this week's readings

Read It Wednesday

Week 15! I’m finally starting to catch up on series, so hopefully you’ll start seeing your own in here! Note that drabbles are no longer included due to the length of the recs. I hope y’all enjoy this weeks compilation. 

Dean x Reader

  • Falling In Love With You” by @lucifersagents (fluff) My heart soared at watching Clint Eastwood movies with him late at night. That sounds so perfect. I loved Dean’s confession with being in love with her. And poor Sam… when will he learn to knock. At least nobody was naked… yet.
  • You Were The One” by @thing-you-do-with-that-thing (angst/fluff) Dean’s such a good father. I love daddy!dean so much. I love how he interacts with his son, and even when the love of his life leaves he makes sure that Sam watches the baby so he can go get her back. This was amazing!
  • Shots Fired” by @torn-and-frayed (angst/fluff) This was a rollercoaster and I loved it. I love protective and worried Dean. Plus, I love how adorable the end is with Dean rating his pain and it just slowly going away the closer she got. Awesome fic!
  • The Honeymoon” by @iwantthedean (fluff; series) This series has been my favorite thing for so long! I love all the little updates you put out! The last line of this fic made my heart race. I also cannot wait for them to start making babies.
  • Imagine Dean coming home to you dancing around the kitchen, singing Pour Some Sugar on Me while baking a pie.” by @bringmesomepie56 (smut) This song is such a dancing song. I love the visual of Dean’s face when he walks in on her. I could totally see it in my head. Plus, the sex was awesome. And I certainly think they’ll be needed that pie after some sex. Gonna work up an appetite going at it.
  • An Impossible Choice” by @nichelle-my-belle (smut/angst) this had me right on the edge of my seat with the choice. I was like screaming at the fic of who to choose. This was so heartbreaking in an utterly perfect way. Bravo, I’m literally clapping. I love this so much.
  • Between The Lines” by @deanssweetheart23 (fluff) you’re such a beautiful writer oh my god. All the description at the beginning just melts me. It’s so perfect. And the way you describe Dean’s smell, I could almost smell it myself. I loved it. And the underwear. I’m laughing so hard at that. This is perfect fluff.
  • Here Now” by @impala-dreamer (angst/fluff) I am a puddle of tears. This was so sweet like Dean needed all that love.  So many emotions all the love but then the hurt and gah, this is perfect, Beka.
  • Imagine Dean Thinking Your Voice is cute when you’re sick” by @imadeangirl-butimsamcurious (fluff) THIS IS ME. I NEEDED THIS. THIS HAS BEEN ME FOR THE LAST MONTH OKAY. I WAS SURE I WAS GONNA BE TAKEN OUT BY THE COMMON COLD. Okay, caps lock off, this was so sweet. I definitely needed this.
  • Can I Boop Your Nose?” by @winchester-writes (angst) my heart. This hurts so bad. Crazy!Sam with lucifer hallucinations was always my favorite, so reading about the reader going through the same thing and taking Sam’s spot just makes me love it so much more. This was amazing.

Jensen x Reader

  • Vancouver To Texas” by @inmysparetime0 (fluff) am I biased because I got to read this over your shoulder? This was fantastic Lindsey! I’m so in love with how generous Jensen is. Plus, I love the teasing of Jared with the spoon. My poor baby, but I laugh. This was so cute!
  • Imagine Jensen being a nervous goofball at your wedding rehearsal” by @bringmesomepie56 (fluff) ADORABLE! I love that song so much, it’s totally perfect too. And I can just see Jensen being so nervous. I loved this fic a whole lot.
  • Too Good” by @impala-dreamer (fluff) Jensen just looks too damn good in everything. How dare he. Also, I’m thinking someone missed their flight. Worth it though.
  • Perfect (Part 9)” by @supernatural-jackles (angst; series) you know what? Everything is not perfect anymore, Jen. You fucking ripped my heart out, I’d like it back now. I’d also like you to stitch it up real nice and perrty so it doesn’t leave a scar. YOU NEED TO FIX THIS BEFORE I START THROWING PUNCHES!

