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The Midheaven - A Staircase to the Highest Star

When you want something,  think about it, envision how it would feel to have what you want,  then release that desire to the universe,   this will set your intention and bring your desire to you.“    - Jasmeine Moonsong                

The Midheaven or tenth house cusp is the highest point in the sky and in the natal chart. A trusty astrologer I once confided in referred to the Midheaven sign as ‘where you want to be’. The Midheaven refers to one’s desires career wise, the approach to one’s profession, dreams, and the public image. In many ways it is like a hologram of the face we want to become, and can become, like a swirling energy we emit to the world. Because the tenth house is an angular house, it pertains to a major focus of the chart. The MC is like a blueprint of the future we dream of, and have the capability of achieving if only we reign in on our Capricorn (ruler of the tenth house) spirit. We are elevated through the Midheaven and develop our single consciousness whilst retaining our understanding of the oneness we all share. It’s the kind of impact we want to have on the world, but through an authentic self expression. .

Midheaven in Aries: I want to be where the action, light, and noise is
The image here is bright, sparkling, and stimulating. The individual may appear more reckless and perilous than he truly is. He dreams of pioneering into new territory and rarely tolerates professions that are repetitive or mundane. He dreams of one day becoming more adventurous, self assured, and confident. The public loves him for his childlike spirit and enthusiasm.
The associated careers could be childcare, engineering, sports, politics. He is at his most radiant when in the midst of their work or passions. He may streak through many new jobs and professional pathways.

Midheaven in Taurus: I want to be encased in luxury
A gentle, moving, and secure public image. The individual has a soothing and earthy effect on others and feels one with nature when working his dream career. The Midheaven in Taurus could relate to creative industries, beauty therapy, finance, accounting, agriculture, wildlife, landscaping, midwifery,  and retail. He will likely be drawn to careers that promise him security financially and job wise. Also those that pay a worthy income - he wants to be at comfort and ease. The public are receptive of his peaceful nature. He may also be very private

Midheaven in Gemini: I want to get lost in conversation
There will be a spiraling ,erratic energy seeming to radiate from the Gemini Midheaven person. He will likely have good public speaking skills and excel at broadcasting to a large audience. He seems to know what people are thinking. Many careers and educational courses will fascinate him, especially teaching, journalism, writing, media, blogging, although he really is a jack of all trades. He will have trouble pinning down his true hopes and dreams. A profession that provides him the opportunity for communication is imperative, and he may remain a permanent student. He is an inquisitive, and clever spirit at work, and he knows how to mold himself into any archetype the role requires. He will enjoy jobs that provide him the chance to learn.

Midheaven in Cancer: I want to be someone’s protector
There is a warm, comforting soul music that seems to shine from the Cancer Midheaven. A great need to protect, guard, and look after others associates with this placement, and being a parent could be the dream. The careers that could resonate here include childcare, midwifery, nursing, teaching, cooking, business, finance, psychology, real estate, and photography. The public feel very warmed and cradled by the individual, and he may find people naturally open up to him and share their deepest fears and worries. He has a psychic gauge on what the public wants and needs on very emotional and subconscious levels. The individual may try to comfort others through humor. There is a great need to provide for others.

Midheaven in Leo: I want to be on top of the world
The Leo Midheaven person seems to have a radiant, revitalizing, and seductive mist to others. Whether he likes it or not, he may find himself in the spotlight or in the middle of situations just for being himself. Careers that can be associated here include politics, justice, childcare and child protection, creative industries, theatre, management, music, writing, teaching, aged care, disability care, social work, and nursing. He will likely be very cheerful in his job and know how to make people happy. Something urges him to preserve his youthful appearance in some way. He has a lot of ambition when it comes to the imprint he leaves on the world.

Midheaven in Virgo: I want to serve others
Something about the Virgo Midheaven person is his ability to make others feel they can depend on him. There seems to be a very soothing connection with others, like a comforting and wise motherly understanding. This placement suggests the individual will be involved in a subordinate position and one of service. Careers that could resonate here include technology and IT support, nursing, pharmacy, technical skills, machinery, communications, teaching, nature work, accounting, and physiotherapy. There will be a great need to provide for others and show he is worthy of his role. He will appreciate job stability and a chaos free work environment.

Midheaven in Libra: I want to create a world of tranquility
There seems to be a very peaceful and serene mist diffusing from the Libra Midheaven person. People feel instantly at ease and in the company of an old friend upon meeting him. The individual has a very receptive gauge on social undercurrents and a disarming, welcoming, and gentle expression to others. People that have never met him may feel that they already know him. Careers that could associate here include law, psychology, criminal psychology, police work, politics, design, social work, relationship counselling and divorce law, mediation. He will require a high level of tranquility at work and need to restore chaos to calm when conflict ensues. His more temperamental, justice seeking, and debating side may emerge when in the workplace. He needs a good work/life balance.

