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1) I used a birthday Amazon gift card to help buy myself the Fitbit I mentioned in a recent post. I’ve been wearing it for almost a week, and honestly, I don’t know how I did without it for so long. I’m step-counting and food journaling and water cataloging and heart rate checking with obsession.

2) I’ve been using lavender oil in my diffuser – another birthday gift – to help me relax at bedtime and it’s awesome. It is taking me way less time to fall asleep after the lights go out. Highly recommend.

3) I’m seriously considering investing in a treadmill desk. I work from home 2 days a week, so it should be tax deductible, and it would also be a good thing to use while I watch TV. I’d probably have to do it in pieces – cause expensive – but if I spend hard-earned money on it, I WILL actually use it.

4) I’m also seriously considering buying a Prius, partly because of the commute.

5) Why does plastic surgery come up so often in mom conversations after a few glasses of wine? Or is that just the DC area?

6) I get to work from home for most of this week – Whoooooot!

7) Almost all of these bullet points are about decadence and/or material possessions. I’m being a good little capitalist this week, I guess.

New study finds that moving out of segregated neighborhoods lowers black people’s blood pressure

What if I told you that getting away from things like over-policing & police brutality, constant stop-and-frisks, concentrated poverty, bank redlining & blockbusting, food deserts, limited public transportation, environmental racism, higher unemployment rates, and all the stress those things bring, what if I told you getting away from all of that is going to lower anybody’s blood pressure? Getting away from the structural racism that specifically targets black neighborhoods is good for your health. Who knew? I mean, besides black people

Conversely, if you removed all of those things from black neighborhoods—and yes, that’s entirely possible to do—then black people’s blood pressure would also drop. I’m not knocking desegregation, because that has repeatedly been demonstrated to be the greatest equalizer of all (that NIMBY America still doesn’t fully embrace) but, yeah, black people can leave the hood to escape racism, or society and racist institutions could stop targeting black neighborhoods. That could work both ways

Funny how something as simple as equal opportunity and equal treatment can lower blood pressure, huh?

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The Baby Sitter 

for @pottedplantson

@tyrantofthefirmament someone has to water your kid when your off cavorting with @shockb00b  

;) 

what i want in a sinnoh remake: a very long list of unreasonable demands

- diamond and pearl opening- bring back being attacked by starly. c’mon. that as a fully animated cutscene would be a lot more impactful than platinum’s opening

- and while we’re at lake verity, throw in a mesprit sighting. links the player into the overarching plot much earlier on; when did we first hear about the lake spirits in the originals? celestic town? i cant remember it’s been too long

- speaking of surfing, for the love of Arceus please make surfing faster and reduce the encounter rate for water (and caves while we’re at it- mt. coronet without repels is more of a hell than the distortion world could ever hope to be)

- bidoof is every ride pokemon. need to fly somewhere? tie it to a drifblim. surf? tape it to a floatzel. fight me.

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Part Four: Writing Travel With Non-Humans

If a list were made of the top mistakes made by–particularly fantasy–writers, surely travel, travel times, distances, and the needs of animals during that travel would be right up there. Consider for a moment that Frodo and Sam’s journey took approximately 6 months to get from the Shire to Mount Doom. But Pear, you say, it’s not like they were walking that whole time! They stayed in Rivendell for two months after he agrees to take the ring! And of course, you’d be right, but consider that they are two days in Moria, and it takes the group 7 days to get from Bree to Weathertop, a time frame which was just travel, for the most part. Take a look at it on a map:

And now consider the entirety of the world map:

Taking into consideration breaks for eating and sleeping, difficult terrain, horses, boats, and walking, Tolkien did a fairly good job of making sure the travel times for his world were accurate or at least plausible.

