The Firebird - Chapter 21

Chapter 21: Words

My deepest thanks to the Fantastic Four - @xerxia31, @dandelion-sunset and @titaniasfics for their beta skills - you should see the chapter before they do their magic, really.

And  @akai-echo’s talents bring images to this story - thank you, my dear from the bottom of my heart :)

TW: Canon-typical abuse - We all know what it means, right ?

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Seven days.

That’s all that remained before the first performance of The Firebird. Seven days during which Katniss would have to focus on her steps, position, feet and hands, rehearse the same parts again and again, in sweatpants or in the gorgeous costumes Cinna made. She would have to concentrate on dancing, and nothing else.

Which, after last night’s date, could prove to be a challenge. She had lost count of the number of times Peeta had kissed her in the park  as they walked hand in hand around the Japanese Garden, whether it was a peck on the lips, or a deeper exploration of her mouth.

And she had liked it. A lot.

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A Quick note about Archery poses.

Hello! Here are a few quick archery drawing tips to help you draw your archers, wether they be Hanzo, Hawkeye, Legolas, Katniss, or your own OC Here are just some tips on how to draw archers

as a note, when you are doing archery, you hold the bow with your oposite hand and draw with your dominant hand. in Hanzo’s case, he is holding the bow with his left hand and drawing with his right. A lot of people like to draw(art wise) archers pulling the string back at chest level or even at hip level, which is a bit of a problem because you can’t aim when shooting like this. You can’t see where the arrow is going to land because it’s so far down it doesn’t match your line of sight. It also isn’t a good place to draw because you can’t pull the string as far back as possible. You could probably do a little damage like this, but you’re accuracy will be terrible and your shot’s won’t be powerful enough to stick or do much damage.

This is how you would really want to shoot. When an archer is pulling back the string, you want your dominant hand at your cheek or chin level (I like to match it up with my mouth/ear personally) Here you can see that the arrow and Hanzo’s eye line are roughly the same, so he can aim and get that sweet POTG. His shoulder is up now so he can pull all the way back and get a nice clean headshot on Tracer. Also as a note, I drew it wrong here (woops) but on Hanzo’s bowstring is a little notch that helps him pull the string back, If I remember correctly, in game he actually pulls it back with his whole hand and then let’s go, but I drew him here using his top two fingers, (which is what I do). His glove has his thimb, index, and middle finger covered and pinky and ring finger uncovered and this is probably why. ALSO also, the arrow should be on the side of the bow that goes towards your dominate hand, that way you can rest it on either the bow or your hand holding the bow giving you more stability when firing. 

Another note, for your oc’s and other characters. The bow string is really powerful and when you fire, it hit’s your bare arm and IT HURTS. A LOT. Most archers will wear an arm guard or something to keep from getting welts, stings, or even bruises. Hawkeye  & Merida can be seen wearing arm guards most of the time, and Legolas and Katnis wear long sleves, but Hanzo here is apparently too TOUGH AND MANLY with his BOOB OUT and HIS EPIC DRAON TATTOO to care about bruises on his arm. 

I hope this was helpful! Please continue drawing awesome archer people because I love awesome archer people, they are my loves, like literally all my fav characters are archers, I love them so much. 

As a note I am not a professional archer, or even a good archer, I’ve just had a bit of experience with archery, watch a lot of archery, and adore archer characters like Hanzo and Hawkeye, so take everything I say with a grain of salt and if you’re not sure, do some research :) 

norbertsmom  asked:

Hi! My birthday is January 16th. I would love a best friends everlark drabble where someone assumes that they are a couple, even though both are hiding their feelings for the other. Thanks.

Originally posted by madewithcode

We’re celebrating with you @norbertsmom! We love your prompt and we’re so excited to present it to you on your special day. Happy birthday to the sweetest blogger we all know! 

Only For You

Katniss inspected her appearance in the closet’s full-length mirror as she dabbed gloss on her lips. She wanted to look nice for dinner with her best friend. She tried to tell herself that she was wearing the little black dress because Peeta always looked so put together and she didn’t want to embarrass him with her normal attire - skinny jeans, flannel button downs and work boots - but the flutter in her chest reminded her it would be a lie. She combed her fingers through her loose hair that fell behind her shoulders, remembering the first time Peeta had seen it without its usual braid. He’d smiled and called her pretty.

She checked her watch and noted the time, wanting Peeta to beat her to the restaurant. Even though they were only friends, the satisfaction she felt having his eyes skim over her was welcomed. They were supposed to meet at seven, and at 6:59 she hopped in her car and drove to their favorite Italian place.

She stepped out of her car, balancing on unpracticed heels, and walked into Arturo’s. It was where they’d first met when he was working in the kitchen and she at the bar. Since the first day their eyes had met, they’d been inseparable. She’d been attracted to him, but soon learned he was taken. She’d put those feelings aside, and once she did they’d become friends, and had been friends ever since. By the time Peeta had finally become single, they had such a good thing going she didn’t dare mess it up with a romantic relationship. Friends they were, and always would be.

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Briony is the middle Everdeen daughter. She isn’t as brave like Katniss. She isn’t as kind and compassionate as Prim. She just is. But her life is thrown into a tailspin when she is forced to flee her home after her sister’s disastrous actions in the Quarter Quell.



A thread about millennials and stories (sorry for all the typos I was fueled by too much emotion to type well)

elaine-spades  asked:

I was wondering if you guys had a masterlist of Peeta or Katniss (or both) being Capitol citizens. I can't seem to find one

Here are some:

The President’s Daughter - OurNightlock and its sequel Panem’s Fire - OurNightlock

I Am Not My Father - LovelyUnderland

The Boy From District 12 - Vasira Snow

The Untold and Unknown - lealise

Panem’s Daughter - Dustwriter

Enemy - HGRomance                

Ice Queen - DreamTillDawn      

Snow Princess - DreamTillDawn  

Pieces and Players - ferriswheelfics

The Heir to Panem - Dustwriter

The Wish - misshoneywell

Forever Thine - cruzadrr

Savior - Miss Mustang

Capitol Born - choclate lover

A Piece in Their Games - soamazinghere

If the City Never Sleeps(Then That Makes Two) (v.1) - arollercoasterthatonlygoesup

If the City Never Sleeps(Then That Makes Two) (v.2) - arollercoasterthatonlygoesup

The Highest Bidder - ktface3

Portrait of a Victor - sponsormusings


Good night,” I whisper to the bow in my hand and feel it go still. I raise my left arm and twist my neck down to rip off the pill on my sleeve. Instead my teeth sink into flesh. I yank my head back in confusion to find myself looking into Peeta’s eyes, only now they hold my gaze. Blood runs from the teeth marks on the hand he clamped over my nightlock. “Let me go!” I snarl at him, trying to wrest my arm from his grasp.

I can’t,” he says.