hard to pick my top six since my last top 6

Broduce 101: Episode 8 (Quick Livestream Recap)

This post contains spoilers.

Alright, I missed a bit of the first half which must have been fanservice, because I was tossed into eliminations straight up.

I recapped the first half here!

  • It was pretty awful, with the boys talking about their dreams and hopes with the elimination sword swinging above their heads. They keep talking about Jihoon and his number one rank. It was not entertaining.
  • What was entertaining, however, was the little segment they prepared with Hwiseung and to do that punching strength machine thing.
  • Kim Dongbin started it off and did surprisingly well. 
  • Minki expanded his shoulders to go try knock him off the #1 chair. He’s really so good at variety, strutting and playing himself up, but his score wasn’t even near enough to beat Dongbin’s surprising 917.
  • Sunghyuk, the muscled dark horse topped it easily.
  • Of course Ong-ssi had to come be casually confident. He snorted derisively at the score, and went to the back of the hall to charge up his power run before punching the machine and….did not reach the 900s. He said sheepishly said he’ll try to be humble.
  • BNM are embarrassed of their Donghyun hyung and his gags, but the guy outpunched Sunghyuk easy.
  • A lot of the other trainees tried and got close, until Manly Man Real Oppa Sexy Bandit was hyped and brought on. He gets nervous about the burden before punching the machine hard.
  • Samuel: OH. MY GOD.
  • He tied with Donghyun. They both face off, Donhyun got 949 and Sexy Bandit punched to a cool 950. He did a shy little Nayana victory chant.
  • Thank god BoA is back. She’s perfunctory but not annoying. She’s also really bad at acting to build anticipation so it’s endearing.
  • Mnet doesn’t clean their audio very well. I keep hearing background audio from floor mics when they walk to their seats.
  • Yehyun got in in the early 30s (!!!!)
  • Kwon Hyunbin is in. He said some stuff about working hard (cut to shots of Jonghyun and Auntie Jisung), looking a lot like the Monsta X rapper with pink hair. BoA asked if he’s been working hard and the trainees said yes, because they’re polite kids. 
  • I’m not sure if they’re trying to Brohye him, but he does have his own section of fans. I believe there were rumours some fans are buying spots for him from voters, but its uncertain how far his looks will carry him even with the helpful edits and apologies. 
  • Jang Moonbok dropped to a petty 32. He looked beautiful though, they’ve started to style his hair instead of lazily flat ironing it. He had a half ponytail and large gold rimmed glasses. So pretty. His thank you speech was humble, he said he’ll work slow and steady like a tortoise to earn his spot. He’s actually good with his words, his raps mimic his speaking style a lot.
  • Kenta made it at 31! It’s a risk spot, but lowkey incredible how little screentime he gets. 
  • RBW Lee Gunhee who was the Amazing Kiss main vocal, BoA points out, and he had the 110,00 vote benefit. His label mate, Hwanwoong, did not :|
  • Brand New Music Donhyun made it at 29! I was  worried about him too! 
  • BNW Park Woojin, who’s been getting really popular lately, was 14. He didn’t see Youngmin trying to congratulate him and ran up as though he was ignoring him and then had to run back to hug his hyung properly lol 
  • God that awful music library with the mournful instrumentals.
  • Park Woodam made it at 28. He hugged his fellow HF trainee, Woo Jinyoung, whose face started settling into resignation as the numbers went up.
  • Noona killer Hunus Kim Sanggyun made it!!!! 
  • Baby maknae Lee Woojin was safe too.
  • FNC Yoo Hwiseung was not, as handsome as he looked that day. It was awful because he kept smiling and playing around with the camera when it swung past him. I’m really going to miss him, he reminds me of Nam Woohyun so much at some angles too. When will Infinite comeback.
  • Ardor and Able Ha Sungwoon made it too, thank fucking god. He’s blond now. 
  • I’m not as excited about that. Please don’t keep the frizzy bleach.
  • WH Creative Seo Sunghyuk, my unintentional meme boy, has been gaining traction and was safe. He cried a little at his rapid, unexpected rise through the ranks. Even the trainees were a bit surprised at his rank.
  • Yuehua Lee Euiwoong made it in the early 20s. Ahn Hyunbseob was in at 20, he thanked Woojin and gave him a heart, while also thanking the voters. 
  • The Chinese Yuehua boys, Jung Jung and Justin, were eliminated. It’s a shame, they were definitely idol material. I’m keen to see what Yuehua has planned with the boys, hopefully after a few more vocal classes.
  • The Vibe Label Kim Tadeong, the vampire flower boy from SoY was in, along with his teammate Noh Taehyun, who was a rank above at 21.
  • Pledis Minki made it at 20
  • Brave Samuel’s dropped to 16 though they mentioned he had one of the highest views on his fancam (Auntie Jisung gave him that reassuring thumbs up). Samuel, thankfully, has gone back to chocolate brown hair.
  • Chun Arctic Fox Kim Yongguk was safe, so was Bae Jinyoung.