Now consider that 30 miles is the maximum a human can walk in a day without stops and without considering gear, and it’s more accurate to guesstimate ~10-15 miles. It’s ~40 miles from Washington DC to Baltimore, Maryland and can be driven in ~1 hour. Now consider that roads and highways have turned difficult terrain into easily navigable areas, and that cars have drastically lengthened how far and how long we can travel. A team of horses pulling a carriage can expect approximately 50 miles over an 8-12 hour day. A horse will tire from a gallop after approximately 3 miles, but could trot 15 miles without too much strain as long as a few breaks to walk were interspersed. It’s been recorded that on one particular journey, a horse averaged 31 miles per day, though 20 is a more reasonable. (I haven’t put anything regarding companions with wings due to severe variability. Migrating Alpine swifts have been known to fly 200 days straight while other birds don’t even really glide very well. If your companion has wings, do very thorough research into wing bones and strength and do your best.) My point is: We don’t go as far as we think we do, and neither do our creature companions unless we care for them properly.

Long story short, distance matters.

When you’re trying to decide how long it takes to get from one place to another in your story, or attempting to figure out how long it would take an advancing army to reach their destination, consider that our modern view of maps and distances has become severely warped. “It’s not that far,” and “They could make it there in a couple of hours,” and “They’ll be here tomorrow,” are common assumptions for writers, but they might not take into consideration that our characters, creature or otherwise, cannot travel all day without pause, even on roads.

Terrain

Remember to take terrain into consideration. Your creatures accompanying your characters have different physiology than your humanoid characters, so how fast can they travel? Do they have the body strength to be able to carry someone, specifically the spinal strength? Remember that the more people you add to the back of a creature, the slower the creature will travel, even horses. Additionally, consider what their feet are made from. A horse’s hooves are a dense material that takes long usage fairly well (rocks and terrain difficulties aside) which is part of why they (and other hoofed creatures) make good pack animals and “vehicles,” alongside other factors. We don’t go around riding creatures with paws because paws rub raw faster when burdened with weight and asked to go long distances. Creatures traveling on their own legs will travel differently over different terrain. Remember when I mentioned earlier in the series that you should be thinking about where your creature companions originate from? Their physiology will be tailored to travel best over that kind of terrain. If they’re from meadows, rocky mountains will slow them down. Obviously, travel speeds will change depending on the terrain, and the endurance of your creatures will, too. Horses will become lame if rocks or other materials become lodged in their hooves (think about having a rock in your shoe!). Consider how terrain could impact your creature companion in similar ways depending on the construction of their feet.

Food & Water

The most common trope for feeding our humanoid characters on their journey is that they have rations in their packs: dried fruit, tough bread, hunks of cheese, dried meat jerky, etc. What’s often forgotten about is sufficient and appropriate food and water for creature companions. Water retention and metabolism rates vary widely across creatures. You can’t assume that they’ll function like your humanoids do.

When you were planning your creature companion and where they came from, I asked you to consider what kind of eaters they are (herbivore, carnivore, omnivore) to get a good basic idea of what your companions eat. They’re likely not going to be carrying around their food like your humanoids might, so you need to plan for your characters to either be hunting for the creature or to allow the creature to go off and hunt. But don’t just say, “They went off to hunt, returning three hours later with a bloody maw.” You need to know if the area they paused in has the types of foods your creature eats available. Know the environments they’re traveling in; know what’s around and what’s not. It’s okay for your creatures to go without a meal now and then, but it’s not going to make them happy or pleasant to be around the longer they miss out on food. Be aware of how their personality, their travel speed, their fighting capability, and their focus will be impacted when they are forced to go without food.

For emergency water supplies, it’s recommended to carry 1 gallon of water per person per day while cats and dogs generally need 1 gallon each per 3 days. These measures are not taking travel into account, which would raise the predicted amounts. We almost never think about having that much water hanging around our characters for their trek across wherever, but giving our creatures the breaks they will need and the water they’ll need often gets entirely forgotten. Take breaks. All-day travel is hard, hard work on anyone, car or not. Make sure your characters are traveling between places with potable water, whether that’s sources like rivers or cities with wells.

