obsession ii

#buymelodramaonitunes

  • the reason melodrama is so complex is that it simultaneously celebrates and criticises parties as a place where the rules no longer apply 
  • parties give us an illusion of control? confined in the world of the party it’s all ‘our rules, our dreams’ and we are ‘kings and queens’
  • homemade dynamite is such a call to arms for our generation okay it feels like a metaphor for the potential we all have to create change 
  • but equally could be a metaphor for our self-destructive tendencies??? 
  • the louvre is beautiful because it glorifies the tiny beautiful moments, relationships that don’t last forever but are still beautiful and priceless and are still works of art - masterpieces and still good enough for the louvre
  • also this is a song about writing a love song? ‘broadcast the boom boom boom and make ‘em all dance to it’ that is literally the conventional role of pop music? 
  • okay but hear me out i think liability/hard feelings are two versions of the same story, liability immediately after the split and hard feelings in retrospect!!!!! there are so many parallels!!!
  • let go of this endless summer afternoon vs. every endless summer’s eating me alive 
  • well i guess i should go vs. well i guess i’ll go home 
  • big mistake of dancing in my storm vs.  how you’d dance for me 
  • i am obsessed with how sober ii explores the performance of being a young adult like ‘oh how fast the evening passes’ and the references to ‘champagne’ suggests some form of performed sophistication 
  • ‘we told you this was melodrama’ could play on this idea of performing a role, or alternatively could play on the way society views the lives of millennials - melodramatic and ridiculous!!!
  • ‘they’ll talk about us, all the lovers, how we kissed and killed each other’  reminds us that this is our legacy, this is how we live forever - it’s super self-reflective and seems to call on us to consider the mark we are leaving on the world BUT also ‘romanticises us making us the stuff of myth and legend, we are immortalised forever in our scandal 
  • writer in the dark!!!!! so like to begin with that double meaning - kissing her literally in the dark / kissing her while he kept her in the dark about how he really felt 
  • this is lorde’s ‘blank space’ revenge song okay fight me on this 
  • her secret power is being able to keep him forever bc she ‘locks him in her heart’ he’ll rue the day he kissed her because in doing so he sealed his fate!!!
  • this is actually REALLY CREEPY I WANT A CREEPY MUSIC VIDEO!!!!
  • okay so love of my life supercut: every chorus is like the actual supercut playing back all the good parts back - that sunny pre-chorus with the repetition, mirroring the idea of a highlights reel playing over and over again
  • but it’s also a metaphor for seeing a past relationship through rose-tinted glasses/the way nostalgia makes things beautiful - she is only remembering the beautiful parts
  • okay but the ultimate storyline of the album seems to be from green light, sober, homemade dynamite we get the impression that ‘all there is, is the party’, whereas liability reprise suggests that ‘maybe all this is the party’ which is such a beautiful and hopeful discovery for the album to make - leading straight into perfect places, which celebrates life with all it’s imperfections and flaws!!!
Each house as: a McGonagall
  • Gryffindor: “That was very– very gallant of you” (VII) – Lowkey proud McGonagall
  • Hufflepuff: “It’s high time your grandmother learned to be proud of the grandson she’s got, rather than the one she thinks she ought to have.” (VI) – Grandmotherly McGonagall
  • Ravenclaw: “I wonder how you expect to gain an idea of my usual teaching methods if you continue to interrupt me? You see, I do not generally permit people to talk when I am talking.” (V) – Highkey savage McGonagall
  • Slytherin: “I see no reason to stop the boy playing Quidditch. This cat wasn't hit over the head with a broomstick.” (II) – Quidditch obsessed McGonagall
Unbroken and 10 More Great Movies About World War II

Based on the best-selling non-fiction book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand, Angelina Jolie’s acclaimed film “Unbroken” joins a long tradition of cinema’s interest in the intricate details of World War II.

Unlike many of the other films, however, “Unbroken" narrows its focus on the impact that one individual, USA Olympian and athlete Louis Zamperini, had on the hearts and minds of hundreds of other people in and around the war. For that reason, the film stands as an interesting look at one of the world’s most fascinating events and individuals.

With Unbroken available on Digital HD now, and arriving on Blu-ray, and DVD on March 24, we’ve put together a list of 10 moregreat movies about World War II that you need to check out.

