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Sea Witchery: a Brief Overview

Originally posted by mermaids-luv

At the request of so many followers, I have decided to mock up a little bit of information on Sea Magick and Sea Witchery.  This is just a brief overview to give you some information when wanting to research or begin working with the ocean, storms, the tides, and the many creatures associated with the sea. 

However, I will caution you that the many sea creatures (especially the Merfolk) are not very forgiving creatures, thus they can be pretty tough to handle for beginner, baby witches.  It takes an experience sea hag to get them to cooperate properly, so keep this in mind when studying them.

Once again, this is a brief overview and introduction to my craft and path.  if you have any questions, you can direct them to me via PM or ASK.

Let’s get started!

WHAT IS A SEA WITCH?

Traditionally, sea witches are witches who appear among sailors or others involved in the seafaring trade. Sea witches use witchcraft related to the moon, tides, and the weather, and are believed to have complete control over the seas. Many sailors fell prey to the sea witches curse on ships and were finally delivered to the one who rules all.  In some folklore, sea witches are described as phantoms, ghosts,or in the form of a mermaid. These creatures would then have the power to control the fates of ships and seamen.

As the name implies, sea witches are believed to be able to control many aspects of nature relating to water, most commonly the ocean or sea. However, in more modern times, sea witches can also practice witchcraft on or near any source of water: lakes, rivers, bath tubs, or even simply a bowl of salt water.

In addition to their powers over water, sea witches could often control the wind. A common feature of many tales was a rope tied into three knots, which witches often sold to sailors to aid them on a voyage. Pulling the first knot could yield a gentle, southeasterly wind, while pulling two could generate a strong northerly wind.

Sea witches often improvise on what they have, rather than making purchases from a store or from another person. Common tools include clam, scallop, or oyster shells in place of bowls or cauldrons. Other items include seaweed, fishing net, shells, sea grass, driftwood, pieces of sea glass, and even sand.

Other types of titles they use are: sirens, water witches, storm witches, and sea hags.

DO SEA WITCHES HAVE CERTAIN PERSONALITY TRAITS?

Eh, there isn’t really a specific type of person the sea calls to, however I have met many sea witches that would be described as walking contradictions.  Much like the sea, we can be quite flexible, but also forceful.  Moods tend to fluctuate with the tides and lunar cycle.  Hags both enjoy and love music and poetry; are quite expressive with their emotions, but also don’t easily award entry into their hearts; and can easily win the attention of a crowd, but then seek solitude in the comfort of their own homes.  You would be hard-pressed to find a stagnant sea witch–they’ll always be on the move, searching and discovering.  However, be warned: if you fall in love with one you must understand that a sea hag’s heart belongs to the Sea first and foremost, forever and always, and it calls to them over the span of lifetimes.

WHERE DOES THEIR POWER COME FROM?

For the most part, sea witches draw their power directly from the source: the Ocean.  You’ll find that many of them, even landlocked sea hags, have trinkets from the shore and enjoy baths, storms, and the moonlight.  Of course, there are many different kinds of sea witches all over the world and it really just depends on what seafaring folk culture they subscribe to that determines their power source.

DO SEA WITCHES HAVE SPECIFIC DEITIES THEY WORSHIP?

I am not even lying–there are HUNDREDS upon HUNDREDS of water and sea deities that sea witches call upon for aid and worship.  Probably the most popular would be Poseidon, Neptune, Lir, Gong-Gong, Hapi, Sobek,  Agwé, Aegaeon, Delphin, the Gorgons, Samundra, Pariacaca, Watatsumi, Rongomai, Njord, Nix, and even Davey Jones.

One of the beauties of being a sea witch is that you can call on many ancient and powerful deities to aid you in your craft.  However, I do advise that you make sure that these deities do not come from a culture/religion/belief system that is closed.  You can check out a full list of water/sea/storm deities here.

WHAT ARE SOME TOOLS SEA WITCHES USE?

*TAKES A DEEP BREATH*

Water (salt, fresh, or storm), sand, sea shells and cockles, sea glass, driftwood, ship wood, compasses, maps, mirrors, bowls and chalices, sea weed, sea grass, fish and fish bones, coral, telescopes, sand dollars, pearls, bath salts/bombs/goodies, sea salt, linen, umbrellas and mops, windchimes, ropes, weather vanes, and blood are just some of the few tools we use in our practice.

TELL US ABOUT MERMAIDS!

The Mer or Merfolk are probably one of the more popular topics when it comes to sea witchery.  I get questions all the time like “DO YOU TALK TO MERMAIDS?” or “HOW CAN I GET A MERMAID TO BEFRIEND ME?” or “AREN’T MERMAIDS JUST THE COOLEST?”

The Merfolk are an integral part of sea witch culture, but they aren’t the end all be all when it comes to water spirits/fae/demons/entities.  There are so many to work with and all have interesting backstories.  But let’s talk about the Merfolk for a moment…

Depending to what you school you subscribe to, the Merfolk (also known as mermaids) could be fae, demon, or simply water spirits.  Some believe that  the Merfolk are a species of kithain (also known as changeling or fae.) Ancient and unknowable, the Merfolk pose something of a problem to both fae and human alike. The arrogance of the mer is tempered only by their truly alien natures.  The Merfolk claim that they are the sole legacy of the Tuatha De Danann, the oldest fae on Earth, dreamed long before any human ever set foot on land. When curious people ask how this could be, the merfolk are disconcertingly vague and ambiguous.

As I have stated before on the blog, the Merfolk are certainly an odd lot. The product of a totally alien mindset, the mer are simultaneously deadly, serious and playful, highly ritualized and completely free spirited, repressed and yet libidinous as a drunken prom date. The first thing one will notice about a mer is his incredible arrogance. Of course, as far as they are concerned, they have every right to be arrogant. After all, in their minds, they do rule the world.

Other mythologies tell us that mermaids are the bane of seamen.  These half-fish, half-women lured countless sailors to their deaths. Breathtakingly beautiful humans from their torso-upwards, their lower bodies where those of fish, complete with scales. Men find their songs irresistible and follow them willingly into the sea. Mermaids can be caught and held in exchange for the wishes they grant. The males of the species, Mermen, are regarded as vicious creatures who raised storms for the purpose of sinking men’s ships.  Occasionally they are successfully courted by human men. The offspring of such pairings are often granted great powers in healing by their mothers.

