fairytale for adults

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Cinderella

Sleeping Beauty

Beauty and the Beast

The Little Mermaid

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Little Red Ridding Hood

Snow White

Rapunzel

Alice in Wonderland

The Goose Girl

Peter pan

Other Retellings

What is your favorite fairy tale retelling? Any retellings that aren’t on the list that you would recommend?

Make It Everlasting So Nothing’s Incomplete by (9k)

Trying to be conspicuous so he doesn’t startle him, Harry sidles up to Louis and asks, “How’s it going?”

“Alright,” Louis muses, turning his head so he can smile at Harry. “I wish there were explanations about what each of the flowers mean on labels or something, though.”

A thrill runs up Harry’s spine, and he can’t quite temper the grin that spreads across his face as he asks, “Well, I could tell you, if you’d like?”

“Oh, only if you have time, I don’t want to keep you away from your work -”

“Louis,” Harry laughs, gesturing around the empty shop. “There is nobody here and, as luck would have it, there is literally nothing I would like more than to talk to you about flowers.”

your heart is glowing (and i’m crashing into you) by anyadisee (11k)

If this were a fairytale, maybe even a Young Adult novel or a chick flick, this would be the moment where Louis would stare right into his soul and whisper, “You. It’s you, Harry,” before pulling him in for a kiss right there and then in the middle of the sidewalk. They’d confess their never-ending love for each other then hold hands for the rest of the walk home, and then they’d go to uni together and become the ultimate power couple of their campus. They’d start a family together a few years after they graduate, find a large house somewhere nice and preferably warm, get two pet dogs and five cats, and then adopt enough children to start a football team. If only men could get pregnant as well, Harry thinks wistfully. He’d love to carry Louis’ babies given the chance.

But. This isn’t a fairytale, nor is it a movie based off the latest YA bestseller. This is real life.

(harry is in love with love, volunteers to hand out valentine gifts for a week, and somehow becomes the football captain’s secret admirer.)

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The Get Down animations...

I’m rewatching Shao and Zeke’s argument at the end of e11, and I think I just realized the usage of the cartoons.

Zeke says to Shao: “You got me out here living in this world, believing in Grandmasters, the Zulu warriors, and Hercules, and Kung Fu and its all bullshit. It’s like life is one of Dizzee’s comics and they gon’ be our heroes. They can’t save us. They can’t protect us, and outside the Bronx it don’t matter and it never will, because it ain’t real.”

So during the first watch it felt like the cartoons were too much, but watching the scene back, I think they actually make sense. I can’t explain it properly, but I think the animations were meant to act as a sense of magic. They were believing in their own fairytale, fueled by adults who only showed them the positive aspects of making music. Of course they went through shit, and none of the boys were blind to what life is, but they’re still teenagers. They still thought that everything would always work out in the end, and the cartoons were meant to be them living in a fantasy of sorts, only to be broken when Fat Annie called the police on them.

Because while they knew she was a gangster, they figured she’d handle matters on the streets. They didn’t anticipate life being that a criminal such as her, would have the police also in her pocket (not that I think they know she called them on Boo.)

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that if there is a s2, I don’t think we’ll see the cartoons as much. I think they were meant to show how much people can dream and fantasize about the lives they want, and get so wrapped up in their heads that they don’t realize the world isn’t like that. Because if you think about it, Mylene wasn’t in any of the animations. That “magic” wasn’t part of her belief in her own talent. She didn’t use it to protect herself either, the way Shao did.

So basically, in this long attempt at explaining myself, I think s2 would end up revolving around them all being much more acquainted with reality. Not that reality has to be sad and filled with abuse, but it’ll feel like it. I’m sure there will still be a cartoon here or there, but not in the way of part 2. Especially in regards to what was said of Dizzee living, if Jaden wants to continue.

And now I have thoughts about “The other side,” but I’ll spare y'all, lol.

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Top 10 Valentine’s Day Fics

Compiled according to kudos. Ones I’ve read are marked with asteriks.