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On Aegon III Targaryen

Aegon the Third is one of the longest reigning kings, yet we know very little about it his reign. He came to the throne after the Dance, though we still don’t know how, and his reign is marked by the death of dragons. Despite this, it seems he managed to heal the realm after the war and keep the peace.

Reading ‘The Rogue Prince’ and ‘The Princess and the Queen’ made me realize that there are many peculiarities about him.

Here is how GRRM describes him:

The Dragonbane. Clad all in black, even to his gloves. A three-headed dragon on a golden chain around his neck. Pale, lean, unsmiling. A very somber look. He looks sad, marked by the grief he carries with him. It is hard to picture him smiling. A short beard, but no mustache. His crown is a slender gold band, no ornament.

I’ve always thought that his black clothes were a sign of mourning, but now it also seems to be a reminder that a descendent of Rhaenyra is on the throne. Her men were called the Blacks after all.

The golden dragon pendant, that was passed down to his daughter Daena, seems very strange after reading the novels. We know that Sunfyre, the dragon belonging to Aegon II, was golden and Aegon’s banner had a golden three headed dragon on black.

It seems like this is a constant reminder of the war and his mother’s death, but it might also be to show people that there is finally peace between the Blacks and the Greens. A peace that was probably reached by his marriage to Jaehaera  (the daughter of Aegon II).

Another strange thing I’ve noticed has to do with the names of two of his children. Baelor and Rhaena seem to have been named after his sisters Baela and Rhaena, and Daena after her mother Daenaera. His other children, Daeron and Elaena, seem to have been named after Alicent Hightower’s children Daeron the Daring and Helaena.  

People believe that he hated dragons and it’s why he left them to die or poisoned them:

Dunk had heard the story half a hundred times, how Ser Arlan had been just a little boy when his grandfather had taken him to King’s Landing, and how they’d seen the last dragon there the year before it died. She’d been a green female, small and stunted, her wings withered. None of her eggs had ever hatched. “Some say King Aegon poisoned her,” the old man would tell. “The third Aegon that would be, not King Daeron’s father, but the one they named Dragonbane, or Aegon the Unlucky. He was afraid of dragons, for he’d seen his uncle’s beast devour his own mother.”

(The Hedge Knight)

Though Stannis tells us that he even brought mages to hatch the eggs:

“Nine mages crossed the sea to hatch Aegon the Third’s cache of eggs.”

(ASOS)

I hope that we’ll learn more about him in the world book because he seems to be one of the most interesting Targaryen kings.

Movie Affair

Chapter II

Current obsession; Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

Summary: Life as a young actress was hard, but when you get a part in a promising movie and reunite with the man you’ve fantasized about since you were 15 things get harder. At first it’s like every dream you ever had is coming true. But reality pulls you down from cloud nine as you start to fall for the one guy you weren’t supposed to.

WARNINGS: Language for now.

A/N: Sorry if it results a little boring, but I swear it gets good on chapter 3.

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Two words.

Aaron driving

Sweet baby Jesus. That was a view for the ages.

“You okay?” Aaron asks seeing how lost in thought I was. I look over at him and press my lips together.

“Yeah, I’m fine.” I say giving him a quick smile. He nods and turns his gaze to the road after giving me a look. My lips part and my breath becomes just a tad heavier. The way his damn muscles flexed under his shirt was killing me.

I day dreamed of those strong arms holding me, his hand roaming my body. And I tried to push it away, I did. But I wanted him all too badly. In fact, the only thing I wanted to do right now was sit on his lap and ride his cock to Sunday morning… And it was only Monday.

Shacking my head slightly I look away from him and take a breath. What the hell was wrong with me? I was acting like a horny teenage girl.

Oh wait, I am

I mean, I was close to 20 but it felt like 15 all over again. Fantasizing about older men. This one specifically.

“Do you remember how we met?” I ask absently smiling, hoping it wasn’t a weird question. He makes a turn to the left and I look at him again. I close my eyes to the image. God.

“What with God?” he asks and my eyes go wide. “Did I say that out loud?” I ask, covering my surprise with a laugh.

