humanity arranged

Humans are Space Orcs

I jumped onto the train for awhile now but now I have to contribute to it in some way.


I ain’t talking about the stereotypical teens that adults always talk about, I’m talking about the dorks that still laugh at the iCUP joke.
But like…aliens don’t know how teens are because all they have heard from adults is how stupid and immature teens could be.
“Their rebellious and they won’t appreciate a single thing you do for them.” Human Rachel growled. “I wouldn’t want them as part of the crew.”
“But were you not a ‘teen’ once yourself?” Srytx gurgle, slightly confused.
“Exactly.” She huffed. “So I know how they work. Take it from me, teens aren’t what you want Srtyx.”
From the little warnings the adult humans have given the aliens makes them all worry as inevitably they are forced to harbor the human teens as well.
There were many things Gypr was afraid of, but this had his pelt flash blue in worry. If the humans were warning them about their own kin was not something that stirred well in his glands.
He shook his head and walked into the room that harbored the teens and two adults.
Some were as small as 4 ft while others simply towered over most adults. They all seemed dissinterested, some of the females talking in a corner while the males were being annoyingly loud. There were groups of mixed genders and others with only a single gender.
Gypr let our a shrill whistle between his fangs causing the humans present to turn to him. The two adults looked severely unconfortable which was understandable, his species did not give off peaceful vibes they were predatory by nature.
“Welcome humans,” Gypr announced. “Human adults will you please go in through that door they have a conference there for the human adults alone. Many of our other humans have said it is best to seperate the youth from them.”
The two adults nodded and turned to give biting glares at the teens. Some payed close attention while the other sniffed and turned away.
“Don’t cause trouble.” The human male growled before they both walked off into the room.
Gypr was slightly confused, they were not very friendly with each other.
As soon as the door closed, Gypr was able to see something…odd.
The loud teens from before continued to make and Crack jokes which eased some of the teens within the group. They positioned themselves to be more of a circle rather than the scattered mess they were in before.
The girls glanced around almost disinterested, but Gypr could see that they were looking for something.
Two teens stepped forward, one a male and the other a female.
The male bowed while the female gave a nod of her head.
“It’s a pleasure to meet you.” The male smiled when he rose.
“Sup dude.” The female echoed. “I’m Angel and this is my friend Stan, we were informed that you’d be helping us out till we moved onto another ship?”
“Yes of Course I am Gypr,” the alien hummed. “I was told by several humans that you do not obey simple rules, I must inform you that anyone that breaks the rules will be punished by the other humans as the captain sees fit.”
“Oh the adults told you that hu?” Human Angel snorted. “Of course they would, stupid ass adults don’t know what the hell their talking about.”
“What my friend means,” Stan interjected. “Is that we understand the implications given, and I assure you no one in our crew will step out of line.”
Gypr, slightly confused, nodded. He started to walk, knowing that the humans would follow.
“Hey Gypr,” Human angel raced to stand next to him. “I have a few questions, and I was hoping you’d be able to answer them.”
“Of course anything you need Human angel.”
Angel stood in front of him stopping them from moving any further.
“You are going to show us our rooms right?”
“That was the plan Human angel.”
“Are we going to be situated with any of the adults?”
“Yes unfortunately we do not have rooms for every single person, so we Andre forced to compromise. Their are ten people to a room Human angel.”
“Are we allowed to choose who we go with and who goes with the adults?”
“The captain nor the humans malentioned any rooming arrangements so I assume it is fine, unless situated otherwise. There are 30 of you we have two open rooms for 10 each but the others will be scattered with human adults.”
Gypr was expecting anger and fighting amongst the group. But Human angel and human Stan only nodded.
“Okay that’s good,” Human Stan grinned. “Are we forced to do any activities with adults?”
“No, adults mentioned that they would not get any work done with younglings like yourself in the immediate vicinity, so you will not interact with any adults unless you so desire.”
Gypr was surprised when about eight of the teens sobbed in relief, earning pats and hugs from their other humans. Gypr surprise and confusion must have shown as Human Stan came to explain.
“Some of us have had bad run in with adults, they treat us like kids and in turn brush us aside, however their are a few of us who have been wronged by adults and we wish to keep them as far apart as possible.” Human Stan explained. “Adults categorize us a certain way because they believe that they know what is best despite us being perfectly capable of making our own decisions. Not all of us are like that, but in my group we try our bests. Please exuse me and angel as we wish to comfort our friends.”
Human Stan bowed again before racing off to hold one of his shaking male friends.
“Human Angel, I was unaware that Human Adults did not treat all you’d fairly.” Gypr was slightly horrified.
Angel shrugged.
“Trust us, some of us were the same way. It took forever to realize what’s wrong with our crew, and we can’t really do much about it either. There are a lot of humans that do not understand the precious life that we hold and will often abuse it as they wish. It is not only human adults who do this, but Human elderly, teens and children as well.” Human Angel sighed miserably, a sound that Gypr was told teens do not make. “Everything is so jacked up Gypr, but we learn to deal with what we have. I promise you we will try our best to not cause any trouble but please note that if push comes to shove we will probably be yelling at the other human adults aboard. It is not out of rebellion but we are all tired of the way we are treated arena as such arguments happen.”
Gypr stood staring at her with his three eyes, he would need to update the manual on human teens.
He stood staring as the human teens eventually calmed each other down and we’re ready to start moving once again.
“You have not mentioned to called you only by name Human Angel and Human Stan, most other Humans are irritated by being called Human before their name.” Gypr rumbled as they stopped for lunch.
“Not all of us are like that.” Human Stan supplied. “But if it makes you feel more comfortable calling us that way, by all means go ahead. Just remember some human won’t always appreciate the way you speak.”
Gypr looked down as his meal, his pelt flashing green as he calmed himself.
Human teens were most mesmerizing.

