okay the rest of the stuff is going on queue lol

anonymous asked:

Sorry if this has been asked before, but is writers block ever a problem for you? I have admired how prolific you are, and appreciate how you've discussed the negative aspects of writing too much. But what about when you've been staring at a blank document for what feels like years? Tell me there's a magical cure!

It is a problem for me, though I often don’t call it writer’s block (though sometimes I do, I’m fickle).

I’ve written about it in the past. This is probably the best post I’ve written about it. :D

Okay, but also yes, YES writer’s block is a problem for me. See:

- Taking two years to get started on The Ice Plague. Definitely insecurity related writer’s block.

- Taking a billion years to publish a book. See an absolute fear of failure.

- Me using the old technique of ‘I’m writing therefore you can’t see what I have writer’s block with’ (i.e. trading original works for fanfiction because it’s less pressure).

I can generally get words down. Most of the time. I’ve also had a solid writer’s block of years in the past - like literally years - where I wrote nothing. Nothing at all. But…I trained myself as a visual artist to work even when I didn’t feel like working, and as a result, I can also write when I don’t feel like writing. It’s a work ethic thing, and it means my job isn’t always fun (like all jobs), though I do think inspiration likes a willing partner, and is more likely to come if I just start and try something, than if I wait for inspiration to lead the dance.

So I’m very fortunate, because I know writers who can’t write like this. Idk why I can function this way. But then there’s things like yeah, I really did kind of spend ages hanging on The Ice Plague and staring at documents or blank pages, and feeling like…awash with terror and no movement happening.

As for how I solved that. I made myself sit down and write a line. I knew my writer’s block with The Ice Plague was - and still is - in part that I feel like no one will want to read it, and that it will be bad. I feel this in my bones. It’s a horrible feeling. I also had it with Game Theory and The Court of Five Thrones, but to a much lesser extent (god if I’d known that feeling could get worse), but it’s very bad now because I’m working with characters I don’t know anyone will ever love. Gwyn and Augus light a pretty bright torch. People might not want to look at candles after that, even if they’ll become torches later.

And so… I just… I told myself that 2017 was the year I had to start, and I needed a chapter by the end of February, and that all I had to do for the first two months was like, try writing a line. Or a paragraph. Or a snippet of dialogue.

I sort of jettisoned the idea of ‘completing a chapter’ like I normally do, and just…gently forged on. As a result, I’m five chapters in, and I’ve made the most progress I’ve made since I came up with the idea years ago.

I wish there was a magical cure! There’s not. Writer’s block is so uniquely personal to each of us, and everything from health and fatigue, to mental illness, to grave insecurities, to the story not being ‘right’ or us not being ready to write it yet, etc. can be behind it. It can be all or none of those things!

I think there are some things to remember:

- You can be nice to yourself or you can be good to yourself. Sometimes if you’re lucky, these are the same thing. But sometimes they’re not. For example:

Nice: I will treat myself to a thousand burgers (dis me)
Good: I love burgers, but I want to be good to my body to be healthy so I’m going to eat some salad and lean meat.
Nice & Good: Man I love spinach I’m so glad it’s good for me too. OR;
Nice & Good: I’m going to have a burger today, I love them so much, but I’ll keep being disciplined in the day to day re: what I eat.

In writing, it can look like this:

Nice: I’m going to be gentle to myself and not work on this project until I’m feeling it more. (this can last a lifetime!)
Good: Provided it won’t harm me in any way to do so, I’m going to cultivate some writing discipline and try writing a sentence of this thing I’m blanking on today.
Nice & Good: Because this project intimidates me, I’m not going to look at it tomorrow or the next day, but today I have to write a line. And on X day, I will write a paragraph. And then I’ll rest some more with this idea.

