ugh this scene breaks my heart all the time

It just honestly breaks my heart that malec can’t be shown as equal to all the other couples. I don’t need make out scenes or whatever because I know that malec are more than that and I know that the show isn’t all about them.. BUT they need longer scenes, more time for conversation… I might be alone in this but I just wish they were respected more :(

Much like Ti-Ning is determined to never fade from our lives, apparently I am determined to drag each generation out for a fucking year. Suffice it to say the playing and posting are once again completely out of sync and I’ve banned myself from touching the lot till we’re all caught up here, so I’ll be seeing this family again sometime in 2019. That said, I’m def happy to take a break from our newest family member:

..Yea. The charlatan may have robbed us in the tropics, but it looks like we managed to steal his most well-guarded possession.. his heart. Seriously I’ve no idea what’s happening but he’s been skulking around here all night, every night, FOR A WEEK so it’s pretty much time to accept he lives with us now. This was stressful to the point where I deadass had a dream about him (he was a character on Girls and making out with Allison Williams, sorry girl.) In ‘real life’ however, it’s someone else he wants to make out with:

HATEBONER ALERT. It’s hard to tell exactly what his play here is, extreme negging?? It was all fun and games when he first showed up, I was all like ‘HAHA stupid stalker charlatan’ but I’ve been getting progressively more nervous about his shitty character file with each passing day-

-especially since he’s freezing to death and STILL WON’T GTFO. Literally all we need right now is his fucked up npc ghost. YOU WANT TO DIE DO IT ON YOUR OWN TIME ASSHOLE

-Frozen.. just like my world froze the moment I first laid eyes on Wyatt..

UGH ofc, unsurprisingly Wyatt’s charms are once again the downfall of this family. Well you know what, you can have him!

It’s not as if he’s of literally ANY USE around here. 

-You know what they say, mon amour, eighty-second time is the charm! 

Yea, I truly can’t stress enough the degree to which we can’t get knocked up, courtesy of SOMEONE’S permanently red needs. He really didn’t use to be like this in college so it’s clear that just like Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco, Wyatt left his brain in LaFiesta Tech. I’m legit spending half my time in this lot chasing him around making sure he doesn’t die, shit’s unreal. After Komei it felt there was nowhere to go but up in the spouse department, but I’m beginning to suspect the impossible has happened, aka we somehow.. DOWNGRADED. Jfc. Of course we all know whose fault this really is..

-Yours?

YOURS you unloveable monster. We could have had smart, evil, self-reliant Ti-Ning, I was super subtly gunning for him, but nooooo you just had to be a flop and push him into the arms of Frances, I mean WHO TF gets cucked by Frances Worthington. ANYWAY. Let’s focus on the fact you finally managed to get promoted, it’s about time. I don’t even wanna know what you’re ‘inventing’.

-Ugh imbecile.. I happen to have a number of incredible ideas, such as a revolutionary new technology that actually INCREASES carbon emissions. Patent pending.

On second thought maybe you shouldn’t procreate and Wyatt is doing the world a massive favor. Captain hero indeed!

At least someone in this house is getting the job done. Cat gen 3 is here! This is D’vorah!

And this is Goro, who is obviously done with life 5 seconds in.

-You’d be too if your name was fucking Goro.

HEY GORO IS A PRINCE OK. Show some respect.

The twins are both sporting this extremely un-Mortal Kombat personality, which is very disappointing since their parents are major assholes. OH WELL, I see Victor is already advancing so he’s probably gonna eat this problem for me. 

-Aw don’t worry Goro, daddy loves you, dumb name and all ❤️

Signed, Komei Tellerman.

The people Wyatt brings home from work continue to be major blasts from the past. First Victoria’s lesbian crush and now.. THE HALF ALIEN ART PROFESSOR GUNTHER BANGED IN COLLEGE. WTF ARE YOU DOING HERE AND WHY ARE YOU A COP

-Well it turns out systematically exchanging grades for sexual favors is frowned upon or ‘grossly unethical’ and ‘illegal’ or whatever, so I decided it was time for a career change!