Stress, Sleep, and Special Care

Travel isn’t a walk in the park. It’s a long, grueling journey, filled with difficult decisions and dangerous encounters. There’s socializing and surviving, and it’s not as simple as going out to do the thing. Stress is going to come into play more and more the longer your characters and creatures travel. Think about how this increase in stress will effect your creature companions. Do they know what’s going on? What’s their perspective on the trip? Have they perceived themselves in danger yet? How will they react when they do? How do they deal with being forced to spend a prolonged amount of time in close quarters with others? Is that normal and welcome to them, or is it strange and not preferred? Will they seek out their own space or stick close to the others?

Remember that sleep is not going to be ideal. It may be few and far between, after long days of intense activity, interrupted by attacks, unfulfilling because of discomfort or anxiety, or any number of other things. You still need to consider how your creature would normally try to sleep, and then think about how they could if they needed to, because, trust me, they’re going to need to. Similar questions to those above should be considered including how your creature will handle going some sleepless nights. How will its mood and ability to handle changes in plan be impacted by lack of sleep? How about appetite and willingness to perform? All the problems we encounter with sleep, sleeplessness, interrupted sleep, and less-than-preferred amounts of sleep will need to be considered for your creatures, as much as for your humanoids.

Some creatures will need tending to when travel ceases, whether for a break or at the end of a day. They may need special attention like horses having their tack removed and a nice rub down, or creatures that traveled in a backpack or on a shoulder may need to wander a bit and stretch the legs. Please, please, pay attention to these things. There’s nothing worse than reading poor animal care from a farm boy going on their first big adventure. Casual mentions of the care and attention are sufficient, but completely ignoring this facet leaves out a big part of what travel is with a creature companion. If your creature is a mythical beast, break it down to its root characteristics to determine how they may need to be bedded down for the night. Are your dragons more lizard-like and likely to seek out warm places for the evening, perhaps burrowing for a nest in the ground? Are your hippogryphs able to find enough materials to nest in or do they take more to the horse side of things and sleep standing? Break things down and determine appropriate care for your creatures, then make sure your humanoids are performing those actions they need to ensure comfort for their companions.

Look. Just don’t forget you’ve got another character who has different needs. Don’t pass them off, don’t forget about them, don’t gloss over them. If you’re going to have a creature companion, you need to make sure you’re treating them like any other character and paying attention to their wants and needs the way you do for humanoids. Make sure you’re not asking them to go too far, too fast, without appropriate access to food and water. Take care of your creatures!

Next up: Contributing abilities!

Wlw Books: (amazon links on titles)

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour, Rate: 4.6/5

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan, Rate: 3.9/5

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, Rate: 4.4/5

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden, Rate: 4.6/5

Ash by Malinda Lo, Rate: 3.9/5

Far From You by Tess Sharpe , Rate: 4.4/5

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst, Rate: 4.4/5

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie , Rate:4.6/5

Huntress by Malinda Lo, Rate: 4.2/5

The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer , Rate: 4.8/5

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth , Rate: 4.5/5

Carol by Patricia Highsmith, Rate: 4.4/5

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown, Rate: 4.7/5

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley, Rate: 3.8/5

Adaptation by Malinda Lo, Rate: 3.8/5

Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters, Rate: 4.4/5

The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer, Rate: 4.7/5

Lost In You by Jade Winters, Rate: 5/5

What Matters Most by Georgia Beers, Rate: 4.3/5

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I Love Lucy has been called the most popular television show of all time. Such national devotion to one show can never happen again; there are too many shows on many more channels now. But in 1951-1952, our show changed the Monday-night habits of America. Between nine and nine-thirty, taxis disappeared from the streets of New York. Marshall Fields department store in Chicago hung up a sign: ‘We Love Lucy too, so from now on we will be open Thursday nights instead of Monday.’ Telephone calls across the nation dropped sharply during that half hour, as well as the water flush rate, as whole families sat glued to their seats.”