In short, mermaids are extremely beautiful, temperamental, powerful, and dangerous.  They are not to be confused with Sirens, either, and find contempt at the very accusation.  I will probably go into more detail about Merfolk magic in a different post.

WHAT ARE OTHER WATER SPIRITS THAT WE CAN WORK WITH?

Again, like the deities, there are so many different kinds of water spirits and this topic in of itself could be an entire article.  So, here is a brief list and some traits about my favorites…

SIRENS

In Greek mythology, the Sirens (Greek singular: Σειρήν Seirēn; Greek plural: Σειρῆνες Seirēnes) were dangerous creatures, who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Roman poets placed them on some small islands called Sirenum scopuli. In some later, rationalized traditions, the literal geography of the “flowery” island of Anthemoessa was somewhere tucked in a cape, with rocky shores and cliffsides.

Sirens were believed to combine women and birds in various ways. In early Greek art, Sirens were represented as birds with large women’s heads, bird feathers and scaly feet. Later, they were represented as female figures with the legs of birds, with or without wings, playing a variety of musical instruments, especially harps.

UNDINES

These are the elemental spirits of water. Their magic centers upon this element, whose course and function they can control. Undines exist within the water itself and cannot be seen with normal human vision. Their homes are typically within the coral caves in lakes or upon the banks of rivers, though smaller undines may choose to live under lily pads. Their appearance is similar to human beings in most cases, with the exception of those living in smaller streams or ponds. Undine clothing is shimmery, reflecting all the colors of water though green is typically the predominant color.Every body of water is home to undines, from ocean waves, to rocky pools, to marshlands, to rivers, to lakes and ponds. Even waterfalls and fountains have an undine living in their midst.

SELKIES

The shapeshifting selkies, who are also known as silkies or roane (Gaelic for seal), occupy the seas surrounding the Orkney and Shetland isles. The exact nature of their undersea world is uncertain, though some believe it to be encased in giant air bubbles. Their true forms are those of faeries or humans, though they take the form of large seals when traveling the through the oceans. In particular: great seals and grey seals are said to take human forms. Older tales tell that selkies are only able to take on human forms on certain nights of the year, such as Midsummer’s Eve or All Hallows.

Occasionally they encounter humankind, sometimes becoming their mates. A human male may take a selkie female as his wife if he finds her seal skin on the beach and hides it from her. In the end she always recovers the skin and returns to the sea, though she may return occasionally to watch over her human family from the safety of the waves.

A human woman may bear the child of a selkie male if she weeps seven tears or seven drops of blood in the nighttime sea. Such relationships are rarely lasting. Seven years hence, the selkie would return for his child, offering the mother a fee for nursing her own babe.

BEANSIDHE/BANSHEE

One of the most dreaded and best known of the Irish faeries is the Banshee, properly named the Beansidhe literally, “woman fairy.” The Irish have many names for her (perhaps they feared invocation of her true name may invoke her presence?) They included: Washer of the Shrouds, Washer at the Banks, Washer at the Ford and the Little Washer of Sorrow. The Scottish called her Cointeach, literally “one who keens.” To the cornish she was Cyhiraeth and to the Welsh either Cyoerraeth or Gwrach y Rhibyn, which translates as “Hag of the Dribble” (to the Welsh she sometimes appear as a male). In Brittany her name is Eur-Cunnere Noe.

The Beansidhe is an extremely beautiful faery, possessing long, flowing hair, red eyes (due to continuous weeping) and light complexions. They typically donn green dresses with gray cloaks. Their wailing foretells of a death nearby, though it never causes such a death (which is why they are wrongly feared.) 

As her other names might suggest, she frequently appears as a washerwoman at the banks of streams. In these cases, she is called the Bean Nighe (pronounced “ben-neeyah”). The clothing she washed takes different forms depending upon the legend. Sometimes it is burial shrouds, others it is the bloodstained clothing of those who will soon die. This particular version of the Bean Sidhe is Scottish in origin and unlike the Irish version, she is extremely ugly, sometimes described as having a single nostril, one large buck tooth, webbed feet and extremely long breasts, which she must throw over her shoulders to prevent them getting in the way of her washing . Her long stringy hair is partially covered with a hood and a white gown or shroud is her main wardrobe. The skin of the Beansidhe is often wet and slimy as if she had just been pulled from a moss covered lake. They are rumored to be the ghosts of women who died in childbirth and will continue to wash until the day they should have died. The keening music of Irish wakes, called caoine, is said to have been derived from the wails of the Beansidhe.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS?

The Sea giveth and the Sea taketh away.  The sea is both mother and reaper, passionate and cold, serene and turbulent, loving and cruel, generous and vicious.  And if you meet a sea witch, you’ll know this to be true:

Neither chains of steel, nor chains of love, can keep her from the Sea.

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The John Green Playlist

Certain songs make you feel a type of way and so do John Green books. As I have said before, I love it when you read a book and there are songs that fit the ‘mood’ of the book. When I read John Green books, I listen to mostly indie, alternative music. Because I feel that that is the type of music that fits his books the most. I also feel like John’s characters would be the types of people to listen to indie/alternative music.

Here, I’ve compiled a playlist of 10 songs each for four of John Green’s novels. I’ll list down the title of the book along with the ‘theme’ of music that I think most suits the story/mood of the book.

(I know that TFIOS and Paper Towns have their own movie soundtracks, and both are really good soundtracks. But I enjoy making my own playlists)

1. The Fault in our Stars //Heartbreaking Love Story//
These are songs that give the listener a ‘heartbreaking love story’ feel. The kind of songs that ‘pluck on your heartstrings’
- Bloom by The Paper Kites
- One Day by Kodaline
- Firefly by Ed Sheeran
- Paint by The Paper Kites
- King and Lionheart by Of Monsters and Men
- Pretend We’re in a Movie by New Politics
- Stardust by New Politics
- Halcyon by The Paper Kites
- Vanilla Twilight by Owl City
- What You Wanted - One Republic

2. An Abundance of Katherines //Carpe Diem//
These are the songs that give you the desire to jump up and carry out the latin phrase ‘Carpe Diem’ which means ‘Seize the day’ or ‘make the most of each moment’
- Trojans by Atlas Genius
- Heroes by David Bowie
- Simple Song by The Shins
- Whatever by Oasis
- Smile by Mikky Ekko
- In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
- The World is Watching by Two Door Cinema Club
- A Comet Appears by The Shins
- Something Good by alt-J
- Save Rock and Roll by Fall Out Boy

