Something about Marco/Bert I want to see one day this pairing among the most popular pairings:3
Here are some Marco/Bert headcanons for you!
They became close because they both were pretty talented during training, and were often grouped together because of their skill, (same classes in a modern au.) They casually became friends, and started spending a lot of time together because they just got along. And friendship just melded into something more because it was so natural for them to be that close.
That being said, they really like to train together. They work at the same pace, and push each other to do their best. It’s a very supportive environment, and they just really like to work together.
They both really love books. They could spend hours reading together, cuddled up in bed or on the couch, or even sharing a table at the library. They share titles all the time, and often read the same book at the same time so they can talk about it.
Marco brings Bertholdt out of his shell. He doesn’t push him, just giving him gentle nudges whenever he thinks Bertholdt can handle it, slowly showing him how social situations aren’t that scary and that people will love him if he lets them. Reiner and Annie consider it a real blessing how Marco opened Bertholdt’s eyes to the world and helped him conquer his shyness, all because of his naturally sweet personality.
Bertholdt has attempted to count Marco’s freckles. He’s never been successful, but Marco thinks it’s precious.
They love to sing together. They both have amazing voices, and are really good at harmonizing. They usually sing together when they’re alone, but will sometimes break into song in public. They stop hearts when they sing together around their friends/in public and people aren’t expecting it.
I love reading Carra’s and Gary’s autobiographies because they are both such smart and interesting people, but also both books are written pre-MNF and contain gems like ‘I am no fan of Gary Neville, but’ oh Carra, if only you knew…
In the middle of 1950s Tove was very, very lonely. Her letters of that time are melancholy, as she desperately yearned for true love. By this time she was very interested in dating women (as to her, Atos Wirtanen was in a way the last man she wanted to love). But circles were small in a small town, where homosexual acts were both a disease and illegal.
It was 1955, when Tove met Tuulikki Pietilä. They knew each other vaguely by looks. They had attended Ateneum’s art school at the same time but Tuulikki was few years younger and usually students spent time with their own language group (Tove spoke Swedish, Tuulikki Finnish).
The love story which lasted until their deaths, almost half a century began at Pikkujoulu party (”Little Christmas” in Finnish, a party traditionally held in anticipation on Christmas, usually among coworkers or friends) arranged by Finnish art society. Tove asked Tuulikki to dance, but she declined - probably out of propriety. But later Tuulikki sent Tove a card picturing a striped cat and asked her to visit her atelier.
Next summer Tuulikki visited Tove at an island. Love was born. Tove wrote; “I have finally come home to that one person whom I want to be with”. The picture of a striped cat was always and still is on the wall of Tove’s atelier. The couple spent their summers together on an island and winters working in their ateliers, which were right next door from each other.
It can be said that Tuulikki saved Moominvalley. By the time they began their relationship, Tove was absolutely tired of Moomins. Tuulikki’s support restored Tove’s belief in Moomins and they became an important hobby to them both.
Moomin book Moominland Midwinter (1957) is a book about loving and falling in love with Tuulikki. And it really shows. In the book, Moomintroll (who is an avatar of Tove Jansson) wakes up in the middle of unfamiliar and eerie winter, facing loneliness and death for the first time. In the middle of all cold and silence Moomintroll finds Too-Ticky, who’s calmly watching a snow lantern. Too-Ticky is robust and strong with blonde hair and a knife at her hip; everything Tuulikki was.
Too-Ticky becomes Moomintroll’s calm and supportive mentor. She never gives ready answers and instead gently guides Moomintroll as he grows and learns. It is Too-Ticky who says the phrase which Tove repeated often in her interviews and which was seemingly one of her most important philophies: “Everything is insecure and that makes me calm”.
After Tuulikki’s first visit Tove wrote; “I love you both enchanted and very calm at the same time, and I don’t fear anything that might await us”. After finding Tuulikki, Tove described how much calmer and safer she felt. Whole living felt easier.
Look, Ace Belle is not just into the whole…. sex thing, okay? Just no. She wants to read her books, to travel the world and maybe, just maybe, she can find someone who’s going to understand, that she’s not broken or unnatural, that she can love.
