long slow build

a Study in Red

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Pairing:
JayTim
Summary:
Unbeknownst to Tim, Jason falls unexpectedly hard for a college kid that lives off brie.
or
The slow-build Stolen Kisses prompt wherein Jason needs a tutor and Tim miraculously finds the time to pencil him in. 
Author’s note: You know, my entry for the Feb JayTimWeek that turned into 25K+ words (and still going??). 
The biggest hug to @tanekore​ who is the most patient and supportive being on this planet, who did an art for this and has been holding onto it for an eternity. I still have a few chapters left to write, but in terms of posting…it was time.

Chapter 1:

“What’s the what?” Tim asked, propping his phone between his shoulder and chin. The class was packed and he struggled squeezing behind other students to get to an empty seat.

“If I’m on a building that’s thirty feet tall and the width of the street below is twenty feet wide–”

“What?” Tim interrupted again, just before bumping into a girl by accident. The hall was pure chaos, and Tim barely had a chance to offer her an apologetic smile before scrambling to claim an empty chair a few feet away. “Where are you?” he asked against the cool screen of his smartphone. “I mean – thirty feet tall? In Gotham?”

“Tim, ix-nay on the erd-nay – it’s a simple question. If the building is thirty feet tall–”

“Uh,” Tim interrupted, rifling through his pack in an effort to find his pencil bag. “I hate to break it to you, but no building in Gotham is thirty feet tall,” he countered, his voice nearly lost to the dull roar of the lecture hall – the place was a boisterous haze of mid-semester dread. “It’s an architectural thing. Each floor does have, like, a ten foot standard but you’ve got to calculate the interstitial space, and—”

“Tim,” Jason said, half-serious. “Timbo-yo-himbo. Timbo-Slice . You’re making this way too complicated.”

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anonymous asked:

Based on what you've come to know as a fan of BTS, if you had to guess - what do you think they each have for possible kinks? 🤔

I read these “kink lists” or MTL <insert kink here> all the time and I almost always think differently from what others put down on their lists.  Which is fine, because none of us have the slightest clue what the boys are really into.  And, to be honest, if I had written my list a month ago, it would probably look different than the one I’ve written below.  I can’t ever make up my mind.

Also, because I can’t ever do things simply or just follow instructions, it’s not really a list of kinks as much as it is ramblings about sex categorized by member.

BTS KINKS ACCORDING TO ME!

Originally posted by go2bedjungkook

Jin: Total slut who is down for most anything as long as he gets laid in the process.  Tie him up? Sure! Tie you up? Okay! Sex in an alley? Bring it on! Threeways, orgies, or totally generic missionary style? Yes, please!  Not into hardcore BDSM.  Would rather not have anything stuck in his butt, but could be convinced if horny enough.  Not a dom, not a sub – just wants to put his penis in your vagina and willing to do what it takes to make that happen.  Body types don’t generally matter to him. Fat, skinny, tall, short, whatever – he will want to fuck you… but I do think he’s got a special thing for chubby chicks.

Originally posted by jungsooneul

Yoongi:  My absolute bias, therefore I believe he’s mostly into the same things I’m into.  Don’t fight me on this – it’s my list and I get to choose my delusions.  Long, slow build up into sex.  Lots of teasing, nipple sucking, shallow fucking – won’t start pounding you hard until you are absolutely begging him for it.  Everything is a competition in his head, so he needs to make you cum first in order to “win” at sex.  Not a big moaner.  Loves to dirty talk – like really, super obscene, sometimes bordering on demeaning but never goes too far.  Wakes up in the middle of the night and wants sex.  Likes morning sex too. Prefers sex in a bed because he likes to be comfortable. Sadly, he’s not into public sex, but will totally finger bang you at the bar when he’s drunk.

Originally posted by ultranicolet

Hoseok: Likes to keep things private.  Prefers monogamous relationships where you build trust over time. Pretty standard sex life at first but once he trusts you, he starts pushing the boundaries and letting you in on what he really likes.  Into sensory deprivation – blindfolds and earplugs, so he can’t see or hear you coming. Not a traditional sub – he’s not into being obedient to you or anyone, but he does like it when you take the lead sexually.  Wants to get pegged by you, especially if he’s getting a hand job at the same time. Actually, really enjoys hand jobs in general.  Likes occasional orgasm denial or ruined orgasms because it makes him cum harder when he gets to orgasm for real the next time.

Originally posted by bangtangirl-cutennes-v

Namjoon:  His intellectual curiosity transfers over to his sex life as well.  Has read a ton of books and magazine articles on sex. Watches a shit-load of porn.  Extremely open minded.  Wants to try everything at least once.  Always checking in on you during sex to make sure you’re still into whatever is going on. Asks for a lot of feedback – wants to know if you prefer he go fast or slow, long strokes or short, up or down… he’s like a sexual investigator.  Is an awkward dom, but working on getting better at it.  Willing sub, but can’t do it all the time.  Into MFF threesomes… a lot!  Wants to fuck you in the butt.  Totally turned on by all body types, but is the most easily distracted by big boobs.

