Do you have any Young Justice fanfic recommendations?
Hey hey hey guess who’s about to drop some YJ fics on everyone??? It’s me, that’s who. Anyways, a good place for YJ content is @youngjusticeweek , a project I did after S3 was announced. I never ended up being able to finish updating the blog because of stuff going down IRL but there’s still a bunch of fics on there :)
I rec’d this anst-monster earlier but it’s one of my favourite fics of all time so here we go again! Going to put the description of this one in again:
It’s been three years. Three years since the North Pole. Three years
since Wally vanished. His former teammates, heartbroken by the loss,
aggressively pre-empted their mentors to create a new world. A better
world. Under their rule, the Earth has no crime, no violence…and no
choice. Still, pockets of resistance gather under the surface, waiting
to make their move and take back their world. And when Wally returns,
thrust into this new and strange world by the energy that should have
killed him, how will his presence change every plan laid over the past
thousand days? AKA that one time travel fic where Wally doesn’t die and
the Team becomes the Justice Lords.
19 chapters, 68936 words.
Hey look yet another Bluepulse fic. It’s not like I read them constantly or anything. Anyways, I like the description on this one so I’m just going to put that here; It had seemed logical, practical even, for them to become
roommates. They were already familiar with the others’ annoying habits,
they liked the same snack food, and they were comfortable around each
other. It was the perfect arrangement, aside from one minor caveat. Bart fell in love. 4689 words
Slowly sliding in here with some spitfire because I love those nerds. Anyways, it’s a highschool AU but Artemis is an assassin and she’s supposed to kill Wally and MAN my emotions. Unfinished. 2 chapters. 7012 words
I am just going to shut up about the fact that this is bluepulse and supply you with a summary. Okay so this is supposed to be the first part in a CW-verse YJ AU (there aren’t other parts yet or I’d link the series) that happens to be ridiculously cute. Takes place the first night back after they save the world. 1739 words.
Spitfire and some Dick/Zatanna. A College AU that was kind of inspired by Miraculous Ladybug. Artemis and Zatanna are roomies and so are Dick and Wally. Basically shenanigans both in and out of costumes with Artemis and Wally not knowing the others secret identities. 15439 words
“young justice” fics. lmao my dear anon I think you meant bluepulse. Oops.
A playlist for Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ series.
1.) Honcho - The Handsome Family 2.) Yes I See - Odetta 3.) Ends of the Earth - Lord Huron 4.) Glowing Heart of the World - Calexico 5.) Oxford Town - Bob Dylan 6.) Velcro Fly - ZZ Top 7.) Downbound Train - Chuck Berry 8.) Careless Love - Eartha Kitt 9.) All the Pretty Horses - Calexico 10.) Careless Love - The Pines 11.) Burnin’ For You - Blue Oyster Cult 12.) New York Groove - Ace Frehley 13.) Maid of Constant Sorrow - Judy Collins 14.) All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan 15.) The Lost Soul - The Handsome Family 16.) The Yawning Grave - Lord Huron 17.) Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues 18.) Hurt - Johnny Csh 19.) Always Crashing in the Same Car - David Bowie
In some descriptions, immediately after fleeing into the Eye of Terror Mortarion chooses not to turn his new, malleable daemon world into a hellish realm reflecting the Chaos god he now serves. Instead, he created an identical copy of his homeworld, Barbarus.
So I have been sitting on these ideas, as most people know, but I have finally finished all graphics and most of the first chapters for all four of these stories. I will be posting them on my wattpad account, swiftklosses, so if you haven’t already and want to follow me, that would mean a lot! Here are the descriptions. Let me know which one, if you want, you would be most looking forward to reading!
Hypnotic: After the passing of her mother, who was the creator of a popular social media site, MeetUp, Karlie abruptly becomes both the new owner of the company, and the heir to billions of dollars. Her roles in various different movies also earns her a spot as an A-lister in the movie industry. Taylor, on the other hand, delves into the world of fame and technology in a different way. She becomes the main writer for a gossip and romance magazine/site, Stardom. When the CEO of Stardom notices a drop in popularity of the site, she gives Taylor an ultimatum: either resign and allow a new writer with a more fresh perspective to step in, or use her past college friendship with Karlie to get an inside scoop into her love life.
