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Clement Moore
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Starbucks Not a creature was stirring or causing a ruckus; The CDs were placed on the counter with care, In hopes that Clement Moore soon would be there; The baristas were busy arranging the breads; While visions of steaming milk danced in their heads; And the barista in her apron, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s chat, When out on the street there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter. Away to the counter I flew like a flash, Tore open the pastry case, knocked over the trash. The moon on the crest of the sidewalks and lights, Put espresso and lattes and scones in my sights, When what did my eyes see out the front door, But a miniature sleigh where there sat Clement Moore! Clement C. Moore went up to the counter, And he spoke in a voice that grew so much louder. More rapid than eagles his orders they came, And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:  “Now, Lattes! now, Espresso! now, Teavana Iced Teas! On, Frappes! on, Cocoa! on, Eggnog lattes! To the end of the counter! to the seats by the wall! Now ventis! now grandes! now coffee for all!” As leaves that before the espresso machine fly, When they meet with soy milk, and mount to the sky; So up to the blenders the baristas they flew With cups full of coffee, and Clement Moore, too- And then, in a twinkling, I saw in a flash The drinks were all done with naught but a crash. As I drew in my head, and was just sitting down, Clement Moore walked up with a leap and a bound. He was dressed all in wool, from his feet to his vest, And he had Starbucks’ logo displayed on his chest, A bundle of drinks he held on a tray, And he looked like a barista just starting his day. His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!  His drinks filled our noses, his scone had a cherry!  His box full of muffins was drawn up with a bow,  And the whipped cream on his drink was as white as the snow;  The stump of a straw he held tight in his teeth,  And the juice had now covered the whole floor beneath;  He had a latte and a mug of cappuccino  That shook when he laughed, like the coast with El Niño.  He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old poet,  And I laughed when I saw him, though I was eating a donut;  A wink of his eye and a twist of his head  Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;  He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,  And bought all the CDs; then turned with a jerk,  And slurping the last of his huge cup of joe,  And giving a nod, out the door he did go;  He sprang to the sidewalk, to the barista he waved,  And about the great service he continued to rave. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of view—  “Happy Christmas to all, I bought coffee for you!”
ALL OF PASSENGER'S SONGS

PASSENGER MASTERPOST

These are all of Passenger’s songs as of feb 2014 for those of you who wanted to listen to him without having to hunt down so many songs, reblog and help a brother out

They are in order (oldest to newest)

Wicked Man’s Rest:

1. Wicked Man’s Rest

2. Night Vision Binoculars

3. Things You’ve Never Done

4. Girl I Once Knew

5. Do What You Like

6. Needle In The Dark

7. Four Horses

8. You’re On My Mind

9. For You

10. Walk In The Rain

11. Table For One

Wide Eyes Blind Love:

1. The Last Unicorn

2. What Will Become Of Us

3. I See Love

4. Rainbows

5. Caravan

6. Wide Eyes

7. Underwater Bride

8. Starlings

9. Blind Love

10. Snowflakes

Divers & Submarines:

1. Community Centre

2. Fairytales & Firesides

3. Divers & Submarines

4. Facebook

5. House On A Hill

6. Two Tales

7. Intacto

8. Brick Walls

9. Crows In Snow

Flight of the Crow:

1. Month Of Sundays (ft. Brian Campeau & Elana Stone)

2. What You’re Thinking (feat. Josh Pyke)

3. Shape Of Love (ft. Boy & Bare)

4. The One You Love (ft. Kate Miller-Heidke)

5. Golden Thread (ft. Matt Corby)

6. Rivers (ft. Lior)

7. Travelling Song (ft. Gabrielle Huber & Cameron Potts)

8. The Girl Running (ft. Jess Chalker)

9. Diamonds (ft. Simon R. Beckleman)

10. Bloodstains (ft. Katie Noonan)

11. Flight Of The Crow (ft. Josh Pyke, Lior, Katie Noonan, Boy & Bear and Jess Chalker)

[I thought since this was his most popular album I didn’t need to write down all of the songs, but here are his full “All the Little Lights” albums]

