someone recced it to me on tumblr and i forgot who

So I’m just saying, there are a lot of supercorp fics out there but tbh a lot of them I’m just like. Eh. About.

So here’s a list of my favorite supercorp authors and/or their fics—10/10 would recommend, and sure I may have only mentioned one fic, but if they’re on this list they’re quality all around and they’re good for all the fics (the ones I mention are just personally my fave). This will be a link to their ao3 page btw not their tumblr (and again–this is STRICTLY about supercorp fic, although if they do have other pairings lol i’ve read them they’re also good but then i’d need a longer list)

Wtfoctagon
Sunlight Honey and Lavender Sunsets
honestly this is an amazing outside look at supercorp, featuring non-human “passing” aliens and a wonderfully crafted Jess the Secretary!!!

uhpockuhlipz
love all your fix it fics and oneshots!

celaenos
listen closely and the stars will sing
Wish that Mon-El would have been a smol little girl who gets v attatched to lena instead of the gross dudebro and see Kara do what Clark wouldn’t?

cautiouslyoptimistic
ALL the fics. Cant really pick out just one standout tbh p much trust anyone by them

newyorkrenegades
such unruly heads and hearts
HP supercorp au!

TheRagingThespian
literally read every single up. 10/10 would die for. You don’t understand I die every single time I read one of your fics holy shit please go read there’s ALL the ships I more than lowkey scream every time I see an email saying there’s a fic update

falsealarm
hi I also love you but my favorite is probably wonderful electric (cover me in you)

writerstealth

BiJane
Oblivious
I don’t think I can do a better job than the description: “
“Lena has a crush on Kara.
Lena’s too afraid to tell Kara.
Obviously the only solution is to make Kara jealous by dating Supergirl.”
It IS as great as it sounds

anamatics

Heartshapedcandy
there’s a moon in the sky (she calls me)
“The one where Lena finds herself falling for both eager cub reporter Kara Danvers and the mysterious caped protector of National City”
When Lena has a crush on BOTH supergirl and Kara and hijinks ensue it’s great

Unicyclehippo
Honestly if you’re in the mood for multi-chapter fics and supercorp heroism is a full time job is one you’d probably wanna read. Also danishes and other sweet treats feature actual!genius!kara! which makes me v v happy because she’s not an idiot

Maggiemerc
The Death of Supergirl
Kara forgot to leave a note when she went to the Flash Universe and Shit Happens

pirateygoodness
i follow just to find you (a kiss we had to wait for)
….listen
sometimes you gotta just read Sin and if you do it might as well be well written sin?

ProfessorSpork
Her Brother’s Keeper
holy fucking character study of lena batman

this list is for @pyrotechnician originally but everyone feel free to enjoy!

For Your Eyes Only

Ships: Katsuki Yuuri/Vikor Nikifoorov, Katsuki Yuuri & Lee Seung GIl

Summary: Yuuri once told Victor that Phichit was the only foreign skater he considered a friend.Yuuri lied. 

He’s been Seung-gil’s dirty little secret for well over a year.

Review: I woke up today with back pain from sleeping on the floor, pissed at my lack of breakfast options, and also to gross, hot and humid weather courtesy of the tropics. 

But then someone linked me to this fic AND NOW MY SKIN IS CLEAR, MY BACK IS HEALED, MY CROPS WATERED, BLESS JESUS FOR THIS GIFT FROM THE HEAVENS.

If you were around tumblr last week you’ve probably seen zephyrine-gale’s doggo lovers art, which was absolutely beautiful and adorable – the first time I saw it I thought immediately “Yes this is canon no you cannot convince me otherwise.” What I didn’t know then was that I wanted two thousand words of this broship and I GOT IT ANYWAY. 

Of course 99% of those two thousand words is just Yuuri freaking out in hilarious ways (Minako is Black Widow?? !!!  Is Seung Gil a hockey spy????!!!). I have no words for this broship – because they don’t have any words for it either. These STOOPID NERD BOIS WHO REFUSE TO TALK ABT THEIR FEELINGS communicate exclusively via a complicated language of texts, dog videos, and if you’re Phichit and you Believe, a secret code of compulsory figures on fresh ice. 

In the spirit of Seung-Gil and Yuuri’s “No Talk, Just Dogs” policy, the rest of this review is brought to you in dog reaction GIFS.

me cackling at the whole fic

Originally posted by everythinginheregleams

what the whole thing probably felt like to viktor, poor guy didn’t know EVERYTHING about his fiance after all: 

Originally posted by wbimpala67

phichit making up wild conspiracy theories:

Originally posted by trollerderby

seung gil in person vs seung gil via text 

Originally posted by decepcione-se

Originally posted by natforprez

ok that’s enough dog gifs from me BUT THERE CAN NEVER BE ENOUGH FOR OUR DOGGO BROS SEUNG GIL AND YUURI 

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dnp: lite // shorter, lighter questions regarding dnp // total length: 17:06

1:04 my personal favorite dnp outfits
4:26 what is special about dnp’s relationship?
7:37 my fav pick-me-up vid(s)
8:55 fav post-baking universe moments

dnp: going deep // heavier topics, bit more serious business // total length: 33:07

:20 why do dnp command respect from their peers? 
5:54 why do dnp command attention and interest from their audience? 
14:04 thoughts on lack of prolonged fandom interest in the stage show and books, and the branded nature of those products
17:59 the youtube community’s response to felix + dnp’s relationship with him
24:16 dnp, phandom, and race

part ii: personal // questions bout me and my opinions on shit // total length: 53:06

0:00 rapid-fire questions (or my version of it) 
3:07 wolfstar fic recs and my short-lived phase of non-interest in dnp (my ao3 bookmarks and mentioned authors
6:07 what do i want to be talking about on this blog? (spoiler alert: idfk) 
10:33 the style/form of writing i most prefer to write
12:56 being a year younger for my grade + bullying advice
16:12 setting limits for fandom investment and consumption
23:16 hard lines for dnp things i won’t discuss (longer post here
24:41 law degrees: what’s the point man 
32:39 how to stay informed on countries that aren’t the united states (longer post here
39:54 my thoughts on tumblr anonymity, or Why The Hell Did Nihilist Toothpaste Turn Anons Off? 
49:00 things that cheer me up 🌻💛

notes … 

+ok first n foremost @pedestriansquirrel sent me a cute af ask for this that just said ‘how are you today??? :)’ and it was so sweet and i recorded an answer for it when i was still testing my sound but i forgot to properly re-record it and i feel so bad so im answering here: im good and mostly just so very tired, i woke up at 3 am today to drive to DC to help my sister move out of her summer apartment there (she was interning at the house of representatives lmao nerd) 
+sorry in general for the inconsistent sound qual, i recorded early chunks over a month ago and u can defffff tell. i think in ‘dnp: lite’ i talk about a phil live show from ‘this week’ which was actually in early july lmao
+thanks to dann @queerofcups for this amazing idea (go listen to their own voice ask thingies here bc they’re fucking fantastic and dann’s personality is honestly heartwarming) 
+and thanks to sarah @waveydnp for motivating me to finish this lol i probs wouldntve done so if u hadnt messaged me xxxx  
+thanks also to @dantithesis @vdekje @geeky-gossip @queerofcups @waveydnp @flannelfish @void-journal and several anons for sending me questions. yall are the nicest <3 there were also a few of you whose questions i couldn’t get to here but i’ve saved all of them, and maybe will use them to do another episode of this in the future xx

anonymous asked:

hi, have you got any recs for what to do and what not to do if you were to write a daredevil fanfic?

