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“ You were anointed by God, blessed by the Sun. But you do not yet possess what really matters: the power!  Without it you will perish and all the France along with you. For the king without a castle is no king at all. And now, you dream of paradise, but you must build it for yourself and let the whole world know Louis the Great has arrived. “

(Versailles, 2015)

QUEENS REC : list of wonderful and amazing Malec and Shadowhunters fanfictions' writers - PART 1

I wanted to make a fanfics rec for a long time but there are so many it’s impossible de choose ! I can’t. So instead, I’ve made a writer’s rec. A queens rec, because let face the truth: they are queens. All of them (and a few kings, probably. I still haven’t met you sorry).

We have so many talented writers in this fandom, it’s a blessing. I said it before but I’ll never stop saying it: thank you, you gave me back the love of reading.

Selecting only a few was heartbreaking. Please forgive me. You all deserve a crown. I’ll give you one, in time, I promise.


If you don’t know her work you’re really missing something. Her two fics are simply amazing !

She has a way to take us so deep in hers characters mind that is stunning. Hers fics are not only Malec center so everyone has a place and is very well studied. It’s invigorating ! She doesn’t leave anyone on side and even has interesting OCs.

How to save a family is really brilliant for that. My favorites are Maryse and Jocelyn, two astounding mother figures with all hers complexity. The case of Max is also a very interesting and emotional one. I’ll let you find out why.

The confrontation between Alec and his AU self in Never stand between two mirrors is worth reading ! Intense and funny moments guaranteed.

Her serie of prompts Spaces Between is also remarkable and offer the scenes and POV we deserve.

Never stand between two mirrors
How to save a family*
Spaces between (serie)*


Lucile has gold in her hands. Really. She’s one of the best autor I ever read. But you surely already knew that.

You’re caught as soon the first sentence and emerged only at the end, three hours later (for the short one). You haven’t drunk, eaten or moved between. You just read because that was the only think you could do. Maybe you live-tweeted to yell at her but that’s the only exception.

Yes, I’m a big fan and have literally no will-power when it comes to Lu’s fics. First I scream when I receive the email or see the post, then I drop everything I’m doing to go read it. And let me tell you : I regret nothing. I’m not disappointed. Ever.

She has already written so many fics and I didn’t even read them all (I know I’m a walking scandal, don’t remind me ! I live with the shame everyday) but if I’ll have to chose one, it will be without a doubt Bright Lights, Small Town. This fic is a masterpiece. A beautiful, so well-written original story with strong and deep characters. It’s Magnus’ POV and he is just so endearing and vulnerable that you want to protect him at all cost ! This fic is about family, friendship and love. It’s about grief, moving on and make choices. This fic is about finding a home and there is not a single thing I don’t like about it. It has touched me in a way I can’t described. Run for it if you haven’t.

To build a home (serie) : Bright Lights, Small Town and extras
Stars Aligned (serie) : And the oscar goes to and following
I see fire
Dead men no tales
Invictus


Basically you’ll need a blanket, severals hot chocolate (or tea), a lot of tissues, and a loving pet or a plush to get over of her AU fics.

I’m not kidding ! Paparazzi is the most painful fic I’ve ever read, and I’ve read a lot. My heart broke at each chap and there 17 of them so far. The last part of chap 1 of Addicted to you put me on the floor for hours and chapter two was a roller-coaster for my nerves, always promising the sweet candy of happiness and fluff only to take it away before you could even grab it. In summary, Alec is an idiot and Magnus needs a hug or vice-versa. They’re two idiots in love with each others but don’t realize or accept it and make us suffer for their ignorance or stupidity.

But like her writing is so good I’m willing to suffer, and so should you. When angst is well-written it becomes more bearable (do you see the auto-persuasion here?). So be warn but go for it anyway. She promised happy ending so what’s a few stabs in the heart ?

Paparazzi*
Addicted to you
My true love gave to me


Jackie. Where do I begin ?

Once again I think I don’t have to introduce you to Take me to church, or as we can call it : the longest slow burn ever made. I really hope I don’t. If I do let me ask you something: where you living in a cave without wifi ? That the only excuse I’ll accept.

Slow burn takes all its meaning here. I hope you have patience. Like a lot. No seriously. Love make people blind but at this point it just ridiculous and you just want to bump into the story and scream at this two idiots desperately in love with each others. And you know the worse ? You watch them fall in love. Both of them. So you know. Izzy knows. Jace knows. Catarina knows. Everybody knows. Except them of course.  And on  top on that you have cute Clace and Sizzy, a strong parabatai bond, a brilliant Max Lightwood, Ragnord and Cat as friends of the years but for each year, and a helpful Raj.

I’ve hesitated with Queen of roller-caster because damn I hope you have a good heart. I don’t know how mine survived. Jackie have a way to snap your happiness in one sentence, make you scream of fear the next one to finally made you melt of cuteness two second later. It’s incredible. Seriously my heart had beated so fast so many times while reading this fic ! But you feel so alive, it’s worth it.

And her writing is just a blessing. I don’t count the number of times I had to stop reading because a sentence was so beautifully written that I had to take a moment. There is talent here. This fic really has a particular place in my heart. It’s one of the most beautiful and powerful love story I had the chance to read.

Oh and Fools rush in is extra ! Very different, much more fun and lightly that TMTC but still with angst because it’s Jackie and she can’t help it.

Take me to church*
Fools rush in*
Complete me


I was about to post this rec but Sam posted chapter 17 of In the sin bin before I could and now I don’t think she deserve to be in it anymore…

Yes that chapter ruined me and I’m still pissed. Who’s else ? Raise your hands !

