spiral heads

Some live-action BATB headcanons (mostly about Lumiere and Plumette’s wedding because I’m a sap):

  • Prince/Beast is bi or pan (”…his parties with the most beautiful people,” “…and earn their love in return”).
  • Before the spell was broken, the members of the staff who were able to move throughout the castle would relay messages between Cadenza and Garderobe from time to time.
  • Lumiere and Plumette get engaged soon after they become human again. Lumiere had promised her it would happen once the curse was lifted, and sometimes talking about their possible future was comforting to them.
  • Lumiere makes Cogsworth his best man, mostly because he’s very organized, but also because it means he’ll have to give a toast and admit that Lumiere has good points.
  • Chip is the ring bearer.
  • Cadenza plays the processional music, and Garderobe sings for their first dance (okay I’m going by modern wedding customs, I don’t know if any of this is how they did it in 18th century France). 
  • Lumiere cries when he sees her in the dress.
  • So does Cogsworth.
  • Everyone’s crying or almost crying during the vows, mainly because they thought there would never be a chance for this to happen.
  • When the officiant says “You may now kiss the bride” he hasn’t even finished the sentence before Plumette grabs Lumiere’s face and kisses him.
  • The Prince insists on throwing them a huge reception in the ballroom and basically invites the entire town (LeFou goes with his new boyfriend, of course).
  • Plumette has a dance with Chip and he’s standing on her feet the whole time and it’s adorable.
  • Everyone keeps saying how Plumette is the most beautiful woman there (and let’s be real, she is). Lumiere can’t take his eyes off her and he keeps smiling because he’s so ridiculously in love with her and he can’t believe his luck.

Head canon time! I know this is probably already obvious from most of my noodle drawings but Noodle scarves are an incredibly common occurrence. Spiral Dragons are raised to seek out a singular “Most Important Dragon" also know to Spirals as a Napping Buddy. It can be considered an honor to become a Spirals nap buddy because it means that they trust them with their life and more.

This species-wide trend came about when the very first Spiral Dragons had been created by their Deity-Father, the Windsinger. As most of the young species fanned out across the world, following their inherent wanderlust, they stumbled into more and more danger- what with them being small and prone to passing out with barely a moments notice. So then these proto-noodles found larger dragons with a steadier sleep pattern to ride upon and travel with. As the First of their kind had offspring, and their offspring had offspring, and so on, it was passed down until it became tradition among the species. Even instinctual, some might argue, as even some Spirals not necessarily taught to will seek out a trusted life-long partner to coil around. Hatchlings of mixed parents will naturally gravitate to coiling around their bigger siblings.

Even the Windsinger himself has adopted this trend. Dragons blessed to be near their gods find it an rather common sight for the Windsinger to be tangled around their patron deity- whether they actually enjoy the physical contact or not- talking their ear off.

All of my Spirals Have Napping Buddies except Aether and Aura, who rarely leave their humble shrine now-a-days and so usually hover around the stones and bamboo structures that decorate the shrine. I guess it could be considered their Napping Buddy but Spirals don’t really give that title to inanimate objects or places, only to living, moving beings. If they were to ever travel again they would probably pick one from the clan to serve as their protector.

Don’t think about the Inner Circle reacting to the realisation that Rhys has effectively sacrificed himself to keep them and Velaris safe.

Don’t think about Mor’s anger and anguish that he’s engineered this so they can’t go to him; can’t save him; can’t get him back because he knew that she’d want to tear the world to shreds to bring him home; the only blood family she has left. 

Don’t think about the silence that would cling to Azriel like a veil, the shadows around him becoming so thick and dark that the others can’t see his agony for what his brother has done for them. 

Don’t think about Cassian slumping into the nearest chair, utterly speechless, for the first time he can remember, as he thinks about the enormity of what his brother has done and the horror of it brings tears to his eyes.  

Don’t think about Amren reacting with stoic calm, quieting Mor’s rage, drawing Az out of himself, rallying Cass. She’s as angry and shocked and horrified as any of them but she is Rhys’ Second. She will hold them together for him. As he would want her to do. 

Don’t think about how, as the years drag on, and they’re confined to Velaris by Rhys’ sacrifice; unable to leave lest the magic he tethered to them break and expose them and put them in danger; something he has worked so hard to do and they can’t bring themselves to make in vain, hearing the rumours that surround him. 

Don’t think about them hearing how he has become Amarantha’s whore and everything that entails. Don’t think about how that makes Mor feel sick to her stomach that the same fate he wants saved her from and helped her heal from is now his lot in life. 

Don’t think about Azriel imagining his brother trapped beneath the earth, unable to see the sun, unable to spread his wings and fly the way he knows he loves to do. The way they did to him when he was a child. 

Don’t think about Cassian seeing everyone he loves around him; Mor and Azriel and Amren, being there with them, safe for Rhys’ sacrifice, and shattering when he remembers that his brother is completely alone. An outcast. As he once was. 

