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Bangtan Fic Rec

All of these are on ao3, they’re all shipping fics. I’ll add more as I read, these are just the ones I’ve read so far. My opinion is in italics, I only added the pairing, summary and theme of the fics, not the warnings and ratings so check those out when you’re gonna read them because some of them contain either smut, death or violence. You’ve been warned.

Fics in this list: 43.

I dream in the shape of your mouth by jonghyun | Namjin, College!AU.

Summary: Seokjin spends a lot of time in the library. Now, Namjoon does too. Taemin tries to summon Satan, and Jimin is a fuckboy.

*Jackson voice* Cute

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast by Kavbj | Taekook, College!AU, Fantasy!AU

Summary: Taehyung has magic in his veins and Jungkook’s determined not to let it kill him.

Dude. This fic is so creative and well-written… I finished it and felt empty.

beat for me (live for me)  by bakkushan | Namjin, Mafia!AU part of the offer me your deathless death series.

Summary: Namjoon’s looking at himself and then at Seokjin and all he can see is Life and Death lying next to each other under a starless sky.

I cried like a bitch with this one, painful as fuck.

All you need is love (and pink) by vppa | NamJin, Angels and Demons!AU.

Summary: Most people only have one miniature angel or devil riding on their shoulders to serve as the physical manifestation of their conscience. Poor Namjoon has five, and they’re all telling him the same thing: “fucking talk to him god dammit what the fuck is wrong with you”

Funny and sweet. I like it.

Can I Get Your Dewey Decimal Number? by melecs| NamJin, Library!AU.

Summary: Seokjin loved working at the library, but some patrons got on his nerves. Take, for example, the grown man who sat in the corner every day and leeched off of the Wi-Fi. And Seokjin worked in the children’s department.

Ah, this is… something else, for sure. Cute as hell. Funny, too.

The less I know the better by mucha | Taegi, Namjin, Fake Relationship!AU

Summary: “Together with their families, Kim Namjoon and Kim Seokjin… Wow, this is formal… Wait,” Hoseok squints at the paper, before looking back at Yoongi with a quizzical look on his face. “They invited you with a guest? But… You’re single, right?”

“Min Yoongi,” Jimin glares at him over the bar, crossing his arms sternly over his chest. “If you’re seeing someone and you didn’t tell us I will kick your ass, so help me god.”

“I’m not dating anyone,” Yoongi sighs, grabbing the invitation and scanning it quickly. The words “with a guest” are underlined and Yoongi can almost see it: the smugness on his brother’s face as he nods with satisfaction, putting the pencil down.

“So what does it mean?”

Yoongi shifts uncomfortably in his seat, avoiding making eye contact.

“I might’ve… invented a boyfriend,” he finally mumbles to the glass in front of him.

This is so good, amazing, incredible. Brilliant. Entertaining as hell.

Star Light, Star Bright (The Last Star I’ll See Tonight) by DreamsOfAnotherReality | Taekook, Yoonseok, Teen!AU.

Summary: Jung Kook and Taehyung fall in love the summer Hoseok goes missing.  

Hoseok just wanted to see the stars and confess to Yoongi gdi bye I’m gonna fucking kill myself.

Creating a home series by CheekyBrunette | Namjin, Foster Parents!AU

Summary: A BTS Foster Care AU

This AU is so cute and fluffy I love Domestic!Namjin

The Professor’s Family series by EquinoxSolstice | Taekook, NamJin, Family!AU

Summary: Professor Kim Namjoon is married.

He doesn’t have a wife.

They have a sort-of son.

And Jeon Jungkook just crossed paths with them.

Read this. It’s great, I promise.

The Greatest by Little_Dimples | jikook, College!AU, Sports!AU.

Summary: Person A is a hockey player person B a figure skater. Person A is told he needs more grace on the ice so he is forced to get lessons by person B. Problem is they hate each other.

Or Person A is Jungkook and Person B is Jimin.

I had so much fun reading this you don’t get it. As I was reading in class i had to hide my face because I was smiling so much. Really good fic.

