s: all things begin and end as stories

R E A D Y F O R I T: is a more of a warning than a question. a sign of things to come. a simple warning shot before the gunfight. to let you know that something is about to happen. telling you to prepare yourself. it’s just the beginning in the over all story. 

E N D G A M E: is for the lovers who, despite the odds, believe they can make it through this crazy game called life. it’s wanting to break your reputation of bad endings and make this be the one that lasts forever. it’s adrenaline rushes and planning your whole life out with someone. 

I D I D S O M E T H I N G B A D: is for all the witches they were unsuccessful at burning. it’s lit fireworks crackling in your rib-cage and fiddling with the laces of your warn out combat boots and already ripped fishnets and applying perfectly winged eyeliner without trying and bright red lipstick to match the blood of your enemies.

D O N T B L A M E M E: is for the passionate, reckless, fearless lovers. the ones who fall in love without hesitation and without permission. they dive in head first without looking back. they don’t care if it makes them seem crazy because they would rather be crazily, passionately in love than live an indifferent and emotionless life. it’s for when you find that one person you would risk everything for. 

D E L I C A T E: is for the doubt that takes residence in your head and in your heart when you finally get the courage to dust yourself off and fall for someone new after you got your heart broken. it’s terrifying and temporary and fragile and beautiful because it’s fleeting. it can never last forever, or so you have been led to believe. it’s for the cautious dreamers. the damaged lovers who have been left for dead too many times to count. 

L O O K W H A T Y O U M A D E M E D O: is for the defeating moment when you finally take the blame just to ease the heat. it’s for when every one thinks that they finally buried you but like a phoenix, you rise from the ashes reborn. it’s taking a lighter and burning every thing to the ground. it’s finding out just how good revenge can feel. 

S O I T G O E S: is nights at bars and restaurants and films and parties and weekends that you know can’t possibly last forever. it’s silk dresses and high heels and smudged lipstick and scratches on your lovers back. it’s cashmere jumpers and messy hair and dark circles beneath your eyes because lately life has been so freeing, sleeping seems like a waste of time. 

G O R G E O U S: is for the endless summer nights and repeatedly making eye contact with the stranger across the bar. it’s starry eyes, rosy cheeks, and quiet seduction. it’s drinks in blues and pinks and tiny cocktail umbrellas and having so many you quit counting. it’s finding someone so physically flawless you can’t help but hate them, simply because you can’t have them. 

G E T A W A Y C A R: is for all of the lovers on the run from all of their past mistakes and rebounds. it’s for when they find someone with similar baggage and decide to find distraction in each other. it’s for seeking a fresh new start. it’s secretly kissing in diner booths, holding hands under the table, and kissing each other with recklessness on your lips. it’s knowing that this is temporary, but that’s what you love about it.

K I N G O F M Y H E A R T: for the boys and girls who make a key to their heart and give it to each other. it’s the truth and vulnerability one must have to be able to do that. it’s for the five am rooftop conversations. it’s getting dressed up just to dance with each other around the living room. 

D A N C I N G W I T H O U R H A N D S T I E D: it’s nights spent dancing with each other around the house. it’s lips that taste like safety, and that’s something you haven’t had in so long you’ve forgotten what it taste like. It’s the drop of your stomach just before you jump. This is for the desperate but hopeful lovers. 

D R E S S: is his drink in your hair, on your lips, in your hands. it’s crumpled bed sheets. it’s when the sun rises in the morning and your eyes meet the same sleeping lover beside you. it’s lace bra-lets and knee-high boots. 

W H Y W E C A N T H A V E N I C E T H I N G S: is for when the hurt and betrayed turn into the unforgiving and unafraid. it’s when your mouth is filled with unforgiving teeth. it’s reaching a point of anger, you can’t help but burst into laughter. you can’t help but joke about the whole thing. it’s shards of broken glass and anger to the point of apathy. 

C A L L I T W H A T Y O U W A N T: is for the lovers who find comfort and validation in one another. they don’t have anything to prove. it’s hand written lovers and blankets under covers. grinning from ear to ear alone in your room. the promise of something bigger than this. a taste of forever. it’s cups of tea in the morning and wine at night. it’s the kind of love that could inspire classic romance novels. 

N E W Y E A R S D A Y: is for when every one else has gone home and you are the only two remaining. when the party is over, but the best part of the night has yet to come. it’s time standing still when it’s just you two. it’s air kissed curls and deep two in the morning conversations on kitchen counters. it’s wanting to stay forevermore. 

HEARTWOOD: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy is the newest anthology from P&M Press.

Across time and cultures, humanity has spun tales about the forest: tales of caution, adventure, rites of passage, and discovery. Some of those stories persist as the folklore and fairy tales that delight our imaginations today, and the forest remains a symbol for facing the unknown and emerging transformed.

This anthology is for everyone who’s walked through the undergrowth, in the silence of nature, and longed for an adventure of their own to unfold. These stories of modern-day sylvan fantasy will showcase the best non-binary cartoonists of our day, guiding characters like us into the woods and back again.

Submission Period

Submissions will be open to the public from October 16th - November 13th. (A line-up of preselected creators will also be unveiled throughout this period!)

Who Can Participate

We want submissions from people who identify as nonbinary, genderqueer, agender, bigender, neutrois, twospirit, genderfluid, demigender, trans fem or trans masc, and other genders outside the “man or woman” binary. 

For team submissions, at least the writer must meet the above criteria. If two submissions are equally matched, the all non-binary team will be prioritized. Use #TeamHeartwood (Tumblr or Twitter) to find teammates!

Age Restrictions

All contributors must be 18 years or older. All content must be suitable for readers as young as 14 years old.

