List of the Week: Black Male YA Love Interests

What’s on our list this week? Ten books with black male YA love interests!

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Sterek Movie Fusion Fic Recs

Sterek movie recs by special request :) I hope you love them all!!  

But Not With Haste | 20,776 | X-Men 

It’s been years since Derek escaped from the hunters who killed his family and bound him in his human form. He travels solo, never staying in one place, keeping under the radar–until a skinny, smart-mouthed kid stows away in the back of his truck.

Four months ago Stiles’s first kiss put his best friend in a coma. His dad gave him a couple hundred bucks and a hug and told him to run. By the time Stiles witnesses the cage fighter known as Wolverine take out a shotgun and its wielder with his bare hands, he’s got a plan. He knows there’s a school in New York for kids like him. All he has to do is get there.

Easy Alpha | 4,602 | Easy A 

Derek Hale is the high school slut, Jackson and Scott really need to learn to use their inside voices. And, contrary to pouplar belief, everyone is still a virgin.

Just a Little Hocus Pocus | 16,837 | Hocus Pocus 

Stiles lights the black flame candle, bringing three witches back from the dead who need his soul to survive the night.

That Which You Cannot Undo | 28,181 | Practical Magic 

By twenty-eight, Stiles has resigned himself to a quiet life of working in his magic shop, selling Jackson Whittemore fart-inducing tea, and looking after his goddaughter. It’s a good life. But the quiet goes to hell when his sister, Lydia, shows up with a crispy werewolf in her trunk and a bite mark on her shoulder, because hard on her heels comes the hottest person Stiles has ever seen, and he happens to be looking for his uncle.

You know, the dead guy Stiles helped Lydia bury last night.

tumescent | 9,316 | 10 Things I Hate About You 

“I would have to want to date Derek for your plan to work,” Stiles points out, secure in the knowledge that his logic is infallible and yes, he’s had a pointless and soul-destroying crush on Derek for as long as he can remember but nobody knows that.

Wait | 23,041 | Family Man  

Sitting on his couch, staring at the wall, it feels like Derek is watching his whole, miserable, lonely life flash before his eyes. He’s twenty four and he’s alone. No family, no friends, no real pack. He’s six days away from spending one of the most family-oriented holidays of the year trying to avoid any human interaction. If anyone could see him right now, they would tell him he looks pathetic. If Laura could see him right now, she would probably beat the crap of him and then tell him he’s a loser.

(We Left Ourselves) In the Drift | 12,809 | Pacific Rim 

In the middle of the Kaiju war, Stiles finds himself without a co-pilot.

We Pick Ourselves Undone | 24,104 | Penelope 

Derek Hale has been cursed with a wolf-like face since birth, which he can only be cured of by marrying a fellow high-society blueblood. Derek has little hope of ever finding anyone he can stand, or who can stand his face, until he meets Stiles, and his carefully-maintained isolation is completely upset.

What Forever Means To Us | 8,994 | City of Angels 

City of Angels AU with much less heartbreak. Derek falls for Stiles in every way.

Untamed | 28,282 | Harry Potter 

Of course, the transfer kid gets mentioned because transfers are rare, but the news isn’t that exciting. In fact, according to Laura, no one even seems to know his first name. The only thing anyone has really figured out about him is that he’s American. And that’s not exactly hard because he obviously has an accent.

The only thing Derek really knows is that, despite other reports, he seems quiet enough, prefers to work alone, and has the most amazing shade of amber eyes that Derek has ever seen.

Not that he’s looking. Obviously.

OR: A Harry Potter AU where Stiles is a Slytherin transfer student and Derek is the grumpy Gryffindor who falls in love with him.

There are also potions, elves, and falcons involved. Oh, and illegal use of magic. Obviously.

turn off the lights and i’ll glow | 20,035 | Rise of the Guardians 

The last thing he saw before everything went blue and dark was Scott’s red hoodie, and Stiles thought, as his limbs went shock-heavy and cold, and the bubbles started streaming around him, that he’d done something good with his life after all.

we won’t destroy you | 11,878 | Spiderman 

Derek and Stiles have a complicated history. There’s a guy in a red and blue spandex suit who complicates things further.

excelsior | 15,921 | Avengers 

Stiles is a genius billionaire philanthropist, and Derek has breathtaking anger management issues. Mostly, they argue and flirt. But sometimes, they save the world.

He’s Just Knot That Into You | 3,641 | He’s Just Not That Into You 

Stiles doesn’t have much luck finding Mr. Right, and Derek the bartender hears all about it.

