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Prompt: Phichit beta reading Yuuri's self insert fanfic of himself and Victor, and Victor finds out (credit everyone in Discord!).

S/O TO EVERYONE IN DISCORD @history-rover @forovnix @omgkatsudonplease @exile-wrath @dystopiansushi @emerald-imperial


“Victor, can I tell you a secret?” Yuuri asks with vodka seeping from every breath he exhales, with his hand slipping up Victor’s shirt at a varying pace, first slow, then fast, then slow again, as though he can’t decide what to do.

Victor touches Yuuri’s ankle with his foot, shifts closer to him until he’s about to fall off of the barstool. Phichit and Christophe are sitting nearby, but ever since Yuuri had one shot too many, he’d been locked in his own little world with Victor. “You can tell me anything.”

Then, he’s struggling to get his phone out of his pocket. Victor reaches a hand to help him, and as soon as their skin touches Yuuri grips his hand, lacing their fingers while holding the phone with his left hand. He places it on the bar, then opens the internet. “I’ve gotta show you… I never showed you. I don’t think I ever showed you.”

He leans closer, nuzzles his neck. “Showed me what?”

“This,” he says, and then taps on something. “I used to…” A blush flushes across his cheeks and Victor kisses him. He tastes of alcohol and something sweet, something he can’t quite name. “You know how I liked you?” Their joint hands move to Victor’s thigh and rest there. “Before I met you?”

He’s aware that Yuuri was a fan, and he nods.

“I used to write,” Yuuri is saying, and pushing the phone towards him. “Do you see this one? Five thousand kudos, Vitya. Five thousand. And it’s… I loved you then, and I love you now. I loved you so much and I wrote about you but now I don’t have to ‘cause I have you.”

Victor blinks, stares at the phone screen.

From Russia With Love by vicchanfan202

Rating: Explicit

Relationship: Victor Nikiforov/Reader

Additional Tags: Alternate Universe – Coffee Shop, Self-Insert, Strangers to Lovers, Fluff, Smut, Hardcore Smut but there’s plot I promise, (My first fic!!! be nice plz), Misuse of whipped cream, Explicit Sex, kitchen sex, strawberries in all the wrong places, sex in a lot of places lol, Food Kink, Praise Kink, BDSM (Probably), Gold Kink, Sugar Daddy, Temperature Play, Male Original Characters, Female Original Characters, Daddy Kink

Language: English

Words: 217891 Chapters: 12/12 Kudos: 5027

Victor Nikiforov is on top of the world–he possesses beauty, medals, fame. Everything but love. When he bumps into a young man at a coffee shop, everything changes.


“Do you like it?” Yuuri asks, and his thigh presses more firmly against Victor’s as he shifts closer.

Victor swallows thickly. “Yuuri, I…”

“I used to write them in Japanese, but Phichit beta’d this one for me,” he explains, then hiccups, then yawns. He wraps his free arm around Victor’s shoulders and leans on him, burying his head in his chest.

“You have a daddy kink? And a praise kink? And a… What does strawberries in all the wrong places mean?”

Yuuri moves a hand to his ass.

Victor clears his throat. “Tomorrow, when you’re sober, we’re going to have a talk about why you haven’t told me these things.”

He giggles. “My legs are asleep. So’s my face.”

He chuckles and cups Yuuri’s cheek, using his free hand to open up the fanfiction on his phone. He copies the link, texts it to himself. “Your face is asleep?”

Yuuri nods, yawns. “Let me tell you about the story, okay? It’s a…” His brows furrow in concentration, as though he can’t remember what he was going to say. “There’s smut, right, but–”


“Sex, like a lot of it. I think there’s, like, nine sex scenes in the second chapter. The relationship develops quickly. But the plot,” he says, and pokes Victor’s chest. “It’s all about the plot.”

“Nine sex scenes in one chapter?”

Yuuri hums. “Not all sex, but like sex, you know?”

“I don’t know. I really, really don’t know.”

“I’ll explain, no worries. Phichit, do you remember From Russia With Love?” He turns to his friend.

Phichit’s eyes widen with recognition, his pupils dart back and forth between Victor and Yuuri. “You told Victor about your smutty self-insert fanfiction that hit five thousand kudos?”

“Remember the strawberry scene?” Yuuri prompts.

Phichit pales. “I’ll never forget the strawberry scene.”

“We’re going home, and I’m finding that strawberry scene,” Victor states, taking Yuuri’s hand and leading him towards the door.

“There’s another part with chocolate syrup–that’s where the temperature play comes in.”


~ The following morning

“What happened last night?” Yuuri asks, stepping into the kitchen and seeing a pack of freshly-bought strawberries sitting on the kitchen counter.

