Who the signs are to you:


  • Aries: the person you don’t really know well, but you’re always having a great time going out together 
  • Taurus: that weirdo at work you just can’t get along with without any apparent reason 
  • Gemini: that from-time-to-time sex partner 
  • Cancer: your little sister you always have to protect from everyone 
  • Leo: shopping buddy 
  • Virgo: that one bitchy, arrogant chick you couldn’t stand at the first sight
  • Libra: future wife/husband 
  • Scorpio: that one ex you’ll always feel attracted to, even though it will never work out 
  • Sagittarius: crush 
  • Capricorn: that weird nerdy neighbour that looks quite lovely but you never spoke a word to them 
  • Aquarius: that one person that gets everything you want so much
  • Pisces: just a random useless person


  • Aries: an annoying guy at work who gets all the credits you deserve
  • Taurus: your first love you’ll never forget
  • Gemini: that two-faced bitch you’re a little jealous of
  • Cancer: that person you’re not really best friends with but to whom you can always turn when you feel down
  • Leo: that hot guy you secretly crave
  • Virgo: a childhood friend that helped you become who you are now
  • Libra: your boss
  • Scorpio: your boyfriend/girlfriend
  • Sagittarius: crazy, odd creep that entertains you when you’re sad
  • Capricorn: bff!
  • Aquarius: your loving grandmother
  • Pisces: that one pervert you know who always makes you laugh 


  • Aries: a huge crush you can’t get over no matter what you do
  • Taurus: high school desk neighbour
  • Gemini: the person you laugh the most with
  • Cancer: your one & only real love
  • Leo: drinking buddy
  • Virgo: that one annoying person that always sees through you not buying your lies like others do
  • Libra: that girl intriguing all the time
  • Scorpio: that bitch with a few kilogrammes makeup on you just can’t stand
  • Sagittarius: best travel partner you’ll ever have
  • Capricorn: your older brother
  • Aquarius: the person you know has a crush on, but you can’t relate, even though you’re enjoying this fact
  • Pisces: the one who does all your homework 


  • Aries: you wish you had their confidence
  • Taurus: childhood neighbour
  • Gemini: your job partner who does all the work
  • Cancer: your opposite gender best friend, the prove that girl & boy can be just friends
  • Leo: they’re so beautiful, I wish I had a little of their beauty
  • Virgo: that person that tries to make you believe in how amazing you are
  • Libra: that weird person who never talks but you somehow still hang out with them
  • Scorpio: that one person who talks so sarcastically that you can’t understand if they’re being serious or not
  • Sagittarius: that annoying bitch bullying you all the time
  • Capricorn: that one person you will always like even though it doesn’t work out between you
  • Aquarius: how can you be so arrogant?
  • Pisces: best friend 


  • Aries: slaying together!
  • Taurus: that one friend you’re trying to make more social, ‘cause they’re actually pretty cool, but they just prefer to Netflix & chill at home
  • Gemini: that one sarcastic but charming guy you like, but they keep making fun of your attitude
  • Cancer: your spiritually obsessed uncle
  • Leo: your wingman who always steals your girls in the end
  • Virgo: that silent friend who gets crazy as hell when drunk
  • Libra: your personal clown, basically entertaining you through life
  • Scorpio: the only person that knows how to handle your ego, but you can’t trust them, ‘cause they have some kind of power over you
  • Sagittarius: cooking partner
  • Capricorn: your older, smarter sister, but you’re always beating her in being popular & hot
  • Aquarius: the only person you will fall in love with for real
  • Pisces: your boss who’s way too easy to manipulate


  • Aries: that one guy who gets all the girls you like because they’re hot & charming, but you’re just a shy potato 
  • Taurus: an actual friend
  • Gemini: that one person you feel kind of alike with but you still just don’t like them 
  • Cancer: your boo
  • Leo: that girl you thought was your best friend but she has like 5 other best friends and so you feel somehow friendship wise heartbroken
  • Virgo: that fling you had on a holiday but it was so good you won’t ever forget them
  • Libra: I wish I was as creative & adorable as they are
  • Scorpio: your wife who’s gonna leave you in the end ‘cause she will realise how different you are after 10 years of marriage
  • Sagittarius: that hot girl you totally have a crush on but she’s out of your league, ‘cause well, you’re still a potato
  • Capricorn: the only friend who actually knows how to deal with your weirdnesses and phobias
  • Aquarius: your psychologist 
  • Pisces: a girl you get perfectly along with, but can’t really understand why, because you’re so different


  • Aries: partner in crime
  • Taurus: your beauty idol you always try to copy
  • Gemini: only you can understand both of their faces
  • Cancer: that lovely person having so much bad luck that you always feel sorry for them
  • Leo: that flowers obsessed relative
  • Virgo: your neighbour 
  • Libra: that one boring person that always asks you to go out. You know it’s gonna be boring but can’t say no, 'cause they are actually really nice
  • Scorpio: that person you’re inhumanly attracted to 
  • Sagittarius: fiancé(e) that’s gonna leave you at the altar 
  • Capricorn: fiancé(e) that’s gonna marry you
  • Aquarius: long lost half sister who turns out to be really cool 
  • Pisces: the shoulder to cry on from time to time


  • Aries: a huge crush who doesn’t really like you back but you keep trying, even though you know it’s gonna hurt
  • Taurus: your favourite singer
  • Gemini: the best person to have late night conversations with
  • Cancer: a lovely family member you will always support
  • Leo: that bitch needing attention all the time but you’re too busy being self-absorbed
  • Virgo: the sign that 90% of your crushes are
  • Libra: your best freaking sex partner ever 
  • Scorpio: childhood love that never really faded
  • Sagittarius: that one cheater boyfriend you somehow forgive over and over again 
  • Capricorn: your daughter you can act like best friends with
  • Aquarius: unexplainably undesirable person 
  • Pisces: best friend you never dare getting in a romantic relationship with because you know you’ll hurt them


  • Aries: your modelling partner 
  • Taurus: that stubborn little shit always trying to ruin your life
  • Gemini: you don’t know it yet but they’re the love of your life 
  • Cancer: that person with an amazing taste in music so you can’t stop admiring it
  • Leo: drinking buddy
  • Virgo: your favourite actor  
  • Libra: your make up artist
  • Scorpio: your witch neighbour, you don’t believe she actually is one but she scares you anyway somehow
  • Sagittarius: best travel buddy 
  • Capricorn: that gloomy person, you never what they are actually thinking 
  • Aquarius: on/off relationship 
  • Pisces: that one person always trying to joke but has an awful sense of humour


