prettiest in the land


“One incident in the early 2000s even had her laughing quite uncontrollably mid-catwalk: wearing a bathing suit for Issey Miyake while carrying a prop suitcase stuffed with wizard hats and robes.”- InStyle Magazine April 2016

fictional-portal  asked:

dare i ask....what is critical role?

oh boy, okay, so THIS IS GONNA BE LONG, HEADS UP

Critical Role is a series on Twitch produced by Geek & Sundry where (famous) voice actors Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham, Taliesin Jaffe, Marisha Ray, Liam O’Brien, Ashley Johnson, Sam Riegel and Matthew Mercer play Dungeons & Dragons. Sometimes there are guests players and they are all always AMAZING.

They are all very close friends (some are spouses and married) and had this D&D campaign even before it started being broadcasted. Matthew is the Dungeon Master. Everyone is always in-character during the games, thanks to their talent, the voices and acting and RP is TOP NOTCH and you cry and laugh a lot.

The episodes can be up to 4 hours long sometimes, and there is 110 episodes so far (roughly the same length as a TV show with 7 seasons). It’s very intimidating, but you can also just listen to it and not watch them.. although (and i’m not even biased when I say that) watching Laura Bailey react to everything is like, one of the best thing about CR. Also the physical acting is sometimes important! The show is being uploaded in podcast form tho!

It’s broadcasted every Thursdays on Twitch, and then the episodes are added to Youtube on Mondays.

Who’s in the Party aka Vox Machina (some things will be left unsaid to avoid spoilers):

Vex’ahlia (Vex) played by Laura Bailey *harp music*

Half-Elf Ranger. Went from Neutral Good to Chaotic Neutral, and currently is Chaotic Good. Vax’s twin sister. She has a bear named Trinket whom she loves more than anything in the whole world (tie with Vax, probably). She winks a lot and flirts with everybody. SHE LOVES MONEY. A good person but sometimes does questionable things like lying and stealing. Self-worth issues. Lowkey bisexual, only kinda confirmed off-screen.

Vax’ildan (Vax) played by Liam O’Brien

Half-Elf Rogue. Chaotic Good. resident emo boy, but also a Soft Boy. Vex’s twin brother. Very emotional. A bit obsessed with Death. Depressed. Loves to prank Grog, and would die (literally) for his twin sister. Bros with Grog and Scanlan. Loves to braid hair. An actual bird. Canon bisexual.

Grog Strongjaw played by Travis Willingham

Goliath Barbarian. Chaotic Good or Chaotic Neutral? VERY TALL. Has an intelligence of 6. Pike’s best friend. Thinks water is poison (but not anymore, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT). The cutest murder machine. Fighting is like yoga for him. LOVES women and brothels. Also ale.

Pike Trickfoot played by Ashley Johnson

Gnome Cleric. Chaotic Good. The Mom friend. Grog’s best friend. Loves the goddess of Light and Healing, Sarenrae, whom she is a cleric of. She will swing her holy mace in your face if you threaten her friends. An actual angel?? Played by an actual angel? Plays only when she isn’t busy on the set of Blindspot.

Keyleth played by Marisha Ray

Half-Elf druid. Neutral Good. Percy’s best friend. Basically The Avatar. Most powerful member of the party. Vox Machina’s moral compass, she is 90% of their impulse control. Very wise but very socially awkward. (Spoilers) She jumped off a cliff, turned into a goldfish and died that one time. She’s okay tho. She loves the twins. She loves all of her friends tbh. Gets arrested a lot??. Scared about her future. Lowkey bisexual, kinda confirmed off-screen.

Lord Percival Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III (Percy) played by Taliesin Jaffe

Human Gunslinger (Fighter). Neutral Good. Keyleth’s best friend. A little bit haunted. Obsessed with contracts and demons tbh. THE SMARTEST BOY. Build a lot of impressive stuff. Sometimes he makes jewelry for the party out of sea shells or dragon scales. Talks fancy. Loves explosions. Has PTSD.

Scanlan Shorthalt played by Sam Riegel

Gnome Bard. Neutral Good or Chaotic good? Unsure. Probably Chaotic Good. Bros with Vax and Grog. Really fancies Pike. A player. Has a lot of issues but hides behind humor. The funniest and most talented. Is often naked. Very loyal. A complex character. He doesn’t like Trinket. Canonically not Straight. Probably Pan??

