so recently in our skype femslash chat me, @hellobeau@seagrot@frantastically and @roses-ebottles PLUS A BUNCH MORE I CANT REMEMBER created and curated what is possibly the cutest and most wholesome post-game earth c lovechildren AU that has ever existed
rose and kanaya have a daughter named lilith (like the demon), a ferocious human girl who gets a buzzcut in 5th grade and also has inexplicable glowing powers, because why not. vriska and terezi have their accidental trollbaby whose name is “spider” (it fits the troll naming conventions ok……. would their hypothetical child ever have a serious name anyways) affectionately referred to as “spiders” who will eat anything if you dare her to, wears kids glasses goggles because her vision is so bad, and is the most sensitive child alive
such shenanigans ensue as:
- spiders and lilith make a blood pact to become “blood sisters” by stealing a staple from the 3rd grade teacher’s wastebasket
- lilith makes up some bullshit about how ladybugs are red because they taste good and spiders not only believes her but actually eats the fucking thing
- lilith buys a sword at an anime convention when she’s 11
- lilith starts learning to fence and spiders assumes she has taken up beekeeping
- spiders gets grounded for collecting rolly pollys at school
- spiders asks terezi 500 questions at 2 am after she couldn’t sleep and terezi answers all of them but the answers become more and more ludicrous. spiders eventually catches on
- lilith and rose practice “screaming exercises” where they go down to the basement stand on the table and just scream and jump around to let off emotional stress. it works very well, but not as well for kanaya
- lilith takes an immediate shining to the sewing work that kanaya does. kanaya starts teaching her and she’s so thrilled until lilith immediately asks her to make her and spiders cosplay for the next anime convention
- whenever spiders can’t sleep vriska tells her “stories” but she makes them all about herself + tells them in the first person and pretends it really happened to her. spiders spends many years believing these stories until one day she asks terezi about “the time mom fled from two troll cops and one human cop while riding two motorcycles at once” and terezi just takes off her glasses and holds her face in her hands
- davekat has a kid too. they’re around. the first swear spiders ever said was because vriska gave her $5 to say “fuck you karkat” to his face and she actually did. terezi grounded both of them. dave and lilith get along pretty well though
- roxy callie and jade are all like Cool Aunts to lilith (and spiders too by proxy) and teach them all sorts of neat things, like how to shoot a gun and clean out an NES cartridge
I COULD TALK ALL DAY BOUT THIS BUT ANYWAYS…. ITS GOOD…. ITS VERY WHOLESOME AND SWEET and i’m soft and gay so i love it……
truly the adorable nonsensical “your otp has kids” AU femslash fans (read: probably just me) have been waiting for
Here are some fics where Lily is different types of badass:
Title:king and lionheart ( Alive excerpt) Author:fssquiggles Rating: T Genre(s): Romance, Humour Chapters: 1 (out of 14) Word Count: ~ Summary: The story of Prince James and his lionheart. All he’s ever done is
watch her back, watch her leave, watch her protect him, because that is
what a lionheart is supposed to do. James wonders why it can’t go both
Title:Espionage Author: thomasdean Rating: Unrated Genre(s):Romance, Humour Chapters:1 Word Count: ~ Summary: Lily wasn’t supposed to be discovered at all, if she was being completely honest with herself, but it wasn’t her
fault the demons running that university happened to place her in the
same course and building as the person she was assigned to, and it
certainly wasn’t her fault her boss had a sadistic sense of humour. “This’ll
build character,” he said, “An extra challenge. I have faith in you,”
as he cackled his way down the hall. Lily hoped he choked on that lying
Title:King and Lionheart Author:liiilyevans Rating: Explicit Genre(s): Romance, Humour Chapters: 1 Word Count: 13,625 Summary: royalty + so
you’re the rebel knight who has decided to conquer my land and oh
shit with your helmet off you’re actually pretty hot au
Title:A Matter of Timing Author: preciselypotter Rating: T Genre(s): Romance, Drama Chapters: 6 [WIP] Word Count: 88,633 Summary:
Worn out from a war she’s been fighting for too long, Lily Evans agrees
to spend a year teaching at Hogwarts. What she finds there is not only a
temporary reprieve from the battlefield but also the whirlwind that
will change the course of her life.
