alien ultimatum

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friendly reminder that shaun david hutchinson is an amazing and underrated author who has written two awesome books with non-straight main characters and relationships that deal with heavy and relevant topics such as death, grief, bullying, mental illness, depression, and suicide but still manage to have hopeful and happy endings. i recommend them to literally anyone, especially struggling young people, lgbt+ or otherwise. 

the five stages of andrew brawley 

Andrew Brawley was supposed to die that night, just like the rest of his family.
      Now he lives in the hospital, serving food in the cafeteria, hanging out with the nurses, sleeping in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him. His only solace is in the world of the superhero he’s created—Patient F.
   Then, one night, Rusty is wheeled into the ER, half his body burned by hateful classmates. Rusty’s agony is like a beacon for Drew, pulling them together through all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside of the hospital, and away from their painful pasts.
    But to save Rusty, Drew will have to confront death, and life might get worse before it gets better. And by telling the truth about who he really is, Drew risks any chance of a future…for both of them.

(my notes: think if i stay meets the fault in our stars, but gay. and amazing. helped me through an incredibly hard time.)

we are the ants

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn’t sure he wants to.
     After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year. Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him.
    But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it…or let the world—and his pain—be destroyed forever.

(my notes: though they are incredibly different stories, this book left me with the same feeling that aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe did. YEAH. i’m serious.)

List all the things you’re currently working on in as much or as little detail as you’d like. Then tag some friends to see what they’re working on: writing, art, gifsets, whatever.

I was tagged by @radioactivepeasant

Alright, so, we’ve got…

Alien Uprising Part 3, Alien Ultimatum: The final part of the Tokyo Mew Mew fanfiction series I have been working on for five years now. The Tokyo Defenders are on a time crunch in the weeks leading up to the Summer Solstice to find the last two elements that will allow them to defeat Mylo and his team. And now that they know that Deep Blue is back from the dead, the stakes are even higher than before. There’s drama and angst, but also two chapters that are more or less a Ouran High School Host Club parody so… Yeah, it’s a lot of things. (On Fanfiction.net)

The Rival: Alternate Season 2 for Voltron: Legendary Defender and predominately fueled by various pre-Season 2 headcanons. Centers around a rivalry between Pidge and the boy who is the reason they got caught hacking into the Garrison: Shiro’s younger brother, Shinji. Now, after a sudden trip back to Earth for the Paladins to defend their home, Shinji–along with Tali, the engineer from Matt and Shiro’s team back at the Garrison, and Lani, Hunk’s childhood best friend who runs a blog about Voltron–has joined Team Voltron in space to defend the universe. Oh, and Shiro is the only one in the Castle who has absolutely no idea about Pidge and Shinji’s rivalry. Awkward. (On AO3 and Fanfiction.net)

Just Like Magic: Voltron: Legendary Defender college AU fic that centers around Muggle Quidditch. Shidge slow-burn. (Before anyone says anything or comes at me with a pitchfork, this is an AU, so characters have been aged up and down appropriately for this fic.) Shiro wears a different nerdy t-shirt practically every chapter, and also has a cat named Captain Jean Luc Purr-Card. Pidge tries to be healthy and exercise, an effort that almost always tries to kill her. The Galra are still jerks. Slav is there and more or less breaks the fourth wall on a regular basis. (On AO3)

Era of Destiny: Original novel. Every generation, there are thirteen powerful enchantresses called Jewels and known by their unmistakable eye colors and talents. They are peace-keepers, and help protect the Magic world from the Non-magic world. They are ordinary, every day teenagers bound together by fate and destiny. Except… This Era is different. Every few generations, there is a Nox Jewel who wields the powers of Sorcerers. Usually, it is one of the least powerful Jewels who bears this curse. However, this time, it is a very powerful Jewel, the second-most powerful. And, worse, the magic world is turning on the Jewels for reasons unknown. War is brewing from an unknown source. And the person behind it is determined to pin the blame on the Jewels…

Works on Hiatus:

Girl with a Porpoise: A Tokyo Mew Mew AU where Lettuce is the leader instead of Ichigo and Pie arrived on Earth first. Features a nifty little love triangle between Lettuce, Pie, and Ryou. Will hopefully get worked on/updated this fall. (On FF.Net)

Blindsided: A post-canon Tokyo Mew Mew Gurple fic where Pie is blinded in an accident. Extremely slow burn. Unsure if story will be completed due to author hating her writing in comparison to other works. (On FF.Net)

Upcoming Stuff:

Lance-centric One Shot: A one-shot featuring headcanons about everyone’s favorite Blue Paladin for his birthday in July.

