perfect weekend to read

Bright As Yellow

by @speakslowtellmelove

is a perfect fic. I read it all over the weekend and it just made me so happy. It is written beautifully, the dialogue is funny and whip-smart, the music (and musical) references are on point and it has the best version of Richie/Eddie I’ve ever read. Super romantic, very little smut and all the swoon-worthy moments you could ask for.

Read on Ao3 here.

When reading picture these two:

RICHIE (Perks!Ezra)

EDDIE (CMBYN!Timothée)

Happy Fanfic Author Appreciation Day!

Ok, ok, this is the most wonderful shit ever and I’ve been tagged in beautiful posts and sent beyond sweet messages and I sooo wanna participate but I’m on holiday and I’ve been busy as hell recently and feel like I’m so behind with the fanfic reading. Buuuuut I can’t let this day go unmarked so this is gonna be a complete random selection of what popped into my mind and most of it is gonna be pretty old and I’m so so sorry that I can’t take the time to put each CS writer on this list cuz you fucking deserve it, you most precious beans. Love you all!! Now have a messy list of pretty old fic, hope you find some gem you missed!

The last fic I read: Light of All Lights by @ripplestitchskein 

I finished this last night around 2am because, man, could not stop reading. This is so fucking good. I don’t even have the words to express it, seriously. I freely admit that I rarely invest in 100k+ fics and gods, I’m so glad I did in this one. It is so worth it - the characterization, the emotions, the connection, the love. This is everything and so much more than I expected when I giddily sat down to see how damn delicious DarkSwan/DeckhandJones can be. Turns out - very.

The last author I binged: @lifeinahole27

Again, I’m not a time investor (I still have a couple of longer fics by this brilliant one) but this was so addicting! Once I started going through her fic list - I could not stop. There is a sense of admiration and love you can achieve for a writer and their work only when you see how much of it they have gifted you and how damn good it all is.

The one I’ve been meaning to read forever: @spartanguard‘s A Tall Tail series. OMG. I’ve been looking at all the gorgeous art and bookmarking every single story for ages! It’s that one treat that I know will be so good and I feel like I need to have a whole weekend with the most perfect weather and food set just for it. Reading this series is the present I need to make to myself ASAP!

The hottest shit ever: to the surprise of no one that would be @this-too-too-sullied-flesh and everything that comes from under her magical hands. Honestly, the sheer quantity and quality of the most delicious and emotional CS fic you can find on her blog is staggering. (Theoretically and A Hard Man is Good to Find are particular favourites)

The most beautiful and heartwrenching: @acrobat-elle‘s Make a Wish is everything I wanted after we got old!Hook. I do not know how to express the pure emotion in this fic. I was sobbing, literally sobbing while reading this. It is the mark of a true artist. (also I simply cannot mention Elle without reminding everyone that one of her first CS fanfics Pay It Forward will own my ass until the day I turn to dust)

The softest: Listen, if you ever feel down, all you have to do is go to @captainstudmuffin‘s blog. For one, Liz is a freaking angel. For another, her fics are pure gold. And that never applies more than when she is writing about the golden days of autumn. Just go ahead and save this one for Halloween from now and also basically read everything she has ever written.

The best guilty pleasure: Basically I stalk @killian-whump and @sherlockianwhovian‘s blogs every night. Every freaking night I go digging through their tags, uncovering more and more treasure. And if you like your Killian deliciously hurt but also taken care of I cannot make you a better gift than sending you their way.

The best fix-it fics: @laschatzi makes my dreams come true!! It’s just what she does. She is the absolute freaking best at giving Killian Jones what he deserves (the world, he deserves the world, you all). You should just go to her fic tag and read everything but particular favs of mine are Trying Something New and The Past and All Its Scars - the world is a better place for having those fanfics in it.

The forever fic: My memory is shit. I love fics with my entire being and then completely forget the title or where I found them and ugh, I’m the worst. But @weezlywrites‘s a one time thing and other untruths is my forever love. It is the first fic I always think of when making a rec list, nominating fics or anything CS fanfic related. It is the ultimate love of my fanfic life. I’m pretty sure that so is everything else written by this brilliant human.

I cannot express how much I want to go on and list every piece of absolute gold fic I’ve read but this what I gotta leave you with for now. Thank you, thank you, thank you to every writer in this fandom. You deserve all the love and respect!

