dawn au

OK.. because I work on two cosplays atm which need to be finished in 9 days (and work is hell this month..) I can’t be too active for AkaYonaLadiesWeek.

So I took an older sketch of teacher Yunho and small Yona and Lili and finished it.

Really wanted to make something better.. but perhaps (and sadly) after this event. (And I really waited for this one.. and now the timing sucks T_____T)

AU where Until Dawn is an award winning movie and all the characters are actors in it. Just imagine.

  • Josh and Chris aren’t allowed to do interviews alone together for reasons that no one is allowed to say
  • Sam constantly brings the cast and crew coffee and hot chocolate every time they shoot in the snow
  • Bloopers of Mike constantly falling on his face as he’s doing his “heroic” run to save Jessica
  • Jess in the background laughing at him every time he falls on his face
  • “Fuck nuggets”, “Scared the blue out of my jeans”, “Jesus hot sauce Christmas cake”, and everyone other creative curse was completely improvised by Mike
  • Emily accidentally hitting Ashley while filming the slap-scene and Emily freaking out and apologizing
  • Theres a tabloid rumor that Mike and Matt hate each other and got into a fist fight on set, when really they just had a heated argument over who gets the last donut (Josh stole it while they fought)
  • Josh and Jess constantly forgetting their lines
  • Ashley going out of her way to meet fans and sign pictures for them
  • Mike taking every sexist question that Jess gets during interviews
  • Chris doing the same for Ashley and Josh doing the same for Sam
  • Matt not needing to do that, because Emily can handle the situation on her own
  • Matt visiting sick fans in the hospital
  • Hannah and Beth being famous twin actors, and the marketing purposefully misdirected it so it looked like Beth and Hannah were the leads to make their “deaths” more shocking
  • Josh and Hannah staying in their “villain” makeup (ie the psycho mask and wendigo makeup) and hiding in people’s trailers to scare them
  • Matt and Jess, during their first interview together, ended it with Jess beatboxing and Matt freestyle rapping. It becomes the most liked video on youtube
  • Emily being the queen of dubsmash, and it spreading to the whole cast constantly doing them inbetween shots
  • The guys having paintball games in between scenes and Ashley and Sam joining in only to destroy them
  • There’s several bloopers of Josh and Chris leaning forward about to kiss only to start laughing
  • “what were all thinking it” is Josh’s reasoning for ruining so many shots
  • Interviewer: “Who was your favorite member to shoot with?” Beth: “My sister of course. She’s my best friend and I wouldn’t want to do this without her”. Hannah: “Awww… mine was Mike”
  • Interviewer: “What was your favorite scene to shoot?”. Ashley“The Saw scene since it was so intense and and special effects were so amazing that it looked so real”. Chris“When i got to kiss Ashley” *Smirks*
  • Sam confirming the fan theory that her character is gay
  • Interviewer“Which fate would you want, death or wendigo?” Josh“how about a happy ending for my character instead”
Not Your Average Zutara Fic Rec

So I’ve gone through a LOT of Zutara fanfiction, probably too much if I’m being honest, and finding good fics can be really hard. When looking up fic rec lists I’ve noticed that a lot of the lists are just the same select fanfictions recommended over and over (We get it, everyone and their mother loves ‘His Majesty Prefers Blue’ and ‘Stormbenders’ [I never finished HMPB, sue me]). 

So this list is for all of you who are in my shoes and can’t seem to find anything besides the same ten or fifteen stories recommended and are desperate for something new. Everything listed is complete! (If I listed the incompletes/abandoned stories I’d have a lot more chaptered stories listed… RIP ‘The Confrontational Approach’…) 

I have a lot of bookmarked stories that I have yet to read and am in the middle of (Almost caught up on @firelordandlady ‘s ‘Say Anything’!), so I’ll try to update this when I finish something I think deserves a recommendation. 

Chaptered

In the Same Candlelight by Like a Dove

In a world where there is no war, Zuko and Katara spend their summers together. Growing up is messy, embarrassing, and at times sad, but they think it might be okay because they have each other. Edited summary.

