The Blakes are both nerds, Lincoln is too pure, Monty has to deal with Octavia & Lincoln’s awkwardness, Raven goes to the infirmary a little too often, Clarke & Lexa are gross in every universes, and the Gryffindor’s 7th year class might be the worst that Hogwarts has ever seen.
Other students existing in this AU: Maya, Murphy, Emori. Edit: cute tiny second year Aden.
You only have a soulmate if your parents were soulmates. Because of this, very few people have soulmates (and it’s still difficult to find them even if you know they’re out there).
Not having a soulmate or being with someone who isn’t your soulmate doesn’t mean you can’t find happiness and lifelong love. You can be satisfied and happy with a non-soulmate, so people don’t really care all that much in the long run.
Sherlock’s parents are, no question, soulmates, so Sherlock knows there’s someone out there perfect for him. He has no real interest in finding them (though he is slightly curious). John’s parents are, no question, NOT soulmates.
So, Sherlock has a soulmate, but John doesn’t. It least John shouldn’t. So why is it that upon meeting in the lab at Bart’s, they are both filled with an overwhelming warmth and clarity that is said to only accompany meeting your soulmate?
There are legends of someone not born of a soulmate union having a soulmate, and their love is said to be stronger and more powerful than any other. But there hadn’t been a reported one in centuries, it was just a myth, right?
I’m having technical difficulties with my computer screen not working so I’m unable to do any digital art (including commissions and the last giveaway prize) until I get it sorted out. That should hopefully be sometime later this week but yeah, just a heads up
I just won’t be on Tumblr much in that time in general cuz I don’t like mobile
Query: Do we ever see ancient elven writing? That is, “letters or characters that serve as visible signs of ideas, words, or symbols”. We see runes, which you interact with by having, essentially, visions, complete with feelings. We see ‘books’, which appear to be similar, and are also described as memories (with a question mark, as if description were confusing or difficult because of an unfamiliar concept). But do we see anything (whether we’re able to read it or not) which appears to explicitly be symbolic, non-magical ancient elven text?
Buckle up, kids. 'Bout to drop some history on you
Not to ruin everyone’s good time of loving Lafayette and Hamilton and all that (and trust me I LOVE that “Hamilton” brought Lafayette back into the American consciousness), but I just want to let you know (since most of you never heard of Lafayette before the musical) some of the greater history surrounding America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman. Firstly, a big thing that the musical glazed over (and unless you know the history you don’t realize the significance of) is Hamilton pushing for US neutrality during the French Revolution and Washington supporting it (Cabinet Battle #2), this was a HUGE betrayal of Lafayette who was counting on US aide to help him guide France through their revolution safely. The US effectively turning their back on him nearly got Lafayette and his wife (yes, he was actually married before the Revolutionary War) and children (yes he had kids) murdered during the Reign of Terror in France. It DID result in Lafayette having to flee France, getting captured at the border and spending the next 8 YEARS ROTTING IN AN AUSTRIAN PRISON as the whipping boy for the Austrian Emperor to take out his fury at his sister, Marie Antoinette’s murder on.
The US did find a loophole allowing Lafayette to be paid for his service during the war, allowed him and his wife (who was imprisoned in France) to have a few privileges in their captivity (like not being murdered or raped) but it was the bare minimum of what they COULD have done. Eventually his wife and daughters were released from prison in France and allowed to join Lafayette in prison in Austria, while his son Georges Washington de Lafayette (yes he named his son after GW) had been successfully smuggled to America during the Reign of Terror, where he stayed with his namesake.
Another not known fact is that Angelica Schuyler Church (yes that Angelica) and her husband actually attempted to help Lafayette escape from captivity in the years before his family joined him, but it was botched and he was recaptured.
Eventually Lafayette and family were freed when President Jefferson and his allies, as well as Lafayette’s allies in France and Britain, made their influence known to Napoleon Bonaparte who negotiated with Austria and secured the Lafayettes’ release.
Oh, and Lafayette’s name was actually Gilbert du Motier (there’s way more names to this but Gilbert would have been the functional first name), but everyone just referred to him by his title: Marquis de Lafayette, or later just Lafayette. (Like in Downtown Abbey where they were the Crowley family but the title was Earl/Countess/Lady Grantham).
So raise a glass to the man who gave America its freedom. Here’s to you, Gil!