FAVORITE OLICITY FICS:  Part II – Olicity Fandom Work

Warning: half of this list crushed my heart and danced on the left pieces

Favorite AU Fics:

I’m sorry there’re toooooo many



I want to Thank every Olicity fic Writer out there because You are remarkable! You are making lives brighter even if it includes broken hearts more often than not! You are and always will be what a fandom needs the most! THANK YOU!

Afterwards when Stiles was asleep in sheets still damp with sweat, Scott carefully brushed the hair from the other man’s face and traced the swell of his lips with one finger. There was always something similar about Stiles no matter what shape he took. The way he held himself, the stupid sense of humor, the hard edges and darkness inside of him even when he could be gentle. It was the way his lips would quirk when he was thinking, the restlessness in his hands, and how he could make Scott feel human again more than anyone else could. 

Scott loved him already, or maybe loved him still. Always.

Fic by @nevertrustastilesthing and @runicscribbles

Art by @kurocyou

Artwork for the Sciles fic, Ab Aeterno! Pirate Sciles and their immortal love through history: 

[Read on AO3]

So, I’ve been reading Olicity fics obsessively for almost a year now and I really wanted to make an list of my absolute favourite works. This list is to appreciate these incredible writers and to recommend new(and mind bogglingly good) fics for those who unlike me, haven’t read almost every olicity fic ever written after 2014. This list includes finished and unfinished one shots and longer fics. I’ve added links to all the writer’s tumblr’s that I found!

  • Origin by eyrk (Role reversal Au, with Felicity as the vigilante and playboy!Oliver, will absolutely destroy you both with it’s incredibleness and the fact that it gets updated very rarely)
  • Anyone Else But You by javajunkie (Frenemies(?) to lovers. Will make you laugh hysterically and then cry like a baby)
  • once upon a december by roselland (Anastasia, aka my most beloved Disney movie & BRATVA AU??? Like I loved this fic before I even had read the first sentence tbh)
  • Employee of the Month by ihatepeas (S1 rewrite, with Felicity as a detective& Papa Lance’s partner. Oliver is a little shit of a vigilante with horrible cover stories and Felicity is the cutest human being ever who predictably sees through all of his lies.)
  • Queen of Chemistry by tssgry (High school-Frenemies-Tutor Au? With sassy Felicity & kinda really cute(and brooding) Oliver.)
  • And Then It Ends, Your Little Winning Streak by MachaSWicket (Oh man. Oooh man. This one will make you wail your anguish and feelings to your dog in 3am. Partly because the feelings it gives you, and partly because no one, I mean no one will ever write ‘scared for Felicity’s life’- Oliver better than this. Seriously, this one changed my life.)
  • A Week off the Grid by fiacresgirl (Post s3 road trip fic!! The title basically explains what they have in mind, but it doesn’t tell you how much you’re going to adore it)
  • Still by TeaWithLemon (Set somewhere in season three, O&F deal with bombers, kidnappers and Ray Palmer. I have so many feelings about every chapter in this fic. So many. When you’ve read it, because you have to(!!), come and message me so we can yell about it together.)
  • Long Time Coming by MachaSWicket (Felicity and Oliver get interrupted way too many times when trying to finally have sex with each other. This one is still my absolute favorite smutty one shot. You’ll see why, trust me. )
  • The Dark Prodigal by pulpklatura (Period drama/Regency Au. I have no words for the talent this writer has. Properly done research & A+ characterization. Also, no big deal, the writing happens to better than many of the novels I’ve read written by acclaimed authors.)
  • Blood Hands by Bre (A brilliant Bratva fic with slowburn romance, piNING?? and incredible sexual tension.)
  • Devil’s Backbone by anthfan (Felicity and Oliver begin a physical relationship after Sara’s death. You’ll love this if you are a slut for angst like me.)
  • can’t escape this now by callistawolf (Another arranged marriage Au, but not with Bratva, but a Mob. Falling in love while trying so hard not to, basically my favorite thing ever)
  • Or Forever Hold Your Peace by katanaxriot (Best friends Au, where hidden(or new?) feelings rise after they end up sleeping together. Oh and Felicity being engaged sort of complicates matters. Lots of miscommunications, jealousy, sexual tension & pining. You know, my favorite tropes as always)
  • Charmed by midnightofthesoul (Oliver should watch out what he says about his future colleagues in the presence of one tiny blonde. Oh god, the awesomeness of this one, seriously. Bad ass Felicity & thoroughly whipped Oliver)
  • Break by eyrk (After S2 finale, Felicity needs a break from Team Arrow, and moves to Gotham and you know, forms the Justice League. Everything about this one is pure magnificence, everything. *Shia Labeouf voice* ‘JUST.. READ IT!!)
  • Who Gave You Eyes Like That (Said You Could Keep Them) by Riley_Scott (Felicity has known Oliver a long time, but doesn’t know how deep his feelings are for her . But when Oliver finally realizes he should show those feelings in other ways than just trying to get her to sleep with her in various lewd ways, she knows she’s in trouble. It’s awesome, trust me.)
  • Between Love and Skate by dettiot (Figure skating Au, in which Felicity and Oliver are new partners. All the sexual tension & fluff! This also gave me soo many flashbacks to my preteen years, when I was utterly obsessed with figure skating)
  • Nothing Can Harm You Here by serenadreams (Felicity meets Oliver, a homeless war veteran on the side of a road. I have no words for the beauty of this work. Heartbreakingly angsty but yet so hopeful?? Just read it.)
  • Rooftops and Parking Lots & Stay With Me by gnimaerd (Felicity has an affair with Oliver, who is not her husband. Really well written two fic with equally amazing sequel piece. Deals with angsty issues amazingly. Oliver is so hopelessly Oliver in this one; pining, brooding, clueless sap. *cries*)
  • Blank Space by YellowFlicker (Au in which O&F knew each other pre-Gambit.)
  • got game by the pound by lisbei (Three times Felicity uses sex to get the assassin/Al Sah Him out of Oliver. Set after Oliver is brainwashed by The League. Angsty smut. Fluffy smut.)
  • Step By Step (We All Fall Down) by FanMomMer (Set during the summer before S3. What if Felicity hadn’t been as forgiving about that ‘I love you’ and what if the deleted kiss actually happened? I’m already so in love with this one.)
  • Between the Shadow and the Soul by apinknightmare (Set during the summer before S3. Oliver deals with the aftermath of the fake-real ‘I love you’- Oliver’s feelings for Felicity are written in an unbelievably and breathtakingly beautiful way. Angsty, but you know, with an happy ending)
The Lutheran Reformation - Dates, People and other facts about Wilhelm’s time

