I’ve decided to do fic rec posts over hiatus. I’m reading so many fics, and I have about 70 bookmarked, so I thought this would be a good way to help support fan fic writers and give everyone more reading options. I love when other blogs do this, and always mark the fics for later. I read about 99% Malec fics, so that’s what you’ll find here, if otherwise I’ll note it. Look at the ratings and tags on these because I read a lot of Mature fics.Here goes.
246,992 words (yes, really), 18/25 Chapters, Malec Hockey AU
Honestly, if you are in this fandom and you haven’t at least heard of @otppurefuckingmagic‘s ITSB, then I might think you live under a rock. If you haven’t read it, you should. Please don’t be put off by the word count. It is my favorite fic ever and so fucking brilliant, and you should all just read it. (Although I suspect anyone reading this already has, most likely)
This fic by @cjblack322 is another one of my favorites. There are Malec dates and Malec sex in many different ways. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever read. I read it again and again. It’s AMAZING and will literally set your body on fire, so there’s that.
24,885 words, 10/10 Chapters, Malec AU but set in SH world
This fic by my lovely friend @malec-on-ice is wonderful. Go watch head of the institute Alec meet Magnus and see if they can get together :) So much fluff and flirty, and what the hell are you doing, just do the thing already.
My delightful friend, @intangibel is in my opinion, one of the very best writers in this fandom. SO many amazing fics from her, so you’ll see her name again and again on my fic rec posts. This fic is one where Magnus isn’t good at something for once and Alec takes great pleasure in teaching him, making it awkward for Simon, who lives at Magnus’ place. Features one of my fave things ever, a protective Alec. It’s incredible.
So, my dear friend, @alyxhavok is an incredible writer, with many fics to choose from. This is a new wip and one of my favorite things. The interesting combo of Magnus as a nervous newbie of a company where Alec is a promiscuous CEO. I cannot wait to see where this one goes.
Another awesome writer and my lovely friend @sfjessii used a pic taken of Matt in the countryside as inspiration for this fic. So much freaking fluff and love. This writer is one of the very best I have ever read at descriptions. Just. So. Damn. Good. Lots of little drabbles that will make your heart burst with happiness.
You’ll notice that several of these came from prompts by @ladymatt. She thinks of the best prompts!
nobody asked for this, but i wanted to mention some of the people i love following as a way to thank you all for the milestone :) i can’t believe i actually managed to trick so many people into following me. a lot of these blogs aren’t my mutuals, but they’re amazing and i love their content.
NOTE: Most of these pics are Sakura-centric, multi-saku shippy, or dark. I’ll make sure to include TWs that I can remember for as many as possible. We’ll start with authors first. I’ll also include tumblrs that I know for them. They’re all great.
And these are just my favorites! There’s bound to be so many more out there! So keep an eye out, and feel free to add your own favorites.
Can you explain how you know the baby isn't real? I don't know who to believe
well for starters she was never pregnant
fake bump in one picture (this is halloween so around 7 months-ish)
and would you look at that it suddenly vanishes in another picture taken the same day:
you can see it’s her arm wrapped around her stomach which would still be noticeably huge if she was actually pregnant:
this picture below would have been when she was nearly 9 months pregnant. notice how there’s no bump. my food baby is bigger than her stomach.
also here’s how we know for sure the christmas pic is from this year 123456
this picture below would have been taken like at least a couple of weeks before the christmas pic:
so where did the bump magically vanish to?
and i know there’s an argument that she was pregnant earlier than they announced and then gave birth before christmas but that makes no sense because then she’d be WAY bigger here (speaking of which … WHY THE HELL WAS A RANDOM NON CELEBRITY PAPPED?):
and here (this is mid-september):
hilariously they gave her a new bigger bump THE NEXT DAY after we all pointed out how weirdly low and small the fake bump she had was in the pic above.
Which webcomics do you read and like? (if you read them of course)
DO I READ WEBCOMICS?!? WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? I don’t think anyone can be a good comic artist if they don’t read a billion comics. I feel like this list is just a fraction of good online comics out there, and I’m sure I’ve forgotten some really good ones, but without further ado, here’s:
I’m so proud to have Brainchild as Witchy’s sister comic because it is SO AMAZING!!! Please read Brainchild if you like coming of age comics, cool mutants, mysterious powers and cute girls dating. Even if those aren’t usually your thing you should still check Brainchild out because Suzanne’s execution of the entire thing is fantastic! I’m so excited to see where it goes. Suzanne has a fantastic grip on colour and her panelling is always beautiful.
Knights Errant: Pavane is actually a reboot of the original, but let me tell you it is a reboot that WORKS. Jen is a fantastic storyteller and the pacing of Pavane compared to KE is amazing, and I’ve immediately been drawn into the world. Read if you like chivalry, political intrigue and queer knights! Jen’s pages always have this perfect balance to them, and I feel like they get the most out of every panel.
If there is someone that really knows how to write a good character drama, it’s Mickey. BFF has been running for a couple of years and I swear every update leaves me crying and kicking the wall in sad, horny frustration. Recently BFF has switched from a traditional webcomic format to more of a serial, heavily illustrated story, but that doesn’t make it any less gripping. It deals with the fine line between intimate friendship and romance, sexuality, and all that other good high school drama stuff. It’s also incredibly stylish and cool!
I’m pretty sure Hero is the comic on this list that I’ve been following the longest, and for good reason. I don’t think any comic has ever made me feel sadness and yearning as strongly as Hero has. The dialogue and prose is beautiful, as are the illustrations, and Hwei draws fantastic page layouts. The first time I discovered it I stayed up till 3 am reading it, and it still has a lot of sentimental value to me. This was one of the first comics I read that really made me want to work in comics.
Yossra is a fantastic artist and I wish more people read her comic! She has such a great sense of colour that immerses me in the world so well. It’s still relatively early on, but the story follows two children and a mysterious man who can commune with the spirits of a long gone civilization, and it’s super intriguing.
(I’m sorry I had to stop inserting pics here bc the post would be WAY too long and also it was eating up my day)
TINF has travelled so far since I started reading it; back when it was a little high school collab project on Smackjeeves. Nikki has such a unique art style it’s such a joy to see what she does with her pages! It has another high school setting but is unlike any high school story I’ve read, where the main characters hunt down a mysterious author named Sydney Morgan.
H&J is a super stylish murder-mystery type comic where the two main characters, Helvetica and John, run a slapdash private investigation agency. The writing is hilarious, fun, and engaging and I am in love with Helvetica.
I only read KSBD last week but I was immediately hooked. It has the most beautifully, intricately detailed art I’ve ever seen, great colour, and some SUPER interesting world building elements based on indian and other deities. It’s just super dynamic and interesting and you should read if you love a good blood bath (conversely, avoid if you’re feint of heart. also warning because the first few pages have a bit of sexual cohersion)
GAY WESTERN ROMANCE WITH CENTAURS? how can anyone say no. Hotblood has a great sense of atmosphere, probably because of Toril’s nuanced colouring and the balance of slow and fast pacing. It’s rare in webcomics that there are just pages that give the audience time to breathe, and I really appreciate that in Hotblood.
Another comic that’s still in early stages, Arboreta has begun with a beautiful slow pace reminiscent of a ghibli film. I love that it takes the time to linger on the little details of life and nature.
I have a weakness for magical girl stories, and Agents of the Realm is super promising. It has all the good stuff; magical amulets, scary monsters and weird and mysterious mentors, but at the same time feels more grounded in reality because of the down-to-earthedness of the characters.
Boulet’s comics are weekly strips, but on a whole other level to what I’ve seen before. Most of it is slice of life stuff, but then he’ll knock you out of the park with a huge strip that keeps you scrolling for minutes, about a man who adventures down into the center of the earth. You never quite know what to expect when Boulet updates, apart from the fact that it’ll be amazing.
Do you like slice of life comics about witches and female friendships? then you should read Balderdash! It has a super cute art and some beautiful world building ideas, and a headstrong main character who just wants to bake.
Another slice of life comic with some really great character development. I’m super invested in the lives and relationships of this cool, diverse cast of interesting monsters and humans. A lot of well executed queer relationships!