3. Paper Towns //Roadtrip//
Basically, songs you’d listen to while on a roadtrip with your friends. These songs also give you that ‘In a car with the windows rolled down and the wind on my face’ kind of feel.
- Chocolate by The 1975
- Different Colors by Walk the Moon
- Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones
- Take a Walk by Passion Pit
- Houdini by Foster the People
- It’s Time by Imagine Dragons
- Tear in my Heart by Twenty One Pilots
- The Kids Aren’t Alright by Fall Out Boy
- Another Night on Mars by The Maine
- Everywhere I Go (Kings and Queen) by New Politics

4. Looking For Alaska //Teen Angst//
Songs about raging demons, self-hatred, regret, bitterness, depression, things Alaska Young might listen to.
- Kitchen Sink by Twenty One Pilots
- The Mess by The Naked and Famous
- Youth by Daughter
- Me by The 1975
- Never Let Me Go by Florence and the Machine
- Carmen by Lana Del Ray
- Asleep by the Smiths
- Conversation 16 by The National
- Under the Gun by The Killers
- Walk Away by Dia Frampton

So that was another one of my ‘Book Playlists’ I hope you guys liked it. And I will be posting a hell of a lot more of these because I love making them. The two things I love combined, music and books.

- Tris xD

My Fanfiction Recommendations for DEH

DEAR EVAN HANSEN

Updated: 8/14/17

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO END IN SUGGESTIONS

:ONESHOTS:

Title: Stop Being So Cute
Author: howboutinotdothis
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Everyone Lives AU
Rating: G
Words: 1.5k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10824270

Title: can’t find my way to you
Author: nosecoffee @nose-coffee
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Spider-Man AU
Rating: T
Words: 2.5k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11286006
(Has a prequel oneshot. God I’m so gullible for Spider-Man fics, save me. I really want more of this. Please????)

Title: I Think I Loaf You
Author: salemjune
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Bakery AU
Rating: T
Words: 2.5k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11275647
(Has a sequel oneshot. This???? Is???? Too?? Cute???? Ah fuck my cold heart can’t handle the fluff. But I really hope there is more of this, it’s really cute.)

Title: The Electrified Third Rail
Author: EmeraldAshes
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: College AU
Rating: T
Words: 3k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11282028
(Has a sequel oneshot, but this is really freakin adorable just sayin.)

Title: let us go then, you and I ( when the evening is spread out against the sky )
Author: wearealltalesintheend @wearealltalesintheend
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Hogwarts AU
Rating: T
Words: 3.3k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11297409

Title: Inked Flower
Author: Piper_Emerald @piperemerald
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Soulmate AU
Rating: T
Words: 3.7k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11142615
(I👏LOVE👏THIS👏FIC!!!!)

Title: it’s like i don’t know anything
Author: nosecoffee @nose-coffee
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Fake Relationship AU
Rating: T
Words: 4.5k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10979769
(Has a sequel series!! And it’s really good!!!! I love this fic a lot. I love the humor and I love how Connor and Evan just get to know each other and it’s hilarious and cute and ahhhhh.)

Title: Bind
Author: Piper_Emerald @piperemerald
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Soulmate AU
Rating: T
Words: 5.3k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11630343

Title: Tree Tattoos
Author: sleepysweaters
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Soulmate AU
Rating: T
Words: 7.1k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11434641

:MINIS: (2-4 Chapters)

Title: one a.m.
Author: Piper_Emerald @piperemerald
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Coffee Shop AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 3/3
Words: 4.5k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11684427
(I kinda wish this went on for a little bit longer? But, then again this author already has ANOTHER coffee shop AU (that you’ll see) that is really good.)

Title: On Cacti, Adult Braces, and Sunshine
Author: yukiawison
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: College AU
Rating: G
Chapters: 2/2
Words: 8.7k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11319090
(Fuck, fuck, fuck. Why are these all so fluffy??? And the braces????? Ahhhhhhhh.)

:FINISHED SERIES:

Title: Headline News
Author: TheaterTherapy
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Thespian AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 10/10
Words: 12k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11354667

Title: Small Hot Chocolate, No Whip
Author: yukiawison
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Coffee Shop AU
Rating: G
Chapters: 6/6
Words: 20k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11056569
(Coffee Shop AUs are popular as you can see. But I enjoy them too, so whose complaining? This one is short and sweet and full of fluff!! (With a little angst but with Connor… y'know.))

Title: Stopping Time
Author: JustYourAverageFanboy
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Timer Soulmates AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 24/24
Words: 29k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11241084

Title: Pretending
Author: Piper_Emerald @piperemerald
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Fake Relationship AU
Rating: G
Chapters: 16/16
Words: 33k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11407836
(As you can maybe tell now, I’m quite a fan of this author.)

Title: Stars In Our Eyes
Author: HamiltonTrash
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Soulmate AU
Rating: M
Chapters: 16/16
Words: 42k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10879824
(Has a finished sequel as well. I very much love this one as it was one of my first DEH fics and it’s pretty good for it being one of the first ones I read.)

Title: While You Were Sleeping
Author: Piper_Emerald @piperemerald
Ship: Tree Bros minor Galaxy Girls
Type: Based of the Movie
Rating: T
Chapters: 17/17
Words: 43k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11307684
(I don’t know the movie?? But I still really loved this fic. It’s kinda like a role reversal kind of fic, but not really. Idk but love it!)

Title: Black Hole
Author: aliensinflowercrowns @aliensinflowercrowns
Ship: Tree Bros minor Galaxy Girls
Type: Band AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 35/35
Words: 50k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11275152
(Has an ongoing prequel series. I’m so glad that the author and I talked and that they told me about this fic. Because it’s really great! Also… BALLET CONNOR OMFG ILOVEIT)

Title: Life Vest
Author: Piper_Emerald @piperemerald
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Coffee Shop AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 21/21
Words: 54k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11105676
(Ah, yes. This one. I really enjoyed this one. Especially with Connor’s character with his struggles with Zoe. It's… just so good. Read it.)

