they are the best part of the show

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“The best moment of my life truly (being a part of The Walking Dead). It has been such a joy to work on this show. Not only do I love it, but I respect it as an artistic endeavor. It’s shot beautifully, directed beautifully, and acted beautifully. Everyone who shows up on set loves what they do. You don’t always get the opportunity to work with a crew like that. It’s not always like that. There isn’t always joy there. But everyone loves showing up and doing their job. I wouldn’t even call it a job. It’s like going to summer camp.“

The Other Prince + A CS Modern Royal AU [Chapter 3]

Modern Royalty AU: HRH Prince Killian has grown up in the shadow of the crown while enduring tragedy and the burdens of being the spare to the heir. With a desire to escape his past, he agrees to play host to the visiting general’s daughter in exchange for an eventual life outside royal bounds. Moving on is never that easy though and he quickly learns that being the ‘other’ prince is even more difficult when you find yourself falling for the girl everyone wants your brother to marry.

Catch Up On Previous Chapters: One, Two
Also on FF.net and AO3.

Word Count: 5,064


Alright, here’s the next Killian chapter! Lots of backstory and setting the stage for what’s coming - I know a lot of you are anxious for Killian and Emma to meet and I promise, it’s coming! Stick with me :]


The route to the palace was a familiar one and Killian wagered little had changed since the first time a driver escorted him from Kensington to the heart of Westminster. The streets of metropolitan London were busily lined with citizens taking full advantage of the near noon bustle, scurrying along to various shops and pausing for late breakfasts at any one of the various cafes found in the downtown district. Their lives seemed casual and enviously simple, a fact that Killian tried not to harbor on as he stared out the window of the unmarked black car Liam had sent for him. It was highly likely that his dutiful brother was already well immersed in whatever task list a future king gets handed when he shows up at Her Majesty’s headquarters very bright and far too early.

Such a stubborn arse, Killian thought as he ran a hand over his unamused eyes. It was probably for the best that the Queen was part way around the globe for now. The absence of their lovable yet all too proper Gran and the steaming cup of coffee Marco had brought along were the only two things lending him luck at the moment.

“Around to the back gate, your highness?”

“Aye,” Killian nodded, glancing up toward the rear view mirror with an arched brow. “But are we ever going to agree on you calling me 'Killian’? I’d thought we were well beyond formalities by now, mate.”

He caught the humored smile of the man in the driver’s seat via the reflective overhead glass, accompanied with familiar eyes set in typical analysis and a beard almost all white as a reminder of just how long the loyal confidante had been chauffeuring the royal family around. Marco was a former carpenter and had come from Italy right around the time of the last elaborate royal wedding, beginning his work initially in one of the palace’s many gardens on instructed maintenance and upkeep. It hadn’t taken long for the flower loving and recently wed princess to prod him into an unlikely friendship, one that was built around what blossomed on royal grounds but eventually extended into a bond akin to family.

Killian had heard many tales of those simpler times from Marco on their countless drives together, his favorite including a time when building a royal crib suddenly became a request for the man who was more accustomed to being asked to pull weeds. He had told Killian so much about his mother over the years - how she lovingly bossed him around when it was time to select what to plant for spring, how she’d all but demanded that he attend every holiday banquet as an esteemed guest of their family, and how he’d helped her learn bits of conversational Italian while escorting her between the regal grounds and whatever location she was destined for. It was this kindly man who’d migrated to London only a few decades earlier who had been instrumental in their lives for a number of critical years, certainly long enough to see the high points and the extremely low ones. He’d claimed teasingly several times that there were very few rides more unpleasant than the time he drove the royal couple and their second newborn baby boy - one with 'strong lungs and even stronger opinions on London traffic’ - home from St. Mary’s on a very snowy January morning.

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So there it is! Special thanks to @minchen0897 and @ceara-banana - You know what you did <333

Dead Robins Society - Runaway Part II

Summary: Finding Jason is harder than expected, but there is one person that should know where he is…

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Jason was hard to find if he did not want to be found. He had been trained by the best as well as the worst and Damian was still only twelve. It was an excuse, sure, but right now, he was okay with that. Jason would have been proud.

Sighing, Damian curled himself up on the backseat of Steph’s car. It was a hunch they were following. Nothing more than a hunch, but at least they were moving. If Jason had been with them, he would have fiddled with the radio, singing along whenever he knew the lyrics, but he wasn’t here.

