I commissioned a modern Tarzan and Jane from the incredibly talented @punziella and here’s the final result!! I couldn’t be happier with it, it’s absolutely perfect and I just love it so so much I can’t stop staring at it, thank you so much Pauline!!
I feel like Eve,” I said softly, watching the moon set behind him, over the dark of the forest. “Just on the edge of the Garden of Eden.”
There was a small snort of laughter from the vicinity of my navel. “Aye, and I suppose I’m Adam,” Jamie said. “In the gateway to Paradise.”
He turned his head to look wistfully across the creek toward the vast unknown, resting his cheek on the slope of my belly. “I only wish I knew was I coming in, or going out?”
I laughed myself, startling him. I took him by both ears then, urging him gently up across the slippery expanse of my naked flesh.
“In,” I said. “I don’t see an angel with a fiery sword, after all.”
He lowered himself upon me, his own flesh heated as with fever, and I shivered under him. “No?” he murmured. “Aye, well, you’ll no be looking close enough, I suppose.”
Then the fiery sword severed me from consciousness and set fire to my body. We blazed up together, bright as stars in the summer night, and then sank back burnt and limbless, ashes dissolved in a primordial sea of warm salt, stirring with the nascent throbbings of life.
Claire and Jamie Fraser, Drums of Autumn, Chapter Two
Ok I know a lot of you are fans of the game Life is Strange so I just wanna let you all know that I highly recommend the book A Good Idea by Cristina Moracho. I’m reading it right now and so far it’s basically Life is Strange without the time travel, I’m really enjoying it.
What about an AU where Yata is a writer and Fushimi is an editor who gets assigned to Yata by his company only to find out that while his books ARE good and sell well, this man clearly has no friggin' idea how to spell and keeps making dumb obvious typos because it's Yata - and Yata will not restrain his explosions of creativity for "proper grammar"?
I kinda love the mental image of Fushimi as an editor, I just imagine
him ripping apart people’s books and sending them back this
manuscript full of red pen and cutting remarks about how stupid that
plot line is and do you even know how to spell and you used the word
“rueful” six times in two pages find a new word. He’s known for
basically being the most terrifying editor, any author whose books
get sent to him is all but guaranteed a torn apart manuscript when
they’re done. There are mixed feelings about him among Scepter 4
Publishing’s employees too, some of them think he’s just strict and a
genius at taking terrible books and cleaning them up until they
shine, while other people think he’s just a jerk who enjoys tearing
apart other people’s works and that he’s not even worth listening to.
Company head Munakata finds Fushimi-kun to be quite talented, which
is why he’s never been fired despite his attitude, and Fushimi is
often only sent books that are believed to have best seller
potential, books that looked at first like only so-so knockoffs of
current popular media have become something fresh and new in
Fushimi’s capable hands.
So then one day young up and coming author Yata from publisher Homra
comes to Scepter 4 because due to say some some kind of contract
dispute he has to publish his newest book through them. Yata already
dislikes it, he can tell that Scepter 4’s a big snooty publishing
firm unlike his little indie label Homra and Yata can’t wait until
these stuffed shirts read his awesome new book. He sends it off to be
edited and days later receives a huge package in the mail. Inside is
his manuscript, torn to shreds by this editor named ‘Fushimi.’ Yata’s
immediately got his hackles up, like who the hell is this Fushimi guy
and what makes him think he knows what would and wouldn’t make a
good book. Yata demands a meeting with Fushimi and is surprised when
it turns out that Fushimi is this skinny sullen nerd who works for
the company because he’s living in an empty room above Munakata’s
apartment and the job pays the bills. Yata tries to argue with him
about the book and Fushimi clicks his tongue and proceeds to savage
Yata’s precious book some more, pointing out every single misspelling
and pothole that he can recall and basically telling Yata that he’s a
hack writer. Yata meanwhile argues back that his books are creative
and do way more interesting shit than the stuffy books Scepter 4
usually publishes, Fushimi snorts and is like misspellings aren’t
‘creative expression’ they’re just words you spelled wrong, idiot.
Yata’s pissed at Fushimi and doesn’t even want to listen to him but
Munakata informs him that an unedited book will not be accepted for
publication, the book must pass Fushimi’s inspection before
Munakata will allow it to go into print. Cue Yata at first attempting
half-hearted rewrites, all of which Fushimi rejects. Yata’s getting
increasingly annoyed but at the same time he also finds himself
really wanting to impress Fushimi, like he wants to send back a book
that will make Fushimi’s jaw drop, that Fushimi won’t be able to put
down. Meanwhile Fushimi actually hasn’t been able to put Yata’s books
down, maybe Yata was discovered at a young age and Fushimi read his
first book at fifteen and fell in love, however that book was
destroyed by his asshole dad Niki and in the meantime Fushimi’s
decided that stories are for losers anyway. But he still remembers
how Yata’s book saved him and that’s part of why he’s being so harsh
with Yata, in order to bring out a book that will make him feel the
way he did when he first read Yata’s work all those years ago.