mermaid rachel

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Mermaid moodboard : Norse Mermaids

Born from the fiercest and most violent waves, those mermaids call themselves daughters of Rán. They wander around the seas under Aegir’s protection, to sink fleets by summoning waves and currents with their mermaid Galdr and drown sailors and warriors. They rip their souls from their bodies and place them in Ran’s net to fill her hall and when Ragnarok will come, the warriors will fight as well as warriors fallen and gone to Valhalla and Folkvangr. When they rip souls, their skin turns white and their eyes black. It is said that when a mermaid rip one’s soul from his body, the pain he feels is ten time worse than being burned and skinned alive. They are the most dangerous creatures of the sea and are feared even by the Valkyries who are their worst enemies.

Honestly like I HATE how underrated Peter Pan (2003) is because:

The mermaids were Asian

Tiger Lily was ACTUALLY Native American and even spoke the native  language 

These cuties turn into

THESE HOTTIES!!

And don’t even get me started on the music score

Honestly this new Pan aint got nothing on the old one, sorry ‘bout it

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fake movie meme → Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Rachel Hurd-Wood as Ariel
Darren Criss as Prince Eric
Kathy Bates as Ursula

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I/II Two years ago world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz published the latest in her long-time series of Disney-themed celebrity portraits.

- Keira Knightley as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz (with Jeff Koons)

- Rachel Weisz as Snow White 

- Beyonce, Oliver Platt, and Lyle Lovett as Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, and the March Hare

- Olivia Wilde and Alec Baldwin as the Evil Queen and Magic Mirror from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

- Penelope Cruz and Jeff Bridges in Beauty and the Beast

- Queen Latifah as Ursula from The Little Mermaid 

- David Beckham as Prince Philip from Sleeping Beauty 

- Jennifer Hudson as Tiana from The Princess and the Frog

- Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gisele Bundchen, and Tina Fey as Peter Pan, Wendy, and Tinker Bell

- Whoopi Goldberg as the Genie

The Heart of the Matter

It’s finally here!!!! So this is my big bang fic that I’ve been working on since July. It’s around 50k words and it’s 22 chapters with a prologue. My beta, Tasha @yourfriendlyblogstalker is the real mvp for dealing with my shit. All the chapters have now been complete and uploaded. All of them are below which brings me to my ao3 account. I also have it up on ff.net. Hope you all enjoy it! 

Growing up in a small New York hamlet, Percy has heard the many tales and legends of his town. The most infamous one being the mermaids of Mohegan Lake. Everyone as a kid always goes in search of them, Percy and his friends included. One day, he does meet a mermaid named Annabeth, who he quickly becomes friends with. They have a romantic relationship in their teens but have a fallout when Percy leaves the town for college. Years later, Olympus Electric, one of the leading companies in the world places a factory in the little town. Slowly over time, the company dumps its waste into the Lake, gradually poisoning the water and all who live under the surface. On a visit back home, Percy meets Annabeth again. Hoping she can re-kindle her friendship and quell her jealousy of his girlfriend Rachel, she begs Percy to help save her home from destruction. Racing against time, and going up against one of the biggest companies in the world, Percy, Annabeth and his friends are desperate to find a solution without revealing who she really is to the world. 

Ships: Percy/Annabeth, Percy/Rachel, Piper/Jason
Genre: Fantasy/action/drama/romance
Rating: T
Warnings: some language, mild violence
World: AU  

Title is from Don Henley’s song The Heart of the Matter

Prologue 

Hope you enjoy it! I had so much fun writing it! 

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Annie Leibovitz ‘Disney Dream Campaign’

Rapunzel-Taylor Swift

Cinderella-Scarlett Johansson

Jasmine-Jennifer Lopez

Pocahontas-Jessica Biel

Evil Queen-Olivia Wilde

Captain Hook-Russell Brand

Ariel-Julianne Moore

Snow White-Rachel Weisz

Tinkerbell-Abigail Breslin

Belle-Penelope Cruz

Beast-Jeff Bridges

Fairy Godmother-Julie Andrews

Aladdin-Mark Anthony

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And here are some instagram pictures I’ve taken of books that are already available that you might not know about! There’s going to be a couple of these posts because I have a LOT to catch up on.

More of Me by Kathryn Evans

Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

One Silver Summer by Rachel Hickman

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Extraction by Stephanie Diaz

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder

Chapter 3: An unWarrented lie?

The sun rose on a beautiful June day, 8 months since Max had made the discovery about Rachel Amber and her true form, a Mermaid. Since that time, make had spent all her time in the Blackwell academy library, studying everything she could find about Mermaid lore and anything related to them. When she wasn’t there she was in the Blackwell pool, building up her stamina by swimming laps.

Also, she was now a fully certified diver, with well over 100 hours logged into the local pool and beach diving exercises. But she needed to go out further than just diving along the shoreline. She needed to be miles further out, perhaps retrace the path of the whale watching tour boat? Because that’s where she had found Rachel, or perhaps where Rachel found her?

She already knew of a possible way to get out that far. It would require talking to and convincing a friend she hadn’t seen in a very long time. Max took her phone out of her pocket as she sat by the fountain at the front of Blackwell Academy. She punched in a number from her contacts, pushed talk and let it ring. She took a deep nervous breath.

“Hello?!” An excited male voice answered.

“Hey, Warren. It’s Max.”

