IMPORTANT QUESTION. Vampires aren't suppose to enter a premise without being invited right? What if a hermit vampire was living in his falling apart old castle and some fuck bought it as a "fixer upper", would the vampire just glitch out on to the lawn or would he be okay since he lived there before?
Okay so this would depend on where you are in the world, and whether or not they had squatters rights (can’t be evicted and can apply for legal ownership of place once they have been there for X amount of years) but I mean, the dude owns the place, even if it is a run down mess he was still there first and there’s probably some ancient land ownership law which can’t be overwritten by modern laws (you find all sorts of weird things are still technically legal cause no one bothered to update the books since 1645) so basically whoever just bought this castle to turn it into a modern fixer upper, congrats, you also just bought yourself a vampire and he’s not going anywhere.
(Also now I kind of want to write this where a family buys it to turn it into a hotel/wedding venue and the kids find the vampire in the attic and he ends up being the weird uncle who gets roped into hilarious wedding related shenanigans?? Like
“Okay yes fine, you can host weddings here, but registrar only, no religious ones.” “But Theolodious, why?” “Really Sharon, really, do I have to spell it out for you. Really.”
“We really should increase the lighting for photographs, what about skylights?” “No.” “But—” “How about I just set all of you on fire while you’re trying to sleep.”
“Please, for the love of god, please don’t let people throw confetti or rice, I’m begging you.”
“Okay what’s our final head count for the night?” “107.” “Are you sure?” “Did I fucking stutter Steve?”
“Uncle Theo, why does the groom have “help me” on the bottom of his shoes, why is everyone laughing?.” “Because small one, humanity has failed collectively as a species and heteronormativity is a constructed lie designed to oppress over half the population for not conforming to arcane and chauvinistic ideals put in place by dead scholars who have long since turned to dust and have no place influencing modern society.” “…” “Permanence is an illusion.”
“Madame, flattering as your offer is for a quickie, you’re not my type.” “What is your type then?” ;) ;) ;) “O negative.”
“Whoo, what a day, I could eat a horse.” “Same.” “…” “…well obviously I’m not going to.”
“Theo…are you…are you crying?” “Yes.” “You big softie, I never thought someone like you would cry at a wedding.” “…I’ve lived a long life, Sharron. People come and go, the christening you bless will be the funeral you mourn in less than a century. But people keep saying “I love you”, that has to count for something.”
So decided to draw an alternate reality where the Chocobros got to Altissia in time for the wedding - and Noctis had to have a photoshoot for publicity. Aaaand of course one of the shots is with his bestmen.
This was a commission for @jack-jazzrabbit! Thank you so much for letting me draw the boys!
Looking for some YA books with queer main characters to
read during pride month? Here’s a list of titles I’ve read and/or heard great
things about. Most of these were published within the past year or so. Feel
free to add on!
Know Me Well by David Levithian and Nina LaCour
Two classmates, one gay and the other lesbian, meet during
pride month in San Francisco and help each other through relationship problems.
me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan
Finally! A cute F/F novel where no lesbians die in the end!
The main character is an Iranian American with traditional parents.
Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
Mystery/thriller about a closeted gay boy who’s girlfriend
goes missing, and he becomes the focus of her disappearance. I can usually
figure out what happened in mystery novels early on but this one had me
guessing until the very last page.
Abyss Surrounds Us and The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie
Lesbian pirates and sea monsters. Need I say more?
the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
This one’s like reading a modern day fairy tell starring a
trans boy named Sam, who’s family immigrated from Pakistan, and a Latina girl
named Miel who grows flowers out of her wrists. And there’s a glass coffin.
It’s super creepy.
of Geek by Jen Wilde
Y’all, this is set at SupaCon (like Comic Con!). There are
two narrators. Charlie, an Asian movie star who is bisexual, and Taylor, a
blogger who has ASP.
by E.M. Kokie
This one’s a little darker. It’s about a butch lesbian
doomsday prepper who accidently gets involved in a dangerous plot that could
get her and her family into some serious trouble. I liked this book because
Bex’s views about guns are completely different than mine. But that’s why we
read, right? To learn about people who are different from you.
Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
This book was pitched to me as a fantasy book about a
princess betrothed to a prince but she falls in love with his sister. It’s
PS: Dear Mrs. Coulthurst, thank you for Chapter 34
Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac
A f/f story set in Vancouver about a girl with anxiety who
goes to live with her dad and falls in love with a musician.
Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Like Sarah Dessen? You’ll love How to Make a Wish! It’s
about a girl, who’s bisexual, who falls in love with a biracial dancer. It’s
part love story, part mother-daughter story and super amazing and emotional!
Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Keep your tissues close. You’ll need them. Griffin’s
ex-boyfriend, Theo, drowns and he’s left devastated. He grows close to Theo’s
boyfriend, Jackson, who is one of the few people who knows what he’s going
Okay by Nina LaCour
Speaking of tissues, you’ll also need them for Nina
LaCour’s latest YA/NA crossover. Marin is staying at school alone for Christmas
holidays and her best friend Mabel comes to visit. It’s a tear jerker but also
amazing and beautifully written.
Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
I’m gonna cheat with this one because the main character
isn’t queer. BUT she has two moms, they’re a biracial couple, her twin sister
is a lesbian, and the sister’s girlfriend is pansexual. And her moms’ wedding
is a big part of the plot. Great book to read during pride month!
by April Daniels
Superhero novel with a main character who’s transgender and
a lesbian. I’ve read this and heard mixed reviews but for the most part, it’s a
good book if you like superheroes.
Better to Kiss You With by Michelle Osgood
This is a f/f story that I’m not entirely sure how to
categorize. It’s part paranormal romance, part mystery/thriller, but could also
be NA. The love interest is a butch lesbian who’s a werewolf!
Mans Up by M-E Girard
Main character is a butch lesbian who comes from a
traditional Portuguese family.
Queen by Sarah Fine
If you’re a Clexa shipper, you’ll love The Cursed Queen. A
fantasy novel with a bisexual main character who falls in love with her
chieftain’s daughter. You can’t help but fall in love with Ansa and Thrya. And
the best part? No dead queer girls!
In 1938, a stage play called “Gas Light” debuted for the first time. The play is about a husband who gradually convinces his wife she’s insane by acting strangely and secretly manipulating objects in the house - like dimming the gas lights in the attic - and refusing to acknowledge that they’ve changed. Today, the term “gaslighting” is used to describe any behaviour designed to make another person question their sanity.
Gaslighting is abusive behaviour. Any person who tries to make you doubt your own sanity does not have your best interests at heart. Gaslighting is a tool to keep you in an abusive relationship, and prevent you from reaching out for help.
In its weakest form, gaslighting means convincing you that you are misremembering or exaggerating something that happened. “I never said it like that, you’re exaggerating!” or “You’re making it sound worse than it was!” are common examples of gaslighting. At the end of the conversation, you might even find yourself apologizing to the other person, even though you were pretty sure that they were in the wrong. This sort of thing can happen in a normal relationship, especially if one or both parties aren’t very self-aware, but it’s a concern if it happens all the time… especially if only one person seems to have a faulty memory.
Gaslighting can also mean convincing you that events didn’t happen at all. Your abuser can absolve themselves of responsibility, and keep you in check, by convincing you that abuse never took place. “We never had a fight at my brother’s wedding… are you feeling okay?” or “I’ve never thrown anything at you in my life! Do you have a fever or something?” are more serious examples of gaslighting, and they are absolutely not okay. If someone is trying to convince you that a fight or episode of abuse never happened, that’s a huge red flag that cannot be ignored.
