all children except one grow up

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Louis as Peter Pan, Harry as Wendy (quotes by J.M. Barrie)

“All children, except one, grow up.”

“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”

saltyguavaflavoredpancake  asked:

Can we get some wholesome hosty teaching wilford how to read??

Wilford throws the book across the room… again. “I JUST CAN’T DO IT!” Host takes a deep breath and gets up to retrieve the book, but Wilford jumps up. “No, no, I’ll get it. Sit back down.”

The Host sits down with a slight sigh and shakes his head. “Wilford, it’s just going to take time. You must learn to calm yourself.”

“I know, I know.” Wilford plucks the book from the floor and walks back over to the table where the Host waits patiently.

“Let’s start again from the beginning, ok? And go slowly.” The Host leans his head back and listens for Wilford’s reading.

“All chi-children, ex-ex…” Wilford pauses and squints at the word.

“Except,” Host says softly.

“Except! All children, except… one, grow up.” Wilford smiles, having finally finished the first sentence.

Host pats Wilford’s arm. “Keep going.”

Wilford nods. “They soon kn-know that they will grow up, and the way…”

“Wendy,” Host whispers, already feeling sleep pulling at him and trying to fight off a yawn.

“And the way Wendy knew was this.” Wilford sees the Host stifle a yawn out of the corner of his vision and smirks, continuing. “One day when she was two years old she was… p-playing in a garden, and she plu-plucked another… flower…” The Host doesn’t hear anymore because he falls fast asleep, snoring ever so softly as Wilford continues to read, slowly and patiently like Host told him to. “You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.”

(This might be the purest thing I’ve ever written…)

Father’s Daughter.

Titled: ‘Father’s Daughter’ 

Pairing: Gaston x reader

Word Count: 1709 

Summary: Your daughter, Cecile is being pushed around by one of the village boys and Gaston suggests sending Sebastien after him but then quickly realizes that won’t be necessary. 

A/N: Thought this would be such a cute fic idea! So here you go!! 

Warnings: Daddy!Gaston feels, Gaston/Luke Evans feels, FLUFF, slight angst,  etc. 

Tagging:  @girl-next-door-writes  @captainemwinchester @little-red-83@impalaimagining@sherlocks-timetraveling-assbutt@hobbithorse19@feelmyroarrrr@lefouismylife@redimagines@letowolfie@ciaprincess@speedycatbluebird @haniiix33 @mademoiselle-lanielenawrit@pancake74433 @certainasthesvn@with-a-hint-of-pesto-aiolishiroyuki18@ironicallyimnotamouse@ciaprincess@erreneous@gawston@benedictcumberbatchstolemyheart @pureawesomeness001@ronijdubb@norrihiddleskittycap@oh-snap-its-mildred @milleniumxhan


Gaston has never been one to be ashamed to admit anything, and he especially liked to brag about having a family of his own someday. Alongside the woman he held dearest to his heart. So far you and him have just done that. Your first born son name’s was Sebastien, he was twelve years old. Christopher, not too far behind, your second born son, was nine years old. Cecile, she was your first born daughter, and she had just celebrated her seventh birthday. A year after Cecile was born, you welcome your third son, who you named Henri, and he was six. And your youngest, was your second born daughter, Felicite who was only one years old. So you already had your hands full. 

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Alright, I still have to do work so I’m calling it a little early for me! Typing is hard in an ambulance lol. Thanks @elleleuthold for doing these sprints! I had a lot of fun continue my challenge from yesterday (found here X) I

I’ve been reading high fantasy so forgive the slight…formality?? in this one! Consider it an experiment:)


Isolde grows up alone. It is a strange thing to grow up alone; it leaves you strong in curious ways and weak in even curiouser.

She learns from her mother the strength of water, the malleability, the presence. At school she stands on the playground like a ghost, watches the other children play, and doesn’t question why none come near her. She imagines it’s why the neighbors never look her mother in the eye, why Isolde must do all the talking at the grocery store, why her father has relatives but not her mother.

She views her father as the exception in her life. The one who sees her and her mother. His eyes seem to always be locked on her mother, always watching, and Isolde imagines that the look in them is love.

