but i think the first one is a beauty

anonymous asked:

If an unwed knight crowned a married noble lady as Queen of Love and Beauty, do you think that's appropriate and acceptable? Or would an issue arise between the knight and husband?

Thanks for the question, Anon.

As I discussed before, the crowning of a Queen of Love and Beauty is a very circumstance-specific scenario. As such, it would depend on the knight, his lord, and his lady over whether such a choice would be seen as scandalous.

On the one hand, I could see it being perfectly acceptable in some scenarios. Again, think about the first two people Barristan considers when he remembers how he wanted to give the crown of winter roses to Ashara - the queen “who was not present” and “Elia of Dorne”. Those two were (obviously) married, but their marriages made them Queen and Crown Princess, respectively, of Westeros, the two highest-ranking women in the country. Because the moment of naming a Queen of Love and Beauty is a singular chance for a knight to have the attention of all assembled nobles, a clever and ambitious man might use that opportunity to praise the beauty of the highest-ranking woman present, especially as there was a good likelihood she would be the host’s wife. Such honor bestowed on the lady might help the knight get in good with the host, and because personal relationships are crucial to favor in feudal Westeros, any chance to have a high (or higher) ranking lord think well of a lower-ranking individual is a chance to take.

Now, in other scenarios, I could see where offering the crown to a married woman would be scandalous. The crown of the Queen of Love and Beauty can carry an implicit romantic/sexual tone; certainly, of the four we know, Naerys and Aemon were rumored (even if untruly) to be lovers, Bonifer Hasty seemed to entertain some crush on then-Princess Rhaella, Jorah Mormont explicitly fell in love with Lynesse Hightower at the tourney he won for her, and Rhaegar and Lyanna need little further commentary. It would do rather poorly for a knight to give the favor to a married lady if gossiping tongues already had reason to pair them together; the act might be seen as yet more proof that they were lovers. Imagine if, say, Harwin Strong gave Princess Rhaenyra the laurel in a tourney, after the birth of one or more of her “Velaryon” sons; pro-green courtiers would not fail to see it - and advertise it amongst themselves - as a scandal, an affirmation that Rhaenyra was cuckolding Ser Laenor with the heir to Harrenhal.

The Queen Regent (NFriel)

PLL 7x15… DAMN!

• How do you know this episode was good? 

When I find myself actually feeling bad for the character I don’t care for. If you didn’t feel bad for Paily here, then you need to get your heart checked. Emily and Paige… NAILED IT!

• Is it just me or was this not one of the best scenes? 

To watch Mona dissect the game and actually reveal the psyche behind it, it’s a thing of beauty. I love that they brought Mona back to the forefront, because in order to catch crazy, you gotta be able to think like them first.

• Can Ezra get any more annoying?

I still stick with my original theory of infusing life into Aria’s storyline. Watching her and Ezra is as exciting as watching paint dry. Aria, grow a backbone and tell your boy to figure his shit out. Trust me when I say you can find someone better. Dark Aria needs to rise!

• Why do people think alcohol and murder mix well?

First off your bartender sucks… I can see how Spencer Hastings looks like Elliot Rollins. Second, when will you learn that when you are covering crap up you need to have all your faculties as sharp as ever. 

Holy fucking SHIT guys

So the guy who made “abridged on titan” on YouTube? He’s got a new original series out now called “Fist Master”. It has funny characters and great potential for a plot line and get this: in only the SECOND episode, one of the main characters was revealed to be a lesbian.

As I watched the first one, I thought, “This is great! And I hope the girl is gay.” I didn’t think it would happen.

BUT I WATCHED. THE SECOND FUCKING EPISODE. AND IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL. I WAS RIGHT. SHES GAY AND I LOVE HER.

Aside from the lesbian, there’s

  • An adorable little boy whose power is being happy. I love him.
  • Red (the lesbian)’s crush, a hot chick with an undercut who is funny, sweet, and an amazing fighter
  • Their mom. She’s absolutely evil but she’s hilarious
  • GREAT potential for world-building and a little bit of lore so far. I can’t wait to see where it goes
  • It’s so fucking funny oh my god

And the creator was telling off the buthurt homophobes in the comments and it was absolutely beautiful.

