taste of hope

In Memoriam

Killian doesn’t understand what’s wrong.  The lad was fine twenty minutes ago, and then he saw something on his phone and now he is all morose.  When he tries to ask Henry what could be the matter, Henry sulks off into town.  Killian shrugs, writing it off as another youthful outburst–until he sees Emma drying her eyes in the kitchen.

“Love, did something happen? Is it your parents? Are you hurt? Has anything–”

“No.  No, Killian.  Nothing like that.”  Emma smirks a bit, glancing down at her phone and then taking a deep, shaky breath.  “It’s… it’s hard to explain.”

“Well please do make an effort,” Killian slides his arms around his love, the creases in his brow only deepening as Emma buries himself in her shoulder.  “With you and Henry both so upset, I can hardly keep from being agitated myself.”

“It’s just… we just saw online.  Someone very important to both of us just …”  She looks at the ceiling briefly, trying to clear her eyes and at the same time figure out how to explain it.  “Princess Leia passed away, Killian.”

He blinks.  “The woman from the moving picture show?  I had no idea you were acquainted.”

“We weren’t.”  Emma examines Killian’s face, letting out a soft sigh as his eyes remain blank and confused.  “It’s… it’s a story.  Like the others, but not real–at least, not that I know of.  But it’s an important story and it means a lot to Henry.  and me.”

Killian nods deeply, recognition finally crossing his expression.  He draws Emma into a closer embrace.  “I’m so sorry, love.”

“You know–in the year we were gone, in all the fake memories… Henry and I watched that every year on his birthday.”  She laughs a bit into Killian’s shoulder.


“Yup.  All three of the originals.  We’d stay up late, eat junk food, and fire off quotes at each other until we fell asleep.  It was one of the ways we grew closer.”  She shakes her head.  “I suppose it wasn’t real anyway.”

“To both of you, it was.”

“Before… before that, even when I was young… those movies told me what it was like to be a hero.  To be brave.  Even–even to be a princess.”  She looked back at Killian, raising her head.  “Before I knew I was royalty, Leia taught me the kind of royalty I’d want to be.  I wish I could tell that to the woman who told her story.”

“I wish that too, Emma,” Killian whispered.  “But I know beyond a doubt that your story would do her proud.”

For all my CS fans–especially the ladies–who are in mourning.  May you have confidence that your story would do her proud.  Keep being the amazing princess you are, and may you receive comfort today.

I still hope it’s you and me in the end. Sometimes i kiss your name into the void until it fades from my memory, sometimes i kiss your lips into the wind until i forget how they taste.
I still hope it’s you and me in the end but i have been thinking about beginnings insanely. How the heart feels the love before the eyes can see it. How the mind thinks the love before the hands touch it. I have been thinking about our beginning.
I still hope it’s you and me in the end.
—  k.m

“Soul-mates aren’t the ones who make you happiest, no. They’re the ones who make you feel you the most. Burning edges and scars and stars. Old pains and pangs, captivation and beauty. Strain and shadows and worry and yearning. Sweetness and madness and dreamlike surrender. They hurl you into the abyss. They taste like hope.” —Victoria Erickson


This was suggested by @gloster . Sorry dear that it took so long, I felt it’d be a good occasion to resume some of the most meaningful drarry moments. So I think it can be a good way to wish a Happy New Year to you and to all the drarry lovers.


Anyone who knows me from @artmemesarchive knows that I love them, so what better way to kick off this blog than with an art challenge! Also, despite this blog’s name, it’s not necessarily about first ones specifically!  Any old oc will do.  The difference can be from months to years, but the longer ago it was created the better the transformation!

For this challenge, paste an old drawing of the character in the box (can be traditional, scanned, photographed, digital, mspaint, whatever!) on the Original half, then fill out the form. Afterwards, update the character! Make them new! Draw a picture with your improved skills! Update their bio and information! Reflect on your improvement and changed tastes.