My definition of a perfect weekend:

1. Waking up to the sound of the rain at 7 am and feeling well-rested for the first time in what feels like forever


2. Lying in bed for the next hour of two, continuing the book you fell asleep reading


3. Making breakfast while still in pajamas, watching your favorite show as you sip on hot cocoa


4. Taking a hot bath and finally getting the chance to wear your favorite sweater after


5. Hunching over your worktable till afternoon, determined to complete new pieces of art


6. Strumming a few chords on guitar to go with the faltering booms of thunder echoing through your window panes


7. Going to bed without a worry in the world, not having to think of what may come up the next morning

amelianott  asked:

UTS is like.. perfect. I'm obsessed. I binge-read over the weekend and I just love it. (Not demanding, at all!) I can't wait to see where you take this, this is a unique story and I think you keep them so in character. 🖤🖤 Also, any Tomione recs? They are my favorite and I'm dying for a bit more Tom Riddle in my life. 🐍🖤

Originally posted by thatherohair

^ that’s me, reading this. thank you - what a tremendous compliment!!!! 

somewhere, i think I have a list of tomione fic recs. i do not know where so here, off the top of my head is a list of stories you’ve probably already read. 

these are complete (i think) 

Romantic Idealism by @meowmerson​ 

She falls in love with him when she’s 12, but by the time she’s 17 she wants him dead. For Tom Riddle, its vice versa. Tomione. AU. M for a reason. 

Pygmalion by @colubrina

When Tom Riddle walked through a doorway one fall afternoon everything changed and he found himself in a world wholly unprepared for him. “Something about you makes my brain itch,” Hermione Granger said. “As if an earthquake had shifted everything sharply two feet to the left and then back again and it didn’t all fit back quite right.” Tomione. AU. COMPLETE.

War Paint by @provocative-envy

COMPLETE: It was small, slim, about the length of her hand; the leather cover was soft, the sewn-in binding was crisp, and the thick vellum pages were empty. ‘Tom Marvolo Riddle’ was printed in ancient, flaking gold leaf across the front. He had been a Slytherin, a prefect, and head boy in 1944. She had checked. HG/TR.

Tied for Last by Speechwriter 

Hermione is killed by Voldemort, and is now dead. Well, sort of. Turns out that death is a little more complex than she knew. Ignores epilogue and last 50ish pages of DH.

Change (and all its follow ups) by @flaignhan

Respect. Morals. Games. Pleasure. Three of those things, they share. On one of them they have a difference of opinion. TRHG

The Scientist by @uchihabat

AU, HG/TMR/FW. Attraction builds between Hermione and her best friend’s older brother, yet she can’t tear her mind from the mysterious puzzle that is her critical theory professor: Dr. Riddle. EPILOGUE UP.

All these writers have written other fantastic Tomiones and you should check those out too. 

I don’t read very much any more, to be frank, but I AM reading these WIPs: 

Nobility by @olivieblake

When a tyrannical king takes the throne by the blood-stained tip of his sword, two women find themselves tangled in his search for power. Who is the pawn and who is the queen, and what will they sacrifice for love? Hansy/Tomione, eventual Dramione. Royalty AU.

The Roots of this Tree by @frak-all

Tom Riddle is sixteen. He is also angry, a murderer, and scrambling to salvage his very-well-thought-out plan. Hermione is sixteen. She’s bleeding out on the Ministry floor, and events just get worse from there. [AU from Order of the Phoenix]

Here is a beautiful one shot 

And lastly - on my v soon to-read list with great excitement, as she is not only a wonderful writer herself, she’s beta reader for unsphere the stars and makes my writing transcend its own limits so I can assure you it’ll be fantastic:  

Orphea by @sallyjavery

“You could not believe I was more than your echo.” A spell to sing the dead to life, when the living are lost. Tomione, post-war, dystopian AU.

There are loads more I’ve forgotten or haven’t read but those are a few favourites at least. 

Study Partners

Hey everyone here is another one shot request. This one was sent in by @waywardwboys, she has requested a Sam college x Reader. Sam and the reader are both going to Stanford University and are in pre law. This looks at how they become friends and how much they mean to each other.

Warnings: nothing really, just some language for good measure, but it’s a cute piece, with some fluff, but its really meant as a just showcasing their friendship. Word Count is at 1,541, just the perfect afternoon weekend read.

Reblog and like if you are so inclined to, feedback is always welcome. If you like to be added to my tag list, or would like a one shot of your own, send me a message or comment below.

As always the photos are not mine, they are from Google, but the story is so PLEASE DO NOT POST AS YOUR OWN.

Love!

Keep reading

Hey Book Bloggers!

Anyone out there want a free e-copy of ODD SPIRITS in exchange for an honest review on their blog/social media? 

It takes a lot of commitment to make a marriage between a modern ceremonial magician and a chaos witch work, but when a malevolent entity takes up residence in Rhys and Moira’s home, their love will be pushed to the limits. Brewing up a solution is easier said than done when your magical styles are polar opposites; throw a psychic ex and a secret society in the mix, and things are bound to get messy.

Think The Haunting of Hill House meets The Raven Cycle with a multicultural married couple and LGBTQ protags. The book is novella length at just under 100 pages, so it’s a perfect weekend read.

Shoot me a message if you’re interested and I’ll hook you up, no strings attached! E-copies will be sent out early next week. 

