“‘Tis the last rose of summer, Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone; No flower of her kindred, No rosebud is nigh, To reflect back her blushes, Or give sigh for sigh. I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one! To pine on the stem; Since the lovely are sleeping, Go, sleep thou with them. Thus kindly I scatter, Thy leaves o’er the bed, Where thy mates of the garden Lie scentless and dead. So soon may I follow, When friendships decay, And from Love’s shining circle The gems drop away. When true hearts lie withered, And fond ones are flown, Oh! who would inhabit This bleak world alone?” -The Last Rose of Summer, Thomas Moore (1779-1852), Written in 1805, Set to music by John Andrew Stevenson (1761-1833) in December 1813 This piece of Blossoomer fanart, which is part of KatyGorl’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month, is dedicated to Diletta aka MollyMaster96 who will be celebrating her birthday two days from now. So, Dida, I hope your birthday will be amazing, grand, and may it be full of prosperity and abundance. Come se dice in italiano, spero che tu compleanno sarà fantastico, grande e con molta prosperitá ed abbondanza. I would also love to dedicate this to all of the Blossoomer shippers everywhere, so, I hope you all sit back, relax, and enjoy. Here we have Boomer and his lady love Blossom being the adorably romantic darlings that they are, what with Boomer being such a gentleman and Blossom being such a graceful beauty. I figure that the Irish poem/song “The Last Rose of Summer” would fit this lovely couple and my other beloved Blossom-centered OTP consisting of a sympathetic, lovable, fleet athlete like Boomer and a gorgeous, articulate, gorgeous genius like Blossom. I even two favorite interpreters of the song, namely the elegant and endearing Meav Ni Mhaolchatha and the legendary Nina Simone. So, I also hope you enjoy listening to these two renditions as you gaze at this piece of Boomer x Blossom or Blossoomer fanart. Meav Ni Mhaolchatha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmeRXspSpuk Nina Simone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEr3YoulIYo I hope you all enjoyed taking a gander at this piece of Blossoomer fanart as much as I enjoyed making this come to life. I know this was supposed to be submitted tomorrow, but I have a lot of other priorities to take care of. Moreover, please let me know in the comments which of these two interpretations of The Last Rose of Summer you enjoy the most. Thank you so much and I will see you all on the flipside. Boomer and Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.
“Des yeux qui font baisser les miens Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche Voila le portrait sans retouches De l’homme auquel j’appartiens Quand il me prend dans ses bras Il me parle l’a tout bas Je vois la vie en rose Il me dit des mots d’amour Des mots de tous les jours Et ça m’ fait quelque chose Il est entré dans mon coeur Une part de bonheur Dont je connais la cause C’est lui pour moi Moi pour lui dans la vie Il me l’a dit, l’a jure pour la vie Et, dès que je l’aperçois Alors je sens en moi Mon coeur qui bat Des nuits d’amour à plus en finir Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place Les ennuis, les chagrins, s’effacent Heureux, heureux à mourir Quand il me prend dans ses bras Il me parle tout bas Je vois la vie en rose Il me dit des mots d’amour Des mots de tout les jours Et ça m’ fait quelque chose Il est entré dans mon coeur Une part de bonheur Dont je connais la cause C’est lui pour moi Moi pour lui dans la vie Il me l’a dit, l’a jure pour la vie Et, dès que je l’apercois Alors je sens en moi Mon coeur qui bat Lalalala, lalalala La, la, la, la” – La Vie en Rose, Édith Piaf, Melody by Louiguy and Marguerite Monnot, Released in 1947 English Translation: “A gaze that makes me lower my own A laugh that is lost on his lips – That is the unretouched portrait Of the man to whom I belong When he takes me into his arms He speaks to me softly And I see life through rose-colored glasses He speaks words of love to me They are everyday words And they do something to me He has entered into my heart A bit of happiness That I know the cause of It’s only him for me And me for him, for life He told me, he swore to me, for life As soon as I notice him I feel inside me My heart beating Endless nights of love Bring great happiness The pain and bothers fade away Happy, so happy I could die When he takes me into his arms He speaks to me softly And I see life through rose-colored glasses He speaks words of love to me They are everyday words And they do something to me He has entered into my heart A bit of happiness That I know the cause of It’s only him for me And me for him, for life He told me, he swore to me, for life As soon as I notice him I feel inside me My heart beating Lalalala, lalalala La, la, la, la” This piece of Blossutch fanart, as part of Kaitlyn’s aka KatyGorl’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month and Paula’s aka BrickercupMasterX3’s Blossutch month, is dedicated to Nagisa Matsubara aka NagisaSenpai128 who is celebrating her birthday today. So, Nagisa, I wish you a most pleasant, wonderful, brilliant, and exceptional birthday and lots of abundance in