The Bell And Why It Goes Through Hell

It has a sleek shape and a beautiful color palette and to top it off it has a clock face on it! In my opinion, that makes this (The Bell) a really cool-looking claymore. But, the sad thing is that when many Genshin players think of The Bell, they immediately diss it. For this, I don’t understand why. So, even though many may disagree with this article today, I am going to offer up some of my own opinions as to why I think using The Bell can have its advantages. Especially if used properly. So let’s get started, shall we?

First off, let’s talk about that shield it gives us eh?

It triggers about every 45 seconds and acts as a great shield to block damage. Plus, every time this shield is activated, the character that has this claymore equipped gets an increase in damage. The amount increased varies on how many times you have ascended it. But, even at a Rank 2 ascension, it packs a decent punch at 15 percent. And the amount of damage it can take (the shield) is dependent on the max HP stat. This percentage increase with each ascension as well. So, therefore the Bell makes a pretty good claymore for support characters and healing ones.

Sayu, for example, I find utilizes The Bell quite well, to be honest. With her already good defense and healing stats (as long as you have a good artifact set), The Bell increases her capabilities and helpfulness so-to-speak for your team.

Now, I currently have Diluc using The Bell. It may not be the most efficient weapon for him at the moment, but I’ve used it since I first got it when I pulled Diluc at the same time. So for the longest time, it has served me well. Especially since–at least in my case, I can’t seem to get ahold of any claymores. It’s actually once in a blue moon occurrence, even with the Debate Club.

So all in all, I think people highly underestimate The Bell. Or at the very least, don’t know how to utilize it properly. Most probably think that since it’s a high-ranking weapon and a claymore, it is naturally supposed to be for tank characters or characters with a very high DPS. As I’ve explained, it’s not the case. It can be a wonderful weapon for healers and support characters. Even with Noelle, it works quite efficiently. So I highly suggest not overlooking this weapon and enhancing it at least a rank or two. It could come in handy if you pull a healer or support.

Well, that’s all this Fae has to say,

Rebel Fae out!

A Girl, Her PS4 Controller, And A Laptop

Genshin Impact. One of my favorite games to play at this moment. It really wouldn’t be a stretch to say I’m obsessed with it. Hey, it’s a destresser for me, what can I say? Anyhoot, It’s very handy with a mouse, I will admit this but, the second you try to use a mouse when you have the laptop that you play on–my current circumstance, it becomes…rather inconvenient. That’s why I chose to try to use my PS4 controller with it when I make my laptop mobile. Read try my friends. In the end, it worked, but what a ride this little bugger (the PS4 controller) put me through just to make it work with my laptop.

So, cut to me first finding out that I can connect my PS4 controller to my laptop via Bluetooth. That world perfectly the first time through.

The first time.

The second time when I wanted to boot up my PS4 controller with my laptop so I could use it for Genshin, it did not connect to my laptop as I hoped. Nope, suddenly I hear a beep and the familiar whirring noises of my PS4 in the other room telling me that my controller was still connected to my console–seeing that I reconnected it with the console the other day after its laptop use so I could play on the PS4. But, I thought it would just naturally reconnect to my laptop as soon as I enabled Bluetooth and followed the previous steps: Press the PS4 button and the options button at the same time, and have the laptop look for nearby Bluetooth devices. Yea, a lot of good that did me. 

So then, I research a way to hook it up by cable. Thought that was easy: just plug it in, and download software so the laptop can communicate with the controller, bada bing bada boom. Heh, if it only was that easy. 

I tried this and even found the software but, it needed another software with it to be compatible with my computer. So after a google search, ten minutes of me swearing at my controller and technology in general, I found the program and installed it. 

Finally, after waiting for it to download and sync up with the unzipped program contents of the software downloaded prior, huzzah I got it to work! Let me tell you, even though I learned a lot from this it was a trip and a half to go through all of those motions. I’m just glad it’s actually really worth all of the agony and swearing because it honestly makes gameplay a lot easier. Don’t get me wrong, I love using my mouse, but when you have been using a controller with other consoles for years and just barely decide to come into the PC gaming world, the controller just feels like second nature. 

Just take heed from my own mistakes, loves. Make sure you read very well what software needs to work with and all of the extra ways you can hook up your devices. Because if one or two ways fail, and trust me, they will, you’ll need to know other ways. On the plus side, I learned how to troubleshoot pretty well. 

