Who is ready for chilly nights, pumpkin spiced lattes, hoodie & jeans, bonfires, crisp air, cider mills, hayrides, haunted houses, 13 nights of Halloween, apple cider, fall candles, changing leaves, carving pumpkins, and walks in the woods. I know I sure am!
The definitive* guide of Robert spending money on Aaron
Here it is, a definitive list of things Robert has spent money on for Aaron, on Aaron or to be with Aaron.
Some of the things in these categories are questionable (cough hitman cough) BUT on the positive side the most amount of money Rob’s spent was for good not evil. 😅
This post got longer than i expected, it was fun so i hope you enjoy.
How can I spend more time with bae AKA the beginning
Scrapyard Investment - The best money Robert has ever spent. He was so smitten with Aaron after 2 fucks he was already breaking all his rules and handing over 10k to invest in whatever Adam & Aaron wanted, he didn’t even care what the business was £10,000
Hotel 1 - Let’s be honest this hotel was nothing special and Robert probably expensed it back to Home Farm Estates like the trash he is. But waking up together for the first time. The heart eyes. Robert in those tight black underpants. Money very well spent. £60
Hotel 2 - Robert just wanted to spoil Aaron, rip his suit off and fuck him in a fancy hotel…if that’s not love i don’t know what is? Damn you Katie for ruining this night. £250
Oh shit, I don’t want people to find out about bae AKA the affair continues
The Hitman - If you think I googled “how much does a hitman cost” you’d be right? Are the police going to break down my door in the middle of the night and arrest me? Probably. This plot is ridiculous let’s not dwell on it. £20,000 I guess
Cain’s blackmail - What started as Robert using the ridiculously random Cain & Chrissie kiss to blackmail Cain completely backfired, no thanks to Aaron who outed him and their affair. Not cool Aaron, not cool. So now the blackmailer is being blackmailed. But the lesson is never cross Cain Dingle or you’ll be paying for Vadam’s honeymoon £5000, The grain pit at Butlers £15,000 and a holiday for Coira £2000.
Trying to do right by bae AKA the abuse sl
Sandra’s address - One day we’ll find out how Robert got all these dodgy contacts but for now I’ll just assume he used a PI. By finding Sandra’s address we got rejected park bench kiss, lake side declarations and Rob reunited Aaron with his long lost sister and gave us all Roblivion….Also my search history is getting interesting right now. £300
Bribing Ryan - What to do if you want to see justice done, Gordon locked up for his horrific crimes & your future mum in law is pestering you to make sure he gets sent down. If you’re Robert Sugden you bribe a local teen to lie about also being abused. Oh Robert, your heart was in the right place. The only hint at how much he paid Ryan was that it was the same amount as a fancy watch, so £5000
Bonus Bribing Ryan again - Leave my family alone, we never hear from you again + here have a delicious hummus and coriander sandwich. Mwahaha I’m an evil genius. Never change Rob. £104.50
How can I prove to bae I love him AKA no one else comes close
Barcelona - The first cancelled holiday and the the start of the Robron chill *cries*. Rob just wanted to celebrate his 30th birthday and spend some time with Aaron & be proper boyfriends and it’s beautiful. Flights + 2 nights in Barcelona £1000
France - The second cancelled holiday. Robert being playful murmuring into his kiss with Aaron was the stuff of dreams. God bless you Maxine. Also i can kinda forgive Liv for ruining this holiday cause it gave us the quality content of Rob dangling from a tree. 2.5 weeks in Calais, hotel only £1400
Engagement ring - I would’ve paid money to to see the scene of Robert at the jewellers, being sassy to the sales assistant, demanding the best for the man he loves. I think I found a very similar platinum ring and as Vic days “it’s perfect” so can Aaron hurry up and put it back on his finger £2695
Las Vegas - The third cancelled holiday. First class flights, limo from the airport, helicopter over the Grand Canyon, Cirque du Soleil tickets, the works. Do you know how expensive first class tickets are? But Aaron deserved this big romantic gesture. I’m assuming they were staying for 5 nights + I gave him a 25% discount courtesy of Rebecca’s mate £11,250
The wedding - So perfect, so them, but as far as weddings go this was done on the cheap. Free venue. Free Decorations. Only thing paid for would have been finger food and drinks and we know the Dingles love a free drink so let’s say £1000
Appealing Aaron’s sentence - Robs face when he found out Aaron got 12 months breaks my heart every time, he was so determined to free his husband. A decent barrister is £300 per hour and it took 3 weeks for the appeal to come through. If only you worked a little faster unseen barrister person we may not be stuck in this hell plot £10,000
The Mill renovations - This includes fixing the damn dry rot I had to listen to Rakesh moan on about for months, the fire damage, doors without handles & drawers pure white, posh appliances, the Vespa chair and all the questionable artwork.