Non-book bloggers, make sure to mark Odd Spirits as to-read on Goodreads, and keep your eyes peeled for a super-steal flash sale on pre-orders coming in just a few days!

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“Life is about making mistakes. If you don’t take chances, blindfolded and frightened as you are, you’re not really living, are you? Heartache makes you stronger. Misery is the stuff of good poetry. You’re denying yourself much more than the bad things in life by listening to Zita’s fortunes.”  
 ―Kimberly Karalius, Love Fortunes and Other Disasters          

Masterlist - By Pairing - Katniss/Peeta - Updated 11/16

This is the masterlist of all of the Katniss/Peeta fics we’ve recommended.  Fics are listed alphabetically by title.  Fics in italics include smut.  

  • Absolution by SFCBruce (weekend reading)
  • The Accidental Conception of Awkward by Sammy’sPeetaBread
  • Action! by Trippy41
  • After Hours by SoThere
  • All I Know by JLala (weekend reading)
  • All I Need by Belladonnablush
  • All I Want For Christmas by Ellembee
  • All the President’s Men by authoresskika (weekend reading)
  • All the World Drops Dead by Ellembee (2015 anniversary roundup - unfinished)
  • All This Could Be Yours by flyingcarpet
  • All This Waiting For Skies to Fall by Monroeslittle
  • Almost by C_R_Roberts
  • Always a Blessing by IzzySamson (weekend reading)
  • And Eventually His Lips by arollercoasterthatonlygoesup
  • And I Will Stumble and Fall by Ameiko
  • And Your Bird Can Sing by Abigail_Snow (weekend reading)
  • Another Talk by sohypothetically
  • Ashes and Flame (Every You and Every Me) by freneticfloetry
  • The Ashes of District Twelve by SilverCistern (weekend reading)
  • Ashes to Ashes by webofdreams89
  • As Pretty a Piece of Flesh by BaronessKika
  • At the Broken Places by Della19
  • The Avalanche And Little Pebbles by Dyce (2015 anniversary roundup - unfinished)
  • Awakening by dandelion-sunset
  • Away We Go by Abagail_Snow
  • The Baker’s Son by MissHoneywell
  • The Beach by wollaston
  • Bedtime Legends by hijackeddandelion
  • Be Mine by HPfanonezillion
  • Best Way to Decay by thesagaciousowl
  • Black Beans by sec982
  • Blueberries by that inbetween shade of grey
  • Blue on Grey by shesasurvivor
  • Brave by xerxia31
  • Burn by Ellembee
  • Bury Hope out of Sight by Dracoisalooker76
  • Butterflies by misshoneywell
  • By the Light of the Halloween Moon by TwilightCakes (weekend reading)
  • Canary in the Coalmine by arollercoasterthatonlygoesup (weekend reading)
  • Captive of the Seam by IzzySamson
  • The Cave by SassenachWench
  • Changing of the Tides by starsmahogany
  • Chasing the Dragon by maktub
  • Cheese Buns and Bad Puns by HPfanonezillion (weekend reading)
  • A Chronicle of Lies by whitelilly0989
  • Cinder by kleeklutch
  • The Colors by Silvercistern
  • Contents Unknown by FanficAllergy
  • Contract Clause by sponsormusings (weekend reading)
  • Control by thegirlonpeetamellark
  • Cookies from Mellark by sohypothetically (weekend reading)
  • Cravings by springsdandelion
  • Cutting the Cord by ForestFairy
  • Dance in the Dark by purple_cube
  • Dancing Under the Snow by javistg
  • A Dandelion From The Fall by Jenns.Fiction
  • Dandelion in the Winter by LucyEverdeen28
  • Daughter of Samland, Son of Denmark by Manniness (weekend reading)
  • The Day After by everhutcher
  • A Day Late, A Buck Short by absnow
  • delayed beats by babydoll ria (weekend reading)
  • Delivered by Xerxia
  • The Dice Was Loaded From the Start by argyledpenguin
  • A Different Game to Play by love.devil.movies.baby
  • District 12 by silvercistern
  • Don’t Look Now by Dance_Elle_Dance
  • Eavesdropping by amelinazenitram
  • Election Returns by icbiwf
  • Embers by Lyndariel
  • Equinox by JLaLa
  • The Escort by muttpeeta
  • Everlark Spring Break by xerxia31
  • everything screams in my dreams by Twilight Fan Gal
  • Exposure Therapy by optimus-pam
  • An Eye for Beauty by sothereff
  • A Fair Trial by ARollerCoasterThatOnlyGoesUp
  • The Family Business by sponsormusings
  • Family Day by Lildizzle
  • Farm to Table by flyingcarpet
  • Fates Reversed by icbiwf
  • Favorite Holiday by Diana_Flynn (weekend reading)
  • fear is here to stay, love is here for a visit by loveleee
