anonymous asked:

hey! do you know of any mystery (fiction) podcasts i could listen to with my family? (i have some young teen siblings so it's got to be pretty family friendly)

So I’m not sure how young your teen siblings are but I’m going to assume they’re at least old enough to get into a PG-13 movie!

I’ll warn you that most mystery has an element of creepiness/horror. That being said, most of the “Journalists get into Trouble” podcasts would probably be fun to listen to!

1. The Lost Cat Podcast
I’ve just started listening to this myself so I can’t vouch for the later episodes, but so far it’s very promising! A guy loses his cat and gets into some very weird circumstances trying to find it. (The VA has a very soothing voice and there’s some nice music in it)

2. Rabbits
A new podcast by the makers of Tanis and The Black Tapes. A woman searches for her missing friend (who may, or may not, have disappeared after being caught up in a secret game.) It features secret societies and cults. There’s only 1 episode out so far and it’s mentioned that the friend is an escort - so I’d listen to it first to see if it’s suitable.

3. The Black Tapes
A journalist starts off with a slice of life documentary and quickly gets sucked into the world of paranormal investigations with a sceptic who may be part of some sort of demonic cult. (Don’t let this put you off though! It’s creepy, certainly, but in a slow way with nothing too horrifying.) This one is more fun if you pretend it’s real haha

4. Tanis
From the same people as the previous two, some of the same characters investigate a mysterious place that moves around the world. This one is more a mystery wrapped in conspiracy wrapped in secret societies. Again, this one isn’t “creepy” or “horror” but it’s more fun when you pretend it’s real.

5. Passage
A lifeboat from a ship that sank centuries ago washes up at a small port town in the Pacific Northwest. A journalist travels to find out what the story is and ends up stumbling into a murder mystery, reincarnation, and historical small town intrigue.

6. The Bright Sessions
I debated putting this here because it’s not reeeaally a mystery podcast. It’s based around a psychologist called Joan Bright and her patients - people who have superpowers. There’s a secret shadowy organisation who wants to keep track of them all and they do some preeeetty shady stuff. I’m recommending it because it is VERY GOOD at portraying mental health issues and I wish I had it as a teenager because it would have helped so much with my self esteem haha. I honestly think everyone should listen to it. (And if they like any kind of comic superheroes then they’ll probably like this)

7. The Bridge
Again. Is it really a mystery podcast? Debatable. It’s set in an alternate universe of the present day where a bridge has been built across the ocean. The hey-day has come and gone and we’re left with the rag-tag group manning Watchtower 10, sending out radio broadcasts to an empty and dilapidated road. Oh, and there’s a sea monster locked away in the basement. The mystery is finding out what happened to the bridge, and the people on it, and why they’re still there.

8. Archive 81
The first season is your run of the mill - guy gets drafted into a secret government project listening to some increasingly weird tapes. The second season turns away from the mystery slightly and heads more into horror. I’d give the 1st season a shot definitely, but possibly vet the 2nd season before you show it to impressionable younger audiences

9. Drywater
Not gonna lie I love this one. The only problem is that there’s a couple of episodes and they’re put out infrequently. Set in the future 2 guys (amateur radio presenters) find evidence of a government coverup and try and bring it to light. They get shut down at ever turn so decide to investigate on their own (which brings its own heap of problems)

10. Small Town Horror
This is…definitely more in the horror genre. Again, vet it before you let younger people listen to it, but it a good one. A guy goes back home after his dad dies and finds out that the creepy town game he played as a kid (and his subsequent kidnapping) may have more sinister connotations than he realised.

11. The Magnus Archives
Again, more horror mystery than anything else. The Magnus Archives are a collection of short creepy stories about paranormal goings on. There’s a whole larger story about the archivists and the possible murder of the previous head of the department. Definitely vet it, but give it a listen to.

12. Mabel
Still on the horror side of mystery. A carer for an old lady starts leaving increasingly weird voicemail messages for the old woman’s living relative. The 2nd season is when the mystery really kicks in. Definitely vet it as it’s possibly not that family friendly.

13. Hush
A student production that has an interesting storyline (and stuff at the end from their student radio on dealing with school pressures). A teenager comes home one day to find her grandma is missing. She ends up moving in with a family while a hunt is started. There’s also an old mystery where a whole bunch of people (including Andy’s parents) went missing in some local caves - which also seem to be a portal to other worlds. I’m not explaining it very well but I would definitely recommend this one!

