mix at court

Andrew: *pulls back curtain while Neil is in the shower*

Andrew: Are we - stop screaming, it’s me - are we out of ice cream?

of witches, wardrobes and wallowing: a tfc fic

title: never half-hearted, always hesitant
pairing: andreil
word count:  12068

In which Neil strikes a deal with a witch: complete obscurity in his past, present and future, for the small price of his soulmate.

Now if only he could find his soulmate.

dedicated to @wonwuo for the @aftgexchange! the prompt got a bit out of hand (it was really fun, I can’t be blamed), and it’s not very winter-y, but I hope you enjoy!

my take on Raven!Neil:

  • Mary didn’t escape with Neil, he became number 4, bc Jean came to Evermore at the same time as him
  • Mary changed officially his name to Neil Josten instead of letting him go by Nathaniel Wesninski to keep people from connecting him to Butcher.
  • Neil loves exy, but hates Riko. he quickly learns how to fake being obedient to “king” so he won’t get punished, but his attitude problem still gets him in trouble with Riko and Tetsuji.

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Courting and Wooing-Percival Graves x Reader

Requested by Anon: Could I request some headcanons on how Graves would be during the courting/wooing period with the person he would officially make his s/o please?

Kind of fun doing research on how 1800′s and 1900′s courting was like. Plus mixing it with 1920′s courting. Pretty entertaining!

Tags: @aislinsekhem

Originally posted by johnwatsonfalls

  • Graves is ever the gentleman when it comes to courting and wooing
    • Remember, he was born in the late 1800’s, so his idea of courting is completely different from modern, or even courting for the 1920’s
      • He wouldn’t even begin to think of the idea of courting if he wasn’t serious about the relationship

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Headcanon: Sportacus tries to court Robbie but there’s such an intense difference of cultures that his attempts are met with weird expressions. 

They both expect different things when being courted.

So when Sportacus asks Stephanie for advice he’s stricken so suddenly by the thought that there’s a huge culture difference. Sportacus uses what Stephanie knows from her books to help himself out. He knew none of this before so it seems rather strange but he goes with it.

Sportacus mixes her advice in with his courting and it turns extremely cheesy, but Robbie just eats it up. He loves the cliches. 

On the flip side, Robbie tries to court Sportacus with stuff he’s read about elves in old fairytale books and Sportacus just has to laugh because it’s so cute. Like there’s some stuff that’s right but the rest of it is just so wrong it’s funny. He goes along with it because really it’s touching that Robbie’s trying. 

andreilweek. day five: a fanmix

i. trouble - stripped halsey. ii. sad boy laila. iii. the beach the neighbourhood. iv. idfc blackbear. v. lost boy troye sivan. vi. gasoline halsey. vii. for him. troye sivan, allday. viii. nicotine panic! at the disco. ix. talk me down troye sivan. x. hold me down - live from spotify nyc halsey. xi. i found amber run. xii. fools troye sivan. xiii. drive halsey

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Headcanons:  A Relationship with Garak

Requested Anonymously by someone who obviously loves the space lizards as much as I do. I am so glad I got this request. Mmph. I’ve never done headcanons before and I’m not 100% sure I did this right, so I might come back and edit this later, but as you can see, I got a little carried away.

  • Garak avoids you for awhile, probably trying to talk himself out of liking you, before he finally gives in and makes the first move
  • He thinks he’s going to have to basically swindle you into a date and is prepared to smooth-talk like he never has before just so he can get his foot in the relationship-door, but you just straight-up say yes before he even gets clever about it and he has never been so startled
  • Weirdest mix of Cardassian and human courting rituals ever
  • One minute he’s provoking rather heated debate
  • And the next he’s sending secret messages via flowers
  • Garak is a lonely, distrustful lizard and suddenly having you want to be around him as much as he wants to be around you makes him a little suspicious
  • Like, how genuinely good can you be if you want to be around him?
  • The relationship stays the best-kept secret on DS9 for months until Julian finds the two of you kissing in a changing room at the back of Garak’s shop
  • “How long has this been going on?!”
  • You can’t pay Julian to leave you alone after he finds out you and Garak are ‘a thing’ (and he's a little offended that he wasn’t let in on the secret)
  • Very subtle, calculated PDA: a hand at the small of your back or his arm around your waist
  • Secret smiles when you spot each other from across the Promenade but don’t want to be obvious in front of all these people
  • When you’re in private he is the cuddliest lizard
  • No, seriously, you can’t sit/lie down/lounge/whatever with space between you, you have to be smooshed together
  • “You only like me for my body heat.” “Well, dearest, you are warm-blooded.”
  • You keep your quarters warmer than normal just so Garak can be comfortable when he comes over
  • That lizard boy is planning to marry you, mark my words
  • O'Brien and Kira thinks you’re nuts and that Garak must be blackmailing you or something
  • “You can call me Elim, when we’re alone.”
  • Discreetly jealous lizard
  • Dukat boards the station and Garak hides you
  • Garak likes telling stories and being told stories
  • “Come to Cardassia with me.”

Plant of the Day

Friday 22 July 2016

Astrantia major (masterwort) is an erect, clump-forming herbaceous perennial with flower stems up to 60cm, bearing flower heads in stalked, compound umbels. These have clusters of tiny, usually whitish-green flowers surrounded by petal-like bracteoles with conspicuous veining. There are a wide range of cultivars which are great for the woodland garden or the front of the herbaceous or mixed border.

Jill Raggett

“You humans do so love to sort and label us, to place the fae into tidy little boxes. Summer or winter, day or night, sweet or wicked. But the lines are not truly so clear, and we both know it. The simple truth is, we are not human. Our rules are not yours, and we are not so easily defined.”

An extension of my 8tracks Unseelie mixes, I’ve collected these two Spotify playlists. Each has nearly 200 songs intended to be played as a shuffled mix, and is subject to frequent additions.

Seelie Court

Lilting celtic melodies and ethereal electronica tracks. Otherwordly, transcendent music for a dance within a faery ring, sunlight filtering through young green leaves. Pale pink roses with a sweet, sweet fragrance that hides the tiny, piercing thorns that lie beneath. Gently babbling streams, icy cold and lined with razor-sharp pebbles.

Listen to the Seelie Court mix on Spotify.

Unseelie Court

Deep and sultry tracks, with haunting strings or minor key piano melodies, rich synth beats, and slow, pulsing bass like the beat of a human heart. Bargains made by moonlight, promises of pleasures as irresistible as they are cruel. The glint of sharp, sharp teeth in the shadows. Wine the color of freshly spilled blood, sweet and spicy and worth the deadly price.

Listen to the Unseelie Court mix on Spotify.

Richard and Mildred loving circa 1967. Their interracial marriage brought about the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, in which the court unanimously struck down laws banning such marriages as a violation of due process and equal protection under the constitution. 

Every step along the way to the Supreme Court lower court rulings used fallacious reasoning to rationalize the blatantly unconstitutional law. The worst of which might have come from US. District Court Judge Leon M. Bazile when he stated: “Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix.”

Thankfully, the Supreme Court wasn’t having any of it and the ruling struck down anti-miscegenation laws nationwide (the only states where they had remained at that point were in the south.)