the fifth installment to this series

So I was just on Amazon and once again I was reading the Empire of Storms blurb because I seriously cannot wait and simultaneously decide whether I want this book or not because I am problematic. ANYWAYS

this time however I noticed this part of the blurb which I’m 100% SURE was not there before. 

In this breathtaking fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series, Aelin will have to choose what – and who – to sacrifice if she’s to keep the world of Erilea from breaking apart.”

stop stop stop stop STOP. 

WHO? WHO IS SHE GOING TO HAVE TO SACRIFICE ? I am not the same person anymore goodbye. 

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Chris Colfer Can’t Pass Up Anything Covered With Avocado
“We ate family-style — meaning I can eat seven times as much food as I normally would, and no one is the wiser.”

Best known as Kurt Hummel on Glee, Chris Colfer is a man of many trades. He’s currently on a book tour for the fifth installment of his wildly popular middle-grade fantasy series, the Land of Stories, with a sixth book on the way. Beginning July 22, you can also catch him in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie as a “hairdresser slash social-media consultant” to Jennifer Saunders. But first, read about his affinity for chocolate-chip cookies and what he dubs the “Trail Mix of the Gods” in this week’s Grub Diet.

Friday, July 8
In the madness of feeding my cat, feeding my dog, and feeding the wild bunnies living on the hill in my backyard, I forgot to eat “breakfast.” But luckily, my boyfriend and I planned on having an early lunch before catching a movie. We ate at Gulfstream in Century City, Los Angeles. It’s really good seafood, and it’s conveniently located next to the movie theater.

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Chris Colfer Can’t Pass Up Anything Covered With Avocado
“We ate family-style — meaning I can eat seven times as much food as I normally would, and no one is the wiser.”

Best known as Kurt Hummel on Glee, Chris Colfer is a man of many trades. He’s currently on a book tour for the fifth installment of his wildly popular middle-grade fantasy series, the Land of Stories, with a sixth book on the way. Beginning July 22, you can also catch him in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie as a “hairdresser slash social-media consultant” to Jennifer Saunders. But first, read about his affinity for chocolate-chip cookies and what he dubs the “Trail Mix of the Gods” in this week’s Grub Diet.

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Chris Colfer Praises Clinton, Blasts Trump As A 'Click Hole'

“Glee” star Chris Colfer is reveling in his role as an author, just releasing the fifth installment of his hugely popular fantasy series, The Land of Stories (This one is titled An Author’s Odyssey). And he’s excited about what he describes as the “closest thing to going to the homeland”: having a role in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” due out in the U.S next week.

But Colfer, 26, is also currently energized by the presidential election. He’s helping to turn out the vote and raise money for Hillary Clinton, whom he’s looked up to and supported for many years. He even surprised her by showing up at one of her book signings in 2014.

“Being a child in the ‘90s, I grew up in a very conservative household,” he told me in an interview on SiriusXM Progress. “All of my family were Republican — they’re still Republican. Our dinner table arguments should be filmed, because they’re so hysterical. She was constantly on the news for being ambitious. I remember even as a kid people were labeling her as, ‘How dare this first lady be ambitious?’ like it was a negative quality. And I remember seeing how many times she was publicly told, ‘No, you can’t do that. No, no, no.’ And she always said, “Yes, and…Yes, and…’ I remember as a kid secretly looking up to her. I think she’s quite extraordinary.”

Colfer is, however, reticent when it comes to speaking about Donald Trump, simply because he thinks the GOP candidate just gets too much attention.

“If I’m gonna have a voice politically, I want it to be positivity for Hillary,” he explained. “I don’t want it to be negativity for Donald Trump. Because I feel like people get trapped in that. As soon as you say something negative about Trump that’s all that people post, that’s all that people write. Because he’s a click hole.”

Colfer, an openly gay actor who played the openly gay Kurt Hummel on the groundbreaking “Glee,” also weighed in on how much things have changed in the seven years since the musical TV series first aired.

“The world has changed so much during that time,” he said. “And when I first started, actors were told, ‘Do not come out of the closet if you want to have a career. Keep it to yourself. You don’t make it known.’ The world has changed so much ― it’s strange to think of the mindset that I was in pre-‘Glee,’ pre-’Modern Family,’ pre-marriage equality.”

