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Mirror For The Sun - Part 1: The Idea

Masterlist  -  Series Masterlist  -  Part 2

Summary: Series: Nat tricks you into leading a road trip with Bucky, Sam and Steve. Her plot is partly to get the boys to travel for fun for once but mostly to get you and Bucky together. You and Bucky, who seemingly despise each other. Part: The set-up.

Warnings: swearing

Word Count: 1442

Author’s Note: Ok, lots of things:

  1. Aaaah I’m going to try something totally new and try a lot of 1st person Bucky POV in this series! This first part is just testing the waters a bit, feedback is much much appreciated.
  2. Changing my mind, this isn’t going to be a drabble series. I just couldn’t cut the parts up that short. It will be a short series though, 7 or 8 parts I think, definitely less than 10.
  3. I am currently road tripping myself and will make a Series Masterlist page once I get to my final destination tonight.
  4. I don’t have photoshop on this computer (waaah!) so if anyone wants to make me a banner for this series… I wouldn’t hate it. Otherwise I’ll try to piece one together with Gimp or some other free crap

Okay enough chatter!

Originally posted by unlucky--bucky


“Alright, my turn,” Natasha smirks, taking her stance and firing an impeccably placed dart into the board. Damn it. Why did I agree to play her? She must play Clint all the time. She’s going to beat me.

“Best city for a night out.” She must have known Steve would give a less than satisfactory answer because she raises a finger towards him and specifies, “I mean, pick up a girl, one night stand, kind of night out.” I can’t help but snort thinking about Steve trying to talk himself into leaving after a one night stand. He’s so damn chivalrous.

“I don’t know what you’re laughing about, Buck,” Steve fires at me, “you’ve been on fewer dates than me in the last decade!”

That shut me up. He’s right, I haven’t really gotten back into the swing of it yet, haven’t really tried. I scowl at Steve before picking up my set of darts and flicking one into the target. “New York,” I answer, willfully ignoring Steve’s taunting.

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Tips for fantasy writers: a guide to magic systems

Disclaimer: I did not write with this. I saw this post from @blacktiger994, and I was able to read through part of it before my sensory issues said, “NO this text is too much ahhhHHH STOP,” and I couldn’t get through the whole thing. I wanted to reblog it, because the information is great, but I really wanted to make it accessible for any of my disabled writer followers who, like me, can’t handle huge chunks of text like this all the time. @blacktiger994 still has 100% all the credit for the info. Please let me know if you’re not okay with this, and I’ll delete it! :) This is just an accessible, reformatted reblog.

“Being a fantasy writer myself, I know how hard we all try to make in depth world’s, interesting characters, environments, possibly creatures, and even plant life. But most of all, we try to make interesting magic systems.

I have been writing ever since I was 8, and I’ve always wanted to be an author. I go through tons of creatively stimulating things such as being the dungeon master for a d and d group, with a campaign that is roughly based off of my book that I am currently writing. As well as taking multiple creative writing classes in school.
I have “attempted” to write multiple books, all with a cool idea in mind, then I would rush into them and see what would happen.

All failed.

The things that bug me about “fantasy writers” is that … They still do this. People who claim to be good writers but just make their character so grossly over powered it’s irritating to even read. Powers where they have no problem fighting a massive horde of enemies and not even taking any drawbacks from the magic, let alone even a scratch from their opponents.

In my opinion, the most interesting part about a magic system is its consequences.
for example, a magic system that allows you to change the forces of nature around you. How hot things are, how fast things move how quickly things heal, even other forces like magnetism or gravity. What is the exchange for someone altering the world? Maybe something like blood. People who use their magic will destroy their blood cells to change forces around them.

sure you can be somewhat over powered if you have TRAINED AND PRACTICED in this magic for years, but no matter what, you’ll still have a limiting factor just like everyone else. Blood. No one has infinite blood.

For some reason these so called fantasy writers give their characters a massive wealth of power, without even explaining it’s origins or even what the power comes from.

