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(Sort of a) Acorn Press Acrylic Charm Review

Yoooo~~~~ my acrylic charms came today during a snowstorm and I totally did not expect it XDDD I thought the storm was going to delay it for sure. Kudos to USPS delivery guy (stay warm and stay safe man). It really made my day ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ

Here are the references for my Yuri on Ice and Overwatch characters charm set. I will be selling these at future cons and events. So check out my con schedule if you’re interested in purchasing them! I will probably sell them online for leftovers. I don’t have a store yet (as of 2/9/17) so check back on my tumblr or other social media (or you can message me) for updates!

Also, I find it super funny that overwatch and YOI characters came during a BLIZZARD, COLD and ICY day (no pun intended lol) 

They look super nice thanks to @acornpress ! I would highly recommend them if you are interested in selling acrylic charms for cons/online in the future. This is my first time ordering acrylic charms so take my words with a few grains of salt. Also I’ll be rambling all over the place and spamming run-ons so be aware :P

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Sorry I didn’t get this posted last night as promised, but when I was about halfway through, the post disappeared. It literally disappeared. So I had to start over. At 10:30pm. So… that’s why its here now and wasn’t last night. Thanks for your patience!  As with the previous list for AO3, on a scale of 1-10, these all rate 11 or higher. Click on the titles to go directly to the fic. Authors are linked to their profile on ff. Most of the authors are on tumblr and their tumblr pages are tagged at the bottom of the post. All of the names written here are their names on ff, not necessarily the same as their tumblr names. All of these are complete unless otherwise noted. Hope you enjoy!


From So Much Tea, Kings and Queens is a modern AU where Killian and Emma are actors on the same tv show. WIP 25 ch so far. Rated T


From flslp87, The Beach House is a modern AU based on the movie The Lake House. Can Emma and Killian overcome their separation by time to find their happy ending? 19 ch, rated T


From A Whisper of Grace, Breathe Out (So I Can Breathe You In) is a canon-divergent where Killian is under a sleeping curse, but TLK has a twist. Rated M, 3 ch. 


From blowmiakisscolin, Your Case or Mine is a modern AU loosely based on Criminal Minds. WIP with 3 ch so far, rated M.


From Cynthia03, The Usual Story is a modern AU with a meet cute, Boss!Killian/Employee!Emma. Rated M, 23 ch.


From SpartanGuard, A Rose in the Deeps of My Heart is a CS AU where Killian is an imortal fae. 5 ch, rated T.


From PetiteCafe, A Friendly Wager is a canon-divergent in season 2 where Emma and Killian make a bet. 4 ch, rated M.


From Scheherezade06, Ten Hours is a canon-divergent 2 shot from season 2 where Emma owes Killian 10 hours. Rated M.


From Slimac, Gold Medal T-Shirt is an Olympics AU, 2 shot, rated K.


From SmeetheRat, Payback Has Its Rewards is a canon-divergent from season 3. Emma realizes that Hook has been keeping watch over her at night and she decides to give him a show. Rated M 1 shot.


From xerxesrises, Wrecked is a season 4 canon-divergence where Killian is the only one who can save Emma from the incubus invading her dreams. 20 ch, rated M.


From PoeticJustice96, Legend of the Phoenix is a soulmates AU WIP that will be completed this Monday. It will have 20 ch. Rated T.


From once-in-a-life-time1, The Swan and The Scribe is a modern AU in which Killian is a writer with writers block, until he starts to write the story of himself and his beautiful neighbor, Emma Swan. 24 ch, rated M.


From TheGladElf, An Open Heart is an Open Wound is a canon-divergent season 1 fic with Cursed!Killian. WIP with 9 ch so far, rated T.


From Dancing Doula, An Age Cannot Sate Love is a canon-divergent, time travel fic in which Emma is sent back and meets Killian before he becomes Captain Hook. Will she be able to preserve the timeline so that he can someday find her? Rated T, 39 ch.


From Kjb2609, Hold the Elevator is a Modern AU 5 ch 1 shot that had me grinning from beginning to end. Featuring a meet cute with Rock Star!Killian. Rated K+.