All The Little Lights – Deluxe Album

All The Little Lights – Acoustic Album

Extras:

Stray Dog

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Homeward Bound

Whispers

Rolling Stones

Travelling Alone

Riding To New York

Sunday Night Videos:

Heart’s On Fire Ft. Ed Sheeran

Staring At The Sky

Settled

A Thousand Matches (ft. Isobel Anderson & Stu Larsen)

The Way That I Need You (ft. The Once)

Golden Leaves (ft. The Palatine Quartet)

Stolen Toys (ft David C. Clements & Úna Monaghan)

I’ll Be Your Man (ft.Emma Stevens, Jack Williams and Stu Larsen)

The Way It Goes (w/ Will And The People)

A-Z questions about meee

Thank you @acourtofhopeanddreams for tagging me! These question things are so fun haha
A - Age: 18😋
B - Birthplace: San Clemente, California🌞
C - Current Time: 7:20 am
D - Drink You Had Last: Arizona ice tea
E - Easiest Person To Talk to:everyone I talk to on tumblr is so easy to talk to, you all are such wonderful people. Other wise my best friend. I can tell her anything and she never has once judged me or not supported me.
F - Favorite song. Poison and Wine by The Civil Wars .
G - Grossest Memory: hmm probably when I vomited in my grandmas car and we were on a road where there wasn’t anything for like 2 hours. So I couldn’t change.
H - Horror Yes Or No: Yesssss
I - In Love? Nope. I have been before but not anymore. Hoping to find that special someone.
J - Jealous Of People? I’m not the jealous type, I’m a very laid back don’t give a f*** kinda person when it comes to that .I get more of like anxiety and worry that someone might leave me rather than being jealous of a bf leaving me for some girl they hang out with, but that’s something I more keep to myself I’m jealous of the rich tho lol who isn’t ?
K - Killed Someone? I enjoy playing Asassians Creed on my Xbox 1 but that’s the only killing I do lol
L - Love at First Sight or Should I Walk Past Again? I wouldn’t say love at first sight but I definitely can meet someone and want to date them. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t look at looks first, I love the personality of people, so after we talk when I first meet them then maybe.
M - Middle Name: Nicole
N - Number of Siblings: i have two older half brothers from my birth mom and her first husband, then a younger half sister from my step mom and dad.
O - One Wish: I want to marry someone who always puts me first and loves me for me + my problems and all and have children.
P - Person I Called Last: my best friend, her car broke down and she had to wait for a tow so she called me to chat.
Q - Question You’re Always Asked: “Are you okay?, you look sad?“( I’m not sad I’m tried 😂)
R - Reason to Smile: Life. There are so many things in life that give me a reason to smile. My friends and family. The future I have worked hard for and given myself. Find something in your life worth smiling for and once you have it, never let it go.
S - Song You Last Sang: say you won’t let go by James Arthur in my car on the way home from school yesterday. ” I knew I loved you then,But you’d never know. Cause I played it cool when I was scared of letting go. I know I needed you"
T - Time You Woke Up: 7 am, unless I tire myself and go to bed super late I usually wake at 7 am
U - Underwear Color: a deep red 💋
V - Vacation: I’m planning a trip to Hawaii on a cruise 🌸 but dream vacation is to travel through Scotland Ireland and England
W - Worst Habit: I have a habit of always being super early to things( anxiety and paranoia) sometimes it’s good but not always cuz I have to sit in my car for 10-15 mins. I always over think that if I don’t leave I’ll be late so I’ll leave and end up being way to early.
X - Xrays: I got a few of them. Might have had one when I was a baby and got my tonsils and adenoids removed but idk. Other than that I’ve never broken a bone or needed one.
Y - Your Favorite Food: 🍣 SUSHIIIII
Z - Zodiac Sign: Lio 🦁 rawr

