there are no words to describe my love for this scene

Fanfiction is a really weird thing.

Last June, I started writing what eventually turned out to be my longest fic yet. It took me three months to write it, during which I almost gave up on it several times, and the end result was just under 10k. I know that’s but a short chapter compared to what some writers produce, but for me, it was a labour of love.

I just read the story again tonight. And you know what? It’s damn good. I’d go so far as to say it’s the best thing I’ve ever written. It’s not necessarily a great piece of work in the grand scheme of things. Another fic writer with more skill could do an even better job. But for me, this was honestly as good as it gets. I had multiple scenes with a dozen characters, and had to describe movement and action as well as thoughts and words, which I always find tricky.

You might think me very conceited for saying this (and that’s your right), but I am very proud of that particular fic. I wonder if I’ll ever write anything as good as it again.

The irony is that out of the 37 stories I’ve now written, this one has been read the least. I have one story with fewer hits, but it was only published yesterday, so give it time :-)

So yeah, fanfiction is a weird thing.

The main upshot of this is that I’m not gonna write fics in this fandom again. I started one today, wrote about 500 words then deleted it and went to work on something else. I honestly don’t see the point in expending so much creative effort on something that produces so little response. It was my least favourite of the three fandoms I’ve been writing for, so at the end of the day, it’s no big loss for it or for me.

This post should not be taken as a bitter complaint, because that’s really not what I intend it to be. I just want readers to understand that there is a person behind the page, and if you can’t take the time to press that little heart button at the bottom, don’t be surprised when new content no longer appears.


have you heard the rumours about my rapping?
i have, actually!
come at me with a beat.
okay, yeah.

more ridiculous things i’ve done for writing:

- weighted a grapefruit in my hands to see if i could justifiably describe something as “weighing as much as a grapefruit”
- done jumping jacks for 5 minutes straight so the memory of how exertion feels would be fresh in my mind
- googled images of butterscotch to see if “butterscotch” could be a hair colour
- casually stared at people at bus stops trying to figure out how i would hypothetically recreate their image in words
- written 7 different beginnings for a story to see which one i liked best
- gone to venice
- enthusiastically spoken dialogue aloud to myself to see how it sounds
- tried to read 3 books in one day
- experienced terrible things, reacting with “i can write about this”
- screamed incoherently at someone for turning on the tv while i was in the room, writing
- sat there perfectly still staring into space trying to imagine what getting a boner feels like
- “hey re-enact this scene with me”
- sat upside-down for ten minutes trying to get my brain to work
- squandered schoolwork and free time alike for years
- written


“One of my favourite scenes, which is a perfect example of what [director] Jeff [Nichols] does so masterfully, is when Richard and Mildred come back to Virginia. They’re not saying a word and Mildred just takes a moment to feel the sun. In that moment, without any dialogue, you not only sense what coming home means to her — you also feel it. You feel the temperature, you feel the light, you can smell. It’s like adding another dimension to watching a movie.”

“And it’s not just that, you see him looking at her. And the tiniest bit of a smile breaks through his reserve, because he’s given her what she’s wanted so badly. And then he looks up the road, where all the bad things may come from, and he feels the anxiety again. And all of that happens in a few seconds of screen time.”

–  “Loving” producer Colin Firth describing his favourite moment in the film 


I absolutely loved this scene. Just the emotions alone in the scene sent me to heaven and back, and had my hear breaking for Jughead a million times over. Jughead deserves so much more - and that’s why I love the bughead pairing. They help eachother. It’s not necessarily pure romance and sexual, but they rely and depend on one another. The way Betty comes to his rescue, to comfort him, is absolutely beautiful. No words were needed to describe the genuine feelings they have for one another. 

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(A/N: I’m also using the official screenplay for this scene to describe some of the actions)

Right, so in this scene you have the two couples of the movie – Newt/Tina and Jacob/Queenie.

First of all, let’s start with the obvious Jacob/Queenie in the scene:

  • The screenplay states that they are “getting on famously” – he’s watching her intently as she talks, hanging onto every word she says and clearly taking an interest in what she’s saying.
  •  He obviously feels sad for her (and Tina) when she tells him about their parents because she says “oh, you’re sweet!”
  • Then he says to her, “Could you stop reading my mind for a second?” – she looks a little offended, a little upset, and that’s probably because she’s used to people asking her to stop reading their minds even though she can’t help it. He sees that because he hurriedly says “Don’t get me wrong, I love it!” – and she giggles (HER GIGGLE IS EVERYTHING OH MY GOD)
  • As written in the screenplay: “QUEENIE giggles, delighted, captivated by JACOB” – SHE IS CAPTIVATED BY HIM, DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
  • Jacob compliments her on her cooking, saying that it’s “the best meal” he’s ever had – and he’d know because he’s a cook as well; Queenie obviously knows this because she’s so touched and laughs “Oh, you slay me!”.
  • “I ain’t never talked to a No-Maj before!” – don’t you just love how Queenie is as interested in his life as a No-Maj as he is in her life as a witch? It’s so wonderful how they take a genuine interest in each other’s lives from the very start
  • Screenplay: “QUEENIE and JACOB gaze into each other’s eyes” :’)
  • “I am NOT flirting!” – oh, but you kind of are? Just a bit?
  • Screenplay: “JACOB is suddenly very pale and sweaty again, although still trying to look good for QUEENIE”.
  • Queenie immediately appears concerned and asks “Oh, hey, you okay, honey?”
  • SCREENPLAY: “As TINA shuts the door, JACOB gets a quick glimpse of QUEENIE in the other room, wearing a much less demure dressing gown”
  • “Thanks…very much” *obviously staring at Queenie*
  • Queenie knows – of course – and she’s fucking beaming at him like a saint, I LOVE IT

Like, seriously, this scene is so wonderful for them :3

Now we have Newt and Tina’s slightly more subtle relationship emerging:

  • Not really a Newtina thing, but Tina’s face when Queenie says “Tina is the career girl” – like, gosh, absolute FUCKING cinnamon roll right there. And don’t you love how it cuts to a shot of Newt reacting as well? JJJ
  • When Jacob says “this meal is insanely good”, Tina looks over at Newt – the filmmakers didn’t put shots of them sharing looks for no reason, THERE IS ALWAYS A REASON FOR A SHOT
  • Screenplay: “NEWT and TINA sit opposite each other, uncomfortably silent in the presence of such affectionate behaviour”
  • Tina is totally wishing she could flirt like Queenie in this scene, don’t lie, which is why Queenie then announces “I am NOT flirting!”
  • And then Tina looks totally embarrassed because Newt looks at her like “???” and she’s like “FUUUUCCK”
  • She takes a really long moment to start speaking, it’s like “okay, how do I recover from this, how do I pretend I wasn’t just thinking about cute his freckles are in the candlelight”
  • Screenplay: “TINA looks put out.”
  • Can we appreciate how she offers Newt (and Jacob) the bedroom, like, she barely knows them and yet she offers them beds.
  • “Okay, you guys can bunk in here” – Newt looks kind of like “…Oh…right…”
  • Tina then tilts her head, and I honestly think she’s thinking to herself in a small voice “I’m just trying to be nice though”.
  • Tina knocking on the door “tentatively” (screenplay words, not mine!)
  • SCREENPLAY: “TINA, with some frustration, pointedly places his cup on the bedside table”
  • She’s noticeably irritated that he doesn’t even react or move (again, screenplay says it)


She is far from typical. She’s not the girl next door that all the movies are about.

She’s in the books.
She’s the endless words authors use to hopelessly describe her.
She’s got a voice that demands to be heard and a heart that’s raging wild with storms.
She’s stubborn, yet in the most innocent of ways and she’ll smile like no other when the sunlight hits her face.
She’s a story that’s desperate to be told and one that I’m desperate to tell.

—  Nicole Torres// excerpt #14

If you watched this scene with your mind in half a buzz about Yuuri’s amazing score, then stop now, go back and re-watch.

Viktor’s voice right here…I have not heard him sound like this in the entire series so far. I can’t quite describe the raw emotion in his voice. His voice is trembling, it’s emotional, and it’s so very, very fond. I can feel the love and pride emanate through my screen.

Viktor gets closer to Yuuri’s ear as he speaks, this is just for him to hear, it’s a personal moment. And something in his tone, in his words says ‘Oh Yuuri, dear little piglet, how typical of you. So modest. Of course the performance was enough, more than enough, you silly kastudon’. It sounds familiar and fond like that.