14. Return Home
It starts of as sort of horror, but it’s not really. It’s more lite-horror than anything. A guy returns back to his town to find it over-run with secret societies and strange goings on. You’ll find creepy dolls and faeries but also an arc on were-bunnies.

15. Alice isn’t Dead
A trucker tries to find her wife on the long American highways. This is more horror than mystery and there are some definitely creepy moments. I’d listen to it before you let younger members of the family listen, but it’s a good missing person story.

16. Within the Wire
This has some horror moments - like the nurse but at the end - but nothing graphic. It’s mostly creepy in the way everything is so normalised. If you’re a fan of Portal, you’ll most likely enjoy this. The narrator is the voice on some relaxation cassette tapes, speaking to the patient listening to them. The mystery is trying to figure out how and why they’re in this mess in the first place.

17. The Elysium Project
A bunch of kids get experimented on by a shady government agency and gain superpowers. They escape but are left trying to figure out why them, what makes them so special, and why the government is so adamant at hunting them down. This one has a slow release schedule but it is so worth it!

18. Augustine
This one is a short little mystery podcast about the town of Augustine and what happened to it. It’s like a lite version of some of the others on this list and a good one to start off with.

19. The Tunnels
A journalist decides to do a podcast on a local feature. He accidentally stumbles on a conspiracy and possible monsters locked away in the tunnels that run underneath his city. It’s good and not any scarier than others on the list.

20. Help Me
This one is definitely more horror than anything else. I’m putting it down because it’s technically mystery but I don’t know if it’s suitable for the age group you’re wanting. Basically it follows a young girl as she investigates her friends suicide and discovers it may not have been a suicide after all, but the work of a demon that acts suspiciously like slenderman. It’s short but there are some moments that I don’t think would be suitable for anyone impressionable. Definitely vet this one before letting younger family members listen to it.

21. Limetown
Year ago there was a secret government town. Years ago something went horribly wrong and everyone in that town disappeared. You follow one young woman as she journeys to find what exactly happened to the residents of Limetown, and why it was covered up so hard. There’s only one season but it’s a really good season.

22. The Message
This has been renamed LifeAfter, but it’s 2 separate stories and the first of definitely worn a listen. The message follows an intern as she chronicles the first message mankind receives from an alien race.


Author: kpopfanfictrash

Pairing: You/Jongdae

Rating: PG (for now, we’ll see)

Warning: Potential triggers include: stalking.

Word Count: 3,127

Summary:  You keep seeing the same guy everywhere you go. In the coffee shop, on the streets, in your philosophy class. It’s getting to the point where you think he’s stalking you - only to realize that maybe there’s something much more mysterious at play here. (AU: Chen is your guardian angel) 

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Meant To Be?

TITLE: Meant To Be?


AUTHOR: Quixotic-Dreamland

ORIGINAL IMAGINE: Imagine Loki and Thor both having feelings for you, and Thor becoming clingy and controlling. One day, you spot the brothers fighting over you in a heated argument.


NOTES/WARNINGS: Some sexual humor and swearing.

You glance up with curiosity at the tall blonde figure, none other than the Asgardian prince himself, plopping down in a seat across from you at the long banquet table.

With your fork dancing between your fingers, poking and prodding at your apple pie, you nervously bite your lip, contemplating how to initiate small talk with Thor.

To your relief, Thor takes the initiative for you and begins with saying “Good evening, love.”

You shyly look up from your plate, coming to eye level with Thor.

“Evening,” you reply with a soft nod.

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Tokyo Ghoul:re Chapter 35

So, not many questions this week. This week we focus on Kanae and Shuu’s relationship and Sasaki’s visit to HySy.

Shuu and Kanae

scarlet-flowers​ said: Do you think Tsukiyama is dead? I’d love to hear your thoughts on Chapter 35 with the Tsukiyama scenes.

So, leaving the flashbacks aside, we first have Shuu going crazy:

Then Kanae manages to pin him down:

And then some servants give some powder to Shuu; I assume it was a sedative:

After he calms down, he can’t remember what he did, so he asks Kanae why are they there and Kanae lies to him:

Then Shuu thanks them and apologizes to Kanae and everyone for his current state, in which he can’t do much and has to depend on them.

And then Shuu asks Kanae to take care of the family:

Anon said: What exactly happened to Tsukiyama after he finished throwing his fit? I’m probably wrong (and I hope I am), but it seemed as though he died? The last thing he said in the chapter almost sounded like last words. That, and that Kanae was sobbing. Also, thank you for all of your hard work! It’s always very interesting reading your analyses.