Taryon Darrington (Tary) played by Sam Riegel (for a while)

Human Alchemist. Alignment?? He’s a good boy. A REAL DIVA. Rich. Super smart. Has an automaton named Doty who writes down his adventures. Vex’s best friend. Bros with Percy. His arc was brief but he started as a pompous brat and ended being a soft and loyal member. Scared easily. Loves being an adventurer. Canonically very gay.

Beloved NPCs, played by Matthew Mercer (but only some of them because Matt plays over 100+ NPCs)

  • SHAUN GILMORE. Human. The prettiest and (canonically) gayest shopkeeper in all the lands. Actually an incredibly powerful sorcerer. Had a crush on Vax and vice versa.
  • Allura Vysoren. Human. Very graceful and smart. Amazing arcanist (wizard). Vox Machina’s number one emergency contact tbh. She loves Kima, in a gay way. Canonically bisexual.
  • Lady Kima of Vord. Halfling Paladin. She serves the deity Bahamut, The Platinum Dragon. Small but will kick everyone’s ass.  Sassy. Will kill you if you prank her. Butch Icon. Loves Allura very much. Canonically very gay.

/!\ SPOILERY NPCs /!\ :

  • J’mon Sa Ord. Nonbinary. SO ELEGANT. Barefoot at all times. Kind of tired of Vox Machina’s shit, but is still fond of them nonetheless. Spoilers x1000: Actually a (good) Dragon. The coolest sovereign. I’m in love.
  • Cassandra De Rolo. Human. Percy’s sister. Is running a kingdom while her brother is out and about shooting at bad dragons. NEEDS A FUCKING NAP. LET HER SLEEP, MATT.

Characters came and went (Tiberius Stormwind played by Orion Acaba for example) and some guests come back more often than the others, but this is getting way too long so let’s stop here.

Honestly, CR is the best thing I’ve ever watched. I never laugh as much as I do in front of a TV as I do in front of CR. Same for surprise and tears and stress and everything a show can make you feel. It’s truly something else.

“What is Critical Role” video. A good and fun recap.

You can watch Critical Role HERE

Good luck!

Spin The Bottle

send me a sentence for what your muse says to mine while playing spin the bottle

“This is the third time in a row that you landed on me, I’m starting to think that it’s rigged.”

“I’m sorry but no, I’m not kissing you. I’ll spin again.”

“There’s no need to be shy. Come here, I’ll be gentle.”

“Is this your first kiss? I’ve never seen anyone so shy.”

“I knew it. You were waiting for the opportunity to play this with me.”

“I’m sorry, I’ve never played this before…”

“It’s okay if you want to spin again. I don’t think anyone here wants to kiss me.”

“I landed on a guy/girl so… does this mean I spin again?”

“Looks like I just landed on the prettiest person on the room.”

“I’ll kiss you but only on the cheek.”

“Come on, I’m sure I can judge when the seven minutes are up.”

“No tongue!”

“Oh gross, no way am I kissing you.”

“I’m not playing any more.”

“So… we both lean to the right?”

“You can sit in my lap if you like.”

“You know you don’t have to kiss me if you don’t want to.”

“You can just kiss me on the cheek, that counts.”

“Don’t worry, I’ll kiss you gently.”

“If you really don’t want to kiss me, you can always spin again.”

“Oh I’m not playing, I’m just watching.”


Carry On Chapter 44

“Simon!” Baz cries out again. “Wait! They’re not dark creatures!” He gets to the end of the ramparts, but instead of stopping, he leaps up on top of the wall, then out over the moat—just takes a running jump off the building! And doesn’t fall! He floats out over the moat and lands on the other side. It’s the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen.
The dragon must think so, too, because it stops struggling with me and follows Baz with its head.
Its wings are beating less furiously. It almost lolls in the air, dipping in Baz’s direction and snuffling little puffs of fire.
Baz runs towards us, then stands with his legs apart, his wand in the air.
“Baz!” I yell. “No! You’re flammable!”
“So is everything!” he shouts back at me.
But he’s already pointing at the dragon and casting a spell:
“Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home, your house is on fire, and your children are gone.”

