Divided We Stand - KouriArashi - 150k - A twisting AU with matebonds, misunderstanding and prejudice.
By Any Other Name - entanglednow - 30k - He doesn’t know his name, he doesn’t know who he is, and neither does the werewolf he’s on the run with. But he’s pretty sure they hunt monsters, because they seem to be really good at it.
Sparkly Pens - mm_coconut - This isn’t your usual fic. It’s a fic/fanart. You really need to see this.
Versus - secondstar - 90k - UK football AU (soccer, yes) where Stiles is in Liverpool and Derek is in Manchester United. Read it even if you’re not interested in footie. I wasn’t.
The ETA From You To Me - Tylerfucklin - 105k - Towing company AU. The AU of AUs. The Mother AU. This one is hard to get by. Hint. Hint.
Not As Described - Febricant - 100k - AU where slavery is a thing. Stiles is human, Derek is werewolf. Slow build. Sooo good.
Dating Backwards - RemainNameless - 85k - Pornstar AU. One of the tags is “Porn with feelings”, and it is hot. Also very much pining.
Play It Again - metisket - 63k - Alternate Universe AU. Living Hales. Very slow build that doesn’t really end with more than hints of Sterek, but so, so, incredibly good. Magic!Tattooed!Stiles who is a BAMF.
Indelible Marks - billtheradish - 200k+ - AU with living Hales and Derek as a tattoo artist. Derek’s POV, slow build, and one of the best fics out there. It’s still updating. Amazing.
1. Accept that you are sad. Do not ignore your emotions – feel them. Realize you are lonely and scared and that’s okay. There is nothing wrong with emotions; there is nothing to be afraid of.
2. Your mantra will be they are gone, they are gone, they are gone. Do not look for them to come back – they never will. They are gone. I’m sorry.
3. Remember that there are 7 billion people on this world – that means 6,999,999,999 of them are not lost to you.
4. Remember that there are 7 billion people on this world – that means 6,999,999,999 of them are not you. You are incredible and unique and whole, all by yourself. You do not need anyone to be complete.
5. Burn their old pictures and throw out their t-shirts; feel your grip loosen. You are letting go, now. Embrace it.
Lately, M.O.D. has been on a journey and revisiting his childhood.But here are some of his favourite books, childhood or otherwise.
Indian in The Cupboard series - Lynne Reid Banks:
This book series was a vital part of M.O.D.’s childhood, and still holds up today. It was responsible for his love and respect of culture, history, and literature. It starts out very lighthearted, but gets darker as it goes on. It’s about a boy named Omri and follows his adventures with a magic key that is able to make toys into vessels for real, living people. It faces moral questions and is surprisingly mature. M.O.D. would not be the same without this book. It also features an adorable cowboy. Possible triggers: Burns, Fire, violence, and a brief suggestion of rape in the last book.
American Gods - Neil Gaiman:
Another one of M.O.D.’s favourites. It’s about a protagonist named Shadow, who gets mixed up in a war between the gods of the old and new worlds. Perhaps M.O.D. is biased, since he’s a pagan, but he adores anything that takes its subject material seriously and treats it with respect. Not for children. Possible triggers: Violence, sex, manipulation, prostitution
If you’re into comics:
Bizenghast - M.Alice
A story of growth and acceptance. Bizenghast is all about a cursed town, and the protagonist, Dinah, struggles with depression. She is tasked with freeing the souls of the dead from their dreams, sending them to either heaven or hell. She learns to accept herself and how to deal with her mind and emotions. With everything going on in her life, it seems like it couldn’t get any worse.
Or could it?
M.O.D. loves this series so much, he built the armor one of the characters wears! Possible triggers: Body horror, gore, violence, death.
Fables - Dark Horse Comics Very similar to American Gods, but instead of Gods it features characters from fairytales and folk tales! Gepetto has created an army of puppets in order to take over all other worlds. All of the Fables are forced into taking refuge in the mundane world. Triggers: Sex, violence, gore
Other books M.O.D recommends:
Battle Royale, Peter and the Starcatchers, Genju no Seiza, On a Pale Horse, Things Not Seen, Deltora Quest, Skulduggery Pleasant, Dragons of Pern series.
Le situazione di Lui e di Lei
Karin Chibi Vampire
Bokura Ga Ita
Vampire Knight Guilty
Kaichou wa Maid-sama
Dantalian no Shoka
Uta no Prince-sama
Death Note II
Black Butler II
Ao no Exoecist
Hakushaku to Yousei
Kimi ni Todoke
Black Rock Shooter
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai
Hidan no Aria
Oniichan no Koto Naka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!
Hotarubi no Mori OAV
Mayoi Neko Overrun!
I love you Baby
Inu x Boku SS
Oni chi-chi re-born
Boku wa Tomadachi ga Sukunai
Zero no Tsukaima
Zero no Tsukaima Futatsuki no Kishi
Zero no Tsukaima Princess no Rondo
Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru
Dance in the Vampire Bund
Papa to Kiss in the Dark
Boku wa Imouto koi wo Suru
Kiss x Sis
NADIA-Il mistero della Pietra Azzurra
Chuunibyou demo Koi ha Shitai!
Asa Made Jugyou Chu! OAV
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru
Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi
Ouran Host Club
Date A Live!
Shingeky no Kyojin
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga nai 2
Kyoukai no Kanata
Uta no Prince-sama:Maji Love 2000%
Do you feel an earthquake in your soul when he looks you in the eyes? Does his stare make you second guess your life goals?
He once told me I put the stars in the sky and I believed him. If he tells you the same thing, make sure he means it.
The first time I heard him cry, I felt my heart shatter into a thousand shards of glass. I hope, for your sake, you never have to go through that.
He hasn’t smoked since we met. Thank him for me if you get the chance.
If you get the pleasure to listen to his 12am drunk calls, thank god. They forced me to believe there had to be something holy out there.
One time, he wrote me a poem. He said it wasn’t fair that I had all this poetry about him and he had none about me. That’s the day I knew it was love.
You’re really lucky.
I know. He’s hard to handle sometimes. Please, try your best. He’ll make you want to scream and break your dishes and rip your curtains into shreds, but god; it’s worth it.
I never met someone with such a way with words. The way he could persuade anyone in the world to ponder whether the galaxies even existed. He made me wonder if I even existed.
I wish it was me. I wish I could be the one to kiss him in the stairwell of an abandoned building, to hold him while the sun lowered out of sight, to be there for him when his mom calls to cancel plans for the third time that month. But I can’t. And you can. Take advantage of that. Before someone else does.