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The Meaning of Angel/ repeating Numbers

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So many people have come to me saying they’ve been seeing multiples of one number or another, such as 111555777, or combinations of numbers such as 10101212 or 1221, and they’re wondering what it means.

What about you? Have you been noticing the frequency of repetitive or combinations of numbers in your life? Have you wondered what this means?

More and more people have been noticing these number combinations over the past few years, especially in the last year or two. And as we head further into this year of 2012, these combinations will become even more prevalent.

Please don’t be alarmed by this and by all of the stories about the world coming to an end in December.

The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on December 21, 2012 which is said to be the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mayan Long Count Calendar.

While it’s true that we are coming to the end of the fifth and longest cycle, it doesn’t mean that the world is going to end. It means that the world is coming to an end as we know it. It means that we are coming close and closer to earth and spiritual transformations. Earth and its inhabitants will undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation, and 2012 marks the beginning of a new era and a new set of cycles.

So as we come closer and closer to the ending of this cycle, you may be noticing even more these number combinations. These spiritual messages if you will, hidden among our number system.

Numbers have always played a key role in our lives. Astrologers and numerologists use them as a means to explain who you are, where you were and where you’re headed. However, the repetitive and combinations of numbers have other meanings and messages as well.

I’m going to try to explain what the numbers mean. I’m going to actually give you brief definitions of numbers and the various combinations of numbers.

Singular Numbers

What do singular numbers actually mean?

Different numbers define different characteristics. Numbers can change for us throughout our lives but the numbers we were born with influence our character, behavior, strengths and weaknesses. With that said, I’m going to give you a brief understanding of what singular numbers mean.

Number 0 – Limitless, unity, Nothingness, boundless, truth, purity, love, the All, Alpha and Omega, possibility, first cause, unmanifest, Breath of God, unified field, Source, space, consciousness, Cosmic Egg, God.

Number 1 – Beginning, new, focused concentration, goal-striving, action, independence, originality, courage, invention, leader, self-reliant, ambition, pioneer, Will, conscious mind, positive.

Number 2 – Duality, division, polarity, choice, gestation, cooperation, service, harmony, support, waiting, diplomacy, patience, psychic, intuition, adaptable, empathic, partnership, mediator, comparison, receptive, helper, collecting, reproduction, balancer of opposites, subconscious memory, positive and negative.

Number 3 – Trinity, the Union of Divine plus Human, manifestation, positive, negative and neutral, expression, subconscious mind / imagination, creative, optimistic, enthusiasm, expressive, charming, humor, fun, attractive, friendly.

Number 4 – Practical, orderly, patient, logical, hard-working, loyal, builder, steadfast, frugal, responsible, earthy, planner, materially creative, green thumb, even tempered.

Number 5 – Adventure, change, freedom, exploration, variety, sensuality, unattached, curious, experienced, periodicity, knowledge seeker, knowledge teacher, traveler, imagination, child-like, playful.

Number 6 – Harmony, beauty, nurturing, love, marriage, family, responsibility, understanding, sympathy, healing, empathic, perfectionist, order, duty, comfort, service.

Number 7 – Philosopher, sage, wisdom seeker, reserved, inventor, stoic, contemplative, aloof, deep-thinker, introspective, spiritual, faith, esoteric, exotic, unusual, hidden, seeking perfection, ethereal, other worldly, enigma.

Number 8 – Achievement, abundance, executive, strength, self-disciplined, power, success, authority, psychology, entrepreneur, intensity, supervisor, provider, grandeur, material manifestor.

Number 9 – Endings, completion, humanitarian, compassionate, romantic, selfless, generous, philanthropic, loving, wisdom, idealist, artistic, spiritual healer, all allowing, other worldly, blending.

Sequences of Numbers

Your angels often communicate messages to you by showing you sequences of numbers. They do this in two ways.

First, they subtly whisper in your ear so you’ll look up in time to notice the clock’s time or a phone number on a billboard. The angels hope you’ll be aware that you’re seeing this same number sequence repeatedly. For instance, you may frequently see the number sequence 111, and it seems every time you look at a clock the time reads 1:11 or 11:11.

The second way in which angels show you meaningful number sequences is by physically arranging for, say, a car to drive in front of you that has a specific license plate number they want you to see. Those who are aware of this phenomenon become adept at reading the meaning of various license plates. In this way, the angels will actually give you detailed messages.

Here are the basic meanings of various number sequences. However, your own angels will tell you if your situation holds a different meaning for you. Ask your angels, “What are you trying to tell me?” and they’ll happily give you additional information to help decode their numeric meanings.

111 – This sign is used to indicate that your thoughts are related to the start of a new cycle in your life.  What you’re thinking about doing or changing is correct for the new phase of your life.

111 or 1111 relates to the energy flow of water, money, sex, Kundalini, magnetic.  It happens when one of these energies manifests.

111 also means to monitor your thoughts carefully, and be sure to only think about what you want, not what you don’t want. This sequence is a sign that there is a gate of opportunity opening up, and your thoughts are manifesting into form at record speeds.

The 111 is like the bright light of a flash bulb. It means the universe has just taken a snapshot of your thoughts and is manifesting them into form. Are you pleased with what thoughts the universe has captured? If not, correct your thoughts. Ask your angels to help you with this if you have difficulty controlling or monitoring your thoughts.

222 – This is a sign of confirmation that you’re on the right path, doing the right thing and going in the right direction. Continue with this train of thought.

222 or 2222 means you’re in the middle of the process of resurrection or the process of ascension.

222 means that our newly planted ideas are beginning to grow into reality. Keep watering and nurturing them, and soon they’ll push through the soil so you can see evidence of your manifestation. In other words, don’t quit five minutes before the miracle. Your manifestation is soon going to be evident to you, so keep up the good work! Keep holding positive thoughts, keep affirming, and continue visualizing.

333 – This sign indicates that your angels and Spirit Guides agree with your thoughts and feelings and could be interpreted as a Cosmic ‘Yes!’ to questions you’ve asked or ideas you may have.

333 or 3333 is a decision number. Either one of the following can happen:

You may receive a message of 666 which means a decision in material world or 999 which means a decision in the spiritual world.

333 means that the Ascended Masters are near you, desiring you to know that you have their help, love, and companionship. Call upon the Ascended Masters often, especially when you see the number 3 patterns around you. Some of the more famous Ascended Masters include: Jesus, Moses, Mary, Quan Yin, and Yogananda.

444 – This sign from your angels or Spirit Guides signifies their disagreement with your thoughts and feelings and can be interpreted as a Cosmic ‘No!’ to questions you’ve asked or ideas you may have.

444 or 4444 represents the Resurrection number.

444 also means that the angels are surrounding you now, reassuring you of their love and help. Don’t worry because the angels’ help is nearby.

555 – When you see this sign a life changing thought or event has just occurred. You may or may not like it. Whatever the case, your angels or Spirit Guides are notifying you that a change in your life path direction has just occurred and it’s time for you to change too.  Move with it, follow these thoughts.

555 or 5555 also represents the Christ consciousness

When you see 555 buckle your seatbelts. A major life change is upon you. This change should not be viewed as being “positive” or “negative,” since all change is but a natural part of life’s flow. Perhaps this change is an answer to your prayers, so continue seeing and feeling yourself being at peace.

666 – Your thoughts are out of balance right now. They’re either focused too much on the material world or it’s due to mental or emotional imbalance.  This sign indicates your thoughts are not clear and you shouldn’t continue with this train of thought.  Let it pass.

666 or 6666 represents the material world, chosen reality.

The 666 number sequence asks you to balance your thoughts between heaven and earth. Like the famous “Sermon on the Mount,” the angels ask you to focus on spirit and service, and know your material and emotional needs will automatically be met as a result.

777 – This sign indicates that a lesson has been learned.  It’s a sign of acknowledgment and achievement. You’ve learned a lesson that your angels or Spirit Guides wanted you to learn about your life.

777 symbolizes an integration of some portion of the four lower bodies with higher spiritual frequencies within the third-dimensional plane, or at level in which you’re manifesting your physical reality on the Earth plan.

777 means that the angels applaud you. Congratulations, you’re on a roll! Keep up the good work and know your wish is coming true. This is an extremely positive sign and means you should also expect more miracles to occur.

888 – A phase of your life is about to end and this is a sign to give you forewarning to prepare. This number sequence may mean you’re winding up an emotional, career, or relationship phase.

888 symbolizes infinity, the unified spiral of the physical merging with the Spiritual, moving toward the completion of the ascension process through the energies of the 222 and 444

This number of sequence 888 may also means there’s light at the end of the tunnel. In addition, it means, “The crops are ripe. Don’t wait to pick and enjoy them.” In other words, don’t procrastinate making your move or enjoying fruits of your labor.

999 represents completion. This is the end of a big phase in your personal or global life. Your thoughts at the time of seeing this sign indicate that these thoughts will bring about the completion or end of a phase in your life.

999 also symbolizes the three levels of the triune.

999 is also a message to light-workers involved in Earth healing and means “Get to work because Mother Earth needs you right now.”

