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welcome to vacant worlds - a place where you can find a perfect world/au setting for your story!

what’s a vacant world? it’s a world that’s got lots of worldbuilding stuff and some premises for a potential storyline or two or ten, but zero characters. and you kinda need characters to be able to tell a story, right? so. if you’ve got characters but not sure what setting would fit their story best, or what their story even is, you’ve come to the right place.

I’m a writer. I’ve got loads and loads and LOADS of stories begging me to write them, and those have characters and worlds and everything of their own. I actually don’t have any use for these vacant worlds - except that they are worlds, too, and they want to be witten, too. so what I’m trying to do here is give them their general outlines and set them out into the world in hopes that they meet with their intended author. this means that they are up for grabs - consider them writing prompts of sorts, just very detailed and thorough.

so please, feel free to use them as settings for your stories. any stories, really. fanfic? great! short story? awesome! a book? hells yeah! whatever characters or storylines you have in mind when you read the world’s description, I say go ahead.

you can create further details of the world on your own. you can shoot me a message and I’ll tell you more about the world you’ve chosen (in case I have those extra details). you don’t have to credit this blog in your work. if you want to share a story you’ve written using one of the vacant worlds - tag this blog or submit a link to your story, and I’ll be more than happy to reblog it here.

this is just a beginning for this blog, so here’s what I’m gonna do. I will be making posts about the worlds that come to me as soon as they come to me. it might be every other day or every other week - depends on the worlds, really. but hey. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one vacant worlds come to. this is why this blog is open to submissions. so if you’ve got worlds sitting about in the dusty dark corners of your mind/notebook/documents folder and you’ve got no use for them - drop them off here. I’ll post them on this blog so that they can begin their journey towards their intended author.

every world deserves to be written!

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Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton’s children in their father’s films ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (2010), ‘Dark Shadows’ (2012) and ‘Big Eyes’ (2014)

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tried out those kind of edits for the first time and had super much fun doing them! I’ll definitely do more of them in the future :D

Screenshots from: WHO’S MORE LIKELY TO…? // Valentines Special //

(srsly this video is just too cute, if you haven’t seen it and got 15 minutes spare time rn go watch it!)

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More Billy Batson headcanons

- Billy really likes lightening storms. He hated them before but after his powers they put him at ease. The lightening is always lowkey attracted to him and the atmosphere around him is electric and tingly and makes his hair is always on end. But it resonates with the magic inside and makes him feel powerful even as Billy.

- The magic it takes to transform into Captain Marvel starts to drain on Billy after a while. He doesn’t notice as Cap, but the bigger the fights with or longer periods spent as in his alter ego, the more exhausted and achy Billy feels after. The magic draws energy from his soul, his very being. It wears him out. It’s only noticeable after he stays in his magical form for 6+ hours.

- While in his human form, Billy cannot use any of Captain Marvel’s magic, It’s there but unless he transforms, he’s just human. But! As a human he has a much, much higher affinity for learning magic because he has this incredibly powerful magic bound to his soul. At some point in his early teens, he decides it would be good for him to learn some basic magic as himself. He trains a bit with Zatanna and other magic users and while it comes very easy to him, he never really practices it and doesn’t use it all that much. He prefers doing stuff on his own.

- Billy was orphaned at age 4 and kicked out of his house by his uncle shortly after. He bounced between a caring, but ultimately weary and run down orphanage and a few foster homes for the next few years. He usually got thrown out of the foster homes because Billy was “"aggressive”“ for defending weaker kids and didn’t conform to the foster parents’ grateful standards. Decided around age 7/8 that he’d had enough and went to streets, mostly just hid and searched for work/food. Got his powers around age 9, inducted into the League as Marvel around age 10, his identity was revealed a little less than a year later when he’s 11.

- Billy almost always knows what’s going down in Fawcett City. He’s developed a network of homeless kids/adults who trust him and will usually give Billy information because he’s nice/gets them food whenever possible (and not just because he needs info, Billy generally gives away most of the money/food he earns only keeping enough to survive). In fact, Billy is so good with getting information out of the city’s homeless and getting a read on the city, other Leaguer’s will "rent” his services. Let him crash at your place with a little food and in a few days, he’ll know the ins and outs of your homeless population. They’ve uncovered many an evil plot before it occurred because Billy knew how to talk to people. The Leaguer jokingly calls them his “Irregulars”. But Billy doesn’t work for free, if you use his services, you’ll be giving as big a donation as you can afford to your city’s homeless. Billy figures he’s getting info from them, they might as well benefit.

