do you know how much i love achilles no you do not

anonymous asked:

If you have the time and if you don't mind, what are some books you really recommend? Doesn't have to be all time faves, but anything that pops into mind that you want more ppl to read and love, Extra points if lgbt+ , i got the whole summer with little to do and i wanna spend it reading some good quality writing and honestly so far your recs have introduced me to so many faves its unbelievable

[blushes profusely] oh wow, thank you!!!  i’m so glad you’ve trusted me enough to check out some of the stuff i reblog; that is like the ultimate compliment, i can’t even???  i don’t mind at all(!), fair warning though: i only started recording what i read partway through last year and my mind is like a sieve so i’ll do my absolute best to remember what’s sang to me in the recent past.  warning number two: i’m in an open relationship with absolutely every genre out there so i’ll try to note which belongs where so you can avoid those that hold no interest for you.


  • i’ll give you the sun.  i loved this book, the writing is fucking transformative and all the characters are so damn likable, while still being realistically flawed human beings.
  • the raven cycle (tetralogy).  definitely my favorite series since harry potter.  the writing, the world-building, the characters, it’s all on top-form.  i wrote a little, mini non-spoilery review of it: here, back when i was better (worse?) wordly-wise and my feels were brand new.
  • more happy than not.  i’m still not sure how i feel about this book.  it was hard, but it felt very true to the characters and the lingo and style matched the ages of the players and i have a lot of respect for that.
  • the watchmaker of filigree street.  woooow i loved this book.  i admit ‘historical fiction’ kind of makes me cringe.  it never precludes me from reading a book but it does knock it down the list by a book or five because they’re often very dense and very clunky and end up taking me ages to get through.  but this one was gorgeous.  i loved the plot, the attention lovingly placed on every character and the historical elements.  the surprise gay in an already brilliant book felt like winning the lottery honestly.
  • captive prince (trilogy).  okay, truthfully, i’m only putting this on here because the second book is such a high point for me.  it was never bad at any point but it had unfortunately been hyped far too much for it to live up to my, admittedly, very high expectations.  hopefully it’ll fare better with you?
  • everything i never told you.  i go back and forth on this one.  i like the writing a lot, i like the LGBT aspect a lot, and i like the mystery aspect a lot but there are definitely characters i would cut out entirely for sheer predictability if i could and that killed a lot of my enjoyment at the time (but i think much more highly of it in retrospect?).  so, take that as you like.
  • aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe.  if there’s a book that handles its characters with more care or respect or consideration then i haven’t run into it.  i love the way this is written and the people it’s populated with.
  • flying lessons & other stories.  a bunch of uber talented authors writing a bunch of uber diverse and LGBT-focused stories and, yes, that is exactly as awesome as it sounds.
  • the song of achilles.  it is utterly heart-breaking but so rich, honestly.


  • the diviners.  (also has a minor LGBT character, who may play a bigger role in the sequel?)  fair warning, i have not read the sequel, lair of dreams, because it is somehow still not out in paperback (yes, i read physical books, yes, i pretty exclusively read paperbacks so i can lug them everywhere with me, YES, I PRE-ORDERED THIS ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO AND IT’S STILL NOT OUT, NOT THAT I’M BITTER ABOUT THAT OR ANYTHING) so i can’t speak to that one finishing on a high note as i don’t know.  but this was the first historical novel i managed to like in a long while.  it does such a good job of fusing in 1920s lingo and dress and aspects that i couldn’t help but love it.  add in the fantasy elements and i can admit i’m the perfect sucker for it.
  • the scorpio races.  i’m not sure why but it took me a long-ass time to get into this book, i wasn’t flipping pages with gusto until well towards the end but - especially as i was reading so much YA at the time - i really appreciated coming across a romance that lets both people come into it as themselves and stay themselves, neither puck nor sean were ever smashed or crumpled or shaved away to fit into their relationship, which was so refreshing.  plus the water horses were fucking cool.
  • the night circus.  the writing, the atmosphere, the circus.  just… it is all very whoa.
  • all the birds in the sky.  i loved this writing style and these characters and the magical elements.


  • i’ll meet you there.  there was something about this and i just… ended up liking it way more than i expected to.  i might’ve just read it at exactly the right time, i’m not sure, but i really enjoyed it.
  • the invoice.  this is honestly just hella cute and so freaking surreal.  swedes, man.


  • why not me?  i like mindy kaling a lot.  i make no apologies for that.  plus you can read both her books in about five seconds, haha.


  • station eleven.  i loved this book.  the way the narrative is woven is so refreshing and i wish the comic book miranda was writing in this book was a real thing more than anything else in the woooorld.
  • illuminae.  hot DAMN this book was cool.  the plot was rock solid, the characters were hilarious and badass and the graphics made out of text and spiraling words and just the way this thing is put together?  shit, it’s worth your money and then some.
  • a robot in the garden.  okay this is just cute as hell.  i can’t even with tang, he’s the most adorable robot to ever adorable.
  • annihilation (southern reach trilogy).  (LGBT minor characters.)  okay, honestly?  i don’t know.  this was freaking zany but i was invested as fuck in all the kookiness for reasons i can’t articulately elaborate on.
  • the martian.  hilarious, engaging, SPACE.  what more do you want?


  • things we lost in the fire.  this is more atmospheric than anything but, damn, could this get me wishing i wasn’t reading this in the dark or looking over my shoulder to make absolutely sure no one was standing behind me.  it’s a book of short stories (by the way, i love books of short stories and i definitely realize that is not true for everyone) and each one is so well-delivered and stylized.  i really enjoyed reading this.
  • let the right one in.  okay, this is legit horror so definitely stay away if you’re easily squicked out but it is harrrrrd to find good horror (at least in my opinion) and this definitely, definitely qualifies.
  • horrorstör.  i honestly had such low expectations for this, a horror story set in a wannabe-ikea, but it ended up being so ridiculous and strange and funny that i was won over by the finish.
  • the girl with all the gifts.  holy unique and well-executed zombie idea, batman!


  • the bigness of the world.  there were definitely ones here that hit better than others but the ones i liked, i really liked!

GRAPHIC NOVELS (i read a lot of these so, um, prepare yourself)

  • saga.  (LGBT minor characters as well.)  this is world-building to a degree that i’m convinced did not exist before.  just, i can’t say enough amazing things about this series and the staggering amount of imagination that regularly goes into it.
  • ms. marvel.  heart-warming as fuck.  it’s definitely really easy to lose faith in the world these days, luckily kamala is there to remind you that people are primarily and genuinely good.
  • black science.  this is another one that took just an insane amount of imagination to cook up.  i got off to kind of a rocky start with this one but the gray-ness of all the characters really speaks to me, and that doesn’t really blossom until later in the series.
  • spider-man/deadpool.  this was very satisfying for my super duper spideypool-shipping mind.  joe and ed did us so good, and joe basically said in his sign-off: i made it absolutely as gay as they would let me, haha.
  • the wicked + the divine.  (LGBT minor characters that you’re going to get way too attached to, and retroactively.  it’s awful [sobs].)  the concept for this, gods reincarnating into teenagers before they burn up their hosts after a predetermined set of time, is so fucking cool.  the humor and the characters and the plot is all just aces.
  • iceman (LGBT MAIN CHARACTER).  okay, so this just started.  like issue #2 was only released days ago but 1) i am liking it so far and 2) marvel did it so dirty and barely advertised bobby - an openly homosexual superhero - was getting his own series, like, i found out about it the day before it went on sale and i keep my ear fairly close to the ground (not as close as some BY A LOT, but closer than the lay person i’d say) so if you can support it, please do!  pre-orders mean a lot in terms of numbers. :))))
  • descender.  admittedly, this starts out rooough.  because the main character, TIM-21 (and his little dog too), are annoying as hell.  he’s an android so there’s no dimension to him so he’s booooring as all get out but i am so glad i stuck with it through to the next trade because, probably picking up on the unsustainability of him as a main character, he gets shuffled off and the side characters get the stage and they rock so hard.
  • paper girls. (LGBT main characters.)  i’m kind of just convinced that brian k. vaughan can do no wrong at this point.  his plots are so tight and mind-blowing and badass.
  • monstress.  here’s a little tid-bit about me: female comic book writers are 100% more likely to get my money and my time because they are so damn rare and this series is unique, badass, and eye-opening.
  • black monday murders.  i’m a little premature with this since there’s only one volume and i usually try to wait until there are at least two but i check up on a volume two a lot so that definitely means something intrigued me!
  • nailbiter.  okay, i haven’t read the final volume yet ‘cause i’m reluctant to let it go but, so far, a series about multiple serial killers all being from the same town has me VERY HOOKED.