Just Once: A college AU where Taylor transfers from a prestigious university in Nashville to one in Los Angeles to be closer to her mother, who recently divorced from her father. Meeting popular track star and sorority leader, Karlie Kloss, at a party Taylor’s roommate, Dianna, brings her to, Taylor is then thrust into a life of complicated love and friendship.
Nocturnal: An unknown bright light sweeps across the world and causes most of the population to become zombie-like and blood thirsty, violently changing each and every living person into the walking dead. Karlie is the only known survivor not affected by the light or, as she calls them, The Fallen. For twenty days, she has to live a lonely existence, teetering on the edge of both fighting for her life, or allowing The Fallen to overtake her. That is, until she meets Taylor Swift, another survivor.
Primetime: Karlie is the director and creator of a popular television show, One Bad Night, which highlights her own personal and scandalous experiences within Hollywood. Her father is the owner of the network her show is currently on. When Karlie holds open auditions for a new role on One Bad Night, she never expects her ex, Taylor, to show up—or for her to get the role.
In which: Credence goes with Grindelwald. The world becomes a war zone.
Warnings: this is a fairly dark fic. Graphic descriptions of violence and mentions of abuse. Gr@dence free, for those concerned
Word count: 1.989
“You can control it, Credence.”
He didn’t want to, not anymore. Too tired, too angry, so alone in all of
this. He wanted to let it out, let the world explode around him. He wanted
everything to disappear underneath tendrils of black smoke.
He wanted to be gone. Completely.
Yet somewhere deep inside, almost gone, there lurked a will to survive.
If I’m reading the description of the film right, Cars 3 is about Cruz Ramirez (a “millennial” car around Jackson Storm’s age) helping Lightning McQueen upgrade and adapt to the new style of racing & prove he can still participate and stay in the sport he loves.
To me, that sounds less like “Millennials are scary, entitled brats, and new tech is bad!” and more like “This new world is better and you can step up and be a part of it, too.”
When it comes to describing a new setting, many great writers have hearkened it to “painting a picture,” and this is great advice. You want to inspire imagination and give the reader the cues to visualize the world you’re creating accurately. What you don’t want to do is take this advice too literally and over describe your setting in a reader-ready draft.
Bear in mind as you read these tips that these encourage succinct, economical writing. Obviously, everyone’s style is different, and some writers will include more description than others. These are simply suggestions for those who feel they’re overdoing it.
Tip #1: Avoid Overdoing It by Overdoing It
To control how much you describe your setting, you have to know it really well. So in your first draft or in a separate document/notebook, give into your instincts to over describe your setting. Write as much as you can about it. Make a map, or a floor plan, or use design simulators to visualize the space.
One reason we tend to over describe our characters’ surroundings is because we want to be clear of it ourselves. By doing this ahead of time, outside of your draft, you can go into your actual story with a clean slate, and it’s easier to only include setting details that are absolutely necessary.
Tip #2: Put On Your Character’s Shoes
Define the characters that will be present in the scene that introduces your setting for the first time. Regardless of point of view, think about what aspects of the setting these characters actually see. Imagine your are standing where your character is standing. Do they see what’s on the other side of the mountain? Do they see how messy the kitchen is when they’re in the garage? Do they see their office when they’re sitting in traffic? More than likely, no. So resist the urge to describe a setting the character can’t currently see.
There are exceptions, particularly if you’re using setting to foreshadow or present dramatic irony, but as a general rule, try to limit the settings you’re describing to the space your character is currently occupying. This doesn’t allow for exposition, so let’s move on to…
Tip #3: Start Small and Build
When it comes to complex settings like fictional countries, planets, or even complicated political structures, well-placed exposition is key. Help your reader out by feeding them details small enough for them to swallow. Before explaining Panem as a whole, Suzanne Collins worked on establishing District 12.
What you’re doing is giving your reader some time to make themselves at home. When you move to a new city, it’s common to start by navigating the areas surrounding your new home, especially areas that you will frequent often, and then branching out to the rest of the city. We remember things easiest when we build on existing knowledge. A reader will understand the governmental structure of your country easiest if they already have a city they’re familiar with to factor into that structure.