Never Did Run Smooth | 34,206 | Chasing Liberty 

As the only son of King Stilinski, Stiles doesn’t have a lot of freedom, but he doesn’t let that stop him from traveling for days to the biggest festival of the season with a begrudging stranger, Derek.

He Blinded Me With Library Science | 6,575 | Harry Potter 

Stiles blinks. “Right, the reading room. Do you have your, uh …library card?” he asks. He’s never been able to make that sound normal and not vaguely dirty when he actually means wand.

Thank You For Breaking My Heart | 14,458 | While You Were Sleeping 

Even though Christmas was the fucking worst, Derek had a moment to hang his hopes on — Scott coming into the coffee shop and gracing him with his smile. Little did Derek know that rescuing Scott from hunters would lead to him convincing Scott’s family they were engaged. This might not have been such a problem if Scott’s step-brother Stiles wasn’t so suspicious and oddly charming.

I have been on Balmung for about two months now and it is simply the best server I have been on. The server is filled with a very lively and friendly bunch that gave the game a certain new spark that piqued my drive to play. To commemorate my love for the server, I need 64 volunteers (perhaps more if a lot are interested, since I do hate to exclude people, Limit = 128) on the Balmung server that are willing to let me gif their character performing their favorite emote for a gifset dedicated to our joyous server. One character per player! You can like/reblog or message me and I’ll get to you in order of notification received. 💕


In honor of sunless sea’s ONE YEAR RELEASE I wanted to post these illustrations of some of my favorite locations around the Zee! I had to toss a coin to pick; there’s too many bizarre and fabulous choices I could have gone with. Thank you, Failbetter Games! You folks do amazing work.

(please hire me.)

Technicolour Beat - A fanmix dedicated to two dorks in love

Gotye - Heart’s a Mess // Mindy Gledhill - All About Your Heart // Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson - Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) // Miro ft. Q’aila - The Garden of Imperfection // Sleeping at Last - Mercury // Bump of Chicken - Zero // Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You // Hurts - Nothing Will Be Bigger Than Us // Son - Sleeping at Last // Rob Thomas - All that I Am // Plump - I don’t Deserve You // Robin Schulz ft. J.U.D.G.E - Show Me Love // Oh Wonder - Technicolour Beat

The Legends of River Song (DWM 496 Preview)

“In a nutshell: Four new stories featuring the archaeologist, adventurer, and wife of the Doctor, River Song, as extracted from her journals. Sometimes, she is with the Doctor; sometimes, she’s on her own. But whenever and wherever she may be, she’s never far from danger and excitement.

There are stories in River Song’s diary that will never be told–pages and pages of adventure that will remain the pleasure of one woman only. Lucky for us, though, she’s made a few exceptions, with this new ebook, The Legends of River Song, five short tales extracted from her journals, hoping to shed light on one of Doctor Who’s most impossible characters.

Set during the time of the Eleventh Doctor, the stories explore both her life with her husband and her life without–a la The Husbands of River Song–what she gets up to with no ‘damsel’ in distress. Guy Adams’ story, for instance, has her working as a historical accountant for New Venice, a futuristic copy of the city that finds itself haunted by ghosts. ‘She’s such a glorious character,’ says Adams. ‘She’s big enough, brave enough and adventurous enough to thrive perfectly well on her own.’

Elsewhere, the Doctor takes on more of a background role. In Steven Lyons’ A Gamble With Time, he sends River to London 2016 to find a man who’s fallen through time, and placed a bet on a horse. ‘There’s also a giant green alien slug involved,’ Lyons says.

River of Time, by Andrew Lang, sees the TARDIS discovered on an archaeological dig on a remote planet, with the note, ‘In case of emergency, contact Professor River Song c/o the Stormcage Facility’ attached. ‘It’s clear the box has been there, undisturbed, for billions of years,’ says Lane. ‘When she gets there she finds that it’s all strangely connected to a long-dead race of giant locusts who assisted the Time Lords in their ancient battles against the Racnoss and the Great Vampires…and who want to make a comeback.’

In Jacqueline Rayner’s story, Suspicious Minds, the couple unite to help an old friend of River’s, an Auton hiding out in Madame Tussauds disguised as Elvis Presley. ‘He takes a trip with the Eleventh Doctor and River to a wildlife sanctuary that–of course–turns out to hide an ugly secret,’ she explains. ‘It sounds quite silly when described like that…But I knew that Jenny [Colgan] was delving into some unexplored emotional realms for River, so I didn’t want to compete with that, I thought I’d just have some fun with her.’

