our memories are numbered

anonymous asked:

Hi love! What would you say the top ten sterek fics you've ever read are?

This was REALLY HARD. Mainly bc it’s hard to choose only 10. Because I’m leaving off some great fics (which is why there are more than 10 on here :3)! And some I get mixed up bc I read them so long ago and near each other. (You can always browse my fave fic list here) But I’ve narrowed it to this list. These are the fics that really left impressions on me. They’re all amazing and deserve to be read and loved!!! So…have a TOP 27 FAVE STEREK FICS list :DDDD

1. Cry Havoc by ladyblahblah

In Beacon Hills, the two-year war that’s been raging between werewolves and hunters has begun spilling over onto the civilian population. Meanwhile, in Boston, when the tattoo on Stiles Stilinski’s back is damaged on a late-night hunt he begins to have dreams that lead him across the country, drawn by an inexplicable conviction that he’s needed there. When he discovers that Derek Hale began the war after his mate was killed, Stiles finds himself being offered a strange deal: figure out how to bring the alpha’s mate back, and peace talks can begin.

2. Where the Inevitable Isn’t by Survivah

Stiles has a magical thingamajig that’s supposed to get him out of danger. Trouble is, it took him really, really far out of danger. Like, to the point where he isn’t in the same universe anymore.

“A part of Stiles had been thinking that he’d come home, and just go, ‘hey, Derek, are we mates and you just haven’t said anything about it?’ and Derek would reply, ‘now you mention it, we are indeed! Now come to my bedchamber, where we will have super hot sex and then cuddle after!’”

3. Pack Up; Don’t Stray by the_deep_magic

AU – Werewolves are an enslaved underclass, collared and tagged by human masters. Detective Stilinski’s on duty the night they bring in an untagged stray.

4. Our Memories Are Numbered by rufflefeather

Stiles’ Jeep grinds to a halt, he sees someone running through the rain, he’s not expecting it to be Derek. He’s not expecting a Derek without any memories either, or an Alpha pack that’s coming for all of them. He probably should’ve, because lately nothing goes the way he expects.

5. Ad Astra Per Tentaculum by morganoconner

Space contains a multitude of different species, and Derek has seen and helped a lot of them in his time taking down branches of the slave-trade organization. But this is the first time he’s seen an Aloshrivnik. It’s not the tentacles that draw him in; it’s the goddamn eyes that stare at him without backing down.

“Stiles,” it says to him. “My name is Stiles.”

6. Part of My Melody by hayesgeneration

Derek is a professional classical musician who has found himself lost without a muse, without goal and without even a hint of spark. He’s almost settled nearly contently (if not slightly unwillingly) on having to live his life as a recluse, when his sister finally grows tired of his antics, giving him a Christmas ultimatum.

7. Littlest Alpha by triedunture

Derek and Stiles have taken out the Alpha Pack and pretty much saved the world. Okay, the town. Okay, their remaining friends. But the Alphas left something behind: a baby. And this baby is an Alpha too. Derek is determined to take care of the abandoned child, and Stiles is stuck going along for the ride.

But Stiles doesn’t expect the ride to include seeing another side of Derek, or to find another way to say “family.”

8. Holding Your Own Weight by zjofierose

Stiles Stilinski is the best trapeze artist west of the Mississippi, but that doesn’t do him much good without a catcher. Enter one quiet roughneck who calls himself Derek and knows maybe a little too much about circus arts for someone who was hired to schlep tents. But Derek has his secrets, and so does the new girl, Allison. Who’s being hunted and who’s being haunted, and will Stiles ever be able to convince Derek to help him fly again?

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Memorization Tips

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Aim to understand before you memorize. It’s so much more valuable to know the meaning of the word than to be able to recite a word for word definition out of a textbook.

Try to get the correct information the first time you learn about it, by paying attention and asking questions. It’s hard to remember things, but it’s even harder to overwrite incorrect memories.

Organize the information. There are theories about how many spaces our working memory has, the numbers vary but it’s not very many. If you’ve never heard of working memory, it’s your short term memory and where the information you’re currently handling is stored. For example, let’s say I showed you this random string of numbers. Memorizing it would be pretty hard, because we definitely have less than 16 spaces in our working memory. But as soon as I group them like this, each group is a single “thought” and you only need to remember four things.

Some ways to do this are with numbers and categories. If you can remember that there are 16 numbers in the sequence, it’s much easier to be sure of the numbers than if you have no clue when to stop. You can also group information into categories, so they’re like the four groups of numbers instead of the 16 individual ones.

The way we recall things from our memory is using cues. Sometimes they’ll be test questions, sometimes someone might say something that reminds you of something else. The best way to make it easy for you to remember something when asked is to have a lot of cues connected to it. You can connect the information to an actual example. The best connections you can make are ones that make the information interesting or connected to your life.

Get an impression of the material from as many senses as possible. For example, you could read your notes out loud. Then you’d be getting the information through sight, hearing, and even feeling your mouth moving.

Active studying is more valuable than passive studying. If you just read over your notes or textbook, you’re only reinforcing that you recognize the information, not that you can actually recall it when you have a blank test paper in front of you. Some active studying techniques include practice tests and flash cards.

Take breaks between study sessions. It’s generally better to study for 15 minutes a day over a span of a week than for two hours on one day.

Sleeping is also very helpful to strengthen your memory.

It also helps to walk while you study.

Write instead of typing. Unless you can’t get all of the essential information down fast enough when writing.

Use mnemonic devices. For example, you can use HOMES to remember the names of the Great Lakes.

Make up a rhyme or song. I did this in sixth grade for a project and I still remember the song, and I still remember a bunch of random facts about plate boundaries.

cause your favorite color is me

pairing: riley matthews & lucas friar 
word count: 2,006 
prompt: “day one: canon verse - something that takes place in the canon universe as we know it”
written for: rucas fanfic week 2017
summary: because riley’s always loved the color purple, but she’s fairly certain the color green might be the most beautiful color she’s ever seen in her life. 
notes: here’s my day one fic!! i’m not really sure exactly what prompted this idea, but i’m pretty pleased with the overall outcome. it doesn’t necessarily take place within a certain time frame, it’s post ski lodge, set sometime within freshman year of high school. it’s fluffy, and hopefully brings you feelings. enjoy! 