For some kind of idiotic reason, the dummy had decided he wasn’t worth Damian’s time. Wasn’t worth being around him and being a bad influence on him. Which was the most moronic conclusion Damian had ever heard and he hated even thinking about it.

He didn’t understand it, either. Didn’t understand what he was doing here in the car with Steph either. In what little time Jason and he had spent together, Damian had been given so much… he was in no place to ask Jason to give him even more, no matter how much Damian wanted his brother to come back.

Just before he could fall asleep, Steph put a cassette in the old radio, filling the car with what she called ‘music’. Damian called it ‘crap’ and shot up in his seat. “Will you turn that down!”

“Just put your earphones in.” Looking at him through the mirror, Steph grinned and turned the music louder. It was a punk band with a female lead that had no idea what it meant to hit a single note.

“I’d still hear it,” he complained.

“Yeah, well, sucks to be you. I’m driving and I need to stay awake.”

“Oh for– just let me drive.”

Steph considered it. He knew she considered it by the glance she gave him. Her reply still came out dry and negative.

“Let’s talk again once there’s hair growing on your face.”

“If facial hair were a prerogative to drive,” Damian started, pulling out his iPod. “Neither you nor Drake would ever be allowed. Just pull over next time you get the chance. I need to pee.”

“Again?” Steph whirled around.

“Keep your eyes on the road!”

“Shit!” Cursing, she brought the car under her control again, flipping the honking man behind them the bird. “Still need to pee?”

“Not anymore,” Damian grumbled.

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ROCKRUFF, GETTO DAZE

Great episode this week, one of the stronger capture episodes we’ve had in a long while for Ash. This episode excellently conveyed the growing bond between Ash and Rockruff, mostly in part due to good pacing and striking a wonderful balance for Ash’s character that portray him as a goofball but also a serious trainer that is able to bring out the best in his Pokemon.

First off, I like the idea of this Pokemon Fight Club, because it showed that Pokemon don’t need humans to have a love for battle and healthy competition, it’s not shown as some sinister seedy underground violent fighting ring, and for an anime like Pokemon some shades of gray and depth like that is very welcome

But going back to the training, god man I love training episodes lol, some may find it boring but I always eat this shit up. I loved seeing Ash find creative ways to train Rockruff and play to its strengths,the SM anime thankfully reaffirms my beliefs in that it does a good job balancing Ash’s goofier characteristics with his competent trainer side. Rica got some good lines in the episode, and give Ash a more “funnier” voice on some of them that felt pretty natural overall.

I also like how Rockruffs love of fighting wasn’t portrayed as “unhealthy” or something that “corrupted” Rockruff’s otherwise friendly demeanor. It was seen as something perfectly normal and Ash and Kukui were all for helping him get stronger so he can stand a chance in the Fight Club. By the end of the episode I can say Ash and Rockruff make a good team, I’m sure Kukui will miss him but he can rest easy knowing he’s in good hands.

Les mis 1992 cartoon (part 1)

I’m going to make a full post about it later, but for now, please just admire the characters. Only the important ones that I can name (except Lamarque, but I’m sure you can live without him). I didn’t look for the best screens, nor the worst, but honestly those here are pretty accurate of what you see in the show.


First of all the Thénardier family. The one with darker hir is Azelma. Bonus: the Waterloo pinting, which is the most beautiful thing of the whole show!


The Fauchelevents (and yes, I included Gavroche, because he’s really just part of this family). Young Cosette, older Cosette, Valjean, real Fauchelevent, Gavroche (who doesn’t change between then and now, because he’s already old-ish from the beginning), and Mme Symphorien. The, uh… well, Mr. Madelaine’s servant since forever.


The ABC and the Patron Minette. Now, these are only those I can name, more Amis are shown. So here we have: Marius, Jehan (most probably), Courf, Gueulemer, Claquesous, and Enjolras. Yes, the last one is Enjolras.


Other characters: Gillenormand (on the chair), under him is Magloire, next to her is Cosette’s teacher after she leaves the Thénardier (Mlle Armande, if I remember well) (a slight teacher/Valjean is suggested but never happens), right bottom corner is Myriel, and the last two in right top corner are… Mlle Ernestine and her niece, Gontrande (25 years). They’re pretty usless, they have a fight with Valjean about the doll and lowkey try to marry Gillenormand, but nothing important.


