frazzled jess

anonymous asked:

top 10 L/L fics!!

OK, I am going to amend this to my top GG fics overall since @savvyliterate also asked.

I can be pretty picky with fanfiction. I don’t like angst that wasn’t in the show (didn’t ASP give us enough angst for a lifetime?) and I can be really touchy with the way Luke is handled, especially around the time of Partings. I’ve read my share of “well, he deserved it” fics and they really pissed me off. For that same reason, I almost never read fics that were written when the original series was going on. I also can get kind of antsy about fics where Lorelai angsts out about not being married because as we all know after seeing the revival, she went in the opposite direction for a long time. (But hey, how could we know that, right?)

OK, that said, here are my favorites

Holidays and Happenstance by enserio - This is a Lit fic that’s based on the interactions Rory and Jess have at various family happenings between 2007 and the revival. So far there are four sections and we’re up to 2009. I kept trying out Rory-centered fics for a while and couldn’t find any I really liked, so I was really glad to enjoy this one as much as I did. It’s very well done and there is some quality shade thrown at ASP. Though if you already crush on Jess Mariano, the third chapter may put you into overdrive.

Waltzing With Digger by @dollsome-does-tumblr - The crackship you never knew you wanted. Christopher and Digger become a couple and for some reason it works. I think we are all better served if Christopher finds something to occupy his time, anyway.

The Stars Hollow Wi Fi War by @savvyliterate - Finally, Jess’s mysterious comment about Luke not giving him the wi fi password for six months in AYITL is explained! This is a fun fic with lots of townie interaction, plenty of cute L/L moments and excellent use of Jess as a supporting character.

what are you afraid of, making it better? by @dollsome-does-tumblr - This an AU fic where instead of Emily accepting it when Lorelai tells her the wedding isn’t happening in 7.21, she demands to fix things. This was the first AU fic I read and it kind of opened my eyes to the other stuff that was out there, since I usually prefer stuff that doesn’t stray too far outside of canon. This really was an improvement on the utter crapfest the show forced on us, and it’s 100% what should have happened instead of what we got. Plus, Anna Nardini and Emily have a bitch-off that is simply glorious.

Reconciling by HandfulofBarbie - There are a ton of fics out there where Luke and Lorelai talk out the issues regarding April and Christopher that led to their break-up, finally come to peace with it, and get married and have babies approximately 5 minutes later. This is by far the best of them, and it does make me a little wistful things didn’t exactly work out this way.

Seven Weeks by mags68 - This fic has almost mythical status in the fanfiction world, and it deserves it! It stays fairly close to canon, with the slight caveat that Luke and Lorelai did end up seeing plenty of each other while he was stuck in Maine. High quality smut here.

The Heart So Hollow by @savvyliterate - This is an AU where Luke’s never opens because Luke is a hotshot baseball player instead. He hires Lorelai to keep Taylor’s grubby paws off of his dad’s hardware store (thus financing Rory’s Chilton tuition) and much bickering and flirting ensues. It’s very fun and luckily he’s still a down home culinary god, so we’ll see what happens.

I Will Always Love You and Thanks for Christmas by @meags09 - These are my favorites in a series of song fics that take place at various points in the series. Thanks For Christmas is the best Luke centric fic I think I’ve ever read, especially since it takes place during the much-undervalued Forgiveness and Stuff.

Lorelai In Wonderland by @meags09 - Lorelai wakes up mid season 5 with no memory of the last two years. Cute twist at the end, and Luke is definitely swoon-worthy in this one.

I Know We Only Get Better by Valhalla and The First Nine Years Of Marriage (Before Marriage) by Bimadabomi - These two fics are a series of one-shots that try to fill in the gaps in the L/L relationship between the series finale and the revival. I think they both do an excellent job of laying out why exactly their relationship developed the way that it did.

Good At Dating and Defining All In aren’t included in here because I haven’t finished them. Maybe they eventually will be.

Fics that have not yet been written but maybe need to be:

I’d kind of like a fic that goes into detail on the April/Christopher stuff that so derailed L/L during the original series and yet still has them deciding on the relationship status that was established in the revival. I’d like something a little different than the immediate marriage-and-kids resolution that we know now didn’t happen.

