he's so adorable and fantastically brilliant

anonymous asked:

47 for the prompt thing!

47. If you had to introduce someone to fanfiction with a few fics, which would you suggest?

MINE.
Ahahahahaha, just kidding. ….. half kidding. BUT SERIOUSLY

Unwritten: The original soulmate AU? This is the first YOI fic I read, before I even watched the show, and I absolutely adored it. It’s so sweet, made me want to fall in love and start writing again…

like your french girls: Can you tell I’m a giant ebenroot fangirl? Everything Shar does is incredible, but this here… Again, I read this before I watched the show. And I just screamed my way through it because everything is beautiful, and the world is brilliant, and life is amazing, and how-how-HOW can writing be this good?

Maelstorm: Fantastic character study of Victor, who is stuck in a timeloop in this fic, and how he grows and changes through his relationship with Yuuri even though everyday starts anew. It’s incredible, plus it makes use of a classic Russian fairytale and I’m all for that.

all the world’s a stage: This fic was what got me deep into the fandom, actually. It’s when I started actively seeking out more fics, commenting loads, and started interacting with other fans a bit.

Like a Fairytale: Cute or something. I hear it’s okay. In places.

John stood out in the lobby, shuffling his feet nervously and watching Irene Adler out of the tail of his eye. She was still chatting to a throng of admirers, occasionally drawing one of them near her to lay her lovely head against theirs for a photo or signing a programme with a flourish. The bouquet of plump pink roses in her arms rather put his little bunch of flowers in the shade.

John wished he could produce a similar throng for Sherlock. Sherlock so deserved to be adored. He was so busy fretting over the disparity that Sherlock’s arms were around his neck before he even noticed that Sherlock had entered the lobby.

“You came,” he murmured in John’s ear, then gave him another little squeeze and drew back, beaming.

“Yeah, of course I did!” John said with a smile that answered Sherlock’s. “You were so brilliant. It was fantastic! I loved it!”

“Do you really think so? I was afraid you’d be bored.”

“How could I be bored watching you?”

Sherlock’s shining smile grew even broader, and he tucked his head in and dropped his eyes before making any answer. “Thank you,” he said in a small, sweet voice that John scarcely ever heard from his generally brash and swaggering boyfriend.

John cleared his throat and straightened his tie, “You were amazing,” he said. “You and Irene look really good together.”

Sherlock shrugged. “She is excellent, yes. We have good chemistry. Dancing, anyway.” His eyes flicked toward Irene’s entourage, then back to John. “Let’s get out of here before she spots me and drags me into her photo ops. I don’t think I can stomach any more of her perfume tonight.” And he took John’s hand and towed him out of the theatre.

Out on the pavement, Sherlock seemed more relaxed. He was still a bit flushed and bright eyed, languid and loose-limbed from satisfaction as well as from his previous exertion. He tucked his arm through John’s and drew him along, John half jogging to keep up with Sherlock’s prance of a stride.

They stopped at a zebra crossing to wait for traffic to thin before crossing the road, and Sherlock turned to John, looking shy again.

“Those are for me?” he nodded at the flowers still tucked under John’s arm.

“Oh, yes. Sorry, I’d rather forgotten about them.” John handed over the bouquet, feeling rather shy as well. It was a bit draggled from the way he’d been carrying it, and the newspaper he’d wrapped it in wasn’t exactly enhancing its charm.

Sherlock took the bouquet and buried his nose in it at once. “Gorgeous,” he sighed. “They smell heavenly. From your mum’s garden, yes? This is my favourite shade of red. Thank you, John. I’ll dry them, so that I can keep them. They’re lovely.” He leaned over and kissed John on the cheek. John blushed like he always did when Sherlock kissed him in public. Sherlock laughed a his low, rather wicked laugh and kissed John again. “I do feel accomplished when I make you turn that colour, John. Though it’s easier in public than in private. Still I think I’ll try my hand a bit later on, if you don’t mind at all.”

John blushed deeper, but he kissed Sherlock anyway. “You are amazing,” he told him. “You are fantastic.”