Nimona just finished up and I recommend that everyone give it a read. It’s just an all around good comic. Great writing, great art, and some really sweet and unexpected character interactions. It subverts a lot of Hero/Villain tropes.
TJ & Amal is another comic that finished recently and it was so, so amazing. I had been reading it from the very beginning and while I hated to see it go, it ended wonderfully. It is seriously one of the most subtle and wonderful comics out there, and E.K. Weaver has such a knack for small character details. I don’t know what you’re doing if you don’t read this comic!
If you’re into comics and you’re not reading Cucumber Quest hurry up!! do it now!!! It’s one of my favourites and has amazing art, hilarious writing and reminds me of my my favourite nintendo game so it feels cozy and comfortable and nostalgic to read. If you’ve ever played the Mario & Luigi RPGs or the Paper Mario games, I can bet that you’ll love this comic.
Another one of my faves, another one of those “how are you not reading this if you say you like comics” kind of comics. There are a lot of stories about young people living in New York but I want to say this is the best of them. Super hilarious when it wants to be, super poignant when it wants to be, the story about the mysterious visitor legit made me cry. One of the few things where I care about the straight characters smooching.
So SORRY this turned into a colossal post, I hope everyone who’s interested in broadening their comic horizons will take a look! each comic here is gold.
Omg, I never mention all the people I want to and I always feel so bad about it, so please, bare with me. Here’s just a quick ramble of the people I talk with the most.
@illuminateshawn my best friend and the sister I never had but always wanted. She posts vids and pics and I’m her biggest fan and you need to follow her because I say so. I love this one more than I love Shawn and that says a lot.
@illumendes the sexiest ass in town and I love her and her ass very much though she’s kinda a bitch but she’s my main bitch and my fave bitch so it’s ok i love her very much! No but really, I love you it’s a joke. You’re the best sis
@shit-to-kinda-okay is literally a fucking ray of sunshine and if i had the next 12 hours to talk about her I would, but I kinda got things to do. She’s such a pure heart and soul and I just love her with all my being and so will you and you won’t even notice you’re being sucked in. ALSO HER VIDS MAKE ME SOB
@saysweartogod EMILY IS A FUCKING BITCH FOR BREAKING MY HEART AND LEAVING ME but she’s also like the prettiest, sweetest and most supporting little thing I know and I hate to admit the fact that I love her the most and she’s like my guilty pleasure without the guilty really (i stalk ya and i’m proud) and she just deserves hugs and candy and i love this one very much i can barely breathe.
@shawnzayn MAKES THE BEST FUCKING EDITS IN THE WORLD AND I AM HER BIGGEST FAN DON’T FIGHT ME ON THIS. ALSO SHE’S SO SWEET MY HEART CAN’T DEAL
@starrynightshawn I CRY WHEN I SEE HER PRETTY FACE JUST THOUGHT YOU ALL SHOULD KNOW BECAUSE IT’S KILLING ME
@thesmutofthemendes I’m a fan, like I’m such a fan and she’s so cool and I’ll never be that cool but she rocks and I’m here for this and for her.
Also shoutout to all the amazing people I haven’t been able to post, because honestly I care so much for every single one slipping into my messages and my asks and I’m such a stan for them. Check out the people I follow, because the rest of the awesome blogs are in there and I just always feel so bad for not being able to write down every single blog and I always feel like I forget like 204 blogs that I adore and talk to so much too….
Dick Grayson: social media confuses dick tbh so he sticks to instagram only, sometimes snapchat if he wants to send dumb pics to the family. he’s so insta-famous. boy either knows his angles or he doesnt have a bad one bc DAMN he gets a lot of emoji usage in his comments if u catch my drift (the fire, tongue, and and 100% emoji’s bein the bulk of it) but also dick is the one to post really embarrassing ‘throwback thursday!’ pictures of the fam and (usually tim) just comments ‘please delete this’ and dick never does. Honestly dick’s instagram account is just a nice fun time. he runs the kind of instagram account that makes you wanna bring this boy to dinner so you and ur mom can drool over how good ur taste in dude’s are…….jason however
Jason Todd: jason has a vine, an instagram, and a twitter. on his instagram is selfies taken with angles that should make him look awful but never do. theyre usually kinda blurry (adds to the aesthetic) and sometimes there’s blood on him, his clothes, his phone, but don’t worry about it. jason loooooves taking bad candids of the boys, he’s the only one who’s taken a bad pic of dick. for the girls however, he takes amazing candid shots and labels them ‘queen of the household’ for cass or ‘fucker in charge of you fucking fucks’ for kori. for the boys he captions them ‘for sale- $25′ or ‘pic of a pile of dirt i saw lmao’ his twitter is just him bitching about missions that go wrong and or @-ing people who vauge about him, his most replayed vine is when him, roy, and kori were dancing to ‘bitch betta have my money’ while throwing around a hundred dollar bills. its everyones ‘squad goals’
Tim Drake: tim’s here for the memes and to post self deprecating humor like the rest of us. he has a tumblr, instagram, twitter, snapchat, (and a secret reddit account dont judge the boy he made it when he was fourteen he barely goes on anymore) tim’s twitter started out as business only but after a few too many all nighters it turned into a surreal account that’ll post shit like ‘justice leauge no mercy run’ and then post details about the wayne charity foundation. (jason faved the justice leauge no mercy run tweet tho) his least favorite meme is when people call him the ‘Jerry of the Wayne Family’ which resulted in him changing his bio to ‘if anyone I’m Ben and also offended.’ Stephanie @’s him at least one a week with ‘hi jim!’
Damian Wayne: Damian has an art blog, an instagram, and a snapchat he’ll use sometimes and that is it because he refuses to partake in these frivolous websites but also people need to see his pets. he posts so many pics of titus, alfred, and bat-cow and everyone is in love with them. sometimes he’ll post really aesthetic pics of his work space and some of his drawings. his account is actually the most organized of the entire families. his favorite post is when he made a drawing composed of stick figures and then set it on fire and captioned it ‘when your family keeps asking you to draw them’
Stephanie Brown: Stephanie is so good with instagram, she posts delicious looking food, amazing selfies, pics of her hanging with her girls, pictures of her teasing the boys, it’s great. she’ll also post those cool edits like ‘if he puts his hands on you, rip them off’ and ‘pro-cats, anti-catcalls’ (selina reposted that on her account tbh) she also has snapchats and an inside meme her and the family play is ‘where’s tim?’ and then see who’s the fastest to locate where tim fell asleep.
Cassandra Cain: Her insta is all black and white, barely any captions, if any it’s like one word or an emoji. takes really good candids of the family, will post videos of herself training with loud rap in the background. basically a bad bitch without ever having to do anything but be herself. her snapchat’s a mess though it’s just bad videos of stuff she sees around the Manor. so like sometimes it’s tim watching netflix, dick cartwheeling just because, jason sneaking in to help alfred with dinner, and one time she caught bruce right when he woke up and was in his dad robe and slippers while he muttered ‘please don’t tell me that’s the sun’ while cass was filming him. he then went back to bed. rest easy bruce
A large number of my favorite gleanings from the ever-amazing gift that is the Kylux fandom.
Most are rated E, although there are some Ms and Ts. I like long fics…5k is like a nice prologue to me, so these tend toward the lengthier side - but there are some shorter works as well. I don’t always know which authors are on Tumblr or what name they use here. If I’ve missed tagging one correctly, please let me know.
WIP Rec list coming next.
My preferred tropes…let me show you them.
They Team Up to Defeat Snoke and/or Rule The Galaxy (or Parts of It)
The House of Paper Bones by @ofcorsetstrash Not Rated - 58k The author has taken the familiar elements of the story that leads up to TFA and thrown them into a Cuisinart, re-assembling them in all sorts of novel and interesting ways. Part of the enjoyment of reading this is figuring out who is who.
Run Once More by leoandlancer E - 70,900 Just post-TFA, bitter survivors of the Republic kidnap Hux with the intent to torture and execute him. Snoke don’t care. BAMF Ren saves the day. That’s just the first 2 chapters.
