My favourite quotes from George Washington getting stressed over Georges Washington de Lafayette: A trilogy
(For context: At this time Washington could not offer sanctuary to Georges publically when he had arrived in America as it would run the risk of causing political friction - Lafayette was seen as a traitor to the French Revolution, and by accepting his son to stay with him, Washington would damage his neutral standing. So, instead, Georges stayed with the Hamiltons for the time being).
“Did my letter to young Fayette (under cover to you) get to hand in time to be presented to him, at the interview you had with him? My desire of seeing, and assuring him from my own mouth, of my fixed determination to be his friend & supporter, is such, that I hardly know how to reconcile to my feeling, the denial of permitting him to come hither for a few moments to receive it. But supposing that whatsoever you decide on will be for the best, I shall acquiesce therein.”
-To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, 28 November 1795
“Have you seen or heard more of young Fayette since you last wrote to me on that subject? Where did he go to? Did you deliver him the letter I sent under cover to you for him? His case gives me pain, and I do not know how to get relieved from it. His sensibility I fear is hurt, by his not acknowledging the receipt of my letter to him; and yet, if considerations of a higher nature are opposed to a more uncovert countenance, it must be submitted to. If he wants money, I am ready to furnish it.”
-To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, 22 December 1795
Ft Alexander Hamilton:
“Young La Fayette appears melancholy and has grown thin. A letter lately received from his mother which speaks of something which she wishes him to mention to you (as I learn from his preceptor) has quickened his sensibility and increased his regret. If I am satisfied that the present state of things is likely to occasion a durable gloom, endangering the health & in some sort the mind of the young man, I shall conclude, on the strength of former permission, to send him to you for a short visit—the rather as upon repeated reflection I am not able to convince myself that there is any real inconvenience in the step and as there are certainly delicate opposite sides. But it will be my endeavour to make him content to remain away.”
-From Alexander Hamilton to George Washington, 24 December 1795
“My mind being continually uneasy on Acct. of Young Fayette, I cannot but wish (if this letter should reach you in time, and no reasons stronger than what have occurred against it) that you would request him, and his Tuter, to come on to this place on a visit; without avowing, or making a mystery of the object—Leaving the rest to some after decision”
-To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington, 13 February 1796
Fragmentary colossal marble head of a youth Greek, Hellenistic period, 2nd century B.C. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Although this extraordinary head has long been known, its function and importance have only recently been understood. The youth, with long curling locks and a brooding expression, was originally part of a draped bust set into a marble roundel almost four feet in diameter. It is probably among the earliest known sculptures of this type (imagines clipeatae) in marble and over life-size in scale. It would have been one of several that adorned the walls of a particular grand space in the gymnasium of ancient Pergamon. He may represent a young god or possibly Alexander the Great. Even in its damaged condition, the head exemplifies the combination of sensitivity and presence characteristic of the finest Hellenistic Pergamene sculpture.
<b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>yuri on ice:</b> *has skaters easily do 4 quads or more perfectly*<p/><b>skaters/skating fans:</b> while that is great to watch and all, it's not very likely or humanly possible haha<p/><b>nathan chen:</b> *lands 5 quads in his free skate* you were saying?<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>
So My friend is a karamel shipper and this happened.
hey...Supergirl is back, have u watched the latest episode?
*acts normal* yeah *shrugs shoulders*
Little Mon el scenes... but he was so cute...
A lot of Lena scenes... that's what matters...
Yeah! You know what... I'm starting to really dig her... actually i love her....
did you see the last scene?
you mean the show making her look like she's turning evil?
no not that! The couch scene with Kara!!!
that was so sweet... shit I was such a mess... and they did that?!
wait i thought you like her with Mon El?
yeah but it's like the show is building lena and kara to something... i don't know... I mean...
you mean what? *dropped the book i was reading*
what if the show pulled off the korrasami in nickelodeon? I mean it's possible melissa and the one who plays lena... have great chemistry...and that would be ground breaking.... a luthor and a super? Awesome thought right?
*dying inside* I'm really glad I'm friends with you...
Omg what is merman!Taehyung kept trying to convince "Y/N" that he'd fit in their bathtub because he wanted to see them more often
“taehyung, no, it’s not going to work! it’s not enough!”
