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The 5 Elements of a LIKABLE Main Character

“I don’t like your main character. He’s kind of obnoxious.” my beta reader laughingly told me, after reading the first chapter of my novel.

On the surface, I looked like this: 

Inside, I looked like this: 

Aloud, I said “Oh, well, he’s kind of hard to understand. He changes by the end.”

Inside, I screamed “How could you not like him?! Do you have a heart?! Is there a void where your soul should be?! Are you actually a Dementor that’s really good at makeup? Well, I guess this is what the Dementors are doing after getting kicked out of Azkaban!”

Outside: “But I really enjoyed it!” *Hugs between broken writer and Dementor in disguise* “Thank you for reading!" 

But you know what? That person that might be a soul-sucking cloaked demon creature? They were right. The character was unlikable, or more accurately, there was no reason to cheer him on. There was nothing to make the reader connect with him, relate to him, transfer themselves into his story, feel affection towards him. 

And if the reader doesn’t connect with the character through empathy? Nothing else in the story can work. Everything relies on this one fictional person. The basic definition of story is "A flawed hero with a goal overcoming obstacles to reach that goal, and how that journey changes them.” So without character, you don’t have story. Without empathy from the reader, you don’t even have character. 

So what is empathy when it comes to characters? 

It’s the process of a reader transferring their own lives onto the character. When this happens, the character’s goal and inner desires, values and weaknesses, everything about them, become proxies for our own. We learn of a shared piece of human nature between us, something we have in common on a significant inner level, and suddenly we want to see this character succeed. Because now, they are us – and we want to see ourselves succeed in real life. We feel what they feel, we experience what they experience.  

The best way to sum up character empathy in my opinion, is this quote from C.S.Lewis: “Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another ‘Really? You too? I thought I was the only one!’”

That’s empathy. 

Which doesn’t mean the character has to be an angelic little cherub …

There are characters that operate in a moral gray area, there are characters that are downright awful, there are characters that shouldn’t be lovable …but we love them. So this is NOT saying that a main character has to be a perfect angel that rescues baby squirrels when they’re not busy volunteering at the local soup kitchen, it just means there’s something WORTHWHILE in the character that persuades the reader to stick around. We need a reason to relate with that at-first-glance unlikable character. Just as we have flawed people in our own lives who we can forgive and love.

A good quote for this one would be this, by G.K.Chesterton: “That’s the great lesson of Beauty and the Beast; that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.”

So how does a writer accomplish a good empathetic connection?

Luckily for us, establishing this only takes a little planning in the beginning of the story. Certain elements foster empathy, elements which you can give to your character and display in the story. Making sure to incorporate a few of these will ensure that first connection between reader and character. A connection which you, the author, will then be able to grow. It’s this tiny first note of shared humanity which deepens into those important links we hold with characters. We’re living people, they’re imagined and comprised of words on a page; yet these people can be friends to us, family, mentors, role models, and become some of the most influential people in our lives. 

And how does that begin? Evoking empathy. 

And how do you evoke empathy? Well here are the characteristics that human beings instinctively identify with and admire … 

– Courage (This is the one EVERY main character should possess. Gumption to pursue what they want separates main from background characters.)

– Humor (Wit charms us without fail.)

– Goal-Obsessed 

– Hard-working  

– Noble motivations

– Loving

– Loved by others

– Kind 

– Treated unfairly

– In imminent danger, physically

– In imminent danger, emotionally

– In a sorrowful situation

– Smart/Expert at something

– Suffering from psychological weakness  

– Haunted by something in their past

– Dissatisfied with current state of their life

– Lacking something like love, friendship, belonging, family, safety, freedom, etc

It’s a good plan to give your main character at least FIVE of these empathetic little “virtues.”

If this sounds like a resume, that’s kind of what it is. “Dear Potential Reader, I’m applying for the job of Main Character of this book series. I aspire to consume your every waking thought and drastically change your life, for better and worse.” It’s a diagram of the worthwhile traits of the hero, the characteristics that win us over, which promise the reader “If you follow my story, knowing me – and experiencing the story through me – will be well worth your time.”

