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Keith Kogan: A Portrayal of Homosexuality Done Right

I always tell people that Voltron is a lot more clever than it gets credit for. It can spin a cliche/trope on it’s head beautifully, and while all the characters are easily digestible archetypes (i.e: the nerd, the loner), the creators add layers to them that not only make them feel like real people, but also makes social commentary on those very archetypes.

In no better way do they do this than with the character of Keith.

Before I get into how and why Keith deviates from you’re typical gay male protagonist, I want to establish as a fact that Keith is homosexual.

If you don’t see - what I consider to be - blatant evidence that Keith’s gay, well, I can’t say I blame you. Most people have ingrained heteronormative lenses, meaning they’ll miss the subtext of homosexual characters. Us in the LGBT community are much more attuned to seeing these because, well, for one, we’re queer, and two, because up until around the 1960s, the portrayal of gay characters in the media was illegal and could only be shown subtextually.

So it makes sense that people overlook the very nuanced portrayal of Keith’s sexuality, but if you’re willing to take off those lenses, it’s certainly there.

The first standout appearance of this is in season 1 episode 6: Taking Flight. Or as I like to call it, the day the shows name officially changed to Gaytron: Legendary Homosexuals

I think one of the disconnects for some viewers is that they don’t completely grasp the saying, “Show don’t tell,” the mantra of pretty much every writer. Not always, but typically, showing is better than telling. Or more accurately, telling needs to be used at the correct times and for the right reasons.

So how do they show us that Keith’s gay in this episode? Through three things, body language, actions, and juxtaposition.

You don’t have to be a body language specialist to understand the clear meaning behind Keith’s posture. Leaning, looking someone up and down, and a small, lingering smile/smirk are all subconscious signs of attraction. They’re also common ways of depicting male attraction in the media.

Speaking of depicting male attraction, lets look at how Lance’s flirts in the same episode.

Leaning. Check. Lingering smile. Check. Engaged eye contact. Check. The biggest difference is how blatant they are in their intentions, but that comes down to pure character difference. Keith is self assured and more genuinely confident. He also has a lot of walls up and isn’t so open. While Lance puts on a show/over compensates so that he might appear cool. You can also see this in their respective ‘I’m-checking-you-out’ postures. Lance’s body is open, he’s engaged and his eyes are on Nyma’s eyes. While Keith’s posture is interested, but more in an appreciative way. His body is closed off, and instead of looking Rolo in the eyes, he looks at his - um - physique. This is really fitting for Keith’s character, who again, has walls, and who also puts this mission first, and most likely has no intention of letting this attraction lead to anything other than having a nice piece of eye candy around for a couple of hours.

This is textbook juxtaposition. So moving along now.

I don’t want this to be a shippy post, so I won’t add all the times I think Keith shows attraction towards Lance, but I do want to mention this scene.

The use of the rainbow(the most recognizable symbol in the gay community) over lapping the bi flag colors is relevant for the same reason why the use of purple to symbolize the Galra is relevant. Purple represents royalty, imperialism, but also gloom and danger. The use of these colors and symbols are conscious choices.

While the above scene shows that Keith is attracted to men, this scene shows that Keith is also not attracted to woman.

What I love about this scene is that it’s such a cliche, and like I said up above, Voltron is good at turning those on their head. Here they utilize the tiered and true trope of accidentally falling into each others arms. If this was a hetero-centric Romcom than this moment would’ve been obviously meant to establish attraction, but instead, it does the opposite. Rather Keith personally likes Allura or not, she’s a knock out. So, if he’s attracted to women at all, and isn’t use to having that contact- which hes not - he should be at least somewhat shocked/flustered. If it had been an attractive guy that fell into Keith’s arms, I have no doubt that his reactions would be something beyond that blank stare. Considering he literally gasps every time Lance touches him

The last piece of “evidence” I want to show isn’t as blatant and may just be my perspective, but it’s worth mentioning.

The themes of Keith’s Galra arc are very reminiscent to coming out. He’s discovering parts of himself. He’s internalizing and hiding away said parts. He’s scared of what the people he cares about will think of him when they find out. If this is intentional, it’s brilliant, because while Voltron is set in a futurist world where sexuality is supposedly not an Issue, it still is for the youth of today. Meaning by having these similar themes, Keith becomes more relatable to LGBT people.

This is the part where, if you still don’t think Keith’s gay, I’ll have to calmly yet firmly ask you to get off my fucking lawn. For the rest of you, onward to victory!!!

LGBT individuals have a history of being badly represented in the media, especially now that gay characters have become a marketing strategy for a more progressive consumer base. Their whole character is often reduced to stereotypes or used as a giant walking gay pride flag that reads: look at us, we’re hip and with the times. Meaning, the majority of these characters plots and personalities are based solely on their sexuality. Which is a problem, because not only does it not help to normalize homosexuality, but it’s just not relatable to LGBT people.

I’ll give you an example. My mom’s a lesbian. She married to a woman and has two daughters, one who is trans and one who is bi. But despite how “gay"her life may seem, she very rarely describes herself as that way. She’s not active in LGBT issues. She doesn’t involve herself in the community. Shes not lesbian first and everything else afterward, and she is certainly not alone in that experience. Don’t get me wrong, LGBT individuals are more aware of their sexuality than cishet people, but it’s typically only because others point it out and remind us that its not "normal.” Still, for a lot of LGBT people, our sexuality is just one part of our personal narrative, not the whole damn book.

Another problem with LGBT representations is that their often just built off of stereotypes. Gay men are feminized and their sexuality is typically made the butt of a joke. They are shown as being promiscuous and having commitment issues. These are the standards.

But Keith abolishes all of those, and in such a seamless way too.

While Keith’s character is in no way excessively macho, he’s certainly not feminine either. He doesn’t mind getting sweaty. He’s temperamental and has anger issue. He lived a pretty low maintenance life in a desert shack, sleeps in his jeans like a heathen, and probably uses a dagger to peel oranges. Keith is a masculine character. He’s confident and self assured, but not vain. He’s emotional, but in a very private way. Whereas many other portrayal of gay men depict them as almost theatrically sensitive, confident, but only in their sexual prowess, and self absorbed, but only when it come to their looks and not when it comes to their skills.

This is already an impressive deviation, but what really makes Keith’s portrayal stand out is the way his sexuality is but a mere footnote in what makes his character his character, and how that fits into his personality and story arc so well.

The first thing you have to realize about Keith is that, while he certainly wants to connect with people, it’s not his number one priority. He has barriers. He fears rejection, and despite wanting to feel as if he belongs, its not hard to see how Keith has been conditioned to assume he’ll inevitability be left behind, and therefore places personal relationships low on his list of priorities. Meaning, yes, he was checking out Rolo, and yes, I believe that he’s very very fond of Lance, but I can’t imagine that Keith really sees these relationships becoming something substantial or romantic, and thus doesn’t put too much effort into perusing them. You can really tell what’s important to a character by what they focus their time on. Take Lance for instance, he’s a character who blatantly cares about friendships and has no problem openly flirting. That’s not to say Lance doesn’t care about the war, just like Keith’s reluctance to pursue meaningful bonds doesn’t mean he doesn’t want them. It just means that relationships and love obviously mean a lot to Lance.

So what does Keith focus on? Well, he shows the most focus on relationships in season one, when the connections he had with his makeshift family was the post pressing thing going on. (You cant really form Voltron if you don’t connect with the other members) But after season one, with all the changes Keith goes through, we see a big shift in his priorities. First he finds out about his heritage, then Shiro disappears and he is thrust into leadership, and then most recently, he joins the Blade.

By framing Keith’s character like this, it allows the creators to make his sexuality natural and relatable in a very interesting way. Because as LGBT people know, our sexuality isn’t the most important part of our lives. Just like Keith, we have more to focus on.

That’s not to say that his sexuality will never be shown explicitly. Like I said, I don’t want to get too shippy, but I truly believe that Laith is endgame. So if and when that happens, his sexuality will naturally come into play. Sadly, their will be a lot of people who call it forced because they missed the subtext and are use to seeing gay characters depicted more as spectacles than real people.

Voltron has really done something special here. They’ve create a universe where sexuality isn’t an issue, and they make it believable by never bringing it up outside of naturally occurring, unforced, appropriate context. Even better, because the Voltron universe is so vastly different than our own, it would’ve been easy to make LGBT characters that we couldn’t relate to, but they don’t. They manage this so well that I honestly can’t phantom Keith’s sexuality being anything but homosexual despite the fact it’s never been explicitly shown.

But most importantly, they’re creating a higher standard for LGBT representation. They are normalizing it on a show aimed towards children who are heavily influenced by the media they consume.


That, my friends, is worth applauding.

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A lot of people have just been pointing this moment out that this is Hunk making Galra jokes, which is definitely happening, don’t get me wrong, but I also feel like it overlooks something else that Hunk is trying to point out:

Galra Keith, really is, way funnier than regular Keith.

Keith is more emotional than ever before this season. Believe me, I loved Keith a lot in the first season as well, but after Keith has figured out some stuff about his past, he has changed. And here’s the kicker:

I think the writers paired him up with Hunk specifically for this purpose.

