timeline book

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;; Just a little information as we keep in mind 4.0 and new revelations from the most recent keynote:

The Empire launched its campaign against Othard as a whole in the year 1528, and Doma eventually fell and was annexed by Garlemald in the year 1552. It’s subjugated even before Ala Mhigo, which falls to the Empire five years later in 1557 – it just seems like Ala Mhigo was conquered first because we only heard about Doma’s fall partway through A Realm Reborn, and we also didn’t get additional information concerning where Doma was on the timeline until the lore book was released. Othard has dealt with trying to fend off the Empire for a long time and has been occupied quite a while, something to remember as we move forward with assisting the various resistances.

The rebellion in Doma also succeeded in taking back the nation’s capital city temporarily before being eventually crushed when the Empire turned its attentions back on Othard following the complications concerning succession back home in Garlemald. Also considering how long they resisted the Empire prior to its first fall, Doma is – or was – a nation not to be taken lightly.

Hingashi isn’t actually part of Doma but is a separate nation entirely:

“One group, lead by Yugiri, boarded a great galleon, and in their panic made east across the Ruby Tide for the island nation of Hingashi. Alas, this nation would not risk inviting Garlemald’s ire, and turned away the Domans.” (Encyclopedia Eorzea, pg. 196)

It’s mentioned on the slides as being a nation of its own, but it’s easy to lump in in as part of Doma and call it Doman housing because of the similar aesthetics. Doma and Hingashi were/are separate nations! Hingashi sounds a bit like Othard’s answer to Ishgard, given its history of isolationism and its desire to keep its boundaries closed to foreigners. It seems to have a history of keeping itself largely neutral and self-contained, as well.

A little background information on Yugiri, now that she’s likely returning to the story in an expanded capacity:

“Having witnessed the terrors wrought by the Garlean Empire, a young Yugiri made the pilgrimage from her Raen home to the village of the shinobi, seeking tools with which she might fight the Empire. Through years of inhuman trials, she learned the ways of the shinobi – how to fight from the shadows – eventually earning the rank of “jonin.” Having thus mastered ninjutsu and being given the epithet “Mistwalker,” she pledged herself to the remnants of the Doman general’s clan. Thereafter, she waged a war against the Garlean Amy. Alas, the rebellion ended in defeat, and the Domans lost everything. Obeying her lord’s orders, Yugiri led a number of her countrymen in flight. Though the journey was long and arduous, she never allowed her people to despair, and, at the end, found them a new home. At twenty-six summers, she continues her fight alongside the Scions and the Eorzean Alliance, but has not once forgotten about her homeland or her people’s desire to one day return. Her lone indulgence is a bowl of rice doused in warm soup and topped with a small pinch of ground white radish – a Doman delicacy.” (Encyclopedia Eorzea, pg. 196)

And finally, some about Othard in general and its geography:

“Othard, or the Far East, as it is commonly referred to by those living in the west, is the smallest of the Three Great Continents, yet much like Aldenard in that it is comprised of a main landmass and countless islands off its coasts. While Aldenard is longitudinally situated farther south than Ilsabard, the towering spires which line the region’s northern border are covered in snow year-round, and the land beyond them is predominantly frozen. From these mountains trickles down the water which gives Othard life, eventually forming the One River – the longest and widest watercourse in all the Three Continents. This river passes through the great swath of grasslands in which the Auri Xaela clans live before winding through Yanxia – a fertile land that, until the recent invasion by the Garlean Empire, was controlled by the nation of Doma.

Though connected geographically, for thousands of years little interaction has taken place between Ilsabard and Othard, the main reason being a combination of near-impassable mountain ranges and deadly wastelands which severely restrict all land routes. While coastal cities have experienced limited contact with the outside via trade, the overall isolation of Othard has allowed local cultures to evolve with little to no influence from the west. Only in the past two decades have things begun to change – the advent of airship technology thrusting open the once-closed doors of the Far East. However, this new exposure also served to alert the power-hungry Garleans of new territory ripe for the plucking and it was not long before the Empire had set their sights on Doma and Dalmasca – two nations which have since been brought under the imperial standard.” (Encyclopedia Eorzea, pg. 12)