For the first fourteen years of her life, Riley is absolutely, one hundred percent positive that her favorite color is purple. Ever since she was a little girl, it had always been the color she had felt the most love for. On Halloween, she wanted to wear the purple princess dress, not the pink one, on her birthday she asked that all her presents be wrapped in purple wrapping paper.

On top of all of that, almost every creation she’s crafted in art class is splashed completely in purple and her stuffed purple cat, Violet, is one of her most prized possessions. It’s very easy to tell that her favorite color is purple.

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you really make me question what we are exactly. one moment you act like you’re into me, and i feel like i’m flying. but the next it seems like you don’t.

you wouldn’t believe just how much time i’ve dedicated into you, and i’m desperately hoping it wasn’t all for nothing.

what are we?

i’m not sure if our good memories are numbered, and i’m not sure if they’re genuine

surely, they are. but the everlasting confusion clouds my judgement, and i’m not sure what i’m supposed to be holding on to

A Sterek Fic Rec to get through Monday for those not watching the new season:

I’ve compiled a list of new fics, oldies-but-goodies, and all around favorites that I’ve come across over the years. 

Enjoy!

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High school AU’s:

  • Binomial Coefficients by DevilDoll 
  • So Shed Your Skin and Lets Get Started by halfhardtorock 
  • the lunch table configuration by thepsychicclam 
  • Practice Makes Perfect by blacktofade 
  • This Might Be Irony by thepsychicclam 
  • seems to me it’s chemistry by HalfFizzbin 
  • John Hughes Did Not Direct My Life by nascentgalaxies 
  • We Are So Intimately Rearranged by secondstar 
  • I stopped believing in happy endings by otatop 
  • Why don’t you say so? by sassywerewolfuncle 

College AU’s:

  • No Homo by RemainNameless 
  • There is a Brotherhood by minusoneday 
  • Hemingway Can Suck It by KuriKuri 
  • Losers by stilinskisparkles 
  • It’s Called a Heart Boner by RemainNameless 
  • The Chemistry Between Us by coffeeinallcaps 
  • My Bitchy Soulmate by tee_tee 
  • Hemingway Can Suck it by  KuriKuri
  • Hot Nerd Alert by alisvolatpropiis 
  • A Certain Romance by Vendelin 

Kid fics:

  • DILF by twentysomething 
  • our lives are changing lanes by grimm 
  • Trust In This (Even If You’re Scared Stiff) by otter 
  • Stiles’s Story Time by trilliath 
  • He’s Not Mine by Sunnee 
  • The Littlest Alpha by triedunture 
  • Reasonable to Assume by Saucery 
  • Daddy Do’s by apocryphal 
  • How Derek Met His Smallest Fan by purpleduvet (maga_nw) 

Famous AU’s:

  • soulmates tbh by bleep0bleep
  • my heart’s been offline by thepsychicclam 
  • Midnight Wolf vs Abominable Snowman! by KuriKuri 
  • Take Me Back To The Start by thingcalledlove 
  • Dancing With The Moon by starsandgraces 
  • Play Crack the Sky by  WeAreTheCyclones
  • Just Act Normal by zosofi 
  • Wheatgrass and Froot Loops by WhoNatural 
  • In Fashion by stilinskisparkles 
  • Kiss Me and Fall Asleep by KuriKuri 

Period AU’s:

  • an exaltation of larks by llassah 
  • With Warmest Regards (Affectionately Yours) by asocialfauxpas (fuzzytomato) 
  • Burning Glances (Turning Heads) by Yiichi 
  • Phoenix by Unloyal_Olio 
  • Kindred Spirits by Stoney 
  • I Am Your Liege by relenafanel 
  • Never Did Run Smooth by blacktofade 
  • heart as black as night by thepsychicclam 
  • Like Heaven Catching Lighting by weathervaanes 
  • And the Cry Goes Out by secondstar 

De-aged AU’s:

  • Where Clouds Roll By by ohanotherday 
  • Beware of the Spell by MemeKon 
  • Hold On, Hold Tight (make it through another night) by callunavulgari 
  • The Time Traveler’s Prerogative by weathervaanes 
  • The Time Traveler’s Prerogative by weathervaanes 
  • Baby One More Time by Castielific 
  • Hormonally Yours by Nokomis 
  • Out of the Mouths of Pups by cardel 
  • Sticks and Bones by kellifer_fic 

Apocalypse AU’s:

  • thank god your heart is too close by hoars  
  • In This Twilight How Dare You Speak of Grace by secondstar 
  • The Isolationists by velveteenshadowboxer 
  • Ride by wolfbeater 
  • Come with Me and Walk the Longest Mile by DevilDoll 
  • It’s a mad, mad world by ElisAttack 
  • We, the Monsters by neko_fish 

A/B/O dynamic AU’s:

  • What Stays and What Fades Away (you can’t choose) by standinginanicedress 
  • Knot if You Don’t Knock by jsea 
  • The Chase by saltandbyrne 
  • Nowhere Man by 1lostone 
  • Eat, Knot, Love by pandabomb 
  • Alpha Spikes by starbeast 
  • Hello, Heartbreaker by astoryaboutwar (ofalexandra) 
  • Scent Left Unsaid by bleep0bleep 
  • The Dating Game by lielabell 
  • All You Ever Needed to Know About Knotting by KuriKuri 

Mermaid AU’s (this is me we’re talking about, it was bound to happen):

  • No Oceans Left by zoemathemata 
  • Hurricane Stiles by Shake_n_Blake 
  • Sea Foam and Sunshine by Jenetica 
  • Mermaider by nothing_left_sacred 
  • Sui Tollech Gwanna Tach Omen by atlaspeaks 
  • You Make Me All Achy by Emela 
  • Fathoms Below by Saucery 
  • Cold and Deep with Bite Beneath by orangecrow 
  • Where Angels Dance by xxxillusionxxx 
  • Whatcha’ reading? by scarlettletterr 