Originally posted by jiminios

Jimin:  Slightly dom leaning during sex but not life.  Gets off on being seen as manly, so wants to take the lead on pleasuring you – but not interested in being overly demanding or punitive.  Has an extremely strong desire to be needed by you.  Wants your praise desperately.  Gets off on hearing you moan and works hard to make that happen. Tiny exhibitionist streak in him and likes it when you feel him up in public, but not into full blown public sex.   Likes to hear you dirty talk to him.  Wants to fuck you in front of a mirror so he can see everything that is going on. Wants you to strip and lap dance for him, eager to do the same in return.  Into sexting and mutual masturbation.

Originally posted by we--are--bulletproof

Taehyung: Most likely to categorize girls into “girls you fuck” and “girls you marry”.  Respectful to both, but can’t quite reconcile that you can be both. He’ll outgrow it eventually.  In the meantime, he’s focused on the “girls you fuck” category.  Fascinated by strong and dominant women, so willing to be a sub in bed to them, but not interested in being a life-style sub.  Thinks he has to try to get all his sexual needs satisfied now before he settles down with the proverbial good girl, so he’s not thinking much about long term relationships at the moment.  Wants variety.  Into one-night-stands and friends-with-benefits situations. Totally up for threesomes, MFF or MMF – he doesn’t care.  Really wants you to sit on his face.

Originally posted by bane-niki

Jungkook: Thinks he needs to change sex positions every few minutes.  Likes to challenge himself (and you) into athletic sexual positions, like standing 69. Wants to work his way through all the positions in the Kamasutra.  Likes sex outdoors, in the woods, on the beach, in the backseat of the car parked along a country road.  Enjoys occasional quickies, but prides himself on endurance sex.  Excellent orgasm control so he can go for a long time. Not happy unless you’ve had multiple orgasms.  Recovers quickly, so able to have sex multiple times a day.  Totally into biting, scratching and hair pulling. Will happily spank you at your request.

anonymous asked:

We need a looong firs t time stony fic rec

Long fics are my favorites!  I adore a really long, thought out, slow build.  Here are a few favorites, all complete and over 100K:

Even the Light is an Illusion by Mizzy:  Death threats are an unfortunate side-effect of being Tony Stark, so he’s learned to ignore them. The problem is, when someone really wants you dead, hiding your head in the sand just kinda exposes your ass.But it’s not just Tony’s behind on the line. Whoever wants him dead wants him to suffer first, and they’re willing to do anything to make that happen. Tony knows there’s only one way out. To save Steve, the Avengers, and the general public, Tony has to die. Of course, death isn’t always the end, and Tony does what any other self-disrespecting scientist would do: he finds a way to fake his death and avenge his own murder.The trouble is, terrible decisions usually have a terrible price, and this one is no different. Tony has a chance to save the day, but the cost may be more than Tony was ever expecting to pay…

Holding Out for a Hero by @wordsplat:   When Tony was a prince and Steve was his manservant, they were young and reckless and hopelessly in love. But an attack on Tony’s life convinces Steve that he can’t protect Tony, so he leaves in the dead of night to train until he can. Ten years later, Steve returns to the kingdom a strong and able knight, but his king is both furious and broken-hearted.

Straight On Til Morning by @sineala:  Tony Stark resigned his commission in Starfleet five years ago, after a disastrous away mission, and he swore he’d never go back. He just wants to be left alone to build warp engines in peace. But the universe has more in store for him than that, as he discovers when Admiral Fury comes to him with an offer he could never have expected and cannot possibly refuse: first officer and chief engineer aboard the all-new USS Avenger, a starship of Tony’s own design. What’s more, the Avenger’s captain is Steve Rogers, hero of the Earth-Romulan War. Believed dead for over a century, Steve is miraculously alive… and very, very attractive.But nothing is ever easy for Tony. As he wrestles with his secret desire for his new captain and his not-so-dormant fears, another mission starts to go wrong, and Tony becomes aware that Steve has secrets of his own – and the truth could change everything.

Captivated by @missbeckywrites:   When Tony sustains a life-threatening injury, Steve takes him to a world where magic can heal any wound. But their happy ending swiftly becomes a nightmare when slavers attack, and Tony is captured and taken away. After months apart, they are finally reunited, but the quest to save Tony is only just beginning.

America Isn’t Chicken by @everybodyilovedies (Amuly):  After a Civil War, death, rebirth, a takeover by Osborn, brain deletion, and the fall of Asgard, Steve and Tony might just be starting to get back on solid ground with one another. Things aren’t perfect, not yet, but they can be in the same room as each other without resorting to violence, and they’ve even managed to share a smile or two.
Seems like the perfect time, then, for Tony to try and fuck it all up with a stupid game of gay chicken.Meanwhile, as if he didn’t have enough to worry about, Tony realizes some kind of supervillainous trouble is brewing when increasingly advanced armors start popping up all over Manhattan, looking strangely reminiscent of his tech. On the other side of the world, Steve gets news that Zola is on the move in Russia, with some sort of nefarious plan at work.Which will ruin them first? Will it be this unknown armored villain who is after Tony’s tech? Or will it be Zola unleashing his mysterious plan on the world? Or will Steve and Tony prove to be their own worst enemies, destroying the tentative truce they managed to forge with their own stubbornness?