  • Finding Home by Dustwriter
  • Five Loaves of Bread: Capitol Pastries by aimmyarrowshigh
  • Five Loaves of Bread: Dark Toast by aimmyarrowshigh
  • Five Loaves of Bread: Upside Down Cake by aimmyarrowshigh
  • Five Things Haymitch Saw by Faradork
  • Flour by ThirtySomething
  • For the Movies by acciograce (weekend reading)
  • Four-Leaf Katniss by Noble_Lady_of_Magvel
  • Four Times Katniss Didn’t Say “I Love You” by charlottetrips
  • Fractured Fairy Tale Wedding by FanficAllergy and RoseFyre
  • A Friend In Need by deathmallow
  • Gale’s Window by JavisTG (weekend reading)
  • Games We Play by everlarkedandalways
  • Get In, Get Down, Get Gone by authoresskika
  • Getting There by shesasurvivor
  • The Gift of Memories by hawthornhedge
  • The Girl in the Arena by myusernamehere
  • The Grass is Always Greener by icbiwf (weekend reading)
  • Grey Skies and Sunshine by dakota423 (weekend reading)
  • Grow Together by Miss Scarlett 05 (weekend reading)
  • The Hand That Is Dealt by Purple_Cube
  • Have Heart, My Dear by Monroeslittle (weekend reading)
  • A Hearth Fire by bookmarkedpage
  • Hearts and Minds by concertigrossi
  • The Heir to Panem by Dustwriter (weekend reading)
  • Helpless by hutchhitched
  • Here is the Place Where I Love You by DandelionSunset
  • Hidden Meanings by sponsormusings
  • Hide and Seek by sponsormusings
  • hold me, hold me (never let me go) by loveleee
  • Hope by SlytherinFromTheSeam
  • Hope (or Lack Thereof) by BleedToLoveHer
  • A House United by shesasurvivor (weekend reading)
  • i miss you most at christmastime by everdeen
  • In Another Life by infinitegraces
  • Incidentally, Kiddo, Sweet Dreams by Adreus
  • Inked by passionately_curious
  • Insight by theblulake
  • Interview by ronja
  • In the Background by amelinazenitram
  • “Introduction to Human Sexuality” as Taught by TAs Johanna Mason and Finnick Odair by mitchesbcray
  • I See Fire by AuthoressKika
  • It Can Never Be Enough by everydayescapeartist
  • It’s Like This by Defying.Expectations
  • It Takes a District by MTK4FUN (weekend reading)
  • It Was Raining by NotAnIslander
  • I’ve hungered for your touch a long, lonely time by keeptheearthbelowff
  • I Wish I Would Have by hutchabelle
  • Johanna’s Christmas Gift by flying-carpet
  • Just in Case by OfPearlsAndShoelaces
  • Keeping Katniss Safe by WillowFlickerman
  • The kids are all right by keeptheearthbelowff
  • Kissing Lessons With Finnick by Miss Scarlet 05
  • The Lark’s Awakening by ForestFairy (2015 anniversary roundup - unfinished)
  • The Law Of Suspects by 24tigers
  • Learning How to Swim by springsdandelion
  • Learn Your Song by Everlark_Pearl
  • Let’s Try This Again by ThirtySomething
  • Let The Moment Seize You by Abagail_Snow
  • Little Birds by dyce (weekend reading)
  • The Long Road Home Series by deathmallow (weekend reading)
  • Love Letters by maddmaddworld
  • A Lubricated Conversation by icbiwf
  • Magic Peeta by youarebeingridiculous
  • Mellark Tradition Continues by HPfanonezillion
  • Mellark 2012 by annieoakley1
  • Mentor by springsdandelion
  • Merry, Happy, Joyful by Ellembee (weekend reading)
  • Miles Cross by Mejhiren
  • The Miner’s Wife by MockingjayFlyingFree (weekend reading)
  • Mistaken Gift Swap by Alliswell
  • The Mockingjay is Hijacked by bookmarkedpage
  • My Familiar by loupeeuk
  • My First Date with Katniss Everdeen by holymfwickee (weekend reading)
  • My Kingdom Come by monroeslittle
  • Narrowly Avoided Misadventures by sponsormusings
  • Need by it-was-so-human
  • Neighbors by Garamonder
  • (Never Break) The Chain by Abigail_Snow
  • Nine Words by Phoenix Refrain
  • none of us are going back by anythingbutgrey
  • Not All Of It by icbiwf (2015 anniversary roundup - unfinished)
  • Nothing Owed for a Gift by erstwhilemagic
  • Not One Moment by c_r_roberts
  • Not Proper by MockingJayFlyingFree
  • Now, Never, and Forever by eatsnightlockforbreakfast
  • Of Spilled Popcorn and Gender Roles by icbiwf
  • The One by burkygirl (weekend reading)
  • One Moment More by dracoisalooker76
  • One Victor by javistg (2015 anniversary roundup - unfinished)
  • Only The Joy by call-chan
  • The Other Choice by icbiwf
  • Out of the Night: An Interview with a Mockingjay by athousandwinds