From Las-Botas, Treacherous is a historical fiction AU WIP set after WWII. Emma is undercover to bring down escaped Nazis. 14 ch so far, 2 more left. Rated M.


From Optimistic Girl, The Not So Neighborly Noise is a Modern AU neighbors 2 shot. Rated M.


From killians-dimples

 Hey Santa is a Christmas AU 1 shot in which Henry calls in to Killian’s radio station with his Christmas wish, a boyfriend for his mom. Rated K+. 

Put Me In Coach, I’m Ready to Play is a modern AU where playboy shortstop Killian Jones makes PR Director Emma Swan’s job harder. WIP with 5 ch so far, rated T.


From lenfaz

The Pirate Chef is a modern AU in which producer Emma is being forced to work with the networks rising star. 8 ch, rated M.

Of Thieves, Smugglers, and Reformed Hearts is a modern AU where Granny takes in reformed thieves and smugglers to help them get back on their feet. 6 ch, rated T.


From OnceUponSomeChaos

Leaving Neverland is a canon-divergent from 3x9 where Emma asks Hook to help her forget her nightmares. 7 ch, rated M. And its sequel Missing Pieces picks up immediately after Leaving Neverland. WIP with 15 ch so far, rated M.


From Alexandra Lyman

Between Heaven and Hell is an Angel!Emma/Demon!Killian fic. WIP 18 ch so far, rated M.

Liner Notes is a modern AU with Rock Star!Killian/Actress!Emma. 4 ch, rated T.


From Hooks-and-Happy-Endings

Her Master and Commander is a CS AU in which Hook buys himself a pleasure slave for his long voyage ahead. WIP with 11 ch so far, rated M.

Bless Me, Captain is a somewhat canon-divergent AU that utilizes Dr. Jekyll’s serum with elements of season 1. Priest!Killian WIP with 8 ch so far, rated M.

The Crooked Hook is a canon-divergent 1 shot in which Hook visits Emma for payback for leaving him at the top of the beanstalk. Rated M.


From PhiraLovesLoki

Rescue Me is a modern AU 1 shot featuring a fake dating app. Rated K+.

The Fix-It-Sisters is a Modern AU in which Emma and Mary Margaret help Killian remodel his home for their tv show. 3 ch, rated T.

Capture the Flag is a CS AU in which Emma is roped into a competitive match of capture the flag. Rated T 1 shot.


From Lizzyc807

Cafe Love is a modern AU where Killian has just moved to town to help his brother and sister-in-law open their new cafe, right across the street from Emma’s family’s cafe. WIP with 18 ch so far. Rated K.

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire is a firefighters AU. 31 ch, rated M.


From Wordsmith-Storyweaver

His Dark Beauty is a CS AU in which Emma is brought to Killian’s manor to tutor his daughter. 28 ch, rated M.

Bean There (Brewed That) is a coffee shop AU. 5 ch, rated T.

I Die Anyway is a LieutenantDuckling AU in which Killian saves Emma from marrying Neal. 3 ch, rated M.


From Rhianna-Aurora

Come Unstuck is a modern 1 shot AU where Emma is set up on a blind date by David and M&M. Rated M.

Butterfly is a canon-divergent 1 shot. If small changes to the past can have devastating consequences, what if there’s a big change? Rated T.

Second Star to the Right is a CS AU based on the Tarot’s Major Arcana. 22 ch, rated M.


From shipping-goggles

Rude Awakening is a modern AU 1 shot. Neighbors AU with a twist. Rated T. And its sequel Some Sort of Neighborly is a WIP with 7 ch so far. Rated M.

The Laws of Attraction is a modern AU 1 shot, rated M that is a prequel for Guilty, Your Honor. Lawyers AU with 7 ch. Also rated M.


From Hookedonapirate

Toilet Paper, Tampons, and the Hot Guy in the Checkout Lane is a modern AU 1 shot. Rated T and is a prequel to Sweaters, Lingerie, and Sex in the Fitting Room. Also a 1 shot, rated M.