(But sometimes, in those dim hours before dawn breaks, Belle gives in to the fear that she is broken, that she can read about romance and kisses and love and desire and smile but not want it for herself and that she’s unnatural and sick for not wanting these things, these silly sweet things that most girls her age have dreamed of, that lead to marriage and the wedding bed.)
And the main problem with Gaston is that he doesn’t get this - because he’s the one convinced that he can fix her - that she’s just frigid or repressed and that if she just puts the books away, the right man (read: Gaston) can “awaken her passions.”
And Belle knows this is bullshit. So she makes it a point to run far, far away from Gaston whenever he comes skulking around and that her skin crawls when he tries to touch her and that the thought of being his “little wife” makes her physically ill.
So eventually Belle meets the Beast - in pretty much the same way we’re familiar with - and the Beast knows he’s on a timetable, that he’s got to find true love and break the spell and all that jazz.
Except he becomes friends with Belle first. And they end up sharing interests and stories and jokes and snark and laughter and finally, finally, Belle trusts him enough with her secret, the one where she thinks she’s different
and that she can love with all her heart but there’s something different
in her love and they have told her that her kind of love isn’t true at all, that it’s not any kind of love, period.
And the Beast is enraged. Not at Belle - but at everyone who’s ever made her feel this way, that her friendship was not enough, that her heart is not enough, that somehow this bright, beautiful, kind girl - who’d become his first friend in all these lonely years and whose made him realize that his enchanted servants were also his truest friends, not just frightened, paid lackeys - that they made Belle believe she was broken.
“You are not broken,” The Beast tells her. “You are Belle and I love you just as you are.”
The Beast knows he has laid his heart before her and he’s terrified and defiant all at the same time but it’s his own truth, curse or no curse.
Belle’s smile is the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen. And she tells him that she loves him too, just as he is.
The curse breaks and the Beast is a Prince again and she looks at him in wonder and reaches out to touch his face, to look into his eyes. Belle knows her Beast because his eyes have never changed.
When he kisses her, he asks her first and hesitantly, she nods and that first kiss is sweet for both of them but she is pale and she trembles and he reminds her, “Did I not tell you? You are not broken. You are Belle and I love you just as you are.”
And Belle knows her Beast, her Prince, will never ask for more than she can give, will never demand her body in his bed or believe that he could somehow “awaken” her supposed “desires.”
That kind of understanding and respect is the truest sort of love.
They make this - I love you just as you are - part of their wedding vows.
And they carry on as they have always done, because they both love their books and their stories and the two of them wander the world together hand in hand and they love each other, earnest and true and happily ever after.
“I don’t know what to say to you,” the girl said. “Um, thanks, I guess.”
“Thanks is good,” I replied.
Silence stretched, punctuated only by the scuffle of a Sharpie on a page.
We were in the same boat, the girl and I — both at a book festival, both at the end of a long day full of people, both in a signing line that had been going on for an hour already. There was only one big difference between us: she was on one side of the table, and I was on the other. Sometimes that difference seems to matter more than others.
Before I was published, I read a lot of accounts of what it was like to have your work out there, but I never read anything about what it was like to have yourself out there. I suppose I never really thought about it, to tell you the truth. I thought you wrote a book and hopefully people liked it and if I thought about book tours at all, I figured they involved standing on a stage for a bit before disappearing into a rental car. The truth, however, is that now — ten years and fifteen novels in to my career — most of my hours in front of people are spent in a signing line. Forty minutes on a stage or behind a table for a panel, and then two or three hours meeting a few hundred strangers. I had no idea what it would be like.
Matching Gravity Falls characters to Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil characters
Hey guys, so today i’m going to be matching some gf characters to their svtfoe counterpart. Well let’s get started :)
Mabel Pines = Star Butterfly
This is a no-brainer. Mabel and Star really related to each other. They’re both cute, sweet and jumpy girls with bubbly personalities and they really love to have fun. Plus their symbols are stars.
