Ametrine, the fusion between @rebelleice Amethyst, and my Sard!
I choose an Ametrine because the colours fitted for the cotton candy Garnet style I was going for.
Although both of their components are shy, Ametrine is a joyful and extroverted gem (just like maths, negative plus negative equals positive!), that’s why Sard and Amethyst love to form them so much!
Their weapon is a big sword, and their powers are mainly levitation, rolling like Jasper, and creating shields of light!
Ametrine is friendly and stable, but when they have to face problems of whose side are they, they usually unfuse, since Sard has always been loyal to Homeworld and is afraid of betraying them, while Amethyst is a Crystal Gem!
Request:@newtsslut Okay so basically can you do one where there’s another girl in the glade with a British accent and she immediately takes a liking to Newt which ticks off his girlfriend-the reader and Newt being himself is oblivious of the girl’s intentions who flirts shamelessly with him but the reader sees it all and grows jealous and insecure so when Newt realises this he just pulls the reader to him one day and makes out with her for a good few minutes in front of the whole Glade including the other girl and later tells her to back off because he’s taken?
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The grinding sound of the Box moving upwards startles me, causing me to jump slightly and fumble with the tomato I just picked. A new Greenbean must be arriving, as they do every month. Has it really been only thirty days since I came to the Glade? Time seems to have flown so fast.
Newt, my boyfriend and fellow Gardener, shares a glance with me, and we quickly make our way over to the Box. A crowd is already forming around the square-shaped hole in the ground, the group of boys chattering amongst themselves excitedly. I, too, am eager to see the new Greenie; this will be the first time I’ve been on this side of the Box.
As soon as the clanking and clanging of the lift stops, Newt leans down and opens the rusted, metal doors. Blinking up at us from inside is - another girl? Her skin is light, the colour of cream, and her shoulder length hair is a unique strawberry blonde colour. Her brow is furrowed in confusion, mirroring my own; I cannot understand why the creators have sent up a second girl, but nevertheless, I’m ecstatic that now I won’t be the centre of attention in the Glade. Plus, she could be like the sister I always wanted.
‘Where the bloody hell am I?’ she asks, her voice sweet but heavily accented. A few of the boys chuckle at her question.
'The she-bean is a Brit like you, Newt!’ calls out Gally from the back of the crowd. For some reason, her accent troubles me, mainly because she already has something in common with my boyfriend that I don’t. Her gaze fixes on Newt longer than anyone else as she surveys us seriously.
'Do you know your name?’ Newt asks gently. The girl thinks for a minute before answering, a smile on her lips.
'Chelsea. My name is Chelsea’ …
For the rest of the day, Newt shows the new Greenie around. I can’t help the jealous pang in my heart as I watch, mentally comparing herself to me. She’s slightly skinnier than me and definitely more beautiful; her cheekbones are high, her hair sleek and shiny, her movements graceful as a swan.
Envy builds up inside me, making me feel bitter and stupid and insecure all at the same time. In the distance, the British girl places her hand on Newt’s arm, tossing her head and batting her eyelashes simultaneously. I would be laughing at her multitasking skills if she wasn’t flirting with my boyfriend. Narrowing my eyes, I feel shocked and angry. Is she really flirting with him? Newt smiles and nods as tears fill my eyes. Who the shuck does she think she is? I storm out of the Gardens and back to my hut, unable to watch any longer.
When I emerge from my hut and see Newt standing outside, his fist raised to knock on the grainy wood, my first instinct is to slam the door. I manage to control myself, though, and instead gesture for him to say something, my eyebrows raised.
'Hey love, are you alright?’
I scoff slightly. 'Am I okay? Hmm, well, let’s see. My boyfriend has spent the entire day with a girl who has done nothing but flirt with him, and not once given a second thought to his girlfriend. I’m just fine and dandy, Newt’ I snap, unable to control my tongue. My vision turns red as my hurt and insecurity overwhelm me.
Newt’s eyes widen, his jaw dropping. 'What do you mean? She wasn’t flirting with me…was she?’