Bonus: Amiral, Javert, Catherine.

missmehphistos  asked:

Headcannons for Jotaro, Kakyoin, Josuke and Rohan; their S/O has a Stand with the Ability to fuse with other Stands, giving the fusion new powers, abilities and being able to feel each other's emotions and thoughts. How would they feel...(1/?)

Okay I’m just gonna admit now that I completely ruined Rohan’s part of this request because I had no idea how to finish it so I’m really sorry if you don’t like it I tried my best ^^’

This is incredibly late but I still hope that you enjoy this regardless~! @missmehphistos

- Ghost

Jotaro

·         The first time Jotaro encountered his S/O’s stand ability happened by pure ‘accident’ (according to S/O); he had been stuck studying for a long while and his partner, their stand and even Star had all taken turns trying to get him to take a break, however Jotaro was persistent and refused to let any tiredness visibly show

·         It had been while S/O was bargaining that if he took a break they’d let him pick their next date and he was contemplating their offer that it had happened – the sudden rush of thoughts and feelings that certainly weren’t his own took him completely off guard, and upon hearing his partner gasp he realized what had happened and froze up

·         He honestly would’ve snapped at them for using their stand’s ability so suddenly, however the feelings that his S/O has towards him took anything he was about to think of saying right out of his mind and he can’t even think of a more appropriate response other than “…Yare yare daze- don’t do that so suddenly” although given the fact that S/O can now feel everything he feels  the red tinge that comes to his face at the blush and cheek splitting grin that washes over them is undeniable

·         Jotaro would come to appreciate S/O’s ability the more often they use it because his methods of expressing his affection are essentially non-existent, meaning that he doesn’t need to worry about verbally expressing anything to them as they would already be able to hear an feel what he has to say; furthermore having Star and S/O’s stand fused together is definitely easier than having them separated thanks to the enhancement the fusion has made to the combined stand

·         Of course as time goes on the two of them would get to a point where they don’t even have to think twice about fusing and un-fusing, and while Jotaro would find it difficult to get used to his partner being able to hear all of his thoughts and feelings it’s not something he entirely dislikes; however when the time came where the two of them had to disable S/O’s ability (thus un-fusing them) it’s impossible for them to hide the notable nervousness and worry they feel thanks to their ability and Jotaro isn’t going to waste a moment calling them out on it

·         He’ll place a hand on their shoulder, look them directly in the eyes and state without a hint of doubt “Don’t worry, we’re fine” obviously not the best thing to say but he doesn’t need to say anything more than that to comfort S/O enough to release their stand’s influence; from that point on they won’t use their ability very often and instead reserve it for either incredibly difficult stand battles or whenever his S/O needs the comfort and reassurance that they get from being fused

Kakyoin

·         The first time that Hierophant Green and S/O’s stand first fused is almost bittersweet in a way – the two of them had spent a long time discussing their stands and getting used to each of their abilities and powers when he had first suggested that they fuse their stands in order to see what new potential abilities could be unlocked through the use of S/O’s stand, not knowing everything which would happen as a result of it

·         When his and S/O’s stands finally fuse together it’s impossible to mask his fascination at the process, finding the new form that the two stands have merged to create a wonder in itself as he admires them; however the initial awe doesn’t last long before he’s suddenly taken aback by an onslaught of thought and emotions and it only takes moment for him to realise they are his S/O’s

·         In return they’re going to hear ever thought and feel every emotion that he’s experienced – the joy of being with them, the relief of returning safely from Egypt with the other SDC members, the amusement of his many moments with his friends…but then comes the negative emotions – the loneliness of his childhood, the pain of being under Dio’s control. The fear of going through it all again, it’s enough to break anyone’s heart and it’s going to take a lot of convincing on his part to assure S/O that many of those emotions are far behind him now that he had them in his life

·         To Kakyoin having the two of them connected like this is comforting, they always were able to pick up on the others thoughts and feelings naturally before they used their stand so this hardly changed anything other than the fact that the sense of the others feelings were far more profound and difficult to hide from the other (he certainly didn’t mind this but it made surprising his S/O a near impossible task when the two of them would fuse)

