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unicornwizard69  asked:

What is underfell, what is underswap, and is fellswap common too? Like do they have planned out au stories that everyone generally follows (as consencus) or does everyone make up their own. Sincerely, a confused person who just searched undertale for the first time on tumblr looking for a cute phone background but instead found a bunch of au drawings.

((FIRST OFF—I just gotta say that I hecking love your icon my dude! Though I maaay be a little biased because Ryan’s my fave LMAO

In any case, Underfell, Underswap and Swapfell–as you’ve probably already gathered–are all AUs! Arguably speaking, Underfell and Underswap are some of the ‘big’ ones while Swapfell is relatively new and not as established beyond headcanons about the skelebros (at least on tumblr; originally it was centered around Alphyne by the original creator but then it got kinda derailed along the way by the fandom LOL)

Underfell was originally created by two people who have since let the fandom have full reign of it and locked up the hub blog for it (not mentioning their URLs because they said they no longer wanted to be associated with the AU). Originally, Underfell was meant to be ‘evil’ Undertale, but then the creators decided that it would be more fun to make it a design-only AU. This meant that everyone was free to use the original Underfell designs however they wanted and with whatever story they liked. The only set ‘thing’ about Underfell from that point on was that everyone looked edgy. :’D Other things that are considered universally accepted fanon lore for Underfell that don’t relate to appearances are things like Sans calling Papyrus ‘boss’ and having a taste for mustard as his condiment of choice.

Underswap was originally created by popcornpr1nce with the designs in this post. There used to be hub blog with information for this AU as well but that has also been shut down for a while now and, as far as I know, popcornpr1nce has since let people do their own thing with the AU. Underswap is essentially a swap of some of the more prominent roles in Undertale. So Swap!Papyrus takes on the role of Sans and is the one you fight at the end of a No Mercy run, Swap!Toriel takes Asgore’s place in the castle, Swap!Undyne takes Alphys’s place in the labs, etc. You can see most of the main swaps in that original picture but there are some more obscure ones (such as Gaster and Riverperson swapping) that have been kind of lost to the fandom since the hub blog went down.

Swapfell was originally created by kkhoppang who has since deleted their blog and also their twitter I believe ;m; I don’t have a link to their original line-up of character designs but I do have a couple other links to their Alphyne designs (along with some Tori and Napstaton <3) and their finalised versions of what the skelebros would look like. The designs you see floating around tumblr for the bros now are a popular fanon version that sort of took over after kkhopang left and aren’t actually anything like their original version. In any case, the idea of Swapfell was basically taking the Underswap universe and making it ‘edgy’ like Underfell and thus combining the two AUs into one. I actually don’t know much else about the AU in general—not in the least because I can’t speak a lick of Korean so I don’t know if there was ever any lore associated with kkhoppang’s pictures or not ahahahha

So, as far as stories go, Underfell and Swapfell have no set stories and everyone is free to sort of do whatever they like with the AUs, though most people typically keep in making it follow Undertale’s general story with the additions of a little more angst and violence LOL Underswap has more of a rigid format in that, beyond the swaps, the story stays the same as Undertale, but many fans have done creative twists of their own and really made the AU into something fantastic as well!

In the end though, honestly, you should feel free to interpret the AUs however you want and however you most enjoy them! If you’re new to AUs, it might seem a little off-putting or even over-whelming at first, but it can be a lot of fun to dig into them if you find people who do it in a way you like! And if you don’t like anything already made, there’s always the option of doing your own version! :’)

Anyways, I hope that was informative and, also, I hope you eventually got a sufficiently cute phone background!! <33 And if you ever need help on that note, totally IM me dude and I will hook you up because I’ve been hoarding pretty fanart for aaages ;3))

gri-clover  asked:

OH HELL I CAN'T DECIDE between this one: “So, is there anyone you’re secretly crushing on?” and this one: “If I see another couple holding hands, I’ll… I’ll-” :3 thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks Beeeeeeeeeeeeells! love ya

Awww Gri I love you too babe! I mixed the prompt and put a dash of Allydia in there for you and it got BIG, I hope you like it! All my love and gratitude to @mahnaxmahna​  for the beta work on this you’re amazing!


Stiles hated valentine’s day.

“No, that’s not true. It’s not like I hate it, okay? I just think it is a day made up for capitalists to earn money. I mean there is a whole section of the market just for it? It’s flower shops, food companies, teddy bears, restaurants, hotels, and a lot of our entertainment section is directioned to a day of the year made for us to spend money. It’s ridiculous.”

“You know that you actually sound like a whiny bitch without a date, right? Trust me on this Stiles, you don’t want to be that bitch. You want to be the fierce bitch who get’s the girl, or the guy, or the non binary person. Sometimes your pansexuality tires me. I mean, I have to cover all the bases, while you aren’t getting on anyone’s bases,” Lydia told him for tenth time.

They were lazing around Lydia’s office, waiting for the last print of pictures to decide which one they would put in the current issue, but their photographer was late. Stiles was currently lying in Lydia’s expensive couch that was indeed more comfortable than Stiles bed, while Lydia had her legs up on the desk. Perks of being the Editor in Chief and the creative director of the QUEER magazine.

