yes from the musical

quotes from the music department

*Repeatedly sings part of the music in scat*

“Ben swore to Jesus that if he didn’t help me at the concert he’d do thirty push-ups in front of the entire band, and I’m just as excited for this as you guys are.”

“If it were easy, football players would be doing this”

“We were 4.75 points off of the next band, and I’ll make certain this number will haunt you until next season.”

“Tomorrow’s gonna be a rough week.”

“I’ll just get a golf cart to follow the band in the parade. Maybe one day I’ll play a halftime show in a golf cart, all by myself.”

“No, Danny, you’re not starting a group chat for jazz.”

“Someone made me a 22&½-inch stick to measure steps. Don’t make me use it.”

“Trumpets, raise your right hand, and move it over to the person next to you. You’ll be fingering the notes on their trumpet.” *leans over to woodwinds* “this is gonna be really funny”

“We don’t have Thursday night rehearsal this week, so live the lives you have outside of band. So basically, catch up on homework.”

“Here it is– wait no, that’s 32 pages, that’s not right.”

“Before we step off on Saturday, you need to focus and say the following prayer”

“All the freshmen are on break, none of them are here!” *section leader raises hand* “Adeline’s here” “She’s the only one ADELINE WHY DONT YOU TAKE BREAKS IN THE STANDS”

“I hope this is loud enough, because this is as loud as its gonna get” *glares at the saxophone that forgot the speaker* “He forgot the speaker, my own flesh and blood.”

“As usual, the bassist knows the articulation and rhythms to the saxophone parts better than the saxophones do.”

*beatboxes to metronome*

“I want you to go home, do homework, practice, do more homework, have a milkshake, and practice some more.”

“If you want to annoy the heck out of a musician, play a cadence but leave out the last chord and wait like 20 minutes”

“this passage is called ‘Glendy Burk.’ I went to high school with her, actually.”

“you aren’t feeling well? Drugs?”

“while I was in the middle of complimenting you, you made a mistake”

“that saxophone line was jazzy as hell”

“you just have to play angrier”

“what’s the point if they’re all accented?”

“you squeaked in tune”

“can you take that d?”

“you can play my final pitch”

“imagine brass knuckles, but on a tambourine”

“I had to blow on my tongue”

“Bethany, you’re my number one!”

“the entire band is pianissimo, so play really loud. mezzo piano.”

“go through the head”

“BAD tambourine!!!”

“112 is the American tempo”

“the audience started clapping during the caesura. I didn’t know whether to continue on or leave the stage.”

“Matthew, while you were gone, Ed and I determined that you’re a freeloader”

“you came in early” “I don’t remember”

“did you just compare terrible bass parts to a terrorist attack?”

“Christ, Elizabeth, you’re such a violinist”

“All of our violas are at another rehearsal today, so we’ll begin today’s rehearsal with a prayer as that is the only thing that can save us.”

“We don’t have a spare bass bow to use while Ed’s is being rehaired, so you two are just gonna have to share. Yeah. Sorry about that.”

“Ah, yes, but what baroque style are we talkin’ here”

“It was at that point she handed the first chair violin a viola part. He proceeded to hand it back to her.”

“I went home and cradled that music. I never get original bass parts.”

“She turned the page in her score and forgot to continue conducting. Honestly, I would’ve been less surprised had she thrown her baton into the cello section”

“There are two basses in pit this year, so we’re an actual section, so he can’t just shove us in the corner this year HIGH FIVE”

“Does she really know how to buy a bow? She should make it a field trip so you get the right one.” *swings hands in air super wide* “it has to AGREE and BLEND with the instrument DO YOU SEE”

“When the orchestra director doesn’t know what to do she just asks the second chair. If he’s gone, she waits until a day he attends rehearsal to ask him.”

“Don’t be afraid to play out. Except during rests. Then you should be very afraid.”

“is it ok if I start to cry a little right now?”

