the castle that never was

May It Never End

a oneshot collection

38. “You fainted… straight into my arms. You know, if you wanted my attention you didn’t have to go to such extremes.”

His eyes fluttered open, brow furrowing as he tried to recall what had happened. He winced at the bright light, and blinked as his blurred vision started to come into focus. Lights. He was seeing lights. Bright lights. Rick Castle was staring up at bright lights. He narrowed his eyes, knitting his eyebrows together as he stared up at the uncovered ceiling of the bullpen.

“Get back, give him some air,” came a familiar voice. It sounded like Ryan talking.

“All right, folks, show’s over,” that sounded like Esposito. “Let’s get back to work.”

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presidentnerd  asked:

On that note: Sea Serpent Beast!Michiru wasting away everyday in her castle by the sea, the only thing giving her any peace is the songs she plays on her decayed violin until one day the strings break and there's no replacements. She slithers away into a corner of her room and then a sound down stairs. "Hello...? Anyone there? I-I'm sorry. M-my horse is injured and just...oh. A fire."

Oh my god, yes, I’m SCREAMING, I’m a sucker for rewrites, and after I finish St. Raph on the Patreon, I will move to Sleeping Beauty, SO SOMEONE ELSE SHOULD TAKE THIS. 

Can you just imagine Michiru shutting Haruka up in the castle, never even hoping that Haruka could ever love her because she is a moster and yet still she keeps her. (And Mina is Lumiere. Rei is Cogsworth. They are a couple.) 

And slowly they come to love each other, and Michiru gifts her a BEAUTIFUL SUIT and they dance together as if they were at the grand ballroom, surrounded by nobles, and Michiru feels more beautiful than she ever was when she was human. 


                              » Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) 


Tear In My Castle

Castle On The Hill by Ed Sheeran vs. Tear In My Heart by twenty one pilots.


“Many of my films have strong female leads, self-sufficient girls who don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a saviour.”

- Hayao Miyazaki (dir.) 

“don’t look down, just keep your eyes ahead of you”

victuri howl’s moving castle au gives me life….man…..

Sooo... as everyone with good critical thinking and deductive skills had inferred, it appears that Michael Flynn has INDEED flipped on Trump and is cooperating with the FBI.

I don’t mean to brag, but @sale-aholic and I have been saying this ever since the FBI said they wouldn’t indict him. YET he didn’t have his clearance back. Only explanation for that was cutting a deal.

Get that popcorn, because…

Oh and, in other news, guess who met with Turkish officials in that infamouso meeting Michael Flynn held? DEVIN NUNES.

Link: My guardian the Great Deku Tree just died and I was blamed for it and exiled out of my village despite that I killed a giant one eyed spider ten times my size to try to save him and I just traveled across an entire country barefoot all by myself because I was told that I must find my way into Hyrule Castle so I can meet a Princess I’ve never heard of before so we can save the world!


I catch him staring at me, and give him a questioning look. “What?” I ask.

He smiles sheepishly, although still with that dreamy look in his eye. “I was just thinking,” he says finally, his fingers playing with my hair.

“About what?” I try to coax it out of him, and he laughs, his cheeks flushing.

He takes a deep breath, his gaze steadfastly on his fingers. “I was just thinking… that this - you know, us - this is love, isn’t it.“ He laughs again, embarrassed, but he sneaks a glance at me.

My heart melts.

—  this is love - oakflower
How to Steal: Good Writers Borrow

Originally posted by slytherin-bookworm-guy

Good writers borrow. Great writers steal. -T.S. Eliot *

This is great writing advice, but many people are wary about following it because they misunderstand what the terms “borrowing” and “stealing” mean in this context. 

I’m here to clarify. 

Borrowing is using something of someone else’s. Stealing is making something your own. 

This advice means two things:

1. Don’t be afraid of reusing elements from books you love.

I’ve spoken before about stealing in How to Steal: Know Your Tropes. When you see story elements** in a book you love, don’t think that they’re now off-limits to you forever. Just because you love The Great Gatsby and it’s set in 1920s New York doesn’t mean that you can now never write a story set in 1920s New York. Just because you love I Capture the Castle and it’s written as the protagonist’s journal, doesn’t mean you can never write a novel that takes the form of the protagonist’s journal. Just because Scooby-Doo… you get my point by now, don’t you? 

Take note of what you love in other stories.*** Remember those elements–the plot twists, character arcs, tropes, settings, etc.–and then use them to write a story full of things you love. 

2. Make the things you steal your own.

Borrowing, in this definition, would be writing about a 1920s bootlegger in love with the girl across the way, trying desperately to impress her with his wealth. You’re stealing from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby… and making it no less F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story. 

This example steals too much from one place. It’s too timid in it’s approach. it’s too afraid to take anything from the story, so it keeps everything the same. Anything that tries to be like Gatsby, but better is destined to fail. (Maybe a little like Gatsby himself. Just throw a bigger party, old sport! That’ll do the trick!) 

The key to stealing is stealing from multiple things at once until it looks like your very own thing. Stealing is writing a novel about a gang of mystery solving teenagers in 1920s New York, told in the form of a journal the group takes turns writing in. (Because we’re going to add a splash of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants here.) 

Stealing is saying: these story elements are mine now and I’m going to use them the way I like, combined with my interests. And you know what? By stealing bits and pieces from all of the things you love, you’re creating something unique and new and wonderful

So go out there. And steal. Never borrow. 


*This is commonly attributed to him at least. The internet tells me he definitely said something close to it. 

**Obviously, this doesn’t apply to the words themselves. Never steal somebody else’s words. Basically everything else is up for grabs, though. 

***You’re not limited to stealing from books. Steal from movies. From TV shows. From plays. From epic poetry. From that anecdote your neighbor told you last week.