So, to put an end to my rambling, let’s go onto some tips.

TIP 1: the 3 magic types.
Magic is all about consequences. I’d say that their are 3 types of systems which we can categorize most magics into. Soft, average, and hard magic.
  
Soft magic is very wishy washy, doesn’t give much explanation about where the powers come from, and you never really know what a magic can do. I’d say tolkeins magic systems are the key definition of this. You never really know what gandalf can do. They talk about magic, but just briefly and it’s this sort of tabooed, ominous thing to be left alone. Don’t get me wrong, soft magic can still be incredibly interesting, and the excitement of not knowing what the magic can do is always entertaining. BUT, this doesn’t make an excuse for giving your character thousands of powers they can use infinitely at their disposal. Their has to be consequences.

The next average magic. Average magic is well, what you normally see in most fantasies. Magic that is somewhat explained, and generally, the cost of using the magic is simply growing tired. You can cast huge amounts of magic, but maybe they might feel woozy, or even pass out. I CANNOT BEGIN to explain how overused this consequence is. One spin that I’ve seen on it that was quite interesting was the exact OPPOSITE of this. Using magic made the user more awake. This can be very helpful, keeping the user more active and alert in the heat if a battle. HOWEVER it becomes maddening. As the more magic used, it keeps the user from falling asleep. Eventually the ability to stay awake makes the user so groggy and tired, and their ability to remain alert generally turns into a sensory overload. When they finally doze off they try to sleep for days. This was actually very interesting. The consequences give you extra bonuses but crushing, and debilitating consequences.

The next, my favorite, is hard magic. Hard magic is clearly explained, and has definite laws and rules that are made known to the reader. Brandon sandersons books are a good example of this. Mistborn, clearly explains the rules, and what the magic can do, and what the magic CAN’T do. It’s turned into more of a science really. I really like this system as I know exactly what can happen, and what CAN’T happen. Don’t let my bias get in your head however. Soft and average magic systems can still be very affective. This is just my personal opinion.

Tip 2: term definitions; cost, requirement, limit, and rules.

First off, let’s define these for the reason of this post. I’ll be using avatar the last Airbender magic systems for this. Cost- the consequence for using the magic. Cost dosent HAVE to be a physical drawback. While bending for hours can make the user exhausted, we saw in some episodes where you could even be imprisoned for using earthbending. And while Aangs use of Airbending gives him an edge over his opponents, it will also reveal him as the Avatar. These are clearly costs of the magic system. 

Requirement- what you need to cast the magic. Weather it be chanting magic words, having a catalyst or staff, a magic stone of tome. In avatar, we clearly see that a requirement for something is motions. Toff couldn’t earthbend with her hands tied, but she can still use it with her feet. Iro was chained up but he still managed to use a hidden technique by drawing from his breath, and even firebending from his NOSE. nothing in avatar has ever been bent without motions. It is not a mental thing it is a physical thing. As well as with some elements, like water, the element needs to be present to manipulate. 

Limit- what the stretch of the magic is, how far it can go, what it can do. Avatar sets the rules for what it can do early on. More skill with bending means you can do more things. We saw Toff manage to hone her earthbending so much that she was able to manipulate the sediments of elements left over in metals. Allowing her to bend metal. Zuko learned to channel and redirect lightning from Iro, and Katara learned to turn her water into ice, and even learned to manipulate the water in other people’s blood. These are clearly limits to what the magic can do. And with Aang, being able to bend the air does not mean he can fly, as that would require constant hand motions and probably begin to exhaust him. Instead he uses a glider, using the natural air currents to glide. 

Rules- pretty self explanatory. What the magic cannot do, no matter what. Generally a summing up of the previous 3 rulings. These could even be litteral or ethical rules for using the magic. In Harry Potter using curses is forbidden. These could be actual rules for using it. But otherwise these are things the magic must follow, and can be a summing up of the last 3. 