Specifications

  • Comics from 4 - 12 pages long
  • 6” x 9” trim size (template provided)
  • Bleed? Yes.
  • Black & White or Grayscale (no screentones please)
  • 600 dpi

Timeline

Selection Process (October 2017 - December 2017)

  • Project Announcement - 2 weeks
  • Open Submissions - 4 weeks
  • Final Selection - 2 weeks

Work Period (December 2017 - July 2018)

  • Creator Portraits - 1 week
  • Script + Thumbnails - 8 weeks
  • Pencils - 10 weeks
  • Inks - 6 weeks
  • Grayscale - 6 weeks
  • Letters - 2 weeks
  • Bios - 1 week

Kickstarter (Fall 2018)

Compensation

Contributors to our first anthology were paid $100/page plus Kickstarter bonuses. In keeping with P&M Press’ founding goal of increasing pay with each successive campaign, HEARTWOOD contributors will be compensated at $105/page plus any Kickstarter bonuses.

Contributors also receive a minimum of 10 complimentary copies of the anthology, royalties on all digital sales, and royalties on any print runs of the anthology after the first printing sells out.

Rights

Creators will cede exclusive first worldwide print and digital rights to their stories for a full calendar year from the date of publication, and non-exclusive worldwide print and digital rights in perpetuity. Ownership remains with the creators.

What We Want

  • Previously unpublished stories.
  • Forests. Jungles. Decaying structures reclaimed by nature. Trees, trees, and - oh yeah - more trees! Deep, lush settings that have character. (If you absolutely hate drawing backgrounds/characters interacting with their environment, you may want to sit this one out.)
  • At least one protagonist must be non-binary.
  • At least one non-binary protagonist must be human (they can be half magical-species-you-made-up, but their gender should not be portrayed as a “fantastical” result of that).
  • Stories set now-ish (a hard date isn’t necessary, but keep the human fashion and any tech to post-1990 and pre-2030).
  • Movement from one space to another (entering, leaving, traveling), literally and/or metaphorically.
  • Personified aspects of the natural world (e.g. whispering winds, walking plants, talking animals, etc).
  • Original fantastical creatures/beings.
  • Discovery and Understanding.
  • Tests (of will, wits, ethics, etc).
  • Person Allied With Nature.
  • A spirit of adventure!

What We DON’T Want

  • No fan works. No auto-bio. No prose. No one-off illustrations.
  • Stories that basically amount to “protagonist realizes they are non-binary and explains gender to the other characters/the reader.” Your character can come to understand their gender better by the end of the story, but there should be a plot beyond that.
  • Meet-cutes. (“Two people meet and crush at first sight, the end.”)
  • Horror: this includes horror tropes, body horror, classic horror monsters like werewolves or vampires, popular cryptids/urban legends like Slender Man or the Jersey Devil, and so on. Your story can use fear and danger as plot elements, but if instilling fear/existential dread in the reader is the overarching theme, this is the wrong anthology.
  • Tolkienian fantasy: no elves, dwarves, orcs, etc. We won’t freak out if you make something up that’s very loosely(!) inspired by any of these (unless it replicates the problematic elements of Tolkien’s work, in which case your work will not be accepted).
  • Cursing is permitted as long as words aren’t used literally (i.e. “Shit, you scared me!” as opposed to “Let’s go shit in the woods!”) and are used very sparingly when used at all. In general, we’d prefer not.
  • No porn. No references to specific sexual acts. No explicit nudity whether sexual or non-sexual (sorry, folks). “Consensual fade-to-black sex between legal adults” is fine.
  • No depictions of abuse (sexual, physical, psychological) whether pictorial or written. Characters may vaguely reference (in non-graphic language) abuse that they have suffered in the past if doing so serves the story or is integral to the character (i.e. maybe the story is about a survivor working on their agoraphobia by going on what they believe will be a brief, non-magical hike…).
  • No gore. People can get hurt, bleed, die, etc, but not in a grossly over-the-top way that fetishizes violence.
  • No slurs, no racism (not even “fantasy racism”), no misogyny, no transphobia, no ableism, no xenophobia, no white supremacist nonsense in general. (And please, no stories whose sole purpose is to teach that these things are bad.)

Ready? Here’s How To Pitch

Send us an email at powerandmagicpress@gmail.com with the subject line “Heartwood Pitch” that includes the following information/attachments:

  1. The name, pronouns, and role of everyone on your team (or just yourself for solo submissions). Give the name(s) you want used during communications with you, marketing of your contribution, and credits in the book (even if those are all different).
  2. A working title and page count for your comic (doesn’t have to be exact).
  3. A synopsis of your story, including a beginning, middle, and end. Spoil everything, but try to keep it under 500 words.
  4. Preliminary sketches associated with your pitch: character ideas, important creature designs, environment concepts (the latter is especially important if your portfolio lacks strong examples of background art), etc. These don’t need to be final or polished pieces! Just detailed enough to give us an idea.
  5. Links to any relevant publishing credits (whether you’re writing the comic, drawing it, lettering it, or doing everything yourself). Self-published works and webcomics count as credits! Choose examples that best reflect the style you intend to use for this comic. You may simply include a link to your portfolio if you have no pre-existing credits, but please note that folks with sequential storytelling examples will receive preference.
  6. Tell us about yourself, your cultural and artistic background, and why you want to be in HEARTWOOD. Short and sweet is best!

More Questions? 

Check out the FAQ. If your answer isn’t there, Ask away!

[OCTOBER . 31 . 2017]

REBIRTH - Bee Ohkabe


Alright, here it is, the last of the drawtober/inktober stuff! \o/ Late, as usual, but I couldn’t just skip it. For my last piece, I thought I’d do one to mark the end of this last chapter in Bee’s story and the beginning of the next. I felt it fitting, seeing as it was the end of October and all. Fall is a season of change and change is happening for Bee!

