perplexed dreams

(Dreamswap) Another Outcome

In which things change.


(Somewhere in the Justice Reigns castle…)

Nightmare: … so, I guess this is it, huh?

Nightmare: Finally getting what you want, brother? My death?

Dream: Shut up. You should be glad that you’re allowed to speak at all. Don’t make me take that away.

Nightmare: That is odd, I must say. You’d think that listening to me talk would make you want to kill me less.

Nightmare: That’s why you’re mad all the time. Trying to shove it on me and make me be mad right back at you, so you want to hate me more. It’s just a trick.

(Dream shoves Nightmare up into the middle of some kind of complicated mechanism with many parts.)

Dream: I will silence you.

Nightmare: Like a cell phone?

Nightmare: Pft. Good luck, angel boy.

Nightmare: The hell is this thing? Some kinda fate splitter? I mean, I’d certainly assume so.

(Dream walks over to some kind of control panel.)

Dream: I have no reason to answer any questions.

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Last Kiss/First Kiss

So @crackedverbosity mentioned to me that she was working on a fic inspired by the art of @littleststarfighter and I had to copy/steal/join in on that idea, because Lucy’s art has meant so much to me since my earliest days in this fandom.

FOR EXAMPLE: I wrote a little fic inspired by this picture, which has particularly stayed with me. It’s emotional, it tells a story (or many potential stories, really, which is why it’s so fascinating to me), and reveals something about the characters, and it really deserves a 100k story, or anyway could easily represent one.

This is just a small offering to say that I really miss Lucy’s art and still think of her often <3 <3

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The dream about killing Hux is to blame for all of it.

Kylo might have counted this dream as a vision if it hadn’t also involved kissing Hux passionately while both of them were half-dressed. He’s considered both the possibility and the likelihood of murdering Hux plenty of times, but has never considered kissing him.

After the dream, it’s all he can think about. Not because he wants to kiss Hux. He doesn’t. It’s just puzzling, symbolically, and he’s resolved to meditate upon the image until it makes some sort of sense. The murdering bit, Kylo can understand. Hux is asking for it, most days, and Kylo has sensed that Hux’s private ambitions are much grander than the role the Knights and Snoke would like him to play. Thus, eventually: murder, probably. Harder to parse is the fact that Kylo was sobbing in the dream, still kissing Hux with shaking lips even as the blade of his lightsaber passed through Hux’s chest, and that he woke in a cold sweat of desperate, piercing regret. Then came the relief that it had not been real, and then the confusion, which has persisted now for three days.

“Is there a particular reason why you’re staring at me while breathing heavily?” Hux asks when they’re on the bridge, speaking loudly enough to draw the attention of several lieutenants who glance up from their consoles before quickly returning their eyes to their work.

“Me?” Ren asks, though he knows that Hux was talking to him and feels caught, his chest tightening with a kind of mild panic that being criticized by Hux has never inspired before.

“If you have some pressing request to make,” Hux says, eyes narrowing, “Speak up. Otherwise, direct your attention elsewhere.”

“You can’t tell me where to look,” Ren says. He gets hot around his collar, this uncomfortable heat creeping quickly up to his face. He’s usually much better when it comes to retorts aimed at Hux, who sneers at him with disgusted incredulity and then walks to the other side of the bridge.

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空蝉惑う夢
森下弘生
空蝉惑う夢

空蝉惑う夢 - 森下弘生 | ファイアーエムブレムif オリジナルサウンドトラック [AdditionalTrack]

Dream Perplexed This Living World/Emptiness - Hiroki Morishita | Fire Emblem Fates Original Soundtrack [AdditionalTrack]

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I always have problems translating music titles… And every time I see 空蝉 I have a headache lol.  空蝉 can mean two things, this world/life that people live in/have, or pure emptiness (from its literal meaning: empty cicada shells) - and to me both meanings make perfect sense for the latest DLC…
somebody … please… help me……I would really appreciate it! :D

anonymous asked:

Any sq fics you'd recommend? I'm p sure I've read all the multi chapter ones already but I'm really hoping I missed a couple, one shots just don't do it for me :/

I’ve recommended a lot of these before and I’m sure you’ve read the majority of them but I went through my favorites on FF.net and pulled out all the multichapter ones I faved.

Title: Black Lace
Rating: M
Plot: Emma and Henry find a way around the ‘no visiting’ rule involving binoculars and the walkie talkie. Emma’s attention is fully on her son, she truly doesn’t intend to watch Regina at all. At least until the mayor begins undressing in front of her window..

