learning to play the violin

What instruments would Hamilton and his friends play?
  • <p> <b>Hamilton:</b> Drums. Loud. Obnoxious. If Jefferson tries to steal the spotlight he casually // throws his drumsticks as hard as he can at him //<p/><b>Laurens:</b> Ukulele, very soft and sweet with that angel voice of his. Hamilton always asks him to play for him in a so //t o t a l l y p l a t o n i c w a y//<p/><b>Mulligan:</b> Harmonica. He keeps it in his pocket at all times and plays it so beautifully people forget how big and tough he looks. He's just a big soft bean<p/><b>Lafayette:</b> He's too busy learning English, do you think he has time to learn an instrument? The answer is yes, he plays the flute<p/><b>Burr:</b> Violin. Elegant and soft, gentle in a way Burr has always tried to be. This is how he got Theodosia to fall for him.<p/><b>Washington:</b> Cello. He doesn't like to talk about it, but Hamilton often here's him softly playing at night after an extra stressful day<p/><b>Eliza:</b> Piano (*gross sobbing* she taught philip piano)<p/><b>Angelica:</b> Harp. She rarely gets to play, but when she does she will drop everything and she can play for hours. She played one at Eliza and Hamilton's wedding when they danced.<p/><b>Peggy:</b> Picollo. vv high pitched, vv trilling, vv bad ass,, vv anD PEgGY<p/><b>Jefferson:</b> Fiddle. Straight outta Virginia, a southern instrument, as well as it gives him the chance to constantly steal Hams spotlight<p/><b>Madison:</b> Acoustic guitar. Can be soft and soothing or loud and very country. Normally plays it very soft, and Jefferson will sit outside of his door and listen but doesn't tell him about it.<p/></p>

let me talk a bit about my magical royal bangtan au

  • firstly jin, jungkook, and jimin are brothers/princes your kingdom
  • hoseok, namjoon, and taehyung are brothers/princes of the rival kingdom
  • yoongi is a high wizard, the last remaining of his bloodline because his parents gave him up to an orphanage when he was young to protect him from being hunted down by the crown which had declared a war on magic
  • yoongi doesn’t know where his parents are, but in the orphanage he was ridiculed for the spreading of a glowing purple rash that runs up his neck (a common, naturally occurring tattoo for wizards whose familiars are crows)
  • and at the age of eight he broke out using magic and learned to fend for himself, mostly from the black market of potion brewing which he used to sustain himself
  • up until now when he’s apprehended by the royal guards and he thinks he’s going to be like??? thrown in jail but jin explains to him that there’s an oracle loose in the country
  • an oracle that one of the princes has to marry to be able to see the future of the country through the power of eternal love (aka marriage)
  • and yoongi is like wELL how exactly am i supposed to help you with that??? and jin is like “don’t hide it.” and one of the guards tugs at yoongi’s long hood and when it drops the glowing purple tattoo is there
  • and yoongi’s staff which he disguised as a walking stick reacts to the exposed tattoo and shifts back into its original form, along with his crow familiar perched atop it
  • and jin is like “you’re a wizard, you can sniff out another magical aura can’t you?” and yoongi scoffs because like what the hell is in it for him and jin is like “jimin, bring the gold” and at that yoongi’s whole attitude changes because uh,,,,,,money,,,,,,,,,,,,,,YES PLEASE
  • and yoongi tries to reach out to touch it but jungkook unsheathes his sword and yoongi is like ok ok i got it ill find the oracle
  • and guess who the oracle is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,ITS YOU
  • you just???? don’t know it because your whole life you’ve spent it working for your families grocery store in town and you’re just???? an ordinary person who sells vegetables and fruits alongside your parents
  • but ,,,,,,,, you know,,,,,,sometimes you get dreams so vivid and realistic about future events and a war,,,,,,that might happen between the rival kingdom
  • and you just shrug it off as nightmares
  • but yoongi, he can sense it just by walking by you. there’s something magical, something different
  • and yoongi decides to disguise himself as one of the royal guards and he makes up some story about how the princes have ordered an obscene amount of pumpkins and your family is delighted to send you over with three huge boxes of them
  • but once you’re inside the palace, you get a weird feeling because,,,,,,,common people aren’t,,,,,,,,allowed in here,,,,,,,,,,,,,,like ,,,,,,,,,,,ever
  • and this story about pumpkins isn’t adding up and when you turn to ask yoongi whats going on,,,,he’s shapeshifted back into his normal form
  • and you see the tattoo, the piercing eyes and the huge black-wood staff and crow and you’re like oh S HI T
  • and you’re considering throwing a pumpkin at this dude and just making a RUN for it
  • but the doors in front of you open and you immediately have to drop to your knees because it’s the three noble princes of the kingdom
  • and jin goes “is this them?” and yoongi’s like “it’s the only person with any kind of magic in their aura. it has to be.”
  • and you’re like what the hell is going on,,,,magic is forbidden in this country
  • and that’s how you end up seated at a long table, the three princes and yoongi at one end and you at the other
  • and jin is trying to carefully explain the situation whilst jungkook keeps growling under his breath and yoongi whose shoving his face unapologetically with fancy food
  • jimin,,,,,,,tries to peak looks at you but is too shy if you lock eyes with him
  • and you’re like what,,,,,,wait,,,,,,marriage???????? to one of you???????
  • and jin is like “you can take some time to think about, not long though we need to be married to be able to see the full potential of your prophecies-”
  • but you’re like prophecies???????? im not magical????? sure i get weird dreams
  • and yoongi stops eating just to be like “dream, prophecy same thing.”
  • and you’re flabbergasted to say the least
  • and jin is trying his best to give you a smile, and jimin is like “sorry!!!!! you have to go through this!!!!!!” and jungkook keeps just toying with his sabers handle
  • and you’re like i,,,,,,,,can’t just,,,,,,
  • but jin gets up and makes his way across and takes your hand and he’s like “please, it’s for the sake of this country that we love.”
  • and basically the princes explain that you can live alongside them for a month and see which one of them is best suited to your taste
  • and you’re like ,,,,,,,,,,,, wait is that like ill be dating three????of you?????
  • and jungkook is like “just pick jin, don’t waste time!” but jimin is like “jungkook,,,,,,we can’t just force them ok!!”
  • and you’re like what in the heck

