but seriously its the only drama that looks interesting this fall

The Eternal Problem: A Meditation on Mortality in Sherlock S4

When asked about S4 during the promotional lead-up, Moftiss repeatedly said this new series would be about one thing: consequences.  Now that we stand on the other side of S4, what do we think they meant?  It obviously wasn’t legal consequences for shooting Magnussen, or physical consequences of overdosing on drugs.   

In this meta, I argue that TAB and S4 are above all about the moral, metaphysical, and narrative consequences of Sherlock faking his death during the Reichenbach Fall—an act which continues to reverberate through the story two series later, both for the characters and, significantly, for the writers.

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i expected to do a rundown of book reviews before school starts but i didn’t read anything during vacation. i half-blame kdramas. i half-blame the burnt out feeling i experienced when the semester concluded. there’s that, and i’m really sorry for my main blog because it has been neglected this holiday season even if i promised i wouldn’t put it aside anymore. i’m so bad at keeping up with it. 

nonetheless, i want to share some thoughts i have about some kdramas i watched (and finished) this holiday season because i loved a bunch of them and i just want to talk about them. 

Originally posted by nammminn

1. W: Two Worlds- the first one I decided to binge-watch. the chemistry between the characters of this drama was A++ also, i took interest in it because of the world it promised in its synopsis. nonetheless, it didn’t disappoint. everything in this drama was obviously so well-though of. although i’m not a fan of the female lead character, i loved kang chul’s character and that was enough to keep watching the drama till the end. i tackled this drama expecting a romantic love story but it isn’t much of that because it’s really action and suspense packed. anyway, i realized that too late to turn back from my interest in the world in this drama. 4.5/5 

Originally posted by asianfireflies

2. Cheese in the Trap- the setting of this drama is just so relatable because the characters are in college. kim go eun is an acting goddess. hats off for both park hae jin and lee sung kyung. nam joo hyuk is an adorable human once more. this drama had great acting and a great story rolled into one. it would only seem light at first but the story gradually becomes darker as it progresses. this drama gets your mind working because of how it drops its foreshadowing and all that so you know that this is a well thought out story. 7/5

Originally posted by irrational-obsessions-gottcha78

3. Oh My Ghostess- this one only started to hook me around the middle part. but i’ll say it was great to watch. i was sincerely rooting for park bo young’s character that i didn’t fancy the parts with kim seul gi’s character possessing her and seducing jo jung suk’s character– and that’s quite a lot of parts. that doesn’t mean i hated kim seul gi in this, it’s just that i really, really wanted to see things work for chef sun woo and bong sun. this show, nonetheless, challenged park bo young, obviously, because she was technically doing two roles in one drama. and she did a great job!! also, it’s impossible to not fall in love with jo jung suk who was every second lovable and adorable in this drama. i also discovered another favorite actor in this drama which is kwak si yang. 4.9/5

Originally posted by irrational-obsessions-gottcha78

(everyone needs a kwak si yang smile in their life. also, because the next kdrama i’m going to mention has si yang in it)

Originally posted by kdramastuff

4. Second to Last Love- adult romance and family drama. not a lot of people know about this drama but apparently, it aired the same time as scarlet heart ryeo and jealousy incarnate in SBS. i watched this just because of the promise that kwak si yang is in this drama. and he is!! kim seul gi being an amazing actress in this and sharing the screen with kwak si yang is a big bonus. i fell in love with him during oh my ghostess and i looked for dramas where he acts in and this is one of them. he’s the second lead in this drama and he did a terrific job in it. i’m a new fan!! anyways, this drama isn’t the usual thing to watch if you’re looking for oppas with hot bods to scream about. it’s a feel-good drama with plot twists so it’s not boring and not very light either. this is the quality and kind of drama that i hope filipino family dramas would achieve. even if it has a sad, dark back story, it is still relatable which makes it speak to audience. 3.8/5

Originally posted by dankkekk

4. Cinderella and the Four Knights- the title should be enough warning if you’re not into common and overused storylines. it already has cinderella on it so you already know what to expect right?? the story seriously reminded me of wattpad stories where a mistreated, poor, golden hearted girl’s life turns around 360 degrees because she meets this rich old man who lets her live with his super handsome and super bratty heirs. it just saddened me that it’s the case because jung il woo and park so dam who were both great actors. i think their acting was what really pulled me into finishing this series. eitherway, the other characters were too simple in a black and white way too so that didn’t impress me. i gave this drama a chance because i wanted to see if they’ll do something innovative with the cinderella concept but no. it wasn’t what i got. i continued watching it nonetheless because the acting was good, and i was looking forward to the happy ending of this drama that’s why i kept watching it. 2.5/5

some other stuff i’d like to mention: 

Originally posted by musingsofagirl1

-hwarang is still on going but i am loving it so far!! i can tell it will go down as a great story, especially with the interesting historical setting. on the leads, even if i love park seo joon being sun woo so much, i’m kind of rooting for park hyung sik’s character, sam maek jong. also, the other boys are adorable characters as well. 

Originally posted by sassy-smolder

-pls go ahead and watch weightlifting fairy kim bok joo. it didn’t really get the rating it deserved during its run but it has a promising story and great characters and talented actors. this is a very light but very well thought of drama. i talked about it on this blog a couple of times already and you’re probably tired of me saying it but go anead and marvel at the beautiful lee sung kyung and nam joo hyuk.

Originally posted by kdramagif

-goblin is a huge hit because it has a stellar cast, a stellar concept and a stellar story. i think it rose to popularity because of the leads but it is so much more than that. i’m looking forward to seeing more of this drama. huge bonus if you like aesthetically pleasing shows. i know a lot of kdramas have pretty cinematography but this one is just one of the best i have ever seen. i will always give this one a 10/10. 


Q. Phone lock screen

JM: Mine is a picture of BTS. I like pictures of everyone together. But now its a picture of when we recorded a video for the Korean fansign. I recently changed it
V: (while showing the screen) Tada~ Chet Baker!
JK: mine is black
JM&V: black?
JK: ye, wait a minute (pulls out his phone to show it) look
JM&V: It really is!

SG: (shows his phone) here
JH: wow its black!!
SG: I don’t really care about the screensaver
JH: mine is my favourite artist!
SG: who?
JH: who is it…(laughs)
SG: Isn’t it your favourite artist?
JH: I completely forgot who it is (laughs) ah, It’s Frank Ocean (R&B singer). But it’s been the same for half a year so I want to change it
SG: But isn’t it your favourite artist?
JH: It just have a feeling (to do it).. and a selca is a little embarrassing

Q. A song you would sing to a woman you’re interested in

V: I would’t sing but…I would recommend “I Fall In Love Too Easily” By trumpet player Chet Baker. There is also a movie based on it (BORN TO BE BLUE) so then I would talk to her about it.
JM: Cool~ I would make a song for her.
JK: Me too! I have never written lyrics for a girl but even if I don’t know I can do it if i like that person.
JM: The song would depend on the kind of person they are, and I wouldn’t know if I haven’t made any right. My ideal type is somone I have become to fall in love with. A person who makes me feel I want to stay with them.

JH: I would sing Otsukai’s “Sakuranbo”. I liked the song from long ago. I think the lyrics are full of love and because the tune id bright it matches my personalty. I want a trailer that becomes a stage and say “this is an even” then sing it to her
SG: I would say “can’t you come to the concert”
JH: huh?
SG: since I don’t do karaoke and I don’t sing when I’m off stage, as I’m someone who makes music
JH: Heh~~

J: wouldn’t she be pleased if i sang “Awake”. sing “Wide awake~~” in front of her eyes
RM: Pfft (laughs)
J: why are you laughing
RM: you chose your own song (laughs)
J: Then what would I sing?
RM: Ask her to a park or by a rive with a natural feeling then sit on a bench and hum
J: (looking at RM regretfully) and sing “Reflection”?
RM: I’m a little embarrassed to sing my own song (laughs) I will sing “Girl” (from Korean drama Reply 1988)
J: What if she runs away?
RM: then.. If I shared my love then I’m satisfied

Q. Something you want to try in 2017

V: Actor. The Korean drama I appeared in will air in Japan too. Please watch it!! Only look at me!
JM: “Only look at me” (laughs) I want to travel with my family or friends~
JK: That’s good too. But I want to debut as a pro bowler!!
JKSince November last year I have been learning from a teacher and now my score can go up to 240
JM: Three months ago you were worse than me
JK: huh!? was I?

JH: I want to travel to Japan
SG: go to the gym. Because right now I’m not doing anything. I shouldn’t do that (nothing)
JH: Musically, this year I want to release my mix tape, so I can grow as a rapper
SG: And have an overseas tour. I have to work hard to get BTS to be loved by more people

Q. Favourite place

RM: workroom in the office because on one side of the wall I displayed my favourite bear bricks. Nowadays I have nowhere to display them in my room
J: There’s a lot (laughs)
RM: In the past I couldn’t understand why people collecting things but now I..
RM: There seriously is a lot (laughs) My favourite place is the meat restaurant near our dorm. I really like the beef!
RM: come to think of it, when we went to eat all together, they were all out of Beef Brisket
J: Beef platter. You at it all!
RM: Jin hyung grilled it

jp to kr; RN & 감자밭할매
kr to en; @hobuing

Korean Drama Recommendations/Fangirling:

So! A friend of mine on FB asked me late last night for Korean drama recommendations. She’s never watched kdramas before, so without intending to I just vomited up brief feels, synopses, and titles for her from which to choose. These titles were only the ones that immediately came to mind off the top of my head. Seeing as how I assume some of you adorable follower-humans might enjoy kdramas too, I thought I’d share. Most likely you diehards (pun not intended) out there have already seen these, but here’s some dramas to throw in your face anyway! Since it’s my thing, I’m going to go by genre; so all will have romance as either a main plot line or as a subplot. Brace yourself for the d'awws!