Thank you all so much for joining me this month. For signing up to let me draw your lovely characters and for supporting me through the entire endeavor. It means so much to me to read the excitement in tags on reblogs or the messages of thanks I’ve gotten for doing this. While there were times I struggled to get things done, either due to low energy or time constraints (only so many hours in your day ;_;). But you guys stuck with me and I really appreciate it. I feel nothing but love from you guys and it keeps me going! I only hope I can continue giving back to you the same feelings you give me when I see such enthusiastic support! Every single one of you are amazing and if I could, I would give you all hugs! <3

I will have the master list of these up shortly so they’re all in one place, mostly for organization on my part. Allow me to gather myself for a moment and we’ll roll right into the next exciting project!

Thank you guys again! I <3 you all!

ohhsoadorkable  asked:

Stenn! Help, my mind is making me overthink all things Lena ! And I ended up with this random thought: if its been 6 months since the Daxamite invasion, plus idk another 6 months since the beginning of season 2, it means its been over a year in the story's timeline, right? Wouldn't that mean that our little Luthor turned 25 at some point ?

hahaha i was actually JUST thinking about this the other day!!! we saw kara have an earth birthday and yes i think your math is fairly correct, our girl definitely had a birthday - and if she didnt yet, if they show thanksgiving again, we’ll know officlally a year has passed. LENA, LIKE KATIE, HAS NO BIRTH DATE AND I NEED TO KNOW IT FOR SCIENCE.

but i think its safe to say that baby luthor is now 25 *cries*

Okay, let’s go step-by-step through the Parker McGhghy death story. We all know the beginning ( end ? ) of the story — Cib breaks in, there’s a brutal fight, ‘Bell’ by the Chromatics is playing dramatically in the background. But what happened after that?

Note: this post contains heavy discussion of death, decomposition, funeral procedures, homicide procedures, and Disney. Read at your own risk.

        First, let’s clarify the connections Parker had, in canon, to people outside of Steven’s circle. We have Jeremy and Andrew, roommates who were mysteriously absent that night, and we have a confirmed attachment to Disney. That’s right, Parker Plays was a canon thing in this universe (see: ‘The third wheel’, ‘This is why you shouldn’t fall in love.’ ). In ’What do we do with the body?’, James says they’ll make a big post, tell everyone that Parker “is working on a secret project”, that he “went to another country”, that “he told [Cib]” because they were friends, but he didn’t tell anyone else. We see Jeremy being asked to bury the body, but Andrew doesn’t learn about it until later. If James and the rest of the gang did in fact make that post, then that could shed a negative light on them once the truth comes out, but we’ll come back to that.

         With that out of the way, we move on to the first attempt of a burial. Parker is buried in Jeremy’s backyard, and later, in ’Don’t listen to the news…’, it’s explained that a body was found outside of an apartment complex somewhere. The body is described as a young male between the ages of 20-25, with a cause of death being possible trauma to the head. Sound familiar? If it does, then that’s because you’ve seen the video before and know the rest of it; Jeremy tells SP7 that he told the authorities the body was Parker’s, and the reporter even says they’ve “[since] closed the investigation” and that they’ve “sent the body [for] an autopsy”. We aren’t told if Jeremy personally told them or if he attempted to do it anonymously, and we’re also not told if his death and his connections with Disney were ever matched up. 

         …and this is where things get a little tricky.

         In ‘No More Jeremy.’, it’s explained that Parker was created by Jeremy, using goat DNA, soil, and a whole bunch of other weird ingredients. He defends that it was an “expensive product and [SP7] ruined it”. Since Parker was a “laboratory baby”, would he even be in any database or system at all? Would his DNA even exist as human? If the authorities could possibly ID the body using the usual methods, would that even work? We’re assuming that, despite Parker being man-made, he did still live a normal life ( presumably with Jeremy feeding him lies? Maybe fabricating an elaborate backstory for the guy? ). I mean, Parker is confirmed to work for Disney, and that may be just the loophole this plot needed…but let’s come back to that.

         The body, anonymously or not, was revealed to the LAPD to be Parker’s, but we don’t know exactly what happens next. If Jeremy didn’t give his name or identity when giving this tip, then he wasn’t immediately attached to the body. If a body isn’t immediately claimed, then it’s held by the city for a certain amount of time until someone does claim it ( be it by a family member, a friend, etc. ). Usually it’s open to be claimed for a few days before the city makes a decision. If it’s not claimed in this time frame, it’s usually given away for science reasons, but that’s typically more applicable to fresher cadavers. Parker has been dead now for…two weeks? Three? So his body is not going to be super useful. If this is true, then the next step for unclaimed bodies is a trip to the local potter’s field. That’s called different things in different places, but the gist of it is this: a place where unclaimed cadavers are buried three deep, countless across in unmarked graves.

         However, that adventure is reserved for human bodies only, and keep in mind that Parker was supposedly made from a whole lot of not human things. It’s entirely possible that, if DNA testing was applicable to the pile of skin and extremities presented to them, it would come back inconclusive ( which would be fucking weird, testing a dead dude’s body and getting back nothing but goat DNA and some dirt ). So if the body was said to be Parker’s, then really all they would have to go by is word of mouth on this one, especially considering standard testing isn’t working and the body is severely decayed at this point. Now. Remember what I said about unclaimed bodies? Yeah, forget all of that.

        In ’Day of the dead dude.’, we see a real, official burial site, complete with a tombstone and some flowers. This means that, one way or another, the body was not only claimed, but someone also paid to have a proper burial of the deceased. Hell, someone was even visiting the site. So, regardless of whether or not Parker was a real person or not, the body was still claimed and buried properly. Of course, you can argue that maybe Jeremy buried the kid himself, maybe he didn’t get into contact with a funeral director or anything ( which would be pretty difficult considering the local authorities had, at one point, possession of the body ), but hey. This is Jeremy, he’s a constant outlier to those death standards. Remember what I said about Disney being a saving grace? About that message James said they would put out eventually coming back to haunt them?

