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Except for the few, adorable moments he dedicated to kids, he walked that red carpet as if there was fire burning under his feet. Of all people, he had Simon Jones attached to his hip the entire time and that was only part of the horrible company he had to endure throughout the evening. And yet no Danielle, who’d be always so very willing, alongside him. Beautiful, but tense, dedicated to nicest fans but mostly detached, he might have nothing to promote but a dubious girl band project coming up and yet he could have made a good use of such a fitting opportunity to bask a bit in the spotlight, get a little more attention, spread his enthusiasm about his personal and professional moves. Instead he ran faster than Forrest Gump, chose not to discuss anything of what is publicly associated with him at the moment. Why? Is he as private and shy as Danielle shielding the wrong side of her face from the mean mean paps? 

One day it’ll end, but today isn’t obviously that day. And calling that a happy, free, willing Louis is like attending a Donald Trump convention and judging him a wise, competent, upright person.

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Hey guys! I know I haven’t posted anything in a long time and I’m really sorry about that. I’ve been in a lot of plays recently along with school and work, I hope to get back on track once this last play is over!
In the meantime, here are some full pictures of my Chrom cosplay and my friends who cosplayed Robin and Lucina! Feel free to ask any questions you may have about any of my cosplays or any tips in general! Thank you guys so much!!

Weekly Voltron Fic Recs #16

I’m going to my grandparents’ for Christmas weekend so I wanted to get this done first. I know, it hasn’t been a week. But there are still a LOT of fics. This fandom is prolific, you guys.

Rules: You can find past rec lists here. This is stuff I like, and I have a huge bias toward Lance, hurt/comfort, and general fluff, in that order. Gen unless otherwise noted. Please comment on the fics if you read and enjoy them! 

A Gift Horse by To Be or Not to- Oh forget it (Mikki)
Words: 17,801
Author’s Summary: The paladins of Voltron are the universe’s only hope, and they are ready to fight against the Galra. The only problem is, they’re one short. After stumbling their way through freeing a planet however, they might just find the solution to their problem in the form of a ‘gift of gratitude’. No one is happy about it.
My Comments: Tagged as slight Klance, but reads gen. Warning for abuse, including implied sexual abuse, and slavery. So yeah. Team Voltron is “given” a Keith who has been raised as a Galra and enslaved for years. And then they proceed to absolutely bungle their handling of him. But I really liked Lance doing his best to get to know Keith as a person rather than a problem to be solved, and I find the concept really interesting. This is one of those fics where I want to write the sequel, because a LOT of work is going to need to be done to get these characters anywhere near healed after something like this.

700 Spicolion Movements Under the Sun by alexygalexy
Words: 5,339
Author’s Summary: Surprise birthday party for Coran! It’s a disaster made with love.
My Comments: I LOVE THIS FIC SO MUCH. Everyone tried so hard. And it worked out. Mostly. Group hug at the end!

From Kids to Cats by tolkienbs
Words: 1,459
Author’s Summary: The paladins have turned into cats. Allura is at the end of her rope, yet again.
My Comments: The cutest crack. This fandom needs to write more animal transformation fics.

Home by kencat
Words: 1,138
Author’s Summary: Lance just misses home.
My Comments: BEAUTIFUL Hunk and Lance interaction. I love them both so much.

Trial by Ordeal by To Be or Not to- Oh forget it (Mikki)
Words: 89,187
Author’s Summary: They’re supposed to be two sides of the same coin, or something like that. The truth is a bit more complicated. (Character study of Keith and Lance)
My Comments: This is long, but absolutely worth the effort. Warning for depictions of abuse in both parts, but it’s treated realistically and respectfully. There were parts in Keith’s chapter that I had to stop reading for a while and do something else, and pretty much everything in Lance’s chapter made me ache for him and the family he left behind. But it’s really, really good. Amazingly well-written and deep and lifelike, and it all makes so much sense, for both of these characters. I’ll be thinking about this one for a long, long time.

Where Does That Go? by alexygalexy
Words: 2,355
Author’s Summary: Alfor decides its time for Allura to meet his lion.
My Comments: SO CUTE. Tiny Allura is absolutely adorable, if a bit of a brat. Just a feel-good fic.

The Ballad of Green and Blue by uncaringrose
Words: 4,186
Author’s Summary: Pidge never considered Lance to be a prime choice for a friend. But, maybe, he’s not so bad. They have more in common than she thought, and he’s not as annoying as she thought. Her brother may be missing, but she may have found another one to help with the heart ache. * Or: Lance and Pidge spar and realize they enjoy each others’ company more than they first did. Snippets of their growing friendship.
My Comments: Background Klance and Shallura, but the focus is on Pidge and Lance and their seemingly unlikely friendship. I LOVE it. I really want them to have this kind of relationship in the show.

