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Modern Fairytale

Summary: You felt it was love at first sight, akin to those fateful meetings described in fairytales.
A/N: AU romantic and hopefully realistic sort of oneshot filled with cute sweet moments. Yes, this is the oneshot I mentioned some time ago. I’m just glad it’s finished x.x
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Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

This is one of those period films I’ve seen lately but haven’t had time to write about. Before starting with my usual way of writing and adding gifs without control, let me tell you a couple things:

  • I totally LOVE the 2005 Pride & Prejudice film, it’s one of my very favourite films in every way (the cast, the music, the costume design, the art…).

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  • I also love bad films. Like really bad films. The kind of films that you see the poster and you already know that they will be bad (think about something like “I, Frankenstein” or “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” or “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) and they are fun because these are not pretentious films, they just deliver what you expect and if you go see them with a good mood, then you might even be surprised. Or not. That’s the charm of bad films.

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Now, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is not such a bad film. I don’t know why, but it perfectly works together. It was rather amazing. Let me tell you about it.

First, you MUST suspend disbelief. The film starts and tells you that before the story starts, there was a zombie uprising/epidemy and that now people have learnt to live with this. And in that world is where our story happens.

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Before anything, we meet Mr Darcy (insert sight here), who is the hot-but-weird Sam Riley. I have to say that I had never thought anything about his voice until I saw this movie, but it’s quite… nasal, I guess? I don’t know, weird voice.

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He also wears all black. And has a katana. Because of course.

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I have to say that in my heart, Keira Knightley will always be THE Elizabeth Bennet.

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And also I’m not that fond of Lily James, even though I love her in Downton Abbey. I don’t know why, but she doesn’t seem to me like the right Lizzie. But whatever.

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Bella Heathcote is perfect as Jane Bennet. Actually I think she’s perfect in all period films ever XD

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Mr Bingley (Douglas Booth) is SO gorgeous, just like taken from a Burberry ad and taken back to the Regency era (I don’t know if that makes any sense).

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And talking about Mr Bingley, I liked the way that the relationship between Darcy and Bingley is portrayed: they trust their lives to each other. That kind of friendship seems tough and great.

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And Collins. OH MY FUCKIN GOD, COLLINS! Matt Smith is HILARIOUS. Totally loved him as the odd, silly and awkward Collins. Perfect humour with perfect timing.

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I love that Wickham (Jack Huston)  is a little more important to the story and really makes you think if he’s actually wrong or not (I didn’t find a gif :( )

Now, let’s check the important part: the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth.

Well it follows (obviously) the usual Pride & Prejudice line, but we have these fun/awesome moments of them together:

When they meet at the ball (because zombies or not zombies, there must be a ball)

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When he “saves” her from a zombie-lady

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When he declares his love…

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and she starts a fight (I couldn’t help laughing here).

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And of course, the battlefield

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In other highlights we have: the ball fight

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The Bennet sisters training

Darcy and Caroline reciting “the accomplished lady” list

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Mr Bingley on a horse (or next to the horse since there’s no gif)

and finally the bridge explosion

Charles Dance not being a creepy dude as in GoT

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Now, the costume design: there are some very good things like most of the menswear

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but there’s also the WHOLE underwear for the ladies. Tights. Bloomers. Really? REALLY?!

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even though most of the dresses and coats look rather  good.

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Final thoughts: Are you looking for a faithful version of the Austen novel? Then don’t see this movie. Are you just wanna have fun and you love Matt Smith and/or zombies? Go see it now.

Also, I have to say that it’s pretty amazing the way that the original story and conflicts work in any setting and era: from a modern romcom to this zombie version. Jane Austen’s writing is just so… universal? Perfect? I don’t know but I have to say that even with all the fun/weird/crazy stuff going on in this film, the way that the core of the novel is untouched is just wonderful. I guess it’s just what happens with great literature.

And I LOVE what they did with the female characters: there’s not a single one who is not badass and strong. From each Bennet sister to Lady Catherine de Bourgh (ok, maybe Mrs Bennet is kind of boring, but that’s her point in the story).

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Main Info:

Name: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

Year: 2015

Director: Burr Steers

Main Cast: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcote, Suki Waterhouse, Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Jack Huston, Matt Smith, Lena Headey.

Costume Design: Julian Day

Sometimes I think that maybe we are just stories. Like we may as well just be words on a page, because we’re only what we’ve done and what we are going to do.
—  Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

ADDICTED FOR 15 DAYS // day-03: favorite character hobbies

( Willow Moore’s )

I think I need to rewrite my eulogy: What a sheltered little creature, that Willow Moore, who only understands life through the lens of good television, books, and classic coming-of-age movies.