Title: perpetuus Author: gryffindormischief Rating: T Genre(s): Adventure, Romance Chapters: 1 Word Count: 14,397 Summary: Sometimes even an entire life of planning can’t prepare you for a pair of warm, millennia old, hazel eyes.
Title: Pirate Jily the First Author: strangerslikem3 Rating: T Genre(s): Romance, Adventure, Pirate AU Chapters: 1 Word Count:~ Summary: “Evans, are you listening to me?” barked Captain James Potter.
To be honest, the reason why she was having troubling focusing was because Captain Potter decided to walk around shirtless.
Title:Girl Got Game
Author:Liebesbrief Rating: T Genre(s):Romance, Humour Chapters:22 Word Count:120,708 Summary:
Lily was not prepared to go to Hogwarts to live a life of gender
bending and cross dressing just in order to be able to play a serious
game of Quidditch. But that cute chaser James Potter just might make up
for all of it…if he weren’t such a jerk.
Title:Demigod Author:gryffindormischief Rating: T Genre(s): Adventure, Romance Chapters: 2 Word Count: 12,608 Summary: Based (fairly loosely)
on a prompt: so I’m a greek god and you’re a demigod who I turned up to
curse because man you screwed up, but honestly that face is too cute to
turn into a minotaur au
Title: Pretty Kind of Dirty Face Author: a_lrightevans Rating: T Genre(s): Romance Chapters: 1 Word Count: 4,687 Summary:
Lily is a hitwoman but like, a hitwoman with a moral compass. and James
is next in line for a bullet in the brain but instead of shooting him
she falls in love with him and really its all very inconvenient
Title:Sunshine in My Eyes Author:monroeslittle Rating:M Genre(s): Romance, Angst Chapters: 7 Word Count: 93,329 Summary:
Mr. and Mrs. Evans are killed when Lily’s only a girl, and she’s
supposed to go to a home with her sister. Instead, a relative they
didn’t know they had comes to collect them, and introduces Lily to
manners, magic, and a life that’s just the slightest bit different from
the life she was supposed to live.
Title: And the Wolves All Cry Author: monroeslittle Rating: M Genre(s):Romance Chapters: 1 Word Count: 31,769 Summary: AU. if a certain person doesn’t hear a prophecy, does it still come true?
Title:Lily Author:petals-to-fish Rating: T Genre(s):Romance, Drama Chapters:10 Word Count:47,002 Summary:
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of
all.” Worried her ailing friend will be killed when he is drafted by the
Aurors, Lily Evans masquerades as a pureblood to train with other
recruits. Accompanied by an old friend from school, she uses her smarts
to outwit the terrifying Death Walkers, impressing her Captain, James
Potter along the way.
Title: Firelight Waltz Author: cgner Rating: T Genre(s): Romance, Humour Chapters: 1 Word Count: 12,038 Summary:
“I’d like to assign the two of you a special, undercover mission,”
Dumbledore says, his wrinkled fingers steepling on his desk. “I require
two Order members to pose as a newlywed couple.”
Title: Deliverance Disorder Descent Author: Tedd.E.Bare Rating: T Genre(s): Drama, Mystery Chapters: 16 Word Count: 40,000 Summary: It’s 1989, an election year; Lily and James are agents working for
Phoenix, the secret security organisation that ensures members of
parliament are kept safe from terrorist threats during times of crisis,
in both war and peace. When a former foe returns for a new round,
they’re sent in undercover to reveal what their enemy is planning. Will
they survive the mad man? All-Muggle AU.
Title:Always The Accidents Author: the-sassy-mango Rating: T Genre(s):Romance, Crime Chapters:14 [WIP] Word Count: 31.065 Summary:
James and Lily are secret agents/spies working for the Order. They
really dislike each other. Now, in order to recover the Philosophers
Stone, they have to pretend to be a loved up couple.
Title:Fairy Tale Robbery
Author: preciselypotter Rating: M Genre(s): Romance, Crime Chapters: 4 [WIP] Word Count: 12,919 Summary:
Meet James Potter: modern-day Robin Hood, con man, thrill seeker. He and
his merry Marauders have been hired to steal from none other than the
highest in the land. Meet Lily Evans: the Queen’s sister, activist,
(likewise) thrill seeker. Lily Evans is James’ mark. James Potter is in
for a few surprises.