Anyway, PLEASE go support this show. It’s all for free and I can tell that a lot of hard work goes into it. There’s only about 18 minutes of content so far, so it’ll be easy to catch up on. The playlist of all the episodes so far is here: x

anonymous asked:

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send ‘&’ for 3 blogs i recommend | always accepting!

I’m doing this one for females OCs (pretend there are like 3 &s there, lol!)

@addisonsncw i am in love with addison snow (and with lizzie to some extent)! there, i said it!! she is such a beautiful impulsive turd with such a big brain and a sad heart. i think growing closer to lizzie has been one of the most beautiful experiences i’ve had while writing alex.

@agentharrisonofshield first of all, this mun has such a fabulous taste in shows, like a+!! vivian is such a well-developed character and you’ve put so much thought in her quirks, her background, her personality; she’s amazing!

@bloodthirstybirdbabe kira! i love that even when you think you know her, there’s still such an air of mystery about her and you can never quite figure out what she’s going to do; it’s awesome. the way you craft words is so alluring.

@bondedamalgam what a pleasure to write with! jackie is such a beautiful butt, hahaha, just that smug attitude that’s also so charming; it’s hard not to love her! everything she does is so memorable and unique!

@echoesxofxthexpast SISTER (ic & ooc tbh)! i love that you have kept jo alive for so long! my characters will always have a special place for jo in their hearts because you have been always an important part of my muses’ lives. i’m so glad to still have you around and to be able to call you friend.

@notyourainbow bo is such an absolute cutiiiie, plus her little crush on alex is adorable, haha! that well-balanced mix of humor and badassery and insecurity gives me life! this mun has always been so sweet and fun to talk to.

@red-hemlock i met this little delicious slice of sass when i was in the gotham fandom; tabby and riv soon became frenemies and lemon turned out to be one of the funniest, most supportive persons i’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. annoying riv may very well be the best thing in the universe; her comebacks are legendary!

@specialagentlivingston it means so much to me that shay’s still around! she has been such a fully-fledged character from the beginning and time has only turned her into an even brighter gem. watching her grow, venture out beyond the warehouse 13 world and explore her place in the world is such a beautiful thing. there’s such a sense of pride in witnessing all of this <3 and you, you are such a wonderfully beautiful human <3

@whitedrcgon WOW! i am just in awe of this mun’s writing, of the awesomeness of their character and the beautiful way they weave words, just wow! the mun is also just so nice and brilliant.

I knew deep down that you never truly cared for me. You would string together beautiful words and tell me everything I wanted to hear but I knew you never meant a word of it. I think the reason I held onto you so tightly for so long was because you were the first boy to make me feel special and I refused to believe that you didn’t mean the beautiful things you said. I held onto the idea that one day you would wake up and realise that you did love me but you never did and it destroyed me.
—  and you don’t do that to the girl you claim to love.
Favorite Jared Kleinman Quotes

because we don’t have enough

-”You FELL? Out of a TREE? What are you, like, an acorn?”

-”Oh yeah, one of those - SECRET EMAIL ACCOUNTS! For sending pictures of your penises to each other!”

-”Well, my bunk DOMINATED in capture the flag, and I got to second base under the bra with this girl from Israel that’s gonna be in the army, so…”

-”Holyyyyyyyyyyy shit. Holyyyyy fuckingggggggg shit.”

-”His parents think you were lovers, you realize that right?”

-”There is nothing UNREALISTIC about the love one man feels for another!”

-”In fact, it’s quite beautiful…”

-”Is it weird to be the first person in history to break their arm from jerking off too much, or is that some sort of honor?”

-”Just nod, and confirm. Literally nothing I tell my parents is true and they have no idea.”

-”Stop hyperventilating. You’re having considerable trouble breathing. Do you need a paper bag to breathe into?”

The Lovely Prince: Zen

He’s so gorgeous, the gods must’ve created him. And he knows it.

King of selfies. (Will take any opportunity to send you a picture of his god-given looks.)

A narcissist? Yes. But he’s not totally like that. He’s hardworking and caring. Remember that even when he’s supposedly “resting” he still works somehow? His determination is admirable. 

Although contanstly told he was ugly by his family and that being an actor was a stupid idea, he still made it. Zen made his dream a reality and he did it through talent alone. He didn’t receive any sort of financial help or whatnot from others. 