Please don’t forget to check the tags for anything triggering.

it starts and it never fades away by scagnetism (4k) **

Or, Louis puts out a flyer to help him get a date he absolutely doesn’t want. He gets more than he bargained for.

lagrangian point by flimsy (4k)

They find each other again the night of Valentine’s Day.

Louis figures it wasn’t a good night for either Harry or him, and suddenly the comfort of Harry’s sharp edges pressed tightly against him is more than welcome.

Make It Everlasting So Nothing’s Incomplete by supernope (9k)

Trying to be conspicuous so he doesn’t startle him, Harry sidles up to Louis and asks, “How’s it going?”

“Alright,” Louis muses, turning his head so he can smile at Harry. “I wish there were explanations about what each of the flowers mean on labels or something, though.”

A thrill runs up Harry’s spine, and he can’t quite temper the grin that spreads across his face as he asks, “Well, I could tell you, if you’d like?”

“Oh, only if you have time, I don’t want to keep you away from your work -”

“Louis,” Harry laughs, gesturing around the empty shop. “There is nobody here and, as luck would have it, there is literally nothing I would like more than to talk to you about flowers.”

oh my my, baby don’t be shy by ballsdeepinjesus (2k) **

Harry waves back shyly and looks away, toeing his boots along the hardwood floor. He’s 31 and a boy is making him nervous. He scrunches up his eyebrows and scoffs.

He’s 31. And there’s a boy. Screw it.

He’s not entirely sure the best way to attract the attention of an adult at a gathering of teenagers. The DJ switches the song to one he loves, an upbeat number about living life to the fullest or something endearingly cliche like that. So he doesn’t really think his next action through. He dances.

[harry and louis meet at their daughters’ valentine’s day dance]

shit, i still love you (still see you in bed) by Wankerville (10k) **

Harry hums, tugging his bottom lip between his teeth, “I want daddy to fuck me in the gold booties he got me for my birthday.”

or, it’s valentine’s day and harry wants to be fucked in his gold boots

sugar never tasted so good by vashtaneradas (4k) **

Louis sells rock candy and Harry sells flowers and london is cold; aka a dumb valentine’s au.

their lips are lying only real is real by vanillabeanniall (5k)

The one where Louis and Harry pretend they’re in love to get a few free movies until suddenly they stop pretending.

Turn Around, Valentine, Walk Your Pretty Walk by tomlinsunshine (3k)

It’s Valentine’s Day. Louis gets a package from Nick that he is most definitely not going to open. Really.

we’re looking for something dumb to do by soleilouis (3k)

Harry and Louis decide that they need to come up with the best senior prank possible. if it means pretending that they’re married, that’s a sacrifice they’re willing to make.

your heart is glowing (and i’m crashing into you) by anyadisee (11k)

If this were a fairytale, maybe even a Young Adult novel or a chick flick, this would be the moment where Louis would stare right into his soul and whisper, “You. It’s you, Harry,” before pulling him in for a kiss right there and then in the middle of the sidewalk. They’d confess their never-ending love for each other then hold hands for the rest of the walk home, and then they’d go to uni together and become the ultimate power couple of their campus. They’d start a family together a few years after they graduate, find a large house somewhere nice and preferably warm, get two pet dogs and five cats, and then adopt enough children to start a football team. If only men could get pregnant as well, Harry thinks wistfully. He’d love to carry Louis’ babies given the chance.

But. This isn’t a fairytale, nor is it a movie based off the latest YA bestseller. This is real life.

(harry is in love with love, volunteers to hand out valentine gifts for a week, and somehow becomes the football captain’s secret admirer.)

Saturday morning routines in the DaiSuga household though, where Suga is still not a morning person but definitely wakes up to post-jogging-then-freshly-showered Daichi who I might add is also wearing an apron (bare-chested) preparing breakfast for his silver-haired husband. And Daichi swoons because Suga in the morning is just beautiful with the soft morning light framing him as the quiet morning breeze ruffles his hair and so many birds chirp outside.

