Hello love, could you rec me your favourite 8th year fics on ao3?
Hello yourself! YES, I can absolutely do this and honestly I feel like I’ve been waiting for this moment my entire life. I am OBSESSED with 8th year fics and I hope I can recommend at least a few you haven’t read already! :)
*warning*: This is an Extremely Long List. It is in literally no order because I love all of these fics so much it is as if they are my own children and I couldn’t possibly rank them
Unexpected Consequences by Lauren3210 (39K)- Harry was going back to school. He was going to play Quidditch, sleep in lessons, hang out with his friends, and generally just enjoy being a kid for a change. And he was also going to do it while being bonded with Malfoy, because apparently life was just going to continue throwing curveballs at him. Harry didn’t know why he expected anything different. This is one of the first fics I ever read and I still remember it clearly; it was THAT good! As an alternative to Azkaban, Draco is allowed to attend Hogwarts provided he agrees to a bond with Harry that makes him to do whatever Harry says. Naturally, once the feelings start this causes a lot of worrying and angst and klsfhd it’s just really really good! Also did I mention they share a private room? I know I can’t be the only one who lives for that.
Right Hand Red by lumosed_quill (73K)- Harry felt Malfoy’s breath on his lips as they came together over the bottle, hands firmly planted on the floor as though they each needed their familiar soil, refusing to cross into enemy territory. Except that Malfoy no longer felt like his enemy. Malfoy felt inevitable. Another of the first ever fics I read (and reread!) and MAN IS IT FUCKING AMAZING. The lust starts right from the beginning and there are *lots* of party games and a secret relationship and sweet moments and teaching of patronus charms and *sigh* I just want to go read it again right now!
Lumos by birdsofshore (41.5K)- Harry never expected to spend eighth year listening to Draco Malfoy wanking. FABULOUS fic in which they are roommates and then Draco wanks and then Harry wanks and then Draco and Harry wank at the same time, and then there are feelings!! A thousand times yes.
Strange Bathfellows by Bixgirl1 (27.5K)- It started with a bath. Or a potions accident. Or maybe it started before that, but who can tell anymore.Featuring: Uncomfortable wanking, more comfortable wanking, mutual wanking, bath sharing, inappropriate betting, secret shagging, those secrets at Hogwarts that everyone knows, and oblivious Harry who knows one thing: he’s falling in love. Harry and Draco being forced to share a bath is everything I never knew I needed until I was blessed enough to find this fic. @bixgirl1 has MANY truly ✨FABULOUS✨ eighth year fics (for example Instruction for a Misplaced Slytherin (8.5K) in which Draco teaches Harry about sex and In Evidence of Magical Theory (43.5K), which features forced bonding) and you should definitely read them all, but Strange Bathfellows remains my favorite! :)
It Looks As If Kieran Foran Has Sucked His Shorts In Training Today, As He Shows Off His Toned Legs, Muscular Hindquarters, And Thunder Thighs, All The While Demonstrating Incredible Stamina, Strength, And Overall Athletic Skill.
Great news from CBS! The network has announced the renewal of BULL, MACGYVER, KEVIN CAN WAIT, MAN WITH A PLAN and SUPERIOR DONUTS for a second season. The network has also renewed BLUE BLOODS (for an eighth season), HAWAII FIVE-0 (for an eighth season), NCIS: LOS ANGELES (for a ninth season), NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (for a fourth season), MADAM SECRETARY (for a fourth season), SCORPION (for a fourth season) and MOM (for a fifth season).
I might not know them all, or I misremember them. Nonetheless, here’s a list from memory.
a into g: get going, arse into gear, as in ‘I’ve got to get my a into g’
anklebiter: small child
arse over tit: head over heels
Aotearoa: Maori name for New Zealand, it means the land of the long white cloud
beaut, beauty: splendid, terrific, as in ‘beaut of a job you did’
bit of a dag: hard case, comedian
bite your bum: go away, get lost
boy-racer: young man who drives fast in a car with a loud stereo
brassed off: disappointed, annoyed
bugger off: go away, piss off
carked it: died
chocka: choc-a-block, full, overflowing
chocolate fish: chocolate covered marshmallow fish, frequently given or offered as a reward.
chippie: potato chip
couldn’t see the road to the dunny if it had red flags on it: said of somebody blind drunk or slow witted
crash hot: excellent
crikey dick: expression of surprise
crook: sick, poorly, also to go crook at, meaning to be angry with, or to put someone crook, meaning to give someone bad advice
dairy: corner store, the only shop allowed to open 365 days a year
doodackie: thingamajig, or doodad, an object that you can’t think of a name for
drop in it: get someone in trouble
Eketahuna: doesn’t exist. It’s like saying 'timbuktu’ or 'shangri la’.