your life as an artist and as a person. Come se dice en español, te deseo un cumpleaños muz agradable, maravilloso, brillante y excelente y mucha abundancia en tu vida como artista y persona. Comme on dit en francais, je te souhaite une anniversaire tres plaisante, merveilleuse, éclatante et excellente et beaucoup d’abondance dans ta vie comme artiste et personne. Moreover, I would love to dedicate this to all of the wonderful, hardcore Blossutch shippers out there. So, as we say in French, prenez plaisir mes amis. As you can tell on Butch’s shirt about Blossom, it’s basically translated as “She is my goddess of beauty, love, and wisdom”. While Blossom’s shirt about Butch is translated as “He is my strength, my idol, and my protection”. Moreover, you can tell that I am also in the French mood again. Why shouldn’t I be? It’s one of my most favorite languages that I really have to communicate in a little bit more often. All rambling aside, is there anything cuter or more adorable than having Townsville’s most beloved brawn and brain couple having a serene moment together? I think I answered my own question. And because I managed to be under Madame Édith Piaf’s mesmerizing spell once again, I thought that the chanson “La Vie en Rose” would fit this couple to a T. No, it’s not just because Blossom is constantly in pink, it’s a lot more than that. It’s just that I feel a true, genuine, and ever-blooming love constantly occurring between the normally wild, brawny and beastly Baron of Berserk and the usually uptight, focused and determined Commander and the Leader. To have them being in this moment of tranquility and cuddliness is pretty heartwarming if I say so myself. Without further ado, here is Madame Édith Piaf singing what has to be one of my most favorite French chansons of all time “La Vie en Rose”, which in turn, is stuck on my head. I’m pretty sure you can easily imagine Butch and Blossom having such a sweet, intimate moment with each other. Ecoutez bien et prenez plaisir. I hope you all enjoyed this. A tout a l’heure, mes chers amis. Câlins et bisous. Butch and Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.
“Non, rien de rien, non, je ne regrette rien Ni le bien qu’on m’a fait, ni le mal Tout ça m’est bien égal Non, rien de rien, non, je ne regrette rien C’est payé, balayé, oublié, je me fous du passé Avec mes souvenirs j’ai allumé le feu Mes chagrins, mes plaisirs Je n’ai plus besoin d’eux Balayé les amours avec leurs trémolos Balayé pour toujours Je reparts à zéro Non, rien de rien, non, je ne regrette rien Ni le bien qu’on m’a fait, ni le mal Tout ça m’est bien égal Non, rien de rien, non, je ne regrette rien Car ma vie, car mes joies Aujourd’hui ça commence avec toi” -Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, Edith Piaf, Composed by Charles Dumont, Lyrics by Michel Vaucaire, Written in 1965 and Released in 1960 English Translation: “No, nothing at all, No, I regret nothing Not the good things they did to me Nor the bad — may as well be the same to me! No, nothing at all, No, I regret nothing. It’s bought and paid for, wiped away, forgotten, I don’t give a damn about the past! With my memories I’ve lit up the fire Of my troubles, my pleasures, I don’t need them anymore! Wiped away the romances And all their instabilities Swept away for eternity I restart at zero No, nothing at all, No, I regret nothing Not the good things they did to me Nor the bad — may as well be the same to me! No, nothing at all, No, I regret nothing Because of my life, because of my joys Today, I begin with you” Here is my submission for Kaitlyn’s aka KatyGorl’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month. What better for me to kick this off than with my most beloved RRB/PPG OTP of all time, Brick x Buttercup aka Brickercup. By the way, the inscriptions on their shirts are, of course, in French. The translation on Brick’s shirt is “I love her with all of my heart, my mind, and my soul”, whilst Buttercup’s shirt inscription is translated as “He is the light to my vessel”. It should be crystal clear who they are referring to. Moreover, as you can tell, these normally hotheaded fighters are having such a cute and adorable moment together. Because I was feeling French at this point, I thought that the chanson “Non, je ne regrette rien” would fit these two hot and spicy lovebirds to a T. This is because this song is translated as “No, I don’t regret anything”, which I can say with confidence is their motto. Nothing is ever going to shake nor break these two, in spite of all the horrible times and the good times, and they just keep soldiering on in everything they do. Without further ado, I also hope you enjoy La Grande Madame Edith Piaf’s stirring rendition of this powerful song, which speaks volumes, as you also take a gander at this piece of Brickercup fanart. I’m sure this will also leave some tears in your eyes. I certainly had that experience, as I first listened to this song as a sixteen-year-old boy alongside my late maternal grandma when we watched La Mome starring Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf. Prenez plaisir mes amis. I hope you all enjoyed this and as we say in French, a tout a l’heure mes amis. Brick and Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.
