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  • Me: *talks about Fandom A for hours*
  • Other Person: Can we talk about something different?
  • Me: Ok. *starts talking about Fandom B*

Daydream, I fell asleep amid the flowers
For a couple of hours on a beautiful day 

A peaceful moment in between cases

M/M romance recs

Here’s a list of my favourites! Organised by genre, with very broad summaries. All of them have HEA, all the m/m romances are the central ones. 

Names in bold have POC protagonists, names in cursive have disabled protagonists (be it physical disability, mental illness or chronic illness). In series with multiple couples, it’s usually one or more.

Feel free to ask me about triggers for any of them!


Historical:

  • Soldier’s Scoundrel by Cat Sebastian

Disabled regency war vet aristocrat decides to hang around a self-proclaimed ex-criminal helping those who need help. Said ex-criminal tries not to be charmed, ends up catching feelings instead

  • The Lawrence Browne Affair by Cat Sebastian

Confidence artist grows a conscience and angers dangerous people, so he needs to pose as a secretary to a scientifically minded, but eccentric Lord. Really beautiful portrayal of people on autistic spectrum and anxiety.

  • The Ruin of a Rake by Cat Sebastian

Posh and straight-laced gentleman has to help a famous scoundrel aristocrat to restore his image after a raunchy novel supposedly based on his exploits gets published. Contains ridiculous amounts of adorable kittens, tasty pastries and also wonderful portrayal of chronic illnesses

  • Sins of the Cities by KJ Charles

Trilogy set in victorian London, during the horrible London Fog of 1873. Three wonderful and diverse couples (one is half-indian with dyspraxia, one is non-binary, one was born with partial arm, one is near-sighted), murder mystery, fake mediums, lost earls, intrigue! It’s so good 

  • Wanted, a Gentleman by KJ Charles

A delightful and frankly hilarious regency romp through British countryside. An unlikely couple of men need to travel to Gretna Green to save a young girl from potentially dangerous marriage. One of the protagonists is a black ex-slave merchant and the book touches upon his experiences (very respectfully!)

  • Society of Gentlemen by KJ Charles

A Society of gentlemen who like other gentlemen, centered around Lord Richard Vane and his friends and acquitances. Set during the radical uprising during the Regency, it has everything- friendships and families, sedition, intrigue, bookstores and good wine, valets being the mightiest strategists and amazing lovable radicals. This trilogy is honestly my favourite thing EVER.

  • Think of England by KJ Charles

Wounded during the Boer war, seemingly because of treason and betrayal, Archie Curtis sets off to a countryside mansion to get to the bottom of the matter. Completely unprepared for the task, he teams up with Daniel da Silva, the elegant jewish poet, who is much more capable than he seems. Absolutely delightful <333


HISTORICAL PARANORMAL

  • Whyborne and Griffin series by Jordan L. Hawk

The adventures of a shy sorcerer linguistic nerd, his detective husband, the most badass lady archeologist (the actual love of my life) and more, as they save the world from otherworldly beings bent on destroying it. Will make you cry about found families, strong and wonderful friendships and broken people finding strength in each other. Has magic, archeology, monsters, reluctant travels, lesbian warrior fishes and the best ginger cat in the world.

  • Hexworld series by Jordan L. Hawk

Turn of the century New York witch detectives and their familiars must fight to uncover a conspiracy plan to change the world. Really amazing worldbuilding, the magic system is very cool and it will make you furious about the treatment of familiars. The familiars are, generally speaking, fucking hilarious.

  • A Charm of Magpies by KJ Charles

Filthy-mouthed dominant earl falls in love with a stubborn and heroic wizard, together they create magic. A lot of people want that magic though, and it gets ugly. First KJ book I’ve ever read and I fell in love instantly. Has two more books set in the same universe with different protagonists and those are also amazing. (Rag and Bone is the one with black protagonist)

  • A Death by Silver by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold

University-era friends need to figure out their confused emotions, while investigating a murder that brings out bad memories. Very good and soft, with even a better sequel

  • Downtime by Tamara Allen

When in London for a case, FBI agent gets sent back in time to Victorian London. While there, he finds out magic is real. Decides that since he’s there anyway, might as well investigate who Jack the Ripper was. Very sweet and soft

  • Restless Spirits by Jordan L. Hawk

A medium and a scientist bent on proving said medium to be a fraud get chosen to be in a contest to prove which side is better. They end up having to team up to save lives of people around.

