or at least performers at the circus

captain-cate  asked:

Omg I'm in love with your blog so much! If it's not too much trouble, could you please do the rfa + v reacting an mc who is a circus performer? Like an acrobat or contortionist? Thank you and have an amazing night!

You’re so sweet, thank you so much!! I’ve never been to a circus before but they always look so entertaining! This is such a creative and fun request so thank you for sending it in! I hope that you like it!! :3


Yoosung

  • Yoosung’s so excited when you tell him that you’re an acrobat performer! 
  • The first time you take him to watch you perform, Yoosung is cheering for you so loudly
  • Like the security guards come and tell him to quiet down since he’s being too loud and distracting 
  • His eyes sparkle when he sees you on the tight rope and is super impressed
  • After the show, you let Yoosung look around and he keeps begging you to let him try some acrobatic tricks out
  • “Yoosung, you can barely walk in a straight line. There’s no way I’m letting you walk along the tight rope.”
  • He pouts and you eventually give in and lower the tight rope low enough so if he would fall, he wouldn’t seriously injury himself 
  • Yoosung took about two steps until he lost his balance and fell
  • The two of you end up busting out laughing and Yoosung asks you to perform just for him because he thinks that you’re so talented
  • By the end of the night, you and Yoosung are still at the circus tent as he watches you perform because you’re so cool to him

Zen

  • Zen’s super impressed when you tell him that you’re a contortionist in the circus
  • The first time you show Zen how you can contort you body, Zen becomes super impressed!
  •  “You’re almost as talented as me MC!”
  • The first time you take Zen to the circus to watch your performance, he becomes your number one fanboy
  • He takes so many pictures of you like he took at least fifty that night alone
  • Zen gives you a huge bouquet of flowers after your performance and gushes to everyone about how talented you are
  • He wants to become more flexible himself so once everyone left the tent, you show Zen some basic moves
  • But he’s as stiff as a rock and ends up pulling a muscle
  • So you end up putting on a little performance for him, which he records to show off to everyone
  • Zen now goes to your shows every time that he can and now brags to everyone that he has the coolest girlfriend ever because she’s a contortionist

Jaehee

  • Jaehee becomes a nervous wreck when you tell her that you’re an aerialist acrobat in the circus
  • She’s concerned about your safety but is secretly really impressed
  • You beg her to come see you perform so you can prove to her that your job is safe and fun
  • “The minute I see you wobble MC I’m running onto the stage to catch you”
  • She’s been to a couple of circuses before in the past so she thinks she knows what to expect
  • But Jaehee is blown away when it’s your turn to perform!
  • Her eyes never leave you as you perform on the aerial silk
  • She also loves the costumes you wear and secretly wants to try one on herself
  • After the show is over, you take Jaehee backstage and hold up a costume for her to wear
  • Jaehee becomes a blushing mess but you convince her and then lead her to the aerial silk
  • She watches as you show her some basic moves and surprisingly, Jaehee gets the hang of it in no time 
  • The two of you spend the rest of the night at the tent with you and Jaehee twirling on the silk

Jumin

  • Jumin’s completely confused when you tell him that you’re a contortionist at a circus
  • “What’s a circus MC?”
  • You roll your eyes and end up dragging him to one of your performances
  • He doesn’t understand what’s so great about the circus and sits there with his arms crossed and stone faced until he sees you about to perform
  • Jumin watches in awe as you contort your body into all different types of shapes
  • Once the show is over, Jumin immediately walks up to you with so many questions
  • “How did you do that? Did it hurt? Why isn’t the entire show just you performing since you’re obviously the best performer?”
  • You grab Jumin’s hand and lead him to the center stage and slowly show him how you contort your body
  • He’s so amazed like he even gets out a small notebook and pen to write down all of the tips that you give him
  • You ask Jumin if he wants to try a simply contortion and he hesitantly agrees
  • Jumin is able to do some simply contortions but he insists on you performing just for him
  • So he rents out the tent for the night and watches you perform with wonder still in his eyes

Seven

  • Seven is hyped when he finds out that you’re a trapeze acrobat specialist at the circus
  • “Be my sensei and teach me your ways of awesomeness MC!”
  • When you take him to see your performance, Seven almost tears up because in his youth he had always wanted to go to see the circus but was never allowed to go
  • The smile on Seven’s face when you perform couldn’t be bigger as he cheers as loud as he can for you
  • When the show is over, you lead a very happy and excited Seven to the stage and ask him if he wants to try the trapeze out
  • He almost explodes from happiness and watches as you demonstrate for him what to do
  • You lower the trapeze so he won’t hurt himself and watch as he ends up being pretty good at it
  • He asks you if you want to try to perform together
  • You hesitantly agree and swing on your trapeze towards him
  • Just as Seven is about to catch you, he slips making you slip as well and the two of you tumble to the ground
  • Both of you laugh it off and Seven gives you a big hug, thanking you for showing him a childhood dream of his
  • You tell him that he has potential as a trapeze acrobat specialist and tell him that you’d practice with him more if he’d like
  • Seven agrees enthusiastically and the two of you spend the rest of the night laughing and failing on the trapeze

V

  •  V can’t believe that he’s dating a contortionist!
  • So. Many. Pictures.
  • You eventually ask V if he wanted to see you perform on a larger stage and in costumes
  • “I would love nothing more then to see your beautiful performance MC”
  • He watches your performance with a smile the entire time because he’s honestly so happy and impressed by your skills
  • V tries so hard to refrain himself from taking a hundred pictures but he’s struggling
  • After the show is over, you take V to the center stage and tell him that you’ll do some special poses for him to take pictures of
  • He just stares at you for a little bit because he just can’t believe how beautiful your body is when you contort it
  • You ask him if he wants to try some simply poses and he cautiously agrees
  • Poor boy has no sense of balance and falls over as soon as you position him
  • He laughs, saying that he’ll leave the contorting to you and the pictures for him
  • His favorite picture he took of you is when you’re doing an elbow stand and he keeps that picture with him at all times
  • You become V’s model and he ends up going to all of your performances and takes so many pictures of you because to him, your contorting is a thing of beauty

Circus Baby & Friends EP01 - “Circus Baby’s Pizza World”

Young Circus Baby finally achieves her dream of owning a dinner theater pizzeria. One problem though, she doesn’t have anyone to perform with! She begins holding auditions for band-mates, but no one takes her seriously since she’s just a little girl. What ever will she do?!

