Character A has a problem that recently started up. Every time they read anything, it comes to life right I’m front of them. Character A is hoping that it’s not permanent, because they have an important English exam coming up. Unfortunately, as Character A is in class and reading the first passage about a historical figure, the person pops up in the room. And everyone can see them.
Then, another student exclaims, “Thank God, I’m not the only one it’s happening to!”
(2,920 I Not Rated I WIP) *sterek, stiles/theo, kitsune!stiles
Theo didn’t really like his job. He liked being out in the field where
he could face the grimm head on and y'know, kill things. When he got
assigned to Beacon, He didn’t think he would be stuck being a class aid.
But maybe a certain kitsune could make his job a lot better. OR the one where Stiles is the BAMF omega all the alphas want, and Theo likes watching Stiles through his dorm window. It’s not weird.
(4,116 I Mature I WIP) *teacher!derek, werewolf!stiles
Stiles is a lonely highschool Stiboy and Derek is an
attractive English teacher with an appreciation of moles and hazel eyes.
When Stiles leaves abruptly during freshman year, Derek can’t help but
wonder where the beautiful boy went. Three years later, a familiar face
arrives back in Beacon Hills.
AU where Stiles is a lonely
high schooler and leaves, comes back, and shocks everyone, including
his then and now English teacher Derek Hale.
(10,852 I Explicit I WIP) *sterek, historical AU, sci fi au
On the eve of the engagement feast of the newly crowned
King of Beacon, Scott McCall of the House of True and the Lady Allison
Argent. Allison was granted a boon as is custom on Beacon. She asked for
the banishment of Omega Prince Nyctimus Stilinski, (other wise know as
Stiles)Son of the House of Sheriff and Lord Nogitsune, from the planet
This was shocking to the court for all new that the
prince was suppose to bond with the king to create an heir for the
throne. Stiles though had been more than willing to step aside for Scott
to marry Allison, but knew that the king’s and his child would be the
heir…as Stiles father had planed years ago. Stiles knew there was only
one place he could go…Planet Triskele. The prince knew he would be
welcomed by Queen Talia Hale because of past deeds of valor he had done
for her world. What the Prince didn’t know was how the Queen’s son,
Derek Hale, would react to seeing him again. *** Or…the Sci-Fi/Historical Omega-verse story you didn’t know you needed!
(14,385 I Explicit I WIP) *sterek, werewolves are known
“Come. With. Me.” Well, apparently he isn’t familiar
with the concept of asking. There goes Stiles’ fantasy about guy with a
perfect body and the ability to form questions. Damn it.
guy is clearly tired of not asking him so nicely and takes Stiles’ arm
and starts pulling him in the direction of an exit.
fuck, man?” His grip is strong enough to prevent Stiles from getting
away, but not strong enough to hurt him. In spite of a lack of any
chance of retrieving his freedom, he still tries to wrench himself free
and shouts at the guy. Stiles catches some man’s attention and gestures
at the hand on his arm. The man only mouths “good job” and gives him
(50,753 I Explicit I WIP) *sterek, Supernatural crossover, magic!Stiles, major character death
Stiles has magic, the inheritance of his mother’s
cursed bloodline. Being an empath is one of his many abilities—he can
“read” soulmarks and can, if given the opportunity, tell more than just
who someone is going to end up with. He can glimpse into parts of their
future; how they meet, and even as far as how they die. It all just
depends on how long he’s afforded contact with one of the matching
marks. Stiles read his once, against his mother’s warnings, and he now
carries a heavy burden with him always.
The Teen Wolf and Supernatural crossover that nobody asked for.
Stiles doesn’t understand what he could have done to
deserve this. Not only has the entire student body been out to get him
since he first stepped foot into Beacon Hills High, but now he has to
endure the constant bullying without his best friend Scott by his side.
All in all school is survivable, even with all the harassment. That is
until he finds out that Derek Hale, basketball superstar and Stiles’
most persistent bully, is apparently his soulmate. Fan-fucking-tastic.
can’t believe this. It has to be a joke, it has to, because there is no
way in hell that a freak like Stilinski could ever be his soulmate. He
despises him more than anyone in the universe. So what if Derek thinks
he has a cute nose, no one needs to know. Besides it doesn’t matter
anyway, he still hates Stilinski with every fiber of his being, his cute
nose doesn’t change a thing.
