What she means:
In 2008, Taylor Swift dated Joe Jonas, lead singer of the Jonas Brothers. Their relationship was Taylor's first highly publicized relationship and attracted some of Taylor's biggest media attention at the time. Taylor thought she and Joe were genuinely in love and possibly meant to be, but Joe abruptly dumped her over the phone in under 25 seconds. Taylor then went on to make the infamous Joe Jonas doll video, wrecked Joe on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and publicly admitted that the breakup song "Forever & Always" was about Joe. It was later revealed that Joe had left Taylor for another woman. In turn, Joe wrote the song "Much Better" about Taylor, saying his new girlfriend was much better than Taylor and calling Taylor's fans crazy. On Taylor's next album,Speak Now, Taylor wrote the song "Last Kiss" about Joe, revealed with it's secret message "Forever and Always." She also wrote "Better Than Revenge" about the woman Joe left her for. During one night of the Speak Now Tour, Joe Jonas came, and Taylor and he looked into each other's eyes as Taylor sang Last Kiss, a song of missing him and wishing he would come back to her. On her next album, RED, Taylor wrote the song "Holy Ground" about that specific incident, saying she appreciated their original relationship and glad she had him in her life and would always remember their good times. Taylor then released her 5th album, 1989, and posted public photos of her and Joe hanging out, Taylor now dating someone else and Joe dating one of Taylor's friends. Taylor also admitted that writing "Better Than Revenge" was an immature mistake, saying she knew Joe left her because he wanted to, not because he was "stolen" and they just weren't meant to be. Taylor and Joe were also spotted at Coachella talking and hugging and at one of Taylor's 4th of July parties. It is now the year 2017, and Taylor is dating someone else named Joe, and she and Joe Jonas are good friends, and Taylor's prophecy that she would only watch his life in pictures never came true. All was well.
Why must you be so damn impatient? When someone is speaking and they are speaking kind of slow for your taste or whatever you interrupt them and start talking about something else, preferably about yourself. Just no.
Ok girl just chill, you are not always right and even though you know you're not you're just too damn stubborn to admit it that you were wrong. Seriously chill.
Omg make up your damn mind, do you want this or do you want that? You can't play people like that. Oh and think before you speak because you tend to hurt people's feelings because you're not really thinking that it might hurt them or just don't care. Please no more.
Oh dear Cancer please don't take everything so harshly. Not everyone is out to get you, you know? And even though someone tells you that you need to improve on something it doesn't mean you are a failure and should give up on everything. Not everything is that black and white.
Oh my god. Why are you like this? You don't have to act so egoistical all the time because in reality you are just so damn insecure. You get angry too quickly and are way too possessive. You might scare people off if you keep acting like that.
You're very dismissive when things aren't going your way and if you don't think something is perfect you judge people really harshly. And for some reason this doesn't apply to you. Hypocrite much?
You may act all nice but in reality you are the biggest gossiper out of all the zodiac signs. You might even backstab people and not realise that you are actually in the wrong and not the one you were just "gossiping" about. You're pretty shady my guy.
You're pretty manipulative and you don't even realise it. Things have to go your way. Also you must take revenge on someone who wronged you 10 years ago. Relax and drink water or something. The person who wronged you has probably forgotten anyways.
Well...you people are pretty moody. Actually you are in a great mood most of the time but when something isn't going your way you get reaaaallllyyyy moody. And everyone will know about it because you take it out on everybody. Even that guy in the store you don't know has to know and feel that you aren't in a good mood.
You never take responsibility for anything that happens in your life. If something happens you make someone elsa take care of it for you because well it wasn't your problem. Or so you believe.
You're sooooo...Unpredictable! What's going on in that head of yours!? Where are you going? Anywhere you feel like going. Please stop.
If I'm going to be completely honest with you, you can be a total bitch when something you want just isn't happening. Also overly emotional. You cry over everything! Honey, get a grip!
Hey can you write one where the avengers go to recruit a girl they heard about? She lives in the deep woods and uses magic. When they find her they weren’t expecting someone so young since she’s only like 14-15. They start having second thoughts but she shows them that she can handle herself. She also wants revenge cause hydra killed her family trying to get to her.
A/N: I made the reader a little older and i hope it’s not a problem. I really liked the request and i have a big idea how to continue this. I hope you like it and if so let me know in order to post a Part 2 and maybe more ;) Enjoy (and sorry for the mistakes)
It was Saturday and everyone in the Avenger
tower was finally able to relax. The whole week represented a lot of missions,
hours of training and a serious lack of sleep. Today had to be their day off.
Nat was trying to find an interesting film on the TV but for now with no luck.
Steve was in his room immersed in his thought for the present again. Tony, as
always, was doing something in his laboratory with Bruce but this time they
weren’t eager to make a progress so fast, so they were mostly telling each
other jokes rather than work. Clint and Vision, unusually, were cooking
whatever they could think of while Peter, Wanda and Thor were ready to become
tasters. Everything was going fine until a familiar and detestable sound
reached their ears.
“Good morning, Avengers.”, said Colson, “How
are you in this sunny and beautiful day?”
“Oh, hey Son of Col! We are perfect.”, Thor
answered with a bright smile on his face.
Now everyone was in the living room looking at
the man in a black suit showing on the huge TV.
“If you have to tell us something good then go
on, if not…better fuck yourself.”