And naturally you chose the POLICE DEPARTMENT as your new professional home. Seeing as it’s the same place that made Wyatt chief it definitely makes sense.

There was a time,
I thought that you did everything right,
no lies, no wrong,
boy I, must’ve been outta my mind 💔

This asshole stuck around for a while and I wasn’t paying attention because Wyatt was dying as per us, but it turns out I should have because SHE STOLE OUR GNOME. Alien Prof this is low, even for you.

-As if I could pull off a heist like this, l can barely move I’m so sore from banging 18 year olds..

The pervy grandma shit ain’t gonna work in this house bitch!

GET HER VIC

-How dare you, you disgusting freak? First you take advantage of my innocent son and now this?? Well worry not, Buzz Grunt will be here shortly to pick your ass up!

-UGH please you crazy bitch, your slutty son came on to ME.

-Yes only to sleep his way through college, HE’S A UNION.

-OR he’s attracted to older women because all your kids ARE OEDIPAL FREAKS.

OH NO SHE DID NOT

FUCK HER UP

-GET YOUR SAGGY TITS OVER HERE AND FIGHT ME

-Or don’t.

JFC HOW. YOU HAVE 10 BODY POINTS 

-HA so do I bitch, how did you think I became chief of police??

Honestly I kinda assumed that everyone in this line of work is extremely unqualified like our darling Wyatt, but yea I see your point now. 

-That was the most shameful experience of my life, I’m never going out again! This bathroom is my home now.

Ugh don’t be such a Victor, Vic, making a huge deal because you lost one fight out of 20. PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER

That’s my girl, take back what’s ours! And if you can’t don’t worry about it, we already have the charlatan as a replacement yard decoration. GO HOME DUDE

-Home is where the heart is.

I wanna call the police but then I remember that the police.. is Wyatt. So that tied itself in a neat little bow.

NOICE. IN UR FACE HALF ALIEN LOSER

WHAT. OK THIS BITCH IS OFFICIALLY OUR NEW NEMESIS, ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME. WE JUST GOT IT BACK 5 MINUTES AGO

-And now I’m stealing it again! You don’t want to start a battle of wills with me, bitches, I can do this forever. Think I get 18 year olds in bed by giving up easy???

Lol is that supposed to impress us?? Newsflash bitch, we have survived a dozen affairs and getting 6 cats to the top of their careers, WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL

While the gnome tragedy unfolds in the yard, a different tragedy entitled Shooting Blanks is unfolding upstairs. Honestly say what you want about Vic and Komei as parents/people in general but they were fertile as shit, and almost too much so, looking @ u Gunther. I don’t know whose fault this is but given his track record I’m obviously inclined to blame Wyatt.

-OH NO don’t look at moi, my needs are emerald green, it’s Jojό and his red fun!!

-THAT MIME CAT MOVIE WAS REALLY SAD OK

GOD FUCKING HELP ME YOU FLOPS

Boy would we ever! Thank you Amanda, I really needed a break, the vibe in the house is super weird right now. I mean Jojo and Wyatt are permanently tired and barely interact autonomously while at the same time- 

-THIS IS WHAT VICTORIA AND KOMEI DO ALL DAY. 

-We have rekindled our relationship at age 80! 

Well stop it ok?? You’ve barely tolerated each other for half a century and I was used to it, this lovey shit is freaking me out.

We hit Crypt O’ Night with the most iconic group of townies ever, literally all my favs are here: first off, the Goopster aka guaranteed good times.

-Sup. 

Sup booboo, missed you!

-I know, I’ve been pretty swamped at work-

Yea we actually don’t have enough air time for an update on every rando’s life. Welcome to Hollywood.