State of Grace

Pairing: Jared Padalecki x Reader
Word Count: 1480
Warnings: Mentions of an extramarital affair (don’t do it, it ain’t worth it) and one-night stands. But the fluff is back, believe it or not. 
Song: State of Grace (Acoustic) - Taylor Swift
A/N: The fifth and final of my fics for my one-shot series collab with Ashley (@d-s-winchester) - make sure you also check out her fic for today, which can be found here! You can find the masterlist of all of the fics for the collab this week here. Enjoy!

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Chris Colfer Praises Clinton, Blasts Trump As A 'Click Hole'
"I think she’s quite extraordinary,” the "Glee" star said.

July 16, 2016

Michelangelo Signorile

“Glee” star Chris Colfer is reveling in his role as an author, just releasing the fifth installment of his hugely popular fantasy series, The Land of Stories (This one is titled An Author’s Odyssey). And he’s excited about what he describes as the “closest thing to going to the homeland”: having a role in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” due out in the U.S next week.

But Colfer, 26, is also currently energized by the presidential election. He’s helping to turn out the vote and raise money for Hillary Clinton, whom he’s looked up to and supported for many years. He even surprised her by showing up at one of her book signings in 2014.

“Being a child in the ‘90s, I grew up in a very conservative household,” he told me in an interview on SiriusXM Progress. “All of my family were Republican — they’re still Republican. Our dinner table arguments should be filmed, because they’re so hysterical. She was constantly on the news for being ambitious. I remember even as a kid people were labeling her as, ‘How dare this first lady be ambitious?’ like it was a negative quality. And I remember seeing how many times she was publicly told, ‘No, you can’t do that. No, no, no.’ And she always said, “Yes, and…Yes, and…’ I remember as a kid secretly looking up to her. I think she’s quite extraordinary.”

Colfer is, however, reticent when it comes to speaking about Donald Trump, simply because he thinks the GOP candidate just gets too much attention.

“If I’m gonna have a voice politically, I want it to be positivity for Hillary,” he explained. “I don’t want it to be negativity for Donald Trump. Because I feel like people get trapped in that. As soon as you say something negative about Trump that’s all that people post, that’s all that people write. Because he’s a click hole.”

Colfer, an openly gay actor who played the openly gay Kurt Hummel on the groundbreaking “Glee,” also weighed in on how much things have changed in the seven years since the musical TV series first aired.

“The world has changed so much during that time,” he said. “And when I first started, actors were told, ‘Do not come out of the closet if you want to have a career. Keep it to yourself. You don’t make it known.’ The world has changed so much ― it’s strange to think of the mindset that I was in pre-‘Glee,’ pre-’Modern Family,’ pre-marriage equality.”

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From its beginning, the Bourne series has been defined by a minimalist approach to narrative. Beneath the jargon about multi-tentacled, global terrorist conspiracies and the encroaching dangers of cyber-warfare, it’s fundamentally about the thrills of watching Matt Damon punch things really, really hard. Director Paul Greengrass and cinematographer Barry Ackroyd have been indispensable in bringing across the series’ signature throttling energy and perpetual motion. ButJason Bourne, the fifth installment in the long-running (loose) adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s novels, proves one thing: even the Bourne films can’t succeed with only lived-in camerawork.

Simultaneously pretentious, mind-numbingly tedious, and dizzyingly incoherent from scene to scene, Jason Bourne is the definition of diminishing returns. Greengrass and Ackroyd are still nearly unprecedented in their ability to drop into the chaos of action and, more crucially, the ecosystem of conversation. Every scene is still a hurricane as the camera moves with the same force of gravity as its lead. However, coming from a director who’s shown a profound sensitivity for both people and the pronged complexity of the world’s systems, it’s utterly bizarre to see Jason Bourne lifted up on a foundation of craven real-world parallels and a simplistic revenge narrative.

Why Jason Bourne is one of the summer’s worst blockbusters.

The next Harry Potter? Glee star Chris Colfer’s fantasy series is really taking off

Glee fans across the world will know the face of Chris Colfer from his role as Kurt Hummel in the hit musical series Glee – but despite maintaining a love of acting, the star could soon be more famous for his other art form.

