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You have the wrong soundtrack on your movie. Early 70's folk rock ? Wrong wrong wrong. It is an attitude thing - I should know. Every time I get a sniff of a man, I go all Stravinsky.
Lix/Randall, Hogwarts AU !

wearealsoboats:

The rumours spread like fiendfyre through the school. By the end of the first week, everyone has heard at least three different theories about the history between professors Storm and Brown. None of them quite hit the truth, but a few skirt painfully close — whispers of a torrid romance gone wrong; a marriage abandoned on the morning of the wedding; the ring that still hangs around Professor Storm’s neck. Thanks to the usual start-of-year lack of excitement, the mystery just keeps gaining traction.

The professors themselves manage the newfound fame with a surprising dignity. Professor Brown — new to the staff team, but an old hand at the teaching profession — is full of a carefully practiced closed-off warmth. His smiles and anecdote-filled snatches of advice are given freely, but there is a hardness under them that everybody sees but no one can worm past. 

Professor Storm, on the other hand, is as brusque and brash as always, carrying on with her lessons with the cynical cheer that has made her one of the most popular members of staff at Hogwarts for years now. Indeed, if it weren’t for the slight (but noticeable) falter in her step when she swept into the Great Hall for the Welcoming Feast and first caught sight of Professor Brown, it’s unlikely that anyone would know there was anything bothering her about the new Professor. 

Lix Storm’s poker face has always been one of her strengths, in and out of her old gaming circles. It’s not so hard, these days, to keep her infamous half-smirk on her face while she’s teaching, or sat up at the staff table, or patrolling the corridors. Even ignoring Randall’s sharp eyes takes less out of her than it would have a dozen or so years ago, when she was younger and less hardened. 

But in her own rooms, when there is nobody to see her but the few portraits she’s hung in there, there is rarely a trace of a smile on her lips. Seeing Randall again is draining. Remembering is draining, and despite the decades she has spent trying to numb herself to the memories, remembering is all she seems to be doing, now. More and more often her eyes are drawn to the pensieve that sits in the corner of her room like a hardly-used phantom. 

It’s a risk, she knows, to keep one so close to her when she’s so tangled in regret and guilt and yesterdays. Now more so than ever, what with Randall’s presence dragging up old hurts that should have been lain to rest long, long ago. Losing herself in what could have been would be so easy. 

The strain will be too much soon — she knows herself well enough to know that. Randall, the memories, Sofia. The remorse she’s avoided for so long. But for now she pulls herself together each morning with a tight smile and a tumbler of her best firewhiskey, and ignores all the things tugging at her seams. 

She has students to teach, after all.

i feel like lars von trier is the gay white boy with an aesthetic blog and really problematic text posts

wearealsoboats:

this was really good ! thank you ! <3

ahhhh i’m so glad you think so

i love all your “the hour” works tbh ! 

“When one woman strikes at the heart of another, she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal.”
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (via quoted-books)

timelordgifs:

Why this one? Why did I choose this face? It’s like I’m trying to tell myself something, like I’m trying to make a point. But what is so important that I can’t just tell myself what I’m thinking? 

abbbington:

so for those of you who know me, you will probably know two things: i recently landed my dream job, and i love winter. what happens when you combine those two things? a christmas/winter giveaway, of course! now i know this is ridiculously early, but there are two reasons for this. the first being that i’m stupidly excited for winter/christmas already, and the second being that the prizes will need to be sent off in advance to guarantee that they arrive by christmas.

prizes
  • a wreck this journal
  • a doctor who tardis/van gogh necklace
  • two lush bath bombs and a lush bubble bar
  • sherlock inspired charm bracelet
  • doctor who tardis phone case
  • london inspired coin purse
  • a barry m nail polish in whatever shade you want
  • a handwritten letter/christmas card from yours truly
  • possibly some other goodies that tickle my fancy!
rules 
  • must be following me (i will check)
  • must reblog this (likes do not count)
  • reblog until november 25th
  • there will only be one winner, unless this gets a ridiculous amount of notes
  • i will ship worldwide
  • a winner will be chosen by a random generator and will be messaged via their askbox. if you do not have your askbox turned on, i cannot contact you and i will have to pick somebody else
  • no giveaway blogs, and please do not reblog this multiples of time. reblogging more than once will not increase your chances.
  • if you have any questions, contact me here. but please don’t ask me if this is real. i swear to you that this giveaway will go ahead. 

Clean hands, Sansa. Whatever you do, make certain your hands are clean.

if you want my gross face on your phone, feel free to add me on snapchat (i’m vesperlynds)

…the Saints are displayed in a cathedral in Eastern Germany close to the Czech border and were acquired in the 17th century when there was a big trade in relics. They are said to be the remains of Martyred saints that were stored in the catacombs of Rome before being removed and traded. They were reassembled and dressed in their fine regalia and displayed in ornate cabinets.

handwriting challenge — tagged by wolverines &amp; mcgonagallerys
name; url; blog title; crush; favourite colour; write something in capitals; favorite artist/band; favorite number; favorite drink; tag ten people
tagging&#160;: ameliespoulain sweettasteofbitter missbingleys lindsaydenton mrseleanorohara ughwarts abbbington lyonsheart meddow elliegoestodownton cbaranski alexistorm 

handwriting challenge — tagged by wolverines & mcgonagallerys

name; url; blog title; crush; favourite colour; write something in capitals; favorite artist/band; favorite number; favorite drink; tag ten people

tagging : ameliespoulain sweettasteofbitter missbingleys lindsaydenton mrseleanorohara ughwarts abbbington lyonsheart meddow elliegoestodownton cbaranski alexistorm 

thetwoteddybeardoctors:

"You shouldn’t be worried about equality, women can vote!" Ah yes now I can choose which straight white man can oppress me what a time to be alive