Those emotional realms are uncovered in Picnic at Asgard, a Doctor-River date that you may recognize from Silence in the Library. Described by Colgan as a ‘total romp,’ and set in a planet-sized theme park, it sees River fighting off not only animatronic Norse gods, but contemplating children.

‘It’s actually less about their relationship specifically than River thinking about her own life because she’s had so much time to reflect in prison,’ Colgan says. ‘I think it’s not an unreasonable supposition that, as a person, River might have considered having children, at some point, with someone. There’s no need to worry: there aren’t any explanatory diagrams or anything.’”

-Stephen Kelly

Where to purchase:

Doctor Who Magazine 496 

The Legends of River Song: US, UK

anonymous asked:

Any fluffy werewolf prompts?

I love werewolf (or any fantasy) requests! Hope you enjoy the fluffy werewolf prompts!

Fluffy Werewolf Prompts

  • Person A, whose a werewolf, has a much higher body temperature than a human and acts as Person B’s personal heated pillow
  • Person A/Werewolf keeps ranting about demeaning and insulting it is when Person B gets them dog toys only to stop mid-rant when Person B squeaks one of said toys before throwing it causing Person A to chase after it happily (bonus: it’s recorded by Person C)
  • Every sunny day, Person A, a large werewolf, acts as Person B/Vampire’s personal shield against the sun- Person B walks in Person’s A large, overgrown shadow,  Person A carries the parasol/umbrella to protect Person B, and/or Person A slathers Person B in lots of sunscreen on an hourly basis
  • Person A/Werewolf has a tendency to curl like a dog in front of the fireplace a lot (usually in their werewolf form, but it’s not uncommon for them to do it as a human).
  • Person A/Werewolf gets mistaken as Person B’s large pet dog when they go to the park on night. Person B doesn’t deny anything and goes along with it to Person A’s annoyance (bonus: it was Person C who mistook Person A/Werewolf as Person B’s pet dog)
  • Person A switches Person B/Werewolf’s specially made shampoo with special conditioner made to ‘restore the volume and fluff’. Person B’s hair as well as their fur is nothing more than a giant puffball for the next week.

adorkablebuffy asked:

Can you recommend any good spuffy fan fic? 🙊

I certainly can! You’ve come to the right place :D first of all if you go through the fic rec tag on my blog you’ll find a lot of good stuff. 

Second, here’s what I would call the Spuffy classics:

West of the Moon, East of the Sun - no Spuffy rec list is complete without this amazing s5 rewrite by KnifeEdge. 

DUST - once you’ve finished WotM and the withdrawal symptoms kick in, you should torture yourself by reading her even better, tragically unfinished, s4 rewrite. 

The Barbverse by BarbC - Starts off as an s6 rewrite and metastasizes into the one ring of Spuffy fanfic. One series to rule them all, one series to find them, one series to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. Without a doubt the best depiction of a soulless!Spike x Buffy relationship you’ll ever see. Unmissable. 

Embers by coalitiongirl - the ultimate comic fic, not the season 9 we deserved, but the one we needed. You don’t have to have read s8 (and in fact I advise against reading that train wreck) to appreciate this gem. 

Buffy season noir by Anna S - yes it’s unfinished. No that doesn’t matter. Skip the first chapter if you get bogged down in it, it’s really not necessary to appreciate this fantastically imaginative virtual season. 

The Writing on the Wall by Holly - wonderful, so long as you’re not bothered by soulless!Spike and Buffy. An alternate resurrection. 

A Stone’s Throw From Yesterday by Eurydice - one of my all time favourite post series stories. The rest of her writing (and she was prolific!) is also very much worth reading. 

Living Conditions by sweetprincipale - one of the many fics where Buffy ended up meeting Spike in LA. If you’re a really harsh judge of soulless!Spike characterisation, I would avoid, but the slow burn is fantastic. She too has many other enjoyable stories to explore. 

Clocks of the Long Now by lostboy - a post series epic. Spuffy is more of a subplot than the focus I suppose but it’s totally worth it. 

Quinara - I can’t pick just one of her stories, so read them all. 

The Deadly Hook - same deal but I do love Dirty Back Road. 

Anaross - another, oh gosh, ‘I can’t pick’ author. Sadly her amazing story My Life Closed Twice has been taken down, but I might have a copy if you ask real nice ;) 

Third, here’s some newer but no less awesome writers:

stuffandnonsense - has a beautifully angsty well written s6 rewrite in progress and some other lovely shorter stories.

