mannerism is the best

cinderella: redo

so i was watching cinderella while doing my nails and waiting for them to dry which was clearly a Mistake because now i can’t help but think -

the evil stepmother was always evil, okay. say her abuse of her own daughters was different than that of cinderella’s - but it was still abuse. giving them impossible expectations, telling them they were never good enough, never pretty enough, never smart enough. and then she gets married, and anastasia and drizella are ecstatic because this man seems kind and warm and maybe just maybe he can temper their mother, maybe with him around she won’t be so cruel. so they’re on their very best behavior in the beginning, they do just as their mother taught - they trot out their best upper court manners in an attempt to get their new stepfather to like them. but it just comes off as cold and snooty and they’re trying, they are, they’re just bad at it. and they see how he is with cinderella, the smiling girl their own age, and they are jealous. they don’t mean to be, they try not to be, they know it isn’t becoming of young ladies. but she gets hugs and kisses and affection and they get rulers slapped on their hands when they reach for desert and sharp jabs to their sides when they slouch and - soon they hate cinderella, not for anything she’s done, but for what she has and they dont

but then her father dies. and it’s all a tumble of things and cinderella is crying and they’ve lost their only chance at escaping their mother’s clutches and it’s terrible. and everything settles and there’s no reason to be jealous anymore but resentment is hard to let go of and they don’t know what to do. they’re only kids too after all. and they’re so terribly bad at comforting people, they can do flowery words and know all the right bows but cinderella is so sad and they just don’t know what to do with that, because they’re supposed to be sisters but they’re not even friends

and slowly but surely their mother starts abusing cinderella, starts making her a maid in her own home, and she’s their mother, what are anastasia and drizella supposed to do? she rules them with an iron fist, and cinderella doesn’t even like them anyway, it’s none of their business.

except one night anastasia crawls into her sister’s bed in the middle of the night and wakes her up. “i was thirsty,” she explains, eyes wide and shiny, and they’re bad at this with other people but drizella has no problems with pulling anastasia into her arms. the younger girl clutches her sister and continues, “i was thirsty and i went down to the kitchen to get some water and - and cinderella is still up! she’s doing the dishes, and she should be asleep, mom is going to make her make breakfast in the morning and -” she cuts herself off with a hiccup and whispers, “it’s not fair.”

“life isn’t fair,” drizella says, echoing one of their mother’s favorite phrases. but her sister is staring at her with wet eyes, and it’s not like their mother is likely to get up before sunrise anyway, she hates waking up, so she pulls herself and anastasia out of bed and off they go.

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Got7 as types of princes

Mark: the hidden away prince. Had a curse placed on him when he was born. Sneaks out of the palace and uses a fake name to adventure around. Sounds really good when announcing royal proclamations.

JB: the cool prince. Appears to be scary and there’s rumors that he slayed a dragon when he was three. Is actually a sweetheart that bows to palace staff.

Jackson: the travelling prince. Speaks more languages than all their diplomats combined. Very involved in politics and often goes out to visit his citizens. Everyone has a crush on him.

Jinyoung: the scholarly prince. Has read everything in the royal library twice. Funny at royal balls and has the best manners. Doesn’t return babies he’s handed to kiss.

Youngjae: the soft prince. Really awkward about royal duties. Prefers to be in the gardens or music hall. Attracts woodland creatures.

BamBam: the pretty prince. Designers would kill to dress him. Has at least four closets. Throws great parties. If he pierces his ears, so does everyone else.

Yugyeom: the nice prince. Choreographed the latest ballroom dance. Sipped champagne once and got found in the dungeons. Cares a lot for his citizens and is honest in nation reports.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for writing Cullen?

Let me first start out by saying that he comes easiest to me because we’re very similar people. That doesn’t help anybody, so I hope I’ve articulated some tips that work well. This is purely how I view the character, so all opinions and observations are my own. If they help veer you into the right direction, bully. If not, then just ignore.

