my autumn heart

my favorite fics [29/?]

Black with Autumn Rain by @whimsicule; 93k, read on ao3

Summary: “Thank you,” Geoff says, taking a sip of his tea. “What did you tell him?”

Louis has a sip as well, lets the tea burn down his throat too quickly, too hot, and he feels it all the way down to his stomach. “The truth. Essentially,” he replies after a moment, licking his lips, relishing the slightly bitter taste of the brew that’s never quite strong enough for Louis’ liking. At least it’s not decaf. “That my dog scented it. That I didn’t touch the body. That I came here first thing.”

Geoff nods pensively. “Did he believe you?”

“Probably not. There’s only so many people who can drown on dry land before it gets fishy.”

or: Harry is a journalist, Louis has lots of secrets and the moors aren’t exactly the ideal place to rekindle a lost romance.

Sleeping Fires

The missing scene between Helion and Lucien. (contains spoilers for ACOWAR)
Rating: T
Words: 5k+

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I miss autumn.

I miss the colours and leaves. I miss the scent of pumpkin and cinnamon. I miss the dark grey skies. I miss the cosy nights when everything is dark outside but lit up warm and cosy inside. I miss the smell of the air and the frosted grass in the mornings. I miss the feeling of clarity and crispness.

I miss autumn. Summer is great right now but autumn has my heart.

Monthly Reads | January 2017
❤ THANK YOU TO ALL WRITERS FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND SHARING YOUR STORIES! ❤

Special mention⭐ & Top 5 + 16 more stories under the cut:

⭐ 2017 HL Prompt Challenge ⭐

“A small group of us came together to do a prompt challenge with fast deadlines to have some fun and see what we can do, and this is the result. Hope you enjoy!”
Authors: taggiecb, afirethatcannotdie, QuickedWeen, waytoomanypeopleintheaddisonlee, Awriterwrites, allwaswell16, LadyLondonderry, lululawrence
Prompts so far: Foundation, Bloodsucker, Hinge, Scream (revealed today)

Where Your Heart Is

by anhcor & tvshows_addict | College AU | hate to love | slow burn | 154k

Louis is ready for his brand new adventure. So what if he suffers from a genetic condition that prevents him from being touched? College is going to be awesome. It has to. Karma kind of owes him right now. Forget about his overprotective mother, or Liam– his entirely too chipper step brother– or his mess of a roommate. Forget about the gloves he has to wear at all times. He’s here to expand his knowledge, write and drown himself in books – No matter how distracting ‘Hallway Boy’ may be– The obnoxious, flirty frat wannabe determined to become the bane of Louis’ existence.
Or, a college AU set in San Francisco where two lost boys who seemingly have nothing in common find inspiration, each other, and themselves in the process.

Black With Autumn Rain

by whimsicule | thriller | crime | magical realism | 93k

“Thank you,” Geoff says, taking a sip of his tea. “What did you tell him?”
Louis has a sip as well, lets the tea burn down his throat too quickly, too hot, and he feels it all the way down to his stomach. “The truth. Essentially,” he replies after a moment, licking his lips, relishing the slightly bitter taste of the brew that’s never quite strong enough for Louis’ liking. At least it’s not decaf. “That my dog scented it. That I didn’t touch the body. That I came here first thing.”
Geoff nods pensively. “Did he believe you?”
“Probably not. There’s only so many people who can drown on dry land before it gets fishy.”

or: Harry is a journalist, Louis has lots of secrets and the moors aren’t exactly the ideal place to rekindle a lost romance.

