mythoesoul’s monthly fic rec #2; friends to lovers
hi guys! so, here is the fic rec for november! (i know its a tad late, shhh) for this month, i wanted to do a theme for the rec so i focused on fics following the trope friends to lovers. there are some enemies to friends to lovers and some soulmate fics in here but yeah. also, there might be some stories from my first rec on here but, eh.
“Derek, my man, you missed an epic party on Saturday. Seriously, dude, I know morning Mass is like, your thing, but come on. You’re missing on out so much life has to offer, bro.”
Big hands land on shoulders with a thump and a squeeze while Derek stands at his locker, loading his gigantic calculus book into his backpack. He gives his best friend a practiced sidelong glare, which of course just encourages him. “You’ll change your mind when I tell you who sucked me off in Lydia Martin’s bedroom,” Stiles snickers into his ear.
Despite himself, Derek is curious. He tries to hide it by focusing on his books, but he knows the heat in his cheeks betrays him. “Who,” he asks, giving in, knowing he will eventually.
Lydia coughs pointedly. “An incident report filed by 87th Precinct Captain Erica Reyes. March twenty-fifth, eight p.m. Came back to the precinct to grab my coat, only to hear Stilinski banging his new boyfriend in the holding cell.”
“Stiles?” Derek glanced at Stiles’ sleeping form. He didn’t even twitch. Derek continued. “If we…” his lips curved in a fond smile, fingers moving to smooth the creases of Stiles’ eyebrows, his voice coming as whisper. “… as in, you and me - If we get a chance someday… any day, to be together, y’know? I wouldn’t mind you wooing me with flowers and all that cliched romantic shit. And you can even flirt with me. I approve.”
He gazed at Stiles’ calm face for a long while before drifting off into quiet slumber with the sound of Stiles’ soft snoring in the background.
[aka, after pinning for his best friend for four years, Derek learns his teenage crush is easy, but his life isn’t]
Stiles and Scott, smugglers, come across an abandoned ship in the middle of nowhere. While looting the ship for goods and valuables, they find an unconscious crew member, who turns out to be a prince. With bounty hunters on their asses, they fly across the galaxy in search for the prince’s lost family.
Derek likes sticking to his routines: they give his days structure and keep his goals on track. His carefully maintained habits have never been more important than at college, and by his second year, he’s gotten everything exactly the way he wants it. He has the ideal roommate, the best dorm on campus, and a fascinating set of classes in a schedule that lets him sleep in.
But when mysterious messages start appearing on his dorm’s shower wall, Derek can’t seem to resist searching for answers
Derek’s been letting his job dictate his life ever since he was promoted from freelance photographer to official travel photographer. In his five years of travel, he’s built relationships in countries all across the globe, yet he still returns home after each job as lonely as ever. When he decides to try out the pen pal site Laura recommends to him, he doesn’t know what to expect. Derek isn’t prepared for Stiles, a small town guy with big dreams of seeing the world. And he certainly isn’t prepared to fall in love with him. He has to remind himself that this is just a pen pal thing and not to get carried away. It’s not like Stiles could ever like him back.
Warning: Long post. Personal things I’ve experienced that I decided to make a list over.
“It’s easy content, we can ignore mechanics”
“Learning party no bonus pls”
Astrologians that insist on Nocturnal when paired with a scholar
Berserk macros that need to include a 10 second countdown to pacification (and inform you every second)
Bringing drama from another game to harass someone on XIV.
Cleric stance discourse
DPS that won’t move from AoEs because “Muh stacks”
Getting Rick Rolled by a tinyurl in someone’s search info (This one’s funny)
Getting to a timed node at the last few seconds and being unable to gather from it
Groups that insist on one-tanking Bismarck EX
Groups that insist that you should give the loot you won to someone who’s been here longer/played longer than you, or that you should split the profit you earned from something you sold.
Guildhoppers that try to loot all they can from an FC chest before leaving to find their next target
Healers below the ilevel for content like Creator who make a PF group to bypass the ilevel limit for the sake of getting carried
Who insist that they’re a really good healer, even if their gear is lousy.
Spoiler: You aren’t good enough for this content. You need to be able to output heals in damage-intensive fights. The ilevel limit isn’t some conspiracy to ‘keep your great heals out’.
Healers in PotD talking about how great it is that they can not pay attention and just cast regens and AFK and not even worry, while the group wipes because they spent all this time talking instead of healing.
Healers that don’t have swiftcast
Healers that sit in cleric stance and never heal while the raid wipes
Healers that WILL NOT HEAL SOMEONE IN THE GROUP BECAUSE THEIR CHARACTER’S SKIN COLOR IS DARK???
Joining a Prae/Castrum group for cutscene viewing and having that one person that skips them anyway and runs ahead to start/pull everything.
Linkshells that advertise themselves as open-minded but are extremely hive-minded.
Especially those that will invite someone in and prey on them to get as much use from them as they can before discarding them.
Lootmaster farm parties that leave after they get their bird/drop.