         In the aforementioned video, we get a good look at the tombstone, but we can really only see two things: part of the last name, and the death date. The latter, of course, is July 28th, 2017, and the last name, as most people on this site have already figured out, is probably ‘McGhghy’. If you watched Anti-Social, then you’ll remember the name, but if you didn’t, you probably don’t have any clue what I’m talking about right now. That, my dear reader, is the saving grace Steven Suptic prayed for every night: a last name for Parker is never said in Sugar Pine 7 canon. Never, in any video he was ever in or not in, is his last name ever spoken; now, we can assume, for simplicity’s sake, that he used his ‘real name’ when working with Disney — we can also assume that Jeremy is a sneaky little man who knows the ins and outs of aliases and alibis. So, although Parker (Coppins?) is a Disney boy who went missing, Parker McGhghy’s body was found brutally murdered outside of an apartment complex. With me so far?

          With that in mind, let’s think back to what James said they would tell the world; “he’s working on a special project, he went to another country, he didn’t tell anyone”. That would sound shady if he was referencing, say, a Disney boy, maybe the star of Parker Plays, but Jeremy could easily ensure that Parker’s name and story were completely different in those two groups. Remember, we have confirmed evidence that the body was in fact decomposing at a semi-normal rate, which means that by the time the body is revealed to the public, it’s pretty fucking gross. Like, real bad. Bad to the point of it probably not being too recognizable if you didn’t really know the guy, and bad enough to where if someone claimed it was a certain Disney boy, you couldn’t really prove that statement true. Now, if a roommate solemnly claimed it to be that of his loving friend, Parker McGhghy…well, then that’s a little bit more believable. Especially if Jeremy, as we could probably expect, had an entire lifetime of details and information on Parker on the ready.

         So. Parker (McGhghy) is presumably buried and given a proper service, though we aren’t sure exactly how much was spent on the ordeal. We can probably assume not much since, in ’Treasure hunt.’, it’s confirmed that Jeremy and Andrew lost their shared house. Either they went into debt without Parker’s end of the rent coming in, or they spent so much money on the burial that they went broke on their own — either way, Parker is buried, and either way, that body is in a box buried beneath some dirt. That’s a given fact, not counting Jeremy’s many variables: it’s nearly impossible to bury a body without an official of some sort involved, no matter the circumstances at play here. So Parker is put in a box and put in some dirt, buried at least a few feet deep. These boxes aren’t extremely air-tight, but they also are usually secured shut, meaning that if you woke up inside of it, you wouldn’t have much time before suffocation started to sink in.

         Assuming Parker didn’t get reborn with super-strength, he would probably have a hard time pushing the top off of this thing…if it was secured shut. Knowing Jeremy’s connections and creepy persuasion, however, we can probably assume that it wasn’t. So Parker wakes up, shoves the top open, and has to literally dig his way up out of his own grave, all before he suffocates. The rest of the story — Cib resurrecting him with a demonic ritual, etc. — is totally up to interpretation and future videos, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next. 

okay so in ready for it, they move to an island together to get privacy and escape from the public eye. this is the beginning of the story. so what if that’s the “running away” that she recalls in call it what you want? call it what you want is about when she was finally confident and stopped caring about all the bad things. every song in between is about the feelings and thoughts and ups and downs, from the moment they ran away together to the moment she realized she was safe again. it’s a cycle.

call it what you want is the end of the reputation story. she comes back to all the things she felt in the rest of the album and has the realization that yes, all this stuff happened to her and the emotions she had about it affected her story, but at the end of the day it’s alright and it doesn’t matter.

new year’s day is the last track (and sounds so different from the others) because it’s the beginning of the next story. the party is over, now the rest of the year is beginning. the first fourteen songs are about the party, the nighttime, the temporary rollercoaster of emotions. new year’s day is about the day afterwards, the new feeling of safety that’s going to last forever.

Like many–I was there during the Zutara vs Kataang wars. Years down the road I finally decided to get back into the series and attempt to rekindle my love for it. Due to being shamed for my shipping preference by the creators themselves and fans, I sort of let my love for Zutara die. Thanks to my significant other and her found love for it, I found myself loving it just as I had when I was younger. Soooo being on the Zutara side of the shipping spectrum, I of course paid a visit to that tag first, before anything else. I read posts by the wonderful people of tumblr and found out all these years later that seeing something there wasn’t just part of my imagination. That it WAS going to be canon and…idk seeing that makes me feel validated again??

Like from the beginning I was always accepting that Katara would end up with Aang, in fact–I saw it coming and was never hopeful or even thought that Zutara would be end-game in a million years. I wasn’t spiteful towards Kataangers bc I thought the shipping wars were dumb in the first place….

Still, there was a chance and somehow, even though it DIDN’T happen in the end? I still feel like that sort of DOES make it canon in its own way?

So in the end both sides of the shipping war kind of won? IDK. I was never one of the bat-shit insane Zutarian’s who threatened to take their lives over the ship… Nor did I cry and rage at Bryke. The only time Bryke made me feel a bit upset at them was when they immediately started disrespecting a huge portion of their own fanbase, MOCKING them and poking fun at how terrible the Zutara ship was and how it was impossible.

Thinking back on it–Now that I’m not just a teenaged fangirl and I dabble in writing myself? Calling anything in your own story impossible? It’s a sign of your incompetence when it comes to writing. Seeing the bad writing in the LoK ( which I still did like but feel it could never surpass its predecessor series ) proved that to me.

I’m sorry but as a lesbian myself? The way the K/o//rra///s/a//mi pairing was played out and claimed to be a thing from the beginning was total BS to me. I felt like it was a sad attempt to cover up inconsistencies and bad story telling, shoving a pairing in our face and claiming it was planned from the start so that we’ll be happy because OMG THEY TOTALLY WENT THERE!!!!