Rolling my eyes, I sigh. 'Shuck, Newt, she may as well have proposed to you! And, I mean, I get it. She’s pretty and funny and everything I’m not so-’
Newt cuts me off my pressing his lips to mine, completely surprising me. My words die in my mouth as I find myself melting into his touch. At first, I’m frozen, unable to do anything, but then the shock subsides and I find myself kissing him back, only just realising how much I missed him. I can feel the stares of the other Gladers burning into our backs, but I don’t give a shuck; I’ve lost myself in the moment.
We eventually have to break apart for air. My lips are tingling and swollen. Every single one of the boys is staring at us, along with Chelsea. My cheeks become flushed, but Newt smiles slightly, obviously amused.
'Alright, slintheads, show’s over, off you go. Come on, back to work!’ he says confidently, reminding me why he is second-in-command. Once everyone has dispersed, Newt turns to me.
'Y/N, there is no one in the universe I could love more than you. You’re perfect, for me at least, and I couldn’t live without you. I love you so much, alright? Forever’ he whispers, his voice slightly hoarse.
'I love you too, Newt. Forever’ I reply, tears of happiness filling my eyes. We kiss again, and this time it’s gentler, softer. We have plenty of time for passionate kisses, I realise. We have forever.
…and the first thing on there is a Snow filter being called yellowface. I use those filters, they’re not yellowface, they just make your eyes look bigger and your face look smaller. They’re just cute.
Okay, here’s the thing, the problem with blackface is that it’s got a cultural history of being used to insult and mock black people via caricature, so when someone paints their face black or brown in that style and for the sole purpose of being a black caricature it’s bad, but when someone paints their face black because of a separate cultural practice (ie Morris dancers here paint their faces because the miners who used to dance painted their faces black with coal, to help people focus on the bright colours and movement of the dance rather than individual people or faces) or paints themselves for a cosplay (like the person who cosplayed Garnet) it’s an entirely different scenario and it’s not blackface, and when someone tans or uses fake tan it’s definitely not blackface. It’s also not blackface to wear clothing or makeup that is popular among black people, and so wearing clothing or makeup that is popular among Asian people is not yellowface… and using a face morphing feature on a popular app definitely isn’t.
Before I go on, I just want to say that it doesn’t matter what this girl has done - there is absolutely no excuse to stalk and harass someone irl.
Moving on with the callout post.
Oh it has links explaining why Snow is yellowface! Let’s see…
1. It’s kawaii and an Asian person says so.
2. It’s “imitating” people who are striving for features they don’t have.
3. Another girl did the same makeup with the goal of looking like an Asian.
So, for one, kawaii fashion is a fashion, it’s not poorly imitating an Asian person’s skin for the purpose of mockery like blackface. Cultures and fashions are shared amongst people who enjoy them, that’s life. For the second one… like… neither the Asian people doing the makeup nor the white people have those features or necessarily appeal to the beauty norms without the makeup, plus individuals doing it on both sides do it for far more reasons than to “imitate features” like that they simply like the fashion. I mean, your argument is “society tells people to look like this so we try to look like this but you’re not allowed to try to look like this”??? And for the third, first off, they’re imitating a fashion style, a makeup style, not parodying a person’s skin colour and race; secondly if you think calling an Asian fashion trend that was inspired by English fashion “yellowface” then you’re dumbing Asian people and cultures down to a fashion that originated in western culture and saying that wearing that fashion is a parody of Asian people, which is bollocks. The girl who did the Korean makeup tutorial on YouTube (a different girl to the one the callout is even for) is clearly a YouTube makeup artist showing off her makeup abilities. Sure, the YouTuber is dressing up as an Asian and some people might take offense to that and I can kinda understand, but it’s not the same as blackface - blackface doesn’t even involve trying to look like an actual black person for one thing; they smear on black or brown facepaint and giant red lips, it’s a mockery, an insult. Calling it “yellowface” is undermining what blackface actually is, just as calling things that aren’t blackface “blackface” is. (PLUS none of that actually addressed the Snow filter, it’s all about makeup and fashion.)