Colors Showing

Upon meeting Hwang Minhyun, the CEO of vampire-run company Empire, you’re intimidated by his cold nature and enormous levels of success. As the only human working at Empire, you’re bound to get yourself in a few sticky situations, but you’d never guessed that you’d be falling for your boss.

  • for anon who requested vampire!minhyun
  • in the same universe as moonstone
  • warnings for drinking blood

“Ah, no, no, no, no,” you groaned, bouncing on the balls of your feet, periodically glancing at your watch as though it would make time slow. “Today’s the worst day for this to happen.”

You were currently on the bus in morning traffic, and your job interview for the biggest shot in your life was in 10 minutes. You were half an hour away.

The bus inched slowly through the thick traffic, drawing closer and closer to your destination. By the time you were able to finally extract yourself from the crowd on the bus, you were ten minutes late to your interview. When you raced onto the elevator of the huge skyscraper that housed Empire and Co, you were fifteen minutes late. By the time you dashed to the receptionist desk, hair messy and breathing hard, you were twenty minutes late to your job interview for salesperson at Empire and Co, one of the largest corporations in the world.

“Name?” The receptionist asked, not even looking up as her perfectly manicured nails tapped away on the keyboard.

“(y/n) (y/l/n),” you said breathlessly, doing your best to smooth down your suit jacket.

The receptionist looked up sharply, nose wrinkled as she made eye contact with you. Her eyes turned a slight tinted red, as she handed you a visitor badge, her cold, elegant fingers brushing against yours.

You did your best to ignore her stare as you made your way to the conference room where the interviews were being held, pushing the door open tentatively.

“Who is it?” A male voice asked sharply, and you stumbled inside, straightening up quickly as you scanned the room. There were five males in total, four of them sitting in folding chairs, and the fifth standing in front of them. His presence was commanding, and you’d recognize those sharp cheekbones and piercing eyes anywhere—Hwang Minhyun.

“I’m (y/n), one of the applicants,” you managed to stammer out, hurrying inside to take the final seat at the back of the conference room.

“You’re late,” Minhyun drawled, eyes pinning you down as though you were a lowly bug.

“It won’t happen again,” you rushed to say, half-bowing from your seat. One of the other applicants turned in his seat and faced you, scoffing. His crimson irises made your blood run cold as you realized just what kind of situation you’d gotten yourself into. Empire was known for being an almost exclusively vampire-run corporation. You were one of the few humans brave enough to even apply for a job there, and it was honestly a miracle that you’d secured an interview at all.

“Now, as I was explaining,” Minhyun began pacing back and forth in front of the room, hands clasped behind his back, “we’re looking to expand our market. We need a salesperson who thinks quickly on their feet, is innovative, and a problem-solver.” You perked up at that—those were definitely words that you’d used on your resume. “This interview will be conducted in two segments. The first half will be the group interview—obviously, I’ll be asking you all questions. Feel free to answer them if you feel comfortable, and if you do not, I won’t pressure you. The second half will be a more hands-on project. I’ll be giving each of you an information packet, and will expect a detailed report on it. You’ll be giving those to me at the end of this interview.”

You nodded to yourself—you could totally do this. All it would take is a little concentration and hard work.

“So, first question,” Minhyun said with an eerily charming smile, eyes darting down to the paper in front of him. “What strengths do you possess that will benefit this company?”

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It’s been far too long since I did a proper FEELS AND PORN recs list, so here we go! This time around there’s a good mix of pairing fic and gen fic, which I highly encourage people to read, because honest! Some of the best OMG FEELINGS will come from genfic and it’s not at all for selfish “I need to talk about these fics!!!!” reasons at all. I would never! But you should read them all, genfic and pairingfic alike, and come talk to me about feelings anyway.