Also, this mostly my own personal thoughts, but I think it makes a lot of sense to be including both Doma and Othard in Stormblood, and that’s beyond just talking about similarities to Ala Mhigo. I definitely don’t want to talk down the really excellent opportunities to compare and contrast how the Empire handled Doma vs. Ala Mhigo and how the resistances will likely be very different, as well… but on the other hand, remember that the Meteor Project was born on Othard. It was tested on Othard. It failed and was revised on Othard. Remember what we’re faced with at the end of 3.5? What’s potentially alluded to in the 3.5 trailer with Nero’s dialogue and some of the images? And now that we’re heading to Othard again? Yeah. Might be a chance to expand some on the Meteor Project and a possible revival/revision/redirection of that knowledge and idea concerning the primal that’s hanging in the sky over the Wall, depending on what happens in 3.55. We’ll see!

imperial academy is basically high school, right? which means thrawn went to space high school for a while

anonymous asked:

Hey! So I was wondering if you had any recommendations for some fics centered around Weasley/Harry stuff. Like, fluffy and warm family-focused stuff. Preferably before next-gen stuff, like during the book timeline maybe? idk I just love those about Harry being accepted and treated like just another Weasley brother it's so sweet and it makes me happy x) Unfortunately I don't really know how to look for them. I mostly just stumble across it. (Some Hinny incorporated in there would be a bonus xD)

ALSO, just any fic with some lovely brotherly interactions between Harry/any of the Weasley brothers. uwu            

Ok I picked out some of mine that I think fit, plus some of my favorites from other authors :) [read them I love them].

I don’t tend to read many fics that happen during the books, so these are all post books but mostly pre next gen.  If anyone has some during the books favorites tell me and I’ll share!

Also, check my tag for the Weasleys

Please share favorites if you have them!

  • Enigma
    • George has a way of convincing people to go along with his shenanigans.
  • Staggering
    • Harry and Ron return after a sudden Auror assignment called them away.
  • Dawning
    • Ron and Ginny have a discussion just between the two of them.
  • Endearment
    • Ron and Harry have a late night talk about their lives.
  • Classified
    • Harry and Ginny discover how hard it is to keep a secret in the Weasley family.
  • Souvenir
    • Even Harry needs a Stag Party
  • Filibuster
    • Harry and the Weasleys are getting back to normal after the war.
  • Essential
    • Harry and Ron have an important discussion about their friendship.
  • Uproarious
    • The holidays are a time for family, friends, food, and making your brothers supremely uncomfortable.
  • Tents, Tea, and Rubbish
    • Harry arrives back to the family tent at the Quidditch World Cup to find everyone eating breakfast, and Rita Skeeter’s morning Prophet article hanging, framed, upon the nearest cloth wall.
  • Big Brother Moment
    • ALL DIALOGUE, Harry/Ginny. Ron gets all big-brothery about Ginny when he realizes Harry didn’t sleep in his own room. Or at least attempts to. “I… you… just… I don’t know. But you didn't… sort of… I don’t know. Did you?” (Rated T for obvious references, nothing very racy.)
  • Excitement
    • One-shot. Complete. It’s Christmas morning at Grimmauld Place and Harry’s been a rather sweet man, giving more of himself than ever expected.
  • One of Us
    • Molly takes care of Harry after the battle. [one-shot for Parental Figure Challenge]
  • The First Christmas After the War
    • The First Christmas After The War
  • Happy Mother’s Day Molly Weasley
    • Molly waits anxiously for her daughter to come home, but when she arrives Molly notices that she’s wearing a shirt that doesn’t belong to her. Of course Molly is upset, but is it really what it looks like?
  • The Lavatory Assembly
    • Ginny Weasley didn’t intend for Harry to be one of the last people to find out about her pregnancy. Unfortunately an accidental congregation in the toilets of The Leaky Cauldron took the decision out of her hands. In other words how James Sirius Potter was almost called Trevor in memory of a brave and trampled toad. Slightly inspired by a scene from BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey.
  • Firewhisky Advice
    • Things are about to change for our intrepid hero! Takes place a few months after Snitches, Bubbles, and Pizza.

anonymous asked:

Hello! So I am going through your blog trying to find key things that make you believe larry and im a bit overwhelmed. Could you maybe explain a bit more? Im starting to think larry is a thing but im not sure yet. I need more evidence you know?