  • Starship Jung Sewoon dropped to 17, and clarified that he was not scared of Dongho (’Yes, well done!’ piped in Baekho, as he spoke) but Gwanghyun didn’t make it, my poor baby :(
  • MMO Yoon Jisung made it at 15 and all the trainees hugged him and called him an ajhumeoni lol. His weird clapping thing has become a gag for real.
  • I love you, Auntie Jisung, the only ray of sunshine in this mess.
  • Cube Yoo Seonho was 13. Baby Chick knew he was going to be safe, making BoA laugh. He chestbumped his hyungs on stage and called Guanlin a superstar, saying he knew the lower ranked Cube trainee was going to be him lol
  • Pledis’ “Power Sexy” Baekho was 11. He smiled like a big baby, even though everyone thinks he’s sexy and rough. BoA made him do aegyo and I, his noona, approve. 
  • He sat down on his 11 chair and said, very cutely, ‘Wow, it’s so high.’
  • Cre.Ker Joo Haknyeon was 10.
  • Jaehwan was 9, he got embarrassed seeing his face on the big screen and said he’ll work hard to become a worthy vocal. BoA asked him to sing Sorry, Sorry to fill broadcast time.
  • MMO Kang Daniel dropped to 8. His wrist seems to be injured. Since he thanked his noonas in Busan satoori last time, he thanked his dongsaengs in Seoul accent this time lol
  • Ong Sungwoo was in at 7, and apparently he has predominately male fans (Yoo Seonho: I’m a fan too). He did an extra little thank you and reenacted his high note gag from the Get Ugly performance
  • Pledis Minhyun was 6. Everyone was shook by how handsome he is on that big screen. He picked Jaehwan as someone he wants to debut with.
  • BNM Im Youngmin was at 5 - he was trending the last few weeks but it’s been found out that he had a girlfriend this week, so it’s safe to assume he’s going to drop rapidly now. 
  • He did his alpaca dance to celebrate his entrance to top 11. Cute.
  • BNM Lee Daehwi was 4, which is a relief. After being cyber bullied, he’s being very careful with his words, not revealing his ambition for being number 1. He thanked his mum in America and bounced to his seat, clearly relieved.
  • Lai Guanlin got ready to stand up as she spoke about handsomeness lol but Park Jihoon was number 3. He thanked his fans and said he loved his mum. We got an unnecessary peek into his journey like he’s being eliminated or something. He only dropped 2 ranks, geez. 
  • Taiwanese baby chick Lai Guanlin shot all the way up to 2. He feels the burden of being a six month trainee, which means he’s self aware if nothing else because this is a disproportionate and totally unwarranted rise. They can’t actually debut this kid yet along the likes of Jaehwan, Daehwi and Ong-ssi, as much as I like him and think he has potential.
  • Hilariously though, he asked his CEO to buy them delicious food.
  • Nation’s Leader Angel GodJonghyun maintains his number 1. Good on you, Wartortle!! 
  • He did his pose as a victory ceremony and apologised to Jihoon. Aw, he’s scared as much as he’s happy, he said.
  • OUI Kim Donghan was saved by the skin of his teeth at 35. The anticipation to have to wait till the end and the guilt made him cry (Kenta teared up instantly of course).
  • HIM Park Sungwoo, aka Tip Toe Oppa, was eliminated. He’s handsome but there wasn’t much to back up his hype, I guess.
  • Wings’ Kim Youngjin and Kiwi Media Kim Dongbin, who survived the last elims on the back of pity votes, were cut. Dongbin dropped to last after that embarrassing rap position battle mission, while Youngjin, who I think showed actual improvement, was eliminated while he was ahead.
  • Hong Eunki, Lee Insoo, Sangbin, S.How Namhyun, Yoon Heeseok were eliminated. 
  • So were Kiwon, The Vibe Jaechan and my man K-Tigers’ Byun Hyunmin. 
  • There shall be no more acrobatics.
  • MMO Joo Jinwoo was eliminated too. I mean, I’m thankful he made it as far as he did, but he was so handsome and such a good singer. I hope he gets to debut when MMO prepares their group :(
  • My poor boy Kim Seonglee too. His voice really was one of my favourites. It had real resonance, and he sounded so well trained, fully in control of his lovely tone. I truly believe he’s too good for this show. I mean, it didn’t even get him any screen time or hype of any sort.
  • I wonder how FNC will ruin Yoo Hwiseung’s potential idol career for me. He was another person I think could have made it to top 22 at least with more screentime.
  • Dongsu made everyone cry as he was eliminated at 36. The S.How boys have had a hard time in this industry.
  • All the tears. Far out.
  • Woo Jinyoung, he really deserved better, that boy was such a good rapper. Woodam sobbed as they hugged. I almost cried too, but my tears were of sheer bitterness and resentment.
  • Nation’s Leader GodJonghyun led the bowing to the national producers, with next week (re)splitting the trainees for concept evals. 
  • It’s going to be interesting to see the rankings shift from now. There’s talk of a 2-trainee per voter shift for the system. It’ll throw off the rankings considerably, going off how turbulent this season’s been.
  • Below’s a comprehensive top 11 from this week’s ranking.
  1. Kim Jonghyun 
  2. Lai Guanlin 
  3. Park Jihoon 
  4. Lee Daehwi 
  5. Im Youngmin 
  6. Hwang Minhyun
  7. Ong Sungwoo 
  8. Kang Daniel 
  9. Kim Jaehwan 
  10. Joo Haknyeon 
  11. Kang Dongho  

