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YOI - Barcelona

I know this has been done before, but I wanted to do it too. So here’s my pilgrimage to Barcelona. The trip was not without its hiccups, as you will see, but for the most part, I think I covered the hot spots: 

1. The hotel. By now, I think we all know which hotel they stayed at. Let’s start at the top. The pool had nice views at night, but was very cold.❄️☃️ I can only imagine what it was like in December. What were Viktor and Chris thinking???

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((A Kallura request for @eastofthemoon as well as an anon who both wanted to see the space mice playing matchmaker with Keith and Allura.))

It had started with the mice.

Princess Allura’s little pets were notorious snoops and made it a point to know everything that went on in the castle. This worked very much in the princess’s favor as the mice kept tabs on the team’s status, as well as the general condition of the castle. It also helped to have someone to confide in.

There were doubts and fears that haunted Allura’s mind. As well as secrets and private feelings that went unexpressed and piled up inside her until she felt ready to burst. Her ever attentive friends gave the princess a relief of sorts. Someone, she could share her most intimate secrets with whom she could guarantee would never repeat them.

Unfortunately, she did not account for the possibility of her confidantes acting on her feelings.

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True Beauty (Chapter 2)

AO3: Chapter 1 Chapter 2

Yes, I know. What the fuck Ever? It’s been ages since you’ve posted anything! And wasn’t True Beauty just a oneshot? A oneshot you wrote like…a year ago?

Yes. I did write the original oneshot a year ago. Buuut then I got inspired and ran with it. I edited chapter one, by the way, so if you ever read the original oneshot, you should go click on the link above and re-read chapter one. The edits are super subtle, but important. And if you haven’t read chapter 1, you’re going to need to in order to understand this chapter.

(You can skip this author’s note if you want, but it’s pretty important explaining my intentions with this story. But I get it if you don’t wanna read all that, I’m rambly.)

I’ve had an idea in mind for a long time, and I decided to go for it. I’ve noticed there’s a lot of stories, particularly in this fandom, that portray depression totally wrong. Now, it isn’t necessarily the author’s fault: depression is a hard thing to write and understand when you haven’t experienced it yourself. That’s part of why I’ve decided to write this story. I have depression and anxiety myself, and not only is this story a great coping method, it’s also a way to show people who may not fully understand mental illness what it’s like being in our heads. I also hope to portray how society treats mentally ill people: especially schools. I’m trying to show the signs you can look out for, how to help a mentally ill person, and how sometimes, people truly are oblivious.

Of course, this means this story is going to be a difficult read at times. The first scene in this chapter could be potentially very triggering, and perhaps there will be more scenes like this, or even more graphic scenes. I’m not going to sugarcoat anything. Things may not have gotten this bad for me, but I’ve seen it happen to many close to me. Too much media romanticizes mental illness, thinks that a relationship can cure it. News flash: people in relationships may be happier, but nothing can magically cure mental illness. It takes time, a lot of hard work, and potentially medication.

In summary, I’m trying to portray this as realistic as possible. This is a very extreme case, so not everyone who is mentally ill will act like Rogue does, but I figured after a chapter like the first, Rogue’s situation is a difficult one. His actions also add to the common misconceptions that depressed people are just lazy or bad students.

I am not perfect in any means, there will likely be some inaccuracies or in some spots it’ll be a bit dramatic. But that’s to be expected, as no author can write something completely and totally flawless, no matter how informed they are.

Without further ado, Chapter Two of True Beauty: You’re Proud, but I’m Getting Nowhere. I hope you enjoy.


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Thoughts on “Rogue One”

If I could sum up why I loved RO in one sentence it would be simply that this movie reminded me why I fell in love Star Wars in the first place. I’m gonna put spoilers below the cut and try not to gush tooo much. I’m also going to try not to make too many comparisons between RO and TFA, because I know many people have strong feelings about TFA and how it fits into SW canon, a canon I’m admittedly not the best versed in. But there are some things that personally, for me, made RO a more compelling, complex and honest story. Anyway, here we go:

1) I was a goner just from the opening. Two people making an unimaginable sacrifice so their child can live - the shots of little Jyn running into the canyon, her little determined face, I was crying 5 minutes. Chalk it up to seasonal affect but this time of year I ALWAYS get emotional about how much we hitch our hope for salvation onto our children.

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