i am having a fabulous time here

Second time out/back from seeing Beauty and the Beast **SPOILERS ABOUND**

(aka bear with me b/c this review is a week and a half late and I can actually comment on stuff I loved throughout it. It might end up being long af so I’m sorry in advance bc I talk about when everyone got cast too. This is probably filled with typos.)

PPS: I am the minority who loved it deeply, and don’t have nothing to complain about. Except a few words on the group of people who sat beside me tonight and would not shut up during Evermore and the transformation scene aka MY MOST FAVOURITE DISNEY KISS EVER)

So lets get down to it. I LOVED this movie the first time I saw it. As I have stated numerous times through tags. Ill be real here I was skeptical as hell about this being turned into a LA remake. But as the casting was announced my worries went away completely?

BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST WHAT A FABULOUS CAST! I don’t even know who to start with honestly? All of them ARE JUST SO GOOD???

We’ll just start with the most obvious choice (and the one who had the most flack after being cast)

And that is the absolute wonder and light of my life DAN FUCKING STEVENS

BECAUSE THIS GUY. OMG. ANYTHING HE DID IN THIS MOVIE JUST…BLEW. ME. THE. FUCK. AWAY??? And I’m just so grateful and forever indebted to him for bringing quite possibly the best reinterpretation of the Beast/Adam to life. Like honestly the Beast is my favourite character ever he has been since I was 5 and I just…NO AMOUNT OF WORDS COULD DESCRIBE IT. (actually I have TONS of words and i’ll get more into this later) but I’m moving on for now.

Emma Thompson I love Emma T so much I have since forever and she’s so charming and soft hearted as Mrs Potts. Say what you will about the accents used in this movie I loved that she was English….

And Luke Evans I knew about him prior to this and vaguely, through watching him in The Hobbit and that god awful movie version of the Three Musketeers (same can be said for Dan, b/c before I watched some of his other stuff I had only know him from Night at the Museum 3)

Anyway…

Luke brought such a great energy to this character and I loved how Gaston started out as an okay dude but slowly dissented into his villainy? The way he portrayed this was astounding b/c as soon as the script called for the change up he handled it with such ease? And wow I just love Gaston so much in this movie.

Josh Gad we gotta talk about FUCKING JOSH GAD I’m not getting into the knitty gritty of things since its not my place to comment on such but I LOVED HIM IN THIS ROLE SO MUCH MORE THAN I LOVED HIM IN FROZEN? He’s so hilarious.  AND HIS LINES WERE A+++

He just brought so much classiness to LeFou and he just made him so likable?  and the fact that HE FOUGHT TO KEEP IN THE SNOWMAN GAG FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSION. I honestly hope they give me all the deleted scenes from this movie.

FUCKING EWAN MCGREGOR AND SIR IAN MCKELLEN AS COGSWORTH AND LUMIERE I just WOW WHAT A GREAT ACTING COMBO (aka all ive ever wanted from the remains of my dull life.)

AND AUDRA MCDONALD AS GARDEROBE AND STANLEY ‘ACTUAL KING OF EVERYTHING HE IS IN’ TUCCI as a sassy piano THAT WAS LITERALLY CREATED FROM SCRATCH FOR HIM? (more on these two later as well because omg they are everything to me and stole my heart??)

AND KEVIN  FUCKING  KLINE omg I loved him so much in this movie just PERFECT honestly.

I’m trying to keep this short so I can move on to my next bunch of thoughts. And not just yap about the casting. (Bullet points listed below, bc I’m getting into the changes) And to begin:

THE SCENARY AND CGI IN THIS MOVIE WERE FUCKING ASTOUNDING? I DIED? IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, say what you want about what the beast looked like. Dan Stevens exhausted himself entirely for 2-3 months just to make the beast into a computer animated caricature. AND I LOVED THE ANIMATION ON THE CASTLE STAFF? I also really loved the backstories for everyone it just filled in so much that I found lacking in the original. Just everything that filled in all the plotholes were A++