–> Jin

  • he really likes being in the kitchen and learning from the world famous cooks that get hired,,,,,and it’s almost shocking to see him out of his white, elegant outfit and in an apron instead
  • is the oldest and takes care of jungkook and jimin more like his children than his brothers because his parents largely neglected them for their political life
  • so you always see jin internally worrying about his younger siblings and just wishing they’d behave (jungkook more than anything)
  • doesn’t really like fencing or rowing,,,,,,,,his favorite royal sport is archery and you once wake up to see him practicing early in the morning in the gardens and he looks so poised and collected,,,,,,,it’s enchanting
  • if you choose to spend more time with him he tries to teach you to shoot a bow and to do that he stands behind you, arms on your shoulders, than moving your waist to position you and his breathe against your ear
  • and jin is always excited when you talk about your job as a produce seller and he insists on buying from your family owned store even when the cooks are like uh,,,,,,,,we can import something from france-
  • but jin falls in love with your families food and you teach him how your parents taught you to peel potatoes prettily and make sure the cabbage is ripe enough to be fermented
  • and like,,,,,you fall for him largely because he actively engages with you and also he’s such a freakin flirt
  • like he’ll see you wandering around the big palace and say that you look lovely
  • or randomly compliment your voice, or your eyes, or the way you laugh
  • and it gets to your heart really fast,,,,,,,,,,,,

–> Jimin 

  • he’s not all that great at politics, the arguments and constant trickery get him really worked up and so he turns to jin for a lot of the guidance on actual affairs of the country
  • more than anything he loves the arts,,,,,,,,,everything from painting to singing to dancing to sculpting to writing,,,,,,,,,
  • he’s learned every instrument he’s ever been able to get his hands on and he has a teacher for every subject of art he could ever become interested in
  • and the crazy thing is that he really is talented,,,,,,,,,no matter what he tries to do. he draws beautifully, his voice is perfect for singing, and he even dancing like a professional it’s become an annual joy to watch his performances put on at the country national theater
  • but he’s also quite shy and flustered and you’re not sure how to approach him but out of everyone,,,,,,he seems really apologetic and guilty about you having to do this
  • and he tells you quietly once when you bump into each other at midnight in the halls that he wishes you didn’t have to force yourself to fall in love with one of them,,,,,love is something so free and so beautiful and it should happen naturally
  • and for a moment you wonder if maybe jimin knows what love is like,,,,,and how much it should be cherished,,,,but you don’t ask
  • although this talk does somehow make jimin a bit more comfortable around you 
  • like he starts asking you to join him for the tea together,,,,,,,and to maybe try your hand at sculpting with him or learning to play the violin since well you have a month to kill in this huge palace why not
  • but also,,,,,jimin is so attentive and affectionate. he becomes much more clingy the more comfortable he becomes and you notice with how suddenly he isn’t shy to kiss your hand or even touch your shoulder gently when you clumsily hold up the violin
  • and when jimin asks you to tell him about what it’s like to be surrounded by a family that loves and cares for you
  • he can only stare with wide eyes and a warmness when you tell him anecdotes of yourself and your parents
  • and you slowly realize that jimin didn’t get to experience this,,,,,,and that jimin really just wants unconditional love
  • and he’s so soft,,,,,,,he deserves it
  • and somehow you end up deciding that,,,,,,,,,,,you want to give it to him. that unconditional, real love