000 Represents Unity with the Universe.  Your thoughts are in Unity with the Universe.  It indicates that your thoughts are in Unity with the Divine Wish for your life.

000 is a reminder that you’re one with God, and to feel the presence of your Creator’s love within you. Also, it is a sign that a situation has gone full circle.

With this said, 000 also represents a great void, experiencing a null zone, switching or moving into a new energy field; the field of 11:11which represents the beginning of a whole new level or phase of development, another dimension or frequency of experience.

11:11 then opens a portal way to 12:12, a portal way opening to which brings a cosmic connection, a bridge to the future. It signifies a level of completion or graduation.

Pay attention to clocks, license plates, billboards, etc. and to what you were doing at the time you saw that particular number, what were you thinking. I’ve found these to be very much a signal or sign after I have asked a question.

Signs in Unity with Astrological Influences:

Occasionally, you’ll see the next sets of number sequences I’ll be talking about. These are signs that relate to your thoughts and feelings, and the astrological influences acting on your life at present; your personal planetary influences. These signs differ from the angel and Spirit Guide signs I just talked about, as the unity signs refer to a short period (hours and days) of astrological influence. I’m adding these sets of numbers for those that follow astrology.

1010, 0101, 1001, 0011, 1100 – These signs indicate that your thoughts are in unity with your Spiritual Path and your astrological influences.

2020, 0202, 2002, 0022, 2200 – These signs indicate that your train of thought is in unity with your astrological influences.

3030, 0303, 3003, 0033, 3300 – These signs indicate a cosmic ‘Yes’; that your thoughts are in unity with your astrological influences.

4040, 0404, 4004, 0044, 4400 – These signs indicate a cosmic ‘No’; that your thoughts are not in unity with your astrological influences.

5050, 0505, 5005, 0055, 5500 – These signs indicate that a change in your thinking has occurred that is in unity with your astrological influences.

6060, 0606, 6006, 0066, 6600 – These signs indicate that your current thinking is out of balance with your astrological influences.

7070, 0707, 7007, 0077, 7700 – These signs indicate that you have learned a life lesson that is in unity with your astrological influences.

8080, 0808, 8008, 0088, 8800 – These signs indicate that a phase of your life is about to come to an end that is in unity with your astrological influences.

9090, 0909, 9009, 0099, 9900 – These signs indicate that a phase of your life has come to an end that is in unity with your astrological influences.

000, 0000 – These signs indicate that your thoughts are in unity with your astrological influences.

Signs on Your Spiritual Path

The following signs are used by our Spirit Guides to guide us on our Spiritual Path.  These signs let us know how we are doing and what we need to do next. These Spirit Guide signs refer to your life or spiritual path in terms of weeks, months and years:

1010, 0101, 1001, 0011, 1100 – These signs indicate that your thoughts are in unity with your Spiritual Path and your astrological influences.

111, 1111 – These signs indicate that your thoughts are correct for the new cycle of your life and they’re on your Spiritual Path. Continue with and follow these, as these thoughts relate to a new cycle in your life that is on your Spiritual Path.

121, 1221, 2121, 2211, 1122 – These signs indicate that your current train of thought is correct for your Spiritual Path. These thoughts are your focus and following these will lead you along your Spiritual Path. This can be expressed simply as, ‘You’re following your path!’

131, 1331, 1313, 3311, 1133 – These signs indicate a Cosmic ‘Yes!’ Your thoughts are on your path.

141, 1441, 1414, 4411, 1144 – These signs indicate a Cosmic ‘No!’ Your thoughts are not on your path.

151, 1551, 1515, 5511, 1155 – These signs indicate that a change on your path has just occurred.  Whether you like it or not, it’s correct for you and is on your Spiritual Path.  Proceed in the new direction.

161, 1661, 1616, 6611, 1166 – These signs indicate that your thoughts are out of balance with your Spiritual Path. These signs are like road markings Spirit Guides use to keep us on the right path and prevent us straying down the wrong one. This sign is the opposite of 121, 1221, etc. and advises that your focus has strayed off your Spiritual Path. This can be expressed simply as, ‘You’re not following your path!’

171, 1771, 1717, 7711, 1177 – These signs indicate that a lesson has just been learned on your Spiritual Path. You have learned a lesson that your Spirit Guides want you to learn, one that is important and is necessary for you to progress on your path.

181, 1881, 1818, 8811, 1188 – These signs indicate that a phase of your life is about to come to an end.  These signs indicate that your thoughts regarding some part of your life are in line with your Spiritual Path and, by following these thoughts the phase you’re thinking about will eventually come to end.

191, 1991, 1919, 9911, 1199 – These signs indicate the completion or ending of a phase on your Spiritual Path. The phase may or may not have come to an actual end at the time of seeing these signs, but, if you follow the thoughts you have at the time of seeing this sign, this phase will come to a complete end.

Other Number Sequences

Now let’s look at some of the other number sequences you may have been noticing frequently in your life lately.

2323, 2332, 2233 – These signs indicate your Spirit Guides are agreement and support you with your train of thought, plans or intended actions. These signs are most often seen after you’ve established a relationship with your Spirit Guides and are open to their guidance via number sequences.

1234, 234, 456 – If you’re repeatedly seeing ascending number sequences such as 1234, this is a sign from your Spirit Guides that these are progressive thoughts. You’ll see this sign when thinking about an area of your life that you’re concerned about and want to change, or thinking about a particular subject. Seeing this number sequence immediately after these thoughts is a sign that your thoughts are progressive; your life will progress by following these thoughts and you’ll have your Spirit Guides support in its pursuit.

321, 432, 543 – If you’re repeatedly seeing descending number sequences such as 321, this is a sign from your Spirit Guides that your thoughts are regressive. You’ll see this sign when you’re thinking about an area of your life, a course of action or subject. Seeing this number sequence immediately after such thoughts is an indication that your life will take a step backwards if you follow the course of action you’re considering or continuing with such a train of thought.

There’s so much more we can talk about when we talk about numbers, their sequences and their meanings. Much more than what we can go into on one show.  With this said, I’ll be doing another presentation about numbers in which I’ll talk about Master Numbers, Life Theme numbers, what numbers mean both mathematically and in religion, and a brief  explanation of what numbers mean, both positively and negatively.

I hope that this explanation of the meaning of numbers has helped you with your understanding of their relevance in your life and I look forward to our next discussion of the meaning of numbers.

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CHIRON IN THE HOUSES

THE WOUNDED HEALER:

Chiron is a comet in our solar system with an erratic and elliptical orbit. It represents our “deepest wound” and how we work to heal it. In our natal charts, it shows us where we have healing powers caused by these deep spiritual wounds; Chiron is known as the bridge between material and spiritual realms. In the areas of life that are influenced by Chiron, we may overcompensate in an attempt to cover up our wounds. Overcoming low self-esteem and fear helps us to harness these healing powers and eventually learn to use to them our best ability.  

First House: Chiron in the first house plays a role in part of your identity. You may go through a (or several) journey(s) of self discovery in life, and usually early on. It can make you like a knight in shining armor, ready to fight for the underdog as it’s important for you to find personal meaning in existence. People with Chiron in the first house are very gifted healers/teachers.  However, acting with over-aggression is common, and you must be careful not to neglect your own personal needs for the sake of helping others.

Second House: Chiron in the second house creates a deep need for you to define what you value in life, physically and emotionally. While you may have issues with holding onto and maintaining personal finances, you can easily help others gain control over their own money with sound advice. You are likely to squander your money/possessions away, feeling that you don’t really deserve it, but the deeper issue here is feeling that you have low self-worth. Finding the right balance can lead you to becoming a great teacher of self-worth and living a fulfilling and compassionate lifestyle.

Third House: Chiron in the third house can have issues with feeling understood, or you have may have had some sort of injury that inhibits your ability to speak. You may feel like no one paid attention to what you said as a child, so you are on a life-long quest to be heard, yet you still frequently feel that no one is listening. Mercury/Chiron stress aspects are likely to produce the same result. Overcome your lack of self-confidence, and you will see that you hold an unusual ability to teach and communicate with sensitivity. Siblings play a significant role in your life when Chiron resides in the third house. If you are an only child, you may feel that this area of your life is lacking.

Fourth House: With Chiron in the fourth house, you may often feel like the ‘black sheep’ of your family. The home itself is generally the issue – maybe you’re away a lot or your family dynamic was off (a parent may have left, been emotionally unavailable, or ill) or perhaps you feel like you can’t find a true home anywhere. Suffering in childhood is common with this placement. Understand that self-healing is the path to universal healing. Because of your difficult home life, you have a lack of self-confidence. Gain confidence in yourself and you will see that you have great potential, especially as a counselor.

Fifth House: Chiron in the fifth house creates a deep need for the ego to be recognized and you may have to draw certain boundaries in order for it to survive, just be careful to not cut yourself off from people completely. This placement gives you the ability to give impeccable advice on romance, children, games, and even the stock market, even if your own life doesn’t reflect this at all. You are often able to help people reach goals you could never reach for yourself; you may be a great life coach. Chiron in the fifth house may cause unusual sexual patterns or tendencies to experiment and/or become obsessed with a partner or certain sexual encounters. You may not want kids, but if you do, there is a risk of you pushing them to achieve goals you want for yourself, not what they want. This is a very creative placement, although you may not recognize this in yourself.

