Royalty (prince/princess) rebelling against an arranged marriage with someone much much older than them prompts?
1) “He’s a very respectable match.”
“And dinosaurs are very respectable creatures, but that doesn’t mean I want to marry one.”
“The count isn’t that old. You’re being ridiculous.”
2) “You could do worse. The countess will provide you with a comfortable life and much wisdom.”
“And a life support machine.” They continued stuffing their belongings in a bag, all set to run.
“Then nobody will notice when they die, leave you their ancient fortune, and I’ll come and live with you.”
“I don’t want to murder her! I just don’t want to marry her.”
“All I’m saying is that there are smarter ways to get what you want then running. They’ll only drag you back anyway.”
“…you have something in mind?” They asked their lover.
3) They looked at the young, foolish thing they were supposed to marry and felt a stab of amusement at their antics. At the least suitable match they could find dangling on their arm.
“So, we want to announce we got married last night,” the young royal declared.
Oh, this would definitely bring some life back to the palace.
May I have some HCs on Chuuya and Dazai having an SO that likes to make them food to bring to the port mafia/ADA to eat during lunch please?
Chuuya appreciates you taking the time out of your day to whip up one of his favorite meals in the morning and packing it up all nicely and taking it to the Port Mafia for him to have for lunch, but he tells you that you don’t have to go through all of the trouble of doing it so often because he knows that cooking can be time-consuming and requires a lot of energy. But if you insist that you’re fine with it and that you enjoy making food for him then Chuuya obviously won’t stop you from wanting to feed him.
Chuuya often looks forward to your regular visits and seeing you with his delicious lunch in your hands ever since you coming to the Port Mafia during lunch time has become a routine. He makes sure not to have anything after breakfast and that he’s back at the mafia’s headquarters around noon so that he gets to see you when you drop it off before he’s off to take care of some important businesses again because he won’t be back until after midnight.
Chuuya can sometimes get so adorably excited to find out what you’ve made for him that day and there’s always a curious grin on his face as he’s unwrapping the furoshiki from the bento box and opening it to reveal its contents. He’s always impressed with the way you’d creatively arrange the meats and veggies in an aesthetic manner because like most people, Chuuya definitely eats with his eyes first before he actually goes to dig in.
Dazai’s always happy and beams with absolute joy whenever you show up at the agency, and even more so when you come with a pretty packed lunch for him after slaving away in the kitchen for a good hour in the morning to produce a yummy home cooked meal. Dazai tends to make a dramatic scene at the first sight of you and he always manages to draw a smile and a giggle from you even if you become easily embarrassed by his silly and outrageous antics.
Whenever Dazai sits down to eat his lunch he always brags to the other members in the agency about how much of a wonderful and amazing cook you are and how everything you make tastes so heavenly in his mouth, even if it was something really simple and basic you put together that day. Even when he’s constantly praising you, Dazai never seems to offer anyone to try a piece of what you’ve made so they can share the same experience that he gets whenever he tastes your delightful cooking. Dazai finds that sacrificing even the smallest bite pains his heart since he knows that you worked so hard to make this for him.
Dazai makes you stay with him during lunch time and shares the food that you made for him with you if you didn’t bring one for yourself, and he’d have this pleasant bright smile plastered on his face the entire time he’s enjoying your food and lets out a satisfied hum after each bite. He also mumbles things like “yummy~” or “mmm, so good” and takes turn feeding you and himself until there isn’t a single grain of rice left in the bowl.
You are the philanthropist, humanitarian, socially conscious, and are deeply concerned about the state of the world. You have great compassion and idealism. You are a utopian, and will spend your life trying to realize some aspect of your utopian dream, sacrificing money, time, and energy for a better world. It is in giving that you will find much satisfaction.
You have a broad outlook on life. You tend to see the big picture, rather than the minute details. You naturally attract people from all walks of life who can fit into your larger plans and take over the areas you find uninteresting. The person with a 9 Life Path is rarely prejudiced or accepts social biases of people. Instead, they evaluate people on the basis of what they can do for the larger cause.