Keep in mind that this is supposed to at least somewhat imitate the writing style and tone of early 90′s cartoons, so it’s gonna be a little cheesy and somewhat heavy handed. Enjoy!!

Kurt as a father

Before the baby was born he was terrified that his child would be frightened of him, no matter how his so tried to comfort him, it played on his mind until the baby grasped one of his thick fingers and gave him a look of pure love.

He’d rock the baby’s crib with his tail while he read them a story from the large book of fairy tales that his mother gave to him.

He’d decorate the nursery with a pirate theme.

When they were ill he would sleep lightly; curled up in the arm chair by their crib

He would wiggle his tail in front of the baby to entertain them.

When the child started walking, when they would stumble he’d catch them with his tail

He cried on their first day of school

Of course he would teach them German

He’d take them to visit his circus family at least twice a year

They would get up to all sorts of mischief

He would be at every game, every performance and offer endless support in whatever his child is interested in.

They would make pancakes every Saturday morning and sit and watch cartoons

 

I have a lot of Kurt feelings

 Do feel free to request the other x-men as parents

Have a great day and be safe

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Wait I also need to post some poor-quality hotel room selfies. It’s the law.

I didn’t really dress up the last day because I seriously hurt my feet dancing for hours in my fancy shoes, which are too tight and have no cushioning whatsoever. I couldn’t help it, they had This Way To The Egress AND Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band AND THEY BOTH PLAYED A SHOW TOGETHER on Saturday night and every single time I tried to walk away to sit down somewhere and inspect my growing collection of blisters, they started playing Shake Senora/Jump In The Line or Golgol Bordello’s “Start Wearing Purple” or four different Squirrel Nut Zippers songs in a row or a full-marching-band-with-additional-punk/circus-band-tubas-trombones-piano-and-accordion rendition of Weird Al Yankovich’s “Dare To Be Stupid,” which the performance of is now one of the all-time highlights of my life.

I have bought all the music from both bands and am very disappointed I can’t buy more. At least I got the very last This Way To The Egress hoodie.

Anyway, I now also own a mounted beetle under glass, several fancy spice mixes including one for Turkish coffee that was entirely inspired by getting a Turkish coffee from the Turkish coffee guy and swearing once again to finally learn how to property make Turkish coffee, a retro-lookin’ nightlight, and a CD from a wandering Irish-pub-style group called Three Pints Shy that I’ve been assured is almost entirely dirty drinking songs.

My feet hurt.

for n-chu4ever​ because her Fire!John AU is what I do on my weekends <33

John was at Harvard when Scott suggested, lightly teasing, that he really should get his nose out of his books for five minutes and please get a hobby, for god’s sake little brother. The elder Tracy forwards John a list of his University’s Societies, with the thinking that John will at least be half tempted by maybe the Gaming Analytics Group or the Chess Club or the Robotics Club or anything that doesn’t involve John having his eye pressed to a telescope 24 hours a bloody day. Hell, he can join Anime Soc for all Scott cares because John, pale and interaction starved, just seriously needs to get out more.

But then John, for some bizarre, unfathomable reason, decides it’s the Harvard College Magicians Society that he wants to join and Scott stares at him like he’s grown another head (which, with the amount of time he spends the Uni labs, Scott thinks quite likely).

Magic, John?” Big brother blinks, “Magic, really?” Because John is science and facts and space and his head stuck in the stars or in the lab or to a telescope and magic is the least-John thing he can possibly imagine.

“I’m interested in the tricks behind it.” John just calmly smiles, packing his books away on the other end of the holocall. “They have a circus skills division with fire performances too, and I wouldn’t mind learning some staff or poi or those spinny things on a string or something. And not just for the scientific interest I have in combustion.” He grins, glancing up at his brother. “You’re right, Scotty boy. I really do need a hobby.”

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Flashbacks - RP with apesfollowkobanow

It had all started with the small forest fire that the band of hunters had managed to put out the day before. No one had been seriously hurt, but one or two apes had suffered minor burns, including Grey.

The chimpanzee had not given much thought to the incident at the time, and the pain had been negligible. Sparrow’s healing skills had seen to that. But the slight burning sensation must have triggered something unbeknownst to Grey, because for the first time in ages, he had had a bad dream that night.

It was a dream about the days when his name had been Milo; a nightmare about the human named Tommy and his shock-stick, and how it had burned so when the human had first used it.

Grey had awoken shivering in fear like a white-tail, Tommy’s harsh voice still ringing in his ears.

“Goddamn stupid monkey! That’s not how you do it! Can’t you even balance a ball, you useless animal?”

The chimpanzee remembered how he had shrieked at the first surge of agony, almost wetting himself with fear. He had only been a white-tail then, and only used to kind treatment from humans until that fateful moment.

He recalled his first human caretaker, the circus owner named Golda. She had been like a mother to the then Milo – he had never known his own mother, and he had loved her dearly. But she was old and had become very ill, and her son, who had taken over managing the circus, had decided that he had no interest in having animals in the show any more. People thought it was cruel, he had said, and fewer humans were coming to the circus because of this, so he had decided to find new homes for his performing animals, among them little Milo.