“Well, I’m glad to see you too, Romanoff.”, the
man looked with a smile at the red-head and then turned again to the whole
gang, “Okay, I will go to the main part. Three days ago something extraordinary
happened in woods north of Minnesota.”, bellow him appeared some photos, “As
you see, some of the trees are burnt but definitely not from a fire, and this
one.”, a photo showing something like spikes coming from the ground became in
“What the hell is this?”, Peter exclaimed, “How
is that even possible?”
“That’s what you have to find out.”
“What?! No!”, Tony said angrily. “No! Not going
to happen! We have a day off, Colson!”
“I know you do, but it’s important. Given the
fact it’s like 7km away from a Hydra base, it may be someone used for an
experiment. And we need only three or four of you to go and check.”, the man
“I’m in!”, Wanda said with no hesitations.
“Count me, too”, Clint raised his hand to show
that he’s ready.
“Peter, you are not going.”, Tony declared.
“Why not? We only have to check what’s going
on, that’s all.”
“He is right Tony, and I will go, too.”, Steve
stated and the four of them received the needed information.
“I’m sick of Mr. Stark treating me like a
kid.”, Peter breathed out as he and the other three avengers were getting in
“But you are a kid, Pete.”, Steve sat down and
put his belt on. The others followed his actions and soon they were high above
“That’s not what I mean. I may be a kid as I am
that young but I can look after myself. I can do things just like you guys. I
want and I can become a hero. It seems he…he doesn’t want me to be one.”
“You know that’s not true.”, Wanda tried to
calm the boy down, “He is just afraid. You and either I are new in all of this,
but he, Steve and Clint are deep in this dangerous world and know what it costs
to be a hero.”
“Wanda is right, boy. I share Stark’s thoughts
but not completely. If you want to be a hero, you must know that you risk the
lives of your beloved ones – family, friends, girlfriends… We all have
experienced the feeling of losing someone; we just don’t want you to go through
this at that young age.”, Clint said while checking his arrows.
“But don’t worry, we’ll be beside your back.”,
Steve patted Peter’s shoulder and till the end of the flight nobody spoke.
Two hours later the group was finally at the
mentioned place. There was no place for the helicopter to land so the heroes
had to get down with the help of a rope.
“So…which direction should we go?”, Clint
questioned as he, the last one, got on the hard ground.
“North.”, Steve looked at his compass to make
sure he was right and then led the gang towards the destination.
“Why would somebody stay so deep In the
woods?”, Peter decided to break the silence.
“I don’t think they are just staying there,
“They are hiding.”, Wanda respond back.
“Why do you think so?”
“Colson said that there is a Hydra base in the distance…I
think whoever managed to escape, is now terrified and…and angry.”
“How can you be so sure? Hydra probably sent
out somebody to see if he can cooperate and serve them.”, the way Steve
retorted back showed he had no good feeling towards the organization.
“Because I can feel it!”
“What do you mean?”, Peter was so confused
given the fact he was new and didn’t have much information about the Hydra
thing and Wanda’s powers.
“Sometimes I can either get in your head or
memories, or feel your emotions.”
Steve was about to say something back as his
anger has somehow unlocked but Clint was the one to stop them from a fight.
“Guys! We have a work to do and right now it’s
in front of us.”, Hawkeye showed the previously seen spikes, which were like 10
meters away from them, “Can you solve your problems when we are back in the
base, and I am away from your childish behavior?”
Wanda and Steve looked a little ashamed while
Peter was still standing there with a stupid expression on his face while
trying to figure the things out. While going to the strange and kind of a scary
place the gang saw some burnt trees, others had a burnt hand mark on them,
others were still up but their leaves were dry. As they were becoming closer a
change in the temperature was felt.
“It wasn’t that hot minutes before. I’m
sweating in this costume and now my body is itching like crazy.”, Parker
announced as he began scratching.
“It’s coming from the inside.”
The spikes coming from the ground were making
something like a dome. The sharp sides were touching at the top, while at the
bottom they were forming a circle. This ‘structure’ was definitely made for
some sort of protection.
“Maybe the person is inside this thing.”
“I will try to break it. Step back.”, Wanda
commanded and then, using her magic, she broke one of the spikes. As she did
so, another one grew but not upwards. Instead the spike with its sharp side
directed at her body was about to kill her if it wasn’t Steve to save her. They both fell on the ground while the others
two tried to save themselves from the other deadly formations that suddenly
appeared from the ground.
“What the hell was that?!”, Clint exclaimed as
he tried to catch his breath.
“I don’t know but we better find a way to…”,
Peter was interrupted from Wanda’s scream to watch out. But his spider senses
had already informed him about a danger. He jumped and used his webs to get on
a high tree. From up there he managed to
notice the small aperture.
“I can get there and I will. Don’t try to stop
me, we are losing time. When I get there you will attack and try to ruin this
shield. Got it?”, the young boy notified the others through his micro earphone,
“Let’s have some fun.”, Peter put his mask on and jumped from the tree. He
landed just a meter away from the wanted place but as soon as his foots touched
the spikes others began appearing. With his fastness he got in the hole seconds
before getting seriously injured.
Although he has done it before, this time Peter
made his superhero landing on his ass.
“Shit, that hurts.”, he cursed out but as soon
as he did he was thrown against the strong wall made from the spikes.
“Tell me who the hell you are or I’ll kill
you.”, a sweet, yet dry voice reached his ears. He looked up and saw a girl
around his age standing defensive opposite him with a rage written on her face.
“I’m Pet-, shit! No, I’m Spiderman and I-”, but
the boy was interrupted by being sent to the ‘wall’ again.