–> Jungkook

  • is interested in all the cool things he gets to do as a prince,,,,,,,,,,like learn how to sword fight from the country’s top knight and how to ride horseback in a flashy style 
  • and long story short he has no interest in the manners of a prince, the public eye on him and his “grace and elegance” or whatever that stuff is called
  • he wants to be heroic and brave, he wants to be a legend which is why he keeps jumping at all the chances to prove himself physically and jin always has to hold him back by the ear and be like “jungkook. sit down.”
  • likes collecting weapons and keeps insisting that jin let him get karate lessons from a real monk or something and jin is like jungkook. no you don’t need to know karate- jungkook: yES i d O,,,,,,,
  • he has absolutely zero interest in you at the beginning. like he sees you and is like “jin is amazing, marry him.” and you’re like uh,,,,,i don’t know him and jungkook shrugs like get to know him through marriage
  • and he seems to really dislike that yoongi guy and jungkook is like because wizards are historically always up to no good
  • and glances a look at you and is like “oracles don’t seem all that great either” and you wanna be like square up punk but he is the prince so you bite it back
  • until,,,,,,,,,,,,you figure out one day that jungkook absolutely sucks at juggling like out of all things,,,,,,,,the boy cannot juggle
  • and you know how to because out of boredom when you were working at your grocery you used to practice with apples or oranges 
  • and you do it one day to show jimin and jungkook is like “i can do that too” but lmao he CANT
  • and when he drops all the apples to the floor you and jimin are giving him smug smiles and jungkook is like jUST WAIT ILL PRACTICE AND BEAT YOU
  • but ,,,,,,,,,,,, he can’t get the hang of it. and you offer to help him but he refuses point blank and you’re like ok whatever
  • until one day as you’re sitting at the window of the room you were given you hear a maid announce that prince jungkook is coming inside
  • and to your shock there he is,,,,,looking defeated and red in the ears and the butler beside him is holding a basket of apples and you’re like,,,,,,,,,,oh
  • and he’s like “,,,,,,,,,,,,,pl-please teach me how to,,,,,,,,,you know,,,”
  • and you can’t help but stifle a giggle and be like “juggle?” and he’s like gkhfdsaljgfs,,,,,,,,,,,
  • and so you decide why not whats there to lose and so you help jungkook learn the technique
  • and after a week he’s doing really well and he’s like “let me move on to juggling knives-” but you’re like no no nO 
  • and you can’t believe it but jungkook is laughing and having a good time with you
  • and he has such a cute way about him when he’s happy and not trying to put on that indifferent scowl
  • and it’s when you’re out walking through the stables and you see jungkook, forehead pressed to the nose of his horse saying goodnight to it that you figure hey,,,,,,he’s actually Soft isn’t he
  • and jungkook spots you and is like YOU SAW NOTHING,,,,but you’re like i saw everything and it was adorable
  • and jungkook is like “don’t call me adorable. you’re adorable!!!!! not me!!!!” and you’re like woah did you just compliment ???? me ????? in a roundabout way
  • and jungkook flushes red and is like uh,,,,,,,,,what,,,,,,,,,,,,i guess,,,,,i don’t know,,,,,,,,,,you’re cute,,,,,,,ive never felt this before,,,,,,,,help me,,,,,,
  • you: do you still want me to marry jin?
  • jungkook: no,,,,,,,,,,,,,id have to challenge him to a duel if that happened