I assume he didn’t just mean his father but also the servants. They know Kanae and ask him for help; Mirumo even takes care of him ever since he was a kid, so Kanae must be one of the older and more important servants. 

By telling him that the family is in his hands, Shuu is giving Kanae authority to take decisions during the time he is unable to do it himself, which based on his choice of words, Shuu probably think he’ll never get better.

As for why was Kanae crying, he’s quite sensible; having to use force against someone you deeply care for combined with those words would break anyone.

Of course, there’s still a possibility Shuu indeed died, but I doubt it: he’s one of Ishida-sensei’s favourites and he is really important to the story, so I don’t think he’s actually dead.

Thanks for the support! (*≧▽≦)

Anon said: Ooh it’s my first time submitting an ask! Ok so I’m confused about Kanae in the recent chapter? I don’t understand what Hori means by him “giving up his family” for Tsukiyama’s sake. Why did he smash his head on a tree several times and feeling so conflicted? Also, what did they put in Tsukiyama’s mouth when they were holding him down? A sedative? Thank you!!

Welcome! Thanks for the question. I still don’t know what Hori meant, but based on Kanae’s thoughts, I think she was refering to Kanae abandoning the Tsukiyama household:

However, given Shuu’s last words, he can’t leave now, even though it would be the better option to keep the Tsukiyama family safe from the CCG. That’s why he mentions this:

He smashed his head against a tree as a way of coping with the great amount of hate he has against Chie, Kaneki and Sasaki:

Anon said: on the panel where kanae says he’ll take care of shuu in page 7 of the update theres an “XI” on his forehead, i think. any thoughts?

Okay, so I actually struggled a lot to see it. Sorry if I messed up and you weren’t referring to that. To be honest, I doubt that’s meant to be a tarot reference. At any rate, it’d be Strength or Justice:

  • Strength:
    • Upright: Strength, courage, patience, control, compassion
    • Reversed: Weakness, self-doubt, lack of self-discipline
  • Justice:
    • Upright: Justice, fairness, truth, cause and effect, law
    • Reversed: Unfairness, lack of accountability, dishonesty

As you can see, it doesn’t really fit the context.

Uta and Sasaki

Anon said: Hello hello! I wanted to ask you if you had any idea or heard of ahat the meaning behind the painting/pic (looks like a demon or a deformed dog?) on the wall on the left panel of pg 18 on TGre ch35 is? Thank you!!!

I assume it’s just a mask design of some sort.

secondangels said: I’m not sure if it was just the light/shading, but did Uta’s hair look like it was turning white in the new chapter?

I think it’s just the light; Ui’s hair looked like that last chapter too:

Later on, however, his hair looks black:

Anon said: what do you think about Sasaki visiting Hysy at the end of the new chapter? Uta seems pretty open about the fact that he is a ghoul, being that he didn’t bother to put on glasses/cover his kakugan. do you think he’ll be pretend to be friendly with him like he did with Kaneki in the past, or will he harm Sasaki in some way? Kudos to all of your hard work, by the way.

Uta has never hurt Kaneki directly; while he did seem to have fun over his tragedy, he always tried to help Kaneki in everything he could, even going as far as to go to Aogiri’s hideout and calm him down there:

Thanks for the support! ヾ(^∇^)

Anon said: In chapter 35, when Sasaki meets Uta, he didnt hide his kakugan(the last panel), yeah we never see him with ‘normal eyes’, but still… Its kinda odd show it to a stranger.. even though he know Sasaki is Kaneki…

We need to consider that Sasaki is probably there because of this:

Either he remembered the shop (meaning he remembered Uta) or he had to investigate to find the shop. In that case, he probably figured out that the mask was a ghoul’s mask (his) and that it was probably made by another ghoul (Yamagata Tsumugi’s case was considered as weird by ghouls, so I assume not many humans make masks); I guess he was expecting to find a ghoul.

We also need to consider this:

Why is Haise at HySy? Does he want to know about his past or is he just curious as to why did Uta send him a mask? I doubt he’s there because of his work, mostly because the Rose case has nothing to do with the Clowns (as far as we know).

And finally, this:

Anon said: Can you tell us something about the Tarot Card 9 (Kanae’s tears) and Tarot Card 10 (Uta’s headphones)?