  • Paint by chele20035
  • Paint a Sky and Stars by BaronessKika
  • The Parting Glass by FanficAllergy
  • Patchwork Heart by Meadowlark27
  • Patient 823 by silvercistern
  • Peeta Mellark’s Five Favorite Things to Bake by aimmyarrowshigh
  • Peeta’s Honeymoon Survival Kit by Medea Smyke (weekend reading)
  • A Perfect Winter’s Day by dispatchesfromdistrict7
  • Pieces in Their Games by jerobitaille
  • Play Hide and Seek Till After Dark by geckoholic
  • Pockets by bookmarkedpage
  • Praeteritum by Little Miss Mionie
  • The Problem with Painting by Diaphenia
  • Pumpkins by hedgehoginatutu
  • Pure (Or The Five Times Peeta Wasn’t) by aimmyarrowshigh
  • A Quiet Day by sweetlovegone
  • The Quiet Game by quietprofanity
  • The Reading of Tea Leaves by thestuckinbed
  • A Real Kiss by maroneybaloney
  • recipe below (some ingredients missing) by aldiara
  • Refuge by Dustwriter (weekend reading)
  • Resolutions by SoThere
  • Sacrifice by ellembee
  • Santa’s Little Helper by sponsormusings
  • Saving the Boy by Embracing_Immensity (weekend reading)
  • Scars by ealamusings
  • Sea Child by Mejhiren
  • Second Chances and New Beginnings by angylinni
  • The Sharp Edge of Memory by titania522 (2015 anniversary roundup - unfinished)
  • the sharp knife of a short life by atetheredmind
  • Showers by ForestFairy
  • Sick of the Blood by mellarksbakerydistrict12
  • Sleight of Hand by JavisTG
  • Slow and Steady Wins the Race by PoppedTheP
  • The Smallest Victor by Dustwriter (weekend reading)
  • Small Mercies by lieselmemingers
  • the softest bullet ever shot by anythingbutgrey
  • so i can breathe you in by purple_cube (weekend reading)
  • Someone Else’s Happy Ending by misshoneywell
  • Something New by wheather79
  • Some Things Left to Fall by spectrum700
  • Something We Can’t See by sponsormusings
  • Sparks Fly by mitchesbcray
  • Spectator by FanficAllergy (weekend reading)
  • Stay With Me by AnnieOakley1
  • Still. Always. Hungry. by ThirtySomething
  • The Strange and Wondrous Gift of the White Stag by titania522
  • Stuck in a Moment by sponsormusings
  • Sunday Light by LastLeaf
  • The Sun is Gonna Shine by monroeslittle
  • Sweet Saviour by italk-too-much
  • Taste of Long Forgotten Memories by Arsenic
  • Thanksgiving by fanficallergy
  • THEIR LAST NIGHT OF LOVE: A SPECIAL VERITY PRESENTATION, EXCLUSIVELY FOR PREFERRED CUSTOMERS by Yahtzee
  • Things Unchanged by Xerxia
  • This is necessary by keeptheearthbelow
  • Three Names by girl_aflame
  • time by RipredtheGnawer
  • Tired Souls by theskynightsighs
  • Train Tracks by annieoakley1
  • Truth With Consequence by JLala (weekend reading)
  • Turnabout by thesagaciousowl
  • Twelve by HGRomance
  • The Twelve Christmas Days of Peeta Mellark by Abigail_Snow
  • The Twelve Slays of Christmas by streetlightlove
  • Under the Clock by deathmallow
  • Unfailing Love by KnottedEnergy (2015 anniversary roundup - unfinished)
  • The Unrecorded Hours by Hollycomb
  • Until Your Breathing Stops by C_R_Roberts
  • The Victor’s Wife by mellarksbakery12
  • The Volunteer by DustWriter
  • The Volunteer by sponsormusings
  • Vox Libertas by ForFutureReference (weekend reading)
  • Wedding Drabble by ImagoBeginsAgain
  • Welcome to District 13 by javistg
  • We Protect Each Other by hannahgrace17
  • What’s so Civil About War Anyway? by icbiwf (weekend reading)
  • What To Fight For by DustWriter (weekend reading)
  • Whispers by purple_cube
  • Who nibbles the moon? by annieoakley1
  • Why Do You Love Me? by dustflare
  • Why Peeta Doesn’t Use Pet Names by arollercoasterthatonlygoesup
  • The Winter Season by sponsormusings
  • Winter Solstice by sohypothetically
  • Wish You Would by flythroughflames
  • With Thanks and Blessings by HPfanonezillion
  • A Year With No Victor by Dustwriter
  • The Year Without a Turkey by youarebeingridiculous
  • Yellow Eyes by Titania522
  • You Are What You Are by Abagail_Snow
  • Younger Brother by C-R-Roberts
  • Zero by AusilinAzure
  • 7 seconds by sponsormusings
  • 12 by springsdandelion
  • 20 Candles by burkygirl
  • 21 by Xerxia
  • 157 Days by annieoakley1
  • & she dances by Jenwryn
archiveofourown.org
boy with a scar - dirgewithoutmusic - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