I tag the last few followers I had 😋 @nestaxarchxeron @iwishtobebritish @kick-starts @dream-another-sunset @spoof-me @abookbum

Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens)

…a brilliant species of broad-winged damselfly (Calopterygidae) which can be found throughout Eurasia from the Atlantic coast all the way to Lake Baikal and north-western China. It also occurs in the British Isles. Banded Demoiselles occur in many types of freshwater habitats, and are known to be particularly common in open running water bodies like streams and small rivers. Like all damselflies, banded demoiselles are predatory and will feed on a range of small flying insects. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Odonata-Zygoptera-Calopterygidae-Calopteryx-C. splendens

Image: Clement Bardot

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Chelsie Christmas Challenge

Hello, All!

Two years ago, I started working on an alphabetical list of Chelsie Christmas prompts, but I ended up doing only 5 of 26 letters.  I’m going to try again this year.  I can’t promise any better results than last time, but I’ll try my best.  I’m going to pick up where I left off and try to get through the rest of the alphabet.  You can find my prompt responses on fanfiction.net: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10863838/1/A-Very-Chelsie-Christmas.  The five chapters from two years ago are already there, but I’ll be adding more throughout December.

I’d like to propose something to all of you: join me - please!  Anyone and everyone.  Writers, artists, crafters, digital photo and video wizards.  I’m including a list of 26 prompts, but please don’t feel as if you need to do every single one.  Take a look through the list and see what inspires you.  The prompts are meant very loosely; they’re intended to spark ideas and not to limit creativity in any way.  If you draw one doodle, delightful!  If you write one drabble, fantastic!  If you manipulate one photo, wonderful!  If you compose one video, great!  Maybe one single prompt will spark a longer story.  Perhaps a few prompts will inspire a series of paintings.  I’m just asking (pleading?), and in my mind, whatever results is a bonus.  I know that this is a busy season for everyone, so if my little invitation yields anything at all, I’ll be grateful.

Also, this challenge is open to folks from other fandoms/ships.  If anyone else would like to take the prompt list and use all or part(s) of it, please do!

And it doesn’t have to be canon.  Period AU, modern AU, a one-shot in an existing AU, anything at all.

I want to be clear: this is just for fun!  I would never want to add to anyone’s stress at this time of year.  So I’ll state explicitly: there are no demands, no rules, no deadlines, no restrictions at all.  Do only what will make you happy.

And let’s use a tag.  If you post something on Tumblr, please tag your contribution #Chelsie Christmas Challenge.  Sound good?  That way we can all find it easily.  Thanks in advance!  You people are the best!

Oh, and even if you don’t plan to participate, I would appreciate your reblogging this post to help spread the word.

 

December 1 - A

Avent - expectations or preparations for Christmas

December 2 - B

Baking - cookies, cakes, pies, or whatever your sweet tooth is hankering for!

December 3 – C

Cozy Fire - cuddled up by a cozy fire, a house fire, a bonfire, or chestnuts roasting on an open fire - you decide!

December 4 - D

Dashing - through the snow, away with a smoothing iron, or maybe even a dashing hero

December 5 - E

Egg nog - making it, drinking it, sharing it, spilling it, ruining it - take your pick

December 6 - F

Father Christmas - or Santa Claus, or Kris Kringle, or Sinterklaas, or Christkindl, or St. Nick

December 7- G

Gifts - buying, giving, receiving, peeking, accidentally finding - up to you!

December 8 - H

Holly and Ivy - something involving the festive, decorative plants (or two women named Holly and Ivy, if you wish)

December 9 - I

Ice - slipping, sliding, skating, cracking; or for putting in drinks; or for reducing the swelling on bruises, twisted ankles, or sprained wrists - possibly after slipping on ice in the first place - get creative!

