supposed lovers

I’ve been cracking myself up thinking of like a college au where Dean just took his patronus quiz and he’s pissed because he got some tiny animal like a cat or a fucking weasel (which is what I got wtf jo) so he’s seething to his best friend Cas who is like really indifferent, trying to study during Dean’s rant until Dean asks what Cas got and Cas says “I don’t know.”

“What do you mean you don’t know?”

“I haven’t taken the quiz.”

And Dean immediately pulls out his laptop, muttering “What the hell Cas we have to know NOW. Damn Ravenclaws always too busy studying to do the important things…”

“Ravenclaw?”

“Yeah that’s your house isn’t it?”

“I don’t know.”

And Dean rolls his eyes. “How do you not know your house?”

“I haven’t taken that quiz either.”

And that launches Dean into another fit because what kind of self-respecting Harry Potter fan hasn’t been sorted into their house?

“But Dean, I’m not a Harry Potter fan. I’ve never even read the books.”

Dean is positively scandalized. He cannot believe his ears or his eyes staring blankly into the face of a man with no shame or remorse for the poisonous confession that had just escaped his beautiful too-pink lips.

“HOW HAVE WE BEEN FRIENDS FOR TEN YEARS AND YOUVE NEVER READ HARRY POTTER?!”

“I didn’t know it was a requirement?”

“Have you seen any of the eight movies?”

“There are eight?”

“OH MY FUCKING GOD CAS.”

Cas has the decency to put his book down. “Dean, I think you’re overreacting.”

“This is not overreacting. I’m friends with a heathen whose never read Harry Potter. Like you couldn’t even be one of those cheaters that just watched the movies, Cas, honestly?”

“It never appealed to me.”

“Who are you?”

Cas rolls his eyes. “Dean, if it means that much to you, I will take the quiz.”

“Oh no no no. You have to earn the quiz. We have work to do, Novak.”

And so is the story of how Castiel Novak lost a weekend of studying to marathoning the entire Harry Potter series.

When he finished Dean allowed him to take the sorting quiz. And as predicted he was a Ravenclaw.

Dean rolled his eyes at the result. “Typical.”

“Is it really that big of a deal?”

“Is it a big deal?” Dean scoffed. “Getting sorted into Hufflepuff was the second greatest identify crisis of my life, right behind my sophomore year sexuality crisis.”

And Cas looks skeptical but doesn’t argue because he remembers Dean’s sophomore year sexuality crisis and it was quite a mess.

He lets Dean show him to the patronus quiz and tries not to feel anxious as Dean paces behind him like this animated test determines his entire future. 

“I’m an owl.”

Dean sinks onto his bed, a small pout bending his lips. “Oh.”

“Is that bad?” The quiz doesn’t give an explanation, so Cas has no way of knowing if the owl symbolizes something deeper in the Harry Potter universe. Maybe it’s a bad omen.

“No, it’s just… don’t owls eat weasels?”

Cas squints. “I suppose, yes. They eat rodents and small vermin, which would include weasels.”

Dean glares at him. “Wow, thanks, Cas.”

“I don’t understand why you’re disappointed. I’m not going to attack you, Dean.”

And Dean is red now, trying to avoid Cas’s gaze. “I know. But I- I thought we’d be something more… compatible.” He fidgets, releases a resigned sigh. “Makes sense I guess. We’re really different.” Of course Cas is something far better than Dean, something bigger, fiercer, stronger. Something that could easily sweep him up and consume him whole like he was nothing.

Cas shuts the laptop and moves closer to Dean who still can’t look up. “Dean… I don’t know the implications of these animals as you might. But from what I gathered in the movies, they are a pure manifestation of one’s happiest memories. It is not the shape of the patronus that matters, but rather the essence. This quiz made a decision based on a few random parts of my personality, but it never asked me what my happiest memory was. Would you like to know?”

Dean can only nod.