Sixth House: Chiron in the sixth house pre-occupies you with your health, beyond the typical level. You may be somewhat of a hypochondriac and it’s likely that you may suffer from an eating disorder or have strange likes/dislikes about food. This placement can influence you in one of two ways: you will help everyone around you get healthy while you maintain an unhealthy lifestyle (smoking, eating junk food). You must learn to take care of yourself first if this is the case. Or you may demand that everyone around you serves you and it is difficult for you to be satisfied. You’re very sensitive to the body and you will be successful in healing yourself when it comes to dealing with your own issues, as long as you don’t view being healthy as a chore.

Seventh House: With Chiron in the seventh house, you often find yourself through your relationships with others. You may spend a great deal of time with a partner who is disabled in some way. You typically can give great advice on marriage and business partnerships but have a hard time with these relationships yourself. Your parents may have split or been distant, and you may marry multiple times. You reflect others’ self images like a mirror, but it’s important to recognize that you and your partner are not one person – you need to be separate individuals that come together harmoniously. Doing so helps to relieve some of the confusion about who you are. You must find a balance between self and others.

Eighth House: Chiron in the eighth house comes alive with this placement – you’ll have immense talent for healing or rehabilitating others, but not yourself. Personal desires are extremely important to you and you can almost know by instinct what other people desire. It’s tempting to use this to manipulate or control others, and you may feel that you even have psychic abilities because of this. However, it’s important to use this for good and not to give your powers away to a teacher or a ‘master’. You may also have the capacity to bring out great sexual ability in a partner. You could become a very skilled sex therapist.

Ninth House: Chiron in the ninth house may cause you to obsess over travel or a certain field of study, typically pertaining to a religion of some sort. You have an inner crisis that requires you to connect with a Higher Self in your lifetime. You may feel driven to discover ultimate truths and convey them to others through spirituality, religion and/or the occult. Your opinions tend to be more extreme than others and it’s important that you remain open-minded. You have great potential to be a teacher, as being the eternal student comes so naturally to you. Remember to take time and relax so that you can truly enjoy learning as much as you do.  

Tenth House: Chiron in the tenth house may often cause you to feel like you are taking care of everyone and everything besides yourself. You have a strong desire to prove your self-worth so you are constantly helping others succeed, even beyond your own levels of success. On the other hand, this placement could influence you to reject any form of responsibility and give up all ambitions, typically out of your fear of failure. Chiron in the tenth house gives you authority naturally, as the house represents goals and achievement, but you may not own your authority. You are able to finally accept the power within you during the time of ‘Saturn Return’, between the ages of 28 and 30. You gain the ability to separate yourself from the projections others have placed on you since childhood – you will find your true purpose.

Eleventh House: Chiron in the eleventh house may cause you to feel like your peers reject you. It may create deep feelings of loneliness for you. To compensate for this, you will either withdraw from large groups, as they generally make you feel uncomfortable, or you will compulsively seek out many friends to help fight off the loneliness. You often find yourself with ‘friends’ who drain you and take advantage of you, or you could drain and take advantage of your friends due to an inner neediness that is never satisfied. With that being said, you are incredibly individualistic and you have a great sense of personal destiny. To fulfill this destiny, master the skill of detachment and release yourself from the holds of your ego. You were born to play a unique role; push your creativity and idealism to new heights.

Twelfth House: With Chiron in the twelfth house, you may have a strong desire to take care of the poor, sick, and unfortunate. The issue with this lies in neglecting your needs and the needs of your family in order to help others. This placement tends to cause fatigue and it’s vital that you get plenty of rest. You are deeply intuitive and aware of the non-physical realms of reality. You are endlessly curious and even somewhat psychic. You have come into this life to serve a very high purpose, and although the path is a difficult one, the goal you reach will be higher than anything imaginable. Be careful to not shut yourself off from people as your natural gifts for healing are there to help others. This benefits you personally, but only after you have matured emotionally.

paxpinnae  asked:

Hey Tammy! Thank you so much for all the wonderful books. I just re-read the Lioness quartet while home sick, and it struck me how uncomfortable at times Alanna is with her gender roles, both as a woman and as a man. It reminded me of some autobiographical essays by genderqueer people. With awareness of genderqueer identities rising, do you think you would have handled Alanna's books differently if they were written today?

I don’t think so? The point I was trying to make with Alanna was about the role women played in her time as contrasted to the role that women had formerly had. Alanna’s view of her own gender was influenced by what she saw every day, and heard every day, and read every day. Her need to prove that the way she was born didn’t necessarily have to limit what she was able to do; that history in fact had proven that it shouldn’t limit what she could do. If she was this gender, why was she being restricted when history had proved it was unnecessary? 

I don’t think I would write it any differently, because the gender issues that I was rebelling against are still out there. They may be phrased differently, they may be treated differently, but they’re still there, like a swamp under what appears to be solid ground. The problem is that as women or as people of alternate gender, we’re told we’ve been liberated, we’re told we can do almost anything, but the assumption is still that it’s unnatural and that women will fail. More of us are saying “yes we can,” but there are far too many people out there, on both sides of the binary spectrum, that say “sure you can do it, if you’re a freak.” 

The Child In Time - Interview with Benedict Cumberbatch

Describe your character Stephen
By profession he writes children’s books. He’s a very happy and loving father - their child Kate is born into a very loving marriage. He is an everyman and has a small but close circle of friends - he’s at his best and most charismatic when he’s with them.

He presents quite an indifferent face to the rest of the world, he’s more a spectator than a participant. But that all changes when he suffers the unimaginable trauma of losing his daughter in a supermarket and becomes the centre of the drama.

The Child In Time is about how he is destroyed by that incident and how it affects his relationships and everything that has given him purpose before that point. But then also how he somehow manages to find some kind of salvation and acceptance of what happened, his responsibility, the effect on other people and the enduring love he has for his missing daughter, Kate.

The theme is every parent’s worst nightmare. What is it like to play a character in that position?
When you’re dealing with something like the loss of a child it’s pretty distressing, I won’t lie. It was a very unpleasant place to go to. By circumstance it happened that my second boy had been born weeks before, but it’s not a prerequisite to doing this role to be a father; if you were a childless actor trying to imagine it you’d have to be made of stone not to feel the enormity of what that must be like.

Playing with your own experience can be incredibly dangerous anyway as you need to be able to separate things very easily, otherwise they can get out of control and be very damaging.

So I tried as much as possible for that not to creep in. How you make sense of a life with an absence that is ever-present is a horrible thing to contemplate. Despite that though, the drama isn’t depressing. The important thing to take from the story is the extraordinary ability and resilience that humans have to continue living, for that person and their memory. It’s a brave thing to say that that is possible.

Tell us about Stephen’s relationship with his estranged wife Julie
The relationship between Stephen and Julie is critical to the story, because the loss of their daughter drives them apart. Their love is manifested in their child, and when she goes missing it becomes very hard for them. They are both lost in their own worlds of grief and it fractures their relationship and reaches a breaking point, but the root of their love is still there.

Ian draws that out spectacularly in the book and I hope we’ve achieved that with Stephen [Butchard]’s adaptation. KellyMacdonald, who plays Julie, is a phenomenal actress, she has an ease about her and is very fluid with the camera. She’s incredibly perceptive and intelligent about character and motivation and also great fun. We had a really lovely rapport from the get go and I was thrilled when she was interested in taking on the role. Working with her was a great joy of the job.

You’re also an executive producer on The Child In Time, what was that like?
I’m very proud to say I am! In a year my production company SunnyMarch has produced and made this drama and we’re delighted to be giving the world the first ever Ian McEwan television adaptation.

I worked with Ian before, on Atonement, and so it’s a huge honour for me and the company. As a producer in pre-production you’re involved in the nuts and bolts of bringing things together, from forming the crew and team who are going to make it and steer it to script notes, which is a very exciting creative process to be a part of. Then you have to completely switch that off when you’re on the floor acting!

I really enjoyed the experience and most importantly I think the crew did as well.

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seven of hearts; chapter I

Jungkook series | moodboard

♠️ genre: angst, fluff

♥️ word count: 8.856

♣️ warnings: mentions of blood and violance; litteraly just one swear word (if you find more, let me know); i think there’s a mention of sex somewhere in there (not between the characters, just in general).

♦️ a/n: just a universe i came up with. modern-ish royal-ish!AU. please, enjoy!

chapter I  |  chapter II


You always wondered: would card games be fun, if your world wasn’t operating the way it was? Would it be fun to sit around the table with your friends, or maybe throw some pillows on the floor to give your gathering an eastern flavor? To have a game or two - or ten, if someone catches a gamble fever - along with a cheap drink? Or, perhaps, to deal some cards on a train and play with a stranger, who happened to have a ticket for a seat across from you. Beat them and lose to them, but then become friends, or maybe leave each other just as you were at the beginning - as strangers, except a little more familiar ones - with a twist in a form of a fond memory of someone who kept you company on the way to your destination.