DO I EVER 

do: 

  • firstly, do listen to actual blind/vi people and what they have said about writing blind characters. i know a lot about daredevil, and i know about disability studies and media analysis, but i’m sighted. i should not be the extent of who you listen to on this. some potential resources for information and perspectives: 
    • blogs/etc about blindness specifically by b/vi people
    • organizations
      • world blind union
      • american foundation for the blind
      • the perkins school for the blind
      • national federation of the blind
      • national braille press
      • braille institute
      • american council of the blind
      • international council on english braille
      • blind matters
      • comics empower and their podcast
    • if you’re doing fight scenes, maybe read up on some b/vi fighters and athletes
    • i tried to go through who i follow on tumblr but i forgot that all i follow here now are my friends and blogs that post photos of jellyfish
      • on twitter i apparently exclusively follow disability activists and comic creators, which is pretty on brand for me
      • i have a lot of specific articles and stuff so hmu for those i guess
  • do include tech, tools, etc that matt might use. 
  • do research how that tech/those resources/tools/etc work before you try to include it. if i have to read one more fic where someone uses a ballpoint pen to make colored dots in a page and then matt reads it as braille, i will cry. like at least do some basic googling.
  • do check your work to make sure it doesn’t play into common ableist tropes, particularly
    • inspiration porn/inspirationally disadvantaged/overcoming disability (stella young on inspiration porn)
    • supercrip/disability superpower/disability-negating superpower (you can check tv tropes for info on these, although… eh, it’s iffy)
  • if you include stick, do emphasize that he’s matt’s childhood abuser, and any feelings of gratitude or debt that matt has to him — which he definitely could, as stick did train him and give him some sense of control over his senses — are not uncomplicated (post about stick as an abuser and why apologizing for him is shitty)
  • do give matt some real resources for dealing with what basically amounts to chronic pain. this is… so minor, given everything else, but like — come on, you’re telling me he doesn’t own any ice packs? really? (post where i just rant about this for way too many words)
  • do have matt’s senses be more than just “”compensation”” for his blindness, and that’s in double quotes because that whole idea is fucked up. i think a much stronger reading is similar to — or in fact actually — sensory processing disorder. (one of many posts i’ve written on SPD matt)

do not:

  • number one, most important thing to me, do not infantilize matt. do not erase how bloody and angry he is in order to make him cute and soft. (post on infantilizing matt in a larger media context) (more on cripplepunk!matt) (another post on this)
    • relatedly, i’m not saying don’t write matt as a sub, but think about why you’re doing it at least (post on how fandom only writing sub!matt is pretty iffy)
    • i’m also real suspicious of the number of fics where matt is made completely helpless and must get “rescued,” and of the amount of matt!whump out there. i get that having matt get rescued flips the superhero narrative of matt rescuing others in the canon, but, like, all you’re doing is flipping it right back to disabled people being helpless, which is not as creative or original as you maybe think it is (an ask on fandom making matt “learn his place”)
  • do not have matt say “god, i wish i could see you” or otherwise emphasize how much he must absolutely want nothing more than to be nondisabled (post on this exact thing)
  • do not write Matt Temporarily or Permanently Goes Deaf and It’s The Worst Thing Ever fic. there’s plenty, and it’s always audist, and it nearly always forgets that d/Deafblind people actually exist. 
  • do not write no-powers AUs unless you feel real sure you know what you’re doing (a recent post about why they’re nearly always gross)
  • similarly, do not write bodyswap AUs where matt bodyswaps with a nondisabled character unless you’re incredibly 100% sure you know what you’re doing. 
  • i will actually destroy whole buildings if you write a no-longer-disabled AU. i will just tear everything to shreds. everything else aside, there is no sighted daredevil. that does not exist. (here is a post on that)
  • do not forget that matt murdock is blind — actually blind. not “fake blind” or “not real-world blind” or “basically sighted”, but actually blind. he did not read that sign off the wall from 20 feet away, he is not disarming that bomb by identifying each colored wire, he’s not looking up into her beautiful hazel eyes. (post explaining that matt’s actually blind)
    • some of this is people fudging how far is powers go (please. he cannot radar sense the television screen. do not do this to me again.) and writing him as “fake blind,” and some of it is people literally forgetting that they’re writing a blind character. like i often read fic where the writer clearly just genuinely have forgotten that he’s not just a slightly gorier spider-man 
    • honestly it would be the absolute coolest if we could get to the point where “remember that matt’s disabled” can become more than just “don’t have him literally do things that he cannot do” and extends into, like, “have matt think about the world like a disabled person does, and interact with nondisabled people like disabled people do, and think about disability activism and ableism”. (here’s a post i wrote about matt manipulating ableist attitudes for his own survival, but like, it’d be cool if that kind of stuff was, y’no, intentional)
  • do not act like matt uses certain tech or aids because he has to “play” at being blind. no matter what d.g. chichester says, he cannot read a computer screen by touch, and his cane is not just a secret identity prop, or he wouldn’t use it in volume 4 even after his identity has been revealed
  • do not fall into the unnecessary face-touching trope (it’s always unnecessary) (one of many posts on this on the internet) (ETA: here is another)
  • do not pretend that foggy is perfect and can do no wrong and is somehow Free From The Burden Of Internalized Ableism (post on why having foggy be ableist is actually… important) (post on fandom tendency to put foggy on a pedestal) (post about foggy and ableist pity) (another foggy crit post i promise i dont hate him)
    • relatedly please stop fucking having foggy nelson Solve Ableism
  • do not just sub in ‘catholic guilt’ for matt’s canonical depression (more on this)

Hello! I have finally been able to check all the fics that have been recommended to me and I thought, well, these anons have been actual pearls, why not share all the titles they sent my way? :)

I have read just a couple of these fics. Some I had never heard before, some others have been recommended by mutuals and lovely people who came off anon, too. As most of you are great fics readers, you probably know the majority of these, but to me, it’s been such a precious and generous gift and, I mean, you never know, I hope someone can find something lovely to read in this list, like I have! So, thank you, anons, thank you for always being wonderful! ❤️ Here’s your fic rec!

  • I strongly recommend the wonderlands by stylinsoncity! It’s quite long, it’s angsty, finished and beautiful! Single dad Harry with some demons from his past and manager/producer Louis :) Bonus for me was Harry’s cute&moving relationship with his teenager daughter :) 
  • If you like Harry and Louis in love + angst + happy endings = basically anything cherrystreet
  • Empty skies or Jump before we fall by green_feelings :) Fandom classics, theay are amazing. Zarah5’ level of amazing ! :)
  • Take My Breath Away by Reality Better Than Fiction. It’s amazing!
  • Whirlwind by Dolce Piccante was wonderful! 
  • Relief Next to Me by Dolce is one of my all time favorites. Yes, the sex is hot, but their characters are so lovely. You really get to see their relationship develop. 
  • archiveofourown*org/works/10785375/chapters/23922933 if you like angst, you need to read the sweet home alabama AU, I’m halfway through it and I can’t stop crying 
  • Have you read anything from phdmama? She’s a newer writer in the fandom, and she wrote Feels Like Coming Home (which is more angsty I guess), and her Big Bang is incredible with louis in drag, it’s called if I had Three Wishes. I think she’s phd-mama on tumblr, and she’s really sweet too. Her writing is amazing and she gets nowhere near the attention she should. 
  • Maya, forgot to mention one more fic I thought you would like. Three French Hems by 100percentsassy and gloria andrews. 
  • fic rec: In this Light by exhilarated; Covered in lines series by mentalistecbm; Loving you is free series by littlelouishiccups; And Down the Long and Silent Street by whimsicule; and Coax the Cold by MediaWhore. enjoy! there are more, but these are the ones that are ready on my list.
  • Sweet, where you lay is another great fic. It’s based on Zach and Miles relationship, but with H/L in the leads. It’s fantastic!

