beauty and a bargain

“I am jealous of everything whose beauty does not die. I am jealous of the portrait you have painted of me. Why should it keep what I must lose? Every moment that passes takes something from me, and gives something to it. Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could be always what I am now! Why did you paint it? It will mock me some day–mock me horribly!”

-Dorian Gray, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

YOI Fan Rec Friday

Thank you for all your recs this week! I can’t wait to read them all during my trip in Europe! If you didn’t know, I will be gone from June 17th-July 9th and may not be able to make fan rec friday or other lists while I’m gone! I will be bringing my laptop so hopefully I will be able to, but if not you now know why!

Rec’d by anonymous:
Six Hours Ahead by alipiee, Teen, 35k (WIP)
When Yuuri downloaded the harmless quiz app, he hadn’t expected to become best friends with the Russian boy who asked him for a rematch.

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Rec’d by @rogovich :
The Next Level by azriona, Explicit, 82k (WIP)
The skating season continues (as skating seasons are wont to do), while Victor and Yuuri negotiate the shifts in their relationship, their careers, and their home rink. Sometimes, things even go as planned.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Gentlemen and Businessmen by Theladyofravenclaw, Teen, 21k
Yuuri Katsuki is a businessman in desperate need of a date for the week and instructions around L.A. Victor Nikiforov is a prostitute just doing his best to find some work to help pay the rent. When these two cross paths Victor and Yuuri are set up for a whirlwind of events as Victor finds himself thrown into the world of first-class society and Yuuri starts to question whether what his company does is right or wrong as they both find themselves falling more and more in love with each other. But as they fall in love with one another they become more aware of the fact that they only have one week together. And it’s almost over.

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Rec’d by anonymous and @fisukisuki :
Driving Mr. Katsuki by CullinanKatsudon, Mature, 23k (WIP)
Yuuri Katsuki gets into Victor Nikiforov’s car, mistaking it for his Uber ride…and Victor doesn’t correct him. And then there’s a job interview, and mistaken identity, and some pole dancing, and ice skating lessons, and a Very Smitten Nikiforov, and a Nervous But Determined Katsuki, and what was supposed to be a quick, cute fic has turned into a novel, and that’s okay.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
viktor nikiforov is a nightblogger by thishasbeencary, Teen, 2.9k 
Yuuri started a mental list of the small things Viktor did that annoyed him about a week after going to Russia, and texted Phichit every time he added something new.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
To Yuri. by poppysicle, Mature, 5.2k (WIP)
Dear Yuri,
If you’re reading this, it will mean either two things happened. It was not in our control or you found this on accident. Before you start to freak out, we want you to know that we love you more than anything in this world. Our love for you has grown stronger than for each other. We will do anything for you if you asked us too. I found myself praying every night after finding you that we want to keep you safe.
You’ve become a big piece of our small, messed up life. We hope one day you will have a better one after being with us. We care about your happiness and well being. Please, never forget our time together and the love we built with one another.
To help, I am going to tell you a story about how our family became one.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Ptichye Moloko by lilithduvare, Melody_thysoulandthylove, Mature, 28k 
Viktor is a two time Academy Award winner actor who, while shooting a movie in Japan accidentally found a small cake shop Agape & Eros and instantly fell in love with the stunning desserts on display. He, however, did not expect to fall in love with the gorgeous but shy man who ran the shop.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
One Night With The King by Pjkal, Mature, 22k (WIP)
Katsuki is a poor boy selected from a giant pool of men and women to attempt to become the new spouse of King Viktor Nikiforov. Is he able to charm his way into the heart of the king while hiding his true identity of being in the lower class? He adopted the name Yuuri and sets off in his adventure in the giant halls of the king’s palace, while avoiding the scrutinizing eye of Prince Yuri Plisetsky. Winning the king’s heart becomes more than just a quest for love as Prince Plisetsky plans to enforce cruel laws against Katsuki’s people.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
of dusk and dawn and a love beyond by exile_wrath, Gen, 5.5k 
The King of Day, Victor, drops flowers to the Ruler of Night, Yuuri, to express his love for him; yet, they are always returned, as Yuuri thinks that they’re dropped by mistake.Victor cries and plucks wishes off the petals every time, remembering the time when once, they had been together.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Pigeon Alley by DiAnna44, Teen, 21k (WIP)
What’s meant to be will always find a way. Victor and Yuuri? They’re meant to be.

