sunset & vine

Just some fic recs...

I’ve read a lot of really good fic this year and I just thought the best of the best deserved some recognition.  I tried to weed out the super popular fics, but some still show up because I love them that much.  Also, the ships are numerous and varied.

Running on Air–eleventy7; Drarry
Draco Malfoy has been missing for three years. Harry is assigned the cold case and finds himself slowly falling in love with the memories he collects.
*I would murder people to protect this fic.  It’s beautifully written, well-plotted, original, and it reuses certain sentences, making them more poignant the later in the story they’re used.  Like, fuck me up*

the ghost of you–kissmesexybatman; Klance
When Keith goes missing without a trace, all his family and friends are able to do is move on with their lives. When he shows back up after a year, they have to convince him they still want him back.
*I may be slightly biased because the coolest person in the world wrote this, but let me tell you, it’s emotionally heartwrenching, wonderfully written, and gives you a happy ending without sacrificing the needs of the characters*

My soul is an empty carousel at sunset.–dawnstruck; Otayuri
Yuri grows up and grows older and grows into himself. Otabek helps. It just takes a while to get there.
*I’m demi and this fic described exactly what that experience has been like for me, as it features a demi!Yuri.  Beyond that, it was sweet and genuine and I adored it*

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This videographer captures amazing clips of passing waves - here’s one with the water seemingly glowing gold in the evening sun.

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Tulip, Bedlington Terrier (13 y/o), Vine & Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA • “She’s more like a cat than a dog. She broke her leg once by jumping off a chair. She still has a plate in there.”

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Iceland Sunset

Lana Del Rey + Colors
  • Born To Die : Red, white, blue is in the sky
  • Summer's in the air and
  • Baby, heaven's in your eyes.
  • Paradise : She wore blue velvet
  • Bluer than velvet were her eyes.
  • Ultraviolence :
  • Blue hydrangea, cold cash, divine,
  • Cashmere, cologne and white sunshine.
  • Red racing cars, Sunset and Vine.
  • Honeymoon : Sometimes I wake up in the morning
  • To red, blue, and yellow skies.
  • Lust for life : Blue is the color of the planet from the view above
  • Long live our reign, long live our love
  • Green is the planet from the eyes of a turtle dove
  • 'Til it runs red, runs red with blood.
Lana Del Rey Songs For The Signs


The Blackest Day
Carry me home, got my new car and my gun
Wind in my hair, holding your hand, listen to our song
Carry me home, don’t wanna talk about the things to come
Just put your hands up in the air, the radio on

You should’ve known better
Than to have, to let her
Get you under her spell of the weather
I got you where I want you
You’re deader than ever
And falling for forever
I’m playing head games with you

It’s not one of those phases I’m going through
Or just a song, it’s not one of them
I’m on my own
On my own
On my own again


National Anthem
I’m your National Anthem
God, you’re so handsome
Take me to the Hamptons
Bugatti Veyron

He loves to romance them
Reckless abandon
Holdin’ me for ransom
Upper echelon

Money is the reason
We exist
Everybody knows it, it’s a fact
Kiss, kiss

On our drugs and our love
And our dreams and our rage
Blurring the lines between real and the fake
Dark and lonely
I need somebody to hold me


Video Games
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you wanna do

I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It’s better than I ever even knew

They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby, now you do


Born to Die
Can you make it feel like home, if I tell you you’re mine?

Don’t make me sad, don’t make me cry
Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough
I don’t know why

Come and take a walk on the wild side
Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain


Young & Beautiful
Hot summer nights, mid July
When you and I were forever wild
The crazy days, city lights
The way you’d play with me like a child

Will you still love me
When I’m no longer young and beautiful?

I’ve seen the world, lit it up
As my stage now
Channeling angels in the new age now

Oh that grace, oh that body
Oh that face makes me wanna party
He’s my sun, he makes me shine like diamonds


Shades of Cool
And when he calls
He calls for me and not for you
He lives for love, he loves his drugs
He loves his baby too

But I can’t fix him, can’t make him better
And I can’t do nothing about this strange weather

Baby lives in shades of cool
Cool heart, and hands and aptitude
He lives for love, for women, too


Old Money
Will you still love me when I shine,
From words but not from beauty?

Blue hydrangea, cold cash, divine,
Cashmere, cologne and hot sunshine.
Red racing cars, Sunset and Vine,
And we were young and pretty.