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anonymous asked:

TELL ME ABOUT UR JAVID AU

I LITERALLY SPENT ALL DAY AT WORK THINKING ABOUT THIS AU THANKS FOR ASKING

  • a well known lyricist & composer discovers davey’s writing (davey writes the most brilliant adaptions & original stuff for regional theatre) and begs him to work together on something she wants to get to broadway 
  • davey is confused bc did he just hear his name and broadway in the same sentence. 
  • by the time it’s ready they have producers & a team of creatives who the get sent the script to begin designing and casting 
  • davey assumes he’s pretty much done w involvement unless they need some rewrites but then a producer is like “yo the set designer wants to see u”
  • this is where davey meets jack kelly. this young guy about his age who shows up to their meeting in a cafe w paint stained jeans and graphite on his hands. they introduce themselves & chat a bit about the musical then jack brings out his tablet and shows davey his designs 
  • “is this how you imagined it?”
  • davey will never say so but he pretty much fell in love w jack kelly then and there because no one has ever asked him that question before when visualising anything he’s written 
  • it’s beautiful. the detail and thought jack has put in honestly makes davey want to cry
  • (sure enough weeks later he sees jack’s copy of the script which is meticulously annotated with highlighters & sticky notes all colour coded)
  • jack insists they exchange contact info and he texts davey whenever he’s stuck on visualising something or has too many options 
  • “shouldn’t you ask the director this?”
    “still want your opinion first” 
  • they fast become friends and by the time opening night off-broadway comes around they’re pretty much best friends and drunk jack at the after party won’t stop talking about how he wants to work with davey again bc everything davey writes is “just so beautiful guys are you listening”
  • off-broadway goes really well; the show has criticisms but fact is audiences LOVE it and it’s not too challenging for the producers to get a broadway theatre after that 
  • jack & davey have been working on other stuff and still catch up occasionally but the director brings them both back bc stuff needs to be changed for the broadway run 
  • jack is helping davey change some dialogue when he asks davey out. the convo literally goes like this:
    “we should go on a date sometime”
    “jack these characters are siblings”
    “no davey, i mean us”
    “oh… i’d like that”
  • and thus broadway’s power couple emerges 
  • they “announce” their relationship when jack posts a silly selfie on insta of him kissing davey’s cheek on opening night on broadway and adds some cheesy caption like “so glad this project brought me to you” 
  • broadway.com loves them

(this is so long but it’s literally not even all i have about this au so if you have any prompts/headcanon requests hmu bc I LOVE THIS AU OKAY)

Stuck On You

Pete Dunne/Reader
Fluffy smut? Sort of?; 3200 words

This is based on a shamefully long-ago request from the ever inspiring and lovely @oreillyskyle.

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You’re at the Performance Center, working out, doing some squats with a medium-weighted barbell across the back of you shoulders. You’re only warming up, and your knee’s been giving you trouble lately, so you focus on simply maintaining your technique, keeping your breath even as you lower yourself, slow and steady.

“Is that all you can squat?” you hear a voice say from behind you, and there’s no mistaking that distinctive accent and uniquely irritating tone of derision.

And oh, you think to yourself. Great. Pete’s back.

Up until you met him, you’d thought Pete’s in-ring persona, that sneering, underhanded character, was a truly brilliant creation, a beautifully despicable heel played to the absolute hilt. And then you encountered him in person, and discovered that sadly, no, that’s mostly just his actual personality.

Which is, to put it mildly, unfortunate.

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She’s the only person I’ve ever met who is even remotely like me.

I am convinced that no other actor has or will be able to display just how alien the Doctor is better than Peter Capaldi. Because here we have this Time Lord who, in every version, is able to befriend humans — to travel with them and joke with them and care for them as trusted companions. Some companions have been more like him than others. Some companions have been so much like him that it worried him. 

For some Doctors, companions are enough to keep him happy. And Twelve, I believe with all my heart, carries deep love and devotion for all the important people in his life — for Clara, for River, for Bill. 

And yet Twelve has always given this sense, in the tiniest moments, that he is alone, always alone. His mind is different, beyond quirky or peculiar. He is something else. It showed in his pain and fury over not finding Gallifrey. It showed in his immediate connection with Missy when they were on Skaro. It showed when he returned home to Gallifrey and so obviously was not like them. And god did it show in she’s the only person I’ve ever met who is even remotely like me. He looked so young when he said that. 

So there’s this man. He has a time machine. Up and down history he goes, zip zip zip, getting into scrapes. He can’t go home. When he does go home, he wants to leave. And his brilliant, wonderful human friends can love him their entire lives and never understand just how much he has seen. Only Missy knows that. Only she is like him — not like other Time Lords, not like humans. Something else. Rebel Time Lords. The two of them have this unspoken loyalty, unspoken understanding that is utterly cosmic. 

All this said, something about how alien and otherworldly he is also makes him the most human of all his incarnations. I don’t think I’ll ever stop discovering the depths of you, my love.

The ‘Exchange’ Program #4

Originally posted by jjks

#1 #2 #3

Summary: To say you were excited was an understatement. Your brother had left for Korea and in exchange you get a replacement, also known as an exchange student. Expecting a smart, nice boy,  practically the boy version of you…you got the complete opposite. A bad boy with bad habits.

Pairing: Jungkook X Reader

Au: Badboy!Jungkook

A/n: Please give me feedback it helps me a LOT


4 months later and Jungkook is still being a pain in your ass but this time he’s become even more popular, earning the nickname ‘kookie’ since those uncultured fucks don’t know how to pronounce his name.

“Yo Kookie!!” Brad, one of the jocks yells slapping Jungkook on the back and shaking him. A tall brunette came over and pecked him on the cheek, Tiff you think her name is.

“Hey the party still on tonight?” Luke another football player asked him.

“Yeah, sure” You heard him say as he threw his arm around Tiff. You pulled out your folder causing many books to fall catching everybody’s eyes.

His crew snickered and laughed at you.

Mark soon came over to help you put the binders and files back into the crimson red locker.

“Thanks” you nod to Mark. You look over to his crew and roll your eyes, you glanced over at Jungkook to see him look at you like a lost puppy…until he started laughing himself.

You closed your locker and was going to walk away until you realise, that dumb ass was going to throw a party…in your house!

You strutted up to him and his friends whilst Mark was pulling on your arm “C’mon Y/n we can kill him later, we’ll be late for class” he whined, but you didn’t listen

“Can we help you with something skank?” One of the other girls Melissa pointing her finger at you.

“I think you should be pointing that finger at yourself” you smiled while the boys hollered.

“You were going to have a party with out telling me?!” you shouted at Jungkook. 

Lately you’ve been stressed with the test period coming up, a few mental break downs here and there, and it’s not helping when Jungkook brings home his friends or a girl ever single Friday night.

Your parents were still not home due to a wardrobe malfunction at one of their runways in Milan, they have to make another dress from scratch and barely anybody can remember it. 

You didn’t mind him bringing home his friends from time to time but you did mind the screams that emerged from his room every single Friday night.

“I forgot, chill. It’s gonna be a great party” he laughed.

“I will not chill” you pushed him causing his back to his the blue lockers. 

“i couldn’t give two flying fucks if the party was great or not, keep the noise down and leave it to a small group of friends” you pushed him again and walked away.

Mark ran after you trying to calm you down.


It came to lunch and you were sitting at the table with Ally and Mark.

“He’s having a party?” Ally asks taking a bite of her green leaf salad. Mark nods his head and turns to look at girls flirting at Jungkook.

“He makes me sick, How can anybody like him?” he asks you. You sigh, knowing the reason why somebody liking him. 

“I dunno” you mumble

They both nod their heads, you go back to studying the text book whilst taking notes.


Getting into your car you drive off turning up the radio playing some alternative rock song. The perks of having Jungkook hanging out with different people is that he catches a ride with them, so you get to listen to your other music.

You get a burger on your way home and chug your diet coke down before you entered your room.

You threw the cup in your near side bin and scratched Fifi on the head as you started to study.


It had only been three hours since you’ve started to study until you heard the thumping music which caused a headache to stir. You put your ear phones into block out the music but it didn’t help.

You waited for two hours just to see if they would turn it down, but once it got to the third you couldn’t help yourself anymore.

You were prepping yourself to walk out and ask them to turn it down, I mean it was only going to be a few of them right? Wrong!

You walked out to see already drunken teenagers dancing on your table top and couples making out in the corner.

“Hey beautiful” A boy slurred pushing you up against the wall, his lips pouted ready for a kiss.

“Ew no thanks” you snarled and pushed him back. You ran down stairs grabbing your car keys, opening the door and fleeing your beloved home until you felt a hand wrap around your wrist.

“What!?” you yelled, your eyes went wide to see who it was.

He was standing there with a sheepish smile, the one he had at the airport…the one you had fallen for.

“Why are you leaving?” he asked you.

“Since I just got attacked in my own home, I think I should go and relax for a while…you know, completely shut out the world” you snickered at him.

He contemplated on what to say next, until he got his lightbulb moment .

“Let me come with” He suggested

“No way in hell” you laughed

“Please, I haven’t had time to myself in ages. All of this stress is getting to me and I’m so close to having a mental break down” he sniffled, tears in his eyes.

“Join the club” you sighed “C’mon, what are we going to do about the house though?” you asked him.

“If it gets out of hand and the cops come we’ll blame it on one of them, say that I gave them the keys for emergency purposes only and they took advantage of this house” he chuckled.

You giggled at his brilliant plan, you liked that about him. He was a master mind just like you.


“This is beautiful” he looks over the ledge at the water, glistening in the moon light. Some bushes surrounding you two but not much.

“It’s my favourite place on earth, I discovered this gem when I went out for one of my midnight walks” you sighed, leaning against your car.

It was silence for a couple of minutes before you heard quiet sniffles and sobs. “Hey, are you okay?” you asked him rubbing his back in soft gentle motions.

“Homesick, and stressed and tired” he laughed wiping away the tears with his sweater.

“I get it” you whispered.

He looked up at you, like you were some stolen gem from the worlds greatest museum.

“You’re the only one that does. Nobody back home understands, not my Mum, Dad, Brother not even my friends” he mumbled leaning on the car with you.

“That must suck…but hey! You’ve got this amazing view to look at. Focus on the city lights you can see across the water. Ignore your other surroundings.” you smile brightly.

“Why did you ignore me?” you asked breaking the silence.

He was quiet, trying to think of an answer.

“i didn’t mean too” he looked down at the dirt in between his shoes.

“It’s fine, I’m used to everybody leaving me. My old best friend, my ex boyfriend even my parents leave me” you sad laughed, a tear rolling down your cheek.

“You know you just need someone sometimes, and when no one is there to just tell you that you’re doing the best you can…it makes you depressed”

He nodded his head, taking in every word and agreeing with it.