  • THE PROLOGUE and it being narrated by the ENCHANTRESS.(Side note: I loved the technicalities and consequences with this new curse)
  • DAN STEVENS GRACING ME WITH HIS FAB TALENT AND NOT SAYING A THING DURING SAID PROLOGUE AND JUST LAUGHING EVILLY AND YET FLAWLESSLY GETTING THE POINT ACROSS THAT THE PRINCE BEFORE MEETING BELLE WAS AN ABSOLUTE PANSY ASS DICK? Also him in the black get up with the black swan make up?? a lookTM
  • THE CLOSE UPS OF GARDEROBE AND CADENZA AND THEIR LITTLE DOGGO FRU FRU BEFORE THE CASTLE IS CHANGED INTO OBJECTS?? THE FACT THAT FRU FRU IS THEIR DOG?  
  •  THAT WHOLE OPENING SEQUENCE IS INTENSE AS HELL
  • Omg when Gaston stepped on Belle’s cabbages THERE WERE LIKE 3-4 KIDS THAT GASPED. It made me smile omg.
  • When Maurice and Phillipe were heading out of town and in the woods heading to the castle. One child was like “aww look at the horsey” I mean…
  • WHEN MAURICE IS IN THE CASTLE AND MEETS CHIP everyone laughed like honestly I was blessed with actually being a a cinema room full of people that laughed and reacted to stuff b/c last week when I went there were crickets, some child mad an off hand comment later on in the movie when Beast invites Belle to dinner and he does the smileTM I kid you not I heard “look his tiny teeth” I love his tiny fangs so much hes just so awkwardly endearing altogether.
  • OKAY OKAY OKAY SO WHEN BELLE HEADS UP TO THE CASTLE TO FIND HER DADDO AND SHES AT THE CELL IM PRETTY SURE THEY PLAY THE SCORE TO EVERMORE? its like lowkey but I NOTICED IT AND IT WAS GLORIOUS.
  • all the songs in this movie and the additional lyrics woven into the film added 30 years to my life.
  • THE WHOLE “GASTON” NUMBER WAS FABULOUS AND EVERYTHING AND MORE ITS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL VERSION THAT WHOLE MOMENT WHEN THEY BREAK TO CLAP AND STOP ON THE TABLE AND THE FACT THAT THE SCORE FOR THAT BIT SOUNDS LIKE A CAVALRY CHARGE AND THE WHOLE “SAY IT AGAIN” BIT AFTER THE “I USE ANTLERS IN ALL OF MY DECORATING” LINE.
  • BUT LIKE THERE IS MORE BECAUSE OMG THEY GAVE COGSWORTH STUFF TO SING DURING “BE OUR GUEST” INSTEAD OF JUST “SOMETHING THERE”. LIKE THE ONLY OTHER TIME HE SINGS IS IN THE ORIGINAL DURING “HUMAN AGAIN” I love the flawless smooth transition from SIR IAN MCKELLEN belting out the COURSE BY COURSE bit of that verse and Ewan being like ONE BY ONE immediately after? honestly I always fist bump during that moment when I listen to the soundtrack. AND THE WHOLE NUMBER IN THE MOVIE IS JUST SOO GREAT. I love my crotchety old clock and dramatically extra candlestick. the best BROTP.
  • Ok, so the people I sat beside started laughing during little Adam’s part in Days In the Sun and omg I was off hand annoyed because it ruined my chance to start the water works even though I still cried.
  • BEAST TRASHING ON ROMEO AND JULIET WILL FOREVER BE ICONIC to me I LOVE WELL READ BEAST SO MUCH I’m tired of the ‘but I wish he would have stayed illiterate’ statements.
  •  EVERYONE. AND WHEN I SAY EVERYONE I MEAN EVERYONE ERRUPTED INTO LAUGHTER WHEN BEAST HAULED THAT BIG ASS SNOWBALL AT BELLE’S HEAD.
  • ALSO any time Beast gave Belle his little smiles??? they were so pure and cute
  • So seeing this movie a second time the yellow dress discourse is quiet frankly ?? to me I loved it AND I LOVE THE FACT THAT DAN STEVENS MADE THE BEAST UTTERLY DISTRESSED OVER ASKING HER FOR A DANCE IN THE BALLROOM? (THAT WHOLE SEQUENCE IS SO FUCKING GORGEOUS)
  • LIKE…I JUST LOVE HOW MUCH LIFE AND PERSONALITY AND 3 DIMENSIONALISM HE GAVE HIM B/C I WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THIS PORTRAYAL UNTIL IM DEAD AND IN THE GROUND.
  • Which brings me to the make up scene everyone laughed and I almost could not stop laughing at the scene change.
  • Emma Thompson’s version of Beauty and the Beast is so wonderful. I love it.
  • THE FIRST TIME I HEARD EVERMORE IN THE MOVIE I WAS STUNNED INTO SILENCE AND JUST DAN STEVENS AGAIN GRACING ME WITH SUCH RAW EMOTION AND TALENT. SIGH I JUST LOVE THAT WHOLE SEQUENCE, I WOULD HAVE LOVED IT EVEN MORE HAD I BEEN REALLY INTO THE SECOND TIME SEEING IT BUT ALAS THE PERSON BESIDE ME WAS LAUGHING AND I WAS JUST LIKE… RUDE. HONESTLY THOUGH THE PAIR OF PIPES DAN STEVENS HAS HE HAS SUCH A BEAUTFUL RANGE AND WHEN HE SINGS ANGELS DESCEND FROM HEAVEN, AND JUST THIS WHOLE FUCKING SONG GAVE ME THE LAARGEST EARGASM THE FIRST TIME I HEARD IT. LIKE HONESTLY GOD BLESS ALAN MUSICAL GENIEUS KING MENKEN
  • Honestly everyone is at war against whether Josh or Dan’s version is better and I just prefer Dan’s version so much. I found Josh Groban’s version too slow even though he sings like an angel too.  
  • tt.tt  THE MOB SONG and the castle staff going up in arms was always my fave in the 90s version. And it did not disappoint.

Bullet points are done I am heading into paragraph summarizing my thoughts on the last 30-40 minutes. BECAUSE THIS SHIT WAS UNREAL, and HARROWINGLY DARK. AND I LOVED THESE CHANGES FROM THE ORIGINAL.

