a little obsessed with this movie

fic posting alert

I’ve been a little stuck with writing lately, so decided to clear out some old stories I’ve had on my computer for ages - like, 1-2 years!!

I get a little perfectionist about editing fic, which is why a lot of these never got published. The idea was I’d edit them a little more or add more scenes, but I’m just going to post most of them with minor edits, or an “incomplete/discontinued” tag where appropriate.

There’s some ASOIAF (Sansa/Margaery, Arya/Margaery, Throbb, Jaime/Cersei, gen fic), and several AUs that basically include me transposing ASOIAF characters into different TV shows or movies. Then there’s a handful of random pairings: Cartinelli from Agent Carter, Bucky & Tony gen fic, Natasha/Maria from Marvel. Ariadne/Mal from Inception. Two stories from The East because Ellen Page kissed Brit Marling in that movie and I was obsessed (this was right before she came out). It’s really a grab bag.

When I’m done I’ll do a roundup post. Then the idea is I can move forward with generating new fic (and yes, updating WCOOC)!

So, ignore my spammy posts, or if you have me on author alert on AO3 (I’m heart_nouveau there), this is a heads up. 

My parents warned me about drugs in little baggies but nobody warned me about the addiction that came in the form of TV Shows, books, and movies. The addiction that makes you crave for well-written works that make your heart race, keep you hot and bothered, and, more often than not, break your heart. The addiction that keeps you up ‘til the wee hours of the morning because you keep telling yourself, “just one more”. No one gives you a heads up. You just start to obsess over fictional characters and their love stories. They don’t call them hallucinations, they call them “headcanons”. I didn’t know it was going to, simultaneously, make my life and also destroy it.
—  “Fandoms, Fanfiction, and All That Comes With It”

HQ!!AU┌  - Tsukishima Kei . “It’s very simple why kids are crazy about dinosaurs – dinosaurs are nature’s Special Effects. They are the only real dragons. Kids love dragons. It’s not just being weirdly shaped and scary. It’s that they are real.”

In the end, the thing that frustrates me most about Bioware is their habit of burying crucial context in comics, tie-in novels, anime prequels, and the like. “Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts” is a virtual non-sequitur if you haven’t read The Masked Empire. The game does a piss-poor job explaining the conflict and introducing the major players, even if you obsessively read the codex entries. It happens over and over and over again. Who is Fiona? Who is Michel de Chevin? Lord Seeker Lucius? Corypheus? Inquisition’s entire plot makes very little sense if you haven’t played the Legacy DLC for Dragon Age II. (Which, guess what, I haven’t, and probably never will because they pulled all the DA2 DLC’s off Origins.)

Unless you’re playing every DLC, reading every comic and novel, watching every movie adaptation, following all of the developers’ professional blogs AND personal Twitters, reading every single codex entry you find, and skimming the Wiki,  you’re essentially locked out of half the story. It’s bad story telling. Stories ought to stand on their own, you shouldn’t need to do a thesis’ worth of research just to make informed choices in-game. You shouldn’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on ancillary materials to understand what the hell is going on.

One of the hardest things I’ve tried to do is uncondition myself from thinking i need a romantic partner in order to be happy. From when i was a little girl, everything taught me that my future would suck unless i managed to find a husband. Single women were always portrayed in movies as being miserable, haggard, bossy and work-obsessed.. Its taken me years to re-teach myself that ‘alone’ does not equate to ‘unhappy’.

Jem and Brother Zachariah

(spoilers for Lost Souls and Clockwork Princess)

I write to you for my third time to discover something that I began to wonder not so long ago. I know that everybody says this to you, but honestly, your books changed my life. I realise that you probably know nothing about the City of Ashes movie news, so I won’t even ask. I write to you today, to ask about James Carstairs. Obsessed is truly what I am with him. He is probably my favourite character of all the books I’ve read (and that’s a lot.) So the question I have for you is: why didn’t you kill him? Of course I’m glad you didn’t but it got me thinking. Jem could’ve easily died in Clockwork Princess and Brother Zachariah could be just a normal Silent Brother that just so happened to be a little more human. I really hope you answer my question, because that is something I really want to know. The way the events were written, nobody knew that the Silent Brother was actually him and it could remain unknown even if he survived. I just need to know, why didn’t you kill him. Why didn’t he die? I thank you in advance for your reply (I seriously hope I receive one). In my heart I am silently hoping that your reply would be something in the lines of “I couldn’t” and not “It wasn’t in my plan.” Either way, thank you for the books, thank you for the reply, thank you for everything. I can’t wait to read all of your books. And if the rumours are true, that Julian is more like Jem than Will, I am in serious trouble.

