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thirty days of skam fic: day nine

beginning. accusation. restless. leaves. rainbow. flame. formal. under. move. silver. prepared. knowledge. denial. cans. order. thanks. look. summer. transformation. tremble. tent. mad. thousand. paper. winter. luxury. letters. promise. simple. future.

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Everyone seems to assume it’s Even who asks first. Even is the romantic, after all; he’s the one who does impulsive things, and he’s the one who talks about the future like it’s inevitable. It only makes sense that he’d be the one to first think up such a seemingly ill-advised idea.

But actually, it’s Isak who turns around one night when they’re cuddling in Even’s bunk bed, Even’s hand twined in Isak’s curls and guitar music playing in the background, and asks, “Do you want move in together?”

Even just smiles at him. Although they say that they’re living in the moment, taking things a day at a time, the truth is they’re both a little bit prone to sappiness, and they occasionally slip up and talk about their future. And that’s what he thinks Isak is talking about, at first. The future.

“You know I do,” he says, tugging at Isak’s curls. “Into a little apartment on the other side of the city, where we’re near the university and there’s a cute coffee shop nearby where we’ll go on dates all the time, and I can grow flowers on our tiny balcony, and we can get a puppy.”

For a moment, Isak can’t help but smile back. Because yeah, that’s their future. No matter how chill they take this, he can’t see a future without Even anymore, and his favourite version of the life they might lead includes all the things Even’s just said. The only problem is, the future isn’t what Isak cares about right. It’s the present.

“No, baby. I mean now. Do you want to move in together now?”

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Weekly Theme: How to keep Christ at the center of your thoughts

Daily Theme: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding… -Proverbs 3:5

My dear sister,

5 things to remember about your worries today:

1. There is no need for you to try and navigate through your worries alone. You can go over it in your head over and over all day, but know that no matter how much you analyze it, everything–every single little detail–is in the hands of the Lord. Don’t let the worry take over today. Don’t let the anxiety about your long to-do list consume your mind so much to the point that you forget to be comforted by the beautiful truth that God already has the whole path laid out.

2. Now this does not mean that things can’t still go wrong, but what it does mean is that when you find yourself slipping, in whatever it is, God wants to reel you back in. So give your heart completely to Him. Surrender your thoughts to Him, knowing that through Jesus Christ, it was not meant to be for you to carry these burdens around. Let Him be The One who guides you through your thoughts.

3. Let Him be The One who guides your thoughts when things aren’t going your way. We can’t control what other people do or don’t do. We can’t always control the outcome at work, at school, or a situation at home–but what you can control is your choice to CONTINUE to trust in the Lord even though things aren’t going your way.

4. If you’re looking for that peace of mind today, you’re not going to find it in a lunch break and you’re not going to find it when that particular person finally decides to text you back…you’re going to find it when you look The One who IS the peace…The One who knows all!

5. So don’t let the pressure at work, at school, or anywhere else in your community distract you from the enormous opportunity to no longer lean on your understanding but instead to trust your Heavenly Father. Let Him be your peace of mind today, and everyday.

Biblical context + further reading: Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 11:28

- itsmorganlife

For the first time I’m doing an official fic rec list! These few are the AUs I’ve been obsessing over lately and I’ve been horrible enough to the authors to not comment on every single chapter on why I loved their stories.

Between Heaven and Hell by @alexandralyman

Author’s summary: A Hook/Emma angel/demon AU. They hide in plain sight, the servants of heaven and hell. The angels and the demons, who can save your soul or damn it. They stand on opposite sides, they are the bringers of light and the agents of darkness, they are enemies in an eternal war, but what happens when an angel and a demon are inexplicably drawn to each other?

My comments: I’ve found it amazing that I’m obsessing over it because I’m mostly attracted to fics that have angst as their main category. But this story has managed to touch me with its complexity of the characters, the depth of the story with the flashbacks and the such. I’ve been feeling I was reading a novel while reading this fic. I think I’ll be having a hard time because I read all 15 chapters in one go and now I’ll have to compromise with the updates that will come I don’t know how often. Anyway I have to say that seeing Killian having even the slightest of wishes to touch Heaven, and getting the highest flat on the highest skyscraper thinking this is the closest he can get touched me right where I didn’t expect it. The emotion they share feels so intimate and I kinda forget their statuses when they’re together, focusing only on how much they love each other.