I know this is gonna come off as a concern troll but I feel like I'm the only one that thinks Lili looked and sounded really sad yesterday. Her tweet to Casey kinda put the cherry on top. And then people said Cole was an asshole when they met him last night sned that one girl's boyfriend was gonna fight him.... do you think he was trying to pick up another girl?
eeeh i think you feel that way because you are the only one who thinks that. lili probably was pretty damn exhausted after working all week, early flights and all day shooting before hanging out with friends. her tweet to casey was an indication of her being sad how exactly?
and the entire cole thing is just ridicilous. no he wasn’t picking up another girl. period. the end. that dude is so in love with lili i doubt he even sees other girls unless its through a camera lens for his job. besides salty people who don’t get attention from people like cole tweet nonsense, its been known. or have you forgotten the twitter rants of that drunk girl who came after cole only to have lili bitch slap her back in place?
why is it that every time cole and lili are apart for more than 6 hours people freak out and go straight to break up or cheating or ‘’they don’t seem the same’’? it’s honestly really insulting to their relationship and to them as people.
I'm a bit confused. Two girls are running this account?
Hey!! So the two of us (Bridge and Krish) are besties and late last year in the middle of one of our lectures we were like “hey let’s make a SJM tumblr” and then dorianthekinkymf was born
Just some housekeeping:
Asks: whoever is answering will use #krish or #bridge so you kinda know who it is
Posts: if there is a long tag rant LOL we will use #krish or #bridge
DMs: with private messages, whoever starts the conversation will state whoever you are speaking to at the start, and then that one person will continue the conversation. There won’t be any switching hahah coz that would be confusing af
So if you’ve been around our blog a bit you will have noticed that there are a lot of Dorian obsession/love posts. I take full responsibility for these. He is my husband. He is my princeling. We are in love. I also love my crackship Fenrian and quietly cackle to myself as i create random af text posts about them.
I absolutely adore SJM’s writing style. Like i opened TOG and immediately knew that I had arrived at my new obsession. After reading about 2 chapters of TOG i proceeded to buy the rest of the series. Also her STRONG. BADASS. FEMALE. CHARACTERS. The confidence that Celaena has in herself gives me life. We need more characters who don’t need the confirmation of men to think they’re pretty and smart and funny and perfect just the way they are!!
Random things about me: I am obsessed with period dramas (Jane Austen and Downton Abbey are my faves), TV shows in general, tennis, the Royal Family (UK), and just love hanging with all my friends and making new ones!! So feel free to shoot me a message or tag me in stuff because it makes me happy <3
Hey! I’m Bridge! If you notice a long rant in the tags about Rowan, its 10000% likely that was me. I’m in love with him all the things he says and his actions, and “to whatever end” omfg he is so sexy and sweet and I’m already about to cry tears of happiness and pain already.
ANYWAY my Rowan obsession aside I fell in love with SJM books through Celaena and Aelin and just how much of a badass character she is and her confidence in herself which i absolutely love!
I also wrote the alternative ACOWAR HC, so I formally apologise for my sadistic side, I just really love endings that are just heatbreakingly tragic sometimes.
Some things that you should know about me are that I love all things Disney and pink (basically I’m a 8 years old at heart) play a few instruments and am really into music and love my friends more than anything else in this world! Please say hi! I love meeting new ppl here!
When you suffer addiction it never truly leaves,
you can see it all around, everywhere so perfectly,
IN his voice, in her eyes,
In his tracks and in her lies
Like on Halloween their face they hide covered up by their disguise
You’ll see it in your loved ones, that’s the worst,
To see them gambling with the devil, fuck it hurts,
They’re looking for a good time, a fix whatever it may be,
But I’ve said those same things, and seen the worst of this disease,
I gave up everything for this sickness, why?
Because when i though of death its what made me feel alive,
The tears were blocked, the pounds were lost,
More than just money! my whole life it cost,
So pretty on the eyes, destructive at the touch,
I’ll never shoot it, what a lie, I fell in love with the rush,
I’m a junkie, a low life and it’s all because I’m sick,
I never thought my life would have ever come to this
I just wanted to be happy, who cares if I get high,
That’s the lie I told myself damn near a thousand times,
Happiness was gone so was the pleasure I once felt,
I needed it to feel alive, that’s when i knew I needed help
But did I get it? Of course not, just another shot,
A couple grams in a single hit? Why not?
