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YOI Fan Rec Friday


Hi everyone! So I got over 100 recommendations this week, so I am not going to be able to put them all here, but I did check out every single recommendation that I got! Thank you!

To narrow down my recommendations for next week, please state that your recommendation is for “Fan Rec Friday!” If you just want to recommend something to me and don’t want it on FRF (Fan Rec Friday), that’s fine too!

Rec’d by anonymous:
a spark in your center by farseersfool, Explicit, 6.2k
This hadn’t been part of the plan. None of this had been part of the plan. Not the kiss, not the public spectacle, and definitely—absolutely, under no circumstances—not the part where he’d fallen in love with Yuri Katsuki.

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Rec’d by anonymous and @sspectacularlyignorant​:
Dear Mama by Ferrero13, Teen, 30k
In which Victor writes letters to his mother, who is fifty percent of his rationality and self-control.

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Rec’d by @sparklingwaterbabie​:
singularity by springsoldier (ladydaredevil), Teen, 10k
Victor Nikiforov, Jedi Knight, does not struggle with attachments. It’s only that Duke Katsuki of Hasetsu is unfairly attractive.

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Rec’d by @exile-wrath​:
crust and sugar over by ShanaStoryteller, Teen, 9.6k (WIP)
Yuuri and Yuri become friends and Viktor develops a crush.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Victor Nikiforov May As Well Replace Your Smartphone by toganeshiro, Gen, 2.2k
Yuuri never thought by living with Victor Nikiforov, the living legend, would slowly reduce his need of his smartphone.

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Rec’d by @bluelup28
The Clockwork Prince by momolady, Not Rated, 32k (WIP)
Yuuri became an Artisan in hopes of meeting the Figure that captured his heart as a child, the ice dancer Viktor. Yuuri had long given up his dream and opened a small shop. Then one day, his entire life changes when Prince Yuri comes and requests Yuuri to make emergency repairs on his Figure, the one and only Viktor.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
see myself through someone else by maydei, Gen, 1.2k
Victor is a mermaid that washes up on the Atlantic Coast amidst a strong tide. When taking refuge up a small sound, he meets an artist under a bridge.

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Rec’d by @phoenixwaller​ and @writingfish​:
Standard Deviations by JustBeHappy, Teen, 82k
Time Travel AU, where Victor landed 4 years into the past, just after Sochi Grand Prix Finals.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Fondue by BastetCG, elenathea, Mature,39k (WIP)
Male dancers are not supposed to dance en pointe. Yuuri knows that. Everyone knows that. But he can’t help but want to. He wants to be graceful and beautiful and float across the stage. And if he can find the confidence to explain that to Viktor, Viktor might just be able to help.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Altschmerz by Liana_Legaspi, Teen, 15k
Yuuri has trouble adjusting to St. Petersburg.

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Rec’d by anonymous and @rei-drome​:
No Less Unthinkable by rageprufrock, Explicit, 79k
In which Katsuki Yuuri fights a losing battle with chronic anxiety, the quadruple Salchow, and his own judgment four drinks in — but wins the war.

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Rec’d by @trashbambi
Reverence by thicctor-nikiforov (trashbambi), Teen, 406 words
It was late. The world around them was mostly asleep.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Inconveniences of the Heart by Aristophanium, Explicit, 22k
“Have you thought much about love?” Yuri on Ice season 1, from Victor’s point of view.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Lullaby of Birdland by Orchids_and_Fictional_Cities, Teen, 22k (WIP)
After his poor performance at the Grand Prix Final, Yuuri is weary but not broken, and decides to give it one last shot. Victor plays piano three nights a week at a small jazz bar near the Detroit Skating Club, and does his best to get by.

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Rec’d by @aeriamamaduck​:
Settling In by TheRavenLady, Explicit, 8.4k
After the Grand Prix Final, Viktor and Yuuri make decisions about their future, which finds Yuuri moving to St. Petersburg with his fiance. Viktor is, of course, all too happy about this- and even happier to tell Yuuri that they have yet to christen his apartment. This is one challenge that Yuuri finds himself happy to accept.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Live, Laugh, Love by Lucien_King, Teen, 9.4k (WIP)
Yuuri Katsuki, a 23-year-old Japanese actor, was a veteran top star. He has been in various popular movies as both main and supporting actors, creating a massive fan base. And then, he met the Viktor Nikiforov.

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Rec’d by @versaphile​:
Objectively Wonderful by versaphile, Gen, 2k
There was no reason for him to feel anxious about anything, not when when his life was objectively wonderful. He was an international gold medalist and married to Victor Nikiforov, for heaven’s sake. He should never be sad for another moment for the rest of his life. Except he was.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
The “real” viktor nikiforov by thishasbeencary, Teen, 3.6k (WIP)
So, fine, maybe Yuuri’s a little bored and lonely when he likes a dating profile claiming to be Viktor Nikiforov. And, maybe, he’s a little pathetic when he gets excited when the account messages him almost immediately after. And, he’s definitely stupid for falling in love with someone pretending to be his idol, but he can’t help it. It’s not like it’s the real Viktor Nikiforov, anyway. He knows someone is catfishing him, but he still falls ridiculously in love.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Showing Results for ‘Katsuki Yuuri’ by Ferrero13, Gen, 3.9k
Victor makes it his goal to get Katsuki Yuuri, figure skater, to the first page of Google results. There is no way he could let such a brilliant skater be overshadowed by Katsuki Yuuri, winner of some stuffy academic medal, who is probably 50 and balding.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
two moons falling by phollie, Teen, 2.7k
Yuuri and Viktor have a late night talk about anxiety and the moon. Set within the first month of living together in Hasetsu.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Rhapsody by LegallyLucifer, Teen, 12k (WIP)
He’s been a star from the beginning. Both of his parents, Yakov, and all those around him, everybody who has seen him skate, knows it. Viktor, however, continues to see himself as nothing but a potential rising star. After all, he’s only sixteen and is just making his senior debut.

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Rec’d by @yuurioniceismylife:
Twenty-Five Hours by 0lizzybennet0, Mature, 14k (WIP)
In which Yuuri spends a 25 hour flight next to Victor Nikiforov, skating legend, and feels it might simultaneously be the best and worst thing that has ever happened to him.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
The Easy Winners by c0rnfl0wer, Teen, 16k (WIP)
Historical AU set around 1908, the ragtime era. Yuuri is a pianist & composer in ragtime, Viktor is a ballet dancer turned figure skater.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Lessons In Speaking Family by phlintandsteel, Mature, 9.1k
Victor had started it. It was his fault in the end then, though he knew Yuuri took responsibility as well. And he couldn’t even blame it on being so ridiculously, goddamn in love with his husband that he sometimes got the urge to adopt every cute little thing in sight to increase their family.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
A Beast Wakes at Night by yuurikatsuckme, Teen, 6.2k (WIP)
Viktor has lived for more centuries than most living (?) beings have seen, and quite frankly he’s just bored. Yuuri is new to the vampire life, and is having a hard time adjusting to the life with no one to guide him. With his refusal to drink from another human, another side of his new self will rear its head.

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Rec’d by anonymous and anonymous:
Setting Sun by LittleLostStar, Mature, 29k (WIP)
In which Yuuri humiliatingly loses Hot Springs on Ice, Victor goes back to Russia to train Yurio, Yuuri is trapped in Japan with a sadistic replacement, and everyone is miserable—until the night that Yuuri posts some personally relevant song lyrics on Instagram, and wakes up the next morning to find that Victor has posted lyrics which seem to be a reply.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
Precocious by EmmyLynna, Gen, 24k (WIP)
Whatever Viktor Nikiforov wanted, he would get. And the moment his eyes locked onto the cute omega, he knew that Yuuri Katsuki would be his. That’s why during recess he marched over, held his hands, and proclaimed, “Yuuri, starting today, I’m your alpha and you’re my mate!” Much to the shock of their classmates and teachers.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
With the Tides by kiaronna, Teen, 5.1k (WIP)
Honorable and soft-hearted Katsuki Yuuri is not particularly good at being a vicious pirate captain. Viktor Nikiforov, decorated top naval officer, is very sure of this fact. Mostly because he is being held both captive and captivated by the other man on his pirate ship, the Hasetsu.

