Anon said:Hey! I just saw your OTP on a train prompt list and i immediately though of Bucky when I read number 7 xD if you’re doing requests for it, would you mind doing a bucky x reader with number 7? If not that’s totally cool!
@learisa said:For the OTP Meeting on a Train would you make 7 and 14 with Bucky please?
Word count: 743
“Hey you dropped you glove. It’s cold , you don’t want to
be losing it.”
*Its crowded and person A falls into Person B’s lap*
You shivered as you stepped onto the slightly warmer train,
the temperature only slightly better than it was outside.
You didn’t want to be outside, in fact, you didn’t plan on
leaving your house at all after the weather got super chilly overnight.
HELP! So I've been an avid sterek shipper for the past 2 years and they are definitely my self-proclaimed OTP, but recently, I have begun to lose interest in it, and I'm sadly becoming numb to it... is there anything I can do to respark that love for them???
//Anon, I am sorry to hear that :( Sometimes, that happens. We move on, even from things we love. But if you want to respark your love, I will try to help.
The main thing I do to keep my love alive is to separate the pairing from the fandom and the show. That helps me the most. I love Stiles and Derek. Sure, I love TW and the other characters, but the reason I’m obsessed with anything is Sterek. I love Derek’s stupid face and his grumpy eyebrows and his tough exterior and his soft yet resilient interior. I love Stiles’ stupid face and his beautiful eyes and his ramblings and his idgaf attitude unless he loves you, and you better watch out if he loves you bc he will burn down the WHOLE WORLD to protect you.
Maybe you need a good fic. When I get on a string of blah fics, I lose interest. But a good fic, that period where you are pulled in and you can’t stop reading about these two idiots falling in love for the 239802394th time…it’s magical. I can rec you fics if you want, fics that make me love the pairing. Or you can go trope hunting, which is what I do a lot. I want…historical! I want sports! I want coffeeshops! I want college! I want kids! I want deputies, prostitutes, slaves, amnesia, magic!stiles, human!derek, high school…there are so many possibilities. Find fics instead of relying on rec lists. Read outside of your comfort zone. I think sometimes ppl get stuck reading only what they like and don’t branch out and find new fics that can be exciting bc it’s different. I read two fics recently that are not usually my thing. One had a lot of pot smoking, the other was hate sex/enemies to lovers. Neither are my tropes and I usually avoid them. But they were recced to me highly, so I gave them a try. And I LOVED both of them. They were different than what I usually read, but it helped me get excited and think about the pairing in a different way. Read a long fic, esp if you avoid them. I avoid long fics a lot of times bc I’m a slow reader and have limited time. But some of the best fics I’ve read are over 100k. Read short fics. I don’t read much under 10k, but there are some great short fics that can give you a quick fix.
I guess where I find the most feels for Sterek is when I think about them together in ways I want to see. I write fic, so I do this a lot, but I have friends who don’t write fic who come up with ideas all the time. I just love thinking about Derek and Stiles’ lives, in so many different ways.
Like, I like to think about them being domestic, coming home from long days at work and bickering over who didn’t do the dishes the night before and what to watch after dinner. Taking baths together and washing each other’s backs and pressing each other against slippery bathroom walls and dropping to their knees to blow each other right in the shower. Derek helping Stiles keep from getting too obsessed with anything and practice moderation, and Stiles helping Derek learn to open up and accept that he deserves good things, like a partner and a house and a Pack and a family. Waking up together and snuggling together, maybe lazy morning handjobs while they’re kissing and don’t even care about morning breath. Derek being there with Stiles in the hospital when his dad goes in for something, and Stiles going to Derek’s family’s plots to put flowers on their graves. Derek sitting in the car while Stiles goes to his mother’s grave and refusing to listen as Stiles talks to her. Stiles and Cora ganging up on Derek when they play board games, watch television, choose a restaurant, or do anything really, but Derek doesn’t mind bc he loves that Cora loves Stiles and just stares in awe as Stiles interacts with her like he’s known her his whole life. He thinks about how his mother and father would have loved Stiles, and how he wishes his family could have known him. He thinks about Stiles laughing with Laura and running through the woods with his human siblings, imagines his mom watching them with tears in her eyes bc she’s so happy for them. Stiles sometimes hovers in the doorway when Derek and his father are standing in the kitchen cooking together, or sitting on the back porch drinking beers, or sitting in the living room watching baseball games. Stiles knows that Derek can sense him, but Derek never lets on, just keeps talking to the sheriff. And Stiles can see the love and pride that the sheriff has in his eyes when he looks at Derek, and there was a time he thought he’d be jealous, but he’s not jealous, oh no. He’s so fucking happy because he loves Derek so much and Derek deserves someone to be a father figure, even though he knows it’ll never replace his own father. But he sees the way Derek almost craves the sheriff’s touch on his shoulder, his approval, the way Derek’s chest almost puffs up when the sheriff calls him “son” and the way Derek just lights up when the sheriff hugs him. He never thought his dad would accept Derek, but he’s adopted him like a second son. And they grow old together, get gray and get wrinkles, and they’re still sneaking off to blow each other in public bathrooms and pulling over on the side of the road for a quick handjob at 50 bc if anything, they’re more in love at 50 than at 25, and they’re both in such good places, with adopted kids and a strong Pack and it’s good, and Derek’s accepted it.
