you will complete all the love triangles!

i think for me, personally, one of the most frustrating things about this is that, if you look @ lucas’ screentime over the course of s3 it was so much higher in the first eight/nine episodes when the love triangle was still happening but now that that’s done and over with he’s being completely pushed aside. like the writer’s aren’t being transparent at all about the fact that they clearly were only using lucas as a romantic prop and now that they don’t have to revolve a love triangle around him anymore, they don’t need to make an effort to include him in the story at all. he was completely pushed away in glony, and now he’s being completely sidelined in christmas maya. like since ski lodge, the only bit of lucas character stuff we’ve gotten was that one scene in bear where lucas told the sack of gold story, which was nice but it still was one scene in one episode. 

it’s also just frustrating bc the writers spent so much time on this love triangle and made such a huge deal about it like “who is lucas gonna chose??” was the question for like 15 episodes, and we finally get to see lucas make a choice, but now that lucas and riley are together, their relationship is completely ignored and never mentioned. since ski lodge, bear and wot3 are the only episodes that have explicitly mentioned that riley and lucas are together and bear is the only one that’s even slightly had a storyline about how they’re together. it just feels so pointless like why spend all this time focusing on this love triangle and making such a huge deal about who’s gonna date who only to have absolutely no pay off in the end. 

Romance Isn’t the Problem in YA Lit

A lot of writers might argue that romance in YA lit is a boring old trope that needs to die. If you’re into reading YA lit, it’s been nearly impossible for you to avoid the “she was a normal girl until she met [insert cool boy character]”, but I’m here to argue that romance and love triangles aren’t necessarily the problem in young adult novels. The problem is when the main character completely loses all of their power and motivation when romance is introduced to the story. When it’s done right, the story can be captivating and realistic.

Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t be afraid to include romance in your novel:

Many of us have had crushes

Most of us, starting at a young age, have had a fondness for someone and may have possible done something foolish because of those feelings. We can’t pretend like we’ve never had these feelings or they don’t exist for many people. Even if we weren’t in love, those feelings were probably very strong for a lot of people.

You can still build strong characters

Having two characters fall in love does not mean your characters are weak. You can still build strong characters will believable/understandable motives and they can still be extremely relatable. The romance doesn’t have to be the main focus. The main character shouldn’t lose themselves or become weaker because of their romantic relationships (unless that is the point of the story).

We do a lot of things for love

Love can sometimes be the main motivating factor for our actions. We tend to do a lot of things in the name of love, whether these decisions were smart or not.

Relationships are important

Exploring both romantic and platonic relationships with others can be important to your novel. As people, we tend to care about and love family, friends, partners, etc. This can be a natural part of our lives, so it’s not the worst idea to explore it.

Here’s how to do it right:

Build your characters up separately

Each character should be someone separate from the relationship they’re in. Two characters can fall in love, but they should be more than that relationship. Explore who they are separately and what makes them different/similar. Does the relationship make them stronger? Does it make them weaker? Does it affect your story at all?

You don’t have to make romance the main focus

Romance and love does not have to be the main focus, depending on your novel. Take some time to think about what that relationship means in your story. What else is going on? Is it a sub-plot or is it the main plot?

Love triangles: make the decision hard

Love triangles become pointless when you can easily spot the better choice. You should have as much trouble as the main character does when choosing sides. I think the Hunger Games does this very well, because both Gale and Peeta are good options for Katniss and both represent different things. Her relationship with both of them does not make Katniss any weaker as a character. She is motivated by her desire to protect those she loves, which is what makes her relatable and honorable.

Figure out wants and needs

Each character should have wants and needs separate from the romance. There should be a story beyond the relationships formed. You should be able to build your character and really get to know who they are on their own. Otherwise, it can all feel very contrived.

 Ultimately, I don’t think you should cut something you really feel is important/integral to your story because people say it’s overdone. Just avoid talking down to your readers and treat your characters with respect.

-Kris Noel

75+ Billdip Fic Recs (Update: 2/26/16)

hi everyone, i’m somewhat new to the fandom and only recently descended into billdip hell. this list is the result of that, and a friend of mine encouraged me to post it. so, here it is! ignore my incoherent ramblings notes, it’s just me being dumb u_u feel free to message me your questions/comments/concerns/whatever, especially if you have a fic to rec! I will try to update this periodically as I continue to read the awesome fanfiction this fandom has to offer. seriously though, props to all the authors- be sure to kudo/comment/subscribe/bookmark/etc., because they definitely deserve lots of love.

happy reading!