Well, this ends my little rant and story. I hope all of you guys don’t have to face the same irritation I did if you find yourself ever needing to hook a controller up to your computer. If I can save one person with this rant, I have done my job. Also, if any of y’all have some funny or interesting tech problem stories, I’d love to hear them! We can facepalm together!

That’s all for now…

Rebel Fae Out!

Rebel Fae’s Cosplay Adventures: The Celty Cosplay ~ Phase One: The Helmet ~ Pt. 2

So. It’s completely built and ready to go, what could possibly be the next step? Simple! Prime, Paint, and Perfect! The last step is also known as…Detail the ever-loving crap out of it. This last part of the Celty helmet was the most time-consuming, but it’s one of my favorite steps on a project. Let’s see how this one went, shall we?

First up, we have the priming. Now, initially, I despise the priming step with every fiber of my being. Why you ask? Every time I’ve primed a prop or anything that’s made with EVA I’ve always missed a spot, done it too weak, or the spray can doesn’t even work. Safe to say, I haven’t had the best of luck using Plasti-Dip. But! Lo and behold this time it actually worked really well for me.

When I sprayed it upon my helmet, I somehow managed to spray the coat even enough that it didn’t create any bubbles and I didn’t miss a single spot. And to top off my surprisingly good luck, I only needed to put two coats on it. And that’s only because I wanted to make sure it looked absolutely perfect. I’m a certified perfectionist after all guys.

With that step out of the way, I no longer had to worry about having to paint coat upon coat of paint onto my helmet. Because unfortunately, if you don’t prime it first, the paint job looks really bad the more you use the prop or costume piece, and the foam sops up any paint you try to put on it making the painting process go forever.

But, as I said I primed it, thankfully. So It only took at least two coats of yellow paint and then sectioning out the parts for the blue paint to go on and just one coat of that seeing that I first painted the entire helmet yellow, so it had a base coat to work off of. And it turns out yellow isn’t that hard to paint over. Go figure.

Then finally…the detailing! I only had to do a little bit of this for the helmet. Just draw in the lines on the sides, the little detail on the chin, and of course, the symbol on the top left of the helmet. That one was probably my favorite thing to put on since I free-handed the whole thing. Usually, my drawing isn’t the best, but it looks really good now that I see it on the helmet.

So now that it’s primed, painted, and perfected it’s gotta be done, right? Nope! We have one last little thing my friends…the visor! Now that was an interesting endeavor. I’ve never dealt with this kind of material before–seeing that it’s the type of material you would see in a welding helmet visor, and I’ve never inserted a visor in anything. But as I warmed it up to shape it, (wear gloves, by the way, you guys when doing this else wise your hands will hurt.) Then measured it out to the correct dimensions. And finally, put it in with some contact cement. It looked good. And even though it made the helmet shape slightly off, it still looks good in my opinion!

Well, that’s that my friends! End of phase one, the helmet is done! Now on to phase two eh?

See y’all in Phase two…

Rebel Fae out!

Powerful Women in Anime: Yona of the Dawn

*Warning: Slight spoilers for Yona of the Dawn ahead

Strength derived from strife. Power derived from loss. Love derived from betrayal. Friendship derived from exile. Yona had to deal with all of this and lost so much but gained that much more in return. Forced to grow up from just a carefree sixteen-year-old girl without a care in the world and only worried about how unruly her beautiful red hair was, to a fierce warrior with a group of powerful friends who will follow her to the ends of the earth and help her obtain her one goal: take back her beloved country from the man who murdered her father, the king. And was once the one she called the love of her life. 

Yona in Yona of the Dawn is such an underrated character in an underrated anime. She’s powerful because of all of the things she had to face and go through. At the age of only sixteen, she had to witness her childhood crush and cousin kill her father and then flee from the only place she knew, the only place she had ever called home just so she could stay alive. Sure she had Hak with her, but even though she had him by her side and then one by one, the dragon warriors to help her on her quest of taking back her kingdom, the emotional healing, and growth that she had to go through was purely on her own. No one could help her with that. 

I chose to write about Yona because seeing that it’s International Women’s Month, I thought what better way to celebrate it than showing off one of the many strong ladies in anime. Yea, I could have chosen to write about Erza Scarlet, Ochaco Uraraka and the other ladies of MHA, Celty Sturluson, or even Nobara Kugisaki, and maybe I will in the coming days–International Women’s Month does go on for a month after all and even then why can’t we celebrate them all the time? But I digress. The fact is, I could have chosen to write about any one of those amazing women in anime first, but I chose to write about Yona because of all of the things she had to go through in such a short time, her personality, and the fact that this amazing girl doesn’t get enough credit in general. She and her anime are highly underrated. I can even bet good money on the fact that some of you who are reading this, probably didn’t know of Yona of the Dawn or at the very least never seen it. That’s why the spotlight is on her today.

