this has been the journey of our friendship

ADVENTURE TIME: ISLANDS - Cartoon Network

Part One/Part Two, End Scene Mash Up - by Dodrio

I thought the parallel of Finn looking out to sea from the first and last parts of the Islands Miniseries did a wonderful job at portraying the wealth of emotion, growth, and new understanding Finn felt and gained from the start of his journey VS the end of his journey.

It does well to show just how much Finn has matured throughout the series, from a young and naive boy to a wiser, more aware young man.


Adventure Time is a children’s show which exemplifies what it means to truly “grow up,” that even in a world where the life of humans has come to ruin, where you sometimes feel completely and utterly alone, where real danger and real monsters are at every corner, you’re going to be okay. 

Adventure Time has taught children that while it may be trying sometimes, while it can hurt and be confusing, “growing up” is an inevitability - but one you should not be fearful of. It’s one that you should embrace, because its worth it for the lessons you learn, the wisdom you gain, and the love and friendship you find along the way.

Ultimately, this world is not so different from our own.


Growing up is a lot like journeying to multiple islands, each one has something of value, whether it is wisdom to gain, emotional growth, or better understanding and awareness. 

You may not always come to one on purpose, sometimes it may even seem like you’ve been thrown into a tsunami and washed out from the sea, but it’s all a part of your journey of life; And even if you don’t know your destination, know that your heart and your intuition already do, and trust them to lead you on your way.

Like Princess Bubblegum says, “If you make it to that island, you might find out some pretty heavy stuff. About the humans, and where you came from. About yourself.


Thank you, Pendleton Ward, Frederator Studios, and Cartoon Network for the blessing that is Adventure Time. 

DISCLAIMER: All rights belong to their respective owners and not me. This video is meant for non-profit educational and entertainment purposes only. I don’t own Adventure Time.

anonymous asked:

Hey, I really like your fic recs and wanted to let you know I appreciate them , also could you recommend me some super long fics , I'm kinda new so I don't mind the #classics Thank you and 😘😘

Thank youuuu! So nice! Let me present to you, the 10 longest Drarry fics I’ve read* (*that I love enough to want to rec to you & everyone else):

Secrets by Vorabiza (411k)
Beginning with Draco’s unexpected arrival at the Dursleys, Harry’s summer after sixth year becomes filled with activity and many secrets. As his summer progresses, Harry generates several unexpected allies as he finds himself actively becoming the leader of the Light side.
(I have about ten thousand favorite scenes in this fic, it is SO much fun, I love the characters, BAMF!Harry, the sweet Drarry, the details of the plot etc.)

Cunning and Ambition by MinaAndChao (371k)
Harry Potter has found out he’s a wizard and is on his way Hogwarts. He is found by a boy on the train. Who knew one simple sentence and one simple gesture could change history? A Slytherin!Harry AU.
(Tear my heart out, why don’t you? This fic kills me, it’s the canon rewrite I always wanted. Much darker, more emotional. I’ve read it many times.)

Foundations!verse by Sara’s Girl (a total of 364k)
Harry is about to discover that the steepest learning curve comes after Healer training, and that second chances can be found in unexpected places.
(This entire ‘verse is SO wonderful, you are going to fall so hard for this Harry and Draco. A+ characterizations, such sweet domestic fluff, EVERYTHING!)

Turn, by Sara’s Girl (306k)
One good turn always deserves another. Apparently. 
(I have too many words about how much I adore this fic, see my dissertation on the topic here. Beautiful story, amazing characters, excellent writing.)

Malfoy Flavor by Vorabiza (222k)
Harry’s ready to banish the Golden Boy image and take charge of his life. Unfortunately for him, or fortunately, there are surprises in store for him.
(Fic aesthetic by me. I always have such fun with this one, I’ve read it multiple times. Very pro-Slytherin, secret identities, badass!Harry, sweetness…)

Big Dick, Come Quick by Calanthe (204k)
Draco’s got a theory. About sex. After much searching for the right candidate, it appears that only Harry Potter, his life long enemy, can help him test it out.
(This one is amazingly hot, amazingly fluffy, and sooo sweet. Might not be ideal to read in public, but I think it’s well worth a read or five. Lovely Drarry.)

Draco’s Boy by empathic siren (186k)
A mysterious little boy named Harry moves in next door to Draco Malfoy, and he’s determined to make him his friend and learn all of his secrets. Years later, he’s determined to make Harry more than a friend.
(I feel like this fic shortened my life with at least ten years, THAT’S HOW MUCH I CRIED. Sweet baby!Harry deserved better. Perfect for you angst-lovers.)

Temptation on the Warfront by alizarincrims0n (180k)
Draco Malfoy is forced into hiding with the Golden Trio and dragged into their search for horcruxes. What ensues is a journey of redemption, unexpected friendships and an unwanted, turbulent romance with Harry Potter.
(Omggg this fic. Harry and Draco have such passion in this, there’s so much desperation, and the angst, oh it hurts. Another favorite of mine.)

All Our Secrets Laid Bare by firethesound (149k)
Over the six years Draco Malfoy has been an Auror, four of his partners have turned up dead. Harry Potter is assigned as his newest partner to investigate just what is going on.
(Love. This. Fic. I have so many headcanons thanks to this one. Great writing, and wonderful pining, also humor, badass magic, Death Eather safe houses…)

Consequences of Redemption by bobbirose (120k)
When Draco makes an impromptu decision to rescue Harry Potter from Malfoy Manor, the two find themselves alone and facing the looming climax of the war against Voldemort. Harry must start from the beginning with Draco–and starting over has more consequences than either of them anticipated.
(This one is all fluffy fun and sweetness, I mean they’re ADORABLE… until it casually decides to ruin your life. It’s not like I needed a heart anyway.)

nearlyheadlessfinnick  asked:

Hi! I have a simple question that will probably require a complicated answer: which are the best written drarry fan fictions that you've read?

Okay so, basically my favorites yeah?
Here are some, though there are tons of more that i probably can’t think of right now;

Turn by Saras_Girl (306k)
One good turn always deserves another. Apparently.

Here’s The Pencil, Make It Work by ignatiustrout (49k)
Harry thinks “Why is Malfoy working in a coffee shop in muggle London?” is a much simpler question than, “Are you going to accept that auror offer and, if you don’t, what will you do?”

Beautiful World by Cinnamon (70k)
Draco is afraid of living and Harry is afraid of dying, but sometimes the choice isn’t offered. Draco’s got to learn what it is to really live, while showing Harry how beautiful the world really is when you’re not too scared to see it. [Warnings; Major Character Death.]

Open For Repairs by @drarrytrash (34k)
After the war, Draco works at a tv repair shop and Harry breaks things. feat. sad boys in jumpers and more ABBA than is probably necessary

Temptation on the Warfront by Alizarincrimson (180k)
Draco Malfoy is forced into hiding with the Golden Trio and dragged into their search for horcruxes. What ensues is a journey of redemption, unexpected friendships and an unwanted, turbulent romance with Harry Potter. Warnings for swearing, sexual content, and dark themes. [Oneshot Sequel Let them Hear]

All Our Secrets Laid Bare by @firethesound (149k)
Over the six years Draco Malfoy has been an Auror, four of his partners have turned up dead. Harry Potter is assigned as his newest partner to investigate just what is going on.

