as local as local news gets

[suddenly sits up straight on this train] OH MY GOD

So I’ve had a lot of friends who went to teach English in rural Japan and have been the only foreigner for miles, and they tend to become local celebrities. Like, they essentially get paparazzi following their errands. Right after the new train station on local news is “Rachel went to the store today and bought natto. Did she like it?? More after the break”



Imagine Victor showing up to this dying tourist town and everyone learning his name within the week. Does anyone know who he is? Idk, he looks kind of familiar - Sato-san swears he recognizes him from one of Yuuri’s competitions, but Yuuri competes against a lot of handsome foreigners so one can never be sure. He was probably in the audience. He’s definitely a Yuuri fan, but isn’t everyone.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, Victor went to the fish market this morning! Did he like it? Did he buy anything? More after the break!

anonymous asked:

If the characters of arthur had tumblr blogs what would they be about?

arthur: a mishmash of personal posts (mostly venting about dw), reblogs about the bionic bunny/dark bunny cinematic universe, tons of pictures of his dog

dw: runs an out-of-context mary moo cow screencap blog

buster: food gifsets and conspiracy theories. reblogs those bogus disney recipe posts and comments stuff like “tried this last night!! delicious 😋😋” and no one can tell if he’s joking or not 

francine: sports, horses, scathing vagueblogs, and the occasional callout about people in her class who happened to wrong her

muffy: basically richkidsofinstagram

brain: responds to all “SCIENCE SIDE OF TUMBLR EXPLAIN THIS” rallying cries with 5000+ word long explanations on stuff like “why a bubble pop when it cold”. longwinded but incredibly informative

fern: posts scary short stories that eventually get stolen + reposted by local horror blog thruppenceee, artistic photos of her neighbourhood, Which Romantic Poet Should You Fight, reblogs those “ok but imagine if [vague concept]” posts and writes a story around it and gets a dozen “omg u should write a book!” comments in response

sue ellen: travel photos, “why is no one talking about this??”-style news reblogs, martial arts gifsets, vegetarian recipes, posts reviews and writeups of local businesses in order to drum up support 

molly macdonald: has an art blog where she posts drawings of her OCs and reblogs lots of animation tutorials/references. people have doubts it’s actually her blog until they hit the posts where she tears into sexist character designs and depictions of female characters in media, then they know it’s definitely her

binky: main blog is about wrestling + fighting techniques but has an anonymous sideblog devoted to opera, ballet, and butterflies. occasionally posts his poetry (of which fern is a big fan)

george: posts blues music and videos of his ventriloquism acts with wally. a good and pure blog, free of drama

mr ratburn: 

prunella: The Signs As

listen, i’m gonna be honest here, on a flawed and strictly personal level: if the events of the mcu were happening in our world, i would be fucking Terrified of the avengers 

as a civilian in the mcu i wouldn’t have access to a ton of info about Bucky Barnes’ Super Tragic Life Situation? i would just know about the apocalyptic shit that happened in sokovia and i’d be seeing news stories about the avengers just Showing Up in countries they had no right to be in, causing damage, and leaving patting themselves on the back. i get upset hearing about local police misconduct. i wouldn’t be chill in this situation

this straight white 25-30 year old american dude from the 40s marching around the globe with a group of superpowered vigilantes (some ex-military, some enhanced with dangerous superpowers, all heavily armed with nearly unlimited resources) fighting people, possibly without working with local law enforcement or emergency services, without being held responsible by any higher-ups because the secret government organization he was working for turned out to be hydra so he burned that to the ground (making more apocalyptic-looking shit happen in the states) and then decided that he should still get to do that job anywhere he chooses without any systems of accountability or communication with the public in place (short of an eccentric billionaire with a shaky reputation making some statements to the press)

like. would i be on tumblr and twitter and facebook seeing people asking for a donation to their kickstarter to fix their car or their house or pay hospital bills or something because of the events of the avengers, and catws, and aou, and cacw,,,, like would the avengers be paying for that? they’re not working for anyone. they don’t have people they answer to. there’s probably not a complaints department or a number you can call. do i have to personally contact and/or sue tony stark to unfuck my financial situation. how exactly do you handle this? how does this work? who’s paying for damages this would be a mess

and then 117 countries around the world start getting together to say “okay this needs to stop”, so there’s probably some Not Great Press re: the avengers circulating around the world. natasha was a russian spy/assassin and all of her Red Ledger Baggage got dumped onto the internet. + also press re: the Event In Lagos™…and then bucky barnes attacks the people trying to hold the avengers accountable. holy shit. the leader of a nation who was leading the charge re: Avengers & Accountability is murdered by captain america’s best friend. 

i mean, steve knows that bucky is innocent, you and me know that bucky is innocent, but your average citizen probably wouldn’t. then steve goes and physically fights off the people who have been sent to arrest bucky for this–you think those people and the families of those people wouldn’t be publicly not okay with that? there’s a dramatic car chase fight situation involving bucky, steve, sam, And The Son Of The Recently Murdered King of Wakanda, and they’re arrested, and maybe you think the drama is probably over, it’s being dealt with, bUT NO, bucky barnes attacks a bunch of people and escapes and there’s a dramatic helicopter crash and holy shit this is like maybe half of the movie’s plot and things would already be So Tense

like even people who were pro-avengers would probably be like  “holy shit okay but What Is Going On” and this is all Before the fight at the airport in germany and hearing on the news that captain america broke his team of vigilantes out of prison and they are now Hiding Somewhere Among Us…like, we know these people and can empathize with them because we see their stories in a way that prioritizes them and their relationships over the collateral damage but like. this would be such a mess this would be so tense to live through as a civilian and i would be Afraid

NAME: Dynamite Watkins, Action News Anchor

AGE: Adult


SPECIES: Humanoid

BACKSTORY: This butt-kicking anchor started doing local news in the midwestern state of Minnexploda, and recently got a gig on Lakewood’s local channel, ACTION 52!

