Blue Rosed Mafia by TrinityWitch, Teen, 1.8k (WIP) No one expected a Japanese man to run the number one Mafia family in Russia. Yuri Katsuki is the Pakhan for a Russian mafia group and Victor Nikiforov is with him too. Inspired by this Mafia AU by @minatu!
Caught in the Crossfire by cloudybreaths, Mature, 4.8k (WIP) Yuuri sits back in Victor’s chair, crossing his legs, and rests his cheek in his palm. Yuri stares at him, and there’s a shiver that goes down his spine. Yuuri’s eyes are dark and his face stone, as though he was the true leader of the number one mafia family in Russia. For a moment, Yuri almost believes it. Inspired by this Mafia AU by @minatu!
Orchestra by the_headband_girl, Teen, 3.4k (WIP) Sometimes in order to exercise a mission, a well-orchestrated plan has to become its foundation, like a literal world renowned orchestra. Every note must be at sync to perform beautifully and perfectly with no misses, and that is what this family has to do. Inspired by this Mafia AU by @minatu!
Even Princes Can Relate by Watermelonsmellinfellon, Mature, 6.8k Phichit got an invitation to Victor Nikiforov’s birthday celebration, and he was taking Yuuri as his plus one. The prince of Petersburg was probably the most amazing person in Yuuri’s opinion. Not once did he think that they could get along so well though. Inspired by this art by @xiaoann!
you’ve heard this one before by AXSY, Teen, 13k (WIP) In which Victor Nikiforov is a Man for Hire. Urban legends say that, for the right price (and sometimes just for kicks), he can single handedly pull off any job in the world. Beautiful, invincible and filthy rich. Enter Katsuki Yuuri and it all goes to shit. Based off this post! Inspired by this art by @sailor2xmoon!
Stamina by Watermelonsmellinfellon, Mature, 1.1k “Can’t you go another round with me, Victor?” Yuuri purred, voicing teasing and deepening erotically. Victor’s eyes dilated once more and his breath hitched again. Inspired by this art by @xiaoann!
Yearn by mizunohikaru, Gen, 697 words Victor glanced on the ice—and mesmerized. The delicate Asian beauty was cladded in black; the embedded rhinestones sparkled under the spotlight. Those raven coloured long mane was tied in a ponytail, swayed in the air: like ink spread on the scroll of Chinese masterpieces painting. Inspired by this art by @princessharumi!
I literally did nothing yesterday after work, I was a lump and watched movies. So now I feel relaxed this morning enough to actually draw. I’m actually going to color this because Suga makes a pretty crow demon, and also I missed his birthday. Also bless Suga and his beauty mark~
Ty, as someone of faith, do you have any tips on how to write Muslim characters respectfully? Especially Muslim women?
You know, I get this question a lot, more than I care to remember. And while I know you’re probably very well-intentioned, this question is vague, generalizing, and tiring.
Muslims are human beings just like any other character you’d want to write. We are varied and unique, and while our experiences and faith provide a common ground and sense of community, even that is vastly different depending on the individual.
Like I said, I know you’re probably well-intentioned, but we’re not a monolithic group that can be represented in one character. If I told you how to write a Muslim character based solely on my experiences, I’m sure many other Muslims would argue with you about the accuracy of that character.
I tell people this all the time, but consider writing more than one character. Writing multiple characters forces you into seeing them as individuals instead of token minority characters. It will force you into differentiating them even if they’re related.
And this is what we’re looking for: not ONE well-written Muslim character, but many different unique HUMAN BEINGS represented in media who are Muslim. Muslims of different body types, ethnicities, races, cultures, sexualities, genders, interests, dreams, goals, pain, success. There is no single “best written Muslim character” because we take up a fourth of the planet’s population and there is no way for you or anyone to fit us all into one fictional character.
A lot of this will be your own trial and error. Yeah, please learn about the religion and cultures a bit, but there is no magic switch that will make your character “unproblematic” or whatever kind of validation you are seeking.
Sorry if this is a bit harsh, but I hope you understand how many times I’ve been asked this and expected to speak on behalf of other Muslims. My back is not your bridge into diverse literature.
(footnote: please click the hyperlinks, they’ll help)