Next up, Benjamin Long, back on the dating scene after his Kennedy break-up, megabitch Brandi Letourneau who is getting married in before this is over, and my second fav premade teen after Meadow, the very embodiment of misdirected teenage rage, SOPHIE MIGUEL. Just when I think this can’t possible get any better-

-GUESS WHO SHOWS UP. Looking good with your og maxis hair, Mar, are you feeling it?? I deleted the long mermaid one specifically so you wouldn’t have it lolol

-Ugh whatever, I still have Komei’s heart and that’s all that matters!

Yea you share that invaluable treasure with every cat in a 100 mile radius, congrats. 

-Aaaah, last time I was here was the old dude public orgy.. Those were the days.

Man I know, so many precious memories. Get sufficiently drunk and let’s make some new ones while we still can. Not to be an alarmist but you’re like.. 5 days away from dying?? Chop chop.

TIME TO PARTAAAY. And by partaaaay I mean pre-partay because the real party-

-begins now. I have big, BIG plans for tonight, mainly there’s 3 items I want to cross off our bucket list, the first one obviously being TO FUCK MARISSA UP.

-AHAHA who has maxis hair now bitch?? Oh how the tables have turned!

-I’m famous for my class and reluctance to take cheap shots BUT YOU’RE A PATHETIC VIRGIN WHO’S GONNA DIE THAT WAY. COULDN’T EVEN GET MY HUSBAND TO FUCK YOU AND HE ONCE FUCKED A WOLF

Whoa ok he just JERKED OFF the wolf Vic, please, this feud isn’t worth dragging Komei’s name through the mud.

WELL WELL WELL SOMEONE’S FEELING BRAVE TONIGHT. Ok you may have started it, Bendett..

..BUT WE’RE GONNA FINISH IT. SNAP HER NECK VIC

-IMPOSSIBLE DUE TO GAME CODING

Yea I may be too close to this, anyway GET HER

YES. Finally, our long awaited moment of catharsis. 

-HE BELONGS TO ME, THE BOY IS MINE

Let’s really not even think of that, let alone mention it. I still can’t believe all this is over Komei.

Beautiful!! Now to the next order of business..the one that got away, part 1.

Literally no comment @ this ridic double-bearding date, Benjamin seriously, there has to be a happy medium between dating your literal clone and this. Get help. Amanda get your shit together and then over here, cause you’re about to be..

..BUCKET LISTED. I’m feeling this almost as much as Rockabilly Russian Diplomat is. Haven’t seen you since you turned down Jojo and missed out on the chance of a lifetime. Just think, this elderly publicly-brawling-and-whoring-around woman could have been your mother in law! Bet you’re feeling pretty stupid now. Just as we’re done with item number 2, who walks through the door-

-BUT ITEM NUMBER 3 aka the one that got away pt 2! I thought we were gonna have to pathetically keep changing venues till we ran into him, but here he is all on his own. What kind of connection tbh?? I was so excited that I didn’t notice the sparkles at first thinking they were a club lighting effect, but then the unmistakable lag appeared and it dawned on me:

OF FUCKING COURSE. Loyal readers are well aware of the GWC aka the Good Witch Curse but basically this is the fifth time this laggy cockblock shows up the exact moment things get fun. My usual strategy is to immediately concede defeat and change lots, which doesn’t qualify as a strategy so idk why I called it that, but point is NOT TODAY SATAN. WE’VE WAITED HALF A LIFETIME FOR THAT VAMPIRE D

-Wow Count, long time no see, what has it been, 40, 50 years?? Anywhoozle, don’t even think about getting away this time cause it’s not happening.

-Haha aw Victoria, why would I want to get away?

Yea that’s a very good question, why did you get away last time you fucking loser?? We spent 12+ hours trying to seduce you and you wouldn’t even let us flirt above ‘charm’ and VIC WAS HOT AND YOUNG BACK THEN. No offense Vic.

Well obviously the Count likes them mature, good for him. I mean he’s def like a 100yo so he’s sticking to his own age group. 

-Let’s roleplay this hot scenario where I’m the vampire and you’re the helpless maiden!