So I guess I wrote this all just to say? I’m happy. Happy that in some alternative version of the story that the amazing Aaron Ehasz allowed our babies to end up together. That in SOMEONES eyes, Katara wasn’t just a prize to be won. She wasn’t just “the avatars girl”. She didn’t SUDDENLY figure everything out in such a short amount of time and decide that Aang was the ONE for her even though she’d previously JUST claimed she was confused and unsure.

That in some alternative world, there was going to be some build up and not just ‘omg zuko ilu lmao’. A real love story–Something Bryke seems incapable of writing. SIGHS.

Sometimes I wish that Bryke would give him the rights to add that season he’d been planning.. They could even claim it to be non-canonical if that’d make them more comfortable. It could be a netflix exclusive and everything but it would definitely breathe new life into the beloved series and let everyone be happy. I know they won’t and it’s impossible given what they set in stone—but it’s a nice dream. LOL.

Still even if it never happens. Zutara WAS canon in several of the writers and artists true vision and that’s good enough for this fan.

anonymous asked:

Something I just thought about. Reputation may not actually tell a story like the others as much. Because she meets Joe in track 1 RFI but then also meets him in track 8 Gorgeous? Unless RFI is oddly placed and tracks 2-7 aren't necessarily about him (we know Look isn't).

well but i have read many books where you start off telling a story, then the  author goes back in time and has anecdotes about how this whole plot line came together, you know? like each chapter is a different part of the story or a different perspective or part of this bigger picture.  and all the pieces come together chapter by chapter. like in forrest gump. hhaha. soooo i dont think it necessarily means the story she is going to tell us is told in track order, more like, track 1 is the beginning, 2-14 are the guts and 15 is the end. i really believe this to be the case for this album and based on how she’s done things before

anonymous asked:

hi! do you know of any jily fics with POC James, ones that specifically mention that he is POC? thanks so much!

We recommended a few in this post, our poc!james tag, plus here are some more (you may want to check out these authors for more!):

Title: make it easy (say i never mattered)
Author: IrreverentFangirl
Rating: G
Genre(s): Romance, Humour, Fluff
Chapters: 1 [WIP/Abandoned]
Word Count: 1,023
Summary: Four people, four families. One story. “Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.” - Herbert Hoover.  Lily Evans, Sirius Black, Marlie McKinnon, and Narcissa Black were well aware of this - better than most.

Title: hold on to my heart
Author: highandlonelydestiny
Rating: G
Genre(s): Romance, Humour, Fluff
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 4,444
Summary: The man holds his hand out, and Lily shakes it. “I’m James Potter. And don’t worry, the food’s safe.”“I’m Lily Evans.” She says, taking one of the dumplings off the tray and popping it in her mouth. They taste of coconut and sugar, and they’re really quite good. “Have you got a recipe for those?”

Title: You and I      
Author:
highandlonelydestiny
Rating:
G
Genre(s):
Romance, Muggle AU
Chapters: 1
Word Count:
4,360
Summary:
[Hum Tum AU] James Potter, a successful comic book artist and sort of former med student, has figured out most things in his life. Except, of course, why he keeps on meeting Lily Evans. Stories like theirs don’t end badly.

Title: on james potter and his impeccable singing voice    
Author: highandlonelydestiny
Rating: G
Genre(s): Family, Humour, Fluff
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 1,310
Summary: James Potter really is a Good Iyer Boy, bless his heart.

Title: timeline
Author: highandlonelydestiny
Rating: G
Genre(s): Drama
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 1,834
Summary: age zero: born janardhan iyer late in the night of sunday, march 27th, 1960. sleeps a lot. cries. is loved from the very beginning.

Title: everybody needs someone around 
Author: highandlonelydestiny
Rating: G
Genre(s): Fluff
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 1,211
Summary: There is more to all of them than what numbers the tests give back. Remus is mischievous and kind and deserves all the nicest, softest things the world has to offer. Sirius is one of the best friends Lily could hope for, now that he’s cut down on the horrible jokes a little and is actually working on curbing his tendency toward reckless endangerment, and he has impeccable taste in music. Peter always knows what gifts to get people for any occasion, and if you want a mystery solved, he’s your guy. Marlene could probably lift a car, if she set her mind to it, and will probably become the Minister of Magic someday. Alice could make anyone her best friend and convince them it was their idea. Frank is incredible with animals, plants and humans alike. Mary is the best person to have on your side in an argument. And James… And James…“  And James?” James asks, hazel eyes alight as he grins at her, the flash of his teeth a stark, bright white against the dark brown of his face, and Lily’s eyes widen. Shit, had she been saying that aloud?

Title: friends, trolls, jily stans
Author: highandlonelydestiny, LadyLai    
Rating: G
Genre(s): Romance
Chapters: 1 [WIP]
Word Count: 8370
Summary: James chuckled, shaking his head. “You’ll be keeping me around a good, long while, though.”   “Only if we’re shooting for a happily ever after.” Lily laughed. “Lucky for us, you hate tragic endings.”   “Lucky us.” James grinned, shifting a little closer to Lily and bending down to be inside the frame as well. He pressed a kiss to the top of her head, smiling fondly as he hugged her tight. “We’ve really got it good.” 

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LOTR/The Hobbit Fic Rec List

Okay so here is list number 2 of the Fic Rec Day. This Has many different pairings but they are all clearly labeled. Longest list by far and I may add a few more later :) one more to go after this.   

Gimli/Legolas

From One Age to Another by determamfidd
Words: 12,118
Upon their return to Eryn Lasgalen and Erebor respectively, Legolas and Gimli each have a new adornment. Their fathers would like an explanation.

Rec: Gimli and Legolas fall in love and to prove their commitment tattoo each others names over their hearts. Unapprovingly fathers run rampant but everything works out in the end. This story has great charterization of Gimli, Legolas, Thranduil and Gloin. It also does a wonderful job of showing the home life of both main characters.  