“Shoo do, shoo Oh, many say That I’m too young To let you know just Where I come from Oh, but you will see That it’s just a Matter of time My love will surely Make you mine Ooh, living in a World of ghetto life Everybody around Seems so uptight Nothing’s wrong It’s alright with My man, my man I like the kinds of Ways we have our fun His loving ways Send me on and on Yeah, hey, with my man People out there Can understand I’m giving him Something he can feel Ah ha ha, to let you know My love is real So much love for us to feel So much hope for material things Are they only in my dreams So I write this song for you To prove that real things Do come true Ooh, living in a World of ghetto life Everybody around Seems so uptight Nothing’s wrong It’s alright with My man, my man I like the kinds of Ways we have our fun His loving ways Send me on and on Ooo hoo, with my man People out there Can you understand Giving him Something he can feel I sure want you to have it babe My love, my love is real Giving him Something he can feel I want you to know my love Giving him Something he can feel Gonna give you whatcha, whatcha really need babe Giving him Something he can feel Can you feel, can feel, feel, feel, feel Giving him Something he can feel I feel ooo we feel it baby Giving him Something he can feel Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Giving him Something he can feel Feel it babe, feel it babe, feel it babe Giving him Something he can feel Yeah feel it” – Aretha Franklin, composed by Curtis Mayfield for the film Sparkle, released on May 5, 1976 I would love to dedicate this piece of Butchubbles fanart, as part of an art trade I have done with my good friend Eva aka AquaGemPrincess, to MJ aka MissEmmyJay who celebrated her birthday three days ago, Andrew aka CHAOS-CHAOS-CHAOS and Alyssa aka WolfyTheRuff who celebrated their birthdays yesterday, and Zia Mikaela aka Mimidorika who is celebrating her birthday today. So, MJ, Andrew, Alyssa, and Zia, I wish you a lot of abundance, love, beauty, and strength in everything you have as artists and people. May you all stay forever blessed. Furthermore, I dedicate this piece of Butchubbles fanart to the great and wonderful Aretha Franklin who unfortunately passed away a few days ago and this is dedicated to her memory, hence the song choice. So, Madame Franklin, may you rest in peace and may the Lord Almighty welcome you to His Kingdom. There’s nothing more charming nor more adorable than having Butch be the rough yet lovable muscle gent to his darling lady love Bubbles. May you all bask in the Butchubbles cuteness as you listen to this song by the legendary Queen of Soul herself, Madame Aretha Franklin. I hope you all enjoyed this and see you in the next submission. Take care and lots of love. Butch and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.
“I love you, Porgy Don’t let him take me Don’t let him handle me And drive me mad If you can keep me I wanna stay here With you forever And I’ll be glad Yes I loves you, Porgy Don’t let him take me Don’t let him handle me With his hot hands If you can keep me I wants to stay here With you forever I’ve got my man I love you, Porgy Don’t let him take me Don’t let him handle me And drive me mad If you can keep me I wanna stay here With you forever I’ve got my man Someday I know he’s coming to call me He’s going to handle me and hold me So, it’s going to be like dying, Porgy When he calls me But when he comes I know, I’ll have to go I love you, Porgy Don’t let him take me Honey, don’t let him handle me And drive me mad If you can keep me I wanna stay here With you forever I’ve got my man” – Bess from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin This is my art trade for my dearest friend, a wonderful fellow DeviantArtist, and my soul sister and comrade-in-arms in being hardcore Brickercup shippers the one and only Paula aka BrickercupMasterX3, who in return requested her Powerpuff Girls OTP for life after I requested her to do my Inuyasha OTP for life, Inuyasha x Ayame. Moreover, I dedicate this piece of Brickercup fanart to Haskel Eleni Bishop aka Abrigedfoamy who celebrated her birthday yesterday. So, Haskel, I hope you had an amazing birthday, may your endeavors as an artist keep flourishing, and I wish you a lot of health, love, and joy in everything you do. Finally, this goes out to all of the Brickercup shippers everywhere. Sit back, relax, enjoy, and soak up that Brickercup goodness. There’s nothing more adorable and lovely than seeing a well-muscled, proud, and handsome gentleman like Brick having a really nice moment with his fiery, feisty wife Buttercup. Someone like Buttercup is just so lucky and happy to have her buff husband by her side, as Brick’s well-shaped biceps, well-chiseled physique, and roguish gentleman ways are the very facets which made her fall in love with him in the first place. Moreover, Brick is just so pleased to have BC by his side and a guy with muscles like his can certainly be more than capable of protecting his lady love like a fine pillar of fortitude. For the song choice, I thought that I Love You Porgy was a really nice choice to show the tenderness between Brick and Buttercup, especially when this is done as a solo number. Who better to accomplish this than the legendary, gorgeous, and goddess-like Madame Nina Simone, whose rendition manages to leave me in total awe. If you don’t believe me have a listen for yourselves and imagine Brick and Buttercup having such a tender moment with each other while being hypnotized by Nina Simone’s flawlessly soulful vocals. On a more irreverent note, I should’ve also titled this “I Love You, Brickster”, but I digress. Just listen to the song while looking at this piece of Brickercup fanart. Well, ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy this and I will see you in the next submission. Brick and Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.