brighterthanroses

I don’t usually publish them (holler at people asking questions logged in! thank you!), but I sometimes get asks for fic recs, and beyond just my fic recs page, which is just generally reblogged fic, I usually at least try and figure out what somebody’s looking for before I rec something.

From that, I’ve recently come to realize, in answering these asks and talking about fic, that I mentally group authors into about five different categories, and then I rec (and read!) from there. 

So I’m gonna write some of these down, like an off-the-top-of-my-head thing, with some current authors, in case anyone is looking for a specific type of story. 

(Obviously everyone writes outside of these things, but these are my go-to, gut designations when I’m looking for a specific thing — everyone is amazing, I love you all, etc.)

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poeguesquadron2  asked:

What was your first fandom?

Welllll … I was super into musicals in high school (pretty much anything by andrew lloyd webber and/or tim rice), but that was generally more about the musicals themselves than about the people involved in them.

So officially, I’d have to say Queen!! I started getting really into Queen when I was in my early 20s, mainly bc one of my favorite musical theater lyricists (the aforementioned Tim Rice) had written lyrics for a song performed by Freddie Mercury. That introduced me to Freddie Mercury, the gorgeousness of Roger Taylor (damnnn … and plz explain how he’s like 65 years old now and still pretty as fuck??), and the sweeping harmonies of their music.

It’s really bc of Queen that to this day I’m still such a fan of Mika and Butch Walker, who were really clearly inspired by them =)

So I hit a huge follower milestone the other day and I promised I would do a follow forever when I hit that goal, so here it is! Once again, I can’t stress enough how much I love all of my followers and I also love each and every one of the blogs that is included on this list. Bolded are the people who I talk to often/enjoy reading their tags/absolutely love their edits or fics or whatever they contribute to the fandom/overall favorites (although again, keep in mind that I love all of you :D)  Also, if I left anybody out for any stupid reason, please let me know so I can modify that ASAP.

a-c: 221bsherlock | a-mind-obsessed-by-tennant | abadplanwellexecuted | aeonish | alisonhcndrix | allrightfine | andrastesgrace | androsetyler | anni-draws | antitimelady | applegrass | archangeldean | aroseintime | arthurpendragonns | atimelordswifeauntieali | aviculae | badwolflupin | badwolfreborn | badwollf | badwollfs | benedctsbafta | betchilds | big-finish-sketches | billieanddavid | billiepiedpiper | billiepipur | billieviper | blaidd-drvvg | bloodyimpala | blueboxtraveller | brighterthanroses | briliantbluebox | brilliantfantasticgeronimo | brilliantmartha | bringmeknitting | burningupasun | burntlikethesun | callistawolf | capaldisbluetardis | carlgallaghered | carlofan | cassstiela | cecylbaldwin | charlesxaviere | charleyepollard | clara-oswin-oswald | clarabosswald | claraoswin | cleowho | cloysterbell | coordinatornarvin | crazyandsexy | creamcolored-converse | cryingmanlytears

d-g: daenystormborn | damerosebadwolf | danny-pink | david-tennants-little-fangirl | direvvolfe | doctorpuppet | doctorsafraid | doctorxrose | doomslock | dreamsofpetesworld | dryadalis | dunderklumpen | eighthdoctor | elevenwearsabowtie | emmettcarver | erminswithsevil-bean | expelliarmus | experimentingwithbackcombing | fadewithfury | flypup | fogsblue | followedmystar | frederickschilton | fuckingmulderfuckitykidneys | gallifreyan-detective | gallifreyburning | gallifreyfieldsforever | gallifreyslostson | genocidaltheta | greatspacedustbin | gwendolynmstacy | gwendolynstacy

h-l: haliameguid | halorvic | harbek | hardythehermitcrab | hollonsy | holmesillusion | i-wanna-be-a-starship-ranger | ibelieveinher | idloveyoutocome | imatelevisioncharacter | impossiblyamelia | inloversmeeting | itsmyhonour | jackdonaghy | jennytylersmith | jimmynovakish | joanniewatson | jonesgirl88 | kai-art | kilodalton | kingslyers | ladylannisters | ladymills | lauraxxtennant | licieoic | littlewhomouse | lordbaelishssweetling | lotsofthinkythoughts | lumos5001 | lyricalprose