These traits will be displayed in the set-up of the story, the first ten pages or so. But the story CANNOT stop to let the character exhibit these winning behaviors; the story must KEEP PROGRESSING, every empathetic element must be shown with a story reason for existing within a scene. Like exposition, empathy needs to be added in subtly, as the story motors onward, slipping into the reader’s knowledge without them noticing. If it’s a scene created for the express purpose of convincing the reader “This character is lovable! Love them! I said love them!” then it will be glaringly obvious and the reader will feel the exact opposite. (They’ll also feel that way about the author, incidentally.)

Now! How does this work? 

Harry Potter: 

Harry is the poster child for being treated unfairly. Yet in the face of the abusive treatment of his childhood, Harry is courageous. He does not succumb to the Dursley’s relentless campaign to stamp the magic out of him, and become a proper Dursley; though this would’ve won their approval, put him in their good graces, and made his life exponentially easier – but he didn’t do it. He knew they were wrong, knew what was right, and refused to become like them. So heck yes Sorting Hat, there is “plenty of courage, I see”. He was loved by his parents, by the three that dropped him off at his Aunt and Uncle’s, and by the majority of the Wizarding World. He’s also snarky, loving, and in constant danger. 

Judy Hopps: 

Every reason why we care about Judy is established in the first few scenes. She’s courageous. She’s funny. She’s loved by her parents. She’s motivated by noble values. Definitely goal oriented, hard working, and smart. She’s also in imminent danger, and being treated unfairly.

If we took out the pieces of the story meant to evoke our empathy, what would happen? 

Nobody would care. Judy Hopps would have been an annoying, smug, and consumed by ruthless ambition. Harry Potter would have ceased to exist because everything about him is empathetic. 

Establishing these early allows us to begin the process of temporarily transferring our lives into a story. Or in the case of some life-changing stories, not temporarily transferring, but letting them become part of our souls forever. 

Yup, having your story connect with a reader forever starts with just a little empathy. Pretty useful.

Oh, and speaking of souls, give me mine back, Dementor reader. I learned how to make people like my characters. Now you’re out of the Azkaban job and the beta reading job. 

BTS Fic Recommendations

There seems to be a weird divide in this fandom between reader x member and member x member stories, but I’m just here in the middle like “all Bangtan smut is good smut!” A good story is a good story and good writing is good writing. Some of these have no smut at all and some are so filthy that I can’t believe I’m recommending them, but, you know, BTS ruined my life and I have no shame anymore. 

I’ve probably read hundreds of BTS stories by now and these are the ones that I go back to over and over. I tried to pick only one per author, but all of these authors are amazing and you should go check out their whole masterlists. These are the authors that I personally fangirl over and stand in awe of. None of these are particularly similar to mine (eg. they are way better) and none of them are particular similar to each other. These are the fics that for whatever reason, I couldn’t forget about them after I read them.

Warning: Some of these are very explicit, so use caution. Anything marked with an M is definitely NSFW. 

Hope you enjoy!

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Kissed by the Baddest Bidder Fans!

KBTBB will be undergoing some major changes in the near future, and we wanted to give you a heads up!

① As of March 15th, Kissed by the Baddest Bidder will no longer support Android 3/iOS 6 and below. The new minimum requirement is Android 4.0/iOS 7. Please update your device’s software version accordingly.

② Kissed by the Baddest Bidder will be transferring to the coin system soon. This allows us to bring you stories faster than before, as well as allowing you to transfer your purchased stories between more devices! (There might be some coin giveaways in the future so keep your eyes out!) Read more about the coin system below.

③ With the change to the coin system we will also be changing to an email/password data transfer system. This will help make it easier for everyone to transfer data!

While all these changes should go smoothly, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SAVE YOUR CURRENT TRANSFER IDS SOMEWHERE SAFE! It will make the transition to the new system much easier.