Chrysalis (chapter 4) by mjnobody, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, slave!loki, intersex!loki, dancer!loki, dark!thor, toys, 6.2k/20.6k total wip

thor gets his revenge in the best way

On The Way To The Party [ mobile ver. ] + Rendezvous [ mobile ver. ] by Calamity-Cain, thor/loki, NSFW, dom!thor, intersex!loki, dirty talk, dub on, ~1k

“Shush. Your tongue spins more lies than anything. Your body, on the other hand…” Practiced fingers unfastened his pants and slipped beneath his underwear. The warm dampness that nestled there still betrayed him.

Burden of proof by mysticmjolnir [ mobile ver. ], thor/loki, NSFW, rimming, 1.6k

“No, Thor,” snaps Loki, crossing his arms tightly over his chest and turning his face away. “Go away.” He shuts his eyes, making sure there was no chance of seeing Thor’s absurdly appealing face.

Helpful Intentions by Azeran, thor/loki, nsfw, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, in heat!loki, arranged marriage, fluff, 3.4k

“Loki. I can make the pain better.” Oil coated fingers flexed, then reached out to him again. But this time, he didn’t waver from his task. Thor wasn’t going to let Loki continue to idly suffer, when he could make things better. “Let me help you.”

Attention Seeking Behavior by Lokincest, thor/loki, pre-movies, 1.8k

Thor comes to Loki when he’s wounded.

Illusions and Dreams by izazov, thor/loki + others, post-thor 2, 10.7k

Be careful what you wish for. Loki learns what it means after finally ascending to the throne of Asgard.

heavy rain by sansuishi, thor/loki, human au, sick!loki, 1.5k

“Would you do something for me now, if I asked you?” Thor nodded instantly and Loki smiled.

Thorki Smut (untitled) by TheaNishimor, thor/loki, NSFW, pre-movies, 2.6k

Loki was bored out of his mind, trying to take notes as he listened to Odin’s meeting with the Council in the throne room.

The Nightmare King and the Golden Dust by OhMercyMe, thor/loki, rise of the guardians fusion, 2.2k

“It is good to see me?” He turned aside, lifting his hands to stare at his palms - imagining, for a moment, that he could see through them, as the men of this world had chosen to. That they had chosen to close their eyes to him. “It would be at that.”

The Terms of Pleasure by CalamityCain, thor/loki, NSFW, dark!thor, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, slave!loki, punishment, dub con, spanking, orgasm denial, bondage, punishment, come eating, 2.1k

Loki, pleasure slave to prince Thor Odinson, is punished for his transgressions.

Praxis by Rynfinity, thor/loki, nsfw, human au, high school au, crossdressing, 1.3k

This is all taking far more work than he’d anticipated. Not, of course, that he has any plan whatsoever of admitting he might have underestimated his brother. Not even to himself. Honestly, Loki isn’t even sure he could underestimate Thor. For real.

Paper Tiger, Paper Swords by MatchstickAmmonite, loki + thor + frigga + chitauri, post-thor 2, 35k wip

Loki has staged his own murder and is now cut off from family and society at large. For the moment he is disguised as Asgard’s king, but the illusion’s a temporary comfort since staying on Asgard means imprisoning himself to rot in the guise of Odin Allfather. Unhappily looking forward to a life spent in hiding on the galactic fringe, Loki schemes to plunder Asgard’s weapons vault and disappear.

Four Days with Lazarus by LadyCharity, thor & loki, post-thor 2, sick!loki (sort of), 13.7k

When the sky falls, he reaches for his brother. (in which Loki is afraid of hell)

Nothing But the Truth by TheOtherOdinson, thor & loki, truth spell, 5.1k

Loki’s been cursed to tell the truth. It’s not nearly as hilarious as Thor thinks it is.

Skullgaffer’s Crown by ZetaTauri, loki/leah + thor + all-mother + ikol, 616/journey into mystery, adventure fic, 19.3k

Loki is given a mission to retrieve a stolen crown, but he’s more interested in getting a new pair of shoes and trying to get laid. Mostly, Leah is just bored. Bored enough to go along with him, and bored by his antics.

A Very Old Story by Sand3, thor & loki, 616/journey into mystery/agent of asgard, 2.3k

For nearly two weeks there was no trace of Loki to be found anywhere Thor looked, though look he did. On the fourteenth day, Loki updated his ‘blog’. 

What He Could Do by CatKing_Catkin, thor & loki, 616/journey into mystery, suicide ideation, abuse issues, 2.7k

Thor is no fool. It is impossible to miss the scorn, abuse, and pain his brother faces by just trying to get through the day in an Asgard that holds him responsible for the crimes of a dead man.