I know. I KNOW. I LITERALLY JUST SAID I WASN’T GOING TO RECOMMEND FANFICS THAT ARE ON EVERYONE’S LIST. But I NEED to mention this one. I spent so long not interested in this fic. I don’t like drastic AU’s, or modern AU’s. My taste is strictly canon divergence, so I didn’t think I would like this. I WAS SO WRONG. Trust me, if you are like me and don’t like big AU’s, read this anyway. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. Characterization is still so spot on, even with such a different take. Aang is precious. There is nothing but fluff, fluff, and fluff. It will melt you. You will probably die and your spirit will rise up smiling and beaming out rainbows and sunshine. That’s what happened to me. 

Lilacs and Lily Pads by sadladybug

A tale of clumsy courtship and calamitous court weddings, featuring awkward family encounters, floral mishaps, cultural complications, and good old fashioned fluff and conflict. Takes place in the five years following war’s end. For Zutara Week 2016. A prequel to Bones.

Clothe Me in Seasons, Dress Me in Snow is a very commonly recommended Zutara fic (And for good reason, I shed many tears reading it). But this two-shot (A companion to Bones, a smut one shot) by the same author is really underrated and beautifully written. It follows Zuko and Katara as they try to plan their wedding, as well as shows two scenes from before they got engaged that solidified the relationship to be one they knew would last. Just really well done overall and very very sweet. 

EDIT: I talked with the author and apparently it isn’t finished?? But they are apparently working on the next chapters so yay!! And each chapter is independent so it doesn’t feel unfinished.  

The Slow Path by Tazainian Devil

Eight years after the fall of Ozai, Aang returns to the friends he left behind - Taang, Zutara, Sukka

This is technically a Taang fic, and if I’m being honest I kind of just skimmed through the non-zutara chapters, but the Zutara storyline was good enough that I think it’s definitely worth the read. And the overall plot has a great premise. Be warned, it has a sequel that was never finished. 

Another Word For Alchemy by FanPanda13

Five years have passed since the Avatar defeated Fire Lord Ozai, and the members of the Gaang have all gone in their own direction. But when Aang invites them all to a Peace Summit at the North Pole and tells them of his new project, for which he will need their support, the group comes together again for adventure, fun and romance. AU. Zutara. COMPLETE.

So this fic is crazy for me. At first, it started as just really good natured fluff. The writing wasn’t anything fantastic (Although I loved how it broke the 4th wall and didn’t take itself seriously), and there were some definite OOC moments. But I had so much FUN with it. The plot (while definitely not the focus as everyone is more concerned about when Zuko and Katara will get together) was interesting, and there were some really sweet moments. It was also HILARIOUS and I had multiple moments where I genuinely laughed out loud. But then about five chapters before the end, the quality SKY ROCKETED. As the plot and mystery come together, the characters all come together in a moment that truly feels like it came from the show. Even the writing quality increases by a lot and I was genuinely shocked and impressed. Definitely recommend. 

Kyoshi Hold ‘Em by cupid-painted-blind

When a blizzard shuts down the fourth annual Peace Summit, the group has to find some way to pass the time. /Zutara, Taang, Jet/Mai, Jet/Everyone, Sukka

If you’re looking for a good crack fic, look no further. It’s post war and utter nonsense. Jet is alive for some reason??? No one questions it and he’s shipped with pretty much everyone. It’s funny, it’s decently written, there are drinking and sexy time shenanigans, and overall just lighthearted. Also, it does a great job of being a crack fic without crossing the line and becoming unfunny and just a trash fic. A lot struggle to find the balance and resort to going over the top and ridiculous, but this one does a really good job. 

Come With Me by Steamboat Ghost

Coauthored by fuzzytomato. Troubled over his newly restored honor, Zuko finds solace in the familiar guise of the Blue Spirit. In a chance meeting with the Painted Lady, a friendship is forged as the two heroes seek to help the Fire Nation’s neglected.

I’ll admit it: I’ve never gotten into Blutara fanfictions. I only read the first couple chapters of HMPB and dropped it after the tree scene. I don’t know, it felt really OOC for me and I may go back and read it again just because EVERYONE raves about it, but IDK. I’ve never been a huge Blutara fan because while I love the concept, I’d much rather see the Painted Lady and the Blue Spirit come together as equals. Most fics present Zuko behind his mask to Katara, and it feels imbalanced. There aren’t a lot of stories where we see their alter persona’s come together even though that’s the entire point of the parallel between the two. Insert this fic. I only wish there was a sequel dealing with Zuko in the Gaang after these events. Hey, a girl can dream. 

