born to smoke

hey bellarke fam, I have no idea what you’re doing right now but if it’s not reading The world was born in smoke and fire (and so were we) by @forgivenessishardforus then what in the actual heck have you been doing???

It is literally the only “non-canon” fic you will ever need of Bellarke in your entire life (like seriously, it’s a medieval au and probably the best (and my first) bellarke fic I have ever read). Guys I legit cried. Like 5 times!!! The author is absolutely incredible and writes such a good, in character, happy Bellamy and it has completed my life. It’ll make you wish that this was the actual story that the writers told. I only wish that more stories I read were half as good as this. Srsly, the plot is amazing, the characters are consistent, the imagery and sense of setting in phenomenal, just,…

Seriously guys, you HAVE to check this out. And I can guarantee you that if this fic has been published in hardback, I would have bought like 10 copies (one that’s ok to cry on, another to make notes, another to look pretty, the list goes on). Just please, read it, you’ll thank @forgivenessishardforus for it

Here’s the link. It’s 10 chapters and they’re all fairly long but it is oh so worth it

Drogon is Lightbringer.

Here are some clues I found showing Drogon being described as Lightbringer.  I think it’s also possible that a important sword (maybe made out of dragonglass or even the sword Dawn) can play a role in killing the Night’s King, however, Drogon is probably what the prophecy was referring to.

First, let’s look at the Qarthian origin story of dragons From AGOT:

“He told me the moon was an egg, Khaleesi,” the Lysene girl said. “Once there were two moons in the sky, but one wandered too close to the sun and cracked from the heat. A thousand thousand dragons poured forth, and drank the fire of the sun. That is why dragons breathe flame. One day the other moon will kiss the sun too, and then it will crack and the dragons will return.“

Compare that to the story of how AAR forged Lightbringer:

“The third time, with a heavy heart, for he knew before hand what he must do to finish the blade, he worked for a hundred days and nights until it was finished. This time, he called for his wife, Nissa Nissa, and asked her to bare her breast. He drove his sword into her breast, her soul combining with the steel of the sword, creating Lightbringer, while her cry of anguish and ecstasy left a crack across the face of the moon.”

And now let’s compare that to the birth of Dany’s dragons:

She heard a crack, the sound of shattering stone. The platform of wood and brush and grass began to shift and collapse in upon itself. Bits of burning wood slid down at her, and Dany was showered with ash and cinders. And something else came crashing down, bouncing and rolling, to land at her feet; a chunk of curved rock, pale and veined with gold, broken and smoking. The roaring filled the world, yet dimly through the firefall Dany heard women shriek and children cry out in wonder.

Only death can pay for life.

And there came a second crack, loud and sharp as thunder, and the smoke stirred and whirled around her and the pyre shifted, the logs exploding as the fire touched their secret hearts. She heard the screams of frightened horses, and the voices of the Dothraki raised in shouts of fear and terror, and Ser Jorah calling her name and cursing. No, she wanted to shout to him, no, my good knight, do not fear for me. The fire is mine. I am Daenerys Stormborn, daughter of dragons, bride of dragons, mother of dragons, don’t you see? Don’t you SEE? With a belch of flame and smoke that reached thirty feet into the sky, the pyre collapsed and came down around her. Unafraid, Dany stepped forward into the firestorm, calling to her children.

The third crack was as loud and sharp as the breaking of the world.

This is very specific wording used by GRRM. The cracking of the moon or the eggs is what ties in the birth of the dragons with the creation of Lightbringer. Also note the smoke is whirling around Dany, i.e. born among smoke and salt (Dothraki sea).


