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Difficult Decisions

Wedding Week Fic #3

Planning with Lafayette

A big shoutout to @boredonatuesdaynight for helping me plan everything in this fic! They helped out with a lot of research and finding pictures. It felt like we were planning a real wedding! Thank you so much!


“Roses?”

“No.”

“Tulips?”

“No.”

“Carnations?”

“No.”

You groaned. Who knew trying to pick flowers for your wedding would be so impossible.

It probably wouldn’t be as bad if your fiance would make up his fucking mind. Everyone always told you that the guy you married wouldn’t care, but they were wrong.

Lafayette cared about EVERYTHING.

Down to the last detail, he wanted it to be perfect. He even wanted to go dress shopping with you, but you refused.

“Well then what do you want?” you asked exasperated.

He thought for a moment, then glanced at some light blue flowers off in the corner.

“Irises.”

You glanced at the flowers he was pointing at. They were beautiful.

“Very pretty. Any particular reason you choose those?”

He nodded and smiled, picking up the sample bouquet and handing it to you.

“It’s the national flower of France!” he told you gleefully.

You rolled your eyes. Why were you not surprised.

“Alright. Let’s go with it.”

~~~~

“Lamb?”

“No.”

“Fish?”

“No.”

“Quail!?”

“No.”

You slammed your head on the table.

“Dammit Lafayette work with me.”

He glanced over at some of the other choices on a menu.

“What about beef fillet?” he asked you.

“Is that France’s national dish then?”

“No. I just really like beef fillet.”

“Dammit.”

~~~~

“Chocolate?”

“No.”

“Red Velvet?”

“No.”

“No cake then.”

“No! We have to have a cake,” Lafayette protested.

“But we already have macarons!” you replied. “Why do we need a cake?”

“So that we can cut into it together. It’s tradition!”

You sighed. He was right.

“Well then what flavor are we going to get? You need to make up your mind already babe.”

He looked at the displays.

“Do you have any French Vanilla?”

“You’re killin me smalls.”


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anonymous asked:

Okay but can you imagine if Noel won the Emmy for best guest star and in his speech he like tells the show to fuck off essentially. Noel is such a nice guy that he probably would never do that but it would be such a sweet vindictive moment. Like if he thanked everyone that helped him along the way and then was like "and thanks to the producers/writers, who helped me realize I was better than this shipwreck of a show" I would die

noel’s too nice to do that 😩 i just want him to be out of his contract with them so he can do an interview and tell why exactly he left like if he chose to or if they just refused to make his shameless/tmnt schedules work. i want answers lmao

Thanks to everyone who replied to my post about writing longfic! (@soulventure91, @siverwrites, @amarmeme, @barbex, @eluvisen). It’s really relieving to know I’m not alone when it comes to being worried about what I put out there! 

I do have things planned out, more or less, but it’s been so long that I can’t remember how to properly write a coherent plot with like, a climax and all that dealio, and the advice about arcs and interlinking them together really helped! 

It really helps to remember that no-one else will know if it matches up with what’s in my head or not because they can’t read my mind. :’D And the only real way for people to know what’s going on is for me to… create the content. 

And practising is one of the main ways to get better anyhow.  

A HARD LESSON SERIES CELEBRATION: Prequel Presents

Happy Friday, everyone!!! Here’s hoping that everyone had a marvelous week!!! So… after lots of comments and messages, @vintagemichelle91 and I are pleased to announce the winners of our anniversary giveaway, Prequel Presents!!!

·Following their first encounter, Rafael and Natalia have dates with other people at the same restaurant… and cannot help but sense one another’s presence!

·Pillow talk after Rafael and Natalia’s first time.

Thank you so very much to everyone who voted!!! Keep your eyes peeled for these “Little Lessons” this weekend, and be sure to check out our “Hard Lesson” music video below!!! Enjoy!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glJj_JCnUO0&feature=youtu.be

now that skam is ending I just really wanted to take the time and thank every single one of you who translated clips and chats and instagram posts for us non-Norwegian speaking people.

you helped grow and support an international community that would have never formed if it wasn’t for you. this season has been quite controversial with everyone having their own favourite characters and ships but in the end I think we all know how to appreciate skam for the amazing, realistic and relatable show that it is.

