read between the banter

One of the reasons I haven’t read as much fic lately as I would like is because some of the STAR WARS novels have been absolutely killing it with how enjoyable and satisfying they are! While my fic recs are always and forever recs(rather than reviews), I wanted to do some book reviews. They can function much like recs, though, and I would love to encourage more people to read them along with me, they have some incredible moments, whether adorable or heartbreaking or hilarious or just plain awesome.

If you need a fix of something to read or just want a place to start, maybe this can help start you on the path!

STAR WARS NOVELS:
Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston, ahsoka & ocs, 400 pages
Wild Space by Karen Miller, obi-wan & anakin & ahsoka & bail & cast, 354 pages
Thrawn by Timothy Zahn, thrawn & governor pryce & ocs & yularen & cast, 448 pages
Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray, leia & bail/breha & cast, 416 pages
Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson, phasma & brendol hux & cast, 400 pages
Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno, galen/lyra & jyn & krennic & tarkin, 352 pages
Bloodline by Claudia Grey, leia & ocs, 352 pages
Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry, leia & ocs, 240 pages
The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure by Jason Fry, luke & ocs, 192 pages
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed, jyn & cassian & bodhi & baze & chirrut & k2so & galen & krennic & cast, 336 pages
Lone Wolf by Abel G. Peña, obi-wan & luke, 76 pages
The Hive by Steven Barnes, obi-wan & ocs, [short story]
Guardian of the Whills by Greg Rucka, chirrut & baze & ocs, 240 pages
Secrets of the Jedi by Jude Watson, obi-wan/siri & anakin/padme & qui-gon & adi gallia & cast, 208 pages
The Force Awakens: Rey’s Story by Elizabeth Schaefer, rey & cast, 128 pages

full recs under the cut!

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anonymous asked:

Hi Jez :) I was just reading party banter between Solas and Fenris and I thought that it would be interesting to know what Fenris could have said about Solas and Lavellan relationship :) Hugs :)

More banter to go along with the bit I wrote for Solas and Fenris. I wrote the Lavellan dialogue specifically for Isii because I couldn’t resist.

Fenris: I take it you and Solas are involved?
Isii: You say that like it’s a bad thing.
Fenris: Do you not fear what he is capable of? He is a hedge mage. He has never been taught to control his abilities.
Solas: (if present) A pity you think restraint is so hard to come by.
Isii: What exactly do you suppose I am, Fenris? I didn’t train in a Circle.
Fenris: Perhaps it would be better if you did.
Isii: Well, luckily for me the Templars aren’t terribly interested in hauling me away. They’re far too busy trying to kill me.


Fenris: A mage taking another mage as a lover. Typical.
Isii: Creators, Fenris. Why are you so grumpy all the time?
Fenris: I am not grumpy.
Isii: (giggles)
Fenris: What’s so funny?
Isii: You get the most adorable little crease in your brow when you frown.
Fenris: (grunts)
Isii: See? Grumpy.


Fenris: Solas does not respect your people or your gods, yet you would still have him at your side?
Isii: Have you ever been in love, Fenris?
Fenris: (Depending on Hawke romance, he answers yes or no.)
Isii: Who you love doesn’t always make sense. It doesn’t have to. That’s kind of the point.
Fenris: I suppose you’re right. 


Fenris: The Inquisition will not last forever. Everyone has lives they will have to return to, eventually.
Solas: True.
Fenris: At least you have the freedom to follow her after all is said and done. It’s not like you were doing much with your time before the Breach. 


(After the Solas/Lavellan breakup, if Fenris slept with Hawke:)

Fenris: She watches you. When your eyes are cast aside, she stares.
Solas: I am more than aware of that.
Fenris: I take it things did not end well?
Solas: The fact that it had to end meant it ended poorly. The fault was my own. I had to walk away even though it pained me to do so.
Fenris: I know the feeling. If you are anything like me, you will regret it.
Solas: Be that as it may, I do not wish to speak of it further.