The scale of this will vary depending on your story. Sometimes you can cover small to large within a few pages and other times, you need a few chapters. Allow yourself some flexibility, but do your best to start small with your setting and add to it as a reader begins to get comfortable.
Tip #4: Be Economical
When a sentence will work, don’t use a paragraph. Use comparisons and character judgements to help with the description. “Her apartment looked just as he imagined an artist’s studio would look: small, dimly lit, and overflowing with unfinished paintings.” That sentence creates an image in your mind without describing the color of the walls, the number of windows, the state of the furniture, or where the kitchen is (and how the kitchen is maintained - save that description for when they eat or make food).
Even if you disagree with that description of an artist’s apartment, you can add your own adjectives to paint a different picture. “Her apartment looked just as he imagined an artist’s studio would look: open, industrial, and lit by waves of sunlight through every large window.” Same comparison, different picture. Using an artist’s studio in your description takes advantage of a reader’s existing knowledge and it helps you paint the picture with less words.
Tip #5: Don’t Waste a Reader’s Time
A setting is only as great as the action that occurs within it. Don’t spend time describing a setting that doesn’t house a scene where something important will eventually happen. This could be a huge, epic fight scene or a turning point for a character relationship. If you’re taking time to describe it, and a reader is taking time to read it, it better be significant.
For example, if you’ve got a character who is about to leave town on some great adventure, don’t spend an exorbitant amount of time describing her living space at the beginning of the novel. A character’s home can reveal a lot about their personality, but setting is not the only way to show character. Give the reader any details they need to understand the scene and then move on.
I think I came up with a word that will better describe what I call “traveling” and what psychologists call “fantasy prone personality” - it’s a new term that I hope you will like.
There is a description of scientific literature of a daydreaming activity (with extensive fantasy worlds) where it is described as “narrative”. I like the word, because I think above all traveling is about storytelling, perhaps not in a way most people think of it but similar nonetheless. In a sense all travelers are authors or narrators because our brains are capable of these amazing, diverse, complicated and intricate scenarios unraveling in our minds. So I think “narrative” is a good choice.
I added the word root “neuro” to specify that the narrative occurs in someone’s mind and doesn’t necessarily translate into a creative work of some sort, and sometimes isn’t shared at all and remains 100% personal and exclusive. Basically neuronarrative means “mental storytelling” and I hope that it is more inclusive than “traveling” since it includes people who don’t explore new worlds or just don’t like the assumption of traveling to some place. It includes everyone who experiences intense, divergent, mostly structured imagining and daydreaming.
People who experience this are therefore “neuronarrators”. I’m not sure what would be short for it, but to me ‘naters or nnaters sounds good. I hope it doesn’t have any other meanings. The abbreviation for neuronarrative would be “NN”, and we can even create a tag for it - actuallynn. If you have other suggestions for variations or short forms of the term, feel free to share them!
And I’ll make a post explaining the difference between neuronarrative and maladaptive daydreaming as soon as possible.
The University of Texas is teaching a class about Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
The university of Texas at San Antonio launches new college course “Black Women, Beyoncé & Popular Culture”. The university is about to give students a sip of Beyoncé’s Lemonade in the form of an English course.
According to the UTSA magazine, Dr. Kinitra D. Brooks, the Sombrilla, English professor is going to teach the class. In the description, she pointed out that the Beyoncé’s projects have become more than successful peace of art, it’s a movement that needs to be thoroughly studied.
Beyoncé got the entire world to watch a 55-minute avant-garde film. LEMONADE is a meditation on contemporary black womanhood. The purpose of this class is to explore the theoretical, historical, and literary frameworks of black feminism, which feature prominently in LEMONADE. We will use LEMONADE as a starting point to examine the sociocultural issues that are most prominent in black womanhood through black feminist theory, literature, music, and film.
“The course will be new, fun, and exciting—but I expect my students to come in hungry for knowledge and open to new theories about race and gender in popular culture.”
War Torn Android Heart - Chapter One - Rafe x Reader
This is a new multi-chapter fic. It is a spin-off of Final Girl Trope but you do not have to read that in order to understand this new fic! Special thanks to @youngsamdrake who made the entire thing click for me in a conversation we had.
