He famously defended fairy stories against those who said they told children that there were monsters; children already knew that there are monsters, he said, and fairy stories teach them that monsters can be killed.
Lauren isn’t expecting much from her twenty second
birthday. All the important milestones had already passed, all of them leaving
her empty handed. No Hogwarts letter had arrived on her eleventh birthday, no
mermaid tail had appeared on her thirteenth. The enormously prophetic sixteenth
year – the year famously known for having destinies foretold, for being
kidnapped by gods, for falling into a ridiculous love triangle – had come and gone
with nothing of note. The most magical part of her twenty first birthday had
been that’d she’d manage to consume that amount of alcohol without dying
No grand epics begin on the day of someone’s twenty
This is because of those unlucky enough to be chosen
at this tender age – most don’t ever make it back.
Dead men tell no tales, after all.
(Dead women do. The bones and bubbling corpses of
hundreds of daring, unfortunate women are screaming warnings and fury at the
next girl to join their ranks of the lost and forgotten.
But no one listens to a woman’s screaming.
No one will listen to your screaming either.
Sorry, dear. )
She wakes up and goes to the bathroom to get ready
for the day.
This is a hasty decision, of course, although she
does not know it at the time.
This may be her last morning. If she’d known, maybe
she would have savored it. Snuggled into her warm sheets, pressed her face into
the softness of her pillow, pulled the comforter about her bare shoulders, the
most instinctual and simple of comforts.
But then again. Maybe not.
There is also an instinctual, twisted pleasure in
ripping off the bandaid.
Inspired by @edorazzi‘s BEAUTIFUL little OCs Amun and Carter and all of their antics, Miraculous’ titular character Chat Noir AKA Adrien and his affliction with feathers, and my recent jackpot of allergies. Enjoy!
would say his luck with the accursed food was dismal at best.
as he learned since his revival, were not, in fact, cursed but some sort of
chemical thing, as Angelo put it, caused him to have a reaction in his immune
system. Since his internal organs had recently been re-growing, that meant that
former hives evolved into far worse reactions when exposed to the fatal nut.
luck was dismal because, even after learning of this and learning enough
English reading to avoid it, they were in France, and, therefore, French was
written everywhere. Amun hadn’t even thought to ask someone to read it to him -
he knew the language of French but not how to read it - when he’d eaten that
chocolate bar offered to him by one of the clerks at the museum.
not for Angelo’s quick grab for the Epinephrine pen upon seeing Amun go red and
begin to wobble from dizziness, this might have been his second death.
Second season of sarcastic human trash-bag getting stuck in RPG-world while baby-sitting narcissistic, exhibitionistic (self-proclaimed?) water-goddess who attracts trouble in all kinds of forms, an eccentric pyromaniac with a one word catch-phrase and a
noblewoman turned masochistic crusader.
4th or possibly 8th season of silverhaired, dead-eyed
samurai with sugar addiction who starts an odd-jobs and hires a pair of
glasses and a Chinese red-head from outer space…
Bread-loving and chain-smoking blonde is somehow involved in a political plot while also being stalked by his photographer best
friend who loves chocolate and is most probably in love with him.
Laid back chick makes drunken promise and is visited by magical
dragon/cute maid. They become soul-mates and adopt fluffy dragon
who’s also an adorable, bug-eating little girl who tried to f*** her classmate once… There’s also this other dragon/demon with heterochromiadic eyes and gag boobs who sexually harasses a 9 year old boy… and another
dragon/demon/butler turned otaku who moves in with a human otaku and they live
happily ever after. The end.
Tiny dude gets roped into playing rugby with
a bunch of 35-year old-looking actually 16-18 year olds while befriending a
huge, blond meek kid.
Modern day asshole gets pushed in front of train
by dude who hates him, has an argument with a religious entity, and is reborn as
a magical girl in not-Europe during not-WW2.
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu 2:
Second season of story stand-up-comedy - while sitting and not always making you laugh!
Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga:
Not really second season but more of a retelling of the last half of the first season but it’s still 15-year old child of satan trying to kill satan
with the help of his megane younger twin brother who’s also his
teacher/baby-sitter, their mutual love-interest who’s an air-head and loves
flowers, those three guys from Kyoto and fox tamer/tiny eyebrows tsundere-girl.
Interview with Monster Girls:
Bulky dude who’s apparently a biology teacher
conducts interviews with super-natural beings, who exists but are really rare, but still no one seems to give them a second glance.
Sengoku Choujuu Giga:
Historical Japanese figures portrayed as various animals in stories based on most probably not historical facts.
Tales of Zesitira the x 2:
Second season of visually interesting but otherwise boring
anime about dude and his life partner going out to fight the evil of the world
which is conveniently manifested in the form of dragons, dementors and bronze-colored
smoke. They’re helped by a sassy kid with an umbrella, exposition fire-lady,
pacifistic princess in tiny shorts and red head with more personality than everyone combined.
3-gatsu no lion:
17-year-old professional shogi player and his wacky
adventures feat. emotionally supportive infant, shogi-players, the best teacher ever and a mean evil stepsister.
Gundam IBO 2:
Second season of characters dying and ships sinking.
Little witch academia:
Trouble-making muggle girl with no chill and a celebrity
crush enrolls in school for witches where she befriends a Twilight-fan and mushroom