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One Sentence Summary:

A friends-to-lovers romance where our human heroine & clawed, knife-toothed, gray-skinned non-human beta hero are arranged married.  

What part made you fangirl squeal:

  1. Every damn 75,500 word.
  2. Literally any time Brishen opened his mouth and said any of his swoontastic, respectful, kind words to our heroine.
  3. When both flat out told each other in a blunt but non-mean spirited way “Yo, you ugly.”

Favorite Character:

LITERALLY BOTH! Brishen is a sweetie hero & Ildiko is a walking meat Popsicle with a spine of steel. 

How smexy was the smex?

She teaches him about the G-spot AND making out, French-style. Plus dat sloooooooow burn sexual tension that only pops off after heart-feels start to flutter? WHAT YOU THINK THE SMEXTASTIC LEVEL BE!

Name That Trope:

Beta Hero, Friends-to-Lovers, Opposites Attract, Arranged Marriage, Human/Non-human Pairing

Whose Line Is It Anyway:

“I will cut out any tongue that would try and besmirch you. I’m adept at spear and sword as well. Just name who you want me to skewer for you.” - Brishen

Got any bitching to do?

LITERALLY NONE! My only complaint is that book 2 is more of this OTP & I GOT OTHER SHIPS THAT NEED SAILING DAMMIT!

Visually Depict Yo Book Feels:

Famous last words:

I WILL STAKE MY FANGIRL REPUTATION ON THE FACT THAT YOU SHALL lOOooOOOOoOOOOoooOooOOooOOooVE THIS BOOK! The whole thing is our heroine navigating her cultural differences with her new hubbie while he falls hard for her WHILE THEY BOTH GO FROM EWWW TO AWWWW! Get thee to a bookstore or library, YOUR SOUL DOTH NEED THIS, DAMMIT!


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Young God

A/n: This is the start of the Halsey series. Aka the fic that started it all. If you want to, you can read this as a prequel to Long Live the King, but it can also stand alone.

Song: Young God, Halsey 

Warnings: I don’t think there are any 

Originally posted by littlemisssyreid


He says, “Oh, baby girl, you know we’re gonna be legend. 

I’m the king and you’re the queen and we will stumble through heaven

You had known Loki since you were children, you came from a well off family who just happened to have connections with Odin and Frigga. You had known since you were a child that you had liked Loki but you were young and dumb and figured it would go away with time, like all childhood fascinations.  That was hundreds maybe thousands of years ago, you had lost count by now. One thing you hadn’t lost was your friendship with Loki and his brother.

“Y/n, your father and I have something to tell you.” That was the beginning of the end for you.

If there’s a light at the end, it’s just the sun in your eyes

I know you wanna go to heaven but you’re human tonight.

“You’ve been arranged to marry Thor.” Those were the words that changed your life. As soon as the words left your father’s mouth, you wanted him to take them back. It wasn’t that you and Loki had anything going between the two of you, not really. But you were finally beginning to think something might start. You were finally noticing the look in his eyes and how he watched you when he thought you weren’t looking. Those six words ruined everything for you, you’d never get the chance to see if Loki’s glances ever meant anything. You’d never know what a life with him could be like.

And I’ve been sitting at the bottom of a swimming pool

For a while now, drowning my thoughts out with the sounds

You had been spending the majority of your time in hiding after that night. You didn’t want to face the trickster, not now. You were moved into the palace as soon as you could be but it wasn’t by choice. You would stay in the grounds till your wedding which would occur after Thor’s coronation. On this particular evening, however, you were in the dining hall letting the noises fill your head so you could take your mind off of your troubles.

But do you feel like a young god?

You know the two of us are just young gods

“So, you’re to wed Thor?” Loki asked you. You hadn’t even noticed him take his place next to you.

“I suppose so,” you muttered

“You don’t seem very pleased,” he added

“Should I be?” you asked him “I didn’t exactly want to marry your brother.”

“Had your eyes set on someone else?” the god smirked, gods that smirk.

You sighed “If you only knew.”

“As if I don’t” Loki chuckled “I have something in mind, something that can put all of this off for a bit longer.”

“You always knew just how to save the day,” you smirked, “anything I can do to help?”

“Just stay put and act like you don’t know what’s going on,” he told you

And we’ll be flying through the streets with the people underneath

And they’re running, running, running

“Frost giants,” Odin muttered, and your stomach flipped

You knew Loki had a trick planned, but you had no idea he was going to do this. Part of you was terrified as you watched the brothers and their father race out of the room. The other half of you was glad that this was over, for now, you’d have at least a week of freedom you wouldn’t have had before.

But do you feel like a young god?

You know the two of us are just young gods

And we’ll be flying through the streets with the people underneath

And they’re running, running, running again

You followed the warriors three into the dining hall after hearing the commotion from within.