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Rec’d by @nursewives :
Ode To Boy by nursewives, Teen, 4.3k (WIP)
Viktor Nikiforov stands on the top of the music charts and the height of his life. Detroit has been good to him, giving him new sights to see and more songs to write. The Detroit Ice Castle Night Club is his only reprieve from the exhaustion of fame and constant harassment. Viktor’s life begins to bore him when the lull of routine sets in. His life changes with a video link, a club night, and a pianist named Katsuki Yuuri.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
‘Til I Tear the Walls, 'Til I Save Your Heart by ken_ichijouji (dommific), Explicit, 9.4k (WIP)
A chance encounter with a mysterious, beautiful man gives Katsuki Yuuri far more than he bargained for. There’s only one way for them to find salvation—an act of love and bravery on Samhain. If Yuuri doesn’t succeed, then he and his beloved are doomed.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Night is Young and the Music’s High by opalish, Teen, 3k
“Best press conference ever,” the Japanese Nationals silver medalist says when asked. “Ten out of ten, would medal again.”
“I would die for Katsuki-kun,” Minami declares, with terrifying sincerity.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Lampadaires Sous la Pluie by xuantime, Teen, 37k (WIP)
Yuuri is an elite, the best of the Time Arbitrators. As the youngest member of the formidable Scythes Squadron, he swears loyalty to the all-encompassing Organization. At least until whispers of a silver haired man and long-buried secrets reach his ears. Even shadows can hide in light, and as the cold truth reveals itself, so can forbidden questions.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Ah, deceit. by Nikiforlove, Gen, 11k (WIP)
Viktor is the head of the Russian Mafia, charming, sleek and confident. He’s a very hasty man, and he prefers fieldwork over office work, and Yakov’s pissed. Surprise, surprise! Yakov signed a contract with the Yakuza without Viktor’s consent, to get him a right hand man who would maybe, just maybe, make up for what Viktor lacks. Oh boy, Viktor is pissed, he’s fuming. Damn, all he wanted was to go on a date with that bespectacled cutie he met the other day at the cafe.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Charm Your Way by OwlBeDamned, Mature, 8.3k (WIP)
It is a well-known fact that newly-appointed Flying instructor, retired Russian Quidditch legend and seven-time winner of the senior World Cup, Viktor Nikiforov, is heads-over-heels in love with shy Charms professor Katsuki Yuuri.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Precocious by EmmyLynna, Gen, 109k (WIP)
Whatever Viktor Nikiforov wanted, he would get. And the moment his eyes locked onto the cute omega, he knew that Yuuri Katsuki would be his. That’s why during recess he marched over, held his hands, and proclaimed, “Yuuri, starting today, I’m your alpha and you’re my mate!” Much to the shock of their classmates and teachers. So what if he was only seven-years-old and Yuuri was six?

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Rec’d by anonymous:
with these things i’ll never say by missmichellebelle, Gen, 1.8k
Yuuri has been Victor’s PA for well over a year now, but no matter how many times Victor has told him otherwise, he still leaves actual handwritten notes for Victor to find.

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Rec’d by @blue-and-ironic :
Sweet on You by fuzzycatsandgoofyhats, Teen, 2.5k (WIP)
Victor Nikiforov is the owner of a popular bakery in St. Petersburg, and he loves it. But just when he starts to grow bored of the same routine every day a cute foreign college student comes to visit and suddenly becomes all Victor can think about…

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Rec’d by @aurajenkins :
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes by LinneaKou, Teen, 54k (WIP) ***Major character death
A game of cat-and-mouse, playing out in an alternate Gotham, with some different (yet familiar) faces…Viktor Nikiforov is a wealthy, eccentric socialite who picks up where the law leaves off. Yuuri Katsuki operates on an alternate revenue stream. They fall in love. And sometimes fight crime.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Cherry Wood and Golden Robes by Skowronek, Not Rated, 21k (WIP)
When the up-and coming Japanese wizard Yuuri Katsuki arrives in Sochi for his most important duelling competition so far, he expects to flub his duel, embarrass himself, and panic. He doesn’t expect to exceed his own expectations and gain a rival in the process.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Droplets between us (keeping us together) by Natsumi, Teen, 2.3k
If Victor could stop the world for just a second to allow Yuuri to catch his breath, he would. Unfortunately, that isn’t possible. They’re both tired. There are ways to deal with it.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Victor’s Moving Castle by weeaboobiwrites, Teen, 28k (WIP)
A pointless war, a moving castle, a contract sealed in fire and a hood that can’t be removed. Yuuri can’t face anyone, Victor is an empty man with a deadline, and Yuri doesn’t know what he did to deserve being forced into the role of a wingman. This is the story of two boys, two curses, a cure that’s right in front of everyone’s noses, and the journey along the way.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
story of my life by vodkawrites, Teen, 5.3k
There are 3,140,000 results on Google Search for why you should meet your idol. Meeting your idol could allow you to tell them personally how much they mean to you and can inspire you to be more like your idol. However, there are 20,300,000 reasons why you shouldn’t meet your idol.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
My Boy Builds Coffins by ken_ichijouji (dommific), Teen, 4.9k (WIP)
Yuuri’s always dealt with a lot of (pun not intentional) grief about the family business, so much so he’s given up on making many friends or finding romance. But during one morning Starbucks rush, he meets a light-haired, blue-eyed man in dark colors and manicured nails who just might prove him wrong that no one will be able to get past his job.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Tale of Two Princes by VoidGlasses, Teen, 5.5k (WIP)
Viktor Nikiforov, Crown Prince of Petersburgia, is the most sought after Prince of all the kingdoms. He’s famous, gorgeous, and rumored to be rich. For years, he’s bought into and played up this image, but these days he’s losing interest in this life. It isn’t until a chance run in with Prince Yuuri of Yutopia that Prince Viktor realizes what he’s been missing. This tale follows the spontaneous Prince Viktor through his journeys with Prince Yuuri.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Chasing Moonlight: A tale of a Lost Prince by LiaoftheDawn, Teen, 18k (WIP)
Victor’s 27th birthday is approaching and all he wants for a present is a chance to see the lights up close. And maybe the handsome young man who somehow stumbled into his tower can help him with that.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Worlds Finest by counterheist, Teen, 1.8k
Intrepid journalist Yuuri Katsuki gets an assignment to interview billionaire international playboy slash ditz Viktor Nikiforov. Superman and Batman thwart a hostage situation.