shownucity  asked:

hi! I don't expect you to answer this but I remade my tumblr and I am having trouble finding people to follow :( do you know of any amazing monbebes on here who I should follow? thank you!! I hope you have a great day;;

yeah sure, no prob! i’ll just list some of my fave blogs 🌷🌹🌻

@monbeboo @chaeseok @stan-the-best-stan-monsta-x @nottechae @shineforevers @minhyukie @monbabi @hyung-vvon @killerkihyun @chaerismatic @wonvho @kkngie @kihyunswife @vchangkyun @httpkihyunnie @ki-hyunie @ukihyunnie @kimiin @kihqun @wonhontology @wonhyuq @sh0wnu @wonhosgf @warmwonho @sweetheartwonho @94wons @softmh @floofta-x @moonbebe @glitterhyungwon @m0nst4x @hyunqvwon @93kihyun @heonies @minhyuk1 @4jooheon @mxrays @monstascenarios @shown00b @juheonn @inkyuns

soo,, some of these are probably multifandom sorry, but since i am as well i tend to follow blogs that will introduce me to new things a lot lol
some are really good mx gifmakers tho!! and i probably forgot someone fundamental but oh well 🍃 

anyway, i suggest you look into @monbebe-net‘s members list! i found some pretty awesome peeps there 💗
hope you have a nice day too 🌸✨

Summary: It starts when Dan stumbles through the door of his two bedroom flat with an attractive stranger attached to his mouth, and it ends with, well… a family. Or, the one where Dan is a single father of a three year old, who intends for Phil to be nothing more than a one night stand until he see’s him interact with his daughter for the first time.

If you’re looking for some fluff and Dan and Phil with kids, this is the perfect fic for you. It’s just so sweet and easy going and completely warmed my heart. A definite must-read if you’re looking for a light-hearted fic.

Summary: Dan is an overworked, underpaid, very homosexual uni student in need of an easy job. Phil is a successful, rather lonely businessman in need of a housekeeper. This is their story. Fluff/smut, 31.2k, written for the Phandom Big Bang 2016.

I remember reading this as soon as it was posted and I loved it but then, with time, I kind of forgot about it. This month I found it again through @phanfictioncatalogue and I read it again. It felt nice to realise I loved it just as much the second time as I did the first time I read it. It’s a bit on the long side with 31k+ words (but that’s to be expected in a pbb fic) so I suggest you settle in somewhere comfortable with a nice cup of tea/coffee/hot beverage and get ready for a lovely story that will make you smile. 

Summary: Based on a prompt: Dan and Phil are both contestants on ‘The Bachelorette’, but fall in love with each other instead of the girl.

I think this could be considered my favourite fic for May. Once again, it’s on the long side with 86k+ words and I probably shouldn’t have read it the day before an exam, but boy was it worth it. I guess the only way i can properly describe it is, a roller coaster of emotions. From wanting to gush, to feeling angry, to feeling bad for someone, it left me on the edge of my seat, eagerly moving on the next chapter. You’ll also be happy to know that, although it is chaptered, it’s also completed so there’s no need for tears when you come to the end only to realise it’s not finished and the author hasn’t updated in months (not that I’m judging, considering my track record for finishing chaptered fics). If you want to see Dan and Phil going in circles around each other because they’re oblivious to their feelings, than this is the fic for you. 

Summary: Dan Howell is a prince. Unlike most, known for their benevolent behaviors and elegant manners, he’s known for his sullen mood and vituperative remarks. After all, being a prince is not much fun; not with the lack of friends and the abundance of dumb tasks, such as trying to find the perfect bride and hosting dinners with nobles. Dan only has one friend, a prince from the neighboring kingdom Leona, and his days improve greatly when Phil finally comes to visit. However, with Phil comes a variety of strange accidents, all of which putting Dan’s life in danger. Is someone trying to assassinate Dan?

Once again a long read with 81k+ words (you can tell I had exams this month with all the long fics I read in order to procrastinate) and it’s chaptered but completed. Dan’s character was a little OOC (but that’s the be expected when reading the summary) and, to be frank, there were times where both the personalities of Dan and Phil annoyed me a tad but it got better as it went along and it was still a very enjoyable read. The whole plot with someone trying to assassinate Dan was a nice extra touch. I’d just like to point out though that, contrary to what the summary might make you believe, the assassination attempts are not a very central part of the story. It only becomes more important near the end. 

(I’m well aware that the fic rec this month is not very extensive. However, keep in mind that two of them are 80k+ words and another one 30k+ so I feel like their length makes up for the fact I’ve recced less. Have fun reading and let me know what you think of them!)

Podcasts for your functions!

In honor of #trypod, here are the podcasts I listen to, semi-arbitrarily assigned to functions! But seriously check any of them out.

Also I tend to go for either surreal radio-show style fiction, or people just joking about dumb stuff.

Si: Sawbones. I recommended this for I think INTPs a while ago, but I think any Si users (…and non-Si users since ISTP sister is a fan) will appreciate it. It’s about all the ridiculous and sometimes horrifying things that people have done in the name of medicine, from trepanation to patent medicines. I’ve also appreciated the handful of more serious episodes: there was one about the hosts’ daughter’s birth, and more recently a few about immigration medical requirements and health insurance. But mostly it’s informative, historical, and funny.

Ne: Crossover Appeal. It’s a podcast about fandom, namely taking two things and mashing them up, but usually things that don’t usually get mashed up (read: no superwholock to be found). I don’t listen to every episode because I frequently find I’ve only read/watched one of the works, but I’ve loved the HP&HP (Harry Potter and Lovecraft) Halloween special, the Yay Hamlet Hamilton/Hamlet one, and the Orphan Black/Phryne Fisher episode for badass ladies. And the fact that it’s every other week and you can skip around probably works well for Ne users.

Ni: The Beef and Dairy Network. Deeply surreal, with that dark and dry humor that is often characteristic of Ni users. There’s a consistent underlying storyline/conspiracy, and a bit of political sarcasm in the mix, so I think that will also work for Ni users who appreciate the payoff of sticking with a serial story with an unusual format, that sometimes draws from reality but twists it.

Se: My Brother, My Brother, and Me. This one is pretty famous (Justin, the oldest brother, is also a Sawbones host and I found MBMBAM through Sawbones), and it’s characterized by a combination of terrible advice and weird riffing and tangents. I think Se users will particularly appreciate the combination of rapid-fire switches in the conversation along with concrete yet impractical suggestions and goofy humor.

Ti: Within the Wires or Alice Isn’t Dead. Both of these are Welcome to Nightvale shows, but with a smaller self-contained story that unfolds slowly, allowing you to try and deduce what will happen next (and probably often fail). I think they both fall well along the Ti-Fe spectrum, though honestly what do I know. Within the Wires in particular seems to be a good Ti-Fe show and is in my opinion the strongest (Orbiting Human Circus wasn’t my favorite though I did enjoy it overall).

Fe: This American Life. A classic, not only because it’s something people have been listening to forever and can all share, but also because of its dedication to telling the stories of every kind of person and finding the commonalities between these different stories. I don’t always listen to it (it’s a lot; also sometimes it will lead to you crying in your car and now that I don’t have a car I’d really rather not burst into tears on the subway) but I do love it and thank it for having this message of how we’re all the same on some level.

Fi: Pop Rocket. It’s about pop culture, and it’s a great hangout show - the hosts are a diverse group and are all close with each other. They focus on a single topic each episode usually but what impresses me is how great they are at letting each host talk about pop culture from their own perspective and relate it to their personal experience in a way that is effective and interesting.

Te: She’s Running. This is really new (only 2 episodes) and it’s interviews with women who are running for office at any level (city, state, federal) in the U.S. . It is not technically partisan though it’s obviously got a very pro-women message and the two interviewees so far are affiliated with the Democratic party. It has a message of getting out the vote for these candidates, but also provides some really great insight into the work involved in running a campaign, even a small one.

Are you being paid by WTNV and Max Fun?

No, I wish.

I’m looking for more/None of these are for me, but I’d love other podcast recs!