Also, don’t worry about your purchases! All current purchases will be transferred automatically from the old system to the new system when we update. Your previous purchases are safe. HOWEVER with the new coin system it is VERY IMPORTANT for everyone to make a transfer account. If you delete and reinstall without a transfer account you will lose all your stories!

How to purchase stories using Coins!

To purchase stories you must first purchase coins. Coins can be purchased in two ways.

①If you just want to buy enough coins for one story, tap the buy button. This will allow you to purchase the specific story and read right away.

②If you are going to purchase multiple stories at once, it might be easier to buy enough coins for all the stories at once. To purchase bulk coins in the new app, there will be a plus (+) sign in the top right of the screen. Tap to purchase coins in bulk.

The coin system allows us to release new stories to our users quicker! HOWEVER with the new coin system it is VERY IMPORTANT for everyone to make a transfer account. If you delete and reinstall without a transfer account you will lose all your stories!

In the new app, tap Help & Settings → E-mail. Enter your email and password and tap Register. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot access your password! Please e-mail it to yourself or make note of it in a secure place.

THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO SAVE YOUR PURCHASE DATA AFTER REINSTALLING! Please take the time to create a transfer account!

If for some reason the transfer to the new Kissed by the Baddest Bidder app glitches, you will be able to restore your purchases with your Transfer IDs. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SAVE YOUR CURRENT TRANSFER IDS SOMEWHERE SAFE!

Please contact customer support from within the app if you have any questions.

We look forward to continuing to bring you more awesome stories! Thank you for your continued support.

- Voltage

Lovestruck FAQ

Hello everyone,

First, we’d like to thank you all for your feedback as we roll out Lovestruck and Love & Legends. We know that a lot of you have questions! Here are our answers to a few of the most frequently asked:

Q: What does Lovestruck mean for stories I’ve already paid for in the standalone apps (Astoria: Fate’s Kiss, Gangsters in Love, and Castaway! Love’s Adventure)?

A: Your stories are kept in Lovestruck! Once you transfer your stories into Lovestruck, you will be able to read them without needing to use tickets or hearts, and you will not see any ads while reading them. If you do, please let us know so we can fix it!

Otherwise, the main difference in your stories now being in Lovestruck is that you can no longer jump to specific episodes of a story and you can access the stories from all three titles as well as Love & Legends without leaving the app.

Read about how to transfer your stories in this post.

Please note: this transfer is a one time process. Once your stories have been moved into Lovestruck, you will not be able to pay for any more stories in the standalone apps they came from.

Q: I don’t see my CGs in my album after transferring!

A: Within Lovestruck, your CGs will reappear in your album after you’ve replayed the section of the story the CG comes from. Otherwise, please download your CGs from the standalone apps (you will still be able to download them even after you’ve transferred to Lovestruck)!

Q: What are “hearts” and “tickets” and how do they work?

A: Tickets and hearts are different types of currency within Lovestruck.

Tickets are free currency that regenerate over time. They are used to read main story content. You can have up to 2 free tickets at a time. When you have fewer than 2 tickets, you will see a timer at the top of the screen counting down the time until your next free ticket regenerates. If you don’t want to wait, you can buy additional tickets.

Hearts are premium in-app currency that can be used within main stories to make certain choices. For example, you can choose options A or B for free, but for option C you will need to use some hearts. Special stories are also only purchasable with hearts.

Q: Will Love and Legends have its own app?

A: Love and Legends will not have its own app, and its content will be released only through Lovestruck.  Astoria, Gangsters and Castaway will no longer update their standalone apps. All new releases for these titles will be through Lovestruck.

Q:  What happened to AmeMix?

Never fear! AmeMix’s production team is still with us and will continue to create the stories and characters you love. They are the team behind Love & Legends, too, and are working on more titles beyond that– it’s just that they will now be released through Lovestruck instead of individual apps so you’ll never miss a new episode!

Q: I’m having a specific error with my app that wasn’t listed here!