 I hope to see people participate!! If you do it, tag me @myfirstoc or put #myfirstoc in the tags of the post so I can see it and reblog it!

@fudayk​ said: “victor feeding yuri katsudon after his win? >///w///< !!!!”

“Say ahh!

“O-oi, Victor!”

Victor grinned, bright and happy, nearly glowing with Yuuri’s win, and waved the cutlet in front of Yuuri’s face.

Yuuri was just this side of too embarrassed to smile in return.

“It’s your victory,” Victor pointed out, not for the first time. He touched the meat to Yuuri’s lips, the smell bringing his attention to just how empty his stomach was. “Eat up!”

Yuuri glanced sideways at his coach, wondering how much Victor had had to drink before they ended up in this establishment — the flush was rather telling, even if Yuuri had somehow missed the way he was acting — and huffed, “I can feed myself, you know.”

He was met with a pair of puppy eyes that would have even put Vicchan’s to shame.

And… well…

It wasn’t every day that your idol (who was still most definitely your idol, even though he was strict and silly and blunt and a hundred other things that should have been faults, but weren’t) offered to feed you with his own two hands.

It was a brief, intense struggle between Yuuri’s pride and the obvious choice, and Yuuri’s pride hit the deck to the sound of Victor cajoling, “Please, Yuuri?”

Yuuri shut his eyes and opened his mouth, burning in his skin and wondering again just how drunk Victor was.

He plucked the cutlet from Victor’s chopsticks with his teeth, tasting the hot, savoury juices hit his tongue like holy water, and he abandoned any pretense of delicacy. He snapped down on the pork, humming his approval almost involuntarily, pride forgotten.

Almost, it was almost as good as his mother’s, breaded nearly to perfection and fried just right. It gave way under his teeth, substantial and comforting, not too chewy but not too tender either.

“Delicious…” he moaned appreciatively, mouth watering even after he swallowed, and he pulled himself out of the near meditation state the excellent katsudon had put him into.

The first thing he saw was Victor staring at him, chopsticks still held aloft and eyes wide.

The second thing he saw was the almost-whole katsudon still resting on the table.

He looked back at Victor, suddenly struck by just how hungry the competition had left him.

Victor, still holding his chopsticks captive, continued to stare.

Yuuri stared back at the utensils pointedly, hoping he wouldn’t have to actually ask for them and feeling a bit like a dog who’d been told to ‘stay’ while his owner balanced a biscuit on his nose.

When Victor seemed disinclined to share, Yuuri wondered if he was too polite to snatch them out of Victor’s hands. He licked his lips, tasting the traces of tonkatsu left on them, and that, oddly, was what snapped Victor out of his daze.

His mentor handed over the chopsticks, looking away and revealing that his pink alcohol flush had darkened to rosy, and flagged down a waitress.

“Sake, please,” Victor requested, oddly strained, and Yuuri would have worried, but he was too busy enjoying his treat to dwell.

Ah, victory was sweet.

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Te tengo en la mira (a Reaper76 Fanmix)
A playlist for Reaper76 with only spanish love songs
  1. Estrechez de corazón (Los prisioneros)
  2. La vuelta al mundo (Calle 13)
  3. La tortura (Shakira & Alejandro Sanz)
  4. Trátame suavemente (Soda Stereo)
  5. Si tu me quisieras (Mon Laferte)
  6. Uyuyuy (Pedro Piedra)
  7. Desde que te perdí (Kevin Johansen)
  8. Tiempo (Miranda!)

Hope you like it!