  • baby james having a fantastic relationship with his family’s house elf dizzy. 
  • growing up james didnt have a lot of exposure to kids his own age, and while his mum’s book club friends were nice, they all wore too much perfume and always scolded him when he stole their scones 
  • and while his parents adored him, they worked a lot (not to mention james was a bit of a handful at times) 
  • so dizzy was always a welcome help 
  • james loved dizzy, mostly because she seemed to think that every little thing james did was brilliant and even at that age james thrived on attention
  • “mum, look at this! dad! dizzy! look at this! are you looking?!” 
  • poor dizzy racing after james when he knicked his father’s broom. dizzy hastily transforming the grass into a giant pillow so that when james got bucked off he wouldn’t break any bones 
  • james bringing (a very hesitant) dizzy along with him to spy on his parents fancy parties 
  • of course the potters were always two steps ahead of their son and would set aside a platter of treats for dizzy to bring upstairs to james when he sent her out to spy 
  • james making a pillow fortress and pretending to be the brave knight and makes the very weary dizzy play the princess in distress (complete with costumes)
  • little james holding a suitcase in one hand and the stick that his mum charmed to light up in the other, claiming he’s running away 
  • the potters biting back smiles as they beg him to stay, enjoying the sight of their dramatic child claiming he’s running off to spain and never coming back
  • james is found less than four acres away by dizzy who brings the grumpy six year old back home 
  • dizzy spinning these wild tales of james’ ancestors (because while mr potter refuses to exaggerate, dizzy seems to excel in it) and james being totally hypnotized the entire time 
  • when james gets to hogwarts, his parents write him three times a week, and within each letter is a section in which dizzy writes her own mini-letter 
rant

I apologise because this is going to be a long post - I’ve needed to get it off my chest for a while.

Okay, so I’ve loved Star Wars since I was a little girl, and I was so excited about TFA coming out.

What pisses me off is the outright bullying the cast members have gone through. From derogatory remarks about John’s skin colour, Oscar’s heritage, Carrie’s age, Adam’s face, to the fact the main character was a woman.

Here’s what I say to those people who are STILL body-shaming, are racist etc etc (Come on guys this is the 21st Century) - FUCK YOU!

I thought that the whole cast of TFA was chosen beautifully. Daisy is a badass chick and I can see that she is gonna go far. John is amazing, and his interactions in the film are brilliant. Oscar is such a handsome man, who played Poe fabulously - not to mention his on-screen chemistry with John is fantastic. Carrie hasn’t aged well? Well I think she has. Let’s not forget that she’s 60 years old - hell my mum is 54, and SHE doesn’t look as amazing as Carrie. As for Adam, I assume that when he was a kid, he was teased so much for his ears and his gangly-ness - I think it makes him look even more adorable - that he is so self-conscious of his looks he won’t watch anything he’s been in. That man is like a tall fucking puppy with eyes that look like chocolate pools I can drown in.

I don’t know if Lupita was also subject to the narrow-mindedness that the others have been, but guys, it’s 2016 for fuck sake.

Quit it with the fucking body shaming, the racist/ageist remarks, the outright bullying. Not everyone has the same tastes, looks the same, etc. We are all uniquely beautiful in our own way. The quicker y’all realise that, the sooner we all get along.

/and breathe Emma/

marmaalade  asked:

I'm not sure if this is an odd request, but could you point me to some great fics that don't have any sex scenes in them? I've spent almost all day in your blog, and I've read quite a few of what I've seen. Thank you so much for all the recs!

Hey, candyamethyst!! Thanks for asking; love this request kind of a lot. I mean, ngl, have loads of appreciation for smutty fic and love reccing them, but there is so much good sex-free fic out there that often doesn’t get the appreciation it deserves. So, here’s some of it!! Some of these do involve kissing/a little bit of making out or mention of future sex but I’m pretty sure they stay away from anything sexual other than that (let me know if you need ones that are totally free of anything and we can do that (like esp on the off-chance this is ramadan-related (which it obvs doesn’t have to be; sometimes one (myself included) just don’t wanna read smut) I don’t know the rules well enough to know what would be okay, but if there’s specific stuff you can’t or don’t want to read, lmk, there are still options)) and sometimes I see a tendency to equate lower ratings with fluff and have tried to avoid that - all sorts of genres and types of stories to be found here. Enjoy, and please remember to leave appreciation for the authors! (especially since it’s harder to come by on lower-rated fics!)

Drarry Recs: Sex-Free Fic

Another Round by disapparater - PG-13, 5.5k - Instead of the night he expects, Draco gets drinks, crisps, games and Potter.

Crystal Clear by ICMezzo - PG-13, 8k - Harry customizes a snow globe. Draco listens to centaur weather reports. Ron investigates the height of Pansy’s boots. And Hermione knows even more than everything, as usual. (No one signs up for the class for lactating witches.)

Definition by pir8fancier - PG-13, 4k - The boys participate in a spelling bee, Hogwarts-style.