“Is everything alright?” you asked

“How could it be?” Volstagg ask distraught “your husband has just wasted a great meal!”

“Would be husband,” you corrected passing off you annoyance as a joke

You looked to Loki and watched his discussion with his brother with the others. The idea of going to Jotunheim and making the Giants pay for what they had done was not one you had in mind.

“You’ll get yourself killed,” you said

“We haven’t yet,” Fandral replied

“She’s right,” Loki countered “if you do this alone Asgard won’t have a king.”

“Who said I’m going alone?” Thor questioned

He says, "Oh, baby girl, don’t get cut on my edges

I’m the king of everything and oh, my tongue is a weapon

There’s a light in the crack that’s separating your thighs

And if you wanna go to heaven you should fuck me tonight.”

You didn’t realize how much of a difference that trip would make. Loki came back a different person, and Thor wasn’t allowed back. You still loved Loki, and he seemed to love you still, but it was different. You had to admit that no matter how much you loved the god he was a ruthless leader, and to tell the truth he scared you. It wasn’t enough to change your mind when he asked you to be queen. How could you turn an offer like that down? You finally had everything you wanted.

And I’ve been sitting at the bottom of a swimming pool

For a while now, drowning my thoughts out with the sounds

And then it was ripped from you, he was gone. You couldn’t stand the celebrations that everyone else seemed to partake in after Thor had told you what happened you made it your goal to never see the light of day. Not till you could be with him, maybe he had corrupted you as you had heard the people say on your rare outings. You didn’t care. They wouldn’t understand, how could they? You sat outside the dining hall now, Thor had convinced you to come out of hiding and have a proper meal.

“I thought I’d find you out here,” he said bringing you a plate of food

“How can you stand this?’ you asked, “They’re all so happy, it’s sickening.”

“You’re starting to sound like him,” Thor warned

“Who says that’s a bad thing?” you smirked, “He wasn’t a bad person, you know that.”
“I know,” he sighed “he did so much bad in his last moments, I fear that’s all anyone will ever remember.”

But do you feel like a young god?

You know the two of us are just young gods

And we’ll be flying through the streets with the people underneath

And they’re running, running, running


A/n: I hope you liked this. As an FYI each fic will be a different reader, but They’ll all be Halsey songs. Love you all -G

(keep me company tonight, ask me questions and for doodles! -G)

Would the stress of unicorn hunting be alleviated by having both members of the couple date the person separately?

Hey I’ve been doing some research (I’m new and still questioning) and I had an idea that I think would be more sensible than trying to add a third person straight into a couple and would like your opinion (please). My idea would be to have one person of the couple date the potential third person for a while and then the third person could start dating the other member of the original couple too before the triad is formed. I thought this might help reduce the stress on all involved but idk.

This kind of arrangement doesn’t really work, because it puts all sorts of prescriptions, demands, and expectations on the “third person” to date the other partner if they like one partner.

Think about how hard it is to find someone you ‘click’ with - someone you enjoy dating and want to be in a relationship with. Now imagine that you’re dating someone, and they go “also, as part of a PACKAGE DEAL, when you date me, you also date this other person! Who you didn’t get to choose, they’re just also here!”

It puts a lot of pressure on the “third” to like this other person. Even if you say you want to “take things slow” or “let things be organic,” there’s a major expectation there that “once you’re ready, you’ll start dating this person too!” What if they’re never ready? Most people I meet are not people I end up wanting to date. Simply being a partner of one of my partners doesn’t automatically make someone a perfectly eligible candidate for me. 

Almost no one likes being told who to date; there’s a reason arranged marriage is no longer in vogue for the most part. So this isn’t a very realistic plan, I’m afraid, since it requires someone essentially assigning a partner to someone else.

Ultimately, relationships are healthiest when they form organically, not out plans, arrangements, timelines, or prescriptions. If three people want to all date each other, let that happen. If it’s ultimately healthier and more sensible for a V-shape to form, well, it might be better to make that work than to try and force human relationships into an arrangement they’re not well suited for.

Check out this post, where I addressed a similar situation. Person A asking Person B and Person C to date is almost never sustainable or sensible.

Once upon a time, a couple of people (mikkenko and tailkinker-to-ennien, I believe) sent me a request for WORLD BUILDING FICS, which is a favorte thing of mine! Whether building an entirely new world for the characters or building up an established one, I tried to keep the focus on those fics that spend time in the world they inhabit and explore various aspects of it, along with the plot! This often means Jotunheim, but also I am entirely here for focus on Asgard or differing takes on Svartalfheim or Nidavellir or Alfheim or any of the Nine Realms!  (Part one of probably, like, three eventually. orz)

A Prelude by umakoo, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, 10k

Thor is young and reckless, eager to slay one of the ferocious frost giants and have the skalds sing songs of his mighty deed. He sneaks into Jötunheimr, but the giant he meets is nothing like the hulking, bloodthirsty creatures from the age-old stories they tell in Asgard.

