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“Welcome, welcome to Caraval! The grandest show on land or by sea. Inside you’ll experience more wonders than most people see in a lifetime. You can sip magic from a cup and buy dreams in a bottle. But before you fully enter into our world, you must remember it’s all a game.”

I joined a Tumblr book club, the first book was Caraval by Stephanie Garber .

I may be one of the few, but I enjoyed the book. I didn’t have any expectations going in , and while there are many things wrong with the book , I choose to focus on what’s good.

I was swept up in the magic of Caraval, I was second guessing everything. I loved the relationship between Scarlett and Julian. But ultimately I fell in love with Julian, I pictured him a bit like hook from the show Once Upon A Time 😍😍😍

OWC Weekly Update

The OtaYuri Writer’s Collective just got up and running last week and we’ve already got 130+ followers. Thank you for all the support! Here are 3 SFW and 3 NSFW fics we’re featuring this week, be sure to go give these authors some love!

Top SFW Fics

All the Right Notes by @pastel-plisetsky  

26.4K words - WIP

Yuri Plisetsky is an incredibly gifted piano player, known for his passionate and somewhat violent playing/compositions. But in order to compete in the famous Eurasia United competition (completely fictional), he needs a violin accompanist. Although he’s dreamed about this competition for years, he’s always worked better alone. Until a little-known, solemn, lovely violinist walks into his life.

Inspired by Yuri’s Allegro Appassionato in B Minor, his free skate song.

1,674 Days by @seeyounextlevel  

3.6K words - Complete

(or; how long does a love last?)

They fell together as if they were never meant to be parted. It’s as easy as the first step on to the ice; crisp, sudden and more natural than breathing - as if man was never meant to walk on land and instead live on frozen water.

Falling away is not as effortless.

Ocean Eyes by @joelsweet  

7.8K words - WIP

Prince Yuri had a curse placed on him when he was a baby. When he grows up, a wish intended to fix the curse goes awry, making the problem even worse. Eligible princesses come from far and wide to try and offer a solution in hopes of winning the prince’s hand, but nothing works. Besides, Yuri only has eyes for the mysterious stranger that visits the royal gardens every night.

Top NSFW Fics

Overload by @lowercasewrites 

1.2K words - Complete

“Yura, are you okay?”

Am I crying? Shit I must be. Why the fuck am I crying? He pulls back from my neck to look me in the eyes and make sure everything is alright. He cards his fingers through my hair as I pull myself together. I say the only thing I can think to say.

“I love you so much, Beka.”

Would I Dance With You? Both Forever and Rather Die by SinsofYouth AO3

10.1K Words - WIP

Mischievous fey. Wind spirits, beautiful and playfully malevolent. They are both a curse and a good omen, appearing to guide a wayward soul or to entrap young men, calling them away to dance and will kill those who dare refuse them. Whether they mean harm or not, no one can say for certain.

But it is said that those who dance with the fey were forever changed.

We Just Need a Human Touch by @aphhun (one of our admins!)

14.2K Words - WIP

“Give me your phone,” was the next thing out of his mouth, and Yuri found himself near squinting at the other.

“What?”

“Your phone. I’m going to give you my number,” persisted the DJ, and if Yuri had been more devoted to getting drunk earlier on in the evening, he knew that he would have handed it over without a second thought or a question. Sober Yuri, however, was more rational and undoubtedly skeptical.

“You literally don’t even know my name.“

Otayuri Fic Rec List

I came for the Victuuri, but several of my favorites had a side pairing I wasn’t expecting to enjoy so much: Otabek Altin and Yuri Plisetsky. I’ve seen some of the wank on the otayuri tag, so if you don’t like, don’t read.

I love long fics (>10,000 word count) and have this insane need to keep track of the ones I really enjoy. Here are both competed works and WIPs that I am following. 

UPDATED: May 19, 2017

For this list “canon” are typically set post S1, “au” is a completely different universe and "au - canon divergent” is an au where one or both are still competitive figure skaters. 