The actor has just released the fifth installment of his hugely popular fantasy novel series, The Land Of Stories and if you are yet to come across the books, now might be the time to get involved given their increasing popularity.

A self confessed Harry Potter fan, could Chris’ work see him become the next J.K. Rowling? Fans are already ridiculously thrilled at the prospect of the fifth novel and beyond.

The Land Of Stories follows twins Alex and Connor Bailey as they enter another world full of fairytale characters and locations. As the series progresses, the worlds expand to introduce characters from other stories and the latest book also introduces Alex and Connor to characters they have themselves created.

While aimed at children, the popularity of the series, which made it onto the New York Times bestseller list, means that it is enjoyed by far more than kids and fans of Glee.

25-year-old Chris also had a role in the recent Absolutely Fabulous movie and won awards including a Golden Globe for his portrayal as sensitive singer Kurt in Glee.

The Land Of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey is now available to buy in the UK at all major bookshops. Here is a link to the Amazon page.

A Beautiful Mess [1/3]

Words: ~3.5K [AO3 link]

Pairings: Jungkook/Hoseok (JungHope, HopeKook), Yoongi/Hoseok (Yoonseok), Yoongi/Jungkook (SugaKookie)

Notes: This is technically not what the fifth installment of the Boyfriends series was supposed to be, yet here it is. Link to series (x).

Summary: In which Jungkook agrees to a threesome, realizes halfway through that he can’t stand the thought of sharing Hoseok, but is too afraid to say anything.


“What are you thinking about?” Jungkook asks quietly, lying on his side and facing Hoseok while his hand gently traces the curve of the elder’s nose. Hoseok’s eyes close as the younger’s thumb drifts up the bridge of his nose and across his eyelids, before descending down the side of his face. When the elder’s eyes open again, there’s both a sparkle of curiosity and a touch of hesitance in them, and Jungkook meets Hoseok’s gaze straight on when the other makes no move to look away.

Jungkook’s fingerpads continue their work quietly, sailing steadily down the other man’s jawline before pausing at his chin and trekking upwards instead. Hoseok smiles when the younger’s thumb presses against his pink lips, stroking the small beauty mark, and he presses a kiss against Jungkook’s fingers.

The response is several beats late, “Nothing.”

“Really?” Jungkook asks, dropping his hand and snuggling deeper into the pillow when Hoseok props himself up on his elbow and starts stroking the side of his face. The elder’s palm curves around his cheek, thumb running across his cheekbone in a steady rhythm and Jungkook finds his eyes automatically closing, leaning into the touch. Hoseok’s hand pulls the duvet further up, tucking the material around his neck gently, before resuming its earlier position.

Lips press against his softly, and when Jungkook’s mouth doesn’t part on it’s own, Hoseok moves upwards to press butterfly kisses against the younger’s cupid’s bow, nose, and eyelids. Jungkook shifts closer to the elder as heart-shaped lips make contact with his forehead, staying there for several seconds, before moving back.

Wrapping an arm around the younger boy when he nestles closer into his chest, head fitting into the curve of his neck, Hoseok glances over at their beside clock to note that it’s a little past midnight. He drops a kiss against Jungkook’s ear and then uncurls his arm to slip it under the younger’s head.

“I was thinking,” he says finally, softly against Jungkook’s hair, and then waits, sliding his hand up and down the younger’s clothed back to soothe both him and Jungkook. When he hears a hum in response, letting him know that Jungkook’s awake and listening, Hoseok swallows thickly, “I was thinking about what Taehyung and Jimin told us.”

Jungkook doesn’t say anything in reply for an entire minute, but the hand that lies trapped between their bodies gently fists into the hem of the front of Hoseok’s shirt. The other arm, wrapped around Hoseok’s middle, slips under his tee, fingernails dragging up and down the elder’s skin lightly. The touch makes him shiver, especially when cool air slips in, past the opening at the bottom.

As soon as his body convulses, Jungkook’s quick to raise his head, reaching for the edge of the duvet and lifting it over Hoseok’s body. The action makes the elder’s heart flutter, and he presses another kiss against Jungkook’s forehead in a silent ‘thank you’.