A: If you have specific problems with transferring your information, or are encountering other errors, please send us a message through the customer support function within Lovestruck; sending error reports through the app will give us more information about your device, as well as let us talk to you one-on-one to more quickly resolve your issues!

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If your concern doesn’t appear here, it doesn’t mean we haven’t read it and aren’t talking about it. We have and we are, and we will do our best to keep you informed of updates on our end. We know that the switch from individual apps to Lovestruck will take getting used to. Your feedback is important and we welcome your constructive criticism as we make Lovestruck into the best interactive romance story app it can be.

Reminder: May 31 is the last day to make purchases in the standalone AmeMix apps!

If you have already transferred your stories to Lovestruck, or did not use the standalone apps, you are fine and there is nothing more for you to read here! Go back to Lovestruck. :)

For everyone playing the standalone apps and has not yet transferred stories to Lovestruck:
May 31st, 11:59 PM PST is the final time for you to make purchases in the Astoria, Gangsters, and Castaway apps. After that time, you will no longer be able to make purchases in the standalone apps. Please make them before this, we cannot make exceptions!

June 30th is when the standalone apps will be shut down completely. You will not be able to make purchases after May 31st, but you will be able to read your purchases in the standalone apps until June 30th. (This is also true for anyone who has already transferred their purchases.)

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you remember June 30: if you do not transfer your purchases before June 30, we cannot restore them. The data will have been wiped.

Lovestruck Updates

Hello everyone!

Thank you again for your feedback so far.

We’re happy to let you know that we’ve fixed the bug with premium selections in transferred stories!
You will no longer see selections requiring hearts in the stories you’ve already transferred over.
If you’re still seeing paid selections in your transferred stories, please let us know!

We’d also like to clarify that once you choose a paid selection, you will not need to use hearts for it again if you choose to restart the story. However, you will use up a ticket when you restart the story (that will regenerate back in a few hours)!

A few more updates from us:

- We’ve collected your feedback about changes to the UI and font.
It will take us time to go through it and implement any changes. In the meantime, let us know if you have suggestions for the UI or comments about the interface!

- Originally, we said that past March 1st, you would not be able to buy content from the standalone apps. This was a mistake, and we apologize for the miscommunication.
You can still buy content in the original apps, as long as you do so before transferring to Lovestruck. After you transfer, you will no longer be able to pay for more content in the standalone apps.

If you choose not to transfer your  stories to Lovestruck, they’re still accessible in the original apps!
We will keep you posted about future changes to the original apps.
Just be aware that there will be no new content added to them and they will not be updated in any way, and new content releases will come out only in Lovestruck!

Reminder: Standalone Apps Leaving App Stores 4/30

The standalone AmeMix apps will be removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play store this Sunday, April 30 at 11:59pm PT. After this date, you will not be able to install the standalone apps.

If you have the app downloaded already, nothing will change for you. This is only for people who have never downloaded the app. You will still be able to make in-app purchases in the standalone apps until May 31 if you have not yet transferred your stories to Lovestruck. You will still be able to read purchases you have made in the standalone apps, too.

anonymous asked:

thank you for talking about your thoughts about the episode! (I've been trying to find blogs that talk about latest eps and critically think about it such as story arc, character development) The last scene of the episode was definitely ominous (w/ dean and sam on the ground :( ). And I definitely am feeling your entire thoughts about the ep. It was sad to see Cas suddenly gain faith and all that mumbo jumbo :/ thanks again for your thoughts!

Hey dear!

Yes, I tend to write a whole lot of spec and meta on SPN, just lately not as much, because this season isn’t delivering too many interesting impulses that get me excited or run wild with ideas. I am glad you enjoy my commentary/meta/whatnot even if it isn’t all that “squee-y”. atm :)

And yes, the last scene does indedd not set up good things to follow at all as Castiel’s almost drugged up reply “the future” sort of played over the Winchesters unconscious on the ground. It definitely feels like a mjaor omen in relation to the season finale. And I guess it would be in line with some foreshadowing this season that saw both Dean and Sam die, like in the mid season premiere for example. Plus: Two dead Winchesters certainly would raise the stakes - though even then we know they won’t stay dead. Unless they opt for a season set in Heaven, Hell, Purgatory or the Empty after all ;P Overall however I suppose death may more be of the metaphorical nature, but yeah… either way the ending scene surely to me did not imply: “Hey look that Lucifer kid is doing it right, all is going to be well”.

