cupid card

Okay but imagine Adrien and Marinette get together but still don’t know about each other’s secret identities. But then they share their first kiss like on the lips full kiss and Marinette stands there stunned, Adrien thinking it’s from the shock of the kiss but no

It’s from everything hitting Marinette at once as she thinks of the kiss back during Dark Cupid and valentine’s cards left unsigned and the poem Adrien threw away and how can she be so stupid to never figure it out.

Then, after defeating another akuma and they’re both about to turn back Ladybug grabs Chat’s hand, telling him it’s okay and she knows and they don’t need to keep it a secret anymore. And of course he asks what’s up with her and she leans in and kisses him just as they’re changing back and just goes

“I know, Adrien…I know.”

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TAROT READING FOR A FRIEND

I pulled these cards in this specific order: First–how you feel. Second–what you want. Third–what to do. 

I. THE THREE OF SWORDS

The 3 of Swords suggests a general sense of anguish, pain, suffering, foregone love, etc. It’s quite a telling card. Cupid’s melancholic stature suggests aimlessness, he seems to be letting his arrows (sacred things that defined and drove his purpose, the objects that afford him power) to be coaxed easily from him by a beautiful woman rising out from a murky pond. Broken arrows lay at his feet, failed endeavors. It seems that he is about to faithlessly attempt to spend one more arrow, but the woman is bold/pushy, her fingers inching towards its edges, and he allows it to occur. The pond and the sky remind me of a lyric from Joanna Newsom’s Emily—- “….the sky’d been breathin on a mirror.” Both the pond and the landscape beyond are obscured by smoke and murk, suggesting dual uncertainties. And even though Cupid points WEST (in relation to where I pulled the cards) (west may be synonymous with the land of the dead–and I am not sure if that means anything), the pond and landscape reflect each other. Neither direction is specifically safe. Now, the woman rising from the pond invokes images of the siren, whose sweet call is always inviting and intoxicating just before they kill you. She carries a staff of hyacinths? It’s absolutely worth noting that in Greek mythology, Hyacinth was a lover of Apollo who was struck by a disk and killed. Apollo, who was heartbroken, allowed the eponymous flowers to grow from his fallen lover’s flesh (this is also harkens back to the general meaning of the card–heartbrokenness). This could be, perhaps, suggest an uncertainty about a fresh start. But it could also suggest that such beauty and fragrance can only arise from the undone entrails of a corpse. 

II. THE SIX OF CHALICES

The six of chalices generally represents innocent love, infancy, serenity, etc. but I find it to be dubious. A mother figure stands authoritatively before a sweet child, her face half-obscured and looking away from the baby, even as the child looks to her. Her half-obscured face is especially interesting. This may represent a desire for motherly love and acceptance/recognition regardless of the person’s blood relationship to you. The child and the mother pluck flowers together, in a paradisiacal garden girded by a ring of wood. Beyond, smoke once more obscures the landscape. Perhaps this suggests an unwillingness to look beyond a desire for harmony, or perhaps it suggests that even within this fantasy of paradise something uncertain looms. The lilies in the foreground loom fantastically high, as though in a dream.  The mother figure continues to pluck roses, and does not seem to heed the thorns on the stalks which are nigh visible. 

III. THE KNIGHT OF PENTACLES

The Knight of Pentacles generally suggests stability, perseverance in choices, lucky encounters, etc. This card is quite interesting! Notice the landscape, it is no longer obscured by smoke/clouds! The lilies at the feet of the horse now bloom in a realistic and surmountable size! The knight’s sword is sheathed, suggesting a time of peace and tranquility, but also suggesting preparedness. He balances the omniscient pentacle in his palm. This suggests clarity in your sense of duty, order, of unquestioned service to a deity/ruler/being. This suggests purpose. I think, the advice here in this card is to stand by your convictions. The mounted horse seems to suggest infallibility—-you are coming into definition, you cannot be harmed by immaterial things. 

Valentine's Day
Jonathan Larson
Valentine's Day

Not my song. Some lyrics could be wrong.

[MIMI]
Harder.
Harder!
Oh c’mon, daddy!
Aren’t you man enough?
I love men…
Again!

[ROGER]
Whoever said that love has to be tough?

[INSTRUMENTAL]

[MARK]
You’re my greeting card candy Cupid,
with the wind chill it’s 20 below.
I’ll pretend I’m lonely and
stupid, and as pure as the virgin, snow.
So take me in from the storm,
and the fire so warm,
you won’t have the nerve to say no.
You won’t have the nerve to say no-oh!

[MIMI] (CHORUS)
Beat me till I’m black and blue and gray!
(Beat her till she’s black and blue and gray!)
Draw a little heart (Draw a little heart),
draw a little arrow (draw a little arrow)
Draw a little blood!
V-V-V-Valentine’s Day!

[JOANNE]
Forget-me-not how could you be so cold,
it’s like a forgetting an arm, that’s been dismembered!
This is like salt, in the wound Maureen,
but I’ve had died if you hadn’t remembered.

[ROGER]
Red wine ice and and a feather,
strawberry kisses and lace.
Chains and bull whips, and leather.
Anything that stings like a slap on my face.
You know I like to play rough.
Baby lock the handcuffs.
The scar won’t be tough to erase,
The scar won’t be tough to erase.

[MIMI] (CHORUS)
Beat me till I’m black and blue and gray!
(Beat her till she’s black and blue and gray!)
Draw a little heart (Draw a little heart),
draw a little arrow (draw a little arrow)
Draw a little blood!
V-V-V-Valentine’s Day!

[COLLINS AND ANGEL]
He loves me.
He loves me more!
He loves me.
He loves me more!
He loves me.
He loves me more!
He loves me.
He loves me more!

[MAUREEN]
It was acting, Mark! I swear! She’s all alone.

[MARK]
Do I care?

[MAUREEN]
Stay frozen to your word.

[MARK]
There.

[MAUREEN]
Jerk!

[ROGER]
All the others, love to make me cry.
You want to save me from myself, good luck
your the first one to try. Goodbye.
I love you because you try.
See, the truth is I’m desperate for true love,
not a one year chocolate cherries bloody and red.
I was praying that it would be you, love.
To show me before I drove you out of my bed.
And I feel like a fool,
but I’m so used to cruel,
that I doubt I will be cruel till I’m dead.
I doubt I’ll be cruel till I’m dead. So…

[MIMI] (CHORUS)
He beat me till I was black and blue and gray!
(Beat her till she was black and blue and gray!)
Draw a little heart (Draw a little heart),
draw a little arrow (draw a little arrow)
Draw a little blood!
Draw a little heart (Draw a little heart),
draw a little arrow (draw a little arrow)
Draw a little blood!
Draw a little heart (Draw a little heart),
draw a little arrow (draw a little arrow)
Draw a little blood!
V-V-V-Valentine’s!
V-V-V-Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s!
(Beat her till she’ black and blue and gray!)
V-V-V-Valentine’s Day!
(Beat her till she’s black and blue and gray!)
Valentine’s Day!
(Beat her till she’s black and blue and gray!)
V-V-V-Valentine’s Day!
(Beat her till she’s black and blue and gray!)
Valentine’s Day!