always guiding the love of his life

Sometimes Cas just talks.

Dean thinks it might be a side-affect of Falling–that after losing the hugeness of a Grace, there’s too much experience and knowledge to keep it all bottled up.

Well, that, and humans generally like to tell stories.

So Dean listens. And in the early hours of the morning, when he closes his eyes after a roll in the hay, Castiel paints the night sky of the Sahara desert across his eyelids, speaking lowly of the cold and heat and the people who live there. 

Cas talks about Spain, and Paris, and Pangaea. About Australia before it was Australia. About Chile. Lebanon. Malawi.

“What’s your favorite place?” Dean asks one night.

Cas says, “Iceland.”

It’s not what Dean is expecting.

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I’m flipping through this mega man robot guide and the Plug Man Lore has instantly made me love him almost as much as Napalm Man. This chunky robo nugget literally just works at a TV factory and chats about nerd shit with his pals at akihabara on his days off.

Like he was always sorta goofy looking and nonthreatening but now that I know he’s just a big dweeb working an extremely mundane factory job a human could probably do just as well (he literally just inspects tvs as they come off the line) he’s almost unbearably lovable. Does he just live a normal life? Does plug man just come home to a normal apartment after a long day of TV inspection and chat with his friends online? I want to know more about Plug Man’s relaxed and ordinary life. I would literally watch a slice of life show about a robot capable of producing tons of electricity who just leads an ordinary and pleasant existence.

quietly-quite-quaint  asked:

hello fellow hufflepuff! do you have any recs that feature lots of magical theory and/or cool adaptations to 'classical' magic? I love reading about people's interpretations of jkr's magic and taking it a step further.

Hi there Hufflepuff friend!!

YES I DO. This is one of my favorite themes! I’m very interested in magical theory and all the incredibly fascinating & creative ideas people come up with. 

Drarry + magical theory 

All Our Secrets Laid Bare by firethesound (149k)
Over the six years Draco Malfoy has been an Auror, four of his partners have turned up dead. Harry Potter is assigned as his newest partner to investigate just what is going on.
(I feel like this is the mother of magical theory fic, what with the really interesting work on dismantling Death Eater safe houses, the descriptions of Harry’s wild powerful magic vs Draco’s very controlled magic, WANDLESS magic, magical tattoos, and the everyday work and practices of the Auror force.)

and Hope to Die by olimakiella (24k)
Strategically placed pieces of Wizarding artwork are going missing in the United Kingdom. Only, when the dots are connected to a darker plot, Harry learns that there are classified places in the Ministry that only few people get to see. And just what the hell is the Centre of Magical Intelligence anyway?
(I LOVE the idea of Draco running his own department that deals with creating and managing magical inventions and spells for the Ministry. He has a sentient ball of blue light named Blue following him around. Lots of cool things.)

Chaos Theory by Tessa Crowley (102k)
Chaos: when the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. One gene varies, one neuron fires, one butterfly flaps its wings, and Draco Malfoy’s life is completely different. Draco has always found a certain comfort in chaos. Perhaps he shouldn’t.
(Clever and brilliant are both words that accurately describe this fic. Advanced physics, chaos theory, strange attractors, mathematics, and so on, used in a magical context. The Imperius Curse… oh, and this fic will ruin your life.)

Reparations by Sara’s Girl (87k)
Harry is about to discover that the steepest learning curve comes after Healer training, and that second chances can be found in unexpected places.
(This fic is amazing in every way there is, but it also has some very cool magical theory and world-building. Namely lot of content about Healers, medical procedures, work at St Mungos, magical drugs and the treatment of addiction.)

Azoth by zeitgeistic (88k)
Now that Harry is back at Hogwarts with Hermione for 8th year, he realises that something’s missing from his life, and it either has to do with Ron, his boggart, Snape, or Malfoy. Furthermore, what, exactly, does it mean when one’s life is defined by the desire to simultaneously impress and annoy a portrait? Harry has no idea; he’s too busy trying not to be in love with Malfoy to care.
(Harry and Draco attempt to make a Philosopher’s Stone as a final project for their apprenticeships, which is super interesting. Alchemy, Animagi, advanced Potions studies, details on higher education in the magical world, and so on.)

A Thousand Beautiful Things by geoviki (104k)
Draco Malfoy struggles with changed fortunes, shifted alliances, an ugly war, and an unusual spell, with the help of a concerned professor, an insightful house-elf, and an unexpected Gryffindor friend.
(A war and post-war fic with lots and lots of great interpretations. More about Legilimency, a certain heartbreaking Spanish curse, how to handle Obliviate, as well as a very good take on Lucius Malfoy’s fanatic interest in dark magic.)

Eternally Consistent by kitsunealyc (44k)
Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter assumed they would never be anything but civil enemies, until Potter lands on Malfoy’s doorstep, bleeding, covered in curses, and acting very strangely indeed.
(Unbreakable!Draco who makes “paradox his bitch”, works with advanced physics and Arithmancy, lots of interesting things there, and time-travelling!)

House Proud by astolat (23k)
His house liked Draco Malfoy more than him.
(This author is excellent with the creative details, and this fic is my favorite of theirs. I love the insight on pureblood traditions and most especially pureblood family houses and they magic they hold. Harry moves into Grimmauld Place and the house deteriorates in protest, while it adores the ground Draco walks on.)

Secrets by Vorabiza (411k)
Beginning with Draco’s unexpected arrival at the Dursleys, Harry’s summer after sixth year becomes filled with activity and many secrets. As his summer progresses, Harry generates several unexpected allies as he finds himself actively becoming the leader of the Light side.
(Alternate version of the seventh book written before the book was released, so this has all kinds of interesting interpretations on Horcruxes, Parseltongue, defensive magic including the Interseptum spell, invisibility cloaks, house elf magic, the Chamber of Secrets, the DADA teaching position curse etc.)

Harry Potter and the Sentinel Phenomenon by elyssblair (122k)
Everything changes the summer after fifth year. Draco refuses to take the Dark Mark and must deal with leaving behind the life, friends and family he’s always known.The Dursley’s abandon Harry alone in the woods for a week, triggering his Sentinel gifts and leaving him hurting and in need of a Guide. Can two rivals put aside five years worth of antagonism in order to work together to save Hogwarts and each other?
(I’ve read this one so many times, because the love story is beautiful and the magic oh-so-fascinating. The writing isn’t its strongest point, but if you can look past that, it’s very worth it. Sentinel/guide AU, shamanism, souls wandering through different dimensions, soul bonds, all these super cool things.)

The Fall of the Veils by lettered (60k) 
This is the fic where Muggles find out about wizards, wars are fought, Apparition is abolished, political conspiracies abound, Draco is asexual, and Harry has Legilimency sex with him.
(I can’t properly put into words how much this fic breaks my heart, but it’s also really really interesting. This is the veils falling and wizardkind and magic being exposed to careless muggles. Theory on how magic actually works, details on Apparition and how to “disable” it, how muggle technology can imitate and influence magic, including wands. Lots of intriguing ideas.)

Bonus:

Transfigurations by resonant (40k)
Five years after Voldemort’s defeat, Harry returns to England to help re-open Hogwarts.
(This fic has some of the most fascinating magical theory I’ve come across, it has stayed with me for YEARS. There are traps and curses all over Hogwarts since the war and they are trying to get rid of them. We are introduced to AMAZING things such as the magic behind the Dark Marks, calligromancy, and synergy spells, as well as some cool details about spell pronunciation. I’m putting this as a bonus though since the fic unfortunately isn’t to my taste aside from the magical theory part. But to each their own, and it’s a bit of a classic I guess.)

anonymous asked:

can you please recommend some books for people who want to become more positive and feel more lively about life please and thank you 😀

The power of now - always a good place to start 😇
The monk who sold his Ferrari - a very humbling book.
The lost teachings of Atlantis - a life changing book, as in you will have a whole new purpose in the world, you will realise the truth (which is both exhilarating and Herculean)
The Kybalion - if you like science and the laws of the universe
The Emerald Tablet of Thoth - if you like secret ancient text
The guide to being a ENFP - If you’re an ENFP
Rumi Poetry - I love that guy
Meister Eckhart
She - to understand what it means to be a woman; feminine energy; introverted self.
He - to understand what it means to be a man; masculine energy; extroverted self.
The Four Agreements - to understand how toxic negative energy is.
Don’t let anything dull your sparkle - to understand past trauma, to heal yourself, to remodel your brain chemical structure.
You Can Heal Your Life - read this book first to start you off on your positive journey.
The Shack - to be closer to God
The Interior Castle - you’ll understand once you read She.