It’s not until she’s twelve that she discovers that love doesn’t exist.

She finds the lie buried in the backyard, right where her drunken father had claimed to have buried it. The recent years have been hard, money tight in the city, never enough warmth to go around. It’s made her father drink (he tells her that her mother is the one who makes him drink) and the drink makes him cruel.

He is often cruel.

So she stands in the dark, the little hours of the morning while her father sleeps off inebriation and her mother stares at the walls of her cage, and holds the lie in her hands. It’s soft and sleek and oily all at once. It smells like salt and power and the sea.

She knows her mother for what she is now.

“Mom,” she says after her father has left for work. “Come with me.”

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anonymous asked:

why is it revert and not convert?

Hey!

“Convert” is the word most often used for one who embraces a religion after being raised in another faith. A common definition of the word “convert” is to “change from one religion or belief to another.” However; the term “revert” stems from the Muslim belief that all people are born with a natural faith in Allah. What I mean is that according to Islam, children are born with an innate sense of submission to Allah, which is called the fitrah. Their parents may then raise them in a particular faith community, and they grow up to be non-muslims

The Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alayhi sa sallam) once said: “No child is born except upon fitrah (i.e. as a Muslim). It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a polytheist” (Sahih Muslim).

So when somebody says the shahadah we see their embrace of Islam as a “return” back to this original, pure faith in our Creator. A common definition of the word “revert” is to “return to a former condition or belief.” A revert is returning back to that innate faith that young children innately connect to.

And Allah knows best

WTF: Pidgin vs. Creloe vs. Patois

At some point or another, most people have heard of pidgins, whether through history as a side note to colonialism or heard that pidgins are not languages, but dialects or something along that. One again, instead of using ‘language’ or ‘dialect’ I will try to use ‘variety’ within this post, however the section concerning ‘Patois’ I will make a backwards step, due to the lack of understanding, in general we have of what is considered a Patois.  

Firstly, what is a pidgin?

A pidgin is a variety which is influenced by contact with another variety. The dominating variety usually serves as a basis (structure) whilst the local variety brings words. Through this process of creating a pidgin, words are borrowed from the dominate variety and mashed with local ones, or sometimes the pronunciation is changed for phonetic ease. 

 The point of a pidgin was to create a mutual communicative link between colonizers and the local population. An interesting fact that you can spread around if you like, states at the time of the colonial period that had numerous varieties were usually subject to pidgin construction, however those that had a few, that bore similarities, were subjected to adopting the colonizers variety, completely. Many base pidgins were developed in part with French, English, Portuguese, 

What is a Creole? Now that we know what a pidgin is, a creole is similar, except for one massive difference, evolution. Children who were born in communities where a pidgin had been established, learnt the pidgin as their L1 (first language). Meaning that the children would grow up without the local variety. But this is not all, children (everywhere in the world) change language over time to reflect their own circumstances. New words are constructed, rules are created and eventually, the pidgin becomes recognized, not as a variety of communication, but a transmitter of culture and identity. Now, the pidgin has become a creole. Creole’s can also gain significant legitimacy by becoming official languages of the state.  

So….then what is a Patois? This doesn’t have so much to do with pidgins and creole’s, but more to do categorization (grouping) of varieties. As such there is quite a lot of debate about what constitutes as a patois. A basic, and simple definition is that a patois labels any ‘language’ as divergent or non-standard. As you know, i’m not a fan of using ‘language’, and especially the understanding of standard and non-standard varieties, which implies that one is inferior to the other. For now, i will use such terms as this is how a patois is commonly defined. A patois then is a category that any or all pidgins, creole’s, ‘dialects’ that are considered to be inferior to the standard form (whatever that may be). A good example is the Jamaican Creole or Jamaican Patois (Patwa) which is a variety that holds similarities with English and Spanish and the local variety. In Jamaica the official language is ‘standard English’. Why it is a patois, is unclear, since there is only one Jamaican Creole. To this end, a patois sits in a grey zone, we aren’t quite sure what it is, nor what could be considered a patois.     