“I had anaemia as a kid, and my schoolteacher’s name sounded like ‘anaemia’, so naturally, I hated her”

“she took the pen out of my hand and said, ‘no, Richard, use pencil.’ I was so mad”

“I don’t think it’s a coincidence that there are fewer bassists today and higher rates of suicide, gang violence, school shootings…”

“channel your inner Whitney Houston”

“play quietly, like you’re about to wake a baby. except you’re the baby, because you didn’t practice”

“I have another metronome app now. I collect them.”

“if someone calls my bass a cello one more time I’m gonna lose it”

“at the gig, a drunk guy came up to me, pointed to my harp, and called it a sideways piano”

“I want the space between these notes to be so big you can fit a little drawing of a house, a sun, a tree, and little dog in there.”

“90º angle notes”

“I want the sixteenth notes so sharp they could kill a man”

“turn the soundbox on”

“do you have a fancy phone? the answer is yes, yes you do.”

“I listened to the narration a few times before realising it was in German”

“I’ve got, like, four copies of that piece. the conductor keeps forgetting that I already have it and makes me a new copy.”

“soon I’ll have AIDS. Hearing aids, I mean. I’m old, is what I’m saying”

“more birdlike, turn on roundabout faster”

“kissing from the left is different from kissing from the right. not that I would know. asking for a friend.”

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I wanna try making acrylic stands TT_TT I made two versions and gonna keep the middle circle transparent so light can shine on the both of them!!

Preorders are now open! Check them out here! tanaw.tictail.com!

Hit Korean boy band BTS is ready to take over Anaheim

Rap Monster, one of the seven guys in the South Korean boy band BTS, says it was only at the end of 2016 that he and the others realized how huge their band had become around the world.

“Somebody in the company sent me a message: ‘You got No. 26 on Billboard OMG congratulations,’” says Mr. Monster, the 22-year-old rapper born Kim Nam-joon, by phone from Chicago where BTS was set to play on Thursday before hitting Honda Center for a pair of sold-out shows on Saturday and Sunday.

“At first I thought, 'Ha ha, your humor isn’t really very good,’” says Rap Monster, the leader of the group and its primary songwriter. “We didn’t believe it.”

But as more messages started to ping onto their phones he says the BTS boys realized it was no joke: Their sophomore album, “Wings,” entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 26 after its October release, making it the highest chart position for any K-pop act – not to mention one that sings primarily in Korean – and offering a bit of foreshadowing for Billboard naming the record the best K-pop album of the year.

Since then things have only gotten sunnier for Rap Monster, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook. In February, “Wings” was re-released in a new edition as “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and the combined editions have since sold nearly 1.5 million copies worldwide. Music videos for “Spring Day” and “Not Today” were released a week apart last month as well and exploded on YouTube where they’ve currently racked up 59.2 million and 60.1 million views respectively.

“When we heard that and really got that, I was saying, 'OK, this is going to be a whole other world,’” Rap Monster says of the significance of the Billboard chart success and all that followed. “And I feel like we should do something more, and dream something more.”

This past week they’ve taken a step toward something more, playing their first headlining and sold-out arena dates in the United States, after previously having mostly played on multi-artist billings at KCON conventions held here.

“So many people just to see BTS was really an honor,” Rap Monster says of the opening pair of shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. “It feels dreamy these days.”

Not, mind you, that it’s been anything like an overnight success or an easy road for him and the other BTS members.

He grew up a top student in his school who loved American rappers such as Eminem and Nas, performing even as he attended high school and eventually catching the attention of BTS future manager Bang Si-hyuk at BigHit Entertainment in South Korea. And though he says he gave up on music when he was 16, lacking confidence in where he was headed, he says Bang encouraged him to stay strong, believe in himself, and sign on as the first to join BTS, even though at the time he wasn’t sure who or what it would end up incorporating.

“I was not aware of the other members,” Rap Monster says. “But I like the company and I respect them. And he promised to me, 'I will make you do your music and get big someday, so please believe me.’

"So I believed him.”