  • Aries: your female friend that is amazingly beautiful & kind but just doesn’t believe it and all you do is trying to build up a little confidence in her
  • Taurus: your gay best friend
  • Gemini: lovely & interesting person to spend time with without any real trust
  • Cancer: that one adorable human being you will always wonder about like: how can you be so lovely & innocent?
  • Leo: that one bitch always trying to ruin your life, making drama around you now and then
  • Virgo: that person you get along with perfectly, you understand each other without words, you absolutely love them, but you’ll always stay friends because there’s a lack of physical attraction 
  • Libra: they want you.
  • Scorpio: a fling
  • Sagittarius: that person you like somehow but it never comes to a real relationship, they seem not to notice you the right way
  • Aquarius: that annoying relative always judging you
  • Pisces: that one fake ass ex you’ll never forgive yourself dating


  • Aries: a friend that always manages to cheer you up
  • Taurus: that lovely person you always wanted to get to know, but you have no idea how to start a conversation
  • Gemini: just… bae
  • Cancer: head up, your crown is falling. Oh wait, which crown?
  • Leo: your most beautiful friend. she’s the only one allowed to be more beautiful than you are
  • Virgo: your long-lost child
  • Libra: that one friend that lives on the other side of the world but you stay friends no matter what
  • Scorpio: a person that life always puts as an interference to you, so you end up hating them
  • Sagittarius: that one relative you never meet ‘cause they’re always travelling
  • Capricorn: that one friend that seems completely heartless to you
  • Aquarius: a bitch you’re always competing with 
  • Pisces: you fell in love with their kindness


  • Aries: wait… who? 
  • Taurus: that one person who protects you in difficult situations every time
  • Gemini: they seem so lovely why can’t they stop bullying me?
  • Cancer: cry buddy
  • Leo: that person with a huge heart, it isn’t obvious at first sight but you can trust them with anything
  • Virgo: future husband you will finally feel secure with 
  • Libra: they are so beautiful you can’t help falling in love with them 
  • Scorpio: gossip girl friend 
  • Sagittarius: stupid high school buddy 
  • Capricorn: your long-term love that you can’t forget 
  • Aquarius: that married guy you can’t stop wanting
  • Pisces: bestie
Juno - your soulmate protector

This is what you expect from your soulmate, whether romantic or platonic.
(Remember that soulmate  is not necessarily a romantic partner. Juno MOST of the time is about your romantic partnerships but it can refer to your other platonic relationships with people like friends or family members)

Juno in Aries / 1st House - your partner is someone who is confident and strong. This is someone with a sensitive side in them, who likes to tease and is very honest about their feelings. Affectionate, helpful and protective. Someone who will fight for you and will be your partner in crime. Someone who can be clingy. Someone with a little bit gullible, innocent aura about them. Someone with reputation (whether good or bad). Heroic, badass types.  

Juno in Taurus / 2nd House  - your partner is someone who is sensual and protective. Someone who is affectionate and generous. Someone good looking (according to your own beauty standards) with warm aura about them. Someone who can provide and is loyal and stable. Partner is generous but they are not lavish. Someone who is jealous,  likes physical affection but also can keep a conversation going. Someone strong and stable. 

Juno in Gemini / 3rd House - your partner is someone who can understand you. Someone who is caring and can help you to open up and express yourself better. Partner who “gets you” and understand that your moodiness is not something bad and annoying. Person who enjoys learning new things and sharing them with you. A mood maker. Someone who likes fun and is entertaining. Someone who is witty and smart and also possess high emotional intelligence. Your partner is loyal, can be clingy and is secretly sensitive.

Juno in Cancer / 4th House  - your partner is someone who is a go-getter. Someone caring, very loyal and sensitive. Someone who will show especially with their action that they care about you. The partner is creative, lavish, sweet and understanding. Has motherly qualities. This is someone who wants to build a nest with you and settle. Someone who is jealous and sometimes overly dramatic. Someone really strong, both mentally and emotionally.

Juno in Leo / 5th House  - your partner is someone who is breathing and living embodiment of a Hollywood movie character. Someone who is proud and loves to show how much they love you. Someone who is consistent and in need for attention from you. Entertaining and talkative, wants spotlight but knows how and when to share it with you. Very romantic (sometimes even cheesy). Partner with a soft side. Playful. Someone who is young at heart but is also wise, brave and very protective of you. Someone who cares about how they appear to the world. Stylish, Hollywood god. 

Juno in Virgo / 6th House  - your partner is someone who just “knows”. This person knows how to act in the public. They know how to act with your friends and parents. They know what kind of person they need to be when the situation calls for this. The person is smart and insightful. Gracious and elegant. Someone who has a lot of hidden passion and is very creative. This person show their love mostly with those little gestures. The partner is loving but not in the overwhelming way.

Juno in Libra / 7th House  - someone who is strong and intuitive. Someone who is sociable and knows how to act in the company of people. Helpful and kind. Someone who is not judgmental and always is looking at two side of the situation. Confident, charming personality. Trustworthy person. Your partner is someone who value honesty, loyalty and stability. Someone who is stylish and beautiful (according to your own beauty standards).

Juno in Scorpio / 8th House  - your partner is someone who is intense. This person may appear mysterious and broody. Someone magnetic with a lot of passion who helps you to bring out passion from yourself too. Someone who has adventorous spirit, loves mysteries and is good at solving problems. Someone intelligent and diplomatic. Generous person with a big heart. Someone who value true intimacy. Some astrologers believe that having Scorpio Juno signifies having a past life karmic bond with your partner.

Juno in Sagittarius / 9th House  - your partner is someone with a strong spirit and need for diversity. Partner love travelling, studying and having people from all kind of backgrounds. They may have totally different background than you, they can be from another culture or country. Partner is someone honest, fiery and independent. Indiana Jones type. Someone who is not “smothering”. Someone who always will care about keeping things interesting, fresh and positive. 

Juno in Capricorn / 10th House  -  your partner is someone independent, bold and classy. Someone who value practicality and is patient. Your partner is persistent, logical but have very emotional and soft side inside of them. Your partner is someone who may be a little bit awkward with showing their feelings. They need to be told it is okay to do that. This is someone who has a lot of passion. Trust and intimacy are very important with this person.

Juno in Aquarius / 11th House  - your partner is someone with a hidden emotional side. This is someone who prefers to act in the logical manner. Someone hard-working, precise but very passionate and loving on the inside. Someone who has unique opinion and ideas. Similar to Sagittarius this is someone who can have a completely different background than you and can befriend anyone. Strong, independent mind with lot of acquaintance but a few real friends.

Juno in Pisces / 12th House  - your partner is a unique person. This is someone with a contrast personality. Romantic but logical. Passionate but can be detached. Thoughtful but impulsive. This is someone who always try to see the best in people and help others. Someone sassy, smart and kind. This is someone who can take you to another world but can destroy what they created in the blink of an eye if you do them wrong. Artistic, strong soul. Some astrologers believe that this placement similar to Scorpio also indicates past life karmic bond. 