Its crazy, almost impossible to believe,
That someone would give up everything and end up the streets,
Drugs, they really are that great,
“ gonna try it once” that’s your first mistake,
Then come the heart breaks, stealing and dishonesty,
try and convince the world “I swear there’s nothing wrong with me”
Flicking out the air, as your biting on the tourniquet,
The needle in your vein and you hope that your not missing it,
Woooah, you feel it in your throat, what a rush,
It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever felt, holy fuck
I learned to cook, I learned to sell, Honestly did pretty well,
But I was working for the devil handing tickets out to hell,
Swell, profiting from what tore me apart,
Spreading a disease and breaking families hearts,
Remember these words, please remember what I say,
Because drugs are everywhere and will find you someday,
Drugs tell us lies, but addiction is real,
It’s a scary life to live in which you never truly heal.
Everywhere I go and everything I see,
Is a constant reminder of who I used to be, the life that I led the demons in my head, I listend to the words my father once said,
Son you can do whatever you wanna do just do your best,
I wanted to do meth and I became a pro,
Used it every way everyday, still some things I will never want yo let you know,
I lost hope, gave in lost some more, I’m fighting everyday like I’m stuck at war,
Sometimes I get hit but I get back on my feet, it’ll never be over kuz it can’t be beat, it’s apart of me, it’ll always be, until the death of me I’ll suffer all my life probably. There’s nothing wrong with me, God already knows what’s next, I know he’ll lead me to what’ he feels is best
Not that I don't love the EW pics but some seem...overly posed? Idk I'm gonna say it's the photographer bc in comparison to other shoots I've never seen this w/ SC. Almost too romance-novel-cover-esque where she's looking up at him & he's towering down over her w/ the dramatic looks. SC are so naturally good that these just look like they were given too much direction in some. You can tell it's what they were going for so maybe it's just me who finds it a bit much compared to other shoots.
nah I can see what you mean. My reaction in person was pretty mellow BUT I will say. Even if these pictures are posed, and some of them seem a bit more posed to me than others, the way they’re able to exude chemistry makes them so much hotter. like the Emmy pics were posed too but it’s the same kind of sex vibe. just…straight up sex. like look at their faces
I don’t give a fuck if that’s posed or not tbh it’s fucking hot.
If you're still taking prompts, can you do something with Sid being jealous please!? I love your writing it's so cute!!!
Sidney is very aware of the eyes on Geno. Even before they were dating, Geno’s never lacked a pretty thing to hang onto his arm for events, and even when the team goes out to a bar, there’s always someone attractive slinking up to Geno and giggling within minutes. And when Geno does take them home, Sidney had always placed the burning irritation inside him then as annoyance that he’s ditching the team, not as jealousy. But he knows now. He can already see a young woman at the edge of the bar, shooting glances at Geno and hoping to catch his eye.
Sidney doesn’t get jealous. He can’t. He’s gone through enough media-training to know that if he doesn’t want blurry pictures of himself pasted all over the Internet the next day, he should hold himself back. But then then the woman starts to seem more determined, and she’s beginning to make her way over to the Pens table when Sidney makes a decision.
“Zhenya,” he purrs, right next to Geno’s ear. His Russian is still generally abysmal, but there’s one thing he can pronounce right and it’s the only thing he needs to know. Geno’s laughing abruptly cuts off. He knows this voice, soft and wanting and playful. Sidney squeezes his boyfriend’s knee, once. “Zhenya, I want to go home.”
“Okay,” he says immediately, slinging back his drink. Then to the team, “Bye, guys. Me and Sid go home now.”
There’s catcalls and obnoxious whistles, but Sidney doesn’t miss the disappointed expression on the woman’s face, and he makes it all the way inside the car until he starts climbing onto Geno’s lap and kissing him deeply.
Also it's so hard to find nice soft boys in YA they all like shooting things or breaking things or not talking about their feelings, have you any good soft quiet boy recs? c:
Oh my god, let me please introduce you to my soft son Radu from And I Darken by Kiersten White. He’s smol and quiet and gay and he loves his sister so much and will Do Anything for her even though he’s pretty sure she hates him. He’s also incredibly selfless and smart and just agh please read this book and love and cherish him.
obviously I went for the star theme and her thing is like, someone stole something she worked really hard to get (like a pokemon or something), she gets upset and akumatized, now she like just goes around putting star stickers on things and claiming them as her’s. That wouldn’t be so much of a problem but well she can pretty much hide anything in them magic sox as long as its got the sticker (and isn’t living because ew). The gun is just because and shooting lil explosive stars.
her weakness is water because like all the stickers just get washed off.