Thanks! Other recommendations include:

I figure since this is on Tumblr you’re all sick of Welcome to Nightvale but I do listen to it and enjoy it. It does have the drawback of being both serialized and pretty far into that serial - you’ll want to go back to the beginning and that will take a while. 

Speaking of - I never listened to season 2, but season 1 of Serial, about a young man jailed for his sometimes-girlfriend’s murder in the Baltimore area that might have been due to a combination of Islamophobia, the fragility of memory, and the fact that in the early 2000s, we didn’t really understand cell phones, was rightfully a hit. Listen if you like true crime or even if you don’t (I usually don’t).

I stopped listening to Aisha Tyler’s Girl on Guy regularly because I lost interest whenever the celebrity wasn’t someone I knew about and also because it’s really long and no longer worked well with my listening habits after I moved from a regular job-having car owner to a grad student who depends on NYC public transit and has an irregular schedule. However, Aisha Tyler is hilarious and a great, empathetic interviewer (I’m pretty sure she’s an ESTP with good Fe from the impression I have) and I recommend it if you’re into more long-form interview style listening. 

I also stopped listening to Professor Blastoff which features Tig Notaro,  Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger. A large portion of that is because I found Kyle Dunnigan kind of annoying (which is mostly a clash of senses of humor I think - don’t take my word for this since it’s definitely a personal taste thing). It’s also really long (usually about 90 minutes if I recall correctly) so it similarly doesn’t work that well with my listening, but if you do a lot of driving or can listen to podcasts while you work, check it out! I did listen for some time, especially around when Tig Notaro was just out of her year of terrible things and getting a lot of fame for that. It ended in mid-2015 due to scheduling conflicts, but there’s a big archive if you’re just looking for something to listen to that isn’t strictly up to date.

I mostly listen to comedy, pop-culture, and story/fiction podcasts because I am a very visual learner so any more technical/educational podcasts tend to not work for me - I spend the whole time wishing I was just reading an article or watching a video. However, if you’re more an auditory learner, I did enjoy Freakonomics - I just felt like I forgot everything immediately and would rather reread the book. There are some great resources online specifically for finding educational podcasts so if that’s your interest, have at it!

RIP Harris Wittels. 1984-2015.

There are so few people that you meet in life that give you that feeling that you’ve found a real unique, original person. Harris Wittels was one of those and we lost him yesterday. He was 30 years old. I’ve been devastated. 

I’m still waiting for the other phone call to let me know that Harris is okay and this was all a horrible misunderstanding. I don’t know when my brain is going to be able to process the terrible feeling that fills my heart with dread and my eyes with tears every 20 seconds when I realize this very special person is really gone.

So, I wanted to write something to share my stories about Harris and what he meant to me.

I first knew Harris as a standup. I’d have him open shows quite a bit, and he was always fantastic. As his career as a writer took off, he got busy. He’d say that he didn’t have time or wasn’t working on standup at the time. Sadly, he had just started back working his standup, which made me thrilled as a fan. His standup, like he his real life personality, was open, honest (way more honest than how most people refer to “honest” in their standup) and hilarious.

As a writer, we worked on two films that never saw the light of day. The first was Olympic Sized Asshole. The premise was Danny McBride and I were two best friends who lived in SC who’s girlfriends had a three way with a super handsome star Olympic athlete (think Channing Tatum). We did a rough outline of it together and then Harris went off to write the script.

Around this time in my career, I was very puzzled by film scripts. None of the ones I read ever made me laugh. I figured that I must not know how to read scripts properly. Maybe these things were funnier in person than on the page.

Then I got Harris’ first draft of Olympic.

Every page had a huge laugh. I couldn’t believe it. Jody Hill and I called each other and were just rolling about our favorite jokes.

I was DYING.

Here’s a little chunk I found looking through old notes. The script was just full of great jokes like this:

Another bit I loved was when Danny’s character and my character pitch a business idea in the beginning of the movie. 

There was also a part that would be played by Paul Giamatti. I think this was something he just added as a last minute addition that wasn’t even in the outline.

Eventually the project faded away as many movie projects tend to do.

But, after that, any time I worked on anything, I insisted that Harris Wittels be one of the writers. He was the first name I asked for every time. When I worked on the MTV Movie Awards. Those Randy videos for Funny People. Anytime I did a dumb commercial. Any time I needed to get joke writers, I always asked for Harris to help because he was truly the best of the best. And I was so lucky that he always said yes.

Most jokes when read by “comedy people” don’t get a laugh per se. You just read it and go, “Oh that’s funny” and you understand it would get a laugh. You eventually just know how jokes are constructed and you aren’t as easily surprised. Harris was part of that rare breed where you wouldn’t see his shit coming. His jokes were so weird, unexpected, often brilliantly dumb that they were in that ultra-exclusive club of ones that made comedy people laugh — and laugh hard. This was why Harris was such a go-to for everyone. Anyone that was ever in a writers room with him knew he was probably the funniest comedy writer out there. He was just a machine.

Remember the Obama-Galifianakis Funny or Die video?

Galifianakis: So are you gonna run a third time?

Obama: I don’t think that’d be a very good idea. That’d be like making a third Hangover movie.

I thought that was by far the best joke in that thing and maybe any thing I watched last year. I found out today that it was a Wittels original. Of course. 

Harris was also known as “the chuffah king.” Chuffah is the random nonsense characters in a scene talk about before getting to the meat of it that leads to story. Here’s one of the best chuffah moments from Parks from the “Hunting Season” episode:

Tom: Your favorite kind of cake can’t be birthday cake, that’s like saying your favorite kind of cereal is breakfast cereal.

Donna: I love breakfast cereal.

Harris excelled at coming up with hilarious, random nonsense like this. It was a tool that no one else seemed to have. I’m not a big podcast listener, but today I found out this was also kind of the fuel for Harris Foam Corner (or Phone Corner) from Comedy Bang Bang podcast, here’s a playlist that is filled with this kind of hilarious/awful nonsense from Harris: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBB4729D88A16451A

Here’s some highlights I found on Tumblr today:

“One time I said to a guy that, ‘I loved learning new things. I’m a bit of an infomaniac.’ And he thought I said NYMPHOMANIAC….so he fucked me. And I said ‘No, no no…I said INFO. I’m an INFOmaniac’ And he said ‘Well, here’s some info…you just got fucked. Clean yourself up.’”

“I hate smoking sections. Unless it’s Jim Carrey’s The Mask. Then the smoking section is my favorite part!”

“I’m not getting married until gay people can get married. Because I’m gay.”

Imagine being around a guy who was this uniquely silly all the damn time. That’s what it was like being in a writers room with Harris. It was just bullshit like this non-stop. And it was the best.


After we failed to get Olympic off the ground, we had another idea called BIG TIME. This was about myself and another guy becoming super famous after a video of us saving a bunch of little black kids from a burning fire went viral. Again the plan was that Harris and I would draft a story (this time with our friend Jason Woliner) and then Harris would bang out the script.

One of my favorite Harris stories was before writing this script we’d pitch the story to studios. In one part of the pitch, we had a bit where the two leads became quasi-famous and started attending B-level celeb parties. In describing this scene in our practice session, Harris would say, “Guys like Chris Pontius would be there.” I’d say, “Alright Harris, none of these execs know who Chris Pontius from Jackass is, don’t say that.”

At that point, he knew he had me. Every pitch, and keep in mind these are important pitches with studio heads, etc. - I would lead and then as soon as I got to that scene, he would throw it in with glee, “you know, guys like Pontius would be there.” He even dropped the Chris and was just saying Pontius. Last name only. Jason and I were dying. 

Then, in an even more absurd move, he added a second part to this bit. During the pitch, he started saying,  "then the guys get famous and they do all the talk shows Letterman… Conan… Pontius Tonight…” To be clear, Pontius Tonight is a fictional show hosted by Chris Pontius that he made up just to make me laugh/fume. He said that execs would assume this was a real thing as to not seem out of touch. It was great. Harris would rather make all of us laugh than worry about jeopardizing these meetings.