You didn’t realise that he was staring at you, admiring your beauty. The way your teeth shine brighter when you smile bigger, the way the moons dull light makes your hair shine every, he was admiring every invisible flaw that he couldn’t see.

He didn’t need the view to make him forget every trouble in his life, he could just take one small glance at you and all of his worries would go away. It’s as if you were his view.

“Poohbear” he muttered.

You got butterflies at the sudden mention of the nickname, you haven’t heard that name in forever you almost missed it. You rolled your eyes at the nickname and looked his way.

“Could you possibly call me something different?” you asked giggling to yourself causing him to chuckle.

“Kitten?” he suggested.

“Better” you laughed

It was silence again, but only for a few seconds.

What happened in the next ten seconds was all a blur.

Spacedogs Rec Mega Post

OK, Spacedogs is my favorite AU pairing in the world - I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THEM, OK? SO. In celebration of @hannibalficwriters Spacedogs Fic Rec event, I’m going to just post my top Spacedogs fics of all time. There are so many, y’all (I’m sure I’m missing scads), but these are the ones you MUST READ. 

CURRENT FICS:

Bottle of Gin by @llewcie and @thymogenic
Who hasn’t dreamed of a world where Nigel is your personal genie? Just me? Ok then… ANYWAY, Adam finds a genie in a bottle and must decide if he will rub him the right way. This is the perfect fic and concept and just…I wait eagerly for updates.

Those Who Wander by  Arabellah and @victorineb
Do you love Fallout? Do you love Spacedogs? YOU NEED TO READ THIS FIC. Nigel is wandering the waste until he comes across an especially brilliant little android. Can the two survive the harsh climate? Updates are always a treat with this fic.  

Through the Water by @hannabellegraham
Nigel is experiencing weird mood fluctuations. Can his odd little neighbor be the key to helping him. This took me by surprise and I’m totally engrossed. Join me as I eagerly await updates! 

THE CLASSICS: 

Midnighters by drinkbloodlikewine, whiskeyandspite
This is the OG Spacedogs as far as many people are concerned. And if you haven’t read it, you really need to. This was the first fic that ever introduced me to the pairing and it is absolutely beautiful. 

Craigslist by @llewcie
Llewcie has been low-key one of the best writers in this fandom forever. And if you don’t know that as fact, it’s because you’re not reading Llew’s stuff. This was the fic that convinced me that Nigel and Adam were the best AU pairing in the Fannibal ‘verse. Adam is looking for a helper on Craigslist, Nigel thinks Adam is looking for a hitman - sexy hilarious hijinks ensue. What makes this special is the heart and soul in it and no one should miss out on this classic fic. 

Strange Diamonds by sku7314977
One of my favorite fics, and one I re-read A LOT. The setup is basically this: Charlie Countryman tricks Adam into being the drop man when he and Gabi decide to double cross Nigel. Adam is too cute to kill, so Nigel is stuck with an adorable man and plans for revenge. It’s hilarious and heartfelt. 

Welcome to California by @desperatelyseekingcannibals
If you’re an ABO person, this is the fic for you. The characterization is beautiful, the story is sweet, and it’s got all of Tiger Prawn’s classic brilliance. Also? It’s got some kickass art to go along with it. Check it out. 

Silly Stickers by @samui-sakura88
This is one of those tooth rotting fluff stories that makes any bad day seem better. It’s a high school AU and the whole series is amazing. Samui is great at bringing out the giant teddybear in Nigel and the adorable frankness of Adam.

The Wedding Date by @slashyrogue
Adam needs a date to Beth’s wedding. Nigel volunteers. Adam doesn’t realize Nigel might like to date him in real life. Will he figure it out. One of the thousands of brilliant AUs by Slashy. This one just always makes me grin like a goof. 

Rise and Shine by @wrathofthestag
Short and sweet this is the perfect Spacedogs drabble. Just everything you could want in their relationship, in like under 500 words. Go and check it out!

Beth Finds Out by @victorineb
A continuation of her GENIUS Alana Finds Out Series, in this fic, Beth discovers that her new boyfriend Nigel and her friend Adam might be a little too friendly. It’s hilarious and heartfelt and just everything you could want in a fic.

Odd Stars by @starkaryen
Nigel interrupts Adam’s dinner by rudely bleeding out right in front of his apartment. SOME PEOPLE! Thankfully, these two are meant to be and some truly lovely getting together occurs. 

The Speed of Light by @magicaldestiny
Have you ever wondered what Nigel would be like as Han Solo? WONDER NO MORE! This genius Star Wars cross over is tender, beautifully plotted, and just everything you could want from an AU of an AU. Seriously, space nerds, check this shit out.

Rebel’s Cum by @thymogenic
OK, real talk: If you don’t want to read this fic based SOLELY on that genius fucking title, I don’t think we can be friends. Just…look at that, it’s the greatest title in AO3 History and you all know it. ANYWHO, this fic is beautiful smut from a great writer - Adam and Nigel + Star Wars role play, that’s all you need to know. 

Swimming in the Moonlight by @eveninginwithyourgirlfriend /  honorablementioned
This is an adorable meet-cute where Adam has to decide between two new neighbors: Beth and Nigel. GUESS WHICH ONE IS THE BETTER FIT. This fic features Tender!Nigel which is my all time fave, so you know, it has my heart. 

Tumblr Ficlets by @hotsauce418
This is, admittedly a bit of a cheat, HOWEVER, Hotty writes some fucking amazing Spacedogs ficlets. So I’m going to make you read all of them. Seriously, all of them. I’m not choosing. They’re all that good. 

I Have Lied My Way to the Stars by DarkmoonSigel
Nigel is recovering from the whole “bullet to the head” thing, Adam might just be the perfect person to help him. Porn and sweetness follow. 

Don’t You Forget About Me by @taeaelin
A fantastic Breakfast Club AU, that is unfortunately unfinished. Still, the story there is wonderful and a great reminder that Tae can craft a Spacedogs yarn like no other. 

Merrie by @llewcie
This is the Robin Hood AU you never knew you needed. For real. Adam invents black powder and must team up with an extremely sexy warrior to save his brother and the kingdom from his invention and those who want to misuse it. Seriously, this whole fic is a goddamn delight. 

Daybreakers by drinkbloodlikewine, whiskeyandspite
Another great fic from these two. This one is notable because it features something the fandom needs more of - bottom Nigel. Let Mads bottom, y’all, I promise it works out fine. This is a great bodyguard AU and has a cameo from a certain pop artist that may have killed Mads in a video…

Noses Full of Shit and Fists Full of Roses by  StagsInSilence
Sweet and angsty, this is a fic that is a riff on the Midnighters ‘verse. Really well done. 

anonymous asked:

hello!! i love all your fic recs theyre so good !! Could you please rec me some drarry fics where Harry and Draco reveal their relationship to the wizarding world and all the responses that follow. the reveal could be the main part of the fic, the end of the fic or the epilogue!! i love all length fics and as long as the reveal is in there somewhere (even a tiny chapter or something) I want to read it! thank you so much in advance xxx

Hello!! Thank you! I feel like there are a lot of fics in which Harry and Draco come out in some way, so I’m really going to limit this to fics where they come out to the general public (as opposed to just Hogwarts or something) and the coming out/responses are a pretty memorable part of the story! :)

Date Blindness by dysonrules (24K)- Harry was perfectly happy with his life until Hermione decided to set him up on a blind date.
This fic is a great play on the “coming out” trope! The boys enter into a very business-like arrangement to fake a relationship so that Harry can come out to the press, but OF COURE THAT’S ALL A PRETENSE TO HIDE THEIR TRUE FEELINGS AND IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH YOU DEAR STUPID NAIVE BOYS. *Coughs* excuse me. Anyway, fake relationships are THE BEST and this fic is great.

A River in Egypt by cassie_black (3.5K)- Draco is not impressed with the surprise guest at his Birthday party.
This is a reeeeally cute fluffy little fic! I don’t want to say too much and spoil it, but it just warmed my heart <3

Chasing the Dragon by Calanthe (link to PDF download. No word count, but 329 pages)-  Harry arrives back at Hogwarts for his final year, nursing a huge crush on Blaise Zabini. Following a Polyjuice potion ‘incident’, Harry learns some VERY interesting things about Malfoy and starts to look at the Slytherin in a different light. Harry lets his imagination, and his wicked streak, run wild, with Malfoy on the receiving end of Harry’s game.
This fic is pretty kinky and involves quite a bit of dubcon and some d/s stuff, so be warned! Personally I love all of those things so I ADORE THIS FIC. Harry starts out with a crush on Blaise (silly Harry), but don’t worry because very soon THINGS make him realize the error of his ways and the fact that Draco Malfoy is his one true obsession. Harry engages in some not-quite-moral methods to get Draco’s attention, but luckily Draco is not-quite-moral himself ;). The “coming out” is in the later part of the fic!

The Love That Has To Keep Shouting Its Name aka Hero Harry’s Attention-Seeking Actions a Huge Howl for Help by twistedmiracle (41K)- In which Harry fights with the Wizarding press, befriends a Muggle role model, explores his political-activist side, and buys rather a lot of flowers.
This is another fic in which they start a “fake” relationship so that Harry can come out to the press! YES! It’s really funny because no matter how much Harry has tried to come out, the Prophet keeps photoshopping him with various women and Harry is just so done. ENTER SEXY DRACO MALFOY TO SAVE THE DAY.

Becoming Us Part 1 and Part 2 by VivacissimoVoce (84K combined)- Following the war, Harry Potter and friends return to Hogwarts to repeat their interrupted final year. To everyone’s surprise Draco Malfoy returns as well, but something has changed. Harry learns the weighty consequences of being marked as a Death Eater and must decide whether to help Draco escape his past. 
Although the “coming out” part of this fic is riiiiight at the end of part two, in a way I feel like the whole fic is about coming out because of the amount of time devoted to dealing with pervasive homophobia. It’s really great how they slowly work to overcome it! Also I LOVE the way they first come together!! Harry takes pity on Draco and takes him to get his Dark Mark removed the muggle way. How brilliant is that idea?! Also it’s an eighth year fic, which preeeeetty much makes it automatically amazing hahaha.