400 minutes | yoonmin, School!AU.

Summary: Min Yoongi expected a lot of weird experiences to happen when he went to college, but being the roommate of his high school love who apparently “moved away for good” was not one of them.

Angsty but in a good way.

Beta Tau Sigma by bazooka | Namjin, Yoonmin, College!AU, Frat!AU.

Summary: A collection of events occurring within (and without) the walls of the Beta Tau Sigma fraternity house.
At Beta Tau Sigma, there are only a few rules:

1) have a declared major in the College of Music;
2) keep your GPA above a 3.4;
3) don’t let Taehyung into the liquor cabinet;
4) don’t fuck up with Kim Seokjin. The rest is all fine print.

(Rating changed to M for sexual content in ch17.)

OKAY, THIS FIC IS THE END OF EVERYTHING FOR ME. My Favorite Fic Of All Time. Nothing is ever gonna top this for me, even House of Cards. This fic has it all, humor, angst, fluff, smut. Everything. Incredible fic. Golden fic.

cuz in a sky full of stars (I think I saw you) by wowoashley | Taekook, Namjin, Fake Relationship!AU

Summary: taehyung always has bad ideas. and jeongguk thinks this might be the best.

This is so cute and cliché but in a good way, I really love this fic.

ce monde est une têmpete by astringxnt | Taekook, Yoonmin, Namjin, College!AU

Summary: they say that one should fall in love with their eyes open, but Jungkook keeps his closed, and Taehyung is afraid that they’ll fall in all the wrong places.

the concept of strings in space time theory is that on a one dimensional plane, one only has the option of going backwards or forwards in their direction of travel. Jungkook chooses to be swept along into the unknown, with Taehyung as his only anchor.

AMAZING! I really like the plot of this one.

Safe and Sound by bazooka | Namjin, Royalty!AU.

Summary: From a tumblr prompt: Jin is a prince, and Namjoon is his bodyguard.

“You’re sort of bad at this.”
“Nah. You’re safe, aren’t you?”

Prince!Jin. That’s all I have to say about this fic. Amazing.

(thought you knew) you were in this song by expplipo | Taekook, Yoonseok, Namjin, Soulmate!AU

Summary: Taehyung nearly chokes, but only nearly. Instead he raises an eyebrow and puts on the most suave smile he can manage. Hopes he looks far more collected than his for-some-reason racing heartbeat would let on, more suit-and-wine than elementary-schooler-with-a-new-crush. “You like me?”

Jeongguk blushes, and looks at his feet. He’s smiling. “Of course.”

“Really?” Taehyung says. “Like? Or like like?”

(So much for suit-and-wine.)

Nothing to say apart from it being amazing.

Common Thread by sugafree | Yoonmin, Namjin, Soulmate!AU

Summary: Red String of Fate AU where Yoongi doesn’t believe in soulmates and spends a long time trying to avoid a certain someone on the other end of his red thread.

I’m a sucker for Soulmates, but this fic is good regardless, love the way it’s written.

for you, anything by kadotas | Vmin, Yoonkook, Namjin, Marriage!AU

Summary: “Talk dirty to me,” Taehyung says lowly into Jimin’s ear, breath ghosting Jimin’s earlobe, eliciting a slight shudder from the latter.

“I’m not wearing underwear,” Jimin whispers back, pulling back to look Taehyung in the eye.

Taehyung groans gruffly at this, breaking the eye contact to lean down and nip Jimin’s jawline gently. “God yes baby that’s just-“

“I’m not wearing any underwear because you never fucking put the laundry in the fucking dryer like I’ve asked you to 100 times,” Jimin hisses, voice strained with vehemence, glaring at him and Taehyung sighs defeatedly.

(in which Taehyung and Jimin navigate through married life together, realising belatedly that it’s not always smooth sailing.)

Domestic Vmin is the best Vmin.