Hammer, Horn, and Heart by umakoo, thor/loki + loki/mjolnir, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, in heat!loki, berserker!thor, mythology, NSFW, 10k

Thor often chose to visit him in the summer, for his golden skin was not made to withstand the cruel winters of Loki’s homeland. They would hunt together and feast together, tell stories and sing songs, spar and play and roam the land. Sometimes they bickered and came to blows, but no argument ever kept them from fucking for days on end, taking pleasure from each other’s bodies until their youthful lust was sated.

Of Gods and Monsters by umakoo, thor/loki, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, 10k

Moonlight shone in through the high windows and the cracks in the walls, creating a pale halo around Thor’s wooden frame. Loki laid his hand on the skillfully carved Mjöllnir that stood between the idol’s feet, tracing the patterns and runes with his fingers. He could not ignore the fact that the Thunderer held the place of honor in the mortals’ place of worship.

Thrice Blessed by umakoo, thor/loki + frigga + odin, NSFW, jotunn!loki, intersex!loki, pregnant!loki, mild childbirth scene, mild lactation kink, fluff, norse mythology elements, 14k

Part four in my Jotun AU series in which Thor and Loki have their first child.

Monstrous Terrain by rayemars, thor/loki + other thor characters, NSFW, jotunn!thor + jotunn!loki, au, 30k

At the conclusion of the war between the Aesir and the Jotnar, Laufey not only takes his choice of spoils from Odin’s treasury, but also claims his eldest son as a hostage. Concealing his parentage from Thor would be easier were it not that an Aesir can’t bear a jotun’s touch–at least not a full-blooded one’s.

a history of things unsaid by circa1220bce, thor/loki, a handful of NSFW scenes, 30.5k

The Kings and Princes of Jötunheimr gain immortality and a ruthlessness unmatched by any other by having their hearts consigned to the Casket of Ancient Winters. Odin, thanks to the Well of Mímir, knew such a ceremony would leave the Casket vulnerable for the taking. Odin brought the forces of Asgard to Jötunheimr on the day Loki’s heart was to be sealed away, disrupting the ceremony half way through. When Loki learns that he has only ever lived with half of a heart, he sets to finish what was begun. But events don’t proceed quite as he plans…

The Fault is Not in Our Stars by MonstrousRegiment, thor/loki + other asgardians, au, 30k wip

After a long and wretched campaign, Asgard has conquered Jotunheim. To ensure King Laufey’s cooperation and later friendship between the kingdoms, Asgard takes home the apparent heir to the throne, Loki Laufeyson. Loki is, unfortunately, anything but complacent.

The Sound of Letting Go by Velvedere, thor/loki + background characters, mildly nsfw, 35k

He was going to do it. Thor knew he was going to do it. He had seen that look before. That look echoed across a childhood of stolen nights and broken trespasses. Of dangers fought, revisited, and conquered. It was the look in Loki’s eyes when he’d made up his mind.

Winter and Spring by Sinclair_Spirits, thor/loki, NSFW, some dub con aspects, some violence, jotunn!loki, arranged marriage, 62.5k wip

Loki is given to Thor by his brother as a ploy to gain Asgard’s army. Much political scheming and conspiracies ensue as Loki finally finds his place in life and in Thor’s heart.

Never Doubt by rayemars, thor/loki + other asgardians, some loki/omc (that’s not really about them), NSFW, berserker!thor, implied child abuse, 35.9k wip

The Aesir won’t accept a king who would ride into battle and be unable to tell enemy from ally; and so when his berserker nature is discovered, Thor and Loki’s inheritances and roles are upended drastically. But some things never change.

Stone Age AU, thor/loki, nsfw, dub-con/non-con in parts (at first), brief descriptions of child death, stone age au, 60k

norsekink prompt: Thor’s tribe destroys another tribe because they couldn’t agree about their territories. Loki, a son of the leader of that tribe, survives, but he gets captured and enslaved.

What Once Was Lost Returned by DemonQueen666, thor & loki + loki/angrboda + other mcu characters, jotunn!loki, divergent timeline, 74k

Things go very differently on the ill-suited venture to Jotunheim when the Frost Giants notice something about one of the invaders. But their decision to “rescue” what they assume must be a kidnapped Jotun has many unexpected and far-spanning consequences…especially for Loki himself.

The Poison Rain by Lizardbeth, frigga & loki, frigga & thor, thor & loki, odin/frigga, 36k

Frigga and Thor battle Loki to save him from himself. Words are Frigga’s weapons and love is her strength, and she will not surrender this fight.