  • The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by KJ Charles

Journalist and writer Robert Caldwell has been a close friend and lover of ghost hunter Simon Feximal for years and has been chronicling their adventures. Now, he finally writes the true story of their life together. Warning: this book will absolutely ruin you for years to come. You will be a mess whenever you think of the book and you will enjoy every second of it.

  • Green Men by KJ Charles

Set in the world of The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal. Only few years after WW1, Britain is still recovering from the war. Having lost an entire generation of youth and most of the sorcerers the country had, those left are completely unprepared for what’s to come. Wonderful characters, the softest romance I’ve read possibly ever and beautifully melancholic. Best KJ book, in my opinion.


CONTEMPORARY

  • Shadow of the Templar by M. Chandler

FBI agent and his team are tasked with catching a famous international art thief, they end up kinda sorta accidentally adopting him instead. One of the funniest series I’ve ever read, honestly.

  • Cut&Run by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban

The incredible adventures on an unlikely pair of FBI agents go from enemies to lovers. Includes serial killers, undercover luxury yacht trips, tiger trafficking, drugs, marine buddies and one of the genuinely best character developments I’ve read. Warning, the first book is a bit shit. The rest is absolutely incredible though.

  • The General and the Horse-lord by Sarah Black

Retired ex-military lovers need to figure out what to do with their relationship, now that they’re civillians. A soft look at older gay people still figuring out their sexuality.

  • The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

Neil Josten is on the run from his mafia murderous father and gets signed up for a professional college sports team, while people are still after him. It’s a really powerful emotional journey, but contains a large amount of a very triggering content, so be safe please.

CONTEMPORARY PARANORMAL

  • THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet

FBI like team consisting of shifters and their partners must investigate conspiracy and threats against the new shifter population. Ridiculously hilarious at times, absolutely heartbreaking at other.

  • Deep Magic by Gillian St. Kevern

A story steeped in welsh folklore, with beautiful mermaid princes and knights who will save them. Shows the power stories have to change our lives. Plus it’s free so what are you waiting for?

  • Psycop series by Jordan Castillo Price

A medium detective and his partner investigate a series of supernatural crimes. People are horrible, corporations are horrible, ghosts are horrible and lbr, everything is kinda horrible, but it gets better.

  • Wriggle and Sparkle by Megan Derr

The adventures of Lynn the Kraken shifter and Anderson the unicorn shifters, their detective careers, and their life together. Honestly adorable. And when I say adorable, I mean sparkles-on-rainbow-filled-cupcake kind of adorable. Also, Lynn’s gender-presentation is fluid and it’s absolutely wonderful.


FANTASY

  • Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

Prince gets betrayed and sent as a slave to his sworn enemy, they end up working together to save their countries and fall in love. The best enemies to lovers example. Has amazing and complex politics, unreliable narrator and great worldbuilding. You’ve probably already heard of this book, but if you’re worried about triggers, please ask someone who actually read it, because there’s a lot of misinformation flying around.

  • Nightrunner series by Lynn Flewelling

The fantasy series of your dreams. There is ancient evil being revived, war is coming, everyone is bisexual and the kingdom is ruled by an ancient line of warrior queens. Everyone is wonderful and charming, characters are complex and the story will make you laugh and cry.

  • The God Eaters by Jesse Hajicek

Western-style world, where gods are reborn as humans, and one of them tried to control the whole world. It doesn’t go exactly as he planned.

  • Lord of the White Hell by Ginn Hale

Teenage genius inventor gets accepted to a prestigious boarding school in enemy territory. His room-mate might be demon-possesed and there’s some evil magic lurking around.

  • Champion of the Scarlet Wolf by Ginn Hale

Somewhat sequel to Lord of the White Hell. Disgraced noble travels to a faraway country, where he saves an injured dog. Turns out the dog isn’t just a dog, magic is everywhere around them and there’s a witch war coming.

  • Fairytales Slashed vol. 1 by Megan Derr

A collection of gay fairy tales. All kinds of stories with all kinds of characters (my favourite one is the one with the jester <333)

  • Dance with the Devil by Megan Derr

Adventures of half-ghost detective, his demon husband, imp partner, witch colleague and a vampire. Really cute and intriguing, with mysteries and conspiracies.