December 10 - J

Jingle Bells - sleigh bells, alarm bells, bells in the servants’ hall, church bells …

December 11 - K

Kids - something involving little ones

December 12 - L

Laughter - joyful noise!

December 13 - M

Music - Christmas Carols, church hymns, singing, dancing, playing instruments - whatever suits your fancy!

December 14 - N

Nighttime - what might happen on a cold winter’s night - blankets, cocoa, warm socks and pj’s, reading books by a roaring fire?

December 15 - O

Over the River and Through the Woods - a journey in the snow or ice or just the cold

December 16 - P

Pudding - Christmas pudding, plum pudding, Yorkshire pudding, or any dessert at all

December 17 - Q

Question - someone pops the question - or asks a question, any question

December 18 - R

Reading - could be Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol or Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”) or anything you like

December 19 - S

Stocking(s) - hanging, stuffing, unstuffing …

December 20 - T

Tree - choosing a tree, trimming a tree, or anything about a tree

December 21 - U

Under the Mistletoe - smooching! - or not, if you want to be mean

December 22 - V

Velvet - ribbons, bows, dresses, someone’s voice …

December 23 - W

Weather - “outside is frightful,” or “walking in a winter wonderland,” or it could be ridiculously, unacceptably warm outside

December 24 - X

X-mas Eve - really, what else could I have done with X?

December 25 - Y

Yule - Merry Christmas!

December 26 - Z

Zany - and now we have Z left over for Boxing Day, so go crazy - anything you want!

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Denslow’s Night Before Christmas (1902); pages 20 & 28.

From the de Grummond Children’s Literature Books collection.  Written by Clement C. Moore; created and illustrated by William Wallace [W.W.] Denslow in 1902. Published in Chicago by M.A. Donohue in 1902.                  


Destiel: Christmas Rec List

All I Want for Christmas G (Word Count:  1,277)

It’s Christmas Eve at the Winchester house, but Castiel only wants one thing

Angels We Have Heard On High T and Up  (Word Count:  3,705)

Dean loves holidays and holiday traditions, and he shows Cas the fun of craft fairs and decorating Christmas trees, and Christmas caroling.

A Very Destiel Christmas  T and Up  (Word Count:  3,388)

Castiel, unaware that the Winchester’s don’t celebrate Christmas, tries to spend the holiday with his family. After a few eggnogs and a lot of conversation his true feelings are expressed to his closest friend.

Bubbly  T and Up  (Word Count:  9,123)

Dean and Castiel find themselves with a night to kill as Sam heads to the Big Apple for New Year’s Eve, so Dean decides to treat the angel to a night out at the local bar. Sure, Earth sucks most of the time, but heaven doesn’t have champagne and fireworks.
(Destiel, holiday shmoop, fluffiness all around)

But it’s Christmas!  T and Up  (Word Count:  2,522)

Part of the Supernatural Team Free Will Secret Santa on Tumblr.

Dean and Cas are art students living in New York trying to figure out what they’re going to do for Christmas.

Calm and Bright  NC-17 (Word Count:  1,282)

A family Christmas with the Winchesters! Dean, Cas, and their 4 year old daughter Mary spend Christmas Eve with Sam, Jess, and their two sons. Very fluffy and a little smutty. Happy Holidays!

Candy Cane Lane  NC-17  (Word Count:  11,502)

“Honestly, Sammy, if you only invited me for the holidays because you needed my decoration expertise, you had only to ask”

Dean spends Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the weeks between with Sam, Jess, and their new house on Candy Cane Lane.
& also, apparently, their next door neighbor, Castiel, who lets slip that “Candy Cane Lane” isn’t just the name of their street.
It’s a responsibility.

Easy, Lucky, Free  M  (Word Count:  11,566)

Obligatory holiday fic in which Dean encounters a cute boy in a coffee shop, and he even stays for Christmas.