CHARACTER BIO: She hosts the ACTION NEWS, the neutral zone’s news show. The title is extremely literal- the anchors are constantly using kung-fu and making things explode.

ATTACKS: Devastating SPIN! (skews the facts towards whatever will get her the most ratings)

WEAKNESSES: Loses her powers whenever the camera is not on her.

FUN FACT: Winner of the 200X Hardcore Ms. Gorgeous Arm-Wrestling USA pageant.

VOICED BY: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Small Devotional Acts

 Freya / Freyja

Norse goddess of love and beauty, sex, magic, passion and fertility, war, and death. Member of the Vanir, but was sent to live with the Aesir as truce.

❧ A goddess of love is very much a goddess a self-love. Take care of yourself; drink water, cook a healthy meal, take a longer shower, do a face mask, straighten your back and take a deep breath. Treat yo self.

❧ Dedicate the act of sex or masturbation to her.

❧ Make small donations to your local planned parenthood, NICU, fertility clinic, or any other agencies that are geared towards family planning and/or children, especially those in the wee beginnings of life.

❧ Read the news, see what’s going on in our world today. (Death and war have been prominent topics).

❧ Donate time or money to a local vet or shelter. If time, spend with cats in particular. 

❧ Leave suitable food out for any strays, once again gearing this towards cats. 

❧Do something you love.

❧ Get some fresh air, some sun. 

❧ Take time to dress up and/or add in daily accessories; necklaces, rings, bracelets, hair clips, etc. Choosing a day to dress to the nines for “no reason” can also be done in her honor.  

❧ Carpool! In multiple myths she allows others to use her cloak of falcon feathers in order to travel quickly between the realms, which is where this one comes from. 

❧ Put offerings to her in your jewelry box, makeup-bag, etc

❧ Practice runes or other forms of divination in her honor, set out crystals if you’re able. If you practice witchcraft, dedicate a spell or small ritual to her. 

❧ Choose room spray or perfume/cologne to wear with her in mind - scents that are light, floral, and fresh are the major ones I can think of. 

❧ If anyone you know has passed during the line of duty, share their stories with her. If you don’t know anyone personally, offer support to those that have gone through such a loss. 

❧ Light a candle for her, jasmine and rose are the first to come to mind, but any scent you’d like to share with her will do the trick!

Feel free to add your own! This post is subject to updates, but anything added from another source will get it’s due credit. You can request an additional Norse deity / figure here. 

calling gentile allies

I’ve seen multiple posts on my dash just today about the JCC bomb threats and how they’re affecting the Jewish community, and I thought of an idea that gentile allies can help to alleviate some of the heightened anxiety and isolation that a lot of people are feeling right now. Raising awareness is great, but you know what’s also great? Getting to know your neighbors.

So here’s an idea: if you aren’t Jewish, look up whether there is a JCC or synagogue near you. Then keep an eye out for it in local and national news. If you see that it has received threats recently, take a few minutes out of your day and fill out a postcard or a card, and send it to the main office.

I want to emphasize that it’s best if you focus on local institutions rather than ones that are in another state, because it makes it much more personal. The anonymity of the recent threats is one of the reasons they cause so much fear; no one knows if it’s from someone across the street or across the country. Know that there’s someone nearby who is on your side can help balance out that anxiety. I also think cards are better than, say, phone calls, because it strikes me as potentially nerve-wracking if synagogues and JCCs end up with a rash of unexpected calls after getting a phoned-in bomb threat. And cards are very tangible; you can keep them in the office, put them on a bulletin board, point to them when people are having doubts about whether their community cares.

As for what to include in your message, you can really say anything you want in support and solidarity, but here are some things that might be especially nice for them to hear:

  • “Shabbat Shalom!” (if you think the letter will arrive on a Thursday or Friday; this is the Hebrew for “a peaceful Sabbath,” the traditional greeting in many communities)
  • “Happy Purim” or “Chag sameach!” (Purim is a holiday, happening Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12 this year–in general, look up a Hebrew calendar and see if there’s a holiday around the time you’re sending the letter. Tisha B’Av and Yom Kippur are “the ones you can’t say Happy [holiday] on.”)
  • some communities are holding rallies after receiving threats–I know there was one in Springfield, MA–so if your community did, and you attended, definitely mention that!
  • “I am a member of [faith organization], and I think it is important for us to stand with you in these times. My organization has participated/hopes to participate in multifaith activities with the Jewish community.”
  • “I have a friend who went to school at her JCC and she always spoke about how much it meant to her, so I want to show my support.”/“My child has a classmate who attends your programs, and they were very concerned about making sure their friend felt safe.”
  • “I read an article your president wrote in the paper, or I heard about a community-wide event that you lead recently. It sounded great and in the future I hope to engage more with my Jewish friends and neighbors.”
  • ***nothing proselytize-y and nothing political beyond the immediate issue. there’s no need to bring Jesus or Israel into this conversation.***

Obviously there’s more to do beyond this. Educate yourself about antisemitism. Combat it in YOUR OWN SPACES, not just when it comes from your enemies. Show up to events organized by Jewish activists. Show up to multifaith events even if they’re not activist spaces–if your local synagogue is pairing up with a church or a mosque/masjid to run a toy drive, watch a movie, eat pancakes, whatever, grab a friend, find someone new, and introduce yourself.