Sixty-Five Years of I Love Lucy // October 15, 1951

Less is More Bangtan ABO Trilogy

Author: Untested_Waters

ABO Au

Rated: M

Part One:  Helpless (YoonMin)

Part Two:  Hapless (YoonMin, NamJin, slight Vhope)

Part Three:  Harmless (YoonMin, Vhope, JungHope, TaeKook, VHopeKook, NamJin)

Comments: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this trilogy.  I Love all of the stories, but i must confess Part one and Part three are my FAVORITES.  The dynamics between Yoongi and Jimin is complicated, until it’s not.  NamJin  are so establish.  Vhope are wonderful in there roles in the group.  And Jungkook is a little shit, that has to learn.  An outstanding read you guys should definitely check out.

P.S. All stories are labeled with their ships, but I would recommended you check all the stories out.

Leatherworking Lecture: Casing

Hey, wow, I just hit 500 followers, thought I’d say thanks to everyone out there who’s stalking me and do something to celebrate. So here, guys, have something nice – have, uhh… *digs through closet* …a tutorial on how to prepare leather for tooling & shaping! :D

Greetings! Today I shall deliver an excessively long lecture on casing, aka, getting leather properly wet in order to carve it, tool it, and mold it. (You will be astounded how many words I have to say on the subject of “get it wet.”) This is not the most glamorous part of leatherworking, but it is an important one – properly cased leather will give you better results on your finished product, and also make it easier and more fun. Working with good, properly-cased leather is a genuine joy – working with cheap or badly-cased leather is an exercise in frustration.

I haven’t really found anywhere else that puts all this information in one place. Other people have talked extensively about tooling, because that’s the fun part, but I’ve never found a comprehensive guide to casing. When newbies get on leatherworking forums, etc, and ask for advice on casing, the old-timers tend to say things like “You’ll learn to tell when it’s properly cased” or “You’ll get a feel for it” – which is true, but not all that helpful when you’re first starting out.

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Sherlock Valentine’s Day Challenge Day #6

Prompt #6: “I love you.”

A/N: Make sure you read Prompt #5 First! This is a continuation! 

“Try the door again!” you yell, your voice echoing off of the metal walls that surround you.

“It’s no use,” Sherlock replies, grimly, his voice straining to be heard over the sound of the rushing water in. Terror fills your chest and you spin in circles, scanning the room again, searching for something you’ve missed. There is nothing, no windows, no air vents, just a large pipe in the ceiling with water pouring out.

“Where are we?” you ask, wading through the already waist deep water towards the detective.

“An old rooftop water tank,” Sherlock answers. “South side of the city, if my deductions are correct.” You want to ask how he managed to figure that out during your blindfolded trip here in the back of a van, but decide to skip that for now.

“We are going to die. We are going to drown,” you say, subcomming to your panic.

“Listen, Y/N,” Sherlock said sternly. “These tanks hold about 10,000 gallons of water and at the rate that water is pouring in, I say we have about 30 minutes. We will figure something out.”

“Do you think John will get the clues? I mean, do you think he can solve it without us?” you ask.

“He will,” Sherlock nodded, extending his hand to you. “He will find us.” You take his hand and he squeezes it reassuringly.

“If he doesn’t though…” you start.

“Don’t Y/N,” Sherlock warns.

“No, please, I have to. I have to say it before it’s too late,” You are shivering now, and you can’t tell if it’s from nerves or from the cool water that keeps rising higher and higher. “I love you, Sherlock. I have been in love with you for months. I tried to fight it but I can’t–” And you are cut off as the perfect lips you’ve dreamed about crash against yours with bruising force. His hands are in your hair, his long fingers cupping the back of your head, keeping your mouth pressed to his. When he finally pulls away, you are panting.

“It’s been the same for me,” he confesses. “But I need you to hear me. We will get out of here.” It’s all too much and you begin to sob. “Y/N, please,” he says, cupping your face in his hands. “John will find us, everything will be ok. We can be together, we can finally be together. We won’t have to fight this anymore.” Sherlock kisses you again and you cling to him. The water is up to your chest now and you are having a hard time standing.

“I’d like that,” you say, managing a smile. “I am sorry I waited so long.”

“It doesn’t matter,” he insists. “We have the rest of our lives.”