- You need to learn how to write in a way that works for you, and sometimes overcoming writer’s block is a matter of turfing a lot of things you’ve learned - that you need to put down words regularly (you don’t), that you need to achieve a wordcount (you don’t), that you need to never rewrite (you don’t), that you can’t edit as you go (you can), that you need to write a lot at once (you don’t), that you need to ‘finish’ something when you start it (you don’t), that it has to be perfect (it doesn’t), that you need to be nice or good (you don’t, lol) etc. 

Like it was very freeing for me to be like ‘okay, even if everyone hates The Ice Plague, I need to write this for me. It ties up a lot of loose ends in the universe, and Mosk and Eran’s stories are important to me and need to be told. If I don’t tell them now, their stories won’t fade. So I’m going to tell them.’ But I also have to remind myself of this all the time, because I also want to give the people who read Fae Tales something they want to read, and I am terrified of not delivering. Emotional journeys, am I right??

But still, that moment of ‘I’m doing this because of X’ - clarifying your motivations - can help a lot. It can help you to realise or remember why you wanted to write on that blank page in the first place.

- Sometimes writer’s block just lingers. Be honest with yourself about your mental state, do you have the energy to be writing right now? Are you too mentally fatigued? Is it not the right time to be cultivating writing discipline? That kind of stuff matters a ton. I regularly blast past my own limits and then crash, and I don’t recommend that to anyone. Sometimes writer’s block protects you from yourself. And you know, that’s a thing too.

Monsta X as Walmart Employees

Requested by anonymous
A/N: This was pretty funny because I was told we were going to Walmart as I was typing this up and I was like “come again? Did you actually say Walmart?”

Shownu
somehow always ends up sleeveless, be it his own attire or having to roll up his sleeves so much (for whatever reason) that there are regulars who visit just to see his defined arms. gets asked out more than he gets asked about Walmart stuff. grabs things from higher shelves for people having difficulty getting it or just want to admire his nice build. that’s his voice you hear announcing throughout the store “cleanup on aisle 7, cleanup on aisle 7” and 11/10 times he’s the one cleaning it up. acts as the supervisor at times. he’ll tell his coworkers to do something, but he ends up doing it instead. he doesn’t mind it, knowing the others have their own respective tasks to attend to. when he takes on closing shift, he’ll dance as he cleans up the aisles and readies the store for the next day. probably the most proud of his coworkers without realizing that they aren’t as hardworking or completely as competent as he is. but it’s okay, he dotes on them as though they’re his brothers.

Wonho
mans the entertainment center. you’ll most likely walk in on him playing one of the video games and he’ll most likely use the same excuse of testing the game out or doing live advertisement. cringes, turns away from, and blocks his ears when the fifty television screens behind him showcase any thriller or horror ads. gets scared (jumps and yelps) when there’s a surprise from whatever the televisions are playing … even though it’s the same shit getting replayed every thirty minutes. even the kids point and laugh at him. and he’ll quickly compose himself and make himself appear even more buff when he tells the kids to shut up. if there’s an attractive person, he’ll immediately dart to the books section and pick up the nearest nonfiction novel to ‘read’ through. lols @ him because he once accidentally picked up “Fifty Shades of Grey” and didn’t realize it until he gave that person a wink and charming smile and they returned with a piqued brow and a glance down at the novel. oh, and if you have any queries about cameras, he’ll offer himself up as the model for the pictures.

Minhyuk
customer service clerk. you want to return something? good luck. while this overly optimistic and positive employee always wins employee of the month (like the wall for this award is basically his mural … or archive of all the different hair colors he’s tried), he’s also the one you don’t want to deal with when you say an item is faulty or that you aren’t interested in it anymore. he’ll wear his perfect smile as he politely asks you what your reason is for the return and delves deeper into things that you don’t even think correlates with the item or the fact that you’re returning. you’ll end up walking out of the customer service queue after a two hour wait, even though there was only four people before you (30 mins per person), feeling healed when there wasn’t anything to be fixed and wanting to buy more things from Walmart. so, good luck returning your purchases. sometimes he works at the cash register where he’ll happily remark what you’re getting. gets pretty awkward if it’s personal hygiene or intimate stuff. gets worse if he makes dirty assumptions. one customer got Kleenex, hand lotion, and chips; he said the first two things out loud and snickered like a immature teen “enjoy yourself then revitalize with chips, huh?”