As always, please let me know if you spot any errors or have any questions!

my top stucky fics

The top fifteen that nobody asked for. 

Disclaimer: I preface this by saying that, as is virtually everything on my blog, this list is strictly my opinion. When I was new to the fandom, I did a lot of skimming through other blogs and ao3 to find what were considered good “introductory” works. I found a lot of great stuff that way, and this is me passing along the favor. If you’re a veteran of stucky hell, then most or all of these are probably familiar and well-loved. 

Generally speaking, these stick fairly closely to the established MCU canon - although, that just begs for an AU version…

That said - for brevity’s sake I didn’t include the often-lengthy tags from each story, and you’ll notice I tend to favor the E ratings (hehe). If you do follow the links from this post, please heed the tags. The last thing I want is someone finding themselves in a place they really, really did not want to go. 

I’ve rambled enough. Happy reading!

1. Not Easily Conquered by dropdeaddream, WhatAreFears

Summary: “Ladies and gentlemen of the jury,” Peggy says, “These are the times that try men’s souls.”

2. United States v. Barnes, 617 F. Supp. 2d 143 (D.D.C. 2015) by fallingvoices, radialarch
Teen And Up Audiences

Summary: The Associated Press @AP
Winter Soldier set to stand trial for Washington D.C. massacre and treason apne.ws/1og6SWE

3. The man on the bridge by boopboop  (Restricted to AO3 users only)

Summary: ”Steve Rogers turning up at Tony’s door in the middle of the night might be a bit out of character, but it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility. Stranger things have happened.Steve Rogers turning up at Tony’s door with an amnesiac assassin - who may or may not have some of Tony’s personally designed hardware attached where his arm should be - well that’s just far too interesting to turn away, even if Tony is trying to avoid all things S.H.I.E.L.D these days.

4. Little Lies to Get Me By by OhCaptainMyCaptain

Summary: Forced into a traumatizing situation that neither can control, Bucky and Steve have to confront their feelings for each other. It’s a long road ahead…–WARNING: Some dub-con activities up to about chapter 6 (from an outside source; neither Steve nor Bucky are the perpetrators). *WARNING TAG FOR NON-CON IS ONLY APPLICABLE UP TO CHAPTER 6. THERE IS NO RAPE IN THIS STORY.*

5. lacuna by alcibiades

Summary: The Winter Soldier doesn’t remember Steve Rogers, but he needs Rogers’ help.OR: The one where Bucky doesn’t remember Steve, but falls in love with him anyway.

6. 4 Minute Window by Speranza

Summary: “Look, if they catch me,” Bucky muttered, “they’re either going to kill me or they’re going to put me in a box with a little window and—Steve, I can’t.”

7. Out of the Dead Land by emilyenrose

Summary: Someone is building machines that look and act like people.Meanwhile, the Winter Soldier tries to be Bucky Barnes.

8. Our Perceived Realities by SkyisGray

Summary: Bucky Barnes has always lived at the edge of Steve’s map. From grade school to church to this foul-smelling dock job, where Bucky heaves crates around and Steve counts figures in the dark, cool office, they’ve always been close enough to be aware of each other but too far to strike up any real friendship.

They’ve lived in the same neighborhood among the same stock of beaten-down Irish immigrants their whole lives, and they’ve had three proper conversations.