Title: Words Fail
Author: r_287
Ship: Tree Bros and Jared/Zoe
Type: Kinda??? Everyone Lives AU
Rating: NR (Major Character Death)
Chapters: 55/55
Words: 56k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10463292
(I’m not really, at all, a fan of the ending of this fic (I mean, I get what they were TRYING to do but it just made a lot of the story useless) but I really liked the beginning and such. Only read if you like sad endings I guess?)

Title: The Desperate Type
Author: chchchchcherrybomb @chchchchcherrybomb
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Everyone Lives AU
Rating: T (Violence)
Chapters: 22/22
Words: 88k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10549944
(Has multiple sequel oneshots and a prequel series. This. I just, I love this fic. SO MUCH! This was my very first DEH fic and I love every minute of it. If you haven’t read you must!! If you have, RE READ IT! I’ve re-read it so many time now I just love it.)

Title: Pain
Author: faraandmera @faronisisioni
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Everyone Lives AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 56/56
Words: 89k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10960893
(I do like this one, I think Evan recognizing Connor is like him like Connor does (maybe) in the musical and decides to not give up on him. Idk. I like it when Evan battles his anxieties. Cuz it’s hard and it’s just really admirable.)

:ONGOING SERIES:

Title: This Isn’t The End
Author: aliensinflowercrowns @aliensinflowercrowns
Ship: Tree Bros minor Galaxy Girls
Type: Childhood Friends AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 2/?
Words: 3k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11770959/chapters/26536557
(I was super happy to see this appear on Tumblr. The story so far is very good and I really cant wait to see where it all leads to.)

Title: All My Hope
Author: Piper_Emerald @piperemerald
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Kinda Ghost AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 3/?
Words: 8k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11762676/chapters/26515191
(AHHHHHHHHH OMFG ITS ONLY THREE CHAPTERS SO FAR AND IM ALREADY SO HOOKED!!!! This is why they are one of my fav authors. Such an original idea and I can’t wait to see it play out!)

Title: You Saved My Life Once
Author: Alchemized_Angel @anatoleisaslut
Ship: Tree Bros minor Galaxy Girls
Type: Everyone Lives AU
Rating: M (Violence)
Chapters: 13/?
Words: 19k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11031336

Title: Between the Pages
Author: AriMarris @arimarris
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Librarian!Connor AU
Rating: E (Smut)
Chapters: 1/3
Words: 22k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11105562
(I’ve been following this fic since BEFORE it came out. I just fuckin love it okay? And I’m just waiting and WAITING FOR MORE!)

Title: The Accountant in the Blue Suit
Author: TheaterTherapy
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Office AU
Rating: E (Smut)
Chapters: 7/?
Words: 24k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11629449/chapters/26151939
(Fuck, fuck, this is too cute!!!! Ahh!! I thought it was gonna just be all angst (though it hints at it later) but this is actually really cute???!!!)

Title: All We Do Is Run
Author: Ann_Knightley
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: College Roommates AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 21/?
Words: 25k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10982040
(I don’t really like the direction that the fic is planning on going (love triangles aint my thing), but before then it’s the best roommates fic I’ve read.)

Title: The Wrong Murphy
Author: HayleySykes_FandomQueen @theoperaghostsstudent
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Everyone Lives AU
Rating: NR
Chapters: 6/?
Words: 26k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10686540
(This is cute! It is slow on updates but it’s worth it! Just… I like it a lot k?)

Title: Night Talks
Author: smokeandwhispers @nb-connor
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Sorta Telepathic Bond AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 13/?
Words: 30k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11506344

Title: Chromaticity
Author: The_Forgotton_Nobody @scarlett-ice
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Soulmate AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 10/20
Words: 31k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11110623
(This is really cute. I really love where the story is going right now.)

Title: Jump
Author: bazwrites @transjared
Ship: Tree Bros minor Galaxy Girls and Jared/OC
Type: Everyone Lives AU
Rating: M
Chapters: 27/?
Words: 54k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10669914
(This is the most popular Tree Bros fic and it really deserves it. The writing is wonderful and I can’t help but just love it! I’m happy every time it updates.)

Title: Reinvention
Author: AceSparkleGirl @tearezicryrope
Ship: Tree Bros
Type: Connor and Evan were Friends Everyone Lives AU
Rating: T
Chapters: 31/?
Words: 60k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10692267

Title: Light
Author: adrawnangel
Ship: Tree Bros Minor Galaxy Girls and Jared/OC
Type: Everyone Lives AU
Rating: M
Chapters: 29/?
Words: 78k
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/11397288

Title: Dark Chocolate pt. 2

Title: Dark Chocolate 

Type: Fluff

Characters: Reader X Jaehyun

Word Count: 3, 018

A/N: help, I don’t know how to write fluff lmfao plus I listen to limitless and firetruck while writing this which is kinda the wrong song to listen to when you want to feel the fluffy emotion jfc. Also, it’s longer than what I’ve initially planned but, I hope yall enjoy this! Have fun!

Summary: It’s definitely not your fault that you’re allergic to chocolates. But the problem is, he doesn’t know about it at all.

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Soulmates - Hanzo x Fem!Reader

A/N: Sorry that I could think of a better title but I am drained after typing this. I also apologize for this taking so long. I’m happy with it and I hope you all enjoy!

Words: 7,510
Warnings: none


You wake with a start to someone pounding on your door.

“You have got to be kidding me!” you say groggily as you roll out of bed slowly and make your way to the door. Whoever was at your door was quite persistent as the knocking continued and only got louder. “All right, all right! I’m coming!” You swing the door open and look at the person on the other side up and down. He was wearing sunglasses and a dark suit. His hair was tied back and he stood with his hands clasped behind his back.

“Are you [Y/N]?” he asks.

“Uh, yeah. Who are you?” Not only were you annoyed, you were afraid now too.

“You applied for a job at the Shimada mansion and I am here to inform you that you have been hired,” he replied in a slightly accented, monotone voice.

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Mr. Brightside (Stark!Reader x Pietro Maximoff)

Word Count: 2183

Summary: Even though the reader and Pietro aren’t dating, Pietro still gets very jealous.

Warnings: alcohol, parties, cOMING OUT OF MY CAGE AND I’VE BEEN DOING JUST FINE

A/N: ya’ll. YA’LL. I don’t usually say ya’ll but here i am and i’m excited. This week is craaazy but i wanted to get this out to you asap. I hope you all enjoy! also i’m annoying and titled this as my fave 2000s emo jam


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Destruction, In The Name Of Love [Damon Salvatore x Reader].

