Characters owned/inspired by the @markiplier and @therealjacksepticeye communities. Art done on A4 card using promarkers and pigment liner pens. Thanks to @marksandrec for the inspiration of Antistache, @salmonandsoup for script improvements, and all those who supported the comic from start to finish.
The final issue of Silk came out today and it’s bitter sweet. I’m very proud of what we’ve done and in the back of today’s issue there are some very sweet words by Tana and Robbie that sum up the emotions running through us once we found out Cindy’s solo adventure was ending.
This is the first book I’ve been on that has been cancelled but I’m lucky that I was able to see it from start to finish. To all the fans who supported us from the beginning, the middle, and the end, thank you! Leaving you with some last words I lifted from Star Trek TNG’s final episode… ‘See you. Out there.’
“You should wait in the car,” Sophia said while checking her face in the little mirror of her visor.
“I need some stuff, too. I’ll come with ya,” Harry said while he watched Sophia trying to get her hair under control and furiously dabbing her thumbs under her eyes to get rid of mascara smudges.
They’d worked out together that morning and Sophia had been sweating like a pig trying to keep up with Harry and the result was that ten minutes in her makeup had started running down her face and her hair had tried to free itself from the headband and bun she’d tried to contain it with.
Sophia hated working out and the only reason she’d agreed to go with Harry when he sprung the idea on her was because he promised later in the day he would hold her hand while she would be waiting for two fine lines to appear that could change her life forever. Had she known it would be this exhausting, she wouldn’t have agreed. Or at least taken off her makeup beforehand.
The “two-week-wait”, as her gynaecologist Dr. Ferraro had called the time frame it can take the uterus to accept the fertilised eggs, was over and she couldn’t wait one day longer to find out if the procedure had been successful. The second she woke up that day, she felt tense and nervous and all kinds of nauseous. At first, she blamed it on the prospect of having to take a pregnancy test, knowing the result could flip her world upside down or break her heart on the spot. Then, she realised she had been feeling nauseous for a couple of days but she didn’t dare hope that the need to vomit she’d been feeling was actual, pregnancy-related morning sickness.
Now, sitting in Harry’s car outside a drugstore after their workout, the nausea came back full force. She looked at herself closely in the mirror, her slightly damp hair was falling over her shoulder in thick, dark waves. She ruffled it once more and put on some chapstick. It wouldn’t get any better than what she saw right now without a shower and she regretted not having showered at the gym like Harry had. She sighed deeply. At least her face didn’t resemble that of a panda any longer.
“You really don’t wanna have people sneak pics of you buying a pregnancy test, do you?” she asked him, pushing the visor up and out of her face and turning her head to look at him.
“What?” she asked Harry as she noticed he’d been looking at her already. She reached her hand up immediately to comb through her hair again, self-conscious under his gaze.
“Nothing,” he said accompanied by an awkward cough. He really was peculiar sometimes, Sophia thought.
“Just tell me what you need and I’ll get it for you.”
“Are you sure you wanna go alone? Maybe no one will notice.”
“Come on, you know that if we go in there together at least one sneaky pic will end up on the internet. And it only takes one person taking a closer look into my basket and they will twist it and make it seem like you’re making your hook-up buy her own pregnancy test or something else equally as dumb.”
Harry chewed on the inside of his cheek as he listened to her. He hated that she was right. All he wanted was to be a good friend and go in there, buy a pregnancy test or three and support her like he promised, from start to finish. But, like she said, chances were high someone might spot him and if they saw what the two of them were going to buy, they’ll spin this into something it’s absolutely not.
They’d been there before. Ever since Harry and Sophia had become friends, there’d also been rumours about them dating. Harry could, according to the media, not be in close proximity to women without them tripping over themselves to get into his pants and vice versa. Every now and then a fame-hungry journalist would turn any of their coffee runs into a romantic date and up until now it was easy to ignore these rumours.
However, now that there was maybe, hopefully, a baby on the way, Harry felt more protective of Sophia than ever. It was a subtle change at first, that he noticed about himself. He’d check twice if she was buckled in properly when she rode in his car with him. When they crossed the street, he’d caught himself holding his arm out in front of her body until he was sure walking on was safe. The other day he even insisted on carrying her groceries upstairs for her. He hoped she hadn’t picked up on it because, frankly, they didn’t even know if she was pregnant yet and also Harry had no clue why suddenly he felt the need to take care of her. Then again, wanting to take care of your friend is not a bad thing so he decided not to think about it too much.