And he also has this side to him, a side only the mc gets to see. Just look at that smile, that smile where his eyes turn into crescent moons and he blushes. So cute.

A true gentleman: 

His phone calls are so sweet and cute. ❤️

Finally gets on good terms with Jumin. "Did you just laugh right now?” 

Loves the MC and will protect her at all costs.

Remember Zen’s “Cinderella” phone call?

“Most women want to be Cinderella, right? But I feel like I’m Cinderella…My parents weren’t bad people, I just grew up struggling a lot. And then I met Prince Charming. Someone who was as strong and as beautiful as that prince. That was you. I’ve always wanted to tell you that. I’ve been bewitched from the first time I saw you, but unlike the fairy godmother’s magic, this spell will last  forever.” 

And:

LOVE HIM PLS

Introduces the MC as his girlfriend to the public after clearing his name from false accusations made by Echo Girl.

Forever the cheesy romantic one.

“…No matter how far apart we are, we’ll always think of each other.” 

Happy Birthday, Zen! ♡

MONSTA X's Shownu gave up some of his lines in 'Beautiful' for Hyungwon?

In a special feature by Mnet for MONSTA X’s comeback with their first full album ‘The Clan Part 2.5 - Beautiful’, producers Star Wars, Brother Su, Safari M, and Risi talked about the making of the album.

When asked about memorable episodes, Star Wars answered, “One time, Shownu came up to me just before recording finished for the day and said, ‘Hyung, don’t you think the picture would be more effective if during this part a pretty guy like Hyungwon emerged?’ In most idol groups, there are a lot of members and limited parts so no matter how close they are, they don’t worry about other members’ parts. When I heard him say that, it made me see how their teamwork or the way they think of one another is special.”

Brother Su said, “One time, Wonho came over to my house to work on music, but we only gossiped for 4 hours and ate ramen.Then he went home.” Producer Risi complimented the members on their improved singing as well, praising Hyungwon in particular.

They also revealed that MONSTA X really wished to win #1 with their comeback this time around and bid the boys best of luck for their upcoming promotions.

sincerelysky  asked:

Keith being lost and everyone thinking he's dead but lance sends messages to Keith everyday, at first mad with him for being lost but then it becomes all " I Know you're alive, I can feel it" "please come back, I need you. I LOVE you" until one day Keith answers him. (Sorry for my English, it's not my first language)

i loved this request so much you have no idea 😍 

(p.s. don’t apologize, your english is beautiful! 💜💜)

(PART 2 HERE)

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🌟THE GOLDEN THREAD TAROT🌟

I’ve only just been able to tear myself away from these beautiful cards in order to make this post. They arrived this morning and ever since, I’ve just been handling them and taking endless photos. I swear, it’s impossible to take a bad picture of this deck! 

Some thoughts and first impressions bellow the cut! 

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Honestly, most The Raven Cycle x The Foxhole Court fanfic don’t make any sense, writers try to suddenly make one of the raven boys play exy and that just doesn’t work. You know who could be a fox? MATTHEW LYNCH!!!!

-So ronan once said to Aurora that matthew was playing “lacrosse or some shit, something sweaty”.

- Matthew could be playing exy and ronan wouln’t know because they are kinda similar??

-Imagine 18 years old Matthew going to palmetto state in neil’s second year.

-No one understands how this ray of sunshine can be a Fox.

-They only know that he is a orphan and have two older brothers (and they are apparently really rich).

-Matthew is actually a millionaire??

-and he always goes to church with Renee.

-He and Matt are super friends and they practice boxing together.

-Matthew only tells them his father was murdered, and that his mother was beautiful and loving, but refuses to talk about her death.

-The foxes are shocked when they meet declan and ronan for the first time because they are so different from matthew, like, kinda wary and ronan seems a bit dangerous.

-The Lynch brothers are all really hot.

-The gangsey going to a game and meeting the foxes (they would be around the same age as kevin i think).

-The foxes meet Adam and are super surprised to find out he is Ronan’s boyfriend.

- Gansey and Kevin talking about history cause they both love it and no one else is willing to listen to them.

-Blue becomes friends with the girls.