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Vamp

Lance felt the vampire’s lips first, mouthing over his skin, a touch of tongue sliding over his collarbone. He shuddered at the cold, screwing his eyes shut. The sting of fangs biting into him jolted him, tensing as the pain traveled up and down his body. One hand clenched at the sheets, the other at the man’s back, blunt nails digging in.

Chapter ½

Vampire!Keith convinces Lance to let Keith drink from him. It ends up being more than either of them bargained for.

(Inspired by @littlecofiegirl’s beautiful vampire AU art here! [nsfw])

Well, I talked about it, and now I’m gonna do it. Here’s a masterlist of UNDERUSED FANTASY CREATURES. These are humanoid fantasy/mythological creatures that could easily be used for RP, that I don’t see that often. (So basically, anything besides vampires, werewolves, demons, angels, ghosts, and fairies.) This list will include the creature’s name, a link to their wiki page, basic info about what they do and their origins, and a list of suggested FCs for them.

There are TWENTY-FIVE creatures on this list.

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curface  asked:

A trans person getting a beautiful bargain out of the fae by promising their "birth name", which the fae mistakes for a true name... but they wind up getting a useless deadname. Would that work? I think that should work.

That would work! If it has no meaning to you it has no power.

anonymous asked:

Sooooo, do you have any recommendations for scary movies? :p

Let the Right one In. Slow burn vampire movie that builds a sense of deep unease and creeping dread. Predatory adults and literally predatory children build a web of manipulation and death.

Nosferatu (80s). Another atmospheric slow burn with lots of subtlety. Far from being a terrifying lord, the vampire is more creepy and kind of pathetic, and none the less leaves a trail of plague behind him.

The VVitch. A pilgrim family alone in a rural homestead has to contend with strange goings on as their children begin to disappear. The teenaged daughter finds herself accused in the deaths of her siblings while the true evil is the mistrust that tears the family apart.

Otesanik/Little Otik. A dark fairy tale brought into modern day living when a couple who can’t conceive create a surrogate doll out of a tree stump that comes to hideous life. Surrealism and stop motion with a comical twist make it very difficult to forget.

Candyman. An investigator delves deep into an urban legend of a vengeful ghost that turns out to be less of a legend than she bargained for. Beautiful soundtrack, tragic romance.

Pumpkinhead. A rural farm community has a dirty secret. When someone is deeply wronged by another, they can call upon an otherwordly force to exact revenge. A group of motorbikers runs afoul of a local when an accident they caused claims the life of a little boy.

The Thing. Scientists in an Antarctic research outpost find something in the ice that had crashed there from space. When the discovery begins to thaw, the stranded team is left in a suspenseful showdown in which nobody is certain who is human, and who is the thing.

Eraserhead. Surrealist drama about the anxieties of a new single father. Terrifying puppets.

The Babadook. The effects of untreated post partum depression become a literal monster that threaten the lives and sanity of a widowed mother and her son.

Crimson Peak. Dark romance. A woman discovers secrets within the home of her husband and sister in law to suggest that the two of them are not to be trusted and must find her way out before its too late.

Nightbreed. A young man is attacked by a monster, goes on to discover and ultimately defend a vast city of nonhuman people living beneath a necropolis after becoming one of them in death.

Tremors. Horror comedy. A dusty rural town faces down against horrific man eating sluglike monsters that tunnel beneath the surface.

