they both have the alliteration in their name

anonymous asked:

If Rhae/Daella had a bastard with Dunk and was quickly married off to the Lord of Tarth, do you think Maekar would have known the identity of the father? Fathering a bastard with the daughter of the king seems like it merits death or the Wall at the very least, even for someone like Dunk who was presumably in the good graces of House Targaryen. So it seems like Rhae/Daella might have not told anyone, which is why even though his shield is in Evenfall Hall no one knows about Dunk's connection.

It’s possible Maekar would not have known if Dunk had an affair with Daella (I think Daella for this both because of the nice alliteration and because of Daella’s previous maybe-betrothal to Aegon V). If Daella came to her royal father and confessed that she was pregnant, without naming the father, then Maekar might have, as Cersei suspects Ser Symon Santagar did, found a suitably noble (but otherwise unappealing) lord to take a Targaryen princess-bride quickly - one who would not notice if his wife gave birth to “his” child somewhat sooner than nine months after the wedding - to avoid the scandal of a princess birthing a bastard.

That being said, there still needs to be some reason why Dunk’s shield ends up at Evenfall Hall. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me if Dunk’s shield is there without Dunk there in some capacity; it just seems random and poised to raise a lot of questions from Lord Tarth and succeeding Tarths. This is why I lean toward Maekar sending Dunk with Daella as her sworn shield when she marries Lord Tarth, with Dunk’s child by her being conceived either before or after the wedding.

Still playing with that crossover

“Okay, you grab a table, I’m just gonna…” Kara vaguely motioned in the direction she rushed, heading quickly toward where the restrooms were located.

Cat huffed and glanced around. Much to her annoyance, everyone was trying very hard not to stare, which, of course, meant all eyes were on her. “No one will know who I am, huh,” she muttered to herself while she waited for a young brunette who was clearly the only server in the establishment to seat her.

“Hi,” the server greeted with a tense smile. “Welcome to Granny’s. Would you like a table or a booth?”

“A booth.” Cat glanced around again and noted that all eyes were still on her. She internally groaned and checked for the least conspicuous place in the diner, which was a table in the back corner. Waving her hand dismissively, she stated firmly, “Never mind. We’re sitting there.” She pointed at the table as she made her way to it.

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Places in Norse Myth- [2//?] Fensalir

Fensalir is the hall of the goddess Frigg, chief among the Ásynjur. The name means “fen halls” or “swamp halls” in Old Norse. Fensalir is attested in the Poetic Edda, in Völuspá (quoted above) and the Prose Edda, in Gylfaginning, wherein Snorri describes the hall as “splendid.” Whether this was a true facet of Fensalir or whether Snorri knew nothing other than the name and needed an empty embellishment, we cannot know. Several 19th century scholars believe Fensalir’s etymology denotes not a swampy area but rather a wet, sea-side atmosphere, making Frigg a water goddess. Some others believe that Frigg and Sága are the same goddess, and their names and the names of their halls are simply interchangeable forms, for use of alliteration in lines of Eddic poetry.

coltsandquills  asked:

I hereby demand asshole!Cas humilating Sam in a faulty self checkout line as hes caught buying lube

umm, no self checkout, but you got the rest.

The Costco run had been Dean’s idea, which left Sam genuinely confused as to why he was standing in the mile-long line with a cart full of supplies. Adding to the confusion was why Cas volunteered to come with him. He regretted agreeing almost immediately, and after two hours of endless questions and “stop touching things” and “no I’m not buying you a gallon jug of maple syrup,” he was on his last thread of patience. When they finally made it to the checkout, Cas very carefully placed their purchases on the belt one at a time, loudly commenting on every item. Until he got to the lube.

He stopped, holding the little bottle in his hand, staring as if it might hold the answers to the universe.

“What is this?” he asked as he turned to Sam.

“It’s, um.” Sam cleared his throat.

“I mean, obviously it is a personal lubricant product, but why are we buying it?”


“I know it’s not Dean’s, as he prefers to purchase his online, in bulk. My grace negates the necessity of it for me. So it must be yours.”

“For the love of God…”

“I’m not sure what my Father has to do with it,” he mumbles, looking at the little bottle again, as if he missed something. He shook his head. “What could you possibly need personal lubricant for? Have you managed to find a willing partner? But why would you want her genitals to smell like cheap bourbon?”

Sam suddenly missed the ability to kill with his mind. He wondered how bad the nosebleed would be if he tried without the benefit of demon blood.

