Just a thought today: the thing I love the absolute most about Dan Steven’s Beast is the fact that he actually acts like a prince who was turned into a beast. He’s not a child. In the original he never learned to read, but here he’s like ‘I never got around to learning Greek’
“Grant them removed, and grant that this your noise Hath chid down all the majesty of England; Imagine that you see the wretched strangers, Their babies at their backs with their poor luggage, Plodding to the ports and coasts for transportation, And that you sit as kings in your desires, Authority quite silenced by your brawl, And you in rough of your opinions clothed; What had you got? I’ll tell you: you had taught How insolence and strong hand should prevail, How order should be quelled; and by this pattern Not one of you should live an aged man, For other ruffians, as their fancies wrought, With self same hand, self reasons, and self right, Would shark on you, and men like ravenous fishes Would feed on one another.
O, desperate as you are, Wash your foul minds with tears, and those same hands, That you like rebels lift against the peace, Lift up for peace, and your unreverent knees, Make them your feet to kneel to be forgiven!
You’ll put down strangers, kill them, cut their throats, And lead the majesty of law in line, To slip him like a hound. Say now the king (As he is clement, if th’ offender mourn) Should so much come to short of your great trespass As but to banish you, whither would you go? What country, by the nature of your error, Should give you harbor? Go you to France or Flanders, To any German province, to Spain or Portugal, Anywhere that not adheres to England,– Why, you must needs be strangers: would you be pleased To find a nation of such barbarous temper, That, breaking out in hideous violence, Would not afford you an abode on earth, Whet their detested knives against your throats, Spurn you like dogs, and like as if that God Owed not nor made not you, nor that the elements Were not all appropriate to your comforts, But chartered unto them, what would you think To be thus used? This is the strangers’ case; And this your momtainish inhumanity.”
today in things I love – thinking we were going to get Isak I’m a badass and here’s my middle finger to show you just how badass I am Valtersen when we saw that profile picture change but actually getting Isak talking in a soft voice with my boy about sparkling wine on our to way to move in together Valtersen in that first clip.
There are a lot of moments I love in Wonder Woman for example, when Charlie says they might be better off without him and then she says “Oh, Charlie. But then who would sing for us?” Her tone and her face and her everything - *face crumple*
Oh God, or the part where she gets so excited to see a baby? And! And! When she tells the ice cream vendor he should be proud? MY HEART CAN’T HANDLE ANY OF IT.
I got off track, though. My point is - I love a shit ton of things about this movie but at my second viewing today, the thing I loved most was when @itonlylookslikeimincharge started crying in the middle of the movie. Ladies’ responses to this movie have been so goddamn wonderful to see/read about.
FAN ART FOR STRANGER FORCES!
Created by the talented: @kabuki-akuma
Well I wanted to practice on drawing in the show’s style and
I kinda just got bored and what a coincidence… I started watching Stranger Things today!
I LOVED It and can’t wait for the second season to come out!
Anyway, I hope u guys enjoy!
i finally read houseki no kuni bc of you and holy /shit/. i normally dont get invested in these kinds of plots but i ploughed through the entire thing today and i love how i already feel nostalgia for earlier stories and protag, and how both change so smoothly but are still almost completely unrecognizable when compared to the before and after. i feel so mad for cinnibar lmao
Right? The sense of constant, crawling progression is heart-aching and manages to communicate the passage of time and how people evolve better than 99% of all media where the primary characters are actual mortals.
it manages to invoke the idea of your experiences shaping you into a new person but that not strictly meaning your identity is transient with symbolism. the fact that not only would ichikawa haruko even bother but she managed to do it so deftly is really incredible
Hey Mia I was hoping you can write a scenario where Atobe, Tezuka, Yukimura, Sanada, and Tokugawa proposes to their s/o (female) after years of dating? Thanks so much!
Here you go, love! <3 Sorry for the long wait. xxxx
You woke up in an empty bed. With a groan, you hid your face further in your pillow. It was your free day, so you slept longer than usual. The only bad thing about the morning was that Atobe already left for work. After a while of simply lying in bed you slowly sat up and spotted a neatly folded note next to your bed ‘Good morning, love. I assume you lay in bed for a while after you woke up. Do you know that I love how you look in the morning the most? You look stunning when you wear a dress and makeup, but only you, without any makeup and fancy dresses is the most beautiful thing in the world.’ A small blush spread across your face and you giggled about how Atobe exactly knew that you would take your time to stand up.
