crying cinderella

cinderella: redo

so i was watching cinderella while doing my nails and waiting for them to dry which was clearly a Mistake because now i can’t help but think -

the evil stepmother was always evil, okay. say her abuse of her own daughters was different than that of cinderella’s - but it was still abuse. giving them impossible expectations, telling them they were never good enough, never pretty enough, never smart enough. and then she gets married, and anastasia and drizella are ecstatic because this man seems kind and warm and maybe just maybe he can temper their mother, maybe with him around she won’t be so cruel. so they’re on their very best behavior in the beginning, they do just as their mother taught - they trot out their best upper court manners in an attempt to get their new stepfather to like them. but it just comes off as cold and snooty and they’re trying, they are, they’re just bad at it. and they see how he is with cinderella, the smiling girl their own age, and they are jealous. they don’t mean to be, they try not to be, they know it isn’t becoming of young ladies. but she gets hugs and kisses and affection and they get rulers slapped on their hands when they reach for desert and sharp jabs to their sides when they slouch and - soon they hate cinderella, not for anything she’s done, but for what she has and they dont

but then her father dies. and it’s all a tumble of things and cinderella is crying and they’ve lost their only chance at escaping their mother’s clutches and it’s terrible. and everything settles and there’s no reason to be jealous anymore but resentment is hard to let go of and they don’t know what to do. they’re only kids too after all. and they’re so terribly bad at comforting people, they can do flowery words and know all the right bows but cinderella is so sad and they just don’t know what to do with that, because they’re supposed to be sisters but they’re not even friends

and slowly but surely their mother starts abusing cinderella, starts making her a maid in her own home, and she’s their mother, what are anastasia and drizella supposed to do? she rules them with an iron fist, and cinderella doesn’t even like them anyway, it’s none of their business.

except one night anastasia crawls into her sister’s bed in the middle of the night and wakes her up. “i was thirsty,” she explains, eyes wide and shiny, and they’re bad at this with other people but drizella has no problems with pulling anastasia into her arms. the younger girl clutches her sister and continues, “i was thirsty and i went down to the kitchen to get some water and - and cinderella is still up! she’s doing the dishes, and she should be asleep, mom is going to make her make breakfast in the morning and -” she cuts herself off with a hiccup and whispers, “it’s not fair.”

“life isn’t fair,” drizella says, echoing one of their mother’s favorite phrases. but her sister is staring at her with wet eyes, and it’s not like their mother is likely to get up before sunrise anyway, she hates waking up, so she pulls herself and anastasia out of bed and off they go.

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❝ i can shake everything off as i write; my sorrows disappear and my courage is reborn, ❞  - Anne Frank

time for some recommendation time because i have bookmarked some of my favourites during my hiatus to keep me rejuvenated and quenched and wanna share them with ya’ll♡

i really really love and admire these authors and their incredibly divine writings that just pulled my heartstrings and drowned me in my own ocean of tears. you should have a look and when i mean ‘should’ i mean you MUST because they are insanely good (in my opinion). i’m sure there are way more brilliant writers and stories to discover but then again, there are a billion stars in the night sky and we have all the time in the world to pick one and admire it.

▼please and i mean PLEASE don’t throw any hate, shade or give annoying rude requests of updates to writers who put in effort to rekindle the passion for reading and craft our fantasies and imaginations▲

fic rec update: 16 May

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@minthusiast
six degrees of separation (yoongi scenario)
he didn’t (multi-member series)
❝ you guys don’t frickin know how much i love her fics and if you can handle cliffhangers then you will enjoy her masterpieces but if you don’t - well prepare some tissues❞

@jungkxook
arranged love (jungkook series)
hiraeth (jungkook series)
❝ art. alyssa is art. that’s all i can say because she is a fucking masterpiece❞

@annyeongs
to earth (yoongi scenario)
listen (taehyung scenario)
punchline (jungkook scenario)
❝ mia’s writing is like getting a glimpse of what heaven seems like because her stories are just exceptionally beautifully written❞

@taesthetes
cerise (yoongi scenario)
mischance (jungkook scenario)
accismus (taehyung series)
oodal (namjoon scenario)
❝ as you can tell, i’m a mega fan of cat’s writings. like no joke. pls read her stories and love her and bless her for such amazing stories like pls she is a sweet gift from heaven i swear❞

@dreamscript
pressure (jimin scenario)
❝ her comical scenarios and plots makes me smile like there is no tomorrow so maybe her amazing writing will do something to you too…its probably black magic…❞

@vixx17andbtsimagines
bts college!au
❝ okay she makes me feel so frickin fluffy with her drabbles like i can just EXPLODE with floor. she is crazy and her imagines are so relatable i just had to put her in my recommendation list❞

