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King George V and Queen Mary

In December 1891, Mary became engaged to her second cousin once removed, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the eldest son of King Edward VIII then Prince of Wales.

The choice of Mary as bride for the Albert Victor owed much to Queen Victoria’s fondness for her, as well as to her strong character and sense of duty. However, Albert Victor died six weeks later, in a recurrence of the worldwide 1889–90 influenza pandemic.

Albert Victor’s brother, Prince George, Duke of York, now second in line to the throne, evidently became close to May during their shared period of mourning, in letters declaring their love for one another. In May 1893, George proposed, and May accepted. They were soon deeply in love, and their marriage was a success. George wrote to Mary every day they were apart and, unlike his father, never took a mistress

The latest Spencer Hastings family update
  • Alex is her twin sister
  • Melissa is her half sister
  • Charlotte was also her half sister and was her half brother before transition
  • Jason is her half brother/cousin
  • Ali is her first cousin
  • Ali’s twins are her first cousins once removed
  • Peter is her father
  • Mary is her birth mom
  • Veronica is adoptative mother/step mother
  • Ian was her brother-in-law
  • Taylor was her niece
  • Jessica was her aunt
The Umbrella Stand

September 1994 - Grimmauld Place

The old Black family home is silent and gloomy. A young, purple-haired auror stands awkwardly in the doorway.

She hesitates at the echoing silence.

Tonks moves to explore further, but stumbles suddenly.

A pair of moth-eaten velvet curtains fly apart and a piercing screech echoes through the dark hallway.

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Favourite Couples Spam

King George V and Queen Mary

In December 1891, Mary became engaged to her second cousin once removed, Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the eldest son of King Edward VIII then Prince of Wales.

The choice of Mary as bride for the Albert Victor owed much to Queen Victoria’s fondness for her, as well as to her strong character and sense of duty. However, Albert Victor died six weeks later, in a recurrence of the worldwide 1889–90 influenza pandemic.

Albert Victor’s brother, Prince George, Duke of York, now second in line to the throne, evidently became close to May during their shared period of mourning, in letters declaring their love for one another. In May 1893, George proposed, and May accepted. They were soon deeply in love, and their marriage was a success. George wrote to Mary every day they were apart and, unlike his father, never took a mistress

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Agnès Varda b.  30 May, 1928

Varda was born Arlette Varda to Greek and French parents. She is the first cousin once removed of the painter Jean Varda who was the subject of her 1967 documentary Uncle Yanco

In 1954, eschewing the more conventional career path of camera assistant working their way up to director, Varda shot her first film La Pointe Courte. The film was screened at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival and is considered a precursor to the French New Wave film movement causing Varda to be dubbed “the grandmother of New Wave” despite the fact that many of the New Wave directors were her contemporaries. 

Her 1962 film Cléo de 5 à 7 competed for the Palme d’or at the Cannes Film Festival. For her 1965 film Le Bonheur Varda won the Prix du jury at the Berlin Film Festival. 

Varda worked steadily throughout her career but her films did not often break through to mainstream success. She was only nominated once for a César Best Director award (for her 1985 film Vagabond, which she did not win). 

In 2000 she filmed the documentary The Gleaners & I, about scavengers living on the outskirts of society. Prior to this period she was known more for being the wife of fellow filmmaker Jacques Demy however the critical success caused Varda’s work to be critically reappraised and interest in her to renew. Following this period she began to receive many honorary awards including an honorary César in 2001 and an honorary Palme d’or from the Cannes Film Festival in 2015.

As a little girl, Lily had never particularly liked her name for three very important reasons.
For one, the idea of everyone in the family being named after flowers, while seemingly a good one from the outside, got a little boring when she had to write out Christmas letters to Aunt Daisy, cousin Daisy, and second cousin once removed Daisy; or when someone yelled Rose at a party and four women answered.
Secondly, Lily didn’t even particularly like lilies. Her favorite flowers were sunflowers, thank you very much, and when boys tried to flirt with her by giving her lilies she usually just got annoyed.
Lastly, and most importantly, lilies were a funeral flower, and Lily Evans was anything but a funeral. Lily Evans was, as a matter of fact, brimming over with life.
In her third year Lily sat next to Sirius Black in Charms, as he had to be separated from his mates due to misbehavior and Flitwick thought she would be a good influence, and during class she learned three very important things about him.
Firstly, he wasn’t as bad as Severus made him out to be, and neither were his friends, as long as they were away from Severus. Often times she could depend on them to make her laugh after a long day, and also hanging about Sirius and his mates enabled her to team up with Peter Pettigrew at cards and trick James Potter out of his “vastly over the top riches”, as Remus Lupin liked to call them.
Secondly, he was immensely posh, and also a pureblood, both of which Lily had known before but never really realized the consequences of, and also was most assuredly not, and so the two of them spent particularly boring classes swapping stories about their upbringings, which culminated in Lily giving Sirius several toy cars for his birthday, which he Charmed to drive through the air and deliver messages to and fro in the Gryffindor common room and dorms.
Lastly, and most importantly, his family also named children according to a theme, in his case stars, and so he partially understood the absurdity of it all. The two took to calling each other by different names every time they saw each other, to the rest of the school’s bemusement, Lily’s favorite for Sirius being Adhara, as it meant virgin and so made Sirius mad, and Sirius’ being mushroom, for no particular reason other than when he called Lily it she would clench her jaw every time without fail and he thought it was hilarious.
In her fifth year Lily did patrols with Remus Lupin, as they were the two fifth year Gryffindor prefects, and also friends, and so she learned three very important things about him.
Firstly, he wasn’t as prim as Sirius made him out to be, and the two spent many happy hours cursing anything that was troubling them while on their patrols, including but not limited to extra long essays, strange chocolate shortages (because Peter kept stealing it) and Sirius’ tendency to wear Lily’s socks, because the two were the same foot size and he insisted her socks were the best for flying in.
Secondly, he was absolute disaster, for all he appeared to be neat and clean, and as Lily was near disaster levels as well, they both had to accept James fussing over them as much as he was allowed, especially the time they came back from patrols with a total of one broken nose, three black eyes, six bruised ribs and two senses of extreme cockiness because they had actually won the fight, no matter their injuries.
Lastly, and most importantly, he was a werewolf, but that wasn’t the really important part. The really important part was that his mates had become illegal Animagus in order to help him, which not only helped their nicknames to actually make some fucking sense, it was also very fucking amazing and gave Lily a new respect for the four boys and their oddly codependent friendship.
In her seventh year Lily dated James, as always had rather liked him, and his head had deflated quite a bit, and in the process she learned three very important things about him.
Firstly, he liked to give her lavish bouquets, but fortunately was a very good listener and so remembered the time she had complained about boys giving her lilys all the time. Instead, James gave her roses on Valentine’s Day, poinsettias and mistletoe on Christmas, violets and buttercups when she was feeling down, and sunflowers for her birthday.
Secondly, he was horrible at understanding the value of money and how to save, as he really was disgustingly rich and didn’t have to. Lily ended up with quite a few beautiful necklaces she didn’t know what to do with until she finally cracked and told James that if he had to buy her something, it may as well be something she needed, and that he could go shopping for clothes with her the next time they went into the village.
Lastly, and most importantly, he loved her quite a lot. Enough, actually, to propose to her, and also to agree to name all their daughters after flowers, because even though Lily hated her name, she intended to pass on the tradition, and James didn’t really care what the kids were named as long as he had enough to put together a full Quidditch team.
In her last year Lily raised her son, as she loved him with all her heart and was in hiding to protect him, and learned three very important things about herself.
Firstly, she was restless in the house they were hiding in, and actually couldn’t stand being inactive. She started brewing potions for the Order with all her spare time, and would send them to Dumbledore every time someone visited.
Secondly, she really did enjoy being a mother, and dreamed of seeing her Harry going off to school to get up to his own mischief, and although she still thought an entire Quidditch team was a rather tall order for children, she would quite like a few more.
Lastly, and most importantly, her name may have been an omen from the start. Because Lily Evans was full of life, but she died too soon, all for the love of her son and her fieriness in standing up for what she believed in.

