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ML Fan Fic Rec/Appreciation List

Hi! Hello! I thought this might be the best way to show love for my fellow fan fiction writers in the ML community on this the day of appreciation for such folks. I’ve posted about the majority of these authors before in a blog rec list, but I want to put out a formal review of each author and their fics because reviews are important. There are so many fic rec lists out already, but writer types NEVER tire of attention (trust me, I know) so here we go (in alphabetical order to keep things classy and neat): 

A Brand New Dawn by @whitebear-ofthe-watertribe 

A lovely university AU. I love the way she writes Adrien and Marinette’s rekindled friendship, it’s just so warm and comforting. There is drama and fluff and romance and it’s just such lovely story. Also, her description of high fashion clothing is just #writing goals 100%.

A Werecat in London by  @i-am-thornqueen

An exciting expanded magical world AU.  This world that Thorn has created is just so rich and detailed and could easily stand on its own entirely. Adrien, Marinette and the whole crew drop so easily right into the middle of it and meld perfectly. Her OCs are beautifully developed characters and stand wonderfully on their own two feet, I could honestly read a whole book just following them. It’s full of action, angst, hilarity and Sin™.

Bare Necessities by @reyxa

An adorable art school AU where Adrien ends up as a nude model in Mari’s figure drawing class. Need I say more? Hilarity and adorable drawing sessions and art lessons ensue. This fic is pure and unaltered cotton candy and Reyxa does a wonderful job spinning it while throwing some Sin™ on top for good measure.

Black Cats And Curtain Calls by @bullysquadess

An extremely accurate theatre AU.  The first,  but not the only, Bully fic on the list. (Honestly I had to stop myself from putting them all down.) This short and sweet fic is hilarious and if you were/are a Theatre kid you will appreciate ever inch of it. Bully will capture you every time with her tongue –in-cheek humor and spot on characterization and this little fic is no exception.

Chasing the C/h/atwalk by @runningoutofink

A perfectly done Project Runway AU. Bee just does an absolutely phenomenal job translating the classic reality competition TV show format into the written word which is no small task. One of the things that impressed me most about this writing is that I could visualize every single scene perfectly. It is clearly and beautifully written and honestly made me fall deeper in love with the cast of ML.

Heartstrings by @seiyakanie

The beginning of the end for me and ML fics. This fic took my ML fic virginity and I have never looked back. If there is one thing Taylor knows how to write its Sin™ and luckily for us she knows how to write more than that. I love, love Taylor’s descriptions of actions and the thoughts and feelings of characters while they’re in the middle of those actions. (I also have this fic to thank for plunging me into the depths of Taylor’s OC heaven. Seriously, the girl has an armory full of AMAZING OCs, go check them out.)

Inking Indigo by @matchaball

An exquisite tattoo/soul mate/flower shop AU. I just…I will never be able to stop talking about Matchaball’s writing. Her prose reads like poetry and in some spots like a song. It has rhythm and grace and leads you slowly and easily through the world she’s creating. It can be a hard feat to find an author who not only writes beautifully but also has the world building, plotting and characterizing skills. Matchaball has all of these and more. Reading her writing is just so lovely and relaxing. I just cannot get enough.

Lady and the Tom Cat by @skaylanphear

I think technically this would be a mating cycle AU? It doesn’t matter because it’s FANTASTIC and I am just so pumped to see where it goes. Written by the fantastic Kay, how could you go wrong?  I will expand more on how much I love Kay’s writing in a bit, but I’ll just say I’m so pumped to see her write some sexier things because I know it will be done RIGHT. Jump on this train, it’s going places.

Pick Up and Chase by @skaylanphear

If you’d like to see Adrien embarrassed and stuttering for once, this is the fic for you. I cannot even begin with the level of cheese that Kay has going on in this fic, but it is just an amazing amount. If you’re lactose intolerant steer clear. This is a purely fun, purely hilarious fic and its just so much fun. If you need to smile, this is the place you need to be.

