Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 10 Eras and 10 Canons ficlet project for the 10 Years of Steve/Tony celebration. This post is a masterlist of those 20 works spanning and celebrating the breadth of Steve and Tony’s relationship. But sure to also check out the other works posted to the Anniversary Collection
beamng.drive was never actually “created.” rather, it was discovered by a humble game developer who was messing around with map editors. one fateful day, they opened up what they assumed was an empty void of a map they hadn’t done anything with yet, and yet shockingly they found several rouge objects falling through this world. those objects were a soccer ball, a futuristic vehicle, a large inflatable mat, and most interestingly of all, a destroyed blue sedan with two infinite beams of light shooting out of it neatly labeled “n” and “g” within the maps new, unprompted code. finding no source for these objects, they used the groundwork from this instance as inspiration and framework for a fun, soft body car simulator, taking the experience as an act of divine fate. they named this simulator after the two beams, citing them as the “true creators of this simulation.”
by falling into the time vortex, Nick and Griffin created beamng, and that’s where the series has been going this whole time. that’s why buzz lightyear told them to take that jump towards the vortex, because he knew this is where they had to go. the bustos, the blob, iron man, they were all important and powerful figures, yes, but this was always the true mission, so that all the fun we had along the way would still happen in the first place.
In honor of my three years on tumblr, I wanted to make this list of my top favorite olicity fanfics i’ve read since i joined the arrow fandom. Honestly this list could have been so much longer but alas i’ll make myself make a part 2 sometime in the future. I hope you find new fics you haven’t seen before or that you choose to reread an old favorite. Thanks for being so amazing darlings, your talent and creativity has made my experience with the olicity fandom one of the highlights of this past year.
Also a special shoutout to an amazing blog that i ALWAYS go to when i need to find new fics to read. theolicitylibrary check out this blog, follow it or bookmark it and enjoy all the amazing fics this fandom has to offer <3
Enough chit chat, happy reading everybody!
Must Reads -These are the fics that I literally read over and over again without ever getting tired of them. And if you were to ask me which fics you should read first, these are it. Start with these ones.
Pink Drinks and Pick-Up Lines -Frea_O, complete, rated t, strangers au, blind date au, there is just something about this fic that makes me laugh and smile and squee every time i read it. I think its the fic i’ve reread the most i practically have it memorized by heart.
what does home look like? - sarcastic_fina, wip, rated t, series- 2works, i am SO obsessed with this fic, i just want to know what happens next and gah lovesick oliver always just makes me emotional. no island au, high school au, family feels , Lance is Felicity’s stepdad, Sara and Laurel her stepsisters kind of au. there is also a oneshot from Oliver’s pov that i practically know by heart i’ve read it so many times.
The Victory- December_Daughter , not rated, complete, fluffy chance meetings au, this fic makes me smile and my heart melt i love it
Convergence - Nightkeepyr, complete, explicit, porn, straight up porn without a plot, strangers au, sooo fucking hot
Bratva!Olicity/Mob Fics- The title speaks for itself. I adore these fics, there is just something about them that has me hooked. also this genre could be an extension of my must reads, i reread these fics all the time too.
Lengths - rosietwiggs , wip, explicit, bdsm (but focuses more on emotional aspect and not just the sexual, its so beyond incredible)
Be Still - sarcastic_fina , complete, rated t, ANGST, SO MUCH ANGST, IT HURTS, IT REALLY HURTS YOUR HEART AND SOUL AND IF YOU DO NOT CRY FROM THIS HOW ARE YOU A HUMAN BEING????
Little Talks - december_daughter, complete, rated t, friends to lovers au,
Filled with Gold - december_daughter, complete , explicit, sequel to Little Talks
Drabble Collections- So many writers in this fandom do these, they are wonderful and encompass everything from tropes and au’s to episode fixers and requests. I love reading them and they are quick reads too.
At First Sight - thatmasquedgirl, complete, rated t, all KINDS of au’s that lead to different series, all amazing. also these are more oneshots than drabbles, some of them are pretty long actually and so fucking amazing. i can not say that enough.
Domestic Olicity/Family Fics -basically these are the fics where Oliver and Felicity are married or parents, fics where there is team arrow family fluff, and even fics where Oliver and Felicity aren’t together (yet) but everyone still considers them a couple/family figures.
You can tell - mariss95, wip, rated t, everyone can see it au
Olicity + Others -Not gonna lie, sometimes I indulge myself and read some smoaking canarrow or better yet some smoaking billionaires (i mostly just read tommy felicity oliver but if you have recs for smoaking canarrow let me know, i’m not opposed). Threesomes can be so much fun.