CupCakeCute - look, if you haven’t read About A Girl, then I question your life choices. 

Bewildered - the queen of crack fic. Go forth and fall in love with her magical ability to make zany work. 

the_moonmoth has a gift for taking tired tropes and making them into something new and wonderful. 

cori_the_bloody - her writing is too good I can’t deal. 

Sigyn - for an author who has no fear of exploring the very darkest edges of Spuffy in painful realism, go here. 

Fourth, here’s some far more in depth lists from other people! 




Baphrosia (formerly spuffy_luvr)

Phew. That should keep you going for a while, yeah? 

Haikyuu!! Fic rec part 1/?


Lay Us Down by dontsaycrazy (32,546 words)
The world is going to end soon. Kageyama Tobio doesn’t expect much from the last three weeks of his life, until he meets his upstairs neighbor. Suddenly, he faces a new challenge: surviving Hinata Shouyou, while they travel across the country together. 
This fic is my ultimate fave, it’s so good and well-written

Thaw by peppermint_wind (40,149 words)
Kageyama Tobio just wants to get through the day. He hates winter, he hates most people, and he really hates getting up for an 8:00AM class. That’s when Hinata Shouyou, bright and obnoxious, literally comes running into his life at full-throttle and changes everything Kageyama thought he knew. 

fairytales & tea by goldflower (2,386 words)
Kageyama’s too tall for the Hinata family - he almost hits his head on the ceiling of the treehouse, fairy lights (not on) tickling his hair - but then Hinata’s fingers are tangling with his and the backs of their hands are bumping together and Kageyama’s not thinking about anything other than that anymore.

Something old and something new by kittebasu (chanyeol) (17,904 words)
And Kageyama could pretend like he didn’t care one way or the other all he wanted, Shouyou wasn’t going to let him pout his way through winter holidays with that grim-reaper look on his face.

Halcyon by thugboyfriendnagisa (11,446 words)
“…And Kageyama cried. There was no rhyme or reason to it. There was no reason for all of the things he was feeling. Depression was weird like that, the lady in the pantsuit told him. There was no reason for it. It just comes and stays sticky on your skin, lumpy in your throat, heavy in your heart, suffocating and cold all at once.”

Orange is the new black by whirlwindFox (8,100 words)
The title tells you nothing, I just couldn’t resist. Basically they’re in high school, they get into a conversation via writing in a Biology textbook, shenanigans ensue. Oikawa doesn’t feature much but I haven’ planned at all so new characters may come into play.

Forever and Always by talonyth (29,245 words)
“You swear it’s forever but how long is forever? A life time? Two? Maybe ten? Is it infinite? Will we forget each other? What about never meeting each other? What about killing each other? Dying for the other? Will we live through all that? Will we find each other every time? Will we be forever?”

Being Seventeen Sucks by crapso (125,028 words)
The third year adventures of sexually frusturated captain and vice captain of the Karasuno volleyball team, and realizing your feelings for your long-time best friend/rival.

Saffron and Cayenne Pepper by dontsaycrazy (30,773 words)
Cooking is hard. Even if you have your very attractive, very grumpy neighbor there to help you. In which Hinata’s lack of cooking skills are a danger to him and others. Luckily (or not), Kageyama is willing to teach him, for the sake of avoiding any burned down apartments.

Pachyderm Predicaments by thugboyfriendnagisa (31,057 words)
Hinata is a zoologist working in the elephant enclosure at Tokyo Zoo and is put in charge of the zoo’s brand new baby elephant named Nana. Kageyama is a children’s storybook writer who has been commissioned by the owner of the zoo to write a story about her. Kageyama’s son manages to find his way into the enclosure. “Take your son to the zoo, they said,” Kageyama muttered to himself, frantically looking back and forth through the crowd, “It will be fun, they said.“

I like the way you smile when you know you’ve done something cute. I like the way you laugh when sometimes my jokes aren’t even funny; you’re just humoring me. I like the way our conversations evolve at night, and we both feel more comfortable to share deep thoughts. I like the way you match your clothes and have a way with colors. It helps because I’m terrible with things like that. I like the many shirts you own, and I will admit, I do know that you have more than five shirts. I even like that gray sweatshirt that you wear every. single. day. It’s part of who you are, and you are pretty darn great.
—  2:27pm thoughts// snow dayyy