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Happy 32nd Birthday, Your Royal Highness Princess Sofia of Sweden! b. 06.12.1984

 “[When I think about Sofia] I immediately think about a hummingbird! Because she’s got that swiftness. And she knows what she wants. She’s very clear-thinking. She’s got a big heart. (…) Carl Philip has been lucky to have her.” - Queen Silvia.

Grattis på födelsedagen, kära Prinsessa!

Video source: SVT, Expressen.  

On December 14th, 2016 King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine will attend a Christmas Church Service at the Royal Chapel of Stockholm.
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Swedish Royal Court

I’d assume Chris isn’t on the list of attendees due to work obligations, but hopefully we’ll see Estelle and Leonore! 

I wanna thank the crewniverse so much for this episode, it hit pretty close to home with me. I know fully well how thoughts can stop you from taking action and make you paranoid about seemingly meaningless things. Knowing how to calmly organize your thoughts is such an important skill to learn and i’m so glad their teaching this to a younger audience. 

Also that song is my absolute favorite, Estelle, AJ Michalka, you both have goddam angalic voices (^-^)

Here Comes a Thought
  • Here Comes a Thought
  • Steven Universe
Play

Composer: Rebecca Sugar

Arrangement: Aivi & Surasshu

Vocal Performance: AJ Michalka & Estelle

Strings Performance: Jeff Ball

Lyrics:

Take a moment to think of just
Flexibility, love, and trust
Take a moment to think of just
Flexibility, love, and trust

Here comes a thought
That might alarm you
What someone said
And how it harmed you

Something you did
That failed to be charming
Things that you said are
Suddenly swarming

And oh, you’re losing sight
you’re losing touch
All these little things seem to matter so much
That they confuse you

That I might lose you
Take a moment, remind yourself to
Take a moment and find yourself
Take a moment to ask yourself

If this is how we fall apart
But it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not
It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay
You got nothing, got nothing, got nothing, got nothing to fear

I’m here, I’m here, I’m here

Here comes a thought
That might alarm me
What someone said
And how it harmed me

Something I did
That failed to be charming
Things that I said are
Suddenly swarming

And oh, I’m losing sight
I’m losing touch
All these little things seem to matter so much
That they confuse me

That I might lose me
Take a moment, remind yourself to
Take a moment and find yourself
Take a moment and ask yourself

If this is how we fall apart
But it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not, but it’s not
It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay
I’ve got nothing, got nothing, got nothing, got nothing to fear

I’m here, I’m here, I’m here

And it was just a thought, just a thought, just a thought, just a thought, just a thought
It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay
We can watch, we can watch, we can watch, we can watch them go by

From here, from here, from here
Take a moment to think of just
Flexibility, love, and trust
Take a moment to think of just

Flexibility, love, and trust

Highlights from the Steven Universe Press Panel at SDCC 2016

  • Rebecca Sugar clarifies that “Garnet’s future vision is not Sapphire’s future vision.” Applying Ruby’s impulsivity to Sapphire’s passivity creates their combined power as Garnet. “That’s why her power is not always flawless, but a lot more expansive.”
  • Rebecca said the Crystal Gems’ star symbol was inspired by the figure of Ishtar, and “I also just love the gold star as a really clear symbol of positivity. It’s what you get when something good happens. It’s a completely gender neutral symbol of positivity.”
  • Estelle says a big change in Garnet is that she’s gotten a lot nicer and that’s been fun to play.
  • Deedee teased a song to which she sang backup to Patti Lupone as Yellow Diamond. Yellow Pearl, perhaps?
  • Deedee grew up watching cartoons, but Michaela did not. “I just couldn’t get over the fact that people or ducks or whatever would go swimming and then they just wouldn’t be wet!”
  • Michaela’s favorite Amethyst shape-shifted form is Pearl. Womp womp!
  • Ian Jones-Quartey is very excited for Uzo Aduba’s upcoming role as Bismuth. “She’s gonna be joining us in the fall as a new Crystal Gem, and it was super. What she brought to the role was just amazing.” Rebecca says she loves Bismuth’s music.
  • Ian hints that the Gems did not just affect the geography of the Earth, but the entire galaxy. “There might be huge, seismic things, on an inter-planetary scale, that are different between our universe and the world of the show.”
  • He also emphasized that the developing relationship between Connie and Steven would be a “main thread” moving forward, and that Stevonnie would need to come up “again and again and again”.
  • Zach’s favorite song is now Both of You because it was the first Steven Universe song he got to perform live, at the SDCC 2016 singalong panel.
  • Ian says there are written timelines for everything that’s happened before, during, and after the story being told in Steven Universe. “There’s definitely an ending.”

Read the whole thing at The Geekiary!

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Sorry for the delay in updating my Cinderella AU! Got a bit busy and I wanted to get these out of the way so I can focus on the story again. 

Nathanael Desrosiers (surname means “of the rose bush”): the second son of the Desrosiers household who is a shy but talented young painter. (I had a hard time with Nath’s color palette… it’s not really something for a medieval setting)

Theo Barbeau: a sculptor and metal craftsman whose lifelike work has become quite common in many noble households. 

Alya Cesaire: (I just wanted to draw her ball gown for fun. Her owl pendant is a direct reference to the tavern she works at called “the Wise Owl’s Haven”.)

Estelle Agreste: the late queen who passed away at the age 30 when Adrien was just 9 years old. (I actually drew her design a day right before the origins episodes came out so I didn’t know we’d actually get to see Mama Agreste so soon! Anyway, I grew attached to my design so it will stay only for the Cinderella AU. Outside of that, I will use the canon design in the future.)

Thomas and Sabine Dupain-Cheng: parents of Marinette; Thomas, or Tom as he’s often called, trades spice and dried herbs for a living. He travels once or twice a month to sell at the nearest port. Sabine helps Tom manage/keep accounts while occasionally selling embroidery or stuffed toys. Thomas died at the age of 36 when Mari was 10 years old. Sabine passed away at the age of 34 when Mari was 15 years old. 

I just realised that I never really stated the age of Marinette and Adrien, so they’re both 17 years old. When I drew the design for the deceased parents, I couldn’t help but draw a bit of Mari’s and Adrien’s childhood. I’m a sucker for those. Adrien was quite obsessed with pirates. Also Gabriel actually spent time with him, even if it’s just reading before bedtime. 

I’ll be honest, I have no idea how to handle jealousy so Adrien maybe out of character?? I don’t know haha. I’ll be continuing the next part of the story (the Ladybug hunt/shoe-fitting fiasco!) so I apologize for the detour lol.