Hold My Heart

by Awriterwrites & phdmama  for H/L Exchange 2016 | famous/non famous | Mile High Club | Actor!Louis | Doctor!Harry | 14k

“Excuse me, mate, I’m the window seat here.” The voice was soft, apologetic, and accented in something a bit unfamiliar — northern England, maybe, Harry thought.
“Oh,” Harry jumped to his feet and moved aside, “I’m sorry, I didn’t see you standing there.”
The other man laughed as he swung a bag into the overhead compartment and slid into the seat. “You were well caught up in that book, mate. What are you reading?”
Harry paused, wondering how to explain the fact that he was reading an epic and x-rated romance that was the story of a relationship between a prince and the man he’d enslaved. “Oh, you know, just some fiction my sister recommended.” He turned to look at the man and froze.
Sitting next to him was Louis Tomlinson.
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Or, the one where famous Louis Tomlinson offers his hand and a lot more to his seat mate on a transatlantic flight.

What do you mean he’s coming?

by MediaWhore for HL Famous/Not Famous Fic Exchange | Childhood friends | famous/non famous | actor!louis | photographer!louis | 15k

When Harry accepted to be his sister’s Maid of Honour, despite how non-traditional of a choice he was, he didn’t think writing a speech for the wedding reception would be this hard. Now, not only does he have less than two weeks left to find something moving and inspirational to say, but Gemma just confided in him that her old childhood best friend is going to be in attendance. The one who moved to LA and they haven’t seen in fifteen years because he was too busy becoming an Academy Awards winner. But hey, no pressure. It’s just Louis Fucking Tomlinson.

Harry is screwed.

Singing to tiny dancer

by BriaMaria | Famous/Non famous | Actor!Louis | 22k

“Yes!” Harry punched a fist into the air. He laughed at the confusion that wrinkled the little space between Louis’ brows.
“What?”
“You’re flirting with me,” Harry smiled, letting his dimples pop.
Louis’ face went blank for two seconds and then he rolled his eyes, one side of his mouth lifting. “Am not.”
“You soooo are,” Harry sang out, poking him in the shoulder. “You like me.”
“I was simply showing you how to actually bring… what did you call it? Your A-game.”
Harry adopted a patronizing expression, sure it would piss him off. “And you did great. Really.“
“Oi, fuck off,” Louis said, but he was actually laughing now. Outright. It was gorgeous and Harry wanted to live in this moment forever. It was the very best one he’d experienced. He wanted to always remember the image of Louis’ crinkled eyes, the sound of his breathy giggles, the smell of citrus that radiated off him as he swayed in his amusement. And Louis didn’t even know his name.

Or … When everything gets to be a bit too much for A-list actor Louis Tomlinson, he runs back to the town he had never really called home and the boy who was the only one he did.

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‘’ Malfoy’s preferred means to cracking the morning blues was usually coffee. A means that was made hard to access due to the attention-needy coffee maker that he still refused to pet.

Harry, who had come in about ten minutes ago, was now snoozing on the couch. Malfoy had barely had time to greet him; he was preoccupied with trying to glare the coffee machine into submission.

Harry was starting to fall into a deep sleep when the sound of agitated tapping came from the kitchenette. He lazily opened his left eye only to see Malfoy furiously pressing the ‘Make Me Coffee’ button to no avail.

‘’Just bloody pet it already,’’ Harry grumbled. There was no reaction to his words. Malfoy probably didn’t even hear him over the noise he was making.

The tapping stopped and Malfoy straightened. He was now standing stock still, arms crossed and eyes narrowed glaring down at the machine.

‘’No.’’

Malfoy’s eyes narrowed some more.

‘’I said no.’’

His mouth tightened.

‘’Stop it.’’

Harry didn’t know exactly what the coffee maker should stop doing as it was just lying there like any other inanimate object.

‘’I shall not yield.’’

The blond head lifted mutinously.

Harry knew it was only a matter of seconds before Malfoy cracked. Chin up, shoulders square, he kept glancing undecidedly between the empty coffee cup and the rebellious coffee maker. A true battle of wills. Who will win; coffee or ego?

‘’Ugh.’’

Malfoy’s hands shot up in defeat.

‘’FINE!’’