-Everyone loves Matthew because he is so adorable and genuine. Even Aaron likes him.

-Matthew Lynch deserves more recognition, k.

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quintis wedding countdown:
day one - favourite s1 episode: 1.16 love boat

Well, maybe she doesn’t want to jeopardize your friendship. Maybe she’s never had a best friend like you before and that probably means a lot to her. So don’t take it personally. You just have to be patient.

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I have to say something about this part of the two proposals because I think it symbolizes so much.

When I saw Emma kneeling on the second proposal, I thought how beautiful it was because on the first one Killian’s state of mind was to feel unworthy of her, that he doesn’t measure up to her standards. Back then when Emma was pulling him up, it was sort of a symbol of her believing that he was there with her in the same high level, but it was something that she felt, and he was doubting. It was like she was saying, you don’t belong down there, you belong here up high with me. 

But here, she is kneeling to where he was at, and I look at it as a symbol of saying that they are equals, they are at the same level, and she will always see themselves as such. And I think by the look on his face, he was really touched by it because there she was, doing the exact same thing, seeing him, sharing the same experience with him.

It was so simple and soft and connecting between them. I loved that little detail very much. 

anonymous asked:

Can we cleanse your blog from those rediculous, incorrect, disgusting anons- who can totally fight me- with some more Roy with that wavy shoulder length hair? (and maybe Riza in the art too??? idk that may be too much beauty in one image) (thanks and ily)

This was a great idea and a great way to get back to drawing haha thank you anon and i love you too <3

epitome-of-holding-grudges  asked:

Because I love you and you're awesome and I'm bored, here: Lance from Voltron!

Right so instead of A, B, C, D this became a huge collection of some of my Lance headcanons some are serious some are funny some are idk so just brace yourself

  • Now the obvious ones, of course:
  • Lance has ADHD
    • I could write a 5 page analysis about everything that points to his ADHD; possibly longer if I was given enough time
  • Lance is bilingual
    • If Lance isn’t bilingual then what’s the point of VLD
  • Middle child Lance
    • I mean he definitely has the aura of an older sibling but also the qualities of a younger sibling so
    • Something that happens with siblings close in age is like when the older one goes through a phase everyone goes through it
    • But it also works the other way around
    • So like everyone will learn to ride a bike at the same time
    • But everyone will also watch Dora at the same time
    • Trust me on this
    • This is most definitely not from personal experience how could you ever suggest something as preposterous as me reading kindergarten books as an eight/nine year old??
    • (Fourth grade was wild I read everything from high school books to pre-k stuff)
    • But yeah middle child Lance
  • The sibling closest to his age is a sister
    • No reason why but I just know okay
  • Okay so we’ve already established that he’s competitive
  • But also with ADHD
    • So basically when he has to do something he doesn’t focus and it ends up meh
    • Like he can do better but
    • He can’t, y’know?
    • But then when it’s a competition
    • All of a sudden there’s a reward
    • And it really motivates him
    • And all of that focus that usually wanders around is completely dedicated to winning
    • And part of the reason for his “rivalry” is because he knows it’s the only way he’ll be able to get better
    • And also it’s like??? When you have a goal to do something you can always get distracted but when it’s right in front of you then you do it
  • Anyway Lance plays an instrument
    • Guitar? Piano? One of those two I think; possibly violin but more likely one of the first two 
    • He’s
    • “Talented” is an understatement
    • You can tell that he pours his soul into his playing
    • And honestly it’s beautiful. Perfect. More than perfect
    • But I mean his voice is like
    • Average
    • It’s not bad, not at all
    • It’s just not like out of this world like his skills at playing his instrument
    • But Keith
    • Keith
    • His voice is just
    • Beautiful
    • But he doesn’t really know it??
    • Like yeah sure he sings to himself and all
      • It’s a habit he gained when he lived in the desert
      • He needed something to break the silence
    • But he doesn’t think it’s anything special
    • It is though
    • And when the two team up
    • Lance playing the music and Keith singing
    • It’s amazing
  • Lance’s jacket was a hand-me-down
    • It belonged to someone in his family
    • Someone who left
      • Or died
    • And somehow or the other, his jacket gets damaged
    • And he freaks out
    • And at first they’re all “…it’s just a jacket”
    • And then they’re like maybe it reminds him of Earth??
    • But even so
    • Why would it affect him that much??
    • They don’t know
  • Lance was born in the winter
    • Not the winter-winter I guess but like?? November
  • Lance ft. emotions
    • Now he’s what you might call emotional in a way
    • But it’s not really obvious
    • Because when he’s around people it’s all jokes and stuff and like??? There’s isn’t time for emotion??? Idk how to explain this honestly
    • But when he feels something
    • He feels it
    • His true anger, his true sadness, his true feelings are so raw and full of emotion
    • But all of his feelings are very… ephemeral I guess
    • Because every day is another blur of things to think about and focus about and talk about
    • So one day he’ll be really down
    • And the next he’ll be super energetic and all
  • This isn’t something I super strongly headcanon like I never really thought about it or anything but it’s definitely feasible:
  • Lance is gifted
    • So before he was diagnosed with ADHD and got medication and stuff
    • Lance used to have bad grades
    • Not extremely bad but like a lot of B’s and some A’s and some C’s
    • But kids usually have higher grades when they’re younger
    • Since they don’t have as much work and stuff
    • So they had him take a test to see whether it was a matter of a lack of intelligence or knowledge
    • And they’re blown away
    • Bc this kid apparently knows all the information he’s supposed to learn in his grade level and the year isn’t even halfway through
    • And he has a pretty high IQ
    • So Lance is really smart
    • It’s just not his Thing™
    • It’s not what people know him for
  • Lance’s dad taught him how to shoot a gun in Hawaii
    • And to drive a boat and a plane and a car
    • No this is not an actual headcanon but to those of you who caught the reference: bless you and also please drop me a message or an ask or something if you want to I mean
  • I have about 8.2378128 million more headcanons for Lance honestly
  • And most of the VLD characters tbh
  • Bc none of them are very concrete characters so far
  • So there are so many ways to explore them
  • Anyway yeah this is just the tip of the iceberg but I think that’s enough lmao
    • Well, for now ;)