Tea and No Sympathy by Who_la_hoop (70k)
It’s Potter’s fault, of course, that Draco finds himself trapped in the same twenty-four-hour period, repeating itself over and over again. It’s been nearly a year since the unpleasant business at Hogwarts, and Draco’s getting on with his life quite nicely, thank you, until Harry sodding Potter steps in and ruins it all, just like always. At first, though, the time loop seems liberating. For the first time in his life, he can do anything, say anything, be anything, without consequence. But the more Draco repeats the day, the more he realises the uncomfortable truth: he’s falling head over heels for the speccy git. And suddenly, the time loop feels like a trap. For how can he ever get Harry to love him back when time is, quite literally, against him?

Mental by Sara_Holmes (186k)
Harry has had quite enough of sharing his mind with someone else, thankyouverymuch. A miscast Legilimecy spell says otherwise.

The Standard You Walk Past by bafflinghaze (46k)
On returning to Hogwarts for their Eighth Year, Headmistress McGonagall decided to room Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter together. She may have hoped for a leading example of house unity; the other students fully expected insults and fights. But nothing happened.
That was, until Harry sleepwalked into Draco’s bed.

Running on Air by Eleventy7 (74k)
Draco Malfoy has been missing for three years. Harry is assigned the cold case and finds himself slowly falling in love with the memories he collects.

Chaos Theory by @tessacrowley (102k)
Chaos: when the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future. One gene varies, one neuron fires, one butterfly flaps its wings, and Draco Malfoy’s life is completely different. Draco has always found a certain comfort in chaos. Perhaps he shouldn’t. [Sequel Quantum Flux ]

Secrets by Vorabiza (411k)
Beginning with Draco’s unexpected arrival at the Dursleys, Harry’s summer after sixth year becomes filled with activity and many secrets. As his summer progresses, Harry generates several unexpected allies as he finds himself actively becoming the leader of the Light side. H/D post-HBP ~~Complete~~

He Who Must Not Be Normal by @letteredlettered (40k)
Potter has fame and fortune and posh clothes and all he wants is a simple life. Draco has a flat and a cat and a steady job and all he wants is a complicated life. Which makes you think this story has something exciting like body-swapping, but it doesn’t. Instead it has Indian takeaway and a blue jumper and people wanting a whole lot of what they can’t have, discovering themselves as they discover each other.

And Back Again (Where You Belong) by @Eidheann (15k)
He thought back on their previous handshakes, and smiled faintly at the fact they always seemed to mean so much more to him than they did to Potter.

Number Seven by Sara Holmes (265k)
Harry already has two children, an ex-wife, annoying colleagues and an international crime ring to deal with. So when Draco Malfoy reappears after eight years AWOL in France, of course Harry is going to leave him well alone…Right?

And an Owl Named Romeo by Rickey (26k)
Draco breeds owls, Harry’s an Auror, and an owl named Romeo is going to bring them together.

Kiss the Joy (Until the Sun Rise) by ICMezzo (38k)
The Room of Requirement was severely damaged in the war, but not so much that it could not provide for one lost student and another young hero—especially when they needed each other most of all.

Kiss Me (Under the Light of a Thousand Stars) by @sophiefrench77 (114k)
Harry rescues Draco Malfoy from Azkaban, where he has been imprisoned for three years after the war. Draco is not as Harry remembers, as Azkaban leaves its mark on even the strongest of wizards. With no memory of who he was or how he came to be in Harry’s care, Draco needs Harry’s help if he is to have any hope of making a full recovery. But Harry has his own demons to fight and together with saving Draco, Harry must also discover a way to find himself.

Yours is the Earth (Hold On, Hold On) by Chickenlivesinpumpkin (127k)

When they first meet after the end of the war, Draco doesn’t want anything to do with Harry. But as time goes by, Draco’s growing love may be the only thing that can save them both, because after a serious accident in the Forbidden Forest, Draco’s personality begins to undergo subtle changes. At first, Harry credits this to a new enthusiasm for life. But as the days pass and Draco’s behavior becomes more and more mysterious, Harry begins to suspect that something bigger–and darker–is at work. .

Twist of Fate by Oakstone730 (302k)
Draco asks Harry to help him beat the Imperius curse during 4th year. The lessons turn into more than either expected. A story of redemption and forgiveness. Pairings: HP/DM (Slash) Timeframe: 1994-2002 Goblet to 4 yrs post-DH EWE Rating T for language, high angst, content.

Then Comes a Mist and a Weeping Rain by Faithwood (21k)
It always rains for Draco Malfoy. Metaphorically. And literally. Ever since he had accidentally Conjured a cloud. A cloud that’s ever so cross.

An Issue of Consequence by Faithwood (20k)

Draco has woken up in an alternate universe. Or he has woken up utterly insane. Nothing else can possibly explain why Harry Potter suddenly seems to think he’s Draco’s boyfriend.

The Light More Beautiful by Firethesound (81k)
Thirteen years after Draco accepts Potter’s help escaping the horror of his sixth year, he returns to England where he makes the unfortunate discovery that Potter is still as obnoxious as ever. And worse, more than a decade overseas hasn’t been enough to dim Draco’s obsession with him.

Another Mask Behind You by Lettered (116k)
Draco is a high-end prostitute who hides his identity. Harry unknowingly hires him. And then there is porn, questions about identity, domestic bliss, more porn, and truth as seen through a web of lies. (And then more porn. Seriously, if you don’t want sex scene after sex scene you probably shouldn’t read this. And please read the warnings.)

Coffee, Cakes and Doorknob Snakes by Omi_Ohmy (40k)
Harry’s house is trying to kill him, and only one person can help him: pity it’s Draco Malfoy

Strangeness and Charm by @drarrytrash (45k)
One November night during his eighth year at Hogwarts, Draco ends up in the forbidden forest. That’s how it starts.
or: If two boys fall in love in a magical forest, does it still make a sound?

Fast Forward, Two Steps Back Emmagrant01 (36k)
Everyone knows that Draco Malfoy died in the Room of Requirement ten years ago. So when he suddenly reappears at Hogwarts ten years later, still seventeen years old, Professor Harry Potter’s life gets very complicated.

(The Piece) I was Missing All Along by Lauren3210 (32k)
Draco and Harry have been flatmates and best friends for years, and Draco thinks life is just perfect that way. But when something comes along and threatens to take all that away, Draco has to decide what it is he really wants, and just how hard he’s going to work to get it.

Save My Wonders by SDK (21k)
Immediately chocolate assaulted Draco’s senses. Warm melted chocolate mixed with his mother’s roses and… something else. Something new. Freshly scrubbed skin and maybe a faint sheen of sweat. It was so familiar…
And it only intensified when Potter came up behind him.

Stop All the Clocks (This Is the Last Time I’m Leaving Without You) by @firethesound (44k)
Living with Draco was difficult; living without him is unbearable. But if there’s one thing Harry learned from the war, it’s that even when one life ends, the rest of the world goes right on living.

A Soul’s Inheritance series by Lauren3210 (22k + 18k)
Life is a Twice Written Scroll: The new world order hasn’t been kind to Draco and his family, and he wishes it could all be different. So does Harry, although not for the same reasons. But as Draco works to fix the mistakes he made in the past, he finds his reasons for doing so changing in a way he never expected.
The Secret of the Whole: Snapshots in time as Harry and Draco grow up in a world without Voldemort, moving from enemies to lovers. A companion piece to Life is a Twice Written Scroll, for those that liked the last timeline in that story and wanted to see more of it.

