concept: isak was complaining because they got their history papers back last period and he got a 5- when he definitely deserved a 6 okay and so he’s been grumpy all break and even’s like okay baby you want me to go fight your teacher because i will ill tell her just how smart you are you’re the smartest person i know and isak looks back at him with a small grin and that’s why even says hey, is that a smile?
working on something longer for other characters, but here, have
selie!Grantaire and dragon!Enjolras being cute and not sulky or grumpy @deboracabral ]
Grantaire your real name?”
raises his eyebrows at Enjolras. “What do you mean?”
“Is it the
proper pronunciation I mean,” Enjolras says seriously. “I’ve heard you speak
selkie with Éponine, is your name originally in selkie?”
isn’t exactly a language,” Grantaire grins. “We speak seal or human. We’re all
speak human when you’re in seal form?” Enjolras asks curiously.
Grantaire shrugs. “But it’s hard and the sounds don’t carry well under water.”
“But as a
pup you can’t transform yet,” Enjolras points out. “So your name must be in
selkie- I mean seal.”
gives Enjolras a bemused expression. “Why does it matter?”
doesn’t,” Enjolras says hastily. “I just, I want to make sure I am getting your
name right. It’s important. Names are important.”
smiles. Why does Enjolras always get so worked up over details? “Most of my
friends call me R,” he says. “That’s a little closer to what I was called as a
Enjolras asks with a slight frown.
Grantaire says, grinning at his insistence. “More like R.” Seal sounds sound unnatural coming from a human mouth and
Grantaire laughs at the surprise on Enjolras’ face.
your name?” he says. “I’ve heard Matéo and Judoc yelling that.”
Grantaire sighs. “They like to wear it out.”
moves his lips silently, frowning slightly. “So your name is R,” he tries.
splutters with amusement. “Oh man,” he laughs. “Do that again!”
Enjolras protests. “That’s what you just said. Did I do it wrong?”
“You purred,” Grantaire snorts. “I didn’t
know you could do that!”
not,” Enjolras huffs. “You made a sound at the back of your throat, so did I!”
“Yes but I
didn’t roll it!” Grantaire cries, he’s swallows his laughter, because Enjolras
is starting to look rather defensive. “It was closer though,” he says
encouragingly. “To my name in seal. You’ll probably get it if you keep trying.”
just saying that because you want me to do it again,” Enjolras say accusingly,
but there’s a smile tugging at the corner of his mouth.
Grantaire says innocently. “Honest.”
bad liar, R,” Enjolras says
bites his lip to hold in his laughter. “Stars,
you’re-” He swallows the word ‘cute’. He shakes his head. “Dragons purr, that
is the best thing I’ve ever learned.”
Enjolras chides and he gives him a friendly shove.
Grantaire says, eyes opening wide in delight. “Is there a dragon language? Does
your name sound different in that too? Does it consists only of purring?”
raised and named by humans,” Enjolras
reminds him with another huff. “And no
Grantaire grins. Teasing is easy, teasing is safe.
Enjolras refuses, trying not to laugh.
whines. “Come on…”
Grantaire says, wiggling his eyebrows. “Talk dragon to me.”
and spits out a cloud of sparks.
Grantaire bursts out laughing and Enjolras uses his lapse in attention to actually push
him off his rock this time.
Okay so I’m reading some of the original Wondy stories as written by William Moulton Marston (aged better than OG Batman but not as good as OG Superman stories imho) and considering that we know that Marston was in a polygamous relationship with his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston and Olive Byrne (who she would remain with after William’s death and to their own dying days) I can’t help but wonder if my notion that OG Diana, Steve, and Etta are similarly intertwined.
It certainly seems so.
