"And how should I presume?"

Just one awkward twenty-something who hopes to, one day, change the world.

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The Michael to my Wendy Darling (and tag)
The Wash to my Zoe (and tag)
The John to my Sherlock
The Keladry to my Alanna
The Mal to my Zoe

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taking a tiny break from my maleval love to talk about this scene


because this scene isn’t in the novelization, so it has to be something that they wrote, filmed, and then decided to cut

and this one scene, this ONE SCENE, gives more insight into stefan’s character than either the novelization or the movie ever did

"what am I willing to sacrifice? who am I willing to sacrifice?”

it’s not that he was always teeth-gnashingly evil from the get-go, which is heavily implied by the novelization. it’s not that being among humans somehow corrupted him, as implied by the movie. this is stefan doing what he thinks is necessary, and he thinks that being evil is a prerequisite to being king.

now, okay, we’ve got a leader saying that the key to success is to to have a firm vision for what you want and be ruthless in pursuing it, and to be willing to make hard decisions and sacrifice others, regardless of their relationship to you. hmmm, what does that remind me of?

this scene is essentially one sociopath giving advice to another sociopath. WHY DID THEY CUT THIS SCENE?

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I've been following you for a while (close to seven months) and embarrassingly, I just noticed you identify as bisexual. I cannot express to you how happy I am. I have recently discovered that I am bisexual as well and it's nice to know someone is as well :) It makes me feel better and not as lonely as I once felt like. That's all I wanted to say. Take care hun~ <3
bemusedlybespectacled bemusedlybespectacled Said:

Yay, more bisexual people!


And don’t worry, there’s more of us than you’d think! :3

I made a fanfic recs page for the Maleficent fandom. Add your favorites!


Tagged by: r0vardotter

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

  1. The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
  2. Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
  4. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson
  5. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling
  6. Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  7. Gypsy Boy, Mikey Walsh
  8. Uglies, Scott Westerfield
  9. A Bear Called Paddington, Michael Bond 
  10. The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman


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I was tagged by daydreamsarejustthebeginning and sidroq-n-roll

  1. The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson
  2. Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
  3. The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  4. Shield of Stars by Hilari Bell
  5. A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth Bunce
  6. Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Heart Lovelace
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
  8. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  9. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  10. The Complete Book of Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker

Tagging: zrayak sicktodeathoflogic teacupwitch redearthbetweenmytoes kadorienne

Title: Seldom All They Seem [part one] [part two[part three[part four] [part five]
Fandom: Maleficent
Pairings: Diaval/Maleficent
Word Count: 8500 words (so far)
Trigger Warnings: There’s some chasing and some blood and some peril.

Also, I geek out about French and English history in the endnotes.

aquietrevolutionary replied to your post: anonymous said:i have a crush on …

I have not heard the acid shirt story dO TELL


okay so

it’s summer 2010, I’m at a summer camp for science nerds at my state college, and this is where I meet zrayak, right? I also meet guy-who-was-my-boyfriend-at-camp-for-two-weeks (hereafter referred to as “Fluffy”), social darwinist libertarian (hereafter referred to as “Fedora”) and all four of us are in lab together.

now, three weeks in, we start doing labs in another building. I am sick of Fluffy being my lab partner, so I do a little pysch switch. I sit specifically so that if they assign lab partners from right to left, Fluffy will get assigned to Fedora and I get zrayak, yay!

so we have to make a lipid monolayer. you make lipid monolayers by pouring a liquid into a beaker and then you put this fine powder on top (I honestly can’t remember how the fuck it goes, zrayak would know) and THEN (this is the important part) you use a capillary tube to transfer a strong acid to the beaker

you use a capillary tube like a straw: you cover the top with your finger and the vacuum carries the acid. it’s easier than a pipette because you don’t get remnants of acid in the little bubble.

I had never used a capillary tube before, and it turns out that you can’t tilt them sideways because then they spray their contents everywhere all over the place like a goddamn fountain of acid

which it did

at zrayak’s prince edward island potato museum shirt

and of course I freaked out because here’s this guy who I like and I just got acid all over him and he’s gonna DIE because ACID and he’s laughing his ass off and I’m like running to get him a paper towel or a chemical shower or something I dunno ACID IS SCARY and he’s teasing me about how I’m clumsy and I’m like YOUR ARM IS GONNA FALL OFF BECAUSE ACID and he’s just not freaking out at all because he’s the chillest and yeah

he wrote a poem about it actually

zrayak can probably elaborate on it more when he wakes up because all I remember is FREAKING OUT BECAUSE ACID

Asker Anonymous Asks:
i have a crush on u because of that time you poured acid all over my potato shirt
bemusedlybespectacled bemusedlybespectacled Said:


Asker Anonymous Asks:
I was going to tell you a reason I have a crush on you but I got flustered in thinking of all the reason. Sorry.
bemusedlybespectacled bemusedlybespectacled Said:


1 - Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic. 2 - Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to? 3 - Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole? and 29 - If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
bemusedlybespectacled bemusedlybespectacled Said:

Weird, I thought I’d answered this. Oh well, better late than never.

1 - Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic. 

After hurt/comfort? Probably really quiet emotions between people who aren’t good at talking. 

2 - Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?

BDSM-verse. I want to write it correctly, and not as a bastardized Alpha/Omega dynamic fic with no concept of how BDSM works.

3 - Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?

Oh, lots. One of them is rape recovery. Allusions to rape? Fine, if they make sense. Threatening rape? Certainly. I even, once, in the mists of time, wrote a noncon fic for a kink meme. But there’s this very specific trope that goes like this: chapter 1, X gets raped; multiple chapters are devoted to Y fixing them with sex; last chapter X is fine. And I just can’t write that. Or read it, honestly. I just can’t.

29 - If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?

I actually do this already! I wrote a prequel to “The Goat’s Back” by arsenicjade, I wrote a midquel for rufeepeach's “a hundred years or more,” and I wrote a homage to nillys-issue's fic at one point. But, hmmm, one I haven't done yet? Huh. I don't know. 

My thing with writing extensions is that it has to strike a certain cord with me. I have to find a specific kind of opening that works in-story. Like, I adore cyprith's Modern Magic AU, but I wouldn't something for it because it isn't finished itself and it's not the right thing to jump off of. I could jump off of “hundred years” because there was just this tiny narrative gap that I could fill that pushed a button of things I like. 

I write fanfic-of-fanfic when I find something I can do that with. At the moment, I don’t have one.

gryffindor: I want to learn things that make me stronger and let me protect people

ravenclaw: I want to learn things because learning is fun and exciting

hufflepuff: I want to learn things that are practical and can help people

slytherin: I want to learn things so that I can be ahead of everyone else

do you ever walk into a room and realize someone you hate is there and it’s like finding out the bathroom doesn’t have any toilet paper after you’ve already peed

Me: Look, I have a flower crown!
zrayak: Oh, wow. It’s bigger than I expected.
Me: Yeah, because it’s mine.

First Step happened yesterday, and now I’m officially a senior. Here’s me, teacupwitch, and aquietrevolutionary plus one of our other friends spraying sparkling cider at each other.

compliments from little kids are the best compliments okay like a little girl told me she liked my glasses last week and I’m still happy about it because you know that shit was honest