State of Mind by Sara_Holmes (48k)

Harry doesn’t have a hero complex, he just really wants to help. However, he gets more than he bargained for after rescuing Draco Malfoy from an isolation cell in Saint Mungo’s…

Bond by AnnaFugazzi (173k)
Yet another one of those Harry And Draco Are Forced To Be Together By Something Beyond Their Control And Then Stuff Happens Leading To Twoo Wuv stories. Because every HD writer has to write at least one.

Reparations by Saras_Girl (87k)
Harry is about to discover that the steepest learning curve comes after Healer training, and that second chances can be found in unexpected places.

Foundations by Saras_Girl (236k)
When one door closes, another one opens – with a bit of a push. Life, love and complications. [sequel to Reparations]

Holly and Hawthorn, Thistle and Thyme by Bryoneybrynn (31k)
After the war, Harry can’t shake the feeling that something is very wrong with him and he has a terrible feeling he knows what that “something” might be. He has a terrible feeling Malfoy might know, too.

A Certain Kind of Memory by Jamie2109 (96k)
What would you do if you were given less than a year to live? 

Touch Me Fall by Lumosed_quill (23k)
Malfoy was such a ponce. And he was a complete snob. And he was so fucking fit Harry wanted to jump him where he sat. It would be too easy to forget his objective tonight: to really, really, really get Malfoy out of his system.

Pocket Full of Starlights (Never Let It Fade Away)by Femmequixotic and Noeon (46k)
When Scorpius Malfoy and Jamie Potter meet at Quidditch camp, they take an instant dislike to each other. Then they discover their lives are more connected than they could possibly imagine.

Three Boxes and a Scrapbook by dracogotgame (30k)
One year after being accidentally bonded to each other, Harry and Draco are free to move on with their lives. But perhaps, what they needed was here all along.

Let Me Have You and I’ll Let You Save Me by Frayach (6k)
Draco keeps coming back, and Harry keeps letting him. Draco can’t stay away, and Harry can’t live without him.

The Little Marauders Nursery and Day Care by digthewriter (9k)
Harry Potter is the proud owner of The Little Marauders Nursery and Day Care and his favourite student is Scorpius Malfoy. Scorpius’s dad might be okay, too.

One Night at the Leaky by birdsofshore (12k)
Harry should have known better than to accept a drunken dare. Especially when Malfoy was sitting right there, looking like that and wearing those bloody tight trousers.

The Vanishing Department by @dictacontrion (47k)
The things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, even if that involves a lot more form-filling, bickering, covert glancing, miscommunication, and flying furniture than we might expect. [Follow up Leather Bound History]

The Eighth Tale by @letteredlettered (12k)
Draco Malfoy tries to fix the past, but instead mucks it up some more. For Harry, it all becomes quite clear.

Draco’s Boy by Emphatic Siren (189k)
non-magic AU. A mysterious little black-haired boy moves in next door to Draco, and he’s determined to make the boy his friend and find out all of his secrets. Later, when they grow up, Draco’s determined to make Harry much more than a friend.

Somebody to Love by Khasael (31k)
Draco’s life after the war is quite different than it used to be. When he finds himself cursed, with little hope for lifting the spell, he sets out to make the most of the time he has left. Getting to know his Aunt Andromeda and his young cousin Teddy feels like a good thing to do, even if it can’t help him in the long run…or can it?

The Voldemort Manor by Kedavranox (40k)
The Malfoy Manor is a state run museum, renamed The Voldemort Manor by the Ministry for Magic. As part of his probation, Draco is assigned as sole caretaker. When the Manor hosts a series of high class events celebrating the Wizarding World’s fourth Yuletide season Post War, it brings with it a swathe of people Draco hasn’t seen in years; including one, Harry Potter.

Unhook the Stars by Jad (62k)
FIC & ART for HP Sexstars 2012. - “Love is like a Rubix Cube: there are countless wrong twists and turns, but once you get it right, it’s perfect no matter how you look at it.” Seventy-thousand words of pornographic discourse between two boys-turned-men that still haven’t learned how to communicate like normal people – with words. Guest appearances by Pansy Parkinson, Neville Longbottom, Hermione Granger, Blaise Zabini, Teddy Lupin, Gregory Goyle, the Weird Sisters, ex-wives, several Weasleys, a Boggart, and a Honey Badger.

Agni Mood Board

In all of my time, I’ve been someone who has been through it all. After my ways, I rededicated my life in my anew in the service of the perfect butler. I became the butler for the prince who wanted to go find someone who would never return to India. Along our journey to the city of the Big Ben, we found our journey to be rather a renewal of our definitions for family and friendships. The young master of the Phantomhive Estate is rather much intelligent and rather strategic on his preferred ideals. He’s someone who I will protect as much as my dear prince. His butler is by far the best example of a dedicated butler. His skill and his talent is far beyond an average butler. Even with my special arm, he always have a way of surpassing. That even means the time he made the Curry Bun.  He’s the one other butler that I would call him as my friend. The staff is rather an unique bunch, but they brought the very best that the Phantomhive Estate can offer. I was faithful to my prince until I was protecting him with my own life. I want him to live and I wanted my life to mean that I fulfilled my purpose on my time on earth. The perfect model of a renewed life. Who am I? Agni. The exemplary butler.

I want to post Agni’s mood board for a while, but since he died in the manga I want to make this special. That is why I used the phrase “The Exemplary Butler” because I believe he always is and always will be that butler. Even with these words from Sebastian, it made so much sweeter to hear those words (coming from a demon butler). To Agni, rest in peace and know that you’re loved by the Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji fandom.

Original Work by Charity L. Martin (aka me: @itsjustlife231)

Dear studyblr community,

After 5 long years of sleepless nights, depressing times, recurring failures, and small victories, I finally made it through! As a big part of my journey, I felt like sharing this milestone with you all for this community had greatly helped me motivate myself to push further than the boundaries.

If there’s something I learned from my experience, I just want to leave it here that not all things can be learned inside the four corners of a classroom. Though we are constantly measured by numbers - from test scores to ranks, from fail to pass, I hope that this system wouldn’t blind your perspectives on things that truly matter. Remember, the adversaries that we face in pursuit of our goals are not supposed to make us feel less than what we are now - It has been made as a way to help us improve and discover what we really want to do and be in life. After all, what we really learned during our stay in the university - unity, friendship, creativity, teamwork, love, persistence, dedication, and hard work, are just some things that couldn’t and wouldn’t ever be measured by any scale of numbers 🌻

This is only the start of many beautiful things to come, and from the bottom of my nerdy heart, I wish you all a successful and meaningful journey ahead. If you’re passionate on what you do, everything will fall in its proper places.

Thank you Studyblr Community!!!
Keep inspiring ❤

P.S –
Next goal: CPA Board Exam by October 2017 💪🏼

Reflections from one year of polyamory

So here I am, just over a year into this journey of being in polyamorous relationships, and I get to reflecting. “What are some of the most important things I’ve learned?” I ask myself. “What do I know now that before I didn’t know?”

I realized quickly that the answer was something sort of unexpected:

polyamory is nothing like I thought it was going to be.