Order in Chaos by @ezlebe E - 86k Force-Sensitive!Hux gets matched up as a young man with the volatile Kylo Ren, to aid him in maintaining control of his emotions.
It All Goes to Hell (They Maybe Defeat Snoke But Rule Nothing) - Some Have MCD
Legacy (3 part series) by @kat2107 E, E, Not Rated - 46,700 A little something for everyone - S&M, Brendol Hux Sr’s A++ Parenting, Pre and Post-TFA, kids. There are surprisingly few fics that give Hux a wife (he doesn’t have one here either) or children. Meet his son, and later, Kylo’s daughter. Not quite fluffy Space Dads; but there’s hope. They defect to the Resistance.
Aware of His Own Halo by @badspacebabies E - 33,400 Defeated Hux slinks off to lick his wounds in the ass-end of the galaxy on a two year drunk. Ren shows up to (in the author’s words) “just fuck all the shame out of him”. Ending is open - they may go on to galactic conquest, who knows?
Before TFA, When They Were Young(er)
The Slightest Shift in the Weather by @claricechiarasorcha E - 21,500 My gateway drug into the Kylux fandom. Maj. Hux the sniper and Kylo, Knight of Ren meet when they are paired together a mission. This author really excels at the small observations and insights that really bring the characters to life. There’s a follow-up story that’s currently a WIP.
Origin Stories by @hollyhark E - 31,200 “Nineteen-year-old Hux goes on a tour of his father’s stormtrooper training facility and meets a strange, hooded financier and his equally strange but far more intriguing apprentice.” One of those fics where you just want to grab them and say “Pay attention and get out now while you can!!”
Just Chillin’ on The Finalizer (usually pre-TFA)
This is kind of a catch-all category. Some of these stories have multiple tropes going on and so I stuck them here ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Ties by Ajaxthegreat E - 30k We get to see ResourcefulEngineer!Hux at work with CrazyPowerfulForceUser!Ren on a planetary mission gone wrong, plus dreams of sexy mud (really) and my fave ‘sparring leads to sex’ action. Pretty ‘Classic Kylux’ that leads to a hint of feels, too.
What Can I Do For You by @claricechiarasorcha E - 44,400 Jealous virgin Ren does not like it when he discovers the ‘friends with benefits’ arrangement Hux has in place. This author has a number of short(ish) works, all of which I wholeheartedly recommend.
Build a War With Your Assistance by grue, @whoresonbob M - 10k Post-TFA, they give each other gifts to express their…feelings? Extremely funny. Author description “General Hux is full-stop done with everyone/everything and Kylo Ren has the emotional maturity of a psychotic toddler.”. The follow-up story is a murder mystery containing one of the funniest ideas I’ve encountered in this fandom. Or maybe my perverse sense of humor just aligns well with the author’s.
The Taste of Copper on Your Tongue by @that-vicious-vixen E - 7,900 Three connected fics, all are good (don’t miss the last, Yours, B. Hux, a snarky exchange of letters between Hux and Leia). The story arc: “Kylo Ren confesses his love like he does all things - with a straight face and loads of unnecessary circumstance, as if everything he is, was, and ever will be hinges on one moment”…”General Hux confesses his love just as he does everything else; with efficiency and few words, more “show” than “tell.” In-between, you get power bottom Hux.
Sex Ed by DaveChicken, @sithofren E - 2k - NOTE - this is Kyluxma Hux’s sex techniques need improvement. Why tell when you can show, with the Force?
Give Me a Shot to Remember by @decotext Not Rated - 10,700 “You’re starting to suspect that this has all been the world’s longest joke, a lead-up to a great cosmic punchline. A morally ambiguous Sith Lord and sarcastic General walk into a bar…” Funny and original writing style. This is part 1 of 2, plus a stand-alone OC story (yes! it’s good!).
One or Both are Unaware of the Other’s Identity, Allowing for Feels to Develop
Downbeat by @acroamatica E - 17,300 Hux the High-Strung Conductor vs Kylo the Intense Piano Virtuoso. Snoke the shit-stirrer. Bonus links to gorgeous music.
Stet by @acroamatica M - 17,000 Hux the pissy editor vs Kylo the writer with writer’s block. This author has an elegant, sophisticated - almost effortless (seeming) style.
Chaos, Control, and Corgis by RockSaltAndRoll and Shortsighted_Owl E - 90k Someone on the spectrum + someone else with BPD mixed with a lot of nosy & involved neighbors = a big payoff when they finally get there.
Parchment and Vellum by @gefionne E - 32,300 If you like the idea of sexy librarians (who don’t know they’re sexy), here you go. You also get Kylo the Weapons of the Middle Ages grad student.
The Secret Heart by @slutstiels E - 48,300 Hux is a closeted actor, Ben an intense one; they’re cast together in career-making roles, but can’t stand working with each other. Very hot sex, angst, anxiety spirals, etc, ensue.
Porn Ships It
Starfucker Base by @eralkfang and @nightsofllyn E - 12k Is Ren’s preferred redheaded twink porn actually made for him as part of a plot by the loathsome Resistance? Hux can’t have that. Super hot and also extremely funny.
Wrong Number by @cosleia E - 8,500 Lonely Hux misdials a phone sex line and gets Kylo instead. Modern AU. Sweet & hot.
Cinema Verite by @huxcrying E - 27,600 Hux finds a beautiful webcam boy and they become close. He’s never seen Kylo Ren’s face so he has no idea they are one and the same. Very hot and also FEELS.
Casadega by deadonarrival, @dead-on-arrivals E - 40,800 Grad student Ben is an escort. Post-divorce Hux just wants some relief. Super hot plus feels.
Hotline Bling by @minzimpression E - 36,900 Hux just needs some wank material and texts his most recent hook-up for a dick pic. Wrong number! What he gets instead is a picture of Kylo Ren’s mad dick. You know this ends up with them getting married, right?
(Somewhat) Hard Kinks and/or ‘Classic’ Kylux Hatesex/Enemies that Leads to Something More Fluffy and Feels-y
Honeycomb by betts, @bettydays E - 48k Three tags tell the story: “Hurting Ben Solo for Fun and Pleasure”, “the author had to duct tape the mouth of her conscience shut to write this”, and “there’s no room for guilt when you open your heart to sin”. 10 kinds of wrong but so right.
This is Very Normal by zamwessell E - 3,400 Not a hard kink, really - but not your usual roleplay/cosplay, either.
Not About Angels by MellyTheHun E - 258,900 (This is a 4 part series, part 4 a WIP) There are many tragic Hux backstories; this is pretty much the most tragic. You also get sexy sparring, lots of Phasma The Awesome Friend, and a fantastic slow burn. Also has something I really enjoy, where you get everything from two different POVs - the second one after you’ve spent a lot of time with the first and have largely accepted that one’s interpretation of events.
Ex Machina by sual E - 32,700 If there were more of this kind of fic, I’d make ‘Ben Solo Master of Droids’ a trope category b/c what can I say, I like droids and this author provides plenty of “cruel and unusual uses for droids”. AU where Ben sees his future as Kylo Ren and rejects it - but is still an odd bird. Surprisingly touching.
Anyone But You by zamwessell E - 14,900 College AU. Conservative & closeted Senator’s son Hux hooks up with liberal artist Ben. LOTS of loud sexual encounters follow. So much sexier than James Carville & Mary Matalin.
And There Will Your Heart Be Also by jellyfishsodapop and oorsprong / @gentleman-caller E - 38k Kylo Ren is a considerate lover like a boss to blushing virgin Hux. WHO KNEW.
Aletheia by @badspacebabies and @reserve E - 40,200 Kylo is not a nice man. Poor Hux’s brain, having so many memories altered. NO KYLO!
Arranged Marriage, Fake/“Temporary” Marriage, and Other Forms of Forced Relationship
Husband by @eralkfang E - 1,700 “Hux and Kylo get smashed when they’re on a random planet, and end up getting married - and having the wedding night to go with it. They wake up the next day, are suitably horrified, and vow to get an annulment asap. Except they don’t. And they keep having sex. And one night, Hux calls him husband and Kylo comes right there and then.”