Let me know by TheOrgasmicSeke | Yoonmin, Yoonkook, Jikook, Yoonminkook, Namjin, Vhope, I Need U!AU, Poly!AU

Summary: Talking about it, of course, became harder as the days passed by. Yoongi could never find the right time to bring it up. He was still wondering if he was just imaging things. If he was just thinking he was feeling the things he was feeling. But that was quickly disproved every single time Jimin curled up around him and Jungkook kissed him. He was a fucking idiot in love with two bigger idiots and there wasn’t a damn thing he could do about it. Except probably ruin it by talking about it. Hell, maybe it was better to just never mention it and pretend it wasn’t happening.

So good. No other words.

Find the value of an elephant by tired angry egg (Mirabelle) | Namjin, Highschool!AU, Tutor!AU

Summary: When Kim Taehyung’s academic situation takes a turn for the worse, his mother is convinced to hire a highly recommended tutor in the hopes for a miracle that would turn her son into a conscientious student. Her eldest son, Seokjin, has a far more skeptical opinion on this entire thing, expecting it to be-lest he sugarcoat it-a complete failure. And Kim Namjoon is just really bad at making good first impressions (or second ones, or just impressions altogether).

Cute and funny.

A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Epenthesis in Academic Convergence by bazooka | Namjin, College!AU, Professor!AU

Summary: Epenthesis
A phonological phenomenon in which two disparate sounds meet, creating a third sound between them which wasn’t there before.

There were a lot of jobs worse than being partnered with world-renowned Absent-Minded Professor Kim Namjoon, but Professor Kim Seokjin couldn’t think of what any of them were at the moment.

THIS! IS! SO! GOOD! Honestly, I’m in love with this fic.

The Mark of an Educated Mind by bazooka | Namjin, Metafiction.

Summary: At three o'clock in the morning after he’d been working for ten hours straight and everything he touched came out wrong and all his words were stilted and clumsy and all his music was rough and tangled… for some ungodly reason Kim Namjoon opened up a new browser window, typed bangtan sonyeondan fan fiction into the search bar, and then (god) hit enter.

No comment.

A Wonderful Institution by bazooka | Namjin, Yoonmin, Wedding Planner!AU.

Summary: Kim Seokjin is a wedding caterer. Kim Namjoon is a wedding planner.

Both of them think marriage is a societal construct with no place in modern life. Neither of them would know Real Love if it came up to them at a wedding and made a wager.

I love this fic because it’s so cute and funny to me.

Just Skin by syubology | Taegi, College!AU.

Summary: Yoongi is small and angry and 200% done with having feelings; Taehyung is Taehyung; Hoseok harasses Yoongi with petnames and Jimin ships Yoonseok. That’s basically it.

The fic that made me ship Taegi.

Pour up (Drank) by mindheist | Taekook, College!AU, Frat!AU.

Summary: If you can read this, take another shot.

LISTEN. This fic is so good it’s almost Beta Tau Sigma and that’s saying a lot because I love that fic. Anyways, the story in this one is great and it has its funny moments as well as fluffy and frustrating ones. Great fic.

Sidereal by darling | Vmin, Childhood Friends!AU.

Summary: Here we observe the Earth and the Sun in their natural habitat: each other.

This is all cute and fluffy in some parts but deep in others. Beautiful fic, I like the concept.

half a soul divided by jynxu | Minjoon, Taekook, Yoonseok, Soulmate!AU

Summary: Park Jimin has never been on a date. Nor has he had his first kiss, flirted with anyone, or fallen in love. His classmates would ridicule him and base nicknames over his distaste toward anything romantic. (Look, here comes Saint Jiminie!) Even his younger brother would make fun of him while his parents watched with pitying looks on their faces.

Nobody understood.

or: soulmate au where your soulmate’s date of death is tattooed on your wrist.

This made me cry. At school. No joke my friends were worried. Great fic, read if you want to cry.

Out of My System by xxdevilishxx | Yoonmin, Vhope, Namjin, One Night Stand!AU.