Title: Sensual, Warm, Healed & Delicious
Rating: M
Plot: Regina experiences some very perplexing dreams involving a certain Blonde. Complete: 10/11/12.

Title: To Remember Her Happy Ending
Rating: M
Plot: “She doesn’t even remember her family! How am I going to explain this to her when she hates me!” She was falling apart now. The way the women in the other room had just looked at her, with such disdain. That wasn’t her wife. That was the Mayor, the Evil Queen maybe…but not her wife.

Title: A Fine Line
Rating: T
Plot: Upon Regina’s banishment, the small town of Storybrooke becomes protected once again by an enchantment that prevents anyone from leaving or entering Storybrooke. Emma and Regina find themselves on the edge of the town, wishing for a way to the other side.

Title: Of Love and Loathing
Rating: M
Plot: “I have been sleeping with someone,” Regina began tentatively, an acute awareness that once she said the words out loud that the madness behind her highly unorthodox situation became all the more real, “whom I absolutely loathe.” •Emma/Regina•

Title: The Landing Spot
Rating: T
Plot: Emma can’t control her magic; every night it brings her to Regina. “Magic understands what your heart wants, even when your mind doesn’t.” SwanQueen, obviously.

Title: Curse You and Your Dinner
Rating: M
Plot: Absorbing an evil curse into your bloodstream has a few side effects that no one was expecting, least of all Regina. Set immediately after episode 2X9 “Queen of Hearts”. Swan-Queen.

Title: Tortured Nightmares
Rating: M
Plot: Somethings wrong with Regina. It’s been going on ever since she absorbed the dark curse on the well. One person seems to notice more than the rest. Can someone help her? Rating of M will be earned, read at own risk. :)
Status: Incomplete, not updated since 2013

Title: My Enemy’s Enemy
Rating: M
Plot: After her mother’s death, Regina finds a terrible surprise hidden among the witch’s belongings. Unfortunately, the only one able to cure her from the ailment is Emma…if she agrees. Strong language and mature themes. First stab at SwanQueen :)

Title: A Safe Place
Rating: T
Plot: A missing scene from “Second Star to the Right”. Regina retreats to a safe place in her mind while being tortured and Emma has to coax her back to reality. SwanQueen.

Title: How A Dress Changed Everything
Rating: M
Plot: In an act of desperation, Regina enacts a spell that takes her back to the day Henry leaves for Boston. Regina wants to keep the Savior from ever entering Storybrook, but when she takes her son’s place, she finds herself unprepared for who exactly she encounters. She wants to fight fate but Regina begins to realize she may have to gain some allies if she wants to win.

Title: All These Small Steps You Take
Rating: M
Plot: Emma recognized the signs of someone crying their heart out, even when muffled, from miles away. The soft shaking of the woman’s hunched shoulders just confirmed it. She had taken one step, and another, and then she had just stopped. (Slow burn, character study story, complete)

Title: The Worlds You Never See
Rating: T
Plot: The lives I’ll never lead / Couldn’t make me sing / Could they? Could they? Could they? / As soon as she had stepped through the doorway, the door closed tightly. And only then, with Regina inside, did the lines, curves, and swirls shift and move, assembling themselves into words within the heart. ‘The Road You Didn’t Take’

Title: Dreams Do Come True
Rating: M
Plot: Five years since the curse broke, Emma, Regina, and Henry meet for dinner once a week- one night Emma and Regina realize their friendly relationship may be more than either had anticipated. Meant to be light-hearted with lots of fluffy fluffs. A good fic to read after finishing one of those great, heart wrenching, dramatic SQ tomes. Sit back and enjoy these two twitterpated ladies.

Title: Birth
Rating: T
Plot: Regina’s pregnant and no one believes it’s Emma’s, including Emma. But the women’s troubled relationship and tie through Henry means Emma has stayed around. When Regina goes into labor, it’s up to Emma to deliver the baby. Now complete with 7 parts.

