So! I REALLY loved the result for week #1! There were quite a few fanfics (and I’m adding mine soon even if I missed the deadline - I’m on a trip so unable to finish it) and I’m really happy about it! I really hope more people will join for the next challenges. Please check out week #2 for this week’s challenge and if you didn’t participate yet, please do!
Week #1:Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus are supposed to go to a bar after a mission but Rufus cancels (reason to be chosen by the writer) and Lucy and Wyatt go alone.
Week 11! My apologies if I missed a fic this week! I was getting multiple notifications when things were being reblogged from certain people and it really crowded my activity. So, if you don’t see a fic here, I’m so so sorry. If you’d like to me read it, send it to me via message and I will get it read and added to next weeks Read It Wednesday. Also, I decided against adding gif drabbles from smut day in here, just to save the space.
So apparently people were LOVING making me cry this week! Dang it! Some really good stuff this week! Angst, Tears and HAPPINESS all week long!!!!!!
PLEASE READ TAGS TO THESE STORIES BEFORE PROCEEDING! The authors are AMAZING at tagging their works - Mixed rating through all of these as I read ALL diff ratings through out the week!
If I Can’t Find You There, I Don’t Care - @the-stoned-ranger - I am so in love with this story and when came to me about when she went to start it, I wasn’t sure, though I know to NEVER doubt what my saltwife writes, it is too perfect, too good. She is fucking amazing! UPDATED THIS WEEK - Four years after Barcelona, Yuri Plisetsky still hasn’t
gotten over his awkward teenage crush on Yuuri Katsuki, his married
rival-cum-coach. Though he has always longed for something more, Yuri
has too much to lose if he acts on his feelings.But all that
changes one night in Salt Lake City, when Yuuri accompanies his two
young protégés to Skate America without his husband. Salsa dancing and a
stolen bottle of scotch lead to the kind of bad decision that changes
everything. How will Viktor, Yuuri, and Yuri begin to put themselves
back together after it all falls apart?
Bizarre Love Triangle - @blownwish-blog - OtaPliRoy - SO FUCKING GOOD!!!! Just finished this this morning! Yuri Plisetsky met them both on his knees in the boys’
room. One would stay, the other could not. America was one fucked up
country.(The 80s high school au you didn’t ask for.)
Suit Up! - @francowitch - My love can write her ass off and impress me at every moment! - More OtaPliRoy -
When Otabek and JJ are tired of Yuri just playing video games, they Suit Up and have a little fun with their kitten…
Mischievous Friends - @definitelynotadulting - OMG THIS SHOOK ME! - The skaters play Never Have I Ever at Leo’s birthday party and learn what a bad boy quiet Otabek is. Or in which Bad Boy DJ Otabek is Yuri Plisetsky’s aesthetic.
Not a random one - @aftgonice - THIS WAS SO GOOD! He found that those fluffy and sweet fan fictions were starting not to
be enough anymore. His feelings for Otabek weren’t of the innocent type,
and while he was already used to fantasize about them, he’d gotten so
used to actually reading that one day he just slipped. He found a pretty vanilla one, and promised himself that it would be enough. It was a one time thing, it had to be. It wasn’t.
Unsteady - @victuri-oh-nice - COMPLETE - I am so going to miss this story and reading it every week! You did so good honey! Loved it! -
Otabek was going to kill JJ. He was going to take the next flight to Canada, hunt him down and kick his ass. Leo: I tried to stop him but he went and did it anyway, I’m sorry! (link)
Dead Air - @ded-i-am-just-ded - WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME!?!?! This fucking thing got in my head and fucked with me in ways I with it HAD NOT! -You looked me in the eye and lied.
To Have the Tiger by the Tail - @caeseria - TENTACLES! TENTACLES! OMG TENTACLES! (dont kink shame me dammit, lol)
It’s not often that Yuri is caught by surprise, but when he discovers
Katsudon doing something he shouldn’t, Yuri’s curiosity gets the better
to be young and in love - @yours-julie - DAMMIT I LOVE THIS STORY! This made me snot ugly cry and OMG I love this story!