I. Completed works

A cat in a corner by AphroditeB00w [E, 82,800 word count, complete although not marked done yet)]

(au, mafia, violence, slow burn, assassin/enforcer!Yuri, Part 2 of Shadow People)
“You don’t own me.” Yuri spat at the stone-faced man across from him.
“No,” Altin agreed mildly, adjusting the cuff of his suit. “But you are owned."Yuri Plisetsky is a reluctant underling in Yaakov’s organization in mother Russia. But everything starts shifting and stirring up when he starts working with Otabek Altin, the informant for the criminal gods. His once slumbering sexuality is shocked awake, and the careful facade covering his hate for Yaakov is cracked when he learns that Viktor is not dead after all.

a silver splendour, a flame by thehandsingsweapon [M, 113,200 word count]*** Main pairing Yuuri/Viktor with Otabek/Yuri is a significant side pairing

(au, angst, mcd (with qualifiers), fantasy, slow burn, magic)
Fantasy AU. When a magic user’s craft fully matures it manifests in the form of a spirit guardian. Mages and elves bearing these familiars spend a year presenting them to each of the high courts throughout the year’s festivals. Both Viktor and Yuuri have their reasons for hiding the full extent of their gifts – Viktor’s been hurt before, when his own powers were used against him; Yuuri’s been warned that everyone will want his; what will happen when Yuri comes of age, and in doing so, makes two very bright stars finally cross?

A Stiller Doom by Tessa on Ice [E, 68,400 word count]***

(abo, angst, social justice, violence, abo, au-canon divergent)
“It is in vain ot say human beings out to be satisfied with traquility: they must have aciton and they will make it if they cannot find it. Millions are condemned to a stiller doom than mine, and millions are in silent revolt against their lot. Nobody knows how many rebellions ferment in the masses of life which people earth.” - Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre. 
NOTE: fic is currently unavailable due to an AO3 issue, but will hopefully be back. Really enjoyed this one. A lot of political drama. 

Adventures in Personal Growth (verse) by stutter [E, 23,700 word count for series)

(canon, pining, dom/sub elements, rough sex, read the tags)
"When Victor was his age - younger, even, Yuri thinks, shame blooming in his chest - he’d made the whole world fall in love with him already. The long hair, the soft smile, the way he moved like he had a secret in his skin and he couldn’t wait to share it with you. Yuri’s watched the tapes over and over. He could skate any of Victor’s early routines in his sleep. But he can’t - the thing Victor could do so easily, the casual, guileless charisma he threw like a shadow - Yuri can’t manage it on a single person, not even some moody Kazakh with a dumb haircut whose eyes are too far apart anyway - ”(In Park Guell, Yuri takes a hard fall. Otabek picks him up.)

All the Right Notes by pastelplisetsky [T, 42,800 word count]

(au, music, slow burn, fluff)
Yuri Plisetsky is an incredibly gifted piano player, known for his passionate and somewhat violent playing/compositions. But in order to compete in the famous Eurasia United competition (completely fictional), he needs a violin accompanist. Although he’s dreamed about this competition for years, he’s always worked better alone. Until a little-known, solemn, lovely violinist walks into his life.
Inspired by Yuri’s Allegro Appassionato in B Minor, his free skate song.

the birth of comets takes place on the tip of your lashes by apollothyme [T, 16,600 word count]***

(au - canon divergent, angst, hurt comfort, blindness, friends to lovers)
His second visit to an ophthalmologist occurs five months later.
Just like during his first consultation, he doesn’t understand any of the medical jargon coming from the doctor’s mouth. Only now, after he’s done explaining everything in complicated, convulsed words, the man turns to Yuri with a smile on his face and explains everything once more, this time using terms Yuri can understand.
Yuri listens. He bites down on his bottom lip and he does not cry.

Endurance and Peach Tea by chapstickaddict [T, 11,500 word count]

(canon, pining, slow burn, fluffy fluff)
Yuri hummed. His body didn’t uncurl, but instead of pressing his face into the fold of his legs, he rested it on his crossed forearms. Tilting his face towards Otabek, he looked for the bronze metal. The colorful ribbon snuck into the folds of his jacket, hiding his prize from view. Yuri reached out, and Otabek let him pull the ribbon to bring the metal into the light.It was beautiful. Heavy and ornate, with the front masterfully detailed. The perfect symbol of success. Yuri flipped it over, admiring Otabek’s name carved along the back.
Wait.“Did they spell your name wrong?” he demanded, straightening. Otabek made a noise beside him.

It takes three years for Yuri to figure himself out and get his head on right. He drags everyone along for the ride. Otabek is the only one to go willingly.

