need to spellcheck!!!!

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I know I’ve been basically radio-silent about the Thaumatale folks, but that’s because I’ve just been kinda quietly figuring out what the original fiction version of Gifts of the Magi will be like!

Monsters will still exist, although in a different form, as they’re strange creatures whose bodies are covered with an odd form of runic markings called “Script’ that were sealed away in the Tower long, long ago. 

Crane is practically unchanged, but the monster she ends up befriending is an extravagant, hopeful author named Thistle. Despite loving the idea of “writing the classiest manuscript known to mankind!”, Thistle has absolutely zero taste and also has, at best, a cursory understanding of human writing. He’s also got very little experience with the real world, making his plots incoherent and unbelievable, and his prose is… heartfelt, but thoroughly unpolished and in dire need of a thorough spellcheck. Basically, he’s That Dude in your Creative Writing Class with more enthusiasm than good sense, but at least he’s having fun, right?

Thistle can’t decide what his aesthetic is, so he often oscillates between everything he’s interested in. He thinks dresses are very pretty, and both loves dressing up and trying to get Crane to dress up - but his expansive wardrobe is a total mish-mash of colors and styles.  In keeping with his eclectic tastes, he can’t even decide what genre he wants to write, and the ideas he produces often are bizarre mash-ups of the latest things he’s read.

Still. He’s not totally clueless. He’s actually got quite a bit of latent talent, and he’s got a surprisingly keen reading on people. One thing that shines in his work are his characters, and he’s truly a man that loves people. While not being self-aware enough to capitalize on his strengths, his experiences with Crane start shifting his world view, and help him realize that at the heart of every story, there must be love.

How else can a writer deal with the heartbreak of writing without it?

The thing about Rhysha:

I’m kinda super bummed to go through the tags right now because there is so much hate for all the Rhys and Sasha moments we got in episode three. I want to take four seconds to talk about why I don’t ship them but I freaking loved their relationship this episode. Beware, spoilers and character development below! Also, beware, this is long. I have a lot of thoughts.

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I’ve recently seen another post about writers being frustrated by entitled readers.  I get that frustration, but the posts then tend to veer off into things like “I don’t even need to spellcheck because writers don’t owe people anything!”  (Usually this rant seems to come about after someone pointed out some typos.)  And, I mean, technically that’s true.

But maybe consider this.

You go over to a friend’s house to hang out and at one point they offer to make you a BLT sandwich.  Well OF COURSE you want a BLT.  There’s no question.  So you wait while your friend spends their time cooking up bacon and making you something that costs you nothing.  The only problem is that when they give it to you, the bacon is sort of raw and the lettuce is kinda brown and the bread isn’t toasted.  Also they put horseradish on it.

Now this is a completely free sandwich that your friend (who is not a professional sandwich maker) spent their time making, and they are eagerly awaiting your kudos.  But yet.  So you give them a small thanks while wondering if it would kill the dog to eat it, and swearing off future friend sandwiches.  And this would be such an easy thing to fix if the friend was willing to take the smallest bit of help.  We’re not even talking about changing the BLT to something else, or arguing if pork bacon is the One True Bacon, just basic structural things.

To sum up, please at least use spellcheck and maybe even grammar check. (Grammar check is a bit more iffy but can at least point out basic flaws.)  If you’re feeling more adventurous, get yourself a good beta (you won’t be disappointed.)  Because if you don’t have some pride in your own work, how can you expect anyone else to enjoy it?

I just got the free Grammarly tool and-

OH, MY GOSH. MY GRAMMAR HAS NEVER LOOKED BETTER.

(I’m gonna be using this on my upcoming stories…)

It’s honestly my greatest weakness though >x< I hate editing… But I’m taking a class on it and so I want to try and do better with future works. (I have some chapters I’ll hopefully be starting soon.)

Constant question:

(I HAVE TOO MANYYYY)

(I failed so hard at this, but I’m getting better!)

(truth)

And when I like a bad grammar moment in my text-

Seriously, this thing is amazing. It’s free so go get it!!!

Literally, every writer needs this! Better than spellcheck cause it does more! And I’d rather have a robot do it then figure it out all by myself you know? You can learn a lot! Thanks, Grammarly!

Stupid Class

Hate this class.
Bored as hell.
I want to leave.
Who needs grammar?
We have spellcheck.

Have a huge headache,
from your constant,
talking, no one wants,
to hear this crap.
Need Tylenol or Advil.

Want my music,
to drown you out.
And sleep, oh how,
I wish to sleep.
And not be here.

