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Send me any numbers
  • I will answer 100% honestly
  • 1. First and middle name
  • 2. Now many kids I want
  • 3. What I want to be when I grow up
  • 4. Favorite band
  • 5. Favorite artist
  • 6. What I need when I've had a bad day
  • 7. Last time I cried
  • 8. Last message I send
  • 9. Last person I talked to
  • 10. Last thing I ate
  • 11. Any pets?
  • 12. Favorite thing to do to relax
  • 13. Biggest accomplishment
  • 14. Favorite scent
  • 15. Height
  • 16. Three best tumblr friends
  • 17. Name of my best friend
  • 18. 1 confession
  • 19. Moms first name
  • 20. Ever smoked
  • 21. Ever done drugs
  • 22. Ever drank
  • 23. Favorite holiday
  • 24. Favorite color
  • 25. Favorite book
  • 26. Favorite song by (name a band or artist)
  • 27. Favorite junk food
  • 28. Favorite foreign food
  • 29. Ever self harmed?
  • 30. Any mental disabilities? (Ie. Depression, anxiety, etc)
  • 31. Any triggers?
  • 32. Favorite season?
  • 33. Favorite month
  • 34. Birthday?
  • 35. A passion of mine
  • 36. Wyr (send me one)
  • 37. Guilty pleasure
  • 38. Typical outfit?
  • 39. Ever had a boyfriend?
  • 40. When was my first kiss
  • 41. Am I a Virgin?
  • 42. Ever cheated on a test
  • 43. Ever been suspended
  • 44. Ever skipped school
  • 45. 1 thing I do in my spare time
  • 46. 3 turn offs
  • 47. 3 turn ons
  • 48. 3 pet peeves
  • 49. Last time I had a night mare?
  • 50. Any question you want

butherlipsarenotmoving  asked:

Hi, I'm new in LS's universe (I read everything related last year) and I've found your blog really interesting, you're doing a great job. So, here's my question: What do you think the typewriter means in the triptych? For a long time I thought it was a metaphor about Lemony, that it implied that he was kind of responsible of her death. But now I've realized that if the painter was Lemony's friend, he wouldn't have ever done that, because it would cause Lemony a lot of pain. What do you think?

 Good evening to you, @butherlipsarenotmoving!

If you have walked into a museum recently- whether you did so to attend an art exhibition in to escape from the police-you may have noticed a type of painting known as a triptych. A triptych has three panels, with something different painted on each of the panels. For instance, my friend Professor Reed made a trip-tych for me, and he painted fire on one panel, a typewriter on another, and the face of a beautiful, intelligent woman on the third. The triptych is entitled What Happened to Beatrice and I cannot look upon it without weeping.
I am a writer, and not a painter, but if I were to try and paint a triptych entitled The Baudelaire Orphans’ Miserable Experiences at Prufrock Prep, I would paint Mr. Remora on one panel, Mrs. Bass on another, and a box of staples on the third, and the results would make me so sad that between the Beatrice triptych and the Baudelaire triptych I would scarcely stop weeping all day.

[The Austere Academy, Chapter Four]

The arrangement of this triptych seems deliberately arcane so we can only presume of its symbolism. Several questions to consider:

  • Is this the fire which consumed the Baudelaire mansion? Or another place?
  • Is the typewriter meant to allude to Beatrice’s 200-pages break-up letter to Lemony, as mentioned in Chapter Two of “The Miserable Mill”? Or is this Lemony’s typewriter, with which he wrote the infamous review of Olaf’s play that caused so much trouble to their relationship and later his magnum opus about her children?
  • Is the woman Beatrice, her daughter Violet, or even Beatrice Jr (Lemony’s niece)?

Traditionally, triptychs were originally supposed to be read from left to right and from right to middle (with a bigger painting in the middle), and Brett Helquist seems to have followed this convention. According to the text, the box of staples is the third and final painting:

So the most straightforward answer I could come up with is that the triptych answers the question “What happened to Beatrice?” in reverse chronological order: we start from the Baudelaire fire, then move on to Beatrice’s break-up letters and Lemony’s scathing review of Olaf’s play, and finally to the beauty which drove Lemony and Bertrand to their feet.

{NaruSasu AU} The Demon and the Vampire, Part I

…let it be known that this is the second fic I’ve started against my will (*glares at letsusura*)

The Demon and the Vampire (working title)

It had taken him six months to track Sasuke down, and another six months to convince the Corps to sell him to Orochimaru as ‘private security’. Naruto had used up all the favours and influence he’d had to get himself sold. And so now, after more than a year, he was finally living under the same roof as his friend again. But to say that Sasuke hadn’t been happy to see him would be an understatement. They’d barely spoken since Naruto had arrived.