THE WHOLE CASTLE TURRET CHASE SCENE WAS SO FUCKING GOOD I HAD MULTIPLE HEAR TATTACKSTHE FACT THEY SWITCHED UP THE HUNTING KNIFE AND REPLACED IT WITH A PISTOL that moment when the Beast gets shot oh god.

Like when Belle comes back and sees the Beast and he literally SHOUTS OUT HER NAME I am crying?? and deceased?? and then he gets shot 2 more times honestly this was equally amazing and heartbreakingly brutal.

And let me tell the whole concept of the castle actually breaking apart as the petals fall, that is just such a neat spin and I love it.


So like I said I found the twist with the curse fascinating because in the original the only thing it focused largely on was the Beast, Mrs Potts, Plumette, Lumiere , Cogsworth and FruFru. I LOVE THAT THE MOVIE CEMENTED AND ROUNDED ALL OF THE CASTLE STAFF AND GAVE THEM A LARGER SPOLIGHT THAN IN THE ORIGINAL LIKE THE CASTLE STAFF MAKES UP HALF OF THE CAST/CHARACTERS FOR THIS MOVIE. For the past week and a half people have said why was the inanimate scene so long and drawn out? Because the castle staff are the greatest and the only family the Beast has besides Belle that’s why… the end. Also I ship the hell out of Cadenza & Garderobe, Plumette and Lumiere AND MR AND MRS POTTS OMG.

THE WHOLE INANIMATION SEQUENCE HAD MY ENTIRE SOUL IN SHREADS, IVE ??? NEVER?? CRIED??? SO MUCH IN MY LIFE??? LIKE LUMIERE HOLDING PLUMETTE IN HIS ARMS AND SETTING HER DOWN GENTLY AND MRS POTTS NOT BEING ABLE TO GET TO CHIP AND CHIP ALMOST FUCKING BREAKING BUT THE COATHANGER CATCHING HIM THE LAST SECOND AS HIS SAUCER BREAKS?  CADENZA AND GADEROBE REUNITING AND HER TELLING HIM THAT HE IS BRAVE JUST BEFORE SHE FADES AWAY AND HIM BEGGING HER NOT TO LEAVE HIM?? I MEAN THAT IS THE TEXTBOOK DEFINIITION OF PURE AND UTTER DEVOTION RIGHT THERE FRIENDS.THE SADDEST THING ABOUT THEIR INANIMATION SCENE IS THE FACT THAT THEIR DOGGO FRU FRU BECOMES INANIMATE BETWEEN THEM. COGSWORTH AND LUMIERE SAYING GOODBYE. NEED I SAY MORE.

BUT THEN THE TRANSFORMATION SCENE HAPPENED AND I COULD NOT BREATHE I LOVEED HOW THEY FILMED THIS SCENE AND HOW EMMA AND DAN PLAYED THIS SCENE. NEVER IN MY LIFE WILL I LOVE ANYTHING AS MUCH AS I LOVE THIS SCENE.

Everyone is like “well why didn’t they say anything?”

I LOVED that HE DID NOT NEED TO SAY ‘BELLE, ITS ME?”

this iconic masterly filmed sequence only needed to be filmed with sheer BODY LANGUAGE, VISUAL EXPRESSIONS AND EMOTIONS COMING FROM BOTH DAN AND EMMA AND I JUST AM ASTOUNDED? EVERYTHING THEY FELT COULD BE SEEN BY THE AUDIENCE I FELT THAT SHIT DEEP IN MY SOUL AND IVE ANALYZED EVERYTHING LEADING UP TO THE KISS. FROM THEIR LOOKS OF DAZED WONDERMENT AFTER BEAST TURNS BACK INTO A HUMAN, AND HIS LITTLE HUFF OF RELIEF AFTER HE INTIALLY TURNS AROUND AND FACES EMMA, TO DAN’S HEAVY BREATHING, BELLE PLAYING WITH HIS HAIR AND HIM THREADING HIS FINGERS THROUGH HERS IN TURN? THE FACE TOUCH AS SHE IS LOOKING FOR ANY SIGN THAT THIS IS INFACT THAT GUY SHE LOVES?? (HONEST TO GOD THAT SHOT OF DAN HE IS ALREADY A BEAUTFUL GUY BUT HOLY HELL HE LOOKED SO GOOD IN THIS SCENE) THE CLOSE UP SHOT OF HIS EYES. HER RELIEVED LAUGH AND THE IMMENSE GENTLE CAUTION BETWEEN THEM JUST BEFORE THEY KISS AND THAT GIANT ASS INHALE DAN TAKES AS SOON AS THEY MAKE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONING THE FACT THAT ONCE THEY DO KISS HER HAND MOVES FROM HIS CHEST TO HIS WAIST.

THIS WHOLE SCENE IS LITERALLY THE LIVING EMBODIMENT OF THE PATRICK STEWART ACTING GIF

I LOVE THIS KISS SO MUCH HONESTLY ITS MY FAVOURITE DISNEY KISS.