-OH Victoria that’s always been my fantasy!

Love Brandi peacing out without finishing her meal, who can blame her. There’s only so much a person can keep eating through.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Congrats Vic, you officially have no unfinished business on earth! I mean apart from ensuring the family name carries on, which is kinda the whole point of this, but whatever, I’m not worried at all..

It’s not like Jojo and Wyatt are rapidly approaching middle age! 

-I’m once again ready to pass out so no chance of conceiving, but worry not, I earned 25k! 

HOW ABOUT YOUR PLACE AS HEIR OF THIS FAMILY, ARE YOU EVER GONNA EARN THAT

……………..jfc 

-I have a new suprême ami :DD My choice in company is impeccablé!

Wyatt this feels like the right moment to let you know that I fucking hate you and you are the greatest evil that has ever befallen this family. No shade.

-UMMM bébés are not délivrer by storks?? 

And I kno-o-ow that I let you down, is it too late to say sorry now? ♪ @ Max Flexor.

Currently leading the category of ‘couples in this house likely to procreate’: Komei and Victoria.

Darkness falls.. A time for mystery, a time for intrigue, a time for gnome-related espionage..

..BUT MOSTLY A TIME TO CURSE WYATT’S NAME FOR THE MILLIONTH TIME. WHEN THE FUCK DID THIS HAPPEN CAUSE IT CERTAINLY WASN’T UNDER MY SUPERVISION. It’s painfully clear that Wyatt sensed his lame family aspiration had doomed him to being the one to experience the joys of pregnancy, so bitch waited till I wasn’t looking to go and pull this shit. What can I say except well fucking played, Wyatt.

-So, Wyatt, I don’t think we’ve ever actually interacted except for that time you almost burned both of us to death, but I just want to officially concede the biggest moron award to you. I mean permanently tying your life to that horrible monster by knocking him up, there’s just no competing with that. Congrats! I only pray I won’t be alive to meet your demonic spawn.

UGH don’t listen to him, Wyatt, this is a truly joyous occasion!

Something that Gunther obviously sensed from the other end of the neighborhood and randomly came to visit even though no one invited him.

-Can’t keep me away from a party!

Yea, thank god you didn’t miss this wild celebration. Seriously tf are you doing here?

-I came to see my mom! 

AWWWW

-Also I heard you had kittens! 

AWW- Wait, this new image you’re presenting is.. suspiciously wholesome. Like I want to believe you but it’s very hard to.

-Believe it, baby, I’m a changed man! I’ll even clean your pet house for free! 

-Aaand now I’ll just take this and be on my way.

OMFG GUNTHER!!! You, the gnome defender turned into a common thief???

-You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain babe.

Well I guess you are emotionally attached to this particular gnome so w/e, take it and gtfo.

-Nice thanks, there’s just one more thing I need to get, it’s super quick, let me just dash back inside for a min..

UMMMMM????

UMMMMMMMM GUNTHER DO YOU MAYBE HAVE SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T BELONG TO YOU THERE??

-Nop, I’m good! Later, bozos.

WTF IS HAPPENING

Ok guys Gunther deadass just escalated his criminal behavior from stealing gnomes to stealing living creatures in the span of 20 seconds, I’m legit concerned about him. Sex addiction, bubble addiction and now kleptomania, good luck Brittany! D’vorah reappeared on the end of the lot shortly after he walked off with her-

-while Victoria immediately set off to continue the never ending saga of the fucking gnome. You probably noticed the deathtrap reindeer deco, I never use it because sims can’t be trusted around it, but I’m really hoping for Wyatt to do me a solid and electrocute himself.

SECOND BUMP. Can’t believe this is finally happening, I legit thought that not only Komei and Vic wouldn’t live to see this but that I wouldn’t either.

The twins grew up! They’re adorbs and they look exactly the same apart from a slight difference in fur length which you really have to look for. As fun as pet genetic experiments are, I’m loving these super strong Alegra genes!