-Carry on by Rainbow Rowell 

(see all my snowbaz gifs)


[1 of 3 — Dating the <G O O D> Marauders]

⁕ He wasn’t just the boy you loved. Oh, Merlin—he was so much more than that.
⁕ When you met, the first thing out of his mouth was, “You’re sodding gorgeous!” All you could do was blush, and James had sat in the background, body shaking with stifled laughter.
⁕ It became a tradition—him calling you beautiful. A day never went by without him calling out to you, proclaiming you the prettiest maiden in the land. While Lily thought it was immature and Marlene thought it was ridiculously idiotic, you thought it was sweet.
⁕ To him, you really were the prettiest girl in all of Hogwarts.
⁕ He’d use any excuse just to touch you, whether it was throwing a tired arm over the back of your chair in class or sitting too close for comfort in the Great Hall. He’d even stretch out on the couch in the common-room just to make sure you were touching him when you decided to go there in the evenings. You couldn’t deny the simple pleasure of smiling at him anytime he did so.
⁕ When Sirius finally worked up the guts to ask you out, he made it into a big thing—a really big thing. He got all the Gryffindor table in on it, excluding you and your dorm-mates. There was a musical number and all sorts of cheesy pick-up lines being handed out left and right. When he finally asked your hand for a merry date at the Three Broomsticks and a leisurely ride throughout the Quidditch Pitch, you were too tongue-tied to respond. To seal the deal, you gave him a huge hug and a kiss to the cheek.
⁕ On your first date, Sirius wouldn’t stop holding your hands. He’d always fiddle around with your thumbs, constantly looking up at you for assurance that it was okay.
⁕ Fight me on this, but Sirius was an absolute slut for constant validation, okay? He always wanted your approval in anything and everything he did, so he even had to have your affirmative to kiss you goodbye or do something with his mates.
⁕ He knew the feeling of being neglected and thinking he was unwanted; he didn’t want the same for you.
⁕ After a while, you began to feel more comfortable with the rest of the Marauders, which ultimately led to you becoming a constant in the group. Like Sirius, you were an avid fan of pranks—though, you were a lot less forward or active when it came to partaking in them. You and Remus were more of the background characters and the evil masterminds, choosing to watch plans unravel instead of participate in them.
⁕ After three months of dating, Sirius finally broke and told you the truth on his mysterious outings every full moon. Though you were a bit irritated that he’d had to lie in order to slink past her radar, you quickly found yourself sympathizing with the boys, especially Remus.
⁕ You were the helping hand they called upon when Madam Pomfrey was too preoccupied or the Hospital Wing was made too public. You were training to be a Healer, which made it a lot easier on the Marauders—it was a lot more practical, too.
⁕ In those months following the big reveal, you and the Marauders grew closer than ever, and two other secrets were revealed—James’s invisibility cloak, and the Marauders Map.
⁕ You and Sirius were stuck together like pieces in a puzzle in your sixth year of Hogwarts.
⁕Your favorite places to have dates at were the kitchens, the Quidditch pitch, and the Room of Requirements. Any alone time you had was enough for you to share a few kisses and talk about the things that made you happy.
⁕ «I love you so much, Sirius.»
«I love you more.»
«I love you most.»
⁕ When seventh year arrived, your relationship was still strong.
⁕ The two of you absolute adored each other; sometimes James and Remus would conspire theories on how you were both infected by a love potion.
⁕ On Christmas Day, Sirius’s gift to you was a promise ring, and till your dying breath, that ring would not leave your finger.
⁕ «I pledge myself to always be there for you.»
⁕ You were the first to congratulate Lily and James on becoming a couple, as you were also the first to know of Lily’s feelings for be bloke.
⁕ Three days after you graduated Hogwarts, Sirius finally proposed. He had a ring specially made to have roses on them, as well as the name “Black” carved into the middle.
⁕ You obviously said yes, and there was a party held at the Potter household to celebrate the engagement.
⁕ Everyone was absolutely ecstatic. No one could quit smiling.
⁕ A year later, you two were married, you sporting a very noticeable baby bump in your white gown. You invited several of your professors to the wedding. It was the first time you’d ever seen Professor McGonogall cry.
⁕ After hearing about Lily’s recent discovery of a baby and the immediate decision on who was to be appointed Godfather, you made Remus the Godfather of your newborn daughter, Elizabeth Black.
⁕ You three were a very happy family, full of love and laughter, until a day came where nothing was quite alright anymore.
⁕ At least your daughter would hold the legacy of your lives—the happiness, the bravery, the sacrifice—until her own last dying breath. Elizabeth Grace Black.

Originally posted by expectatmemories

Originally posted by nellaey

Pretty Girl ; Draco Malfoy

inspired by “pretty girl” by maggie lindemann 

“For a Hufflepuff, (Y/N), you’re pretty strong.”