m-p: minduiquitelikehope | misstardisblue | moltobenebananas | moonofpoosh | morgrana | myclara | myroza | notgingerandalittlebitfoxy | noyouplum | oh-tennant | oimatchstickman | onelifewithrose | oodlyenough | oodwhovian | outcastfromgallifrey | padaleckhi | perfectlypiper | perfectlyrose | petercapaldy | pondrific | prettyboyinthetardis | professortennant | professxrlupin | pulledacross | punkscully 

r-s: raggedy-man-with-a-box | randomlyagoldfish | re-sile | remusjohnmoonylupin | revealthemagic | rointheta | roryrific | rosefyler | roseinabox | rosetylered | rosetylerrun | rosityler | roughhewnends | rrrosetyler | rudennotgingr | ruebella-b | s-tuffoflegend | seeyouaroundriver | shadowsonthescreen | shearrob | sherlock | shutupstrax | sirmalory | sleepbearsdreams | smasheddrumsandbadwolves | solthree | songfordecem | soufflegirl | speslodge | starklysansa | stephadoo | stormaqeddon | stormesend | stupidape | suburbanalison | super-psychic-paper

t: talesofthetimelords | tardisbluerose | tatennant-ismybrotp | teawhovian | tennant-tuesday | tennantmeister | tennanttardisgirl | tenrose-s | tensimm | tenthandtyler | tenthhdoctor | tentoo-s | tentooing | tenxrosetyler | the-tenth-will-see-you-now | the-untempered-prism | theangelictennants | thebadddestwolf | thecloneclub | thedefenderoftheearth | thedoctorlek | thedoctorxrosetyler | theheroheart | thekarengillan | thepcapaldi | theplanetnotthecity | thesarahjanesmith | thesassyscienceclone | thesonicridingcrop | this-puppy-flies | thiswandcouldbealittlemoresonic | tickle-me-dalek | timelordsandladies | timelordvortex | tinyconfusion | tkross | tourmalinetardis | trenzalours | tyleredrose

v-z: valiyria | vannadear | votedsaxon | wantyousafe | watchitearthgurl | weeping-who-girl | whatisyourlefteyebrowdoingdavid | who-lligan | whoinwhoville | wilfredtennant | willowskindofgay | winterinthetardis | wintermoth | yeahloki | yourebeautifulconsidering | zagreus-taking-time-apart

londowney’s follow forever 2014

it’s been almost a year since i first attempted to make a follow forever, and here i am again to give some well-deserved shoutouts to my favorite people and blogs! each and everyone one of you is amazing and i thoroughly enjoy seeing you on my dash. here’s to you! – xoxo mary

real life sweethearts

bombshellbuttchinfinitesadnessdancingood ♥ macbethprospanielradcliffedarcys-sideburnsforzainfinitaaprairiehomenanny

internet besties

tonystarksassletsgetdowneytripnskipbrynndowneydowneylovemilkradiotennantsaurus-rexamazingspidersamseverussnakeruebarblittleleofitzkayytx

a - d

acciomarchmadness / actuallunalovegood / agentromvnoff / airportcarpets / alberthammoncljr / amsterdams / andrewgarflied / annalevys / bartony / bigtunahalpert / bobdowneystark / booshbaby / bootycap / brighterthanroses / brucebabener / burnuticatotheground / championed / charliekellys / chillianmurphy / clintash / coldplaymania / coldponds / countvagula / daenerysknope / daily-downey / daisybuchanan / desertedgrounds / diomedeia / directorstarks / downeyinitiative / downeyy / downye / drjohnhwatson