@an-exotic-writer
the taste of love (yoongi scenario)
obliviously obviously obvious (jungkook scenario)
❝ if i could, i would just give you her entire masterlist because i swear, missy’s writings can cure every broken soul. she makes me feel like such a disloyal hoe just because her writings for every member are frickin insanely good❞

@heungtanbts
noise (jimin scenario)
❝ main culprit for making me cry over angst because of this scenario. she is really good guys pls go check her out if you wanna good cry❞

@queenjunghoseok
cinderella (hoseok series)
enchanted (jimin series)
❝ jen is one of the first few writers that got me hooked and stimulated my passion for writing. i’ve talked to her before and she is a genuinely nice person. pls give her love for her incredible writing❞

@jjungkooked
better than words (taehyung scenario)
the little things (jungkook scenario)
untimely confessions (seokjin scenario)
❝ kristen’s stories are masterpieces and i’m not kidding you like they are so genuine and deep - deeper and the ocean - and that says a LOT❞

@exoticarmy127
prince charming - love is easy - after all (jungkook series)
laws of motions and attractions (taehyung series)
limited edition (jungkook scenario)
❝ if you guys want a taste of extreme fluff and angst, go to kaye’s because her writings *sigh* i don’t even know anymore. she is just one of the most talented writers i have ever known in my entire existence❞

@your-miss-right
caller number 9 (yoongi series)
salted caramel (hoseok series)
warning labels (hoseok scenario)
felicity (seokjin scenario)
❝ *screaming because thalia is fucking amazing and i love her writings so much* you have no idea how much i admire her writing. its so new and fresh and just something i want to experience and have it screened in a cinema ya know. oh yeah and her edits makes me question my own artistic talent❞

@pjimns
the insanity called love (taehyung scenario)
❝ issy just slays it. she SLAYS it. if she played me she will slay ya'll❞

@yoongsigh
basically her entire text masterlist
❝ cheesy af and lucy’s texts makes me want to puke butterflies and cry rainfalls. partner in crime but likely to be the one to have to save my ass from the cops because i daydream too much in the midst of schemes❞

@inktae
first light (jungkook scenario)
the swirling way of stars (jungkook scenario)
blue orchids (jungkook scenario)
❝ ya’ll…you have no idea how much i love mari and her stories. she makes magic with her words and fantasies come to life with her imagination that is just beyond the universe❞

@sxgah
between the lines (jungkook scenario)
❝ i spent months trying to find this amazing blog who has the amazing fic that reminds me of jodi picoult’s Between The Lines. and trust me, its so beautiful i love it soo much it gets mE SO FLUFFY. kim’s stories are beyond amazing and i’m just nOPE NOT TODAY GURL❞

@gukvory
the devil skates on thin ice (yoongi series)
❝ you all have no fucking clue how amazing ivory is. iv’e been through her past personas and she still strikes me with her flamboyant vocab and outstanding storylines❞

@taechubs
paper hearts (jungkook series)
❝ ERIN NEEDS TO BE STOPPED I REPEAT SHE NEEDS TO BE STOPPED that’s all ❞

@bngtn-blues
iniquitous (jungkook scenario)
❝ idk about you but tina is underrated and i waNT PEOPLE TO LOVE HER WORKS thank you pls. she is new so she doesn’t have that many fics but i’m so excited for new ones because she is just MMHHMMM❞

@jimlingss
rent-a-boyfriend (taehyung scenario)
❝ yo this fic had me and my friends sQUEALING during biology class like i’m so in love with this fic where can i find a boyfriend????? like taehyung???? this fic is enough to stir the butterflies in you ;) ❞

@donewithjeon
petrichor (yoongi scenario)
❝ so so so s o SOOO good and so reALLL and genuine like it gives me raw feelings and i just SIGHHH

@wastednotions
snapstreak (jungkook series)
❝ basically aus + kalice = some crazy cliche fluff shit. though in real life she is an actual ass she is actually really soft for jungkook so thats the only thing i respect of her

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there is waaaaaaaaaaay more i assure and i’m pretty sure you guys know waaaaaay more. these are my fav scenarios and authors who have truly inspired me:) pls give them all the respect and love they deserve for their hard work. some of them are on hiatus or either really busy but all we can do is give them support and patience♡ will update the fic soon:))
-Q

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Long Post, Sorry

Earlier this week I was surprised by a few birdies, so I want to give a proper thanks. I’m sorry if this seems conceited to anyone, but I really had to share because I was in actual tears.