Finding Christmas  T and Up  (Word Count:  5,898)

Dean snaps his headphones in place over his ears and drops his iPod into his shirt pocket. He is not going to listen to Christmas music here in the bunker. He is not going to buy presents. He is not going to hang stockings, and he most definitely, without a doubt, is not going to help decorate a Christmas tree.

Handcuffs  NC-17  (Word Count:  29,644)

Christmas is two days away, and Dean is losing his mind–literally. Unable to disappoint his parents any further, Dean kidnaps Castiel Novak and forces him to play the role of his boyfriend.

(Have You Been)  Naughty or Nice  NC-17  (Word Count:  1,632)

Cas and Dean exchange their own gifts in the wee early hours of Christmas Day.

I Heard the Bells  T and Up  (Word Count:  8,290)

Cas wants to have a first Christmas with all the traditions and stuff Christmas brings, but he wants to do it Winchester style. Dean, on the other hand, is coming to terms with his feelings for Cas and is attempting to not be a Scrooge. In the end, Christmas turns out to be one of the best they’ve had in a long time.

The Holiday   M  (Word Count:  30,315)

Castiel and Sam are unlucky in both life and love, so they swap houses for the holidays. Both find the experience highly…interesting.   (Lots of Sabriel as well)

Holiday Rituals  NC-17  (Word Count:  3,650)

Castiel is home to start a three-week vacation. Dean is also home and has gotten into the rum a bit early. Also, Christmas exploded on their house.

Holiday Souvenirs  NC-17  (Word Count:  43,197)

A crossover AU loosely based on the film The Holiday with Sam and Gabriel where Sam and Castiel swap houses for a month. Sam ends up next door to Gabriel, a widower with two young girls, and Castiel ends up sharing a house with Dean. Shenanigans, obviously, ensue.

The Holy Tide  M  (Word Count:  4,416)

In retrospect, Dean blames Sam, kind of. He confesses to hanging the mistletoe during the Christmas dinner, complaining that no one – with a pointed look at Dean – made use of it. Dean has left him in the charge of the eggnog because someone competent had to take care of the ham (they really are pulling all the stops this year and it makes Dean’s heart sing. Or maybe he actually hums Mariah Carey over mashed potatoes.)

In which the extended Winchester family celebrates Christmas and good things happen.

Honoring the Mistletoe   NC-17  (Word Count:  6,564)

Dean recruits Castiel to help give Sam a Christmas to remember. In the process, he introduces Castiel to the joys of the holiday and discovers that there is some truth to the ideology behind an angel’s halo.

King Frost   M  (Word Count:  34,040)

The Frost King will kiss the unwary at the first frost of winter and then take them to his palace and make them his slave. But it’s sooo way more fluffy than that. Just a Christmas fic from me to you. Base on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, with other fairy tale themes mixed in.

Joy to the World (the End is Near)   T and Up  (Word Count:  11,897)

With the apocalypse looming ever closer, the last thing Dean wants to do is stop and celebrate Christmas. Despite growing more and more human every day, Castiel makes it his mission to get Dean into the holiday spirit.

If Kisses Were Snowflakes  T and Up  (Word Count:  17,153)

When Cas’s holiday plans fall through, Dean is all too happy to invite him along to Sam and Jess’s for Christmas. What he doesn’t take into account is how much Christmas seems to suit his best friend, what with the lights making Cas’s eyes more beautiful, the themed sweaters making him cuter than he already is, how his cold hands are in permanent need of warming, and - yes, it’s going to take everything Dean has not to kiss him senseless under the mistletoe.

Let Me Take You Far Away (You’d Like a Holiday)  NC-17  (Word Count:  4,641)

Dean and Cas spend the whole week going through holidays and human traditions.

The Most Important Human Experience    NC-17  (Word Count:  3,789)

Dean wants to celebrate Christmas and Castiel doesn’t see the point until Dean lets his reasons slip.

Mothball Theory  T and Up  (Word Count:  2,285)

In which dean delivers Castiel some groceries and they’re cute with each other. bonus: it’s Christmas time and Castiel is very festive. fluff. 