‘’Fucking fine.’’ He extended his arm towards the machine, all the while glowering at it, and reluctantly caressed its plastic clad frame. ’’

- Excerpt taken from my ficlet Heart Issues of the Non-Medical Sort. I hope this works as a stand alone drabble as well. I just really wanted to share this part on Tumblr, because we’re all suckers for animated Muggle appliances on here.

anonymous asked:

Do you know of any websites or books that are good for people who aren't native but just want to learn about the different native American tribes and their history and culture?

I can only recommend what I was shown as a child, which is mostly based around the Iroquois but there are several others thrown in, cause this is a very VERY broad question. 

The Education of Little Tree (book) (movie)

Smoke Signals (movie) (It has Slingshot from Suicide Squad and the speaking voice of Pocahontas from Disney’s version)

The Lone Ranger And Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven (book) (This is the book Smoke Signals is based on)

Song of Hiawatha (movie) (“Ma what was that movie you made me watch as a kid?” “Which one” “The one about the Iroquois.” “WHICH ONE” “THE ONE WITH THE JOKE ABOUT THE TURTLE CLAN” “WHICH ONE?!?!?!?”)

The New World (movie) (Basically Pocahontas without the Disney filters.)

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (movie)

Powwow Highway (movie)

There is one movie I couldn’t find, however I was able to find clips of it on Youtube and it’s a VHS tape about Hopi Prophecies and this was the only clip I could find online. Please let me know if you can find the whole collection of this very rare piece of film (Youtube).

The Last of the Mohicans (movie

Dances With Wolves (movie) (Ma made me put these two down I didn’t want to as they are pretty standard, but she said the plus to watching Dances is seeing Kevin Costner’s ass).

For movies I would advise being very cautious, same with books. I always look into who made them and who the actors are, sadly because we have had enough frauds in our community passing off lies. Movies like Cheyenne Autumn or anything made in the “Golden Era” of Hollywood, especially the Westerns, I would highly advise you stay away from. Not only did they perpetuate lies but most of the “natives” are just people doing redface. 

For articles, I have to suggest Jamie K. Oxendine. He’s a family friend and a hell of an M.C. for powwows. Not only have I read quite a few of his articles, I’ve also been able to use him for my A.P. U.S. History course and other scholarly work. He also runs a foundation based on educating people about natives. 

And the best tip I can give you for learning our culture however is to go to Powwows, however I understand that not everyone is in America which is why I included movies and books I grew up with. The best education I ever received on my culture is through powwows and is what a lot of stuff that I say is often unsourced as it is carried on through oral tradition. Here is a link for powwow calendars. Here and here are tips and basic etiquette rules for said powwows. 

NYA:WEH

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YOU ASK I SHOW YOU NOW PREPARE FOR SOME LONG ASS EXPLANATIONS

First child (adopted): Sunny Flare, element of fashion. First off, the moment I came up with her name, I didn’t remember the canon character Sunny Flare existed. I’m keeping the name because sorry but it fits my OC better. So yeah Rares and AJ adopted Sunny as a baby and raised her pretty well. She’s kinda sassy but very mature and hard-working. She helps both at the farm and the boutique and equally loves her parents and all of her little siblings.

Second child (biologic): Ginger Gold, element of sass. By the time AJ and Rares could adopt Sunny, Rares was already pregnant with Ginger, so she isn’t a lot younger than Sunny. Ginger is pretty much like Sunny, but less nice. She grows up to be kinda the bussiness mare in the family, and quite ambitious, like mum Rares. Ginger used to look up at Sunny a lot, they were like bbf. Momma, mum, Sunny and her, the perfect family, until the third child arrived, since then, Ginger started to feel like she was getting less love, and all her parents’s pride, was only directed at the new kid and the big sis. Ginger became but just a shadow of her sisters, and that made her grow kinda colder with Sunny and Autumn. Sunny feels bad because she doesn’t know what happened, or if she did something bad.

Third child (adopted) Autumn Glory, element of bites. AJ and Rares adopted Autumn as a little, kinda problematic filly who came from a not very good family. At first, she wasn’t really eager to be a part or another, stupid family, but Applejack and Rarity’s love, sympathy and effort gained Autumn’s trust and love. She’s still very unfriendly, rude and moody with almost everyone, but it’s pure facade and her family knows it and understand it. Autumn is deeply grateful of the family she has, despite she won’t openly admit it. Her and Ginger butt head like all the time.