Panic Cord (Bucky Barnes x Reader) Pt. 1

Panic Cord: You’re saved by a mysterious man by the name of Bucky Barnes.
A/N: This is my second story that I’ve been putting together. It’s not very smutty in the beginning, but there will be as it progresses (cuz I’m a slut for that smut) and I plan to have more than five parts to this one. (-: ENJOY YALL! -Delilah ❤
Warnings: Handicaps, Attempted sexual assault, violence.

People always used to tell you that seeing was believing. But that wasn’t exactly true when it came to you. You couldn’t see the wind, but you could feel it against your hair on a summer day. You couldn’t see the love your guide dog Alfie had for you, but you could hear it each time he let out a happy whimper as you rubbed his tummy. You sure as heck couldn’t see how good your grandma’s Christmas cookies looked, but you could when you smelled and tasted them. Life wasn’t about seeing for you because you were blind, but that never stopped you from taking on the world.

But sometimes accidents happened.

You and Alfie had just left your grandma’s apartment in Queens; it was far past sundown and despite her protests to stay, you left anyways. But now, you were starting to regret that decision. Alfie was trained to memorize all the usual routes you took, but you couldn’t help the feeling that you were being watched. Were you just being paranoid? That was a possibility.

But you had Alfie; no one would try to hurt a person with a husky, right?

The sound of wolf whistles behind you sent a shiver down your spine. Maybe they were just meant it towards someone else? It was New York, after all. There were eight million people here, what are the odds it was you? You were just being paranoid.

Straightening yourself up, you grabbed Alfie’s leash tighter in your hand and began walking faster. The sound of his paws hitting the pavement gave you a sense of security.

“Damn, baby! That’s a nice ass you got there!” A stranger shouted, followed by a chorus of whistles and shouts.

Oh no…

Suddenly, you felt your arm being grabbed and you were yanked away from Alfie. You tried to scream, but you were met with a slap to the face. Whoever this man was, he was far too strong for you to fight off.

“C'mon Mike, save some for the rest of us!”

You felt another pair of hands on your body,
grabbing your blouse and ripping the buttons off. You tried desperately to fight back but it was no use. You found it harder to breathe and you were growing lightheaded.

“Leave me alone!” You shouted, thrashing around in the stranger’s hold. This earned you a hand wrapped around your throat.

“She’s feisty,” the man chuckled darkly. “Just like I like em’.”

You felt yourself being pulled away from Alfie’s barks, farther and farther away.Tears were flowing down your face as you realized you wouldn’t be getting out of this in one piece.

“Leave her alone.”

The voice was far deeper than the other two, and far more threatening. Still being held, you took this chance to kick at one of the men, only to receive another slap.

“What are you gonna do, huh?” One of the men spat.

The next thing you heard was screaming, followed by the snapping off what sounded like bone. What on earth was happening?

“Are you alright?” The stranger says. His voice is deep, but soft nonetheless. You wished you could see his face. Instead of replying, you curled further into yourself. You felt Alvie’s fur along your face and heard the sound of his whine.

“I’m not gonna hurt you, I swear. But it’s freezing out here and your shirt is gone.” He sounds genuinely worried. You feel the soft material of a jacket being placed on your shoulders, making you jump slightly.

“What happened?” You asked, holding Alfie to your chest. He gave you a comforting lick.

“Those guys tried to pull you into an alley back there, but I doubt they’ll be bothering you again.” He says with a small chuckle. God knows what would’ve happened if this mysterious man hadn’t shown up. You didn’t even want to think about it.

“Thank you,” you say, wiping the tears from your face with your hands. “For saving me. Not many people would’ve done that.”

“No worries, doll,” he says. You can’t help but smile at the nickname. Your grandfather used to call your grandma that back in the day. “Do you need help getting home?”

You nod. Goodness, you couldn’t even get home by yourself. How embarrassing. You felt two covered hands gently wrap themselves around yours and pull you to your feet.
Jesus, he was strong.

Wrapping one of his arms around your waist, he guided you down the street with Alfie’s leash in his other hand. Whoever this man was, he was an angel. First he saved you from some creeps like some kind of cliché superhero, and now he’s personally escorting you home with your service dog like it’s no big deal.

“I didn’t catch your name.” You say, turning your head in his direction. It was a habit you picked up a few years ago. You found that it made people more comfortable when talking to you if you pretended to make eye contact. But this guy didn’t seem to be bothered by the lack of it.

“It’s James,” he says. “But I go by Bucky mostly.”

So you’re hero’s name was Bucky. That’s….an unusual name.

“How do you get that from James?” You blurted. The comment made the man beside you tense for a second. Way to go, Y/N.

“Well, I didn’t wanna be called Jamie and my middle name is Buchanan. I guess that’s where everyone got it from.” He’s smiling now, you can tell by the way he talks.

You nod, finally getting the whole name thing. “I didn’t catch yours either, hun.” He says. You find yourself smiling at the name again.

“It’s Y/N,” you say. “Just Y/N.”

He lets out a laugh and you can’t help but notice how attractive it sounds. How does one even find a laugh attractive?

Xxxxxxx
You, Bucky and Alfie sat on the steps outside your apartment building. The three of you arrived at least twenty minutes ago, but you couldn’t find it in you to stop talking to the mysterious savior that was Bucky.

You found out that his last name was Barnes and that he lived with his friends Steve and Sam and they all lived only a few blocks away. Also, that Alfie was absolutely in love with him.

Throughout the entire conversation, Alfie refused to be put down from his spot on Bucky’s lap. Despite your canine’s large size, Bucky cradled him like the baby he was. And you couldn’t stop smiling.

“Well, I should probably get going,” he says, standing from his spot on the steps. “Steve’s probably losing his mind right now.”

You hear Alfie whine from behind you.

You reach your hand out and grab ahold onto the railing, lifting yourself up as well. The September temperatures were rolling in now and you felt yourself shiver when a gust of wind hit you. You were instantly reminded that you were still wearing Bucky’s jacket.

“Oh, I almost forgot,” you say, shrugging off the material and holding it out for him. “Here’s your jacket!”

You felt Bucky’s warm fingers gently push your hand back towards you.

“Keep it,” he says softly. “You’ve still got two floors to up, kid.”

You feel your eyes widen, realizing you’re still wearing your ripped shirt. You suddenly feel Bucky in front of you, his warmth radiating from himself and onto your smaller body. Before you could ask what he was doing, you felt the warm material of his jacket on your shoulders once again.

“How am I supposed to get it back to you?” You ask after a moment of silence.

Bucky, after helping you up the remainder steps and opening the door for you, let out a small chuckle.

“Looks like you’ll have to go out on a date with me this weekend and give it back then.” Your eyes widen.

“Y-You wanna go out? With me?” You sound like a child. God, you were such a doofus.

“Of course,” he says. “Why wouldn’t I? You’re not a serial killer, right?”

You let out a laugh, one that echoed through the lobby of the apartments. “A blind serial killer? Now that’s something.”

“So is that a yes?” You can hear the uncertainty in his voice. He’s nervous.

“It’s a yes,” you say, grinning like a dork.

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015. Daddy

Summary: You call him daddy

Ch: Tommy, Arthur, John, Michael, and Finn.

Warnings: Daddykink, sexualish

Tommy: Tommy eyes fixated on the papers in front of him, brow fluring as he concentrated on the words scribbled in a tiny font. “Tommy it’s almost o’clock.” He takes a second to meet your eyes, then right back at the paper.

“I’ll have Finn walk you home love.” He paused, “I have tons of work.” You sigh, earning a groan from Tommy. 

“Tommy you promised we go home at 7, and now it’s 9 and you’re not even leaving with me.” Tommy sat back on the leather chair, now you had his full attention. “I’m sorry baby, I promise I’ll make it up to ya.”

You pout, only making Tommy feel more guilty as he looks at the woman he feels madly for. “I don’t want you to make it up to me.” You didn’t care if you sounded like a baby throwing a tantrum, you just wanted to go home with Tommy and actually get some sleep.

“Please Daddy.” He took that one word, embedded it into his skin, and stood. Neatly organizing the papers into one pile, and then pushing his chair in. “Let’s go baby girl, you owe daddy a lot.”

You smirk, pressing a kiss against the column of bare skin on his neck. “Anything you want Daddy.”

Arthur: The sudden smack to your rear made you jump, swinging you fist to only get it swallowed by the giant hand that caught it. 

“Relax Sweets.” You smile at your boyfriend. “You scared me daddy.” Arthur’s lips twitched to a smirk. “Keep calling me that and you might have a problem darling.”

You always loved teasing him, testing him until he couldn’t take it anymore. It was kind of a game the two established and it lived on in everyday life. You teased, and pushed, Arthur lasted as long as he could.

