by: talithan

I think about kissing you a lot,” Harry says.

Draco doesn’t respond. Or he does, but with a straightening of his shoulders, and the placement of his feet on the floor.

“I don’t mean about kissing you a lot,” Harry clarifies in the face of Draco’s silence. “I mean I think about kissing you, and I think about it a lot—often. I think about it often. But when I think about it I do do it a lot, the kissing. Sometimes just the one kiss but usually a lot of kisses, all one after another. Some really heavy snogging. I was thinking about it all during dinner, and how there would probably be cheese in your teeth, but I’d do it anyway.”

“There’s never cheese in my teeth,” Draco says. “Malfoys don’t get cheese in their teeth.
He watches the way Malfoy holds his mug, and the angle of his wrist as he brings it to his mouth. He watches the give of Malfoy’s lips as the black ceramic rim presses against them.

He thinks about these things, sitting on the right side of the couch and looking at Malfoy where he sits on the left. He thinks, There is so little space between us. He thinks, You are almost something I could touch.
—  A Piercing Comfort by Talithan
my personal drarry recs

I cant sleep today, so I decide to make a list of my all time favorite Drarry fics. Here goes:

  •  Antediluvia (zeitgeistic, 50k words) - Everyone always forgets about the Merpeople. So did Harry until the day his, Lee’s, and Hermione’s Portkeys land at Reagan National Airport’s Arrivals dais. He’s just had to leave a job he loves and pack his entire life—literally—into his luggage. Then Malfoy and his subplots arrive, and suddenly, saving the world again, one Mermaid at a time, sounds like the perfect excuse to do something he’s always wanted. (basically, the story is about Draco, Harry, Lee, Hermione, Parvati, Luna and Narcissa tried to save a contaminated ocean and also the mermaid community who lived there. what I love about this fic is how detailed the author portrays the environmental issue, and also the way they describe draco + harry interaction.)
  • Harry Potter Gives a Shit (talithan, 50k words) -  “Where are you headed?” “No place special,” Draco fumbled, and flushed further. But then: “I can change that,” said Harry Potter. (I love everything about this fic. Harry is a little bit asshole at the first, but apparently he got some issue and Draco helped him to fix things. There’s also Ginny and Astoria, who is not only being supportive to both of them, but also being kind and loving. Personally i love Ginny in this fic bc she’s so compassionate towards Draco and surprise surprise, they’re bff. totally a must read).
  • Charmed Confections (Alisanne, 30k words) -  There’s a new bakery in town, and Harry is obsessed with the luscious lemon fairy cakes. And with discovering the identity of the mystery chef. (this fic made me hungry whenever i read it because i’m a sucker for sweet things and this fic contains a detailed description of fairy cakes, which happens to be one of my favorite food. lol. draco opened a bakery and harry, being harry, tried to see ‘what malfoy up to’ and apply for a job as draco’s apprentice in his bakery. a very cute story.)
  • A Ghost in the Garden (thistle_verse, 20k words) -  That night Draco dreams, and he is the ghost in his garden. He is both silvered figment and his own solid and flesh face pressing against the window, watching. Spinning and spun, haunting and haunted. Turned and turning, an open mouth with no sound. (this fic is very brilliant. it feels like you’re reading a poetry. it is beautifully done, and honestly this fic is like my writing goals. in this fic, draco has a severe drinking problems in this fic and at the same time he has to live with harry for a while because of a mission they had to worked on together.)
  • Stately Homes of Wiltshire (waspabi, 50k words) -  Malfoy Manor has mould, dry rot and an infestation of unusually historical poltergeists. Harry Potter is on the case. (honestly, waspabi is one of my favorite fic writer. their fic is well written, and also i love they way they characterize harry and draco. in this fic, draco’s house is manifested by a bunch of poltergeist and harry–who happens to be an auror–is send to solved the problem on draco’s house. this fic made me laugh every single time).

hope you enjoy them and if you happen to like them, go leave some review and kudos for the author!
A Piercing Comfort - talithan - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