When you walked into the dining room a maid immediately brought you a cup of your favorite tea with another note ‘I knew you would like a cup of tea in the morning. Do you know that I love how you always inhale the tea’s fragrance before you take a sip?’ You smiled, wondering a bit about what was going on.
Your next stop was the library. You loved the mansion’s library. The smell of books, the calming atmosphere and on top of it your favorite couch. Atobe had seen you glancing at it when you were shopping and two days later it stood in your library. You flopped down and your eyes widened when you saw that your favorite book was already placed on the table and a fluffy blanket was spread out on the couch. You picked up the small note next to the book 'I knew you would come here. I hope you liked the tea, love. I know you like to cuddle into a blanket when you read, but you always forget to bring one along into the library. Do you know how much I love to watch you read? You make the most adorable expressions while reading and I could watch you all day long. I love it how much you feel with the characters, but you can’t imagine how much I panicked when you first ran to me crying because your favorite character died.’ You chuckled about the memory, Atobe looked ready to kill someone when you sobbed into his shirt and you can clearly recall the look on his face when you told him that you only cried because of a book.
This continued for the rest of the day. You found countless notes, all of them stating things Atobe loved about you. It was already getting dark when one of the maids brought you another note. The note instructed you to go into the garden and you wondered what Atobe had planned now.
The moment you stepped into the huge garden there was a path illuminated by a few lights sitting in the trees. You walked along the path until you spotted Atobe. His back was facing you and his figure was illuminated by the moon. Somehow Atobe must have sensed your presence, because he slowly turned around, gazing directly at you. A small smile spread across his face when he walked up to you and you noticed again how handsome he looked in his perfectly fitting suit. Atobe placed a gentle kiss on your cheek, but when you tried to ask him what all this was about he shushed you.
He took a step back before starting to speak “(Nam)-chan, I told you today a few of the things I love about you. I wanted to list all of them, but I soon noticed that there wasn’t enough paper in the whole world to write them down. I love every single thing about you and during the last few years I noticed that there is only one thing I really want. I want to be together with you – always. I promise to do anything to make you happy and protect you. I don’t want to send a single day without you and you probably should know that I wanted to make this a lot more pompous, but I know you wouldn’t want that. The only thing that is really important to me is you and I want to give you the world.” Atobe gracefully went down on one knee and held up a small box. The moonlight reflected in the diamond ring “(last name) (first name), will you marry me?”
Tears were streaming down your face and you only managed to repeatedly nod your head. Atobe gently grabbed your hand and slid the ring on your finger before placing a delicate kiss on your knuckles. When Atobe stood up again, he had a joyous smile on his face, his eyes shining with happiness and you immediately threw yourself into his arm. Atobe’s arms quickly wound around your waist and with a disbelieving laugh, he easily picked you up to twirl you around.
Tezuka was sure about proposing to you, he wanted to spend the rest of his life with you, so why was he so nervous? He wasn’t used to the feeling, but he wanted everything to be perfect for you. He even started to read articles about how to propose, but that made things worse. There were so many things he had to consider. He spent all of his free time planing and he didn’t realize how worried you got.
Honestly, you had no idea what was going on. Why did Tezuka act so distant? Had you done something wrong? Was he tired of you? You wanted to ask him, but whenever he came home from work he immediately walked into his study and spent the whole evening there. Often you already were already sleeping when he slipped into bed next to you. It was driving you insane.
One day you got a message from Tezuka. When you saw his name on the screen you expected the worst, but he only asked you to bring him some documents and an address. You were a bit confused, it wasn’t like Tezuka to forget something, but well, you had nothing better to do. You gathered the documents and made your way to said address.
You looked around, somehow the street seemed strangely familiar. You walked past a sweets store and you could swear that you had been there before. When you finally arrived at your goal your eyes widened. Your old kindergarten, what the hell should you do here? You knew that it closed, shortly after you started school, but the door stood open. You slowly walked up the steps and into the building, gripping the documents tighter.
Tentatively you called out Tezuka’s name, but received no answer. You walked through the halls until you reached the back door. The door was ajar and you carefully pushed it open. You entered the garden, most of the play equipment was old, the grass higher and full of wildflowers. In front of a bench in the back of the garden stood Tezuka, a small smile spreading across his face when he saw you appear in the door. You walked up to him, your head tilted to the side in confusion “What are you doing here, or better what are we doing here?” Tezuka took a step to the side, revealing more of the bench “Do you remember what happened here?” You gazed at the bench, how could you forget?