theawesomesaucemaster  asked:

Do you know any Drarry fics with Harry or Draco being an animagus?

Do I know any animagus fics? BOI I LIVE FOR THEM!! They’re my absolute favourite trope ever and I’m so excited and happy that you requested this because I can now unleash the mass of animagus stories I’ve been accumulating in my archive.

Enjoy!

  • Between A Tiger and A Stag - by Copper Vixen (65k)
    Can six illegal animagi survive the Forbidden Forest, Death Eater attacks, and each other?
    (This was the first animagus story I ever read and it brought upon my love for the whole trope! The writing and words are so mesmerising and beautiful. I think I fell more in love with the story because it wasn’t just one character that was an animagus, but 6 (Harry, Hermione, Ron, Draco, Pansy and Blaise). The fic was left on a bittersweet ending which I found marvellous. Honestly, my words can’t do it justice, this story was just fabulous)

  • Where’s Granger When You Need Her? - by playout (11k)
    Hogwarts’ Potions Master is working on an experimental brew. He really should know better than to turn his back on an unstable potion. Now if only there were someone in the castle who could help…
    (This fic was amazing because Draco is a FERRET! Yes, that’s right. A ferret. What more do I need to say? :D)

  • Secret Heart - by alaana_fair (4k)
    Draco had long ago admitted to himself that he’d fallen in love with the tiger, but he still refused to admit that he’d fallen in love with the man. That admission would simply cost too much.
    (Gahhh I adored this fic! Harry’s animagus form is a tiger, but he has difficulty changing back to a human. So each time Harry transforms, he is sent off to Draco Malfoy who happens to be the only other tiger animagi in the UK. But omg plot twist, when he turns back into a human Harry never remembers what happened when he stays over with Draco. or does he? You’ll have to read to find out! :D)

  • A Panther’s Heart - by Copper Vixen (80k)
    Harry gets caught while in his animagus form and is purchased to be a familiar to his worst enemy.
    (By his father’s wishes, Draco is bonded to a familiar…it ends up being Harry in his animagus form)