Top 11 Favorite Comics featuring Younger Superheroes (Teen/Young Adult)

6. Super Sons (Jon Kent and Damian Wayne)

This one might be cheating because the series has not actually been released yet, however, if the “pilot” issues of Superman (10 and 11) are any indication, this one is a fun one. Its great reading the banter between Jon and Damian. I haven’t read much with Damian previously, and Jon is the newest Superboy, but I’m liking both. The dynamic between Jon and Damian is great and fun to read. Especially since it carries the dynamic over from their respective parents. I met Peter Tomasi at NYCC who was also enthusiastic about the new series, and I am too especially since he’s writing the book. Right now, the book is looking as a good and funny read.

Favorite Young Adult/Teen Heroes (links)
1. Nova (Richard Rider and Sam Alexander)
2. Avengers Academy
3. Champions
4. New Warriors
5. Blue Beetle (Jamie Reyes)
6. Super Sons (Jon Kent and Damian Wayne)
7. Titans (DC Rebirth)
8. Darkhawk
9. Ghost Rider (Robbie Reyes)
10. Runaways
11. Wolverine and the X-men/Nightcrawler (X-Students)
12. Honorable Mention #1 - Machine Teen
13. Honorable Mention #2 - Spider-Man
14. Honorable Mention #3 - Firebreather

anonymous asked:

This is gonna sound cliche as hell but whenever I'm in a bad mood I literally just go on your blog and read all the banter between the K Fam and all the fangirling that goes on. I honestly love your blog, I'm glad black KM fans have a place to hang out online! 😚

Aw Thank Youuuuu! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Romanogers Fanfiction Recommendations

Fanfics/writers appreciation list.
I am a reader of the many romanogers fanfiction online. Here are some of my favorites. Read them if you have time and support the awesome writers!

WRITER: InNeedOfInspiration 
This one’s works never fails to tug my heart. One of the best story-tellers in the fandom ;)

Title: Just a Blast From the Past
Why I love this: This is probably one of the most creative stories in the Romanogers fandom. If you are into time travel and 1940′s timeline this one’s for you!

‘I don’t get attached to people,’ she hissed. 'It’s in my nature. Don’t try to fight it.’ A deep frown rose across his forehead. 'You’ll be better off without me.You can’t see it yet, but trust me, you don’t want to go down that road,’ she said. 'You have to let me go, Steve.’

Title:   A Bolt From the Blue
Why I love this: Sequel of Just a Blast from the Past from Steve’s POV. Reading this always makes me laugh. I love all the banters between Nat, Steve and Bucky.  

“And who was she to him?” she said softly. “To Steve?” Bucky watched her knowingly, his long pause betraying his answer.“I think you figured it out long ago,” he said.

WRITER: @chalantness
Basically everything this writer makes is a piece of gold, but some of my favorites from her works are:

Title:  my end, my beginning 
Why I love this: Soul-mate AU, need I say more?

 Title:  I Think I’ve Got It Right
Why I love this: One of the most heartwarming romanogers stories there is. I fell in love with her James and Tatiana so much. 

WRITER: @heyfrenchfreudiana
One of the first few writers I fangirled about inside the Romanogers fandom. She’s beyond words amazing!  

Title: Muscle Memory
Why I love this: The plot is insanely insane as both the main characters are confused and lost. I can’t wait how everything will unfold as the story goes on. 

Title:  Sea Glass
Why I love this: This story is one of my top favorite fic ever from ALL the fandoms I am supporting. You are literally missing something great in your life if you don’t read this one. Ready some tissues for your tears! 

“ The kind of words Natasha hadn’t known she’d needed until he’d said them, until they were sealed tight in her heart. Little seeds of love and desire and patience, but maybe most importantly acceptance, planted in ground that she’d thought was solid rock. All of those doubts magically washed away, as if the rain had done more than chill her to her bones. “

WRITER:  myloveiamthespeedofsound
If you are up to some emotional roller-coaster stories or the table flipping feels. You should check out this writer’s stories. I’m not even kidding, her plots are just right in the feels!

Title:  Poison & Wine
Why I love this: I did say table-flipping feels right? Go on and try this.

Title:  This Love
Why I love this: I can’t even count how many times this story had made me cry and it’s not even complete! 

