- spiky hair
- likes falling into anime tropes
- has a legendary sword
- doesn’t really know how to talk to girls
- has had the most Attitude thus far
- doesn’t Think before he Goes
- confused by angsty kids from the future
- the literal spinning jump attack that he thought was so important he had to teach it to lucina
In which alcohol and pricks make for a messy, angry Harry.
Author’s note: I don’t really see Harry ever being violent, but I had a dream about this and really wanted to write it soooo.
Tonight has been the most fun you’ve had in a while. You’re sat at a table in Harry’s favorite pub, crowded with his close friends. There are some that he keeps in regular contact with, but more that he only gets to see on the off chance that he’s home for a while and free from any work.
Harry’s been smiling all night, cracking terrible jokes and laughing overzealously at the little quips that anyone else makes. He’s had at least one too many. His smile is lazy, an uneven little smirk. His arm is stretched out across the back of your chair and he keeps touching you, brushing his thumb over your far arm, randomly spattering kisses along your cheek or over your bare shoulder. Sometimes he leans on you and you have to shove him off when he becomes a little too heavy, worried about tipping out of your chair. But he only grins at you and then joins back into whatever conversation is happening.
The group has begun to thin out. A few friends have left in pairs, babbling about being tired or having things to do tomorrow. You and Harry assure each of them that there will be more get-togethers before he’s off around the world for work again. Harry expresses his love with sloppy words, too buzzed to get up from his chair and hug them. Then there’s only Nick left.
“Yeh ‘bout ready to g’home, kitten?” Harry’s leaned his head on your shoulder again, growing hair falling into his heavy eyes.
Today’s meta that no one asked for: how utterly Dipper and Mabel defy the chosen trope at every turn. Let me tell you folks I am so happy that Dipper’s birthmark meant ABSOLUTELY NOTHING like it never stops amusing me. So often we get the narrative of the mysterious birthmark in a specific shape. The Birthmark of Destiny trope can be found all over the place and it kind of… seemed like that’s where they could have been going with because why else give this kid an actual CONSTELLATION on his forehead but nope. It’s just a weird coincidence. I mean yeah we have Journal 3 and the Choose Your Own Adventure book and any future spin-off comics or movies that COULD reveal things but tbh I’m willing to call it: Dipper Pines is an entirely normal guy who happens to have weird discoloration on his forehead in a very specific shape.
And I love it so much. Both these kids are so NORMAL. I mean…
Normal-ish. They’re pretty big weirdos.
But neither of them are superpowered. Dipper’s smart and determined, Mabel’s creative and kind, they’re both brave, but these traits don’t make them Special.They’reboth special, but neither is chosen. I mean heck, we’ve got the whole zodiac thingy and some of them are symbols super associated with the character and some of them are…. oh Pacifica happens to be wearing a llama sweater today and Wendy is an ice cold badass. AND THEN THAT ENDS UP NOT WORKING ANYWAY (thanks Stan twins).
This show isn’t about destiny. It’s a show about family. It’s about making choices and staying determined even in the face of impossible odds. It’s about love and working together. Dipper’s birthmark is just a birthmark. Mabel and Dipper are just kids. Their achievements come through their determination and refusal to give up, and that is a far more interesting narrative to me than any chosen arc.
Summary: After receiving a very rude letter of your ex on the mail saying that he is going to get married. You see yourself not knowing what to do, you can just let it go or accept the help of your hot neighbor and pretend he is your boyfriend.
Paring: Bucky x Reader
Warnings: A lot of emotions, a lot of fluffy and a lot of against
You and Bucky enter the church hand to hand. As soon as you step in you have a bad feeling. “Doll, relax, I am here for you and it’s only a wedding, it’s not like you are going to war, trust me this is easier.” Bucky says kissing your forehead, he is trying to be funny but his tone is serious.
“How do you always know what I am feeling?” You ask sitting on a bench close to where your family is. “I pay attention to you, doll. You always bit your lip and you run your fingers through your hair when you’re nervous.” He says putting a string of your hair behind your ear.
