love & corruption

Here’s to the places. To the school with moving staircases and the secret passageways. To the forest where no one dared to step, to creatures that lurked among its trees. Here’s to the bank with vaults of gold and the alley of shops that houses it. Here’s to No. 4 Privet Drive, to the Three Broomsticks, to the Ministry of Magic. To 12 Grimmauld Place and the Burrow. Here’s to the house where two parents died and the Dark Lord disappeared, the house where a story was born.

Here’s to the houses. To the lion’s roar and the eagle’s cry. To badgers and serpents. Here’s to gold and red, to yellow and black. Here’s to blue and bronze, to green and silver. Here’s to the Quidditch games and rivalries. The hourglasses and the founders. Here’s to Gryffindor and Slytherin. Here’s to Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw.

Here’s to the items. To the letters carried by owls and the necklace that turned back time. To miniature dragons and golden balls with wings, to a hat that can sing. Here’s to the photographs that move and the potion that makes you lucky. To self-correcting quills and screaming plants. To golden coins and self-scrubbing dishes. Here’s to Butterbeer and the Daily Prophet. To Bertie Bott’s and Firebolts.

Here’s to the people. To the boys who died too young: the wolf, the stag, the rat, the dog. To the woman with hair that changed colors. Here’s to the twins, the herbology teacher, and the house elf with a love for socks. Here’s to the professor who could turn into a cat. Here’s to the potion’s teacher who was corrupted by love and the ghost who lived in the bathroom. Here’s to the boy who lost his toad, to the girl with six brothers, and the Ravenclaw girl who loved her friends. Here’s to Voldemort. To Draco and Dumbledore. Here’s to Cedric, and Cho, and Fleur. To Hermione and Ron. Here’s to the Boy Who Lived.

Here’s to the story. To the stone and the chamber. The prisoner and the goblet. Here’s to the order, the prince, and the Hallows. Here’s to “Always.” To “All was well.” Here’s to the lightning scar. To Harry Potter.

Here’s to 20 years.

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“What is your verdict, my judge?”

“GUILTY!”

“Heh… of course it is”

SOOOOOOO I heard you guys wanted to see some swapfell soriel?

The designs are actually from Tyrant Purple, the swapfell version of @royalbluetale in which @solaris-starr and I have been working on. I wanted to post the designs in the Royal Blue blog before drawing anything too complex but folks have been waiting long enough to see some swapfellsoriel so… hope you like it?

(Dedicated and by request of @sanolyn because she’s awesome)

anonymous asked:

tbh filipinos don't got a very positive rep where i live so i tend to downplay that side of my heritage but your posts are justso inspiring and good and wholesome that i immediately regret ever thinking any less of myself so thank you

we as a society have such a deep-rooted self-hatred born from centuries of colonization coupled with prejudice from other countries/cultures that’s kind of hard to break through the self-deprecating mindset, but that’s exactly why I want to promote the good parts our culture in the way I know how ^///u///^

(ofc this should also go hand-in-hand with awareness for what’s happening in our country at the moment- I feel like appreciation for our culture and criticism towards its negative aspects can and should happen simultaneously~)

The Price Of Everything // The Preacher’s Daughter Part Six [A Mitch Rapp Smut]

Author: @minhosmeanhoe

Series Masterlist

Series: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five

Relationship: Mitch Rapp x Reader / Mitch Rapp x OFC

Warnings: NSFW, Explicit Sexual Content, Smut, Fingering, Shower Sex, Unprotected Sex, Hella Violence, Extreme Angst, Mitch Rapp Suffering, Very Illegal Endeavors, Underage Drinking, and Swearing.

Word Count: 11,884

Song: One More Time by Jon Bellion (this song is fucking hilarious and a big middle finger to Rose’s dad)

A/N: Grab popcorn and some tissues ‘cuz y’all are in for one hell of a rollercoaster ride. This is my favorite chapter yet, I really love it. Special thanks to @mf-despair-queen​ for providing me with canon American Assassin information. Love ya, babe. Also, can’t wait for your reactions at the end lol I might get death threats.

The air stilled and you could feel the thick tension dancing on your skin. In that frozen second that we realized my father had heard it all, I see his eyes flicker from mine to Mitch’s. Never in my life had I ever seen so much hatred in a man who believed in nothing but pure love before. Other than that, his face is completely unreadable which made it really hard to expect his upcoming action. Something I never would have thought to see my father do — never in my life.