Juno in the retrograde - when Juno is in the retrograde this person’s desire to have a soulmate may be hidden (they may not believe they exist at all). They may be not showing their interest in having someone, at least not outwardly, they may despise the idea of marriage. They may need a time to realise that they want from their partner and what kind of partner they want. 


Ice Dance Elements presented by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir | Dance Lifts

insp. by @eggplantgifs​ and feat. special guest appearance by Marie France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon

Lifts are essential elements in any Ice Dance program. They are used to enhance the character, music and choreography of the dance. They are graded on a level scale and awarded Grades of Execution (GOEs). Levels are awarded based on difficultly in the form of difficult positions, change of positions, entry and exit features, and number of rotations. Unlike pairs lifts, in Ice Dance the lifted partner cannot be supported over the head of the lifter so the lifts are identified by the position of the lifter and are split into two categories:

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Many years ago in a galaxy far-far away, before 4e even existed...

(not that hilarious, but a nostalgia post from back when I used to play more then I DMed, so I hope you’ll forgive me)

(first session, we get acquainted in-game as a travelling partners)

DM: …and there is a tall, strong human paladin with you, by the name of…

Paladin: Stool.

Druid: (I’ve spent hours thinking of a suiting druid name) …“STOOL”!??

Paladin: (shrugs) I have 5 Intelligence.

Chart Overlay Series (Pt. 2)

Moon in your Partner’s Houses 

Other than synastry compatibility based off aspects, and of course planets and asteroids, astrology has much more depth in compatibility. In a synastry chart overlay, one person’s natal birth chart is layered on top of another person’s chart to show how your signs, planets, and houses work together. Especially where their planets are in your chart. It’s this that explains why rising signs are so important, you can still use this if you don’t know their time, but you’ll need to know at least one person’s time. You of course will have more understanding with both rising signs. The point is to see where their/your planet falls in your/their chart and the specific house, to see the influence it has on your relationship and bond. Remember to take both combinations of yours and theirs together. If you don’t know their rising and therefore their houses, look at their planets in your houses for now. These are the characteristic of their/your moon, in your/their house (it’s where you guys are emotional invested):

Your moon in their First

Both of you become blended together like the finest paints on a canvas, as you guys have a intuitive bond. Both of you emotionally click really well and often feel “bonded” because you both can feel out each other’s emotions. It’s so strong that your moods can affect each other, it almost acts likes a Pisces moon (receptiveness). Due to these similarities and that connection, you guys may often want to spend time together because of the familiarities present between you two. The house person feels very at home with the moon person, and often finds emotional security together. Home life and daily life plays well for you two. This is usually common overlay amongst married couples. Not only will their be a nice bond, but if the moon person is the man, they’ll be a strong connection for him. 

Your moon in their Second 

Having this overlay indicates a deep feeling of emotional security and safety for the house person. The house person will still be helpful towards the moon person, but it’s really the moon person who wants to provide security. Even with financial security. Both of you share many values and interest, but can be jealous and possessive about each other. You can build the house person’s self-esteem and they may need you so much or love you so, they’ll become protective. Ambition grows here as does sensuality. 

Your moon in their Third 

This kind of acts like if your mercury signs were to conjunct; you both share same ideals and understand what the other is thinking. You guys will have an array of conversations; you may tend to converse about things associating with the sign of the moon and the sign ruling their 3rd. The mental stimulation is strong here, but make sure you have overlays, aspects, or/and planet compatibly that helps build romantic dynamic. Nonetheless, the house person will be able to talk about their emotions with them and even get along with the people in the moon person’s life. The moon person knows how to use their words to coax the emotions of the house person. The moon person may also become emotional vulnerable, as they’ll be sensitive as to what the house person can say or even do. 

Your moon in their Fourth 

Just like the sun with this overlay, you guys feel at home with each other. Both of you are supportive and nurturing towards each other. There may be a chance of connecting to the sense that you guys had the same type of childhood, or one that can make you guys relate to each other. This overlay is really good for marriages, and amazing in friendships. The moon person knows how to make the house person feel emotionally safe, therefore it builds trust. While the house person feels so close, they can even imagine a future with kids together. It makes a strong bond that usually doesn’t want to separate; it feels like home and reminds each other about family. 

Your moon in their Fifth 

This is a very romantic partnership when other aspects allow, as this overlay allows sparks of romance and playfulness. Everything that the fifth house represents is enjoyed greatly between you two; romance, dating, creativity, self-expression, and even children. You guys can actually want children together. It’s an extremely colorful and vibrant overlay, because it’s very supportive when it comes to expressing yourself creatively but intimate even one on one. This is another indicator of long-lasting romance and emotional attachment. The house person’s want for pleasure is stimulated and often depends on the moon person for emotional support, they love being at the center of their attention. While the moon person can be protective of the house person, only wanting to be the one to please the house person. To make them happy and to be the one by their side, not to watch another by the house person. 

Your moon in their Sixth 

This acts a lot like the overlay of their sun being in the sixth, of course with a lot more emotional depth. The problem with this house is there isn’t much focus on romance, but just the daily chores, health, and work routine. Love can still blossom here but it’s almost acts like a late bloomer at times. If you have a weak natal sixth house with no planets and/or a iffy sign to have it in, your partner’s planets can really help you. It’s really supportive and gets you on your feet and that emotional help can create a bond of gratefulness. If it helps, it adds a sense of maturity to a relationship, which can help trine relationships between fire signs since the passion and excitement can be blinding. 

Your moon in their Seventh 

This is another overlay common in marriages, as the house person sees you as their ideal mate and loves how you carry out your emotions. It’s a very intuitive bond between you guys and since it’s so strong, you guys can have emotional ups and downs. A long term relationship can happen but if it goes wrong, it can get nasty. This is also good for business partnerships and creating work together. After all partnership isn’t necessarily always a romantic aspect. Both of you can be sensitive towards each other, but the beautiful thing is you both feel attractive around each other. It’s a very emotionally tuned match where you guys always know what the other feels, having experienced this I feel like the house person can have the ability to do this more. 

Your moon in their Eighth 

The eighth house is about extremes and when the moon is here, well it’s nothing but extreme, and this is not to be taken lightly. The house person can feel suffocated or flattered. The moon person begins acting like a Scorpio moon; they have strong desires for the house person, they want to dig deeper, control, become jealous, and become intensely attached. The moon person deeply and intensely, is attracted and magnetized to the house person. In fact when things get shaky, the displays of their relationship can be dramatic and scenic. It will always be a bond of tight-knitted lovers or toxic enemies. It’s blinding, challenging, but sweetly and painfully intoxicating. If handled well, it can work but you have to be careful with this overlay. Just being friends might not even work, you guys are hauntingly attracted to each other. 