So, now that we see this, what are your magics rules? What is the consequence for using it? consequences don’t have to be physical. They can also be emotional or social. Such as losing sanity when you use magic. Or magic can be incredibly tabooed and social reputation is ruined. One book I read, magic made your hair change color. And people with colorful hair were shunned and even hunted and linched by extremists. Consequences are much more interesting then what the magic can actually do. That’s why we read novels, is to see how to over come trials. If you have more trials, more consequences for using a magic, it gives you leave to make it more powerful. 

Remeber, it’s what the magic CAN’T do that makes it interesting. 

If your character has the powers over everything there is literally no challenge he can face that he won’t win. Instead of giving your character a new power to get over some block in a story reason, give them a new way to use what they already have. Like how Katara learns to turn water into ice, Zuko learns to redirect lightning and Toff learns to metal bend. They are already using what they have at their disposal, but with more practice with the magic, they can get over something. And if your magic system is based off of things like spells, where you litteraly do learn new powers, have the learning of spells be slow. Go through what the spell can’t do, write your character messing up with a spell! 

Final tip: show, don’t tell. 

I cannot tell you how boring it is to read pages and pages of how a magic system works. Instead of telling me how something works, show it to me! You don’t have to explain it either, which makes it all the more fun to learn about later. If you need to clear something up about magic, have a mentor explain it to them, but don’t go over every single aspect, secret, or specific ruling of it. Stretch out the rules throughout the book, so that the reader can learn what the magic can do. That way when the character(s) face something intense, the reader knows exactly what they can do to fight agaisnt it. 

Anyway, these are just my personal opinions and advice on how to write magic systems. I hope this helped! If you have any questions, please message me!”

Tips for fantasy writers, a guide to magic systems.

Being a fantasy writer myself, I know how hard we all try to make in depth world’s, interesting characters, environments, possibly creatures, and even plant life. But most of all, we try to make interesting magic systems.

I have been writing ever since I was 8, and I’ve always wanted to be an author. I go through tons of creatively stimulating things such as being the dungeon master for a d and d group, with a campaign that is roughly based off of my book that I am currently writing. As well as taking multiple creative writing classes in school.
I have “attempted” to write multiple books, all with a cool idea in mind, then I would rush into them and see what would happen.

All failed.

The things that bug me about “fantasy writers” is that … They still do this. People who claim to be good writers but just make their character so grossly over powered it’s irritating to even read. Powers where they have no problem fighting a massive horde of enemies and not even taking any drawbacks from the magic, let alone even a scratch from their opponents.

In my opinion, the most interesting part about a magic system is its consequences.
for example, a magic system that allows you to change the forces of nature around you. How hot things are, how fast things move how quickly things heal, even other forces like magnetism or gravity. What is the exchange for someone altering the world? Maybe something like blood. People who use their magic will destroy their blood cells to change forces around them.

sure you can be somewhat over powered if you have TRAINED AND PRACTICED in this magic for years, but no matter what, you’ll still have a limiting factor just like everyone else. Blood. No one has infinite blood.

For some reason these so called fantasy writers give their characters a massive wealth of power, without even explaining it’s origins or even what the power comes from.

So, to put an end to my rambling, let’s go onto some tips.

TIP 1: the 3 magic types.
Magic is all about consequences. I’d say that their are 3 types of systems which we can categorize most magics into. Soft, average, and hard magic.
Soft magic is very wishy washy, doesn’t give much explanation about where the powers come from, and you never really know what a magic can do. I’d say tolkeins magic systems are the key definition of this. You never really know what gandalf can do. They talk about magic, but just briefly and it’s this sort of tabooed, ominous thing to be left alone. Don’t get me wrong, soft magic can still be incredibly interesting, and the excitement of not knowing what the magic can do is always entertaining. BUT, this doesn’t make an excuse for giving your character thousands of powers they can use infinitely at their disposal. Their has to be consequences.