If you’re in the mood for a serious, beautiful, powerhouse of a drama with adult themes (ie adultery but not really…long story), dreams and money, sacrificing your true self for security to forsake happiness, and of COURSE sex and pianos, then you need to watch Secret Love Affair. It is hot and intense and has an open ended interpretation for a finale that will leave you stunned and happy.

I mean, damn, guys…come on just LOOK at this sexiness!

Plus it’s just a damn good drama all around. So watch it.


If you’re looking for something that walks the line between comedy and paranormal, you NEED to see The Master’s Sun. Its heroine is an hilariously adorable girl who can see ghosts, and the hero is a skeptic who, when the female lead touches, makes poltergeists disappear. It’s probably one of the best dramas that incorporates creepy horror with perfect comedy!


If you’re looking for something a bit different, you HAVE to watch Arang and the Magistrate. Same concept as The Master’s Sun, except the female lead is dead and a ghost, the setting is ancient Korea, and there’s gods, goddesses, action, magic, and evil political dudes. Plus the male lead is hilariously apathetic, and the female lead is a badass who kicks ass as a dead girl! It’s funny and dark and heartfelt and will leave you with all of the heart eyes! Plus it has the cutest ending that ever cuted itself.


If you’re looking for something strictly comedy and a bit silly, with moments of seriousness and more cute than you could shake a stick at, you need King of High School. Take an 18 year old high school guy and make him pose as his older brother as a prestigious CEO in a company that a dowdy, 30 year old over-looked heroine works at and you talk about some of the CUTEST comedy you’ve ever witnessed in your freakin’ life!


If you’re looking for something hella melodramatic and intense, go with Secret Love. Heroine is engaged to a guy who gets involved in a hit-and-run that kills a girl, and the heroine takes the fall for her fiance. Turns out the victim was the pregnant girlfriend of the male lead. The drama explores the idea of falling in love with someone, even as you hate them. Suffice to say, IT IS INTENSE, and a bit nuts of a drama, but it will leaving you feeling all of your emotions and then some.


If you want some time travel in your drama diet, go with Queen In Hyun’s Man. Hero is an ancient Korean scholar who finds himself traveling to the future, where he meets the female lead, an aspiring actress who lands the role of the Queen from our hero’s time period. Comedy, cuteness, angst, and adorableness ensues. And smexy kisses. OH MY GOD THE SMEXY KISSES!


Keeping in the same vain as the historical theme, Sungkyunkwan Scandal is adorable and perfect! Set in ancient Korea, in order to protect her family our female lead disguises herself as a boy to get into a university of sorts that only permits men. Cue “male lead finds himself attracted to a boy despite him not being gay” theme and much hilarious ensues. Ignoring the gay panic is a must, but if you can it’s so entertaining and will leave you so damn amused!


And, last but not least, keeping with the gay-panic theme, Coffee Prince. Coffee Prince is probably one of the best kdramas ever, and it’s basically the same premise as Sungkyunkwan Scandal; female lead lands a job in an all-male working environment to support her family. The only real difference is that in Coffee Prince, our heroine opens and closes the drama as a very tom boyish, masculine girl. She’s never subscribed to gender roles, so it makes her character far more interesting. There’s angst and cute and smexy kisses and great characters and everything you could ever want in a drama!


so this is my first fanfic on here and I hope you guys like it! Basically takes place around a month after 1x13 and is just some Bughead smut really. My ultimate goal for their first scene in season 2 lol x

So it’s a bit long sorry and like I said smut you have been warned haha

It was a dreary Friday afternoon. The halls of Riverdale High seemed to have transgressed into an even duller shade of grey, rivalling the clouds outside.  Betty sighed as her eyes drifted to the clock behind the teacher’s desk, willing the hands to move faster. The usually attentive blonde was barely tuned in; the teacher’s voice a humming in the background fading into a symphony of tapping pens, restless feet, and quiet chatter.

Her eyes scanned the room as she slumped in her seat- a rarity after being raised with indoctrination of the importance of correct posture- taking in the other patrons of the room. Ethel was to her left idly taking notes, while Veronica on her right was texting behind the guise of her text book. Archie was a row in front of her jotting what Betty presumed to be lyrics in a notepad, while Kevin was next to him probably texting Veronica. She sighed again, deflating as her heart ached a little at the missing piece.  Jughead was at Southside High, probably staring down hallways greyer than these, softened against the harsh leather that plagued the school but dull none the less.

Betty understood why he went. He didn’t have much of a choice, but she respected that he was content with what had played out. These people, the Serpents and the Southside community had accepted him without a second thought, welcomed him before they knew him and offered unwavering support and protection. A family. It was something the people on this side of town had never done. It was something even his oldest and closest friends had failed to deliver on many times. It was something he had only ever found in her and as much as that warmed her heart and made her feel special, she knew that he needed it in something else too; now more than ever.

The piercing shrill of the bell intruded Betty’s reverie and she jumped slightly in her seat, making a mental note of the homework the teacher was now rattling off for the weekend before hastily gathering her things. Kevin was by her side immediately.

“Is it just me or is everything particularly mundane this Friday?” the sharp tongued boy asked her, shaking his head. Betty laughed lightly nodding in agreement.

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Cabinet Battles Pt.1 || Thomas Jefferson x Reader

Thomas Jefferson x Reader

Word Count:
(Around 1,187 to be exact)


If requests are still open could you do one where the reader absolutely wrecks Jefferson at a debate and he can’t believe her lost to them and is in just total awe and then falls in love with them??

This request was originally planned for another Hamilton account to write although I was given the permission to write it by the writer.
This is in two parts so hope you enjoy!!


I hope you like it as well!! I was the one who asked to take this request after all-

Part 2

You eyed the two men up in a heated debate as you glanced to your side, Your older brother the great George Washington sat by your side with a plain tried look on his face as the two men argued against each other with him occasionally stepping in and calming them to not explode on each other even though the two men debating sure wanted to.

On one side of the debate was the man you have known for a long while now. Known as Washington’s right hand man was Alexander Hamilton. He was a good man as you met him as soon as you visited George when the great battle of Yorktown had finished and they won. Although on the opposite side was a man you have read about before and heard your older brother speak about before, Mr. Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson to be exact. Thomas Jefferson was very handsome man to say the least. He had a very attractive face and from what you have heard had a very notable personality of his own. You watched interested into the debate that was happening as it was a topic you had agreed on with Alexander and it was interesting to see Jefferson counter Alexander as Alex usually spoke a mile a minute when debating.

The topic was about the controversy on if George should or shouldn’t send some of his troops to help with the Revolution that was currently happening in France. As you researched on the topic you found out that Thomas had left to France to help France with its Revolution, so it was simple to understand that he wanted to help France. Along with the idea that he believed that since France helped us once before and we should return the favor. Which was a good point but you personally thought that it wasn’t a good idea. Although most men wouldn’t take you seriously as for the simple fact that you were a woman.

You shifted in your seat as you watched the debate wanting to get up and speak to Jefferson yourself. You gently gripped the arm of your seat as your brother’s eyes shifted to look at you. Sympathy laced his eyes as he set as gentle hand on top of your own. He spoke quietly as to not distract anyone, “I know, I know. Try to stay calm alright?” He softly said as you nodded slightly as a sigh escaped your lips. George could always read you like an open book and even when you didn’t like it, he could always calm you down. You continued watching the heated debate as you sat at the edge of your seat listening to everything each one said. It was currently Thomas’ turn to speak.

“- stand with them if they fought against oppressors, and Revolution is messy but now is the time to stand.”

“Stand with our brothers as they fight against tyranny. I know that Alexander Hamilton is here and he would rather not have this debate. I’ll remind you that he is not Secretary of State!!”

Your face suddenly grew angry. Did he just insult the position that Alexander has? Sure Alex isn’t the Secretary of State but that doesn’t give Thomas the right to not let him speak his mind. If only she could go up and speak to him her herself. As if on cue her brother spoke to her, “Y/n. Don’t.” He said not wanting drama in this debate. You tried to stay calm and listened on holding onto the arm of your chair.

“He knows nothing of loyalty. Smells like new money, dresses like fake royalty. Desperate to rise above his station, Everything he does betrays the ideals of our nation!”

“Hey, and if you don’t know, now you know, Mr. President.”

You and Alexander had the same exact reaction to that part as the frustration was clear on your face and the same for Alexander. Unlike last time your brother was busy speaking as you grew angry. You looked at Jefferson as you and him locked eyes for a second, with him winking at you. A small light pink hue dusted your cheek. Damn his good looks. You heard George speak as your anger grew. “Thank you, Secretary Jefferson. Secretary Hamilton, your response.” He spoke easily as he was happy to break that part of the debate. Adrenaline flowed through your veins as you stood drawing the attention to yourself. George looked at you with shock as Alexander had a smug grin on his face with Thomas being shocked as well.

“Allow me.” You said dusting off your dress walking towards Hamilton’s side as you ignored the silent pleas from your brother to come back and relax. You walked the heels of your shoes clicking with each step you took in the silent room. You felt Thomas’ eyes on you. Alexander smiled at you as unlike other men he respected you for your debating skills. You nodded as he stepped aside letting you take center stage. You looked directly at Thomas with a serious glare as you spoke.

“Thomas, You must’ve out of your GODDAMN mind if you think. The President is gonna bring the nation to the brink, Of meddling in the middle of a military mess. A game of chess, where France is Queen and Kingless.” You caught your breath as Thomas sat there shocked unable to speak along with the complete room. The only person that wasn’t shocked was Alexander who wore a smug grins towards Thomas as you continued.

“We signed a treaty with a King whose head is now in a basket. Would you like to take it out and ask it? ‘Should we honor our treaty, King Louis’ head?’ ‘Uh… do whatever you want, I’m super dead.”

You stated the end of that part with no emotion as you sent daggers into his very soul as Alexander was flipping out in the background mumbling that you were amazing. You smirked as Thomas stood frozen in pure shock you opened your open to continue until George coughed then spoke, “She has a point, Hamilton draft a statement of neutrality. That will be all.” He said as he walked out into a room behind the chairs. She felt slightly bad that you didn’t listen to George but you felt proud of yourself. All the men who watch the debate left besides Jefferson, Alexander, and Jefferson’s friend James Madison. You smiled and hugged Alexander whispering a ‘thank you’ into his ear. He nodded as walked away as he had work to do.