“It was my first day at Lawrence Middle School. I was scared and angry and a group of boys were making fun of my bee socks at lunch. And just when I was at the point of tears, a scrawny kid in a Batman shirt jumped in front of me and poured chocolate milk all over Gordon Walker’s head.” Cas chuckled fondly, just thinking of it. “Then he sat across from me and gave me half of his pb&j.”

Dean is beat red and barely breathing. “You didn’t even like it because of the jelly,” he murmurs because it’s all he can think to say.

“And you stopped putting it on your sandwiches after that so you could share with me.”

“Cas…”

Cas reaches across the small space between them to cup Dean’s jaw and gently turn Dean’s face to look at him. “We may be very different, Dean Winchester, but you have had the single most profound effect on my life since I was eleven years old. You are my happiness,” Cas leans forward, Dean’s eyes glazing over and lips parting, “and I don’t need a quiz to tell me that.”

When their lips meet, Dean forgets all about quizzes and balls of light. He feels Cas’s hand slide to the back of his head, tangling in his hair as Dean’s own hands clutch at Cas’s waist to hold him close, keep their lips pressed together in an endless first kiss.

It’s soft and a little awkward, it’s breathtaking and a bit sloppy, and it’s pure magic.

Wing of Goryeo

Ever wondered what this song was?

I haven’t been able to find any translations for this piece because it’s so. fucking. obscure. But I felt that that shouldn’t stop others from appreciating this masterpiece, so I did a bit of research and here’s the fruit of that. (Thank you, random lecturer on YouTube that taught me for 2 hours.)

The lyrics are a segment of an ancient Goryeo song: “Dong Dong.” The song is about a lady who has been abandoned by her lord. The song is cut into twelve months and the segment featured within Wing of Goryeo is the sixth. The lady watches from afar as her lord rises and from afar, she serves him, breaking her body to raise him up in hopes that he will smile down upon her.


Lyrics:

보로매 아으 별해 바룐 빗 다호라
됴라 보실 니믈 젹곰 좃니노이다
보로매 아으 별해 바룐 빗 다호라
됴라 보실 니믈 젹곰 좃니노이다

My Translation:
Child of spring, you are like a brush that has been tossed aside
Left behind by your lord, serve him and perhaps he will turn to glance at you.
Child of spring, you are like a brush that has been tossed aside
Left behind by your lord, serve him and perhaps he will turn to glance at you.


The song usually appears during scenes when a woman uses herself to help a prince or during supernatural instances. Off the top of my head, I know they used it during the rain ritual, when Yeon Hwa says goodbye to the 3rd Prince, and when Soo speaks to So later on.

It’s a vital piece in the entire soundtrack because it epitomizes everything about this drama. In which a woman will raise a prince to become the greatest in the land while destroying herself in the process. The main example would be Hae Soo, but Yeon Hwa and Lady Oh also come to mind. Every woman in the show supports one prince or another in their own way, and all it brings them is misery. But none of them mind because they await the day their lord will smile down upon them.

6

If Yuma was your boyfriend - pt.1(?)

↳ requested by anonymous  ❀

“If you want me, satisfy me.. If you want me, satisfy me.”

Inspired by Christopher Clark’s “The Red Umbrella in Venice”, (ft. Sango & Miroku) 

❀ Dedicated to my @mirsan who I hope can forgive my heavy handed coloring~ Thank you so much for donating to Dani & Im sorry this took so long but I was having too much fun ❀ 

Commission Info!

dialogue between lovers on pier's edge [tide.]

“And so it goes.”

“And so it does.”

[deep breath.]

“But where, I wonder.” [pause.] “Do you think—”

“I think it isn’t worth thinking about.”

“Well, I think—”

“Don’t think!”

“No?”

“Driftwood never drowns; a thrashing sailor never floats to shore.”

“How does that help us, now, though?”