Fourth child (biologic) Rough Diamond, element of fluff. He was born a little after Autumn’s arrival, so he grew up under her protection. Rough and Autumn have a pretty strong relationship, and as Sunny and Ginger were a duo of besties, so they are. Rough is very sweet boy, the sweetest by so far. He’s playful, curious, sensitive and kinda oblivious, sometimes. He adores to play with his sisters and help her mothers with their work, even if he’s not always useful, they appreciate a lot his efforts.

Fifth child, Gold Heart, element of generosity and sixth child, Silver Soul, element of honesty. (Both biologic) Twins, and just born by a few seconds of difference. Gold and Silver were first Rarity and Applejack’s “oops”. That’s what happens when you go in a wild party with tons of alcohol and Discord. Applejack gave birth to them, nice job out there Rares. But it was a kinda happy “oops”. Gold and Silver brought a lot of fun and trouble to the whole family, they’re like the dinamic duo who’s always planning something. Gold is the friendly and sweet one, but a dangerous prankster and liar too. So don’t let that innocent smile trick you, she’s probably up to something… Silver is kinda harsh and a little too honest for her own good. She doesn’t always measure her words so she can come off as rude when you first meet her. She’s more serious  and the voice of reason, but she always end up being dragged by her sister into her crazy plans.

Seventh and last child, Jackeline Junior aka J.J., element of dorkism. Given birth by AJ. She’s absolutely the most spoiled one of all the kids, but that’s what occurs when you happen to be the last cute child of a very, very big family, everyone just loves you! JJ is energetic, playful and always running around. She’s incredibly smart for her age, and would easily fool you to give her some sweets or gifts, she knows how to get what she wants~ but means no bad at the end. She likes jokes too and is usually dragged by Gold and Silver into their plans.

I didn’t have time to think of better bios and personalities for them, so that’s all  can write ^^”

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Torch Songs For Cold Nights: A Spotify Playlist

  1. Nat ‘King’ Cole - “Nature Boy” from Untamed Heart (1993)
  2. Nana Mouskouri - “That’s My Desire” from Beautiful Lies (2010)
  3. Billie Holiday - “Willow Weep For Me” from Eva (1962)
  4. Julie London - “Cry Me a River” from V for Vendetta (2006)
  5. Johnny Hartman - “Easy Living” from The Bridges of Madison County (1995) 
  6. Charles Aznavour - “Emmenez-moi” from C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
  7. Astrud Gilberto - “Once I Loved” from Juno (2007)
  8. Scott Walker - “When Joanna Loved Me” from The Box (2009)
  9. Sarah Vaughan - “Blues Serenade” from The Confessional (1995)
  10. Jackie Paris - “Skylark” from ‘Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris (2009)
  11. Edith Piaf - “La Foule” from My Summer of Love (2004)
  12. Madeleine Peyroux - “Between the Bars” from from Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball (2010)
  13. Chet Baker - “Always Look for the Silver Lining” from L.A. Confidential (1997)
  14. Jo Stafford - “Haunted Heart” from The End of the Affair (1999)
  15. Little Jimmy Scott - “Sycamore Trees” from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
  16. Amália Rodrigues - “Estranha Forma de Vida” from Two Lovers (2008)
  17. Cat Power - “I Found a Reason” from The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002)
  18. Nina Simone - “Wild is the Wind” from Home (2008)
  19. Frank Sinatra - “One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)” from What Love I (2007) 
  20. Peggy Lee - “Is That All There Is?” from After Hours (1985)

Listen to this Spotify Playlist & more curated by Rotten Tomatoes here

i may come back and colour and/or paint this at one stage but u know i like the kinda storybook look to it

here. have some sweet damian lookin after sleepy baby mic. runnin a new organisation is tough. let him sleep