RebelCaptain Playlist – “Welcome Home”

Something Out of Nothing – North of Nine // I Love You Too Much – Diego Luna (Book of Life Soundtrack) // Take Me – The 3AM // Subtle Love – birthday // Magnetic – Canopy Climbers // Love’s On The Way – Sebastain Kole // Stay A Little Longer (Demo) – Brothers Osborne // Here With Me – Susie Suh, Robot Koch // In The Meantime – Randall Kent // Compass – Kyle & Devin // Here With You – Jake Nauta // Done with Bein’ Done – Daphne Willis // Everything’ll Be Alright – Time for Three // I Was Made For Loving You – Will Gittens, Jennifer Chung // Blue – Vocal Few // 10 Hours – Warren Barfield // Lego House – Ed Sheeran


anonymous asked:

Would you rec some of your favorite NSN fics? :)

I can, but unfortunately most are smut I think, haha. I don’t really read fics these days aside from searching for specific things tbh. But here are still a few of my favorites, some from FF and some from AO3! :) 

Post Me Nots by raiTonight29! (Rating: T)

Inappropriate by Fifi McFu! (Rating: M)

Dare To Hope by StarkBlack! (Rating: M, but there’s no sex, just language!)

Half Time by fuelled by ramen! (Rating: M)

Gym Class by OokamiHime567! (Rating: M, and it’s somewhat aggressive) 

YaoiKitty-Chan  (I put her account down because I can’t choose just one of her fics, but they’re all NaruSasu!)

Silence by Kantayra! (Rating: M) 

Take It Off by Corseted!  (Rating: M)

Enough by IvvyMoon! (Rating: M)

Only the ring finger knows by Haganemaru! (Rating: M)


Lord Tywin seldom spoke of his wife, but Tyrion had heard his uncles talk of the love between them. In those days, his father had been Aerys’s Hand, and many people said that Lord Tywin Lannister ruled the Seven Kingdoms, but Lady Joanna ruled Lord Tywin. “He was not the same man after she died, Imp,” his Uncle Gery told him once. “The best part of him died with her.” Gerion had been the youngest of Lord Tytos Lannister’s four sons, and the uncle Tyrion liked best.

– A Storm of Swords, Tyrion V

Happy birthday @joannalannister!

@dreemurrkidsweek day 3: different outfits

wowie i’m late again

stripe squad! I wonder what they’re talking about


Hey guys! Today, I just wanted to share with you how I go about with my bullet journal. I have collected a lot of ideas from Tumblr, Pinterest and Youtube, and this is the format that suits my taste. I hope you guys find this useful or interesting! :)


1. Index

Of course, most, if not all, bullet journals start with an index page so you can make reference to it in the future. This makes things easier to find and more organized.

2. Habit Tracker 

I track various habits like eating fruits and vegetables, getting 8 hours of sleep, drinking 8 glasses of water, finishing a book, etc. I put numbers in the grids and each number corresponds to a date. If I did that certain task on that day, I will shade in the box.

3. Calendar

This is a calendar for the whole month. Here, I use post-it notes so that it can be easily transferred if the date ever changed. I also use different color of sticky tabs for school, blog and personal life, but the one above is only for blog posts since I don’t have other things to put yet. 

4. Books and Blog Posts

The one above is separated into three columns - “Books I Want to Read,” “In Progress,” and “Finished” - and I used sticky tabs to put the books that I want to read in the month of January on the first column. When I’m already reading the book, I will transfer the sticky tab to the “In Progress” column, and then to the “Finished” column when I finished reading the book.

On the bottom part of the page are the blog posts that I plan to post in January, and it’s also separated into three columns - “To Do,” “In Progress,” and “Finished.” I also move them to the appropriate columns when the task changes status. 

5. Expense Tracker

This is where I track my expenses for the month. In the first column, I put the item that I bought. In the second column, I put the date, and in the third column, I put the amount.

6. Weekly Spread

This is where I put my everyday tasks. So first I put the date, and then the bar below that tracks the number of glasses of water that I drank that day (left) and the number of hours of sleep that I had the night before (right). Then after that, I proceed to my to-do list, and I shade the box different colors once the task is done for school, blog and personal. Below that, most of the time I put 1-2 sentences about the highlights of my day.

7. Weekly Mementos

To the left of the weekly spread are the mementos that I collected throughout the week. These are mostly receipts, tickets, stubs, and any other thing that I think might be worth putting in.