It’s Christmas and Wyatt is getting the shit slapped out of him by Daniel, which can only mean one thing.. NYE PARTY TIME

Also invited is Vic’s fav sidepiece, Malcolm, a fixture in all our social events. His presence is obviously extremely triggering for recent adulterer/recently-cheated-on Gunther. As much as I sympathize with what is def a complex position to be in-  

-STEP AWAY FROM OUR CAT GUNTHER. 

The yard portion of the party is going great!

The interior one.. is also going great, at least for me. SUFFER WYATT

All I wanted here was a cute new year’s kiss shot but apparently you can’t aim low enough in this family. DANIEL DO YOU MIND NOT CREEPILY WAITING TO BEAT UP WYATT FOR LIKE 1 MIN. CHRIST

-I’ll never forgive that monster for cheating on Jojo 10 years ago instead of patiently waiting for him to be done banging 2 other dudes. This marriage is a fucking sham and means nothing.

Merry Christmas from Daniel Union, everyone!

Nice, I’ve never experienced this in my own game before cause it looked so thoroughly unappealing in other people’s pics, and I def had a point.

OH FUCK FORGOT ABOUT THIS HELLISH CREATURE. Let’s all move inside slowly and let it tire itself out. If we’re extremely lucky maybe it will get ran over by a car or even better, Victor will come out just in time and eat it. There’s no surviving that stomach.

With one full minute left and the score inexplicably being a roof raiser..

..IT’S A NEW YEAR’S BABY PPL!!

-I cannot BELIEVE I’m the one doing this.

Yea I cannot believe it either, it’s extremely out of character. Where the fuck is your useless trickster husband??

OF COURSE. Got himself out of doing this and the rest is new phone who dis. You know what, w/e, I’m not letting you ruin my mood because FINALLY-

-WE HAVE A GIRL. Great job Jojo, and only Jojo. Wyatt you get no credit whatsoever, not that you give a shit as we’re going to be discovering in excruciating detail very soon. ANYWAY

Continuing the ‘whatever comes to mind first’ naming theme and in honor of Wyatt’s probably Arabic heritage (maiden name Monif!), I name our first born Shajar, after Shajar al-Durr, irl sultana of Egypt and awesome character to play in Crusader Kings. Welcome to the family, Shajar! My sincere condolences. 

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Favorite Blerena Coda Moment: 1x03 - Poison Ivy 

“Dear Serena: My world is falling apart, and you’re the only one who would understand. My father left my mother for a 31-year-old model. A male model. I feel like screaming because I don’t have anyone to talk to. You’re gone, my dad’s gone, Nate’s acting weird… Where are you? Why don’t you call? Why did you leave without saying goodbye? You’re supposed to be my best friend. I miss you so much. Love, Blair.”

Can we please talk about this gif of this particular part of this scene please?

For starters, these few seconds are a testament to Garrett’s acting abilities, but that’s another tangent for another time and another account.

But let’s break down the emotion in Sam’s face.

  • Uncertainty
  • Fear
  • Disbelief
  • Just a hint of shock

Now prior to this moment, we see Sam begin to fight back tears as he shows some kind of elation or joy at first seeing Kevin. Kevin, his father who he hasn’t seen since he was seven years old. A father that he, after so long of trying to believe had been taken from him, had grown bitter and angry enough to believe had abandoned him. Yet there he stood. Though Kevin didn’t look the same, he was old, and no longer the towering figure he remembers as a young child. Though it is clear that a part of him is overwhelmed with joy to see his father.

However, despite being his father, Kevin is no longer a man Sam knows. And Sam is a grown man that Kevin doesn’t know. So naturally neither knows what to say to the other.

Though we see an interesting reaction as his father reaches for him.

Sam flinches away.

And the look on his face as his father reaches for him is sort of the look of “Oh god what if he touches me and this all fades away and it was all just a dream?” Cause I am fairly sure there is still a part of Sam that isn’t convinced that any of this is real.