A/N
Hey babes! Here’s some new writing (finally lol) and also the reason I was on the star name wiki earlier this week! I’m not sure about the format of this tbh but I felt like I needed to get something out cause I’ve been bored with myself frankly. AP tests and finals are coming up quick so don’t expect anything new too soon but I do have a couple things in the works and I’m hoping to get one of my classic bullet point posts done before I go on vacation in June. Ty for reading!

hamiltonfan1001  asked:

I just realized that the Percy Jackson series technically promotes incest. Annabelle and Percy are first cousins once removed.

I… ok. First things first, her name is Annabeth, but idk if it was autocorrect or you just didn’t know her name…
Second, there is literally an explanation of how it isn’t incest in the books! Godly DNA doesn’t count so they’re not related. Rick has thought of it lol

ALSO taking this opportunity to say: I’m on holiday now and I won’t have much free time to queue posts, so there may not be posts for a whole 2 weeks :( sorry guys, but I will be back!! I promise!!

A True Masterpiece (M) pt 1

Summary: Kai invites me, his BFF, along on a trip to Fiji he is taking with EXO. I expect to be left on my own while he’s off working but unknown to me he’s invited me along because he intends to seduce me. How will that go when I only see him as a friend?

Rating: M

Chapter: 1/?


That morning I was exhausted from having stayed up all night painting and I was just preparing to dive under the blankets. I was so ready for bed that every inch of me was tingling in excitement when I thought about the nice deep sleep I would soon be enjoying.

Padding into my bedroom I hopped into bed, my body slipping beneath my toasty inviting sheets and I exhaled in relief as they enveloped me signaling that my day was officially over. I had just fluffed up the pillow and was about to lay my head down upon it when my phone rang. It was a familiar tune – the ringtone I’d set for my best friend, Jongin.

Immediately I had questions. Why would he call me this early? Why would he call and not text? 

Kai had been behaving a bit strangely over the past week. He seemed really keyed up and awkward. I knew it must just be the comeback that had him all antsy. He really wanted the new EXO album to go well and he wanted it to be liked by all the fans. He’d been working really hard.

He normally text me incessantly whenever he was nervous about something but the past few days had just been crazy. EXO was being sent to Fiji to film their jacket cover and video and he had been talking to me about it nonstop, obsessing over every minor detail of his appearance for the photo shoots and blathering on endlessly about his schedule for the week.

Now, none of this was a problem for me. In fact, having a famous best friend was very interesting. I loved hearing about all things EXO. To a certain degree. I also had my own life. My Agent had told me that many people had their eye on my artwork and that I should come up with about four new pieces so she could try and submit them to a high end gallery to see if any could possibly be exhibited. If accepted, a work of mine could be on display for two whole months. 

Of course I got really excited. I figured if I painted four paintings I could possibly get a couple of them into the exhibition, if they were up to standard. That would really make my name in the industry, possibly leading to me being able to open my own gallery soon.

Naturally this all meant that I needed to spend a considerable amount of time in front of my easel, banging out some truly top quality shit. So I started on it right away. I was letting nothing distract me - I was giving up sleeping and eating sometimes for this, and Kai knew that, but he still would not stop bugging me all day long.

Still, I did feel a little curious as to why I was receiving an actual call that early morning. I knew that EXO’s flight was leaving that morning, and I thought that maybe he wanted to stop by and say goodbye before leaving, since he sometimes did that when he found out he would be away for a few days or more. 

So with a heavy sigh I picked up my phone and answered the call. “Hello?” I mumbled, not bothering to try and sound energetic. I wanted him to feel as guilty as he should feel for disturbing my sleep.

“Come to Fiji with me!” he said, bursting with excitement. “I bought your ticket.”

I sat up in bed wondering if he had lost his mind. “What?” I asked. “Are you insane?”

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SU Human AU (updated further)

Updated so that it doesn’t revolve around a single ship anymore. 

Also added more information to different characters, because I noticed that a lot of characters were lacking in information

UPDATE, 5/31/2017:: Added the Off Color gems and the Zircons!!!! The information on them is rather limited, since they all had such little screentime, but I did the best with what we got.

UPDATE, 6/26/2017:: Finalized the Zircons, added Topaz and Aquamarine!!!

Also, a little tidbit of information. The way gems who are, in-show, currently poofed and/or corrupted, are adapted as hospital patients in my Human AU.