I didn’t include flat 2 cause we don’t now what the deal is with that. Let’s be real though Robert has great taste and the Mill is the best house in the village. £80,000
5 week honeymoon to Mauritius - Seriously Emmerdale now you let them go on a holiday? After Rob has cheated and Rebecca is pregnant and nobody actually wants them to go because we all just want Aaron to learn the truth as soon as possible. Yeah, fuck you Emmerdale, fuck you. Flights + airbnb accommodation £4200
I’ve been an idiot, please don’t tell bae AKA the hell plot
Full disclosure this is the part where i become bitter at the writing regarding Robert’s money.
Ross’ blackmail - Ugh, just ugh at this whole plot point. In the end Robert only gave Ross half of of what he was blackmailed for and then crushed his taxi and destroyed his weed as payback so at least there’s that £2500
Mill Chairs - So this was the ep Aaron listed all the things Robert didn’t spend his money on ignoring basically everything i have listed above that he did spend it on. I mean Aaron didn’t want the chairs at the time but he sure seems to enjoy them now (see, told you i was bitter). Also who knew ugly leather reclining chairs would be so expensive? £3500
Burnt money- Holy shit Robert just threw the briefcase into a fire barrel because Aaron told him to! I think this is what the kids call EXTRA. And the lesson is Robert loves Aaron more than money. OF COURSE HE DOES HAVE YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION. Lucky it was all saved (thanks cute fire extinguisher scene) except a couple of hundred . £100,000 £200
Bribing Jason - TBH I love protective Rob, his heart was in the right place (again) and let’s be real no one wanted to see Aaron hurt. But he didn’t bribe Jason because he didn’t believe in Aaron so thanks for making this clear, it’s just THEY ARE SO IN LOVE still. WHEN ARE THEY BACK TOGETHER THE STRUGGLE IS REAL?!? £5000
GRAND TOTAL - £180,459.50
And here it is in handy excel spreadsheet converted into multiple currencies because i’m cool like that.
[Supernatural’s Sister Act: A female-led pilot is in the works at The CW, and it’s all thanks to the fans. By Samantha Highfill
In 2014, during it’s ninth season, Supernatural aired a backdoor pilot for Supernatural: Bloodlines, a potential spin-off that would follow monster families in Chicago. When that fell flat, fans found new spin-off hope in a season 10 episode that paired recurring characters Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster) and honed in on a line about Mills running a “halfway house for wayward girls.” Cut to fan-launched social-media accounts and a petition for “Wayward Daughters,” a spin-off that would feature Jody, Donna, and a home for troubled teens. Buckmaster and Rhodes caught wind of the movement and launched a charity campaign with apparel that read “Wayward AF.” Now a new spin-off, titled Wayward Sisters, is in the works at The CW, EW has learned. (The CW and Warner Bros. Television have declined to comment). Supernatural’s upcoming 13th season is set to feature a backdoor pilot for the spin-off, which would follow Rhodes’ character as she trains a group of young women – all of whom have been orphaned by supernatural tragedy – to fight monsters. So far, Buckmaster has not been confirmed for the episode, though both actors acknowledged fans on Twitter for their support – and, of course, for being #WaywardAF.]