(Inspired by Blue Monday written by ExpectNothingGainEverything)
Biologically, Stiles is weak. When he presented as an omega, he knew
that to be the truth but that never stopped him from running his mouth
as a defense mechanism. However, it could only save him so many times
before he ended up pissing off the wrong person. After he’s attacked in
the parking lot outside of school, Stiles realizes he can no longer
protect himself with just pure wit and sarcasm. When the attack lands
him in the hospital, his dad forces him to pick between two options,
report the alphas who attacked him or join a kickboxing gym run by omega
rights activist and alpha, Derek Hale, a man Stiles has been in love
with for many years.
Nativity of St Mary Catholic Church, High Hill, Texas. 2017
This is one of the “Painted Churches” near Schulenburg, Texas. German and Czech immigrants settled this area in the 1800s. As they prospered they built beautiful churches to serve their communities. Several of these remain in the area and are popular destinations for visitors.
(This week fic rec is an obvious example of “when I’m sad, I read famous/not famous AU. Bear with me)
Here In The Afterglow
, by @fondleeds
“If you hadn’t noticed, I don’t have many friends,” Louis whispers,
the blossom of insecurity in his stomach unfurling and clawing its way
into his throat.
Harry is silent for a long time, and then he speaks; a soft, slow uncurl that makes Louis’ stomach shake. “I’ll be your friend.”
-1970’s AU. In a tiny town in Idaho, Louis’ life is changed forever by the arrival of a curious stranger.
Larry Historical and High School AU (88k): amazing fic, very accurate in terms of History, well written with great characterization. LGBTQ themes and coming out, bottom Louis for the smut. And now I want to come back to SF.
Then We Talk Slow , by @letsjustsee :(…) A famous/non-famous AU in which Louis banters back and forth with
his new record company on Twitter, only to find out that Harry is the
man behind the tweets.
Larry famous/not famous AU (20k) : okay let’s be real, I’m in love with this fic. I mean, all my fav tropes are here : famous/not famous, Twitter interaction, Tumblr fandom at their best, so much flirting, EVEN STEVE AOKI IS THERE. REad this now. Just do it. (bottom Louis for the smut)
Reduce Me To A Pleading Cry (Break The Skin and Tantalize)
, by @taggiecb : As the CEO of Styles & Styles, Harry Styles cuts a brooding
and handsome figure at the helm of a very successful business. His
reputation for intensity is well known, but you would be intense, too,
if you had to work numbers all day, give countless orders, and conduct
endless meetings. When all you really want to do at night–ache to
do–is give away the reins, let someone else make the decisions, be
ordered around for once, just–let go. Harry has reached his breaking
point when one touch from a man whose very stance commands attention
leads him back to a place he thought he’d never return. Or Harry
is a broody submissive boss, Louis is a natural dom who works in the
mail room at Styles & Styles, Niall is a matchmaking oracle, and a
slender, dark haired man stands mute at the coffee stand encouraging
others to spill their secrets.
Larry BDSM and Boss/employee AU (33k) : Hooolllyyyy god. I’m not even usually in sub/dom fics. But this is something else, REALLY. Sub!Harry and Dom!Louis, awesome smut, and really great explanations about BDSM rules.
All the Lines We Cast Will Bring Us Home
, by @afirethatcannotdie:
Harry wakes to a series of tweet notifications.
@Louis_Tomlinson: Sooo excited to announce I’m going
on tour !! In America in 5 weeks and then coming back to the UK ! Get
tix here: bit.ly/LTonTour @Louis_Tomlinson: Gonna be siiiick !! “Niall!” he yells, running out of his room. “Louis is performing at the O2 in January. Niall, I have to go. Wait. Niall. Oh my god, we’re gonna see Louis Tomlinson’s bum.” AU.
The one where Louis is a famous singer, Harry’s a uni student obsessed
with his music, and sometimes things have a way of working out.
Larry famous/.not famous AU (10k), cute and fluffy, with Tumblr / Twitter themes. No smut.