The other six members soon were selected, each of them bringing different talents on the mic or on stage. Songs were developed by Rap Monster and the other members, with a team of producers working to craft the best music from the raw material, the melodies and beats, that they created.

“Our chemistry is different from other groups,” Rap Monster says. “Everyone has their own points and characteristics. If I’m a bad dancer, a good dancer teaches me. If I’m a good songwriter, I help the others with a good melody.”

We ask the obvious question: Are you a bad dancer?

He laughs and answers: “Yes, I’m a bad dancer.”

Their music is different from a lot of K-pop acts that have made ripples on the American airwaves. They’re not popular because of the novelty aspect of their songs – think “Gangnam Style” by Psy from a few years back. And they’re not quite as bubblegum as a group such as Girls Generation or as eclectic as the synthpop of f(x), the first Korean band to play the South By Southwest festival.

Instead, BTS often aims for that sweet spot where R&B and rap get together, the kind of stuff Justin Bieber might be doing if he sang in Korean and there were six Bieber variations with fashionable hair and eclectic yet unified fashion choices.

“BTS music sounds like it’s from America,” Rap Monster says. “We decide to always watch the trends and watch what’s going on over the world. America’s the No. 1 market in the world so that’s why people in America prefer us.”

As for communicating through the language divide, Rap Monster says that’s partly handled by the group’s wildly enthusiastic social media following: “Fans translate our lyrics and interviews,” he says of a following that has landed them at the top of Billboard’s Social 50 list for a total of 17 weeks since “Wings” dropped in October. “They’re able to say, 'OK, BTS is talking about us and our lives.’”

And it’s partly addressed through lyrical subjects that express the common hopes and dreams and fears and worries of any teenager or young adult in any country.

“Our lyrics are mostly Korean but we always talk about the young people’s lives and their minds,” Rap Monster says. “There’s something similar between every young person in the world, in America or in Korea. We share something together even if we use different languages or live so far.”

American fans are also the savviest music lovers in the world, Rap Monster says, which made heading out on this brief headlining tour a little bit intimidating at first.

“We actually were scared of performing in America as a solo act,” he says. “Their playlists are the best in the world. I was really nervous for them.

"But after we were on stage our fear disappeared. They’re like everybody, they’re like friends. Singing along all of the lyrics even through the raps. They know how to play, the rhythms and the dances.”

An aside here to share our favorite piece of Rap Monster trivia. You might be wondering whether he spoke through a translator. He did not. His excellent English skills were polished in the classroom but also at home through what he refers to as “a Korean mothers syndrome.”

“'Friends’ was really famous for the mothers in Korea for English education,” Rap Monster says of the hit American sitcom from the '90s. “It was kind of like a syndrome. Korean mothers make their kids watch 'Friends’ even when they were eating food or playing.

"I think it really helped. It has like 10 seasons, I think, and I watched it like more than five times through the 10 seasons. They use the gestures and expressions, like, Americans use, right? I think that naturally teaches me how to speak or how to make a gesture when you try to express some emotions.

"Thank you, 'Friends,’” he says, laughing. “God bless 'Friends’!”

Rap Monster recently collaborated with the American rapper Wale on the song “Change,” which like some of BTS’ other songs – and unlike most K-pop – touches on politics and societal issues. He says he’d loved Wale’s music for a few years when the opportunity to do the song came along last year “like a miracle, like a dream come true.

"The song has already come out and we shot a music video together, but still sometimes I lie in my bed and think, 'Did I really do something with him?’” Rap Monster says.

He knows that boy groups from Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync to the Jonas Brothers and One Direction tend to have a finite lifespan before members get restless to move on solo projects, acting gigs and other opportunities. But he thinks the variety of interests and musical genres that individual BTS members have can be handled on the side or even within the group, and BTS itself can carry on.