i wish i could remember more but this is honestly way better than i expected to do, haha.  they’re definitely not all my all-time faves but they’re ones that have stuck with me for one reason or another and that i didn’t feel i wasted my time on, so that’s something, right?  i hope this helps get you started and that you don’t think too awfully of me when you inevitably run across ones that aren’t your cup of tea!

fictionandmusic  asked:

wow your writing in the gods and monsters series is amazing! i've always loved greek myths and you bring them to life and add a different twist that makes it better than anything i've ever read about mythology!! if you have time, could you do a continuation of the Hades and Kore story? Kore/Persephone is one of my fav goddesses and i can't wait to see where you take her story!

(continuation of: x, x)

The first time Kore throws herself into the River Styx, she is reckless and stubborn and feels like she has so little left to lose, only an overbearing mother she yearns to escape.

The first time Kore throws herself into the River Styx, she fights and swims and survives. She is picked up on the shore and carried to safety in Hades’s arms.

The second time Kore throws herself into the River Styx, she is reckless and stubborn and feels like she has everything to lose. She lets the water take her, and she drowns.

The second time Kore throws herself into the River Styx, it kills her.


Kore wakes up after falling unconscious while being carried by the King of the Underworld. Her skin is fully healed, no longer blistering and burning. She’s naked under the soft blankets, but she was naked when she dove into the river, so she’s not too worried about it.

“I didn’t know you were a goddess,” someone says, and she turns her head to see a little girl sitting by her bedside with black skin and grey eyes and hair. She’s glaring at her, “I wouldn’t have tried to kill you if I’d known. You shouldn’t touch my water – it’s not good for you. It will kill you. It does not care what you are.”

“It did not kill Achilles,” Kore says, pushing herself up so the blanket falls to her waist.

The young Lady Styx huffs and gets to her feet, pushing open the long wardrobe on the other side of the room. “It did, actually. What my river takes, it keeps.” Kore raises an eyebrow. Styx doesn’t explain further, only places a dark blue gown on the bed. “Hecate put some of her old things in here for you. She’s taller and thinner than you are. But you are a goddess. You can make it work.”

“I can,” Kore agrees, amused. She pushes herself out of bed, and her hair falls into her face.

Her hair has been a dark brown her whole life.

She strides over to the wardrobe and pulls it open, starring at herself in the mirror.

Her hair has turned pure, snowy white. The hair on her head of course, but the rest of it too. Her eyebrows, the light hair on her arms and legs, going down her navel, the hair between her legs – all of it white.

“You’re lucky nothing worse happened,” Styx scolds. “My river usually does much worse than that.”

Kore touches one of her new, pale eyebrows. “That is an excellent point, Lady Styx.”

With some clever magic, Kore pulls on the now perfectly fitting gown. Hecate doesn’t tend to bother with them, only dresses up if there’s some sort of celebration that requires her attendance – something that hasn’t happened in a long time, ever since she irritated Zeus and Poseidon to the point that they called for her head on a spike. The gown is old, even by their standards, but its beautifully crafted, stars plucked from the heavens and sewn into the bodice, waves from the seven seas curling around the long skirt. “This is very valuable,” she says, “Is Hecate sure she would like me to have it?”

Styx shrugs, “She said it was a young woman’s dress, and however she may look, she’s not a young woman any more. It’s my favorite dress of hers – I was quite cross that she gave it to you, but I did almost kill you. So I suppose that’s fair enough.”

“Ah,” Kore says, not quite sure how to respond to that. “I see.”

Styx grins at her and grabs her hand. The child goddess’s skin is freezing to the touch, but Kore doesn’t flinch back out of fear of being rude. “Come with me now. Hades wants to see you.”

The girl leads her through the twisting hallways to a polished wooden door. It’s not the throne room, where Kore thought that the girl would take her. She’s seen the grand inner chambers of Poseidon and Zeus’s homes before, of the lesser gods even, and Kore braces herself for something just as grandiose and intimidating.

Styx opens the door and pushes her inside before vanishing.

Kore blinks and looks around.

The room is smaller than she expected. It’s lined with shelves packed with scrolls, and mounted on the opposite wall is large map that’s constantly shifting and changing, and it take her almost a full minute of looking at it to realize it’s a map of the underworld.

“You’re looking better.”

Kore’s eyes snap down, and it’s only then that she notices the figure of Hades, King of the Underworld, hunched over his desk. His hair pulled in messy low ponytail, and there are dark bags under his eyes. He’s in a simple black chiffon, one no more presumptuous than any mortal noble would wear. He’s the most unassuming, unremarkable thing in already unassuming, unremarkable room.

Suddenly, she feels over-dressed.

“Thank you,” she says, not knowing what else to say. She feels – awkward, almost, in front of him, which isn’t something she’s ever felt with anyone. She wants to climb into his lap and rest her head against his shoulder. She wants to force him into some proper clothes for a king. She wants to put him to bed and make him sleep until he loses those bruises under his eyes.

She’s never wanted to do any of those things for anyone before. She doesn’t even know him.

Although – she knows he came for her. That he found an intruder into his realm and picked her up and soothed her, carried her to safety and washed her of the corrosive water of the Styx. He placed her in his palace and did not touch her as so many other men would have touched her.

So perhaps she does know him. At least a little.

He rests his chin on his hand while he looks at her. “Hermes came with a message from your mother, demanding your return.” She doesn’t even have the time to panic before he continues, “I denied her. If she wishes to speak to me in person, I told her she is welcome to step into my realm herself.”

“She won’t do that,” Kore says, “She fears your realm. She fears how her power means nothing in your domain.”

Kore had never known her mother to fear anything – except the land of the dead. She’d grown up thinking Hades must be a hulking, formidable figure to pull fear from her mother’s breast, but that’s clearly not the case.

He smiles, and it’s the first hint of sharpness she’s seen from him. “I know. There will be consequences, of course. But those are my concern. You are a guest of my realm, Goddess of Spring. Walk where you please, and do as you please. No one will stop you.”

He’s already looking back down at his papers, eyebrows drawing together as he scratches out a series of numbers and rewrites them. It’s a clear dismissal, but Kore can’t bring herself to move.

She’s never met this man before. Yet he stands against her mother, yet he welcomes her to his realm, yet he permits unrestricted access to his home, yet he grants her every freedom he’s able.

“Thank you,” she says again. He gives an absent nod, already reaching for another scroll.

She leaves as quietly as she came.