But quite importantly, Viktor is saying how great he feels after watching a performance like that. He’s happy and proud. Hearing Viktor close to tears, and so raw, it made for a touching little moment amongst the bigger ones. 

just-another-exhausted-fangirl replied to your post “remember when i actually imagined what itd be like if they explicitly…”

Could you name some? As a cis person it’s very hard to see it from a trans perspective so I’m very curious! ��

aight heres some off the top of my head but theres more in my trans sherlock tag

-judging by the pirouette he does in tsot, it is very likely that he has studied ballet at some point in time, most people who do do so in childhood and most children in ballet classes are girls (balance of probability)

-magnussen, a man who loves to blackmail, intimidate, harass, and expose the secrets of vulnerable people for personal gain, in a deleted scene from HLV held sherlocks hand in his and described them, ending by questioning if they were a woman’s hands, at which point sherlock mustered all his energy just to disgustedly pull his hand away

-”sherlock is actually a girls name”, yes it was a joke sherlock said while high but its an interesting possible truth nonetheless

-in HLV mycroft says (and im quoting from memory only here, also the added emphasis is by me) to sherlock of his drug habit “How like Uncle Rudy, though in many ways cross-dressing would have been the wiser choice”

-in teh sherlock has been away for 2 years and in that time his hair grew very long but his facial hair barely seemed to grow at all ??? though we know it can due to The Lying Detective setlock pics (suggesting a lack of T while undercover and away from home)

-his lack of sexual experience could be contributed to by body and more specifically genital dysphoria, in addition to being trans making it even scarier to get close to people

-despite mycroft being frankly quite belittling and mean to him, he looks up to him at almost every turn and clearly models a lot of himself on mycroft, which to me seems like someone looking for male role models to replicate, which just personally to me is a LOT of what gender presentation involves

-sherlock saying in TSOT “beauty is a construct”; gender is also a social construct, something which many trans people know very well and something being a “construct” being….quite the thing to just blurt out

-#drugs mention for this bullet point: Sherlock seems to take intra-venous drugs, and testosterone taken by trans men is typically injected with needles! it seems to me like that would have been a perfect cover for his drug habit, in addition to the possibility that getting gender-affirming surgery would have given him more reasons to be on and methods to obtain other drugs

Cadet Holmes: A Detective Undercover

Oh. My. God. What have I done? This was meant to be a quick little ficlet about Sherlock swooning over Captain Watson. It’s turned into a monster, over 6,000 words long. I blame @inevitably-johnlocked and the watchalong crew. An innocent screening of Mulan has turned into this smut fest.

I hope you all enjoy it, I tried to make it funny as well as sexy.

Warnings: military kink, public sex, swearing, a tiny bit of homophobia, Sherlock has a dirty mind, there is a scene that doesn’t have explicitly obvious consent but they both want it, there is a crime scene in this but I tried not to describe the body much, explicit sex happens and as it’s a smut fic they don’t use protection.

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A World Full of Colour (Jughead Jones x Reader One shot)

Request:Jughead x deaf or blind reader?

Word Count: 763

Warnings: None

A/N: Okay, so this one is really short but I thought that because my last few imagines have been so long, a quick but hopefully cute one was needed.

Your world was black. Your world was bleak. Your world was colourless. Then in stormed Jughead Jones. He filled your world with colour and light and laughter. Taking you in trips to fields covered with wild flowers, he took you to the Twilight and watched his favourite movie together, him describing each scene perfectly for you, he took you to Pop’s and introduced you to his friends who accepted you and loved you for you. He did this and you had no idea what he looked like. You were blind but Jughead were your eyes. 


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This is one of the most heart-wrenching scenes from the OVA, and one whose significance I cannot stress enough. No matter Ryuko’s claims that she’s fine without Senketsu, or that she’ll be okay and you shouldn’t worry about her, here we see that she’s struggling with letting him go. Sure, she just screamed a big, rousing speech about moving on, but things are easier said than done. At the end of it all, she can’t help but clutch her heart, where Senketsu’s eye used to be. She smiles, but it’s clear that this isn’t something that’s easy for her.

And why would it be? Senketsu was Ryuko’s kindred spirit, someone just like her who understood her completely. He was someone she wanted to spend the rest of her life with (“I’m never taking Senketsu off ever again!”), and someone she loved more than words could describe. She would put her life on the line to protect him, and did—over and over again. But right when they’d saved the world together and they should have finally been able to enjoy a peaceful life, she has to watch him die… and she’s powerless to stop it.

Here, Ryuko is finally showing some vulnerability. Senketsu’s loss severely affects her, and notably, this is the first time we see her really reveal this in anyone’s company. She’s hurting! Regardless of what she says, of what she knows, she’s still just lost someone incredibly dear to her, and it still pains her.

And Mako sees that. Mako sees that, and reassures her that Senketsu will always be with her—that to move on, it doesn’t mean you have to let go of everything you shared. Ryuko then comes to a realization: there’s nothing shameful about treasuring the memories she had with Senketsu. It doesn’t make her “stuck in the past” to cherish those times. It doesn’t make her weak.