The best was when they all became human again and reunited and were left with parting gifts from the curse. I laughed out loud when they showed Stanley Tucci with no teeth. 

UGH AND THE LAST SCENE WITH CADENZA BEING SO FUCKING HAPPY AND SMILING AS THE WIFEY IS SINGING again.

EMMA AND AUDRA singing the final number omg the whole coronation dance scene was everything. 

AND JUST THIS WHOLE MOVIE IS FABULOUS AND I NEEDED THE DVD TO BE RELEASED YESTERDAY.

Witch tip: Talk to Nature

Nature isn’t just a tool that we can work to our will– forming a relationship with the surrounding nature in your area will get you much farther than simply forcing and manipulating it to do as you say.

I’m currently on vacation in the mountains, and I am having a fabulous time, and I honestly can credit that to the nature around us.

When we first arrived, I stood outside and talked to the mountains. I told them that I hoped to be of no disturbance to them (as I realize that I am an intruder in their land), and I told them that I respected their beauty and strength. I told them that I hoped to show them only kindness and respect, and, in return, I asked that they protect me and my family from any harm that may come our way on our trip.

Every day that I’ve been here, I’ve taken a few minutes to talk to the mountains. I thank them, and I tell them what I’ll be doing that day.

This honestly works wonders. When I told them that I was scared of the bugs that kept coming into my room, bugs started respecting my personal bubble. When I asked that they hold off the storms while we were kayaking, the storms didn’t start until right after our kayak trip ended. When nightmares scared me in the middle of the night, the strength of the mountains comforted me.

Be kind and respectful to the world, and it will do the same for you.

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The ultra fabulous and very darling Elizabeth Welch in her custom Viscountess original! There was a time in my life where the very inkling that Christine Daae would be wearing one of my designs could not even have crossed my mind and yet somehow we’re here. (I am officially dubbing that expression my “fitting face” as in the expression that I have when I’m in the middle of a big troubleshooting moment)

I absolutely could not be more flattered and floored that she chose to collaborate with me on this and I can’t wait to see what the future holds! 

IRONMAN MAKEUP

YEAH YOU READ RIGHT. I HAVE MADE IRONMAN MAKEUP.

again I want to say that I am NOT a professional makeup artist or anything, so please don’t judge if I look like a trash panda (guardians of the galaxy reference) 

BUT HERE IT IS:

i had a hard time moving my lips because of the gold powder (not real gold I’m not actually Tony Stark) 

Look at that fabulous highlighter

and here is a little smile so ironman can be happy for once 

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this was about 2 and ¼ years ago….the night it all started….where i stopped taking pictures of everything but my head….the night i shaved my face…lotioned up…watched a tutorial did what i saw…..covered up a little more and went (by my self) to the closest bar ok with gurls like me…i didnt pay a cover fee i bought my first drink but not another one all night….never have i felt so wanted lusted after and wooed beyond flattery……that night was the deciding factor as to her incarceration…i chose to pardon her and set her free….now here i am…

kisses

     chloe colada….now Kaleesia Targaryan…..i love you all

ps….i dont know why i did this…i’m stoned and feeling deep….but so fabulous at the same time…

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Heartsigh - johnnysmitten - The Hobbit - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
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Happy Fanwork Friday!

Here is another great slash story, the fabulous Barduil fanfic Heartsigh by @johnnysmitten transporting Bard and Thranduil into a modern AU. Be sure to bring along enough time to read, some steamy hot chocolate and fluffy cushions, because this one is a long fic, and I assume there will be more chapters to come :). I have to admit, I have only just started this recently, but I am enjoying it a lot already!

Here is the short summary from AO3:

Bard Bowman is stuck in an unhappy marriage. He tries his hardest to make things work, but at the end of the day he is lonely and unhappy. By pure chance, he meets a beautiful man named Thranduil and for the first time in years, he feels something.

Barduil Unhappy Marriage AU, in which both Bard and Thranduil are in bad relationships. They end up meeting up, and you know…fall in love.

(floranocturna’s fic rec)

Five times Alix and Kim couldn’t back down from a dare

Summary:  Where that one particular dare somehow aggravated their nerves every year, and they were suckers to accept the challenge so quickly, especially when it came to the both of them.

A/N:  Inspired by @caprette‘s art idk man just take it 


14 years old, dare no.1: Kim had to wear the dunce cone for another month if he didn’t wear a different colour of his shirt on the month before that. 

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Fan Fic Writer’s Appreciation Day

So today is a day to celebrate some of our favorite writers, so I wanted to share a few of my favorite fics and their author’s!! This will probably mostly be Nursey/Dex, but there will probably be a few other ships thrown in :)

@jayzimmboni - Emily writes such amazing fic??? Like I can’t even deal. This fic about Dex and Nursey sneaking into a competing team’s practice and this “lick the object” one are just two of my favorites (honestly I love everything it’s hard to pick). Check out Emily’s writing tag and AO3.