In This Life and All Others by @fakeandinspace E - 47,600 An in-canon-verse AU where things went a different way post-Empire. “The firstborn child of the Organa family and the firstborn child of a prominent military family, the Huxes, have been promised to each other since before birth, as a means of sealing a peaceful arrangement between the mercenary remains of the Empire’s military and a prominent ruling family of the galaxy” - One party DOES NOT WANT. At least, at first. Sweet and patient study of these 2 idiots getting to know each other.
Raise Your Hands With Burning Candles by @everknowing M - 22k 12 year old Ben Organa is kidnapped by the First Order; his public image is managed by them, including in time a fake relationship with rising star Hux. The story is told via an effective and clever multimedia approach - blog posts, texts, chat logs.
A Balanced Tribute by @cracktheglasses E - 5k Medieval AU; Rey weds Emperor Hux for the good of her land. It’s a bit crowded in this marriage, though. I could read 100k more of this tbh.
Ghosts by Flyting, @agoodflyting G - 1,800 As the author notes, ‘Obvious Plot Twist is Obvious’ - but wrenching nonetheless.
The Hanged Man by @that-vicious-vixen E - 13,300 The Hux children meet a monster of a man who seems to have emerged from the forest behind their Savannah, GA home. The eldest son gets involved despite his better judgement. One tag: “I’m not super great at keeping things dark so it’s somehow violent and fluffy?”
• okay one he’s actually such a nice person?? like he’s an asshole but a good asshole. and he tries so hard to be terrible but REALLY he’s just a flower of a person he’s so wonderful I want to kiss his nose
• I’m gonna tell u rn that I’m trying super hard for this to be only about ronan but i just woke up and wrote a pynch smut and ronan is so fucking gay he js so fucking!!! gay. i might not be able to help elaborating on that. so. warning.
• he loves so fiercely?? the entire gang is in love with eachother but he adores them! SO MUCh
• he dreams up fucking magical ass lotion for adam’s hands. he’s that gay
• ‘im always straight’ ‘oh, man, thats the biggest lie you’ve ever told’ oh my GOD they are so gay!!! they are so gay.and adam doesn’t even really know it yet poor bby
• HE DREAMS GANSEY THE PIG! admittedly he had to dream the pig bc he sort of stole it and wrecked it and needed to get it back bc it’s 90% of gansey’s heart, but still. he dreamt gansey his car back.
• he dreams gansey epipens and cures for stings oh my jeepers
• !!!!chainsaw. he loves her so fucking much. “the raven in his hands was his heart, finally laid bare” fucking. my smol bird mom. he dreams up a baby raven and names her after a fucking powertool.and he googles how/when to feed her and sneaks her into school to do so (i v strongly fuck with this. when i was in middle school idid the same thing with a kitten)
• he’s actually so chill with noah being dead. like at first he grieves but then he’s just. hey do u want to go street racing w me.
• the barns. literally “ronan loved it so much. he nearly couldn’t bear it. He wanted to destroy something.”
• he’ll do anything for his friends
• pushing adam in the shopping cart?? and looking “profoundly happy” after they crash and almost die. rip to my heart
• and then he and adam taking turns dragging eachother in a dolly behind the car? wtf
• he hates phones?? he despises them??? ronan what made u this way
• “don’t fucking swear” I love him
• WHEN THEYRE IN THE BOAT and the boys are feeling bad about not jumping into the water and ronan fucking rubs his shaved head and is like 'i didn’t want to mess up my hair’ he’s so shitty
• he found his father after being beaten to death with a tire iron :( and before that he was so much happier and carefree :( bby :( :(:(
• HE LOVES ADAM SO MUCH rip in peace to me
• THE MURDER SQUASH SONG
• he sends gansey a pic of his dick with an Irish flag tied to it?? is this what boys do I don’t really think it is??
• HE USED TO COMPETE IN IRISH SINGING/DANCING COMPETITIONS ???
• he nearly faints everytime adam’s accent slips out (which is v often)
• he makes adam a fucking mixtape with the murder squash song and it’s labeled on one side PARRISH’S HONDAYOTA ALONE TIME and on the other A SHITBOX SINGALONG like imagine how long he spent on that he must’ve been so proud of himself
• again. he made adam a fucking mixtape
• oh another note. he calls adams car the hondayota. did u catch that
• he has a secret handshake with his little brother
• when he holds blue so tightly in that cave and presses his cheek into her shoulder
• AND THEN HE GIVES HER THE ONLY LIGHT! knowing he’ll be waiting by himself in the darkness. not knowing if she’ll even come back wow what a nice thing for an asshole to do :’-))
• he convinces some jesus lady to lie about a tax assessment to help adam!! he goes to church every sunday but it’s ok to sin for his friends :):):))
• he thinks gasoline tastes sexy what the fuck he’s so problematic
• he has the worst taste in music I feel so bad for him he is the WORST
• ’[Adam] realized that while he’d been looking at Ronan, Ronan had been looking at him.’ Let me LIVE
• he shows affection by throwing his friends out windows
• 'kisses in the palms of hands’ HELP
• he spends many hours watching videos of baby animals on youtube. this is confirmed and the world is a better place.
• WHEN NOAHS ALL :-( AND HE WRITES “REMEMBERED”
• spends $900 on a tattoo solely to piss of his brother?? what a dick
• “adam Parrish lived in an apartment above the office of St. Agnes Catholic Church, a fortuitous combination that focused most of the objects of Ronan’s worship into one downtown block.” !!!gay
• “I am being perfectly fucking civil.” !!!oh my goodness !! he sucks he sucks so much
• his fucking sex dream of adam and kavinsky only gets to them fucking touching his tattoo before he can’t handle it. so fucking gay
• he thinks of adam as his second secret oh my GOD
• he’s so apathetically rude and has the worst sense of humor :// my fave
• he is such a boy HIS ROOM DOOR IS COVERED IN SPEEDING TICKETS
• he is so endlessly loyal and loves so fiercely oh my go d
• he tries to make a ramp to make his car go in the air like some fucking monster truck show what an IDIOT
• HE LOVES MEMES
• he calls blue 'maggot’ THATS SO FUCKING SWEET
• he’s so touched that his friends bury a body w/ him
• so gay. wow
• he holds baby mice to his cheek!! and has his friends pass it around!!! and then he ruins it by being sucky bc he just needs to be an asshole :/ ronan love yourself
• ilove him so much i need to stop rn!! ronan sucks! !! he sucks
So... I watched yoi, then ended upon youtube binging on figure skating videos. Do you have advice on how to start following this amazing sport? Like, when are the first competitions coming up? Is there anything really important I should know (like, in a figure skating sub culture)?
Your timing couldn’t be more perfect! I have been thinking about doing an intro for new figure skating fans for a while… I know a ton of posts like this exist already, but one more doesn’t hurt, right?
Let’s do this! *rolls up sleeves*
(By the way, if any other skating fans spot any mistakes, please let me know so I can correct them.)
“Watching IRL Faceplants!!! on ICE” 101 for Yuri on Ice fans! (And any other newbies)
First of all, I advise you to follow the wonderful, sent-by-the-gods blog@soyouwanttowatchfs. As the name suggests, they share information on watching and following competitive figure skating, introductions to skating rules, schedules, streaming info, etc. I’m going to reference them a lot here!
The team is also super helpful and answer questions, though make sure that what you’re asking about isn’t already explained in their guides or FAQ. Right now, it’s smack in the middle of the competitive season and they tend to get a metric ton of asks.
There is also an affiliated blog, @soyouwanttolearnfs , for those looking to start skating yourselves
competitively or just for fun and exercise!
I’m not going to cover basic skating rules because YOI already does that, but if you’re curious about more details, there are always the handy intro guides linked above. I’m going to quickly talk about the other skating disciplines, the competitive season, how to watch competitions and how to dip your feet into the fandom. Also look out for the skaters in the funny gifs: they’re worth following closely!
Game Mode: Single-Player or Co-op?