And you thought that, maybe, there was a world like that: where playing cards provided a light distraction or kept you busy, if needed. Unfortunately, you weren’t lucky enough to be born into a fantasy like that. It was not your reality. It was not your world. In your world - those cards with pictures on them were far from fun and games (though, a little further from fun than from games). They were too busy defining people - their status, their fate, the roles they played.

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One day I decided to explain some of the important technical and flavor differences of various spellcasters to my students.  

So I turn to the wizard, and tell him “You’ve mastered the use of magic through rigorous study and practice.  Thanks to your hard work and intelligence, you can learn pretty much any spell, but every morning you have to choose your spells and precast them ahead of time.  So basically every morning you get up and do homework for an hour”

Originally posted by attlantide

Then I turn to the cleric.  “The source of your powers is the blessing of your god, who trusts you to represent and honor her.  You can request any spell you need and it will be granted as long as you keep her favor.  So every morning you get up and pray in supplication”

Originally posted by littleartpopistmonster

Finally, I turn to the sorcerer “You did not work for your magic and no one can take it away from you.  Basically one of your ancestors somehow mated with a magical entity and as a result you were born with powers.  So every morning you wake up and… bask in your awesomeness, I guess.”

Originally posted by ketzloezlo

The kids have a lot of fun role-playing their morning routines now.  I particularly like the “I’m Awesome” chant.

We Have Potential

Summary: Derek has finally been invited to the annual North American Werewolf Convention. The only problem? They’re expecting him to bring a significant other. He doesn’t actually have one, but everyone volunteers Stiles for the job.

Notes: A ‘fake dating-werewolf convention-bed sharing’ trope combination! Also an AU where nobody died and Derek leads the pack. This is the second longest thing I’ve ever written, whoo. This fic is complete, and I’ll be posting part two in a few days, when I’ve had time to edit it. (On AO3)

(Part Two)


When Stiles usually strolls into the loft, Derek is either napping, cooking, or pretending he’s annoyed by Stiles’ arrival. (Stiles was never actually given a spare key, after all. But he also knows that Derek doesn’t really mind). This time is different, though.

Derek is too busy reading a letter to notice Stiles at all, his expression a strange mix of happiness and fear.

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SNSD as Werewolves

Taeyeon:

  • A surprisingly tough leader. Because of her small stature and ethereal beauty, rival packs think she’s weak. But they’re wrong, very wrong. To her pack, she is childish and kind but to enemies, she’s ruthless and brutal. Her pack is one of the longest standing, as most dissolve or end in bloodshed. Not hers though, which stayed strong, thanks to her leadership.
  • Although she is a natural leader, there are things she’s done, that she’s seen, that have damaged her. So she likes to be alone sometimes, or keeps her feelings to herself.
  • On one of her times to wander off alone and think, she encounters you. An Omega. And you’re offered a place in her pack, but it takes months before anyone considers you family. They were very close knit so you almost consider leaving yet they were never rude or mean, just reserved around you. So you persevered and eventually earned their trust.
  • Taeyeon took even longer than the others but eventually she trusted and adored you.
  • She started talking to you even more than her right hand, Tiffany. And the others could see the romance blossoming.
  • Her sometimes child-like personality makes you protective of her. So when a foreign pack attacks, you fight to protect her until you can fight no more.
  • That’s when she realizes she loves you.
  • “Idiot,, I’m supposed to protect you not the other way around. But thank you,” she smiles, promising to nurse you back to health. Which she does, staying by your side almost constantly. She takes this time to confess and by the time you’re healed, you and her are dating.
  • ((”Damn it,” Hyoyeon hisses, shoving green bills into Yuri’s triumphant hand. “I really thought our Alpha would end up with Tiffany. We made this bet years ago, how was I supposed to know about (Y/N)’s arrival?!” “Don’t be salty, just ‘cause you lost haha!”))

Originally posted by oh-thatdoll

Jessica: 

  • Was once a part of a pack but decided that in order to continue growing, she had to leave. She became an Omega by choice, an odd decision as it makes her more vulnerable but she feels happy and free so even if her former pack don’t say it, they’re glad she’s doing well.
  • She travels and survives alone, always moving, never staying in the same place.
  • She accidentally comes too close to a different pack and that just so happened to be your pack.
  • Any stranger could mean danger so you confronted her and instead of being a threat, she was warm and beautiful and funny and you found yourself asking “Do you want to join my pack? I won’t give you rules, you can feel free to live your life. But at least as a Beta, you’ll be stronger.”
  • So she joins your pack and goes off for days at a time sometimes, just exploring, having fun. But she always comes back, with food or clothes or just something for the pack.
  • Everyone grows to adore her and you more than the rest.
  • Jessica’s aware of this, and returns your feelings. You both casually date but it’s nothing serious, nothing that has a label. But it doesn’t need a label.
  • You’re both free to live but your hearts belong to each other.

Originally posted by baobbei

Sunny: 

  • She’s such a warm, friendly wolf that she has connections all across the globe, with all kinds of people. While meeting up with her human source, she caught you listening in (And who could blame you when you saw a hot girl in a shady alley with some guy! What if she was in trouble?!) and couldn’t allow you to leave, in case you spilled the beans on shape-shifters.
  • But she can’t bring herslef to kill you either.
  • Instead, she brings you back to the pack with her and you’re assigned with small, menial tasks at first. But as the urge to leave lessens and the packs fondness for you grows, they start giving you bigger tasks.
  • One was to meet up with a vampire informant but it was a trap. She set you up and planned to hold you hostage. Luckily for you, Sunny would trail you secretly, to ensure your safety and she intervened, saving you.
  • You wanted to pay her pack and the only thing you could think to do was buy her a drink. This was the start of a close bond that turned romantic, the kind that vampire, human or werewolf alike could not break.

Originally posted by shiki-soon

Tiffany: 

  • The second in command. Newbies to the pack all thought her and the Alpha Taeyeon were together until they seen Tiffany with you. That’s when they know the truth.
  • When you joined the pack, were little and weak.
  • Tiffany’s caring nature made her tend to you, fuss about you, as if you were a child. She feeds you good food and trains with you, until you build your strength up to become a powerful Beta.
  • You know you owe her your life, since that strength has kept you alive in battles. And the time together created a strong bond.
  • Taeyeon wanted you together more than anyone, loving how Tiffany would light up around you, how happier and more brightly she smiled. It was her that ensured you would end up together.
  • And together you’re the packs parents, always looking out for everyone.
  • So while, yes, Tiffany is close to Taeyeon and newbies may think they’re together. Everyone can sense the bond she has towards you, the true love that smolders, so it doesn’t take them long to figure it out.

Originally posted by hyoism

Hyoyeon: 

  • Plays an active role in the pack, scouting Omega’s to join them and training the weaker wolves into fighting machines, teaching them how to use their wolf senses.
  • You were new, turned by being bitten, so these heightened senses were especially strange to you. She felt bad, seeing you struggle to fit in with the other born wolves.
  • She gives you extra attention, spends extra time to help you train, which doesn’t go unnoticed. A rumour spreads that she has a crush which she scoffs at, at first.
  • She’s got a job to do, no time to waste on romance.
  • Until you ask her on a date, when you treat her like a Queen and she thinks ‘Maybe a relationship wouldn’t be so bad?’
  • It’s her that makes the move to make you two official and the rest is history.

Originally posted by klmhyoyeon

Yuri: 

  • Although she’s not officially a pack leader, she still holds a lot of power in the ranks. She’s one of the longest standing pack members, with natural leader skills and intelligence, strength and kindness.
  • If Taeyeon is busy and Tiffany can’t do the job, Yuri stands in.
  • She’s tasked with leading a mission, to attack a neighbouring pack. Which is how she meets you.
  • You’re the runt, the weakest of the pack and she takes pity. She offers to let you join her pack and with your own one gone, you decided to take up her offer.
  • She finds herself drawn to you, always checking up on you, asking others how you were getting on, slipping you extra meat or bread if you looked hungry.
  • And you repay her too, with pretty flowers and trinkets you find while hunting.
  • She’s too busy for an official relationship, but she’s happy for now with occasional kisses in corners and sharing meals. Or falling asleep alone only to wake up in your warm embrace.

Originally posted by taengsic

Sooyoung: 

  • Yet another member with leadership skills. There’s a reason their pack has been around so long and that’s due to the strength of the individual members.
  • She had always been impressed by you. You were their informant, spending more time out of the pack than with them, to travel around and gather information.
  • And you always got the information they wanted.
  • There’s sexual tension between you, the kind that Hyoyeon jokes she can “cut with a human knife.”
  • And there’s feelings too. You care for her, more than words can say. And she admits that her thoughts are filled with you, always.
  • But with you being gone a lot, and her being so busy, a serious relationship isn’t possible.
  • You’re faithful to each other and spend time together when you can. You know she’ll be your bride someday, when you’re around more, but for now, this is how life will be.