He really seemed to relish getting laughs out of other comedians. Last night, the Parks writers staff and other friends shared Harris stories. One of my favorites was there was a serious email from NBC about a big sexual harassment seminar. Serious execs are CC’d along with Harris and the writers. Harris writes back, REPLY ALL, with this gem — now keep in mind EVERYONE is on this email, all the crew, so many higher level producers and execs, here we go:


As both our movies fizzled, Harris and I worked together on Parks and Rec. I was so thrilled when he got hired to be a writer and the episodes where he was on set were ones I looked forward to. A writer on set would pitch alternate jokes and help you if you didn’t feel a scene didn’t work, who better than Harris in that situation. Talking to other writers on the show today, it was clear Harris’ contribution to the world of Pawnee was immense. I’m sure he wrote many of the lines that made you laugh throughout the show.

Harris also eventually acted in the show as one of the animal control guys. Go on YouTube and watch this compilation, he is so hilarious in it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xkplbd_nQFs


I also want to say, besides being so unbelievably hilarious, Harris was truly a sweet guy. He was so lovable even when saying the most disgusting things. You just couldn’t help but love him. He had the most ridiculous opinions on everything from food to dating to music and he’d defend them to no end. He loved to make ridiculous boast that he insisted he could achieve. Here are a few that I compiled:

- Do as good a job as Trent Reznor scoring “The Social Network”
- Play against the Lakers and juke NBA point guard Steve Blake
- Hit an NBA 3-pointer
- Play right field in a Major League Baseball game, and catch a pop-up, and easily throw it back to the infield
- Act as well as any actor
- Every girl has, at minimum, a 20% crush on him

He was once adamant that he could taste the difference between all the major water bottle brands - and he did! He also once claimed he could beat anyone in the entire Parks offices at arm wrestling. Mike Schur gleefully egged him on: “Really, Harris? Anyone?” Harris said, “Yeah.” Then Mike beckoned John Valerio — a giant, muscular man with enormous arms – who worked in the editing department. Harris: “Shit! I forgot about Valerio. Come on, man!” Nevertheless, Harris went through with the match, put up a good fight, and was extremely gracious in defeat.

He was also kind of an odd ladies man in a way. Not blessed with a tall stature and traditional handsome guy stuff, he was able to transcend it all by being charming in an adorable/silly way. He was a romantic at heart. He once had a really big date. Someone way out of his league. His move - show up with a box of Russell Stovers chocolates. You know, the brand of chocolates of you get when you really want to impress a girl. He also once sent an e-vite to a girl’s heart. She declined. He once proposed to a woman on G-Chat. Genuinely.

Here’s some other random things I loved about him: He loved 311 and knew that the bassist’s name was P-Nut. He once had dinner with my parents and I in New York at a fancy restaurant and showed up in a suit that was 5 sizes too big. He looked like a kid dressing up in his dad’s clothes. Afterwards he turned to me and said, “Hey man, can you help me get a suit that fits?” His Tinder profile said, “I make money. I’ll buy you a couch.” We asked him why and he said, “Girls love couches.” He would always order the most unabashedly unhealthy, grossest thing at lunch. The most legendary being a burger he once ordered at Parks that had fried egg, bacon, avocado, onion rings (these are ON the burger FYI), BBQ sauce, and monterey jack cheese. He would take 4 things of mozzarella string cheese, line ‘em up, and melt it in the microwave. And then he’d eat this with a fork for a snack. I would always try to order healthy. Once I suggested a vegetarian place. After the email went out, I got a text from him “Guys this vegan place is an atrocity. Please reconsider.” He once left the writers office for lunch to eat at his house and texted my brother Aniz that he was “making Chili’s leftovers at home.” It really made me laugh that he chose the word “making” to describe heating up disgusting leftovers. He loved Chili’s but could never get anyone to join him. He would often go on solo missions. He once went to Chili’s by himself in Encino and Joe Mande asked him why Encino and not the closer one in Inglewood. He said, “The good one’s in Encino, you gotta go out to Encino.”

Weirdly, besides Parks, a lot of the stuff we worked on together never made it out into the world.

Another harsh part of this tragedy is that was all about to change.  Around the time Parks was ending, I started developing a new project with my friend Alan Yang, another writer on Parks. Immediately, we knew we wanted Harris to help us write it. We were lucky to get him on board and for the past 5 months or so, he’s been an integral part of this new project. He worked tirelessly and was a leader on our staff and we were all thrilled to be doing this thing that was actually going forward.

We knew Harris had issues with addiction but things were pointing in the right direction. He was getting treatment and focused on his career and the opportunities ahead. It all seemed to point in the right direction. We were all about to move to New York together in March to have great fun and make great work. He was excited. I was excited. It all seemed perfect. He just found an apartment on Monday.

Then, I got the most horrific phone call yesterday. I couldn’t comprehend it.

This week I spent a lot of time with Harris. On Monday he drove me to a dinner we were having. His iPod was on shuffle and every fucking song was a different Phish bootleg. I kept forcing him to skip until it was Phish maybe covering another more tolerable band’s song. Then we hit a band called Pralines and Dick. I told him this was particularly bad. He let me know it was his high school jam band and warned me about the upcoming 5 minute funk breakdown. I couldn’t help but enjoy it.  

I was so excited for what was ahead for Harris. I knew he was going to really explode after this new project. The little bit of Wittels comedy out there was just the tip of the tip of the iceberg. He had so much more to give and I was so excited for him. He seemed to be turning things around. He me asked for help finding a nutritionist. He said he knew nothing about nutrition. I informed him that I could confirm Chili’s is pretty bad for you. He even reluctantly ordered the “vegan bowl” for lunch the day before he passed when we were all writing together.

My last memory of him was from that day.

We were punching up a script. In punch up, you’re just trying to beat jokes that maybe aren’t landing. Everyone contributes and tries to beat the joke and you leave the best one in. But for us, what would happen is basically, all the writers would pitch something, then Harris would chime in with something so bizarre and hilarious, it would either make it in, or make us laugh and we’d agree it was the most hilarious, but probably too crazy. That last day, I remember I hit a line and we needed a better joke, I was exhausted. I turned to Harris and just wanted him to fix it so we could move on. I yelled “Harris! I need you, get off your phone. Make this joke better, fix it please.” And, of course, he did.

Bye Harris. I miss you and I’m glad I got to enjoy your genuinely amazing and original presence. I wish I got to you know even more. I hope people reading this realize what a incredibly unique man you were, and what brutal a loss it is for those who knew you and also for those who never had the pleasure. This has been so hard to write because I just keep wanting to add more and more stories and more jokes and more everything, but I’d never be able to finish it. You are far too special to sum up in any kind of piece like this. You were one of the best and we all will miss you.

Love,

Aziz

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I DID NOT EVEN NOTICE THAT MY BLOG HIT 1.5K FOLLOWERS!!! WTF!?!?! I AM THE WORST BLOGGER IN THE WHOLE WORLD!! I DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE! I AM SO UNDESERVING OF YOU GUYS ASDF;LKJG.

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Fic Rec List: Amoneki

I’ve seen a couple of time people asking for fic recs for this pairing, so I decided to make one.

This includes fics from both AO3 and fanfiction.net.

Notes:

♠Some of the fics are not necessary romantic, some contain only friendship between Amon and Kaneki.

♠This doesn’t include other Kaneki or Amon pairings. Just Amoneki (with just ONE exception).

♠I’ll add the warnings that the writer gave to each work

♠This is really long

♠This doesn’t include tumblr shots… yet.

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anonymous asked:

Who are your favorite blogs on tumblr?