Sam x Reader

  • One Thousand Words” by @inmysparetime0 (fluff) THIS IS THE SWEETEST SAM FIC I’VE EVER READ! I need all the sam kisses. They’re like a cure all, the miracle drug and I am craving them. This was beautiful Lindsey, so god damn beautiful. (seriously, how dare you make me tear up at fluff)
  • Perfect” by @imagineteamfreewill (fluff) Aw, this is so adorable. It’s definitely a pick me up fic. Sam’s so sweet and supportive and I love the dancing in the field, I’m a sucker for that kind of romantic stuff!
  • A Thousand Years” by @writer-picks-the-music (angst/fluff) I really really love how you wrote the reader in this! Her and Sam’s relationship was amazing. I love the constant reassuring Sam that he’s worth it. You also did an amazing job writing Sam for it being your first time. This was an amazing fic!
  • Better Than This” by @melbelle45 (fluff/smut) This is so perfect! I love how you described their relationship and the struggle they went through to get to where they were. Daddy!Sam is also my weakness, so his being such a good father just warms my heart, especially at the end when he’s walking around with his son, gah! That imagery is perfect. And, obviously, I enjoyed the smut, very well written. This is definitely a new favorite fic of mine.
  • Black and Blue” by @bringmesomepie56 (smut) This was awesome! Poor Sam’s eye, but I mean, he really should’ve seen it coming. I love how passionate the feelings were, I could really hear Sam saying them and just see the look on his face. And obviously, the smut was wonderful. Great fic!
  • Wake up Call” by @impala-dreamer (smut) SHE BETTER PAY HIM BACK HE DESERVES IT AFTER THAT! I mean, that’s one hell of a way to wake up. Wouldn’t mind that every morning.

Jared x Reader

  • Lift You Up” by @impalaimagining (fluff; READ THE WARNINGS) wow… honestly, I’m at a loss for words. This was just beautifully written. I could really feel all the reader was going through, and that scene in the bathroom when Jared stops her just got to me and I just started bawling. It was so perfectly written. I cannot thank you enough for this fic.  

Castiel x Reader

  • Blue” by @writer-picks-the-music (fluff) I love that they were watching Lilo and Stitch at the beginning! I love that movie so much so I’m happy to see how you tied it into the fic. I love the way you wrote Cas as well, very fitting. 

Have you ever thought about how much time David Duchovny probably spent with making sure that Gillian Anderson doesn’t fall…

What I Read This Week (3/21/17 - 3/28/17)

The Marks We Make by wittyy_name (Mature) (73,585 words) (WIP)

Lance McClain constantly dreams of the day he’ll finally meet his mysterious soulmate. They don’t say much, if anything at all, but they leave him with gorgeous paintings temporarily tattooing his skin. It’s not exactly the situation he hoped for, but when he feels the connection between them, he can’t bring himself to resent them. As much as he wishes his soulmate would just talk to him, he’s resigned himself to being patient. In the meantime, he has a loving family and good friends to help him get by.

Keith Kogane dreads the day he’ll finally meet his obnoxious soulmate. He’s just an art student who’s struggling to find his place in the world. There’s so much he hasn’t been able to control in his life, and the thought of having a soulmate, just another thing in his life which he also has no control over yet can’t do anything about, is a little terrifying. So he ignores the words that occasionally appear on his skin. He has other things to focus on: like being a new student at a big university where his childhood friend and step-brother go.

nothing’s quite as sweet by dimpleforyourthoughts and thebrotherswinchester (Teen) (50,370 words)

Keith is a barista who hates his job. Lance works at the cat shelter across the street.

blue, buried deep by aknightley (Teen) (22,449 words)

Season 2 from Lance’s point of view.

“So,” he says casually, “Anything else happen on the planet? With Shiro?” When Keith shoots him a look, he holds up his hands defensively. “Hey, look, I’m just saying you looked like you weren’t sharing everything, I thought maybe you’d want to share with someone, and who better than the guy you had a bonding moment with, huh?”

three minutes to closing by Yuisaki (Gen) (1,691 words)

“So you don’t know his name,” Pidge says slowly. “And he says meme-y things. And he always comes in three minutes before closing, and—”

“Always leaves on the dot,” Keith adds. “And uh, he never orders the same thing twice in a row.”