He’s a busy guy.
First, I recommend listening to his banter. It’s established in Inquisition that he is married to his job, hyper-focusing for hours or even days without rest. He’s curt with his page and peppers his lines with sighs of indignation and annoyance. He isn’t someone who likes to or even can drop what he’s doing to concentrate on something else at will. His dialogue varies depending on how “in the zone” he is.

He uses contractions sparingly.
He tends to veer toward a more formal manner of speech, though not nearly as much as Solas. The best way I can think to word it is try to find a more polite way of saying something. (”D’you wanna… vs. “Perhaps you would like to…)

  • “With what? They have only words at their disposal.”
  • “At first they merely humored me, but I must have shown promise.”
  • “I was not sorry to leave at the time. I did not expect to return. Now – between the Divine’s murder and the Breach – I’ve arrived to find nothing but chaos.”
  • “Few who survived the Blight have fond memories of that time. I would prefer not to speak of it.”
  • “Is it? I hope they’re right about you. We’ve lost a lot of people getting you here.”

-I’ve noticed he tends to use more contractions when under pressure or stress. This fits very well into his busy-body persona. Reading his notes on the War Table is a good reference, as well.

He’s nostalgic.
His dialogue is rife with fond memories of happier times. Heck, he even has a side quest named that. When he’s reminiscing, he’s more open to expression and laughter.

  • (Laughs.) “I wanted to be. I wasn’t always successful. Watching a candle burn down while reciting the Chant of Transfigurations wasn’t the most exciting task. I admit, my mind sometimes wandered.”
  • (Smiling.) “The poor recruit ran into the dining hall in nothing but his knickers!”

-Get more liquor in him and his guard goes way down. Keep in mind that he still maintains his same speech pattern when inebriated. Look at the difference between him at the start of the Wicked Grace scene toward the end:

  • “You seem to have enough people. I have a thousand things to do.”
  • (When the Inquisitor asks for another round of drinks.) (Smiling.) “I’ll get them! Don’t start without me!”

He’s prone to a black and white manner of thinking.
I can go on about my asperger’s headcanon, but putting that aside, he’s a character who sees himself and the world around him as polar opposites, and this tendency feeds into his need to be perfect (ie defeat Corypheus by raising a massively successful army, free from lyrium). This comes out during his Perseverance quest. What’s his response to suffering withdrawal and trying to put in a resignation? Anger. A meltdown. Punching a wall. He likes to feel in control, and loses his temper when he feels caged.

He panics when people go “off script.”
Seriously, when was a time Cullen succeeded with language? He’s purely a man of action, and seems to keep himself centered on a particular subject. (Should you choose his first flirt option and ask to hear his lecture you’ll see it right away.) When people veer from it, he becomes flustered. I’m afraid I only have romance dialogue examples of this.

Cullen: Inquisitor! We were…
Leliana: Eagerly awaiting your presence…some more than others.
Cullen: I wasn’t…I mean, I was…we have work to do.

Inquisitor: “A life of service and sacrifice. Are templars also expected to give up… physical temptations?”
Cullen: “Physical? Why…” (Clears throat.) “Why would you… That’s not expected. Templars can marry – although there are rules about it, and the Order must grant permission… Some may choose to give up more to prove their devotion, but it’s, um, not required.”
: “Have you?”
Cullen: “Me? I… um… no. I’ve taken no such vows. Maker’s breath – can we speak of something else?”

He has a dry, exhausted wit.
He actually tries jokes. They are just subtle and sarcastic. I find his sense of humor similar to Blackwall’s, though the latter is more warm and welcoming.

  • “While I was there, Qunari occupied and then attacked the city, the viscount’s murder caused political unrest, relations between mages and templars fell apart, an apostate blew up the Chantry, and the Knight-Commander went mad. Other than that, it was fine.”
  • “At this point, the headache I’m developing is preferable to the company.”