The Captain and His Courtesan by @winterstar95:  A story of revolution.Captain Steve Rogers is just trying to pay off his debt to SHIELD, carting cargo from the Rim worlds to the Inner Belts in his bucket of bolts ship, the Howling Commando. He keeps a low profile and makes sure his crew is safe and happy. But the universe has a different plan for the once highly decorated Captain of the Honor Guard. The universe drops a Courtesan by the name of Tony Stark into his life. The Captain doesn’t like it, but Bucky convinces him that providing transport to the most elusive Courtesan in the Guild could be their ticket to freedom. His crew from the engineer with anger management issues to the pilot who may be a beautiful but deadly assassin wants him to take the commission. What ends up being a simple commission puts his crew in jeopardy and could change all of humanity, because the Courtesan is not really just a pretty face and the Captain of the Honor Guard can fall in love far too easily with a man of conviction - and Tony Stark is a man of conviction.

Unwritten Endings by @xtaticpearl:   Tony takes the bullet meant for Captain America at the end of their war and through his death, brings together the team again. Only, he isn’t really dead and when he comes back, the equations between the team-mates begin to alter and reform, writing a new story altogether.

Double Time by @sineala:   Cassino, Italy, December 1943. Special Agent Tony Stark, former Marvels adventurer, is sent to investigate a Cosmic Cube found by the Invaders – and it’s the perfect opportunity for him to rekindle his secret romance with Steve Rogers. But when Hydra attempts to steal the Cube, an inadvertent wish for help leads to the appearance of a Tony from the future of another world: Director Stark of SHIELD. This Tony is a man with a lot on his mind. He refuses to tell them anything about the future, but he seems to know much more than he should about Captain America. And something’s happened that’s clearly killing him inside, but he’s not talking. When Director Stark’s failed attempt to return home leads to the unexpected appearance of another visitor from his universe, all the lies come undone. Now there are two wars to fight, and the second one could ruin all of them.

The Single Biggest Problem with Communication by @blossomsinthemist:   In the wake of Steve’s return from the dead and the end of Norman Osborn’s reign of terror, the superhero community is recovering–Steve has taken on a new role and Tony is trying to put his life back together. Things are still awkward between them, but they’re determined to put things to rights. But when a discussion about their feelings leads to further misunderstandings, they discover that might be more difficult than either of them realized. Set in the early Heroic Age after the end of Dark Reign, this is a get-together story about crossed wires–and second chances.

www.stem.org by @emeraldine087:  Steve Rogers and Tony Stark live in the Avengers Tower with the rest of the team but they may as well be living in different planets for all the things they can’t seem to see eye to eye on. Steve has deep seated misconceptions about Tony, and really, Tony just thinks Steve is a dick. They may work well in the field together, but as far as their personal dealings with each other go, they don’t know jack shit about one another.STEM is an unexpected Internet phenomenon–it’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, eBay, Goodreads, Skype and Amazon all rolled into one. And all the Avengers are in it with Steve being the most recent one to join. And Steve is just starting to really get into it, too especially after meeting heir2mecha.realm who is an amazing conversationalist–witty, smart, mysterious and remarkably thoughtful, and Steve can’t help but trust him.But is Steve ready to discover the man behind the mystery? Or will his misconceptions smother what feeble fire has been ignited between two people who have more to offer each other than what they’re prepared to admit?

And, since I love nothing more than to write tons of words just to get two idiots together, may I self-rec my long fics:  Celestial Navigation, Catching Lightning in a Bottle, A Higher Form of War.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any like slowburn spirk fic recs?

Do I? Do I???

I can give you my two favorite Spirk Fics of all time. That also happen to be slowburns because I’m a whore for slowburns. 

This one is based from AOS but honestly if you think about it being TOS I don’t think it’s too difficult to consider it either. But it is….extremely good and has 25 chapters and around 174k words so it’s definitely a slowburn. Lemme just say it’s so good I started reading it one night and stayed up til 10 am the next morning to finish it in one read.

Veritas by the problematique 

The other one isn’t 174k but it’s very long, and a very slow build up, but get’s to the point. This one is heavily TOS and can’t be otherwise because it deals with the gap between the five year mission and Spock leaving to return to Vulcan. This one might not leave you satisfied (unless you love angst like me), but there is a sequel. This one I HIGHLY prefer over that though. 

Turning Point by Killa


Happy reading!  🌞

anonymous asked:

I have so many fic rec lists saved... But to heck with that, what are ur top Klance fanfics?

buckle up kids bc this is really fuckin long

ONESHOTS / COMPLETED

thread our way through a string of stars - Lance is an astrophysics student and Keith is looking for aliens. BOY HOWDY THIS IS A REALLY GOOD ONE it’s super long and slow build and really fuckin sweet

Nightmares - Lance has nightmares when he sleeps alone so he shares Keith’s bed…it’s adorable I read this one a lot hehe

you’re so sweet; will you be mine? - BAKERY AU where Lance is annoyed at the new bakery across from his and he and Keith communicate through trying to one-up each other with baked goods and they fall in love in the process. IT’S REEEALLY CUTE

Voltrain - petstore au!! pretty simple but it’s suuuper cute

how not to keep a diary - Lance’s diary entries talking abt starting college and meeting his new roommate (Keith) who he dislikes at first and then they become friiiiends (warning, this one has a bit of Keith/Shiro in it at one point if you’re not into that but it’s not too much)

pepsicola - canonverse, it’s just them slowly falling in love and it’s PERFECT I love this one a whole awful lot