Midheaven in Scorpio: I want to be engulfed in mystery
 
You can forgive people for feeling a little intimidated, a little seduced, and a little perplexed when contemplating a Scorpio Midheaven. He has a psychic awareness on how to soothe the public and likes to keep very private in his affairs. The individual leaves a very thick, resonant energy on his surroundings and seems to remain long after his body vanishes. Careers that could relate to this placement include pharmacy, medicine, psychology, science, nursing, research, law and justice, criminology, biology and marine biology, midwifery, radiography, and politics. He may appear more self assured and guarded than he really is. He just moves people - and doesn’t know how or why. In many ways, he is unforgettable.

Midheaven in Sagittarius: I want to run through unknown lands
Something like a big bubble of delight pops from the Sagittarius Midheaven person. The individual seems to have an authentic, congenial, and carefree image that is natural and genuine. He easily relates to others and enjoys the opportunities he has to learn. Careers that could be associated here include psychology, medicine, animals and wildlife, flying, teaching, academics, research, sports, motoring, pharmacy, philosophy, writing, air and land travel, and jobs overseas. He may feel he can truly achieve his dream when he relocates and enjoy jobs that are on the move and offer constant change. He likes to become a master of his field. The individual wants to know what the public are thinking. People are very warmed by his humorous, honest, and happy distant spirit. Success is a succession of successes.

Midheaven in Capricorn: I want the day I am successful
You feel like you instantly want to impress the Capricorn Midheaven person. Something about them spells a very proud, ambitious, mature, and wise language. There is a mystery about them and the secrets to success that radiate from their fingertips. The individual has very pronounced dreams and desires. Careers that can associate here include teaching, medicine, law and justice, politics, architecture, town planning, business, police work, management, wildlife preservation. He will likely have a great need to provide for others and a very paternal impact over others. He wants to protect and ensure and knows how to consolidate his talents. Many people have the urgency to naturally rely on him because he makes them feel that everything will be okay. He is the CEO of the cosmos.

Midheaven in Aquarius: I want to be in the future
Nothing zaps and lights up others like Aquarius Midheaven person. From afar he is jolting, energetic, intelligent, mentally lively, and quirky. Others may view him as more radical, detached, and outlandish than he really is. He will likely desire jobs that provide him a certain amount of stability with a large variety of opportunities and objectives. Careers we could associate with Aquarius Midheaven include science, music, exploration, conservation, animal work, politics, technology, blogging, psychiatry, gaming, social work, and anything that involves the mind. He has a tremendous humanitarian streak and you seem to feel a very maternal and compassionate embrace stirring out of them. There is a need to be protective, make others feel safe, and guide them wisely. He has an acute aptitude for gauging the thoughts of the public, like radio telepathy.

Midheaven in Pisces: I want to go back to heaven
There is an enigmatic, mystic, and puzzling aura filtering from the Pisces Midheaven person. The individual seems timeless, untouchable, and as if he has walked straight from another world. The career path here undergoes many confusing changes and may be hard to pin down. It likely represents an ideal and involves the opportunity to help others. Professions that could resonate here include spiritual work, drug and alcohol nursing and counselling, rehabilitation work, prison work, creative industries, art, theatre, music, writing, and opportunities surrounding the ocean. The public may perceive him to be quite profound, enchanting, and somewhat of a guru. His hands and spirit are encased with healing honey.

original artwork by: Greenfeed

My very good friend @caffeinechick drew one of my D&D characters, Tobias! He’s a farmboy hedgewizard that played around with spells he shouldn’t have, so now he’s on the run with nothing but chatty ghosts and his raven familiar for company. 

The Midheaven - A Staircase to the Highest Star

The Midheaven or tenth house cusp is the highest point in the sky and in the natal chart. A trusty astrologer I once confided in referred to the Midheaven sign as ‘where you want to be’. The Midheaven refers to one’s desires career wise, the approach to one’s profession, dreams, and the public image. In many ways it is like a hologram of the face we want to become, and can become, like a swirling energy we emit to the world. Because the tenth house is an angular house, it pertains to a major focus of the chart. The MC is like a blueprint of the future we dream of, and have the capability of achieving if only we reign in on our Capricorn (ruler of the tenth house) spirit. We are elevated through the Midheaven and develop our single consciousness whilst retaining our understanding of the oneness we all share. It’s the kind of impact we want to have on the world, but through an authentic self expression. .

Midheaven in Aries: The image here is bright, sparkling, and stimulating. The individual may appear more reckless and perilous than he truly is. He dreams of pioneering into new territory and rarely tolerates professions that are repetitive or mundane. He dreams of one day becoming more adventurous, self assured, and confident. The public loves him for his childlike spirit and enthusiasm.
The associated careers could be childcare, engineering, sports, politics. He is at his most radiant when in the midst of their work or passions. He may streak through many new jobs and professional pathways.

Midheaven in Taurus: A gentle, moving, and secure public image. The individual has a soothing and earthy effect on others and feels one with nature when working his dream career. The Midheaven in Taurus could relate to creative industries, beauty therapy, finance, accounting, agriculture, wildlife, landscaping, midwifery,  and retail. He will likely be drawn to careers that promise him security financially and job wise. Also those that pay a worthy income - he wants to be at comfort and ease. The public are receptive of his peaceful nature. He may also be very private

Midheaven in Gemini: There will be a spiraling ,erratic energy seeming to radiate from the Gemini Midheaven person. He will likely have good public speaking skills and excel at broadcasting to a large audience. He seems to know what people are thinking. Many careers and educational courses will fascinate him, especially teaching, journalism, writing, media, blogging, although he really is a jack of all trades. He will have trouble pinning down his true hopes and dreams. A profession that provides him the opportunity for communication is imperative, and he may remain a permanent student. He is an inquisitive, and clever spirit at work, and he knows how to mold himself into any archetype the role requires. He will enjoy jobs that provide him the chance to learn.