Naruto had watched him though, constantly, obsessively. He’d had plenty of contact with vampires, though it felt strange to be in the same room as them without them trying to kill him, or vice-versa; indeed, it was now his job to keep the dozen vamps in Orochimaru’s establishment safe. To keep Sasuke safe. At night during business hours he and the other guards manned the entrance, kept an eye on the salon and bar, and trawled the hallways, ready for problems. He’d already had to forcibly evict several troublesome clients.

On this night he was stationed in the plush, candle-lit salon, and he’d known even before any clients arrived that they were in for trouble. Sasuke was back on rotation, after more than two weeks “off duty”. There he was, lounging in the shadowy corner of the roped-off salon, wearing the same detached, disinterested expression he’d always had. 

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On the XY&Z Finale

So… XY&Z finally comes to an end…

In all honesty, especially all the hype and anticipation of the ending that I’d been giving it, I found myself worried that it wouldn’t meet my expectations.

How wrong I was.

This is pretty close to the perfect ending for this series as I could’ve hoped for, at least in my opinion. While I wish we had a bit more on the Bonnie-Ash and Clemont-Serena fronts, that seems to go hand in hand with the rest of the series lack of focus, but for all that, I’m thankful for the time spent on what we had, even giving Mairin and Alain a proper sendoff.

The flashbacks, while I know a few might critique the re-use of old footage in such an important episode, felt well placed. Each character got focus, had their most promiment, emotional, or stand-out moments given a last hurrah. It was a great way to help encapsulate the breadth of their journey in the time they had to show it, and it was certainly a fond look back for me.

We had all the pokemon saying their goodbyes. Chespin and Pancham, Sylveon and Bunnelby, Pikachu and Bunnelby, Hawlucha and Luxray, and so much more. Even at that point I was starting to feel emotional over it. And then we came to Bonnie and Dedenne, and as I’m told, Bonnie swearing to become a trainer, to earn a badge from Clemont, to compete against Serena in a showcase, and to even beat Ash and Pikachu one day. While I couldn’t understand most of it, the emotional sentiment was powerful enough to move me to tears, the first of many times in the episode.

And even though Bonnie is herself a child, she knows that this is all for the best, and even she’s growing up, and is helping to care for something akin to another child’s sorrow in the process: That of Dedenne. My darling lemon child is going to make a great trainer, and more, one day.

Then we came to Serena’s goodbye. And gosh, how much I love her in this, and the series as a whole. I’ll admit that early on in the series, I felt some form of discontentment about how long it was taking her to decide on a goal, but in retrospect, given the build-up, the expositions of the various facets of Showcases before they were even shown to exist, was actually fairly well done. And it was paired with her uncertainty, her wrestling with her path forward, and what that would actually come to be.

Fast-forward through the series. Her growing resolve, conviction, skills, and self-confidence, and we arrive at this final crucial moment. Her riding down that escalator…

Only to run back up and finally give that kiss that she’d probably been wanting to give him for a good part of their journey together. In my mind, that scene was so tastefully done. I know there are some wondering why it wasn’t shown on screen, but then I love that it’s left to our imagination. Because in fact, Serena probably could’ve only imagined what it felt like for the longest time, and then she got to know it first hand. Conversely, we knew about this desire, but then, we’re left to imagine the payoff. The inversion feels not only incredibly well executed, but doesn’t overglamourize the gesture itself.

This whole act isn’t just to show the intensity of Serena’s affection for Ash. This was to also contrast the growth of her courage and personality over the course of the series. The girl who went from being unable to hold his hand, to launching into a quick kiss of her own accord. I’m proud of Serena, and her development stands alongside that of characters like May and Dawn for me. She’s going places, and I for one would love to hear about her exploits in Hoenn and how she’ll continue to reach for her dreams with the new resolve she’s found.

And finally, we end where we started:

Ash versus Clemont.

A battle between Bunnelby and Pikachu is the perfect way to book-end the series. And while it may parallel the way they start, the battle’s progression is certainly no copy of their battles before. They bring all their new strategies, moves, and lessons learned to the table. They’re doing what they do best for each other: Driving each other to greater heights, to bring out their best, whether it be through planning, tactics, or instincts. They’re so engrossed in it, making it a final great farewell between the two of them, that they’re sweating from the intensity. Only these two share such a love of battle that they’ll make the meeting and farewell in this manner. We may not get to see all of it, but we know that regardless of who won, or who lost, they both gained something from their meeting and from their journey together.

Clemont’s emotional, if grateful, look as Ash’s plan flew off in the end only cemented that in his and my mind as Ash’s final moments in Kalos came to a close.

