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Self Promo Sunday!

It’s been a while since I’ve promo-ed! Here are some of my fics for your perusal as I try and get myself in the zone to get something new done :)

(All links are AO3 - all fics can also be found on my ff.net account here [x])

Multi chapters

Under the Crimson Flag Desperately running away from her past, Emma disguises herself as a boy and seeks an escape in the freedom of the open seas. All is well until she crosses paths with the infamous Captain Hook. (Still the favourite thing of mine I have ever written…)

With This Ring… This was just about the dumbest idea she had ever heard. Marry a guy she barely knew?? But sometimes desperate people do crazy things. And crazy things can sometimes be the best things you ever do…

Take a Chance Emma Swan will never be the princess - or queen - Misthaven really needs. Neither will a man ever own her heart again. Guarded and proud, can a forward young Lieutenant sneak beneath her emotional walls? And more importantly, will he even want to? Lieutenant Duckling AU with a sprinkling of Pride and Prejudice.

The New Girl Heartbroken Emma Swan needs a place to live - fast. Killian, Robin and Dave had a spare room. Surely nothing could go wrong here? Surely ladies man Killian Jones can resist her charms? And surely there is no chance of straight talking Emma Swan falling for the hot English guy across the hallway? New Girl AU, as prompted by AthenaScarlett on tumblr.

One shots

First Impressions  Co-Star AU. Emma Swan is the star of the hottest show on TV, The Analyser. She’s professional, polished, poised… But there is something about that damn Killian Jones that gets right under her skin. ( Title shamelessly borrowed from Jane Austen)

The Hero A princess. A lieutenant. A storm. A hero.
Will honour or love rule the day?
(Lieutenant Duckling fic slightly inspired by While You Were Sleeping).

Ship to Shore  This cruise was meant to mend their relationship - not tear it apart! Emma Swan is left alone on a ten day cruise after an ill-timed break-up. Is there any way she can salvage this vacation? And just what is it about that first officer, Killian Jones…

Fragile Heart  Emma doesn’t mean to have feelings for the Lieutenant currently stationed in her small town. She means instead to further her friend’s adoration of his older brother. But circumstances have other plans. (Austen-eque AU)

Off The Menu The kitchen was too small for two chefs: especially when one was an arrogant flirt who was after HER job.

Cliche He’s the talent. She’s his manager. That’s where things get complicated.

Love, jealousy (and other inappropriate feelings)  Best friends shouldn’t fall in love. But she has. And now it’s just complicated.

About Last Night hey really shouldn’t have slept together. But they did. Now for the aftermath.

We Got Friday Nights Best friends, they spend every Friday night together, watching movies and kicking back with a beer. But when is Friday nights no longer enough?

One shot collections

Once upon a captain and his swan…  Various one shots, M rated and above, exploring the more private times of Emma and Killian as they explore their growing relationship.

Book Asks!

CHOOSE BETWEEN:

1. Libraries or bookstores?

I like to have my own collection so definitely bookstores.

2. Hardcover or paperback?

Paperback, especially the floppy kind. 

3. Hard copies or ereaders?

I have an ereader that I sometimes use but I would rather have a hard copy.

4. Bookmarks or dogears?

I don’t judge but I would never dogear a book. I have a small bookmark collection or will use random pieces of paper. 

5. New books or worn books?

I would rather a new book but I also love used bookstores.

FAVOURITE:

1. Genre?

Young adult fantasy

2. Author?

There are so many authors I love but right now it might be Rick Riordan.

3. Series?

I love the Sarah J. Maas books but I haven’t finished one of her series yet so probably The Mortal Instruments series.

4. Individual book?

Dragonfly by Julia Golding is still a favourite of mine.

5. Classic book?

It’s a tie between Macbeth or Hamlet by Shakespeare.

ENVIRONMENT:

1. Favorite time of day to read?

If I can read from morning to night than I’ll be happy.

2. Favorite place to read?

I have a reading nook in my room and I love it.

3. Silence or background noise?

Silence but sometimes if I have a song stuck in my head I’ll put on some instrumental music to drown it out.

4. Preferred weather for reading?

Snow storm all the way.

5. Favorite reading-time snack?

Anything that I can eat without getting a stain on my book.

PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE:

1. Favorite childhood book?

Amanda Greenleaf by Ed Kavangh

2. Currently reading?

Nothing right now but there are so many good new releases that come out in the beginning of May that I can’t wait for.

3. Book you want to read most?

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

4. Reading goals?

My goodreads goal is 100 books this year.

5. Book you could read forever?

Either A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas or The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I’ve read them both so many times and I love them.

ANTI-FAVORITES:

1. Worst book you’ve read?

I know I’m repeating myself but Me and Earl and The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews makes me angry it was so bad.

