they kept challenging you, one after the other. making bets.
the outcome? you were becoming a very rich woman. and on top of that, you now had the attention of not one but two Ragnarsson’s. Ivar in particular watched you with a grin, seeing parallels between his own fighting style and yours.
it was in that moment he realized he had a thing for powerful women. or maybe just had a thing for you.
either way, Hvitserk also watched. eyes following your every move. he itched to challenge you, but part of him wondered if he could win. did he care if he lost? would it be worth it to be beaten by such a beautiful woman?
he didnt know.
neither brother knew what to make of it, they just knew, they’d have to keep an eye on you more often.
********** gif credit (x) original gifset (x) i want to thank this person for giving me permission to use their gifs! im addicted to vikings and with all their gifs im a kid in a candy shop <3 <3 <3
Once I saw this category I immediately knew I would be choosing the Dear My Friends women. And as I was making this gifset and rewatching the scenes I started crying. That’s how impactful these women were for me and how deeply they touched me. They’re the kind of women you see and say, “I want to be like you when I grow up.” Their stories were so painfully truthful that after an episode, I felt a deep aching in my heart. Their sadness, joy, fear, and love was my own. Though I’m not at their age, they were still women who felt relatable in some way. Their friendship really added to my love for them, because you saw how much they depended on each other during uncertain times. Separately, everyone was interesting and watching them live their individual lives was a great experience, but together they were incredible and made watching the drama even more enjoyable. I really applaud Noh Hee Kyung for writing such complex women and this was only elevated by the amazing performances given by the cast. Maybe it’s kind of cliche to say, but these women did teach me lessons. And the one I take close to my heart is: keep going. It’s something everyone tells you all the time, but with Dear My Friends, I felt the lesson really penetrate and stick with me. It was in the small moments, the way the women lived their lives, how they laughed hard after days of worrying and crying, and when they said death could wait, but their farm needed tending to right now.
“They have no shame but they’re not shameless. They had struggled to survive for over 70 years, I regretted being mean to them as if I understood them all. I wanted to tell them that I’d been ignorant & foolish.”
Anon: OH OH!! What if you made a snap/text thing where you are talking to one of the guys in one of the tattoo or fashion au’s?? That would be so cool! Like you aren’t one of the characters but youre a close friend of namjoon or jungkook or something idk -au anon (I’m so sorry for always talking about these dang au’s)
My Fashion au! You can read it here! This took a while to do because i knew i wanted to do something special for it to sorta bring it to life and so i decided to make a snap gifset ^^’ Chances are im gonna do this for my other au’s too because this was really fun whoops
he wasnt sure why he decided to find you. it wasnt a conscious decision, it was this… pull. you were all he could think about. dream about. and sure, when he dreamt of you everything around you would be fuzzy, because you were the main focus, but he didnt care. he knew it was something that had been real.
So before I post my 100th Rumple gifset of my 100 Days of Rumple, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for liking, reblogging, and encouraging me. Thank you for flailing over the hotness and crying over the poor woobie. I thought this would be a cool thing to do to start the new year because hey I sorta knew how to make gifs that didn’t completely suck, but I had no idea how much WORK it would be. Mad respect to the people who have two and three series like this going at once. I did 4 gifs in each set, often 4 completely different scenes from the episode. I frequently made 6 and 7 gifs to see which came out the best. In total I have 454 Rumple gifs in that folder.
And because I’m me, I figured out how to do a thing in Photoshop and then I did it to death. #how i roll
a long time,” he said at last, “when I was small, I pretended to
myself that I was the bastard of some great man. All orphans do this,
I think,” he added dispassionately. “It makes life easier to
bear, to pretend that it will not always be as it is, that someone
will come and restore you to your rightful place in the world.” He shrugged.
I grew older, and knew this was not true. No one would come to rescue
me. But then-” He turned his head and gave Jamie a smile of
I grew older still, and discovered that, after all, it was true. I am
the son of a great man.”
anyway i think one of my favorite Small Things about im3 – and actually the entire iron man franchise – is the way tony casually kisses the back of the card he leaves maya hansen like. it’s such a private thing. it’s not like he thinks anyone’s looking. it’s not like it’s something maya will find out about when he’s not there. it’s not like it’s something that’s gonna make any level of a difference. it’s just SUCH A GENUINE LITTLE THING??? a “good luck” little thing and an “i hope you do well” little thing that’s so??????)? Good and Pure and nobody will ever know oh my god
I almost forgot about this… Fortunately it came to my mind before 23:59 31 Dec 2015 lol.