- The League wants to help out when they find out about Billy but he refuses to most of the help. He only accepts what he needs to survive and only when he really needs it. He claims it isn’t fair for all the other homeless kids who don’t have the powers and friends that he has. So he stays in his abandoned building and works three jobs to make money. But the League puts their foot down that he must go to school (with Clark/Diana using aliases as “foster parents” in case there’s a problem) and he must come to the Watchtower/someone’s house when the temperature drops below a certain level and there’s a chance he might freeze to death.

- Billy loses one of his last baby teeth while hanging at the Watchtower and doesn’t understand why everyone is freaking out. He’d told he needs to put it under his pillow and the tooth fairy will come. He rolls his eyes but does it anyway and wakes up to find the equivalent of $100,000 in cash, checks and stones/metals. He returns it with an annoyed face. Diana holds onto the tooth cause it’s cute, Bruce puts all the money into a trust for Billy’s future.

- On average, Billy can only sleep for about 2-4 hours of sleep at a time. He’s living in an abandoned building slightly out of the way. The perfect stow-away for runaways and the homeless. Billy has learned to be paranoid and vigilant and awake at the slightest noise either due to animals, screams for help, or people breaking into his building for a place to sleep or, worse, to steal his meager possessions. Billy will usually let people stay one night but he needs the privacy as Captain Marvel. This lack of sleep really wears Billy down and it becomes noticeable. The League intervenes and puts up quiet interventions to keep people out, giving Billy his privacy and, finally, a decent night’s sleep.

- Despite being a kid, Billy actually takes pretty good care of himself and his surroundings. He’s not perfect but he very rarely leaves messes or indulges in a lot of junk food. He knows he’s too thin and not getting all the nutrients he needs so he tries to eat as healthy as possible. He hates greens but he knows they’re good for him. Plus he’s used to having so little, he treats all his possessions and everyone else’s with great respect. He’s homeless but not a slob, he always keeps his area clean. They love when Marvel’s on monitor duty, he doesn’t leave a mess and things are usually straightened up a little.

- Before his identity was discovered, Billy was working 3, sometimes more, jobs on and off into order to earn scraps of money for food and essentials. He didn’t go to school and instead worked all day and spent his free time at the Library trying to keep up on his studies. He only kept a fraction of his earnings, he drops off most at his former orphanage to feed the other kids and the rest he hands out to people in need. Almost every homeless persona has received money/food from Billy at some point. He only keeps enough he needs to survive which is usually not enough. The League intervenes, makes him go to school and gives him a small stipend so he can always get a proper meal. He still works when he can and most of that money he gives away

-  Billy is one of those people who when he gets sleepy gets really honest. Like just word vomit all the things he’s hiding, as both Captain Marvel and Billy. When the League is worried about him, they make him stay up a little later and then pump him for information about what’s bothering him. Billy caught on and made sure to never sleep around them. It was a massive breach of trust that took a long time to forgive, but he never forgot and always makes his own bedtimes.

- Bruce started looking into Captain Marvels’ identity only a few months after the Big Red Cheese hit the scene, long before he was considered for the League. There was something off about the magic man and Bruce wanted to know what it was. it took him longer than expected to get any info on the Captain but once he knew, he was not happy to find the hero a homeless little boy. Batman dropped in on him a couple of times, offering to get the kid into a foster home, provide him with a home. Hell Bruce even offered to take him in himself but Billy refused everything. Eventually Bruce recommended and expedited Cap’s acceptance into the League. He couldn’t stop the kid from doing what he believed his right but he’d make sure Billy had back-up.  

an excerpt from my journal - things i’ve learned from 2017 so far:

1. Rejection hurts but how you deal with it is more revealing than the fact that you got rejected in the first place.

2. Practicing gratitude for the small things helps.

3. I’m always improving, even if i can’t see it myself.

4. Self-care is important and self hatred is futile. However the act of not hating myself can be difficult. So baby steps are necessary.

5. Getting nice and thoughtful little surprises for people out of the blue is so fun and makes me feel fantastic.

6. Sometimes it can feel like there is so much hatred in the world that it’s utterly hopeless. However, it’s times like these where the goodness, compassion, and altruism of complete strangers coming together for support shines a small beacon of hope that says ‘hatred does not have all the power.’