Anyway that’s just me being `speculative. Gotta admit it makes one curious though!
story time: so as a kid my bff and I were absolutely obsessed with her ouija board. honestly like we were already the weird kids who could spout mythology and urban myths on cue and stuff (which isn’t very weird, I know, but for our very small whitebread town it was) and she dug this old 80s glow-in-the-dark ouija board out of her basement one day and for like a month that is all we did
I know for a fact we annoyed the bajeebus out of her parents with it since we would set up and just ask all these dead people really boring questions because hey, we were like twelve, and didn’t really put much thought into it
highlights include (but are not limited to): getting Merlin pissed off at us, having two different gods tell us blatantly contradicting prophecies, annoying several dead relatives by temporarily bedazzling our planchette, and completely misreading everything the devil told us because it was the ass crack of dawn and we refused to turn a light on because the ouija board glows in the dark!!
moral of the story is that being dead, a god, and/or the devil will not save you from the horror that is two preteen girls
People with their moon in Aries are very passionate, funny, and endearing people. Their Aries moon shines through regardless of their other placements. They are people who love to get things done and try new things. They find it difficult to keep their emotions down and it is important for them to be able to express themselves. Boredom is the bane of their existence. They are impatient. Despite their love for trying new things, they get bored easily and often end up not finishing things they've started. They are quick to jump the gun and often ends up saying things they regret. Their mood changes can be intense but are usually short lived. They are the kind of people that will be fuming over something and then laughing over something else a few minutes later. It is very easy to tell when someone with an Aries moon is going through a rough patch because their 'spark' will be very dull and they might be lethargic, unmotivated, and dull. Lunar Aries can be immature, but it is almost always unintentional. These people are hardly malicious and are more likely to hurt someone on accident due to impulsivity and being defensive as opposed to it being thought out and intentional.
Taurus moon people are thoughtful and observant. They are independent people who can be stubborn and set in their own ways and often prefer to work alone. They are loyal to those they love and care very deeply but sometimes have a hard time showing it. Despite that, they are usually very warm people who are easy to open up to. Taurus moon natives might have a hard time processing or showing emotion and might develop a habit of bottling their emotions up. These people like to go through life with lots of security and are usually planners and dislike being taken off guard. Safety and security are core values for them and they are not the type of people to go into things blindly. Taurus moon's can be lazy, but do not like procrastinating at all. Their laziness is usually only an issue when something is not important to them. They take things they value very seriously. Taurus moon often indicates possessiveness and the fear of abandonment and loss. However, people with this placement are very self sacrificing to those they love. They do not like to give up on anything, including relationships.
People with this placement have quick minds that are always buzzing with ideas. This is a good quality because they are very witty and intelligent and are good at 'thinking outside the box' but can also result in overthinking. Lunar Gemini's are very playful and silly but are also very capable of getting things done. They enjoy arguing and usually don't take things too personally unless their core values or intelligence is insulted. They are usually very energetic and are fun to be around and carry a positive energy. People with this placement can be very moody and fickle. They have a hard time making up their minds and despite being analytical, they don't always know what is best for themselves. Sometimes these people have a tough time with their sense of self and will adopt other people's personality traits or try to change themselves. It often stems from wanting to be understood, which is a major challenge for moon in Gemini. They are hilarious and are great at making people feel comfortable.
Lunar Cancers are deeply intuitive and empathetic. They are excellent at reading people and can see through lies and facades very easily, but they often idealize people and try to ignore their intuition because they want to see the best in people. People with this placement feel things very deeply yet try to keep their emotions to themselves. They can appear guarded but in reality they fear being hurt or taken advantage of. Sensitivity is a very strong Cancer moon quality. They are very perceptive of their environment and sentimental. They tend to dwell on the past and have a hard time getting over anything that was important to them. Change is extremely difficult for them, especially any change that takes them away from familiarity and security. Lunar Cancers love very hard and it's very hard for them to get over people. They are very creative, especially when it comes to things that connect to their values and emotions. They can be very moody and despite being very understanding of other people's emotions, they can find it hard to understand their own. They are prone to feeling guilty for being emotional and sometimes don't value themselves as much as they value others. These people can be hard to get to know but when you do, they are some of the most reliable and caring people.
Lunar Leo's are very charming and inviting people. People with this placement often aren't as outgoing as people with their sun in Leo, but are the kind of people who can come off quiet or aloof but are extremely open and wild around people they're comfortable around. These people have strong beliefs and feelings and aren't afraid to tell people off. They find it very difficult to brush their morals or values aside. They are the kinds of people who love to talk about what they're passionate about. Sharing their passions with the world is important to them. People often say Leo moon's are selfish, but in reality this is often a defense mechanism. They protect their pride and even though they are open and proud people, they hate to show weakness. When someone with their moon in Leo loves you, they will show you. These people are often bad with words, especially if it shows vulnerability, and prefer to show their feelings in action. They can be quite dramatic with their emotions but they're often dramatic for comedic effect, but sometimes people can't tell they're kidding. Leo moon's are prone to depression or negative thinking which is unlike their usually optimistic selves when they are not receiving attention or validation. It's very important to them that they feel appreciated and cared for.