Dipper Pines = Marco Diaz
Another no-brainer. Dipper and Marco are both adorable boys that are smart, dorky and just so nerdy. And Dipper really cares for Mabel, just like Marco cares for Star. Plus they both have crushes on cool girls (For Dipper-Wendy and for Marco-Jackie)
Wendy Corduroy = Jackie Lynn Thomas
Wendy and Jackie really relate. They both really love to chill and are so cool and rad to hang out with.
Gideon Gleeful = Ludo
Gideon and Ludo are both little selfish guys that want to take something for power. For Gideon, it’s the journals and for Ludo, it’s the Butterfly Family’s wand.
Soos = Buffrog
Soos connects with Buffrog. They’re both big, have green shirts and are always there to help if you need them. Plus they both care for their family and friends.
Robbie Valentino = Tom Lucitor
Robbie and Tom are guys that seemed to be jerks at first who had a hard time getting over their breakups (For Robbie- Wendy and For Tom- Star) and Robbie really disliked Dipper and Tom hated Marco, but then they both learned how to be nicer and move on.
Old Man McGucket = King Butterfly
I think McGucket relates to King Butterfly for a few reasons. They both like to do weird and crazy things and they want respect from their children. (For McGucket- Tate and for King Butterfly- Star)
Candy and Grenda = Pony Head and Alfonzo and Ferguson
Candy and Grenda relate to these guys for they’re all best friends of a character in their shows that love to hang out with them and they do wild things.
Bill Cipher = Toffee
They’re both wicked, cunning and are such good tricksters. Plus they have the power to possess people. Also they’re both the most wanted and the biggest villains in their shows.
Pacifica Northwest = Brittney Wong
They’re both rich, spoiled and the most popular girls and they act mean. Also, Pacifica hates Mabel just like Brittney has a disliking to Star
Stanley Pines = Janna
Stan can relate to Janna. They both steal and shoplift things. And they’re pretty sneaky and have a criminal mind.
Stanford Pines = Glossaryck
Ford and Glossaryck are similar. They both have six fingers, are wise and they both own a book (Ford- The journals and Glossaryck- the Book of Spells)
Well those are my comparisons. This took me so long to make. I hope you all enjoyed it. :)
who was captured and forced to be a prisoner in a foreign place.
who had no idea what the hell he was doing, spent his days locked up trying to recreate a drug that he had never created in the first place.
a drug that his father, who he probably didn’t even get a chance to grieve, made for him.
do you think he ever felt guilty that the drug originated as a way to protect him and conceal his power?? bc i do. his father made a mistake and instead gave him a death sentence. kuwei knew no matter what he did it wouldn’t be a happy ending.
if he succeeded making the drug he would be expendable, but also people were dying bc of it and many more would if he replicated it. the amount of stress this knowledge must have caused him omg.
he stalled as long as he could and pretty much accepted that someone would eventually come to kill him.
he didn’t even flinch when nina looked like she was going to do it. and that’s heartbreaking. imagine him sitting there with his journals just waiting for death bc he didn’t know what else to do.
he delivered one of the saddest lines in CK when he was asked what he was good at and he replied “i never had a chance to find out.” bc think about it…this teenager probably had no idea who he was yet and thought he’d never live to see the day he’d find out. not even when those murder nerds swooped in and saved him.
they probably seemed so…different from him?? sure they were around his age but each of them had a strong sense of identity and they had each other, and that was way more than he had. imagine him trying to piece bits of himself together based on who they were
and he still didn’t know if he could trust them, but once again he had no choice but to??? his fate was in someone else’s hands again. bc they were just kids too so why couldn’t be tough like kaz, smart like wylan, etc etc.
also think about how he could hardly understand them and they weren’t even always on the same page as each other, yet he had to depend on them wow???
plus his crush on jesper might have been him discovering his sexuality. we don’t know?? imagine the whirlwind it must’ve been for him to finally feel safe to figure himself out and develop attachment to things
drawing, boys, pranks, whatever idk
he just wanted to be free and validated and get a ship to ravka.
and he knew something could go wrong and he could be handed over to someone else and forced to make parem, so when he saw that window of opportunity to finally kiss the cute sharpshooter, he took it!!
it was his one shot!!! and that was i c o n i c
nina’s perspective captured him perfectly. “a boy not much younger than she was, caught up in a war he hadn’t chosen for himself. a survivor.”
she and matthias determined kuwei was just a kid and one of them and y’all still leave him out………okay.
