(Hornblower) raised the bucket to his lips, leaning back to balance the weight; and he drank and drank, water slopping in quantities over his chest as he drank…
The very sight of him was enough to make Bush, who had already had one drink from the well, feel consumed with thirst all over again."
‘Lieutenant Hornblower’ (via my-hearts-require-tea)
This is the line I always use when I am trying to convince friends to read this book because of how badly Bush wants Hornblower’s dick.
That moment screams of spouse to me. It’s exactly like a couple out somewhere together where one partner starts the same old argument (about the war probably) and the other partner goes “Darling, please. We talked about this, remember?” And then there’s this silent conversation going on like: “Remember how you promised me you wouldn’t do this tonight?” “But I hate that guy so much!” “I know, dear, but don’t you love me more?” “Well… all right. For you, I will try to behave.” </headcanon >
It totally, totally is that kind of moment.
In August, John Laurens was killed in South Carolina….Washington was not surprised when he heard how Laurens died. He was sorry to hear about his former aide-de-camp’s death, but he commented that Laurens’s failing had always been that he was too rash and reckless.
Alexander [Hamilton] was inconsolable. He and John had shared the same ideas and ideals for America. Moreover, Alexander was able to show John every side of himself, to tell him all his thoughts and feelings, as he was not able to do with anyone else. As much as Alexander loved Eliza, she didn’t quite take the close space that John Laurens had."
Alexander Hamilton: the Outsider written by Jean Fritz
what are you talking about
there are no tears streaming down my face
I am going to go and find a hole to cry in now
MOST HOMOEROTIC EPISODES OF STAR TREK
► DS9 2.22 • The Wire
“I forgive you. For whatever it is you did.”
My favorite episode of anything ever.
The cork-into-the-bottle scene gets me every. Single. Time. :D
Knowing how much Hornblower values that sword and the honor and duty it represents…excuse me I have to go daa’awww again.
A ship is launched.
(In all seriousness, though, I love this scene just as much because it’s not intended to be slashy/sexual as such. It’s all friendship and devotion and feelings).
I agree that it’s really moving on the level that they’re two people who are not overtly affectionate, and that it took THAT to push them to show it…
…and then there’s the “as though it were a woman’s” line, and it’s just so HARD for me to keep it straight. <_<;
oh my god how does your face work Saint-Just?
let’s talk about the way antoine is looking at maxime.
let’s just talk about it.
Let’s just talk about it and never stop okay
As soon as I saw the picture, I knew the implication.
- Life, April 23 1945
I like that in this scene Quark actually *apologizes* for interrupting their lunch. It’s so sweet.
because Quark ships it
I’ve always been particularly interested that Quark primarily bothers *Bashir* and apologizes to *Garak*. (Of course, a pissed off Garak is worse than a pissed off Bashir, but I also take it to mean that Quark thinks they’re a couple. Not sure why.)
I think Quark is at least aware that Garak fancies Julian, as he can probably read Cardassians quite well by now after having been around them for so long. I wouldn’t be at all surprised though if he thought they were actually an item already and were just trying to keep it under the radar. That’s why I love the common fanon idea of Quark holding a betting pool on when they’ll get together and/or go public. XD
Quark knows when it means when a Cardassian takes a man out to lunch in order to argue with him for a matter of years. He also knows a lucrative betting opportunity when he sees one.