‘Twas Brillig by Queenie_Mab (74K)- Harry reads a chapter of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to his children before bed every night and through the story, he and his middle child find an ally in each other as they, along with Alice, discover a world that just doesn’t seem to make sense when taken at face value. The more aware Harry becomes - embracing his child’s reality - the more motivated he is to build a wizarding world that is fully inclusive, and by processing these life lessons finds he’s able to connect with another person in ways that have always eluded him.
YES YES YES this fic is great! It has so many different parts that are really memorable for me! Like… massage therapist Draco and a sexy massage! Trans!Al who is the sweetest! Surprise crossdressing! Great sex! Seriously, I think about this fic all the time.

Nineteen Years and 5 Minutes Later by TheMightyFlynn (203K)- Five minutes after his happily-ever-after, Harry finds himself locked in the public loos with an angry Draco Malfoy and a need that he has denied for 19 years.
Aaaaah this fic! Okay I feel kind of horrible about this and I love Ginny as a character (when she’s not with Harry lol) but SOMETIMES I just really want to read a good Ginny-bashing fic anyway, you know? And BOY is this some satisfying Ginny bashing. The coming out in this fic is, if I remember correctly, not done with the consent of our boys, but public opinion is really important to the plot here, so there’s a lot of them in the press, and a lot of reactions! Also I JUST noticed that there is apparently a sequel?! Which I haven’t read yet?! I will get on that ASAP

What You Do With Your Life, A.H.K.B.C.B. (After the Hero Kills the Batshit Crazy Bastard) by oldenuf2nb (39.5K)- Draco Malfoy had waited years in hope of seeing Harry Potter utterly humiliated….
(Note the above link is accessible by registered ao3 users only. If you don’t have an account GET ONE BECAUSE IT’S SO CONVENIENT or try here :D)
THIS FIC IS GREAT, OKAY??? Both Harry and then Draco have horrible exes, and then both of them help each other save face in front of the public when they have to confront those exes. There’s lovely angst (as opposed to annoying angst, which is hard to do) and lots of fluff and smut and everything you could ask for! Just yes yes yes! 


As always, if anyone else had a rec to add, feel free to leave a reply! :)

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Requested by @fabulouspotatosister


“We did it!”

Sometimes the Doctor was just a little bit too cheery. Although, in this case, he was perfectly justified. You did just escape death-by-exploding-TARDIS, after all, and that was worth being cheerful for.

“Yeah,” you breathed, slumped against the control console. Man, that was a close one. That could have been bad. Very bad. Death-bad. “We did.”

What you had done, you weren’t sure, but the Doctor had told you to do it and the mauve alarm had stopped flashing and that shrill whistle was finally silent and the TARDIS wasn’t rocking back and forth anymore, so you could only assume that it had worked. And that you weren’t going to die, which was good.

The Doctor was at your side out of nowhere. “You okay?”

“Fine,” you assured him, but he didn’t seem convinced.

“C'mere,” he murmured, pulling you into a hug. “Shh, easy. It’s okay.”

“I just said I’m fine,” you muttered, but who were you to resist a hug from the Doctor? You gripped the fabric of his suit, not wanting to pull away. Every hug from the Doctor was something you treasured. If you were smart, you wouldn’t torture yourself with all this closeness, all this touching that would have been, from any human, rather suggestive of… something. Anything. Any possibility of a thing that was vaguely more-than-friendly-like. But no, of course this was not so with the Doctor. He couldn’t just-

Oh, who were you kidding? The Doctor was a romantic; he just wasn’t a romantic with you.

And just so, you thought. He was, as some might put it, “way out of your league.” And you knew it. So you wouldn’t sulk like a little girl. No. You would sulk like a grown woman, staying up ‘til the crack of dawn with your favorite food and a good movie and some stolen hugs from the Doctor.

“If you say so,” the Doctor finally conceded. “How about we stay in tonight, huh? I think that was more than enough near-death experience for one evening.”

“Definitely,” you agreed. Well, it was time for a shower. Or a bath. And a nap. That had been an exhausting experience. Or, well, if you were going to make this an indulge-myself-because-I-nearly-died therapy session, why not take a nap in a bath? The TARDIS would keep the water fresh and warm and it wasn’t like anyone was going to care if you got pruny. Oh, yes. This was a good idea. There was only one obstacle between you and a therapy bath that potentially could include bubbles.

The Doctor wasn’t letting go.

“Mm… Doctor?”

“Oh!” The Doctor took a few steps back from you, smiling sheepishly. “Sorry.”

“No problem,” you said, and in a desperate attempt to make sure he hadn’t gotten the wrong idea, you said, “I like hugs.”

Well, dumber things had been said by you before, but the Doctor was either oblivious or was kindly ignoring the blurb of awkward that had just slipped out of your mouth.

“Um… well, y'see, the thing is…” The Doctor was doing that eye thing, where he would look at you a bit sideways and squint. It always made him look a bit guilty, although the expression was actually a sign of anxiousness, you were discovering. He scratched the back of his neck, another anxious habit, and you were immediately on alert. "You’re brilliant, you know that?“

"You might have mentioned it once or twice.” He had. It was like his catchphrase. Save the Earth? You’re brilliant! Talk to aliens without being weirded out? You’re brilliant! Give him a banana? You’re brilliant! But then again, you tried not to take anything the Doctor said too seriously. He had once been in the habit of calling you foolish girl and stupid ape, so you knew his words, even the complimentary ones, were to be taken with a grain of salt.

“No, I mean, really brilliant,” the Doctor insisted. “I mean, we do this stuff, all the time, nearly dying, and sometimes you lose your cool but you never give up. And regeneration! You stuck through regeneration and just accepted that I’m still me even though I’m nothing like old me was, and nobody does that!”

Ah. The Regeneration Incident. That had been a lot of fun. You wondered if this was finally the day when you would look back on that event and laugh off how traumatizing it had been for everyone involved, but the Doctor didn’t look to be in the laughing mood. And, he wasn’t done.

The Doctor was swaying back and forth on his feet, scuffing his trainers and running his hands through his hair. You leaned back a little bit, confused. He should be relaxed, not stressed out. You had just successfully survived. What was his problem?

“Do you know that I watch you?”

… Well. That was a new one. “Um…”

“I do,” he said, working his jaw. “I watch you. I know humans get a bit freaked out by that, but it’s a Gallifreyan thing. We watch time, we watch the universe, we watch… important things. I watch you 'cause I can’t not watch you. Because you’re in my brain, all the time. I’m afraid of lettin’ my gob run without checking it, because I know that if I’m not careful, I’m gonna mention you every other sentence. That’s mad!” He wildly threw his arms up in the air to emphasize his point, but you thought the way his hair was defying gravity was probably a better illustration. Wait, no, it was time to be serious. The Doctor was being serious. Leave the hair alone. Do not fantasize about ruffling. “That’s absolutely insane! Loco, bonkers, off my rocker! My big, superior, Time Lord brain, and all I can think about is…”

There were a lot of directions this could be going in, but you had half an idea that it was going somewhere emotionally dangerous. “Is..?”

The Doctor stepped close to you, so close that you thought that he was going for another hug, but his hands -his manly, hairy hands that he was so proud of- reached up to cup your face. He leaned down so that his forehead nearly bumped yours.

“You fill my head,” he said in a hushed, reverent tone, and you noted that his breath smelled like banana and cinnamon. That was, of course, before you realized exactly what it was that he said. 'You fill my head.’ Your heart stuttered at the implication. "I hate going on adventures without you. I want to show you everything, I want to know what you think; I want to have you be with me, always. Forever. Because you were my best mate, and you still are, but you’re so much more than that and you’re amazing and brilliant and if I ever lose you I don’t think I’ll… and I just… I want… Please.“

"I…” What were you supposed to say? I love you? No, you couldn’t say that! No, no, no-no-no. Your mind went to Red Alert when you realized that the Doctor was waiting for some sort of response and you were so without a proper answer that you were learning the true meaning of the phrase 'tongue like lead.’

Wait, what was he doing? He was pulling away!

You looked, and the disappointment and hurt in his eyes was like a punch in the gut.

“It’s alright,” he said with a weak, thin smile that lied, lied, lied, filthy lying liar who lies. “I didn’t expect you to feel the same-”

It was only two seconds. Maybe just one. But in those two-seconds-maybe-one, your experienced what the Doctor might have identified as some sort of Time Sense. You saw your life, from this point on, without the Doctor. It wasn’t half bad. In fact, it was quite pleasant. You were married, successful in a career that you enjoyed, and surrounded by friends you would gain over the years. But then you imagined life with the Doctor. It was wild, and a bit scary, and there were certainly no mortgages or commuting to work. But you had a key to the TARDIS, and the Doctor looked at you like you held the universe, and there were no boundaries. No walls or fences. And you were so, so happy. With him.

And that only took a second or two. He had dropped his hands from your face and was pulling away, but oh no. That was not gonna happen, not if you had anything to say about it.

You reached out, grabbed the straying Doctor by the collar of his coat (the tie had been tempting but not within reach), and yanked him back to you. Forget whether or not it was in your nature, forget whether or not you were the sort to make life-changing decisions in a split-second, and please, forget caution! Throw it to the wind! Because you were not letting him get away. Not this time, and not because you were too silent to tell him-

“I love you.”

Your imagination realized that it made an error in its prediction of the future and corrected this mistake by adding kissing to the 'stay and love the Doctor forever’ scenario. Lots and lots of kissing. Because the Doctor was good, which was saying something, considering that he was practically attacking your mouth with his mouth. Points for the noises, though. He was whimpering, and you were quite sure that it was the most adorable, desperate sound you had ever heard.