  • Fur and Feathers - by Lomonaaeren (4k)
    Lucius thinks Harry and Draco’s desires are as incompatible as their Animagus forms. It takes a momentary glimpse to change his mind
    (Narcissa is dying. Draco and Harry constantly fight and Lucius is confused about their temptestuous relationship)

  • The Kitten Prince of Slytherin - by thenerd1026 (10k)
    Draco’s animagus form is a Kneazle. A baby Kneazle. When he gets stuck in Kneazle form, guess who takes him in?
    (OMG SOOO cute and flufy! I loved how expressive and Draco-ish Draco was as a kneazle. I loved all the sweet moments Harry and kitten!Draco shared together. And I especially loved Harry calling Draco ‘Blondie’ while he was a kitten)

  • Hissy Fit - by dysonrules (28k)
    Harry is an under-utilized Auror and Draco is an auditor for Gringotts. He lives to torment the Ministry and, of course, Harry Potter. He is also a Registered Animagus.
    (Hilarious and fun! It’s where Draco helps Harry on one of his auror missions by transforming into his animagus form - a snake. The banter between Harry and Draco is amazing and you’ll probably suffer from a cuteness overload while reading this story)

  • Dragons With Silver Linings (or Harry Potter is a Treasure) - by megyal (9k)
    Harry is living a life most ordinary; maybe a dragon can shake things up.
    (Harry works at Gringotts in retribution for stealing the dragon during the war. He didn’t expect to see Malfoy, as a dragon, guarding vaults. Sexy times ensue)

  • Please, Not a Ferret - by Elfflame (0.8k)
    Draco’s about to find out what his animagus form is.
    (And he prays that his animagus form isn’t a ferret)

  • The Wolf Pack - by HowDracoGotHisGrooveBack (14k)
    Nobody said achieving your animagus form was easy. Draco could handle being a wolf pup for a while, right? How bad could it be?
    (A story where two wolves regularly meet in the Forbidden Forest, yet neither of them know that the other is an animagus. Love, love, loved reading this story!)

  • Flight of the Draco Malfoy - by zionsstarfish (2k)
    The seventh years try their hands at Animagus Transfiguration.
    (Such a charming story! I loved how Harry is a Snidget because it’s just so unconventional and unique (if ya’ll don’t know what a Snidget is, it’s basically a a puffy little golden bird that was used in Quidditch, but they replaced it with the Snitch)) 

  • Unexpected, A Holiday Tail of Mistaken Identity - by amightypenguin (25k)
    After an accident involving a two year old and a wand, Harry much to his dismay is sent to Draco, who believes he’s caring for a pet. A large pet with a bad attitude.
    (DRACO IS THE MOST PRECIOUS AND LOVELY HUMAN BEING IN THIS STORY!!!! Like oh my god guys he’s the absolute sweetest, caring for injured horses (magical and non-magical) and goofing around with a Newfoundland and falling in love with its bumbling and adorable antics (but little does Draco know that the Newfoundland is actually Harry. shhhh))

  • The Kneazle Who Came for Christmas - by enchanted_jae (7k)
    Banished from his home during the holiday season with only his wand and the clothes he’s wearing, Draco has no choice but to take on his Animagus form and hope someone will take him in.
    (I was squeeling at how adorable Kneazle!Draco is. The little domestic snapshots between Kneazle!Draco and Harry were lovely and it was just such a fun story to read!)

  • The Owl Who Came for Christmas - by dracogotgame (17k)
    Draco has a debt to pay off, no matter what Potter thinks. And he has a Very Good Idea to go along with it. Things don’t go as planned.
    (A really nice, feel good story! Draco is definitely my favourite owl (soz Hedwig) and I love how happy Draco made Harry while he was in owl form)

  • Things That Seem - by Maeglin Yedi
    A potion gone wrong. A desperate wish. A new future. And a…horse?
    (A potions accident causes Harry to wake up in an alternate reality where he’s a horse animagus and currently dating Draco Malfoy?? And the ending, oh god the ending is what made me love this story even more because it just ties everything together)

  • The Haumiaroa Magical Society for the Conservation of Indigenous Wildlife - by  musamihi (15k)
    Harry escapes to New Zealand in search of privacy and relaxation, only to find himself caring for an injured (and ungrateful) kiwi chick. After releasing the bird into the wild, he’s more than a little surprised to find it waiting for him when he arrives in Peru for the second part of his vacation – and to discover that it can spell. Poorly.
    (Tired of being in the spotlight, Harry escapes to NZ and stumbles across (lol, he more collided than stumbled) a kiwi. I couldn’t help but grin at Kiwi!Draco’s poor attempt at spelling :D Lovely fic!)