Why do some people exclude Peter from the Marauders.

Now, most of the time, the Marauders posts I see include all four boys, but every once in a while I will see a post of the Marauders that is just James, Sirius, and Remus (and sometimes Lily).

Like, sometimes people write Marauders headcanons but don’t include Peter at all.

Yes, he was a traitor. Everyone knows that. We get it. He betrayed his friends. They died. It was horrible. The end.

But just because he made one (very bad) mistake doesn’t mean he was a bad person. If he was, the other three boys wouldn’t have been friends with him and James and Lily wouldn’t have trusted him with their secret.

Peter was a Marauder.

You may not like what he did, but that doesn’t change the fact.

The Third: White T-Shirt

PUBLISHED JANUARY 15 2016, sorry bout the wait lovelies 

Beth and Harry had been texting non-stop. There were few minutes where Beth’s eyes weren’t darting to her phone checking for a message, or her mouth wasn’t trying to hide a smile at some super lame joke. It was easy. Talking to Harry was effortless; they never ran out of things to say and his words were so warm and friendly it felt like she had known him her whole life.

“Hellloo? Earth to Hoe-Beth!” Travis waved a hand in front of her face. 

“What do you want Travis?” She smiles in a kind of lopsided way and hits the power button on her phone. 

“Uh, I don’t know. I guess we’re at work and I would LOVE it if you did your job,” He rolls his eyes with more dramatic flare than necessary.

“Gah, I know. I’m sorry, Trav. It’s just this guy, he’s like-”

“Okay, I’m going to stop you there because this is where you get all google-y eyed and that is not a side of you I want to see right now. Or ever,” He pats her shoulder curtly and pulls her by the apron to the cash register. “And I’m making you work register as a punishment. Suck it,” He says, stomping a sock-n-sandal clad foot. Beth kicks him in the shin and he limps away, muttering curses. 

Beth’s eyes dart to her phone as it lights up, sending warmth throughout her body. 

Harry: Hey coffee girl I’m coming by today x

She can’t help but grin and her mind soars with thoughts of bright green eyes and words that make her heart swirl. 

“Hey! Stop swooning, you’re affection is poisoning our customers!” Travis yells from the bar and Beth flips him off under the counter before addressing the teenage girls at the counter. They order the typical frilly sugar drinks and Beth is glad to watch them go. 

It’s only when the shop empties that Beth’s mind begins to wander. She thinks mostly about her sister. Her visit was impending and the closer it drew, the more Beth was dreading it. Beth loved Rebecca, but her visits never ended well. 

“Well fuck, now you’re frowning. I don’t know how to make fun of you if you keep changing your mood so fast, Goddamn.” Travis says from a table by the window. “What’s on your mind babe?”

“Becca’s coming to town next week,” She puts her chin in her hands, leaning on the counter.

“Oh shit, Evil Becca?”

“That’s the one.” The heels of her palms rub against her eyes. 

“On a totally unrelated note, what day is she coming here so I can plan ahead on being sick?” 

“Don’t be mean, she won’t be here for long.”

“You gonna introduce her to lover-boy?” He walks over to the counter and wipes it down with a wet towel.

“Oh hell no! She’d scare him off in like 2 seconds, plus we are just talking. Nothing’s gonna happen, he’s too gorgeous for me.”

“True that,” Says Travis, and Beth groans. He just cackles and strides off. 

She turns around to yell something nasty when a deep voice startles her. “Hey there, coffee girl.” She whirls around and there he is. Standing right in front of her, wearing just a plain white t-shirt and black jeans but somehow looking better than anyone she’d ever seen. “Hi,” She breathes, and he just smirks, but she can see a redness spread across his cheeks. “Can I…take you out tonight?” He fumbles over his words in an embarrassingly adorable way. “Yeah,” She nods, still not completely comprehending the situation. “Yeah, I’d love that,” Beth tucks a strand of blonde hair behind her ear and grins at the counter. “I’m really glad you said that because I haven’t stopped thinking about you since last week,” “Really? Me?” Beth’s head snaps up and their eyes lock. “No, the short guy spying on us from the back. Yes! Of course you!” Harry motions to Travis’ small head peeking into the doorway. “Helllooo. Nice to meet you…” Travis draws out and slowly disappears. “I think you just made my day,” She grins back at Harry, pushing down the urge to kick Travis where it really hurts. “Oh yeah? Well good because I’m totally winging it here,” “Pretty charming for ‘winging it’, but I suppose I can teach you the art of women.” “How’s 8pm, Vinnie’s on Main? It’s really close to here I think,” “Can’t wait,” And she can’t. He leans over the counter and kisses her cheek. Beth can practically feel his heart beating in his lips. And she loves every second of it. “Bye,” She mumbles shyly as he disappears out the door. Immediately, Beth breathes out a huge breath. “BETH WHAT THE FUCK?! That was some hard-core flirting, Oh My God!! Are you gonna rack? If you rack I need details! Like all the details-” “Travis, can you please shut up and let me enjoy this moment. A beautiful man just asked me out. I need two seconds to process, so shut the fuck up!” She leans against the counter and lets out a quiet laugh. This was gonna be quite the night.
The Fourth: Words On a Page


