Shelie? She doesn’t lie when she says this gift to you, it’s really a blessing to us all. Happy Dralentine’s, @shelielaff!
Our gifter says:
“Hey, giftee! I’m so excited to be back for another round of Dralentine’s Day! I hope you like firstie antics and Draco blushes just as much as I do! Also, big thanks to our wonderful mods!”
For The Slytherin Within - After watching the new Slytherin first-years be met with scorn during their Sorting, Harry takes a stand and re-Sorts himself into Slytherin to prove there’s no shame in being a snake. Along the way, he befriends the first-years who make it their personal mission to help him find love on Valentine’s Day. 8k.
no smut, does contain a description of some injuries sustained after a beating, but no descriptions of the event. Also bad poetry.
Sooooo I got to see the midnight premier of IT. It was definitely a good movie and TONS of improvements from the original.
And guess what my AU brain is deciding to do? So, what do you guys say? Barrio babs getting the shit scared out of them and fighting off a killer clown? (Don’t worry none of them die…at least in the childhood portion that I know of…)
The li’l hero watches through the window as the rain clashes down mercilessly against any thing that meets during its fall : the grass, his neighbour’s roof, Pooch’s house in the yard — descending from the grey clouds at indeterminable speed. Ness bounces on his feet out of excitement, eager to go outside and jump in the puddles or in the mud. He can also order the clouds to throw some thunders : he can do that.
JACINTA MARTO OF FATIMA (March 11, 1910–February 20, 1920)
Jacinta was born on 11th March, 1910, the younger sister of Francisco and cousin to Lucia. Unlike her brother, she saw Our Lady during all six Apparitions, though she did not always hear what was being said to Lucia. A sensitive child, she cried bitterly at the age of five when she heard the Passion being read out, resolving not to make Our Lord suffer any more. She came under the spell of Lucia early on, regarding her more as an elder sister than a cousin. Her father, popularly known as Ti Marto, described Jacinta as the sweetest of his children. She called the moon ‘Our Lady’s Lamp.’
She had her faults, however, one of which was a tendency to sulk. During the first Apparition in May, 1917, Jacinta kept shyly in the background, but asked, charmingly, whether they should offer the Lady some of the bread and cheese they had brought for their lunch. Afterwards, Lucia insisted she should tell no one what they had seen. Jacinta vowed that she wouldn’t say a word, but later, when her parents returned from the market she rushed out exclaiming: ‘Oh, Mother! I saw Our Lady today!’ Over supper she related her story to the whole family. Her mother laughed but her father believed her, and Francisco supported her story, though he had neither seen nor heard anything.
Word spread quickly and Lucia’s mother, Maria Rosa, quizzed her fiercely. Since the parish priest refused to believe the children’s story, poor Lucia received a thrashing for telling lies. Jacinta got the blame for breaking her promise to stay quiet. Asked later why Our Lady never spoke to Jacinta, Lucia replied: ‘Because Jacinta’s tongue is tied. If she spoke, Our Lady would speak to her.’ Jacinta would smile shyly but never attempt to speak to the vision.
After interviewing the children the parish priest suggested they might be the victims of a trick by the Devil. Lucia was terrified, though Jacinta assured her the Devil was ugly and lived underground in Hell. When Lucia, worried by all the pressure, suggested telling everyone she had lied, Jacinta and Francisco told her indignantly that that would be a lie.
On 13th August, The Administrator, Santos, ‘kidnapped’ the children to prevent them going to Cova da Iria for the next Apparition, and threatened them with a cauldron of boiling oil. Jacinta cried bitterly, not at the thought of dying, but because she would never see her mother again. It may well be that she and Francisco connected the death threats with Our Lady’s promise to come soon to take them to heaven. A guard told them they could only save themselves by revealing the Secret. Jacinta trembled with fright but refused to speak and was marched off. Francisco was next, but when it was her turn Lucia found her two cousins alive and unharmed. Eventually, they were returned to the presbytery at Fatima.
On Sunday, 19th August, the children witnessed their fourth Apparition. Interestingly, Jacinta was late joining the other two and the Lady waited until the very moment she arrived before appearing. A neighbour commented to Ti Marto that Our Lady obviously had a special regard for his daughter.
After they had been taken ill during the Spanish Influenza epidemic in October, 1918, Jacinta told her cousin that Our Lady had come and said she would fetch Francisco very soon, that Jacinta herself would go to two hospitals and be alone. Lucia relates in her memoirs how her little cousin said she never tired of telling Our Lord and Our Lady how much she loved them. ‘I have a fire in my chest but it doesn’t burn me.’ She was obsessed by the thought of Hell and saving sinners.
Jacinta went on to develop pneumonia and then tuberculosis. A purulent abscess in her side caused her great agony. She was taken to the hospital in Vila Nova de Ourem. Although she hated being separated from Lucia she welcomed the opportunity it gave her to offer up her suffering as a sacrifice. After two months she was no better and returned home. A local priest advised her to say her prayers in bed, since she fell over whenever she got up to say them. Later she was taken to Lisbon, but as there were no beds available in the hospital she ended up in a kind of orphanage. She was happy there since she was able to receive Communion every day.