“Which could be a half hour,” you joke, trying to make light of your situation.

“We need to stop worrying about that,” Sherlock smiles at you, “And start worrying about how we are going to break the news to John that I am in love with his baby sister.”

“You might be better off dying in here,” you tease, feeling a fresh round of tears coming on, despite your attempts at brevity. “John is never going to forgive himself, if he can’t solve this in time and loses us both.”

“Shh,” Sherlock hushes you. You realize he is now treading water, too. You look up and realize the top of the water storage tank is a lot closer than it was before. You have minutes left. Your legs are cramping and tired already and you wonder what drowning feels like.

Suddenly, there is a horrible noise, metal grinding on metal and with a groan the door to the water tank opens and you are being sucked towards it at great speed. You are pulled under and water fills your mouth and nose you reach out with your hands, searching for Sherlock. You feel his hand grab your wrist and you kick with both legs.

Suddenly, you are lying face down on wet cement as hundreds of gallons of water rush around you. You cough and sputter and force yourself up. John, Lestrade and several other officers are rushing towards you. Above you, a helicopter circles the rooftop, it’s spot light illuminating the tank that was almost your coffin. EMTs appear with heavy blankets and you gladly allow them to wrap you up. John is at your side and they usher you to a dry part of the rooftop. John is hugging you tightly, not caring that you are getting him all wet.

“You saved us,” you keep repeating over and over. Eventually, the EMTs get him to release you so that they can inspect you. You glance over and see Sherlock speaking to Lestrade, wrapped in his own shock blanket. When he finishes, he turns and heads towards you. Your eyes lock as he nears and you forget everything else. He comes to stand in front of you and neither of you speak at first. John watches the whole exchange with a perplexed look and he finally clears his throat uncomfortably.

“John,” Sherlock says, turning to his friend. “I am in love with you sister.”

“Excuse me?” John says, his eyes widening in surprise

“It took nearly dying for us to admit it,” you add.

“You didn’t ‘nearly die’,” John huffed. “I got here in plenty of time.”

“Regardless,” Sherlock said, continuing on. “We are going to be together. I hope that this isn’t too difficult for you.” And with that, he wrapped his arms around you, pulling you close and kissed you. You weave your fingers into his damp curls and you were only vaguely aware that John was busy trying to get Lestrade to lock Sherlock back inside the water tank.

anonymous asked:

what are taekook enemies to lovers fics you know of

I don’t know of a lot but here’s those i do know of:

Breaking a Soul Bond by Dangerouslove [rated E, 17k]

Take It With A Swallow by seikou [rated E, 60k]

Admirer by MysticMusicBox [rated T, 5.7k]

there’s no need to play pretend by taetrash [rated T, 3.3k]

keep the water warm by sassyneki [rated E, 59k]

your smile could rival the sunrise by cypherkooks [rated E, 27k]

Here you go! Hope you enjoy!!

-Admin Nana

Ereri Omegaverse Fic Rec List

So I decided to make a new ereri fic rec list after quite some time. And as it turns out, all the fics on this list are omegaverse fics (or contain some variation of the trope). If you like omegaverse fics, I hope you find something here that you enjoy. :)

Title: “Baby, I’m howling for you.”

Author: WishingSebastianStanwasmyman

Rating: Mature

Summary: Levi Ackerman is a Werewolf and an Omega who lives a rather quiet life in his cottage in the woods. Sure, his Witch neighbor Hange can get irritating and Erwin, the worst Ghost in existence as he is completely incapable of scaring anyone, can grate on his nerves. Especially when the Ghost is insistent on haunting his home.

This was nothing compared to how overwhelmed Levi feels when he finally meets his soulmate- an Alpha and Vampire named Eren Yeager.

(Alternatively titled “the cinnamon roll!AU”)

Title: Red Heat

Author: sciencefictioness

Rating: Explicit

Summary: Eren is one of the few Alphas who go into rut without the presence of an Omega in heat nearby, and after suppressing it for nearly two years, the drugs are no longer working. As a last resort he heads to an Omega refuge, hoping to find a suitable, but temporary, mate. When he finds one lost in a fatal ‘red heat’, he’ll do whatever it takes to ease his suffering.