Midheaven in Cancer: There is a warm, comforting soul music that seems to shine from the Cancer Midheaven. A great need to protect, guard, and look after others associates with this placement, and being a parent could be the dream. The careers that could resonate here include childcare, midwifery, nursing, teaching, cooking, business, finance, psychology, real estate, and photography. The public feel very warmed and cradled by the individual, and he may find people naturally open up to him and share their deepest fears and worries. He has a psychic gauge on what the public wants and needs on very emotional and subconscious levels. The individual may try to comfort others through humor. There is a great need to provide for others.

Midheaven in Leo: The Leo Midheaven person seems to have a radiant, revitalizing, and seductive mist to others. Whether he likes it or not, he may find himself in the spotlight or in the middle of situations just for being himself. Careers that can be associated here include politics, justice, childcare and child protection, creative industries, theatre, management, music, writing, teaching, aged care, disability care, social work, and nursing. He will likely be very cheerful in his job and know how to make people happy. Something urges him to preserve his youthful appearance in some way. He has a lot of ambition when it comes to the imprint he leaves on the world.

Midheaven in Virgo: Something about the Virgo Midheaven person is his ability to make others feel they can depend on him. There seems to be a very soothing connection with others, like a comforting and wise motherly understanding. This placement suggests the individual will be involved in a subordinate position and one of service. Careers that could resonate here include technology and IT support, nursing, pharmacy, technical skills, machinery, communications, teaching, nature work, accounting, and physiotherapy. There will be a great need to provide for others and show he is worthy of his role. He will appreciate job stability and a chaos free work environment.

Midheaven in Libra: There seems to be a very peaceful and serene mist diffusing from the Libra Midheaven person. People feel instantly at ease and in the company of an old friend upon meeting him. The individual has a very receptive gauge on social undercurrents and a disarming, welcoming, and gentle expression to others. People that have never met him may feel that they already know him. Careers that could associate here include law, psychology, criminal psychology, police work, politics, design, social work, relationship counselling and divorce law, mediation. He will require a high level of tranquility at work and need to restore chaos to calm when conflict ensues. His more temperamental, justice seeking, and debating side may emerge when in the workplace. He needs a good work/life balance.

Midheaven in Scorpio: You can forgive people for feeling a little intimidated, a little seduced, and a little perplexed when contemplating a Scorpio Midheaven. He has a psychic awareness on how to soothe the public and likes to keep very private in his affairs. The individual leaves a very thick, resonant energy on his surroundings and seems to remain long after his body vanishes. Careers that could relate to this placement include pharmacy, medicine, psychology, science, nursing, research, law and justice, criminology, biology and marine biology, midwifery, radiography, and politics. He may appear more self assured and guarded than he really is. He just moves people - and doesn’t know how or why. In many ways, he is unforgettable.

Midheaven in Sagittarius: Something like a big bubble of delight pops from the Sagittarius Midheaven person. The individual seems to have an authentic, congenial, and carefree image that is natural and genuine. He easily relates to others and enjoys the opportunities he has to learn. Careers that could be associated here include psychology, medicine, animals and wildlife, flying, teaching, academics, research, sports, motoring, pharmacy, philosophy, writing, air and land travel, and jobs overseas. He may feel he can truly achieve his dream when he relocates and enjoy jobs that are on the move and offer constant change. He likes to become a master of his field. The individual wants to know what the public are thinking. People are very warmed by his humorous, honest, and happy distant spirit. Success is a succession of successes.

Midheaven in Capricorn: You feel like you instantly want to impress the Capricorn Midheaven person. Something about them spells a very proud, ambitious, mature, and wise language. There is a mystery about them and the secrets to success that radiate from their fingertips. The individual has very pronounced dreams and desires. Careers that can associate here include teaching, medicine, law and justice, politics, architecture, town planning, business, police work, management, wildlife preservation. He will likely have a great need to provide for others and a very paternal impact over others. He wants to protect and ensure and knows how to consolidate his talents. Many people have the urgency to naturally rely on him because he makes them feel that everything will be okay. He is the CEO of the cosmos.

Midheaven in Aquarius: Nothing zaps and lights up others like Aquarius Midheaven person. From afar he is jolting, energetic, intelligent, mentally lively, and quirky. Others may view him as more radical, detached, and outlandish than he really is. He will likely desire jobs that provide him a certain amount of stability with a large variety of opportunities and objectives. Careers we could associate with Aquarius Midheaven include science, music, exploration, conservation, animal work, politics, technology, blogging, psychiatry, gaming, social work, and anything that involves the mind. He has a tremendous humanitarian streak and you seem to feel a very maternal and compassionate embrace stirring out of them. There is a need to be protective, make others feel safe, and guide them wisely. He has an acute aptitude for gauging the thoughts of the public, like radio telepathy. 