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Rec’d by anonymous:
The Curious Case of Yuuri Katsuki by athylia, Not Rated, 19k (WIP)
Viktor understood loneliness, maybe not to the amount that the man who was mourning his dead pokemon, but he knew loneliness like an old friend. Being at the top had its disadvantages. The bespectacled man was somewhat similar to him. That is until, he saw the man giving orders to his precious Makkachin and Makkachin actually obeying him. There might be more to Yuuri Katsuki than he thought.

Thank you for all your recs! ₍₍ (̨̡ ‾᷄♡‾᷅ )̧̢ ₎₎ 

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The Mystery of DD

Since a lot of newer fans weren’t around to experience the mystery of the DD era as it was unfolding, I wanted to try to describe it so people can understand what it was like to be an MCR fan in 2010.

A Bizarre Mystery

It all began on September 4th, 2010, when MCR’s website suddenly disappeared and was replaced with a mysterious transmitter. No one had any idea this was coming, and no explanation was offered. You could click the dials to see different screens (test patterns, a nuclear fallout symbol, etc.), and hear distorted sounds. At one point, fans believed that they could hear an unreleased MCR song on one of the stations, buried under static and distortion. Later on, the transmitter started playing mysterious videos that hinted at a post-apocalyptic universe.

Not long after the transmitter appeared, the DrDeathDefying Twitter account was discovered after he tweeted a fan. NewsAGoGo and AgentCherriCola were discovered soon after, with the rest of the accounts coming later. The accounts posted a bizarre mixture of strange pictures, futuristic slang, references to apocalyptic events, fan interactions, and eerie ramblings. You could determine a loose background and storyline from the Twitter accounts, but they were so vague that no one was quite sure what was going on. All we knew was that the characters seemed to be part of a nightmarish, post-apocalyptic universe that took place in the near future. But we had no idea how this related to MCR, or why they’d gone in this direction for their next album.

The Return of

The website did return on September 8th, with a new photo and blog post from Frank. But the blog post offered no explanation, and the speculation was far from over. The transmitter was still accessible on a separate page on MCR’s website. As the Twitter accounts continued to post their bizarre ramblings, people made connections to everything from movies to past MCR eras to the supposed “2012 Mayan Apocalypse.” At that point, their next album could have been about anything.

Looking back at Danger Days now, it’s pretty clear what was going on. But at the time, we had no idea where this era was heading. Keep in mind that our only sources of information were the Twitter accounts and the transmitter–no comics, no music videos, no interviews. The era could have been about anything. For this reason, fans scrutinized every scrap of information–pictures, tweets, transmissions–down to the smallest detail.

A World of Theories

The blog girlautomatic is a great place to read the old theories. Here’s an example from one of her posts:

Here’s my new theory:

  • Dr. Death Defying is part of a group called the Philly Jackals, likely a gang that either travels around on motorcycles or cars or both. Whether the group actually comes out of Philadelphia, assuming Philadelphia (or even the other states) still even exists as we know them to exist, is debatable.
  • The name Dr. Death Defying is an alias s/he either adopted or was given upon joining up with the Philly Jackals.
  • Slaughtermatic Sounds is both their logo and their motto.
  • The car in the picture Frank posted and the raygun Dr. Death Defying tweeted a picture of belong to him/her.

Which could possibly mean that the Lady referred to in this tweet is said car. It also probably means that last night’s tweet about being low on batteries is also about his car, but that might be a bit of a stretch. Also? I’m not sure I’d want to get on the Doctor’s bad side, if this is all correct. Motor gangs are serious business. It at least casts this tweet in a different light, though, and really makes me wonder if this tweet about nitro is referring to the dangers of drag racing, and if this tweet is about traveling on the open road.

This might look strange to fans today, but at the time, no scrap of information was insignificant. Whole blog posts were written about one or two tweets. People studied the blank transmitter screen, trying to see vague shadows or reflections in the image. They traced pictures posted on Twitter to their original sources, then studied the sources. To fans, it was basically a giant puzzle–but we had no idea where it was heading, or if there were even a solution to find.

People also tried to figure out who ran these Twitter accounts. We know now that Shaun Simon ran most of them, with Gerard Way and Jon Rivera handling DrDeathDefying. But at the time, several fans (including me) just kind of assumed that the members of MCR ran the accounts. A popular theory was that Gerard ran DrDeathDefying and Frank ran NewsAGoGo (a few tweets shared Frank’s typing style.) However, some people did suspect that Shaun Simon was involved, as the characters tended to tweet about things that he mentioned on his personal Twitter.

The End of an Era

Eventually the “Art Is The Weapon“ video was released, and the interviews and music videos that followed cleared up a lot of the mystery. But the characters continued to tweet, some of them posting well into 2013. We’re now familiar with the Danger Days universe, but the hint of mystery and intrigue still lingers. Many questions were never answered, while some concepts and ideas were scrapped altogether. Even if we get more content in the future, parts of DD will always remain a mystery to us–and I think that’s one reason that it continues to capture people’s imaginations.

An interesting note–thinking back on the transmitter and the Twitter accounts, it felt like we’d analyzed these pieces of information for months. But while I was researching this blog post, I realized that MCR’s website returned after only four days, and "Art Is The Weapon” was released only a few weeks later. I guess the analysis and scrutiny was so in-depth that it seemed to last much longer!

Fabulous Olicity Fanfic Friday - April 14th, 2017

Originally posted by gameoverthelifesaid

Happy Friday! So this is my attempt to both thank awesome fanfic writers for their amazing work and offer my recommendations to anyone who is interested. Here are the fantastic fanfic stories I read this week! Had issues with the hyperlinks this week so the link is now posted separately. They are posted in the order I read them.

Pieces of Always multi-chapter by @so-caffeinated and @dust2dust34 - Life continues after Forever is Composed of Nows. Ongoing non-linear collection of family moments for the Queens.

Deceive, Inveigle and Obfuscate multi-chapter by @machawicket - AWESOME story about a pretend marriage between Oliver and Felicity for reasons

Time for a Story multi-chapter by @smkkbert - This fic shows Olicity and their life as a (married) couple with family. Although Olicity (and their kids) are the protagonists, other characters of Arrow and Flash make appearances. Now on Chapter 145 so so awesome!!!

A Soul Lost at Sea multi-chapter by @tinaday3w - MAGNIFICENT regency romance where Oliver is a pirate who had returned to his previous life.

The Challenge by @felicityollies for Olicity Valentine’s Smut-a-thon - Prompt:  “You look real good in that suit/dress/skirt/outfit.”

Untitled by @onceuponanolicity for Olicity Valentine’s Smut-a-thon -Prompt: Guy on top

Untitled by @so-caffeinated - Flash fic set in Pieces of You universe, includes some Bed Bath and Beyond for reasons

Part of My Heart by CharArrow- What she thought would be a simple FaceTime from her mom, leaves Felicity in desperate need of Oliver and Diggle’s help. It also leaves her guys with many questions.  Season 2 rewrite.

Redemption multi-chapter by @vaelisamaza Oliver returns for being with the League after five - this story gets better and better - you should be reading this!

Starling Archers multi-chapter by @missyriver and @thebookjumper - When Oliver Queen signs up for a computer programming class at Starling University, he doesn’t realize the girl he’s been crushing on since his junior year is the TA for the class.  Ever since they first met, she’s never seemed interested in him, but the pride of the Archery team isn’t used to not getting what he wants.  And Felicity Smoak is definitely what he wants. SO AWESOME, keeping my fingers crossed for more.

I told you so… by @wherethereissmoak - Based on the prompt “I just like proving you wrong.” Felicity asked Oliver not to go out of town a few weeks before their baby was due, but he thought they had plenty of time. -

Bake for a Date multi-chapter by @oycharlynnrose  Donna enters Felicity in a baking contest to win a date with her boss Oliver Queen - Super Sweet and Delightful, link to first chapter, rest are also on blog

The White Queen by @felicityollies - How do you break a man that is already so very broken? You break the love of his life, of course. Very Dark.

Keep it Professional multi-chapter by @mogirl97 - Oliver is assigned to be Felicity’s bodyguard

Trust Me multi-chapter by @felicityollies - When a prostitute meets the perfect client, she has to remind herself that there’s no room for getting close to someone in her line of work.

Pour Jouir Par Terre by onanomotopeioa for Olicity Valentine’s Smut-a-thon -
Prompt: post-workout locker room sex

All I wanna do (Let Go Tonight) by @bokayjunkie for Olicity Valentine’s Smut-a-thon - “Oh, don’t mind me. Just enjoying the view.