Your moon in their Ninth 

Both of you have the same ideas, strengths, and beliefs. Since the ninth house is home of Jupiter, optimism, happiness, and expansion blossoms between you guys. This is another indication of someone who can be your traveling partner but at the same time you need other aspects for something more romantic and sizzling to blossom. The beautiful and unbeatable thing? Your values, interest, and goals will compliment each other in the long run. Both of you feel good together and experience life together with everything it offers, the moon person is very supportive and the house person helps the moon person expand their horizons. Both of you will have fun together in life and create some sort of intellectual rapport as well. 

Your moon in their Tenth 

Admiration blossoms here, often the moon person can idealize the house person a lot, as they often feel proud when they’re seen in public. There’s a lot of mutual respect here and at some point, you guys can even work together. This is more prominent if the moon person is the girl, as the moon person is extremely supportive and helps the moon person with their career. Of course this is just as sweet when the moon person is the guy. The problem with this is that their relationship, including their downfalls and crisis, can become very public. The moon person may also feel like their image is protected by the house person. It makes you two very supportive of each other. 

Your moon in their Eleventh 

This is actually a very nice place for the moon to be in for synastry. You guys view each other as equals and hit it off right away; you guys instantly like each other and merge groups together. Both of you are very supportive of each other and become great friends; it’s like dating your best friend. Both of you are accepting to each other and love spending time together, blossoming a sense of familiarity. You guys even encourage each other to reach goals and grow socially. This can actually create a long-term relationship despite this being the house of friendship.  

Your moon in their Twelfth 

The intensity of emotional connection is strong here, as you guys always know what the other is feeling. Since it’s so eerily strong and potent, the house person can feel uncomfortable and fearful they’ll get hurt. Since the 12th house ties with karma, it can bring out a “soulmate” or an “enemy” feeling. One of them could feel the need to confine in each other or save each other, but the saving part comes more strongly for the moon person. The moon person can deeply hurt the house person, or they can live together like if they were in a fairytale. There’s a deep connection residing here. 


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 Edits & imagines master list

Fantastic beasts and where to find them

Just a bit brighter

Hush hush

Fantastic beasts and where to find them head cannons

How they react to seeing their child for the first time

their first date with their so

How they react to your cooking

How they React seeing your patronus for the first time

How they react when they haven’t seen their so in a while

How they React to seeing you on your wedding day

How they act when they’re jealous

First kisses

Passover with the Goldstein’s

Their favourite kisses

How they react to jump scares

Their pet name for their so

How they cuddle you

How they hold your hand

How they comfort you after a nightmare

How they react to seeing you on your first date

How they dance

How you dance together on your wedding day

How you sleep together

Newt Scamander-fics

Course I do *

Morning love

Bad timing

Stranded without you *

You’re safe now

She looks like a bowtruckle

Breakfast with beasties

Fresh air

Little one

Bristly whiskers

An odd place for a nap

My inspiration


What are you worrying about?*

Fresh canvas

Where’s that smile? (warning: verbal abuse)

You found me

Dancing shoes

I’ve got you

It could be the rain

Summer symptoms

Helping hand

Brown paper packages

Breakfast in bed

The hunt *

Now you’re here

Lift me up

Half asleep

Decisions decisions

Pictures of you


Not without you, love *

Not quite


Bedtime tea *

First love

Among the stars

What’s In a name?

I’m not going anywhere

Little pest

My favourite

Feel better

It was written

A welcome apology *

You’re perfect

Everybody gets tired of me

Paper aeroplane*

Paper aeroplanes part two

It’s always been you

A beautiful sight

It’s not farewell *

Looking sharp


Terrible handwriting *

to another

To another part two 

Bath time *

Unfinished sketches

Don’t stop *

Let me look after you

What a walk can do

A spring in his step *

You’re not having her

A little friend

Dust me off

A full bed *

Going back

The imperfect moment *

Bubble baths *

Moonlit stroll *

See what I see

Always my sisters

Meeting Mr & Mrs Scamander *

Meeting the parents

Old friends *

Not quite sleep walking *

Celebration *

Something about you *

Part one

Part two

Part three

Part four

Part five

Part six

Bowtruckle enthusiast *

Distraction *


Becoming Mrs Scamander *

comforting arms *

Perks of insomnia * 

Birds of a feather (part 1)

Birds of a feather (part 2)

More than you could know

I’ll always be here (warning, self-harm scars self-harm)

I’ll look after you

The hound gets the fox *

Enchanting stranger

Nothings changed * 

Waiting for him

Little beasts 

Falling asleep on newts shoulder

Newt Scamander- headcannons/preferences

Newt with his daughter

Newts kisses

Newt as a child

How Newt shows his love

Newt’s wedding day would include

 How Newt would confess his feelings

Dating Newt during Hogwarts would include

newt’s so being a healer would include

Newt comforting you after a beloved pet dies

Newt dating a muggle would include

Newt taking care of his drunk partner

Newt taking care of his partner when she’s on her period

Newt Taking care of his pregnant wife *

Scamander brotherly head cannons *

Tina & Queenie’s sister marrying Newt

Christmas with Newt

Newt with a bespectacled partner *

Being Jacobs sister and courting Newt would include

Growing up with Newt

Newt with a small partner * 

Travelling with Newt

Newt taking care of you after a bad day * 

Newt as a husband

Newt as a father * 

Jacob Kowalski- fics

What about that bath?

l’ll help you through

The best raspberry donuts *

Brown sugar

Cold hands warm heart

Jacob & Queenie

Jacob Taking care of Queenie when she’s pregnant

Jacob & Queenie as parents

Jacob & Queenie’s wedding *

Credence Barebone fics


I thought I lost you

I never liked those plates anyway

Credence Barebones head cannons and preferences

Credence kisses

dating credence would include

seraphina picquery

Being Percival’s sister and dating Seraphina

Dating seraphina picquery would include

Percival Graves

We’re here together 

Percival Graves with a no maj, plus size partner 

How Percival Graves would react to finding out that his muggle partner is pregnant with his child.