“Or have you finally discovered the pleasure of prostate stimulation? If that’s the case, I’m sure your brother could recommend several self-stimulating devices. Though he seemed hesitant when I inquired.”

“Please stop.”

“Why is it called Whiskey Dick? It’s my understanding that whiskey tends to render the penis flaccid.” He turned the bottle over once more. “‘Old Number 69.’ Like the sexual position. Clever.”

He handed it to the cashier, who was waiting patiently, her laughter barely contained behind a professional smile.

“Surely there are better names. The play on alliteration alone would be more interesting. Whiskey Willie. Whiskey Weenie. Whiskey Wang.”

“Scotch Crotch,” the cashier said, and immediately covered her mouth in horror.

Cas smiled and Sam glowered at both of them. He clenched his jaw and swiped his card, aggressively ignoring everyone and everything around him as he pushed the cart toward the exit.

“Perhaps he needs the lubricant more than I anticipated.”

The cashier snorted and handed him the receipt. “You have a nice day, mister.”

Cas grinned at her. “I already am.”

dating v.

t/n: just a list of things we see happening in a relationship with taehyung.

Originally posted by bwiseoks

  • this kid likes to take your phone a LOT
  • when you get it back and you go into your gallery all of a sudden you have like 50 new photos and all of them are taehyung’s face by the way
  • you’re both just kids so you do a lot of kiddy things together
  • once you watched a movie about two children falling in love in their own fort
  • after that the two of you spent like 7 full nights sleeping under a damn blanket in between chairs
  • you named the fort “Tae Terrace” because alliteration so why not
  • he looks so good doing anything and everything you feel inferior to him sometimes
  • but your confidence gets boosted because this kid has a smooth tongue and he’s complimenting you like there’s no other chance for him to praise you again
  • yall decided it’d be a good idea to raise a puppy together
  • but tae’s greedy so he decides to get a cat a rabbit a parrot and a turtle too
  • the next thing you know your dog is chasing your cat who is chasing your rabbit who is running after your parrot who is flapping about dropping its feathers everywhere and your turtle is just too scared to come out of its shell
  • that’s the last time the security guard allowed pets in the building
  • once he tricked you into agreeing to take the viking aka your biggest fear
  • he thought it was fun so even when yall got off the ride he kept yapping on about how fun the ride was
  • he didn’t live past that trust me
  • okay you don’t like admitting to this but you’re a selfish kid and you don’t like sharing
  • but taehyung thinks that the more the merrier
  • “tae let’s go on a date, just the two of us”
  • “but i’ve already asked jimin and jungkook along o_o”
  • maknae line being inseparable it drives you crazy
  • “i want some time alone with taehyung guys”
  • “to do what? naughty things?”
  • you almost strangled jungkook with a pillow after that but luckily jimin saved him and held you back
  • honestly you question what you love about this kid sometimes
  • he was cuddling up to you in the cutest way possible but suddenly his knee is jabbing your kidney and his arm was pressing down on your nose and you learnt your lesson
  • the next night you wore a fishbowl for protection
  • when yall fight you always give in because you’re way too softhearted for your own good
  • he doesn’t like to argue so you know how much it stresses him out when you guys actually argue
  • so you do everything within your power to keep your filthy mouth shut when you’re annoyed or pissed off
  • but sometimes you really can’t help it and you just burst
  • but seeing him get all worried when you do that and him just going into a frenzy eases the anger away like instantly
  • him bringing you on the weirdest dates possible honestly
  • whoever said that having a giraffe lick your face was a good idea???? or have a koala shit right when you carried it
  • but you still go to the zoo with him anyway because he’s such an animal lover you love seeing his lips form that adorable rectangular smile when he’s interacting with them
  • okay there was this once he thought it was a good idea to feed this dog that glares at the two of you whenever you walk past
  • but the dog wasn’t a friendly one it literally wanted to chew taehyung up he ran away so quick with that derp face of his
  • speaking of derp faces his expressions just makes you shake your head all the time
  • he’s pretty competitive tbh so he makes everything a competition
  • you wanted to be sweet and make him breakfast so you made bacon and eggs
  • the next morning he made you bacon and eggs with toast and frankfurters and hash browns lmao taehyung pls
  • (( turns out he made jin cook you that for breakfast ))
  • him taking photos of you doing stuff without you knowing
  • but you end up catching him anyway
  • then covering the camera and your face with your hands
  • but then he somehow ends up with 1933984834 pictures of your blurred hand and photos of you with your mouth wide open screaming at him
  • blackmAIL
  • you’re really good at video games but you have to tone it down whenever you play with taehyung because the first time you agreed to play with him he lost all 10 games and you didn’t get to sleep until 6 am when he finally won like one game because your eyes were half lidded
  • he’s literally a phone call away, no matter how busy he gets
  • dates with him happening at the most random times
  • he always comes over for a good cuddle when he’s really worn out and upset and you just let him do what he wants as long as it makes him feel better
  • 95z being the bros they are so jimin is like your other half too
  • sometimes tae gets jealous at your relationship with jimin when he’s the reason you got close to jimin in the first place
  • so he sulks and clings onto you
  • yall literally the biggest hoes for yoongi ever
  • 24/7 yall barging into his studio to disturb him with your horrible rap skills for cypher
  • sometimes yall hoes for jungkook too because he’s the only one the two of you can actually bully
  • “make me some juice maknae”
  • he curses at you but he does it anyway purely out of respect
  • then there’s namjoon who thinks tae is a monkey and you’re a monkey’s girlfriend
  • namjoon thinks he’s so funny he gave the two of you bananas for your anniversary
  • video calling every time he goes overseas on tour
  • “i love you a lot y/n”
  • “i love you too tae”
  • all over the face
  • its like a kiss shower up in here guys
  • lots of m18 content :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
  • but hes so shy and precious about it you just melt into him every single time