When I learned that I was polyamorous I read several books and hundreds of articles, watched videos and listened to podcasts, had hours upon hours of conversations with my partner and my friends and family, and I thought I knew what I was getting myself into. I was wrong.

As I started to get into the thought, and started reflecting on experiences with partners and metamours, breakups and new relationship energy, I realized that above and beyond being nothing like I thought it was going to be,

polyamory is the exact opposite of what I expected.

Just over a year ago I was a lost and confused person in a monogamous relationship. I had feelings for people other than my partner (E), including but not limited to my ex (J), and these feelings were so heavy on my conscience that I was entirely convinced I was an evil and terrible person.

“I have such an amazing partner,” I thought, “what the fuck is so wrong with me that I can’t just be satisfied/faithful/happy?”

When I eventually explained polyamory and then suggested (read: begged) that we try a polyamorous relationship structure, there were some pretty specific things on my mind:

  1. I wanted to salvage a relationship in which I felt generally trapped and restrained and therefore empty and unfulfilled (E).
  2. I had unrequited feelings for someone I’d known for five years and had never been allowed to wholly be with ©.
  3. I had residual feelings for someone I’d previously ended a relationship with because I wanted to pursue another person (J).
  4. I had interest in someone I’d met under circumstances that would likely prevent the expression of that interest (S).

I expected that polyamory would make me feel less trapped, and would allow me some relief from feeling like a terrible person for not being monogamous.

Realizing that I was polyamorous did lead me to a more authentic self, but it made me feel like an even more terrible person because of the way it affected my partner (E) who was ultimately monogamous. It wasn’t until this relationship ended that I started to find relief from the guilt I was carrying. Despite my expectations it wasn’t polyamory that freed me of the guilt, it was leaving an unhealthy relationship.

I also expected that being able to have polyamorous relationships would mean I could finally feel comfortable about the fact that I had so many open doors with past partners.

But instead of making me more comfortable with all the open doors I had in my life, polyamory instead taught me how to close them.

  1. I expected polyamory to save my relationship, and instead it ended it (E).
  2. I expected polyamory to give me the chance to be with someone I had always wanted and never been able to have, and instead it gave me closure about them ©.
  3. I expected polyamory to be ideal for a romantic relationship with my ex, and instead it twisted our friendship beyond recognition (J).
  4. I expected polyamory to scare away a person I barely knew, and instead it sparked a beautiful, loving, and supportive relationship (S).

In each case, I thought polyamory would help me achieve one thing, and it turned out to be the cause of the exact opposite thing. Importantly, I thought I knew what I had wanted and needed when I began this journey with polyamory, and I was wrong. Everything that has happened has been healing and growing and net positive, and I have found what I needed in the things I thought were worst case scenarios.

In the past year I have closed the door on three relationships with people whom I truly believed would always be a part of my life. Each was a special kind of pain, and each time it was entirely necessary that the door be closed, and that I feel it and learn and grow.

Without these experiences, without this clearing out of this space, I wouldn’t have been able to get to where I am now; I wouldn’t have had room in my life and in my heart for all the love and the beauty and the art I have come to need it for.

polyamory has taught me not how to hoard love or relationships,

but how to do what you can, and let the rest go.

My Nalu Fanfic Recommendations

A list of some of my all time favorite Nalu fanfics I’ve found on FF.net that are mostly light-hearted fun and sweetness. From most recently updated or published on top to least recent at the bottom. If you’re like me who always has trouble finding good ones, I hope this helps! 

WARNING: Some have sexual content, though I can’t remember which ones. 

Little Thief “Underestimating a dragon’s greed would be far from the first mistake Lucy had made in the last couple of months. Though, the blonde thought, staring at the towering pupil thrice her size, it might very well be her last.”

A Six Month Journey “A man scorned, Natsu dragged me with him on a highly dangerous six month job. Easy for him to spend six months alone with me, but for someone like me who had wanted him for so long… What was I to do?  Edolas and on are null and void. Lisanna never left.” (Note: It took me a while to warm up to this but it gets really good later on) 

rent&romance ‘"Tell that dragonslayer of yours that if he is planning to live here with you, the least he can do is make sure your rent is paid on time.“/ If Lucy’s scary landlady has to become a matchmaker to make a sale and get her rent money, then so be it. But she is definitely still pissed.”

We’ve Only Just Begun “A series of semi-connected drabbles exploring the deep bond of Natsu and Lucy. ch9-more fun-n-games with games” 

Charmed “As the days grew older, they grew closer; closer than they could’ve ever imagined. And as an innate power forces itself upon Lucy, she becomes a piece of a destiny that would be beyond her control; for the one who bears the mark of gold is charmed with the power to destroy everything..and to begin everything anew.”

In Sickness and Health, For Better or Worse  “They took care of each other in sickness and in health. They were there for each other for better or worse. A collection of one-shots where Natsu and Lucy live out these vows even though they aren’t married… yet.

Another Reason “With the war against Alvarez over, the day Lucy is to leave on her journey to find Aquarius’ key has arrived. And while there are a bunch of her friends to see her off at the railway station and her train about to leave, why is there no sign of her dragon slayer best friend?”

Once You Go Beyond Friendship, You Can’t Go Back “Close friends, both wanting more, both afraid to ruin what they have. Their feelings have been growing. Becoming harder to ignore. Becoming stronger, and more risque, but even more predominate, is a fear of losing what they have.” 

Celestial Embers “Snippets from the life, love, and thoughts of our favorite Fairy Tail duo: Natsu and Lucy! (#22 - Real Smooth - In which Natsu has a drink that’s definitely too strong for him, but he’ll be dipped if he’ll let Lucy see that he’s anything less than invincible.)” 

Operation: Santa “The guild is buzzing with activity preparing for their annual Christmas Eve party and everyone is lending a hand, except for one person. Nobody will let Natsu help with anything. Lucy sympathizes and decides to help him find something to do. But what she didn’t know was that it would involve a lot of shopping, being alone with Natsu for 5 days, and becoming Santa!” Complete 

Fragmented Soul “Dragon Slayers are only born with half a soul, they’re complete only when they’ve fully claimed their mates. The problem is that sometimes the claiming can damage the mate. Natsu has just started going through this change and it seems the mate he can hurt is his best friend Lucy…” 

The Blind Date “Natsu is sick of hearing people say that he should make a move on Lucy; that would just be… weird. Lucy is sick of hearing people say that she should date Natsu; they are just friends. So, in order to shut everyone up for good, they decide to go to the best matchmaker in Fiore to predict and determine who the best partner is for them, for better or for worse.” Complete

Springing Into Action "I’ve already watched you die once, Luce. I can’t handle watching it again.” Complete

Trials by Nature “When Levy invites Lucy and Natsu on a mission to translate wall carvings from an ancient temple, they accidentally invoke the “Trials by Nature”, a series of tests that an ancient tribe used as a way to initiate members into adult hood. They must conquer the twelve basic animal instincts, while trying to reign in the feelings that the trials invoke in them.”

One Wish “When Lucy’s spur of the moment wish is granted by a magical artifact, she and Natsu find their magic unexpectedly switched. It’s a problem the likes of which neither of them, nor the guild, know how to undo. An already bad situation turns worse when assassins make an attempt on Lucy’s life, leading to the uncovering of a sinister plot that could mean the end of Fiore itself.”