Pidge’s face is blank. “A customer who leaves at nine on the dot and never orders the same thing twice in a row,” she repeats. She opens her mouth, closes it, and taps at the screen of her tablet, hopping off the counter. “I’ll just tell everyone I didn’t get the answer out of you.”

“Pidge,” Keith protests. “I mean it.”

“And I think you have a cryptid customer,” Pidge says.

(or: eccentricities in a small coffee shop where a cuban boy with cute dimples only exists three minutes to closing.)

Trouble Coming (In The Dead of Night) by Mytay (Mature) (5,035 words)

Lance was reclined on a high couch, his long legs encased in dark brown leather pants, his stained off-white shirt missing its first two buttons, revealing tantalizing glimpses of caramel skin and collarbones.

Now Keith was the one getting distracted … But he refocused on the game, on his nearly winning hand, and reminded himself that unlike the poor gullible bastards at this table, Keith was going to be walking out of here with the insouciant rogue lying over there, taking that charming cowboy home to his bed.”

For six months, Keith and Lance have been stranded on a world that has no law and order except the law of the gun. They’ve survived by becoming a pair of notorious mercenary-cowboys-for-hire, loyal only to each other.

Just Static by Jessadilla (Gen) (84,141 words)

–Static—-
-iro, Hunk, Kei—, nybody? I’m—-
-static–
–I’m sorry guys. This is all my–
–static–cc–
—I found my coordinates. They’re–
-stttcc-
-guys. I hear something—
–scccc-
-end transmission-

Alone on a hostile planet, transmissions aren’t getting through. How did it come to this?

Sweet Quiznak by CheckeredCloth (Teen) (6,819 words)

“You’re really into him,” Hunk mutters, and wow, Lance’s face is on fire. Hunk is killing him.

“Look, read into how you like, Freud, just make sure that if I die Keith knows I totally would’ve mowed his ass like grass. That way, I can laugh hysterically at his emotionally-constipated expression from the afterlife.”

Or: Lance is badly injured and has a few skeletons in his closet. Or maybe just the one.

// day 59 : So happy I started my lettering/studying notebook ; productive day !

Accomplished

☑ Kept making my cheat-sheets :

  • Which outcome for Obama?
  • Brexit/Trump: can Europe avoid dislocation
  • Yemen, a forgotten war?
  • Syria: western governments excluded from the resolution?
  • Police violence: can we fix the French fractures?

☑ Moved forward my Keynote presentation as far as I could, waiting for the others’ contributions…

☑ Read a bunch of articles I had to read a week ago

☑ Finished the Keynote presentation

☑ Made the news recap of the night + reported them

☑ Corrected the paper my student sent me

☑ Finished my presentation

What I Read This Week

(19/3/17)

Since I’m on holiday, I got to read SO many wonderful fics this week!

how the mighty fall (in love) by braveten, Gen, 28k
Every Victor Nikiforov fan has three things in common.
1. They have unrealistic expectations for romance.
2. They mark their calendars with the dates of his newest book releases and the premieres of his latest movie adaptations.
3. They either passionately hate or love his greatest rival, a mysterious author whose pseudonym is only two letters: “KY.” Just finished yesterday!

The Boyfriend Experience by cryingoverspilledvodka, Explicit, 107k (WIP)
Katsuki Yuuri is an accomplished escort at 23, operating under the pseudonym Eros, in Detroit. When one of his favourite clients sets him up with none other than world-renowned figure skater Victor Nikiforov, the delicate balance between Yuuri’s personal and professional life teeters ever closer towards ruin. Y’ALL…. this fic is gold

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. EVERYONE MUST READ THIS FIC IT IS SO GOOD

Nerve Endings by Phyona, Explicit, 54k (WIP)
When Yuuri moves in with Victor in St. Petersburg, they have to work through Yuuri’s anxiety and Victor’s secrets to find their balance. Love this fic so much!

