how you confuse me

phoenixyfriend  asked:

You know what always confused me? Just how far the Castle's government actually extended. Like, was Jenna supposed to have influence in the Port, but just didn't because no one in the Port gives a fuck? Was the farmland she passed through technically under her jurisdiction? Was it only stuff inside the Castle walls, leaving stuff like Sally's technically outside her rule? Where did the taxes from those customs in the Port go? Who owned those buildings full or impounded shit that Alice went to?

Yes!!!

This was always my BIGGEST peeve with the book. The government/world was so… unexplained. Like, they have government and a Queen and the EOW is kinda part of all that, which means the wizards /kind of/ are too. But what’s…the reach? What do they do exactly? They call it a kingdom but no n e outside of the Castle seems really affected, like you said. Septimus signs a letter at some point (Physik-Syren some time in there) saying he’s from “the small kingdom by the sea”, so I guess that’s their nation’s name. (Also based on the matriarchal line this world uses it should actually be queendom but whatever).

Then there’s the Badlands, the Farmlands, the Forest, the Isles of Syren. Ignoring the Isles, these are all just nearby places that we don’t really see all that much. I mean, we see the forest, but they don’t act like it’s really part of the kingdom. But a kingdom can’t just be a Castle so??? Alice is the only, like, government official under the Queen that we see doing anything. Are there governors, mayors, judges? We’re told the Supreme Custodian kicked all women out of the courts, but like?? Courts?? What’s their judiciary system like???

Milo says in Syren that the reason he’s chasing the Warrior Jinn is because he and Cerys always talked about having an army for the kingdom, and with this one, they didn’t have to pay or feed any of them.

Which raises it’s one SLEW of questions. Does the Castle literally have no sort of guard system or military? Was the Young Army literally the only sort of thing like that? Is the Castle low on funds? Is that why? What are the taxes like then? Especially if there’s no military expense and hasn’t been for years?

Is the Castle just… defenseless against Invaders? Is that what the wizards are? It seems like in a pinch (like during the Darke Domaine) the wizards can step in and fight, but their primary jobs seem to be more scholarly and focused on the well-being and smooth running of the Castle.

And are there other nations they’re warring with? We see other kingdoms/lands vaguely in the first series through the Northern Traders and the House of Foryx/Hotep Ra, but…we never really see or learn how the Castle interacts with them. They have strict trade laws with the North, but that’s all we know. Does the kingdom have an enemy? Other trading partners? The Ancient Ways even kind of make it seem like contact with the greater outside world has been mostly lost. THM gives us the Pathfinder village and the Red City & surrounding desert. But they’re so far away our Castle doesn’t /really/ contact them, save from the rare immigrant, like Dandra.

I have so many questions about how their world works apart from the magyk. The world building in the Castle is overall pretty good, but I have literally so many questions about how this world and government works.

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Okay back to happier (?) topics - today’s prompts were firsts/future/tears !!!! and honestly that’s probably a happy set why did I go for this even we might just never know

there’s a lot more to this but for right now…. damn, this was supposed to be a doodle

@doing-that what are you doing to my heart ? that au is killing me inside out

One Track Mind
  • *221B*
  • Sherlock: *working*
  • John: *sitting in his chair, tapping his leg; bored*
  • Rosamund: *colouring; looks up* What's wrong, Daddy?
  • John: *raises an eyebrow* Have you noticed lately...your Uncle manages to make every conversation about your Aunt?
  • Rosamund: *giggles* Really?
  • John: *nods* Watch *clears his throat; leans around his chair* hey, Sherlock? What time is that client due?
  • Sherlock: *still looking through the microscope* Four thirty. Half an hour before my wife's shift ends.
  • John: *gestures*
  • Rosamund: *happily* Ooh, lemme try *excited* Uncle Sherlock, on the way home from school, I saw a squirrel and- and it runned up a tree!
  • Sherlock: *looks up; smiles* That's nice.
  • Rosamund: ...
  • Sherlock: ...
  • Sherlock: *softly* Molly likes to feed the squirrels. We go to the park especially *goes back to work*
  • Rosmund: *grins at her dad* That's love, bitch.
  • John: ...
  • Rosamund: *goes back to colouring*
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★ Mon-El Appreciation Week ★