TW: mentions of alcohol, has some sexual references, all in all pretty mature content but not really since I’m small
it’s in between fluff and angst idk :(
Word count: 3747
• frat boy, college! au Daniel • the most elite fraternity on campus, the 101 is hosting a huge party in celebration of summer • it’s a long night, this part is exclusive, invite-only
hey, anon, hope you don’t mind I added frat boy au bc that was the first thing that popped into my head when I read your request. 😬 i’m not the best at this kind of scenarios ( apparently i’m known as the fluff, innocence, and young love writer ) but i will try, thank you, anon. S/O to my gem @woojiniee for the help 💝
- admin L PS: very unrealistic considering the fact i have never partied and contains no dancing contrary to the title….. __________
Your own apartment complex was dull and quiet, many students had already packed up and left to go home for Summer break but just a few blocks down, the 101 fraternity house was teeming with life. And that was where you and your friends were heading next. It was going to be THE party of the Summer before the holidays had even begun. You knew it. The 101 never held back on parties. So, even though parties were not your preferred scene, you rarely missed out on a 101 party.
Being invited to a 101 party was almost like being invited to a state dinner. They were just that recognised and distinct. Despite their popularity, not much was known about them. They were lowkey yet highkey. Some basic information was that there were eleven main members who lived in the house but they had almost a hundred seniors who graduated before them or juniors they were ‘training’ to maintain the prestige of the 101. It was definitely intriguing.
So, I wanted to tell you guys about vampires and their origins.
It is safe to say that the most popular vampire in the world is Count Dracula (or, like, Edward, but that’s just pop culture). We all know his story and how he is tied to Transylvania, which can lead to a conclusion that that is where the myths about vampires are from.
Since I am from Serbia and I love my culture, I am here to tell you the true origins and first myths about vampires, which have spread across the world and changed a lot ever since.
Note: Here I will be talking about the most common vampire myths and not those originating from Africa and Asia, since they are entirely different beliefs, entirely different origns and entirely different stories.
The first myths about vampires come from Slavs and their beliefs.
“A vampire, especially on Balkan and in Ukraine, is considered a ghost of a dead person or a corpse which has revived. It was revived by an evil spirit or the devil; it is a decedent whose soul cannot pass to the other world, instead it stays trapped in the dead body.” ~Slavic Mythology, Nenad Gajić
The word “вампир” (vampir), meaning “vampire” (obviously) originates from Serbian language and it has spread worldwide, starting from the rest of the Slavic languages.
About vampires it has been written in the Emperor Dušan’s Code (1349) in the 20th clause, without naming them.
Soon after that, there was a story about a Serbian haiduk (loosely translated: rebel/brigand) called Arnold Paole (many think that this is an incorrect name and that the real one is Arnaut Pavle, where the first name isn’t a name at all and is actually a title). He claimed that he had encountered a vampire while he was serving in the army of the Otoman Empire. After his death, some residents of his village claimed that they have seen Arnold as an apparition. Soon after, the four people who had claimed this have died a mysterious death.
Other mentions of vampires include a book by Milovan Glišić called 90 Years Later, which tells a supposedly true story about Sava Savanović, one of the first vampires in literature.
After that mentions of vampires have only increased. For example, in 1923. Belgrade’s newspaper Time published an article about Paja Tomić, who has supposedly became a vampire.
Other than these, there have been many similar stories about people who have became vampires.
According to Slavs, how does one become a vampire?
The interest thing is that in Slavic mythology the belief that the bite of a vampire turns you into one does not exist.
So, if not by biting, how does one become a vampire?