Summary: Yoongi likes one night stands and he understands how they work. What he doesn’t understand, however, is how he ended up in bed with a probably-not-legal kid crying in his arms about his broken heart, because he’s pretty sure (and correct him if he’s wrong) that a babysitting job was not what he was looking for when he went to the opening of his friend’s new club.

I read this instead of studying. Really good and interesting, I like the characters.

refrigerator humming, chewing gum and instant karma by locks | Taekook, Gangster!AU, Mafia!AU.

Summary: Taehyung sets the flowers down on the dining table, plucking the card off the little holder. “Dearest Taehyung, just wanted you to know that I’m thinking about you. I hope you’re thinking about me too. Love–” he pauses and squints before cocking an eyebrow and pursing his lips. “Hyung, why is the boss of your little boy band gang professing his love for me?”

Yoongi drops the noodles on the floor with a loud curse as he burns his hand.

Or, Taehyung’s been trying his hardest to avoid Yoongi’s criminal life for a long ass time, but a cute kid and his infuriating father keep pulling him deeper into the mix.

Cute and a good read, the concept is awesome and I like the way it’s written.

House of Cards by sugamins | Taekook, Vmin, Jikook, Vminkook, Mafia!AU, Gangster!AU.

Summary: Jungkook is the heir to a mob empire, the most notorious in the whole of Seoul. Taehyung is a rookie sent in to infiltrate by his select team and bring the empire crumbling down.

“You knew the game and played it, it kills to know that you have been defeated.”

Trailer. This fic. I have no words. It’s beautifully written and the plot is amazing, really interesting and just plain good. The fic to end all Mafia!AUs. Nothing is ever gonna top this for me. It’s also a long read.

Let Me In Or Let Me Down by noraebangbang | Yoonmin, A/B/O.

Summary: Yoongi hates dealing with heat cycles and suppressants and life in general. Everything is a terrible mess, and then there’s Jimin to make things a tiny bit brighter.

Now, listen, I don’t really like ABO, but this fic is so good that I wanna like it because if there are any other ABO fics like this gem then I’m in for a treat.

Kickstart series by Error401 | Yoonmin, Namjin, Vhope, Gangster!AU, Hitman!AU

Summary: Hitman!Yoongi AU.

The plot of this series is really interesting, I read it all in one sitting because I just needed more. It’s really good.

The Still Point (Of The Turning World) by inkingbrushes | Yoonseok, Reincarnation!AU, Soulmates!AU, Multiple lives!AU.

Summary: Because Yoongi doesn’t know how this started, or how this will end, but he knows this simple fact: he knows that there is a love between them that is much fiercer than the burning sun. There is that love then, and there is that love now, and surely there will be that same love the next time.

(Or: the one where they’re reincarnated over and over again and Yoongi meets a different version of Hoseok every time but Yoongi is the only one that remembers.)

Ok, this fic made me cry really hard and I’m still affected by it. It’s beautiful and sad and you should totally read it.

The Elephant in the Room

Guys. It’s been staring at us, in plain sight. The elephant in the room is “we had one night.” But Sherlock and John’s love remained unspoken because 1) neither Sherlock nor John thought their love for the other was requited after that night; 2) Sherlock believed falling in love with John cost Mycroft Bond Air. 

Somewhere along the way, Sherlock became unsure if that one-night had happened at all. The night he loved and was loved by John in every way imaginable.

It all happened during ASiB. The clues can be found on John’s blog first, with The Woman as a disguise; then, the show itself. Let me walk you through the…… devastation.

I had thought this meant there were missing pieces about the confrontation between Sherlock, Mycroft and Irene Adler at the end of ASiB – we all saw what happened, but John couldn’t blog about it due to Official Secrets Act. Odd, isn’t it? But it was never about Irene Adler; it was always about Sherlock and John. The comments provided clues.

Room. Fancy. Revolver. John’s starving. Sherlock would love some… brunch. They missed brunch, but Ms. Hudson was able to feed them lunch after all. Sherlock thought it was incredibly tedious to talk in codes because of some ridiculous law thing. Cake… may be death in S4, but it was sex first.

