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What had been casting a shadow was a long story. It felt like her whole world had changed overnight. Again. 

They got their beautiful and huge abandoned home just as promised, and within mere seconds of Salem stepping on the property, any possibility of her being kept a secret flew out the window. Vladislaus knew. And he was angry.

It was one thing that Augustus was harboring a human for a purpose other than bleeding it dry, but there was more to his anger. One night he appeared suddenly to Augustus, screaming at him, and the truth was finally out. 

Augustus was the descendant of another famous vampire family, similar to Vladislaus’ own, who had betrayed him in the past. Augustus had been adopted by two careless humans in an attempt by his real parents to keep him safe. Vladislaus killed them, and intended to kill Augustus as well that night in Granite Falls. But something occured to him: if he turned him, kept him alive and ignorant, he could have the powerful vampire blood that coursed through him on his side, at last. 

He threatened Augustus. “If you don’t kill her yourself, I will kill you both, you insolent child. You will not breed with a human, you will not muddy up the genes that I have worked so hard to preserve.”

But of course, as he knew, it was too late for that. Salem was already pregnant.

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#what kind of accidental slow burn endgame romance

sometimes you need to accept that yes i may have been a little bit manipulative. yes i worded something in a specific way that would make my friend/fp/SO feel a bit guilty. yes i could have handled that situation in a much better way. yes i am wrong.

Compiling all the answers for the phone call questions under the cut! If you’ve been doing another boy, feel free to send me an ask and I’ll add it to the list!

Adding my own ones first from the outfits I have, then tacking on extras at the bottom. There are a lot of questions! 

Thanks to @as-sweetas-honey for the bits I missed!

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I want a scenario where Adrien finds out his scarf was actually from Marinette and not his dad, and for it not to go very well at first.

Because while I’m sure Adrien would understand it was a mix up and still, his friend went out of her way to make him a gift, I can’t imagine him really looking at the scarf for a while and being happy about it, not while knowing his dad didn’t actually get him anything at all. Adrien would have very mixed feelings about it IMO, and I wouldn’t really blame him either.

So, angst time. Adrien wants to confront his dad about it but he’s overseeing a fashion show and he couldn’t ask Nathalie because she went with him, so that leaves Marinette. He pulls her aside after school, and there’s so much anger and resentment for his dad building up, and he really doesn’t want to take it all out on Marinette, but Adrien’s afraid that if he opens his mouth he might say something he’ll come to regret, so instead he pulls his scarf out from his bag and smooths out a corner of it, displaying Marinette’s tiny signature for her to see. 

He can see the panic flash in her eyes while she stares at the scarf, but it doesn’t seem like she can find words, so he asks a question, “Why didn’t you you say something?”

Meanwhile, Marinette really IS panicking. True to what she told Alya all those months ago, Marinette tries to explain that she didn’t want him to be disappointed that the scarf wasn’t actually from his dad, just her, but even as she explains this she can see it’s not making Adrien feel better and honestly, it’s no wonder. 

(“I wish you said something earlier,” Adrien finally says, and he’s rubbing his neck and chuckling and trying to keep the situation light. “I feel like a bit of an idiot.)

Because Marinette let the secret go on for too long, and surely finding out a cherished present wasn’t actually from his dad after all this time believing that it was… it must have hurt. It must have hurt ten times worse than if Marinette would have just told him the truth, though surely that would make her look like an opportunist more than anything. She didn’t want to come off as selfishly wanting his attention. Marinette was stuck, honestly. She didn’t know if there was a right way to have gone about that situation. So she says the only thing she can.

“I’m sorry.”

And offers the only thing she can think of.

“I-I can take the scarf back, if you want.”

Now Adrien feels bad, because he really wants to keep it. He wants to look at the scarf and think, ‘my friend made this for me, she took time and care to knit this with me in mind.’ But instead, all he can see is Gabriel Agreste’s stern face, and all he can think when he sees the baby blue fabric is that his own dad didn’t even bother buying one of those lame pens for his birthday this time. 

Tentatively, he hands the scarf back to her.

I imagine that when Eponine died on the barricade, it perpetuated a sense of disillusionment amongst the Les Amis. They were finally struck by the cruel reality that this was actually happening. Some of them were going to die, if not all of them, and Eponine was the first to really show them that with revolution comes the consequence (albeit not guaranteed) of death. Hence the Drink With Me mood.

Then Gavroche dies and that dejected mood is catapulted into an outrage. In the movie, Courfeyrac is almost seething at the injustice of Gavroche’s death. In the onstage musical, more often than not, Grantaire is in a drunken, yet surprisingly controlled, rage. Then you have this line: Let us die facing our foes / Make them bleed while we can. A line sung by Enjolras, who has that quiet fire in his eyes, one that is determined to see his enemies fall to the same fate they unjustly placed on a small boy.

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I don’t usually post other things on here, BUT GUYS I AM GOING TO CRY. A DOG’S PURPOSE IS LIKE MY FAVORITE BOOK, AND I CAN’T BELIEVE THEY’RE MAKING A MOVIE. I’M GONNA SEE THIS MOVIE LIKE A HUNDRED THOUSAND BILLION TIMES IN THEATERS. I’M GONNA GET THE DVD LIKE THE DAY IT COMES OUT. OH MY GOD GUYSSS THIS MOVIE THOUGH FOR REAL.

Everyone go see it, and also read the book if you haven’t. It also has a sequel.

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Sailor Uranus & Sailor Neptune in Amour Eternal Visual Book
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i made another one woops

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Whoniverse: Class - Now, shut up and show me how to fight.

A summary of recent “A Dog’s Purpose” news:

I don’t usually post drama and I know a lot of people stopped caring after the initial video, but I want to know all the facts and I figured I’d share them for anyone that just wants a summary. So here’s a summary list of updates and some facts so far that were “conveniently” left out of the video:

  • Hercules was trained to jump on one side of the pool, but in the video he was on the other side. He “joyfully” jumped when he was returned to the original spot.
  • There was a scuba diver in the water.
  • There were two jets on opposite sides of the pool with calmer water in between. He briefly went under because he crossed the jet before the diver pushed him up.
  • There are raised platforms under the water.
  • There was a crew of safety people on the side not shown in the video.
  • The producer believes “whomever cut the video and made it appear the dog was in danger and ‘probably sold it for money’ to fulfill’s PETA’s stated agenda of ensuring no animal is ever used on a TV or movie set again.“
  • Lots of people/news questioning why the video wasn’t released for 15 months and why two clips were spliced together
  • A reduced crew was there that day, not the full crew (but not sure why).
  • We don’t know who the 3rd party investigator is.
  • Saturday premier for the movie cancelled.
  • PETA is calling for no animals to ever be used on set and to use CGI instead. Counter arguments say it would be cost-prohibitive. Some are saying the American Humane Association needs to be checked.
  • Two released videos of Hercules from yesterday (since apparently some people think the dog died?) here and here (if second video leads you to a subscription, type in “Watch: ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ star Hercules - USA Today“ on google).

Anyway, at the moment, what I want to see is a statement from the handler/trainer on why he thought forcing Hercules in the water would make him want to jump (instead of reconditioning him on that side of the pool), to see the unedited video, who the 3rd independent party is that’s investigating the situation, and who waited 15 months to release an edited video and why they waited that long (there’s speculation it was PETA).

One news was told when the full investigation by the studio and the production company is over, the unedited video likely will be released to the public.

Day 10 - New year, new look.