You sighed and looked at Jefferson. He was still shocked as his eyes looked like it was still collecting the information of what just happened. You smirked as you walked up to Thomas your heels clicking and your dress moving side to side as you walked up to him. Jefferson watched you walk towards him although he was still in shock. You stood right in front of him as he looked down at you, “Y/n Washington, Pleasure to meet you Thomas.” You said smirking as there was a playful glint in your eyes as you spoke. You turned as you walked away leaving a stunned Jefferson and shocked James Madison to figure out what had just happened.

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The Sickness

Short opinion: You know, Jake, the whole I’m-the-leader-I-don’t-feel-pain thing stops being cute right around the time your entire team ends up LITERALLY up shit creek without a paddle because you didn’t think to mention you had the flu before leaving for the field trip into the sewage system.

Long opinion:

This is one of those Animorphs books that has it all: humor, nakama, horror, action, medical mystery, romance, interpersonal drama, suspense, and heart.  If I ever figure out how K.A. Applegate does it in 150 pages or less without feeling rushed, I’ll die happy.

Seriously, there are so many really excellent emotional notes in this book.  I especially love how well it handles the empathic misery we feel for Ax being sick while a million miles away from his mom and dad, and for Jake throwing up on the floor of a burning building because he can’t even keep it together long enough to get home.  Maybe it’s “just” the flu, but it’s also the last thing these poor kids need in their lives right now.  We also get a lot of awesome light moments, especially in the opening sequence with the school dance—I’m right with Cates that that scene of Rachel inviting Cassie to the spring fling on Jake’s behalf, and then accepting Jake’s offer on Cassie’s behalf, is one of the sweetest and funniest in the whole series. Add to that Ax getting more female attention than any of the guys who are actually interested in human females, the kids’ adorkably clumsy attempts to herd Chapman away from Ax, and the running motif of Rachel fighting off Cassie’s competition for Jake, and this sequence is utterly heartwarming.  

It’s also interesting that this book delineates the hierarchy of the Animorphs’ internal power structure more clearly than any other novel in the series.  We already know that when Jake’s out of town (or floating around dead in the Delaware River) leadership defaults to Rachel, and that when Rachel’s in charge then Marco is going to be the most likely to challenge her.  However, this time around we get to see Marco briefly leading the team after Rachel falls ill—and then when Marco falls ill in turn, Cassie and Tobias spend several minutes passing responsibility back and forth like a hot potato until eventually Cassie’s left holding the ball by simple virtue of Tobias being sick.  

The plot of this story interweaves two simple problems (Aftran’s about to get executed, and Ax has the flu) and their infinite complications (everyone else has the flu, no one knows whether to trust Illim, Cassie doesn’t have a way into the yeerk pool, the kids get lost as eels, leadership keeps changing hands, Ax needs a brain surgeon, Cassie’s dad might find Ax at any moment…) in a way that feels logical but also surprising.  This plot is rich, complex, action-packed, and heavy on Cassie doing everything that makes Cassie awesome: reading people, caring for sick friends, trusting yeerks, finding unique solutions to problems, operating well alone,  PERFORMING BRAIN SURGERY, sticking by her own morals, and pooping on robots.  

Speaking of characterization, I’m pretty sure that this book’s place in the series is no accident; its four immediate sequels (#30, #31, #32, #33) are about how various Animorphs do when fighting on their own.  Under those circumstances, we get to see how each of them copes when unable to rely on the rest of the team for guidance and assistance. In #33 Tobias discovers wells of inner strength he never knew he had: from his hawk instincts, from his human friends, and from his andalite ancestry.  In #32 Rachel flails around for a while but also gets herself together (pun intended) long enough to defeat Visser Three using her various strengths as a warrior.  In #31 Jake fails epically at coping with his own family conflict and would probably end up getting his friends and family killed and/or infested if Cassie and Marco didn’t go behind his back to save him from himself.  In #30 Marco goes a liiiitttle off the rails but still succeeds in keeping Visser One from exposing them all…

And in #29, Cassie excels.

When she doesn’t have to worry about deciding what the rest of the team thinks, Cassie really does turn into a “one-woman army,” for better or for worse (#54).  Her decisions when acting alone aren’t always the best (falling asleep while in morph, anyone?  How about that little incident with a certain controller and a certain morphing cube?) but she also gets shit done.  She doesn’t stop and wonder whether she should ask for help, she doesn’t spend so much time doubting herself that she takes unnecessary risks (*cough* Jake *cough*), and she doesn’t feel the need to justify herself to anyone.  In this book, she handles Tobias’s bout of flu and the Animorphs’ complex alliance with the Yeerk Peace Movement and Aftran’s rescue and Ax’s appendicitis of the brain and morphing a yeerk and controlling not one but two humans and Aftran’s near-death from kandrona starvation all on her own.  No offense to the other little cinnamon buns, but Cassie’s just about the only one capable of that kind of decisive action without backup.  Because that’s the thing about Cassie: she hates risking anyone else’s life, but she’s perfectly comfortable with risking her own (#4, MM1).  

It’s also striking that Cassie spends maybe more time going on missions alone than anyone else on the team.  At quick count, #19, #29, #43, #44, MM1, #39, and #34 all involve Cassie going on missions partially or entirely without her team.  No one else has that kind of track record for operating alone, not even Tobias with his heavy reliance on personal independence.  Cassie not only does just fine without backup, she also doesn’t rely on the team for decision-making the same way that the others do.  Rachel and Marco need their friends for moral guidance, Ax and Tobias need them for decisiveness, and Jake needs them for personal affirmation.  

Cassie doesn’t need them at all.  

All six of the kids are more-or-less codependent by the middle of the series, this is true.  However, there’s also a reason that Cassie survives the war more intact than anyone else on her team, and that’s because she never loses sight of who she is.  Cassie’s identity is more about her ability to look herself in the eye and still like herself than it is about appearing to be a good person (Rachel, Ax, Jake) or a tough independent one (Marco, Tobias) before the rest of her friends.  That refusal to consider what the rest of the team thinks if she has a definitive opinion is her greatest weakness in addition to being her greatest strength (#19 and #50 especially both feature her nearly getting her entire team killed with short-sighted decisions) but it is the quality that enables her not just to survive the war, but to thrive after it ends.  This book feels like foreshadowing for #54 in a lot of ways: the others drop off one by one, but when Cassie becomes the Last Woman Standing she gets by just fine on her own.  

The Look

Originally posted by wonhobe

The Look | School!AU

You sat busily at one of the cafeteria tables, jotting some extra notes down for a class that was coming up that afternoon. It never hurt to be extra prepared you always thought. This school year was important to you and you wanted to do your best.

Looking back and forth between your textbook and notes, you paused your writing to a have a few sips of the sikhye you had as your lunch. You barely had time that morning to pack a proper meal and found that you only had a few bucks to spare for the sweet drink.

“Don’t tell me that’s the only thing you’re having today?”