Pornstar AU’s:

  • Desperate But Not Serious by sofonisba_found 
  • I want you (no, I mean your art) by ElisAttack 
  • Prepared by ericaismeg 
  • All’s Fair in Orgasms and War by bleep0bleep 
  • Love Runs Wild by DevilDoll 
  • Dating Backwards by RemainNameless 
  • Love Comes in Spurts by talktowater 
  • Skilled Direction by ashley_ingenious 
  • Dude, is porn a taxable income? by ElisAttack 
  • Two Hearts Race (Gay Porn Edition) by kat_fanfic 

Fusion AU’s:

  • That Which You Cannot Undo by uraneia 
  • Not Like Bond & Moneypenny by WhoNatural 
  • Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble by pandacowhipster 
  • By Moon And Stars by kellifer_fic 
  • But Not With Haste by uraneia 
  • Stardust by raisesomehale 
  • Easy Alpha by interropunct 
  • Seriously, it’s like you’re photoshopped. by nevermetawolf 
  • we’re catching bullets in our teeth (it’s hard to do but they’re so sweet) by prettyasadiagram 
  • I thought the world would move on by raisesomehale 
  • Bonding for Beginners by Ember 
  • No Superman by WhoNatural 

Amnesia AU’s:

  • By Any Other Name by entanglednow 
  • Remember Me by stilinskisparkles 
  • Our Memories Are Numbered by rufflefeather 
  • It Starts When You’re Around by strobelighted 
  • should the pillars of memory topple out of my reach by bleep0bleep 
  • And We’ll Be Complicated by ingberry 
  • To Feel Your Heart as It’s Keeping Mine by Vendelin 
  • Ephemeral by thegirlgrey 
  • Take Me Back to the Start by TroubleIWant 
  • The Man in the Snow by mikkimouse

Magic!Stiles:

  • Play It Again by metisket 
  • A Desperate Arrangement by mikkimouse 
  • A Life Less Ordinary by Jebiwonkenobi 
  • hope is the thing with feathers by ShanaStoryteller 
  • Stiles, why is Derek Hale passed out on our front porch? by marguerite_26 
  • flint & tinder by grimm 
  • A Thousand Fiery Suns of Angst - Just Press Play by apocryphal 
  • In Desperate Times by Nokomis 
  • Noticed by InTheArmsofaThief 
  • Soulseeker by alisvolatpropiis 

Outsider POV:

  • From the Cradle to the Grave by  jezziejay
  • Five Times the Sheriff Found Derek Hale in His Son’s Bedroom by suzvoy
  • Derelictions of Duty by Regann 
  • the lovers [murderers] in 9B by ofherlionheart 
  • Single Parent, Multiple Problems by hoosierbitch 
  • a target that I’m probably gonna miss by HalfFizzbin 
  • Little Talks by pollitt 
  • hear his alibis by 1001cranes 
  • i’ll fall (forever endlessly) by shipmateee 
  • New Morning by Captain_Loki

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There’s so many more wonderful sterek fics out there, probably a handful for any AU or trope you can think of. This is just a little taste of the 30,000+ fics just on Ao3 alone.

I’m so proud of this fandom, lets keep doing us♥

One day your texts will just be words,
Our pictures will just be memories,
Our anniversary will become just numbers.
I will forget what your kisses felt like,
How warm your hugs are,
I will forget the way you smell.
I won’t feel butterflies in your presence,
Your name will no longer resonate with me.
Your eyes will become strangers,
Your smile foreign.
And in time,
You will become a ghost
—  A.P

daximed  asked:

Have you read (or written) any good sterek amnesia fics? Like one other the other loses thier memory for whatever reason and slowly falls back in love all over again? You're my go to for fic recs so I figured I'd ask uvu ❤️

I’ve written a short ficlet once, and also:

  • should the pillars of memory topple out of my reach by bleep0bleep (T, 4k)  If Stiles didn’t know any better he’d say that look in Derek’s eyes is adoring, but he does know better, and also amnesiac Derek thinks they’re married. Which is the only fact he hasn’t questioned so far, which is the weirdest thing.

Here are the recs, for amnesia (long term, temporary, magical, etc)

Both have amnesia

  • By Any Other Name by entanglednow (E, 33k) He doesn’t know his name, he doesn’t know who he is, and neither does the werewolf he’s on the run with. But he’s pretty sure they hunt monsters, because they seem to be really good at it.
  • until we wake by verity (E, 2k) ”It shouldn’t have affected Derek,” Lydia says over the phone. “But maybe—because of your bond.” ”What bond,” Derek says.
  • I Do Do You? by captain_loki (E, 7k) Stiles and Derek wake up hung over and married in a hotel room in Las Vegas. It wouldn’t be so bad if the year before their relationship hadn’t fallen apart.
  • has time rewritten every line by kellifer_fic (T, 15k) No, dad. Listen to what I’m saying. Yesterday, I was eighteen. I’m not speaking metaphorically, or about the way I feel or whatever. I was eighteen, we lived in the house on Maple, the last conversation we had was about how fries didn’t count as a vegetable and I, uh, wasn’t married.

