might as well post it!

they say the crown is always heavy but i wonder if they truly know:
how it wears you down like a stone around your neck and leaves you begging for a gulp of air. how it snaps your wings and reins you in, how it takes and takes from you like the most experienced of thieves.
and i wonder if they’ll ever see what the crown really took from me:
my love, my heart, my freedom, whipping past me like the ocean breeze i’m not allowed to get in touch with anymore;
and yet how grateful i am still —
for the countless hungry strangers that try to rob me of this newfound glory i did not ask for, and how they try to decorate their precious crown with the jewels they’ll readily steal from my very veins, red and rich like rubies.
but most of all, i wonder if they realize:
each scar, each fat drop of blood, each tear is a new day their sharpened knives and monstrous teeth have missed my lifeline.

and the crown is still not theirs.
—  long live the king / nikolai 

Coda for Coppelia | Kingsman Ballet AU

Summary: Lee Unwin had been a darling of the Royal Ballet. They all thought Eggsy was a chip off the old block. But that had been before his mother remarried. (Eggsy cleans studios after school to dance in secret; auditions for the Royal Ballet; Harry Hart finds a protege.)

For bare realism, Harry, Merlin etc are all younger than they are in canon. Harry’s getting on in years but still wants to be The Diva. Merlin is technically the choreographer but does a lot more. Roxy & Co. all came up the traditional ballet school route. [READ ON AO3]

Art by @rachelhuey88 - this was part of a Ballet Au artbook collab from a while ago… since the new movie is comign out i might as well post this x___x

iPod shuffle challenge to get me through my writer’s block. (Even then I managed to write when the song is already halfway OTL) 

Might as well post it  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


The Vamps - Rest Your Love

Kuroo’s been chasing Daichi for so long, and the most that he got was mixed signals. Kuroo isn’t sure if Daichi is just that oblivious, or if it’s his way of rejecting him politely. Truthfully, Kuroo’s starting to get tired of it. How would Daichi feel if he’s the one chasing around?

Hmmm… sounds like a good idea.

Kuroo certainly thinks it wouldn’t work though. Because he’s sure the moment Daichi comes to him, he will welcome him with open arms.


Glee Cast Version – The Scientist

Daichi isn’t sure how they got at this point. One moment, they were so happy. It felt like the world was brighter, and he was actually optimistic for once. But then it was short lived, and now they’re here. In a point of no return, a step closer to the edge and everything ends.

And the anticipation of the fall is probably what’s painful, because he knows where he stand, but he isn’t sure where Kuroo is right now.

Nobody did say it was easy.


Olly Murs – Kiss Me

It’s the moment of truth, Kuroo thinks. No going back now, even if his heart is short from hammering a hole in his chest. He’s not usually one to worry about these kinds of trivial things, but as cliché and as sappy and hopelessly romantic it sounds, he wanted to show Daichi how he means it. How seriously he means it.

So he dives in without preamble, and prayed to deities above that Daichi wouldn’t deck him for it. 


Maroon 5 – Maps

Getting lost in Tokyo is easier and less hurtful than this. Because at least he could ask other people for directions, or he could go to authorities to be pointed at the right direction.

But this kind of ‘lost’ is hard. He isn’t sure he could even get to the right place, wherever that is, or wherever that will be. How do you even find someone who doesn’t want to found? Worse, how do you look for someone, when you’re lost yourself?


Florence + The Machine – You’ve Got the Love

It still blows his mind that contained in this fragile, vulnerable body, is an all-encompassing love for just… everything and everyone.

It made everything else that he’s been through worth it, and he knows that whatever they’ll face, he’ll make it through. He’s got his love after all.


Urbandub – Dim the Headlights

*I cheated with this one, sorry*

Daichi doesn’t know what possessed him to leave the noisy bar with a man he barely knows.

It started with him being caught by an intense stare that immediately sent shivers down his spine. The stranger’s dark, heavy-lidded eyes easily captured him, and he couldn’t even look away. He’s even weaker at the sound of the deep drawl that the man easily made sound like a purr, and his voice caressed Daichi in ways he didn’t even think was initially possible.

And now, he’s currently sitting on the passenger side of the taller, admittedly attractive man’s red car, its top open and the cold evening wind whipping around them, cutting across his face, and making even more of a mess out the stranger’s hair.

Still, Daichi thinks he’s beautiful.

“Where are you taking me?”

“Wherever you want to be taken,” he replied mysteriously. Dangerous, by the way he smirked at his direction as he did, but nevertheless beautiful.

Daichi scoffs. “I don’t even know you’re name.” Not that it really matters. It felt like he’s left everything he’s ever known when he got on this man’s car.

All he knows is that he’s falling, faster than the speed they’re driving.

TIL

TIL uploaded gifs have to be under 1MB in size. So… there goes about 2 hours of recording and reformatting work. Might as well just post the screen captures I took to make the gifs. @ n @ 

Unless I am just completely missing something here. Tumblr makes me feel old and dumb sometimes.

my nayme is Deen
in al the lande
no grayter dood
than bruthr Sam
and wen he falls
but is not ded

i hold his face
i lik his hed

[ oops there’s a sam version