“You are lying! If Hydra is sending you, which
I am sure about, you are gonna die in agony. They’ll finally see what I am
capable of! That’s what they want, isn’t it?”, the girl screamed and clenched
fists. Peter, who was thrown again, managed to see what she was doing and how
she was capable of whisking him wherever she wanted. The guy soon realized she
was a witch just like Wanda.
“I have no idea what you are talking about. We
are here to help you”, as soon as those words were spoken, the girl was ready
to make that boy shut up by repeating her previous actions but Peter was
faster. He sent webs towards her hands, sticking them on one of the spikes. She
tried to escape but with in vain. Peter used this opportunity to scan the girl.
She was his height, with a (y/h/t) (y/h/c) hair, (y/e/c) now full with anger.
Her clothes were dirty and scattered, her face slightly sunken maybe due to the
lack of food.
the whole structure was hit and a part of it ruined down. The girl used this as
an opportunity to go away and this time she managed. She began running but the
boy shoot web at her and stopped her. The witch fell on the ground and looked
at the four people standing meters away.
“I’ll kill you!”, she screamed and sent a stone
towards the group. Wanda was the one to create a shield with her magic and protect
her friends. The girl’s eyes widen as she saw that somebody had powers just as
“Stop attacking us and just listen!”, Wanda
“We are here to help you, don’t need to be
afraid.”, a man with a soft voice gave his hand to help her stand. The girl
looked up and was met by a dirty blonde hair and kind blue eyes.
A story of why you should ALWAYS pay your web designer...
So I have (had?) a client that decided he didn’t want to pay the full price for my web design services AFTER he signed the agreement. What happened was he paid my 50% deposit, and I sent him the beta version on my server. He took that link to other designers and asked them to build it for cheaper. When he found a designer who would, he told me he was no longer needing a website for his business and wanted to terminate. When I said he was on the hook for the amount, he ignored me for a week and then told me he hated the website. I sent collections after him and the agent found out he had another designer working for him. This new designer charges $350 for a complete website with a year of hosting and SEO.
What happened next is phenomenal.
New designer couldn’t copy my website, so he provided an HTML (non responsive, to boot) website instead. Collection agent gave me the new website and when I looked, it was okay looking. I checked the source and right in the header tag, it said, “mirrored from…”
His designer copied the code, pictures, slogan and favicon from this other company. Being the good little designer I am, I contacted the company and asked if they knew their website had been copied. Obviously, they did not. I sent a bunch of screen caps and information to him.
Owner of website contacted my (ex) client and ripped him a new one. Client threw the designer under the bus, so the company owner called the designer next. Owner of the company threatened corporate lawyers on him.
By 11pm last night, the website was offline. By 7am this morning, a new website was up… again mirrored from a hair & beauty salon in Las Vegas.
So I called the web designer of that website and let him know. His response, “of all the websites I’ve done, they copied that one?”. He called the designer and the designer responded by removing the “mirrored from” tags in the code. Original designer will be doing a little research and starting the process for theft of intellectual property tomorrow.
Because I’m a horrible person, I went through this designer’s profile and found a few more copied websites, and sent screen caps of pages and the code to each of the original owners, as well as information on what to do. If someone wants to copy code and learn from it, fine. But don’t sell someone’s hard work as your own.
At this point, I don’t even care if I get paid from my ex client, because I have been so amused by this entire saga. But I updated my collections agent and after he was done laughing, he was going to call my ex client back and recommend he pay me completely and get the original website I created for him, rather than the mirrored hack job(s) he also paid for.
keith always straightens out the hems of lance’s shirts because them being folded bothers him. lance just smiles and lets keith do his thing
whenever keith gets into a Mood, lance’ll come and lay his head in keith’s lap and start talking, about anything, just to see if he can make keith smile.
and when keith finds lance crying at night because he misses his family, he takes lance’s hand and kisses each finger.
“one,” he says, counting after each kiss. “two. three.” they both count, and on ten their mouths meet and lance feels a little more calm, focused.
keith gets out of the shower and his long hair is sopping wet, so he shakes it like a dog to get lance all wet.
“stop! you’re the worst!” lance is yelling, but he’s also laughing.
his revenge is to take a towel and vigorously rub keith’s head until his hair poofs out. afterword he’ll sit, legs spread out and keith between them resting against his chest, and brush out keith’s hair.
early morning jogs around the halls of the castle, talking softly to one another, voices echoing in the quiet.
lance finds a machine in the castle that takes sound and converts it into a holographic light display that fills a room.
lucky for them, keith’s ipod was in his jacket pocket when blue abducted them.
he plays soft vintage melodies from the beginning of the millennium while he and lance slow dance. lance’s arms are looped around keith’s neck, keith’s head resting on lance’s shoulders. soft blue lights like waves fill the room and pass through them.
“does this count as a bonding moment?” keith asks slyly, still not letting that go.
lance grins and kisses him. long, and deep as a well, savoring it, savoring keith.. “Hm…I guess so. I’m cradling you in my arms, aren’t I?”
We didn’t have to wait for too long to receive out last new addition to the Side-Character units, Magical!Totoko !! (Who’s a flying unit btw).
The gatcha will come out in April 27th with the retirement of the Magical set itself, so stay tuned !!
Also, are those the Totoko Revenge Stages ?? Hope you guys are ready, we’ll be getting this on April 28th!!
You could disagree with me, but i think, OurCiel and Madam Red are very similar.
When Angelina was a young girl, she was very shy. She disliked public events and noisy balls. In Chapter 10 we seen, that she liked read in her family’s garden, and she felt herself good, when she is alone.
