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direwolf-kings-in-the-north  asked:

You know, I love that scene with Jon and Gilly in ADWD. I never expected him to be so pragmatic or ruthless, but I love that development. I'm excited to see how TWoW pans out for him...

Oh gosh I love it. Even before that scene though, Jon drops a subtle hint to Mel and Stannis that Mance’s kid doesn’t have king’s blood and that he won’t become a king just because Mance dies. They appear to buy it. 

Then we have the scene with Gilly, who offers to take both kids with her and he’s like NOPE NOT GONNA HAPPEN. As she’s crying Jon thinks YOUR TEARS WON’T WORK ON ME. 

Gilly is pleading, says that a mother can’t leave her son, that her and Sam saved him from the cold and he’s like oh really? Well fire is way worse. LETS HAVE A DEMONSTRATION SHALL WE. And then he forces her to HOLD HER HAND OVER THE CANDLE UNTIL IT BURNS HER. 

He’s like fire is an awful way to die, and then he lays on the guilt: if you don’t take the other kid you’re condemning him to a cruel painful death. 

He says he’ll make sure Gilly’s kid is well cared for and that he’ll learn to read - and you get the feeling he’s only saying this to appease her and Sam? 

Then he’s all, YOU WILL DO WHAT I TELL YOU, or else when Mance’s kid is burned, YOUR KID WILL DIE TOO. Threatening the mother AND the kid now, Jon? Holy fuck that’s cruel. He utterly destroys her and you can see it in Sam’s chapters.

Ironically he didn’t need to do all of this anyway this because Mel implies they’re just using the boy as a hostage. Mel “burns children for king’s blood” is his brain child so that he can be one step ahead in the game. But it’s not completely irrational because Mel is cray cray and she does eventually burn Shireen.

Oh and switching the kids is also why he sends Maester Aemon, a 100 year old blind elderly man to the Citadel, who Jon knows will probably die at sea before he gets there. 

And…he does.


Prayer to Our Lady of La Salette

Remember, dear Lady of La Salette, true Mother of Sorrows, the tears which thou didst shed for me on Calvary; be mindful also of the unceasing care which thou dost exercise to shield me from the justice of God; and consider whether thou canst now abandon thy child, for whom thou hast done so much. Inspired by this consoling thought, I come to cast myself at thy feet, in spite of my infidelity and ingratitude. Reject not my prayer, O Virgin of reconciliation, convert me, obtain for me the grace to love Jesus Christ above all things and to console thee too by living a holy life, in order that one day I may be able to see thee in Heaven. Amen.

Mary Undoer of Knots Novena - Day 1

Dearest Holy Mother, Most Holy Mary, you undo the knots that suffocate your children. Extend your merciful hands to me. I entrust to You today this knot [mention your request here] and all the negative consequences that it provokes in my life.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists in my life.  You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots. Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot.

[Mention your request here]

I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all. You are my hope.
O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution, and, with Christ, the freedom from my chains.
Hear my plea.
Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.


From:  praymorenovenas.com


Agent Vasquez in 2x11, The Martian Chronicles

title: assembly required

rating: t

ship: nalu

summary: “natsu you fuck, I sent you to build a wardrobe not marry my fucking sister” - they probably have the movie rights to this one

notes: AHHH @rivendell101 I’M SO SORRY THIS TOOK ME FIFTEEN  YEARS TO DO alisha won second place (1.5K words) in my 2.2K follower giveaway and requested a nalu soulmate au involving writing on their person and while I had one written and ready to go like two weeks ago I went to IKEA and bought a wardrobe and while I was dismantling the stupid thing for the second time I had an idea and rewrote it.  this went over 1.5K words but oh well lmao 

notes p2: ok so in this au you’re born with half a word on your wrist, and your soulmate has the other half.  the word isn’t necessarily the first word your soulmate says to you, and you’ll know it’s them because it will flash a colour when one of you says it.  

From: Sparkypire

Time: 8:47 AM

Natsu(5) + {[Any situation(the amount of people)(proximity to Gray Fullbuster(5) OR Gajeel Redfox(3))] - Presence of Erza Scarlet(2)} + Access to pyrotechnics of any sort + Access to his phone = total level of destruction possible, plus-or-minus 2.

To: Sparkypire

Time: 8:48 AM

What the fuck?

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