people reunited

I like to see people reunited, maybe that’s a silly thing, but what can I say, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change…
I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.
—  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Five inks

1. A watery, pale blue ink distilled from unicorn tears. Although popular amongst a certain segment of calligraphers for its romanticism, it is a devil to write with; it splurges wetly from the pen and it is almost impossible to keep your nib from impaling the paper. No unicorns are harmed during its production. Unicorns cry copiously at all manner of things, including videos of people being reunited with their pets, cooking with onions, and sentimental films.

2. A dense black ink derived from the existential crises of megagothic squids. There is relatively little demand for it. Although it is a joy to write with, you should not look back at what you have written or you may find yourself impaled on the horns of a void that also gazes back. Megagothic squids opened the original metaphor mixorium and they will not be silenced, even in ink form.

3. We scrape the bottom of the bottom half of the internet into a specially-constructed scraping-barrel, wrapping it first in a light gauze. After a moderate period for fermentation, we collect the liquid that has gathered and bottle it. Although it is a harsh ink to work with and varies in colour from sepia to mud-green, it is of considerable use when writing to politicians or newspapers.

4. An ink ground from the bones of ghosts. With it you can write a message in the air that will ever after be tied to that place, lurking at the edge of thought for small children, the sensitive or the weary. Or you could draw; the standard-issue grey lady is very popular, but there are also a few Banksy imitators working in ghost ink.

5. An ink of many colours, obtained by barter with the birds. We do not know quite where they get it from, although there are rumours of owls who dive through rainbows. With it one may write love letters that are only visible in the salmon light of dusk, or make maps.


“And there she stood. Silent, calm. Tranquil, as the snowflakes flowed past her face, leaving her vision slightly blurry. From behind the snowy veil, she could see the reason of her presence; people, happily reuniting with those thought lost, joyful faces and looks, laughter and cries of joy in the wind. From amongst all those faces, she saw one looking at her. Proud and loving. She smiled, nodded and turned around. The fire in her heart had been set ablaze.

And that fire could melt mountains, lakes and glaciers. As well as the heart of the one that she held dearest.”

- Haven’t posted anything in a while, so here’s something of Ehonara again!

Happy early valentine’s day! <3

a place in time - chapter viii

Summary: Emma’s an agent working to reunite missing people with their families when the biggest missing persons case of all time appears in front of her in a flash of bright, white light. Thousands of missing people from throughout history, including one particular pirate, appear on the shore of a lake in the middle of winter: none have aged a day since their disappearance and, with no memory of their missing time, must venture into a strange and uncertain future. Loosely based on the TV show “the 4400.”

Rating and Warnings: Teen. For now.

Check out the artwork by @queen-mabs-revenge, and the gifset by @swanscaptn; they’re beautiful!

Catch up: ch1, ch2, ch3, ch4, ch5, ch6, ch7

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The isolation room is as quiet as Killian remembers.

He lies on the thin cot in his cell, staring up at the ceiling with his arms crossed over his chest. It’s late in the morning on his fourth day of returning to the isolation room, and apart from the meals shoved under door from a disgruntled guard and the two times Belle has come to see him, Killian’s been alone in the silence. Like last time he was in this isolation cell, his only company is his mind and its twisting, racing thoughts.

And twisting they are.

Though it was apparent from the moment he stood on that cold lakeshore that this world is different than anything he’s ever known, Killian has spent a lot of these last few days ruminating on his long-held beliefs that he’s finally accepting no longer hold.

Well, mostly one particular belief.

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I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.
—  Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.
—  Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.
—  Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

when his members (chanyeol, sehun, suho, kai & baekhyun) appeared on the VCR to wish him happy birthday


Sequel to this imagine

All around you people were being reunited with family and friends.  They were crying and hugging and yelling as they ran to each other.  But you were still on your own, shouldering through the crowd as best you could to find someone, anyone, that you could hug and cry and just be with again.  You wanted Stiles.

“Y/N?!”  You quickly turned at the sound of your voice, catching only a glimpse of the tall, gangly boy before he completely encased you in his arms.  “Are you okay?  God please tell me you’re okay.  I missed you so much.  They didn’t hurt you, did they?”  Stiles tightly gripped your shoulders, pulling back from his hug enough to scan you for any apparent physical harm.  Your own hands locked down on his arms, anchoring yourself to him as the wave of tears you’d known would come welled in your eyes.

“About time you got me.”  You tried to tease, voice cracking.  Stiles’ face instantly softened as he tugged you into him once again, smoothing down your hair and squeezing you so tight you were almost convinced you’d merge together into one being.