Hail of Shadows by Lizardbeth, thor & loki + frigga & loki + thanos + malekith + other marvel characters, torture/loki whump, plotfic, redemption fic, 64.5k

Outside the boundaries of the Nine Realms, beyond the protective embrace of the World Serpent, waits a figure of nightmare and shadow, who leaves only death in his wake: Thanos the Eternal. Even as Loki vows revenge, dark forces are moving. Frigga knows only her family united will withstand the coming storm, even as the fates seem determined to rip them apart.

Road to Nowhere by Lise, thor & loki + frigga + other thor characters, thor 2 spoilers, action fic, quest fic, 27.2k

When Loki turns up demanding Thor’s help on a quest to retrieve the All-Mother from Valhalla, Thor isn’t about to say no. But that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten anything, and what better time than a road trip through the backwaters of the universe for trying to talk things out?

Id Est Furor by kaasknot, thor & loki, thor 2 spoilers, role reversal, berserker!thor, character death, 1.8k

“Come to visit me again, brother?” Thor’s voice rumbled through the prison block like thunder in the distance. Loki stepped out from the shadows of the stairwell. “Disasters are always so compelling to watch,” he replied.

Ere the World Falls by kaasknot, thor & loki + frigga & loki, berserker!thor, role reversal au, 5.9k

“The sonic boom ripped through the sky over Asgard’s capital, rattling windows in their casements and scaring clouds of pigeons into the air. It overlapped with a deafening crack, and the combined reverberations, enough to set the dust of the streets shivering into the air, vibrated through Loki’s chest. He frowned, looking up from the doll-like mask of the Svartálfar corpse he was examining. He knew that sound. Catching the eye of the einheri captain beside him, he tilted his head in silent command. ‘It seems my brother has come home,’ he said. 'We should give him a proper welcome.'”

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dreamingbooknerds  asked:

Hey Dr Ferox! Newbie vet here, just wondering if you have any quick tips about working with clients that are human medicos? I had a GP client come in with a dog that had 'a sore mouth' but they'd already gone and bought liquid amoxyclav and meloxicam and started dosing the dog ('checked the dose with a vet friend'), and the lesion had practically disappeared. I was kinda internally screaming the whole consult.

I don’t have one that’s quite that bad. At least amoxyclav and meloxicam are relatively safe in most (definitely not all) species.

There are doctors out there writing ‘extra’ scripts for owners to get medication for their pet through human pharmacies. That’s because with Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme certain medications are cheaper for humans. This is fraud and practicing veterinary medicine without a license, and if you can identify this it should be reported. It’s also poor patient care because owners suddenly think they don’t need to bring their pets in for check ups any more, and are not looking for side effects of NSAIDS, or whether the dose of heart medication or insulin needs to be changed.

Most of my human doctor clients have been pretty good, though some tend to be on the demanding side and one always gets into a snit when they’re waiting for more than five minutes because “My time is important.” I often muse on how ironic this is when waiting for an hour because the doctor’s are running late at my partner or my medical appointments.

I generally ‘forget’ that they are human doctors and treat them like anybody else. Most GPs are certainly capable of being personable, at least when they feel like it, and a good one will realize that they’re not the only doctor in the room.

As for quick tips:

  • Be professional. Be good. I could criticize lots of GPs for not really listening to their patients, for not doing a thorough clinical exam, for not making eye contact and not addressing all the concerns in the consult. Show them how it’s done.
  • Prescribe exactly what you need. Don’t allow there to be ‘extra’ medication at the end of the treatment course.
  • ‘Apologize’ that there will be a few minute wait before you have Xray results or blood results. (If you’re unfamiliar with the human medical system, you often have to go to a different building and wait days for results.)
  • Be aware of legislation.
  • Be aware of comparative anatomy and physiology differences. Human doctors often find this interesting and it reminds them that they don’t know everything there is to know about this species.
  • Remind them if the clinic is open late and on weekends. This is very useful for nurses too, those that say “I work a lot so I can’t come into the clinic during the week” are sometimes taken aback when you say “Well we’re open from 8am to 8pm and can do an early drop off by prior arrangement.” Most human nurses in particular are surprised at just how long our days are. 

But to be fair, remember that we’re not perfect either. Veterinarians are known for treating their own wounds, for popping some amoxyclav when we get bitten by a cat, or taking some metoclopramide if we’re nauseous at work. There are vets that will self-prescribe from the veterinary pharmacy rather than leave work for the day.

It happens. One part of this is the reluctance to leave work when it’s busy, and you only ever get injured when it’s busy. The other part is the reluctance to deal with the often slow and convoluted human medical system. You have to do this eventually anyway, this self-treatment should really only be limited to first aid.