She huffed and shut her Everything, Everything book with a snap. She then looked up to see those grey eyes she hated, and that irritable smirk he formed.

“And what is your point, Malfoy?”

The boy with his blonde hair slicked back let out a chuckle, though he was rather nervous- he was trying not to show it. “My point is-”

He leaned forward and her breath hitched, “You’re different. And I like that.”

She returned to her book and Draco’s arrogant smirk fell from his face; did he fucked up everything?

“Wait, no, (Y/N)-”

“What are you trying to say exactly?” She rolled her eyes, “I don’t have time for you. If this is for you to say something about my-” she looked at her book, “Muggle novels then I had enough. If this is about my shoes-” she looked at her shoes, “Those are called Adidas. If you please, Malfoy-” she looked back at him, “I have a book about a sick kid falling in love to read.”

He stood awkwardly in front of her as he tried numerous times to think of something to charm her- surely there was, something?

“Nice cover. The book, I mean.”

“Why are you still here?” she asked, a tone annoyance laced in her voice. “I thought I’ve made it clear that I have no mood whatsoever to talk to you.”

“Look-” he closed his eyes, “I know, that you hate me-”

“Thank you.”

“Yes, right, but, please, hear me out-” he took a deep breath, “Would you like to go on a date with me?”

He heard her laugh and felt his whole confidence came crashing down - what was he thinking?

“Who do you think I am, Malfoy?” she looked at him. “Some other girls? Do you think-” she gulped, “Do you think I’m that cheap?”

“No! Merlin, (Y/N), it’s not like that!”

“Is this some stupid dare you and your obnoxious Slytherins discussed? To date a Hufflepuff girl only to break her heart later? I’m not surprised. Even a Gryffindor have done the same thing.”

Draco stared into her eyes, “Who did that to you? Who broke your heart?”

“Like you care, Draco!” she expressed, “It’s Cormac McLaggen, if you’re wondering!- That stupid son of a bitch of a Gryffindor!”

“I’m-” he took a step nearer towards her, “I’m not Cormac, love. I’ll never be him. I’m just… I thought… you’re the prettiest girl my eyes have ever land on, (Y/N). I want to go out with you because… because I thought; being with someone as nice as you could change me to become a better person.”

“You do?”

“I just-” he stared at the floor, afraid to look into the pair of (E/C) orbs. “I like you, (Y/N). And I would so damn like to bring you out to The Three Broomsticks.” 

It took her a few minutes to finally gave him her beautiful smile that gave him the butterflies, the one that got him weak.

“I’ll wait in front of the Hufflepuff common room. Tomorrow, at 6.”

“Tomorrow? Aren’t we waiting until the next trip?”

“I like some adventure,” she shrugged, “Don’t you?”

“Once again, (Y/F/N), you surprised me.”

Originally posted by crystalgreene-justromance

9A (Lin-Manuel x Reader)

Summary: There’s something romantic about passing notes on a plane.

Word Count: 1,450

Warnings: Alcohol mention

A/N: I’m gonna be on various flights all week and what better way to pass the time than daydream up various situations like this? Told in Lin’s perspective! Ignore the fact that the flight attendants were assisting guests from back to front.

Lin was convinced he had forgotten the entire English language with how difficult it was proving to be to write something as simple as an email. It wasn’t even an email about anything substantial, Disney was just wanting him to plan his next meeting before the wheels of his plane were even off the ground, as per usual. He normally would have no problem scheduling it but they needed him to head this next one so the animators could get down first draft sketches for his song, a song he had yet to finish, and they needed a proposal by tomorrow morning.

‘Boarding Priority Access and Families’ the sign blinked and Lin gave up, shoving his phone into his pocket. It was the first time he had looked up from his phone since he had passed through security forty minutes ago when he met your eyes, he blinked in shock. The colors in your eyes danced in the sunlight as you offered him a soft smile before your eyes flitted onto the next thing that was lucky enough to capture your attention.

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Chrysanthemums // Moon Taeil


the prompt: could I maybe get a taeil one where he’s the gardener of her kingdom and he’s always thought the princess was the prettiest in the land but he knows she’ll never like him back but he’s come to terms with it but he still likes to make her smile so he gives her a flower every week with a fact about the flower and the meaning of the flower?

words: 1655

category: fluff(!!!)

author note: haha jokes on you anon, she likes him back. also pls give love to my eldest son taeil, he’s so precious and deserves the stars.

- destinee

Originally posted by ten-ie

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