Serendipity by DarkScales
Words: 3,157
Author’s Summary: The ironic thing was, they hadn’t even been looking for them when they found them. (AKA, that future fic where Pidge finds Sam and Matt Holt, completely by accident. And the two are already in the middle of freeing themselves and the rest of the prisoners with them, because the Holt family is awesome.)
My Comments: Aw, a Holt reunion fic! It’s fantastic. I want this so much.

Pidgey-back Ride by darkinsanity13
Words: 2,378
Author’s Summary: It really wasn’t all that odd to find Pidge sleeping in weird places, often draped over her latest tech project or with one sitting nearby. That’s why one day when Keith wandered into the Red Lion’s hanger to see Pidge laying over one of the consoles, clothes and hair rumpled and softly snoring, he wasn’t terribly surprised at the sight.
My Comments: Keith and Pidge sibling-type relationship is also good! Very cute fic.

Space Dad of the Year by sonofthestars
Words: 2,374
Author’s Summary: If there is one thing stable in the paladins’ lives it would be Shiro’s support. AKA Shiro comforts the other paladins when they are sad.
My Comments: What it says on the tin. The beautiful, lovely, comforting tin.

Your Sister Calls Me Daddy by nerdiekatie
Words: 618
Author’s Summary: Part of my Voltron Drabble series, which you can also find on my tumblr. “'Fuck!’ he says hurriedly. 'Fuck,’ he groans again, hiding his face in his hands. 'I didn’t mean it like that. I meant she calls me dad, they all call me dad.’”
My Comments: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Robo Mouse by earthstar
Words: 1,263
Author’s Summary: It wa a robot mouse. It was blue and white, stood up to Hunk’s knee, had tiny little doors for some tiny furry pilots, and the little helicopter blades on it’s back indicated it could also fly. Hunk could not find the words.
My Comments: I LOVE taking weird stuff from Go Lion and forcing it into Voltron: Legendary Defender. Fun little fic.

Alpinia Purpurata and the Sea by monsieurerwin
Words: 1,065
Author’s Summary: The number one thing Hunk misses from home is the ocean. Also flowers.
My Comments: Aw, Hunk-centric fic! Yes good.

a hunk of burning love by smokesque
Words: 1,277
Author’s Summary: pidge has always found company in the silence between words that were never really sincere. for the first time, they find it in the voices of other people. or; that one time hunk and lance thought it would be a good idea to sing elvis presley at four am (and pidge’s prayers were answered).
My Comments: Pre-series Garrison Trio! They’re so TINY and ADORABLE.

oh rainy day, come around by raytalities
Words: 1,516
Author’s Summary: Apparently the cryo-pods can’t cure the common cold. For a change, Shiro finds himself on the receiving end of being looked after.
My Comments: This fic hits the spot. Like chicken soup.

The Space Between Grief And Trust by borrowedphrases
Words: 3,736
Author’s Summary: During a restless night, Keith shares memories with Red.
My Comments: This is wonderful, and so well-written. I adore fics where the paladins bond with their lions, and this is a very cool one. My heart ached for both of them.

It’s My Party (I’ll Cry If I Want To) by nerdiekatie
Words: 2,297
Author’s Summary: Time passes, even in space. Missed birthdays are celebrated, even if they bring up issues. Allura realizes exactly how old our paladins are. Lance jolts up and looks at Hunk. 'Dude, we missed your birthday!’ Hunk jabs his finger at Pidge’s laptop. 'Yours is tomorrow!’ Shiro smiles. 'Congratulations, boys. You should celebrate.’
My Comments: Bittersweet, in the best way. This was equal parts cute and sad, very much like the show can be. I loved it.

Previously Recced Fics That Updated This Week Last Few Days:

Kerberos did (not) succeed by GemmaRose (now complete)
Someplace Like Home by squirenonny (the LANGST in this update, omg)
Where No One Goes by earthstar
Sweet Silver Bells by BossToaster (ChaoticReactions) (latest chapter was pure perfection)
Engine Won’t Turn by yet_intrepid
Beast You’ve Made of Me by BossToaster (ChaoticReactions) (i’ve had about enough of your shit, Maros)
The Final Act of Mercy by ptw30
I’m not the Lance You think I am by KairaKara101
Waltz with Me by eggs_and_toast
He Sleeps in the Sky of Ice by jadencross
When Rome’s in Ruins by BossToaster (ChaoticReactions)

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