Slavic superstitions about funerals and burying the deceased are tightly connceted to the beliefs about vampirism. Examples include:
If an animal jumps/walks over the corpse or if a bird or a bat flies over it, the corpse can revive
If someone’s shadow falls on the corpse, it can revive
If a person walks/jumps over the grave
within the 40 days following someone’s funeral, the deceased can revive (it is also believed that if after these 40 days the person does not revive, they probably will not become a vampire in the future; this is connected to the belief that it takes a sould 40 days to pass onto the other world)
If a person succeeds in killing a vampire and if the vampire’s blood splashes them in the proccess, they become a vampire after they die
If any of the above is to happen, the revived starts to crawl out of their grave during the night, they choke people and drink their blood. When this happens, a crack appears on their grave through which they crawl in and out.
It is also believed that people who have sinned are most likely to become vampires.
Abilities, behaviour and appearance
“According to this South Slavic belief, in this critical period (refering to the 40 days) the vampire can be seen as a shadow or cannot be seen at all, but he has the ability to turn into the animal which has jumped over his grave. Then he feeds on human blood, but also animal blood. His habitat is the cemetery, where he always returns when the sun starts to rise. If the vampire isn’t destroyed in the first 40 days of his “life”, he will, from the blood he has drank during the previous nights’ roamings, become so strong that he won’t need to go back to his grave in a long time. Then, he can also be seen at crossroads, in mills or in the houses of his closest relatives, where he stays for a long time.
Usually vampires are middle-aged people, mostly men. They have sharp canines and long nails, since their teeth, hair and nails keep growing even after death […] They are stronger than ordinary men, they can move at high speed, turn into different animals, cross any obstacle “except for water and throns.’’”
~Slavic Mythology, Nenad Gajić
Furthermore, some myths say that a vampire sometimes wisits his widowed wife and can have children with her. These children don’t have a shadow, have less bones than the norm and a large head. They have the ability to find, see and kill a vampire.
Protection and prevention
Slavs prefered prevention to protection, but, according to them, there are ways to protect yoursef from a vampire.
First of all, to discover a vampire, a horse can be brought near the grave, since horses can sense vampires. Also, ash or dirst can be spread near the grave where later footsteps will be seen, if the vampire crawls out of the grave. Also, if the grave is dug out and the corpse turns out to not be rotten, its eyes are wide open and its hair and nails haven’t stopped growing, this means that the corpse has revived and is a vampire.
How is this vampire destroyed? It has to be dug out, stabbed with a stake and thrown into the flames.
As for the methods of prevention, they include:
burying a corpse face down
cutting off limbs or the head
sliting the tendoms under the knees
stabbing a hawthorn’s peg into the forhead
When it comes to methods of protection, this is where the Slavis beliefs meet today’s myths:
a (pre-Christian) cross painted on the door of a house
So, there you have it! Slavic myths, based on my personal research. Please take into consideration that all of this had to be translated from Serbian, somwhere even adapted, and I am only an amateur.
So the idea for this came from one of @freifraufischer‘s herd of anons, and then @sometimesangryblackwoman gave some prodding to get it written. Anyway, post-ep in which Henry sends the other Regina a care package of things from the modern world, and makes the mistake of soliciting suggestions.
A couple weeks after sending the Evil Queen off to a fresh start and a chance at some happiness, Henry writes her a note. It’s mostly to tell her they’re all okay, that they’ve survived the latest peril which has so marked his adolescence. She’d want to know, he thinks. He tacks on a post-script about his grades, fully aware that she won’t be pleased about that, but hey, there was an epic battle going on and a few nights where he was out late saving the world instead of studying algebra. Surely she can forgive him that.
It’s a one-way form of communication, but it’s the least of what he owes her. Every once in a while, he pens another note, telling her about the situation with Violet and how the horses are doing and everything he thinks she might want to know. It’s not enough, but it’s what he can do.