Character Information

Steven

Name: Steven Quincy DeMayo

Born: August 15, 2002 (14 years old)

Family: Rose DeMayo (mother, deceased), Greg DeMayo (father), Andy DeMayo (first cousin once removed)

Jobs/Hobbies: Aspiring musician

Additional information:

  • He missed one year of school due to “unspecified medical reasons”
  • He goes to school with Connie
  • Ruby is his best friend
  • He studies German as a second language
  • He regularly throws sleepovers at his house and invites Connie, Ruby, Sapphire, Doc, Eyeball, and Leggy. Sometimes he invites Peedee and Onion, too.
  • He’s friends with Smokey and Stevonnie, but since Smokey goes to highschool and Stevonnie is an adult out of college, he only gets to talk to them online.
  • He has a somali cat named Lion.
  • Throws a slumber party every month and always invites Connie, Ruby, Sapphire, Carmen (Carnelian), Leela (Leggy), and Onion

Rose Quartz

Name: Rosaline Queenie DeMayo (maiden name was Uggeri)

Born: August 30, 1972

Death: August 15, 2002 (30 years old)

Family: Steven DeMayo (son), Greg DeMayo (husband), Andy DeMayo (cousin in law??? is that a thing?)

Jobs/Hobbies: Was a Elementary School guidance counselor, Gardener

Additional Information:

  • Was born in Italy, moved to the USA when she was a teenager
  • She was close friends with Amethyst’s mother
  • Back in high school and college, she dated Pearl
  • She often wore roses in her hair
  • Had a ton of ball gowns and dresses in her wardrobe. It was rare to see her wearing pants
  • Had a huge garden
  • Went to a ton of rock concert with Greg
  • Her, Greg, Pearl, Amethyst’s mother and Garnet used to be in a garage band. They called themselves “The Crystal Gems”. The band disbanded shortly after her death, but recently it has been reformed. The current members of the band are Greg, Steven, Pearl, Amethyst, and Garnet. When Rose was in the band, she played bass and often did lead vocals with Greg.

Pearl

Name: Pearl Rosanne White

Born: September 17, 1973 (43 years old)

Family: Nacre White (mother, single), Pearle White (Blue Pearl, sister), Pearlette White (Yellow Pearl, sister), Harold Caldwell (father)

Jobs/Hobbies: High school AP math teacher, Gardener

Additional Information:

  • Has a golden retriever dog named Steven
  • HARDCORE ABBA FAN
  • Took dance class in high school
  • Took fencing lessons when she was a kid
  • After Peridot got out of college, she lived in Pearl’s house for a few years before she got a job and moved to live with Alex (Lapis)
  • Has a garden full of flowers, complete with a fountain
  • Has a lot of tea in the kitchen at her house. Too much, actually
  • Regularly has tea parties at her house
  • Writes in fancy cursive that she has to translate for her students when she shows them their grades
  • Can play the piano and violin
  • Uploads a ton of videos of her dog Steven to Youtube, all of which are titled with cute titles like “Steven is a good boy!!” and “Steven catches a ball!! Wow!!!!”. They get thousands of views
  • Uses the kissy face emoji a lot when texting

Garnet

Name: Garnet Rebecca Schmidt

Born: January 18, 1972 (44 years old)

Family: Ruby Schmidt (daughter), Roxy Schmidt (mother), Susanne Ritter-Schmidt, Robyn Ruiz (sister), Randy Russo (sister), Eva Ruiz (niece), Donna Ruiz (niece), Armida Ruiz (niece), Noelle Russo (niece), Leela Russo (niece)

Jobs/Hobbies: Therapist, LGBTQ+ rights activist

Additional Information:

  • Ruby is her daughter
  • Went to study abroad in Britain when she was in college
  • The two other rubies from The Answer are her sisters
  • Listens to Estelle, has been fortunate enough to go some of her concerts as well
  • Has an an entire collection of sunglasses
  • Has a rainbow flag on her front lawn
  • Her and Pearl are best buds
  • Always writes and texts in all lowercases. Rarely uses exclamation points
  • Always the first to comment on Pearl’s dog videos
  • Her profiles on social media are always mysteriously empty in terms of information and content. She mostly just likes/favorites other people’s stuff. Her icons are always set to default icons you get when you first make your profile on a website. It’s rare that she even puts anything in her profile description
  • Knows how to play the keytar

Ruby

Name: Ruby Gabrielle Schmidt

Born: July 9, 2001

Family: Garnet Schmidt (mother), Sapphire Roux (girlfriend), Roxy Schmidt (grandma), Susanne Ritter-Schmidt (grandma), Robyn Ruiz (aunt), Randy Russo (aunt), Eva Ruiz (cousin), Donna Ruiz (cousin), Armida Ruiz (cousin), Noelle Russo (cousin), Leela Russo (cousin)

Jobs/Hobbies: Aspiring chef

Additional Information:

  • Sapphire is her girlfriend (of course)
  • Ruby is Steven’s best friend (and trusty wingman)
  • Often cooks lunches for herself, Sapphire, and Steven
  • Participates in bake sales at her school
  • Gordon Ramsay is her fuckin role model. She regularly watches every cooking show he’s in, and she follows him on Twitter
  • Met Sapphire when she was in 7th grade
  • Was diagnosed with ADHD when she was in 2nd grade
  • Has a pet tortoise named Sapphire
  • Isn’t allowed to have Pixie sticks anymore because one time when she was 5 she snorted the powder from one of them
  • REALLY loves hot and spicy food
  • Despises Pineapple on Pizza (”IT’S A DISGRACE TO ALL OTHER FORMS OF PIZZA, SAPPHIRE”)
  • Likes to play Call of Duty, and modern 3D first-person shooter games
  • Listens to the Spice Girls way too much

Sapphire

Name: Sapphire Giselle Roux

Born: January 18, 2001

Family: Ruby Schmidt (girlfriend), Priscilla Roux (sister), Frances Rousseau (adoptive mother), Ellen Roux (grandma, deceased)

Jobs/Hobbies: Aspiring singer

Additional Information:

