Darkness falls upon the great Earth
Through the blood of dragons, a revival comes again 
Bound by the covenant of old
When the four dragons assemble
The sword and shield that protect the monarch shall awaken
And the red dragon shall return at dawn
—  Ik-Soo, 
Yona of the Dawn, volume 3 - official English release
782. Rowena Ravenclaw was a muggleborn born to a wealthy noble family. Her family often tried to stifle her natural creativity. Ravenclaw could read by the age of 3 and at 7, several neighboring witches saw her entertaining herself with magic. They trained her in secret. Rowena was to enter an arranged marriage with a man she didn't love. She apparated by accident on her way up the aisle. Upon arriving in London she met her lifelong friend, pureblood, Helga Hufflepuff.
Rebirth of Chen An: Chapter 21

What an unreasonable man; they only met once on a plane. Even if his habits remained the same as in his previous life, these trivial quirks shouldn’t have aroused Ivanov’s interest enough to investigate him.

Chen Zhang An’s death should have been good news to Ivanov. It is the removal of a powerful competitor after all.

‘I thought Chinese people are all very friendly and warm. Hey - hey, don’t go, long live the friendship between Russia and China!’ Following close behind Chen An, Ivanov started spouted strings of utter nonsense.

What an idiot.

Chen An couldn’t help but frown. How could a madman like Ivanov be his competitor?

‘How do you say in it Mandarin? We have a shared destiny! Hey, An, how about a drink?’ Ivanov didn’t seem ready to part with Chen An yet.

With Ivanov’s looks and wealth, he really didn’t need to follow behind a man whose looks are nothing exceptional.

Chen An felt a sudden bewilderment; Why is Ivanov following him? Is it just because he share a few similarities to ‘Chen Zhang An’?

But even more perplexing, why is he in the cruise bar drinking with Ivanov?

‘I haven’t introduced myself; I’m Ivanov.’

For a man with such striking looks, he would attract attention no matter where he goes. Ivanov reserved the entire bar the moment he stepped inside, his burly guards standing guard at the door entrance like stone guardians, scaring away all the other tourists who tried to enter the bar.

Without a word, Chen An picked up a glass and took a sip.

His indifferent demeanor gave Ivanov an odd feeling that he was trying to kick an iron plate. Jeering disdain flashed through his eyes as he lightly circled the rim of his wine glass with a slender finger. ‘As is the usual custom of making friends, aren’t you going to tell me your name?’

‘But you know that already, don’t you?’ Chen An replied languidly. He isn’t dumb enough to jump into hole Ivanov dug for him.

He couldn’t quite accustom himself to the strong alcohol. It seems like his sensitivity to alcohol has increased immensely since his rebirth, because in the past, not even a thousand shots could bring him down. In fact, he had once depended on this alcoholic capacity that is as vast as the sea to seal a deal with Ivanov’s father on the bar table.

Whether you are a man or woman, whether you are a child or a senior citizen, all Russians like to drink. Vodka in particular, is an integral part of their lives.

The glass of martini in his hands felt like a glass of poison; Chen An had a restless urge to finish it in a mouthful.

Could it be that after switching a physical body, his alcoholic tolerance had turned to shit?

‘Don’t be a girl, An. Drink it all.’ Ivanov smiled as he raised his emptied glass in his hand, his words successfully provoking Chen An.

Though Chen An appear to be in his thirties, but his soul is that of a man over forty years old. He didn’t enjoy being looked down by someone so much younger than him one single bit.

Especially when he was a champion drinker in the past.

Chen An then did an action that he regretted to the bottom of his soul. He raised the glass of martini and downed it completely.

Translator’s notes:
*Although An is Chen An’s given name (with Chen being his family name), but typically with Chinese names that has only 2 characters, people will address them with their full name as oppose to only their given name. To do otherwise, would be informal, almost like a pet name. So, for a stranger who you technically only met once to call you ‘An’, it is a little creepy.

at this rate im 99% sure i’m never gonna figure shit out for sure like??? am i pan??? bc maybe that’s it but i just have a huge preference for girls. or am i more gay??? like what if it’s just all compulsive hetero shit and lbr whens the last time y’all have heard me talk about liking boys that are actually real and stuff lol. but then it’s like??? what if i’m aro??? i lowkey hate love and maybe i just feel pressure to actually romantically like people bc society but then its like??? wait??? what if i’m not even wlw??? i’m nb and fuck what if i’m just kidding myself and i’m not girl enough to fit and aaaahhhh who even knows


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In this language, you are fluent in not holding back.
Under all of this skin, you are war and mountains and
taking the sky out with a punch. Soon,
all the blues will go black,

the titanic sun will tremble
in its eggshell sky and
like a light-switch, it will redden
and sink down into its rabbit hole.

So, burn bright, golden girl.
This is all yours. These hands,
tender and strong,
like tiny buttons holding
a sea together when
pain falls like rain.

It is in your blood to shine,
to come out of this breaking
bright and burning and 

—  astagesetforcatastrophe, burn bright

anonymous asked:

Can you give me some of your positivity for Captain Swan? I've been a bit cautious about them having a happy ending if the show gets another season and Jen isn't on it or if the reboot changes their entire relationship.

