woah lots of tags

Reasons I am the Demogorgon

- No one likes me
- Ugly
- would let Steve Harrington hit me with a bat
- makes weird noises a lot

who wouldn’t be concerned about a big hairy monkey just. wandering around

Wolf on a Leash

Part Two to this Part One!

OMG I got such positive feedback from the first part! I DID NOT EXPECT THIS. You guys spoil me tbh, thank you for all your kindness and support xxx

Summary: The feuding continues. Robb and Y/n manage not to get along even worse than they did before, but Ned’s resolve prevails. Starks are stubborn and breaking their will is near impossible. 

Tags: THE FIRST OF THE HATE FLIRTING, s l o w b u r n, humor duh, AnGsT aLeRt, Stark family feels, unresolved jealous feelings

Tagged Lovelies: @im-smad, @salliebley, @reader-fics, @a-girl-who-loves-disney (lemme know if you want to be tagged xx) 

{okay woah btw this is a LOT longer than the first part hehe sorry}


Chapter 2

“He’s mine to hate and hurt and do with as I please, no one else’s,” You hear yourself hissing at Lady Evangeline, shoving your face forward and closing in on her personal space despite the frantic beating of her delicate fan to keep you at bay. 

Her intimidated expression of growing fear (of you, you realize with a twisted satisfaction) is not what pulls you from your sudden flash of gripping fury. 

It’s actually the silence beside you that shakes you free of it. Robb is silent. That never happens, Robb always has something to say in retaliation to literally any words that leave your mouth whether they pertain to him or not. You pull your face back only enough to swing your blazing gaze on Robb, whose expression holds the shape of an emotion you haven’t seen on him before. 

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Tagged by @ancientouroboros , @stariousfalls and @silver-stargazing , thank you so much, friendos!! :D :D 

Rules: we’re snooping on your playlist!! Set your entire music library to shuffle and then report the first 20 tracks that pop up! Then tag ten additional victims.

Well…this is going to be interesting xD (I haven’t erased anything from my itunes ever since I got my first ipod lol) 

  1. Future Love Paradise - Seal 
  2. Kokomo - The Beach Boys (oh boy here we go haha) 
  3. Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses 
  4. Without Words - Ray Lambontagne 
  5. Oh, What a Life - American Authors 
  6. Strawberry Swing - Coldplay 
  7. Back in the USSR - The Beatles 
  8. Behind These Hazel Eyes - Kelly Clarkson (2005 anyone?)
  9. This is War - 30 Seconds To Mars 
  10. California - Phantom Planet
  11. The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles 
  12. Gone Too Soon - Michael Jackson 
  13. Te Amo y Más - The Book of Life 
  14. Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles 
  15. Untitled - Simple Plan 
  16. Walk Like An Egyptian - The Bangles (lmao)
  17. Stay the Night - James Blunt 
  18. Who Knows - Avril Lavigne 
  19. I’ll Be There For You - The Rembrandts 
  20. Here I Am - Bryan Adams 

Honestly, this could’ve gone a lot worse haha

I tag: @picnokinesis (you know, if you get time to do it haha) @fb-phe13 @a-million-chromatic-dreams @crossroadsdimension @choc-chip-pancakes @artsymeeshee @eleniux and all of you guys, if you want to do it! (feel free to ignore too, if you have done it already or just don’t feel like doing it :) ) 

anonymous asked:

Aaah I'm sorry, English is not my first language:/ but what does the quote mean? I'm sorry I feel stupid but I don't really get it... What has breaking your heart to do with your tongue?

hello there anon! are you ready for some coffee-fueled Shakespeare rambling? 

firstly, i am so sorry my post made you feel that way!! you absolutely are not stupid at all for not understanding shakespeare right off the bat - especially after I take a line out of it’s context! So many people I know don’t get it even after 2 years of study - intelligence is relative :) i get shakespeare & chaucer & literary analysis, but i’ll tremble in my socks if you ask me to do chemistry! and for learning shakespeare with english not being your 1st language? you, my friend, have all my respect 💜

now. on to why i love this line so much. 

“But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue.” 

this is the closing line of Hamlet’s first soliloquy in Act 1 Scene 2, which you can read here. and also pretty much anywhere with a google search.
This soliloquy is our first introduction to Hamlet’s private behavior. We start with watching his character be a surly grump who airs his family’s dirty laundry in court and, bolstered by Gertrude’s plea that he remains in Elsinore, kick-starts the theme of blurring the personal and the private.

Relating to this is:

“But I have within which passes show / These but the trappings and the suits of woe”

Essentially, Hamlet’s saying “but Muuuum, these clothes reflect what’s in my soul”, as he puts on a black leather trench coat and replenishes his black eyeliner, whilst asking if she can drop him off at Hot Topic on her way to work.
But, this line starts off another great theme in all of Shakespeare’s work: appearance and reality. Hamlet is claiming that his trappings and suits cannot possibly do justice to his inward state, thus creating a disparity between appearance and reality, the personal and the private.