—> Yoongi

  • is planning on just leaving you with the princes and being on his merry way,,,,,but then he realizes,,,,,,,,,what in the world is he doing giving someone who can predict the future up to a bunch of royals who killed off his bloodline
  • but he knows he can’t just snatch you away again so he decides instead that he’ll stick around and see which prince you choose and then maybe he can take it from there
  • but also,,,,, ever since he brought you to the palace his familiar has been acting weird. like the crow has become ,,,,,,, interested in you and it usually never care for other humans beside yoongi
  • and it takes yoongi quite some time until you pull out from your pockets pumpkin seeds and the crow swoops down from its perch on yoongi’s staff and to sit on your forearm as it pecks away at the food
  • and the three princes are shooing the crow off and yoongi has to catch his familiar and hold it under his cloak 
  • and that night when he’s going back from the palace his familiar won’t stop cawing and it’s annoying him and he’s like “FINE we’ll go back to see them”
  • and to your utter surprise you find yoongi sitting on the balcony outside your window and you’re like “why are you back here???”
  • and yoongi, obviously trying to play it cool is like, “because i,,,,,,,,wanted to see how you’re doing.” and you’re like “i,,,,,,,,,feel really weird and uncomfy,”
  • and yoongi is like dammit ok time to pretend to show feelings and goes “i know it’s scary, but the country-”
  • but he notices you’re not listening and instead looking at his neck and he’s like “what?” and your like “your tattoo is so pretty,,,,,,is it magical?? ive never seen glowing purple ink”
  • and yoongi quickly puts his hand over it and is like “it’s nothing, don’t worry about it.” and you’re like “im not, im just saying it’s really nice to look at.”
  • and yoongi suddenly forgets that he’s supposed to be pretending and he’s like “really? most people think it looks like some kind of disease.” and you’re like “what? no it kinda looks like a little nebula on your skin”
  • the description catches yoongi off guard and he’s like “i should get going,,,,” but before he leaves you ask if he’ll come again and yoongi hesitates but nods
  • and every night yoongi is waiting there on your balcony and he asks which prince you’re interested in and you’re like none of them really and you guys talk more and yoongi can’t believe it 
  • like it might be the fact that you have magic in you like he does ,,,,,,,, but you’re the first person he’s ever had to talk to,,,,,,,, and it feels nice
  • yoongi shows you that his staff can transform into a broom and that’s how he flies up to the balcony and you’re like “flying sounds so fun,,,”
  • and yoongi is like “ill show you, come here” and you, rather fearlessly, get on the broom with him and wrap your hands around his waist
  • and yoongi would turn red ,,,,,,, which he does but it looks even cuter because the tattoo starts to flash and you’re like huh whys that and yoongi is like igNORE it,,,,,,,,
  • and he takes you for a fly around the palace and you can see the lights from the village and all across the country’s mountains
  • and you’re like “this is so amazing!!!!!!” and yoongi smirks to himself because,,,,,,,,,,,ok he’s totally having fun showing off his flying skills right now (even though he won’t admit it)
  • and yoongi comes to terms that his familiar wasn’t acting all that weird the day he dropped you off with the princes, tbh he was looking for an excuse to go back and see you
  • and when the month is up and it’s the night before your marriage yoongi can’t hold back and he goes “run away with me. i can get us out of this country,,,,,,,,,,,,i can’t leave you and your magic in the hands of,,,,,,,those people”
  • and he isn’t even thinking about your powers as something he can sell anymore, he’s thinking about you,,,,,,,as the person beside him,,,,,,,as someone he wants to protect
  • and you’re nervous because ,,,,,, this country needs you right????? but yoongi is living proof that this country hurts those who harbor magic
  • which is why you take his hand and yoongi gets you on his broom and he throws his hood over your shoulders since the night sky is cold
  • and you to vanish from that country,,,,,,,together,,,,,,,,,,to start somewhere new

note: this is super corny im sorry it’s just something ive thought about for ages and could ramble on about because ive made this au so detailed in my mind LOL,,,,,,,,,should i do hoseok + taehyung + namjoon because they actually do fit into this plot but i don’t know if you guys will like this au enough to wanna read about them,,,,,,,,,,,,,anyway!!!!! i hope you enjoyed

eevee371  asked:

Astro crash course? If it hasn't been done yet


Astro onsists of 6 members

Astro debuted on February 23rd, 2016 with Hide & Seek

Latest Comeback: Baby

Under Fantagio Entertainment (also home to Hello Venus)

ASTRO Fandom Name: Aroha

ASTRO Official Accounts: Twitter, Facebook, Fan Cafe



  • Real Name: Park Jinwoo 
  • Born in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
  • Position: Leader, Main Rapper, Lead Dancer
  • Birthday: March 15, 1996
  • Languages: Korean, English
  • He participated in Fantagio Web Drama “To Be Continued”


  • Real Name: Kim Myungjun 
  • Born in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Position: Main Vocalist
  • Birthday: March 5, 1994
  • Languages: Korean
  • His is “The Happy Virus” of the group 
  • He Auditioned for JYP
  • He participated in Fantagio Web Drama “To Be Continued”


  • Real Name: Lee Dongmin 
  • Born in Gunpo, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Position: Vocalist, Visual
  • Birthday: March 30, 1997
  • Languages: Korean (is working really hard to learn English)
  • Plays the  violin, guitar and piano
  • He participated in Fantagio Web Drama “To Be Continued”


  • Real Name: Moon Bin 
  • Born in Cheongju, Chungbuk , South Korea
  • Position: Lead Vocalist, Main Dancer
  • Birthday: January 26, 1998
  • Languages: Korean
  • He has a younger sister named Moon Suha. She is YG Trainee and was on Unpretty Rapstar Season 2
  • He debuted in 2004 as child model
  • He participated in Fantagio Web Drama “To Be Continued”


  • Real Name:  Park Minhyuk 
  • Born in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
  • Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
  • Birthday: February 25, 1999
  • Languages: Korean
  • He is a fourth rank blackbelt in Taekwondo 
  • He created the choreography for the Astro MVs “Fireworks” and “Wake up call”
  • He participated in Fantagio Web Drama “To Be Continued”


  • Real Name: Yoon Sanha 
  • Born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Position: Lead Vocalist, Maknae
  • Birthday: March 21, 2000
  • Languages: Korean
  • His personality is pure and innocent
  • He participated in Fantagio Web Drama “To Be Continued”



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anonymous asked:

Shy Jefferson headcanons????

