fawert  asked:

Since Sam and Dean don't exist in au, Michael and Lucifer definitely skipped the true vessel bs then went to war with angels and demons in their true forms (angel blades sticking out of the ground proves it). That means au Cas is in his true form and Jimmy Novak is probably dead in a ditch somewhere. I hate the idea of Jack resurrecting Cas cause that'd be too easy and basically turns him into god. So when Misha comes back, how can they bring Cas back with him?

Nonny 1: i saw the ask in which the Anon is wondering if they would make Misha play AU Cas, but i don’t believe they would do that, in fact it really wouldn’t make a lick of sense, because Cas in that AU aint Cas, what made Cas the angel we know and love is that he was the one who pulled Dean out of hell, Dean who changed him and taught him free will, and in that AU dean was never born to begin with, so AU Cas would be just an angel.

Nonny 2: Hello! I was wondering about the possibilities and any possible theories on the bizzaro-Narnia AU-where-Dean-and-Sam were never born world. Do you think that it could be explored, or that we might see AU! Cas? Not as in an outright replacement, but maybe 1 or 2 episodes with him as a commander of a garrison of angels? You’re by far one of the most optimistic meta writers I’ve met and I really need some happy speculation to get me through hellatus. Sorry if you’ve covered this before. Thanks!

Hello, lovelies!

So, three wonderful asks that all have to do with this AU World that’s been so suddenly thrown into the mix. I’m glad I get to tackle this topic! Thanks fawert and Nonnies! (and forgive my reply taking sooo long!)

The basis for the following speculation is that I believe the narrative is closing as the writers are moving it towards endgame. Everything in S11-S12 is telling me this because S11 began the movement by forcing Dean Winchester to admit to himself that he is properly, truly, madly and deeply in love with Cas. Read more on my thoughts about this here.

In short:

  • Dean Winchester is our Protagonist
  • His character growth is what informs the narrative
  • He wouldn’t have been set on this particular path of character growth if he hadn’t met Cas
  • Dean’s growth is what is allowing him to let go of Sam, ending the brodependency, and granting him the insight to find his true self-worth, through self-acceptance
  • His self-acceptance has a whole lot to do with letting go of his toxic masculinity spiel
  • His letting go of this will be most clearly demonstrated by him fully embracing the fact that he’s in love with a man
  • Happiness with the man he loves is Dean’s reward for completing his character growth, reaching the internal goal of his character arc: which is self-acceptance

Originally posted by yourfavoritedirector

(yeah) (he knows)

Now, I don’t know that this is where they’re taking the narrative, okay? Let me be perfectly clear about that. No one knows exactly what they’re planning (except the fuckers themselves) and they might go absolutely crazy in order to drag the narrative out for six more seasons.

However - and this is a big however, you guys - the writers have consistently, and with extreme due diligence, built a slow-burning love story between Dean and Cas that is beginning to peak - that’s what S12 gave us - meaning that going absolutely crazy to drag this love story out will jar with everything that’s come before.

Let’s not forget that our story is about love, and sacrifice, and love.

Love is mentioned twice by Metatron because our story has always been foremost about love.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Hello! So I just finished a piece, and in it, not very much happens. It follows more of the charecters journey within them self than any particular plot. (Think 'Catcher in the Rye'). I was wondering if you had any tips on how to keep the readers attention without much storyline?

Thanks for your question, anon!  This is a good question :)

The kind of story you’re referring to is a character-driven plot, a popular style of fiction recognized in stories like Anne of Green Gables, The Help, and Anna Karenina.  These plots follow characters through their lives, with no single, definitive plot – rather, multiple small ones that serve the overall theme of developing the main character/s.  So in this sense, there is storyline – just a more subtle kind.

Naturally, these plots have different rules than plot-driven plots, which can make them a new, challenging experience for a writer who isn’t accustomed to it.  This is actually something I’ve been working on for the past year, transitioning from a plot-heavy story to one which simply follows two characters up to their wedding!  So I’ll just share with you what I’ve learned over the past year…

Character-Driven Writing

There are a few absolutely necessary ingredients to a successful character-driven story – to keep readers interested without a singular, gripping plotline.  You won’t be surprised by the first one…

1. Strong, Three-Dimensional Characters

It’s obvious that solid character-driven stories are built on solid characters, as is any story, really.  But with character plots, this is all your readers have keeping them there – the personalities, backstories, emotions, flaws, and goals of your characters.  A story based on a character’s life won’t be read if that character isn’t relatable and interesting.  So when planning your characters, make sure they are relatable, three-dimensional, flawed, motivated, and unique.