They are the true egalitarian. You are imaginative and creative, especially at harmoniously arranging the beauty already potential in the environment. These abilities can lead you into such fields as interior decorating, landscape art, and photography. But because of your strong social consciousness, you can be an effective politician, lawyer, judge, minister, teacher, healer, and environmentalist. Vocations that require self- sacrifice and have a clear social impact are common among 9s.
You are often disappointed by the realities of life: the shortcomings of others, or of yourself. Somehow, you don’t want to accept the imperfections of the world, a feeling that drives you constantly to try to improve upon it. But rather than be satisfied with your efforts, and those of others, you relentlessly push on, striving for greater accomplishments. You are often unsatisfied with the results. In short, you lack the perspective that would otherwise make it possible for you to enjoy life more fully, and accept its natural limitations.
You have a controlled enthusiasm and the ability to finish what you start. A key to your personality is the necessity of sacrifice. You have to learn to let go of material possessions and relationships, the inherent lesson being that holding on too tightly to anything causes pain. Money comes to you through mysterious or unexpected ways: inheritance; the benevolence of someone who was inspired by your work; or a lucky investment.
Conversely, if you pursue money for its own sake, after giving up on your larger dreams, you’re likely to find yourself empty handed. The most successful and satisfying road for a nine is giving, sharing, and sacrificing for a larger goal without expecting anything in return. Your greatest chance at success is to tie your personal fortunes to an endeavor that makes the world a better place for others. Very often, this turns into a highly successful and lucrative enterprise, providing amply for you and your family. Your life rests on the axiom that the more you give, the bigger your reward.
You are romantic, but your love is more impersonal. You tend to be focused on your dreams. When you are not in harmony with your true nature, you can fall to moodiness, or become aloof, and withdrawn. You can become timid, uncertain, and ungrateful, putting the blame for your troubles on others or the world. You have a gift for examining your life objectively, and at some distance. Be honest with yourself. By openly facing your shortcomings, as well as your strengths, you develop equilibrium. You are thus able to love and better understand yourself and all of life.
4 cups water 2 lemons 2 cups of frozen berry medley (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry or your choice) 2 silicone ice cube trays :GET START
Lemon and Berry Fruit Infused Ice Cubes Save
Use a vegetable peeler to remove the rind of one lemon. Try to only get the bright yellow part and not the white. Bring lemon peel and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Set aside to cool.
Slice the other lemon thinly into rings, then into 8 triangles like when cutting a pie.
Add berries and lemon triangles to the ice cube trays. Get creative and artistic, arranging the fruit so that it’s most colorful on the outside. Fill the trays ¼ through, then place in the freezer for 1 hour. This will ensure that the fruit does not float to the top.
Remove the Lemon and Berry Fruit Infused Ice Cubes tray from the freezer and fill to the top with water. Place the tray back into the freezer until the cubes frozen all the way through. You can move the cubes to a freezer bag and start over if you are throwing a large party.
Store in the freezer until you are ready to use. The cubes will keep for up to 2 weeks.
“so I was bored & decided to go through my Dad’s phone camera roll. To my surprise/dismay, there were quite a few selfies but I found this picture of me & @daltonrapattoni at his house back in Texas. To think that tomorrow he’s going to perform for the finals of American Idol just confirms what I’ve known for a long time: this guy is one of a kind. seriously, who else that would sing Phantom of the Opera with an acoustic guitar & make It’s Gonna Be Me a love ballad?
Time and time again the judges & audience alike have praised him for "Daltonizing” songs, which he has done masterfully, but there’s so much more to that than creative song arrangements. “Daltonizing” a song is seeing someone who performs like it’ll be their last time on a stage & who sings lyrics like it’s their therapy. whether he wins or not, you all are the real winners because you got to witness the start of a very special artist. I have as much idea as you all do what he’s going to do next musically but I have no doubt it’s going to be epic.
Dalton, I honestly couldn’t be more proud of you. I can’t wait to watch you in the audience tomorrow & especially can’t wait for you to answer your phone again when all the Idol craziness dies down. here’s to more music, more laughs, as well as more of actually seeing you in LA because if you don’t move out here we have a problem. congratulations on everything 😃
Try to imagine if Patton had sung properly on that record! Just think of that spine-tingling line on Underwater Love: ‘Hold me closer, keep me near, I’ll never get enough’, but sung like “Just A Man”.