With sincere love and gratitude,
the first and now not the only Slovenian ShadowhunterHello! Thank you for not asking about movie news. You are correct that I don’t know anything! I’m so glad you like Jem! He is very dear to me, too. I hope you will like Julian, who is the closest to Jem of all my previous heroes though he is very much his own person. Because people kept asking if he was like Jace I eventually said “More like Jem …?” mostly because it’s very hard to describe a character that readers haven’t met yet rather than because they are that much alike. I’m so sorry if this upsets you, but I must confess Brother Zachariah was always created to be Jem: every scene I wrote about him, was written knowing he was Jem, and that’s why he acted and looked the way he did. (When he spoke of the two people he would have died for to Jace, for instance,  I knew he meant Will and Tessa. And he dropped heavy hints about owing the Herondales, etc.) Unless Brother Zachariah was Jem, there was no reason for him to be in the story. His part could have been filled by Brother Enoch; everything he does could have been done by someone else. Adding characters to an already large ensemble cast isn’t something we really do at random: they need a reason to be there. And having him not be Jem would mean he was never released from being a Silent Brother and could never be with Tessa, and I wanted better for Jem than that. He’s so great, and he’s suffered too much! I hope my answer is ‘both’ to the question of whether it was love for Jem or my plan which motivated me–I love Jem and never wanted to kill him, and I never intended to. My plan doesn’t mean I love Jem any less. 
I owe it to my readers to plot out my books so it all feels natural, yet surprising, and I feel I also owe it to my characters, to put them in a story that is planned and not random. Jem was always intended to have a wondrous strange life: I hope that does not disappoint you too much!

My Beast tattoo. ♥ He’s always been my favorite Disney character. I’m almost 24 and I’ve been obsessed with him and the movie Beauty and the Beast since I was a baby. I used to carry a toy Beast with me when I was little and I would cry when I’d lose him or leave him somewhere. Now I have him with me always.
Done by Serina Malec in Phoenix, AZ, USA

All Time Low: We’re doing an Arena Tour…

All Time Low: It’s going to be a co-headliner with You Me At Six…

All Time Low: One of the dates is at Wembley arena (ahem the O2 Arena… shhhh)… oh and p.s we’re filming a new DVD there

All Time Low: We’re going to star in a little movie called ‘fangirl’ about a teenager who is obsessed with a band’s music. ironic or what?

All Time Low: The movie stars Kiernan Shipka, and Meg Ryan, are we cool now or wut?

All Time Low: Oh and P.S.S. we have a new album coming out.

All Time Low: It comes out in April… and oh look… it’s called Future Hearts and the cover art and track-list for it have already been leaked…

All Time Low: We’re also doing an American spring tour

All Time Low: This tour we’re taking Tonight Alive, State Champs and Issues along to support us

All Time Low: But also, Jack and Alex are hosting the APMA’s, lets get drunk and fuck shit up

All Time Low: Oh we also starred in a burger commercial

All Time Low: And hey look, remember that album we mentioned, we’ve already released the first single from it, enjoy that shit and pre-order it and there may be another single released soon

All Time Low: P.S.S.S We already released the video for that track, check it out. Oh and also we’re filming some more stuff in Manchester.

All Time Low: P.S.S.S.S If that’s not enough, we’re off to Australia now…

Alex Gaskarth: BUT… P.S.S.S.S.S. Before we goo… I’m engaged!, I just needed to drop another little bomb on y'all before we left. Cya.

Fandom: …….. cannot ahndle this.

All Time Low: … Releases more shit to drive us even more crazy.

First we have people turning up at the zalfie house, then some girls followed dan and phil home from the tube, and now there’s a young viewer calling Louise’s house repeatedly to the point where she had to make a public post about it!?

WHY DON’T YOU PEOPLE GET IT? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? I know most fans aren’t like this but this made me SO angry and I cannot believe how little respect youtubers are getting recently.

THEY ARE PEOPLE, not characters from a movie for you to obsess over.

I’m almost 100% sure they aren’t going to love you more than other fans for stalking them to THIS level.