Our Ciel was exactly like that. In time, while his brother and Vincent were preparing dinner for Rachel, Our Ciel played in his room, and he is liked it.
Madam was younger child in a family. She always thought, that she is not so pretty and good, as her older sister. therefore she was quiet coy, don’t feels herself confident when meeting new people. For example, she was very nervous, when her father introduced her to the count Phantomhive.
Our little Ciel was the same. When Vincent took him with yourself to the ball, Ciel is stood close to father and held him firmly by the hand.
And Ciel also thinks, that his older brother better, than he
Life is made Angelina changed a lot. She became Madam Red, but she didn’t want it, there were circumstances. As well as Ciel had became the head of the Phantomhive family, because it was necessary
Madan Red, as Ciel, associated with the supernatural. Ciel made a deal with demon, madam Red made a kind of “contract” with shinigami.
When Madam Red lost her close people, she felt the need to avenge them. But she went the wrong way. She took revenge on the people who were not guilty in her grief. But she I couldn’t stop, because she knew, that women deserve punishment.
Ciel also follows the path of revenge. He looking for murderers of his family and he want to chastise them in that whatever was. And he also don’t gonna to stop.
I really hope, that Ciel’s destiny will be not so tragic.
I sincerely wish him happiness because he deserves it. And i still regret for Madam Red. i think, she was amazing women
Maas left the series wide open for us to ponder one important question: “What’s next?!?”
These are personally my hopes for what we get in the future! BECAUSE I NEED TO KNOW SO MANY THINGS!
Nesta and Cassian Storyline
The way ACOWAR left Nesta and Cassian was…hanging. Nesta didn’t visit Cassian while he was healing after the final battle and he didn’t acknowledge her once when they returned back to Velaris. So this needs to be approached in some way so for their story I imagine:
Nesta will be involved with finding the Queens and making sure they do not intervene with the peace talks between fae and humans. And since Nesta is the Night Court’s emissary for humans this would make sense.
Does Nesta still have powers tied with the Cauldron? That was left unclear. AND we need to explore those witch abilities!
Cassian growing a pair and coming to terms with his feelings for Nesta. It seemed like he was afraid to admit his feelings for Nesta as she started to soften toward him. So he will join her on the journey AND A MATING BOND WILL BE ACCEPTED AND WE GET THEIR POVs DURING IT!!!
Vassa and Lucien Storyline
This could be before or after the Nessian story. Since Vassa is also invested in revenge against the Queens she might participate in helping Nesta and Cassian or she will focus on breaking her curse first. Which leads to Lucien’s role. Note: I am not saying I ship these two, but Lucien will be vital in this story.
Lucien needs to know his true heritage. I refuse to accept that he will remain believing that Beron is his father.
And since Helion is the “Spell-Cleaver” I bet he will be part of this story in the aspect of offering advice on breaking Vassa’s (Not quite sure if Lucien will have Helion’s abilities, but since Lucien broke free of Hybern’s magic in ACOMAF…perhaps that is a hint toward that hidden power!)
WILL HE BE OFFICIALLY DECLARED THE HEIR OF THE DAY COURT?
If romance does happen between Vassa and Lucien be prepared for some Swan Lake! @propshophannah goes into this more!
Elain and Azriel Storyline
What in the newly made Cauldron is going on with Elain and her abilities?!?! How did Truth-Teller transport her to the battlefield? And will Azriel be the one to help her with her powers?
We need to know if Elain is capable of being a shadowsinger. In general I just want to understand the concept of shadowsingers. I feel as though this was still a bit glossed over in the series.
Mor needs to tell Azriel that she is not attracted to him so he can finally stop having hope that she will ever love him the same way he does.
I will be disappointed though if Azriel then jumps to loving Elain. This is one reason why I am not on-board with shipping Elriel. I want it to be clear that if they do become romantically involved it is because he loves Elain. Not because she is suddenly some good pairing, because Mor is no longer interested in Azriel.
A firm conclusion on where Elain and Lucien stand with their mating bond
Novella #1 Miryam, Drakon and Their People
I just want to see their beginnings from their POVs. The first time they met. Miryam going to war with Jurian. Drakon fighting on their side. And eventually their love slowly becoming a reality.
Also I would not mind reading about Nephelle’s story! How this cartographer with little wings saved Miryam against all odds. AND she is a lover to one of Drakon’s generals who is also female. (Then they get married when Nephelle safely returns! So adorable!)
Novella #2 High Lords
I will gladly accept any stories with Helion. Please.
Can we have just go more in-depth with Kallias and Viviane! Goodness they were so sweet and I just love how Viviane called Kallias out for wanting to be a High Lady like Feyre! (And in general I just adore these two!)
robert sugden is the sort of guy that will buy his husband festival tickets, create their own vegas for his fiancé, jump into a fucking lake to save his boyfriends engagement ring but also plot revenge on the mother of his baby and drug an old man. and I fucking love it
easily angered and sometimes violent but is only mad for like .2 seconds
acts like it's okay but is actually building up anger overtime
will roast you and you will cry
will roast you but they will cry, also the need for revenge is typical
vry cold and definitely the silent treatment
will try to calm themselves down or solve the issue, but is full of rage deep down
"i know ur drowning right now but im not gonna save u. what do u mean why? do u not remember when on december 14th 2008 at 1:17 PM Mountain Standard Time u stole the cookie from my lunchbox??? lol ya bye"
brutally honest when roastin u but is chill 20 minutes later
dirty looks, silent treatment, just very cold in general
agitated and annoyed, eventually stops caring
not easily angered, but gets really heated and overly emotional and sometimes violent and self destructive
Gryffindors will most likely slap, punch or hex you right on the spot.