Or maybe Derek shows up in DC after Stiles moves there for school. He’s there bc he’s been making his way across the united states and now he’s stopping in DC, and he catches Stiles’ scent on the street and thinks, no, this can’t be Stiles. But he follows it one day, and sure enough, sitting at a table on the quad of a college campus, surrounded by stacks of books and clicking away on a laptop is Stiles. And Derek watches him like a creeper and feels something he can’t put into words- is maybe too scared to put into words - and then he leaves bc he doesn’t want to disrupt Stiles’ life. But Stiles, of course, befriends the wolves on campus and ends up at a full moon pack party and guess who is there? Derek fucking Hale, all long limbs and Henleys and scruff and Stiles is just fucking angry, but happy to actually see him, so he acts cool and sarcastic, and the other wolves are confused about what’s going on, which is to say NOTHING about the confusion Derek and Stiles feel, and they aggressively snipe at each other for weeks when they HAPPEN to cross paths (bc Derek just happens to go to the coffee shop and public library near campus, and Stiles just happens to pester his wolf friends to invite him to things) and after weeks of being sarcastic shits and angry at each other, Derek ends up pressed against the brick wall in a side street bc Stiles pushed him against it and just kisses him stupid and they’re pretty sure they would have rubbed off on each other right there against the brick wall if someone hadn’t said something as they walked by. But they end up kicking out Stiles’ roommate and fucking each other into the mattress and Stiles doesn’t even care when his roommate comes back and gets an eyefull of Derek’s glorious ass bc he just tapped that ass all night long.
But maybe you want to think about them in AUs, like Derek as a baseball player and Stiles the batting coach, and they spend hours together training and have sweaty sex in the locker room. Or maybe they’re both turn of the century lords in fancy houses who need to get married bc it’s their duties, but they’re in love with one another so they’re sneaking around at London balls just to have a moment to kiss each other or to hold hands. Or maybe Derek is a mermaid and Stiles is a marine biologist who saves him from a net he’s been caught in, and Derek is terrified of him, but Stiles is like “dude, I just want to observe you for science!” and they fall in love as Stiles learns about merpeople but he never betrays Derek’s confidence, even when Derek introduces him to all his merfamily and Stiles could change science forever.
You may be ready to move on. You may pick up a new fandom or love, but you can still love Sterek. My first otp was Harry/Ron from harry potter, and I still love them though I’m not as active in the fandom.I still read fic sometimes. I’ve currently been obsessed with Downton Abbey and took a sterek reading/writing break, but I plan on writing again soon. Sometimes we need a breather just to renew our love.
Most of all, just remember that you love that grumpy werewolf and that rambling human, and despite all their bickering, they love each other and care about each other and will protect each other.
"Do you want the real truth on why I won't ask B out?"
"Yes, explain to me why you don't want to be happy."
"It's because I don't want to be forgetful of being so overjoyed from seeing them everyday. I don't want to lose the feeling I have when I'm with them. I'm scared of being happy for the cost of what's going to happen when I'm not. I don't want to love them and lose them because of it."
Bellarke AU where instead of being demoted to a janitor after Octavia was discovered and Aurora was floated, Bellamy was sent to Earth in a pod. When the Ark comes down and goes to war with the grounders he wants nothing to do with them. That is, until a certain Clarke Griffin stumbles upon him one day in the woods.