Update (7/16/15): so I finally got around to updating! added 10 more fics on here (Limbo is a Legend - After a Normal Day - Of Journalists, Celebrities, and Fashion Designers - Solo Duo - Kings and Queens - Pit of Vipers - All I See Are Stars - I’ve Made Mistakes in My Mind - Love is a Polaroid - Problems of the Heart). also, Life is a Fairytale & Incalescence are now complete!! c: 

Update (9/1/15): changed the title because this should be around 75+ now, when you count all the fics in the series! added: (After a Strange Night - In Another Life, When We Are Both Cats - Out of the Blue - Five Times a Sinner - Hellspawn Central - In Your Dreams - Devil with a Silver Compass - Two in a Million - The Name Game - Ouja board AU). oh, and After a Normal Day, Paying Recompense, & Triangulum Entangulum Coffee House Emporium are now complete :3 

Update: (2/26/16): ok so big thanks goes to @spellhorn for sending in so many recs, they were all awesome! I added (Hating It - Always Watching - Siren’s Call - Like A Two Year Contract - There’s A Demon In My Biology Class - Let Magic Lead your Heart - Ten Years, Two Weeks - Ten Forward, Two Back - The Moral Ramifications of Dating a Ghoul - Down, But Not Out - All That Glitters). Faking It & Out of the Blue are now complete! :) 

✔ = Complete
♥ = Favorite
△ = Triangle Bill (ie. he’s an actual triangle in this, no hot human bod)