The thing with Cas though is that I have no issues with Cas gaining faith per se, but the way he gained “faith” here is completely artifical that’s what makes it fake and not honest and just plain wrong. Because what would be vital for Castiel’s arc would be for him to find faith in himself regardless of what he achieves or manages to do. That’s the crux of the thing. It’s about Castiel’s inability to build his identity and self confidence in himself without any connection to being useful to others (which is where him and Dean are very similar). The faith Cas would need is faith in himself not some outside force and as long as that won’t happen he’ll always be vulnerable to make the same mistakes and/or be manipulated through his desire to be of service - because he connects his self worth to his achievemetns (again similar to Dean, though to me Dean is lightyears ahead of Cas in that regard even though he still has far to go and a long time of healing coming). So that’s what’s unsettling and annoying to me, because once more Castiel’s free will and agency is compromised. Lucifer’s child used Castiel’s body, effectively turned him into a puppet (and yeah I am pissed about this arc that was introdcued in S11 and connected to Dean and Amara was simply transferred to Cas - because God knos we didn’t have Cas not being Cas enough yet and every single time it leaving Cas in an even worse state of mind).

I have talked about this before, but yeah whatever the nephilim does, whatever drug it feeds Kelly and Cas to believe and follow in some sort of “future” - it all is a repeat of Amara and Dean and how she dosed Sidney up for example or how she made Dean feels when they were together, Hell, she even told Dean that she had just shown him “the future” after they kissed. So yeah… There are major narrative callbacks here. But to come back to Cas, in the end what it comes down to is that yet again, after Leviathan, after Lucifer, Cas is controlled and influenced by another being that gave him “faith” and if the ominous ending was any suggestion it is more than doubtful that this future will truly be anything like Kelly and Cas were shown…

Requests #55
  1. imagine you and your big beefy monster boyfriend decide you want to get pregnant, so you have sex for the first time. He’s big and rough and amazing, his cum giving you a belly bulge. You’re pregnant immediately, and he’s overly loving and protective as you both get pleasure out of watching you expand.            

  2. imagine a Chainsmoker who is punished in a severe way to give up smoking. A Pregnancy where you get the same number of contractions as the number of cigarettes you’ve smoked. The weight of the baby is that if the leftover stubs. Extra month for every year you’ve smoked. Add more curses like this that make the whole experience humiliating and excruciatingly painful.            

  3. Imagine you’re a Pregnant trekker/climber who volunteers for kids camps. A long and exhausting journey where you get nauseous and severe body pain due to uncomfortable positions. You have to give the better seats to the kids. A group of sadistic teenagers, girls and boys, make her entire trip uncomfortable. She has to hide her labor pain for days, carry their bags, set up tents and serve food. The teengers make you do physical tasks and fuck you. painful birth during the return journey            

  4. imagine you’re a kinky Pregnant lesbian with Pregnant girlfriend. You and your lover have grand plans for your labor and delivery. Extreme sex games and competitions during labor - enemas, spanking, dildos, Sybian and electric clamps. Both of you have atleast 20 orgasms before you give birth. The births are long and painful, but orgasmic and sensual at the same time!            

  5. You’ve just come home from college for the summer only to find out your stepmom is hugely 7.5 months pregnant with twins. As the summer passes her belly grows bigger and bigger until she finally gives birth at home.            

  6. May i request more horror centric mpreg stories? Maybe with focus on how uncomfortable and sickly the guy feels? Rapid preg and/or birth optional but definitely desired!            