Originally posted by sooyyoung

Yoona: 

  • She immediately caught your eye.
  • You were the Alpha of a neighbouring pack, that teamed up with Taeyeon to trade information, goods and help one another in battles.
  • Yoona was often tasked with bringing the trading goods to you, from food to medicine to blankets. She would tell you things too, warn you about a rogue vampire her pack had spotted or war between distant packs.
  • One day, she spent too much time with you. You were caught up in conversation, drinking tea and laughing, when she realized it was dark.
  • “Stay here?” you offered. “It’s safer than walking alone.”
  • She wasn’t stupid. Yoona was another high ranking pack member, with a more subtle leadership style and a warm heart. But sharp intelligence too. As a strong wolf, she would be able to return safely with no issue. She knew you were making a move on her, by asking her to stay.
  • “Of course,” she agrees, smiling softly. “In your room?”
  • “Of course,” you smile back.
  • When she didn’t return that night, none of the girls were worried. They celebrated instead, sharing a bottle of wine; “Our Yoona’s growing up!!!!”

Originally posted by seohyun

Seohyun: 

  • Despite being turned young, she had been mature from the very beginning. She learned to control her shifts quicker than any other wolf.
  • She’s so focused on the pack and on improving her skills and getting tasks done well,, that every other wolf assumed she would die alone.
  • And she thought so too, because she had no interest in romance. Her attention was always on work.
  • Until she met you.
  • You were new to the pack and immediately charmed by her. There was something entrancing about her serious nature, her beautiful smiles and her hard working ethic.
  • You knew you couldn’t get her out of your mind, you knew she had to be yours.
  • After weeks of chasing her, she finally gives in to “One date, that’s it! I’m too busy to waste time like this!”
  • Except the date goes well and as you pamper and adore her, she finds that maybe a romance wouldn’t be so bad .. maybe she can work and have a love life.

Originally posted by ohxdreams

anonymous asked:

You know how Chuck reacted to meeting the winchesters? What if he did accidentally create them? Like, he started writing his books to distract himself and, being god, the characters became real?

Basically, I love this idea. 

When season 11 revealed that Amara was Chuck’s sister, it changed things in the show. BIG things. Like, the whole entire shows mytharc since day one things.

I’m actually not exaggerating here, hear me out please.

Okay, so what do we know about the “Winchester Gospels”? They were written to record the end times and the roles that Sam and Dean Winchester were supposed to play. Sam and Dean are the tragic siblings, manufactured by the angels to be the perfect vessels because they are in themselves mirrors for Michael and Lucifer on earth. The show spells it out for us thanks to Gabriel: “why do you think you two are the vessels? Think about it. Michael, the big brother, loyal to an absent father, and Lucifer, the little brother, rebellious of Daddy’s plan. You were born to this, boys. It’s your destiny! It was always you! As it is in heaven, so it must be on earth. One brother has to kill the other.”

So Dean is supposed to kill Sam as Michael killed Lucifer, one must destroy the other, the older sibling destroys the younger sibling for the sake of the world. That is what Chuck was writing about, Sam and Dean and their destiny in the apocalypse.

Now, Sam and Dean may have ripped up the ending, but that wasn’t the whole story, because Chuck has his own part in this giant mirror of a mirror. Because Michael and Lucifer weren’t even the original story. Chuck and Amara were.

Before creation, Chuck and Amara were siblings in chaos, I dunno if I imagined this or not but I am pretty sure that Amara calls Chuck her ‘big brother’ implying she is the younger sibling but I am not entirely sure on that so don’t quote me here. Nevertheless, we have two siblings, and in order to create the universe, one destroys the other. Chuck chooses creation over Amara, thus starting a millennia long series of events ending in Sam and Dean fighting it out on that day in Stull Cemetery. 

Why therefore did Chuck hide away during the apocalypse? Why didn’t he reveal himself? Because he was ashamed at what he had done to his sister. Because the whole apocalyptic mess was his fault because of his guilt at choosing everything over her. So what does he do instead of fixing things? He writes. 

Chuck wrote Dean Winchester to be himself. Dean is Chuck’s “Mary Sue”. (yes I damn well used that term.) And Sam? Sam is the sibling he gave up for the universe.

So when Chuck poured all of his love and guilt and sorrow over his sister into his new creation, Dean Winchester became everything that Chuck could not be. Dean Winchester will always put his brother before everything else in the entire universe. Because that is a fundamental part of Dean’s creation. Chuck wrote the Winchester’s specifically to undo his own tragic story. In his writing, Dean does not sacrifice Sam for the world, Dean always saves Sam. Even at the risk OF the world. Because Chuck’s biggest regret was not putting his sister first.

It all combines in a rather beautiful narrative symmetry doesn’t it?

Do You Hear the People Sing?

Hi there! Just your friendly neighborhood cat addict coming in to bring you another FFXV headcanon ^^ Today/tonight’s scenario:

Originally posted by scripts-upon-symphonies

Chocobro Theatre AU!

I’m a total sucker for the performing arts, and have wanted to write this for a while now ^^ Thought this would be better than just the ‘Grease’ headcanons as well ^^’

Hope you all enjoy this :D

Notes:

- Anguis: Latin for ‘snake’

- The nicknames I mentioned near the end of each profile corresponds to a deity across various types of mythology.

- Cantor: A class in fantasy games which is normally a cross between a priest/dancer and a bard.

- There is a “Notable Roles” section at the end, basically who I think they would’ve played IRL :D


Little Promo!: Spot the reference I made and I’ll write you anything you want ;) 


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Noctis Lucis Caelum

- He was born into a family who was well-known throughout the entire theatre community, a theatrical dynasty if you will. The Caelums were revered for their impeccable acting, a talent which has only seemed to grow stronger every generation.

-  As son of the current “King of the Theatre”, Regis Lucis Caelum, he was already expected from birth to become just as big a star as his father. Since he showed an affinity for the theatre at such a young age, many had already dubbed him as the “Chosen King”. They all believed that he would be the one to usher in a new era in the history of performing arts.

- As a child, Noctis had already been subjected to plenty of formal training: acting, dancing, singing…you name it, he’s most likely taken up at least three classes about each plus their various sub-categories.

-  At the age of eight, he met with a terrible accident. The Insomnia Theater had suffered one of the worst fires in history due to an escapee from the nearby mental asylum (a schizophrenic named Marilith Anguis) . Noctis had one of the beams collapse on him, causing his spine to suffer serious damage.

- After recovering in Tenebrae with family friends (the Nox Fleurets), Noctis has since then refused to perform. Gone was the poster child of the performing arts world. He was now merely a shadow of the young boy “destined” to bring back the theatre to it’s former glory.

- However, thanks to childhood friends and fellow prodigies Gladiolus Amicitia and Ignis Scientia, he was able to gather the strength to perform again. His confidence only grew as soon as Prompto Argentum was introduced into the troupe.

- Thanks to the accident, Noctis couldn’t dance as well as he used to. The pain medication he regularly took also played a part in the decline of his performance levels as well, making him quite sluggish and therefore, only limited to a certain number of performances a week (preferably at night, as he tends to doze off more in the daytime).

- Even with these handicaps, his acting and singing have only gotten better over the years. He really gets into the character he’s playing, no matter who it is. It’s almost natural for him, as if he were donning a second skin. His voice makes the audience feel exactly what they’re meant to feel at that particular moment in time, and very strongly. His talent, plus his strange work schedule, have earned him the title “Prince of the Night”.

- But despite all the praise and accolades, Noctis honestly hates the attention and the pressure put on him to succeed. He also isn’t too fond of the fact that the other theatre families are pushing him to marry Lunafreya so young, all so that he may sire the ultimate diva child. There are times when he just disappears, sometimes for weeks on end. Surprisingly, the other three are also nowhere to be found during these times as well.

- During these disappearances, there is always a band composed of four masked young men calling themselves “The Brotherhood” who come into town, their performances unique in the way that they seem to combine their original music with little theatrical skits. Though all of them are quite skilled, no one has ever really heard of them before. They seem familiar, especially their lead singer/actor called ‘Somnus’, but no one can quite put their finger on exactly what makes them so…

Notable Roles: Marius in ‘Les Miserables’ | Kurt von Trapp in ‘Sound of Music’ | Danny Zuko in ‘Grease’ | Melchior Gabor in ‘Spring Awakening’ | Link Larkin in ‘Hairspray’ | Tony in ‘West Side Story’


Prompto Argentum

- He was adopted at a young age by one of the couples working as stagehands at the Insomnia Theater. Rumors are flying around that he is actually the son of someone from the rival Gralea Company at the Niflheim Theater, however.

- His parents, busy as they were with their work, mostly left the blond to his own devices. During those times, he would sneak over to the theater and watch the many performances being held there (courtesy of a spare backstage pass his parents provided him with). He fell in love with the world of performing arts at first sight, and usually spent his free time practicing the songs and dances he secretly recorded from the shadows of the theater. He practically knows all the performances by heart.

- At the age of eight, he lost his parents to the fire that nearly took Noctis’ life. He soon became foster son to the head of lighting and sound, Cor Leonis. He quickly picked up the tricks of the trade from him, and eventually came to work part-time at the theater when he turned fifteen. His artistic sense quickly elevated him to head of stage design and promotions. The entire troupe immediately fell in love with the cheerful boy.

