2013 february 28

My fondest Homestuck memory.

It was February 28, 2013, and I had fallen behind on Homestuck for several months. I decided I wanted to catch up.

My family was having especially bad luck with home maintenance that day, as both the lone electrical outlet in my basement bedroom and the furnace for our central heating had broken at the same time.

There was no point in hanging out in my room without power or heat, so I went up to the family room, where I parked myself under a couch, piled on several blankets.

And I read Homestuck for 12 hours straight.

Seriously.

I mean, like, I took breaks for food and the bathroom and stuff of course, but I had no desire to do anything “productive”. I parked my ass on that couch and indulged in homestuckery from 10 PM to 10 AM.

Good times.

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On May 26, 2012, 18-year-old Eero Hiltunen positioned himself on a low-rise roof with his father’s bolt-action hunting rifle, along with another rifle, shortly before 2 A.M. and began shooting at patrons at a restaurant across the street who were sitting outside in Hyvinkaa, Finland. He fatally shot two people and seriously injured eight others. Eero was apprehended a little over five hours after the shooting when he was spotted on the street, and he surrendered peacefully. He was found guilty on two counts of murder and seven attempted murder charges, for which he received life imprisonment on February 28, 2013.

Increasingly sensitive to the trauma heaped on Derek in his youth - frequently mentioned or added to in the show, but never directly addressed - fans began to spin new tales of his process of recovery and self-healing. Fandom’s Derek Hale learned how to trust, how to love, and how to ask for what he needed, even if it went against what he thought others wanted from him.

All The Things I Learned | JenNova ( jentnova​ ) | 2,642 | Explicit | Sterek
15 January 2013

Kate Argent taught Derek two things. Never trust anyone outside his own species. Sex is power.

Don’t Worry Baby | kalpurna​ | 20,276 | Explicit | Sterek
15 January 2013

“You know you’re allowed to ask for vanilla sex, right?” he says, afterwards. “We can do whatever you want. That’s kind of the point."Derek doesn’t respond.

In Other Words, Baby, Kiss Me | primroseshows ( primulavulgarises​ ) | 61,264 | Explicit | Sterek
17 January 2013 - 28 February 2013

Stiles has simple goals in life. To successfully complete his secret radar project without getting fired, to get a cottage on the Moon, and to untangle his mess of feelings for Moon Station 3 deputy, Derek Hale. Heck, he’ll even settle for two of the three.

Pack Up; Don’t Stray | the_deep_magic ( the-deep-magic​ ) | 55,220 | Explicit | Sterek
18 January 2013

AU – Werewolves are an enslaved underclass, collared and tagged by human masters. Detective Stilinksi’s on duty the night they bring in an untagged stray.

A Mating Moon | unpossible | 37,353 | Explicit | Sterek
25 January 2013 - 10 February 2013

“Hey, Scott, so, I uh, there’s this amazingly hot guy and I’m uh, gonna spend the weekend with him but, you know, just to be careful, I’m sending you his picture, so if by some terrible chance my bloated corpse shows up sometime Monday, just, y’know pass this along to the authorities.” He pauses. “Uh. Kidding?” and then hangs up with a rush of air.“That is the worst voicemail in the history of voicemails,” Derek says.

Electricity In the Contact | ladyblahblah ( @hungrylikethewolfie ) | 27,067 | Explicit | Sterek
31 January 2013 - 06 July 2013

In which Derek has been invited to the Greater Pacific Northwest Alpha Symposium (that’s not what it’s called, Stiles, stop saying that), and showing up unattached would mean an arranged marriage. When the rest of the pack objects, he agrees to let Stiles come along to pose as his mate. Derek is reasonably sure that he’s not going to make it out of this weekend alive.

Your Lifelong Membership is Free | minusoneday ( @sidekickinit ) | 28,544 | Explicit | Sterek
18 February 2013 - 09 August 2013

Uncle Peter’s spent years regaling Derek with tales of his time as President of the Alphas. Derek’s paid close attention, because Peter’s stint as President is a pretty comprehensive guide on ‘How to Successfully Run a Fraternity into the Ground,’ so Derek plans to do the opposite of what Peter did.***A Derek POV to There is a Brotherhood. In which Derek’s life is hard.

A Life Less Ordinary | @Jebiwonkenobi | 19,209 | Teen | Sterek
28 February 2013 - 01 March 2013

It takes a few years but eventually they manage to agree on something; Derek Hale is an asshole, and Stiles Stilinski is in love with him.

Fall | sociallyinept ( @tenderesttouch ) | 8,414 | Explicit | Sterek
25 March 2013

Derek learns to let go of old ghosts as he builds new memories.

Won’t Do Me No Good Washing in the River | @DevilDoll | 5,953 | Mature | Sterek
26 March 2013

"Remember, Derek: you never get back what you lost.” Story by Devil Doll, artwork by Rahciach, podfic by Jinxy. This story has a happy ending, but please read the tags.