The next average magic. Average magic is well, what you normally see in most fantasies. Magic that is somewhat explained, and generally, the cost of using the magic is simply growing tired. You can cast huge amounts of magic, but maybe they might feel woozy, or even pass out. I CANNOT BEGIN to explain how overused this consequence is. One spin that I’ve seen on it that was quite interesting was the exact opposite of this. Using magic made the user more awake. This can be very helpful, keeping the user more active and alert in the heat if a battle. however it becomes maddening. As the more magic used, it keeps the user from falling asleep. Eventually the ability to stay awake makes the user so groggy and tired, and their ability to remain alert generally turns into a sensory overload. When they finally doze off they try to sleep for days. This was actually very interesting. The consequences give you extra bonuses but crushing, and debilitating consequences. 

 The next, my favorite, is hard magic. Hard magic is clearly explained, and has definite laws and rules that are made known to the reader. Brandon sandersons books are a good example of this. Mistborn, clearly explains the rules, and what the magic can do, and what the magic can’t do. It’s turned into more of a science really. I really like this system as I know exactly what can happen, and what can’t happen. Don’t let my bias get in your head however. Soft and average magic systems can still be very affective. This is just my personal opinion. 

 Tip 2: term definitions; cost, requirement, limit, and rules. 
- First off, let’s define these for the reason of this post. I’ll be using avatar the last Airbender magic systems for this. 

 Cost- the consequence for using the magic. Cost dosent have to be a physical drawback. While bending for hours can make the user exhausted, we saw in some episodes where you could even be imprisoned for using earthbending. And while Aangs use of Airbending gives him an edge over his opponents, it will also reveal him as the Avatar. These are clearly costs of the magic system. 

Requirement- what you need to cast the magic. Whether it be chanting magic words, having a catalyst or staff, a magic stone of tome. In avatar, we clearly see that a requirement for something is motions. Toff couldn’t earthbend with her hands tied, but she can still use it with her feet. Iro was chained up but he still managed to use a hidden technique by drawing from his breath, and even firebending from his NOSE. nothing in avatar has ever been bent without motions. It is not a mental thing it is a physical thing. As well as with some elements, like water, the element needs to be present to manipulate. 

Limit- what the stretch of the magic is, how far it can go, what it can do. Avatar sets the rules for what it can do early on. More skill with bending means you can do more things. We saw Toff manage to hone her earthbending so much that she was able to manipulate the sediments of elements left over in metals. Allowing her to bend metal.
Zuko learned to channel and redirect lightning from Iro, and katara learned to turn her water into ice, and even learned to manipulate the water in other people’s blood. These are clearly limits to what the magic can do.
And with aang, being able to bend the air does not mean he can fly, as that would require constant hand motions and probably begin to exhaust him. Instead he uses a glider, using the natural air currents to glide. 

 Rules- pretty self explanatory. What the magic cannot do, no matter what. Generally a summing up of the previous 3 rulings. These could even be literal or ethical rules for using the magic. In Harry Potter using curses is forbiddened. These could be actual rules for using it. But otherwise these are things the magic must follow, and can be a summing up of the last 3. So, now that we see this, what are your magics rules? What is the consequence for using it? consequences don’t have to be physical. They can also be emotional or social. Such as losing sanity when you use magic. Or magic can be incredibly tabooed and social reputation is ruined. 

 One book I read, magic made your hair change color. And people with colorful hair were shunned and even hunted and linched by extremists. Consequences are much more interesting then what the magic can actually do. That’s why we read novels, is to see how to over come trials. If you have more trials, more consequences for using a magic, it gives you leave to make it more powerful. 

Remember, it’s what the magic can’t do that makes it interesting. If your character has the powers over everything there is literally no challenge he can face that he won’t win. Instead of giving your character a new power to get over some block in a story reason, give them a new way to use what they already have. 
- Like how katara learns to turn water into ice, Zuko learns to redirect lightning and Toff learns to metal bend. They are already using what they have at their disposal, but with more practice with the magic, they can get over something.