Okay. Let’s do this. I am going to link you to masterposts and analysis over the years. You can see for yourself then. :)

X Factor

July-August 2010 Timeline by worshippedlove
X Factor: July-September 2010 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
September-October 2010 Timeline by worshippedlove
X Factor: Week 5 Larry Timeline by bulletproofhalo
X Factor: October-December 2010 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
November-December 2010 Timeline by worshippedlove


Louis Twitter Analysis 2011 by bulletproofhalo
Louis Twitter Analysis 2012 by bulletproofhalo
Louis Twitter Analysis: Comparative Notes by bulletproofhalo
WTF: Jay, Twitter & Elounor by bulletproofhalo
Jay’s Tweets: Harry & Family vs. The Other Boys by bulletproofhalo
Louis Talking About 1D Management and Tweets by gloubear
Harry’s Lyrical Twitter Warnings by whatiwishicould


Larry Timeline: Tattoos To Date by bulletproofhalo
Harry & Louis’ HQ Tattoos Masterpost by too-old-for-this-ship


Louis is a Lying Liar Who Lied: MuchMusic Interview Analysis by epicmischief
Denials and Management by theharrylouistreatise
Outings by theharrylouistreatise
Not Denying/Lying Analysis by stylinhome
Outing by lhrry


Up All Night Tour by louis-little-strawberry
Top 112 LouisandHarry Moments During the TMH Tour by bromanceshmomance
Larry Moments - TMH Tour edition by larryfeelings
WWA Tour Larry moments video & video
OTRA Larry by lhrry
OTRA Larry 2 by lhrry
Harry and Louis Touching in M&G Photos Masterpost by legohousedea 

Timelines  (after TXF, chronological)
January 2011 Timeline by worshippedlove
February 2011 Timeline by worshippedlove
March 2011 Timeline by worshippedlove
Forever Young Book Signings: March 2011 by bulletproofhalo
Larry April 2011 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
April 2011 TImeline by worshippedlove
May 2011 Timeline by worshippedlove
June 2011 Timeline by worshippedlove
Larry and Leeds Masterpost by what-love-means
Leeds Masterpost by leedshappened
Larry September 2011 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
Larry October 2011 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
Larry October 2011 Timeline (An Addendum) by bulletproofhalo
#welivetogetherdealwithit: Harry’s Living Situation (Oct. 2012- Nov. 2013) by cumatmepants
Larry November 2011 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
Larry December 2011 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
December 23, 2011 Masterpost by bulletproofhalo
Larry January 2012 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
Larry in Paris 2012 Timeline by likecharity
Larry’s Valentine 2012 Timeline by thisismyoneluckyprize
Larry February 2012 Timeline by bulletproofhalo
Larry March 2012 Timeline by likecharity
Oct. 2012- Oct. 2013 by ashavahishta
Larry Oct/Nov 2012 Timeline by what-love-mean
Larry January 2013 Timeline by what-love-means
H/L Movie Date by friendly-larry-reminders
Jan 23-26 2013 by thestylinsoncrew
Larry February 2013 Timeline by what-love-means
Larry March 2013 Timeline by sillyghosts
Larry April 2013 Timeline by donnysoldier
Larry May 2013 Timeline by donnysoldier
Larry June 2013 Timeline by donnysoldier
Larry July 2013 Timeline by donnysoldier
Short Recap: August-December 2013 by theboyfriends
January 2014 Timeline by stagtattoo
February 2014 Timeline by stagtattoo
March 2014 Timeline by stagtattoo
April 2014 Timeline by stagtattoo
Larry Stylinson 2014 Timeline by thelarrydocuments
Babygate by lhrry 

Matching clothes   

Harry and Louis dressing alike: Masterpost by thefangirlextraordinaire 

 Lyric changes/singing to each other
video analysis of lyric changes
Louis sings “Cause you’ve got a big dick” by bromanceshmomance
Louis sings “top at home” by queerturtle
Louis sings “I can’t compete with my boyfriend…” by teenytomlin
Harry mouths “Love you” in Louis’ direction by tommos-cupcake
Harry mouths “Love them endlessly” in Louis’ direction by bromanceshmomance
Harry sings “They could never shut us down” to Louis a lot by tracedust 

Staring at each other   
Larry Stylinson Heart Eyes by hazzalovesboo 

Larry moments 
Top 100 H/L Tour 2013 Moments by bulletproofhalo
Favourite Larry Moments by bromanceshmomance
A Video Compilation of Moments: Won’t Stop ‘Til We Surrender aka “The Larry Bible” by monitchka2
Top 30 Iconic Larry Stylinson Moments part 1/part 2/part 3 by freddieismyqueen