Illness Protocol “In which Erza shares with Lucy all of her procedures on how to deal with a sick Natsu. You know, just in case she ever needs them… - One-shot.” 

Natsu’s Sorcerer’s Weekly Special “Erza forces Natsu to pose for a special issue of Sorcerer’s Weekly. It should be simple, right? Well, not when Lucy’s secret feelings are exposed for all to read.” Complete

Innate Behavior  “The effects of knowing who you were born to love and protect, but having to convey those feelings to them without scaring them off. Natsu knows who his mate is, but how could he possibly tell her? Would she reject him?” 

Drawings, Writings, and I’m Sorry “So apparently, it’s not okay with Lucy to burn up one of her short stories. Apparently. - One-shot.”

Little Drop of Poison “Cobra joins Fairy Tail, the twist is that Mira now has a partner to help set up her favorite couple. What type of shenanigans will the matchmaking duo get the guild into?”

Fragile  “For being indestructible, he really was quite delicate.” Complete 

Good Intentions  “Lucy needs the help of an S-Class mage to take on a particular mission, but the only one available at the time is Laxus. While on their mission, the two grow closer. NOT LaLu romance! Natsu/Lucy romance, Laxus and Lucy develop a sibling like relationship which the story focuses on most.”

Strongest of Them All  “If you were to ask any random citizen of Fiore who the strongest Fairy Tail member was, you’d most likely hear a mixture of Gildarts, Erza, Natsu, and Laxus. When you asked the members themselves, it was a different story.” Complete 

NaLu Fics for the Soul “For NaLu week! Relentless rants about the relationship between our favorite fire dragon-slayer and celestial mage. Pure, innocent fluff.” Complete

Inebriated “NaLu Week, Day Five: Dare; Inebriation was commonplace within the infamous guild known as Fairy Tail. There was some semblance of a silent rule that stated that if one hadn’t gotten drunk within the midst of guildmates, then they weren’t truly considered a member of said guild.” Complete

The Games We Play “A game of hide and seek becomes heated as Lucy is confronted with an opportunity to face her own fears.” Complete

His Favorite Time of Year  “Christmas has come around once again, and Natsu couldn’t be happier. It was after all his favorite time of year, but not for the reasons you might think. No, his love for the season had everything to do with his pretty blonde partner.” Complete

Flaming Roses “Sometimes ignorance is bliss but Natsu has always been one to take on his problems head on. Unfortunately his inexperience has left him taking the advice of some very questionable people. The course of true love does not run smooth in this 100-word vignetted tale.” Complete

Masquerade Bid “Bidding?“ Levy echoed dumbly. Mira nodded. "Yep. Whoever has the most money buys you and they get to keep you for the night until the party ends.” Complete 

Plan H “So far, Erza and Gray were on plan H; H for hot spring. Needless to say, Natsu and Lucy hadn’t been very cooperative.” Complete

When You Don’t Know Me “An obsession leads to dire consequences when Team Natsu ventures out on their latest mission, forcing Natsu to find himself in a future that never should have been. Now he must revert the time stream back to its original flow before time runs out” 

You Guys Are Idiots “Natsu will do anything to make sure Lucy doesn’t go on vacation without him. Even tying her up to a chair and tickling her until she lets him come.” Complete

What’s Expected “She’s surprised at how crafty he is about it. Natsu Dragneel has never been known to be subtle in the least degree. More like over a hundred degrees at all times of the day. NaLu one-shot. Canon. Fluff.” 

Your Life’s Art  “Lucy is a Art major in her Senior year of college. She is roommates with Natsu. Taking a class called “Your Life’s Art”, Lucy is thrown a curve ball of an assignment. Not sure how to handle it, Lucy makes a decision that not only changes her life, but everyone in it! Now all she can think is… “Why Me?"’ Complete 

Haute Hotel Haze “Lucy and Natsu are forced to share a hotel room. Sleeping with a guy gets Lucy curious, especially when it seems like Natsu is having a VERY good dream.” Complete 

Christmas Mayhem “Every year Fairy Tail holds a Christmas Eve party. Between the mistletoe war featuring Mirajane and Natsu, the odd activities planned by Master Makarov, Mirajane,and Erza, Lucy can’t help but await for the festive games and good nature fun to begin!” 

Warm, Rough, and Gentle  "It’s a hand I know well, a touch I’ve felt numerous times, yet tonight, under the stars and a crescent moon, his hand feels so huge, protective, and possessive.” Complete 

Year of the Sun  "Promise me something, Dragon Slayer,“ he whispered, his voice weak and soft, his breathing shallow and ragged as he struggled to get the words through his collapsing throat. "Promise me you’ll make sure he’s taken care of.” Complete 

Sleeping Dragon “Natsu is addicted to sleeping in Lucy’s bed and she’s downright sick of it…until she realises why he does it. Meanwhile, the Fairy Tail guild hear the two have ‘slept together’ and misunderstandings ensue… One-shot.”

If You Can’t Take the Heat “Because, Lucy Heartfillia, I want you.“ He leaned forward to place a kiss on the corner of her mouth and made her lips part in anticipation. "I want all of you. And by the end of the night,” he whispered, placing a series of kisses along her cheeks and eyelids, making said eyes flutter closed. “I plan on know every single part of you.” Complete 

Of Rainbows and Unicorns and All Things Shiny “And suddenly, Natsu feels like puking rainbows, blood and whatnot because these damn kindergarteners are killing him.” Complete 

Between the Lines “The relationship Natsu and Lucy share will always confound Lisanna, regardless of time or space.” Complete

Mrs Lucy, Wait, WHAT?  “Cana is sober, so she decides to tease Lucy by giving her the love fortune reading of the century. Now Lucy is forced to spend a day married to each of her many possible future husbands.” 

Growing Up  “In which Lucy’s growing pains consist of taking on five solo missions to prove that she isn’t just a useless pretty face. That, and to dispel the ridiculous notion of her being Natsu’s damsel in distress.” Complete

in an orderly fashion  “In which four people are stuck in a closet. Lucy fumes, Loki leers, Natsu sets things on fire, and Gray just wishes someone would kiss Lucy so they could all get out. Oh, and Happy is an evil genius. That too.” Complete

And a few of my Favorite Authors: 

Madartiste 

Dark Shining Light

akamagerain 

 LeeSUP 

Rondeau

Kat A. Klysmic 

Beauty and the Beast: According to Society Women Can’t Be the Beast

There have been various adaptations of the tale Beauty and the Beast since its conception and it is undoubtedly one of the most cherished tales among children and adults, but just as any tale gender roles play a part in it. In western societies these gender roles are divided into male traits: assertiveness, aggression, anger, strength, lack of emotionality, and females traits: kindness, purity, sensitivity, demureness, and weakness. Almost all roles then in television and films follow these guidelines when creating their male and female characters, which can be frustrating to those who are not limited to the traits for their gender. The response of many to change this has been to create the ‘strong female character,’ who ends up being a hypersexualized and beautiful female with male personality traits. Game of Thrones is a culture phenomenon, and one of its greatest accomplishments has been to create the character of Brienne of Tarth (played By Gwendolyn Christie). Brienne is not beautiful by any of our typical standards, but she is strong of heart, mind, and body, yet throughout the first seasons of the show it is made known that no one has ever been interested in Brienne as a woman, and she suffers for an unrequited love for another man. 