Who else was already on the floor because of the last part of chapter 16 ? Welcome to the club.

And did you see it coming ? No ?! Yeah me neither ! And do you know why ? Because that’s what Sam does ! She always find something to surprise us (or kill us in that case). You think it’ll be okay, they’re going to be happy and then BAM cliffhanger, everything falls apart. How many times did she do that in 17 chapters ? (It was rhetorical question don’t answer that. I don’t want to know). I’m talking about ITSB but chapter 13 of Home was the same. If you read it now you’ll just have to click on next chapter, we had to wait a whole day to find out ! Hearthless.

I’m yelling because that’s what I do but ISTB is a must-read and a fantastic original story. I didn’t know anything about hockey, it’s not really a famous sport in France and I’m the less sportive person you’ll ever met. But reading Sam’s games ? Jesus I hope you have a good heart and aren’t in a public area. It’s more than likely that you’ll scream (of joy and frustration).

But ISTB is not about just hockey. Is about incredible and deep characters. You’ll find in love with Max Lightwood, he has even less chill than Lu. You’ll find in love with Magnus and his suits, Alec and his bread (just kidding they have amazing personality too). You’ll watch them fall in love. Because ITSB is about love, but also about friendship, family, support and team up. ITSB is about taboo and fame, about press and blackmail, about finding yourself and fight in what you love and believe.

In the sin bin*
Home
Glimpses of Malec*

*those fics are not complete

Shifted - Part 6, Chapter 6

Every Tuesday I’ll be posting a chapter from my brand new AU story. The premise is simple - what if Claire had gotten pregnant with Brianna a month or two earlier in the story, and she and Jamie had re-evaluated their priorities and decided that the cause was lost, and they were able to slip away from the army and quietly return to Lallybroch?
Previous installments…


Part 6 - The Honeymoon

Lallybroch, Summer 1763

Chapter 6


“Dear me,” she breathed. “You’d think we’d been apart twenty years.”

 

Jamie nuzzled and sucked her neck with slow, wet kisses. “Mmphmm. When was the last time we lay together in the middle of the day? Yer skin looks so bonny in the sunlight, mo nighean donn.”

 

She hummed against him, winding her legs tighter around his hips. The motion shifted him even deeper inside her, and they both gasped.

 

A Dhia,” he whispered. “Claire, ye feel so – I canna describe it.”

 

She ran a gentle hand over his shoulders, tracing the web of his scars. “I know. I feel it too.” She paused, thoughtful. “You said that on our wedding night, didn’t you?”

 

She shivered as Jamie gently bit her collarbone. “I said a lot of things, Sassenach. Can ye be a wee bit more specific?”

 

A Dhia. Right before we made love the first time.”

 

He snorted. “Aye, I did. Though I canna say it was making love – I had no idea what in hell I was doing, and I certainly didna ken that ye were meant to get something out of it.”

 

Her fingers tangled in the hair at the base of his skull. “I forgive you for that time. You’ve more than made up for it since then.”

 

He sighed against her. “It’s no’ blasphemy to say that, ken. It’s a prayer of thanks.” He raised up on his elbows to just look at her. Christ, she was beautiful, cheeks pink with color and hair all frizzy around her heid. “I could pray my thanks for being marrit to ye every second of every day for the rest of my life, Claire, and it would never be enough.”

 

Her eyes glistened with tears. She ran her thumb over his nose and chin. He parted his lips and took her thumb in his mouth, sucking softly.

 

Gently his hips began the slow, familiar rhythm. Her lips parted and she gasped, tears slipping down her cheeks. He eased her thumb out of his mouth and traced his own thumb along the path of her tears. “Shh. Let it out, mo graidh. Let me love you some more.”

 

Later, flushed and rumpled and yet energized, he held her tightly to his chest, lips against her hairline, watching the sun set through the grimy window.

 

“What’s been troubling ye, Claire?” he asked softly. “Honesty, now.”

 

She sighed – he felt the rush of warm air against his shoulder. “I can’t really describe it. Just – so much feeling.”

 

“About what?”

 

She paused. “You and the children, mostly.”

 

“But ye’ve always had those worries. What makes it different now?”

 

Her hand found his and wrapped her fingers around his thumb, caressing. “I have worried every day since we returned from France that you’ll be taken from me. I worry about how things will change once you’re free to leave Lallybroch in three years’ time. I worry about the children – what will come next for them in their lives, whether Brianna will ever find a husband that truly understands and respects her, whether William will stay with us once he’s grown or whether he’ll want to seek his own adventure in Inverness or Edinburgh or another city.”

 

He kissed her forehead. “Ye’re such a good mother – of course ye should worry. But have I done anything recently to make ye think that I’ll be taken from ye?”

 

He felt her shake her head. “No – no more than the usual. Just – my greatest fear is being parted from you.”

 

He settled down on the pillow to meet her eyes. “Ye ken I’ll never let that happen.”

 

She caressed his cheek. “I ken, Jamie. But it’s happened before – even though you fought so hard for it not to. It nearly killed me, you know that.”

 

“I do. But do ye think it was any different for me, Claire?”

 

“No, I don’t. But it’s always at the back of my mind – if something were to happen to you, what would I do?”

 

He closed his eyes and sighed. “We’ve never talked of it, have we?”

 

“No, we haven’t. But we should.”

 

“Tomorrow, perhaps? I’ve been thinking – we should walk along the burn, you could gather some of your wee herbs and I’ll find fish for our supper.”