Originally posted by wonderlandgirlforever

Not my gif. Gif credit goes to the amazing creator.


Requested by: Anonymous

Request: Hey could you please do a Damon Salvatore one shot where the reader is a newly turned vampire and she has a crush on Damon but thinks he’s so massively in love w/ Elena cuz she’s like this perfect vampire? So like in the beginning her humanity is on but eventually she gets fed up and turns it off & reeks havoc? & like Damon was helping her adjust…hope that makes sense haha but yea in the end the end up together please? I also don’t mind whoever writes it. Both of u r great writers!

A/N: Oh goodness! There’s so much within this request and definitely a lot of places I can take this; which is really good! I’m so proud of this, I think it’s my best Damon one so far. Thanks so much for requesting, I hope you enjoy what I’ve come up with! Thanks also for your kind words, Admin Kat and I really appreciate them! - Admin Erika💖  


Title: Destruction, In The Name Of Love [Damon Salvatore x Reader].

Type of piece: Fic.

Pairings: Damon Salvatore x Reader, hints of Elena x Damon (the reader thinks they’re in love).

Word Count: 1,888 words.

Warnings: Thoughts of unrequited love, possible violence because of humanity being turned off, not much fluff, more angst but happy ending. (Let me know if I’ve forgotten anything, love’s.)

Disclaimer: I don’t own TVD but L. J. Smith does!


You looked after Damon, watching as he walked away, counting each step he took without consciously realising it. You sighed, a ball of tension settling deep in your gut as you once again reminded yourself that Damon was in love with Elena and could never fall in love with someone like you. There was no way that you could ever compare to someone like Elena; she was beautiful, smart, popular, and you were… well, you.

The tension in your gut moved, churning in your stomach and making you feel sick. It’d been so long since you’d acknowledged your feelings for Damon, and yet you still hadn’t come clean about them to him. You’d told Stefan, who had been sworn to secrecy on pain of spilling his embarrassing secrets. Stefan had told you to give it time, and you had. But how much time? You’d given it years, waiting for your feelings for Damon to die down, fizzle out, but they hadn’t. If anything, all you’d seen him go through had just solidified, strengthened your feelings for him. There was no end in sight for you.

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anonymous asked:

recs on camboy jimin? it can be any type of pairing! :)

Anonymous said:
and can it be bottom jimin pls? thank you! -camboy jimin anon

Why of course, it’s a bit of a weakness of mine ;) Enjoy!

**JIKOOK**

Title: Baby I Like Your Style
Author: taetaeq
Rating: Explicit
Length: 1–5k words
Genre: Smut
Summary: Jimin started recording himself when he got a boyfriend who had a thing for recording them while they were fucking. It was also at that time when he made a blog on tumblr and started posting short videos, gifs and pictures of himself. His followers loved his big ass, big perky lips, thick cock and chubby fingers. He even became friends with another guy who also owned a gay porn blog on tumblr and frequently posted videos of himself. Jimin wasn’t very into internet romance but the the guy was exactly his type - he was tall, muscular and had a big thick cock that Jimin would absolutely pay to suck.

Title: Camboy Meets What
Author: jiminpepper
Rating: Explicit
Length: 1–5k words
Genre: Smut
Summary: When Jimin’s holding a camboy stream, he notices there’s a stranger in his house. A hot stranger. He would’ve gotten up to close the door but he’s horny and he has an audience to please.

Title: Mochi Kisses
Author: Sxnee
Rating: Mature
Length: 10–15k words
Genre: Smu, Fluff
Summary: Jimin decides to start a new career to pay his way though college: a cam model.

Title: On Your Knees, Pretty
Author: vyrantiumblack
Rating: Explicit
Length: 10–15k words
Genre: Smut, Slice of Life
Summary: Jungkook is a college student busting his hump in a thankless job. He’s tired of work and school so he gets his relief by watching his favorite amateur porn star, Jimin. It doesn’t hurt that said amateur porn star attends the same school and even works at Jungkook’s favorite campus cafe.

Title: Picture Me With You
Author: novilunar
Rating: Explicit
Length: 5–10k words
Genre: Smut
Summary: Dealing with being in the same class as his favourite camboy is not an easy task for Jungkook

**OTHER PAIRINGS**

Title: Check One Two
Author: gangbang
Rating: Explicit
Length: 5–10k words
Genre: Smut
Summary: for the first time ever, camboy jimin has a couple of guests on his show. or: Local Twink Gets Fucked Hard and Raw by Two Hotties.

Title: For Your Eyes, Only
Author: milkwithcalsehun
Rating: Mature
Length: 5–10k words
Genre: Slow Burn, Smut
Summary: When a curious Taehyung clicks on a live webcam instead of his usual meme page.

Title: Here We Go (This is a Bad Idea)
Author: Skittiea
Rating: Explicit
Length: 10–15k words
Genre: Smut
Summary: “What!?” Jimin hadn’t meant to screech the word so loudly – especially with them being in the middle of a café – but he couldn’t help it. He was sure he was hearing things, sure his ears were blocked or faulty because he most certainly did not hear Kim Taehyung just suggest Jimin become a camboy.

Edit: Ahh I just realized these two fics below were top!jimin after going through them again, I’m so sorry about that! I don’t want to remove them in case someone else is interested in reading them, but feel free to disregard these if you’d really prefer bottom!jimin :) Sorry again!

Title: Shake it, Break it (Make it Hot for Me)
Author: taetaeq
Rating: Explicit
Length: 1–5k words
Genre: Smut, Fluff
Summary: Jeongguk found this streaming website where people recorded themselves masturbating or having sex just few days ago but he already had his favourite channel and he doubted anyone could change it. ChimCham, as the owner of the channel called himself, had the most drop-dead gorgeous thighs Jeongguk has ever seen. Perfectly toned and thick looked absolutely amazing in any shorts Chim wore starting the broadcast and even better when he took them off.

Title: Watch Me
Author: Vulgarwords
Rating: Explicit
Length: 1–5k words
Genre: Smut
Summary: Jimin puts a whole new meaning on the guy-next-door, one that Yoongi is intimately aware of.
Note: Part 1 of the “Can You Feel My Heart?” series, Part 2 being Listen to Me

My pastel prince

Summary: Pastel!Dan gets the amazing news that his boyfriend, Punk!Phil, is moving to his town. Dan gets bullied by his classmates and Phil finds out about it, but that Phil knows, doesn’t work out very well for Dan.

