one; i wanted to write down the banter

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“Hey Sammy!” Dean’s boots were heavy on the staircase. “Just gotta, uhh, grab somethin’,” he said, rushing towards the hallway that led to his room. “This is Y/N by the way,” he said over his shoulder. 

Sam looked up at the sound of your footsteps at the bottom of the stairs.

“Hi,” you said, stopping dead in your tracks. You expected Dean to have a good looking brother but wow… Sam was tall and handsome, and there was something kind and warm about his eyes.

Sam could feel himself gaping at you. He cleared his throat awkwardly. “Uhh… Hey.” There was a long silence where both of you searched for something to say. Sam was coming up empty, and just trying not to be obvious about staring at you.

“So, this is the bat cave, huh?” You looked around, rocking a little nervously on your feet. “Nice.”

He managed an awkward laugh, running a hand through his long hair. “Yeah. Yeah… it’s someplace to crash,” he said with a smile.

You felt a peculiar fluttering in your stomach as you looked at him and were able to return the smile. Just when you were searching for something else to say Dean came bustling back out.

“Alright. Let’s roll,” he said.

You held your hand out. “Cough it up, Winchester,” you said.

Dean begrudgingly dropped 50 dollars in your outstretched hand and you grinned a pleased smile at him. “Thank you!” You pocketed it. “Maybe next time you’ll think twice before betting against me.” You flashed another smile at Sam and he nearly staggered back from the spark in your eyes. “Nice to meet you finally, Sam.”

“Yeah! Yeah…” He trailed off as you strode out. “You too…”

“See you later, Sammy. We’re going back to the bar to play some more pool.”

“Dean! Wait.” Sam lowered his voice as his brother approached. “That’s your pool buddy?”

Dean nodded. “Yeah.”

Sam squinted at him. “Uh huh… And, uhh,” he cleared his throat. “You two–”

Dean raised his eyebrows at Sam. “What?”

Sam looked extremely uncomfortable. “Well… you know… you two are–?”

Dean smirked at his brother. “Are what, Sammy? Spit it out.”

Sam glared at him. “You… You know what–Dean,” he said.

Dean chuckled and finally decided to put Sam out of his misery. “We’re not doin’ the deed, so batter up, cowboy!” He wiggled his eyebrows at his brother and punched him in the arm.

“Are you coming or what? Those assholes aren’t going to hustle themselves!” you called down from the stairs.

“Coming!” Dean called, and with a final wink at Sam, both you and he disappeared through the heavy from door.

it’s bright and early. i’m not from this part of town. i’m at the mall and there’s a disney store that I ran across. it just opened, but they have this big magical lock and two store clerks were outside with a big key! a little girl is their first customer and she gets to use this key to unlock the gate, i bet she felt so special. and then afterwards they even gave her a little key to keep! idk, i thought it was pretty cool. just a reminder that we all need to feel special sometimes. and if you forgot, this is a reminder. buy yourself that new book. write down something that you’re happy about read it to yourself if you’re really hurting. maybe backtrack and remember your first memory. go get that tattoo that you’ve always been wanting. go to a city and get lost. go outside and hear the birds banter with one another. get stuck in traffic, you won’t have to talk, just being around people without actual interaction isn’t so bad. if you’re like me, you’re into the little details. get out of your head and into the world. and if you don’t have anything happy to be happy about, i’m still proud of you anyway. we should all be like that little girl, feel special. do something nice for yourself. your soul desperately needs it. if you’re crying, hey, it’s not okay now, but there’s a chance that ice cream might help, especially cotton candy ice cream from ben and jerry’s. omg. yes. the tiny crushed pieces. you’ve got to get some. so what if it’s a drive to go get it. just go. get lost. get lost in your head, but do it around nature. get lost within yourself, you’re special. you’re beautiful. shit, if no one’s going to love you. love yourself. this is how you do it. treat yourself to the art of wandering around without a goal, you’re not being constructive in anyway, but at least it’s a step towards the creative recreation of your heart, soul, feelings, thoughts, emotion, writing or whatever it is that you want to tend to like a garden that you’ve been dying to grow, maybe you’re like me and enjoy the simplicity of a rose or how it curves so voluptuously. draw. play an instrument. learn a new skill. dig deep into your broken bits and ask, what can i do today to feel nice, warm and fuzzy inside my own emptiness? you start by walking. you solve it by walking.

it is solved by walking.