A Zutara Story Anastasia by LastSunset

Katara, the only suviving waterbender of the Southern Water Tribe, joins two con men, Zuko and Iroh, while a fearful admiral chases for her death. A Zutara Story. Based on the movie Anastasia.

So this isn’t so much a retelling of Anastasia but with Katara and Zuko as it is a fanfic version of the movie but with the characters names and world changed. It takes a lot of lines from the movie. But WHO CARES? It’s Anastasia and Zutara!!! What more do you need??? 

Oneshot

this burden you bear by cowlicklesschick

Word travels, and war stories will be told round campfires and on freighter ships until every person in the world knows what Master Katara did for the new Fire Lord. She fights the burning in her throat at the thought of people knowing why she had to heal him in the first place. Post-war Zutara.

This is an angst-with-a-happy-ending, which I say is the absolute BEST type of angst. Katara deals with the guilt of what Zuko did for her as the Fire Nation celebrates what she did to save his life during the Agni Kai. The two come together beautifully while struggling to see the feelings they both share. Really well written and like I said, it has a happy ending, which we all need. 

The Best of Me by Laririn-Shadow

The night before his eighteenth birthday Zuko wraps a bandage around his left wrist. He has a country to run and no time for frivolous things. It will make everything easier if he waits. Zutara Soulmates AU

Soulmate AU’s usually aren’t my thing (With the glaring exception of one Until Dawn Soulmate AU, but that’s besides the point), but I really enjoyed this oneshot. It isn’t sweeping or insanely romantic and the reveal isn’t “OMG I’VE LOVED YOU THIS WHOLE TIME” But it’s a subtle love that grows, which I really like. 

snuggling dysfunctional cats by emletish

Toph thinks Katara and Zuko were a ridiculously, incredibly, stupidly adorable couple. There is only one problem, they were not actually going out. This confuses Toph. could stand alone or be read as a companion peice to my stalking series

Fun fact: Before this oneshot, I had only ever read one fanfiction over 200k words, and had no desire to read another one again. And then I read this. This one shot was so fantastic that it was the reason I ended up reading the ‘Not Stalking Zuko’ trilogy (Also by emletish), which totals almost 900k words because this companion piece had me so sold. Yeah, it’s THAT good. 

my salvation, he’s not anything by sarsaparillia

Let’s run away and start another war. — Zuko/Katara.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ What can I say? I love the ‘Let’s run away together, consequences be damned’ trope. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The Time is Ripe by Casa Circe

ZUTARA WEEK 2012 Day Seven: Seasons. There are many stages that a heart goes through before it can finally be ready for the love it was meant to have. The road is often a rocky one but eventually, it leads you home.

A oneshot for the Zutara Week 2012 prompt ‘Seasons’. Not too much to say about it. Short, sweet, and well written. What more do you need? 

Serendipity by Boriqua-chan

Iroh goes hunting for tea leaves and finds something…interesting. /Zutara week, day 1/

Secret relationships! Fluff! Happiness! And all from Uncle Iroh’s perspective!! Everything I love in one great oneshot! 

Too Close for Comfort also by Casa Circe

ZUTARA WEEK 2010 Day Three: Pain. After watching “The Ember Island Players”, no one is in the mood for teasing. But a little slip of the tongue leads to the painful realization that the play was more accurate than they were willing to admit.

There are two Zutara plots/tropes that I am a complete and utter SLUT for. The first is the ‘Let’s talk about that EIP show’ trope. This is one of my favorites. 

The Color of Truth is Red by Mrs. Pettyfer

Written for Zutara Week prompt “awkward.” Zuko and Katara discuss the Ember Island Players.

Another post EIP oneshot

Enlightenment by Blade Quill

Choices are made on the day of Zuko’s coronation, and sometimes, enlightenment is just the simple truth at hand. Zutara. AU of the final moments of the Book 3 Finale

The OTHER plot/trope I’m a slut for is finale rewrites. LET ME SEE THEM COME TOGETHER AFTER HE TAKES LIGHTNING FOR HER. Ugh, I love it. 

