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ɪ’ᴠᴇ sᴇᴇɴ ᴀ ғᴇᴡ rec lists floating around but i decided to make one of my own. let haru take us along on a magical journey of shipping and basking in glorious prose and flawless characterization and gut-pulling plot. the ship is alive. there is nothing to fear.

01, thrust your fingers into the surface and carve an opening

denial is not just a river in egypt by ad_astra | ao3 link

is this the makorin bible? probably? a+ rec for lung-busting humor, so much friendship magic and warmth that you will never need a blanket during wintertime, and the kind of rin characterization that you dream about even when you’re wide awake — not to mention an incredible portrayal of the iwatobis. if you haven’t read this fic, drop what you’re doing and go!

♦ loose ends by four_sweatervests | ao3 link

fav thing about this fic: rin and kou’s relationship, a delicately tread balance between experience and intimate adventure, makoto’s parents actually exist, plus some pretty awesome emoting stuff.

love thy neighbor by attemptsonwords | ao3 link

i can actually see this happening. ft. some of the best pacing + development ever, the right blend of swashbuckling humor and hot de-stressing action and domestic shenanigans in a too-small apartment in tokyo.

02, then slide your body through that opening

♦ bellyflop or dive by mangemouth | ao3 link

includes: a crucial factor that is missing in a lot of makorin fics: the nagirin dynamic. also includes: adorably tsundere-ing rin, amazingly accurate nagisa, unexpectedly strong and heartwarming emotions.

♦ his fate, tinted red by isuilde | ao3 link

a color (and sometimes blind) soulmates au, incredibly raw and emotionally written, esp near the end — one of those fics you end up reading over a lot while crying into your pillow each time.

♦ i saw sparks by lisettedelapin | ao3 link

like summer melting into a song.

♦ our earthly days by isoladea | ao3 link

really nice prose, a neat little episode that fits snuggly back in season 1. the kind of seed you plant in the minds of unwitting shippers.

quadrennium by risotto | ao3 link

the future fic OF YOUR DREAMS! olympic rin, slow build, incredibly satisfying 8)

♦ seven weeks & fourteen months by katjalaroux | ao3 link

this is also something that can actually happen; it’s really sweet, brings out a caring side of rin.

03, moving your arms, your head, your chest...

one thousand and one by risotto | ao3 link

this arabian au/scheherazade fusion is so beautiful your heart will ache — the language, the stories, and the development are all so elegant and subtle, not to mention dreamlike in its romance.

♦ flowers are too much of a hassle (but if you liked it, okay then) by isuilde | ao3 link

a fluffy flower shop au that makes you feel like the entire world is made out of daisies and there are screentoned roses inked onto the corner of every wall.

so my dash has kinda become like poop right now and mainly non-video game posts

so if you post mainly these

  • bioshock
  • bioshock infinite
  • infamous second son
  • portal
  • child of light
  • the last of us
  • just mainly video games

like/reblog this please!!

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That is my best friend.

That is the man that I love.

love him like he’s my brother.

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