The Elephant in the Room post is smoke and mirrors, but Sherlock’s comments were very telling. Go look. I’m going to give you evidence from the show itself now. Let’s starting with ASiB:

Sherlock knew he was in love with John since… probably the end of ASiP. But ASiB was where he (mistakenly) came to realize that caring is not an advantage and John likely didn’t feel the same. 

After TGG Sherlock thought they were getting somewhere; but by Christmas, they were still stuck in 1895. Sherlock was so jealous of John’s strings of girlfriends he took it out on Molly (the Christmas party deduction was about himself). But, later on, during Irene Adler’s “fake death” period, Sherlock and John ended up spending one night together. But in the end it cost Mycroft Bond Air - Sherlock was able to say everything in the scene above with certainty and vehement because he was speaking from… experience. 

The one night was likely before this:

The reappearance of Irene Adler and the scenes that followed… led to John and Sherlock each had their moment of confusion:

They both thought they were… together, like, together; but after seeing the exchange between Sherlock and Irene, John likely thought he was just a placeholder (yes Irene was flirting but Sherlock was completely oblivious which John couldn’t tell for some reason). The whole Hemish baby name thing flew over Sherlock’s head but he did notice that John was… confused and unhappy. Mycroft was right, in a way:

The 007 deduction was Sherlock’s desperate attempt to show off – for John’s benefit. Sadly, John missed it completely and likely thought Sherlock was trying to impress Irene Adler.

Sherlock and John’s one-night gave context to the exchange between John and Mycroft at Speedy’s:

Translation: I know Sherlock is gay because I had sex with him. But he doesn’t love me or Irene Adler for that matter. I don’t think.

Which prompt Mycroft’s question about Sherlock’s heart; he thought John would have the answer given the new… status. In the end, Mycroft settled with letting John know that he was well aware of the fact that they’ve been busy, and when the “one-night” happened:

(You can see John visibly “gulp” in this scene)

After Sherlock’s return, the memory of that one-night became… unreliable.

Tessa’s dinner with a ghost could’ve been a callback to ASiP, but the editing is telling a very different story:

You can go back to watch it – despite the way the subtitle appears, the first scene cut exactly at the end of “one night”, and the second scene came in right before “dinner.” The way Sherlock and John reacted in the scene suggested they both remember their own one-night. Somewhat, under the drunken haze.

HLV rolled around, everything went sideways quickly. But again, that one-night provided a very different emotional context to all that happened.

Which brings me to TLD, Sherlock began to remember:

It wasn’t Faith. It was The Lady in Red John.

Not convinced? Ghost has the answer – emotional context again!!

Because just moments before, this:

The revolver. A callback to Sherlock’s last comment on John’s blog post.

I’m going to leave you with the following for now, cause I’m exhasted; this is the reason we are given TFP, emotional context, remember?

Cate The Elephant - Daydream

You can drive all night
Looking for the answers in the pouring rain
You wanna find peace of mind
Looking for the answer

If we could find a reason, a reason to change
Looking for the answer
If you could find a reason, a reason to stay
Standing in the pouring rain


I spent the night in the hospital last night, hooked up to an IV so I could have fluids and medicine to help my pain, and severe nausea and vomiting.

I got to have a massage from my boyfriend tonight to try to ease of the soreness in my arms and legs. After a hot shower and a bottle of water, I needed some me time.

I took 20 minutes tonight for self care. I think it’s one of the only things that helps me get through my illnesses. I got to take some time to help myself feel good. A pore strip and some collegan facemask strips should do the trick!! 🌼🌸


Sleepy elephant (I love when it breathes and it’s like a foot away from its head)

anonymous asked:

for admin talia: hope you're having a good time so far~ since ur namjin and that's also my otp can you rec me some of your fave namjin fics (other than bazooka's works cos I've read them all twice lol)? hv a nice day! ♡


listen to my heart (can you hear it sing) by sirradel [M, 55k]

color my heart (like that red sunset) by sophia7 [T, 9k]