I mean, technically I am allowed to treat a human in the absence of more a more qualified individual. That does imply that an effort should be made to find the appropriate individual, whether that’s a paramedic, nurse, or human doctor. 

vvarp-core  asked:

Im sorry i just had the image of ryder falling asleep in like a weird place like their desk or somthing and jaal doesnt know wtf human sleeping arrangements are but he knows the hyperion is cold af so he drapes his lil poncho cape over them like a blanket anyways i live for small gestures of affection especially in platonic relationships

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I don’t want your sexy cutscenes, BioWare, I want this!

The stronger the wind is, the stronger the tree.

The vampires on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel don’t have a culture. They’ve got traditions and customs, like not going out on Halloween, transmitted information and oral histories, like the Whirlwind’s notoriety and the near-mythic Slayer, and the occasional prophecy or cult of personality, but no culture. No society as such. It reminds me a bit of childlore and other parts of children’s culture, where it’s only tangentially connected to the surrounding civilization. They’re so bereft of anything - any connections whatsoever - that the moment someone says “I’m going this way” they’ve got people following them.

Usually vampire society is shown as something that’s existed for thousands of years with all sorts of small details, elaborate hierarchies and aristocracies, and established protocols and rituals, like what to do if you make a new vampire. Sometimes it’s completely absent and vampires are non- social solitary predators. Every so often, it’s shown as something in flux and ongoing development, but I’ve never seen anything with vampires creating a society of their own.

It’d take an immense shift in the entire dimensional paradigm to get vampires to talk to each other long enough and consistently enough to make something which could be accurately called a culture.

And it was when I was discussing the parallels between Spike and Konstantin Bothari - two monstrous people that devote themselves to becoming heroes and take meaning in their lives from being a beloved woman’s dog - that I realized the Vorkosigan Saga had the ideal framework I could hang these thoughts on.

As ever, would that I had world enough and time; instead, at a friend’s request, a write-up it is. With about 6,000 words under the cut in three parts - the cultural framework and general backstory, the crossover narrative itself, and a crossover pairing of happy monsters - to avoid breaking anyone’s screens.

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ficklerecluse  asked:

So, I reread your post about arrancarr being used to burying themselves in sand for warmth and protection, what if their s/o introduced them to cozy blanket forts with comfy blankets and pillows of their own?

(๑・ω-)~♥” Hehehe~~


-He’s asleep within moments, half buried under a couple of the fluffier blankets and purring audibly. He’s always made do with piles of the strange, uncomfortable pillows in Las Noches, but this is much better. Now, the only problem is ever getting him out of the blanket fort. 


-While she’s sure you must find it pathetic that she’s so affected by a mere pile of soft things, it’s impossible not to give in and curl up inside, buried in one warm corner. Real shelter is so hard to come by in Las Noches, the sudden comfort isn’t worth ignoring. 


-He claims that a “blanket fort” would be a waste of his time, but you very soon catch glowing green eyes staring out at you from the darkness. The comfort of a real shelter is hard to resist, even at the cost of admitting that he enjoys the warmth more than he tries to insist. 


-It has to be a pretty big blanket fort for him to fit, but the dark, warm, shelter affects him so much it’s almost worrying. Huddled up inside the darkest part, purring deeply, he’s so ashamed of giving in to instinct in front of you that it almost hurts to look at you afterward. 


-He claims to only be indulging what you want, but the quiet, steadily building purr says otherwise. Eventually, he’s buried deep in the blankets and very obviously so happy he seems close to melting. If you’re in there with him, the added warmth only make everything worse. 


-He hates to admit to how comforting a mere pile of soft things actually is, but the perceived safety of somewhere dark and warm and sheltered affects him in instinctual, impossible to resist ways. Not even his ego can keep him from giving in to the need to stay there. 


-The relative shelter of a dark, enclosed pile of blankets is far preferable to what apparently passes for human sleeping arrangements. The darkest, farthest corner of the fort is now his favorite place to be, especially because of how warm it gets when you’re in there with him. 


fairytale retellings for my teen wolf ships: scydia + the little mermaid

lydia dreams of a life on land, never realizing the turmoil currently overtaking the kingdom she gazes at. everything changes when she saves prince scott from being drowned by a group of would be assassins. lured in by promises of adventure, lydia trades her fins for feet. the only rule: don’t fall in love.

The Patrician disliked the word ‘dictator’. It affronted him. He never told anyone what to do. He didn’t have to, that was the wonderful part. A large part of his life consisted of arranging matters so that this state of affairs continued.

Of course, there were various groups seeking his overthrow, and this was right and proper and the sign of a vigorous and healthy society. No-one could call him unreasonable about the matter. Why, hadn’t he founded most of them himself? And what was so beautiful was the way in which they spent nearly all their time bickering with one another.

Human nature, the Patrician always said, was a marvellous thing. Once you understood where its levers were.

—  Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!