Like a Fairytale by lucycamui, Teen, 48k (WIP)
In which Prince Victor gets swept off his feet at a royal banquet and will go to any length to find his ‘Cinderella’ Yuuri. SO CUTE

Masquerade by Ashida, Explicit, 60k (WIP)
Yuuri is part of Japan’s most notorious mafias. Victor is the head of the Russian mafia. After brief meetings throughout the span of five years, they decide to go off together and leave everything behind. I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS FIC!

On My Love by RikoJasmine, Teen, 72k (WIP)
Time travel AU where Yuuri and Victor are happy aged and married, but an accident occurs and suddenly Yuuri wakes up back in Detroit, in a time before he had even met Victor. Angst and pining ensues. Amazing fic!

dear true love by cityboys, Teen, 36k (WIP)
Victor is a writer pretending to be on a break; Yuuri is a pianist pretending to not be on a break. They meet, somehow, in the backwaters of Saga Prefecture, Japan. I adore this fic!!!

Turn it, leave it, stop, format it by ebenroot, Explicit, 19k
“If you want, I can recommend you some security programs that you can download for free and protect your computer. That way, you won’t be at risk of losing these cute photos of your dog even when you browse websites like ‘Luscious Lonely Wives’.” Victor gives one long ‘haa’. “I don’t browse those websites,” he says through his straining smile. SO CUTE AND FUNNY!

Beside the Dancing Sea by lily_winterwood, MapleTreeway, Explicit, 186k
New York Times-bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Torvill Cove to cure his writer’s block. After encountering local wallflower Yuuri Katsuki at a party, he discovers that this mysterious dark-haired man has a couple secrets up his sleeve. Amazing fic!

From Russia, With Thinly Veiled Hate by diogcnes, Mature, 1.2k (WIP)
“The name’s Nikiforov, Viktor Nikiforov.”
“Jesus, Viktor. Do you have to say that to every mark we meet?” I can’t wait for more!!!

Rock, Paper, Scissors by nerdlife4eva, Mature, 3.3k
Victor and Yuuri discover the only chore they both dislike is vacuuming and decide to rock, paper, scissors (RPS) each time the chore needs to be completed. Yuuri is an ace at RPS and Chris sends them personalized charts to track their successes. Super funny!

turntables by Vitali (exocara), Teen, 4.3k
It happens approximately one week after Yuuri’s disastrous performance in Sochi.
Viktor Nikiforov @v-nikiforov
I wish I could date pretty black haired boys who dance well. LOOOVE THIS

cover story by fan_nerd, Explicit, 8.2k
Yuuri stares down at the person standing in the doorway. The stranger hisses, “Who do you think you are, anyways?” Quickly, before he can really think about it, Yuuri responds, “I’m Victor’s boyfriend.” It’s a lie, but the words feel good in his mouth, and for some reason, he doesn’t want to take them back. GREAT fic! BIG THUMBS UP!

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Here’s to another week of great fic reading! Be sure to give the authors some love!

What I Read This Week

(26/3/17)

WOW! There were so many great updates this week!

dear true love by cityboys, Teen, 36k (WIP)
Victor is a writer pretending to be on a break; Yuuri is a pianist pretending to not be on a break. They meet, somehow, in the backwaters of Saga Prefecture, Japan. I adore this fic!!!

From Russia, With Thinly Veiled Hate by diogcnes, Mature, 4.2k (WIP)
“The name’s Nikiforov, Viktor Nikiforov.”
“Jesus, Viktor. Do you have to say that to every mark we meet?” Love it!

Like a Fairytale by lucycamui, Teen, 55k (WIP)
In which Prince Victor gets swept off his feet at a royal banquet and will go to any length to find his ‘Cinderella’ Yuuri. THIS FIC IS AMAZING

Aria: Stammi Vicino, Non Te Ne Andare by exile_wrath, Teen, 34k (WIP)
The tale of a lonely traveler, Victor Nikiforov, and his encounter with an equally lonely immortal man. My favourite immortal AU ever!

