daniela-bella
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daniela-bella · an hour ago
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I’m always so happy when I get to write Joe and Nicky.

Meant to Find Each Other - Chapter 10 - soothe_the_beast - The Old Guard (Movie 2020) [Archive of Our Own]

Story Summary: Alternate timeline. Years ago, Quýnh is rescued from the water, initiating a chain of events that separate our immortal family with no memories of who or what they are. Quýnh’s memory is spared, but without the dreams of the others, she has no means to find them. That is until a young American Marine wakes from death for the first time.

Chapter Summary: Resort staff Joe takes resort guest Nicky on a boat trip in the Caribbean. Feelings, vague memories begin to stir, much to Joe’s alarm.

Ships: Andromaquýnh, Kaysanova, eventual hints at Book of Nile.

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daniela-bella · 4 hours ago
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therenegadesexualmystic:

Aaaarrrgh. This time I was reading it on tumblr without clicking over to chrome. I followed a link in the A/N and then when I came back to tumblr, it reset itself.

So obviously I’m talking about a Joe/Nicky fic. The deets on this one:

Nicky is a doc with Doctors w/o borders who has some PTSD after a rescue mission off the coast of Italy goes bad. Joe is a vet. Nile is Nicky’s friend, Booker is Joe’s friend. Nicky goes back to the US for Booker & Nile’s wedding and to housesit while they go on their honeymoon. Joe is Booker’s cat’s vet.

Help?

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daniela-bella · 7 hours ago
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oldguardhc:

Scene Caffeine #5: Nicky’s latest hobby is watching home renovation shows. It was great at first. The stairs stopped creaking, the trims around the doors got replaced, a sun patio got built. Six months into this hobby now, Nicky is determined to tear down their current house and build it anew. 

Joe has always been bad at telling Nicky no. 

More Caffeine Scenes

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daniela-bella · 10 hours ago
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@energievie tagged me to do this picrew . Thank you, friend!

It doesn’t look very much like me but I had fun making it anyway. Tag yourself if you want to play.

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daniela-bella · 10 hours ago
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I obsessively check my email looking for notifications about the kudos and comments I crave. I realize I probably have to update my fic to bring in new readers/inspire new comments. I write one paragraph of my wip chapter. Twenty minutes have passed. I obsessively check my email again.

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daniela-bella · 22 hours ago
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Guys I’m 38, but I’ve had a few beers and I just got off a three hour phone call with an old college friend so I’m feeling pretty wired, so tonight I’m going back to that thing where you read fanfic til the wee hours of the morning.  Wish me luck! 

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daniela-bella · a day ago
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daniela-bella:

daniela-bella:

40 minutes into Coming 2 America, here’s my review so far:

  • Feels like an Adam Sandler movie
  • Hey everyone who grew up watching the original, remember En Vogue and Salt n Peppa?
  • I really thought there’d be more Kiki

Oh good, Kiki’s back

No, I stick to my original take: definitely needed more Kiki.

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daniela-bella · a day ago
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emmswoodhouse:

Guido Caselli inventing Heart Eyes™ in Tutti i Santi Giorni (2012) dir. Paolo Virzì

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daniela-bella · a day ago
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daniela-bella:

40 minutes into Coming 2 America, here’s my review so far:

  • Feels like an Adam Sandler movie
  • Hey everyone who grew up watching the original, remember En Vogue and Salt n Peppa?
  • I really thought there’d be more Kiki

Oh good, Kiki’s back

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daniela-bella · a day ago
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40 minutes into Coming 2 America, here’s my review so far:

  • Feels like an Adam Sandler movie
  • Hey everyone who grew up watching the original, remember En Vogue and Salt n Peppa?
  • I really thought there’d be more Kiki
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daniela-bella · 2 days ago
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ambassador-adair:

this whole mutual thing is overhyped on this site. want to send me an ask off anon? do it. want to tag me in a post? do it. follower, mutual, or just random person who stumbled across my blog: I crave interaction and literally do not mind.

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daniela-bella · 3 days ago
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anchoredtether:

I’ve read all kinds of posts both from writers and readers lamenting about comments on fic. Authors are upset when they don’t get any, readers don’t know what kinds of comments to leave, etc. And it finally clicked in my brain why I think a lot of people don’t bother writing comments. 

And this is what it boils down to:

Writers do not want praise. 
We just want to talk about our story. 

I can’t speak for everyone obviously - but I think the majority of writers don’t care so much for the “omg you’re a brilliant writer!!” comments as much as we just want to hear your thoughts on the story. Even if it’s just your thoughts as you’re reading of “oooh x happened! I can’t believe y said this! What’s going to happen now that z has happened?!” We literally just want to talk about what we’ve written like you would with a friend about a tv show. We’re not out here demanding praise like some entitled narcissist. 