Seokjin, 16"X20", Oil on Canvas by melecs [T, 6k]

Years in the Making by melecs [T, 6k]

mesmerized (from your feet to your hands) by sirradel [E, 4k]

Can I Get Your Dewey Decimal Number? by melecs [T, 10k]

Put All the Ingredients on the Table by Chlexcer [T, 49k]

Find The Value of an Elephant by tired angry egg (Mirabelle) [T, 58k]

Eternally Yours by moonsuns [G, 4k]

You’re My New Muse by internetpistol [T, 14k]

before things come together by brightlight [E, 31k]

Ok I’ll stop here lol, hope u enjoy!! (although tbh everything by bazooka is 10/10 100% reread all of they’re namjin fics)

-admin Talia

100 Days of Languages

Day 12/100: write a dialogue between two people about anything: A and B having each 10 lines.

Today’s language: French
Correct me please!

(so I made this dialogue about elephants gotta love elephants)

A: tu as entendu la nouvelle?
B: non, dis-moi!
A: un bébé-éléphant est né dans le zoo! il est si mignon!
B: ah non, vraiment? C’est formidable! J’espère qu’il soit en bon santé?
A: heureusement oui! et sa mère va bien aussi
B: et comment s’appelle-t-il?
A: il y aura un concours pour choisir un nom, tous peuvent envoyer leurs idées.
B: c’est original, ça! Tu participeras?
A: non, moi je n’ai jamais idées originaux
B: dommage! peut-être, si j’ai une bonne idée, je l’envoyerai
A: dis, on peut aller au zoo cette semaine!
B: quelle bonne idée! Mais il y auront beaucoup de gens…
A: tu as raison… peut-être c’est mieux si on va la prochaine mois
B: oui, c’est mieux. De toute façon, si on allait cette semaine, on le verrait probablement pas, il doit encore rester à l’intérieur. 
A: Bien sûr! J’avais oublié qu’il ne peut pas aller dehors, car il est encore petit et il fait vraiment froid!
B: c’est vraiment caractéristique que tu n’en pense pas! 
A: haha, oui je sais! Je n’en peut rien faire!
B: dis, je dois partir, j’ai un rendez-vous
A: aaaaah, bonne chance! Amuse-toi, je t’appelle encore
B: merci! à bientôt!


The next time someone says a Ne doesn’t get fixated on something, to the exclusion of all else, that’s a Ni thing, I’m going to laugh in their face.

Here’s the deal with me:

I have stuff I promised to write for this blog. I know some of you are waiting for it. (Others probably forgot I said anything about it in the first place, which – yay, I love you people!) And, I do intend to do it. Soon.

However, I have hit the final few chapters of my first draft on a novel, the portion of the story that demands a strong climax, resolution of all existing plot lines, and a powerful ending.

When that happens, the entire world goes to pot around me while I fixate. I do pretty much one thing: write on my book. I think about one thing: my book. I neglect everything else except personal needs and feeding my cat. I don’t write many e-mails. I don’t write character profiles. I don’t answer asks. I don’t chat with my friends. I ignore comments to my blog. Concentrating that much gets me results, but it also drains me (writing sensory detail, intense emotions, and logical resolutions isn’t my immediate strength), which means I have just about enough energy left over to marathon some random television show and go to bed at night.

The bad news is: this is where I’m at right now, and why I’m not here.

The good news is: barring some major disaster and/or my mental breakdown, I should be finished with my first draft at the end of this week, which means by next week I should have the mental energy necessary to do what I said I would.

In the meantime: enjoy your day, I have a maiden to rescue, an execution to preside over, an assassin to catch, and a sequel to subtly set up. BBL.