Back to the callout.
She insulted a Mexican one time (no context for that so no idea why she said it - everyone uses insults that they later regret while in heated arguments or when annoyed at individuals, I have no context for whether she said it because she actually hates Mexicans or whether it was just one individual that she insulted, but in the context of the callout it’s being used to make her look racist when it could easily be a spat between two people that she went too far in, so I’m reserving judgement on that). She also sassed back to anons and people going after her, oh the audacity.
Whether she apologized to this Mexican person is apparently up for debate, but all of the screenshots the callout post claims to have are showing up as URL not found. So I’m reserving judgement on that one too.
The IDing outside of her race thing confuses me - are we talking kintypes or Dolezal? I’d like some more context on that. What Dolezal and people like her do is insert themselves into minority support groups and advocacy things under false pretenses, appropriate transgender language and thus imply that there’s a “white brain” and “black brain” which simply isn’t true (and has gross race realism vibes), and they don’t appreciate the culture or share it pleasantly but instead claim to be something that they’re not in order to feign what would be seen in their ideology as a “legitimate claim” to that culture - if that’s what she’s doing I’ll complain about that, but if she just has a kintype or something that’s Asian then that’s not a problem, it’s not the same situation. Again, this fucking vague ass callout is making it hard to actually judge the situation.
As for the last thing, yeah, she fucked up on that one; telling people to slit their wrists and die is not cool. One question though: why does this callout once again claim something without providing links to the majority of the claim… it says that she’s talking about one specific group, mixed race people, but doesn’t provide proof that that’s actually what she was using “race faker” to mean? I mean, this callout post needs to provide proof of that because that sentence, telling anyone to die, is bad enough, but if she genuinely does mean mixed race people then you can report that as hate speech.
…notice how I said “report that as hate speech” not “go harass her and then stalk and bully her irl at a convention”. Vigilante mob justice isn’t the solution to this or anything.
My Queen has the 5 on her left cheek and an open “Third Eye” as a head-jewelery.
Her abdomen has a white orb in the center left…around the same place the colour page of Doom showed her side all “blooded”. Maybe for fertility (and you know…her being pregnant and all) plus the orb/light paralleling hope in an easy “children are our hope and future” cliché.
Like the groom, Touka’s costume has some tribal inspiration. From which tribe and which era, I don’t know for sure. Although, Reddit did some good research on Ainu inspiration for ghouls in TG.
The fandom needs the analysis, meta and Tarot card interpretations of all this. I counting on you, fam! Time to do what we do best: overanalyze, over interpret, reach too far, imagine tragedy worthy of Ber//serk! And of course, the memes and crack ;)
My headcanon for Drakken and Shego a few years after the finale.
Since they did help save the world in the end, I imagined Betty Director offered them secretly to head their own specialised departments at Global Justice. Both of them accepted… provided that the other villains don’t know about it.
Drakken gets to build all the stuff that he’s never got to now that he’s got all the funding in the world. Meanwhile, Shego does secret infiltration work and trains rookies on the side.
Idk but this was in my head forever and I needed to get it out.
And also yes, I made Drakken lose the ponytail. I imagined him to be more confidant with who he was (plus I betcha he’s super skilled with those plant powers of his after a few years), so loosing the ponytail is like him being out of midlife crisis or something idk.
on the plus side i’m painting Henry and i’m using the same colour scheme i used for an Emma painting and it’s <3 and my hand only hurts a little bit and it’s actually fun for the first time in like a month so just to hell with everything and everyone else tbh
aries: neglected orphan who carries a single heirloom from the mysterious accident that killed your parents…or did it? aries, you’re a homeschooled jungle freak who’s a less hot version of every YA fantasy ever.
taurus: untrained rookie member of the resistance who inexplicably outlives your infinitely more talented and competent friends. taurus, please just tell me because it’s killing me - how did you know what to do with the firestorm sword and that crystal pistol?