 “You ever think I wanted a problem?” Guiding your hand up his chest, only lead to a low growl rumbling inside his chest.

You grab the create of beer next to you, walking out of the door that led to the back of the bar. A cheer came from the men that waited for their beer.

John: “John I swear on Christ himself if you don’t pick up the fucking tooth picks you keep spiting everywhere I will fuck you up.” John snorted at your comment, as he began picking up the discarded tooth picks.

“I don’t know how you’re talking too.” You roll your eyes, a smile forming on your face, as you heard John from the other room. “Fine daddy pick your tooth picks up before I fuck you up.” 

John smirks, “That’s my girl.” John’s arms found you, wrapping around your body. “How are you today?”

His voice was sweet, but his eyes black with lust. Your hand traveled from his stomach, to his neck, tracing the thick, firm muscles on the way there. You press a kiss against his neck, making him tense instantly.

“Such a tease. “ He mumbles under his breath, hosting you up on the nearest flat surface, that being a desk. His hands trail up your bare thighs, bundling your dress up to your waist with his fist. “Spread ‘em for daddy sweets.”

Michael: The moment Michael pet his lap, and mentioned you over, you knew he was wanting you. Just the intense look that followed you across the room. You do as your told of course, straddling his hips.

Smoke fell from those perfect, plump lips, as he dragged another. “You know how you said you wanted that purse we seen the other day?”

You look at him questionably, but you knew exactly where he was going to. “What are you talking about daddy?”

Michael smirked, placing the cigarette in the tray. “My sweet pea knows exactly what I’m talking about.” His hardness strained against the layers between you both. “Can’t say I do daddy.”

The word sends another shock through his cock, only to add onto it, you push all your weight onto him. His hardness twitched against your panty covered wetness. “You’re so in for it baby girl.”

Finn: Finn has always been the youngest brother, and will always be looked on as the one that needed to be protected, and forever the baby of the family.

Finn finally told his brothers about dating you, but they only thought of it as something he made up, or longed for. Finn rolled his eyes as everyone stared laughing around the bar. 

No one believed Finn would be the one to get the new, hot barmaid, the laughing kind of made your blood boil, as you sensed Finn as well. Walking over to the little window and opening it, led to the room becoming completely silent. “Do you need anything daddy?”

Finn smiled from cheek to cheek, as you purched over the sill, breast slipping slightly out of your shirt, showing just enough cleavage for every man here to want you. Finn shakes his head, “I’m good my love.” You nod, the moment you shut the window, the room went into cheers.

A few hours later Finn sat at your bar, you smile cheekily, pouring him a glass of whiskey. “Thanks for before, they’ll always see me a little kid.” You nod, as Finn takes your hand in his.

“So daddy huh?” You laugh as he wiggles his eyebrows. “I just thought it would make the moment more intense.”

Finn leans against the bar, lips finding yours for a deep and strong kiss. “I like it.” He mumbles. You leave one last peak against his, “Okay daddy.”

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Requests are OPEN

Imagine…Confessing to Tony Stark that you love him.

[x] - requested by @melizzzabeth

Gif Credit: I can’t find it, but it’s not mine :(

Pairing: Tony Stark x Reader

Word Count: 2,654

Warnings: Fluff, Angst, Panic Attack, Mentions of past abuse

A/N: Have I told you lately that Tony Stark is a beautiful and innocent cupcake who doesn’t deserve the pain of this world? No? Let me remind you. Anyway, I’ve wanted to write Tony having a panic attack for quite some time, and it just felt right to be in this. I also suffer from frequent panic attacks. I had to seek therapy for that and my depression. Know that you’re never alone in this and that there are people who are willing to help. Mental health is important. Please, take care of yourself. Also, I’m so sorry this is late. Due to a loss in the family, I haven’t been paying attention to Tumblr.

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Two Roads Diverged (Seventeen Preference)

Originally posted by theperksofbeingbibi

Two Roads Diverged In A Yellow Wood… 

(A/N: this idea was brought to me a long ass time ago, and I’ve had the word doc saved forever, just waiting to work on it. I read Divergent (as my mandatory book for grade 9 english) and I actually really liked it, but the movie absolutely ruined it for me. so I never bothered to read past the first book. but this does give me quite a good prerequisite knowledge to do this (even though I read it a long time ago) and it made doing this quite enjoyable. I also said that there was only 1 Divergent out of the bunch, because I prefer the headcanon that it’s actually something quite rare, as apposed to in the book where they make it out to be rare and like every other person is a Divergent. so I hope you enjoy because I had a lot of fun writing this -Tanisha<3)

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Epic Movie (Re)Watch #94 - The Book of Life

Spoilers below.

Have I seen it before: Yes.

Did I like it then: Yes.

Do I remember it: Yes.

Did I see it in theaters: Yes.

Was it a movie I saw since August 22nd, 2009: Yes. #325.

Format: Blu-ray.

1) I watched this about a week ago - on the actual Day of the Dead - but didn’t have time to write it because I live in Chicago and the Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. So my priorities were a little different than usual.

2) Anyone here a fan of “El Tigre”?

Originally posted by fire-miracle

Well the creator of that show - Jorge R. Gutierrez - was the writer/director of this film! Some El Tigre characters even cameo in the film’s opening, but you have to REALLY look for them.

Originally posted by oescafandronasociedade

3) The framing device of this film (a bunch of kids at a museum being told a story) is a classic fairytale/magical realism device that can be found in films such as Big Fish. It also gives the film a plot driven reason for it’s unique animation style (the characters looking like wooden figures).

Originally posted by -bawsten

4) This film has some really great humor.

Vendor Boy: “Churros! Churros! (A bird poops on the churros.) Frosted churros!”

5) I will talk about La Muerte and Xibalba as individual characters in just a second, but for now I want to focus on their relationship.

Originally posted by gifsbyrosie

I’m not overly familiar with Day of the Dead lore outside of this film, but I think the idea of having the ruler of The Land of the Remembered (La Muerte, everything good and wonderful in the world) and the ruler of the Land of the Forgotten (Xibalba, everything that is negative in the world) be lovers is a great idea. Their relationship is tense, volatile, and can be filled with conflict, but never is it abusive. Never is it hateful. You always get a great sense of love between these two and that’s what makes it work.

6) Ron Perlman as Xibalba.

Originally posted by clusterstruck

These two wouldn’t work so well together if they couldn’t stand on their own as characters. And the work so well in that field because of equal parts writing, character design, and voice over work. Ron Perlman is a regular collaborator of Guillermo Del Toro’s, the executive producer on this film, and has worked in a number of animated project before (including VP Lancer in “Danny Phantom” and Clayface in “Batman: The Animated Series”). Perlman brings a roguish charm to all his characters, even when it’s just his voice. He’s interesting, rough, and just likable! And he makes Xibalba all those things. You’re never particularly rooting against him, even though he’s technically the villain. You’re just entranced whenever he’s on screen.

7) Kate del Castillo as La Muerte.

Originally posted by beanarie

American audiences are not as familiar with Kate del Castillo as they are with Ron Perlman, although she is one of Mexico’s most acclaimed popular actresses. As Perlman does with Xibalba, Castillo brings genuine charm, likability, and charisma to La Muerte. As well as an added fierceness that lets you know this undead ruler can keep her own when head-to-head with her darker lover. You definitely get the vibe that La Muerte is the more dangerous of these two but also the kinder, and so much of that relies on Castillo’s performance.

8) Manolo, Maria, and Joaquin.

Originally posted by br0ken-5tring5

We first meet these characters and get a sense of their relationship as children, and it’s great. Yes Manolo and Joaquin both love Maria, but they’re friends first. ALL of them are friends! Later in the film Joaquin and Manolo remain friends even when vying for Maria’s affections, and they are friends with Maria before they are lovers. And I think it’s driven home by this statement from Maria as a child:

Maria [after Manolo and Joaquin fight over who’s she is]: “I belong to no one!”

They don’t belong to each other, they chose to be friends. They chose to be with together because they genuinely like each other. I love that.

9) A huge theme of this film is also seen in Maria’s, “I belong to no one!” line and that is the theme of being true to yourself.

Both Joaquin and Manolo have huge shadows they live in (a line which is actually uttered by Joaquin later): Joaquin’s dead father was a great war hero and Manolo’s father pushes him to be a bullfighter like all the men in their family have been. It makes for a unique conflict and a great message to kids of all ages: be yourself.

10) Maria as a character.

