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When will the universe give me a Eddard/Catelyn fic, modern AU or not, largely inspired by the lyrics and the wistful vibe of Zayn Malik’s Drunk? It's so perfeeect for their canon backstory. There's even mentions of ice and summer, and red eyes and late nights, and forgetting.

That song is not even the most superior of the album, but it's perfect when you feel like dipping into a huge cup and you hug the teabag like the sleepy Thumbelina you are and you feel the nice steeping of wistfulness and a tinge of hopefulness and you feel like it'd be really nice to have someone's arm around your shoulders right now.

(I'd...probably write it. Sometime. Let me go plop my shameless multi-shipping face on a pillow now.)

Anyway, do give Drunk a listen! It's so gentle and so lovely.

And am not saying no if you run away with my prompt and write that fic into existence. Just please tag me so I can properly fawn over it and shower you with kudoses.

*Something wonky happened to the original post so I reposted it, but set to the original date and time of posting.
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 ...and utterly swamped with Easter hols homework. I gave myself Friday night until the whole of Sunday for some recovering time from the madness that was the last two weeks (see: stuffing myself with sushi as coping technique).

Today's GOALS:
1. Read the two assigned readings on local governance. Take notes for essay.
2. Draft and send letter for an interview.
3. Follow-up on another interview. 

I've been LISTENING to some amazing ladies for the past hour:
1. Dreamer - Charli XCX ft Starrah and Raye
2. Let It Rain - Jojo
3. Keep Running - Tei Shi

Aaand let me REC THIS MARVELLOUS FIC:
Queenmaker, Kingbreaker by SecondStarOnTheLeft. Visenya Targaryen, the first of her name, Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, and her Lady Hand, Princess Meria Nymeros Martell of Dorne, discuss the formation of their small council.

I LOVE IT SO MUCH. MERIA MARTELL. I AM SWOONING. ESPECIALLY THE LAST BIT. I swooned the entire time I was reading the Dorne chapter in The World of Ice and Fire, I'm THIS near to shipping myself with Meria. I'm a big fan of Dorne (and the North. Both "never truly conquered by dragons.") And also: a matriarchy under the Targaryen rule. Come give this fic some love.

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It's been a frantic term, ARGH. I am so behind on comments. 

After this week will be easter hols, so around then I'll be able to breathe a bit and properly catch up. 

Things of note yesterday:
1. I drank three little mugs of ice-cold chocolate coffee.
2. Ate this Korean food, bibimbap, for the first time. Quite a nice break from all the sushi-stuffing I've been on the past week as a coping mechanism.
3. Slept for 8 hours, amazing.

In the meantime, let me point you over to Tei Shi's debut album, Crawl Space. It is sublime, AND I AM IN LOVE. I've been getting my life to Keep Running for the past 24 hours.
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First week back was rather exhausting. Have to adjust sleeping patterns, amongst other things.

Last Friday I lugged home four books from the library. Three of them are about the politics and culture of Southeast Asia and the other one about baronial life in 13th century England.

Looking up the cards at the backs of the library books is some sort of amusement for me: the names, the dates - especially if the return dates are so far apart and the book is seldom borrowed in a decade.

In other news: am really looking forward to my darling Kehlani's new album due at the end of the week! There were two weeks in summer of 2015 where I just basked in her mixtape You Should Be Here. And then in December of same year I rolled around her Cloud 19 mixtape. There's just something so earthy and so relaxed about her music, and I love the frankness of her lyrics. It's like lounging somewhere tropical, beneath some palms and with a glass of coconut juice in hand, occasionally sitting up and nodding profusely at what she's saying. One poster over at Popjustice was right: Kehlani's like the TLC regrouped in one person.

For reference, she was featured on The Fader some time ago. It was one of my favourite issues.

Look at her darling face!



Of course, for whatever awards are worth nowadays, it doesn't hurt that her mixtape was also nominated for the Grammys.

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