  • Dance in the Dark by Megan Derr

Set in the same universe as Dance with the Devil (there’s an entire series). Human son of a dracula becomes a detective, moves out to the city to help others, and gains a lover who only visits him in the dark.

  • The Rapier Brothers by Megan Derr

A collection of short stories centered around swordsmen. Three different couples, three really cute stories. Love it.

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I made nerd posters for Sims 4! None of the pictures I have used are mine, all I did was take them and make posters out of them. I did not make any money off of them.

If you have suggestions for which series you would like to see in the next set of nerd posters/panting please let me know! i am running out of ideas!!

get here—-> https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B8czipiWEh36Y0N5MUctMk1lVXM


part 1 — https://cruciomee.tumblr.com/post/160162157066/i-made-nerd-posters-for-sims-4-none-of-the

part 2 — https://cruciomee.tumblr.com/post/160706149356/i-made-nerd-posters-for-sims-4-none-of-the

panting — https://cruciomee.tumblr.com/post/162054142751/i-made-nerd-paintings-for-sims-4-none-of-the

Uni work is making me depressed so I want to talk about one of my favourite Rowdy 3 scenes (I have to say one of them because let’s be honest all of their scenes are my favourite but this one is possibly my top scene tied with the shopping one). So I want to talk about the scene where Friedkin threatens Amanda and all the Rowdies lose it because to them threatening a girl, particularly a girl who has nothing to do with Blackwing, is just beyond wrong. And also by this point I think they’ve pretty much already decided that Amanda is one of them and you don’t fuck with one of them unless you want to deal with all of them.

Anyways, all of them immediately become ready to fight when he grabs Amanda, but not in their usual way, they become almost still, watching and waiting, doing nothing to provoke Friedkin so that he won’t hurt Amanda. And I love this because it’s so different from how they usually are full of movement with no regard for safety but with Amanda they are all immediately cautious. And while I love all of this and I love them as a whole my favourite reaction is Martin. Martin who was standing head to head with Riggins without a weapon is suddenly holding a bat and is on the defensive. Friedkin yells ‘Drop your weapons’ but Martin does the complete opposite and in the blink of an eyes is ready to protect Amanda no matter what. I love how disgusted he is that they would threaten her (all of the Rowdies are - they immediately start to threaten Friedkin and you know that he is now on their top list of people they want to stomp into the ground) and you can see that any semblance of respect he may of had for Riggins has just disappeared completely. But I love that in all of that he seeks to reassure Amanda and tell her that she will be ok but not only will she be ok but that they will see her again. What he’s basically saying is that they don’t blame her for the situation and that they will continue to protect her. And I think that’s beautiful. And while that is such a gorgeous Martin / Amanda moment it’s not even why it’s my favourite scene.

No the reason it is my favourite scene is because before the scene starts you know that Riggins is AFRAID of the Rowdy 3. That he would have preferred to come up against them with at least 10 men for each one of them. So we KNOW that the Rowdies could totally take them out. That they could completely destroy them if they wanted to. But instead Martin and the Rowdies retreat. They do this because they want to protect Amanda. They want to make sure that she won’t get hurt and they don’t want her to be scared. But more than that they don’t want to get her more involved. At this point she’s only just met them but if they were to engage with Friedkin and Riggins she would be in the middle of it. Of a fight that could scare or hurt her or even trigger one of her episodes and they don’t want that. But mostly they want to give her the choice to join them, to be one of them. Because if they fought she would be a part of it whether she liked it or not and they just wouldn’t do that to her,

FOLLOW FOREVER + DRAWING

Today is my birthday and i wanted to do something different!

First of all, I wanna thank you guys for following me and even if you’re tired of my gay ass you stay around and everyday i get closer o my 2K goal, so thank you very mcuh. Second of all, I haven’t been active and a good nice blog on the past days/week (i’ve been studying), sooooo to make up to that, I chose today (a very special day) to do a special thingy for you guys.

Drawing!! 

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- send me what you love most about alex danvers
- I’ll draw a picture based on your URL (and maybe add something you want-say on the ask-)

Follow Forever!! Everyone I follow are very special and have the most amazing blogs, so let’s show them to the world right?

First I wanna thank the greatest ones around here: 

My amazing friends from @alexdanversnetwork :

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And my faves:

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