 And if your magic system is based off of things like spells, where you literally do learn new powers, have the learning of spells be slow. Go through what the spell can’t do, write your character messing up with a spell! 

 Final tip: show, don’t tell. I cannot tell you how boring it is to read pages and pages of how a magic system works. Instead of telling me how something works, show it to me! You don’t have to explain it either, which makes it all the more fun to learn about later. If you need to clear something up about magic, have a mentor explain it to them, but don’t go over every single aspect, secret, or specific ruling of it. 

 Stretch out the rules throughout the book, so that the reader can learn what the magic can do. That way when the character(s) face something intense, the reader knows exactly what they can do to fight against it. 

 Anyway, these are just my personal opinions and advice on how to write magic systems. I hope this helped! If you have any questions, please message me!

*Edit* OH MY GOODNESS people actually re-blogged this post! I saw how horribly constructed it was (apparently editing a draft is hell) so I went on my computer to edit it and fix my countless spelling mistakes and set up. Thank you all for re-blogging! If you have any questions please ask me! 

you love the hate that we share

I think this is the most antagonistic version of Stiles and Derek I’ve ever written. It was surprisingly fun.

Sterek high school AU,  ~5.7k words, rated T. Title from the song “Enemies” by Shinedown.

Maybe it’s petty — okay, it most definitely is — but it just irritates Stiles that the universe makes people like Derek Hale. He’s practically superhuman at lacrosse; he’s been blessed by the puberty gods with stubble and muscles on top of muscles and not a pimple in sight; he spouts off effortless monologues in Spanish class while Stiles is still struggling to remember how to say “Can you repeat that?”; he could probably make a killing as a male model; and when he asked Lydia to study with him, she said yes. Like, seriously, what the fuck.

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The Other World

Part 1 Part 2  Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7

Paring: Dean Winchester x reader 

Warnings: just light angst, a little bit of fluff here and there

Request: “Can you please do an imagine where Dean Winchester and Bucky Barnes are fighting over you? Please and thank you :)” - anon

Story Summary: After an accident, you, Sam and Dean are stuck in another world, where how to get home isn’t the only problem. 

Chapter Summary: You and the Winchester brothers arrive to a place you never thought of being. 

Note: this accidentally became a series, I’m sorry about that I just had A LOT of ideas. English is not my first language, so sorry for mistakes. 

(not my gifs, credit to whoever made them!)

Originally posted by sensitivehandsomeactionman

It was not what you had expected, but you couldn’t complain. The portal, that the nephilim Jack, had created, had lead you and the Winchester brothers to the Marvel Universe, and now you were standing next to Bucky and the rest of the Avengers team. Were you fangirling? Yes. Were you ashamed? No…

You were a huge fan of the MCU and had always dreamed of meeting James Buchanan Barnes, also known as The Winter Soldier. In your mind, he was perfect. Of course you were well aware that he wasn’t, but the way he talked, the way his hair fell, the way he was broken just made him some kind of perfect that was unexplainable. If it hadn’t been for the nephilim Jack, who was Lucifer’s son, you and the Winchesters had never been there. When he was born, a kind of portal was created. Mary, who was Sam and Dean’s mother, and Lucifer had been caught in a world where the apocalypse had happened. But you, Sam and Dean had been pulled into another universe. Which apparently was the Marvel Universe. Just, this was not a movie.

This was real.

And you were standing next to Bucky Barnes.

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10 things about anxiety

these are 10 things I’m listing about my anxiety and a post explaining that anxiety comes in all different types and forms. hopefully someone can relate.