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A Lesson in Love (The Aftermath)

Summary: (College!AU) In which you’re assigned to write a story about romance, a subject you know nothing about, and Bucky, a hopeless romantic, offers you his assistance.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 3,817

A/N: The tag list for this story is officially CLOSED. This part is small snippets of how the reader is feeling after the events of the last chapter. I hope you enjoy it 😊

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Forty Minutes Later

You read an article a few weeks ago about something called ‘dry drowning’. At the time, the prognosis seemed so strange. Whenever you heard the word 'drowning’, you associated it with water. That’s why you couldn’t comprehend how it could happen on land. It took a quick Google search to inform you that dry drowning was the lungs’ inability to extract oxygen from the air; it could happen just as easily on land as it could in the water.

As you sit on the floor with your arms still wrapped tightly around your body and your legs fast asleep, you realize that you’re drowning. The world is blurring into shapes you can’t make out and bright colors that make your eyes hurt. Your head is spinning. And your heart, oh your heart, it’s aching with loss. Abandonment. Rejection.

Rejection is a feeling you don’t know very well and one that is quite literally making you sick to your stomach. By avoiding relationships, you’ve avoided this. But there was only so long you could last before it found you. You might be biased or inexperienced, but you’re almost certain that it has sensed your vulnerability like a dog sniffs out fear and is using that to its advantage. It sees you trapped out in the ocean trying to keep yourself afloat and it’s like a merciless wave that refuses to let you get your bearings before knocking you under the surface again.

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on why original Patrochilles is pure horror & depression

Consider the Iliad, I haven’t read TSOA.
In the Iliad, glory is the most important value ever, and the best way to gain it is killing other people.
Achilles loves violence because it leads him to glory. He doesn’t only fight because it’s the right thing to do, he fights because he wants glory, and stops fighting when it’s best for his honor.
Patroclus is a painfully compassionate human being, which leads him to hate violence. He chooses to fight Hector because he knows that it will stop the war, regardless if he wins or if he dies. He also probably knows he’ll die. I don’t think he actually hopes to meet Achilles again into the dark, since I have never heard of an ancient writer who thinks there’s happiness after death, or describes a love that goes on after death without the help of the gods - please tell me if otherwise.
Now let’s consider Pat’s final choice.

Patroclus chooses death instead of Achilles. He prefers being dead instead of seeing other people dying.
While Patroclus is still alive - while he begs Achilles to go and end the war - Achilles doesn’t want to see how sad Patroclus is about all this. How desperate he is. Because it’s easier for Achilles this way; Achilles is deeply selfish here. He even calls him out: “Why are you crying like a little girl?”
Patroclus understands this and it probably makes him even sadder. For ten years he has seen the man-he-loves-the-most doing the thing-he-hates-the-most. Every day. And he has seen how much Achilles is happy of that. It’s enough for Patroclus now.
Patroclus knows Achilles will suffer a lot for losing him, but he doesn’t care enough. I mean, he cares, but he prefers ending the war. He prefers leaving a world where people kill each other in exchange for glory; where love for other human beings comes after glory, where crying for the dead ones is a concern for little girls.

What do you think?

Redder (Negan x Female) [Part 2 to Red]


Summary: She puts the lipstick away to make her boyfriend happy, but Negan needs more Red. 

Characters: Negan x Female

Word Count: 3,440

Warnings: NSFW, Smut, and Swearing

Author’s Note: ‘Red’ was so popular that I decided to turn this into a 3 part series. Thank you all so much for the positive feedback on part 1. Your comments and messages mean the world to me. 

Please let me know what you think! You can message me anytime! I LOVE feedback!

Big thank you to @ashzombie13, @flames-bring-a-ton-of-ash and @my-achilles–heel for being my beta readers!!!

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Everything is more beautiful
Because we are doomed.
Doomed to an inevitable fate.
Doomed to a fate
That will claw on us
Imprison us
Make us feel like a burning candle
In which the fire is fading into embers.

Beauty is a temporary thing.
And we are all temporary.
Tragedy is a thing of beauty,
A spark that only shines once.

You will never be lovelier than you were before.
So please, oh gods, let the day before the storm be immortalised.
For I still want to kiss his lips
And press his cheeks to mine
And embrace his body

But not like this.

Not when his eyes are closed.
Not when his body will inevitably burn.
Not when he will never show his smile again.
Not when I will never see him alive.

Oh gods.
This was all my fault.
I'msorryi'msorryi'msorry i’m SORRY


I have never asked for anything else
so please
Let his eyelids open once more
Let his eyes shine like it always does
Let me drown in all that is him
All soft and all beautiful and all bright
Or let me drown in my black sorrow.

But i always thought the gods were amused by mortals.
Are you amused now?
As i scream and beg for him,
Are you amused?
As i slaughter for him,
As i injure your kind,
As i kill your children,
Are you amused?

Let the world not remember me for my rage
But for the grief that I had shown
For the hollow husk i had become
For the heartless war machine i became because my heart and soul burned along with him.

Oh how it hurts.
It hurts so much.
For when I always wake up
I think everything was a nightmare
And that
I could change the course of fate
And sail back home
And he and I could grow old together.
And when I turn to him,
To embrace him,
He feels cold.
He feels stiff.
Why is he cold?
Why? Did i hog the blankets like I do all the ti-


Is gone.
Is dead.
And i am weak
To the hands of death.
Let him take me,
Let him take me to where he is.
Oh please, Hades.
End me.
For I am nothing without him
For I am a machine without him
For I am everything I do not want to be without him.


Let me end in a beautiful, tragic way.
And let everyone know that I followed him.
That I am with my heart once again.

—  I am sorry, My Heart. | G.B.
FIC: Third Time’s a Charm


Fic: Third Time’s a Charm

Pairing: Tom Holland/Reader

Summary: You’re in love with a klutz, as Tom breaks his nose for the third time.

Warnings: Fluff.

It’s a cool Montreal morning. Tom is on set, for the last day of filming Chaos Walking. You are at the house in Montreal, working on a term paper. You feel lucky that most of your classes this semester were online and you’d made arrangements with your other professors to do your studies while abroad with your boyfriend.

You pause your research to grab a cup of coffee. You’re walking back to your laptop when your phone dings. It’s a text from Harrison:

Haz Osterfield: That’s 3!!!

You stare at your phone cryptically, hoping the text will magically explain itself. When it doesn’t, you shrug and type in your succinct, well-thought-out reply:

(y/n): ?

Almost immediately, you get a text back.

Haz Osterfield: Just come to the trailer on set. They know you’re coming.

(Y/n): This paper isn’t going to write itself Haz

Haz Osterfield: Trust me this is worth it lol

(y/n): You’re being weird dude

Haz Osterfield: Just GET HERE. Ya gotta see this

(y/n) Fine omw

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A POT introduced me to his family...

 Soooo gather round the campfire, children, I have a terrible tale to tell and I’m sure there’s a moral at the end somewhere.

In two weeks I’m leaving the country. I was going to do a separate life update post but now this happened and the story kind of overshadows the update.

So because I’m cutting all ties to my life here, I’m down to like a couple of POTs that will still talk to me after I kind of fucked them all over. The one that was any kind of steady income was Nice Guy.

I’m calling him that because he legitimately was a NICE fucking guy. I met him off of WYP, as it’s the only site I still use and he was kind of creepy/ugly when I met him and really socially awkward. I could tell why he needed to be on WYP, basically. We went on three dates whilst I was still in the city and then he actually drove to my area (or what he thought was my area bc I never give my real address) to have a date with me here.

