heathcliff x cathy

you were wild and free and haughty with your hair long and loose
and your torn dress. your muddy boots, your bruised kneecaps.
you were young and bold and your smile was a wicked crooked thing
and your teeth were sharp and savage behind your wind-bitten, storm-kissed lips, 

you did not care for love apart from the way your heart leapt like the spring lambs on the moors and you were beautiful
we raced through the heather and bridged the streams that rise up from the rocks like a spilled secret
and built fires high on the hills, making magic and mischief like the pagans of old and you shone as bright as the beacon

then you fell, with your serpent in the garden teaching you how to play the pianoforte perfectly
and that you should not play with boys with rough hands and rougher language and bruises shadowing their brow
and that to be wild and free is to be wrong and foolish and distasteful - said with a wince and a knowing sneaking smile

but I know how your heart works. I know how your every heartbeat feels when you’re rain-soaked and laughing and late for dinner
and you cannot be tethered. you will not let him make you into a model of well-bred beauty; your soul is far too much like mine.
love is obsession is jealousy is passion burning through my bones.

this, then, is my message, written on fine London-bought cream paper:
you always were too wild to be wedded.
and oh, what a wedding gift I have for you.

—  let the horses have their heads or they will throw you off; Mr. Heathcliff to Mrs. Catherine Linton, never sent but found smouldering 
  • Me: I have survived Erik and Christine
  • Me: I have survived Heathcliff and Cathy
  • Me: I have survived Anakin and Padme
  • Me: I have survived Edward and Bella
  • Me: I have survived Damon and Elena
  • Me: I have survived Sasuke and Sakura
  • Me: I have survived Light and Misa
  • Me: I have survived Snape and Lily
  • Me: I have survived Draco and Hermione
  • Me: I have survived Logan and Jean
  • Me: I have survived Killian and Emma
  • Me: I have survived Beast and Mystique
  • Me: I have survived almost every villain and heroine ship
  • Me: and I'll sure as hell survive Kylo and Rey. Antis, watch me!

[Kylux AU] ➟ Wuthering Heights.

You said I killed you—haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!’

anonymous asked:

Hi! Do you think Olicity and Felicity hatred in facebook and other sites will affect Arrow's direction in S4? Show runners always claim they listen to fans. If Lauriver was sidelined because of poor reception it received in S1, what prevents the show runners to let Olicity meet the same fate? I know story-wise it will make zero sense but after seeing S3 and Laurel's BC arc,I have a feeling that Arrow writers forgot how to say a good story and are focussing more on moments than a coherent story


Honestly, I don’t think that any hatred directed at Felicity or Olicity coming from sites like Facebook will have any real effect on Arrow. I don’t want to come across as discouraging social media participation, but social media buzz comes from the loudest factions of fans rather than necessarily the largest. It’s why I never get too worked up about poll results. I have to believe that professionals in the entertainment industry are discerning enough with regard to fan feedback that hate based on nothing but personal disinclination would not be taken particularly seriously.

Now, if you’ll allow me to be snobby for a moment: I’m a firm believer in solid presentation and proper grammar if writing is to be given any weight whatsoever. I can’t speak for anybody else, but I’m willing to read through dissertations of dissenting opinions if they’re well-constructed and backed up with evidence. It’s why the “what didn’t work” sections of my reviews are frequently obscenely long; taking a firm stance on something demands firm support. I’ve said before that reviews of anything are fundamentally biased, but I think that a bias is worth consideration when it has textual support. Most of the hatred that I’ve seen for Olicity and Felicity has been based on divergences from comic lore

I don’t know that Lauriver was sidelined because of poor audience reception from Season 1. The producers have admitted to difficulties with writing plots for Laurel, and Lauriver is just one of the many casualties of the mishandling of her character.

I think the main factor that prevents the showrunners from flip-flopping on Olicity is that they’ve gone too far in establishing the relationship. Even when Laurel was being presented as Oliver’s One True Love, the producers kept an awful lot of romantic irons in the fire. I’m not sure that Season 1 Oliver could have pronounced monogamy, let alone celibacy. Laurel may have been the intended end of the road for him, but he sure was taking the scenic route in getting to her. Producers went back on Lauriver because they hadn’t set it up that they couldn’t.

The producers can’t go back on Olicity. I’ve always seen Oliver’s Season 3 celibacy not so much as Oliver restraining himself from chasing women as Oliver simply choosing monogamy. Sex hadn’t become shameful or sinful and undesirable for him; sex had become intrinsically connected to love in his mind, and so he did not casually partake in the physical act. He just didn’t want to share a bed with somebody else, and that’s so huge for his character. Oliver in love with Laurel was always tinged with Ollie; Oliver in love with Felicity is a whole new person.

Even their sex scene was different from Oliver’s previous sex scenes. With his other women, he usually showed up, exchanged a few words, and then somebody would lunge at the other as a pop song began to play over the soundtrack. With Felicity, they had a conversation about feelings that culminated with Felicity confessing her love, then proceeded to gaze into each other’s eyes as they undressed to the soft strains of their own theme. I’m notorious for not liking the phrase “making love,” but there’s really none other to describe their consummation in Nanda Parbat.

Sidebar: I’m even more notorious for hating the concept of “soul mates” in fiction. The only times that I have non-sarcastically referred to a couple as “soul mates” was with regard to Mulder and Scully on The X-Files and Heathcliff and Cathy in Wuthering Heights. 

Anyway, I can’t disagree with you that the writers focused more on big moments and the “Gotcha!” in Season 3. I think that Season 3 was handled like a Mad Lib in twenty-three parts: the big plot twists were planned and typed and made uncompromisable, and the attempts to fill in the rest were completely nonsensical. Laurel was going to become Black Canary. Ray Palmer was going to become the ATOM. Oliver was going to become Ra’s al Ghul. The nouns and verbs and adjectives thrown in to fill all of the blanks turns plots into meandering messes more often than not. I think that with careful planning, the writers are still capable of telling a good coherent story.


Personal Fanvid Meme [x]

Day 2. A vid you may regret posting:

Cathy/Heathcliff - A swelling rage

Well, the main reason Imay regret uploading this video is because I don’t like the coloring…at all. It doesn’t suit the scenes and ended up ruining the whole thing. But I like the pairing and the song choice so…