Sormik week day 6! Woohoo! I’m back. No baby Sormiks this time, but have all the more fluff. This one is for @amarietie/ @tmariea for Storms in Our Blood. Today’s theme is “Lastonbell—Promises/Acceptance”, and although this scene indeed takes place in Elysia and has nothing to do with the Lastonbell promise, I figured the prompt was as good as any to do a marriage proposal. I… I went over the top with the cheesiness, didn’t I? *hides* The layers have fancy names to distract from the ridiculous romance going on here. Like “background panels”, background background”, “fucking rain”, “fucking lightning”, “rainy bits” and “rainy muchs”.
Anyway, I’m sorry this is so rushed, but I hope it gets the idea across just fine! I really really hope you like it, Mari! :,) This is my little thanks for your kind words and deeds for me, and for your Earth Armatus Rose occasionally saving my ass in ToLink, hoho. HAPPY SEVERAL MONTHS LATE BIRTHDAY OR SOMETHING
For everyone else: go read the story, it includes more artistic use of seraphic artes, and more kisses in the rain, if that doesn’t convince you I don’t know what to tell you
I’ve gotten a bunch of requests asking about where certain characters fall in the faeformers au, so I decided to make a list. Many thanks to my bro, @fugoh for telling me about the different faerie courts.
Seelie Court: Usually benevolent, these faeformers are the most likely to interact with humans, often out of personal curiosity or a sense of mischief. They adhere to the laws of the fae (for the most part) so they are relatively trustworthy, and are far more sociable with one another than their Unseelie cousins. Seelie faeformers can also be extremely helpful to those they deem worthy, or that have placated them with offerings. They may even choose to guard a particular human or household or impart some sort of wisdom or gift to them. The Seelie Court is comprised of both the Summer and Spring Courts.
Summer Court: Vivacious, playful, mischievous, and extremely curious, these faeformers have a habit of meddling in the lives of mortals, for better or worse. They are exceptionally fond of parties, and tend to throw one every night of the week during the summer months. However these parties are often extremely dangerous for passing mortals, as they are likely to become trapped in the fae world forever if they’re not careful. The Summer Court is split between its two rulers, Optimus and Elita. At one point, the two of them ruled happily together as a couple, but over the years their different approaches to fae politics eventually created a rift between them. Seelie of the Summer Court are either loyal to Optimus or Elita and tend not to interact with members of the other side for the most part, until one of their many feasts, that is.
Rulers: Optimus and Elita
Spring Court: Quiet, creative, individualistic, and peaceful, these faeformers are more aloof than their Summer Court counterparts and tend to mostly keep to themselves, unless they are sought out by humans. They are considered to be master craftsmen and musicians, often preforming for the other courts during dances or plying their trade among other faeformers. If a human wanted to learn from these creatures, and had followed all the required steps, one of the Spring Court would gladly teach them their craft. They tend to favor human poets, storytellers and musicians, often luring one into their realm to entertain them for an evening, after which the human would be showered with gifts and sent safely on their way. The Spring Court is ruled by the wise and benevolent Ultra Magnus. He’s said to be extremely observant of the faerie rules and can come across as a bit stern, but he has the soul of a true artist and is known for his gracious hospitality towards his human guests.
Ruler: Ultra Magnus
Unseelie Court: These are the creatures of legend that mothers use to scare children into obedience. They are cold, cunning, malevolent, and not at all fond of humans wandering into their realm. They don’t hold themselves to the laws as tightly as the seelie do, and are much more likely to manipulate the truth and deceive people. They are said to have very powerful magic and are willing to preform deeds that the Seelie Court shy away from. If you get it in your head to bargain with them for whatever reason, don’t. Whatever it is you think you want or need, it is not worth the risk. These faeformers will play you like a Fossegrim’s violin and will take far more from you than you’d ever be willing to give. Not all of them are outright hostile however as some merely prefer to be left alone. It may be possible for you to get out of a jam by outsmarting them, or amusing them in some way. (They’re very fond of riddles.) The Unseelie Court is comprised of the Winter and Autumn Courts.
Winter Court: Solitary, severe, and unrelenting, these fae are the most dangerous of all the faeformer courts. They consider humans to be little more than insects, and have no qualms about killing (or in some cases, devouring) any that dare step foot inside their territory. They are untrusting, even of each other, often scheming behind one another’s back and forming alliances to claw their way up the social ladder. Ruled by the equally feared and respected Lord Megatron, he is the sole reason the Winter Court has not torn each other apart yet. Unsurprisingly, they are not fond of the Seelie, but tend to retain a respectful (or disdainful) distance (though some suspect this has more to do with their leader’s apparent fixation on the king of the Summer Court, Optimus.)
Autumn Court: Proud, independent, clever, and inquisitive, these faeformers like their privacy and tend to avoid unnecessary confrontation. While they’re not overly fond of humans or Seelie, they are not openly hostile towards them either. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t approach one without extreme caution however, as they can still be extremely dangerous. They are said to be very wise and some have the ability to read the stars to predict the future. (They might even divine yours for you for a price, though take care of how they chose to interpret it.) They are however, exceptionally vain for the most part and can be won over somewhat with flattery, gifts, and offerings if you ever find yourself in a bind or simply need their advice. They also love stories and songs, and have been known to stalk humans from a distance that they hear singing to themselves or sharing campfire tales. The Autumn Court was at one point ruled by a fae called Metalhawk, but is now under the control of Starcream, a former Winter Court member who struck out on his own and killed Metalhawk to ascend the Autumn throne. Despite his violent and unconventional start, Starscream for the most part keeps his realm safe and protected, particularity from the enraged Megatron.
Ruler: Starscream (formerly Metalhawk)
The Courtless: These faeformers follow no ruler and prefer not to get involved in the petty squabbles of the courts. The are the wildcards, the roguish outlaws, the bloodthirsty hunters, the charming drifters, and the savage beasts. Often looked down upon by court adhering fae, the Courtless aren’t bond by the same laws as the others, meaning that they can be extremely dangerous under the right circumstances. While there are more malevolent Courtless faeformers out there, many of them are fond of mortals, sometimes even going so far as to disguise themselves as humans to get a closer look. It’s always best to carry some sort of protection on you when dealing with them however, no matter how friendly they may seem.
Shadow Court: Very little is known about these creatures, though it’s said that even the Winter Court avoid them at all costs. They are the stuff of legends, beings of nightmare and shadow, lurking on the edge of the fae realm but never fully a part of it. The have no allegiance to anyone and obey no laws. No human has ever met one of these beings face to face and lived to tell about it, though people who have gone into the woods late at night tell tales of a strange, haunting voice that seems to call out from the shadows, inviting them to stray off the path.
One of the most annoying things ever about being lesbian is that people, straight and even not straight, will ask me what guy I’d bang. No one ?? I’m not into men ??? And then they’ll be like come on there’s gotta be one and I’m like no ??? I’m not into men??? At all ??? Why is that so hard for you to understand leave me alone???
so like… I was tagged by @amaxing-daes a while ago for this and I think @killeryixing like 84 years ago but I never did it rip. I’m posting this now bc the more I look at that pic of my the more I hate it BUT I also keep getting distracted by look at yixing what an angel