Clexa Fic Recs - My Bookmarks List

Sooooo I pretty much read Clexa fic like they’re Pokemon (gotta catch ‘em all!). Every so often I find fics that I think: I need to read this again in the future. These are the fic that I bookmark in AO3 and it’s a pretty exclusive list, I would say I only bookmark 1 out of 10-15 fics that I read.

There is no common thread throughout these fics that connects them to one another. No common plot device or AU setting. It’s usually just superb writing and/or storytelling that makes me do a figurative double-take while reading

And I figured, what the heck, maybe some of you out there in Tumblr land want to see this list?

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Logan rant

Okay so I constantly hear people say crap about Logan and as the extremely small number of you who follow me may know, he’s one of my favorite characters so let’s begin:
1. One of the main things I hear is how Logan cheated on Rory. It’s easy to see how you could get that impression considering Rory refers to him sleeping with the bridesmaids as such. But the thing is they were clearly broken up, they had a huge fight and hadn’t talked for months. If Rory wanted it to be considered as just taking some time off she needed to make sure that he understood that, and not gotten mad that he like any reasonable person thought they were off for good. Eventually Rory comes to forgive Logan, and if she’s decided it’s not cheating than I have as well.
2. Another argument is that he’s her Christopher. This argument is absurd, because Logan who showed up to the hospital in a helicopter for Rory, fought his family when they humiliated her at dinner, and constantly fought for her no matter what, never leaving and having a constant presence in her life, shares only superficial similarities with Christopher and is not a reflection of him. It also argues that Rory is Lorelai. Rory shares similarities with Lorelai I’ll be the first to admit, but mainly they share more differences than similarities. Lorelai is outgoing and very social whereas Rory is more shy and subdued. While Rory is more of a studious bookworm, Lorelai is street smart. And while Rory isn’t opposed to the world of privilege and equally hangs between the small town of stars hollow and her life at Chilton and Yale, Lorelai no longer belongs at all in the world of privilege (or at least doesn’t want to be) and is firmly placed in the world of Stars Hollow. Lorelai and Rory are two different people and to reduce them to mere reflections of one another is bullshit. Rory has her own story to be told, her own choices to make, and her own people to chose to love, and this is what Lorelai left the world of privilege for in the first place: to give her a different life than her own.
3. There are countless other things people say about Logan: he isn’t smart like Jess, he’s irresponsible, he isn’t hardworking, and he’s a bad influence on Rory. I think we all know how weak the first argument is so I’ll just say this: he is able to keep up with Rory’s quick banter and have intellectual conversations with her. When we first meet him I’ll agree he isn’t hardworking or responsible, but he changes! In season 6 he starts showing up to the paper, writes articles, and is one of main the reason the paper goes up after Paris’s break down. In season 7 he works extremely hard in his fathers company, and after he decides to quit (not wanting to be his fathers’ pawn anymore) and to make it big on his own without his fathers help which shows just how much he’s changed. He’s become an independent hard worker who’s responsible for himself. And lastly the argument that he’s a bad influence on Rory is absurd. All of the things Rory does were bound to happen Logan or not, and they were all decisions that SHE DECIDED to make. Rory has always been the ambitious hard worker, she’s always been a good kid, who has never broken any rules. She has always had a path set out for her, always been told how smart she was and how she was destined for greatness. Someone criticizing her was bound to happen and when it did there was little chance the result would be different wether or not Logan was dating her. She needed the break from Yale to discover herself, and to be sure that journalism and being the good kid was who she really was not who she was led to believe she was. And after this whole ordeal Rory is left stronger than she was before, she faces Mitchum with a fiery confidence not seen in her before. When Logan’s in the hospital she’s able to leave him a voicemail telling him to get his ass down there to see his son which is something the old Rory would never have been capable of. She confronts and faces Mitchum multiple more times in the show after that and always with her chin up. So if anything Logan supporting her through her break from Yale influenced her in a good way not a bad one.
4. And lastly the reason I truly support Logan is because Rory does. Rory consistently chooses Logan and it’s obvious she loves him more than any of her other boyfriends. This is the main reason I don’t understand Logan haters who like jess or dean. I won’t get into dean, but in Jess’ case she rejected him four times throughout the show and doesn’t show any interest in him from season 3 onwards. She chooses Logan over him and yet people still insist that she somehow doesn’t understand her own relationships and that their choices matter more than hers. Rory is the one in the relationship and she has the choice of deciding who to be with, and time after time again she has chosen Logan. Even when she rejects his marriage proposal she doesn’t want to break up but rather to be in a long distance relationship. And even in the revival Logan is the one she obviously wants to be with. He’s the one she constantly calls and asks for guidance. He’s the one she just can’t quit as Lorelai puts it. He’s the one she flies back and forth to London for. Unlike Jess who she hasn’t seen in four years and doesn’t show any interest in since Season 3, or Dean whose married happily with kids.