Harry is a writer. He tells her how his hand is always scribbling down story ideas and that his mind is constantly churning reality into a fictitious wonder.

“What does that even mean?” Beth laughs, but she doesn’t think its funny. In fact, she thinks it’s beautiful. But how do you tell someone you think their words are beautiful, she wonders.

“Ah, I knew you’d ask that. Its hard to explain, but my mind sort of takes the sucky reality of life and adds a little glitter.”

“That makes sense, I guess.” She takes a sip from her water and looks around at the deserted tables surrounding them. “Wow, I guess we outlasted everyone here huh?”

He laughs. Beth can feel her heart beat speed up.

“Couldn’t have been too hard, considering the average age here was at least 70. Sucky first date spot, I apologize.”

“Stop second guessing yourself, you’re actually quite good at this.” She says, watching color creep into his cheeks.


“Oh yeah,”

“So you’d want to go out with me again?”

“Haven’t quite made up my mind yet,” Beth teases and taps her chin, pretending there would even be a second thought there.

“Okay, rude. But the night’s not done just yet…” He puts a bill on the table before jumping to his feet and offering her his hand. “Shall we?”

Beth’s hand molds into his and he tugs her out of the restaurant. The night air is crisp and cold against her flushed cheeks, but all she can focus on is the warm hand in hers and the way their footsteps echo each other against the pavement. Its in that moment that Beth realizes that none of this is normal. Beth isn’t the type to throw her heart out on the first date, but she feels like Harry has already caught it. And that means one thing- This is gonna destroy her. But something about that made her hold onto it tighter.

“So where are we headed?”

“Surprise. We are almost there, I promise.”

“Good, ‘cuz I’m a little winded,”

“Seriously? We’ve walked like a block,” He laughs into the night.

“I have one more question.” She says, pulling him back towards her. He raises an eyebrow. “How do I know you’re not going to take me somewhere secluded and then kill me?”

“I guess you’re just gonna have to trust me.”

“How am I to trust you when I don’t know you?”

“But you do know me. You know my mind doesn’t shut up, I’m terrible with girls, and I love a good latte. What else is there to know?”

“A lot, actually!”

“God, Beth. Just trust me,”

“Okay. I do.”
Harry takes her to a park, of all places. Except for a few lamps, the park is shrouded in darkness and empty. “Okay, now I really think you’re gonna kill me.” She lets go of his hand and immediately wishes she hadn’t. “Alright, chill out! Come over here,” He walks over to a big grassy hill and collapses against the side. “Sit with me,” His voice rings out over the empty park and Beth is drawn to him. She sits close to him and he swings an arm around her shoulders. “Tell me something,” He says so quietly, its almost a whisper. “Like what?” She whispers back, turning her head to face him. “Something I don’t know. About you,” “Oh. I don’t know. I’m not very interesting,” “Impossible. Every person is interesting,” “Well…I like to read?” “That’s good.” “Harry, where do you put your writing? Has it ever been published?” “No, just in notebooks or scrap paper. Never even finished a story.” “Why not?” “Not enough inspiration. Writing feeds off of every aspect of your being and I’ve just been lacking a muse.” “You’ll find it someday.” “Maybe I already have,” He whispers against her cheek. “Maybe,” She whispers back, not daring to face him. Beth knows he’s waiting for her to turn and she knows if she does, she’ll be a goner. He clears his throat and looks back up at the sky. Shit, Beth thinks. Before she knows what she’s doing, she grabs his face and presses her lips firmly against his. Beth isn’t a poet. Or an author. So she didn’t think about fireworks or flowers blooming or electricity when she kissed him. Instead, it felt normal. As if that was where she was meant to be this whole time. A different kind of safety. And just like that, she was a goner.