There are four main competitive disciplines in figure skating:
Pairs: two skaters (per ISU rules, specifically a man and a woman. Antiquated couple norms, I guess) performing together. Includes jumps in unison, lifts, throws, death spirals, and other elements that give me mini cardiac arrests.
Ice Dance: like pairs, but obligatorily dancing to the beat of the music and not the melody/words. Also does not include jumps, throws and death spirals (for which my heart is thankful).
There is also the always-forgotten synchronized skating. Think synchronized swimming, but the water is frozen and people wear knife-shoes. It’s not an Olympic discipline, but there are major ISU competitions for it.
*Awkward segue* …the much talked-about ISU is the International Skating Union, by the way. They make much of the rules. Expect to see a lot of people cursing them!
(Right to left: Shoma Uno and Yuzuru Hanyu admiring the plastic Marseille GPF medals. If you look closely, you can catch a glimpse of the superhuman cryptid Nathan Chen.)
The McFreaking Competitive Season
Figure skating seasons take place around the northern hemisphere winter months (for obvious reasons), roughly from August to April. In terms of major competitions, the typical season looks like this (courtesy of this post):
Oct/Nov: the YOI-famous Grand Prix series (GP series), consisting of Skate America, Skate Canada, Rostelecom Cup, Trophée de France, Cup of China, and the NHK Trophy. They are invitational.
Early Dec: the Grand Prix Final (GPF), which caps off the GP series (and the first half of the season) by pitting the top 6 skaters/pairs of each discipline against each other.
Late Dec/Jan: the national championships (Nats) of each country, which is one of the top factors that determines which skaters will represent the country in international competitions. The ones that get the most attention are Japan, Russia, US and Canada.
Late Jan: the European Championships (Euros), consisting unsurprisingly of European skaters (including Russians).
March/early April: the World Championship (Worlds). Pretty self-explanatory. Also marks the end of the season.
Now, despite YOI making such a big deal of the GPF, it’s only the third most prestigious competition. The second is Worlds, and once every four years, the Winter Olympic Games take place and a general bloodbath ensues.
If you’re lucky enough to live in a country that actually gets some low temperatures (unlike me *ugly sobbing*), search around to see if there are local skaters and competitions you can follow. If you’re lucky, they might appear on local/national TV, and if you’re extra extra lucky, you could nab tickets to watch them in person!
So, when I say you arrived just in time, I mean that nationals have just ended, the European Championships are about to begin (25-29 Jan) (click for schedule + streaming info) and 4CC is on the horizon! We’ll be having a lot of fun over the next few weeks!
[Information on how to actually watch this nightmare and engage with the skating fam fandom below the cut]
i just wanna talk about smh and 1d ok im so sorry this wasnt supposed to be this long i have no control
dex grew up with sisters (let me have this he has a bunch of sisters ok) so not only was he completely unable to escape one direction he was not allowed to get away with any sort of ‘bands that have mainly young female fanbases are not real music’ misogyny that lots of teen boys and adult males have
so he likes 1d he doesnt advertise but he had to listen to them a lot so he knows their entire discography and what they have some good songs ok bro
so yeah they find their way into his workout playlists so fucking what man they’re fucking hype songs
his fave is niall bc hes chill and just wants to drink beer and play his guitar and listen to dad rock and he’s irish (dex is irish and is grandma loves niall bc she’s irish and what a sweet young lad) he’s not like die hard niall stan but he knows all of the 1d discourse from his sisters debating (im willing to listen to other opinions my back up is louis bc hes a punk)
he save up one year (and got help from his fam) to get tickets for his sisters to see a wwa concert as a birthday/christmas/every holiday present bc theyre expensive and they dont have a lot of money
his mom technically bought the tickets he just helped pay for them and the girls surprised him with a ticket for him to come with (mama poindexter: well i cant let them go alone who’s gonna watch them you have to go make sure they dont get arrested for doing something stupid) dex played it cool but it was such a fun concert and so fun to hang out with his sisters tooo
nursey now is a goddamn hipster u cant tell me he isnt into a bunch of british alternative bands and bc of his brit music phase he knew about one direction from the very start at the x factor stage (he definitely mentions this all the goddamn time when they start becoming popular but he chills out through the years)
hes been to at least one concert for every tour (he even got tickets to the madison square garden show) - he went to every concert with his sister but it was his idea to go and she was just there to keep an eye on him
also a big reason he got into the band was zayn like heres a pakistani muslim boy who’s super talented with these white dudes and that representation is super important (i also hc nursey as muslim or at least partially but zayn is a brown muslim boy killing it so yeah its awesome)
but nurseys fave tho is harry especially when harry is a total hoe with long hair and jewelry and those red carpet looks like nursey is in love but also in awe bc those sparkly boots and that floral suit like those are iconic Looks™ and nursey loves it bc gender isnt real and he loves hoe looks (zayn is like 1.5 tho bc nursey is in love)
nursey tries to serenade dex with little things one day when they’re chilling by the pond on the grass and dex punches him bc nursey is making him emo even when he knows dex doesnt have emotions (in public in front of people who can see him cry)
bitty likes them they’re no beyonce but theyre fun and attractive and yeah hes gonna have some fun dancing to them he isn’t really up with all the drama and disc*urse until the boys have 1d nights and they watch this is us and the concert dvds bc he learns a lot
he loves 2013 era harry and all the time liam (that boy is thicc and bitty 100% does not swoon)
holster like come tf on holster loves them he unironically and passionately loves one direction completely unashamed he does not care for your opinions and no one makes fun of him bc he’s a 6′4 fucking big ass hockey player who could drop kick u across campus if he wanted to
he claims he doesnt have a fave but he would die for all of them
his fave rotates seasonally and he has a different fave for each era
he went to the tmh tour and he’s gone to every tour since - he goes with his sisters bc its a bonding topic for them he sits at the edge of the floor or at the end of a row on the sides bc hes so tall he feels so bad and he tries to stay out of the way of the little girls behind him but hes nice to them and talks to them and so they like him even if hes a giant
but really he and his sisters are so close bc they have a lot of similar interests and they talk about pop culture stuff and its hard to keep intouch when hes away so much but they have group chats about 1d and tv shows and stuff so its so nice for them to keep up a strong bonding time
ransom is a britney bitch and holster dragged him into 1d. he’s in it for the memes and the drama really. (he likes the songs and thinks its fun but he wouldnt have been a fan and gone to concerts if it wasnt for holtz)
holster takes him to the wwa concert and they have a blast
holster also drags his ass to see this is us opening night (they both cry)
chowder just loves everyone and he doesnt understand why people hate 1d (or other pop artists with majority young female fan bases that ppl hate bc misogyny) when theyre so fun he’s not an active /fan/ until smh has team bonding nights involving one direction jam sessions and concert dvd watching and drunk history
on such 1d nights they put on one of the dvds and it accidentally turns into a drinking game (mainly drinking bc this part of my god did u see that !!! THAT NOTE CHANGE !!!! and ZAYN WHY !!!! and other painful parts) and some of them *cough* nursey dex and holster *cough* get possibly the most drunk they ever get bc of this
theres loud awful drunk singing along and some sobbing (this is definitely not based off of any sort of personal experience whatsoever nope never done this before)
after the movie when everyone is so drunk they talk about 1d history which is how the veterans teach the others about the exciting drama and disc*urse
lardo is a bad bitch who is tough as fuck and manages a division I mens hockey team and every single one of them is afraid of her. AND she would not let any bro tease her for liking one direction bc why the fuck not.
she has plenty of their songs thrown in arting playlists and in pump up playlists
and she knows theres nothing better to cheer holster up when he’s having a rough day than a 1d dance sesh
dont forget where you belong is the first song on her team bonding playlist bc its a love song to ur bandmates which transfers very well to love songs to ur teammates
shitty unapologetically loves 1d and boy bands and girl bands and he supports all things that young girls love but are not taken seriously bc girls like them
he’s written at least 3 papers/projects on the misogyny surrounding young girls and their interests and involvement in fandom and also boybands (he tries to fight all guys who disrespect girls’ interests and the power of teenage girls)
he’ll randomly show up to a 1d night bc obvi he’s in that gc and he’s ready to party and express emotions and dance and talk drama
he loves harry bc “THAT FLOW MAN!!! HIS FLOW IS SO SICK!!!”