@nostarielstuff requested: HI! So I’m a slut for soulmate and mob AU’s could you do a Natasha x reader imagine where’s she’s a mob boss and you’re her soulmate she keeps tucked away. Hi dear! Sorry its taken me so long to post this, but I am also a slut for soulmate AUs and this is amazing! Thanks for the request lovely! I changed it a little bit but I hope you still love it.
Summary: Natasha runs the Russian mob in New York. She is deadly and doesn’t take shit, except when it comes to you, her soulmate. And God forbid anyone insult or make a move on you.
Your soul-mark: A tattoo of your soulmate’s first words to you.
Trigger Warnings: Shooting, death, swearing, unwanted advances, making out (if that’s a warning?)
“What’s a pretty thing like you doing in a place like this?” Twelve words that changed your life. As a child your parents were unsure of the question, thinking that you were going to go down the wrong path or end up in a sleezy part of town. And they weren’t wrong. On the fateful night you ended up in one of the worst bars on the north side of New York, surrounded by drug dealers, bikers, mob members and gangbangers. Nat had her eyes on you from the moment you stepped through the door, smiling softly to her self when you told the bartender who was trying to get you into bed to ‘go fuck himself.’
“What’s a pretty thing like you doing in a place like this?” She asked as she situated herself on the bar stool beside you. A small scoff sounded in the back of your throat as you downed the shot of vodka before turning to the woman.
“Having some fun. Care to join?” And with that, Natasha was gone. You could’ve asked her to take on anyone in the world and she would’ve done it for you.
You smiled softly at the memory, brushing your finger against your collarbone, where your soul-mark was.
“Hey there, hot stuff. What are the chances of me flipping this coin and getting head?” A drunken man slurred as he sauntered up to you. You raised an eyebrow at him before rolling your eyes and beginning to walk back to where Natasha watched you.
“Hey, bitch! I’m talking to you.” The man then demanded, grabbing a hold of your forearm and yanking you back to him.
“Don’t fucking touch me!” You snarled at the man pulling your arm from his grasp and beginning to walk away. You didn’t get far before a hand grabbed your ass. As you whirled around, you couldn’t say anything before a gunshot sounded and the man hit the floor, now with a bullet between his eyes.
“Don’t touch my girl.” Natasha’s voice echoed through the now silent bar, as she escorted you outside.
“You didn’t have to do that, Nat. I could’ve handled that myself.” You crossed your arms, staring at your soulmate.
“I know, Y/N, but you’re mine. Mine to protect, mine to love, mine to touch,” she growled as she grabbed a hold of your waist and began to kiss down your neck, “mine.” And with that she pressed her lips to yours, claiming you as hers. Your lips fit together like puzzle pieces, molding perfectly. Natasha’s teeth scraped against your lower lip before she pulled it into her own mouth, sucking on it and drawing a moan from you.
“Let’s go home before this goes too far in public.” You winked cheekily, grabbing Nat’s hand and pulling her towards the car.
“No more bars or clubs for you. It’s not good for me to kill so many innocent civilians.”
So I am like the absolute worst. I know you guys probably think I am full of shit but like omg when I initially went on hiatus, I only planned for it to be a few weeks maybe a month max. Not frick THREE MONTHS.
I feel like I owe you all an explanation and I am super sorry. I do want to say that my inbox is overflowing with messages from you guys and honestly it made me wanna cry. Like I say this a ton, but I don’t think my writing is anything that great. So the fact that people love reading my garbage that I post and actually miss my content just ugh *clenches fist* warms my heart.
So you guys are the greatest and I will be replying to you all tmr :D Shoot me a message tomorrow if you wanna chat :D
So to give you a rundown of what has been going on in the shitshow that I call my life. It has been sucking. Like so hard. As some of you may know, I am currently going to UNI and like its been a lot of work. Not only that but I volunteer and work full time. So things have been pretty hectic. To make matters worse, someone stole my Macbook.