Day 1 the moment you fell in love with Mon-El

my advice to anyone reading this: if you ever feel disconnected from yourself, write down your fears on a piece of paper or in a journal. write down all of them that come to mind, even if they are “stupid” or seem to be redundant. just do it, because you are forcing yourself to face them. it reassures you why you might feel off, and it reassures you that you can face these things and make a change. it makes you connect to yourself again. it gives you perspective. it’s scary to face your fears, but writing them down is a start. once you see them in front of you, something clicks again. you realize you are afraid of a lot of things and how they are impacting small things in your daily life. it makes you aware of them and how that might explain why you don’t want to go to the grocery store, or why you are afraid of affection or why you are truly afraid of love. write them all down and keep them somewhere to look back at. it seems scary, it seems like it would be bad to have them constantly there reminding you of what is holding you back. but as you face them, you can cross them off. you can see your progress, and you can become aware of how to make them disappear. you can’t change anything until you face yourself, and the best way to face yourself is to realize every little fear you have. admitting your fears to yourself is brave, and if you are afraid you’re not, you can check that off your list first thing. you will regain control of yourself again, i promise.

170504 Kyoong Party - 1
  • Baekhyun: I will keep bringing you happiness. Thank you.
  • Fans: I love you
  • Baekhyun: You love me? Tell me that again.
  • Fans: I love you.
  • Baekhyun: Me too.

They are laying in the dark after a long day. Chirrut is supposed to be in his own bed, but once the lights in the hall went out he had gotten up quickly and moved into Baze’s. The room is dark, and all Baze can see is faint light outside reflecting off of blue eyes and small outlines of Chirrut’s face. The rest swallowed by darkness.

Baze’s hand slides up and his thumb finds Chirrut’s warm cheek, his thumb sliding over Chirrut’s cheek bone. “Chirrut,” he says quietly, and without thinking, “I want to marry you…”

There is silence in the room, and after a moment of reflection panic bubbles in Baze’s stomach. Oh Force why did he have to say that? Why did he say that now? “We don’t… we don’t have to, you don’t have to say anything, I’m being silly… unthinking… I’m-”

“I thought we were married?” Chirrut’s voice is confused, comes out as a question.

Baze swallows, looking at Chirrut’s eyes because it’s the only thing he can actually see. “What?”

“I thought we were married.”

Baze’s hand moves again on his cheek. “When would we have gotten married?”

“Two years ago,” Chirrut said simply. “It was here, in this bed… after I got out of the clinic. You told me that you loved me, and that you still did… and you promised you would never leave me. As long as we were living, you would be by my side.” Baze can feel Chirrut’s face move as he smiles. “That sounds like wedding vows to me…

Baze stares at him. "That… Chirrut that wasn’t a wedding, there was no ceremony!”

“I don’t need any ceremonies,” Chirrut said, moving up against Baze’s chest, pressing his face into him. “Mm… it’s the only wedding I need…”

Baze sighed, and then reached up, stroking Chirrut’s head. “You’re impossible, Chirrut.”

“I love you, my love…” Chirrut purred into his chest. “If you want to have a real wedding, then of course we will.”

Baze smiled softly and kissed his forehead. “I love you too…”

Broke My Dream

Characters: Sam x Reader

Word count: 4442 - sorry not sorry blame @a-sea-of-fandoms

Warnings: fluffy fluff, smutty smut, a bit of angst if you squint

A/N: Anon Requested: “Can you write one about Sam x reader. Reader is shy quiet bookworm who is in love with Sam. She knows he would never feel the same way. So she fantasizes about him seducing her. Then it really happens. Thank you” Hope this is OK!

You couldn’t focus on the book in front of you. The bunker was quiet enough, the light warm enough, your legs comfortably resting over the arm of the armchair you were laid in, but you just couldn’t stop thinking about him. It was an uncharacteristically quiet day, and it was supposed to be the day you finished this book you’d been trying to finish for weeks. But every time the main character was mentioned, your mind wandered and you thought back to the tall, long haired, broad shouldered man you knew in real life. You weren’t even halfway through this thing, but you wouldn’t give up on it. You’d never given up halfway through a book and you didn’t plan on starting now.

Clearing your throat, you tried to refocus.

