twilights mom

The Holmes Children

Hamish Michael Holmes (age 19)

The eldest of the bunch. It cannot be denied he is Sherlock’s son and although he has the intelligence of a Holmes, his compassion and understanding undoubtedly makes him Molly’s. He finds love in anything space related and has a passion for piano. He is protective of his sister and his brother is his best friend. All in all he is the most likable, if not lovable, of the Holmes children.

Originally posted by derpeej

William Victor Holmes (age 17)

The middle child of the Holmes children. His sweet and innocent face is a perfect mask for his wild and adventuress self. He loves puzzles and pranks. And like his father he also has a love for “the game”. He will do anything for his family yet he isn’t always desirable. He is in short a jokester with all the charm and wit of a Holmes man.

Originally posted by gabys42

Elizabeth Louise Holmes (age 13)

The baby of the group. She’s sweet and loving like her mother but stubborn like her father. She knows she’s daddy’s little princess but she isn’t the typical girly girl. Though that never stops her from having her way when it comes to her father and brothers. Her goal is to become the world’s very best consulting detective.

Originally posted by anneboleyns

  • [Setting: Twilight's Castle, late at night]
  • Twilight: I made dinner Starlight!
  • Starlight: Thanks Mom
  • Twilight: Starlight…. Did you just call me Mom?
  • .
  • Twilight: Aww Starlight, I’m so flattered! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve called Celestia 'Mom' by accident!
  • Starlight, dying internally: Twilight please no
  • .
  • Twilight: Do you see me as a motherly figure, Starlight?
  • Starlight: NO! IF ANYTHING I SEE YOU AS A BOTHER FIGURE CAUSE YOU'RE ALWAYS BOTHERING ME!!!
  • Spike: Hey! Show your mother some respect!
9

The sound of her cry, the familiarity of her eyes, the way she seemed even more impatient than I did for this reunion—all of it wove together into the most natural of patterns as she clutched the air between us. Suddenly, she was absolutely real, and of course I knew her. It was perfectly ordinary that I should take that very last step and reach for her, putting my hands exactly where they would fit best as I pulled her gently toward me.

There’s something intriguing about the thought of laying in bed next to someone, being able to breathe them in and feel the warmth in their skin and hear the beat of their heart. And there’s something wonderful in every breath they take as they sleep and every move they make.
—  waking up in love (via fraagmented)

“Honestly, do you have to read *this* again? You’re worse than both of my moms…”

“Twilight is the SUPERIOR romance of the century!”

“Says no one. Like, ever.”

“If you don’t like it, STOP READING OVER MY SHOULDER!”

“…”

*Ock goes back to reading*

“…There’s a typo. And there’s a typo. And there’s an incorrectly used homonym…”

“YAAAAAAGH”

anonymous asked:

Hiii! I wanted to know what advice you have when it comes to writing twilight fanfiction with an OC? As yours seems to be very well-done which isn't always the case with other fics...Also, do you have any blogs that you can recommend that could be used as resources for writing twilight fanfiction? Thank you!!!

God I’m so sorry this took so long! I answered it partially and saved it to my drafts and totally forgot, I am the worst.

First off, thank you so much, that really means a lot :)
Okay I just posted a list of petpeeves about fanfiction, but that’s obviously just my opinion. Mostly I just watch what I dislike and like in fanfiction myself, and then I avoid/ do that, that already helps a lot!

What I think is important is that your OC is a somewhat complete person, even if none of the canon characters existed. They need family or friends, at least a reasonable amount of backstory that explains why they are who they are, a few interests or hobbies, a fear, something they dislike. Give them some aspirations too.
And the most important part is- stick with them! So many writers establish these things at the beginning, but then drop them, never to be mentioned again.
That way they appear more like an excuse or make your character seem like they’ve become extremely dependant on the canon characters. If you establish that your character goes swimming once a week and really loves that, but from chapter 3 on they never do that again, your readers will wonder a) why you mentioned it in the first place and b) think that now the canon characters are there they’re more important than everything the OC normally did before. In the end, your OC will be someone entirely else than they were at the beginning, and unless that’s something you WANT to happen, that’s kinda bad.

…Which is, by the way, exactly the problem a lot of people have with Bella.
At the beginning of Twilight SM establishes this about Bella:
- she loves Phoenix and the sun/hates Forks and rain
- her mom is her best friend and she’s very close with her.
- she’s selfless
- she dislikes being the center of attention
- she’s a bookworm
- she’s clumsy
- she’s not particularly good or bad at anything.

