this one was always my favorite short

Chaol + Rowaelin

From the Chaol short story in EoS. 

My favorite part of these two sections:

“It would never have worked. And perhaps we would have been a bit shattered by it, but whether in a year, or ten…Rowan would have been there. Waiting for her, all that time.”

Is that not one of the most romantic quotes about Rowaelin from a different character in the series? Even Chaol, who truly loved Celaena, recognizes that it was always going to be Rowan. No matter the distance. Or time. They were always going to find one another.

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pc: this gem

Note: Are any of you even alive? Because I Am Not. This is just a short drabble to let you guys know I’m still here. Can I just say that I love these particular frames A Lot! More than any of his other frames. Like these are my favorite. God. I’m-

Pairing: Yoongi x Reader
Rating: NC17
Genre: Smut
Word Count: 1991

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It’s never an accident whenever Yoongi wears those glasses. He isn’t one to preen too often, but seeing your reaction anytime he wears that specific pair is always good for his ego. Yoongi finds it fascinating and gratifying that your reaction to him wearing those glasses doesn’t seem to change after all these years. 

It always starts with mild surprise because you can’t keep a poker face to save your life. He adores the way your eyes widen and lips part the moment you catch sight of him. Sometimes the hitch in your breath and gaping-fish look can last for a full two seconds. Sometimes (regrettably) you recover quicker than that. 

The surprise fades to lust at an exceptionally quick rate, and Yoongi is not at all embarrassed to say that this is his favorite part of the whole cycle. It’s like watching dominoes fall, one on top of the other, on top of the other, and so on and so forth - falling pieces knocking down the next piece towards that inevitable, satisfying end. He sees it in the pattern of your breaths, in your small, dry swallows and soft clearings of your throat. 

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Does anyone ever get emotional because Leverage was the perfect show all the way through?

Like they didn’t go for too long and fuck everything up. Or get cut short before they could give the characters and ending they all deserved.

We got to see the team really grow from strangers to this ragtag family unit that would do anything and everything for each other, and who really trusted each other’s strengths and choices, even if they didn’t always see the endgame.

Round of applause for Leverage.

A scene from chapter 39, because it one of my favs!!


Everyone were already gone to their rooms or just laid down against any available, warm and soft surface for the night. It had been nearly a miracle that him and his miss found the glowing flower on time, right before anyone died and before the two of them got sick.

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Hey guys, I have been live streaming while I draw and paint with Lynn Wang for the past couple of weeks. It’s been fun, we’ve pumped out a lot of personal pieces in a short amount of time. This is one of my favorites so far, gotta love Princess Bubblegum! Check us out on Tuesday nights sometimes we give stuff away and are always answering all kinds of questions. I used opaque watercolors for this one on watercolor paper. Trying all kinds of things these days!

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Everything Hurts

(Shay here, with my first ever Roy Harper imagine! I know this one is short, but it so cute and fluffy! I hope I captured his character well enough. Anyway, as always, these gifs are not mine. Feel free to send me any concerns/comments/questions and all that jazz. Enjoy!!)

Pairing: Roy Harper x Reader (gender neutral!!)

Word count: 538

Warnings: murder of innocent eggs

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You woke to the gold light seeping through your winding, bathing your white bedroom of your Star City apartment in a warm blanket of natural light.

It was your favorite way to wake up. Well, second favorite.

The only thing better than waking up to the soft light entering your room was hearing the rustling of your boyfriend next you, as he quietly gets up, not wanting to disturb you.

You slowly flopped over, your face inches away from him. His eyes opened, and he gave you a groggy smile.

“Good morning, (Y/N),” He said in his gorgeous morning voice.

“Good morning, Roy.” You responded sweetly.

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Hugging Astro from behind

Masterlist: x


Jinwoo-

It was thirty minutes before one of Astro’s biggest stages. I mean, of course they have performed before, but never for an audience of 30,000+ people. Jinwoo’s nerves were clearly getting the best of him as he was pacing around, muttering his rap in Clap Clap. You being the great girlfriend you are, decided to come up behind him and hug him!

“What was that for?! And, can I have another one?!”