Carried Away Like Butterflies
, by anonymous :
“Actually…” Liam said, scratching his chin absently. “I have a friend who is moving to London soon.” “Without anywhere to live? Who is it? Do I want them living in my home?!” “You met him at my birthday party. Harry, from Cheshire. Remember? Really tight jeans, curly hair down to here?” Realisation
dawned on Louis, staring at Liam who was gesturing round about his
nipples. Did he remember Harry? Did he remember Harry? He remembered
Harry’s square front teeth biting into his collarbone, and he remembered
Harry moaning, loud and obscene with no provocation. He remembered
Harry dropping to his knees at the edge of the bed and roughly pulling
Louis closer. He remembered, vividly, Harry’s lovely plump lips wrapping
around his- “Lou?” “Uh- what?” Louis said, startled. “Oh, yeah. Um, I think I remember him.” - It
was probably a huge mistake for Louis to let his former One Night Stand
move into his spare room, especially when said One Night Stand doesn’t
seem to remember him.
Larry Roomates AU (17k) : ahaha I love the plot so much !! so this is very funnt, with a lot of pining, so good smut (bottom Louis) and nicely done !
What do you mean he’s coming?
, by @mediawhorefics : When Harry accepted to be his sister’s Maid of Honour, despite
how non-traditional of a choice he was, he didn’t think writing a speech
for the wedding reception would be this hard. Now, not only does he
have less than two weeks left to find something moving and inspirational
to say, but Gemma just confided in him that her old childhood best
friend is going to be in attendance. The one who moved to LA and they
haven’t seen in fifteen years because he was too busy becoming an
Academy Awards winner. But hey, no pressure. It’s just Louis Fucking
Tomlinson. Harry is screwed.
Larry famous not famous and ex friends to lovers AU (15k) : so actor Louis and photographer Harry, a “long time no see” story, perfect for when you’re sad :) (no smut)
Stars and Boulevards
, by @cherrystreet :
They’d been friends for years, had known each other throughout middle
school and into high school, meeting in a music class on a sticky
September morning. They hit it off instantly, falling into one another
immediately, never looking back. Their friendship was comfortable,
genuine, safe, always there, achingly present and solid. Harry never
felt uneasy confiding in Louis, their one year age gap making Louis
somehow seem more worldly, more experienced, and even when Harry had to
look down at Louis, he still looked up to him. They spent the quickly
passing school years making each other’s homes their own, Harry’s mom
calling Louis her honorary second son, Louis’ mom giving Harry a similar
title, and everyone knew that if you wanted to find Harry, you had to
find Louis first.
Larry Uni and coming back together AU (6k): well written, with a BFF to lovers relationship is reaching the break-up point because … life and long distance. nicely done, with happy end, and barely smutty (bottom Louis)
Like Candy In My Veins
, by @littlelouishiccups :“Um…” Harry said slowly after a moment. “Okay. That’s… this is… Let
me get this straight.” He lifted up a hand and swallowed. “You told
your family that you have a boyfriend… and my name was the first one you
thought of?”“Harry Potter was on TV, alright? It wasn’t that much of a
stretch.” Louis pinched the bridge of his nose. He couldn’t believe he
was explaining himself to Harry fucking Styles. He couldn’t believe he
was stooping this low. “Forget it. I’m sorry I even thought about
bringing you into this.”Harry snorted. “What? Did you want me to pretend to be your boyfriend or something?”
Larry a/b/o and fake relationship AU (30k), add some hate to love, some amazing sisters, great smut (bottom Louis) and you’ll get an unconventional Christmas fic :p
Criminally Underrated Cartoons I Strongly Recommend
description: Clones of historical figures attend high school together. A parody of teen drama’s, Clone High hits every trope and cliche and parodies them mercilessly. The comedy comes in both zany physical gags and dialogue dripping in self awareness. Every plot is a cliche taken up to eleven, hence surpassing the cliche and becoming something else entirely. The jokes range from intelligent to low-brow to absurd. I’m trying to recall an early Teletoon promo and I believe it went something like; “it’s about a girl who’s in love with a guy who’s in love with a girl who’s in love with a guy who hates the guy that loves to party.” Every character is broad, but it’s that type of show.
strengths: Writing. This is one of those shows written for writers. Also, the voice acting. The cast is great and the line reads themselves can get really funny.