·         They wouldn’t think for a moment to unfuse, there was no downside to being like this for long periods of time and only made the two of them a near unstoppable force in all aspects of their lives; however when there came a point where they absolutely had to it isn’t hard for Kak to pick up on the panic that is beginning to well up inside his partner – the prospect of being separated making them anxious and nervous about it

·         He too felt reluctant to relinquish S/O’s stand ability and they would be able to feel this too, however he’d be gentle in his approach, gaining their attention by gently cupping their cheeks in his hands, resting his forehead against theirs and gently reassuring them that they don’t need to be fused to know just how much they love and care for one another, pressing a chaste kiss to their lips as S/O’s stand unfused from Hierophant Green and enveloping them in his embrace

Josuke

·         The fusion had happened purely because Josuke’s stand had been curious – whenever Crazy Diamond and S/O’s stand were in close proximity to once another it was like giving a child something they’ve never seen before, he would circle around the stand, eyes wide with curiosity as he examined them and this was something that Josuke and S/O had gotten used to (that didn’t stop him from telling off Crazy Diamond whenever he got too curious and ended up poking and prodding at his partner’s stand

·         Today was no different although Josuke and S/O had assumed that it was a good idea to leave the two stands on their own under the assumption that they could be trusted not to get into any trouble; sadly they had underestimated just what kind of trouble they could get up to unattended as they soon found out

·         At first the two of them didn’t feel a thing, but then came a sudden wave of disorientation that threw them both back in shock at the feeling and leaving the two of them simply staring at one another, slowly processing what exactly was going on; S/O is the first to click and they’re up and racing to find Crazy Diamond and their stand, Josuke running not too far behind until they both spot their newly fused stands

·         Josuke would be staring in absolute awe at what their ability had done, taking in all of their new features and excitedly asking about how they were able to do that; hearing his S/O’s thoughts is definitely going to be an interesting experience because the first few times he hears them it takes a few moments for him to realise that they’re S/O’s thoughts and not his own – but he absolutely loves being able to feel all of his partner’s emotions (especially their love it never fails to made him giddy and blushy)

·         When S/O mentions that they can unfuse anytime that he wants he’ll assure them that he loves staying like this and that so long as they want to stay fused that he’d gladly stay like that for as long as they want; in fact it’d probably take something serious for the two of them to actually unfuse (such as either of them being in danger or the threat of S/O coming to harm while they’re fused)

·         Josuke can see the apprehension on their face before he can even feel it and wouldn’t hesitate to calm their worries “Hey, just because we won’t be fused doesn’t mean I won’t be here! – I’m not going anywhere, so don’t worry okay?” and that alone will be a great enough assurance to calm themselves down enough to pull away their stand

Rohan

·         Given his obsession with his work it’s no surprise that he spends hours at a time stuck in his study getting work done, which is why the first time that S/O uses their stand’s ability on Heavens Door was to pull him away from his work (and give him quite the shock in the process thanks to the fact that his S/O hadn’t disclosed to him exactly what their stand was capable of)

·         It had taken a little effort but once the two stands had been fused they could practically hear his pen screech to a halt from the other room, followed shortly after by footsteps that ended once he had opened the door; he knew immediately that it was his partner’s doing, however the moment he opened his mouth to speak the only thing he can get out is “You-” before the link between their emotions and thoughts is made and it’s impossible to hide the embarrassment that he’s feeling at the sudden wave of love, affection and amusement that his partner feels towards him

·         Rohan Kishibe isn’t one to be speechless(at least that’s what he says), in fact he’ll still try and deny that he’s speechless  when S/O brings this up but his thoughts will quickly betray him thanks to their stand; they can be sure that he’ll demand that they unfuse and scold them for doing it so suddenly, although the smirk that washes over S/O’s face just screams that they won’t be letting him forget about it anytime soon

·         It will take many, many attempts and fusions before he starts to actually grow accustomed to being connected to his partner even if he’s always snarky and borderline rude with some of his comments so it’s a good thing that they can read what he’s really thinking; however S/O’s stand ability is going to be inspirations for his future manga, using some of their thoughts, feelings and even their ability in general to be incorporated in his manga in some way