fizzy drink: soda pop
flat stick or flat tack: full speed, as fast as possible
full tit: as much power as possible, “cmon! We need to go full tit!”
get off the grass: disbelief, 'stop pulling my leg’
gizza: give us a
going bush: get away from it all, take a break, become reclusive
good on ya, mate!: congratulations, well done
good as gold: good job, not a problem
guts for garters: in big trouble, as in 'I’ll have your guts for garters!’
home and hosed: safe, completed successfully
hoodackie: what you call someone when you cant think of their name
hard yakka: hard work
heaps: a lot of work to do
how much would you charge to haunt a ten room house?: rhetorical question to suggest a person is ugly
if your brains were barbed wire you couldn’t fence a dunny: you are stupid
jandal: thongs, flip-flops
kai: food, from the Maori word for eating
Kiwi: New Zealander
my arse is a red cabbage: ’ if he can do that, my arse is a red cabbage’
Other Side: Australia
pack a sad: become morose, ill-humoured, broken or dead, as in 'the washing machine packed a sad’
pack a wobbly: get angry
pakeha: non-Maori person
piece-of-piss: easy, as in 'that was a piece of piss’
piker: slacker, a person who gives up when things get difficult
piss: any alcohol
piss around: waste time, procrastinate
piss awful: very unpleasant
piss easy: very easy
piss up large: large scale drinking of alcohol
piss up: party, social gathering
pissed: drunk, inebriated
pissed off: angry, upset
pissing down: raining heavily, pouring down
prang: minor car accident, as in 'he was in a prang yesterday’
puckeroo: something that is buggered or broken
quite nice: something you say when you want to be polite but can’t really think of anything to say, as in 'his tie is quite nice’; can also mean the opposite of the actual words: 'Your car is in quite nice condition’
rattle your dags: get a move on, hurry up
rellies: relatives, family
root: to have sex
rough as guts: unpolished
two sammies short of a picnic: brick short of a load, a bit thick or crazy
she’ll be right: everything will be OK, it’s not a problem
shitheap: utter mess, as in 'your bedroom is a shitheap’
sickie: to take a day off, apparently sick
smoko: break, rest period
sook: silly or a scaredy cat, as in 'just a big sook’
suss: figure out, as in 'I’ve got it sussed’
tiki tour: scenic tour, roundabout way
tin-arse, tinbum: lucky person
togs: swimsuit, speedos
two-thirds of five-eighths of fuck all: very little
up shit creak in leaky gumboots: in trouble, variant of up shit creek without a paddle
up the boohai shooting pukekos with a long handled shovel: none of your business, used kind of like “up your butt and around the corner”
Waikikamukau: pronounced 'why kick a moo cow’, its basically so remote it makes Eketahuna look like the capital of the USA
were you born in a tent?: sarcastic question asked of somebody who has left a door open
what’s that got to do with the price of fish?: challenging the relevance of some remark
wobbly: tantrum, as in 'he threw a wobbly when he heard that’
wop-wops: out of the way location
wouldn’t know shit from clay: naive or stupid person
wouldn’t know them from a bar of soap: I do not know this person
yonks: a long time, ages, as in 'haven’t seen him in yonks’
yack: conversation between friends, natter
you ain’t wrong: you’re right
you get that: resigned acceptance
you make a better door than a window: said to somebody standing in the way, perhaps in front of the TV
you think you’re a flowerpot because you’ve got a hole in your bum: you love yourself
Summary: You are forced into a marriage with your once love/childhood best friend. Although, you don’t love him anymore and are disgusted with having to marry him. After driving yourself to suicide twice, you know you can’t ever fix things with him but even though, you push forward for the happiness of your parents who are still grieving the loss of your older sister.
Notes: This series will contain talk of suicide, self-harm, abuse, death and possibly more. This series will also have smut, but chapters will be rated [m] accordingly. This chapter contains explicit self-harm.
I was supposed to post this for the last day of the Eight and Fitz week, but I had some things to do (more about that later, probably). Here’s a scene from The Taking of Planet Five, where Eight tried to survive in deep space for a couple of minutes (after the TARDIS he was aboard disintegrated) in a thin cloud of ice particles.
Deep space, in a freezing cloud of water, dying by inches and by microseconds, is possibly the only place where you can literally crack a smile.
If you go to Disneyland on your birthday(or close enough) and go to City Hall and tell them its your birthday, they will give you a birthday pin and write your name on it. When you wear it around Disneyland, the cast members are supposed to say :Happy birthday” to you. Its fun to see how many you can get.