Sweet Salutations is a modern AU in which Killian is the new deputy in town and he is quite smitten with the sheriff’s daughter who owns a bakery across the street from the station. 20 ch, rated M.

Tangled Up in Blue is a Doctor/Patient modern AU. WIP with 13 ch so far. Rated M.


From Katrina

Just Tonight is a modern AU in which Emma and Killian don’t realize the depths of love they have for one another. 5 ch, rated T. And its sequel Just Forever, a rated K+ 1 shot.

Glimpses of Love and Affection is a canon-divergent fic with each chapter a different letter of the alphabet. Rated T, 26 ch. And its sequel No Quarter is a WIP with 6 ch so far. Rated T.


From amagicalship

Parley is a CS EF AU in which Deckhand!Killian is below deck when Captain Emma Swan commanders Blackbeard’s ship. 4 ch, rated M.

If You Can’t Take the Heat is a modern AU 1 shot where Michelin critic Killian Jones is impressed by restaurant owner Emma Swan. Rated T.

Once Upon a Dream (I Knew You) is a CaptainDuckling AU. What happens when the notorious Captain Hook crashes a royal ball? 7 ch, rated M.

Take My Breath Away is a Top Gun AU. 1 shot, rated M.

I Do, I Always Do is a canon-divergent set in Camelot. 1 shot, rated M.

These Paths Our Hearts Wander is a canon-divergence from 3x10. Her take on the Killian/Emma/Neal triangle. 5 ch, rated K+.


and finally, our last featured author,


From EmilyBea

Within Your Ocean Eyes is a historical AU set in the 1800′s. Pirate!Killian. 22 ch, rated M.

Wedded Bliss and Asterisks is a modern AU in which Emma is an up and coming wedding dress designer and Killian is a magazine editor. WIP with 9 ch so far, rated M.

Accidentally on Purpose is a modern AU married in Vegas fic. 15 ch, rated M.

To See You This Way is a modern AU where Emma is a physician and Killian is a best selling author. 12 ch, rated M.

Souvenirs is a modern AU where Killian tracks Emma down after 1 night with her. 14 ch, rated M.

Hope Springs is a modern AU where when Ruby comes home from vacation married to Liam Jones, Emma meets Killian. 20 ch, rated M.

Lifted By Love is a modern AU where the group of girls meet a group of guy on a ski vacation. 8 ch, rated M.



Sorry again for not getting this out yesterday. I finished typing it up a 2am with no links yet. I hope you enjoy all these as much as I have! Go follow these ladies on ff and/or tumblr! Come talk to me and flail with me!


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Tagging all the authors mentioned who are on tumblr. @artandteaandstuff, @shipping-goggles, @hookedonapirate, @flslp87, @seriouslyhooked, @alexandralyman, @blowmiakisscolin, @hooks-and-happy-endings, @dancingdoula44, @killians-dimples, @killians-sex-hair, @lenfaz, @lizzyc807shipscaptainswan, @optomisticgirl, @phiralovesloki, @wordsmith-storyweaver, @legendofthephoenixcs, @xerxesrises, @amagicalship, @onceuponsomechaos, @thegladelf, @bromfieldhall, @spartanguard

Tumblr asked me to rate the app and I rated it with a frowny face, so they asked me to send in a report and explain what I didn’t like about the app.
The app then froze and crashed while I was attempting to put my dislike into words.
I think that says enough.

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WELCOME TO THE BUTTERFLY EXPERIMENT! / + @spottedcharms , @plainluck , @junesreceipt , @ajisxi , @luminiism , @nomnesis , @tragedis , @nanpoghan , @talonsofhysteria , @bubblegumrose , @soulboundchanneller , @kyoukokiwigiri , @hakunojichou , @empurest

Access The Yahoo Mail App Now with Any Email Address

By Josh Jacobson, Senior Director of Product Management

Staying on top of things on a daily basis isn’t easy. The Yahoo Mail app team is always looking to create new features that help people stay organized – from customizable swipes and people-only notifications, to our recently announced top search results. These features have helped make reading, organizing and sending emails easier than ever, and our users have thanked us by making Yahoo Mail one of the top-rated email apps for iOS and Android. Today, we’re giving more people the opportunity to experience the Yahoo Mail app, without having to switch to a brand new email address. Now, you can use the app with your Gmail, Outlook or AOL email address.