Hello, friends!

First of all I’d like to give my thanks for the hella amazing response on the last animation render; over 2,500 notes is nothing to sneeze about, no sir! Seeing so many people excited about KOH and the content I create for it, and curiosity about the possibility of a Kickstarter in the future, it all leaves me a little breathless, to be honest.

So here’s another animation render for your enjoyment, you awesome people!

This one features a walk cycle and sniffing idle that play when this enemy unit is patrolling along a defined path, on the lookout for a certain crafty young dragon.

And as a second note, the poll a few weeks ago concerning what to name the members of the game’s scrappy canine horde was also a good success.

Out of 64 total votes, 39% are fine with their current naming as Kobolds, while 61% prefer naming them Gnolls. And in light of these results, I’m inclined to agree with the latter, but that’s not the only reason why..

I’m a sucker for alliteration, this is true, but when it boils down to both the main character and the primary group of foes sharing the same starting syllable to their names.. something has to give for the sake of clarity. And in this case, it’ll be the renaming said foes to Gnolls.

That’s all, everyone~ Have a wonderful week! ♫

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All Those F-ing Elves: A Guide to the Names of the House of Finwë for First-Timers

Have all those F-ing Elf names got you in a bind? One of the greatest challenges to understanding The Silmarillion can be the huge cast of characters, many of whom have similar-sounding names! You’re not alone! Stanley Unwin, reading an early manuscript of The Silmarillion, called them “eye-splitting Celtic names” and said people wanted to read more about Hobbits! Turns out he was half-right, as Tolkien then went on to write The Lord of the Rings, but lucky for us he also never stopped working on The Silmarillion.

If you’re having trouble not calling Finrod a nimrod, and if FiNARFin makes you think of Pinky and the Brain (actually those are probably pretty good mnemonics) here’s a short guide to keeping their names straight: 

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anonymous asked:

You recently wrote about Robert as King, was he good, etc. One thing has always nagged me and maybe it's been covered by your writings or others, but my google-fu has failed me. "Is 'Robert's Rebellion' only named because of its romanticised view?" if anything, the Starks lost more in the precipitating months / weeks before the rebellion and Robert (as we know him) was a glorified sideshow who gained popular support (which we know happens to a social cause)

Thanks for the question, Anon.

Well, the obvious reason “Robert’s Rebellion” gets the name it does is because of the outcome - Robert became king, so the man who rises from lord to crowned head of state is probably going to have the rebellion in which he did that named after him. 

In the years running up to Robert’s Rebellion, we see this increasing tension between the lords of the realm and the crown. It’s reflected in the power struggle between the Hand, Tywin Lannister (who goes out of his way to return to lords some of the powers they lost under Aegon V), and King Aerys. It’s seen in the “southron ambitions” alliance of Stark-Tully-Baratheon-Arryn-kind-of-Lannister, to form a protective power bloc against an increasingly capricious and dangerous monarch. This question of division of power has always been in the background - it’s a feudal society, after all - but it comes to a head in the Rebellion.