Longer analysis than usual because it feels weird to post something so small.

  • Tarot (IX) The Hermit:
    • Upright: Soul-searching, introspection, being alone, inner guidance
    • Reversed: Isolation, loneliness, withdrawal

So, either way, it means that Kanae feels alone without Shuu. Even further than that, the card shows a man alone with a single light; this means Shuu is Kanae’s only light. Without him, he feels like his life has no purpose:

The card also represents learning to be alone without feeling lonely, so Kanae will need to learn to live without depending on Shuu.

Reversed, it means that you don’t want to move forward because of fear, which supports that Kanae will have to leave the Tsukiyama family, but he needs to overcome his fear first.

  • Tarot (X) The Hermit:
    • Upright: Good luck, karma, life cycles, destiny, a turning point
    • Reversed: Bad luck, negative external forces, out of control

So, we have two contradicting meanings here, which I doubt are about Uta; rather, they are about his conversation with Sasaki and the possible outcome of it. It could be good and Sasaki will find out positive, important information about Kaneki and their past (which could lend to an easier personality merge), or it could be bad and Sasaki will have one of his painful flashbacks and be more unstable (which could lend to one of them disappearing). Also, assuming Uta behaves, Sasaki will probably confirm what Hinami said here:

This could make him even more curious of his past and the people who he used to know.

So, that’s that. I’ll be making a little analysis on the poem “Regenlied” tomorrow, as well as answering some questions about the recently introduced characters and Touka’s birthday art. Have a good night, guys o(〃^▽^〃)o

Oh My God You Sleep With That? Pt. III {bucky x reader}

Plot: A loud noise at the base has you checking out the source of the ruckus in the middle of night. You clutch your stuffed toy cat Charlie (whom you’ve been sleeping with since you were young) for some moral support as you hunt down the intruder.

In this chapter: the morning after + lots of Avengers interactions

Pairing: Bucky x Reader (it’s more friendly though, maybe flirty)

Wordcount: 1.5K+

Warnings: mild swearing but its super PG don’t worry kids

Tags: @matteblackvevo @5secondsofmerrick  

In case you missed it: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five (final)

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Ah, pancakes. And bacon.

Even with last night’s shenanigans, the smell of Vision’s cooking wafting through the living quarters of the base brought you out of your slumber easily. Brushing your teeth only seemed to whet your appetite more and more. You waddled to the dining area, groggy-eyed and yawning between steps.

Steve, Wanda and Natasha were already seated and digging into those pancakes, golden-brown deliciousness stacked tall (much like Thor). Soon after, Sam who had finished his morning jog joined you at the table.

“What took you so long, Sam?” Steve smirked. The two often worked out together in the morning.

Steve had a sense of humour, but he always reused his jokes. Sam probably heard it every morning. Rolling his eyes, he replied curtly, “ahha ha ha.”

You were waiting for them to ask about last night. The elephant in the room. Or rather, the broken windows and furniture in the room. Vision’s pancakes were clearly more important. There was no talking whatsoever, only the sounds of metal scratching against ceramic plates, and munching, lots of munching.

“Good morning, Midgardian comrades! I made coffee,” Thor popped into the dining area with a tray of white mugs. “Extra strong for Lady Widow, and with almond milk for the Captain.”

Sam cocked Steve an eyebrow and smirked.

“Thanks, Thor,” Nat began, “so I’m guessing you’re the one behind this mess?” She took a generous sip of the coffee.

“Yes, surprise! I am back from Asgard!” Thor was as chirpy as always, even though he had crashed through a window about six hours ago.

Sam shook his head gently, talking through a mouthful of pancakes, “hohoho Tony’s gonna be SO FRICKIN’ PISSED.”

“So, last night…  ” You told them the story of the night before – how you thought the base was under attack, how you found the intruder in the kitchen but it turned out to be Bucky, and how you both found Thor in pantry with fruit loops in his hair.

“And it turns out, Thor just wanted coffee! I can’t believe none of you woke up last night, he was really loud. I was scared SHITLESS,” you admitted.

Wanda smiled at you, she knew how you were afraid to fight on your own because she was too. She once confided in you after her first mission alone with Steve where they had to split up. Without someone by her side, she couldn’t stop worrying about overusing her powers on someone, or worse – freezing up when she really needed to.

“Why don’t you join me in combat classes! Steve’s a great teacher, I beat Bucky the other day,” she offered.

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