  • Thomas was that kid who’s parents were constantly yelling at him to ‘speak up’ 
  • He might have been the first son but he def suffered from ‘middle child’ syndrome 
  • His father took him hunting once and Thomas is forever skittish of guns and popping sounds (no one speaks of those times)
  • Thomas is self taught in violin because he was too shy to practice with his sisters, they were all teasing him so he learned while playing violin in the barn to the cows and horses
  • Whenever Thomas said grace he was stutter and his father made him start again until he did it perfectly
  • It embarrassed him so bad prompted to practice his words
  • Thomas’s childhood is basically scripted to mask the fact he is shy
  • His shyness and being forced to overcome it with embarrassment later developed into his future social anxiety 
  • Thomas shies away from compliments, like genuine ones about things most people don’t notice like his taste in books or now nice he looks in glasses
  • Plans out his presentations/speeches weeks in advance which lends him to be a very good reader and retains a lot of knowledge for long periods of time
  • When he’s caught off topic or off guard he reverts to his shying ways 
  • Thomas as a thumbnail biting habit when he’s shy or nervous

anonymous asked:

reasons to hug aaron burr?

  • He was an orphan by age two. 
  • In a little over a year, Burr had lost his parents and his grandparents. 
  • John Trumbull’s Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec, December 31, 1775 (1786) is a famous Revolutionary war painting. General Montgomery, Burr’s commander falls into the arms of a devoted aide. For some reason, Trumbull decided to paint Burr’s close friend Matthias Ogden into the scene, where Burr should of been. (Isenburg 19)
  • Burr had a best friend named Jonathan Bellamy who always opened his letters with, “My Dearest Soldier” and once recounted a dream that he had visited Burr in his tent. He described Burr as a man who was “Agitated by every emotion” in having “come to the resolution to risk his life for his country’s freedom”. There was definitely some underlying attraction to their friendship- but Bellamy would die in 1777. 
  • He worked really hard in college and studied for up to eighteen hours. (Isenburg 11)
  • Burr waited until Theodosia Prevost was single before pursuing a relationship with her. (Isenburg 63)
  • Burr was the only one of Theodosia’s admirers who did not see her as a damsel in distress. (Isenburg 68)
  • His constant symptons- migraine headaches, “eye trouble” and spells of depression- suggests some kind of nervous disorder. His sister suffered from the same ailments. (Isenburg 72)
  • He was a really nice step-father to Theodosia’s five children. 
  • He was a very serious parent towards Theodosia jr. 
  • Theodosia sr. gave birth to four Burr children in total. Only one- Theodosia- would survive past a few days. 
  • Theodosia jr. was probably the smartest kid you would ever meet and was her father raised her in the words of Mary Wollstonecraft.
  • He opposed three different laws that restricted the right of free blacks to vote, serve on juries or to testify against whites- and he also fought a statute that penalized a black money for marrying  white. (Isenburg 90)
  • While Burr did make sure his slaves were well educated (He got angry at someone who mocked his idea that one of his slave boys- Carlos- should learn to play the violin) it doesn’t make up for the fact that Aaron Burr owned a few slaves. (Isenburg 90)
  • He drafted the act “for the relief of Widows, Orphans and Invalids”. (Isenburg 108)
  • Maria Reynolds put her daughter in the care of Aaron Burr and Burr took extra care to make sure she was educated and well brought up (Isenburg 121). 
  • He was the one who introduced Dolley Payne Todd to James Madison. (Isenburg 124)
  • Theodosia sr. died, leaving him a widower. 
  • After the Church-Burr duel, people began sending fake letters signed by Burr to Burr’s close political enemies and friends telling them he wanted to duel. (Isenburg 88)
  • Burr’s reputation was shattered after he was involved in the duel with Alexander Hamilton. The one time Burr was the only one to lose his cool- it cost Burr the murder of another man. 
  • Burr defended women’s rights to education, politics, divorce and suffrage. (Isenburg 373)
  • Theodosia jr. died in 1813, in a boat sinking. Her eleven year old son died with her. Burr lost both his grandchild and his daughter. 
  • He married a second time into a terrible marriage, he died the same day the divorce was finalized. 

Damian wants to learn how to play the violin. Jon wants to learn how to play the piano. Alfred has been asking their dads if he could teach them and already has ideas about a recital in the Watchtower with invitations already made to be sent to the Justice League, The Titans, The Teen Titans, and The Outlaws 

Millard Nullings headcanons!