Midheaven in Pisces: There is an enigmatic, mystic, and puzzling aura filtering from the Pisces Midheaven person. The individual seems timeless, untouchable, and as if he has walked straight from another world. The career path here undergoes many confusing changes and may be hard to pin down. It likely represents an ideal and involves the opportunity to help others. Professions that could resonate here include spiritual work, drug and alcohol nursing and counselling, rehabilitation work, prison work, creative industries, art, theatre, music, writing, and opportunities surrounding the ocean. The public may perceive him to be quite profound, enchanting, and somewhat of a guru. His hands and spirit are encased with healing honey.

-Cherry

Home

A/N: Based off the song Home by 1D off their Perfect EP. This takes place just after the boys went on hiatus.

“Can you write one about Niall and Y/N” from @directioner-05.

Word count: 1750

Originally posted by sensuous

My body turns over to the right for the fiftieth time, trying to find the most comfortable position to fall asleep in, but it’ll only result in more tossing and turning. I can’t sleep, again. Rolling on my back defeated, I look up at the dark ceiling, listening to the pattering rain against the rooftop of the apartment complex. It’s been nine long months without his comforting embrace holding me tight as we slept together that is until he left later that night. Nine long months without his intoxicating touch or his hypnotizing kiss. I miss him. I roll over onto his side of the bed and snuggle with his pillow that he managed to leave here by accident. It’s been so long that his scent is barely there anymore. Sure, he has called me occasionally, but his voice isn’t enough. I want him here, physically.

Sometimes I wonder if he felt like this, too, after so long. But then I think that he can have any girl he wanted for the night to get that satisfaction. I could do that, too, since that’s what friends with benefits are. Just a casual relationship. But I don’t. I only want him. Technically, I’m not supposed to be missing him this bad or wanting him to just sleep with me with no sex at all. That’s against the rules.

I groan into his pillow then my phone starts going off. “I was stumbling looking in the dark with an empty heart, but you say you feel the same. Could we ever be enough? Maybe we could be enough.” I pick it up off the end table and read the name. Him. My heart flutters when I answer. “Hello?”

His voice is husky and profound like he just woke up. “Hi love, I didn’t think you’d be awake.”

I giggle. “Then why did you call doofus?”

He chuckles a little bit. “Thought I’d give a try and apparently it worked.”

“Point taken,” I glance at the bedside clock that reads four in the morning in red. Who knows what time he’s looking at right now. “So why did you call then?”

“I, um,” I can sense him looking down at the ground like he does whenever he grows nervous. “Just miss ya is all.” A faint smile spreads across my face.

“I miss you, too, Niall.”

He exhales a tired sigh after a few seconds of comfortable silence. “M'so tired, love. Could I come over tonight?”

“Sure, if you weren’t halfway across the world.”

“Who said I was? And by the way, you need to fix that chip of paint on your door. Still, bugs me.” My eyes widen as I shoot up from the sheets. I can sense him smiling through the phone, then the line goes dead.

The line goes dead then my eyes flick up to the door when I hear a knock on it. I shoot up from my bed and rush over to the door, my sports jersey brushing against the tops of my thighs. I peek out the glass hole to see nothing except inky blackness. Quickly, I unlock it as fast as I can and open it up, revealing Niall, smiling from ear to ear.

His blonde hair is tousled and a little damp from the rain. He wears a white shirt with a black leather jacket over the top, and a pair gray sweats matched with the same colored tennis shoes. My eyes start to water from pure happiness. It’s like he’s not real, but yet he’s standing right in front of me. I just can’t believe it. Not being able to find the words to say anything, I just laugh and wipe away the falling tears, then walk into those outstretched arms. I hug his core tightly as he buries his nose into my messy hair. “Long time no see.” I chuckle. His soothing hands gently rub the small of back to calm me down as I sob into his shirt. “Sh, it’s alright love. I’m here now.” That makes me squeeze his core tighter.

“Sorry, it’s just been forever, and I’m just happy you’re back.” I sniffle, and he smiles into my hair.

It’s quiet for the longest time it seems like as we just stand there in each other’s arms when, in reality, it’s only been a few minutes. We pull away from each other, but he catches my cheeks in both of his large hands. He lowers his head, inching in so that our noses brush before he finally reconnects those soft lips to mine for the first time in nine months. Only it doesn’t feel the same like it did all that time ago. It seems more.. caring, more loving, not hungry and eager. And when he deepened the kiss, that’s when I feel it the most. My heart pounds in my chest. I move my hands to drape around his neck while his set back around my waist, tugging me closer.

As things start heating up, gentle Niall starts to disappear, his kisses are rougher, the mesmerizing touch is back. He breaks away for air and stares at me for a few seconds with dark blue eyes. He grabs my hand and tugs me inside, shutting the door quickly behind us. Pinning me up against it, he intertwines his long fingers with mine beside my head as he places long slow kisses on my bruising lips.

He then drifts down to my neck and does the same, but leaves a few marks on the way down to my collar bones. When he hits my tender spot on the way back up, just below my jaw, I moan out his name, making him squeeze my hands then pull away from me again, the both of us breathing heavily. “Is something wrong?”

