OKAY so let’s be clear here… Bellamy’s entire arc this season has been about finding his own self-worth. He’s been trying to figure out why he deserves to live after all he’s done. He didn’t want to be inside. You can’t save someone who doesn’t want to be saved, he said. But with that scene, he decides he’s going to live because Clarke Griffin “died” for him. He meant that much to her. He owes his life to her so he will live for her. Bellamy Blake finally found his self worth because he was loved.
So not to interrupt this Yuri on Ice content with… more Yuri on Ice content, but: Most Relatable Duality of Yuuri Katsuki Mood for me is hands-down that interplay between his ever-fluctuating self-worth and his pride.
Like. I cannot stop picturing him pre-competition, the oncoming psychological death spiral glaringly obvious to everyone who’s ever met him. The only times he doesn’t look 100% catatonic is when he’s making ‘jokes’ to Phichit like “Ha ha, if you don’t want to be seen with me afterwards I totally understand, hahaha.”
And then one of the Americans breezes over like, “Hey, Katsuki, can I give you some advice? Try not to take this seriously. Just have fun.”
The temperature drops like 12 degrees and Yuuri grows about 2 inches in height as he draws himself out of his slouch. His stare focuses and zeroes in. The only audible sound is an onlooker swallowing.
“I’ll keep that in mind, Craig,” he says, and then spite-skates to silver.
(And Phichit swears to this day that he can’t remember tweeting “CRAIG JUST ALMOST BECAME AN EX-CRAIG.”)
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!
I have been very distracted with the Primary Big Bang, both reading the other fics and proofreading my own as I posted it, so I think there is less gen this time and more shipfics. Time to go through my AO3 History and see what I like enough to make a post about.
Project G.A.L.R.A. by GemmaRose Words:
25,101 (WIP 15/27) Author’s Summary:
Keith has been prepared for the apocalypse for a long time, so when it finally reaches his college campus he knows what to do. Get someone trustworthy to watch his back, grab something to defend himself with, and find a place to weather the storm. Making friends was never supposed to be part of the equation.
My Comments: Eventual Klunk? Those are the tags, anyway. This is an absolutely fantastic take on the zombie apocalypse, starting out with Hunk and Keith on the run. At the point where I just got, they just ran into Lance, so I think it’s about to get a lot more interesting, and it was ALREADY super fantastic. And it’s tagged Queerplatonic Hunk/Lance! That makes me very happy. I’m not the only one.
Handbook of Demonology by squirenonny for Pechat Words:
5,516 (WIP 1/8) Author’s Summary: This psychic—Lance the Lucid, according to the posters, and Keith wasn’t even going to comment on that—was a charlatan, plain and simple, and Keith kind of wanted to punch him. Sure, Lance knew how to put on a show, but Keith doubted there was anything more to the act than charm and dramatic flair.Pidge sighed, catching Keith’s eyes. “At this point, they’re pretty much our only hope.” – While searching for the truth behind their families’ disappearance, Keith and Pidge hire a pair of amateur witches to help summon the demon Zarkon. They accidentally summon Allura instead. My Comments: I ADORE everything this author writes, and this one is even more exciting to me than most. Fantasy AU! All of the characters so far have very cool, individual abilities, and I love the way their relationship dynamics have both changed and stayed the same from the show. Wonderful worldbuilding, intriguing plot, fun character interactions, everything I could ask for and more.
Stardust, Silk and Steel by CalicoTomcat Words:
119,554 (WIP 25/?) Author’s Summary: Cold and alone, Pidge wakes up after the wormhole collapses to find herself in the last part of the universe she had ever expected to be…Home. Part 1: Cosmic Coincidence (Chapters 1-15) Part 2: Picking Up The Pieces (Chapters 16-?) (More tags to be added in time.) My Comments: I haven’t finished reading what’s available yet, since I keep getting distracted with other things, but this is REALLY good. Pidge is a badass, but she’s also a vulnerable kid who needs SO much love. Really cool stuff with the lion bond in this one, too, and a renegade road trip across the US. And great backstories for the Holt family, too. Highly recommended.
A Group Effort by Pale_Faces Words:
Lance catches the common cold, of which there are no proven ways to cure. The rest of the paladins think otherwise.
My Comments: ADORABLE sickfic in which the entire team does everything they can to help Lance feel better. It’s light and fluffy and sweet and perfect just the way it is.
Homesick by Seliphra Words:
When he was a boy, Lance would have given anything to get into space and touch the stars. Now that he’s there, he would give anything to go home again.
My Comments: Very sweet little fic, though sad at first. I love Lance and Coran so much.