 

She smiled. “Are you deliberately trying to replicate what we did right after we married?”

 

He butted her nose with his. “Maybe.”

 

She kissed him then, slow and sweet.

 

“I’ve got an idea.”

 

He kissed her chin and settled his hand at the small of her back. She nestled into his chest. “What is it?”

 

She smiled, almost shyly. “Tell me something about yourself you’ve never told me before. And I’ll do the same.”

 

His eyebrow raised. “Ye already ken all the important things about me, Sassenach.”

 

Gently she nudged his shoulder. “Come on. There has to be something you’ve never told me.”

 

He frowned, then – blushed? His cheeks flushed beneath her hand.

 

“Jamie? What is it? Surely it can’t be that bad?” She kissed the tip of his nose. “You’re not going to tell me that you weren’t a virgin on our wedding night, after all?”

 

“No, that’s God’s honest truth. Rather - I’m afraid you’ll laugh at me, but I felt the same way on our wedding night, and even though ye did laugh at me I didna mind it so much.”

 

She caressed his cheek, curious. “Tell me.”

 

He swallowed. “Do ye remember when we were trying to – trying to conceive William?”

 

She smiled widely. “Yes. And you don’t?”

 

He sighed, exasperated. “Ah. Weel. I never told ye this – but I did a lot of praying, then.”

 

Love surged in her heart. “I know – I understood the prayer you said, every time you finished inside me.”

 

That stopped him. “Ye did?”

 

She wrapped her arms around his shoulders. “It’s one of the most beautiful and thoughtful things anyone has ever done for me. I didn’t let on because – because I didn’t want you to stop. And it worked in the end, did it not?”

 

He breathed in her hair deeply. “Aye, I suppose. Only, I didna just do that. I prayed a whole rosary every day. And I – ” he paused. “I – I took some herbs every day, too.”

 

Claire rose up on one elbow. “What? What kind of herbs?”

 

He lay flat on his back and rubbed his hands over his face. “I went early on to see Grannie MacNab, to help her wi’ chores. She could tell straight away that something was troubling me – so I told her that you and I were trying for another bairn. And she told me that every day for the first ten years of her marriage to Mr. MacNab, she’d fed him some herbs wi’ his parritch. To make his seed stronger, ken? And she had the eight boys in twelve years, so…”

 

Claire was profoundly touched. “So is that what you did, then?”

 

“Aye. She was verra matter-of-fact about it, she told me where to find the plants and how to prepare them.” He reached up one hand and delicately traced down her nose and cheek. “I wanted – I wanted my seed to be as strong as possible, every time we lay together. I wanted so badly to give ye another child, mo nighean donn. So as soon as ye told me about the bairn I had to let her know – to thank her.”

 

“That’s why you’re always taking William up there – out of thanks.”

 

“Aye, I suppose. Only – it brings her joy to see me wi’ him. To ken that she played a small part in him coming to be.” He sat up against the headboard and crossed his arms. “I would have done anything, Claire – anything to give ye another bairn. So.”

 

She settled into his shoulder against the headboard. “Thank you.”

 

“Ye’re welcome.” He kissed her forehead, then grinned. “Now it’s yer turn.”

 

Claire traced her fingers along his collarbone, thoughtful.

 

“I wasn’t a virgin when I married Frank.”

 

Jamie jerked away from the headboard and grasped both her hands in his. “What?”

 

She smiled. “I’m glad I can still surprise you, after all these years.”

 

He blinked. “What do ye mean, ye werena a virgin when you marrit him?” A look of horror crossed his face. “There’s no’ another husband ye havena told me about, is there?”

 

She squeezed his fingers. “No – I’ve only been married twice. I had a lover before I met Frank – I lost my virginity to him.”

 

Jamie’s brow furrowed. “Who was he? How old were ye? What happened to him? Did he break yer heart? Do ye think of him still? Did ye – ”

 

She settled a finger against his lips. “Shh. I’ll tell you everything you want to know.”

 

He swallowed. “Any other men I should know about, Sassenach?”

 

She smiled. “No, Jamie. And I’ve never mentioned him to you because I honestly haven’t thought about him for years. I hadn’t thought about him for a long time before I met you.”

 

His blue gaze pierced through her. “Tell me everything.”

 

She moved closer, nudging her knees against his. “I met him when I was sixteen. He was an assistant of my uncle’s – on a short expedition. He was older than me – a university student in his early twenties. I took a fancy to him – and he to me.”

 

Jamie’s arms vibrated with tension. “Why did ye give him yer maidenheid?”

 

She sighed. “My uncle took a trip for a few weeks – left me alone with him. Things – sped up while my uncle was away. It was the summertime. I thought I was ready to be a woman, and I told him as much.”

 

He shook his head. “Always telling men what to do.”

 

She ignored his comment. “So – I told him I wanted to be a woman, not a girl. It was very brief, very passionate. Then my uncle came back, and then he was called back to the university on urgent business. And I never saw him again.”

 

He caressed the backs of her hands. “That was it, then?”

 

She nodded. “Frank didn’t mind when we married – I knew he’d had lovers before, and he said it wasn’t fair for him to judge me when I hadn’t judged him.”

 

Jamie looked down at their joined hands. “Did ye love him?”

 

She shook her head and met his gaze head-on. “No. I thought I did, but now I know that it wasn’t love. He broke my heart, Jamie. It was a very painful and confusing time. He showed me that I was indeed a woman – that I had the body of a woman – but he destroyed a piece of my heart. I realized that I’d always want more than he could give.” She paused. “I suppose I always wanted more from Frank than he could give me, too.”