“It doesn’t.” [sigh.] “All we can do is tell the people we happen to drift close to.”

anonymous asked:

Hi Sophie! I was wondering if you knew of some good enemies to lovers fics. The length or rating doesn't matter. Thanks for all that you do ❤️

oh my god yes, i have a few. not that it’s my favourite trope or anything

Enemies to lovers

  • Lightning Strikes the Heart [4/4] by @thebravestprincess. what can i say about this one? it has it all. it’s long ( this is how enemies to lovers is supposed to be. there is running in both directions. you’re gonna be exasperated at times but the resolution will be worth it
  • A Thin Line by @curiousthingdarkness​ Killian Jones and Emma Swan have at least one thing in common: their mutual hatred for each other. When a work assignment forces them to be around each other they discover that perhaps the lines between emotions are sometimes difficult to distinguish. (Modern CS AU) 
  • settle on down with me by @saramck​ Killian has a soft spot for blondes in yellow rain coats and cut-off jean shorts. Emma has a soft spot for punching country boys with dirty mouths.~7,000 words / Rated T
  • strangeness and charm and edit by @bluestoplights​  Killian Jones is a pirate captain down on his luck after a falling out with the Evil Queen. Emma Swan just found out she was the Savior. Their shared goals bring them on an epic quest to liberate the kingdom once and for all. It’s a lot easier said than done.
  • No Way In Hell and edit by @effulgentcolors​  Heartthrob Killian Jones and Hollywood’s ice queen Emma Swan are chasing their dreams, hating each other since before their first meeting and thinking they will just have to tolerate the other while the shooting of their latest movie lasts. But there’s some fine print on their contracts and it seems that they don’t know quite what they have signed up for, both on and off set.
  • Rack ‘em Up by @always-a-slut-for-pirates​   Emma and Killian are professional pool players that both live in Boston and frequent the same pool hall. Emma had always found him insufferable. But when fate forces her to get to know the man behind the cocky attitude she starts to question everything she thought she knew. 
  • Unfinished Business by @ive-always-been-a-pirate Having her bakery on the block adjacent to that stupid floral shop had always been so frustrating for Emma Swan. It was just her luck that the place’s owner, an arrogant Irishman named Killian Jones, thrived on pressing her buttons and making life as a small business owner so complicated. So what will happen when two stubborn people unexpectedly start mixing business with pleasure? 
  • Kindred Spirits by @captndevil​  Emma Swan hates Killian Jones - he’s arrogant and self centered but she’s stuck with him for the foreseeable future with them running in the same circles. What happens when she agrees to go camping with her friends, Killian included, and what will happen when she has to get in a car with him, alone? Modern AU. 
  • Crossing Party Lines by @onceuponajollyroger  Captain Swan, Modern AU: When Emma Nolan teams up with her brother’s best friend, and her personal rival, Killian Jones, to plan the ultimate surprise birthday party, Emma’s the one who is in for quite a surprise. 
  • Shut Up and Dance With Me by @passing-fanciful  The weather outside is frightful, leaving Emma and Killian trapped alone together in David’s New Hampshire cabin with a lot of unresolved feelings and no place to go. 
  • I Choose You by @mayquita  When Emma Swan’s brother and his fiancee decide to get married, she suddenly becomes the maid of honor. Although she is not very fond of weddings, her sister-in-law-to-be assigns her a mission, helping her with the wedding photographer’s choice. What she didn’t expect is that they are the ones who need to be chosen by the photographer, who turns out to be an insufferable Irishman. His name, Killian Jones.
  • Don’t Like You, Maybe I Do by @ahsagitarius

“Where did the Yoon Bum-ssi who would smile and say Sangwoo-ssi go?”

This is such a dick move. Sangwoo is the one who ordered Bum to smile, now he’s mocking him for being fake. 

S….Sangwoo…ya…!

Help me…Sangwoo-ya… (casual register)

Yeah, yeah. We know how this ends. Surprise uncontrollable mom-boner.

I wish to make a point here, because I see a lot of people saying “Sangwoo got a boner from choking Bum.” But he didn’t get the boner from choking him, he got the boner because Bum started talking to him the way an older friend/lover is supposed to talk (or the way a mom talks.) 