  • For the Health and Safety of Mabel Pines by charliesundies ♥ ✔
    Summary: If Dipper wants Mabel safe, then he’s going to have to make a fairly uncomfortable deal.
    For the Morality and Sanity of Dipper Pines by charliesundies ♥ (sequel)
    Summary: In order to save her brother and the town, Mabel makes a sacrifice that leaves her missing a bit of herself.
    Note: emotional rollercoaster ride from start to finish :’) if, for some reason or another you haven’t already read these, this is your sign to do so! go read these fics, they’re amazing!!
  • To Save You, I’d Do Anything by Whale
    Summary: When the Mystery Twins grow up and move to Gravity Falls permanently, everything seems great.
    Until Dipper dies, and the only way to get him back, is for Mabel to make a dangerous deal with a talking dorito…
    Note: if you liked for the health and safety of mabel pines, you will def like this! similar concept- but with its own unique twist. love it so far!
  • Can’t find my way home by Shadowboxer ✔
    Summary: After an argument with his sister in Portland, Dipper gets lost on his way back to Gravity Falls and finds a blonde hitchhiker with the same destination, little did they know they were more lost than they thought.
    Note: I don’t want to spoil anything but…brace yourself :o
  • Life is a Fairy Tale by LanxBorealis ♥ 
    Summary: Okay, so maybe stealing the journal and going off into the woods wasn’t the best plan in hindsight…
    Total AU
    Limbo is a Legend by LanxBorealis ♥ (sequel)
    Summary: Okay, so maybe stealing the journal and going off into the woods wasn’t the best plan in hindsight…
    But in his defense, he didn’t know it would lead to an adventure as wild (and as dangerous) as this one.
    Note: I cannot rec these enough!! frequent updates, perf mix of fluff & dark, foreshadowing, plot, and god!bill c:
  • Imprinting by Lady_Papillon ✔
    Summary: Most people are born with a name tattooed on their inner wrist, in every written language imaginable; some people are born without. Dipper Pines is born with a small black triangle with a flesh colored dot at the center printed neatly onto his skin, standing out against its dark backdrop like an open eye.
    He doesn’t know what to make of this.
    Dipper’s Guide to Dating a Dream Demon by Lady_Papillon (series)
    Summary: A collection of one-shots set in Imprinting-continuity detailing the misadventures of Dipper Pines and his stupid demon boyfriend. No particular order; some are fluff, some are slightly less SFW fluff. : )
    In Another Life, When We Are Both Cats by Lady_Papillon ♥ ✔
    Summary: “Sometimes you walk on four legs, sometimes you walk on two. Sometimes you live for a single day, and sometimes an entire lifespan. But no matter where, or when, I’ll find you, and we’ll be together again.”
    A series of fluffy AU drabbles with Dipper and Bill as Mabel’s cats, living out one life together before the next.
    Note: too good, too pure for this world…
  • Haunted by MiyaBlack
    Summary: When things start going bump in the night, Dipper doesn’t think much of it. Having a demon in the house comes with its fair shares of screaming floating heads and random giggles in the middle of the night. However, Bill has nothing to do with it this time. A new demon is on the loose and is threatening everything Bill holds dear. Specifically, his two favourite meatbags. 
    Dorito by MiyaBlack ✔
    Summary: “He has this way of smiling when he’s happy with someone… His whole face lights up! Have you seen him trying to make you feel better? Have you seen him worried for you? Have you seen him embarrassed or so happy he is practically jumping side to side like a puppy?”
    Bill realized he hadn’t seen any of Pine Tree’s reactions outside of sneer and anger. He wondered how it felt to be smiled at by him. It was a whole new side of his Pine Tree he had never considered.
    Luckily for him, Mabel had just the plan to fix that.
    Note: both are really good!! haunted is super suspenseful & intense, while dorito is absolutely adorable anD CAT!BILL NEED I SAY MORE :3c
  • Incalescence by llyrical ♥ 
    Summary: Dipper just wanted to have a normal college life- well, as normal as one could have it while continuing to research the mysteries of Gravity Falls. He did NOT intend to have to deal with losing all of his work just as he needed it the most.
    He also did not intend to have a demon be his only chance of getting it back.
    Alone Together by llyrical ✔
    Summary: With a bad living situation and a brother who was perhaps too masochistic for his own good, Will wasn’t sure how he would make it through.
    Maybe those Pines twins weren’t so bad after all…
    Cipher Twins AU
    Hellspawn Central by llyrical (series)
    Summary: A compilation of all of the Billdip Parent AU drabbles and oneshots I throw together.
    Note: everything about incalescence is perf ok I love it so much I just can’t asdfghjkl; alone together is  kid!bill & will as twins who end up befriending mabel & dip and hellspawn central is bill and dip with kids- they’re every bit as cute as they sound c:
  • Square Root of All Evil by EatYourHeartOut
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel head to the Mystery Shack like they do every summer but things will be different this year. Soos has a baby on the way. Wendy’s got a new friend with a suspicious smile. Dipper’s got more love drama than his whole high school life combined. And Mabel is….well, Mabel. The mystery twins are back baby, and it’s time for more adventure!
    Note: semi-regular updates, long chapters, and gr8 characterization! c:
  • Defining Bill Cipher: A Tale of Hormones, Sleepless Nights, and Overdue Debts by Athina_Blaine