This was where you first met Tezuka. It was your first day in kindergarten and you were sitting on the bench crying because some of the boys were mean to you. You couldn’t really remember what they did, but Tezuka came up to you and handed you a flower “Don’t cry. Let’s be friends!” You nodded your head and he kissed your cheek before running off.
Tezuka saw the recognition on your face and he slowly lowered himself to kneel down “Here is where we first met, and here is where I first kissed you. You can’t imagine how happy I am that I met you this day. I don’t plan to ever let you go. You complete me and I love you so much. If you let me, I will spend the rest of my life trying to be the best husband for you. (first name) (last name) will you marry me?”
You gasped and the documents fell out of your hands when he presented a stunning ring to you. You nodded your head before choking out a “Yes!” and letting yourself sink to the ground to hug Tezuka. You could hear him chuckle into your ear when his arms wrapped around you. He pulled back after a while and slipped the ring on your finger before helping you back on your feet. You wanted to say something, but as soon as you stood Tezuka placed a hand on your waist and pulled you into a kiss, his hands tangling in your hair to bring you even closer.
Yukimura was acting weird and it started to worry you. It wasn’t too obvious, but you knew him long enough to notice the changes. He came home late more often without telling you why, he sometimes got calls and left the room to answer them. Your first idea was that he was cheating, but you soon dismissed the thought. Yukimura would never cheat, it just was something he wouldn’t do. Still, you were worried so much you could barely sleep.
You tossed around in bed and tried to snuggle under Yukimura’s arm without him noticing. Why the hell had he such a heavy arm, after pulling on his arm for a while Yukimura slowly blinked his eyes open. With a small smile he lifted his arm and pulled you into his chest “Why aren’t you sleeping?” You breathed in his scent, feeling yourself relax a bit. Your voice was muffled by his shirt when you mumbled “You are just acting so weird… it makes me worry.” Yukimura chuckled, his voice a bit hoarse from sleep and he gently stroked over your back “I should have known that you would suspect something. You don’t have to worry. You are going to find out soon enough…” After this night you didn’t question him further and only a few days later you found out what he was talking about.
Yukimura had already prepared breakfast for you and while you were eating, he told you that he would take you on a date later. The whole day you bugged him with questions about where you were going, but he didn’t even give you a hint. Soon he had to distract you with kisses to keep you from asking more questions. The sun was already setting when he finally led you out of the house. Before you could get into the car he blindfolded you. The drive wasn’t long, but it felt like an eternity for you. You had no idea where he was taking you and why the hell you needed to be blindfolded for it.
Yukimura helped you out of the car and you quickly noticed that he was leading you towards a forest. With a small whine you tugged on his hand “Can I take off the blindfold? I don’t want to fall…” He chuckled and his hold on your hand tightened “We are almost there and I won’t let you fall (Name)-chan…” After a few minutes of walking Yukimura stepped behind you. You could feel his chest on your back when he slowly took off the blindfold. It took some time for your eyes to adjust, but as soon as you saw clearly your breath hitched. There was a small clearing in the forest, small lights sitting on the tree branches illuminated the place. A screen was set up and you could see the credits of your favorite Disney movie.
Yukimura was watching your face with a loving smile on his lips. You opened your mouth to thank him, but Yukimura placed a finger on your lips to hush you and gently tugged you towards the couch. You wondered how Yukimura managed to get a couch into the forest, but you had no time to think when Yukimura pulled you down next to him. There was even a bowl full of your favorite sweets next to the couch. You were cuddled into Yukimura’s side, his hand softly tracing patterns on your lower back while you watched the movie. When the movie ended Yukimura stood up and pulled you up as well.
You wanted to protest, not wanting to leave so soon, but Yukimura cut you off “(Name)-chan… as soon as I first saw you I knew that you were special. You are so beautiful and you make me feel alive. I can’t imagine a life without you… I might not be a prince, but I want to make you feel like the princess you are for me. I’m sure that you already know that I love you, but I want to spend the rest of my life reminding you of it.” Yukimura went down on one knee and pulled out a small box of his pocket “(last name) (first name)… please marry me?” You didn’t even notice the tears sliding down your face when you sunk down on your knees, whispering “Yes” over and over into Yukimura’s ear while clinging to him. Yukimura smiled widely as if he couldn’t believe his own luck. He cupped your face, brushing away your tears with his thumb before his lips met yours in an incredibly gentle kiss. You watched the movie 3 times more, but mostly spent the time kissing and whispering promises of love to each other.