e - n

effiestrinkets / fancynewbeesly / flapperorslapper / greystardis / hairandbrokenglasses / hankfuckmepalmer / hemswcrth / howardstxrk / ironized / iwantcupcakes / jbarrowman / jesuisallisonargent / jonnybuckland / kanyes / keepcalmandcallnico / kthope / leslieknope-s / lovelytheo / luvindowney / marvelized / missusdowney / move-on-and-live-life / myarcreactsfortonystark / mystiquesdestiny / mythicalmornings / nancysinatras / neokhaleesi

o - z / #

ominous-cha-cha-tempo / orphaniehaus / otterandterrier / pepperrppotts / pepperspotts / perfectpotts / plaguebaby / plantcuddles / poopoopine / professortennant / quentintarantinos / robertdowneyjrs / robertdownonme / roguebludger / saintmccall / sexydowney / shelllhead / size10plz / soufflegirl / spenditwithyou / spikejonzerstarkexpo / starkky / starksexual / starkstruck / starlourd / startrecking / tonysassy / tonystavk / uhcanunot / unsfzpxkable / winterfelly / 3holepunchjim

links

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To everyone who competed at the first-ever New Who Fic Olympics, we salute you for your braveness and audacity! We applaud your fic-writing abilities and we commend your competitive spirits!

To everyone who voted, you are heralded for your making a difference! You are praised for your button-clicking skills and your capacity for making hard choices!

And for you, anyone who read and enjoyed the New Who Fic Olympics, thank you!

Now onto what we’re all here for!

Prizes

  • Gold medalists will receive one painting of a picture of their choice (one or two figures max) by the lovely licieoic as well as screenshot promos randomly and upon request (within reason) for two months from me, hollonsy.
  • Silver medalists will receive one ficlet (1000 words max) of their prompt by one of tumblr’s great writers and screenshot promos randomly and upon request (within reason) for one month by me.
  • Bronze medalists will receive one URL graphic from dameofpowellestate and individual text promos randomly and upon request (within reason) for two weeks by me. 

Medalists

GENERAL CONSERVATIVE CURLING

Gold
Min and the Doctor - thecoolmomma

TEN/ROSE CONSERVATIVE CURLING

Gold
Misunderstandings and Reconciliations - dryadalis

Silver
The Lonely Blue Box - atimelordswife

Bronze
Tethered - sepiatonesky

ELEVEN/ROSE CONSERVATIVE CURLING

Gold
Goodnight - insolitaparvapuella

NINE/ROSE CONSERVATIVE CURLING

Gold
When Skies Are Grey - dameofpowellestate

Silver
One Last Dance - thatfantasyworldofmine

TEN/ROSE JUNIOR SKI JUMP

Gold
That Quiet Blue Box - atimelordswife

Silver
All Along - sonicroses 

Bronze
Wait A Second - followthebadwolf

TENTOO/ROSE JUNIOR SKI JUMP

Gold
The World Moves Beneath Us - kilodalton & brighterthanroses

Silver
Banana Pancakes and a Tulip - thedistortedmirror

Bronze
The Times Rose Tyler Wore My Clothes - itsgoodtobealunatic

NINE/ROSE JUNIOR SKI JUMP

Gold
Some Deals Are Made To Be Broken - dameofpowellestate

Silver
Second Chances - samihiggins

Bronze
No More Running Alone - thatfantasyworldofmine 

ELEVEN/ROSE JUNIOR SKI JUMP

Gold
Knowing - sereynity

Silver
A Moment in the Void - hallow777

ELEVEN/ROSE LUSTY LUGE

Gold
The Lodgers - thesilverfoxandthebadwolf

TEN/ROSE LUSTY LUGE

Gold
A Shop Girl With A Broken Fob Watch - licieoic

Silver
Choradion - dryadalis

Notes

  • If you medaled in more than one place (i.e. silver and bronze), you will receive both major prizes (the graphic and ficlet) and the promo of your highest level (the screenshot for a month). 
  • Since licieoic​ was kind enough to donate her talents for prizes and then won gold herself, she will be receiving a ficlet by me in place of a painting.
  • Despite working in collaboration, kilodalton​ and brighterthanroses​ will receive individual prizes.
  • Winners of paitings, please submit the photo you wish to be painted here.
  • Winners of ficlets, please submit a prompt here.