“you haven’t even tried it yet!” he huffs, poking at your ankle. you snort and flick your foot, enough to sprinkle water across his face and he rolls his eyes, shaking it off before rolling his eyes at you, “real mature, y/n,”
“coming from the person who asks if it’s possible for you to live in my bathtub. yeah, i’m real mature,”
“but-! i just want to be closer to you…” he whines, swaying his body from left to right, all over again until he’s clinging onto your leg, pressing his cheek to your skin, “don’t you want me to be with you all the time? imagine if i lived in your bathroom,”
“okay, first off, no. how will i have privacy in my bathroom?!”
“you don’t need to! we can know everything about each other!”
sighing, you shift off the rock, feet slowly submerging into the water and taehyung swims back so he can catch you as you fall in. he holds onto you automatically. his hands fall over your waist, drawing you near as you float with the water, the buoyancy keeping you up as well as taehyung’s grip. when you’ve settled nicely, along with adjusting to the temperature, your hands frame his cheeks, leaning in close to kiss his nose, something he finds he likes that he never knew until he met you and you did it to him once before, “you being here is enough for me. and i will always come here for you. have you really thought how it would be like if you constrained yourself in my bathtub? how are you going to swim around properly?”
he opens his mouth to speak, only to realize that… oh shit…
“exactly, you didn’t think of that, did you?”
letting out a deep breath, he shakes his head and proceeds to gaze down, but you lift it back up so he looks at you, “hey, us being in love with each other, doesn’t mean you need to change your lifestyle completely. we’re supposed to compliment each other. not you needing to move from an ocean to a bathtub,”
taehyung sulks, drawing himself closer, pressing his face in your neck as he rasps, “sometimes… i wish you were a mermaid…”
“i do too, taehyung,” you whisper, brushing your hands through his hair, holding him close, “and i would if i was ready but… i’m not ready for that yet…”
“i know,” taehyung murmurs, his chest rumbling against your own as he speaks, all calm and innocent thoughts as he speaks, “i know…”
“but one day, taehyung-ah,” you breathe, the words of what sincerity is, the commitment of love speaks through and taehyung looks at you as you say them, “one day i’ll be ready to be in your world entirely and i’ll swim with you forever,”
“you promise?” taehyung holds up his pinky, his eyes brown and filled with warmth and devotion of a merman, man that’s deeply infatuated with you despite being in different worlds. smiling and reaching up with the same finger, you interlock them and you can see the world in taehyung’s eyes, “promise.”
Don’t spend paragraphs/pages on a character’s thought process. Focus on dialogue, action, and emotions. Let the reader infer the rest. Communicate your ideas clearly, concisely, and in a way that holds the reader’s interest.
2) Get rid of “had” and “have” whenever you can while still making sense.
“She had died” vs. “She died,” “He had read a book about it” vs. “He read a book about it.” See the difference? The word “had” contributes nothing but clutter.
“I have had this dream before” vs. “I had this dream before.” Same thing- usually, when you use ‘have’ and ‘had’ side by side, you can delete the ‘have’ and still make sense.
Use either past tense or present tense. Present perfect tense contributes nothing. It’s confusing, irritating when overused, and unnecessary.
3) Use character names and pronouns.
Try to avoid shit like “the taller man” or “the brunette.” Unless a character hasn’t been introduced yet, the reader will know who you’re referring to by name. There’s usually no need to allude to people’s identity via physical traits. Try to keep it to a minimum.
4) Well-constructed characters either have more flaws than virtues, or an equal balance of both. This leaves plenty of room for growth.
5) Plot is secondary to character development. Plot exists solely to feed character development and dynamic relationships.
Stories are about people. Make sure your characters are more interesting than the plot, and your story will write itself.
6) Explain as little as possible while still making sense.
Readers often come up with theories that are better than anything you can conceive. Be mysterious. Keep them wanting more. BUT-
7) Don’t repeat the same question and refuse to answer it.
Ask it three times, tops, before either answering it or dropping it entirely. (Calling out Lemony Snicket and J.K. Rowling for dragging that shit out. Except they kind of did it well).
Don’t lead people on unless you have something AMAZING on the end of that hook.
