nsfw, praise kink, xeno, oviposition under the cut!! (ao3 link)
During the seven months he and Eren have been together, Levi’s grown used to his boyfriend’s little quirks. He makes whistling little noises when he sleeps, not unlike a small cat, and physically cannot ingest hot foods or beverages. It has something to do with the atmospheric conditions on his home planet and thus the evolution of their species’ oral cavity, he’d explained once, but back then Levi had still been too perplexed by his long, sharp tongue to listen too carefully. In fact, Eren could live solely on lukewarm water and sunlight if he wanted to, but ever since settling on Earth he’d quickly developed a fondness for vegetables and fruits of all sorts.
“Hang on. So, if you don’t need food to survive,” Levi had said once while watching Eren gobble down a whole watermelon, peels and all, “does that mean you don’t poop either?”
Plain sight - 37k, Charles ran away from home at a young age and has been using his telepathy to hide amongst the crowd, and now, years later, a curious detective has begun to notice him, and Charles thinks he might be ready to rejoin the world. I’m pretty sure I’ve rec’d this before but I got rlly emotional about this fic ok just read it I love i t
The Amazing Adventures of Cat-Man - 10k, Charles and Erik are both corny sidekicks to the local superhero and his corresponding supervillain. This is like, the cutest fic.
Diplomatic Immunity - 22k, “Erik has just finished helping liberate Genosha, and is still very scarred by his own time as a slave. He has no way to realize that in Westchester, ‘slave,’ means something more like, 'an indentured servant who has human rights and whose owner is responsible for their care and keeping to the terms of the indenture contract.’ So of course, he can’t possibly exploit the beautiful boy he finds in his bed. Charles is extremely put out by this.” this fic rlly hit the spot & I love the worldbuilding going on
How To Tie a Knot - 3k, “A honeymoon, a marriage, a wedding. They’ve reached the better side of for better and for worse, at last.”
Accidentally Welcome to the Rest of Your Lives - 2.5k, “Erik and Charles have nothing in common until they end up having sex at someone’s party. They don’t have much in common after that, either, but find each other a hard habit to quit.”
Something Wonderful - 8k, “It was just a day into their cross country recruitment trip and Erik knew he was in trouble the moment he began to mentally catalogue the things he loved about Charles.”
Lessons from What’s Poor - 15k, AU, they’ve been together for a few years and Charles waking with a fever is just another hurdle they have to overcome. This is a bittersweet fic but it ends on a good note.
Stages of Grief - 4k, “Charles thought the worst day of his life was when Erik walked away. He was wrong. The worst day of his life is the day Erik returns to tell him that his sister is dead.”
No Sting - 3k, undercover married ficcccc. secret agent AU
Devil’s Own Luck - 3k, historical AU, Erik finds his way back to the school eventually, though not always in one piece.
Toy Soldier - 5k, “Charles is a toy maker who collects broken, unloved toys in order to repair them and find them loving homes. One winter’s evening, he returns to his workshop to find a badly damaged metal man named Erik.”
PWP/Kink recs under the cut! (and y’know what, i’m gonna give up on putting the word counts on these cause trust me they’re all under 5k, also i am continually ashamed by how much more PWP i am reading than fics with actual content to them pls dont judge me i’m stressed and get emotionally attached to fics too easily)
Do you have any suggestions for people who suffer sever art block? I haven't really drawn much for the past 3 years and I keep trying to doodle, but I just get really discouraged because I am so rusty and I am not at the skill level I feel I should be. Which is silly, I know, as I haven't drawn much in years and there is no set bar for skills. I know it takes practice but I just wish I could be more patient with myself and get out of this drawing funk :(
From what you say I dont need to repeat that yeah indeed there it no set bar for skills like it’s all up to you… sounds to me like it sounds more like you’re getting demotivated because your art is not at the quality you want it to be yet you’re unable to fournish the time and effort dealing with it to improve. I think this is a very common problem but it’s a question on whether you’re going to ignore that feeling and push through or let it take over and stop you @ if you’re going to improve/get out of that kind of block. IM GONNA SPLIT THIS POST IN TWO - first on dealing with this specific type of art block, and then one on artblocks in general. Under cut - WARNING REAL LONG POST-
Rant/pep talk. If you dont agree just ignore this. Dont take me srsly either lol
Just few words of encouragement for you aspiring/amateur/hobby artists. If you dont call yourself an artist and consider yourself more of a “person who draws/writes” thats fine too but remember that being an artist is not only a job title, or something you do pretty often. You just are okay. Everybody can be an artist!!! Kindergarteners are artists!! YOUR PLANT IS ART