“So, what do you need?” Sophia asked again.
“Uh, it’s fine. I can get it tomorrow,” he mumbled.
“Oh Harry please what is it?” Sophia groaned in exhaustion. He could be so difficult sometimes.
“It’s nothing. It’s not important, forget it. Go and get your pregnancy test,” he said and pushed a button that unlocked the car’s doors.
“What is so embarrassing that you cannot tell me?” She teased and laughed at him, his cheeks colouring slightly. “Come on, just tell me! Don’t be a baby.”
“I said it’s fine and now please leave my car or I will flick your forehead,” he grumbled.
“It’s condoms, right? You ran out of condoms?” she teased him further and the pink flush adorning his cheeks was answer enough.
Harry refused to acknowledge her and Sophia rolled her eyes but did as she was told. Inside the drug store she came to think that it was odd that the pregnancy tests were in the same aisle as the condoms. If you were in need of getting a pregnancy test you definitely should have thought of the condoms sooner.
Because she was a little shit and getting Harry flustered was a beloved pastime activity of hers, she grabbed a pack of Trojan Magnum condoms for him. At the checkout, the cashier looked at her and Sophia knew the girl was thinking the same as she’d been minutes before.
‘Too late to be thinking of condoms, innit?’
Of course the cashier couldn’t have known that Sophia’s situation was different so she just shrugged and bagged her stuff after paying and jogged back to Harry’s car. She got in and put her bag on her lap, reaching her hand inside.
“I got four different kinds, just to be sure,” she explained. “And I got these for you.”
She grabbed the condoms and dropped the box into his lap, giggling to herself. Harry’s eyes were wide as they flickered between her and the XL-sized condoms in his lap.
“What is it? Did I get the wrong kind? Do you prefer flavoured or ribbed ones? You know, for her pleasure,” she teased and her giggle had now turned into a dirty cackle.
“You’re a pest, you know that right?” he asked rhetorically and threw the box of condoms behind him onto the backseat. “But at least you got the right size,” he added with a smirk.
Now it was Sophia’s turn to blush.
She and Harry had never been that kind of friends. Of course Sophia wasn’t blind, though. He was gorgeous and fit as fuck and also seriously packing. She’d known since he was Miley Cyrus for that one Halloween party years ago. Drunk Sophia had ogled him all night in his tight and tiny orange briefs that left nothing to the imagination, and dreamt of a world where he wasn’t one of her best friends and she could just go for it, even if it was just to scratch an itch.
“Please, the whole world knows you’re packing. It’s hardly a secret,” she said but kept her eyes forward. She knew if she looked at him now he’d have one of those crooked smiles on his face that ever so often made her knees go a tiny bit weak.
“Good to know that you know, too,” he said and started the engine.
Sophia rolled her eyes again and willed the blush in her cheeks to disappear.
An hour later, after Sophia had showered and changed clothes, Harry and her were both sat on the sofa with the four different brands of pregnancy tests on the coffee table in front of them. Harry watched Sophia closely, her eyes wandering over each box several times. He could see that she was nervous and he wanted to offer some comfort but he felt his own hands shaking with nerves and had no idea what to say.
“I’m scared,” Sophia finally said and it was Harry’s cue to wrap his arm around her shoulders.
“No matter how this goes… we’ll find a way to deal with it. I’m here, okay? All the way,” he spoke softly and pulled her closer.
“Alright then. I’ll start with this one,” she said and grabbed the test on the far right of the table.
“Good luck?” Harry offered, his face contorting into a grimace that was actually kind of cute but Sophia didn’t have time to think about it.
She locked herself in the bathroom, pulled her joggers and knickers down and sat down on the toilet. With shaky fingers she pulled the test out of the box it came in and placed it on the counter next to her. Of course she knew how a pregnancy test worked but just to be sure, she read over the instructions once. And then a second time and a third. Just in case.
She was just about to hold the stick to where she needed to pee on it, when she heard a shuffling outside the bathroom door.
“Harry?” she shrieked.
“Y-yeah? How’s it going?” he asked through the wooden door.
“How’s it going?” Sophia shrieked even louder. “Get away from the door, you creep!”
“‘M not a creep,” he argued and she could tell he had rolled his eyes. “Just checkin’ up on you.”