From Almaty, With Love by BoxWineConfessions [E, 115,900 word count]

(canon, pining, slow build, slice of life, part 1 of series)
It’s quiet here. Even if the car alarm on the neighbor’s goddamn BMW has been going off for the past twenty minutes. Quiet, even though the alarm’s got the neighbor’s dog howling like crazy, and the neighbor works second shift and isn’t there to comfort the dumb dog.
It’s quiet…They haven’t spoken to each other since that morning, when Yuri went off to go see his tutor, and Otabek went off to do whatever the hell it was he did in the mornings before he hit the rink. “You’re used to the noise?”“Yeah, but…I think I like the quiet too.”
Or: Yuri spends the summer with Otabek in Almaty.

Half a Chance by ratherunneccessary [M, 55,900 word count]

(canon, angst, fluff, slow burn)
Yuri has never cared about anything as much as he cares about skating. Until, one day, that changes. Or, Viktor falls in love with Yuuri, Yuuri falls in love with Viktor, Yuri falls in love with Yuuri, Otabek falls in love with Yuri, and somehow everything turns out okay.

I Will Not Break by kanekki [E, 39,000 word count] series Accuse Me Thus [E, 121,400 word count in 3 part series]

(canon, divergent after S1, DARK, rape/noncon, depression, anxiety, references self harm, references suicide, child abuse, part 1 of a series)
Yuri has been supporting his family with his skating since he was a teenager, but now they are barely making it. How long will he be able to hold it together before everything falls apart?
Series summary: After his gold medal win at the Grand Prix Finals, Yuri Plisetsky’s life completely falls apart. With the help of his boyfriend and skating friends, Yuri tries to pull himself back together.

in flesh and bone by csoru [M, 32,100 word count]

(canon, angst, long distance relationship, pining, hurt comfort)
After recovering from an injury that cut his previous season short, Yuri makes a comeback with a new coach, a new country of residence, and a relationship upgrade. Still: perfection takes effort.

Neon Pink Motorcycle by goldheart [M, 74,700 word count]

(au - canon divergent, angst, soulmate/soulmark, pining, slow burn, past child abuse)
There are certain moments in Yuri Plisetsky’s life that he likes to forget happened at all. The time they were chased from the apartment, the landlord angrily spitting and waving threateningly at them when his mother couldn’t produce enough money for rent. Babushka’s funeral. The first time he fell in competition.He cannot forget that, under the black band he wears around his wrist like a shield, his soulmark may as well be nonexistent.

You’ll Live Without It by HyperionHero [E, 24,400 word count]

(canon, angst, fluff, pining)
“Yuri smirks, thumbing the material of Otabek’s hoodie underneath his team Russia jacket. When he catches himself smiling he blushes and pulls his hand back to his phone. It’s fine, he tells himself. Friends totally wear each other’s clothes…"Yuri Plisetsky is surrounded by love. It’s like a sickness, claiming his friends, his rivals, the attention of everyone he knows. He avoids it at all costs… but what Yuri doesn’t know is that love has a knack of sneaking up on people. Sometimes it brews for years, right under your nose, and you don’t notice it until it’s staring you in the face - taking the form of a stoic Kazakhstani man bound in leather.


II. Updating WIPs

A Heart Beats At Night by magicalyoyo [T, 85K/last updated May 17]

(au, vampire!Yuri, werewolf!Otabek, elements of canon, angst, Victor/Yuuri side pairing)
A lone figure ran along the sidewalk. Otabek would have mistaken him for a motivated jogger, if not for the sinewy, fluid movements and familiar figure. He jerked his bike over, skidding to a halt in front of the runner.

Otabek’s heart was pounding a sickening, dizzying rhythm, but he schooled his face into stoicism as he pulled his helmet off to get a better look.

“Yuri Plisetsky died two years ago,” he growled. “What the hell are you?”

In spite of the world by Stone_Heart [E, 65K/last updated May 12]

(au, fairy!Yuri, soldier!Otabek, domestic, hurt/comfort, war, slow burn, bonded)
There was a shuffling from above him, loud banging noises as it came closer. Otabek braced himself. This person helped him. But…
A pale face peered over the stairs, looking at him. He blinked back. Those eyes… bright green and ferocious. Those eyes were what he looked for on a battlefield. Not the scared eyes of a peasant or the pudgy eyes of a spoiled king. No, those were the eyes of a soldier.