gemini: unsettling, co-dependent twins who speak in unison, dress identically, and can probably read each other’s minds. one of you will probably turn out to be evil, and, let’s face it, either way, you’re not both going to survive. don’t worry, though, you’ll probably find some creepy otherworldly way to keep communicating.
libra: tokenised, marginalised accessory to the plot. generally far more interesting and loveable than the protagonist, but you’ll be killed off in chapter eight to drive forward the cishet white male protagonist’s character arc. sorry libra, you deserved so much better than this.
scorpio: austere elderly witch who continually lectures the protagonist on proper and improper uses of their powers. you do not, however, recognise the irony of using your own to do stuff like fold and wash your socks. oh, and kill a tonne of people. but it’s for the common good, right? your magical laws MAKE NO SENSE, scorpio!
aquarius: the prophet that foretells the dawning of a new age*. you’re probably just a cold-open for the series, but if you do manage to become a supporting character, i’m afraid you’ll succumb to the power of your prophecy by the end of the book. *sorry, you have no idea how hard i tried not to make a hair joke, but i had to, i had to
cancer: arrogant first-crush of the protagonist. you laughed at them in the classroom when their jeans fell down or they didn’t know where Belgium was, but you won’t be laughing when you realise the one you ditched on prom night is the one who is destined to SAVE THE WORLD, or something. yeah, whatever, cancer, you fucking suck.
capricorn: half jovial and half bloodthirsty faux-celtic dwarf. sometimes you stick with the hero, sometimes you’re buds with the bad guy, but wherever you’re aligned, you like axes and meat and know how to build a fire. you’re tough as old boots and you’re loyal to the very end. maybe have a wash, though, capricorn, there’s a smell of pee and i think it’s coming from you.
leo: drippy love interest. you’ve got hair the colour of wheat and eyes the colour of rain, and as for the rest - well, the writer never thought about that. then you get killed off. apologies, leo. on the plus side, assuming fandom don’t viciously take against you, you’ll live on in a hundred thousand fix-it fics.
virgo: magical-creature sidekick who has an unusually high-pitched voice and is heartbreakingly grateful for the smallest scrap of affection. you have a strange penchant for something a bit kooky and lolrandom, like apples, or hats or sugar mice. you get on my nerves half a page after your arrival, but i’ll still cry when you die in the last book, virgo.
sagittarius: there’s no easy way to say this, sagittarius, but you’re the bad guy. you put the ‘evil’ in devil and make ‘nefarious’ hilarious, with your unusually handsome, yet cold and cruel features, your swirling dark cape, and enough witty one-liners to sink your highly-guarded but easily-penetrable enemy battleship. if it helps, you’re about a thousand times more enjoyable than the hero, and tumblr’s got the fanfic to prove it.
pisces: self-absorbed but well-meaning everyday average teen, who, instead of growing as a person by realising their small yet distinct place in a mighty universe, discovers the world actually does revolve around them, and still acts like - well - a brat. you’ve got a whole planet to save, get it together, pisces.
anonymous asked: Can you do a Rap Monster scenario where one of you is doing the other person’s makeup, but it’s really bad so you get into a cute play fight? Thank you~ (P.S. This is the same anon as the sad Rap Mon one)
A/N: Hi! I know we kinda did this request last minute, but hopefully you don’t mind. I hope you like it!