this goes out especially to Feudly, supbus, skamenglish, and everyone else. Thank you! This would not have been possible without you ❤❤

look at me - i will never pass for a perfect bride

so i know i already made a retold mulan post but i just LOVE MULAN SO MUCH so here’s another

in the original myth mulan isn’t really a clumsy fish out of water. she’s strong and smart and the reason she goes to war is because she’s the most qualified person in her family to fight, regardless of gender.

so how about this: mulan’s a fighter. she knows exactly who she is, like in the original myth, she’s knows how to be the blossoming flower and the great stone dragon. she’s still mulan though, so she still doesn’t memorize the silly ways she’s supposed to be a good wife and has little patience for appearing graceful while pouring tea. she’s innovative and courageous and beautiful, but no one is under any illusions about what kind of wife she’ll be.

and the matchmaker is the matchmaker for the li family as well, for this great big part of china. and general li wants his son to be married before he goes off to war, wants his son to have a reason to fight to live, like a wife waiting for him. and the matchmaker reads the stars and the tea leaves and the astrology charts, and no matter what all the signs point to one thing: the honorable li shang is destined to marry the insolent, arrogant fa mulan.

the matchmaker isn’t going to let that happen, she refuses to be responsible for that disaster of a wedding. so she sends her most beautiful girls, the ones that are obedient and quiet and know their roles, the ones that are eager to marry into the li family.

and each of them are entertained and met and sent back. shang is many things, but smooth isn’t one of them, he has nothing to say to these quiet girls who smile at him, feels large and awkward around their polite smiles. so he and his father go to the matchmaker’s village, shang reluctantly and his father to demand she stops messing with them and provides a proper bride.

it’s on the day that mulan and the other girls are parading in the street. shang sees a girl - mulan - hurry into the end of the line, jumping over a bench and darting around a careening wagon to get there, and stifles a laugh.

then there’s no reason to laugh at all, because a group of huns have decided that this village is in their way, and attack.

everyone scatters, women hide, children hide, and most of the men do too. shang and his father join the fight with some of the other men who hadn’t hid, and these men are starved, clearly not with shan yu, so even though they’re outnumbered they’ll likely win.

shang sees a hun go to attack the girl he’d seen earlier, the girl for whatever reason hadn’t run and hid. the hun raises a sword above his head to strike her down, and shang is so sure he’s about to see this pretty girl lose her head.

but she doesn’t. instead she rolls out of the way, and pops up, headbutting him in the stomach. she takes his sword from his now-slack grip and plunges it into his chest. without hesitation or pause the girl joins the fight, swinging the sword expertly and cutting down every man who stands against her. soon they’re fighting back to back, and shang has never felt more in sync with another person. she cuts off the head of the last hun, and shang has never seen anyone more beautiful than this girl, dress ripped and make up smudged and covered in blood that isn’t hers.

“mulan,” one of the other girls says, peaking out of a store front, “is it over?”

the girl, mulan, looks out over the dozen dead men and says, grimly, “it’s barely begun.” she searches the crowd, finding and old man and yelling, “gather the bodies, we’ll burn that at dusk outside of the village. everyone else,” her eyes sweep across the gathered people, and shang is struck by the fact that this girl isn’t well liked. there’s anger and disapproval in many of the faces, but they’re listening. these people don’t like her. but they do trust her. “let’s clean this all up. these were bandits, not soldiers. there’s nothing more to fear.”

“what if there are more?” the other girl asks, arms wrapped around herself.

mulan raises her stolen sword and says, “then i will slice them to ribbons. this is our village, and this is our country. any who would try to take it from us - from me - will suffer the consequences.”

and it shouldn’t be comforting, hearing words of violence from this young girl, yet everyone around them relaxes, and gets moving, gather the bodies and tending the wounded.