He shakes his head. “N-no, it’s just… can I sleep with you?” He asks.

My brows come together in confusion. He’s never asked that before, usually it just happens. “Of course you can. You don’t have to-” He cuts me off, shaking his head.

“No, I mean, I wanna sleep with you without having sex with you.” He states. “I-I just want to cuddle with you until we fall asleep in each other’s arms and when I wake up, I still want you to be there. I don’t want to look at an empty side of the bed in the morning.”

“Niall, that’s against the rules.”

He scoffs. “Frankly, I couldn’t give two shits about those rules. I just wanna be with you, love.”

That makes me smile big with delight. “Okay, fine.” He grins, too, then plants another soft kiss before releasing my hands. I walk over to my bed, glancing at the clock again. Almost five am. Niall’s shoes hit the floor with a thud by the front door when I climb under the covers, snuggling into their softness. I can’t help but smile again when I hear him walk over. Before climbing in, he slides off his white t-shirt and places it beside the bed on the floor.

He crawls in and lays on his stomach with his head on my chest. He always liked being held by somebody, whether it’s by me, his family, or even the other boys. Niall loves hugs. My fingers start running through the hairs on the nape of his neck gently. “So how was the tour?  Did you have fun?”

“Always do, but this one will be memorable for sure. I got a little choked up when we played Sheffield.” This was their last tour before their big break they are taking sometime next year. With non-stop touring for five years, they decided it was time for a well-deserved break.

“I can imagine, but hey you guys deserve it for all you do. Besides, you aren’t leaving permanently.”

He yawns. “Yeah, I guess you’re right.” He rests his chin on the top of my stomach and looks up at me with tired eyes. The moonlight, however, makes them sparkle like diamonds. My finger gently caresses his sculpted cheek then he places a peck on my clothed stomach. Five minutes go by without any of us saying a single word, but who needed to when everything we said was right though our eyes. He finally sighs, breaking the silence. “You’re so beautiful.” My cheeks turn pink, and my raging heartbeat only grows. “It makes me want to kiss you again.”

“What are you waiting for then?” I whisper.

He sits up like he was waiting for my cue, then reconnects our lips. He’s so soft and sweet it’s like there’s an angel right in front of me. My eyes flutter closed as we are swept away by the moment. His hands are in my hair, mine in his. He sits up and pulls me onto his lap, my legs curled around his torso. My fingers grip the edge of my jersey and start to lift it up, but he stops me with a gentle, “Wait..” Our lips just slightly brushing, the feeling still lingering.

“Why did you stop us this time?” My voice is quiet.

“What do the rules say about falling in love?” He mumbles, not taking his eyes off me. “Cause’ I feel like I’ve broken another one.”

With a thumb tracing across his bottom lip, a wide grin spreads across my face, and the words I thought I would never be able to say tumble out in a whisper. “I love you, Niall.”

He smiles and laughs with joy. He entangles me in his strong arms, placing quick kisses all over my giggling face. The tempo starts as playful then changes to passionate when he lies me down on my back. He finally takes off that jersey and drops it next to the bed. When our bodies melt together again, it feels like I’m giving myself to him for the first time, only it’s out of love and not lust. He’s so caring with every touch and kiss as if I’m a porcelain doll that might break. I never wanted this moment to end, just him and I at our most vulnerable, finally together as one.

Climbing back under the sheets, he gathers me in his arms, face buried in the side of my neck. His breathing becomes slow, all this exhaustion catching up to him and myself when my eyes fall shut. Everything feels right in the world; I’m glad Niall is by my side and that when I wake up in the morning, he’ll be right there, holding me close like I had hoped for awhile now.

And finally, I get to be in love without all the restrictions.

Happy National Donut Day!

As we may remember in the episode “Big Rock Candy Flim-Flam" a young lad want to see if he could grow a sugar tree, so he plants a sugar cube. Instead, the cube was transformed into a giant sugar crystal inside the 7D’s magical mine where he planted it from above. So he proceeded to grow a donut tree!

It worked, but the lad gotten himself stuck up there!

What’s your favorite donut?

Oh, and try the trout donut…if you dare!

Delightful Things in Howl’s Moving Castle (the book)

HMC was my favourite book of all time as a kid, and it remains one of my top ten because it is just so delightful. A random sampling of things that just make me smile about this book:

- Howl only offered Calcifer a contract (and gave up his heart) because he felt sorry for him. Sweetest thing in the book for me

- Sophie kept the curse on herself even after Howl & Calcifer got it off, basically out of sheer stubbornness

- Howl’s solution to the Waste was to make a big beautiful garden

- Fanny doing her very best to look after and provide for three headstrong girls and be a good stepmother, and in the end getting a big mansion and nice rich husband

- Howl being Welsh, and speaking Welsh, and fussing over his niece in Welsh (I love the part in Wales, can you tell)

- Martha & Lettie conspiring brilliantly to make their own lives for themselves

- Calcifer singing a Welsh rugby song all the time, which he presumably picked up from Howl in their early years of living together