7. If a friend offers you their shoulder to cry on, take it. It’s okay, maybe even good, to be your authentic self around people you trust. I’m referring to in times of depression here. Opening up to the right friends can feel safe. Moreover, the decision to cut ties with friends who made you feel bad about yourself, alone, and a burden? That was a good decision. And it’s funny how people will suddenly appreciate your value when you walk away and don’t look back. 

8. Scary films are kind of fun. And in a weird, backwards, sort of way they are a good way of getting a quick fix of perspective. If demons aren’t hiding in my basement in the form of a possessed psychotic baby, i’m probably going to be okay. 

9. It doesn’t count as ‘giving myself a break’ if i spend the whole time beating myself up for having a break.

10. I should stick to my guns about what i believe is right. I’m young and have a lot to learn and understand, but i’m not naive or ignorant and my opinions are valid and persuasive because they come from a place of fundamental compassion and empathy, and a belief that we should always try to help those who are less fortunate if we are in a position of privilege. 

11. I’m not a fraud even though i often feel like i am. 

12. I’m not as alone as my brain tells me i am. 

13. It’s not going to help me to reject how vividly i feel everything. Instead i should learn to use it to fuel creativity and compassion.

14. One person’s success does not diminish another person’s progress. Stop comparing your journey to other people’s.

15. Don’t underestimate the value of a deep intake of cold, fresh, air.

16. Plants die if you care too much and over water them. Apply this to your work.

17. Time slows down by at least 50% at night when you are the only one awake.

18. Being so goal orientated that you don’t let yourself be happy until you have achieved said goal is not a healthy mindset. You need to give yourself permission to live in the meantime and enjoy what you can. Learn to stop and smell the roses. 

1d as cures for insomnia...
  • Harry : lights up some candles (a lot of candles), puts on some new age music, and stands in the middle of your bedroom, showing you how to do the camel pose. Is good sleep a person, is it a place, is it an emotion? Who knows.
  • Niall : takes you out to a pub, makes you laugh until you're crying and gets you a little drunk. There's nothing a few beers in good company can't cure.
  • Louis : drags you to a club, then hits you up for some good old fashioned Mortal Kombat if you're still on your feet when you get back. If you're not snoring as soon as your head hits the pillow, you just haven't partied hard enough.
  • Liam : makes you some hot cocoa before putting on Toy Story with the sound way down low, wraps an arm around your back, a comfy blanket over your lap, and lets you cuddle up to him on the couch, getting soothed by the low rumbling in his chest evrrytime he tries to keep his laughter down. No matter how much you want to stay awake you're asleep in 10mn flat.

anonymous asked:

Would you be willing to share some of your thoughts about Yuri's motivation over the rings, at least? I'd be curious to read your thoughts especially since that scene in particular has a lot of cultural terminology and background that doesn't translate perfectly for International audiences to begin with.

This is a hard one because, as you wrote, I think there are cultural differences especially regarding the concept of “omamori” (protective charms).

First of all it would be very useful to read this interesting and complete post about “omamori”. Although regarding the part about the rings being round and that symbolizing a bond I’m not sure, I think that might be reading too deeply. At the end there’s also my comment on the meaning of the word “omajinai”, which is also not that easy to translate…

This said, the rest under the cut. Of course this is just my personal interpretation based on the Japanese dialogues in the anime and partly on interviews (I think it doesn’t even clash with the “soulmates” thing in the interview from CREA). All quotes from the dialogues are translated by me and do not use the English sub/dub. I am translating “omamori” as “protective charm”.

Warning: it’s kind of long and has pictures because if I don’t explain it thoroughly it might be hard to get my point across.

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Meanwhile, Molly

(Or: More Things That People Think Make Sherlock Canonically Straight But They Really Really Don’t)

Allow me to address one more incredibly beautiful part of Sherlock (and then I’ll stop overusing the word “beautiful”, sorry, I just loved series four): Let’s talk about what is the point of Molly Hooper.

I’ve always sympathised with Molly, but I admit that from a literary point of view, I didn’t quite get her. If she was a love interest for Sherlock, why would the story not revolve more around her? But if she wasn’t a love interest, where was her character going? Why was she there in the first place? It didn’t feel Moffat-y sound. (And yes, I just made that expression up.) 

But looking back on all four series, the intention of Molly’s character actually becomes pretty clear. In a nutshell: At any given moment of the show, Molly is an indicator of John Watson’s feelings towards Sherlock. (No really, let me show you.) 

Originally posted by acrossthestarx

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast reading the script for the first time