Slither. This one’s just gross and I’m pretty sure its a fetish movie don’t watch it.

Have you ever had a phrase or a concept get stuck into your head?

Like, I am nowhere ready to make the post my mind wants me to make

But I am haunted by the beginning phrase

And it’s not even that good

Like, it’s run of the mill normal shit but it’s keeps popping up

@gallusrostromegalus : like a writing earworm?

Yes

‘Now, let’s talk about how a war in magical Britain should have played out and which consequences wars ought to have.’


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6/11/17 recs

1. Where the Cliff Greets the Sea by RobotSquid || Rated M, 6.5k (WIP)

For years, Victor and his crew of pirates have been the bane of the coast, unmatched and elusive. With little left to satisfy him, he visits the small seaside town of Hasetsu, drawn by its simple charms.

Yuuri lives a quiet life sewing and tailoring dresses with the unattainable dream of designing gowns of his own.

Victor sees him working through the window of the dress shop, and decides to stay.

A pirate!Victor and dressmaker!Yuuri AU.

  • Comment: A fic that’s proven really promising just from the first chapter! The author’s done well in characterizing Yuuri’s personality as shaped by this AU already, and it looks to be shaping up to be cute with some drama. Something to keep an eye on, definitely. 

2. Driving Mr. Katsuki by CullinanKatsudon || Rated M, 13k (WIP)

Yuuri Katsuki gets into Victor Nikiforov’s car, mistaking it for his Uber ride…and Victor doesn’t correct him.

  • Comment: Oh my god this au and this fic are ridiculous but holy hell, the author has me fuckin invested as yell. I’ve laughed and pitied Yuuri and facepalmed at Victor and this fic is just a ride. Super duper fucking recommend, it’s hilarious and brilliant and I just. I laughed so hard.

3. Ocean Eyes by Jellyfish_Tacos || Rated T, 15.7k (WIP)

Prince Yuri had a curse placed on him when he was a baby. When he grows up, a wish intended to fix the curse goes awry, making the problem even worse. Eligible princesses come from far and wide to try and offer a solution in hopes of winning the prince’s hand, but nothing works. Besides, Yuri only has eyes for the mysterious stranger that visits the royal gardens every night.

  • Comment: Normally I don’t read Otayuri but this one snagged me. Very fairytale-esque, complete with a conniving mother and fairies and curses. Also cute, with a dash of sads due to Yuri’s situation. I’m rooting for their happy ending. 

4.  Waiting For Euphoria by sazzykins || Rated M, 30.8k (WIP)

Yuuri Katsuki and his flatmate Phichit Chulanont are broke ex-students who are facing the retail hell of the holidays while trying to break into the competitive arenas of entertainment. After a mistake with a Wanted advert, Yuuri ends up auditioning for a style of dance that is most certainly not ballet and as it turns out…he’s kinda good at it! However, trying to keep his night-work separate from the rest of his life becomes a damn near impossible task when the Mr. Perfect who comes to his store regularly starts showing up at the club and seems to take a shine to his stage persona!

  • Comment: Double identity shenanigans + burlesque au + mutual pining = 

Originally posted by ledudewithspecs

5. ‘Til I Tear the Walls, 'Til I Save Your Heart by ken_ichijouji (dommific) || Rated E, 9.4k (WIP)

O I forbid you, masters a’,
That wear gowd on your hair,
To come or gae by Katsuki hall,
For young Tam Lin is there.

A chance encounter with a mysterious, beautiful man gives Katsuki Yuuri far more than he bargained for. There’s only one way for them to find salvation—an act of love and bravery on Samhain.

If Yuuri doesn’t succeed, then he and his beloved are doomed.

(A Yuri! On Ice Ballad of Tam Lin AU.)

  • Comment: Ohohohooooh boy. Off to an interesting beginning (ngl I’m not entirely familiar with Tam Lin so I’m going in kinda blind) but this shit is hype.
  • (。>ω<)。

Okay look, I know I all ready have multiple AUS going but someone’s gotta do it, and if no one else has or at least no one else that I’ve seen then I’ve gotta.

CAMP HALF-BLOOD AU.

Eric Bittle - Cabin 10. Eric always knew he was adopted, but finding out he was son of the goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite was more than he bargained for. Suddenly he found himself moved from Georgia to New York and learning to sword fight for his own protection. Eric likes his new brothers and sisters, never having any back home, but he finds himself more at home at the Camp kitchens than anything. He may have bribed his way in with pie. He also can often be found by the main fire, sitting next to a pretty young girl whose name he doesn’t know, but he feels close to her anyway. He has plenty of new friends at Camp Half Blood, and if he can just survive his sword fighting sessions with a certain son of Hades, he might make it out alive. 