On 2nd February, Jacinta was finally admitted to the Estfania hospital where she was lonely and unhappy. On 10th February two of her ribs were removed under local anaesthetic. Although the daily dressing of the wound caused her agony she never complained. She told the lady in charge of the orphanage when she visited her that Our Lady had appeared and promised to fetch her soon and that her pain would stop. It did. On the evening of 20th February, 1920, she asked to receive the Last Rites. A priest heard her confession and promised to bring her Communion next morning, but Jacinta died peacefully that night. Alone. She was almost eleven.
Visitors who saw Jacinta in her open coffin exclaimed that she seemed to be alive, with the loveliest colour. The unpleasant odour due to her illness was replaced by ‘a fragrance as of the most delicious flowers’.
When Jacinta’s coffin was opened on 12th September, 1935, during its removal to a tomb especially built at Fatima, her face was seen to be perfectly incorrupt. Her relics and those of Francisco lie in the Basilica at Fatima, with the simple inscription: “Here lie the mortal remains of Francisco and Jacinta to whom Our Lady appeared.”
Jacinta and her brother Francisco were beatified, that is to say, declared ‘Blessed’, by Pope John Paul II on 13th May, 2000 at Fatima.
Our development contest has come to an end. Thank you all so much for participating! We were honestly in awe of all the fantastic submissions we’ve seen around the tag. Like, 82 submissions in total?! That’s crazy! But crazy in the best way!!
Congratulations to our winners, @ohnvie, @abracadabbins & @dscherbatskys! Feel free to send us a message with a face you’d like to reserve! But, because we were so fond of everything, we want to reward everyone that participated with an (additional, for our actual winners) reserve! If you’ve posted a submission for our development contest, you are welcome to claim one reserve as well! (To clarify, our winners get to reserve two faces!) Be sure to check our reserves page to see which faces are already taken.
We are also happy to announce our opening date! Get ready! Because on the 22nd of September, Nightlands will launch and open its doors! We hope you’re all as stoked as we are! <3
If you're a Broadway fan, I'd like you to read this
Ok so as we all know, Great Comet will be closing September 3rd of this year. Mostly everyone (with the exception of some people who don’t really prefer great comet) are deeply saddened by this announcement, including myself. With everything that’s happened with Oak and the show over the last few months, I bet we’re all a bit mad too. I’ve even seen petitions to try and save the show. However, I’m not focusing on Great Comet in this post. I’m focusing on another musical that is also closing, Bandstand. I hardly see anyone talking about Bandstand, which had its opening night on April 26th of this year, and will be closing September 17th of this year. This show has only been on Broadway for just shy of five months. Five. Months. Not even half a year. And no one seems to be talking about that??¿ Great Comet opened November 14th of 2016. About two months shy of a year. Bandstand is an incredible musical. A tony award winning musical. It deals with war veterans with PTSD and survivors guilt and how they cope through music and friendship and family. I can’t even explain how beautiful the songs and music are. The musical is so amazing in so many ways, in my opinion, just as great as Great Comet. Laura Osnes and Corey Cott do a phenomenal job as the leads. Their voices are beautiful, as well as the rest of the cast. The orchestrations, costumes, sets, songs, everything is so amazing yet it gets just shy of five months to show the musical community what it’s worth. I’m not saying it’s better than Great Comet or anything or that Great Comet doesn’t deserve all the love it’s getting and all, but please, if you’re fighting for Great Comet to stay on Broadway, please join some of the fight for Bandstand. Barely five months is SO not enough time for a musical to run when the actors and actresses and crew work so hard to put it on. I’m trying to do everything I can by spreading love for Bandstand to show people what it’s worth. If you can, between now and September, go see it! It’s so worth it! I’m fighting for Great Comet as much as the next guy, but I’m also in this for musicals who get even less time. I understand Great Comet might not be closing just because of time and how long it’s ran, and If you don’t like Bandstand that’s fine, But don’t send hate my way just because I’d like it to have more time as well. Reblog this, spread the word, because not many are hearing it. Thank you.
A zoom in on my commission sheet! (so Its easier to see) I am currently open for September- I accept paypal! :D
Digital Artwork Prices are:
20$ = for a Quick Digital Sketch 35$ = Colored Digital Sketch 45$ = SFW Digital Themed Pinup 70$ = Full Digital Painting of one character without background (not shown in sheet) 100$+ = Full Digital Painting with background
Traditional Prices are: (these pieces will be +3$ extra for shipping)
35$ Detailed Pencil Sketch 40$ Detailed Shaded Pencil Sketch 35$ Basic Badge 35$ Beast Badge 40$ Feather Badge 45$ Full Body Badge 65$+ = 5x7 Traditional Watercolor Painting
150$+ = 8x10 Traditional Watercolor Painting
I’ll also draw fandom stuff, humans, monsters and light nudity (nothing too explicit though! and you must be 18 to commission any kind of nudity)
If you’re interested, email me at email@example.com
Western opened its doors on September 6, 1899 and its enrollment rapidly passed expectations. New faculty were hired immediately and very quickly a second wing was added (1902) to accommodate the growing needs of the new teacher training institute.
The Scorch Trials; was released on September 18, 2015 in the United States by 20th Century Fox. The teen dystopian franchise continues to play rough, and now even rougher, with satisfying results,
some critics considered it to be an improvement over its predecessor, highlighting its action sequences and performances.
The film was a commercial success grossing $30.3 million on its opening weekend, making it the ninth-highest grossing debut in September. The film went to the number one spot at the box office during its opening weekend.
As of January 4, 2016, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials has grossed $81.6 million in North America and $230.6 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $312 million, against a budget of $61 million.