You felt your eyes growing heavy and before you knew it you were drifting off to sleep, your head resting on the other arm of the chair, the book still open and perched against your thighs. You felt yourself smile as you saw Sam move towards you, his hand coming up to hold your face before he crashed his lips to yours. You were suddenly against a wall, his hands on your waist holding you in place as he deepened the kiss. You gripped the fabric of his shirt as he let his hands wander down, his lips moving to suck a mark under your ear.

A moan rumbled past your lips as you felt his fingers slip under the top of your jeans and you suddenly started awake.

You jumped up, sitting up in the chair, realising you’d fallen asleep and were having one of your not-so-infrequent fantasies about the younger Winchester. It had been a long couple of weeks and sleep had been severely lacking for all of you as you worked the case.

“Dude you were out,” you heard Dean’s voice and laughed. “And making some serious happy noises,” he winked, and you instantly cringed, your cheeks flushing pink.

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Not Just A Jock

Originally posted by archic-andrews

Requested by anonymous:

“Hey babe!!!! I am so glad you are back I have missed you. As a senior I understand the pressure! I was wondering if you could write an Archie Andrews imagine? Where maybe she is new and he is intrigued by her but she thinks he is like a mean jock…..? Is that lame? I really do 😘 lysm”

Warnings: Swearing, fluff

Notes: First riverdale imagine yay!!! also this is not lame!!!! 

*this is set after Ms Grundy (ew) leaves


“What we all really need is a good night out, so who wants to volunteer to host a party?”

“You’re the one with a penthouse apartment and a totally chill mum, you should be the one to have it.” 

“Ok first off Kev, my mum is the opposite of chill and are you forgetting that we’re basically broke? As if we can afford the damage that will undoubtedly occur after the football team’s paid a visit.”

“Oh please as if- woah.” 

Archie looked up from his guitar and messy song writing notebook at the loud sound of Kevin’s loud gasp. It wasn’t long for Archie to find out what caused Kevin to get distracted from his heated discussion with Veronica. His eyes widened and his grip on his guitar loosened as he stared at possibly the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. 

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The Only Exception (Part 8)

Summary: AU. Reader is given the task of running a popular love advice internet show when her coworker is fired. Her cynical attitude toward love makes her offer some harsh advice, and more than a few hearts are caught in the aftermath. Will hers be one of them?

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 2,733

Warnings: language, fire, panic, dangerous situation, rescue, drinking, bad jokes, I’m off the handle because I no longer care

A/N: If you don’t like it, don’t read it. After the posts I saw last week that personally attacked me…I wish some people put half as much effort into helping others and the earth as they do being genuinely awful.

Anyways, it’s fiction.

Part - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9

Originally posted by mizar113

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All I Had

Summary: Savitar kidnaps reader because in the future she was his lover, she was there for him when everyone rejected him. However, she died and now he’s in the present seeking revenge from the team while finding a way to be with her again.

Pairings: Savitar!Barry x reader *

Word count: 1190

A/N: Hey, guys! I had 3 requests for Savitar!Barry and they had some similarities so I decided to incorporate them in a single story. It’s kinda short but maybe this could have a second part, let me know if you’d want it! I hope you enjoy it x

*This is not really supposed to be cute and/or romantic

Part 2 | Part 3

Masterlist

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Ok so as you might know, Villainous has a ask.fm, and some of the questions are in spanish, so here are some translations


Why is the bears name 5.0.5?
Its the number that Flug assigned to his project.

Is Flug hired or enslaved?
whats the difference?

What abilities do you have?
Imagine your worst nightmares, the most unpleasant and most terrifying blasphemies; Because its all nothing compared to what i can do

How many suprheroes have you defeated?
Too many! ive already lost count of how many incompetent heroes have been victims of my evil!

Can i torment 5.0.5?
you can annihilate him if you want.

(there is one about artificial black holes but honestly i have no idea what it says and google leaves me even more confused)

how do you dress like a gentleman and at the same time be so intimidating?
I like to do evil with class

About the plane that is… crashed beind your mansion, could that be Dr.Flugs lab?
That plane needs to be removed, its generating too many questions.

Dear Black Hat, i see that you’re selling weapons to super villains, but but what about your goal of dominating the world? now you’re giving the weapons to other villains. why the change of plans?
Boredom.

Hey!! what plans do you have about world domination by dear BlackHat?
Demencia! you’ve already asked me this six times in person this month! and now this!?

Black Hat, What are you?
Evil.


i’ll translate the rest if there is a demand for it