“Wow, Max. This is a surprise. I barely saw you all school year and now I get a call from the photography queen herself? What’s the occasion?”

“Yeah, I’m sorry about that Warren. I didn’t mean to be so distant. I was just… Working my way through losing Chloe. She was my… Best friend.”

“Oh, Shit! I’m so sorry, Max! I didn’t remember that she- look I’m so sorry about that.”

“It’s ok. I should’ve let you and everyone else help me through this. But I just made sure that I was distracted and my focus was elsewhere. so I focused on school and a few other things. A new hobby or two?”

“I see. Well so long as you remember that you’re not alone in this. I’ll always be here for you, Max!”

“I know, Warren, thanks.” Max replied. She then tugged at the collar of her shirt nervously, “Listen, the real reason I called was because I wanted to ask you a favour?”

“Sure thing, Max. Go ahead!” Warren said encouragingly.

“You still have your boating licence, right? You can go out onto the ocean from here on your parents boat?”

“Well yeah , of course I have it. But why? What do you need it for?” Warren questioned.

“Just… Feeling like trying out something new. Underwater photography maybe?” Max partially lied.

“Huh, well… I suppose I could talk to my parents about letting me borrow it?” Warren answered, “But! What do I get in return?”

Max began to blush, “Look at it this way, think of it as that date that I know that you’ve always wanted. Just you, me, some music and drinks out on the ocean? That sounds… Kind of romantic, doesn’t it?”

“Yeah! It kind of does! Alright, how about this Saturday? I’m sure I can convince my folks to let me use it! Hell if I have to do a months worth of chores to earn it, I will!” Warren exclaimed ecstatically.

Max felt bad, this wasn’t a date, not by a long shot. Because her heart still belonged 100% to Chloe, even after her death. But Warren was the only one who she knew that could help her. And he had proven he could be counted on in a tight spot.

“Sounds good. I’ll see you this Saturday then!” said Max as she hung up and put her phone beck into her pocket.

“Soon… Please be there, Rachel”! Max thought to herself. “I need answers… Please let me find you again!”

A few days later, Max and her mom were pulling up to the pier where all the boat docks were located. Her mom had moved to Arcadia Bay to keep an eye on Max since her suicide attempt. Though she didn’t follow her 24/7, she just needed to be there to see Max off that day.

“You’re sure that you’re ok with this? Going back out into the ocean again, Maxine?” Max’s mom asked worriedly as they sat in the car together just off the pier, in the parking lot.

“Yes, Mom. I promise that I’ll be ok. Plus, Warren will be there with me. So I’m not going out alone. And the weather forecast is supposed to be clear, calm and sunny all day.” Max replied wearily, “Can you please stop worrying and just trust me again?”

“I’m sorry, Maxine. But any mother would be worried after their only daughter nearly drowned out there. And not at all by accident, but because she wanted to!”

“Mom! Can you just stop!!” Max screamed angrily as she pounded the dashboard with her balled up fists. She then put her head in her hands and hung her head.

She wanted, more than anything, to tell her mom all about her powers, what she had been through and how hard she had tried to save Chloe, but couldn’t. All those events that happened were Max’s burden alone to bear. Her own nightmare she had to live with.

“Maxine, I’m… Sorry,” Max’s mom apologized, “I know how much Chloe meant to you.”

Max looked over at her mom with teary red eyes, “No, Mom… You don’t. You never will understand just how much I really loved her.” And two tear drops trickled from her eyes, ran down her cheeks and left glistening streaks that clung to her cheeks.

“I’m sorry, sweetie. I didn’t mean to make you so upset. Are you alright? Do you want to go home?”

Max wiped her cheeks with the back of her plaid sleeved shirt, “No. I came her to do something and I’m going to do it! Besides, Warren is waiting for me. I promise, I’ll be ok.”

“Alright, I’ll stay at the dockside restaurant and wait for you to come back when you’re ready.”

Max didn’t want to argue, but at least her mom didn’t ask to come along in the boat with them too. So Max nodded and exited the car and headed to the back to retrieve her trunk.

Down at the docks, Warren was waiting down by his parents small twin engine pleasure craft boat. It wasn’t much bigger than a standard fishing boat. But it would get them to where they needed to go.

Warren then looked up from his phone and saw Max making her way towards him, dragging a rather large looking trunk with wheels behind her.

He chuckled as she had finally reached him and set her trunk down and breathed heavily.

“Hey, Warren!” Max greeted as she wiped her sweaty brow.

“Checking in?” Warren asked as he peered around Max and looked at her luggage, “Just how much stuff did you need for a simple pleasure cruise date?”

Max shrugged nonchalantly, “Just the bare essentials. We ready to go?”

“Oh, Yes we are!” Warren said as he stepped aside and held his arms out, “Step aboard, Miss! Let Captain Warren Graham take you out to sea!”

Mad chuckled and stepped down from the docks onto Warrens boat, she then grabbed her trunk and began to drag it aboard as well. Warren, bring a gentleman, grabbed the other side has helped her get it aboard, he too then stepped into the boat and headed for the wheel. Max took a seat at the back, her heart was being fast with anticipation as soon all her months of work would be put to the test as she searched for Rachal Amber amongst the ocean depths. Warren then began to pull away from the docks, and once he was safely away, he gave the boat some throttle and he and Max began to head towards the outer ocean together.

@themooseofanna here you go, chapter 3 of a story I thought you might like? The other chapters are on my blog incase you missed them?