I realized, as I was about to post another of @ink-splotch‘s lovely AUs, that it would be so much better to just recommend the entire series! In this amazing set you can find stories about if Neville was the boy-who-lived, if Ron was the boy-who-lived, if Harry was Slytherin, if Harry was raised at Hogwarts, and so much more.

These are some of my favorite stories to read and recommend because the writing is so beautiful. I love the seamless way the author integrates imaginings with realities, along with their fantastic understanding of the characters, which allows them to adapt the situations without losing any characterization.

Really just a lovely series! Perfect for a weekend read. :)

Fic Updates for the Week Ending 1/7/2017

Well the first week of 2017 is in the books and my wonderful colleague on this blog (the amazing @lovelizziekins) helped us all travel down the good parts of 2016 by reblogging all the wonderful WIPs that were written last year. That was all her and when I saw how many stories she had queued up for the week I was amazed. We really do have some fabulous talent in this fandom. 

On another happy note, this little blog is growing some more. The fabulous @papofglencoe has agreed to help us on our mission here to find Everlark fic updates! She is another amazing human and we are so happy for the help.

Enough rambling, let’s get on to the fic updates.

Updates:

The Escort Chapter 3 by @hpfanonezillion

Writer’s Block Chapter 2 by @peetabreadgirl

One Victor Chapter 10 by @javistg

A Painter, a Baker, and a Boy who Never Took Sugar in his Tea Chapter 10 by katiac

Pure Chapter 3 by @katnissdoesnotfollowback

The Firebird Chapter 19 by @thegirlfromoverthepond

Out of Bounds Chapters 4-6 by lizzyvb

By Your Side Chapter 35-37 by @geekymoviemom

The Holiday Chapter 3 by @jlalaficsri

My Favorite Mistake Chapter 3 by @titaniasfics

New Fics:

Everything But Money Chapter 1 by @mtk4fun

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know if we missed a update to a WIP. I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2017 so far! 

Happy Peeta Sunday!

Originally posted by aquarelle97

Love ya, mean it!
The Everlarkficupdate Team

Need something to read this weekend? Check out these Fictions

1. @damagedxfic
2. @sorry-fanfiction
3. @taoe-ff (just starting, check her out)
4. @365days-fanfic
5. @darkesthour-fiction (just starting)
6. @verdictff
7. @wifey-ff (frequent updates)
8. @saltnsugarff
9. @allthatmatters-ff

And of course check out mine:
@thelastcallousff
@timeless-ff

This is a new feature on my blog. It’s called “Weekend Reads” aka “Binge Weekend”. I know sometimes the weekends can get boring if you don’t have any plans, so why not discover new fanfics and binge read. I’ll recommend 5-10 fanfics every other weekend that are perfect for binge reading. I’ll make sure to make them different every week (unless you’re a new writer). So here is the first recommended Fanfics for a “Binge Weekend” or just some “Weekend Reads”. Trust me I’ve read these and they’re so far so good!

Sunday Recs (SHUSH! It’s maybe still Sunday somewhere lol) 😉

yes yes, I’ve dropped the ball a little, but to be fair last week at work was crazy so most of my weekly reading was done Saturday and Sunday……still, HERE we are now, and it’s CS AU WEEK!! And it’s my first cs au week and I truly do not know what to do with myself (and so much awesome fic lol) I’m slowly making my way through the fics, and the artwork, and videos, and my Gosh, y’all are such a gift to this fandom! thank you! <3

Today’s rec’s however, are brought to you by my never ending list of saved-for-later fics. I find myself drafting and bookmarking so many stories, yet actually getting to them takes me a bit of time.Still, better late than never!

  • Peace, in the struggle -  AreYouSittingComfortably
    This is a 3B-ish divergence/speculation kind of fic. SO incredible. I’m in love with the writing and how vividly I could picture the moment the author presents. Remember David’s words to Emma about enjoying the moments? Yeah, well, this story is Emma’s and Killian’s moment –the one when she stops fighting the fact that he has real actual feelings for her, and it’s just so beautiful!

  • Pirate Glasses -  sheawrites  
    um, excuse me, did any of you ask for the cutest domestic fluff in history? lol THis is a future-ish fic that has Killian in dire need of glasses to keep him cutie from squinting at everything in order to see! I loved it! Emma taking care of him is a weak spot of mine and there’s plenty of that here, so yeah, read and love it! :)

  • can you feel it right now? - @cutieodonoghue
    UGH, so much about this story has me hooked! It’s a WIP multichapter! I tried to resist it, but I just couldn’t! Neighbors AU with a side of single!mom!badass Emma AND A FAKE RELATIONSHIP! So far I’m loving this so much! CS are so in point and still THEM in this universe which I’m forever thankful for to the author!