“You mean it?” he panted into your mouth when your mouths finally broke contact, sounding far too close to heartbroken. “Really?”

“I do,” you answered, your bottom lip brushing against his. “More than anything.”

He would say it back to you later. You knew he would. In the meantime, he was going to enthusiastically teach you about all the different types of kisses in the universe. There was, apparently, a whole book about that particular subject. And he had been reading a lot lately.

Dubbelsäng Does Not Mean Twin

Written for NurseyDex Week Day 2: Bedsharing and Room Sharing

Nursey/Dex Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7

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Nursey is standing in the middle of the room staring at the box that just came in from IKEA. When they had argued about furnishing their new shared room, he had told Dex a million times that he could be trusted with the simple task of ordering them bunk beds. Only an idiot could screw it up.

Derek Malik Nurse was that idiot.

Somehow the bunk beds he had ordered were transformed into a queen sized bed, that was flatpacked and staring Nursey right in the face. Dex was going to kill him.

Grabbing his phone, the D-man dials the customer care number he found online and begins the waiting process to speak to a human, pacing the room as he waits. He has one day before Dex comes - he can totally fix this. Right?

An hour later, Derek is finally on the line with a human, being informed that while he could return the queen bed today, he’d have to wait two months to have the model he wanted delivered - it was on backorder and the IKEA outside of Boston was all out of stock. Hanging up, he begins to bang his head against the wall, realizing he was screwed. Better to get this over with now.

“What do you need, Nurse, that can’t wait until tomorrow?” Dex asks as he answers the call.

“So you know how I told you only an idiot could screw up a bed order? I’m that idiot,” he starts, explaining to his fellow d-man the mix up.

“But I’ll totally get an air mattress and sleep in the living room until the bunks can come in,” he assures the redhead over the line, totally hearing the other man mentally counting to ten.

“We’ve shared a bed on roadies, we can share a bed for a few months. Just try to assemble the damn thing without killing yourself, alright?” Dex finally answers, sounding exasperated.

“Umm…I’ll get Chowder to help.”

“Brilliant idea, Nursey,” he mumbles, before hanging up the phone.

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A little bit of sugar

(but lots of poison too)

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

Pairing: Namjoon x Reader

Genre: Noir / Angst / One-shot

Rated T for mentions of death and obsession

Word count: 4.8k

Synopsis: Namjoon is well aware that some, well actually most people could find his hobby not exactly common, yet he still considers himself to be a man of tasteful words and higher intellect - someone who managed to understand the true, deepest meaning of beauty itself.

And so he doesn’t really care if his methods of collecting pretty things end up being darker that expected, once you peek under the surface.

Author’s note: Oh my, my first fic for Namjoon, ah I’m a bit nervous, also I need to thank @pantaemonium, @meetevil and @yoongihime for dealing so much with me and my existential crisis about this ;^;

Again, I may or may not have added a decent amount of craziness and creepiness and other yummy things, so please be careful pals!! Hope you’ll like it tho <3


Namjoon likes to collect pretty things.

He doesn’t know when his passion started, maybe it was that time when he was five years and a half and his mother’s pearls looked so shiny and white around the pale curve of her neck – long fingers always skimming the gleaming necklace, stopping their adoring motions just to slap his chubby, longing hands away.

Good children do not touch their mother’s jewels, Namjoon, she used to warn, strict voice and even stricter lips in their tight curl.

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Heal Me, Break Me | (Eleventh Doctor)

Summary: Neither of you meant to fall in love. There are consequences to loving the most dangerous man in the universe.

Includes: fluff. implied smut. angst. sorta implications of depression? (idk how to describe it, if there’s anything else u can tell me)


It wasn’t as simple as you thought, not falling in love.

The Doctor was mad. Brilliantly, wonderfully, and hilariously mad. The most unusual, intriguing, amazing man you’d ever met.

And he meant so much to you. Something… more.

What had made him like this (and so abruptly, too)? One day. You’d just looked at him – took in everything about him  – and it suddenly and completely overwhelmed you.

You could pinpoint its beginning down to the second: just an ordinary day, an everyday adventure. What was supposed to be a leisurely stroll in one of the universe’s largest garden planets ended quite abruptly with a thrilling run from a small army of Daleks. With a slam, TARDIS doors were shut, both of your backs pressed against the wood protecting you from the outside. He’d turned to you, with that grin and that gleam in his emerald eyes, and you’d both laughed with what little breath you still had left. Your eyes took in his, still laughing. Admiring how incredibly attractive he was, with hair all disheveled and a protective hand still clutching yours and gazing right into your very soul.

But before you’d known it, the moment had ended. He’d run back to the console, busily flipping levers to get you both away from the angry calls of EXTERMINATE that slowly faded away from the outside. As you watched his mysterious (but alluring) form dash about – this impossible man flying this impossible time machine – you’d realized.

You’d wished and tried and hoped, but no matter what you did, this impossible man had enraptured you. You were helpless… and in love with him.

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anonymous asked:

Smol child Iggy

Smol, smol child Iggy.

  • Baby Iggy in a tonberri onesie.
  • 2 y.o. Iggy imitating the adults’ formal dances with his moogle plush toy as companion.
  • 3 y.o. Iggy was denied having a pet.
  • 3 y.o. Iggy adopting a rock instead.
  • 3 y.o. Iggy always keeping his rock’s water near it in case it gets thirsty.
  • 3 y.o. Iggy sad cause Lord Petram Lapis Ishi Iwa the First is lonely and sad.
  • 3 y.o. Iggy adopting a stick so it’s companion to his rock.
  • 4 y.o. Iggy falling and scrapping his knees. 
  • 4 y.o. Iggy’s crying, attend him. ;_____;
  • 4 y.o. Iggy attended by Lord Clarus because mama and papa Scientia are too busy.
  • 4 y.o. Iggy forcing himself not to cry while he’s being healed and trying to fake he’s fine because “papa says I shouldn’t cry cause that’s going to make me dumb.”
  • 4 y.o. Iggy crying when Lord Clarus plants a hand on his head and looks at him with furrowed eyebrows because “and not crying will make you a coward. You don’t value intelligence over honor, do you?”
  • The person that the Citadel’s doctor sees most is child Iggy…
  • …because smol kid Iggy insists on bringing him injured animals.
  • “DOCTOR IGAKU, this dog has a cut on her paw :’(”
  • “Doctor Igaku, I found this kitten, I think she’s sick. Could you please help us?”
  • “Doctor Igaku, I think this butterfly is sad. It’s not flying :’(”
  • “Doctor Igaku, I found this baby bird that fell off its nest, I NEED YOUR HELP.”
  • Smol kid Ignis appears at the door hugged to a big frog.
  • “Ignis, son, I’m very grateful for your attention but I’m not a vet, I’ve told you…”
  • “Yes, but there is no royal veterinarian. Look at him, he’s hurt. Please, do something, Mister Igaku. He can’t hop, and a frog that can’t jump is a sad frog.”
  • 5 y.o. Iggy writing a full paper with the most formal and the smartest words he knows and sending it to the king.
  • It’s a petition to hire a “Royal Veterinary” because “The frogs and worms and dogs and kittens and birds sleep and eat and play here, so they live here, and that makes them Insomnian citizens too and they too have rights of health.”
  • Back to 3 y.o. Iggy.
  • Cor walks on in Regis carrying 3 y.o. Iggy in the middle of a hallway nearby the garrison zone of the Citadel. Iggy has a bath robe and the hair wet and he’s looking a bit sad.
  • “Ah, Cor" the king turns to Ignis “Perhaps we could ask him for help? He’s a very brave man and could deal with the situation for us.”
  • 3 y.o. Iggy is very embarrassed and insists he doesn’t want to bother anyone, but Cor still asks what the matter is and if everything is in order.
  • “Cor, I’ll ask you to guide this child back to the guest’s bathroom his family uses when they need to stay overnight and help him. Bring your sword.”
  • “Y-Your Majesty, is everything in order? Is there any danger?”
  • “Tell him, Ignis.”
  • It takes 3 y.o. smol child Ignis a whole minutes because he still doesn’t want to bother THE Immortal Cor. 
  • “…there’s piranhas in the tub.”
  • Regis is smiling when Ignis is not seeing him.
  • Cor does accompany Iggy back to the bathroom.
  • He locks the door behind himself and DOES pretend to be hitting something.
  • “I got rid of them all. You can bath in peace, kid.”
  • 3 y.o. Ignis is SO EXCITED but won’t say or show it, because damn, Cor the Immortal just got rid of the evil invisible piranhas of the tub FOR HIM.
  • Smol kid Iggy playing nurse everywhere.
  • He’s been taught to grow into some sort of second-hand and helper of any situation, so he’s taking it seriously and plays nurse and mom everywhere he goes.
  • “*gasp* Oh, no. Lord Clarus, you look a bit blushed. Do you have a fever? Let me- could you come down for a moment? I can’t reach your forehead- thank you. Hmm…hmm…you feel fine, mister Amicitia, please take care, you’re very important to the king and the kingdom.”
  • “*gasps* Oh no, Gladiolus, are you okay? Be careful, you could have hit your head. The floor is a bit slippery, we should check you didn’t hurt your knees, let me see. Hmm…hmm…they look okay, are you okay?”
  • “*gasps* Oh no, your Majesty, you have a cut on your finger, oh no, we should- we should call for the doctor, and don’t worry, look, we hold your finger like this so it doesn’t bleed and- I know it’s not bleeding anymore, but we should take precou- preque- precautions, your Majesty, you’re so important, we should- my father has a pair of gloves, I could ask him for them and then I can give them to you and then the paper won’t cut you again and you’ll be okay.”
  • “*gasps* oh no, the baby’s crying, I should- the prince shouldn’t be crying, can I- what if he’s hurt, can I carry him? I’m four, I’m a big boy, I can carry him, the queen used to do like *motions* when she carried him and the king is busy, so it’s up to me now, right? Can I- let me carry him, he’s so small, he shouldn’t be crying :’(”
  • “*gasps* Oh no, mister the Immortal, you have a bruise on your face, are you okay? Come on, let’s go to the kitchen, they should have ice, and it’s closer than the doctor’s office and the doctor is busy, and I want to help, that bruise will get bad if we don’t do something.”
  • “Ignis, kiddo, I’m fin-”
  • “You sit down here and I- *climbs up another chair* and I apply the ice and it’ll be okay.”
  • By the way:
  • Smol kid Ignis thinks Cor’s last name is “the Immortal”.
  • A younger smol kig Ignis also used to think “your Majesty” was Regis’ name.
  • Smol kid Ignis avoiding all puddles he sees.
  • Mama told him to always stay perfectly clean in every inch of his body because he’s being educated by royalty, so the least he can do is look presentable and the best. 
  • Smol kid Ignis getting super angry when smol kid Gladio stomps in the puddles for fun.
  • Smol kid Ignis learning he’s growing up to be also a tutor to the prince.
  • So smol kid Ignis is super nervous about it and tries to rehearse on his own.
  • Smol kid Ignis basically breaking down in front of the king when he went tell him that he’s “not worth teaching your son, I’m just 8 and I’m not smart enough.”
  • King Regis making space in his schedule, even though the rest of the week will be extra super tight on him, so that he spends an evening in a room all alone with Ignis; he asked smol kid Ignis to “teach me what you learned in algebra the other day. I don’t understand it, and I’m king, so I should learn, right? Can you teach me, son?”
  • Regis SO knows algebra, but he will never be more grateful he asked for this, because
  • Smol kid Ignis extra super damn excited because he’s teaching the king himself, “I’m super smart! The KING himself came to ask me something, I’m so smart! :)”
  • Smol kid Ignis growing confident because of that.
  • 5 y.o. Iggy meeting other kids that try to bully him.
  • 5 y.o. Iggy delivering a mean comeback and learning words and information can cause greater harm than kicks or insults. 
  • 5 y.o. Iggy is the devil, he just discovered his brilliant strategist mind.
  • Smol kid Iggy growing up into having to read a lot and enjoying to read through dictionaries.
  • Oversmart kid + dictionary + the mind of a child = that’s how he grew up turning into the Master of Puns.
  • Smol kig Iggy asking the royal chefs every now and then to bake some cookies or muffins.
  • Smol kid Iggy going around the Citadel gifting a cookie or muffin to the people he sees.
  • Smol kid Iggy using his save-ups to pay the chefs.
  • The chefs used to refuse it but it’s kid Iggy, you can’t say no to something like that because “it will stain his honor”.
  • Smol kid Iggy hearing the queen passed.
  • Clarus walks on in a pair of guards arguing with child Ignis nearby the king’s chambers.
  • “Stop, stop, what is this mess?”
  • “This kid wants to go into his Majesty’s bedroom without permission.”
  • “Ignis?”
  • “The queen has passed, right? So that means she’s in peace, but that also means her side of the bed is unoccupied, right? So your Majesty will have, from a night to the next one, all that space for himself, but he’s not big enough to fill the bed on his own, but nobody except the queen should be sleeping with him, but he also shouldn’t be so lonely in such a big bed, so I only wanted to leave my moogle in his room so that the empty space is occupied when he comes back and so that he has some company. Moogle is not a queen, but he also isn’t a person, so I thought he’d like it.”
  • “…oh. And…wouldn’t you miss your moogle, Ignis?”
  • “Of course I would! But the king must miss the queen more than I’d miss my moogle. Also, my bed is for one person, and the king’s bed is for two, so it’s silly we both sleep in one bed and the king sleeps alone. Also, I don’t want the king to be sad, and moogle can help. He’s a good listener”
  • Dammit, the guards let him through.
  • How can you deny him?
  • He’s like 4 but he’s so smart and uses that intelligence to do things like this.
  • HOW.
  • WHY.
  • HOW CAN HE BE SO SWEET *the guards are crying*