What could I possibly say from what I have already said? I don’t want to give away the whole anime, but I do want to point out some of the trials that she has faced that make her the strong young woman that I am proud to write about; probably the biggest thing is that she kept going. No matter what she was feeling, how hard the task was to find the Dragon Warriors that she was prophesied to be with. Or how long her journey was. Or even the fact that she felt inadequate, so she would train long into the night, firing arrow after arrow so she could protect the ones she loved. Not a single care for herself, but for her friends, the ones she came to know as her family. She. Kept. Going. Yes, she had Hak by her and one by one each member of her little ragtag crew, but the thing is, even though each one gave her strength in their own unique ways, it was purely up to her to accept it and run with it so-to-speak. Yona could have just run back to the castle and accepted her fate or even just given up and refused to take another step. But she didn’t. 

That’s why I admire Yona and the anime itself. She and the storyline are incredibly powerful. Showing that no matter what happens in life, if you keep going no matter how painful life’s circumstances may be, you will come out on the other side stronger. I highly recommend this anime. Plus the chemistry that is between the whole group–Hak and Yona especially, is just too damn cute. 

Well, that’s all this Fae has to say. Be sure to be on the lookout for more powerful women in anime articles…

Rebel Fae out!

Mama, I’m In Love With A Fictional Character ~ Bring It On! Pt. 2 ~ Childe x Fem! Reader

You light your daggers up with Electro energy and you give them an experimental flip in your hands. The boy in front of you was your soulmate and a Fatui no less. Boy did the universe know how to pick ‘em.

Childe saw you lighting your daggers and in turn, he pulled his sword out. How many weapons does this guy have? You chuckle to yourself. That’s a stupid question. He’s Childe the eleventh harbinger. He’s known to be one of the most bloodthirsty of them all. And that’s saying something seeing that you’ve had your fair share of run-ins with both Signora and Scaramouche.

“So how do you wanna play this Childe–”


You tilt your head in momentary confusion. “Huh?” is all you can manage.

He gives a chuckle. “My name is Ajax, darling. My real name that is.”

“Shouldn’t that be something that is disclosed in secret and not in the open since your in, gee I dunno, the Fatui?”

He just smirks. “If anyone here tried to use it against me, they wouldn’t live to see another day. But I want you, my soulmate, to know my actual name.

You let out a snort. “You’ve got a point, but it’s still pretty stupid on your part. You could get hurt by someone knowing.” Wait. why do you care? Tch. Who are you kidding, of course, you care he’s your soulmate. Those feelings will naturally cement.

Ajax smiles. For the love of the Archons please don’t tell me he can hear my thoughts. Last time you checked that’s not part of the bond.

“It’s written all over your face Girlie. I don’t need to read thoughts. You’re practically an open book. You might want to fix that if you want to be a decent fighter.”

Oh, he did not just say that. The Electro energy on your daggers flare with the spike in your emotions. Particularly your irritation. He’s underestimating me that little twerp. You thought.

“Excuse you, but I’m a Captain in the Knights of Favonious thank you very much. Which actually is why I’m here. Soulmate or not Ajax, either step away from that vendor and leave him be, or I will take you down.”

The way his cerulean eyes flash with excitement and lust and how his grin takes on a predatory look, sends shivers down your spine. You just can’t pinpoint whether it’s good shivers or bad shivers.

“I think we both know what choice I’m going to make girlie,” Ajax says as he takes up a fighting stance.

You crack your neck and let out a sigh. I’ll give him this, he’s definitely a match for my stubbornness. Kaeya and Ningguang would get a kick out of this. Well, it’ll be a good story to tell at the restaurant and when you get back to headquarters.

Well, without further ado then.

You charge forward with your daggers, one raised by your chin and the other resting by your waist. Both pulsate with Electro energy. Swinging both daggers forward you half expect to slice through the air and see him dodge expertly out of the way, but instead, you’re met with the clang of the metal of his sword.

“You didn’t think I’d dodge did you girlie?” Ajax says as he maneuvers his sword out from under your daggers and swings at you to which you dodge expertly and slip behind him.