Doing the Lambeth Walk by blamebrampton - PG-13, 26.5k - There are only three traditional choices for the cashed-up hero after victory. Harry Potter is too young to settle down and provide the wizarding world with a happy ending, and has too acute a sense of humour to spiral downwards into a spectacular flame-out. That leaves a life of good works. Choosing to lead it in Muggle Brixton comes with its own set of challenges, including Malfoys in the biscuit aisle.

Draco Malfoy: Toilet Supremo by who_la_hoop - PG-13, 26k - It must be a vision brought on by eating cheese sarnies too close to bedtime, Harry thinks. There’s no way that Draco Malfoy can really be standing on his doorstep, calling himself a Toilet Supremo, and expecting Harry to buy not only this unlikeliest of scenarios, but also a new loo.But no: Harry’s eyes do not deceive him. Malfoy, Lord of Toilets, is really there. Which begs a very important question: what the hell is he up to, and what evil scheme is he about to unleash? Because there must be an evil scheme … mustn’t there?

For the Public Good by blamebrampton - PG-13, 23.5k - Harry is loaned to the Muggle government to assist relations between the two governments after the London bombings. When his counterpart in the Communications team comes to him with evidence of a plot to expose wizarding Britain, he is all ears. And only in part because the messenger has such a familiar voice.

Give Me a Quiet Mind by calrissian18 - PG-13, 16.5k - Draco is Weasley’s assistant. Except for the week he’s not. Whose brilliant idea was that again? Featuring offices in Edinburgh, an epic Measley Bromance (that no one will admit exists), several unrequited crushes, fantastical revenge scenarios, coffee snobbery, the dreaded – yet adorable – toddler terror, promises of organ swapping, a play about Scottish history (no one cares), sequins, and the League of Snarky Secretaries!

Good to Me (And I’d Be So Good to You) by AWickedMemory - G, 9k - Everyone returns to Hogwarts after the war, but nothing is quite the same. Harry’s groupies are creepier than ever, Ron and Hermione are snogging all over the place, and the once-proud Draco is shuffling around like a kicked puppy. But that’s okay: Harry’s got a plan.

Lamp in the Cooling Room by Sansa - R, 9k - Draco and Harry become snared in a trap, but they’re not alone.  Love guides our path for reasons we can’t always understand.

Little Red Courgette by blamebrampton - PG-13, 31.5k - When this season’s purple courgettes are woefully thin, Draco Malfoy thinks it amounts to small beans. Next thing he knows, the Department of Standards is over-run with leeks, Brussels sprouts all sorts of legislative difficulties, and somebody appears to have put a roquette under Harry Potter. Can Draco seize a marrow victory? Or will his plans for peas be squashed?All along, Kingsley Shacklebolt finds himself pining for the good old days, when, instead of governing, all you had to worry about were Dark Lords and imminent death,

Love Lies Bleating by ICMezzo - PG-13, 5.5k - It took a very special goat to scale Draco’s lonely heart.

A Piercing Comfort by talithan - PG-13, 44.5k - When Harry Potter hits the lowest point of his life so far, it is not his friends who keep him honest. With Draco Malfoy’s patience and guidance, Harry learns to stand on his own. The thing is, after the fact—he’s no longer sure he wants to.

A Portrait of the Artist by firethesound - PG-13, 5.5k - When Harry Potter, reclusive artist, finally agrees to an interview, Draco can hardly believe that he’ll be the one to do it.

Said and Unsaid (or the Value of Knowing When to Stop Talking) by bryoneybrynn - PG,13, 15k - When the Interrogator asked if he had anything to say on his own behalf, Draco shook his head, his lips pressed tight in a thin line. There was nothing to say that wouldn’t sound like an excuse. 

See You at Eight, Potter (or, Draco Malfoy and the Impossibly Tight Jeans) by This_Bloody_Cat - PG-13, 4k - Four weeks after his twenty-second birthday, Draco found himself with a mysterious gift, a cheeky house-elf, and an assortment of wilfully unhelpful acquaintances.

No Shadow Taller Than Our Souls by khasael - G, 40.5k - Auror Potter and Unspeakable Malfoy team up to investigate a series of missing persons, and it soon becomes apparent that Dementors are involved. Despite their initial misgivings, Harry and Draco find that they need each other’s help, in more ways than one.

On the Turning Away by blamebrampton - G, 25.5k - It’s one thing to be good at not making a besotted fool of yourself over a man when he’s busy being the most famous wizard in the world and you’re tucked away quietly in Wiltshire. It’s quite another when you have to see him every morning.

