being extraordinary

SWAN QUEEN FICRECS

FOREVER FAVORITE

1.     The Secret’s in the Telling by pyrophoric                
Summary:

“It’s the sixth of October. A pivotal moment in Storybrooke’s history and the turning point in Regina Mills’ life. And it all began with a spell, a Sheriff, and a thief.”
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WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!
(I know it is a slow start but give it a try and it’s all worth it.)

2.    The Worlds You Never See by writetherest
Summary:

   The lives I’ll never lead / Couldn’t make me sing / Could they? Could they? Could they?
   **
   As soon as she had stepped through the doorway, the door closed tightly. And only then, with Regina inside, did the lines, curves, and swirls shift and move, assembling themselves into words within the heart.
   The Road You Didn’t Take

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*cry emoji*

3.     The Art of Being Extraordinary by purplehershey
Summary:
AU. Henry, age 23, decides to give the crowd what they want, what they really want. A story. So he tells them the only one he knows: the greatest love story of all time, and it just so happens, that this love story is his mothers’. Henry’s on and off POV. WARNING: VERY ANGSTY MAY OR MAY NOT CONTAIN A CHARACTER DEATH
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 I cried.

4.     Shadow Haven by Delirious_Comfort                
Summary:

   Emma Swan is a PR agent who is sent on a holiday by her boss. Regina Mills is the owner of a private island named Shadow Haven. There is more to Regina than initially meets the eye. This story dips heavily into the BDSM subculture. Swan Queen romance / BDSM story.
   Emma was silent for a long time. Truth be told, she had no idea if she wanted to stay here. She desperately wanted the break, but didn’t want to spend her time with some stranger who had been hostile from the moment she had laid eyes on her. Hostility that had been replaced by semi-friendliness as soon as money had been added into the equation, and Emma wasn’t sure how she felt about that.
   “I don’t know,” Emma finally said.
   “Give it one week, Miss Swan. If you are not enjoying yourself here on Shadow Haven at the end of that time, we will look into the possibilities of returning you home,” Regina offered as she stood up from her spot on the couch and made her way over to Emma. She held out her hand to the younger woman when she reluctantly gave the gorgeous brunette a nod, “It is nice to meet you Miss Swan. My name is Regina Mills. Welcome to Shadow Haven, I do hope you will enjoy your time here.”

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Definitely NSFW, This story is not just hot but I also love the development of Emma and Regina’s relationship.

5.      Bait and Switch by JuiceCup
Summary:
Henry Mills is sick and tired of his mothers skating around the truth and not realizing that they are perfect for each other and that they belong together.  So he has a plan to bring them together and convinces his grandmother to help.Robin and Marian had never left. The story starts out with MILD Outlaw Queen but there is NO KISSING and NO SEX, so NO WORRIES!  THIS is a Swan Queen story with major Swan Queen feels already in the first chapter!
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DO NOT READ THIS WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO SLEEP! IT WILL KEEP YOU UP DUE TO MAJOR SWAN QUEEN FEELS!!!

6.      I’m Not A Writer I Just Drink A Lot About It by Exquisiteliltart            
Summary:

Regina decides to write her own happy ending and Emma helps.
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So much feels!!! Fluff and Swan-Mills Family *sighs and watch them live happily ever after*

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To those living with depression, anxiety, bpd, autism, anorexia, bulimia, physical disabilities, severe phobias, schizophrenia, trauma or any other mental/serious physical illnesses: thank you for being strong, extraordinary human beings. I know you hear this often (at least I certainly hope you do), but you are beautiful, resolute people, and you deserve so much more support & appreciation than you receive. Thank you for coming this far, and I’m rooting for you as you continue to fight.

Achilles is a mishmash of divinity and mortality; just erring enough to be extraordinary without being immortal; Helen likes the halo he carries, the posture: cocksure youth, the blade an extension of his body(here is a hunter, hunter, hunter).