“More like whispered it” he chuckles and I lie easily “It just seems like so long ago” I squint my eyes, as if I could see the memory like a movie. “You had a lot more facial hair” I recall and he nods with a smirk. He seems to think back to it, “You were shorter and … hadn’t hit puberty” he recalls about me and I gasp dramatically, taking a hand to my chest. Causing him to laugh.

“I … I was still in the process okay?” I defend myself, and he laughs again making me hit his arm unable to control my laughter. “Stop it,” I say mid laugh. His eyes travel to me and back to the road.

“I like being friends with you little one,” he says with a smile. And to my surprise I don’t get upset. I liked being friends with Aaron, he was fun. Even if I occasionally got a crazy sexual desire for him, I liked to think it was normal at my age. Hell I hoped it was . “So do I” I say without a flinch, a smile placing on my lips.

After a minutes if silence I frown “Where are we going?” I ask, to be honest every part of New York looked the same to me. And I’d been living here for four months.

“A mall I went to last time I was here. It has a great food court.” he made a pause as he maneuvered with the steering wheel. We entered an underground parking lot. “Aaand we’re here,” Aaron announces getting the car a spot.

I bend and shift on my seat starting to take the jacket off. Halfway through my elbows I feel Aaron’s hand hold my shoulder and I look over at him. “What are you doing? Keep it on!” he says letting go.

“Dude are you new to this? Paparazzi are gonna get the bad side of that” I say putting a face. He chuckles and rolls his eyes. “You still listen to those people?” I sigh and bite my lip, shrugging. “You shouldn’t” his hand finds my shoulder again “They will make your life impossible, the bad ones that is. Honestly Y/n, live your life.” He smiles gently and I roll my eyes.

I kick my eyebrows up and lean in “Okay granddad, I’ll live my life.” I promise making a baby pout. He starts laughing licking his teeth and pushing me lightly. I giggle stupidly and get off the car, Aaron kills the engine off and gets down too. I hand him the jacket and he tilts his head. “It doesn’t go with my outfit, but thanks.” I smile and wink at him playfully.

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After eating we went over the contracts briefly, shared thoughts on the movie and talked about random things. We catched up on some stuff, and I learned he had a girlfriend.

Yup, a girlfriend. I was feeling even more guilty about my thoughts earlier. And perhaps a bit jealous but like… not really. I knew there was no reason to be so I pushed it away. “That’s awesome, I bet she is great” I said, trying to convince myself too. He showed me a picture, they were hugging in a beach, she was thin and had a big smile. I told him she was pretty, thinking I was prettier. God, I wish I could shut down my thoughts for a moment and be a fucking friend.

I was submerged in a cup of hot chocolate, trying to avoid the relationship topic when he popped the question. “What about you? Any special guy?” I chuckled putting the cup down and sighed. “Had a boyfriend for a while, turned out to be a douche.” I say looking at the bottom of the cup and snort lightly.

“Oh, what happened?“He seemed very curious about it so I decided I could share. Shrugging I sit back, still avoiding eye contact. “We were friends, he started sweet talking to me and I fell for it. He was great for a while, really” I lick my lips. He gave me silent as I figured my next words. “Then I discovered what a possessive, jealous, manipulative person he really was.” Ok I’d gotten a bit too carried into the story. Aaron kicked an eyebrow up, listening carefully, as if he knew what was up next. But I preferred to avoid that part of the story “Anyway he was too childish for me too, so I left him.” I bite my lip hoping he will buy it.

“That sucks really, if you ever wanna talk about it… I can listen” He smiles at me, I chuckle without humor. “You don’t need to, but thanks” I smile back but it doesn’t reach my eyes. Ugh, bad memories. I push those away too and finish the hot chocolate. Waoh, by the time I get home I’m gonna have LOTS of things on the back of my head.

The sounds of instruments rips me from my thoughts and I look around frowning. My eyes spot a group of people a few feet from us, some of them in an uniform. “It’s a school band” Aaron announces and I look at him with a confused smile. “How’d you know?” I ask as he stands up.

“Been here before remember?” He puts a few bucks on the table and nods towards the group of people. “Let’s go see them” he says and I stand up, surprised when he grabs my forearm and drags me towards the band. He looked like an excited little kid.