But still, these things can be difficult. They can require spoons, time, transportation, etc. Writing a postcard only requires a writing surface, a writing utensil, a stamp, and two minutes of your time,  and it, too, helps build your community. Even if you don’t have a local Jewish org to support, please reblog and share the ahavah.

Are Kids Next Door operatives exempt from gym class? Are there special rules in place to make sure normal civilians don’t get the utter crap kicked out of them? Or is there always a mad dash when picking teams to get as many operatives on your team as you can and pray you don’t start a war?

Do You Want to Be an Ally to the Disabled? Stop Spending Money on Business That Aren’t ADA Compliant

That bakery you love won’t do a same-sex wedding? You find a different bakery

The owner of that bodega you love sexually harasses female customers? Thinks the wage gap is a myth? You get your artisanal cheese elsewhere.

You do all of the above and you tell all your friends to do the same. You call your local news station. You boycott. You advocate for change. You vote with your wallet.

That restaurant you love makes disabled people go around the back and through the kitchen? The local bookstore’s aisles are so narrow you can barely get a shopping cart much less a wheelchair through them? No bars in the bathroom? An automated door that never works? The owner calls everything that he doesn’t like the “r” word?

Silence. Maybe a sympathy grumble as you pick out something on behalf of your disabled friend who’s waiting outside of the bakery you love but it has stairs leading up the entrance.

Dear Able Bodied Friends: Without your voice in the fight for equality, nothing will ever improve for us. Ever. We have no money. We have no economic weight. We have no major celebrity representation. The most damage we can do to any business is through bad optics and a collective sense of pity from the able-bodied world.

We need you to stop spending money at these business. We need to you tell them exactly why you are no longer their customer. We need you to pressure and shame your friends into not shopping at these businesses. 

We literally, physically cannot do this without you. Without your voice and your economic influence, we will never be treated equally. We need you to teach these people that they’ve had 27+ years to get their shit together and that you, their paying customer, are not going to give them any more money until they make this right. 

I’ve gotten comments on posts from business owners telling me they would rather rip out the ramp in front of their store so that I couldn’t get inside than do anything to help disabled people. I’ve gotten comments telling me how ridiculous and cost prohibitive the ADA is.

These people are not afraid of the consequences. They are not afraid of losing a customer who cannot physically enter their store to give them money in the first place. This is why we need your help. We need you to pressure these people. We need your voice.

1. Which oc’s dream is to run a local restaurant?

2. Which oc has the nicest bedroom?

3. Which oc has a blog about cryptids?

4. Which oc gets distracted the easiest?

5. Which oc doesn’t like computers or modern phones?

6. Which oc responds to everything as if it’s a challenge?

7. Which oc is most likely to get interviewed by a news station?

8. Which oc is a secret slob?

9. Which oc/s wants to get married at an unconventional locale?

10. Which oc would adopt every animal at the shelter if they could?

A Sniper, a Soldier, and a Fangirl: Part 4

Prompt: Sometimes life sucked. You’d found that out early in life. An embarrassing incident here, an anxiety attack there, and voila an introvert was born. And to be completely honest you were okay with that fact. Being introverted was not a bad thing, it allowed you time to do the important things like, obsess over fictional characters, or write, or work, or study, or geek out in general. It was a simple life, but it was a good life. THen the impossible happened, you got sucked into a fictional world that wasn’t actually fictional, and found out two of your favorite characters were your soulmates. You weren’t sure if you were lucky, or just crazy.

Fandom: Marvel

Pairing: Reader X Clint Barton X Steve Rogers

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

    A trip to the mall requires actual clothes, which means you’re forced to put on the ones you’d been in for days. The good news is, they’re freshly cleaned, the bad news is that a part of you never wants to see them again. You don’t say anything though, you simply pull the clothes on and head to the car.

    Clint and Steve are there waiting for you, in what you assume are supposed to be incognito outfits. But you know they’re not fooling anyone with their baseball caps, and tee-shirts. Still, you don’t say anything, as you climb into the passenger’s seat.

    Clint drives, and Steve sits in the back. None of you say anything as you drive through the wooded area surrounding the base. It’s only once you hit the highway that you can feel a sort of relaxation settle over the car. A second later Clint turns on the radio, and you relax a bit more.

    You busy yourself with watching the scenery, and as you approach a large city you start to squirm to get a better view, “You ever been to New York?” Steve asks.

    Clint smirks, “Do you have New York where you’re from?”

    A smile plays on your lips, “We have it, and I’ve been once. A family vacation when I was ten.”

    Clint smiles, “So you hit all the tourist traps?”

    You smile, “Pretty much.”

    Clint laughs, “Well the good news is, Steve is a local, and I’ve been around it so many times I know it like the back of my hand.”

    “I used to be a local. I don’t know the city anymore.”

    You turn back to stare at the man, and the question flows from your mouth, “Is it weird? Being in a city you know and don’t all at the same time?”

    He gives you a small smile, “It’s not the easiest thing in the world. You know my story?”

    You nod, “At least the comic versions.”

    “And what are those?” Clint asks.

    You turn to Clint, “You’re eighty percent deaf. Parents died when you were young. You were put in foster care, and later joined the circus. That’s where you learned to shoot.”  then you turn to Steve, “You were a normal kid from Brooklyn who wanted to do his part in the war, even if it meant getting injected with a super serum. Ended up becoming a national hero when you flew a plane into the arctic.”  

    Clint smiles, “That the entire story?”