@chillwhiskey - the literal, actual, Queen of nurseydex, no if’s ands or buts about it. Like… Marissa is what I aspire to be honestly. There’s one fic about Nursey and Lardo getting high that I love, and also this one with Dex actually being confident in his sexuality and Nursey being the one is freak out is great too.  Check out Marissa’s writing tag. 

@holsterr - okay, if you want to read the most beautiful nurseydex fic to ever grace this fandom, for the love of God, please read Cocotte’s fic tending a fire. Life changing, I swear. Check out Cocotte’s AO3 and writing tag.

@unchillnursey - okay like, Feliks has the best headcanons about Dex and Nursey, all day every day, but I BURN every time I read this fake dating Holsom fic. It’s pure fluff and I still start blushing idk what to even tell you guys. Check out Feliks’ creations (art!!/fic!!!/etc!!!) and AO3.

@benjji2795 - TOOLS AND BEARDS, TOOLS AND BEARDS, TOOLS AND BEARDS!!!! Okay no but seriously, one night about 4 months ago I was like… hmmm I kinda like the idea of Nursey and Dex? Let me just mosey on over to the tag. And then I read every single one of Benjji’s fics. In one night. The above screamed about Tools and Beards is a Classic ™ . Check out Benjji’s writing tag and AO3.

@acountrygirlsfun - just… Caitlin is one of my favorite people on this website. Like legit, she is just a fabulous person. I LOVE her fic Summer & Snapchat. Read it, you won’t regret it. Check out Caitlin’s writing tag and AO3.

@petals42 - like Caitlin, I already knew Petals from teen wolf, but Petals’ omgcp writing is SO GOOD LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Holsom Keep It series as well as Ice Crew AU are my favorite fics to read over and over again. Check out Petals’ AO3 and writing tag.

There are so many talented writers in this fandom, and I don’t have the time to do the above for everyone, but I am going to list as many as I can think of here. You all are fabulous, I enjoy your work immensely, and I hope you know you are appreciated!

(in no particular order)

@decsdecksdex, @omgericzimmermann, @ahausonfire, @derek-nursey-nurse, @chilldexie, @le-lex, @foxtrot-thelaxbro, @sadquebecois, @miraculousbitty, @epikegsters, @dazeli, @samwellbittty, @ffffinnigan, @zimsbitty, @dexysnurse, @likeshipsonthesea, @violacakes, @never-been-sane, @justinbirkholtz, @justinbroluransi, @damn-nursey, @holsters-eyeglasses, @someobscurereference, @shittyslardo, @tdkeh, @marswithghosts, @cptnkentparson, @seraphina-snape, @parrishsrubberplant, @legojacques, @alocalband, @loveandallthat7, @nerdfighterwhatevernumbers, @wheeloffortune-design, @pretentiousnursey, @asterlark, @tiptoe39, @demisexualdex, @jacksbits, @dereknursey, @rhysiana, @goodlyomens, @eleanorfenyx, @diamoric-lardo, @wishingonalightningbolt, @nurseydexchow, @zimmermanns, @peanutbittle, @taddietango, @bittyybee, @dexynurse, @puckitall, @thehausghosts, @victory-candescence, @asexualdex, @inevii, @itsacpsideblog, @des-zimbits, @dmnursey, @starks-and-mellarks, @bittybae, @didjamissme, @itsybittle

I’m sure I forgot someone, just know I love everyone in this bar!

best-in-za-warudo  asked:

Ally-San! it's me again (you probably wont remember me, but i love you ;w;) anyway, i am here for two things. First, fat mira HOLY SHIT YOU ARE FUCKING FABULOUS, and second, im kinda confused with your FT childs, i mean, luna and storm like each other, but what about the rest? any posibilites that we can get a relationship chart? keep up the good work, we love you and remember, if you think you are having a bad time, come to Argentina and experience the real hell xD

Ahaha I remember you dearie! (Esp bc of your very impressionable icon, HAHA) Here is a chart I drew up! Nash doesn’t have anyone for the moment, OR DOES HE? C: 

An anon that told me how they shipped Nash with Reiki made me think a lot about it. <3

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Superfabulous YA Lit Meme → Eight OTPs [1/8]

Warner + Juliette [Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi]

“I like the way I feel about myself when I’m with him.“ I say quietly. "Warner thinks I’m strong and smart and capable and he actually values my opinion. He makes me feel like his equal–like I can accomplish just as much as he can, and more. And if I do something incredible, he’s not even surprised. He expects it. He doesn’t treat me like I’m some fragile little girl who needs to be protected all the time.”

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Never expected - By MissingMissFisher Chapter 23 | Archive of Our Own
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Chapter 23 Summary:

Mr and Mrs Jones attend the annual Aston Clinton Apple Day Fete where they make some new discoveries.

Notes:

Buenas noches from Puerto Vallarta, my darlings! Tis my final night here in Mexico, and I wanted to send you all this chapter that I had already written before the trip (and am so grateful to the fabulous @comeaftermejackrobinson for taking the time to preview and review before we started our body swap trope fic project)!

I’m rather sad to be leaving this paradise behind, but also looking forward to returning home and my regular writing schedule soon.

Hope you enjoy, and will be able to let me know what you think when you have a second or more! Adios for now!