I'm curious, what brushes do you use for lineart and coloring?
This is something I’ve discussed before, but for lineart and colouring I use Frenden’s Clip Studio/ Manga Studio brushes for clean inking and flats! They aren’t free, but they are very good for the price! However, the regular G-Pen and Mapping Pen that come with the program are pretty good too.
For the textured lineart I use pencil brushes by Kyle Webster (also not free, however).
And just to cover other bases while I’m at it, for painting I use Johannes Voss’ (free) brushes, Bastien Deharme’s (free) brushes, Kyle Webster’s numerous painting brushes, and Ilya Kuvshinov’s (Patreon) brush set.
I have loads of other brushes/sets by other artists that I use, but those are the main ones! Hope that helps.
Zak is lazy in bed and doesn’t do any work is what I heard. Tana even stated in reference to him he couldn’t find a G Spot with a map. I tend to believe it since his ego is so much cater to me I am a celebrity. foreplay is him listening to himself talk and then rewinding it.
Hi Minna !! Do you make your own brushes (particularly in MS) or do you have a place where you get them ?
For the comic I use a lot of the default brushes that I tweak just slightly for my desired purposes, in Manga Studio I especially love the mechanical pencil, the G-pen and the mapping pen for inking. The normal pencil is pretty decent for a lot of coloring.
For painting, especially in Photoshop, I use random custom brushes that I collect from different free brush packs. Googling stuff like “free Photoshop concept art brushes” or something will probably have you drowning in brushes.
For Manga Studio the pickings are slimmer, the only custom brushes I’ve installed are from a pack I bought, this one here. The presentation is ghastly, but I really love many of the traditional art brushes in the pack, like the ones named “gurgle” and “mud oil”.
Do you happen to have a list of finished Annie/Jeff fics you'd recommend? I feel like I've read all accessible ones without creating a livejournal account
well i’m pretty new to the community fandom so i can’t imagine i’ve read any that you haven’t – especially since you’ve exhausted livejournal fics (wow!) – but here’s a sampling of my favorite jeff/annie fics so far:
Hmm maybe kagakuro, 05, G and map? Thanks in advance :)
Kagami’s mother only ever tried to teach her son two things:
how to cook and how to love art. The first thing, he learned out of necessity.
The second lesson never took.
She would take him to all the museums in the city, whenever
she had a day off (which was not often). She would make him stand still in
front of every painting for at least a minute. They would spend hours in a
single museum, Kagami bored out of his mind the entire time.
“You do not go to a museum for entertainment,” his mother
reprimanded him sharply whenever he complained. “You go to a museum to
Kagami had to look up the word when he got home. The word
seemed flat on the page, describing an experience that didn’t quite fit with
the way the word sounded on his mother’s lips. Joy, the dictionary said. High-spirits.Exultant gladness. But the way his
mother said the word made it sound more akin to holiness. His mother went to
museums the same way some people went to church, and she felt something sacred
there that she never could pass on to her son.
After the divorce, after she walked out of his life forever,
Kagami spent a few lost years trying to chase after elation. It wasn’t in a museum,
that was for sure. It wasn’t in church, either. He thought maybe he could find
it on a basketball court, but even though he was never happier than when he had
a basketball in his hands, he was pretty sure it didn’t match up to the exultant gladness his mother found
staring at a Botticelli.
It’s not until Seirin that he thinks maybe he’s figured it
out. Not until the basketball they play, not until the Winter Cup, not until
battling the Generation of Miracles, not
untilKuroko that he begins to
understand what his mother was talking about.
Later, when kissing Kuroko is as second nature as breathing
and home is wherever Kuroko is, Kagami stares at his lover in awed wonder, for
minutes on end, until Kuroko gets embarrassed and covers his face and murmurs, “Kagami-kun
shouldn’t stare so much.”
And Kagami thinks he can see a map in Kuroko’s skin—the map
of Kagami’s whole life, from the point when he’s a kid, unhappy in a museum, to
where he is now, as a man so damned impressed with the one who stands by his
side. The map of where Kagami traveled in order to be here, staring at the man
he wants to spend the rest of his life with, understanding, finally, the
meaning of elation.
A/N:The words were “museum, elation, map”
and man, was that a challenging
combination. But thank you so much for the prompt! I felt very honored! (I am in
love with your KagaKuro blog. I may be having a slight “senpai noticed me!!”
moment. Thanks again!!)