They don’t back away from a challenge and usually use their physical strength instead of magic. However, they don’t do resent and remember. After they have “told” you off they will most likely laugh about it.
Unless you are some kind of arch nemesis you are safe after the slap. However , you might wanna learn from your mistakes since their revenge will get worse and worse the more often you hurt them or piss em off.
We already know from the mauraders that gryffindor pranks will always make you laugh. However , sometimes they might take it too far and accidentally hurt someone which might backfire a bit.
Huffllepuffs set on kill them with kindness. You won’t even have a comeback to that because how does one reply to : “you are the sun to my earth” when you just told them to fuck off. Also if it gets really personal they will just pull you into one of the empty class rooms and put whatever slightly poisonous plant they get their hands on into your mouth and you’ll be puking your guts out for the better half of the week.
So yeah, don’t mess with them.
They don’t really do pranks but when they do they are quite endearing and only for a good laugh.
Ravenclaws will be as polite as possible but will crash and burn you the moment you piss them off. Instead on bad mouthing and spitting insults they will casually challenge you to a duel. Do not accept. They will burn you to the ground. Instead, apologise and they will most likely forgive you (you will also owe them but that’s still better than being dead.)
Ravenclaws don’t usually do pranks , they want their solitude and have other stuff to do.
Slytherins will use extra long, posh and complicated terms and words as well as facts and sarcasm to humiliate you in front of everyone. Also, their revenge comes slowly but steadily. Unlike Gryffindors they will not use physical strength but their brain to set up a foolproof plan to see you despair. Furthermore they usually don’t hex or punch you. Quite the opposite actually, it will be a mental attack that will lead to an existencial crisis or total loss of confidence.
Most of the times Slytherin think doing pranks is beneath them. HOWEVER, if this is about their pride and honour… run bitch.
There’s a recurring joke in Sherlock
about it “never being twins”, one of the many unfired Chekhov’s
guns. Now the smart and lovely @patiencegrenade has pointed me towards
the possible answer. Stay with me, please!
A Canadian show called Murdoch
Mysteries, about an 1890s detective solving crimes (sounds familiar,
anyone?), had three episodes which featured Arthur Conan Doyle as a
character. Whenever he visited, he and the main character detective
Murdoch had some serious Sherlock-Watson vibes.
In the episode Belly Speaker, which
aired in 2008 (so two years before ASIP), Doyle makes his second
The episode starts when an alcoholic
dad (cue John Watson-reference) gets murdered. Murdoch and Doyle
enter the crime scene and open the closet, where the victim’s son
Harcourt and his puppet are found hiding. The man is a ventriloquist and
his puppet’s name is… Mycroft. I wish I was making this up.
Harcourt quickly confesses, but Murdoch doesn’t believe him: he gets
the cause of death wrong, for example.
Now – spoilers: Harcourt turns out to
be his own secret twin brother (also named Mycroft), who took revenge
on his dad for rejecting him at birth. He did this by murdering
Harcourt at age ten, burying his brother in/underneath the closet,
and then posing as his own twin for years and years. When he finally
killed his dad, he tried to act as if he was his own twin brother
Harcourt covering up for his twin Mycroft (all while really being
Mycroft), hoping the detective would think Mycroft had fled the
country and would let ‘Harcourt’ off the hook, thus getting away with
murder. Like a triple bluff.
Does this sound ridiculous? The very premise that a child could
plan something like this, is mocked by Sherlock in TAB, after John suggests Emilia Ricoletti had a secret twin.
One of the reasons Murdoch DOESN’T
think “Harcourt” did it, is because Harcourt is lefthanded and
the killer was righthanded. In other words, Mycroft went as far as
pretending to be differently-handed to cover up for a murder. As
recent meta by @221bloodnun has pointed out (link), this is something that was seen
done by Sherlock and John in S4.
Also, there is the eye thing. Murdoch
uncovers that Harcourt is Mycroft because of his eyes: the right one is brown,
the left one is blue. This was the other way around in a childhood
picture. The different eye color thing is seen
in Sherlock when Eurus removes her contact lenses. Also, in an old
version of the Great Game script, Moriarty does the same
Murdoch Mysteries thereby connects
Moriarty, Eurus AND Mycroft.
What about the puppet? Wouldn’t the
puppet have been referenced somehow in Sherlock and especially season
4, if there was really some significance? Glad you asked. In Eurus’s
bedroom, we can see a ventriloquist puppet hanging to the left of her
room – by that house; sorry for the bad quality pic. Now, dolls are normal for a child to play with.
Belly speaking puppets? Not so much.
The whole episode rests upon Mycroft
ACTUALLY getting away with the murder, disappearing at the end of the
episode. So, we could deduce that season 4 is basically about the
Holmes brothers getting away with murder. (hint: Mary’s murder)
Also, his brother was IN THE
CLOSET the whole time. Just saying.
Throughout time, the wand, staff, and scepter have become a part of the magician’s image. As kings held a scepter to symbolize their power, so a magician would hold a rod to symbolize their own. This symbol has existed from the ancient days of Moses into modern times where we have Harry Potter.
There were different kinds of wands owned and employed by sorcerers over the years, but none so terrible and harrowing as the blasting rod. This mystical stick could cause destruction in both the spirit world and mortal world alike. Because of that, both spirit and human feared this tool in the hands of magicians.