An Unlikely Bond by  Frodo_sHeart
Words: 26,540
This is the story of Legolas, an Elf who has never found his fated Guide, and who dares to go on a quest as an unbonded Sentinel with companions of three other races who don’t have Guides and Sentinels. Or do they? Legolas finds himself increasingly confused about his reactions to the proximity of one red-headed Dwarf.

Rec: A Sentinel AU going through the quest of the ring. This fic is a nice slow burn. They start out disliking each other, become friends, a guide sentinel pair, bond and then finally confess their love after a lot of misunderstanding. Even though it sticks right to the original plot it’s a new and interesting look at a well known story.

Minor Confusion by  Evandar
Words: 1,717
He had thought his dwarf was a male. Apparently he was wrong…

Rec: Short, sweet and funny. Legolas thinks Gimli is a man, Gimli thinks Legolas is a woman. The first time they see each other naked is eye opening. 

Lindir/Istion

From A Single Spark by  @thorinsmut
Words: 15,525
Lindir accidentally sees two of the Dwarves having sex when they visit Rivendell.
Having only been exposed to gentle, affectionate sex before, he is unprepared for how rough it is, and how erotic he finds that.
Luckily, Istion is a bit of an expert at rough sex.

Rec: It might be the only story with this pairing but boy is it worth the read even if you don’t know the characters as well. Hot, fun and a look into eleven sexuality. Read it :) 

Thranduil/Bard

Hide Me! by  Drappersky
Words: 1,115
A late night visit leads to way more than Bard or even Thranduil expects.

Rec: Thranduil and Bard are friends after the BoFA. Bard runs away from his advisors hiding in Tharandul’s bedroom. Shenanigans go down and feelings are realized.

Forget Me Not by  LittleLynn
Words: 33,458
Bard had no idea if he was cursed or blessed. Maybe some strange mix of the two.
All he knew was that he remembered each life clear as day, and Thranduil did not.
He could count their lives like a broken-hearted girl with a flower might do; he loves me, he loves me not.
He loves me, then he loves me not.

Rec: Reincarnation AU. Bard can remember every life, Thranduil can’t. Sad, happy, conflict and always finding your love. It’ s a roller-coaster ride just hang on there’s a happy ending :)

A Thousand Ways To Fall In Love by  LittleLynn
Words: 266,651
Each chapter will be a stand alone story (they will vary in rating too, I will put it in the notes at the beginning of the chapter)

Rec: If you like Barduil then there is something in this compilation for you. This has anything you can thing of for Bard and Thranduil as a pairing and there all well written. Jump in the waters great :)

Thanks for the Memories Vol. I by bereniceofdale
Words: 2,764
Prompt: “Person B making a deal to save Person A’s life at the cost of all their memories together.”

Rec: Thranduil is going to die and Bard sacrifices their memories to keep him alive. Sad, rip your heart out sad, but there are two more chapters and one makes it better, the other stomps on you till you cry.

Soothsayer by Piyo13
Words: 31,483
Bard Bowman, single father of three and human (and secret soothsayer), needs a job. He applies for a position at Greenwood & Co., one he’s sure he won’t get—except then he does. Thranduil Oropherion, elven single father and CEO of Greenwood & Co., puts out a job ad that in all honesty can’t really be fulfilled. Except then the perfect candidate shows up, and Thranduil hires him without second thought.

Rec: WIP Science and technology are mixed with magic in this business AU. Set in the future elves, men and dwarves still exist pretty much separately but Bard finds a job working for Thranduil as his personal soothsayer. It is a very fun combination of future and past.

Thorin/Thranduil

Morning Sickness by  smidget25
Words: 27,669
While on a diplomatic meeting in Erebor, the dwarves can tell something is off with Thranduil, he’s not the usual haughty jerk, instead he looks a bit worn and tired and just plain sad. Then, out of nowhere, Thranduil cries out in pain and collapses. He’s rushed to the healers where everyone is stunned to find out that the Elven King is in labour…

Rec: I find Thranduil and Thorin together a little odd but this story made it very believable. I think everyone is a little OOC but it is a great fic. Thranduil is vulnerable, Thorin is kind and Bard is a dick.

Thorin/Bilbo

Unexpected by  theduskysky
Words: 88,347
Yavanna has laid her blessing on Bilbo. He’s unexpectedly expecting.

Rec: WIP but it’s fairly far along and updated regularly. Slow burn, everyone lives, Mpreg. Blibo is banished but ends up staying in Dale instead of going home, when he finds out he is pregnant. The dwarves find him and bring him back to the mountain. Apologizes are made, Bilbo and Thorin dance around there love for each other and a baby grows.

The Good Earth by The Feels Whale (miscellea)
Words: 28,790
Bilbo Baggins arrived home late one afternoon in the middle of the week and the entire west Farthing is still talking about it.
Poor Mister Baggins. He was doomed to be a nine-days wonder no matter what and is it any wonder after a year-long adventure? Even the Tooks haven’t the influence to hush that up, but Mad Baggins seems to have managed to silence every tongue in the Shire on that subject which would be awe-inspiring …if not for the way he decided to go about it.
OR: That one where Middle Earth seems to be unclear about where baby Hobbits come from.

Rec: Babies, so many missunderstandings and a loving dwarf family. Bilbo thinks Thorin is dead so he goes home and grows himself some baby dwarf/hobbits.

Dwalin/Nori

Touch by  @thorinsmut
Words: 74,778
Dwalin is a killer, the most feared guard in the refugee settlement of New Belegost.
Nori was taken from his family and raised to be a thief. He is rarely caught.
Torture is the standard criminal interrogation technique.
Only Dwalin knows how to make Nori talk, and it isn’t violence.
When they both join Thorin’s quest they find out more about themselves, about each other, and might just find what they need most.

Rec: Nori and Dwalin have an odd relationship before the quest and it only evolves as they get to know each other better. Touch starved Nori and gentle giant Dwalin.