At its very worst, abusers may go out of their way to stage strange events in order to confuse their victims. An abuser trying to keep a victim in check, or socially isolate a victim, may go out of their way to act strangely in order to make their victim doubt their own mind. Abusers may steal things from you, disappear for days on end and claim that they told you where they were going (or deny being gone), or mislabel your reactions as they’re happening (eg. pretending that you are irrationally angry when you are actually calm). These are also huge red flags, and cannot be ignored.
Gaslighting is not unique to abusive romantic relationships: it is also common in toxic parent/child relationships, sibling relationships, friendships or school bullying. Anyone who mistreats you can gaslight you.
The best defense against gaslighting is self-confidence, and careful recording. Trust in your own mind. You know when you’ve been abused. You know your own reactions. And write things down - keeping a careful record of abusive incidents and what was said or done gives you a record to consult when someone else gets in your head.
Gaslighting can make it especially difficult to recognize and leave a bad relationship, and no one deserves to go through it. Know the signs. Protect yourself. You deserve better.
Do you ever think about how wild the public perception of victuuri must be??
Like ok. Characters first.
Victor Nikiforov, who is considered to be this flirty playboy. He’s the perfect skater; elegant, refined, amazing jumps, spins, step sequences. He has it all, and he’s won it all. I bet you everybody thought Victor and Chris were fuckin or something b/c they’re obviously friends and you know what the media is like.
Victor is such a private person; he’s really skilled in telling you everything while saying nothing. He’s got incredible press skills. I bet the media must be starving for another side of Victor–his love life most specifically. The playboy thing is most likely an exaggeration tabloids put together, and it sorta just caught on. All these reports of Victor being seen with so and so must mean he’s seeing them, right?
Victor has been called selfish before. It’s probably a very common belief that he’s quiet and serious and really only cares about himself and the ice. This cannot be further from the truth, but it’s how people see him. An immaculate god.
Then, Yuuri Katsuki. He’s sort of reclusive and doesn’t interact much. There’s not much on any of his social media accounts; the opposite of Victor. While Victor delivers constant content, Yuuri hides away. He avoids people, doesn’t really interact with fans, and seemingly snubs other competitors.
People think he’s arrogant. Yuuri looks away from others like they’re not worth his time, which is totally uncalled for considering he can’t land his jumps, right? Yuuri’s spins and footwork are amazing, but he always falters technically. He gets a lot of flack from the press and the public for this; they say he’s mentally weak, he’s a mediocre skater at best, he should just stop trying. At times, Yuuri even believes them.
The beloved, sexy ice god versus the shy, weak underdog.
I don’t even know. I was taking a walk today and this idea popped into my head. I swear I’m still writing the bookstore AU, too. Also, *pops confetti*, I hit 2k followers today! Who ARE all you guys? Anyway, this fluff/ridiculousness is for you. ~1.6k words, rated G. Sterek, of course.
The whole thing starts with Stiles really, really craving a meatball sub from the place across the street.
“God, someone shut him up,” Erica groans. They’re all kind of at their breaking point by now; they’ve been camped out in this meeting room all day, brainstorming. “He’s been talking about the same goddamn sandwich for seven and a half minutes now, and it’s making me hungry.”
“If only our ad campaign were about sandwiches, Stilinski would have it in the bag and we could all go home,” Isaac sighs.
From across the table, Derek rises abruptly to his feet and storms out. (Or maybe it’s just that Stiles always interprets everything Derek does as stormy. With those eyebrows, it’s hard not to.)
Stiles assumes he’s just gotten so fed up with them all that it’s either storm out or kill someone, and he’s just grateful Derek chose Door Number 1. It’s a good day not to get killed by Derek Hale.
Only, fifteen minutes later he comes back in. With a paper bag from the deli.
As soon as he gets within grabbing distance, Stiles practically collapses across the table in his haste to reach for it. “Oh my god, is that what I think it is?”
Derek holds it up over his head. “Who says this is for you? Maybe all your talk inspired me to go get a meatball sub of my own.”