Yuri is stuck in a small town where time stands still, spending his days
working in a crappy Diner and dancing his nights away at dodgy clubs,
dreaming of the day he can get out & wishing for something
interesting to happen.
Just a Little Prick - @accidental-mormon -
Yuri Plisetsky is a tattoo artist at the locally-famous eros + agape
body arts. When Otabek Altin accompanies a coworker for his first
tattoo, he finds that it’s not the artwork that draws his eye. [tattoo
A Thorn in the Tiger’s Paw - @theinsanefox - OMG SOOOOOO GOOD! When Yuri falls during practice one day and hurts his knee, he is
devastated to find out that he’ll need to take the rest of the season
off while he heals. He quickly finds himself falling into a deep
depression so Otabek offers to come stay with him for a few weeks. Yuri
is grateful but still feels like something is off, probably because he
misses the ice so badly.
Overload - @lowercasewrites - “Yura, are you okay?”Am I crying? Shit I must
be. Why the fuck am I crying? He pulls back from my neck to look me in
the eyes and make sure everything is alright. He cards his fingers
through my hair as I pull myself together. I say the only thing I can
think to say.“I love you so much, Beka.”
Smooth Criminal - @victuri-oh-nice -
When Officers Plisetsky and Nikiforov are called to a bar fight, Yuri is
not even surprised to find the instigator of the entire thing being
none other than Otabek Altin, a known gang member with an outstanding
track record. Waiting until the station clears out feels like a waste of
time until he can take Otabek for a one-on-one ‘conversation’, if you
Sorry, Honey - @cherryfeather101 - I was blessed with an amazing gifted work! I am so honored and flattered and loved this! <3 -
Otabek and Yuri are married, until they’re not.
Halrloprillalar (prillalar) -
At competitions, Christophe has an arrangement where he doesn’t know who
will show up in his room at night. After the GPF Free Skate, he waits
to find out who it will be this time.
a place on Earth, with you - @melonbugg - I swear everyone wants me to cry… they wanna rip my heart and stomp it this week! - Yuuri didn’t want to die, he didn’t want to die. And he didn’t want to die alone.The world was ending, and they were just two souls, desperate for someone to share their final days with.A Seeking a Friend for the End of the World AU
Who’s the Biggest Dick? - @rodiniaorzetalthepenquin - This is TOO CUTE for words! She always amazes me with her stuff! Leo finds an article that causes many giggles, some speculation, a fight, and Yuri to start questioning his life choices.
Shake Things Up - @aftgonice -
Otabek and Yuri are out to dinner with some of their fellow skaters. Yuri is bored. Otabek “helps”.
A/N - Jackson won’t be featured in this one since I’ve done a whole imagine for him about this which you can read here. I’ve missed a couple of updates this week just because I’m focusing on exams so much and want to get as much studying done as possible. I’ll have 4 next week, 3 the week after and then 1 more the week after that so then I’ll be able to dedicate a lot more time to writing!
I loved your Jackson miscarriage imagine; could you do a reaction to you having a miscarriage from all of them? Have a great day! :)
Mark: I think Mark would try and cheer you up as much as he could. While he’d be extremely upset himself, he knew just how much it mean to you to have that baby. He’d do whatever he could to support you on your worst days and would wait a bit before trying again.
JB: JB would be so upset about it all and I don’t think he’d want to try for another baby for a while. He’d never tell you, but part of him did blame himself for it all even though the logical side of him knew that wasn’t the case. He’d be scared to try again because of that.
Jinyoung: Jinyoung would just want to try again. As sad as he would be, I don’t think he’d want to let this one thing end all chances of you having a family together. I think he’d want to do everything he could to give you the family you wanted.
Youngjae: Youngjae would cry a lot because of how much he wanted to have a family with you. I think he’d rely on you for support and would do his best to give you that support as well. It’d take some time but I think he’d eventually want to try again.
