helix and stuff

Most popular fics of 2015

✔ subjectively sorted by Hits || alphabetically listed || as of 2017.06

  1. 9 times Harry kissed Draco and the 1 time Draco kissed Harry by LockWhoSuper [4k] 
  2. 19 Years and 5 Minutes Later by TheMightyFlynn [202k]
  3. Animus Nexus by MystyVander [96k]
  4. Any Instrument by @dictacontrion [131k]
  5. Appearances by twistedmiracle [103k]
  6. Bad Medicine by playout [25k]
  7. A Convenient Impracticality by @firethesound [38k]
  8. Curiosity by @gracerene09 [2k]
  9. Dear Diary by @teddylacroix [20k]
  10. The Destiny You Sold by @tryslora [58k] 
  11. Don’t mind if I keep your tie (And your heart, babe) by Ingi [21k] 
  12. Draco at Nineteen by birdsofshore [5k]
  13. Endowment by @dictacontrion [10k]
  14. For Revenge by @gracerene09 [2k]
  15. The Four Ds of Apparition (or: Destination, Determination, Deliberation, and Dicks) by @eidheann & @firethesound [36k]
  16. The Green Vial by @eidheann [31k]
  17. Harmonised Consciousness by @tali-zora [24k]
  18. Harry Potter and the Alpha-Omega Bond by Becstar7 [20k]
  19. Helix by @natasha-stawarski-does-stuff [92k] 
  20. hello goodbye (‘twas nice to know you) by @tamerofdarkstars [4k]
  21. Hung Like a Horntail by @lqtraintracks [2k]
  22. I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor by birdsofshore [27k]
  23. An Image of Lethe by Lomonaaeren [168k]
  24. In His Nature by create_serenity [20k]
  25. It Takes a Village by @natasha-stawarski-does-stuff [24k]
  26. It’s the Love of the Chase (That Created the Ride) by lumosed_quill [13k]
  27. Kiss Me (Under the Light of a Thousand Stars) by Iwao & @sophiefrench77 [114k]
  28. Lessons in Humility by playout [86k]
  29. Like Diamonds We Are Cut With Our Own Dust by raitala [10k]
  30. Love In Slow Motion [11k]
  31. Make Me a Headline (I Want to Be That Bold) by @dictacontrion [31k]
  32. The Name on Your Forehead by @aroaceteddy [10k]
  33. Nature of the Beast by Lomonaaeren [126k]
  34. Nightcall by @femmequixotic​ & @noeeon [116k]
  35. The One Where Harry’s a Top-Virgin by @rebeccajamesbooks [5k]
  36. The Printed Press by @soupy-george [119k]
  37. The Rewards of Bravery by @heaven-is-my-hell [13k]
  38. Right Hand Red by lumosed_quill [73k]
  39. Rorschach by @gracerene09 [5k]
  40. Scurrilous by @natasha-stawarski-does-stuff [25k]
  41. Slip Into My Lover’s Hands by @lqtraintracks [5k] 
  42. The Standard You Walk Past by @bafflinghaze [46k]
  43. Starfall by Lomonaaeren [196k]
  44. Such Great Heights by @dddraconis [93k]
  45. Synchronicity by @everything-a-wolf-could-want [35k]
  46. Tease by penpenhooray [1k]
  47. Temptation on the Warfront by alizarincrims0n [180k]
  48. There’s a Pure-Blood Custom For That by Lomonaaeren [105k]
  49. Unbuttoned by @eidheann [6k]
  50. Unexpected Consequences by @heaven-is-my-hell [39k]

other years

lyfewithmarissa  asked:

In what order do you think the fighters got their arms, and at what age? :0

  • Master Mummy was the first, I think he had his ARMS when he was still alive. I’m not sure of his age, though. 
  • Kid Cobra was the 2nd person to get his ARMS. He was born with them, so he’s had them since birth. 
  • Ninjara was the third. He’s 21 now, but I think he got his ARMS when he was 17. He used his ARMS abilities throughout his college education. 
  • Helix was the fourth. He was created with his ARMS ability, so he’s had it since birth. He’s 2 years old now. 
  • Spring Man was the fifth. I think he may have gotten his ARMS when he was 18. He spent a while training to join the ARMS league once he found out he had ARMS. 
  • Min Min got her ARMS when she was 16. She had been training in martial arts for years. It took her some time to adjust to using her ARMS more, instead of mainly relying on her legs in a fight. She was the sixth person to get her ARMS. 
  • Twintelle was the seventh person to get her ARMS. She was already a very fit and healthy person, but it took time to get used to using her ARMS, and trying to transition to the ARMS league from acting. She got them when she was 25.
  • Ribbon Girl was the eighth, she got them when she was 16. At the time, though, she was deeply involved in her singing career, and it took her a while to get into fighting with the ARMS league. 
  • Mechanica built her ARMS-mech when she was 14, but spent months learning to fight with it and making adjustments to suit her fighting style. She was the ninth person to get her ARMS. 
  • Byte and Barq were the tenth to get their ARMS. They were made with them, but are a very recent model of robots. They’re only a few months old. 