- Millard is a GEEK for musical theatre.

- Millard prefers plays/musicals with good plots, and doesn’t care much about humor. his favorite is definitely spring awakening, but he also likes Dear Evan Hansen, bc it hit close to home for him

- Candles!! Millard ! loves ! candles! Whenever he gives gifts, it’d either be a candle or would include a candle, and once he gets to the modern day world, Yankee Candle is the reason why hes still breathing

- this Boy loves every single animal he comes across. all of them.

- He can play the piano!

- He can play a lot of things, actually. He was one of Miss Peregrine’s first wards and, although he read a lot, there weren’t a lot of kids to spend the rest of his time with, so he used that time to learn how to play instruments like the violin & cello instead!

- He sneaks into Jacob’s school sometimes, just to experience the social and learning aspects of it all

- he’s Italian !!! He doesn’t carry much of the accent, but, even though you cant see him, he talks with his hands. a LOT.

- he Hates seafood. don’t come near him with it or he will actually cry

- gay And european

- He’s always tired, no matter how much sleep he attempts to get. He’s just. always tired.

- He debates for the sake of debating, and it annoys the shit out of the other kids. Once he learns of debate club in the modern world, he and Enoch team up. Millard plans out and writes the debates, and Enoch actually,, says them because hes… yknow… visible

- Millard also loves flowers, and often visits Fiona just to see what she’s growing in the garden now

- His favorite flowers are sunflowers!!!

- He and Enoch watch Forensic Files together. it’s their bonding moments, and one of Millard’s favorite things to do.

- He can knit. Fiona taught him how to, one day, before the bombs hit, when it was badly storming outside 

- His fav color is teal.. or any kind of blue, really, because he remembers his mom once telling him blue complemented his eyes + complexion very well, and even if he cant see himself or remember what he looks like anymore, it still brings him a strange kind of comfort.

She always thought the first kiss had to be awkward like any other first time activity. You usually need to learn to do something before you can truly enjoy doing it. Like playing the violin for example. The first months you play the only sound you can squeeze out of it are pitiful and alarming, annoying too, painful even. But this kiss was like it was played by Mozart from the moment it started. Jayce didn’t give it an opportunity to be awkward. He made it jayce-ish, and there was nothing awkward about being jayce-ish. Being jayce-ish meant to forget about everything, to have the whole world spiralling around the moment that had a potential of becoming the best moment of your life.

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The Holmes - Request

Requested by anon:  I have a request: could you do a one shot in the episode when Sherlock parents come to visit him and when you come back from work you meet them but they think you’re dating him but you’re just friends and they invite you to dinner.

Summary: Everything from above.

Pairing: Sherlock x reader.

Word count: 2,344

Warnings: None.

A/N: I couldn’t help my self and made it extra fluffy.


Originally posted by avengers-of-mirkwood

221B was loud that afternoon. The clients – whoever they were – had talked about a lottery ticket for almost thirty minutes straight. (Y/N) was impressed that Sherlock hadn’t shut them up and kicked them out already.

“Is he sick?” (Y/N) whispered to Mrs. Hudson. They were huddled outside her flat’s door listening.

“Uh… I think you should go up and figure it out.” The old woman suggested and sneaked into her flat without leaving any time to argue.

Mrs. Hudson had always shipped John and Sherlock, that until (Y/N) appeared and so her ship changed. “Unbelievable what Twitter can do to a woman like Mrs. Hudson” Watson had said, but he was inertly please because he also liked Sherlock and (Y/N) as a couple.

The girl fixed her clothes and got upstairs confidently and ready to pretend she hadn’t heard the whole conversation. She opened the door slowly.

“Did you find the lottery ticket?” Sherlock asked. He looked bored, but he wasn’t acting like usual. Instead, he was sitting at his seat while the two clients – an old couple – sat at the leather couch.

“Yes, turns out he had it on his back pocket.” The lady giggled, “So we had time to…”

“(Y/N)!” Sherlock cheered as he saw the girl appear behind the door. He jumped out of his seat and rushed over to her. “Kill me.” He mouthed jokingly. (Y/N) chuckled in silence and Sherlock winked at her. The old lady cleared her throat, capturing Sherlock’s attention back.

“Am I interrupting, Mr. Holmes?” (Y/N) inquired, using her professional voice tone.

“Not at all, my dear.” Sherlock said, “They were about to leave, right mum?”

“Mum?” (Y/N) gasped.

“Yes, sorry.” Sherlock dragged her to the leather couch as the couple got up. “Mum, Dad, this is (Y/N).” Sherlock introduced them, “(Y/N) these are my parents.”

“It’s a pleasure to meet you.” (Y/N) smiled warmly.