A 5 Times Fic: A VLD fic I’m working to prepare for posting. Basically, five times the Paladins surprised their families back on Earth, and the one time their families surprised them. Will be alternately fluffy and angsty.

Vibrant Souls: TMM AU Gurple fic. Inspired by OTP prompts here on tumblr. Pie has always been colorblind and his parents told him that he’ll be able to see in color once he finds his soulmate. The older Pie gets, the more he stops believing that this is a possibility. Until on the first day of his third year of high school, he is nearly run over by a klutzy first year with green hair and blue eyes–colors he can suddenly see–and he realizes she’s his soulmate. The problem? She’s crushing on her classmate, Ryou Shirogane. He has exactly one school year to get her to fall in love with him.

The Rival Prequel: The story of how Keith’s parents met.

And a few other one-shots for both TMM and VLD, as well as some other original pieces.

I tag @orcaspanielmermaids, @angelitalysrg and @peacefulcraze

anonymous asked:

How did you get into TMM?

Wow. That’s… Look, I was going to answer that in an author’s note at the end of today’s chapter of Alien Ultimatum. I kept writing it and deleting it. But… I guess someone *glares up at the sky* wants me to tell it. I’m just going to do it here instead of as an Author’s Note. But go ahead and read the new chapter first. Then come back.

I’m sorry it was an angsty chapter. Here’s a gif of a puppy to make up for it.

Originally posted by this-is-all-temporary

Alright, so, to answer your question, it’s a combination of a funny and sad story of how I got into TMM, actually. At least, I find it kind of funny; other people might just find it sad. Maybe not a ‘ha ha ha’ funny, but more of an ironic funny. I watched Mew Mew Power as a kid on Saturday mornings. When I got into my teens, I kept having these vague recollections of a pink-haired cat girl. Nothing else. No plot, no other characters, nothing. But I… I didn’t really actually decide to search for more information until the spring of my junior year of high school, back in 2012.

My older cousin had just died. After years of fighting leukemia, he had finally won and was out of pain. It was… It was expected, but it was still hard. Is still hard, five years later. So grief kind of works in weird ways, and that’s how a few weeks after the funeral, I was up at midnight searching Wikipedia, bouncing from one page to another trying to figure out who that pink-haired cat girl was and the show she belonged to. I think at that point I was struggling to take comfort in things that I knew made me happy–music, soccer, books, and especially with the first fandom I was active with, Star Wars, I think mostly due to the fact that it was one of the fandoms I shared with my cousin–so I think searching for TMM was a combination of looking for something different as a distraction as well as finally saying “alright, I keep having good memories of this, whatever it is, and I might as well figure out what exactly it is.”

I got my sister–who watched it with me as a kid–and my younger brother and we rewatched Mew Mew Power on YouTube. When we ran out of that, I found that the library had all of the manga, which promptly got requested and devoured between me and my sister. And, well, sometime in June 2012 I got an idea for a short TMM fanfiction. The first chapter was posted on a whim as a way to pass time. Five years later, that short story turned into a stupidly long trilogy that I’m still working on. This was something that made me happy in a pretty unhappy time for me, and I’m glad I’ve been able to share it with others and make others happy with it.

So that, kids, is how I got into Tokyo Mew Mew.

And, yes, I based some of Kentaro off of my cousin; he was brilliant and smart, and wanted to be a doctor, and loved his siblings very much. But he was also this brilliant light for Christ, who as an eighteen year old college freshman who was just diagnosed with cancer knew exactly where he would go after he died, it was only a matter of when, who touched every single life he crossed paths with. Many of the people who attended his funeral came to Christ because of him and his battle with leukemia. I still miss him everyday, though I’m pretty sure I’ve gone through the stages of grief at least once already.