this has been on my drafts for too long

The Flower-Maker

Fandom: Noragami

Summary: Hiyori comes across a small gift, mysteriously placed for her to find on her way home from school. When the reappearance of these colorful flowers happen daily, she seeks out the one leaving them around. But the flower-maker wasn’t anyone she had expected.

Notes: Fluff and friendship because why not? Two-parter

Song Inspirations: “Heavy Heart” by Anthony Greninger

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Hiyori started to loose the belief that it was just a mere coincidence that she had always spotted a paper flower on her way to and from school. The first day she was with her friends and had paused to take a picture of the beautiful origami made flower, crafted with clean lines and folds and tucked delicate between the branches of a bush. 

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The Dark Swan: How I still feel a bit cheated on not getting the hero-turned-villain that I’d hoped for

Originally posted by captaincronut

I kept expecting, based on the initial “Dark Swan” promo released before the season premier aired, that at some point they really were going to trap Dark One Emma in a cell, and she really would be able to so carelessly crush the heart of anyone who got in her way, or just got too close.

I thought, for sure, that Emma was going to spiral into darkness while in Camelot, and that her family would feel they had no choice but to keep her locked up for the safety of everyone (and for the sake of Emma, in the long run), while they attempted to find a way to save her from the darkness. But Emma would have seen the imprisonment as the ultimate betrayal, hence her statement in the premier: “Now, for what you all did to me… you’re about to be punished.” In canon… on the whole, they hadn’t done anything to her. (Putting aside a few abuses of power with the dagger on Regina and Snow’s parts, and, as Emma might have interpreted it, her family and Killian’s insistence that she should have let him die.) Why would she feel the need to say that? And why would she give the darkness still simmering somewhere inside of Killian more ammunition to work its way into his vulnerable heart? She knew that fighting the darkness wouldn’t come easily for him, especially if he was to be going it alone instead of having her with him, on his side. Just because he forgot he was a Dark One doesn’t mean that he wasn’t still a Dark One. It doesn’t make sense from a plot perspective and it doesn’t make sense from a character perspective. (Although we can argue writing choices on that.)

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AU where instead of going to Samwell, Jack starts a widely successful Publicly Broadcast show for children.

Jack learns that he is great with kids after coaching them for a little over two years. Moreover, kids are good with Jack. There is no pressure to be anything other than who he is.


It all starts with a local news program doing a fluff piece on Jack Zimmermann’s coaching ability. But then it turned into something completely different when Jack skated onto camera and started to introduce every single one of his kids and what was special about them. He was…really enchanting actually. He didn’t ever really talk down to them. Jack just treated them as a tiny friend. 

They ARE his tiny friends, but that’s not the point. 

The footage they got of “snack time” was really the best. Imagine a good 16 kids piled around this massive man teaching them the best way to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. 

 It should have been obvious that a local channel would contact him. It still surprises Jack. They want him to host a show? Why? Everyone always teased him about how impersonable he was during interviews. Is it because he’s Jack Zimmermann’s son? Or Alicia’s? 

Jack asks all of these questions to his mother and she just laughs. “You made a PB&J interesting to 16 kids just by being you”

Jack figures it wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot. 

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@litladiesnetwork’s first event: [favorite ya lit female protagonists]

                Once there was a girl who was too sure of herself. She was not, society agreed, someone you wanted to cross. She keeps her heart in a porcelain box, people whispered, and they were right. She didn’t like to open the box. The sight of her heart was unsettling. It always looked both smaller and bigger than she expected.