rattle this ghost town

Haikyuu Fic Recommendations List Pt.2

Hey it’s been a while but here have a part 2 of the fic rec list. All of the fics are complete.


Moonstruck - Kawanishi x Yamagata - Rated G - 2,439 words

Touch - Kyoutani x Yahaba - Rated T - 1,188 words

Isolated Parts - Kyoutani x Yahaba - Rated T - 3,340 words

Of Lame Pick Up Lines And Barely Coherent Texts - Konoha x Inuoka - Rated G - 1,793 words

Tarot And Tea Leaves - Iwaizumi x Oikawa - Rated G - 3,716 words

Here Comes Your Man - Iwaizumi x Oikawa - Rated T - 8,801 words

Stray Arrows - Kyoutani x Yahaba - Rated T - 3,801 words

Our Hearts Still Beat The Same - Iwaizumi x Oikawa - Rated M - 11,804 words

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Story starter meme

Rules: List the first lines of your last 15 stories. See if there are any patterns. Then tag 10 of your favourite authors!

I was tagged by @dimancheetoile. Thank you!  💕

I knew you were trouble

This is all massively troublesome, damn it, and Shikamaru only has himself to blame.

it’s always our self we find in the sea 

Sakumo is just a little worried, that’s all.

Everything I ever lost (now has been returned)

Obito is only back in Konoha to visit Rin’s grave.


“Well,” a vaguely amused voice drawls. “You’re not who I was expecting to find.”

Guaranteed to blow your mind

Damn but Ed hates this place, with its stupid shitty weather and its stupid shitty prosthetics that can’t hold a candle to Winry’s automail, its constant wars and mercenary society when all he wants is a week without something exploding.

Lay me down in the sands of time

“No,” Obito says, flat and cold.

‘Til all my scars bleed gold

Utakata has had just enough shots to forget what a bad idea this is, but not so many that he can’t appreciate the way Iruka kisses, single-minded and overwhelming and enough to take the strength right out of his knees.

I’m falling for your eyes (but they don’t know me yet)

“There’s a girl!” Shisui cries, practically falling though his cousin’s bedroom window in his haste.

with roots that reach out (for the sea)

Deidara is so fucking glad that he isn’t the baby of the group anymore.

we’re branches in a stream

“You want us to launch ourselves out of a cannon?” Ichigo squawks. “Are you insane?”

oh Lazarus, how did your debts get paid

The memories don’t start coming back until he finds the door.

down in the forest (with the devil in me)

Now that the frantic terror of killing Danzō, fleeing Konoha, and ending up recruited by Pein is done with, being a missing-nin is a lot more boring than Kiba thought it would be.

All my friends are heathens

The sound of the heavy doors all around the room unbolting is warning enough, and Orochimaru glances up from a bored study of his nails to smirk at the heavily armed men swarming around his cell.

“Can I take this to mean my request for lab time has been approved?” he asks lightly.

About as Romantic as a Pair of Handcuffs

Fingers with black-painted nails trace Kakashi’s cheek, and Obito sighs softly, eye flickering up under long lashes to hold Kakashi’s gaze. “You know, I’m really sorry I have to do this,” he says wistfully. “You’ve always been my exception to everything, haven’t you, Kakashi?”

rattle this ghost town

“No,” Hibari says flatly.

Mukuro, of course, ignores him, smirking the whole time.

(I have a thing for catchy, stand-alone lines. This was indeed something I knew, though it’s funny to see that it happens in everything over 1k that I write. Urk.)

Tagging: @redhothollyberries, @definitelynotaminion, and anyone else who wants to do this and say I tagged them, bc my brain is stalling out right now. 

playlist for sez and sally-anne

Anna Sun by Walk the Moon 
What can I say, this house is falling apart
We got no money but we got a heart
We’re gonna rattle this ghost town

Color In Your Cheeks by the Mountain Goats
Come on in, we haven’t slept for weeks
Drink some of this, it’ll put color in your cheeks

She Keeps Me Warm by Mary Lambert
I could be your morning sunrise all the time, all the time
This could be good, this could be good
I can’t change, even if I tried, even if I wanted to

Us by Regina Spektor
They’ll name a city after us
And later say it’s all our fault

North by Sleeping at Last
We will call this place our home

Warriors by Imagine Dragons
You would lay awake at night and scheme
of all the things that you would change
but it was just a dream…
Here we are, don’t turn away now
We are the warriors that built this town

A Jamie Benn/Tyler Seguin rec list

(dated Sept. 17, 2014)

Romantic Motherfucking Best by lightgetsin.  (13k)
God, I freaking love this fic.  What’s so cool and unique about it, to me, is that it’s feels like the end of a long, slow-burn pining fic, which the reader can observe even if the POV character can’t.  It’s sweet and it’s sexy and it packs a lot of punch for its length.  I’ve reread it three times at least already.

back to yours by Rest (6k)
stripper!Tyler.  This fic is sweet and kind of chill, which makes it pretty realistic.

something worth bleeding out by dastardlywords (15k)
This is one of my favourite post-trade Tyler-finding-himself-in-Dallas-and-also-finding-Jamie canon fics.  The development between them is so sweet (especially the Skype scene).  There is some Tyler/OFC if that kind of thing bugs you, but I like this one a lot.