Tommy had promised Golda and her son that he would be kind to the young chimp, and that he would make him into a TV star. He even said that when the ape grew to adulthood, he would be retired to a primate sanctuary where he would be able to find a mate and have a family of his own.

But Tommy had lied – Milo had known only pain under his so-called care.

At least there had been one good thing about life with Tommy – the chimp had been able to make a friend. His very first ape companion – a bonobo named Koba, who he was now re-united with in his new life of freedom in the Muir Woods under the leadership of the kind and wise alpha male chimpanzee named Caesar.

Grey decided to seek out Koba and talk with him about the nightmares, as he was concerned that such dreams might be affecting Koba too.

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Makeup and Gypsy Jazz with Cirque du Soleil Cello Player @michaelcello

To see more photos of Michael’s work with Cirque du Soleil, check out @michaelcello on Instagram. For more music stories, head to @music.

Michael Levin (@michaelcello) has backed Katy Perry, played in a Christmas show with Andy Dick and currently is in the band for Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios, which is helmed by the director of Madonna’s MDNA tour. What’s garnered him the most attention, however, is a makeup tutorial.

Filmed in time lapse, his nightly stage makeup application is mesmerizing. He lines, powders and contours with the precision of Kim Kardashian West’s makeup artist, and then caps it off with a Kim K-worthy, kissy-face selfie.

“That’s probably the most plays on any video I’ve ever posted of anything. Go figure,” the 30-year-old cellist says over the phone from Denver. “To be perfectly honest, that was the part I was least excited about in the beginning. Now, I get why girls go so crazy over it and try to find the right products. I don’t know how many types of eyeliner I went through.”

Michael didn’t quite run off and join the circus, but his trajectory is pretty close. He grew up in Arizona, the son of two concert violinists. Within two years of studying at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, however, he realized there was no way he could follow in the footsteps of his mother, who is in her 40th season with the Phoenix Symphony.

“I wanted to be in a rock band! I wanted to utilize the cello in a modern way,” he says. He gave school one more shot at Arizona State, but chucked it before the semester was even over and moved to Los Angeles.

L.A. can be crazy-making for a creative person, but Michael thrived on the uncertainty. He posted on Craigslist, handed out his card at coffee shops and wandered around Guitar Center playing the pianos and chatting with customers. He met actress Shannon Woodward in his apartment complex, and she introduced him to her best friend, Katy Perry. (“I was playing with Katy Perry before Katy Perry was!” he says).

Meanwhile, he’d also auditioned for the Cirque du Soleil database in 2009. “In order to become an artist in one of Cirque’s shows, you first have to audition online and be accepted into their database. From there, they’ll pluck their talent. It’s the largest casting department in the world. It’s like Cirque NASA,” he quips. A talent scout called him right away, but Michael was “knee deep” in bands and told them it just wasn’t a good time for him.

A year and a half ago, though, his schedule freed up and he signed a two-year contract to play the “gypsy jazz, electro swing” music of Kurios. Set in 1900s Paris, Cirque’s 30th anniversary show has a steampunk aesthetic and takes place under a massive big top. It’s a city that has to be moved on the wheels of 65 semi-trucks.

Barring another circus beckoning him, soon he’ll have the option to re-sign.

“I imagine I’ll stay for a while. The show will go for 10 to 15 years,” he says. “I’ve always been a very nomadic person. It’s a great way to see the world.”

Besides, he continues, “I’m good at doing my makeup now.”

– Rebecca Haithcoat for Instagram @music

anonymous asked:

who is T.W. Barker? i see you have been working on fan fic with somebody lately. i recognize Chris Thorndyke but not T.W. Barker. is he from another Sonic show?

T.W. Barker is a character from the currently running Sonic Boom TV series. He’s a suave ass bullshitter wolf dog.(Yeah, I know he’s meant to be just a dog, but look at him. He looks more like a wolf than just a standard domesticated dog. At the very least I just chose to headcanon as a dog-wolf mutt.)

He’s one of the more minor antagonists in the show, and the local con man. But unlike the likes of, The Lightning Bolt Society, he’s actually fairly competent, and more intelligent compared to the average villagers in the show.

He’ll do shit like sell somebody a run down house and then continuously threaten them to make payments on it to him.

To capturing unsuspecting bastards and making them perform in his circus, or some other way for him to make money off of them.

anonymous asked:

how do you headcanon the batboys? like they're all described with black hair and blue eyes but like how do you really tell the difference? as an example, i always thought jason would be more muscular than his brothers with a square jaw and kind of more roguishly handsome while dick would be more classically attractive, etc? i just wanted ur opinion on this

I actually did make a post about that here… but I’m going to expound on it because I think it’s important and very interesting. Because not only are people (especially people of different backgrounds who aren’t related and Dick wasn’t even from Gotham) very different looking but also personalities create/are created by the physical limitations of the individual so it’s basically impossible to stress the many differences between the boys when they’re all the same height, weight, expression. Like… come one artists, you had one job. Gonna put this under the cut because wow I talk a lot and I clearly have put way too much thought into this.

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Creepypasta #750: Extra Ketchup

Length: Super long

Peter had this obnoxious way of withholding important information.

He’d tell you half a story, give you some sliver of knowledge, then flash his wide-eyed, square-toothed grin and you knew what was coming next.

“It’s no fun if I just TELL you!”

Bastard.

He had been doing this for as long as I’d known him. We met through a mutual friend who had actually warned me of this annoying personality trait. Don’t ask Peter anything, because “That’s how he gets you.”

We grew close based on a mutual interest in horrible Sci-Fi B-Movies and a general inability to grow up and join everyone else in the great maze of cubicles they’d disappeared into.