  • Sapphire is an orphan
  • Used to live when her grandmother, until her grandmother died in 2010
  • Estelle is her favorite singer
  • She uploads covers of Estelle songs on Youtube
  • Studies French as a second language
  • Transferred from France to a middle school in Delmarva when she was 12
  • Was diagnosed with autism when she was in 8th grade
  • Has a husky pup named Ruby
  • REALLY loves cold food and drinks
  • Likes Pineapple on Pizza (especially likes pizza when it’s cold from being in the fridge)
  • Will eat ice. Like actually take an ice cube tray and eat the ice inside of it
  • Likes retro games and games that mimic the retro 80s/90s style of games. Her favorite games are Undertale, Super Mario World, and the early Sonic games from the 90s.
  • Next to Estelle, she also listens to Stevie Wonder, Owl City, Porter Robinson, and The Pet Shop Boys
  • Has a lot of dresses and skirts in her wardrobe

Amethyst

Name: Ametista Amora Quirós (often referred to as Amy or Amethyst)

Born: June 28, 1991 (25 years old)

Family: Iris Quirós (mother), Monty Quirós (father), Jasmine Quirós (half-sister), Selena Quintana (half-sister), Carmen Noemí Medina (cousin)

Jobs/Hobbies: Illustrator

Additional Information:

  • HARDCORE ROCK FAN
  • Listens to U2 and Michael Jackson
  • A lot of her illustrations are of crystals and women
  • Met Lapis in elementary school. They hated each other at first but quickly grew to be best friends
  • Super terrible at math
  • Is friends with Pearl, and loves messing with her. She often refers to her as “Grandma” or “Betty White” for shits and giggles
  • Loves to wear jewelry (specifically amethyst necklaces or earrings)
  • Was diagnosed with depression and ADD as a kid
  • Has a german sheperd dog named Peter and a pet skunk named Bartholomew
  • Used to dye her hair a ton, stopped after Selena (Skinny Jasper) told her it wasn’t good for her hair. She just keeps it at it’s natural dark brown now

Peridot

Name: Peri Oliva Yamasaki (often referred to as “Peridot”)

Born: January 10, 1992 (25 years old)

Family: Crystal Edmund-Yamasaki (mother), Haru Yamasaki (father)

Jobs/Hobbies: Midwife

Additional Information:

  • Peridot’s parents were arrested when she was 5 and put in jail for 20 years. For half of her childhood and all of her adolescence, she was raised in foster home run by Pearlette (Yellow Pearl).
  • Listens to Aqua and Britney Spears
  • Had a cringy emo phase in her freshman year of high-school
  • Alex (Lapis) was her roommate in college, she now lives with Alex after living with Pearl for a few years
  • Uses mint-scented perfume
  • 95% of her fucking wardrobe is either green or yellow. the 5 percent that is fucking green or yellow is purple
  • Garnet babysat her when she was a toddler
  • Was diagnosed with asperger’s syndrome and social anxiety when she was in college
  • Has 5 cats named Naruto, Egg, Alexander Hamilton, Knuckles, and Woody. She always tries to make sure they’re in a different room from Alex’s fish.

Lapis Lazuli

Name: Alexus Laura Blue

Born: September 15, 1990 (26 years old)

Family: Luna Blue (mother), Mason Blue (father)

Jobs/Hobbies: Coffee barista

Additional Information:

  • Grew up in an abusive household
  • Met Amy in elementary school. They hated each other at first but quickly grew to be best friends
  • Was expelled from college in her junior year (knifed a dude)
  • Dated Jasmine (Jasper) in high school, broke up with her at the beginning of college because their relationship was unhealthy
  • Spends too much time on Tumblr
  • Had a super long goth phase in high school. She studied the fuck out of occult history with a bunch of other kids, and for a brief time, Peridot
  • Born in Hawaii
  • Loves watching horror movies
  • Listens to metal, loves Evanescence and Avril Lavigne
  • Was diagnosed with depression and PTSD when she got out of college
  • Has two pet fish named Xavier and Edgar

Jasper

Name: Jasmine Quirós

Born: March 10, 1990 (27 years old)

Family: Amy Quirós (half-sister), Selena Quintana (sister), Carmen Noemí Medina (cousin), Iris Quirós (mother), Jeremy Quintana (father), Monty Quirós (step-father)

Jobs/Hobbies: Unemployed

Additional Information:

  • Currently in the hospital due to disease
  • Has vitiligo
  • Fell into a deep depression after breaking up with Alex in college
  • Often picked on Amy for being “dumb” and “unsuccessful”
  • Got great grades in all her classes in school and always bragged about it
  • Despite her constant bragging though, she was secretly stressed out and felt a constant pressure to succeed
  • Moved out of the house when she was 16 so she could live with Alex
  • Listens to the heaviest of heavy metal
  • Her and Selena are twins

Yellow Diamond

Name: Yelena Dimitrov

Born: April 1, 1952 (65 years old)

Family: Bluma Dimitrov (sister), Wilma Dimitrov (sister), Pilya Dimitrov (sister, deceased)

Jobs/Hobbies: Former College professor (teaches Government) (now unemployed)

Additional Information:

  • Has incredibly conservative political views
  • Shares minion memes on Facebook
  • Punishes students for almost no damn reason (”[sneezes during a test]” “GET OUT OF MY CLASS RIGHT NOW”)
  • Comes from a russian family
  • Super tall (like, over 7′2″)
  • Shit-talks her co-workers when she has lunch with Bluma
  • Voted for Trump
  • Fired from her job because she attacked a student for “talking back” to her
  • Currently in jail for attempted murder on Zella Dietrich (Yellow Zircon)

Blue Diamond

Name: Bluma Dimitrov

Born: April 1, 1952 (65 years old)

Family: Yelena Dimitrov (sister), Wilma Dimitrov (sister), Pilya Dimitrov (sister, deceased)

Jobs/Hobbies: Former College professor (taught journalism and writing), now High school principal

Additional Information:

  • Centered political views
  • Homophobic
  • Incredibly religious
  • Is tired of Yelena’s minion memes
  • Is the type of person to get incredibly offended if you say “Happy Holidays”
  • Hates The Beatles, loves Stevie Wonder
  • Voted for Clinton

White Diamond

Name: Wilma Dimitrov

Born: October 31, 1946 (70 years old)

Family: Yelena Dimitrov (sister), Bluma Dimitrov (sister), Pilya Dimitrov (sister, deceased)

Jobs/Hobbies: Retired

Additional Information:

  • old and salty
  • Is sick of Yelena and Bluma’s shit

Pink Diamond

Name: Pilya Dimitrov

Born: May 13, 1957

Died: May 13, 1997 (40 years old)