  7. Imagine you’re about 8 months pregnant and your husband loves to rub your belly, kiss it and say cute&funny things to the baby. Then he surely is with you during labor, hugging you, calming you down and giving a lot of support. (This blog really needs more fluff)            

  8. A mermaid gets pregnant by a unicorn, giving birth to the first hippocampus (bonus points if she is unwillingly impregnated and doesn’t know she’s pregnant)            

  9. imagine being a hot Pregnant cop (Pregnant) in a town where unmarried Pregnancy is frowned upon and treated extremely. You get no leaves, the court doesn’t entertain any complaint from you, nobody helps you. Your colleges pull cruel pranks on you. You get raped, beaten multiple times. You are sent on night patrol without a gun in dreaded region when you can barely waddle. Even shopping is a nightmare, as you’re not given a cart, but have to lift a basket instead. Multiple possibilities 

  10. imagine you’re and your 2 friends are Pregnant soccer referees. You do not get a break from your jobs. Each wrong decision has a severe physical/sexual punishment after. Either of the team gets to take you back to the dressing room, either to celebrate or vent out their frustration. Either ways, you end up getting fucked (raped). The final of the tournament is your finale, where are in labor for the whole match and a birthing ceremony.

  11. Can i see a preg transfer story where someone who is afraid of giving birth goes into labor and transfers it onto an unsuspecting victim?   

  12. Can i see a nice fluffy story about rapid preg? Maybe a sweet demon or angel or alien love interest making their love swell up?     

  13. Pregnancy transfer story with a boy being cursed, so that if a pregnant woman touches him, their baby transfers into him, but theyre aware and angry abt their babies being taken and put in someone else, despite his attempts to explain?

  14. Id love to see a story about a groom at his wedding who swells up with babies as hes walking to the altar and has to try not to give birth before the ceremony is finished.            

  15. A story about a boy giving birth behind the school during prom? Maybe twins?
**Speakeasy Tonight Information**

Hello Speakeasy fans!

We’re so excited to be able to overhaul one of our classic titles with brand new art and new characters for you to romance! The teams have been really thrilled to read so much positive feedback now that the first episodes are live.

We see that many of you have been wondering if you can transfer your stories from the standalone version of Speakeasy Tonight into Lovestruck, the way that AmeMix users could transfer their stories.

Unfortunately, we cannot transfer purchases from the standalone Speakeasy app into Lovestruck. When Speakeasy Tonight was shut down, we deleted and permanently wiped all sensitive user information, as we would not want to invade your privacy by holding onto your personal details and data. We do this whenever an app is closed and the server is wiped, which is why AmeMix users need to transfer by June 30 to maintain access to their stories.

Lovestruck gave us an opportunity to bring Speakeasy Tonight back, as being part of a portal app meant we didn’t have to worry about engineering issues and could focus on making fun content. Speakeasy Tonight had so many passionate fans and we didn’t want to see the stories end, either!

In launching Speakeasy Tonight as a Lovestruck series, we have made many substantial changes to the app in every area. Here are some of the differences:

  • created new art for all characters and created all new backgrounds
  • created hundreds of new, unique costumes for the heroine
  • added Gerald as a romanceable character, meaning an entirely new story with new art
  • created an entirely new romanceable character, Sofia, who also comes with brand new stories, and new art
  • changed some of the story select options for existing storylines
  • and more! 

We are also very excited to be creating Speakeasy’s second season, something Speakeasy Tonight didn’t get in its previous life!

We appreciate you enjoyed Speakeasy Tonight previously and we hope that you will like Lovestruck’s Speakeasy Tonight even more.

Lyanna Baratheon

A/N: Okay guys, I’m trying something new. This is how each of the Lannister’s feel about Cersei and Robert’s legitimate child Lyanna. I think I’m going to do how the houses feel next and then transfer into a story. Let me know what you guys think!

