“If you want some extra cash, my boss is looking for a new driver.”
Gangster AU stuff
I need to write a post about it but later shh
The nordics, for Anon! I’m sorry it took me so long, but I hope you like it!!!
Herregud. they look amazing!
- Wunderbar nordics
- Norwegian saying ‘Herregud’.
Norway: he stays still almost the whole night, but if the other moves too much, he won’t hesitate to push them off of the bed. Tends to steal pillows
Iceland: he’s the happy burrito, he rolls into one position and like his brother won’t move too much. Tends to steal the blankets and murmurs during sleep
Sweden: He fidgets until he finds a comfortable position, won’t move too much. But tends to roll and be clingy when sleep, all his brothers are good hugging pillows
Finland: He happily will take all available space. Light sleeper and tends to wake up several times.
Denmark: The hyper sleeper, tends to roll and move a lot to finally end up falling off of bed
this is amazing! I love the headcanon and I can’t stop staring at the accompanying pictures!
“HI Nor he said he wanted to come to your place! Where I will put him?”
“To the trash bin, thanks.”
i can’t breathe help
The 24. June is the summer solstice, longest day of the year ! In the northern parts of Scandinavia, the “midnight sun” doesn’t set at all, a true symbol of rebirth and life after the long days of winter!
Celebrated long before the Christian times, this is still one of the biggest events in Scandinavia, where summer is so short, so why not join the Nordic countries for such an important day? (be warned, long article ahead!)
Prepare for Midsummer with Sweden
- declare that you’re on summer holidays fom now on, prepare your and your children’s luggages and leave the city the day before, to gather with your whole family in the countryside
- build a maypole that everyone will decorate entirely with flowers and herbs, some of it put together as wreaths, then raise the maypole
- to please your two ex-wives (and Dan, but do NOT admit this), build bonfires next to lakes or shores
- keep two young birch trees to give to Fin, who still likes to place some on either side of the front door to welcome visitors
Try not to dress properly with Iceland
- explain to Norge that you’re not that into Midsummer and so don’t want to wear traditionnal folk costumes, and no, you don’t want to be cute !
- prevent Sve from putting crowns of wild springs and wildflowers on your head
Join festivities with Finland
- go watch the bonfires from the shore or from boats on Midsummer’s Eve, feed them small wood and listen to accordions and guitars till the end of the night
- attend a music festival or organize ring-dances during the whole day… and don’t forget the swedish Små grodorna (“The Little Frogs”) dance! Peter love it !
- help Norway arrange a mock-marriages, between adults or children, to symbolize the blossoming of new life!
- after dinner, join an outdoor dance floor with an orchestra beside lakes… or go to the sauna (and have a post sauna beer!!). If you’re
drunkbrave enough, try swimming accross the lake!
Kiss the Danish Cook
- begin with pickled herring, boiled new potatoes with fresh dill, soured cream and raw red onion
- serving grilled dishes, eg. spare rib or salmon, is a must !
- for dessert, pick the first strawberries of summer, and serve with cream.
- don’t forget cold beer and schnapps, preferably spiced… free drinkingsongs for each refill! (…who knew Sweden would join the singing so eagerly with his snapsvisor?) If the children are still up, though, stick with the Midsummer hymn, midsommervise. Just in case.
- Finland has a tendency to get drunk on Midsummer night AND go swimming, though, so be careful or you may end up with a rather gloomy Swede.
Taste Norwegian Magic
- Midsummer magic is famous since the pagan days : bonfires ensure fertile soil and protect from evil spirits. During ancient times, it was the perfect night to hold small rituals, gather special herbs and ingredients or visit healing water wells.
- Midsummer still holds a powerfull magic, especially to see the future ; if you can fin seven different sorts of flowers that night, put them under your pillow to see your future husband in your dreams. Finland also suggest less sophisticated ways, his maiden having to stand naked at midnight over a lake or roll naked in fields, their husband supposed to appear then.
- Midsummer’s magic is very strong for love, fertility and marriage ; this night, many relationships are put to the test, all the more if alcohol has flown. Finland and Sweden love holding weddings during Midsummer, some lucky couples able to marry in country churches with a flower-bedecked, arched entrance and beautiful hymns. Sweden gets especially passionnate during this night, like his people (in the ancient times, this used to lead to a peak of childbirths in March).
- Fin, always the little optimistic, still looks for the mythical “fern in bloom”, supposed to blossom on Midsummer Eve and to offer magic powers and fortune to anyone who picked the flower.
- Midsummer originates from an ancient pagan fertility festival but in many countries it was adapted into St John’s Day after christianisation, while retaining many pagan customs. Midsummer was thus renamed Sankt Hans aften in Denmark, Sankthansaften or Jonsokin Norway and Juhannus in Finland ; only in Sweden, who loves Midsummer the most, has it kept its original name, Midsommar.
- Denmark and Norway still celebrate Midsummer on 23./24. June, while Finland and Sweden decided, during the XXth century, to celebrate it on a Friday evening and a Saturday, between June 20 and June 26.
- Midsummerday is also the Day of the Finnish Flag, so Finland will insist on flowing his flag all day long!