Which had all of the fics that I had worked on or were in the process of working on. I spend a lot of time on my writing, outlining it writing it, rewriting it, playing with twenty different ideas. I also like to write a few chapters at a time so that I have something done and ready to release so when all of my stuff was gone it just set me off. I was super upset and I didn’t have a computer to do my work let alone write these fics so it been tough. I don’t wanna get too in-depth but things have been rough so the fact that you guys have been so amazing just ugh means so much <3
Luckily though things have been turning around. Life is looking up, the whole pot of gold at the end of the rainbow shebang. But yeah I don’t wanna too personal LOL but yeah. So if you all were a bit curious as to why I’ve been really MIA here’s basically why LMAO.
I plan to keep releasing fics, I will try to get one thing out a week or every other week but life is still crazy. I appreciate all the love support and patience you guys have shown me. It truly means the world. <3
I’ve done three multi/3gun matches in the past month and I figured I’d kinda write a little about what I learned and somethings I’ll be working on to get better. Being completely new to firearms competitions, no USPA, IDPA…anything… i had no idea what the matches were going to be like.
The first thing i learned is… its pretty hard. The events are not just shooting, there is running, obstacles, weird rules for certain stages (such as target sequences, firing positions, etc.) and some times you have to carry heavy objects (I’ve already eaten dirt a few times.. not pretty). The point is it can be as intense as you want it to be, but the club I’ve shot with loves to have people come that aren’t potential badasses, so don’t be discouraged if you’re just out to test yourself, have fun or just shoot for the hell of it. I personally am trying to improve enough to actually compete ( I cant play a sport just to play, I want to be good, but that’s just me)
The second thing I learned was that this is going to cost a lot of money if i really want to take on the sport. Already having a pistol and rifle my first addition to my rig would be a shotgun (ill get more into that later), after watching a few matches before i started to play the game I’d decided to get semi-auto. I bought the shotgun, then a side shell holder, then a jimmy clip for shells on my belt, I needed a good retention pistol mag holster, an AR mag holster… See where Im going with this? (granted you can get by using pockets if you just want to play, but this post isn’t really for those guys). On top of equipment most round counts in clubs are 150 for pistol, 150 rifle, 75 target shells and 10 slugs… you’ll also be shooting steel a bunch, so bi metal ammo and steel core are off limits (this means no tul ammo or red army). So in my area that cost about 150 bucks if I’m buying that ammo new, I personally only train with reloads, I’d rather be super sure about my ammo at a match. So yeah, its a lot of money, though there are ways to keep it cheaper, I’m sure.
On my equipment.
For my rifle I used one I built. 16 inch barrel, standard BCG, magpul stock, Milspec pistol grip, Vltor rail, SOTA upper, Bushnell drop zone 1x4 223 optic, and an Elftmann tactical 3gun trigger. Besides the rail and trigger its pretty standard. Worked fine but I did get some light primer strikes on the Elftmann trigger so I ended up changing it to a CMC trigger, I really like Elft’s triggers but I would rather have them in my MPX than my competition rifle because my CMC is just more dependable in my lil ole opinion.
My Bushnell optic works well for the $120 i spent on it, though I rarely train with magnified optics so I’ve had a lot to learn about them. I’m more of an irons/red dot kinda chick. The optic does get me through about 500 rounds without the zero getting off, but it needs to be checked before each match in my opinion ( my last match i suffered quite a bit because i thought it was “good to go”).
My pistol is a Sig P226, though, Ive recently been thinking about changing this platform to a Sig P320 full size RX, (This will put me in the open division instead of the tactical division) or a CZ P-09 for a few reasons, the first being the weight of my 226. The p226 has a metal frame and is considerably heavier than a polymer gun. While this is my favorite pistol in my personal collection, I think ill be getting a polymer CZ P-09… but only because its more available than the Sig P320 RX full size model, plus from what I understand there are more aftermarket parts for the P-09. All that said, my P226 performs pretty well, and its a pretty accurate gun so replacing it isn’t a super big priority right now.
On to my shotgun: I chose a CZ 712 Semi Auto 12 gauge. For the price of $485-ish I thought it would be a good start for 3 gunning. The only thing I did to this gun was buy an extended magazine tube to increase my guns capacity from 4+1 to 11+1. The magazine tube extends past the end about 7 inches from a 20 inch barrel, its kinda ostentatious if I’m being real here. I did end up cerakoting it bazooka green because I’m a tad did ostentatious myself.