“Maybe a little, but I highly doubt you were expecting this!” You then use your momentum from the dodge to push him face down on the ground but said momentum took you with him. You let out a grunt as your face met solid muscle. Then the next thing you knew you were the one who was on the ground with Ajax caging you in.

“Looks like your falling for me already.”

You let out a snort. “That line is so old. But you wouldn’t be my soulmate if you weren’t corny as hell,”

“I prefer charming.” Ajax interrupted. He then rolled off of you and pulled you up with him causing you to fall back into him. So close that if you moved just ever so slightly you’d end up kissing. This thought made you burn bright red and you made an attempt to pull away, but Ajax just held you tighter.

“So girlie, I’ve told you my name and we got a nice little look at each other fighting prowess, I think I should know the name of my one and only love who I’d give my life for in an instant.”

“Well, aren’t you romantic?” You say with a chuckle.

He just shrugs. “In my line of work darling, people close to you are far and few in between. Especially soulmates.”

Your lips pull up into a small smile. “You’re not wrong on that one. It’s (Y/n). My name that is.”

“(Y/n). I like it. So, I guess seeing that that fight was a draw, but I ended up winning something a lot better, I’ll let the vendors here be.”

“Oh, how gracious of you–”

He cuts you off. “In return for a date and a kiss.”

You grin. “Oh, is that all?”


Without saying another word you lean forward and your lips meet his. You half expect them to be chapped, but they were soft as they moved in tandem with your own. But it was over before it began when he stepped back. No doubt enjoying the flushed look on your face.

“Now about that date?”

You let out a bashful chuckle. “Follow me. I know a place.” You then turn and before you take a single step you find your hand linked with Ajax’s. “Nice to finally meet you Ajax.”

Ajax pulls you into a side hug and squeezes like he fears he’ll lose you if he lets go. “Nice to finally meet you too (Y/n).” 

The Genshin Files: How to Fight the Electro Hypostasis

Hey everyone! Rebel Fae here. I’d like to introduce a new article series that I’m going to be doing every now and then. *Drum roll please* Rebel Fae’s Guide to Genshin! Yep, you heard right, I’m going to start giving articles on advice for the ever-popular game Genshin Impact.

Now you must be asking: Fae, why Genshin? You don’t write too many video game articles so why this? That’s a great question! It’s simply because I’ve been rather addicted to the game. It’s just so stunning and fun. But every time I hit a snag with a character or enemy and I go look for help, I don’t get the best advice. It’s always centered around having certain items and/or characters. The thing is, some of us don’t exactly have the best luck when it comes to the love of the Gatcha gods. So that’s where I come in! I’ll be giving tips on how to do things with a good workaround. Heck, there will probably be an article or two with tips for just making awesome builds for characters and using them to their best potential. But either way, I can’t wait to kick this off with y’all so let’s get started on the first topic!

Boss Fight: The Electro HypoStasis:

This was a fight that took so much patience and had me literally changing my fighting style. See, I usually have the kind of fighting style that I like to call: Attack until dead. This…usually kills me several times first before I win, but it’s generally worked for me…Until the fight with the Electro HypoStasis.

Usually, you wouldn’t have to fight this intimidating Electric block, but unfortunately, if you want to ascend Lisa and complete the first Adventure Rank ascension, you’re going to need to defeat it and also collect what that thing drops. So off I went. Now the reason as to why I had to change my fighting style and have a lot of patience is because, when you fight the Electro HypoStasis, for the most part, it protects itself with the blocks that you see around it when you first come across it. This makes it damn difficult to land a single hit unless you are incredibly…you guessed it. Patient. So until you are able to find the time where the blocks disappear and you can rush in with a flurry of attacks there are a couple of things you have to be wary of to be able to get this opening.

I wasn’t able to pin down which character position incongruent with the boss’s position triggers which attack, but I can tell you how to deal with each of these attacks. Beforehand though, if you choose not to have a healer in your party like me, make a lot of healing food items prior. Also, get the fighting and defense dishes too. Those will help a lot. 

Anyhoot! Back to these pesky attacks eh?

So first off, we have the attack where it turns itself into a drill and heads straight for you. This is pretty easy to dodge, just make sure you are a decent ways away from it. Just dash to one side. Thankfully it doesn’t track you so this is pretty easy to dodge.

Then we have the attack where it heads to the center of the stage–so to speak. And it starts to rotate and shoot lasers. This attack can cause a lot of damage if you’re not careful. So a good way to keep the damage to a minimum is to keep as close to the laser in front of you and make sure to not get hit by the one behind you else wise it’s not the easiest to recover from. Ie. Getting hit again and again without being given a single chance to even stand up straight. It’s not that fun, trust me. I swore so many times during that attack. It could honestly be turned into a gif when you’re hit with that. Up and down until…oops. You’re dead. 