Title: Heart’s Memory
Rating: T
Plot: “Regina,” he replied simply. The name struck something inside of Emma. It was like a jolt of excitement, or maybe anticipation. Something somehow familiar, in a way that nothing else had been in almost a year. Then, like a crack of lightening that illuminates the blackened sky, the feeling flickered and disappeared. “Who the hell is Regina?” — Swan Queen. Set post 3x11, my own 3B
Status: Incomplete, not updated since 2014

Title: A Question of Lions
Rating: M
Plot: When Regina hears that the flower tattoo on Emma Swan’s wrist is called a ville de lyon, she sees a way out of her fairy dust-mandated destiny with the lion-tattooed Robin Hood. Was it a coincidence, a fairy dust blunder, or was there a bigger conspiracy at play? (Takes place one year after everything has settled back in Storybrooke. Veers from canon as of mid-season 3. Swan Queen)

Title: Can I Ask You Something
Rating: T
Plot: Henry and Emma have a conversation after she introduces him to Regina. Set right after Witch Hunt, this is a ‘slow burn’ Swan Queen fic.

Title: The Story of It All
Rating: M
Plot: Single-girl anxieties cause Emma Swan to ask her ask college professor Regina Mills to be her date for the weekend. Her plan, attempting to fool everyone in Storybrooke that have been dating for a while, proves to be her undoing. This is a different take on how Emma and Regina met and came to Storybrooke.

Title: Saving Regina
Rating: M
Plot: S3. Emma Swan meets Young Regina. Prior to our return from Neverland.

Title: The Goblin’s Glass
Rating: M
Plot: Regina has joined forces with the besotted Captain Hook to return Emma and Henry’s memories, stop a Snow Queen and a Wicked Witch and hopefully, maybe, save the world. But first she has to pretend she’s Henry’s new teacher and get Emma Swan, who never trusts anyone, to trust in her.

Title: Safe
Rating: T
Plot: Afraid of what she’ll do to MM, Emma and Henry kidnap an enraged and heartbroken Regina and take her out of Storybrooke so that she can heal in a place without magic. Along the way, they help each other deal with the traumas and mistakes of their pasts and move towards a possible future together as a family. Post THE MILLER’S DAUGHTER. Semi-graphic slow burn SQ. Now Complete.

Title: The Secret’s in the Telling
Rating: T
Plot: AU. Post-curse. “It’s the sixth of October. A pivotal moment in Storybrooke’s history and the turning point in Regina Mills’ life. And it all began with a spell, a Sheriff, and a thief.” Eventual Swan Queen.

Title: A Thin Veil
Rating: M
Plot: Sometimes the hardest thing in life is learning to let go, but sometimes it is far more difficult to hold on. That’s what I did. I held on. I held on to her even after she died, and I refused to let her go. She became my obsession as I dedicated my life to bringing her back. I risked everything-my job, my family, my friends, and even my life. I did this, all of this, to save her.

Title: She Promised Me Love
Rating: T
Plot: Time has passed and Snow White and Prince Charming are back in the Enchanted Forest. Emma, Henry, and Regina visit for a birthday and meet a man Regina was supposed to love - or was she? (No copyright infringement intended.)

Title: Blood Red Love
Rating: M
Plot: As Queen Regina gets word of Snow White and Prince Charming’s daughter being born, she sets out to enact her curse. But what happens when the curse turns into the blessing Regina thought she’d never have? Rated M for sexual content. Swan Queen.
Status: Incomplete, not updated since 2014

Title: If I Could Take Away Your Pain, I Would
Rating: M
Plot: Unintentionally Emma sees what Regina is dreaming and has to deal with the knowledge of what happened to her lover in the past. SwanQueen. Warning: description of rape.

TITLE: Disneyland with the Avengers

CHAPTER NO./ONE SHOT: One shot

AUTHOR: elly-hiddlesherloki

ORIGINAL IMAGINE: Imagine taking Loki on his first trip to Disney World.


RATING: G

NOTES/WARNINGS:2nd person (originally posted on my DA account) (It’s based off Florida Disney’s Magic Kingdom but I can never remember if that one is world or land, so for the sake of this story, just know the map/rides I’m using is for Florida and I might alternate between world/land but ultimately everyone is going to the Magic Kingdom – just wanna clarify that) (also for the sake of space/time writing this, all meals/items of any sort have been prepaid because I really don’t want to write all that out)(I also wrote this with the actual Magic Kingdom guide open on my browser)



Tony entered the room excitedly and clapped his hands together, “I have an announcement!”


Clint was perched on the ledge outside the Avengers’ tower, surveying the city; he stepped down and entered the room.
Natasha and Steve had been discussing various fighting style techniques and paused to look over at Tony.