One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This by geoviki - PG-13, 9.5k - Secrets and imp magic make a bad combination, and Draco will never, ever forgive Blaise for any of this.

The Pensieve Project by curiouslyfic - PG-13, 7.5k - Of the 116 Hogwarts students who took part in the final battle, only five are officially invited to the Ministry’s first annual memorial. For everyone else, there’s the Pensieve Project.

Pieces Left Incomplete by firethesound - PG-13, 2k - It’s always too quiet these days, at least until he shows up.

The Pure and Simple Truth by lettered - G, 65.5k - Harry, Draco, and Hermione go to a pub.  Harry, Draco, and Pansy go to a pub.  Harry, Draco, Pansy, and Hermione go to a pub.  Harry, Draco, Hermione and Ron go to a pub.  Harry, Draco, Hermione, Ron, and Pansy―you guessed it―go to a pub.  I could go on.  In fact, I did.   Harry, Draco, Hermione, Pansy, Ron, Blaise, Luna, Goyle, Neville, and Theodore Nott go to a pub.  In various combinations.

Quietus by November Snowflake - PG-13, 18k - To save himself and his family, Draco must disappear in plain sight—of Harry Potter, that is.

The Thread Measurer’s Apprentice by Sansa  - PG, 8k - A mysterious letter saves Scorpius’ life. When Draco discovers who sent the warning, a most unusual partnership is born.

voilà le portrait sans retouche by pasdexcuses - G, 3.5k - Sometimes, he sits behind his easel, drawing lines he has no business drawing and forgetting he’s doing this for money. The funny thing is, Draco can’t remember the last time he painted for the sheer pleasure of it.

Waters of March by geoviki - PG-13, 21.5k - Voldemort’s final victim resides with the other spell-damaged wizards in St. Mungo’s Hospital.  Harry suffers survivor’s guilt and finds an unusual beta.  Cream-colored knee-high leather boots make a brief appearance.

Welcome to Holding Hands by simeysgirl - PG-13, 10.5k - Harry and Draco, Auror partners extraordinaire, work perfectly together in the field. It’s every other minute of the day that they have arguments. Having had enough, Kingsley, gives them a choice: sort out their problems or they’re off the force. Deciding that they’d really rather keep their jobs, they go to counselling, but the therapy isn’t quite what they expected.

4!!!!!

(Art by John Rocco)

The gorgon ladies were starting to annoy Percy.

OK OH GODS FOUR DAYS I REPEAT FOUR DAYS

Anyways, at this point, we’d just suffered through the first of many agonizing year-long waits.  It’d been a rough cliffhanger- all year, we were left to ponder the horrible fact that Percy was at an enemy camp with zero memory.  Since Percy had just recently gotten with Annabeth, it was even more awful.  Talk about stressing a fandom out. 

But after 365 days of endless theorizing and worrying, we finally, finally got to see our good old Seaweed Brain again.   It wasn’t in just his POV, but somehow, it was even more eye-opening to see Percy, a character we thought we knew, from the eyes of other characters.

And those other characters?  They were pretty dang marvelous.  In The Son of Neptune, we got the awesome opportunity to meet the two newbies of the prophecy-  Hazel and Frank.

Hazel, right off the bat, shows us her sweet, caring personality.  She’s easy to like.  But pretty quickly, we learn she’s a lot darker than she lets on.  As a daughter of Pluto, she’s in control of some scary stuff.  And, oh yeah, she’s supposed to be dead.  

Frank was the character you immediately just screamed, “AWWWW!” over.  Like Hazel, this guy is super sweet.  In time, we learn that ironically, he’s a son of Mars.  His powers are exponential.  He can burn up any second.  Yet, he still manages to look out for his friends, strategize logically, and be an absolute war machine.  

Watching them fall for each other was the most adorable thing ever.  Jason and Piper had more of an interesting, sort-of romance thing going on in The Lost Hero.  And, of course, Annabeth and Percy had years of this great friendship-turned-lovers falling very slowly in love deal- which was so fantastic.  But Hazel and Frank are the ones that make your heart turn to absolute mush.  It’s ridiculous how brilliant they are together.  

So, after SoN, we had one new OTP, a new perspective on Percy, an awesome new female lead (Reyna), a new demigod camp with thought-provoking possibilities, plus even worse enemies and A REALLY ANNOYING CLIFFHANGER (again.) 

The whole gang hasn’t gotten together yet, but it’s clear they’re up against some serious evil.  

