Better than to Breed

My fic for the @nbchannibalbigbang! Which, honestly, I really really wanted to post on ao3 first, but ao3 is straight up not working for me, and I want to meet the deadline, so I’m giving my fic its own tumblr post here!

Summary: Will learns what happened to his & Margot’s baby. Alana learns she is pregnant. Years after the fall, Will & Hannibal welcome home a newborn, and learn to navigate the ups and downs of having children of their own.

Art by @yuquiche coming soon :) 

                                          - Chapter One of Three-

It was warm that morning. Warmer than yesterday, than the weeks, the months before. Spring settled quiet atop Wolf Trap, gradual enough to be missed if you didn’t pay attention. Sky regaining a bluish hue, tinting the gray. Bright. Cool winds. The birds had migrated back, settling into the trees around Will’s property. Buster darted after one, paws splashing through wet patches of melting snow, muddying his fur. Winston followed, then the others, a mad pursuit, some with their paws braced against the tree, barking up at a sparrow.

It didn’t feel as good as it should have, having his dogs back. Will sat on the stairs of his porch, elbows on knees, head in tired hands. Eyelids heavy from too much sleep. A fevered chill stuck to his skin. He squinted up towards the sky, estimating that he had slept until about noon. A tiny pang of guilt that his dogs had to wait so long. Winston had tried to wake him a few times, an eager lick at the side of his face. Each time he’d rolled over, faced the other direction.

Alana wasn’t coming today, Will decided, nodding once to himself. Bones cracking as he stood. It was probably for the best.

She had taken to coming to his house every other Friday morning. Busy work schedule, she claimed, otherwise she’d come more often. She was up for Chilton’s old position and had a lot of “board meetings to attend.” The words sounded flat and awkward coming out of her mouth. Both she & Will knew it, but neither said anything. Will couldn’t complain. Her visits were, admittedly, needed. He hadn’t spoken to anyone since the end of the trial, and as good as they were, his dogs were hardly a substitute for human interaction.

The visits were sweet, at first. She’d show up in the early morning, sometimes with coffee, breakfast. Walk for a while with him, his dogs. She’d ask about his visits with Jack, insisting to Will ‘He shouldn’t make you talk about him if you don’t want to.’

Alana never said his name. Will often found himself amused by the way she danced around it, as if it might set him off.

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Honestly how on earth did Brittany convince Santana to have pink bridesmaid dresses at their wedding? 

Santana said “Me and the color pink have been in an argument for seventeen years, I can’t believe I have to make nice with it now,” when she tried on her pink bridesmaid dress right before Rachel’s canceled wedding… I seriously doubt she’d allow pink.

Buuuuut, Brittany DID say the dress felt “balanced, like I’m wearing the same color on the outside as inside,” when she tried on the bridesmaid dress, so I have a feeling Britt was a fan.

And we know Santana can’t say no to her girl ;)

In Dreams (The Raven Cycle amv)

Since The Raven King comes out today, I wanted to post something special before I dive into the end. I’ve been wasting away months of my life drawing all the scenes for this video, and now it’s finally done. I hope you enjoy it!

  • You don't know my brain the way you know my name:Gemini, Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius
  • You don't know my heart the way you know my face:Aries, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Pisces

This is my friend, Pepper. I’ve had him since I was four and he was just an egg. He’s 20 now, and he’s not doing so well. 

Some of you know him from this blog, some of you may have just seen some of his posts around Tumblr, and for some of you this may be the first time you’re seeing him. For over a year Pepper has gained followers and made friends through the bird community here on Tumblr. He’s been with me through so much and now I want to there for him. I’m hoping that you guys will help me with that. 

This morning I woke up to find Pepper had vomited all over himself. I washed him up and he is currently in a hospital cage. He’s continued to periodically vomit, and he is very fluffed up and sleepy. He is sick. I am not sure what’s wrong yet. I made an appointment for him with an avian vet, but they won’t be able to see him until tomorrow. 

These things always seem to happen at the worst time. I’m in a bit of a bind financially at the moment. I was told it would be $65 for the vet to see Pepper plus additional fees for any tests they have to run and medications. 

I can cover some of this, but I will have to dig into my rent money. I do not yet know how much this will cost, but vet bills for small animals like birds can really pile up. I’m asking for $250 to help cover what will likely be a high bill tomorrow. All of this will go towards my birds. If there is extra money, I will put it away specifically in case an emergency like this happens again. I hate to ask my followers and Tumblr for this, and I want to make it the last time. 

I do not possess the words to describe to you what this little cockatiel means to me. I barely have any memories of before he came into my life. Please, if you can donate, please do here. The site I am using (FundAnything) allows you to donate by PayPal or credit card. I will send thank you cards to anyone who donates. If you donate and would like one, please send me your address in an ask here on Tumblr. 