8) Ask yourself, “would I be interested in this information?”
Would you want to read three paragraphs describing someone’s outfit (*cough* George R.R. Martin *cough*)?
Do you care to hear about the shape, structure, and composition of a Very Nice Castle™?
Is it fun to hear about Protagonist waking up, brushing her teeth, looking in the mirror, and describing her own reflection?
Bruh, if anyone irl came at you with this BS, you would tune them out in a second. Don’t bore your readers unless you ABSOLUTELY have to with CRUCIAL information that comes in handy later.
9) Write what you want. Fuck rules. Fuck this post. Fuck what anyone else says. Listen to yourself. Make something crazy and new. Stop trying to be like other people.
Be bold, selfish, and unapologetic. Always write for yourself.
Where I recently watched “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” and saw Clexa everywhere! So I quickly made a note to draw it and here is the result.
Clarke is on an expedition to find the lost city of Atlantis and she eventually finds it. Lexa helps Clarke when the bridge Clarke’s team is crossing collapses. She takes off her mask and both Clarke and Lexa fall instantly.
how to carry your dragoon (who will eventually just accept it and let you do so)
I drew this before 3.3 because I was fully convinced we were never going to get aymeric carrying estinien in canon yet here we are, canon happened, the thing happened (this picture set was also @hyth-ffxiv‘s idea blame them)
aymeric is very strong. very strong arms. I approve greatly.
youre so unthankful for your followers on here and the asks you get wait until the day youre irrelevant and no one cares abt your blog youll miss getting 100 messages/day. you lit complain abt ppl giving u attention. ppl go out of their way to send you well thought out asks and you still only answer like 30%? we will get tired of you only answering witty asks that make you sound funny. i wonder how it feels having everyone's saying this behind ur back and hoping you'll finally get wht u deserve
oh don’t worry i get loads of what i deserve in real life
So let's say Hinata kind of has parallels with the Little Giant. Who's his setter, though?
Just a random setter.
Eh? You can't just—
Kageyama is counted as Hinata's strengths and one of his biggest one up's against the Little Giant. The Little Giant has no Kageyama so it's possible for us to see a great setter that has no Hinata if it isn't Oikawa already. The Little Giant carried his team alone and that's not what volleyball is about. Hinata's not going to become the greatest all by himself and same goes with Kageyama. They need each other. They'll best the Little Giant together.
Sooooo... Let's imagine something like this: after CW Tony joins Guardians of the Galaxy and they got a mission in Wakanda. How would it be like? (Sorry for my bad english, I'm a spanish speaker)
First of all: your english is great! don’t be sorry just because of a misspelling! i do mistakes a lot and english is also not my first english. So i got hate for that but please don’t let that get to you. You are so great for trying when spanish is your first language! :)
Also i wanted to have a badass Tony is this, i hope you don’t mind. ________
“You really think you are ready for that?” asks Peter and Tony rolls his eyes. The got a appeal for help from Midgard a few days ago. Funny how he calls it now Midgard and not earth anymore. Or home.
Anyway. Since then Peter is worried that Tony could break down. Because their new mission is in Wakanda.
Yes. Exactly the Wakanda where his shitty ‘friends’ are hiding after they beat him up.
To be honest, Tony is nervous.
But! But he candle that. It was over a year ago and he knows thats not a lot of time to forgive someone who nearly beat him to death. But he is over it. For most of the time.
Because he has a new family now.
“Yeah i got this.” says Tony and looks out of the window. Only 5 minutes till landing.
“If not i will hurt them.” says Drax now and Tony laughs. He likes the big idiot. Drax isn’t genius like he is, but who is really? Drax has a good heart and he is always loyally and that matters.
The guardians all matter to him.
“Thank you big guy. Still unnecessary.” grins Tony and Drax puts his swords back into their holders.
“Will Pepper be there, too?” asks Gamora and Tony shakes his head.
“Nah sadly not. But Rhodey, Peter and her want to see us after the mission if you don’t mind. They miss you all.” says Tony and Groot claps.
“I am Groot!”
“Yeah yeah they miss me, too.” Tony rolls his eyes and pats Groot’s head. He had grown a lot the last months but he is still not higher than Tonys hip.
