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Mod Favorites of 2015

It’s a few days later than expected, but we wanted to ring in the New Year with a list of our personal faves from 2015!

(All fics were posted or finished in 2015, unless otherwise noted.)

Math Reasons by pearl_o, pocky_slash  [Cherik, NC-17]

“Mom says Erik always knows what he wants, it just sometimes takes him a little while to actually realize it,” Ruth said.

Charles fell in love with Erik the first night they met, the first week of freshman year. Two years of friendship, adventures, arguments, hijinks, secrets, and summer visits later, Erik is starting to catch up.

Mod Note: Light, light-hearted and fun to read, with hilarious bits that made us laugh out loud!

The Swan by @waitfornight [Cherik, NC-17, WIP, dark topics]

In 1939 Erik and his sister Ruth are sent to Devonshire, England, during the Kindertransport refugee program to live with Kurt and Sharon Marko as foster children just before the start of World War II. Angry, upset, and wishing he could return home on the night of his seventeenth birthday, Erik meets a boy alone in the forest who is cursed to transform each day into a swan, only taking his true form by night. 

Mod note: It is a WIP still, but waitfornight’s poetic writing will put you under an unshakable spell and you just have to love it. Check out her other WIPs too, it was so difficult to choose a fave amongst them!

Charles Is Totally (Not) The Mother (Magnetic Reversal Remix) by endlesshorizons [Cherik, R]

In which Charles and Erik meet for the first time at the urinal, and somehow years later end up basically co-parenting Erik’s baby daughter.

Mod note: This hilarious HIMYM AU is one of the funniest and sweetest modern AUs written last year and deserves a lot more love!

April by nextraordinaire [Cherik, NC-17, Internalized homophobia]

In the sharp, unforgiving plains of the Canadian Arctic, Erik is since long adapted to solitude and silence. Separated from civilization, dedicated to nothing but his research, he has formed a life that suits him. There is nothing he would ever want to change. So, naturally, the arrival of grad student Charles Xavier upends everything Erik ever thought he wanted, for better or for worse.

Mod note: The unusual setting in the Arctic ice wastes will haunt you as much as the tender and confused feelings that arise will warm your heart. This is fic is slow-burn indeed and it might not take the most obvious fanfic turns but it’s this much more interesting for it.

Beautiful Monster by issabella [Xavierine, NC-17, Dubcon, Mind Control]

There is a vampire in Westchester Castle and experienced vampire hunter Logan has come to kill it. Or that’s the plan until Logan meets the vampire who can control him with a thought, has a not so unusual request and leaves him a choice. Or does he really?

Mod note: Because there needs to be some Xavierine on this list and issabella’s dark and twist-y vampire story just blew us away.

Three’s Company by cygnaut [Charles/Erik/Magda, NC-17]

Erik has a really brilliant idea and a proposition for his friend Charles.

Mod note: We highly welcomed the increase of interesting poly fics and more Magda and Gabby ships this past year. This fic is one of the hottest and cheekiest of the bunch.

Honorable Mentions:

I have loved the stars too fondly by MonstrousRegiment, Pangea

Method of action by annejumps

Mi Casa, Su Casa by ZairaA

Optimism Is Innate by keire_ke 

The First Season by Red

Lost And Then Found by Gerec

growing pains by ikeracity 

Not so Good Fellas (WIP) by 2lot

Mi Casa es Su Casa by Unrepentant_Marvelite

The boy with the heart on his sleeve by euphorbic

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I administrate a medium sized dedicated Minecraft server capable of holding 100+ clients across multiple worlds.
Its got a strong close-knit EXPERIENCED Staff team.
Geared towards survival builds (gather your supplies by hand and build from scratch, individually or as teams, thats entirely up to you) whilst avoiding getting eaten by mobs (note: creeper destruction has been disabled to avoid harming your builds)

As its a bukkit server the usual economy and shop plug-ins as well as anti-grief and management plug-ins are installed (anything gets demolished by an asshole and we simply roll their edits)

We also routinely add and remove ‘fun’ plug-ins as the community dictates.
Currently we’re running McMMO, Spleef, Mob Arena, Treasure Hunt, craftbook and disguise plug-ins with some additional frivolity. But are open to suggestions on the forums.
We have occasionally ran PVP worlds and Hunger Games worlds but these tend to attract a different clientèle from the chilled out friendly mature builders we’re used to. (if you’ve never tried to herd 50+ 8yr olds hopped up on sugar looking to demolish everything in sight, spilling over into the survival world you’ve never known real pain)

We’ve essentially just reset the maps across several of our worlds, so nows your chance to get involved at a grass roots level, meet some like-minded people and build some monumental structures with us.

Its running 24/7/365 with downtime restricted to essential maintenance (sometimes i need to patch the kernel or do background SQL work or make security adjustments, or there are game updates, plug-ins needing installed) outside of that we aim for 100% uptime.

So if you play Minecraft and are in the market for a mature server ran by friendly experienced staff (all of us have several years at this under our belt and most write code and know each plug-in intimately) with a community built from friendly players, check us out.
If not but know someone on your dash who might be?
Hit me a reblog and let them know!
I don’t normally advertise but i figure some of you might be interested.

Regards
Chromauk

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I have an old friend.  Her mom used to ask us what our ‘dream man’ was like.  We would conjure up extravagant ramblings of our prince charming.  Her response one late night has stuck with me forever.  She said, “Ok, now what do you girls have to do to be women who deserve men like that?”  I have tried to carry this philosophy over into all of my relationships.  Do I love my friends, my family in a way that is capable of receiving the kind of love I wish to.  Today, my dream man, came home with this little surprise.  My exhortation today is to be the kind of person that my husband is!  For the men, learn the things that make the hearts around you come alive.  Flowers, a coffee, a kind word-it means more knowing that somebody who is such a secure, safe, strong place listens to the little details too.  Ladies, be kind, be soft and just because we are equal, just because we have rights, don’t be so proud as to kill chivalry.  As you can see here, it is still very alive <3