Once we get close the music is obviously louder, and Aaron stands right next to one of the band members. He smiles widely and waves at some of the boys, letting go of me. We stand for a while enjoying the different songs they play, and after a while of standing more people have come around us. For one short moment Aaron looks at me and does a face, sticking his tongue out at me which I respond in the same way and we laugh.

It was going to be fun to film with him once again. I could feel it.

But oh boy had I known.

Originally posted by marvelprincesspants

I'm obsessed with Zelda, so I confess, I took this photo.
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I just so happened to bring that plastic sword with me, and just so happened to be passing the Grand Tetons National Park on our summer vacation, and having remembered that I always believed that the “one NES LoZ booklet photo looks an awful lot like Ansel Adams’s photo of the Grand Tetons” I figured I’d have a look for myself. Lo and behold, the match was made in heaven. So my brother Matt stepped back and used his keen eye to match the shot. Above is the result, which then inspired the making of this Ocarina of Time short film:
http://youtu.be/P5_VSHTXCYc
Hope you guys enjoy.

submitted by Mikie Beatty (beatyland)

hello all !! i’m lauren, she/they, i’m 18, living on the est timezone, and i use exclamation points excessively !! this is my child, ash de luca aka circe (goddess of magic & witchcraft) !!  ANYWay ashie’s one of the first characters i’ve ever thoroughly developed and i’ve grown attached and i hope y’all do too !! you can learn some more about them under the cut and pleasepleaseplease message me or like this so we can plot and love each other !! <3

└ ☆°「 mitch grassi, non-binary, they/them 」— hey, that’s ash de luca, the twenty-two year old modern day CIRCE that is currently a model — i. is completely sex obsessed ii. 100% believes in aliens and secretly researches them all the time. iii. ran away from home at age 17 and was homeless for a year in nyc.

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A.N./ Instead of answering you in a message I decided just to post this here. I mean, everyone loves a good fic recommendation post so I’m sure this’ll help a bunch of people. Enjoy! 

