I like the idea of each planet having a “night and day” ruler, it’s so cute, like
Gemini is the day ruler of Mercury, Virgo is the night ruler of Mercury
Libra is the day ruler of Venus, Taurus is the night ruler of Venus
Aries is the day ruler of Mars, Scorpio is the night ruler of Mars
Sagittarius is the day ruler of Jupiter, Pisces is the night ruler of Jupiter
Aquarius is the day ruler of Saturn, Capricorn is the night ruler of Saturn
Leo is the Sun (day), Cancer is the Moon (night)
The feminine signs are the night rulers, the masculine signs are the day rulers; masculine signs are more comfortable out in the daylight, the spotlight, when everyone else is able to see them shine. Feminine signs are more at home during the night, it is their sanctuary, they express their energies more naturally when they are soothed by the mystery and tranquil solitude of the night.
And then you have the case of the few other planets that are only ruled by one sign. Aquarius is the sole ruler of Uranus. Their Uranian qualities are present no matter what, it is part of their kooky persona. Pisces is the sole ruler of Neptune. The Neptunian influence of illusion and fantasy is something that hangs on to Pisces every second. Scorpio is the sole ruler of Pluto. Scorpio can’t escape Pluto. It is following them around through every suspicion.
remember in 2013/14 when sleepy hollow’s first season premiered and it had a complex, interesting, fast-paced storyline that had a strong and moving narrative which respected the three black members of its core cast and didn’t rely on their deaths as “plot twists” in order to further ichabod’s (or katrina’s) narratives. this show had so much FUCKING potential and i’m thrilled it got cancelled but at the same time it never should have come to this.
When Harry began lamenting not being able to have children, Hermione explained that by transfigurating a sperm into an egg long enough for it to merge with a sperm, Draco and Harry could have children, as long as someone gave birth do them.
Luna told Harry she’d gladly give birth to their children and Harry, who had expected not having children at all, began daydreaming non-stop about it.
So you can imagine Harry going CRAZY with the idea of his and Draco’s children.
Which means there was a lot of begging and pleading, but since Draco wasn’t up for it, Harry let go of the idea for a while. Although he really wanted children. But then Draco gifted him with a pair of baby-shoes on their third anniversary.
Just imagine Harry James Potter looking up in surprise at his partner and going… “really? you will?” and Draco nodding, then having an amazingly happy Potter kiss every part of his body for the rest of the night.
Harry clearly won the naming bet with their first-born and Draco went along with it because he wasn’t interested in having children at all in the beginning… but he wasn’t happy about it.
At first, Harry had proposed using the Malfoy name, only because he knew Draco wasn’t really that excited about having children. But Draco was adamant that they use both.
And even though Harry was the one obsessing over having children, Draco is the one going up in the middle of the night to see their newborn child sleep because he’s afraid he will stop breathing. So Harry has to get up and convince him to go back to bed because “he will wake us up in half an hour anyway and he’s breathing, he’s fine, come back to bed, Draco.” but this happens with all their children.
James Sirius Potter-Malfoy, their first-born. With Harry’s black hair and Draco’s gray eyes. Surprising the Weasleys when he calls Draco Papa because, other than Harry and his mother, none of them knew that French is Draco’s first language.
Really, not even Fleur knew. It wasn’t until they got children that Draco started hanging out more with the Weasley’s and they got to know him better.
And a couple of years later, when Draco was proudly showing his child to anyone that came close enough, Harry managed to convince him to go for a second one…
Then came the twins, that wasn’t planned! Scorpius Hyperion Potter-Malfoy, because Harry had already named their first-born. And then Albus Severus Potter-Malfoy… They decided to go 50/50 on that one.
Draco didn’t want to name the child Albus at all, but he still felt guilty for everything during sixth year and finally went along with it. As for Severus… His godfather DID take good care of him, after all. It was only fair.
In the beginning, Draco probably felt that three children was more than enough. But Harry wanted a lot more and when the twins came he was ECSTATIC. Scorpius took after Draco and Albus after Harry.
Albus was daddy’s boy and would throw tantrums everyday when Harry had to leave for work. Scorpius was obsessed with “Mama Molly” and spent more time running after Molly and “helping” her in the kitchen than any of the other Potter-Malfoy children.
Right after the twins were born, Harry asked his husband if he would like to try once more, because he really was hoping for a daughter…
To which Draco surprisingly said “alright Potter, but this is the last” and that was how Lily Luna Potter-Malfoy was planned.