•you are afraid to socialize with your family members because you feel like you will get called out

•school, tests, pop quizzes, and presentations are the enemy

•random panics that literally come out of no where

•if you are in a relationship it makes it extremely difficult for you to talk about your problems, rather if it was a close friend

•i can’t tell you how many times i have canceled on babysitting because i had a nervous breakdown the same day

•you have one person or very few people who understand you

•you constantly feel annoying and feel like people secretly don’t like you, no matter how close you are with the person

•as a symptom of anxiety, you sometimes can’t control your irritated mood that sometimes comes out of no where

•after a panic attack, you are as exhausted as you would be after an intense workout

•you sometimes don’t realize that even though your anxiety feels like it controls you, you can fight it

—-feel free to message or anon me if you need help with literally anything—

The One Where Klaus Kicks the Door Down

Klaroline with heavy Brotp Carenzo, I think I’ve had this half written for weeks. Based on this conversation, written as a sequel to this. A big thank you to @lynyrdwrites who should really yell at me more for procrastinating when I write things. Canon is a sad place which is happily ignored. 


“SHE’S MARRIED?!”

In hindsight, it was a little unfair, shooting the messenger and all that. But Klaus Mikeaelson firmly believed in an unfair world, where some people were simply so unfortunate to be in the path of danger, or in this case, the path of an unstable hybrid who had just received unpleasant news.

“Who. Is. He?”

The young vampire in front of him just barely refrained from passing out in sheer terror, but held on long enough to thrust a piece of paper at the hybrid before throwing caution to the wind and making a run for it.

He could’ve gone after the little coward, but Klaus had bigger fish to fry. Technically, he had no right. She forced him away, he paid heed, and that was not something he did lightly. He’d forsaken all contact, but it had been a very, very bad week, and was it so wrong to just want some information on the one possible bright spot in his future?

Staring at the marriage certificate in his hand, he wondered if that bright spot wasn’t dimming by the second.

Another man might have accepted this. He was no ordinary man. An ordinary man wouldn’t have survived the entire contents of Rousseau’s liquor stock. An ordinary man wouldn’t have chartered a private plane to Dallas, kept drinking the whole flight over, and found himself standing outside an apartment door which he might have gone to some severely illicit measures to acquire the address of.

And an ordinary man definitely wouldn’t have kicked the door down.

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“But why lobsters?

Caroline rolled her eyes, “Because lobsters mate for life! And Ross loved Rachel for years, so she’s his lobster, I don’t know why that’s so difficult to understand.”

Enzo just looked skeptical, “You know, I’m pretty sure that’s not true.”

“Enzo, it’s true.”

“Probably not.”

“Totally is.”

They could’ve gone on for longer, but it was hard to bicker about marine biology when their front door was being kicked open.

Oh my god – Klaus what the fuck is wrong with you?!”

One thousand years of rage and fury now stood in the doorway of their apartment, one thousand years of inflicting cruelty and pain all in the man who was now striding forward, radiating so much pent up tension that the two vampires on the couch were too stunned to move.

For a one still moment, there was just rage and silence. Finally, Klaus managed one word.

Married.”

“Gorgeous, is there something you need to tell me?” Enzo asked quietly, watching the seething figure in front of them.

Caroline just sighed heavily and made no move to get up. “Klaus, sit down.”

“Wait, this is Klaus? The Original bloke that Damon went on about? The one that you shagged in the middle of a forest?”

Caroline dragged a hand down her face, “Could we not revisit that right now?” She peeked between her fingers to see Klaus still standing still, still angry, still no heart in his hands. She’d mark that as a win. A part of her wondered just how much immediate danger Enzo was in, but a bigger part of her just wanted to get on with the epic ‘Friends’ marathon they were in the middle of.

“Mate, are you going to say anything?”

Married.”

Enzo quirked an eyebrow, trying a muffle laughter which even his reckless nature told him would probably not end well for anyone right now. “What do you think Goldilocks, too many witches’ spells to the head?”

Caroline snorted inelegantly. “Only if those spells came with a bottle of Jim Beam. Klaus, any chance you could move? You’re blocking the TV.”