Muggle Holiday  M  (Word Count:  2,414)

Dean has invited Castiel to come home with him, to the muggle world, for the Christmas holiday.

Nine Times We Met (And One Christmas We Parted)  NC-17  (Word Count:  58,400)

On the last day of school before Christmas vacation, Mr. Castiel Quinn discovers that one of his young students has smuggled male pornography into the classroom. Upon being told that the photos belong to the boy’s uncle, Castiel vows to himself that he will keep the other man’s preferences a secret. It’s 1947; a man experiencing attraction to another man or fantasising about his sexual touch are transgressive faults, which could potentially result in imprisonment - or worse. But then the uncle walks in. The photos are of him: Dean Winchester, a rogue with an empty pocket and a child to feed. Castiel doesn’t know it yet, but his life is never going to be the same again. Years pass between chance meetings, but even though they live their lives apart, Dean and Castiel’s story is proof that absence truly does make the heart grow fonder.

Warnings:  Major Character Death

Peace And Good Luck To All Men  T and Up  (Word Count: 31,366)

Christmas in the Milton household was difficult enough without the added complication of guests- and if Luke and Gabriel placing bets on who can get with Sam first wasn’t bad enough, then Cas developing a ridiculous crush on his sister’s boyfriend definitely is.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace  T and Up  (Word Count:  41,674)

Dean wants to have a nice, peaceful Christmas for once, but it seems like the universe won’t let him.

The Supernatural Night Before Christmas  T and Up (Word Count: 644)

A Supernatural bastardization of Clement C. Moore’s classic holiday tale.

Comments:  This is absolutely adorable.

Ugly Sweater!Verse  NC-17  (Word Count: 193,029)

If they really go back and think about it… it all started with a tree. A Christmas tree, that is. Castiel is human now, and the apocalypse is not only over, it’s been averted. Sam’s away at NYU, finally finishing law school, and Dean’s stuck in what is probably the most awkward situation of his life. He’s not exactly sure how he ended up sharing a flat with Cas in Media, Pennsylvania, but he does know the curious would-be angel is sort of derailing his plans for a life of decadence and booze. Cas is trying to make the best of his humanity by exploring human holidays. Dean can’t exactly complain because he’s pretty much the reason Cas got his wings clipped in the first place.

Dean didn’t actually want to fall in love, but how was he supposed to know it would all start with a goddamn tree?

Walking in a Winter Wonderland  M  (Word Count:  2,621)

Come along with Cas and Dean as they go on a holiday adventure!

White Winter Hymnal   NC-17  (Word Count:  25,450)

Dean hates Christmas, which is why he’s hiding away in a café late at night on Christmas Eve. He never expected to find Castiel there.

25 Days of Christmas:  Holiday Fluff  T and Up

This is holiday fluff, pure and simple. It is Christmas on repeat. It is a hunter and his family. It is crappy Christmas songs shared with eggnog and twinkling lights. It is what happens when an insecure man has nothing to lose because it will all just happen again tomorrow. So, he might as well be happy, right? Nebulous timeline in the bunker.

I hope you all enjoy and hopefully do not throw up Christmas ornaments and candy canes from all the freaking fluff and holiday cheer in these fics.  Have a happy holiday!

since you’re doing rabbits next, i wanted to add some useful information about rabbit buttholes! 

Because rabbits are identified as unclean and unsuitable for consumption in the Bible, early and medieval Christians often associated them with deviant and sinful behavior. Clement of Alexandria (c. 150-215) wrote in his treatise Christ the Educator:

“As regards the hare, legend claims that it needs to void excrement only once a year, and possesses as many anuses as the years it has lived.”

I also made a printed fabric of rabbits from medieval marginalia, as seen here on my tumblr. I wanted to share it with one of the small and specific sets of people who might appreciate it. cheers!

 I don’t know what I can add to this, but I guess tune in tomorrow to find out?