    You smile, “Oh no, there were tons of stories, but from the whispers I heard while being held, most of those were made up. The writers had a connection to who you guys were… are, but they made up the adventures.”

    Clint laughs, “Well, that puts us at a disadvantage. We don’t have any comics about you.”

    You shrug, “I’m not that important. I don’t save the world, I just live in it.”

    “You’re important to us.” The assurance comes out of Steve’s mouth in such a steadfast way that it takes you by surprise.

    A moment later you feel Clint’s hand cover yours, “You seem to think that we’re getting involved strictly because of the marks, that’s not the case.”

    “We still have free will, Y/N. We’re choosing you. Choosing to honor this connection because we want to. But we won’t force you into anything.”

    You stare straight out the window for a moment before saying, “It seems too good to be true.”

    Steve’s voice is soft, “What is doll?”

    “Novels, movies, comic books, were my life. They provided me with an escape from never feeling like I was enough. And you two were always two of my favorites. Now I’ve been taken to a world where you exist and I’m afraid that I’m going to wake up and it’ll all be a dream.”

    Clint’s voice is soft, “Maybe it was the bond? Calling out to you. Telling you that we’re yours.”

    Your voice is surprisingly steady when you ask, “Are you mine?”

    Steve’s voice is soft, “We can be. If you let us.”

    The subject is dropped after that and you spend the next two hours shopping, and thinking. You think about your home and your family. You think about what it would mean to belong to two superheros, and what it would be like claiming them as yours. You have to make a decision, you know that, to either embrace a new life and this soulmate bond, or stay focused on where you came from.

    Your decision is made as you stand in a dressing room trying on clothes. You see it there, starting at the top of your thigh and curling up and over your hip, until it’s connected to the one under your breast. It’s a scene of woods and flowers, with vines filled with flowers reaching up to the sky with the birds.

    It’s a complete scene, and a pretty scene. It fills you with a sense of calm, and for the first time you can feel the connection, almost like a hum throughout your body. Your voice is soft when you call for them; only a whisper really, but they hear you nonetheless.

    They squeeze into the dressing room with you, and you stand there half naked, as you stare at in the mirror. Steve’s voice is hesitant as he asks, “Can I?” you nod, and a second later his fingertips run over the mark.

    Out of the corner of your eye you watch Clint, and when he meets your gaze you hold out your hand to him. He takes it before stepping forward, and wrapping his arms around you, while Steve kneels to study the mark some more.

    Your voice is quiet, “I didn’t even notice it earlier. Not when I showered, or when I tried on other clothes, and then I just saw it.”

    Steve’s voice is soft, “A lot’s happened over the past few days. It’s understandable.”

    “Do you have it too?”

    They both smile at you, and Steve says, “Yeah, but it looks better on you.”

    You blush, “No need for lying.”

    Clint’s arms wrap around you tighter, “You’re beautiful.”

    “I’m overweight, and I’m plain.”

    You feel Steve’s lips graze over his part of the mark, “Are you healthy?” You nod, “Then that’s all that matters.”

    “Can we go home? I’m feeling really tired, and very overwhelmed.”

    Clint smiles, “Did you say we?”

    You nod, “Like you said, I had my choice, and now I’ve made it.”

    They both smile at you, as Steve wraps his arms around you and Clint, and he promises, “You won’t regret it.”

Can you believe there are 4,000 people following us? That’s amazing! We are so thankful for each and every one of you who keep up with Daily Victuri. We would not be here without all of your love and support for our blog. 

That being said, we decided that we wanted to celebrate, and what better way than with our first official fic rec list? Writers are some of the biggest unsung heroes of the YOI fandom, and our love for Victuri writers reaches far and wide. We wanted to use this opportunity to highlight fics from all corners of Victuri fandom, so we reached out to you guys for suggestions and recs. The response was overwhelming! From you guys, we were able to create a list of fifty-five fics. We tried to compile a combination of fandom favorites along with some lesser known (but still wonderful!) ones, and we all hope that this will help you find your next favorite read. 

All fics are being listed below the cut and are sorted into categories based on length. 

xoxo, your Daily Victuri Admins

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derpypatato  asked:

Do you have any tips for a newly starting RPG player?