I’d try to write more adorable things, but to be honest Ignis is a pretty damn tragic character and I’d have to get terribly off canon just to see him smile, ahahaha </////3

SMOL KID IGGY.

He’s life. He needs cuddles and protection. Give them to him.

Here’s smol child Noctis.
Here’s smol child Gladiolus.

anonymous asked:

How to you introduce a large number of side characters without seeming repetitive and boring?

You can cycle through first person perspectives, or you can continuously introduce the reader to new names like Charles Dickens did only to have them cut out of film adaptations because no one can keep track of all those names.

I’m being facetious of course. If each of these characters truly has something significant to do in the storyline then introduce them gradually. In some stories, like where the quirky group bands together or mystery novels with multiple suspects, writers tend to name and describe everyone all at once. It’s as boring as going around the room on the first day of school and having everyone introduce themselves; an obligatory hurdle and rather unenjoyable to read. However, the one time it was done best was on the show Broadchurch*.

In the first episode, the father of the soon-to-be-discovered murder victim walks down the bustling main street of their small town on his way to work. People greet him good morning as they too prepare for the new day. Along the way he trades inside jokes, apologizes for bumping into a stranger, and meets up with his coworker. As the mystery unfolds, every single one of the people in this opening scene becomes implicated in the crime including the father himself. This scene was unexpected and brilliant because it did not read as the “introduction” scene. It just felt like a normal, friendly day in a small, happy town called Broadchurch- the final character to be introduced.

Best thing to practice is remembering how you’ve met the many characters in your own life. How were you introduced to all the people in your class or your job? How did you meet your neighbors or significant other? Your life has many side characters, but not all of them have played a significant part. So when introducing anyone besides the main character(s) ask yourself how necessary this character is to the main storyline, and whether or not they should be introduced later.

*Broadchurch streams on Netflix and, writers, if you haven’t seen it yet do it NOW. The first season delivers some grade-A storytelling and fine character development to boot.

The Moon

the series read as follows:

SupermanMondayCheezy PouffsBaconStumblingTrail Mix …  PunchFridayPreparationUncle MudlerNormalBackseatMudler-senseThe FBIUnthinkablePatienceElephant JokesCooking Rickety TablesMr. SkimmerBert and Ernie … Midnight Confessions

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There’s some stuff at the end .. fun stuff .. stuff the cat said was inappropriate for virgin eyes … I told her to go take a nap …

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Frustration won.

Growling in the darkness, heart racing, mind flying, she banged the mattress with balled-up fists, “stop. I’m sorry. Can you stop?”

Mulder, having felt her getting nowhere fast and the tension building up accordingly, slowed, then stopped his fingers, burying his lips above her ear, whispering through a kiss, “can’t stop thinking, can you?” Wiggling her hips slightly, she waited for him to remove his hand before she dropped her forearm across her eyes, not daring to look at her partner in that moment, choosing dark embarrassment over honest concern. Mulder, however, wasn’t having any of it, reaching up to gently pull her arm away, “hey, it’s okay.”

Groaning now, she hauled herself up, sitting on the edge of the bed, feet resting on bedframe, elbows on knees, head in hand, “really? Because it feels fairly annoying to me.”

1am had its good moments and 1am had its bad moments, “I’m just telling you what I think and I think that maybe you went looking to forget a little too fast.”

“Are you honestly going to psychoanalyze me in the middle of the night?”

“Nope.” He stood up, then took her hand, a little rougher than usual but feeling it necessary to get her to move, “come on.”

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Pretty Boy Morty 1/2

Allow me to introduce you to my own made up 100% USDA Organic Morty: Pretty Boy Morty

Like with all Morty’s it begins with a Rick. In the finite curve, he’s an average Rick, no more evil or good, not excessively brilliant or stupid in comparison. His Morty, however, is nothing like what he should be. Rick meets him for the first time after things go terribly wrong. He’s been avoiding meeting his own Morty for years. He knows what they look like and how they act and, frankly, he’s not really all that interested in the idea of lugging around a whiny brat.

But during a mission to exchange some illegal weaponry with a buyer, he slips up and gets in trouble. The heat’s coming down hard. And he could just slide into a new universe but, unfortunately for Rick, he’s actually kinda attached to the one he’s in. So with no other options, he does what every Rick eventually does. He goes to visit Beth. He figures he’ll stay there a week tops, avoid Morty as much as possible, and go on with his life.

But when he gets to Earth things don’t go as planned. Namely, because his Morty is not what he should be, and suddenly the average life of an average Rick is completely thrown off track.

Morty’s are supposed to be unpopular, whiny, idiots but this Morty… is an outlier. He’s got long eyelashes, bouncy hair he grows just a little longer than his copies and he has it styled to perfection. He takes care of his appearance, wears lip gloss, tight jeans, button up shirts, even jewelry. He’s the student council president, popular with the girls [and the guys]. Not even the football team at his school will dare lay a finger on him because he’s helped them with their studies [and he may or may not have blackmail material on the others].

The fact is that Rick’s Morty is a pretty boy. He’s got a perfect life and, frankly, he’s got the personality to match. He’s spoiled, selfish, and cocky, so when Rick shows up, Pretty Boy Morty he doesn’t give a damn about him.

Rick soon realizes the key feature that’s morphed his Morty this way is Beth. She finished school to be a doctor even through her pregnancies and then divorced Jerry not long after Morty was born. The constant competition between Beth and Jerry to be there children’s favorite led to Morty getting whatever. He learned quickly that all that really matters to people is appearances so he’s spent his life molding his appearance into one of perfection and beauty.

Pretty Boy Morty is constantly fixing his lip gloss, refusing to get out of the ship until his eyebrows are on fleek. He takes forever to apply and reapply lipstick when it gets fucked up. He refusing to be out at night because he needs his beauty sleep. He dressing scantily for adventures and draws all the wrong kind of attention, just for the fun of it, because at school he’s always prim and proper and it boring beyond belief.