Originally posted by maria-magnolia2

You get a real sense of Maria as a character when we first meet her. Not only does she have the wonderful line, “I belong to no one!” but she also shows her placement of morality over societal values by freeing animals slated for slaughter. Her father sends her off to a convent to become, “a proper lady,” but…it doesn’t really work. At least, she doesn’t become his definition of proper. She is loving, kind, sweet, but fiercely independent and someone who follows her heart above all else. Zoe Saldana voices Maria, and breathes such wonderful life into the character you forget she’s acting. Everything about Maria just feel so real it’s amazing.

Originally posted by zoeesaldanaa

11) The decision to compose the film’s soundtrack from popular music recorded specifically for the movie (the mariachi version of “I Will Wait For You” being the earliest example) as well as original songs composed by Paul Williams is a great one. The copyrighted songs never feel out of place and don’t distract from the plot, instead playing perfectly into the emotion of the scene. And the original songs are made for the moments which are purely story and pure character, so they could not possibly be represented by something which was already written because this story hasn’t existed before.

12) Manolo!

Originally posted by annika-renina

All the characters in this film are written with such life and depth that lead character Manolo couldn’t POSSIBLY be an exception. He has skills as a bullfighter, but is deeply conflicted by his duty to his family and his duty to his heart. But it’s all guided by love, something with is illustrated by the inscription on his guitar (a gift from Maria, nonetheless): “Always play from the heart.” It is Manolo’s defining characteristic and defining struggle: that he wants to be himself, not his father or anyone else.

Diego Luna just…ugh! So I’ve seen Luna in small roles before (The Terminal, Elysium) but this film makes me a HUGE fan of his! I’m really looking forward to his role in Rogue One BECAUSE I loved his performance in this film so much. Manolo sings more than any other character in the film, and Luna infuses each song with such sincerity and warmth it is nearly impossible not to fall in love with his performance as Manolo. And he treats each line of dialogue the same. Like Saldana as Maria, you don’t feel like you’re listening to an actor. You’re listening to Manolo.

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13) Grandma is hysterical.

Grandma Sanchez [after Manolo refuses to kill a bull]: “Kids today, with their long hair and no killing stuff.”

Grandma Sanchez [after Manolo’s father says everyone in their family was a great bullfighter]:

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“A BEAST!”

She doesn’t have many lines but very nicely embodies the film’s wonderful characters and humor.

14) Manolo’s Father, Carlos.

I have seriously MIXED feelings about Carlos, and I think you’re supposed to. He shows a genuine desire to do the best for his son, he just doesn’t actually KNOW what’s best for his son. He pressures him into being a bull fighter because it’s the Sanchez way, and when Manolo expresses dissatisfaction with this his father shames him into doing it.

Carlos [to convince Manolo to be a bullfighter]: “Don’t you LOVE your family?”

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(PS, I find this line to be the sign of an abusive relationship but maybe that’s just me.)

BUT Carlos has genuine moments of love with his son. He encourages him to tell Maria how he feels, he comforts him when he’s missing his dead mother, he actually LOVES Manolo. Hector Elizondo’s performance and the writing gets this across in a great way, and I think the film is better for it.

15) Channing Tatum as Joaquin.

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I do have to say of the trio of friends, Channing Tatum’s Joaquin is probably the weakest link. BUT that’s like calling one of The Lord of the Rings movies the worst in the trilogy: it was still nominated for best picture! I think it’s definitely because you know Joaquin is the third wheel, you know that Maria loves Manolo, and so it’s hard to get behind it. And you just can see that although they’re great as friends they wouldn’t make a good couple (despite Joaquin’s hopes to the contrary).

It would’ve been easy to write Joaquin as a jerk. And although he can be a bit pig headed here and there, you understand that he’s a genuinely good friend who truly cares for Maria (even though they’re not a great fit). Tatum brings a lot of this to the role, and even though I believe he’s the only non-Hispanic actor playing a decidedly Hispanic character (Ron Perlman gets a pass because Xibalba is an otherworldly creature) he has the same warmth and sincerity as Luna and Saldana have. It’s a nice way to round out the trio of friends.

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16) I can’t tell if this joke is stupid or hysterical.

Pepe [when he and his brothers are in danger]: “I’m allergic to dying!”

Pancho: “Especially in the face!”

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17) Joaquin’s biggest failing is probably that he buys too much into societal values, and his society’s values are…sexist. He is surprised that Maria reads, expects her to be a doting housewife (as all the high up men do), and that’s not what his heart wants it’s what he thinks should be.

18) “I Love You Too Much”.

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This is the song Manolo sings to express his feelings for Maria, and it’s beautiful. Paul Williams has crafted a quiet, loving melody which pulls at your heartstrings and is sung beautifully by Diego Luna. I think it’s my favorite song in the film and one of the best love songs I’ve ever heard.

19) Maria is awesome, if that hasn’t been made clear already.

Maria [stopping a kiss after Manolo’s song]: “Did you think it was going to be that easy?”

She’s not the girl who falls head over heels for someone just because they sang to hear. It’s appreciated, but there needs to be more than that. I love it!

20) This film never subscribes to storied cliches. It’s not like Manolo can’t be an idiot too, as noted when he and Joaquin start to fight over Maria (which she has shown to never truly appreciate).

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Maria: “You two are acting like fools.”

Manolo: “Wait, me too?”

You mean me, the nice guy romantic lead, is actually making a mistake? What kind of movie is this? (Hint: a great one.)

21) How long must it have taken to put out all those candles?

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It shows devotion on Manolo’s part. As will the rest of the film, honestly.

22) One of the conflicts in this movie that gets me going the most is how unfair everyone is to Manolo. When they were children he stopped a wild boar from hurting people, but Joaquin got credit because he saved the mayor. As adults he’s ready to fight off bandits without a magic medal, but Joaquin gets credit because he does fight them off WITH a magic medal which protects him from harm. And when Maria dies from a snake bite everyone blames him. He’s not the snake! He didn’t bite her! So bug off!

23) My brother and I laughed so hard after we heard this line:

Student [after Manolo dies]: “What is it with Mexicans and death!?”

The only reason that line isn’t racist is because it was written by a Mexican in a film directed by a Mexican which is produced by a Mexican. So it’s okay to laugh.

24) The Land of the Remembered!

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The Land of the Remembered is when this film’s visual style really takes off. Gutierrez’s imagination and the animation department’s skill bleeds through every scene in this wonderful place and it really pulls you into it’s world magnificently.

25) I mentioned in my Nightmare Before Christmas recap that Burton and company did a good job of establishing minor character with small introductions, and The Book of Life (although not Burton) follows in that tradition when we meet Manolo’s family.

Each family member - from the brutish Carmelo (voiced by the film’s director) to grandpa Luis (voiced by Danny Trejo) - is given a unique character with just a few seconds of screen time and dialogue which carries through until the end of the film. It works wonderfully.

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26) This freaking line, after Jorge is established as wanting to have been a singer.

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Manolo [after the two laugh about it]: “They crushed our dreams. Hilarious!”

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27) Manolo’s Mother.

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Immediately there is a difference in what is expected from Carmen Sanchez (his mom) and what there is.

Manolo: “And I became a bullfighter, just like you wanted.”

Carmen: “Me? Are you crazy?”

It turns out Manolo’s father saying his mother wanted that was…uh…wrong, to put it mildly. It’s a nice juxtaposition which establishes her as a character and not just a plot device.

28) Dude, I love this dialogue.

Xibalba [after Luis says La Muerte would never hand over her kingdom]: “She lost a bet.”

Luis: “Oh. She would do that.”

29) You get a lot of Manolo’s tender side and playing from the heart, but it’s easy to forget that he’s still a headstrong Sanchez boy. He still has the fierceness of a bull fighter, even if that’s not what he wants to do. And we see this particularly when Manolo threatens to expose Xibalba. That may not be the smartest move, but it is fierce.

30) Did I mention this dialogue and humor is awesome?

Luis [after his body is knocked away from his head]: “Hey, my arthritis is gone!”

31) The Candlemaker

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The Candlemaker rounds out the trio of immortals here, and falls in the middle. He is not about the Land of the Remembered or the Land of the Forgotten, he creates the candles (each candle representing a life). He is this big ball of happy childlike energy which is just fun to watch. And who’d they get to place this super upbeat and positive guy with hope and optimism dripping from him?

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It’s a nice change of pace from Ice Cube’s more hardboiled characters to see him play such a wonder filled creature, and to do it so well too! His voice work stands up there with the rest of the cast in that you never think you’re listening to Ice Cube, you’re just watching the Candlemaker. It’s great.

32) ALL THE LADIES IN THIS FILM ARE FIERCE AS HELL!

  • Maria’s fierceness has been established above.
  • La Muerte getting pissed when she finds out Xibalba cheated on the beat is fierce!
  • MANOLO’S MOTHER SLAPS XIBALBA AFTER SHE REALIZES HE KILLED HER SON!!!