Jack Zimmermann - Cabin 13. Jack Zimmermann is currently the only known son of Hades. It is a hefty burden to bear, and the isolation of living alone doesn’t help much. His mother loves him very dearly, but had to send him off to Camp at a young age for his own safety. He’s been in the camp almost his entire life, and it’s not until Kent Parson shows up that anyone approaches him without shaking in fear. He and Kent eventually team up for quests, and are unstoppable duo, until they aren’t. It takes Jack a while to learn to trust again, and for a while he embraces the fear that comes with his cold presence and ability to speak to the dead. All of that begins to crumble when Shitty shows up, and ends up crashing to the ground when he’s forced to teach a hopeless son of Aphrodite how to sword fight.

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Childhood story #2

The wedding

“Fucking dishes,” Shisui closed the tap before taking the gloves off. He threw them on the counter causing it to get wet again.

“Can you put these in the cupboard?” Itachi held two mugs. The curly haired teenager ran his hand through his hair before looking rather annoyed.

“Do it yourself, ‘Tachi!” He snapped.

“Owh, Shisui, I want to but…My height in total is 145 cm. You think I can reach that far?” The eleven years old shoved the mugs back in Shisui’s hands and the older boy was left with no comeback.

“Fine, whatever.”

“So is the moodiness coming from your acne getting worse?” The voice of Itachi sounded teasing.

“It is acne…Wait you said that..I thought you meant pimples.” Shisui put the mugs back in their place.

“You know it is normal around your age-”

“I know that! You don’t have to lecture me.” Shisui sighed annoyed.

“You know what might help-”

“You shutting up about it. You aren’t a doctor. You are allowed to lecture me if you are wearing a white coat and a stethoscope around your neck, like my dermatologist.”

“At Least I know how to spell ‘stethoscope’.” Itachi grinned evilly the moment Shisui looked down at him.

“You were one of mom’s big mistakes.”

“After you.” This kid was on fire, and Shisui only got more frustrated with it.

“Owh…Now I feel bad.” Both Shisui and Itachi looked at Madara, holding a dirty glass, “No wait..I don’t!” With a satisfied look on his face, he put the glass down. “Good luck, suckers.”

“I take that back. He was her biggest mistake.” Shisui said pointing at Madara, who was walking away while sticking up his middle finger.

“Something we can agree on.” Itachi looked at Shisui and they both chuckled before grabbing the gloves.

“Niisan~ Are you ready for our wedding?” The voice seemed to come from behind the corner. Both Shisui and Itachi turned their heads and saw a small bit of Sasuke’s shoulder, who was hiding behind the wall.

“Otouto, I will be done in a minute-” He wanted to walk towards the six years old, but the boy heard the steps and suddenly covered his eyes, “No~Niisan, it is bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding!”

“Ah~ right! Give me half an hour.”

“Half an..Hour..” Sasuke repeated questionable.

“When you look at the clock and see the long line reach the number 12. Alright?”

“Yes!” The kid ran the other way and Itachi couldn’t help but to smile seeing his baby brother run to the garden.

“What is that about?” Shisui asked.

“Owh he wants to marry me. I read about it, it turns out that some kids go through this phase.”

“Why don’t you read a comic book, like every darn kid.”

“Are you jealous?” Itachi raised a cocky eyebrow. Shisui scoffed and turned back to the sink.

“At the very least I expected to be invited to the wedding of my own brothers.” He joked.

“Very well, half an hour by the oak tree in the park. Don’t be late for the ceremony, and as a gift, I would recommend some tomatoes from the fridge, also there is no free bar.”

“Why should I even be going?” Shisui shook his head.

“Can I borrow your white top? I sort of promised him to wear white.”

“No,”

“Comen on! I promised!” Itachi argued.

“Won’t be the first  promise you break in his life.”

“Don’t be mean. I won’t ever do that. And I don’t need your top. I will ask mom.”

“Right, ask for her dress while you are on it.” Shisui rolled his eyes, though it didn’t bug Itachi one bit. As Itachi wore his white pants and his mother’s blouse he had some minor struggles braiding his hair as Sasuke had requested.

“Itachi, what are you doing?” Izuna cocked his head confused.

“Ah, could you help me braid my hair?” Without having to ask for a second time. Izuna was already on it. He sat on the couch while Itachi sat in front of him. “So, I am going to braid a lock on the right and then on the left. Then I will join them together in the back.” He said it like he was really good at it, though the end results were two crappy braids joined together with a hairpin.

“Dad?” Itachi saw his father read the paper, “Could you walk me down the aisle? I am getting married today..Sort of..”

“Are you an adult already? They are right…Time flies by.” Fugaku lowered the paper to look at his son, sitting on the ground. “You look just like your mother.”

