ava richards

A RobRae college student/TA AU! :D I finally got around to writing for this ship after wanting to for so long. I guess I get oddly inspired at 2:30AM. Anyways, Dick is based more on his comic version than cartoon version (because I prefer him that way), so yeah. Expect a bit of goofball cuteness. Enjoy!


“I’m going to fight this,” she seethed through gritted teeth, slamming the file of papers angrily against the desk. “There’s no way in hell he can give me this grade and get away with it!”

To say that she was fuming would be an understatement.

Raven was on the dangerous path to murder. Her hands were shaking from the fury of the emotion.

A comforting hand was then suddenly on her shoulder, steadying her, and bringing her back to a semblance of reality. Leave it to Kory to remind Raven that homocide, no matter how tempting, was never a viable option.

“I know that English is your favourite course, but Raven, arguing with the TA isn’t always the best idea,” Kory warned her softly, not unsympathetic to her plight.

Raven was shaking with rage. It was all she could do not to crumple up all her hard work into a ball, and toss it towards the wall. She’d never admit it, but tears burned the backs of her eyes, yet she refused to cry in front of anyone.

He was going to change the grade, and she was going to make him. She wouldn’t leave his office until he did. Kory rubbed her back affectionately, not knowing how else to soothe the distraught girl.

“This is going to ruin my overall grade! This paper is worth over forty-five percent of the final mark, and my GPA will be done for!” Raven snarled, her lips curled back as her jaw clenched.

“I understand,” Kory conceded, running gentle fingers through her best friend’s short, silken hair. “I will go with you, if you like, as moral support.”

Always the enduring best friend, there wasn’t anything the red-haired vixen wouldn’t do for Raven when she needed her most. Especially when it concerned their grades and performance in school. Both of them had a lot riding on scholarships, and to lose any of them would mean a likelihood of dropping out entirely.

So, together, they marched towards the TA’s office, as the room number had been written and highlighted in their course manual, and mentally prepared themselves for a brutal standoff.

With jitters and nerves, they both stood outside the daunting office door, and Raven carefully raised her fist to knock against the wood. She had steeled herself, told herself that she deserved better than this, and she’d even taken to fix her clothes so that she looked the proper part. She would be taken seriously this time around.

“Come in,” came a deep, male voice from the other side.

[The rest is under the cut!]

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“What it felt like to be so wanted, so adored! No one had ever felt like that about me. It was all so dramatic, too. Always in the wee small hours when it seemed to Bogie and me that the world was ours - that we were the world. At those times were were. ”Lauren Bacall on Humphrey Bogart

"She is like the tide, she comes, she goes, she runs to me… In my poor and tormented youth, I had always dreamed of this woman And now, when this dream occasionally returns, I extend an arm and she is here, by my side. If you have not met or known her, you have lost much in life”Richard Burton on Elizabeth Taylor

“Yes, I’ve been known to like ladies…and I do. But with her, it’s different. Everything about her is different than with any other gal. ”Clark Gable on Carole Lombard

”Our love was deep and true, even though the fact that we couldn’t live with each other any more than we couldn’t live without each other sometimes made it hard for outsiders to understand. All I know is that if Frank had lost me or I’d lost him during those months, our worlds would have been shattered. ”Ava Gardner on Frank Sinatra

”Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat. ”Joanne Woodward on Paul Newman

” realize that the memories I cherish most are not the first night successes, but of simple, everyday things: walking through our garden in the country after rain; sitting outside a cafe in Provence, drinking the vin de pays; staying at a little hotel in an English market town with Larry, in the early days after our marriage, when he was serving in the Fleet Air Arm, and I was touring Scotland, so that we had to make long treks to spend weekends together.” ”Vivien Leigh on Laurence Olivier

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Almost immediately she [Elizabeth Taylor] became a presence on the Mismaloya set and thereafter came every day without fail. What’s more, she came dressed for battle: ripely armored in sultry outfits, a series of tiny custom-made bikinis or bikini bottom with loose top and no bra (Victor: “You literally could see the complete upper structure”). She would stand just behind the camera during filming and then move in between takes, kneeling over Burton, whispering into his ear, fussing with his hair (often to his evident displeasure). Ava got the message, averted her eyes when the camera stopped. Besides, she liked Liz well enough. They had too much in common to become enemies now, the two femmes fatales, survivors of the MGM trenches made equally unfit for normal life.

Ava Gardner - Love Is Nothing by Lee Server.

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“Howard,” Ava answered, taking her time. “We are not getting engaged.”
“And give me one good reason why not,” he said.
“First, because I’m still married. And second, I don’t love you. And I will never love you.”
Hughes was used to being turned down, and was unfazed by the rejection. He did not, however, expect Ava’s blunt response when he pushed the issue and asked, “Why?”
“Because you smell, Howard. Your collar is dirty and you stink. Like a Goddamn canary died under your shirt and it felt so good you left it there." 

Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters  by Richard Hack

Old Hollywood Trivia

Katharine Hepburn : Was a natural red head.

- Her first name is often misspelled as Katherine, it is actually spelled Katharine with a second A. She was known for correcting those who spelled it wrong.

Lauren Bacall : Those close to her called her by her real first name, “Betty”.

- Used her mother’s maiden name of Bacal, but added an extra “L” when she entered the cinema.

Veronica Lake : Veronica usually weighed around 90 pounds.

- She earned her pilot’s license in 1946 and was able to fly solo between Los Angeles and New York.

Cary Grant : Ian Fleming modeled the James Bond character partially with Grant in mind.

- He never played a villain.

Greta Garbo : Once voted by The Guinness Book of World Records as the most beautiful woman who ever lived.

- Except at the very beginning of her career, she granted no interviews, signed no autographs, attended no premieres and answered no fan mail.

Ava Gardner : Her only beauty secret was soap and water at night and cold water in the morning.

- She was named after her grandmother, Ava, who died giving birth to her nineteenth child, Lavinia.

Joan Crawford : Each time Crawford married, she changed the name of her Brentwood estate and installed all new toilet seats.

- She used to wash her hands every ten minutes and follow guests around her house wiping everything they touched, especially doorknobs and pieces from her china set.

Richard Burton : He had smoked since he was eight, reaching five packs of cigarettes a day in middle age.

- Loved to do crossword puzzles.

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#NEWBORN Congratulations to the Whitney-Richards family who just welcomed a new little boy named Otto! Second child of Keith Richards, who is now grandfather for the fifth time, Angela is already the mother of a little Ava and and the stepmother of Adam, a son that her husband, Graham, had from a previous union. Otto Reed Richards was born around 6 or 7 February, and Keith, who currently is in rehearsal with the Rolling Stones in Paris for their coming tour Stones on Fire, and as a proud and happy father and grandfather, said “I couldn’t be happier for them.” The family is sacred to Richards, who now is the patriarch of a family that welcomes the arrival of the little Otto.

“He’s such an original,” Miss G exclaimed about Burton. ‘He is such a god-damned assertive, aggressive, certain-he-is-right male chauvinist Welshman. When he talks, the world listens, and the bugger never stops talking.’ Miss G’s voice was rising with excitement. 'When we were rehearsing, he draws me out in a way I’ve never experienced before. He makes the dialogue sound so natural that I answer instinctively, and then discover that it is the dialogue. What about that then?

Often Miss G was Richard’s friendly American target, but she could take care of herself. I think it had something to do with the love-hate conflict in their parts as Shannon and Maxine that they carried forward into their off-camera sessions.“

-Mearene Jordan, Living with Miss G

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#PEOPLEWHOROCK Keith, Angie and Ava.

Happy Birthday, Mister Richards! December 18, 1943 ― ∞.

 ↳ December 18, 1943, Keith Richards was born. He defines the rock'n'roll itself. Some people consider him as a true guitar hero, as a brilliant songwriter, others think he’s an old junkie, an old captain who was able to lead his barque throughout his life. And what a life. Fifty years and more dedicated to rock. For fifty years he has bestrode rock like taggle-haired Titan, oozing the sex, drugs, demonic danger and rebellion that forged the entire rock era.   Today he’s the behemoth who’s still rolling and who virtually knocks the globe off its axis with every of his riffs. But since he was a 18-year-old blues kid he has built his legend from the lowliest jazz club via tabloid outrage with the Stones, menace-to-society counter-culture rebellion, drug busts and the most fireband rock'n'roll music ever made. The ultimate Satisfaction, he represents the past, the present and the future of the greatest rock'n'roll band on the planet.

Thank you for all these years of Music and thank you for everything you’ve given to us, for all the joy you brought us and for all the happy moments that you allowad us to have around your music. You’ll rock forever.

#NEWBORN Congratulations to the Whitney-Richards family who just welcomed a new little boy named Otto! Second child of Keith Richards, who is now grandfather for the fifth time, Angela is already the mother of a little Ava and and the stepmother of Adam, a son that her husband, Graham, had from a previous union. Otto Reed Richards was born around 6 or 7 February, and Keith, who currently is in rehearsal with the Rolling Stones in Paris for their coming tour Stones on Fire, and as a proud and happy father and grandfather, said “I couldn’t be happier for them.” The family is sacred to Richards, who now is the patriarch of a family that welcomes the arrival of the little Otto.