To Sacrifice the Sun multi-chapter by @emmilynestill - Oliver and Felicity are ARGUS agents working on a mission in Mexico, the two share some very important history. LOVE THIS

Until the End Draws Near Parts I-IV multi-chapter by @geniewithwifi - Arrow 5x20 spec - So ADDICTIVE!  

But You Stood By My Side Night After Night (You Loved Me Back To Life)  by Ciara2531 - Collection of Arrow Drabbles

A Day in the Life multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Felicity Smoak is an MIT graduate and assistant to Oliver Queen.   Suddenly she is his pretend girlfriend and in the spotlight.  Oliver Queen needs a girlfriend to get rid of an obsessive former lover and to please his parents. Fluffy, funny, happiness!

In My Daughter’s Eyes multi-chapter by @smkkbert - Oliver and Felicity are parents following a teenage pregnancy, they balance family life with school and I love it!

Peppers (mini drabble) by @felicityollies - Sweet family time

Felicity Smoak - Model, International Star and Murderer? multi-chapter by @tdgal1 - Oliver is called defended international Star Felicity Smoak when she is charged with murder - I can’t express how excited I am about this!

Purge Night multi-chapter by @spaztronautwriter - Felicity is caught in the Glades during the annual Purge. She’s rescued by a man who claims he can keep her safe, but when things start to go wrong—and boy do they ever—she might find herself back on the streets, even worse off then before. An Olicity AU based on the movie The Purge (I didn’t see the movie and am still enjoying the story)

A Quick Stop at Bed, Bath and Beyond by @geneshaven - Olicity shop for a wedding present -

As Easy As Falling multi-chapter by @charlinert - Felicity has just received tragic news when she meets Oliver, I believe there is hope, highly recommend but you will cry but not every chapter!

Sooner or Later by @olicityandsteroline - Oliver, the stereotypical scrawny nerd, and Felicity, the beautiful and popular genius, have been the closest that best friends could possibly be, practically each other’s other halves. Until Felicity leaves for an incredible education opportunity in Europe. Coming home to Starling City years later, Felicity sees that her once geeky best friend has changed, drastically. Can the two of them be as close as they were before she left? Or have the two of them changed too much? So So WONDERFUL

Return to Me multi-chapter by @diggo26 - What would you do if you woke up tomorrow with the last 5 years of your memories gone? After an unfortunate accident, Oliver Queen must figure out his place in a life he has no memory of whilst his wife, Felicity, does everything she can to support him. With emotions, secrets and relationships pushed to the limits; will love and friendship be enough to turn back the hands of time?

Impact multi-chapter by @geneshaven - What would happen to Olicity if something happened to William - dark and wonderful  
Ch 2

The Good Drugs by @sarcasticfina - Oliver has some medication

Red Square multi-chapter by @quiveringbunny Amanda Waller sent Oliver Queen to Russia to infiltrate the Bratva. But has she forgotten him there? EXCELLENT new story you need in your life!

Untitled by @cruzrogue - snippet of a lovely wake up with Olicity - sneak peak of an upcoming story!

Starling City’s Own Pollen Vector multi-chapter by @fiacresgirl -When a new criminal begins targeting Starling City’s young women with a weaponized aphrodisiac, Original Team Arrow steps out into the field to catch him. Things go awry.  Very sexy times!

Prompt Whewwwwww! by @imusuallyobsessed - Arrow Girls night!

Love on the Brain by @lostolicityscenes - 5x20 spec

Hotline by @geneshaven - Hoping it’s multi-chapter Team Arrow deal with a caller to a suicide hotline

Coming Home by @dmichellewrites -  Sentence Prompt: I thought I put it over here…

I Don’t Dance by @lovejesusarrowavengersblog - The reason Oliver Queen dances. So Sweet!

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2015: Jul. ~ Dec.

January ~ June 2015 || all fests/exchanges || other years

Top 30 longest AU fics

1. Relief Next To Me by dolce_piccante | @haydolce [M, 333.7k]

What happens when a baker and a graphic designer meet via a very specific Craigslist post? Fate, friendship, food, and maybe more.  ~ 2015.09
From Relief Next To Me series

2. Maybe It Was You from the Start by nixostorme | @nixostorme [M, 209.1k]

the one where Louis is oblivious, even to his own feelings. Harry is a little scarred and very possessive. Zayn is insecure but can see it all. Niall falls for the last person he would ever expect too. Liam is kind of an ass, but the boys love him anyways.  ~ 2015.11

3. Handwriting On The Wall by xKireyy [M, 200.2k]

Harry Styles is a simple boy who works in a bakery. Louis Tomlinson is an uprising singer making his way through the charts. When the two meet by so-called ‘fate’, Harry’s life is turned upside down when a simple friendship turns into something more. He’s suddenly thrown into a world of popularity, scrutiny, secrecy and love. Everything seems to be going against his logic, but then again, love does that to you, doesn’t it?  ~ 2015.11

4. Keep me where the light is by frenchkiss [E, 198.2k]

A post-Hogwarts era AU featuring a wedding, a fake relationship, lots of sex, a cat named Hermione, a string of terrifying murders, and two young Aurors who are about to embark on a case that will change their lives (and the lives of the ones they love) forever.  ~ 2015.11

5. Smoke & Mirrors by Violet_Janou | @violetjanou [T, 173.7k]

Louis believes love was a myth. Seeing it be a lie in his life growing up he brushed it off as stupidity of weakness in a person. He vowed he would never fall in love. Harry knew love to be alive and true. It wasn’t always pretty and wrapped neatly in a bow. But love was out there for everyone.What happens when these two worlds collide?  ~ 2015.09

6. blue lips, blue veins by fresharold | @fresharold [E, 173.6k]

au where Harry takes art classes on Fridays before going to work and Louis is the French nude model who drops the robe and doesn’t let him focus. There are plenty of text messages, a mess of emotions and a lot of time spent in bed.  ~ 2015.10

7. Lost Memories by fresharold | @fresharold [M, 166.2k]

where Harry and Louis meet when they’re still learning the meaning of life, till they find out the meaning is “Louis&Harry” and they decide to make a lot of promises to keep them going.  ~ 2015.07
From Promises. series

8. baby we’ll be fine (all we gotta do is be brave and be kind) by aloequeera | @aloequeerafic [E, 146k]

Louis hates Harry. Harry hates being hated. First aid kits and kittens make it better.  ~ 2015.12

9. Next to your Heartbeat (where I should be) by jaded25 [M, 130.8k]

All it takes for them to fall in love is one night. All they have to do is wait one year to see each other again. Yet, when Louis returns after his year abroad, the boy who’s got his arms wrapped around Harry isn’t him. It isn’t a stranger either, which should make walking away all that easier. After all, friend’s don’t lust after their mate’s boyfriends.
Technically, doing the right thing should be easy - but when has Louis ever been known to taking the easy way out?
 ~ 2015.07

10. I’m gonna burn for you, you’re gonna melt for me by MrsStylinson | @lovehoperomance [T, 126.9k]

Harry Styles is the 22 year old counsellor in training who meets Louis on a camp for young boys with mental health issues and takes up the challenge of getting him to open up. Louis is beautiful and haunting in his near constant silence and Harry wants to crack the code. But the closer he gets, the more his own heart cracks, opening up to let a fiery blue eyed boy seep inside without warning. The more Louis shares, consciously or not, the more Harry wants. But Louis’ wrestling with demons Harry can’t fathom and Harry is fighting against the pull of his own emotions. In the end, it might just come down to a test of wills and two hearts grazing against each other, trying to discover if they fit.  ~ 2015.07

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(dis)enchanting (chapter 1)

fandom: girl meets world 
ship: riley x lucas 
word count: 2,941
summary: in which lucas friar is invisible and spills all his secrets to an online anonymous best friend, jexica. and riley matthews is the most popular girl in school who feels most comfortable talking to an online cowboy. one night, the homecoming masquerade dance is about to change everything .// or the rucas cinderella story au that no one asked for.
notes: so….i’m starting a multi chaptered fic….let’s see how this goes. i’ve had this idea for a while, so here it is. please enjoy and let me know what you think!!! 

read on ao3 


“Lucas! Lucas! Were you listening to a word I was saying?” Isadora Smackle’s voice is loud and disruptive and it effectively snaps Lucas from his daze, and he focuses his attention back on his best friend, who’s staring at him with a cocked eyebrow and an annoyed look on her face. He grins sheepishly, knowing that he’d been caught.