“Dad, stop the lame jokes. They are not funny.” Itachi showed one teenage characteristic that stayed with him till the early twenties; he rolled his eyes dramatically.

“Sasuke wants to marry me,” Itachi stated, causing Fugaku to drop his paper on the ground.

“It is apparently a phase kids go through,” Shisui added.

“I know that!” Fugaku raised his voice, “Why you? I am his daddy..He is supposed to ask me to marry him.” The old man seemed to be hurt.

“Maybe he knows you will die fast anyway. You are already so old.” Shisui received a deadly glare from his father. “Besides, shouldn’t we worry about him not marrying mom, who is like the only female in this house?” The curly haired boy got ignored.

“It is probably nothing personal, dad,” Itachi said.

“Why am I not invited?” Izuna asked.

“You can come, it’s in the park,” Itachi said and got up from the ground.

“He is there alone?” Shisui’s eyes looked concerned for a moment.

“No, Obito is with him. I think he dragged Madara along.” Itachi grabbed the two candy rings. “You can be the ring man.” he handed the rings to Izuna. “Don’t eat them.”

“I will tag along. I can tease both of you forever with this.” Shisui smiled.

“Yeah seems life is teasing you with the acne,” Fugaku muttered as he got up.

“Dad!” Shisui shouted.

Oxoxoxoxxo

“Ah, there is your bride, Sasuke. Look!” Obito pointed at the grass seeing Itachi walk towards them.

“Aaaah~ aniki is so pretty!” Obito chuckled seeing how adorable Sasuke was as he looked in awe. “Ah, daddy is here too!” He clapped his hands from excitement.

“Am I the only one finding this weird?” Madara sighed, sitting on the grass next to some stuffed animals. “And why does a teddy bear get to be the best man? I am a human.” Madara glared at mr. Roary. “I sure hope his real wedding has an open bar.”

“Shush, it is starting.” Obito threw a branch at Madara.

“Dude..He wore his good shirt for this.” Shisui took a seat next to Madara.

“Even a tie…A ninja turtle tie, but a tie,” Madara added, “So they involved dad in this too?”

“He even got offended why Sasuke wants to marry Itachi and not him.”

“Why do I have such a weird family.” Madara exhaled exhausted.

“We both.”

“Shut up, if freak shows still existed you would be known as Acne-boy the personification of Acne. If you were a comic book character you would be Acne-nator and your super ability would be to gross people out.” Madara turned his head to the imaginary aisle, his hair touching Shisui’s face, causing the boy to sneeze. “Are you catching a cold? Are you alright? Do you want my jacket?” Madara asked, looking at Shisui from the corner of his eyes.

“You need to see a therapist,” Shisui muttered before looking at Obito standing in front of the oak tree, holding a sheet of paper while Itachi and Sasuke were holding hands.

“We gathered here…In front of this oak tree to-”

“Kidding me? You really studied the lines-”

“It is from the internet, now shush!” Obito pointed at Madara, indicated the other to ‘zip it’.  He continued reading the after the sheet of paper before lowering it, “So you two have your own vows?” He asked. Sasuke nodded eagerly before grabbing a sheet of paper from under mr. Roary.

“Come on! He can’t even read!” Shisui threw his head back, not believing the sight.

“Hey! Objections come later!” Sasuke pouted before turning his head back at Itachi. He cleared his throat and turned the sheet of paper around, showing the drawing to Itachi.  “Niisan, this is us! Over like..Uhm..ten years! When we are old.” Sasuke pointed at the two stick figured in the middle, “But we are still happy and we have fun. We always play games and eat dango and tomatoes. I drew these hearts because will still loved you very very much.” He looked up and smiled a teeth showing smile while his cheeks turned pink, “I also drew the moon and the sun because I will love you day in and out. And Maddy made me glue the balloon there because he said I needed it for our honeymoon.”

Shisui eyes widened looking at the glued on condom. He turned his head to Madara.

“He doesn’t know what it is anyway!” He muttered before getting the very same look from Fugaku.

“And I know, there will be times that..I am messy and I think you are nagging. Like, Sasuke take a bath or Sasuke get in your pajamas or Sasuke go to bed and clean after yourself. But I love you no matter what.” He smiled lowering the drawing and grabbed the candy ring to put around his brother’s finger. Itachi laughed and poked Sasuke’s forehead.

“No matter what you decide to do in life. I will love you forever.” He said before joining their foreheads together before putting the other candy ring around Sasuke’s finger.

“With the ‘imaginary’ power invested in me by the country of Konoha. I declare you…Married.” Obito ripped the sheet of paper in two, “You may kiss your spouse.”

“What is a spouse?” Sasuke asked and looked at Obito who pointed at Itachi. “Niisan!” He wrapped his arms around his older brother and pushed his lips on top of Itachi for a short mini-kiss. Itachi lifted his little brother up and Sasuke automatically pressed his cheek against his brothers while wrapping his legs around Itachi.

