Soma Fics for a Soma Fix

anathemarmotqueen asked for some soma fics so I thought I’d put some of my favorites in a masterslist. This is in no way extensive, just some I can think of off the top of my head

Ma*Star Sibling AU by makapedia 

This one is soma but it’s also Maka and Black*Star brotp which is my fav thing ever and pretty much anything by kat is golden. Also you should totally read Shit, Maka a fandom classic. 

Dire Circus by raining-down-hearts 

THIS IS WHAT GOT ME INTO THE FANDOM. Maka goes looking for her father and ends of joining a dark circus while on the search. Set in the 1920s . Beautifully written, full of historically accurate details, and with some smut later on. Anything by Mindy is pretty good too

Aetherion by fullmetalgrigori

This was FMG’s entry for resbang last year and it was AMAZING. Really in depth story with spot on characterization and set in a world that is so well thought out. Fmg really out did herself. 

Grumpy Uncle Soul by poisonedscarlett

This is a really short, really cute, two shot written by scar full of Soul being a dork. Scar writes good things in general.

Strangers by sojustifiable

Seriously we have a talent for beautiful novel length fics. This a slow burn fic that’s still ongoing so you should totes message Amanda and tell her how amazing this is. 

Synthesis by zxanthe

I legit cried for this one. Another entry for Resbang 2014 that is more adventure than romance but there is a lot of characters and it’s just amazing. 

Backseat Serenade by earth-shines

This was an amazing Reverb that also has art  by the amazing s-puff to go with it. K has a lot of amazing writing that will make your heart burst from cuteness. 

London Not London by therewithasmile

A drabble by smiles that is really cute and short. In it, Maka is a taxi driver and Soul is a dumb passenger who didn’t really think things through.

Ramen Shop AU by my wife l0chn3ss

This is another short and sweet one that has adorbs interactions with soul and maka. It’s also one of the few by ness that does make your heart burst.

Glissando 99 by marshofsleep

A place where marsh dumps all her soma drabbles. Tbh all of marsh’s stuff is good and there’s a lot of things that I could rec but just read it all man

Okay there’s a bunch I’m missing but this is a good place to start off. I’m sure I’ll add more later but for now that’s it. 

EDIT: Thanks to Ness for pointing out a lot of these were missing links (like ??? I thought I put them on) all links should work now and plz look at smiles and Fab’s recs too!

10 things we learned from seeing Cassandra Clare at YALC

Last Saturday, we saw YA fantasy writer Cassandra Clare talking to Sarah Rees Brennan at YALC. Here’s what we learned:

1. Cassandra’s next book will be Lady Midnight, the first book in The Dark Artifices series. The series is set in Los Angeles five years after the last book in The Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire, and follows Emma Carstairs, Julian Blackthorn and his family, who appeared in COHF. The book is a murder mystery in which we will collect clues on the way and includes a new class of specially-trained elite Shadowhunters called Centurions. Cassandra found writing this book different to writing her other books because of the new structure of the mystery narrative. She also found it fun to write Emma’s character as, unlike her other female protagonists Clary and Tessa, Emma is a “badass from the start” and fights like a female Jace.

2. Lady Midnight will also feature some of the main characters from The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series! In it, Tessa will take Jace and Clary on a tour of the Herondale Manor. Tem and Jessa will get to know each other during the course of the book and through Tessa, Jace will get to know more about his biological family. Additionally, Jem and Tessa will be on their own spy mission, which will see them disappear for a couple of years but Jem is always checking up on Emma, as she is a Carstairs too.

3. Cassandra has also been working on Chain of Gold, the first book in The Last Hours series, which is a sequel to her other Shadowhunter series, The Infernal Devices. The events of The Last Hours take place 20 years after the end of TID and the series focuses on the children of Tessa and Will and their friends.

4. Cassandra hasn’t seen any of the upcoming Shadowhunters TV series yet but she has met the actors. The characters are going to be portrayed differently to how they are in the film. So far her favourite actor is Alan Van Sprang, who plays Valentine and there is a chance that Magnus Bane – played by dancer and former Glee star Harry Shum Jr – might dance in the show!

5. If she was going to belong to one of the Shadowhunter bloodlines, Cassandra thinks that she’d be a Fairchild as they have red hair and freckles, but she’d like to be a Blackthorn because they’re a big, close family and she missed that as an only child.

6. If she had to be a Downworlder, she’d want to be a warlock because “living forever is cool” and warlocks don’t have to deal with the same issues as vampires e.g. not being able to go out in the day and the “disgusting” need to drink blood.

7. Out of all her characters, Cassandra would most like to get stuck on a desert island with Magnus Bane because he could use magic to escape. Sarah said she’d most like to get stranded with “strong and sturdy” Gideon Lightwood

8. When collaborating on projects, Cassandra works in different ways depending on who she’s working with. When writing the Magisterium series with Holly Black, they sit in the same room and take it in turns to write a couple of paragraphs before passing it back to the other person. For The Bane Chronicles, which she writes with Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan, they send each other their work via email. They have also roleplayed some of the characters – once Sarah Rees Brennan was Jace and Holly Black was Clary!

9. Cassandra likes writing about relationships that involve people who are different. She found Magnus and Alec’s relationship fun to write and enjoyed seeing the power balance between Isabelle and Simon change, as well as finding it interesting to cross class barriers when creating the relationship between Sophie and Gideon in The Infernal Devices.

10. Regarding her writing, she finds working on both novels and short stories difficult in different ways. For example, in short stories, you have to convey a lot in not much space.  When writing from alternating point of views, the thing she finds hardest is working out the logistics and the times in different zones.
Read an exclusive excerpt and see the cover for Sarah Rees Brennan's 'Tell the Wind and Fire'
Irish author Sarah Rees Brennan, author of the Demon’s Lexicon trilogy, is back with a new YA novel, Tell the Wind and Fire, this spring. The...

Irish author Sarah Rees Brennan, author of the Demon’s Lexicon trilogy, is back with a new YA novel, Tell the Wind and Fire, this spring. The title comes from a passage in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities: "Tell Wind and Fire where to stop … but don’t tell me.” Here’s the book’s official description: “In a world of opulent magic and merciless violence, two boys share a dangerous connection. One girl guards their secret.

And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, thro’ the light
Of the brighter, cold moon,
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