“No, sorry, Smackle. You were talking about your chemistry class though, right?” Lucas takes a sip of his water, desperately trying to keep his eyes on his friend, and now the brunette girl three tables down from them. He watches Smackle roll her eyes, seemingly knowing exactly where Lucas’ attention was, but she didn’t comment.

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anonymous asked:

Teakip, when you first started, did you ever feel anxious or insecure about your art? What helped you get over it and build up enough confidence to be happy with your work?

Tl;dr: even if you hate what you create, draw near daily and post it regardless if you think it’s good or not so you can track your progress and get used to appreciating and sharing your own work and build self confidence.

I was insanely self conscious the first whole 2 of the 3 years I’ve been doing digital art, it wasn’t until spring of last year that I started to find a consistent style and that was also when I hit 10k on ig and just grew from there.

I’m terrible at advice (not that my advice is bad I just never have the motivation to give it) but what I can tell you is that everyone always starts out as shit. Everyone sucks at art in the begining, even the most amazing and popular artist you can think of started with little to no artistic ability and had to be very very patient and allow their style to develop and become a trademark to who they are. And I always really try to push for people to post most (doesn’t have to be all) of what they draw online even if you don’t like it bc when you do so you’re able to keep track and actually watch your style change and improve and it can be a good confidence booster. I’d show the pic but I’m on mobile but just the other day on my ig even compared an erejean piece I did 2 years ago to the one I did for erejean week recently and you really can see a big fucking difference. Another thing is to draw as much as humanly possible and to do it often bc the more you draw the faster you improve.

Football RPF Survey - Demographics

This is the first part of the Football RPF survey report. It’s the part that mainly covers the demographics of the responders. The form had a total of 202 responders, with certain sections getting more or less responses (except for the section start, none of the questions were mandatory).

What is your age?

Of the 202 participants:

  • 105 (52 %) are between the ages of 18 and 24
  • 48 (23,8%) are between the ages of 25 and 34
  • 42 (20,8%) are younger than 17
  • 6 (3%) are between 35 and 44
  • One person abstained from answering.

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I’m only posting this because my love @frostbittemyheart wanted it.

I know this is probably like idk my 4th time re posting this.

My infamous Mark smut that @aireyelle enjoyed so much LMFAO. 

Disclaimer:It’s smut. If you dont like smut. Dont read it. And shut the fuck up because no one cares at this point LMAO. 

“Liquor and Sex”

You X Mark Tuan (GOT7)

Rated M

One Shot

You hated parties but your friend already talked you into going for the alcohol. It was bad enough it was someone from high school. Mark. Aka Fuck Boy. You didn’t want to be near him but your friend was into his friend Jackson.  You didn’t listen to the whole story. Your friend talked about how she bumped into them at the mall last week and she was so set on banging Jackson before he went back to Hong Kong.  

Mark was the typical popular guy in school that everyone wanted or wanted to be. He had the nickname Fuck Boy for that reason. He was so fucking cocky just because he was a little cute. He was more than cute. But you wouldn’t let him know that. You would be damned.

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Allison and Neil BFF AU

(Is this technically an AU because they’re low key bffs in canon tbh???) 
Sorry this will be an exceedingly long post and I’m on mobile and I can’t do a read more/ I don’t know how??? So I apologize in advance but this HAD to be posted

• so imagine Neil ends up in Phoenix instead of Millport 

• and Allison lives in a much too big house by herself because fuck her parents she doesn’t WANT what they are giving her, so she leaves 

•and they’re both in high school, because what’s a canon timeline, and Allison is about to be a senior and Neil is a little sophomore with a lot of trust issues.

• he doesn’t plan on staying but it’s not like he even knows where to go after this, his mom is dead and he’s on his own so he just doesn’t really KNOW what to do with himself

• and he plays exy because it’s the only thing that makes him feel real

• and that’s how he meets Allison

• She has a thing for strays and sad looking boys with too many scars and she’s super fond of Neil even though he wants nothing to do with her

• and she just keeps bothering him because he’s small and sad looking and she wants to cut his hair because it’s horrible and clean his face because, seriously have you EVER taken care of yourself

• Neil finally gives in and hangs out with her because she’s pushy and maybe she will leave him alone after

• they eat Chinese food and watch a movie in her too big house and Neil can’t help but be anxious and angsty

• it continues where Allison is basically bullying little Neil to hang out with her because tough love™

• after a couple of months he just accepts it, he’s not going to stay anyway why does it matter?

• turns out it does matter because Allison won’t let him leave even if he WANTED TO

• he tries one night after the last game of the year but she won’t let him, in fact she won’t leave him alone at all

• she keeps following him all night and he doesn’t find it as annoying as he should
• he decides it wouldn’t really be too bad to stay for another couple of months so he does.
• the summer would have been boring if it wasn’t for Allison dragging him across Arizona
• they go sight seeing and stay in way too expensive hotels, because she LOVES wasting her parents money
• and one night when they’re near the border of California Neil finally opens up a little bit
• nothing in grave detail because they’re not on that level but he trusts her enough that he tells her his mom is dead and his dad is looking for him
• he tells her he might leave and she looks so MAD
• because screw you neil josten you’re staying here with ME and there is nothing you can do about it
• when they finally make it back to Phoenix she tells him he can stay with her whenever he wants
• it becomes a normal thing, Allison will leave the back door unlocked so he can come in whenever he wants and she has the second bedroom done so he can sleep there comfortably
•. She even puts a lock on his door because she KNOWS him and he’s low key happy about it
• they cook together and sometimes they go on trips to other places
• Neil doesn’t want to ever step foot in California, so Allison takes him to other places like Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico
• she wanted to go to Mexico for a week one summer but she was low key worried about taking Neil out of the country
• what if he doesn’t come back??? Was her biggest fear
• he does leave one night and Allison tries not to worry because he does this sometimes
• he will disappear after practice and not come home until the wee hours of the morning
• so she’s TRYING not to worry but this is Neil commitment issues Josten™
• plus something just doesn’t feel right
• so she waits up all night and when he doesn’t come home she goes to look for him
• she finds him at a bus station with his duffel bag, looking defeated
• and she doesn’t mean to cry but she does
• and Neil’s just as much a mess, he doesn’t know why he couldn’t just LEAVE
• he’s afraid she’ll get hurt if he stays but she’s the closest thing to a family he will ever have
• he doesn’t try to leave again after that
• Allison doesn’t make Neil a key because she knows him better than anyone, maybe more than he knows himself, and she knows that if he has one he will freak out and leave again
• because keys mean he has a place that he can call home and keys are permanent and real
• so she just keeps the doors unlocked when she’s home and if she isn’t she leaves a window unlatched
• because god forbid she accidentally leaves everything locked and he has to break a window to get in, she would KILL HIM
• during her senior year Allison starts vlogging
• soon she’s too popular for her own good and it scares Neil because what if the world sees him??! What if his Dad’s people catch sight of him????
• Allison knows better than to let him get caught so she never says his real name or shows his face on camera
• but boy do people love stories about her nameless roommate
• “he’s an idiot. The other day he tripped on nothing and told me the world was ending when he hit his knee on the banister. But the one time he got hit by a car and was bleeding out he was ‘fine’ he is the most dramatic piece of shit”
• everyone knows she loves him anyway
• when Allison graduated Neil expects her to leave but she doesn’t.
• she stays in the house with him and he doesn’t ask her why because he low key finds it nice
• he keeps playing exy until his senior year and Allison is like a proud mom
• when wymack, Andrew, and Kevin show up to recruit him he thinks he might throw up
• Allison comes into the locker room and has this LOOK on her face and Neil might kill her
• Wymack had tried to recruit her when she was a senior but there was NO WAY she would leave Neil alone in Phoenix with out her
• so she told him to come back in 2 years because he could have a two for one and it would definitely be worth it
• wymack sees what she meant after he watched Neil play
• Allison just crosses her arms and watches with amusement as they try to convince Neil to sign with the foxes
• he looks at her like a deer caught in headlights because, he can’t school his face around her, he needs her help, he can’t just LEAVE her here????
• and Allison just says “it’s okay I’m coming too.”
• and that’s how they both end up on the foxes court the next year (and for the next 5 years)

Story - Gain Followers Quickly!

Gain Followers Quickly!

