Platinum label

There are five (5) types of Lucy popular in fanfiction! 

1) Rich bitch Lucy. She’s mean for no reason, probably a bully. May have killed a man in the past, but no one knows for sure. This is the reverse fuckboi Natsu. He’s going to “change” her because reasons. May be a gang related AU. Lucy’s father is a dick and Lucy may or may not murder him. Drives six cares. Is unnecessarily cruel to everyone, especially Natsu and sometimes Loke. Has some kind of rivalry with Erza. The only person she’s ever nice to is Levy, but no one knows this until halfway through the story. The only reason for Lucy acting this way is that her mother died.

Sometimes included, but not required:

  • Lucy may be a cheerleader and whoever she’s paired with is either a jock or a nerd. There is no in between. 
  • Lucy’s only friends are Levy and Virgo, but she’s not exactly nice to either of them.

2) New Girl Lucy. Generally canon compliant. Lucy is either a runaway and no one knows, or her father moves a lot because of business. This is the eighth school she’s been to this year and she’s determined not to get attached to people. Utter bookworm. Only friend is Levy, also a nerd, and potentially Juvia/Jellal, both social outcasts. If bullied by either Gajeel or the Sabertooth crew. Natsu (a jock of course) “saves” her after ignoring her existence for three weeks. She probably ends up tutoring him or something. Lucy probably writes poetry and there’s some sort of scene where she’s humiliated by the antagonist, who’s found one of her poems/songs/etc and is now reading it in front of everyone. 

Sometimes included, but not required:

  • fuckboi jock Natsu. New girl Lucy may be compliant with Player!Natsu and she may “change” him as he suddenly falls head over heels for her.
  • Levy is supposed to be her best friend, but is mysteriously absent whenever something bad happens to Lucy, allowing white knight Natsu to swoop in.

3) Dragon slayer Lucy. She’s been kicked out of/left the guild because Lisanna came back and now everyone is ignoring her. Was kicked off the team. May or may not have been abused by members of the guild, likely Natsu and Erza, maybe Gray. The only people that still talk to her are Levy, Gajeel, Mirajane, Wendy, and Happy. Lucy runs away to become stronger and magically meets the celestial dragon slayer. May or may not be introduced to the rest of the dragons. Is taught all the magic! Probably joins Sabertooth. Meets Fairy Tail at the Grand Magic Games. Beats up Natsu in a fight. Something happens and they realize they’re in love. Happy ending.

Sometimes included, but not required:

  • Lucy may or may not shack up with Sting/Rogue for a bit. Sometimes both.
  • Igneel and the rest of the dragons are utter dicks and have just been chilling somewhere while their kids go out of their minds.
  • Lucy’s dragon is probably called Celeste.
  • Lisanna may or may not have been manipulating the guild in some way, and when everyone finds out she’s either murdered or banished. Everyone tries to look for Lucy but can’t find her.
  • Happy is probably pissed at Natsu. He may even go with Lucy.
  • Alternatively may gain a bunch or random keys. Probably labeled as “platinum.” One of them is the dragon, Draco, and he’s super hot, with dark hair and eyes, but he’s probably an asshole. Has a human and dragon form.

4) Sex appeal!Lucy. Acts like Lucy from the first three arcs of FT. Is vain and naive. Overtly sexualized by the writer but has no idea what a penis is. Is Lucy but with no real world experience. All of her development was rolled into a ball and tossed in a dumpster (writers circa 2006-2010 get a pass on this, because they may only be familiar with early Lucy).

Sometimes included, but not required:

  • There might be really weird, awkward smut so… yeah.
  • Slut Shaming.

5) Actual Lucy. Well rounded character. Would do anything for her friends. May have self-doubt issues, but learns to overcome these without magically learning a new type of magic with no restrictions. Is generally sweet, but doesn’t take shit from anyone. May be witty or sarcastic, but is never inherently mean about it. 

Sometimes included, but not required:

  • Everyone’s little sister. 
  • If AU, probably lives alone in an apartment with a dog. Usually small, a terrier breed. 

On this day in music history: September 18, 1978 - Casablanca Records simultaneously releases four individual solo albums by the members of KISS. The separate solo projects are done to both fulfill a contractual obligation to their record label, and to also alleviate building creative and personal tensions within the band. The albums are launched with an unprecedented media campaign, with Casablanca spending over $2.5 million marketing them. All four titles are shipped platinum, with the label manufacturing a total of five million LP’s, cassettes and 8-track tapes (1.25 million copies per title).  The albums sell a respectable amount, roughly 600-700,000 copies of each. However, the demand trails off quickly, resulting in Casablanca getting hit with massive returns from retailers. Label head Neil Bogart believing holiday sales will take care of the surplus stock, presses another 250,000 copies of each album, losing even more money!!! Of the four albums, Ace Frehley’s (#26 Pop) is the most successful sales wise, followed by Gene Simmons (#22 Pop), Paul Stanley (#40 Pop) and Peter Criss (#43 Pop). The KISS solo albums become staples of record store cutout bins for several years afterward, but do eventually sell though over time, with sealed non cut out copies now selling at a premium price on the collector’s market. All four solo albums are first reissued on CD in 1988, and remastered in 1997. The albums are reissued on 180 gram vinyl by Universal Music Group in 2014, replicating the original packaging including the custom inner sleeves, labels and posters.

When Jake showed up to the party it was with a bottle of luxurious tequila, a pill for the bowl, ten dollars, and his lovely date; Brooke Maddox. He popped the first pill his tan fingers brushed over, which turned out to be Xanax: a drug used for depression and anxiety, two things Jake may have had but wasn’t aware of. In fact nobody would think that this stud-ly jock had any issues past what inch tires to get for his monster truck. Whenever Jake was in the public eye, he always made sure to garner the attention of others in any way that he could. He needed that validation; on the court and off the court. He needed to be admired. Hence, the bottle of overly-priced tequila that he held up in the air for everyone to partake in. “Jake brought the Tequila! Line up bitches, we’re taking shots!” Jake put the bottle down on the kitchen table and looked around until he spotted the red cups. A look of consideration turned latin features sour. Then he felt the brush of someone’s arm, maybe someone who could help. “Yo, find some shot glasses?” Jake then turned to the group in whole. “It’s uh, Clase Azul Ultra Tequila. My father got it in Mexico last year after closing some business deal. He wanted to keep it for his collection but, the bottle matches Brooke’s nails, so, she wanted to bring it.” The thin bottle was black onyx with little white symbols of the agave fields; where the tequila was produced. “My father said each bottle was hand painted with platinum and labeled using 24-karat gold. So, in short – it’s fucking bad ass.”

Beyonce to release platinum edition album, label confirms

On the heels of mounting rumors, Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records have confirmed that Beyonce Knowles will release a platinum edition of her latest album with new music and video exclusives on Nov. 24.

Anticipation over the album came to a height this week as details began to leak about the release, a follow-up to the performer’s surprise album last year.

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