- Picking a game
Look into Quickstarts and Beginner Boxes until you find something you like. You can get a few different QuickStart PDFs from DrivethruRPG for free.
- Don’t be afraid to get into character
Everyone is there to play make believe and it’s far better when everyone throws themselves into character than when people are trying to maintain a facade of cool detachment while playing. Good role playing will often get you some bonus xp from the GM too.
- Keep notes or better yet, a journal
A little notebook will help you keep NPC’s in order, keep related information together and help you get back into the game easier at the start of each session. The GM can check out player notes when they may have forgotten something or draw on the opinions expressed within for new ideas.
- Drop your hang ups
The games table needs to be a safe place for everyone and people who game come from many different groups. Make your gaming group a welcoming one, diversity benefits us all by giving us a larger pool of experiences to draw upon. Gaming is not solely the domain of white male geeks many believe it to be.
- Game forums
A super handy resource many people overlook even though it’s more accessible than ever is the Internet. I am currently running a Star Wars game and started off with a published adventure, I went to Fantasy Flight Games forums and found out what other people did to add to the game and came away with a few great ideas.
- Think of the story like a movie or book series
Foreshadowing, red herrings, Chekhov’s gun, pay attention to everything (this is where notes can come in handy) and remember to pump NPC’s for information. The person who wrote the adventure put everything there for a reason.
- Have a good idea of WHO you are playing
Don’t think of your character as “Level one, Human, Fighter.” Work with the GM to give them a personality and background that is interesting and try to consider things from that perspective. Most classes gain their abilities through training, where did you get yours? Did you always intend to make your way as an adventurer? Do you have family? A goal? How has your past challenged your world-view? How was your outlook on life coloured by your training? The character development memes on tumblr are handy for this, the ask memes can be too if you answer them in character.
- Avoid cliches and negative tropes
The best example I can think of for this is called a Fishmalk… In Vampire: The Masquerade there is a clan of Vampires called Malkavians who, because of their vampire blood all gain a “derangement” which is basically a mental illness they have to deal with which many players read and instantly thought “I am going to play my Malkavian as a wacky vampire version of Bugs Bunny, only with less restraint and ability to reason, I shall also make them carry a bloody teddy bear wherever they go, wear bunny ears and pyjamas to every social event and run about hitting NPC’s in the face with fish.” When they should have been thinking more Dexter Morgan or Annie Wilkes who are viewed as mostly normal if somewhat odd by people who don’t directly experience the manifestation of their mental illnesses.
- Be mindful of lore
Work with your GM or players to craft characters that fit the setting, reserve character ideas that don’t fit for other games. Most game worlds are developed enough to find something you will enjoy.
- Don’t Powergame or Minmax
That is to say, don’t make character build decisions based on what will get you a bigger attack die more HP or access to a lightsaber if it’s not right for your character. You’re there to play a person not a mathematical construct.
- GM’s may want to provide “player packets”
Maps, a brief history, local legends, news and rumours and a rundown of the local power structure, slang specific to the setting and a glossary of terms are all things that could be handy for a player to know, presented in a little folder that contains their character sheet can help them have needed information at hand instead of forcing you to go digging through notes when they have more general questions about the setting.
- Finding a group
Many company websites have forums containing a group finder thread. Game shops may have advertisements for gaming groups posted about and some stores like Haven for Heroes in Port Jervis NY will let you play in store.
- Engage your fellow players not just your GM
If you are in a group with the other people at the table don’t only be talking to your GM. If you think your character would discuss things with another character at the table talk about it, you can often get bonus points out of your GM for good roleplaying ;)
- Dealing with conflict
Be cool headed and wait to talk it over with the GM or offending party and the GM when there is a break. If things don’t go your way don’t be a broody grump about it, try to move on. If things do go your way, don’t be a gloating jerk either, he only thing worse than a poor loser is a bad winner.

31 Little Wrestling Fics Challenge (October Wrestling Challenge)

Tagging: @running-ropes @tyferbebe @chasingeverybreakingwave @thegenericluchadora @theprestigious0ne @alexahood21 @castielscamander @spine-buster @heelturn-timesten @crookedmoonsaultpunk @nickysmum1909 @morgunsilver @wrasslin-rollins @morgancorbin @reigningambrollins @bbmbabe @allhailthe-demonking @rebelfleur22 @im-indestructible @heelstarla @sixdegreesofsamson @vixxyvampire @ihtscuddlesbeeetchx3 @valeonmars @pjanina13 @bolieve-that @therealfivefeetoffuckingfury @thewriterformerlytaggedas @fan-fiction-galore @songsofasirenqueen @sleeplessandcynical @thedeboniardevistation @thebadchic @cfloyd776 @spooky-spot-of-bother

  • Quote: 19. “Just focus on me. Everything will be fine.” 
  • Location: 1. Haunted House
  • Situation: 3. Trick or treating.
  • Supernatural element: 23. Stupidly accurate horoscope app
  • Finn Balor (this was my choice)
  • This is fluff. For not all spooky things need to be scary.

I hope you enjoy!!!

Originally posted by softtroublemaker

A rapid change is taking place in your life now, and it may be causing you some stress and worry. But isn’t this precisely the kind of change you figured you would need to resolve a few of your more pressing matters? Although this feels sudden and out of control, it will all fall into place rather quickly. And yes, this is exactly what you sought from the universe. It just seems to be taking place all at once, which can seem overwhelming. Just trust what you requested of the universe is unfolding, and let that be your comfort.”

Bennett was a smart girl, honestly. She didn’t believe everything she heard or read, not before doing her own research on the matter. She trusted science and knew better than to think her viewpoint was the only viewpoint.

That said, just for laughs, she always read her daily horoscope on an app on her phone. She didn’t put any faith in it, didn’t live her life by it, and if somehow it ever came true she just said ‘huh’ and moved on about her life. Most of the time, Bennett read it and decided it’s vagueness was a safe method to make it true for everyone.

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Hi friends. I put out a fic rec list a while back, and since then I’ve read a lot more, cried a lot more, laughed a lot more. So here’s another fic rec list for YOI! Most of these are different authors, in an attempt to spread the love. 

As before, it goes fewer bookmarks -> more bookmarks, in a very blatant attempt to give exposure.


Resting pulse by cafecliche: I’m crying all the time, when I read this fic. It’s amusing and witty, while capturing the Victuuri characterizations perfectly, and also THERE IS PINING. This author’s other fic also address anxiety beautifully, so go forth. Go read all of the cafecliche. Do it for your wellbeing.

Kiss, You’re On Camera by Ashida: THIS IS SO SWEET. They’re at a baseball game, and Yuuri’s neighboring seat gets taken by an attractive stranger. God, it’s cute. Please check it out.

Stay the Night by Shadow_sensei: Your heart won’t be ready for the twist at the end of this. You could never be ready. This story is haunting and I mean that pun in all the best ways—it’s also got a beautiful dreamlike, fairytale (more like scary story) feel to most of it.