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It’s a lot of fun to watch.

33) The final fight before Manolo can return to the land of the living is born from a wager he makes with Xibalba (he’ll face whatever challenge is thrown his way and win).

Xibalba: “What, do tell, is your worst fear?”

And then we get this:

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But it turns out his greatest fear isn’t killing the bull, it’s being true to himself. This ties into what I mentioned earlier: Manolo’s defining characteristic and his struggle are the same in that he wants to be himself. And we get a wonderful song to tie it up, of the same quality as “I Love You Too Much” and it is simply called “The Apology Song”. (Manolo’s father, who’s dead at this point, said that a Sanchez never apologies but after the fight is incredibly proud of his son.) It’s a nice character climax for Manolo before we get the final fight of the film.

34) When you have no idea this is coming, it’s the funniest line in the film.

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35) I give massive credit to the filmmakers for the way they handled Joaquin. He and Maria are set to be married now that Manolo is dead, and he knows Maria doesn’t want it so he’s about to talk to her about it before the town is attacked by bandits. Joaquin could have easily been some Gaston type but instead we got a sincere, honest character who deepens the conflict of the film.

36) This freaking movie…

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37) The entire final fight of the film is wildly fun to watch.

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It’s well paced, well choreographed, brings in all the characters we’ve met so far (living and dead), gives us a nice “dance” with Manolo and Maria, is filled with nice character moments, good humor, and has Joaquin decide he’s going to be his own man and try to sacrifice himself for his friends (it doesn’t work, he survives). It’s a great climax to the film.

38) “No Matter Where You Are”, the final song in the film, is a great ball of energy and love. But more than that, it let me know something I didn’t before…

Zoe Saldana can REALLY sing!

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Just thought I’d share.

39) The final reveal, that Christina Applegate’s tour guide and the security guard are really La Muerte and Xibalba, is in classic tradition of magical realism and fairytale stories. It’s a nice ending to the film.

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The Book of Life is great, and truly under appreciated. It’s representation of Mexican culture is unique in the animated film landscape, and gives the film a unique visual and musical style. The acting is topnotch, and you can feel through the writing/directing/character animation that it is truly a labor of love for all those involved. A great film which everyone should see.

Up next: Alice in Wonderland (1951)

EXO Monster!Reaction to their S/O getting used to their darkness and embracing it

Xoxo, Admin A~

/I don’t own any of the gifs used, unless stated otherwise/


Chanyeol:

*He does everything in his power to break the tension and bring some joy in your daily lives* “I don’t want you to think of this life as just darkness… there’s some light too”

Kris:

“I’m not going to say I’m not proud of you, because I am. But I’m also worried… I don’t want you to lose that light… I don’t want you to let the darkness inside rule you over”

Sehun:

*The definition of danger xD* “In the darkness.. or in the light… we are in this together”

Tao:

*He would always be there watching, proud of how strong you’ve become physically and mentally. But he would also watch over you, try to be your beacon of hope*

Kai:

*He would feel guilty, feel responsible for what you’ve become. But he would be there always, for you* “We might be monsters… but I see the real you. I know that inside, you will always be an angel. My Angel”

Xiumin:

“Jagi… it’s important to remember, even in this fight, even in this war, who we truly are. Don’t lose yourself, not like I did” *He would always help you to keep the monster inside in control. He would always be by your side*

Baekhyun:

*He would do everything on his power to help you.  To be your guide. To save you* “I love you jagi… I’m not letting this happen to you. Not after the hell I lived in”

Luhan:

*He would do everything in his power to show you his life, your life, isn’t just about darkness* “There’s no need to embrace that darkness inside baobei, because there will always be light surrounding you. We just need to stick together”

Chen:

*If he can’t make you change your mind and not try to harden up, then he probably will help you accept that darkness and be able to live with it* “We have to accept our demons… and it probably will destroy you jagi. But I’ll be there… for you.”

Kyungsoo:

“You know jagi… the best of being a monster is when you are not it. Being this doesn’t mean it’s all doomed. It doesn’t mean it’s all darkness. It all depends on how we embrace it. How we want our life to be. And for me, life with you, monster or not, is everything but darkness”

Lay:

*Really worried* “Did you think I would leave you on your own? No… I don’t want your life to be just this… I didn’t want your life to be this. But… I can’t live without you either. I’m not leaving you to fight on your own baobei, I’ll always, always, be your ray of light.”

Suho:

(No way he can be a monster xD) *He surely knows that the best remedy/cure/way to fight darkness is with love. And so that’s what he does, show and give you his heart and love*

[Masterlist] [Guideline]

9

40 Years of Three’s Company: March 15th, 1977

“It’s in the consciousness, and that is great. Because we were on so long. As long as people who hire and fire don’t pigeonhole me as a guy in a sitcom with a guy and two girls, then I’m fine. I loved that character. I loved that show. It was tense for one year. But one year out of nine is not a bad ratio. I loved going to work. I loved Dave Powers and all of the great people on the crew. I loved doing rehearsals. There were certain times that I was sleepy or tired or sick, but I always knew how lucky I was. I always knew, ‘I’m having the time of my life.’ I’ve had joyous times since then, and a lot of the joyous times are because of Three’s Company, because of the popularity. So I’m no fool. I know that people know your name as the character. But it truly is a love-love relationship.”  - John Ritter, excerpt from “Come and Knock on Our Door: A Hers and Hers and His Guide to Three’s Company” by Chris Mann

BNHA AU where All Might is the single father of Izuku and Inko is the single Dorm Mother of Yuuei

  • Inko gave up Izuku for adoption because Hisashi walked out before he was born and she wanted to give him the best chance possible
  • All Might likes to go down to the orphanage to hang out with the kids as Toshinori because of charity and because he legit likes kids
  • He’s known Izuku since the day he came into the orphanage and they’ve bonded over years
  • Once Izuku found out he was Quirkless, Toshinori adopts him because he loves Izuku like a son already and wants to raise him as his own
  • Inko lives her life missing the son she’s never met but loves taking care of kids anyways (she’s always babysitting for the Bakugous even if their son is a little hellion)
  • Inko is the Head of the General Department at Yuuei because of just how good she is at miscellaneous things but is also extrememly good at guiding young people in the right direction
  • Inko takes the job as the Dorm Mother for Yuuei once it becomes apparent that she can handle Katsuki and the General Department
  • Inko met All Might before she met Toshinori, but she makes it a point to visit at least twice a week because he doesn’t know how to lead a group of students AT ALL
  • Inko meets All Might’s son Izuku during one of these meetings and adores him the moment she sets eyes on him
  • Izuku is shy towards Inko at first but finds it really easy to open up to her kindness and golden heart
  • They tag team to keep Toshinori as healthy as possible (”Midoriya-san, Dad is just really bad at remembering his meds and I’m in class so I can’t always be there, but if you could….” “I’ll make sure your father is well taken care of Izuku-kun, don’t you worry.”)
  • Izuku has been training to be like his dad since he was a kid, so he’s able to handle the force of One for All much easier but he never stops his love of analyzing other people’s quirks because that’s just how he is
  • Izuku doesn’t meet Katsuki until Yuuei but their rivals almost immediately anyways ( “I’m not losing to you just because you’re All Might’s kid!” “Good, I want you to lose to me because I’m me.”)

Basically I’m begging you to consider if All Might adopted Izuku straight from the beginning but Inko never knows what happened to the kid she gave up

BONUS:

  • “Wow Izuku, you really look like Midoriya-san, don’t you?” “You think so? I don’t really see it.”
Shooting Star (Older! Damian Wayne x Reader)

A/N - Part 1 of @batfamily-imagines‘s 15 Day One-Shot Challenge! I meant to do it yesterday, but I was out with my friend. I also found a way to fuse this with a request! Killing two birds with one stone- hypothetically, of course. It’s also kinda short but then again, I had fifteen minutes… so yeah… Hope you enjoy!

Anon Requested - 56 with Damian please? I think that would be so cute


“Come on! We’re almost there, promise!” Damian probably wouldn’t believe your statement if you were anyone else, but you were the opposite of “anyone else”, you were Y/N L/N, the light of his life. He used to be afraid of the dark, but then you showed him that even in the blackest of nights, there’s always a star to guide you… and you, Y’N, were his star in all his darkness.

Damian rolls his eyes, but he was smiling and quite noticeably happy, his blue orbs twinkling with love and adoration to the young woman in front of him. He ran after you, and even despite the years of superhero experience, you beat him to the top. You smirk, “I thought you’d give me more of a challenge, Wayne!” you exclaim, setting down the stuff you brought. The generic picnic blanket and binoculars in hand.