Basically, we were nerdy bums.

Aside from his obsessive need to control conversations by leaving out important points, you’d never take him for a weirdo. Short, kind of husky, he’d barrel into the room with a warm “Hello” and a strong handshake. Nobody who met him didn’t like him - at least until they actually got to know him. After a few separate conversations with Peter, folks would magically become too busy to hang out.

At one point, he actually seemed to have a chance with this young hairdresser. She was nuts. Short, crazy-colored hair, equally short fuse, and the need to tell everyone within earshot about her recent bathroom habits. The two of them seemed to be just damaged enough to work.

Then he told her about this new bar he had gone to, how he hung out there every night for a week and loved the place. When she asked why he stopped going… he grew that stupid grin… “It’s no fun if I just TELL you!”

She checked the place out, essentially based on what seemed to be his recommendation. It turned out the management wasn’t very on-the-ball when it came to health standards and she spent a good chunk of the following month with some gut-wracking supervirus.

Peter had gotten the same thing there. That’s why he’d stopped going.

As you’d no doubt imagine, the relationship ended soon after.

By virtue of being the only person who could stand Pete, and only because I knew how to talk to him without being duped, he eventually seemed to calm down around me. I could hold entire conversations with him and, much to the surprise of anyone who had met him, he’d actually behave like a normal person.

That is, until the one time I slipped up.

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Twin children of Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich. Cupcake’s younger siblings. Total dorks.

Jamboree Sandwich
Female/Earth pony
Nicknames: J, Jay, Jam
“This is gonna require stealth, subtlety, and most importantly…class. PB, get me my squeaky clown nose.”

Ridiculously perky and eccentric, Jam is a born comedian. Or, at least that’s what she claims. She and her brother form a two-pony comedy show, made up of equal parts stand up routines, song, and circus-like performances. Jam is a mare of many talents, including juggling (she can juggle up to seven machete blades), acrobatics, improv comedy, singing random songs right the fuck out of nowhere, dancing, and smacking her brother with a giant trout at inopportune moments. J is the brains of the operation(and she knows it) and comes up with most of their joke material, but relies heavily on PB to help deliver it.

Peanut Butter Sandwich
Male/Earth pony
Nicknames: PB, Peebs
“Here you go, lil’ fella, a balloon animal shaped like a walrus with a chainsaw!…What do you mean you wanted a bunny?”

Equally as chipper and prone to bursting into song as his sister, PB helps J form one half of a whole idiot. While J is smarter, PB is sweeter, often making enormous, elaborate balloon animals for foals and insisting they do their show for free (much to J’s annoyance). PB’s talents include playing obscure musical instruments (he’s pretty good on his dad’s accordion), writing silly parody songs, acrobatics, magic tricks, stand up comedy, and throwing pies at his sister at inopportune moments.

PB and J are best friends, and rarely, if ever, seen apart. The two actually get stage fright when they’re apart, so the show literally can’t go on unless they’re in each other’s line of sight.

The twins were bullied as children, and as such Cupcake is fiercely protective of them(even though both of them, as adults, are bigger than she is). The duo consider it their life mission to make their big sister actually laugh at one of their jokes. Godspeed, PB and J.

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the twins are still in development. I’d appreciate feedback :)
yep, i know they don’t have tails. i’m just lazy

MEETING PERSON FROM TUMBLR IN REAL LIFE?

Here are 50 questions/tasks you can ask yourselves/do together to “break the ice”.

You know, there are various relationships via the Internet, so one may jump at you and hug you crying your name and another may be still a bit shy, eventhough you’ve talked for ages online.

  1. Have you ever danced in the rain?
  2. Have you ever stayed up late and observed night sky?
  3. Have you ever seen shooting star?
  4. Describe your perfect pizza
  5. Your favourite word in English/any other language
  6. Your least favourite word in English/any other language
  7. Summer or winter? Why?
  8. Spring or fall? Why?
  9. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
  10. Choose a fruit that would decribe your personality best
  11. Your favourite colour?
  12. If you could have a differend name (or/and surname), what would it be?
  13. If you were to be named after place in the world (city, geographical spot or phenomenon), what would you choose?
  14. If you had a unicorn, what would you name it?
  15. Tell each other a knock-knock joke
  16. If you could join the circus, what would you perform?
  17. Can you play any instruments?
  18. Can you sing?
  19. Sing your favourite song
  20. Do you like dancing?
  21. Find a dance you both know and dance it together
  22. Do you think there’s life outside Earth?
  23. Why did the chicken cross the road?
  24. Favourite quote?
  25. Is Dolores Jane Umbridge a b*tch?
  26. Do you learn things fast?
  27. Do you prefer highliting printed text or rewriting most important information?
  28. How many languages can you speak?
  29. Have you ever taken a bottle of shampoo from a hotel?
  30. Write (each of you) a short story containing those words: “passionfruit, elf, mice, chocolate, bucket, mirror, cloud, water, earphones, coat” and read it out loud 
  31. Letters or e-mails?
  32. TV or books?
  33. Subway or taxi?
  34. How many spoons of sugar do you add to your tea/coffee?
  35. Describe your weirdest neighbour
  36. Have you ever cheated on an exam?
  37. What was first egg or chicken?
  38. Do you sleep with your door open or closed?
  39. Do you sing in a car?
  40. Spell ‘Mississippi’ as quick as it’s possible
  41. Beach or mountains?
  42. Day or night?
  43. Favourite type of cheese?
  44. Ketchup or mustard?
  45. What’s your favourite scent?
  46. Draw yourselves with eyes closed
  47. Have you ever won any kind of competition?
  48. Do you wear slippers at home or you go bare-foot?
  49. Do you talk/walk in sleep? If yes describe one funny situation of yours, if not - maybe someone you know does it?
  50. Prepare your own questions?