Anyhoot! This next possible attack thankfully doesn’t do too much damage but you might want to make sure you are damn good at maneuvering your character because it feels like you’re playing freaking hopscotch. The Electro Hypostasis once again goes to the center of the stage but this time it takes all of its blocks and sends every last one in all directions on the floor. My advice is to simply maneuver as your life depends on it. Because it does. I tried jumping over them, but that only works so many times. The upside of this attack though is after it’s done, its core is wide open to hit since it takes a bit to start up again after that attack. So that’s a prime opportunity to completely wail on it. 

Lastly, we have probably one of the most deadly attacks that it does. Thankfully it doesn’t do this often what happens is, the Hypostasis disappears for a split second and then the area you’re standing in is suddenly a field of electro energy. Every few seconds it will send down bolts of said electro energy and getting hit by this attack is a very fast way to die. A way you can sort of dodge it–and I do mean sort of because the space you’ll be in is very small, but you can by watching when the circles get bigger on the floor. That’ll let you know where and when it will hit. With that in mind, you just have to wait it out. You could try and destroy the electro spires that keep you in, but the number of hits it takes compared to how much damage you’ll take is not worth it. Just try to survive and wait it out. This is where the healing items come in by the way.

The final thing to take account of is a. The final blow to the Electro Hypostasis and b. The kind of elemental power you’ll want to have with you. 

First. The final blow. I’m talking about this because it really threw me when I first fought this thing and it ended up killing me on my first try. So because I don’t want that to happen to y’all, here is what happens at the end. The Hypostasis closes upon itself right before those last final hits kill it. Then it releases four electro spires. You need to destroy these spires before the Hypostasis comes out of hiding else wise it’ll recover a quarter of its health. It took me two tries of getting it to this spot to destroy all four. Luckily, once you destroy one spire, it stays destroyed so it’s not impossible to kill. You just have to be fast about it so you don’t have to crack it down to low health levels again to trigger this mode. 

And once you destroy the spires, voila! The Electro Hypostasis is dead.

Now! for the final helpful little know-how: What types would be best to bring into the fight? Note: I’m only gonna talk about element types and not the characters seeing that not everyone gets the same characters and also has the same opinion on which is best for that matter. 

So, at the bare bones of it, I’d mainly bring in Pyro and Cryo. Pyro will give it the Overloaded effect causing a wicked amount of damage and Cryo will do pretty much the same. And if you are fighting the Hypostasis in the place by the Temple of time, it tends to rain so it’ll be easy to cause the freeze effect and really be able to wail on the boss then. I would add an Aero in there just for the Swirl effect.

Well, that’s that. That’s all I know about the boss fight, I hope some of my insight will be able to help all of you. If you guys have any questions feel free to ask! I’d be more than happy to help!

That’s all for now…

Rebel Fae out!

The Collison of Costume and Fashion ~ Male! Cruella De Vil x Fem! Reader

You gaze out of the window of the stretch limo as the scenery of the suburbs continues to pass you by signally the ever-nearing closeness of the city. You shake your head in disbelief. Who knew I’d be in this situation just because I refused to give up my perfectly comfy spot at a table in a park no less. You think. And this event only happened just a single day ago.

“This is a perfect design to go with the cosplay I want to do for the upcoming cosplay contest.” You mutter to yourself as you lean back in your chair, taking in the crisp air of your favorite park in your hometown. It has always been a great place for inspiration for you ever since you were little. Plus, it helps that you only lived a few blocks down from it.

With all of the surrounding trees bunched up like the area was encased like a forest, and the light and senseless jabber of the little kids nearby playing pretend on the Jungle gym seeing who “King of the mountain” could be or who was the bravest to do the fanciest tricks. Ah to be young again. But then again, you wouldn’t trade your experiences for the world. Without them, you wouldn’t be the aspiring costume designer you were today.

You went to look back down at your sketchbook and were about to continue on with your design, when your thought process was interrupted by the silkiest, deepest, and dare you say it, the sexiest voice you’ve ever heard in your entire life.

“You there, girl. You’re in my seat. Off you go.” The sexy voice demanded.

Ah hell no.

