the alley series

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Quality Quidditch Supplies » DIAGON ALLEY . “Several boys of about Harry’s age had their noses pressed against a window with broomsticks in it. “Look,” Harry heard one of them say, “the new Nimbus Two Thousand — fastest ever —”

Streets of Gotham; Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.

I just realized something about the way I've always seen Batman.

The very first time I ever saw Batman – in any format – I was a little girl, maybe six, sitting in a dentist’s waiting room. Batman: The Animated Series was playing on the tiny tv up on a shelf in the corner, and I would steal glances at it as I waited, not sure if I was allowed to watch something so violent.

It was the episode Appointment in Crime Alley, which I only learned today because I looked up the list of episodes. I wasn’t sure what was happening in the story, wasn’t even sure who anyone was besides having a general idea that there was a guy named Batman who was Superman’s friend and helped the police stop bad guys.

I thought he looked scary. I wasn’t sure he was the good guy at all, actually.

But then there was a scene that stuck so vividly in my mind that I never forgot it: Batman is driving the Batmobile at high speed towards…somewhere (Crime Alley, I learned today), and a little black girl comes running towards him in tears. Immediately Batman pulls over and gets down on her level to make sure she’s alright.
And in my little first grader brain, something clicked. Oh, I thought, Batman helps kids. He’s not scary at all, is he? He’s actually nice, isn’t he?

It stuck there in my brain for almost two decades as the first thing I knew about Batman, and the first thing I decided was worth remembering about Batman:
Batman cares about kids.

And from then on, that was the context I viewed Batman from. The test I ran, so to speak, to see whether I would consider an adaptation a “real” Batman or not. So every time I glance over at what’s happening in the comics and notice a new kid added to the Extended Wayne Family, I’m like “…yeah, sounds about right.”

I never did find out how that episode ended, but the next time I was in that office I was introduced to Bizzarro. I liked him but I thought he was a bit odd. Probably a reasonable assessment for a first grader.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter Four: At Flourish and Blotts

It felt as though he were being sucked down a giant drain. He seemed to be spinning very fast — the roaring in his ears was deafening — he tried to keep his eyes open but the whirl of green flames made him feel sick — something hard knocked his elbow and he tucked it in tightly, still spinning and spinning — now it felt as though cold hands were slapping his face — squinting through his glasses he saw a blurred stream of fireplaces and snatched glimpses of the rooms beyond — his bacon sandwiches were churning inside him — he closed his eyes again wishing it would stop, and then —

He fell, face forward, onto cold stone and felt the bridge of his glasses snap.

So I snagged this from the Otakon artist alley back in 2014 I believe. I hadn’t seen anything NANA related in a few years that I almost cried, lol. In my awe I forgot to ask her name and have been forever regretful. I’ve looked and looked but vnv. Anyone out there recognize her art? Thanks much~ Otherwise, here’s some gorgeous Osaki Nana art for ya~!

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone - Chapter Five: Diagon Alley

“I remember every wand I’ve ever sold, Mr. Potter. Every single wand. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather — just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother — why, its brother gave you that scar.”

Harry swallowed.

“Yes, thirteen-and-a-half inches. Yew. Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember… . I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter… . After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great.”

You’re a Wizard, Neil

Part One: Part Two: Neil and the foxes become true wizards at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Part three:

  • It’s only a 6 hour drive to Orlando so they take the fox bus
    • Neil didn’t want to take Andrew more out of his comfort zone by flying on top of being surrounded by hundreds of people at a stuffy themepark
  • Wymack and Abby come with them and it’s officially deemed as a team bonding event (Wymack knows it’s not but he indulges them anyway)
  • They want Neil to get the whole Universal experience so Allison and Matt pitch in and book them rooms at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort so they’re right inside the park the entire time
  • And they get the 4 day park-to-park fastpass tickets so they can take their time on the rides and in both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
  • Neil is excited and overwhelmed

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Where’s Waldo Liebgott? Episode 5 Part 2

Fix bayonets.

Dammit, What?!

Give me your ammo.

You drop a prisoner, the rest will jump you.

Masterlist

~ Ok so right now I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing and I work a lot so I don’t really have time to take requests, however I do appreciate any ideas or inspiration you may want to offer (simply chatting with me can help). At the moment I’m writing only for the groups I stan as it gives me a slight insight for their personality types. Smut is marked with *


Block B

~Taeil

  ~ Drunken Nights*  pt1 pt2 pt3

  ~ Play thing ~ a oneshot

Bigbang

~Gtop

  ~ Dinner with friends* pt1 pt2 pt3 pt4

  ~ The other man* pt1 pt2 pt3 pt4 pt5 pt6 pt7 pt8 pt9 pt10 Epilogue

~T.O.P.

  ~ Bang bang alley

Series one ~ pt1 pt2* pt3* pt4* pt5* pt6*

Series two ~  pt1  pt2  pt3* pt4  pt5 pt6 pt7

  ~ Just Friends ~ pt1 pt2 pt3 pt4 pt5* pt6* pt7 pt8 pt9 pt10*

Yearning to learn* ~ a oneshot

                             ~ Mini writes series

~Seungri

   ~ Anon ask for a club scene

Bts

~Hoseok

  ~ One of the boys* pt1 pt2 pt3

  ~ Chemistry* ~ a oneshot

  ~ As I lay dying

Chase the ruin
through the backdoor

Thirty years
of frosted glass behind the curtain
and I appreciate you moved the pots
from the side
because I slam
even why I try
to go softly.

The bricks still stick out
at an angle that catches
the blank
and I don’t know what they call them up north
but it’s an unfortunate series of events
that brought us here.

Morning waits
through steel and carbon

I tap in
to captured clocks.