P.S. I can’t remember who captured this fab still (I needed one with Phrack outdoors…think it was you @izzyandlouie, but if not, thank you, whoever did capture it, for letting me borrow it!)

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Knowledge Broker

Victo Ngai

Apologies for not posting in a while, as some of you are on Instagram already know, I moved from the Big Apple to the The Big Orange recently and have been a bit distracted by life. Here is a first commission I got after landing in LA from the first AD I ever worked with 7 years back, @sbuzelli (can’t believe it’s been 7 years already!) . Follow her to discover more fabulous and smart editorial illustrations! 

I love working with SooJin, the trust she gives her artists really brings out the best work. Every chance working with her is also an opportunity of reinvention, a playground of experiment. I tried something different with the flaming swan this time and am pretty happy with how it turned out.

Living fabulously is anything that is mobile and can come to me. In L.A., it’s tough to accomplish all you want or need to do in a day, with the craziness of the city. The traffic is crazy! For those of you who have visited Los Angeles or live here, well, you know how tough it can be to get an errand done in this place. Time is something you cannot buy and cannot get enough of, so I really take advantage of the services that are available to come to my door. I have dog groomers come to my house, blowouts, make up, massage, stylist, food, language tutor, chef, doctors, shopping, the list goes on. This is a convenience that I am definitely willing to splurge on. They help me live fabulously. There are so many great apps out there that make this luxury accessible to everyone. A few of my go-to apps are HEAL, soothe, TheGLAMapp and postmates.
—  Heather Bilyeu

Hiiiiiiii, Awa here ✲゚。.(✿╹◡╹)ノ☆.。₀:*゚✲゚*:₀。 

Are you guys surprised to see me ? No? I know its been a reaaaaaaaaaaaaallllly looooooong time since I was last  here. Missed me? (maybe not lol

Okay, so straight to the point. Because its a special day, I decided to make my 2nd follow forever, and this will also be my FAREWELL POST T_T. For those who noticed, I’ve been inactive for quite some times. After giving it so much thought, I’ve made up my mind that it is time to say goodbye. I would like to use this opportunity  to officially says my farewell to all my beautiful friends and followers here who have been with me all this time. I will no longer making gifs and post anything on my tumblr but I do come here once in a while to check out exo’s news, activities and stuff, and check my messages, but that’s it. HOWEVER I will not deactivate my blog.This blog is too special to me and I have tooooooo many wonderful memories here, and I want keep them forever ❤ . 

I want to thank all of you guys (my 5k> followers  ❤ ) for giving me such a memorable memories that I will never, ever forget. I met awesome people, made new friends, share my happiness, my stories and i got to share my love for exo with all of you. I never for a moment imagined that my blog would received so much love (my blog is just a trash T_T i dont deserve you guys). Im overwhelmed that I still gained new followers despite my inactiveness. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for bringing me so much happiness. I really enjoyed every moment I get to spend with all of you here. And I want to apologize if I have ever hurt anyone’s feeling. Please know that I've never intended to do so. You guys are all truly wonderful and I wish you all the best in anything you do. Stay awesome and keep loving exo.

Bold - mutuals

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@kaixing-unicorn ⋆ @khaenine ⋆ @kkomadyo @kmexoplanet @krisinsanity ⋆ @ky-ngsoo ⋆ @kyungporn ⋆ @kyungsmoothhh @kyungsoophilia @kyungsoostrash ⋆ @kyunqdae ⋆ @kyunseu ⋆ @kyuongi @kyvngsoo ⋆ @laygacy ⋆ @laygion ⋆ @laymerence @lobbu-lobbu ⋆ @love-yixing @luharem ⋆ @luhtella ⋆ @luludeery ⋆ @manoban @meiren-menglu ⋆ @minynqii ⋆ @missdyoo @mongdo ⋆ @oh-la-lay ⋆ @oh-luhans ⋆ @oohsehun-ah

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@parkchny ⋆ @parkdobw ⋆ @parknamja ⋆ @pcyoung @porkdo-bi ⋆ @pseudosoo @purpleuhan ⋆ @qtyxng @roughbaek ⋆ @sehun-perfection @sehunality ⋆ @sehv-n ⋆ @senfinity ⋆ @sexing-in-the-rain ⋆ @sexualityixing ⋆ @singforsoo @spooky-sexual-ksoo ⋆ @squishykyunggie ⋆ @teethrich ⋆ @tendersoo ⋆ @thekingsoo @tinypcy ⋆ @transbaek  ⋆  @twerking-chansoo ⋆ @twitchyeol 

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@universyeol @v-dyo ⋆ @welcome-to-url-too-long ⋆  @whatuneedmp3@wuyifanxing ⋆ @yixingofficial ⋆ @yixingology ⋆ @yixingsmonster

🌷This is a SPECIAL SHOUTOUT to my amazing, beautiful, wonderful, fabulous, lovely friends that i met here on tumblr. Goshh i dont deserve you guys T.T You always make me feel special🌷

💗 Tidbit @qtyxng​ is kinda the first one to talk to me and im really thankful for that. Thank you for noticing me. I had fun time talking to you especially. I really admire your love for Yixing. And I am honored to have you as my friend.