Read on to learn more about this update and some of the Yahoo Mail features you can start enjoying today. You’re on your way to a more organized life!

So, how does it work? From the welcome screen, tap your email provider, use your Gmail, Outlook or AOL email address to create a Yahoo account, and give Yahoo permission to sync your email messages in the Mail app. Immediately start enjoying an organized inbox experience.

The Yahoo Mail app has a number of unique features, and below are just a few that you can start taking advantage of today:

  • Relevant search results: Spend less time searching for the emails you need. Now, when you search your email using a keyword, we’ll highlight the most relevant messages.
  • People-only notifications: Get notified only when you receive a new email from a person, not companies or newsletters.
  • Customizable swipes: Choose which action appears when you swipe left or right on a message, including delete, archive, move and more.
  • Contacts: Yahoo Mail displays comprehensive, editable contact cards, powered by Xobni, that detect all the email addresses and phone numbers associated with that person. We also pull photos from Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, so you’ll see great images from senders more often.
  • Personalized themes and stationery: Make your inbox more personalized with custom themes and your notes more modern with stationery from Paperless Post.
  • Ditch your password:  Never stress about remembering your password again. Enable Account Key for secure, password-free sign in.
  • Multiple mailbox management: If you already have a Yahoo email account, you can easily connect and manage email accounts from Gmail, Outlook.com, Hotmail and AOL.

The new Yahoo Mail app is available in the App Store (iOS 4.15) and Google Play (Android 5.15). Check it out and let us know what you think — just go to Settings and tap “Send Feedback.”

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WELCOME TO THE BUTTERFLY EXPERIMENT! / + @inkdecay , @whiteliesredeyes , @joeyiisms , @khoroshx , @yuurisercs , @favdream

About Duolingo

Things are going down in the language world as a result of duolingo’s hijinx. And because of that, I am putting together some information to answer the questions asked by almost everyone I know right now.

Duolingo only has okay ratings on the app store, why do people recommend it?

Before the “health bar” test, Duolingo actually had quite good reviews. And even with the addition, it is still a pretty well functioning app. On the Apple store at least, most of the bad reviews are people bummed about not being able to learn Japanese or Korean. I personally found this odd, because the review in no way reflects the actual functionality of the app, people were just annoyed and neglected to just google it guys come on. On that note…..

I wanted to learn Korean/Japanese! Why doesn’t Duolingo teach either?

Korean is available (up to a certain point, it is still being created) on the desktop version of the site, and Japanese is being worked on as we speak! The first few lessons of Japanese are set to be released for desktop users in mid-May. (side note: I am very interested in learning about how duolingo deals with other alphabets, they do teach Russian, Hebrew and Hindi for English learns, so if anyone is learning those and feels like letting me in the loop, shoot me a message.)

What is that new health bar and why is it SO ANNOYING?

In Duolingo’s latest update, some users received a beta of the “Health Bar” function. I don’t know the ratio of users to receive this feature, I myself don’t have it but both my sister and my mum got it on their accounts. It is linked to your account, but I don’t know if this function carries over to the desktop version. After five mistakes, you can only refresh skills. I am unclear as to whether or not a certain amount of refreshing will regain your health. When your health runs out, you have the option to pay for more health, about $6.99. 

WHYYYYYYYY??????

Duolingo is a business. There is also an option being either tested or added to the android version of the app which allows you to subscribe to remove all ads on a monthly basis and to save lessons to be taken offline, without burning through data on your phone. I’ve read about this one costing anywhere from 3.99 a month to 9.99 a month. Bottom line is, Duolingo costs approximately 42,000 dollars a DAY to maintain and the shareholders funding that expect a return. 

So far, nothing I’ve read has said anything about limiting content for free users, or secret language content for subscribers. Duolingo is still a fairly good for learning the basics of grammar and building a vocabulary and acts as a great starting point for any learner.