weaknesses: The stylized art style may turn some people off. Also, if you hate love triangles to the point where you can’t even see them deconstructed and satirized, well…
where to watch: YouTube, DVD, Kisscartoon
F is for Family
description: This show follows the everyday lives of the Murphy’s, a lower middle class family living in the early 70′s. Frank is a Korean war veteran who gave up his dream of becoming an airline pilot to raise his son and quickly marry his girlfriend due to her unplanned pregnancy. The show is far more subtle compared to it’s predecessors such as the Simpsons or American Dad. It’s more comparable to early seasons of Rosanne or Married With Children, in that it is the subversion of the family sitcom (or animated family sitcom in this case). The show has a slow, more realistic pace focusing on everyday aspects of life. Heavily character and relationship based. But don’t get the impression this show is quite. The arguments, for example are highly volatile and realistic.
strengths: Writing, character, dialogue based humour, subtle but unpredictable stories.
weaknesses: The art style and animation are rather average and I find that gives people an inaccurate impression of what this show is going to be. Believe me, the writing far makes up for that.
where to watch: Netflix, Kisscartoon
description: Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man follows Eric Duckman, a put upon private investigator and recently widowed husband and father. Along with his dry-witted and multi-talented partner Cornfed they solve… Well, Cornfed solves them anyways. This relic of the early nineties is often described as “ahead of it’s time”, although I find it to be very much a product of it’s time with perhaps a little more freedom than the average network show. This description likely has to do with the fact that many of the issues satirized in Duckman are still relevant, if not more so, today. Duckman is a fast-paced, action/comedy/family bastardization of a sitcom.
strengths: Writing, big time, in terms of humour and character. Duckman’s personality leaps off the screen and the comedy is quirky and strange enough to not feel stale, even after such a long time. I personally find the stylized art and fluid animation to be a large strength as well.
weaknesses: Some may find Duckman too reprehensible to sympathize with. The semi-regular pop culture references are also rather dated (though some may find this charming). Finally, the female characters, while well-written, tend to be under used.
where you can watch: YouTube, DVD, Shomi
description: A stop-motion deconstruction of small town Christian America. The series follows Orel Puppington on his quest to be a good christian. Basically, the show plays on the idea of the towns populace seeming perfect at first glance, but slowly (or sometimes not so slowly) we see the facade slip. Season 1 mainly follows a simple episodic formula with very broad humour typical of Adult Swim (at least at the time). Season 2 is where the more realistic tone and character based plot sets in, season 1 sets it up however. By season 3 many consider the show “too good to succeed”.
strengths: Character, character, character! Character development is by far it’s biggest strength. The show also has a very cute art style which is not only visually appealing, but perfectly contrasts with dark subtexts.
weaknesses: Season one’s humour may not be everyones cup of tea (though personally, I enjoy it). On the opposite of the spectrum, season 3 can get quite depressing. To the point where, although I enjoy the artistic value of the episodes, some can leave me emotionally drained due to the overall nihilism and bleakness of the world it creates.
where you can watch: DVD (season 1 and part of season 2 only), Kisscartoon
description: This action/adventure/sci-fi/comedy show started as a send-up Johnny Quest type shows of the 60′s and 70′s, though by the second season it really became less of a parody and more of an entry into the genre itself, only with copious effort and talent actually put into it. If you like character development, stories that unfold sporadically throughout seasons, weird unexpected characters being killed off and dialogue based humour this is the show for you. Venture Brothers is the type of show you have to watch a few times to get everything out of an episode. Rarely is anything spelled out to the audience, this is a show that loves subtext and referencing previous events without reminding you of it beforehand.
strengths: Writing, character development, animation, continuity, character driven.
weaknesses: I honestly don’t know if I can list any. I guess season one is a little hokey, but I still like it. Though, the first few episodes don’t do a great job drawing the viewer in and I find most first time viewers don’t really start to enjoy the show until “Mid-Life Chrysalis” or “Eeny Meeny Miney Magic”. Also, don’t start with the pilot. It’s non-canon and it’ll probably just confuse you.
where you can watch: DVD, Kisscartoon, AdultSwim.com (when it’s airing, not sure if they host it inbetween because I can only access AS.ca here in Canada)