I could just hit Nice Guy up and be like ‘can you send me XXX amount please’ and I was careful not to make the amounts too high- he got really upset if he couldn’t pay. One time I asked him for just £200 and he called me up crying actual tears like ‘I just don’t have it right now, but I really like you’. I knew he could actually afford it as he had a great job, but being the big softie I am I felt really bad for him so I told him not to worry about it and that we could go out casually and talk if he needed to. We didn’t have sex, but we had ‘heated’ Skype calls shall we say. He never pestered me for sex, but I had no intention of giving it to him- especially as I was leaving the country so soon and didn’t need his money. (By the way, I never told him I was leaving).

So, I’m in London for the last time til I leave, staying with my friend, I tell him I’m in the area and he’s like: “Do you want to go to the Savoy?” And my Achilles heel consists of five star London hotels and tiny cucumber sandwiches, so I said yes. You can probably already see where this is going.

So, I put a nice dress on, beat my face, mentally prepare myself for a few hours of his company, and head off to the Savoy. I met him at Victoria and we walked down together, just talking and catching up and EVERYTHING SEEMED ALL FINE AND DANDY. THEN!!

We go in, put up our coats, and I say: “Do you want to go up to the bar first?” It was lunchtime and I was ready for my lunchtime Dom Perignon (just kidding, I’m a basic Sauvignon bitch). And he was like: “We already have a table.” Now. When he said ‘we’, children, what I THOUGHT he meant was ‘you and me’ and what in fact he meant, as I learned thirty seconds later, was him and a bunch of people I’d never seen before in my life.

We walked down into the centre of the room and there was a table next to the piano with about six people sitting around it. I was looking around as he was walking towards it because of course, that couldn’t be our table.

He stopped me in front of the table and just said: “This is makeitrainsugar.” (Not giving you my hoe name) and I was like

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 I was giving him ‘this is not okay’ looks the whole time but he just fucking wouldn’t look at my face. I perched next to this lady who said: “I’m Nice Guy’s stepmother.” I shook her hand, trying to think of ways to leave without making a scene.

 The other two guys around the table were Nice Guy’s brothers and there was one lady who was his sister and the other two women were the wives of the brothers, but they were just like a fucking blur to me as I sat there. I was just sitting there as the tea came, wondering what I had done to deserve this.

 Nice Guy’s brother was like: “So I heard you met on a website.” And Nice Guy was quickly like, “Yeah, yeah, we did.” And I’m just glaring at him like yeah and it was WYP not fucking match dot com this is not part of the deal.

 The WHOLE ENTIRE MEAL they were ragging on Nice Guy like ‘when are you going to get a better job?’, ‘why don’t you move to a nicer apartment?’ and Nice Guy was just nodding and trying to joke and it was just sad like I can see why he’s so self-deprecating all the time. Not that that’s an excuse to ambush me.

 His brother was like ‘your girlfriend’s too pretty for you.’ Then he looked me In The Eye and said “you need a real man.”


 I was just laughing awkwardly the whole time and just regretting all past decisions as they talked about how much of a failure Nice Guy was. 

 And then, AND THEN, when the bill came they said they’d split it between all of us. No. No, I don’t split bills. I’m not out with my friends, I’m on a POT date.

 I looked at Nice Guy like ‘hello?’ but he was just avoiding my eyes so I said: “Sorry, I didn’t bring my purse. Honestly, I thought it would just be me and Nice Guy.” Like hint hint, dumbass.

 And Nice Guy STILL didn’t offer to pay, his brother, the real man one, was like: “I’ll get your end. You can pay me back.” With like the nastiest look on his face, like your girlfriend/wife is sitting literally next to you, asshole.

 I get up whilst the bill is being paid, because I’m at my limit, I went to the bathroom and I text him to tell me when his family is gone so we can talk.

 I wait for like ten minutes and he says they’re gone, I go out and Real Man brother, his wife and Nice Guy’s mother are still there, that lying sack of shit. So I straight up ask Nice Guy if I can talk to him for a minute and he has the audacity to look flustered like he didn’t already know that’s what I wanted.

 We walk up to the foyer and I say: “Is there something you want to explain?” And you know what this goddamn man says to me? He presses against my ear and says: “That was so fucking hot.”

 Like THAT’S what you have to say, you limp dicked fuck stain??? After putting me through this and all you can do is try and fetishize it?

 I said: “How exactly was that hot?” And he says: “I was thinking about fucking you the whole time.”

 I’m just staring at him, thinking that a douchebag ghost has possessed him because this was NOT his personality before.

 I simply said: “We’re done.” I couldn’t scratch his face because CCTV and security.  And I walked out and he didn’t even try to follow me. But he did call me an hour later, apologising, saying that it was his way of saying he loved me. Boy bye.

 Anyway, so I suppose I can add this to the long list of ‘experiences’ that I’ve had. The moral of the story is, no matter how nice a Nice Guy seems, if they’re on fucking WYP or any sugaring site. There is always. Something. Wrong. With. Them. Remember that, ladies.

The Song of Achilles - Fic Rec Chapter 2

So I have read even more The Song of Achilles/ The Iliad inspired fics and here’s a collection of some of my favourites, by fantastic authors: 

-Laughter Lines by Lthien (808)

“You need to have more confidence in yourself, Patroclus. I love you; for you.” He pulls away then, his eyes protective in a way that sets my heart aflame. “Was it my mother again? Do not listen to her. She does not know my heart, only my destiny.”

- Beach Antics with Achilles by rememberednoah (Chapters 3/3)

There were few things Patroclus would say no to when it came to Achilles. When Achilles asked him not to take a summer class, he agreed because Achilles made a convincing point by merely breathing. When Achilles asked him to go on a road trip with him to Phthia so they could spend a week at the beach, how was Patroclus supposed to say no? The answer to that was that there was no way for him to say no because the whole idea had more upsides than downsides.

-Can you Imagine? by littlelamblittlelamb (1.1k)

“Now imagine that you, the strongest man you have ever heard legend of, sent Patroclus – who did not fight or quarrel or rage – into a battle. Imagine that you, who can kill a dozen of Troy’s strongest in a single battle, had one person to protect of any value, and you sent them to die. Over nothing real. Can you imagine?”

Automedon shakes his head. “I am sorry, Achilles. He was so brave-”

“If this was you, who would you be most angry at?”

- The Kiss That Launched a Single Love by Eristastic (Chapters 26/26)

Caught between the sun and the stars, Patroclus learns to thrive in the shadows and bloom as himself. [AU in which Helen and Patroclus are twins and he goes to Troy with her]

-Clear Blue Skies by geekdom_is_wisdom (2.1k)

Achilles and Patroclus compete for the Quidditch Cup, when a rogue Bludger from Hector adds tension to the most exciting match of the year.

-Warm Sand by patrochillin (1.4k)

Achilles and Patroclus, in their early years of friendship in Phthia, share an intimate moment

-Untitled by Chaotic_Mira (1.4k)

Deidamea is the new girl who gets a lovey dovey at the sight of Achilles. Achilles and Patroclus are giant memes, Briseis doesn’t get paid enough.

-wait for them here in my arms by cinnabean (2k)

Patroclus goes missing and Achilles sets out to find him.

-Down There By The Train by HailMary (Chapters 20/20)

Hero of the Greeks. Scourge of Troy. Undefeated in battle. Killer of children. Prince.Monster.

Achilles Pelides. How do you love a monster?

-Wonderment and Wanderers by freezing over hell (774)

“I hoped that you would come,” I say. Patroclus will always follow me. He will always find me and be with me, this much I know.