My father’s love was always strong
My mother’s glamour lives on and on
Yet still inside, I felt alone
For reasons unknown to me

But if you send for me, you know I’ll come
And if you call for me, you know I’ll run
I’ll run to you, I’ll run to you
I’ll run, run, run


Off To The Races
Light of my life, fire of my loins
Be a good baby, do what I want
Light of my life, fire of my loins
Give me them gold coins, give me them coins

I’m your little scarlet, starlet, singin’ in the garden
Kiss me on my open mouth
Ready for you

And he shows me, he knows me
Every inch of my tar black soul


I hear the birds on the summer breeze,
I drive fast, I am alone in the night
Been tryin’ hard not to get into trouble,
But I, I’ve got a war in my mind
So, I just ride, just ride

Dying young and playing hard
That’s the way my father made his life an art
Drink all day and we talk ‘til dark
That’s the way the road dogs do it – ride ‘til dark.


Swan Song
Put your white tennis shoes on and follow me
Why work so hard when you could just be free?
You got your money now, you got your legacy

And you’ve been gone so long, you missed everything
The world can change in a day if you go away

Do you like where you’ve been and
Where you’re going to?


West Coast
Down on the West Coast I get this feeling
Like it all could happen that’s why I’m leaving
You for the moment, you for the moment,
Boy Blue, yeah, you

I can see my baby swingin’
His parliament’s on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I’m singing
Ooh, baby, ooh, baby, I’m in love

Down on the West Coast, they love their movies
Their golden gods, and rock and roll groupies
But you’ve got the music, you’ve got the music in you, don’t you?


Brooklyn Baby
I think I’m too cool to know ya
You say I’m like the ice I freeze
I’m churning out novels like
Beat poetry on Amphetamines

I’ve got feathers in my hair
I get down to Beat poetry
And my jazz collection’s rare
I can play most anything

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Sun setting over the Grand Canyon

Favorite Ultraviolence Lyrics

Cruel World -  

“Got your bible, got your gun”

“I’m finally happy now that you’re gone.”

“Everybody knows that I’m a mess, I’m crazy.”

“Because you’re young, you’re wild, you’re free, You’re dancin’ circles around me. You’re fuckin’ crazy. You’re crazy for me.” 

Ultraviolence -

“Cause I was filled with poison, but blessed with beauty and rage.”  

“Blessed is this union. Crying tears of gold, like lemonade.”  

“Yo soy la princesa, comprende mis white lines. Cause I’m your jazz singer and you’re my cult leader.”  

Brooklyn Baby - 

“I’m churning out novels like Beat poetry on Amphetamines.”  

“They judge me like a picture book, by the colors, like they forgot to read.”  

Shades of Cool -

“I can’t do nothing about his strange weather.”  

“You’re hot, hot, weather in the summer. High, high, neglectful lover.
Hot, hot, weather in the summer. High, a bird flew over.
You’re crumbling, sadly. I’m sorry, you’re gone with me.”  

West Coast - 

“I can see my baby swingin.‘ His Parliament’s on fire and his hands are up.
On the balcony and I’m singing.”

“Te deseo, cariño, boy, it’s you I desire.”

Money Power Glory -

“The sun also rises on those who fail the call.”  

Old Money -

“Blue hydrangea, cold cash, divine. Cashmere, cologne and white sunshine.
Red racing cars, Sunset and Vine. The kids were young and pretty.”

“Will you still love me when I shine from words but not from beauty?”

Fucked My Way Up To The Top

“I’m a dragon, you’re a whore.” 

Sad Girl -

“He’s got the fire and he talks with fame.”

Pretty When You Cry -

“All those special times I spent with you, my love,
They don’t mean shit compared to all your drugs.”

Black Beauty - 

“I paint the sky black. You said if you could have your way, you’d make a night time all today, so it’d suit the mood of your soul”

Life is beautiful but you don’t have a clue. Sun and ocean blue, their magnificence, it don’t make sense to you.”

Guns N Roses -

“I can feel it comin’ in the air tonight, See you workin’ on that blue Pacific,
I can see you bathing in the summer light, turnin’ tan, and you left terrific.”  

Florida Kilos - 

“White palms, baking powder on the stove, Cookin’ up a dream, Turnin’ diamonds into snow.” 

“You snort it like a champ, like the winter we’re not in.”

Is This Happiness - 

“High up in the Hollywood Hills taking violet pills. Writing all of my songs about my cheap thrills.”

“Witch hazel, witch hazel, betrayal, betrayal. One gun on the table, headshot if you’re able.”

Flipside - 

You’ve got me all dressed up tonight, Springsteen on the radio.”