So while Rap Monster says he’d love to collaborate with Drake or Miguel one day, Suga feels the same way about Kanye West and Flume. Jungkook seems more inclined toward pop R&B – his dream musical partners would include Bieber or Charlie Puth. V is a little bit old school, having mentioned Norah Jones and the Fugees as on his wish list. Rap Monster ticks off the rest of the band: Jimin digs Chris Brown, J-Hope is into the similarly initialed J. Cole, and Jin is a fan of old-school showman Bruno Mars.

“I always tell them that every time we have hits under the name of BTS we shine the best when we are a team,” Rap Monster says. “I know all the seven members, they love music, and I know their No. 1 wish is for us to perform and make music and sing and dance.

"Maybe someday someone will want to be on a television show or be an actor,” he says. “I just hope they know all of the popularity and fame and money is from the name of our team. That’s not one person, everybody contributes to the team.

"Nobody knows the future. I just hope it can last as long as possible.”

Peter Larson @ OCRegister

  • JD: What's fun?
  • Veronica: What's fun? Fun is... it's when you... I'll spell it for you! "F" is for friends who do stuff together, "U" is for you and me, "N" is for anywhere at any time at all out here in the great Midwest.
  • JD: "F" is for fire that burns down the whole town, "U" is for uranium... bombs! "N" is for no survivors when you-
  • Veronica: JD! Those things aren't what fun is about!

cecil: I drew a picture of you.

juno: Okay…

cecil: Do you see what’s happening to you in it? It’s you getting hit in the head with a spinning blade. Don’t you feel foolish? Oh, look, that’s me… I’m in the background laughing and pointing at you. We’re having a right good time, aren’t we? Pay special attention to the shading on your sweater, it’s rather good. It’s actually… quite good. It’s probably… it’s probably the best I’ve ever done. Actually, can I have that back? Wait. No. I’m taking it! What do you think of that, huh, Junebug? I’ve stolen you’re favorite drawing! Look, what do you think of this? *rips drawing* Oh no! Cassandra, paste it!

(x)

Swordfighting

i have been procrastinating this but

part 7! finally! *throws confetti*

i’m kind of condensing/changing the timeline a little. also, the end of this is (as per the usual) rushed, and i keep doing that. one of these days i will figure out how to end a story properly.

anyway i hope you enjoy this! i’ll keep writing the little one shots in between, they seem to be pretty well received. i love you all so much!!

(there is a bit of bad language jsyk!)

enjoy!

part one here / part two here / part three here / part four here / part five here / part six here

Originally posted by ghostheathers

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If she was being honest with herself, Veronica should have known it wouldn’t be as easy as she’d hoped.

She woke up with her head pillowed on JD’s shoulder as his fingers trailed lazily up and down her arm. She smiled and pressed closer to him.

“Good morning, sleepyhead,” he murmured, kissing her temple. She hummed and tilted her head up to meet his eyes.

“Morning, gorgeous,” she said, blinking the sleep out of her eyes as JD chuckled. She sat up and stretched, then looked at the clock.

It was 6:29, so Veronica reached over and turned off her 6:30 alarm. She scooped her robe up off the floor of her room and slid her arms into it.

“Do you need anything?” she asked him, and he shook his head, putting his hands behind his head, stretching as he smirked at her.