Excerpt: Dan had never been the reckless type, always choosing to take the safe route, not doing anything out of the ordinary. That excludes his wardrobe by the way, as that mainly consists of pastel colored sweaters and jeans. Also flower crowns, if he didn’t have one on his head, something was seriously wrong. Dan wasn’t very populair because of the way he liked to dress and he didn’t have any friends because of it. He did have a boyfriend however, but he lived about 250 kilometers away. Okay, maybe Dan did do things that were out of the ordinary, but that didn’t matter, right?

Genre: fluff, little bit of angst
Warnings: violence-bullying, implied smut (but nothing happens really) 

Word count: 13.042 

A/N: Holy shit! I’ve worked on this for half a year, it’s my baby! I really really hope you enjoy this. Giant shout out to Manon for proofreading and being enthusiastic about the story nearly every step of the way, you helped a lot <3
(Sorry about the title by the way, I’m apparently creative enough to create 13k coherent words but cannot come up with a less unoriginal and corny title)
~Lonneke 

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A+ (High School AU!) Special Ending for 400 Followers!

category: FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOF, and little bit crack

pairing: eunwoo X reader

note: hi guys! i would like to thank you all for supporting me as i dive into the world of writing on tumblr and express myself through cheesy ASTRO scenarios. we hit 400 followers! WOOT WOOT! so to celebrate, i prepared a special secret ending thus continuing the life (Y/N) and Eunwoo have after reuniting in Korea… i love A+ so much and a wave of nostalgia hit me when i typed the title :’) so yeah this is gonna be extra fluffy bc i know how much you guys love fluff <3 tyty ily hope u enjoy and continue to watch me grow here :) (also, if you haven’t read the rest of my A+ series yet then please do before you read this chapter because it’ll make everything better)

warnings: toddler giraffe sanha and embarrassing teacher names


“Sanha you take that back right now!”

Sanha stuck his tongue out at Eunwoo and continued to jump on the couches while chanting, “I love Mommy better than Daddy!”

“You little piece of shi-”

“Eunwoo! We’re going to be late! Also, no cussing in this house!” you rushed into the kitchen with a blazer on, hair tied back, and your dress shoes halfway on your foot.

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Puzzle Piece

Request: Gosh I’ve had a really bad day so could u do something with captain cold? Anything sweet and fluffy really. Maybe reader doesn’t fit in in the team and feels really awkward and alone and len helps? Thank you!

A/N: Of course! I meant to get this up on wednesday but I totally got sidetracked with that Arrow episode. Anyway, I hope you like this. I tried to make it as sweet as possible. Also, I usually include the title in these or some how relate to the title but not this one, apparently. Don’t know what happened there. But, I’m not gonna change it. Enjoy! 

Pairing: Leonard Snart x Fem!Reader

Words: 796

Summary: (Y/N) is very sad and Len’s gonna make her happy.

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Welcome to Week Two of Ichiruki Month 2017!

I hope you enjoy AU week as much as I will!

Here are this week’s prompts:

  • Monday: Coffee Shop
  • Tuesday: Historical
  • Wednesday: Florist
  • Thursday: Spy/Assassin
  • Friday: Superheroes

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You can also submit links to your fanwork to us! If you are submitting, please make sure you provide the following information in your submission:

  • Check the appropriate box.
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(thanks to @kingkuchiki for the absolutely gorgeous banner)

you’ve got the run of the place, now that you’re running around (and may kindness, kindness, kindness abound)

Summary:  “Grandpère,” she says, firmly, because they are all but alone amongst the hedges and Papa says it is alright to call him that when they are alone. She is not sure if he is really her grandfather, not truly – but she feels right, calling him so, and he always looks so pleased when she does. She has been doing it all afternoon for just that reason, in fact, and each time – well, Marie thinks, there is a warmth. Her fingers tighten around his, and he does not move to take his hand away, but rather squeezes firmly back. “Tell me the story about the princess in the castle.”

gather round folks for phil has done it again (”it” being neglected her studies to write cathartic fic). this idea has been in my head for weeks, but something happened just last saturday that really planted this seed in my heart firmly and so couldn’t rest until i’d actually written it. i did do some research into the history surrounding it, though don’t quote me on anything, because i’m playing really fast and loose, here, but marie therese was really a daughter of louis xiv and his wife was really spanish. also, going by book canon, sources seem to agree that aramis managed to outlive all his friends and live solidly past his mid-sixties, and since anne historically died of breast cancer at 64, I figured this made sense, if you are able to put aside your Historical Math Goggles and just agree to cry bittersweet tears with me. title is from joanna newsom’s “esme”. enjoy!

“Grandpère?”

“Yes, ma chère?”

“Grandpère, Papa has seemed very concerned of late.”

It is a mild day, the type of day where the sun is just warm enough to make one’s skin feel caught in a gentle embrace. The sky is a soft blue, and the air has but a hint of damp to it that settles well in one’s chest. A soft breeze skitters over the two figures in the garden and sweeps up through the rose bushes and into the open sky.

Along the stone path leading down to the hedges, the old man and little girl still in their walk. A bird calls somewhere across the gardens, but the little girl is not concerned with the bird, nor even with the mildness of the day; she remembers her governess once say that she is too young to appreciate fine weather for its own sake, outside of an opportunity to play outdoors. She, personally, does not agree with this assessment; she is perfectly appreciative of the weather. Right now, though, she has some very important matters weighing upon her mind.

Her grandfather, who knows this, reaches over and pats her shoulder, sighing very slightly.

“Here, over here, let us sit down for a moment.”

“Are you going to answer my question?” asks the little girl, not moving – not because she is not sensitive to an old man’s aching feet, but more in a way that suggests she and the old man are kindred spirits, of a sort, and just now she is quite sure of his evasive tone and intent.

“Maria,” says the old man, tilting his head in a manner which the little girl knows means he is about to tease her. “You did not ask me a question.”

