old fashioned romance

“A photo my grandparents took of themselves via self timer,1950.”

  • Venus in Aries: smouldering, seducing, unforgettable. Sets your bed on fire
  • Venus in Taurus: vintage exquisitiness, the taste of lazy Sundays
  • Venus in Gemini: cerebral orgasm, the madness of an intelligent woman
  • Venus in Cancer: old fashioned romance, life in cinema
  • Venus in Leo: she will show your heart how to roar, and for the first time you will feel the Sun
  • Venus in Virgo: your broken heart will be embroided back into one, perfect, oneness
  • Venus in Libra: flowers fall from the tongue with every word, she reflects the deepest poetic beauty inside of me
  • Venus in Scorpio: she is wings. annilhilating, devestating, rapturous, mystically tempting.
  • Venus in Sagittarius: radiates laughter of the heart, the pilgrimage of love
  • Venus in Capricorn: wise, inspirational, reverant, and sovereign, the rings of Saturn wrapped around her wrist like a bangle, promising the universe.
  • Venus in Aquarius: exciting, refreshing, confusing, everyday the maze grows, detouring into wonderland, she disappears only to return with more light.
  • Venus in Pisces: seduces subconsciously
1:59 pm

i aspire to have a love a pure as my grandparents
56 years and my grandfather is still the perfect man
he buys her corsages for every date
he can finish her sentences
he watches her move with a light in his eyes
he knows her every desire
he respects her
he waits on her
he loves her
yet my grandmother still lights up whenever he admits it
as if he’s saying it for the first time

So, when I can’t sleep, I watch old black and white or early color films. Like the kind you would find on Turner Classic Movies or so. Anyways watching these films made me realize one thing.
I want an classic film kind of romance.
I want a romance where the guy takes his time getting to know you. I want a romance where something you do makes you unforgettable in another’s eyes. I want a relationship where the first part is witty banter and quick remarks. Where you can be independent and open to love, because they now seem mutually exclusive. I want a relationship where someone can literally sweep you off your feet. Or wants to take you dancing, but doesn’t expect anything more. I want a romance where a guy notices when you look gorgeous and pays attention to what dress color brings out your eyes. And he also wears that color to compliment you as person. I want a romance where a man will sing to you to tell you how he feels. Where a guy will want to be with you because you have substance, not just looks. I want a romance where the first time he kisses you, it is because he is madly in love with you. And when you kiss him back, you feel the same way. I want a romance where a kiss is the sexiest thing that could possibly happen, because you know it is only the beginning of a forever type deal.
But maybe, I live in a fantasy world where this will never happen. Who knows.

Maybe I am old fashioned in the sense that I don’t believe grand gestures outweigh small ones. Bring me a single rose on our first date. Dance with me in the rain. Hum your favorite song as we walk just because you’re happy to be beside me. Tell me you love me when we’re driving down the freeway with the windows down and your hair in your eyes. Text me a good night even if it’s three am and you rolled over after falling asleep on your couch and realized you forget to call me. Just make me feel wanted. Pursue me.
Because I will give you everything I’ve got. I already plan to. It’s just nice to know you’re fighting for me as hard as I am for you.
—  Just some rainy day thoughts

Have I mentioned my Beanstalk romance and sexuality headcanons because boy do I have a lot of them. I would apologize for my reprehensible shipping, but I’m not sorry. I’m a little sorry I’m not sorry though, so there’s that.

Jack is bi. Jack is really really bi. Since he grew up with a huge family surrounded by relationships and crushes in every gender combination, Jack tends to just forget that straight is a thing people can be unless he’s explicitly reminded. This makes him terrible to try to confide in about your unrequited crush. He’s very casual about touching if he doesn’t get ‘please back off’ signals, and is not great at recognizing where most people draw the line between platonic and romantic touching. He’s probably left a string of crushes behind him because he didn’t watch where he aimed his carefree grin and really good hugs. (Jack gives fantastic hugs and you can’t tell me otherwise. He’s big and warm and he wraps his arms all the way around you and maybe lifts you up some, and holds you for as long as you want without making it awkward.) Jack had a really big puppy crush on Liam for a while after he arrived, but it faded quickly because 1. Liam did nothing to encourage it and 2. Bea. Jack falls in loyalty much easier than he falls in love.

George is mostly interested in girls but largely uninterested in romance. When she thinks about settling down it’s in a single apartment near a university with books and maybe a cat, and does not necessarily include a significant other although if someone brought it up she’d agree that it probably sounds nice. She had a little on and off thing with May when they crossed paths but it never progressed beyond kissing, and they both knew it couldn’t really be serious or sustainable. Everyone joked that she and Jack were a couple but they never saw each other romantically.  They love each other, but it’s loyal, die for you, slightly too co-dependent, shieldbrother love, not romantic love. Not that the two of them (and the three of them when they still had Liam) didn’t have some intense platonic cuddlepiles though. It gets cold in the mountains and George simply does not care enough to lose at no romo chicken.