Not long ago, muss senpai did a giveaway for her cute suitor cards, and I remember feeling relieved Rayvis wasn’t included because I already knew if I didn’t win him I’d be so crushed. And then, while walking through the tall grass of my Tumblr dash, a wild Rayvis card appeared. Add to that, at the time I was going through some things so I was already pretty down, seeing a card filled me with so much happiness and dread at the same time, because I felt it would be impossible to get him.

I saw some of my friends reblogged it, and without asking, I kind of more or less hoped they were doing it for me? 😅😅I had high hopes anyway, but was too afraid to ask them; I didn’t want to make assumptions. 😂 

And then, none of us won, and as I predicted, I was devastated. I pretended I didn’t see muss’ announcement lol I wanted to forget about the whole thing.

Then this week, I got the mail as my mom and I were heading out, and I see my name on one letter. I almost thought it was spam mail because it was a regular envelope but nicely printed lol omg… I looked at the sender like “Who is Mandi?” (Ma-chi I’m so sorry, I was out of it lol). I open it and see a postcard with anime characters on it, so my next thought is, “oh this must be legit because who would send spam anime mail to me?” 😂😂😂

AND I LOOK. AND I SEE THIS CUTIE. And each piece slowly gets registered like the cute Spyro shirt, Linkypoo, the chess pieces, /).(\ the sofas ahem, and later on the Zelda-themed watch. I was in tears, and giggles from seeing the card. I was so touched, I was speechless, I really couldn’t contain my feels at that point lol. I clearly recognized muss’ art, and the name Mandi finally registered to me as our resident Leo/Masa/Sasu/Kenshin/Sid/Nico/hammock lover, but I had to be sure and confronted them all lol

I want to thank @lustfullyleocrawford for orchestrating this, apparently they were all trying to get me the original card, and @midnightuglystepsister for making the cards and this one itself.

Mandi told me she did this because she imagines Rayvis as “mine." We all know he’s a character in a romance game but, even just knowing this makes me cry lol. As someone who’s ace and often struggles with thoughts of never finding someone who will love and accept me as I am, I quickly got attached to Rayvis. I think that is one reason why I really resonated with him, as he has repeatedly and continually shown his care with MC and that he wants her to be comfortable with him and herself. He is special to me because of this, and having even one person kind of see us as "canon” (in a loose sense) made me so happy. I’m sure Mandi didn’t know this at the time but really it makes me so happy, I’m glad she told me.

I want to thank @f-dee @kseifert @emigotchi @passengersaraht @juzbijou @confused-tofu for being in on the whole thing, doing their small part for the chance at sending Rayvis home to me. I really can’t thank you enough, every time I think about it I want to thank all of you guys again and again. This is really special for me and I feel so honored to have friends who would do something like this for me. It was so thoughtful and I know a lot of love went into this, and I really just can’t say thank you enough to show how grateful I am. So please enjoy my endless flailing over this and a cute pic of Linky admiring it as well. We both love it so much guys. 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

You wanna know how much this picture is destroying me right now? It’s a lot. A hella lot.

Let me elaborate.

Kid Byron sleeping, resting, after lessons? Maybe. After playing with Nico and Albert? MOST DEFINITELY. Heads in the stars, dreaming of great things to come. 15/10 would protect with my life.

Kid Albert. Sleeping on a picture he drew of Stein Castle. It’s home. Their home. His home. And you know what else? HIS HAND IS UNDER NICO’S. He was comfortable with Nico when they were younger. Imagine them playing tag and Nico was It, i bet you my arm he probably slowed down so Nico could catch up. Nico will never return the favor but Al knows that Nico knows that they got each other’s back. Always. Despite that thing there which leads me to

Kid Nico. AND HE has a drawing of Al with X marks and what does this tell us? Healthy brotherly bonding and (maybe pining for Onii-sama’s attention) just even as kids they were teasing each other endlessly. Stretching happily, blush across his cheeks. He has sweets under him and he is adorable. He’s always been alone, abandoned, discarded. And here he is not with one but two brothers. I could write a thesis about the bond between these three boys and I just might.

You know what else is destroying me?

ROBERT. The fact that Robert is here in Stein right now watching over these kids. You can see that from the cluster of paints and ofc the paintbrushes and this is probably one of the fondest memories he’s got of the boys and i just my heart is going to burst please

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Truer words have not been spoken.

Guys help, I knew from the beginning he was going to be my favorite but my heart is all over the place. The whole idea of him putting on puppet shows for kids and doing storytelling (i used to put on shows for kids at my old job!) I’m just… WALTZ YOU ARE SO SPECIAL. Am I gonna make it through this route without dying of feels?