He’s not going to say sorry…until he does.
This is specifically pertaining to his romance arc, but if you choose to write it it’s good to note that while he remains unapologetic in his worldviews, when it comes to consent and his partner’s comfort? It’s a different picture. 

  • (After kissing Inquisitor.) “I’m sorry.”
  • ”Does it bother you?”
  • ”I didn’t mean to worry you.”

Stims, glorious stims.
Make use of his stance: arms crossed, guarded, clutching his sword. The way he flexes his neck or rubs at the base of his skull. The shifting of his feet. Pinching the bridge of his nose. There are characters like Cassandra or Solas who stand perfectly still in conversation, arms crossed behind their back in scenes. Cullen’s body language is far more expressive, and indicative of his level of comfort (or discomfort).

These are my daddy's rules for me, but you can use them too if you want

Revised Rules:
1. Daddy knows what’s best. Listen to him always
2. Use manners in public. “Please” and “Thank you” are mandatory
3. Clean up after your messes. Including toys and stuffies
4. Bedtime is 11 unless daddy says otherwise
5. No swearing
•First time is a warning
•Any time after is a spank
6. Daddy must always approve what you’re wearing
7. No being bratty in public
8. No pouty face to get your way
9. No boys who don’t show respect for yours and daddy’s relationship
10. No texting/Snapchatting/Instagram Chatting to any boys unless daddy approves
11. Respect yourself - no hurting yourself or telling yourself you aren’t pretty enough, daddy already thinks you’re beautiful
12. Hygiene is important. Showers and brushing teeth, etc. must all be done accordingly
13. You belong to daddy and nobody else
14. Always accept daddy’s affections
15. Always be honest with daddy, don’t hide anything. This is among the most hurtful of all the things you can do to daddy
16. Accept punishments and “no” like a good girl
17. Daddy bear loves you little princess. 💜

bts as anime/manga characters: kim seokjin as tamaki suoh/ouran high school host club.

“Tamaki Suoh is the illegitimate son of Ouran Academy’s Chairman, Yuzuru Suoh, and the president of the Ouran Host Club. Although his outward manner would be best described as flamboyant, egotistical and dramatic he is, in fact, a young man dedicated to his studies, his friends, and his duties as a host. He is considered the “Princely” type, entertaining his female clients with upper-class etiquette and shameless flattery.”

Dating Steve Rogers Would Include...

☆ Whenever you are together in public, he enjoys kissing you on your knuckles to show affection.

☆ Steve would offer his leather jacket to you if he sees that you’re cold. He finds that you look a lot better in the jacket than him.

☆ He’s very protective of you. He’ll try to protect you at all costs.

☆ If Steve wakes up before you, he’ll wake you up with a sweet, good smelling breakfast

☆ He enjoys telling you stories of what happened in the past, but he tries to steer clear of the war as it brings him bad memories.

☆ Steve lights up when he sees you enter the room. He’ll immediately make room for you wherever he’s sitting.

☆ He says that he’s too old for you, but you always shut him up with a kiss.

☆ Steve literally has the best manners ever. He’s a perfect type of gentleman.

☆ You try to show him how to use an iPhone for facetime, but he’s still very confused. He loves emojis though.

☆ Lots of cuddles. He’s the big spoon of course.

☆ He will take you on weekly rides around the city on his motorcycle. You both love exploring and finding new places.

☆ Steve uses you as a weight when exercising.

☆ When he believes you to be asleep, he’ll whisper “I love you” over and over again.

☆ Steve and you sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” together.

A/N: I love Chris Evans, Steve Rogers, and Captain America so much! Ah, so cute. 

  • Person: you have such a quirky personality, and I think your mannerisms are cute :)
  • Me: thanks, I borrowed them from my coworker, best friend, and the main character of the tv show I've been watching recently.