Congratulations to all the medalists of the 2014 New Who Fic Olympics, and to everyone who participated!

Fic -- The World Moves Beneath Us -- TenToo/Rose -- Chapter 1/?

Chapters - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

A collaboration between kilodalton and brighterthanroses

Summary: He’d promised himself he’d never again be without her, that he wouldn’t ever have to be. But then he gets a glimpse of his future.

Rating: Teen

A/N: No warning, but the story deals with themes related to character death

Nu Who Fic Olympics (nwficolympics) Tags:

Country: USA

Team: TenToo/Rose

Event/Rating: Junior Ski Jump

He would have thought the moment might have called for a bit more ceremony, perhaps. Not literally a ceremony, of course—although to be fair, Time Lords were quite a ceremonial people, with an exacting tome of instructions on how to properly memorialize a myriad of occasions. Even so, he is well aware that he’s not completely Time Lord anymore and that even when he was, he still never would have expected the pomp and circumstance they so loved. But at the bare minimum, the moment might have been worthy of a bit more recognition, perhaps a joyful cheer to punctuate the event, or a hushed, whispered moment of reverence. Anything really, to mark the culmination of this long-fought effort. It’s been a whole year of waiting for the TARDIS to be fully grown, of scouring the Torchwood archives for the bits and bobs to make it all work. A whole year of dealing with Torchwood and UNIT and their regulations, of Vitex parties and Jackie Tyler and her regulations—and despite it all, despite all the odds and obstacles, the TARDIS is finally, finally complete. It’s freedom, and it’s home, and it’s beautiful, and within the next few moments, it will once again all be within his reach. He exhales as he twists the last screw of the power adapter into place with his fingers, the finishing touch taking no more effort than the flick of his wrist.

There.

Done.

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Yes, that was my actual reaction… So, I decided to do something insane. A follow forever. These are hard, I never knew that before. Anyway, allons-y!

Most awesome buddies! (And you should check them all out)

aaa – bear – bittie – calli – cara – circe – damegingehollkaru – kelkat – larxy – lwm – raysire -silver – spooks -svashtaneshto – teathinkyyumi

More amazing people! 

2nd2ndaltoandherestograceatimelordswifebadwolflupinbrighterthanrosesbubblygal92  – childrenwithtreebranchswords --

– flypup – gallifreyglogenocidalthetaglory-jeanimadethisblogtofollowyoujennytylersmith – justanotherstupidape

kaynibbler16kutchu -- littlemoresonic – mariatylermcinstry1 – moonofpooshmrv3000ohtentoo – professortennant

– reindeersintheimpalarishidiamsrobotmango – romanovasledger – skinnyscottishsolthreesoozn

– tallskinnyscottishblog – tennanttardisgirltenrose-sthedefenderoftheearththedoctordanceswithrosethe-untempered-prismthedoctorlek – thetasrose – tinyconfusion

– trustno1butthedoctor – trustyourtennantwhatswrongwithbluewho-lligan – whoinwhoville – writeanotherballad – yearn4themoon

fic - the world moves beneath us - tentoo/rose - chapter 2/?

A collaboration between kilodalton and brighterthanroses

Summary: He’d promised himself he’d never again be without her, that he wouldn’t ever have to be. But then he gets a glimpse of his future.

Rating: Teen

Previous Chapters: 1

A/N: No warning, but the story deals with themes related to character death

Nu Who Fic Olympics (nwficolympics) Tags:

Country: USA

Team: TenToo/Rose

Event/Rating: Junior Ski Jump

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Rose has just finished arranging the chrysanthemums when she hears the all-too-familiar grinding of gears from across the room. Tiny, half-forgotten fears like daggers slice through her chest for the first time in months as she turns around. The TARDIS. With the Doctor. Gone.

He’d said–he’d promised! Told her again and again that he’d do this with her by his side, that they would be equals in this world, that the very thought of being without her was too much to bear.