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Children’s book illustrations for the tale “Undine”.

It’s a german fairytale about a water elemental that falls in love with a knight and by loving him (and being loved back) gains a human soul. It’s a quite tragic tale, the couple get married and all goes perfectly happy for a while until the knight starts having feelings for another…

It’s an unsual fairytale, more adult oriented I think. (I don’t always read fairytales so rich in details about human behavior and I’m not sure children would understand what is being represented but… well, we can always simplify things with images.)

Not my usual style, but I had only 2 days (including sleepless nights) to start AND finish 5 illustrations… And I find this simplified style much easier to do. I finished them just in time. =)

anonymous asked:

Do u know any fics where it's a high school AU and I know there loads out there but I wanna read like a normal fic if that makes sense 😂. Like a normal high school crush where they fall in love and shows them going on dates and just really cute also a long fic would be great. Thank you xxx

Okay, so in short : Cute and fluffy high School fics ? not too much angsty I guess?  I can’t promise for the long part though ^^

- thump thump thump (goes my heart again)  : louis and harry have been best friends for as long as anyone can remember, whenever somebody mistakes them for a couple, they are both quick to deny. until one day, they stop denying it.basically louis and harry are best friends and one of them finally works up the nerve to make a move (9k) , and the 2dr part : youre in my heart (thats where you belong)  : louis and harry new and improved but not really because nothing really changed. basically its just 7k of them doing the exact same thing they did before, but they kiss now (7k)

- You’re teeth rottingly cute        : Louis finally looked up from his mess on Harry’s face, looking him in the eyes. “You look lovely,” He said with a straight face, poking Harry’s nose.“Thank you, Louis. Take me to the Prom, won’t you?”“Maybe when you’re not twelve, bud,”**or Harry is a freshman and Louis is a junior and proms coming up and Louis is kind of in love with Harry and Harry is kind of in love with Louis and its just a mess of high school emotions and fluff (9k)

- your heart is glowing (and i’m crashing into you)  : If this were a fairytale, maybe even a Young Adult novel or a chick flick, this would be the moment where Louis would stare right into his soul and whisper, “You. It’s you, Harry,” before pulling him in for a kiss right there and then in the middle of the sidewalk. They’d confess their never-ending love for each other then hold hands for the rest of the walk home, and then they’d go to uni together and become the ultimate power couple of their campus. They’d start a family together a few years after they graduate, find a large house somewhere nice and preferably warm, get two pet dogs and five cats, and then adopt enough children to start a football team. If only men could get pregnant as well, Harry thinks wistfully. He’d love to carry Louis’ babies given the chance.But. This isn’t a fairytale, nor is it a movie based off the latest YA bestseller. This is real life.(harry is in love with love, volunteers to hand out valentine gifts for a week, and somehow becomes the football captain’s secret admirer.) (11k)

- walking in a winter wonderland  : Louis opens the door still in his pyjamas and Harry’s heart beats n his throat because Louis has milk at the corners of his mouth and biscuit crumbs on his chin and Harry thinks that this is what love might feel like, having your heart beat in your fingertips and rattle your body in an attempt to break free and give itself over to the object of your affection.  (Harry has a serious crush on Louis Tomlinson that ends up with him accidentally signing up to be on the Winter Ball committee) (8k)

- wrap me up like a present and put me away  : It’s Christmas time and as Louis’ best friend, Harry needs to make sure he doesn’t feel lonely during the merriest part of the year. Maybe putting anonymous notes in his locker isn’t the best way, but, technicalities. (9k)

- A little closer now        : Harry is a bit of an outcast at school, only really clicking with his best friend Niall. Not once did he think he’d be falling for the captain of the football team. Or The one where Harry’s been crushing on Louis for a year, Niall’s friends with the both of them and stuck in the middle, Liam is constantly talking to Louis about Zayn and Zayn just isn’t talking at all. (36k)