“Which thing?” Jungkook asks finally, tilting his head to direct a curious gaze in Hoseok’s direction. Nervousness flits across the elder’s eyes, before he breaks their stare, glancing down at Jungkook’s lips. He meets him halfway for a slow, soft kiss, both of them taking their time to explore the other’s mouth. Their tongues tangle together into a familiar dance, and Jungkook smiles into the kiss at the hint of mint toothpaste. He makes a move to pull away first, Hoseok’s teeth and lips tugging onto his lower lip roughly enough to make him pause briefly before the elder’s mouth finally let him go.

The look on Hoseok’s face is fond, his smile genuine, and he swoops back in for more kiss before speaking, “The thing he was saying about him, Jimin, and Yoongi hyung.”

Jungkook exhales softly, “Oh.”

“Does it bother you?” Hoseok asks carefully, and then clarifies. “The thought of the three people together, I mean. Does it repulse you?”

Jungkook’s eyes search Hoseok’s intently, before he flings the question back, “Does it bother you?”

Hoseok smiles at the deflection, pressing a kiss to the tip of the younger’s nose to disarm him, “I asked first.”

Jungkook’s eyes drop to the collar of Hoseok’s shirt, arm tightening around the elder’s middle as he thinks about the question. He closes his eyes for a few brief seconds, pondering over the thought of the three of them together. Glancing up at his boyfriend, he shrugs, “I’m not sure. I don’t think I mind the thought of three people together, but I don’t understand it.”

Hoseok hums, urging him to continue.

“I don’t understand how they could do it especially since Jimin and Taehyung are dating and that too very seriously. Doesn’t it bother them to see the other person doing anything with Yoongi?”

“Maybe not,” Hoseok counters. “It was only a one-time thing, and it was all three of them – not two.”

“Right,” Jungkook nods, playing with the collar of Hoseok’s shirt, giving the topic genuine thought. “If it’s a one-time thing, I…guess it does make sense. It could be a fun little experiment. Some people like that sort of thing, don’t they? Seeing their partner get off to someone else’s touches as long as it’s with their consent?”

Hoseok’s eyes are sparkling when Jungkook looks back up to meet his gaze, “Yeah, some people do. Some people even do it as more than a one-time thing.”

Jungkook presses his lips together, trying to hold back him smile, especially with the way the elder looks back at him. He shakes his head, eyes closing, only stopping when Hoseok laughs, pulling him tight against his chest, “What? I said nothing.”

“You didn’t have to,” Jungkook murmurs against the column of Hoseok’s throat, pressing his lips against the Adam’s apple that bobs as the other man swallows. He tries to put himself in such a situation, tries to think of himself and Hoseok with another man, and finds himself to not be too upset by it. The thought even excites him a little, of someone else watching them and partaking.

“Was that a yes?” Hoseok asks, voice husky.

“A yes to what?” Jungkook teases with a smile, moving back when Hoseok’s arm unwraps from around him.

They have a small staring contest, eyes consistently flitting over the other’s face to look for a hint of anything that’d tell them to back off. Hoseok blinks first, “You know what I’m asking, Jungkook.”

“You never answered my question,” Jungkook replies, looking away and avoiding the topic. “Does that sort of thing bother you?”

Hoseok knows this is his chance, and he shakes his head, gripping the edge of Jungkook’s chin and lifting his head up, “No, it doesn’t. I kind of like the sound of it actually. As a one-time thing only, though.”

Instead of being greeted with a reply, Hoseok’s greeted with the sight of Jungkook’s eyes fluttering shut and head tilting before the younger closes the distance between their lips. His hand comes up to cup Jungkook’s cheek gently, but for the most part Hoseok lets the younger explore independently and run the show. Jungkook shifts closer, changing the angle to deepen the kiss, and swirling his tongue around Hoseok’s, drawing out a moan. He smiles, satisfied, once they finally break apart, Hoseok panting and gazing back at him with hooded eyes.

His own are glazed over, he’s sure, from the intoxicating kiss, and Jungkook licks his swollen lips before asking, “Just a one-time thing?”

Hoseok watches him carefully and then nods, “I don’t think I can share you more than that.”

Jungkook chuckles, ducking his head into the curve of the other man’s neck to hide his blush, and then whispers, “Okay. Let’s try it.”