But the hybrid was clearly beyond basic comprehension because he just blinked owlishly, his all-encompassing fury giving way to complete bewilderment. He turned around slowly, taking in the small, well decorated apartment, and back to the two people who were definitely not cowering in fear.

“You’re married,” he managed to say again, only he was less distracted with that fact, and more concerned with the fact that the entire apartment seemed to be tilting ninety degrees.

“Not the vase, not the vase!” Caroline cried, wincing as the aforementioned vase crashed to the ground, one hybrid passed out next to it.

“Relax, it was ugly and you know it,” Enzo said flippantly, thoroughly amused by this turn of events.

“It was an heirloom!”

“It was hideous.”

“I put up with you playing guitar at two in the morning, you deal with my decorating.”

“You said I was good!”

“Not at two in the morning!”

Enzo tossed a cushion her way, which she easily batted away, directing it right on Klaus’ face. The hybrid, who had been so imposing five minutes ago, just gave a light snore. Caroline wrinkled her nose at the smell of booze that was slowly permeating her living room.

“What do we do with him?” Enzo asked, stuffing his face with popcorn. “Because if I’m going to be forced into hiding, I’d like to start packing.”

“Don’t be overdramatic,” Caroline said, rolling her eyes.

“Sweets, isn’t this the man who promised to be your ‘last love’?”

Caroline turned to face her husband, eyes narrowed dangerously. “And how do you know that?”

Enzo smirked, chucking a popcorn kernel at her. “You wouldn’t believe the stuff that comes out once you’ve had a few too many drinks.”

Cursing her loose tongue, she gave him a light kick and settled back against the couch. “Look, Klaus and I have…history, but it’s been years, so I really don’t think it’s going to be a problem.”

Enzo’s eyes widened in comical disbelief, “Are you that thick? He just kicked down our door because he found out you were married, and you don’t think you have a problem?”

“We should really do something about the door,” Caroline muttered, craning her neck to see past the doorframe and into the hallway where at least one neighbour poking their head out.  “Have a good night Mrs. Papadakis!” she waved cheerily, and the old lady quickly ducked back inside her own apartment.

Caroline moved to get up, but a firm tug on the wrist stopped her and she turned to see Enzo looking weirdly serious.

“Tell me really, Goldilocks. You want him gone?”

She couldn’t help but smile softly, knowing that if she said the word, he’d move hell and earth to help her feel comfortable. “Klaus is an Original, Enzo. I doubt dumping him in an alley will do any good.”

“I’d have a good conversation with him as well,” he said cockily, “exert my husbandly territory.”

Caroline actually laughed out loud, leaning forward to press a quick kiss to his cheek. “Thank you husband, but I think I’ve got this one.”

Enzo watched her closely for a moment longer, making sure that she meant what she said, before visibly relaxing. “Whatever you say darling, but I have a feeling he’s not going to be having any conversations for a while.”

The hybrid in question was still very much unconscious and Caroline was quickly becoming aware of the stench of what smelled like several bottles of bourbon. “God, this is a mess. You fix the door, I’ll get some air freshener.”

“What do we do with Romeo?” Enzo stood over Klaus’ prone form and toed his body hesitantly.

Caroline joined him, running a hand through her hair. “Just put him on the couch and cover him with a blanket.”

“And then what?”

“Then we get back to the best show ever, obviously.”

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The Final Experiment Chapter 8: Out in the Field (Avengers x Reader)

Summary: Kaitlynn’s first time in the field doesn’t go as planned.

Word count: 1,506

Warnings: Brief description of getting shot.

A/N: Wow, this was a long one. Let me know what you think, guys! @shamvictoria11 Here’s the next part!

Previous Chapters: 123456-7


I was stressed, to say the least. Training was rough. I had started working with weapons. Clint tried to teach me archery, and I was surprisingly good at it, though not as good as him. Nevertheless, I decided to stick to firearms.