Stiles has amnesia

  • Remember Me by stilinskisparkles (T, 4k) When Stiles wakes up he sees a pair of eyebrows knitted together. He blinks and a blurry face comes into view. The face looks angry, no, furious.
  • Black Out Days by Stoney (T, 13k) Myocardial contusion: literal crushing and bruising of one’s heart. There’s an accident. All Stiles can remember is how the handsome guy sitting next to his hospital bed makes him feel. And that the accident happened at a wedding. Which means…
  • Wake me up with the morning light by rufflefeather (T, 2k) Derek goes into magic induced dreams to have what he lost.
  • El Corazon del Lobo by heartsdesire456 (M, 23k) Derek drove back into Beacon Hills on a Tuesday morning seven years after he had left it last with one single thought: “Why am I doing this?” But in his heart, Derek knew exactly why. (In which Stiles suffers temporary memory loss and any serious emotional trauma could give him permanent damage so Scott calls Derek to come back and fake like he and Stiles are still together so that Stiles can heal)
  • Stilinski Exclusive (remember remember) by Jerakeen (T, 437 words) ”Oh my god,” Stiles says. “You did. You married me. I married you. I married a fireman superhero pornstar!”
  • Come So Hard Motherfuckers Wanna Fine Me by sadtomato (E, 3k) Stiles wakes up naked on the bathroom floor with a throbbing headache and Derek Hale taking care of him.
  • Begin Again by PeanutButter (E, 21k) ”It’s March 2020,” His dad begins. “We found you in the woods last night. You’d hit your head and were lying in a clearing. Do you remember that?” Stiles nods. That at least is familiar. “You’re twenty five.” ”I’ve lost seven years of my life?” Stiles remembers the steady beat of Derek’s heart, using it to keep himself calm. “Will I get it back?”
  • the sound will bring me home again by notallargon (T, 2k) They stop for gas. Stiles considers making a run for it but the wire of his headphones is tangled with his seatbelt. “Stop fidgeting. I can smell your fear,” the trucker deigns to tell him. “You talk like a serial killer,” Stiles says. “I watch Criminal Minds, too.” “How great was Prentiss this season,” the trucker says. “She died.” “Oh my god, shut up. No spoilers.” In which Stiles doesn’t remember what happened with Gerard Argent, or very much else, actually.
  • Untitled by Jerakeen and tryslora (T, 2k) Stiles wakes up one morning in a large bed, in a huge house, with no memory of where he is and why there are pictures of him and his friends - that he doesn’t remember taking - on every available surface. The mirror tells him he’s way older than he thinks he should be, and the couch downstairs reveals a sleepy disheveled hottie that he in no way could have landed.
  • The Man In The Snow by mikkimouse (T, 16k) Derek finds a young man injured in a ravine on the border of his ranch. That’s strange enough, but the mystery only deepens when the young man wakes up without any memory of what he was doing out there.
  • Teenage Dream by matildajones (M, 59k)  “I’m married. I’m married to Derek Hale,” Stiles says. Everything seems to hit him at once. He pushes aside the fact there’s a celebrity sitting right next to him, and then thinks of why the fuck he can’t remember him, why he doesn’t know who he’s married to, and how much time he must have lost. After an accident, Stiles wakes up to what can only be a dream. He has money, he has fame, he has award winning actor Derek Hale as his husband. It quickly seems more and more like a nightmare because Stiles doesn’t remember getting any of it - and it’s hard to accept the reality that Derek can still love him.
  • Running Down A Dream by tryslora (T, 10k) He wakes into an unknown room and without his memories. The name they give him tastes unfamiliar on his tongue, and he wonders if he’ll ever find the memory-eating aliens that did this to him, or the magical spell to give him back his life.
  • And We’ll Be Complicated by ingberry (E, 19k)  Stiles already had his hands full with the case he was working on for the enigmatic Mrs. B. He really didn’t need this too, but there was no changing the fact that he no longer remembered Derek Hale or anything connected to him. And no one could figure out why.

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Happy SterekFest/Sterek Week! 

Have my favorite fics (up to this point). I’ve posted some of these fics before, but have added quite a lot to the list. 100+ fics (117 in all, I think) Read forth and enjoy :)

Where The Inevitable Isn’t by Survivah - stiles gets sucked into an alternate universe

Cry Havoc by ladyblahblah – amnesia, stiles is a hunter

Pack Up; Don’t Stray by the_deep_magic – slave fic

Part of My Melody by hayesgeneration – cellist!derek, pianist!stiles

Ad Astra Per Tentaculum by morgenoconner - Space contains a multitude of different species, and Derek has seen and helped a lot of them in his time taking down branches of the slave-trade organization. But this is the first time he’s seen an Aloshrivnik. It’s not the tentacles that draw him in; it’s the goddamn eyes that stare at him without backing down. “Stiles,” it says to him. “My name is Stiles.” (maybe my FAVORITE STILES OF ALL TIME)

Our Memories are Numbered by rufflefeather – amnesia!derek (the first sterek fic I ever read, still in my 10 ten <3)

Werewolf Love Songs, Vol. 1 by aggybird – peter uses barry manilow to get stiles and derek together

this town is only gonna eat you by sempiternalsea – spy!stiles, assassin!derek

Carry My Body Safely To Shore by derekstilinski – mermaid!stiles, high school or college!derek (I can’t remember :|)

The Littlest Alpha by triedunture – kid!fic

Caged Humanity by Ember – companion/kinda slave!fic, stiles is derek’s pet

Missed Deadlines by aerowyn – writer!stiles, literary agent!derek

it does not do to dwell on dreams (and forget to live) by HaleyElizabeth - hogwarts au, teacher/student

Romancing The Sourwolf. (Or, Stiles Stilinski’s 100% Foolproof Guide To Getting Your Man.) by lucy_in_the_soup_with_croutons - fluff, stiles has a list of why he likes derek

Take Me Out (to the ball game) by TamrynEradani - famous!derek, soul mates

same losing lucky numbers by turnpikedarling - perfect bf derek hale

Burning Glances (Turning Heads) by Yiichitailor!stiles, cinderella-ish au

Glasses, Coins and Golden Rings by nubianamycivil war au

Make Us Laugh (or nothing will) by rohkeutta - MMS/sports au

In This Twilight How Dare You Speak Of Grace by secondstar – zombie!au

Out of His League by Scikopathik – baseball player!derek, injured!derek, physical therapist!stiles

Wolf Cub by moodwriter – kid!fic, the pack finds a lost cub of another pack, and stiles is the only one who can touch it

That Unfortunate Situation by 74days – regency romance au

The Road To Self-Actualization Is Littered With F-Bombs by blue_fjords – fake/pretend relationship, stiles and derek go undercover at a couples’ retreat

All I Want Is The Taste That Your Lips Allow by ionsquare – fake/pretend relationship