The World Opened With You by DiAnna44, Teen, 10k
Despite the smiles famous violinist Victor Nikiforov puts on for the world, he’s been in a slump for almost two years, and no longer views himself as worthy of his fame. When he’s paired up to play a duet with esteemed pianist Yuuri Katsuki, he finds inspiration once again, and maybe even something more. This fic… wow. So beautiful, you must read it!

Of Bright Stars and Burning Hearts by Reiya, Explicit, 17k (WIP)
Viktor doesn’t remember the first time he met Yuuri Katsuki.This however, is what Viktor does remember… Part 2 of “Until My Feet Bleed and My Heart Aches”! SO good already… my heart hurts

The Return of the Little Piggy by SASS_QUEEN, Mature, 10k
Everybody had their regrets in college.For the students, it was making fun of Katsuki Yuuri. For Yuuri, it was letting himself become too stupid. For Viktor, it was not doing anything. Great fashion AU fic!

What you should know about dating a man with children by SassySalchow (diedraechin), Gen, 2.8k
Viktor had a crush.  Actually, it was worse than that,  Viktor had a CrushTM . It was such a remarkably sized crush that Viktor had skated into the wall the day before. So cute!

not gold like in your dreams by ebenroot, Teen, 39k
In which Victor and Yuuri are roommates and Yuuri has a secret. Modern-day fairytale!! SO amazing!

‘Cause I’m a Taker, ‘Cause I’m a Giver, It’s Only Nature by ken_ichijouji (dommific), Explicit, 61k (WIP)
The story of how Yuuri Katsuki slept with, dated, fell in love with, and married Victor Nikiforov. Yes, in that order. One of my favourite fics, I just reread it and the update was VERY spicy!!

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Here’s to another week of great fic reading! Be sure to give the authors some love!

What I Read This Week

(5/3/17)

Oh man, this week was WILD! So many great updates… I don’t know how I’m still alive tbh

Until My Feet Bleed and My Heart Aches by Reiya, Explicit, 197k
Rivals AU where Yuuri’s main goal, ever since he was a child, is to beat Victor and win the GPF. SO MUCH ANGST (like, so much) and deliciously hot, hot, hot! You might die from reading this… it’s that good. It just finished today!

centripetal force by braveten, Explicit, 85k
Victor speaks seven languages. (Physics isn’t one of them.) Luckily, though, he ends up rooming with his antithesis: a shy, black-haired boy who just so happens to be a physics major. This also just finished today, it’s VERY cute!

Eggs, Coffee, Bread, Butter by LittleLostStar, Teen, 2.9k
Yuuri has a small adventure at a grocery store in St. Petersburg and everything is just adorable. Love!

A Marriage of True Minds by Pilomela, Teen, 25k (WIP)
When Viktor happens upon an old uncompleted paper Yuuri had been working on, he realizes just what a genius Yuuri is, and vows to help him not only get in, but graduate with top honors. However, just being Yuuri’s mentor isn’t really what Viktor had in mind. SO GOOD!

Aria: Stammi Vicino, Non Te Ne Andare by exile_wrath, Teen, 31k (WIP)
The tale of a lonely traveler, Victor Nikiforov, and his encounter with an equally lonely immortal man. This is amazing!!!!

Call Everything on the Ice… by shysweetthing, Explicit, 14k (WIP)
Victor learns Japanese while in Hasetsu. He doesn’t tell Yuuri, and things get dicey when he overhears Yuuri and Mari talking about him in Japanese. Repeatedly. I LOVE THIS

Dancing Daffodils by grayclouds, Mature, 14k (WIP)
“As Love gently wipes away the tears that trail down his cheeks something within Victor quakes, its tremors resonating throughout his entire being like a deafening echo. He is in the arms of a god.” aaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAA

I Wanted To Check by insatiablerealist, Gen, 4.2k
Yuuri is an artist, Viktor is a ballet teacher, and they find themselves sharing an apartment in Barcelona. The only problem is they speak two different languages, but despite that, they fall in love. SO CUTE OMG

our doubts are traitors by astoryaboutwar, Explicit, 15k (WIP)
The powered assassins AU in which betrayal comes first, forgiveness second, and love was always somewhere in the equation. AMAZING

