e--r--u

japan-ism:

These lovable cat-themed sweets were made by Caroline, a Japanese housewife. She creates them annually on Cat’s Day — February 22. The cat-shaped sweets are nerikiri: a traditional Japanese sweet made by mixing sweet white bean paste and glutinous rice. Caroline tints and sculpts them into various shapes and styles; then puts them on pancakes and doughnuts as edible decorations. They’re just too cute to eat!

(via rocketnews24)

lifeofaninstigator

Let’s Play Chess

lifeofaninstigator:

(taken from ‘Thread Starters’ meme with valkyrielawliet

valkyrielawliet:

"I keep telling you, Ed. I’m related to a detective. The smartest man in the world. I will win 95% of the time." She smirked and watched him.

image

"Are you Sure You want to do this again?”

image

"Hell yeah!" Ed returned her smirk. "One of these days I’m bound to beat you. Getting better at it each time I play. Can’t really slack off now or else I’ll never get good enough."

Valkyrie shook her head. “If you insist.” Laying out the pieces, she awaited his first turn. “You will go first.” She sat, propping her head with her hand and assessing the different moves she could make, depending on his first move.

burnintothewick

Eye For An Eye

burnintothewick:

valkyrielawliet:

burnintothewick:

Valkyrie blushed darkly and swallowed hard, shivering a bit. “W-W-What does it do?” She asked curiously, unable to stop her word vomit.  She quickly shook her head. “I…Forget I asked that…” She murmured, rubbing the back of her head and laughing quietly.

Mello tilted his head and looked at her as though she came from another planet? “Are you serious? What does yours do?” He chuckled, nodding at the space between her legs. “Are you really that uninformed about anatomy? Or is this a trick to get into bed with me?” He arched an eyebrow and leaned against the wall, one hand on his hip. “I see how it is,” he smirked.

Her face went a darker red and she backed away, leaning against the door. “I….I honestly don’t know about i-it..!” She whimpered, closing her eyes. “I…..was never taught… I’ve never even k-kissed anyone… so…. n-not the second thing…” She spoke quietly and quickly, hiding her face. She was so incredibly embarrassed.

lifeofaninstigator

Locked Out

lifeofaninstigator:

(taken from ‡ ask meme with valkyrielawliet)

valkyrielawliet:

lifeofaninstigator:


"Mhm, sounds good to me." Ed snuggled in next to her and closed his eyes, "Thanks for helpin me and letting me crash here." Yawning, he rubbed his eyes once before falling back to sleep in the warmth of her wing.

"Of course." She murmured softly and kissed his head gently, her wing curling protectively around him. And after a while…. she too fell asleep.

When Ed woke up he thought it was still dark out at first before realizing the light had been muted by Val’s wing. Then he remembered he had snuck into her place because he had locked himself out of his own.

Ed tried to carefully unwrap himself without waking her only to feel her stir beside him. “Hey… are you awake? What time is it?”

She murmured when he awoke and moved her wing, slowly opening her eyes, only to reach to her nightstand and pull on her eyepatch. “Mhn….Yeah…. I’m awake.” She sighed her wings vanishing as she sat up. “You sleep well?” She asked, grabbing her phone and checking the time. “It’s 10:24AM.” Valkyrie stated and stood, walking over to her closet, still half asleep. 

The light peeked through the curtains, so in the dimly lit room, as she turned her back to Ed and took off her shirt, the many scars that lined her back and the tattoo of black wings could easily be seen.

lifeofaninstigator

Cold Weather

lifeofaninstigator:

valkyrielawliet:


Valkyrie nodded and smiled widely, her cheeks a dusted rose color. “I would love some marshmallows.” She hummed. sitting at the table in the kitchen. “So….Ed….  Where is your brother? You mention him… but I’ve never seen him…”

“Oh Al? He’s been in Xing for a long time. He comes and visits me occasionally, or I’ll visit him, but he pretty much lives there right now while he studies Alkahestry.”

Ed finished up the hot chocolate and grabbed two mugs from the cupboard. He sat down at the small table and scooted her mug closer to her. “One of these days when he comes around, I’ll introduce the two of you.”

"That’d be nice!" She smiled and took a sip of her hot chocolate, thinking for a moment. "Xing……I’m guessing that would be your equivalent of China." She murmured to herself and crossed her legs, reaching for her backpack. "I have an Idea. Do you have a map of your world? I would like to compare yours to Earth, my home planet." She spoke kindly, a new fire in her eyes. Learning was something she enjoyed doing. Especially if it were about other worlds.

lifeofaninstigator

What’s so wrong with milk?

lifeofaninstigator:

valkyrielawliet:

She nodded and pulled her knees to her chest, listening as he spoke. “The problem is…..I don’t have anyone like that…” She murmured quietly, her eyes watering. “They stopped talking to me the moment they found out I was a monster.” She wiped at her eyes, refusing to cry in front of anyone. “I apologize…. I’m not….normally this emotional.”


She quickly hid the pain and smiled at him… much like she had before…. and it was as though… she wasn’t sad at all. but now that’d he’d seen her like that…..it could easily be seen… that the smile was fake. A mask to hide the pain. “Listen….Ed…..I have no where to go…. and….you’re the first….who has not turned me away… please….may I stay here? I will find work…I will pay you…i’ll cook and clean….what ever it will take…”

“It’s… alright. Don’t worry about it. Seems like you had a rough week…” Her offer and question surprised Ed. He had never really considered getting a roommate before because he knew he wasn’t the easiest person to live with. But Ed also couldn’t see turning her back out into the streets. What if she ended up having this problem again? Who would she go to and would anyone else help her out?

Ed scrunched his nose up as he thought on it some more. “I do have an extra room. It’s small so that’s a problem you can take me bed and I can either sleep on the couch or put up a small cot in there.” Ed smiled in an attempt to reassure her. “I don’t work so we can take turns cooking. I don’t do gormet shit but it’s edible. And we can split up the chores… that’ll be nice cause cleaning sucks ass.”

"I…I’m fine with the small room!" She said suddenly and stood. "I don’t mind doing all of the cleaning and cooking! It’s the least I can do!" She continued, her face turning pink. "Thank you so much..!" She said, hugging him suddenly, though she quickly pulled away, blinking in surprise. "You….You’re really cold…." She murmured, placing her hand on his head. "Are you feeling alright?" She asked, head tilting slightly.