You shrug out the elf’s grip. You could walk on your own. You watch the elves in the front and all of them have fiery hair or brown hair and it’s obvious that the one leading the group is of a different race of elves. You’ve heard that the Prince and King were of the Sindarin race but you did not think it to be true.
He leaves me these, freely given: a pebble dropped in to an endless ocean, a world blooming crooked on a hill, a fire that burns our shadows and keeps the chambers of my heart warm through winter. Gifts from the trickster boy, with downy hair and a cawing laugh. He offers me a bottle of wine made from maple lies. The sort you say to gently protect yourself from the future. “This is all we have left!” when there is more hidden under the floorboards. This is his fairy gold, sour off the land but sweet by the pebble, the world, the fire, the moons that rolled beneath his feet when he released them from the box, the suns blooming in his hands, daylight still caught in his teeth. This, the only gift that the legends have not prepared me for.
How can this hurt me when so many of these boiled down truths already flow in my veins? They keep my heart beating quiet enough that he can’t hear, a heart full of steam from a forest’s blood warmed by its limbs. Full of something like honey that I can float in and avoid any sudden movements. Swallowed with words is the future I am rooting myself to.
Don’t give me the bottle,
give me the recipe, I want to know what I am made of.
Tap the trees when their blood rises to your cheeks. Boil truth over the right intentions for 29 out of 36 hours. Bottle while the crows sit on the roof waiting to drag in the morning. Add something alive. Come back 6 months later to find a taste you didn’t think would grow there. Suddenly intoxicating.
I want to shout,
I know this already!
I know how to simmer my blood unrecognizable, how to place desire in a jar labeled nothing, how to leave it not quite forgotten under the floorboards. I can tell the gentle lies that bring a better future. I can believe them too. I can know “there is nothing there,” as many times as I must, can say it looking straight into his too-light eyes.
He came back before endless winter had a chance to really get going and I’m dancing barefoot in the snow. His voice is hoarse from holding the future in his mouth and I am teaching him chemistry but calling it transformation. He is unwinding a yarn tied to the southern sky and I am finding that maple wine is a fairy food whoever makes it. I am coming back to away, I am dizzy with returning, I am a maple key to this future spinning to earth, again and again and again.
I leave him these, freely given: miles and labor and open windows. Each time I want to be the one to thank him, and with each impulse to do so I feel the balance of debt wobble. He breathes maple smoke sweet against my back and the crows take off. Yes one more spot of night against these skies, before the truthing of maple lies.
I leave the empty bottle when I go.
FE14 Top 10 // 08 // Reina “Oh dear… They say looks run in the family, but not to this degree. On the other hand, it will be a rare thrill to slay an enemy multiple times. But try to put some unique character into your death cry. I’m a connoisseur.” vs Lloyd and Llewelyn
***Please note some of these directly contradict one another, as is the way of folklore and superstition.***
Denotes or causes good luck…
Getting pooped on by a bird.
Finding a horseshoe.
Finding a four-leaf clover.
Treading in cowpat.
Wearing clothes inside-out, but you can’t change it until you would normally remove the item, or the good luck is nullified.
Finding a cricket in the house.
Meeting a black cat, especially one you know. (Only path-crossing black cats cause bad luck.)
Touching wood, especially to protect good fortune that has been mentioned from being ruined. For example, touching wood whilst/after saying “The whole family is healthy,” or “If he gets the job”.
Nailing a horseshoe above the door, though the points must face up or the luck will “run out”.
Seeing three butterflies together.
Seeing a ladybird. The richer the red and greater number of spots, the better the luck.
Carrying an acorn.
Wearing clothes back-to-front.
Meeting a herd of cows on the road.
Pictures of elephants that face the door.
Leaving an open pair of scissors beneath a pillow (please be careful).
Seeing a hearse.
Catching falling autumn leaves.
Meeting a chimney sweep by chance.
Saying “white rabbit” 3 times as your first words of the month.
An itchy right eye.
Keeping clover in the house.