“I’d like to thank everyone at Modest!” by larryandstiles
Modest! gives Harry permission to shake Louis’ hand gifset by motelstyles
Harry says he has a boyfriend, and it is said that has to be taken out of the interview by oh-shenanigans, text fixed by stylinsweet
Louis disses Harry Magee, a head of Modest! Management gifset by thisismyoneluckyprize
The Difference Between Real Privacy and Forced Closeting by thisiskatsblog and honeycaller
Larry Stylinson and the Photo Ban by foldablelouis

Body language
Larry Stylinson Public Affection by hazzalovesboo
Larry Stylinson: Jealousy and Possessiveness by hazzalovesboo
The Difference Between Platonic and Romantic Touches by foldablelouis
Body Language Analysis by stylinhome
Harry and Louis: Body Language by jetpacksjumpingjacks
Platonic Best Mates by larrycoincidences
They Are Really Good At Flirting And Really Bad At Hiding by theharrylouistreatise
They Have Sex by theharrylouistreatise
Mirroring by lhrry
whether you believe larry is real or not, you can’t deny they have sex by laddyharry


chicken stuffed with mozzarella wrapped in parmaham with a side of homemade mash by cocoalou
Harry Knows Louis’ Alarm Tone gifset by fadingwings (youtube link)
1D Day: Louis moves away from Harry after looking off screen by braverytattoos
1D Day: Harry’s bed is unmade on both sides and has bottles on both night stands by cuppateaseandthingsicanchangethingsicant
“Hand on the Butt” by stylinnuendo
Things About Elounor that Don’t Add Up by gloubear
How Loud Can You Scream Publicity Stunt? by whatiwishicouldWhy I Believe Haylor Is 100% Fake And For Publicity by larryisstylin
234 Reasons to Believe in Larry by louis-smiles


Rereading ASOUE and ATWQ has me thinking about the Snicket Universe timeline in the context of the generation(s) each character belongs to. I’ve divvied the characters up by generations and placed some birthdays and events on a timeline in relation to their distance to the schism. Most dates are estimates, but everything that I have seems to match up fairly well with the books. Not all of the characters listed are necessarily members of V.F.D., but all have some relationship to the V.F.D. conspiracy.

The only date that I’m totally guessing on is Ishmael’s birthday, but I figure he had to be born at least 30 years before the schism.

Anyway, this chart is still a work in progress. Will update as I go.

Rough-draft-ish timeline for book 1! BTW if you are visual like me, the closest we get to a calendar year for All For the Game is 2006/2007. It’s not 100% accurate, because not all of the dates match up perfectly throughout the whole series, but this is the closest one, with only a few dates off. It diverges in June, so I kept to the book for the rest of June because dates were easy to track; it meets back up with the calendar year in August and so far as I’ve checked sticks pretty close to it for the rest of the series?? The games do at least??

In the days that were too eventful (or I just typed too much for them), I underline the important parts tumblr removed my underlines?? i’ll think of something sorry!!, and for all of it I italicize direct quotes

The Foxhole Court Timeline - Rough Draft Edition

~Friday, April 7 (approx date): Wymack, Kevin, and Andrew come to Arizona to recruit Neil

Thursday, May 11: “Neil Josten” graduates HS

Friday, May 12: Andrew picks Neil up from the airport, he meets Nicky, Aaron, and Abby, sees the court for the first time, moves in with Wymack

Saturday, May 13: Andrew nearly stabs Nicky, Neil exhausts himself trying to score on Andrew

-it gets approximate again here bc it says 5 weeks should pass but only 4 do, so I’m using context to close out the gaps-

~Tuesday, May 30: Neil goes to the court at night for the first time & finds Andrew and Kevin there; Andrew shows Neil the knives hidden in his armbands, beautiful lines such as “exy is just slightly less boring than living is” and “I’m not a math problem” “I’ll still solve you” and “this was a dream he’d have to wake up from eventually” occur

~Wednesday, May 31: Wymack tells Kevin about the district transfer, tells Neil about the Moriyamas, Neil considers running but decides to stay until the match against the Ravens