So in the very final moments of Kill la Kill, Ryuko looks up towards where Senketsu is… and he looks back. She stops running and pushing away her feelings. She acknowledges her pain, but understands that they’ll always have their important, significant bond, even after death—and it’s that which the show wants you to remember and take away from it, at the end of everything.

When I look at this scene, that’s what I see. But I feel so alone in this viewpoint.

 — On Mourning a Loved One’s Death

Oh my god? Logan? Words cannot describe? I mean I’ll try but-

Dafne Keen deserves like 11 oscars to herself, one for each year we have obviously been graced with her presence on earth

When I went to the cinema in 2000 to see X-Men I didn’t think this is where we’d end up. I’ve been reading the comics since then… shook doesn’t even begin to describe it. Got into my car gasping thru tears, last time a trip to the pictures overwhelmed me this much was Fury Road


that action… I could watch those action scenes until my eyes bleed as much as all those goons. This movie is incredibly violent and incredibly moving and incredibly acted and incredibly bleak and it’s fucking incredible ok Dafne Keen is my heroine. What I would have GIVEN as a kid to see a little girl like that in a movie. Not that I would have been allowed to see it, because jesus

Is It Weird

Author: @a-simple-rainbow

Rating: G - M (6 parts)

Status: Completed in December 2016

Word Count: 153,897

Summary: Blaine sends his Topics in Contemporary Music mid-term essay to the wrong e-mail address, writing an extra m where it was supposed to read Humel. Kurt, spending a semester abroad in Paris, is having a challenging night of essay writing and procrastination, and goes a little bit beyond letting Blaine know he got the wrong person, sparking what will soon be described as a “weird pen-palish thing we got going on” that takes them both by surprise and leaves them hopeful and giddy.Warning: Small mentions of Finn and his death.

Tropes/Genre:  Alternate Universe, Future Fic, fluff, humor, romance, alternate meeting

Lynne’s review: This was so damn cute - so endearing, I think I hurt my face smiling throughout.  Just wait til the final scene in part one - major flailing.  Then move on the the next part and the next…you’ll love it!

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Beauty And The Beast quick review

Beauty And The Beast. I think everyone knows, how the story goes, but this was something. I can describe this movie with just one word: MAGICAL. This movie is pure disney magic. I had really high expectations coming to this movie, because Beauty And The Beast is my favorite Disney tale. And I’m so pleased with this movie. Don’t get me wrongl, there were still a few little mistakes, but if you don’t focus on them too much, you’ll definitely enjoy the movie, I did. I completely loved it.

Warning: Slight Spoilers

Let’s start with the cons, and those were mainy the “controversies” surrounding the movie. The LGBT LeFou, the dress and the reviews saying it’s too similar to the original. Let’s start with the LGBT Lefou. Gay LeFou is barely in the movie, he doesn’t even have that “great” scene that they were so promoting, there is actually nothing like that. It was a bit disappointing, because it just showed that they used it mainly for promotion. And his plot wasn’t that interesting. Then there’s the dress. I’m not a fan, but I do have to say, the way they introduce the dress is effin brilliant. Even though it’s a piece of trash compared to the original, the dance scene looked so gorgeous. And the reviews…I mean, it is a remake, what were you expecting? It’s the same story as the original, but it’s so much more mature. And they even answered some of the questions from the original, for example why don’t people remember that their prince is gone. And another small complaint is Gaston. He’s not the charming, self absorbed narcissist many people adore, he’s actually far more evil than the original. He’s like truly a villain. Some people don’t like this change, I’m actually quite a fan of the new portrayal.

Now to the pros, starting with the performances. Emma Watson as Belle delivers a jaw dropping performance, she truly is Belle. Everything about her character is just amazing, I didn’t know it was possible, but they improved Belles character so much. Next Dan Stevens as the Beast. Even though the CGI looked sometimes not real, he delivered a very good performance.  The chemistry between Belle and the Beast was so much more improved from the original, with them having little fun and cute moments. Everyone else did also very good job, but the performance I have to higlight is Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belles Father. He was spectacular. They gave him a backstory and made his character much remarkable. His relationship with Belle is just beautiful. Next on to the songs. OMG, they were incredible. The reworked old classics plus the new songs, it truly felt like a musical, and I would’t be surprised if Disney would be interested in making one. My favorite was for sure the Belle scene. Everything was just perfect. Also the sets were completely enchanting. The castle, the village, even the forest, all looked so magical. And as I previously said, they made the movie much more mature, mainly in the main romance. And boy, they did a great job. The entire movie feels like a more sophisticated version of the original and I highly recommend you checking it out.

Grade: A

Originally posted by partofyourtaleasoldastime

I also apologize for any grammatical mistakes :)

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