Sanada never thought he would find someone like you, so he never expected to have someone he would want to marry either, but now he was standing here buying an engagement ring. Buying the ring was already hard, but nothing compared to proposing. It was actually his mother who made him realize that he wants to marry you. His mother made an innocent comment about how perfect you were for him and he found himself thinking 'yes, she is the one.’. Another thing that made him realize that he wants to marry you was when he realized how worried he was to lose you. He wanted to make sure that you would stay with him forever.
He calmly prepared everything, but he didn’t expect how nervous he would be when the day he would propose finally arrived. Sanada and you went on a walk every Saturday, so you didn’t suspect anything when he led you through the park, one of his hands resting protectively on the small of your back while you told him about your week.
Suddenly Sanada stopped walking and pulled you towards a tree. You looked up at him in surprise, but he was staring ahead, a small blush visible on his cheeks. You followed his line of sight, your eyes landing on a picnic set up under a tree. Sanada tugged you down onto the blanket and you looked around with wide eyes. It was unusual for Sanada to do something so… so romantic. He tended to be awkward around you and you often had to drag him on dates, but he always treated you with such care it was enough to show you how much you mean to him… still, it was adorable to see him do something like that.
Grinning, you wrapped your arms around his torso, squeezing him in a hug “That’s so cute! Is there some kind of special occasion?” His blush darkened, but he gave you a gentle pat on the head, mumbling “N-Not really…” Sanada pulled tons of different food out of the basket and soon you were happily trying all of it. You were resting your head on his shoulder, enjoying his closeness and how the wind ruffled your hair.
When you finished eating Sanada reached over pulling some dessert out of his basket. You giggled when you saw the cake he brought along “Really?” It was the same cake he bought you when he accidentally made you cry in high school by hitting you with a tennis ball. Sanada averted his eyes, “I really didn’t want to make you cry…” Your body shook with laughter and you tilted your head back to look at your boyfriend’s face “You completely freaked out… are you still worried about that?” Sanada glanced down, loving the way you face lit up when you laughed, unconsciously his arm wrapped around your waist, allowing you to sink deeper into his arms, “I made you cry, obviously I’m still worried about it.” Sanada said matter-of-factly. Your eyes widened in surprise, “B-But that was years ago!” Sanada shrugged his shoulders “Doesn’t matter…” It was adorable to see how worried he was about something so simple – he really was too cute.
You spent the rest of the day reminiscing your first date all all of the moments Sanada made a fool of himself for you. You whined when Sanada pulled his arm away, standing up from his place next to you. He paced a few steps and you quickly stood up as well. Did you say something wrong? Why was he so upset? You placed a hand on his shoulder and Sanada’s head snapped up, his eyes meeting yours. He gazed into your face and reached out to gently tug a strand of hair behind your ear, his voice was soft when he mumbled “I love you, (Name)-chan.” He took a deep breath, his eyes full of determination “I’m not sure how to do this and hopefully I never have to do it again. I know I’m not the best boyfriend… I’m bad at talking about my feelings, but I would do anything for you. I never thought I would be able to find someone like you and I don’t want to let this chance slip. I need you and I promise to do anything to make you happy.”
Sanada didn’t blush and his voice was full of confidence when he kneeled down in front of you, holding up a beautiful ring. A small sob escaped your mouth and you had to slap a hand over your mouth to not yell 'yes’ too early “Marry me?” You vigorously nodded your head whisper-yelling “Yes! A 100 times yes!” A relieved smile spread across Sanada’s face and he softly grabbed your hand to slip the ring on your finger. You barley gave him time to stand up before you jumped into his arms. Sanada swayed a bit, caught off guard by your actions, but managed to wrap a muscular arm around your waist to hold you up. You tightly held onto him and Sanada felt himself relax, breathing in your scent. Just now he realized that you really said yes and he had to force back the tears that were threatening to spill… you said yes.