When Brienne meets the character of Jaime Lannister (played by), they clash in more ways than one:

Brienne takes Jaime as prisoner and they are forced to work together as reluctant allies. Somewhere along the journey a friendship blossomed but underlying it was an undeniable tension. 

Many fans became enraptured by the relationship between these two characters and hoped they would get together romantically. Even so, there are other members of the GoT fandom that want Jaime to stay with his current lover, twin sister Cersei, and for Brienne to stay with Tormund, a man who shows interest in Brienne to which she does not reciprocate. There appears to be a rejection of females that lack physical beauty. Females that are considered ‘ugly’ or conventionally unattractive are considered fit partners to individuals that are of equal physical attractiveness. Cersei and Jaime are very attractive, Brienne is not. It would be interesting to see if ingrained gender biases for female beauty cause fans to be against this relationship. Many current ‘strong female characters’ are tough, but beautiful, possibly strengthening the relationship between beauty and strength in women. 

Brienne is all about honor and valor. When they began their journey, Jaime was lost and Brienne could not respect him, but she understands him in a different way than his sister has. Cersei is a great female character herself, but she is undeniably selfish, and to have honor, which is what Jaime desires to achieve there needs to be no selfishness. Though these two have started as friends, they have fallen in love with one another. The actor who plays Jaime states:  ‘You constantly feel this subtext of a weird fondness and attraction between them that they never act on, and could never act on. It’s intriguing. You kind of go, “Why can’t you just…?”’

Many fans of sci-fi/action/fantasy genres believe that if women get into a relationship with a ‘masculine’ or ‘traditional alpha male,’ they suddenly lose all agency or ‘cool factor’ previously attributed to them. They prefer these female characters be with non-threatening or non-attractive male characters in order to preserve the female’s ‘strength’ and moral character, even if the female shows no interest/rejects the character in a romantic way. 

One of the things that bother me most is that women complain that they feel uncomfortable when men make overly sexual gestures at them when they obviously have no interest in them. I know how that feels like, my friends have told me how it makes them feel and it is very unpleasant.

I am not sorry, this is not the face of a woman who feels happy this is happening. The director, Dan Sackheim confirms that this attraction is very one-sided: Brienne isn’t quite smitten with the bearf–ker just yet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. “I think it was fairly one-sided, but that’s OK,” he reasons. “There’s nothing like a challenge. Men love a challenge.”

Brienne is one of the greatest characters of all time, and while incest is extremely creepy, people want someone who had sex with a bear? At least Cersei and Jaime could give consent to one another.

It is one thing that a woman feels an attraction from the start but is either closed off emotionally, or is not sure she wants to be in a sexual/romantic relationship. If that happens it’s okay to try to reason to the person to open up to them and if it does not change their mind then leave them alone. But someone who is not interested at all being worn down into accepting a romantic partner? Don’t do that, to yourself, or to anyone else, and do not do this to Brienne. I believe it would send a extremely important message in regards to female beauty in heterosexual relationships if Brienne finally gets to be with a man she loves. It would be the opposite of every ‘guy falls for girl’s personality but then she gets a makeover and becomes the perfect woman’ trope, which would be pretty dang cool.

legendrarrymalfoy  asked:

hey i was wondering if you knew of any drarry fics where its slow burning and extremely in character, and draco and harry fight a lot but that's what makes them fall for each other?? thanks. (:

Here are some slowburn fics that come to mind :)

Eclipse by Mijan (287k)
“You’re dead, Potter… I’m going to make you pay…”
Draco swore his revenge on Harry for Lucius’s imprisonment, and Harry all but laughed at him. But Draco is planning more than schoolyard pranks this time. The old rivalry turns deadly when Draco abducts Harry for Voldemort. It’s the perfect plan, guaranteeing revenge, power, and prestige, all in one blow. But when Draco’s world turns upside down, the fight to save himself and Harry begins, and the battle will take them both through hell and back. If they come back.

Temptation on the Warfront by Alizarincrimson (180k)
Draco Malfoy is forced into hiding with the Golden Trio and dragged into their search for horcruxes. What ensues is a journey of redemption, unexpected friendships and an unwanted, turbulent romance with Harry Potter. Warnings for swearing, sexual content, and dark themes. [Oneshot Sequel Let them Hear]

All Our Secrets Laid Bare by @firethesound (149k)
Over the six years Draco Malfoy has been an Auror, four of his partners have turned up dead. Harry Potter is assigned as his newest partner to investigate just what is going on.

Any Instrument by @dictacontrion (131k)
Draco Malfoy wouldn’t go back to England for anything less than an exceptional case. Being asked to figure out why Harry Potter can’t control his magic might be exceptional enough to qualify.

Reparo by Amalin (85k)
Voldemort’s final defeat does not mean Harry Potter’s troubles are over; far from it. In the aftermath of war, he returns to a Hogwarts that is fractured and divided, but this is no break that can be fixed with a spell. New owls, fading scars, surprising alliances– and along the way, the hardest task of all, to live with it..

At Your Service by Faith Wood (99k)
Hogwarts students are in danger; Harry is determined to save them all. There’s only one thing he knows for certain: Draco Malfoy is somehow involved. An eight year fic.

Azoth by Zeitgeistic (88k)
Now that Harry is back at Hogwarts with Hermione for eighth year, he realises that something’s missing from his life, and it either has to do with Ron, his boggart, Snape, or Malfoy. Furthermore, what, exactly, does it mean when one’s life is defined by the desire to simultaneously impress and annoy a portrait? Harry has no idea; he’s too busy trying not to be in love with Malfoy to care. [Oneshot Sequel Searching for Wondrous Creatures]

Mental by Sara_holmes (186k)
Harry has had quite enough of sharing his mind with someone else, thankyouverymuch. A miscast Legilimecy spell says otherwise.

Running On Air by Eleventy7 (70k)
Draco Malfoy has been missing for three years. Harry is assigned the cold case and finds himself slowly falling in love with the memories he collects.

One Harry Potter, Please (If Possible, Seduced and Ready) by Faith Wood (62k) 
All Draco wants is Harry Potter’s friendship, just to make his new Auror job more bearable. However, after Harry stubbornly pays more attention to his secret admirer, Draco is forced to resort to drastic measures.

All Life is Yours to Miss by Saras_girl (114k)
Professor Malfoy’s world is contained, controlled, and as solitary as he can make it, but when an act of petty revenge goes horribly awry, he and his trusty six-legged friend are thrown into Hogwarts life at the deep end and must learn to live, love and let go.

Tea and No Sympathy by Who_la_hoop (70k)
It’s Potter’s fault, of course, that Draco finds himself trapped in the same twenty-four-hour period, repeating itself over and over again. It’s been nearly a year since the unpleasant business at Hogwarts, and Draco’s getting on with his life quite nicely, thank you, until Harry sodding Potter steps in and ruins it all, just like always. At first, though, the time loop seems liberating. For the first time in his life, he can do anything, say anything, be anything, without consequence. But the more Draco repeats the day, the more he realises the uncomfortable truth: he’s falling head over heels for the speccy git. And suddenly, the time loop feels like a trap. For how can he ever get Harry to love him back when time is, quite literally, against him?