Kihyun
the pharmacist and optometrist in the store. tends to exaggerate your symptoms when he reads your prescription or checks your sight. one time, he thought someone had diabetes from the white spots that showed up during the eye exam, but it turned out that Jooheon forgot to wipe the lens clean. other times, he’ll gasp or make remarks that don’t really make you feel all too positive about what you have. you just have a cough? he’ll let out a low whistle and mumble how it could lead to something worse. he’s like you googling up your symptoms and reading that you have a number of days before cease to exist. the elderly always have a near fright attack whenever they visit him. there’s always high concern that he’s giving the prescription to the wrong person, but his sight is just fine. except for those couple of times he thought someone lost their sight (after they entered the store on their own with their own two eyes), but he realized he was also wearing glasses and the lens countered the machine’s lens.

Hyungwon
in the beauty section sometimes. has this resting bitch face so while it may look like he doesn’t care for your questions … he probably doesn’t care. works so he can get discounts and the experience so he can work at the more luxurious brands one day. if he mans the fitting room and if you have no one to ask how you look, I’m sorry, but there should be a sign that says “don’t ask Hyungwon how you look”. he’ll criticize your choices, roll his eyes, then heave out a sigh when he has to get up from the desk to walk you back to the clothes and essentially be your stylist for 15 minutes, providing you tips on what makes you look good and what straight up makes you look bad. then he’ll start talking about your hair and whatever else you have on or lack of. you’ll come out of the fitting room area as a completely different person. a better version, according to Hyungwon. and when he’s not staring blankly at nothing, he’s on his phone. he’s brave enough to take a call and even hold a long conversation while he works. who said customers come first? he just waves them off while he laughs at a ridiculous thing his friend said over the phone.

Jooheon
no one really knows what his actual position is or what station he’s supposed to cover, but at least he works. there are times where you’ll catch him rapping along with the music or jamming to it with the broom when he’s supposed to cleanup the spill he accidentally made when he knocked over a series of drinks from his hyper dance moves. sometimes he’ll make announcements about deals and whatnot. but everyone always regrets having him in control of the mic because he’ll also have control of the radio and music player so he’ll DJ even though he’s not supposed to. also, he’s probably the most directionally challenged person you’ll ever meet. you want to know where the fruits are? he’ll happily guide you to one end that ends up being the sportswear section, then to the other side where the pet food is at, and so on and so forth until you brand a wide smile and lie that you don’t need to find the fruit anymore. let’s just hope he doesn’t come across the music section with you. he’ll sidetrack his tour and talk about the latest releases and recommend his favorite albums.

I.M.
sometimes he’ll be the one awkwardly greeting you as you enter the store. prepare yourself for lame jokes and out-of-this-world puns from a guy who pretends to shoot you while also trying to do a wiggle or dance. like, what even, dude? when he’s not greeting you, he’ll be saying thanks for visiting and checking your receipt for your purchases. sometimes he’ll go off topic. okay, who am I kidding? it’s ALL the time. you thought Minhyuk held up his own line with his deep talks and psychological questioning? I.M. will triple check your receipt and match them with the items you have on hand then strike up a conversation with you about it. it goes a little something like this: “so you have Kleenex, hand lotion, and chips. you getting sick or something? bad running nose? our pharmacy has a great collection of flu medicine. dry hands, huh? you may want to try applying body lotion after each bath. oh, and those chips are recalled. ok, have a nice day!” p.s. don’t try to steal anything, you don’t even want to know what will happen when he finds that you have one too many things in your possession.

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Detailed explanation

Note: That last one was scheduled to post the 5th, but something happened and it got stuck in my queue :-/ Sorry. I’ve been super busy with job stuff, people visiting, and some other unexpected stuff so I haven’t been able to check on things as much as I’d like. I’m still trying to keep this updated every 3 days on average, but I apologize if I fall behind again.