I’ve posted some Tony/Pepper recs all over the place and one day I will organize them properly, but that’s probably not going to be today. Instead, here, have the fruits of my diving back into this pairing because I still really, really have feelings about them. ♥

TONY/PEPPER - FIC RECS:
The Pregnancy Scare by igrockspock, tony/pepper, humor, 1k
    Pepper Potts has made it thirty-five years without a pregnancy scare. Unfortunately, she’s not going to make it thirty-six.
Domestic Bliss and Detours by foolyoulove, tony/pepper + other marvel characters, fluff, 20.7k
    Wherein Tony and Pepper decide that, despite the number of times one or both of them has almost died saving the world (or at least the metro area), maybe lifetime commitments and procreation aren’t terrible ideas… even if things don’t always turn out quite right.
Pale Queen by icarus_chained, tony/pepper + rhodey, 1.3k
    “Ask me to help you take over the world, Pepper Potts. Ask me to be your knight, and you my queen. Ask me that, ask me anything, and I will.”
Black and Blue by roboticonography, tony/pepper + other marvel characters, 1.5k
    Tony and Pepper attend a function with the rest of the Avengers. Steve practices his dancing skills. Tony not-so-secretly enjoys wearing a tux. Pepper feels like she’s at superhero prom.
As It Should Be by MusicalLuna, tony/pepper + the bots, humor, ~1k
    In the wake of Iron Man 3, there are three things Tony still needs to take care of. Three ‘bots, to be specific.
Silent Like the Grave by Arukou, tony/pepper, 5.8k
    The first night in the hospital, Tony sleeps like a baby. By the third night, he can barely sleep at all. The surgery was supposed to make everything better, but somehow he feels like he’s falling apart.
Ring of Fire by NyxEtoile, OlivesAwl, tony/pepper + rhodey, 23.6k
    Why don’t we take a vacation?“ "Like the last vacation where you stole a race-car and we almost got sliced into ribbons by your crazy, tentacle-having nemesis?” She put her hand over her eyes, remembering the car she was in getting sliced in half.
Velveteen Rabbit by PutItBriefly, tony/pepper, im2 au, 16.2k
    Iron Man 2 AU. Soon after the onset of his palladium poisoning, Tony reveals the truth to Pepper – about his condition, and his feelings for her.
Invasive Maneuvers by PutItBriefly, tony/pepper + rhodey + natasha, 3.8k
    When their romantic getaway is ruined, Tony and Pepper learn their closest colleagues share a strange hobby.
Sometimes a Fantasy by PutItBriefly, tony/pepper, 1.7k
    “This is my 'she loves me’ fantasy, not a 'drill her like she’s never had before’ fantasy.”
Plus/Delta by PutItBriefly, tony/pepper + j.a.r.v.i.s., 3k
    A surprising assessment of their relationship.

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Lynne’s Featured Fics

Title: Be My Muse

Author: Mercury-Skies

Rating: NC-17

Status: Complete

Word Count:  49,323

Summary:  Kurt is an Art student at NYU who is partnered with the mysterious but talented Blaine Anderson for a piece on identity and finds himself instantly captivated and longing to know more. Blaine is a good guy with a bad reputation stemming from his Freshman year whose issues often get the better of him. Blaine, defensive and bitter, finds hope in Kurt.

Tropes/Genre: future!fic, college!Klaine, angst, blangst, drug use, hurt/comfort, romance

Lynne’s review:  There are certain fics that when you go back years later to reread, you fall in love with all over again. This is one of those fics. I reread this to write my review since I hadn’t read it in some time. Completely in love yet again. Let me begin by saying that this fic is probably (other than Yadiva’s fics) the farthest away from my usual fare that I can get. I am a fluff n smut n humor kinda gal. While this fic has smut, it’s definitely not funny, nor very fluffy (there is sweet fluff with Cooper’s daughter Bella however).