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“Baby, wake up” a voice rung in your ears as you rolled over to the other side of the mattress, groaning in response as you covered your face with the blanket. You heard a deep chuckle before you were tackled on the bed, being tickled at all sides. You squirmed around, trying to escape from his grasp. He pulled the blanket away from you, resulting with you crossing your arms across your chest, as if you were naked, and rubbing your arms from the cold, frosty air. “Namjoon! Why can’t you ever let me sleep in peace?” you say, chucking a pillow at his face. “Because…” He moved closer to you, embracing you from behind on the bed, warming you up, “it’s almost noon already” he said, giving you a kiss on the cheeks. “What?” you glanced over at the clock, it was 11:58, “Oh” you breathed. Namjoon sat up, pulling you with him, practically dragging you away from your comfy empire of pillows and blankets. You could feel the cold air rush through the rest of your body as you hit the floor. “You’re such a dick, Joon” you laugh, “the first day you’re back, and this is how you treat your girlfriend? Where’s my “Princess” treatment?” you tease. Namjoon gives you an approving stare before shaking his head and walking up to you. He picked you up with his muscular arms, carrying you out of the room, bridal style. He plopped you down on the couch, “Anything else, Princess?” he questions, serious tone in his voice, “No, thank you” you smile sweetly before grabbing the remote to turn on the television. You surfed through almost all the channels, sighing when nothing you liked was on. You left the TV alone as you went on your phone, scrolling through social media. You swiped through tumblr and stopped at a video of one of BTS Stylist Noona’s makeup tutorials. This wasn’t just any stylist noona, this was one of your best friends, the person that introduced you to Namjoon in the first place. The makeup tutorial looked effortless and easy, but then again, this was something she majored in. You watched her techniques as she angled the brush to create perfect strokes on her brow and eyelids. You absentmindedly found yourself trying to do the same hand movements as her, wondering how she could have her hand in such uncomfortable positions for such a long time. Namjoon sauntered over to you from the kitchen, handing you warmed up leftovers from last night’s dinner at the boys’ place. “Thanks” you said, picking up the bowl and munching away, your eyes still locked on the simple makeup tutorial. One led to another, which led to another, and so on until you were watching videos about tattoos. “Whatcha watching there, baby?” You glance up at Namjoon who’s trying to peer over your shoulder to catch a glimpse of what you seemed to have found so entertaining. You quickly turn your phone off and place it on the table, “It’s nothing” you say as you continue eating your food. After cleaning up and washing your plate, Namjoon suggested for you to have a “Stay-at-home” date since it was too cold and wintery outside for your liking. You happily obliged, rather being in the comfort of your own home than freezing outside in the cold. Your blanket and heater were your best friends for winter. You felt inspired to do something with makeup. You only ever wore makeup on special occasions, but usually, you wouldn’t put in the extra effort of getting up earlier to put on a new face. So, you weren’t the best, but that doesn’t mean that you didn’t want to try. As much as you loved bare faced Namjoon, Namjoon with makeup is one hell of a sexy combination. Maybe you could do his makeup and see how it goes. And if you failed, then you’ll let him do yours. You thought about it and giggled, but that didn’t stop you from wanting to try. “Joonie~” You call out sweetly as you pull out some of your makeup from your drawers, placing it on top of the dresser. “Yes?” He answered, popping his head into the room you were in, noticing all the tools you were pulling out. He walked up next to you as you continued, “What are you up to, baby?” You pause, staring up at him, “Can I do your makeup?” You ask him with a smile. “What?” “Can I?” You plead, tugging on his shirt at the hem as a cute gesture to make him give in. “Why?” “I want to try my makeup skills” you say, pouting at the fact your shirt pulling technique didn’t work “Is that what you were watching on your phone? You want to try it? But why me? Why don’t you try it on yourself?” “Because I’m afraid I might poke my eye” “And you’re not afraid about poking mine? What if I go blind” “Don’t be stupid Joon. Besides, you wear makeup more often than I do, so you know what it’s supposed to feel like. If I’m doing something wrong, then tell me, okay?” he sighed in defeat, “what do I get from this?” “Well, if I fail, you can do my makeup” “Oh, so you trust me more than yourself? I feel honoured baby” he said, touching his chest “Whatever” you laugh