“ Every half remembered dream, every what if and maybe.  All wrapped up in an image on his screen and God how it hurt  in some soul crushing way that he had never thought possible.  How hard it was to see that moment but not have been a part of it.“

Title:  Need the Sun to Break
Why I love this: Ahhhh, the in denial love stage. Also a WIP.

WRITER:  atlasky
This one is also in my romanogers fanfic best story-tellers hall of fame because wow did this one writes so much emotion one heart can handle.

Title:   Façade
Why I love this: This Mr. and Ms. Smith AU is just asdfghjkhfakhfaj (what I can’t describe it in words XD ). This is Natasha and Steve battling over their emotional wreckage. 
“I have always been a murderer and a liar; and I have a feeling you haven’t always been a liar, so this is the core root of the problem: you need to accept that you were just as bad and you’ve known it all along. Maybe not the murderer part, but definitely the liar thing. Because here is your guilt acting out, and frankly, it’s getting tiring.”  

WRITER:  mckayla (steveromanov)
Her works are one of the first multichaptered fics I read in the Romanogers fandom. This one also drowns readers in feels. 

Title:  Frostbite
Why I love this: Because I am a lover of slow-build AU’s. I completely fell in love with this story <3
“This time, the question didn’t make her angry. This time, it didn’t make her feel sick. No, this time, it made her feel safe. She was warm and happy, unwilling to move from Steve’s arms. She was more than okay. She felt great—greater than she had been in a long time. She felt…She felt loved.”

WRITER: @thegraytigress
One of my most favorite writers of all time. She makes 10+k words per chapter in each of her stories just to capture the emotions of the characters. This one also gives the most beautiful plots inside the Romanogers fandom. I am an avid fan ever since I discovered her gold works. Check out her stories now! 

Title:  Heart of the Storm
Why I love this: This one is probably the biggest series in the fandom (1million words and counting!). It started with  Red Rain and now has a total of 6 stories in it (prequel and sequels) and still kicking so much as*! I lost count how many times this one made me cry with its happiness, whump and everything in between feels. 

Title:  The Sexy Misadventures of Agents Romanoff and Rogers
Why I love this: because “ Who says work can’t be fun? “

Title:  Stay
Why I love this: This isn’t your typical fanfiction. This is Natasha and Steve facing their past and emotions like I have never read before. This is too much pain but also a bundle of hope. Seriously, go read this. 

WRITER:  LeoTheAvengingLioness333

Title:  Our Time In The Dark
Why I love this: This story will always have a soft spot in my heart just because. This one is too good to be true, also a 1940′s AU jumping to present. I have been following this story for the longest timeeeeeeeeee. This is beautiful I swear. Do yourselves a favor and read it. 

WRITER:  @ym4yum1  
I love the maturity in all of this writer’s stories. 

Title:   Chris Crush
Why I love this: A series of movie times in the lives of Natasha and Steve. Some sense of normalcy (almost!) in their crazy worlds. 

WRITER: Lovedrr

Title:  Paradise
Why I love this: This story has also one of the most unique plot lines there is. It was kind of cut short in the end but I loved it anyways. This is awesomely written and is very mysterious. 

WRITER:  singalellaby

Title: How the Light Gets In 
Why I love this: I think I said beautiful too many times in this blog post but that’s what best describes this story. This is perfection. All written from Steve’s blind perspective. This is one of the stories that has totally left a mark in my mind and heart. I re-read this a lot of times.  

“ He can see what solace a woman taught from birth to shroud herself in inscrutability might find in the company of a blind man “ 

WRITER: @saranoh
This writer has created a whole series for the Romanogers fandom to love. She created Nadia Rogers <3

Title:  Nadiaverse 
Why I love this: This is also a series telling the story of Nadia Rogers, a girl born from ‘Wishes and Nightmares’. I love Natasha as a mother to no end. I miss this series so much! 

WRITER:  t0bemadeofglass

This author writes the best medieval AU’s not necessarily pure romanogers but they are there.

Title:  Man Made Madness and the Romance of Sadness
Why I love this: This one is not totally pure Romanogers. It is also part Loki/Natasha. I loved this fic so much because of its tragic ending, not the usual ones we read and the minds of the characters are so twisted you won’t even guess what happens next. This is medieval AU, and it is too amazing! 