Losing a roll on something by 1, 2, or 3
Especially when that something’s a pony or music scroll
Machinists spamming blank shot whenever they can with multiple melee DPS in the party
Ninjas that goad casters.
Non-tanks that start the countdown timer
Offensive names that people try to get away with and curse people out over when they think they might be reported.
People that aggro something to drop an AoE on others trying to gather from an unspoiled node
Especially after already starting to gather.
People that cancel a countdown timer without reason
People that criticize a DPS for pulling aggro instead of advising the tank to use flash more than once in a pull.
People that die from/get hit by the same mechanics in a fight you’ve been doing for 2 hours, and insist things are fine/it’s unavoidable.
People that harass others for ERP because their tumblr contains NSFW content.
Or who harass others for any kind of RP, period.
People that spam, and I mean SPAM, 15 line macros/macros with a sound effect on every line/macros with 15 sound effects on every line.
People that try to run Expert/60 dungeons while not having any of their job quest skills from 50 - 60
People that try to vote abandon at the last boss of an instance because others are expecting a readycheck.
People that try to votekick someone from a duty finder group because the person didn’t agree to pass on loot they’ve been “trying to get all morning”.
People who won’t accept the res and insist that the rest of the party ‘carry them’.
Pulling far too many adds in a dungeon that syncs your ilevel down.
Pulling the boss before all the alliance groups are in the boss area.
Pulling the boss while someone’s disconnected, despite the group telling everyone this.
Retainers bringing back fish
NO I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOUR CHUB AGAIN PUT IT AWAY
Scholars that literally go on follow and let their fairy heal in level 35+ dungeons
Spiteful people that loot FC chests/kick people/break down airships/steal what they can from a Free Company before they leave on bad terms.
It’s one thing to move them to a rank that limits things before they leave. It’s another thing to punish every other member for their behavior or suspected behavior over one person.
Tanks not using cooldowns, especially for tankbusters or heavy damage phases/attacks/mechanics.
Tanks that insist DPS stances are necessary for their damage output (as MT)
Tanks that start the timer and pull 4+ seconds before it finishes
Tanks that stay out of dampening fields because “I’m 60, this is 50 content, gigaflare can’t kil-”
Tanks that won’t run into healer fields, at all.
Tanks wasting the LB that could have either saved the group from a wipe, or been saved for a caster LB pull next attempt.
Tanks without provoke
THAT ONE DPS THAT NEVER HITS [ACCEPT] WHEN THE QUEUE POPS
The uselessness of the Blacklist feature in some regards
Can’t stop people from stalking you
Can’t prevent you getting queued with someone on your blacklist
Doesn’t remove you from their friends list.
All it does is prevent you from seeing/hearing from them. It doesn’t stop them from hounding you, or trying to harass/stalk you. It could be so much better.
UNDERCUTTERS / Market Board Crashers
If you undercut by 1 - 500 gil (based on item’s value), fine. But if you go “hey, that glamour prism is selling for about 7.5K each minimum, let’s drop it to 2300 in 100 stacks of 1 and 2″, please. Just don’t.
Wiping multiple times from tanks failing to swap properly, who then blame the DPS ‘but forgive them’.
Back in highschool, I roleplayed heavily on Gaiaonline. I liked the more ‘literate’ forums, but I didn’t want to feel forced to write 5+ paragraphs each and every time. (A standard often demanded from pretentious over achievers. I don’t care you have nothing to actually respond to, you must tell me in extreme depth what your character thinks about that vague gesture that other character is making!)
So i kinda struck gold on a Invader Zim RP. It was casual, but everyone wrote a healthy amount and there was just enough effort. Pretty much as far away from anime you can get, not that it stopped anyone from using anime face cannons for OC’s. (ABUNDANT ART THEFT BUT THAT’S ANOTHER RANT) Lunches of lonely OC’s were often sushi and they came from misunderstood households where everyone hated the special character. Basically wish fulfillment, but mostly harmless right?
I played I Zim. And I secretly relished in rejecting would be love interests. You can just tell when a OC was specially made to be a romantic partner and it was a guilty pleasure having Zim blow his ‘nose’ in confession letters, horribly misunderstand obvious situations, and straight up be a selfish a-hole like he was in the show. (I should add, people would often try to force their ships on me, with never consulting me first. I don’t know, I guess I was just expected to ship because I played a cannon character?)
Once a character cried to Zim that she was a special alien from a dying planet and had a bomb in her stomach and MUST be saved. Zim would just laugh or run away from situations like that and people learned fast that unless he could benefit in some way, he wasn’t going to be a 'hero’ of any sort.
Then. Came Tabasa. That was her username. Also, it was the name of her OC. Also she was a recolor of Dib, but with boobs, red shirt, and slightly longer hair.
Sea olso tiepd lick ths oll teh tiem!!! :DDD <3
That’s not an exaggeration. I swear to you, on my grandmother’s grave, that it was even worse than that. Because it was that, plus size 14 bold font. With bright red highlighting the dialog. Which was almost useful, since she never used quotation marks or any form of punctuation ever.