Enjoy! x

elanid  asked:

hi! reading your posts has made me really aware of how neglected my education in the classics has been. i thought probably it makes sense to start with the odyssey, but...(a) is there a translation that you think is particularly good? and (b) is there something else that would be a more interesting/useful/compelling place to start? (or, alternatively, what else do you think is fun to recommend!)

a reading list for classics babs by e.e. rose:


Epic is the central genre of ancient literature. Every other piece of classical lit is in dialogue with the epics somehow. Start with the Greeks and Homer’s Odyssey, which is about the hero Odysseus returning home from the Trojan War: the Penguin Classics translation by Rieu is very good. The Iliad (describing the doom of Achilles and the climactic days of the Trojan War itself) is imo better, but it’s sadder and grander and less immediately accessible. The great Roman epic is Virgil’s Aeneid, which is a national epic about the foundation of the Roman race - again, go for the Penguin Classics edition with David West’s translation. However bear in mind that reading the Aeneid is sort of like reading highly self-referential fanfiction in a fandom which has been going for centuries where the author assumes you already know all the tropes and are here for the good stuff. The particularly good stuff in the Aeneid is Books 2, 4 and 6, and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.


You might want to hit the Greek tragedies before you risk the Aeneid, since Virgil is absolutely bouncing off the tragic tropes of ruined cities and angry women. There are three tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Aeschylus is the hardest to get to grips with, but the Agamemnon - telling the story of Agamemnon’s return from Troy and his murder at the hands of his wronged wife Clytemnestra - is another Central Text of Ancient Literature. Then you can do Sophocles, who is my favourite: I recommend Oedipus the King (in which Oedipus kills his father, marries his mother, regrets his choices, and accidentally gives birth to Freudian psychology) and its spiritual sequel Antigone, which tells the story of Oedipus’s cursed-because-incest sister/daughter. We have a lot more Euripides than the other two and some of them are kind of weird and noooot that great, but there are also some amazing ones - definitely read Medea and Bacchae and Trojan Women. Medea is my go-to ancient text for newbies: it’s a pretty quick and easy read and it’s incredible.

While I’m on Greek drama I should mention comedy: it’s waaay harder to read than tragedy because most of the jokes are topical satire and therefore no longer make sense, but the great exception is Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, where the only context you need is that there’s a war on and all the women are sick of it; from there it’s just dirty jokes all the way. If you’ve read Aeschylus and Euripides (& the Odyssey!) you could also go for the Frogs by the same author, which parodies all three.


We have plenty of surviving poetry that isn’t part of the epic tradition, and especially some really good love poems. Read what there is of Sappho - sadly we don’t have much! After that probably switch over to Romans because the Greeks get highly allusive and unfriendly to new readers pretty fast. (A lot of classical literature is actually like fandom imo - everyone knows the ‘canon’ of the epics, tragedies and didactic poems, and people are riffing on them all over the place and assume you know what they’re talking about.) 

For Romans I like Horace Odes, Catullus’s collected poems, and especially Ovid Amores. Ovid is my favourite anyway - smart, funny, irreverent, rebellious - and it’s a big undertaking, but the real Ovid to read is his epic-with-a-twist, the Metamorphoses, in which he casually decides to write all of mythology in one fifteen-book poem. It rewards reading right through but you can get away with dipping into it - I like Books 9 and 10! There’s also his pick-up guide for ancient Romans, Ars Amatoria (’The Art of Love’) which is a delight and also full of great tips for finding love. For example, you can go to the Circus, where everyone is already in a good mood and feeling worked up, and sit down next to someone who is sexy, and take it from there!

NB do not actually follow Ovid’s romantic advice, all his actual relationships appear to have been gigantic disasters.


Okay so maybe you’ve had enough poems and you want stuff with a bit of weight to it. You can start with history - specifically, Herodotus Histories, in which Herodotus tries to explain the Greco-Persian wars with reference to everything he knows about everything he’s ever seen, heard, guessed, or just totally made up. The book is part history, part travel writing, part absolute nonsense (at one point Herodotus explains, in all seriousness, the complexities of gold-mining in India where they use giant ants to dig up the gold) and completely charming. But it’s long! It’s a long one. 

For some shorter historical writing, try Plutarch’s Parallel Lives, which are biographical sketches of famous Greeks and Romans. Pick whichever one looks interesting to you and go for it. Another biographer is the fabulously gossipy Suetonius and his biographies of the first Twelve Caesars, the original emperors of Rome. Good for dirty details!

Philosophy is kind of a big deal in ancient literature and it’s very much not my thing, but if you are going to read philosophy, it should be a Platonic dialogue (like a little play! but starring people Plato knows), and it should be the Symposium, or: Six Weird Friends Go To A Dinner Party And Talk About Love Until A Hot Twink Bursts In And Complains That Socrates Isn’t Into Him.

Something that is my thing is ancient oratory, but it needs a lot of context to make sense. You could read Robert Harris’s novels about Cicero (the first one is called Imperium) and then read Cicero’s First Catilinarian Oration. Cicero is my own true darling anyway: pick up Shackleton-Bailey’s translation of his Selected Letters for a real insight into an actual person’s life and relationships in ancient Rome.


  • Homer Odyssey
  • Euripides Medea
  • Sappho
  • Ovid Ars Amatoria
  • Plutarch Life of Alexander
  • Plato Symposium
  • Cicero Selected Letters
The Kakegurui Anime Ending - Why We’re Salty.

Bring out the fries and pretzels. I’m about to grind up some salt.

It’s been a little under a week since the last episode of Kakegurui aired. Although some people liked it just fine, a good chunk of the fanbase dislikes it. When I say “dislike,” I mean anything from “that could’ve been better” to “what the DUCK was that?!”, and, of course, white-hot rage.

“But it’s just an anime-only ending! Aren’t those really common?” I hear someone ask. Yes, random person, anime-original endings are really common. They’re usually done when a series doesn’t know if it’s going to get a second season, or other constraints apply. Once in a blue moon, you get a manga that adapts so well that you can break it off fine at certain points that satisfy the majority of people. That’s usually not the case, so the anime has to do something different.

TV Tropes calls these original endings “Gecko Endings.” The name is fitting: when a gecko drops its tail to deter a predator, the tail that grows back doesn’t have any bones or nerves - it’s all cartilage. Note, too, that the tail only grows back at all if it’s broken along certain points of the spine, and the lizard does this semi-voluntarily. Adaptation endings are similar: if you break the original material at the right point, you can patch up the wound and continue on, even if it’s not the same as the source material.

Likewise, if you break it the wrong way, the source material is almost irreparably damaged. This is what we’re seeing with Kakegurui.

To truly put this in context, I have to spoil the manga. Even then, I will try to keep it light because it is much better witnessed than summarized. Spoilers below the cut.

So, poker match with Kaede goes as seen in the anime. Sayaka comes onto the stage to do Kirari’s hair. Kirari and Yumeko are about to do it when Sayaka intervenes, calling Yumeko out for being a plague upon the academy. This leads to an arc that people either love or hate (but mostly love): the Tower of Doors.

I will do my best not to spoil the entirety of the game, but I will say that it’s a nice showdown of mathematics that go way beyond standardized testing (who here knows hexadecimal? Not me!) and luck. Sayaka just barely loses to Yumeko, and has to pay the price: pick a door and jump from the tower.

I will not spoil what happens afterwards except this:

Why am I spoiling that? Because you already saw it in the opening credits. Awfully weird that they would leave this in if they didn’t intend to animate one of the most loved arcs of the manga.