“Oh, please. Like anyone with your abs eats meatball subs.” Stiles leaps to his feet on his swivel chair—because screw safety, Derek will catch him if he starts to topple over—and snatches the bag out of Derek’s grip. Derek doesn’t fight him for it very hard.
“Why don’t I get a meatball sub?” Erica whines, thumping her head down on her notebook. “Doesn’t anyone love me?”
Derek shrugs and takes his seat again. “You didn’t ask.”
“You just like Stilinski better,” she grumbles, and Derek just shrugs again.
Meanwhile, Stiles rips into the bag and takes a huge bite out of the gloriousness that is this sandwich. He can’t help throwing in a few theatrical moans just to taunt Erica, and she suitably rewards him with a glare of death across the table.
“Mmm,” Stiles says. “Derek, I love you so much, dude. Marry me.”
Instead of the grumpy eyebrows he expects, Derek meets his eye, leans back smugly in his chair, and says, “Okay.”
Okay, Drack threatening to make Ryder “disappear” if she hurts Vetra - and also to make Vetra “disappear” if she hurts Ryder - only reinforces my headcanon that he’s going to walk both of them down the aisle at their wedding.
Okay but do the oggai know that if they lay a hand on touka they’re going to have to face the wrath of bro of the century, the S-rated Serpant, Uncle and soon-to-be Gruncle, the Raven that terrorized the 4th Ward along with the Clowns’ No Face, wedding planner and fabulous fashionista, the S-rated Gourmet, former Aogiri intel agent, SS-rated Princess Yotsume-sama, the former Aogiri Executive and most importantly the tsundere emo edgelord siscon, the SS-rated (Black) Rabbit and the god-knows-what rank OEK, most wanted ghoul of all time, and husbando of the series
(Sorry for the late posting!) I read some amazing fics this week, and I can’t wait to share them with you!
Open At The Touch by kiaronna, Teen, 6.5k Maybe Nishigori got ahold of a lock of Viktor’s hair, and some Polyjuice potion. Maybe it’s all an elaborate prank. With this as his only reasonable explanation, he steps forward, snags Viktor by his robes and tugs him in. There has to be an explanation, mystical and magical or medical, for the best Seeker in the Quidditch world showing up at his door; something besides his portrait, which won’t stop talking to Yuuri anyway.
I LOOOOOOOVED this HP AU! So cute and funny, and also angsty??? One of my favourite HP AUs yet!
The Roommate Trap by impolitecanadian, Mature, 2k (WIP) Victor doesn’t believe in marriage. So when Chris, his best friend and roommate of 6 years, tells him he’s going to have to move out so he can get married, Victor is reasonably upset. Good thing Victor’s upstairs neighbour is looking for a roommate and maybe a little (okay, a lot) more.
I saw this recommended to me on fan rec friday’s and I thought I would give it a shot! Already entertaining so far, I can’t wait to see what happens next! I also love how it’s set in Canada, that’s pretty cool haha!
28 Tuxesby vodkawrites, Teen, 32k While planning his 28th wedding, Yuuri begins to wonder if he can ever find love for himself.
I. AM. SOBBING. I LOVED THIS FIC SO MUCH!! The ending had me shook, laughing, crying, screaming!! I loved it!
What Now?by shereadsthestars, Mature, 15k (WIP) Viktor Nikiforov, Niki to his closest friends- well, closest friend, singular, prefers to keep his nose clean.He’s not the type to hold a strong presence in the room, or even dominate the conversation. He’s quiet, and mindful. And would really just like to finish out the rest of his college career in peace. So it’s no question that his unwavering, slightly over-the-top infatuation with one Yuuri Katsuki is a bit of a problem.
So you all know I’m the biggest fan of college/university AUs, so I had to read this when I saw it on FRF! I love how it’s a reverse AU, I am so obsessed with shy/studious Victor!! (The long hair is also a big bonus haha) Thumbs up!