Framework by profoundlycan

What if in “Sozin’s Comet” Katara had come into the room instead of Mai? Zuko/Katara. Prequel to Schema.

 Another finale rewrite! Let’s just get Mai out of the picture here… 

Lightning Shocks the Heart by drunkzutarafeels

Why do our hearts remain dormant until a climactic moment makes time stand still?

And here’s yet another finale rewrite. There is a really popular Zutara gifset that someone animated of the Agni Kai ‘Thank you’ scene, but Katara kisses Zuko after she hugs him. This is the fanfiction equivalent of that gif set. 

Sunrise by lewilder

The days go on and on, and even if she feels more comfort from the moon, Katara learns to cherish the promise of each new sunrise. Zutara AU, largely finale-centric. Oneshot.

LAST FINALE AU I PROMISE. Really sweet, starts right after The Southern Raiders and goes past canon. 

all the ghosts we cannot kill (we learn to love) by raisindeatre

Zuko and Katara; the moments we didn’t see. Or: Maybe we are all somebody’s ghost. And maybe sometimes we can be more than that.

“…My quarrel has only ever been with you, Zuko,” she says, his name sharp on her tongue. “This has only ever been about me and you.”

“You’re wrong,” he rasps, his voice rough in the late afternoon sunlight that falls around them, tangles them in golden nets. “This has only ever been about me and the Avatar. Not you and me. What we hold between us has nothing to do with it.”

This is a really beautiful one-shot that follows a battered, war torn and hardened Zuko and Katara through the scenes we DIDN’T see throughout the entire show. A Zutara must-read.

Drabble Collection/Series

And Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Advocaat

A collection of humorous and crack-tastic oneshots corresponding to the days of Zutara Month

Really great Zutara Month themed drabbles, and it contains the only body swapping plot that I’ve read and really enjoyed. Also the chapters ‘Potential’ and ‘Festival’ are some of my all time favorites. 

Zuko Was No Coward by hootowl

Zuko was many things, but a coward he was not. A collection of Zutara100 prompts. Title may change.

Definitely some heartbreakers and angsty drabbles in here, but all well written and thoroughly enjoyable. If you read ANYTHING from this list, read chapter two of this drabble collection. I MELTED when I read it. It’s perfection. Aunt Wu’s prediction has always been a plotline I’ve loved in Zutara fanfiction, and this one just does it PERFECTLY. 

Zutara Week 2012 by ichilover3

A collection of oneshots inspired by the prompts for Zutara Week

Not much more to say. The first, third, and fourth prompts are my favorite from this series. 

Zutara Week 2015 by bianca_anna

It started at a tea shop and ended with forever. My entries for Zutara Week 2015. I hope you enjoy them.

Oh my GOODNESS. So they’re Zutara Week prompts, but all set in the same universe. The Zutara!Family depicted in these drabbles has become my headcanon. I’ve seen many a Zutara family, but this one is by far my FAVORITE. This is now my official family for them. I want the very last chapter fully animated because it’s so good and epic and I want more of this families adventures. 

Okay but guys, remember that time in Chapter 5 when Matt suggests that everyone just hikes down the mountain because the cable car isn’t working? This obviously wasn’t going to work, as Em immediately said, but there was a similar way they could have got down the mountain.

They were at a ski lodge. You can see in the first segment where Chris explores the lodge that there are multiple snowboards there. Imagine the group just straight-up snowboarding down the mountain to get away, a very confused Josh left behind and distant wendigo screeches as they zoom away from that shit.

So, I read quite a lot of fics and I wanted to share some of my favourites that I’ve found throughout my time here. Knowing me I’ve probably forgotten loads so I may drop in and add titles if I find anything that I want to add but if not you can find other things under my fic rec tag here. 