So he fears that initial contact because having such a vivid dream, something so real only to wake up and find that it was all just that… it would probably kill Sam. It’s the kind of thing that he’d wake from and cry or scream or both. Cause no matter how bitter or angry he seems or how much he tries to act like he doesn’t care anymore or has given up on trying to find out the truth behind his father’s disappearance, deep down Sam still loves his father and misses him. I say this cause his mother, Joran, dies when Sam is very young (as we learn in the comics). So Sam probably only barely remembers Jordan, meaning that it was legitimately just him and Kevin. His father was all he had, and Kevin wasn’t a bad father and he loved his son more than anything in the world.

This scene right here and the following truly are a testament to just how deeply his father’s disappearance affected him for two decades. That is a long fucking time.

And this scene breaks my heart every time I see it, no matter how many times I watch this movie.

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I’d been listening to “I’m Still Here” by The Goo Goo Dolls which of course made me think of this scene from Treasure Planet. The look on Jim’s face breaks my heart every time. This is my first screencap redraw and I really enjoyed it!

Heres a more detailed look at Jim if you don’t want all that extra background: 

Kat’s AU steve/bucky rec list:


I’ll Raise You Like A Pheonix by colonel_bastard

When you’re two punk kids in love, sometimes it feels like the whole world is trying to tear you apart. Steve and Bucky aren’t giving up without a fight.

Words: 17383
Chapters: 1/1
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Homophobia, Self-Harm

HOLY COWS this was awesome! Really interesting spin on the boys’ cannon storyline within an 80’s punk!AU. Amazingly written - put a nice loud playlist on in the background and it’s even better. (Warnings added are mine, not the authors)

Snake Eyes by boopboop

There’s a lot of expectation attached to Steve Rogers’ name. It’s taken him years to prove his own worth - that he’s made it so far in the USNA on his own merit and not just because of his father. He’s close though - there are only a few more months until he graduates and gets to stand on his own two feet. It’s taken a lot of effort to get there, and a lot of sacrifices.
Bucky’s beyond the point of expectation. When your father and grandfather have both been President - and your mother nurses political ambitions of her own - brilliance is a foregone conclusion. He’s just counting down the final months of his confinement to the glass cage of the White House and he’s determined to put that whole world behind him.
But as the days standing between them and their dreams dwindle, Steve comes to realize he might have made one sacrifice too many, and Bucky learns that his freedom comes at a cost he’s never going to be able to pay.

Words: 98046
Chapters: 12/?
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Substance Abuse, Dubious Consent

This isn’t just any old Political AU, this is the Political AU to end all other AUs. Even if you stay away from WIP normally, seriously, this one is worth it. Rumlow’s a bitch, Clint’s a goddamn saint, Bucky’s breaking my heart, and, ugh, I seriously need to give Steve a hug. One of the most beautifully written things in the history of ever if you only read one thing, read this.

Welcome to the Jungle by neversaydie

“What do you think about guy-guy scenes?”

He was too self-conscious to act, modelling didn’t pay enough, and time out of school for the medical trial that fixed his body had left him barely scraping a pass on his GED. He shared an apartment with a burlesque dancer, and she’d talked him into it over a weekend and way too much tequila.

Three pictures and one embarrassingly short amateur jerk-off video later, and here he is.

“Gay scenes?”

His mom can never find out about this.

Words: 44656
Chapters: 22/22
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Self Harm, PTSD, Dubious Consent, Substance Abuse, Abuse

This is actually the start of a series and trust me, once you start, you’re hooked until the end. Porn Industry AU which had so so so much more depth than I expected it to - damn heartbreaking and also gorgeous (and just a bit hot too…).  

That Reflection Man by SkyisGray

Steve is the son of a Governor and the grandson of a Vice President. At 18, he meets Bucky. At 24, he marries someone else. At 25, he’s elected to the House of Representatives, and Bucky overdoses. But their story is really just getting started.