When Levi’s fist sounded out against the wood, the Alpha did not open it right away. Leaned into it, pressing his forehead against the smooth surface. Felt the pull of the Omega on the other side, just as he had that first day in the shelter. A whole new kind of gravity that tugged him not down to the earth but straight towards Levi. The laws of the universe shifting to bring them closer together, and Eren could not resist their inevitability.

Title: An Exercise in Self-Restraint

Author: kirakiracats

Rating: Explicit

Summary: Levi moves away from the only town he’s ever known, off to university and away from his two friends, Isabel and Farlan. Having roommates is a new experience, one that he thinks will be totally unpleasant, but when the last person to turn up is a gorgeous male omega, his perspective changes.

Unfortunately for him, it’s bad practice to fuck your flatmate. Levi has a tough year ahead.

Title: A Matter of Perspective 

Author: KuroKitty (HaleYes) 

Rating: Explicit

Summary: Eren hates being an omega and is determined to defy his orientation and join the Survey Corps. When a Colossal Titan mysteriously appears and breaks down the outer wall of his district, he and his friends are forced to retreat to one of the inner walls where practices are very different from what he’d grown accustomed to. They are shocked and terrified at the treatment they receive from the military personnel once they arrive on the other side of Wall Rose. With every bit of his humanity and dignity stripped away, Eren’s world is turned upside down. Can Eren still be the hero he always wished to be while trying to deal with the changes occurring within himself?

Note: The “scary” tags for this fic are meant as trigger warnings. I tried to set them up so they can be filtered out. Levi doesn’t abuse or exploit Eren. This fic does not “romanticize abuse” at all. Those tags relate to other character interactions, but not the two of them with each other. Non-con/abuse/etc. are not glorified in this fic at all. They are written as the heartbreaking, awful things that they are. This is also a story with a heavy focus on character growth. Levi and Eren both become better partners to each other as the fic goes on. 

Title: Late Bloomer 

Author: shotgunsinlace 

Rating: Explicit

Summary: For the first time in his life, Levi is at a complete loss on what to do in a situation he can’t control. Luckily, Eren knows a thing or two because he, unlike his Captain, paid attention during Sex Ed.

Title: Dark Waters 

Author: Corporal_Levi_cleans_my_house 

Rating: Mature

Summary: Eren, a young mermaid, meets his dark and intriguing mate, Levi, for the first time by the edge of a large lake in the middle of the wetland forests. Hanji and her team of biologists hide nearby to document the elusive merfolk and their interactions.

Or that one merfolk au where Levi (merman/male/dominant) and Eren (mermaid/arguably still male but in the submissive role here) are a pair of mates living in the wild, meeting for the first time by the lake that Levi inhabits.

Title: The Crownless King 

Author: WishingSebastianStanwasmyman 

Rating: Explicit

Summary: In the south lies a werewolf kingdom existing within an ancient forest of giant trees, the golden city of the nobles and royalty lying between the edges of the forest and where the endless sea of sand begins. While to north lies the vampire kingdom, dwelling under the shadow of the mountains and by the shores of the sea. Both kingdoms have been at war since their ancestors first sailed over from the west. Now, thousands of years later- there has been an uneasy peace spanning three centuries.

For Levi, it has always been simple. Even though he does not want to, he will ascend the Obsidian Throne. Not for his own sake, but to bring peace to his people, to end the civil war in his kingdom, and preserve the precarious truce they share with the golden kingdom in the south.

However, fate has other plans for him. 

Title: Butterflies Fly Away 

Author: KuroKitty (HaleYes) 

Rating: Explicit

Summary: Levi is less than thrilled when he finds out his uncle has decided they’re moving in with his girlfriend and her nephew. He’s never met the kid, but based on the fact that Eren is a cheerleader over at the omega High School, he’s pretty sure that living with him is going to be painful - with the younger teen being a manifestation of everything he finds obnoxious in the world.