“who are you?” his father asks, and someone who doesn’t know him might think he was angry, but shang can tell he’s impressed.

mulan turns to them and bows, “my apologies. i am fa mulan, daughter of fa zhou. thank you for helping us.” she stands, and shang meets her eyes for the first time.

he swallows, and blurts out, “you - you fight good.”

his father coughs to hide his laughter, but mulan’s eyes crinkle at the corners. “thank you. you do as well.”

and they just keep standing there smiling at each other until his father claps his hands and is like okay - they’ll have to report this to the emperor, no time to dawdle, have to go now.

so they take their leave, and shang thinks this is the last time he’ll see fa mulan.

except there’s still the draft, and this time mulan doesn’t take no for an answer, won’t hear of it. her father is injured and old and she is young and fit to fight. she will go in his place.

so she arrives at the camp, prepared to pretend and lie - except she goes to meet her commanding officer and it’s him, that boy who had fought with her. shang’s eyes widen, but they’re in front of too many people. he can see it on her face, her fear, and she hadn’t shown any fear when she was facing down over a dozen huns, but she does now. so he makes his choice and says nothing, pretends he buys her story.

she tracks him down that night and demands an explanation. he says this war is too important to kill good warriors, whatever gender they are. he swears to keep her secret. mulan is his best soldier from the beginning, and means to treat her like anyone else, but it’s impossible. she isn’t like anyone else, is strong and smarter and braver than them. they argue tactics, and she’s the only one who can give him a workout in hand to hand, and he doesn’t have trouble finding his words with her. he finds himself falling in love with her, but doesn’t say anything. she’s not here for love, she’s here for a war. he vows to say something if they survive this, but it’s unlikely that will happen.

they head to the front earlier. they get there in time to provide back up for his father and his army, and it’s a loss but not a slaughter. his father is too distracted to notice ping is the girl from the village. all he knows is this soldier had led the second wave of attacks, and it was thanks to her any of them were alive at all. they prevent half of the huns from getting through the pass, but that’s still an army heading for the imperial city. the general is injured, so mulan and shang lead the army after him.

they find him at the mountain, and just like before mulan uses the cannon to destroy the army. she knew it would spell their death, but it was worth it, for her people, for her country, for her family. this time it’s shang that won’t accept her death, that tries to drag her unconscious body to safety. only he fails, and mulan becomes buried under the snow.

they return to the city, and shang is besides himself - the woman he loves is dead, she saved them all and she’s gone, and he’ll never recover from this. only he can’t tell his father this, their friends. they think he mourns a friend, not the woman he wanted to make his wife.

except mulan survives, and sees the other huns as well. only she kills them there before they can get to the city, and decides this is for the best. fa ping dies honorably in battle, and fa mulan is free to return home to her family.

so general li decides that it’s time to go to that matchmaker again, and demand she stop playing games. the matchmaker confesses that she thought the bride was unsuitable, and the general demands she send her anyway.

so mulan has barely had the chance to settle back home when the matchmaker shows up at her door saying she’s sending her to see a potential husband, but not who. so mulan shows up all made up to li household and shang drags himself into the room, already resigned to a loveless marriage, when they see each other. “mulan?” he demands, and his father is all pleased because it’s the fighting girl from the village.

but then his son starts crying and they run to each other. shang picks her up in his arms and she clings to him, and shang is babbling about how he thought she was dead, and mulan is so overjoyed that she’s with shang, and shang wants her, that she kisses him without explaining.

except now shang’s father demands an explanation. so they give it to him, the whole story comes tumbling out, and he stares hard at her, and remembers her as ping, the brave soldier that had saved them all. he’s not upset - he ecstatic. he goes to the emperor and tells him everything, and the emperor officially offers mulan an officer position in the army. she accepts, as long as shang is by her side. shang seconds this, and they set in motion the plans for the wedding.

fa mulan and li shang get married and lead armies and live happily ever after, just like the stars intended.


read more of my retold fairytales here

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trainers + their dream goals, as requested by go-pikagirl

Random starters: Fainting/unconscious edition
  • "Wake up... please wake up..."
  • "Hey, are you okay? You seem a bit faint..."
  • "N-no no! Stay with me now!"
  • "Keep breathing, you'll be fine."
  • "Oh! You're awake! You've been out for so long-!"
  • "I found you unconscious back there. What happened?"
  • "Hey, are you alright over there?!"
  • "We found you in a horrid state.. but we patched you up as best we could!"
  • "Don't try to move. Just get some rest, okay?"
  • "Oh, I guess you weren't dead after all."
  • "Hey! This one finally woke up! Get me a doctor!"
  • "Shh... take it easy, there's no rush. You were passed out for a long time, you see."
  • "Ow.. my aching-"
  • "Ugh... where...?"
  • "Help me.. someone..."
  • "I can't hold on... fading away.."
  • "What happened? Where is this-!"
  • "Gah! S-stay away from m-me! I don't know who you are!"
  • "Did.. did you save me back there? Thanks.. I guess."
  • "I was passed out for that long?!"
  • "Help me up.. please help me up..."
  • "What happened to me anyways? I feel so lightheaded..."
  • "Am I in a hospital? I wasn't here before.."
  • "Where is everyone? How long was I gone?!"
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Turns out both my tablet and Photoshop don’t work properly at all in Windows 10 (whyyy Microsoft??) but I still managed to make these sketches of Shiro so that’s pretty nice ;)

Thanks again to everyone who sent me advice earlier. It’s been really helpful!