“Really?” Hoseok sounds surprised, pulling away to take a good look at his face.

Jungkook nods slowly, lips stretching as he does, “Yeah, it could be fun. Taehyung and Jiminnie hyung made it sound like that at least. Who, though?”

Hoseok swallows, “Yoongi hyung? I don’t want to ask a stranger.”

Jungkook hums, thinking it over, “I guess that could work. Are you going to…ask him?”

There’s a small pause in their conversation, making Jungkook look over at his boyfriend who’s staring at the wall behind him intently. The other man nods after a few seconds, “Yeah, I can. I should.”

Jungkook loops his arms around Hoseok’s middle tightly, pressing himself flush against the elder’s chest until there’s no space between their bodies, “Should we ask him and give him an option or just lure him in?”

The sound of bright laughter surrounds him, before Hoseok shifts onto his back, pulling Jungkook on top, “Lets give him a choice first, darling.”

Humming, Jungkook nods, resting his cheek and ear against Hoseok’s ribcage, and listens to his lover’s heart beat steadily under his weight. The calming sound combined with hands running through his hands lull him to dreamland that night, but it’s the fitful kind of sleep.

“Fuck, no.”

Hoseok frowns at the outright denial, Yoongi not even bothering to turn around to face him as he speaks.

“But why?” He whines, barely stopping himself from stomping his foot.

“I knew you were stupid, but I didn’t know you were this big of an idiot,” Yoongi says in response, throwing Hoseok a distasteful look over his shoulder before pulling the headphones around his neck back up around his head.

“I’m not!” Hoseok protests, reaching forward to tug Yoongi’s headphones off. “I don’t see the problem.”

Yoongi scoffs, swiveling his chair around to face Hoseok, declaring, “Look, I don’t have a death wish, okay? Go ask someone else!”

“How is this even close to having a death wish? And I don’t have anyone else I can trust with Jungkook that much,” Hoseok waves his hands around, seating himself onto the lone couch in the room. “You were fine with Taehyung and Jimin, so what’s the problem with us?”

Yoongi runs a hand through his hair, “Look, Hoseok, your and Jungkook’s relationship is nothing like Taehyung and Jimin’s relationship.”

He rushes to clarify when Hoseok looks at him offended, arms crossed defensively, “Wait, listen, I’m not saying either type is better – that’s not my point. Jungkook and your dynamic is simply different from Taehyung and Jimin’s. As long as it’s an occasional, no-strings attached thing then I fit very well with those two, but even if it’s just a one-time thing, I won’t meld with you two.”

“But why not?!”

Yoongi sighs, “Have you even told Jungkook about this stupid plan of yours?”

Hoseok snorts, “You think I’d come here and ask you all this without talking to him about it first?”

“And he said yes?!” Yoongi’s tone is incredulous, disbelief colouring his features.

“Yeah,” Hoseok says in a ‘duh’ tone, leaning forward to rest his elbows against his knees. “So, I don’t see what your problem is.”

“My problem,” Yoongi says slowly, “is that I don’t want to be responsible for getting in between you two and causing any problems.”

“You’re not going to cause any problems, though!” Hoseok exclaims. “I’m not asking you to be in a relationship with the two of us permanently! It’s just sex and that too for one night.”

“Fine,” Yoongi says, leaning back in his chair and crossing his arms. “So, what you’re telling me that you’d be completely fine with me touching Jungkook the way you touch him? With me fucking him? Will you be fine if he moans my name instead of yours for one night?”

Hoseok swallows thickly, his hand curling around his knees tightly, “You’re not going to do it all by yourself, hyung. I’ll be there too.”

Yoongi’s gaze drops down to his hands, eyeing the way they’re both fisted tightly around the curve of his knees, “Yeah, but I’m not going to there just to way you two play around, I’ll be an equal participant in everything. Do you understand that?”

“Yes,” Hoseok grits out. “We’ve thought about this–”

Yoongi gives the younger a pointed look, cutting him off, “Clearly not enough.”

Closing his eyes and sighing, Hoseok takes a deep breath before speaking up, “Hyung, I know what I’m asking you. I’ll be okay with that.”