However, there’s a lot more to the beautiful omega than glitter and pom poms. Enough to leave Levi’s head spinning and wondering just what he’s going to do with the boy he can’t get his mind off of living under the same roof.

Title: Come Home To Me 

Author: Corporal_Levi_cleans_my_house 

Rating: Explicit

Summary: Levi’s heat is starting and he’s waiting for his Alpha to come home from work to take care of him.
(bottom!Levi weekend submission - prompts: power, affection, restraint)

Title: When The Wolfsbane Blooms 

Author: WishingSebastianStanwasmyman 

Rating: Explicit

Summary: It all started on a dark night; when the wolfsbane bloomed and the full autumn moon shone bright in the sky. Upon this night, Eren Jaeger met a werewolf by the name of Levi Ackerman. And Eren soon found himself spiraling deep into the secret world of the wolves, that so few were privileged to see. It is one filled with beauty and strength, but it’s not without cost.

And the cost may very well be Eren’s life.

Levi said a few more words in a sort of harsh yet somehow soft tongue, gray eyes appearing to glow silver beneath the light of the moon as he continued to whisper and chant to complete their blood oath.

It took Eren a few moments to realize that Levi’s eyes truly were glowing.                                

doctor-punkenstein  asked:

Yesterday I somehow broke my rule about not reading fanfictions and I read one of the whouffaldi fanfics you recommended... and realized I need more :) Could you please list your absolute favorites? thanks :D

Goddammit my tiny computer keeps closing Chrome because it doesn’t have enough memory. And then I have to repeat typing the entire list. Anyway, this ask was from ages ago, more than a year, but I need to answer some asks. I don’t get many, and not answering them might be why.

So these are some fic recs I can think of off of the top of my head!

(Complete unless marked otherwise. :)

Twelve/Clara

Everest (ff.n) by @clearsightedeyes. A corporate AU. Two pretty fucked up main characters ride a downward emotional rollercoaster, comforting each other on the way down. Features emotionally heavy scenes, and a villain who I picture as a less classy Moriarty (probably not how he’s supposed to look). TW: murder/death, drugs, rape, suicide, but there’s nothing too graphic. (i.e. there isn’t graphic descriptions of these things, but it’s mentioned because it’s a part of a character.) Really well-planned and detailed plot, complex characters and god it’s great. There’s this, if you’ve read it and were looking for more Everest.

Untouchable (ff.n or ao3) by D Veleniet (where do I find you??? Where else can you be found??). Mostly canon, but an AU in some ways. Clara deals with Twelve’s aloofness after his regeneration, but it’s a sequel to this fic (ao3/ff.n). Explores the difference between love and lust, I guess. And there’s Twelve all Trying To Just Be Friends with Clara in there too.

Love Isn’t Complicated (ff.n) by @peterbaeafcapaldi. Set right after Last Christmas, and basically parents!whouffaldi, with other plot bits. It was just finished 22 hours ago! Has smut in the first chapter.

Banged Up (ff.n) by @clearsightedeyes. Prison AU. Ft. mysterious human!12 put in solitary for a long time with a mysterious backstory and military Clara who isn’t as used to (this shitty, underfunded, but sadly and probably realistic) prison as 12 is. Incomplete, but read it anyway.

Scent (ff.n) by SerpentineJ. Canon Twelve/Clara, gets more and more non-canon. The Doctor has a very acute sense of smell. Fluff.

What Lies Beneath (ff.n or ao3) by D Veleniet, which is a sequel to this fic (ao3/ff.n), which is set in series 8 canon between ItFotN and Dark Water. It’s rated T … then M halfway through … for reasons. There’s control, and power dynamics. Clara challenges the Doctor to a game of Never Have I Ever with wine, and it gets emotionally charged.

Bedtime Stories (ao3) by @dingdongsnogbox. One-shot. (For now ;D please write more of this :/ pls) The Doctor finds erotic fiction under Clara’s pillow. Probably not canon, but nice to write about. (write more!)