You shrug it off when you first realize it. You even make a joke about it on Twitter.

“The amount of followers I have right now is the same as what my scale said just a little bit ago lol”

But as you think about it, it may have been true longer than you think.

When you started gaining last year, you had about 200 followers, didn’t you? That can’t be right. You decide to test it, hopping on the scale, 259 like yesterday, then blocking a few bot followers to take you down to 255. You figure it can’t work, and it’s not a big deal to lose bots anyway, what’s the…


The scale stares back at you. 255. Your belly looks just slightly deflated.

Your cock twitches. Is this real? Can it go the other way?

You’re feeling giddy but don’t want to seem too desperate, so you spend the rest of the day thinking of easily retweetable phrases, researching into the best times to post, and ask a couple of your friends to retweet your good pictures. “I know it’s vain, but I just want a few more followers.” They’re a bit confused but follow through to help you out.

Something goes a bit viral and you gain 10 followers, putting you at 265 by the end of the night. You look in the mirror and see a slightly chubbier face staring back at you.

You jack off in the mirror right then and there.

Something recessed in the back of your mind breaks, and you lose everything but the will to get bigger at any cost.

You take more and more revealing pictures. Cock. Ass. Anything to get more followers. You post tweets saying ‘I’ll do anything any new follower asks of me.’ It gets popular. Requests flood your DMs of new followers - videos with toys, personal stuffing videos, burping videos, videos of you talking how fat you want to get. You can barely keep up, and the followers keep coming when they notice you keep piling on pound after pound.

300. Then 350.

You work less and spend your day editing content to be posted throughout the day. Gifs, more videos. Reposts of those formerly private request videos. Stuff that you would never want to post publicly before, back when you still could still feel shame.

Still getting fatter. Your thighs get huge, rubbing together when you waddle to the kitchen for a snack. Your ass is much more mesmerizing for your adoring fans to watch when it’s double the size.

And of course, your belly. You still get the most joy from rubbing and slapping it for the camera; but it’s not really for them. It’s for you, and your insatiable need to get bigger.

Nearing 450 now, in a very short amount of time. You can’t really go to work anymore, you’ve outgrown most of your work clothes, not that you’ve really noticed. Most of the rest of your life has seemed to…fade away, you spend your days idly checking twitter thinking of more content to post, eating, and playing with your ever growing body.

Another like, another retweet, another follower, another pound.

Suddenly it hits you. Why bother waiting for people to find you? If followers is what you need…

You spend a day running errands, using some of your savings to buy a reinforced bed, officially quitting your job (the looks your coworkers gave you, panting and sweating as you slowly sauntered to the counter to tell them will always be etched into your mind), buying lots of extra food for the week.

You ask your followers who’d be willing to take care of an immobile blob full time, and get some serious interest. You should probably wait until you have a solid answer, but ever since the plan popped into your head you don’t want to spend another minute being small. You want to be fucking massive.

Finally, you’re ready. You barely sleep that night, so giddy for the day you’ll become what you’ve always wished. You wake up early, and get to work.

You use the rest of the money you had saved to buy followers - scammy for sure, but a follow’s a follow.

As the bots do the work, you decide to close your laptop and and enjoy it, enjoy the sheer pleasure of becoming fatter and fatter before your very eyes.

It’s warm. And tingly. You press your fingers into your belly as flesh begins to engulf your hand completely. You rub your moobs as they begin to grow large and flop heavily on your ballooning shelf of a stomach. You look down and already can’t see your dick, but you decide to try and race your growing fat pad to get off one last time. As you stroke your shrinking cock, you feel fat envelop your fingers and start to moan. How many gainers get to feel this wonderful feeling? You’re just stroking the tip now as your massive upper arm fat and globular chest begin to restrict access to your dick. As your thighs swallow the remaining space between each other, you cum into the underside of your belly, the overhang completely covering your pubic area permanently.

You feel huge. And soft. And hungry.

You’re still growing.

shadowhunters on vine:

-clary is the first to get it and she mainly uses it to show her drawing at an increased speed
- she also posts the occasional vine of izzy training with the heart eyes emoji as the caption
- she shows her account to izzy on their six month anniversary because clary had drawn a picture of izzy and she wanted to see the process

-izzy gets it afterwards, wanting to be able to support clary
- she has one series where it’s just her filming clary talking in her sleep
- another where she bursts into any room where alec is and points the camera at an object or person near him, exclaiming loudly ‘i cant believe you’re cheating on magnus!’
- one time the person was magnus

-magnus gets it so he can watch all the vines of alec, I mean can you blame him, one time was right after alec had come out of the shower
- magnus makes a series where he, izzy and clary do dubsmashes and lip sync videos
- another one where he tells people tips and tricks about fashion and makeup
- he makes vines of alec being domestic and cute without him knowing

-alec finds out when, after a meeting, two shadowhunters come up to him and ask ‘is this you?’ while a vine of alec making silly faces at a baby in a stroller as they walk down the street plays
- he decides to get it with the intention of revenge
- he ends up taking random videos of magnus doing literally anything and captioning it with the sappiest things: ‘he’s so beautiful’, 'so lucky to have him’
- he makes one where he films everyone watching a movie during a sex scene and covers izzy’s eyes
- 'you’re too innocent!’ 'fuck off, alec!’ 'oh she’s definitely not innocent’ 'tmi fray’

-turns out, luke was actually the first person to get vine and he has over 50k followers
- his most popular series is him making bad dad jokes
- second popular is him bringing in random animals into the institute and filming people’s reactions (he uses magnus’ magic to help out with this)
- 'why the fUCK is there an elephant in here’ 'i guess you could say there’s an elephant in the room, jace’

-jace uses his vine account to stalk the couples and make everything into a competition
- 'ooh you bought izzy flowers, clary? step up your game, raphael already did that for simon last week’
- he has a series where he makes bro jokes to alec 'is your hand heavy bro?’ 'no’ 'then let me hold it for you bro’ 'fine’

-simon gets it after he’s turned into a vampire
- for one of his series he gets clary to film him running at luke when he’s holding something and yelling 'catch me’ before jumping into his arms
- simon has had to pay for multiple broken mugs
- sometimes he films raphael sleeping while simon rearranges his limbs in different positions
- raphael isn’t actually sleeping but he doesn’t want to ruin his boyfriends fun

-raphael is persuaded to get vine by magnus and they end up filming themselves doing ridiculous dares
- later on he makes a series where he tries to teach simon spanish and rewards him with kisses
- he makes another one where he films magnus jumping onto alecs back at random times and climbing onto his shoulders while alec struggles to keep his balance

-even lydia joins in on the fun, she makes an account after jace films himself scaring her and he gets a bleeding nose for his trouble
- she makes a series where she films maureen and plays 'crazy in love’ and maureen has to stop what she’s doing and sing to lydia
- 'babe im in the middle of cooking dinner for you and it will burn- god damn it’

Standalone Fics - Jen (ConsultingWriters)

This is a masterpost of all my standalone fics from the last three years! Am taking the liberty of reposting, as my posts have not been showing up for many people in fandom tags (which I’ve now fixed). Ratings and warnings vary.

Thank you so much, everybody who has been supporting me for these three years.

SO! In descending order of popularity…

Remember Me

Summary: Bond has lost his memory. Q has lost his love.

“What have I forgotten?” Bond asked; Q watched him, trying to find the James he knew.

“Nothing that you won’t work out on your own, if it’s really important,” Q said carefully, before returning every fraction of his attention to the computer in front of him.

A Programmer in Q-Branch

His name was Oliver, he was a programmer in Q branch, he had no access to classified files…

Sherlock Holmes is contacted by his elder brother. The Quartermaster of MI6 has been abducted, and Mycroft is insistent that Sherlock finds him. Sherlock, John, and a rather overzealous 00 agent, attempt to find him before Q shatters.

Beautiful Broken Creatures

Q is a hooker. James Bond is in love.

The boy is sharp in all of the right places. His spine is bent in an entrancing curve, leant against the lamp-post, shadows pooling in the indented hollows of his face. He is too-pale, the flush high on his cheekbones from the cold, lips bitten so they retain a deep fuchsia stain.

The Art of Ownership

Q is Bond’s Omega, and happily so; Omegas live in a dangerous world, however. Ownership can be won and lost far too easily.

Every Omega’s greatest fear: to be claimed, and forgotten. To belong entirely to somebody else, but cease to matter.