Then Bum tells Sangwoo off for a while. I don’t understand most of this, but I can tell you he ain’t saying it nicely. 

I am still trying to process Jungkook’s coming of age ceremony dance

Why the hell did Jimin have to join him?? It was supposed to be about JUNGKOOK. This might not have been as suspicious, had the song not been from the perspective of a young girl who is rejoicing that she can now get ravished by her older boyfriend. 

This song is blatantly about sex…and not about wanting to bang a girl but from her viewpoint of wanting to bang an adult man. Jungkook would be the girl in this situation, so…the only role for Jimin to fulfill would be the older lover. It makes no sense to have them both be the girl singing, Jimin was already considered an adult. 

They were so flirty, when they were doing their dance practice and looked like they were just in their own world.

When they actually performed, they were super into it and Jungkook went ahead and checked out Jimin, while they were passionately thrusting their peppers around.

What the heck.

What further solidifies for me that Jimin was supposed to be the lover in the song was at the end of the performance. They stood with their backs together, Jimin turned away and Jungkook leaned back against him, as if he (the girl singing) was looking for a response. Jimin then does the same, returning the advance and Jungkook looks away, before they both look back out at the crowd. This kind of back and forth movement often represents sex, as if the message wasn’t clear enough.

Basically, I just don’t see another explanation for this besides Jikook being realer than my life and Jungkook wanting to incorporate his bf into the ceremony. 

i found love (where it wasn’t supposed to be)

Pairing: Jimin/Taehyung
Rated: G
Author: andreiiax
Length: K

“what is love? how do you explain love to someone that has never felt it?” the boy with doe-eyes asked.

“love is the thing that makes you insane but sane, love makes you full, yet empty. Love is unbearable, but oh, so sweet. Love can destroy everything easily, maybe that’s why it’s forbidden. Love is what makes me come back to you every day, even though I know you might not come. Love is…love is everything, yet…”

“yet nothing.”

“yet nothing.”

Or

In a world where love is a crime and forbidden, a calm soul falls in love with a wild, restless one. Jimin, the kind doe-eyed and shy Jimin, with his grey backpack and round glasses, falls in love with the misterious kid that always watches the sea but never swims and makes him question his world’s rules. Is love that horrible?

READ ON AO3

Reccer’s Note:
This is a new author so please support them in their progress~ It’s a really good story, I really like how it’s written. And the part in the summary that goes “the kid that always watches the sea but never swims” really hit hard with me. I don’t why but I really liked that, there’s so many other sentences in the story that are like this, it’s a really well-written story! Ahh, I really like it.

Her Buying Them a lot of Gifts Because She Loves Them: BTS

Jin:

He would gratefully accept all of your gifts and buy you even more in return. Equal exchange was bullshit to him, and in comparison to what you brought him, he’d buy you double that.


Suga:

Might feel a little bit burdened because of the fact that he was brought up with the belief that it is a man who is supposed to gift their lovers with loads of stuff, not vice-versa. And at the end of the day, he would tell you this straight n the eye, telling you to not feel bad and that he likes everything.


J-Hope:

HoSeok never saw any value in materialistic goods, so you buying him gifts really did nothing to him, just made him worried for you wallet. However, the smile you had on your face, a proud one, would always melt his heart.


Rap Monster:

NamJoon, similar to YoonGi, I believe was brought up with the belief that a man was supposed to gift their lover. However, different from YoonGi, NamJoon would be more annoyed and frustrated, because he didn’t want to hurt you with his words, but he didn’t really want to get a lot of things from you on a daily basis, either.


JiMin:

Our little JiMinie would become all shy and smol and precious, accepting the gifts timidly and instead of them would offer you a diner after his work finished.


V:

Like a kid in a shopping centre, he would be very happy to receive those gifts from you. If that was the way you decided to show him you loved him- he was fine with it.