Chrono Story by yamimitsukai Words:
14,201 (WIP 2/?) Author’s Summary: There is usually a reason that weapons are created, and a weapon such as Voltron is no exception. When Lance digs around to find the reason from old data files he found in the Castle, he didn’t expect to find eons worth of a story leading back to the very first Paladins of the Lions. And funnily enough, it’s the Druids who hold most of the answers. An Evillious Chronicles AU of Voltron - Set after Season 1. My Comments: This story tricked me! I thought it was all going to be about worldbuilding and history, but NO, the second chapter started the PLOT. In a MAJOR WAY. I am so excited for more. Keith and Lance and Hunk’s interactions are fantastic, and I’m trying really hard not to get sucked into the huge, confusing saga that is fused into the Voltron universe here.
Make a Wish by treble_maker Words:
All he asked for was a hot genie, but when Lance finds a wish-granting alien named Keith inside a lantern, he never expected wishing for an adventure would lead him to Voltron and the chance to save the universe.
My Comments: Endgame Klance, but it’s mostly just a fun adventure fic. This one surprised me with how much I enjoyed it. Lance is super adorable, as is Hunk, and Keith is understandably scared of getting attached. Great fun.
Santa Claus is Coming to Space by yet_intrepid Words:
If the Galra attack tomorrow, Voltron’s going to have one angry leg, Hunk thinks, as he heads into the kitchen to do some experimenting. You don’t fuck with Christmas, not even if you’re an evil space empire. You just don’t.
My Comments: This is absolutely adorable and hilarious! I’m so glad it exists. SHIRO.
Stronger Than They Know (The Caretaker) by unfortunatelynormal Words:
7,583 (WIP 14/?) Author’s Summary:
Hunk Garrett has an incessant need to take care of people, and make sure that they are safe and happy. It ends up getting him in some precarious situations. (This is kind of a shit summary, but it starts with a Hunk origin story and goes from there).
My Comments: Tagged eventual Klance, but right now it’s just Hunk being adorable and kind and amazing and the best person in the universe. I love it.
Playing Catch-Up by 5557 Words:
10,666 (WIP 2/?) Author’s Summary:“But, Lance…” His voice trailed away as Hunk attempted to regain his composure, too many questions flooding his mind to ignore, “What happened? Why’s everyone in the pods?” Lance’s playful exuberance melted away and he stared blankly at Hunk. “You don’t remember the bomb?” Hunk awakens out of the medical pod to find everyone else still inside, and only Lance is there to take care of them all.He’s glad to be reunited with Lance, but as time goes on, Hunk realizes that things are not entirely what they seem…
My Comments: Can be read as romantic or platonic Hance. This one absolutely broke my heart. Lance needs to be hugged for a long, long time. Fortunately, he has Hunk.
Stay Right Here by Emerald_Ashes Words:
Hunk can’t sleep. He tries, yet it just won’t come to him. But he’s not the only one having a rough night.
My Comments: Hance. My sweet summer boys deserve all the love and cuddles.
Briar knew the pin that was meant; the boy had showed it to everyone the day before. “Me?” demanded the street rat, horrified. “Nick that piece of flash? There’s no pump worth is Bags as would pay more'n a few copper pennies for it!” “Liar!” cried his accuser. “It cost me two silver crescents!” Briar lifted his eyebrows. “Silver-gilt paint, tin, and a glass pearl? Then you was nicked, and nicked proper.”
Hi @therealjacksepticeye I hope you like this little drawing, unfortunately I couldn’t finish InkTober this year since I had to takea few tests early so I could go to a dance competition in November, but I found a few minutes in between days to draw. I took me a total week to do this and it was ABSOLUTELY worth it.
It’s based of your gameplays on South Park: Fractured but Whole (Which are fucking hilarious) and I thought it would be cool give it a little septic twist. Hahaha
You are such an inspiration, you taught me that it is possible to find time for yourself and your hobbies in between stressful work hours…in my case school hours.
Thank you so much! And I hope it’s not to late.
(hey look, another one that got long, what a shocker)
canon divergence au where yurio never comes to hasetsu.
victor still gives yuuri the eros program, but yuuri sees him practicing agape.
“oh no, he still wants to compete! he’s got a program and everything!”
conveniently, there are still ten days left until victor would need to submit his paperwork.
“I must convince him to go back to russia. even though it will break my heart.” Yuuri says
“you should stop talking to yourself dramatically in random corners first,” mari replies.
yuuri decides that the CLEAREST MOST LOGICAL (and therefore not logical at all) course of action is to embarrass himself so much that victor sees yuuri isn’t worth his time and he goes back to russia while yuuri breaks his own heart in the process.