Description: After sleeping for thousands of years, you are awoken with no memories of your past. The world is completely new to you and you find yourself struggling to find your place. The group of people who discovered you - Sam, Nathan, Elena, and Rafe - are unsure what to do. Rafe offers to take you in. How will you cope living with this broken man while also trying to find out about who you really are?
You have awoken but you don’t
know why. You blink rapidly as if that will clear the darkness away from your
vision. Slowly, you raise your hands and press them against the surface above
you. It is cold – the first sensation you have felt in so long that it sends
shockwaves through you.
Outside, you can hear muffled
voices. Your brain feels as if it is filled with a fog, making each thought
sluggish and slow to complete. You can’t remember how you got here. You can’t
remember anything at all. You open your mouth to scream but no noise comes out.
There is just a dry rasping noise.
Suddenly, the top of the case
you are in moves slowly. It grinds open, making your ears hurt. There is light
shining in your eyes and you cover your face, letting out another wheeze.
Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Sourcebook
In a culture where the supernatural possessed an immediacy now strange to us, magic was of great importance both in the literary and mythic tradition and in ritual practice. Recently, ancient magic has hit a high in popularity, both as an area of scholarly inquiry and as one of general, popular interest. In Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds Daniel Ogden presents three hundred texts in new translations, along with brief but explicit commentaries. This is the first book in the field to unite extensive selections from both literary and documentary sources. Alongside descriptions of sorcerers, witches, and ghosts in the works of ancient writers, it reproduces curse tablets, spells from ancient magical recipe books, and inscriptions from magical amulets. Each translation is followed by a commentary that puts it in context within ancient culture and connects the passage to related passages in this volume
Vote here! for which character you want me to do first for the casual route.
Zack shoved his hands in his pockets as he waited for the new app to download. He stared at the screen as he sat in the warm coffee shop sipping an iced coffee as the world outside him turned into a dull grey. Autumn was coming—his favorite time of year— and the outside world was becoming a dark place, well in the sense that the sun was covered. The download completed. “RFA Chatroom” is what it was called. He didn’t know how exactly he found it but it intrigued him nonetheless.
“YO YOU GUYS! HERE’S THE TING! YA!!!” is what the description said. No ratings, no reviews, around six downloads. It was dangerous to download weird apps but his virus and malware protector on his phone said it was clean. Things had been rather lonely ever since Zack moved to this country. He wasn’t exactly a friendly happy-go-lucky kind of man so making new friends was rather hard. The biggest thing contributing to his loneliness was his unhappiness. He hadn’t felt someone need him. Parts of him were wondering why he was even here.
So maybe just faking happiness in some random chatroom would be good for him. He opened the app feeling a bit panicked as the app loaded. Setting up his account he named himself Akane. Yeah why not screw it. He’d fake happiness and pretend to be someone else. For a moment his screen fritz but then…
Relaxing deep in the swampy wilds of Georgia is a cantankerous demon known as Gustav. Territorial and aggressive, Gustav repels outsiders with a combination of his fierce appearance and magic. One could argue Gustav was just a bitter individual lashing out a world. That person would be very wrong, and most likely dead if they tried to reason with Gustav. Bloodthirsty, smug, and unrepentant—that’s Gustav in a nutshell. (Side note: Adam tried to hold his mouth closed once. One sound thrashing with a tail later, and Adam has never tried this again.)
A new demon for Adam’s story (with the fabulous description written by @thatsoneginger) With original concept and development by @castmachine
So, I’m currently trying to do some world building for my new manuscript but I keep getting stuck. I’m getting really bored writing lists and filling out questionnaires.
There has to be a creative way of getting the info down on a page that is both memorable and interesting.
I wonder if anyone has any suggestions?
Here are some I have so far…
1. A travel brochure from a major city.
2. A description of the landscape from the viewpoint of an eagle (or dragon) flying overhead.
3. Folk song lyrics telling a story from the world history.
4. A day-in-the-life diary entry.
If you have any more suggestions, please, please comment or repost :)
A new manga by the very man who wrote scripts for he anime Psycho-Pass
Description: “The manga centers on 17-year-old protagonist Gekitetsu Amō, who does not stand out in school, but under the excuse of “eliminating harmful elements from the world” begins committing mass murder.“
Hmmm interesting…very interesting indeed
A new manga to obsess over maybe? That, my friends, we shall see.