·         Eventually their stands are going to have to unfuse at some point (be it a matter of convenience or otherwise) and Rohan is going to be pretty blunt about this fact, however it’ll be alarming when his partner suddenly begins to worry and panic, even if he wasn’t able to hear their thoughts their expression alone is a dead giveaway that they’re unsure about letting go of their stand’s ability on Heavens Door

·         “Oi-“ hearing his voice S/O will snap their attention back to him, watching his expression shift to a softer one than his usually sharp demeanor as he comforts them (although considering that this is Rohan we’re talking about his comforting will be something along the lines of “There’s no point worrying like that you know” but it’ll have the desired affect none the less and will calm them down with his unusual reassurance)

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Broken.
Definitely broken.
Smashed glass, boarded up windows that didn’t stand a chance against the cruel winter breeze. Cracked flagstones that mellowed into crushed pebbles, rickety wooden doors hanging on by one final nail. Surrounded by woodland and nature; bare trees creating a border against the sunken pond past the back row of four empty stables. Few ponies remained here now, just the few that dear Mrs Appleby couldn’t part with. Cupid, back in his glory days was a formidable dressage mount, Gunsmoke one of the best show-jumpers in the Devon county
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WRITERS AUDITION [02/23 2017  ~  03/09  2017]

It’s time for the first audition!

All the comedians, fictionwriters and co. Come by and show me your best script!
You now have the chance to become one of the YGO VRAINS Abridged writers.
You want the people to laugh about your jokes? Or you wanna give Yusaku and co. a story they never forget?
Then be a part of it! Show us!


NOTE: There is the possibility for you to have more roles then just only writer, so if you are not able to decide…just apply for everything!

Now, to become one of the writers you have to pass a task.


Task:

Write a script (min. 1 page, max. 2 pages) including Yuugi, Juudai (Jaden), Yuusei, Yuuma and Yuuya making a  celebration for Yusaku and his debut as YGO protagonist.

Please don’t understand this as writing a fanfiction / One-Shot. Writing a script only includes the scenarios, that means the characters and what they actually talk and do.

An example:


Yuugi: “I can’t find my Exodia cards!”
Yuusei: *coughs* “You don’t say…”
Juudai: *applauses* “Whoot whoot!”


[…]

There are two areas that are particularly noticeable and important!

1. Creativity
2. Humor

Espacially humor, since the abridge is a parody and needs a lot of jokes and fun!
If you pass the task you will become one of the Abridged Writers, being one of the masterminds of Abridgedjokes and -stories!
You now have the time to write a script, deadline is 03/09 2017 23:59 (Central Time USA, Canada)
Send your script to following email address:

ygovrainsabridged@gmail.com

Also don’t forget to write your name and age onto it (You can use your username as well. Don’t have to tell your real name)

Looking forward for your scripts!
Greetings,

Mod “Yusaku”

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#DisabledAndCute is the best thing on Twitter this week (and there’s been a LOT of stiff competition)

We’ve seen firsthand just how powerful, courageous, and badass disabled people can be. And it looks like the rest of the internet is finally catching up. An array of Twitter users of different ages, races, and genders are showing up to strut their stuff, share their stories, and prove that their disabilities are just part of what makes them cute and fierce as heck.

  • Me, 7 weeks ago: Ah, I really hope the fanservice isn't too invasive and fetish-y. I mean they look good together but it's sort of tiring to see queerbait and absolutely no pay-off...
  • Me, now: Ah, I really hope Victor and Yuuri choose a nice location for their wedding and honeymoon, I mean there are so many beautiful places in the world to choose from...

the best part about friends is that it had the most iconic twist in romance ever like in the beginning seasons they really played us with the ross/rachel dynamic and how they were the absolute “it” couple of the show and that everyone will want to root for them to get together and then all the sudden???? chandler and monica literally come out of nowhere in a span of three episodes?? but the best part is,,,,,,,they actually have a great dynamic?? like they had a great dynamic as friends but as a couple,,,,,they brought out the absolute best in each other??? And they grew slowly and worked through both of their insecurities and became an even stronger couple?? and then the writers tried to bring back rachel/ross again and it just,,,,,,didn’t compare because chandler and monica had surpassed their trash dynamic by 1000x at that point. anyway, god bless chandler and monica

My favorite part of this scene is that Maggie literally cannot contain her admiration over Alex, even when she is upset. If you look really close, the only time Maggie is showing her full genuine smile is when Alex is looking down. As soon as Alex looks back up, Maggie tries to hide it. She attempts to hide her smile because she wants Alex to understand the seriousness of their conversation. There are other instances where Maggie shows microexpressions of happiness/joy/understanding/love in this scene as well. 