  • He Was He and I Was Bunny - by bryoneybrynn (37k)
    The war is over and “eighth year” is about to begin at Hogwarts. But for Harry and Draco, nothing is quite the same. Harry’s looking for an escape, Draco’s looking for a friend. Does a little black bunny hold the answers for both of our boys?
    (Ahh this fic is one of my all time favourites! Bunny!Harry is so adorable, and I loved how Draco was able to relax and be himself around Bunny!Harry. But then the drama starts kicking in when Draco realises that the little Bunny he’s been caring for his Harry all along and arrggh, I won’t spoil anything more but this story is a must read!)

  • all you ever did was wreck me - by SailorChibi (10k)
    After the war, the Ministry decides to make a clean go of it and sentences all Death Eaters to death. After a year spent imprisoned beneath the Ministry, with his mother safely in France, his father dead and only the Aurors who hate him for “company”, Draco is waiting for his time to die.Harry gets to him first.
    (I burst into hysterics when I read that Harry was a ferret animagus - honestly, that’s the most ironic thing I’ve ever seen. A lovely story and definitely wants me wishing for more!)

  • Love Isn’t Easy - by Bam4Me (5k)
    The thing about letting someone find their animagus so early in life, is that it’s no longer an extension of yourself, it’s like telling your child to choose between human, and not.
    (This was awesome! Kitten!Harry is adorable and it’ll leave you smiling for days. And I loved that Harry communicated to Draco through legilimency while he was in this form)

  • Ain’t No Friend Of Mine - by (lettered) (33k)
    Draco has to face the truth of who he is. The truth has long hair and slobbers.
    (A captivating piece of work! I lived for snarky Draco and and his portrayal as a dog. The non-linear timeline worked really well. And the inner turmoil within Harry was so realistic and credible)

  • Endangered Familiar - by ravenpan (8k)
    After the war, all he wanted was some peace and quiet. What he got, was a penguin that brought the exact opposite
    (One of the most beautifully written fanfictions I have ever read! I loved how despite being a very cute and, in general, lighthearted fic, there was also a more emotional and serious side to it as well)

  • Wascally - by dysonrules (6k)
    Draco finds an ickle wounded birdy in the forest…
    (Sweet, funny and sexy! In which Draco finds a white dove in the Forbidden Forest and names it Harry…Oh if only Draco knew how ironic that name was)

  • Blind Faith - by SunseticMonster (21k)
    Don’t think of it as losing your sight. Think of it as gaining an Animagus who never quite learned the meaning of the word ‘boundaries’.
    (This story can never get enough hearts <333 Draco has been temporarily blinded from an attack in Diagon Alley. It’s now up to a friendly dog *cough*Harry*cough* to help guide him and investigate into the attack)
  • Jesse: So we were training today right? And so he tells me about this new deflect ability he has and I called bullshit and then he reflected a bullet so it shot off my belt buckle and knocked me on my ass! It was incredible!
  • Gabe: Jesse-
  • McCree: And THEN after that he was showing me some hand to hand combat and those leg knives of his? He activated one while going for what looked like a roundhouse kick but nearly sliced the dummies head off!
  • Gabe: Jesse please-
  • McCree: Afterwards we got together and he took his face-plate off in front of my for the first time. God, boss, he's so beautiful, I think I'm in love with-
  • Gabe: JESSE. As nice it is to hear you so happy IT IS THREE IN THE MORNING.
The origin and meaning of Yuuri Katsuki’s name

So, I just had the most interesting YOI conversation with my cousin, a Japanese student. Here’s what I learned about Yuuri Katsuki’s name:

1. His last name

In kanji, ‘Katsuki’ is written as ‘勝生’; the first character, 勝, means ‘victory’ or ‘to win’ but can also mean ‘winner’ (shall I say ‘victor’) if you add the right suffix. Now the second character, 生, means ‘student’. so Yuuri’s last name literally means ‘student of a winner’ or ‘student of a victor’. I think this speaks for itself and I could just end this post here, but there’s more.

