I NEED ONE DIRECTION TO BE BACK TOGETHER!
DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT WAS WAKE UP AT 7 AM ON A HOT SUMMER DAY WITH THE AC ON TO WATCH ELLEN ON ONE CHANNEL TO CATCH NIALL, WATCH LATE LATE SHOW ON ANOTHER CHANNEL TO CATCH HARRY, AND LISTEN TO THE RADIO TO WAIT FOR LIAM’S GUESTING?!
I should be asleep, I have to work early because of New Years Eve but instead I spent a lot of time on this (I have to go to work in 4 hours yikes!)… Please excuse the errors as always! I’ll see if I can get around fixing stuff later on. This was funnier in my head.
More Baby!Keith and Dad!Thace adventures (plus Mothman plushie), this time Thace faces the reality that “Papa” wasn’t the first word. It’s fun drawing them!
So I saw the twitter post that the “trailer” we all saw wasn’t exactly the trailer for Season 2 of Voltron and some peeps posted on tumblr about the Voltron crew pulling our leg, freaking out too (It’s fun reading the reaction posts). I’m so calling it right now that if its released, it’d be on January 1st.
So, um, I still apologize for accidentally sending you a spiral into multiple tens of thousands of words in an AU, but any chance of a snippet from that? Because I am curious about where it's going.
No apologies necessary, friend, I’m having a ton of fun writing this beast actually.
For everyone else who may be confused, something like two months ago (lol I take forever to write anything), @becauseforoncethisisme innocently sent me an ask about what would happen if Padme had a younger sister who was Force sensitive, and would Anakin go looking for her in the Jedi Order?
I started answering that ask on tumblr, until I realized it was getting way too long to post as an ask, so I transferred it to Word, and then I realized it was turning into an actual fic and…now it’s 70 pages long and counting.
Perhaps inevitably, it’s ended up incorporating a lot of elements from other AUs I’ve talked about but haven’t actually written. There’s quite a lot of crossover with the Pen Pals AU especially (though I’m trying to keep things different in significant ways, because @queerladymacbeth is writing an awesome version of that AU here), and some influence from the Librarian Anakin AU, too.
Basically, you can think of this as Pen Pals with the addition of Aloo Darie, Jedi youngling from Naboo. Which leads to some key character differences, particularly for Padme, who in this universe saw her sister taken away by the Jedi, and who is therefore much more dubious about the Jedi from the beginning. And in other key differences, it turns out that an Anakin who grows up with strong (if secret) support from his mom, Kitster, Padme, and his culture and traditions…is actually a pretty chill person. And really fun to write.
So, enough rambling. Here’s a snippet that’s one of my favorite bits so far, set about a year before AOTC.
For someone who likes to talk about his family on Tatooine,
Anakin knows a surprising amount about Naboo.
Maybe that’s not really surprising, though. He fought in the
space battle there, when Master Kenobi killed the Sith Lord, and Aloo knows that
the Supreme Chancellor, who is also from Naboo, likes to keep up with Anakin’s
Aloo was born on Naboo. She knows that much from her
records, and because, when she was ten, they were assigned a research unit on
their birth cultures. It was very interesting. Aloo remembers being fascinated
by some of the Naboo ideas about flowers.
And she guesses that the beautiful garden and its stone
house, the ones she still sees in her dreams, must be on Naboo, too. Anakin
says there are all kinds of gardens and green and wild places on Naboo, because
there’s so much water. He says that like the idea of that much water is the
most amazing thing in the universe.
He likes to talk about Naboo’s queen, too, and the things he
says are so glowing that Aloo’s half convinced she can’t be real, that he’s
making everything up. She sounds more like one of the clever girls in his
desert stories than a real politician. But Aloo doesn’t mind. She likes all of
his stories, but she especially likes the ones about Queen Amidala, because
they feel like stories meant just for her.
Patil & Patil sweep wizarding law awards for second year running
PATIL & PATIL LLP
Formed in the postwar legal vacuum, Patil & Patil has provided exceptional legal advice and representation to discerning witches and wizards since 2002. Trained in both wizarding and muggle legal systems, partners Parvati and Padma Patil founded the law firm in order to represent those whose rights had fallen through the cracks during the Second Wizarding War.
Though young, both attorneys at law have been lauded in the international wizarding community for their work. The calibre of the firm’s civil rights work is acknowledged at the highest levels of wizarding government and industry. Their rising star has not stopped the Patil sisters from taking on a large number of low profile pro bono cases.
The firm was recently ranked in this year’s Great Wizengamot Cooperation Chambers’ Top 10, as well as in the Global Wizarding Arbitration Review’s Top 50. Both Padma and Parvati won individual prizes at last year’s Magical Dispute Resolution Awards for their work on persecuted elfkind immigrants in the British Isles.
On a lighter note, both sisters have spawned a cult following among magical fashionistas, often wearing salwar kameez robes during public appearances.
Following last week’s firing of infamous reporter Rita Skeeter, the Daily Prophet continues to demonstrate its commitment to change by revamping its ancient premises.
The crumbling brick and marble building at 20 Diagon Alley has been demolished and rebuilt. The result: a sleek, glassy affair, its entrance emblazoned with the Prophet’s redesigned logo.
All members of staff have been issued staff passes and colour-coded business cards, which they must carry on their person at all times.
This is in keeping with the newspaper’s newfound commitment to journalistic integrity. For the first time in three centuries, a company motto has been adopted: Renewed, Ready, Responsible.
In another canny PR move, head honcho Jeremiah Cuffe has manoeuvred retired Holyhead Harpies player Ginny Potter into place as the unofficial face of the new establishment. It is rumoured that she only agreed to this on condition of Rita Skeeter’s immediate termination.