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I won’t give exact places, so bear with me. This happened in A-prefecture near a famous haunted place, I-tunnel. It was high school, and me and four other dumb guys got together late one night. You’ve heard this all before, I’m sure. We pissed around and then decided to go to the tunnel, knowing it was supposed to be haunted. We hopped on our scooters and spent an hour driving there.

It was 2 am by the time we arrived. I was fine til we got to the little mountain road that went to the tunnel, but when we pulled up in front of it I almost passed out. It even seemed like the ones who were doing relatively okay stepped back a little, lol.

Well, as I said earlier, we were dumb. We agreed to go through with it and go into the tunnel. Usually Inoue would lead the way, but he trailed behind, obviously pretty fucking scared.

“Whatcha scared of, Inoue?” I taunted, glad to find somebody who was more nervous than me.

“I ain’t scared!” he insisted, but he was pale and stared at his feet as he walked. The rest of us thought it was funny and all at once dashed ahead. Of course I thought he’d be following us, but I didn’t hear any footsteps. The tunnel was so dark you couldn’t see ten centimeters in front of your face, but we kept going further.

“Shit, let’s get out of here!” somebody screamed, and I felt them run past me in the opposite direction. Everyone followed, and right before I got outside I heard somebody else.

“Shit! Ow, ow ow ow!” I saw his figure balled up on the ground as he cried out. It was Kimura. I didn’t know what happened, but he was wailing as he held his right arm tightly.

“Hey, what’s wrong?” I asked, but he just kept crying.

“Hurry and drag him out!” Inoue screamed desperately, standing at the entrance of the tunnel.

Three of us gathered around him to try and get him up, but he wasn’t moving. He should have only weighed about 60 kilos, but the three of us couldn’t get him to budge no matter how hard we tried. He continued screaming the entire time, which just made it all the more disturbing.

We all knew something wasn’t right, and some of us started to panic.

“Ahahahahaahah!” Suddenly his screams became an eerie laughter, as if he had gone crazy. His eyes were rolling back into his head and his expression warped.

That’s when he suddenly became much lighter. The three of us gripped onto him and dragged him out as quickly as we could. He continued laughing, and Inoue stepped towards us.

“Snap out of it!” he yelled and slapped him across the face.

“Huh? What the hell are you doing? Where am I?” he said, suddenly coming out of whatever trance he was in.

Nobody was in the mood to joke about it, so we explained it just how it happened.

“Well now that you mention it, my face and arm hurt.” He rolled up his right sleeve, and there was what looked like a slender bony hand on his arm.

“Let’s get the fuck outta here,” somebody said, and we sped down the mountain as quickly as our scooters would let us.

Kimura was second in line going down, and Inoue was behind him. The road was perfectly smooth, but somehow Kimura managed to fall over. Me, Inoue, and the other guy behind me managed to brake fast enough not to make the situation even worse, but Kimura was covered in blood. We were beginning to feel desperate, but we managed to make it to the main road without anymore problems.

We went straight to the emergency clinic to check on Kimura’s injuries and the hand-thing, and Inoue suggested that we should go to a temple to get cleansed. It was still only 4 am though, so we decided to sit in a 24 hour family restaurant while we waited for morning. That’s when Inoue started talking.

“Didn’t you guys see that old lady standing in the tunnel? It was so dark you’d think you were blind, but I could see her clear as day. I was scared. No way was I goin’ anywhere near that thing. When you guys took off further into the tunnel, she followed you. When you turned around to come back, she grabbed onto Kimura and tried draggin’ him back. Then she just disappears, and he starts laughin’ like a maniac. When he fell off his scooter, it looked like his back wheel was pushed out from under him. He didn’t collapse!”

We didn’t have much to say while we waited for news on our friend. We learned that his scrapes and bruises weren’t any danger to him, and the five of us went to the temple together.