“And will Jungkook be okay if I touch you like that?” Yoongi’s voice is uncharacteristically soft. “You know we’re talking about the same boy who refused to talk to Jimin for three days for accidentally kissing you while he was drunk right? That kiss wasn’t even intentional, Hoseok, but if this thing happens, then I’m going to be touching you not by accident. I’m going to touch you with the full intention to pleasure you, to make you moan, to wreck you, Hoseok. Do you think Jungkook would be okay with that?”

Hoseok’s response is a beat too late, “Yes. We’ve…we’ve talked about it, hyung. We’re both okay with it.”

“Listen,” Yoongi takes a deep breath, “you and Jungkook, both, are very protective of each other – possessive, too. You don’t like seeing someone else touch what’s yours. Even if you don’t express your distaste openly, I know that you’re like that. Taehyung and Jimin aren’t. Not saying that they aren’t in love, but they’re also very open compared to the two of you which is part of the reason why I can enjoy what I do with them. They do things like this all the time – sometimes with me and sometimes with other people.”

“With you and Jungkook, I don’t think it can be like that,” Yoongi continues when Hoseok stares back at him. “I wish I didn’t, but I know you two play your fair share of games, too. They’re not the kind of things, however, that Taehyung and Jimin get up to. Yours are exclusive to the two of you, Hoseok. They revolve around the two of you, your pleasure, and your satisfaction solely, and I doubt either of you will truly be okay with bringing someone else in, even if its just for a night. You’re not the kind of people to share, honestly speaking. It’s not even a matter of you don’t want to share, but more you can’t share.”

“Hyung,” Hoseok speaks up, making Yoongi pause. “I’m really grateful that you’re concerned. It makes me happy that you care about the two of us as individuals and as a couple, but Jungkook and I are actually okay with this. We talked about it last night –”

Yoongi scowls, “For how long? Did you sit down and properly talk about it? Or was it more of “hey you wanna?” and “sure” sort of thing?”

Hoseok doesn’t answer the question, only sighs, slumping against the back of the two seater, “I know that we get jealous a little easily, but we’re all going to equal participants like you said. It’s won’t be just you with me or just you with Jungkook. I would mind if was like that, but since it’s not, I’m serious when I say we’ll be okay. The two of us want to try this out, but we don’t want to ask someone who doesn’t understand us or our dynamics. So will you do it?”

Yoongi puffs his cheek, letting the air out slowly, before he turns around and sighs, “Let me think about it.”

It’s not a yes, but with the way Hoseok hugs him from the back and murmurs thanks in his ear, Yoongi’s suddenly unsure if he’s accidentally agreed or not.

“We’ll wait for your response, then! Bye, hyung!” Hoseok says, and Yoongi turns around to just barely catch the boy waving goodbye before he leaves the room.

“So, what did he say?” Jungkook asks, pulling his legs up on the chair.

“He said he’ll get back to us,” Hoseok bites his lips. “He doesn’t think we’d be able to…do it without one of us getting jealous.”

Jungkook’s eyebrows furrow, “Really?”

Hoseok hums, “I told him we talked about it and were fine with it, but he insisted we couldn’t share the other with him.”

Pausing, Jungkook thinks over Yoongi’s response, “I don’t think so, though. It’s just one night of sex with him, I’m not offering to permanently share with him.”

“Right?” Hoseok speaks up, but he doesn’t sound entirely convinced anymore, Jungkook notices. He reaches forward for the elder’s hand when the other man continues playing with his good.

“Did he say something, hyung?”

“Nothing we didn’t already know,” Hoseok says quietly. “Just that we’re possessive and get jealous easily.”

“Then what’s bothering you?”

“I don’t know, but hyung seemed so sure that we couldn’t. I mean I’m imagining you with me and someone else, and I think…I think I’m okay with it. I don’t feel anything weird.”

Jungkook nods, twirling his fork around thoughtfully, “I thought about it today as well, and I was fine with it, too. I can see why people find it hot, even.”

“Do you now, darling?” Hoseok laughs, leaning across the table for a kiss, and smiles when Jungkook mimics his actions and soft lips press against his own, “We’ll be fine.”

Jungkook nods, smiling, “Definitely.”

