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One of my favorite Perc’ahlia moments

Briarwood Arc. Percy is teasing Vax about his “act first, think later” mentality, specifically referring to Vax charging in alone to save Cassandra.

Vax: He had a knife to your sister’s throat, and I would hope that you would do the same for mine.

Percy, sobering up immediately: Yes.

Vex: He would, of course he would!

Then, as Vax continues explaining himself, Percy and Vex have their own quiet conversation in the background.

Percy, smirking slightly: …But only because I fear her.

Vex, scandalized, but unable to keep the smile off her face: I’m not scary!

Percy, meeting her smile with a softer one of his own: Yes, you are.

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couldn’t decide which one i liked better so y’all can have both

might post a close-up of vax’s armor later ( ᐛ)

one of my favorite perc'ahlia moments is still after percy titles vex and they leave syldor’s house and percy is just grinning at vex as the others talk about how they’re bad influences on the twins’ little sister and then vex just runs up and throws herself at him and “gives him the biggest hug”

and part of the reason i love it so much is that, presumably, she still has her arms thrown around him for their entire conversation about the title being real before she cups his face and kisses him

Fic Recs: My favorite Perc’ahlia WIPs - So good you shouldn’t wait till they’re completed!

With no new Critical Role episode ahead of us for the next two weeks, I’m sure we could all use a little fanfic to pass the time. So how about some fic recs? I’ve been wanting to give a shout out to a few stories. Of all the WIPs I’m subscribed to these days, there are a few that especially brighten my day just by seeing the AO3 update emails. If you’re not already reading these gems, my fellow Perc’ahlia shippers, then may they soon brighten your day too. :-) (Granted, if you’ve been following me any length of time, you’ve probably already seen me reblog every update post for these things since I myself started reading them…) (Also, as I was pondering this list it occurred to me that it’s entirely a collection of Perc’ahlia AUs. Hm. I mean I love me some canon-compliant stories too, I guess I’m just not following any such longfics at the moment? Or the ones I am following haven’t updated recently enough for me to think of them when planning this list? Of course, in this particular genre of source material it’d be tricky to have a longfic going for long without it veering from canon, since canon updates every Thursday, so probably most of the canon-compliant fics I’ve read have just been one-shots.)

Anyway, without further ado… (ooh, which makes me think we need a Perc’ahlia “Much Ado About Nothing” AU…you know we do…) Here are the stories at the top of my list these days:

Wreathed in Smoke, Wound in Heather by @shadowedhills​ and @blindvogel​: Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite tales so of course I would enjoy a Perc’ahlia AU, right? I was not prepared for how much I would enjoy this one. It is dramatic and heartbreaking and hopeful and such beautiful prose. Orthax is menacing and foreboding; Percy is forlorn and compelling; Vex is brave and determined and compassionate; Pike is the sweet beacon of hope she is in any incarnation. @drunken-pilot‘s fanart for the fic is a delightful bonus!

The Worlds at Our Fingertips by @qunaributts: Wasn’t long ago I finally read/watched Stardust, the book first, then the movie, one of those rare (Princess-Bride-like) instances where both are so good in their own right. So of course I would enjoy a Perc’ahlia AU of that too, right? But watching Vex and Star-Percy progress from initial misunderstandings to grudging alliance to gradual acceptance and appreciation and eventually, well, quite beyond appreciation, is just delightful. Classic Perc’ahlia slow burn at its best. Another brave and determined and compassionate Vex (I’m sensing a pattern in my fic preferences?), and a Percy still reeling from the Astral Plane version of the fall of the de Rolos, and an awesome Pike whose role in the Stardust interpretation of the characters I won’t spoil, but it’s awesome, and excellent appearances from Keyleth and Cassandra and Vax and Gilmore and so many others too. Also, some really lovely descriptions and turns of phrase.

And of course there’s no way I could leave The Wise Man’s Tree by @curriebelle off of such a list as this! Victorian AU, gothic romance, treasure hunt, Percy with the mysterious dark past and clever tinkering on a way-too-clever house, Vex with the clever words and clever eyes and a touch of magic and a willful streak. Lovely moments with Keyleth too, and Vax, and Gilmore, and delightful little bits with Scanlan and Tiberius and Pike and Grog all in marvelous interpretations of the characters for the AU setting. Riddles set in verse and clues to be solved and secret passageways and supernatural encounters and witty banter…man, there’s a lot. All so good. Saved it for last because it’s been definitely at the top of my list of favorite fics since I started reading in this fandom. Oh, and @shalizeh7 has been turning out some extraordinaryfanart for this story!

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“Today, everything exists to end in a photograph.“

Nowhere Photography: One // The Gang

When Finch came across an old Naturalist camera, he insisted on taking pictures of everyone. After he took one he liked, he’d make them sign it and write down the (aproximate) month it was taken. Besides his post card collection, these are his most valuable items, and he keeps them on his person always.