Steve was constantly having to leave Pietro to work with me while he searched Bucky. School was just awful, and trying to balance homework with a super-secret spy life could get a little overwhelming. On top of all that, Loki was acting strange. Well, stranger.

He seemed more tentative around me, like he was still trying to formulate a plan for how to deal with me. I wasn’t sure what had brought on this sudden caution, but I was determined to eventually earn his trust.

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Interview with the Vampire MBTI

Louis
INFP [THE DREAMER]

Oriented by Introvert Feeling and Extraverted Intuition, they’re both highly idealistic and quietly tolerant of others’ choices. Introverted Feeling determines subjective values–convictions about hot life is best lived. Such values are trained by direct experience of good and bad behaviors, and they claim us from within. INFPs yearn to experience oneness with their circumstances, but Intuition prevents them from satisfying this longing as ISFPs do, by losing themselves in the physical activity. Intuition doesn’t push INFPs to act. It pushes them to interpret: to see potential of their thought and behaviors in terms of their ideals. An INFP using their Intuition incorrectly become somewhat passive, unable to articulate what they want but dissatisfied with what they’re doing.

Some INFPs find that ignoring others’ expectations doesn’t give them enough protection, and they turn to Introverted Sensation, their tertiary function, to keep their Feeling values intact. They literally avoid situations that don’t accord with their primary self-experience, forfeiting relationships rather than experience inner conflict. Introverted Sensation doesn’t help INFPs be “true to themselves.” It keeps them locked into things as they are. It turns their ideas into an external value system that defines some situations as congenial to their needs and others not, leaving them no choice but to stay out of the ones that aren’t. [Thomson]


Lestat
ENTP [THE VISIONARY]

ENTPs are aggressive, expansive, and opportunistic in the best sense of the word. They have no doubt about the importance of what they’re doing, and they’re are their best when they feel challenged and have to improvise. They want to be inspired, are rarely content with things as they are. ENTPs are not necessarily aware of others’ needs or weaknesses, Their focus is usually on systems and how they shape reality. Others can experience the ENTP as alternately seductive, impatient, and indifferent, and such types are not above intimidating people with the mercurial nature of their mind. ENTPs assume that everyone is as strong and self-assertive as they are and as capable of defending their own interests. They may feel manipulated and exploited by people who need too much from them. 

Inevitably, they make some enemies. This happens, in part, because they enjoy a good skirmish. But they also underestimate the effect of their behaviors on others. They can be puzzled and irritated by people’s expectations of them, especially if circumstances have dictated a change of heart or mind. They may even regard a person’s anger or disappointment as a tactical maneuver that they need to counter or escape from. Extreme types can seem downright hypomanic–unable to contain their own energy, intolerant, impulsive, full of passionate conviction, certain ordinary rules don’t apply to their own behavior. [Thomson]


Claudia
ESFP [THE PERFORMER]

ESFPs  have a good eye for detail and are aware of and interested in anything that appeals to the senses: food, clothing, style, art, music, amusement, sports, and so forth. They genrally enjoy “going with the flow” and will take pleasure in whatever is happening until it no longer seems enjoyable. ESFPs tend to be generous sorts, and they may seem vulnerable  even naive, because they are inclined to surrender themselves to the moment without restraint. Whatever their in, they’re in wholeheartedly. In truth, these types are usually ambitious and want to be admired and respected, but they don’t make plans the way Judging types do; they don’t think in the step-by-step terms. They think perceptually, alert to opportunities life offers them. 

Introverted Feeling encourages ESFPs to be interested in people. They notice the way people say things, how they look when they say them, the intonation of their voices, the language of their bodies. For this reason, they often know more than they realize about others’ states and intentions. They don’t like unpleasantness that can’t be handled with immediate action. If they get trapped in a situation they don’t want to be in, they will generally go along only until escape becomes possible. ESFPs are almost always aware of the effect they have on others. [Thomson]

Episode four: in case you don’t remember what happened at the end of episode three, don’t worry, there’s a flashback for that.

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