“Fuck yes! Can’t wait to train with the grey metal man again.” grins Rocket and Tony laughs.
“More like destroying my furniture.” says Tony and the ship lands safely on Wakandas landing strip.
Now Tony can see them. Captain America, Barnes, Barton, Maximoff, Romanoff, Lang, Wilson and T'Challa.
They are all wearing their old suits. Tony grins at that. Ohh no. Nobody was there to made them an update. How sad. He turns around and looks at the new suits of the guardians.
“Thats what they look like?” asks Yondu and looks them up and down.
“Yah what did you imagine?” asks Tony back and Yondu shrugs.
“Don’t know. When i found you, you wore a metal suit. I thought they all would be badass like that.” says Yondu and even though its a compliment he grunts it.
“Okay then lets go.” says Peter and leaves the ship first.
Tony goes over to his new suit. A moment later he is invisible. Its a great update and Rocket made that possible with a new alien tech Tony didn’t know.
He follows Peter quietly. This is gonna be a surprise, because the Avenger don’t know that he will be there.
Tony met T'Challa a few times in the tower and he was it, who called for their help. But he promised not to tell anything.
“Your Highness.” says Peter and shakes T'Challa’s hand. The guardians all know T'Challa.
“Peter.” says T'Challa and he smiles. Tony tries to be quiet and stands directly behind Peter.
Peter looks shortly at the Avengers and then turns around.
“My name is Starlord i’m the captain of the Guardians of the Galaxy. And thats my team.” says Peter and then Gamora goes down the stairs. Groot is next to her and waves.
Drax is next with Rocket on his shoulder. And Yondu leaves the ship with Kraglin and Mantis.
“Gamora, Drax, Rocket, Groot, Mantis, Yondu and Kraglin.” says Peter than and points at everyone. Clints mouth opens at that.
Tony tries so hard not to laugh.
“Thats a tree.” says Clint and Yondu whistles once. His arrow stops right in front of Clints face.
“Say that to my grandson one more time and i will kill you.” says Yondu and sounds almost bored.
“I am Groot.”
“Yeah i will tell you when i kill them so you can turn around.” says Yondu and Kraglin laughs.
“W-what?” asks Clint and he still looks at the arrow. He squints and Tony hears Peter coughing so he doesn’t laugh.
“Haha, Ironhead was right. Their archer is really lame. Dude are that normal arrow?” asks Rocket who sits on Clints quiver and breaks the arrows in half.
“So you must be Clint Barton.” says Peter now and then turns to the other ones.
“Let see. You with the stick in the ass are Captain America right. Really are you sure about all the red, white and blue?” laughs Peter and Tony chuckles, too. Gosh that’s his boyfriend.
“Yeah and the one next to him. Only one arm. Looks like he isn’t a threat at all. But i like his face, looks so grumpy. Almost like someone stole his plumps!” shrieks Rocket and he rolls on the ground of laughter.
Steve takes a step forward at that, but Barnes holds him back with his good hand.
“Okay then we have the Birdman. Ironhead said he was alright, but would do anything for is Captain.” says Gamora and Peter nods.
“Which leaves the Antman. And damn i thought Ironhead told us a joke when he said somebody would want to be an ant.” laughs Kraglin.
“And then we have Black Widow here. Looks like she could kill you with her look. And the crazy witch with the red eyes.” says Peter and nods at those, too.
“How dare you talk to us like that?” says Maximoff now and Yondu whistles again. The arrow stops at her.
“Red eyes are so yesterday. ” grins Yondu and Drax laughs at that.
“I can feel how afraid they all are.” says Mantis now and Gamora looks at her.
“Thought you could only feel that, if you would touch them?” asks Gamora and Mantis giggles.
“Yes. But they are so afraid that everybody can feel it.” chuckles Mantis and Tony grins, too.
Its true. They look afraid.
“Enough enough. I’m happy to see you again Guardians.” says T'Challa now and Peter nods at that.
“The pleasure is ours.” says Rocket and his laugh says otherwise.
“So they are helping us?” asks Steve and Tony can see how he grits his teeth.