No one tells you what to do. Especially not in the middle of a very productive inspiration session. You placed your drawing pad down beside you for a brief moment and you found yourself staring all the way up to meet the stranger’s face dead on. You could easily tell this guy was some kind of prima donna. Black Armani shoes, tailored slacks, a white button-up with a blood-red vest, and a, what you hoped to God was a faux fur mink coat draped around him. His fashion sense though wasn’t exactly what drew you in though. NO, it was that perfect alabaster skin, the wry smirk on his face those piercing blue eyes that seemed like they were devouring you with each passing second. And last but most certainly not least, his monochromatic hair. One part was perfectly styled and coifed being white in color. While the other side was much like the other side except it was jet black.

You find yourself taking a deep breath just to steady your hummingbird-like heart. Then you try to pair his smirk with one of your own. “I don’t see your name on it, mister. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some drawing that needs to be finished.”

“Snarky little thing aren’t you?” He remarks with an eyebrow raised.

You just click your teeth in response. “I’ll take that as a compliment.”

Before you were able to get back to your own work though, your cellphone rang. Pulling it out to check you mutter a few curses under your breath. It was work. Apparently, there were a few more call-outs than usual at the boutique and they needed you asap. You start stuffing all of your things into your purse hurriedly trying to get to the boutique in time. If you were late, you’d never hear the end of it.

“Well, it looks like you get your wish after all. Work calls.” You mutter as you dash off of the bench completely forgetting the fact that in your rush you forgot to put your sketchpad in your bag as well.

The man picks up the book and flips through it for a minute, a curious smirk gracing his features as he does. “Well, it would seem, Ma Cherie, you have more to you than just a little snark.”

“So you see Miss (Y/n) …Miss (Y/n)?”

The voice of the assistant of the pompous but unfortunately very handsome fashion designer—who you just barely learned was named Cruello De Vil brings you out of your reverie.

You turn your head to face the wiry brunette. She had light green eyes with a soft face. She looked like a very kind-hearted person but considering who she worked for there was definitely more to meet the eye.

“Hm? Oh, sorry. My mind was just wandering back to what started all of this. Me basically telling your boss to go to hell, forgetting my sketchbook, him finding it, and now me being captured from my work the very next day to become some sort of personal designer/muse or whatever he wanted of me.”

The woman gave a soft chuckle. “He wants you to be his new Chief Costume designer. It’s a new position Mr. De Vil decided to give his fashion line just recently. And we gave you back your notepad once we brought you in here.”

You let out a snort. “More like dumped it into my lap.” You look down onto your lap and brush a thumb over the cover. This thing contained your dreams, the very thing you wanted to do all of your life. Any time you lacked inspiration for any of your other tasks you would draw and create new costumes. Maybe they never got created, but just knowing you had the plans were enough.

“So, you were saying…”

“Oh, that’s right I never told you my name. It’s Katerina. And what I was trying to tell you Miss (Y/n),”

You interrupted her. “Just (Y/n) is fine.”

She nods and smiles. “Alright. I was trying to tell you that when we get to the building that Mr. De Vil is currently occupying, I want to give you a heads up that with his designers he can be quite the finicky man,”

“You don’t say.”

Katerina chuckles. “Though, I highly doubt you will have much of a problem judging by how he practically bit anyone’s head off anyone who dared come near that sketchbook of yours yesterday.”

That threw you. Why would someone so obviously pompous and full of himself be so protective of your sketchbook? You didn’t know much about this man—hardly anything for that matter, you were always one for being more into cosplayers and Broadway names than fashion designers. That was your mom’s bread and butter so to speak. But from the info you found out from her after you got her to calm down and stop asking if you were ok and then what he was wearing, he was even more pompous and self-serving than what your first impression was, to begin with.

“Well, that should be an interesting experience then.” You mutter.

The next thing you know, you’re slowing down to a crawl and stopping in front of a very ritzy building. The door of the limo swings open and the driver holds the door for both you and Katerina. “After you mademoiselle.” The chauffeur says.

You take a deep breath and step out of the limo and stare up at the towering building. It was at least Thirteen stories high. “Well, here goes nothing I suppose.”

Mama, I’m in Love With a Fictional Character ~ Bring It On! Childe x Fem! Reader Pt. 1

“Ugh, you’ve got to be kidding me.” You groan as you stare down at your newest assignment: Head to Liyue and tell the Harbinger that already cause a god-sized amount of trouble, to lay off of one of the vendors that just came in from Mondstadt.  It was a lot more linguistically complicated than that, but in layman’s terms, it was going to be a long week.