“On the contrary beloved, how does one know that I didn’t merely let you win?” He reached the top of the hill and tumbled over a tree branch, rolling expertly onto the blanket, right next to you. You laugh, a beautiful song that even the muses would be jealous to hear, his reply quite humorous in your eyes. “But then again, would I ever let anyone win anything against me?”

“Excellent point, Dami, which means,” You bop him lightly on the nose, “I win.” you grin under the glow of starlight, the bountiful tree branches only allowing patches of it to touch your soft, smooth skin. “You’re quite lucky that I love you, I don’t date losers,”

“But would you marry one?”

You were caught off guard by his question, then looked down at his hands, “Would it help my chances if I added, hypothetically, what if I told you I’ve been in love with you since I was eleven?”

He held a ring that caught the sparkle of the star above, “So I ask you, Y/N L/N-”

“YES! A MILLION TIMES YES, DAMIAN!” You were tearing up, it was undeniable. It was… it was so unexpected but then again, you were his shooting star, and the only wish he had kept was the one to marry you. Looks like it came true as all dreams do.

But can we talk about those flashbacks Oliver has? 

that first meeting

(he’s been in the dark for so long it’s all he even knows anymore… he’s been living in this dull, focused work of black and white, knowing colors from afar but never really seeing them… and suddenly, there’s color everywhere, splashes, strokes, streaks of them… there’s something that just glows and he’s like a moth, stunned by the life in that flame… it’s the first time he remembers someone knowing he’s lying and calling him out on it in a manner that genuinely moves something inside him, makes his lips curve and before he knows it, he’s surprised himself by smiling back at this glowing life of color… the reason he’ll always remember it was red…)

that first date

(where he finally picked up the courage to ask her out. he’s never had trouble asking anyone for a date but with her it’s different, he’s different. and he remembers being such a nervous wreck, because he’s taking that first step towards happiness with the woman he knows he loves… and then he sees her and everything blanks for a moment. he’s never seen her look more beautiful than she does right in that moment, waiting for him with a nervous smile and soft eyes and just… waiting for him… and he just falls more in love with her, right there…)

that first kiss

(the first time he held her face in the palm of his hands, his lips against hers, breathing her in, knowing deep into his bones that there would never be another woman for him, not as long as he lived… he memorizes this moment, so completely that he can recall it as he feels himself dying on a cold mountain, or see it in a place of everything strange. this kiss became his homing beacon, in his own mind…)

that first time

(after he knew he had to stay behind and here was no changing anything, after she’d given him the greatest gift a woman could give a man - her heart, her body, her soul, after telling him he was beautiful and she was so proud of him in so many million ways, after months and months of loving her from afar, from knowing he would die and kill for her happiness, after months of being a man committed to a woman in his heart, his body, his soul, she opened her arms to him, she accepted him. he’ll never forget that night for as long as he’ll live, not only because they made love for hours, culminating the desire that had been simmering between them for years, but also because it had been a dying wish for him, a memory of beauty in a future of dark, a memory that would give him strength in the time to come, sustain him, inspire him, and make him go back to her…. for that night, he was just Oliver and she was just Felicity and they loved each other with everything inside them)

that first proposal to the woman he loved and almost truly losing her

(he’s held so many limp bodies in his life, more than any one man should, seen blood flow out of loved ones mouths as they’d taken that last breath in his embrace… he’s held her body so many times, in so many ways, in so many moments in his arms, with love and laughter and passion and intensity… he’s held her even when she’d been limp, when her head had lolled and he’d carried her to safety, feeling her breathe in his arms… but this was different… because they’d just been kissing, just been looking at the ring he’d finally placed on her finger after harboring it for months, just asked her for the commitment of a lifetime - body, heart, and soul - and she’d smiled and cried and clung to him and said yes… she’d just made him the happiest man on the face of the earth, the happiest he’d ever been in his life, the happiest he’d never thought he’d be… and it was gone… and he could feel it in his bones… this was bad… he was losing her, in perhaps more ways than one… she wasn’t waking up and she was hit and he knew what a straight bullet to the back could do and he was panicking because no, god no, not her… not like this… not with blood coating the ring on her finger…)

that first time he married her

(he’s married her in his heart a hundred times already - with his eyes, his hands, his mouth, every part of his flesh and every part of his being… he’s married her in every way a man can marry a woman in his heart, his everything hers, he hers, for better or worse, for life… he’s been working on his vows for months now, and the moment he has her here, he knows he screwed up, and he knows she still loves him, and he knows this won’t forgive or win her back but he needs her to know, he needs to do this for himself, because baring his soul to her had always been simple, baring his heart to her, telling her she’s his always and he just wishes to be hers, sliding that ring on her finger, even for a few moments, in his heart they’re married right then - even if she’s hurt, even if he’s messed up, even if it’s all fake… for him, it’s never been more real, in the same venue he couldn’t bring himself to cancel and the same dress she was going to wear… in this moment, he’s married her… for the first time…) 


Nothing screams ENDGAME like a man who’s forgotten everything, lost in his own mind, and finds himself guided back home by the sheer memories of the woman he loves. He leaves his perfect life behind to go back, in part, to be with her, where he knows he can speak her name the way he does and her eyes would soften in the way they do.

Felicity Smoak is Oliver Queen’s always. 

And this episode proved than a million times.

I knew him first but I knew her always

Throughout the years he serenaded me in a courtship of strings and woodwinds
He sang to me the story of a naive girl and guided me with melody
–She offered me her hand in synchronous dance

She makes the words on a page come to life in origami figures,
She wrote our love story as a book of watercolor fairytales
And our world as a place of endless magic
–He offered me a ride upon a gallant motorcycle

He is the fire in my veins and the air in my lungs
He is Apollon with his golden light and laughter

She is the stars in my eyes and wonder of the world
She is Selene with her silver softness and beauty

And we loved with a love that was more than love
We loved as the earth loves the sun and the moon

—  A polyamorous witch
The Deal With Reylo (As I See It)

The thing is, I believe (hope) Reylo are Soulmates. Here’s why. Forget for a moment that Kylo is damaged, and killed his Father. Forget that Rey has darkness in her that needs to be addressed, as we have NO idea of her origins and just what she herself is capable of. She could have a bloodline even darker than Kylo’s! And if Snoke comes into play and tries to twist her or tempts her, we may see a side of Rey that we may be shocked about. Daisy hinted to that at Celebrations; that she's worried her character will not be viewed favorably someday in the future. So thinking Rey is the Blessed Virgin who hasn’t/will never do wrong is inrealistic. Nor is she a helpless victim. You can’t call her a victim in one sentence and call her a strong, kickass woman, protagonistic heroine in the next. She is what she is. A human being, with strengths and flaws. Just like Kylo. Put aside their deeds or outside influences, and just focus on them as individuals. Soulmates do not always find each other and fall in love at first sight. They do not always get along. They do not always have a smooth journey; in fact, sometimes the strongest love is tempered out of of fire and steele. Soulmates may meet lifetime after lifetime, getting it totally wrong and because of that aren’t able to be together until they LEARN. Soulmates don’t always LIKE each other at first, especially not when they are on opposite sides of WAR. The thing about Soulmates, is they don’t choose their Bond. Their Bond chooses FOR them. So when we think of what Kylo/Ben and Rey are up against now, sure we might think it seems impossible they will either form an alliance or fall in love; he kidnapped her, she hates him, he killed his Father, etc. But that (IF they ARE Soulmates) will not change a thing when it comes to their destiny. And their destinies ARE entwined. Even if not as lover’s (in this life) it is still CANON that they ARE entwined. Soulmates aren’t always lovers. Sometimes, they play other roles in each other’s lives. To guide, teach, protect, grow with/from, hold accountable. Soulmates are like your conscience; the other half of you. The Yin to your Yang. Opposites, but same. Disparate pieces. But personally, for all intents and purposes here, in THIS story, in THIS lifetime, I believe Kylo Ren and Rey WILL be lover’s. I believe they will balance the Force. I believe they will grow and learn from one another, protect one another (when the time comes) and I believe what they lack in themselves they will find in the other. Comfort, to erase the pain of the past. Companionship, to ease the loneliness of the past. Love, as each has gone a lifetime without it. A Force Bond between them would only prove that they are, in fact, Soulmates.