Please don’t let that deter you.  First and foremost, this is a LOVE story. A deeply devoted, intense, powerful, all encompassing love story. Although it’s not called a “soulmate” fic, I really consider these two souls in this story to be soulmates. From the moment they meet, you can literally feel their connection. This ride is intense, and often times very difficult to read - it’s raw, emotional and real. But remember it’s a LOVE STORY. A beautiful, unforgettable, love story. Against all odds (see what I did there?), they save each other.

Oh, and the fact that Blaine speaks Italian to Kurt…BONUS FEELS!

Read at: AO3 or Tumblr

There are 8 more stories in this verse - I highly recommend them all.

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Title:  That Naked Fic                 

Author: CertainTendencies

Rating: R                                    

Status: Complete

Word Count: 8,000

Summary:  Darren sees Chris naked. Darren can’t stop thinking about Chris naked. Darren totally wants to bang kiss date Chris.

Tropes/Genres: CrissColfer fanfiction, fluff, humor, romance, canon!CC

Review:  I’ve read this story so many times that I’ve lost count.  I adore the way she writes CrissColfer.  It’s so fresh and natural - their banter is very realistic.  There’s humor and humility, snarkiness and shyness. I highly suggest you all read every fic she’s ever written, and this one is a great place to start.

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Zinnia’s Featured Fics

Title: Little Boy Who Lives Down The Lane

Author: Cimmerians

Rating: M

Status: Complete

Word Count: 30,738

Summary: The Klaine version of a dark fairytale. This story contains character death, pederasty, violence, and a deep streak of human nastiness. Do not read if these things upset you.

Tropes/Genres: AU, angst, character death, mystery, romance

Review: This story will demand your fully undivided attention. Make sure your mind is clear and you are free of distractions before you read it, because the minute you start to think you’ve figured it all out, you’ll be spun around another 180 degrees. To say Kurt and his backstory will surprise you is an understatement. A tragically twisted story that will astonish you, induce a couple of belly laughs at the banter even among all the somber themes two teenage boys face, and make you fall in love with them all over again.

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Title: Like You Mean It

Author: CertainTendencies

Rating: NC-17

Status: Complete

Word Count: 11,952

Summary: The boys engage in a little friendly competition.

Tropes/Genres: CrissColfer Fanfiction. Fluff, Humor, Romance.

Review: I could not believe I had not read this fic until yesterday. A short read that starts out funny and light and “goes places”. Very well written. The characterization was incredible. There’s only one way a kissing competition can end. 

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  • Vivienne: Do say whatever you're thinking, darling. If you hold it in any longer your face will split apart.
  • Varric: No, no, I don't want to bother you.
  • Vivienne: It's your face.
  • Varric: It's just...I was wondering how you got your nickname: Madame De Fer.
  • Vivienne: It was bestowed by a Marquis, sadly no longer with us.
  • Varric: Alright, that's a good one. I'm writing that down for later.

the states of my wips, mostly for my reference but also for any who are curious:

  • fake married au:
    state: next chapter not started.
    problem: still at the brainstorming stage, but i have ideas, so that’s good
  • miraculous moves oneshot (for mirth)
    state: a wide variety of scene scraps
    problem: how does one write dancing???? and banter?????? i’ll be good once i figure out how to start, i… think
  • post-reveal flufsin (for mirth)
    state: ??????
    problem: brainstorming. in desperate need of brainstorming.
  • sin oneshot(s) (collection colab w/ bully)
    state: scene scraps
    problem: in desperate need of brainstorming
  • next ‘i want the k’
    state: i have a start but that’s about it
    problem: my plotting was shit and i lost momentum—gotta go back to mirth’s notes
  • puppeteer
    state: 1k written, about 1/3 done…?
    problem: equal parts ‘wasn’t there supposed to be something about clothes in this chapter…?’ and ‘just gotta sit down and write’
  • check yes juliet
    state: *distant sobbing* and *shooting up in the bathroom*
    problem: what is vocabulary. what is dialogue. what is pacing. what is description. what is writing.

state of my homework: almost but not quite yet fully done (i’m gettin there)