Just as many other magical tools, it can be found in both ceremonial magic and folk magic. However, unlike other tools, this is one that has two different interpretations for the two sections of magic. Both are used for ‘blasting’ and damning, but the methods of use and creation are different. It it originated with one or the other, simply that is a tool of magic useful to both folk magicians and ceremonial magicians.
Most of the time, when someone hears ‘blasting rod’, they hear it in the context of low magic. Blasting was something done by witches and cunning folk as a method of sharp, acute cursing. It caused illness, blights, storms, impotence, sterility, barrenness, and misfortune. One of the most common methods of blasting was when a witch would employ their trusty blackthorn rod. The stick was pointed, tapped, and shaken at its intended victims. In some lore, the same rod that placed the curse would be able to undo it. Witches with crooked blackthorn canes are the image tied to this lore. Blackthorn is the most commonly used wood for a blasting rod, so much so that the term has become semi-synonymous with ‘the blackthorn stick’. The thorns of the blackthorn are sharp and cause infection. It was thought to also take revenge on humans that cut it. Just as with other faery trees, the blackthorn was harnessed by witches and magicians as a tool of power. Though blackthorn is the traditional wood for a blasting rod, other thorny branches have been known to be used for it. I’ve seen sticks of blackberry, locust, and even old rose bush branches being employed for similar purposes. The thorns are sometimes left along the stick, and sometimes are taken off and fixed on the end. Sometimes a combination of the two is used. The rod is usually longer than other wands, but shorter than most staffs, making it just the right length for a cane.
In ceremonial arts, the blasting rod differs in creation and methods, but its purpose remains similar to the one used in folk magic. The blasting rod used in ceremonial magic serves a similar purpose to a black handled knife. It is used to command, compel, and threaten spirits or demons. The Grand Grimoire gives both uses and directions to make such a rod. The ritual process of making the rod is arduous, but the requirements of the wand are quite clear. Unlike the folk magic variant, a ceremonial blasting rod is to be made from a forked branch of wild hazel, measuring 19 1/2″ long. The tree it is to be cut from must have never borne fruit. The sharpened tips of the fork are capped with steel from a blade used to make a sacrifice and magnetized with a lodestone. When used in ritual, if the magician wishes to smite a spirit for noncompliance, the forked prongs are held over a flame while uttering a curse to the spirits. The Grimoire claims that this tool has come directly from God, as He used it to smite traitorous angels and throw them down. The Grimoire also accounts for its power over storms and its ability to both call them down and push them away.
Whether it be bloodied steel or piercing thorn, the blasting rod not only sends forth attacks, but it also protects the magician. It is, of course, offense which serves as the best defense. The rod can be used to place protection curses (I swear, it’s not an oxymoron) on places, people, and things. Should the protection spell be broken or compromised, the curse is activated and attacks the attacker. The rod itself might be charmed to spectrally attack those who seek to harm its owner, whether spirit or living being. In ceremonial magic, the blasting rod can be used as retaliation against a spirit or demon who seeks harm on the magician. In folk magic, the blasting rod might be used to blast someone who wishes ill on the magician. In addition, just as the blackthorn has the power to conjure frightful storms, it also has the power to wash them away. Though defense and offense are thought to be opposites, they are the same face wearing different masks.
I have no doubt that the blasting rod as described in the Grand Grimoire could also be employed as the thorny variation. A forked branch, capped with steel used to make a sacrifice, magnetized with lodestone, could very well prove to make nasty curses on the living, especially so in keeping mind of the damage it causes to spirits. It is also interesting that the rod is tethered to the powers of lightning and storms. I suppose this keeps in line with its title and primary use. Lightning blasts things. It is quick, but it can cause untold destruction. Just as a single thorn prick can cause terrible infection (especially so for blackthorn), a single lightning strike can light the forest ablaze. As for the ceremonial one, God is known for striking and speaking through lightning and storms. His wrath is often thought to be called down through the sky. The blasting rod is His tool, according the to Grand Grimoire, so why would it not exemplify his ire and fury?
The blasting rod is a true symbol of the terrible power that magicians hold over the world, as in direct symmetry with the power that God does. Both spirits and townsfolk remember that power.
Ruined my stepsister's birthday and got her banned from all clubs in town.
(warning: long story)
BACK STORY: When I was 12, my mom got married to a halfway decent guy. He’s not bad, but he’s not great either, but he made my mom happy and that’s all that I cared about. In fact, I cared so much about her happiness that I was willing to endure 6 years of living under the same roof as his self-obsessed, obnoxious, spoiled daughter, Amy. The entire time we lived together, she would project all of her insecurities onto me in the form of insults. Being young and wildly insecure about myself, these daily insults well and truly cut me to the core and just continued the cycle of crippling insecurity.
When I started “talking to” a boy for the first time, Kyle, she all of a sudden developed an intense infatuation with him and told me I was forbidden from communicating with him from then on. I was insecure but I was not a pushover. When I didn’t listen to her demands, she took it a step further and told Kyle I had ongoing relationships with several other boys (untrue), which he unfortunately believed. I was completely crushed. She then swooped in and took every opportunity to rub it in my face that she “won” him (i.e. inviting him to my birthday parties at home, inviting me out with her only to later reveal I would be thirdwheeling on their date, making him compliment me and then gloating about how she had such a nice boyfriend, etc). This sort of thing happened countless times, not with just boys but with friends and even workplaces! They ended up dating for two years and, although they had a nasty breakup, Kyle and I remained on good terms, which drove her up the wall. She would constantly ask me, “So did you guys hook up behind my back yet?” while claiming to have moved on already.