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Requests #62
  1. imagine you stuff yourself to get off to your full, bloated, gassy belly and burps. one time your gf stuffs you as foreplay, and over the next few days you think youre still full, but you’re actually pregnant. youre really gassy and keep feeding until you come to term. (tl;dr: pregnancy combined with stuffing/feederism??)            

  2. Id like a hyperpreg story with the person in the back of a big van            

  3. Story with rapid preg in a car, maybe with multiples? Preferably mpreg.

  4. Can you do some pregnancy transfer stories.            

  5. “finish the story” idea involving cumflation + preg: a dude (your boyfriend, fuckbuddy, husband, monster/alien lover, whatever you like) is playfully chasing you but then he stops, grunts and groans and his abdomen suddenly rounds out. you laugh at his discomfort and turn to start running again and hear him growl “uh-oh…looks like i’m gettin’ all FAT again…you better not let me catch you!!!”            

  6. Do an story where the fem reader and an woman with a dick (who is the reader gf) are alone naked in a field during a date with them tell each other how close they are which leads to one another pls.            

  7. can you do another Viking war prize when she gives birth and the husband finds her stretching hole sexy?            

  8. Request; Imagine you’re the child of an animal based deity (Example; Look up Holo from “Spice and Wolf”) and you’ve been kidnapped and forced to breed constantly and give birth because your exotic children fetch a high price            

  9. I was wondering if you can make more Merman x s/o ovi fics? There really awesome!!

  10. A paraplegic man in wheelchair impregnates his nurse. He’s completely powerless and she takes advantage of that to satisfy her horny desires during pregnancy.            
During your first draft, don’t worry about rules. Don’t worry about adverbs. Don’t worry about what not to do. Don’t worry about word count. Worry about transferring the story from your heart to the paper. Because despite all the writing rules that society has created, you’re still the artist. You’re still the genius. You’re still the story-teller. So tell your story.

“I feel like, with some people in your life, eventually, sometimes, or just suddenly, you hear your heart say, ‘I hope someone finds this person and makes them realize how good they are, and makes them smile and feel lovely about themselves.’

“And then you pause and say, ‘Didn’t I want to be that person?’

“Perhaps, once, you felt a very obvious yearning. Now it’s been replaced with this?

“But now you’re not feeling pain at the thought. You feel an incredible happiness at the thought of someone else’s happiness. You’re rooting for them as hard as anyone ever could.

“’I hope, someone, someday, finds you and treats you the way you deserve to be treater. That would make me ecstatic. That is what you deserve.’

“And that’s when you know, truly, that you are no longer in love with someone in the traditional sense, but in love with the concept of their happiness.

“And that means you are finally free.”


Words: 4363
Sam x Angel!Reader
Warnings: none
Song fic requested by anonymous - Heroes (We Could Be) - Alesso ft. Tove Lo
Summary: Sam and Dean receive a cryptic request from Castiel, only to discover that the girl they’re rescuing is an angel. Sam must tell her and try to show her how this is an amazing thing.

Your name: submit What is this?

Wind through wings and Cas was standing there with Sam and Dean.

”Cas,” Dean said. “What’s going on? We weren’t expecting to see you for another week.”

”Something’s come up,” he said. His face was stern, serious. “We’ve become aware of a situation.”

”Who’s we?” Sam asked, crossing his arms and looking at Cas with concern.

”The angels,” Cas said.

”Ok. Well, what is it? Are you alright?” Dean asked.

Cas nodded. “I’m fine. But I do need to ask too much of you both again.” He hesitated, wondering how to continue.

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After I finish Autumn and Beckie’s mini BC, I am putting Enchanted on hiatus. I’m trying to get my game out by the end of the summer and I could have been done programming at least half of the game if I spent less time updating my sim stories and more time updating my actual game. Safe Harbor updates will slow but I will not be putting the story on hiatus. A Graying World (and it’s subsequent side stories and rewrites) will continue as normal. I’m working on a way to transfer the entire story to tumblr in a timely and effective manner.

Thanks for understanding and supporting me! I’ll be working hard on getting my game out, since I know some of you can’t wait to play it ^_^