Hadn’t it been a super weird situation with her sitting on the toilet about to pee on a stick that would determine her whole future, his concern for her could have almost counted as sweet. Almost.
“I can’t pee with you standing right outside. Go away!”
“Come on just do it!”
“Harry… GO AWAY!”
“Just pee! JUST PEE ON THAT FUCKING STICK!”
“ALRIGHT SHUT UP!”
When she was sure he was finally keeping his mouth shut, she placed the test back between her legs and closed her eyes, attempting to just pee.
“I just zipped my mouth with an invisible key and threw it over my shoulder,” Harry spoke again suddenly. “I realised you couldn’t see so-”
“HARRY SHUT UP AND COVER YOUR EARS PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!”
“Mouth zipped and ears covered. Now pee,” he said and Sophia waited a minute or so to be sure he actually kept quiet.
When she was done, she took a bit of toilet paper to clean herself up and then some more to put the test on top of on the counter. She quickly washed her hands, got rid of the joggers around her ankles and pulled up her knickers before she rushed to open the door. As he’d promised, Harry stood there with his mouth closed and his large hands covering his ears. He even, unnecessarily, had his eyes closed and Sophia smiled at the dork in front of her.
“Harry,” she called and his eyes flew open.
“Are you d-”, he stopped mid question when he noticed she wasn’t wearing trousers. He really didn’t want to look at her legs as long as he did but he couldn’t tear his eyes away.
Harry had always thought she was beautiful. When he’d first met her she was a pretty girl who he thought was far too cool to be friends with him. Over the years she’d grown up to be a gorgeous woman, a good portion of her body covered in ink, and more intriguing to him than she probably should have been. He’d only ever caught glimpses of the tattoos on her legs when she’d worn shorts, or on a rare occasion even a dress, but now he got the full view and, well, her legs were a sight to behold as were the few tattoos that covered parts of her skin. He’d never tell her how beautiful he really thought she was because they were friends and he was afraid she’d take it the wrong way. It would remain a secret only for him to know.
“Can you get the other ones for me, please?” she pulled him from his thoughts.
“Yeah.. sure,” he mumbled and hurried down the hallway and into the living room.
Seconds later he came back with the three remaining tests and Sophia took them from his hands. When she looked up, he smiled softly at her.
“It’s gonna be okay,” he said and pinched her cheek softly.
Sophia took a shuddering breath and locked herself in the bathroom again.
“Remember, love, just pee,” Harry said and without needing to remind him, she knew he’d covered his ears, shut his mouth and closed his eyes.
// Did It Work?
“The two minutes are well over now, Soph, you sure you don’t wanna have a look?”
Sophia shook her head no, pacing her living room frantically. It had been half an hour at least since she’d done all four tests.
“I can’t. Not yet.”
“Okay, then we’ll wait,” Harry suggested and leaned back on the sofa, his eyes not leaving Sophia’s face. He was dying to find out if her biggest wish would come true but it wasn’t his place to push her.
Suddenly, she stopped pacing. “I’m gonna get the gun out. Take off your shirt.”
“What?” Harry asked through a laugh.
“I need to calm down or else I’m going crazy. We could do the little guitar you wanted or something else… I don’t care. Just… please let me doodle on you,” she made puppy eyes at him and hoped he was weak enough to give in.
“Alright, go get your gun,” Harry agreed, just like that.
“Really?” Sophia asked while already grabbing her kit from the sideboard.
“Yeah, let’s do the little guitar,” Harry clarified before he took off his shirt.
It wasn’t the first time Harry let Sophia tattoo him when she was nervous or in need of a distraction. Tattooing always calmed her down and took her mind off things. She was never as focused as when she did what she did best. It was like she was an entirely different person when she held her tattoo gun in her hand. Harry didn’t mind offering his body as her personal doodle pad. He’d lost count of how many tiny, often silly, tattoos Sophia had given him over the years, apart from the numerous bigger ones, but he didn’t regret a single one of them.
“Where do you want it?” Sophia asked while putting on a pair of black rubber gloves.
“Dunno,” Harry shrugged and inspected his arm. He turned it slowly before he spoke. “The wrist’s crowded already so maybe the shoulder? What do you think?”
“I think I found a spot,” she said and stepped closer, sanitizer in hand and a pen held between her full lips.