Tokugawa was freaking out. He wanted to propose to you, he was sure about that, but he had no idea how to do so. He wanted it to be perfect for you, you deserved nothing less. After weeks of trying to come up with an idea he swallowed down his pride and asked Irie and Oni for help. He had to admit that Irie had some good ideas, but he knew that he wouldn’t be able to pull them off. He was just too awkward about anything, but tennis. He almost wanted to give up, but whenever you smiled up at him with so much trust he knew that he had to do it. Irie gave him a long pep talk and they finally settled for a plan.
You accompanied Tokugawa to a tennis tournament. You were glad that you had time off work, it would be hell to spend a week without him and you always loved watching him play. You spent the morning packing the rest of your things. You were surprised when Tokugawa told you to bring a swimsuit. Well, maybe the hotel had a pool? Tokugawa carried your bags into the airport. One of the benefits of having a well-toned boyfriend, you never had to carry anything heavy. After the flight you were exhausted and sleepily let Tokugawa lead you to a taxi. After a few minutes you fell asleep, your head resting on Tokugawa’s shoulder. He watched you sleep, your lips slightly parted and one of your hands gripping onto his shirt. He was glad you fell asleep, it made it easier for him to hide his surprise. It would have been kind of obvious that he had something planned if he had to blindfold you. When the taxi stopped, he carefully picked you up and carried you inside before getting your bags.
You woke up in an unfamiliar bed, but with a familiar arm curled around your waist. When you turned around Tokugawa was already awake. A small blush spread across his cheeks when you caught him watching you. You gave him a quick peck on the lips before jumping out of bed. You walked to the big window and opened the curtains. Your eyes widened when you saw a small lake with clear water. Just now you realized that you weren’t in a hotel but in a wooden hut near a lake without other huts or houses near yours “I… I thought you had a tournament?” Tokugawa climbed out of bed and walked up to you, his arms wrapping around your waist when he rested his chin on your shoulder to look out of the window as well “Not really, sorry for lying, but I wanted to surprise you… you deserve a little vacation.”
A squeal escaped your mouth and you quickly turned around, bumping into Tokugawa’s naked chest. You threw your arms around Tokugawa’s chest, hugging him tightly “That’s so awesome! Thank you so much!” Tokugawa felt like a weight was lifted from his shoulders, at least you liked the surprise. You spent the day swimming and splashing Tokugawa with water – his expression was just hilarious. When you took a shower in the evening to warm yourself up a bit Tokugawa prepared a small bonfire.
You were sitting on Tokugawa’s lap, your head comfortable resting on his chest and talked about everything and anything. It was getting cold, but the fire warmed you and Tokugawa’s back blocked the cold wind. The stars shined brightly in the cloudless sky and you never felt so content before. After a while Tokugawa slowly stood up, picking you up from his lap in the process to place you on your feet. You saw him fidget nervously and questioningly tilted your head. Tokugawa took a deep breath before speaking, his hand instinctively reaching out for yours “I didn’t just take you here for vacation… there’s something else I wanted to do. Damn, I really had a plan what to say. I just… I really love you. I mean, there is no one else for me. I can’t even look at other girls nor do I want to. You are everything I ever dreamed of and if I were better with words I would be able to tell you how much you mean to me. I know I don’t say it often enough, but I love you so much. You are perfect for me and I wanted to do this for a long time…”
Tokugawa kneeled down in front of you holding up a box with a beautiful rind “I want to spend my life with you… marry me, (Name)?” You were so surprised you only stared at Tokugawa for a while. You could see he started to get worried and quickly shouted “Yes!”. Tokugawa carefully slid the ring on your finger and you quickly admired it before crashing your lips against his. Tokugawa wrapped one of his arms around your waist, his other hand placed on the back of your head to deepen the kiss. Without breaking the kiss Tokugawa stood up, lifting you up and made you wrap your legs around his torso and slowly carried you back to the hut.
I love drawing fantasy stuff a lot and merms are one of my favourite, if not my favourite. :D
While Im drawing I usually make up a little bit of context to help me with ideas and feel and heres this one:
I improvised the character and he’s loosely based on a sea urchin. The
impression I got while drawing this was that he was incredibly poisonous
and he’d been chained to the bottom of the ocean to keep him away.
Other than that, he hasn’t done anything wrong, and as you can probably
see, he’s incredibly sour about it. I’d say he’s been down there a while and he’s become quite unfriendly, not that I blame him.