their friendship is fab

I wanted to give that moment to Louise, because she’d been such a frivolous character, a gossipy Paris woman, but she’s really Claire’s only friend there besides Master Raymond, her only woman friend, and because Claire had helped her. When Louise had the dilemma and was pregnant and wondering about her baby, Claire was there for her and said, “I’ll do either one. I’ll help you rid yourself of this baby if that’s what you really want, but if you want to keep it I’ll help you do that, too.” And so I wanted the friendship of the women, just like the witch trial had with Claire and Geillis; I was very interested in portraying women’s friendships and this is already a love story, we already have plenty of Jamie and Claire, and strong men in Scotland. I always want to have more women characters and I wanted this to be a moment with her and Louise…
—  Outlander screenwriter Toni Graphia on Claire and Louise’s friendship in “Faith” (x)

anonymous asked:

Do you have any recommendations for shikatema fanfics?

SHIT ANON I CAN’T BELIEVE I FORGOT ABOUT THIS COMPLETELY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SHIKATEMA FANFICS ARE SO IMPORTANT

I have a pretty hella list of recs for every Shikatema lover (though be warned about 99-100% of them are HARD R)

  • So Three Days by lotos-eater is basically the flagship fic for the shikatema fandom. It’s a long-ass oneshot but basically one of the best fics of all time READ IT
  • Mistake by lollipop-mania is a really nice one (I recommend looking at her other shikatema fics too, she’s dang good)
  • Candlelight by DrerrRedclaw. v v well written and gr9
  • A Little Harmony by antagonistic. AU that’s kind of bittersweet but AMAZING and as many of you know AUs are kinda my jam
  • Rigged Rivalry by LuteLyre. WARNING this is InoShikaTema but I had to include it because it’s so incredibly written but yeah it’s gonna make you sad as frick frack
  • A Stupid Excuse for a Fairytale by TaintedMoonlight. Another AU, another great shikatema writer.
  • Ambassadors by SORD. The only WIP I’ll put on here, promise. Really great though.
  • On Misdials by lollipop-mania again. It’s just one chapter from a series of oneshots, but DAMN It’s fab. Another AU. (go to chapter 6)
  • Friendship by Pickles the Great. The POV is mostly from other characters but the focus is shikatema and there’s SAND SIBS LOVE WHICH IS V GOOD YES GIVE ME ALL THE SAND SIBS
  • Changing Season by rosemuse. SHORT FLUFFY SHIKATEMA BABY AAHHHHH
  • Steady Against the Tide by greychalk. Short and sweet.

I’ll probably be adding on to this later but FUCK YEAH SHIKATEMA FICS GO MY FRIENDS

hey… do u want a book… with lgbt characters…. with humour… but teaches abt friendship and betrayal… with fab character development… and actual mentions of the main characters being victims of abuse… go get urself the trials of apollo asap

anonymous asked:

oh c'mon, you can't ship everyone with everyone. stallison? really? they didn't even have more than 5 scenes (maximum) together, please stop it. oh i know, let's ship isaac with scott's mom. what? he was in her house lots of times. who know what they've been doing? see? it is ridiculous

So, I didn’t really want to answer this, because I try to be 100% wank free, but I feel like I have to because ship shaming is my least favorite thing. 

First, in defense of Stallison, in canon the two are shown to be best friends, not like Allison and Lydia or Scott and Stiles, but still best friends and a strong team. For starters: 

  • In season one, Allison makes sure to invite Stiles to come to parties.
  • He makes sure that she gets a ride home before helping Scott in the pilot. 
  • He checkes on her whenever she could be in danger.
  • Scott, Lydia, Jackson and Stiles are the first and primary friends she makes in Beacon Hills.
  • Her friendship with Stiles is independent of her relationship with Scott.
  •  When Scott and Allison are fighting, she is still talks to Stiles. In fact, he basically smoothes over their relationship multiple times. They talk pretty frequently canonically. 
  • ALLISON SETS STILES UP ON A DATE WITH LYDIA. I’M SORRY BUT THIS KIND OF JUST PROVES TO ME THAT THEY DEFINITELY HAVE A FRIENDSHIP THAT IS SOLID. ALLISON KNOWS ALL ABOUT STILES, AND STILES, IN TURN, KNOW A LOT ABOUT ALLISON. 
  • Literally of the Argents, were easily able to identify Stiles.
  • Kate recognized him easily and knew that he and Allison were close friends. 
  • No seriously, all the Argents seem to know Stiles well. 
  • Stiles and Allison are Team Human. They’ve saved everybody’s asses together. Multiple times. 
  • They plot together. 
  • They banter and it is adorable. 
  • Also, 2x05. Enough Said. They really trust each other. 
  • Allison and Stiles have a really trusting relationship. She trusts him to tell her everything, and he trusts her to tell him everything, especially when they had to be quiet about things in Season 2. 
  • They protect each other constantly. 
  • I’m bringing this up again because I think it is important: They talk quite frequently in canon. (Though, her parents do see a spike once she is involved with the supernatural.) In Season 2 and Season 3, after Scott and Allison break up, Stiles and Allison still appear to be close and communicating. 
  • The sacrifice scene when they all look to each other for comfort. 
  • Allison organizes a fucking heist to save his ass. THE GIRLS ORGANIZE THE HEIST NOT SCOTT AND ISAAC. ALLISON AND LYDIA ARE LIKE SAVE STILES AND TAKE HIS NOGITSUNE DOWN
  • Stiles literally says, ”I guess the only good thing is it looks like I’m dying, too”
  • [EDIT FROM THE LOVELY stallissons]: “LET’S NOT FORGET ALLISON TAKING THE FIRING PIN OUT OF ARGENT’S GUN SO THAT HE WOULDN’T SHOOT STILES”

And i think that last quote is what really sums it up, okay? Teen Wolf is terrible at showing friendships, it mostly just tells us that they exist, and Stallison is one of the many victims of this sloppy bit of writing. But Stiles and Allison were close, and after Allison dies, Stiles says the only good thing is that maybe he will die too. They are close friends canonically that love each other in a friend way. And that’s great, their friendship was amazing and underrated, but really important to both of them. As the only humans in the group, the two constantly worked together and were kind of each other’s human anchors. AND THAT IS ALL CANON. 

I, personally, think that this canonical chemistry, works as both a friendship and a potential romance. (Their banter is fab) I like them as both and celebrate their great friendship. And just because we don’t see every moment of their friendship doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It clearly does. 

And to go back to your arguments that they onle have five scenes together, that invalidates a good amount of Teen Wolf ships: Derica, Dennifer, Sterica, Scisaac, Stisaac, Allica, and STEREK.

I guess that I’m saying is that Teen Wolf doesn’t really like to develop nonromantic relationships, which means that we, as a fandom, tend to forget that these KIDS are best friends who would die for each other. Stiles and Allison did love each other, as friends, and that is enough for me.