2. Engaging Conflicts

Between characters or inside them, conflict must be something that involves your readers as much as a dystopian war scene or a magic-wielding hero arc. There should be multiple kinds of conflict, although the strongest should be internal conflict.  It’s the strongest tool for character development, which is a necessity for this kind of fiction.  Create moral dilemmas, interpersonal disagreements, relationship trouble – be a little sh*t to your characters and make problems out of everything.  Put them in specific situations that draw out their flaws.  Bring their self-image crashing down in one fell swoop, and then give them a swift kick in the ass until they man up and develop.  This kind of intensity will keep your readers paying attention, just to see what happens next.

3. Character Chemistry

I can’t stress this one enough: if your story revolves around your characters, they must have chemistry with each other.  There’s nothing more painful than watching a bunch of three-dimensional, beautiful characters gather together and talk at each other like sticks.  This is doubly important for romantic couples, as they are often the heart of character-driven plots and must be believable (else they become annoying).  There are different ways to research for your chemistry experiments; I typically observe popular friendships/relationships on TV, or look back on my old text conversations to see how my old friendships developed.  Find what works for you and apply it to your story!

4. Wins and Losses

This is a crucial element to writing a character-driven story, mainly because it’s easier to overlook here than in plot-driven stories.  When there are only interpersonal and individual plots, rather than long, drawn-out plots, it’s not as natural to find the highs and lows, the peaks and valleys, of your story.  It’s tempting to make everything go right (or wrong) in one long sequence, and that’s no good.  Find a rhythm; when your character loses her job, introduce her to a possible love interest.  When the love interest makes your character’s life into a daydream, introduce a new job that creates distance between them.  This sort of give and take – where everything is never completely good or completely bad – is essential and will lend your story more realism (and entertainment!).

Those are my main tips, but if you have any specific concerns about your story, send me another ask and I’ll try to help :)  Thanks, and good luck!

If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask me!

The Boy in the Hammock - by Galfoy

√ Dramione (Draco x Hermione)
√ Setting: 1 year later
√ 18 chapters
√ My score: ❤❤❤❤ (very nice)
√ Rating: M
√ Language: ***** (close to no mistakes)

Hermione tugged at the string holding the hood onto the boy’s head, gingerly pulling the fabric back to reveal his face. Lying before her, barely recognizable beyond the swelling and the blood, but still very much himself, was Draco Malfoy.

My notes: Yep, I feel the love again!😍 This author really has a thing for emotions. It’s not easy to write about them and really touch the reader, without becoming sappy. I adored the ‘internal conversations’ they had in their heads! Very badass Hermione and damn did I love Narcissa! Only ‘bad’ thing I can say is that the story went really fast, I was sad it was over when I finished reading it.

page-28  asked:

(1/2) Hello! I'm writing a dystopian story about a war over fresh water, and my main character comes from Country A with full access to fresh water and is also very sheltered from the realities of countries B and C where people are dying in masses. When country B attacks A, MC takes refuge in country C and meets up with a draft evader from country B and they and some others make it their mission to assassinate the general of country B who they believe is to blame for the war and obstructing

(2/2) any chance of peace and sharing water supply. My question is my MC’s personality seems like only her reactions to the plot and has no real established personality/characterization from before the story begins - she goes from optimistic/creative to angry/bitter from seeing how other people live and living through war herself, but overall she’s a weak character but one I want to keep around - how can I make a personality shine through in the story that’s distinct from a character arc?


One thing to keep in mind is that when a reader is reading your story, they don’t have any kind of sense for established characterization or personality for the MC. All they know of her personality is how she reacts to the world around her (or her thoughts, if your story is written in first person or includes her inner dialogue often enough). The reader’s only window into your MC’s personality is how she reacts and interacts with the setting and plot events. It’s not as much of an issue as you think. 

This person has a pretty great list of things to fill out for your character that gives zero regard to what they look like or their place in the plot. All that matters is the “heart” and “mind” of the character. It’s at the very end of this deviantart post, titled “Advanced Character Development Traits and Flaws,” with a bunch of tildes (~) separating the sections. Give it a go, fill it out for your MC (and other important people, why not), and get a nice strong feel for who they are on the inside. http://ookamikasumi.deviantart.com/art/Advanced-CHARACTER-Creation-152570377

Mirintala: *slides on in with her character sheet as well* http://mirintala.deviantart.com/art/Basic-Character-Sheet-4587100 It definitely helps to figure out who your character is,unless you’re like me and just start writing to find out.