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Fic Recs - Swan Queen

I’m not exactly a BNF, but I do have great taste in fics (if I may say so myself!). So here are some personal favourites, even if some are already fandom famous anyway. Obviously, if you like them, reading whatever else the author might’ve written is also a good idea!

If you’re as much into plot bunnies as I am:

The Secret’s in the Telling - “It’s the sixth of October. A pivotal moment in Storybrooke’s history and the turning point in Regina Mills’ life. And it all began with a spell, a Sheriff, and a thief.” (if you can only read one fic in your entire life, this is it)

The Monomythical Adventures of Regina Mills and Emma Swan - “A Season 2 AU where Regina gets dragged kicking and screaming onto the path to redemption and Emma gets dragged kicking and screaming onto the path of superhero and Snow watches with bated breath.” (no, but really, this series is so much more than this and it’s so bloody brilliant… I dare you not to love it. I dare you.) WIP

How a Dress Changed Everything - “In an act of desperation, Regina enacts a spell that takes her back to the day Henry leaves for Boston. Regina wants to keep the Savior from ever entering Storybrook, but when she takes her son’s place, she finds herself unprepared for who exactly she encounters. She wants to fight fate but Regina begins to realize she may have to gain some allies if she wants to win.” (I’ve enjoyed most of hope2x’s work, this fic just happens to be my favourite)

Doesn’t Mean Anything and its sequel, Broken - “Emma has proof of the mayor’s guilt around Kathryn’s disappearance but chooses not to act on it. How does Regina feel about this?”

The Swan and the Nightingale - “A Post Queen of Hearts AU. A mysterious woman from Regina’s past, political intrigue, scheming enemies, new friends and the promise of true love bring an entirely new dynamic to Storybrooke. With Cora and Hook on the loose, a band of royals struggling for power and an Ex-Evil Queen in the mix, will Emma be able to save the day this time?” WIP

Hell yeah!, smutfest:

Sensual, Warm, Healed and Delicious - “Regina experiences some very perplexing dreams involving a certain Blonde.”

Rattled - “Emma discovers how to rattle Regina. It involves the mayor’s desk, the blonde under it, and a business meeting.”

Not sure if plot bunnies or smutfest?

Of Love and Loathing - ‘ "I have been sleeping with someone,“ Regina began tentatively, an acute awareness that once she said the words out loud that the madness behind her highly unorthodox situation became all the more real, "whom I absolutely loathe.” ’

Paint It Black - “This might actually be fun, Regina thinks, breaking Emma Swan.” (tw: dubious consent; but if you’re not easily triggered, this story is oddly fascinating and you’ll be both horrified and addicted half the time you are reading. at least I was)

Tempest - “A storm ushers in an expected opportunity for Regina to finally rid herself of Emma Swan. She will posses the sheriff’s heart and then crush it. But what happens when nothing goes as planned?”

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Horoscopes by Mademoiselle Merlini: 1/20/15

Aries: Don’t let your excitement cause you to do something impulsive. If things seem too good to be true, odds are you’re probably right! That being said, don’t take any rides from a strange man with a white van who says he can take you to the “real life Candyland.”

Taurus: Your closest friends know how much you care about them, make sure you are giving the people you care about enough personal space. You’re a great friend, not a mother mountain lion protecting her cubs from certain death. However, if you are a mother mountain lion protecting her cubs from certain death, this does not apply to you.

Gemini: After a day of relaxing you’re probably feeling electrically-charged. Ideas will be exploding in your head space like fireworks. Today your gears are really turning, but make sure you speak slowly enough for people to understand what you’re so jazzed about.

Cancer: I know it can be hard to trust people, but if you don’t at least make the effort to let people in then people are going to start thinking negatively about you. There is a difference between being afraid to trust and outwardly being bitter. Friends are a good time.

Leo: A lot is in store for later in the week. Therefore, today is a good day to conserve energy because tomorrow is already going to be mid-week and then after that it will already be later in the week. Take it easy, kitty cat.

Virgo:
You may be feeling very high strong and nervous, but odds are no one can tell! Your calm yet somehow ominously intense exterior may leave people feeling intimidated without you even realizing it. Just remember that people see you as way cooler than you probably feel.

Libra:
Now is a good time to strengthen your empire. Think of all your favorite people in your life as a collection of beanie babies. You expect only the rarest and the best, and that is what you attract. Sweet collection, I bet those is gonna be worth some money some day. No, but seriously.