There you go. You can also use it as 'ask game’ here on tumblr!

Compass

…I may or may not be posting a couple of one-shots of post-finale things that are canon in my heart (and most of them will be unbearably fluffy, with the occasional whiff of angst thrown in for flavor).

First up: Mabel and Dipper’s first day back at school has a few setbacks, but nothing the Mystery Twins can’t handle together.


As the twins approached the school’s entrance, Mabel paused a few steps shy of the door. Dipper stopped next to her, shooting his sister a perplexed look.

They didn’t have time to dawdle, already at risk of running late after Mabel tried sneaking Waddles into her backpack this morning. Mom had been rather lenient in letting the pig stay, to the point of even allowing him to sleep in Mabel’s bed, but she had to draw the line somewhere.

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It took a while but I’ve finally created my own object head.

Anywho~! Say hello to Eights, the magic 8 ball head with fake rubber hands, a cockney accent, and the natural ability to defy gravity. 

He’s a fan for pastel colors.

EDIT: Finally fleshed this guy out a bit more.

ehehe Get it? Because he doesn’t have any flesh.

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*last updated 6/20/14

**alphabetical by fandom; stories listed in order of how much I loved them

***Naruto list is most comprehensive because that’s what I’ve read the most, but there are a couple of other anime fandoms in here as well

****if you have recommendations or if any links aren’t working, let me know!

avatar: the last airbender

  • Honor Among Thieves by ShatteringDaybreak: OC, in progress. The main character is a “thief with a heart of gold and a pathological liar with the very best of intentions.” Loved the idea, loved the writing even more. Follows canon, with a few OC-unique subplots and excellent characterization. Major characters include the Gaang and Zuko, but no romance yet. 
  • Kaze no Uta by Against.The.Current: OC, in progress. Only two chapters long, but already showing signs of excellent writing and great detail and description, as well as some serious world-building. “A grittier take on the ‘girl falls into another world’ trope.” Major characters (appear to) include Zuko.
  • Happy Endings, Book I: The Drifter by Distant-Moon: Zuko/OC, in progress. Extremely long, epic, doesn’t exactly follow canon due to a very interesting original plot involving the OC. Good characterization and character dynamics. Major characters include Zuko, and other OCs.
  • Final Exam by Magnusrae: OC, complete. "A young archer wants to prove she is worthy of being the best of the best. But while her technical skills are great, she lacks the proper yu-yan attitude. Will traveling with a banished Prince help her find her true path?“ Absolutely no romance, but a very good plot, excellent world building, and interesting OC.
  • Water: Twist of Fate by Sapphire-Raindrop: OC, complete with sequel. A well-written OC falls into Avatar world!fic. Excellent character dynamics. No romance that I’m aware of, but the sequel is categorized under it, so there probably will be. Main characters include Zuko and Iroh.

d.gray-man

  • Diamonds in Wine by moonlit.nocturne: Kanda/OC/Tyki, AU, complete. Less of a D.Gray-man OC story and more of a separate romance novel, but well-written nonetheless, especially if you’re fond of Kanda. Or Tyki.

fullmetal alchemist

  • Indebted by Velf: Edward/OC, Alphonse/OC, 2003 based, in progress. A post-movie OC fic. Really, really long. Good writing, realistic romance, tons of fluff, gets a little cheesy but there you go. Have I mentioned that it’s really fucking long?
  • Just One of Those Days by Marshmellowtime: Ling/OC/Greed, Brotherhood/manga based, complete with sequel.The main character wakes up to find that she’s a ghost, and teams up with Ling to figure out why. A bit of a throwback to those slightly crazy middle school OC stories, and the writing improves over time, but overall amusing and with an unexpectedly mature romance. 
  • Oh, no! by Witherychode: OC, in progress. A main-character-is-thrown-into-FMA fic. Kind of a middle school throwback, really, with its crack humor and somewhat unrealistic plot twists, but rates high on the sheer amusement scale and has its deep moments.

harry potter

  • The Reader by Frodo'sPen: Sirius/OC, complete. A girl-from-our-world-drops-into-HP, but with a twist: she can’t say or do anything that will change the future. Beautiful and epic; starts in Marauder’s Era and ends with book 7. Slow romance.
  • All or Nothing by Tsume Yuki: Self insert, in progress. The protagonist gets reborn as the child of circus-performers, who promptly die and leave her in the orphanage of Tom Riddle. Good writing, very interesting premise. Major characters include Voldy. No romance as of yet.

hunter x hunter

  • The Lost Night by Lyra Klaude: Killua/OC, in progress. I’m not a big Hunter x Hunter fan, but this is a really good romance–and, as the summary implies, it’s not cutesy in the least: "Killua was just like any normal, seventeen-year-old boy: an asshole.”

katekyo hitman reborn!