- When he turned sixteen, there was an incident where both the main and understudy for the role of Boq in “Wicked” couldn’t perform that night. Cindy, who had accidentally seen Prompto during one of his “practice sessions” while she was checking on the mechanics of the stage, immediately volunteered him for the role. Needless to say, he did an excellent job and became one of the lead actors of the troupe from then on.

- He and Noctis met and became friends during the theater’s production of “Spring Awakening”, being the Moritz to Noct’s Melchior. The pair hit it off instantly, and their onstage chemistry was pretty much explosive. He’d been paired with Noctis ever since, and eventually got to know Ignis and Gladiolus during a production of “Hamilton”. The four had become inseparable ever since.

- This boy was born to hand jive! For someone who was mostly self-taught, he has the moves and skills of a professional. He is one of the most skilled singers and dancers in the company, his energy and the way he lights up the stage when he performs earning him the moniker “Cantor of Summer”. (Of course, his confidence needs a little work…)

- When he’s not performing, he helps out around the various departments. Need to have a costume fixed? Sure, he’ll take it to Iris right away! Vyv wants someone to help him make the posters and flyers for the next show? Roger that! Cindy needs help with fixing some of the mechanical props? Be there in a flash! ;)

- Even as a permanent member of the acting cast with firsthand knowledge of how everything is going to go down, he still tends to record videos of every single practice session. He has them for his private viewing (and practicing!) pleasure at home, studying everyone (especially himself) extra carefully so he knows not to bump into anyone, to adjust his movements during a certain scene for maximum impact, etc. This guy is constantly called a perfectionist by the other performers. However, Prompto confided to Noctis one day that it was mostly because he just didn’t want to get in everyone’s way.

- Whenever Noctis disappears, Prompto seems to vanish along with him. Whenever “The Brotherhood” come into town, fans of the blond find themselves immediately drawn to the group’s sunny lead guitarist/dancer ‘Frey’. Maybe it’s because the boundless energy reminds them of their favorite stage actor? Who knows…

Notable Roles: Moritz Stiefel in ‘Spring Awakening’ | Mark Cohen in ‘Rent’ | Boq in ‘Wicked’ | Alexander Hamilton in ‘Hamilton’ | Nino Quincampoix in ‘Amelie’ | Dimitri in ‘Anastasia’


Gladiolus Amicitia

- Like Noctis, he was born into a family well-known throughout the entire theatre community. Unlike the Lucis Caelums, however, the Amicitias were known for their prowess in dancing. Their choreography is said to be second to none, an entirely different art form within itself.

- From a young age, Gladio had already been trained in the various forms of dance: from ballet and contemporary to ballroom dancing and even hip hop, the eldest Amicitia son has pretty much studied and mastered almost every dance style there is to know, including his family’s signature style (a combination of street, interpretative and Latin).

- He has been training with Noctis and Ignis ever since they could all walk, the three forming the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the Insomnia Theater. He didn’t get along with them as well as he does now, however. When Noctis came back from Tenebrae a changed child, he was quite harsh on him the first couple of months and the two would get into constant arguments over practice (or the lack thereof). With Ignis, he thought the bespectacled boy was being too easy on their friend.

- Gladio’s good opinion of both Noctis and Ignis was cemented, however, when he caught the two doing their best to teach Iris how to perform a particularly hard bit of choreography she had been trying to master for around a month. He had since reconciled with the two and took it upon himself to teach them everything he knows, acting as both their brother and teacher up until present.

- When Prompto first joined with the troupe, he immediately found himself amused by the jumpy then-stagehand. Seeing the blond perform on stage lit a competitive fire in his heart, and he challenged the teen to a dance-off the following day. Both of them were completely exhausted and couldn’t make it to rehearsal after that, but their friendship was cemented from then on, only growing stronger after working together on ‘Hamilton’.

- He’s also the troupe’s self-appointed protector alongside his father, making sure the other members of the company don’t get into any trouble (mostly Noctis and Prompto). The scars he gained on his face and body could attest to that: the first (a vertical scar on his face) due to a drunken brawl during one after-party, and the others (the other one on his face + the one on his chest) from when one of his former mentors, Gilgamesh Benkei, was about to lash out at Clarus over a heated debate about ballroom dancing.

- This man seems to be blessed by the gods of dance themselves! Not only is he a prodigy when it comes to dancing, but his choreography is also considered some of the finest in the business, second only to his father Clarus. His work, whether on-stage or on paper, is said to have a distinct sense of gracefulness and quiet strength. Because of this, he is known by the title “Dancing Duelist” among his peers. Noctis and the others poke fun at him for his nickname though, joking that he should be called the “Dancing Noodle-ist” instead due to the large man’s obsession with Cup Noodles.

- When not in the theater, working out or messing around with his friends/Iris, Gladiolus can be found in one of two places. In the morning to late afternoon, he will most likely at the local community center, where he usually holds an amateur dance class for kids. If it’s evening though, he normally can be found having a drink and catching up with former mentors Cor Leonis and Gilgamesh.

- He is nowhere to be found during Noctis’ disappearing acts, seemingly vanishing into thin air along with him. When “The Brotherhood” makes their appearance at around that time, fans of Gladio’s work gravitate towards ‘Kratos’, the group’s (mostly) shirtless drummer/lead dancer with a crow tattoo. Wonder why…

Notable Roles: Friedrich von Trapp in ‘Sound of Music’ | Radames in ‘Aida’ | Chris in ‘Miss Saigon’ | Rocky Horror in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ | John Laurens in ‘Hamilton’ | The Baker in ‘Into the Woods’


Ignis Scientia

- Like Noctis and Gladiolus, Ignis was born into a theatrical dynasty of his own. The Scientias were renowned for their exceptional voice quality, able to perfectly sing almost any song that could be performed in the world of the theatre.

- Ignis was considered a prodigy in his family at a very young age, his voice being described as that of an angel’s. He was allowed to meet and learn from the biggest names in Broadway and opera, causing his growth as a performer to be exponential. By the age of nine, he was already considered one of the best singers of his generation.

- This did not change as he grew older, as he did all he could to make sure his voice was always at peak condition. In his pursuit for perfection, he also met with and trained under many of the big names in both the live and animated movie industries in order to further develop his acting skills and delivery. The extensive training, together with his own natural talent, allowed him to portray almost any role required of him. (Yes, even a woman at one point…But that story is for another time.)

- He was paired with the young Caelum since childhood, the two showing exceptional amounts of talent that could take the entire theatre world by storm. In line with this, the two had basically the same education in the ways of the theatre. They were practically considered inseparable, further affirmed as the two grew older. Though sometimes, the young Scientia felt more like a caretaker to Noctis… (The mom and dad jokes the other troupe members made when Gladio befriended them didn’t help matters any either)

-  Ignis, while he admired Prompto’s skills as a performer, was very wary of the blond at first, not very fond of the way he would constantly pull Noctis away from practice to go to the arcade. His opinion of the teen was changed, however, the night Gladio got his first scar. He saw how Prompto was ready to take the blow meant for Noctis despite the fact that his legs were shaking like crazy, and instantly knew how much he cared for his brother.

- This man is a jack of all trades, able to do pretty much anything and everything that is requested of him in any performance. You want him to act like a seventy-year old revolutionary? Sure, no problem. Put on an impromptu performance of “Nessun Dorma”? Just give him a few seconds to vocalize. Do back-up dancing for five performances straight? A quick warm up, and he’s ready to go. He has a variety of nicknames in the troupe because of his versatility. Among them are “Mr. Perfect”, “The Fiery Bard” and “Liquid Fire”, the last two in relation to his talent and his passion whenever he get up on stage.

- Ignis is not just a reliable performer. He’s generally reliable overall in all matters of the theater, from maintenance of props and costumes to management of the troupe’s finances. The thing they ask him to do the most, however, is to cook for them in between performances. The members of the troupe jokingly claim that his cooking is the reason why they do so well, as they can somehow “obtain bits of his talent from each bite”.

- When he’s not practicing or taking care of the troupe (his best friends in particular), Ignis likes to create his own plays (as if he weren’t amazing enough ffs). So far, he has written around ten of them, each with their own sets of musical scores and choreography. Some of them have even been performed in the theater, the most notable being “Izunia” (about a healer hailed as the savior of the people only to be betrayed by the gods and everyone he loves). He’s currently working on his magnum opus called "XV”, a three-act play about a prince and his three ‘brothers’ on a journey to bring back light to the world.