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  • AN: this was probably one of the best requests of all time, I felt so so inspired by it and I hope you guys like it to. I'm seriously thinking about turning this into a whole serious, where each of these is a boy x reader oneshot so pls lemme know what you think of that idea? <3
  • S.Coups/Seungcheol: The Classic High School AU
  • We all know that our boy Coups would slay as the classic high school heart throb. Nobody would fit the part better than him. He is the meaning of after school football practices and making cheerleaders' panties drop with a wink and a smile. He also has the heart and the smarts underneath his muscles and good looks to bring dimension to his movie character that would surprise the protagonist in the best way and make you fall in love. (I mean, who wouldn't fall in love with him, anyway?) Not only does his character fit seamlessly into this AU/genre, but he embodies the genre itself. The cheesy romance bits of the plot, the corny jokes, and the underlying message to never give up on your dreams that always acts like a big brother to the viewing teens, just like Seungcheol does. He is the classic high school movie - a perfect way to settle into the movie marathon.
  • Jeonghan: Pre-Millennial Crime Thriller
  • That sounds like a very complicated title, but our Jeonghan is a very complicated and beautiful man. At first I wanted to call this one "1920's Mob Film", but I felt that was far too narrow. Mostly because crime dramas set in the 1960's and 70's are becoming very popular and Jeonghan fits that style very well along with the 1920's. So I believe this beauty would fit perfectly into any crime or mob movie set before the turn of the millennium. Mainly during the 1920's, 30's, or the 50's and 60's. His hair was just meant to be tucked neatly under a fedora and paired with a sharp suit that would have all his enemies shaking in their boots the moment they saw him coming. Because yes, he does have that beautiful, angelic face, but I feel that's what would make him the perfect crime boss. He would be the devil hiding in the angel's armour. Nobody would expect it from him until just a few moments before their tragic death. Slowly, over time, they would learn to fear this beautiful man, understand that this was his town and this angel was playing God not because he deserved it, but because he wanted it. I just feel like he's the human embodiment of soft music box music playing in the background of a murder scene during a movie like this, and I love it.
  • Joshua/Jisoo: Zombie Apocalypse
  • Joshua would be the Glenn of a Seventeen zombie apocalypse. (And because Glenn is my all time favourite character of everything I paired little Jisoo with the genre.) He'd be the good guy who survives strictly because he is good to others, and somehow manages to maintain his purity and morality even when the world goes to shit. That would be the best thing about him. He'd believe that others are still good and he'd high uphold the belief that no one should get left behind. He would be the guy who would often almost get killed trying to save other people. He wouldn't actually have many apocalypse survival skills, but his kind nature would find him with people to save his ass over and over again, no matter what trouble they had to go through doing so. Most would think that a badass type of person would embody the zombie genre, but I really think someone like Jisoo is it. He has the heart warming arch of the story, the loveable characters (you know, the ones you really, really don't want to die but probably get treated like shit anyway), and somewhere deep inside him he probably has the really dark parts that any good zombie movie has. But really he's probably more of a zombie comedy like Zombieland or Dead Before Dawn.
  • Jun: Vampire
  • Jun being the vampire genre is about as certain as the sun rising in the morning. He's a vampire through and through. But I believe he's his own breed of vampire. Not a classic, brooding dark creature of the night like Dracula, or a modern emotional sparkly lover like Edward, but a mix of sexual, adorable, funny, sassy, and something still very human that would make his vampire easily a romantic comedy or teen movie. He'd be the type to go around telling people he's a vampire, almost trying to scare them, and no one would believe him because he just doesn't seem like the type. And he'd drink blood out of those girly reusable athletic cups with straws in public, with no one actually knowing it's blood. He would be a lot like the vampires from My Babysitter's A Vampire, but with a twist of sexuality, and something a little more brooding. Because deep down he has realized his curse - being stuck between death and life for an eternity and having to kill to stay strong - and accepted it. He would just be the perfect main character, as well as the fact that he just embodies every aspect of every kind of vampire that has been portrayed on screen before.
  • Hoshi/Soonyoung: Summer Adventure/Feel Good Flick
  • Some of my all time favourite kinds of movies are the feel good summer movies about teens going on adventures and making some kind of growing leap or major character development over that summer. Like Now and Then, Whip It, The Sandlot, or the Goonies (which yes, I know that one was set in the fall). I feel like the spirit of these kind of movies also embodies a lot of music videos, like SHINee's View, which I really love. Hoshi himself is perfect for this kind of movie because he is a feel good summer adventure in human form. He's all the happiness and bright parts, all the interesting dips and turns in the plot that really keep the movie going. He's all the road trips, all the eating snacks out of crappy gas stations, sleepovers in rickety tree houses, bon fires on the beach, the best kind of montages to a great summer song (maybe Adore U?). Overall he's just a happy, bright little puppy that makes you feel really happy and bright like a great summer vacation and a great summer movie.
  • Wonwoo: Werewolf
  • As much as Wonwoo could be the ultimate emo vampire as well, I believe that his darkness can be channeled into hairy beast of the full moon. I was torn between him and Coups for this genre, but ultimately moody with a touch of puppy cuteness won out over heartthrob. I also feel that he has the mature side of a werewolf thriller or romance, and the silly side for when the genre is targeted toward a younger audience, like the show Teen Wolf (which I love, all time fav). And I mean he's just dreamy, and doesn't everybody have some weird werewolf kinky deep down?
  • Woozi/Jihoon: Magical Fantasy Land
  • My first thought with this one is Harry Potter. Woozi would be the perfect little pastel unicorn prince, slaying enemies with spells and making them bow down just with his cuteness alone. Even if it wasn't specifically Harry Potter, maybe it would be an Alice in Wonderland or Narnia, any magical fantasy would fit his personality and looks perfectly. The adorable shell with a serious, take charge and save the world undertone would belong there and make him the leader of the group or in any position of royalty if there was one - especially if there was some kind of magical "chosen one", he'd be it. Him just generally being ethereal, wise, and talented embodies this genre and if he was in a movie like this I'd watch it over and over again.
  • DK/Seokmin: Superhero Standby
  • There's nothing better than a good, classic superhero movie. Even the ones that are being made and coming out in 2015 seem to have all the classic elements to them, and that's what makes them so easy to love. Just like DK - he's a very classic kind of guy. Classic looks, classic humor, appears very easy going and easy to be around. That's why he would fit perfectly into the world of any classic DC or Marvel superhero (personally I'd go for DC, but that's just my preference). He could slip seamlessly into the role of ordinary citizen by day, and tall, handsome, muscled city saviour by night. His hero would be charismatic, loved by all, and not only treat the citizens as victims, but as everyday people that he loved and cared for. And if we really wanted to stir things up in this genre, DK wouldn't be the hero - he could be the shy, polite damsel in distress to our heroic female protagonist. Either way, Seokmin as a person has all the qualities of this genre - the humor, the drama, the energy, and the overall childish glamour that draws us all to loving superheroes and their adventures.
  • Mingyu: Low Budget Indie/Grunge Film
  • This is a very specific style of film-making, rather than a genre, that Mingyu (especially with his gorgeous silver hair) would fit into so brilliantly. There is a bit of cross-over between this and feel good summer movies, with movies like The Kings of Summer or Moonrise Kingdom, but the more unique thing I find about this genre is that the subject matter of these movies (mostly) is a lot darker. Usually of the nature of drug use and sex and abusive relationships. And what would our happy little Mingyu have to do with movies like this? It's really more about his aesthetic. Movies like this are all about aesthetic - there's entirely blogs dedicated to grunge, and a lot of movie screen caps end up on there - and his looks fit in perfectly. The sharply chiseled jaw, dark, smoky eyes, built form, and most of all, the silvery hair that really says grunge king. That and in my opinion, in the setting of one of these movies, he could turn on a dime from happy-go-lucky into the mystery, badass, soul punk that the story calls for. With an outfit change he could slip right into the world of a movie like How I Live Now, Hick, The Basketball Diaries, or a show like Freaks and Geeks.
  • The8/Minghao: Something Supernatural
  • One of the genres I definitely wanted to use was a supernatural one. Seemingly ordinary people having extraordinary powers (like the movie Push), demons and angels living in the suburbs, basically anything that would be the everyday plot of an anime. In this world, Minghao would be perfect in the role of the protagonist's best friend, the one who undoubtedly panics when he finds out what's really lurking in his world. But the protagonist would have nowhere else to go, no one else to turn to, possibly running from the government because of your abnormality, and you knew that Minghao would have your back. So you told him, disclosed to him all the freaky shit that goes on just under his nose, and at first he'd freak out. He'd deny it, he wouldn't really be able to cope. But then his heart would be right there in it. He would protect you no matter what, until his dying breath, doing anything to make sure you were safe. He would be the air of lightness, innocence, and maybe even comic relief that this genre needs.
  • Seungkwan and Vernon: Buddy Cop Movie
  • I know it might seem a little cheap to have two of them under the same genre, but you can't tell me these two wouldn't be the perfect pair of buddy cops. Just like Starsky and Hutch or the girls from The Heat, they'd have the perfect combination of bickering and die hard friendship to make their movie interesting and heartwarming. Seungkwan would be the paper work minded, rule driven, uptight cop that would be 100% about justice and putting the bad guy away, but doing it right. He would probably have some cheesy sap story from when he was a child about why he wanted to join the force in the first place that Vernon would brush off, but it would really get him in the gut. Vernon himself would be more of a dirty cop. He'd have more of a skewed idea of justice, but he'd get his bad guy no matter what it took. He would also be one to make jokes and ignore his paper work and this would bug the hell out of Seungkwan to no end. Together they would be the perfect cops, always get their man (or woman), and have a few laughs along the way. (Personally I would kill for this movie but that's just me.)
  • Dino/Chan: A Chosen One Story
  • This is the Divergent, Maze Runner, or maybe even Hunger Games type of story. Even though stories like this can vary drastically in their setting and details of plot, they usually do have a lot of aspects in common. Dino has all the traits of a protagonist in this kind of story; being young and uncertain, but having a great, strong heart and likely being able to overcome whatever is thrown at him with a smile. Even if he himself wasn't the Chosen One, he would make a great supporting character/best friend to the protagonist. I'm not really sure how else to go about explaining this, but Chan would be such a great character in a movie or even a series like this.

anonymous asked:

Shoujo manga recs?

Oh lovely anon, I had fun with this, probably too much fun.  You see, I got a little carried away and ended up making a list of 12, which isn’t so bad, but then I had to go into fangirl mode and explain while they’re all so delightful.  I really urge you and anyone else looking for some new shoujo to try one of these!

Akatsuki No Yona: If you’ve seen the anime and enjoyed it, I strongly recommend reading the manga from the beginning.  I’m not going to say much else about this one since the majority of you know it, but seriously, give Yona a go, you won’t be disappointed.

Kanata Kara: Oldie but goldie, as in it’s from the 90s (please don’t let that deter you).  This manga follows Noriko, a girl transported to another world. Upon arrival she meets the traveling warrior, Izark, and their adventure begins.   Kara is one of my favorites; it does a wonderful job juggling action, adventure, and adorable romance.  As an aside, I love the fact Noriko doesn’t just know the language in the new world but has to learn it during her travels.

Last Game: Though this series does encompass a lot of stereotypical shoujo clichés, it’s also delightfully fresh.  Unlike most, LG takes place in a university setting, and it’s the hero who has been in love with the heroine for a long time.  Ten years, actually.  Too bad he can’t just manage to spit that out.  Also, did I mention she’s pretty much better than him in everything? Bring on the rivalry love (I’m having Special A flashbacks).  

Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden: This is what I like to joking call “the original AkaYona.”  We have our chosen girl who is prophesied to save the country, and the warriors she must collect in order to do so.  One of the really cool twists in this story is that not all the warriors are men, and even more than that, all the men aren’t in love with her, save her love interest.  The heroine is also quite mature and not completely inept when it comes to combat.  Fair warning: there are a lot of deaths, have tissues ready if you cry easily.

