aim for my heart

okay. okay i can’t just start this and not talk about my expectations from tv!lyra
i usually try not to have expectations of any kind (see my approach to doctor who) but it’s impossible when it comes to my all time favorite female character
so, @bbc - 

  • give me a lyra who’s wild
  • give me a lyra who’s got torn, worn hand me down clothes and dirty knees and bruises and scratches all over
  • give me a lyra with twigs in her hair and stars in her eyes
  • give me a rude lyra, a lyra who yells, a lyra who doesn’t (and frankly, can’t) hide her emotions
  • give me a leader lyra, give me a decisive and arrogant lyra
  • give me a lyra who lies without hesitation, who lies like she’s been doing it all her life because she has, give me a deceiving and cunning 11 year old child
  • give me a lyra who’s still CHILDISH as hell, who looks up to the adults she admires like they’re magic, who bluntly acts like she can blend into societies she admires with varying degrees of success (mrs. coulter’s lifestyle, the gyptians, bolvanger - depends on how hard she’s trying to lie and whether she’s just trying to have fun or actually lying for her life)
  • give me lyra’s and pan relationship - something deeper than anything else
  • yet give me a lyra who seems so different from her daemon - from responsible, planner, voice of reason pan who always has to look out for her
  • YET give me lyra and pan who are children and play together and laugh together and act as the one whole being that they are
  • give me the lyra who drove jordan scholars mad
  • give me lyra who lad gangs of street urchins into wars
  • give me lyra who earned the respect and admiration of iorek byrnison, lee scoresby and serafina pekkala (two of which are monarchs)
  • give me lyra goddamn silvertongue

“But in a confusing world, we must cling to the few fragments of truth we share. And the truth is that I love you, and you love me.”

Conquest!Takumi destroys me in the best way.

  • Jindosh: You cover your face but I know who you are.
  • Jindosh: Emily Kaldwin. You take too many Royal Portraits, but then I suppose an Empress has the new 'Eye-Portrait-7' trained artists in attendance
  • Jindosh: And for all that, you have your father's eyes
  • Jindosh: Such rich, brown, big serkonan eyes... erm *cough* where we were?
  • Jindosh: Nothing is an accident.
  • Jindosh: Except my breakfast this morning! One egg undercooked, another overdone! Three serkonan sausage instead of four! Two rotten figs instead of three fresh ones, I eat the same thing every morning, I don't know what the servants have been smoking, a clockwork soldier could prepare my breakfast
  • Jindosh: Think before you strike!
  • Jindosh: Have you cleaned your sword this morning? I don't want to get an infection off your blade!
  • Jindosh: And make sure you aim for a major artery! Or my heart! Gut wounds can take twenty minutes to kill a man!
  • Jindosh: If you're uncertain about the anatomy, I have a few cadavers in the laboratory, I can give you some pointers if you'd like
  • Jindosh: If you kill me, you become the assassin we claimed you were! You become one of us!
  • Jindosh: Membership is 40 coin a month or you can subscribe to our special package of only 300 coin per year
  • Jindosh: We meet up every week and discuss the latest crossbow prototypes in "Marked Monthly" magazine
Highly Suspect // Sentence Starters
  • "You kissed me on the head and left me out for dead."
  • "I just wanted to tell you I'm alive and doing fine, so how are you?"
  • "Your eyes are lined in pain."
  • "And I tied you to the tracks."
  • "Won't you let me in?"
  • "I'm dying to get in."
  • "These fellas are telling me I'd be better off dead."
  • "Nothing flashed before my eyes."
  • "No pretty angels and no bright lights."
  • "All I saw was the Devil's soul (and it looked a hell of a lot like my own)."
  • "You were the one that I used to love (and I'm still in love)."
  • "I never loved you the most."
  • "Black tears don't hide in rain."
  • "Fuck me up."
  • "I need you to aim straight for my heart."
  • "And if you're gonna miss, then hit my head."
  • "You're fatal but I love who you are."
  • "Cause lately I've been feeling so strange."
  • "They're painting me red."
  • "And no one told me which way to go."
  • "And every single night I get cold."
  • "I feel like death is coming soon."
  • "All I wanna do is fucking sleep."
  • "But at my best, I am the worst."
  • "Tell me, what's worse than this?"
  • "The echoes in the halls---they dance along the walls---the memories of your ghost."
  • "A pure love, unrehearsed."
  • "I can't breathe, much less believe the truth."
  • "I am a hungry shark, fast and merciless."
  • "My muscles will contract, your bones will crack."
  • "I am here to win this fight.
  • "Aim for the sun and shoot."
  • "I've never known your love."
  • "You know what you're doing, (you know that it hurts)."
  • "I'll follow you down to the edge of this earth."
  • "I'll kill for you."
  • "Your eyes, they could cut through diamonds and steel."
  • "Sharper than the blade in your hand."
  • "You grab the gun, I'll take the wheel."