Shall We Skate (Through Time) by counterheist: counterheist has written MANY quality fics (also see BREAKING NEWS: Local Man Would Like to Date Other Local Man), most of which have me laughing. God, counterheist is great. This time travel AU also INVOLVES PHICHIT, my man, deals with consequences and, finally, provides great plot.

Yuri Plisetsky Saves the (Figure Skating) World by Dawn on ICE (Dawn_Blossom): Yuri Plisetsky’s interpretation of Viktor running off to “coach” Yuuri. It’s so canon compliant it HURTS—like hurts your stomach, because you’ll be laughing. Also the author is a darling.

A Heart of Paper Cranes by missmichellebelle: Besides being a fantastic human being, this author handles fluff, first time meetings, and anything your heart could desire with aplomb. I love this fic to pieces, and I love the sweet honesty of the Victuuri in it. *swoons*

Meet me halfway (in the future) by MissSpock:  I LOVE THIS FIC?? I love MissSpock, who I discovered and promptly blazed through all the fic of. This excellent time travel fic explores jealousy in a ironic but honest way.

Nuclear Hearts Club by butterbeerbitch:  The best of mutual pining and high school. I think I recc’d butterbeerbitch on my last list too, but I need you to listen to me. This fic has beautiful musings on childhood, which are giving me nostalgia in ways nothing else I’ve read has, and it is heartbreakingly gorgeous. This is poetry, it is prose, I cannot believe this is a real human being writing this. While they have stunning imagery, they also aren’t scared to make gross, hilarious comparisons. Please read this. Do it for me.

Like a design by jinlian: Canon-verse, and very sweet and humorous.

Life Unwoven by rougeandtonic:  TIME TRAVEL AU. WHERE YUURI TIME TRAVELS… BOTH WAYS. You get double the Victuuri, all of the pining, all of the miscommunication being healed, and just… oh. I love this fic. I think about it constantly. I’ve totally already screamed a lot about rougeandtonic on my Tumblr, but I. Do Not. Care. Like, this author probably hates me at this point, but I can’t help it.  Please read their work: kokoro no kaze is another of my favorites.

Lullaby of Birdland by Orchids_and_Fictional_Cities: Yuuri is a figure skater and Viktor is a jazz pianist. It doesn’t hesitate to deal with heavy topics, and the author knows. Their. Jazz. I’m drooling over this fic as we speak. Listen. I don’t understand how this has only 142 bookmarks at 7 chapters. I DON’T UNDERSTAND.

Meet Me by the River by c0rnfl0wer: do you want Slavic mythology and traditions handled masterfully and presented along with high quality love and pining? Then read this fic! Also, check out c0rnfl0wer’s other works, I can’t imagine how much research and effort he puts into his writing.

The Way to a Man’s Heart is Through His Stomach by futuresoon: I can’t figure this mystery fic out for the life of me. IT DOESN’T MATTER. Do you like mythical creatures? Do you like mysterious and handsome men? Do you like food? Check this out. This quirky, supernatural fic leaves you curious, and ironically hungry for more. Might be on a hiatus, as a warning, but word on the street is that it’s not abandoned.

I see the universe in your eyes by fangirlandiknowit: Oh god. From Yuuri’s POV, and it’s so descriptive, so emotional. This was written a while back, but I just discovered it and it is quality.

(offer me) that Deathless Death by melonbug: VIKTOR IS DEATH in this beautiful and moving fic that’s wrapped up in mystery and prose, but which I want to continue reading forever. There’s some phenomenal life observations in here, too.

Shut up and let me hold you by shysweetthing: I’ll never be over shysweething’s writing. I KNOW I recc’d this author on the last list, but you have to understand that it has brilliant dialogue, clearly understands YOI and episodes 11 and 12, and presents what was absent/only hinted at from them in a way that simultaneously soothes and breaks your heart.

These Frozen Nights by viciously: GEEZ so Yuuri can see ghosts, and Viktor doesn’t know… This fic is just ethereal and shocking, but still domestic and the Victuuri is sweet.

Taking the long way home by thankyouforexisting: Vicchan doesn’t die (so you already know this is gonna be good) and Yuuri doesn’t get drunk, so this fic explores how things change. It’s just… lovely. The dialogue is hilarious and magnificent, the AU is a great idea, and I’m loving this slow build.  NO, THANK YOU for existing, thankyouforexisting.

cover story by fan_nerd: Every frickin time I think back to my pre-AO3 account days, I remember a great fic and have to search for it. Every time I do, IT IS BY FAN_NERD. I love fan_nerd. This is a roommates AU, and is top notch.

Just Like a Stranger With the Weeds in Your Heart by MooseFeels: This ABO fic is just. Just. I tend to obsess over rhythm in my writing, and this fic has rhythm in excess. It just slides smoothly into your head, and astounds you.

Prove Me Wrong by homsantoft (tofsla): I started reading this and thought, oh, another soulmate AU, it could be decent. BUT I WAS A FOOL. This is not any old soulmate fic—it is beautifully handled, and I am unworthy of this and the one other fic by this author for YOI. PLEASE READ IT.

America goals by magnetic wave: Phichit is probably my favorite YOI character that isn’t Viktor or Yuuri, and this fic captures him so well. It also is a fic where you can see a perfect Phichit and Yuuri dynamic, without having to rely on Victuuri at all. I am in love.

Singularity by springsoldier (ladydaredevil):  I think I also recc’d this author on the last list. Do you care? I don’t care. You have to see this. It’s a STAR WARS AU. It’s so understated, and glorious, and hilarious. The Yurio is excellent, and the storyline is handled realistically. Finally, a Star Wars fic that shows you how a good Jedi deals with love.