 

Jamie’s thumb traced her iron ring – so worn from nearly twenty years of use. “And me?” he said, voice small and quiet. “Do ye want more than I can give ye?”

 

She smiled and crawled into his lap, wrapping her legs around his hips and her arms around his shoulders. “You have given me everything you have – your name, your body, your family, your mind, your heart – since the day we married. You’ve showed me what love really is, Jamie. And you’ve always been more than enough.” She swallowed. “You’ve always offered more than I could possibly take.” She brought her forehead against his. “That’s why I worry, too - I know it’s absolute nonsense – but…I worry that I’m not enough for you. That one day you won’t want me anymore.”

 

His mouth gaped – and she saw the hurt in his eyes. “Claire, I –”

 

She placed her fingers against his lips. “I know. It’s foolish to think that way. Everyone always says it to me how lucky I am that my man only has eyes for me. Has only ever had eyes for me. But do you understand now, why I feel the way I do? Why I – why I have been needing you more, lately, than I ever have before?”

 

He twined his fingers in her hair and pressed her face into his neck. She breathed deeply.

 

“Ye worry that ye’re no’ enough for me – and I worry I’m no’ enough for you.”

 

“Idiot,” she sniffed. “Of course you’re enough. You’re more than enough.”

 

“Aye. So do ye see, Claire, that what we worry about are things that willna happen? Because I love ye too much to let it happen, and ye love me too much to let it happen?”

 

She nodded against him.

 

“Truly? Do ye truly understand that, now?”

 

She lifted her head and cradled his face between her hands. Then she kissed him, slow and long and deep.

 

“Yes,” she finally whispered against his lips. “Yes. I do.”

“People don’t understand how hostile and untrusting he was. It took me two years of tenacity and constancy and letting him ignore me and just being there when he fell and being a very bad boy before I even began going out with him, I might have only been married to him for three years but there was two years of courtship before that witch was almost all one- sided. I think he did love me. But I think, in the end, when you’re dealing with someone who is that brilliant and that tortured, you just have to put with misanthropic shit. A friend once said to me: “Talent does not help you change the diapers”. You can’t love someone just for the talent, you know? And that’s not just what that was about. I loved him because I really loved him. He was funny and sweet, too. I was going through some home-video footage for this Channel 4 documentary that I just did and there’s one scene where he’s swinging Frances around the bathroom and you can tell how a good daddy he was. But when the camera moves up to the toothpaste holder you see the syringes. She was too small to get them, but…“ 

 COURTNEY LOVE ON HER RELATIONSHIP WITH KURT COBAIN

Valentines Day!!!!

Rusame: More than comrades.

Prucan: Breakfast in bed.

Gerita: Dinner and a show.

Fruk: Champagne before a hot night.

*These are my personal ships. Honestly, I’m not really too sure about other ships. I’d love it if you could comment what your favorite ships are. Maybe add to my list? Do it for me, your beloved admin, for valentines day <3  :3 

anonymous asked:

"Though honestly there was no reason for them to change it. They could have so easily explained that blue eyes meant born wolves" Exactly! 'Cause the born vs bitten explanation worked perfectly fine. And if they didn't want to go with Jackson is a Hale/Peter's son, they could've just mentioned Jackson found out that his birth parents were werewolves and that some of his werewolf relatives lived in London and that's why he moved there.

Exactly! It would have taken all of six seconds of screen time to explain that, would have given viewers a few seconds to squeal excitedly about a departed character being mentioned (this show really doesn’t understand that we want to hear about the characters we’ve lost). Like seriously. Bring up Erica. Mention where Danny went. Have Isaac mail Scott a scarf from France. Like… it’s such an easy way to make viewers love you.)

You know what I’m loving suddenly is the idea that Peter just completely bullshitted the “blue means guilt” explanation, came up with the Paige story out of thin air, just as a way to avoid telling everyone Jackson was his son. He didn’t want anyone to catch on –– and Stiles is quick, if he knew the eye color was genetic he would have started making connections –– and Peter just didn’t want to have to start making childcare payments. ;P

anonymous asked:

wooooooo Hanamaki general headcanons please?

- He isn’t going to continue with volleyball in college, and Oikawa’s honestly mad at him for it. He doesn’t really care, though. As much as he loves the sport, he really doesn’t see himself devoting to it professionally like Oikawa and Iwaizumi.

- He’s really into murder, well, murder cases, really. He’s obsessed American crime shows like Forensic Files, The First 48, and even fictional ones like CSI Miami and Law & Order. He’s honest he could get away with murder, at this point, from all the things he’s learned.

- He actually really wants to go to school for law, but is a bit afraid he isn’t smart enough to do so. Matsukawa, who in no way, shape or form has his shit together, keeps pushing him to go ahead and take the damn opportunity before it slips away, so at least one of them ends up sucessful in the future.

- The biggest sweet tooth on Earth belongs to Hanamaki Takahiro. If it’s a dessert, you bet your ass he’s going to be eating it, even if it’s candied cockroaches. (which he’s had before. It was for a dare, but he has to admit he actually liked them. For their senior trip, Oikawa had dragged the group over to Paris, which Oikawa loved, because “Paris is the fashion capital of the world, after Milan, don’tcha know”, and Hanamaki loved it because dear lord, if France is known for anything, it’s their pastries. (There was a croquembouche ((cream puff tower)) at the hotel they were staying at and, upon seeing it, he cried a bit.)