You pull him to the kitchen. You would go to the bathroom, but It would be too crowded. Plus, you didn’t want him to see himself until the end. “Don’t make it girly. The last thing I need is rainbow coloured eyelids” You giggled, “Aww, you foiled my plans” You tease, winking afterwards. He holds still as you do his makeup. The first eye going smooth and okay. The eyeliner was a bit too bold and a bit on the wavy side, but you could deal. It could look like you meant for it to be that way if you could do the exact same thing to the other side. You sighed after you finished one eye, “tired already baby?” He coos. You only roll your eyes before going on to his next one. Namjoon was getting bored sitting there for so long. He decided to toy with you. He poked your stomach just as you were about to take the liquid liner off. You swiped it right across his forehead, “Namjoon!” He only laughed, not caring about the black line on his forehead, “You suck” you pouted. “Aww, it’s okay, but since you failed, can I do your makeup now?” He smiled. You didn’t bother answering, you just sat down in the chair. “You’re gonna look great” he said, picking up a brush and studying it, “What is this for?” He asks himself “Well shit. I’m screwed” you laugh “Shut up!” He presses it to your eye makes stokes of colour, “Woah, this is so cool!” He says as he lets his mind wander away. By the time he was finished, you felt like you had a pound of makeup on. “shall we look?” He says, happy about what he has done. You nod and head into the bathroom together, “Oh my god” you start to laugh so hard that your stomach was hurting, “I look like a fucking clown!” You say, giving Namjoon a light punch in the arm “You?! What about me?” He laughs, “I look like I have a unibrow!” “That’s entirely your fault! You poked me in the middle of doing your makeup!” He laughed before picking up your lipstick, putting them on his lips, messily, “This is what you look like after we have a make out session” he says. You punch him again, embarrassed. He suddenly turns to you, “Hey baby” “Yes?” You say, continuing to laugh at the red blurb on his mouth, “You know I love you right?” he says as he walked closer, opening up his arms “Wait what? No no no!” you squeal as you try to run away. You couldn’t get out with Namjoon standing right in front of the door, thus allowing him to swallow you up in his embrace, peppering kisses all over your face, leaving red lip marks everywhere. You both stand there for a while before someone moves, “But seriously, I do love you. You should know because I have tolerated with you for so long” he laughs as he pecks your forehead. “Shut up you dummy” you say, your words muffled from his shirt, “Excuse me? That’s not what you’re supposed to say back” he teases. You look up at him, into his eyes, “I love you too”
For the ship prompts: Percy/Vex funny in the mansion walk of shame? Your choice for who is doing the walking and who catches them :D
i LITERALLY rolled dice to make the choices lmaoooo - a d4 for either percy or vex (even vs odd), and a d6 to see who catches them (the rest of VM + cassandra, ordered alphabetically). also, idk how funny this is gonna be, but hope it does the trick anyway <3
Vex giggles as Percy presses more kisses into her hair. She snuggles further and further into her embrace as she jokingly tries to duck his kisses, and Percy laughs along with her.
“You are a terrible man,” Vex tells him lovingly, planting a small kiss of her own on his chest, just above his heart, where a bullet hole has scarred over, “Go make me coffee.”
“Go make your own coffee,” Percy shoots back, and Vex slaps his thigh. Percy chuckles before dipping his head forward to give her hair another kiss. Carefully, he untangles himself from her, and as he gets up off the bed, Vex reaches across the bed to give him a sound smack on his bare arse. Percy barely flinches, and turns to briefly give Vex a wink. He throws on a pair of trousers and the first shirt his hands can find before leaving, trying as quietly as possible to close the door. But then –
This kid is an enigma, and it took me a while to figure out what I felt about him. From first impressions, he came across as very sure about his own beauty, aloof, kind of moody and very hard to impress. I still feel the same way about him, but seeing his personality come out through interviews and recently, Showtime, I have completely fallen for him. He’s really not as cold as people assume he is at first glance. I really do think it’s because he’s shy and doesn’t have the best people skills, so it can come across the wrong way when he’s not super bubbly during interviews or doesn’t always beam at the fans. He’s still a teenager after all, so you have the right to be moody sometimes! And the truth of the matter is, he isn’t even as grumpy as people like to claim he is. He’s one of the biggest derps in the group, and his laugh and other noises are so lovably dorky thing I’ve ever heard.
