i feel like making something white and dull though i have enough of vibrancy


For emeraldwit who prompted “Colour”


Graves does not see the world around the way other people do. Other people will take in the world with its brightness, its vibrancy and colours. For Graves, however, the world is black and white and those shades of grey in between. Instead of blue, the sky will be a broad plain of grey, with misty puffs of white making up the clouds. Occasionally, though, there will be rare splashes of vibrancy like the gold of his mother’s wedding ring, the faint streak of colours made by a rainbow in the sky or the rich red of a rose. They contrast the grey surrounding Graves beautifully, like the beam of a lighthouse breaking through a foggy mist. But it doesn’t last long. It’ll last a minute or two before it fades back into that dull black and white image. Graves cherishes these brief flashes of colours as much as he can, trying to commit each colour to memory.

Monochromatia, the mediwitches and wizards say. It’s a rare magical condition found in the people in the Graves family. There’s no cure for it. It’s a harmless condition that deprives whoever is suffering it of colour. It shouldn’t be too much of a hindrance to Graves. He’ll just need labels and the sort to help him out.

Through his life, Graves find himself cursing his monochromatism and others who take for granted the colours they can see. It’s part of the reason he’s so stern and bossy most of the time. This little mistake of genetics singling him out from others.

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anonymous asked:

cristine! hi! can you show me how you got your black and white gifs so creamy! i mean that like in a good way lol, like my black and white makes my coloring look dull but ur gifs still look HD and light gray! can you tell me how you get that affect?

yooooo thanks! tbh all i wanna do is bw now, like i have no interest in color anymore omg but anyway. what you should also know is that, like everything i seem to color now, is done individually by the scene. i no longer use psds(havent for a while tbh) or have a base coloring(though i basically have a certain order of how I color things). so how I color something may not be the same as how you color a scene. moving on :)

this also may look ugly af on my blog bc it automatically stretches gifs+caps to 500px and these gifs are 245px. So you could always right click and open the gif/pic into a new tab so you could see how its suppose to look.

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shadows settle on the place you left

- I hear your voice on the wind, darling; it is always calling me back to home, back to love, back to you. 

summary: it is when Blake stands in the smoking ruins of a place she once called home that she realizes what is absent: all the warmth of a fire she once knew is burnt away to ashes, and the cold that settles over her now will never give her absolution.

two months post finale. 


AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6026707

a/n - Comments and reblogs are, as always, very appreciated. <3

pt. i, Blake. 

Blake finds herself standing, shivering, amidst drifts of snow, the gentle downward falling of flakes dusting her hair to white. She never thought she would find herself here, and circumventing it was only a matter of time. But she has chosen to come. To face her past once more.

The house in question is small, a thatched roof peaking above warm wooden walls. Patch is a wooded island, and so she’s not surprised to see that it’s hewn roughly from oak logs. The windows glow like eyes of coal, very stark against the coldness of the snow around her.

Blake knows that there’s still time enough to turn back, to disappear like a shadow into the trees. But this is something she must do, or she thinks she might die from the pain and the unknowing.

She knocks on the door once.

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