: I'll Lay Right Down In My Favorite PlaceFandom
: WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)Characters
: Roman Reigns/Dean Ambrose, Seth RollinsRating
: I own nothing.Warning
: Puppy play.Summary
: Dean and Roman have rarely seen eye-to-eye but Roman notices things, it's what he does. And he sees how Dean reacts to Roman's touch, to his hair being tugged and to being put into his place, often at Roman's feet. He sees how battered Dean looks sometimes after Seth's betrayal. Roman's learning and he wants Dean where he can see him.Author Note
: Title is a lyric from 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' by Iggy Pop, because you know, I'm original ;) This is all the fault of many tumblrs, but mostly damien. Happy Christmas, damien :)( "Stay."Collapse )
: Time To Grieve, Time To LaughFandom
: The HobbitCharacters
: Elrond/Celebrian, Elladan/Dis/Elrohir, Belladonna Baggins, Bilbo Baggins, ArwenRating
I own nothing.Summary
: Elrond is a widower; it’s a wound that never heals. He and Belladonna understand each other, so do he and Dis. He’s also rather talented at scandalising his sons, his daughter is too.Author Note
: Part Twenty-Two of the Violet Nights
series. In case people were wondering, the Elladan/Dis/Elrohir relationship is not one that features incest. Elladan and Elrohir are both dating Dis but not dating each other. Hope that's clear :)( Elrond bit into a stuffed cupcakeCollapse )
More Christmas music! Yes, I'm going to post a few more videos like this because I adore Christmas music. Now we're onto the most terribly commercial of my picks. In the UK, the Coca-Cola Christmas TV advert featuring the brightly-lit delivery trucks has become a classic. I first saw it as a child, my brother and I were instantly entranced and loved watching it every time it was on TV, we sang along happily. Ever since it's first showing at Christmas, it has turned up on British TV every Christmas since and it never fails to make my heart swoop and feel completely childishly excited about Christmas. Okay, I know, I shouldn't because I'm being obviously manipulated by a massive remorseless corporation but I cannot help my reaction. It's a perfect piece of advertising, because it feels immediately nostalgic.
Interesting note, this song is adapted from the song 'Wonderful Dream' by Melanie Thornton which is all about the awesomeness of love at Christmas, definitely not about Coca-Cola and it should be checked out because it's equally wonderful in a completely different way.
: Everything We Know We're Made OfFandom
: TNA (Total Nonstop Action)Characters
: Davey Richards/Eddie EdwardsRating
: T / PGDisclaimer
: I own nothing.Summary
: Davey Richards' ribs are killing him and Eddie Edwards can't help feeling guilty after facing him in the ring. But they've got bigger things to focus on and they've always got each other.Author Note
: Set during June 2014 after MVP turned heel and forced Eddie and Davey to face each other in the ring. Fic title is a modified lyric from the song 'One Word' by POD.( “We always said it was gonna be us against the world,"Collapse )
This is always one of the first songs I listen to during the festive season. It shouldn't work - Bing Crosby & David Bowie performing 'Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth.' It's from one of Crosby's Christmas TV shows, he's clearly not got long to live - he died five weeks after recording this show - and Bowie had recently been through his most infamous drug-taking phase and only knew Crosby as someone his mother liked, hence why he appeared on the show in the first place. They're not exactly a natural pairing, if there wasn't evidence this had happened you wouldn't believe it, but their voices together, it's really something wonderful. It always makes me smile and feel seasonal. Only at Christmas could this duet come about and I adore it.
- Music:Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth - Bing Crosby and David Bowie
It really feels like Christmas is arriving now as today I did visual tech duties at the Christian Union Carol Services at church - every year four carol services are held on the same day at my church, organised by the CU, and always attended by a lot of people. As visuals coordinator, I organise the visuals operators and always do the first two services myself. Kelvin, who does sound and is one of my very favourite people, organises the sound and usually is complaining about killing at least a few students in the lead up to the event lol. We've had a few sticky situations over the years with this event but thankfully this year, the students organising it kept it simple and it all went well. The church looked wonderful, lit almost entirely by candlelight, the choir and orchestral band sounded decent and the speaker was good. I've had worse years definitely. It's always my first Christmas service of the year so I'm feeling more in the mood now.
Also Anthony and I went Christmas shopping yesterday. We got gifts for his sister and her boyfriend, for my mum and Christmas tree gifts for my family - this year as they're visiting us for Christmas Day we're getting them a little gift each to hang on the tree rather than a full stocking. Sadly there's way too much going on for stockings to happen. Also we found a great folding table in a charity shop which they should deliver tomorrow. Our current table can only really seat three people and that's at a squash. As there'll be five of us on the day, a bigger table is needed. God willing, they will deliver as they said they would - calling Anthony to let him know they're half an hour away, giving him time to nip home from work to be there to receive it. We also need to buy two more chairs which is actually less of a pressing problem weirdly. We can easily buy a couple at a nearby charity shop and stack them after. I've ordered the last gift I need for Anthony, just gotta wait for a present I ordered for my Dad to arrive a local shop and buy Anthony a Christmas tree gift. Hurrah. I actually feel like I'm almost ready for Christmas now. This week, we aim to buy most of what we'll need to make my family Christmas lunch.
Last year, the National Theatre celebrated its 50th anniversary. It's a hugely renowned venue and esteemed company, held in the same high regard as the Royal Shakespeare Company. Pretty much all of the great actors have performed in and for the National at some point during their careers. To celebrate its momentous anniversary, stars from the past and present all National Theatre alumnus came together for a televised show at the National itself, they performed scenes from the company's success and creative-filled past. At the end, there was this scene, performed by Samuel Anderson (who people might recognise as Danny from Peter Capaldi's first Doctor Who
series) and Frances de la Tour. The stage is filled with the performers who had acted that night as the two actors perform. The ending always gives me goosebumps - all those words, fragments of recordings from the Nationals past, including long gone and long loved stars, speaking again. I love it. And wanted to share it. This is why I always have and always will love the theatre.
The Air That I NeedFandom: Once Upon A TimeCharacters
: Aurora/Philip/Mulan, Snow White, Henry Mills, Little JohnRating:
I own nothing.Spoiler:
Set before episode 4x07 'The Snow Queen.'Summary:
Aurora misses Mulan, so does Philip. Their feelings for her are different but strong. They want her back in their lives.( There was so much to learn in StorybrookeCollapse )