Despite his insistence that he does not have aegyo, this boy is adorable. I genuinely believe that he wants the best for the rest of EXO and sees them as big brothers who he always wants to be with. His breakdown on Sukira when speaking of how he wants EXO to stay together forever shows what a sensitive and loving person he is, when often his blank expressions during interviews makes people think that he is cocky or cold. With the right people (aka, pretty much all the EXO guys), Sehun is extremely affectionate and loving. I think he deeply loves his fans, because he definitely seems like the type who says exactly what’s on his mind and can’t put on fake facial expressions, so when he says he loves us, he means it 100%.
There’s also the recent story of him playing with a baby while in the economy seating of a plane, which shows that he’s far from the self-obsessed idol that some assume him to be.
Sehun’s talents lie strongly in the field of dancing (oh, and being the visual ;) We all know that Lay and Kai are EXO’s main dancers, but in most dance routines, my eyes are drawn to Sehun’s elegant figure and effortless moves. There’s something about the way he moves, it’s always graceful and smooth, but strong and energetic when it needs to be. I would like to see more of Sehun’s talents: more lead dancing roles and a lot more parts in the songs. SM, please, stop underestimating his talents and let the boy sing, rap, whatever! Fans have hardly heard his voice (what was it, under 50 seconds in the XOXO album?)
Overall, Sehun is one of those people that you can’t help but love. Yes, he is whiny and sometimes bratty, but being the maknae, this is expected of him and it’s endearing and loveable in its own way. Admit it, we all love his occasionally bitchy remarks and fabulous attitude, and we also love to see his goofy, carefree, loving side. It seems like there’s something about him that makes people WANT to spoil him and pamper him, and I adore Sehun’s personality, and now us fans just want to see more of his talents. Plus, how does he have the ability to rock so many different hair colours and styles??
Let’s send lots of love to our precious maknae!
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SVT’S NEW HAIR IDEK SCOUPS: SHAVED SIDES AND THAT JEONGHAN: IDK IS HIS HAIR SHORTER JOSHUA: BOY WENT AND GOT A PIERCING PLUS HIS HAIR IS UP JUN: THEY!! GAVE!! HIM!! BLACK!! HAIR WOOZI: BROWN IDK HE LOOKS SO GOOD WONWOO: BANGS HE LOOKS LIKE THE WALKING DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF CUTE HOSHI: idw to talk about it im still hurt SEOKMIN: THE FRINGE PLUS SHAVED SIDES?? MINGYU: BOY HAS TWO OR MORE COLOURS IM TOO SCARED BC DO U SEE THE BLOND AT THE BACK MINGHAO: SHAVED SIDES SEUNGKWAN: HAS DARK HAIR IT AIN’T RED ANYMORE VERNON: do i even know the difference CHAN: PUPPY LOOK AT HIM
What is his bike tho bc I have very specific thoughts about this
YES OKAY OMG
So, there’s very little canon in the BOOKS to suggest at all what type of motorbike it is but my biggest pet peeve on this website is people who use quite frankly wrong or inaccurate motorbikes in their Sirius/Marauders edits. ANYWAY, this is going to be long as fuck but I think this site is in need of an in-depth insight into Sirius Black’s motorbike.
What we know from all the written canon;
the motorbike was fast faster than a normal motorbike (Prequel
can fly (Prequel, PS, DH)
it could easily handle corners (Prequel)
when in Sirius’ possession, had no sidecar (Prequel, PS)
seats two (Prequel)(unless riding with a fucking giant)
small enough to ride through a narrow side street (Prequel)
bike was enlarged ON THE NIGHT Sirius lent it to Hagrid (PS, POA)
emphasis on lent (POA)
the bike is a kickstart (PS, DH)
it has one singular headlight and one singular tail light (Prequel, PS, DH)
the bike is modified by arthur weasley (DH)
additions include shouting walls & blue dragon fire out of exhaust pipes
acrobatic in the air (DH)
already a top class motorbike with a magnificent battery (DH)
unable to handle magical additions (DH)
affected by hagrids weight, even though enlarged (DH)
had a sidecar as a later edition(DH)
lost the sidecar (DH)
(never gained the sidecar back?)