- He has an awesome relationship with his little sister, who’s in her first year of highschool. She’s just like him, except, “her hair is much prettier”, according to her. Neither of them really care what they say around each other, and the entirety of their banter is extremely casual. They’ll talk about anything from global warming to Reddit 50/50 and never feel awkward about it later on. They’re more like friends, than anything.

- During the summer, when nothing is forcing him to wake up in the morning, he’ll sleep until 3 in the afternoon. He’ll stay up until 5 in the morning, too.

- He absolutely broke down on graduation day, more than anybody. More than Oikawa, to the group’s shock. The only real friends he’d ever had were those three, and the mere thought of never seeing them again once college started was horrifying. He wasn’t childhood friends like Iwaizumi and Oikawa, who were inevitably going to share the same casket together, and although Matsukawa and him are best friends, the idiot has a terrible habit of leaving everyone on read, and eventually, one day, just going to leave him on read forever. He can’t cope with the feeling of loss, especially when it comes to the three most important people in his life.

- He has a bad habit of sticking his hands down his volleyball shorts, and that habit has diffused outside the court, as well. Sometimes, he’ll catch himself doing it in a really formal place with his mom standing right next to him, or in the middle of class. He doesn’t really bother to cut it, though.

- He has an honest to god gum addiction, or something. On a daily basis, he’ll chew four pieces of bubblegum at a time, and although it disgusts Oikawa, Iwaizumi can’t help but wonder how in the world this guy’s jaw hasn’t shattered yet.

- He tried spiking up his hair once, but found that it only made his already big forehead look even bigger, like an oversized solar panel, or something, and swore he’d never spike it up again.

- He’s a huge stan of Pink Floyd. Matsukawa says that he’s pretentious, but he prefers the word, “bougey”, as Oikawa would call it.

- He doesn’t own a normal pair of socks. Every single pair either has a plant or some short, an animal, or a logo of a band. His favorite pair is the full body of an ostrich.

- He loves pufferfish, for some reason. As a kid he owned about twenty t-shirts with cartoon pufferfish on them, and it wasn’t until he was fifteen did he find out that people in his own country ate them. Needless to say, he was devastated.

- He was one of those really, really picky eaters when he was a kid. From age three to nine he constantly tried convincing his mom a diet of jolly ranchers and cream puffs was healthy.

2ps Reactions To S/O Wanting Kids

2p America: “You really want a mini me running around here, huh??” He would laugh about it, but certainly wouldn’t be against it.

2p England: “Oh, poppet! I’d love to, if you want to, but-” He would be all for it, very excited, but also very worried. What if something goes wrong? What if he isn’t the best father? He doubts everything that could happen.

2p China: Cue nervous laughter and a lot of stuttering. As much as he would like kids, he’d find the whole thing to be kind of difficult. He’s not the most consistent person, let alone a consistent father.

2p France: “….” He wouldn’t really want a kid. He feels like he messed up raising Matt, and he doesn’t want to mess up again.

2p Russia: “I see. You really want a child?” He would make sure that it was truly okay with it. He’d be somewhere in the middle, as the idea would put him off for a little bit, but if you give him time he will warm up to the idea of having a child.

2p Canada: “You sure..?” “…Okay.” He’s wanted kids before, but never asked. He wants to prove to himself that he can take care of a child, better than he thought his own father did.

2p Italy: “Oh,bella,I don’t see why not… But why?” He’d be okay with it, but would want a specific reason as to why you wanted to have a child with him.

2p Germany: He’d give you a big hug immediately. “Hey, of course! I mean, they’re basically a little bundle of insomnia, but that’s not so bad!” He’d love to have a child with you, as for him it shows him just how much you do love him.

2p Japan: “Hm…” He wouldn’t decide immediately, not really liking the idea a whole lot. Though he isn’t completely against it, just let him think about it.

2p Romano: Cue dramatic gasp. “Oh bella, of course!!” He’d be all for it, already making up plans for the baby. Name, baby shower, room, whatever; he’ll have it done in no time.

2p Austria: “Oh, darling, of course~, I was wondering when you’d ask~” He has been wanting kids for a while now, as it kind of says to him that now there’s no way that you’d leave him.

2p Prussia: “W-What? Are you sure? I don’t… Think that I’d be the best father, but…” As much as he would love children, he doubts that he’ll be the best he can be for his child, so is mostly just worried.

ask : ❝ 2P!s respond to an insecure s/o. ❞


2p! america : ❝ c’mon, babe. don’t be like that. ❞ in all honesty, he wouldn’t understand it all too well. he’d be confused, to say the least. plus, he’s not the best at cheering up people or knowing the right things to say so he’d struggle.

2p! canada : ❝ stop. ❞ he would have no tolerance for that kind of attitude, none whatsoever. of course, he’d try his best to lighten the mood and whatnot. but, when push comes to shove, it would really irritate him more than anything.

2p! england : ❝ oh, love … don’t say that. ❞ actually, he’d be understanding. for the most part. because he has some insecurities of his own, he would, at least, get what she’s going through. but, that doesn’t mean he’d agree with her.

2p! france : ❝ … ❞ the first couple times his s/o spoke about herself in a negative light, he would’t say anything. he would, most likely, think she is just doing it for attention. if it got more serious, though, he’d speak up. for sure.

2p! china : ❝ babe, why would you think that? ❞ he’d, in an instant, start worrying. thinking it’s his fault, he’d try to figure out what he may have done or said that upset her. overall, though, he’d listen to her and make her feel needed.