I was in highschool at the time, and as you might guess she tried to hit on Zim and got rejected. I really hoped she’d just leave the RP completely after that but no. Everyone else at the time was in middle school or just entering high school, and the youngest member was the girl playing Dib. She was bullied into breaking her own ship to serve Tabasa fantasy.
Tabasa, as we found later, was 25 at the time.
The characters were slightly aged a year older, but that was old enough for her to demand more mature themes.
I should add… she sad all the characters names with a 'san’ or 'chan’ stuck to the end. And her characters family came from Japan. And she’d often sprinkle the word 'baka’ and 'kawaii’ all the time.
As a small weebling myself, I could let it slide, kinda. Until she friggin magic’d herself a pair of 'neko cat ears’ and used every damn anime cat girl cliche in the book to seduce all the boys. (Of which there was none. At some point it was almost a “YOU TAKE HER, NO YOU” I ended up making up a Marty Stu character to basically act as a lightening rod for her characters affections and it still disgusts me how far she took that inch I gave her)
She was a extremely abusive person, and often used her mental disabilities and threatened suicide to get what she wanted. And it worked for MONTHS. When we did get sick of it and banned her, she made a mule account and tried to get back in.
Again, her writing style was very distinctive, and it didn’t help that she claimed to have read over 2,000 pages in a single night and was 100% caught up with the plot.
Tabasa ended up calling me a bully for not letting her have her way in the end, and stole my RP post layout codes for her own 'spin offs’ where everyone loved her oc.
Who would in the future, turn into dragons, wolves, fairies, mermaids, was a secret princess Irken, magic girl, and had 5 different anime girl face cannons.
I… wish I was exaggerating.
Below is just a small list of crappy things she pulled in her reign of terror.
She confessed to Zim. Zim rejects. She slits her wrists on the sidewalk and demands to know why she wasn’t loved.
She forced a Zim clone (Female version of course, a Tak recolor too) into the RP without consulting anyone. Especially me. Even though my character supposedly 'created’ this clone.
Clone is quickly killed when no one ends up loving it to death. Okay.
The god damn neko ears, what the hell man.
There was goddamn tail too.
French kissing was expecting and expected in detail. This is what made me had my Marty Stu break up with her because I was personally disgusted and was never consulted.
Since I was the only 'willing’ partner she had, she told me if I didn’t keep the ship up she was going to 100% kill herself and it would be her blood on my hands.
When 'Tabasa’ was dumped, she was dumped on a cruise ship near Hawaii. But just for her suicide scene, the room was suddenly a dojo full of samurai swords and she committed seppuku. In extreme detail.
She was 25. I was 16 at the time. Everyone else was younger. I know now she was a pedofile. I can only hope she never forced anyone else to actually smut with her.
Guys… guys… GUYS!!!! There are now 1000 of you! Holy sh*t! Excuse my language, but I’m just so freaking excited! I never thought I’d reach this many followers, it’s seriously insane! And I always said to myself: when you reach 1K, you host a challenge… So here we are!!!
To celebrate this follower milestone I introduce you to the Curlies Celebration Challenge (CCC for friends ;) ). Not only is this challenge a celebration for my tumblr milestone, but also for me. On the 24th of January I turn 20 and let this day also be the birthday of our precious Dean bean! So what better time to celebrate!
Now for the challenge:
Reblog this post and send me an ASK (ASKS ONLY, everything else will be ignored). That ask has to include the number of the prompt you want and which pairing you’ll be writing for. If you write from a sideblog, include your url for that one as well. Important: -It’s first come, first serve so send in 2 or 3 numbers in case the first one is already taken. EDIT: You can sign-up till Feb 4, 2017
You can write any pairing you want! I’ll read anything as long as it’s within the SPN fandom. (all characters, all ships, reader inserts, no pairing, rp fics…)
Your fic can be fluff, angst, smut or anything in between. I read it all! If you use NSFW gifs, please put them under a cut.
Keep it between 500-5000 words please! If your fic has over 1K words, use a keep reading cut or I won’t reblog.
The fic can be a one shot or part of a series. If it’s part of a series, please tag me in the masterpost of that series.
Mention that it is for @curliesallovertheplace Curlies Celebration Challenge and your prompt somewhere in the header.
Remember to tag me: @curliesallovertheplace and use the hashtag “Curlies Celebration Challenge” within the first 5 tags. You can follow me and the tag for updates, but it is not a must!
If I haven’t liked or reblogged your fic, I haven’t read it. Give me about 3 days and if you haven’t gotten any notification from me, send me the link to your fic in an IM. During this challenge I’ll be in the midsts of finals, so I won’t have much time to read and I might miss it.
The due date is Feb. 5, 2017. All fics must be posted on this day! You can post earlier if you want to. If you need more time, you can ask for an extension, I won’t say no!
After the end of the challenge I will post a masterlist including all of the entries I have received.
The format of the prompt is: “What if … (number)?” You can fill in the blank space with the reader/any character/any pairing you want.