I can’t help but to want - picks up right when s1 ends when everyone is seperated, Keith and Lance manage to connect their coms and their only contact for a long time is each other while they’re both stranded on different planets. it’s so cute my dudes I love it

Should I Stand Up On Fear - they’re at a beach and Keith has a big fear of deep water and Lance tries to make him so surfing with him. it’s super sweet and fun and the author is doing a sequeeeeeel I’m excite

so why don’t we fall - established relationship and Keith is nervous about hearing Lance say “I Love You” basically and it’s hecking cute…. (has a nsfw scene if you’re unchill w that)

Honey & Lemon - coffeeshop au and it’s adorable

Dewey Despicable - Lance spills coffee on someone’s (Keith’s) textbooks at the library & leaves before Keith gets back but he has to go back to the table bc he forgot something and Keith has left him an annoyed note so he writes one back and they just start leaving notes for each other bickering. it’s fuckin adorable dude

Kiss it Better - Keith is super terribly hurt in battle & nearly dies, Lance blames himself and is sad about it, but it’s all ok bc Keith lives and then they kiss and weh it’s just super cute. since Keith’s badly injured there’s description of the injury so if you’re squicked out by blood, just a warning for u. I reeeeally love this one…

take a chance - Lance makes video diaries of what goes on in the ship, then he gets captured after telling Keith he likes him and Keith didn’t get a chance to respond and Keith is upset bc Lance is gone (currently) and he still hasn’t told him and everything turns out ok in the end and it’s super cute and good

MULTI-CHAPTERED / IN-PROGRESS

And Action! - modern day au where Lance is an actor and Keith is fake dating him. Keith actually already has a boyfriend, and he’s told Lance that he’s ok with it but actually the bf has no idea UH OH… I have sooo much dread for the next chapter I think shit’s about to go down and the writing is really good and I am so invested in this fic omg

Of florists and tennis shoes - flowershop au where Lance keeps buying flowers to impress his not-yet-gf from Keith’s flowershop and they end up falling in loooooooove. The writing is super poetic and flowery and it’s so good I adore it??? In my top 3 klance fics definitely, there’s only one chap left to go and I still haven’t decided what scene to draw fanart for it I adore this fic so much <3 <3 <3

E O Mai - only 2 chaps so far but mermaid au where Keith illegally sells fish and one day ends up finding a dead (not dead) mermaid while out in his boat. long chapters and the writing is like, it rly makes you feel like you’re THERE?? like idk man it’s amazing and I’m always in the mood for mermaids so it’s perfect <3

Backhand - martial arts au!! That’s p much it but it’s so good and I love it. (this one has Keith crushing on Shiro–onesided, it’s not reciprocated–at first so if that squicks you out then maybe avoid it)

26 Kisses - this started out as a silly competition about who could sneak in more (platonic) kisses and then it turned into an Epic where the team is dying of a virus and Lance & Keith are the only ones so far who arent sick so they have to go find a cure and it gets INVOLVED, MAN. It’s really cute and fun it’s super worth reading

I bet you look good on the dance floor - dance au!! Basically everyone’s a street dancer (Lance Hunk & Pidge, and Shiro & Keith) and then Shiro gets injured and stops performing; flash forward to the future and Keith is teaching at Allura’s studio and Lance is taking lessons from him. I’m weak for dance aus and this one is really well written and good

On Thin Ice - skating au, Keith is a hockey player and the rest of the paladins + Allura are figure skaters!! and Lance teaches Keith to figure skate. Long chapters and rly good writing and just really FUN in general haha

The Lion’s Den - coffeeshop au kinda?? Everyone minus Keith works at a coffeeshop + Shiro also volunteers at a youth center, which is where he met Keith. Keith is trans and it’s abt him slowly becoming friends w the others and also trying to stop his involvement with the creepy gang called the GALRA…..OOOHH….it’s super good I love it

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For Big Thief, fragility and power come inextricably intertwined. Singer and guitarist Adrianne Lenker may let her songs sit and seethe for long stretches, but those slow builds only maximize the catharsis of the big, loud, high-volume bursts of force that follow.

Onstage at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, Texas — recorded live Wednesday as part of NPR Music’s SXSW showcase — Lenker brought a mix of new material and songs from last year’s terrific Masterpiece. 

Big Thief Whispers, Then Roars, At SXSW 2017

Pinkies Never Lie

“I just think if we’re both into it and neither of us is looking for something serious, why not?” Harry asks, eyes soft and voice sweet. He pauses and gives Louis a moment or two to answer.

There are countless reasons why Louis shouldn’t agree to this, but in the end, none of them really matter. This will end with Louis in pieces, but he’s been in love with Harry for four years. There was only ever one answer.

“Yeah,” Louis answers finally, hoping his voice sounds normal. “Why not?”

AU in which Louis hates his job and loves Harry, Harry just wants a distraction, everyone else wants them to get their shit together, and Louis learns the hard way that new beginnings are only possible when something ends.