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Her (Young!Sirius Black xReader)

Summary:  Imagine Sirius Black Realising that he is falling in love with you

Warning:  swearing

A/N: This is a wee experimental post it wasn’t requested but I came up with it , like most for my ideas. On my third pot of coffee at 3am with 0 hours sleep (but hey that’s when my best ideas happen). I don’t wanna spell it out cause I’m sure yous guys are all smart enough to work it out but this one although a Sirius black x reader imagine is written from Remus point of view, I thought it was cute and interesting to see it from his point of view, finally his best friend falling in love . Anyways my darlings I hope you enjoy. ~ Rae

P.S. I am very much In the mood to write marauders imagines just now, particularly Sirius and Remus (sorry James!) and I write at best when I am inspired. I also have written a lot of Draco x readers recently and am struggling to write about him, so any requests for Draco are on hold for a little bit till I get the wee love affair for the marauders out of my system, of course keep sending them in and they will be answered, they are just on the back burner for a moment. Okay shut up Rae and just get on with it 


“This cannot be happening SIRIUS BLACK DOES NOT FALL IN LOVE especially with a snot nose goodie two shoes like her ” Sirius wailed as he paced around the room then dramatically flung himself down on his bed

“Shut up, you git!” James hissed at him flinging a pillow at him “it’s fucking two o’clock in the morning, I have a quidditch match in the morning and ITS NOT THE FUCKING END OF THE WORLD”

“Oh but it is prongs, oh but it is” he sighed, being an ultimate drama queen

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ollyollyoxenfreelitbm  asked:

Hi! I saw some of your recent asks and thought I'd ask why you don't like AU's or swap, etc.? I'm honestly just curious and you always have such well-formed, articulate thoughts and ideas (I enjoy your blog and art very much). Thanks again for everything you do! <3

I should preface this by saying, I can still enjoy some of the AU fanworks if they’re done well enough, or still manage to capture the magic of the original game. UnderFell started out that way, like an extra hard mode pacifist run, and I still have a soft spot for most Fell!Paps artworks that depict him as trying REALLY HARD to be an edgelord, but not being very good at it. Tsundere Paps presses my buttons.

And like, the mere sight of them doesn’t offend me, it’s more of a “meh, this doesn’t excite me” feeling.

But generally, it’s because they feel so far removed from the source, it’s like something else entirely.

The characters almost never feel like their original counterparts? And often they take themselves very seriously, with themes of abuse and death and being tortured. I’m not against those things, I enjoy a good angsty fic now and then. But it’s not typically what’s on my mind when I want to look at Undertale stuff, you know?

I should say– Undertale is delightful and warm and human in a way that most stories aren’t. I want more of that rare feeling it gave me. If I wanted straight up angst or straight up silliness, there are tons of other things around me that I could go for.  

My other, and probably biggest, barrier is that they’re almost ALL ABOUT SANS.

I love Sans. I love Sans Having Problems™. In the past year, this blog has been like, 80% Sans.

But I like thinking about him with the other characters. I like thinking about how they all influence each other, how they all populate this world and make it full. How they’d all grow and change after going to the surface. It’s not just about him being the hero or having a sad or overcoming his dark and certainly unpleasant past. How do the other elements of the story shape him? He doesn’t exist in a void. his dad does

Most of the AUs seem to forget that anyone exists besides the skelebros? Even to the point where there are some AUs made up of many different versions of Sans. …Iiiiii’m just not interested. 

The blueberry annoys me the most because I feel like the basis of his popularity is “Sans is my favorite, but the best character in the game is Papyrus. You know what would make Papyrus better? Making him Sans.” That’s just… not compelling to me in the slightest. His design is cute tho’! I’ll concede that.

Swap in particular seems to flatten everyone into caricatures of themselves. A lot of the nuance and complexity is lost.

I like AUs like StoryShift, where it nails the feeling and tone of the game. The characters are still in-character, even if they’re shifted around into different roles. And there’s been a few more minor ones that felt ‘right’.

I’m not against big deviations from the source. It just… has to have something in common with it more than Sans’ face. You know, some of the love that made the original special. 

…It’s comparable to how I feel about the Wizard of Oz. I love the whimsy of the original books, and even the original movie. It’s frustrating to watch all these modern movies and shows come out that completely ignore that whimsy, as if it’s undesirable and the only parts worth saving are the character names and locations.

I want more of the magical, nonsensical “it just is”-ness of the original. Go on an adventure and make lots of wacky friends along the way. I’m not here for the drama. I’m sure there are lots of people out there that prefer that, and that’s fine. But for me… no thanks. 

anonymous asked:

Re means King in Italian/maltese,Donato is a italian name, Roma is Rome, Nico is Italian THE CLOWNS ARE THE MAFIA

You’re forgetting that Itori is just the pronunciation of “Italy”

But on the contrary, I think that the Clowns and all this Italian might be pointing instead to the Renaissance.

Revolution is about rebirth, and that’s the literal meaning of Renaissance. 

There are several famous historical figures named “Donato,” most of whom lived during the Italian Renaissance and were humanists and creatives. One is the sculptor more commonly known as Donatello, and another big one is Donato Bramante, the architect of St. Peter’s Basilica. There was also Pietro Donato, the Bishop of Padua, to get in the priest bit, a noted patron of the arts.

Nico has more than a passing resemblance to Niccolò Machiavelli. @floppyamon​ has a post about it here [x] based on the reddit theory posted here [x]. It should be noted that Machiavelli gets a bad rap for his book The Prince, a title which, given recent events, is worth paying attention to all on its own, but who never actually did the sort of things in the book. The question of whether or not The Prince is satire is still something people debate, but most people who study it these days understand it not as a guide to how things should be but rather a very well educated man who had seen the rise and fall of several autocrats describing how he saw the whole thing working. Which is an interesting thing to consider for a character like Nico.

Machiavelli was friends with famed Renaissance figure Leonardo Da Vinci. (They planned to steal a river together with the power of science and engineering once. It was a wild time…)

The odd men out of this naming scheme are Furuta and Uta. Furuta, we can explain away as only having a tentative loyalty to the clowns and their ultimate goals if any - their allegiance being a matter of convenience for one or both parties more than anything. We still don’t really know how that went down… Or at the very least, his name is already tied up with his birthday and other tragic puns, that fitting it into this naming scheme as well just didn’t work out.

Uta’s name means “song” so in a sense, he fits with the theme of the Italian Renaissance and creation. His job as mask-maker fits as well. But he’s a mysterious one, and who knows what he’s really up to. (:re might mean king, but it can also mean re-birth.)

But it is Uta who carries the Sun tarot on his chest and on his shop. The Sun tarot which is explicitly about rebirth and creation. About Renaissance. In the Fool’s journey, it’s about the renewal, revelations, and rebirth that takes place once the fool finally rids himself of the illusions of the Moon card.

The part of the journey we are entering now.

Historically, the Italian Renaissance followed the Dark Ages, which culminated in the Black Death and a death of 1/3 of Europe’s population, up to 2/3rds in some parts of Italy. It was from these ashes that a new culture of creativity and patronship of the arts was born. From that tragedy that a century of prosperity and change and renewal and discovery came to be. 

So buckle up, folks.

In the end, the Clowns are artists and patrons of the arts. They see the world as aesthetes. They view its ups and downs, its suffering and its triumphs as a series of performances, and take pleasure from the pathos of it as one does from a good play. don’t tell Brecht.

The Clowns may enjoy a good tragedy on occasion, but they also seem to be the ones tied up with the actual renewal afterwards. After all, if All the World’s a Stage, you have to keep that stage from burning down. And if it does, well, you have to rebuild it.

Betcha didn’t think I was gonna take this one seriously, huh, anon…

WIPs you should be following

((So I finally made a list. This is the main list, with the big/long/amazing works that you should be reading. I will make a different list with works that are starting and I like in the near future.))

Bell, Book and Candle by skittidyne

Magic, Witches, Supernatural Hunters, Ghosts, multiple ships

Suga’s life currently consists of doing odd jobs for Kiyoko (usually herding lost ghosts into the afterlife) and being a cat dad. He’s fine with this. So, of course, it can’t last. It all starts with a fake luck spirit haunting an unsuspecting kid—no, it starts with an immigrant witch trying to summon an uncontracted demon—or maybe it starts with the tengu eggs and the selkie thief—no, Suga knows it probably started three years ago and it’s just now falling down around his ears.
TT: If anyone is curious, I am probably the person who has reread bbac completely the most. And if anyone wants to challenge me, then I will just reread it again (please challenge me). This is genuinly my favourite work of fiction, including published work. I would be surprised if someone has not read it yet, but if you haven’t go make yourself a favour and read it. Warning: forget about your life for about three days, because it is LONG.

Say You’ll Remember Me by thefreakyfashionistawriter

A/B/O, Mpreg, future!fic, iwaoi

Iwaizumi Hajime hadn’t seen Oikawa Tooru since they graduated high school, when Oikawa decided to up and run away for unknown reasons. But after graduating from four of the most stressful years of his life and moving to Tokyo, Iwaizumi runs into Oikawa where he’d least expect him; and Oikawa’s not alone.
TT: I know some people don’t really like ABO, but believe me when I say that it is done amazingly in this story. The writing is wonderful, and you end up really invested in the story. Give it a try, and you will clicking on that subscribe button before you know it.

But for me, there is a storm by Authoress

Pacific Rim Au, Mecha, Action, multiple ships

Sometimes you have to make choices you don’t like, or will regret into countless sleepless nights, and sometimes you’re just following orders. But if the other option is certain death for your entire species, you will make those decisions. That’s what it means to be a pilot.
…Or so Daichi and Sugawara keep telling themselves as they activate the two least compatible recruits for the much-needed third Jaeger assist. The kaiju are learning, evolving, and coming in faster than anyone is comfortable with, and the only option left is to evolve with them. Who knows? Maybe the rookies will be the ones to turn the tide of the war.
TT: This is just a masterpiece. I am pretty sure y'all have read it, but if not then do it, it’s almost as if it was part of fandom lore or something. It is also quite long, so make a gap in your schedule.

Daredevil on the Slope by Smokey310

Skiing, Polyamory, future!fic, bokuakakurotsukki

„Seriously. What kind of supernatural being did I piss off to deserve this,“ sighed Tsukishima on their way up to the mountain. Akaashi sat next to him in the little chair lift and watched the trails of small paw prints disappear between the clusters of fir trees. The snow glittered in the sun, the air was icy fresh and everything would have been picture perfect if it wasn’t for the intruder shaking his snowboard around in the third seat.
“Are you talking about me?” asked Tanaka, whom Tsukishima was very obviously talking about.
“Do you see any other people which the devil would have sent to punish me?”
“There’s some right behind us,” said Tanaka, pointing to the following chair lift filled with an excitedly jumping Bokuto, a maniacally smiling Nishinoya and Kuroo who sat in the middle and looked like he contemplated jumping into the treetops below.
Well – he did have a point there.
TT: Read all of the series, it is fabulous. I don’t tend to like ships with tsukki, but this is so well written that I just fell in love with their interactions. Bokuakakurotsukki golden work. Also, it’s just so hilarious, some of the chapters made me laugh hard enough that my roommate had to ask me if I was dying.

