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Hazel Mikaelson | A Life Story

The story of how Hazel came to be a Mikaelson.

And also to make up for ripping out @fidusfrater‘s heart yesterday.

@hazelswish @brokenbex

Asariel had only been planning on staying in Mystic Falls for short time. While she was there, she’d begun volunteering at the hospital - mostly in the OB unit after compelling her way in. She may not be able to have children of her own, but she had enough love to give those that needed it. It was during this time that a couple had come in and had the most precious little brown headed girl.

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Process photos of my drawing for the ballerina Julie Kent, who retired from American Ballet Theatre with a farewell performance Saturday night. The drawing–which is made up of the names of all the ballets she danced at ABT–was commissioned as a gift for her and a few others, but also ended up in a beautiful story about her at You can see the finished drawing at if you’re inclined…

anonymous asked:

I want to get my friends into RuPaul's Drag Race but I don't know how they'll feel about it. Do you have that? Personal experience? Tips?

Oh hieeee dear! Omg, of all people you send this to me? From previous answers you should have been able to tell that I absolutely suck at giving advice. But since my blog has kind of been Drag posts all-round lately… I’m just going to break down for you how my drag obsession started and who was involved with that and how it all happened.

So, here’s how I got into it! Most people that follow me know that I have been cosplaying for a few years now and absolutely admire the art of make-up, wigs, costuming and transforming yourself into anything you want to be! I love broadway craziness and I’m also quite the rainbow myself so, I was already dangling with my feet over the edge. I had seen some RPDR stuff online [mostly Tumblr] but I was kind of scared by it? And I didn’t really know what it was so I tried not to get involved.

And then my bestest friend @blueduckfiretruck started snapchatting me that she was watching RPDR. And she did this all the time and I was kind of like: ok. But she’s determined af so she kept talking about it. And then she showed me Adore Delano [who is now practically the love of my life] and I was like ‘o-kay….’. And then I got ill and I had to stay at home. And what happens? I start watching Drag Race. Because I always get into fandoms when I’m ill. I mean. It is how my obsession with POTO started. Thanks very much @fantomessilencieux! Love you baboo~

“We don’t have to wear all those crazy cool stuff. As long as you have a little eyeliner on and some glitter in your heart for hope. That’s all you really need in life.”
- Adore Delano

I was ridiculously skeptical at first. I swear. I didn’t even like it all that much. I wasn’t head over heels but after episode 3 of season 6 I was like: YES GAWD *insert tongue pop here*. I particularly fell in love with Adore and also with Bianca Del Rio because omg my fucking weak spot is definitely insult comedy! If you want more on how I fell in love with certain queens, just ask!

And then it began. Oh God here it fucking comes girl. 

I admitted to @blueduckfiretruck that I had started watching it. And we’re even closer now. I didn’t think it was possible but we’re so fucking tight now. I subtly mentioned it during Archery, turns out @crazykibbeling watches it too! And that’s when I started pulling friends into it. 

I started mentioning RPDR from time to time during skype calls with @plagueratbabe, my darling sister from overseas. And she’s obsessed now! I kind of kept throwing it at her and she bit. Omg. She’s just as obsessed as I am! She finished watching Season 8 the other day and she texted me that she cried a little bit. Which makes me happy! bonus points to her because her mother watched it with her and she’s so accepting. They’re feeling like my family overseas and I feel super blessed.

“When in doubt, freak ‘em out! Boo!”
- Sharon Needles

And there is one more story and this one always makes me laugh to myself a little bit! It’s the story of how I realized that my classmate @marious-jawsome [yes you, you shy little artist, I am throwing your name on tumblr bcause you deserve all of the love!] is kind of into the whole thing too. So. I bought Adore merchandise because I’m a nerd and I wore it too school because it was the red t-shirt. And someone else asked me who was on my shirt and I very openly said ‘oh, it’s Adore Delano.’ and they looked her up and they were like ‘oh so she’s a singer?’ and I very quietly added: and a Drag Queen. 

Naturally, I got looks of disbelief because how the hell is that a man, she looks like a grown-ass woman. And THREE FUCKING CLASSES LATER, @marious-jawsome walks up to me, staring at her phone and she’s like: ‘so, you’re into the drag thing? I follow this person on IG and they do that too, do you know Miss Fame?’ AND I’M LIKE: OF COURSE. YES. SHE’S GREAT. Well, that was my internal dialogue. Lord knows I am not extrovert enough to actually shout that. 

So I spent the entire next hour texting her names of famous queens and knowing that it would fit her aesthetic I showed her Miss Violet Chachki. And guess what? Within a month she walks up to me during a little bit of down time, saying that she’s downloading all of Season 8. Next week she walks up to me saying that she’s started watching. And we talk about it, someone over hears and next thing I know I am showing people photo’s of Sharon Needles, Trixie Mattel, Acid Betty etc. And I feel so fucking loved. And I’m getting @fantomessilencieux involved too. Girl. You will be in the world of glitter before you know it. 

“I am a queen who takes trash and I turn it into treasure. You have to take whatever you have and make the most of it.”
- Alaska Thunderfuck 5000

Just, don’t judge the people by their covers. All the people I mentioned above are very different from each other. And yet, here I am. Writing about them in a post about drag. The thing is, you never know who is going to accept it and who isn’t. They love it, are neutral about it or dislike it. There’s many phases in between and you are never going to know it unless you talk about it! Go out there, mention it, introduce them to it if they don’t know it yet. Before you know it, you’re going to have friends for life! There’s no reason to be scared even though the world wants you to be just that. It’s all about the love. And nothing can tame that.

I am sitting here, looking around my room, there’s make-up everywhere, wigs, dresses… just do you. Be happy with what you do and don’t be scared to be who you want to be.

“If I dream everything I wanna be, if I dream all the possibilities
If you just believe in your wildest dreams they will come true, they will come true.”
- RuPaul Charles, ‘If I dream’

“This guy reading the newspaper on the subway is Keanu Reeves.

He is from a problematic family. His father was arrested when he was 12 for drug dealing and his mother was a stripper. His family moved to Canada and there he had several step dads.

He watched his girlfriend die. They were about to get married, and she died in a car accident. And also before that she had lost her baby. Since then Keanu avoids serious relationships and having kids.

He’s one of the only Hollywood stars without a Mansion. He said: ‘I live in a flat, I have everything that I need at anytime, why choose an empty house?’

One of his best friends died by overdose, he was River Phoenix (Joaquin Phoenix’s brother). Almost in the same year Keanu’s father was arrested again. 

His younger sister had leukemia. Today she is cured, and he donated 70% of his gains from the movie Matrix to Hospitals that treat leukemia.

In one of his birthdays, he got to a little candy shop and bought him a cake, and started eating alone. If a fan walked by he would talk to them and offer some of the cake.

He doesn’t have bodyguards, and he doesn’t wear fancy clothes.

When they asked him about ‘Sad Keanu’, he replied: ‘You need to be happy to live, I don’t.’”