Breaking a glass or dish.
A frog entering the house.
Lifting your feet whilst driving over railway lines.
Sneezing at the same time as someone else.
Wearing new clothes on Easter.
A black cat walking towards you.
“Find a penny that lays heads up, all day long you’ll have good luck.”
Using a new broom to sweep into the house before you do anything else with it, will also sweep luck in.
If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, the whole year will be lucky.
Denotes or causes bad luck…
Friday the 13th.
A black cat crossing your path.
Opening an umbrella indoors.
Rocking an empty rocking chair.
Peacock feathers indoors.
Walking under a ladder. Reversing back through it undoes the bad luck.
Empty bottles on the table.
Putting new shoes on the table.
Spilling salt. Throw a pinch over the left shoulder to dispel this bad luck.
Breaking a mirror gets seven years. To dispel it bury the pieces outside, or run them under a stream.
An itchy left eye.
Killing a ladybird.
A single jackdaw perching on a house.
Seeing a hearse, hold your collar until you see a 4 legged animal to undo the bad luck.
Entering a building left foot first.
A black cat walking away from you.
Passing someone on the stairs.
Starting a task on a Friday you can’t finish by the end of the week.
Getting out of bed on a different side than the one you got in on will make you unlucky until you return to bed the next evening.
Lighting three cigarettes with the same match.
If you have been given a container of food (plate, tub etc) it must not be returned home without some new food in it.
Patching clothes whilst wearing them.
If you borrow salt, it should be paid back with sugar, or bad luck will follow you.
Bees should always be told before they are moved, not doing so may cause bad luck.
New money containers, like wallets or purses, that are given as gifts should always have a little money in when they’re given. A penny is traditional. Not doing so would give both giver and recipient bad luck.
Ward off evil or bad luck by…
Spinning seven times in a circle, clockwise.
Touching wood, as above.
Spitting three times over your shoulder. Some people just say “spit-spit-spit”.
To get a wish…
Blow out all birthday candles with the first attempted breath.
Hold your breath all the way through a tunnel.
Catch a clock at 11:11.
Kiss a necklace clasp that has fallen round to the front before moving it back to its proper place.
See a chimney sweep, but you must have met by chance. Arranged encounters are cheating!
Make it in a bed that has never been slept in.
Two people wrap their little fingers around opposite ends of a wishbone. Each should silently wish, and pull it apart; whoever gets the larger piece should get their wish.
Swallow a whole chicken heart.
The first robin you see in spring can be wished on, but you must finish the wish before the robin flies away.
Burn onions whilst you wish.
Do it on a shooting star: “Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight.”
Sneeze, but only once!
Death and The Dead
Crows carry the souls of the dead. If one perches near you, take the chance to say goodbye to someone who came before.
Out of respect, hold your breath if you are passing through a graveyard.
Health and Wellness.
Don’t turn a new loaf upside down after cutting the first slice, someone in the house will fall ill.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Carrying an acorn will ensure longevity.
If you are interrupted making the bed, all sleeps between those sheets will be restless.
“If you wish to live and thrive, let the spider run alive.”
Cross yourself if an ambulance passes you, saying ‘God between harm and me and mine’ to protect yourselves and your family.
Dreams and Nightmares
A horseshoe in the bedroom keeps away nightmare.
If one has a realistic dream, it will come true if mentioned before breakfast. Use this as you will.
Share a pillow with a dog and you will have the same dreams.
Marriage and Romance
If you start making a bedspread or quilt, you will not find a successful romantic relationship until it is finished.
Having your feet sept with a broom will prevent you from ever marrying.
Sewing a swans feather into a husbands pillow ensures fidelity.
A single woman who sits with the corner of the table pointing at her will never marry.
A bride who goes to the altar with salt in their pocket will always be happy.
If you don’t sweep the house properly, you will have a bald husband.
Friends and Conversations
Don’t say goodbye to a friend on a bridge, or you will not see each other again.
Running into a spider’s web means you’ll meet a new friend.
Crossing knives or spilt pepper causes arguments.