  • My Heavenly Judgment by colbub: OC, in progress. Reincarnation!with important explanatorylsideplot!fic. Generally good writing, interesting character, fascinating reincarnation premise. Major characters include Tsuna and Hibari. Romance in TYL!verse only.
  • Adoption by Memory25: OC, in progress. The main character is Hibari’s distant relative, and adopts him when his grandmother dies. A REALLY FUCKING CUTE young!Hibari family story.
  • Heart of Ice by Umei no Mai: Squalo/OC, in progress. “Trapped by the Mafia and sent to Namimori to keep an eye on the son of the Vongola External Advisor, Helene tries to settle into her new life under an alias and look after her little brother.” Intelligent!powerful!interesting!OC, somewhat Mary-Sueish but overlooked for the good writing, characterization, and world-building.
  • C'est la Vie by Ita-Neo: Squalo/OC (only barely), in progress. Snark, violence, and general crack in Varia’s mansion. Hilarious, but hasn’t been updated in a while.
  • Cries of the Heart, Echoes of the Night by Marshmellowtime: OC, in progress. She’s lazy and apathetic and has a shady past (of course), but she’s dedicated to Tsuna. No romance yet–but it’s in the genre listing and Marshmellowtime really likes making her male characters suffer unrequited love, so it’ll probably pop up eventually. 
  • Keeping Your Character by Insanity-Red: Self insert, in progress. The main character gets shoved in the body of Lambo. The results are slightly Mary-Sueish but very entertaining.
  • Casalinga by Freydris: self insert, in progress. The protagonist inserts into Nana. As the summary says–“BAMF!77." 
  • Zero by 999patentia: OC, in progress. The OC is a slow little girl (? robot?) without much thought except Xanxus, food, sleep, and Xanxus. Unique writing style and tone.
  • Lingua di Fiore by ShizukaRen-Hime: Xanxus/OC, in progress. Childhoodfriend!romance!fic. Cutesy and fluffy and dramatic.

kuroko no basuke

  • Egotistical by TheKiro: Aomine/OC, complete. Slow, fumbling, and adorable. School-desk-neighbor story. Really really REALLY good writing; definitely worth the read.
  • Lionheart by TheKiro: Akashi/OC, in progress. From the author of "Egotistical,” a romance brought forth by Akashi’s shogi hobby and appreciation for Japanese tradition, with TheKiro’s special touch of slow, realistic pacing, excellent character interactions, and so much cuteness.
  • The Ultimate Sophistication by LeoInuyuka: OC, in progress. The protagonist is a sports reporter for the school newspaper with a well-founded (angsty) grudge against the GoM. 'Nuff said.
  • The Definition of Happiness by noelswonderland: Hanamiya/OC/Kiyoshi, in progress. Angsty, realistic, and full of feels. Warning: anything with Hanamiya in it is painful af. *This writer also has a bunch of other knb stories, if you’re interested.
  • Of Pocky and Pepero by sunnykong1210: OC, in progress. A South Korean student (whose Japanese sucks) transfers into Murasakibara’s class in Yosen. The results are hilarious.

kuroshitsuji

  • Masquerade by noelswonderland: Alois/OC, complete. The only realistic Kuroshitsuji OC fic I’ve ever read. Depressing af because this series is depressing af. Don’t read if you don’t want pain.

magi

  • Enigma by Marshmellowtime: Sinbad/OC/Kouen, in progress. I’m a sucker for Marshmellowtime’s powerful-but-apathetic OCs–they create great plot and they’re hilarious to read. Follows canon. Quote in summary: “Must you always disappear all the time?” “Well, if I didn’t, you’d have nothing to look forward to.”

naruto
(see this ff.net community for a much longer, less choosy list)

  • Dreaming of Sunshine by Silver Queen: self insert, in progress. One of the first successful, well-written self insert fics, and the one that started the trend. Beautiful writing, sticks to canon but still makes it interesting. Not enough words to describe how awesome it is; if you haven’t read this yet and you’re browsing this list, GO CLICK THE LINK NOW. Major characters include Shikamaru and Team 7. No romance.
  • Vapors by ElectraSev5n: self insert, in progress (close to completion). Analytical, intelligent, Good Ninja of the Leaf, twin-sister-of-Naruto main character. Writing is choppy at the beginning, but smooths out later; excellent world-building. Major characters include Naruto, Kakashi, and Tsunade. No romance unless you read the other version at ao3, which is barely a romance, anyway.
  • What Doesn’t Kill You by Zbluez: self insert, in progress. Takes place in the Leaf, but with a unique, dark tone. Excellent writing, spot-on characterization, extremely complex and a well-developed (if slightly cruel) protagonist who happens to be Orochimaru’s (biological? experimental??) daughter. Major characters include Danzo and Orochimaru. No romance.
  • Aberration by Rin O’ Gen: OC insert, in progress. Main character finds herself in Naruto’s world and, through a series of accidents, adopts him. Unique OC, hilarious character interactions (particularly with Kakashi and Gai), and a refreshing look at how all that knowledge of the future would be used. Major characters include Naruto and Kakashi. No romance yet.
  • Dark Waters by TheMaraudersMischiefManaged: self insert, in progress. friendship, family, bloodshed, and betrayal in the Village Hidden in the Mist. Good writing, interesting moral ambiguity and separate plot from the canon, though not necessarily AU. Major characters include Kisame and Yagura, as well as more than a few other OCs, but no romance as of yet.
  • Bound by deardeer: OC, in progress. Given that the main character is cursed to obey Sasuke by clan tradition, it could very easily turn into a Sasuke/OC fic–but doesn’t. Extremely well written, excellent characterization and character relationships, and very long. Major characters include Sasuke and Shikamaru.
  • Decaying Bluebells by Darkpetal16: self insert, in progress. Probably my favorite of her numerous OC stories: unique protagonist (shy, quiet, Ino’s younger sister, not all-powerful, doesn’t keep her past reincarnation’s memories), fun character dynamics, diverges slightly from canon. Major characters include Ino, Kakashi, and–eventually–Yagura, but no romance as of yet.
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by cywscross: self insert, in progress. Main character is the bastard daughter of Jiraiya. By a writer who doesn’t usually do OC stuff, but is very good at writing slow!fixit!fics. Major characters so far include Naruto and Hinata. No romance yet.
  • A Glass of Crimson Souls by moonlit.nocturne: Itachi/OC, complete. Probably one of the only romance-centered Naruto OC stories I would ever recommend. This author’s a genius at writing painful romances with tragic characters. “Hate breeds passion, and passion breeds grief. And because Fate is cruel.”
  • Unsung Story of the Inconspicuous by Wrought: OC, in progress. The adventures of a normal genin as she tries to be “emotionally well-balanced and happy even if it kills her. Which, in Konoha, is almost a statistical certainty.” It’s hilarious and based on a very interesting premise. Major characters include many OCs, Naruto, and–oddly enough–Neji.
  • Reincarnation Roulette by Silver Queen: self-inserts, oneshots. Realistic-but-sometimes-depressing takes on potential self insert situations in the Naruto world.
  • Starting Out at Six Feet Under by sonyat: self insert, in progress. The chosen reincarnation!body is Rin–right after she’s supposed to die. The story is currently too short for good judgment, but if that’s not an interesting premise, I don’t know what is.
  • The Price of Living by LovelyWeather: OC, in progress. A depressing, gory, and psychologically bloody look at what would actually happen to OCs thrown into the Naruto world. Don’t read if you don’t want to hurt.
  • Till You Die by Mersea: Madara/OC, in progress. Pretty much a historical romance, since it takes place in the time before canon–it can be read without any knowledge of Naruto whatsoever. As painful and angsty as any romance with Madara would be.
  • Only a Moron by swabloo: Self insert, in progress. “–and a nutcase to the suicidal degree would ever find the concept of being born into the Shinobi world as cool.” A realistic but dark OC insert, set during the second war. No major canon characters as of yet–only brief interactions with Minato and Kakashi.
  • Necessary Things by SlimReaper: Kakashi/OC, in progress. A kind civilian woman who has a mysterious relationship with Naruto catches Kakashi’s attention. Fluffy, smutty, mostly well-written romance. Kind of follows canon but not really.
  • Ryukaze: Dragon Wind by Lanse: Neji/OC, complete. Doesn’t follow canon; assumes no Sasuke defection or Tobi/Madara. Basically a separate plot involving TYL!Neji and others. Solid writing–read if you like a good love story with fighting scenes.