♥ mark my favourites

Kim Seokjin

What 2 do@floralseokjin | smut, fluff, angst  ♥

A kiss on the lips; @kimtrain    | smut, Vampire AU ♥

Perfect; @btssmutgalore  | smut, fluff, angst

Head chef, little chef; @an-exotic-writer | fluff

Charm me; @jungblue | smut, hogwarts AU ♥

 Blue blooded; @hobibliophile | smut, royalty AU

The way you look; @jiminniemouse | smut ♥


Min Yoongi

Does this make sense?; @floralseokjin | series, smut, fluff, angst ♥

Buzz 1.0; @floralseokjin | smut

Mr. Min; @ellieljade | series, smut, angst ♥

A brush of silk; @kimtrain | smut, fluff, Vampire AU♥

King of wishful thinking; @btssmutgalore | smut, fluff (?) ♥

When stars cross; @jungkxook | smut, Christmas AU ♥

⇢  So good to me; @an-exotic-writer | smut

⇢  Crave; @jiminniemouse | smut

The cat’s cradle; @kimtrain | fluff, Shifter AU ♥

⇢ In an instant; @hobibliophile | smut, fluff

Afflatus; @kainks | smut

The devil skates on thin ice; @gukvory | fluff, angst, Ice hockey AU ♥

 The first and last of us; @lushguk | fluff, angst, implied sex ♥


Jung Hoseok

Only mine; @ellieljade | angst, smut ♥

⇢  Taste; @jiminniemouse | smut

⇢ Wicked games; @jungkxook |smut

Ambrosia; @hobibliophile | smut, fluff, angst, Angel AU ♥

Speckled coat; @kimtrain | fluff, Shifter AU ♥

Forbidden; @btssmutgalore | smut ♥

A shot of whiskey; @kimtrain | smut, fluff, Vampire AU

Intentions; @an-exotic-writer | smut, fluff ♥

Not this one, no; @an-exotic-writer | fluff ♥

Say no to this; @hobibliophile | smut

Transference; @jeonjagiya | smut ♥ 

Yes, Oppa/ Please, Oppa; @monstaccato | smut ♥ 

Kim Namjoon

Distance is a bitch, but we’ve got skype; @an-exotic-writer | fluff

Calming touch; @jiminniemouse | fluff

Five months; @ellieljade | smut ♥

And you; @floralseokjin | smut, angst ♥

A favour; @btssmutgalore | smut ♥

Don’t care about presents; @hobibliophile | smut, fluff, Christmas Au ♥

Peaches and cream; @kimtrain ​ | smut, Vampire AU ♥

Ships in the night; @jungblue | fluff, smut, angst

From dusk till dawn; @kimtrain | fluff, Shifter AU ♥

⇢   Long time coming; @an-exotic-writer |fluff, smut

Park Jimin

The blue notebooks; @inktae | fluff, angst, Time traveller AU♥

Laundry mishaps; @hobibliophile |smut, RA AU

Lower; @jiminniemouse | smut, fuckboy AU

Locked in love; @jiminniemouse | smut, fluff, angst, Christmas AU

Sin City; @btssmutgalore  | smut, angst, Stripper AU ♥

Claimed; @ellieljade | smut ♥

Hard to say; @floralseokjin | smut, fluff, friends AU ♥

A bite of the apple; @kimtrain | smut, Vampire AU ♥

Control; @jungblue | smut ♥

Secret desires; @kainks | smut 

⇢  Finally; @an-exotic-writer | smut ♥

It’s too sweet; @floralseokjin | smut

Selcouth; @lushguk | fluffffffffff  ♥


Kim Taehyung

Not what it looks like; @hobibliophile | fluff, collage AU

Slip through the seams; @deerguk | fluff, angst, smut, traveller AU ♥ ♥

Zaddy; @btssmutgalore | smut, angst, (hopefully) fluff ♥

Backseat serenade; @jungkxook | smut

Move like you want; @floralseokjin | smut, fluff ♥

Apologies; @ellieljade | smut ♥

⇢  Nude; @btssmutgalore | smut

The wings of a devil; @kimtrain | smut, Vampire AU ♥

⇢  The t-shirt thief; @jungblue | smut, fluff

Under the cloak; @jungblue | smut, fluff, hogwarts AU ♥

⇢  Right here; @an-exotic-writer | fluff

Steal you away; @btssmutgalore | angst, fluff ♥ 

⇢  Foxie Movie; @kimtrain | fluff, Shifter AU


Jeon Jungkook

Illusion of a choice; @hobibliophile | fluff, smut, angst, Heir AU

Do you feel it, sugar?; @gukvory | smut ♥

Zipper; @jiminniemouse | smut

Painting the meadow’s void; @jungblue | fluff, soulmate AU ♥

Playing with fire; @floralseokjin | smut ♥

Monster; @btssmutgalore | smut, angst ♥

Written on the sky; @inktae | fluff, angst, End of the world AU ♥

The best before the rest; @an-exotic-writer | smut

Tell me your secrets; @kimtrain | fluff, Shifter AU ♥


Multiple Member