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Just some panels I found interesting -

On their way to the Werewolves Forest, Ciel asks Sebastian a question pertaining to the demon’s life before their contract:

Sebastian goes on to explain that the Sabbath is more a place where “insolent adults came together to escape from reality and drown themselves in lechery,” though if they weren’t willing to give up their soul for that wish then the summoning would not work. Then he says: “there were some of us that appeared at random though….

Does this mean that demons would sometimes appear just to allow themselves to be worshipped, basically taking part in a big orgy to feed their own ego? They probably loved the corruption, soul or no soul, so it isn’t unlikely.

This is Ciel’s reaction.

He doesn’t look all too happy at the implications that his butler got ‘drowned in lechery’ by witches. In fact, he isn’t even willing to state his opinion out loud, probably meaning that he’s feeling more emotional than usual and unwilling to show it. 

He hasn’t asked Sebastian anything about his previous contracts since.

What Rises From the Ashes (A Tamlin Ficlette)

**This fic is exploring the Tamarantha headcanon from Tamlin’s perspective*

Summary: Tamlin confesses that he and Amarantha were incompatible mates- and the role that played in destroying him.

Originally posted by willow-s-linda

Thank you to the amazing and wonderful @feyre-archerons-scrapbook // @the-other-sam for beta reading this!!! She’s amazing and, as I always say, you should all be following her!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxox

All comments loved & cherished!

Contains ACOWAR Spoilers

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The first look;

It’s not like she’s special.

She’s girl

All human

All soft.

But that can’t be it, can it?

She has grace.

She has teeth

You can see that she craves power.

(At least Athena can.)

The second;

God blood is like an ache.

Like fire.

It’s hunger.

Thirst never quenched.

Not even the earth and all the stars in the heavens can satisfy it.

It craves mortality.

Soft fingers.

Gentle touches.

The beat of a heart.

(It’s nearly satisfied when she sees her smile.)

The third;

She saw her by the ocean’s shore

and her chest felt like it was  being

destroyed.

Jealousy.

Of the ocean.

Of the waves.

Of the way the salt water brought a smile to her lips.

(She can’t have her…but she wants to.)

The fourth;

‘You watch me.’

She’s not surprised.

Not frightened.

Only curious.

That might be more dangerous.

Why?

You haunt me.

You consume me.

You make me feel like I’m

Drowning.

It’s beautiful death in her smile.

(but that’s not how the story goes.)

The fifth;

She hates her.

She hates him.

Her anger quakes.

Control is just a concept.

No more.

No longer.

It makes you snap.

She laughs at your fury.

Laughs at your power,

And taunts you about your wrath.

‘You act like I claimed it.

I am not so foolish to grasp at heaven.

I am not so foolish to forget what lies in my blood.’

(And she doesn’t. She never did. It was you who forgot.)

The last;

You found her torn,

Broken,

Bleeding,

Dying.

You pull her up.

You give her a gift.

If they hurt you turn them to stone.

And then you watch

The result of your corruption.

I loved you.

I loved you.

I turned you into a monster.

(Like you knew you always would.)

- A Series of Immortal Lovers (3 /?) / Medusa and Athena // L.H.Z

Thoughts on Season 3

The Good:

  • The Galra generals are a badass bunch of ladies and I literally cannot wait for them to be on screen again. Literally every single one was interesting and had a distinct personality. I am 100% convinced  Acxa is Keith’s sister.
  • Lotor is an awesome villain. Like, wow, I was not expecting to like him that much, or at all really, but he’s a serious guy who is going to be a major opponent for the paladins and maybe also his father.
  • I REALLY  liked Zarkon and Honerva’s backstory. I was incredibly surprised that the creators of Voltron were able to handle the story with some tact and nuance. Theirs is a love that was corruptive and unhealthy and lead to their deaths. It’s a tragedy, and I loved that Honerva is the one that led Zarkon to the dark, and Zarkon’s motivation was always his love for his wife and his people. A+ villain development
  • We got to see sniper!Lance become canon. I really liked that they showed Lance being a part of the team. I also like that they have finally been exploring Lance’s insecurities a bit more.
  • I loved the alternate universe, and the Sven and Slav interaction was a lot of fun. I loved how badass Slav was in that universe. He’s a great character and needs to be recurring.
  • We are finally getting some emotional displays between paladins, particularly Lance and Keith.
  • Pink Paladin Allura????? Saved my life????? (I wanted Black, but I will take Pink)
  • Alfor was like…. cute? And I have a crush on Gyrgan???? Blayatz hit on a male Galra??? When Zarkon looked at Honerva the first time he actually looked…. dare I say cute?
  • The Shiro clone plotline has potential
  • Dare I say Shlav confirmed???? In at least one reality.