So this idea has been floating around my head for a couple of days, so I’ve just sat down and written…. I apologise for the angsty-ness lower down but I promise a happy ending!! Also, @itsallavengers, consider this revenge/thanks for all the wonderful Tony and Peter you’ve graced us with. This is not the trans!Peter you were promised, but that is on it’s way.
The first time Tony holds his
son, it is with no small amount of panic. Happy had found the child left in the
lobby of the tower, a birth certificate, apology and a DNA test left tucked
into the basket with him. He has a small amount of fluffy brown hair, and he’s
still sleeping soundly even as Pepper makes him pick the child up. The weight
of this small baby in his arms makes him want to scream – this was never the
plan, Tony can’t be trusted with himself, why would he be trusted with a child – but the child snuffles and curls
into him, and the metaphorical ice fortress around his heart melts a little.
The child blinks awake with dark dark eyes, and doesn’t cry.
I just finished reading “Cosette” The Sequel to Les Miserables” by Laura Kalpakian. For those who do not know, this book is basically a 650-page (kinda shitty) fanfic that somehow was published as a real, purchasable book sometime in the 1990′s. Here are some of my favorite moments:
A quote from Javert: “Republican scum like you can’t
overthrow the king of France. One day more and you’ll piss blood. I’ll meet you
A quote from Valjean: “She is seventeen, too young to
be in love. She is a child. This Marius, he is nothing to her. She wanted a
puppy once and I said no and she got over it.”
Enjolras scrambles to the top of the barricade and just….screams
For some reason in the whole barricade part in the beginning
Combeferre is the ami that gets the most attention
The only amis that are mentioned are: Combeferre, Enjolras,
Feuilly, and Courfeyrac. The only ami that gets mentioned beyond the 1832
barricade section is Feuilly because of the whole “vivent les
peuples!” thing written on the wall of the Musain. Which, btw, the author
always writes as “vive les peuples!”
Actually the author made up some OCs in the barricade
section so there could be some barricade survivors for Marius and Cosette to
interact with later in the book
“You will hang by your cock in hell.”
For some reason whenever Jean Valjean is mentioned in the
first portion of the book, he is described as having large, powerful hands
Cosette had no sex education and so on her wedding night she
asked Marius to teach her. And he just gestures to her boobs and says
“this is a nipple.” It is the only thing he vocally says to her and
then he is kissing her boobs and they go at it. I kid you not this is the big
amazing wedding sex scene and the most notable line is “this is a
Remember the whole absolutely no sex education thing? Well
they somehow have amazing sex all night long regardless
Azelma is the main antagonist in the book. Also she is
ALWAYS referred to as Zelma. I don’t know where the A went. It’s gone forever I
A quote from Thenardier: “I am one of those holy men. I
can walk in shit, sit in shit, sleep in shit, eat shit, drink shit, and still
my turds come out in perfect golden bricks.”
Marius regularly goes to prison like it’s a casual thing
that happens often which is an inconvenience but you know what are ya gonna do
Marius and Cosette raise the biggest asshole of a son there
is literally nothing redeeming about him
Azelma ‘Zelma’ Thenardier literally fucked Louis-Napoleon and had a
child with him.
She named the child Eponine.
Azelma feels like she needs to take revenge against Cosette
for the whole Marius thing and she basically uses her daughter Eponine II to
fulfill that, as if ensuring Eponine II is successful will make ghost Eponine
Speaking of Eponine II there is an entire subplot where
Azelma manages to force the son of Cosette and Marius to marry Eponine
II……because she felt that her sister Eponine should have married
Marius……..so like, by marrying her daughter Eponine to a Pontmercy she’s
fulfilling some kind of lost destiny shit. And also taking revenge against
Cosette. Azelma is really freaky in this okay
Cosette disguises herself as an old beggar due to a mixture
of political and economic reasons and calls herself “the plumed lark”
when she is in her disguise. Weirdest superhero ever amiright
Marius sneaks out of prison dressed up as the plumed lark
THERE IS A SEX SCENE THAT TAKES PLACE WITH ONE PERSON HIDDEN
UNDERNEATH A HOOP SKIRT
i am not fucking with you. “this is a nipple” is probably the most iconic part of the book
The edit above is not in the order of my top 10 but the list below is. This was my first time making an edit so I was just trying to make it all fit, lol. Please feel free to tell me your thoughts on these dramas, I’d love to hear that ya’ll think!
1. Descendants of the Sun (Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Jin Goo, Kim Ji Won)
This was the first drama I followed along with while it was airing and it cemented my stay in kdrama-land so I’ll forever be grateful for that. I loved everything about this drama from the cast to the plot, I thought it was unique and funny and so very enjoyable to watch. A soldier and doctor falling in love in the middle of a crisis with brilliantly amusing scenes and secondary characters? It’s a win for sure. I think it found the perfect balance between drama, action, romance, and comedy. Also, the OSTs in the drama were amazing; Talk Love by K.Will will forever be one of my favorites.
2. Goblin (Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Go Eun)
So I’m cheating a little with this one because it didn’t finish airing in 2016, but this is currently my favorite drama so I felt obligated to put this on my list. This was my first real venture into a fantasy kdrama and I love everything about it. The aesthetics and cinematography is unreal, the cast is fantastic, the beginnings of romance is natural, but the bromance and friendships are probably my favorite things about this drama. It’s honestly just so witty and fun and the performance by each actor is amazing. It never fails to make me smile or laugh. Since it’s by the same writer as DOTS, it has the perfect combination of fantasy, romance, drama, and comedy. Also, the OSTS are wickedly good in this as well.