The Battlefield

Every year, MI6 goes through the single most stressful, highly-anticipated, important event in their calendar.

The inter-departmental paintball fight.

There was only one rule: no lasting physical harm. Beyond that, everybody went quite categorically insane over the entire affair.


Q, the Quartermaster of MI6, has dissociative identity disorder.

FAO: Q-branch

Christmas is a catalyst for relationships, including the rather tempestuous one between 007 and Q.

I appreciate that it is a few short weeks away from Christmas. However, the next person who attempts to place mistletoe in my general vicinity will find their equipment mutilated by viruses which will mysteriously survive any and all attempts to be removed, and will probably outlive your grandchildren.

The Issues of Dating a Holmes

John and Sherlock go on a double date with Q and Bond. Which really, was one of the worst ideas anybody had ever come up with in recorded history.

Confined Spaces

The recording light of the camera remains steady, constant, and Q conducts conversations with empty air.

His voice is a thin rasp. “I don’t know if you can hear this, but I think you probably can,” he muses. His throat hurts. “If it’s just going back to Chris then fine, but if you’re there, then hi.”

Q manages a small, fragile smile that doesn’t come near his eyes.

Blood and Salt

Q has lung cancer.

Never had he needed to watch anybody die like this.

First Name Terms

Bond could count the number of times Q called him by his first name on the fingers of one hand.

The Fandom has Attacked

The James Bond initiative had been created as a way of romanticising MI6. Turning failed missions into myths. Keeping ‘James Bond’ a figurehead - an idea, not a person. The legacy of MI6 without the reality.

The Skyfall incident was made into a film. And now, Q has discovered something… rather frightening.


Q fakes his own suicide, and a devastated Bond needs to understand why.

Loving Q had been water in a storm; too much. Bond had drowned in it, more willingly than he wanted to admit, dying in Q, with Q, knowing Q was drowning with him, neither wanting to go.

Young and Beautiful

It would have been kinder, Q thinks, a long time later, if we had both died young.

And that’s the lot, guys and dolls! Hope you enjoy. Jen.

anonymous asked:

Hi hello I'm sorry I know you have many things to write but what do you think of Spidey's social media accounts? Does he post a lot, how famous is he, what things does he post, what rumours he started accidentally by an unfortunate tweet, etc?

Social media stuff are my favourite, anon. 

  • The Spidey comics confirm that Peter - as Spider-Man - has an Instagram account because he’s 15yo. And his publicity is shit. Peter confirms that they’re SUPER popular.
  • It’s also been confirmed that people ask heroes for selfies and that Peter says yes. In Spidey he’s often seen in the background taking selfies with people. In TASM, while Peter is screaming at Gwen on the phone, you can hear people losing their shit in the background and wondering if they should go ask the hero for a photo or not. Peter Parker can and will take photos with you. He’s a tourist attraction smh
  • Tourist, casually: “So here’s a photo of me in front of the Statue of Liberty, here’s me in Times Square, here’s me with Spider-Man-”
  • He also ends up with a twitter account. He kept stealing Tony’s phone - because he’s a 15 year old shit - and logging into the billionaire’s twitter account and posting random shit (the tweet: “spider-man is so handsome!!!! and cool!!!! and the best hero in nyc!!!!!!” and the subsequent tweet, minutes later: “No, he’s not.” is reposted on a bunch of sites. Everyone thinks its super cute). So Tony gets fed up and just makes the teenager his own account. He gets him verified and everything.
  • Peter’s account is REALLY popular, not just because he’s a hero (and all heroes have stupidly popular accounts) but because he’s witty and cute and everyone kind of loves him?
  • Yes, his bio is “your friendly neighbourhood wall crawler”, he is proud and not taking that down
  • As I mentioned in this post, Johnny and Peter are Menances online. Johnny live-tweets and snapchats their shenanigans (everything from pranking Ben, to the time they were almost killed by pirate-ninjas, to photos of a masked Peter fast asleep in front of gaming consoles, surrounded by junk food, mid-sleepover). They’re everyone’s favourite goobers. Buzzfeed makes an article about them - “Ten Times Human Torch and Spider-Man Were Our Favourite Super-Friends” - and call them ‘too cute to handle’ at one point.
  • He once got into a twitter argument with Jameson that lasted hours. There were caps and emojis and Peter rickrolled him at one stage. It was performative art
  • Listen, the Daily Bugle has no creditability online. Everyone hates Fox News on here. The Bugle is pretty much the same. Its slanderous garbage get made fun of a lot. There’s a lot of posts with the front pages of the Bugle about the ‘’’’Spider-Menace’’’’’’ and how ‘threatening and dangerous’ he is posted side-by-side with a photo of Spider-Man smooching a puppy. Spider-Man high-fiving kids. Spider-Man helping an old lady across the street. The internet is (mostly) on Peter’s side.
  • That being said there are a lot of posts like, “Is… Spider-Man okay? This is awful and he works so hard and I’m worried about this guy.”
  • Listen, Peter’s tweets do not always make sense. He gets tired. He forgets people need context. He posts things such as, “you win this round, tree” and, “clothes not gender. i’m going to fight Gender for you internet. i’m gonna” and, “why are things so Much” 
  • On a related note: Peter should not be allowed to tweet while concussed.
  • Tony tweets, “Are you okay? Are you concussed? You sound concussed. I’ll be right there. Stay put.” And #IronDad trends for the rest of the day
Wicca 101: The Wheel of the Year

Hello all! Hope everyone has had a wonderful week.

So I was enjoying my lunch the other day going over a few ideas for some posts when I realized…I hadn’t done a Wheel of the Year post. Sure I’ve covered a few holidays in detail as they’ve come upon us…but I haven’t done an actual Wheel post.

Shame on me…for shame!

So I’m gonna go ahead and rectify that right here. This does mean that my year and a day study post is gonna get pushed back a bit. I’m sorry; I will get to it.

As you continue your journey into Wicca (or whatever branch of pagansim you might practice) you will notice a theme of circles/cycles. Our Faith is a very cyclic in nature….possibly because nature itself is cyclic. The world spins, the seasons chance, things are born and things die. The interconnectedness of the world and the things on it (and in it) go through the cycles of life. Don’t believe me?

  • When we cast a circle it’s done in a specific way as to summoning the spirits of the elements.

  • When we watch the moon it’s to better understand her cycle.

  • The God and Goddess go through stages of life in turn and return to the world to do it all over again.

I could keep going…but I’m pretty sure you all get the point.

What it comes down to is Wicca is a religion with a focus on interconnectedness…our holidays are no different.

So it goes like this:

When I refer to ‘Wheel’ of the Year; I mean it. In paganism in general, and Wicca specifically, this is the cycle of holidays as we practice them. However, every branch of paganism practices the holidays a little differently. In this post I am going to give a very brief overview of each holiday for the sake of your knowledge and understanding.


Because one of the first things that people ask when they want to know more is 'when/how/why do you celebrate’ Worse? A lot of people who claim paganism can’t answer them. A year or so ago Fox News did a little chat about a college that had added pagan holidays to a pamphlet that they give to professors (the pamphlet is done so professors don’t schedule test or projects for those days in order to be respectful to students choice of worship. ) Fox decided to say some pretty mean things during their discussion on this…not a surprise really…but the one that stuck out to me was that most pagans can’t name their own holidays.

The worst part? They’re right. A good portion of us did not have a childhood in which these holiday’s were something recognized and practiced by an ENTIRE government. So no, we don’t.

Let’s see if I can fix that; shall we?


  • Samhain

    • Traditionally practiced on or near Halloween this is the holiday that is associated with death and rebirth. In Wicca this is when Mother becomes Crown and the veil between this and the spirit world are thin. It is a time to speak with your ancestors or those recently lost. We place carved pumpkins outside of our house in order to catch or scare away bad spirits. This is the holiday most closely associated with witchcraft by popular culture. It is the last of the harvest festivals.

  • Yule

    • Celebrated on December 21st or the winter solstice. It is a festival of rebirth and a time to say goodby to the Holly King. It is celebrated by the giving of gifts, chocolate, and fire to loved ones. We decorate a tree for the Holly King, and we give gifts for the newly born oak king. The main focus of this holiday is the Yule Log.

  • Imbolc

    • Celebrated on Febuary 1st or 2nd sometimes referred to as Brighid’s Day. It is the return of light. In certain paths it is when the Goddess recovers from giving birth to the new year or the Oak King, in others it is when the god and goddess become youth and maiden and the flirtatious dance begins. This a big day for warmth, new beginnings, and light.