Hoseok’s phone buzzes at that instant, and he pulls his hand out of Jungkook’s to reach for it. Unlocking the device, he glances up at his boyfriend with wide eyes, “It’s from Yoongi hyung.”

Jungkook leans forward eagerly, his fork dropping against the plate with a clatter, eyes round, “What did he say? What did he say?”

Scrolling through the rather long text message, Hoseok lets out a small, triumphant laugh and beams at the younger, “He said he’ll do it! But he wants the three of us to spend a week together so we can get used to his presence and him being with us.”

“Oh, that’s fine,” Jungkook nods his head earnestly. “That could be fun – just like a couple of dates, right?”

“Yeah!” Hoseok grins. “Where should we take him?”

Jungkook licks his lips, “How about the skate park? We can teach him to roller blade with us! That’ll be nice.”

“Will he like it, though?” Hoseok counters, pursing his lips together. “We have to think about him too, right?”

“Oh,” Jungkook stretches out the word, linking his fingers and bringing them behind his head, flexing his arms as he does. He smirks and wiggles his eyebrows when Hoseok’s gaze draws to them, and then says, “Why don’t you ask him if he wants to?”

“Sure,” Hoseok chirps, texting the elder who replies rather quickly. “Alright, he said it’s fine as long as we don’t expect him to spend half his day there.”

Jungkook laughs, “A few hours and then lunch or dinner should be good, then. Let’s do that for the first day, because it’s comfortable territory for us and we can guide him through it, too.”

“Sounds good! How about we do the last date at home? We can cook for him and then eventually lead in to the whole…thing,” Hoseok suggests, waving his hands around vaguely in a circular motion.

“I’m okay with that! Where else?” Jungkook bites his lips, before he snaps his fingers. “OH! How about…how about that escape room? I know we were planning on going together, but Yoongi hyung is really good at things like that, right? I think taking him will be a lot of fun. We might even win!”

Hoseok laughs, shaking his head in agreement, “Let me write that down, too. I’m going to ask him if he has any places he wants to go, too, okay? We’ve decided three of the days and he can plan the other two for us.”

“Okay! See, Yoongi hyung was worried about nothing. I think this’ll work out well, hyung. Really well!”

Jungkook’s heart soars when Hoseok directs at him his favourite kind of smile – apple cheeks protruding further and tiny dimples at the top edge of his lips visible. He rises out of his chair and gives his boyfriend another kiss, Hoseok breaking it when he starts to laugh part way in.

“We’ll be fine” Jungkook whispers reassuringly against his mouth, looking down at his Hoseok with only affection and love in his eyes.

Hoseok places his phone down on the table, cupping both of Jungkook’s cheeks in his hands, and gives him a long, hard, mind-numbing kiss. He whispers as they part, “Of course, love. We will be.”

Chris Colfer Can’t Pass Up Anything Covered With Avocado

Best known as Kurt Hummel on Glee, Chris Colfer is a man of many trades. He’s currently on a book tour for the fifth installment of his wildly popular middle-grade fantasy series, the Land of Stories, with a sixth book on the way. Beginning July 22, you can also catch him in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie as a “hairdresser slash social-media consultant” to Jennifer Saunders. But first, read about his affinity for chocolate-chip cookies and what he dubs the “Trail Mix of the Gods” in this week’s Grub Diet.

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JASON BOURNE VS. OTHER LITERARY FIGURES

Posted by: David Winnick  

Robert Ludlum’s super spy Jason Bourne has had an interesting career. Though Ludlum only wrote three Bourne novels before his death, his successor Eric Van Lustbader has written nine additional stories. The novels were so popular that in 2002 a film version of the first book was made staring Matt Damon. Though the first film did not bring in huge numbers at the box office, it eventually found success on home video. This launched an incredibly lucrative film franchise with two more films starring Bourne. After a brief hiatus for The Bourne Legacy in which Jeremy Renner played a new character, Matt Damon has decided to return for the fifth installment of the film series. We at Quirk are such huge Bourne fans, we thought it might be fun to see how the super spy would fare against some other well-known literary spies.