“The pleasure is ours.” Mrs. Holmes said. She had a strange look on her face, and same look was shared by her husband. Both of them alternating their gaze between Sherlock and (Y/N).

“You came, you talked non-stop, you met (Y/N), and now you leave.” Sherlock urged to say, “Tell Mycroft I say hi.”

“But Sher…” His mom tried to argue, but Sherlock was already pushing them out. His mother stopped right before she stepped on the hallway and Sherlock couldn’t help but to stop pushing them due to the authoritarian look on her face. “Dinner, at eight today.” She said.

“I’m working on a case.” Sherlock argued.

“The victim is already dead, however we are not.” Mrs. Holmes snapped back, “Dinner at eight today.” She repeated and then looked at (Y/N). “Bring her.”


“William Sherlock Scott Holmes, you better be there with her or else…” She threatened.

“Yes, mum.” Sherlock nodded.

“Good boy.” She palmed his cheek and then left. Sherlock stood still, frozen in place until (Y/N) walked closer to him.

“I’m afraid you have to come as well… She can be scary when she’s mad.” He mumbled. (Y/N) giggled, guiding him to his seat.

“It’s fine; I’d love her to answer some questions for me.” Sherlock chuckled, finally relaxing from his sudden terror.

“There’s a list, she knows it by memory.” He commented.

“A list about common questions about you and Mycroft?” She inquired.

“Oh no, just a list of me.” Sherlock explained, “Mycroft’s got a whole file… She still doesn’t memorize it.” (Y/N) laughed loudly and Sherlock soon followed her.

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Snowbaz head-cannon idea:

Simon loves hearing Baz play the violin, and it inspires him to learn an instrument as well. They never had enough money at any of the orphanages he lived in to buy instruments, and his therapist thinks it’s a good idea to pick up a normal hobby. So, he looks a for a fun instrument. Then he finds it. The drums. Baz constantly complains about the noise, but enjoys watching Simon play. Simon gets pretty good, after many hours of loud, incessant banging of the drums, and joins a band with some of his normal friends from his university classes. Baz doesn’t miss any of his performances, despite disliking the band’s brutish theme’s, just to see Simon under the colourful lights, eyes shut and face full of passion.

It’s a win-win for everyone.


Elizabet Tursynbaeva’s interview after Worlds 2017 from Figure Skating Life volume 10. Please do not use/repost my translations without my permission. 

―What age did you start skating?
E: My mother worked next to a rink and saw children skating, so she had my older brother start learning first, and I started learning 2 years after that. I was five years old, and my body was weak. But at first, the coach did not accept me.

E: Because I was fat (laughs). I wasn’t even that fat, but the coach said my body type was not fit for skating. In the end, they accepted me because my brother skated. After that I worked very hard and became skilled, so I continued. I also studied music, so at that time I started going to music school.

―Around what age was this?
E: When I was 7, I started going to music school to learn violin, and I played both violin and piano. I only skate now so I don’t go to music school, but I still play violin.

―How is the situation with Kazakhstan’s ladies?
E: It’s getting better. When I returned to Kazakhstan, there was an increase in people who want to skate.

―At this competition, skaters under Brian Orser, who also teaches you, were very active.
E: Yes, we’re like a big family, and everyone was ready to skate well. Everyone practices with their utmost effort.

―Hanyu and Fernandez are there too.
E: Yuzuru is always focused on his own skating. He’s always a very friendly and good person, and on the ice, he claps if someone lands a jump. That’s not something everyone can do. Javi is also very friendly and nice. They’re exact opposites, but both are very good people.

―What kind of personality do you think you have?
E: I’m a person who concentrates on what they need to do. I concentrate on skating when I’m skating, and sometimes I’m happy and sometimes I’m sad. I don’t really know what to say about myself (laughs). I’m always happy when I return to Kazakhstan, where my family is. I’m always with my mother in Toronto, so I can’t see my father and older brother.

―Are there skaters you liked as a child?
E: There are many. For example, Midori Ito. Her jumps are very high, and I wondered how she could jump that high. I also like Mao Asada’s skating. She skated very calmly, but also smoothly. She is a truly professional skater. Carolina Kostner is also wonderful. Her jumps were very good when she was young.