On the Memory Lane tonight :3 

Pre s3 Promo:

He’s a terrible man 
With blue eyes.
My heart is the target
Where he aims best.
He comes back to me.
He always comes back.
With a big ‘L’Called Love.

He’s a terrible man.
He’s afraid of the night.
In my fragile arms
He calms down and laughs
And then falls asleep. And then I look at him
He’s no longer violent
It’s me who guards him, A sentry apart.

“Man, I’m so bummed out I don’t even feel like battling today. I already passed on sailing with my big bro, but damn, that documentary last night was sure as hell effective if it aimed at breaking my heart.”

“Can I ask more about the documentary?”

“It’s about this new species of Pokémon discovered in Alola called Mimikyu. It’s this half-Ghost, half-Fairy type that no one’s actually seen the real form of because it always has a disguise. And its most common disguise is that of a Pikachu because it wants to be loved just like one. I mean, come on, how freaking heartbreaking is that?

“The worst part is how it hits so close to home. I’ve battled so many trainers who act like Steven Stone or Wallace or some other amazing trainer just so they could feel stronger, or as a way to convince themselves that they could defeat me. And that goes for me, too. After losing to Brawly so many times I figured I had to imitate his style more so I could improve in battle. And knowing that there’s a Pokémon out there who feels the same way I do…

“Man, I’ve bummed myself out even more. Sorry to be a downer, kid. But don’t blame Mimikyu, you hear? The documentary made me want to catch one for myself. I’m gonna love it so much that it’s never gonna feel lonely again.”

Bill let’s go!”

“Just … one … second …” Bill grunted as he stretched his arm out under the bed, his fingers just barely brushing the backpack pushed up against the wall. Almost. Got. It.

“We’re already going to miss the previews! You know that I love the previews!”

“I said gimmie a sec, Pine Tree!”

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anonymous asked:

Hey! I could I ask about how you decided you wanted to run an ultra? It's such an awe-inspiring goal. I love running and I've read a few books by ultra runners and their stories and tenacity are just incredible but I cannot even contemplate running 30+ miles, like ever. Obviously I get that everyone's bodies, goals and motivations are individual but was there something that specifically inspired you to go for an ultra? <3

hi! ah this is going to be long lol but i love this question!

honestly i don’t know if i really decided so much as i was pulled/drawn to it. 
distance running has been a natural love of mine forever, and i grew up on the trails. i’ve done five marathons now, and i love that distance - i plan to run them forever. but i want to push further, and trails are where my heart lies. 

the 50K i’m aiming to do is in my hometown, and is a race i’ve always dreamed of participating in. so last year, when i found myself really getting into longer distance running (running 50+ mile weeks just for fun/not training for anything), i realized maybe it was meant to be a reality. 
and when we moved here, it so happened that the majority of the podcasts i downloaded were about ultra running (unintentionally, they were just running podcasts but the episode titles that called out to me happened to be about ultra runners and races), and then i read “born to run” again. and the desire was solidified; it just felt like it was supposed to happen.
also, in relation to ultras vs. road racing: i’m really competitive with myself. but i don’t love being really competitive with other people. and generally, the running community is supportive and wonderful on both roads and trails. but in my opinion, trail races are less competitive and more supportive in general.

also, i grew up in a running family. many people view marathons as this big, incredible, long distance. and i 100% respect the distance - it has certainly kicked my ass and it is a huge feat. but i grew up viewing running 26.2 miles for fun as totally normal, ya know? so i think, to me, the idea of running 30+ miles isn’t quite as crazy as it is to the average person.

to me, it doesn’t sound like work. i know it will be, but it sounds FUN! i love pushing myself and destroying my limits. i just want to be able to run forever. to me there’s no better feeling than being in great shape and just running miles and miles everyday for fun. getting to do it in the woods is like a dream. i love suffering like that. it’s where i grow and learn the most, that high is what i live for.

i hope this answers the question! sending love your way <3

[[a new lego store near a mall i go to is opening a lego master builder event and im like “cool cool okay maybe i’ll go after the hype dies down” but then they announced that for the opening, people can come help build an 8 ft Jay statue and im just like