worse than pregnancy

Here is my random ramble for the day lamenting my unfulfilled desire to have a good actor AND a good script. I suppose it’s fitting to be depressing on the anniversary of his death.

One of the things that makes me upset about stupid Elizabeth I films/series is, besides it being a waste of time and money, it is a waste of potential great actors.

Sometimes casting can surprise me. I didn’t know a thing about Tom Hardy before watching TVQ and I looked at the stills of the film and thought he’d be terrible because he didn’t look a thing like Robert (with the exception of his eyes). I hadn’t seen him in anything before, but everyone was raving over him.

So I thought, “well, let’s give this a try.” He was on screen for, maybe, ten seconds and I thought he was the most amazing thing ever. My first reaction was so wrong. So very very wrong. He was fantastic.

I learned not to judge an actor based on what they look like alone when it comes to playing a historical figure. I want someone who plays Robert to absolutely slay me. It could be the person I least expected. They could come out of nowhere. I’m willing to eat my judgmental, knee-jerk reaction words. I’d LOVE to be pleasantly surprised. You don’t even know how much I’d love to be pleasantly surprised.

As much as I love some of the actors that have played Robert, I’m still waiting for that magical moment when the right actor and the right script (like, one that shows him young and old and includes his family and doesn’t make him sketchy or in love with MQOS or only after Elizabeth’s crown…you know, the basics) come together.

And, this may sound completely stupid and pathetic, but I’m scared that the right actor will be wasted on a bad script and we’ll never know what could have been.

For example, Charlie Carrick looks like Robert, but the script was so terrible that I’ll never really know how good of a Robert he could have been. Was he banned from smiling? Robert could be overly dramatic, but he was charming as well. Ffs. That script was awful.

I googled Joe Alywn’s height and it said he was 6ft tall. I can work with that. (I’m on this weird kick where I insist that the actor playing Robert must be tall - Tom Hardy is the only exception). Hair dye exists. I haven’t seen him in anything, but he’s supposed to be very good. The thing is that I’m fairly certain this script will be terrible so, again, a waste of potential potential (if you know what I mean).

I want an actor to metaphorically punch me in the face with their awesomeness, but I’d like them to punch me in the face with a good script as well. I’m just used to being disappointed so it’s hard for me to get excited or hopeful about anything. I’m prepared for all of these new Elizabethan productions to be terrible because then it might hurt less.

I wish I didn’t care so much about someone who died centuries ago, but I do. You can’t fight the truth, can you?

the-savior-and-the-pirate  asked:

I have a CS Prompt: How about Emma is pregnant and Killianha s up all night thinking about it every night since they found out. He thinks Emma doesn't know, but she does and is worried, but doesn't know how to confront him about it. Fluffiness is the best :)


Because it goes on and on and on

The bed groaned slightly as Emma awoke to the feeling of a pressure being relieved on the other side. Emma would have ignored it and gone back to sleep, but this was the 5th time this week it’s happened. Every night since they had come home from their 3 month scan and Dr. Whale had told them there were not one but two babies coming. Now that Emma thought about it, she saw the signs coming between her nausea seeming much worse than her pregnancy with Henry and she seemed to have gained the most obvious sign of a growing belly much sooner than it should have appeared. But that still didn’t stop from the shock happening at the appointment, especially for Killian.

Ever since her appointment, late at night, once he assumed Emma had fallen into a deep sleep, Killian would rise and make his way to the living room. Only to make a cup of tea and sit and think while staring into nothing or would pace around the living room for a few hours. What exactly he was thinking about, Emma was unsure though if she had to hazard a guess it was her and the pregnancy.

After a few nights of this, Emma brought his nightly broodings to her father who reminded her that Killian was not just of the Enchanted Forest but did not have the unseen blessing of the curse granted understanding of the science of this world. Her father reminded her that in the Enchanted Forest, pregnancy could sometimes be harmful and even deadly, and that more often than not the reported deaths of women giving birth were causes of a multiple pregnancy. If Emma thought about it even more, Killian was also from 300 years older Enchanted Forest with even less safe technology.

Emma had decided to let him having his nights, assuming eventually he would either bring it to her attention or he’d see that she was okay and would return to sleeping through the night. But as the number of nights to where the safe warmth that his arms provided disappeared for a few hours grew, Emma knew she’d have to say something. She didn’t want him to suffer anymore.