I’ll probably forget a lot of them because I follow and love a lot of blogs (basically every Otayuri one lol) but the ones I can think of right now are: 

@otayuri-queen 

@tecochet

@seeyounextlevel

@nikkiyan

@skatingviktor

@altisetsky

@otayurism

@nikyforov

@me-za-me-ro

@randomsplashes

@doodlesonice

@hawberries​

@littlestpersimmon​

(I also love those yoi blogs that post gifs and official art and stuff but I can’t remember specific names.. I didn’t include a lot of my favorite artists here because that would be for another post and these are just the (mostly yoi) blogs that I like in general)

Sterek Fanfiction Recs Under 500 Kudos - 2/5

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It’s finally here, after how many days working on this! *wipes forehead*

First of all I’d like to thank everyone who helped me bring this to life by reccing stuff from other people. In alphabetic order: accordingtomel (AO3) ||alocalband (Fic Tag) (AO3) || blamethewolf (AO3) || ccainewise || dream-about-dancing (AO3) || erciareyes (Fic Tag) (AO3) || fuchswrites (Fic Tag) (AO3) || greyhoundsgirl || hailtohale (AO3) (Fic Tag) || halesmut || herosterek (AO3) ||  knoxyd (AO3) (Fic Tag) || kolornadziei || pale-silver-comb (AO3) || picara93 ||redvelvet-things || scruffysterek || shut-up-and-sterek (AO3) || stilessredhoodie(AO3) || vintage-bispy || warlockintothetardis || wolfcured and also, of course, the anonymous users. (If I didn’t add your AO3 and/or fic tag was because I couldn’t find it, so please message me if you do have one! Also, if I forgot someone - PLEASE message me. There were so many of you and so much to do, I don’t really know if I’m missing people or fics anymore. It’s all jumbled in my head. :3)

The following fics are all under 500 kudos and ordered by word count. Remember that a lot of people will be recced, but there are still thousands more who didn’t make it to this list. It’s now up to you to make your own lists or even just rec one fic at a time. Please don’t let the injustice of before prevail. I really hope this doesn’t stop with me. :)

I didn’t have the time to find the author’s blogs so I could tag them, so if you know who any of them are on tumblr, please reblog this post and mention them so they can see they are loved. And even if you don’t know any of them, please reblog anyway to help these authors get the attention they deserve.

Now to the fics! Happy readings. ^^


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Raven Cycle Fic Rec

I Am Stained With Light by momebie (katilara)
One morning Adam wakes up to find that Ronan has cut himself on a sharp, heavy piece of stained glass he accidentally pulled from his dream. This gives them each different things to consider.- Adam/Ronan

The Numinous Intent by momebie (katilara)
For Adam and Ronan, fathers and poetry and love are heavy things, made more so by their necessity. But bodies, bodies are simple and can say twice as much. -Adam/Ronan

Out for Re-henge by momebie (katilara)
Blue has a favor to ask of Ronan while Gansey and Adam are away. She ends up receiving much more than she expected. (Or, that one where Ronan teaches Blue to drive stick and they have adventures.) Post-BLLB. -Mild Adam/Ronan, Blue/Gansey

Yet & Not Yet by momebie (katilara)
The magicians, working their way over well-worn grooves from a place made for leaving to a place made for staying, one first kiss at a time. Because for people who reuse time close and far is like already happened and not happened yet, and eventually they’ll get it right. -Adam/Ronan

You know that I could use somebody by caitthecursed
Gansey muffled a grunt in his pillow. “This seems like an awful lot of trouble just because his girlfriend can’t go down on him.”Or, five ways they don’t work, and one way they do.-OT5

The Evolution of Pynch by sixappleseeds
Seven part fic series -Adam/Ronan

than our gentle sin by blindmaddness
“We’ve been making stupid decisions together since before we were legal. This ‘with all my worldly goods I thee endow’ shit is just extra.”Written for the prompt “I planned out this super romantic proposal and you just ruined it by beating me to whole proposing thing.” -Adam/Ronan

Close Your Eyes and Shut Your Mouth by ecaitlyn
Five times Ronan slept at Adam’s, and the one time Adam asked him to. -Adam/Ronan

A Streetlight for the Stars by coyotesuspect
Sometimes, Ronan dreams about Adam. One night, he accidentally brings one of those dreams back with him. Set after Blue Lily, Lily Blue. -Adam/Ronan

I Would Be Glad To Tell You and Walk Away by ecaitlyn
The problem, when it came down to it, was that the longer he waited for Ronan to actually do something about how he felt, the more Adam wanted him to. -Adam/Ronan  

burning all the bridges by excelsors (snapbackhaz)
“Are you high?” He doesn’t mean it literally, he means it like he hears the other Aglionby boys say to their friends, as a placeholder for what the fuck is wrong with you, but Ronan simply turns over onto his stomach, stretching himself out across Gansey’s bed, one corner of his mouth lifting, followed by a matching eyebrow. Not the answer Adam is expecting. -Adam/Ronan

Simmer Down and Pucker Up by mrsronweasley
He blinked and, behind the boat shoes and tan ankles, Adam’s face grew into sharp focus.He was looking straight at Ronan.His eyes were round, shocked into complete stillness. His cheeks were pink. One hand curled around grass, and Ronan watched, with a slow dawning of awareness, the way Adam’s knuckles grew white as he tightened his hold on the ground.Cabeswater, Ronan realized. Cabeswater had taken his dream and shared it with the only other person who could ever be close enough to Cabeswater to see it. -Adam/Ronan

Homesick by momebie (katilara)
At twenty-two, Adam hasn’t been back to Henrietta in two years. He convinces himself he doesn’t miss it, until the day it comes looking for him. -Adam/Ronan

Boys on Fire Never Burn Out by mrsronweasley
Ronan’s always Ronan. Even when he isn’t. -Adam/Ronan

Things You Said…by momebie (katilara)
A series of disconnected tumblr drabbles- various pairings

Passion Pit by Water_Nix
Adam and Ronan go on a date. Only Ronan maybe kinda forgot to mention that it was a date? -Adam/Ronan

An Open Secret by flyingcarpet
Blue begins to suspect that Adam’s feelings no longer need protecting. -Blue/Gansey, Adam/Ronan

Scapulimancy by victoria_p (musesfool)
Scapulimancy is the practice of divination by use of scapulae (shoulder blades).

We’ll Never Sleep (God Knows We’ll Try) by Water_Nix
The Pig breaks down hours from home and there is only one hotel room available. Because that’s how these things work. -Blue/Gansey, Adam/Ronan

This Isn’t a Heist by momebie (katilara)
Ronan only says it to piss off Declan. He doesn’t take into account what it will do to everyone else. (Or, that one where Adam and Ronan are fake dating.) -Adam/Ronan

Bad Ideas by ecaitlyn
Adam should’ve known that Ronan’s idea of ‘fun’ would involve breaking the law and public nudity. -Adam/Ronan

The Secrets We Share by Water_Nix
Ronan and Matthew have an important conversation. -gen 

Hold My Words by mochroimanam
"It’s been a month since Niall’s face was smashed beyond recognition, since they put him in the ground; it’s been a month since Gansey met Ronan at the hospital and found two corpses waiting for him: Niall’s, and the Ronan that Used to Be."A snapshot of Ronan’s grief, Gansey’s worry, and a secret Ronan wishes he hadn’t kept. -gen

shaking hands with the dark parts of my thoughts by pendules
"He wants to tell him, I’ve always been yours, even if you won’t ever be mine. Adam will never belong to anyone, and for someone who can take the world out of his mind, that’s almost irresistible."Adam tells Ronan about the death list.-Adam/Ronan

All That We See or Seem by Water_Nix
There is something in the air. Something that has loosened a bolt in Ronan’s chest, loosened his tongue in the process. -Adam/Ronan

Prologue by Ataraxetta 
The mask from Ronan’s dream isn’t a metaphor, and with the Third Sleeper, it’s come awake. Ronan is nowhere near prepared.Or, a super fake prologue for book iv. If book iv were, well, all about Ronan. -Adam/Ronan