Jason Bourne vs. George Smiley

John Le Carré created conceivable one of the greatest spies in all of literary history with George Smiley. A British intelligence agent, Smiley has come up against a plethora of difficult obstacles over his time. He is known for utilizing his extreme intelligence and general calm to think through problems. Though Smiley is a fantastic mind, he is not much in the way of a fighter. So, if it came down to a game of wits, the win would go to Smiley, but in a fist fight, Bourne all the way.

Jason Bourne vs. Jack Ryan

Another brain, Jack Ryan, created by Tom Clancy, utilizes everything he has to his advantage. Ryan was best known for his abilities in counter espionage. This is a spy who is best capable of stopping spies. Still not as good a fighter as Bourne, Ryan is a step up from Smiley in terms of getting his hands dirty. Even if he weren’t able to defeat Bourne in a hand to hand fight, he might be able to convince his opponent that there are better solutions to both of their problems.

Jason Bourne vs. Black Widow

Marvel comics creation Natasha “Black Widow” Romanova is possibly the toughest spy ever. Trained in the Red Room by Russia’s most elite, Black Widow is one of the best fighters in the Avengers. She is also incredibly sly and her covert operation skills are unmatched. This one would come down to who could take the biggest beating and considering that Romanova has fought aliens and gods, it seems likely that one super spy wouldn’t be much of a challenge.

Jason Bourne vs. James Bond

We can’t even begin to talk spies without considering the world’s most recognizable secret agent. Ian Fleming’s martini drinking, womanizing super spy started his career in the pages of Playboy. Seen to be the epitome of male fantasies, Bond is the acme of covert operative. This is even funnier when we consider that he is constantly telling everyone his name. No doubt, Bond and Bourne would give each other a run for their money, but the whole thing would likely end in a tie when they realized that they were working for allied countries.

Jason Bourne vs. Tara Chace

Another British secret spy, Tara Chace is as tough as they come. The lead character in a series of comics and novels by Greg Rucka, Chace is one of the best operatives SIS has ever had. Where others in her position haven’t even made it past their first missions, Chace seems to always scrape by. If she ever encountered Bourne, it would be a bloodbath. She would probably lose the battle, coming home broken and battered, but Bourne would be on her list for the rest of eternity. He would never be free of the watchful eye of British secret services.

Jason Bourne vs. Spy and Spy

Created by the Cuban cartoonist Prohías for Mad Magazine, Spy vs. Spy features two mute spies as they attempt to murder each other over and over. Admittedly, this is hardly a fair fight, since the spies in this comic appear to be immortal, but it would be fun to watch Bourne beat the ever loving snot out of both of them again and again. By the end Bourne would likely tucker out and be taken down by a stick of dynamite disguised as a hot dog and the readers of Mad would have a great laugh.

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The next Harry Potter? Glee star Chris Colfer's fantasy series is taking off
Have you visited The Land Of Stories yet?

July 14, 2016

By Duncan Lindsay

Glee fans across the world will know the face of Chris Colfer from his role as Kurt Hummel in the hit musical series Glee – but despite maintaining a love of acting, the star could soon be more famous for his other art form.

The actor has just released the fifth installment of his hugely popular fantasy novel series, The Land Of Stories and if you are yet to come across the books, now might be the time to get involved given their increasing popularity.

A self confessed Harry Potter fan, could Chris’ work see him become the next J.K. Rowling? Fans are already ridiculously thrilled at the prospect of the fifth novel and beyond:

The Land Of Stories follows twins Alex and Connor Bailey as they enter another world full of fairytale characters and locations. As the series progresses, the worlds expand to introduce characters from other stories and the latest book also introduces Alex and Connor to characters they have themselves created.

While aimed at children, the popularity of the series, which made it onto the New York Times bestseller list, means that it is enjoyed by far more than kids and fans of Glee.

25-year-old Chris also had a role in the recent Absolutely Fabulous movie and won awards including a Golden Globe for his portrayal as sensitive singer Kurt in Glee.

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Amazon UK Link to purchase TLOS: An Author’s Odyssey

And the fifth installment of the Errands mini-series is here! Only one more to go. :-)

Available at these fine websites:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/6492514/chapters/17341933

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11885248/22/Stolen-Moments-Rollins-Carisi

Again, thanks to @sarahincolour for the beta on this one. :-)

Enjoy!

- Avenue Potter