  • Ostara

    • The Spring Equinox; The true arrival of spring. Often celebrated around March 21st. The celebration of Hester and the coloring of eggs in her name. The feast of the rabbit. This holiday is all about light hearts and spring. A celebration of the new plant life. This is the day of 'spring cleaning’ a time to get rid of that which we no longer need to make room for the new life ahead. Also…the Hunt.

  • Beltane

    • Mayday or May 1st. Beltane is the Holiday that gets a lot of pagans into trouble with the abrahamic regions as sex is part of the holiday. In this holiday the God and Goddess come together to create life between them. While this is a part of the holiday…it is not the only part. The Earth, Motherhood, Fertility, Agriculture, and others are all themes to this day.

  • Litha/Midsummer

    • The Longest Day of the Year this holiday is held around June 21st on the summer solstice; usually . This is BBQ day as far as pagans are concerned. The world is hot, food is plentiful, and this is the time for the Sun and all the power that he possesses. Your crops are ripening and anything you wanted to get done…get it done.Today is for getting back to nature and enjoying all that the heat has to offer.

  • Lammas/Lughnassadh

    • Warm reflection and reaping rewards; this is the first of three harvest festivals. We celebrate by offering part of what we have accomplished to the world, the universe, or/and the God and Goddess. Thank them for what they’ve given and keep up the hard work. The god Lugh is a central/standard theme here. Also bread…lots and lots of bread.

  • Mabon

    • Harvest Home, Mabon, the Feast of the Ingathering, Meán Fómhair or Alban Elfed. Mabon is celebrated on the autum equinox, around september 20th – 22nd. Mabon is a sort of thanksgiving of our holidays. We gather, we eat, we know the cold is coming. It’s a time of reflection and reconnection with ourselves and eachother. It is the time when we know that warmth is fading, at that which needs to be tended…should be.

Hope this has been helpful. If you have any questions, concerns, or adendums…inbox me to let me know!


Critique of a Certain Cracked Article, Part 2 - The Ugly

Before we get started, I want to say something.  I am very, very snarky in these posts.  This is because Cracked is a very popular website and they promoted this article ostensibly to demolish myths about mental illness in the media.  They did a great job on some of them.  If they had stopped there, I would have been pretty happy.

They did not stop there.

The majority of the things they say are not only inaccurate, but downright wrong.  They promote new myths about mental illness instead of actually addressing and countering existing ones.

Alright, we’ve seen the good, now it’s time for the ugly.  These are the ones that while not totally and completely wrong, there are too many inaccuracies to be considered “Good”. 

From @thingsairafound​:

I’ve never seen the film, so I may not be fully qualified to comment. However, it is a common misconception that autistic people are unfeeling, disconnected from others, lack empathy, when in fact the opposite is true. Most of us are overly empathetic and sensitive, and avoid social interactions for other reasons (constant rejection or a feeling of being overwhelmed by others’ thoughts and feelings). So if a character is portrayed as being a calculated killer because he’s autistic, then that’s totally messed up.

However, that’s not to say that it’s impossible for an autistic person to be a psychopath. Every single autistic person is totally different, so there are plenty of crazy assholes in the mix. Assuming the film *doesn’t* try to claim that this guy is crazy *because* he’s autistic, the thing to be horrified about here isn’t so much the suggestion that such a person could exist as it is that in one of the few portrayals of an autistic character in a film, they chose such a negative one, when society’s attitudes towards autistic people are already so negative overall.

In case you couldn’t tell, @thingsairafound​ is a much nicer person than me :).  I was on the fence about this one being in the Good or the Ugly posts, so it’s kinda inbetween.

This critique comes from @thingsairafound​:

Yes, the odds of any one person being a savant aren’t super high, but that film is based on a real-life actual autistic savant, Kim Peek. He exists and the actor spent a lot of time with him to prepare for the role, so he’s even fairly realistically portrayed.

I suspect the point the author was making is that not all autistic people are savants, which is true. Most are not. But a surprisingly high percentage are (estimated about 10% - that’s not “incredibly rare”, that’s one in ten people). Of course, they don’t actually define what a savant is here. It generally just means “better than would be expected of the average person” at one or more things. The thing that’s actually rare are prodigious savants who are so good at something that their skill would be superhuman even if they weren’t otherwise impaired. There aren’t too many of these people in the world. My favorite is Daniel Tammet, who can learn a new language in a week and  is able to do incredibly complex mathematical computations almost instantly in his head.

They say about half of savants are autistic and half are the result of things like seizures, brain injuries, etc. So if you’re autistic, the odds are fairly good you’ll be a savant. If not, the odds are extremely low, unless you hurt your brain somehow. 

Shrink’s taking the helm now.  Buckle in, Shrinky-dinks.  I get fucking MAD in this post.

First.  Why the fuck is Law and Order SVU up there?  They don’t ‘profile’ criminals.  It’s a normal cop procedural show.  They investigate crimes - any profiling they do is incidental.

Yes, profiling has its inaccuracies. However, saying that it’s “nothing more than cold reading” is laughable.

And you know what?  Criminal profiling is a really fucking new practice.  It’s only been around since the 1970′s.  You know what dominated the first 40-ish years of psychology?


That doesn’t mean that the entire school of psychology as a whole is worthless. Psychology has evolved and become more accurate over the years, and criminal profiling will do the same.

This particular thing is correct in that psychologists would not classify Norman Bates as a psychopath.

“Psychopath” is not a term used by modern psychologists. It’s dated, unscientific, and inaccurate.


The term you’re looking for is “antisocial personality disorder”.

Okay, yes, movies tend to overemphasize a sudden ‘breakthrough’ from the character’s past that suddenly cures their mental illness.


Are.  Are you serious.  What.  This is a fucking insult to everyone with PTSD. You can’t treat PTSD without addressing the trauma in some way.

Tell me, are the feelings of someone who is traumatized by the abusive actions of another person something that needs to be “justified”, in your eyes?  Or are they whiny babies who need to move on from their mental illness?

Also, why the fuck are you citing YOUR OWN PODCAST, Cracked?  Are you too afraid someone will actually fact check you?

Uh. Seizures?  THAT’S NOT A THING.

And that last sentence.  What in the actual hell?????

Also, why the fuck is the source from Prezi?  WIKIPEDIA WOULD BE A BETTER SOURCE THAN PREZI.  At least there is SOME kind of peer review process and there’s a chance that an expert could have looked over it.

First, no one says “shock therapy”.  And ECT stands for Electroconvulsive THERAPY, not treatment. Also, there’s no hyphen in the name.

Seriously, did the author even bother googling “ECT”?  THE CORRECT NAME AND SPELLING ARE LITERALLY THE FIRST RESULT.

While ECT is by far less severe and nowhere near as brutal as the movies depict it, it is not without its risks.  For some people, the aftereffects (especially memory loss) are far from mild.  

Also, why wouldn’t you mention that ECT takes place when the person is UNCONSCIOUS?  They literally don’t feel a damn thing while it’s happening. I think that would be worth mentioning, but then again, I write about clinical psychology, not badly-researched “comedy” listicles.

First off, wow.  This is really, really insulting.  Way to completely ignore the fact that people with schizophrenia are more likely to be victims of violence than be violent themselves.  You brought this up in one of the “Good” things!  Is your memory really that short?

Also, what the fuck is with your source for this?  It’s a website where you ask people to refer you to treatment centers.  It’s not a reliable source of information.

There is a grain of truth in this that part of schizophrenia involves “disorganized” symptoms.  But saying that all schizophrenics “definitely wouldn’t be able to stay focused on a week-long murder plot” is like saying that all of your writers are too lazy to perform a simple google search when writing their articles.  I’m sure it’s true for some people, but you can’t say it’s true for ALL of them.

Stay tuned for part 3, where somehow, I get even angrier.

Story time

I discovered fanfiction early in 2004, the year I turned 15. This was a time before social media and I hadn’t even discovered yet. A girl I had met at a science camp, a fellow Sailor Moon fan, told me about a website dedicated to SM fanfiction.

I gorged myself on this wondrous medium for a couple of months before I discovered the website also had a small selection of CardCaptors (coincidentally, CCS led me to and one of my fave authors led me to Inuyasha, which my best friend and I bonded over, and she introduced me to Naruto) and DBZ fanfiction.