She rolled her eyes fondly and leaned over to kiss him, then began her morning routine.

~~~

Veronica and JD walked into Westerburg hand in hand, and immediately, someone Veronica vaguely remembered being introduced to at the party (was her name Courtney? Veronica thought so) started giggling behind her hand to her friend.

Veronica blinked at her and turned to look at JD.

“Am I seeing things?” she whispered. He looked at Courtney and his brow furrowed.

He let go of Veronica’s hand and marched over to the other girl. Veronica watched as she stuck her nose in the air like a wannabe Heather and spat something at JD.

Veronica made her way over, taking JD’s hand again and frowning at Courtney.

“What’s going on over here?” she asked.

“Ah, Veronica,” Courtney said, sickly-sweet. “Did you have fun at the party?”

“What?” Veronica demanded. “I don’t understand.”

“Well, Kurt and Ram have been telling the whole school about your little threesome.”

“Threesome?” JD asked, and Veronica shook her head.

“Um, there was no threesome. There wasn’t even anything like a threesome,” she said.

Courtney smirked.

“I don’t know, they were really…detailed,” she sneered.

“Oh, please,” Veronica spat. “We all know that if sucking dicks made you a Heather you’d be queen bee by now. Where do you think they got the detail, you lameass wannabe?”

Courtney’s face flushed angrily, but Veronica had already sneered at her and walked away, pulling JD along with her.

As soon as they were away from her, Veronica deflated.

“Crap,” she breathed. “When Martha hears these rumors she’s gonna try and fight back, and that’ll paint a target on her back.”

JD’s face turned stormy.

“That’s it. Where does Heather Chandler hang out in the mornings?”

~~~

Heather was at her locker when JD stormed up to her with Veronica in tow.

“What the fuck,” JD exploded, and Heather turned, raising her eyebrows.

“Good morning to you too,” she drawled, and JD scowled.

“How dare you,” he hissed. “We had a deal.”

Heather Chandler smirked.

“I held up my end of the deal, Jesse James,” she sneered, polishing her blood-red nails on her shirt. “I didn’t say a thing about the party, and I definitely left Martha and Veronica alone. So did all the Heathers. What Kurt and Ram do is out of my control.”

“Bullshit,” Veronica snapped, fire in her eyes- a fire that was quickly extinguished by a glare from Heather Chandler. Veronica instinctively took a step to the side so she was half-hidden by JD’s sweeping black coat.

“You know damn well you control those assholes,” JD spat at Heather, who fixed him with a cool, unimpressed gaze. “Don’t try and bullshit me.”

Heather merely shrugged innocently.

“I don’t know what you want from me,” she said, voice sugar-sweet and dripping with insincerity.

“Oh, I don’t know, how about you tell Kurt and Ram if they keep spreading rumors about my girlfriend, I’ll kick their asses?” JD snarled, and Heather’s eyes widened in mock concern.

Despite the situation, Veronica felt her heart flutter as it registered that JD had called her his girlfriend. She knew it wasn’t a shock, given their history, but hearing it put that way for the first time warmed her to the core…an effect which was quickly ruined by Heather Chandler’s voice.

“Oh, no, the psycho trench coat kid trying to kick the football kids’ asses?” she gasped, pressing one hand delicately to her heart. “They know your techniques now, you pretentious fuck, so any ass-kicking will be entirely on their part, not yours.”

JD’s face went from angry to eerily calm so quickly Veronica felt her heart skip a beat, and a chill ran up her spine. She quickly took his hand, more to reassure herself than him when she felt his hand squeeze hers.

“I’m sure that footage of you vomiting will be immensely entertaining to the student body,” JD told Heather, voice low and almost threatening. “In fact, isn’t it odd that I haven’t heard a single person mention it? It’s almost like they don’t know…but they will soon.”

Heather rolled her eyes, but Veronica’s own eyes latched onto the way she was toying with the hem of her shirt nervously.

“Like you have the resources to pull that off,” she sneered, trying to appear collected and confident, though if the look on JD’s face was any indication, he’d seen right through her.

“Wouldn’t you like to know,” he chuckled, taking a step back from Heather. “See you around, Chandler. Hope you aren’t too embarrassed to explain why the Demon Queen of high school made a complete fool of herself at the bowling alley.”

And with that, JD turned and strode away, and Veronica went with him.

Once they were outside the school, Veronica let out a breathy chuckle.

“What the hell was that?” she breathed, glancing up at him admiringly, and he smiled down at her softly.

“Protecting you,” he said sincerely, and Veronica’s heart skipped a beat as a grin spread across her face. “I won’t let anything or anyone hurt you as long as I’m around.”

Veronica had to keep herself from swooning-actually swooning-at that.