Percival with a pregnant partner

Harry potter preferences and head canons

What they call their so

Transferring from Ilvermorny to Hogwarts 

How they comfort you after the death of a beloved pet

How they comfort you after a nightmare *

Harry Pottsr fics

Teddy Lupin

Close to him 


How the x-men look after their partners when they’re ill *

The x-men go to karaoke song

Couples Halloween costumes *

How the x-men surprise you on your birthday *

X-men favourite Disney princess

X-men favourite Disney films

What the x-men were like when they were younger

How the x-men react to you accepting their marriage proposal *

How the x-men greet you after a mission * 

How the x-men react to the cold *

How you sleep together *

How the x-men like to be comforted * 

How the x-men comfort you after a bad day * 

How the x-men react to finding out that their partner has tattoos * 

How the x-men react to their partners cutting their hair short * 

Alex summers-fics

Alex’s nurse * 

Alex summers headcannons/preferences

Alex as a husband

Summers brotherly head cannons

Adopting a dog with Alex

Hank McCoy

White coat

Hank as a father

Kurt Wagner fics

Summer showers


A German valentines day

Kurt’s promise

Tail issues

Kurt’s suit

Kurt Wagner headcannons and preferences

Kurt comforting his so after a bad day

Kurt with a blind so

Spending Easter with Kurt would include

dating kurt would include

If kurt’s so had wings * 

Kurt as a husband

Kurt as a child

Kurt as a father * 


Logan as a father


Jubilee as a child

Peter maximoff fics

A bit of both


Feel better sweets

Hot chocolate

Too late

Cookie monster *

Peters braid train *

Peter Maximoff head cannons and preferences

Dating Peter would include

How Peter would cheer up his so after a bad day

Peter as a child

Peter as a father

Warren Worthington iii

Baby feathers *

Jean Grey

dating jean would include

Erik Lensherr

Come to bed

Attack on titan

Levi Ackerman fics

Thank you

I can’t lose you to

Armin Arlert fics

Even better

Dating Armin would include

Armin as a father

Connie Springer

Took you long enough


How Louis Tomlinson survived the break-up of the world’s biggest boy band and became his own man

The Observer Magazine 25 Jun 2017

Photographs ALEX BRAMALL Fashion editor HELEN SEAMONS

Coming out of a dissolving boy band must be a bit like being an entrant in one of those dystopian jungle fights –a Hunger Games- style event in which bandmates are scattered across an unknown terrain and challenged to slog their lonely route back to fame. Justin Timberlake, after NSync, enjoyed the unsporting edge of natural talent and crushed his former colleagues. Robbie Williams looked supreme in the Take That scrimmage, at least until Gary Barlow circled back, gathered up the other three, and made the fight a more compelling four- on- one. By the time One Direction announced they were to go on indefinite hiatus in 2015, many of us were familiar enough with the conventions of boy-band bloodsport to start picking favourites for the coming melee.

Harry Styles – charming, a grinner – was best placed to succeed on his own. Big-lunged Zayn Malik was already out of the band by that time and had used his head start to good effect, preparing a solo album that went to No 1. Liam Payne and Niall Horan – always second-tier members – were given middling chances. And ranked last in any serious analysis, the most fitfully appreciated member of One Direction, was Louis Tomlinson. Here was a combatant you might expect to find curled up in a fox hole on the battlefield, pale and chain-smoking.

It is in roughly this position I find the 25-yearold, one afternoon earlier this summer. Slender, tracksuited, a little wan under his manicured facial hair, Tomlinson sits on a garden bench outside the photographer’s studio and rewards himself with an entire pack of cigarettes. “I know, I know,” he says of the smoking. “It’s not great. But there’s so much hurry-up-and-wait in this job. It helps me get ready to go again.”

I’ve often wondered why the fringe members of boy bands do this to themselves. Why they gather themselves to “go again”. As Tomlinson acknowledges, in One Direction he was seen by some as “forgettable, to a certain degree”. “The others have always been… Like Niall, for example. He’s the most lovely guy in the world. Happy-go-lucky Irish, no sense of arrogance. And he’s fearless. There are times I’ve thought: ‘I’d have a bit of that.’ Zayn, back in the day. He could relate to me on a nerves level. In the first year we were both the least confident. But Zayn has a fantastic voice and for him it was always about owning that. Liam always had a good stage presence, same as Harry, they’ve both got that ownership. Harry comes across very cool. Liam’s all about getting the crowd going, doing a bit of dancing…” And then there’s you. “And then there’s me.” Tracks from Tomlinson’s solo record have been playing inside the studio. They’re modest, rather lovely pop songs that in their quiet way seem to acknowledge his underdog status. Tomlinson lights another cig. “You know I didn’t sing a single solo on the X Factor,” he says, recalling the time back in 2010, when One Direction were first put together as a band on the ITV reality show. “A lot of people can take the piss out of that. But when you actually think about how that feels, standing on stage every single week, thinking: ‘What have I really done to contribute here? Sing a lower harmony that you can’t really hear in the mix?” He guesses, smiling wryly, that in those months he was best known as “The kid wearing espadrilles, stood in’t back.”

Not the best singer, not the high-energy guy, not the dude, Tomlinson discovered he was the one in the band who was most tuned into backstage logistics – the one who paid attention when “the 20th approval form” was passed around for a signature. “And if there was any bad news that needed giving to the label I’d always be designated to have the argument.” Later this would lead to Tomlinson founding a small record label of his own, Triple String, and to starting a side project managing a girl band. In his day job with One Direction, meanwhile, he toured the world, released five albums and amassed a large, equal-parts fortune like the rest of the boys. Somewhere en route, Tomlinson says, he found his feet as a performer. “In the last year of One Direction I was probably the most confident I ever was. And then it was: ‘OK, hiatus!’”

Tomlinson argued against it, he says, when the band first sat down to discuss separation. “It wasn’t necessarily a nice conversation. I could see where it was going.” Tomlinson remembers his instinctive assumption being simple. He would step away – try writing for other people, keep his label going, wait the “two years, five years, whatever it be” until One Direction reformed. “If you’d asked me a year or 18 months ago: ‘Are you going to do anything as a solo artist?’ I’d have said absolutely not.”

What changed? If the management stuff made you happy, I say, why not sit back and focus on that? “But then I’d be conceding,” he says. Conceding to who? To what? He waves his hand in the air. He could mean anything:

Niall is the most lovely guy, Zayn has the voice, Harry is very cool, Liam gets the crowd going… And then there’s me

I honestly think they’ll write books about One Direction fans. They are so fanatical. The intensity. It’s remarkable

history, bandmates, doubters, the press. Tomlinson is quiet for a while and eventually says: “I’m trying to work out why it is that I’m [doing this], now that you’ve asked that question.” He fidgets and trials a few answers that run out of steam. “It’s frustrating, because I know what I want to say and I can’t articulate it.” He pats for his lighter. The odds are against this tilt, Tomlinson seems to understand. But as we start to talk through his reasons for at least trying, I find myself hoping that this Last Directioner makes an unlikely go of it after all.

pop industry has an ineREASON ONE . TH E luctable momentum, and the star who begins something ( like a skier inching off a hilltop) can quickly find themselves bound to ride out whatever thrills and trials comes next. Tomlinson gives the example of how he first became famous. Born in Doncaster in 1991 he was raised by his mother, Johannah Deakin, and later also by her new partner Mark Tomlinson. He was 16 when he went to his first X

Factor audition. Prompt rebuff. A year later he made it into the audition process, but still nowhere near the part where ambitious young singers are briskly embraced or condemned by that great gatekeeper of celebrity, Simon Cowell. In 2010 Tomlinson, twice unlucky, gave the auditions a final try.