“Stir with a knife, stir up strife.”
If walking as a pair, splitting to walk around opposite sides of a pole will cause an argument, unless you both say “bread and butter” afterwards.
If your ear itches or burns, it means someone is talking about you.
Biting your tongue when eating means you’ve recently lied.
If a knife is given as a gift, it will sever the relationship between giver and recipient. To prevent this, the knife can be bought with any small coin. You can even give the person the money to give back to you!
Money and Material Things
Itchy right palms predicts coming money, whereas itching on the left palm suggests you’ll lose some.
Ants building a nest near your door means financial security is in our future.
Seeing a spider spinning a web means you will get new clothes soon.
A bee landing on the hand fortells coming money.
Several jackdaws landing on a house means money is coming.
A small spider dropping onto you means your finances will improve.
Keeping black-eyed peas and change in your pocket on New Years Day will mean all your needs will be met during the coming year.
Wearing clothes inside out means you will get beaten up, it’s viewed as easiest to let a friend lightly hit you to see the prediction as met. However, if the friend who swats you is younger than you, they must then pull on your shirt or skirt 3 times, or you will never marry.
House and Home
Bringing an old broom to a new home will bring any strife and all limitations of the old home with you. Always throw them out and buy a new one.
Growing ivy on a house or placing salt on the doorstep prevents evil from entering it.
If you break a glass or dish, you will inevitably break a second by the end of the day. It’s often seen as best to break something small or unimportant to fulfil the superstition.
Knitting one of your own hairs into a project binds the recipient to you.
Sewing left unfinished on New Year’s will stay that way all year.
An unfinished project brings bad luck to the intended recipient.
When making items in pairs (like socks or gloves) the second must be started immediately after the first is finished.
If you break a needle making a garment, you will live to wear the garment out.
If you pause a project during the first step, like the cast-on row of knitting, you will never be able to finish it.
Messages, Travel and Visitors
Itches on the sole of the foot mean a journey approaches.
A bee, hen or rooster entering the home is a sign there’ll be a visitor.
A bird flying into the house means an important message is coming.
To prevent an unwelcome guest from returning, immediately after they leave sweep the room, sweeping everything out of the door.
Seeing a spider run down a web in the afternoon means you’ll take a trip.
Knowledge and Tests
If you find a spider in your home, collect and carefully release it, you may ask it one question. Expect an answer to come in a week.
If you use the same pencil to study and take the test, the pencil will remember the answers.
Clover will protect a person from faeries.
Keeping iron or silver on your person will stop you being taken by the faeries.
A lone tree in the middle of a field is a faery tree. You should bow to show respect to the tree and the Folk, especially if you wish to shelter beneath it.
If you run anti-clockwise around a church 3 times, you will be taken by the Folk.
As per the children’s rhyme, magpies indicate certain things coming into the life. “One for sorrow, Two for joy, Three for a girl, Four for a boy, Five for silver, Six for gold, Seven for a secret, never to be told. Eight for a wish, Nine for a kiss, Ten for a bird you must not miss.” This tune does have variations.
Following on from the above, there are several ways to nullify the sorrow that lone magpies predict: Salute them, doff your hat, blow a kiss, say “Hello Mr Magpie, how’s your wife?/how’s the wife and kids?”, “Hurry, run away and find your mate, Mr Magpie.”
Crows also have a counting rhyme, “One’s bad, Two’s luck, Three’s health, Four’s wealth, Five’s sickness, Six is death.”
Sneezing also indicates things; “Once for a wish, Twice for a kiss, Thrice for a letter, Four for something better.”
The day you find the fist flower of Spring also has meaning! “Monday means good fortune, Tuesday means greatest attempts will be successful, Wednesday means marriage, Thursday means warning of small profits, Friday means wealth, Saturday means misfortune, Sunday means excellent luck for weeks.”
A bee landing on the head means the person will rise to greatness.
Dropping a comb whilst using it indicates future disappointment.
13 should never dine together, or the first to rise will be the first to die.