And it doesn’t stop there. Pretty Boy Morty lectures Rick angrily at 4 am when he walks into his room, drunk, and wakes him up. Morty being a little brat and refusing to go on a mission because, “My homework isn’t done yet, Rick, and I won’t have my grade drop because of you.“ This leads to Rick doing the homework for Morty while the pretty little shit paints his nails. and Rick doesn’t even realize it until after he’s done all Morty’s equation work.

Because you can bet that Pretty Boy Morty is the single most manipulative little shit that Rick has ever encountered in his life. He knows he has to be, he knows that no one really cares about him that they only really care about the pouty lips and cute eyes he can flash them. They only care that he has the perfect grades, the perfect resume, and Morty knows that. Morty knows how to get exactly what he wants. He knows what to say, how to dress, what look to give, and it drives Rick absolutely insane.

And you can bet that Miami Morty and Pretty Boy Morty are best friends. You can’t convince me otherwise.

Just imagine: Pretty Boy Morty looking at Rick with scathing disgust when Rick wants to go get laid and suggests that he stay at the Morty Daycare for a few hours. Morty obviously fights tooth and nail, stating he’s not a child and he can’t just be brought to the dog hotel like some prized poodle while Rick goes off to let some alien fuck him.

But when he gets there and meets Miami Morty he figures he can stay a little while.

And they are most definitely the Mean Girls of the Daycare. They seem to sit above the rest, painting each other’s nail and gossiping, exchanging secrets on how they keep their hair bouncy and soft despite the hair gel and dye necessary to keep it in perfect style. And you know they talk shit about their Rick’s, and, honestly, PB Morty is slightly relieved to hear he’s not the only one who has to deal with leering glances from his own grandpa.

By the time their Ricks finally come to pick them up, the two are practically best friends, telling the Ricks to shut up as they got right back to talking. Just picture it. Pretty Boy and Miami exchange dimension numbers and like, when PB needs to be dropped off for a while, he demands to go to Miami’s house or back to their own house. No exceptions. To which Rick eventually concedes because he doesn’t want to deal with a pissy Morty and, either way, he’s getting what he wants by dropping the boy off, regardless of where he’s at.

Just imagine PB and Miami all holed up in Miami’s extravagant bedroom, giggling and laughing and gossiping and, after a while, Miami leans in and asks Morty if he’s fucked his Rick yet. And PB rears back. He definitely wasn’t expecting that and he’s grossed out and disgusted and like "Wtf no, why would you even ask that.” And Miami just blinks at him, all confused and tells Morty that he thought Rick was PB’s Sugar Daddy and that’s why he was so spoiled and so different from the other Morty’s.

Miami confiding in PB and admitting that Miami Rick is his Sugar Daddy and, standing up and pulling his shirt up in the back, showing PB the tramp stamp tattoo of Rick’s name and dimension number on his back.

And even though PB wants to be disgusted, and kind of is, he’s also intrigued.

PB Morty asking Miami what it’s like and Miami happily telling him that Rick’s are SKILLED in bed. Really skilled. You kind of have to be to fuck your way through all of space-time. Miami explaining how it happened and what it’s like. PB Morty admitting he’s still a virgin because looks are everything and the moment you start sleeping around rumors fly and he has devoted too much time to making his reputation untouchable and he can’t risk it not for anything, or anyone. and if he’s honest, he’s a little scared of sex he’s scared of what people will say. Miami assuring Pretty Boy Morty that people will talk anyway. PB actually opening up to someone for once. They’d be such tight knit friends after that.

I mean, they exchanged secrets and, no matter how prissy and uppity, they’re still Morty’s so they bond fairly quickly.

After a few months go by, PB tries to convince himself that he’s interested in the whole “fucking Rick” thing as a concept, like people who read sex stories about incest but have no interest in fucking their own fathers. Nothing more.

But.. as time goes on, he starts discovering that’s a lie. Because he’s slipping. He’s letting Rick get away with shit. He goes out later than he normally would just to spend time with Rick. He misses the occasional throwaway assignment and just flutters his eyelashes and gets full points because the teachers know he’s brilliant anyway. Morty can’t stop looking at Rick now. Whenever the older man isn’t looking, Morty is subtly glancing at him and wondering what it’d be like to fuck him. But, even after PB Morty finally comes to terms with wanting to fuck his own grandpa, he has a feeling that it won’t be that simple. He has a feeling Rick won’t immediately hop into bed with him if he asks and so, not willing to risk fucking up in any way, he goes to Miami for advice on how to seduce his grandpa.

Miami telling PB Morty that it’s basically a universal consistency for Rick’s to fuck their Morty’s so it shouldn’t be too hard. And PB Morty being partially relieved and horrified to hear that Ricks are universally perverted old men. Miami telling Pretty Boy what his own Rick likes, telling PB to maybe ditch the prim and proper Pretty Boy school clothes for something a little easier to tear off. When that doesn’t work Miami tell’s him to try getting unwanted attention from some aliens.

But imagine when none of that works. PB has dressed scantily, he’s subtly flirted, he’s danced and giggled with other aliens, he’s flirted with Miami in front of Rick, Hell, he’s flirted with a few Ricks that they’ve met at the Citadel but, literally, nothing is working. And, of course, Pretty Boy Morty feels kinda hurt. He knows he’s sexy but suddenly he doesn’t feel sexy enough for Rick and, before now, he didn’t realize that mattered to him.

But, apparently, it does.

Imagine PB becoming withdrawn, out of ideas, struggling to deal with his own desires, frustrated by his inability to get the idea out of his head and, in his anger and confusion, he even starts pushing Miami away. He blames Miami for making him feel that way about Rick. He never had those types of thoughts about Rick before Miami came into his life. He never even entertained the notion. Ever. And now it’s in his brain like a parasite that won’t go away.

He slowly dresses less and less sexy until he’s literally going to school in the t-shirt and jeans he wore the day before. He ignores Miami’s calls and texts. He goes with Rick without complaint, no matter what time of day it is. He barely gets through his homework. he doesn’t wear makeup, his roots start to show and de doesn’t re-dye them. He doesn’t style his hair.

He doesn’t do anything other than try and figure out how to stop wanting to fuck Rick…

[My lovely @the-clairvoyant-rick will be posting the other half of this on her own blog so make sure you follow her and stalk her and love her.]

anonymous asked:

That disconnect on loving/being loved is one of the major conflicts between Cas and Dean (as I see it). Now, this might not be popular but I think Dean did a lot of mistakes in their earlier relationship that has contributed to Cas not getting it now (along with Cas' angelic perspective, of course). Dean is trying like hell to undo some of the damage, kudos to him, but that's why Dean gets in a fit when Cas doesn't answer, risks his life, takes stupid risks and Cas being all "this not ok now?"

Heck okay… Over dinner, Mr. Mittens was talking to me about Scorpion (which he watches and I don’t, really, other than sort of letting him keep me informed about the character dynamics, because I watched the first season with him and it’s nice to know that the various characters are getting along and doing well…)

I do have a point bringing up this completely different TV show, I swear…

The show itself is about this group of geniuses who are all sort of ~socially outcast~ because of their various talents, to the point that most of them had been wanted by various governments for various criminal activity… but they’re all assembled together to solve these sorts of global threat type situations.

The main character is this guy called Walter who’s a supergenius who was arrested for hacking NASA when he was a little kid. So he’s always been on the U.S. Government radar as a potential threat. But he’s not American by birth. This will be important later…

Anyway, in the pilot episode they meet this woman named Paige who was working as a waitress at a diner. She’s just a normal working mom, but she falls in with this group of geniuses because she’s got her own sort of genius: translating humanity for these people who despite being brilliant are sort of “rusty” in the “people skills” department…

So Walter and Paige sort of have this interesting dynamic, and are both attracted to each other, but he’s got like ZERO in the way of people skills or understanding his own feelings, and she thinks she’s got nothing to offer him because she’s just this regular person.

Her son, however, is also brilliant, and Walter helps her to understand her son while she helps him to begin to understand people in general.

At one point Paige discovered that Walter was secretly married to one of the other members of the team, but it was only so he could gain U.S. Citizenship, and she felt betrayed that he’d lied to her about something that big… even though he never had any romantic interest at all in that other character (and all this was only revealed because someone else had asked her to marry them, and she’d kept turning them down, because she couldn’t divorce Walter without him getting deported, but that was supposed to remain a secret… blah blah blah, misunderstandings ensue before the truth finally comes out…)

(ETA: This other character Walter was married to? Her name is Happy.)

Three seasons later, whoops Walter has made a sort of deathbed (drug-induced) love confession to Paige that he didn’t remember making (because drug-induced deathbed confession) BUT IT WAS VIDEOTAPED and then used against him later. When he realized what he’d confessed to her, he began pushing her away.

He found her a “regular” job so she wouldn’t be “in danger” from working with the team anymore, pushing her away emotionally, because he was terrified that now he’d confessed his love to HER that she would use that confession to break his heart. (because why would she love me back…)

Meanwhile she’s angry with HIM for pushing her away because she WANTS to work with the team, and it’s not his job to babysit her…

So Mr. Mittens is telling me this entire sordid tale, and I asked him, “But do you think they’re endgame for each other? Like they’ll eventually get together?” And he’s like “Absolutely. It’s obvious how much they love each other. They just need to communicate.”

And I sat through that entire description from him while eating a pancake like this:

(I have this gif saved as “dean chews judgmentally”)

So you can probably make all the comparisons ever to Dean and Cas through Paige and Walter, because the underlying story is almost beat for beat identical.

So tell me they aren’t writing this as a romance.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I was the anon with dissociating!Derek. Thanks for taking the time to reply, I love that you always seem to be open to explore different ideas for characterisation and are able to bounce off new ideas so easily. I was actually thinking that Derek disscoiating would've, in a way, also made sense with his S4 arc, concerning the kidnapping and losing his werewolf power. I mean, in so far, as that maybe while Kate wanted to have Derek back at a younger, more trusting age, where she'd have [1/3]

more influence on him, the whole losing his power could have been an unwanted side effect born of a psychological aspect. I doubt anyone’d say, that being abducted by your former abuser is anything short of traumatic. We’ve seen in Motel California how Scott did not let himself heal out of psychological trauma.