JungKook:

In all words of honesty, the buying gifts thing had tuned into a  little contest for you guys, trying to win over the amount of gifts you two buy to each-other.

anonymous asked:

How do you know if you're making your slow burn, burn too slowly? If you're just boring the reader with repetitive back and forth at a certain point

Hi, love!  Thanks so much for your question :)  This is hard to define without knowing the story and the characters, but I’ll go off what I’ve experienced as a reader/viewer/lover of romance.

When writing a romance plot, the most important part of the back-and-forth is growth in the relationship.  Typically, people think of romance plots as if they’re a straightforward journey – linear, from Point A (strangers) to Point B (happy ending) – and everything between that, just moving forward or backward.  But this should not be the case.  Every moment of peace, conflict, happiness, or frustration, should do more than move the relationship forward or backward.  They should change the relationship fundamentally.  They should have consequences.

For instance: suppose that your two lovers first meet as rival politicians.  They spew angry words at each other on the debate stage until a brief, passionate affair confuses their feelings.  Then one of them wins the race for [governor/senator/etc.] and they don’t speak for a year.  Then they meet again and begin dating.  By this point, although they’re only at the beginning of their relationship, they have a lot of “emotional residue” from:

  1. the criticisms they made of each other when debating
  2. the sex n stuff
  3. the year of silence and everything that’s changed since then.

These aspects of their relationship, while linearly moving them backward, forward, and backward again, emotionally put them at a completely new place.  Despite being back at the beginning of a relationship, they now have:

  1. sore spots, which will impact future arguments
  2. physical connection and familiarity
  3. secrets and insecurities that have developed in each other’s absence
  4. personal growth and experiences in the year spent apart

So.  Circling back to your question: readers can actually wait a really long time for a couple to get together, but only if there is growth and change in the relationship.  If every fight and fling brings characters back to the same place, of course readers will get bored.  It’s that knowledge that everything that’s happening could wind up having no effect and making no difference – that’s what destroys a good slow burn.

If you need an example to support this, think about the famous slow burn stories we’ve all known and loved.  Think about Ross and Rachel, from Friends; those two went back and forth for ten seasons of TV!  That’s ten years of [SPOILER] Ross wanting to date Rachel, then getting a girlfriend right when Rachel falls for Ross, then the two of them finally getting together, then Ross cheating on her, followed by years of bitterness – and add in a few flings, a drunken Vegas marriage and divorce, a baby, and Rachel’s relationship with Joey, and you get the Friends rollercoaster romance plot that ultimately became the name of on-and-off TV romances!

Now, compare that to Nick and Jess from New Girl, who [less detailed spoilers] have basically been dating and not dating and dating and not dating and etc. etc. etc. for reasons even the shippers can’t keep up with.  And just this last season finale, they… kissed.  And I guess they’re back to square one or seven or something, but as for how all those situations affected them?  Couldn’t tell ya.  Couldn’t tell ya.

ANYWAY, all that to say, as long as the relationship is evolving in new and realistic ways, it should hold the interest of your readers.  Unless the two are just ridiculously toxic or there’s another more interesting romance for one of the characters, readers will be patient.  So think about it, plot it out, plan the consequences, and get rid of anything that feels campy or doesn’t add to the development, and you should be fine.

I hope this answers your question!  If you need any more help, you know where to find us :)

– Mod Joanna ♥️


If you need advice on general writing or fanfiction, you should maybe ask us!

Okay, so I totally forgot to share a story from Anime Expo with you guys and I only now remembered it because I looked up at my wall and saw @p-kom‘s McHanzo print hanging up on my wall. I think I tweeted it to our Twitter followers, but I never posted it on here. I figure I might as well share this because it’s equal parts embarrassing and hilarious?

Anyways, I want to say this was towards the end of Day 1, right after I’d gotten done with Artist Alley and chilled at the Blizzard booth for a couple hours. Keep in mind that I only had my McHanzo ita bag and the pack they gave everyone with their badge, both of which weren’t big enough to safely store my print. That means I was carrying it around all evening/night until I was picked up.