Disneyland welcomes 65,000 guest in a single day and 10-12 million a year
Yes, there is a basketball court in the top of the Matterhorn
Many of the faces in the Pirates of the Caribbean are molded of the faces of the Imagineers. (the original creators of Disneyland)
The Pillsbury Doughboy’s name is the same voice that narrates the Haunted Mansion.
From groundbreaking to when it opened, Disneyland was built in 365 days.
At least 3 babies have been born at Disneyland
There are at least 100 feral cats roaming Disneyland, day and night, to take care of any rats.
To create the illusion of size on Main Street, designers made the ground-floor buildings nine-tenths scale, the second floors seven-eighths and the third floors five-eighths.
Tomorrowland was originally meant to represent the futuristic year of 1986, when Halley’s comet was due to make its next appearance.
Several times people have dumped family’s ashes inside the Haunted Mansion, which causes the ride to be shut down and cleaned ASAP.
The Yeti in the Matterhorn has a name. His name is Harold.
Every time Walt was at Disneyland he would leave the light on in his office above the firehouse to let people know he was there. After he passed, they decided to leave the light on all the time to show that Walt’s spirit is always with Disney.
If you walk through the Castle passage leading into Fantasyland and look down, you will find a spike in the ground. Before Toontown was built, this spike marked the exact center of Disneyland.
The smell of vanilla is pumped through vents onto Main Street. During the holidays, the scent is changed to peppermint.
If you ask a castmember on the Mark Twain boat, you can steer the boat and get a certificate for doing it.
If you ask the driver, you can ride in the front of the monorail.
There is a sort of secret club in Disneyland called Club 33, which has a 1 year wait list.
Steve Martin worked in the Magic Shop when he was a teenager.
The water in Jungle Cruise is dirty on purpose so you cant see the shallow water, which is at most 8ft.
You always believed him to be your soulmate. Best friends since forever, young love, and a matching pair of coordinates on both your wrists.
35.8857° N, 128.5828° E; your hometown in Daegu.
You were bound by the system and simply to put it, you were meant to be.
“I’ll be supporting you the entire way! Waiting!” You knew being a trainee in the industry was hard. He didn’t mention much, but always complained about it being so difficult and most of time, he wanted to give up.
It had only been a year and he wanted to quit, but you didn’t let him. He couldn’t throw away his dream just like that.
“Thanks,” your energetic spirit gave him a slight smile and you heard a faint laugh escape his lips. “I miss you.”
“Me too,” you whispered. He wouldn’t be coming back anytime soon.
Phone calls made weren’t daily or often, but whenever he could, he’d do nothing but call you just to hear you talk; to hear your voice.
All in one go, six months, you didn’t hear from him. You always waited for his call, but with a six month distance, you picked up your phone.
No missed calls. You bit your lip considering whether to call or not. With enough courage built up, you shut your eyes as it rang.
“I’m sorry, the number you’ve dialed is no longer in service.” You brought your phone closer to your face. It was his supposed to be his number. Did he change it without telling you? Without another thought, you ran downstairs to your mom.
“Mom, did Yoongi change his number?” Your mom quickly turned around.
“Not that I know of. You can check the house phone.” You rushed out of the kitchen to get the phone. You flipped through the contacts and found the same number still there. Maybe your phone was broken. You dialed the contact as your chest heaved from the lack of air.
“I’m sorry, the number you’ve dialed is no longer in service.”
You dialed it again.
“I’m sorry, the number you’ve dialed is no longer in service.” Again, again, and again.
“I’m sorry, the number you’ve diale-.” He changed it. You could feel your heart drop slightly. You heard footsteps behind you.
“What’s wrong?” Your mom’s eyebrows furrowed faintly.
“I think Yoongi changed his number.” Your shoulders fell.
“Maybe he forgot to tell you. You can always go next door and ask his mom if you want.” You nodded. “Go tomorrow.”
The entire night you stayed up because of the negative thoughts clouding your mind.
Why did he change it? Did he do it because of you? Did you do something wrong?
You rang the doorbell. Your other hand began to shake and you held it tightly.
“Hi (Y/N),” his mom greeted with a smile. You were already her daughter-in-law in her mind. You looked down at your hand watching as your fingers played with each other. She invited you inside.
“What brings you here?”
“Um, well, I was wondering if Yoongi changed his number?” What a dumb thing to say. Of course he did.
“Yeah.” She looked at you with a funny smile. Then her mouth fell open slightly. “Did he not tell you?” She had a sorry expression on her face. You shook your head with a sad smile. “I’m sorry if it made you worry.”
“No. it’s fine.” You left it at an awkward silence. Was it right to come out and ask her for it? You looked around the room.
“Here,” she quickly scribbled down on a piece of paper.
“Thanks,” you smiled as she handed you the paper.