“Helping?” says Tony and the Avenger flinch at his voice. Tony chuckles and presses another button. The next second Tony is visible again. Then he opens the faceplate.
“Ladies, Gentleman. I’m sure you missed me.” says Tony and he bows. Drax laugh is incredible loud.
But the reactions from the avengers are priceless.
Even Natashas mouth is open. Tony goes over toward his boyfriend and lays an arm around him. He can’t stop grinning.
“Tony?” asks Steve and Tony nods.
“The one and only, baby.”
“What the fuck?” asks Clint and Tony turns towards him.
“I’m so happy to see you, too Barton.” says Tony and then he goes over to T'Challa.
“Hey KittyCat. Everything ready?” asks Tony and T'Challa smiles at him.
“Yes everything ready. I’m glad you want to help wakanda.” says T'Challa and Tony nods.
“Yeah give us two days.” says Tony and he can hear Rocket whispering that they only need one.
“Anyway Avengers. Thats still your name right? I moved on. As you can see i have a new family.” says Tony and even Sam looks a bit angry now.
“Guardians. Lets go.” says Peter and Steve turns around.
“For what?” asks Tony and before Steve can answer T'Challa holds his hand up.
“No need to worry, Captain. I thought they should deal with this, because i knew they are a lot more of a team than you.” says T'Challa and Steve gasps at that.
“What?” screams Wanda and Tony laughs.
“Oh I’m sure you’ve heard him. Thanks King. We see you later.” and with that Tony and the others use their new suits to fly. Tony flies a few loops.
“I thought you wanted to tell them that we are engaged.” grins Peter when they are a bit away from them.
“I just did!” says Tony and when Peter looks down he sees a lot of smoke coming out of Tonys shoes.
Oh no he did not!
“What the hell?” asks Scott when he looks up at the sky. There are flying the guardians.
And underneath them is a heart made of smoke. And there is a T and a P in the heart.
“I like him.” grins Bucky and Steve claps him on the back of the head.
I think that they may be using the movie to finish up the current skating season.
Way back in January as i was doing season 2 speculation, I mentioned that going the Four Continents/Worlds route would have the problem of every single characters (except Victor) using the same skating programs the audience is already familiar with. I’m going to quickly copy paste from that post
This is a problem because 1) the narrative purpose of the programs has basically run its course except for Yuuri’s because he was robbed 2) there is a chance of the audience growing bored of watching the same programs for another entire 12 episodes. One way to fix this would be to reanimate the programs. Have them up to ep1′s Stammi Vicino levels quality, with different angles and camera movements and proper cinematography and animation. Another would be to focus less on the skating itself and more on developing characters and relationships outside of skating. Not just our main trio, but all the secondary characters we’ve only briefly met.
With the movie they would have to reanimate the programs. And finishing off the season in movie format lets them give everyone new outfits, themes, music and choreographies for a season 2 (though going through the GPF process again can end up being repetitive too but we’ll see). There also wouldn’t be much of a need to introduce new characters to the cast, which is good since it’s already a huge cast as it is and many characters seriously need development.
So if they wrap up the skating season in the movie and start off a new season in s2 later, I could see this working. I’m sure they would skip Nationals and just mention results, but it would be strange for them to skip Four Continents since it was actually mentioned in season 1 and it’s a temporary fix for the ridiculousness of Victor both coaching and competing against Yuuri, since he can’t compete there. Of course, it does take two of three main characters out of the game, so if the movie does go this route I would expect it to focus mostly on Worlds.
I’m still upset it’s a movie for various reasons and this idea still has problems. Mostly related to Victor but also, with the limited run time of a movie, they may have to rush through the competitions.
this is cheating but there’s a bit of percabeth in the big bang au i wrote last year: long way down
other writers that i know that haven’t been mentioned yet that you should check out (and literally these are the first like 3 names that come to mind so im so so so sorry if i forget people bc i will i hope we call all still be friends) are: @percyyoulittleshit, @son-of-rome, @gr33kg0ds
and ofc my go to whenever im getting into a fandom/ship is go to the ao3 tag and sort it by kudos and just literally read everything humanly possible (its a great way to stop existing as a human for a few days)
but like i said!!! @ anyone who reads percabeth fanfic, please add onto this post and help out!