- ENFP Mod

anonymous asked:

Can you rec me some super good long fics? I've read all of the ones that I've seen recced on here already, so if you've read any new ones I'd really appreciate it

Here are my fave 100k+ wc fics that we haven’t reviewed yet! Be sure to check out our 50kto100k tag and our 100kup tag though just in case. ^^v - Admin N

I haven’t read these yet but they’re on my to read list :]

  • she goes to the “under the influence” meetings after the war.
  • well, of course.
  • she’s practically being forced to.
  • like, her counselor lady person whatever said that it was “highly recommended” and all.
  • decrypted, that translated to she’d get an overall harsher sentence than what she already had and would maybe lose her wand and every single other right pansy parkinson has  managed to hold onto in the last three horrible months.
  • so.
  • she goes.
  • and she’s pretty surprised to see harry potter there of all people—guess having a link to the dark lord’s soul in you counts as under the influence—just as much as being in the wrong hogwarts house does—and she’s so surprised she shuts up.
  • that is, until harry potter sees her being spit at by a somewhat nameless person from above.
  • and because he’s the self-righteous prat he always is he insists on walking her home every single meeting because if she’s with the bloody chosen one she will most likely not be spit at in the streets.
  • and the first couple of times are awkward.
  • they literally don’t talk.
  • they don’t discuss or yell or scream or anything.
  • he just shows up at her house every tuesday morning and walks her there and then they walk back after it’s over.
  • so.
  • yeah
  • awkward.
  • until the fifth meeting when they both finally get tired of the elephant in the room and then she starts talking for an unspecified reason and they get most of the old ghosts and skeletons out of the closet and the elephant is so totally not in the room it could have been poached in the african sahara.
  • that’s when he kisses her.
  • and it’s in the rain, of course, and it’s all very symbolic and touchy feely and she’s pretty sure that it’s not at all that awkward anymore.

!!spread awareness!! over the summer I volunteered at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand and learned a lot about these intelligent and amazing animals… riding them may be fun for you, but it’s torture for the elephants. although they are big, they can’t support much weight on their backs. they can hold up to 330 lbs (150 kg) on their back however, some saddles (aka howdahs) alone can weigh up to 220 lbs (100 kg) on top of that there are usually 2-3 people on them. too much weight can lead to spinal problems and it’s obviously tiring for them… Elephants should eat for 12-16 hours PER DAY and drink 50 gallons of water PER DAY. Elephants that are used for elephant trekking are most likely not getting 12-16 hours a day to eat because they can spend HOURS working. again, you may enjoy it however it’s torture for elephants. please respect these beauties, thank you:)

Alec defending Magnus (+a bit of Clalec brotp) 2.0

(already been posted but in the middle of the accidental delete of my blog I can’t find the post anymore so here have a slightly upgraded version of this
@lukegarrowayisamaincharacter @livtwoods)

It was no surprise to anyone that the eldest Lightwoods were not the biggest fans of downworlders and even their time in the circle and the punishment following it didn’t really alter their point of view on them, although after the way Alec asserted quite clearly his feeling towards Magnus, one could think that it would then change… But it didn’t. Their stances on the subject didn’t move an inch, if anything it seemed that they hated them even more.

Alec did not have time for this, he had an institute to run, a cup to retrieve from the wannabe Hitler that his parents used to follow, a parabatai to find and honestly he could not care less about his parent’s attempts to make him think less of Magnus.

So he dove into work, spending hours on end with Clary, navigating between working on any possible leads on Jace and holding each other as one of them broke down. Isabelle joined them more often than not, usually ordering the both of them to get some rest. On those times Alec just went to Brooklyn, the simple presence of Magnus enough to calm him down and keep him grounded.

They carefully avoided the subject of immortality at first but Magnus got tired of the elephant in the room and sat Alec down one night, telling him that he had lived a long life, had done a lot of things, met a lot of people, experienced more things that one could ever imagine and seen empire rise and fall and still, when he met Alec, he had never seen anything like him and he would rather love and lose him than live the rest of his long life without knowing him. It was a really emotional night for the both of them, the subject of Ragnor having been brought up at one point and Alec held Magnus as he finally allowed himself to broke down.

Seeing Magnus so small and broken had settled it for Alec, he could not care less about his parents. Hence his habit of avoiding them.

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