Here in this class.
I feel so alone.
Get so annoyed at,
the repetition of,
everything you say.

I hate English.


- C.D. Gray

a story

i have written another thing. its gay and im posting it bc a frien needs to spellcheck it before i give it to another frien for her birthday :3. its about my gay oc, who is a detective, and his first date with his husband, but its actually from the husband’s perspective this time. some things might seem a little strange, bc my friend already knows those things. @worm-in-a-book YOU’RE UP. @bagelbarnes you’re also invited if you want to thank you.

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anonymous asked:

Hey I saw your list on solangelo fanfics and mind sharing with me more ? I ABSOLUTELY LOVE COBALT BLUE LIKE I CANT EVEN MY FEELS AND OMG I NEED MORE FANFICS so like can u share more thanks in advance !! 💕

Sure thing! I actually left out a few fanfictions in the first one, which really pissed me off when I noticed. Fortunately, I’m able to include them in the list!

ALSO COBALT BLUE SWEET JESUS CHAPTER 11 SLAYED ME BC OF THE CUTE COUPLE THING WILL DID NEAR THE END WITH NICO I WAS SCREAMING

Be prepared for another long list, you guys! I’ll also be self-advertising two of my Solangelo one-shots here. I’m gonna write more! The Furby one-shot (please don’t ask) is finished, and I’m gonna work on “A Common Memory” and “Don’t Slam Dunk the Child” next, along with chapters of “How Not to Get Your OTP Together.”

JUST ANOTHER DAY (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10759825/1/Just-Another-Day) by RavynAshes2 (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/2681964/RayvnAshes2)

SUMMARY: Basically one-shots and drabbles. Not all of them are Solangelo-centered, although most are. This story is written by another one of my fans! I actually asked her to write her own version of the first chapter of my fic “How Not to Get Your OTP Together” and it was great! ALSO WILL PROPOSES TO NICO IN ONE CHAPTER I CANT REMEMBER WHICH ONE BUT I DIED WHEN I READ IT

BABY, YOU’RE SO CLASSIC (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10752734/1/Baby-You-re-so-Classic) by Kung Fu Coffee (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4088980/Kung-Fu-Coffee)

SUMMARY: Will serenades Nico with this amazing song. I downloaded the song and now whenever I hear it I think of this fic and this couple agh.

STAY WITH ME (SOLANGELO) (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10880918/1/Stay-With-Me-Solangelo) by Kung Fu Coffee (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4088980/Kung-Fu-Coffee)

SUMMARY: I requested this one! And you should read it BECAUSE WILL FRICKING PROPOSES TO NICO AND ITS LIKE INSANELY SWEET AND ADORABLE I DIED A THOUSAND DEATHS

UNDERNEATH THE MISTLETOE (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10862119/1/Underneath-the-Mistletoe) by TailsDoll13 (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4390163/TailsDoll13?a=s)

SUMMARY: Helloooooo, self-advertising! So it’s basically Will and Nico getting trapped under the mistletoe. My favorite part was Jason on the phone though, it’s ridiculously canon.

NICO-SEXUAL (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10864915/1/Nico-Sexual) by TailsDoll13 (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4390163/TailsDoll13?a=s)

SUMMARY: One more self-advertisement okay. It’s less than 1k words, so don’t worry, be happy! Basically Will flirts with Nico early in the morning bc he’s tired as balls and Nico wants to punch him and kiss him.

I THINK IT’S ABOUT TIME YOU HAD SOME LIGHT (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10926308/1/I-Think-It-s-About-Time-You-Had-Some-Light) by GimmeSomeSolace (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/6348595/GimmeSomeSolace)

SUMMARY: Proof that Will and Nico are the gayest things ever. Also Will taking no shit from Nico simultaneously pleases me and hurts me.

ACCEPTANCE (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10928523/1/Acceptance) by HPOwlLover24 (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4374834/HPOwlLover24)

SUMMARY: Will’s helping Nico out with redecorating his cabin, and things get rather heated.

LOVE BUDDING IN THE SHADOWS (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10758967/1/Love-Budding-in-the-Shadows) by Ketchupwings (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4959200/Ketchupwings)

SUMMARY: Will and Nico slowly become increasingly gay for each other, and I actually have to catch up on this one wow where did I leave off on lol. Although be careful with Chapter 7, because people are dicks in it.