Rec Three Fics: Okay, since this is such a wonderful idea when I saw @luredin posted this, and I’ve enjoyed everything so much in this fandom (especially the fics), I figure that I should play big, so I’m going to rec three kinds of fics instead of three fics that I read in 2015 ;) (Sorry I didn’t tag all the authors since I don’t know if they are on tumblr, maybe someone would kindly tell me if they are?)
Better Outrun My Gun by Magnetism_bind Everything in this story is quite old west, and kinda classic. It has all I want in an old west cherik AU.
The Mutant Games by @turtletotem This is a Hunger Games AU that done an incredible job mixing with the canon. I thought I could predict the plot since I saw XMFC and Hunger Games, but the plot twist in the end is very surprising.
The Amazing Adventures of Cat-Man by so_shhy Interesting setting that Charles and Erik are the sidekick of the superhero and the supervillain, and they met when they were twelve and this is just too adorable <3
Doctor’s Diary by minzimpression It’s kinda like Gray’s Anatomy but I was a fan of the show before, so. But it’s actually great if you’re okay with the complicated romantic relationships lol.
What We All Long For by @nos4a2no9 The aura of homophobia and anti-Semitic in the period is realistic. And the angst is very good that it made my heart break when I thought it couldn’t be broken more. I like the characterization of Erik and the great writing.
Ruining the Pedigree by @elbatross It’s a WIP and the author hasn’t updated over a year… But the world building (omega dominant) and the writing is brilliant.
Beneath the Jacaranda by @geertruis This does capture the Japanese and geisha culture very well, and the writing is great as well. It’s a very special fic in this fandom since it sets on a non-western culture.
Sink or Swim by @endingthemes DADNETO and kids! This is kinda a hurt/comfort story that I enjoyed. The development and how the character turned the table are really good.
The Swan by @waitfornight It’s a WIP. The writing and the atmosphere of this story is just gorgeous. It sets on WW2 and there are tons of history involved, and the homophobia and anti-Semitic at the time.
This far but no further by @niniblack Love this mpreg fix-it canon divergence fic. Cherik have very different point of view about everything, but they wanted to be with each other too much that they eventually compromised and find a way to be together.
On your knees, My King! by Hyperballad (AKA @fireflydown1) King Erik and Prince Charles, in a sort of Children of Dune world. The setting is interesting and the plot is fascinating so far (It’s a WIP) I have read.
Fics I just LOVE too much and don’t need a reason to recommend:
Missed Connections by aisle_one Obsessed stalker!Charles is something I didn’t know I want. It’s first person and epistolary form which I usually not prefer but I couldn’t stop reading. It’s kinda creepy but there is more than that.
Do You Love Me by cgf_kat Arranged marriage and nuclear holocaust are what I love :P The world building is fantastic and the development of their relationship is great.
Dragon’s Blood by
Sophia_Bee (AKA @sophiabee)
I love loVE LOVE this story. I even recommended it on my blog before, but I just have to rec it again lol. Everyone did thing because of love, but the outcomes were not what they expected. It’s a story about hurt, forgiveness, acceptance, love, and everyone learned about how you let go the things you can’t get, and deal with the choices you had made.
Four Nights by theapolis (AKA @yoursidekick) The plot and the dynamic between Cherik are fantastic. I love how they admit their feelings and desire for each other.
Are We Fucking? by Butterynutjob (AKA @mc-meow-avoy-fassbender) I really love this story. I mean, include the het part in it. It has this background that how social vulnerable groups deal with their difficulty in their life, and the sexual orientation is really a spectrum, that there’s no absolutely straight or gay. And of course the hot sex is delicious :D
What I’ve always wanted but didn’t think they exist and I was wrong: These fics are really special to me. There are always some discussions about the unrealistic part in fandoms, and I’ve always wanted some fics that are realistic. And these fics, I found them quite educational in some way.
The House Spouse by Butterynutjob (AKA @mc-meow-avoy-fassbender) It’s one of the few fics that shows you what a real gay sex with protection would be like. And I like how it gave me a glimpse of the LGBTQI community was like in 90s, and how the character faced his orientation and accepted what he really is and what he really wants. The dynamic and development is really great.