The shotgun ran through about 600-ish rounds perfectly but now I’m having a few issues with it, maybe once I get it performing well again ill expand on that.
My first match
The match started around 930 with a shooters safety and stage brief, they even had a shorter one right before for new shooters. During the brief they discussed the importances of safety and the “180 rule”. The 180 rule is about the angle of where your muzzle can be pointed at all times. There is a zero tolerance policy with this, so even an accident puts you out for the day. I haven’t found it really difficult to maintain this rule, but I also saw a few people get close and having a range office yell “muzzle,muzzle!”, and i can see how if you’re not paying attention it could be an easy thing to do… which is why they spent 15 minutes talking about how its not only very unsafe and the most common DQ for new shooters. No one from my squad got a DQ that day.
Some other things that could get you disqualified were flagging anyone, including yourself and dropping a fire arm. There are some other violations like running with your finger in a trigger guard, but I’m not sure if that disqualifies you for the entire event or not.
My first stage was a rifle/pistol stage. The rules were that you started with an empty magazine in your rifle with the bolt forward and a magazine of 15 rounds holstered, from there you would reload the rifle and chamber it, and engage targets. The first two targets were paper silhouettes that needed to be engaged twice in the “B” zone or once in the “A” zone, after those targets were neutralized there were three steel silhouettes at 120,150, and 200 yards that needed one hit each. Once all of the rifle targets were hit (or you ran out of ammo I guess) you had to ditch the rifle on safe in a full barrel and move on to the pistol targets. First there was a steel target tree were you “send and receive” the round steel from side to side on six targets. The next ones were four sets of two, ten inch steel yellow targets set about 20 yards apart from each other that you would double tap each before moving on/running to the next. End stage. I did ok on that stage besides a few light primer strikes, finishing that stage with 144.85 seconds on the timer, nothing to write home about.
I posted the rest of the stages from that day on youtube so thats really the only stage I’m going describe in detail.
Moving on to the problems and more difficult aspects I’ve experienced.
1. Shot gun reloads are the toughest part for me. Before I bought my CZ i can count the times Ive ever shot a shotgun on two hands, so this part of 3gun has been the most challenging. My goal is to spend the least amount of time reloading a shotgun as possible, the first match I did I had no way to hold shells and was picking them out of my pocket… this took up an insane amount of time and from them on out i made it a priority to get shell holders and practice shot guns a lot more.
2. Finding a good holster for my pistol is now more of a priority. I’m running a drop leg serpa right now but i might be getting a safari land one after this season. During the first match I ran this serpa on my belt, but i didnt like reaching that far up my body to draw when I’m in a timed event.
3. Planning out your stage more than just listening to the stage brief really is important. Visualizing your run a few times has helped me, if I dont do this I tend to move ahead of myself and have to repeat a target or literally take a step back.
4. Failing to check or properly tune my equipment has been the worst of my issues lately. I’m getting far more anal about things that I used to not get upset over, after all, I’ve basically just been a plinker or an ammo waster for about two years now. When something happens on the range like a small equipment problem or a jam, its no big deal when you only get one shot at a stage thats timed… being a little competitive it’s harder to just brush it off and not beat myself up about it.
Over all I’ve had a fantastic time even when I’m sucking really bad. No one is rude or snobby about me asking lots of annoying noob questions, even if you have a bad run they always say “good job” and its a very good way to spend an afternoon and make new friends. There were 70-something competitors at my first match and roughly 60 each at the others. for the record, I’m playing in mostly “outlaw” matches which are not a part of 3gun nation, but from what I hear the rules are basically the same.
To anyone thinking about starting up 3gun: be prepared to have a fun time being humbled… and bring sunscreen
If you need at TL:DR its probably not interesting to you anyway.
A/N: I actually think this was the first fic I wrote for Star Trek! It was all downhill from here.
You huff as you follow your best friend into the lift to the bridge. “Jim, you and I both know that it’s not going anywhere, so just give up already. I have.”
James Kirk grins at you cockily, and you roll your eyes. “Just give it one more chance, Y/N/N. I bet it will be worth it this time.”
“Fine, one more chance. But this is his opportunity, not yours. He has to be the one to say something, and not because you made him.” Jim hides a laugh, barely, and you smack his shoulder as the doors to the bridge open. “I’m serious!” You lead him onto the bridge, heading towards your command station as he settles into his chair at the center of attention.