“Let’s get you home, okay?”  Silently you nodded, but neither of you moved.  Instead you both continued to stand there and hold each other.  Making sure that this was real, and that you were really back in each others arms.

Hasbro, we need to talk.

Six and a half years ago, you said you were “actively look[ing] for a venue” for the eventual release of some of the last Animated figures. And, yes, you did deliver Rodimus Minor/Prime and Cybertronian Ironhide. But there are others, from Vortex Blurr to Goldfire Grimlock, and especially Voyager Thundercracker, that Animated fans are still hungry for to this day.

This is the 10th Anniversary year of Animated - that is, in exactly one year’s time, on Dec 26, 2017, it will be ten years since “Transform and Roll Out” debuted. If there was ever an opportunity to fulfill your pledge, this is it.

I’m not even asking for you to make Season 4 - that’s a way bigger, much more complicated undertaking to reunite people who’ve moved on to other things, without a mainline toy range to support it. Not to mention being tangled up, production-wise, with Cartoon Network. Nor am I saying you should introduce new molds - although I wouldn’t say no to a Masterpiece-grade Animated Optimus Prime or Megatron or, hell, any of those guys (Masterpiece Oil Slick? I’m there! :FryMoneyMeme:). Just to dust off the molds you already have, break out the deco schemes that have already been created, and complete what you set out to do in time to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of one of the most unique incarnations of the franchise.

And if you were to reissue the figures of the core and main starring cast, well, that wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world either.

So, dear Hasbro, what do you think? Can we do this thing, or what?

Beauty & the Beast (2017)

Disney continues their winning streak of revamping their popular animated films with real people. Director Bill Condon reunites our love for the small-town girl who dreams of much more than what life is giving her.

Just in case you have been cursed, living in a castle cut off from the rest of the world, Beauty and the Beast is based on an eighteenth-century fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. Disney’s original adaption in 1991 was an animated film, whose success escalated to being the first animation ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

In Beauty & the Beast, we follow Belle, portrayed by Emma Watson in the 2017 remake, as she dreams of love and adventure that she reads about in her books. Belle is taken on an emotional journey from her small town of Villeneuve where she doesn’t fit in with the rest of the community to another isolated community that she quickly calls home. When her father does not return from the market Belle goes to look for him, finding him imprisoned by a beast in an enchanted castle. Belle takes her father’s place in the cell. Stockholm syndrome soon sets in and Belle and the Beast form a growing friendship, one that can potentially break the curse on the castle and its inhabitants.

There is the obvious theme of ‘inner beauty’ that Belle must find in the Beast but I think it is equally important to note Belle’s inner beauty. Gaston and the other townsfolk only ever look skin deep, and we all know that Belle’s looks have got no parallel, but they miss out on knowing her mind and spirit, the gift she is to them and are content to be ignorant of the help she could provide the community. The Beast shows her more kindness than any of her neighbours ever did, which is why she starts to feel for him. He was the first ‘person’ to show her respect and see her for who she truly is, other than her father of course, which is a very attractive quality regardless of how hairy or horny they are.

Let’s not forget this is a musical and for the most part it enhances the film greatly. The cast give their all in making the adapted songs theirs. Watson’s version of the song Belle is uplifting and sets her character up beautifully. Gaston is jaunty fun like the original version except they fail to mention his hairy bod or the cleft in his chin. Unfortunately, Be Our Guest lacks some lustre and falls flat even with the spectacle that accompanies it. There are also some new songs performed in film. Most notably is the terrible power ballad sung by the Beast after he releases Belle. The song written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Tim Rice was originally for the cancelled Broadway adaptation of the story. It does not fit with the rest of the film and feels out of character for the Beast.

Emma Watson is perfect casting for Belle. She embodies the dreamer that we loved from the animation. She is soft and kind but also strong and fearless. Belle is what ties you into the story and if Watson failed to hit that nostalgic point the movie would have been a hollow remake of a childhood favourite. She uses that as a baseline and improves on the character’s strength and vulnerability that helps you understand Belle and the story further than the animated does.

Dan Stevens brings the Beast from hand drawn animation to computer generated animation. Neither Stevens nor this film, adds anything extra to the character we know besides an attempt to justify his a-hole personality that leads to his cursing. Similar to Disney’s reinvention of Maleficent’s misunderstood villainous character, we learn that the Prince had a terrible childhood and an abusive father. Thankfully, this was only one line in the entire film and was not turned into a subplot but it’s still an unnecessary addition.