- Everything about Michael, but especially the fact that he slept on their doorstep and cried on Calcifer and both Howl and Calcifer evidently gave in to their big softie natures and basically adopted him 

- Sophie discovering that being an old lady meant she had free reign to do whatever she wanted, and taking full advantage of that

- Sophie’s brilliantly nosy and relentless cleaning terror campaign

- Ben and Prince Justin being BFFs, to the extent that Prince Justin just ditched his kingdom responsibilities to go rescue his best bro from the Witch

- Sophie being such a big sister to Martha & Lettie

- Everyone’s lives ending up happy and adorable at the end, and all the characters basically becoming a big delightful extended family 

- Everyone being wonderfully, blatantly flawed

im_socratisotto So damn stoked for 1 of the most beautifulist peeps to come into my world @yvonnestrahovski rocking the huluhoop in @handmaidsonhulu Best show on 💻something to mfkn behold #BraceYoselves #watchitNOW #missyouVon #missmyhairtoo Source: [x]

ID #28560

Name: Vy
Age: 19
Country: Canada

Hello!
My name is Vy, pronounced as the letter V, and yes, that is my real name. I’m a first, going second this fall, year journalism student, an ENTP, bisexual, and a proud Slytherin.
During my past times, I like reading, baking, and watching documentaries. My favourite genres are horror, tragedy, and psychological thrillers. Some of my favourite books(/manga) includes The Song of Achilles, Berserk, Les Mis, and Flowers in the Attic.
I’m secretly a big romantic; nothing delights me more than tales of everlasting love or budding romance. Don’t be surprised to find things such as pressed flowers, origami, or random mix tapes along with your letter.
I also like k-pop, with my favourite groups being DBSK (yes, I’m old), BTS, and Seventeen.

Preferences: I would prefer for my penpals to be 18+ and at least conversational in English. I’m slightly conversational in French and Vietnamese also but don’t expect me to be able to compose a whole letter in those languages. Please be LGBT+ friendly, openminded, and a feminist.

Johnny Cash - Bitter Tears photo shoot, c. September 1964. 

     This picture reminds me of something John talked about in his older years. You see, in the mid 60′s, John would get back from his tour, but he’d rarely stay home for long. Instead, he’d retreat to his camper affectionately named after the outlaw Jesse James, and ride off into the desert, his home away from home. He’d be alone out there for days, strung out in his camper, no sleep, no food or hardly any water. The windows were painted black so he could sleep, but mostly because he liked to paint things black. He attributed these outings, as inspiration for his album Bitter Tears, saying: I followed trails in my Jeep and on foot, and I slept under the mesquite bushes and in gullies. I heard the timber wolves, looked for golden nuggets in old creek beds, sat four hours beneath a manzanita bush in an ancient Indian burial ground, breathed the West wind and heard the tales it tells only to those who listen.” 

     Those closest to him disagreed and said that his missing time was spent getting into trouble, mostly with the law. But John himself characterized much of his missing time as a lonely but an obsessive quest for his next song. Whether either side is true, it is true that John put himself through a lot of suffering to find his song. Those are the days he talk about in his biography:

     “ Something thumps and stirs me from a reverie (a nightmare?) about a day on pills in the desert in 1963, and my eyes come open and focus. I’m back at home on Old Hickory Lake, and what’s woken me is Joseph, my grandson. He’s a couple of months into his second year now. He comes stomping into the room with his sturdy little legs spread wide apart for better balance, swaying a little with each step, still unsure on his feet and having to concentrate, controlling his momentum with a look of intense focus on his face as he lurches toward me. Then he arrives. He slaps his hands onto my knees for balance, breaks concentration and turns his face up to mine with a big, delighted, wide-open smile. What a tonic. How lucky I am. How grateful I am to be here now, not back there then. I’ll take my cue from Joseph and concentrate on the really important stuff my children and their children. ” 

     What he shared, reminded me of the stories I read about him in the desert. I was taken aback, up until that point, I didn’t fully comprehend how much his pill addiction affected him. I was amazed that he made it through, to see old age and be with his family and grandchildren. Still, I couldn’t find the words, to describe the connection between who he was in the desert and as an old man, until I heard a song called “The Beer” by Kimya Dawson. The lyric from the song, perfectly captures, what I was trying to express: "Haunted by the ghost, of the girl I use to be.“

John was haunted by who he use to be, when he was young and addicted to pills. Everything he did during those years, haunted him later in life. To me, there’s something so powerful about that and scary. It’s what I’m reminded of and what I wanted to explain when I first posted this story. Though, I know people would rather focus on the not so heavy topics of John’s life, I think they should be talked about. John was an addict, and his battle should be acknowledged.

Paraphrased from ”Cash: The Autobiography, 1997.“ / "Johnny Cash: The Life." 

Hack’d Into Me Heart (Eggsy x Reader)

Character: Eggsy Unwin

Fandom: Kingsman

Categories: Reader Insert, Female!Reader, Hacker!Reader

Title: Hack’d Into Me Heart


Requested by anon:

Could you write an Eggsy where the reader works as a hacker for he kingsmen and they really like each other but they both think the other person hates them but somehow they end up together? You’re writing is amazing!