People with moon in Virgo are very logical and observant people and are great at investigating and figuring things out. Virgo moons are witty and don't miss a beat. They take things like work and school very seriously and are critical, but most of the criticism they apply to themselves. Even though people with this placement can come off stoic, they are extremely sensitive, especially when it comes to receiving criticism. They care a lot about what people in positions of authority and people they love think and take what they say to heart. Virgo moons are very organized and have a hard time functioning without a schedule or agenda. Their organization method might not make sense to some people, but it makes sense to them. These people often nag and try to control others but it's because they have an image in mind of how things should be. It's a huge sign of trust for a Virgo moon to let someone else take the reigns. They appreciate the little things in life and aren't the kinds of people who want a ton of possessions or an extravagant lifestyle. Virgo moons often fall into depression if they don't feel useful or that they are reaching their full potential. Same goes for when they are not being recognized for their efforts. They can feel the need to prove themselves even when others would not deem it necessary at all. These people are extremely motivated and devoted to what they value.
Lunar Libra's are kindhearted and care a lot about the way they are perceived. They are usually pleasant and easy to work with. They can come off confident and charming, but a lot of the time they are insecure in who they are and want to be liked. Libra moons are often the type who feel the need to be in a relationship all of the time. They are witty and intelligent and love to learn and to teach. Even if it isn't their favorite thing, they work well in groups. They can be overly dependent on others and can get attached to specific people or the idea of always having someone to rely on. They hate to feel lonely and don't want others to feel that way either. A problem they run into is that they have a hard time setting boundaries and saying no. They feel guilty for rejecting others or even just putting themselves first. Libra moons hate conflict and often won't say anything when they feel wronged because they don't want to start anything. Their fear of being disliked can cause them to change their personality or pretend to be someone they're not. They are often seen as being very flirty, but in reality, it's often them just being kind and trying to make the other person smile. They are great people to come to for advice. They appreciate beautiful things and generally have a positive outlook and try to see the best in people and the world. They are very creative but can be scared or embarrassed about showing their creations to the world.
Scorpio moon is a very intense placement. These people don't often seem emotional on the surface, but feel things very deeply. They are extremely passionate individuals. Their intuition is very strong and people with this placement often rely on their gut instinct more than anything else. They like to be in love but do not mindlessly enter relationships at all. In fact, it can take them a very long time to get into one because they fear rejection and being hurt. They are extremely loyal to who they love and feel very depressed when their feelings aren't reciprocated as deeply as theirs. They can have issues with jealousy and can seem suffocating. They are terrified of betrayal and don't usually trust others. They are very trustworthy themselves, though. They know how to keep secrets. These people need their own space. Even if the individual might not be introverted, they cannot be around others all of the time. They value personal space and can feel disturbed when that space is breached. Scorpio moons are often interested in things that people would consider dark or weird. They like learning about mysteries, the occult, psychology, and other things that might not be tangible to everyone. They live life in an all or nothing fashion and often avoid or simply cannot do things in moderation. Scorpio moon's are very dedicated and ambitious people who will stop at nothing when they want something.
Sagittarius moons are people who are adventurous and freedom seeking. They usually have a great sense of humor and a go with the flow attitude. They dislike routine and get bored easily. Moon in Sagittarius natives avoid being caged in at all costs. It's not that they're afraid of commitment, rather they just don't like being tied down. They love to travel and the idea of staying in one place their whole life seems like a waste to them. They are the kinds of people who want to try everything and can be very reckless. Their recklessness doesn't stop there- they can be reckless with other people's emotions unintentionally. Sagittarius moons are typically very good natured and mean no harm, but they don't always take other people into consideration. They aren't the most perceptive to other people's feelings which can result in the lunar Sagittarius hurting others. Sagittarius moon's are often outgoing but they are independent people. They like to do things their own way and are usually pretty aware they're not the most reliable people. Sagittarius moon's are fun friends and are good at cheering people up. Despite being easygoing people, they are easily irritated. They can be blunt, too. These people don't go out looking for conflict but they aren't afraid to tell people like it is. Their direct honesty isn't always a bad thing, though. They are good at reassuring people and their opinions are often held in high regard by others. Sagittarius moons are easily let down because they have a tendency to set high expectations and are idealists. They love challenges and can be competitive but not usually in an unhealthy way, it's usually fun for them and motivates them.