Cirque de la Lune by Circe6 – circus!au, 1920s

Integral To Survival by asocialfauxpas – Derek and stiles get kidnapped

DILF by twentysomething – kid!fic

Gravity’s Got Nothing On You by zosofi – fake/pretend relationship

Remedy For Memory by aerowyn – derek thinks stiles is dead, stiles gets kidnapped

Miles Away by sori – derek leaves after 3a, builds a boat, and sails (written before the end of 3a)

Don’t Speak by fatale – mute!stiles

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Amnesiac!Derek

Amnesiac!Stiles

Both Forget

Everyone Forgets

We held up mirrors to ourselves under covers,
we made out with girls with soft skins and round bellies.
We searched dark corners in libraries for that one dusty copy of The Well of Loneliness.
We waited weeks for that handwritten letter from a long-distant girlfriend to arrive.
We deleted the boy’s number from our memory, reminding ourselves we’d never enjoyed his kisses.
And just when we thought we’d wasted our youth, we discovered the liberating truth:
that we didn’t need a boy’s gaze or a man’s approval,
to realise our own worth,
and the love we deserved.
—  from “Sapphism”, by Nenagh

For Fic Writer’s Appreciation Day, have a rec list. I love all these fics to death, and every fic and writer on this list deserves tons of love. There’s a lot of fics on here. I know not all of you have read all these fics, so choose a few you haven’t read, enjoy, and spread the love! <3

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Where The Inevitable Isn’t by Survivah - stiles gets sucked into an alternate universe

Cry Havoc by ladyblahblah – amnesia, stiles is a hunter

Pack Up; Don’t Stray by the_deep_magic – slave fic

Part of My Melody by hayesgeneration – cellist!derek, pianist!stiles

Ad Astra Per Tentaculum by morgenoconner - Space contains a multitude of different species, and Derek has seen and helped a lot of them in his time taking down branches of the slave-trade organization. But this is the first time he’s seen an Aloshrivnik. It’s not the tentacles that draw him in; it’s the goddamn eyes that stare at him without backing down. “Stiles,” it says to him. “My name is Stiles.” (maybe my FAVORITE STILES OF ALL TIME)

Our Memories are Numbered by rufflefeather – amnesia!derek (the first sterek fic I ever read, still in my 10 ten <3)

Werewolf Love Songs, Vol. 1 by aggybird – peter uses barry manilow to get stiles and derek together

The Boy and the Beast by dirasudis - Stiles meets a wolf in the woods

And You Say You’re Alone by taelynhawker - post s2 pack fic

this town is only gonna eat you by sempiternalsea – spy!stiles, assassin!derek

Carry My Body Safely To Shore by derekstilinski – mermaid!stiles, high school or college!derek (I can’t remember :|)

The Littlest Alpha by triedunture – kid!fic

Caged Humanity by Ember – companion/kinda slave!fic, stiles is derek’s pet

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Devotional Reading 📖

1. Read a Proverb a day

There are 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs and 31 days in most months. Starting on the first day of the month, read a chapter from Proverbs each day. Each one is packed full of insights for living a life that is pleasing to the Lord.

2. Journal

Write out your prayers in the form of letters to God. Then, search the Word for verses that provide wisdom, encouragement or answers to the situations you wrote about. Write those verses near your journal entries. You will be amazed as you read back at past journal entries how faithful the Lord is and how powerful the Word is when applied to your life.

3. Pick a spot

Find a quiet, comfortable place in your house where you can concentrate on being with the Lord. Maybe it’s a big comfy chair in your living room, or a quiet spot on your back deck. If your house is particularly hectic, the bathtub might prove to be your best escape. Set this space apart as sacred and use it regularly as a place to come into God’s presence.

4. Pick a time

Find the time when you are least rushed and most able to focus, and commit to spending that time with God each day. If you find it hard to think clearly in the morning, that probably isn’t the best time for you to get serious about prayer and Bible study. Instead of watching T.V. or surfing the net during the late night hours when you are most awake, set that time aside for reading your Bible. If you wake up feeling awake and alert, spend the first few minutes of your day in the Word. Try to spend time with God approximately the same time each day and make a commitment that you won’t go to bed until you’ve read your Bible.

5. Pick a partner

Ask a Christian friend to be your accountability partner in this area. Encourage her to ask you weekly if you have been faithfully spending time in prayer and Bible study. Do the same for her. Get together regularly at your favorite coffeehouse or restaurant to share about what you’re learning in the Word and what God is teaching you during your prayer time.

6. Celebrate God’s Creation

Pack up your Bible and journal and head outside. Find a lake, a flower-filled meadow, or a hiking trail and dig into passages about God’s role as the Creator. You will likely experience His presence and His Word in new and exciting ways when you surround yourself with the sights and sounds of his creation.

7. Commit it to memory

We learned our ABCs, our friend’s phone numbers, and the quadratic formula the same way: We repeated them over and over in our minds, through our speech and often in writing. Nothing is more important to learn than the Word of God. Work to memorize Scripture. You may find that when you repeat verses over and over, they take on new meaning as they begin to saturate your heart and mind.

8. Focus on the red letters

If you aren’t sure what to read during your quiet time, focus on the words of Jesus. Often His exact words will be highlighted in red in your Bible. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6). His words are the source of truth and guidance. When you aren’t sure what to read, focus on what He has to say to you.

9. Dig deeper

Do a study on words or subjects in Scripture: What does the Bible say about the tongue (speech)? Baptism? Rules? Clothing? Heaven? God’s sovereignty? Holiness? Friendship? Prayer? Look for answers to these topics in the Word. I promise, the research will change you, and as you dig deeper, I bet that your appetite for Truth will increase.

10. Find great resources

There are tons of Bible studies available to help guide you and enhance your personal studies. Head off to your nearest Christian bookstore and spend some time digging through them. Look for studies that focus on topics you’re interested in, present information in a conversational style, and require you to spend sizeable amounts of time in the Word.

This one is not as long as the other ones but I loved them so much I needed to share! Enjoy! Also, you can find my other recs here!

I’ll Be Seeing You - Explicit - thepsychicclam

In the summer of 1941, with the country on the brink of war, diner waiter Stiles meets Derek Hale, an army soldier just passing through Beacon Hills.