There’s Nothing That I Wouldn’t Do, Save Lay My Rifle Down by titaniumsporkery (6k)
Trans!Jamie. This isn’t quite what I usually like, but this fic is really memorable and has a lot of emotional impact.

God, You Two Are So Married by popfly (4k)
Super fluffy fluff, so sweet and satisfying.

untitled seguin/benn a/b/o ficlet by Rest (2k)
I’m so obsessed with this story. It’s short - it could have been done in a much longer way - but it almost doesn’t matter.  It’s a unique universe and there’s something just so charming about it.

The Constellations We Make by Hananobira (23k)
Another classic canon post-trade fic.  Great slow burn.  Also there is terrific podfic!

we’re gonna rattle this ghost town by toewses (6k)
Third in the canon post-trade trifecta.  Understated and awesome.

Big Hats, Big Hearts by LadyJanelly (1k)
Short and interesting AU in which sexual activity is an open part of team bonding.

gonna have to ask about by ferrassie (7k)
Tyler mysteriously wakes up in the future and is married to Jamie.  I’m not always a huge fan of the trope, but this fic does it well.  The writing and characterization are fantastic.


with a little help from my friends by melitaea (5k)
This is Tyler/Jamie/Tyler Brown.  This fic is so freaking hot I can’t handle it.  Your kink may not be my kink etc. etc. but it’s well-written and so up my alley.

we're gonna rattle this ghost town

genre: fluff (high school au)

status: getting together

word count: “just a short drabble” aka 6.1k

warnings: loooots of alcohol, some swearing, they make out a bit idk

summary: the prompt was “i use morse code to talk to my friend during class but it turns out you know morse code too and now you know that i think you have a cute butt” au EXCEPT i went way overboard bcs lbr its me

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wovenofwyverns  asked:

hey, i would like to rec this fic i just read, as it was really cute!! it's called 'we're gonna rattle this ghost town' by danielljameshowell

We’re Gonna Rattle This Ghost Town - “i use morse code to talk to my friend during class but it turns out you know morse code too and now you know that i think you have a cute butt” au



| crushed & broken a we were liars fanmix | listen


youth / daughter:  “we’re setting fire to our insides for fun. collecting pictures from a flood that wrecked our home. it was a flood that wrecked this home.”

kids / mgmt: “crying out for attention. memories fade. like looking through a fogged mirror. decisions too. decisions are made and not bought. but i thought this wouldn’t hurt a lot.i guess not.”

things we lost in the fire / bastille: “i was the match and you were the rock. maybe we started this fire. we sat apart and watched. all we had burned on the pyre.”

seventeen / youth lagoon: “roaming the campground up by the lake where we swam. we were hunting for snakes. but we couldn’t find them. surrounded by nothing. but the nothing’s surrounded by us. but it’s just me in my room. with my eyes shut.”

amnesia / 5 seconds of summer: “if today i woke up with you right beside me like all of this was just some twisted dream. i’d hold you closer than i ever did before. and you’d never slip away.”

anna sun / walk the moon: “what can i say? this house is falling apart. we got no money, but we got heart. we’re gonna rattle this ghost town. this house is falling apart.”

bad blood / bastille: “these are the days that bind you together, forever. and these little things define you forever. forever.

the youth / mgmt: "this is a call of arms to live and love and sleep together. we could flood the streets with love or light or heat whatever. lock the parents out, cut a rug, twist and shout. wave your hands. make it rain. for stars will rise again. the youth is starting to change." 

smoke / daughter: "then a woman, she screams. it’s a terrible night. as the mood changes from dark to light. tell the doctor what’s become of me. so you can analyse, analyse my dreams. of a smoke filled room.”

Les Amis as Song Lyrics
  • Enjolras: We are proud individuals/Living for the city/But the flames couldn't go much higher. (Iron Sky by Paolo Nutini)
  • Combeferre: The floors are falling out from everybody I know/I'm on a bloodbuzz/Yes I am. (Bloodbuzz Ohio by The National)
  • Courfeyrac: Taking on the wind 'cause we never learn/Start a fire just to watch it burn/Over and over. (Kids by Milky Ekko)
  • Feuilly: Don't feel bad for me/I want you to know/Deep in the cell of my heart/I will feel so glad to go. (Asleep by The Smiths)
  • Bahorel: Hustle over hot muscle shower/Twitch off the beautiful/It's just a nod to the canon now. (Intro by Alt-J)
  • Jehan: They were talking under strawberry swing/Everybody was for fighting/Wouldn't wanna waste a thing. (Strawberry Swing by Coldplay)
  • Joly: What can I say? This house is falling apart/We got no money but we got heart/We're gonna rattle this ghost town. (Anna Sun by Walk the Moon)
  • Bossuet: I'm focusing on all of the wonderful stuff/With the force of Obi Wan/Kanobi bro, I'm broke. (Strong as an Oak by Watsky)
  • Grantaire: I get a coffee and the paper/Have my own conversation/With the sidewalk and the pigeons/And my window reflection. (Lua by Bright Eyes)
rattle this ghost town | Teddy (& Harry) December 26

Teddy Lupin is having a very good Christmas. He got new pastels, paper, quidditch socks, and a new cousin. The new cousin is very exciting even if Uncle Harry had been so sad he dropped a bowl. (That’s what Gran says, that he’s sad and that’s why sometimes Harry drops things or doesn’t hear Teddy when he talks to him.) 