💗 Beste @besternatexo​​ we share the same love for chansoo omg please know that i am grateful  to finally found someone i can talk about chansoo with. I really like talking to you, and i miss you so much. Thank you for willing to listen to me and talk to me, being so nice to me and put up with my crazy rant absurd problems. ily

💗  Ahreum @dyominos​ senpaiiii who is the kindest and the sweetest. Thank you for willing to be my friend Ahreum. You are one of the earliest blog  that i followed  (because your blog is perfect! (goals!!)) , and  you are one of my earliest follower. Talking to you always brings me a lot of joy and I will never forget that. Im lucky to know you. <3

💗 Tiff @chancasso​​ who is a really nice and lovely person, and very friendly too! Thank you  Tiff for treating me so well, and be so kind to me when Im just being weird. And you love chansoo too yeayyy!

💗 Phoenix @kyungsmoothhh​​ my squishy friend Phoenix. Thank you for everything. You always know how to make me smile. Glad that we can share our love for kyungsoo together. I happy to have you in my life

💗 Aly @pseudosoo​ gosh i remember that we used to talked to each other almost everyday and our messages are always so long because we talk about everything hahha. Thank you for putting up with my nonsense crazy rambling. 

💗 Lucy @dohkyungcutie​​ cutie Lucy. I’ve only known you for a short amount of time but I had such a great time talking to you. You are funny, and kind and crazy (in a good way). Thank you for not getting bored talking to me XD 

💗  Karla @exo-is-life-and-love​ who always says nice things to me and always makes my day with sweet messages. ;A; thank you x100.  You are such an adorable person 

💗 Ri @chansoo-ie​ another chansoo trash yeayyy! I really enjoyed talking to you. Thank you for putting up with me all this time

💗 Hana @v-dyo​ also senpaiiiii aka kyungsoo trash! we dont talk much to each other but Im still thankful to you for being nice to me and willing to talk to me. 

💗  Ngan @banhsoo​​ who have a beautiful soul. Although we only talked for a few times, but i felt greatful that you have time to talk to someone like me. You are generous and thoughtful, amazing and so fun to talk to. And we share the same love for coffee omg! maybe we can be coffee buddies like xiumin and luhan XD

💗 Freya @dattebaekyo , Purse @spooky-sexual-ksoo, Karina @exo-planet-luhan@chanyeolonew,  thank you for spending your time talking to me and baring with me when Im just an awkward, and  boring  person haha. It really means a lot. You guys are awesome!

Goshh i have soooo many things to say tbh, but I really don’t know how to express my feelings and thoughts and put them into words. Im sorry that Im not good at keeping in touch. But even though we dont talk to each other anymore, I still think about you guys from time to time. I love you guys so much. And I’ll miss you!!

p.s: If you are included in my friend list, but does not feel the same way, I apologize ;; Just ignore it

p.p.s: I am deeply sorry if I have missed anyone out. If we have talked before, but dont remember you, please let me know so I can express my gratitude to you guys, and include you in my friend list okay. 

So….i think that is all I wanted to say. Once again, a big THANK YOU to everyone here who have showered me with lost of love and  given me a beautiful memories to be remembered. Goodbye…

-AWA

nottheblogurlooking4  asked:

Do you read/can you rec some Jonsa fic?? I need it to live.

I have so, so many favorites. Where do I even begin. We are blessed with some of the best fic writers I have ever read. I will go by my favorite tropes

[] Just having sex? []

Whispered like a secret (Everyone has to has to read this if they haven’t already)

If Father’s ghost would murder Jon for not taking care of Sansa, Jon couldn’t bare to imagine what he’d do if he found out about this

Nameless in the north

Tear me apart at the seams

Without you I am nothing (I love love love this. I pretend this is what is happening in the show)


[] Triangles []

Dearer than gold (it has sansa x jon x daenerys)

Shout my name (because I can’t decide what name I’ll say)


[] Soulmates []

Hold on to your heart

The world turned upside down

The here and the now

Soulmates


[]  POV  []

Cursed (Jon and Sansa through Littlefinger’s pov. I love other people’s pov stuff)

Never to touch and Never to hold (Jon x Sansa through Sandor’s POV)

Of things past (Catelyn pov)

Now you see me (Ygritte pov)

Favorite oneshot (Ygritte POV, Triangle)

Part 1 Part 2 (I can’t quite call this Rickon’s pov but it’s close)

Jon Sansa always hold hands (Arya pov)


[]  Angsty married couple having lots of sex ( or fluff)

Navigating series (I have read this so so many times. Jon marries Sans to protect her but then they fall in love have steamy sex, create a baby)

What a disappointment 

Daylight to nighttime to sunrise (One of my most favorite fic moments, “Why are you covering your face?”) 