(I wanted to scream hell yeah [pun not intended] when Emma opened her wings. Both times)

P.S. Super amazing passionate smut.
P.S.2 I love how open it is to violence and heavier issues. Also can’t wait to see the confrontation between Rumpelstiltskin and Killian.

Amaranthine by @caprelloidea (complete)

Author’s summary: In which soulmates are rare, and those that have them stop aging at adulthood. Rarer still – and dangerously conspicuous – are those that have special abilities. Immortality and powers alike fade when soulmates come in close proximity with their other half. In which Emma’s touch heals, and Killian’s kills.

My comments: Angst ahead! The one hesitation I had reading this fic is that Emma and Killian would choose to be together because Fate Said So. But this story manages to break through that and make clear that even Killian, who hated being what he was, chose himself to take this path and you see what he sees in Emma and she in him. His self-loathing is off the charts but honestly I started this fic hoping it would be. The Liam part killed me, I’d hoped it hadn’t happened this way but then I found out that it did and… I loved it. I also loved how you described Emma as suffering too, what with hearing the voices calling her to help and save them. And Gold, oh my God. When I thought that he’d found his soulmate, I was sort of happy that he wouldn’t be able to control poeple, but I hated the idea that Belle would be stuck with him. I love how the story has an open ending, making you wonder what will happen and if they’ll escape Gold for good.

The Path of Lost Souls by @curiousthingdarkness

Author’s summary: After an encounter with a dangerous criminal, Emma Swan takes in Killian Jones, a stranger that is grieving a terrible loss that leaves him vulnerable and alone. The two strangers bond over their shared experiences and discover that seeking comfort in each other may provide them with exactly what they’ve been missing. (Modern CS AU)

My comments: Even more angst ahoy! I can’t really tell you how much I appreciate the fact that Killian uses his defense mechanism to its full potential in the first chapters, and how even then his defense breaks and he cries openly. I love how Emma seemed to see herself in his broken self and wanted to help him like no one had helped her. Their short trip by the coast was so beautifully described, and the outburst they both had right before that was so realistic. I think that’s what I appreciate the most about this fic, how realistic it feels, how we can relate to the characters even if our lives have been nothing as tragic as Killian’s and Emma’s. Killian’s reaction to attacking Gold was fantastic, tragic and all but still it gave me the chills in on of the best ways possible. And again, Gold here is so amazingly creepy! I felt like I was reading a horror story in both scenes we see him. 

Going back to the CS part, I have to say I loooove the slow burn! I’ve yet to read the new update (this week has been busy!) but I can’t wait to finally see them get together, even if I still love the slow progress they’re having. Their hugs and how they’re written are so emotional!

The Beach House by @flslp87

Author’s summary: Emma Swan and Killian Jones - can their love transcend time and space to give them their happy ending?

My comments: Basically a CS AU in the style of the film “The Lake House”. This film is one of the few romantic films I’ve loved. The progress in the fic suggests a slower burn, and since it is CS, I can’t express how much I appreciate this. The characters’ lives are fully developed, you know almost every single detail about them and what kind of people they are. The descriptions, especially of the place where the Beach House is are so imaginary and beautiful and I always feel like I’m travelling there and seeing it in front of my eyes. The dog’s name is simply fantastic. As I said, the burn here seems to be slow and steady and I’m all in for it. Going by the film, I suspect some major angst on the far end and I think it will be so worth it!

Find Your Way Home by @drowned-dreamer

Author’s summary: When young Killian Jones finds himself pulled from a life as a slave to the Land Without Magic, 300 years in the future, he will do whatever it takes to get back to his brother. But instead the lost boy finds a lost girl. Will their relationship overthrow the will of Fate? Or does Fate have other plans for them?

My comments: The angst to end all angsts. I’ve teared up TWICE reading this fic and I don’t freaking cry for anything. Well I’ve had once or twice but you know, I can count the times on one hand. And then this fic comes with this teenager who loses what little he’s left and you want to wrap him in a blanket and protect from everything but you also sorta want to keep this fic going because it’s written just so perfectly, especially from a teen boy’s POV. Nothing seems like it’s going good for our troubled young man, at least until a bit the last update, Chapter 6, which I don’t think could have had a most fitting title by the way. I love how there’s only a handful of canon characters in the fic. You usually expect to find them but here you know it’s not the case. I’m actually avoiding talking about the angst truly because READ IT. If you want to see some real emotional pain and a 14-year-old hating himself and growing to become a closed-off adolescent, read the thing. It will touch your heart, rip it out and crush it and you’ll love every single second.