* I NEVER ADD NOTES TO FICS, BUT THIS ONE MADE ME CRY AT 1 AM AND IT IS SO WELL DONE JUST READ IT PLEASE.

LUST (Love & Unresolved Sexual Tension) - Mature - theroguesgambit

“Derek… Incubus, remember? This isn’t… we aren’t…”

Derek cuts off his words with his mouth (it’s fucking effective, why hasn’t be been doing this since the day they’d met?) and breaks away again long enough to growl “I’ll send it a fruit basket later.”

The pack has to deal with an incubus. This was going to be a PWP but I’m a giant mushball so ended up being about feelings.

ain’t no trouble with a double - Explicit - bleep0bleep

Stiles accidentally magics himself a double and knows exactly what he wants to do with it.

Derek is more than a little overwhelmed.

Five Times Detective Stilinski and Fire Captain Hale Had Sex In Public, and One Time They Did It In A Bed - Explicit - bleep0bleep

“Did you say–” Stiles starts.

“What?” Derek growls.

“We’re not a couple!” they both retort in unison.

“We’re not together,” Stiles insists.

Lydia coughs pointedly. “An incident report filed by 87th Precinct Captain Erica Reyes. March twenty-fifth, eight p.m. Came back to the precinct to grab my coat, only to hear Stilinski banging his new boyfriend in the holding cell.”

The Sweetest of Words (Have the Bitterest Taste) - Explicit - Omni

“Ah, yeah, Desiree, I told you I was meeting someone. Well, that someone is Derek. My boyfriend. We’re totally in love.” His heart was racing and Derek was holding him so tight it was difficult to turn enough to face the young woman. What he did see of her had his breath catching on fishhooks in his throat. She was normally a relatively pretty girl, with cute round cheeks and large dark eyes, but in that moment she looked…terrifying. Her cheeks seemed gaunt, her eyes glowing like they were little windows peeking into a deep pit of raging flame.

(Or: Five or so years after the show. Stiles is in college, and finds himself getting stalked by a succubus. Derek’s determined that the best way to thwart her is to prove that he and Stiles are madly in love. It’s not really as much of an act as either seems to think.)

Our Memories Are Numbered - Explicit - rufflefeather

Stiles’ Jeep grinds to a halt, he sees someone running through the rain, he’s not expecting it to be Derek. He’s not expecting a Derek without any memories either, or an Alpha pack that’s coming for all of them. He probably should’ve, because lately nothing goes the way he expects.

Unchained Melody - Explicit - uraneia

Derek is an Elvis impersonator. Stiles is the sound and lighting engineer in charge of his show. Over sequins, hip swivels, and 50s ballads, they fall in love.

 Derek’s grumpy eyebrows disappear under a mask of pure showmanship as his lip curls up and he does a—a thing with his hips and the microphone stand, wow, is it hot in here?

Breathe With Me - General - Zainclaw

“Mom would’ve believed me.”

It’s only a mumble, but the look on his father’s face is more than enough proof for Stiles to know he caught every word.

He turns around before he gets to see what he knows is coming; his dad’s face will darkens with pain, and he can’t deal with knowing he’s the one who put it there.

Alive - Explicit - grimm

“Yes,” Peter said, putting a hand between Stiles’ shoulder blades and shoving him so he stumbled forward a few feet. “He’s for you, Derek.”

What?” Stiles yelped. Derek’s nose flared and one side of his mouth raised up in a feral grin. Stiles whirled around to look at Peter. “What the hell are you talking about?” he exclaimed. “This is not what I agreed to!”

Peter gave him an infuriatingly calm look. “You said, and I quote, ‘Mr. Hale, I will do anything for the money.’ You signed the papers. You got yourself into this. And now you are going to do what you promised to do.”

And so: Stiles, deep in Peter’s debt, is offered up to Peter’s nearly feral nephew in an effort to keep him going over the edge of madness.

I Ran (So Far) - Explicit - thepsychicclam

“But, you don’t run,” Derek pointed out, confused.

  “People can get new hobbies,” Stiles snapped. “Geez, if I’d known it was going to be this big of a deal, I’d have called you first. Want me to give you my workout schedule? That way you can coordinate your nose accordingly?”

 In which Stiles’ summer starts off so badly he starts running, gets pelted by paint balls, and decides he is, in fact, going crazy if he willingly wants to hang out with Derek Hale.

Cherrybomb - Explicit - the_deep_magic

Stiles is yanked up to his feet so fast that his world spins and his shoulder aches and he’s a second from screaming police brutality! when he gets a good look at the cop’s face.

Holy shit. Stiles was just tackled to the ground by a fucking underwear model with a badge.

Touch My Body - Explicit - bleep0bleep

Stiles. Don’t leave the loft no matter what. I’m sorry. We’re tracking down the incubus right now. Don’t leave. Please. Just. I’m sorry it had to be you. Just. Stiles, don’t leave, okay?

It’s Derek’s voice, broken and wretched, pleading in a way Stiles has never heard before. He doesn’t know what has happened, or what the incubus has done, but something in that tone of voice cuts him deep inside— makes him wonder— what happened?

anonymous asked:

I was listening to a talk by Deborah Lipstadt about anti-semitism and Holocaust denial, and she made a remark about negatively comparing the Holocaust to other tragedies as a form of denial (to be fair, she did say that historians always make comparisons and it's part of the job). And it immediately reminded me of the Infamous Oppression Olympics post, because that's a clear example of what she was talking about, imo.

Well, I think Lipstadt is correct because outside of Academia, when people make those comparisons, they often do so to silence Jews for talking about what happened to us. I think it’s important for people to recognize that we need to study genocide so we can recognize when it’s happening and the Holocaust is hugely documented. Samantha Power did some very significant work on identifying the phases of genocide precisely because of comparisons. 