Laney is demi, and was always quietly resistant to the idea of romance. She wasn’t going to go into a diplomatic arranged marriage, and she definitely wasn’t going to waste her time slobbering all over one of her peers. She has trouble relating to other people’s relationships or seeing the attraction in them. She doesn’t have any interest in touching or kissing anyone, unless she knows them very well and is starting to fall for them. The quickest way to completely lose her interest forever is to try to impress her by out-competing her, and she will shoot someone down hard and fast for it. She falls in love slowly and reluctantly, and she doesn’t quite trust the process. It takes her a while to accept it. She doesn’t want to be dramatically wooed or pursued, but she does want the object of her affections to court her and show her they care. Winning Laney’s heart is all about having her back and noticing the small things.

Rupert is bi-romantic ace, and he loves traditional, old-fashioned romance. He’s not one for big, extravagant gestures, but he’s the sort to come home with a bouquet of roses to make them happy, who never forgets anniversaries or their favorite food, who tucks a note and a snack into their pocket where they’ll find it later in the day just when they need it. He has some issues about being touched (which get especially strong post Remember the Dust) and needs partners who are patient and very respectful of his boundaries. He dated a few schoolmates, but they were always casual relationships, without a passionate spark like he secretly hoped for. His shortest relationship was with a boyfriend who didn’t respect his comfort zone about touching and sex, so Rupert ended it. He’s very conscious of what makes a healthy relationship and red flags, and he gives excellent relationship advice.

Grey is aromantic asexual. He caught a mention of it in a book, realized it was relevant, then hunted up the definitive books on the subject of sexuality, read them cover to cover, and quietly concluded that this was what applied to him. Once he had it safely labelled and defined, he got on with the rest of his reading. It’s important to be precise and categorize things properly. If Grey was ever the subject of a quiet crush from a fellow sage, they never confessed, which is good because Grey would have turned them down so bluntly and summarily that it would have been rude, and then he wouldn’t have understood why they started tearing up because he was just being informative. (He would have felt bad though.)

Post Remember the Dust, all four of them live together and they are A Thing. Is it a romantic thing? Is it a platonic thing? Is it a currently platonic but possibly moving towards romantic thing? No one is entirely sure. They’re certainly not, but what is certain is that the four of them are going to spend the rest of their lives together. (I’m not certain either frankly, I am equally happy with either them being poly for each other and Grey is there too because they are his regardless of his romantic disinterest, or being platonic.)

And some bonus reprehensible trash because being a homestuck means never not being able to ruin everything you touch with quadrants:

Jack<>George: Jack and George were moirails. They were textbook moirails, they were the the platonic ideal of moirails. All the places where one fit into the other, where one compensated for the other without thinking, all those co-dependent, fight with you, kill for you, foxhole bond, breathe in sync feelings are the moirailegiance stories are made of. And then, Jack left.

Jack<>Grey: Oops kiddo, you spilled your protective instincts all over the place, now look what you’ve done

Jack<3<The Seeress: Imagine that scene from Mulan where the guard lights the signal pyre, except instead of a pyre it’s a big pile of garbage and instead of a guard it’s me. Now all of China knows I have reprehensible ships. (You will pry this hideous hatemance out of my cold dead hands.)

anonymous asked:

Hello, may I request on how the RFA would react to more of a country girl MC who's very romantic and old fashioned? Like she invites them to a town they grew up on and such? ((If it's not too much to ask ^^

I’m sorry I took so long on this one, I’ve been really tired recently. After writing it I realised I took a kind of Hannah-Montana road? Im sorry….

Yoosung 

  • dies inside
  • You were so!!!!!!
  • Adorable!!!!!!!
  • He was an unbelievable blushing     mess when you got all romantic on him    
  • But he is the same
  • You guys have competition to     see who can be more romantic 
  • He’s new at this so you win
  • When you invite him to your     home town he’s super excited    
  • “MC! What’s that? Oh oh!     What’s that?”
  • “That’s… a     shop….?”
  • “Oh, yeah, I knew     that…"     
  • He definitely walks hand in     hand with you
  • Kisses every few minutes 
  • He’s just so unbelievably in     love with you     
  • “Wait, MC do you have any     ex partners I need to know about? Do I have to fight someone?”
  • “No, no please don’t fight     anyone Yoosung”    
  • “You might get hurt