❄️ The Hero and the Fairy ❄️ this piece has been a long time coming~ i originally posted the initial sketch back in December, in fact! so, if anybody still remembers that, and helped choose this piece’s direction - thank you! and i hope it turned out to your liking! and i also hope that everyone who is seeing it for the first time enjoys it as well! (-^   v ^-) i feel like this is they Otayuri piece i’ve been waiting to draw since the first time i saw episode 10. i’ll be posting the WIP shots for this in the next few days, so for anybody who enjoys those types of things, keep an eye out! (^   w ^) <3

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Mission Complete!!

Thank you for all your wonderful gifts!  Yoosung felt like a celebrity and hasn’t stopped beaming since! You all are amazing! If we didnt reblog your gift, please accept our apologies! We might have missed it! >< We hope we got everyone! With this we’ll close our birthday operation! 

On a side note, we’ve gotten a new part time admin! She’s helping us out when Sloth- I mean Devlyn and I are busy! She doesn’t talk much, and when she does she makes fish sounds. So…we’ve dubbed her Admin Phish. 

She sent a message with the above: Blurp blurp blurp! Bruu-lurp bruu-bruu-lurp! Blurp bruu bruu~~ <3

Translation:   Yoosung is so happy, his happiness can last him a lifetime now

excited to share that i will be working at ign entertainment as a designer starting june 1! my first job out of school and what better way to start my career than to make stuff promoting video games :D

Made a thing :)))

I really enjoyed the video today it was really great and I haven’t seen anything like that. I love and appreciate all the effort that was put into this whole thing. Thank you everyone who helped out because it was really cool, and I could tell it wasn’t a walk in the park to make. @markiplier @crankgameplays

Hi everyone!! I’m in need of some new Niall / Larrie / OT4 blogs to follow! So, if you reblog or like this post I will check you out and more than likely follow you back!! I love making new mutuals! Thanks bunches!! 

this is just a tiny sampling of what my inbox looked like this morning. i didn’t even bother screenshotting the messages from antis (and there were A LOT) because those at least i’m fairly immune to at this point.

‘it’s 2017. be nice. be good’

i guess the people who claim to love harry so much missed the memo.

anyway i’m turning anon off and i’m not leaving but i am seriously limiting how much time i spend here. i’ve been scapegoated and attacked twice in the past month for something i didn’t even say and quite frankly i’m tired of it.

i have another main blog i’m permanently switching over to. if you want the url message me or im me and i’ll let you know what it is.

i will still check in here but honestly i don’t really want to be part of a fandom that thinks it’s okay to treat people the way i was treated last night. that was unacceptable and if anyone thinks harry would have been okay with all that nastiness being done in his name and on his behalf then i think they need a gigantic fucking wake up call.

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  After weeks in the making, our journalists have brought in the footage of the Junkrat Mating Season, brought straight to your home for the purpose of education and preservation on this wonderful species.

Volume ended up a little low past editing but honestly this may or may not be the best video I have ever made in my life. 
This was the long awaited documentary based on this post with a special thanks to @socialremorse​, @squidhug​, @zapzy​, and everyone else who helped out with this nonsense. Most of you, I either forgot or don’t know your Tumblr name so oops.

Please enjoy this dumb as Hell video because it sure was fun as Hell making.

Human Sardonyx(es?)
as lawyers ready to go on their lunch date

I really don’t feel like coloring this, but at the same time, I don’t believe it needs colors? It has been a long time since I did a black and white pic. Also, Leticia Curi is my real name! I’m figuring out how to sign it in a cool way. 

Also thanks everyone who send me helpful messages, I’m ok, I’m just on a “meh” state! Sorry to worry you guys!