It’s lonely on Jupiter by Skyestiel

Science Fiction, Aliens, University Au, iwaoi

“It isn’t often that someone comes along and surprises Iwaizumi. He’s not easily caught off guard, not at all. Or at least that’s what he likes to think. So, when Oikawa Tooru shows up, a living, breathing oxymoron strutting about on two solid legs, he must admit that he’s a little impressed.”
or: oikawa’s always loved aliens but never thought he’d actually fall in love with one
TT: The alien Au that the fandom needed, but doesn’t deserve. This is SO good. I just love it so much. There is also a bunch of sidepairings which are amazing, but the iwaoi is incredibly cute.

Blood in the Water by ChosenOfKagami

Fantasy, Pirate/Sailor/Merfolk Au, Adventure, Violence, bokuaka, multiple ships (literally and figuratively)

The Corvus is a merchant ship known throughout the islands for its (seemingly) mess of a crew. Despite having one relatively simple goal - to deliver their shipments in one piece and on time - the lot seems to have a knack for running into trouble. Most of which involves pirates and drama among merfolk.
TT: This is genuinely gold. I love it so much. Merfolk AUs are what keep me alive, and this one is the main reason why. The adventure feels so fresh and interesting, I just can’t stop reading.

This Will Be by Metis_Ink

Sawamura Brothers Au, Growing up, Alternative Universe, daisuga

Sugawara first encountered Sawamura Daichi and his bad-tempered teenage brother in the church halls before his best friend’s wedding. He could fully admit that after that the rest of this story was all Tobio’s fault.
TT: The story that will make all of your romcom-loving hearts happy. Family drama mixed with fluff mixed with an amazing universe mixed with really good writing. What else could you ask for?

How Icarius fell in Love with the Sun by tsukkkiii

Fake Relationship AU, Alternate Universe, iwaoi

Oikawa has to find a fiance within a week or he has to leave Japan and thus his successful career and his friends. Obviously the best idea is to knock on his new neighbor’s door at 11 pm and ask, “Will you marry me?”
Kind of a The Proposal AU. (Plot different)
TT: Fake relationships Aus are the dream of every fan, and this one is just perfect. You will really fall in love with the characters, and the plot is movie-worthy.

The Chronicles of Our Mistakes by Mehhh

Magic, Supernatural, Urban fantasy, multiple ships

Things don’t go bad with one big fuck up, one big mistake. No, things go bad because a series of steps were taken to a certain point of time where all those little missteps you took down the path come snowballing at you.
And that one day (night) where you find yourself walking to certain doom with three witches who, at some point, had the idea you enjoyed their company, you think back to your steps, wondering which ones brought you to this moment. Little ‘perhaps’ and little 'maybes’ float around your head as you try to find the answer.
Perhaps it was walking into that accursed apartment, laying your eyes on the stunning (brutal), raven haired boy that was currently on your right. Maybe it was learning that first spell, the one that made you feel nauseous but excited at the same time, all due to the grey haired angel (devil) currently on your left. It was most likely meeting the intelligent (insane), Oikawa Tooru, who was currently walking ahead of you, leading your merry (fucked) band of misfits into a portal to hell.
TT: (For those who are picky about second person POV don’t worry, because the story is not written in the same POV than the summary.) The story is hilarious, and amazing, and page-turner (or screen-scroller, i guess) and incredibly good. The supernatural elements are amazing, and the universe that is built is so, so interesting. And I remember that one chapter made me laugh so much that I managed to wake up my roommate.

And that’s it folks. There are loads more that I wish to put down, but I kinda spent most of my time rereading bits and pieces of these fics and now don’t really have more time. I will make more lists of amazings WIPs in the future, so if there is one you love and haven’t spoke of please send me a link :D Do not forget to leave comments to these lovely writters and subscribe. (if any of the links doesn’t work please tell me so I can correct them asap, or if i made some typo)

anonymous asked:

Got any pregnant Cas fics?

Originally posted by sevreds

I can’t believe I haven’t made a pregnant Cas rec before! Seriously with all the omega fics out there and everything, I’d thought I’d at least a few posts about Cas being pregnant but there’s none! Shame on me. So anyway, I’ll try to collect all the diffeent style of pregnant Cas fics that I can think of.
- Admin A

Ps. Turns out, I’m not the biggest fan of preggo Cas fics :’D There’s only one I really love that features pregnant Cas as a major part of the plot.

Title: Unplanned

Author: bellacatbee

Rating: Explicit

Words: 23,178 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: Quite possibly my fav pregnant Cas fic ever! I mean teacher Cas is awesome, “single dad” aka Sam’s guardian Dean is awesome and them hooking up and Cas getting pregnant is just the icing on the cake.

Summary: Castiel is a young teacher, just settling in to his first job. On a night out with colleges, he meets an attractive, green-eyed stranger and has a one-night stand with him. In the morning the man is gone and Castiel never expects to see him again. The man did leave him with a parting gift though; Castiel is pregnant. He decides to keep the baby and raise it alone.

Then, on parents evening, he meets the man again and discovers he’s Dean Winchester, the guardian of one of Castiel’s students. Dean is raising his younger brothers after his father died in a car accident. For most people, that would be enough responsibility but Dean is delighted to discover he’s going to be a dad. Castiel finds himself falling for Dean and the future they could build together.

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Title: Its Too Cold Outside, For Angels To Fly

Author: KiwiChick42

Rating: Explicit

Words: 62,534 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: This if anything is a major angst fest. I mean Cas just can’t catch a break here because once one drama ends another starts, so if that’s your thing then this is perfect for you!

Summary:  When a lone, battered omega shuffled into the soup kitchen a few days before Christmas, Dean had no idea how much that one man would change his life.

Neither did the omega.

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Title: The Second Chance

Author: WritingBRB

Rating: Mature

Words: 17,328 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I keep changing my mind about this fic every time I rec it. I mean I love the start of this fic since you all know my love for homeless Cas and all that,  but towards the end the drama just becomes a little too over the top and unnecessary… which is why I keep knocking off some stars from this story.

Summary:  When Dean is walking home from work one night he hears a cry come from a nearby alley. He is shocked to discover a man, homeless and in labor. Can Dean offer Castiel the chance he deserves, and will Castiel accept it?

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Title: Uninvited But Deeply Craved

Author: SillyBlue

Rating: Explicit

Words: 74,110 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I don’t usually like fics like these with feminization of male characters and stuff but this was pretty good.

Summary:  At 35 Castiel Novak is a successful professor, firmly established both in the academic world and a sought after voice in many recent gender debates. After a failed marriage he spent almost 15 years striving to get somewhere in life and there simply had never been time or an interest for romance. Not having a partner wasn’t something that ever bothered Castiel, but he can no longer shake the feeling of something lacking in his life. He decides that maybe it is time to have a child of his own. What he doesn’t want though is the hassle of a relationship. Egged on by his mischievous cousin he publishes a personal ad in a newspaper, looking for a young man to help him out.

Dean, almost 30, stumbles over the announcement right after he ran away from his last relationship. He is in dire need of money to set up his own business and he decides to go with it. A couple of thousand dollars for knocking up some quirky professor seems easy enough. Of course it isn’t.

Dealing with his supernatural, trouble-making clients and the ridiculous coffee shop his vampire room-mate wants to turn part of Dean’s house into seems far easier than deciding just what he and Castiel are supposed to be.

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Title: All That’s Best of Dark and Bright

Author: Bellacatbee

Rating: Explicit

Words: 21,990 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I loved the start of this fic with whump Cas being “saved” by strong alpha Dean, but then all that unnecessary drama started again and I sort of had to force myself to keep reading. But that’s just my opinion and you should again check it out because I’m probably just being weird again.

Summary: Dean Winchester is an alpha cop. He’s got a soft spot for omegas with kids and a short fuse when it comes to people hurting them. When he signs in for his shift, his first call is to a break-in in a well to do suburban neighborhood. He meets Castiel Novak and his young son, Alfie. Someone has broken in to Castiel’s house and scent marked.

Castiel is unwilling to offer much information about himself or his life. Dean’s happy not to push, but his partner Benny thinks that Castiel might know more about who broke into his house than he’s willing to admit.

As Dean tries to get Castiel to open up to him, he finds himself drawn to the omega. But Castiel has to be mated, right? He already has a kid.

Or at least, that’s what Dean believes.

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Title: Please Be Happy

Author: ishipitsobad

Rating: Mature

Words: 83,266 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: I’m starting to think that pregnant Cas fics may not be my style :’D I mean they are okay but there’s only like one that I truly love. This again was just okay for me.

Summary: Castiel is the youngest Prince of the Novak bloodline, an Omega, a prize to be won.

His oldest brother Michael, the King of Eden, holds a competition with Castiel’s hand in marriage as the prize, intending for some influential noble to win and bring powerful alliances to the kingdom.

So imagine Michael’s horror when Dean Winchester, the notoriously unruly Alpha of the Borderlands shows up, and has every intention of undermining his plans and winning the competition.

But Dean has nothing but noble intentions where Castiel is concerned.

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Title: Mating Season

Author: Shadow_Of_Castiel

Rating: Explicit

Words: 16,362 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: This was cute, I really don’t remember much else about it since it’s been so long since I last read it and my notes literally say nothing else but cute :’D

Summary: Dean finds out that angels have mating seasons the hard way. When he sleeps with Castiel, the angel becomes pregnant.