I tried to collect some infos concerning the historical events of Wilhelm’s lifetime, that influenced him. If you are interested, please take a look and in addiction to my short explanations I added some wikipedia articles for those of you who really want to dive deeper into the topic. Hope this can help a bit and further questions are always welcomed! :)


  • 1517 - Martin Luther publishes his famous 95 theses in Wittenberg (Wilhelm is 15) 
  • 1521 - Imperial Diet in Worms, Luther defends his theses and says the iconic words ‘here I stand, I can’t help it.’, he’s outlawed by the emperor (Wilhelm is 19)
  • 1524/25 - German Peasant’s War, revolts of peasants all over the Empire, they fight for freedom and against serfdom and socage, idelocially influenced by Luther (though he opposed their violent interpretation of his words) defeated by the armies of the rulers in Frankenhausen, Thuringia, on 15th May 1525 (Wilhelm is 22-23)
  • 1530 - Imperial Diet in Augsburg, protestants revolt against the condemnation of lutheranism, the Augsburg Confession comes into existence,  a universal confession of faith from the protestant rulers. (Wilhelm is 28)
  • 1531 - establishment of the Schmalkaldic League on 27th February, a league of protestant princes and towns to defend themselves against catholic forces (Wilhelm is 29, Schmalkalden partly belonged to Henneberg, so he and his uncle were involved in this)
  • 1532 - Peace of Nuremberg, the emperor needs his princes behind him against the Turks and so they pledge to keep peace and support the military campaigns, prosecution of protestants ends and the imperial ban is quashed. (Wilhelm is 30, he succeeded as count)
  • 1537 - gathering in Schmalkalden, Luther, Melanchthon and other important characters of protestantism are present to discuss mostly religious questions, the Schmalkald Articles are presented, an important confession of the Lutheran Church (Wilhelm is 35)
  • 1546/47 - Schmalkaldic War, after all the emperor still wants to contain protestantism, in 1546  battles between catholic and prostestant troops begin, the final Battle of Mühlberg is fought on 24th April 1547, ends in a catholic victory and the imprisonment of the league’s leaders, over 7,000 dead or wounded (Wilhelm is 44-45, dies in Mühlberg)
  • 1555 - Peace of Augsburg, end of the struggles between the two groups, protestantism is accepted and the division of christendom permanent in the Holy Roman Empire, the principle is cuius regio, eius religio, which allows rulers to select the faith in their territory.


Charles V. (1500-1558) : Holy Roman Emperor, devoted catholic and eager to erase the new faith

Martin Luther (1483-1546) : reformer and professor, head of lutheranism

Phillip Melanchthon (1497-1560) : theologician and reformer, collaborator of Luther

John Frederick I. of Saxony (1503-1554) : Elector of Saxony, leader of the Schmalkaldic League and Wilhelm’s commander in the war

Philip I. of Hesse (1504-1567) : Landgrave of Hesse, second leader of the league, he and Wilhelm share the power over the town Schmalkalden

anonymous asked:

Was H1 aware that she was pregnant or did she come back some time later after they were born?