Top 10 longest fics posted on AO3 this month

1. Kiss Me (Under the Light of a Thousand Stars) by Iwao & @sophiefrench77 [E, 114.7k]

Harry rescues Draco Malfoy from Azkaban, where he has been imprisoned for three years after the war. Draco is not as Harry remembers, as Azkaban leaves its mark on even the strongest of wizards. With no memory of who he was or how he came to be in Harry’s care, Draco needs Harry’s help if he is to have any hope of making a full recovery. But Harry has his own demons to fight and together with saving Draco, Harry must also discover a way to find himself. 
2015 Harry Big Bang

2. Golden Protector by @kittylin15 [M, 114.2k]

After his trial Malfoy’s informed Voldemort promised the werewolf Greyback him in payment. For his own protection at school he’s assigned his own auror bodyguard. Because Harry testified at Malfoy’s trial he thinks its his duty to make sure he’s fine, and friendship spawns from it and maybe more. He has a bad feeling about the auror who was assigned. 

3. There’s a Pure-Blood Custom For That by Lomonaaeren [M, 105.5k]

The day that Harry stops Draco Malfoy and his son from being bothered in the middle of Diagon Alley starts a strange series of interactions between him and Malfoy. Who knew there was a pure-blood custom for every situation? 

4. Helix by @natasha-stawarski-does-stuff [E, 92.8k]

Seven months after the end of the war, Harry is feeling lost. Fortunately, he is about to be offered an unexpected and sparkling chance to find himself again. 
★ Advent fic 2014

5. The Hidden Tower by @lampsprite-art [M, 74.5k]

Apparently, the only place Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy can get on without coming to blows (at least most of the time) is at the top of a tower, hidden deep within Hogwarts. Or the one in which magic has a way of getting people to come together, whether they like it or not. 

6. ‘Twas Brillig by @mab-speaks [E, 73.9k]

Harry reads a chapter of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to his children before bed every night and through the story, he and his middle child find an ally in each other as they, along with Alice, discover a world that just doesn’t seem to make sense when taken at face value. The more aware Harry becomes - embracing his child’s reality - the more motivated he is to build a wizarding world that is fully inclusive, and by processing these life lessons finds he’s able to connect with another person in ways that have always eluded him. 
2015 Harry Big Bang 

7. Right Hand Red by @lqtraintracks [E, 73.1k]

‘Harry felt Malfoy’s breath on his lips as they came together over the bottle, hands firmly planted on the floor as though they each needed their familiar soil, refusing to cross into enemy territory. Except that Malfoy no longer felt like his enemy. Malfoy felt inevitable.’
2015 Harry Big Bang

8. The Wild Hunt by dannyfranx [M, 64.5k]

Harry thinks that the magical sites of Great Britain are fascinating, historic, and, in the winter, absolutely beautiful. It’s just a shame that they seem so intent on trying to kill him. 
★ Advent fic 2014

9. A Lion’s Heart by @writcraft [E, 62.9k]

Harry Potter returned to Hogwarts after the war to finish his schooling, with the blessing of Kingsley Shacklebolt and the promise of a job as an Auror. All he wanted was an easy year without any complications. He didn’t count on Draco Malfoy barging into his life and knocking everything sideways. When Harry and Draco are forced apart, Harry must learn how to carry on living and loving. Ghosts from the past come back to life, and when two loves collide Harry faces the toughest decision of his life. A story about love, growing up and how, when it comes to matters of the heart, nothing is ever simple. 
2015 Harry Big Bang

10. Defined by love by lyonessheart [E, 54.3k]

If there is one thing that Harry knows beyond a doubt, it is that he wants a family with children. Breaking up with Ginny and coming out as gay only means he’ll have to be unconventional once again, and adopt. After all, family is defined by love and not by blood. Struggling with a system that doesn’t really do adoption, he takes on two foster children, and finally – via private adoption agency – a little girl. If only her eyes weren’t so reminiscent of a crush that he hasn’t shaken, even years later. […]
2015 Harry Big Bang

other months


He’s alive. I know it. (…) Tulok, you know why our ancestors built the inuksuk? As a marker to show us our way. But also to remind us that we’re never alone in such a lonely place. (…) How am I supposed to just leave him out here?