Drake is very, very tall and Teddy wonders if he’ll be tall like cousin Drake. He’s going to ask his Gran when she gets back, because she knows everything. He doesn’t quite like that she leaves on Boxing Day, but it’s alright because Harry is ‘round and Drake got to stay.

Harry makes them breakfast, which means it’s the best breakfast. Then they draw more creatures and Drake tells Teddy about peacocks, which are incredible. He transfigures one of his toys into a figure of one, so that Teddy can draw it. Teddy wants to see one, one day.

When Harry decides it is lunch time, Drake stays with him in the living room. Harry’s just read them one of Teddy’s favorite stories that Granda did, which is about a badger and a snake who became friends. 

“I wanna read a story,” Teddy says, pushing off the couch. He wobbles a little as he lands, one of his hands reaching out to the coffee table to steady himself before he goes to the bookshelf, stretching up on tiptoes to pull down the photo album. 

He toddles back to the couch, tossing the photo album onto Drake’s lap before using both hands to pull himself up. He takes back the book and worms his way into Drake’s lap, opening up the photo album.


over three years ago, in the late spring of 2012, I was browsing Amazon. on the right side of the page, an advertisement for free music from “rising artists” jumped out at me, as if beckoning me into its abyss. I hesitated, but soon I clicked, as the prize of free music was too much for my little 7th grade heart to handle. I scrolled through the artists and list of songs, but knowing none of them, I almost clicked away. a colorful album art caught my eye, and I stopped to play the song. it instantly mesmerized me, filling me with a feeling of eternal youth I had never felt before, capsizing me in its wave of joy and beauty and color. I listened to the other songs available, liking each one more and more but never quite finding something as special to that first song written with love by four boys from Ohio. I began to listen to that song on repeat, playing it wherever I went and dancing alone in my room to it when nobody was looking. “Oh, Anna Sun!”, I’d scream, shouting at the top of my lungs as the immense tenacity of the summer anthem washed over me. I knew that one day, I’d have to hear it live. summer came, and I looked into the band. “WALK THE MOON”, they called themselves, their spirits painted with a rainbow of colors and love. I downloaded the rest of their album, titled with the same name they gave themselves. I fell deeper and deeper in love with this band, connecting to them more and more as every track played endlessly into my head. I knew I had found something really special - I had found my favorite band. I began to look into the band, to really know who it was who made me smile so brightly even when the days had seemingly lost all hope. I learned their names and their story: Nicholas, Sean, Eli, and Kevin; four boys from Cincinnati, Ohio who just wanted to help the world smile. I followed the band vigorously for three years after, rejoicing with each new album release as Tightrope EP and Talking is Hard came out, filling the music scene with even more love and hugs than ever before. I began to make friends who were just like me, connecting with the fan base online and rejoicing in the comfort of others who also danced in their bedrooms alone. I watched endless live shows and even fell in love with the band’s independent albums that were nearly impossible to find. I felt a deep connection to WALK THE MOON, as if every song they made was specially written just for me. never had a band spoken so closely to me before, never had a band captured my spirit so perfectly. ever fiber of my being craved to see them live at least once, to be in the same room as them and feel their spirits bouncing off of the walls. these four boys from Ohio have kept me smiling through thick and thin, on my best and worst days, and in points where there was seemingly no return, their music and spirits gave me the power to save myself. and then, last night, over three years after I had found these crazy kids, I got the chance to meet and see them live for the first time at Austin City Limits. I donned myself in Nicholas’ face paint from the Anna Sun music video that I had watched a countless number of times. I had the chance to go to their signing, and I stood in line as I got my chance to meet the boys and say hello and finally get to feel their gracious spirits intermixing with those of their loyal fans who had so eagerly come to enjoy the boys. after, I attended their concert, and instantly made friends with those around me who were so happy to be seeing WALK THE MOON live too. for an hour I took part in a non stop dance party full of love as I heard my favorite band perform songs I had been listening to for years. at the very end, they played Anna Sun, the song that had brought me to this special group in the first place three years prior and gave me an anthem to shout at the top of my lungs. I was washed over with emotion and shed tears when I screamed the chorus; after three years of fighting my battles and overcoming so much, I had finally made it to the day where I heard the song live that helped me hold myself together all these years. when it was all over, I could do nothing but smile hugely and stare in shock at the tremendous happiness that I was filled with. I want to say thank you to WALK THE MOON; thank you to Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman. thank you for putting on the best show ever last night, thank you for filling this world with happiness and joy, and thank you so so so much for coming together and forming a band that gave me the power to rattle ghost towns, lift cars, and fly through red lights.