All characters are subject to their circumstances. The responses of a character coming from a place of privilege to the harsh realities of deprivation are defining.But I think your character problem might be more about her being reactive vs proactive. Is she just pushed toward situations? Or does she choose to seek them out? You seem to have a proactive beginning. She seeks refuge in a foreign country. Let her keep making active decisions.  


Someone’s personality doesn’t need to change over the course of a story. It can, especially if it’s a coming-of-age story, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Harry Potter is just as oblivious at the end of his story as he is at the beginning, Katniss Everdeen just as prickly, John McClane just as irreverent. They undergo change, but they are rarely completely remade.

Now, if nothing about her is changing over the course of her story, that’s a different issue. One tactic is to take a look at the kind of person she wants to be and the kind of person she needs to be (note: not necessarily the same thing) by the story’s end, then figure out just how much change you’ll have to put them through to decide where that arc starts. It’s okay for a character to be passive initially as long as they’re interesting or enough interesting stuff is happening around them, but they’re going to need to take the reins at some point and start making the decisions that drive the plot. Shadow from American Gods is a good example of this: he’s pretty passive through the first half, letting it be Wednesday’s show, but at a certain point he steps up and makes it clear why this is his story.

delicate-cherry  asked:

Hello. I'd like to suggest Nightmares and Nocturnes by olivieblake. And I like to suggest it on a DROP ANY SHIT YOU'RE DOING AND READ THIS level. It's a WIP but it's near the end and I really trust the author to finish her fanfics. I can honestly say I love this as much as I love Isolation and Cruel and Beautiful World. Highly recommended! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Okay. I'm done freaking out over how good this is. 😭


Nightmares and Nocturnes By: olivieblake - M, WIPA story per night to save her life. Dramione, dystopian post-war AU.

Current WIPs....

These are my nonposted WIPs…. I think before doing circus AU I need to close out two or three…. it’s gonna be a beast… a couple of these could be super long one shots…. who knows.

Ok…. here is the list! Any ideas or thoughts about these?!?

Circus AU - late 1900’s - all the ships

Countrylife AU - Otayuri / PliRoy

PornStar AU - Otayuri mostly…..

Stalker AU - Otayuri

Time Travel AU - could be any ship - Victuuri prob

Blind AU - any ship - possibly one shot

Fighter AU - Otayuri — really long af one shot

Dystopian War - Victuuri or Otayuri…

And Kelsea wondered suddenly whether humanity ever actually changed. Did people grow and learn at all as the centuries passed? Or was humanity merely like the tide, enlightenment advancing and then retreating as circumstances shifted? The most defining characteristic of the species might be lapse.
—  Erika Johansen, The Invasion of The Tearling

theadminchamomile  asked:

hey this sounds really weird but do you have any prompts for a character that's just a head? like a talking head.


this was a very weird prompt, but I came up with a couple you might like:

  • Take the Doctor Who approach! In the show, the headless monks are a member of a religious order who remove their heads since they are considered to be the doubt whereas the domain of faith is the heart. In turn, a room full of living heads occurs.
  • To nix the usual zombie apocalypse idea, this isn’t really a zombie apocalypse, but rather a time where no one dies so when Character A gets beheaded, they continue living.
  • Character A is paralyzed from the neck down so they truly believe they are just a head and nothing more, which leads to acute apotemnophilia (a want to remove a limb that the owner feels is dead / not their own) but for their entire body. Concerned, a friend or family member sends them into therapy and their first meeting with Character B.
  • Character A was beheaded in a war and is now a ghost, but only their head remained in phantom form. Feeling a bit peeved by this turn of events, they enlist the help of living Character B in burying them with the rest of their body so they can pass to the other side. (this should be pretty comedic)
  • A curse leads Character A to be completely invisible but their head.

anonymous asked:

Hi. My story has a huge twist at the end, and so I can't quite figure out what to do with it. Basically teen protagonist leads a rebellion against her oppressive society with the help of a god, but the twist is that the god is sorta the god of anarchy and insanity So it turns from a civil war dystopian political-ish story to psychological horror tragedy where the victim happens to be a respected political figure. I can't figure out how to outline it and stuff, I'm currently stuck at the (1/2)

(2/2) beginning with MC homeless but with a small group of people who, like her, are against the government. She does have some assets, though, one character is a computer geek, her father was a politician, and she stole a formal suit from home. Right now, my plan is for her to inspire the others (who are kinda just sitting there trying not to get caught by police) to actually stand up and rebel, but I just don’t know how to do this. I can provide you with the story so far, if necessary. Thanks!