Two events bring it to a head. First we see the Tourney of Harrenhal and Rhaegar’s giving Lyanna the tourney crown. Rhaegar has reason to know Lyanna is betrothed, but he could appear to the tourneygoers to be offering to make Lyanna his mistress. When the crown prince feels confident enough to make the maiden daughter/sister of one of his future bannermen his mistress (and abscond with her later), it’s a clear sign that the crown feels it can do what it likes with its vassals - and that’s a huge no in feudal society. Then we have the arrest and executions of Brandon and Rickard Stark in a gross mockery of justice. Aerys made clear that the crown defined justice as it liked, and that even a paramount lord was not guaranteed to have a fair trial for his crimes - another big no.

A king may be above the law, but there is one crime a king can commit - tyranny. When Aerys call. Robert is not a “glorified sideshow”; he’s intimately involved in the proceedings from day one. Sure, he’s the fiancé of Lyanna, but he’s also one of the two people Aerys calls to be beheaded in the wake of the Stark murders. He’s the leader of the Baratheon coalition, a key pillar in the “southron ambitions” bloc, and he takes charge of the military situation almost immediately; he, and not Ned, is first over the walls at Gulltown, the first battle of the war. Moreover, Robert has the Targaryen blood that could make him a viable alternative candidate to the throne (he has, in fact, the same relation to a king as Edward VI’s heir Lady Jane Grey did).

Robert’s Rebellion is not merely about a jealous fiancé (not outside the most simplified retellings). It’s a war in which lords say to the crown “Enough is enough”. Stark, Tully, Arryn, Lannister, and, yes, Baratheon are all done with the Targaryens’ arbitrary, capricious, and tyrannical rule. The Starks may have been the headline family at the Rebellion’s ignition, but they were merely examples of the tyranny for which the royal dynasty had become known. Robert - handsome, charismatic, victor of every battle he fights except Ashford, the beau-ideal of a warrior-king - becomes the focus of the opposition; he who had suffered the Targaryen tyranny was the most able claimant to overthrow and start a new royal dynasty. He was the military hero, he was the eventual claimant, he gets the Rebellion named after him. 

Plus, “Robert” and “Rebellion” both start with an r, so you got that sweet alliteration action going.

The Queen Regent (NFriel)

Urahara to Ukitake: Why you should date me

As requested by anon. :)

“Ukitake, my dear captain, I think you and I should be a couple. A crack ship you say? Don’t be ridiculous! I have so many good reasons!”

1. I have candy!

“Wait. That sounds kind of creepy, doesn’t it? Maybe we shouldn’t dwell on this. (But I do have candy for the record. Lots and lots of candy. No this is still creepy. Moving on!).”

2. We both like kids.

“You strike me as a man who wishes he was a father, Ukitake. Well I am a father! I have two find children of indeterminate origin who work in my shop. And I’m assuming that you like a man who likes kids?”

3. Our names start with the same letter.

“And alliteration is sexy!”

4. You are not turned off by creepiness.

“I’ve been told that I can strike people as kind of - creepy. Or possibly evil. I think it’s all the plotting and the fact that I pretend that I am weak and dumb when those things are both clearly not the case! But luckily for me, that’s no problem for you! You’re best friends with Kyoraku, so obviously you have no problem with men who pretend they are harmless but who are secretly psychopaths.”

5. I love things that are cute.

“So I am your type. And you are mine! Because I love things that are cute. That is (one of the many reasons) why Yoruichi is my best friend. Because she is an adorable kitty. And you, my dear Ukitake, are the cutest captain there is!”

6. We’re both willing to do…unsavory things.

“As the former captain of Squad 12, I’m used to doing things that may not be strictly moral, in order to get things done! That’s a point of view I know you share. You did let your lieutenant die, you know. To say nothing of spying on a fifteen year old teenager.”

7. We both tried to save Rukia.

“But despite our, you know, creepiness and willingness to spy, we are basically good people! I sent my teenage avatar to save Rukia, and you broke some laws trying to save her yourself. Just another one of the many things we have in common!”

8. I am a scientist!

“I’m not saying that I could cure your incurable illness. I’m just saying that maybe I could try.”

9. I have inflatable versions of myself.

“I only mention this because I know you have a thing for twins.”

10. But seriously I have so much candy.

“And most of it is totally edible!”