Words: 30087
Chapters: 7/7
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Substance Abuse

It’s another Political AU (I have a thing, don’t judge me) only this time Steve’s the one in office and it starts off as a collage AU and progresses from there. Damn, it’s another sad one, I’d apologise but I just re-read the ending and remembered why I loved it so much…

Critical Feline Mass by Kryptaria & rayvanfox

Adjusting to civilian life is hard for any military veteran — especially for one ex-sniper with a cybernetic arm, a classic Harley, and friends who keep trying to ‘help.’ When Sam Wilson at the VA sends Sergeant Barnes to rent a room from the hottest guy in the DC area, Bucky thinks maybe civilian life is worth it after all. And then he finds out Captain Rogers is everything Bucky’s not: a real hero, a Medal of Honor recipient, and an all-around nice guy. Bucky doesn’t have a chance in hell with him.
Sam was a huge help to Steve Rogers when he left the military. In the spirit of ‘pay it forward,’ Steve decides to rent out his basement room to a vet in need. But when Sergeant Barnes shows up on his doorstep, he knows he’s in for a world of trouble. Barnes is exactly what Steve never knew he wanted, from his bedroom eyes to his wicked innuendos. And he’s Steve’s tenant.
A love story in twelve chapters, including two Harley-Davidsons, a guardian angel, multiple snipers, the only woman who can scare them into behaving themselves, spontaneous kittens, and one attacking sheep.

Words: 39536
Chapters: 12/12
Rating: Teen & Up
Warnings: PTSD

So the summary pretty much covers it, but oh my word this was adorable and very, very, funny in places with a fantastic substance and depth to the storyline. Really great - a Sunday evening kind of story.

If You Can’t Stand the Heat (Stay Out of the Kitchen) by TheMeaningofHaste

When Captain Steve Rogers left the Army he fell in to a life of cooking. He never expected it to lead him to become a personal chef for the Barnes family, one of the most influential families in Washington D.C.
He certainly never expected to fall for their playboy son

Words: 56669
Chapters: 20/20
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Self Harm, Referenced Rape/Non-Con

Both shatteringly tragic and heat-meltingly cute this story has it all really. Bucky is my darling, Steve is adorable and Peggy is a queen.

To Be Vulnerable Is Needed Most Of All by perfect_plan

Steve is a shy comic book artist and meets his new neighbour, Bucky Barnes.
In which there are awkward longings, meddling best friends, comic conventions, heartache, lemons, video games, dorkiness, dancing and two cute boys.

Words: 118357
Chapters: 10/10
Rating: Mature
Warnings: PTSD, Panic Attacks

Hilarious, toe curlingly sweet and overall very very good - this one definitely deserves a read, although set aside a chunk of time because once you open it you can’t leave until you’re done. Also Nat and Clint are both queens this time.

Sex, Drugs & Needles by OhCaptainMyCaptain

Bucky’s a bit of a masochist in that sense – needles and the buzz of a tattoo gun have always turned him on…
It’s even worse that this client is what they call a ‘needle virgin’. Doesn’t appear to have a piercing anywhere on him (although Bucky could still be surprised; you never know what people have hiding under their clothes), and he’s already made it clear that he has no prior ink. Bucky’s always found something inherently sexy about being the first person to introduce another to that experience. Not all people like it; some can only handle the one tattoo and then they’re done for good, never seen again.
Others have the tendency to come back, and Bucky always feels a small sense of pride when he watches those select clients getting more and more added to their bodies – now in love with the art form. And if they happen to be getting tattooed by Clint, or Natasha, or Logan, there’s always that feeling of, But my art went on you first.
He has absolutely no problem popping this guy’s needle cherry.

Words: 38645
Chapters: 1/1
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Mild Drug Use

Tattoo Shop AU. This is part of her Porn-Prompt series (so it’s pretty heavy on the explicit if that’s not your thing) but there is so so much more than just that in this story. Gorgeous, believable plot that you’ll be thinking about for weeks. Oh, and once again Clint and Nat are fab.