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this fic blew my mind today

One of my favorite Overwatch ships of all time has got to be McCree/Gabriel. Or McReyes, whatever you wanna call it. My fic hunts always came up a little short, though, given that there are so few fics featuring this pairing circulating out there. Those that do exist, unfortunately, are mish-mashes of poor characterization and unconvincing dialogue, most of which portray Gabriel as a cruel, psychopathic BDSM predator whose relationship with McCree is abusive (at best). 

This is not the kind of fic I want to scream about today. 

Stormchaser by winterwhite on AO3 is an extraordinary fic. I don’t say that lightly because I get super picky and analytical about my fics, but this one is a gift to the entire fandom. From characterization, to dialogue, to pacing, to description, this author really tops. It is clearly a labor of love. When that shows through an author’s writing, it really pulls me in. 

I really wanna highlight some of the reasons I liked it so much instead of sing its praises without showing my work. First: Characterization. I have always had a soft spot for Gabriel Reyes, but after enjoying this fic I appreciate him in more nuanced and intricate ways. He is every bit the troubled hardass leader we know him to be, struggling under the responsibility of doing “the dirty jobs” so that Overwatch can sleep at night. The author tracks his descent into vengeance and pain in a beautiful way that neither breaks immersion or feels out of character. 

On that note, I want to appreciate how great it is to see a fic where the characters interact in meaningful ways with someone other than their love interest. Friendship and hardship alike befall McCree, Gabe, and the people around them. 

The pacing is consistent, the writing concise, the action scenes intense, and the dialogue in-character. My only issue is the ending and the cliffhanging shenanigans that left me antsy. There is nothing simple or clean-cut about the relationship between these two characters, and none of it is left to the imagination. Seriously, this fic is underrated and needs so much more attention than it has. Even if you’re not so sure about the pairing, give this author and their excellent writing an honest shot. You won’t be disappointed.

“Rise and shine sleepy head.”

And another one! My US counterparts, enjoy this brief distraction from the election! As before, ficlet brought to you by a dialogue prompt from this post. Unbeta’d, short and just for fun. (this one is super fluffy so enjoy)

submitted by @arlothia


“Rise and shine sleepy head.”

Clint inhaled, turning his face farther into his pillow as he was pulled towards consciousness. The only thing that kept the hand under his pillow from tightening around his favorite knife was the familiarity of the voice whispering over him.  

The bed dipped next to his hip and hand carded through his hair.

“I made you breakfast,” Natasha revealed in the same soft whisper.

That got his attention and he pulled his head up, turning to peer at her through sleep-bleared eyes.

“You what?”

He didn’t mean to sound so shocked…or worried…he really didn’t.

Natasha scowled at him and the hand that was combing through his hair slapped against the back of his head sharply.

“You don’t have to sound so scared.”

“No, I’m just…surprised,” he replied quickly, carefully shifting in the bed so he could sit up. Natasha’s hand caught his elbow, helping to ease him up slowly and then she reached around him to yank her pillow across the bed to sit with his.

“Yeah, well, see if I ever do anything nice for you again,” she muttered as she nudged him back against the pillows. He watched her gaze drift to the bright white bandage on his lower chest – a neat little stab wound that, while seemingly small, ended up going a little too deep for comfort.

But she snapped her eyes away quickly, before he had a chance to get a read on her. She reached for a tray that had apparently been set on the ground and shifted it onto his lap.

Clint’s eyebrows shot up to his hair line.

The only thing on the tray was a white bag.

“Is this…?”

“A bagel?” Natasha smirked. “Yeah – plain with extra cream cheese.”

Clint opened the bag and peered into it.

It smelled like heaven.

“Did you go all the way to…?”

“That place on 56th? As if I’d dare go anywhere else.”

Clint glanced up to see her smirking triumphantly.

“Did you really think I’d try to cook?” she accused lightly, reaching into the bag and pulling out two bagels. “You sure you didn’t hit your head when you got stabbed?”

“You said you cooked.”

“Uh – spy,” she pointed at herself. “I happen to be an expert at the art of deception.”

Clint accepted half a bagel – slathered in butter and cream cheese – when she held it out to him.

“What the hell was the point of lying about breakfast?”

She took a bite of her own bagel and grinned.

“To see the panic on your face.”

Clint narrowed his eyes, and quicker than she was ready for, reached out and smeared cream cheese on her nose.

Her eyes widened comically and she huffed in shock.