2p! italy : ❝ ragazza, come here. ❞ it’s no surprise, he’d do his best to make his s/o feel better. he hates to see her sad. and, because of that, he’d do everything he could to prove her wrong. that could mean gifts or acts of kindness.

2p! romano : ❝ bella, you can’t be serious. ❞ since he finds his s/o to be so  … well, perfect, he couldn’t possibly bring himself to understand why she had to be so down in the dumps about herself. he’d do anything to make her happy.

2p! germany : ❝ schatz, that’s funny! oh, you’re for real? ❞ he’d think it was a joke, he couldn’t believe it. he had never really considered that his s/o might have any insecurities so when she spoke up about them, it came as a surprise.

2p! japan : ❝ you’ll get over it. ❞ honestly? he’s definitely one for tough love, much so. and if his s/o were to ever talk about herself badly, he’d give it to her straight. but, if it ended up getting worse, he’d sit down and talk her through it.

2p! austria : ❝ what, darling? ❞ super baffled. it would take him some time to process it. once he had, though … he’d be upset. probably more than his s/o was. because he finds her so beautiful, he’d have a hard time understanding.

“The gaming industry in general is far, far more Liberal than the average gamer. It worries me a bit that Liberal politics is forcing it’s way into games; I just want to enjoy a fun experience, or take part of someone’s artistic vision. Do you think that’s a legitimate worry for me to have?”

Hoo boy.

This is the kind of answer that is bound to cause some amount of controversy, but I also try and pride myself on not avoiding the tough questions, so I’ll give it a shot. 

[Deep breath.]

First, I’m going to assume that you aren’t really talking about politics per se. If League tried to sneak in lessons on how taxes should be structured, or opinions on health care, or state versus federal power, then I’d get that we were being too political for a “mere game.” I’m going to take the leap and guess that what you’re really getting at is how League (or any game) depicts diversity. That’s usually the controversial social issue surrounding games. Please correct me if I have assumed incorrectly.

And on the topic of diversity, I’ll try and answer from the point of view of player value, since that is what Riot tries to use to guide our decisions. 

From the point of view of someone like yourself, it’s likely you came to League (or WoW or Destiny or Zelda) because your friends or the internet told you it was a good game. You probably stuck with it because you could get wrapped up in the gameplay, or found it satisfying to get better over time, or just found it to be a good diversion from work, school, or family. Based on your own description, I’m thinking it’s pretty unlikely that you came to League because you wanted your own political or social beliefs challenged. And I get that, I really do. At the end of the day, this is an entertainment product. It’s something a lot of us use as an escape from the real world. Maybe not everything we engage with needs to challenge our values or make us uncomfortable.

But let’s switch that around and examine the game from the point of view of a player with a different set of values. Just as you may not have the same values as a bunch of game developers living and working in California USA (and again I’m just going by what you’re saying in your question), a lot of gamers out there may not have the same values as you do (or that we do for that matter). For some players (like me), it seems really weird when a game doesn’t acknowledge that the real world of other gamers or the fictional world of game characters are diverse places with different religions, genders, skin colors, and economic statuses. Having an openly gay character or punishing a player for calling another player a racial slur doesn’t feel political to me. It’s just a reflection of Earth circa 2017.

Let’s also keep in mind that gamers live in a lot of different places around the world, and that France, Russia, Taiwan, Brazil, and the Philippines have really different expectations about what is comfortable, appropriate or mainstream than you or I might.

So getting back to your original question….

In my opinion, your worry is legit if a game you love (League or anything) loses its way and starts focusing too much on social messages at the expense of gameplay. There are games that make a great social commentary while also being fun, but I’m not super interested in games that make a great social commentary at the expense of being fun. Maybe those works of media are something else and not games. Movies and art don’t have to be “fun” for me to enjoy them. I dunno. I hate trying to categorize things with certain labels. I just want games to be fun.

On the other hand, I don’t think your worry is legit, meaning I don’t think it’s fair or probably healthy, if you want to somehow wall yourself off (in a game or anywhere) from the diversity that the world offers.

I’m going to close my quoting my friend, Jeff Kaplan:  

There was this shift on the team, where we realized we had to stop thinking of Earth as this boring place. It’s an amazingly cool place and what makes it cool is all its differences. We no longer look at the cultural sensitivity as a land mine or as an obligation. We look at it as an opportunity.

3/27/2017

anonymous asked:

How would the allies be as grandpas as well?

America:
-He’s such a loser
-he would try and keep up with new slang but just messes it up
-“it’s leet dude”(lit)
-“how swaggy man”
-still owns like a million dogs and people who walk past him are amazed that the five dogs he’s walking are pulling him down.
-he would openly dress like a grandpa, he thinks it’s really fun and would wear the weirdest combinations of clothes
England:
-Cranky
-somehow manages to drink even more tea than before
-he would dress very nicely, his style would really change from how he dresses when he was younger
-he would have a large garden that he could sit in during the spring with company
-would probably limit how much witchcraft he does cause he’s too old to find eye of newt and things like that
France:
-Fashionable af
-he would open a small bakery where he could spend his days doing what he loves
-he would move to the country side to be out of the hustle and bustle of Paris
-would visit England often and make a supply of baked goods for him so he doesn’t try to and burn his house down
-type of old guy to go out and feed the birds bread that didn’t sell so he wouldn’t waste it
China:
-Fit af
- Like he’s still really in shape
-spends about half of his day working out to stay in shape
-spends a lot of time with his younger nations like Korea, Taiwan, etc
-would be retired but would still help out with organizations to save animals
Russia:
-honestly hasn’t changed at all
-still wears sweaters all the time, knits, lounges about
-he would be a bit kinder in his old age and wouldn’t work the Baltic nations as hard
-would spend his free time making traditional food and would try to teach younger kids the recipes
-would take in animals from the shelter that are older and people don’t want so they won’t be put down
-tbh just a big softy
-Mod Z

chibimintcandy  asked:

Hi! Here is my first ask for you as I am new on this blog.Select a few langauges that you think might be interesting and have been asked about on here and say what you know about the countries the language is spoken in.