(I’ve included all the quotes I could find in the read more but warning - some of them are very sad)
Now there is absolutely no way to know for certain what type of motorbike Sirius had on such little and generalised information. What we DO know is that Sirius “loved that motorbike” (POA) and in his room at 12 Grimmauld Place there are “many different pictures of Muggle motorcycles” (DH) what a teenage boy I love him so much
NOW FOR THE BIKE BIT
Usually, I wouldn’t pay much attention to film credit but for once, I absolutely love the film’s choice for Sirius’ motorbike in the first few films.
In the Philosopher’s stone, a white/light blue ‘59 Triumph Bonneville T120 is used. I adore this choice and here is why
1959 is the year Sirius was born, making the bike the same age as him and the marauders
is a kickstarter bike
has a 649cc engine, a good size for the type of bike it is
this would explain how he was able to get it - the Triumph T120s were manufatured in Britain from 1959 to 1975, this is the perfect time period for Sirius to have purchased a bike like this second hand or at the end of it’s tether
of course he could have got it brand new, but the idea of the marauders all working together to create this magically flying bike is just wonderful
TRIUMPHS ARE THROUGH AND THROUGH BRITISH BIKES they were popular in England in the 60s and 70s
now i know Sirius had gotten away from all of that, but he was the heir to a pureblood dinestry once upon a time, you can bet he’d grown up always expecting the best
this bike is no exception
launched in 1959 and heralded as the best motorbike around, though discontinued soon in favour of the larger engined T140, there were many made
Triumph Bonnevilles are FAST bikes, they’re built for speed and agility - like Sirius’ seems to be (they’re named after the Bonneville salt flats, an area in Utah where all landspeed world records are created in motor vehicles)
models made later than ‘71 were modified so the fuel flowed through the piping an the frame, instead of a large fuel tank, increasing agility (and in the case of supporting a giant, strengthening the frame.
popular with bike enthusiasts, very personal bikes, appaeared in all motorbiking magazone over the years AND Triumph posters were the most popular (aside from BMWs) in promoting that passionate bond between rider and owner and knowing the character of Sirius Black, that is very applicable to him
ITS LITERALLY JUST SO PRETTY AND SLEEK AND SMART AND SUCH A SIRIUS BIKE
(Though the colour is never mentioned, I like white but it’s Sirius Black, lets be honest he’d probably have black and also embellish his name onto the seat )
Now, there may be some reading this like - but that isn’t the bike in the displays at the various Wizarding worlds, and yes, you’re right! It’s not. In the Deathly Hallows the production team swapped the T120 for a Blue Royal Enfield, for it’s bulkier frame and easier to attach side car, plus much more availablity, meaning they could film the crash scene many times over.
Here’s a picture -
Whilst still a BEAUTIFUL bike, also manufactured in Britain, very collectiblle and roughly in fitting with the time period, though a little later than the Triumph, this bike is much bigger, wider, sturdier and more importantly was a lot more expensive and sort after. It’s also a lot more practical, with the sidecar. They we’re as popular with the youth. I can see the attraction with using it for filming but it’s just not… a Sirius Black bike.
He loved his bike for the agility, evident in the prequel where he and James are zipping around narrow streets, Sirius never had the intention of attaching a sidecar onto this bike and using it to domestically. He was a teenager, he wanted speed and he wanted looks. It just feels, to me, like Sirius was more of a Triumph rider.
To conclude, does it really matter? No. You could use either of these bikes! Or others that fit! The Triumph is just my opinion, but PLEASE PLEASE stop using Harley Davidsons, or Yahamas made in 2000 in your Sirius Black edits.
Basically, just come and talk Sirius Black to me.
Quotes about Sirius’ bike can be found undercut because this got LONG