Now by the end of the series, none of these things are true anymore.
- Forks is her home ( because of Edward, not because she’s grown to love Forks itself)
- She has effectively cut her mother out of her life.
- ( this is not meant as judgement, just as a fact) She asks dozens of strangers to sacrifice their life for her and her family- based on decisions she made
- “I was amazing now. This was the place I shined.” Arguable, but I do think she is enjoying that. A lot.
- She reads to Renesmee, but we never see her read herself anymore.
- “That was graceful- even for a vampire”
- The Shield. The selfcontrol.

Which would be okay if those were organic changes, but the thing is, most of these things aren’t even true in Twilight? Her mom is her best friend, but she dodges her mails and is hesitant to talk to her from the beginning of the book. We see her read a book all of two times- which would be an easy fix, just have Mike come up to her and tell us she closes her book to talk to him, have Edward climb in and find her reading, let her drop her bag and let books fall out. She also isn’t that selfless? I mean the whole love triangle disaster was very selfish on her part too, cause she tried to keep both around when it clearly made all of them miserable. She adjusts to Forks as soon as she falls in love with Edward- when in reality, she might choose to stay, but still moan about the rain now and then. Her clumsiness is the only constant thing, but sadly reads as more of a plotdevice than anything else.
So SM tells us all these things about her, but doesn‘t follow through- these things never actually happen or play any role in the story. Even more- Bella ( and this is because SM intended her as a reader proxy, I do realize that) has no aspriations at all. We have NO idea what she might’ve wanted to do with her life besides becoming a vampire. Fanon puts its money on author cause she likes to read, but I can’t really see that. She has no hobbies besides reading- which she stops doing by the middle of book one.

Which is… a little wasteful, cause you can use hobbies and aspirations to tie people together.  How to you bond with people in real life? Because you share an opinon, an aspiration, a hobby, an interest.
Give your OC interests that make them stronger, that tie them to the canon characters, or that move the plot forwards. All the things you tell us about your OC need to DO something for the story- otherwise they shouldn’t be in there.

Also, take the time to actually build a relationship. Now, E/B is a teenage romance, so that is somewhat of an excuse, however, if you look at it, there’s really no reason why Bella fell for Edward except his looks. I’m talking strictly about Twilight here- up until the point she first admits to herself that she loves him, he really hasn’t shown any qualities that make him very loveable? He’s saved her life, yes, but he called her crazy afterwards, and ignored her, he was rude and ellusive. But he was also beautiful and mysterious, and that’s what has drawn her to him. By the time she says “I am irrevocably in love with him” she doesn’t even know he’s a vampire who forgoes human blood!
Obviously, as a teenager that didn’t bother me, but today it kind of makes me raise an eyebrow. This sort of thing happens a lot in fiction, actually. People proclaim “I love him! He is the best person I know!” and yet that character hasn’t really done anything remarkable at all?

So yeah, sorry this got so long and ranty. Just, give your OC’s a life apart from the canon characters and let them keep it, too. Let it influence the plot- more so, let it influence the canon characters! If you throw a new person in, your canon characters shouldn’t remain unchanged either. Keep it consistent, don’t rush relationships and instead give your characters reasons to fall in love. Tie the hobbies of your OC in to make them feel real, even if it’s just something like… paint stains under their fingernails. Even better, let it influence the way they speak! If your character likes to cook, they might say and idea is “half-cooked”, if they like music they might say, “ Her sister plays the second fiddle in that family” instead of “ she takes a back seat compared to her sister”. Get my drift?

I hope this is somewhat comprehensible and that it helps a bit. Again, sorry for the late answer!

  • Spike: Twilight... what I said about you not being my mom...
  • Twilight Sparkle: Spike, I know. I know I'm not your mother.
  • Spike: You're right... You're not...
  • Spike: You're just the mare who kept me fed and in clothes... who sat beside my bed at night until I fell asleep because I was afraid of the dark... helped me with my magic... You taught me to read and write... And you always welcomed me back home with a smile.
  • Spike: Sounds a lot like a mom to me.

It was clear that Luna thought Twilight was going overboard with the binders. Surely, she had thought, there was no need for detailed notes on every subject that Twilight had thought to cover. She accepted it as one of her wife’s eccentricities, just as Twilight always accepted hers. And to Twilight’s credit, over the years they had used almost all of them. All except for one.

The binders had become something of a joke to the kids. “Don’t you do that, or I’ll tell Mom! Then you’ll get another binder lecture!” It was, however, no laughing matter when they did come out. When Pterus told his parents that he had his first date coming up, Twilight had dedicated the entirety of the week before it to going over one of the binders she had written years earlier. And to be fair, his sisters did still find this hilarious. Of course, the humor was lost on them when Eventide and Dapple each got the same lecture in turn.