    Summary: When 19-year-old Dipper and Mabel Pines move back into the Mystery Shack after their Grunkle retires, the return of Bill Cipher threatens to upset the peace of the town. That is, until he makes a peculiar request.
    Five Times A Sinner by Athina_Blaine ✔
    Summary: “You have all the power here, Bill.” The first Dipper leered over him, smiling in a way that made Bill hurt with arousal. “You can stop this whenever you want. You have full control.”
    One of them pulled his hands behind his back, and he heard the click of handcuffs being locked.
    “Unless, of course, you don’t want control.”
    Bill exhaled haggardly as they pushed him back on the bed. Five pairs of familiar, warm brown eyes stared down at him, expressions contorted with overpowering lust. He smirked.
    “I see.”
    They attacked.
    Note: really loving the dynamic in defining bill cipher, the snark is too perf :’) as for five times a sinner…hehehe ;)
  • Off the Deep End by MarshOnTheMellow
    Summary: It was at the beginning of summer 1732 however, that Captain Pines overheard the Tent of Telepathy’s deck cadet rant about lost treasure in Mindscape Bay. The boy talked and talked and honestly, Pines had long since tuned him out – lost treasure, yeah right! But when he heard the word ‘siren’ being spoken, he immediately perked up. When pressed, the boy, a snot-nosed little brat in Stan’s humble opinion, started to wax a grand tale about beautiful mermaids, gold beyond imagination and close calls with death. The Captain promptly told him to shut up. He walked out of the inn that night with a new expedition in mind and a smile on his face.
    AKA the merman!AU nobody asked for, wherein Bill is a siren, everybody else is a pirate and Dipper is somehow (maybe) magical.
    Note: *aka the merman!au that this fandom needed <3
  • Consorting with Demons by BurnerAccount
    Summary: Bill has plans, Stan has secrets, Mabel has sweaters, and Dipper has way more than usual to worry about.
    He’s attracted the wrong kind of attention.
    Faking It by BurnerAccount ♥ 
    Summary: Dipper’s the worst practitioner in his entire family. He’s never been great at magic, he’s struggling to improve - he doesn’t even have a familiar.
    Maybe it’s time to fix that.
    Hating It by BurnerAccount (sequel)
    Summary: Just a quick summon, why not? Give 'em a deal, take advantage of their idiocy - Bill was going to get everything he wanted.
    If it wasn’t for this asshole.
    Companion fic to Faking It, from Bill’s POV.
    Always Watching by Burner Account
    Summary: Bill can’t stop staring.
    Based on the prompt: “Bill experiencing human emotions towards dipper, not knowing how to handle them?”
    Note: ok seriously loving the concepts of all stories. esp always watching; that’s written entirely from bill’s pov…ty @spellhorn for the rec :)
  • Alone With Me by JusticeHawk ♥ ✔
    Summary: Dipper wake ups to an empty town. Empty but for him and a certain dream demon that is.
    “Oooh Pine Tree.” Bill cooed, reaching out a hand to brush the teen’s cheek. Dipper reared back, and the demon raised an eyebrow but desisted. “Not only did you make a deal with me,” his grin blew ever wider as he purred the next words, “you begged for one.”
    Cult Catastrophe by JusticeHawk ✔
    Summary: A cult kidnaps Dipper and attempts to sacrifice him to a demon. Who turns out to be Bill. Bill of course, finds this hilarious.
    A Demons Guide to Dating by JusticeHawk ✔
    Summary: Bill realizes he’s in love with Dipper and decides to seduce him the human way. It all goes downhill from there
    He’s Mine by JusticeHawk ✔
    Summary: “Lovely child.” A voice purred from around him. It echoed through the trees like a sibilant hiss. Shuddering Dipper reached for the little packet of herbs he kept in his coat pocket. It was a varied mixture, but could do mild damage to most creatures. Enough for him to be able to get away hopefully. “So pretty, won’t you come with me young one?”
    “Yeah” Dipper started, narrowed eyes peering about the shadows, “that seems like an incredibly stupid idea.”
    Dipper gets attacked and molested by a demon who, surprisingly enough, is not Bill. Bill doesn’t take this very well.
    Note: JusticeHawk has written so many cute/fluffy/dark oneshots, it was hard not to rec everything :’) these are just a few of my favorites, check out their profile for more tho!
  • Sigil: In Gold and Blue by syrren
    Summary: True names can give one extraordinary power over demons. When Dipper finds an annotated grimoire he gains just that and more. But this is Bill Cipher we’re talking about - and trouble is imminent.
    Note: bill under dips control yet working around that & still being a manipulative frick? ye :33
  • Wielder of the Eternal Flame by overlordy
    Summary: Dipper expects a normal, boring summer spent working at his grand-uncle’s tourist trap. But when he discovers a mysterious sword in the woods the hidden legacy of the Pines family comes to light. As trouble looms over Gravity Falls, Dipper must struggle between what is right and what is wrong, lest he be swallowed by darkness.
    (AKA, the AU where Bill is a sword, and Dipper his wielder)
    Note: I just love everything about this au :’)
  • The Last Six Years by ab2fsycho ♥ ✔
    Summary: After disbanding the Society of the Blind Eye, Mabel and Dipper meet a kid who simply cannot recall who he is. He thinks his name is Bill, but there’s no record of his existing anywhere in Gravity Falls. Despite Dipper’s suspicions and fears, he ends up befriending Bill over the course of six years.
    No Sweeter Innocence Than Our Gentle Sin by ab2fsycho ✔
    Summary: Bill Cipher can give Dipper all the knowledge he wants on one condition: he must belong to Bill.