The first thing I will suggest is organization. It seems to me that you have a big idea, but no way to structure it. 

Refer back to my story structure ask that can be found here. Try finding a climax, an inciting incident, and an ending for your story to start. By giving it structure, it will be easy to figure out your purpose for writing. 

I will also say this: when you finally get a story structure and a timeline set up, you may want to make a list of events that will inspire your story’s population. Inspiration is very difficult to write, so you must figure out where the right places to throw that in will be. Something tells me that 90% of that inspiration will take place in your exposition. 

I suggest making a list of events in which the characters will be inspired, and then building each event up into a unique scene. It isn’t enough to simply make a big long speech about freedom. Readers will not feel anything from that. You need to connect these moments to the plot and build the reader up to want to be inspired. 

Finally, I suggest really working that anarchy God to death. By this I mean do basic character building questions, then make a timeline of his/her/they’re character arc until the big reveal happens. This will help you build up to that reveal, throwing little hints into the narrative to get your reader’s brains working. 

I really hope I could help! I think the big outlining post I’m currently working on will really help you!

I’d also love to read what you have! 

-Olivia Paige


dystopian society AU - star wars trio:

Poe, once a talented pilot, is now simply another struggling artist, performs wherever he can, with songs being the only way he can rebel against the dictating government of the First Order. FN-2187 has spent his whole life within the system and within a factory campus, always a part of a crowd, always being just a number, always doubting what he’s actually working towards. Rey is a homeless girl, abandoned long ago by a family that’s been forgotten, scavenging whatever she can to make ends meet and still hoping one day she’ll find a home to call her own. Alone they are no one, but together they could bring about a new awakening.

Things that’ll hopefully pump you up about my upcoming book/series Cordial Thorns!!
  • Egyptian aesthetics
  • Lesbian warriors (who aren’t sexualized, ever)
  • Trans positivity
  • Ace positivity
  • Overall identity positivity??
  • Racial diversity
  • Wlw storyline
  • Wlw protag (that isn’t sexually harassed by male antag)
  • Healthy relationships with *gasp* good communication skills??
  • Disabled characters (including children) who are more than their disability
  • Mickal Victoriam (aka: my sweet child that is too good for this world)
  • Coming out (and being accepted)
  • Secrets, betrayal, love, dystopian war, the whole shebang

I’m so excited for you guys to read it!!

moonnott  asked:

*waves* what are you guys reading lately? Not necessarily Dramione.. just fanfics wise..?

I am always reading Dramione. (Except when I’m reading Snamione, which is not happening right now.) The fics that are currently open on my browser are:

The Serpent by waterflower20 - M, 33 chapters - ‘The Serpent’, a famous thief, has been a pain in the back for Head Auror Harry Potter for almost two years. Determined to see him behind bars, he asks his best Auror, Hermione Granger, to take him down. Problem is, the charismatic thief, proves to be Miss Granger’s match. In more ways than one…

Behind the Mask by tookkia - M, WIP (currently 68 chapters) - It begins when he asks her to dance; charming, dashing, Hermione is enchanted; pity it’s not who she expects. Tensions continue to rise, though, when a new poison threatens the magical world, more fatal than childish grudges. An impossible pair, surreally perfect.

The Journal by mezy - M, WIP (currently 18 chapters) - When a journal that Hermione created for Ron falls into the hands of a former enemy that is seeking redemption, he will make her question everything and turn her life upside down.

A Dangerous Affair by krissh - M, WIP (currently 21 chapters) - Hermione was terrified. The rage in Draco’s eyes was unmistakable; He looked like he was ready to kill someone. When she did not answer, he slammed her arms above her head, pinning her to the wall. “How dare you mock me like that,” he snarled in her face. “You filthy mudblood.”

Eight and Eighth by Marmalade Fever - T, 33 chapters - Up from the ashes of seventh year grow the roses of the eighth. Eight students return for their final year at Hogwarts, and Hermione Granger would never have thought Draco Malfoy would or could be one of those roses. 

Sex Ed by MrBenzedrine - M, 31 chapters -  Hermione Granger comes to Hogwarts to teach a much needed Biology curriculum to the students. Draco Malfoy, the Potions teacher, doesn’t approve of the sex ed. A bet ensues. Who will come out victorious?