“You’re gonna pay for that.”

Clint smirked wickedly.

He was counting on it.  

I’m working on a list of fic ideas and plot notes for some short ficlets and a long-ish reunion fic that has a twist that I can’t wait to share! I know I’m about a million years late to the joys of this fandom, but I’m here now and I’m excited and I’m ready to explode content everywhere. I write faster than I can draw, so it seems that’s what’s going to be first up on the menu.

Here’s what I’m planning to work on so far:

  • Reunion Fic with a special twist, I haven’t finished plotting it yet but it’s likely to be at least 20k. When I write plotty stuff it tends to get long. I’m super excited about this one because the twist is something I didn’t really see when looking up Nezushi fics, and I think it’s something that can fit so well into their world.
  • Bed Sharing because that’s one of my favorite tropes and the world could always use more of it.
  • Short AU Collection (likely to be oneshots, unless I get inspired to make something longer) - So far on the list I plan on doing Soulmates, but I don’t know whether to do a collection of just soulmate tropes or to mix it up with some other ones in there. Fake dating comes to mind, I’m big on that trope, too. Maybe a YOI au can squeeze in there so we can all enjoy more of @yeagaswagga‘s amazing YOI x No.6 crossover? ;)
  • I have a mighty need for some domestic life in West Block, so I’m feeling some slice of life missing scenes to do some character studies and what not.
  • I kind of want to play around with some Canon Divergence AU to see what would happen if Nezumi didn’t leave, and how he would struggle with that need to leave while also exploring the found family dynamics between the characters as well as seeing how the residents from inside No. 6 would mesh with the West Block in the early days, but this is all on the backburner since I have other big WIPs to work on from other fandoms and don’t have the time I’d like to dedicate to this one.


I don’t have any No.6 fic written yet since I just started plotting these out, but in the meantime if you’re interested here’s my AO3 where I have YOI and HP fics. HP is my main playground, but when I have time I like to dabble in others. If you found me through my YOI blog @victuuriporkbowl then you might already be familiar with my writing.

I’ll definitely have fic recs to start sharing, too! I’ve read through quite a few already. :) 

What are your favorite fic tropes and AUs?

Books I Read in 2016

I read a whopping 150 books this year (up from 86 last year) (if I don’t stop trying to outdo myself I will soon do nothing but read), which I blame entirely on the world being too terrifying to stay in for very long.

As in the last few years, some statistics for my own reference!

  • 124 were written by women (an additional 4 were anthologies edited or co-edited by women)
  • 35 were rereads
  • 52 were written for YA or younger (as always, an approximate figure, some things skirt edges), 86 are sci fi or fantasy of some kind (but I think I lost count in there somewhere), 26 are romances or romance-focused, 11 were nonfiction. Some crossover, as always, between many of those groups.

A vague top ten where I sometimes put a whole series into one bullet point because I do what I want and life’s too short to pick favorites. Also, discounting rereads.

  • “The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet” Becky Chambers (this list isn’t going to be numbered, but this is my favorite book I read this year, hands down)
  • “Rivers of London” (series) Ben Aaronovitch
  • “The Goblin Emperor” Katherine Addison
  • “The Duchess War” Courtney Milan
  • “Skating Shoes” Noel Streatfeild (I read the rest of the Shoes books as a kid but never this one, and I loved it so deeply!)
  • “The Wolf Wilder” Katherine Rundell
  • “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • “The King of Attolia” Megan Whalen Turner (I loved the whole series, obviously, but especially this one, wow)
  • “Code Name Verity” Elizabeth Wein
  • “Radiance” Catherynne M. Valente (I read two in the Fairyland series from her also, and I like that world better, but I couldn’t choose between them so this goes on instead. It is weird but beautiful, like much of her prose)

If anyone wants to talk about books, or ask me what I hated and what I reread and what was fine but disappointing, or if anyone has recs for the new year, please feel free to drop by my askbox! I always love talking about books.

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Niall! 2016 was a great year for Niall! I’m so proud of him and some of his great fashion choices this year. My only request for 2017 is for him to venture to other part of the color wheel. *stares pointedly at Lu’s list*


March 11 - Instagram - Details (shirt, shorts, shoes, sunnies)

Casual blue is the name of the game with Niall, and this mono-blue co-ord Oliver Spencer outfit set the tone (both in pigment and in #aesthetic) for his whole year.  Comfortable, but always with a slight edge of fashion forward. Topped off with my favorite Dior sunnies, it’s one of my top looks for Niall.