Hildir/Eomer

In the Course of Time by  nanuk_dain
Words: 57,363
Take it Haldir did neither die nor get seriously injured in the Battle of Helm’s Deep and joined the Men of Rohan with his Elven archers for the battle for Gondor. In Éomer, he finds a leader equally strong headed as he is himself.

Rec: There are not enough stories with this pairing. I love them together they are both so strong and independent, yet end up complimenting each other so well. This is a great fic with a extra chapter illustrating their lives after the war ends.

Bond of Honor by  Meri
Words: 24,494
Haldir survives the battle at Helm’s Deep and is healed by a bond with Éomer

Rec: Fist story with this pairing I read. I know it’s been reced other places but there is a reason. Amazing read with a forced proximity bond. They clash, they fight and they fall in love.   

The Pirate’s life

This is sum up what’s happened in 7x02.

Long story short 7x02 made absolutely canon next  things:

I. Happy ending (begining) we saw in 6x22  isn’t happy for main family of the show - SwanMills family.  - more detailed here.

II. The Pirate is the villian. And he has been all that time. The good part of Killian we see only now.
- Wish Realm - why Robyn and Hook not just some alternative versions of our Robyn and Hook, they ARE our Robyn and Hook.
- The Pirate.
- The Good Hook.

III. Henry feels that he’s “never gonna be good enough” for Emma; The Pirate decieved Regina and she let Emma go back to Storybrook with her “new family”. Swan Mills family are separated again.

Also there is some questions:

- is Emma really pregnant? or…

The Pirate:  “What kind of deception is this?”

- will Henry find his real mom again? Because in his book we see a fighter, we see Emma Swan, and now we know that when he last saw her she wasn’t a fighter, she’s Emma but not Swan. She told him that she wanted the new family with Hook and gave up Henry once again (also we know that’s not really HER wish).

Henry: I always liked swans. That’s why I named her “Emma Swan”… The woman from the book. She’s the mother of the main character, and I guess I wrote the mother I wanted…A hero.

So the real plot and question of season 7 is: will Emma Swan’s family (Regina and Henry) and Good Hook (whose evil part separated this family) find Emma Swan, the hero?

Part of the Swan Queen Tale.

anonymous asked:

Is your Greyling AU random or is it like a story. If so how can I read it from begining to end. If its not a story SOMEBODY SHOULD MAKE IT 1 LIKE NOW!!!!!

There is, at this point, no cohesive beginning to end story; it’s a patchwork of random snippets from the au, though I do have a rough order to things happening as you might discover browsing the tag. I’m doing my best to actually shove it into story format! But I’m not a writer by trade so it’s going to take a legitimately long time, if you all don’t think you will tire of waiting. :P

Oh, it's a Lana Del Rey song (too)

It all started with this ominous message. But a single word. A name written as a reply to my prompt Lust for life.      

“Lana”.

Of course I was intrigued and swiftly I replied: 

“Lana?”

Which caused the reaction that immediately solved the could-be mystery. Apparently, Lust for life is a Lana Del Rey song too. I only knew Iggy Pop’s tune. 

My ignorance on the matter, however, provoked more reactions. Astonished ones. Although I must admit aforementioned astonishment could also be a reaction to my rather boorish remark, “I don’t listen to her.” In which case I’m glad I didn’t mention that her music in fact sounds like a slow, but even more so, utterly boring death to me. Like bleeding dry drop by drop in a most tedious process of draining in a room with grey walls, a grey floor, and a grey ceiling. 

That being said, I know that artists develop and that I am not to judge a song I’ve never heard. Furthermore, seeing as people will likely link this song to the prompt Lust for life, I knew I had to listen to it. There even was the possibility that I would start liking Lana Del Rey. Can’t ever rule such a thing out, right?

So let’s listen to a new song, I thought. And I typed in title and artist. 

… The Weeknd. 

It’s featuring The Weeknd. 

Here I must say I exhaled a disgruntled groan. The Weeknd will forever take me back to that time I took the bus and heard the radio DJ excitedly announce the newest Daft Punk song Starboy… 

You know that moment when your favourite artist releases a new song and you’re trying to get the vibe, but it isn’t really working for you? Then you think, ‘Hey, maybe I have to listen to it a couple of times to appreciate it’, but then the song goes on and on and it gets worse and worse, until you get to the point that you have to say, ‘No! this is not good! I trusted you (enter artist name), I trusted you to be a beacon of awesomeness and you failed me.‘ 

Even though Daft Punk failed me, of course I blamed The Weeknd. I don’t have a lot of heroes to begin with, so Daft Punk stays. Now, before I digress even further, and in short: I don’t like The Weeknd. We’re off to a bad start.

Press play.

Watching the video clip. Some Never Ending Story by Limahl intro, without the premise of catchy 80’s beats – wait. Sorry, sorry. I want to go in unbiased. Let’s start over.

In real time (slightly edited to make sense of things): I do like it when the music actually starts, very cool. “Take of all your clothes”, is such a weak line though. Especially when sung in repetition. But…. who is that there, singing like The Phantom’s Angel? Is that The Weeknd? It can’t be. That sounds awesome. Truly a wonderful combination of voices. Love it – wait – oh, fuck, “My boyfriend is back, and he’s cooler than ever”? Who writes that; who sings that with such a grave intonation? It makes no sense. But it feels like I’m nit picking. Like I said, it’s a lovely combination of singing voices. The music is good. And the beats too. I like it. I’ll listen to it again. 

I am conflicted though. Do I like Lana Del Rey now? Do I like The Weeknd? I don’t know. I don’t loathe them with a passion anymore now though. Which is just as surprising to me. This has been an interesting experience. Now for some Iggy Pop. Did you know David Bowie actually played the… – rambling terminated due to tl;dr restrictions –

@dhritspoetry, @tafkas77, @madworlddiary 

Boxing Bugs Update #1

Yo!