Harry swallowed. He’d always found it kind of hot to watch her work but again, he kept that thought to himself. She sprayed the liquid onto a spot at the back of Harry’s shoulder and wiped it off after a few seconds. She tossed the paper towel in the bin and gave Harry instructions on how to sit and hold his arm. Then, she kneeled next to him on the couch, took the cap off the pen and put it back between her lips. Harry watched her every move, fascinated by how focused her gaze was. When he felt the tip of the pen glide across his skin, a shiver ran up and down his spine. He loved getting a new tattoo and everything that came with it. He especially liked getting tattooed by Sophia. It was an intimate affair, letting someone mark your skin in an (almost) irrevocable way, and having a friend do it made it even more special.
“Okay have a look in the mirror and tell me if you like it and if the placement’s okay,” Sophia said after a minute and Harry got up to check out the sketch on his skin in the mirror in the hallway.
Sure, the tiny guitar she’d just drawn on him wasn’t one of the more difficult designs she’d drawn on or for him but it still stunned him how she could conjure up almost any image and transform it into art he’d carry with him for the rest of his life. Of course, he loved this little one just as much as all the other little ones. All the small doodles she’d done on Harry had been done free-hand. It was kind of their thing.
“Alright, Willis, let’s go,” Harry said and sat back down on the sofa. Sophia made him turn his upper body a little so that she had full access to the designated spot and then pushed the pedal of the tattoo machine down slowly, the gun buzzing in her hand.
Sophia took a deep breath and got to work. About five minutes later, she was done and sent Harry to check out the result in the hallway mirror. Unsurprisingly, he loved it. He smiled as he inspected it and then his eyes fell on Sophia who had come to stand behind him.
Their eyes met in the mirror. “I think I’m ready to find out,” she said, her voice steady.
Harry thought it was incredible how tattooing never failed to calm her down and brought her focus back. For him it was similar with making music so he kind of understood but it still fascinated him to see that same kind of passion in her.
He lead the way to the bathroom, still shirtless. The tests all sat on the counter, neatly placed side by side. Sophia had followed on his heels, basically hiding behind his tall frame.
“Can you look and tell me?” she asked, her voice small.
Harry looked at her over his shoulder. Her wide eyes and nervous expression made him want to reach out his hand and caress her face but he just nodded instead. When he turned back around, he felt Sophia wrap her arms around his middle and then she pressed her cheek to the spot between his shoulder blades. Besides hugging each other as a greeting or leaning on each other when they were tipsy, their interactions usually weren’t as physical but it was an unusual situation they found themselves in and Harry didn’t mind her touch at all. They were sharing a secret - Sophia still hadn’t told anyone else about her plans - and it was something they’d bonded over even more over the last two weeks. He smiled to himself before he looked down.
There, lying side by side, were four positive pregnancy tests.
“Did it work?” Sophia asked from behind him.
Harry exhaled. “You’re gonna have a baby.”
Within seconds, he felt Sophia’s hot tears against the skin of his back and then a sob wracked her body. He spun around and pulled her close to his chest, one arm holding her body steady against his and the hand of the other arm cradling her head.
“I’m g-gonna… I- I’m gonna be a- a mum,” she sobbed.
Harry let his own tears fall. If he had a reaction this strong, he couldn’t even begin to imagine how Sophia must have felt in that moment.
“You’re gonna be a mum,” he confirmed and when Sophia heard him sniffle, she looked up.
“You’re crying,” she said, her eyes glistening and full of wonder.
“So are you,” Harry said and wiped away a few of Sophia’s tears. “I’m really happy for you, Soph.”
“Thank you,” she whispered. “And I’m sorry I got snot on you.”
They both giggled and Sophia wiped away the moisture she’d left behind on Harry’s chest. He couldn’t have cared less.
Summary: As if being dragged into a sex shop by Shinoa wasn’t bad enough, now Yuu also has to deal with the store’s uncomfortably attractive attendant.
This is biased because Anna is one of my closest friends in the fandom, BUT SHE IS SO DAMN TALENTED. You will laugh, you will blush, you will be mindblown by the complexity in these character’s thoughts, it’s honestly a wild ride and I can’t wait to see the grand finale of it all that is coming to us soon. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s a must.
Summary:“So, to sum it up, you’re like Superman without the spandex… And without the laser eyes, X-Ray vision, and ice breath. Also, you kill vampires and Horsemen instead of dealing with—“
“Basically, I’m not like Superman at all.”
Yuu is a university student that tends to live for the moment. Mika is a cynical superhero that’s more super than a hero. Fate is a bit aggressive with intertwining their lives.