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anonymous asked:

re: rose being drawn as large as a diamond in the mural- the diamonds being giantesses was a spoiler at that point, since in s1 we had never seen a non-fusion gem that big. so it might have been for that reason

This is an interesting quality, however…

I would argue that’s an out-of-universe explanation, not an in-universe explanation.

I talk about this sometimes, and, yeah, writers will do things sometimes for writing reasons, or because it’s a spoiler and they need to obfuscate. However, on the other side of things… good writing will also have in-universe reasons for why they do what they do. It’s a bit like setting up a magic trick- the wires and trapdoors and such are right there, but, ideally, your audience shouldn’t see them.

Furthermore, there is a reason that the writers decided to take Steven to the pyramid right then and there. Those events could’ve been placed elsewhere in the story, or they could have hid the mural from us, or simply never even placed it in the tomb at all.

It isn’t as if they went through all the boarding in Serious Steven and then went “Wait! Aah! We can’t depict the Diamonds as huge! That’s a spoiler!” and hastened to scale up Rose.

Furthermore, as I mentioned, it’s not the only time they’ve done that, as Rose’s fountain specifically features, as its centerpiece, a Diamond-sized statue of Rose.

It could mean nothing. It could be that Gems, somewhat like ancient Egyptians, connote size in images with importance, but even then it comes back to: that’s awfully respectful for Homeworld towards Rose Quartz, when they appear to revile her, suggesting she’s of comparable importance, an equal, to one of their leaders. 

Especially when in-universe they keep clamoring louder and louder that things are not adding up about Pink Diamond’s death, makes me very suspicious of that.

Especially because positively tiny details have been used as foreshadowing by Crewniverse before. Rebecca Sugar has stated that she really enjoys, and means for Steven Universe to be a show people can read into very deeply. Someone else (I don’t recall exactly who?) confirmed that the double shooting star in Garnet’s section of the first opening- something barely visible in the background for a few seconds- is a nod to her fusion status.

The one time Crewniverse has made a misleading detail- the first shard cluster seeming to shape into Centipeetle’s when bubbled and sent away- they immediately owned up to it and explained it was an animation error. These are people who are very, very conscious about their worldbuilding and minute detailed choices.

This is the same reason I cannot buy explanations that the many-armed statues in the Sea Spire aren’t depicting fusions because “the writers didn’t know how fusions worked back then”- they knew, they absolutely knew, they set rules with Garnet they followed for everyone since. We, as an audience didn’t know, but Rebecca Sugar has drawings of Sardonyx (someone who actually jokes in her first appearance that she’s kept us waiting) for a long time.

Other canons, I can potentially believe these sort of accusations- like I really doubt Tikal, someone from an ancient civilization, wasn’t surprised at Gamma, a robot, in Sonic Adventure, as a stealthy allusion to the Gizoids who wouldn’t show up until Sonic Battle. The Sonic series really does not do slow-build long-game-plan foreshadowing like that. Heck, even Adventure and Adventure 2, which were joined together pretty strongly, only contains backward references- Adventure references Sonic CD but alludes to nothing that’s coming in Adventure 2, which references Adventure but doesn’t allude to anything in Heroes, and if anything leaves a dangling plot thread in- what the hell happened to that bracelet Shadow lost that Rouge kept with her? He has both of them back again when we see him next which makes that obvious, significant scene totally irrelevant.

But Crewniverse? Crewniverse goes “Hey kids, remember the literal fourth episode of the series? We do, four seasons later, and are gonna retouch on that.”

“Remember when Sadie got a completely irrelevant scrape on her face? We’re adding a permanent scar to her character design.”

So I just… can’t buy accusations of Crewniverse failing to think through its worldbuilding.

[AO3] Ode to You

Title: Ode to You
Author: taegyungie
Pairing: Yixing/Baekhyun
Status: Complete
Length: Oneshot
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Angst, Romance, Slow Build, Unrequited Love, Famous!AU

Summary: Yixing is greatly missing his inspiration and he really loves Baekhyun’s sound.

Reasons Why You Submitted #1: I feel like nobody can BaekXing quite like taegyungie can. And this is just the same. Kind of heady, kind of dreamy. You’re gonna fall for Baek along with Yixing. You’re gonna fall for Yixing along with Baek. Beautiful. Beautiful. 

Reasons Why You Submitted #2: I’m always on the lookout for a good baekxing fic and this is just so nice??? The characters are so well written and real and Baekhyun is just. I love how Yixing and Baekhyun help each other (sometime unknowingly) and their dynamic is so sweet!

“hellboy cinematic universe?”

me: the vast majority of the mignolaverse would be really difficult to adapt due to the long, slow-build plots, and any live action movie no matter how good would lack the distinct atmosphere and beauty of the art in the comics

also me: *remembering the other movies* well we’ve already hit rock bottom so how bad could they be really

orangetheocat  asked:

Hey! I was wondering if you could recommend some longer drarry fics? Eighth year preferred, but anything really? Thank you!

Hi! I don’t read much 8th year, as I like to see our boys a little older, but these are by far my faves:

helix 92k

mental 186k

And then I will read anything by Saras_girl, (she does 8th year and after) - Foundations!Verse if you want something long, slow build and beautifully written.