Unsteady by otayui_oh_nice [E, 110K/last updated May 19]***

(au, rockstar!Yuri, DJ!Otabek, abusive family, mostly fluff with some angst, Slow burn, tattoos)
Otabek was going to kill JJ. He was going to take the next flight to Canada, hunt him down and kick his ass.
Leo: I tried to stop him but he went and did it anyway, I’m sorry! (link)- Or: JJ uploads one of Otabek’s remixes of Yuri’s songs to YouTube and Otabek freaks out.- Or: what happens when you take episode 1, replace figure skaters with musicians and exchange Victuuri for Otayuri. Aka another strange AU no one asked for.

Wolves of the Wilderness by NinjaMatty [T (M for violence and themes), 147K/last updated May 17]*** see my post here

(au, angst, dystopian future, abusive childhood!both, violence, drugs)
Otabek didn’t have to ask. The young doctor’s face was eloquent enough. Viktor Nikiforov, the doctor, smiled wanly. He shrugged one shoulder, as if to say it couldn’t be helped. He would just falsify everything so Otabek wasn’t deemed a waste of breathing air and shot.
He had two years left to live.
Or
The dystopian future alternate universe in which Otabek, a law-abiding citizen, is handed a wounded Yuri to take care of by Viktor. His whole life is turned upside down as he is dragged into something far bigger than himself.

kahokohinogirl  asked:

Hi can you give me otayuri fanfic recs with good writing and unqiue plot? It can be both following the YOI storyline and can also be AU. Thank you!

crystallophobia by RennieOnIceCream

Yuri stared at the flower, utterly paralyzed, ignoring Viktor’s scandalized, “Oh my!”

“What the fuck is this?” My eyes aren’t beautiful .

Without wavering, Otabek continued to hold the flower out. “I call it a tulip. As well as an offer of friendship.”

AU in which Viktor is a florist looking to start a family, Otabek is a flower vendor dreaming of home, and Yuri is an orphan wrapped in seven layers of teen angst that he can only get out by screaming profanities and shoving flowers in people’s faces.

Your Touch by Fangirlxtrash

First came the denial, and then came the crushing weight of his idiocy for ever thinking that he could be ‘just friends’ with Yuri Plisetsky.

A multi-chapter song fic that just shows us where they began, and where they are now.

Part 1 of Music To My Ears 

All The Right Notes by pastelplisetski

Yuri Plisetsky is an incredibly gifted piano player, known for his passionate and somewhat violent playing/compositions. But in order to compete in the famous Eurasia United competition (completely fictional), he needs a violin accompanist. Although he’s dreamed about this competition for years, he’s always worked better alone. Until a little-known, solemn, lovely violinist walks into his life.
Inspired by Yuri’s Allegro Appassionato in B Minor, his free skate song.

Hope you like these!

-Bianca

FAN FICTION COMPETITION!

Want your Larry Stylinson fan fiction featured on Larry Stylinson Official? Want your fan fiction to gain immense amounts of exposure? If so, consider submitting your fan fiction to Larry Stylinson Official’s Fan Fiction contest

I will be picking three winners, who will have their fan fiction featured on this blog! 

You ARE allowed to submit fan fiction that has been previously posted to other blogs or websites.

RULES:

- To enter, you MUST be following Larry Stylinson Official!

- Fan fiction MUST be at least two pages long. 

- Fan fiction cannot be extremely graphic. “Smutty” pieces will be automatically disqualified. Keep it PG-13!

- Proper punctuation, grammar, and usage of language is STRONGLY encouraged and will better your chances of being selected. Swearing is accepted, but should not be excessive. 

-  PLEASE remember to fill out the questions below! Copy and paste them to the top of your submission, right above your fan fiction. 

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Questions for Writer 

1. What is your name?
2. What is your age? 
3. Please provide a brief summary of your fan fiction.
4. What is your favorite Larry moment?

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CONTEST ENDS ON MARCH 18TH, 2017. To SUMBIT your fan fiction, click HERE!

Thank you very much! I can’t wait to read all of your pieces! - Chloe

anonymous asked:

My literature teacher is a big believer that the Macbeths' love is (for the most part) the only true, devoted love of any couple in Shakespeare's plays - other couples are merely infatuated with each other, not truly in love. Do you agree with this theory/belief?

Sorry but nobody’s ever going to convince me Kate and Hotspur aren’t in love, or Romeo and Juliet, or Regan and Cornwall for that matter. I don’t think you have to follow an ‘all or nothing’ mindset about this, or really anything else in Shakespeare. (Like, what’s the point? Why put fictional characters in needless competition with each other?) There are many different kinds of love and just because Kate and Hotspur don’t love each other the same way Macbeth and Lady Macbeth do doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.