THIS FIC IS BRILLIANT. If you have not read it yet, I swear go do it! It’s funny, it’s exciting, it flows and it’s just a lovely, enjoyable read. Oxy is a sweetheart as well and she’s got some incredible ideas in that head of hers, lemme tell you! Go check it out!!! You won’t regret it :D
Summary: Mikaela had been the captain of the Seraph for over seven years, yet he’d never come across another ship carrying such riches. The prospect of boarding the Opal and stealing all she had made a rare smile play on his lips.
If he did this well, he would finally make a name for himself. The Opal might just be what he’d always wanted- a chance to prove how fearsome he could be.
Mikaela Shindo will be a name to revere among all pirates to sail the seven seas.
THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES. Hanna and Sarah are some of the most talented people I know, and together, they are unstoppable and unrelenting!! From the descriptives to the dialogue to the intriguing plot, this story makes pirates sexy, let me tell you. LOL, seriously you will not regret it… if you want a good time, I invite you to read this masterpiece right here!
Summary: A stubborn, annoying, and repulsive human is captured by the Vampire forces, and to his dismay, Mika is assigned as his handler.
(The AU where human Yuu-chan and vampire Mika meet for the first time as captive and keeper)
I remember when Lily first talked about her fic in our Skype chat room and how when I read it, I was stunned! I didn’t realize how amazing it was, how well put-together, how structured. It’s enticing and exciting and full of vivid descriptives and intense, heart-pounding scenes. Another must-read, if you ask me, and I also cannot wait to see how it ends.
Summary: In a world ruled by beta neutrality, alphas and omegas are controlled by suppressants which modify their natural inclinations. Under constant surveillance, unproductive members of society are removed in the name of efficiency. Yuichiro Hyakuya is deemed infertile by the Board and is sentenced to certain death. In an act of defiance Yuichiro steals enough suppressants to hide his scent and joins the military under the guise of a beta.
It would be his luck to find himself under the command of his assigned mate, Mikaela Shindo.
Hanna is not only a friend of mine, but she is sO DAMN TALENTED! I recommend all of her fics, so please check out her page while you’re at it, but she is well known for her big multi chapter fic, Scented. This story takes the concept of omegaverse and gives it almost a Mulan-like feel to it, with Yuu being in disguise and all. It’s really fantastic and another thrilling story I highly suggest!
Summary: After Nagoya’s failed mission, an unsteady truce is formed between Shinoa’s squad and Mikaela Hyakuya, making Yuu feel conflicted inside. On one hand, he’s got Mika back, his friends are alive, and they seem to be trying to be civil with each other, even if it’s just for his sake. On the other hand, Guren is being held captive by the vampires, Shinya has just given them a mission Yuu doesn’t like, and Mika… Yuu doesn’t really know what Mika is feeling.
Maybe not even Mikaela knows what he’s truly feeling, after all.
You will commonly see the fandom preach that if all goes wrong, Afire love is our accepted canon. This fic immerses itself into the canon universe of Owari no Seraph and gives us an epic climax and end to the series that it probably one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever read. I also agree that if the manga plummets to total disaster, Afire love is what I will think of for a happy ending.
Summary: Yuichiro needs a partner to help him with vampire hunting. His only option is to seek out somebody in the slave auctions. He comes upon a discounted slave, as beautiful as he is unwanted, and Yuu claims him for himself. Little did he know, this slave would change everything he ever knew about him himself, and in the process Yuu discovers he cannot live without this man, now that he has him in his life.
This story is fantastic! It’s got an interesting plot that’s brilliantly written, a romance beautifully described and a story that interests the reader endlessly. I can picture this fic animated like it was its own anime show. It’s really, really good and I suggest it! I can’t wait for another update! I also suggest the author in general, they have some really good stuff.
Summary: Yuuichirou is a young werewolf who finds himself awake one evening in a human orphanage.
To avoid being executed, he desperately tries to conceal his true identity from the “monstrous” humans who- along with the vampires, have been responsible for his kind’s slow decline into extinction. But over time, he comes to know one particular human boy who will help him learn to embrace his humanity, not resent it. Together they will overcome countless fated tragedies with the sheer power of will and love alone. Each event will bring him closer to the answer he has been seeking for almost a lifetime.
Just who really are the true monsters in this world?