Volunteers by Anna Fugazzi (52k)
Written for livejournal’s Beltane Fic Exchange: Harry, Draco, and a volunteer position that was supposed to be quick and easy. Now complete.

The Pure and Simple Truth by @letteredlettered (65k)
Harry, Draco, and Hermione go to a pub. Harry, Draco, and Pansy go to a pub. Harry, Draco, Pansy, and Hermione go to a pub. Harry, Draco, Hermione and Ron go to a pub. Harry, Draco, Hermione, Ron, and Pansy―you guessed it―go to a pub. I could go on. In fact, I did. Harry, Draco, Hermione, Pansy, Ron, Blaise, Luna, Goyle, Neville, and Theodore Nott go to a pub. In various combinations.

Until Dust Is All That’s Left Of Us by WantsUnicorns (47k)
There’s a dark presence at Malfoy Manor and its smoky tendrils are already reaching for Draco. Will Harry be able to save him and more importantly their budding friendship, before it’s too late?

There Is Always the Moon by Firethesound (158k)
Draco’s life after the war is everything he wanted it to be: it’s simple, and quiet, and predictable, and safe. But when a mysterious curse shatters the peace he’d worked so hard to build, there’s only one person he can trust to help him. After all, Harry Potter has saved his life before. Now Draco has to believe that Potter will be able to do it one more time. (A remix/prequel off the Sun Goes Black by pasdexcuses)

If the Sun Goes Black by pasdexcuses (23k)
With the perverse clarity of nostalgia, Harry remembers everything that was. The trouble is, he can’t recall anything that is.

Such Great Heights by softlyforgotten (93k)
Draco Malfoy, wide-eyed and pale and in a decidedly ragged shirt, was crouched next to the pile of whatever the dragon had been eating.
Harry threw himself to a halt and yelled, “Merlin, how many times do I have to save your life?”

700 followers! How did I come so far? Thanks to everyone who’s followed me on this journey of madness. Now, without further ado, I present the blogs that I adore and wish I could be like: (no bolded ones because every single blog on here is my favorite) 

extra special mentions to: 

wynsalls​ - who has been the nicest and sweetest friend anyone could ever wish for–  I’m so glad that we became friends, and one day, one day we shall meet up and grab a cup of tea while raiding a bookstore. <3

havodadlegolas - we met through NaNoWriMo but I’m glad that our friendship has stayed on even after that has ended! talking to you is always very refreshing, and you always motivate me to write and keep going! <3 

thelitnet: aka the coolest gang of literates ever. you guys are the greatest, and I can always count on you guys to have the most interesting discussions! 

beauvcir // belerand // castatrophe // charlesfrickens // girlundead // hheathcliff // instrumentale // macbcth // mlchelangelo // nrcissus // patrocluc // plantaires // poetriaa // queenoflesbos // sxppho // vanqoh // vonncgut

( a - c ) 

a-stradivarius // adamprrsh // adi-who-is-also-mou // afterthelonely // agooduniverse // alicespensieve // allisonarhgent // altraviolence // ammapreakers // angel-chu // angstandpain // anneboleyns // apollq​ // areddhels // artbylexie // asheathes // asteriads​ // bunnycorcorans // calumdropthebaes // cashmeremammoth // celebimbo // charlesmmacaulay // chimericalnousse // christianborle

( d - g ) 

daneru // dearminotaur // deflect // dehaahn // dichrxism // emmettfforrest // elucipher // eowyns // fairytalesques // fclklore // francisabernathy // frobisherrs // ganceys // gaypreaker // girlsarewolves // greekclass

( h - l ) 

hasitsclaws // hectorpriamides​ // hestiea // hirakoho​ // ibuzoo // ilvalentinos // inspiritbaby-j // itreallyatemyhand // johngavinmalkovich​ // k-lionheart // kili-is-the-bae​ // ladystigmata // landofshame​ // lazarusladyy // leftfootfowl // lochiels // lostwithoutmyconsultingdetective // lyannas 

( m - o )

mahleriana // manticoreimaginary // maounosekai // mashamorevna // maytheymeetagain // medeae // mrpheus // mrscoulter // mythaelogy // naryamirie // nereiids // notbecauseofvictories // odysscy // ofwoodsandwaves // okayodysseus // okayophelia // ophvnim 

( p - s ) 

patroclux // paws-bells // petratodd // plethorame // praytomeinstead // princewenyuan // proserpin // punkanubis // remusjohnslupin // sarahtaylorgibson // sectvmsempras // sekmets // sforzinda // shrinemaidens // siraens // spectralarchers // strawberrypatty // stuff-and-shenanigans // symphcny

( t - v ) 

tchaikovskeys // teashoesandhair // tenderpotter // the-library-and-step-on-it //  theprivatelifeofsherlockholmes // thewritersramblings // thranduilings // thymoss // titians // uketake // ukitakejuushiro // ulquiorracifer // vrisklepuff

( w - z ) 

wearyvoices // wildeing // witch-queens // wolfhalls // wormwoodandhoney // writcrafte // zoraarian

My cutie pie mcm is in my wcw picture….but right now this is all about my girls…Here they are …. all smiling, all shining, all fly as hell, all awesome, all honest, all genuine, all inspiring me to be a better me. We’ve all been through our own curves and bridges on this journey but the loyalty, support and most importantly L O V E between these faces has always been from the purest of places. No agendas, no feigned connections or deceitful yapp'n…just true friendship, encouragement, and support. Not to mention the incredible talent amongst this crew that always blows my mind.We’ve been so emo this week but for every cry, we laugh hard, hug hard and have each other’s backs hard, (not to mention, scout for the funniest vines hard) . Love you @msmelina @mussaarmina @lizzyohpoe @luvraq soooo much. So grateful for you all.

HEY WHAT IS UP Y’ALL (that picture) *I hate myself* 

ALSO IS IT EVEN ‘EVE’ TIME ZONES FUCK THINGS UP MAN 

Anyway it’s Jai or pizzabandsyoutube and for as long as I’ve had this blog, I’ve never done a Follow Forever. Crazy, I know. For a while I didn’t use the blog much, but I had no clue what the fuck I was doing, tbh. 

This blog started out as a Janoskians blog, then a One Direction and 5sos blog, and now it’s a mix of whatever I enjoy on the daily. Mostly the Sidemen. 

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the hobbit and lord of the rings found me when i was all alone and it guided me through hard times. it introduced me to the notion that you don’t have to be the hero to have your own adventure and even though you’ve been knocked down and things haven’t turned out the way you thought they might; you’re not lost and your life has meaning. a good friendship might be the meaning of life. thank you lotr and hobbit fandoms for the journey.

Dear Swan Queen Shippers,

I feel so sad right now. And I’m sure my sadness and frustration at the actions of certain unkind people in the last 48 hrs doesn’t even come close to what you must be feeling. I can’t claim to understand your pain, but I do hope you know that you’re not alone.

The disrespect directed at the Swan Queen fandom by others is isn’t okay. Once Upon A Time is a show about family and hope and acceptance - qualities that a good few fans would do well to take to heart. It wouldn’t be the show we all know and love without the relationship between Regina Mills and Emma Swan. They are a part of the very core of the show. Their friendship and growth over the past four seasons has been an incredible journey to watch.