Cutthroat Fiction Competition pt2

I’ve said a couple of times that there is going to be a second part to the competition, something that everyone can compete in, so here it is:

Between now, June 25th 2017 and December 31st 2017, comment on a J/C fic and you can go into the draw for a chuckles teddy! There are only a couple of conditions: the comment must be enthusiastic and genuine and have a couple of things you enjoyed about the fic. Basically, your comment should make the author want to nominate you! 

This is applicable to any J/C fic currently posted (or that will be posted between now and Dec 31st). I will do the draw on New Years Day. This is not just for the competition fics, this is for any J/C fic!

It’ll be up to the author to nominate a comment, so authors if you feel you’ve received a comment worthy enough, let me know. 

Authors, if you’d like to nominate a comment please message me with the fic the comment is on (it’s location) and the name of the person who commented.  If you can provide a screen shot of the comment that would be awesome, but not totally necessary.

There is no limit to entries. Each comment may earn you a nomination, so get commenting!

An important part of this competition, for those wishing to win the teddy, is that I can’t send him to you if I can’t find you. So try to make sure you’re commenting and you know your ao3 or ff.net name isn’t the same as your name on tumbrl or VAMB, try leave some indication of who you are.

Originally posted by galinaredreznikov

‘Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town’ to Premiere at the LA Film Festival

Lots of recent news for Mackenzie’s projects! Her film Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town will be premiering at the LA Film Festival in June according to the LA Times. Mackenzie is making her debut as producer in this film along with starring in the lead role.

Continuing the festival’s recent commitment to diversity, 42% of the films are directed by women and 40% by people of color. The LA Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, takes place June 14 to 22 and is headquartered at the Arclight Culver City with additional events in other venues around the city.

The U.S. fiction competition will give audiences more familiar faces than in the last few years of the festival. Christian Papierniak’s “Izzy Gets the … Across Town” features Mackenzie Davis, Lakeith Stanfield and Carrie Coon. Vincent Grashaw’s “And Then I Go” has a cast including Melanie Lynskey, Justin Long and Royalty Hightower. Camille Thoman’s “Never Here” features Mireille Enos and Sam Shepard.

More in depth rules for cutthroat fiction

The Basics This competition is based on the show Cutthroat Kitchen. If you’re not familiar with the show you can watch it on feednetwork.com or if you’re not from the US there are full episodes on Youtube. I definitely recommend watching at least one episode because it’ll give you a good grasp of the rules, plus it’s incredibly entertaining. Contestants will be sorted into groups of 4. At the moment I have three groups worth, which is awesome. Hoping for one more group worth, so if you know of anyone who might like to join see if you can convince them to do so. Please be aware though that this competition might take a fair amount of your time (unless you’re knocked out early). Basically, each round (which will last around eight weeks) I will put a prompt up and contestants will write their interpretation of that prompt. At the end of the eight weeks, one of the judges will read the submitted fics (one judge per group, that is) and then have the hard task of knocking one of the contestants out, per group. This will continue until there is only one contestant left per group. Once that happens, we will progress to the final round. I’m still hammering out the details, but we will either a) repeat the above process until we have a final winner or b) have a ‘sudden death’ round in which the judges and I will pick the overall best fic and award that person the top prize. Sabotages Each round, in each group there will be three random sabotages. The sabotage might be something along the lines of must be written in first person perspective. I will draw these randomly and they will be different in each group (which should give us a good variety on fics!). The most important thing about sabotages is that the judges aren’t allowed to know what the sabotages are or who they’ve been given to. So when you’re posting your fic, please refrain from putting any of the sabotages you added in (at least until the round has been judged). The sabotages will be auctioned off in a group chat (each group will need to come up with a time they are all present to bid on the sabotages, hence why I wanted everyone in the Discord app). How to bid on a Sabotage Each person will be given 5000 points to spend on sabotages and you’ll need to bid againt the other contestants in your group to win them. Whoever wins may assign the sabotage to anyone else in their group, in some cases there might be sabotages that apply to everyone except the person who is bidding. If you are given a sabotage and don’t add the sabotage to your fic, you will have points deducted from your total (depending on the sabotage). These deductions will be heavy, to encourage you to add the sabotage to your fic. Now here’s the catch, there will be a teddy on offer for the winner of each group, however, you must have 2000 points to win one. But there will be a way to earn points back. Each prompt will have bonuses you can add to you fic which will award some points back. During the final rounds for each group I may also add on fly bonuses, so something difficult to add, but a points boost. When we reach the winner’s round, points will reset. I’m still working on a prize for this group. I’d like to make it a Janeway bear, but I’m still trying to figure out the logistics of that. Another potential idea is a uniform for your chuckles teddy. In the winner’s round, anyone who doesn’t add their sabotages cannot progress. If you’d like to join in, please send me a message and I’ll add you to my list + send you a discord invite. Sign up will be available until July 23. I’ll announce once it’s closed. The first round will commence around July 30.