“Talk to him,” her hand enclosed around yours. Her eyes fell sad as those words left her mouth.
Your worrying thoughts changed to worry about how he was doing. You suddenly felt anxious; was he okay?
Each ring caused your heart’s pace to pick up. When it cut off, replaced by his voice, you nearly shut the phone.
“Hello?” A rustle on his line.
“Yeah, hi,” your words were overbearingly awkward.
“How did you get my number?” His words caused a pang in your heart. Strike one.
Did you forget about me? Us?You wanted to say those words with strength, but your voice failed you.
“Um, your mom gave it to me. Why didn’t you tell me you changed it?” His line was silent.
“I didn’t think it was important.” Even if his words carried close to no answers, you felt it and you felt a crack in your heart. Strike two.
“What do you mean?” You faked a small laugh as if you didn’t understand.
“I thought we wouldn’t be together anymore.” None of his words added together, and yet again, you knew exactly what was happening. Strike two and a half.
“We never broke up.” You felt your voice go weak.
“I just thought we did.” You didn’t hear it, but his voice was struggling to stay steady by this point. He could barely help the tear escaping his eye. Strike two and three-fourths.
“Do you want it?” You couldn’t keep your voice strong anymore and it fell weak.
“Yeah. We shouldn’t anyway.” Strike two and five-eighths.
He stayed silent. If you weren’t busy with the tears coming from your own eyes, you’d have heard the slight cry from his lips that he tried his best to muffle. Strike two and nine-sixteenths.
“I guess that’s it then, Min Yoongi. Goodbye,” your words came from frustration and anger. He was breaking up with you and he didn’t even have a reason. You shut the phone in a haste and when it ended, you let an agonizing cry from your lips.
So you cried yourself to sleep that night. Your mom and dad came to see you during the night, phone in hand, shredded up photographs next to you, and tear stained cheeks.
You woke up to your wrist feeling sore. When you took a good look at it, a new set of coordinates were etched into your skin.
Then you had realized, you lost him. The only person you imagined your forever with, your soulmate was gone. Not only changed in the system, but gone from your life.
He wasn’t your soulmate anymore.
Strike three. You’re out.
and thats the end to part 1
yes there are other part woohoo!
haven’t settled on how many, but at least 3 for sure
On this day in music history: May 10, 1969 - “Hawaii Five-O”, the twenty-eighth album by The Ventures is released. Produced by Joe Saraceno, it is recorded at Western Recorders in Los Angeles, CA from April 30, 1968 and April 1969. Enjoying major success both at home in the US and abroad, in particular drawing a huge and enthusiastic following in Japan. During the 60’s The Ventures also tour the world extensively and record prolifically. The band release over two dozen albums between 1960 and 1968, making them the most successful instrumental rock band of all time. In early 1968, lead guitarist Nokie Edwards decides to leave the band to begin a solo career. He is replaced by new guitarist Gerry McGee, joining the other members Don Wilson (rhythm guitar), Bob Bogle (bass) and Mel Taylor (drums). In the Spring of 1968, the band record the theme song for a new series set to debut on CBS in the Fall. The song is “Hawaii Five-O”, written by film and television score composer Morton Stevens. The Ventures record the theme, augmented with member of legendary studio collective The Wrecking Crew. Along with the four members of the band, they are backed by another thirty five musicians. The session is arranged by veteran arranger George Tipton (Harry Nilsson, Jose Feliciano). The Ventures version of the “Hawaii Five-O” theme is released as a single by Liberty Records in September of 1968 just as the series is making its network debut. The series starring Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Zulu and Kam Fong, is an immediate hit, but The Ventures single initially makes no waves at all. With the show becoming a ratings hit, Liberty re-promotes the song at radio in early 1969, and it finally takes off. Entering the Hot 100 at #100 on March 8, 1969, it races up the chart, peaking nine weeks later at #4 on May 10, 1969. With the single climbing the chart, The Ventures quickly head back into the studio to record an entire album to go with their newly minted hit. Like many of their other albums, “Hawaii Five-O” consists largely of instrumental covers of recent hit songs, with the band covering Glen Campbell’s “Galveston”, Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy” and The Beach Boys’ “I Can Hear Music”. The album’s second side contains two medleys including The Classics IV’s “Spooky” and “Traces” and The 5th Dimension’s “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In”. The album is another hit and becomes one of The Ventures’ best sellers. First released on CD in 1990, it is remastered and reissued in Europe in 2004, including seven bonus tracks including an original radio commercial advertising the album. The original eleven song album is remastered and reissued by Sundazed Music in 2012. Sundazed also reissues it as limited edition vinyl LP, pressed on clear vinyl. “Hawaii Five-O” peaks at number eleven on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.