A/N: I’m terrible with accents, which I’m sure you can tell by the way I write Newt’s. And since I’m bad with Eggsy’s too, and she’s the queen of Kingsman writing (at least for me :3), the lovely @frostniskare helped me with this imagine. Go check out her awesome blog, I personally adore her writing! <3


Her fingers nimbly moved around the keyboard as she knitted her eyebrows together in concentration. Behind her, Merlin observed and examined her work.

“Done” Y/N said as she pushed the last key with a proud grin.

The man smiled a little and placed a supporting hand on her shoulder.

“Well done, Y/N”

She stood up and nodded her head in appreciation.

“Thank you”

At that very moment, Eggsy came into the building and glanced at them.

“Hello, Eggsy” Merlin greeted him simply, taking his seat again since the girl left it free.

“Hi” The boy then glanced at Y/N after replying to the man. Her eyes were on him as well. “Hiya, luv”

“Hello, Eggsy” She replied briefly, walking away and closing the door behind her as she left the room.

With a sigh, the boy plopped down on a chair once she was gone.

“She fuckin’ hates me, don’t she?” He mumbled, leaning his head on the top of the seat and closing his eyes tiredly.

“Why do you think that?” The bald man answered him, still not taking his eyes away from the computer he was working on.

Eggsy shrugged, even if the man wasn’t looking at him still.

“I dunno, she barely looks at me” The boy kept thinking about it, being unable to let it go.

“That doesn’t mean she hates you…” Merlin turned around in his seat to glance at the young man. “She’s a shy girl, that’s all”

Eggsy frowned in apprehension as he thought about it.

“I jus’ feel like she has a problem with me”

Merlin grinned in spite of himself, feeling fond towards the both of them. He had always liked them better than the rest of the boys and girls he had to work with.

And on top of all, he had always thought they would make a lovely couple.

“If I tell you something, do you promise not to tell?”

Eggsy frowned and nodded gravely, wondering what could be so interesting for him to be so secretive about it.

“When we first talked, Y/N kept staring at you admiringly” The man lightly curved up his lips at the memory. He just thought the girl was endearing.

“She did?”

“Yeah, and she told me she looked up to you, because you were so kind and brave” All that said, Merlin turned around dully to face the screen again.

Eggsy grinned proudly once the conversation was over and let his mind drift into daydreams. Mostly including Y/N.

*

On the other room, Y/N stared at the ceiling, sitting down in an armchair.

Every interaction with Eggsy felt cold, awkward and dry.

She felt like he hated her. Even though she tried to be nice to him, she was extremely shy. Whenever he tried to talk to her the girl would just stay silent in embarrassment.

No matter how much she told herself to tell him something in return, to smile at him even. She just couldn’t bring herself to do it, wouldn’t find the courage to do so.

Besides, even if she managed to reply and have an actual conversation, Y/N felt like there was still a long path ahead. It took her so long to get along with people because it was so hard for her to open up.

And she admired Eggsy. She… liked him a lot, ever since they passed the initiation test.

Eggsy was loyal, sweet, caring and selfless. Also a great Kingsman: brave, strong and efficient. Not to mention handsome.

She would love to be his friend, she felt the need to have him around. But she needed to get over her shyness first.

“What’s on your mind, Y/N?” Harry’s posh British accent startled her and dragged her away from her thoughts.

“What?”

“If I may say so, you look preoccupied” The man left his umbrella leaning against the table and calmly sat down in the armchair in front of her.

The girl sighed and bit her lip as she tried to find the right words to express her feelings.

She knew that Harry had been the one to propose Eggsy. That the boy and he were very close. So although it felt embarrassing to talk about it with him, she thought he would know about the boy’s feelings.

And besides, Harry was a wise man and a gentleman. He would definitely give her good advice, and do it politely.

“Could I ask for your advice about something?” Since she knew how important manners were for the man, she made an effort to be extremely polite with him.

Harry smiled a little, noticing her efforts.

“Of course” He nodded a little. “What is it?”

“I want to get someone to like me but I don’t know how” Y/N pouted a bit, thinking that maybe the situation had no solution. “But I think he… they… won’t like me no matter how hard I try”

The man chuckled a little in amusement.

“I don’t want to meddle in business that are not my own, but…” He began to say, shifting in his seat. “I believe that Eggsy likes you very much already, Y/N”

Her eyes went wide with the mention of his name.

“Beg your pardon?” She mumbled, startled.

“That boy obviously has a crush on you, or however you youngsters say nowadays” Harry calmly said, owning up to his gentlemanly nature.

Y/N felt unable to say a word. She blushed deeply and felt flustered about that fact.

“Do you really think so, Harry?” The girl couldn’t help a tiny smile, happy that the boy felt that way.

“I do” The man gave her a sweet smile.

She quickly stood up, feeling the need to go talk to him immediatly and confirm it.

“You should talk to him” The man nodded simply, always maintaining his calm aura and his manners even when he didn’t speak.

Excited, Y/N rushed out of the room to find Eggsy.

*

When she walked back into the computer room, Y/N noticed that the boy wasn’t there anymore. Only Merlin still sat there, distractedly fiddling with the computer and typing randomly on the keyboard.