Porte-Boner by @abadmeanman

This fic is so hilarious it altered my state of mind and caused me to write the most ridiculous and off topic comments on each and every chapter. It got so bad that the author was forced to message me to ask me to stop. Then he followed me on Tumblr just to make sure I would leave him alone. He messages me occasionally to make sure I’m not going to comment on his fic again. Jokes on him. We live in a free country and I CAN DO WHAT—

Okay, here’s what I have to say for real. Anyone can pop open a word doc and start writing a shit post meme fic and throw it up on AO3 and call it a day. But it takes a true writer to do it WELL. Humor does not come easily and written humor is often times one of the hardest forms to nail. Phil nails it (HEH HEH) perfectly. His comedic timing is spot on and the sheer amount of pop culture references are just staggering and I’m sure I’ve missed about half of them. On top of that he stays true to character while exploring edges we’ve not seen (and definitely WILL NOT see) in the show. Okay, now I’m done.  

Satisfaction Brought It Back by @siderealsandman

An extremely delicious, definitely NSFW BDSM/friends with benefits/fake dating AU. This fic is just so much more than it’s AU. It goes so far beyond its BDSM theme and I was just not prepared for it when I dived in. What you might think you’re getting: crazy kinky sex everywhere all the time – What you’re actually getting: deep and meaningful character development, ANGST, FLUFF,  lessons on safe and healthy sexual relationships, lessons on safe and healthy relationships in general, lessons on how NOT to pretend like you’re not in love with your partner. And all of it extremely well written. If you are not an Innocent Child you must go read this. It will save your soul and send it to hell in one fell swoop.

Serendipitous Fate by @skaylanphear

*DEEP BREATH* I am still not and never will be over this fic or Kay’s writing. It just cannot be done. Kay’s understanding of these characters and their world is so insanely in depth its mind boggling. She handles each and every one of them with such love that it takes my breath away. Nothing is done without out a cause and effect and everything is woven into an intricate web. I sometimes get so profoundly sad that this is not cannon because it’s just so authentic and accurate. I know I can’t really say that because we don’t know what will be “cannon” or authentic or accurate, but it just is. If you’re not reading SF or planning on reading it, you’re doing yourself a terrible disservice.

Squares, Triangles, and Other Shapes by @sadrien

DOUBLE. FAKE. DATING. AU. Holy hell, how Sadrien even got through the fic summary without getting vertigo I have no clue. This fic delivers something that I think the fandom required. A fake dating square to walk hand in hand with our love square. It’s still early on, but I can already tell it will be filled with a bunch of hilarious situations and shenanigans. I’m just so excited and you should be too!

Sugar, Sugar by @bullysquadess

Who else but Bully would/could deliver unto us a beautifully written…Sugar Daddy AU? Just the mere fact that she fully has me believing this could really happen between Adrien and Marinette is the achievement of the year. This fic is in the early stages, but has such a promising beginning and will surely be a hilarious ride.

The Ladybug and The Bees by @bullysquadess

Oh man. The infamous TLATB. So, this is the third Bully Fic™ on my list and I could talk about how it’s the flagship sin fic and all that, but I’m not. I want to talk about how much I love Bully’s writing and how great of a writer she is, really, truly. As I said in my little blurb about Porte-Boner, humor is a truly hard thing to write and get across the right way. Bully does this flawlessly, every. single. time. But there’s more than that, when TLATB started to take an unplanned off-road detour to angst-ville, Bully managed to keep her readers right with her. Folks, that is an extremely hard thing to do, to keep your readers with you, no matter what crazy shit you do. To keep them believing and to not jolt them out of the narrative. That’s the main job of the writer, to kidnap their readers and keep the believing all the way through to the last page. Bully, you’re a great writer, I know you’re having a rough and unpleasant time right now, but keep your chin up. You’re great.

The Luckiest Man In Paris by Ms. Sophie

The premise of this fic is just so undeniably adorable and everything that follows is undeniably adorable as well. I just love how Sophie writes the dynamic between Chat and Mari. It’s so true to their characters and so adorable. HAVE I SAID ADORABLE ENOUGH. I’ve actually probably said it too many times for the amount of sin happening (and will be happening) in this fic. Sophie captures my attention with lovely turns of phrase she uses and wonderful character interactions. It’s such a great read and you should GO READ IT NOW. Also because Sophie is a sweet little dumpling.

You Don’t Know Me by @ferisae

Okay. So, um…it’s like really hard to get me to actually cry, like blubbering tears and unattractive hiccups crying, during movies/shows/books. I can count on one hand the amount of times a book or movie or show has made me cry. You Don’t Know Me has DESTROYED me.  TWICE. While reading it. If you’re ready for a soul-crushing amount of angst Ferisae is your dealer. She delves deep, deep into Adrien’s character and pulls out everything that is sad and lonely and uses it to crush you in the best way. Even if you’re someone who actively avoids angsty fics (like me) you absolutely must give yourself the chance to read this. Just make sure you have a nice warm cup of something hot and a blanky and maybe some baby animal photos open in the next tab over.  