Tiny Twelve™ (ao3) by @resting-meme-face​. Obviously an AU.. but the Time Lords aren’t Time Lords they’re Star Wars figure-sized toys who sort of have their own TV show, but are sentient and also marketed as toys which is kind of messed up (and nobody realises) but yeah Clara’s Tiny Twelve (and other Tinys) are working to fix that. Please read this if you are having a bad day, or a good day.

postscript (ao3) by jontinf. Canon-ish fluff, oneshot. Squeeing. Etc. Too pure (and short) to spoil anything.

There’s a fic called The Devil Dances by @lucelafonde, a rockstar!12 AU, Clara’s his manager, but it’s been deleted from ao3. I have it downloaded as an .epub, but I’m not sure if I’m allowed to publish it? Can anyone advise? The blog is password protected, so I can’t ask.

Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens

Stage Lights Are Blaring (ao3) by @subcorax. Late Night AU!!!!! Alex is himself, but in the modern era (and gets a kitten). John just got a late night gig and becomes known as ‘the late night host who talks about how attractive Alexander Hamilton is’ a lot. It starts off as a joke. FLUFF OMG. Incomplete.

Sherlock/John (BBC)

Performance In A Leading Role (ff.n) by MadLori. AU in which Sherlock and John are actors, and actually unlike Benedict and Martin, I think. Decently fluffy.

Harry Potter

These are part of a series by @clearsightedeyes (ao3 series link here), and there could be more coming. 

Put Your Guns Away, It’s Tea Time Scorbus and Hinny. Albus takes Scorpius on their family camping trip.

Put Your Curse In Reverse Sequel to Put Your Guns Away, it’s Tea Time. Set in Hogwarts.

Here are some Symmetra headcanons no one asked for because I love her and this has been sitting in my notepad for a while now:

- really likes watching beauty guru tutorials
- likes any shade of blue
- really good at giving massages
- gave her favorite movie a 7.5 rating
- enjoys water a lot (baths, showers, pools)
- thinks doing the dishes is relaxing
- doesn’t really understand Christmas and has no real interest in it but she still helps decorating the base because if she doesn’t it ends up looking horrible (seriously none of them knows how to space the christmas balls correctly or coordinate garland colors)
- enjoys Halloween though, because of the dressing up
- pansexual
- she’ll often discreetly fidget with small geometric shapes she makes herself
- she likes stars and pointy triangles a lot, she rolls them between her fingers and press the pointy bits in the pad of her thumb
- ambidextrous
- loves to dance

The internet glorifies eating disorder recovery. It makes it look like there are girls out there who eat lots (they don’t) and can stay thin. It’s all pint parties and romantic looking hospital trips and being skinny with no visible consequences. Platforms like Instagram do not promote full recovery because to be ‘fully recovered’ would mean, in most cases, leaving the cosy, comfortable Instagram community and going out there and facing the messy reality of life. And that’s not ‘Instagram ready’.

Instagram does not show what life is like 5,10, 15 years down the line. When treatment teams have given up on you, you’re ‘non-compliant’, when going to psychologist/psychiatrist/dietitian/nurse appointments is boring and simply rehashing well worn ground. You’re 25 and sitting in a cold apartment, wishing you could afford pints of B&J’s but all your cash goes on gas and electricity and water rates and toilet roll. You get up, go to work, think of food. Your friends, bless them for trying for so long, have given up; they have travelled, they’ve bought houses, they’re married. You’ve never even had a relationship, never mind walked down the aisle. While those around you start to have babies and worry about sleepless nights, you worry about the calorie difference between cornflakes and cheerios. 

I never thought I’d reach this age and still have my ED. Two seconds ago I was a teenager, a little girl who thought she’d just wake up magically better with a career and money and friends and a husband. I didn’t need to do the therapy, stick to my meal plan, ohhhh no. Then BAM, here I am. 

Listen to me - time flies. It passes so quickly. Don’t believe in the recovery facade. Get out, or at least start climbing that ladder, before you wake up alone with only 8 years worth of meal lists and missed opportunities next to you.