Oh my. French is very interesting and France is a very lovely country, although I feel like French people can cone off as a bit arrogant sometimes. Dutch is a great language as well and I would love to see more of Holland to be honest. I always feel very at ease seeing pictures from there. Finnish is a very very interesting language. I really enjoy learning it! Also I think Finnland is definitely worth a trip someday! Arabic would also be on my to learn list, but tbh the writing intimidates me a lot. I think there are many misconceptions about Arabic speaking countries and the middle east in general. Polish is also a very amazing language, though the way they use gender throws me off a bit. Poland is a beautiful country though and I’d love to visit soon! The same can be said about Czech. I hope assistant takes me there soon :)

Secret Santa: 1st Place!!
  • America: I only want to talk, Mex.
  • Mexico: I'm not in the mood to hear more of your bullshit, America.
  • France: whoah, what's going on over there?
  • England: oh, America told me that Mexico is his secret Santa.
  • Spain and Portugal: ... good luck to him.
  • America: why are you so pissed at me for some reason?
  • Mexico: oh, I don't know, how about for fact that my neighbour has a lunatic as his leader??
  • America: do you think I don't understand that?? I'm frustrated about it too!!
  • Mexico: You're frustrated? I'm frustrated because the country that I really care about is depressed!
  • America: w-what... is that why you're frustrated...?
  • Mexico: a-u-um... yes...
  • America: because... because I'm frustrated that the person that I really like will forever hate me...
  • Mexico: ... y-you... see me that way...?
  • America: y-yeah...
  • Mexico: so... um... wanna kiss to make that idiot annoyed?
  • America: yep. *grabs and kisses Mexico under the mistletoe*
  • France and Spain: Awwwww~~
  • England: ... well that escalated quickly...
  • Switzerland: what the heck just happened???
  • Canada: sheesh, it's about time.
  • Portugal: ah, Canada, when did you get here?

anonymous asked:

Hi! I love your drarry fic recs and i was wondering if you could do one for wolfstar too?

You’ve come to the right person my friend, here are some of my favorites;

A Cure For Nightmares by Picascribit (36k)
1976-78: There’s a mysterious new boy at St Godric’s boarding school, and Sirius can’t stop thinking about him, but the secret Remus is keeping might break Sirius’s heart.

Very Bad Things by Freudian Fuckup (58k)
On the list of Very Bad Things Sirius Black has done, Snogging Moony In a Bathroom is really only eighth or ninth.

A Wolf’s Heart by @severus-snape-is-a-butt-trumpet (87k)
Remus Lupin has a congenital heart defect, and is awaiting an available heart for transplant. Sirius Black is an immature twenty-something, living with a couple other immature twenty-somethings. Both are obsessed with the same obscure book, which becomes their coping mechanism for navigating their instant and torrid love affair. Life, they discover, is precarious at best, but from each other, they learn how to make it something that’s worth living.

Text Talk by Merlywhirls (141k)
Sirius is in boarding school, Remus is in hospital, and they don’t know each other until Sirius texts the wrong number.

That Old Black Magic by Fallovermelikestars (36k)
AU in which Remus, being as he is a werewolf and all, is homeschooled til he is 16. Hogwarts is something of an experience, not least because there’s this boy called Sirius Black.

This is You and Me by Children_of_the_Shadows (81k)
The first time Charlus Potter met Remus Lupin, he was reminded of a past he was trying to forget.
The first time Dorea Potter met Remus Lupin, she was reminded of her own limitation.
The first time James Potter met Remus Lupin, he was indifferent.
The first time Sirius Black met Remus Lupin, he threw a punch to his face.

Dating Remus Lupin by Children_of_the_Shadows (83k)
Remus Lupin is a mystery to the whole school; the boy who’s quiet, aloof, and cold. He also happens to be queer, which is enough to gain Sirius’s interest. What Sirius never realised that dating Remus Lupin wasn’t quite as easy as it looked.

The Lines We Cross by REwrites (102k)
He knew that what they were doing was wrong, but found, with every kiss, he cared less and less. AU student-teacher relations set in Sirius’s seventh year.

Momentum by Children_of_the_Shadows (259k)
An epic tale of Remus and Sirius’s lives, starting from the very beginning. A love that carries on through trials, tribulations, and war. AU towards the end, just before October 31st.

Casting Moonshadows by Moonsign (379k)
Lonely and outcast by his classmates, Remus wishes on a moonshadow for a friend who understands him. To his amazement his wish is answered not once, but three times, by his former enemies, the Marauders. SBRL and some JPLE as well, of course.*
*WIP, not abandoned but doesn’t update regularly, doesn’t end in a cliffhanger and worth a read.

Werewolves and Magic and Dreams, Oh My! by Glitterfics (50k)
The three Marauders are not friends with their other roommate. They think he’s quiet and weird and they are uncomfortable around him, especially when they discover he’s a werewolf. But then the dreams start and everything changes.