It’s been a while since all of this happened, and luckily I’m doing alright.  

l1nkp1t  asked:

MAKOHARU FOR THE DOMESTIC ASK THINGY 😍😍😍 PRETTY PLEASE??

BLESS YOU BABE OMG ILY  😍❤


send me a ship and I’ll tell you:

  • Who’s more dominant: Haru; he’s quietly so, but he knows how to get what he wants. Makoto has moments of dominance (particularly if Haru has been teasing him a lot), but Haru always has the capability, it just depends on whether he’s feeling it at that moment or not.

  • Who’s the cuddler: Both are. Haru isn’t overly cuddly but he has moments where he’ll just crawl into Makoto’s lap or lean against his shoulder while Makoto studies. He likes to snuggle in bed & lean back against Makoto’s chest in the bath.

  • Who’s the big spoon/little spoon: They alternate; most of the time Makoto is the big spoon because it’s easiest that way and Haru likes being the little spoon because he feels safe & cherished in Makoto’s embrace. But he also likes being the big spoon because he enjoys not only sharing that feeling with Makoto (who quite loves being the little spoon) but also because Haru has a thing for snuggling up close to Makoto’s back.

  • What’s their favorite non-sexual activity: Swimming is a given as are video games and Skyping as often as they can with Nagisa, Rei, and Rin.

  • Who uses all the hot water: Haru, if we’re talking baths. Makoto likes long steamy showers though, so if Haru wants a share of hot water (esp if he’s running late & doesn’t have time for his usual soak), he’s better off just joining Mako in the shower (ofc this in no way guarantees he won’t be even later for whatever he’s already late for *wink wink, nudge nudge*).

  • Most trivial thing they fight over: They don’t really fight, although they will bicker over things like whether Haru is wearing enough layers in the winter or how Makoto is not getting enough rest because he’s pushing himself too hard. But this has happened as long as they can remember so it’s not a new development.

  • Who does most of the cleaning: Haru does the heavy cleaning (like scrubbing down the bath or dusting after a while) while Makoto does everyday tidying up (picking up Haru’s strewn clothes & tossing them in the hamper, straightening knick-knacks or things on the table, etc.).

  • Who has a season pass on their DVR/Who controls the Netflix queue: Makoto; Haru doesn’t much care about movies/shows, so he’s content to just let Makoto pick out something he knows they’ll both like.

  • Who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working: Makoto; he gets cold easily anyway and would want it fixed as soon as possible; Haru figures they can get by with snuggling under a few extra blankets but a happy Makoto equals a happy Haru.

  • Who leaves their stuff around: Neither of them really; they’re pretty tidy. Unless it’s time for finals, then Makoto can barely keep his head on straight so Haru finds notes and school supplies in the oddest places (“Makoto, I’m pretty sure the garbage disposal doesn’t double as a pencil sharpener.”)

  • Who remembers to buy the milk: Makoto, Haru just cares about making sure there’s enough mackerel.

  • Who remembers anniversaries: Both of them! Makoto is more showy about it but Haru never forgets.

  • Who cooks normally: Haru; sometimes he’ll let Makoto help but only if they have time for any potential disasters that could occur.

  • How often do they fight: Extremely rare; they learned a lot of things from their fight in High School. They can count on one hand how many times they’ve had an actual fight.

  • What do they do when they’re away from each other: wait for each other to come back lol They’re pretty used to time apart due to Makoto’s classes and Haru’s swimming career. They tend to just carry on with their daily lives (albeit with their cell-phones fully charged and close by in case of a text or surprise call).

  • Nicknames for each other: None, Makoto tried once but Haru made it very clear that he’d rather have Makoto tack on “-chan” than ever address him with pet names again. Makoto doesn’t really mind; it was kind of awkward anyway.

  • Who is more likely to pay for dinner: They take turns. They’re both stubborn, though, so they’ve developed a little game of sorts where they try to distract each other from noticing when the bill comes so that they can sneakily pay before the other notices.