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Title: Biological Imperative

Author: ashitanoyuki

Rating: Explicit

Words: 68,016 – Finished

Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★

Admin A’s notes: This is something a little different with Dean and Cas both being omegas. I sort of like this take of ABO verse where Dean being an omega who’s attracted to other omegas is struggling to come in terms with his feelings. Also abused Cas is a major win for me :’D

Summary: Alpha, Beta, Omega. From childhood they learn their goals and their purpose. It is all about the biological imperative, the drive to carry on the species. Everything else is secondary.

Dean Winchester is sure that he is a freak of nature. A proper Omega is interested in Alphas and Betas. A proper Omega yearns for children and family and everything else that goes along with carrying on the human race. It’s wrong for an Omega to be interested in other Omegas, to desire a fruitless union of sterility and nothingness.

Castiel MacLeod made a terrible mistake in marrying Fergus Crowley MacLeod, and every day that he and his son live with his traditionalist husband, he regrets his rash decision. When his son is taken from him, he runs, seeking out anyone who will help him.

Dean Winchester is not sure what exactly drives him to help the strange, abused Omega who shows up on his doorstep in the dead of night, but as he grows closer to the man, he cannot help but wonder if there is more to love than simple biology.

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Toko's Hikaru no Go Fic Compendium

Note: I have an archived version of this post, which was made by the now-deleted LJ user Toko in 2006 and updated for several years. It was a widely-circulated recs resource in the Hikaru no Go fandom, and I thought it would be nice to carry it forward to Tumblr, too. Toko, if you’re out there and you see this, I miss you a lot. <3 

The post is presented as-is, although Toko’s fics are no longer online. I’m also inserting a read-more text (I think Toko originally had one in his post.) P.S. every fic on this list is amazing and worth-reading. - Aja 

Hikaru no Go fic compendium
I created this journal because I wanted a place to put a big ol’ master-list of all the Hikago fic I’d read, enjoyed, and might want to find again. This is that list. It makes absolutely no claims to being representative, catholic, or even particularly fair – for all that it’s grown huge, and has apparently been useful to other people, it remains a catalog organized according to my particular tastes and prejudices, and its primary audience is still me. But if you find it helpful, I’m glad (and would be most gratified if you dropped a comment, if you felt like doing so).

If for whatever reason you would rather not have your fic linked to, just let me know and I’ll remove it. Generally speaking I consider anything posted publicly to be fair game for inclusion here.

Because I’m getting tired of scrolling to the bottom of the post so I can add links to this, here is the edit link, although it won’t work for anyone but me.

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Top 5
In honor of Shindou’s wardrobe and cross-linguistic puns, the five best things to come out of this fandom.

Inertia by rageprufrock
Touya gets married, and it all goes downhill from there.

Waterloo by bookshop
It turns out it’s easier to climb a mountain when you’re holding someone’s hand.

When He Sees It by thehoyden
Hikaru suddenly realises what he’s looking at. Contains porn.

Only Happy When It by trixie_chick
Isumi and the rain. WayaSumi.

A Resolution of Territory by arboretum in blind_go round 5, and the postscript, A Pretty Good Year
The arc of adolescence is long, but it bends towards Touya. Contains porn.

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anonymous asked:

Why do you ship Darklina?


Ahaha no just kidding. That’s a terrible thing to say with these two.

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I decided to combine the two prompts since they’re similar enough. I hope that’s okay. I tried.

Forget everything. This is set Pre-TVD S5 and TO S1. Only until TVD S4 canon applies.

Anyway, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, everyone! HAPPY 2014!


He has this one annoying thing that he does.

Yes, Caroline has long changed her tune from just-so-beyond-annoying-I-can’t-even-at-you to we’re-sort-of-okay-but-you-still-annoy-me-sometimes since she entered college and actually met annoying college guys. Like, seriously. Would it kill you to hold the door to a lady, you rude hormonal dickbags? Klaus may be psychotic and creepy, and sometimes throws the worst temper tantrums on the planet but at least he’s a gentleman about it.

Plus, “annoying” seems to be so little, so uncouth of a word to attach to his smug Nordic-English face. More like, intolerable or insufferable. 




It all starts when she’s gotten herself lumped with one of those rude hormonal dickbags for her end of the term art history essay. To his credit, the guy’s rich and he offers the best weed (Hey, it’s college. She’s totally gonna Carpe her Diem, okay?).

And one trippy night when she comes back to her dorm room, between extreme tunnel visioning and thoughts like “How much smoke can toast a vampire’s brain?” or “Excuse me, I have a thousand year old hybrid artist in love with me. I can’t fail this class.” is when, with trembling fingers, she finds herself dialing his number on her phone. It rings once, twice, and he answers before she can decide how utterly stupid this move is. She’s too stoned to think, anyway.


As always, her name rolls perfectly out of his tongue and she barely steels herself.

“Why is it not a pipe when it’s clearly a pipe?”

The laugh he gives then is amused and unguarded. She can already see him raising his eyebrows at her. “Are you drunk-dialing now, love?”

“No.” Her back falls to bed, scattering books and papers around. “Even better. I’m high.”


“As a kite.” She supplies and Klaus laughs again as if he hadn’t in a while.

“Well I’m proud of you, sweetheart. Though I cannot say Sheriff Forbes would agree.”

“Hmm…” The baby vampire grumbles, rolling her eyes at him though he cannot see. “You didn’t answer my question. It’s a picture of a pipe but why does it say it’s not? Ceci n'est pas une pipe.

Now there comes a sigh from the other end of the line. “I believe you’re pertaining to Magritte’s The Treachery of Images.”


“And you’re taking art.”

“Art history. One class.” She corrected but really the jerk is relentless.

“May I ask what—” They hybrid pauses as if aiming for suspense. “—or who spurned this sudden interest , love?”

The smirk in his voice isn’t hard to discern and she scoffs, irritated.

“Are you going help me or not?”

“So you admit you need my help then?”

“Ugh, please.”

This goes on for about ten minutes and she’s quite surprised of her protracted patience. On other occasions, she would snap at his creepy flirting but… Must be the weed. Eventually, Klaus does proceed to explaining Magritte and Surrealism, keeping things simple given her current state, though that doesn’t stop her from admiring the sound of his voice. Say anything about the man but his accent is glorious.

“… To question reality. To know the unknown despite the unknown being unknowable. He wants us to ask ‘why?’. Be it a juxtaposition of unrelated objects or of concealment. A man’s face obscured by an apple.  A couple in mid kiss, their faces masked with a barrier of fabric, conveying isolation. Frustrated desires. That one happens to be a favorite of mine." 

His tone drops a few decibels and she is momentarily transfixed.

"It’s called The Lovers.” He whispers.

Caroline clears her throat. 

“Doesn’t that give you ideas?” The baby vampire teases though he doesn’t respond.



Unwavering, is how he says it. A far cry from when he first answered the call with her name, all hesitant and unsure.

“What is it?”

There is a pause so long and endless and now she’s getting impatient. Perhaps she’s sobering up.


“Tomorrow.” He says finally.

“Tomorrow what?”

She can hear him smile from the other end of the line. “I’ll tell you tomorrow.”

Just then the door opens and in comes a sleepy Elena.

“Who are you talking to?” The brunette asks and Caroline hangs up, not saying goodbye. 

“No one.”


In her defense, it’s him who calls the second time.

And the third.

And the fourth.

The fifth one, Caroline initiates, and the sixth, until it becomes a regular thing and she’s done keeping scores.

They talk about her essay—Magritte and art mostly. Sometimes he helps her with her other classes, talks her through chemical bonds and ideological state apparatuses. She can tell his favorite part is listening to her go on about her day. Somewhere between the fourth or the fifth call, she’s given up fending off his snoopy questions because it just seems like the natural flow of the conversation. Well, at least there’s one person who bothers to ask about her life anyway now that Stefan and Bonnie are MIA and Elena’s too 'busy’ (if you catch her drift).

And, only to be polite and because it’s also the natural flow of conversation, Caroline inquires about him too. About New Orleans and, you know, his world domination. They rarely have news of the Mikaelsons anymore after that they’ve gone. But he’s annoyingly secretive which is unfair because she totally told him about this cute guy named Jesse who’s seriously chatting her up while the dimpled hybrid jerk tells her nil.

“Tomorrow.” He’ll say. At first she thought it’s his way of saying “Goodbye.” or “I’m hanging up.” but she’s not stupid. He’s stalling until she forgets to ask.

It’s frustrating—annoying—this thing he does.

One night, when she’s by herself walking around the campus and underneath the stars, Caroline remembers asking again.

Right after he finishes his story about Paris and this interesting little man called Lautrec is a quietness. It occurs often and she can just imagine the civil war happening in his mind at the moment. Just spit it out, dammit, she wants to yell at his face.


And without fail, his answer is unchanged. “Tomorrow, love.”

She sighs deeply then, her eyes closing. “Is that what I’ll always be to you then? Your 'tomorrow’?”

He stays silent.

“But what if tomorrow never comes?”

“Caroline, I—”

She hangs up.


Her resolve lasts for about two weeks.

Well, she has no excuse. She’s an avoider and a stubborn one at that.

But eighty-one missed calls, two sticks of spliff, and an essay graded A+ later, Caroline has caved. Okay the man may be a total a-hole but she knows she’ll feel really suckish if she doesn’t tell him the good news.

So dialing his number, his phone rings longer than she’s expected and she’s about to hang up when a voice comes through.


Lo and behold, it’s a voice of a girl. And not of a British Original snob kind so clearly it’s not Rebekah.


The realization is mortifying.

“Uhm, I’m sorry, I—”

There’s a rustling from the other end of the line. A hushed murmuring follows, it’s so low that even her vampire hearing couldn’t make out though towards the end, she’s able to pick up three distinct words—"Don’t", “Belongings”, and “Hayley.”


The name feels like cold water on the head.

“I’m sorry about that, love." She hears Klaus’ voice on the other end and the question comes out before she can stop herself.

"Was that Hayley?”

Is that her voice? She can’t tell over the loud pounding of her heart on her ears. At the same time a million and one scenarios are playing on her head as to how the traitorous wolf bitch ended up in New Orleans.