No Mum, He Really Is My Boyfriend by Showmeyourtardis (27k)
If Remus has to go on one more date set up by his mother, he will maul his own face off. It was nothing against the boys, they were… Well, they were horribly dull, but it was mostly the werewolf thing. So when an escape plan, in the form of Sirius Black, presents itself, Remus is more than happy to take it.

All Hail the Outlaws by @lala-lady-elena (29k)
One of Remus Lupin’s three jobs happens to be working maintenance for their flat building. He gets to meet all sorts, most of whom he would rather have nothing to do with. Until James Potter and Sirius Black move in across the hall. Engineering students and self-proclaimed geniuses, the pair set out to make their neighbours new best friends, and everyone’s life is turned upside down, but in the best way possible.

Aesthetic: Trash Boys by Emaly and Merlywhirls (89k)
A story that starts with dick pics but is really about friendship, falling in love, and summer hols fun.*
*WIP, not abandoned.

Fractured Skies by @lala-lady-elena (18k)
Two worlds collide. Deaf artist Sirius Black works at his best mate’s cafe. Remus Lupin is an epileptic student from France who is just looking to get by unnoticed. But the artist sees something he wants in the shy boy, and makes it his mission to see what makes Remus tick.

Paper Swans by @lala-lady-elena (27k)
The Sequel to Fractured Skies-Remus and Sirius are happy together. But they never envisioned a life where they’d lose their two best friends and have to fight for their godson. And yet things somehow work out, just not in the way they expected. With Harry off to Hogwarts Academy for his first year, Remus and Sirius deal with an empty nest and more importantly, feeling like their family is not yet complete.

I feel like i should rec entire AO3 profile of @angry-space-ravenclaw bc i literally read all her fics and this list would need to have all of them??

isradirectioner  asked:

OMG OMG I LOVE your account and Italy and France this to need to meet Keep doing what you do I love it !

(What a happy person!! That’s how I like it hahahaha XD and I’m a little bit slow (more like a turtle) but you want something about 2p France and 2p Italy? If I got wrong, feel free to send me another message, right? And thanks for the support darling!!)

2p France and 2p Italy relationship:

-For me, they really get along, but in a peculiar way because of their… aham… hard personalities. But, deep in the heart, François sees the italian as a little brother/friend.

-They like to drink together, because they both share a passion for nice wines and complaining about “not being in love with clingy idiots”.

-At the same time that HRE’s death was painful for Luciano (even though he doesn’t admit) was still a relief for his broken heart and he felt avenged when François killed the boy.

-Luciano always complains about the french hygiene’s habits, and once threw a bucket of water with soap at him before a meeting.

I’m really excited to announce some big news — My husband(Matthew Erman) and I had our first comic book, Long Lost, picked up by indie publisher Scout Comics.

It’s going to be a monthly horror comic series that’ll debut sometime in fall of 2017 about two estranged sisters, Piper and Frances, who reunite and return to their Appalachian hometown after their mother goes missing.

It’s taking what Matt and I love about horror and we’re boiling it all into one big, terrifying soup. I really think it’s going to be an awesome comic and can’t wait for you to read it.

Soon, I’ll be sharing more with you about Piper and Frances: character sketches, music that inspires me, and shots of the comic in progress whenever I can. So if you love horror, stay tuned! Can’t wait to show you all!

zevnraeka  asked:

Honestly considering France is the UK's closest neighbour apart from RoI, I am terrified for you. Le Pen is a nasty piece of work and I really hope everything works out for France. I'm terrified about our snap election in June (May has smth like a 90% chance of winning) but like w/ France, US tumblr has been suspiciously quiet when they flooded our dash with their own election for what felt like a lifetime. Gotta love American-centric tumblr and ignoring that European politics is v. important.

Oh man, I know. I’ve been following the shitshow that’s happening in your country mostly on Twitter and it sounds so bad. Your Prime Minister sounds so bad it’s awful. I didn’t even know she could order new elections this fast. I really hope she isn’t going to win for your sakes though honestly like you said, from what we’ve been hearing, she’ll likely win. I hope there’s an unexpected turn of events though. We love you UK! Even if y'all are on your little isles.

My alternate self.
  • Me: My novel is really unique; it's about an attractive but socially-awkward 20-something from France trying to make a name for himself as an author in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
  • Publisher: What's the character's name?
  • Me: You'll love it, I wanted to make sure it was something only people who really love books and libraries would understand.
  • Publisher: ...
  • Me, proudly: Dewy D'esmal.

anonymous asked:

What would the 2ps do if they found out that their S/O has just pulled a Kelso, and brought home a box of kittens and puppies?

To specify, the 2p F.A.C.E would be okay! I forgot to ask for that 😂

2p!France// François Bonnefoy: What the actual fuck. You didn’t even ask me if you could bring them home?? He would let you keep them eventually, though he really wouldn’t be that happy about it. Don’t expect him to help take care of those animals though. (He’d warm up to them after a while and would be happy to at least keep one of them)

2p!America//Allen Jones: He loves little animals so much! He would be concerned over where you found them and how you were going to be able to take care of all them, but overall would be very welcome to have the babes stay.

2p!Canada//Matthieu Williams: Uhh, what? How? When? Why?? As much as this guy loves animals, he would be very confused. When did you find these animals? Where did you find them even?? Don’t get him wrong, he still likes that you picked the animals up instead of leaving them, he just has a lot of questions!

2p!England//Oliver Kirkland: Oh dear… Kinda stressing out over all the little cuties? There’s so many and how are you two going to take care of them and give them all enough attention?? You bet he’s gonna start baking animal safe treats for them of course! Though he’d be nervous at first, he’d be excited to help you take care of all the babies.