jenny bell

You need to be cool to be queen. Anne Boleyn thought only with her heart and she got her head chopped off. So her daughter Elizabeth made a vow never to marry a man. She married a country. Forget boys. Keep your eye on the prize, Jenny Humphrey. You can’t make people love you, but you can make them fear you. For what it’s worth, you’re my Queen. I choose you.

It’s You and Me

I can (finally) present to you the finished fic for my fic giveaway, which @bananannabeth won!!! Big thanks to her for a really interesting prompt (which was Percabeth going to highschool in canonverse) and also for just generally being an awesome person. 

Disclaimer: I know very little of the American schooling system. Please forgive any inaccuracies. Also, this is set after Blood of Olympus, before MCGA or ToA. Percy still goes to Goode! Other than that, I hope you enjoy this oneshot!!

“Is that Percy Jackson?”


“Percy’s back?”

“Who’s that girl with him?”

Whispers filled the hall as Percy strolled down the familiar corridor of Goode with Annabeth. Heads turned as he walked past, leaving a trail of confusion and whispering in his wake.

Percy’s mind was filled with all his old school friends and memories. He felt Annabeth squeeze his hand and he smiled at her reassuringly. Once again, Percy felt so glad that he and Annabeth were going to spend a year of high school together, especially after the year they’d just had: facing giants, finding new camps…and they’d spent most of it separated.

“Percy Jackson,” someone exclaimed, striding towards him.

Percy looked over at him, trying to place him. For a second Percy didn’t recognise him. But then a casual smile lit up Percy’s face, as Percy’s eyes brightened in recognition.

“Terry?” Percy asked. He clapped Terry on the back as he approached Percy and they embraced shortly.

“Percy,” Terry answered, “long time no see!” He grinned. “It’s great to see you. How long’s it been–a year now?”

“Yeah, must be, mustn’t it?” Percy replied uneasily, messing up his hair unwittingly. He knew this would be the worst bit. “Stuff… happened.”

Terry’s eyes betrayed his confusion and suspicion, but he didn’t press the matter, for which Percy was glad.

“Glad to see you back Percy. How are you, man?”

“Great, thanks. A bit worse now that I’m back at Goode with you though,” Percy joked.

Terry chuckled. “Thanks. I see you’ve brought a friend along too?”

“Yup. Terry, this is Annabeth; Annabeth, this is my friend Terry,” he said, introducing them.

“Nice to meet you, Terry,” Annabeth said, stretching out her hand.

Terry smiled at her then turned to Percy. “This is the same Annabeth? The Annabeth you talked about?” Percy nodded, resulting in Terry grinning broadly. “Well, it’s nice to know she’s real.”

Annabeth raised an eyebrow. “You didn’t think I was real?”

Terry blushed. “Well, you see, he was always talking about you, and–”

“I was not always talking about her!” Percy protested. It was his turn to blush.

Annabeth just laughed. “Well, I’m definitely real.”

“So how come you’re at Goode?” Terry asked. “Did you move?”

Annabeth shared a smile with Percy, a brief but meaningful look passing between them. “We decided to spend our senior year together,” Annabeth said, “so for the first time I’m trying out high school with this Seaweed Brain.” She bumped shoulders with Percy.

“She’s going to love it,” Percy grinned.

“Well, Annabeth,” Terry said. “Welcome to Goode.”

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I figured that since they were all done, I would post all of those Disney-inspired commissions in one place. This was a super sweet birthday/engagement gift that I hope the client’s now-fiance really likes! These were a lot of work, especially the more background intensive ones, but they were really good practice for me and it was fun to do such famous costuming. 

With the work I’ve currently got on my plate, I’d prefer to stay away from such detailed custom jobs for the next little while, but if you’d like a character-themed personal portrait, that I’m definitely down for! I’m clearing out my queue at this time, but I am open for commissions.


“Ah, me. The year’s scarcely turned and already the secrets have begun. Where will it end this time? The New Year isn’t about what happened, it’s about what’s to come. But the past is always with us, just waiting to mess with the present. And when it does, I’ll be watching.”

In the Realm of the Basses, Gossip Girl 2x14


Cherry lips, crystal skies, I could show you incredible things
Stolen kisses, pretty lies, you’re the King baby I’m your Queen


Why did I decide to take a break from all the things I usually blog about and make a photoset of celebrities looking amazing while pregnant on the red carpet? Who knows? I am a woman of many interests, people. :-P

These are all in chronological order, except the Morena Baccarin one (because I didn’t want to put so many red and white gowns next to each other). You can click on each picture to see who designed the dress, what year and event it was, etc.