Actually, just before this line is another good one, this time said by Claudius:

“ ’tis unmanly grief, / It shows a will most incorrect to heaven”

This separates again the personal and the private, appearance and reality (particularly pertinent to Claudius’ introductory monologue), and also introduces the great sub-theme in Hamlet of acting. There are so many layers in Hamlet of disguise; playing; acting; truth and lies; that it’s a whole other post. This line sets a standard, an expectation, for Hamlet to behave, which he simply isn’t meeting. (also this line sparked off my minor obsession with a trans girl hamlet which I need.) Hamlet’s own version of reality has just been judged, and it is decided he does not fit the standard. Also it brings in the theme of higher judgement & religion, and also Claudius thinking he’s a God, which is fun.

Anyway, with all that disparity between appearance & reality, and Hamlet failing to properly express his own feelings in the public setting, we audience then get to hear him speak privately. Also with that idea behind him, is it any wonder he fails to act on his revenge?

The soliloquy focuses firstly on Hamlet’s desire for death, probably because it looks like the only stable thing in his life at that point. He then goes on to muse on the disparity between his father, Hamlet Snr, Claudius, and himself, (Brings back that one Harry Potter drabble “do you know what it’s like to be named for the dead?” love that.) And also the disparity between his mother’s previous behavior and these irreconcilable actions she’s now committing.

The last line (or; the reason for this meandering post)

“But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue.” 

is a comment on how Hamlet has all these feelings about his family and his life, but cannot admit them in a public setting. In the end of a soliloquy, this line is so powerful. Hamlet talks (and talks and talks) about all his emotions and opinions, and then never acts on it. He’s incapable of fully expressing himself – even with Horatio. I mean

  “The funeral baked meats / Did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables” 

isn’t exactly on par with 

“ ‘tis an unweeded garden / That grows to seed, things rank and gross in nature.” 

He’s so much more.. melodramatic.. in his own private words. This then paints his following madness as a blurring of his personal and private behaviour (however voluntary you think the madness is… again, a whole new post!!)

but this one line, man. This line. I’m going to say it again because I love it so:

“But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue.” 

Now let’s get into super close analysis of the line!!! Because I just haven’t said enough, have I?

If there’s anything I love as a writer, it’s alliteration & it’s variants:

but break”
“break, my heart”
“f
or I must
my heart, for I must hold my tongue”

There’s so many sharp sounds in here, that it’s practically begging the actor to spit them out like snake venom. It makes it really sharp, really pointed, which is very much in Shakespeare style of passive-aggressive puns. It’s also really, really satisfying to say.
To start on the hard, brash, intrusive But”, and to finish on the soft, fading word “tongue”, it gives the soliloquy a real sense of the unfinished; you just know this edgelord is returning to talk some more.
This sharpness acts as if to place blame. The use of “must”, a modal auxiliary, appears to blame another Gertrude: it’s her heel-face-turn that causes a lot of Hamlet’s familial instability & it’s her demand that Hamlet’s stays in Elsinore, with Claudius & her insistence that everyone ‘plays happy families’, that causes Hamlet to not be able to speak his true feelings. (also: Oedipus complex. Yaaas.)
But another great thing is the physical imagery!! Hamlet here is talking about metaphorical images by way of physical actions, which is such a great tool of Shakespeare’s. like: every damn play will have this in & I love it!! Claudius also gets this technique a lot!!

“break my heart” is such a known phrase in the UK today, and it inspires such great images. If you ever feel heartbroken (which I hope you don’t too badly!) you can sometimes feel emotions & opinions literally shatter. I know I do, at least! It also implies that it is an outside party doing the “breaking” - reinforcing Hamlet’s lack of control over his own self.

hold my tongue” is an expression I adore in language – I just love the image of having to physically restrain verbal or mental thoughts. The phrase ties together different facets of the body, which is another technique Shakespeare uses a lot. I love it.

When you shove those two together, you are left with the impression that Hamlet can’t fully exist in the physical.

“Oh that this too, too solid flesh would melt / Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew.”

If he can’t die, then he wants to be at the very least less solid – less physical. Hamlet throughout the play works much better in the mental/verbal than the physical – it’s literally what he’s famous for.
This line (no i’m not sorry - I’m saying it again)

“But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue.”

that I just love so very, very much, is not only an early indicator of this infamous indecision, but is an encapsulating representative of what Shakespeare is all about: powerful words with powerful ideas behind them. All wrapped up in a verbal-turned-visual form of entertainment. That, to me, is why his works have lasted so long.

wow this got long. I hope you understand what I mean a little bit better, anon! :)

do u ever just lay down and think of ppl u want to meet in real life some day

like how u want to hug them and finally know how their hair smells and the texture of that shirt they’re always wearing in pictures and how big or small their hands are in comparison to yours