The issue is when it gets politicized not in an effort to get people to act against genocide, but to silence discussion of the Holocaust. This is why people are angry at Jackie Walker in the UK. Not because what she said was incorrect (which is was) or even precisely anti-semitic (which is debateable) but because she used the term “Holocaust” interchangeably with “genocide” at a Jewish event specifically to rebuke Jews for memorializing the loss of 6 million of our number on HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY. At best it’s horribly tone deaf. But more likely it was intended as a “stop whining, you aren’t special” type comment. Walker frequently citing her Jewish heritage as a defense mechanism doesn’t make it any less grating or tone deaf.

The problem is not the comparison. The problem is how the comparison is used. Often, on tumblr and other places, people will use comparisons between the Holocaust and the African Slave trade to shut one party or the other up. It’s not helpful, they’re incomparable for numerous reasons and all the accomplish is creating infighting among people who should be allies. White Supremacists love to dress up in SJ clothes and start these fights. They may be evil, but they aren’t stupid. They know when we fight amongst ourselves we are less effective. I’ve repeatedly argued that we focus too much on ideological purity and not enough on building effective coalitions and not respecting the uniqueness of each form of oppression and its outcomes is a great way to do that. Oppression Olympics is destructive and always has been. Holocaust comparisons outside of an academic context intended for constructive purposes should simply not happen.

Rachel’s Epic End of the Year Fic Recs

It’s the end of the year, and this is my first year in fandom, so I find it fitting to post ALL my favorite Sterek fics. As a disclaimer: I don’t read as much as everyone else (I write and work too much), I haven’t read everything, I’m somewhat picky, and I have like 200+ in my unread. So, this is by no means an exhaustive list. Just fics that I have read and loved very much, and that have stayed with me beyond the X out of the ao3 window. Hopefully, you will find something you haven read yet <3

First, my all time favorite fics, the top 5 being my absolute top 5 Sterek fics.

Where The Inevitable Isn’t by Survivah - stiles gets sucked into an alternate universe

Cry Havoc by lady blahblahblah – amnesia, stiles is a hunter

Pack Up; Don’t Stray by the_deep_magic – slave fic

Part of My Melody by hayesgeneration – cellist!derek, pianist!stiles

Ad Astra Per Tentaculum by morgenoconner - Space contains a multitude of different species, and Derek has seen and helped a lot of them in his time taking down branches of the slave-trade organization. But this is the first time he’s seen an Aloshrivnik. It’s not the tentacles that draw him in; it’s the goddamn eyes that stare at him without backing down. “Stiles,” it says to him. “My name is Stiles.” (maybe my FAVORITE STILES OF ALL TIME)

The rest are in no particular order:

Our Memories are Numbered by rufflefeather – amnesia!derek (the first sterek fic I ever read, still in my 10 ten <3)

Werewolf Love Songs, Vol. 1 by aggybird – peter uses barry manilow to get stiles and derek together

this town is only gonna eat you by sempiternalsea – spy!stiles, assassin!derek

Carry My Body Safely To Shore by derekstilinski – mermaid!stiles, high school or college!derek (I can’t remember :|)

The Littlest Alpha by triedunture – kid!fic

Caged Humanity by Ember – companion/kinda slave!fic, stiles is derek’s pet

Missed Deadlines by aerowyn – writer!stiles, literary agent!derek

In This Twilight How Dare You Speak Of Grace by secondstar – zombie!au

Out of His League by Scikopathik – baseball player!derek, injured!derek, physical therapist!stiles

Wolf Cub by moodwriter – kid!fic, the pack finds a lost cub of another pack, and stiles is the only one who can touch it

That Unfortunate Situation by 74days – regency romance au

The Road To Self-Actualization Is Littered With F-Bombs by blue_fjords – fake/pretend relationship, stiles and derek go undercover at a couples’ retreat

All I Want Is The Taste That Your Lips Allow by ionsquare – fake/pretend relationship

Cirque de la Lune by Circe6 – circus!au, 1920s

Integral To Survival by asocialfauxpas – Derek and stiles get kidnapped

DILF by twentysomething – kid!fic

Gravity’s Got Nothing On You by zosofi – fake/pretend relationship

Remedy For Memory by aerowyn – derek thinks stiles is dead, stiles gets kidnapped

Miles Away by sori – derek leaves after 3a, builds a boat, and sails (written before the end of 3a)

Don’t Speak by fatale – mute!stiles

Can’t Be Hateful, Gotta Be Grateful by HalfBizzin – thanksgiving, grandma!stilinski, fake/pretend relationship

Alpha Spikes by starbeast – a/b/o au

Inevitability (About Damn Time) by accordingtomel – oblivious!boys, realization, accidental relationship

Kaleidoscope by Vendelin – coffee shop!au, artist!derek

Dude, My Heart by DeCaStDe – Derek gets a concussion while chasing a mugger, is a total fail!wolf, Stiles takes care of him, and it’s Valentine’s Day

Won’t Do Me No Good Washing In The River by Devil Doll, Jinxy, and Rahciach – aka the only sterek fic that’s ever made me cry. Angst, amnesia, and pain.

How To Date Your Best Friend’s Brother by veterization – Derek is scott’s older college-aged brother, and stiles has a crush.

Want is A Dangerous Thing by grimm – slavery au

Have A Heart by kyrene – fuck-or-die, valentine’s day

I Call You Names Because I Love You by tylerfucklin – indie band!au

Time To Begin by triedunture – time travel!au

This Is Not Our Fate by KindreTurnany – gladiator!au, kidnapping, future canon compliant

The Chance To Come Through by clio_jlh – so you think you can dance!au

Uncover The Endless Hours by BarlowGirl – police officer!stiles, Derek has issues

Love Bitten by LunaCanisLupis_22 – Derek gets bitten by a love bug

Tutor!Verse by betp – high school au, jock!derek, nerd!stiles

Sweet Tooth by SpikedLuv – ice cream shop au

The Hazards (and Benefits) of Channel Surfing On A Friday Night by herbeautifullie – fake/pretend relationship, college!au

Oh, The Places We’ll Go by KeriArentikai – professor!derek, grad student!stiles

Fireman Derek’s Crazy Pie [Cheeseburger Baby] by owlpostagain – fireman!derek, college student!stiles

Thank You For Breaking My Heart by Loz – while you were sleeping au

Hello, Heartbreaker by astoryaboutwar – a/b/o au, derek and stiles are fuck buddies