There is at least one more big hint that MAPPA wanted to animate the Tower: 

That’s from an official Twitter. Someone made a model of the thing, and one of the scenes from that arc is in the opening. The animation of that final episode also ranges from “off” to “were you even trying?” I wonder exactly when MAPPA realized the Tower wouldn’t be animated?

That’s a shame. We get a perfectly good Gecko point after the Tower. See, instead of the President, Yumeko was supposed to face Sayaka as a sort of mid-boss. Sayaka is a direct foil to Yumeko: unlike the president, who enjoys a good game as much as the protagonist, Sayaka hates gambling.

Wrap your head around that, for a minute. In the anime, Sayaka actually gets a little bit more screentime than in the manga. Despite this, the only role we’ve ever seen Sayaka in for a game has been “dealer”. Why is she there if she hates the one thing that Hyakkaou is known for, again?

Sayaka is in love with Kirari Momobami. This is not a schoolgirl crush - it is unbridled, “are you okay?” love that hasn’t gone away since middle school and won’t go away in the future. Sayaka, the most rational character of the entire cast, has her Achilles’ heel in the least sensible emotion known to man. Love conquers all, even logic and death. Holy carp.

This is made even more amazing by Kirari loving Sayaka back. Kirari knows that Sayaka hates gambling, but makes a secretary position on the council for her anyways. Oh, and the only time Kirari shows a real, nice smile is when she’s with Sayaka.

After the equivalent of a mid-boss is a fine time to cut off the lizard’s tail, so to speak. Will it be perfect? No, but it’ll be an okay place to let things grow back. (Also, sticking to the manga generally makes people happy.) 

The cannon in the manga was loaded for the Tower. In the anime, we still saw the writers piling up cannonballs - even adding a few that the manga didn’t. So, they were loading the cannon, possibly even more than the source material…and then just never fired it.


That is what bugs me the most, personally. There was a lot of baiting for the Tower. They added cannon fodder, then they just did nothing with it. Something must have gone on behind the scenes to make all that work for zip. I would like to know what that something was.

As I mentioned, the Tower also gave us a glut of development for both Sayaka and Kirari. The anime-only people will never really understand Sayaka’s character at all. Kirari does have a nice side, if you prove yourself exceptional to her. The Ice Queen is capable of love. Who knew?

That said, another thing that adds to the fire is the prominence placed on Suzui instead of Sayaka. Suzui has been around since episode 1, and has kind of been switched in and out of his protagonist/audience stand-in slot. Sometimes he’s needed, sometimes he isn’t.

Oh, and he’s also Yumeko’s parallel to Sayaka. Again, the anime went the extra mile by giving Suzui an earthy brown color instead of his manga black - a hint that the animators wanted to make Yumeko x Suzui more positive, if nothing else. Even if it’s something of an inconsistency (Suzui still has a decent bit of Water symbolism), I see what they were going for…but a parallel is only a parallel if you can see both parallel lines. The anime doesn’t give us that chance.

A lot of people also took this as an attempt to “de-gay” Kakegurui. KG is rife with lesbian symbolism, starting with Yumeko’s thumb ring and some general implications. Sayaka, however, is a lesbian with literally no room for interpretation otherwise. The Tower of Doors is sometimes called the “Tower of Gay.” I can see why people are mad on this count. I’m among them, but I also realize that this series has plenty more yuri fodder than most of its ilk. Attempting to “de-gay” KG is an exercise in futility…and even a crappy final episode won’t change that.

That does not mean that we should shut up. Yes, we should be happy that KG got an anime at all. We should also still buy the official manga (either as chapters or volumes), merch, and DVD’s/Blu-Rays. We should also keep posting images of our cosplay and swag, because it lets the creators, all of them, know how much we love these characters. The more we show our love, rather than our hate, the more likely it is that the Tower will see the light of animation. Love is the only thing that will fix this.

So, show your love! Vote on the Square Enix poll that will decide fan book content. Use the hashtag #JusticeforToG, and see if we can get it trending. Make a KiraSaya itabag- I’m working on it, okay?! I can’t guarantee that any of this will work, but we can make it known what we want without putting anybody else down.

Now go enjoy pretzels, caramels, fries, or whatever you put your salt on. You have a number of options and most of them are delicious!

Highlights from a local spring awakening production

-wendla came onstage super happy! She was dancing in circles and playing with her dress when she started singing but slowly got sadder (very different from any versions I’ve seen)
- mama who bore me reprise had soo much energy compared to past shows I’ve seen
- okay, when the boys come onstage i like to guess who is who, and i was mostly right except i switched melchior and hansen bc melchior seemed way more smug than other interpratations ive seen
- i loved moritz so much!! He was smol and had long super curly hair and had a headband to keep it back, it was really cute (he was also also the first black mortiz I’ve seen live and looked a lot like how headcannon him)
- the actor playing melchior really made me want to hate him, much more than other Melchiors have
- he seemed like he was trying to correct the teacher for the sake of talking back than to actually help moritz
- bitch of living was great!! That was the point where my mom was like uhhhh what am i watching?? Most likely bc there were a lot of jerking off motions happening in the dance
- there was also a pole onstage that people were leaning on and swinging around on during the dance which was cool
- the achilles & patroclus line was delivered perfectly!!
- anna and thea were definitely a thing no one can convince me otherwise
- The hanschen was perfect in his desmoda monologue but i felt so awkward with my mom next to me
- i got chills during touch me wOW
- dark i know well was suuuper well done, they had all the boys onstage playing the father of all the girls and showed them beating/being sexual with them and it made the song super powerful
- the teachers didn’t have german accents which i actually liked
- the beating scene wasn’t as intense as i would’ve liked… after he said the “I’ll beat the hell out of you” line he stopped and ran off before actually punching her and stuff
- there were no microphones until half way through And Then There Were None when motiz had a microphone and stand, and at the end the stage went black except a spotlight on mortiz and he dropped the mic stand and it was hella dramatic
- honestly in other productions, mirror blue night seems like it has no purpose (i mean like wtf do the lyrics mean) but the actor playing melchior had a clear reason for singing it in his mind and it really showed
- the hayloft scene was way too consentual, it didn’t seem like rape which is the author’s intent…
- i really liked ilse, she was the perfect mix between obc and dwsa ilse
- i liked how she was trying to show how great her life was but you could really tell she hated it and was scared
- ( also the lighting in that whole dont do sadness/moritz suicide was a+++)
- wendla was happy during guilty one’s?? Her and melchior were like cuddling and being super domestic and stuff it was wierd
- melchior overall just seemed like an asshole… i mean he kinda is but i didn’t see the other layers of him like i have with past actors
- melchior was playing guitar at the beginning of left behind which was kinda cool
- moritz’s dad was the focal of the song rather than melchior, he was center stage clearly coming back from getting drunk and was breaking down, and at one point melchior came up and tapped him on the shoulder and he just crumpled to the floor crying
- okay I’m gonna talk about woyb reprise for a bit
- it wasn’t comic relief at all i was so glad!!
-hanschen at first seemed to be interested in what Ernst was saying before he was like … are you kidding me
- hanchen seemed so hurt during “so are you sorry we…??”
- Hanschen looked into ernst’s eyes and grabbed his hand as he said the “and so you should” line and i think it was the best I’ve ever seen it
- the the rest of the song hanschen seemed so vulnerable!! Like “oh shit I’m falling for this boy whay do i do”
- the kiss at the end of the song was way more tender than the other ones and a few people laughed at the previous ones but thankfully no one did the last time
- the reformatory scene was the only one were melchior didn’t seem as much of an asshole tbh
- MORE PROOF THAT THEA AND ANNA WERE GIRLFRIENDS was in song of purple summer, all the characters that were couples were next to eachother (like hanschen/ernst and the parents and stuff) and thea and Anna were holding hand and at one point they sat down and thea put her head in anna’s lap it was so cute you guys
- overall i really loved the choreo in the show

Sons of Lawrence #14

Summary:  Sons of Anarchy meets Supernatural. In this AU, the Winchesters run the most notorious biker gang in Lawrence. They traffic illegal drugs, weapons, and anything else that makes them money and keeps them on top.
Characters in this chapter: Dean Winchester, John Winchester, Crowley, Jo Harvelle, Meg Masters. Mentioned - Sam Winchester, Mary Winchester, Ruby.
Pairing: Dean Winchester x Female Reader

Word Count: 1,432
Warnings: I’m a horrible person. I’m sorry.
Author’s Note: This series isn’t going to be light and fluffy. It will include explicit language, explicit sexual content, casual use of illegal drugs, explicit canon typical violence.
Miss the beginning? GIF credit [x][x] Picture found on Google Images.