“Spotted: B turning a year older, but not necessarily wiser. Guess Chuck’s the gift that keeps on giving. Blow out your candles B, this’ll be better in the dark.”

Seventeen Candles, Gossip Girl 1x08

June 02 in Music History

1608 FP of Monteverdi’s “L'Idropica” Lost, Montua.

1614 Birth of composer Benjamin Rogers.

1713 FP of Handel’s “Silla” London.

1715 Birth of composer Herman-François Delange.

1751 Birth of composer Antoni Weinert.

1771 FP of Salieri’s “Armida”

1785 Death of German composer Gottfried August Homilius.

1802 FP of Baker’s “The Caffres, or Buried Alove” Covent Garden, London.

1806 Birth of composer Isaac Strauss.

1807 Birth of composer Robert Führer.

1819 Birth of bass Jules-Bernard Belval in La Fere Aisne. 

1828 Birth of American composer James Cutler Dunn Parker. 

1830 Birth of composer Olivier Metra.

1831 Birth of composer Jan G Palm, Curaçao.

1834 Birth of Bohemian soprano Teresa Stolz in Kosteletz.

1835 Birth of pianist and conductor Nicolas Rubinstein.

1855 FP of Auber’s “Jenny Bell” Paris.

1857 Birth of English composer and conductor Sir Edward William Elgar.

1863 Birth of Austrian composer and conductor Felix Weingartner.

1864 Birth of German composer August von Othegraven in Cologne. 

1876 Birth of composer Hakon Borresen.

1883 Death of German mezzo-soprano Hedwig Reicher-Kindermann. 

1884 Birth of Finnish soprano Hanna Granfelt in Sakkola. 

1886 Birth of German bass Karl Braun in Meisenheim. 

1888 Birth of Russian soprano Ellena Katulskaya in Odessa. 

1891 FP of Fibich’s “Smir Tantaluv” Prague.

1891 Birth of composer Ernst Kunz.

1900 Birth of Welsh composer David Wynne.

1908 FP of Mascagni’s “Isabeau" 

1909 Birth of German mezzo-soprano Martha Rohs in Saarbruecken. 

1909 Birth of British composer Robin Orr in Brechin, Scotland.

1915 Birth of German baritone Josef Metternich nr. Cologne. 

1927 Birth of conductor  Andre Vandernoot.

1929 Birth of Canadian tenor Alan Crofoot in East York, Ontario. 

1929 Birth of Belgian composer and conductor Frédéric Devreese.

1929 Birth of Canadian-Argentine pianist, conductor and composer Alcides Lanza in Rosario.

1930 Death of Italian baritone Angelo Scandiani. 

1935 Birth of American composer Samuel Jones in Mississippi.

1937 Death of French organist and composer Louis Vierne.

1937 FP of first and second acts of Alban Berg’s opera Lulu at the Stadtstheater in Zürich. 

1938 FP of Giannini’s "The Scarlet Letter" 

1938 Amy Beach begins work on her Piano Trio based on her earlier works at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. 

1939 Death of Spanish composer, violinist, and conductor Enrique Arbos.

1940 Birth of Spanish tenor Eduardo Gimenez in Barcelona. 

1944 Birth of American composer Marvin Hamlisch.

1946 Birth of Danish soprano Inge Nielsen in Holboeke. 

1947 Birth of English conductor Mark Elder.

1949 Birth of American tenor Neil Shicoff in Brooklyn, NY. 

1953 FP Sir William Walton’s Coronation Te Deum, Composed for the coronation of 27-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, in London. 

1953 FP of Sir Arthur Bliss’ Processional in London.

1953 FP of Alberto Ginastera’s Variaciones Concertantes in Buenos Aires. 

1954 FP of Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday with Anderson conducting at a Decca recording session in NYC. 

1955 Birth of British composer Stephen Watson in Chester, England.

1955 Birth of French pianist Michel Dalberto.

1956 Birth of American composer Jeffrey Quick.

1956 Birth of Chinese composer Pei Lu.

1968 Death of Canadian pianist Andre Mathieu in Montreal, Quebec. 

1983 FP of H. W. Henze’s opera The English Cat at the Schlosstheater in Schwetzingen, Germany.

1987 Death of Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia at age 94. 

2004 Death of Bulgarian bass Nicolai Ghiaurov.