As well it’s been stated (several times, I think) that sometimes the shape you take, reflects who you are. So, Derek feeling powerless and that showing by not being able to tap into his powers anymore’d kind of making sense, right? And maybe this would even make the finale with Derek dying and Stiles reluctant to leave him so much more intense. Derek seeing that Stiles believes in him (bc that’s what sparks do, don’t they?) and that being the thing that pushes him to fight again, to evolve.

[From X. I’m sorry it took so long to reply!]

Ok so I just… really love this concept. Derek’s arc in season four is one that never made basically any sense to me –– the fact that we spent most of the season assuming Kate had done something to Derek, only to “discover” at the last second that his lost power was simply a symptom of his evolution. Despite this, Derek (who grew up in a werewolf household, with at least two family members who could full shift) has no idea what’s happening to him, so this can’t be the normal process for that “evolution.” Not to mention his general attitude/behavior throughout season four, which seems like such a disconnect with both who Derek is as a character and with what he just went through with Kate.

But the idea that Derek’s own emotions are repressing his power… that’s honestly brilliant. Shifts and control are tied to a wolf’s emotions, and a Derek who’s dissociating from his emotions, from his trauma, burying down his feelings about Kate’s return and what she did to him again –– and that’s the only explanation for how calm and unaffected Derek was throughout season four, that he was forcing his feelings down and pretending they didn’t matter –– could easily lose touch with his wolf. Derek’s so sure he needs to be together, refusing to react to Kate, to give her that satisfaction, to fall into that pit of guilt-despair-misery that almost consumed him for years again, and he has no idea that his desperation to hold it all together is exactly why he’s falling apart.

But Derek’s choice to face down Kate at the end of the season –– triggered by Stiles’ reaction or his own imminent death –– would be a wellspring of power and control breaking through to the surface, putting him more in control of himself and his wolf than he’s ever been. Finally giving him the chance to evolve.

This is honestly so beautiful and so perfect that I just want to stamp alt!canon accepted all over it. This is like Jackson Hale and the True Alpha theory to me now, I want everyone to read this and I don’t think I can accept anything else.

roommate headcanons (part 3 )

post-series au thing in which all the key kids live happily ever after together, bc why not :)

- Riku is usually the first one up in the mornings and Roxas the last one to go to sleep at night. Both enjoy the quiet & solitude that comes with being the only one in the house awake, even if it’s just for an hour or two. When all of the others are up and about, there aren’t very many peaceful moments, so… yeah. 

 - Roxas & Aqua being DEAD before they have their coffee in the morning. Seriously, don’t even try talking to them. You might get a terse smile out of Aqua if you throw a ‘good morning’ her way. Roxas, on the other hand– Forget it. Also: STOP CALLING HIM ‘SUNSHINE’. He is looking at you, Riku. 

- On the subject of coffee and mornings, there was that one time when Sora, after discovering that there was no milk left for cereal, came up with the brilliant idea of using that fancy-looking dulce de leche coffee creamer instead. Unfortunately for him, that happened to be Aqua’s coffee creamer, and, even more unfortunately, he happened to use up all but the last teaspoon’s worth of it. A coffee creamer-less morning does not a happy Aqua make. Needless to say, that was the first and last time an innovation like that ever happened.

- Terra eats strange health food combinations that freaks Ven & Kairi out on a regular basis. The first time they watched him put raw eggs into his protein shake, Kairi didn’t say anything. She may or may not have gagged, though, and had to turn away lest he witness the look of unadulterated horror on her face. Ven, on the other hand, watched on in full disgust-slash-fascination. “What?” Terra finally asked, having caught on to the staring. Ven, queasy and disbelieving: “Dude…”

- Xion has a thing about the toilet paper roll being backwards, where you have to pull the paper up in order to tear it off. She doesn’t know why; she isn’t a particularly fussy person in general, but for some reason she feels like it’s bad luck to have it the other way around. And so, she’ll go around the house reinstalling toilet paper rolls to her liking.

  • Aqua thought this was a part of Sora & Ven’s practical joke barrage at first. When she discovered it was actually Xion doing it, she didn’t have the heart to call her out on it. However, the upside down toilet paper thing drives her 110% CRAZY.

- Speaking of Sora and Ven– Those two get into quite a bit of trouble together. Be it trying to outdo one another in crazy and/or dangerous stunt competitions, duking it out over a friendly game of (real life?) Mortal Kombat, or teaming up to pull pranks on their other housemates. 

Their most elaborate practical joke so far has been the Wardrobe Swap–

One fine day, when the rest of the fam wasn’t home, they switched out everyone’s closets. So Namine’s stuff went to Riku’s room, Riku’s stuff went to Kairi’s room, Kairi’s stuff went to Terra’s room, and so on and so forth until the wrong clothes were had by all. 

That evening, when everyone came home, Sora and Ventus waited with giddy anticipation for the bedtime routines to start. Roxas knew right away that something was off from the way they kept looking at one another and cracking up. Aqua was the first to notice that her dresser was stocked with an alarming amount of very Lea-like, bright red items. Unfortunately, Terra had just finished taking a shower around that time…

… Let’s just say that Kairi owns a lot of crop tops and booty shorts.

- Namine is really into candle-making. It started out as a hobby and now she’s even making her own small business out of it! She makes each of her roommates a custom candle for their birthdays with scents that she knows they like, or ones that remind her of the person in question. For example, hibiscus-passionfruit for Kairi, and something sunny for Sora like ocean breeze/coconut lime verbana.  

- Riku can fix (almost) anything mechanical, and so he gets called upon rather often to do things like figure out why the dryer isn’t drying or why the dishwasher just flooded soapy water all over the place. “You have to close the cap after you put the soap in, Lea.” In a similar fashion, Xion’s the go to whenever Terra someone is having an electronic issue of some sort. 

- Lea gets blamed a lot. For a lot of things. Granted, sometimes it really is his fault, but he’s become the running-gag-default-suspect for when something goes wrong, missing, or broken around the house.

Person A: “Why is my new _______ all scuffed up?”
Person B *casually, in a purposely loud voice*: “I don’t know, maybe you should ask Lea.” 
Lea *from the other room*: “Wooow. How is this FAIR, guys?”

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part 1

part 2

shoutout to ryorune for the Lea getting scapegoated one :)

anonymous asked:

Hi! Love your blog!! I've read a lot of your recommended FF and I absolutely loved it! I was just wondering if you would recommend some bottom!Draco? It could be chaptered, oneshots, rated-G, etc (though, I prefer if the plot "thickens", do you feel me). Anyway, thanks for the consideration!! You're doing such an amazing job with this.

Thanks anon! That’s lovely of you to say! I don’t generally keep track of who’s topping and bottoming, so this list owes debts to capitu’s drarry recs and gracerene’s drarry recs, since both of them do keep track, and their rec lists can point you towards load more bottom!Draco. But I definitely have some favorites from each of those lists, all of which will give you bottom!Draco. There’s humour, pathos, romance, drama and, given your parenthetical, all of it will involve some, you know, thickening. Which is to say, if I’ve understood correctly, some hot, hot fucking.

H/D Bottom!Draco Recs

Breaking All the Rules by Frayach - NC-17, 22.5k - Malfoy is slowly wringing the last vestiges of pleasure from Harry’s life with all his rules and committees and agendas and reports. Or is he?

check this hand ‘cause I’m marvelous by lumosed_quill - NC-17, 8k - Harry’s had a crush on Malfoy for months now. But it will take a bar full of his friends, some Firewhisky, wagers made on his behalf, and Malfoy himself to get him to act on it.

Draco the Magic Dragon by Sansa - NC-17, 13k - Draco’s granting wishes, Harry’s investigating a mystery, and Luna’s giving away pants.
Crystal balls and kissing, dirty talk and candy floss – and that’s just the beginning.

Immovable Unspeakable meets Irresistible Hit Wizard by Alisanne - NC-17, 11k - Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy are just average, ordinary wizards working in dull positions at the Ministry and leading average, ordinary lives. Or, at least, that’s what they’d like everyone — including each other — to believe.

In the Toilet of the Leaky by marguerite_26 - NC-17, 3k - Um…filthy toilet sex?

Let’s Dance to Joy Division by femmequixotic - NC-17, 12.5k - Let the love tear us apart, I’ve found a cure for a broken heart…

Liar by jad - NC-17, 50k - Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy have always preferred the worst of each other; it was too bad they both had to have better halves.

A Loosening by eidheann - NC-17, 2k - This is something between the two of them, and that is enough.

The Motivational Benefits of Sleazy Men by fantasyfiend09 - NC-17, 16k - Draco was resigned to being groped until his creepy co-worker was named his Department Head. Blaise assured him he needed a powerful lover to protect him. Draco agrees, just not the way Blaise wanted him to.

One Night at the Ministry by Maeglin Yedi - NC-17, 11.5k - One night. One party. One arch-nemesis. Lots of champagne. Now all Harry has to do is survive.

Pharynx-Larynx-Oesophagus-Trachea by firethesound - NC-17, 4k - Harry’s idea for helping Draco study is the most brilliant thing he’s ever come up with, and Draco discovers that studying can be fun when one has the right study partner.

Rarely Pure and Never Simple by birdsofshore - NC-17, 28.5k - Harry never thought taking a job as Draco Malfoy’s bodyguard was going to be easy. Add in a curse that makes Malfoy even more of an obnoxious git than usual, and Harry’s got serious problems.

Sex, Lies, and Veritaserum by lettered - NC-17, 18k - This entire fic is one long conversation about sex.

A Touch of Silk by raitala - NC-17, 4.5k - Harry has won a bet and Draco Malfoy has to serve him afternoon tea while wearing a dress. This should be amusing, Harry thinks.

Enjoy!! And always remember to leave comments and kudos for these fabulous authors!