“He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation hast lost its greatest son. Our people have lost its father.”—Nelson Mandela has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announces. (via frantzfandom)
Sirius with anxiety issues but not telling anybody because it will shatter his bad boy image and him having a panic attack/hyperventilating his ass off one night and James asks what he's doing and he's just like "practicing my breathing duh"
none of these characters have names yet but i’m working out the basic cast of characters for my lady bastards story
main woman is in her early-mid 40s, oldest bastard of the dead king; three daughters and a husband; she’s an apothecary with a bit of alchemist and midwife in her training. not a fighter nor knowledgeable on most sorts of magic. kind, motherly, but a bit vane.
mid-20s bastard daughter, a falconer and literate woman with a talent for hunting. not necessarily a fighter, but she’s better equipped than most of the bastards if need be. doesn’t approve of the monarchy, not eager to be a potential heir.
eight year old-ish daughter of a dead bastard son to the king. strictly speaking, she’s the legitimate heir (as her father was the oldest of his sons), but she’d require a regent if she takes the throne. shy and a bit bookish. storyteller, maybe?
late teens bastard granddaughter, a transwoman and fairly standard rogue-sort of character. charming and gold-hungry, but has her reservations about being a queen.
late-20s bastard daughter and a mother who lost her infant son to faeries. she is a seamstress. has a great deal of knowledge about fae and magic, and she often uses odd dyes and cloths to protect the wearer.
jeez i would love to order that thing online, but i don’t know what size to order it in because women’s clothing sizes are determined by the alignments of the planets in relation to the fuck you galaxy
behindthename changed their website! it’s been the same design for years, like i can remember that design from when i was in tenth grade. it’s a great new design, but i can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic for the old one.
this story has somehow gone from ‘basically the aftermath of a generic fantasy story with dark lords and d&d tropes and shit’ to ‘shadow of the colossus meets kiki’s delivery service' in the span of about eight days and i don't know what's happening any more but i guess it is okay.
i have a genuine problem keeping cooking out of my writing these days, it’s so much a part of who i am that it becomes part of every story i’ve written for the past three years. my connection with cooking is like tolkien’s with linguistics at this point, i am literally worldbuilding around ideas i have for food or cooking tools. it was meant to be about struggling with anxiety and eldritch abominations but look here we are again.
oh my fucking god how dense are you people to think this shit is actually real. holy shit check out this kickass strawman blog we can all get together and shake our collective heads at and chalk up to the social justice movement being super crazy!!! again.
how many fucks have to fall for this blatant shit before you realize what youre all doing is clamoring for any reason to discredit legitimate movements by using bigots masquerading as the overblown stereotype of the “social justice warrior”
i feel like there’s a lot of cultural pressure for women (and people perceived as women) to be able to sing high?
like no. I don’t wanna sing high. testing it out on my piano I can sing up to E5 but i prefer not to go any higher than C5 because it sounds and feels wrong.
i got this plus the inverse when i gained weight in middle school. when i was somewhat thin, yes, i was definitely expected to sing soprano and i had to stretch my voice a bit to do so. our school had a really good theatre program, so my chorus teachers sort of focused on building us up to sing in those, and all of the ‘best roles’ for girls are soprano. it didn’t quite fit my voice, but i could do it.
but when i gained a ton of weight, i couldn’t play any of the ‘best roles’ any more, and my teacher switched me to an alto section (even though my voice hadn’t changed at all) just so i could play a good mother or hag character. kind of messed up my voice switching after a few years…
I SHIP AVELINE AND PATIENCE SO FUCKING HARD. IT ACTUALLY SOUNDED LIKE UBISOFT WAS HINTING AT A RELATIONSHIP STARTING BETWEEN THOSE TWO. THEY WERE FINISHING EACH OTHER’S SENTENCES AND EVERYTHING!!! UGH, THAT DLC SHOULD’VE BEEN LONGER
Who was your favorite character from Disney's Frozen? Who was your least favorite?
Favourite character was either Elsa or Kristoff. Elsa has the most interesting/least contrived character arc in the film, and I thought she had the best character song and design. Kristoff and Sven were the funniest parts of the film, though, and despite not liking his romance with Anna at all he was pretty cute and endearing.
Least favourite was Olaf. Also whoever was in charge of writing Hans. That’s not a character so much as a guy on staff, but s/he deserves an honourable mention.
dude it’s so weird how when you’re a kid, socks were like the worst thing you could get on christmas but now it’s like hell yeah please give me some socks i own like two and a half pairs my feet are so cold