and i would like a ranch au

anonymous asked:

idk if you're counting ray as a cowboy in this but im gonna go ahead say it anyways, does the saying "save a horse, ride a cowboy" apply to this au at all? xD

LOL/// I don’t think any of them count as cowboys. If it was a full on western thing then totally.

more than “save a horse, ride a cowboy” i see the au feeling more like one of those dumb romance novels with horses on the front. That sounds vague as hell but i think the idea it gets across is very specific somehow.. lmao

on a more serious note for the au, 

They all help out around the ranch with various duties but they each have individual duties to see to as well. Raymond would mostly tend to the horses, cattle, and goats. Darrell is the stable boy, he also tends to the chickens, and Shannon tends to the sheep and pigs.

If McCree wasn’t so American (like, if there’d been a chance he could have lived anywhere else before deadlock/overwatch) he would be a total Calgarian/From Calgary AB

Reasoning: Calgary Stampede, street names like ‘Roundup way’, a sports center that looks like a fricken saddle… ALBERTA BEEF AND RANCHES

LIKE OKAY LOOK. People from Calgary love cowboy hats and boots and other shit. I go like 15 minutes out of town and it’s all farms. 15 minutes out of Calgary and there’s like 7 ranches.

Hell, people in Alberta love cowboy stuff– there’s at least…there’s like 3 BIG fairs/rodeos (Westerner days, Klondike Days, Calgary Stampede) and I think almost all the small towns have them too….

Anyways the point is that McCree would make a REALLY GOOD Canadian okay

(someone talk to me about this)

anonymous asked:

Im so glad u finished Mirror Mirror. I had lotsa fun reading it. Thanx! Will u be continuing the General au? I was looking forward to the beastiality story very much /// Teehee I know u said u were worried people would stop reading but I guess we stuck with u so far, we definitely like whatever u write XP

I’ve actually already starting writing that chapter. Got a bit of inspiration while I was at my dads, but I can’t tell you when I’ll be finishing it. I’m answering comments I’ve ignored on my fics today, and then trying to sit down and see if I can get the next chapter of The Ranch finished. I don’t want to be one of those authors where you open up there works and all you see is a bunch of multichapter fics that haven’t been completed.

cs book club: week 12

it was very hard picking the fics for this week, i will say! sorry for the delay. this week ended up all having M-rated fics, so hopefully y'all are into that. 

With Affection by PhiraLovesLoki 
Summary: Emma Swan isn’t a middle schooler. So why is she receiving notes from a secret admirer? She’s also definitely not a romantic person. So why is she writing back? Modern!AU Captain Swan, with side orders of Snowing and Frankenwolf.
Rating: M
Chapters: 16/19
Status: WIP

You’d think a story that doesn’t feature Killian until chapter 15 (at least, physically) wouldn’t be that good, but lo and behold, how wrong that assumption would be. This is a quick read, but quite well written and well-thought out. Emma feels very genuine and true to the character, and you can tell there’s been a lot of work put into world building. There are a lot of new subtle spins that make this story quite unique. 

I also love the premise, and it definitely appeals to anyone who’s a hopeless romantic….as I imagine most of us are. 

Warm Nights & Firelight by Oubliette14
Summary: When in the wake of a messy breakup Emma makes the impulsive decision to return home to her parent’s ranch in the Rockies, she certainly doesn’t expect to find a strange Irish guy living in what was once her apartment over the garage, and she definitely doesn’t imagine that the home she couldn’t wait to be rid of five long years ago would be the very place her heart begins to heal.
Rating: M (eventually)
Chapters: 5
Status: WIP

This story feels incredibly real. Like, I can’t quite figure out how else to explain it, other than reading it completely immerses you into the world on the page. It’s clear the writer knows what she’s talking about when it comes to horses and ranch work but it’s not enough technical info that the reader would be lost–in fact, it’s the opposite. I feel like i’m there. 

This story has a lovely gentleness to it, which I personally really appreciate. Big sweeping, epic stories are great, but sometimes it’s nice to move away from witches and magic and high stakes–and slow down the pace into a different, but wholly considered world. I love the warmth of Emma’s family ranch and it’s easy to want to be there. Well worth a read!

The Curse of Bean Sidhe by Oubliette14
Summary: CS Enchanted Forest AU. A princess, a curse, and a vengeful pirate captain. Kidnapped and cursed as a child, Emma spends nearly a decade locked away in solitude, until one day a certain devilishly handsome pirate comes to her rescue. Rated M for language, violence, and steamy goodness.
Rating: M
Chapters: 12
Status: WIP

Okay, I normally wouldn’t recommend two stories by the same person in one go, but looking at the number of reviews, I feel like this story is super under-appreciated! Once again, this is a premise I’ve never come across before. I don’t want to give too much away, but it puts an interesting twist on the pirate-and-princess-at-sea theme we see so much with CS stories. 

It’s also nice to see a brooding pirate Killian that isn’t a total bastard for the first half of the story. Most of the time when I read pirate/princess fics, Killian is in a really dark place. Which is a valid character decision, but can lead to some problematic themes (or at least, problematic for me). Anyway.

Sharing Space by singingisfun
Summary: After two years, Emma comes for visit and Killian offers to let her use his room while she’s there. Captain Swan.
Rating: M
Chapters: 12
Status: WIP

One extra, since I recommended two from the same author! I’ve been meaning to put this one in the book club for a couple weeks now. First of all, the characterization of Emma is on point. It’s got her flightiness matched with her fierce desire to love, which of course leads to some great tension. 

Emma and Killian as old friends in love with each other and thinking the other indifferent isn’t a new trope, but it’s one that never fails to satisfy. There’s something really comfortable and warming about it. I always love them. Plus it has a dash of a roommates AU, which I always love. Overall, this is a really sweet story with great pacing and writing. 

Happy readings!