I’m a bit worried tbh, but I try to look at it on the bright side. I perfectly know that we all fear what they’re planning for this possible season 7, because they’re a&e and honestly they screwed up a lot of times. But remember that OUAT is a show about hope, and ruining Emma’s happy ending, the main character’s happy ending, or making her or her loved ones die is the complete opposite of the message that the show wants to give us. And regarding season 7 we have no real info or confirmation. All we know is that they want to give the show a new direction, but this doesn’t mean that certain actors are leaving or that it’ll be a complete different storyline with only new characters and no classic main characters. Also, I remember that Jen said she was open to another season, so I don’t see her leaving OUAT tbh. Captain Swan faced a lot of obstacles and always figured out how to be together, so I’m 100% positive that in the end they’ll get what they really deserve: a happy ending. No reset can change what they have, no reboot can erase what they’ve slowly built in 5 seasons. Their relationship will never change, no matter how complicated things can get. So, anon, I say that we try to focus on what we have at the moment: an entire half season waiting for us, an engagement, a wedding. If we worry too much about the future, we will not enjoy what we’re given in the present.

anonymous asked:

Sometimes I think that when Oswald asked Ed if he was kidnapped and Ed said something like, "not unless you can kidnap yourself," he was inadvertently saying that dark Ed had taken over and not so dark Ed was locked away somewhere aka kidnapped in his mind. Like, I'm def reading into it too much but it works.

That’s a nice thought

…and I don’t think the moment-
after your lips met with mine 
and we paused and looked into each others’ eyes for what seemed like all of eternity in one moment-
I don’t think that moment could ever be replicated
not in my dreams,
nor in any fantasies….
It was as though everything I have ever known was disconnected, 
but somehow, simultaneously, suddenly connected clearer and better than I’ve ever known.
—  kissing you is a paradox
Klance Week Day 6: Hero/Villain

(I regret nothing. Also, today’s offering features a lovely cameo by @amalgamoffaces and @88madison88! Huge thank you to both of you for allowing me to use you as characters!

Disclaimer: The opinions and ships of the cameo characters depicted in this fic probably do not reflect the opinions and ships of the actual real-life people. I have no idea if you guys have ever even watched the show in question. But your fic counterparts have and your fic counterparts ship the thing. So MUAHAHAHAHA

Enjoy! :D)

“Oh come on, it can’t be that bad,” Lance grumbled. He had been standing outside the bathroom stall for what felt like thirty minutes, though it was probably closer to five. Either way, it was taking forever. He was bored.

“It keeps riding up!” Keith snarled, his voice echoing strangely off of the bathroom’s tiled walls. “I told you it was too small!”

“It’s supposed to do that,” Lance insisted with a gusty sigh. “Pidge does not make mistakes when it comes to cosplay. She’s a perfectionist. If she tells you it fits, it fits. Now just hurry up and come out of there already!”

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The Power of Mabel

Day 5: Missed Moments

I will forever mourn the fact that we never got to have a boxing episode wherein Stan teaches Mabel how to box (I’d like to imagine the episode would be titled either “Raging Ma-Bull” or “Million Dollar Mabel”. Can’t quite decide…)

Not sure what the plot would be but here are some general ideas for a plot: 

  • It’s time for the Gravity Falls’ Semi-Annual Children’s boxing match (for charity purposes, of course)! Stan used to enter Soos into the boxing match to give the Shack some free publicity but 1) Soos no longer legally qualifies as a kid and 2) ever since Soos saw “The Karate Dude”, he’s lost a bit of interest in boxing (he hopes to get his brown belt next fall!)
  • Looking for a replacement, Stan decides to train Mabel in the basics of boxing. After all, he saw her in action against the zombies and knows she can handle herself in a fight.
  • All Mabel knows about boxing comes from the movie Stony IV staring the Norse Horse himself, Stony van Bobkinson (Mabel only originally watched it because that Russian boxer was quite the looker and it had a cute robot friend!) So her understanding of boxing is limited to “a 3-minute inspirational montage will make me the best in my sport and also stop communism!”
  • Stan comes up with a plan, though. If he lugs around a big boombox and follows Mabel, then she’ll stay motivated and be an expert in no time. So for the next week, no matter where they go or what they’re doing (training, eating at a diner, scrapbooking current events), Stan and Mabel hang out together with inspirational eighties songs in the background.

And I have no idea where the plot goes from there; I just really wanted to see Mabel and her Grunkle Stan bond over boxing and goofy dated sports movie from the 80’s!

When Justice League comes out I better not see one damn article talking about “despite Snyder’s best efforts” or “thanks to the efforts of Affleck and Johns” or anything remotely like that. It doesn’t work that way: if you wanted to point fingers at Snyder for “messing up” BvS, you will also point that finger at him when he does something you like. Do not reassign praise just because you don’t want to give credit where it’s due. If you end up hating the movie, feel free to blame Snyder. But if you end up loving it, don’t be a hypocrite and praise everybody but him.

Embarrassed, lovely Ryan, confused by Gavin’s easy affections.


“Laurent had appeared beneath an archway. Damen’s breath left him in a rush as he took him in: Laurent stood beneath the smooth white stone, the tangle of vines and wisteria matching the laurel that was balanced delicately atop his head, the rich green leaves gold-tipped. His hair was woven into a long braid that went diagonally across the back of his head and ended resting over his bare left shoulder, elegant as spun gold. He wore a white chiton with gold embroidery that resembled Damen’s, neither garment more elaborate than the other, though Laurent’s had a long overfold that flowed from the clasp of royal vermilion at his shoulder down to the backs of his knees. The soft twilight made him breathtaking, his pale limbs bare.

When Damen met his gaze, Laurent smiled, a genuine, joyful expression, nothing repressed or held back, and Damen’s heart moved in his chest. Laurent’s blue eyes were shining and looked nowhere but at him. Damen felt a little stunned.

Laurent came to stand before him and Damen thought, he will always be mine. Laurent’s smile had softened, the expression startlingly gentle, and his hands came up to cup Damen’s cheeks, thumbs brushing away the wetness there. If not for the emotion in his chest, Damen might’ve flushed. He hadn’t noticed that tears had come.”

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