Right now I’m currently being tortured by @femmequixotic‘s ‘Tales from a Special Branch’, it draws you in instantly from page one (it’s super hot!), her characters are just fun to be around and she’s up to 490k!!! Get into it if you want to die a slow long painful death… 

Forget-Me-Not-Blues

Forget-Me-Not-Blues by noangelsinthegarrison 
Rating ~ Mature
Word count ~ 68690
Sam and Jess are getting married and Dean couldn’t be any happier for them. Honestly, they’re kind of disgustingly perfect for each other and Dean’s pretty damn excited about staying with them the week before the wedding. He’s Sam’s best man, of course, and he doesn't even mind that Jess has her own best man to share in all the organisational duties. The more the merrier, right? 
Except Dean must have done something to epically piss off the universe because Jess’s best man just happens to be Castiel friggin’ Novak. He’s got even hotter since High School, but apparently no friendlier and if Cas wants to spend the week pretending like they’ve never met before? Fine. Two can play at that game. 

Here’s a little snippet of one my favourite parts of this fic - 
“Aha!” Sam pulls it out and starts giggling just at the cover, “You should have heard him, Cas! ‘Why do the kids need me to be naked, Sammy?’” He imitates in a high pitched voice that is frankly ridiculous considering the fact Dean has a lower voice than Sam, “’Why don’t the kids like sensible layers, Sammy?’”
Seriously, read this fic now.

[AO3] ₩4,500

Title: ₩4,500
Author: minijhi
Pairing: Baekhyun/Chen/Xiumin
Status: Complete
Length: Oneshot
Rating: PG
Genre: University!AU MAMA!au, slow burn

Summary: Minseok works the late night shift at a convenience store. Baekhyun and Jongdae are thieves who keep coming back.

Reasons Why You Submitted: This world is lacking some cbx fics (which the cbx fic fest will fix!!) but for now! this is my recommendation for those looking for this trio’s fics. This was a good and interesting way to adapt the MAMA powers into a different AU, and you really feel for the characters

BUCKYHALES' ~REAL WOLF~ RECLIST

Wolf!Stiles:

I’m Hunting On The Night -

Cute AU where Stiles is a werewolf and gets stuck in his wolf form long enough to be found by Derek (a hunter) and somehow becomes his friend and companion.

Wolf!Derek:

A Dying Breed That Still Believes - 

Gorgeous, slightly angsty wing!fic, in which Stiles was born with wings like is mother, that he can hide with difficulty. I love wing!fic so much, and its rare to find in the Teen Wolf fanodm!! Lots of h/c, Derek petting the wings, JUST BEAUTIFUL

A Simple Life -

AU, Derek plans to spend the rest of his life holed up in the woods after Laura dies. Then he meets a stubborn young fox, (who is adorable) and the stubborn young fox meets an urn of Deaton’s magic powder, and his plans change.

Actual Puppy Derek Hale -

AU, hunters put a collar on Derek and he becomes stuck in his wolf form for the forseeable future. And he somehow becomes Stiles’ pet dog. Adorable dog!Derek hijinks, great fun.

Coffee Housing -

Superhero AU, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA is accidentally unleashed in a series of small towns and eventually larger cities. It kills 90% of those who come into contact with it (referred to as ‘drawing the Black Queen’). However, 9% mutate into deformed creatures (known as ‘Jokers’) and the remaining 1% gain superpowers (known as ‘Aces’). A percentage of the Aces are referred to as ‘Deuces’, acquiring useless or ridiculous powers. The airborne virus eventually spreads all over the world, affecting tens of thousands. Really great, don’t let the complicated summary put you off. 

Lay Your Armour Down -

Secret Agent AU. CIA agent Stiles Stilinski is given an undercover assignment he has to share with a werewolf (enter NSA agent Derek Hale) to investigate a series of werewolf deaths in the area. Long, slow build fic with awesome badassness, great read!

Monster at the End of the Book - 

Apocalypse AU, Shifters are everywhere threatening the safety of the Beacon Hills sanctuary, and its up to Stiles and the rest of them to keep everyone safe. Magic!Stiles, pining, protective!Derek, everything I need from an apocalypse AU!!!

Red Against the Snow -

AU, Stiles car breaks down on his way to visiting his grandma, and gets stuck in a blizzard, saved only by the mysterious hot hermit man living in the woods. Also there is a wolf that Stiles wants to adopt.

The Importance of Turning Around Three Times Before Lying Down -

Fluffy cuteness, Stiles finds a dog injured by a car and takes him home. I cannot with how much I loved this fic, actual wolf!Derek is just kryptonite to me!

The Truth is Totally Our There (dibs!) -

Funny and cute AU where the human race has just found out aliens exist, and the first visitors are due to arrive when they end up crashlanding near where Stiles goes running. AKA the Hales are aliens and Derek is awful at communicating. 

The Unicorn’s Keeper -

Fluffy short AU where Stiles gets roped into being a unicorn keeper for the rest of his life, which he likes for the most part…except for the eternal celibacy rule along with the hot werewolf who frequently visits the abbey. Lovely. 

The Wolf That Heard Crying -

Angsty hurt/comfort fic with actual wolf!Derek. Derek comes back to his house only to find a human boy already their, stinking of grief and crying his heart out.