“Merlin?” When the man turned his head to her voice, she kept talking. “Where’s Eggsy?”

“He was upset about something, so he walked out to have some fresh air”

“What was he upset about?”

She noticed an unusual amused expression on the man’s face and soon after, his eyebrows raised up as the corner of his lips did too.

“Take a wild guess, Y/N” He replied, his voice holding a suggestive hint.

It definitely had something to do with her.

Only heaving a silent sigh and surely not commenting on Merlin’s reply, she walked out of the building.

The man rolled his eyes as she did. He often spoke with Harry about it, since the men had been suffering those two’s situation for a while.

They both realized how Eggsy and Y/N liked each other even if they didn’t notice themselves.

So Merlin just grinned a tiny bit as he thought that maybe they would finally get together, because he secretly enjoyed the idea of them dating.

*

Y/N rubbed her arms just as the cold air hit her once she was outside. Absently  doing so seeking warmth, she looked around for Eggsy.

She spotted him leaning in a street lamp, biting his fingernails with a frown and a distraught expression in his face.

“Eggsy” His name came out almost as a sigh, her lips forming a sweet smile.

He turned his head towards her quickly, startled by the sudden sound of her tender voice.

“Hi” The boy mumbled lowly, staring at her with curious eyes.

For a long moment, they just stood there in an awkward silence. Then she piped up.

“May I ask you a question?” She said, intertwining her fingers behind her back as she took just one step towards him.

The boy grinned, loving the fact that she always was so polite just like Harry tried to show him.

Eggsy’s first instinct was to show her a smirk and be a tad smug about it, replying with something like ‘just did, luv’. But as he watched her shy expression and the small smile on her lips, he grinned fondly and nodded.

“Sure, go ‘head”

“Harry happened to mention something about you, and I…” She bit her lip nervously, not really wanting to embarrass herself in front of him.

“Yeah?”

“He said that you…”

“Spit it out, luv”

“That you… might like me? I just wanted to know if it was true” Of course, Harry didn’t have any reason to lie about it. And she knew the man wouldn’t speak if he wasn’t sure.

Eggsy’s heart skipped a beat and his cheeks started burning.

He decided that it was best to act confident about it and just admit it.

“Its true” He pursed his lips together, cringing as he braced for her reaction.

Honestly, he had no idea how she would react to it.

If what Merlin said was true and she didn’t really hate him and in fact Y/N admired him, maybe she wouldn’t freak out about it.

Certainly, however, the boy was not prepared for her actual response.

“Oh my god, really?!” Y/N squeaked, showing him a big delighted grin that made him smile in relief. “Me too!”

“What?” His jaw dropped.

“I… like you too” She shrugged in a cute way, but he was so dazed by it all for a second that he couldn’t speak.

“Why didn’t ya tell me?”

Her eyes suddenly averted his gaze and settled on the ground beneath them instead, too shy to hold his glare. Besides, the look of his beautiful eyes fazed her.

“I thought there was no way you could like… me” She pronounced the last word as if she was insignificant and not of interest, which annoyed Eggsy.

He saw such a wonderful person in her, and it angered him that she didn’t appreciate herself like he did. That she didn’t see herself with his own eyes so she could realize.

“Are you takin’ the fuckin’ piss?” Eggsy couldn’t really find other way to express his shock.

Y/N chuckled, slightly amused by his surprise.

“I was just so insecure…” Coyly, she scratched her neck as she quietly looked away from him.

“Luv…” He started, showing her a sweet but extroverted and smug grin. “You’re so fuckin’ awesome!”

Y/N felt herself blushing again, and she was self-conscious having him right there, watching how her cheeks turned pink.

“You? You think I’m awesome?” She chuckled in disbelief, and the boy’s grin only widened.

He remembered what Merlin told him, and by the tone in her voice he could tell the man hadn’t been lying.

“Yeah I do! You’re cute, sweet, humble and fuckin’ sick!” He exclaimed to show her how much he appreciated her. “And you’re the best hacker ever”

“Do you really think so?”

“Yeah! You hack’d into me heart, Y/N!” Eggsy felt brave enough to place his hand on her face, caressing her cheek with his thumb.

Bashfully, she took a step back to stay out of his reach.

She wanted to kiss him, she really did, very badly. But she couldn’t bring herself to do so. 

Her heart was also beating so fast inside her chest that it felt like it would explode, and she felt the butterflies in her stomach making her weak and her legs shaky.

Eggsy chuckled, understanding that she was indeed too shy. Y/N didn’t hate him. On the contrary, she liked him a bit too much!

“You’ll be cold” He said, noticing her mild shivering and the fact that she wasn’t wearing a coat in the cold streets. “Let’s go back inside”

“Thanks, Eggsy”

She took a step towards the door, determined to go back in. He, however, held her by the arm and spun her around to face him.

Keeping her close to him with a hand on her back, Eggsy leaned forward to peck her lips softly yet passionately.

He winked at her, a smug yet attractive grin plastered on his lips.

“You’re welcome, Y/N”

Eggsy laughed when she visibly blushed even harder and accompanied her back into the building, watching how she smiled to herself contently.