H1 was made aware by her as soon as she knew that she was pregnant. Reading through their message history, she kept him pretty well-informed throughout in her debate to keep or not. When she discovered that they were twins and more (genders, health-status).
He didn’t say anything to me or anyone else until we had opened a letter from the state saying that she had filed for child support naming him as the father.
Why didn’t she say anything to me? He had told her that he did.

Oh my god I’m reading through A History of Middle Earth, Vol. 12 and

“Since the ‘kings’ or heads of lines are regarded as ‘parents’ of the whole group, it will be understood how it was that the whole of Durin’s Race gathered and marshalled itself to avenge Thror.”

Kings are regarded as the parents as the whole group



Study Tips: Colour-coding History

I think it would be nice to share with you the very basic system I’ve decided to use when reading through my history textbook!

Now that I’m revising every chapter writing down the main points, I immediately get what each paragraph is about. This helps to prioritise information: you fix in your mind what is likely to be the first thing you should say when answering a question, the date+event or main causes from which, secondly, you’ll move to broaden the topic.

Here’s my colour code, as an example for everyone who studies History:

  • Blue: main event
  • Red: date associated to the blue event
  • Yellow: causes that made the event happen, factors that have influenced the situation
  • Green: key words (the name of an office, a technological innovation, a social class - those things that are well-suited for a question like this: “What is a ~key word~?”)
  • Pencil: simple underline other things that complete the event, that explain what happened and how.

The Chavin were an empire in the Andes which flourished from 900 BCE to 200 BCE – it was building cities and conquering its neighbors more than two thousand years before the more famous Incan Empire set foot outside the Cuzco valley. They are rightly remembered today for their spiritual practices. You see, to get closer to their gods, or nature, they practiced human sacrifice and used hallucinogenic drugs. They also left behind underground tunnels which make animal noises when the wind rises. While we do not know much about the Chavin because they had no form of writing, what we have pieced together from the archaeological evidence is fascinating.

For instance, the Chavin were the first widespread, recognizable artistic style in the Andes. They used metallurgy, and since objects with melted metal begin to appear around this point, it may have been the Chavin who discovered it. They also seem to have little military culture. Chavin cities lack defensive structures. vidence of warfare has been found only in contemporaneous sites that were not influenced by Chavín culture, almost as if those other civilizations were defending themselves via warfare from Chavín cultural influence. All these add up to an intriguing, but still mysterious picture of a dominant culture with vibrant art and religious practices which held sway over its region of the Andes for hundreds of years. “Of all of the ancient cultures I admire, that of Chavin amazes me the most. Actually, it has been the inspiration behind most of my art.” – Pablo Picasso . 

xf wip: a thousand panes of glass (3/?)

Title: A Thousand Panes of Glass
Author: dashakay
Summary: Another impossible miracle.
Pairing: Mulder/Scully
Rating: Teen for this part.
Word Count: 1,100 for this chapter.
Thanks: To beautiful icedteainthebag for beta reading. And to everyone who patiently waited for this part.
Feedback: Very much appreciated and loved. Feel free to message me or email me at dashaxf at gmail dot com.

Part One | Part Two

Dr. Jo Mendoza, glasses perched on the end of her nose, reads through Scully’s medical history. Scully sits at the edge of the exam table, clad only in a stiff paper exam gown. Exam gowns remind her of sickness, of cancer, of blood draws and PET scans. They remind her of William—the mingled taste of mourning and hope. 

Her mouth is dry with nerves. She takes a sip from a paper cone of water but it doesn’t help much. Scully knows what’s coming and her heart pounds in her chest as she waits for it. 

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Castle prompt fill: Running through my veins

Prompt: ‘Should I be concerned about how much caffeine you’re taking in’ AU from supernerd127

I hope this was kinda along the lines of what you wanted. :)

Kate Beckett was many things, but late was never one of them. Especially not for her second day as an intern at the Richardson & Marks publishing house. Her brilliant idea to stay up late the night before to read through her boss’ publishing history had led to her sleeping through her alarm.
And she was now desperately needing her grande skim latte.

If only she could get past the billion people in queue ahead of her. She kept checking her watch, seeing the seconds tick by. She looked to see who the barista was that morning.

“Oh no,” she said, groaning in despair.

She felt a tap on her shoulder and turned around. “Yes? Oh.”

This man she came face to face with was tall. Even in her shorter heels, he was a full head taller than her. And those arms looked strong enough to pick her up right where she was standing. But it was his eyes that caught her attention; as blue as the sapphire stone in her mother’s favourite ring.

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