Anyways where i was going with this. Ah right. This is just coming from the heart ok and I’m gonna be blunt about it. If you think that the notes on your art posts reflect how good you are THATS BULLSHIT. And i will admit it ok but i feel salty about some posts of mine which didnt take much effort gaining more popularity than the ones i spent lit DAYS. (I feel salty about other ppl too lol I’m human let me be) so I’m like WTF Tumblr ppl? so anyways one of the reasons why i think (personal opinion coming from personal experience dont hate me for this) its bc of how a fandom works. A lot of fanart get more popular than original work so lets face it. Its more of a crowd interested in the same topic than individuals looking for original stories. And its also one of the reasons why i stayed as a fanartist or created original stories but with ALREADY existing characters. Ya i need to make friends somehow lmao
Many drawings will get to 10k+ and it’s sometimes due (but absolutely NOT the only reason) to it being cute and simple, a relatable comic, A POPULAR SHIP, a trending style, or a good ass headcanon that will break many hearts. BUT they face cons too like having their art reposted shit ton of times or badly edited and resized in a horrible way or just ppl hating on them bc they dont agree. I feel for you. And its not like they intended to be that way ok MY POINT is to talk about how a fandom behaves and not shit on artists OK I LOVE ARTISTS THEY ARE ALL COOL BUT I FEEL INTIMIDATED. Ok bye
(Not like I’m saying they dont deserve all that bc there are actually ppl w super cool stuff and styles that deserve so much more and they EARNED it. every single one of heir followers and note. They worked their ass off, studied, practiced everyday, been doing it for years, etc.. I started drawing since i was a kid and just practiced hard a lot so i get to defend myself lol)
And some people (me included) think that a drawing reaching over 1k notes is a milestone. I mean it is!!!! My shit got seen by prob over 500 ppl in the whole world holy shit!!! My mom would never believe this!! but dont get hung on trying to reach a notes count quota!!! Because many reasons THAT YOU HAVE NO CONTROL OVER play a role on how your posts are being reached. Either someone is followed by a popular blog and their stuff gets spread like wildfire, it’s /aesthetic/ and trendy so they are a hot topic, it’s released p fast after some ep aired (ie drawing what happened in the ep that just broadcasted 10 min) its like fresh bread just out of the oven and still warm. The amount of hashtags used since they contribute to how searchable your stuff is. And then the elephant in the room. THE FANDOM ITSELF. Yes I’m talking about gay sports anime. And others ahem.
AGAIN I’m not blaming the artists themselves, you are all cool keep doing your thing. Its their choice what they decide to draw for. If you suspect some of us decided to draw a fandom just to be popular or be noticed or wtv LET US BE. ITS OUR LIFE. If we are not hurting or offending you then you really dont have anything to complain about. Ahem I’m getting myself dragged off topic. Try to not be sleep deprived my children this is what happens.
BUT YOOOUUUUUUU. If you are discouraged bc of notes, popularity, or the type of ppl following you (if its p*rn blogs then I’m rly concerned) STOP!!! AND LOOK AT ME!! WELL JUST KEEP READING!!! YOU ARE VALUABLE. EVERYTHING YOU PRODUCE IS AMAZING BC BEING ABLE TO CREATE SOMETHING FROM YOUR IMAGINATION IS LIKE TOTALLY AMAZING. DO NOT TAKE FOR GRANTED YOUR ENTHUSIASM OR ABILITY TO DO SOMETHING!!!! When I’m a rotten old tomato i will be HELLA PROUD of all the shit i drew in my blossoming years. Like “look at all the sad and horrible drawings i did kids. YES ALL BY ME. Nobody believed this headcanon but i went and did it!!!”
Nobody or nothing should stop you from creating art!!!! GO WILD MY FRIEND. Go do what your heart desires do not let NUMBERS decide if you are worthy of exposure or friends or tags we are all big nerds at the end. DRAW WRITE CREATE WITHOUT A CARE IN THE WORLD. IF YOU DONT THINK YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH well let me tell you you will always be your harshest judge. You are the only who knew what went through the process and what mistakes happened. And nobody is perfect tbh not everybody can be beyonce. And THAT IS FINE. I go to sleep knowing I’m not her but i still get up and do my thing!!!
It’s a pill hard to swallow sometimes for some of us. That we want to know where we lie, how popular can we be, how many ppl can we attract, why are we not like others. It’s ALL FINE BUDDY. I sometimes cant ignore it and worry about it too. But then i show my friends the smallest of my crappy doodles from middle school AND THEY ALL THINK ITS AMAZING. Well not all. Again we are all not beyonce. So whatever the internet says irl could be a diff story. But how did that compliment happened?? (i like praise and attention ok i said it it helps my self steem dont judge) BECAUSE YOU CREATED SOMETHING
Ok this is my pep talk to you all. Be proud of what you create. Share it w others if you want. Just start. That’s the biggest hurdle sometimes. Taking the initiative. Sometimes we just need a small push so I’m writing this to push you. Imagine what you could create some years later if you just dont give a shit and improve w every creation you make??? AMAZING RIGHT MY MOM WOULD BE PROUD she will judge tho she calls all my drawings pikachu
OK OK OK OK WARNINGS FOR BLOOD, GORE,EYE VIOLENCE, ARM TRAUMA, NECK VIOLENCE, NON CONSENSUAL VIOLENCE (YA KNO LIKE HOW TONY N PAIGE LIKE TO MURDER EACH OTHER? ITS NOT LIKE THAT), AND OF COURSE DEATH
TECHNICALLY THIS ONE IS MORE IN THE SPIRIT OF THE VIDEOS SINCE ITS PRETTY MUCH THEM FUCKING WITH THE PUPPETS???
IT GOT OUT OF HAND IT GOT SO OUT OF HAND I EVEN BACKED OUT OF LIKE FOUR THINGS AND ITS STILL
IM SORRY IM SO SORRY IM
Tony flipped through the sheets of paper Paige had laid out in front of him. He’d been silently examining them while she rattled off the plan, trying to keep any hints of approval off his face. Eventually, though, he had to admit it.