From the moment you slipped into the comforting darkness of unconsciousness, you ran as far as you could. Away from the constant stabs of pain in your gut; the way the serrated blades caught on and tore through your skin, slicing ungracefully through the layers of muscles and organs. Or the constant pulse of your heartbeat against your brain. It was crippling, making you cry out wordlessly in utter agony. But it didn’t matter how far you went, you could still feel the hot bursts of Gadreel’s breath on your neck, smell the sourness of it on the tip of his tongue. Blood and violence got him off, and you could feel him go hard against your back, the way his body shuddered as desire rolled through him.

The helplessness you felt was nothing compared to three years ago. You remembered dragging yourself across the floor, slipping in your own blood as you sought out your cell phone. You had been so sure you were going to die, that if you could have, you would be laughing at yourself. Because now, there wasn’t a doubt in your mind that Gadreel would succeed in killing you.

You don’t know how long you’d been running or how long you’d been hidden in the deepest part of yourself, rocking back and forth, whispering nonsense to yourself when a gruff voice was talking to you, begging you to wake up.

“Baby, please,” he pleaded, emotion choking him. “I need you to wake up.”

You knew that voice, you just couldn’t place it. It was enough to fill you with curiosity and pull you from the ground. He said it again, clearer this time, and that’s when it hit you. “Dean,” you breathed, his name rolling off your tongue effortlessly.

There was a brush of calloused skin on your hand and it made you jump back. Not because it scared you, but because it sent a thrill slithering down your spine. A sense of urgency pushed down the fear, stomping it into nothing. With your heart pounding, you tore away from your safe place and ran towards Dean’s voice.

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Originally posted by winterspoetryandbands

Connor Kenway (Ratonhnhake:ton) x Fem!Reader

Length: 1209 words

Warnings: not really, mentions of racism?, i love him (protect him pls)

Connor Kenway, or Ratonhnhaké:ton, didn’t know too much about being in romantic relationships. Apart from what he’d witnessed as a young child, in his village, or the little he’d witnessed in the strict British colonies, in his later years, he was clueless. He refused to ask Achilles, so the young Kanien’kenhá:ka male read books on the matter. He perused various romantic novels, most of which held great tales of love, and many had men defeating insane beasts, in order to woo the women they desired.

Frankly, none of these tales struck the young, teenaged Connor as very accurate.

It did not matter to him, either way. Very few women talked to him, as he spent much time away from the Kanien’kenhá:ka village, and the colonist women often looked down on him, due to his heritage. Ratonhnhaké:ton could possibly count on his fingers, the number of female colonists who treated him as an equal, or at least equal to the male colonists.

Y/N Y/L later became one of those women.

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anonymous asked:

Emperor au headcannons for Ushijima Oikawa and Kageyama with empress s/o


  • I can see him seeming super serious about his Emperor work, but he’d let you sit in on meetings with him if you want (and as long as you “behave”).
  • If you have suggestions at meetings, no matter how “absurd” his advisors or others may think, he always makes sure they give you the respect and attention he absolutely believes you, as his Empress, deserve.
  • Not one for PDA, but he won’t tell you off if you grab for his hand or have him come down to your height to pepper his face with kisses and the like. He actually very much enjoys your attention.
  • BUT if you do get a little handsy, that’s when he really shows his assertive/aggressive side. With the same heat and passion as he has on the battle field, he’ll grab your wrist and take you down a dark corridor and have his way with you.
  • Considers it treason if someone walks in on you guys doing the do lmao. It takes your convincing to have him lessen the death sentence to something like. Cleaning out the stables or something lmao.


  • He was the lonely and cold beautiful type of prince….that is, before you. He’s always had legions of devotees that have loved him long before you came into his life. So when their object of affection, their idol, changes to a more shining, happy, kind prince, they kind of resent you for turning him into something they aren’t used to.
  • He’d be fiercely protective of you because he’s especially aware of some of his subjects’ resentment. If he’s busy and can’t be there himself, he never lets you go without his most trusted guards and knights - Iwaizumi, Hanamaki, and Matsukawa.
  • Unlike Ushijima, he doesn’t really let you sit in on meetings with him. He knows what the business side of being an Emperor turned him into; he doesn’t want to risk “tainting” your brilliance and beauty with the drab side of things.
  • BUT he is definitely grateful for you wanting to share his worries and stresses. He finds so much comfort. The time you share with him is the happiest not only for you two but for the rest of the Empire as well.
  • If something ever happened to you, though, I could definitely see him pulling a Song of Achilles on everyone’s ass.


  • A young and inexperienced Emperor who was probably put on the throne much too soon. Since he is a young ruler, you become Empress through an arranged marriage. You have a little more experience in the politics of ruling an empire because maybe more exposure to all of it? The only reason Kageyama doesn’t know as much is because I think he just wasn’t able to learn it all in the time before he was thrust into his position.
  • He’s a fierce and aggressive emperor, so it definitely takes your wisdom to talk him down and get him to think things through before acting.
  • His army and close confidants (which don’t become that close till you showed up, kind of the same way Karasuno and Hinata get him to open up from the “Ou-sama” persona in canon) are really grateful for your presence because they can see how he’s changed as well.
  • He’s inexperienced as a ruler AND a lover, so if you grab his hand while walking down the corridors or in the garden, he’ll get really flustered it’s really cute and unheard of. Don’t think lessening the surprise will help either; if you ask if it’s alright to hold his hand or give him a kiss or anything, he gets just as flustered if not more.
Taming The Brat

Okay so I was supposed to be finishing that Kookie request this weekend, and I’ve actually gotten pretty far into (it’s getting long in length *lol*) but I kept getting distracted by this Jaebum smut idea, probably all the fun research and sexual virgin tension proving difficult. Anyway I couldn’t get this idea out of my head so in the end I decided just to write it and get it out of my system so I can focus on the Jungkook smut and his innocent lady friend (for some reason I struggle to write an innocent girl, who woulda thunk?)

Small warning, this is probably the roughest and longest (I think) thing I’ve written so far (I still think it’s pretty tame in comparison to some but yeah, definitely the roughest I’ve written) and is basically a D/s AU that relates quite heavily to themes of masochism, so if that’s not your thing I really wouldn’t read this.

Genre: angst/smut - D/s!AU/BarOwner!AU
Requested: NO
Warnings: NSFW, alotta swearing, very minor slut shaming (like, twice?) BDSM/Masochism themes. Breath play. Not sure how rough but it’s the roughest thing I’ve written as of yet. Can’t think of anything else.