I’d also like a fic in the speculation based on this thread that the real reason Jess and Rory hadn’t seen each other in the four years before AYITL is because something sexual happened between them. Make it happen, people. Bonus points if Lorelai makes Deliverance jokes.

sherribon  asked:

Mchanzo, 32 :)

Today, Jesse thinks, is probably a good day to start taking Angela’s advice (demands, really) about his drinking habits. He knows it’s bad for his health; he just hadn’t expected it to be bad for his heart.

See, it loosens his tongue too much. Always has. Gets him in trouble, makes him start fights and miss things, dulls his mind - which, he would argue, is kind of the point, but also not an ideal state of mind when you’re being stalked through a bar in Dorado by a woman with weird head implants dressed in all purple–

Anyway, not the point.

The point is that he got too drunk. And more than that, he got too comfortable. One minute he’s happily watching Hana methodically kick the ass of anyone who dares challenge her in a video game duel (and Jesse might’ve been drunk, but he’s still not that stupid), and the next he’s turning to stare at Hanzo, who’s pressed up all along his side on the too-small couch, his face red from whatever he keeps in that gourd and a smile stretching across his face as he watches Hana play.

Jesse blames the alcohol for the words that slip out of his mouth without his approval. He really does.

“I think I’m in love with you, and I’m terrified.”

The fact that the words are true have nothing to do with it.

He’d high-tailed it out of the rec room faster than Lena could ever dream of going. Hell, he probably set a new world record for sprinting.

The one saving grace is that he doesn’t think anyone else heard him, all too absorbed in Hana’s epic gameplay. But god, Hanzo sure hadn’t missed it. The way his eyes went so wide…he’d been opening his mouth to speak when Jesse ran away. He’s not sure he wants to know what Hanzo was going to say.

There’s only one good response to that sort of thing, and Jesse ain’t the kind of man who gets happy endings.

So, yeah. That leaves him here, curled up in his bed nursing both a hangover and the beginnings of a broken heart, avoiding the inevitable awkwardness that would ensue if he tried to go for breakfast in the kitchen. He’s not ready to face Hanzo yet.

What he hasn’t taken into account is Hanzo being ready to face him.

Jesse’s not entirely sure how he got in - he refuses to consider the simple fact that he might have forgotten to lock the door last night - but there Hanzo is, looking more frazzled than Jesse has ever seen him, wisps of hair falling down around his face, his eyes bloodshot. He doesn’t seem to have slept at all.

Jesse checks. Yep. Still in love with him.

When Hanzo finally speaks, they’re not the words Jesse’s been expecting.

“I am terrified as well.”

“…What’s that now?” Jesse says, his voice rough with sleep and heartache.

Hanzo takes a deep, shaky breath, and Jesse can’t help it. He feels a sudden rush of hope.

“I think I am in love with you, and I am terrified as well.”

Sorry ‘bout that, Angela, he thinks as he sits up in bed, his eyes never leaving Hanzo’s face. Looks he’s not giving up the alcohol that easily.

back to the shadows. [Open RP]

No one knows me; no one knows what I’ve done.
I’ve been hiding behind the sun…

The breeze coming off the water always made the evenings cool in Gibraltar, even in the peak of summer. The eastern side of the base, thrown into shadow by the setting sun, could get downright chilly. It seemed appropriate, after today. He’d always skulked in the shadows of the bright, shining beacon of Overwatch. They both had.

Jesse was just in jeans and a t-shirt, but had his serape pulled haphazardly around his shoulders and hat pulled low to ward off the chill. It would just figure that he of all people would be so spectacularly bad at avoiding feelings – get wasted to forget them one night, then throw his hungover ass face-first back into ‘em the next day.

It wasn’t me that kept you from becoming a soulless storm of vengeance and violence. It was you.

He fished a half-finished cigar and lighter from his pocket as he lowered himself to sit against the wall, lighting the end and taking a slow, deep drag – willing the smoke to soothe the restless thoughts skittering around the back of his mind like a wounded rabbit.

Then why the hell couldn’t I do it for you?

You can look, but you won’t find me there.
Mother told you, you are never to stare
At the sun…

my beautiful girlfriend and i on our six month anniversary. she is my everything and i have never loved anyone as much as i love her. she is the first and the last girl i have been in a serious relationship with. no matter the struggles we have gone through, we still are standing by each other’s side. she has helped me through some serious medical problems and pulled me out of a dark place in my life. i can’t wait till the day i get to make her my wife. i love her to infinity and beyond.

me (in the dress): frazzle–dazzle.tumblr.com

my girlfriend, jess.