When Harry Potter hits the lowest point of his life so far, it is not his friends who keep him honest. With Draco Malfoy’s patience and guidance, Harry learns to stand on his own. The thing is, after the fact—he’s no longer sure he wants to.

to kick off fic rec days i’m going to plug an old favorite by talithan about harry going to talk therapy postcanon to work through various issues he’s been avoiding dealing with, feat. also a slow-burn friendship and then romance with draco, and a glittering ensemble cast.

this fic is a novel-length work that sort of plays fast and loose with epilogue compliance from character to character to fit the circumstances. i appreciate a lot the way that the author handled harry and ginny’s past breakup - there’s no character bashing in this fic at all, and the emotional fallout of past events on both characters is handled with pathos.

it’s also a story about what talk therapy ought to look like when it’s done right, and i’ve found the depictions of recovery from disordered eating very helpful, for whatever that’s worth.

there’s a list of content warnings in-fic to which i’d add that this story involves depiction/discussion of disordered eating, past drug use, canon-typical harry’s backstory shit, and power imbalance issues (draco himself is the first therapist harry sees, and it’s covered in-story why it’s not a good idea to enter a romance with your current therapist).

if none of this is a dealbreaker for you and you’re in the mood for some catharsis, check this fic out

talithan replied to your post : this is really small but when i went to cs pacat’s…

there’s a mention of gods in the song damen requests from erasmus in pg, so it’s not inaccurate to include that, actually

ah, that’s true! I do remember liking that song because it was a very brief glimpse into what I think of when I think of ‘religion’ as a part of worldbuilding, which is not necessarily an active/significant faith – it’s obviously fair to talk about the series characters as not HAVING an active faith – but rather a series of passed-down narratives that comprise a shared cultural reference. it’s about recognising that most cultures have a mythos of some kind or other. a lot of us don’t believe in a higher power or life after death, but most atheists or agnostics who grew up in countries with a predominantly christian culture could probably tell you the basic plot points of, say, noah’s ark. 

I’m very interested in how the stories we tell and the mythologies we grow up with shape our internal reference points and our worldviews, and captive prince is certainly on one level a story about culture clash and prejudice. we get tiny little hints of a possible akielon mythos through the kingsmeet and that song that erasmus sings. I WANT MORE. that’s why I played fast and loose with the festival of thalysia and the persephone/kore story in ‘games of chance’ and ‘marks of fate’.


Happy Birthday Marina!

Have a great day, although I know you’re already enjoying with Laurel :) You’re such a lovely and amazing human being and I love you so much and I’m so glad that I’ve met you through this fandom, I wish you all the best in this world and I hope that you will always be surrounded with everything that you love like art, colors, NY, Randy (yes), Laurel, friends, everything. Big kisses, mwaaah.


Marina… can you tell by my ~present what’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think of you? Well, it’s art! And the reverse is also true. If I see any paintings/drawings that I love(which thanks to you i’m really into it rn) I immediately feel like sharing it with you.

You are ridiculously talented and sweet and intelligent and your taste in pretty much everything is flaw free. I’m not even ashamed of how much of a freak i’m about to sound but I basically adore your brain. I admire you. And I love you. :’)

talithan  asked:

D A M E N :^)

I’m gonna go off context and assume this applies to Captive Prince \o/

  • D - A pairing you wish you liked but just can’t (again: be nice)
    Nikandjord. A pairing where I really like both halves but somehow cannot see together. PLATONIC BROS FOR LYFE THO ; _ ; 

  • A - Your current OTP(s)/OT3(s)/OTX(s)
    Lamen/a non-ridiculous ship name
    Jokaste/A GOOD LIFE 
    Nikandros/Jord/Not Having To Follow Lamen Around On Ridiculous Adventures

  • M - Say something genuinely nice about a ship that you don’t ship (or its shippers, or anything related to you)

    Damen/Nikandros - While I don’t really ship this either, I can definitely see the basis for this ship, especially in Akielos’ casual approach to sexuality and I can definitely see them fooling around and experimenting without any serious attachment (in an occasional FWB way) and always with the knowledge their friendship is paramount

  • E - Have you added anything cracky/hilarious to your fandom, if so, what

    Well I mean…….. Uni’s just started so I no longer have endless summer days to draw dumb comics but I have many more I will get to.