“I told myself I’ve just got to get to Simon, get his opinion, that’s all my ambition was. Then all of a sudden everything changed. To my friends in Doncaster I would always say [getting into the band] was the most incredible thing that happened to me. And it was. But it happened when I was already having the best year of my life. I was 17, 18, just started driving, didn’t need fake ID any more, going to house parties. That’s the time. That’s the age. And to a certain degree… ‘Having it taken away’ is the wrong phrase. But there was a price to pay.”

He says his current efforts as a soloist came about in similar fashion. In 2016, Tomlinson had become a father. (His son, Freddie, “who I love so much”, was born after a brief relationship with a Californian stylist called Briana Jungwirth.) He had some other personal matters to work through and in the summer he went on holiday to Las Vegas to blow off steam. At a club the American DJ Steve Aoiki was playing. Tomlinson, giddy with delight from Aoiki’s set, suggested to the DJ they try writing something together. In career terms, he had inched off the hill again, without necessarily considering the gradient of the slope.

A few months later, Tomlinson says, a single he’d written with Aoiki was being rolled out for release through One Direction’s old record label, Syco. Tomlinson was booked in to perform it on live TV. “And I was, like: ‘Did I really think this through?’”

Which leads Tomlinson to reason two. He’s well aware he was fast-tracked into his music career. That, as a part of One Direction, he was only a piece of a “heavy machine”. And as a self-aware northerner, from a proudly working class family, this has left Tomlinson with residual guilt to answer about wealth and status that do not feel to him fully earned. “And I know, I know it sounds ungrateful. But I think about a man, on a nine-to-five, working his arse off for six months so he can go to his family and say: ‘Guys, I’m taking you to Disneyland.’ That moment… I’ll never have that in my family life. And I’ve worked hard. But I’ve never worked hard, not like that.”

Tomlinson says he has already sweated more for this record than any before. When you’re putting together material as a soloist, he says, you quickly learn that those hot-shot collaborators who once dribbled to work with One Direction no longer pick up the phone

so readily. “I couldn’t say to you now that I could definitely get a superstar writer in a session with me. And I understand that.” Tomlinson adds, with no real vinegar: “Harry won’t struggle with any of that.”

In their One Direction days, no question, Styles got the most attention. But all the boys had their devotees and Tomlinson wants to prove to his own fans – reason three – that he’s been worth the backing all these years. “I honestly think they’ll write books about One Direction fans,” Tomlinson says. “Because they are so fanatical. The intensity. It’s remarkable.”

Tomlinson cannot talk about it with me, not without getting into muddy legal waters, but there was recently a difficult episode involving a small crowd of fans at an airport in LA. He was travelling with his partner, Eleanor Calder, who is viewed with some distrust by the fiercest corps of Louis fans. Video footage seems to show Calder being surrounded and attacked by a group of girls. Tomlinson, unable to discuss the matter, says to me more generally that he hopes his new music will reveal to fans a more complete version of himself than before. “Honestly, it’s crazy. It’s hard for a lot of people who are fanatical to believe that you are a real entity and a person.”

Which brings us to reason four. Reason four Tomlinson discusses with caution. Reason four he enshrouds with disclaimers: that it is not his intention to tell “a sob story”, that “I don’t like people feeling sorry for me”. Reason four concerns his mum.

Johannah Deakin was diagnosed with leukaemia in early 2016. Tomlinson had been worried his luck would run out; that having been “dealt that amazing hand” to squeak into the last berth in One Direction, he was due some sort of equalising blow. And he gives a bleak little laugh when he recalls where he was when the terrible phone call came. “At Jamie Vardy’s wedding of all places. Talk about your places, for something super-traumatic. My mum told me, uh, yeah, that she was definitely terminal.”

They were unusually close. He recalls how she was often one step ahead “because she had the password to my email”. It was an intimacy he attributes to them being close in age. “I remember the day I lost my virginity. I hadn’t even told any of my mates and I was, like: ‘Mum? I know this is really weird. But I’ve got to tell you…’ I remember thinking this is a bizarre conversation to be having with your mother. But it’s testament to how comfortable she made me.”

When Deakin died, in December 2016, Tomlinson was only days away from the live gig he’d agreed to do on the X Factor. “I remember saying to her: ‘Mum, how the fuck do you expect me to do this now?’ And she didn’t swear much, my mum. She’d always tell me off for swearing. And this time she was like: ‘You’ve got to fucking do it, it’s as simple as that.’ It was football manager, team talk stuff.’” The footage of Tomlinson’s performance that weekend is hard to watch. When he first appears on the X Factor stage he looks rigid, almost plastic, with grief. He’s clearly able to lose himself in the three-minute drama of a pop song. And after that the colour drains right back out of his face.

Tomlinson smokes for a bit. He says: “I’m not gonna claim this is all for me mum. But it was definitely… It was…”

He thinks. Throughout his life, he says, his mum always had greater belief in him than he did. “Sometimes my reservation, or my confidence, might have prevented me from doing something. And I’ve needed a mum in the past to kick me up the arse and go: ‘You’re doing it.’”

The boy bander has his reasons, then. “I’ve enjoyed this,” he says. “An opportunity to talk super openly. Not, y’know, answer questions about who my favourite superhero is. I don’t feel I get that many chances.”

The pile of cigarette butts in front of him has mounted to quite a height. Tomlinson, seeming to notice it for the first time, mutters: “Sorry. I’ve been chaining.” His mum hated smoking, he says. Then he smiles. “Though I remember she had the occasional cigarette herself.”

He taps his lighter on the table and asks what I make of everything he’s said. “Do you think your readers are still gonna wonder: ‘Why doesn’t he just not do it?’”

I’m not sure, I tell him, trying to be honest. But let’s see.

The day I lost my virginity, I hadn’t even told any of my mates, and I was, like: ‘Mum? I know this is weird but I’ve got to tell you…’

Louis’s new single ‘Back To You’ featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals is coming soon


Rosa and Mari are twins, born to heddy and ohmi via good old fashioned spell work. Their conception is an odd one, definitely.
Magic is a fairly common method of child making, for couples unable to conceive or often for single parents who only want the child, not the partner. Heddy was alone and deeply depressed since her discharge from her calling as Protector. After being almost mortally wounded and losing a leg to the cause, her superiors made her the constable of a small sleepy town, something easy for a veteran who had lost so much.
  the new position, the new town, the new leg, none of these helped.
She turned to the town witch, an old friend, though their parting had been bitter.  Heddy wanted children, something, someone to live for and Ohmi, though cold to her old travelling partner, offered a spell to help her.
  To have her children, Heddy would have to sacrifice the two loveliest rose blooms in her garden. She must eat two, and only two and the spell would be complete. Heddy rushed to her garden after paying her old friend, excited for the first time in over a year and she happily snipped the heads of her rose bush.
 However, you must consider that roses don’t taste that good and after the first bud, to get rid of the taste, Heddy ate a little rosemary.
Just a little.
Spells are funny little things.
Very picky, especially with turns of phrase, and very fluid. The spell counted the herb as the flower and rather than two identical beauties, Heddy bore Rosa, lovely and sweet but also frail and sensitive to touch and Mari, a strong, hardy but kind girl who seemed to grow an inch everyday.
Heddy fell in love instantly and her love grew more for each moment they breathed, each instance they smiled at her with the green eyes of her mother.
 She fell deeply in love with them, and slowly, with trepidation, with Ohmi, who will deny all of this, only that she’s here to help with the pregnancy and all that and to make sure the big lug doesn’t accidentally fall down or something.
 But they’re idiots, they’ll work it out eventually.