A truly underrated story!! Nathalie is an incredible writer and artist and she combines those skills to bring you this lovely story that doesn’t get enough attention- ESPECIALLY since it’s her first fic. You would never guess; she writes like a pro. This story takes you all over, from the eyes of so many of our beloved characters to shape the story and relationships in the best possible way. You can really feel everything she describes and it really stimulates the senses. Check it out if you haven’t, it’s a journey and I’m eager to see where it goes.
Summary:Water… Earth… Fire… Air… In eras bygone, four nations coexisted in harmony. However, a series of tragedies began to befall the world, And none was left unscathed. The equilibrium of power has been tilted to a great imbalance, Its people fallen to temptation. The end is fast approaching, and all souls are fated to meet oblivion. Rumors whisper of the Avatar, the master of all four elements, holding the key to mankind’s only hope of salvation. Families pray under his guiding light, Enemies vow to divide and conquer. But the glimmer of hope is sometimes found in the darkest of places, somewhere people would least expect.
As someone who is only just now watching Avatar for the first time, I had no idea what to expect. I’m still not 100% caught up, but this is a goddamn masterpiece and I can tell that from the first 3 chapters that I’ve read. This is an amazing project put together by some of the most talented authors and writers in the fandom that are all lovely, passionate friends of mine. They deserve all the love in the world. If you haven’t read it yet- especially if you don’t know anything about Avatar- READ IT ANYWAYS. You don’t need to understand Avatar or the original series at all to enjoy this fic. It’s magnificent; please check it out!
And, a little shameless advertising for my own stories, for those who are curious ;o
Summary: While being forcefully dragged to KFC by Lacus- a man who had a black pit of a stomach- Mika had a once-in-a-lifetime, Snapchat-worthy experience. The guy in the left lane had no shame. He was unintimidated by a stranger with a phone and he continued to sing the song Unwritten confidently. Lacus found the experience hysterical
…. Little did they know they would run into each other again hardly an hour later- Yuu was in desperate need of a haircut, according to Shinoa.
He was dropped off at Sanguinem Salon, and was a little mortified to find out that the hot guy he just sang horribly to was Mika, the one holding hair-trimming scissors behind the chair.
This fic was a blast to work on and an absolute time, from start to finish. A huge thank you to all the support and love I’ve gotten for it over the months I wrote it. I treasure every comment!
Summary: An arrogant young prince named Mikaela and his castle’s servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village boy Yuuichirou enters the Beast’s castle after he imprisons Yuuichirou’s father, Guren. With the help of his enchanted servants, Yuuichirou begins to draw the cold-hearted Mikaela out of his isolation.
I’m so proud of story! Sarah is my dear cowriter and friend, I’m always honored to collaborate with her and I’m so ecstatic over the love this fic has gotten. Thank you all for the love and we hope you enjoy our future projects!
Summary: Yuuichirou is a Siren who cannot sing, and so he is taken captive by the Hiiragi Cirque Ave. Freakshow. He is expected to perform and earn the show money under the instruction of ringmaster Kureto Hiiragi. Naturally, Yuuichirou is opposed to his new life, but he slowly gets to know his new family and accept his situation.
Meanwhile, the ignored Nosferatu Mikaela finds himself incredibly attracted to the new Siren, and Yuuichirou can’t help but to be curious about the ghostly vampire himself.
This story was so much fun to write. Destiny and I became great friends and made many memories. The sheer amount of fanart we got was OUTSTANDING and we couldn’t be more grateful for the love. Thank you to everyone who read and enjoyed this story!
Thank you for asking! Feel free to reblog and share this list around. Everything on here is something I really enjoyed reading and think everyone should experience. As for my own fics, I shared the ones I’m most proud of (excluding my current ongoing works) and I hope you can enjoy them as well!
Originally planned to continue this bulk until the end of the month, but surprise flu-like symptoms put me out of commissions for a few days. Since it’ll take me a while to get back into the groove, I figured this probably a good time to call it for now.
It’s bittersweet, but I honestly cannot consider the past four months anything but an absolute success. Normally I get so physically and emotionally exhausted by month 2 or 3 that I stop making progress. I get sick of eating, sick of the gym, and just generally unmotivated.
This time, progress was incredibly steady from start to finish. I had such great support from around the ‘net, and was just generally feeling very good about myself, my motivation levels were through the roof. I could probably keep going for months, but it’s time for a break. With over 70 pounds gained, my body (especially my feet) needs some time to adjust and get used to being heavy again.