- Whenever Noctis disappears, Ignis also does so without a hint as to his whereabouts. With “The Brotherhood” in town during those times, fans of Ignis always find themselves drawn to the band’s bass player/singer “Apollo”, his calm yet fiery aura reminding them of their angel of music. Can’t imagine why though…

Notable Roles: Enjolras in ‘Les Miserables’ | The Phantom in ‘Phantom of the Opera’ | Frank N. Furter in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ | Aaron Burr in ‘Hamilton’ | Munkustrap in ‘Cats’ | Billy Flynn in ‘Chicago’

[Translation] CUT - Yamada Ryosuke x Fumihiko Sori (March Issue: 2/18/2017)

“I said, ‘I don’t want to boast about this role.’” (Yamada)


“It was then that I understood the human being known as Yamada Ryosuke was very masculine, and it made me happy.” (Sori)


“I used to always think, ‘it’s still too early to be able to make this work into a movie yet,’” Director Sori Fumihiko discusses in this talk how, even within numerous Japanese comics, Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the works that [has to cross] the extremely high hurdle of live-action adaptations. At the same time, if Japanese film is challenging the scale and dynamism of Hollywood film head on, wouldn’t the greatest work to do so with be Fullmetal Alchemist? That’s why while taking on this film, both Director Sori and Yamada Ryosuke, who plays the role of the protagonist Ed, along with the rest of the cast, had to heavily prepare and carry a great deal of pressure, but in any case, their words were reassuring in this conversation. 

How will they depict Ed’s character? How was filming carried out in Italy? What sort of concept did they have when introducing the brand new CG technology? How will Al be represented? After finishing the intense photo-shoot, the two of them told us about the various inevitable points that worried them and revealed many precious behind-the-scenes happenings.

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Undefined ( Tom Holland )

Request by anon: #3 and #6 with Tom please! (as two different prompts if you have the time :))

a/n: HI GUYS!! I feel like its been such a long time since I’ve written something so I decided to smoosh this all into one story. Sorry Anon I would have loved to write it as two prompts but I don’t have time. Anyways I enjoyed writing this one; it’s a bit longer then my others so GRAB A SNACK! I hope you enjoy hehe Also I’d like to thank @hollandsenses she’s really great and she helped me come up with the story line!! Go follower her and her amazing blog :)

p.s. bold means its the prompt

word count : 1915

featuring : Zendaya

Pairing : Tom Holland x reader

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Prompt list (now accepting Sam Holland requests)



A silent tear rolled down your cheek and dropped onto the already damp shirt of Tom Holland, lying in your lap gasping for air. The bullet hole in the red and blue suit he was wearing, became more and more red than blue as his blood seeped through the material.
“No Peter, You can’t die. Please don’t die. I need you.” Tom continued to wretch and gasp for air as he keeled over and blood ran from the corner of his mouth. He turned back to you and locked eyes, his brown ones danced with fear as they searched your face for the truth.
“You need me?” He questioned a look of longing appeared on his face. “I don’t think I’m going to make it.”
“No.” you said firmly, “you’re going to,” and you looked up into the blazing spotlight mimicking the suns rays on set.
“And CUT!” The director yelled from his chair. “That’s a wrap on the Infinity War! Thank you all so much for being part of this production!” An eruption of cheers made its way throughout the studio as you and Tom got out of your scene positions.
“That was a great scene Tom, I can’t believe we are done.”
“I know,” said Tom nonchalantly, “you’ll get used to this eventually.” You nodded as four makeup stylists came to remove the special effects from your bodies and to wipe away the fake blood. Tom turned to you and you couldn’t help but giggle at the fact that his face was being pulled every which way by makeup wipes.
“What do you say we go out to dinner tonight?” Tom asked suddenly.
“To celebrate?”
“Uh- yeah to celebrate.” Tom replied with wariness. “I’ll text you the details, right now I have to get this sticky suit off of me.” You nodded in reply as you were continually poked and prodded by the stylists. You watched Tom walk off to his trailer. Damn. You hated to see him leave but loved to watch him go.


Once you were back in your trailer, you turned on your speaker and hopped in the shower, letting the steam melt away the stress of the day. Your muscles released their tension as you let the hot water cleanse the places you wouldn’t allow the makeup wipes to reach. Rhianna’s Umbrella came on your speaker and you couldn’t help but laugh, Tom coming to mind. You really wish you could pull off that wig as well as he did. You mentally made a note to tease him at dinner about it. The hot water ran cold as you started thinking about dinner. There were other members of the cast. It wasn’t just you and Tom. Surely he would have invited them too. If it was just you two, was it a date? Or was it just two friends out at dinner. You stepped out of the shower and wrapped a towel around your middle and went on a hunt for something to wear. Was it formal? Was it casual? Was it burgers and fries or some $70 crab leg? You saw Tom’s name pop up on your phone thrown on your couch.
“Dinner tonight at 7:30. I’ll pick you up at 7. Dress fancy. Location is a surprise ;)”
What a fucker.
You riffled through your closet hoping to find something appropriate for you to wear. But not too appropriate, if you know what I mean.
“Damn it y/n! This is your first time on a movie set. You don’t need to hook up with your co-star! You shouldn’t be that girl!” You openly said to yourself.
A light knock on your door startled you and you were suddenly very aware of your stark nakedness.
“Hang on one second!” you frantically yelled. What if it was Tom?
“It’s just me!” Zendaya called back.
“Oh okay, I’m naked don’t come in.” You were glad that you had reached that level of comfort with her. As soon as you met on set the first day of production, you two clicked as if you had been friends since grade school. A minute or two later Zendaya popped her head in the door.
“All clear? I’m not in the mood to be flashed today.”
“Mhm” You mumbled back pulling your shirt over your head. She strolled into your kitchenette and started opening the cupboards; clearly in search of food.
“Time to go grocery shopping?” you questioned in a laughing tone.
“I swear, everyone comes into my trailer and eats my food. Is it really that hard to go to the store? There’s one about 5 minutes down the road from HERE.” She heightened her voice when she found a box of crackers and popped one in her mouth.
“I would love to accompany you to the store tonight, but I have plans.” You replied in a sly tone, as you worked a comb through your hair in the bathroom. You heard fast paced foot steps towards the you. She swung her head around the frame of the bathroom door.


“I know that tone. Oh. My. God. Are you going out with who I think you’re going out with?”
“Okay okay relax, I know it sounds crazy; this whole thing is undefined. I have no idea whether we are going out as friends or something more then that. I guess I’ll find out tonight!” Zendaya grabbed your hands and you guys jumped up and down together as if you were in second grade.
“What are you going to wear?” She asked pressingly. “Is it casual or fancy?”
“He told me it was fancy, can you see if you can find anything in my closet that might be close to acceptable? I don’t think I have time to run back to the hotel.”
“You know who does? This girl. I did have a date with Netflix tonight, but I think he’ll understand.” Zendaya snickered.


A life time later - or so it seemed - Zendaya came knocking on your trailer door again. You had lightly curled you hair and it fell in beachy waves over your shoulders. A soft dusting of makeup was thought to have completed the look until she showed you the dress she found.
“Now that completes the look.” You said almost breathless as you stood marvelling at yourself in the mirror.
“I couldn’t find one in your closet that was right for the occasion, you know, uncertain-of-where-this-relationship-stands-but-I-really-like-this-boy-dinner, but I sure as hell found one in mine. Damn even I would date you,” She said sitting from the couch behind you. The dress fell to about mid calf and it was tapered at the bottom so it gave a slimming and sculpting effect. The red of the dress set a fire in your eyes. You turned around and your heart started the hammer. What if he liked me?


When 7pm rolled around you have convinced yourself that this was just a fancy dinner with your friend, so if anything a little extra happened you would be surprised.
“You look great,” Z exclaimed, “Just pretend I’m not he-.” A knock at the door stopped her mid sentence. You took a deep breath and opened the door to a fresh pressed white shirt; sleeves rolled to the elbows and trousers accompanied by smiling eyes.
“You look gorgeous,” Tom breathed, his eyes spilling over the fitted red dress.
“And you just look - wow,” you could barely form a sentence. You were going out with this man? Score. The car ride was pleasant. There were some silences but they weren’t awkward, they were comfortable. It gave you a change to appreciate his presence. You noticed how the car was filled with the faint smell of cologne. The woody masculine smell, was just the right amount to make you melt; almost completely, looking into his eyes would surely take care of the rest.

The restaurant welcomed you by taking your coat and your name for the check. They did the same with Tom and you were taken to your seats. A table right by the window, overlooking the skyline of the city. You must have been distracted by Tom in the car to have realized you were driving up so high.
“So,” Tom said, snapping you out of your thoughts, “I think that we both deserve to know each other better. We both worked so hard on set, we hardly got any time to know each other. And I think you’re one to get to know.” The last few words make your heart nearly break out of your ribcage and insist itself upon Tom.
“Well I was born in Winnipeg. It’s a smaller city in Canada. I’ve always wanted to be involved in acting. You were actually on of my role models when we were younger,” you glanced up from your glass. You hadn’t realized that you were playing with the condensation collecting on the outside of it. Tom’s eyes were locked on yours and a warm blush arose to his cheeks. You continued. “My family is very important to me. But I had to see that fall apart when my parents got divorced. It really showed me that I had to be there for myself, and to love myself.” You let out a sigh, the worlds weight lifting off your shoulders. Tom smiled that award winning smile and he reached across the table and grabbed your hand. His thumb ran in circles over the back of your hand as he told you about how he grew up in Kingston and how it’s been hard for him to be away from his family this much. How he’s glad he has people like Harrison in his life and how he’s happy he now has you. Your heart threatened to leap out again when he showed you a picture of his dog Tessa on his phone.
I’m not jealous,” you said crossing your arms and turning up your nose in sarcasm. He chuckled and let go of your hand as the waiter brought the food that you had ordered. The comfortable silence fell over you two once more as you began to eat.