Lily Luna with her blonde hair and enormous green eyes became the obsession of everyone… And she clung to Draco SO MUCH. Honestly. She probably spent 60% of her baby years in Draco’s arms, 30% in Harry’s and the rest in everyone else’s.
She didn’t like speaking English, although she understood it perfectly well. She’d answer people through Draco, Fleur, Victoire, Dominique or Louis instead. Fleur was enamoured with Lily Luna, since her own children preferred speaking English.
Everyone close to Harry began to finally see Draco in a new light. When the two of them had started dating, they had surprised everybody. Especially since Draco didn’t really show the same side he showed Harry to everyone else…
…But people began seeing him through his children. James Sirius seeking comfort from his Papa when he’d fallen from his broom. Draco nervously following the twins when they had just began taking their first steps and not daring to let them out of his sight.
TBH he was worst when James began walking. If the boy was about to fall, he would levitate him and then Harry would try to convince him to stop it. “Draco he needs to do this on his own” “What, so you want our child to get hurt?” “No, but-” “So then he won’t if I keep an I eye on him!” “He will be fine!” “Potter! What if he hits his head?”
…but Harry did the exact same thing when Lily Luna started walking.
But everyone saw how much he cared about their children and although it was still a bit weird that he and Harry were together and EVEN HAD CHILDREN… they realized they liked him.
OK but listen! Draco kept calling Harry “Potter” for as long as everyone knew them (in public) and once, Ginny had asked Albus to go get Harry and Albus had run over to Harry in his unsteady toddler legs and screamed “POTTAAHH” making everyone laugh until they cried.
Took them at least a month to get Albus to call Harry “daddy” instead.
All their children’s first words were Papa.
Imagine how amazingly proud Narcissa is of her grandchildren speaking French. Imagine how much money she burns on those little cretins. And she probably melts every time they say Mémé.
Just imagine sleepy Lily Luna going to her Daddy and asking him “quand nous allons visiter Mémé Cissy?” and Harry sighing deeply and replying “honey, I cannot understand a word of what you’re saying” because, although he knew Narcissa and Draco spoke French to each other, he never knew this would become such a big part of his children’s lives.
But then James Sirius probably enters a phase during his teens in which he doesn’t want to speak French at all and stops doing it for years, although he still knows it since Draco speaks and writes to all his children in French. Just as his mother did to him.
All in all, Harry feels a bit left-out. So he gets two pet snakes and speaks Parseltongue to them every time his children forget he doesn’t speak French at the dinner table.
And his husband happens to have the same reaction Harry got when he first heard Draco speak French… interesting.
They love their children. But the year James Sirius gets his Hogwarts letter, both Harry and Draco sigh in happiness at the thought of all of their children starting school.
All of these Gym Seb videos are making me feel (after I stop fainting and needing to fan myself at the attractive person doing strong things) super bad about myself by comparison, because here I am, a hideous fat blob sat at a desk for 8 hours a day only to go home and be too exhausted to do anything other than cook a lazy dinner and sit on a sofa until sleepy time, so I’m going to put this here for myself and anyone else who needs it:
Getting this fit is literally these people’s jobs.
When actors like Seb or Hemsworth or whoever are gearing up to go be a superhero for a few weeks or months or however long it takes to film this shit, they’re not squeezing in a visit to the gym after a day of systems analysis or teaching basic literacy skills to small children or bagging people’s groceries, they’re… working out for a living. They don’t have a full day’s worth of admin to plough through before rocking up to the gym and doing a day’s training like you might do. They don’t have exams they should be revising for. They’re literally getting up and going to the gym several days a week because it’s their job. It’s not your job. So it’s not a fair point of comparison to look at them and feel bad about yourself if you work a desk job, or if your thyroid is fucked, or you’ve got arthritis in your knees, and so you’re too tired or haven’t got enough time to put that much more work in on top of the amount you’re already able to do in order to look like the super people in the movies we enjoy.
We’re all doing our best, and we’re all beautiful.
I was having a pretty hard time going sleepies last night. I was triggered and felt uncomfortable and scared being home alone so daddy stayed with me on skype until I fell asleep. He made sure I was dressed for bed and all tucked in with my paci before he started telling me about the secret agent that the Little Secret Service sent to protect me.
He’s a tuxedo penguin, but I never see him because every time I look in his direction, he quickly slides away on his belly. Daddy said we aren’t allowed to know his real name because that’s classified information, but his code name is “little turkey butt” (that’s daddy’s nickname for me 😋). He stands at my door and if anyone tries to come in, he karate chops them in the booty. Whenever I’m scared, daddy also reminds me i has a magical daddy cloak covering me that protects me from all the monsters and keeps me safe and sound while i sleep.