“God, have I ever told you I love you?” she smiled, and JD stopped walking so abruptly, Veronica almost gave herself whiplash looking at him to make sure he was okay.

“No,” he breathed, and Veronica’s heart stopped until she realized what he meant.

“Oh,” she said, and a wide grin burst across her face. She raised herself on tiptoe and took JD’s face in her hands.

“I love you, Jason Dean. I know we just met, and I know this whole situation is crazy, but I love you. I really do,” Veronica said earnestly, and JD’s eyes started to fill with tears.

Veronica released him immediately, stumbling back a few steps.

“Oh God, did I say something wrong?” she stammered. “I’m sorry, I just-”

She was cut off as JD took a step forward and swept Veronica into his arms, holding her tightly. She let out a shocked squeak, quickly relaxing once she realized what was going on and reaching her arms around his body to hold him close to her as well.

“You’re my world, Veronica,” he murmured, kissing the top of her head as she smiled.

After a few moments of comfortable silence, JD pulled back and Veronica released him, beaming up at him as he brushed a stray hair out of her face.

“What do you say we call it a day for today?” he suggested. “We could get a slushie and go to that park by your house and just relax.”

Veronica’s laughter echoed against the school building, and she grabbed JD’s hand.

“Let’s do that,” she smiled, and he grinned back at her before she pulled him towards the parking lot and his motorcycle.

I’m not in the ml fandom bUT @illustraice ‘s Sun/Moon au has me h o o k e d.  Now, I’m no artist so I can’t draw for it (believe me I just tried drawing Mari and I spent more time outlining muscles than anything so that was a lost cause), and because I’m not in the ml fandom and I have no grasp on Mari and Adrien’s characters, I can’t write for it, either.  Buuuuut, given what I’ve read for this AU, I can certainly devise a playlist for it.  Because music is universal.

She is the Sunlight Trading Yesterday | May I Trading Yesterday | Run Leona Lewis | Drop in the Ocean Ron Pope | Little Do You Know Alex & Sierra | Losing Your Memory Ryan Star | Echo Jason Walker | Infinity One Direction | California King Bed Rihanna | Battlefield Jordin Sparks | Bleeding Love Leona Lewis | Listen To Your Heart DHT | Truly, Madly, Deeply Savage Garden | Hey There Delilah Plain White T’s | Saware Arijit Singh

anonymous asked:

15 million on youtube! And it's only an audio! And I think the spotify numbers got better, right? But we gotta keep going! Do it for the giggle!

16.5 MILLION NOW!!

and yes, his spotify numbers have gotten better - he’s moved up or stayed the same on every chart. he’s now up to 11,707,783 STREAMS ON SPOTIFY!! and his monthly listeners are up to almost 5 million (362nd in the world)

KEEP STREAMING

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This is a tad long but music is the air I breathe so yeah I got excited and couldn’t contain myself haha! Also I hope you don’t mind that I combined these two asks, I thought it was interesting for them to feel neglected and threatened by Archie and Veronica at the same time!! Hope you both like it and thank you so so much for your amazing words and compliments!! It really means the world to me!! Enjoy!! <333


You’ve seen Radiohead at Madison Square Garden?!” the raven haired boy’s eyes became perfect round balls of genuine admiration and his lips parted in a disbelieving gasp.

“Yep!” the brunette girl across him pointed the ‘p’ proudly, smiling fondly at the memory. “Listening to Creep in a sea full of people that was chanting along, with phone screens like twinkle lights swaying in the darkness above us is something that still gives me chills.” She admitted with a shine of excitement on her chocolate eyes.

“Man!” he huffed in defeat. “That band and in that iconic venue, I’m telling you Ronnie, I’m forever envious of you now.” He admitted with a shake of his head and a smirk, the girl smirking back.

“The next year I was going to see Depeche Mode there too but” her face formed an unladylike flinch “all those things went down with my dad and, well, the rest is history.” She shrugged and sighed, taking a rich sip of her chocolate milkshake.