3. The K2 (Ji Chang Wook, Im YoonA, Song Yoon Ah)
Despite the drama surrounding the characters and it’s obvious problems story-wise, I loved The K2. One of my favorite genres is action-romance and this drama was packed with both. JCW is brilliant as always in acting but his action scenes were amazing. I thought the plot was pretty unique and the lead three gave great performances (I know people thought YoonA’s character was useless, but I didn’t; the story literally wouldn’t exist without her, lol). I have to praise Song Yoon Ah for her performance especially because this was the first time I empathized with the villain; I certainly didn’t agree with everything she did, but they gave a depth to her character that I really appreciated. There are some things I’ll never understand regarding the drama, but I don’t want to spoil anything for others so I won’t mention it here.
4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk)
Again, this drama has yet to end, but I honestly think that this is one of the most brilliant dramas of 2016. It’s a feel-good, coming-of-age drama that balances romance, comedy, and friendship and that honestly delivers each week. It tackles first love and all the innocence and insecurities that comes with liking someone unattainable, it explores friendship between women and the unbreakable bond you can make with life-long friends in college, it shows characters with unhealthy issues taking the right steps to get help, and it shows how guys should treat girls and how naturally you can fall in love with your best friend. Most of all though, it tells us that it’s okay to fall out of love with your talents and what you have been doing your entire life; it’s okay to take a break, try new things, and find yourself. Brilliant cast, brilliant writing, and brilliant performances.
5. Reply 1988 (Lee Hye Ri, Park Bo Gum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Go Kyung Pyo, Lee Dong Hwi)
I’m late to the game but there are not enough words to describe what a good drama this is. I love that it focused so much on family bonds rather than romantic love. More than the individual families, the entire block was one big family that supported and took care of each other. I laughed, I cried, and I was happy when they were happy. The line between friendship and family is easily blurred in this drama because I swear the kids were more like family than they were friends. The parents’ friendship also made me happy because for once there was no evil parent or scheming; they all loved their kids and were such good friends with each other. There were so many lessons to learn from in this drama, it’s A+. Also, the goat noises made my life.
6. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (Lee Joon Ki, IU, Kang Ha Neul)
I had/have a love-hate relationship with this drama. This was my first saeguk drama and I did really like a lot of things about it. The cinematography was beautiful, it really was so well done. I liked most of the characters, especially early in the show when it was more funny and cute. And the actors, even the idol-actors, did well in my opinion. What I hated was how they tried to jam-pack the Chinese version into the last 4 episodes, the insanely terrible editing that just made it seem like the characterization for leads did not align at all with what we knew about them, and the ending. I truly detested the ending; it was sloppy and unnecessary. If they didn’t cut that one scene from that ending, I would have been satisfied but they chose to do a disservice to the characters and for that reason alone, I’ll probably never re-watch this drama.
7. Age of Youth (Han Ye-ri, Han Seung-yeon, Park Eun-bin, Ryu Hwa-young, Park Hye-soo )
I loved everything about this drama. The friendship between the Belle Epoque girls made me smile; they grew from being so awkward with each other to being such good friends. They teased, fought, and took care of each other like any good roommates would do while living their own lives. The drama did brilliantly in highlighting each girl’s unique struggles and allowing them to grow because of them. There is nothing I didn’t like about this drama; it was funny, interesting, and just really good. The Belle Epoque girls are special.
8. The Legend of the Blue Sea (Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun)
I like drama a lot but mostly because of JJH’s character and performance. I’ve never failed to smile, laugh, or feel second-hand embarrassment for her character and that just really made the drama fun. I’m not really a big LMH fan, I think he’s an decent actor, but I think this is probably my favorite role of his. He’s actually doing really well and I really enjoy his character. One of my main issues is the plot and direction of the drama; I think it’s been a little sloppy and some things just don’t make sense and are poorly explained. Also it’s taking forever to get through some of the sub-plots and it honestly just feels like a waste of time. To be quite honest and in my opinion, if the leads weren’t as big stars as they are, this drama would not be doing as well as it is now.
9. Doctor Crush (Park Shin Hye, Kim Rae Won, Lee Sung Kyung, Yoon Kyun Sang)
The beginning of this drama was brilliant; PSH’s character was the epitome of a bad-girl who was also kind to her friends. I loved the plot; a girl with an attitude problem with no care in the world changing her ways and becoming a brilliant physician to not only prove people wrong but also to get revenge on the people that wronged/hurt her? Yeah, sign me up for a drama like that. The secondary characters were great, there really were some comedic scenes with them. I liked the medical part of the drama and PSH’s friendship with her childhood best friend and the other doctors. What I hated what that she never really got her revenge; they went with the most predictable way of the guy getting out of it for a medical drama and I hated that. He wasn’t even sincerely apologetic for what he had done. And honestly, I also hated that she never really called out step-mother for being such a terrible person. I had higher expectations for this drama.
10. Cinderella and the Four Knights (Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun)
This was definitely more of a feel good drama for me. I love the “cinderella” trope so this was just really cute. Park So Dam was just adorable and she made the story fun. There was nothing overly special about this drama; it was fun and light, there were some pretty-boys, and a sweet best friend. All the makings of a classic feel-good drama. My favorite thing would probably have to be the OSTs in this drama; they were all just so good and I still re-play some of them.