The next 2-3 months will be a bit quiet. I will do my best to maintain my weight, though I expect to lose 10-20 pounds because that’s just how things go. When late May/early June rolls around, I will start back up, with an eye on 300 and beyond. Looking forward to it!
Summary: due to unfortunate timing and some out of context eavesdropping, roommates Seokjin and Y/N have been forced into a constant push and pull of thinking they’ve both been put in the friend zone by the other. So while Y/N takes out her obvious feelings of sexual and emotional frustration by searching for something to keep her busy, Seokjin instead festers in his own pettiness with an extra side of bitter while they both continue to be the close friends they are. But apparently Y/N finding her distraction in Kim Namjoon was the final straw and every word lost in translation suddenly begins to make sense.
Genre: roomate!au, smut, angst, sarcasm, seokjin at the height of his passive aggressiveness.
Word count: 9+k
a/n: this took me like 5+ months to write after I basically forgot about it, but here it is, my first ever completed smut. are you allowed to dedicate this to people? because if so, can I dedicate it to @tayegi who I feel like is the majority of kpop smut writers inspiration and guide in this crazy world.
“You’re both fucking ridiculous.”
Your neck ached with the momentum it carried as it snapped up in the direction of the overly bitter statement, eyes wide and lips parting in disbelief. Your usually well tempered and calm to a fault roommate Seokjin had just said quite possibly the most aggressive thing you had ever heard pass through those pillow-like lips.
Your mind spun as you blinked, completely taken off guard. “I’m sorry, what?”
♡ Happy to announce all copies have been sold out!!
This zine project started back in February and, while a bit delayed, I can’t believe it’s coming to a close! Despite the obstacles and the mistakes made, I hope everyone can enjoy this compilation all artists involved and me had the pleasure of putting together! ♥
I first wanna thank to all the artists that gave their best on their pieces! They’re talented, supporting and kind, and I hope that their love for YoI can reach you through the pages of the book! This project wouldn’t been nothing without them, they’re the core of it ♥ Go show them some online love if you’d still haven’t! (Check the credits in your copy or this link!)
Secondly I wanna thank @katsukifatale for taking care of all the packing and shipping, truthfully the worst phase of the whole project;; Without their help, this wouldn’t have been able to happen, so all the kudos, hugs and love to them as well! ♥
Next I wanna thank everyone who supported this project from start to finish, be it by applying to be part of it, purchasing the copy or just simply encouraging us with your kind words! Thanks also to everyone who gave me advice, tips and links to any resource I needed through the whole ordeal to make the zine happen!
I can’t really thank you all enough for your patience and understanding!! I would have loved this project to end on a more smooth note, but believe me when I said I learned a ton of stuff and will avoid making the same mistakes in the future!
So now, what’s left for this project??
First, we’ll send out these last copies on Friday September 22th, hoping, as always, they’ll arrive safe and soundly!
Sadly, there won’t be a PDF available BUT: artists will soon be able to post their pieces online and do anything they want with them. So you’ll be able to see them soon, and if you want to support them directly, go purchase their pieces if they ever offer them as prints or any other product! ♥
If you receive a copy in bad condition, please contact us before October 1st, so we can offer compensation before the artist’s Pay Day! If you receive your copy after that date, we won’t be able to offer it (since it’s out of our control that the postal service and customs take more time than estimated for delivery).
I think that’d be all! I can only thank you all again, and… see you next project? ;)
Zombino ———————————————— ‘the two of them got along so well together in death and together in undeath they would never leave each other
that is why they will never meet again’ ———————————————— Can Be Found In: Extreme Force (EXFO-JP001)
Normal Monsters probably are the most basic example of power creep in the whole game. Right from the debut of the franchise, players would go for those with low Levels yet high stats to lead the board with brute force. At first the best choices in the TCG were creatures with 1700 ATK and the very scarce cards above that stat without going beyond Level 4, but as the game obtained more cards the ATK quota raised as well. Nowadays, almost every Type offers atleast one Level 4 with 2000 ATK with few to no drawbacks, and even though Normal Monsters won’t outmatch “Blue-Eyes White Dragon” as the strongest of their kind, the fact that they can combine their high offense with an array of supporting cards makes them powerful yet versatile.