Originally posted by galinaredreznikov

Long time no Tumblr!

OK OK OK I went to World of Darkness Berlin- basically a big convention for all things WoD with amazing LARPs that I took part in- one of which is in there with the BEST LARPs I’ve ever attended. Picture the tradtionally WoD setting? Grim bars, dingy alleys, dodgy clubs. We had ALL OF THAT. We had the RAW area of Berlin to play in. No Storytellers. We were all the STs :) Anyway I could ramble for hours and days on that but the main stuff I wanted to bubble about.

-White Wolf. Want me. To. Send. Them. My. Writing. As in the legit writers and people who work for the company were there and did a panel on writing rpgs and I spoke to them and they WANT TO READ MY STUFF. They were even aware of Sub Terra, the board game I won 2nd in the fiction competition for :) They gave me a signed book and encouraged me and omg it was so wonderful. I nearly cried. They said my fiction sounded really unique and had a very fluid and dynamic style, and that I was probably just a ‘natural’ after I told them a bit of my writing ‘career’ and how I write. That was freaking scary. And even if I get rejected the first time, they keep good people on record in case something comes up that suits the writer, depending what they’re writing and publishing at that time. Anyway. EEP. I have ‘contacts’!

-They also suggested I set up an author facebook page despite not publishing anything really yet. I thought it was egotistic a bit, but I’ll take the plunge. I’m also going to get back on track with Kindred Claws. Maybe make a few changes to the bit I’ve written, like adding scenes to flesh it out more before going onto the next part. Or maybe both. I don’t know. Either was, I’m going to on Facebook as an author that people can ‘like’ and I am PETRIFIED. I don’t know if it would be worse getting like 6 sympathy likes or 60,000 likes :( But, I’ll do it.

-Sitting at the bar and the guy next to me from America says his friend has bought and played OneDice Raptors. And then everyone asked for the title and saved it to their phones ;-; I can’t believe people are out there, reading my stuff and playing a world I helped create. I nearly cried again.

-Same conversation talking about the Friday LARP, a character I had an interaction with said that I was the finest roleplayer he had ever played with. THAT made me cry. I was a very young Malkavian fledgling who was abandoned and alone so was adopted by the anarchs. He was a adamant vampire hater werewolf, at the bar to have fights and cause mayhem. He had mentioned something about being me tainted by the wyrm so of course I asked him about it. Big, wide tearful eyes begging him to tell her about what this thing was and how she could deal with it and why her? He got emotional. He was torn between his hatred and protective instinct. He could tell she was very, very young (probably youngest or second youngest vamp in play) and knew literally nothing. And people were playing with her all night, throwing mental affects at her for fun. He went as far as nearly reaching her for a hug or some comfort, crying he couldn’t tell her because it would upset her so much. The scene was very intense. He eventually ran away yelling ‘fuck it, I can’t she’s a fucking baby leech fuck it fuck it fuck it.’ And apparently had to fight 10 other vampires just to feel like he could return to the bar again.
I’m hoping we can continue our roleplay on the forum the game has now moved to thanks to players being ultra keen (with talks of another LARP a year from now!)

-I got more compliments than I’ve ever had in my life. Someone said that I was a ‘cutie’ to a friend whilst they spoke after I had gone. I had… confidence! Everyone was so, so, so lovely. I made so many friends and some very close ones.

-The LARPs themselves were VERY full contact but with excellent consent mechanics. I quickly got used to this. It felt so much more real to actually bite (gently!) into a guy’s wrist whilst he begged me for it and moaned in pleasure. I actually felt like a damn vampire right then. I was pinned against walls with someones face right in mine trying to calm me down. We embraced each other, grinded each other, mounted and got into very physical fights (I didn’t, but watched others). And because of the consent mechanics it was all safe, and I believe everyone was happy. I felt so REAL. So intense. Real world setting, real bars and clubs, real contact, real random members of public we had to make sure didn’t see us break the masdquerade… omg it was fantastic. I’d love to see some consent mechanics brought over to my city’s LARPs and beyond, especially the checking in sign which was quick and simple and was very useful for maintaining players wellbeing in play.