Days Off

how you spend your day off w your avenger boo

Steve: After spending years in the ice, he always explains that he’s spent too much time laying around. So on days off, the two of you make the most of it. Most of the time you guys go shopping, all expenses paid by Tony of course, and get new decorations for your house in upstate new york. The two of you were amongst the first to have a house outside of living in the avengers compound with the team, so you take great pride in showing your house off to the team when they come visit. Steve for some reason also enjoyed shopping for clothes, and most of the time it was him dragging you into stores when all you wanted to do was go home. There was something about the Nike stores that always drew him in like a kid to a candy shop, including him tugging on your hand until you weakened and went into the store with him. But you wouldn’t trade Steve for the entire world, considering how cute his butt looked in new nike sweatpants.

Bucky: It was a hilarious scene when you and Bucky had a day off. Most of these days were spent by aggressively watching HGTV, and commentating (more like yelling) what your ideas were for the houses on the various shows. Even Bucky had better style ideas then some of the idiots they hired to renovate. All the Avengers knew when you guys had the tv room, it was best to stay away from the hostile situation. Despite the yelling, you were always sprawled out on top of Bucky while he laid across the couch. Bucky loved the feeling of your warm body on top of his, and his fingers always found their way to massaging your scalp while you had your cheek pressed to his chest. Nat loved taking pictures of you guys like this to prove to the twitter world that despite the assassin title the both of you held, the both of you showed enormous amounts of love for one another.

Natasha: It was rare for the two of you to have a day off, since you were almost always training or on missions. Matter of fact, Fury was the one who had to tell the two of you to take a day off once in awhile, the last thing he needed was two assassins with an attitude from lack of sleep. So on those well earned days off, you made sure it was filled with laughter, movies, and lots of food. Neither of you had time for sad or sappy movies, so Natasha always managed to find the best comedies on netflix. She had also recently found The Office, which meant you were taking a lot of days off to finish watching it. The two of you watched said movies/shows curled up with each other on her bed, fingers and legs entwined. You put the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door, and hoped there wouldn’t be a world emergency while you shut off F.r.i.d.a.y.

Sam: The tradition started when the Avengers had a week off, and Sam was more bored than ever. He had asked you about some bar in the city, and if you would ever visit it. It was a such a weird question that you didn’t think twice about it. That was until he was on your balcony with the falcon wings, and telling you to put on some decent clothes. Luckily it was a cool summer night, because Sam holding you in his arms on the 6 minute flight was terrifying. But once you arrived and realized how amazing of a night it was going to be, your terrified thoughts from the flight went out the window. After many drinks, and lots of laughs, Sam made sure he rented a hotel room down the block for the two of you to stay in until the hangovers were gone. Plus he didn’t want to be drunk while flying, and holding you at the same time. The beer and the atmosphere was just too good to not go back, so you made sure the two of you got there every few months whenever you had off again.

Wanda: She always joked about watching too many cooking shows in her downtime, and even watching Food Network while she was on the treadmill training. So it was no surprise when one morning she came busting into your room with all sorts of ideas from Pinterest for themed cookies and full dinner ideas. With a smile on your face, you climbed out of bed and made your way to the kitchen to help her begin with the recipes. There was something that clicked in Wanda when she was lost in a recipe, and you later learned it was that she felt like a normal person when she went into a cooking zone. Wanda had called herself a monster too many times, and if you could help in the slightest by sitting there on a stool and taste testing cookie batter, you didn’t mind spending your days off in the kitchen with her.

Thor: Everyone in all the realms knew of how much Thor loved his beer, friends, and now you on top of it all. Thor treated you as his equal, and it was one of the many reasons he’s the love of your life. Being on Asgard is still a trip for you, considering you spent all your years on earth prior to being astral-projected to another realm. The avengers have vacation weeks every few months, and Thor wanted to make sure he showed you around his home as much as he could. The one major thing the two of you end up doing is spending time in the pubs on Asgard with his friends, and family. He recently learned about your alcohol tolerance, and the fact that you could keep up with him and all his friends. Even the asgardian alcohol couldn’t bring you down, or the annual pub fights. All in all, Thor really knew he had found the one when you chugged a pint of asgardian alcohol and kicked Loki’s ass in the span of twenty minutes.

Clint: Spending all his time shooting targets was the regular Clint activity, despite the fact that he was already at his best. You thought it to be futile, since he never missed a target, which then struck you with an idea. Learning to shoot with a bow was a skill you had always admired, and wanted to acquire. So, you approached Clint with this idea on your day off, and he was more than happy to indulge you. He spent hours with his hands on your hips, guiding you through a simple lesson in how to stand and hold the bow, and general mechanics of the art of the bow and arrow. His hands never left your body, either holding your hips or positioning your arms. (Not that you minded) Learning to shoot a bow with the love of your life was an ideal vacation for you.

Bruce: He took up meditation as a hobby at first, because it helped him keep a calm and collected mindset, which he needed so he wouldn’t turn green. It’s an all day event, so you hadn’t seen him on a random tuesday until dinner time had rolled around. You noticed that Bruce had a more tranquil air about him as soon as he walked in the doors, so you made it a point to accompany him on the next day off. This ended up paying off, because you had never in your life felt more at ease. Bruce was more than happy to guide you through his routine, sitting with you. He admired how peaceful you looked, and wanted to spend every day exactly like this with you.

Tony: Although never getting any time to sleep, when he finally has the downtime it’s as if he fights going to bed. Tony firmly believes in staying on his feet until he’s been awake for a week and can’t feel his legs anymore. However, you know him better than he knows himself. You know when it’s time for him to curl up in bed for several hours, and order some chinese food to your floor. There have been countless times that you’ve wandered around the tower to found him sprawled out on the couch, or on the floor in his lab surrounded by blueprints and abandoned parts. With this in mind, early one vacation morning when you felt him stir and get out of bed, you quickly grabbed his hand and yanked him back towards you. Tony was too exhausted to argue, so he fell back next to you, and immediately started snoring. Both of you slept the entire day, occasionally waking up just enough to creep closer into each other’s bodies. Tony appreciated your warmth and general presence, because he knew that he couldn’t live without you.

Peter: Going to the movies was a favorite pastime of yours, and it was like you struck gold when you started dating Peter. Every other wednesday of the month, he two of you spent a full day at the theater. Which started with buying all the tickets for the movies you planned on watching throughout the day, then using Tony’s credit cards again for the snacks. Sure you could’ve movie hopped, but when you’ve got a billionaire’s credit card, who would? After said movies were over, Peter took you on a fine date of getting Pizza. Luckily there was an amazing pizza place on the same block as the movies, so you had no problem walking down the street with Peter. Plus it gave you a few extra moments to enjoy his right arm pulling you close to his body while you walked, fingers resting comfortably on your hip. Kisses before walking inside the pizzeria were nice too.

Pietro: Dragging Pietro to go rollerskating with you became a regular thing once you had realized how much you truly enjoyed the freedom of it. Although, he was adamantly against rollerskating, because going as fast as he did with a pair of wheels was naturally bound to end very badly. (and a few broken bones in the process) That didn’t stop you from literally dragging him to the counter and getting a pair for him. Pietro refused to step into the rink while you gracefully skated around, yelling at him from all the way across the rink. Most of the time you resorted to yanking his arm to get him to release the death grip he had on the ledge of the protective glass. Begging him to just try and coast around, Pietro gave in and pushed off the wall at full speed. Before you knew what had even happened, he sped full speed into the glass on the other side of the rink and fell flat on his ass. You let out a burst of laughter as you rolled over to him, making a mental note to keep a hold on him at all times. Days off were full of laughs for you, and it was perfect.

Scott: Spontaneity was the core of your relationship with Scott, because he always took you to do outrageous things. Your first date was snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, which without a doubt turned out to be the best date you ever had. He kept that up with the following dates, always outdoing himself. Ziplining, hang gliding, and skydiving were among the other activities he had arranged for dates, and you were practically in love. So, he used his spontaneous attitude and thought up more adventurous things to do on vacation days. Ice skating was a personal favorite for both of you, because it warranted a reason for Scott to keep a grip on you, and vice versa. You both were laughing the whole time, while Scott continuously slipped and grabbed your arm for dear life.

Loki: Baking was something you did with your parents as a child, so naturally you found yourself doing this whenever there were days off. You had become very skilled in the art, and Loki appreciated just sitting at the counter, intently watching you with a smile on his face. Loki just silently watched you experiment in making the batter, just mixing different shit together with the essentials. Since cakes were a specialty of yours, sometimes you threw in some chocolate chips, or caramel sauce, or blueberries, whatever you could find to experiment with. He usually suggested a flavor for the icing, and helped you whip it up. It was nice, really. Loki loved a simple, low-key day with you. Helping you bake wasn’t his first idea of how to spend a day off, but in the end it worked out since Loki really adored spending time with you.