Okay this got super long, whoops. Sorry not sorry because all these author’s deserve all the love.

Thank you to each and every one of these lovely people and every fic author out there. Y’all are truly amazing for the amount of time, work and love you put into your writing. It shows a true passion and even if writing isn’t what you want to do with your life full time, the passion you have can easily be transferred to any aspect of your life. Passion is fuel to live and live happily. Thank you for sharing your passion with us.

It’s Glasgow Pride today and it’s absolutely chucking it down with rain but I just saw folk persevering on my break– outside smiling with umbrellas and pride flags :’) 🌈 maybe this time next year I’ll go. I’m still figuring myself out (heteronormativity is Strong) but I’ve been wanting to share something like this for a while, in case other people are in the same position and maybe this’ll help ✨ everyone’s coming out posts etc on here have really truly helped and inspired me so thank you so so much. Extra special thanks to @waitingforgarridebs @johnnlocked @vauxhallandi and @quietlyprim’s private words of reassurance and kindness, they meant so much to me 💖💖💖 I feel a wee bit nervous about posting this eek! Xxx

Hey so, ever since I’ve gotten into Dead By Daylight and gotten this weird influx of followers and attention, I’ve gotten a LOT of asks that are more… askblog-y like i mentioned in that other post, and I just wanted to make sure you all know I’m not mad about it or anything! It’s super flattering but I’m just nervous about it? I haven’t always had great experiences with ask blogs in the past, either with being flooded/overwhelmed (even just a few asks can get me flustered), not really doing interesting replies and everything sorta repeating, or being slow/lacking motivation/ideas and hating myself for it (currently what’s going on with the Oneshot ask blog) or losing interest after a while and feeling super shitty about it.

BUT! Maybe since I’m so hopelessly obsessed with dbd… it might be fun? If you guys really want to ask questions to my versions of how I interpret these nerds, I could always try out making an ask blog? I just don’t want to go into it if there isn’t actually that much interest in it.

anonymous asked:

toby looks so much more mature in your more recent posts, i feel like on your blog we've kinda seen toby slowly but gracefully age and get more mature and i love it!

;————————; i really love this msg, and actually heh i was just talking to stephaniiieee about this about how our sims have “aged” lmao aka have gone from bug eyed anime characters to less bug eyes anime characters :D but really thank you for saying that i always get nervous changing her because i don’t want to get too far away from her original look but at the same time i do want her to “age” sort of thing :3  <33

bftaekwoons  asked:

so i've been wanting to make a simblr for a while but i just have no idea how to get started, any advice? also i recently got rid of all my cc so i could convert completely over to maxis match (thanks for helping me see the light, by the way) so i definitely need new creators to look at, who are a few of your favorites? i just recently found your channel and im OBSESSED, ily have a great day

I guess my biggest piece of advice is to just do it. I was really nervous to start mine too since I was coming from YouTube and didn’t know anything about how the Simblr (or even Tumblr) community worked. My blog was solely cc finds for a while so that let me get a good feel for it, but then I was super nervous to start posting a legacy. It seems like most people on here are super accepting (which is great) because it can be hard to start out all on your own.

And about the cc creators question - how do you expect me to choose?!

Not to shamelessly self-promote or anything, but I reblog everything I download here, so if you look there you’ll find some good stuff and some really great creators :)

sup homies

alright so a lot has been going on in my life and for some reason I feel the need to write about it so here it goes..

I’M MOVING!! on tues I will be moving out of my mom’s house and on to campus where I’ll start my first year of college, studying languages of the world. and I’m really super excited! like holy shit I’ll finally be on my own. it’s weird and excited and I’m nervous but like also really stoked? I guess you could call it a mixture of emotions.

also my anniversary with the bf is on Monday (tomorrow) and that’s pretty cool too. ((shout out to you babe, thanks for the endless nights of geeking out over everything with me, and thank you for showering me with kisses and spoiling me and loving me just as much as i love you)) ((also babe sorry that I’m moving and we’ll have to start a long distance thing but there’s no one I’d rather do this with))

…let’s see..oh yea I quit my job, since I’m moving. which is logical but like I loved my job at the bowling alley, everyone was so cool there and they’d always have my back when the drunk people got a little too..close. ((also the bf was my co-worker before he became my bf lol)) and like I’ll definitely miss the free bowling I got!!

my roommate seems pretty chill too. I met her at orientation and she was super sweet and I can’t wait to see her again! but like we have a third roommate that we haven’t met yet so that’ll be interesting.