Walking Into Darkness - 

Post 3b (Allison is still alive though) snuggling hurt/comfort fic. Derek finds Stiles having a panic attack in the supermarket, and helps him out. I really loved this!

What I Did On My Summer Vacation - 

AU, Stiles comes to live with his Dad during college vacation in their new hometown Beacon Hills, where everything is extremely…weird. Like the way everyone in town knows his name the day he arrives. The way they insist the melancholic howling that echoes through the forest every night is just a dog. The way his dad denies getting a dog, even though Stiles comes home to find one sprawled across his bed, some big black thing whose eyes gleam red in the right light. The way that massive oak tree out in the woods vibrates under his touch, pulsing with sickly life. Perfect long, plotty, magic!Stiles and wolf!Derek fic, superb read!

Winter Wonderland - 

Christmas fic, Stiles is the abominable snowman (he is the most fluffy and adorable okay), Scott is a Christmas elf and Derek is the Great Wolf and everything is really fluffy and weird!

You Are The Moon -

An AU where everyone knows about werewolves, werewolves do a full-shift, and everyone thinks Derek is dead. Until a wolf follows Stiles home and takes over Stiles’ bed. Cute and a bit angsty, but really lovely.

No werewolves, just wolves (and a kitten):

*As Though The Air Protects You -

RIDICULOUSLY CUTE AU in which Deaton is still a mysterious magical vet, Kate Argent is still a criminal socipath, and Stiles isstilla crime-solving magical kitten. FLUFF FLUFF EVERYWHERE

Hail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight -

Plot twist: They are all actual wolves. I’M EVEN SATISFIED WITH WOLF CUDDLING OKAY THAT IS HOW MUCH I LOVE IT and this is super cute, lots of Derek taking care of Stiles

Feral!Derek :S

Lock All The Doors Behind You -

Derek goes missing, and Stiles is supremely unconcerned. That is, until the pack finally find their Alpha, dirty, naked and out of his mind. Angsty hurt/comfort, with feral!Derek for most of the fic. Definitely worth a read.

Make Peace With Your Demons -

When Peter poisons Derek with wolfsbane, Stiles makes a choice. He’s not going to lose. Hurt/comfort, established relationship, non con (in that Derek is forced to force Stiles after being infected by wolfsbane).

Some Kind Of Karmic-Chi Love Thing - 

Post 3A fic, where Derek Hale comes back to Beacon Hills stoned and happy. Stiles tries not to resent him for it, and mostly fails. Glorious slow build, a big misunderstanding on Stiles’ part, angst and loveliness. 

Stand Fast in Your Enchantments - 

An AU in which magic!Stiles is captured and held hostage in the same room as a feral werewolf!Derek, and they eat a lot of fast food while they try to get out. Amazingly good - this also has some really great art to go with it!! Wow people are talented…

Holiday Reading Mini-Reviews

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie (2.5/5 stars)

I absolutely loved the world, but I felt this book suffered a lot from ‘protagonist makes stupid decisions for the sake of the plot’ syndrome – which wasn’t helped by the ending. And I just *don’t like* antagonist ships (although this one does get called out for it’s asymmetrical balance of power, at least).


The Goblin Emperor by Katharine Addison (3/5 stars)

This was a long book. I’m pretty certain I could’ve read like, three books in the time it took me to get through this. I only really started caring about the characters in the last 150 pages or so, when the plot picks up, and the long slow-burn build of character development starts to have tangible results. A lot of super dense world building (accompanied by a 15 page glossary), but a super heartwarming conclusion that makes it (sort of?) worth it.


Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (4/5 stars)

This was the best book I read while away, I kept having breaks from sight-seeing just so I could keep reading. The story is about 75% adorable ‘Diana deals with the modern world’ fluff, and then 25% me gripping the pages thinking ‘Holy shit this got really intense what the fuck is happening I thought this was fluff!!’ A pretty diverse cast, and if there is still too much focus for me on how hot Diana is, at least it was equal opportunity ogling? As with all Wonder Woman content I have consumed so far, it suffered from Not Enough Themiscyra™


Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee (3.5/5)

I finished this in one sitting on the plane/bus back. The writing style took a while for me to get into (3rd person present is not a good look, and there were a lot of info dumps) but the characters and the humour were compelling enough for me to keep reading. I loved Jess/Abby’s dynamic, particularly Abby’s aggressive ‘if I write f/f smut will she realise I like girls?’ tactic. Super diverse and great fun. I’m looking very forward to the second book, as I saw a lot of potential for a great series.

anonymous asked:

Hi Phoenix! ❣️ I just wanna say the Daisy chains series is so so important to me. As a young (17) baby lesbian who's never done anything with anyone before, I really resonate with Harry's character both in the sub aspect and also the inexperienced eager to please aspect. I also love love love their dynamic and how protective an dlovely louis is. I'd love to see more in this series and in general girl direction from you as I absolutely adore you and your writing 💗💗💗

Oh honey, this made my day <3 I’m so, so, so happy this series resonates with you and that it feels important to you…honestly, I wrote it sort of self-indulgently and wasn’t sure anyone would read it or like it, so every time someone tells me what it means to them I melt a little inside. It makes me so happy. 