Thursday, June 1: Raven’s district transfer effective

*Sunday, June 9: foxes move into Fox Tower, Matt offers to kick Kevin’s ass for Neil (and actually does until Andrew stops him), Dan and Renee give Neil tea and cookies like the princesses they are, Andrew goes through Neil’s stuff, Andrew admits for murder w/ no chill instance #1, Neil has a lot of panic attacks and fits of dissociation and decides again to stay because “one of us has to make it” and he’s decided to pick Kevin’s life over his

*Wednesday, June 12: Seth punches Kevin as soon as Andrew leaves for his meeting with Bee

*Friday, June 14: Columbia & all that that disaster entails

*Saturday, June 15: Neil hops out the window, calls Matt to ask him to watch his stuff, hitchhikes/walks home, tells Andrew half (most) of the truth, ends on “Hope was a dangerous and disquieting thing, but he thought perhaps he liked it.”

*Monday, June 17: Kevin comes to take Neil to night practice, but Matt and Seth send him away

*Tuesday, June 18: first night practice!!, “the master?” “Coach Moriyama”; Matt waits up for Neil like the precious and pure human he is

*Wednesday, June 19: Nicky asks Aaron (in German) if he thinks Neil will ever forgive them (it’s literally been 4 days, he needs to chill), and Neil realizes that Andrew didn’t tell the others he can speak German and wonders why

*Friday, June 21: ERC makes the official announcement about Edgar Allen’s district transfer; Seth says my person favorite of his lines: “Tell me, when’s the last time anyone cried for you?”

Wednesday, August 23: Team psych evals w Bee

Thursday, August 24: First day of classes, Matt wakes Neil up for practice and the following killer exchange happens: “I’m fine.” “You say that an awful lot.”

Friday, August 25: Game day, all of the upperclassmen take turns walking Neil to/from classes, Seth and Allison sit with him at lunch and tell him about the Renee/Andrew betting pool, Neil finds out Andrew goes sober on game nights, Nicky apologises for the Columbia thing 

GAME V BRECKENRIDGE JACKALS: Seth and Kevin fight on court 13 minutes into the game (no one took Nicky’s bet so he doesn’t win anything), Neil goes in at 20 minutes for Seth (”Hey Pinnocchio, time to run. This one’s for you.”), Matt punches Gorilla for Kevin and then runs and hides behind Andrew for safety (these nerds are such children I love them), Neil begins to feel a burning hatred for the jackals: “Gorilla had been trying to hurt Kevin’s hand his first day back on the court, which was unbelievably cruel. Neil hoped Matt had bruised some ribs with that punch.”; Neil scores his first goal!!; final score 7-9 loss (not bad tbh), and then the upperclassmen/Neil stay up all night partying like the nerds they are, I love these kids

Saturday, August 26: Kathy’s show, Neil’s 1st time on the bus, “Kevin’s smile was a brittle and bitter thing”; Kevin threatens to cut Neil off from night practices to force him to go on Kathy’s show (and Andrew laughs and calls Neil an idiot); “As complicated as Neil’s obsession with Kevin was, one truth was undeniable: he didn’t want Kevin to hate him.”; “I think of you as one half of a whole.” “At least I have room to stretch out now.” that is a SAVAGE BURN coming from Kevin wow; but then fuckface Riko appears, fuck him 5ever; “Renee was sitting sideways in Andrew’s lap, one foot braced against the ground to keep him from shoving her off”; Neil insults Riko on national television because “his temper couldn’t stomach any more of Riko’s cruelty”; Neil is actually afraid of Riko a little/lot because “Riko had the same stare that his father did: he looked at Neil and saw only flesh that knew how to bleed”; Andrew puts himself between Riko and Neil <3; back at home Andrew punches through his window; “Oh Neil, as unpredictable as he is unreal” wow Andrew you’re falling in love already aren’t you??; “running was only an option when no one was looking” & “You gave your game to Kevin. Give your back to me.”; Columbia: “Let Andrew buy you things if he wants to. He’s not usually the gift-giving type.” & “You’re one of us, which means we’ll never push you farther than you’re willing to go.” ; Andrew disappears for 30 minutes (so he goes and does the do with Roland in the back room!!!); Wymack calls with the news about Seth’s overdose (Andrew, Kevin, and Neil have too much chill about this news “keep up with the conversation” “what about the lineup” “that apathy doesn’t bode well for your sanity”); Andrew gives Neil the key

-end of book 1-

Book 1 covers 18 specific days days and spans ~5months

so @coldsaturn @glenflower and @unidentified-flying-outrage here’s the first draft!