9. Not Another Supersoldier Fantasy by triedunture

Summary: Bucky finds a popular sex toy modeled on Captain America’s own anatomy. Well, isn’t this just perfect? Because even after all this time, he still hasn’t seen Steve’s supersoldier cock. But apparently in this day and age anyone with $29.95 can get a decent replica. The unfairness of this is of galactic proportions.

10. Ain’t No Grave (Can Keep My Body Down) by spitandvinegar

Summary: It’s six in the morning, and Steve is heading out on a run when he nearly trips over a bouquet of sunflowers on the front steps of his brownstone.For a second paranoia takes over, and he kicks the flowers a little, waiting for them to explode. They don’t. They also came with a card, which he picks up. The front of the card has a tasteful picture of the Brooklyn bridge at sunset. It’s very nice and sedate, like the kind of card you would buy to give to your boss. On the inside someone has written a short message in big, shaky block letters.I AM SORRY FOR SHOOTING YOU.Steve sits down hard on the steps.

11. Like a Cruel Mistress Woos by Salvia_G

Summary: Steve has struggled with the modern world since he woke up, and mostly he and it have called it a draw. When the Winter Soldier comes in from the cold, asking for help in recovering his identity as James Buchanan Barnes, Steve is thrilled. Finally, he’s going to have a friend and ally who understands what it’s like. He’s getting Bucky back, and he couldn’t be happier.But six months later, James is well enough to be living in Avenger Tower, making moves on Natasha Romanov, occasionally fighting the forces of evil alongside the Avengers, and adapting to modern life like he was born in 1987 instead of 1917.And he wants nothing to do with Steve.Maybe it’s time to figure out what Steve wants if he doesn’t have Bucky. What he can live with. What’s not worth living without.Featuring a confused and questioning Steve Rogers, a Tony Stark with a daddy complex, a Bucky Barnes whose mouth needs to be washed out with soap, a Natasha Romanov who likes her cars fast and her boys bad, and a handful of OMCs with designs on Steve. But I promise you’ll come to love them just as much as Steve does. Most of them.

12. Pianissimo by Odsbodkins

Summary: Steve and Bucky from the 30s to 1945. Inspired by an Avengerkink prompt about Steve and Bucky hiding their relationship

13. The Sole Unquiet Thing by belial

Summary: You’re a killer, a monster, a machine; a soldier, a weapon, a hit man and a whore. So why is it, when Captain America looks at you, you feel like you’re redeemed?

14. the nightmare from which I am trying to awake by Speranza 

Summary: “You gotta bring him in, Cap.” Tony Stark, distant: on speakerphone. “You can come in to me, or you can go to—well, I don’t know who else is left. But you gotta bring him in.”

15. Don’t Ask by AnnaFugazzi

Summary: Captain America and Bucky Barnes were like brothers. Everyone knew that.

These were just too good to pass up - they don’t quite hit the “epic” mark, but are far and away some of the best I’ve read. Enjoy!

1. My Baby’s Just As Mean As Me by zetsubonna

Summary: Anon Request: Steve talking dirty while he works on wringing -just one more- orgasm out of an already wrecked Bucky?

2. baby baby baby come back by gyzym
General Audiences

Summary: You and me? We’re not the war.

3. The Snow Prince by mtothedestiel

Summary: or: Nora Barnes-Rogers needs a bedtime story. Later, Steve likes to hear the grown-up version.

More Than Friends


Request:  Can u do a fanfic where the reader and Dean are like best friend and the reader is younger like 5-8 years and is bobby’s niece and they fall in love and start a relationship and r nervous to tell everyone because of the age difference and they have to tell Bobby and sam(who is like a very protective older brother) so they hide it for a while but get caught making out by Sam and end up telling every one but it all ends happy and fluffy sorry this is so long

{I also apologize for quoting Gilmore Girls, but I had to because I’m obsessed and it seem necessary for the situation. Oh yeah, this also takes place during season 6.}

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The Top Harry/Louis fics of April 2015 (on Ao3)

Hi! Welcome to the latest installation of The top fics of the month. As usual these are kudo sorted. Several of these fics have more than 1000 kudos, which hasn’t been usual the last couple of months. Happy reading! (More fic  lists here)

1. Like an Animal (I Wanna Feel You From the Inside)   by  Bottomlinson    

Louis leans a little closer. It’s not difficult – not with the way he’s already pressed so close, straddling Harry’s hard hips with Harry’s equally hard dick nestled tightly between his cheeks. The paramedic clears his throat and looks away. (Harry and Louis get a little stuck. Literally.)  