A Lesson in Wanting by awesometinyhumanbeing:  I AM FANNING MYSELF. I love this fic! I love the trope of being in love with someone you’re married to, but being unable to deal with it. Reading the lines here just make me want to cry, and by the time things are finally resolved you will be incredibly invested in their happy ending.

Butt Stuff by Plumpie:  Yuuri gets an invasive… butt procedure. And Viktor is his nurse. Every moment in this is amusing.

At Home by SuggestiveScribe: SuggestiveScribe is pretty prolific, or was back a few months ago, and all of their works are breathtaking. Please check them out. This one’s fluffy, domestic despite the travel, and fun.

Katsuki Yuuri: Ascended Fanboy by Defiant-Dreams (DefiantDreams):  I’M LAUGHING SO HARD. Yuuri is a commentator, Viktor is still a skater, and everyone is exposed to their mutual and very obvious crushes in this great comedy.

Blackbird by sixpences: If you read nothing else I’ve recced to you but you still read this fic, I will be happy. This extremely well thought-out and planned fic showcases Yuuri and Viktor as intelligence operatives during WWII and the Cold War, and is brilliant in its complex portrayal of the issues at the time. Also, they’re ridiculously cute together even in heartbreaking circumstances. There is homophobia in-universe, but the handling of it is sublime and it’s there for a reason. I JUST UM. DEEP BREATHS EVERYBODY. THIS FIC IS SO GOOD.

Aria: Stammi Vicino, Non Te Ne Andare by exile_wrath:  Okay so listen. I am a very sensitive kid. This fic made me have a LOT OF FEELINGS, and is sublime. I will say there is definitely some violence, but it’s handled as well as this author handles everything, and the story as a whole transports you to this whole other Beauty-And-The-Beast but darker world! It’s very imaginative.

Constellations (Things You Left Unsaid) by DasWarSchonKaputt: I love Yuuko, and anytime she shows up in this fic I scream. This fic is just hilarious and deals with Yuuri’s feelings of inadequacy quite well. A+ role reversal AU!

Take Hold by Lavender Prose: Have I ever mentioned that I’m a complete sucker for soulmate AUs? I am, and this one is stunning and thorough in its worldbuilding. Also, check out the author’s tumblr for short but effective drabbles.

Kings in Couture by slightlied: I think a lot of people have also heard of this one, but I don’t care. The first two chapters are excellent, and accompanying drabbles for this universe can be found on the author’s tumblr, and they are also engaging. Just visit the author’s tumblr—it’s a lot of quality content of all kinds, and she’s bursting with ideas.

Now When Arrows Don’t Penetrate, Cupid Grabs the Pistol by ken_ichijjouji (dommific): AHAHAHA this fic, it’s funny. Also, it stars Phichit and almost every possible couple in YOI, so you know it’s going to be an exciting ride!

Worthwhile by surveycorpsjean: People like to watch Viktor suffer, but it’s always from pining. This fic handles the concept that Viktor can have major insecurities and struggles too, showing through heart-rending metaphor. And of course, it shows that Viktor can still deal with these things while having and deserving a loving relationship. Ah, homophobia warning here, but it’s a fic dealing with a lot of real world issues.

Twenty-Five Hours by 0lizzybennet0: Listen here. This is my favorite identity reveal fic. Somehow this author takes a plane ride (normally a terrible experience for all) and makes it into a rollercoaster of good times and cuddles and wrenching revelations. I love this Viktor, and this Yuuri, and the pacing is just right, as well as the Viktor/Yurio dynamic.

Beside the Dancing Sea by lily_winterwood and MapleTreeway: probably a fic that everybody knows, but it’s so well planned and such a great take on selkies that I can’t help but recommend it. There’s actual poetry in here, folks, as well as great prose—dream scenes, sweet romantic getaways in bays, CUTE SEALS. And, for a time, a mystery! Just… read this fic, if you’ve somehow missed it.

Centripetal force by braveten: Braveten is pretty well known, so you’re probably like “kiaronna why are you showing us this, of course we all know this fic” but this is my FAVORITE OF HER FICS and it’s going to get recommended, dang it. If you somehow missed this adorable masterpiece and like college fic, check it out. One of the chapters also made me hide in a bathroom for a while to deal with my freakout about emotions.

Unfortunately, because of life, I haven’t had as much time to explore the tag… or much time in general. so if you’re one of the works I love but I missed you, I’m sorry! 

Hopefully you readers will share my enjoyment of these amazing works!

Friends Help Friends - Part 1

Summary: An unfortunate interaction with a witch leads to some difficult decisions and some help from a friend.
Pairing: Alpha!Sam x Beta/Omega!Reader, Alpha!Dean, Cas
Word Count: 2292
Warnings: Canon SPN violence, ABO dynamics (but smut free in this part). 
A/N: This my first ABO fanfic as well as my second smut piece. There is no smut in the first part, but there will be in the second. Thank you to the lovely @saxxxology for beta-ing this for me and her lovely insight. Any feedback is appreciated, I am inexperienced in writing ABO and would love advice.

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You, Sam, and Dean had been hunting this witch in a small town in southeast Missouri for the past few days. She had been cursing local unmated Alphas and not allowing them to get an erection. Once they were laughed out of whatever bedroom they had found themselves in, the spell would take root and drive them to suicide. You found the whole “no erection” idea pretty amusing, but once the news started catching wind about the rash of suicides, you decided it was time to step in.