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Originally posted by msmichellec

~ gif is a little too playful for the content but I like it, so…  The photo tho, I’m adding because add some rips in them Jeans and its pretty much how I was imagining him… Obviously feel free to picture whichever era you prefer ~

Envy is an affliction I suffer from often, it always has been, ever since I was young. Maybe it’s because I’m an only child, growing up spoilt with an endless supply of love and affection. Or maybe I’m just a natural born attention seeker, and I would have always been this way, whether or not I’d had a sibling to steal some of my spotlight. I’m just a wickedly envious person at heart, and I know that my Master is all too aware of that fact, so why my reaction to his news comes as a surprise is beyond my imagination.

“You’re out of your fucking mind if you think I’m agreeing to this, Im Jaebum!” I’m practically snarling as I stop my frantic pacing a few feet from where he leans against his desk. I stand with my arms folded, my nails digging into my palms, my hip jutting to the side in defiance. Everything about my body language screams bad attitude, and though this isn’t an uncommon occurrence for us, my bratty behaviour is normally performed with a playful air and a desired punishment in mind. Not tonight though, tonight I’m just plain livid.

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A Lesson in Love (The Game Plan)

Summary: (College!AU) In which you’re assigned to write a story about romance, a subject you know nothing about, and Bucky, a hopeless romantic, offers you his assistance.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 1,805

“A Lesson in Love” Masterlist + Soundtrack

@avengerstories - you deserve all the best things in life (Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, front row seats to Hamilton, etc.) for always helping me :)

Originally posted by kittyseb

Everyone says that you learn new things about yourself when you go away to college. When you heard this, you assumed that people were talking about studying habits and the people you surrounded yourself with. Picking a major you loved or choosing a career path to follow. You didn’t think it meant discovering your penchant for excessively cleaning when stressed.

The first time it happened, you were freaking out over the results of a midterm. Instead of going out like your friends did, you stayed at your dorm and cleaned everything. By the time Natasha, your roommate at the time, returned home, your side of the room was spotless.

The next time it occurred, you were nervous about an exam that was worth thirty percent of your final grade. While everyone else spent hours before the exam cramming, you were busy reorganizing the contents of your desk.

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ASK ME :) - I’m bored lol

A really long list of football questions:

1. Three teams you like

2. Three teams you do not like

3. A team you can’t tolerate and you do not even know why.

4. A team that surprised you in recent years (negative way or positive way)

5. The thing you like the most about your club or NT

6. The thing you dislike the most about your club or NT

7. How old were you when you started seeing yourself as a fan of your club? You are still cool if it was just yesterday.

8. The one time football made you so happy you couldn’t stop smiling for days

9. The one time football made you so sad you cried for days.

10. What do you dislike the most about the team you hate the most

11. Five players you really admire purely based on football.

12. Fine I will ask. Who is your favorite player. Why.

13. Five most underrated players in your opinion

14. Five most overrated players in your opinion

15. Name 3 most despicable figures in football in your opinion (coaches, players, owners, companies, anyone…)

16. What makes your favorite coach better than other coaches?

17. You are having a dinner party. Which football figures are invited?

18. A team you think is a true dark horse in the game today

19. A team you wish more people would know about because they tend to overlook it.

20. Favorite goalkeeper today

21. Favorite Right Back today

22. Favorite Left Back today

23. Favorite Centre Backs today

24. Favorite Defensive Midfielder today

25. Favorite Midfielder

26. Favorite Wingers (or players who play on the wings)

27. Favorite Forward (or striker)

28. Your dream eleven

29. Best Goalkeeper

30. Best RB

31. Best LB

32. Best CB

33. Best MFs

34. Best Forward

35. Favorite tactical formation

36. The type of football you love watching

37. Would you play with 3 defenders in the back?

38. Something an opponent can say to really piss you off.

39. A moment in football that changed you as a person. (e.g injuries, trophies, or transfers)

40. Players you admire for their intelligence

41. A player you are ashamed of loving

42. Which teams do your family members support?

43. Your achilles’ heel. The player who is your weakness.

44. Which team did you support the last time two teams you hated played against each other?

45. The league with the most competition

46. The  league with the best players

47. The league with the best teams

48.. Do you support Financial Fair Play?

49. Dirtiest player in the game today? What was the last dirty thing he did.

50. The best behaved player on the pitch today?

51. Players who are really arrogant?

52. Players who you consider truly humble.

53. A player who you think is too emotional in a negative way.

54. Do you think it is fair to compare players from different generations

55. Three players from past generations you wish you had seen

56. A victory that made you very happy even though it wasn’t your team.

57. A loss that made you sad even though it wasn’t your team

58. Most undeserving winners you can think of

59. A team that deserved to win but did not.

60. Should World Cup determine the legacy of a player.

61. Do you trust the Ballon D’Or? If not then does your opinion change depending on who wins and what would be a better method than voting.

62. Favorite Song that is attached to football memory (chants, songs, tunes)

63. Favorite football commercial (go find it on YT)

TIME TO BE REALLY HONEST. Nothing for liars.

64. What do you envy the most about your rival team

65. What do you envy the most about the rival player.

66. A player you wish would leave your team

67. A rival player you wish had joined your team

68. The time you really thought about leaving football

69. The worst transfer decision your club made

70.The best transfer decision your club made

71. Is it okay if your team uses dirty (frowned upon) tactic to win important games

72. The most embarrassing moment as a fan

73. Your proudest moment as a fan

74. Do you have divers in your team? How many

75. On a scale from 1-10 how much of a hypocrite are you when it comes to criticizing your rival team for something that your team also takes part in.

76. You are given the power make 4 swaps between any teams you choose. Which players are going where.


77. Nike or Adidas or Puma

78. Pele or Maradona

79. Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo

80. Manchester United or Liverpool or Arsenal or Chelsea

81. Real or Barça

82. You can only keep one of these players at the club. Do you keep the talented one, or the one who loves your club like no other.

83. Become a team with no football identity but titles or respected football identity and no titles.


84. A player you wish you could’ve known in real life because you really think you guys could’ve been best friends.

85. A player who you want as your partner (lover, boyfriend, husband)

86. Five most physically attractive players in the game today

87. Five players who others find attractive but you just don’t see it

88. A player you think you totally would have had a crush on if you were born in another generation

89. A player who just makes you smile with all the things he does off the pitch

90. A WAG you wish didn’t exist

91. A player who you think has the worst sense when it comes to fashion

92. A player’s fashion style that you admire

93. Top 5 bromances that you swear by.

94. A bromance you really don’t think exists but people keep making a big deal about it.

95. Name something your player loves doing other than football and sex that you wish you could do with him (cooking, shopping, singing)

96. Do you think all players should go to college?

97. A player who turns 10x more attractive when he speaks

98. A player who loses some of that attractiveness when he speaks

99. The 5 most attractive players in your club and NT

Raise Hell - (Negan Fic) Chapter 1: People Like That

Summary: Doveport is a little community just trying to survive in the apocalypse. Elle finally feels like she’s found a home…and then she meets Negan.

Characters: Negan x Elle 

Word Count: 3,186

Warning: No warnings for this chapter (gotta introduce everyone!), but this fic is going to be a dark one. And it’s a slow burn

Author’s Note: I’m so excited to finally share this multi chapter fic with you. I’ve had this idea in my head for months and to get it started feels really good right about now. As of this moment, I have approximately 20 chapters outlined for it and hope I can do Negan’s character justice in this fic. There will be romance. There will be heartache. I will try and update as often as possible. Please let me know what you think! You can message me anytime!

You can also read this fic on AO3.

Huge thank you to @ashzombie13 and @my-achilles–heel for being my beta readers!

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