Step 1: Have a Plan & Come Prepared - Know what you need to study and how you are going to study for it. Set a goal for yourself, a few good studying goals include:
Copying all important points from notes into a study guide / cram guide.
Re-reading one or several chapters of your textbook and taking notes as needed.
Creating a complete set of flash cards and going through the set a certain number of times.
If you have a project due, gather everything you need and don’t stop until it is done.
Make sure you have all of the study material and snackage that you need to keep you going all night long.
Drinks and snacks? Check.
Textbooks? Notes? Check, Check.
Index Cards, Highlighters, Sharpies, and Pens? Checkity Check!
Step 2: Take a Nap -
No, not in the middle of your all nighter. But if it looks like you may have to pull an all-nighter, it will be beneficial if you can get 1-2 hours of sleep sometime during the day before. You will want to make sure to wake up before 9 p.m., or risk your body trying to put you to sleep for the rest of the night!
When you get out of bed, it is sometimes helpful to pile other things on the bed to prevent you from laying down *just for a second* the rest of the night.
Step 3: Set An Alarm -
Not everyone can make it through every all nighter, and inevitably you will fall asleep during at least one of your midnight study attempts. There is no shame in this. However, there is shame in accidently sleeping through your final exam, or your big presentation. Set an alarm for about 30 minutes before you actually need to wake up. This gives you a little extra time to get your sleepy head going in the morning if you DO fall asleep, and allows you to get to a stopping point before you start your day if you have managed to make it through the night and are still going.
Step 4: Hydration, Hydration, Hydration! -
If you stay properly hydrated it will be MUCH easier to stay awake. Not to mention it will be much easier on your body the next day. Aim to drink two 8oz glasses of water (or one standard 16oz bottle) every hour or two. It will keep you awake and alert, and help your body deal with lack of sleep stress.
Step 5: Snack Smart -
Make sure your snacks aren’t pure sugar or all junk- Here are some excellent snacks for all nightersPizza - It has carbs in the crust and protein in the cheese, great for giving you energy all night long. Order a large when you’re starving and snack on it the rest of the night!Cheese & Crackers - Also has those carbs and protein. If you want more food, add cut up lunchmeats! Apples, Peaches, Bananas, and Pears - Fresh fruit is packed full of complex carbs and natural sugars! Dried fruit is tasty too.Sandwiches - Packed full of things to keep you awake and thinking, sandwiches are always a great choice for study sessions. Take a good 10 minute break and make yourself a sandwich.
Step 6: Lighting is Key! -
Keep your study room brightly lit to avoid any dim-lighting drowsiness. A good desk lamp or two can make a world of difference in your attention span!
If you find your eyelids getting heavy, stare at a dim spot in your room and slowly move your eyes toward the lights. This lighting motion will help simulate a sunrise and wake you up!
Step 7: Don’t Allow Distractions -
Turn OFF your phone (and no, that doesn’t mean vibrate or silent.) and unless about absolutely need it, turn off your Internet connection.
Music is fine in the background - some people study better to it - as long as it doesn’t distract you.
Step 8: No Procrastination, Just Get Started! -
One of the hardest things is kicking off your all nighter. Truth-be-told, you just have to jump in and begin. You have your plan, your snacks, and you know what you must do. In the words of Yoda. Do, or do not. There is no try.
So friends go ahead, study hell out of books, and just work hard..
Day Five//Future: Riley and Lucas have been together since the Ski Lodge, but midway through college they hit a bump in the road.
Riley’s never been much of a morning person. She loves sunrises and singing birds as much as the next person, but she likes a warm nest of blankets on a comfy mattress even more. One of the best parts of college has been the ability to arrange her schedule so outside of that one seminar class the first semester of her freshman year, she has never had to be in a class before ten AM. She likes to sleep in, thank-you-very-much.
Particularly after a night spent at the bachelorette party of a sorority sister who had graduated the year prior. As a designated driver Riley hadn’t been partying as hard as most of the other girls in attendance, but the festivities had gone well into the night and the sun had been starting to peek up over the campus by the time she was able to fall into her bed at the Delta Nu House. Her last thought before her mind had completely given into sleep was how glad she was that it was a Sunday and she would be able to sleep until her body told her it was time to get up.
So she’s less than pleased when there’s a very persistent knocking on her bedroom door, dragging her away from the roost that she’s burrowed in as she slept. Less so when the person continues knocking despite her mumbled, “Go away, it’s Riley’s sleepy time,” and even less so when the persistent knocker calls their own greeting through the door.