Aw.(Enters to find Amy) What is she doing here?
I called her.
mother thinks you might be losing your mind over me. As a neurobiologist, I was
Well, rest assured, I am in full possession of my faculties.
to sneeze): 25 cats!
Oh, God bless you, dear. Sheldon, sit down. Let’s talk.
All right, but you’re not fooling me. Whenever you say we have to talk, it
means you want me to listen.
Then stop talking.
Now, the reason I called Amy over was to find out what type of person she is.
And after chatting a bit, I have to say that while she is a perfectly unique
young woman, you two are definitely not suited for each other.
That’s a peculiar conclusion. By any standard, Amy is more similar to me than
anyone I’ve ever met.
Oh, I’m sorry, Shelly, I can’t see it.
Well, whether you see it or not is irrelevant. I can’t see subatomic particles,
but nevertheless, they’re there.
Well, putting aside the pig Latin, it’s a good thing that you two decided to
end the relationship so I didn’t have to end it for you.
Amy, after consideration, I believe we may have acted rashly. I propose we
resume our relationship and attempt to resolve our differences.
agree to that only if you’ll stipulate that 80% of our difficulties were caused
I’ll go as high as 40.
Done. You understand that moving forward, we deal with the fact that my mother
does not approve of you?
Amy: I do.
I find being cast in the role of bad girl oddly titillating.
Would you like to see my cats?
would. I love cats. They’re the epitome of indifference.
Ah, then you may find Zazzles a little cloying.
Here’s everything I love about the Anastasia Musical (Part One)
So!! I’ve finally collected my thoughts and was able to list out everything I love about this musical (this was supposed to be limited to like 5 songs but I couldn’t pick just a handful bc they’re ALL SO GOOD). Keep in mind, I haven’t seen it live yet, just listened to the album and watched that First Look preview hundreds of times. Pleeease don’t mention any spoilers or anything bc I really wanna go see it for myself some day! Warning: long post lol
The first few notes of Prologue: Once Upon a December gave me chills omg
I love how they really touched on just how much Communism affected everybody. Life was pretty crappy for everyone and it’s important that it’s discussed. Like, the exchange between Anya and Gleb (“I can’t lose this job…”) really highlights to me that they were all hungry, desperate for work, etc. and it not many people had any hopes for a better future…
“The skies are grey, the walls have ears and he who argues disappears!”
“We’re good and loyal comrades and our favorite color’s red!”
“Two cans of beans, comrade?” “… doNE”
The collective “SHHH!!”
DONT!! GET ME STARTED!! ON IN MY DREAMS!!!
Christy’s voiCE I CANT
When I was first listening to this I was like “ohhh boy… I’m already crying on the 3rd song…. this is gonna be an emotional ride”
“Call the child anYA”
“Is it Pariiiiis? Paris…”
“And I HEAR A VOICE WHISPER ’I’LL MEET YOU RIGHT THERE’ IN PARIIIIIIIS. Paris…”
“You don’t know what it’s like not to know who you are”
“But I still have this faith in the truth of my dreammmms”
“AND MYYY DREEAMS. SEEEEM TO SAAAAY. DONT BE AFRAID TO GO ON. DONT GIVE UP HOPE COME WHAT MAYYYYY”
“I know it all will come baaaaack ONE DAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!”
Anya/Christyyyyy you’re breaking my heart stop it just started
Honestly the whole song is beautiful
All of Learn to Do It is great too bc wow that’s a mood changer from the last song lol
“How do you become the person you’ve forgotten you ever were?”
“Am I floating?” “Like a sinking boat”
“I never cared for stroganoff!”
“I don’t like being contradicted.” “That makes two of us!”
“I’ve hAD it!! And I hATE YOU BOTH!”… “Don’t forGET I don’t remember anything! Get OUT and let me be!”
She takes a big breath before she lists everything she learned lol
Ramin’s so talented what the heck
“I heard the shots…. I heard the screams… but it’s the silence after I remember most.”
“A revolution is a siiiimple thiiiiiiiiiing” my guy, my dude, my man,, no…. that is false,,,
DEREK’S VOICE!!!!! MY PETERSBURG IS ICONIC
“Funny when a city is all you know, how even when you hate it something in you loves it sooooo!!”