Family: Yelena Dimitrov (sister), Bluma Dimitrov (sister), Wilma Dimitrov (sister)

Jobs/Hobbies: Was elementary school principal

Additional Information:

  • Was murdered on her birthday in 1997 (shot to death)
  • Was racist and homophobic
  • Believed neurodivergent kids were just “dumb” or “lazy”
  • Rose was suspected to be her murderer, but there was no solid evidence that suggested she really did it
  • Jasmine thought she was an excellent principal when she went to her elementary school, but never knew of her bigotry
  • Was a huge Beatles fanatic back in her teenage years

Bismuth

Name: Bistra Marijana Smith

Born: August 3, 1969 (47 years old)

Jobs/Hobbies: Military drill seargant

Additional Information:

  • Is currently in the hospital due to stabbing injury while at work
  • Whenever she gets off work, she spends all of her time with Garnet and Pearl
  • Loves Pearl’s tea parties
  • Back when the band first formed in their late high school years, Bistra regularly attended the practice sessions and small concerts for The Crystal Gems. Sometimes she popped in to sing with Rose when Greg was sick or off doing something else.
  • Had a huge spat with Rose at the end of college

Holly Blue Agate

Name: Helen Beth Abbott

Born: January 31, 1966 (51 years old)

Jobs/Hobbies: High School Vice Principal

Additional Information:

  • Her hair is still ridiculous. in order to seem “cool” and “hip” with the kids, she’s died her hair two shades of blue, and tied it together in twin buns. nobody thinks she’s actually cool, though. all of the kids laugh at her
  • she acts as if she’s not even the vice principal. she acts like she’s head of the school district. she’s always in classrooms observing the teachers and how they do their job, and always in cafeterias and hallways trying to keep students in line. sometimes she’s straight up physical with them. Bluma (Blue Diamond) and the rest of the upper school staff are planning to fire her at some point, but are unsure if they should, fearing her reaction
  • she’s. basically umbridge. she’s fucking. professor umbridge. there’s literally no difference

Skinny Jasper

Name: Selena Quintana

Born: March 10, 1990 (26 years old)

Family: Jasmine Quirós (sister), Amy Quirós (half-sister), Iris Quirós (mother), Jeremy Quintana (father), Monty Quirós (step-father), Carmen Noemí Medina (cousin)

Jobs/Hobbies: Hairdresser and make-up artist

  • Jasmine’s (Jasper’s) twin sister
  • Like Jasmine, she has vitiligo
  • She and Jasmine are identical twins. the only major difference between them is that Jasmine is Buff As Hell and Selena is….Not
  • steals all of Jasmine’s make-up 
  • was closer to Amy than Jasmine was
  • despite how much Jasmine changed when they got older, Selena still loved Jasmine and treated her the same as she did when they were younger
  • Her hair is soft as hell
  • Always wins the prize for best costume at Halloween parties because her freaky skills at hair styling and make-up art

Carnelian

Name: Carmen Noemí Medina

Born: February 2, 2001 (16 years old)

Family: Jenny Medina (mother, single), Iris Quirós (aunt), Monty Quirós (uncle), Amy Quirós (cousin), Jasmine Quirós (cousin), Selena Quintana (cousin)

Jobs/Hobbies: Aspiring wrestler

  • her mother, Jenny, is one of the background Jaspers from “That Will Be All”
  • loves to play-fight with her cousins
  • loves to watch wrestling matches on TV
  • is besties with Ruby
  • REALLYYY hates Helen
  • calls Helen “Ms. Hell-Butt” when talking with her friends
  • gets in trouble a lot at school because she fights people too much

Aquamarine

Name: Audrey Martin

Born: March 15, 2004 (12 years old)

Family: Barbara Martin (mother), Dana Martin (father)

Jobs/Hobbies: Complaining

  • moved to Delmarva from Britain when she was 10
  • goes to school with Steven and Connie
  • snobby rich british white kid
  • “MUMMY, I WANT A PONY”
  • threatens to sue anyone who makes the slightest snide comment towards her
  • sometimes she tries to bribe teachers to raise her grade. it doesn’t work
  • she’s a huge bigot
  • literally almost nobody likes her
  • often makes unnecessary comments about how much she hates americans, and how confusing they are to her

Topaz

Name: Topaz Dalia Martinez

Born: November 3, 1991 (25 years old)

Family: Unknown

Jobs/Hobbies: Babysitter

  • Audrey’s babysitter. Audrey’s parents don’t trust her enough to stay in the house unsupervised
  • she likes to wear her headphones a lot. 90% of the time when she’s babysitting Audrey she just plays her music in her headphones because she honestly hates the kid and wants to deal with her as little as possible
  • she generally listens to chiptune music and Hayley Kiyoko
  • likes to cook. sometimes if the parents aren’t home for dinner when babysitting a kid she’ll cook dinner for the kid herself
  • lives solo in her own apartment, pays the bills with babysitting
  • friends with Peri and Alex. she went to school with them
  • she also knows Lars and Steven
  • she’s generally very quiet, and only really talkative around close friends
  • she more often than not enjoys dealing with kids. Audrey is one of the few kids she babysits that she actually hates

Blue Zircon

Name: Franziska Norma Cline (often referred to as “Ziska”)

Born: December 10, 1952 (65 years old)

Family: Zella Dietrich (wife), Helga Cline (mother, deceased), Oswald Cline (father, deceased)

Jobs/Hobbies: Lawyer

  • currently in the hospital due to a severe anxious breakdown
  • just tired and wants a nap, she’s too old for this shit
  • friends with Pearl and Greg, and that’s how she knows Steven, because they’ve both introduced him to her
  • always seen wearing a suit. literally nobody ever sees her wearing casual clothing, or even dresses. elderly dapper butch lesbian
  • she and Zella own a cat named Zircon
  • she overworks herself a lot. she does all the cleaning in the house, all the taxes. she also does that on top of being a lawyer, which, from my understanding, can be a pretty busy job a lot of the time
  • she and Zella have known each other since their childhood. back then they were friendly rivals
  • after they graduated high school, they got separated. Ziska went off to law school and Zella went off to wherever the heck you go to become a news reporter
  • they met again in their 40s at a highschool reunion and there they rekindled their friendship, which grew to romantic love. then they got married in 2007
  • her overworking was one of the main factors that led to her breakdown
  • other factors that led to it were the recent death of her parents and the attempted murder of her wife