What does it take to get published by a big company like you guys?
To be honest: A LOT of hard work and determination. There are many steps between an author finishing a first draft of a book and seeing it published on bookshelves. Here are a few of the general publishing guidelines/steps!
Step 1. Find an agent.
Literary agents are the first step once you’ve edited and revised your manuscript a few times. You should have a pretty polished book before you even send out queries. For more info on what a query should look like and tips for writing one, check out this link. Hopefully, this will then lead you to signing on with an agent!
Step 2. Your agents will shop your book around.
Your agent will then send out your manuscript to various editors, who will either express interest or pass it over. If many editors from various Publishing Houses or Imprints like your book, then they will offer bids, or even take your book to auction. In the end, someone will agree to publish you, and your agent will help you to decide who is the best fit for you and your book.
Step 3. You work with an Editor.
Once you find out where your book will be published, you work with an editor to help put those last touches on your book. This can often take a while, so even if your book is acquired in January, it might not be ready to be published for another two years or so! (Publishing is a SLOW business, y’all.)
Step 4. You get a release date!
This is when the marketing team will come in and start dreaming of all the fun exciting ways to let the world know about your book! Will there be a live chat? A goodreads giveaway? A tumblr post? Something more? Publicity builds buzz around either you or your book, or both, and hopefully readers are pumped up for your novel! All this happens in the build up to your release day.
Step 5. Your book is born.
Happy birthday! After a long process, your story is now out in the world! To help promote your book you might go on tour, or maybe you write guest blog posts or do a giveaway. Hopefully your book is beloved by fans and then you can sit back and relax… oh wait, I mean you can keep writing the sequel your publisher begged you to write!
Be warned, this is all best case scenarios, and every author has a unique journey through the world of publishing, often dependent on genre or publisher, or agent, or book. Many people have to face rejection after rejection after rejection before any of this happens. But hopefully this little guide is a helpful start as you start exploring this beautiful bookish world!
Anyway don’t think about Sana and Isak sitting in a KB right now, bc they both slacked of doing their project until now which is due after the break, and Isak reaching into his bagpack to get his book and stopping with a surprised but happy look on his face and Sana nudging him and pointing with her chin, asking
And Isak pulling out two little chocolate bunnies, one in violet and one in green wrapping foil, with a drawing taped to one.
The drawing is of two bunnies, one with a snapback and one with a hijab, both frowning at the books in front of them, and one saying ‘A’ while the other one says ’D’.
And above it Even has written “for the best Bio Buddies Bunnies”
If someone made something you thought up, do it anyway
I’ve seen a lot of posts about this, but I have something I just realized, so here’s my hot take:
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett were friends. They both released books about how gods need worship to survive, to live. Gaiman’s is obviously American Gods, a long celebrated novel that is finally getting a live-action adaption. It focuses on the gods of the old world in America and the long buildup to a fight with the new gods of the modern age. The gods either want to keep their power, want it back, are comfortable in new jobs they’ve taken, or whatever. Very few of the characters are average humans. And one of them is a zombie.
Pratchett’s book is titled Small Gods. This is also a book about a desperate god trying to get back into power, but the focus is on the human characters, not the gods. Om, the desperate god, is never in a position of power in the narrative until the end. He has schemes and plans, but these go often awry and he finds himself swept along by the multitude of human characters who move and shape the story.
These are two very different works with, I feel, two very different themes. Both written by friends and obviously with the same basic idea.
So make your thing. Just do it, I guarantee it won’t be anything like theirs.
“Daughter of Smoke and Bone”, with Prague in the background! I loved both the book (ordered the sequel already!) and the week I spent in this beautiful city with my boyfriend. I’d go back in an instant, if I could! ❤