“Zombino” is one of the few Normal Monsters available that surpasses every other of his kind with an inmense offense role. Although lacking DEF, the 2000 ATK of “Zombino” clearly makes him a powerhouse right from early game that very few can’t outmatch unless the opponent prepares their best summons. But that’s not all, as by combining the support arround Normal Monsters along his position as a Zombie makes him a very tough creature to completely get rid of. From being on the field with ease from our very first turn to the constant revivals of his Type, “Zombino” might be effectless but has the upper hand to keep pressure under any situation.
“Zombino” easily becomes one of the most supported monsters in the whole game thanks to the treatment of both Normal Monsters and Zombies. Right from the first turn, “Zombino” becomes easily available by “Unexpected Dai” and “Rescue Rabbit” summoning him straight from our Deck as soon they are played. Due the nature of Zombie monsters “Zombino” can take a different route and be sent directly to the Graveyard for later use, easily done by cards like “Painful Decision” (Letting us obtain a copy of him in our hand in the process) or “Samurai Skull” among many others. Being in the Graveyard is the greatest position for a monster like “Zombino”, as with the support from “Swing of Memories” and “Birthright” as well Zombie tools like “Zombie Master” and “Book of Life” he will be constantly revived turn after turn. Some of these options are more restrictive but nonetheless effective, like “Masked Chameleon” using “Zombino” as material after reviving him, or his counterpart “Zombina” after she’s taken down by an opponent’s destructive source.
“Zombino” works as good as any Normal Monster, except by the fact of being one of the few Level 4 of his kind with the highest ATK. As a Normal Monster, “Zombino” can work together with the small group of 2000 ATK Normal Monsters such as “Megalosmasher X” or “Gene-Warped Warwolf” to keep a powerful offense while restricting the opponent’s options by cards like “Heat Wave” and “Skill Drain”. However, as stated before “Zombino” can easily take advantage of Zombie resources to become a highly supported monster from start to finish. If we focus arround his Type we can add “Solidarity” to our options, turning “Zombino” into a 2800 ATK threat that will constantly come back to the field by one of many methods. Obviously as a Normal Monster “Zombino” works perfectly as material if needed, going from “Advanced Ritual Art” using him for a Ritual Summon from inside our Deck to be revived each turn for all sorts of Extra Deck summons. And even if “Zombino” isn’t perpetually revived from the Graveyard still remains a valuable material from that position, as thanks to “Dragon’s Mirror” we can banish him to summon either “First of the Dragons” or “Dragonecro Nethersoul Dragon” by little to no effort.
While not that different to many other Normal Monsters, “Zombino” has two important factors that makes him considerably stand out over others. Obviously there’s his 2000 ATK, which along the other few Normal Monsters with that ATK they can work together in a mix of beatdown and Anti-Meta strategy. However, as a Zombie as well “Zombino” easily becomes one of the most supported monsters in the whole game, starting with effects summoning or milling him from our Deck to be easily revived and recycled from our Graveyard almost every turn. Obviously “Zombino” is a monster very dependant of his options to remain effective to compensate the lack of effects, but with his high ATK and the many cheap tools arround him makes “Zombino” one of the most accessible and adaptable monsters no matter if is to keep the offense or to work as material for one of many setups.
Personal Rating: A
+ One of the few Level 4 Normal Monsters with 2000 ATK + Greatly supported by both Normal Monsters and Zombie options + Very flexible on his purposes during Duels
- Will rely on other cards and effects most of the time
I’ve been thinking about Kuro and some “critical” opinions I have. I know at least 4 other people who feel this way, but never really put it into words myself. I’m not going to put this in the main tag so if anyone scrolling past is interested, my thoughts are below the cut.
It’s nothing really negative about content, just some issues I have with how the content’s executed. And why Yana’s tweets don’t quite balance everything:
UUUUGH Sorry guys. Flagging inspiration is a demon.
But Hey I’m back right? I’m afraid my gung-ho for this fic is slowly dying out and really it’s mostly me being stubborn and wanting to finish the project I started that’s keeping me going. Any support will be fabulous but I don’t blame if y’all abandon ship at my turnout rate in the future.(low turtle is slooooow)
Summary: Not much is known about Sans the Skeleton. He owns a bar
in Snowdin. He has a younger brother Named Papyrus. And recently
something’s been raiding his trash for food. Reversing the Roles of the
Baby Blaster AU originally created by @spacegate
Part 7 of (?)
Notice: this Piece is mostly self-edited and may contain typos,
grammar errors and run on sentences. if you spot a mistake, please