he cried when harry posted the pic of the hair he chopped off and cried when he saw the another man shoot where harry was defying all sorts of societal norms it was beautiful and his flow is still so nice even this short its ok it’ll grow back better than before
one friday night the lax bros sneak over to try to prank the haus and peak in the window and see half of the hockey team in the living room drunk off their ass singing loudly to a one direction concert on the tv - holster and nursey jumping around attempting to dance along, ransom clinging to bitty on the floor crying about a ‘hiatus’, bitty soothing ransom, dex forgetting about the drink in his one hand to drink rum from the bottle, shitty naked (not surprising) and slow dancing with a life sized cut-out of harry styles with tears streaming down his face (more surprising), and chowder lying on the couch singing through mouthfuls of pie
they walk back to the lax bro house without executing the prank and they never mention it again
Comprehensive Timeline of My Relationship with Carli Lloyd
like to start off by saying that I’ve met probably 90% of the USWNT players
that have been around the last couple of years (still waiting to meet Pinoe and
Morgan Brian!), and I have to say, literally ALL of them have been kind and
gracious. A lot of them go out of their way to take pictures or talk for a
little bit (special shout-outs to Julie Johnston and Crystal Dunn for being so
friendly; Ali Krieger who is a total sweetheart, gives great hugs, and laughed
at all my jokes; Christen Press who bravely dodged cranky security to come take
pics with us; and most of all my absolute fave BECKY SAUERBRUNN who was so
incredibly nice and appreciative that I was a huge fan. She even remembered me
a year later, hugged me, and said how nice it was to see me!)
The USWNT is full of kind, gracious, fun, and interactive players. That is, with only one exception - Carli Lloyd.
Much like at the beginning of Carli’s book, all events in the
following post have been described to the best of my ability. Quotes may
not be 100% word for word accurate, but believe me I have not forgotten
the sentiments behind them. I am genuinely a fan of Carli Lloyd; I
think she’s very talented and absolutely hysterical. I bought her
jersey! This post is not meant to spread hate; I am trying to be as
objective as possible. If I truly felt like I did something to deserve
Carli’s loathing, I would have no problem admitting it, but I still
honestly can’t really pinpoint what I did to deserve it!!
rollercoaster of a relationship started in fall 2012. My sister and I
got invested in the USWNT during the Olympics, like OBSESSED. I’m
embarrassed to admit how many times we’ve watched Party in the USA and
still have dreams about Alex Morgan’s header against Canada years later.
So when we found out that Carli Lloyd was being honored at a Rutgers
Women’s Soccer game that fall, we had to go! That’s only 20 minutes from
my house! Like she’s Carli Lloyd…who wouldn’t take the chance to meet
had a pretty good idea of what her personality was like. I watched
that post-Olympic final interview where she was going on about how she’s
a champion and works the hardest out of everyone, so I’m like yeah okay
Carli whatever, but I still thought she would be cool in person, right?
How young, how naive. She was honored at halftime and after the
game she went over to the side of the bleachers. It was cold out so my
sister and I wanted to try to meet her and then go home. There were a
couple people by the fence already waiting for her. Carli is talking to a
friend about thirty feet away, but she knows we’re here. Some kids are
calling for her autograph. She refuses to come over, even though she is
clearly doing nothing urgent. She turned her back to us. Now I try not
to be an entitled fan, no player owes fans pictures or autographs etc
etc blah blah blah, but there are seven people here and she’s not doing
anything! It would have taken two minutes. She doesn’t even have to do it for me; do it for the little girls there! Like would Ali Krieger or
Tobin Heath have blown us off? I don’t think so! The game’s over and I
still vividly remember when dozens of ten year old girls rush over and
are crowding in on her, she backs away slowly and gets Brian to pull up
right on the other side of the fence, and then she makes her great
escape. It was literally like this scene from Jurassic Park:
the most awkward, hilarious thing I’ve ever seen. Fearless champion
Carli is terrified of ten year olds. She should have appreciated it more
when it was just seven of us. So that being said, I don’t remember
having any interaction that was significant enough for Carli to remember
me, like she didn’t come close enough for us to talk to her. I think
all I did was wave? Idk but I guess it was enough for Carli to remember
me. (I’m a 6'4 tall woman, but still, how did she remember me from
that?) So apparently we’re off to a rockier start than I expected. Idk
how and to this day I do not fully comprehend why she dislikes me so
The story continues.
experience does not involve me unfortunately. But my sister was in NYC
for a school event that was later that night and had some free time
before it started. What a perfect opportunity to go to Times Square for
the US Soccer Centennial celebration! The special guest was Carli Lloyd,
who wasn’t with the WNT because of injury. The universe really came
together to create this perfect moment. My sister goes to the setup in
Times Square, and goes straight to Carli who’s inside the little mini
field that was set up there. She can’t tell if Carli recognizes her or not, but
tries to make conversation about the National team, if she’s excited to
play for the Flash, etc. but all Carli can muster up is a few
uninterested one word answers. Carli tries to sign her autograph but complains
that my sister’s pen isn’t working. She gets Carli a new one, Carli says
in the most monotone voice possible, “it’s okay I have a better one.”
Okay Carli! This isn’t going particularly well!! But by the grace of God
this other dude comes up to them, and says “Who are you? Are you
famous? Can I have your autograph??” Carli is dumbfounded and annoyed,
responding “You don’t know who I am? You want my autograph but you don’t
know me?” You just know she is so confused by the nerve of this man,
not knowing who this glorious champion is. My sister senses an
opportunity and jumps on it. “How do you not know who she is? This is
Carli Lloyd, Olympic champion. How can you not know her??” The poor man,
she totally threw him under the bus. But it was worth it because Carli
gave her a smile and nod of approval. She’s in!! Later Carli takes a
picture with my sister and even puts her arm around her! My sister was
with me that night at Rutgers and now Carli’s good with her! If that’s
true then she probably doesn’t have anything against me either, that is
even if she remembers me. I felt so relieved!
July 31, 2014
Western New York flash is coming to play Sky Blue. By the locker room,
the Flash players are coming out and high-fiving people that are lined
along the fence. I’m there with my sister and my two cousins. Carli comes out and starts high-fiving people until she sees me. We make
eye contact. Her expression can only be read as annoyance.
Unmistakable! I’m not kidding, she literally high fived people up until
the girl right in front of me, looked me in the eyes, then stopped and
crossed to the other side. What? Did that just happen? No way that was a
coincidence! I have definitely picked up on the dislike now. She knows
me and she does not like me!! It gets worse after the game. At Yurcak
field the players sign from field level and reach up to the people in
the stands to sign, so the angle is sometimes hard to see which players
are there, and it’s hard for them to see everyone up top too when it’s
crowded. I spot Carli. There’s a bunch of little girls ahead of me on
the fence, but I look over and shout “Carli, you were exquisite!” She
looks up at me, sees me, and is visibly annoyed. She STOPS SIGNING some little
girl’s ball mid-name and leaves. Like the poor little girl’s ball
literally just says Carl. CARL!!! The little girl looks at her ball and
looks up at me with a mix of sadness and confusion, like what did you
Oops sorry kid. Carli couldn’t even finish signing her name before she took off to get away from me.
a year Carli is fortunate enough to mostly escape me. I couldn’t make
it to the Sky Blue vs Houston game in April 2015. But I saw her after the WWC semi final in Montreal. My cousin found out the
hotel where the girls were staying, so we head there after the game. It
is VERY crowded. They kick all of us out of the hotel, so we line the
sidewalk where they will walk in from the bus. The bus arrives. We are
all very excited! They just beat Germany in a great semifinal game! The
girls walk by single file. They wave and smile and high five fans. We
spot Carli coming. We are behind people, but remember, we are all over 6
feet in my family so we have long reaches. My cousin yells for Carli
and she looks over, smiles, and high fives him. The glorious moment was
even posted on the ussoccer_wnt twitter!
see her high five my cousin. I want a high five… I cheer “Carli!”
and hold up my hand. She looks at my face, looks at my hand, turns away
and walks on. Seriously? AGAIN?? I only wanted a quick high five but I
was rebuffed. Please see the video below documenting this.
