sometimes i blog about french musketeers, and sometimes i cry over idiot dwarf kings. sometimes i even write.
mostly, though, i like to stare at tom burke's face and pretend i don't have a problem
oh god but just
like, maybe milady really did a number on him and left him feeling less than confident. and maybe he was always a shy person, prone to quiet contemplation and self reflection. so he’s very aware of himself- knows his scar is unappealing to most. knows his freckles aren’t to everyone’s taste. understands that he’s aging and that the wrinkles around his eyes are becoming less lines of happiness and more a sign of his impending decay.
he’s quite hard on himself, truth be told.
and just- d’rtagnan falling in love with all of his “defects”. never getting enough of kissing his lips. caressing his wrinkles with delight, his fingers light on athos’ face. teasingly counting each freckle and kissing athos once for every one he finds.
halsjdghdgfx JUST INSECURE!ATHOS OK, AND LOVING D’ARTAGNAN
BATTY I AM REALLY INTO THIS IDEA. Like, even before, even when they were happily married, even when she loved him, she was always slowly breaking him down because that’s just the type of person she is, continually sinking her hooks into him just to make sure he knew how much he needed her
"you’re the handsomest man alive," she’d tell him, "even with that scar, the freckles, the wrinkles," and she’d carefully never touch them.
when old men in the village make good-natured jokes about the Count having snagged himself a pretty young thing, the way old men do, she’d smile and tighten her grip on his arm and never say it wasn’t because he was a Count
milady s l o w l y breaking him down is something I’m just really into, all right
oh gods this is perfection though
milady being that person, though- even when she’s happy and in love, she can’t help but be playing the long-game, the con. she always needs to come out on top, and she understands men’s hearts better than they do at times, and so she’s… careful. she loves athos, but she can’t trust that love will work solely on its own.
she needs him tied down, she needs to keep him where she wants him, and what better way to keep a man from leaving than to cripple him?
her words are always carefully chosen- “even with that scar, your smile is marvelous”- because she can’t be cruel.
she has to be smart.
kjadhsflgdhff and athos having that niggling feeling at the back of his head that perhaps, maybe, she might only want him for his money. him taking longer and longer to groom himself in the morning, because now he’s distracted by all the imperfections he finds in the mirror. happy with milady, but also slowly becoming more hateful of his own person.
(his mind turning over the possibility after- after his brother is gone, after her betrayal, after her death- that if he’d just been a little less old, or scarred, or ugly-)
I love this scene for so many reasons. Danny knows he has feelings for Mindy, but I don’t think he knew the full extent of it until this moment. The turbulence hit, and he gripped the armrest for dear life. He realizes that the only thing that could comfort him at this moment is Mindy. She’s what is missing in this moment and in his life.
Turbulence can put the fear of death into you, and he definitely has a revelation that he loves Mindy deeply. She is the person who makes him a better version of himself, and he doesn’t want to die without knowing her in every possible way.
chekov private comming sulu in the middle of into darkness because he feels like he’s in over his head and he’s close to tears and then sulu reminds him about his first day on the enterprise and the external dampeners and he can hear chekov’s teary choked laugh on the other end and it suddenly hits him that if the warp core doesnt get fixed there’s a chance he’ll never get to see pavel’s face again.
POST-REICHENBACH→ John can’t sleep and he’s thinking about Sherlock’s laptop, that he could left him there some clue about Moriarty. He’s trying to guess the password and suddenly an idea came to his mind.
Happy Valentine’s Day! [credit]
I AM SO HAPPY AND THANKFUL, OMG, DARLING, YOU ARE THE ABSOLUTE SWEETEST <33333
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY TO YOU, BABY DOLL :D