Next…


Here are some interesting quotes regarding the comet:

“The Dothraki named the comet shierak qiya, the Bleeding Star. The old men muttered that it omened ill, but Daenerys Targaryen had seen it first on the night she had burned Khal Drogo, the night her dragons had awakened. It is the herald of my coming, she told herself as she gazed up into the night sky with wonder in her heart. The gods have sent it to show me the way. “


“As the handmaids toweled her dry and wrapped her in a sandsilk robe, Dany’s thoughts went to the three who had sought her out in the City of Bones. The Bleeding Star led me to Qarth for a purpose. Here I will find what I need, if I have the strength to take what is offered, and the wisdom to avoid the traps and snares. If the gods mean for me to conquer, they will provide, they will send me a sign, and if not … if not … “

From Dany’s fevered dream as she miscarries Rhaego, we see the imagery of the burning heart, but instead of her husband, it is her child:

“…She could feel the heat inside her, a terrible burning in her womb. Her son was tall and proud, with Drogo’s copper skin and her own silver-gold hair, violet eyes shaped like almonds. And he smiled for her and began to lift his hand toward hers, but when he opened his mouth the fire poured out. She saw his heart burning through his chest, and in an instant he was gone, consumed like a moth by a candle, turned to ash. She wept for her child, the promise of a sweet mouth on her breast, but her tears turned to steam as they touched her skin….”

Melissandre when reciting the prophecy of Azor Ahai refers to Lightbringer as a burning sword:

“In ancient books of Asshai it is written that there will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.”

Now let’s look at how Xaro Xhoan Daxos refers to the dragons in ADWD:

“When your dragons were small they were a wonder. Grown, they are death and devastation,  a flaming sword above the world.

Finally, we have this very interesting passage from one of Jon’s ADWD chapter, he’s reading a passage Maester Aemon marked for him in the Jade Compendium:

“I looked at that book Maester Aemon left me. The Jade Compendium. The pages that told of Azor Ahai. Lightbringer was his sword. Tempered with his wife’s blood if Votar can be believed. Thereafter Lightbringer was never cold to the touch, but warm as Nissa Nissa had been warm. In battle the blade burned fiery hot. Once Azor Ahai fought a monster. When he thrust the sword through the belly of the beast, its blood began to boil. Smoke and steam poured from its mouth, its eyes melted and dribbled down its cheeks, and its body burst into flame.” Clydas blinked. “A sword that makes its own heat …” “… would be a fine thing on the Wall.”

Now compare that to Dany’s description of what happened to Kraznys mo Nakloz during the sack of Astapor:

“There is a reason. A dragon is no slave.” And Dany swept the lash down as hard as she could across the slaver’s face. Kraznys screamed and staggered back, the blood running red down his cheeks into his perfumed beard. The harpy’s fingers had torn his features half to pieces with one slash, but she did not pause to contemplate the ruin. “Drogon,” she sang out loudly, sweetly, all her fear forgotten. “Dracarys.” The black dragon spread his wings and roared. A lance of swirling dark flame took Kraznys full in the face. His eyes melted and ran down his cheeks, and the oil in his hair and beard burst so fiercely into fire that for an instant the slaver wore a burning crown twice as tall as his head.”

These quotes from the books show a connection to not only what Lightbringer is but what it can do. All these quotes have been left for us the reader throughout the series, All the way at the beginning of AGOT to almost the end of ADWD.

ETA:
Dany herself is referred to as light, a few times throughout the series.

From Daenerys III ACOK, Xaro says this to Dany:

“Marry me, bright light and sail the ships of my heart”

Daenerys IV, The House of the Undying:

“ They were reaching for her, touching her, tugging at her cloak, the hem of her skirt, her foot, her leg, her breast. They wanted her, needed her, the fire, the life, and Dany gasped and opened her arms to give herself to them …”

An interesting note to the Light and Life describe within Dany. In Spanish when we say a woman has given birth we say “dad a luz” which literally translate “to give light” or “to bring light  [into the world]”. The opposite of what the death the Others bring with them is LIFE. Who better to bring life to give life than a Mother.

anonymous asked:

Can I have some head cannons for what Rin's life was like/what he did ever day/ his thoughts and feelings on life, his dad and yukio/did he have any friends? Thanks, your blog is my favourite, your writing it really good!

hell yh you can, Rin before his demonic powers awakened is my thing, I got so many head cannons for this boi. Oh and I did a lot because I love the old Rin and I wish Kato done a little more on him, or maybe includes some flash backs