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confundomarvel  asked:

Prompt: Kara telling Barry she's pregnant

for @confundomarvel. What do you mean they don’t exist on the same Earth? What? 

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In sickness and in health, Kara muses, brushing her thumb over the engagement ring on her finger as she rinses the last of the acid taste out of her mouth. Her stomach has settled again, and she feels perfectly fine. Certainly not like she had just been on her knees throwing up into the toilet while Barry held her hair back just a minute ago. His eyes are still wide with alarm as he glances over her, and Kara can practically see the wheels turning in his head, working out symptoms and scenarios as he quickly paces the length of their en suite.

“But, you don’t get sick,” he says at last, sounding both surprised and aggravated by this anomaly. “Ever.

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Sleepy Hollow fic:

Title:  Improbable Home
Rating: G
Pairing/Characters: Ichabbie, Ichabod, Abbie, Jenny, Joe
Word count: 2273

Summary:  “Absolutely not,” he folds his arms, “naming a human being is a solemn duty – there will be no trifling with websites.” future fic, set some time after the series; Abbie is pregnant, Ichabod frets.


Abbie rocks on the bed in the position Ichabod has learned is most comfortable for her lately, with her legs folded and tucked under her swollen middle, and she hums to herself. It’s 2AM and she can’t sleep – Ichabod has fetched her mint tea, and an antacid, and ice cream (without pointing out that that would seem to somewhat defeat the purpose of the antacid – he has learned that such commentary will get him what Jenny calls ‘the stank eye’). He has rubbed her shoulders, and fetched her a different blanket – the one she prefers – from the den, and warmed her lavender scented wheat bag in the microwave oven, and offered to read to her from Paradise Lost. And still, she cannot sleep.

So now she rocks, and hums, and rubs her belly, whilst Ichabod tries not to pace.

“You are sure there’s nothing wrong?” He asks. “We could call Doctor Reed – he did say – ”

“I’m fine, Crane,” she waves a hand, “I just can’t get comfy.”

“We could call, just to be safe – ”

“It’s the middle of the night. A doctor is not going to get out of bed because an insomniac pregnant lady has acid reflux and a backache,” Abbie ceases rocking momentarily, “stop pacing.”

“I’m not pacing.”

“You’re twitching,” Abbie jabs a finger at him, “you’re like a big old grasshopper over there. Come sit down.”

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Are we birthing twins, or the apocalypse?

Ah, pregnancy.

No matter how many times you’ve experienced it, someone is bound to say something outrageous in regards to your condition. Because I am a sensitive person by nature, I tend to believe {hope beyond hope} that most people don’t realize their words are insensitive and try to take them all in stride. 

When we found out we were officially pregnant with twins, I knew I’d need to set myself up for an onslaught of advice and ridiculous comments, but I had no idea it would be this bad. The advice, I don’t quite mind - while I have some parenting experience, I have no experience in being pregnant with, or raising, twins, and am able to take some things with a grain of salt, and seal away others that I’d never have thought of. 

But the comments? Holy farts. I spend most of my days teetering between hysterical laughter and screaming at a jar of pickles, because someone said something I couldn’t shake. You’d think the end of the world was emerging from my womb, instead of two babies.

Thankfully, there are supportive comments too, and those stick a lot longer than the bad ones do. So I present to you some of the things said to me, and why they’re uncalled for, at this current stage in my twin pregnancy. And the THREE simple things you could say or do, that would mean a world of difference…

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Guess What!

Well baby Paul is going to be an older brother!

Paul is currently 8+ months old :) and Im due in August! So exciting :)

Well my journey to weight loss will have to wait a bit! But at lease i’ll try to eat as healthy as possible. Loads of fruit and veggies, chicken is not my favourite meat at the moment, I crave red meat, like beef steak, which I know isn’t super healthy, but at the moment, I eat what I can, as the last 3 months were a nightmare, had the worst morning sickness, all i ate were crackers, bread and plain pizza, had very low blood pressure, couldnt keep anything down for a while, so glad that its over, its honestly the worst part of pregnancy, worse than actually poping out the baby! at least for me!

So follow me on my journey to healthy eating and, eventually, healthy weight loss!

Good day lovelies