The Bad:

  • WHERE. WAS. LANCE????
    • Since the season was so rushed, a lot of things fell through the cracks, but I think the biggest was potential character development for Lance. Just like Alfor agreed that being Zarkon’s right hand man was a better fit for him than leading, I would have really loved to see Lance step up and realize that Blue would accept Allura and he was needed in the Red Lion. I would have loved to see the conversation between him and Blue where he says goodbye (for now). Instead, we have Blue refuse to open up to him in the middle of a battle (which I think is more a quality of Red) which put the team in danger.
  • Coran had, like, 1 line. Coran needs more attention, he’s a very interesting character, and all too often he’s written off as solely comic relief.
  • Spending a whole episode on Shiro’s time alone didn’t add anything to the plot. His stay on the ice planet did nothing to further the story, and didn’t hint as to whether or not he is actually Shiro. All it did was muddy the plot.
  • Did not see enough Hunk or Pidge.
  • I’d also like a little more Allura time, too, thanks.
  • We’re finally getting to see some emotional interactions between paladins, but it’s not enough. Lance and Keith had a few talks, but where’s Allura and Hunk’s bonding moment? How is Pidge doing? She’s lost both Matt and Shiro?? There needs to be a lot more emotion happening.

The Ugly:

  • It seems like the writers don’t have an endgame. From a narrative standpoint, this season (and the whole show, really) makes no sense. It doesn’t follow the traditional hero’s narrative, which I think for this case, would have worked out a lot better. Because they were a bit lazy and cut the season in half, this season didn’t move the plot anywhere. Because 2 of the 7 episodes were episodes about characters never met before, the main plot was lost and stunted.
  • What makes a story good is the action, consequences, and reaction. The best stories can take have a single action have lasting consequence for years (seasons, chapters–whatever). Voltron has yet to explore any consequences in a significant way.
    • Coran and Allura are literally the last of their kind. There is no way to get over that immeasurable grief and they do both characters an incredible disservice by not exploring that more.
    • Shiro was gone. We got to see some consequences but they barely scratched the surface. They had to switch around Lions and Keith became leader. But we really only get 2 episodes of barely any explanation. It’s devastating to lose your leader, and Keith’s learning curve was ridiculous. He made 1 single mistake and then all of the sudden was as good a leader as Shiro.
    • Shiro came back after being gone for some time. This, too, has significant emotional impact and the consequences of this return should last a long time and be a point of conflict. 
  • I hated the origin story of the Lions and have retconned it already. It’s a horrible narrative choice for a lot of reasons.
    • The first one is the dichotomy between Altean=good, Galra=bad. The writers tried to address this by introducing the Blades of Marmora and the alternate universe Alteans. But at the same time they still keep hitting us over the head with the Alteans as pure, white, good, light imagery and the Galra as evil, dark, and bad. Why couldn’t the Lions be their own entity, created by themselves or by an outside force? 
    • This means that there has only been one set of Paladins before the show. Since the universe is, y’know, massive and time is relative there is no way that Voltron would have become a universal “legend” over a single lifespan. There should be countless Paladins before even Alfor and Zarkon (think Avatars from ATLA).
    • Having Alfor as the sole creator of the Lions rings so, so false. First of all, they claim he’s an alchemist… so like engineering isn’t really a part of that. Second of all, the Lions have their own sentience. This elevates Alfor to a literal god-like figure. He created life. And that just doesn’t fit the story at all. This was a huge huge narrative mistake.

Overall Review: Better than season two but still lacking. Not a bad season, but a directionless one. Rushed and choppy,  5/10

“Imagine in Conquest if when Takumi had jumped off the wall in chapter 23, he just died there and then. But of course, the one to find him isn’t Corrin, but a distressed Sakura. not only that but using her distress, the being that possesses him now possesses Sakura, prompting her to take up the Fujin Yumi and run away, since she’s a priestess by now she can use bows after all. Now cut to the end of chapter 27, the one who attacks Corrin, bow in hand and uttering the words “Betrayal… I am betrayal!” isn’t Takumi, but Sakura, someone who was promised safety by Corrin and in the end betrayed, someone who watched her brother die, someone who didn’t want to be powerless to save the ones she loved, someone corrupted by her selfless desires to save people, and it would make the fight against her in the endgame more heart-wrenching than Takumi’s plus imagine a queen Hinoka sitting in an empty throne room, her whole family dead, just a bitter shell of who she was, struggling to forgive Corrin, the person she took up arms to save who had ended up causing the death of her family.” – ( @epictacticianjay )