“For all your words and your confessions and your passion, you know you don’t love me.  Perhaps you love the idea of me, perhaps my body, or even it’s my ability to empathize with you and what has happened, but you don’t love me.”

I am sure there’s a lot more gorgeous stories and great writers I’m not remembering right now. Let’s give these writers salute for all their hard works. I am sincerely wishing you all the good things in life! Thank you all for giving us these pieces of art, I personally appreciate you all a lot! <3 xoxo

ajanamyth  asked:

I love reading good banter between snarky characters 😊 I couldn't stop grinning while reading chapter 4 of Offline.

Yay haha that chapter almost killed me so I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I’m excited to ramp it up a level in chapter five and chapter six should be our first smut even though it’s sort of via comms and Q probably shouldn’t be listening to James’ private time but honestly 007 if you’re going to leave your ear piece in Q is totally going to listen….

In honor of Swan Queen Appreciation Week, Day 7: My Favorite Fanfics

I love basically everything all of these authors have ever written, and there are even more amazing SQ authors I love almost as much. I never tire of rereading. Anyway, here we go:

The story of it all by Sage1982 

STILL IN PROGRESS AND WILL BE COMPLETED HOPEFULLY

Summary: Single-girl anxieties cause Emma Swan to ask her ask college professor Regina Mills to be her date for the weekend. Her plan, attempting to fool everyone in Storybrooke that have been dating for a while, proves to be her undoing.

Funny, witty story and utterly romantic. My alltime favorite SQ fic and I dearly hope it will be completed someday.

Imagine you and me by bayloriffic 

I love all her fics as she has this incredible writing style which is polished yet seems very casual and her stories always end on a hopeful note without any sentimental fuss. This 3-chapter-story is a classic parent trap story in which Henry wants to set up his moms after Regina said they’ve become friends in Neverland. He arranges seemingly accidental meetings, until Emma realizes what her son is up to. However, it’s too late, Emma’s half in love with Regina already.

We’ll make our home on the water by bayloriffic

This is the best of the journey-to-Neverland-finding-Henry fics. So well written and jealous Regina is just so awesome. As always: sweet, sexy, hopeful and without any fuss. 

From Crayons To Perfume by amycarey (the Queen of AUs)

I couldn’t quite decide between “Temporary Distractions” and “From Crayons to Perfume” to pick a favourite, but in the end chose this one as the ending is not quite as fluffy (not that there’s anything wrong with fluff, but still). A different approach at the not quite totally AU storyline; as always the characterization as well as the writing style is exquisite. Regina in this is a little cruel, yet heartbreakingly sweet.

To protect and Serve by Janemac24

Summary: Regina Mills is a decorated detective in the Boston Police Department, known for being outstanding at her job but outstandingly difficult to work with. Emma Swan is a driven rookie assigned to be her new partner. What happens when they find themselves thinking of each other as more than just coworkers?

In my opinion on of the most accomplished, brilliant, heartbreaking QS fics out there. Excellent writing and characterization.

(Story is still in progress.)

Incoming Messages by Hunnyfresh

There can’t be a favorite QS fanfic list without mentioning Hunnyfresh. This one is funny, heartbreaking, with a very sexy mayor. If you haven’t seen the trailer on YT, please watch! Summary: Ruby makes Emma a dating profile. The only catch is that she’s listed as a guy. That wouldn’t be such a problem if Emma hadn’t found Regina’s profile and begins communicating with the Mayor

No More Lonely Knights by Hope2x

When Snow announces their new baby at the party, it’s Regina who takes care of a very drunk and hurt Emma. Short, sweet and funny little story.

By Process of Elimination by Hope2x

Summary: Always competing, Emma and Regina find themselves getting just a bit carried away one night. In the morning both are shocked to find their situation has changed and in a town with magic, not everything is so easily fixed. The two suddenly have to find some way to get along before one doesn’t make it out alive.

I need to be honest, I quit reading when this became a magic baby fic. But still, even the long story before that was nothing short of awesome. I like to pretend that the story just ends somewhere in the middle.