I am reading one fic that includes Draco and Hermione, but I’m not sure that there will be any actual romantic Dramione in it:

A Difficult Endeavour by MidnightAmant - M, WIP (currently 21 chapters) -  When a healer proposes an unorthodox idea of therapy to the Golden Trio and Draco Malfoy, they really have no choice but to accept. The War is over, but it has left scars on them all, some known and unknown. Will they all be able to open up about their most private thoughts and feelings brought on by war and their upbringings? Not only to themselves, but to one another?

I’m an in various locations in all of these.



Only dramione for me, but here are mine, I took a scn shot of all of the fics I follow on ffnet because it is so much to type!

And if you are interested, here are all my TBR:

Yeah have fun with that! LOL

- Lisa


These are a few I’m attempting to tackle while in the middle of writing (when I need a break):


Blood Traitor by Zalia - Rated: M - 52 Chapters (WIP) -  Draco Malfoy has been living a lie to protect the girl he loves. He has inherited the Veela gene and on his next birthday he will become the first male Veela for three hundred years. Canon, (except the epilogue of HPDH).

Fascination by MissiAmphetamine - Rated: M - 3 Chapters (WIP) -  It’s a year of change. Hugo is starting Hogwarts, Rose has made an interesting choice in friends, and Ron is…just the same as ever. Marriage, like most of life, isn’t easy. Sometimes Hermione wonders if she and Ron just aren’t meant to work. And Draco Malfoy sending her flowers isn’t helping. Epilogue-compliant. Inspired by JK’s comments about Hermione and Ron’s compatibility.

Incarceration by Emara88 - Rated: M - 16 Chapters (WIP) -  In the heat of the moment, Draco saves Hermione’s life during the Battle of Hogwarts. Months later, he has been imprisoned in Azkaban for the crime of being a Death Eater. What lengths will she go to in her quest to free him and to repay that debt?

Love In A Time Of The Zombie Apocalypse by Rizzle - Rated: M - 61 Chapters (WIP) -  After Voldemort, there was this. The clock is ticking to create a cure to the unimaginable horror that currently grips the world. Hermione finds herself unwillingly allied with the most hated man in Wizarding Britain.

Monsters and Mudbloods by s l y t h e r i n d o l l - Rated: M - 18 Chapters (WIP) -  We all go a little mad sometimes…

Nightmares and Nocturnes by olivieblake - Rated: M - 12 Chapters (WIP) -  A story per night to save her life. Dramione, dystopian post-war AU.

Tender Malice  by Meganlovesjb - Rated: M -  7 Chapters (WIP) - She had not enough energy to care that she was vulnerable in the arms of the enemy, for in that moment she trusted him in a way she couldn’t comprehend. She was too tired to think of the consequences, of his motives. Too broken.

And I’m STILL making my way through the Dramione-Remix fest and Dramione-Duet fest pieces for this year. Slowly, but surely, I will finish & review all of them.


How do you solve a problem like Ginevra? by DrSallySparrow - a Ginny x Tom fic



nordiixa  asked:

{ do you prefer cruisers or frigates, and why?

honestly i prefer frigates cause i used to play a tabletop game called dystopian wars and the prussian frigates were the most op thing ever. they were super squishy but they put out damage and since they had 6 ad on range band 1 and since they were cheap af i could field a shit ton of them and take down dreadnaughts and battleships alike. 

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips on writing an apocalypse story? Especially different origins and such.

I have some prompts about things that would be changed during the apocalypse that should be considered. Funerary practices. Cultural norms. Hellish and dystopian worlds. Wars. Community values. Cults and religions. Rulers. Tyrants. Some advice for post-apocalyptic worlds.

As for apocalyptic events, that sounds like a fantastic post for this Sunday.

anonymous asked:

How would you describe eruri? as a pairing?

It’s perfect. That’s how I would describe eruri. Perfect. Allow me to shower you with these sprinkles of truth:

- enemies to comrades? yes

- unyielding trust? yes

- dystopian war setting in which they must rely heavily on each other? yes

- size difference handed down from the lord himself? yes

- tiny one grumpier? yes

- communication so great and subtle it’s as if they’ve crafted it for years? yes

- mutual respect? yes

- superior/subordinate trope territory? yessir 

- canon hints to a deeper, off-page relationship? yuh

- painful? y e s