“So, I have been promised ice-cream.” Madara ran his hand through his hair and looked at Obito.

“This is a beautiful moment and all you can think of is the bargain that made you come here.”

“Hella.”

“Hella, what does that mean, niisan? I mean…Waif..No….Husband?.. I mean spouse!”

“Look at you learning fast, little genius!” Obito patted Sasuke’s head.

“This is a beautiful moment. Let’s celebrate with some ice cream.” Fugaku said as he stood up.

“Yes! yess!” Izuna jumped up and down, “but now that Itachi and Sasuke got married.” Izuna looked at the two before looking back at Fugaku, “Can I marry Madara-nii?”

Fugaku lowered his head before exhaling deeply.

“Children…More like back stabbers…”He muttered.

——————

*11 years later*

“Niisan,” Sasuke looked at his brother stepping inside the car. He was busy on his phone as his other hand was wrapped around the seatbelt.

“No, you can’t skip therapy. No discussions.” Itachi didn’t even look up.

“Can I have your hand?” Sasuke asked.

“Why?” Itachi asked he frowned while looking at the display.

“Come on, I won’t bite.”

“I don’t know about that.” Itachi put his phone down.

“Come on, worse case scenario, you will lose an arm.” Sasuke rolled his eyes.

“I don’t know about you, but losing an arm is a pretty big deal for me.” Itachi sighed and gave in to Sasuke’s ‘pleading’. He turned his head to look at the window before feeling something wrapped around his index finger.

“You may look now.” Sasuke’s voice sounded slightly excited. Itachi didn’t react to it. “Niisan..”

“You said ‘may’-”

“MUST!” Sasuke threw his hands in the air, “you are impossible!” Itachi smirked as he then turned his head around. His heart skipped a beat as he looked at the candy ring around his finger. He looked closer, making sure his eyes weren’t tricking him.

“I walked past a candy shop and they were playing that 50 cent song so..I went to check it out and turns out they are making the exact brand again. I couldn’t help myself to get you your cherry flavored one…Since I ate yours back then.” Sasuke scratched his cheek before looking at his niisan.

“Nii…San..D-don’t cry! I didn’t mean to offend you or anything-” Sasuke gasped as Itachi suddenly jumped on him, his head hit the window, but it wasn’t too hard. “Aniki!”

“I still love you so, so, so much~ Otouto!!” He exclaimed, his chest pressed tightly against Sasuke’s. The younger Uchiha chuckled, letting his hand stroke Itachi’s back.

“Y’know as two old farts…I must admit…You are still pretty…Now get off me before people get the wrong idea-” He stopped mid-sentence, causing Itachi to turn his head around and see Naruto drag Sakura from her arm away from the car.

“Too late anyway.” Sasuke sighed as Itachi smiled and wrapped his arms around his little brother again.

-Special thanks to @emeneska-chan for editing-

I liked louis ck’s shows; I’ve paid a lot of money to see him live. I’ve written enough about mad men to fill entire volumes. I wish these shows had never been made.

our culture excuses predators and silences women because we think that we can’t do without the former and that we don’t need the latter. if the question were whether to sacrifice young women and men to the grotesque appetites powerful men as if they were some modern-day minotaur, and receive in exchange good, beautiful art, it would not be a bargain worth making. human decency is more important than art, even art that celebrates the best of our shared humanity.

but that is not the bargain we have before us. because we had louis ck, we lost countless women comics who knew they would never get ahead in a world that valorized a man like that. because we had mad men, we didn’t have the stories women like kater gordon and robin veith could have told with a fraction of matthew weiner’s platform. 

I understand people’s attachment to what is good about the art we do have, because it can be so good, but we don’t even know what we lost. we don’t know what the people we betrayed could have created. we don’t know what it would be like to experience art without the stain on our conscience.

these people are not your fallen heroes. they’re the people who stole from their victims, and from all of us, a better world.

Now at Last. 1940s au. harry is hollywood’s next big thing, and louis tomlinson, alongside his fiancé, the beautiful eleanor calder, take him under their wing. everyone gets more than they bargained for.

“You haven’t seen me act,” Harry cuts him off.
“Well, I suppose you’ll just have to invite me to your premiere.”
“In two weeks’ time, your fan may think you…quite foolish, for having such faith in me.”
“Oh, I am most certainly a fool,” Louis agrees wholeheartedly.

link chapter 1: ao3  |  word count: 15k (chapter 1)  |  pairing: harry x louis

Fey Pact Variant: Verenestra

You have woven a pact with Verenestra, the Oak Princess, an archfey of such beauty and grace that to even look upon her is to risk enchantment. 