He’s taken little Neal to the park to give Snow and David some time to themselves and is thinking of what to say to his other other mom when he hears what the mothers in the park are saying. Princess Aurora is laughing about one of the first times she used the internet for shopping. “I couldn’t believe it. You just tell it what you want and it arrives! Better than magic, if you ask me.”
“It still comes with a price!” Ashley says, and the women all laugh.
It gives Henry an idea.
The family is having Thanksgiving at the Mills house. It’s the one holiday they all really embraced after the curse was broken—Mom loves to cook, Snow loves to decorate, and Emma loves to eat, so it’s perfect for their quirky little family. The night before, Henry informed them all that he could use his abilities to send things, modern conveniences she might miss, to the other Regina, so if they had any suggestions he was certainly open to them.
The table was stunned for a minute, but soon they were coming up with all kinds of ideas. Before long it devolved into a conversation of the old days in the Enchanted Forest, and sometimes about the things they missed during the year when Henry and Emma were in New York. But on Thanksgiving itself, Emma calls him aside. “Hey, kid, you haven’t made up your magical care package yet, have you?” she asks.
He shakes his head. “No, I wanted to see if there were any more ideas.”
“Right. So this might be a little embarrassing, but trust me, it’s necessary.”
She hands him a slip of paper and walks away. On the note are two items.
For half a minute Henry wants the earth to swallow him.
He shoves the embarrassment as far back as he can and tries to be sensible. Emma’s right, probably—okay, definitely, since he has no idea what this is like and she does. But ugh, he wishes the pen would let other people write down their seriously personal suggestions instead of him having to do this.
Half an hour later, Snow calls him away from football with the guys to the dining room, where she’s putting the finishing touches on the table. “Wow, Grandma,” he says, “it looks great.”
“You think so?” Snow replies. “I keep thinking the flowers are too tall, but I guess not everyone’s as short as me. You’re not even as short as me anymore.”
He grins by way of apology. “So what do you need help with?”
“Oh, I was actually going to give you another idea for the other Regina. I don’t want to embarrass you, but…”
The words aren’t even out of her mouth yet and Emma’s note may literally be burning a hole in his pocket. Why isn’t there ever a sinkhole when he really needs one?
He stammers his thanks and hopes he isn’t blushing.
Dinner is great, even if he can’t quite look a couple of the women in the eye. He stuffs himself on mock-apple pie (Mom’s idea of a joke), and when Mom gets up to wash the dishes, he follows her to help. The others try to protest that she shouldn’t be cleaning up when she did most of the cooking, but she waves them off, knowing she likes things done a certain way.
Henry knows her system, though, so he can help. The others clear the table and let mother and son get to work. As she washes and he dries the china, she says, “There’s something very important you need to add to your list for… the other me.”
“Ugh,” he says. “I know, Mom. Emma and Snow both talked to me about this, okay? I know. Chocolate and… the other thing.”
Mom looks at him with this expression, torn between laughter and incredulity. “The other thing? Come on, Henry, the word won’t hurt you.”
The ground beneath him betrays him yet again, refusing to open and put him out of his misery. “Chocolate and tampons,” he mumbles.
With a soapy hand, Mom pats his cheek. “That wasn’t so hard, was it?”
Seriously, he’s going to crawl into a cabinet and live the rest of his life in there as a hermit.
“Have you got a piece of paper?” she asks.
“Good. I want you to write this down.”
“Mom, Emma already gave me a note with this, so it’s not like I’m going to forget.”
“No, I want you to write down the actual brand. These things are not to be left to chance.”
Mortified, he obeys.
In that other place, Regina is between encounters with the angry young king—she’ll bring him around yet, she knows—when she gets a box from her son. It’s thoughtful and kind and makes her heart so full she thinks it must burst. But in the bottom there’s another box, wrapped in brown paper. Henry has scrawled a note on it. They said you needed this.
She laughs so hard when she opens it that she literally falls out of her chair.
My poor little prince, she thinks. You must have wished the earth would swallow you whole.