I’ll prob update this post within the next few days. but I might not be as active since it’ll be a pretty hectic few days. I hope everything goes well!!

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// That new announcement of more Free! work is making me more scared than thrilled though I would try to get my muse in the mood.

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“I’m just terrified, you know? It feels like I’m always scared… Is that something wrong? Is it really so bad to be scared?”

It’s taken them so long to get to this point.

Hana has her back to the wall, because it feels far too much like an ambush, even though its just the three of them, all bare and shivering with the feelings associated with this moment, simultaneously nervous about screwing this up and ruining whatever they have, and terrified of what’s to come.

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shadowtale said: tell me moar

Okay, @shadowtale but you’re probably not gonna like it. My muse is…(God, I’m nervous just typing this) a female ALW!Erik from PotO. Her name is Erika and I refer to her as the Mirage (because I headcannon that’s what a female Phantom would be called). I started writing as the character in the gender-bent retelling I’m posting on dA and FFN, and I actually really like it. … Imma go crawl in a hole now. This is actually really embarrassing for me to admit, but I can’t help the way I feel about this muse.

@themaskedventriloquist

George lay next to Armand, his breathing heavy and nervous. It seemed that everyone in Hogwarts was asleep except from him. It wasn’t like they had done anything too sexual, they couldn’t in a shared dormitory. But things did happen. They kissed, they made out. And George really didn’t know how to feel about that.

He glanced at the boy next to him before reluctantly moving away, hoping to be as quiet and subtle as possible. “I’m sorry.” He muttered to himself, praying that the other was still asleep.

Just finished orientation - not gonna lie I thought it would be way easier to be out in college than it actually is as far as I can tell. I felt like a deer in headlights even though one of the orientation leaders came out in front of all the freshman and another guy was openly out and my school did a really good job of being accomodating - they had pronoun pins, everyone introduced themselves with their preferred pronouns, and they were super gender neutral about everything.

I think I’m just hella nervous about making friends and even though the girls I talked to seemed pretty cool and normal but like I’ve never come out to strangers before like that, especially to people who I was trying to be friends with? And like I’ve always felt more comfortable around other girls and most of my friendships are with other women because I connect to them more but I’m also so afraid of how they’ll react once they find out.

I dunno I’ve just had so many negative experiences with straight girls regarding gay girls that like I just couldn’t do it. There were multiple good opportunities for me to come out but I just couldn’t do it. I was so terrified that they’d think I was gross or not want to talk to me anymore or be afraid I was trying to hit on them.

And maybe I wanted their approval or something but I think also I’m just scared of going to college by myself and knowing so few people and I just want friends, you know?

Anyway I don’t really know why I’m posting this but I wanted to get it off my chest and in case any of y'all were feeling worried or alone or scared or anything you aren’t alone, and it’s okay to be anxious about that kind of thing. You aren’t lying if you don’t tell other girls who you are pursuing a friendship with that you’re gay. You aren’t predatory but it’s okay to have a hard time shaking those feelings and be scared.

Minding my (baby) nephew all afternoon by myself tomorrow for the first time. I’ve only ever babysit when he’d already been put to bed so I didn’t have to do anything. I’m not really sure how to feel about this apart from nervous.

I’ve always been a very cold, distant, unaffectionate person who never got close to people. Even as a young child I remember thinking there must be something wrong with me because I struggled to feel anything other then apathy towards my parents and sisters. I grew up socially isolated and without friends so human connection was something I always struggled with. Literally nobody expected me to have a relationship with this child even though we’re a close family and I was going to be seeing a lot of him, I’d be seeing him a few times a week. Nobody expected me to pay any mind to him. And for nearly a year I did basically just ignore him. He didn’t inspire any feeling in me, I was indifferent to his presence and had no interest in him. I held him for the first time when he was nearly nine months old. After that little by little our bond grew and I fell in love with him.