People with moon in Capricorn are very reliable and diligent. They are hard workers who are perfectionists. They thrive off of structure and hate to feel useless, which they often do when they aren't doing anything they deem productive. This is a tough position for the moon to be in. Lunar Capricorns are extremely hard on themselves and are overly self critical. They try to always seem like they have it together. These people often have a fake it til you make it attitude and are great at faking confidence. It's also difficult for them to be vulnerable or to open up in general. They unintentionally bottle their emotions up. They are good at analyzing in general, but have a hard time self reflecting. They try to ignore their feelings and have a hard time seeing their positive qualities. Capricorn moons rely on feeling useful and that they have a purpose. They can seem conceited and often bring up their accomplishments, but they don't brag to rub it in others faces, they bring that stuff up because they view their accomplishments as their worth, so they want others to see they are worthy and have a purpose in life. Capricorn moons need security and to feel loved but often do not register that and can try to push that down or feel like they aren't worthy of it. Once they find someone they trust and love, they are amazing partners who are loyal, observant, and caring. It's obvious when a Capricorn moon trusts you because they will talk about their fears and feelings. Lunar Capricorns often need a cause or something to fight for. They want to use their skills for something that will make a difference. Finding that is often a huge breakthrough for these people and their confidence can improve through this.
Lunar Aquarius are very intriguing and passionate people. They might not be as emotional as others, but what they lack for in surface emotions they make up for in their passions. They are usually very progressive and care about the overall good of humanity. They are also usually very interested in people as a whole. They can be very outgoing but similar to Sagittarius moons, they are independent. They dance to the beat of their own drum and don't like to follow the crowd. People with moon in Aquarius hate being copied and want to be original and distinct individuals. They tend to be interested in things that aren't popular, and they don't mind that, though they can be disappointed because they love talking about those things. Aquarius moons usually have an ideal image of who they want to be in their head. This placement usually indicates being pretty even in thinking with your head and heart. Despite this, Aquarius moons really don't like to be seen as emotional. Their decisions are usually made after a lot of thinking about the possible outcomes. They are spontaneous, but not very impulsive. There is a natural inclination for them to think they are superior to others, mostly people who are desperate to fit in. Aquarius moons like to have a wide circle of friends but only a select few close friends. They would not thrive in a work environment that bored them and/or that isn't involving something they're passionate about. Aquarius moons strive to make a difference in the world.
Pisces moons are empathetic, dreamy, and intuitive. They are daydreamers who are creative and idealistic. They can often live in their head when things get too turbulent. This position indicates someone who is very artistic and feels a deep need to express themselves and their feelings. They have a habit of romanticizing their past or people who they want to believe in. They can get taken advantage of if they aren't careful. Sometimes they idealize people to the point where they won't see their flaws. Pisces moons can be manipulative and often rely on the guilt trip tactic. They usually avoid doing that, though. They are very sensitive and take things harder than others. When hurt, they tend to run away rather than confronting the problem. Escapism is a huge problem for them. Pisces moons are very loving and affectionate. They often disappoint themselves by wanting others to love them the way they love others. They frequently value other people's happiness over their own and can over exert themselves to keep people in their life happy. They should pursue a career that allows them to explore their passions and express their creativity. Pisces moons work very well with others because of how skilled they are with reading people and connecting to them. They would not want to pursue a relationship with anyone they didn't feel a connection with.
I’ve been sitting on this ask for some time trying to figure out the way to say this, so I suppose I will just tell the story as it happened.