Yellow Zircon

Name: Marcella Regula Dietrich (often referred to as “Zella”)

Born: December 21, 1954 (63 years old)

Family: Ziska Cline (wife), Harald Dietrich Jr. (brother, deceased), Lauren Dietrich (mother, deceased), Harald Dietrich Sr. (father, deceased)

Jobs/Hobbies: News Reporter (because when I first heard her voice, I thought she was a news reporter, and now I can’t get the idea out of my head)

  • currently in the hospital because someone tried to kill her
  • that “someone” was actually Yelena Dimitrov, after Zella had done a not-so-nice report on an outburst Yelena had had in class, in which she attacked a student for “talking back” to her.
  • she’s a smoker, and she gets a lot of shit from Ziska about her smoking habit
  • doesn’t do much work around the house, she mostly just sits around in her undies and watches soap operas while eating ramen noodles
  • she does all of the shopping and cooking though. and she takes a large part in helping take care of the cat
  • she fuckin loves soap operas. they are literally all she ever watches on TV. she Lives For The Drama
  • she and Ziska have known each other since their childhood. back then they were friendly rivals
  • after they graduated high school, they got separated. Ziska went off to law school and Zella went off to wherever the heck you go to become a news reporter
  • they met again in their 40s at a highschool reunion and there they rekindled their friendship, which grew to romantic love. then they got married in 2007

Padparadscha

Name: Priscilla Pascale Roux

Born: September 4, 2004 (12 years old)

Family: Sapphire Roux (sister), Frances Rousseau (adoptive mother), Ellen Roux (grandma, deceased)

Jobs/Hobbies: Aspiring teacher

  • She was diagnosed with autism and dyslexia when she was in 2nd grade
  • She has big processing issues, and is slow with observations and vocalizing her thoughts
  • She likes to go to the park with Sapphire because it’s one of the quieter places in town, and things that happen there normally happen very slowly
  • She often points out the little things she sees around her minutes after they’ve left or she’s noticed them. Like, if she first spots a butterfly flying down near the grass and then out of sight, about a minute after the butterfly has left, she’d poke Sapphire and say “Sapphire! Look at the pretty butterfly!”
  • She’s been held back a few grades in school because of her severe learning issues. She’s supposed to be in 7th grade, but because she’s been held back, she is still in 5th grade.
  • She really wants to become a teacher when she’s an adult. Sometimes in her room, she practices teaching lessons to a bunch of her dolls.

Rutile twins

Names: Ru Tan and Shu Tan

Born: May 29, 1996 (both are 20 years old)

Family: Mei Tan (mother, single)

Jobs/Hobbies: Aspiring nurses

  • Conjoined twins
  • College students
  • Their anatomical appearance is similar to that of famous conjoined twins Abby and Brittany Hensel
  • They are college students, both pursuing a job as a nurse
  • Although Ru and Shu share the same body, they do come off as two people with distinct personalities
  • that’s all i have for now

Fluorite

Name: Frances Rousseau

Born: May 29, 1947 (70 years old)

Family: Sapphire Roux (adoptive daughter), Priscilla Roux (adoptive daughter)

Jobs/Hobbies: Retired

  • big sweet grandmother
  • polyamorous
  • in a big poly relationship with 5 other people (names will be revealed if we ever find out what gems make up Fluorite)
  • that’s all i have for now

Rhodonite

Name: Rhonda Darlene Lister

Born: May 7, 1977 (40 years old)

Family: Unknown

Jobs/Hobbies: Elementary School Guidance Counselor

  • very sweet but also very anxious
  • all of the kids love her
  • she’s best friends with Garnet
  • She is, in a way, related to the Ruby and Pearl that compose her, but I can’t give any information regarding that unless we get more backstory regarding her

The Ruby Squad

Eyeball - Eva Ruiz (born on July 10, 1996, 20 years old)

Doc - Donna Ruiz (born on June 30, 1993, 23 years old)

Navy - Noelle Russo (born on July 20, 1999, 17 years old)

Army - Armida Ruiz (born on July 5, 1997, 19 years old)

Leggy - Leela Russo (born on July 15, 2001, 15 years old)

Shoulder Ruby from The Answer - Robyn Ruiz (born January 2, 1970, 47 years old)

Backhand Ruby from The Answer - Randy Russo (born February 20, 1974, 41 years old)

Fusions

Opal - Opal Amélie Perrot (born October 9, 1984, 32 years old)

Sugilite - Su-Jin Moon (born December 8, 1985, 31 years old)

Sardonyx - Saundra Patterson (born August 19, 1975, 42 years old)

Alexandrite - Alexandra Grahn (born June 25, 1953, 63 years old)

Malachite - Malaika Bousaid (born March 12, 1976, 41 years old)

Smokey Quartz - Sam “Smokey” Quinn (born August 8, 1998, 18 years old)

Stevonnie - Stevonnie (born January 15, 1990, 27 years old)

Sorry this is so long, I want to include as many characters as possible

anonymous asked:

Do you know if the HiveSwap kids are related to any of the B1 kids?

Joey and Jude seem to be Grandpa Harley’s biological children which would make them John’s biological half-siblings and adoptive first cousins once removed and Jade’s biological half-siblings and adoptive aunt and uncle

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Queens consort of England - Anne Neville

Anne Neville was born at Warwick Castle, and probably lived there and in other castles held by her family while she was in childhood. She did attend various formal celebrations, including the feast celebrating the marriage of Margaret of York in 1468.

Anne’s father, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, was called the Kingmaker for his shifting and influential roles in the Wars of the Roses.  He was a nephew of the Duke of York’s wife, Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV and Richard III. He came into considerable property and wealth when he married Anne Beauchamp. They had no sons, only two daughters, of whom Anne Neville was the younger, and Isabel the elder.  These daughters would inherit a fortune, and thus their marriages were especially important in the royal marriage game.

In 1460, Anne’s father and his uncle, Edward, Duke of York and Earl of March, defeated Henry VI at Northampton. In 1461, Edward was proclaimed King of England as Edward IV. Edward married Elizabeth Woodville in 1464, surprising Warwick who had plans for a more advantageous marriage for him.