  • Who steals the covers at night: Makoto, poor beb is all limbs and just takes the covers with him. Haru keeps an extra blanket at the foot of the bed just in case snuggling close isn’t quite enough to keep him warm (it usually is).

  • What would they get each other for gifts: Makoto knows anything water or mackerel related will make Haru happy (water parks, a weekend getaway to the beach, a year’s worth supply of mackerel that didn’t last six months). Haru tends to give Makoto things that he mentioned offhandedly that he needed or wouldn’t mind having, showing (not that Makoto needs proof) that he listens to his partner even if he doesn’t respond verbally.

  • Who kissed who first: Haru kissed Makoto first because Makoto gets too into his head sometimes and starts second-guessing; what better way to prove his feelings than by kissing his best friend silly?

  • Who made the first move: Makoto; he just loves Haru so much and he couldn’t hold it in anymore.

  • Who remembers things: Makoto. Haru can remember big things (anniversaries, birthdays, dates, swimming competitions, etc.) but Makoto knows both of their schedules, what’s on the calendar, and all the big events they have coming up.

  • Who started the relationship: No one ever really came out and said, “Will you go out with me?/I guess we’re boyfriends now.” It was a mutual understanding after confessions and first kisses that this was the way their relationship was going to be from now on. 

  • Who cusses more: Makoto but only if he’s super stressed or hurt.

  • What would they do if the other one was hurt: Makoto loudly freaks out; lots of touches and questions about how Haru feels or how badly it hurts. He always wants to take Haru to a doctor, even for minor things, just to be safe (Haru often refuses). Haru has more silent freak-outs and touches Makoto near constantly until he’s certain Makoto is actually okay and not faking it so Haru feels better.

  • Who is the dirty talker: Haru, especially when he’s in a dominant mood. (Makoto can’t dirty talk without blushing and stuttering so it’s kind of pointless lol).

  • A headcanon: Haru is totally cool with PDA whereas Makoto is the one who gets flustered. Haru has shown he doesn’t give a damn what others think and if he wants to give Makoto a kiss or hold his hand while they’re walking down the street or in the store, well damn it, he will. (It doesn’t hurt that he loves making Makoto blush and oh, Makoto certainly does).

Hello :) I know we’ve hardly spoken and I’m sorry for imposing but I was sort of hoping you’d indulge a request of mine…I read your conversations about the Eruri tag with xpyon and it really intrigued me, to be perfectly honest Eruri is my notp but I’m slowly trying my best to change that because I have seen and heard of all the talent that flows from that ship lol. I was just wondering if you could point me to the direction of your favourite Eruri fanworks? Or to people in the Eruri fandom whose works you greatly admire? I would like to see it for myself and hopefully be inspired one way or another.