This Doctor, for all of his faults, is no liar. Just as angry tears begin to bite at her cheeks, she sniffs back her grief and remembers that. Sure, he still chooses to withhold valuable information when they collaborate with Torchwood, but never from her. Okay, so it took him seven months to tell Jackie that they were growing a TARDIS of their own, but in all honesty, Rose hadn’t pushed him too hard on that one in the first place, so it really wasn’t his fault. And yes, there are years of secrets he holds, centuries of loved ones and enemies and heartbreak and joy, memories he’ll probably never share with her, but she has her secrets, too. Things she’s simply never had time to tell him.

She wonders if she’ll ever see him again.

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Ignore that up there i’m still learning

This is a thank you to the (surprisingly) 300 people who put up with my blog. I love you all and I would bake you all cookies but they would probably get burnt so maybe not. 

Bolded Italicized means mutual followers.

My friendly flower: galuhfrey

People who got most of my love:

ponnds badwolfrun misstardisblue clarasfallingleaf tinyconfusion galuhfrey gallifrcyan thiswandcouldbealittlemoresonic skinnyscottish

Other great blogs you all should follow:

aroseintime androsetyler alongcametheponds ameliaponde ameliasgalaxy burningupasun brighterthanroses badwolfrun badwollf badwolf-and-hertimelord blueboxtraveller big-little-blue-box cloctorwho clockwcrkdroid curiouseleven claraoswin clarasdoctah clarafaded clarasfallingleaf david-tennants-little-fangirl doctaaah doctortennantsbum doctorcapaldies doctorwhoandkittens dalekphobia expelliarmus echoesofthebadwolf eleven-is-dreaming elevenshours elevenslostgirl fuckitykidneys fiercedestiel fireypond fearlessoswin fabulousfez fallenbowtie gwendolynstacy galuhfrey gallifrcyan gingeroswin gallifrayens gloriusponnds heavenlyponds infinitebluebox impossiblyamelia impossiblypond impossibloswin ireneadlerr mattsmit misstardisblue marhajones myroary myraggedydoctoor mydarlingdoctor oswinlove oswinsdream oswinsturn pulledacross phoenixditty pizzapartyplusprofanity ponnds polisbox ponnd pondrific rosetylered rosewolfy rosepxnd rorydarling rorywilliampond restnoweleven rosetylr rointheta stupidape somereallygreathair skinnyscottish smithsclara trenzalours tardisbluerose tinyconfusion tenthdoctr tenbluebox terrifictardis tardisistic who-lligan winchestersbadwolf 

I think i got everyone, but, if I missed someone, I am so so sorry and I’ll give you burnt cookies, okay? <3

Haven’t ever done them so thought I might give this a go with my newest follower milestone, whoooo! I love all of my followers and as well as adore the people I follow too, even if we might not be mutual followers. The bolded ones will be those who whose edits or fics I adore and I interact more. So here it is y'all! 

A-C : abadplanwellexecuted, aeonish, agallifreyantrickster, atimelordswife, badwolfrun, bittie752bitchymamabrighterthanroses, bubblygal92, callistawolf

D-F : deathlywritings, doctorandroseinatardis, dryadalisfadewithfuryflypupfogsbluefollowthebadwolf

G-K: gallifreyslostson, helplesslynerdy, isilienelenihin, kaynibbler16kelkat9, kilodalton, ky-sta

L-O: lastincurableromantic, lauraxxtennant, licieoic, lunarsilverwolfstar, misstardisblue, mariechambers, miyuxlarva, ofstormsandwolves, oodwhovian.

P-S: perfectlyrose, princetennantpulledacross, re-sile, rishidiams, rointheta, rudennotgingrsilverlightandshadow, samihiggins.

T-W: teawhoviantenxrosetyler, the-untempered-prism, thebadddestwolf, thedistortedmirror, thedoctordanceswithrose, thesilverfoxandthebadwolf, time-nebulatkross, whoinwhoville, wintermoth.

These are great guys and have fantastic blogs. So thanks for being amazing, fantastic blogs guys!