Helen watches her divine cousin on the other side of the war, smiling with teeth from atop the walls of Troy. She remembers running with him under the Spartan sun, one long summer while men competed for her hand. He had been the only one who could keep up with Zeus’ blood in her veins.

Achilles had already hated Agamemnon, whispering conspiratorially with Helen behind columns: He’s not like us, his blood is just blood. Helen had, for the most part, tolerated her brother-in-law with the same flippancy she aimed at most men. They didn’t matter in the long run, she was a daughter of Zeus.

Helen knows men fear Achilles on the plains of Troy, they whisper his name reverently as if he was an envoy of Hades himself, Achilles can kill men on a battlefield but Helen? Helen can unite them; for or against, to kidnap or take her home. She commands wars with a smile and a tilt of her head.

And even Achilles — Achilles will fight, but he is but a general of Helen’s army, Patroclus by his side.

- retelling troy || Eliot C. for @lhzthepoet

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MYTHOLOGY EDITS | angels

an angel is a spiritual being superior to humans in power and intelligence. they are typically described as benevolent, and endowed with wisdom and knowledge of earthly events, but not infallible; for they strive with each other, and god has to make peace between them. angels are usually depicted as having the shape of human beings of extraordinary beauty; they are often identified using the symbols of bird wings, halos, and light. they possess high qualities of goodness, purity, selflessness, intelligence, and beauty.

Dear you,
I’ve been waiting for you to come along for so much time that sometimes I start to doubt you even exist. But something inside my heart, deep in my gut, tells me that you are some where, waiting and hoping as much as I am. So if you ever see this, I want you to know that I miss you, although I haven’t met you yet. And I cannot wait to share with you so many long conversations at 2 a.m. and so many french vanilla coffee cups. And that whoever you are, even if you love books as much as I do or not, or if your fingers play with the strings of a guitar at the thought of who I will be or with your hair as you look up at your bedroom ceiling, I will think that you are the most extraordinary human being I’ve ever met. I don’t know if you have soft brown hair, or black as night curls, or deep blue sky eyes or eatable lips, but I already feel that you are beautiful in every single humanly possible way. I hope you are a morning person, because mornings are my second favorite part of the day. And I hope you like listening to me talking, because I will tell you everything of what book I’m reading then. And I hope you like when the sky turns pink and grey, and the sound of cars passing by as we stare down the city, because I want to share with you all of me. And those small details, like singing in the shower and laughing at my stupid jokes, are me. And I hope I meet you soon, on a cafe or a library or on the street randomly. I hope you love me for everything I am, the flaws and the stars. Because, believe me, when I find you, I will love you. I will always, truly, completely love you. I already do.
—  Excerpt from a book I will never write #1076 // @souvenirseternos

James is one of the most marvelous actors whom I’ve worked with. One of the most intelligent I’ve ever met. He’s very very well trained, Shakespearean style. He is super professional and he wants to do everything to perfection and it shows in everything he does. He even does most of his stunts on Buffy. One time he even burned his hand, and he continued just the same. He’s simply and incredible actor and an extraordinary human being. I appreciate working with him every day. (Sarah Michelle Gellar)

(What’s Sarah like to work with?) A dream. She often has to be in situations where she’s cold or getting kicked, scratched, thrown down in bushes, she never never complains. She’s a complete trooper, she handles fame with grace. She just got me my chair back. Which has my name on the back. So I’m forever hers. (James Marsters)

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Reason #834294734 not to skip Nine… 

Here we have this supernatural being that constantly executes extraordinary acts praising one girl’s commitment to feed homeless kids of London during World War II.

The acknowledgment of ordinary people performing extraordinary deeds has always been a running theme throughout DW. 