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momoicchi27
*cracks knuckles* here it comes here comes a list of my favorite people and works in the Eruri fandom- I hope I didn’t leave anyone out okay this turned into a huge post, I’m sorry if it’s more than you asked for ; A ; I hope some of these works/art will make you adjust to Eruri!  Art: 
  • chiekit draws the cutest Eruri things. Ever. Trust me. Her art is amazing and she’s also super nice and easy to talk to. don’t be fooled by her cute art she’s a perv like the rest of us
  • commanders-pants also has some amazing art, and also writes and roleplays (like what, this person is talented as fuck). 
  • kisu-no-hi is in a lot of fandoms but her Eruri art is amazing. She’s got this really distinct style and I love it. holla for priest kink
  • ame801 and I often talk about random Eruri stuff on Twitter. She’s the artist behind that stupidly angsty Eruri week doujin (the one for clean up prompt, where Erwin dies in a plane crash and Levi’s cleaning out his things). 
  • diesturbia draws some nice porn if you’re into that. I mean. Eventually, I’m sure. Sweaty hot middle-aged buttsex?
  • ekaitz/origamically, aka LMC. I can gush about her art for days and she always has great ideas for AUs? Like I don’t know how she doesn’t run out of ideas. There’s always so much texture with her work, guhhh I love it. 
  • happyds - her work seems to be pretty popular throughout the fandom but gosh the way she draws Erwin makes me go to a corner and swoon. 
  • lps1 - artwork amazing, reblog the art from her and not the reposted ones people like to put for some reason.
  • jen-suis has so many cute doodles of Eruri like ?? I want to squish their cheeks together too adorable jeez
  • roseunder - her art is often reposted, which why would that be when she has her own Tumblr I don’t understand- but anyhow her artwork involves a lot with shadows and such.
  • ichibrose has a very unique art style and at first you think it’s cute and such and then you see the dicks when you squint- it’s a nice surprise. 
  • onorobo - I only recently found her work but dayum nsfw art 
Writers
  • heichousface - great prompts A+ creativity really, I wish there was some way I had time to fill them all 
  • cosmonaut-field - really super cute Eruri baby fics, and other amazing AU ideas as well. 
  • memosfromlevi && the13thcommander - they’re RP blogs but super decent people and Memos is too hilarious. Their rp, Take You to the Coffeeshop, is a great read as well. 13th recently started writing a new fic, Unnamed, which I found really funny. It’s about how Levi gets the wrong number and texts Erwin instead of Isabel, and things escalate from there. 
  • orderandsophism - you can read her eruri week fics and cry because you realize how stupid this ship actually is 
  • persisting - Audacity. Hella hella must-read. 
  • sassanids - for the greatest pirate!AU ever (Kindle and Char) and the daddy kink fic series that gives an unexpected punch in the feels. 
Other Blogs/Individual Works
  • irvin-rivaille posts a lot of quality Eruri posts- everything from art to prompts and fics. Most of the stuff is on queue so things are usually organized and come out periodically. 
  • worldofchicken is the mastermind behind most of the translations on the Eruri tag. And she writes to boot! So if you want translations this is the blog to follow, super quality, her typesetting.
  • Now, Forever by Kuri – Reincarnation AU, basically. Levi’s dead but Erwin finds him again on the streets as a kid, raises him, and it’s all just adorable and cute until you realize that there’s…. angst.
  • Meditation (I Thought of You) by coinseller – WWII AU where Erwin’s an American soldier in Paris after the war, and Levi’s a street musician. It’s super cute and amazingly there’s angst in here too.
  • Beyond Normal Proportions by gunpowderlatte – Okay so Levi’s the mangaka of this yaoi manga that’s not doing so well, and Erwin is his biggest fan. It’s a really great read, super funny, and of course it ends with a delectable dick joke. What more can you ask for in an Eruri fic. 
  • Ungirthed by stereobone – Some porn, some feels. Have them all.
  • Love Like Ours is Never Fixed by engonasin – Sugar daddy fic. Erwin’s a darling high schooler from the South who needs money and who to ask but a sharp tonged writer in this thirties (Levi)? 
  • This Feeling I’ll Forget by thefangirlingdead – In which Levi has short term memory loss and forgets a lot of things, including Erwin. Don’t worry, the ending is happy.
  • Throw Your Absolution in the Air Like You Just Don’t Care by bluebackstabber – WELCOME TO THE ERURI PRIEST KINK. 
  • I’m Only Going to Heaven (If it Feels Like Hell) by stereobone – I think this is THE sugar daddy fic to read? It’s a little long, but it’s more than just porn, bahaha. 
  • Serendipity by gunpowderlatte – Talk about angsty reincarnation AUs. 
  • Ex Gratia by asuralucier – Modern AU, in which Erwin is a lawyer working on a rather risky case and Levi is his shady janitor. It’s a little slow to read, I think, but it’s not bad. 
  • The Ring – Originally a Chinese fanfic, English translation is linked. It’s super depressing and full of feels. It may or may not be your piece of cake, but I’ll just tell you about how tears roll down my face whenever I read it.