Prayer to the Holy Trinity

I Adore Thee, O my God, one God in three Persons; I annihilate myself before thy Majesty. Thou alone art being, life, truth, beauty, and goodness. I glorify Thee, I praise Thee, I thank Thee, and I love Thee, all incapable and unworthy as I am, in union with thy dear Son Jesus Christ, our Saviour and our Father, in the mercifulness of his heart and through his infinite merits. I wish to serve Thee, to please Thee, to obey Thee, and to love Thee always, in union with Mary immaculate, Mother of God and our Mother, loving also and serving my neighbour for Thy sake. Therefore, give me Thy Holy Spirit to enlighten, correct, and guide me in the way of Thy commandments, and in all perfection, until we come to the happiness of heaven, where we shall glorify Thee forever. Amen.

When the time gets hard and there’s no way to turn,
As He promised He will always be there; to bless us with His love & His mercy ‘cause as He promised He will always be there.
He’s always watching us, guiding us & He knows what’s deep in our hearts. So when you lose your way to Allah you should turn, cause as He promised
He will always be there

He brings us out from the darkness into the light, Subhanallah, Capable of everything. We should never feel afraid of anything as long as we follow His guidance all the way through our short time we have in this life. Soon it’ll all be over and well be
In His heaven and we’ll all be fine.

Inshaa'Allah ♥️

—  Maher zain

anonymous asked:

Can I ask an imagine with the NDRV3 boys with a blind crush asking if they can touch their face and telling them they think they look handsome ?

Of course! I hope you like it! ^^

NDRV3 Boys with a blind crush asking if they can touch their face and telling them they think they look handsome

Shuuichi Saihara:

- “Hey Y/n! I got you some more books!”

- “Oh! I’d recognise that voice anywhere… It’s Saihara - kun!” You smile but you’re not quite sure if he can see you yet

- You hear him walk towards you and you just kind of wait until he puts his hand on your shoulder

- “They’re all really good books Y/n, I hope you enjoy them”

- You giggle which causes him to blush

- “Ah… Saihara - kun, may I ask you for a favour?”

- “Of course, what do you need?”

- “Can I see your face?”

- What. His face?! He starts blushing “Uh… Y-Yeah”

- He takes off his hat and then he guides your hands to his face

- Your fingertips travel all over his face, his blush increasing. When you get to his hair you stroke it for a while before lowering your hands again

- “Saihara - kun has a very handsome face!”

- Could he be blushing anymore? Probably not

- Ever since that happened he lets you touch his face a lot more so that you don’t forget what he looks like

Kaito Momota:

- You never saw the night sky for yourself but Kaito was determined to help you understand the beauty of it through words

- “Y/n! I know you can’t see but I made you… hand made constellations!”

- He takes out a board with raised dots on it which kind of looked like braille

- He takes your hands and guides them over the constellations explaining what each one was and what it meant

- “Wow! That really is beautiful Momota - kun!… But… I want to see you too”

- “See me?”

- “May I touch your face to see you?”

- “Yeah… Yeah you can”

- He guides your hands up and places each hand on one cheek

- You have to shift slightly seeing as he’s taller than you but then you begin to move your fingers around

- “Oh haha, Momota - kun has a goatee.”

- Once you get to his hair you notice that just like the goatee it’s also spiky

- “Momota - kun looks handsome!”

- “Huh? I.. Me? Nah… “ He’s blushing slightly now and just scratching the back of his head. He wasn’t expecting that

Kiibo:

- Kiibo told you about himself saying that he’s not really a human but he looks like one

- He felt really sad that you can’t see, the world was so pretty in his opinion

- When you asked him about anything, he would do his best to explain it in as much detail as he can so that you have an accurate idea

- “Kiibo - kun, you described yourself to me but… Can I see for myself how you look like?”

- “Huh? How can you do that?”

- “If I touch your face I should get an idea of what you look like”

- “Okay then Y/n - san. If it will help you then I don’t mind”

- He takes you hand and places it to his cheek

- “Your hands are cold haha… So is your face but… It’s so smooth”

- When your fingers brush over his lips he feels like he’s overheating slightly

- “I think you look really handsome Kiibo - kun! And your skin is so nice and soft”

- He’s trying his best not to overheat but he puts his hand over yours

- “You look beautiful as well Y/n - san but… I am a learning AI so… Would you mind if I did the same to you?”

- You don’t mind at all, you just smile and let him stroke your face

- It’s so fascinating to him how you can see in that way

Rantaro Amami:

- He loved spending time with you

- Whatever it was, be it just talking, walks or reading he just loved being close to you

- He’d make sure you have as much fun as possible 

- “I love spending time with you Amami - kun! You’re so fun to be around!”

- “Is there anything else you’d like to do?”

- “I want to see what you look like.”

- He’s slightly surprised, he was definitely not expecting you to say that

- “Okay then, let’s sit down first though alright?”

- He takes you to a nearby bench and then guides your hands to his face

- His cheeks are slightly cold, probably due to being outside for too long

- “Amami - kun looks very handsome to me.” You smile at him

- “N’aww… Stop Y/n - san, you’re too nice.”

- “Not really, this was just my honest opinion!”

- He doesn’t tell you, but he really liked the feel of your fingers against his skin

Kokichi Ouma:

- “Nishishi~ Guess what Y/n - chan! I got you the best drink ever on this planet!”

- It’s Grape Panta

- He hands you the bottle and you take a sip

- How can he drink this all the time… Once in a while it’s nice but all the time?

- “Do you want anything else Y/n - chan?”

- “Well… There is one thing I was wondering about you Ouma - kun”

- “Oh? Are you doubting something? I am a liar after all!”

- “No, this isn’t something you can lie about.”

- “Hm? I’m interested now”

- “I want to see what your face looks like Ouma - kun.”

- He’s silent, he certainly wasn’t expecting this

- “Okay.. “ He guides your hands to his face

- Your fingertips are near his lips once you finish

- “You have a handsome face, Ouma - kun”

- He doesn’t respond, he simply moves his head and kisses your fingertips 

Gonta Gokuhara:

- Gonta told you his big passion in life was insects

- You weren’t exactly sure what they were but you always loved to listened to him

- “Gonta would show you the most beautiful insects in his collection if he could! You’d definitely like them, people who like insects can’t be bad!”

- You giggle at that comment, you told him you like them but you don’t even know what they look like

- “There is one thing that I can see Gonta - kun”

- “Hm? What’s that?”

- “If you let me, I’d like to see your face”

- “Of course S/O - san! But Gonta is quite tall and has glasses so one second please!”

- He takes off his glasses and then, like the gentleman he is, he takes your hand and guides it to his face

- He was right, he’s quite tall

- When you’re done you hear him move

- Ah probably to retrieve his glasses

- “Gonta - kun, thank you very much! You have a very handsome face!”

- He blushes but then smiles widely “Thank you Y/n - san! Gonta thinks you look pretty too!”

Korekiyo Shinguji:

- He’s also sad that you can’t see the beauty of this world

- He would often tell you folklore stories and you would always love it

- “Shinguji - kun, your stories are the best!”

- “If you want to, I can go try and find you these stories so that you can re-read them for yourself”

- “Wow really? Thank you so much! Oh! I had something I wanted to ask you”

- “Hm? What could that be?”

- “I would like to see the face that tells me all these amazing stories”

- He’s honestly surprised, he doesn’t really get why seeing as he wears a mask all the time anyway

- “Hm… If that is what you wish” he pulls his mask down and then gently takes your hand and puts it on his face

- “I didn’t know you had bandages on your hand…” you state as you move your fingers

- When you finish, you lower your hand and then pat around until you find his hand

- “I don’t really know why you wear that mask, it hides your handsome face Shinguji - kun!” you squeeze his hand

- “Handsome hm? Kukuku, I wouldn’t call it that but you certainly have a beautiful face” 

- You blush at his comment and then it’s his turn to squeeze your hand

Ryoma Hoshi:

- You knew he liked to play tennis

- He explained to you what it was a sport where you hit a tennis ball back and forth

- “Awh… I wish I could play against you Hoshi - kun”

- “Were you always blind Y/n?”

- “Mm… But I can ‘see’ if I touch things”

- “Oh, that’s cool actually”

- “That’s why… I’d like to ask if it’s okay with you if I touch your face Hoshi - kun”

- “Uh. Yeah. That’s fine”

- You just smile and wait patiently until he guides your hand to his face

- He just quickly drags over a table and stands on top of it so that he’s more or less the same height as you

- He takes your hand and puts it in front of his face

- You lean forward slightly and start touching his face and he does his very best to stay perfectly still

- Once you’re done you giggle “Hoshi - kun has a cute and handsome face haha”

- “Cute?! I’m not cute!”

- “You are though.”

- He just pulls his hat over his face to hide a blush you can’t see