  • N - Name three things you wish you saw more or in your main fandom (or a fandom of choice)

    1. More minor character fanart/fanfic/headcanons!
    2. More AU fanart (I…will try to contribute)
    3. More sensitivity to whitewashing

Because I love the Queer as Folk fandom too much and she’s amazing FF | talithan 

My feelings for Marina are like 3x14, love love and a bunch of rainbow hugs.

Seriously everyone, please follow her and then go to her tags and read her amazing thoughts on Queer as Folk and Brian Kinney. Do it

Since the moment I hit that follow button I haven’t regret it, she’s an amazing human being that is lovely, funny (yes Marina) and simply awesome. She makes you cry with every photoset she makes and you just want to hate her and insult her through the tags. I have said this before, but there should be an official “I hate Marina” Club. Yep.

She has certain feelings for a blonde hipster that we all know and for a precious ginger baby that has an angst and precious non-boyfriend (that I already miss tbh)

And please fandom, she along with other amazing people co-runs these sites: QAF Recs, QAF Caps, Little QAF Things, Unflattering qaf caps, Fuck yeah Randy Harrison, Fuck yeah Gale Harold

And hey, she’s her other half and they are what I consider the OTP of this fandom. DAMN RIGHT.

See how she’s that awesome? Also she introduced me to Brand New so yep I love her.

rossiraptor replied to your post: SUCH INDECISION i dont kn…

gay baseball ships…..

hanai and tajima have an apartment but tajima spends so much time at mihashi and abe’s place that abe and hanai frequently jokingly (despondently) discuss just moving in together and letting tajima and mihashi live together and give each other wedgies and watch videos of birds on the internet until 4 in the morning and whatever else they do. occasionally they DO stay at their respective homes. hanai and tajima’s place is almost always weirdly moist, they think it is their neighbor’s fault?? and abe and mihashi have a very, vERY small apartment and abe is insecure about his cooking skills so he sets up a daily regimen of recipes for both him and mihashi to try and. after like two months wherein mihashi thinks abe is mad at him for not being a good cook and abe thinks mihashi is mad at him for not being a good cook, they get over it and abe appreciates not being alone in learning and mihashi feels good that he can do something for abe. tajima eats their leftovers. hanais mom still brings food to their apartment on weekends.

talithan replied to your post: SUCH INDECISION i dont kn…

magical yuri…………

WHICH ONE,,,. madoka and homura are really bad at being adults. homura works at a convenience store or something and madoka works at a daycare and they are both SOOOOOOO happy just to come home and say “I’m home!” and peck each other on the cheek. i cant talk about this in depth im just thinking about madoka telling homura she can rely on her and homura crying a lot, THROW ME IN THE GARBAGE IM UPSET


“Everyone’s so alone, aren’t they?” Josh Thomas + Hannah Hart = extreme levels of drunk adorableness

talithan  asked:



  • their blog url: something disgusting. he’s a garbage man. i keep thinking about how his fucking grindr username is ‘eight-is-great’ so like. a rimming reference. whats the joking about cunninglinguist. analinguist. doesnt work as well. he’d still do it. or maybe he’s a self aware piece of trash and he’d have 'trashking’ or something like that. 
  • the kind of posts they reblog: nsfw stuff and aesthetic posts. very rarely text posts, he doesnt answer asks publicly, etc. it’d be a very neat looking blog. sometimes selfies (all safe for work dont worry he has to be a professional someday)
  • the first person they followed: HIS OLDER SISTER. BECAUSE I WANT THEM TO BE CLOSE i’m CRY
  • what kind of theme they’d have: something rly neat, black and white, idk,
  • what kind of text posts they make at 2am: drunk ones. gooey ones about his angel boyfriend oliver, but vague enough w/o a name on them,