ouran high school host club

  • A Vow by paresthesia: Kyoya/OC, in progress. More of the romance novel than anything else, but with a great main character and excellent Kyoya characterization.

tsubasa: reservoir chronicle

  • Hitsuzen yeah, right by Blood Butterfly: OC, in progress. The title and the first couple of chapters need work, but the writing gets exponentially better, and the protagonist is characterized well.

yu yu hakusho

  • Future Talk by Graphospasm: OC, in progress (unfortunately hasn’t been updated in a while). External (non canon) plot, very good characterization, one of the few fics I’ve seen with a well-written disabled!OC. Slow and somewhat painful romance.

I don’t religiously watch America’s Got Talent or Britain’s Got Talent or These Fucking Fuckers Are Talented As Fuck … but I will admit that when my insomnia kicks in and I need to fill my brain with stupidity at 3 a.m. on some random Tuesday, I’ll pull up YouTube and get lost in individual clips until sunrise. I’ve watched hundreds of acts over the years, and one frightening thing I’ve noticed is that no matter what country has talent, all of these shows desperately want to film someone’s death on stage.

I first noticed it when an engaged couple were performing a basic circus sideshow act. The man swallowed a sword and then put a small target in his mouth. The woman then accidentally shot him right in the goddamn throat with a flaming goddamn arrow. While the sword was still crammed down his stupid suckhole.

Now, obviously she didn’t do it on purpose. Though now that I think about it, it would have been the most awesome rejection response in the history of proposals. There was a malfunction with the crossbow, and fortunately the guy was fine. He at least had the presence of mind to not allow his gag reflex to clench shut around that sword, or shit could have gone downhill really fast. Still, the accident happened, and still, they showed it. They could have easily cut it out of the program, but they knew that flaming arrows to the throat always means great ratings. That’s just TV 101.

If that had been the only case of almost-manslaughter I’ve seen on the show, I would have just left it at that. But in true “what the fuck is wrong with the world” fashion, it’s not even close to the only example.

‘Got Talent’ Won’t Rest Until They See Someone Die On Stage

Mid-Year Music Predictions!

Hi, so I’ve had a few awesome 5H fans come to me and just ask my prediction on several 5H-related topics, and it really showed me that at least a few people see these music predictions and care about what I think about the pop music scene so thank you!!

A lot of mine from earlier this year were dead-wrong, so I’ve done some more careful consideration!

• Lady Gaga’s LG5 campaign will begin in August/September. One single will be very successful, becoming her 4th #1 hit. The album will be her most widely acclaimed work. The album will be a major shift from ARTPOP’s EDM. The first performance of the lead single shocks, as Gaga shows off newly fostered guitar talent.

• Katy Perry’s new album will be her least successful to date, scoring no #1 singles. It will also be her most acclaimed and mature album. Katy will be more involved in the composition and songwriting of this album more than any of her previous works. The album will be divisive among the fanbase, but also bring in older fans.

• Britney’s 9th album will be her second major comeback, in a similar vain to the way Circus revitalized her career in 2008. The album will be very sultry, with one of the hit singles being in the vain of Talk Dirty/Worth It. The lead single will premiere at the VMA’s

• Selena Gomez is working hard on her next album. Her next album will include her most robust songwriting credits and vocal showcasing, as Selena spends much of 2016 honing in on and strengthening her skills. If she doesn’t lose her vision of proving her naysayers wrong, her next studio album will be out by September 2017 and wow many.

• Camilla & Lauren are engaging in a secret relationship, and it will be made public by the beginning of 2017.

• Justin Bieber will begin another downward spiral of negative press attention.

• twenty one pilots’s single “Heathens” for the Suicide Squad soundtrack is certified Gold in the US.
“Ride” goes 2x Platinum and peaks in the Top Ten later in the summer.

• Melanie Martinez will be ready to start a new era by Spring 2017.