I won’t be posting her URL here because I don’t want to send thousands of eyes to scour her blog, but we’ve been mutuals for something like a year, and always had crushes on each other, flirted a ton online, etc. But she lives very far away from me and this, of course, is a major obstacle, so we never made plans to act on that at all. She messaged me one day to say she’d be in town for a day or two on a family trip, and I brought up hooking up if she was interested, although I was such a nervous baby about it that I think I ACTUALLY said, “Hey we should make out or something if you want.” We agreed to meet, go to my place together, have a lot of sex, and make some sourdough because why not? So in the days before meeting 1) I tried a new recipe and tested it out to ensure it would be good enough and 2) we sexted a ton (she’s good at this and also? world’s best Snapchat snapper) and just got to know each other really well, too, and I found out that we have all sorts of weird little things in common- we want the same number of kids, we want the same color Le Creuset oven, we like and dislike the same kinds of fruits, she has been making jam for several years and I have been making bread for several years, etc- and each of us made several obviously-not-regular-hookup comments about the other being :) the woman :) of our :) dreams :) and how ohhhh gosh if only she didn’t live so far away we’d totally be dating!
She made it to the coffeeshop where I work, and I saw her coming in the door, thought, “WOW she is prettier than I expected” and immediately pretended not to see her/to be very QUICKLY taking some trash to the back of house to go get myself settled. I put on what was apparently a very good -I am totally chill and not going to die- face, sat beside her, made some conversation about her trip up, blah blah, sexted for several hours while I was closing up shop, and decided we would catch a ride from a bar across the street from my job because I MAY have skipped out on a meeting to go fuck this really hot woman and didn’t want it to be super obvious. So I closed up like normal, went to go meet her at the bar, and she kissed me several times while waiting for the car because she was too excited to wait. Then we got home, made bread, and had really incredible sex during which she came 13 (THIRTEEN) times before I stopped counting :) :) :) And when she left I did my best to pretend not to be sad, but it didn’t work because she asked, “Are you sad?” and when I said “Oh! I didn’t think you could tell!” she proceeded to mimic my posture, which was hands-in-my-pockets, slumped over, and forlornly gazing at the ground because I’d had a really genuinely magical time with her.
The main thing is really that the second we met I just felt an instant sort of “WOW I’d like to keep this one around” feeling that I know from a lot of dating is extremely rare and really special, and I think there were lots of moments during our first date that were very much not regular hookup/hangout moments, like we each called the other sweetie more than once, spent…an absurd amount of time staring into each others’ gay eyes, held hands a lot more than would be normal for a hookup, etc. I think it took her a few hours after she left to really realize she was feeling the same thing, but every now and again you meet someone and it just feels right and natural and comfortable instantly, and you just MESH well, and that’s really what happened. So in the next few days we sort of talked things over and decided to give this thing a shot. And I’m glad we did! Sometimes you have to do the very stupid, very silly, very wild 20something thing to do and just go for it because you think you could find something really special and worth it. I think I just sort of thought, “No this isn’t the most logical thing in the world but I know how rare this feeling is and if I can, I don’t plan to let it go because of something like distance.” So now we’re girlfriends and I couldn’t be happier about it- she’s really wonderful and sweet and makes me incredibly happy and I’m so proud to be, as my blog is titled, Her Butch. She’s the best coincidence I’ve ever encountered, and I’m so glad that she came through the city at just the right time and on just the right day and we talked just often enough beforehand for her to tell me she’d be in town, because I honestly didn’t think I was capable of feeling this way again and she’s been a wonderful addition to my life. She’s a pretty excellent girlfriend and I’m more excited than I can say to kiss her again.
it’s my last day at church tomorrow and apparently everyone wants to pray for me so I’m gonna have to go up in the center of the sanctuary and be Paid Attention To and pretend that any of this moves me emotionally (it never has which is part of why i felt so guilty before), all of which I hate, but it’ll be my last time so it’s endurable
anyway they wanted to “lay hands on me” bc that’s extremely standard when praying for someone in this type of Christianity, but i said no to that because that many people touching me for that long is like……a Nightmare so now Mom’s going to touch me and they’re going to touch Mom, but I don’t actually get why touching is necessary?
like if it comforts the person you’re praying for, sure that’s a good thing, but like, it clearly doesn’t me, so why bother with the circumlocution? surely if God is all-powerful, He has the capability to hear and understand prayers without the pray-ers being in physical contact with the subject of the prayer?
I’m not mocking here, it’s just weird to me that Mom’s response to “I don’t want to be touched by strangers” is “okay, the strangers will touch me on your behalf while I touch you to pass it on” and not “okay, touching isn’t necessary”.