  • Friday (Saturday), I’m In Love - @high-seas-swan
    I couldn’t stop smiling the whole time I read this! more like grin. like a complete idiot! it’s an au universe,  answer to this prompt: “Okay, buddy. You’ve been serenading the wrong window for about five minutes now, time to let you know my neighbor is out of town.” And Killian SINGS! He sings and I just about died! lol Also The Cure, and it’s winter, and she’s freezing, and he’s freezing, and there’s pinning! pinning that’s SOOOOOO mutual, and things most certainly escalate but it’s not forced or anything! It’s precious!!!! <3

  • Because that’s what our family does - @blowmiakisscolin
    Captain Cobra Swan 5B One-Shot.   My notes for this one: lots of UGHHHHHs and CRYING! lol! MY GOSH! This is a pre-S5B speculation kinda fic. LIAM’s here! They are in the Underworld and he “welcomes” his little brother, but then Emma gets there, and my favorite part, Henry! meeting Liam! declaring they are there to save Killian! ugh SO moving!

  • at my worst, you are my best -  @alexandralyman
    itty bitty little drabble of “what if Killian got the same split-self treatment the EQ/Regina had” Only it takes on the greatest possible turn ever and I just love it. Even Killian’s darkest self loved Emma Swan most and that is backed with canon and I’ll go down fighting if you try to tell me otherwise lol This ficlet is just so sweet and a ‘suck it’ to the haters who think Killian could ever hurt his Swan.

  • untitled little things o/s -  @dani-ellie03
    Another little drabble, packed with ALL of the feels! Family feels, CS feels, HAPPY EMMA feels! My sweet girl deserves to be happy and sit back for at least a minute so bad! this little fic does such a wonderful job painting that kind of scenario! :)

  • Under a Starry Night Sky -  @rumsandleatherjackets
    Such an underrated little gem! LITTLE MOMENTS lil postS5 ficlet! :) I love those! It’s such a beautiful quiet moment between them. I think these two are so allowed to be “selfish” and just take some time to be them and enjoy the fact that they are alive! the two of them! I love the idea of Emma planning a whole evening out for her pirate! it’s just so moving and lovely! i loved loved this little fic!

  • Close Your Eyes, Brother -  @nothingimpossibleonlyimprobable
    I CRY! Jones Brothers backstory kind of fic. Think baby Killian, afraid of the dark and bullied by the older brats during the early days after his father’s abandonment. SO angsty, but comes to show Killian and Liam’s relationship and that bond of theirs that is just so so so beautiful!!!

  • Armour  -  @profoundlyfadedprincess
    Quiet post S5 moment. This one is so sweet, it’s them, unwinding kinda from the underworld events. it’s such a sweet little thing! middle of the night conversations, and they are open and vulnerable! so sweet!

  • some aloe for that burn -  @spartanguard
    This is THE cutest thing! Killian of all pirate cuties gets sun burned and it’s probably the cutest fic I never knew I needed in my life! Domestic fluff is what I’m here for and this one takes the cake! i loved loved loved it! :) The writing is spot on! it manages to be funny but also moving and sweet! I LOVE IT!

  • untitled -  @wingedlioness
    Smuffy goodness galore! Please and thank you! You know those posts about folks missing Season 1 Emma? Well, this is again a perfect ‘suck it’ to the haters! Killian Jones would have indeed loooved S1 Emma and this fic shows you just how much! I loved the idea of this, and the actual fic is just so silly and awesome! i loved it!

  • Proud of Your Boy -  @incaptainswanwetrust
    Oh yeah, I did not cry reading this bit about Killian Jones meeting his newborn baby! Allergy season, y’know? lol! no, but in all seriousness, this is just the cutest thing! Bit of angst, touching on Killian’s insecurities about being a father, but then you have him actually having a a “father/son” conversation with his tiny newborn son and I just about died! SO CUTE!

  • Persistence -  @laschatzi
    CAPTAIN CHARMING!!!! Night before CS wedding drinks with Dave! This made me SO happy! so freaking bloody happy! I love these two and my Goodness, them bonding is one of my favorite things! I love how David so very subtly lets Killian know he thinks he is worthy of his daughter’s love! SO MOVING! and then there are bits like  “True Love’s Kiss doesn’t work with memory loss,” in which we have David unknowingly clearing things up for Killian while also reassuring the cutie! it’s so sweet! I love the last lines most! the best! :)

  • To The Pain -  @nothingimpossibleonlyimprobable
    What a satisfying read this was! I guess this goes under future-ish GEN fic with a generous dash of angsty CS. In my honest opinion, Rumple became nonredeemable after this season. This fics deals with that, with what he did to Milah and how some deeds should not go unpunished. And Killian, my God, he’s the one to give f’ing Rumple what he deserves, and like I said, it’s just so satisfying to read. The ending is all shades of bittersweet but also fitting and so moving!