I was contemplating whether or not to go get Keith Silverstein (Torbjorn’s) autograph in order to conserve my money (it was only Day 1, after all), but I decided to go through with it because Keith is a really cool dude. I wait in line, which isn’t too long, and I finally get up to his table. In order to reach into my bag and pull out my money + what I wanted signed, I set my print face-down on the table. Keith and I have a small conversation, I’m super nervous because he’s such a chill dude, and I have my hands full because his signature needs to dry on what I got signed. Because of all this, I forget about the print and turn to leave.

I hear Keith say, “Hey, wait! Don’t forget your stuff!” and I look back in time to see him pointing to the print. In what felt like slow motion, he lifted the print up to peek at the other side and said, “Oh, what’s this?” 

At this point, I’m thinking to myself, “You fucking idiot, how could you leave your print behind? Who fucking does that? You deserve to feel shame. I hope the ground opens up and swallows you whole.” 

Externally, I tell him, “Oh, uh, it’s…McHanzo.” because I have no choice; you can’t just back out of a situation like this. If I just stay quiet and take my print, I’ll look like a rude bitch.

He wiggles his eyebrows a little and the expression on his face is what I can only describe as the smug emoji, and he says, “I see.” Then as he’s studying it some more, he adds, “But I can’t tell if they’re supposed to be in some kind of loving pose or if they’re getting ready to fight.”

Already too deep into the conversation to go back now, I reply, “They’re supposed to be lovers, yeah.”

As he hands me back the print, he says, “That’s great! Have a good one.”

I smile, thank him for the signature and reminding me about my print, and discreetly rush out of there. And that’s pretty much how my first day at AX ended, but I totally forgot to post it here like I did on Twitter. 

anonymous asked:

Can u pls explain what is significant about the fresh paint smell?

yeah yeah ok so here’s the actual exchange from tfp:

Sherlock walks along a narrow grey-walled corridor and turns into a room which is much smaller than the cell. Although also grey in colour, the walls have been messily daubed with red paint so that it looks like they’re heavily covered with blood. He looks around as he walks deeper into the room, John and Mycroft following him.
SHERLOCK: Someone’s been redecorating.
JOHN: Is that allowed?
SHERLOCK: She’s literally taken over the asylum. We have more to worry about than her choice of colour scheme.
(The room is about twenty feet wide. At the far end is a large window, made up of three panes of glass, looking out over the sea. A small glass table is a few feet from the window and there is an envelope on it. Mycroft runs his fingers over the paint on part of the wall.)
MYCROFT: Barely dry. Recent.
SHERLOCK: It’s for our benefit.

(thanks arianedevere, as always)

of course, no one ever says why exactly this is for their benefit. maybe just switching things up? eurus wants to keep their sense of aesthetic hopping? it isn’t for their benefit at all. it is for ours. 

here:

please excuse my lazy screenshot. 

anyway, this is all a reference to the ACD canon story out of the casebook, The Adventure of the Retired Colourman. In that case, there is a murder by a husband, a retired art supplier, of a wife and a supposed lover by gas, after which the two are buried under the dog kennel. The husband, being awfully arrogant, hires Holmes to find the two, saying that they’ve disappeared off with some of his valuables, but when Holmes goes to the house to investigate, discovers a very, very strong smell of paint. Holmes ultimately deduces that the paint was intended to cover up the smell of gas - the murder weapon - and the husband is found guilty. 

THEREFORE

the significance of the paint in the Garridebs room being fresh is a nod to all of this. it is there to show that the scene is intended as a cover-up for something else. there is literally no other reason for this detail to be there. it has nothing to do with the mystery of the garridebs brothers. it has nothing to do with the trouble facing our protagonists. it is just an enormous chekhov’s gun, second only to the literal gun hanging on the wall. 

in short, the scene is introduced by fresh paint, so we should take it to mean that the scene does not pass the “smell test” of what is genuinely going on - it is, in fact, bullshit. 

and as moriarty so loves to remind us: of course it doesn’t make sense, sherlock, it’s not real. 

it’s not real.