The supporting cast is engaging, fun and a delight to watch. Ewan McGregor and Ian McKellen banter and bicker like a married couple as Lumière and Cogsworth. Kevin Kline is warm and protective as Belle’s father, crazy old Maurice. Nathan Fillion would have been my dream casting for Gaston if he wasn’t too old to play the character and initially I was imagining Fillion chasing Belle in the early scenes but Luke Evans won me over in watching his incredibly ostentatious Gaston in person.

There are some nit-picky negatives with the film. Belle shows her pantaloons too much. I do not need to know that Emma Watson is wearing historically accurate underwear. Untuck your dress from your underpants and leave some things to the imagination. The CGI was not quite up to the standard that Disney showed us in the Jungle Book. The household appliances were fine, but the graphics for the Beast did not seem up to par, specifically the full body shots of the Beast, especially when dancing with Belle. It felt stilted and dated. And finally, I think it ran too long. I enjoyed the new content that has been added but by the time the Beast’s solo number came around it felt like it was dragging out.

Beauty and the Beast is a celebration of individuality that has a great energy to the story and the songs. It is a great rendition of the animated story to be nostalgic but adding enough original work to keep it interesting. It is fun and engaging with keeping its heart and further accentuating the themes of the story. ★★★★


Special Bonus Content: This is my ranking for the Disney Live-Action Remakes.

Home is a feeling.

Something small that I was inspired to wite after the day trip scrips were leaked. Season 2 Au where Clarke asks Bellamy to run away with her after MW. 

Clarke and Bellamy are watching their people reunite with their families and friends. “I think we deserve a drink.” Bellamy says, glancing at Clarke from the corner of his eyes.

Clarke says silent for a moment, “Have one for me.” she says a bit later.

Bellamy’s heart skips a bit, realizing what Clarke just said, “Clarke…” he stops himself, desperately searching for the right words. And suddenly he finds them, “If you need forgiveness, I’ll give that to you. You’re forgiven.”

Clarke gives his a small sad smile, the memory of the day she said the same words to him coming back. She still can’t believe how she managed to convince him to stay. Being in his shoes right now, she can see how hard is to make this decision.

“I can’t, Bellamy.” she admits lowly, “Seeing their faces… Is just gonna remind me of what I did to bring them here.”

“What we did.” Bellamy insists, not letting a bit to get wasted, “You don’t have to do this alone.”

She turns her back to her people, her heart hurting too much and then, the feeling changes. Somehow her heart starts beating fast without hurting her and she turn to look Bellamy in the eyes. “Do you remember what you told me that day?” she asks, eyes lighting up along her face.

“What?” he asks confused.

“You ask me to run away with you.” she reminds him, “You- you wanted to get away.”


“Come with me.” she says without really thinking about it a second time. “You and me.” she continues, glancing at their people for a moment, then back to Bellamy, “They don’t need us anymore. They have my mother and Kane.” she pauses, searching Bellamy’s face for any kind of clue for his thoughts, “We are finally free, Bellamy.”

Bellamy drops his eyes on the ground, his mind racing to make a disicion. “It’s not that simple, Clarke.” he starts but then lifts his eyes back to hers and already feels defeated. “We can’t just run away like that.”

Clarke blinks, surprised by his respond, “Why not?”

“Because we have nothing.” he points out and Clarke let her shoulders fall in disappointment. She feels tears forming behind her eyes because she is not ready to face the word alone but she doesn’t have any other choice. She is angry to, Bellamy for not keeping their promise. Together. For forcing her to do it yet again alone.

Then Bellamy takes a step closer to her, only some inches separating them and he looks down to her with so much love. “I say we stay in camp for a couple of days. We gear up, take us much as we can. Then leave a message for someone to find and put as much distance as possible between this camp and us.”

Clarke can’t believe in her ears. She starts shaking and the tears are already out, wetting her cheeks mouth as a bright smile spreads on it.

“You serious?” she asks, barely keeping herself for throwing herself in his arms.

But when Bellamy nods and smiles back to her, she has no longer control of her body and mind. She throws herself forward, knowing that Bellamy will catch her and buries he face in the crock of his neck, kissing the skin there and hold him in her arms is enough. His own arms come around her and hold her tight to his chest, heart beating like a drum during a parade and vision blurred by his own tears of happiness. 

And just holding each other in their arms, it’s enough to feel home. Because in the world they live, home is not a place… it’s a feeling.

And they feel like home in each other’s embrace.