Albus looks so tight and tense and unhappy so much of the time. And around Harry he has all these expressions of pure disgust and disdain, like he already know what his dad’s reaction to him is going to be and he hates it. Like he hates everything to do with the situation, and everything to do with life with Harry and the Potter legacy in it.

But then when he’s around Scorpius he just completely relaxes. He smiles all the time, at Scorpius’s mannerisms, at his terrible jokes and puns. He just delights in his best friend. And he shines. His eyes light up, and when he smiles the corners of his eyes go all crinkly with joy. Scorpius Malfoy lights up Albus Severus Potter’s life like the sun coming out, and I’m never going to get over it.

Misery // Carl Grimes

Summary: the reader is left devastated after the death of her older brother, Glenn.

Originally posted by lets-letmeimagine-posts

It had been 5 days since your older brother Glenn was murdered and you missed him more than anything, from his hugs to his carefree, selfless manner.
You tried your best to remember all the good memories from when he was still living and breathing but your mind always hit you with the harsh, brutal memory of his death.

It was still so vivid. The way the bat hit him directly in the middle of the skull, the impact causing his eyeball to practically burst from his head. The way the pain practically dripped from his words as he said one last ‘i love you’ to not only you but Maggie, his wife and mother to his child.

Carl had gone to great lengths to cheer you up but nothing had worked, not even the expired yet delicious chocolate he’d managed to snatch up for you on a run only a day or two ago.
The movie day you two had worked for a few hours. 5 hours of Harry Potter could only go so far for a grieving sister.

It’d only been minutes (or so you thought) before you felt a fresh set of tears coming on, without a worry you let them spill.
You gripped harshly onto your already soaked pillow and tucked your knees against your chest all the while trying to keep your breathing even.

You remembered when Glenn use to hold you during breakdowns and rock you back and forth until you calmed down enough. It’s true when they say you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.

You barely noticed Carl rush into the room and slide into the bed next to you, wrapping his arms securely around your waist and pulling your shaking figure closer.
His soft words only managed to calm you down to an extent.

“I know you miss him, i do to” Carl said softly while running his fingertips over your arm"

“I-i needed him, that man j-just took him f-from me” You sad in between unnatractive sobs

“We’ll get revenge, i promise” Carls arms tightened around you “I’m here. Every step of the way i am going to be here”

  • written in response to this post.
  • Te users don’t gravitate towards what is quick on merit of the fact it is fast. They prefer a working system that is organised and if you think they work quickly, it’s because they have planning and systems that help them to be good at what they do. I also don’t believe Te is ‘obvious’ so much as it is ‘straight-forward’. 
  • Ti users are able to intake information and analyse things down into cleverly segmented and accurate parts, like a talented surgeon. Getting to the root of the problem is only a part of the process - information and perfecting analysis are also important aspects. 
  • Fe users don’t necessarily value the outcome for everyone equally, but they do care that everyone is able to coexist in a positive manner, and generally want and can understand what is best for those around them. 
  • Fi users are not driven by comfort. They care for their comfort, but that is a category of what is within their likes. They are driven by self expression and what is right, and if these two factors do not align it can cause great distress. Saying Fi is driven by comfort is like saying Fi is driven by cats because a lot of Fi users really care about cats. 
  • Ne users generally don’t care to fit in with the broader picture. Ne looks to expand the broader picture, and use the information from the broader picture that they are already aware of to create more ideas, and then apply these ideas and general theoretical principals to their situation. They connect problematic factors with far-fetched ideas for what can solve them, and are skilled at this.
  • Ni users are compelled by a purpose to accomplish their goals, and are willing to work hard to accomplish them, both for themselves and for the people they know it will affect. They care a lot about the process it takes to get them there, and if the process does not comply with what they feel is right for their person, they will find unconventional tactics to accomplish goals that may not take them to where they want to be, but will line them up appropriately to chase their end-game. (also, some of their end games may not be exact concrete just yet. INxJ’s are very capable people, but the stereotype that they have every detail planned out to the last in their lives is unfair and untrue.)
  • Se users do not just look for the easiest way out, they prefer to enjoy themselves. In the pursuit of enjoyment, Se users can employ very creative tactics to help make their tasks worthwhile. They find quick, and possibly not long-lasting, ways to do things that can only be described as creative and extremely resourceful.
  • Si users can look to past examples to see what has been effective and of a high-quality in the past before, and they prefer methods endorsed by those they respect and value most. Si users also have a sense of sentimentality that goes along with their talent for retaining information and practicality, and might use methods that they learned as a child, or more likely associated songs, such as a song to accompany tying shoe laces for example. It is worth mentioning that for the stereotypical rep they get, of being run-of-the-mill and steady, while Si users are often reliable, they are all also a little stranger than what originally meets the eye. It’s just that they tend to assume everyone does it, and so don’t treasure it or exactly recognise it.
4.07 - Agents of the Upside Down