The Secret’s in the Telling by pyrophoric

Summarizing this brilliant and cleverly crafted story without giving too much away is difficult. It’s a complex story but absolutely worth the read. A lot of hilarious bantering between Emma and Regina.

Down East Decisions by FlyYouFools

Summary: Massachusetts State Police Capt. Emma Swan leaves her red-hot career to become the police chief of sleepy Storybrooke, Maine.

Great AU crime/romance with a strong Emma and an even stronger Regina. This is one of the most romantic SQ fics.

(Story is still in progress.)

There are 3 fics that I really love but will probably never be completed :(

Falling in the Frey by Ravensbear

Summary: Master Sgt. Emma Swan and her team- Staff Sergeant David Nolan, Sergeant Mary Margaret Blanchard and Sergeant Graham- are commissioned to escort and protect Ms. Regina Mills, a feisty civilian, into the warzone of Freylache.

Great AU romance in which I gladly waited for like 40 chapters for Emma and Regina to kiss for the first time.

Ameliorating Her Heart by Tohrment222

Summary: Emma starts work at the local hardware store and finds out the woman who caught her eye is her new boss. Regina seems to be happy and is engaged with a son but the more time they spend together, the more Regina finds Emma is filling a void she didn’t realize was there.

Funny and heartwarming story that I enjoyed a lot.

Routine by Captainly

Summary: Emma and Regina have always followed a simple routine when getting together. What happens when Regina unexpectedly breaks it?

I’m not normally much into M-rated stories but this one manages to slowly evolve their relationship.

My Thoughts On Mollygram

I DON’T BUY IT.

There, I said it.

I don’t buy it.

I don’t believe in their relationship. This marriage is a sham.

I want to put up a disclaimer right here before someone accuses me of being merely a whiny hannigram shipper who doesn’t like the new woman: I went into this episode headfirst WANTING TO BELIEVE IN MOLLYGRAM.

I WANTED TO BELIEVE IN IT SO BAD, YOU GUYS.

BUT I DON’T.

I loved mollygram in the book so, so much. I looked at all these spoilery little articles and the gifs of their dinner with Jack this episode thinking, “Ok, this is it. Prepare to have your heart broken in a whole new way, man, you’re in for a wild ride.”

And then the episode aired. And I saw their interactions together on screen. And I literally made this face: :/

There’s no chemistry between them. None.

Their “banter” back and forth did not read cute to me, like I expected it to when I saw it only in gif form. It felt stilted. Rehearsed, almost.

She encouraged him to go with Jack to look at the crime scene. What. The Molly from the book KNOWS this isn’t good for Will, she doesn’t WANT him to go. When she says the line, “This place would be soured for you,” in the book, you got the impression that she said it because she understood Will, because she understood that she wouldn’t be able to convince him to stay.

Here, she said it to guilt him into going after he made if perfectly clear that HE DID NOT WANT TO. She tells him it’s important to her that she knows he will try to do the right thing. She wants him to go run off and “play the hero.”

When he tells her that if he goes, he’ll come back different, her response is, “I’ll be the same.” That’s not helpful, Molly. Like, at all.

This Molly does not understand Will. She does not understand what looking at this stuff does to him. She does not know him well at all…

And I blame Will for that.

This is not a Molly hate post. I don’t hate Molly. Or I’ll say this, rather–I don’t hate her any more than I hate Jack. That is to say, I don’t hate THEM as characters, but I hate what they do to Will. But it’s Will’s own fault this is happening.

If I ever needed the proof that this is nothing more than Will trying to throw himself headfirst into the life he thinks he should want–perfect ordinary wife, perfect kid, a thousand dogs running around his little cabin in the middle of the woods–this is it.

He picked Molly–a sweet, gentle, average nice woman who can’t understand the kind of horror and darkness he sees behind his eyelids, who literally can’t comprehend that there are things in this world twisted enough that they could change him at the core of who he is. He’s trying to live out his idea of the perfect little American dream.