And Eccleston’s delivery of that here is perfect.

anonymous asked:

Oh my!!! I FREAKEN LOVE YOUR ART!!!!!!! words cannot express my love and admiration I have towards you. I'm not lying, your art is BEAUTIFUL!!! AND YOU ARE SUCH AND AMAZING EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN BEING!!!! love you!!! 😘😻💋💕💘

//SMOOCHES YOU VERY HARD

Thank you so much for your kind words ..!! ⁄(⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)⁄ 

I’m just a tiny potato tho

Just some character thoughts on Aqours

i was thinking of how i imagine their personalities and i wanted to write it down except im sick so my thought process is a bit weirder and these came out more like impressions? concepts? something?? idk just take it

  • You is smooth confidence. Energy. Bright summer days. Eagerness and creativity. A beacon, whether you know her or not. But shy awkwardness and doubt when faced with those she genuinely likes.
  • Chika’s genuine compliments. Determination. Warmth and friendship but also sharp playful quips. It’s a strange radiance: that certain space between ordinary and extraordinary, yet being both at the same time. But there’s also weight. Duty. Self imposed responsibility and the struggle to balance independence and reliance.
  • Riko’s a soothing gentleness. Calm support. It isn’t motherly but something near it. Rationality and steadiness but there’s rashness brought by panic. Overthinking too. She’s a lot harder on herself.
  • Yoshiko’s impulsiveness but also a startling amount of awareness. Cynicism warring with idealistic wishes. Rough shifting edges tempered with kindness.
  • Hanamaru’s simple pleasures. The kind of silence of early mornings, when the world is only waking. Learned patience. Learning confidence. A slow meandering kind of thoughtfulness. But there’s also mischief hidden behind serene smiles. Self doubt in isolation. Stagnation without the courage from a helping hand.
  • Ruby is uncertainty and bravery. Wavering a step back but breathing in deep and pushing forward. Blooming with encouragement. It’s a cycle of slowly moving forward. Joy at the small things. She’ll get there in the end, just give it time.
  • Dia’s intensity. Passion and extremes. All or nothing. A fire: Dangerous but. Fire means for warmth and growth too.
  • Kanan has a need for silence and movement for clarity. Flowing but staying, moving but always returning. Helpful encouragement. Standing tall but also held back. There’s lingering guilt. Selfishness warring with selflessness. Striving to not make the same mistakes which causes her to give too much.
  • Mari’s bright cheer yet calculating gazes. Joking grins for protection; armor against the expectations of the world. Grandiose movements. Her caring is softer. Reliable. Has a certain kind of madness (genius) that lets her see the world in a different light. Unorthodox logic. But it also causes her to completely miss others.

One Artist’s Quest to Honor Her Transgender Uncle

“Growing up, I didn’t think about my family being extraordinary,” says the British artist and photographer Sara Davidmann. “But if I was to take myself out of the picture and to look at my family from the outside, it’s quite fascinating.”

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anonymous asked:

re the romantic relationship completeness thing, i mean that's just john's pov and obviously he's heavily influenced by his grief. but sherlock immediately dismisses the concept--"that doesn't even mean anything"--and moffat & gatiss have both expressed the view that sherlock & john's mutually redemptive friendship helps complete them as human beings--iirc something to the effect that in the combination of sherlock's amazing brain & john's great heart they form an extraordinary human being

Yeah, you’re right that the speech is from John’s POV and reflects his really disastrous head space at the moment. 

That said…I just hate that kind of thing, lol. People of the world, pay no attention to John Watson’s speech! You’re a complete human being! I promise!

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He was overcome by one single emotion he had never felt before, one that was stronger than any kind of physical pain. He remembered. He remembered everything about this man. 

The man suddenly decided to deliver a kick at Mikado’s head - at the same time, Mikado muttered something silently to himself. It was a thought he would never dream of thinking in his everyday life.

Ah, I remember now. It was that… That boring bastard. 

It was the first time any definite “change” took place in Ryuugamine Mikado’s heart. But since it was only taking place in his heart, no one had been able to notice. 

Mikado was not able to pursue the thought any further. His head was kicked forcefully, and his consciousness left him.

Durarara!!  vol  6  ch  5

Happy 99th birthday John Fitzgerald Kennedy! Over half a century without you, half a century wondering what could have been. It is only every once in a while that the world is introduced to such an extraordinary being as you, has not quite been the same since you left.