Bambam: I think Bambam would be torn between trying again and the fear that you would lose the baby again. He’d so desperately want to have a family but he’d just be so worried about you having another miscarriage and wouldn’t want to put you through that.
Yugyeom: Yugyeom would be optimistic. He’d get through the sadness and upset of losing his child, but wouldn’t let that stop him or you from being happy and starting a family. He’d reassure you that it’d happen, but just a little bit later than planned.
Hi ! I honestly don't know if it's been talked about before [couldn't catch up with my dashboard...] and I assume it has. But I was wondering what your thoughts were on the "Good" lines in 12x14 ? Both Mary and Sam say it at the end of the episode when we see Ketch and the "rogue hunter" but Dean also says it in the beginning when Mary says she sees Wally die every night. What kind of meaning could it have ? :/ I've been thinking about it but I don't have any clear idea
Hey! So if it was talked about already I wouldn’t have a clue as I have missed out on three weeks of meta and haven’t yet read a single other episode review of 12x14 except for my own which I hastily typed out over the weekend.
But yeah you raise a good point. The “Good” lines do kinda bookend the episode in a way and it is interesting in the way it separates Mary and Sam from Dean at the moment and their feelings on the situation.
At the beginning we have this exchange:
DEAN: Cas almost died!
SAM: A hunter got killed
MARY: I’m the one who burned his body, I’m the one who told his wife. I watch him die every night.
(enter title card)
Then at the end of the episode this takes place:
SAM: where are you taking him?
KETCH: We have ways of dealing with hunters who go rogue, they aren’t pleasant.
In the first scene, Dean is being controlled by his emotions. Mary has betrayed and hurt him and the mention of Cas shortly before the story about telling Wally’s wife hits close to home. (We are supposed to associate Cas’s worth to Dean with Wally’s worth to his wife) Dean’s “Good” to Mary is him wanting her to feel that pain as punishment for what she did to Cas as well as to Wally.
The raw emotion in Dean’s voice and the way this argument was shot meant Dean’s “Good” had a hell of a lot of emotional impact. Also, for the audience, I believe we are supposed to sympathise with Dean here, we are supposed to agree with him and say “Good” along with him. Mary deserves to feel that pain.
The last scene however, plays with that idea of punishment and what is rightly deserved. Yeah Pierce was a dick for working with the Alpha Vamp and getting innocent people killed, yes he deserves to be punished for his crime. But the audience has had the displeasure of getting to know Ketch and his “methods” and when Ketch says “ways of dealing with hunters who go rogue” it is meant to leave a bad taste in your mouth. It isn’t too difficult for the audience to imagine what Ketch is capable of at this stage, and it certainly isn’t a pleasant thought what might be in store for Pierce. Does anyone really deserve that? Did anyone say “Good” along with Sam and Mary? Or did they grimace slightly at their imaginations conjuring up just what our resident psychopath might mean by “ways of dealing with”?
We don’t instinctively agree with them. We are not supposed to. Their joint “Good” sets them so far apart from Dean and his emotional “Good” from earlier and puts them on the side of cold, psychopathic Ketch. Dean of course, remains silent, which further emphasises how different the two “Good” moments are.
I think this is supposed to show how Sam and Mary are on a dark path and not one that the audience is supposed to sympathise with in the long run. Even though it may not be obvious at this stage. Dean’s “Good” came from a place of emotion, Sam and Mary’s “Good” came from a cold desire for punishment and justice regardless of what that meant. They didn’t even question Ketch’s methods.
The show has at this point set in motion a course which will separate Dean from Sam and Mary. Their principals are different right now, and I reckon that this difference will grow more evident as time goes by.
That’s what I think the two “Good” bookends means anyway.
I can’t choose an absolute favorite (since there’s so many I loooove) so here are some that I really enjoyed reading and highly recommend (some are unfinished ;A;). Remember to look at the tags for warnings!