Part One, Chapter Eight: Seasons Change, Part One.

This chapter travels oh the puns more along the Starz timeline than the book’s. Jamie and Claire (and Julia) have gathered the men Old Simon has allowed to fight with the Jacobites and are now en route to Edinburgh.
You can read previous chapters here.
Curtain up:

April 10th, 1745; Somewhere between Beauly and Edinburgh, Scotland

“Can ye say Fergus?” Jamie prompted Julia.

“‘Us,” she immediately answered.

“What about Auntie Jenny?” I could hear the smile in his voice as he moved down the list of our daughter’s favorite people.

Julia seemed to think about this one for a time before replying. “Neenee.”

“Can ye say Maggie?” Jamie suggested.

This name was a relatively recent addition to her vocabulary. Julia and her cousin Maggie, Jenny’s middle child, were inseparable. The two were capable of just about anything. They were known to combine their skill sets to cause even greater mischief. Maggie was the brains, having the developmental advantage of being ten months older, and Julia the climber.

I swear that child could out climb a monkey.

“Gee.” Julia proudly supplied.

Jamie turned the subject away from family and onto the livestock that inhabited Lallybroch. Calls of moo, baa, meow, neigh, and woof traveled back to me over his broad shoulders. He tried to get her to cluck like a chicken, but she refused.

They started on anatomy next and I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. How on earth was our child going to learn a complete language with Jamie and the Murray crew instructing in Gaelic, Fergus in French, and me in English? I could tell from Jamie’s praises that she was correctly identifying various parts of her body in all three, although English claimed the highest success rate.

Yeux. Sròn. Ears. Beul. Tête.

“Who am I, mo beag nighean?” His arm moved, presumably pointing to himself. “Who is this?”

“Da!” Julia giggled.

That sound.

My heart skipped a beat and a smile tugged at the corner of my lips. The sound of my daughter’s laugh was the only thing that could ease the overwhelming weight of fear pressing down upon me, if only for a moment.

Julia’s laughter was a rare sound in the last three weeks. Her health had taken a nose dive the day we arrived at Beauly and had been plummeting ever since. She was dropping weight at an alarming rate and slept about as much as she was awake. Her skin was cold and clammy, taut over her cheekbones and ribs. I used my time there to assemble anything I could get my hands on that would either ease her pain or possibly help her survive one day more.

We spent a good portion of our last days there arguing over our next course of action. Jamie insisted I return to Lallybroch with Julia, while I staunchly refused to do any such thing. Another of his plans involved all three of us back-tracking to deposit our daughter into Jenny’s capable hands, but I could not part with Julia any more than I could part with Jamie.

We both knew that moving forward to Culloden Moor would not only threaten our lives, but the life of our beloved daughter and, yet, returning her to the relative safety and comfort of Lallybroch wouldn’t ensure her health either. If we made sure she was kept protected from the elements, it didn’t matter much if she was here or there.

What did matter, was that we were together. I would continue to do everything within my power to keep it that way.

It had been two days since we left the ancestral home of Jamie’s forefathers with the small band of Fraser fighting men in tow. While traveling with a twenty month old was a considerable improvement upon traveling with a three month old, I wouldn’t do that again for all the tea in China, the pace that Julia had set was not what Jamie had expected. The plan had been that we were to meet Murtagh, Fergus, and the Lallybroch men at the Jacobite stronghold in Edinburgh tomorrow, but I could tell from the set of my husband’s shoulders that we would not be making that rendezvous.

Jamie switched to another of Julia’s favorite games: my name.

“Can ye say ma-ma-ma?” his voice raised slightly to ensure I could hear him.

I could hear them, alright. My husband found the obstinate streak in our daughter hilarious and repeated this little interchange whenever possible. All the better if he had an audience, which he did if the Beauly men could hear them.

“Ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma,” Julia dutifully copied her father.

Jamie boosted his daughter higher onto his shoulder, “Who is tha’, Julia?”

I made a funny face, waggling my eyebrows, and she beamed at me.

“Mim!” she announced, clapping her hands.

Not Ma or Mama, not Mum or Mummy, but always Mim.

I grinned right back and replied, more to Jamie than Julia,  “Give Da a kiss for me, will you, sweetheart?”