Much To Do About Everything by DiAnna44, Teen, 5.4k (WIP) Victor and Yuuri don’t like each other. Which is, of course, perfectly acceptable. Except they never shut up about it, and Phichit and Chris, who are both tired of hearing about it and tasked with the duty of being the wonderful best friends that they are, decide to finally do something about it. Starfleet Academy/Star Trek AU.
GIVE ME ALL THE STAR TREK AUs!!! I love this fic already, the rivals aspect is giving me LIFE! I cannot wait to see where the story goes!
Jackpotby Ashida, Explicit, 5.6k ”Did you think you could get away with it again, Yuuri? Or are you getting greedy?“ Victor drawled low, taunting, trying to bring that person he knew out so they could keep playing.There was no point in Katsuki Yuuri denying it though, they’d played this game for years now. "Maybe I just wanted your attention?” Yuuri looked up and smirked something mischievous, something sinister. That guise melted into the wicked thing that Yuuri was, and Victor knew he was the one who’d been caught.
*fans self* Oh my lord this is SUCH a good one-shot! Gambler extraordinaire!Yuuri??? Married to a rich casino owner Victor??? This. Is. Everything.
This was such a fun and entertaining fic! Light and easy read, you have to check this out!
Falling For Your Charmsby Reiya, Teen, 12k (WIP) Professor Katsuki’s crush on Professor Nikiforov is supposed to be a great secret. So naturally, the whole school knows.
I was really feeling the Harry Potter AUs this week, apparently, and I’m so glad I was! This is SUCH an amazing fic by one of my favourite authors, and made me fall in love with this AU all over again. Must read!
I had a theory for the longest time that Hagar and Zarkon where married but I never expected TO GET GALRA/ALTEAN WEDDING SHIT LOOKIT THIS!!! LOOK AT ALFOR AND HIS WIFE IN THE BACKGROUND SO HAPPY AND PLEASED!!!!
Also, smitten Zarkon was a genuine surprise and it was wonderful okay
Taako: "But the one thing we do have is the thing that people in love rarely ever have enough of, and it's time. You got all the time in the world, my man." Also Taako, decades later: "I DIDN'T MEAN YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS LONG WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THE TWO OF YOU YOU'RE KILLING ME"
taako voice: “barry. barold. my dude, my guy, my soon to be brother in law, why the fuck did you wait like forty years? forty years! i know i said you had time, my man, but i didn’t mean you should wait for like, the stars to align. what the fuck were you waiting for, a sign from the gods???”
taako at their wedding:
“Hello? Hi, sup, is this thing on? Oh, fuckin’ excellent, it is. Okay thugs, hi, I’m Taako, you know, from TV, and I’m here to tell you, mmm, a little story. Lulu, I see you getting up from over there and I am telling you to sit your fancy married ass back down next to your husband, Taako’s talking. I deserve this. I have been waiting, oh, I don’t know, half a century for these two idiots to get together, and I’m gonna savor every minute of this. Barold, get your head out of your hands, you don’t have any reputation for me to kill, everyone knows you’re a dork.
Okay, where was I? Right. I’m going to tell you a story.”
and then he talks about EVERY TIME BARRY AND LUP TALKED ABOUT EACH OTHER TO HIM.
okay but here’s a suggestion: not only do we get jake and amy’s wedding in season 5 but also in the same episode, we get cute little flashbacks to moments we’ve never seen in their partnership. cute, adorable minuscule moments that just made them fall more and more in love together like the first arrest they ever made working together, and what happened after drinks on their first date, and jake driving amy home after their date from ‘the bet’, and jake moving into amy’s apartment, and amy comforting jake the night before the demonic™ trial, and then the last scene right before the actual ceremony is a flashback to the moment they met each other for the first time and they both could not STAND one another and then cut back to the present and we see the vows and then they’re married!!!!!!!!!!!