“Let me introduce you to my other family.”

PRETENDING THE HOLIDAYS ARE STILL HERE BY READING FIC INSTEAD OF WORK

FALALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU RESPONSIBILITIES

They’re all freaking awesome as usual, so please give all the Kudos to the wonderful writers in this fandom, they are the wind beneath my wings tbh

Don’t forget to check out my master list for my other recs :D

But The Monsters Are Always Hungry, Darling

Hooker!Derek AU, so hot: in which Stiles really wants a good fuck, a good fuck from a werewolf, so logically he finds Derek-the-werewolf-prostitute and they have wonderful awesomely written sex and this PWP is scorching.

Dangerous Things

(WIP) I was completely blown away by this fic which means I can’t wait until its finished to rec the hell out of it! Medieval AU, where Derek is a succubus and Stiles runs with the hunters, and it is so hot and develops so nicely and beautifully, cannot wait for more installations. 

Enamour Me - 

Fluffiest of fluffs. In which Derek writes himself steps on How To Woo Stiles. Isaac laughs at him and this is just generally schmoopy and adorable and cute. 

*It’s Called a Heart Boner

AMAZING College AU (seriously, this author never disappoints), The five times Derek saves a very drunk Stiles and the one time Stiles saves him back. There are no words for how much I loved this fic, it ticked all my boxes!

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (but please let it stop eventually)

Ah, the sweet joy of holiday fics :’). Cute human AU where the Hale family are all alive and well, and are the Stilinski’s neighbours. Stiles comes back to town for a surprise visit, only to get extremely surprised himself by the new hotness of Derek Hale and an invite to spend the holidays with the Hales. Cute and funny. 

Snow Place Like Home

Christmas AU In which there are snowball fights, werewolf snowmen, and itchy ugly sweaters from Stiles’ grandma. Super cute future fic with fluffy kisses :’)

Worth the Wait to Give You My Heart

Cute fic where Derek has left Beacon Hills, but he and Stiles start exchanging Snapchats and I’ve been really addicted to snapchatting recently so I thought this was brilliant, Perfect pining with a hint of angst! Great from secondstar as usual :)

Winter Wonderland

Christmas fic, Stiles is the abominable snowman (he is the most fluffy and adorable okay), Scott is a Christmas elf and Derek is the Great Wolf and everything is really fluffy and weird!

Winter’s Tail

Horseriding AU where Derek teaches little kids how to ride horses and Stiles ogles from afar with all the Pony Club moms. Fluffy silliness. 

You Can Call Me What You Want

Fantastic and long fic of one of my favourite AUs - Hooker AUs. Stiles is a prostitute who is very professional and good at his job, Derek is a new client. LOVED EVERY SECOND OF THIS

“Bye, Haru-chan!” He called and Haru haulted, eyes wide. Rin burst out laughing and pounded the table. Ears pink, Haru rushed out, tightly holding onto his book without further acknowledging Nagisa’s well wishes.

omfg if you guys haven’t read this free! fanfiction then your life is not complete. I was awake until 4am reading all 21 chapters of this fantastic coffee shop au with an adorable Haruka who has a stutter. T^T <3 <3

So as I welcome 2017 with welcome (slightly hesitant) arms, it’s time for my first ever follow forever! (Yay)

Of course I love all my followers and mutuals. You are all wonderful, and I’m so blessed to have such beautiful and creative people in my life and on my dashboard. But obviously some deserve a special shoutout, so without further ado… here I go :3

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Maddy, meeting you has been the most amazing thing to happen to me in 2016. You are a beautiful person inside and out and I am so privileged to call you my best friend. You deserve all the happiness in the world and I know one day you’re going to achieve all your dreams and I’ll be here cheering you on, forever proud of you. I love you so so much ❤

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Amy! You wonderful girlie! You were the sweetest and loveliest Santa ever! You truly brightened up my December and kept me smiling and for that I am forever thankful. Your blog is goals and you are stunning. I hope 2017 is amazing for you 💫

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You were one of the first blogs I followed and I’m so glad for that. You brighten my days with your continuous support and love and your poetry is truly inspirational and stunning. I hope 2017 is lovely for you 🌸

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Hannah! I’m so glad I found you on this huge website! You’re so incredibly strong and I admire you so much. Your blog is awesome, thank you for all your love and support. I hope 2017 is wonderful for you 🌼

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Randi! I enjoyed being your Santa so much and I hope I brightened your December even a little. I love your blog, and you are so pretty! I wish you so much happiness for 2017 🌻

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

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