Also, please check out the writers!! (I’ve only listed some of their works but for some of them I’ve probably read everything of dslkfhsd)
Hi! Hope everything is alright, just wondering if I missed this past week's "what I read"? I can't seem to find it.
Hi! I didn’t end up doing it this week because I have been very ill for the past couple weeks and I really wasn’t feeling well on Sunday. It’s also why I haven’t posted a lot for the past week. I’ll be sure to make one for next week, I’m really sorry I wasn’t able to make it. I feel really terrible, I’m sorry. (If people still want the list I can make it today, even though it’s a couple days late.)
author summary: an au in which babe is the sun and gene is the moon
word count: 1,033
my thoughts: I’m in love with this concept tbqh, and when you add a little bit of poetry in with it, boooooy am I there. beautifully written, very unique, all around a wonderful read, especially for poetry lovers.
author summary: Restless, overwhelmed and unable to sleep, Skinny thinks back to how it all began.
word count: 3,731
my thoughts: grant/skinny!!! I repeat y’all, the first grant/skinny to grace ao3!!! this is honestly such a wonderful fic, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m so thrilled that it even exists. Skinny’s perspective is one I’ve often longed for, and boy did this author deliver. Excellently done.
author summary: They are the same, at their centers, at their cores. Ronald Speirs has a center of stone and Eugene knows exactly what that feels like.
word count: 11,046
my thoughts: this was such an interesting concept to me. and this pairing, while it’s not one that readily comes to mind for me, I was absolutely taken by them. their dynamic is full of potential, and the author does a great job bringing them to life.
author summary: The road from Aldbourne to Bastogne is paved with ghosts from the past, confused smiles, too-long looks, frantic heartbeats, quick steps away, hesitant steps forward, and a quiet patience that breaks at just the right time – or at least, it is for Babe Heffron and Doc Roe.
word count: 11,848
status: WIP - chapters 3/?
my thoughts: canon era baberoe, that starts when Babe first joins the company aka baberoe meeting!!! I have so often wanted this, so when I started reading I had myself a bit of a freakout tbh. this is wonderfully written, as can always be expected from this author. I’ve only gotten a chapter in at this point, but I cannot wait to continue.
my thoughts: a sweet little snippet of a moment, shared between Babe and Julian in Bastogne, without angst anywhere in sight. I adore this. it was actually written at my request, and the author blew me away. god bless this fic.
author summary: Babe snatched up his hand in a heartbeat, as though worried that Gene might change his mind. He peered at it closely, pulling all of the right faces and making all of the right “mm"s and "ah"s and "oh"s as he traced the faint bloodied lines of Gene’s skin with the lightest of touches. Gene’s breath hitched in his throat at the feel of it.
word count: 2,431
my thoughts: sweet sweet canon era baberoe, cute foxhole conversations, flirting, and maybe even a little palm-reading. I love this a lot. a great little fic to make you smile.
author summary: "You know the rules?” Asked Joe. “Yeah, the Marine with the worst date in any way, shape, or form wins the pot!”
word count: 508
status: WIP - chapters 1/?
my thoughts: this is an AU, centered mostly around Liebgott, although I believe it is going to be a webgott fic. very new, the first chapter only gives us a glimpse, but I’m quite intrigued and looking forward to more!
author summary: It still felt rather surreal to him, to be there- surrounded by nothing but the chirping of birds and the rustling of leaves in the breeze. No screaming, no gunshots, no war. No Julian.
word count: 1,345
my thoughts: this is my favorite fic of all time. not kidding. it’s a ‘fix it’ fic for Babe/Julian, canon era, but our sweet sweet Julian lives and there’s a reunion and it is a blessing.
author summary: Julian is warm, in a place where Babe has almost stopped believing that warmth exists.
word count: 2,139
my thoughts: a sweet moment between our boys, in a foxhole in Bastogne. this is very well done and it had me smiling until the last paragraph. (and then I cried.) fair warning, it’s fluff until you see a dividing line. the last bit is sweet agony.