- This Offer Stands Forever  : Harry is who high school kids would define as a nerd, he loved going to class and studying, he was just good at school work and saw nothing wrong with liking it. He signs up to tutor students at the middle school down the road where he ends up helping Lottie Tomlinson, younger sister to the ever popular and gorgeous Louis Tomlinson who is also a senior and in a few classes of Harry’s. Harry might have a crush on him and not so sure how to act around Louis but hopes he can get close to the other boy and learn everything about him.  (78k)

- I made a map of your stars        : Harry does not have a crush on Louis Tomlinson. Yes, Louis is very pretty and funny, and Harry may have had more than a few inappropriate thoughts about him, but he certainly doesn’t like him. (Except for the fact that he totally does.) or, Harry is the shy boy in the back of the class that no one really notices. Louis is the loud, outgoing football player that everybody likes.  (5k)

- make this feel like home  : He doesn’t know if he’ll ever be graced with a sight cuter than his boyfriend standing in the middle of a pumpkin patch in October, holding the pumpkin version of him against his hip.Harry wants to be the one held up against Louis’ waist. Not a silly pumpkin.“Gonna the return the favor or what, curly?” Louis motions to the cute little stocky half of the orange dream team behind him and winks. “I’m a good enough pumpkin for you, aren’t it?”[harry and louis are 17 and besotted, feat. halloween] (4k)

- Rhonda : “Would it be weird of me to say I’m almost, like… nervous?”Louis shakes his head, giggling as their noses press together in an Eskimo kiss. “Would it be weird of me to say I’m glad? Because I am too. A little.”Louis can feel Harry exhale. “If you’re nervous, it means you really like the person, right? That’s what I’ve heard.”“That sounds right,” Louis says, and then he leans in.orThe High School AU that was inspired by Home. (13k)

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Shoutout to Magnus Bane for understanding the situation but not letting Alec get away with his bad behaviour. For calling him out on it. For making him work to apologise, cutting him off when he tried to turn it into an excuse but accepting the apology when Alec was genuine about it. 

Shoutout to Magnus Bane for not letting himself be devalued just because he likes Alec.

Charm is a beautifully illustrated re-telling of the Cinderella story which takes all the much-loved elements of the classic fairytale (the handsome prince, the fairy godmother, the enchanted mouse, the beautiful girl and, of course, the iconic balls) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires. This is fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and more.This edition contains 15 original pen and ink illustrations by Les Edwards.

Charm is the second book in the Tales of the Kingdom series by Sarah Pinborough. This book just like it predecessor is an adult fairytale retelling. Sarah’s story is very similar to the original, this story is dark and gruesome but Sarah has put her own twists on the story. Other characters from the previous book, Poison, have vital roles in Charm. Also there are hints to other fairytales that you might know and a character appears near the end that I have a feeling will lead to the final story in the series.

In this Cinderella is a spoiled little brat who can’t really empathize with people nor can she see past her own wants and needs. This Cinderella has to take a long dark journey before she starts to become a better person. Most of these characters (themselves) are horrible people in some way or another but there is one character I wish to appear in Beauty and I hope that I get to see him and another story gets wrapped up.

I did have some problems with this story, somethings are less believable (and I am not talking about the fairytale parts) some social situations feel a little forced or awkward. Overall all it was a good retelling and I love how she has interwoven both stories in the series. I will remind you that this series is for 18+ and shouldn’t be read my anyone younger.

Overall 3 stars

anonymous asked:

Hey, I was wondering if you could recommend some books? Like of the fantasy genre. I'm craving something to read but I don't know where to start!

Oh man okay let’s do this here are my current top ten in no particular order:

  1. American Gods & Anasi Boys, by Neil Gaiman
  2. Tales of the Otori, by Lian Hearn
  3. The Edge Chronicles, by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
  4. The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan (& Brandon Sanderson)
  5. The Old Kingdom, by Garth Nix
  6. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
  7. Discworld, by Terry Pratchett (GNU)
  8. His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman
  9. Runemarks & Runelight, by Joanne Harris
  10. Power of Five, by Anthony Horowitz

Thoughts on each under the cut:

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