A Simple Life by Survivah – fox!stiles

Howlin’ For You by Lenore – stripper!derek

Alive by grimm – fighter!derek

Losers by stilinskisparkles – college au

Around The Bend by lupinus and uraneia – yoga instructor!stiles, derek owns a gym

Poker Face by tanwencooper – teacher!derek, stiles is isaac’s adoptive brother

What Forever Means To Us by Green – city of angels au

Wait by cutloosemcgoose – family man au, kid!fic

A Strong Heart and a Nerve of Steel by lupines and uraneia – bodyguard!derek, fake/pretend relationship

Reach Out by weathervaanes – college au, professor!derek, stiles calls a help line and derek’s on the other end

Special Collections by hannah_baker – library!au, college au, librarian!derek

living in your letters by the_misfortune_teller – post 3a fic, letters, actual handwritten letters

to be with those I like by sheafrotherdon – kid!fic, stiles comes back to beacon hills with a daughter

call it a wild card by stilinski – baseball player!derek, bodyguard!stiles

Je t’aime by CookieNoNuts – French tutor!derek

Not What I Had In Mind by vampireisthenewblack, venis_envy - pwp

We Knew Every Line by magneticwave – fake/boyfriend, werewolf conference

Professional Misconduct by Habanero – pwp, massage therapist!derek

The Sanctuary by chase_acow – a/b/o, mating cycles/heat

The Epic Love of Scott McCall by ferretbaby – angel!stiles

A Full Moon Like Blood by p1013 – apocalypse au, angel!stiles

we’re all together in the same robot (in life) by kellifer_fic – pacific rim au

A Mating Moon by unpossible – prostitution au, prostitute!stiles, mating/heat cycle

Dude, Werewolves by mysecretashes – stiles and cora do a history project together

Impromptu Domestic Sexual Karaoke by ionsquare – lots of karaoke and sex

Lead Me Home by Circe6 – apocalypse au, blind!stiles

Prince Among Wolves by tylerfucklin – kid!fic

In Other Words, Baby, Kiss Me by primroseshows – moon station 3!au, space au

Peace and Quiet by thelittlestwolf – coffee shop!au

Emergency Love by Kedreeva - fireman!derek, emt!stiles

Two non-sterek faves:

Bite Hard by snoozingkitten - jackson/stiles, allison/lydia, zombie au

If You Dare, Come A Little Closer by ionsquare - derek/melissa, derek starts to look at her as a woman, not scott’s mom

You know, a piece of you dies every day. It sounds morbid but it’s true. Every day we grieve the death of some small piece of us. Whether it is a memory, like the sweetest ones from our childhood, the phone number of someone we loved once upon a time, or something physical, like the hairs that are ripped out by our combs in the morning or the cells at the ends of our polished fingernails. Every single day, we die a little more on the inside and the outside. That’s why it’s important for us to live. It’s important for us to be alive. To be present. Because we’re dying and we’re losing things and they will never come back to life. And that’s so fucking sad. Sometimes I can see and feel each tiny flake of my heart fall off and drift to the floor. That’s death. I can feel myself deteriorating. It’s fucking sad. God it’s sad. But we’re doing the best we can and the best we can do is to keep ourselves alive. To wake up every day and live enough to make up for the parts of us that have died.
—  A Piece of You Dies Every Day
-dani
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Crunching Numbers


Why do we calculate in numbers
our existence between slumbers
from our age measured in summers past
too the length in which our lives may last

we measure who we are
not by our essence built by scars
but by numbers on a scale
on a spectrum like it’s jail

we can’t help but be contained
by our age, height, weight we’re framed
every bit we do equate
towards our worth, our human state

wrapped around the thumb of time
we have organized our minds
to evaluate each other
and ourselves by all our numbers

by our value based on salary
our intake based on calories
how well we did in school
as if the self taught are fools

as if diplomas and degrees
will add up and increase
our hearts qualitative value
as if scores on papers tally you

like the money in our bank accounts
despite it’s worth when we’re pronounced
lifeless at the scene,
another number to be keen

to engrave within our memories
instead of resonating with the breeze
of what we really are
not just numbers beneath stars

or the ones in which we dial
to connect with for a while
as if spilling between souls
are to scarce to keep us whole

running BEDMAS then instead
to drown you running through my head
but still the heart can’t speak in numbers
but in joyousness and thunder

speaking languages more real,
than any quantity reveals,
it speaks the tangible vibration
understood by every nation

a fiercely penetrable force
that drives existence through its course

that unites within the chest
despite the formula we’ve been given
that division means success.

anonymous asked:

Hii so on your master rec list (pile of gold, lemme tell you) there's summer lovin tag. I was wondering if you could rec some monsoon-rainy sterek fics?

aw, i’m glad you’re enjoying the lists! here are some sterek fics that have storms, kisses in the rain, stories you could enjoy with the sound of rain

  • In From The Cold by frek, sova (T, 1k)  He’s soaked to the bone and there are things he wants to say.
  • que tu m’aimais encore by magneticwave (T, 20k) Wolves mate for life, don’t they?
  • Der Yingl fun Erd un Blitz (The Boy of Earth and Lightning) by sofonisba_found (T, 19k) Miriam and John Stilinski had always wanted to have children. But when her illness prevented her from giving birth, and every conventional alternative option to raise a child was denied to them, they had to look for an…unconventional method. One that would give them a child that was himself far from ordinary in so many ways. And soon after, in the town of Beacon Hills, a young werewolf named Derek begins to notice the scent of something different from anything he had ever known before in the air…
  • Our Memories are Numbered by rufflefeathered (E, 23k) Stiles’ Jeep grinds to a halt, he sees someone running through the rain, he’s not expecting it to be Derek. He’s not expecting a Derek without any memories either, or an Alpha pack that’s coming for all of them. He probably should’ve, because lately nothing goes the way he expects.
  • No Oceans Left by zoemathamata (T, 14k) Stiles has always been a merman. He just never knew how to tell anyone. He hasn’t shifted since his mom died.

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