Letting out a short puff of air through your nose, you stare down at the papers again and let out a small chuckle. “Well, at least I get to visit Ningguang.” You mutter.

“Got a new assignment eh?”

You turn from your desk and look up at the newcomer in the doorway. “Kaeya, hey. Yea, Jean is sending me out to take care of everyone’s favorite little Harbinger. “Tartaglia”, or Childe I believe Aether said his name was. Ningguang wants me specifically to look into it so I can’t turn it down.”

Kaeya gives a knowing smile. “You think this time you may find your soulmate?”

You snort and look down at your wrist where the quick and messy scrawl you’ve gotten used to seeing all of your life was located. Glady, just prepare yourself Girlie.

“Honestly? I doubt it. Because what could possibly put me in a situation to ever hear those words in the first place?”

“Now, now. You never know. Who knows, it may even be that Harbinger.”

The corner of your mouth curls up into a smirk. And you whack him on the arm with the report as you walk past, your black leather boots clunking against the floorboards with each step. “Yea like that’s going to happen. Well, see you in about a week.”

Kaeya puts a comforting hand on your shoulder. “Be safe (Y/n).”

“Always am.”


You breathe in the fresh ocean air as you look over the docks of Liyue Harbor. It’s been quite some time since I’ve been back here. You think. Even though it’s practically Teyvat’s biggest place for business and trade it hasn’t changed too much since I’ve been here last.

“Still like you remember, sister?”

You smile as you hear the smooth voice come up behind you. “Hey sis. Long time no see. Yea, it hasn’t changed too much, still looks like the Liyue I remember. How’ve you been? And I’m surprised you choose to meet me out by the docks instead of the Jade Palace.”

Ningguang just gives a small smile and pulls you into a hug. “What, I can’t meet my own flesh and blood in the middle of the same city we both ran circles around when we were children?”

You chuckle and shake your head. “You know what I mean,” then with a sigh, you look back over to the boats and the various vendor stalls that littered the docks. “So, where is that fiery redhead I’ve been hearing so much about?”

“You’re sweet to worry, but I’ll be fine. We both know I can hold my own. As for the Harbinger, he should be around right about—”


“Huh, now.”

You jump slightly at the loud explosion and then direct your gaze in the direction of the blast. It came from just barely underneath where you and Ningguang stood. You could hear some shouts and you saw blasts of a Hydro vision going off.

“Well, that’s my cue. Consider this pain in the ass dealt with Sis. Meet for tea at Xiangling’s family restaurant after?” You say as you start moving towards the blast, your Electro vision glowing with anticipation.

Ningguang chuckles. “I almost feel bad for the poor fool. Of course, and you’ll definitely have to tell me how this fight turns out.”

You smirk. “Will do.”

Another blast rings out, this time followed by a cocky chuckle. “You know, if you would just pay us on time I wouldn’t have to come here all the time. Then again, I do appreciate a way to pass the time. Although, you could at least try to fight back instead of cowering.”

Tch. He really is the arse that everyone makes him out to be. Does he have no shame? The Fatui are known for sporadically increasing their prices or deciding the payback date is sooner than promised. Diluc’s anger is definitely not misplaced that’s for sure.

Your twin daggers appear in your hands as you take a running head start and jump down towards the vendor and face the harbinger. You click your teeth as you take in the sight before you. The harbinger was standing over the vendor with a bow draw and it pulsed with the energy from his Hydro vision.

He would actually be quite handsome if he wasn’t Fatui. His wild reddish-brown hair, blue eyes that even from where you stood were bright with excitement, yet held a certain emptiness to them. Not to mention the outfit he was wearing. A little odd in appearance but it did make him look good.

You shook your head slightly. No, bad (Y/n). No simping over a Fatui. Even if there was something that drew you to him. Some kind of energy around him told of something much more than the battle-thirsty boy mere feet away.

“Oi! You cocky little twerp! Pick on someone your own size for once!”

The harbinger stiffened for a moment and then you saw his face circle through various emotions even if you could only partially see his face since he was still turned away from you.

Shock. Disbelief. Hope. Happiness.

But as he turned to you he still wore the cockiest smirk you have ever seen on a man. Although instead of hollow pools of blue that only saw battle, you saw a different emotion in them. Endearment.

What kind of game is he playing? You thought. Last time I checked Fatui don’t have a caring bone in their body.

The harbinger let out a melodic chuckle. “Glady, just prepare yourself Girlie.”

You nearly dropped your daggers. You’ve got to be kidding.