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I reached 15k followers today :`))) and i wanted to thank you guys because you’re all amazing, special, beautiful ♥ etc. I decided to make a follow forever since i haven’t done it in a while. Also i’ll keep it pretty short.

agentdunhams ; androsetyleramandaseyfried ; arthurpendragonns 

badwollf ;  baltaks ; billiepiedpiper ; brighterthanroses burningupasun 

burntlikethesun ;  daenystormborn deceivingfate ; geckosfuller 

gemmatellered ; joanniewatson ; joharvelless ; kilodaltonkingslyers

ksica ; mastersamwise ; misstardisblueoodlyenough ; pulledacross

rointheta ; rosestylerr ; satvojihusanastupidapevoldermorte

Fic — The World Moves Beneath Us — TenToo/Rose — Chapter 5/?

Chapters - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

A collaboration between kilodalton and brighterthanroses

Summary: He’d promised himself he’d never again be without her, that he wouldn’t ever have to be. But then he gets a glimpse of his future.

Rating: Teen

A/N: No warning, but the story deals with themes related to character death

The thrum of the morning rain on the window of the car that picks them up the next morning is echoed by the beat of his fingers drumming an impatient pattern on the armrest. It’s usually a ten minute ride, tops—and it’s already been almost twenty. What is taking so bloody long to get there? Get in, sign the papers, and get out—that’s the plan. It has to be the plan—he can’t risk anything else. Any more time than necessary spent in that bloody Torchwood building and the team leads would likely try to reel both Rose and him into an assignment—Torchwood has an unfortunate habit of sending Rose off to parts unknown, with or without him. Oh, he understands why—she’s one of their best agents, but their pattern of foisting dangerous assignment after dangerous assignment upon her had already started to worry him even before he’d found… what he’d found… in their flat. She’d already come back from helping out on previous assignments he hadn’t even been told about with her arms purple from bruises from where a Sontaran had grabbed her, or bandages wrapped around her hand from where an robot’s pincers had cut deeply into her soft flesh. And each time she’d say it didn’t hurt that badly, didn’t matter—she was defending the earth, fighting the kinds of monsters they’d always fought, just like they’d always done.

He’s been so blind. Her life has been in danger this whole time—every time she stepped foot into that building. He can’t let that happen again.

 

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Fic -- The World Moves Beneath Us -- TenToo/Rose -- Chapter 6/?

Chapters - 1 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

A collaboration between kilodalton and brighterthanroses

Summary: He’d promised himself he’d never again be without her, that he wouldn’t ever have to be. But then he gets a glimpse of his future.

Rating: Teen

A/N: No warning, but the story deals with themes related to character death

The smell of smoke and rain wafts around her body, the mud cakes on to her trainers. It’s intoxicating, just being here, around these people with their simple love of music, kissing and making love under the gray sky. Out in the open.

It’s times like these that remind her of how much she’s changed since she was nineteen. Her very morality has changed–or at least, she has learned to accept other people’s moralities, like the Doctor told her to do, so very long ago in that dingy old Cardiff morgue.

She wonders, not for the first time, who she’d be if she hadn’t met the Doctor. Probably dead. Definitely not the Rose Tyler she was meant to be. Rose doesn’t much believe in destiny or fate, but after seeing Donna Noble in that world without the Doctor, she suspects she doesn’t know much at all about the ways of the universe. Maybe she was that guiding force, once upon a time when the golden gasps of time swelled in her veins. Maybe she’s always been.

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fic — the world moves beneath us — tentoo/rose — chapter 4/?

Chapters - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

A collaboration between kilodalton and brighterthanroses

Summary: He’d promised himself he’d never again be without her, that he wouldn’t ever have to be. But then he gets a glimpse of his future.

Rating: Teen

A/N: No warning, but the story deals with themes related to character death

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Fic — The World Moves Beneath Us — TenToo/Rose — Chapter 3/?

Chapters - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

A collaboration between kilodalton and @brighterthanroses

Summary: He’d promised himself he’d never again be without her, that he wouldn’t ever have to be. But then he gets a glimpse of his future.

Rating: Teen

A/N: No warning, but the story deals with themes related to character death

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