―What is your goal as a skater?
E: I want to become a skater that’s different from other skaters. I want to become a skater who has something special. I don’t concretely know what that something is yet, though. But I’ve skated for 12 years, and I practice everyday, so I want to get results.

hc; vernon

head·ca·non /noun/

-to note a particular belief which has not been used in the universe of whatever program or story they follow, but seems to make sense to that particular individual

vernon headcanons-

- religiously listens to the weeknd

- really likes the smell of the grass after it’s rained

- prefers xbox to playstation

- secretly likes when people tell cheesy jokes. he thinks it’s super cute

- he feels most at peace when he’s cuddling with someone and has his nose nuzzled into their neck

- lights candles when he’s stressed. the smell of lavender really calms him down

- has to be holding someone’s hand when they’re making out

- when he’s serious about someone, he’ll write songs about them and put it together and give it to them

- lives for romcoms. no one can know, tho

- secretly really wants to learn how to play the violin. he thinks it’s wicked af man

- loves polos. he thinks they’re comfy and stylish

- would prefer eating take out on the couch with you over a fancy dinner ANY day

- very into aesthetic things

- probably has a somewhat minimalistic theme to his stuff. likes everything to be all one color

- when a person tucks their hair behind their ear, he falls in love

- has an emoji next to every person’s name in his contacts

- will beat your ass in wii sports

- always takes his shoes off at the door, but always leaves his socks on. they’re comfy, he claims

- definitely prefers silver over gold

- his lips are HELLA soft

- great listener. will listen to you for hours on end if you need him there.

anonymous asked:

A few characters of your choice teaching their s/o to play an instrument they've always wanted to learn to play but never had the opportunity to, or vice versa.

How about Lucio, Symmetra, and Soldier 76


- Probably plays 15 different instruments and can pick another one up easily

- If you know an instrument he doesn’t, he’d love for you to show him how to play it. Or if you want to learn, he’s more than happy to teach you

- Is patient as both teacher and student, and lessons are going to be fun and filled with laughter


- Never learned to play an instrument, despite wanting to as a child (at first it was because her family was to poor and later it was because she was too busy working at Viskar)

- She doesn’t have much interest in a lot of instruments; if she learns she’ll want to learn something classic, like a piano or a harp

- Once she starts learning she will practice for at least 2 hours a day until she reaches an acceptable level of skill (and her definition of ‘acceptable’ is pretty close to perfect)

Soldier 76

- He actually knows how to play the violin, his mother wanted him to learn

- He also put that knowledge to use to play the fiddle, since that fit more with the country lifestyle he grew up with

- It’s been a couple decades since he’s played, so he’ll have to relearn before he can help you, but the basics come back quickly

- He’ll enjoy it more than he’ll readily admit, but he missed playing and is glad you encouraged him to pick it back up

My Take on a Deaf West Production of Great Comet

So I’m a huge fan of Deaf West’s work in taking well-known pieces of theatre and making them Deaf-friendly. You may know them from the Spring Awakening revival last season, which is one of my favourite productions ever.

So if Deaf West were to adapt Great Comet, which characters would be Deaf and which would be hearing? I have a lot of thoughts on this.

Natasha would definitely be Deaf. I imagine that Andrey and his family would be hearing which could be one of the reasons why Natasha doesn’t get along well with them–because of difficulty in communication. Mary might also feel uncomfortable around Natasha because she doesn’t know how to act around her.

Anatole is Deaf, and when he and Natasha meet she suddenly feels like someone understands her completely, which is unlike what she felt with Andrey. I’m really attached to the image of Anatole and his violin though, so perhaps it’s late-onset deafness, so he learned violin when he was hearing and could continue playing when Deaf. Then again, the actor playing his voice could also play the violin. If Anatole was born profoundly Deaf, maybe his English isn’t that good, which might be why Dolokhov is the one to write the love letter and the one to whistle to the maid to announce their presence.

Marya is hearing but learned ASL to communicate with Natasha. But after the attempted abduction she’s so angry that she forgets her ASL and just starts yelling at Natasha (“DO YOU HEAR WHAT I’M SAYING OR NOT???”).

Pierre is hearing but knows ASL, and at the end during his spoken lines, he doesn’t speak and only signs them, so it’s entirely silent during that scene.

The show in general is super Deaf-friendly in terms of how visually stunning it is. Like the club scene would still be just as thrilling for a deaf person as it is for a hearing person.

That’s it for me. What do you guys think?

Headcanon: Lizzy and Ciel were educated together in their youth. Lizzy excelled in French and Latin, poetry, painting, and literature. Ciel mastered mathematics, civil law, history, and philosophy. They would help each other on subjects the other struggled with—such as Ciel teaching Lizzy the principles of bisecting angles in trigonometry while Lizzy tutored Ciel on the works of William Dunbar and Victor Hugo.

Bonus: since Lizzy and Ciel were the children of high ranking aristocrats, both were expected to master the various nuances of music. While Ciel played the violin and piano, Lizzy learned how to play the harp and was also encouraged to sing. As a young girl, she was tutored by a then-unknown Irene Diaz who commented that the young Lady Elizabeth had a lovely soprano voice.

sherlock learns to play “how sweet it is (to be loved by you)” on his violin and he plays it for john on bright sunny sunday mornings right before john comes over and gives him a kiss on the tip of his nose