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A/N: after seeing mingyu’s stage outfit yesterday at the gyongbuk sports festival, i was inspired to write this lil fic/long drabble!!!! so…praise!! but ya i wrote this when i woke up this morning so this is not a request and im sure no one wanted even more mingyu smut but at least im over my smut writers block!!! and yes lmao im working on the dom!soonyoung smut before any1 asks. also pardon the title/banner cuz imo this was written so randomly it doesnt rly deserve an actual title lol and i hopefully will do these more often so there might be a Random Drabble 02 and 03!!!

also its abt to get really nasty lmao facials are my fave

fic type: (not entirely a fic but) smut with fem!reader
rated: m
warnings: basically no plot just sex, blowjob, facial, (slight?) daddy kink, cute pet names, slight humiliation, aftercare (IM AN AFTERCARE WHORE??) fem!masturbation, also casual cum tasting??, anyways this is too long to be a drabble but too short to be a fic so here ya go enjoy~
word count: 1300

- diamond

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Dark obsessions- a BTS Jungkook X reader part 2 of 4

part 1 is here

Part 3 is here

Part 4 is here

Dark obsessions part 2

Note: Hi! I’ve finally posted part 2, I really hope you enjoy it, i’m sorry if it’s too long I tried to cut it down. I gave this series a new title as you can see, thank you to everyone who has read this! I really appreciate it, it makes me so so happy.  Fighting!!! ~ Zinny :)

Big thank you to @hushhushkaneki​ for helping me with this, ily!!

Word count: 7,690

Genre: rough-ish Smut, a little bit of fluff/angst

Rating: M read at your own risk

This is a Jeon Jungkook imagine/fanfic where you are both playing at a risky game, him being your brothers best friend and also your “ FWB ”/fuckbuddy type thing that nobody can know about but what he doesn’t know is that you have always loved him and what you don’t know is what dark fantasies he has planned for you…but what happens when your secret gets let out and your two different worlds start to fall and crash apart…Enjoy ;)

Dark Obsessions~ Jungkook fanfic Part 2

That night you lay perfectly in each other’s arms, talking about nonsense, laughing and crying and kissing between. Jungkook felt something, or a feeling which was strange and unfamiliar grow within him …but Tae wasn’t as dumb as both of you had thought

As he watched you leave absent-minded to your part time job—a waitress at the local coffee shop—Taehyung clenched his fists in a tight ball; how had he been so fucking blind not to see it? He added the math together in the morning as you ate breakfast: the chain of red and purple love bites that you tried to hide unsuccessfully behind your scarf, the extreme tiredness shadowing over your eyes and your dry voice every morning, the way you were walking funnily and most of all the sound of his voice coming from your room last night.

Tae laughed dryly to himself and shook his head in disbelief, he hadn’t been imagining it that his best friend of ten fucking years was between his little sisters legs last night when he came to check up on you. It was his voice for sure and his name that was repeated over and over like a cursed broken record. Best friend, Tae felt like crushing his phone in his right hand. A best friend who enjoyed fucking his sister behind his back for the past year - Jeon Jungkook.

Taehyung sent him a brief text from his phone, telling him to meet him up by the park and shoved it into his Jean pocket. Pulling his hood up over his head and storming out of the house, a deep scowl etched on his face and an internal battle taking place.

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Hope Afterlife Services (i)

The feeling of mourning has long left Hoseok’s inhuman soul. But now, after one unspeakable rule has been broken, the Grim Reaper is stuck with a new type of feeling; regret.


Pairing: Grim Reaper! Hoseok x Reader?

Genre: Mild Angst

Word Count: 1.033 (drabble) 

A/N: As the ‘(i)’ in the title suggests, this is the first part to a Grim Reaper! Hoseok drabble series that I am writing. I hope everyone enjoys! Also, big thank you to @thules for ensuring me that this, and the banner, was postable.

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i realized that i really enjoy drawin angela
shes so angry bcs im a salty mercy main and im projecting 

captions r a thing also

(and im s orry for my handwriting good god)

Dream Vacation

By: SassyShoulderAngel319

Fandom/Character(s): Vine/YouTube/Thomas Sanders

Rating: G

Original Idea: @moonlight-lyrics asked if I’d make the dream she had into a one-shot!

Notes: (Masterlist)(About Me) Yes the title is a play on the request type—fight me I thought it was funny. This was interesting. It’s been a while since I wrote in second person. Still, hope you enjoy! (It’s also slightly longer than usual. That seems to happen a lot with requests.)

“Dream Vacation”

^^^^^

You browse Tumblr boredly, scrolling down your dash. You’ve passed the same post three or four times now and you’re starting to wonder if you’re having déjà vu or you’re just falling asleep.

You’re jarred from your rabbit hole of spiraling thoughts by your mother calling your name.

You look up and jump to go answer her call. The tone of her voice made you curious. She sounded excited. You were sure there was plenty that could make your mom excited, but what was it that she wanted to involve you in?

“What’s up?” you ask curiously, joining her.

“I just got a call from your aunt,” she replies with a mischievous grin that you definitely inherited from her.

“Uh… which one?”

“The one in Florida.”

For a moment, you’re concerned. You rarely hear from that aunt—given the distance and all. But the look on your mom’s face suggests that it’s not a bad thing, so at least you know that your aunt probably isn’t hurt. You’re pretty sure your mom wouldn’t be excited about that.

“Why’d she call?” you inquire.

“She wants you to come stay with her for a couple weeks!” your mom announces.

A smile splits up your face and you squeal. It has been way too long since you’d seen your aunt! Plus, FLORIDA! What was it nicknamed again? The Sunshine State? That would certainly be a welcome break from the rain you’d been experiencing.

“That’s awesome! When do I get to go?”

“In a week. So we gotta start getting you packed up just to make sure we don’t forget anything. She said she’d send a list of things you should bring, but let’s throw some clothes in your suitcase first.”

Feeling your heart racing, you follow your mom to your room and help her pack.

^^^^^

The plane ride was long. You weren’t sure how long, but it seemed to last forever. Partially because you had a long way to travel, and partially because you were so excited to see your aunt and be in Florida. Maybe you’d even go to the beach! You tried to get some sleep, but even for your small stature you were a bit cramped—not to mention the old lady next to you was snoring so loud it sounded like a saw on a tree trunk.

Needless to say, you were glad when the plane landed. You grab your carry-on bag—a backpack with three books in it and several kinds of snacks—and get off the plane. You blink in the sudden harsh white lights of the airport and follow the signs to the exit area where your aunt should be waiting for you.