  • Nothing has more consistency on this show than the shotgun axe 

  • mace: we can’t contact simmons
    fitz:  (ง'̀-‘́)ง
    me:  (ง'̀-'́)ง

  • Robbie feeling up Fitz and becoming his new best friend is my favorite thing. Also Fitz being like ‘Robbie, this is not the right time to be dying, I’m trying to eavesdrop on a conversation about Simmons’ 

  • Jemma has the best bedside manners ever and I think she’s just adopted her first inhuman. 

  • ‘TURN LEFT!!!!’ well somebody is a Doctor Who fan.

  • Pro: everyone freaking out about how to tell Jemma her husband fitz died; Mack’s first thought going to her; Daisy insisting they need her to bring him back; May, making sure the Director will handle her carefully; Mace, almost tenderly promising he will; Fitz, breathing shallow, barely holding it together, in a complete state of panic at the thought somebody could tell Jemma that he’s dead (he promised. they promised. they were always meant to find their way back to each other)

    Con: her phone going to voicemail and jemma never finding out about anything :))))))))))))))))))

  • ‘Your surrender is a death sentence. I’m not gonna do it to Simmons’ !!!!! they’re no longer trying to die for each other, they’re determined to live for each other! It’s a vow he’s not allowing himself to break, no matter the consequences! Their lives aren’t just their own: death is not an option because they cannot bear the thought of the other person being left behind, alone, hurt, scared, broken. He’s lived through that, and he can’t, can’t, won’t let it happen to Jemma: he’s getting back to her.

  • I can’t believe FitzSimmons invented hugging
Happy Birthday @chrismosstree!

It’s hard to believe that it has been only 8 months since you caved in to my plea to come to NYC for the Tartan Day Parade and associated shenanigans. 

I’ve learned a lot about you since then. I immediately discovered that you are a lovely guest.  Aside from being charming, you delighted in all manner of cocktails.

I learned that you aren’t afraid to make your own Outlander merchandise.

I discovered that we both love fashion (and may have had the same prom dress, albeit in different colors).

(Fuck Frank.)

It turns out that you are a much better gift giver than Hugh Monroe.

And you’re willing to stay up late talking about all manner of things.

But best of all you appreciate smut with me (who us?).

So, to my sister in snark, with whom I can share any rude thoughts without fear of judgment…

…I’m so grateful for your friendship…

… and wish you a fantastic day!


Infinite High School Host Club: René Tamaki Richard de Grantaine Suoh
Woohyun as the Prince Charming Type

Although his outward manner would be best described as flamboyant, egotistical and dramatic he is, in fact, a young man dedicated to his studies, his friends, and his duties as a host. He entertains his female clients with upper-class etiquette and shameless flattery. He genuinely strives to provide his female customers with happiness in their love pursuits
Tamaki’s rose colour in the Host Club is white. In Japanese culture, this signifies innocence, which manifests itself in Tamaki’s general naivety. In Western culture, the white rose is symbolic of happiness in love.