Matt Wallace, The Real Thing’s producer, remembered Patton’s spiteful mood towards FNM at the time; he’d been restricted from any creative input regarding arrangements and so on, extracting revenge in the most Mike Patton kind of way.
In an interview with Hammer from 2009, Wallace noted: “[Patton] was singing really nasally and also his pitch on record was not as good as I knew it could be. I was just like: 'Why don’t you just hit the notes?’ And he goes: 'No man, this is my style.’ Because he’d sing the song on tape, and he’d do this amazing, really full voice. I’m like: 'That’s the voice! Get that on the damn tape!’ He was like: 'No man, I don’t want to do it’.”
I can't see Gwen wanting to move to OK. The school system, even if private, doesn't compare at all to the private schools in LA. Her entire family is in LA. Not saying that Blake isn't close to his family in OK but the father of her kids is in LA. I can't ever see her wanting to take her kids away from Gavin unless he proves to be neglectful. She loves her kids too much to want to separate them from their father. Her kids come before anything, and she's made that clear.
I understand that they are unlikely to leave LA due to GR, grandparents, other family, school, and so on. That doesn’t mean that they can’t get creative with their living arrangements so that they can spend a good portion of time in OK as well. Christmas break, summer break, etc. It’s not unheard of to maintain two households, even for us normal, non-multi millionaire folks. I know of several families who have one parent living and working in a larger city during the week, and then returning to the family home in the country to spend the weekend.
I dare you to write about a character meeting up with their sibling, whom they believed dead
Be creative! Is the meeting arranged or entirely by surprise? Does the sibling remember their old life and did they feign their own death to escape it? Or perhaps the sibling was taken, disappeared, and has a memory doused out by trauma.
Think outside the box!
If you’re brave enough to post, don’t forget to tag I dare you to write and indicate whether or not concrit is welcome.
Aries: Is hyped up on sugar and bouncing from wall to wall, annoying tf out of everybody
Taurus: Snacking on gummy worms to stay awake
Gemini: Too busy flirting with Cancer to be tired
Cancer: Blushing and cuddling with Gemini, but is just about ready to pass out at any minute
Leo: Telling funny, animated stories to keep everyone entertained
Virgo: Actually remembers that they’re supposed to be working and does just that
Libra: Painting Scorpio’s nails bright colors
Scorpio: Demanding that Libra be stopped and giving out death threats
Sagittarius: Drunk and playing solitaire
Capricorn: Starts doing the work with Virgo, ends up procrastinating by watching cute videos on YouTube
Aquarius: Procrastinates by making a creative flower arrangement for Pisces
Pisces: Only awake because they’re high; thinks the flowers are alive
*thanks to the anon for the suggestion :) send suggestions to cancercornastrology*
Random Movement - Fresh Off The Market (Vandal) BCee - Double Take (Fokuz) Redeyes - Goodnight Brooklyn (Vandal) Pharrell Williams - Happy (?????? Bootleg ??????) Calibre - Things R Re-Arranging - Creative Source Glen E. Ston & Flaco - Transcendence (dub) Andrezz - There Is No Time To Lose (Vandal) Andrezz - Neanderthal (L-Side Remix) (V) Command Strange - Movin (dub) Glen E. Ston & Flaco - Freak (dub) Flowrian feat. Chrizzor - Perception (Vandal) Boosta & Atmos T - The Things You Do (Innerground) Dramatic & Command Strange - Try To Understand (dub) Quadrant & D-Struct - Sexy Beam (Intrigue) Soulculture & DJ Hyprid - Losing You (Audio Addict) K-Jah - Clap For That (Ruffneck Ting) Ram Trilogy - Titan (Ram) Submorphics - Pacfic Heights (Liquid V) Random Movement, Jaybee & Adrienne Richards Ahead Of It All (Liquid V) Level 2 - When (V)
One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again.
Marshall Vandruff (via neil gaiman via jonathan carroll)