While praising our writing skills or writing style is appreciated, it doesn’t need to be said on every fic and every chapter that you read. If you regularly comment on someone’s work that’s telling enough that you like our technique. Readers shouldn’t feel pressured to have to praise a writer’s abilities every time they want to comment. 

In the grand scheme of things, talking about the fic/chapter is actually more helpful to us writers instead of spewing praise. It’s the same with artwork. As nice as it is that people tell me “wow your art is so pretty!” it’s a LOT more useful to me to get comments like “I love their expressions!” or “the lighting on this is gorgeous!” because then I know WHAT people are liking about it. If no one ever comments on my backgrounds, I now know what to improve. If most people comment on liking the expressions, I now know the strong points of my art and can use it to my advantage to make even better art in the future. 

The same goes for fic. If multiple people tell me they liked a certain part of the story I now know that things similar to that are a hit. It’s feedback I can use to improve the story and give my readers more of what they want. Without that I have no idea what they like about the fic.

Talking with a writer about their story also gives them inspiration!! Nothing gets us more in the mood to work on a fic than to have people wanting to talk about it. A lot of times just talking about one of my fics with someone will give me that push to continue working on it. Getting a comment that just says “great chapter” or “you’re a great writer” doesn’t do much to motivate us to continue that particular fic. But if you talk about the story and the characters it gives us motivation to continue working on it, may even give us ideas for future chapters. I would hope that those of you with “comment anxiety” find this approach so much easier than trying to praise the writer every time you read.

So that fic the author hasn’t updated in forever that you’re dying to read? Talk to them about the fic and the elements of the story! It will make the writer want to talk to you about it and will get their mind thinking about it, hopefully inspiring them to continue where they left off. Fics that are left in silence are more likely to be abandoned or even deleted because nothing feels worse than putting your heart into a story to have no one say anything about it. 

TLDR; Writers do not want praise, we just want to talk with our readers about the story itself, and these are the kinds of comments that inspire us to keep writing more. 

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daniela-bella · 3 days ago
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heathertrash10-blog:

Reblog if

It’s 104% okay to come to your DM and just say, “Hi, can we be friends?” And then start asking you random questions.

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daniela-bella · 4 days ago
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beefmilk2:

if you think you can just follow me and start talking to me as if we were friends well you are correct

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daniela-bella · 4 days ago
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conversation16:

conversation16:

hey so it’s march now aka the beginning of endometriosis awareness month and i feel obligated to remind you that debilitatingly painful periods are not normal. if you or someone you know is ending up sick or bedridden every month, you are not crazy and deserve medical attention from someone who will take you seriously

hey it’s march again let’s get this post circulating again

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daniela-bella · 5 days ago
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yukinhung99:

hottopicmonk:

Quỳnh of the Red River Delta:

  • Yes, this is my headcanon because the river is called the Red River, Quỳnh wears red, and the delta is a watery landscape
  • Based on the character featurette Quỳnh was born circa 1,200-1,100 BCE
  • People have inhabited the Red River Delta in Northern Vietnam since Palaeolithic times. There was a well established culture thriving there circa 1,100 BCE
  • The Red River is called the Sông Hồng in Vietnamese, or the Sông Cái, the Mother River
  • The cultivation of irrigated rice in the region supported the development of tribal states and communal settlements
  • The people who lived in this region were known as the Lạc Việt
  • The Hồng Bàng period was founded by the first Hùng king, Kinh Dương Vương, in 2879 BCE. He unified the states and communities into the nation of Xích Quỷ. The period lasted until 258 BCE
  • Xích Quỷ was renamed Văn Lang at the beginning of the third Hùng dynasty, circa 2524 BCE
  • Language: Ancient Vietnamese
  • Capital: Phong Châu, established by 2524 BCE or earlier. Possibly located near the present day site of the Hùng temple complex in Phú Thọ province. The city sat at the juncture of three rivers and the beginning of the Red River Delta
  • The Hùng king had a court of advisors, the lạc hầu. There were fifteen regions, bộ. Each one was ruled by a lạc tướng
  • The villages in each bộ had matriarchal clan relationships and were headed by a bộ chính, usually a male tribal elder
  • By 1,500 BCE coastal residents had developed a sophisticated agricultural society
  • The economy was primarily based on rice paddy cultivation. Hunting and gathering, handicrafts, animal husbandry and fishing were also important
  • As well as rice people grew other grains and types of beans. They raised mainly buffalo, chickens and pigs
  • Crafts included pottery making, bamboo-working, basketry, leather-working, the weaving of hemp, jute and silk
  • By about 1200 BCE, a new phase of development of wet-rice cultivation and bronze casting occurred in the Ma River and Red River plains. These developments later contributed to the rise of the Đông Sơn culture
  • Đông Sơn metalworkers were known for their exceptional bronze casting skills. The most famous bronze artefacts from the era are the Đông Sơn drums. The houses, clothing, customs, habits, and cultural activities of the Hùng era are depicted on their surfaces. These drums were produced from circa 600 BCE - 200 CE
  • Vietnamese archaeologists use pottery styles to discern the three pre-Đông Sơn cultures: Phùng Nguyên - 2,000-1,500 BCE, rice cultivation was introduced from Southern China; Đồng Đậu - circa 1,500-1,000 BCE, and Gò Mun - 1,100-800 BCE, known for pottery, weapons and jade work
  • Đồng Đậu culture: Ất line,Dynasty X, c. 1251 – 1162 BC; Bính line, Dynasty XI, c. 1161 – 1055 BC. During the tenth dynasty the seat of government was centered at Việt Trì, the king was Hùng Hải Lang, known as Hùng Uy Vương. The first king of the eleventh dynasty was Hưng Đức Lang, known as Hùng Trinh Vương
  • Transport and communication were carried out by dugout canoe along the network of rivers and canals
  • From 257-179 BC the states of Văn Lang and Nam Cương (the highlands) were merged into the state of Âu Lạc. Its capital was in Cổ Loa
  • Cổ Loa Citadel is an important fortified settlement and archaeological site in present-day Hanoi, about 16 kilometers northeast of the city center. It was established as the capital of the Âu Lạc Kingdom during the 3rd century BCE and remained an important political center until the 10th century


  • So, this would make Quỳnh a Lạc Việt woman (of the Đồng Đậu culture), who spoke Ancient Vietnamese, and who came from the Red River Delta in Văn Lang
  • For example: she could have come from a matriarchal agricultural clan and have had a heroes journey; she could have belonged to the family of a lạc tướng, who ruled their bọ, and then probably would have been related to the ruling Hùng kings; she could have been a warrior for the court of Hùng Uy Vương or Hùng Trinh Vương


  • In present day Giỗ Tổ Hùng Vương, the Hùng Kings’ Temple Festival, is celebrated from the 8th to 11th day of the third lunar month. The main festival is celebrated on the 10th day and is a public holiday. Millions of people visit the Hùng temple complex on Nghia Linh mountain, Phú Thọ province, during the festival

Location of Văn Lang and an illustration of Kinh Dương Vương, the first Hùng king

The fifteen bộ of Văn Lang

The upper surface of the Ngọc Lũ Đông Sơn drum

Cổ Loa Citadel


Note: Central and Southern Vietnam were part of the Sa Huỳnh culture from 4,000 BC - 1,000 AD

Disclaimer: this is primarily condensed Wiki information and accuracy is not guaranteed. Please do take Tumblr posts with a massive pinch of salt

Not an expert on bronze or anything, this one is based completely from my vague memory from the subject “Lược Sử Văn Hóa Việt Nam” and a quick check with google. I could be wrong, so please tell me if there any incorrect information.

The bronze production blossomed in ancient Văn Lang in three staged started from 2000 BCE, but near completed in the third stage circa 1200 - 500 BCE which is the period Đông Sơn Culture developed the most.

The drums’ foremost purpose was used for war to signal the soldiers, but later followed the peace, it was recognized as a relics for worshiping ceremonies and rituals.

On each drums there are drawings that sympolized for the community and belief of Lạc Việt people.

- At the center of the drums, there always the Sun or a 14-angle Star represent for the Sun God or the Sky God, who is the most powerful god in ancient belief.

- The circles around the center are normally described the life of ancient Lạc Việt people with boat race, rice producing, musical instrusments linked to festivals and ceremony.

- There also Hồng Hạc - flamingo when combined with the central star represented for the myth about the origin of the first 100 Lạc Việt men - as they are chidlren of Sea Dragon father and a sky Godness.

And A LOT more layers around these tangible heritages.

These drums also viewed as a sympols of Yin Yang and the wish of prosperous in agriculture and in life. Its also related to liganism. In the means that the drums are the women while the drum-sticks represent for the male genitals. Hence, the belief of the sound from the drums in ceremonys will bless the villages & the couples with healthy offsprings.


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daniela-bella · 6 days ago
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ladymsinclair:

He protects. 

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