Lights will guide you home by Yuu_chi
They’re too young and too stupid to understand what it means to be forever; but little by little they get there. -Adam/Ronan

let’s get together before we get much older by raewrites
Adam doesn’t know what compels him to make an attempt at finally finding out. Does Ronan Lynch have a crush on me?(Do I have a crush on Ronan Lynch?)Otherwise known at the one where Ronan, Blue, and Noah visit Adam and Gansey at their university for the weekend. -Adam/Ronan, Blue/Gansey

Impossible stuff by Yuu_chi
Because when Gansey is away and Adam is to blame and Ronan is broken, it’s Blue that picks up the pieces. -gen

wanna life this curse by pendules
It’s not a secret, not really; they don’t decide to not tell anyone. It’s just — no one else needs to know. It’s just theirs, whatever it is. He’s not ashamed or afraid. He thinks it might disintegrate if exposed to sunlight, and he’s not ready for that. Not yet.Or: The one where they hook up sometimes. And it’s all casual, obviously. -Adam/Ronan, Blue/Gansey, slight unrequited Adam/Gansey

Two Can Play This Game by DreaminginCabeswater
Two can play this game.The words echo in Adam’s mind, wondering what Ronan is up to. He doesn’t have to wonder long before Ronan has Adam running a wild goose chase that ends differently than Adam or Ronan both expected. -Adam/Ronan

miraculous fic recs

i had an entire page devoted to fic recs on my old blog (rip) so i’ve started rebuilding my rec list. and since it’s fanfiction writer appreciation day, what better day to post than today!! there’s probably like 30 more fics on my rec list right now but i didn’t want to make this post too long so those’ll be posted at a later date.

(i did my best to find as many authors here on tumblr that i could, but sorry if i missed your blog) 

a trail of breadcrumbs by matchaball ( @matchaball​ )

The smell, now familiar and woven through with fond experiences, shoots through Adrien like a lightning bolt. One inhale unearths the memory of chocolate chip dots and smudged icing sugar, of melted chocolate and the weight of flour, of cinnamon and air kisses. They wash up in the shore of his mind, all a jumble and yet uniquely distinct, as vivid and tactile as the originals.
It’s not the place, he realizes, but the people. The smells, the warmth, the laughter. The fact that they pat at the empty spot as if he’d always been there. As if they’d always been waiting for him.

all of matchaball’s fics are incredible (and will definitely be showing up on future lists) but this one holds a special place for me because the imagery is incredible? i honestly finished each chapter starving and wanting the food from the chapter. not to mention that i just love how all the characters are written and it’s just such a sweet fic

cat nip for the soul by cinnamonbookworm and perce ( @adastrabella and @raikou )

In Which: Alya has too many asks, Nathalie needs a break, numerous cats climb up Marinette’s balcony, Nino is So Tired, and everyone gets too obsessed with Kim’s Ladynoir fanfic.
Featuring fun chapters like New Day New Akuma New Thread On The Ladyblog New Alya Screaming Into Eternity, F Is For Friends Who Fall To Their Death, Yummitastic, and, everyone’s favorite, The Heartochondria Is The Powerhouse of the Cat.

honestly, this is the only crack you will ever need. it’s taken in such a serious way that makes it a million times better and is so funny i laughed the entire time. seriously, it will make your entire night. you didn’t know you needed this fic before now

cheshire cats and elephant bees by cinnamonbookworm ( @adastrabella​ )

Chat Noir first shows up at her house about two days into summer.
Or: Old friends reconnect. People break and come back together. There’s a fox in the city.

ok yes there are 3 fics on the list by sim but this is one of my favorites. her chloé is just incredible and if you don’t like the idea of a chloé redemption arc you will absolutely change your mind after reading this. the writing is gorgeous and all of the dynamics are fantastic

holes in a body full of stars by cinnamonbookworm ( @adastrabella​ )

There are a lot of fairytales Adrien knows, but too little of them involve the magic of a rooftop and the way it feels to kiss someone and find yourself under a snow globe of stars.
Or: 5 Times Adrien Spends the Night On His Roof
adrien with stars. not only is the writing incredible and breathtaking, but this fic cemented adrien on rooftops and adrien loving the stars in my mind. i could read it a million times and never get tired of it

etoiles by chassecroise ( @chassecroise​ )

Life as a professional dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet isn’t easy, especially when you’re falling in love with your extremely attractive co-worker and you live a double life as a superhero, dancing to save the people of Paris from the illusions of the maestro of emotions, Hawk Moth. (It’s a magical ballet AU!)

all of priya’s fics are so well written, and etoiles has such a magical and mysterical aura to it that i love. and especially long chapters means i get to enjoy it for a long time. the writing is fantastic and the plot is so cool and intricate that i could read it so many times and still be totally entranced  

keep it in your plants by reyxa ( @reyxa​ )

All she could see was petals and concrete. All she could feel was a dull ache in her hip and a sharp pain in her knees. Nice going, Marinette.
“Oh god, are you okay?” A hand grasped her arm, a sweet male voice washed over her, seemingly relieving the pain she felt.The person helped her from the ground, supporting her weight completely.
Marinette blushed, her eyes locked on the mess of flowers and her art supplies blocking the sidewalk. “Oh no, I’m going to be late.”
The person laughed, finally drawing her eyes. Marinette nearly choked as her eyes locked on the loveliest color of green she had ever seen. Blond, perfectly styled hair fell into his eyes, his lips were curved into the most perfect and warm smile she had ever seen. She suddenly forgot the reason she was rushing.
“No worries,” he was saying. “I’ll help you.”

flowershop au + cats = everything i’ve ever wanted in life. almost unbearably cute with high quality flower symbolism. not gonna lie, i reread it when i need a pick me up and it almost always does the trick

paws fur coffee by zaphirite ( @crispypata )

He was so sure that Ladybug would already push him off a rooftop if she knew his civilian identity worked at a café called “Paws Fur Coffee” of all names (the owner is a dog person, but he’ll take it), but his flub on the chalkboard menu just topped it all off.
His neat handwriting read back to him: “Chai Noir”.
(In which Adrien Agreste has some really cool ideas about the special drink of the week and gets to know a regular customer.)

so many incredible puns in such an incredible fic. i kept it open on my school ipad for the last two months or school, and read little bits when i got the chance. i was blown away when i was actually able to read the entire thing in one go. super sweet with the right amout of puns and feels

post-it notes by humanagain ( @zoenightstars )

Marinette is still freaking out.
She sits on a bench in the locker room, staring at the crumpled post-it in her hand. The small, neat cursive has become slightly smudged, but she can clearly still make out the words you’re beautiful.
She jerks to attention at a tap on her shoulder, and she looks up to meet brilliant green eyes. “What do you have there, Marinette?” Adrien asks, a hint of a blush creeping up his face.
Marinette giggles uncomfortably and balls the post it up in her hand.
“Oh, nothing.”

maya is such a good writer. so actually go read everything she’s ever written and then come back here. i have a super weak spot for fics with post-its as a plot point (which maya knows) so that plus adrienette plus maya’s writing is basically a dream. it’s just so much fluff and i’m so glad that she wrote more of it and basically if you aren’t reading this you’re wrong

secret santa by thelastpilot ( @thelastpilot )

Adrien and Marinette get each others name in their class secret santa and the gifts have to be perfect.

this fic gets a special shout out because it was my very first ml fic. it was what pulled me head first into the fandom only four episodes in and kept me reading until 2 am to catch up. it had me stalking pilot’s blog for updates and hurriedly reading chapter seven while waiting for my friends to buy movie tickets and standing in line for popcorn. i can’t even remember what movie we were seeing, i just remember reloading tumblr and seeing chapter seven had been posted and trying not to scream. as the fic that made me think ‘i want to write for this fandom’, it has a special place in my heart. it’s incredibly cute and made me smile at my phone and giggle in public. and what else can you ask for other than some friendship and family christmas goodness? even in august

tandem by bullysquadess ( @bullysquadess​ )