And with that, my family has parted. And now Ash is left with memories of a great journey, and so are we. Coupled with an iconic song for the series, we had a chance to relive them once again, and while I’ve been vocal of my misgivings of the ways that the writers, handled certain characters, relationships, and what have you, I can honestly say that I loved this series. And as the first series I’ve watched air live in my adulthood, I feel like it was fantastic, exciting, and invigorating. And further, this finale capped it off in a spectacular way.  Neither the series, nor the episode were perfect, nor will anything in the pokemon anime ever be, but I will carry fond memories of this series forward in my life, and I know that coming back to it, its characters, its battles, its journey, will help me through tough times ahead.

Thank you, Pokemon XY&Z, for a great three years that have allowed me to become a part of a fandom, a part of the fic-writers community, a part of the RP community, a part of a group of friends, and even now, a part of a relationship.

I will carry the memories onward in my heart with great fondness and appreciation, just like Serena, Clemont, Bonnie and Ash will.

Send me any numbers
  • I will answer 100% honestly
  • 1. First and middle name
  • 2. Now many kids I want
  • 3. What I want to be when I grow up
  • 4. Favorite band
  • 5. Favorite artist
  • 6. What I need when I've had a bad day
  • 7. Last time I cried
  • 8. Last message I send
  • 9. Last person I talked to
  • 10. Last thing I ate
  • 11. Any pets?
  • 12. Favorite thing to do to relax
  • 13. Biggest accomplishment
  • 14. Favorite scent
  • 15. Height
  • 16. Three best tumblr friends
  • 17. Name of my best friend
  • 18. 1 confession
  • 19. Moms first name
  • 20. Ever smoked
  • 21. Ever done drugs
  • 22. Ever drank
  • 23. Favorite holiday
  • 24. Favorite color
  • 25. Favorite book
  • 26. Favorite song by (name a band or artist)
  • 27. Favorite junk food
  • 28. Favorite foreign food
  • 29. Ever self harmed?
  • 30. Any mental disabilities? (Ie. Depression, anxiety, etc)
  • 31. Any triggers?
  • 32. Favorite season?
  • 33. Favorite month
  • 34. Birthday?
  • 35. A passion of mine
  • 36. Wyr (send me one)
  • 37. Guilty pleasure
  • 38. Typical outfit?
  • 39. Ever had a boyfriend?
  • 40. When was my first kiss
  • 41. Am I a Virgin?
  • 42. Ever cheated on a test
  • 43. Ever been suspended
  • 44. Ever skipped school
  • 45. 1 thing I do in my spare time
  • 46. 3 turn offs
  • 47. 3 turn ons
  • 48. 3 pet peeves
  • 49. Last time I had a night mare?
  • 50. Any question you want
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So! Mostly crummy cellphone pics because we left my camera in the hotel room Saturday morning, but these will have to do until I get the nice pics back!

I am overall VERY pleased with Anna. There is still a lot to do: The dark green pleats aren’t big enough, so I need to replace them. The embroidery on the back isn’t done yet, and I still need the lace. The crinoline I was using was only a placeholder, but it did NOT do the skirt justice, and I really can’t wait until the proper underskirt is made for this. But overall I was happy, felt pretty, and it was really well received*! I even got nice photos taken of me by three or four different photographers, as well as two videos!!! I’ve never been in a cosplay video before (I've made one but…) so now I feel like I’ve leveled up!

Also, major shoutout goes to my awesome awesome friends, new and old, who hung out this con. Jackie/Jayuna and Toast/Dytabytes were roomies and drive buddies and flash holders and such good friends, Hannibal there was a real hoot, and Gordan and Nikki (Herman and Newt1 above) were two of the coolest folks I’ve met at con in ages.

Plus, we played Channel A and Charades for hours. AWESOME THINGS YES.

(*I had half a dozen people actually asking to look at/fawn over the dress when they’d realized it was all hand embroidered. Was SO WORTH IT in the end!)

First pic by kawaii-kekki!

OMCP Characters As Things I've Done

because apparently that’s a meme we’re doing now

Bitty- Thinks anything below 75F is cold

Dex- Accidentally flipped someone off enthusiastically because I thought it was my friend

Chowder- Cried when I found a San Jose Sharks shirt at good will for three dollars

Holster- Screamed along to Whitney Houston at a party until I got a noise complaint from the cops

Lardo- Went to an ice skating themed birthday party and refused to skate

Jack- Pet a cat instead of interacting through the course of an entire dinner party

Ransom- Cried for three hours because I thought I failed my online class but I actually got a B+

Nursey- Voted best writer in the third grade, still talks about it

Shitty- Got third degree burns on the bottoms of my feet because I refused to put shoes on while walking across asphalt in the summer

Whiskey - Sprained my ankle doing the ‘Gangnam Style’ dance across a street

Kent- Listened to nothing but Britney Spears for two days straight. Also one time I dabbed while alone in my own home