The plates were cleared and you sat back in your chair; stomach full. A sigh escaped your lips; your heart was content. Tom’s hand came crawling back to yours at the soonest opportunity. His touch grew flowers in your lungs, they were beautiful but they made it hard to breathe. The connection thought your finger tips whizzed with electricity you were sure could be heard by the people sitting behind you. When you looked into his eyes you felt him reading your emotions, trying to understand you; trying to listen.

He draped your shawl over your shoulders as you stepped outside into the night air. The hand of his on your lower back provided protection and a sense of warmth. You sat on the hood of his car with him next to you, the skyline of your future reflected in your eyes. You hadn’t realized you’d driven so high. High enough that the air was thinner. But also high enough that you realized he would provide you with all the oxygen you would ever need. He was your air to breathe.
“It’s beauty reminds me of you.” Tom interlaced his fingers in yours as you leaned your head on his shoulder. And suddenly, all at once this relationship was no longer undefined.

The Deep Stuff.

So I recently read a couple of thread discussions that popped off of me answering an anon about what happened during Matt’s sit down with the chat.

They talked and argued about how accountable the cast was for creating a LGBTQ character with such a stereotypical backstory that we see so often in media.

Now, while it saddens me to see this kind of discourse among the fans, I have a question to ask all of you because I want to possibly clear the air here on an issue that I’ve been seeing more and more frequently.

Critical Role is a unique show in which it was born out of people gathering around to play D&D. In the beginning, we were fortunate enough to watch this game unfold, just there to be a part of the experience.

But what about now? The CR cast gets paid to play this game. They sell merchandise and appear at cons and run a show with growing success. 

Is this really just a game that we get to sit in on anymore? Or, are the cast now held to a standard because they’ve started to become the producers for an audience of consumers? 

When I play D&D, we don’t broadcast, and lord knows I say offensive things sometimes. But that is in a room full of friends who understand and laugh at it and have a good time because we know one another and we know the humor we all enjoy together. We know it’s a safe place to let loose.

We enjoy Critical Role to a certain degree because the cast does shake loose and get comfortable around friends. We laugh along with their humor. However, we also know that they try their best to not offend anyone because they are aware of the audience. 

So, what is Critical Role now? Can we still consider it a game among friends or has the core of the show been altered to that of an improv performance in front of an audience.

anonymous asked:

aaaah your dnd headcanons gave me literal life!! since requests are open, how about everyone reacting to an mc actually forcing them to play Dungeons and Dragons (or some variation of it)? thanks!

Omg THANK YOU, this made my day, I’m so glad you like them!! They were the first ones I wrote for this blog and so they have a special place in my heart. My dnd muse is all over the place (thanks to TAZ finale and finally starting Critical Role, omg), so I’m sorry this took a bit but HERE YOU GO. :) Sticking to the main squad for now (V officially counts in this now) but I am hoping to add Saeran and Vanderwood later on when I have more energy.

Requests are open.~


✦ZEN:

  • agreed when you told him he could play a beautiful performer
  • thus Zen the elf bard is born yes, he named his character after himself
  • he put almost all of his points into charisma at the beginning and forgot to make sure he had enough skill to…survive
  • he dies a lot
  • but he has fun anyway!! more than he expected tbh
  • he also has the best luck with rolling
    • thank goodness, he needs it with all those death saving throws

✦Yoosung:

  • needed absolutely no convincing
  • seriously, the boy said yes before you finished saying the word ‘dragons’
  • this is his. kind. of. fun.
  • he rolls a human paladin, basically modeled off his LOLOL character
  • v v good at strategy, he got this, hardly ever falls in battle, the boy plays a tank and plays him well
  • gets really into it like. REALLY.

✦Jaehee:

  • really only agreed because she was certain Jumin would stick her with cat sitting if she didn’t participate
    • “It’s only a few hours at a time but Mr. Han can be really unreasonable…”
  • she ends up diving in and giving it 100%, as she tends to do
  • her character has the most extensive and well-thought backstory of all of them
  • she’s planned out all of her leveling up through level 20, she is Prepared™
  • she ends up making a super badass character tbh
  • probably rolls a dragonborn dual class, like rogue + monk/mystic

✦Jumin:

  • had to be bribed with wine to agree to play
  • somehow lands on human cleric, because nobody else is one and they need a healer
  • always has to be reminded by the squad to actually heal them
  • forgets which dice to roll nearly every time
  • he doesn’t really understand the cleric thing, he keeps accidentally trying to sell his holy symbol
  • he ends up actually kind of getting into it but refuses to admit it so cute

✦Saeyoung:

  • he didn’t need any convincing
  • actually really wants to be DM nobody thinks he should have that kind of power
  • ends up rolling a tiefling draconic sorcerer (i.e. my literal character, sorry not sorry)
    • bc “HOW BADASS IS THAT”
  • also, he makes the horns really long so he can make the character randomly stab stuff with them
  • spends 0% of the time actually trying to win any battles
  • spends 100% of the time picking actions and attacks and choices based on how funny or hardcore they might be

✦V:

  • not super interested but couldn’t say no to you i mean c’mon
  • plays a sage warlock, but could totally be a badass DM if he wanted to be which he doesn’t
  • actually knows what he’s doing but has the worst rolling luck EVER
  • he fails a lot of important checks and dies almost as much as Zen
  • but then he’ll roll a nat 20 on something absolutely ridiculous, like petting a dog
  • but he has a lot of fun just because everyone is together

✦Bonus MC:

  • chaotic neutral DM
  • you don’t want them to fail, but it sure is hilarious when they do
  • it’s been months and you’re not even 100% sure they realize that they only actually agreed to play one game
    • but you’re certainly not going to remind them

anonymous asked:

Hi! Your opinions are always fascinating, and I'm curious what're your thoughts about John's relationship with both Sam and Dean? It's obvious that he treated them differently, and I've read both Samgirls and Deangirls opinion about their childhood. Deangirls will say Dean never was a child because he didn't have a Sully, but Samgirls think that was because he had John (and in some ways, Mary too), whereas Sam was left alone, so devastating alone from a too young age. What do you think? Thanks!

Zannas are for lonely children.  Dean wasn’t lonely, he had John as his dad/hero/role model and he had Sam as his little brother/purpose/worshipper.  Sam was treated like the family pet, which is not unusual even in normal families.  Do you know what else is not unusual in normal famlies?  Youngest child feels lonely.  In the A Letter from the Youngest Child, the author writes,  “Being the youngest child is lonely at times. Once you, the older siblings, move out, go to college, or just have less time to spend with us, we really stop feeling like we have people at our houses to hang out with. You are lucky because you always had younger siblings (aka us) who were there to play games and have fun with while we were growing up.”

Also in normal families the oldest child takes on both the leadership and caregiver role, which Dean did.  Alfred Adler theorized that first-born children develop a “taste for power” at a young age, since they can dominate their younger siblings and are fixated on avoiding being “dethroned”.  Simply put, parents invest a lot of time establishing rules for their first child, building a reputation for toughness that they hope will trickle down to later children.  As a result, first-borns are doubly blessed - lavished with their parents’ attention, and then entrusted to act as the rules enforcer of the family, which builds intelligence, discipline, and leadership qualities.   First-borns are 30% more likely to be CEOs and politician.  

Dean and Sam’s roles in the small Winchester family unit are in fact normal for their birth orders.  Their situation was extreme but their family dynamic was not unusual.

anonymous asked:

I understand sun signs, but what are all the other signs?

Sun sign: you’re most important placement rivaled only by your moon sign. It represents your basic ego, the outline of who you are.

Moon sign: where the moon was when you were born (which constellation it resided in at the moment) it signifies your inner emotional self. The part of you that you usually hide from people.

Ascendant/ rising/ first house sign: how the world sees you. Your first impression on others. You are the most comfortable when playing the role of your ascendant sign.

Then there are the planets (the sun and moon are actually luminaries but are referred to as planets in astrology) if you filled out the birth chart calculator on Cafeastrology.com then you will see the planets in the left column with a sign next to them. This signifies which constellations the planets were currently in at the time of your birth. Each planet means a different thing as listed below.

Mercury: how you communicate and think

Venus: your love life and what you seek in a partner. Also your personal values and morals.

Mars: your energy, desire and aggression. Can also contribute to relationships

Jupiter: your originality, travels and business

Saturn: perseverance and discipline

Uranus: rebelliousness and occult knowledge

Neptune: your fantasies, imagination and what you dream about

Pluto: the secrets you keep hidden and the mystery that you are

Next are non planet influences.

Lilith: your Lilith sign is your dark side. The side that you try to hide.

Midheaven: Your talents and what you are good at. Hobbies and work

Asc Nodes: what goals need to be completed in your life. Gives your a peek into what you must do in the future

This should get you started on the basics of reading your birth chart, good luck!