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Imagine a young Puck deciding to show off for a rather lovely lady friend he meets during Elysium. He spends the evening turning on the charm, earning a giggle here and there as the girl leans on his every word, and eventually sneaks away with her to give her a ‘private tour’ of the Summer Court. He takes her through all the open venues of the castle, and then some of the more private ones, entertaining her with stories of ghostly moaning and hushes whispers that seem to come from nowhere down certain corridors and around dark corners.

“Strange things happen here in Arcadia, m’lady,” he informs her with a devious smile, taking her hand and starting to lead her around another corner down one of the less traveled corridors, “You’d be amazed what you might see.”

Abruptly, though, he draws to a halt as someone clears their throat very clearly behind him, and swivels his head around to look as a tall shadow falls over them. The girl gives a squeak of alarm and ducks behind Puck, whose eyes widen as he finds none other than Lord Pointy Ears himself standing over them; arms folded, eyebrows raised.

“Robin,” Oberon says calmly.

Puck gives a meek smile. “M’lord,” he returns cheerfully.

Oberon’s eyebrows merely rise a couple inches higher, and he points back towards the main hallway, issuing a silent command.

“Yes, sir,” sighs Puck, giving a dramatically forlorn look before guiding his female friend back the way they’d come.

Oberon watches them go, hiding his amusement. Once they’re out of earshot, Puck leans in to mutter in the girl’s ear, “Pity we got caught. I was going to give you an exclusive peek into where those ghostly moans come from.”

He gives her a sly smile and wink, earning another giggle as she leans into him.

“But, do you think Empire was really all that bad?”

“But, do you think Empire was really all that bad?”

by Maya Goodfellow  Follow @mayagoodfellow “But, do you really think Empire was really all that bad?” Everyone in our corner of the pub went silent as one of our course mates brazenly put this question to our Indian professor. “It was an absolute catastrophe – all we got out of it was the railways, and even that we’d have done ourselves”. Furious, panicked backtracking ensued. He’d been expecting…

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Day 5: Supernatural - Garth Goodfellow

Elf? Wizard? A dash of Hobbit in there for good measure? Nobody quite knows what species Garth is - but nobody really cares… Garth is a great guy to be around, and enjoys making butterflies burst from the top of his wand when people need cheering up.

scarlet-goodfellow asked:

I really love our Lorien Legacies art!!! Do you still draw any of the characters? (*cough cough* Sam!!!!)

thanks!! i haven’t drawn any of them in several months but i tried drawing sam today just for you (i’ve forgotten how to draw him though)

10 Favorite Characters

I was tagged by @coughxsyrup12 , who is one of those people whose tumblr I actually visit instead of waiting for them to show up on my dash.
RULES: Name TEN favorite characters from TEN different fandoms. Then, tag ten people and repost.

Okay, so #1 is my absolute fave, but the others are not listed in order of preference. That would be too hard, and I am too indecisive.

1: Harry Potter - Severus Snape, OBVIOUSLY.

2: Saiyuki - Cho Hakkai. Especially youkai!Hakkai. Eeeeeeee.

3: Dresden Files - Thomas. I honestly have no idea why. He is trash.

4: Star Wars - Vader. Guh.

5: Lord of the Rings - Sam. Awwwww, Sam, I love you.

6: Cal Leandros Series - Cal, you beautiful snarky asshole, I love you. Robin is a close second.

7: Vampire Chronicles - Louis de Pointe du Lac. This was my first ever fandom, and I fell in love with Louis. I hated Lestat for a while.

8: Criminal Minds - Spencer Reid. Never leave!

9: Pendergast Files - A.X.L. Pendergast. Writing these down, I’m noticing that I like the intelligent ones with a mysterious past.

10: Kingkiller Chronicles - Kvothe, of course. A genius AND a musician? A troubled angsty life? How can I resist such a character?

Black actors only win an Oscar when they make white people feel better about their racist past

via The Independent | Maya Goodfellow | Wed 3 February 2016 13:30 BST

The Oscars problem goes deeper than just #OscarsSoWhite. People of colour still only win awards in films that portray slavery and its legacy

Racial bias continues to shape our world, and few incidents so far this year showed this more clearly than the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. As the all-white nomination list was announced mid-January, it was apparent that any attempts to pay lip service to equality had taken a back seat. But the problem goes deeper: a quick scan of recent winners and nominees suggests society is mainly comfortable with black people playing certain roles.

12 Years a Slave was the last film where the lead actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, was black and nominated (albeit unsuccessfully) for an Oscar. For this same film, a person of colour actually won an Academy Award: Lupita Nyong'o for best supporting actress. One of the next films tipped for big things is The Birth of a Nation. This film, which takes its title from DW Griffiths famously racist 1915, is also about slavery.

The Birth of a Nation follows the journey of Nat Turner, a former slave who led a revolt said to have sparked the civil war and the eventual abolition of slavery. It won the Grand Jury and Audience Award at Sundance film festival earlier this week; it’s well within the realms of possibility that it could end up on course for an Academy Award. If it comes to pass, that’s a problem.

The focus on slavery in America at least means they’re trying to come to terms with their past. In Britain we quietly usher to one side or sugar-coat our own bloody history. We aren’t upfront about the brutalities of Empire. Granted, unlike American slavery, colonialism happened beyond our borders, but it laid the foundations for modern Britain.

When slavery, a key part of the colonial project, was abolished, former slave owners were compensated £20 million at the expense of the taxpayer. This – the largest bailout in British history until 2009 – hasn’t become a mark of shame. As we stay relatively silent about the realities of our past, through film America is at least trying confront its history. So, what’s the problem?

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Imagine Puck staggering into his bedroom in Arcadia at some ungodly hour of the night, having spent the entire day stuck having to deal with nobles and meetings and Titania’s sickening smile. He struggles to get out of the court clothing he was forced to wear for the day, never minding that Lady Weaver will have his head for dropping them so carelessly on his floor, and finally collapses on his bed, face down.

Immediately he senses that something is different and goes still for a moment. It takes him a second to realize his mattress is breathing. 

“You’re heavier than I remember,” comments a dull voice, and when Puck sits up, startled, it’s to see Ash laying on his bed, arms folded his over his chest, eyebrows raised as the Jester sprawls across his abdomen. 

Puck blinks, then his face splits into a huge grin.

“Babe!” he cheers, flopping onto Ash again.

“But just as obnoxious as ever,” Ash adds under his breath.

There’s a race problem in our mental health services

There’s a race problem in our mental health services

by Maya Goodfellow  Follow @mayagoodfellow On 7th November 2014, Faiza Ahmed told staff at the job centre that she was three days late to sign on because she had been trying to commit suicide. Then she went home and rang the ambulance service. Police and an ambulance crew paid her a home visit and decided she wasn’t an immediate risk to herself – she was left alone and took her own life 40…

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