• Carly Rae Jepsen will deliver another fantastic pop album by the end of 2017, with many disco influences. It too will be under appreciated by the general public.

• The idea that Taylor Swift is taking a break is completely false. She will release an album in late 2016/early 2017 that will be more in the vain of RED than 1989.

• Rihanna does have another album of material in the vain ANTi, however, what she does with it is up in the air. If it is released, it will be out around January 2017; if not, a new album will be out by early 2018.

• Halsey will release new material in Summer 2017. It will polarize her fanbase as she cozies up to more mainstream pop.

• Christina Aguilera’s new album will be a return to her earlier albums sonically, with a stripped back sound that showcases her vocals. A lead single will be out by the end of 2016.

• Meghan Trainor will struggle to find hits in the US as her streaming power is very weak. “Me Too” and the winter ballad single are the only to crack the Top 15 of the Hot 100.

• Drake and Rihanna’s “Too Good” continues their year of hit singles.

• 2016 has at least one viral hit in store.

Barry being really upset after his mother dies and his dad is sent to prison and no one believes him when he talks about what he saw and he knows Iris is his best friend and Joe was nice enough to take him in, but he can’t stay there with them anymore. He has to get away from them. Away from Central City.

There’s a traveling Circus in town who call themselves the Rogues and they’re all pretty young. Ranging from Barry’s age to mid thirties. Iris practically begs Joe to take them and so he makes it a family outing type thing.

At the end of the show, Barry excuses himself to the bathroom. On his way, he runs into Leonard Snart. Maybe he’s an acrobat or a lion tamer or something. Something awesome. So they get to talking. Barry is maybe 12 and Len is 16 or 17. Anyway, Barry tells Len about how he wants to leave and everything that’s happened to him and Len helps sneak him onto the Circus train with them. Len knows a lot about hating your life and wishing you could leave everything behind and start over. Why not give this kid the opportunity?

Imagine how hard Joe takes that. Taking this kid in and doing everything to make sure he has a great life, only to lose him at a circus. It doesn’t even cross his mind that Barry would want to leave or leave on purpose. Imagine how long Joe looks for Barry. How worried Iris is. How heartbroken Henry is (Id imagine Barry writes him and tells him that he’s okay, but asks him not to tell Joe or anyone where he’s gone. Sometimes if the Circus is close enough, he’ll even go visit). It’s terrible. And Barry didn’t realize how selfish this was and how this would impact the people around him until he’s states away and it’s much too late. Maybe he ends up calling Iris. Letting her know he’s okay. Begs her to tell Joe not to come after him.

So yeah. He’s part of a circus now. And of course, when they find out Barry is there, they immediately want him gone. He has no talents! He just gets free food and a place to sleep and does none of the work? Unacceptable.

The real kicker is that Lewis Snart is in charge of everything. Forced his children into this life and picked up others along the way. Shawna, Mick, Mark, Hartley, and many more. So when Len finds out what Len’s done? He goes off. It’s Lewis, so there’s some abuse of course. But then Len promises to teach Barry everything he knows. Have Barry basically study under everyone there and find out what he’s good at. Lewis ends up agreeing. They’ve been looking for a replacement for a while now, and this is perfect.

I need Len looking out for Barry. Keeping him as far away from Lewis as possible. Using what money he has to buy books and whatnot so that Barry can continue his education. He’s responsible for putting Barry in this position, the least he can do is make sure the kid doesn’t grow up with an education that doesn’t go past the 7th grade. Pretty much big brother vibes here. Because we don’t have a lot of that in this fandom.

Except maybe Barry has a huge crush on Len. Part of the reason he so readily agreed to stowing away with a 17 year and a circus. He doesn’t actually realize what a bad idea that was until he’s older, but now? He loves it. He loves traveling. Loves being in the Circus. Loves performing and loves not having to stay in Central City. And Barry’s positive attitude and optimism definitely rubs off on everyone else there. He grows on them and they enjoy having him around. Even Lewis doesn’t torment him as much as he does everyone else.

Over the years, as they grow up, things are pretty great. Barry keeps up with his schooling (everyone helps him in whatever way they can), makes friends, takes care of Len and Lisa when Lewis gets a bit too rough, but other than that, things are going pretty well.

Years go by. Barry is 20. Len is 25. And the Circus isn’t making much money anymore. So in between shows, Lewis starts planning heists. Recruiting people in the Circus (and a few outsides) to join him to get them some extra cash. And Len doesn’t want to, but he really has no choice. Lewis threatens to hurt/kill Lisa if he doesn’t.

But it becomes more frequent, and this isn’t what Barry signed up for. He wanted fun. Adventure. He wanted to have a great life away from Central City, and this definitely isn’t it. Barry is left alone for the first few times, but Lewis ropes Barry into a few heists too. Threatening his life, probably. That makes the situation all the more real, and Barry is terrified. Lewis only makes him go along as a last resort, but then he starts volunteering just to make sure Len is safe.

Barry starts planning his escape. Confides in Lisa, who helps him. She’s wanted to escape from the beginning. They try to come up with a solid plan before confronting Len, but realize they won’t be able to do anything without him.

He thinks it’s a terrible idea. That Lewis would no doubt get his goons to hunt them all down and kill them. He wouldn’t put it past him. None of them would. But they do eventually convince him.

Maybe their next destination is miles away from Central, which gives Barry an idea. He dials Joe’s number from a pay phone, hoping it hasn’t change.

He tells him everything. About where he’s been. What he’s been doing. What Lewis has been doing. Tells him how sorry he is about everything. About how he’d understand if Joe hung up in his face and never talked to him again, but he really needs his (and the CCPD’s) help. To put Lewis away. To get the rest of the Rogues to safety.

(Part two will have more Coldflash lol)