Originally posted by lawlu

  • He always felt different 
  • But ofc never knew why
  • When he was a kid it would make him upset 
  • (therefore he was more prone to lash out)
  • When he grew up more and became a teenager, it all turned into self hatred and he grew depressed
  • He never told anyone
  • Probably didn’t even realise it himself
  • He often refused to go to (middle) school and his dad couldn’t make him 
  • So his attendance was bad and Rin spent a lot of time in bed 
  • Sometimes taking naps or reading manga or watching TV all day
  • His dad insisted if he stay home then he has to do something productive or helpful
  • So he either helped tidy around the monastery a little
  • Or prepared the church for the next service
  • Or he practised his cooking skills
  • Often making a meal for everyone 
  • He also went for walks a lot, therefor kinda knew ‘everybody’
  • When he did attend school, he didn’t pay attention much
  • He got into fights a lot or sometimes just arguments
  • He talked back to teachers and didn’t take instructions
  • Never did his homework
  • Was late every morning
  • Got detention for many different reasons
  • Mostly didn’t show up to any detentions
  • He used to hang around in the bad parts of town
  • Was involved with sketchy people
  • He also got involved with Shiratori Reiji 
  • They knew each other from school but didn’t speak and were in different classes
  • Rin was for a brief time apart of his gang
  • It was short lived because the others followed Rin’s orders instead of Reiji’s and that pissed Shiratori off
  • Rin needed up beating the shit outta him
  • But didn’t stay with the gang because he found it boring and stupid
  • However he still dealt with them and had them as an acquaintance
  • Rin was actually on drugs for a while
  • Nothing to major
  • He smoked weed frequently and occasionally did lines of coke with “friends”
  • He even dealt them for a little while
  • He was in business with another slightly older guy and they together sold the drugs in the sketchy parts of Shinjuku 
  • He honestly had no idea how he got into this shit but he just rolled with it
  • Drank a lot as well
  • Went to parties hosted by his older ‘friend’ 
  • He ran into demons (possessed people) a lot as well, but back then he didn’t know anything of demons
  • Slept of hangovers on a park bench or something
  • Or if he did go hone he would try hide the fact he’d been drinking or that he were high all night
  • Shiro probably knew a little of it
  • Like maybe an occasional drink 
  • If he knew his son had been doing drugs he literally would have shoved a cross up his ass
  • Rin kinda just smoked for the fashion of it, everyone he hung about with did it
  • But when Shiro caught him smoking he went psycho 
  • He snatched the packet from his sons hands and tore the contents of the packet up  
  • Rin had seen his dad really angry at him, which he just blew off and left it with a shrug
  • But this was different 
  • He’d never seen his dad so angry
  • Shiro realised when the twins were born, how stupid smoking was
  • So he would be damned if he let his son pick up the same terrible habit that he too once had
  • So this time, Rin actually listened, and turned his life around a bit
  • He was still got into fights a lot
  • But distanced himself from his old life in Shinjuku 
  • Rin felt anxious about his life
  • He didn’t want to die but he also saw no reason for living 
  • He saw himself as nothing and saw his brother as everything
  • He wanted his brother to have everything
  • Rin had no idea what would happen in his life
  • He assumed he would just get a lame ass job and watch Yukio get married and have kids
  • He idolised his dad, even then, but of course would never let anyone find out
  • He tried to act grown up so his father would try see him and respect him like he did with Yukio
  • But Shiro always saw through the facade
  • But he liked Rin’s childish tendencies 
  • He saw himself in Rin and kind of wanted to keep that version of him around
  • If he were still around now he would be so proud of how far his sons have came, Yukio doing a fine job balancing Rin, and his jobs, as well as being a top high school student. Shiro would also be very proud of him becoming a cram school instructor. He would be proud of Rin for attempting to save him (but also fucking furious because he said not to draw the sword, he would turn into angry asian dad, like uno…i shove 1 chopasticka upa your ass! I shove 2 chopasticka upa your ass!) He’d be proud of Rin’s determination and for making friends, and for defeating the impure king. He would also give him advice on Shiemi as well
Jonsa and the season seven leaks - some thoughts

Hi, folks. (shy wave).

Certainly, I don’t really have time to hang out on tumblr and getting deep into blogging on subjects not work-related, but I lurked around for some time and looked at the Jonsa tag and there seem to be a lot of wonderful people so I thought I could share my musings on the season seven leaks and what they mean for Jonsa.

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