Example of a Pidgin:

Ghanaian/Nigerian Pidgin English Dem dey go chop rais – They are going there to eat rice

Examples of Pidgin turned Creole:

Tok Pisin (PNG; Papua New Guniea) Longpela taim mi no lukim yu – Long time no see 

Bislama (Vanuatu) Mi wantem bia – I want beer.

Example of Patois:

Jamican Patwa: Di bwoy big, eeh! – He has gotten big!

Peter Pan (2003) STARTERS
  • "Me? Forget? Never."
  • "I'm afraid I am not learned at all."
  • "I'll show you the road to dusty death."
  • "Would they send me to school?"
  • "She'd rather grow up than stay with you."
  • "You can't catch me and make me a man."
  • "But I do know a thing or two about pirates."
  • "She can't hear you. She can't see you. She's forgotten all about you."
  • "I do believe in fairies!"
  • "Boy, why are you crying?"
  • "All children grow up... except one."
  • "If they are not claimed in seven days, they are sent to the Neverland."
  • "Proud and insolent youth, prepare to meet thy doom."
  • "Oh, what a marvellous name!"
  • "Don't you know what a kiss is?"
  • "I know what you are!"
  • "I am the best there ever was!"
  • "You're a tragedy."
  • "There is another in your place."
  • "He is called... husband."
  • "Are mermaids not sweet?"
  • "Like all surprise attacks, it must be conducted..."
  • "She's not very polite."
  • "One night, I heard my mother and father talking of what I was to be when I became a man."
  • "One girl is worth more than boys."
  • "I don't have a mother."
  • "My new obsession is you."
  • "Things were simpler when I was younger."
  • "You cannot make me!"
  • "If I were you, I'd give up."
  • "If you were me, I'd be ugly."
  • "Discipline. That's what fathers believe in."
  • "Of course I missed you."
  • "You won't forget me, will you?"
  • "Will you come back?"
  • "Old. Alone. Down for."

anonymous asked:

in psychology there is actually evidence that childhood friends don't normally get into relationships when they're older because of knowing each other as kids or something - it is a thing I just can't remember what the theorist's name is

For the interest of my readers - and due to my amplous tile and boredom.

The theory is that if you grow up together you dont get attracted. Sibling effect. If you stay together throughout puberty no attraction will occur.

One thing universal to all humankind is an aversion to the opposite sex at around 7, continuing through puberty. (except some of ya… You know who ya are)

Your siblings stay in contact, and you dont develop attraction. The rest becomes alienated and once ‘rediscovered’, attraction can occur.

I dont know who came up with the theory tho.

Keep it in mind in your writings, children.

All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.

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˗ˏˋ favorite books ˎˊ˗  ➨ Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.”

anonymous asked:

Hi sorry to bother you but can I request ace and his s/o introducing their kids to Whitebeard and their crew hc's

Your request would never bother me! Thank you for requesting! I really hope you like it!


• Whitebeard instantly loves Ace’s kids.
• Whitebeard would say “I am a grandpa everyone.” He’d have the kids call him grandpa and not pops like everyone else.
•He’d have the kids sit on his knee all day long. He’d tell them about his adventures and fun stories.
• He truly cares for these kids.
•the crew loves them too. If Ace introduces a baby everyone wants a chance to hold them. But Whitebeard of course takes the longest time. He’d hold the baby and never want to let go.
•everyone showers the kids in toys and treats.
•of the kid(s) go to the kitchen then the cooks will sneak them candy and treats.
• all of the Whitebeard crew are really nice to Ace’s children and they all want to make sure the kids grow up happy and loved.
• they’re really all one huge family, and they’ll gladly except some more.

Modern Day Peter Pan

“All children, except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up, and the way Wendy knew was this. One day when she was two years old she was playing in a garden, and she plucked another flower and ran with it to her mother. I suppose she must have looked rather delightful, for Mrs Darling put her hand to her heart and cried, ‘Oh, why can’t you remain like this for ever!’ This was all that passed between them on the subject, but henceforth Wendy knew that she must grow up. You always know after you are two. Two is the beginning of the end.”