With Klaus.

Answering his fucking phone.

At least the a-hole has the decency not to lie. “Yes, that’s her.”

“O-kay.” Caroline murmurs.

“Sweetheart, I—”

“No, you know what? You don’t have to explain.” The laugh she gives is unconvincing, even to her ears. Still she plasters a smile on her face, so big her face hurts, though no one around is to see. “Look, I just called to say that I got an A. For the term paper. So… Thank you, Klaus. I guess…”

“You’re welcome, Caroline.” He says after a long pause and inwardly, she’s thankful he doesn’t press on the issue. “It has been reposeful… Talking to you.”

She doesn’t know what he meant.

“Goodbye, Caroline.”

“Bye, Klaus.”


Bonnie’s dead. Jesse’s dead. Tyler comes back only to break up with her. Stefan forgets all about her. Elena is too caught up with her drama to care about her and Damon plainly has no fucks to give.

Of all people, the least person she expects gets her out of her existential crisis.

Putting her version of Carpe Diem to shame, her spiteful doppelgänger maker isn’t sitting around moping about losing her vampirism. In a true Katherine Pierce fashion, she’s going to give death is a hell of a chase before she lets it catch her.

And so before Caroline knows it, the imperious hurricane that is Katerina (Ha, isn’t she funny?) has blown her away to the great New York. Though the brunette is keen to remind her that she’s only the ticket, not the tour guide, and so soon enough, the baby vampire finds herself alone trudging the streets of the Big Apple.

It’s nothing like she imagined and, for some reason, it feels safer with its jungle of buildings than the labyrinthine forests back in Mystic Falls.

On the 53rd, she feels the desire to be alone.

The patrons of the Museum of Modern Art are utterly dismayed when the guard announces an early close. A private viewing, he explains cryptically and everyone else are only left to wonder as to who the important guest is.

The important  guest in question, however, is currently absorb with Lichtenstein's Drowning Girl and oblivious to anything else. Art has fascinated her in general but she finds she’s particularly partial to paintings. She visits Van Gogh’s The Starry Night right after and then Cézanne’s Bather. Kahlo, she falls in love. The woman and her had a lot in common.

Magritte, she goes to see last though upon arriving, she finds that she’s not quite alone.

“Fancy meeting you here, sweetheart.”

Of course. In front of The Lovers, with both hands on his back, stands the one and only hybrid himself.

“I thought I told the guard not to let anyone in." 

Approaching him, Klaus flashes his signature smirk and she smiles despite of herself.

"Well you find, love, that I could be very persuasive.”

The response elicits an eye roll which only widens his grin. Though he’s so intense when he stares and it makes her feel all weird.

“What?” She snaps at him but the bastard never drops his gaze.


Clearing her throat, Caroline brings her eyes to the artwork in front of her. It provokes a different kind of feeling, seeing the real thing.

“Beautiful.” Is what she manages to say.

“Indeed.” She hears Klaus agree and when she looks at him, she sees his eyes are still on her. They seem bluer in this light.

“So…” She starts with an awkward cough. “I guess, congratulations on your impending fatherhood.”

Immediately his smile disappears and his gaze drops. He lifts a hand to scratch his stubbled jaw. “You’ve heard about that.”

“I did. You must be, uhm, excited.”

The look he gives her then is part hurt and part ashamed but he never says a thing.

“Klaus, I didn't—” She sighs heavily. “I just mean that… Although it was totally unplanned… It’s still a big deal, you know. Like, none of us we’ll be getting a kid. Ever. But, look at you…”

His head drops then and she bends her neck to catch his eyes. 

“Hey, hey, look at me. I mean that as a good thing, Klaus. You’re having a baby. A family.” Her hand itches to reach out for his cheek. “You have your whole world now and—”

“And you’re here." His eyes finds hers and suddenly he’s holding her hand. "You’re here, Caroline. What good would the world bring me when you’re here?" Without me. Away from me.

He lifts their laced hands to her cheek and his gaze is suffocating. Not like the sea but worse—a quicksand. She feels her feet grow heavy, her hands paralyzed, and she can’t move away when he leans down close to her lips.

The alarm must have been written all over her face because halfway, he stops.

"Tomorrow.” He murmurs, taking a few steps back.

Kissing him now feel so wrong but the mere thought of him leaving with that sad dejected smile, seeing him walk away from her life for good, sends all her resolve crumbling. She has never felt her undead heart ache the way it does now and she doesn’t understand it. She’s afraid she never will. 

Her hand finds the sleeve of his leather jacket when he begins to leave and she thinks she’s never been so desperate for someone to stay.

“What if tomorrow never comes?”

Her voice is breathless but he smiles, genuinely this time. Caroline knows she doesn’t need to say anything anymore. He understands. Her eyes scream everything her lips couldn’t.

His hand seeks hers again and she squeezes his fingers when he promises,  "I’ll make sure it will.“

anonymous asked:

What would the STARISH and Quartet Night boys do with their s/o just before going to sleep? (read a book, cuddle, etc)

I wrote this assuming that the s/o is the reader mehehh
Minus Ai, Jennah did this all by herself

Natsuki - Cuddle with you for the sole purpose of sniffing your hair. Feeling you close and being able to breathe in your scent calms him down. Sure, you thought this was awkward the first few times he did so, especially when he initially told you he liked doing this because you “look as if you’d smell like a freshly-bathed Elizabeth.” 

Tokiya - Play something on 8tracks. Depending on how sleepy or tired you both are, you could opt for a special playlist to help induce sleep, or one with their favorite slow songs, or just some random playlist with an interesting title. As a couple that appreciates music, this just seemed like the best and most relaxing way to end your day and prepare for a new one.

Cecil - Write on your joint diary. This originally started out one day with Cecil laying in bed, holding your hand and just expressing gratitude for everything that went well on that day. You eventually found yourself doing the same and thought that it would be nice to write everything down instead. Cecil would always end his diary entry thanking you for your wonderful gift of true love.

Ren - Exchange cheesy pick-up lines. As you both lay in bed, he’d start to mention a few pick-up lines that he truly thought were cool, and you’d reply with some weird and cliche line you learned from an otome game or drama CD. Every mention might be terrible, but they’d still manage to make the both of you laugh. Though when the laughter ceases, Ren would begin to use extremely cheesy lines to declare his love for you. All said seriously, sweetly and sincerely. 

Ittoki - Practice storytelling. It had become natural for you to tag along with Otoya whenever he’d go visit home, and it had also become natural for you to take part in storytelling time. But due to your busy schedules, you only find time to read through a fairy tale together at bedtime. Fairy tales and bedtime are a match made in Heaven but if you add Ittoki to the mix, it’d be an OT3. The way he’d narrate the story and how he’d read out lines in the voices of specific characters, or attempt (and fail) to add convincing sound effects were all just so charming and relaxing, enough to have you fall asleep before it’s your turn to read. Guess you could say he’d be great at tucking your future children into bed.

Syo - Watch recorded shows. You and Syo have long passed the stage wherein you’d stick along as Syo re-watched Hyuga sensei’s previous works. You now set the recorder to record shows either of you want to watch when you’re both get home and are free (which is usually only before bedtime). The thing about shows is that they tend to set different moods sometimes and this often triggers discussions and arguments, even when you’re already comfortably sidesaddle-ing and just seconds away from reaching dreamland. Exchanging thoughts and opinions help you to learn more about each other though so you both end up ending your night satisfied.

Hijirikawa - Read off a book of quotes. There is no special reason behind this. The book was on the best-seller shelf and you both thought it wouldn’t be bad to read one or two quotes to inspire yourselves. Choosing to read a quote at bedtime helps you both feel excited to see what tomorrow has in store for you. 

Ranmaru - Check up on his beloved guitars (and possibly play a little something for you while he’s at it). All the gigs and touch ups lead him to routinely check the condition of the guitars’ strings, humming you sweet nothings as he checks for any oddness in tune.  What better way to end the night than to give both his girlfriends a little love and affection. 

Reiji - Plan out tomorrow’s breakfast. This was something that started off after a time when you two were already in bed, lights off and all, and he just suddenly turns to his side to face you and ask if pancakes sound good for tomorrow. Since then, its become a common thing to do. Sometimes you’d decide on who’d have to wake up earlier to cook, or if you both wanted to cook together. It really just comforts you both when you think of waking up the next day and getting to eat something good with your special person.

AI - “You know tomorrow’s schedule, right?” Mikaze muses, turning to face you as the two of you lie together in bed. You assure him that you do, but he reads his own list anyway. “Six AM wake up, stretch around six fifteen…” he recites. You’re almost asleep by the time he ends the day. “Eleven PM, cuddle together and drift off to sleep—” he pauses, smiling warmly at you. “Ah. You’re moving ahead of schedule,” Mikaze sighs, kissing your forehead before shutting the lights off.

Camus - Make hot cocoa for the both of you. Something rich and creamy and extremely sweet before heading to bed every once in a while is never not good for the soul, especially when it’s Camus’s special hot cocoa too. There’s just something about the combination of cocoa, vanilla, cream, strawberry & chocolate mini marshmallows that causes you both to find yourselves situated in bed and cuddling. Until Camus ruins the moment by reminding you two to go brush your teeth. But then again, bad teeth = bad breath, and bad breath isn’t the best when you have someone you’d like to shower in kisses.

Shamelessly Underwhelming

So…Season 5. Huh.


I toyed with many different words to describe this seasonand since Garbage sounded a little too harsh, I went with underwhelming. They tried so hard to be interesting and invest us in these stories but I was bored. And since everything was pointless anyway (i.e. no follow through or consequences) there really wasn’t a reason to be invested in anything. Of course that didn’t stop me from stanning for Ian Gallagher all season, but hey, I wasn’t invested in anything else.

I said last night that I was trying to write this, but I literally could not be even remotely constructive with my criticism so I had to stop. This is my second attempt. We’ll see how it goes.

Spoilers for the finale under the cut. Trigger Warnings: Mentions of rape. 

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