Worth the wait to give you my heart

Your body is my orchard

Longest way round is the shortest way home

On the importance of boundaries

Come raise your flag upon me (I am here for jealous, possessive Sansa)

And if you want me, I’m your country

This past was waiting for me


[]  Time travel  []

Broken fates

Of lives unlived

Winter Bird


[]  Fics that painfully crushed my soul []

Madness

The lady of Winterfell

Winter’s truth

Before it ends, just tell me where to begin


[] Modern AUs [] (I never thought I would like modern AUs but these people prove me wrong)

Snow

Down from the mountain

Under the table

Lost & Found (This is so fabulous. Make sure you have lots of time in your hand when you start to read this. I think I stayed up half the night reading this)

"What You See (Isn't Always The Truth)" (Trixya) by River and Puck

Summary: Trixie Mattel is a single almost-mother looking after the orphaned daughter of a close friend, with absolutely no confidence in her ability to parent this child.

Brian McCook is a first grade teacher, struggling to prove that he is more than his troubled past to a school that just doesn’t seem to understand his… “unique” teaching methods.

When the two come together at Brian’s class’ career day the spark is undeniable, but can they learn to see the good in themselves that the other has already fallen in love with?

A/N: Hello again it’s River back at it again with another amazing collab with an brilliant, stunning, and hilarious author. I have taken her under my wing (more like I rode her coattails for this entire writing process) and have become her AQ mother! This story was in the making for a while and I was glad that I got to write it with someone so magnificent! I hope you all enjoy the first chapter of “What You See (Isn’t Always The Truth)” Leave a comment and tell us what you thought ;)

A2/N: Hey there! This is the first fic I’ve ever submitted here to AU, and I’m so glad to have worked on it with River! I’ve written some fics for other fandoms, but the time had come for me to buck up or shut up when it came to RDR fanfiction, so here I am. It’s an honor to be able to collaborate with the fabulous River on this project (that she doesn’t get to shift the glory on me for, the fic was her idea!), and I’m even more excited to show you guys the heartbreak and luuurve we have in store for you. -Puck

DISCLAIMER: WE UNDERSTAND THAT ZULA HAS WRITTEN A FIC UNDER THE SAME PREMISE. HOWEVER, I REPEAT, HOWEVER PUCK AND I ARE NOT TRYING TO RIP ANYONE OFF. I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO WRITE A FIC LIKE THIS FOR A WHILE AND THERE FORE REFRAMED  FROM READING ZULA’S FIC JUST SO WHEN THE TIME DID COME THAT I WROTE THIS FIC THAT THERE WOULD BE NO SIMILARITIES. IF YOU READ THIS FIC YOU WILL SEE THAT ME AND PUCK HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THAT. THANK YOU AGAIN FROM TAKING THE TIME TO READ.

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Though humans believe they have a monopoly on fashion trends, Our Friends Below are no strangers to mercurial styles. Clothes aren’t a huge deal, except insofar as they pair well or poorly with horns.

Above: a sample of ten popular horn styles and what they communicate.

1. The Classic. A great way of communicating, “Horn fashion peaked four thousand years ago. I have no time for all this nonsense, now let’s get down to business.” Any noble with these horns is either a tedious stick-in-the-mud or a principled stalwart. (Or a young noble making a flimsy claim of ‘I’m not like those other frivolous youths.’)

2. Sleek. Favored by nobles who aspire to be lithe, slippery tricksters. All the actual tricksters have realized this and chosen some other horn style, and so these indicate a smug, arrogant noble who is much less (or more) dangerous than they think they are.

3. Wavy. Excellent for projecting an air of erotic, tantalizing power; common choice among succubi, incubi, etc. Often draped with chains of fabulously rare stones.

4. Feral. Having wild, curly clusters of horns is a sign of being related to satyrs; going overboard with it is a dead giveaway that the noble is playing up a tiny shred of heritage.

5. The Bull. The only style that communicates “I am not here to fuck around” more than The Classic. Either firmly resolute or just impossibly stubborn.

6. Wild Desert. Unbearable hippie, but definitely knows a thing or two about syncretic mysticism. Listen close, but it might just be a total waste of time.

7. Runic. Prestigious symbol of arcane mastery, impossible to convincingly fake. Definitely knows some spells that’ll shock the most jaded noble, and some they know to never speak aloud.

8. Stylish Asymmetry. For hip, avant-garde nobles glued to their Brimstone smartphones. Also seen on old nobles making a desperate bid to fit in with the Youth of Today.

9. Overgrown. For nobles who reject the stuffy old geometry of alchemical glyphs, embracing untamed magic in the wild parts of the Underworld. Often found with Wild Desert nobility.

10. The Buck. The Bull’s less-restrained friend; none of the simmering poise, all of the hellbent conviction. Best to let them win an argument.

(Feel free to tag yourself in this.)

I am giddy to post this.  This is a Mystrade piece I had commissioned by the fabulously talented iraya to go alongside the fanfiction I am currently working on (and that I have hinted at a few times on here): The Façade.  This piece is a companion to the sneak peek I posted a few weeks ago for Mystrade Thursday, which can be read here.

iraya still has commissions open, and the info can be found here, if anyone else is interested.  I plan on having this be the first in what I hope to be a few companion pieces for the story.  Cue excitement: rising.