And it isn’t working. I don’t see any genuine spark in his eyes when he looks at his own wife. I see exactly what this show wanted me to see–a man lying about a foot away from his wife in bed, not touching her, eyes wide open. I see a man sneaking out of bed in the middle of the night to read letters hidden in a drawer from his ex-something-or-other-he-doesn’t-want-to-define.

I see him showing more genuine emotion and expression in his eyes (and damn, kudos to you, Hugh Dancy, for your mad acting skills on that one!) when he reads that letter than I saw in any of his interactions with her. His “happiest” moment in the scene before was that little giggle when she called him out about the strays. I winced when I heard it. I don’t understand how anyone could not hear how forced that laugh was, how much he laughed because he wanted to find joy in it, not because he actually did.

This Will is too busy not being over Hannibal Lecter to be in love with Molly. I’m not saying this as wishful thinking, because I wanted him to be in love with Molly. I’m saying it because it’s fact.

Will might care about Molly. But he does not love her.

The first arc of this season was about Hannibal’s emotional and spiritual growth, coming to terms with the fact that he is in love with Will and wants him enough to be willing to go to prison for him. I think this arc will be the same thing for Will, him coming to terms with the fact that he finally got the perfect, stable life he thought he should always strive for and finding that he doesn’t want it. Maybe he could have wanted it once, but not now, not in life After Hannibal Lecter. Will is going to come to terms with the fact that he’s still in love with Hannibal, after all this time, just as Hannibal came to terms with his own feelings three years ago.

If I have one prediction to make about the end of this season, it would be this–Molly’s not the one who’s going to be sliding those divorce papers over the table when it’s all said and done.

anonymous asked:

stop saying scorose is canon dumbass-the entire play was scorbus and rose REJECTED scorpius

I’m sick and not here for this, but here we go:

No I did not travel across the ocean to see the play, so I’m going off the spoilers I’ve been reading. Albus and Scorpius are best friends with a very reliant and supportive friendship. They make each other stronger. That can be read as platonic and familial love, or it could be read as something more; that is really up to the audience. Albus has a crush on Voldemort’s daughter, and there are hints that Scorpius has a crush on Rose (she smells nice, he actively asks her out). Even though Rose says no, there is canon attraction on Scorpius’ end towards Rose (and maybe women in general, same as Albus), and based off the spoilers I’ve read about the banter between Scorpius and Rose, maybe the “no” Rose gave wouldn’t always be a “no.” Once again, I think this is entirely up to the audience to decide. I actually think this was a very smart way for JK to handle the Next Gen. shipping. Rowling isn’t dumb; she knows that there are many queer fans and many fans who love Scorose just as there are many fans who love Scorbus (same with Drarry and Dramione). IMO, this play threw in fodder for all the ships for shippers to take and work with in their own fanfictions and headcanons. Personally I’ve shipped Scorose since 2007, and I always pegged that their relationship would start off as one-sided before moving into something more, with rejection being a strong possibility for the person who made the first move. So Rose rejecting Scorpius doesn’t mean Scorose isn’t canon. What it means is that Scorpius is canonically attracted to Rose. Rose rejecting Scorpius could mean that she’s not interested in him in that way at the moment (and they do need to establish a friendship, same with Rose and Albus), but that doesn’t mean she wouldn’t say yes in the future or that she wouldn’t be the one to ask Scorpius out in the future. They’re young, and they definitely have time to figure everything out. Contrastly, one could argue that Rose just isn’t interested in Scorpius that way and so Scorpius gives up on his romantic feelings for Rose and they decide to just be good friends. Since Albus’s crush on Voldemort’s daughter (ok like that would most likely never have worked out, sorry Albus), didn’t come through, maybe Albus grows closer to Scorpius. Maybe they eventually start dating. That’s for the audience to decide. But since I’ve been on the Scorose ship since 2007, I’m taking the fodder that was there for Scorose and I’m running full steam ahead with it, the same as I hope Scorbus, Drarry, Dramione, Romione, Hinny, etc are doing with the fodder that was provided with for their ships. I’m not here for shipping hate, especially since some fans don’t even consider the play canon at all. As far as I’m concerned, Scorose is canon, but Scorbus can also be considered canon for all the interactions that they had. Happy shipping everyone.