Meant to have an update yesterday but it a lot came up. Anyways, here’s the progress I’ve made on the comic for this week:

As of right now, the new beginning and ending of the comic has been written! Of course I’ll still most likely go back and change things up, but now I have a solid idea of where I’m going.

I’ll be taking a step back from the main story to work on worldbuilding and characters so I can show you all some of Tap and Rumble’s friends and a few places in their hometown.

I’m also planning some short comics/strips that I’ve written down for you guys! I know some people have been wanting to see more of Tap and Rumble interacting, so this will be a way to show that.

I want to make some ref sheets for both Tap and Rumble too, but one thing at a time.

And that’s all for this week, or last week really. I’ll leave you guys off with some scrapped pages from the very first draft of the story, it was going in a much different direction then.

All The Kids Love Wimbo!

He did charity work at the hospital first, coming in and doing little shows for the sick kids. That’s how Carla’s mom found out about Wimbo. I wasn’t invited to Carla’s party, but my friend Kiera was. She was the one who told me all about how great that fucking clown was. So when my seventh birthday was approaching, I told my mom that I absolutely had to have Wimbo the clown there. That’s how I met him.

I was so excited I that I could barely sleep the night before. I remember waking up and going downstairs at just past dawn, still in my pajamas. Already, my parents had hung up streamers saying “HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEMMA!” A small pile of presents sat on the coffee table, entombed in pink wrapping paper decorated with kittens. I sat on the couch for about an hour, impatiently watching the hands on the old grandfather clock slowly advancing toward the time when my parents would wake up and I’d be able to open my presents. It felt like so much longer, though. 

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I never knew you were the someone waiting for me

Well, this is the last chapter.

I have no idea what to say and at the same time there is so many words in my head that I don’t know what to pick out of all them. I am mostly super emo, because this is end of something that has been following me since March. The plot had been changing with every chapter, every time I was sitting to the docs and writing something. It was supposed to be so different, yet it ended like this, with Matteo being mostly the main point of view and I couldn’t really be happier that I could give those two dorks a different story in some way. 

Not to be more dramatic than I already am, I wanna thank to my baked goods, if not for them, this whole thing probably would’ve stayed on being an oneshot.
(I am totally not crying at all right now)

all chapters before

“There’s this legend telling about beginning of the universe, when everything was created. It says that atoms were created and spread around entire universe missing those atoms they were created with. Since then these atoms are wandering aroung the universe looking for their close ones, hoping they will find one day and some of them are hidden in people. So it means people are unconsciously looking for someone in entire universe, hoping that their atoms find each other one day.”

“Is that all, or is there something more?”

“Now matter how far they are, they always find a way.”

Chapter 10 /or/ about changes, growing up and hope

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Metamorphosis End and Two Beginning

Helloooo, it’s been a while since I’ve last updated, buuut it’s about that time right? Because, well… Metamorphosis - my longest running Miraculous!AU at this point in time - is about to end.

Originally posted by buhikayeyebisonlazimdi

It’s been over a year working on this story that all started with a few RP threads, but this is it. It’s closing…

… Buuut, I’m not done writing. Of course not! I got Chat Pawtrol and plenty of Cat Quests to come along with some extra one-shots for Magically Miraculous and even other, unrelated One-Shots. Though, these don’t compare to the next major stories I got cooking up.

As promised, and while the name is still a work in progress, I’ll be treating more Mature readers to my Red Riding Hood!AU featuring Lady Luck and Loup Noir. The plan is still going to be a two-part series featuring them as kids and then the second part as adults. Right now, with the release of Season Two, things will be looked at again and re-tailored so we can try having some new characters people would like to see. Though, remember, the story will be around Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf with some Miraculous Magic interwoven for a fun fantasy.

Second, for all-aged, the other story will be a Miraculous Ladybug and Monster Hunter Stories Crossover… though, not really featuring any of the MHStories characters. We’ll be working with the concept of Monster Hunters and Monster Riders. No Miraculous or Kwami will be featured, but they’ll be there in name and spirit. If you didn’t follow me during Inktober, I already drew Rider Marinette and Hunter Adrien. Lots of characters definitely to be featured, but what will be happening if no Magic to influence the plot? Patience patience and you’ll see!

Anyway, that’s my update for now. So again in summary:

  • Metamorphosis is ending soon
  • More chapters for Chat Pawtrol to come
  • More for Magically Miraculous and other assorted one-shots
  • Two new stories: Lady Luck and Loup Noir and the MLxMonHunStories Crossover

Now, I bid you all adieu! I must get back to work on Miraculous Big Bang. I’m a responder for that so see you around!

Originally posted by desingyouruniverse

anonymous asked:

I want a Reylo baby so badly. I know it won’t happen in any of the movies, but damn, I want one. What about you?

I don’t really like getting these asks, tbh, and would prefer people not send them to me.

It’s just… I don’t like speculating seriously about non-canon things, and I also just think it’s a conversation that interests me at the moment. I’m more concerned with the developing story, with the symbolism and metaphor of it all.

(Edit: by non-canon, I mean I don’t think we’ll get this “happily ever after” ending that will directly result in, “these two kids are married with a baby on the way” type ending. I do think we’ll end the series with a pretty solid Reylo romantic vibe… but more like a “beginnings” of that romance, rather than something we saw with – say – Padme and Anakin, where we saw their relationship’s end and their children.)

So, I dunno; I just don’t think I’m the right person to message about this sort of thing and I’ll delete these asks from now on. Nothing personal, I just feel uncomfortable with this topic for some reason, and I can’t explain why.

It just feels like it’s a strange focus for what Reylo would mean in terms of what we should be taking away from their story. This is personal, obviously, but I am intrigued by Reylo because of the deeper themes and psychology behind it all… not necessarily because they’re gonna get mawwied and have babs. That doesn’t concern me at this point and time.