Scorpio:
Today it’s going to hit you like a bolt of lightening, a change is gonna come. This may seem frustrating to you now, but it’s actually super exciting! You just hate showing excitement for things that seem cool but you’re kind of unsure of. Trust me, it’s going to be like wicked cool. Also, you’re still sexy.

Sagittarius:
You love a challenge, plain and simple. You are mystified and perplexed by the impossible dream. This is why it may seem that you want what you can’t have. But, don’t be modest. Stacks on deck, Patron on ice, we can pop bottles all night and baby you can have whatever you like.

Capricorn: Life seems like a pain in the neck sometimes, but heavy hangs the head that wears the crown, Capricorn. It’s lonely at the top, and other cliches. But, no matter which way you slice this pizza called life, it’s still better to be in control.

Aquarius:
It feels so good to be naughty. Your playful antics and flirtatious wit are accentuated today. Let shock value and rebellion dictate your actions, show off a little but don’t bite off more than you can chew. If you do bite off more than you can chew, just spit whatever you can’t swallow on the floor. Who cares?

Pisces:
Submissiveness is part of your allure, you love to please. But, make sure you’re keeping things balanced. People will only use you as much as you let them. A lot of those times when you’re feeling drained for no reason, it’s because you’re giving too much of your energy away without allowing yourself to recuperate.

{ @hypercleath }

hypercleath:

    Asriel stood in the doorway, arms crossed. The concerned look on his father’s face perplexed him. Had the dreams set in already? Yeesh. This whole… ‘death’ thing was faster than he thought.

.̸͘{̶[̡́҉✖]͠}́͞ ̢—͘͜|̸͠   “Somethin’ bothering you, dad?”

{✿} —- “Ah… Uh… No not at all. Do not worry. What’s wrong, Asriel?”

Asgore smiled at the other, trying to pretend that everything was alright. His son was in charge of death now, but that was no reason to be worried. He wouldn’t do anything unless he had to without warning.

It was dark outside; the clock had just struck midnight. I was laying there, warm, snuggled underneath my bedsheets. Something about the night was troubling me; I was unable to keep my eyes closed for more than a couple of minutes. My body didn’t seem tired whatsoever. Every inch of me seemed to be yelling, “Wake up! It’s time to do some jumping jacks!” but I couldn’t drive myself to get out of bed to use up all of the excess energy. I knew that he’d be mad at me for still being awake.

He wasn’t here, though, so I sat there on my phone, browsing Tumblr. I couldn’t help but reblog a couple of photos of him… he was just too beautiful to leave sitting on my own dashboard and nobody else’s. That’s when I heard the creaking noise coming up the side of my house. I recognized the heavy breathing following it; it was him.

I quickly locked my phone, threw it under my bed, and curled onto my side, bedsheets pulled up to my chin. I closed my eyes and slowed my breathing; I looked like I was fast asleep, mentally perplexed in a dream. But this definitely wasn’t a dream. My ears seemed to perk up as I heard the window creak open, his light but slow footsteps hitting the floor as he crawled his way inside. I managed to open my eyes just enough to make out his tall, slender form, bathed in the cold glow of the moonlight.

As the brisk night-time air blew in through the open window, rustling the curtains, I instinctively curled up in my bed a little bit. I acted too quickly, though; he noticed my movements and began to walk over to my bed. I froze up; I could sense every one of his slow, careful, long strides - left, right, left, right - over to my bed. It wasn’t until he was next to me that I smelled his natural, masculine scent.

He leaned over my bed, one of his hands slowly running down over the sheets, caressing my shoulder, my tricep, my forearm, wrist, rib cage, waist, and outer thigh; he was examining my form with his large, thin digits. Slowly, he leaned in, his hot, gentle breath rolling over the nape of my neck. I shivered a little bit; we hadn’t been this close in a while, and I missed it, but I didn’t dare open my eyes.

His teeth gave my ear a little tug, sending a little jolt of excitement and anxiety up my spine. My cheeks turned red with blush, luckily hidden under the pale moonlight. With a slow, careful move, he leaned his head down further, his hot breath in my ear. I was ready. He was ready. And with a soft, deep tone, he parted his lips and finally whispered into my ear the one word that I had been waiting weeks and weeks to hear; the one sound that sent shivers running through my veins; that one, barely audible whisper that reminded me that I was his and always to be his.

He leaned in, whispering:

“…Waaaa…”