During this past NWSL season, Carli was away on national team duty when Houston came to NJ. It’s
been over a year since Carli and I have had any significant
interaction. I miss her. In August Carli takes forever to get back to
the Dash even though the rest of her WNT teammates were able to get
their butts back to their teams. My sister makes a mildly critical
comment on Twitter about Carli’s obvious lack of commitment to the NWSL.
BLOCKED!! Like it wasn’t even that bad but I’m happy because this might
mean that I’m no longer her least favorite!! Luckily for my sister,
Carli is merciful and unblocks her weeks later. She promises to never
hate on Carli again. But now that we know that Carli clearly checks her
mentions, maybe she’s seen all the times that I’ve tweeted that I love
her! Shouldn’t that mean something? Probably not.
It seems like
another year will go by without talking to Carli. Depressing! That is
until Carli announces a book signing in NJ September 26th. Of course I
have to go! This will give me an opportunity to see Carli where she
can’t just leave as soon as she sees me. I’m in! My sister and my friend
come with me. It’s really crowded but the line is moving ridiculously
fast, like everybody is only getting five seconds with her… People are
tweeting about how they waited hours in line for 5 seconds of getting
ignored by her. Yeah that’s not gonna cut it for me! I didn’t wait on
this line just for that. Plus, we have some tension to resolve! So we
finally get downstairs in the bookstore where she’s signing. She spots me.
She reacts in that typical Carli way:
She looks in the other direction and refuses to look back.
She tries her hardest not to make eye contact with me again.
are getting closer and closer to the front of the line. People have 5
seconds tops with Carli. Hah, just wait until I get up there. A woman
takes our books to get them ready for Carli to sign. Turns out the girl
is Carli’s glorious cousin. I make friends with her and we are joking
around together. I tell her, “Listen I have a bit of a rocky past with
your cousin so I’m gonna need you to help me out a little bit.” She
thinks I’m still joking with her, so she nods and winks. Thanks cousin!!
It’s finally our turn! I call out to the cousin and ask her to
take pictures of us with my phone. She hesitates for a second,
presumably because she’s probably not supposed to do that, but agrees.
The three of us go up to Carli. She is smiling! Wow! I mean it’s
completely forced but it’s a step in the right direction!
As we walk up, the cousin yells out “Carli! These are my friends!” Carli, in a monotone voice, looks at me and says, “oh.”
tell Carli how nice it is to see her again. We pose for our picture.
Everyone else stands in front of Carli while she signs. Not us! We stand
next to her and make her pose, and she can’t really say anything
because her cousin is the one leading the charge. The guy that works
there says we’re not supposed to pose for pictures. Carli adds, “yeah.. you’re setting a bad example”
and we’re just like haha Carli you’re so funny! I guess clearly we are
out of line for posing for pictures and stretching out those five
seconds to a full 45 or so. She signs all our books. This picture was
taken while we talked to her, and it is a perfect representation of our
relationship. (Photo creds: Carli’s cousin)
Here comes my favorite part: As we get ready to leave, I stand in front of her to get my book signed and I said very genuinely “Carli, this has been the most positive interaction we have had in years. Thank you so much!” She looks up at me, locks eyes, and says in the most serious and deadpan way possible, “I know”. At this point I am dying inside with laughter. As we turn to leave we all say goodbye and she says “thank you for your support”, as if someone is twisting her arm to say it.
first step in fixing a problem is acknowledging that it exists. By
saying that this is our first positive interaction, we admitted that our
friendship has been negative in the past but we are turning over a new
leaf. I love Carli Lloyd and can’t wait to see her next year. I
look forward to many more positive interactions in the future!! ❤️ If
not, at least Becky likes me!
i love raving about my friends so much i could do this for another hour but i don’t want to be spamming your feeds; i’m sorry if i’ve left anyone out but i’m really grateful for the people i’ve tagged above yall are the best people i could ever want ( ᵕ̤ ‧̫̮ ᵕ̤ )
one direction in skam??? evak and 1d??? think about it… this concept has SO MUCH POTENTIAL
even is a HUGE 1d fan it’s a secret to no one and at first they all make fun of him for it (except noora cus she Gets It) but they gradually all become far more invest into 1d that they ever thought they would be (eva especially)
isak always acts annoyed when even puts 1d super loud but actually!! its his fave thing in the world!!! because 1) he gets to see even LAUGHING, singing AND dancing all at once?? and isak’s heart feels so full??? 2) he actually loves jamming to 1d -even knows cus he heard him sing 1d in the shower more than once
ok but!!! even is literally such a dork its canon, he SERENADES isak with 1d songs, but listen there’s two different type of serenading
1) the cheeky/ironical serenading, when even is feeling dorky af and wants to ‘annoy’ isak, just like when he sings along to gabrielle, thats when he sings songs like what makes you beautiful, stole my heart, everything about you, kiss you… isak always try to shut him up but it also never fails to make him laugh
2) and then there’s another kind of 1d serenading, this one is when they’re lying in bed together in full soft boyfriends mode, and even starts humming and singing truly, madly, deeply or little things, and hes not much joking anymore bc he means it 10000% and he loves how isak’s eyes lit up and his face splits into a fond smile in these moments
isak sometimes sings through the dark to even on his bad days
so much potential??? its not only an evak thing, consider this:
the whole flat (isak+ even (bc he’s part of the flat more often than not) eskild, linn and noora) having 1d nights where they watch the 1d funny moments vids and some iconic interviews, concerts, + their fave lives and acoustics. each time they say its time to go to sleep one of them ask for this One More video and they end up staying up all night……- eskild couldn’t let the occasion go, once he took a pic of everyone all cuddled up on the couch and captioned it “up all night.mp3”
btw on these 1d nights, eva is always invited
bc she became a huge 1d fan, even and her have bonded on their shared love (devotion) for 1d: they text each other when things happen in the 1d fandom and they constantly send each other 1d gifs or memes
actually, sana -made aware by even- is always present for these nights too
these nights make linn actually rlly happy, she feels warm cuddled up with everyone and it’s actually funny to see everyone singing along and bickering about which album is their best or which era/look is their best
eskild bought 1d merch to decorate the flat with: they have a 1d calendar in the kitchen and even insisted for isak to put a poster in his bedroom -which isak accepted after a lot of negotiation but still regrets.
they have pics of harry holding the rainbow flag in the living room, and since then they have the tradition to put the pics of their fave artists holding the rainbow flag up there next to harry. now there’s lauren jauregui, troye sivan, little mix, florence welch….there’s even sir ian mckellen
sana was a 1d fan since way before even made it a thing among their squad; she has actually been a fan of them since the up all night era, but nobody knew until that one time where she said smth along the lines of ‘i miss the days where the only drama was niall and louis not having enough solos’ and everyone around just stops and stares and sana is like?? what?? did you guys not know?? i wasn’t trying to make it a secret? everyone just laughed bc it felt so out of character that they hadn’t thought of it but now it makes sense. ‘i actually went to their concert in 2013 did u guys not know?? best concert ever’
jonas tries to the best of his abilities to answer every text from even with a 1d meme such as the wmyb hahaha.mp3 or a lyrics/title of a song, or a famous quote; he puts a lot of effort in finding the most appropriately funny 1d answer bc he is That dedicated to puns and it makes him laugh just as much as it makes even
there’s so much more to say?? but ill stop here for now (pls come talk to me abt skam and 1d??) thank u for ur time
I got tagged by the amazing @kallielef
and I have to show my favourite pieces i’ve made. So, here you go!
BLOOD LOTUS - You know I was going to put this up! So yeah. I think this is one of my greatest achievements so far. I had this image for months in my head, making lots of thumbnails and searching for references for it… It only took me 2 days to finish, only working at night. I’m really proud of this one, and I’m thinking on making a series of Merrill’s illustrations. I can say she’s the character I can relate the most :_)
FINELL - I just… idk. I love this one. Trying to draw a proper reference for her. I didn’t succeed as you can see, but someday I’ll draw her full body. I’m proud because of that outfit. I’ve looked endlessly through pinterest and looking for inspo for all my characters… I think I look after them more than myself.