Three Days in April by Sophia_Bee (AKA @sophiabee) This story is educational. It made me go researching about PEP/PrEP which I barely knew before. HIV/AIDS is not very common in fics (the fic The House Spouse up there mentioned HIV/AIDS briefly as well ) despite it is a serious issue in the real world and it’s not unfamiliar in gay community (at least in my country). And the Erik in this story is supportive and thoughtful, it’s like this Erik has bought out all the good part in Erik lol.
People in this fandom have been really creative and devoted, and the discussions and metas are deep and interesting. I enjoy and love this fandom so much, and the people I encountered here are all friendly and nice. Well, I hope this fandom would keep being this wonderful, and thank you for creating all the amazing works that got me through the bad days :D
Once you get this, it would be cool if you posted ten facts about yourself and then passed this along to your ten favorite followers!!💖
aaaa 10??? okay let’s see if i can do this
1. i study neuroscience which is sick 2. this is my fav emoji 💖 3. i also like this one 👀 4. i lov my wife @magswoods 5. i love giffing so much 6. i read every tag left on my gifsets and they usually make me a lil weepy 7. i lov harry styles but y’all knew that 8. i’ve lived in the same house all my life 9. hi i’m bi 💖💜💙 10. my sh twitter is ultrasunbeam (shameless self promo)
Do Dis: List all the things you’re currently working on in as much or little detail as you’d like, then tag some friends to see what they’re working on. This can be writing, art, vids, gifsets, whatever.
tagged by @weconqueratdawn thank you as always o3o and if i knew i was gonna suddenly spew out 10k words of fic i deffo would’ve told you, but honestly it was as much a shock to me as it was to you :P
the most recent thing i opened in my google docs is an original work i’ve been thinking about for a while, but only just now managed to write down any kind of outline/plan for it. i think if i do actually manage to make any headway on it, it could be quite good in a tropey guilty pleasure kind of way
apart from that, i’ve got a few fics actively on the go and a bunch more things that have sat untouched for months (some over a year) and i will probably never do anything with them
actively working on: a fic where will puts on perfume and the fallout is both conflicted and sexy (what else is new); the fucking george michael song lyrics inspired one that i’ve been trying to finish for FUCKING AGES, which might be super sad but also might turn into a mizumono fix-it, who fucking knows with this damn fic anymore; an attempt at some soft season 1 era niceness with a small bootblacking nod; another installment of the hotline AU that may or may not end up being endless rimming; and a spacedogs one that has the potential to get sexy, but is largely just me trying to work out a realistic dynamic between nigel and adam through the medium of them sitting in sun loungers, sipping drinks, and chitchatting about their relationship
I was wondering if you knew where to find templates for gifsets and how to download and use them? I wanted to try new ways of making graphics in my spare time and your help would be greatly appreciated.
Apart from the ones I make myself, I get all of my templates from here, it’s honestly the best resource imo:
The great thing about gifset templates is that you don’t really have to download them to use them (at least I don’t), lemme explain.
When I first started making gifsets, thiswas hands-down the best video I came across. I highly recommend it to anyone who’s interested in knowing how to use templates for gifs in Photoshop. I’m a visual learner so I was happy to come across a step-by-step tutorial that explains everything really well.
There’s one thing that isn’t covered in the video though and I think it’s really important (assuming you’re using Photoshop):
Colour your individual gif
Before you copy it onto your template, click the small arrow with the lines on your timeline and select flatten frames into layers.
I cannot stress enough how important this stage is lol. If you don’t do it, you’ll end up with a horrendously coloured final product and I wish I had known that when I was starting out tbh.
Here’s part of a gifset I made a few months ago and the template (full one here) I used to achieve it. You can see the dimensions for each gif and the overall image size for the set is 245 x 300.
Another way I like to use templates is so that the gifs are kinda “centred” like this:
All you have to do is crop the gif to the dimension you want (in this case 300 x 165) and then go to image - canvas size - select pixels from the dropdown box - and then change the width to 500 px and there you have it!
Hope this helps, if you have any other questions just let me know. :)
We always have a choice, Kane. You chose to press charges against my husband, your friend, even though you knew he would get floated for it. You chose to include my daughter in those charges, and now you’re choosing this. Hiding behind the law absolves you of nothing.”