“There’s a boy, growing up, all I’ve been, all I’ll be…”
“Funny how a BOY CAN GROOOOWWWW! Funny how a city tells you when it’s time to goooo!”
“But tonight, there’s a sky and quite a viewww… welcome tooooooooooo….. My PetersBUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRG!!!”
I know that Once Upon a December is exactly the same as the movie but Christy’s voice is so gorgeous so I need to talk about it
“Accross my meeemoryyyyyyyy….”
THE ENSEMBLE!!!! HOLY CRAP!! THEIR HARMONIZING IS SO HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL IT LITERALLY SOUNDS LIKE GHOSTS DANCING WOW IT GIVES ME CHILLS
The piano rising in a crescendo
“FAARRRR AWAY! LOOONG AGOOOO! GLOWING DIM AS AN EMBER!”
Christy’s voice at the end my lord
The whole orchestra in this song is amazing
OKAY SO. STAY, I PRAY YOU. IS VERY UNDERRATED. LIKE. WHEN I FIRST LISTENED TO IT I WAS JUST SITTING ON MY COUCH WITH TEARS ROLLING DOWN MY CHEEKS AND WAS LIKE “why…. am I crying… about crossing the russian border…. when I’m not even Russian…. what the heck….”
And!!! It emphasizes the fact that this is communist Russia. You don’t leave!!
Constantine’s voice here is so haunting and The strings are lovelyyyyyy
This is like that one song from Sound of Music when they cross the mountains lol
THE ENSEMBLE AGAIN….
Christy’s and Derek’s harmonizing is b e a u t i f u l
“How to go wheRE IIIIII HAve never gone befoooorrre…”
“Let me have a moment, let me say goodbyyyyyye….”
My absolute favorite part is how it slowly fades from the entire cast singing and repeating “iiiii'lll bless my homeland….” to just the trio, to dmitry and Anya, and finally until it’s just Anya left…. “iiii'lll bless my homeland… tillllll I diiiiieeee…” It’s so chillingly beautiful I’m never gonna get used to that
We’ll Go From There is so pure and happy!
“Some women say I look distinguished this way”
“Meet the royal. Mess!”
“Why did I say? yes?”
Again, Derek and Christy’s harmonizing is amazing how–
“Getagripandtakeadeepbreath and soon we’ll know what’s what”
“Oh what a lovely ride! And what a lovely dayyyyy! For a totally illegal geeeeetawayyyyy!”
“From theeeeeEEeeeeeeEEeeeeerrreeeee! We’ll go from there!!” Bum
Ramin is baaaack with more angst and beautiful vocals in Still!
“A son becomes a man! At his faaaaather’s knee…”
“But then you see her eyes, and something in them tells you that she ABSOLUTELY LIES”
I KNOW THEY DIDNT CHANGE ANYTHING FROM JOURNEY TO THE PAST BUT IT MUST BE DISCUSSED
It’s so empowering I’m PUMPED like every time I hear it I have to get up and run around like I’m the one performing or making a music video
“Peo.ple always say, Life is full of choices, but no one ever mentions. fear…”
“Home. Love. Faaaamily. There was once a time I must have had them tooooo… Hoooooome, loooooove, faaaamily! I will never be complete until I find youuuuuu!” (Brb crying)
THE ENTIRE LAST STANZA. EXCUSE ME WHILE I KEEP SCREAMING ABOUT THIS.
Christy’s voice in “THINGS MY HEART STILL NEEDS TO KNOOOOOW!”
“YES!!! LET THIS BE A SIIIIIGN!! LET THIS ROOOAD BE MINE!! LET IT LEEEAD ME TO MY PAAAAAAAAAAAST!!! AAAND BRING ME HOOOOME!! aaaaAAAAAT LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAST!!!!!”
AKFKFINGSG SF,F SHES SO TALENTED THAT LAST NOTE OMG
I’m always out of breath when this song is over lol
Paris Holds the Key always pumps me up omg
“Everything is is avant-garde, or chic!”
Dmitry’s part tho…
“There’s hope in the aaaair!”