  • You Can Wrap Your Arms Around Me -  @amagicalship
    Smutish post 521 o/s. This was one of the first pieces of CS fanfic I read and it is still one of my favs after a re-read this week! This is just such an intimate moment between them! the kind of moment I want SO MUCH to happen in canon! It’s perfect and extremely well written!

  • Locked Up -  @ive-always-been-a-pirate
    A Daddy!Killian One Shot! Oh THE CUTENESS! The little bits with little Liam are extremely precious! It’s such a little one shot but you get an incredible glimpse of what their lives are now, how much Little Liam takes after BOTH his parents! AND THEN the bits with Emma are just the cutest things in the world! and it all comes back to Tallahassee! I loved looved loved the throwbacks!

  • It’s Our Ship -  @rollyjogerjones
    Daddy!Killian One Shot! What can I say, I’m a sucker for him as a Daddy lol! But this time he’s fathering a teenage daughter —-one that is so much like him but also Emma and I swear to God, it doesn’t get any better than that! He’s such a good dad! I loved all those little bits of backstory, and just how Killian dealt with his kid’s fears! it really is just so sweet! instant fav!

  • Roger the Cat & Betty the Asshole Betta Fish -  @itsalostgirlthing
    This one right here made me grin like an idiot the whole entire time! NEIGHBORS AU! AND ROGER! He’s a charmer and i love him! Picture CS co-parenting Killian’s cat —it’s utter perfection! I died! I truly did! this one shot made me SO happy! it’s a winner from the first line to the last one! also the asshole fish! Such a great story! (OH, and Captain Swan! Killian calls Emma CAPTAIN SWAN! I went to heaven at that one, I swear lol!))

  • Fair Fight -  @laschatzi
    NEVERLAND!! Missing scene kind of fic. Words can not describe how much I loved this! Killian polishing Emma’s sword fighting skills! and it’s the way he did it that absolutely destroyed me! He’s so HIM in this fic! this is exactly how I would picture Killian approaching Emma about her abilities  as well as the methods he uses to teach her! this IS so perfect and in character! one of my favs reads this weekend!! :)

  • White Picket Fence” -  @shipping-goggles
    This is a bit of 5B canon divergence. It’s such a sweet thing! the conversation between Emma and Killian is honest and you get to see those little bits of insecurities they are still dealing with, but, you know, they are together, so it’s just nice to see them have an open conversation about their future and just how that future’s gonna look like! also, it points out the resemblance of Emma’s dark!one home (CS HOME!) with a castle, which I have to admit, I never stop to consider, but I can see so see it! great story!! :)

  • Impression Soleil Levant -  @captain-emmajones
    Neighbors AU meets “I’m your kid’s K-teacher, nice to meet you!” It’s THE best! can you just picture Killian as these little kids’ teacher, all perfectly polished, with the crazy PTA moms drooling on him all the while he only has eyes for Emma???? yeah, I can too! I LOVED THIS! The little bit with Killian reading the kids was almost TOO much! SO CUTE!

Next weekend (hopefully SUNDAY! lol) I’ll dive in properly in cs au week fics and rec my favs!! :) I haven’t yet contributed to cs au week, but I’m planning to have something up Day 6 & 7 (hopefully!)

For now, here’s the one story I did post this week(last week shush lol),
                             “Always”
It is my take on a so needed CS quiet moment plus how I think a proposal between those two should go down! ;)


AND, that is it for now lovelies! Hope you all have an awesome week! Also, HAPPY CS AU WEEK! keep on reading all the goodies! it’s sooo much fun! this fandom is so active and talented it makes my heart happy! :) <33

slaviiik  asked:

Hello! I'm finally getting around to starting a comic I've wanted to do for a long time now, so of course I thought of you, my favorite comic artist!! Do you have any tips for beginners in terms of delivering a plot and characters well? Thank you!!!

Don’t start with an info or lore dump! Start in media res if you can, it will help draw the reader in. I reread TJ & Amal last weekend, and it has the most perfect beginning chapter. Go read that, it’s online, it’s terribly good.

Try to make your characters act like real humans, with entire histories behind them. Perfect people don’t exist. Let your characters be bigots, bastards, and self-centred cowards. Every one of us is a bigot in some way or another. We are ignorant. We are petty. We are trash aspiring towards something better.

Readers hate characters who whinge too much. Most prefer extroverted, proactive types, and your plot will rely on them to move it along. Be wary of shadowy edgelords and taciturn wallflowers. They can easily deflate any scene they’re in.

Everyone speaks differently. Your kids should talk like kids and your elderly should speak like the elderly. Men and women speak differently, both to each other and around their own gender. We speak differently to our family members than we do to our friends. Study how people talk. Use it.

Good luck!