One day, I was in the study reading a Vegeta/Bulma fic when my dad spoke behind me, words I will never forget: “What is that shit you’re reading?”

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Ship: Delitoonz (H20 Delirious/Cartoonz)

Prompt: Imagine your OTP is driving home from a dinner date. Person A is driving, while Person B is jamming out to the radio. A laughs to themselves, B notices and stops because they feel embarrassed. They turn off the radio and act normal. A says they just found it cute and adorable. Once A parks the car in the garage, B quickly moves over to straddle A before A can get out of the car. B says, “I’m not cute.”

(also lowkey based off this video)

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Jonathan can’t remember how many dates it’s been now. He’d like to say that it’s over a hundred, maybe even more than that. But a part of him feels bad that he hasn’t been keeping track. But on the other hand, the fact that he can’t remember how many its been is saying that they’ve been on so many together. And each one of them just as successful as the last, and means that he’s been in a healthy relationship, right? He likes to think so. And that was just good enough for him.

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I like digging at people and being a punk in the classroom or office. And throughout uni and grad school, one fun target for me was The Morrissey Fan. Confront your Smiths and Morrissey fan with the blatant white reactionaryism in Morrissey’s style (never mind what he’s actually said), and you’ll get all kinds of excuses. I really enjoyed reading this Quietus essay because the publication’s fanbase needs this bit of education. From the previously linked Quietus essay:

Cut to 2016. Against a background of post-Brexit tensions Morrissey has yet again invited contempt for his serial views regarding race and ethnicity. Last week, he said that London’s first Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan “eats Halal butchered beings and talks so quickly that people don’t understand him… and that suits the British media perfectly.” Pop’s own Prince Phillip is no stranger to such remarks, in the past speculating on whether the Chinese are a “sub-species” and complaining that “the gates are flooded and anybody can have access to England and join in.”. All of these are given as signs of the degeneration of a once-radical figure, but right from the outset, Morrissey and The Smiths represented a fatally reactionary moment in British pop culture - a severing of punk and post-punk’s honourable links with black musics. They were here to reject colour in every respect, be it the gaudy, neon-lit backdrop of Top Of The Pops against which Morrissey wanly cavorted, or the colourisation of indie afforded by its embrace of dance music and reggae. Their wistful cover artwork, harking back to popular icons of the 50s and early 60s, were redolent of a time when black people had a near-zero cultural imprint on the British consciousness, unless you counted the hugely, inexplicably popular The Black And White Minstrel Show. This was explicit, as well as implicit. Morrissey spoke of a conspiracy to promote black music in the British charts, while opining that reggae was “vile”.

My thoughts on Taguchi’s departure from KAT-TUN

Firstly, some things about me for some context: I became a Hyphen probably around August/September this year. I came to KAT-TUN from Kame’s dramas and he is defiantly my favourite out of the group. Even though I have joined recently I am very (probably creepily) well informed about KAT-TUN as I’ve had a lot of spare time for a while - although that is changing very soon with my new job starting next week.

Secondly I never do text posts and very rarely use my blog to talk about my personal feeling about the group. However I want to organise my mind and I am doing it here. Also I am sure more info will come out about the group. This was written Tuesday 24th Nov from about 3 to 4pm GMT.

Please deal with me for a moment *bows*.

Alright! Here’s what I’m thinking…

Taughi’s reasons

I’m sure he came to this decision after lots of thought and consideration to say the least. I just read that Ueda tried to convince him to stay but said it was impossible. I believe it was confirmed sometime this year that he has had a secret girlfriend for around 8 years and lives with her and her mother in Tokyo. It would be wrong for me to say this is the reason why he left but I’m sure he has things in wants to accomplish in life that being an jpop idol aged 30+ do not let you do.

He was not kicked out, he is not part of some shot gun marriage, he chose to leave as staying would not be the correct decision. I think it is no small deal that he is being allowed to not renew his contract and tell the fans months before he leaves. This means that him and KAT-TUN and JE (or J&A or Johnny’s or whatever you want to call them) are on good terms and there is no bad blood between them.

I think maybe now we might know why Taguchi cried at the end of Quarter. In the commentary they asked him why and he said he was very grateful for the fans to have supported them.

3 person KAT-TUN

I honestly find it hard to imagine. 4nin for me had a near perfect dynamic. I had a post planned for ages but put it off because it was loads of work. Basically, it was I was me analysing the dynamics. I loved the ‘accidentally-pleasing’ things about 4nin. How in ‘KAT-TUN’ order they went from youngest to oldest, and then short, tall, short, tall, and also S, M, S, M, and lastly how they go 2 lettters of KAT-TUN, 1 letter, 2 letters, 1 letter.

As a Kame fan I loved how you could ship him with any member and there was evidence (because he is a massive flirt)! I loved that they could pair off and have great dynamics as 2 no matter the pair you put them in (I have a draft about that as well).

I’m sure they will be able to make 3nin work. I can’t help but think that it’s will look something like Nakamaru with two children giggling and fighting and calling him ojii-chan than most groups look. Thinking about that it sound quite funny J

I wasn’t around to see the hole Jin left get patched up or the hole Koki left get patched up. I’m sure at those times too it was hard to imagine KAT-TUN without them but Hyphens pulled through. So that is the main reason why I think KAT-TUN will work as 3nin.

What I really am dreading is JE abandoning them as a lost cause. Kame is a good money spinner for them with his drama’s and movies and Nakamaru is popular on Shuichi. I’m not sure about Ueda – he’s not the most talkative or suited to variety shows but he is a semi regular on one sports show. If JE choose to they could half their promotional budget and KAT-TUN could loose popularity and eventually disband. That I think is worst case scenario. But like I said, as individuals they have their own ways of getting JE money and KAT-TUN are yet to release a single that doesn’t reach number 1 so I don’t think (or want to think) that it’s all that likely.

KAT-TUN until the Spring 2016

So as we know Kame has a new drama coming out January 2016. It’s not announced yet but it’s a given that KAT-TUN will do the theme for it right? As this is before Taguchi will be leaving we can expect that this will be Taguchi’s last single with the group. This would mean that we still have many 4nin KAT-TUN performances, promotions, and probably a PV to look forward to.

Also their is their TV shows to look forward to! SCP I believe is a monthly program so we’ll get at least 3 more Taguchi episodes of that. Hopefully with a goodbye episode or segment for Taguchi and 3nin saying they will continue hosting it.

Also there is Tame Tabi which I think is weekly. The episode next week was filmed before the announcement so probably (to avoid letting the news leak) Taguchi leaving will not be mentioned. However after that I would not be surprised if Bear/Voice of God will make jibes at the group and hopefully this will help KAT-TUN appear as a group who can take it that one more member is leaving.

The 10 year anniversary

Japanese Spring is from February 5th to May 6th. Because of the language barrier I think it would be wrong to try and guess if Taguchi is leaving as soon spring begins, or half way through, or at the end of spring. 

KAT-TUN’s 10 year anniversary I believe is March 22nd. I think what might happen is the 10 year anniversary will be used as a 3 member KAT-TUN debut.

What I really want to happen is for Taguchi to be in the 10 year anniversary concert and for them to use it as a goodbye to 4nin and hello to 3nin. However even if Taguchi leaves before that I think it will still be ok.

If Taguchi leaves beginning of February they have February and most of March to prepare as 3nin for the anniversary concert. This could be done with a single or another mini album like Kusabi. Also there would be a PV and tons of promotion for them as 3nin and their debut anniversary and debut 3nin concert.


Will I continue supporting KAT-TUN? (the future of this blog)

It’s hard to say right now as not only is Taguchi leaving but my own life is changing as well. However I came to this fandom as a Kame fan and I will most likely stay a KAT-TUN fan because of him. I doubt I will post about Taguchi after he has left as this is a Kame biased/KAT-TUN blog. After a few days of mourning I expect I will be back to posting silly Kame gifs (I’ve got loads ready to go in my drafts) and so on so please stick with me.

I hope KAT-TUN will flourish as 3nin, I hope that 10 year anniversary will be spectacular, and I wish Taguchi the best with whatever his life brings next.

- YesPurpleTea <3

For now here are some Taguchi/4nin gifs I have saved and don’t know how to fit into a post anymore… for a moment I’ll remember the good times and look forward to the limited ones we have left with 4nin KAT-TUN.