I will write more in this verse, and have three separate upcoming Girl!Direction fics in other universes: there’s a long, slow build Catholic School AU, a showjumper/horse girl AU, and a Ziall highchool fic whre Zayn is a loner artist and Niall is Cheer captain! 

I can’t promise they’ll be published any time soon as Im perpetually neck deep in other projects/challenges, but girl direction means a lot to me so eventually it’ll happen!!! I love you and I’m so happy you love these stories! 

Werewolf Wagon’s Top Ten Themed Fics is a monthly feature suggested by the lovely Juliana, where a list is made of the Top Ten Fics based on an specific theme previously chosen by us or suggested by a follower.

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This month’s theme? Slow Build Fics!

(you can also check Werewolf Wagon’s Slow Build tag for a list of all fics recced.)

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The Boy and the Beast by Dira Sudis (116,686 - M)

In which events in Beacon Hills go rather differently from the start, and a Beauty and the Beast (ish) story ensues. (Scott is not a teacup and no one sings about their feelings.)

Divided We Stand by KouriArashi (156,742 - M)

Derek is being pressured by his family to pick a mate, and somehow stumbles into a choice that they didn’t expect and aren’t sure they approve of….

In Case The Daylight Never Comes by plume_bob (82,279 - E)

There’s a relentless dark shape tearing through the pack and that’s only the half of it. Stiles just wants to sleep and stop being haunted by the faces of his night-time tormentors. His dad thinks he’s suffering from post-traumatic stress, Scott thinks he’s suffering the after-effects of the ritual; Stiles thinks they’re both reasonable theories, except for the part where Derek Hale is the only thing that can take his nightmares away and it seems that fact is no coincidence.

Kindred Spirits by Stoney (104,792)

Stiles is the adopted son of the Sheriff, brought to Beacon Hills to hopefully stay for good. A family, a best friend, school, Jackson as Josie Pye (because who else could he be?) and the mystery of a dark haired, green-eyed boy which leads Stiles to discovering a secret within himself.

my wings a hurricane by kellifer_fic (20,322 - T)

Stiles had been like any other kid growing up in the era of dragons. He’d watched the cartoons, the news stories, had the lunch box. When his screening at Beacon Hills High had come up negative, he’d been disappointed but unsurprised. His positive results were returned three years too late for it to be in any way convenient or cool.

Or, the one where they ride dragons.

Not As Described by Febricant (81,041 - M)

Stiles may have made a huge mistake.

Strange Lives by WitticasterCole (141,097 - E)

When half a dead woman is found in the woods outside Beacon Hills, Special Agents Stilinski and Martin return to their hometown to investigate.

Untamed by rosepetals42 (28,282 - E)

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.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation by grimm (118,749 - E)

There’s something weird about Beacon Hills that Stiles can’t quite put his finger on. The way everyone in town knows his name the day he arrives. The way they insist the melancholic howling that echoes through the forest every night is just a dog. The way his dad denies getting a dog, even though Stiles comes home to find one sprawled across his bed, some big black thing whose eyes gleam red in the right light. The way that massive oak tree out in the woods vibrates under his touch, pulsing with sickly life.

There’s something weird going on in this town, and Stiles is determined to get to the bottom of it.

When Rome’s in Ruins (We are the Lions) by Kedreeva (209,091 - E)

Humankind has turned arena battles between supernatural creatures into its largest form of entertainment. Stiles Stilinski is a well-known warden who comes to arena-fighter Derek Hale to make him an offer. 

anonymous asked:

ooo i recommend Our Twenties by citruseungkwan on ao3 for a VerKwan fic !! the chapters are really long + slow build in development and plot but i think it's worth a try !! :3c (i hope it's okay to send this recommendations for you + others!)

I’ll be checking it out, thank you!!

Contact Clan Lavellan [final chapter!]

Art by the amazing @froschkuss​! Thank you so much!

Summary: Haven changed a lot of things. The Herald became the Inquisitor, but that isn’t why Commander Cullen looks at her differently now. When Ora’s clan asks for help against bandits, he goes to their aid personally, and she begins to see him much differently, too. Each Clan Lavellan war table mission serves as a milestone in their relationship. Slow build. Long chapters.

Chapter 1: Contact Clan Lavellan
Chapter 2: Protect Clan Lavellan
Chapter 3: Break Venatori Hold on Wycome
Chapter 4: Restore Order in Wycome (pt 1)
Chapter 5: Restore Order in Wycome (pt 2)
Chapter 6: Restore Order in Wycome (pt 3)
Chapter 7: Protect Clan Lavellan & Wycome (pt 1)
Chapter 8: Protect Clan Lavellan & Wycome (pt 2)
Chapter 9: Protect Clan Lavellan & Wycome (pt 3) [end]

You can also read them on AO3 and FF.net!


Chapter 9: Protect Clan Lavellan & Wycome (pt 3)

Their reunion ended up being decidedly less dramatic and romantic than some (Cassandra) had imagined (or Varric told her) it would be. When the signal horns blew announcing the Inquisitor’s return, the commander did indeed meet her at the gates. But the two shared nothing more than a mutual salute and a few words.

Which is why, when Varric told her that he saw Commander Curly making his way up to the Inquisitor’s quarters in plainclothes much later that night, she was loath to believe him.

But, for once it seemed, Varric was telling the truth.

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