Newt Scamander: Surprisingly, he isn’t that bad of a liar. He can pull off a fairly convincing innocent look that most people won’t question, because those bright green eyes and pouty lips allow him to get away with murder. BUT, that doesn’t mean that his lies are always fool proof sometimes. Maybe it has to do with his lack of social interaction with other people; he has only a vague idea of what lies people might believe, so it’s a hit and miss at times.
Tina Goldstein: Tina can’t lie to save her life. She’s just not cut out for it, especially under pressure. It’s why she rarely gets assigned to undercover missions, because Percival knows it’s a risk to let her in a situation where her life, and those of her partners’, depend on her (non-existent) lying skills. She does have one ability that’s stronger than many people: Occlumency. Sure Queenie can easily read her mind, but it’s her sister, so she doesn’t mind as much. But she used to take Occlumency lessons from Percival, who is both a skilled Legilimens and Occlumens, and from Queenie as well, who helps her practice warding her mind. So Tina can’t lie, but she can keep a hell of a secret. Just don’t ask her what that secret is outright.
Queenie Goldstein: Queenie, like Newt, gets away with lying because people never bother to look past her innocent blue eyes and blonde curls. She knows this, and uses it often to her advantage. A bat of an eyelash here and a sweet smile, and she’s home free with whatever lie she’s concocted. It helps a lot that she can tell what people think of her lie; if there is still that bit of suspicion radiating off them, she’ll throw in a few more very convincing lines. She doesn’t like to lie, however. Because of her skill as a Legilimens, she’s used to open minds and opening up herself to others as well, and feels uncomfortable lying because she feels bad and somewhat guilty at manipulating people that way. But whenever push comes to shove, she will lie her (figurative) pants off and get the job done.
Jacob Kowalski: Jacob has never lied his entire life. Not when he was told to lie to his superiors about who botched a job, or when he was supposed to lie to his Gran about the surprise party everyone had prepared for her for weeks. He’ll stutter and sweat and hmm and haww and confess that he’s lying (or was trying to) after about a minute. He’s an honest man, and it’s what Queenie loves about him the most. There are no secrets between Jacob and the people he cares for, and he’s the literal embodiment of an open book.
Percival Graves: As the Director of Magical Security and an Auror, he is one of the best liars out there. He can pull off any lie, no matter how unbelievable one would think it is, without batting an eyelash. His sharp wit and intelligence allows him to think on his feet quickly, which is helpful when he has to change the lie or come up with a quick and believable back story for the lie. It’s not surprising therefore, that he is one of the best interrogators in MACUSA, and prior to being captured by Grindelwald, used to run interrogation workshops for MACUSA, where he teaches the attendants to be professional liars. Only two people can see through Percival’s lies; Queenie feels Percival’s frustrated screams when he lies about being fine whenever someone asks. Becauseno, I’m not fine. I’m not fine because no one believes me anymore, and I’m not fine because my leg hurts from when Grindelwald broke it, and I long for warmth that doesn’t exist. After being rescued from Grindelwald’s clutches, no one seems to trust Percival anymore, because really, if he’s that good of a liar, who’s to know he wasn’t in cahoots with the Dark wizard? And Queenie is sad whenever Percival’s frustration and hurt and anger oozes out in slithering coils, even though his face is a mask of perfect composure and the words fall mechanically from his lips. She can do nothing however, to stay the tongues of naysayers and lies that spill from eager lips, but there’s always a cup of steaming coffee on Percival’s table when he’s had a bad day, with a little cookie on the side, and he’s touched that she notices. Newt is the second person who can see through Percival’s lies. Whenever the dark haired man nonchalantly tells Newt that he’s not tired, that Newt should go on home and not to worry about him, because he’s fine, Newt sees the weariness in Percival’s dark eyes. There are wisps of defeat and anguish that make him seem years beyond his age, and if Newt squints hard enough, he can see Defeat settle about Percival like a cloak of midnight and despair. And for all of Newt’s lack of social grace, he handles Percival’s lies with the uttermost subtlety, and coaxes the Auror to head home with him, because he doesn’t feel like being alone tonight. When Percival is sat upon Newt’s little couch, draped in warm blankets that smell faintly of grass, and there’s the warm weight of another body next to him, he thinks he’s glad someone sees through his lies, for once.
Seraphina Picquery: If Percival is the best liar within MACUSA, Seraphina is the physical manifestation of a solid block of wall. Seraphina doesn’t lie as much as she conceals, and people know things about her that she allows them to know. Percival, arguably her longest friend, knows only that she loves chocolate and coffee (but not in the evening), and that she has a sister and a loving pair of parents. Everyone else knows her as the almighty, all-seeing President of MACUSA, the very picture of grace and elegance. What they don’t know is the little bud of darkness hidden behind the austerity of her eyes and sweeping speeches, which seems to grow as the darkness surrounding the wizarding world grows. She wonders, idly, as she burns a report from a reliable source about the possible location of the missing Percival, if one day the bud should burst forth from her and devour everyone around her. But her secretary knocks on her door and it’s time to address the International Confederation of Wizards, and the report is nothing more than pieces of ash in the wastebasket by the time the door closes.
Credence Barebone: Innocent, and painfully shy, Credence has learned that sometimes, a lie or two is what will save him from Mary Lou Barebone’s whippings. His first lies are clumsy; he stutters and hesitates, so much so that the stern woman sees through the lies so very easily, and as the leather bites into Credence’s back, he vows that the next lies will come more easily. The first time he successfully lies to Ma is when he gets home late after meeting with Percival Graves. The words roll smoothly this time; he tells her, timidly, about a man who threw his leaflets away and how he had to gather them all and hand them out again so more people would know about the Second Salemers and their cause. She’s displeased, but believes him and sends him off to bed without supper, but Credence is joyous that for once, his shirt won’t dig into the wounds and be stained red. He goes to sleep smiling that night, ecstatic from the protection lying has given him, and dreams of a magical flower that bloomed in the hands of a man who promised him the world and a family.
This is a collection of all the fanfictions, au memes, imagines, etc. that I have read and loved. The list includes smut and no smut fictions. All credit is given to the magnificent authors who created them!
My hope for this list is to have all these fanfiction creations in one easily accessible place for myself to read again in the future and to help me keep track of what I have read and did not read in my “likes.” Also, I hope you, my lovely followers, can find another author you enjoy!
The rules were that you have to post a pic of your muses childhood,teenage years and adult years. And tag 5 people. I kind of couldn’t find a very good pic of child!Percival Graves (the only Colin Farrell childhood pic was very unclear and modern clothing) so teenage, young adult, and DILF will have to do
Also I have a more extensive breakdown of photo timeline: HERE
I want to get this blog more active, so, if you post/reblog any of these, maybe give this a like/reblog. (In no particular order and I’m not limited to these. There are some shows/fandoms I’m going to be getting into sometime soon. I’m just going with what I’ve been caught up on because I’m not one for spoilers)