After tracking the routines of the victims, they all had one thing in common- they loved to bet on horses. Each victim had several types of betting slips from the local race track and, with a bit of recon, you were able to narrow it down to one person. Eloise Granger. She was one of the tellers at the track and her ID number was on each of the betting slips belonging to all of the victims.

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So, I was rewatching HIMYM and being bitter about the finale, and then I came up with a fix-it AU, in which Tracy doesn’t die and Barney and Robin stay together forever: 

  • In the hotel room when Robin gives Barney the out, he doesn’t take it. He says that it’s hard, but he loves her, and being together is worth a little pain. (something a la “With you, the trouble doesn’t seem so troubling”)
  •  Anyways, so they agree to try couples’ therapy because they want to save their marriage. They go maybe twice and sit their awkwardly before deciding it’s really not for them. But they don’t give up.
  • Robin talks to Lily who tells her that marriage sometimes requires sacrifice. Robin mulls over this for a few weeks. Things are weirdly tense between her and Barney, but they still love each other and that’s enough to get them both through.
  • Robin really doesn’t want to give up her job, and she knows Barney would never ask her to do that. This is her dream. But, she realizes, the traveling…That’s not her dream, even though she loves it. Her dream is to be a journalist. At this point, she has enough esteem as a journalist to get a local job, writing for some big name news company…Maybe the NY Times, I don’t know.
  • They stay in New York permanently, but when they can both get time off from work they go on vacations and travel.
  • And it’s not like Robin gives up her dreams for Barney or anything like that. Her local job is just as amazing and rewarding as the international one. And he never asks her to do it. He never makes her choose between her dream and him. He’s ecstatic when she tells him, but he makes sure it’s what she really wants.
  • Eventually Robin wins Pulitzer. Or maybe two? I don’t know, the point is, she’s wildly successful
  • They get some dogs. They have like four dogs at any one time for the rest of their lives.
  • At one point, Robin asks Barney if he wants to adopt a kid, because she can’t have children. Barney says that he knew going into it that she didn’t ever want kids, and that if he had really wanted kids that much, he wouldn’t have married her. He’s happy just being the world’s most awesome uncle to Marshal and Lily’s three kids, and Ted and Tracy’s two kids. (it’s important to me that Robin never has kids)
  • Tracy gets sick, but she gets better and she DOESN’T FUCKING DIE. She and Ted are extremely happy together.

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Hurricane Irma thrashes the Caribbean

Powerful Hurricane Irma cut a swathe of deadly destruction as it roared through the Caribbean, claiming at least nine lives and turning the tropical islands of St Martin and Barbuda into mountains of rubble.

One of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, the rare Category Five hurricane churned westward off the northern coast of Puerto Rico early Thursday on a potential collision course with south Florida where at-risk areas were evacuated.

St Martin — a pristine resort known for its vibrant nightlife which is divided between France and the Netherlands — suffered the full fury of the storm, with rescuers on the French side saying eight people had died and another 21 were injured. (AFP)

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View of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Sint Maarten Dutch part of Saint Martin island in the Caribbean, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Netherlands Ministry of Defence/Handout via Reuters)

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Hurricane Irma approaches Puerto Rico

Hurricane Irma, a record Category 5 storm, is seen approaching Puerto Rico in this NOAA National Weather Service National Hurricane Center satellite image taken on Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: NOAA National Weather Service National Hurricane Center/Handout via Reuters)

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Waves break over a dock as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean on Wednesday, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Alvin Baez/Reuters)

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St. Maarten

View of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on St. Maarten Dutch part of Saint Martin island in the Caribbean, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Netherlands Ministry of Defence/Handout via Reuters)

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People look out from a house as Hurricane Irma howls past Puerto Rico after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Alvin Baez/Reuters)

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A street is flooded during the passing of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images)

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A palm tree buckles under winds and rain as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean on Wednesday, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Alvin Baez/Reuters)

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Waves crash against the seawall as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean on Wednesday, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Alvin Baez/Reuters)

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A man carrying an umbrella walks on a street as Hurricane Irma howls past Puerto Rico after thrashing several smaller Caribbean islands, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Alvin Baez/Reuters)

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View of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma on St. Maarten Dutch part of Saint Martin island in the Carribean, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Netherlands Ministry of Defence/Handout via Reuters)

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A rescue team from the local emergency management agency inspects flooded areas after the passing of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images)

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Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Families gather at a shelter in a local church during the evening before the arrival of Hurricane Irma in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Dominicans wait for the arrival of Hurricane Irma after it lashed Puerto Rico with heavy rain and powerful winds, leaving nearly 900,000 people without power as authorities struggled to get aid to small Caribbean islands already devastated by the historic storm. ( Photo: Tatiana Fernandez/AP)

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People take shelter in a school as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean on Wednesday, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Alvin Baez/Reuters)

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A lone police car on patrol during the passing of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. (Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images)

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

A man removes debris from a car following high winds as Hurricane Irma nears San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6, 2017, in this image taken from social media. (Photo: Nicole Pellot/Handout via Reuters)

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Luquillo, Puerto Rico

A man reacts in the winds and rain as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean on Wednesday, in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Alvin Baez/Reuters)

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Hurricane Irma churns past Puerto Rico

Hurricane Irma, ranked as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, churns across the Atlantic Ocean past Puerto Rico over Dominican Republic in this NASA GOES satellite image taken at 1715 EDT (2115 GMT) on Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: NASA/Handout via Reuters)

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

A member of the Emergency Operations Committee (COE) monitors the trajectory of Hurricane Irma in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sept. 6, 2017. (Photo: Ricardo Rojas/Reuters)

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a victuri fic rec: part two! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ♡ 

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