July 4 - At Wimbledon - Details (sunnies, shoes)

The mystery greeny-grey-blue (?) Wimbledon suit has to be included. Have I found it? No. Has anyone else tracked it down? No. Ellie? A hint please? Anyway, Niall was quite fond of the summer events this year, giving us a few sporting suits to choose from (see what I did there?). I particularly liked that he paired this suit with a breezier grandad collared shirt, his orange Garrett Leight sunglasses and some Stan Smith’s. Game, set, match! (I had to)


October 28 - TODAY Show - Details (shirt, shoes)

When looking through his “This Town” promo appearances, Niall’s outfit for the TODAY show was a definite winner. Niall went full singer-songwriter with the grey twill button down and a pair of washed-effect Burberry Chelsea boots. A great fall look to go with a great fall song!


Happy New Year!

- Alex

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csi appreciation week - day 6:
favorite quote(s) 1/? 

I love so many quotes from all these amazing seasons of our show that it’s really hard to choose only one or the few. But this Warrick’s quote is so true that it’s always somewhere in the back of my mind… Because we all know and hear all the time that life is short, that we don’t have much time etc…we always hear about deaths of young people or even kids… but we don’t really believe that life can really be that short as long as something terrible happens close to us. That’s why he really realised that only after he almost lost Nicky even if he’s job was connected with death for so many years…

My very favorite princess ever, always and forever. Nothing I can say even seems adequate to say about someone who was so funny and quirky and smart and brave, and who brought such an important, strong female character to life in a way that no one else could have done quite the way she did – to say nothing of everything else she did during her all too-short time here.

Rest in peace, Carrie. Thank you for everything. You will be so sorely missed. 

Mocha with Caramel and Chocolate Chips

Mocha with Caramel and Chocolate Chips by Dandelionss

Pairings: Gabriel/Sam Winchester, Background Dean Winchester, Castiel

Rating: G

Length: 529

Warnings/Tags: AU, Human AU, Soulmate AU, Law student! Sam, Baker! Castiel

Summary:Sam always wondered about his words. It was different than Dean’s and way different than any of his friends. So who was his soulmate anyways?Soulmate AU where the first thing they say to you is written on you.

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Soulmate AUs are some of my favorite AUs of all time, and this one did not disappoint. My only compliant is that there isn’t more of it. I like the added Coffeeshop thrown in and Sam’s reaction in the end is just perfect! awesome job- Lauren 

A short but sweet one! I adore Soulmate AUs with a passion, and the way that the author incorporated their own little twist to Sam and Gabriel’s first meeting with their soulmarks was enjoyable and so cute! I love it! - Gisselle

Party Favors 💀

Requested by @thing-you-do-with-that-thing
Pairing: Young!Jensen x Reader
Prompt: “Hand over the girl.” – “Not going to happen.” 
A/N: An unedited and unexpected short shot & part of 2k Celeb. Enjoy 🎃!
Words: 700+

Halloween have always been one of my favorite holiday. Everything was pre-planned for tonight, from costume to avenue. Plans were going perfectly until Jensen and I decided to put up an argument the same weekend. He’s the one hosting the party. Dating him have never been easy. We fight like a married couple and love each other the same way. It took time to get used to his celebrity life. When all the news popped out of Jensen Ackles dating a non famous girl, just a writer to be exact. I didn’t know what to do or how to handle it. I learned that if I wanted to be happy with him I had to ignore everything that comes from blogs. Tonight wasn’t one of the nights I followed my own advices.

“Check this one,” I spoke bitterly. “Breaking News: Musician Jensen Ackles spotted with a beautiful redhead. What happened to his girlfriend or should we call ex-girlfriend, Y/N?” I rolled my eyes. Zooming into the photo I see the blonde stupid TMZ is talking about. My friends who are getting their makeup done in my place looked at me.

“She’s not a groupie,” I stated, “just his manager assistant.”

“Is she going to the party?” Lila cocked an eyebrow.

I met her eyes, “Yes and so I am.”

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