With a dreamy expression, he dropped back on his seat. “I’m betting Sinner In Me would sound amazing live.” He nearly gasped.

She widened her eyes. “Right?! God, I love this song so much!” she groaned in delight.

“It’s one of my favorites too.” He agreed with a nod and drumming fingers, lightly imitating the tune.

And just like that, another day in the exclusive world of Jughead Jones and Veronica Lodge was slowly passing by. Betty Cooper, who was sitting next to the tall boy all this time, the Betty Cooper that chatted and babbled away for days when she was with friends, hadn’t even formed a single word since Veronica came to join the newly formed couple. No, scratch that. Betty hadn’t formed a word this whole week now, the week that the three of them seemed to be inseparable. She just seemed to just sit there and observe, like she was the third wheel to a closed group of longtime friends.

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A new update is here! (finally…. :D) <3 I also made a little gif to go with my list from now on :D Find the complete list HERE

New additions to The List since last time:

Multichaptered Love

  • In Need of an Outlet by blj2007 - this started as a meet-cute in a coffee shop, full of innuendos and went to become so much more <3 I love this so much <3
  • What’s It Gonna Be by lemonoclefox - Pride and Prejudice inspired AU <3 Magnus is a talented baker at Fairchild’s bakery, Alec is an insufferable prick - or is he? This is so lovely <3 Better than the movie imho :D
  • STAR WARS: A Search for Justice by Ketz - This is epic <3 I love Star Wars and I love this :D Alec as a (soon to be former) stormtrooper and Magnus as a Jedi, fighting for the Downworlder Resistance against the Circle…
  • Eyes On Me by clockworkswan - When a new same-sex dancing rule is made, Magnus is determined to prove this is a good change. All he needs is a partner for ballroom dancing… <3 I am SO IN LOVE with this fic :D It’s fluffy and perfect, and I have a weakness for dancing :D
  • The Way You Move Me by blj2007 - When Alec takes his little brother Max to go roller skating, he didn’t think he’d end up meeting someone so intriguing at the rink. He can’t really skate himself, but ends up coming back to the rink - only for his brother of course :D I love this story <3
  • Appassionato by Chonideno - Alec likes to play the piano for himself, until his upstairs neighbor, whom he’s never seen before, starts slipping notes with song requests under his door. Hauntingly beautiful descriptions, full of feelings, even if you know nothing about music <3

Cute little Oneshots*

  • It’s a Yes from Me by Ketz - reclusive singer Alec Lightwood gets roped into being a judge for the Angel’s Voice. And there’s one contestant that’s especially talented as well as intriguing…love this so much <3
  • Flirting With Death by AllOfTheFanfic - Magnus gets hit by a car and meets his soulguide Alec, while staring down at his body. Major character death, but in a nice happy end way…it’s very interesting <3
  • never again left unsaid by hufflebee- Magnus realizes Alec never leaves the loft without telling Magnus he loves him. Short, cute, fluffy <3
  • I’ll Write You A Fantasy by theloverneverleaves - technically this is a series of currently 2 oneshots, decided to put it under oneshots though^^ Alec gets dragged to ComicCon by his siblings and ends up falling for a fantasy author… <3
  • Belonging by iloveyoursmile - Swimming AU with Alec as a swimmer and Magnus as a diver. There’s fluff <3 and drama. Enjoyable even if you don’t like sports (like me :D)

*actually not so little in some cases :D

as always: please send fic recs whenever you like! I sometimes forget to mark stuff I have read, and then am really annoyed with myself, would be great to find some of those again…., and I also always want to read new stuff! I will read anything you recommend and decide whether it’ll be added to the list :)

Authors included in this update: @blj2007, @lemonoclefox, @sweetillusionketz, @clockworkswans, @warlocksass, @hufflebee, @isabellebiwoods, @lolguess

btw - since this list has grown enormously, I will soon establish a system to mark my absolute faves, that I re-read all the time - and will make a post with those special fics. I’m gonna limit them to…idk, 20-ish?