Happy to oblige, she planted what looked like a very slobbery kiss on Jamie’s cheek and clapped again in delight.

aph-russia-x-china  asked:

I absolutely adore your mafia!AU Your descriptions and your art are so beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ I was wondering if you ever have any plans for an actual novel? (I tried to look for answers on your blog but Tumblr has always been foreign territory for me - aha sorry)

first off, i’m really sorry for taking so long to provide a formal answer to questions about what project and form my au (the world belongs to youan eastern promises mafia au series ♔) will eventually become! this isn’t the first ask i’ve received on that topic, but this is the most recent one, so i’m taking this as a chance to finally address it, lol!

long term, i’m not quite sure if this is going to end up as a visual novel or a comic/doujinshi. i think i shy away from the idea of a webcomic, because i like print material and i know i can’t commit to a daily release schedule. this is not to say i won’t end up compiling it as a PDF for online release! i’d just prefer for it to be in a print medium first (this is the comics free-lancer in me speaking, haha). i know the eventual long game is for this to become an original work with some form of screenplay… i know, i know, that sounds all ambitious for an au about anime countries

short term, i’m going to produce a concept art book of illustrations and character designs for tokyo comiket this winter! i’m hoping to also create several insert zines about some of the cast, too, by then! i’ll be overseeing the print production in china in december, and then hauling my books off to japan for a few weeks

i just created a patreon for this project for my western audience (northern america and europe) in case there’s demand for the book to be available outside of asia! i have a timeline for this book to be completed and published in time for comiket, so, don’t worry, it’s getting made anyways (and of course i’ll still share some excerpts on tumblr), but this in case the rest of y’all wanted to join me on my progress and see some more exclusives! ^^ you’ll be able to access more research and informative content i have stockpiled for my au, nsfw nonsense (lol), and some other goodies!

thanks again for being interested in this pretty bizarre project of mine, haha

Snow Crash is the only cyberpunk media I’ve seen that fundamentally gets that the Dystopian Future isn’t going to be a stylishly grim aesthetic blog, dark and rainy twenty hours a day.

The Dystopian Future is going to be ruined by lawyers and it’ll be goddamn ridiculous and it’ll be coast-to-coast strip malls and Minion memes and anthropomorphic dicks and unskippable ads and corporate Twitter accounts referencing five-year-old memes and malware-filled download sites.

if you want a vision of the future, imagine your old high school acquaintance who never outgrew 4chan, forever.


❄  N O R T H E R N  L A D I E S  O F  T H E  N E W  C E N T U R Y  ❄

Before I am your daughter, your sister, your aunt, niece, or cousin, I am my own person, and I will not set fire to myself to keep you warm. 

anonymous asked:

Are there any time travel fics where Snape is visited by a Hermione from the future?

Hello! I’m so sorry for the looong wait T_T but I’m finally publishing this ask and even so I’m actually not much help…

  • Fade to Grey by marianne le fey - Unable to catch hold of anything in order to save herself, her mind clung to the one fact it knew to be unassailably true: something was terribly, terribly wrong.
    • It’s been a super long time since I’ve read this but I know it has a time-traveling Hermione. I believe Hermione jumps from time to time and am unsure whether or not she visits the Snape we know during the book/movie timelines.
  • Somewhere I Have Never Travelled… by Savageland - More than thirty years after a mass-killing curse devastated Hogwarts, a mature Hermione makes a life-threatening journey back to that time, hoping what she’s learned will save lives. Taking the alias “Gwen Hawking,” she finds her mission further complicated by a passionate, conflicted relationship with a much younger man—Severus Snape—and the distrust of her eighteen-year-old self.

If anyone knows of any fics that fits the request, please be sure to let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

— Kairou ♡

Sunday 1:30pm
today I have finally sat down at my study desk and read around 5 chapters of cloudstreet and even made a timeline! Finally productive after so many days, i found that reading a book that i have to read is extremely difficult but found a way to cope, which is to make a timeline after each chapter! and also i printed some of the research i found online which was very helpful. :)
right now i feel super sleepy so as a reward to myself, i will go have a nap after finish reading the 10th chapter!
happy studying everyone :)

The Eras of Redwall (1986-2011)

After reading through the entire Redwall series I decided to split it up into chunks that I saw delineated different points in the evolution of the series.