By 1469, Warwick had turned against Edward IV and the Yorkists, and joined the Lancastrian cause promoting the return of Henry VI. Henry’s queen, Margaret of Anjou, was heading the Lancastrian effort, from France. Warwick married his older daughter, Isabel, to George, Duke of Clarence, a brother of Edward IV, while the parties were in Calais, France.  Clarence switched from the York to the Lancaster party.

The next year, Warwick, apparently to convince Margaret of Anjou that he was trustworthy (because he had originally sided with Edward IV in unseating Henry VI), married his daughter Anne to Henry VI’s son and heir apparent, Edward of Westminster. The marriage was held in Bayeux in mid December of 1470. Warwick, Edward of Westminster accompanied Queen Margaret as she and her army invaded England, Edward IV fled to Burgundy. Anne’s marriage to Edward of Westminster convinced Clarence that Warwick had no intention to promote his kingship. Clarence switched sides and rejoined his Yorkist brothers.

On April 14, at the Battle of Barnet, the Yorkist party was victorious, and Anne’s father, Warwick, and a brother of Warwick, John Neville, were among those killed. Then on May 4, in the Battle of Tewkesbury, the Yorkists won another decisive victory over Margaret of Anjou’s forces, and Anne’s young husband, Edward of Westminster, was killed either during the battle or shortly after. With his heir dead, the Yorkists had Henry VI killed days later.  Edward IV, now victorious and restored, imprisoned Anne, widow of Edward of Westminster and no longer Princess of Wales.  Clarence took custody of Anne and her mother.

When siding with the Yorkists earlier, Warwick, in addition to marrying his older daughter, Isabel Neville, to George, Duke of Clarence, had been trying to marry his younger daughter Anne to Edward IV’s youngest brother, Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Anne and Richard were first cousins once removed, as were George and Isabel, all descended from Ralph de Neville and Joan Beaufort. (Joan was the legitimized daughter of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, and Katherine Swynford.) Clarence tried to prevent the marriage of his wife’s sister to his brother. Edward IV also opposed the marriage of Anne and Richard. Because Warwick had no sons, his valuable lands and titles would go to his daughters’ husbands at his death. Clarence’s motivation likely was that he didn’t want to divide his wife’s inheritance with his brother. Clarence attempted to take Anne in as his ward, to control her inheritance. But under circumstances that are not fully known to history, Anne escaped Clarence’s control and she took sanctuary at a church in London, probably with Richard’s organization.

It took two acts of parliament to set aside the rights of Anne Beauchamp, mother of Anne and Isabel, and a cousin, George Neville, and to divide the estate between Anne Neville and Isabel Neville.

Anne, who had been widowed in May of 1471, married Richard, Duke of Gloucester, brother of Edward IV, perhaps in March or July of 1472.  He then claimed Anne’s inheritance.  The date of their marriage is not certain, and there is no evidence of a papal dispensation for such close relatives to marry.  A son, Edward, was born in 1473 or 1476, and a second son, who did not live long, may have been born as well. Anne’s sister Isabel died in 1476, shortly after her birth of a short-lived fourth child. George, Duke of Clarence, was executed in 1478 for plotting against Edward IV; Isabel had died in 1476. Anne Neville took charge of raising the children of Isabel and Clarence.  Their daughter, Margaret Pole, was executed much later, in 1541, by Henry VIII.

Edward IV died in 1483. On his death, his minor son, Edward, became Edward V. But the young prince was never crowned. He was put into the charge of his uncle, Anne’s husband, Richard of Gloucester, as Protector. Prince Edward and, later, his younger brother were taken to the Tower of London, where they disappeared from history, presumed killed, though when is not known.

Stories have long circulated that Richard III was responsible for the deaths of his nephews, the “Princes in the Tower,” to remove rival claimants for the crown. Henry VII, Richard’s successor, also had motive and, if the princes survived Richard’s reign, would have had opportunity to have them killed. A few have pointed at Anne Neville herself as having the motivation to order the deaths.While the princes were still being held under Richard’s control. Richard had his brother’s marriage to Elizabeth Woodville declared invalid and his brother’s children declared illegitimate on June 25, 1483, thereby inheriting the crown himself as the legitimate male heir. Anne was crowned as Queen and their son, Edward, made Prince of Wales. But Edward died on April 9, 1484; Richard adopted Edward, Earl of Warwick, son of hisbrother, as his heir, probably at Anne’s request. Anne may have been unable to bear another child, due to her ill health.

Anne, reportedly never very healthy, fell ill in early 1485, and died on March 16, 1485. Buried in Westminster Abbey, her grave was unmarked until 1960. Richard quickly named a different heir to the throne, his sister Elizabeth’s adult son, the Earl of Lincoln.

The Incest Math On Just Related Jon & Daenerys Are

It’s long been confirmed that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are related (she’s his aunt, being the sister of his true dad Rhaegar Targaryen), but just how incestuous would this romance be if they paid up to fan service and boned like dragons?

Luckily for all of us, a Redditor has done the math – and the answer is really, really, extra icky incestuous. Still shipping Jonerys?

Redditor amacaroon writes while an individual would usually share 50 percent of their DNA with parents and full siblings, 24 percent of their DNA with aunts (i.e. Daenerys), uncles, half siblings and grandparents, and 12.5 percent of their DNA with cousins, the Targaryen’s long-running habit of wedding brother and sister make Jon and Dany an unusual case.

“Targaryen family trees are a special kind of special. They look more like ladders than trees. Dany’s father and mother, Aerys and Rhaella, were full siblings. So were her grandparents, Jaehaerys and Shaera. You have to go all the way to her great-grandparents, Aegon V (Egg) and Betha Blackwood to find a couple that wasn’t closely related. Genetically, this makes Dany half Blackwood, a fourth Dayne, and a fourth Targaryen.

“So because of all this incest Rhaegar and Daenerys weren’t just siblings. They were super-siblings. Normal siblings share 50% of their DNA. Rhaegar and Daenerys shared 88%. That’s approaching identical twin level of incest.”

It means that as Rhaegar’s son, Jon shares 44 percent of his DNA with Dany.

“Genetically, they are closer to being full siblings than to being aunt/nephew. For comparison, Cersei and Jaime share 56.3% [of their DNA, while] Jon and the Stark kids share 13.3%.”