2. Book you couldn’t even finish?

I bought Betwixt by Tara Bray Smith recently and thought I was really going to like it but one of the pov’s was so bad that I didn’t even care what happened to the other characters.

3. Book you didn’t understand?

After I thought about it a little bit I vaguely got the ending but I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak was good but so confusing. 

4. Most overrated book?

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green was a good book but it was way over hyped, especially when the movie came out.

5. Problematic book?

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon kind of romanticized illness and the twist ending made it even more apparent.

AESTHETIC: (feel free to include pictures)

1. Prettiest cover?

It looks better in person and has gold edged pages.

2. Best illustrations?

An Illustrated History Of Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld illustrated by Cassandra Jean is so, so beautiful.

3. Favorite map in a book?

The map in the Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is totally my favourite.

4. Best overall book aesthetic?

The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices series booth have these special edition spines that are amazingly illustrated.

5. Ugliest book?

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor is a good series but the covers are just so bad. 

GENRE:

1. Scariest book?

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters was super creepy and there was this one scene that haunted me for weeks afterwards.

2. Best fantasy world?

The Shadowhunter world made by Cassandra Clare has a couple great series in it that I love.

3. Funniest book?

The sarcastic humor in Rick Riordan’s books is so funny to me. 

4. Saddest book?

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins made me cry so hard with that heart wrenching ending.

5. Book you would never want to read?

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson sounds like a good book but it is going to be at 2 different times and show how these twins relationship was damaged. I don’t like that writing style. 

CHARACTERS:

1. Character you wish to be friends with?

I would love to be Rowan Whitethorn, first seen in Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, is amazing and I love him and Celaena together. Even hanging out with him a day would be cool.

2. Favorite antagonist?

So even though he was literally the worst and such a bad guy, I thought Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments series was such a good bad guy. 

3. Favorite protag?

Katy Swartz from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout is someone I relate to so much and I found her perspective refreshing.

4. Favorite supporting?

Nico di Angelo in The Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan is a perfect little baby who I must protect at all costs. He is adorable! 

5. Most-hated character?

Maybe not the most hated but I found Colin Singleton, from An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, to be kind of a pretentious character.  

Priceless


And the second commission for @yasuragi-hotaru who asked for a picture featuring two of hr favourite characters: Tamaki Suoh (Ouran) and Ichinose Tokiya (UtaPri). The way she described the picture and the story made me really excited to work on it, and I’m really happy with the outcome in the end.

It was nice revisiting the ML2K stage outfit, it’s still a favourite of mine (together with MLLS’ one). I think this is the first time I’ve drawn Hayato’s purple outfit too? I ended up mixing the game and anime outfit in the end….

You may not upload this picture on other websites, alter, edit or claim it as your own in any way.

anonymous asked:

Hey, I've been a vegetarian for almost three years now but i try to eat vegan as often as possible. I'm in university though and find it's really hard to find healthy and vegan meal alternatives that i can afford. Could you maybe help me out? :)

Hi, I would be happy to!

I went vegan while at university as well so I can relate. I found that I had to make my own meals to get by, and bring them with me in tupperware boxes. Here are some of the staples I can remember from my uni days, I know time will be an issue for you as well so I’ve stuck to dishes that require very little preparation time.

  • Things like canned chickpeas, lentils, mixed salad beans or chunky tomato with rice is very filling and extraordinarily cheap, and isn’t at all bad to eat cold. I would say about 50% of my lunches at uni were one of these or a variation of them.
  • Noodle based dishes are good, you can buy soba noodles dirt cheap and put some spices or a sauce in it. Perhaps tofu if you can afford it, you can really make tofu last the full five days. Cooked tofu in the fridge will last about five days as well.
  • Wraps with things like hummus, falafel and spinach are healthy and very cheap.
  • Cold pasta with canned tomato chunks or mushrooms to give flavour, maybe throw in some spinach. A big bag will last the week, you could throw it into any of these dishes to fill them out a bit, and its cheap!
  • This is still a favourite of mine, Tofu scramble is dead easy to make and is really satisfying for a lunch. I usually make too much and have some with my dinner or the next day as well, as it will keep in the fridge.
  • Good old sandwiches are also still an option. Try this basic hummus one.
  • If you’re wanting something light and high energy, try this Quinoa salad, I used to make something similar.
  • This isn’t a recipe, but I always keep a box of chia seeds, flaxseed and nutritional yeast in my house to add flavour and nutritional punch to some of the simpler ones.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. If you want to make these things even cheaper, things like rice and canned vegetables can be bought in bulk and you won’t have to worry about them going off so much. I hope this helps; please feel free to get in touch off anon if you need any more tips about being vegan while at uni. 

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