More on this another time, it was hard enough to write this down!
Rosa/Mari/Heddy/Ohmi belong to @may12324 and me

Laying the Groundwork

A/N: SURPRISE: I wrote a new thing! So my brain was in dire need of producing something with a little more humour and a lot more romance than the other things I’ve been writing as of late. Alas, this steamy, fun little story happened. This is Part I of II or III. Hope you like it! 😊

A/N 2: I began to write this for the ss month prompt “Connected Feelings” but evidently I really missed the deadline.

Summary: Sasuke and Sakura are both ready for physical intimacy, but neither is willing to make a move until the other expresses where their feelings stand. The catch is that neither knows how to express where their feelings stand. SasuSaku. Blank period.

Genre: Romance / Humour

Rated: T (Teen) for sexual themes

Disclaimer: All characters belong to the great Masashi Kishimoto

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It was the first night Sasuke and Sakura agreed to share a bed.

And I know what you’re thinking: our vagabond heroes are winding up for a steamy, passionate night, aren’t they? I mean, finally, after months of mutual dependency and roaming foreign lands, prowling the wild like predators and becoming attuned to each others’ basic, primal needs, Sasuke and Sakura must be ready to put a physical seal on their ever-growing, soul-connecting emotional bond… right?

Well, not exactly.

It was a choice borne of logic, not passion, because the only single-person rooms available at the only inn in town were enormous and, frankly, irritatingly expensive (to borrow a word from Sasuke himself). “What’s there to see in this town that made them hike up the prices?” Sasuke mumbled into his travelling companion’s ear, while ignoring the clerk’s glare. She could hear everything he was saying.

He’s got a point, Sakura thought, because this little town, somewhere on the Northern boarders of Fire country, wasn’t even a spec on the maps. “We could just share,” she proposed while trying to keep her voice as nonchalant as one possibly could when suggesting something so obviously… suggestive.

Sasuke stared at her for a moment while a million thoughts crossed his mind. Could she… She doesn’t want to…?

He stopped himself mid-thought.

No, that wasn’t what this was about. Sakura was practical and resourceful and that was why she wanted to share a room (and that was why he liked her).

“One room,” he said to the clerk.

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My favorite and least favorite things about the signs

Aries ♈ — Aries is inherently very cool, they march to the beat of their own drum and don’t much care about what others are up to. This means they stay in their own lane and don’t really care much for drama. This lack of care for others can also manifest as selfishness or self-centeredness. You can literally see their eyes glaze over when you’re talking about something that doesn’t interest them, even if it’s very important to you.

Taurus ♉ — Taurus is the most loyal friend you will ever have. They will stay in your corner through thick and thin, and when you need defending they will go to bat for you no matter the cost. They can also be enormously stubborn, and unless THEY want to do something it won’t happen. Want to go to a concert and need a friend to go with? Nope, not unless they’re listening to the band on repeat. Want to go out to a place they’re not incredibly comfortable at? Nope, who ever heard of favors anyway?

Gemini ♊ — Easily the most hilarious people you’ll ever meet. They’re snarky and sly and will never fail to put a smile on your face with their endless knowledge and quick wit. They can introduce you to just about anyone, and they love to be an intermediary between friends. They also never shut up. The wall of words created by a Gemini is no meager thing, and if you’re trying to change the topic, or god forbid you have to leave for some reason you’d better just give up.

Cancer ♋ — Cancer will never fail to make you feel like you’re part of their family. They treat everyone that gets even a little close to them with the greatest amount of kindness and sincerity. You will never meet a bigger goofball who is down for the most bizarre of shenanigans. They’re moody, however, and when you’re counting on them for a social engagement they might abandon you in favor of retreating to their nest, giving you whatever bullshit excuse and then hermitting until the tide changes.

Leo ♌ — They always look you directly in the eye, and treat everyone with dignity be they child, adult, elder. When they love you and you walk into the room you can visibly see them turn up their inner light by a million megawatts. They, like Cancer are also apt to leave you hanging when you need them though. They don’t like to show vulnerability and so they retreat when they’re feeling sad or hurt, leaving you to sort things out on your own. Everyone who knows a Leo has had an experience with one of their “cat naps” (Oh sorry, I was sleeping…)

Virgo ♍ — The kind of person that you can always come to with any problem, who will look at the problem and help you find a practical solution to it, no matter how they’re feeling about you at the time. They’re enormously kind and thoughtful in just about any way that isn’t verbal. Don’t expect them to have a kind word to say, but know that they’ll be there to help you through all of life’s difficulties. Do expect them to have unrealistic expectations of you, however, and take solace in the fact that their expectations for themselves are even more unrealistic, even though it kills them inside.

Libra ♎ — Libra is the sign that deals with everyone as equals. They truly meet everyone where they are, and as such are able to find interest in just about any conversation. They will listen to you rant and rave when you’re angry, gush when you’re in love, mope when you’re sad and meet you at your level every time, sharing in your enthusiasm, your sorrow, your joy. They can also be very contrary, and so when you come at them with an open mind you can be shown so many different facets of an issue that you feel strongly about. An unbalanced Libra is prone to being two-faced, however, and they stir up drama wherever they go. They’re also the type to agree with you in the moment, and then later on decide against it.

Scorpio ♏ — Scorpio is the “no judgement” type. They’ve seen the darkest parts of humanity and know just how awful people can be. They’ve also seen this darkness in themselves, and so they can’t fault others when they falter from time to time. They can be paranoid as fuck though, and constantly read too much into a situation//hear things that aren’t being said in an argument. When they’re emotionally invested in you it is the greatest blessing, as well as a monumental curse.

Sagittarius ♐ — Fun as fuck. Sagittarius is always willing to try new things and meet new people, and there’s no better travelling partner so long as you’re not the type that has to rigidly stick to a pre-set plan. Sagittarians can roll with the punches and always come out on top, they’re also lucky as all get out. They’re not exactly the reliable type when it comes to emotions, however, and might just peace rather than trying to actually work anything out.

Capricorn ♑ — Capricorns are easily some of the funniest people that live on this planet, though you certainly have to have an appreciation for dryness. They’re also another sign that treats everyone the same regardless of their background, though it’s true that they can get caught up in their image and that has a negative effect. Goats are the second most delusional sign, right behind Pisces. They traverse their lives with blinders on, and rarely are willing or able to perceive or tolerate things that don’t fit into their very narrow view of the world. They’re the type to climb ruthlessly to the top, not noticing all of the people they crush in their ascent.

