AU. So, yeah. That year abroad helped Harry establish that he is in love with his best friend. Now, if Louis would stop treating him like a little brother, that would be awesome. (Additional ingredients: a collapsing tree house, a lot of pining, the other three boys as Louis’ new best mates from university, and a camping trip. Serve hot.) (24k - a fave)
ooommmmgggggggggg, I have had sooooooo many MESSAGES about SKAM that I couldn’t ANSWER because I’ve been so BUSY, but now I am HERE to CHANGE! YOUR! LIVES!
so: Skam is a Norwegian multimedia/tv series about a group of teenagers, wherein each season is hyper-focused on a different character. it deals with all sorts of Teen Issues – sexuality, addiction, mental illness – without being preachy, dramatic or unrealistic. (think a way more creative and in-depth version of Skins, except TEN THOUSAND TIMES BETTER and not consummately ridiculous.) season 3 is currently airing, and stars sunshiney snapback child Isak, who’s coming to terms with his sexuality and super into Grecian youth vibes Even. it is, without a doubt, one of the best portrayals of ~coming out~ I have ever seen in all my long years of devouring Gay Media. Norway has managed to single-handedly redeem 2016.
the episodes air on Friday nights, but the clips that make up the episode are released during the week – every clip has a day and time attached, and is put up online on that day at that time. when there are no clips, there are screencaps of text messages, or, even better, real-time instagram posts. texts and IG posts aren’t included in the episodes, but give you loads of background; FOR INSTANCE, in the latest episode we jump from Isak and Even in Isak’s kitchen on Saturday morning to Isak at school on Tuesday, which: fine, but we know from the texts and IG post that Even stayed at Isak’s all weekend until Monday morning (and that Isak did Something in the shower).
the BEST THING about this weird as hell format is that you’re not sitting around waiting a week for new content. last week the Big Scene happened on Friday night, and then on Saturday fucking morning there was a new clip. and then a suggestive IG post on Sunday. and then a racy text message on Monday. and then a clip on Tuesday. more texts. a clip on Thursday. texts. a 14-minute-long behemoth of a clip last night that resulted in my staying up until 3am Being Upset and then stress-buying 7 books today in an attempt to #cleanse my #soul. so, yeah. it’s all-consuming and immersive and I have spent the past week sneaking out of places in order to watch clips in toilet cubicles. (did I mention that everything is a. in Norwegian and b. not subtitled? so you get the added fun of becoming an expert in reading facial expressions and tone of voice while taking a crash-course in a foreign language and learning to be very, very patient. it has changed me as a person.)
almost every file has now exceeded its playback/download limit, but it’s easy to get around this: right click on an episode, click ‘make a copy’, and it’ll copy the episode into your google drive. (I think you automatically have a google drive if you have a googlemail/gmail email address, but I’m not 100% sure. you may have to sign up for something with google to get a google drive. it will be worth it.) once the episode has copied you can watch it in your google drive or download it if, like me, you’re too impatient to wait for it to process.
you don’t need to have watched seasons 1 and 2 (about incredibly cool girls Eva and Noora, respectively) to understand anything about season 3, so you can start there. obviously feel free to start at season 1, but don’t feel bad if you want to leap straight to Isak. the Gay Agenda rules us all. I can confirm that once you’ve watched season 3 you’re going to want to CONSUME EVERYTHING, and not just because you’ll be able to watch yung repressed side-character Isak snapbacking around on the fringes.
if you’re still not convinced: they keep paralleling Isak and Even with Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet. last night they cut from a sweet, chaste elevator scene to a slow-mo sex scene just as The Weeknd dropped the beat in High For This. this morning I cried in public to a Norwegian pop song. our group chat changed its year+ long Captive Prince/Hick Gryleshaw crossover name to NO GODS NO FØKKBOYS in honour of our collective and complete descent into Scandinavian Hell.
so yeah. watch Skam. succumb. resistance is futile.
Derek, who has been dragged against his will to the same resort his family visits every summer, is determined to spend the next two and a half months sequestered in his room. His only friend, his sister Laura, is preoccupied with her newly-bonded mate, and doesn’t seem to care about anything but making him happy.
When Derek meets Stiles Stilinski, a sharp-tongued waiter, he thinks that this summer might not be a complete waste of time. There are only two problems: First, Stiles is human. Second, he doesn’t believe in mates.
hi! can you find this fic, it's where clarke lives in camp jaha and it's really dull and bellamy is a grounder (i think) and clarke like gets lost and the grounder find her and she find out the grounder aren't as bad as she was told and i think they need to get her back before a rivers tide comes back up and if they don't she can't get back across for months. thanks.
Title: Campaggedon Author: DisraeliGears Rating: Teen and Up Audiences Warnings: None Apply Completed: Yes Word count: 11584 Summary: Shitty
rounds up everyone for a camping trip, and Jack tags along. Bitty is frazzled. aka the classic BUT WHAT IF BAD BOB DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING fic.
Most memorable line: “ Je ne
comprends pas.” he says quietly. “Honey, that wasn’t in English.”
Pairing: Yoongi/Jimin (side Taehyung/Jungkook) Author: madigraye Rating: NC17 Genre: Humour, Fluff, Summer Camp AU Summary: Somewhere between fake basketball matches and even faker marriages, Park Jimin learns that camp is for fun, and summer is for butterflies.
Admin Notes: this was hilarious and adorable. yoongi just wants jimin’s number and jimin just hates his camp counsellor nickname so he keeps borrowing other people’s. i laughed an unfortunate amount. do give this a try if you haven’t already <3 (i’m also super glad the author made yoongi good with kids, ‘cause he’s always said he wants some and lbr, he’s already a great father of 6 boys)
Max Recommends: Last Minute Book Gifts for Writers! 🎄🎁✨
Hello, dear followers! 😊
Not so long ago I made a video talking about what I considered to be the best books for writers, and recently a few of you messaged me asking for a formal post. Well, since the shopping season is here— I thought I would compile my list of book presents for writers!
PS: While I’ve provided online links to all books below, I can assure you that if you go to your local book store you will have NO TROUBLE finding the first three books on this list. If you can, make sure to support your local business!
I go on great lengths explaining each book, so I will leave the recommendations under the cut! 😉✨