(Over-dramatic mode de-activated. Now go read the things!)

Cinderella - Reviews of All Hues

Dear Girls,

And here itis – my new review. I haven’t written one in a while. Last week I went to seeCinderella.  I must say I had my hopes up after seeing trailer because it looked beautiful but also I remembered that Maleficent also looked great but the plot wasn’t so convincing

 and Cinderella is the classic and that is always risky. But I must say I am absolutely in love with this film. It’s wonderful I really can’t think of one thing that I would change in it.

Firstly, it’s beautiful. The colours, design, clothes, people, everything is so nice for your eyes. 

The attention that was paid to every single detail is amazing. If you want to learn a bit more about costumes you can do this here, it’s really interesting. Look how this dress moves 

and at this shoe.

 I mean, it all results in magic known from original Disney films but 100 times better. I could live in any of those sceneries.

Plot isn’t really changed compared to original animated film. Few scenes are added but they all appeared in different versions of the tale.  Those scenes make things less naïve and the story deeper. The love of Cinderella and Prince is not out of nowhere, it makes sense. Moreover, she loves him for who he is and he loves her for who she is and not because of his status, her appearance or destiny. 

Also, motivation of stepmother is discussed. She is not a mythical bad character but VERY flawed person. I must say even tough you know the story you are not bored which is great.

So now about characters. They are really well developed. Cinderella is not naïve girl that everyone can exploit. She’s kind but she has an opinion and she speaks up when it’s necessary. She remains this kind of innocent girl but in a good way rather than doormat way.  Prince Kit. I now I wrote a post dissing prince charming some time ago but I love this one. They made him real. Yes, he’s charming, yes he’s hot but he’s also awkward and thoughtful and intelligent. I mean this is this kind of prince that adult me wouldn’t say no to. And the chemistry between those two is amazing.

 I mean there must be a pressure to play this epic couple but they are great.  The rest of the characters is also great. Acting level is as high as in many Oscar productions (that’s what happens when you hire names like Blanchet or Bonham Carter) but also every single character has their own, unique personality, which wasn’t really a case in original movie.

Finally, what I think surprised me the most and what I like the most is that this film is really witty in a very intelligent way.

So girls, you really need to see it (even You, Gosia, I know it’s mainstream but you’ll deal with it).

The Quote of the Week:

“If you don’t like Cinderella because she seems so “naive” and “weak,” listen to this quote from the Walt himself: “She believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn’t come along, she went over to the palace and got him.”- Walt Disney Company

Love,

Monika

P.S. I loved hairstyles in this film. 

I remember seeing you for the first time, my heart skipped a beat and my breath hitched. It was like like every time I saw you, I became nervous. Nervous of losing something and someone so beautiful, inside and out. I can’t help but just be captivated by you, every single detail about you. From the curve of your lips to how you laugh at my corny jokes. I just can’t wait till we can just drive on and go to Neverland, because baby all I want right now is only you. Fuck the rest.
—  7:30 pm
things said to you
thoughts of you
Neverland Pt. 1
5SOS Preference #5: What He Loves About You

Calum: Calum loves how entirely optimistic you are. He adores the way you’re always smiling because to him, that’s what makes you strong. Not muscles, not being an athletic person, but just smiling. 

Ashton: Your eyes, he loves all the emotions that come through your eyes. You might think he says it to be nice, but you were a secretive person. You kept things to yourself, but your eyes were Ashton’s way of knowing everything. 

Luke: How smart you are. Your intelligence was what got him hooked, because you always have something to talk about. Not to mention you are beautiful. So, you’re not just a pretty face, but also an intellectual brain. 

Michael: Your body. He loves your curves, your long legs, your *cough cough* “special places”. He loves everything, and when you feel insecure you know that you can go to him, and he’ll describe every single detail of your body, explaining the beauty of it to you. And you would love him for it. 

A/N: Thank you guys. Blurbs???? Maybe? Yeah. Request something! :)