Don’t think about them hearing about all of the horrific things that Amarantha forces Rhys to do; killing all of the Winter Court children. Don’t think about Amren, Amren who knows how much he struggled with his power, how hard he worked to contain it so it would never control him, so it would never hurt anyone, who helped him leash it and contain it, hearing this and feeling something die within her because she knows what this will do to Rhys, how much it will destroy him. 

Don’t think about the Inner Circle beginning to lose hope too; as Rhys did. Don’t think about them being sure that they’ll never see him again. Even if Mor and Cassian come up with a new scheme to try and break him out of there every other week; and Azriel takes risks the other would kill him for to try and get ears Under the Mountain because maybe that would help; and Amren keeps herself going through the long years by telling herself that she has to keep the court together, has to keep the Inner Circle strong, has to keep his people alive and cared for and hopeful so that when he comes back he can resume his rule with ease.

Don’t think about the fact that Rhys and his Inner Circle were separated from each other for fifty years and how much that must have broken all of them. Just don’t do it.  

First I fell for a junkie,
Then I fell for his ways.
He introduced me to the needle,
Had me spinning for days and days.

At first the high was amazing,
Until I realized i was on day four.
When paranoia, shakes, and cravings hit,
Bet I was straight laid out on the floor.

So when the junkie left for rehab,
My head instantly spiraled down.
And he told me, “you stay sober now,
You’ve got this, babe, don’t frown.”

I knew Her voice would be louder,
So much louder than any before.
But I told myself I could fight it still,
Even with arms all bruised and sore.

And now this junkie avoids her mirror,
Can’t even look in her own two eyes.
What has her pathetic life come to?
Revolving solely around that fucking high.

First I fell for a junkie,
Then I fell for his ways.
And not to my surprise I gathered,
There’s no escaping this deadly maze.

Because a junkie is a junkie,
And it doesn’t matter if we’re in love.
Because the only true love we’ve ever felt,
Came straight from this devil’s drug.

—  I guess one could say Me and T have a love/hate relationship (ael)

Heh, A lot of allies to the humble sanctuary Clan have monarchic- or similar- ruling systems. Ambassadors must be so confused when they first arrive and find out that the closest thing to a ‘ruling family’ this place has are these goofballs.

rey and poe struggling with sleep after their respective encounters with kylo and running into each other outside in the dead of night, because they both needed to see the sky. they both needed the vastness of the sky to shake off the feeling of someone else in their head.

rey and poe sharing their sky with each other.

The bright days are coming again – light light light, sweet redemption like fresh air. Flowers are spiraling from my head like fireworks, sunshine in my mouth like honey. Sweet, seductive spring.
—  spring is here // abby, day 200

When your bara bro kills your bara dad…

Pavel Tchelitchew aka Па́вел Чели́щев aka Pavel Fedorovich Tchelitchew aka Па́вел Фёдорович Чели́щев (Russian, 1898-1957, b. Kaluga, Russia) - Head from Spiral Head series, 1950  Drawings: Pastels on Paper


The time has come: to continue or not?

Alright everyone. This is something that has been spiraling in my head for the past months. 

What do you think about recent AKBingo! episodes? Do you think that the number of viewers are still consistent or has there been changes, whether it got more interesting or boring? Are there many international fans who are still interested in the show, which makes it crucial to make English subs for the show?

I’m asking this because I have not been able to sub many episodes for some time. To be honest, I have not been watching the show nor am I enthusiastic about it as much as before. The main reason is I find that the show has become quite bland. 

Maybe it’s because I haven’t fully embraced Woman Rush Hour as the host. In fact, at times I feel like I’m just watching AKB48 members and Muramoto featuring Paradise. Sure, Bad Boys was like that as well with Kiyoto being the secondary host, next to Sata. But Kiyoto had his moments and what pulled some audience towards him was the moments when he would dress up as anything related to the segment (a professor for Tozen segment, super random characters in AKBest 10 etc). I can give Muramoto a pat on the back because he has been doing a good job by giving lots of attention to underrated members (I like how Kii-chan (Sato Kiara) stood out in this week’s episode), and at times I do enjoy his suggestive statements.

Other than that, I noticed that the show is really lacking games now. Even though I can understand Japanese, I imagine being someone who doesn’t understand the language at all, how can I enjoy the show if I can’t understand a word? What makes this worse is the piling of talking segments. I know it is a variety show, but there’s not much laughter if there’s too many talking. If we go back to Bad Boys’ era, there was a lot more games where you can just enjoy watching the girls fall into powder or mud pits, playing sports, or even ride a bike within the studio (how interesting is that?) Not only that, I feel like with these talking segments, only certain members are able to speak out and get the camera frame for themselves (regardless if the member is popular or not), meanwhile other members look like as if they’re just background decorations. Remember Shoujiki Shogi where even bystanders may get injured? That’s what I’d love to see again. I feel like the girls are being in their comfort zone too much. Long story short, less talking, more action please AKBingo!

If I missed some interesting/funny stuff in new episodes, that proves how less interested I am in the show. Don’t get me wrong, I still download the show every week, and watch it when I have the time, it’s just that when I do watch it, I’d just skim them through. I need to know if am I still needed by fans of this show. So my biggest question for today is, should the show continue being subbed?