Beside the Dancing Sea by lily_winterwood, MapleTreeway, Explicit, 179k
New York Times-bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Torvill Cove to cure his writer’s block. After encountering local wallflower Yuuri Katsuki at a party, he discovers that this mysterious dark-haired man has a couple secrets up his sleeve. This also just finished today!!!! MY HEART

Nerve Endings by Phyona, Explicit, 47k (WIP)
When Yuuri moves in with Victor in St. Petersburg, they have to work through Yuuri’s anxiety and Victor’s secrets to find their balance. Love this fic so much!

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Here’s to another week of great fic reading! Be sure to give the authors some love!

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Based on a fanfic by @geekwars-19 

For Pearlmethyst week day 1: First kiss 

@annadesu @fuckyeahpearlmethyst

What I Read This Week

(12/3/17)

I was pretty busy this week so I didn’t have time to read too much! I’m off for the next two weeks so expect a lot more!

Nerve Endings by Phyona, Explicit, 50k (WIP)
When Yuuri moves in with Victor in St. Petersburg, they have to work through Yuuri’s anxiety and Victor’s secrets to find their balance. Love this fic so much!

Bottom’s Up by cryingoverspilledvodka, lucycamui, Teen, 4.3k
At the Grand Prix banquet, Victor’s been asked to sign an autograph for a very enthusiastic fan. Unfortunately, there’s a distinct lack of paper around. Fortunately, Yuuri has a suggestion. This is the best thing I have ever read, I’m still screaming HHAHHAHAHAHA

Look Only at Me by ThatDarnOtaku, Explicit, 3.3k
Yuuri overheard a conversation he shouldn’t and decides to take action. SPICY KATSUDON ALERT

how the mighty fall (in love) by braveten, Gen, 9.3k (WIP)
Every Victor Nikiforov fan has three things in common.
1. They have unrealistic expectations for romance.
2. They mark their calendars with the dates of his newest book releases and the premieres of his latest movie adaptations.
3. They either passionately hate or love his greatest rival, a mysterious author whose pseudonym is only two letters: “KY.” I’m… shook to the core I already love this fic more than myself???? READ IT

Kings in Couture by slightlied, Teen, 15k (WIP)
A devil wears prada au in which victor is the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine, yuuri’s his new secretary, and instead of talking about his feelings, victor just sends him on a bunch of errands. I LOVE THIS FIC!!!!!!

The Boyfriend Experience by cryingoverspilledvodka, Explicit, 87k (WIP)
Katsuki Yuuri is an accomplished escort at 23, operating under the pseudonym Eros, in Detroit. When one of his favourite clients sets him up with none other than world-renowned figure skater Victor Nikiforov, the delicate balance between Yuuri’s personal and professional life teeters ever closer towards ruin. Y’ALL…. this fic is gold

Like a Fairytale by lucycamui, Teen, 42k (WIP)
In which Prince Victor gets swept off his feet at a royal banquet and will go to any length to find his ‘Cinderella’ Yuuri. PHICHIT IS A FAIRY GODMOTHER THIS FIC IS AMAZING

Hello, Young Lovers by senorbunnicula, Gen, 1.7k
Five times Yakov thought Victor and Yuuri were kind of adorable, and one time he actually said something. SO cute!

hood & glove by Fahye, hawberries, Teen, 12k
“I don’t mess with the fae,” Otabek says.
“I’m not asking you to mess with them,” JJ flat-out lies. This fic is amazing, the illustrations are STUNNING! 

the gps isn’t working (but we’re still on our way) by zerotransfat, Teen, 1.5k
After Yuuri’s last GPF, Victor and Yuuri take an impromptu road trip. It takes thirty hours, seven playthroughs of the Hamilton cast recording, and an entire bag of snacks, but Yuuri feels like it’s all worth it. Thumbs up!

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Here’s to another week of great fic reading! Be sure to give the authors some love!