Jaehee

  • control the gay, Jaehee
  • She is so in love with your old     fashion ways
  • And your country style
  • She tries to be romantic but     she’s kinda new to this    
  • She does find you very cute 
  • The easiest way to catch her     off guard is to randomly show affection verbally or physically 
  • "Jaehee, I love you very     much”
  • MC stop you’ll kill her
  • You take her to your home town,     which is in a very very different setting from the cafe the two of you now     own
  • You show her all the place you     use to go as a kid, and even your old house
  • She’s happy you had a good     environment to grow up in    
  • She’s also a little afraid you     might want to leave the cafe and come back here
  • You catch on very quickly
  • “I love this town, it’s my     entire childhood, but it’s in my past. And now it’s time to make new and     exciting memories, with you Jaehee! And the RFA!
  • Aaaannnddd she’s dead

Zen

  • the two of you are hopeless     romantics     
  • It’s insane
  • Everyone in the RFA is sure     that the two of you provide half of the worlds romance 
  • He’s fascinated by your old     fashion ways     
  • While he lives more in the     present, he still loves the old-style quirks you have 
  • Needless to say an on-the-rise     actor and a small-town country person are two very different people 
  • But you make it work
  • Zen has shown you his life, and     his life can get a little overwhelming 
  • So you return the favour by     showing him your life    
  • He probably does something     strange
  • Like buy a cowboy hat and     insist on wearing it when the two of you arrive in your home town
  • Like Yoosung he asks a lot of     questions
  • He also posts a lot of pictures     to show his fans and make himself sound more educated then he actually is
  • You take him to your towns old     fashioned theatre
  • He gets super sentimental and     emotional
  • A little offended because no     one really knows who he is in your town
  • Now he is known as "MC’s     Boyfriend"     

Jumin

  • Jumins not the best at romance
  • Let’s be real here
  • His idea of romantic is buying     a new dress with a diamond ring to go with it
  • Kinda clashes with old fashion     idea of romance
  • However, he is thankful for the     things you do for him    
  • And his mood will improve by     1000% if you do something romantic to cheer him up
  • When you take him to your home     town, you should probably get him to wear casual clothing
  • Just so he doesn’t look like a     stiff business man
  • Jumin is very cute in flannels 
  • He’s very fascinated with your     town, especially the old industries that reside with in it 
  • You probably have to convince     him not to buy out the land    
  • He has a very relaxing time, he     feels like it’s grounded him even more to reality

Saeyoung

  • no matter what, Saeyoung will     find a way to poke fun at everything    
  • Anytime you make a mistake     he’ll say "oh, you’ll have to excuse them, they were raised in a     barn"     
  • You could smack him until he     stops
  • But the easiest way to shut him     up by being super romantic     
  • This boy goes red and silent 
  • "Saeyoung, did you know     you’re the light of my life?”    
  • “And I love you very     much”
  • “Thank you for     everything"     
  • B l u s h i n g
  • If once he snaps out of it,     he’ll be just as cheesy     
  • Saeran is disgusted but also     happy for his brother     
  • Like Zen, he will try and find     something that is stereotypical country side
  • But he will go all out
  • You do not want to be seen with     him
  • But when you get there he is     generally happy, he gets to see everything you had as a child
  • He’s glad you had a much better     childhood than he did    
  • Moved by the whole experience 
  • He understands why you like     such old fashioned things more    
  • He tries to fit in with his     floppy disk obsession    
  • Of course, none of this will     stop him from making fun of you     

anonymous asked:

I don't know if you saw that anti-reylo screenrant thing but it annoyed me greatly. And then the writer had the gall to quote and link to thejgatsbykid's anti-reylo post from a long time ago to back up their argument, even though thejgatsbykid had already regretted and deleted it. She no longer holds that view but that didn't stop the writer from using her anyway.

Yeah, I’ve read the article. I found the argument very weak and basically rolled my eyes at it, since it’s essentially an ABC of the most basic anti-Reylo arguments (Reylo is abusive! Reylo is old-fashioned and regressive! The romance needs to be progressive!) that manages to entirely miss the point of the ship and the arguments people have for why it actually stands a solid chance of becoming canon. In short, it’s not to be taken seriously since it poses no arguments that we haven’t already exhaustively covered and discussed as a community.

It’s basically a case of the mainstream media being extremely slow to catch up, and actually being deeply patronising by assuming that the reason for Reylo’s popularity is that we all just want Twilight/Fifty Shades 2.0. I’d have more respect for the article if it had actually took the time to understand what the arguments for Reylo are and then proceeded to argue against them honestly, but it displays absolutely no interest in doing so. It’s an article that essentially talks down to people and assumes an ‘I know best’ stance - there is absolutely no interest in honest engagement with the other side of the argument.

And yeah, it’s pretty gross that the author just flagrantly used a quote from that person’s blog. The article has since been updated (at the author’s request) to remove said quote, but it shouldn’t have happened in the first place. The fact that the writer of the article used that quote without taking the time to appreciate that the author’s position has changed says a lot, really.