SERA - I sometimes wonder if I really drew this myself :) I LOVE drawing silly faces and different expresions. Somehow, I want to transmit something through their eyes to people. What I feel.
Maybe this Sera’s pic isn’t the best to make you feel something, but I still want you to smile because she smiles at you, idk idk idk, i’m rambling again
WAR AT THE SUSHI BAR - This one makes me happy :_), a collab with @dyinglikeicarus two Summers ago, I think? I was stressed by Garrus’ armor. I think I collected a great amount of Garrus images just for this one. And Icaro did an awesome job with Thane and her Shepard, Danny
❤. I just love all this, and that Icaro wanted to do a collab with me too. She’s amazing and one of my favourites artists, and I’m glad to call her ‘my friend’ ; - ;
GOOD MORNING - Aah, it’s a coincidence that all my favourite pics are the ones with more notes here? Even if this has… idk, 2 years at least, it’s one of my faves so far. I know, my pics are always so calmly and romantic and that stuff. But I can’t help it. It helps me to not do vent art or being more depressed. I find myself in a state where everything that is not real life, is welcome. And this characters, playing games, drawing and making such cheesy pictures… Somehow keeps me positive and with a warm sensation.
I believe in canon, Rin is allergic to cats? Would you want to write about that?
rin being allergic to cats is one of my fave things about her tbh
Not to brag or anything, but Maki would consider herself to be a pretty smart person. Add a comma and she’d be a pretty, smart person. Which is… smart. Of course. But that sounds too much like how Nico would gloat, so maybe scratch that part out.
Anyway, why is she so smart? Because Maki just came up with the most brilliant idea for a birthday gift for Rin, one she’s sure no one, not even Hanayo or Rin’s family, ever thought of. She’s so proud of what she came up with that she can’t stop smiling all the way to Rin’s place and she probably looks like a weirdo to passerby, but the look on Rin’s face is gonna be worth it.
“Hello—“ Umi opens the door almost immediately after the first knock. Her greeting is cut short when she notices what Maki is carrying with her. Like a concerned parent, her brows are furrowing and she looks like she needs to say something, but can’t figure out how to word it.
Well, whatever. Maki wouldn’t expect anything different from Umi.
“Well? Can I come in or not?” Maki impatiently taps a foot.
“What… did you bring for Rin?”
“You’re not blind, Umi.” She rolls her eyes and holds up the carrier. The kitten within loudly squeaks and butts its nose up against the grate. “It’s hypoallergenic. I did my research, so you don’t have to be so shocked.”
But Umi acts as though she didn’t hear that last part. “Oh no, ohhh no…” She steps aside and briskly marches back into the house, allowing Maki entrance. Or, at least, that’s what she’s assuming is going on. She can hear voices and laughter coming from down the hall in the kitchen. The kitten squeaks again.
The voices quiet down when Maki enters. Everyone but Nico is already here, cramped around a small table. On the table are wrapped gifts for Rin, most of the givers identifiable by the wrapping paper alone, but the one that stands out the most is…
“Maki-chan!!” Rin, silly party hat and all, leaps up and frantically zips around her like some sort of comet, unable to contain her excitement in her tiny body. “Is that— a kitten?! Maki-chan got Rin a kitten!!! Nyaaaaa—“
“H-hold on a minute!” Maki, too busy staring at what everyone is crowded around to remember to relish the look on Rin’s face, hugs the carrier close to her body. “Why is a cat already there?! I brought a cat!”
Indeed, another kitten is toddling around the gifts, scratching at wrapping paper and basking in the attention it had been receiving. The kitten inside Maki’s carrier squeaks yet again.
“Oh…” Eli stands up a bit too quickly. “… Well.”
“Now Rin has two kitties!!” Rin gleefully spins around and promptly crashes into a wall. Kotori and Hanayo rush over. Eli fidgets as if she’s being interrogated.
“My aunt, you see, recently— her cat had kittens and I thought, since Siberians are hypoallergenic—“
“But that was my idea!” Maki can’t help but stomp her foot like some sort of petulant child. It’s even the same breed? Go figure.
“Don’t be silly. You can’t patent an idea like that,” Umi folds her arms, frowning. “I didn’t even approve of the first cat, and yet you…”
Honoka wrangles Umi back down to her seat. “Ahaha, lighten up! It’s not like you’re Rin-chan’s mom!”
Rin is down on the floor, dazed but still giddy. For a split moment Maki wonders why Nico is even later than her, but she decides that doesn’t really matter right now. Eli and Umi are trying to talk over each other while Honoka had already gone back to playing with the cat Eli apparently brought over. Maki looks down at the cat carrier, then at Rin, then at Eli, mouth still hanging slack in disbelief.
So much for an originally brilliant idea. Maybe that Cute and Clever in Eli’s nickname actually means something.
It does sound catchier than Pretty and Smart, anyways.
“Bring my kitties to meeee!” Rin commands, still on the floor. Honoka immediately obliges and scoops up the kitten from the table and plops it down on Rin’s chest. Everyone’s eyes turn to Maki almost at once, including the cat’s.
Eli offers a lopsided smile and a shrug, probably some sort of peace offering that was never really necessary in the first place. “It’s all for Rin in the end, isn’t it?”
“Y-yeah… I guess.” Damn. She can’t argue with that logic. So she opens the carrier and carefully places the kitten on the floor beside Rin, where it immediately leaps at its fellow feline to play. The actual feline, that is, not Rin.
“Ahhh, stay there! Wait! I need to take pictures!” Hanayo breaks the awkward silence and rushes somewhere to grab a camera. Just like that, the easygoing atmosphere is back and Maki feels a little less egotistic and a little more pleased with how happy Rin is. It is all for Rin, isn’t it? The two kittens are tumbling on her stomach now, shaken around by Rin’s uncontrollable giggling.
And then Nico bursts in with a rather sour-faced cat cradled in her arms. “Oi, Rin, check out what the great Nico-Nii got for you!”
hello to my lovely lovely followers!! i have had this blog for a little over 7 months now and i’ve just reached 1,000 followers! i am so heartened by how wholeheartedly ive been accepted into this fandom. ive made so many close friends that i really cant imagine going a day without talking to now and been more active here than ever before, and i really thank everyone for that, because one direction and these boys have genuinely brought me so much joy in 2016 (and a hearty amount of stress as well, but mostly joy..)
you know the drill - mutuals bolded, faves italicized!!
@peachbumtommo - ashley, you’re the light of my life, you started a GROUP CHAT with me, we had the 💕 for being best friends on snapchat FOR TWO STRAIGHT MONTHS (again, im so sorry i let snapping about the bachelor au with taylor ruin that, but we probably would’ve lost it while you were at camp anyway 😬). you make my every day better and i’m so happy that i found you on this hellscape of a site.
@peace-klaine-love - oh my god sam, i cant even contain my life for you, who just randomly messaged me at 1am about fucking zayn’s song of all topics (or maybe it was a random babygate thing like 3 days before pillowtalk…idk, regardless) i was thrilled that one of my mutuals had reached out to me, but little did i know that you’d become one of my BEST friends on this entire site and would light up my life. im so glad we can scream about basically everything together in our gc, i love you with all my heart.
@wideeyedwhitetee - anna. you are ONE of the most incredible people on the planet. i am so happy we were introduced, your best friend is a GOD, even if she is wholly unaware of how mutually fucking insane we are. i love that you text me fics you enjoy, i love that you’re genuinely interested and excited about anything we talk about, and i love that because you are so fabulously wonderful, i can actually scream about larry with someone irl. that night was one of the craziest nights of my life, but getting drunk and watching ‘30 iconic larry moments’ on a dorm room floor was so liberating and i basically have you to thank for that. you da 💣.com (also for being there EVERY. STEP. of the writing process for this bachelor au. it is HARD but i know i can do it with you there for me. so thank you.)