When I was 2 years old, my parents decided they needed to leave New York. The cost of living was too high, they wanted a fresh start, tourists were really annoying, snow is awful, being cold is even awfuler, all the usual reasons people move. My mom doesn’t like the snow and doesn’t like the cold. (Living in New York for 43 years made her practically an expert on the cold and snow.) So they decided to move south. They’d just crossed into this small town when their mobile home broke down. While sitting in a Waffle House waiting on repairs, they saw this little real estate booklet of homes for sale in the area. (If you’ve ever been to a Waffle House, you know exactly what kind of booklet I’m talking about. I don’t think they exist outside of Waffle Houses.)
My mom said, “Well we’re stuck here for a few days, let’s just look for fun.” And they did. They called the realtor, and asked to be shown a few house. “We figured we’d fly South forever!” The realtor took them to a giant house in a tiny mill village bout 15 minutes away from Downtown. “It’s pretty old, upkeep might be a lot. And it doesn’t come furnished” she explained. “I have some others I can show you, but this has been on the market for a little while now.”
My mom went in and saw wooden floors, a wide staircase, huge rooms. And fell in love. They made a deal right there to buy the house, no doubt surprising the realtor who couldn’t have possible expected these two Yankees to buy an old country house.
Fast forward 19 years. Three children grew up along with countless cats and numerous dogs. I graduated from college and decided to stay at home ‘for just a few months, until I can afford an apartment’. When I got a better job and could afford to move, I realized I had two options: Put money into an apartment that I probably won’t like with neighbors on the otherside of thin walls, or I could put that same amount of money into the house I grew up in, the house I could live in for the rest of my life.
This blog is about that house. My parent’s house. My house. Whenever I’ve tried to change things around or repurpose a room I’d take to Tumblr, Google, Pinterest, even Buzzfeed, just like everyone else. Nothing is ever really helpful. There’s plenty of lists about small rooms: 23 Hacks for Your Small Bedroom, 19 Ingenious Ways to Decorate Your Small Space, 5 Small Room Rules to Break, Small Space Solutions, and so many more. But there’s not much for big rooms, and most of those few links will be things like, Make a Big Room Cozy, How to Divide a Big Room. And those usually only applied to living rooms and open floor apartments.
You see, what I have is a huge house. There’s about 8 total rooms across two floors. The ceilings downstairs are about 12 feet high and the ceilings upstairs are close to 10 feet high. Each room has 5 walls with a bricked up fireplace. The only small rooms are a full bath, a laundry room, and a half bath. The rooms are also connected by doors, which means cat and dogs and children can happily run around the whole house in circles.
This blog is going to be a way for me to document what my parents and I are doing in the house. There’s are only 3 people and a lot of rooms, so there’s quite a few junk rooms where things have been forgotten. There’s a lot of cosmetic work that needs to be done, and I really want those fireplaces open for Carolina winters. And so much painting! One thing people don’t realize about big houses is that yes they’re awesome and wonderful. But they’re also a lot of work. Usually they’re also old, so that in addition to Big House Problems you have Old House Problems.
Room by room it’s going to be cleaned, redone, and made better. Better for my parents, better for the cats and dogs, better for 20something me, and better for me later on. I don’t know much about houses, I don’t know anything about interior design. Everything I’m learning is coming from Google and library books. I’d welcome any help or feedback, and I’ll offer any tips I’ve learned. I hope this works out, that this blog is actually helpful. So here we go!
Oh and that mobile home that broke down? The mechanic couldn’t find anything wrong with it. The next day my parents went back to New York and got everything in order for their move south. Maybe my parents exaggerated things. (My dad really is a great storyteller) Maybe God intervened. (Did I mention both my parents were preachers?) Maybe they were fated to live in this house. Whatever happened, whatever the truth is, they moved from South Hampton, New York to small town–a mill village–in South Carolina and never looked back. We’ve only ever looked forward.