Helix 1x13 - Dans L'Ombre


Okay so hear me out

  • Piercings. And plenty. Ears include gauges (7/16ths. Not too big, not too small), industrial bar, daith, forward helix, all that good stuff. Facial piercing include snake bites, eyebrow, septum, a plain nose stud on one side, he considered dimple piercings but decided against them, and a tongue piercing (Sherlock’s personal favorite)
  • Tattoos. He has the chemical structure of chloroform on his shoulder because he thought it was Edgy, he has a Doctor Who themed sleeve because on the inside he’s a Soft Nerd, he has a couple fading stick-and-pokes from his teenage years that were really poor decisions, he has a calligraphy WSSH directly over his heart, he has the soundwave of Sherlock saying ‘I love you, John Watson’ down his forearm, and he’s just started a backpiece of a completely blissed-out Sherlock after sex. (It makes Sherlock blush every time he sees it)
  • Concerts. When people see him they’re all kinda like ‘pfft, what’s this short guy gonna do?” and he tears. that. shit. up. (He ‘accidentally’ punched a guy in the pit because he called Sherlock a priss for standing off to the side. And he didn’t even feel remotely sorry.) When Sherlock goes with him (which is getting more and more frequent) he always makes a show of taking his shirt off and giving it to him, giving him a kiss, and then returning to the pit. Needless to say, Sherlock loves that part.
  • Hair. He has the classic side shave but the top is always changing color. His personal favorite is a nice distinguished silver, but he always returns to a nice, deep blue because it’s Sherlock’s favorite.
  • Sherlock brought up getting a JHW tattoo over breakfast one morning and John nearly chokes on his toast. Seriously? You’d want to? ‘Obviously. You have my initials, why shouldn’t I have yours?’ John swallows what’s in his mouth and leans over the table and kisses Sherlock firmly. They go later that day to John’s artist and, even though it was Sherlock’s idea, John can tell he’s nervous. John ends up holding his hand the whole time, running a hand through his hair saying baby it’s just three letters to which Sherlock replies ‘coming from the man who, apparently, has no pain receptors in his body!’ John kisses his hairline and smirks. When the tattoo heals, though, he loves to lavish kisses on it.
  • He always gets the comments that are like ‘you’re going to regret that’ ‘you’re hair’s going to fall out’ etc etc but he always just smiles and says if I was going to regret it, I wouldn’t have gotten them and continues walking down the street, his hand in Sherlock’s back pocket.
  • Once, at a concert, an embodiment of toxic masculinity calls him a f*g for his backpiece and PDA with Sherlock and before he can punch the guy in the face, the lead singer of the band on stage stops the show because he heard it and tossed the guy out. After the concert, he gives John free merch and a whole-hearted apology.
  • As they grow up, get married, all of that, they eventually adopt a little girl named Violet. When she’s about four she turns to Sherlock and asks ‘Papa, why don’t you have any pictures like Daddy?’ to which he replies ‘I do, little bee, but just not as many. And mine has just as much importance as Daddy’s do’ When she’s older and she sees the JHW on his chest, she smiles to herself. That is pretty important.
  • And to round this out, shortly after adopting Violet, John starts a sleeve on his other arm for her. It includes her birthday and date of adoption, bees (because like Sherlock she loves them) and, under Sherlock’s soundwave he has one of her saying ‘I love you, Daddy’ from her first day of school. That arm is certainly his favorite, if he’s honest with himself.

Thank you for talking at my ted. This turned out a lot longer than I thought it would. Enjoy for what it is.


Helix’s new decor! Bought a new heat mat for him since the old one had a security measure that meant it could never get quite warm enough. Spent a few days working on that new climbing setup! Secure tripod legs in each end and two different climbing branches between them. Took some brain power to make it sturdy enough and fit it into the tank, but it worked out in the end! The only thing missing is his last vine, that’ll be added when I’ve cleaned his pee off it! I also fastened the left plant and the fern in the back to rock bases using silicone glue cause he kept pushing them over.

Nathan Sands, one of my trainers in a Pearl play through and his father, Oscar. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live in the world of Pokemon and be able to do more than just train, battle and the occasional contest. What if you lived with your pops and he was a ruin maniac? What would it be like to live in tents out in the desert? What kind of Pokemon would you raise to help with archaeological discovery and fossil collection? I think about these things. :P

“We were a great live band. We had a lot of energy! Layne was an amazing front man. Me, Mike, and Sean were like Tasmanian devils head banging, spinning all over the fucking place. Out of all the bands, I always admired our ability to not only play the stuff well, but to bring a show and to get that energy to translate on a stage. At the same time, we had a “fuck it” attitude. If we got a gig that nobody else would take..like, Soundgarden’s not going to go open for Poison in the Seattle Center Arena. But we would. We’ll go play with anybody…that was our vibe. I don’t care what style of music it is..we’ve got a gig to play in front of people, we’re there. We opened up for Helix, Poison, Warrant..stuff that was on its way out, and also something that we had grown past.” - Jerry Cantrell