2. You Burn With the Brightest Flame   by  Sarcasticfluentry      

Harry frowns, thinking that he shouldn’t have to be glad about what gender he is, just like omegas shouldn’t have to be scared and nervous that anyone they meet might want to hurt them. He wonders why none of this occurred to him before, how he possibly could’ve just sailed through life before this without realizing how fortunate he was being born a beta. That seems a bit too serious of a conversation for Simon Cowell’s waiting room, though, so Harry puts an arm around Louis’s shoulders and teases, “You say that like you’re old or something. Two years isn’t that big of a difference!”

“Tell me that when you’re eighteen and looking back on this conversation,” Louis says.

“Well that’s - that’s different, isn’t it? We could be anywhere in two years, we could be famous.”

Louis’s eyes light up, his smile widening. “You think so?”

…or, the X-Factor Era A/B/O fic.

3. Temporary Tattoos, Hotel Hearts, Horizon Homes   by  Teumessian

Louis is just 18 and ends up in 2015 for one day at Harry’s request, one day to make sure his spirit is strong and hopeful enough to take him to the X Factor and end him up where he’s supposed to be. Aka, the one where Harry makes sure Louis knows how amazing he is.        

4.  I’ll Bring the Bread Because Boy, You’re the Jam   by  Scagnetism

Just when he’s about to stop clicking the next button and claim defeat, maybe put some posters up around town, he’s met with a picture of white cardstock lying on a table, words written in black Sharpie with careful, deliberate strokes.  “Hiiii,” it reads, “if you’re reading this, you’ve found my camera!  I’d love it if you could contact me so I can get it back.  It’d be the nice thing to do.”

Or the AU where Harry loses his camera.  Louis finds it.  They fall for each other via email.                                

5.  May We Stay Lost On Our Way Home   by    LoadedGunn               

 Harry thought he had a handle on things. He hasn’t gotten papped in over a month, even the most zealous of fans have given up on finding his location, the Fortress is starting to look hospitable, and Niall just learned how to make shrimp bisque. Even having a massive crush on a gorgeous mythical woodland creature was working out for him.

 Most of the time.

On March 31st, Harry Styles disappears. Though many speculate, only two people know where to find him: Niall, his former guitarist, and Zayn, who follows where Niall leads.

The fact the biggest boy band in the world broke up two weeks earlier might be related to the disappearance. The fact Harry meets a fairy named Louis in the woods is a whole other matter.

(Liam is a centaur.)

6.  Leave It to the Breeze   by    Hattalove

 Louis couldn’t be prouder of his bake, but there’s something—there’s something. Something about Harry Styles and the earnest way he measures, pours, mixes, scrapes. Something about the tip of his tongue poking out of his mouth as he knocks the air out of his batter.

or a great british bake off au in which louis cares about winning and winning only, harry is made of sunshine and rainbow sprinkles, and niall sticks his nose into other people’s business. also featuring liam as louis’s best friend-slash-concerned mother, and zayn as a macaron connoisseur.

7. I See Your Colours and I’m Dying of Thirst      by  Taking_Sweet_Time

Harry asks Louis for a tattoo, but forgets to mention that he’s got a little bit of a… problem when it comes getting inked. Shenanigans ensue.

Or, a very dumb fic about Harry’s fucking whale (maybe) tattoo.

8.  The Edge of My Seat    by   MiniMangaFan

Louis picks up his phone, arching a brow at Harry. “You want me to tweet him and fuck you at the same time?”

Harry nods eagerly. “Please.”

Or, Louis drags Naughty Boy on Twitter and fucks Harry at the same time.            

 9.  Read You for Some Kind of Poem    by   Mentalistecbm               

He likes to imagine that he’s always aware of Harry’s eyes on him, but the spark that flashes across his body at how often Harry licks his lips while looking at his throat doesn’t feel like something he’s explicitly and consciously acknowledged before, but it feels familiar. Usual. Right.

(Louis is human, and Harry is lucky enough to be his vampire boyfriend.)

10.  Just A Feeling   by     Whoknows

The first time that Harry thinks about marriage in relation to Louis, he’s eighteen years old, standing in the middle of a crowded frat house, six drinks down and another in his hand.

It’s not the first time that he’s laid eyes on Louis. It’s not even the second time, or the third time, but Harry doesn’t believe in denying what his brain is trying to tell him, and his brain has been telling him that Louis might be the prettiest person in the world ever since that first fateful meeting, when Harry hadn’t been able to stop looking and Louis had ‘accidentally’ spilled his tea all over Harry’s lap in retaliation.