“Damn you Kaeya.” You mutter under your breath.

Rebel Fae’s Cosplay Adventures: The Celty Cosplay ~ Phase 2: Celty’s Helmet – Pt. 1: The Build

Alright guys, if I ever in the future or the not-so-distant future say that a project I’m working on is harder than anything I’ve done…remind me of this helmet. Cause holy cannoli, when I first printed out the pattern and cut out the different pieces so I could trace it on the EVA foam, I did not see how difficult this build was actually going to be. Sure, I had my worries, what if I didn’t measure the pieces right so then it won’t fit my head, or what if I can’t do this project in general but that didn’t stop me.

Now, I say it was difficult because of all the odd things I had to do to make the pieces fit so it would look like Celty’s helmet. Because you see, the initial helmet plans are for someone who wants to build Nova’s helmet—she’s from StarCraft for those who don’t know the character, so since the design is for her helmet you can see how the shape is, well, not the correct shape for Celty.

So, adjustments most definitely had to be made. When I cut out all of the pieces and started putting them together, I had to leave out a few of the back-end pieces and bend the two major parts in the back closer together so instead of creating a shape that looks very much like Zenyatta’s head—Overwatch my friends, I created a shape that actually looked like a motorcycle helmet. When it was all said and done it looked like it was an easy job, but hah looks are deceiving guys.

Yours truly had to go through a crap ton of contact cement—which by the way I actually learned that you could apply contact cement pretty well with just a q-tip if you’re using the jars of contact cement. I learned this after my fingers were effectively glued together from holding the first half of the pieces of the helmet together. My life was made a lot easier for the second half eheh. Not only was that a little fun venture but I had to make sure that the two long pieces on the bottom were longer than required so it would give that motorcycle helmet look. After gluing all of that together and pressing the pieces together for an ungodly amount of time and scrubbing my hands so thoroughly that they couldn’t stick to silly putty I had my helmet. And I’m pleased to say, it does indeed fit.

Now for the fun part.

The operative word is fun folks.

Because it initially was Nova’s helmet it didn’t have a face shield hole as motorcycle helmets do. So, I got to carve one out! In hindsight, this would have been easier if I just built the pieces in a way that there would be a hole but…yea I didn’t think that far. It was my first helmet build after all heh. So, the carving! I’m so glad I got a box cutter out of pure impulse one day because my Exacto knife would not pierce those seams at all. Not even if it was attached to a thirty-nine-and-a-half-foot poll—points to whoever gets that head nod quote.

But thankfully because I had my box cutter I was able to cut all around the area I drew out for the face shield with relative ease. Sort of. When it got to some of the rather stubborn contact cement globs I thought my box cutter was going to get stuck but after a few yanks, it cut through!

Then to make it nicer in the long hall I just took my sanding block and 150 grit sandpaper and made that once jagged empty cavern look pretty dang good.

Now we have the last part of building the helmet, the ears! And I must say this was actually probably the easiest part in making this helmet. It was just a simple thing of measuring out two triangles of cardboard and putting them together on the top of the helmet approximately where Celty has her ears on her helmet. I even learned a pretty good trick to glue it down. Contact cement! Who knew it would work on cardboard eh? And to make it more stable and because I wanted to see if I could actually make it work, I covered the ears with Worbla. After making my Leafeon armor I swore off of Worbla, but out of pure curiosity, I decided to try it again. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. It made it (the ears) stronger, and it actually made it easier to prime and paint.

But that’s a story for the next part of phase two, my friends. See y’all there!

Rebel Fae out!

Rebel Fae’s Top Ten! ~ Valentines Day Anime Watch List

Valentines Day is just around the corner my friends. And whether you’re a cynic yet hopeless romantic like yours truly or one of the lucky ones that have a special someone to spend the day with., I have a top ten list for both groups! My personal favorites to watch around V-Day. Some are cute slice of life whereas others are full of badassery awesomeness. Either way, I’m sure you’ll be able to find one that gives you all the warm fuzzies that you deserve for that day, and well, every day too! So, let’s get started, shall we?

10. My Hero Academia

9. Sk8 the Infinity

8. Vampire Knight

7. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

6. Love is War

5. Food Wars

4. Ouran High School Host Club

3. Fruit Basket

2. Yuri on Ice

1. Yona of the Dawn

Well, that wraps it up for this top ten list for this week. What do you guys think of it? Any favorites or any new ideas that you may wanna try out to watch? I’d love to know!

That’s all for now…

Rebel Fae out!

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