The one and only thing I’m kinda bummed about is that they didn’t include that one part from the original where everyone is singing in the final chorus and then it’s just dmitry singing “toooo… Herrrr….” and then the ensemble finishes it off. Idk it’s so heartbreaking but that’s probably my favorite part from the original song and I’m kinda sad they cut that bit (but it’s ok bc DEREK)
Crossing A Bridge is VERY underrated too omg
The orchestral part is beautiful and again CHRISTY’S VOICE
“Halfway between where I’ve been, and where I’m goiiing…”
“Me on the left bank, you on the riiiight!” And then Her voice at “every light is like a promise..”
I love how the middle it’s kinda loud and emotional but it ends really soft and quiet
Watching Christy’s “Royal Misfits” vlog made me love Mary Beth Peil bc she kinda reminds me of my Nanna, so Close the Door broke my heart a little
I love the mood of Land of Yesterday bc they’re complaining that they’re no longer rich lol and Lily’s like “well we’re not dead now!” And my favorite: “RUSSIAAAAAA!!!”
IN A CROWD!!! OF THOUSANDS!!!! I SOB EVERY TIME I LISTEN TO IT. The chemistry btwn Christy and Derek is magical (I mean I haven’t seen them but) I can hear them smiling and their harmonizing is just… good lord. And the tension is so real
“You’re making me feel I was there too.” “Maybe you were, make it part of your story”
I love that you can hear the shift in Christy’s voice from playful and humorous to a dawning, frightening realization (“and I tried not to smile, but I smiiiiled… and then… heeeee bowwwwed…!!!!!” “Um, I didn’t tell you that” “You didn’t have to!! I remember!!!!” And then a heavy pause)
“With the sun in my eyes you were gone… but I knew, even then, in a crowd of thousands… I’ll find you… aaaagaaaaain…..” AIGFHGKVNID THEY FOUND EACH OTHER EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO CRY
“Your highness…” !???!???? WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING TO MY HEART
Meant to Be is beautiful (especially the orchestra) but I’m gonna skip to QUARTET AT THE BALLET. BC HONESTLY ITS ONE OF MY FAVORITES. The striiiings….
“My past and my future so neeeeear…” and then Dmitry breaking my heart again with “next to me this frightened girl, holding tight as the dancers whirl”
The whole part where Dmitry and Gleb are singing together omgggg “ITS FATE!! THAT BROUGHT US HEEEEERE”
And don’t! Get me started on the part where they’re all singing together it’s so intENSE it’s honestly one of my favorite parts from the whole musical. And!! DMITRY’S PART OMG HE REPRISES JOURNEY TO THE PAST “hooome, looove, faaaamily…. she will have all of it!! I will help her…” AKFJOND HE KEEPS BREAKING MY HEART HE LOVES HER SO MUCH #OTP
“Find a wayyyyy…. ANASAAAAAAASIAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!”
Again Dmitry just loves her… Everything to Win messes with my heart. “I didn’t know, she mattered to meee… but now I can see, she doooeees…” (and later Anya says the same thing omg what kind of romantic crap is this, “conman and princess get their wish and fairytales come truuuue!” *clenches fist*) and “with everything to win, the only thing I lose… is youuuuuu…” :(
I love how Gleb interrupts Anya’s pining for dramaaaaaaa. “If you really are Anastasia do you think history wants you to have lived??” “YES, why don’t you!?”
“All but one. Finish it, I am my father’s daughter.” “AND I AM MY FATHER’S SON!” ( I can actually hear Anya standing with her chin held high staring at him straight in the eyes, a challenge, a dare) and a gun clicks and omg my heart started racing
“Look at their faces in mine, hear their screams, see their BLOOD.” … “Do it! Do it and I will be with my parents and my brothers and sisters in that cellar in Yekaterinburg all over again!!” GOOD LORD ITS SO INTENSE
“WE HAVE A PAST TO BURYYY AAAANYAAAAAAAA!!!!”… “A reVOLUTION IS A SIMPLE THING!!”
The ending is absolutely perfect… “she was a dream. A beautiful dream.” And then “the case is closed. But still….” and the ENSEMBLE COMES BACK. They didn’t have to go so hard, man
Everything about that fight between Betty and Jughead in the garage and Jughead actually mouthing the very thing I’m actually afraid the writers may do “Till Archie changes his mind and wants you back”
When Jughead punched Chuck when he was telling everyone about what Betty did
When FP told Jughead to go back and talk to Betty and how he’s got something good going with her and not to lose that
Jughead and Betty talking at the diner, him kissing her hands, them kissing and leaning over each other.