A member of the Seelie Court, Verenestra can be noble in her aims, but she is vain and jealous. 

As a part of your bargain, she takes some aspect of your beauty and binds it to herself, increasing her own splendor. 

In exchange for your sacrifice, Verenestra gifts you with powers of illusion and deception.

Level One

Through your pact with Verenestra, you channel some of her ability to manipulate others with her words. 

When you gain this boon, a small wart appears on your face, as Verenestra claims a piece of your beauty for herself.  

When speaking to a creature that can understand you, if the creature’s hit point maximum is lower than yours, you gain advantage on all Charisma checks made to influence it for the next hour.

Level Six

Verenestra sometimes extends to you the magic of her otherworldly beauty. 

When you are in peril, you can call upon this magic to assume a beguiling presence, disrupting your enemies’ focus as they attempt to strike you. 

Your irises turn a bright gold when you gain this boon, marking your link to Verenestra.  

As a reaction, you can impose disadvantage on a melee attack made against you by a living creature.

Level Ten

You have unlocked the secrets of the fey ability to vanish in one spot and reappear in another, traversing ley lines and invisible fey pathways. 

When you make this discovery, a spiderweb of thin, white scars appears on your neck and arms, as Verenestra robs still more of your beauty.

As an Action, you can teleport up to 30 feet to a location that you can see. 

This does not provoke Attacks of Opportunity from any nearby creature.

Level Fourteen

Your new but vast knowledge allows you to invoke the compelling beauty of the archfey Verenestra herself, binding it to your own image to enthrall those near to you.

As a consequence of knowing this invocation, you have a fascination with anything that shows a reflection.  

Each humanoid creature of your choice within 120 feet of you must make a Wisdom saving throw. 

If a creature fails, it is charmed by you for 1d8 Hours or until you or any of your companions harms it. 

A creature that succeeds on its save cannot be affected again by this invocation for 24 hours.  

Favorite things from Voltron Season 4

- Right off the bat, episode 1 has a group hug too good for this world

- HOLT SIBLING REUNION FIGHT

- “Stand back, Pidge” “Stand back, Matt” at the same time and their lil smirk

- Matt’s response to meeting Allura I choked

- Pidge excitedly showing Matt around the castle cured my depression tbh

- “This is our cow”

- Lance being so mad about Matt coming back bc  competition for Allura and he lost his video game buddy Pidge

- Pidge, Matt and Hunk havin a good time bein nerds together

- Allura and Coran asking Kultenecker for a milkshake

- Freakin Lance with his blue lion slippers fabulously milking a cow in space

- Lance reassuring said cow that she is beautiful and this is totally natural

- Coran bargaining with that unalu again

- All those ridiculous poses cleared my skin

- RAZZLE DAZZLE

- “Wait, Shiro is the most popular?”

- Pidge and Beezer!!

- Seeing old friends all come together again 

- Lance is so good at giving motivational speeches?? Like holy crap??

- “That was all you.”

Feel free to add your fave moments of this season and spread some positivity about this nifty show we’ve got here. ^_^ 

Perfect brush collection for makeup lovers like myself!

Whether your a make-up artist or a make-up lover, having high quality brushes is almost as important as having the right make-up!

I was sent this gorgeous little 10 piece collection to try from a company called U-Spicy. So in this lovely little box you have: 

  1. A flat brush 
  2. Tapered brush
  3. Flat angled brush
  4. Angled brush 
  5. Round brush 
  6. Precision flat brush 
  7. Precision tapered brush 
  8. Precision flat angled brush 
  9. Precision angled brush 
  10. Precision round brush 

All the brushes are super soft on the skin and the applicator fits nicely in your hand to make it easier for you to apply. I would say these are great dupes of the real technique brushes. In the box you have a list of all the products and what they can be used for which is a lovely idea!! 

Totally worth the £14.99 at Amazon, excellent value for money and these brushes would be good if you are trying to build your brush collection without breaking the bank. Have you tried these brushes? If so, share your thoughts! Natalie :) xoxox 

meleedamage  asked:

Made up story title: Tongue Tied.

Tongue Tied

Steve Rogers manages to push a beautiful lovely astrophysicist’s assistant (one Darcy Lewis) out of the way when some kind of sorcerer alien magic wielder attacks, and he winds up getting zapped somewhere inhospitable and gets taken prisoner.  In order to get out, he strikes up a bargain with Loki.  Convince the beautiful lovely astrophysicist’s assistant that they should totally get married.

He really should have watched The Little Mermaid when Natasha told him Disney movies were important to watch.

He trades his voice and the aid of any technology, and has forty-eight hours to woo the woman in question.  He doesn’t know that Loki has ulterior motives and needs to get Darcy and Steve together to set other cosmic events in motion.