2. His first name

Yuuri, ‘勇利’ in kanji; ‘勇’ means ‘bravery’ or ‘courage’ and ‘利’ means ‘benefit’, so his first name means ‘one, who benefits from courage/bravery’.
succeeds through courage?


tl;dr - Katsuki Yuuri means ‘student of a victor who benefits from courage’ and I think that is beautiful.

(special thanks to @did-you-say-food for telling me about this, you’re the best)

(I’m sure someone already analysed Yuuri’s name but I was so excited I just wanted to make a post about this with the information I got)

Outcast

Originally posted by fyeahmovies

Outcast

Beast!Adam x Reader

Note: Hi there! So um, this is my first imagine for this blog, but I’m no stranger to the art of x readering. I’ve been writing these for over a year now, I think. Anyway, Beauty and the Beast was always my favorite Disney movie as a kid, and I’ve already seen the new one twice. It’s amazing. So, here we are.

You had stumbled upon the enchanted castle about a month ago. Maybe less. Maybe it had been longer than that. It was so hard to keep track of time here. And though the place was odd and enchanted and sometimes scary, you couldn’t deny the beauty concealed in the darkness.

“Miss, the master is ready for dinner.” Mrs. Potts, one of the castle’s many enchanted caretakers rolled into your room on her cart. She was accompanied by her son, Chip.

“Tell him I’ll be down in a few minutes.” Madame Garderobe was currently in the process of pulling your hair into an intricate braid. “We’re kind of…in the middle of something here.”

“There’s no rushing beauty~” the wardrobe sang. Every time she belted her soprano notes, you feared a window would shatter.

The cart rolled out of the door and down the hall. A few minutes later, you were finally ready, dressed in a gorgeous pink gown. You hurried down the halls, down the stairs to the dining room, where the Beast was waiting for you.

“Sorry I’m late,” you breathed, taking your seat at the end of the table opposite him. “Garderobe decided to try something new with my hair.”

You could have sworn you saw a soft smile on his fur-covered face.

“It looks nice.” He stated and then paused. “You look nice.”

“Well, thank you.” A blush crept onto your cheeks. The two of you began to eat.

“You know, you’ve never seemed homesick in the time you’ve been here.” He pointed out.

“There’s nothing to miss. Not where I’m from.” You shook your head. A certain sadness waited behind your gaze. He raised an eyebrow. “I was kind of…outcast. I suppose that’s the best way to put it.”

“Why?”

“They thought I was too headstrong. They didn’t like a woman that couldn’t be controlled.” You shook your head. “Because I wasn’t married, I didn’t have access to the things men did. They expected me to cook and clean and bear children, but that’s…not what I want to do with my life. I want to be a doctor. They don’t think I’m educated enough.”

“That doesn’t seem right.”

“It’s not.” You shook your head. “It wasn’t. So I left. And I found this place.”

“Well, if it means anything…” He took a somewhat nervous breath. “You’ll never be an outcast so long as you’re here. You’ll always be welcome here.” When he peered into your eyes, you could tell he meant it. Emotion swept over you in a deep, warm wave. Tears filled your eyes and you couldn’t stop them from trickling down your cheeks.

The Beast stood up to come over to you at the same time you did. You practically ran to him, and while he was expecting the sting of a slap or rejection, what he received was something much different. It was a hug.

His eyes widened as he realized what had happened. You were standing there, your arms around his wide frame with tears dripping from your eyes. He looked down at you for a few moments before gingerly embracing you. His touches were tentative, careful. The last thing he wanted was for you to recoil in disgust, in fear of the monstrous creature he had become. Admittedly, it had been a long time since anyone had showed him affection, even something as simple as an embrace.

“I’m sorry if I said something wrong-” he began to apologize, unsure of the cause of your sudden emotional breakdown.

“I wish the people back home were like you.” Your voice was quiet, broken. You gripped him tightly, continuing to sob in relief, or perhaps in realization that you had finally found somewhere that accepted you for who you truly were. “Thank you.”

At your words, the Beast’s jaw dropped. And it was in that moment that he realized, like a whisper in the back of his mind: you had to be the one.