A microexpression is a brief, involuntary facial expression shown on the face of humans according to emotions experienced. They usually occur in high-stakes situations, where people have something to lose or gain. Microexpressions occur when a person is consciously trying to conceal all signs of how they are feeling, or when a person does not consciously know how they are feeling. Unlike regular facial expressions, it is difficult/impossible to hide microexpression reactions. Microexpressions cannot be controlled as they happen in a fraction of a second, but it’s possible to capture someone’s expressions with a high speed camera and replay them at much slower speeds. Microexpressions express the seven universal emotions: disgust, anger, fear, sadness, happiness, contempt, and surprise.

Two other microexpression bonuses: 

After Alex says, “I have always felt so responsible, like the weight of the world responsible”
Maggie’s reaction: Lips quickly pressed together in understanding (this one is a little harder to see).

After Alex says, “I just want to be happy… with you” 
Maggie’s reaction: Lips form a quick smile expressing joy

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∟ “I could simply change you, make you follow me. But that’s not my way. I want you to see exactly what the gods have in store for you. Because when you do, you won’t have the faintest idea what to do with yourself. And I do.

I just realized something.

In all the analyzing and freaking out that’s ensued after ep11, there’s one line that’s been bothering me since I watched it, and I haven’t really seen it acknowledged in theories.

“What should I give Yuri now?”

This is where Viktor’s perspective ends.  For the rest of the episode, we see Yuri making assumptions about what’s going on in his head when he’s watching Yurio, Otabek, and Chris.  Yuri assumes he’s looking at all these stellar performances and wishing he could be a part of it again.  He assumes Viktor is now dissatisfied with his role as coach.  That’s what Yuri sees, so that’s what the show tells us.  That’s what the show wants us to believe.

but that’s not the case at all dude

Viktor is already the best of the best in the ice skating world.  He’s climbed that peak, he’s bored of it, the build of his character throughout the show has confirmed this.  He was lost before he met Yuri. 

So now he’s started conquering a new mountain.  Coaching.  It’s harder than he thought it would be.  He’s not the best out there.  He has a long way to go and a lot to learn, but that’s exactly what he’s been craving all this time.  A new challenge.  And yes, he’s a fiercely competitive guy.  He likes being on top.  He’s already a legendary figure skater, so now he wants to be a legendary coach, too.

“Now I can feel new emotions in me flowing through Yuri.”

He’s just as ambitious as he was on the ice, but it’s evolved.  He wants to be the one to make Yuri succeed.  He wants to channel all his drive and fire through his student cuz that’s what coaches do.

“What should I give Yuri now?”

For the rest of the short programs, Viktor is hard at work analyzing the fuck out of the other routines.  Yurio makes changes to his program that break Viktor’s record; Viktor wants to take that and apply it to new programs for Yuri.  He ain’t jealous–he’s probably proud as hell!!  Same with Chris and Otabek.  These people are all Yuri’s competition now, and he’s so focused because he’s trying to learn from them, and figure what tools to give Yuri to help get him to the top.

Viktor has done all there is to do as a figure skater.  Of course he still loves it, of course it’s still his passion, but that passion is now flowing through Yuri, and that’s how Viktor wants it.  He wants to stay Yuri’s coach until they’re the most ferocious team out there.  He wants to reach the top again, and he wants to be the one to see Yuri with a gold medal and say “yeah, I’m his coach.”

[He was] a person who struggled with balancing the competing forces of the Light and the Dark, and whose quest for perfection showed him that he was, above all, a complex of contradictions, and that in the end, such perfection did not exist.

He lay before her, an imperfect man.  And that was what made him so perfectly–and beautifully–human.

-All That’s Best of Dark and Bright (Eallach Monstrosus)  


Reylo fanart for the transformation scene by the always incredible @panda-cappuccino .  The story is a Monster!Kylo / Beauty and the Beast pastiche based on the amazing prompts of @cobwebbing .  It’s part of the Ring in the New Year with Reylo collection on AO3.  (And yes, we were inspired by our mutual love for Sophie and Howl, and Beauty and the Beast).