“Right, why not throw it in your best friend’s face that he’s not getting laid, or getting loved. And also insult his sexuality in the process. Someday I’ll believe you and file a lawsuit against you, Lyds.”

“As if you would ever sue me. First, you know you would lose because Allison would kick your lawyer’s ass in the next generation, and second, you love me too much to risk it. Talking about Ally, I want to tell you something, but I don’t know if you can keep your bloody mouth shut.”

“What? Lydia? You can’t just look to me and say, look I gotta tell you something but I can’t. I have anxiety and I’m also very curious and nosy, you know I need to know, and I need to know now! Besides I would never tell anyone your secret.”

“You would. If it was anything related to Ally, you would sell my soul in a blink of an eye.” She gave him a meaningful look and he had to yield.

“Okay, you’re right. I would tell Ally. But she’s my sister Lydia, it’s like my duty.”

“I’m not criticizing the fact you put my girlfriend first Stiles. I would never get between you two, you know that, but I want this to be kept secret. I need it to be.”

Stiles sat up and took a second to look at Lydia, really look at her, and he noticed a emotion so rare, that it was almost like a pod person had taken control of his best friend’s body.

Lydia Martin was insecure, and there was only one reason for her to feel like that.

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Q & A with Joanna Volpe, head of New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc. and agent to Veronica Roth (Divergent), Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha), and Kody Keplinger (The Duff)

1. What does an agent do? Do I need an agent?

An agent is an author’s advocate, career partner, editor, negotiator, advisor and champion. But that doesn’t mean that every author needs an agent.  I will say that at the very least, every author should have some kind of advocate who is well-versed in the publishing industry, whether it be an agent or a publishing attorney.  But a lawyer’s job is much narrower: they advocate and negotiate, but they can’t give career advice, edit your manuscript or work on your publicity and marketing plans.  So it really just depends on what you need. 

2. Is there any way to increase your chances of having your query selected from the slush pile?

Yes, by writing a good query!  There are tons of resources online that can show you how to do that.  

3. What happens after the query is selected from the slush pile?

After a query is selected, I ask for the full manuscript.  And after I read the full manuscript, I decide whether or not I want to have a call with the author and see if we’re a good fit to work together. 

4. Have you ever passed on a ms. that went on to do well? If so, what went into this decision?

Absolutely!  I’ve passed on plenty of projects that went on to sell and some to sell very well.  Many factors go into that kind of decision, and the biggest one is: I don’t offer representation to a manuscript.  I offer representation to an author.  Sometimes I’ll love a manuscript, but as soon as I get to know the author, I realize very quickly that we don’t share the same career goals and vision for their work.  And in times like those, I don’t offer representation.  There are also a number of times when I read a manuscript and think it’s great, but I just don’t personally love it enough to champion it through the good times and the bad times.  So I pass, and watch it go on to sell with the right agent for that author.  There are a lot of reasons, and I have never personally passed on something that I regret.  

5. What are the top three common mistakes authors make? 

In queries, the biggest mistake I see is that they don’t talk enough about the project. They talk more about themselves and why their book is great, but not enough about the story itself.  It happens all the time. 

In revisions, underestimating how much time they’ll need to edit a book.  Particularly early on in their careers. They don’t want to displease anyone, so I’ve seen many authors set deadlines that they can’t keep. Even if something is going to take longer, just be realistic and honest upfront.  It helps everyone else plan around you!

After publication, they read the online reviews of their book.  Big mistake, and one that almost everyone makes.  I am a firm believer that constructive criticism is a crucial element in honing one’s craft.  But there’s no way to filter the constructive from the downright silly or mean things said online.  And every author I’ve ever worked with is not prepared for how painful that experience can be.  It’s creatively stifling, and very difficult to get over.  DO NOT LOOK!

6. How is querying for a picturebook different from a MG or YA title?

When you’re querying as an illustrator, you’ll include links to your portfolio and may include a full “dummy” of the picture book for review. You’ll still need a pitch though!

7. What is your favorite part of your job? The least favorite?

My favorite part of my job is when I get to read a new manuscript that I am enjoying.  It is one of the best feelings!  Even better if I have time to ruminate afterward for a while. Think on it. 

My least favorite part of the job is when I have to part ways with a client. 

8. What is a fun fact that few people know about you?

Popcorn is my absolute favorite snack.  Particularly movie theater popcorn. 

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arthur + merlin AU; Can I Keep You?

The way he died would leave anyone turning in their grave. Merlin was walking to a cafe across the street, and bam! A car rams into him and ends everything. He can’t enter into the afterlife until he can rest in peace; and until then, he is trapped in his parents’ old house. Some years later, Arthur Pendragon buys the place, determined to clean it up and renovate it, in order to sell it. It’s the first human being Merlin has seen in years. Taking advantage of being a ghost, he plays multiple pranks on Arthur. But one day, the blonde spots him, and Merlin is forced to reveal himself. Before they know it, they have become friends. But when you’re a ghost, friendship is a tricky thing. 

He comes up close to Arthur; the man is almost in a deep sleep. He looks so peaceful; so content; so alive. “Can I keep you?” Merlin whispers. He reaches out to touch him, but his hand goes straight through Arthur. 

It’s a tricky thing, loving someone when you’re a ghost…