I’ve never loved anyone as much as I love that kid, I didn’t even know I had the capacity to experience and feel that much love. He’s like my whole world to me and he’s the reason I no longer experience suicidal ideation which I’ve been struggling with since I was 10 or 11.

I feel like he’s changed me completely as a person but in a good way. He’s made me a better person, the kind of person my dad could have been proud of.

rederthere  asked:

Hi again! I've been thinking about my original story lately, and I don't feel as confident in it. I want to write a children's series, but the main characters of said series is a trio of two POC girls and one boy (who doesn't really fit the role of a typical boy gender role). I'm just nervous that it won't work out in the demographics or it won't "sell." It's a really stupid insecurity, and it's too early to think of such things, but like I said, I'm feeling stupidly insecure...help?

No insecurity is every stupid. It’s absolutely valid to feel some trepidation about any creative endeavor, but particularly when it comes to writing stories. These are tiny slivers of ourselves arranged on a page with as much delicacy as a bunch of words can have. We’re putting ourselves out there to be enjoyed, but we know that not everyone will be thrilled with what we’ve done. We know there’ll be people out there who don’t think our skill is anything to rave about. We fear that more than anything else. That rejection is hard. Worse yet when we haven’t even gotten the story out onto shelves yet and we just want the chance. What you’re feeling isn’t stupid. What you’re feeling is normal. It’s absolutely natural. I feel it all the time.

Here’s the thing though: If you’re writing something you want to see in the world, you’re not alone.

There’s a huge movement for representation going on right now! There are whole publishing houses looking for diverse casts, publishing houses dedicated to sexual orientations, publishing houses searching for gender representation, publishing houses and contests and editors and agents out there looking to present these underrepresented faces. There are people out there who are just like the people you’re writing who are desperately hoping that they’ll open a book and see themselves there on the page, being strong and brave and going out to do great things and overcoming amazingly difficult odds. Those people deserve your story. Heck, you deserve your story.

Here’s the other thing: People who are part of this push for diversity in literature are going into the publishing industry every day and more will be going into it in the future.

This push isn’t going to go away. It’s only going to get stronger as people like you and me and people my age and people in college now and people dreaming of the stories that could exist move forward toward realizing that dream. There are going to be more and more editors and agents and publishing houses looking for diverse casts in the future when you’re ready to start looking. Demographics be damned. You can’t predict what the market’s going to do. Look at all the hubbub that went up when ebooks and ereaders started flooding the market. I was in the middle of my Certificate in Publishing program at the time, editing novels to go on the shelves within the year and learning copyright law and listening to my mentors absolutely loose their cool about ebooks ruining the market for physical-copy books. What happened? Physical copies are still around. The market didn’t collapse like everyone was predicting. The market and what people devour just isn’t that easy to predict, okay? Don’t let it get you down, because you never know what’s going to catch on. Have patience, find the right agent, editor, house, or even self-publish. Your story has a place in this world, okay? I want to read it, but you have to write it first. I have faith in you. -Pear

Thoughts on recent events

I know that I don’t usually post serious stuff on this blog but I feel like I need to say something about what’s been happening recently.

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I’m gonna pluck up the courage to do some serious reconnecting with an old friend of mine tonight.
Ill probably chicken out because I was a shitty friend back then, but I still wonder about them a lot.
I found out last night that they’d sent me a video in my Google drive (which I have literally never checked) in 2014 ffs. I was too nervous to watch it last night but it’s 8 minutes long and I know for sure that it’s gonna make me feel shit when I watch it.

Does this post even make sense? Probably not.
My life is really weird at the moment.

anonymous asked:

i really want to draw self ship art and post it but i'm always nervous about it.

It’s okay to be nervous. A lot of people are!!! But the best way to get over that nervousness is to just go for it, honey. It’s scary, and kind of intimidating… but you will feel much more confident as you keep posting more and more about your selfship! <3

We all believe in you so much and if you need encouragement, I’m here for you! I support you and I love you and your ship <3

I was really, really nervous about it but I’m already feeling a lot better after making that post. Being able to talk through big life things in non-judegemental, compassionate spaces can be so essential to working through them effectively and I hate that people having abortions are routinely denied the opportunity to do that openly and without fear.

If any of you ever need someone to talk to about this, even if we’ve never ever spoken you can totally leave a message for me here. 100%.