Two students get carried away in a friendly game of dodge ball…. and two other students get very suspicious. Its a double reveal fic!

this was one of my first ml fics and honestly it still remains to be one of my favorite reveals ever. i think it’s why i love gym class/physical activity reveals so much. anyway it’s great and i’ve read it like 10 times

the two of us by aniabielvriskamars ( @anabielvriskamars​ )

Marinette watched Adrien with poorly concealed desperation.
She couldn’t pay for college, or an apartment, or even her meals. Not like this.
All she wanted was his advice, little good though it will make.
Adrien held her gaze.
“What if I marry you?”

i love fake dating aus i love fake marriage even more? even though it’s not really fake marriage it’s ACTUAL MARRIAGE and i get so excited when this fic updates. 10/10 would always recommend 

why superheroes need their sleep by miaghost

Sleepiness is becoming a regular thing in the civilian lives of Paris’s heroes. They’ve been a team for over a year, and are close. Marinette’s opinion of Cat is changing and her heart is swaying, but how will she feel when he starts to back off LadyBug and Adrien seems to take an interest in Marinette? And all because she didn’t get enough sleep… (AccidentalReveal!) LadyNoir/Adrinette

i’m such a huge fan of accidental reveals tbh and this fic has such good fallout of the reveal. i read all that’s been posted in one sitting and enjoyed it so much and someone really needs to let these kids sleep some more

remember to leave authors kudos and comments and lots of love, they’re all so incredible <3

I am so happy to announce that i hit another huge milestone! When i started 1 and a half years ago i never though even one person would pay attention to my blog and now i am here, having all of you guys. You’re always so supportive and caring, it makes me happy to be a part of this huge tumblr community. That’s why i want to show how much i cherish all the people who make my dash an awesome place! tada: a follower forever.

I really hope i didn’t forgot to include someone but if so, i am sorry! So i totally rec you guys to check my blogroll :D

(favourites = people i regularly talk to and/or adore)

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underbree  asked:

Oh OK, you don't have to do it now but some blog recs fanfics and timelines would be helpful :) thanks!!

This is so unorganized but I’m publishing because it’s probably helpful and I do not want to lose it because I put a lot of work into it. 

I can only help with Larry, so if you want a different point of view I don’t think I can help, soz. I know some Larry blogs follow non-Larries for a different perspective, but I am too petty to do that lol.

Okay, I’m going to start off with fic recs, because that is by far the easiest for me. I’ll link to the authors tumblr account too, even if don’t follow them. I figure you see if they are someone you want to follow:

The Dead of July by Whimsicule aka an amazing winter soldier AU where Louis is Bucky and Harry is Cap! I haven’t read anything else by them, but based on this fic she’s really amazing.

A Promise Lives Within You Now by sarcasticfluentry is a Middle Earth AU that I adored when I read it. I love this author, so I also suggest going through her page, too!(I recommend YAtB which is a great Harry Potter AU.)

And Then A Bit by Infinitelymint. It’s an amazing non-AU AU canon complaint type fic with the mother of all publicity stunts. Also, another one of my favorite fic writers so I recommend all of her fics, too. 

Landslide is a very interesting fic that is defintely on the more unique side of plot lines. It’s a 70s AU where Harry is a FBI agent sent to investigate a “cult.” 

Anything by LoadedGunn although I will say half of her fics have daddy kink if that’s not your cup of tea lol. Her tumblr.

Escapade by dolce-piccante. I just - it’s just really amazing. Also, read RNTM by her because it’s really good from what I hear, but it’s a WIP and I don’t read those (no matter how much larryappreciation tries to force it down my throat lmao).

Basically the go to blogs for fic recs: intenselouis and modestmgmntofficials. I think theboyfriendstagram could go on that list, but she does more of like a search for fics. Like if people need help finding a fic, she always tries to help. Honestly, they’re all like fic encyclopedias. 

Almost every organized blog out there has a tag for fic, so that’s also helpful.

As for timelines: 

bulletproofhalo does amazing timelines and has very organized tags

I… I honestly thought I had more blogs that had good timelines. Since I don’t, I can recommend blogs that have extensive tagging systems. Lapelosa, bulletproofhalo, bromanceshomance, worshippedlove. Probably more but I can only remember them atm.

Okay more blog recs (some might be mentioned twice. I’m not the most organized and I’m just going through my follow list lol): 

These girls iworkedinabakery, larendipity, and wellingtoncursewhy are my “squad.” We’re in a group chat for iMessage that basically consists of us crying over H&L headcanons, a lot of loving arguments, and a bunch of fic recs and talking about blogs we don’t like lol.

blogs that fanart: datjonah (I think baby gate had her taking a step back though) prettytruthsandlies cyrilliart stillatraceofinnocence (which is prettytruthsandlies nsfw blog) pass-the-pencil akisdoodles … and larry-newbie and yourssincerelylarry do manips

blogs that fan fic: loaded-gunn isthatyoularry infinitelymint 100percentsassy fuzzypurplestuff mizzwilde supernope worshippedlove zarah5undercover (who is, unfortunately, finally leaving her blog :(((() 

blogs that are very heavy on discussion: areyougoodwithyourhands lapelosa vansandburberry diggingandfluff genuinelybelieve tellmethisisnotlove worshippedlove jaw-drops scrufflecake bulletproofhalo bromanceshmomance verily-i-say gossip-candy (who does all the charity stuff which is really effing awesome) lornasaurusrex harrybirthdaytoya sundy srslycris and thisiskatsblog (some of these blogs have very busy personal lives so they don’t post a whole bunch, but they’re helpful)

blogs that are very helpful when you just woke up and don’t know what the fuck is going on: larryappreciation anchoredlou vansandburberry ohthefond stylesforstiles

Now some blogs that I just really like: evancl twerk-it-larry harrybirthdaytoya scrufflecake fuzzypurplestuff laynefaire usa-nglophile nofuckyeahzarry larryappreciation youknowtheendgame cyclonelouis haveyouquitefinishedlouis uptownlarries a-compass-for-his-ship areyougoodwithyourhands jaw-drops …. Everyone I follow. I just listed some of the first people I saw on my dash. I wouldn’t follow people if I didn’t like them.

If you have a twitter, the only account (besides the boys) that I feel is of the utmost importance to follow is LaundryDay1D. They only update when major shit happens. I’ve only gotten a few notifications from them, and it’s handy if you don’t have a phone tree.

These two girls dimplesonfire and allegedlymags run the twitter account Whathappen1d which is an update account that mocks update accounts and it’s awesome. 

takemehomefromnarnia is a nice blog that is basically about showing support for the LGBT+ community in the 1D fandom. They post a lot of history and cool facts about the community and head Rainbow Direction. They have a twitter account too.

I’m just going to stop here. Lmao this definitely got out of hand but there you go lol. I know I still forgot stuff lol.

I ALMOST FORGOT THE MOST IMPORTANT LINK:  The Harry & Louis Treatise will truly make you want to scream with how obvious they were in the beginning. It’s basically one giant HL timeline.

Based on that headcanon of Kuroko in a chiffon halter top

So it looks like I did the thing I said I wouldn’t do: write KnB fic. Based on this headcanon. And because I apparently cannot write even a self-indulgent bit of fun like this without giving it a plot, it comes in two parts. Starring Kagami, Kise, and a tentative friendship, Kise’s sisters, a fashion designer who knows what’s up, and, of course, Kuroko, who really has no idea that he’s giving everyone heart palpitations. Oh, and since it never hurts to be extra-clear on tumblr, feedback is most welcome.

Title: Close Distance Focusing
Characters/Pairings:
budding KagaKuro-ness, Kise, Kise’s older sister #1
Rating: PG
Parts: 1 of 2

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