[Remember: Jon still shares Stark DNA, through his mum Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark‘s sister.]

Amacaroon points out that yeah, Dany and Jon are still aunt and nephew, but thanks to all this incest, they’re also first cousins once removed AND second cousins once removed.

“If you want to fully understand how crazy Targaryen incest is, Daenerys’s coefficient of inbreeding is 0.375. (The higher this number, the more inbred the person is.)

“Alfonso XII of Spain, who basically wins at being like, the most inbred person ever, had a coefficient of only 0.25.”

Amacaroon later corrects themselves, after a commenter pointed out that Charles II and Cleopatra are more inbred than King incest Alfonso XII. But that’s not the point. The point is: Dany and Jon are related as fuck.

Now if Robert’s Rebellion had never happened, Daenerys and her brother Viserys would likely have wed in true Targaryen tradition. To put that in perspective:

“Their children would have had a coefficient of 0.5. If Craster [the dude north of the wall who married his daughters and sacrificed his sons to the White Walkers] wanted to match that level of incest, he would have to become immortal and have kids with his daughter-wives an infinite number of times.”

When George R.R. Martin said “the dragon must have three heads”, I didn’t realise he mean as the result of centuries of inbreeding.

Luckily for the general ickiness of incest shipping, Jorah Mormont seems like a pretty good contender to get in the way of any potential Jon and Dany romance.

h/t to amacaroon; go here to read their full post + workings.

The Genius of “Alayne II”

Introduction

Exposition is a finely balanced art in storytelling, one which has to be treated with an overabundance of care. Of course, the audience for a story is not going to enter that world already knowing every crumb of expositional material. Not only would such a story be terribly boring, but it would also be devoid of any surprise or depth to characters’ motivations or views.

That said, exposition is so difficult for storytellers precisely because the audience knows it can be painfully unrealistic. No one in real life turns to his or her neighbor and presents an immediately apparent fact, or a fact the intended recipient would be expected to know (need I remind anyone of “I am Obara Sand, daughter of Oberyn Martell” - said to a man who has every reason to know who she is). Done incorrectly, then, exposition breaks the barrier between story and audience; we, the readers or watchers, get the sense that what is told on screen, on stage, or on the page is done only for our benefit. We’re reminded that we’re reading or watching a story, that none of this is really happening. So, if the audience cannot believe that a character in-universe would not know what is being told to him or her, or would not ask about the subject matter at hand, the exposition does not work.

All of the above is preface to discussion of one of my very favorite examples of exposition in ASOIAF: the end of “Alayne II”, A Feast for Crows. The author had a difficult task in front of him: explaining in greater detail Harry the Heir’s connection to House Arryn and his very high place in the succession to rulership of the Vale. Genealogical tables, while (obviously) fascinating to me, hardly make gripping story points, after all, and even the most talented writer would be hard-pressed to turn tracing lordly descent from a great-grandfather to the heir apparent an exciting experience. How boring it might have been to have Harry’s Arryn lineage revealed in some young Princess Victoria-esque way - a ponderous review of a written chart and subsequent declaration that Harry is “closer to the (weirwood) throne than I thought”.

So how did the author solve the problem? By constructing the narrative of Sansa’s Vale arc so that Littlefinger’s exposition at its end not only fulfills  the promise of Harry Hardyng’s importance, but crowns Sansa’s developing political education as well. The manner in which Littlefinger explains who Harry the Heir is fits perfectly with his own character and develops the dynamic of political calculation established in “Alayne I”. In ensuring that the exposition which ends “Alayne II” springs naturally from the personality and development of these two characters, the author dispels the danger which writing exposition poses.

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aftermath | alfie solomons

alfie dealing with daisy’s first murder

references events discussed in these snippets (daisy is about 16 here?)

Alfie shuffled downed the hallway towards the glaring light, palm scrunched into one socket. He dropped his hand sluggishly and squinted, knocking his shoulder against the frame surrounding the cracked bathroom door.

“Daisy, it’s my day off. I don’t appreciate being woke up at 4 in the-“

He broke off when he heard her sob between the flow of water and rolled his body, fingers knocking the door ajar. Daisy was bent over the sink, scrubbing at her hands, and sobbing. There were pink droplets flecking the edge of the sink Alfie could see and he surged forward.

“Dad, it won’t come off, it won’t come off, I can’t get it off” she sputtered out, sniffling, and heaving breaths as she rubbed her fingers raw trying to remove the blood stuck under her nails. Alfie reached across her to yank the tap off, covering her hands with his to still them.

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oh also recently i discovered i have a distant relative, as in 16-times-great-grandfather (paternal grandfather’s maternal line) whose great granddaughter was Catherine Parr, aka wife #6 of Henry the 8th of England, and that whole end of the family tree is knights and Sirs

Something for a personal project made by me and my girly @dee-home = D

Note: this is just one of the few versions we have of her xD

General Info

Name: Aihime Uzumaki
Kanji:  うずまき愛媛
Nicknames: Ai-chan (愛ちゃん), Eclipse Princess (Nisshoku no Hime, 日食の媛)
Birthday: 14/02
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Species: Synthetic Human
Height: 168cm/5'6
Weight: 58kg/128lb
Clan: Uzumaki Clan, Hyuuga Clan [Descendant]
Chakra Nature(s): ?
Affiliation(s): Otogakure
Ninja Rank: ?
Weapon(s): ?

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anonymous asked:

How do you think Jason would handle his s/o Latin family while visiting for the holidays.

So like I’m a strong believer of the headcanon of Jason being Latino :)))

-he would be so confused at first like everyone is when they meet a Latino family
-“Oh you got to say hi to my cousin!”
-“This is my mom’s cousin!”
-“This is my dad’s uncle’s wife!”
-“This is my second cousin once removed!”
-he meets new family members each time you take him over to a family gathering
-loves seeing you so happy
-Latino families be having the best convos at dinner so he’s totally into them
-you’re tías love him and they tell him all the chisme
-but you know those tías be gossiping about you and his relationship low key
-he likes spending time with your family more than his own
-all your little cousins love him
-my boy isn’t afraid to start to speaking Spanish, once you guys come back home he slips into it more than normal
-he hasss to take leftovers it’s a must
-overall I think Jason would be able to handle the fiasco