A TAIL OF STOCKHOLM SYNDROME (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10866160/1/A-Tail-of-Stockholme-Syndrome) by moonshroom420 (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4315430/moonshroom420)

SUMMARY: Will is a pirate who kidnaps Nico AND NICO IS A FUCKING MERMAID AND NOT ONLY THAT HE IS A HOT ONE LIKE SHAKE THAT TAIL FIN BUOY MMMMM

GOOD MORNING, NICO DEAREST (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10907192/1/Good-Morning-Nico-Dearest) by previously-8 (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4002804/previously-8)

SUMMARY: Not necessarily entirely Solangelo, but still funny. You’ve seen that post going around about how Nico would react to his friends waking him up in the morning (The one where he’s like “fuck you” to everyone and “fuck me” to Will)? Somebody wrote it.

BLACKEST DAY, BRIGHTEST NIGHT (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10906774/1/Blackest-Day-Brightest-Night) by The Hitchhiking Ghost (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/3532537/The-Hitchhiking-Ghost)

SUMMARY: Will and Nico were kidnapped, and somebody’s gotta save them. My OC is in this actually! Her name’s Shannon, she’s a dear.

TAMAKI AND HARUHI (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10904544/1/Tamaki-and-Haruhi) by mlmockingjay (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/3933777/mlmockingjay)

SUMMARY: Will turns Nico into an weaboo like there is no other way that I can put this.

ICE SKATING (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10903006/1/Ice-Skating) by HPnarnia1 (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4454575/HPnarnia1)

SUMMARY: Will fucking sucks at ice skating and Nico regrets everything.

SUN ANGEL (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10880846/1/Sun-Angel) by Lilac Demetrius (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4931015/Lilac-Demetrius)

SUMMARY: Will finds out that his mother’s getting married, and drags some of his friends down with him to the wedding. The problem? His mother is one of those deeply Southern Christian ladies, and she doesn’t know about Will and Nico. Trigger warning for racial slurs. Also there’s lesbians at some point woo.

100 PROMPTS (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10786949/1/100-Prompts) by IAmLordVoldemort2 (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4657195/IAmLordVoldemort2)

SUMMARY: This person was brave enough to undertake a hundred-word challenge for Solangelo. Applause them.

SOLANGELO KISSES (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10889957/1/Solangelo-Kisses) by Solangelo Love XOXO (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4156771/Solangelo-Love-XOXO)

SUMMARY: Nico and Will kissing a lot basically. The tackle/kiss Nico gave Will is my fav. Also Jason at the end I died.

SORRY, SIR, THAT’S MY SEAT (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10885953/1/Sorry-sir-that-s-my-seat) by Nina-osp (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/1660934/Nina-osp)

SUMMARY: Mortal AU. Nico’s on a plane, and he grabbed the wrong seat. Fortunately, Will doesn’t mind.

MIDNIGHT DOESNT LAST FOREVER (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10752021/1/Midnight-Doesn-t-Last-Forever) by ghostyStarr

SUMMARY: Please bury me with this fic. I mean Chapter 7 I just “GET BACK HERE SO I CAN GIVE YOU A HUG” “NO DONT TOUCH ME” like that’s it that’s their relationship. Also the welcome banner killed me (“WHAT’S UP, DOC?”)

LIGHT ON THE DARK SIDE (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10864420/1/Light-On-the-Dark-Side) by phoneix1029384756 (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/6316617/phoenix1029384756) I had to type out the username sobs

SUMMARY: Seeing how the title reminds me of Star Wars, I’m gonna say this: The gay is strong with this one.

KISS IT ALL BETTER (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10874555/1/kiss-it-all-better) by ClumsyMustache (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/3893699/ClumsyMustache) I love that username amg

SUMMARY: This time around, Will’s the one getting hurt, and Nico’s gotta help him. Also Nico taking things a bit too literally empowers me.

MOVIE NIGHT (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10840779/1/Movie-Night) by marauders4u (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/4236534/marauders4u)

SUMMARY: Jason insists that it’s a double date to the movies. Nico doesn’t think so. But Will seems to agree with Jason.

FLOWERS (https://m.fanfiction.net/s/10874113/1/Flowers) by Alina'sBae (https://m.fanfiction.net/u/6320941/)

SUMMARY: Nico works in a tat shop, while Will works with the flowers next door. Everyone ships them. Everyone.

*heavy breathing* Okay that’s like as many as I can dig up that I really recommend from page 4 to page 7. There’s more that I didn’t put in either list, mostly because it’s good but there’s loads of OOC or they need spellcheck or something. Or if because it’s not done yet.

If people want more I might try going to page 11 of my favorite stories list. Also I should start getting paid for this I basically waste over an hour of my life every single time I do these lol

~Mar

i wont spam y’all with pokemon go stuff but anyway

look at my tiny child