Even if you cannot donate, a signal boost would mean the world to me. 

Please help my friend. 


My Bullet Journal Set Up

So some of you have asked me about my bullet journal (I’m looking at you, @munirastudies (and some anons - hi anons!)). Here it is: my set-up!

I previously did a post on my bullet journal at the very beginning of this studyblr, which can be found here. It’s just changed so much since then that I decided I’d post a new one!

- 1 - I’ve got a dotted Leuchtturm1917 A5 notebook in a really dark blue - which fits because I’m Ravenclaw. I was actually planning on painting the house crest on the front cover, but I never got to do it… but I think I’ll do it soon haha.

- 2 - When you look at my bullet journal you’ll see that I have some bright tags there. They really help me find stuff quicker (but they aren’t sticky enough so they often get loose.. I should change that). You can see my tag list in picture

- 3 - and it’s at the very end of the notebook. For those of you who don’t know this system yet, it’s really simple! You just decide how you want to tag that page, for example “books” as I did in mine, and go to the back of your notebook to write it down there. Then you choose a colour and put a strip of washi tape (or I use post it flags) on that page in the back and also on the page you want to tag so that the colours are in one line and you can see them from the outside (god I’m bad at explaining this but I can’t find the page that explained it to me, sorry!).

- 4 - On the first three pages there’s an index, and I use the first page for years and months, then the second page (which you can see in the picture) I use for anything else.

- 5 - Then there’s my key. I have a colour coding system, but I use some colours twice (which is really bad, I know) because there just weren’t enough colours! I have one colour for each subject, then also for other parts of my life like work, family and friends, uni in general and health (which is anything really: when I eat, doctor’s appointments, when I clean my flat etc). There’s also a key for my expenses which I rarely use anymore, and one for how long it took me to do a task which I also don’t use anymore.

- 6 - In this picture, and also the one before, you can see my yearly overview (which I am still so proud of because I thinks it’s really pretty). I only write down really important stuff in there, and things I’m looking forward to.

- 7 - Now we come to the more important stuff in my bullet journal. In this picture you can see my monthly overview. Here I write down everything that happens that particular month, like when I have to work, exams, family and friends stuff, and birthdays etc. I also have space for goals that I want to achieve that month, and an expenses table. This really helps me because often times I would just go shopping for books and stuff and spend so much money (which you can see hasn’t really improved much {{I spent 70€ on books last month?!}}). Now I can see how much I spend and what I should do better next month (like, I should definitely buy less books {{I actually spent more money on books this month and it’s not even halfway through but shush}}). On the next page there’s an example of a weekly overview. This one looks pretty much the same every week (at least the layout). Here are some more examples:

There’s always space for my weekly goals, then a food table where I write down everything I eat (which should make me more aware of what I eat and change my habits of eating - but it kind of doesn’t), underneath that there’s my habit tracker (and you can see I’m not very good at that either), and then there’s some kind of time tracker…? I don’t know what it’s called, I just thought I needed to know how I spend my time each day, like if there’s a lot of pink I’ve been doing a lot for myself (reading, watching movies, listening to music), if there’s lots of yellow I did a lot with friends and family, then there’s days where I was very creative and a lot of the time is purple - or if there’s lots of green (history) and red (English) I did a lot for uni. I really like this one (and I think I came up with it myself, but if someone has already claimed credit I give it all to you haha).

- 8 - Let’s just ignore the fact that this was one of my most unproductive weeks of all time (like, do you see how often I migrated tasks here?!). Just like my weekly overviews, my daily overviews look pretty much the same every week - at least the basic layout. I get bored of a certain layout about halfway through the week, so I try to come up with a new one every week. See how I got an arrow based layout in the orange overview, and kind of tree/nature based in the green one? What I always include is how much water I drink. I try to drink 12 glasses of water, which in my case is about 2,5 litres. Then there’s the basic to do list thing that bullet journals have. I include my colour code here as well, it just makes it easier for me to see what kind of things I have to do each day. Some more examples:

- 9 - I also have pages in my bullet journal that I use for lists, uni stuff, recs, organisation and personal stuff. In this picture you can see my “books to read” list. On the first example picture of the daily pages you can also see my wish list (which only has “money” on it - figures) and a pro/contra list about the two options I have for my stay abroad. Here are some more examples:

My saving goals page (which isn’t really done yet) and my schedule for this semester(which doesn’t have the hours on it):

and a “movies to watch” list (some spelling mistakes included):

- 10 - This last picture is my current spread. I saw this on tumblr and wanted to try it, but my colour code kind of destroys it. Maybe I’ll try it again some time without my colour code… Here’s another picture of the weekly overview:

Wow. This got a little out of hand! I hope you enjoy this :)


exactly six years later, and they still only have eyes for each other. 

Happy Birthday Eiichiro Oda! 1.1