Business; @btssmutgalore | smut, Taehyung & Jungkook

Sweet inedible things; @asexpectedofthestork | fluff, Bakers AU, Jimin & Jin ♥

Kingdom ties; @gukvory | angst, smut, Royalty AU, Jungkook & Taehyung ♥

It’s a threeway; @an-exotic-writer | smut, Poly AU, Jimin & Taehyung ♥

Boastful drunks; @ellieljade | smut, Jimin & Jungkook  ♥ 

⇢( F•R•I•E•N•D•S Series ) EP 1. ᴛʜᴇ ᴏɴᴇ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴡᴀʟᴋ ɪɴ ᴏɴ ᴠᴍɪɴ; @monstaccato | smut, Jimin, Taehyung ♥

A million roses; @bluekyun | smut, angst, Jungkook & Yoongi  ♥ ♥

Originally posted by changkyuh

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Chris x Josh [Until Dawn] iPhone - 14/?

Imagine a Teen Wolf Until Dawn au. 

One year ago, the pack went up to the ski lodge that the Hale family owns and got up to a bunch of teen shenanigans; pranks and harmless jokes… or at least they thought was harmless; when a prank takes a turn for the worst, the youngest of the Hale sisters - Cora - runs into the forests in the middle of the night after being humiliated by her friends and her sister - Laura - runs after her. After that, no-one sees them again; they’re missing presumed dead.

Originally posted by imlostinsantacarla

A year later, Derek (Josh) invites his friends back up to the ski lodge, but everything goes horribly wrong. The group splits up after a lot of heated arguments and Boyd (Mike) and Erica (Jessica) go down to the secluded cabin with the intention to hook up for the first time but they’re both too shy so they sit there patiently. At least they do until someone or something starts messing with them - throwing things through the window, breaking the fuse box, etc. Thinking it’s just one of the others pulling a prank on them, they ignore it. But whoever or whatever it is, grabs Erica and drags her through the shattered glass of the door. Boyd runs after her, following her screams and the trail of blood in the snow. He finds her laying on the top of an elevator shaft, bleeding and gasping for life. The wood holding her upright breaks and she falls into the mines.

Originally posted by magda-lennah

Meanwhile, up at the lodge, Stiles (Sam) wants to get away from the drama and have a nice warm bath, but to do that he has to put the boiler on and he and Derek (Josh) try to have a serious conversation about what happened last year, but every time they do they have to deal with all the pranks the others are pulling on him. 

Originally posted by alina-horanx3

Once done, he gets the hell out of there just as Allison (Ashley) finds a Ouija board and she, Scott (Chris) and Derek sit down and try to contact the spirits of Derek’s sisters. They ‘contact’ Laura (but whether it’s someone moving it or not is something that’s never clarified). Derek storms out and Scott follows him but he and Allison are knocked out by an intruder in the cabin.

Originally posted by bitchpsycotix

As for the other characters: Jackson is Emily (Because he’s a bitch), Lydia is Matt (Because they’re a couple that either break up or don’t and she’s too good for him), and while there might not be a character to parallel Isaac, he’s there (possibly with Scott and Allison).

Originally posted by teenwolfalwaysalive

I could write out the whole story but I don’t want to spoil anything, just imagine Stiles walking around in nothing more than a towel, everyone trying to help Derek who’s losing his mind after the loss of his sisters and the lore of wendigoes.

And the best thing is, it would be a chose-your-own-adventure kind of story that reflected the butterfly effect

Listen

Soooo long time ago I wanted to make a full animation for an Until Dawn youtubers AU, but I abandoned that idea (’cause I have no idea how to properly do that) but I have this unfinished audio that I made for it, and I just stumbled across it while searching for some files, so I decided to post it here..