Aquarius ♒ — Aquarians are enormously smart, assuming you don’t get one that has learned to play dumb in order to get what they want somewhere along the line. They will talk to you about pretty much anything, and barring it being a subject in which they are passionate (there are many) they will listen with an open mind and non judgmental stance. I love the fact that anyone with heavy Aquarius is in to some weird shit, as it makes them fascinating to get to know. Do I even have to mention the god complex? It’s so overplayed with Aquarius, and yet it’s also so pervasive in their kind. Which is similar to them all thinking they’re unique little snowflakes and outcasts without realizing that they do indeed fall into one category by labeling themselves as such.

Pisces ♓ — Easily the most compassionate and caring sign, Pisces would give the shirt of their back to a friend in need. I adore the way they fuss over their surroundings when they’re hanging with someone they care about. Are you warm enough? Is it too bright in here? Is the television too loud? They’ll steadily make small adjustments and if you go with the flow you’ll be much happier for it. They, however, go with the flow a little too much, and it makes them FLAKY AS FUCK. I abhor the type of person that backs out on plans over and over again, and if a Pisces is not in JUST the right surroundings they’ll flake on you every time. Don’t even bother with dinner plans for next week, just text them last minute.

anonymous asked:

Hey um, i'm curious of something, How would the off colours look or appear in your universe? also how've ya been :)

{ I was thinking something along the lines of this (story wise, im still kinda finalizing the designs )

Flourite is a Grandma that lives in beach city! She’s pretty big, around 6′’5′’ and she’s a part of a polyamourous relationship. Her partners are traveling the world at the moment (she prefers to stay at home) but she has pictures and knick nacks all around her house from them! 

The Rutile twins were cajoined at birth and had surgery to separate them (they have a prosthetic leg) and their surgery scar makes a cute little Y shape (like their gem) if they stand together (which they do often) They do everything together and are like #sisterGoals tbh, very very sweet

Rhodinite just moved to beach city and she’s just came out with her sexuality so shes a bit nervous around all these new faced and is still coming into herself. But she met the others and is flourishing into a bright and happy young lady. (she also met ruby and sapphire and was just star stuck  because one, they ARE kinda famous and 2, they were big inspirations with her coming out!)

Padparadscha is Sapphire’s cousin! She has some cognitive disabilities and tends to be a bit late with reacting. She was just visiting for a bit but ended up loving beach city so much that she moved here!

They all form a book club and Lars joins later on. The book club also doubles as a kinda motivational one too. Those off colors stick together! They get matching jackets and hang at the big doughnut a lot :3 Flourite makes them slow down and really savor what the book has to offer, the Rutile twins always are excited over the book and tend to finish eachothers sentences as they explain, Padparadscha tends to go back on topics already discussed but its nice and they like going back and really going in depth on those parts and Lars and Rhodinite are PROS at finding themes and interpreting different messages in the work!]

Last year, Game of Thrones‘ Gwendoline Christie enjoyed an opportunity envied by all in the realm: She and author George R.R. Martin, who penned the fantasy novels on which her HBO series is based, had a heart-to-heart.
The topic: the relationship between lady knight Brienne of Tarth and her one-handed, morally conflicted, sharp cheekboned traveling partner, Ser Jaime Lannister.

Martin “said what he wanted to do was to take the traditional format of Beauty and the Beast and change the roles — and also the genders,” she says. “That really excited me.”


Beauty and the Beast is the inspiration for Jaime and Brienne’s relationship. From GRRM, to Gwendoline Christie, to us.

sometimes john takes sherlock out to lunch in the busy touristy parts of london and they sit in the windows of restaurants and spend a few hours people-watching, stretching their deduction skills: which tourists are there on big tours and which on weekend holidays, what the students might be studying and what the businesspeople might be selling, which of the couples will survive the stress of traveling with a romantic partner and which won’t, and they race each other to pointing out who is on military leave. 

they laugh and talk to all the waitstaff and pick at appetizer after appetizer, drawing their lunch out late into the afternoon, swapping stories about university, pranks pulled on older siblings, cases and patients and crazy dreams they’d once had, making each other laugh so hard their sides hurt. john draws his fingers down the back of sherlock’s hand and looks at him like sherlock is the only light in the room; sherlock rubs his calf against john’s and dips his head when he flushes pink. when they get too full or too tired, or when they start getting bored or when the streets start to clear or when the waitstaff start to prepare for a dinner rush, they head out into the fresh air and mosey on home, walking through trafalgar square or piccadilly circus and stopping to take in all the sights and sounds, detouring through shops and taking their time. 

and when they get home from an afternoon of playing the tourist, of pretending to be even just a different version of themselves, a version that doesn’t live the fast-paced battlefield life they live, a version that visits london on the weekends and oohs and ahhs over the lights and the statutes and the overpriced menus designed to sound fancier than the food really is, a version that isn’t them the way they have made themselves together: when they get home, they settle into each other, on the sofa or caught in the doorway between the kitchen and sitting room, exchanging kisses and breaths full of giggles, holding each other by the hips and sinking back into their life the way they like to live it, and they like it very much the way it is indeed.

Why you shouldn't learn languages

I took classes in secondary school, so I remember something and that’s enough for me.
If you don’t use language daily or fresh it up regularly, your abilities naturally decline. You can’t recall vocabulary, you have to search for every word, reactions slow down. Active knowledge of the language is disappearing. 
And, if you’re so sure about your knowledge gained in the past, try a little test:

  • Tell your friend or yourself what you did last summer
  • Try to imagine you’re in an interview and try to explain what you’re good at
  • Try to tell something really nice (in more sentences) to your partner in your target language

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Just wanted to give a heads up that I will be traveling abroad with my partner @sharpe-vision for just under a month, so activity will be sparse until late June. We’re both nervous but excited because this will be our first time traveling outside of the country! We’ll be sure to indulge in the gelato, take a dip at the beach, and probably bumble our way through the cities getting lost.

Jaime and Brienne are the new Beauty and the Beast

Once more, for the kids in the back:

Transcription: “Last year, Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie enjoyed an opportunity envied by all in the realm: She and author George R. R. Martin, who penned the fantasy novels on which her HBO series is based, had a heart-to-heart.

“The topic: the relationship between lady knight Brienne of Tarth and her one-handed, morally conflicted, sharp-cheekboned traveling partner, Ser Jaime Lannister.

“Martin ‘said what he wanted to do was to take the traditional format of Beauty and the Beast and change the roles — and also the genders,’ she says. ‘That really excited me.’“

So…if you’re wondering where we silly J/B shippers are getting this idea that J/B are like Beauty and the Beast…it’s because GRRM said so.