  • Commentarius - Lily has always considered herself ordinary. But as she enters her 7th year, things start changing and Lily starts going a bit mad. Suddenly, she’s Head Girl, her mates are acting strangely, and there’s a new James Potter she can’t seem to get rid of. PRE-HBP
  • Priori Incantatem - Can James Potter, Marauder and troublemaker extraordinaire, ever convince Lily Evans, Prefect and good girl, that they were meant to be? Now complete!
  • Flower and Prongs  -Lily Evans has become the new Hogwarts Head Girl, but her partner in action, the Head Boy, is her long hated enemy, James Potter. (Part I)
  • Green and Hazel  - Lily and James have graduated Hogwarts, and continue on with the adventures their lives holds in store for them, in the anticipated sequel to Flower and Prongs. (Part II)
  • Red and Raven - The final and well anticipated third book to Flower and Prongs, and Green and Hazel. (Part III)
  • All Right, Evans? - Part I of in-progress trilogy [6th year]: The thing about being Lily Evans and James Potter was that you couldn’t do anything without everybody else saying something about it. (Part I)
  • Dangerous Crowds - All Right, Evans?, Part II [7th year]: “As in all wars, life goes on.” -HP/HBP (Part II)
  • Obsessive Lily Disorder - James worships the ground Lily, er, throws him on? Includes stalking, Polyjuice potion and James attempting many acts of suicide such as drowning his head in toilet bowls because Apple Of His Eye Evans hates his guts. Or does she? Complete. (Part I)
  • You give me heart palpitations - In the words of Slughorn: You will not underestimate the power of obsessive love. James and Lily start their relationship in 7th year, but what happens when Lily starts receiving love letters from the Half Blood Prince? ‘Obsessive Lily Disorder’ sequel. (Part II)
  • Boyfriend - Potter was going to say that he wasn’t my boyfriend. I couldn’t let him do that. For the love of Merlin, I could not let him do that. I had to stop him. He couldn’t tell her the truth. So I did the only conceivable thing I could think of. I kissed him. (Part I)
  • Fiancee - “I dropped my fork. Did he really just say that? Smehkaleen.” The much awaited sequel to Molly Raesly’s “Boyfriend." (Part II)
  • Pregnant - The final chapter of Molly Raesly’s "Boyfriend” series. (Part III)
  • Hogwarts Next Top Model - AU MWPP era. In January of their 6th year, the Marauders come up with their best boredom buster to date - a recreation of the show America’s Next Top Model, along with a lovely prize. Drama and hilarity in equal parts promptly ensue. R&R?
  • Summer Magic - You mean to say that Potter’s family is coincidentally staying across the street from our beach house for the summer, Mum and Mrs. Potter are now randomly best friends, and they expect me to hang out with that git for two months? You’ve got to be joking.
  • Girl Got Game - FIN. Lily was not prepared to go to Hogwarts to live a life of gender bending and cross dressing just in order to be able to play a serious game of Quidditch. But that cute chaser James Potter just might make up for all of it…if he weren’t such a jerk.
  • James and the Babysitter - When Lily has to baby-sit for the Potters she never expects to fall for their eldest son. But for just how long can she resist the charming James Potter?
  • Hand in Hand - Enemies James Potter and Lily Evans’ hands are stuck together by James’ fellow Marauders…mainly Sirius’s idea. Read the story of how they discover love is the heart of acceptance and hate is the heart of denial. Includes nifflers and Marauder fun.
  • Bring It On - Nobody EVER pranks the Marauders, Evans,“ snarled James, looking so furious that even Lily felt scared for a moment, "I’ll forgive you if you grovel. Now. If not…This-Means-War!” Lily simply looked at him coolly and said, very coldly,“Bring it on.”
  • The Infamous Hogwarts Prankwar of 1977 - It’s utter insanity for 7th year students. On top of homework and Quidditch, a new humorous terror plagues the school: the growing feud between the well known Marauders and the unknown Marauderesses. Who will win the prankwar?And who are the Marauderesses
  • The Beautiful Game - [Finished] Ah, the world of Hogwarts Quidditch, the game is exciting, the players are worshiped, the commentating is explicit and James wants Lily on his team. Things could get rioty. LJ 7th year. 
  • The Curtain Call - James and Lily spend their summers together producing plays, though neither are happy about the presence of the other. With James, as the set designer, and Lily, as the actress, tensions run high.
  • Hogwarts in the Sky - Lily the fiery new student at Hogwarts, highschool for superheroes, uncaring to the schools hero hiarchy, shocks, angers and captures the attention of many including the arrogant but too sexy James.
  • Haggis from Algernon - The fic about nothing. Complete.
  • Above and Beyond - What happens when Lily and James die and go to heaven? How do they feel about being in heaven while Harry is on earth, fighting Voldemort alone? This is the story of their afterlife, and the people who arrive over time.
  • Lead on to Fortune - Neither Prince James nor barmaid Lily had any interest in running the Kingdom of Gryffindor. This is the story of how they changed their minds.
  • The White Album - James poses as an advice charm in Lily’s diary. He’s really got to start thinking through his shenanigans.
  • Little Lady - To attend the prestigious all boys Hogwarts school of magic,Lily Evans disguises herself as a boy.Things get interesting when the Marauders take her under their wing,however Potter realizes there is more to their new friend than meets the eye. LJ no slash
  • Courtesy Of Sirius…Or Was It Remus? - Sirius…Or Remus…Decide to lock Lily and James in a room in an attempt to finally bring them together. But, of course, the plan goes wrong and Lily, along with all of the marauders, all end up trapped. And then chaos ensues.
  • Deflating - She started going out with him in seventh year. Once James had deflated his head a bit.“ James is desperate, but can he really change everything he is for a girl? Well… he can try. ::It’s done! And it’s won awards!::
  • Pursuing Lily Evans - The Marauders chose to video tape their days at Hogwarts, their pranks, and James’ desperate attempts at winning Lily’s heart. What happens when Harry stumbles upon these old videos? COMPLETE
  • Say When - AU. A version of how Lily Evans and James Potter would have met if they were only two university students in a world where magic and Hogwarts didn’t exist.

A.N./ I really, really hope this is what you were looking for. I wasn’t exactly sure so I included a few compliant to canon, a few AUs and a few other ones. I don’t believe the war is the main focus in any of the stories but I know it’s at least mentioned in a bunch of them. Well, I hope you enjoy this! :)