-Leads onto the next feature- The mantra we had. ‘Players are more important than LARPs.’ It was lovely. Anytime a player wanted they could leave. Even in a fight or a run away scene, they could do that and not fear their character would be harmed. A lot of people stay in a scene because they fear their character would suffer concequences or they’d be berated for ‘cheating’ tapping out of a scene. Or they didn’t want to disturb others. The GMs didn’t allow that. You could leave at any time for the sake of your wellbeing and had break spaces to flee to. I didn’t use them, save for grabbing a drink and snack in the nightclub LARP, but many did. They were good. No one fussed. People came out the LARP healthy. So yeah. Players are more important than LARPs.

-Had a damn party in an ex-chemical factory on an industrial site. Have you played VTM:Bloodlines for the PC? You know the club atmosphere in that game? We partied in that basically. In grungy, dim and metallic surroundings. It was freaking amazing.

-Did something special for the afterparty too when we moved on afterwards, but I’m not disclosing it here as I’m still too shy about it. BUT. It was such a confidence boost. Something I thought I’d never ever be able to do, but I did it! Then I ended up back at the hotel at 8am ready for breakfast and sleep.

-Cried on the last night and the way home, as did a lot of people. I was so sad to leave, as in literally heartbroken. I met so many wonderful people who I love to pieces now. And now I want another one. I’m tearing up a little bit now thinking of it all. It’s had an affect on me. A good one. It’s like I’m no longer afraid. I said I feel like a Disney character making that first step into their big adventure. It’s scary and exciting and amazing. I am SO glad I took the plunge and went for it.

-One of the best decisions in my life. Seriously.

YES! I have finally managed to finalize the details and am excited to announce our FIRST EVER SERVAMP FANFIC AND FANART COMPETITION! Click below for the guidelines, judging criteria, and other information for all of you who wish to participate! Please re-blog so that more people can participate, and don’t hesitate to ask me for any queries and/or clarifications on the rules! Looking forward to all your great entries! <3

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Cutthroat Ki Fiction

Four writers start out with 2,000 points which they can use to sabotage their competitors or give themselves a leg up.

Last writer standing walks away with bragging rights and a prize corresponding to the number of points they have left!

There will be three rounds, each lasting a week. Depending on interest, a live “lightning” round may also be arranged with each round lasting 30 minutes.

Send me a message if you are interested in being either a competitor or a judge. Please reblog/like this message if you would be a spectator so I have an idea of the interest.

More information to follow.

Pharmacology

“So, this drug. It makes people happy?”

“No, sir. Not exactly. It’s not a euphoric. It’s a mood regulator.”

“What exactly does that mean, Professor? I’m a policymaker, not a pharmacist.”

“Sir. What that means, in, ah, pharmacological terms, is that it regulates the development of certain moods in the client.”

“Such as?”

“Competition and cooperation.”

“OK. Go on.”

“You see, the drug works on the fronto-parietal network and the anterior insula – that’s these parts of the brain here, the red ones on this image … Well, some work from the early 2000s showed that competitive thoughts activate the right inferior parietal and the medial prefrontal cortices, so – ”

“Professor.”

“Yes?”

“I don’t mean to be rude, but I don’t have a lot of time. The point, please.”

“Ah. Well, these bits of the brain here? They make people competitive. And we can turn them off. Mostly.”

“So people stop competing? Don’t they just sit down and die then?”

“Oh, no. No no. They still want things, strive for things. They just work for them together, instead of against each other.”

“Sounds … interesting.”

“I thought you’d see that. So will you fund the trial?”

“Who is it that you want to give this drug to, Professor?”

“Well … everyone, of course. The whole country.”

“Professor? You can’t be serious … ”

“I am absolutely serious. That’s why I came to see you. Come now. Surely we can work together on this?”

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Holding a KFP fic competition in FF.net (you will need an account), more than 20 sage members of KFP fandom FF.net had flagged interest :-) and four had already told me they have stories planned. Which is great! I can’t wait to read their stories again, but of course, I am keen to hear some new talents.

*and screw me for hosting it yet not thinking about what to write!*

Click on the link to find out/to join.