She is. She greets you by calling your name, holding up a poster board with glitter spelling your name. You run down the escalator in the airport and across the roped-off area to get to her.

Both of you nearly topple over as you throw your arms around her.

“It’s so good to see you!” she exclaims as she drops her sign to her side and leads you over to the baggage claim to get your suitcase.

“You too!” you enthuse.

The two of you chat idly while you wait for your suitcase to spin around on the carousel. You find out that her dog is still alive and well but she’s moved to a smaller house than before so she doesn’t have to clean so much.

But mostly she asks about you—how you’re doing, what you’re up to, that kind of thing. You eagerly supply answers, filling her in on years of your life.

Once you get your suitcase, you wheel it out to her car and she drives you both from the airport to her house. It’s a bit of a long drive, but you enjoy the scenery. The house is pale yellow and semi-attached to the one next to it. You take your suitcase inside. In the living room, your aunt has set up an air mattress with a bedsheet and duvet over the top.

Your aunt instructs you to sleep. You gladly obey. The flight was long and you need to adjust to the time zone.

^^^^^

When you wake, you’re struck by how quiet it is. You feel well-rested but something doesn’t seem right. Why is it so quiet?

You get off the air mattress and brush out your hair. As you’re finishing, it hits you.

Your aunt’s dog. If he wasn’t barking, then the nametag on his collar was jingling as he plodded around. But there’s nothing.

You call your aunt’s name.

“Yeah?” she shouts from upstairs.

“Where’s Sparks?” you ask.

“Oh he’s probably with the Sanders boy next door,” your aunt dismisses offhandedly. “If you want to play with him you’ll have to go knock and check. He lives on the other side of the wall. If Sparks isn’t there he’s probably napping under the tree out back.”

You blink, staring at the front door. Sanders… Florida… dogs… could it… could it be?

No. It was probably just a coincidence.

Still…

You decide to go investigate.

Taking a deep breath, you walk out into the Florida heat. It’s probably not actually all that hot, but the humidity makes it feel hotter than it is. The air is muggy and seems to cling to the inside of your lungs as you inhale and exhale. The sun is bright and there’s a light breeze—which is welcome since it’s cooler than the rest of the stagnant air.

You cross the shared wall to the other door. For a moment you stand still on the front step, one hand raised and poised to knock.

Your curiosity gets the better of you. Even if your aunt’s next-door neighbor isn’t who you think it is, you wouldn’t mind playing with Sparks a little. The dog hasn’t seen you in years and could do with getting used to you again.

Knock, knock, knock, knock! You rap your knuckles sharply on the wooden front door.

Barking meets your ears. You hear little feet patter over a floor and then scrape against the other side of the door. You smile. Looks like you found Sparks.

The door opens. A man is bent down, holding the collar of the familiar yellow dog.

The first thing you notice about the man is that his hair is… purple. There are hints of brown underneath it but mostly it’s purple. He’s wearing a red shirt with a big yellow star plastered across the middle and jeans. “Whoa, whoa! Down, Sparks,” he commands the dog with a voice deeper than you expected. He looks up at you with brown eyes and smiles. “Sorry about him. He’s my neighbor’s—”

“I know,” you interrupt, trying really hard not to freak out. “He just hasn’t seen me in a while so he’s excited. I’m her niece.” You kneel down and let Sparks take a single bound to you. He licks your face over and over. Over the dog’s shoulders and excited barking, you stick your hand out to the man and introduce yourself, giving your name while trying not to reveal that you’re a big Fander.

He shakes your hand. “I’m Thomas,” he introduces himself.

You smile, not wanting to lie. “I know. I’ve seen your Vines and YouTube videos and stuff. I had no idea my aunt was your next-door neighbor.”

He looks surpsied. “Aw! You know about me?” he asks, looking both flattered and excited—the expression on his face calls to mind his character, Patton. Your grin widens and you nod. “Well it’s a pleasure to meet you!” He glances back into his house. “Would you like to come in for a little while? I’m filming a video but when I’m done I’ll finally get a chance to play with Sparks. Maybe you can keep him quiet until I’m done?”

You snort. “I’m not sure about keeping this bundle of energy quiet, but I can certainly try,” you comment.

He beckons you inside. You cross the threshold with Sparks trying to jump on you the whole time. “Down, Sparks,” Thomas orders again. This time the big yellow dog listens and keeps his paws on the carpet, though you can tell he doesn’t want to.

You watch Thomas finish his video while sitting behind the camera tripod with Sparks on your lap. You pet his head until he calms down, so he doesn’t bark while the camera is recording. Thomas barely looks at you as he talks about his new hair color and reminds everyone about some upcoming things that are happening while you scratch Sparks behind the ears.

After an enthusiastic, “Take it easy guys, gals, and non-binary pals—peace out!” he turned off the camera and plopped onto the floor, looking tired.

Sparks bounded off your lap and into his—nearly knocking the tripod over.

After another couple minutes of awkward interaction, the two of you felt comfortable enough to talk about something other than the dog. Although, you suspect he could talk about dogs for the rest of his life without running out of things to say.

It’s cute.

“So, tell me about yourself,” he requests. Even though he’s looking at Sparks, not you, you assume he’s speaking to you, not Sparks.

So you tell him. You tell him about your hobbies, some of your dreams and ambitions, some things about your family and friends, how you discovered him, that sort of thing. A few times you’re not sure if he’s listening or not since he seems to be focused on Sparks, but he asks such specific questions about what you’ve been saying that you know he has been paying attention.

“Now it’s your turn,” you inform him.

And he returns the favor.

It was strange, meeting someone you’d admired and looked up to for so long because he lives next-door to your aunt. Suddenly it felt a bit like you were old friends catching up after a long time apart. Not that you were complaining.

You stay at his house for the rest of the afternoon, just talking and playing with Sparks. You barely mention anything about YouTube or Vine again, and after a while you both seem to forget that you’re a Fander. You just become Ms. Next-Door’s niece who’s being friendly and funny, talking and laughing like any friends.

When the time comes for you to go back to your aunt’s for dinner, you give him a hug and takes Sparks with you, promising you’d come back sometime soon just to hang out again.

Thomas smiles and waves as you head back next-door before closing his front door.

Your trip to Florida was already looking very promising.

The vacation of your dreams.