1. Early Period (Redwall - Outcast of Redwall)

The Early Period of the Redwall series saw the birth of the series as well as many of its most classic novels and characters. Unlike most series that last twenty-plus books, the Redwall series found itself relatively early on, falling into a pattern from which future books in the series rarely deviated. This period is further divided into two smaller sub-eras. The first of these sub-eras spans from Redwall through Mattimeo. During this time, the basic good and evil species are established, along with the series’ rustic western European setting. Redwall Abbey, Mossflower Wood, and Salamandastron were all established. Brian Jacques’ writing style even then with florid descriptions of food and scenery, enormous quests, and tales of friendship, loyalty, and honor. Several concepts/animals were also taken out (horses, piglets, crabs, and Portugal) thus transporting Redwall to its own world: much like our world, only not. The second sub-era starts with Mariel of Redwall, which established the “feel” of the Redwall novels as we know it. However, the subsequent books were still characterized by rather dark experimentation. Martin the Warrior featured the death of Rose, perhaps the most famous death in the series. Outcast of Redwall was the only Redwall book which seriously questioned the black-and-white morals of the series. One can only imagine what would have happened had Veil Sixclaw survived to win the trust of all Redwallers. However, after this book, the Redwall series went on to steadily develop and expand the world which it had built.

II. Middle Period (Pearls of Lutra - Taggerung)

The Middle Period of the Redwall series primarily expanded upon the style which had been established in the early novels. This period is generally characterized by sprawling, intricate quests which take place far from home and enormous, bloody showdowns. During this time, the series explores faraway lands, like the tropical island of Sampetra to earlier times such as the days of Brocktree and Luke the Warrior. Significant development is made during this era to the vermin. They are generally more competent and more professional than the general rabble which filled the armies of the early villains, who were more renowned for cruelty than for intelligence. The era saw the deceptively calm Ublaz Mad-Eyes, the erudite Vilu Daskar, and the treacherous Marlfoxes. Jacques successfully boosted the intelligence and power of the vermin hordes, presenting greater challenges toward the protagonists, which in turn allowed for more intricate, exciting plotlines full of strategy and betrayal. In terms of chronology, the Middle Period mainly consists of the continuation of the Matthias saga through four books - three of which feature the long-living Cregga Rose Eyes. This creates a sense of consistency and development throughout this era not seen in the ensuing period.

III. Late Period (Triss - The Rogue Crew)

The Late Period of the Redwall series was the only era in the entire timeline of the books to follow a strict chronological order. There were no grand sagas featuring warrior families or close-related tales. In fact, with the exception of Triss, all the stories take place so far apart from one another that there is not a single mention of the previous book. This era also saw the recycling of several old stories. Numerous parallelisms can be drawn between High Rhulain and Pearls of Lutra, and Loamhedge is another trip back to Mattimeo, introducing another Wearet in the process. In this period, Brian Jacques focuses primarily on furthering the tropes which characterized the Redwall series. Some of the most mouth-watering descriptions of food are penned down during this time, and there seems to be a strong emphasis placed on friendship, across numerous parties of protagonists. Despite its reusing of old plotlines, this era was not without its changes. The protagonists from this era generally consisted of young woodlanders not even in their teens who were, unlike the older, more seasoned main characters of the past, were thrown into a world where they had to find the warrior inside them. The villains they faced once again had their size and brutality bumped up, as though to be even more imposing. More changes were abound toward the end of the era: The Sable Quean was the first book to feature a mole warrior and four, not three, parts, and The Rogue Crew showed a vermin ship on wheels. Unfortunately, future developments of the world of Redwall ended with Brian Jacques’ death in 2011.

On another note, I wanna rant about a few things:
1.) The timeline of the books. I can tell we’re in the 2016-17 year but the first 6 books took place from 2005-2007 so???? I’m confused of it all, okay?
2.) Um, not to sound selfish but I was hoping to see certain characters that I was sure would appear and interact a lot rather than simple conversations or name mentioning. Like John Matthew, Saxton, Luchas (which, goddamnit, i was sure would be involved in this book someway, somehow), and so on.
3.) Finally, not so much of a rant but, man I still cannot believe they managed to make ends meet. Absolutely surprised that everything is settled with the Bastards and the Brotherhood.

anonymous asked:

Do you know what Stefan was doing in the books while damon and Elena were together? i can't imagine book Stefan being as accepting as show stefan

um my memory/timeline of the books is hazy but i believe elena turns into a vampire and stefan is about to attack damon but because she’s sired she defends damon so heartbroken stefan leaves town but then elena remembers she actually loves stefan and goes searching for him or something