But really, the sisters got off easy. The binders had been made for Pterus, after all. They were updated for the girls, but by that point Twilight and Luna had become much more confident in their parenting. Twilight Dapple actually rarely saw the binders, although there was some speculation that the reason was because Twilight had long since memorized them.

Where do babies come from? Binder. Why do some ponies care that they had two moms? Binder. Introducing a new sibling? Binder. First day at a new school? What to do when staying with out of town relatives? How to behave while attending a royal court meeting? Binders for all of them, and all of them had been used in time. Still, there was one that never was.

Twilight had always been nervous about, well, most things really. She knew how things could go wrong, and so she planned and prepared to put her mind at ease. Really, the binders had always been more for her than they ever had been for her children. So she wasn’t worried about that one question; she had a binder ready for whenever it came up.

But it didn’t. And that made her nervous. ‘He’s still too young to think about it,’ she told herself. ‘When he’s older he’ll want to know.’ But one by one, the rest were taken down from their shelf, and she eventually had to wonder if it was healthy for him to continue ignoring something so important.

“You worry too much, dearest,” Luna assured her once Twilight voiced her concerns. “You know he’s well aware of the circumstances of his life. He also knows we love him very much, and he loves us the same.”

“I know,” Twilight said. She cast a glance towards where the binders sat, collecting dust on a shelf. “But, well… what if he’s afraid to ask?”

Luna smiled and nuzzled against Twilight. “Well, I could hardly blame him. He surely knows another lesson is coming if he does.”

“Luna, I’m serious,” Twilight said as she pulled away.

Luna paused for a moment, before smiling again. “I still think there is nothing to worry about, but if it makes you feel better then we can talk to him about it.”

After all these years, and they were still finding new situations to face together. “I… wouldn’t know what to say.”

Placing her wing on Twilight’s side, Luna gently guided her towards the door. “Not everything needs to be so planned out. Sometimes I think you forget that you don’t need to do these things alone.”

Twilight smiled as she walked along with her wife. “Are you kidding? You’re the only thing that’s kept me grounded all these years.”

They found Pterus in the kitchen, making himself a sandwich. Part of Twilight was relieved that he wasn’t in the middle of something. Part of her wished he was, so they could put off this conversation for another day.

“Just like your mother,” Luna commented upon seeing the sandwich he was making.

Pterus just grinned. “Daffodil and daisy sandwiches are the best. It’s a proven fact.”

Luna gave Twilight a knowing look. Twilight didn’t see the significance.

“Pterus, sweetie,” Twilight began, then realized she had no idea how to phrase the question. She looked to Luna for help.

But before either of the could continue, Pterus began looking between the two of them. No doubt he had taken note of her tone. “Is, uh, something wrong?”

“Nothing at all,” Luna said. Twilight wished she could feel as confident as Luna sounded. “But we were talking, and there’s something your mom wanted to bring up with you. Or rather, something she feels you should have probably brought up with us by now.”

“You’ve… never asked about your real parents,” Twilight finished. She kept up her smile, but the words hurt coming out.

Pterus set aside his sandwich. “Is that what this is about?”

Twilight felt herself growing more nervous, so she started backpedaling to explain why she was bringing it up. “Well, of course, it’s only natural to wonder. And obviously you know that two alicorns didn’t give birth to a bat pony. And there’s –”

“Mom.”

“– your heritage, it’s always important to remember that, and then of course –”

“Mom.”

“– you have to wonder why they aren’t around in the first place, and oh!”

“Mom.”

“Twilight, my love.”

“I didn’t mean to make it sound like they abandoned you, they were really good pon–”

Pterus wrapped his forelegs around Twilight, his hug suddenly cutting off her rambling. “Mom, I already know about my real parents.”

Twilight blinked away her confusion, and turned to Luna. She looked just as confused, so it was clearly not her who told him. “Oh? Did, uh, your grandparents tell you? Or one of your aunts or uncles?”

“No, none of them had to say anything.”

Luna stepped closer to the two and placed a wing on Pterus’s back. “Was it one of the guards, then? I suppose some of the older ones would have reason to want to talk with you about them.”

“No, it wasn’t, well, it wasn’t anyone.” Pterus looked between both his mothers and smiled. “I don’t know who my biological parents are, but that’s okay. I’m sure that they were great ponies, and yeah, maybe I’ve kind of wondered about it a bit. But in the end, it doesn’t really matter. I know who I am: I’m the son of Twilight Sparkle and Luna, and I have the best parents anyone could ever ask for.”

Twilight and Luna first looked to each other, then to Pterus. They each moved to hug him at the same time, and he did his best to get a foreleg around each of them.

“I’ve always known who my real parents are.”

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Aah, that got so much longer than I thought it would >.< Anyway, this popped into my head when I saw your post about the binders. Hope you like it ^^


Holy crap, I love it!