We should all fight for Swan Queen, even if we don’t prefer them together romantically, because that means beautiful character development for two of our leading ladies. It means a better, more well-rounded television show for us to enjoy.

However, regardless of how you feel about the relationship between Emma and Regina (romantic or otherwise), we should all be fighting for each other. At the end of the day, Once is just a show, but this fandom is full of wonderful, real people. I’ve gotten to know so many of them and I’d love to get to know more. We should be taking advantage of Once as a way to learn about each other and spread the kindness and forgiveness inspired by the show, instead of using it as a platform to spread hate.

I’m just one small person, but I’d like you all to know I support you. Sometimes not knowing how to help as an outsider can be debilitating, but if any of you need any type of specific support I’m here to say I’d be happy to, just let me know - publicly or privately. I would love to do nothing more. :)

Sincerely,

A fellow Oncer and human being

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Team Vampire Weekend is celebrating its third anniversary today!

When I started Team Vampire Weekend three years ago, I never imagined that it would become as big as it is now. It never crossed my mind that the blog would have its contents linked on reputable media outlets (Consequence of Sound, Pitchfork, Spin, Stereogum, Rolling Stone, MTV, Vulture, The New York Times blog to name a few) and would reach thousands of Vampire Weekend fans on and outside Tumblr. I never expected that the dubs themselves and their management would appreciate all the hard work I put into the blog, that they would arrange a special meet and greet for me and help me arrange a surprise meet and greet for my best friend. I never thought that Ezra Koenig himself would tell me that the blog is an “important part of the VW Community”, call it “the most respected Vampire Weekend news source on the internet”, thank me for all the “good work” I do and call me a “pillar” and the dubs’ “five star general”. How crazy is that right?

Running the blog has been a fun, crazy and surreal experience. It taught me a lot of things that could help me in my future endeavors—how to sort out my priorities, how to survive 48 hours with no sleep (this happened when the MVOTC onslaught was in full swing and iced coffee was my savior), how to never be afraid to step out of my comfort zone to get what I have always wanted, how to let go of petty issues and choose my battles (the ignore/block button on Tumblr is your best friend), etc.

Anyway, before I get too emo, I would like to thank everybody who has supported Team Vampire Weekend over the years. Thank you to those kind souls who have told me that they appreciate the time and effort that I put into the blog (messages like those make me tear up every time). Thank you to all of my friends who have been with me through thick and thin (you know who you are), most especially to my best friend who has been there for me during the best and worst times. Thanks for always having my back, bb. You are my rock and our friendship is definitely one of the most important things that I got from this experience. Thank you to Vampire Weekend and their management, for always being so nice and kind to me.

And to YOU, who is reading this post, thank you. Thanks for being in this journey with me and here’s to many more years of sharing the love and respect for Ezra, Rostam, Chris and Chris.

And here I was coming to play nice in the Richonne tag *sighs*

A few things about Michonne’s scene with David and the response it’s been receiving and then I’m out:


Firstly, I’m not talking about other ships here because they had NOTHING to do with this scene. 


1. When Michonne asks David about his wife, his answers mirror her journey. It is not alluding to anyone else (apart from her interpersonal relationship with Rick). At this point, we don’t need reminding that Glenn (god love him) is married because we know he is. Michonne asks the question because she wants to know more about this person; after he answers, he draws on her empathy by asking if she knew what he was talking about, to which she replies, “I do.” This emphasised her understanding and experience and we are made to think of what identifies Michonne; she is the person who admittedly thought she was a monster. She can empathise with this man and draw parallels with her own story.

 
2. Michonne was the only one who was out on her own for an extended amount of time. She was the one who felt her humanity had gone; that she was GONE until Andrea, Carl and Rick brought her back. Michonne is the one who gave up on being an actual person as we saw in After when she was so distraught at the loss of the prison that she walked for god knows how long with that small herd. Our dear Glenn never lost his humanity so there is no way it was about him.

3. David referring to Betsy as his friend first places emphasis on Michonne’s friendship with Rick, not so much Andrea, because of the possibility of more. Michonne had lost Andrea as a friend too by the time she made her way to the prison. We did not get to see what their friendship did for Michonne as a person; what has been made a large part of the focus of Michonne’s journey is how the Grimes family impacted on it, namely her evolving relationship with Rick.


4. Through this conversation, Michonne is able to relate to David’s experiences and reflect on her own. It’s plausible conjecture that she is considering her own friendships/relationships after the turn. The only one that we can give credence to as it pertains to this conversation is her relationship with Rick


5. This is a parallel to Michonne’s changing relationship with Rick; this is part of Michonne’s story. She deserves to have her story told in a way explicitly reflects on her journey and isn’t shared between other characters and ships. 

2014's TV Heroine & Noteworthy Actress

“You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." 

Heroes don’t always wear capes and prowl the streets in an attempt to bring justice into the world, sometimes, the most heroic thing one can do is strive towards becoming the best version of themselves all while remaining a selfless, good person who owns up to their flaws and learns from their mistakes.

Emma Swan (Once Upon A Time)

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Important Update
Friends, I have some really important updates to share with you: As most of you know, I’ve been with Before You Exit for the past 6 years as the guitar player. This has been an amazing experience and one I will always remember. The support that you all have shown us and me personally has been so great. However, I have decided to continue doing my own music and career as a solo artist. This means I will no longer be playing for Before You Exit. It’s a blessing that we are all supportive of each other in our journeys and will continue our friendships for life.  Regarding my solo career, I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m releasing my debut CD on February 22nd! I can’t tell you how excited I am to share all of this with you guys. I’ve been working hard on it for the past 6 months and am more than ready for it to be released. Only a little under 8 days till it comes out so get ready!!  Warm regards, Braiden Wood

How long can we pretend?
Just look where it has led:
Feelings that we hid,
Things we left unsaid.

It’s time to tell the truth.
I at least owe this to you.
How do I really feel?
Oh how I wish I knew.

Friends we have become
Through this journey that we’re on.
The destination yet unknown
And our time a ticking bomb.

Decisions to be made,
Where do we go from here?
Deny that burning feeling?
Act like there’s nothing there?

Is this really love,
or a confused and broken heart?
All that I really know,
You’ve been there from the start?

—  pah
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2015's TV's Top Couple Tournament: We Have a Winner!

Talk about epic timing! After millions (yes, millions!) of votes and six rounds of intense compet…

Just wanted to point this out: 

“From the moment Stefan helped Caroline through her vampire transition in the second episode of season two, a seed was planted in our minds,” executive producer Julie Plec says of the pairing’s big win. “We spent four years delicately caring for it, hoping to slowly earn our way to where we are now. Now we get to have the fun of seeing where it takes us next.  We love the passion from the fans, always, whether they support this pairing or not. Thanks for voting.”

And executive producer Caroline Dries adds, “I love that our fans can appreciate our desire not to rush relationships, and Stefan and Caroline’s ‘coupling’ is one of those cases. You may think you know where we’re going but we have some surprises up our sleeve.

Did you catch that? FOUR YEARS of development went into Steroline. A Steroline romance has literally been on the writers’ minds since 2x02- everything between Stefan & Caroline was to get us to this point. The writers didn’t intend for Stefan and Caroline to be “just friends.” Their friendship was merely part of their journey, not their destination. The writers have wanted these two together since season two. Accept it.