    Shacking Up by ab2fsycho ✔
    Summary: New employee Bill doesn’t give Dipper much choice in the matter; he’s gonna have to put up with Bill whether he likes it or not.
    Note: ok so these fics are lit the reason why I am billdip trash :’) super well written + the author has written tons more billdip fics, so def check those out as well!
  • Why Weren’t You There? by ab2fsycho & TheChronicLiar ✔
    Summary: After a fight with Bill, Dipper runs away and finds himself in more trouble than he thought possible.
    Note: this is platonic billdip btw :o prepare yourself for the feels.
  • Card Tricks by TheChronicLiar
    Summary: Dipper couldn’t take his eyes off of the man on the stage. The way he walked with the clicking of his shoes to the way his voice demanded the attention of the people in the room, it entranced him. Or at least it would if that bastard wasn’t Bill Cipher.
    Note: magician!bill is just perf I can die happy now :’)))
  • The Demon and the Dog by Sirifall
    Summary: Dipper didn’t find Journal 3. No, Dipper got it straight from Bill.
    Note: the title is very clever :33 def give it a read!
  • Experiment Subject: Will Cipher by fairandfoul ♥
    Summary: The Gleeful Twins get a new toy demon who may be hiding something.
    The psychic raised an eyebrow at the sight of said demon tied up in his lab. He was still doubtful that this nervous wreck was the all-powerful being of pure energy with no weaknesses. “Frankly my sister and I were very disappointed to see you, all sniveling and teary-eyed on the floor. We have big plans for this town and we need a real demon for the job.”
    “Please don’t-“
    “I guess we’ll have to find another demon. But for now, I’m going to conduct a few experiments.”
    Note: I love how even tho this is rev falls, a lot of…I guess fundamentals(?) from the show are still there (dip is still a dork, mabel is still quirky, and they still have that same fun, teasing relationship- tho with a lil bit more crazy sprinkled in). it just feels a lot more natural/ic that way.
  • Supernova by bloodoil ♥
    Summary: Several scenes exploring Dipper befriending a very strange kid named Bill.
    Note: I have a weakness for kid!bill, and this fic kills me with every update. it’s so cute and fluffy I cry ;u;
  • Triangulum Entangulum Coffee House Emporium by weelilghost ✔
    Summary: Dipper Pines is a tired grad student who just needs a coffee. Bill Cipher is a coffee shop employee… and an asshole.
    Note: the banter is so sassy I just can’t- it’s too perf c:
  • To Date a Cervitaur by MercuryHomophony
    Summary: It’s been about ten years, and the secrets of Gravity Falls still elude the casual seeker. The Pines family has done a stellar job of keeping the townsfolk’s biggest secret under wraps, but a wayward hunter’s curiosity might get the better of them all… (Dipper knows that hunters from outside the Falls are capital B Bad news… but this one hasn’t been all that bad. Mostly just annoying.)
    Note: monsterfalls au + well thought out + lots of detail + fast updates(!!) + bill’s dumb flirting = <3
  • Payment in Blood by SpyroForLife ✔
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel Pines have always been able to get out of bad situations. But eventually, they get into one so bad that it takes a certain dream demon to rescue them, and his services are not free. And the payment he asks for will change their lives forever.
    Paying Recompense by SpyroForLife ✔ (sequel)
    Summary: A few months have passed since the fire that claimed the Mystery Shack and the life of Stanford Pines. The Shack has been rebuilt and Dipper Pines is continuing its legacy, with Bill Cipher by his side… but can he trust the demon like he did before? And should he be worried about the return of an old foe who claims he wants to investigate the strange murders that have been happening over the past year?
    Fun in Vegas by SpyroForLife ✔
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel Pines have finally turned eighteen and their parents have taken them all the way to fabulous Las Vegas for a weekend of fun as their big gift to them. Mabel is right at home in the flashy city, but Dipper finds it to be a bit of a headache, and searches for some quiet. Instead, he finds the most exciting 'person’ he has ever met.
    Note: payment in blood/paying recompense are both really, really good, but also really, really dark. if you’re squeamish, be aware that there’s a lot of torture/gore/violence/character death (but dw there’s also a lot of fluffy billdip moments too)! fun in vegas is a fun (heh) read, and def a lot lighter :33
  • Sleeping Through the End of the World by OrphanCricket
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel agree to look after the Mystery Shack for their Grunkle and Grandpa when the victim of a car accident appears on their doorstep. Soon they discover the true identity and intentions of the stranger but it turns out to be more difficult to get rid of him than they had expected
    Note: I don’t know what’s happening but I really like it so far??/ just, the tone and the plot makes it a very suspenseful & exciting read :o
  • Conspiratheory by LCypherED
    Summary: Dipper returns from Gravity Falls with three journals, twenty postcards advertising the Mystery Shack, one sulking ex-dream demon and the lingering belief that life post-near-apocalypse is likely to bore him to tears.
    He’s wrong, of course.
    Note: ahhh this is really well written and i’m loving the plot and the style of this fic (and it updates semi-regularly)!! give it a read, it’s def worth c:
  • Yellow or Blue? by queersnakefairy
    Summary: Reverse au idea where Dipper is terrible to Bill but Bill is still in love with him anyway, but one day Mabel and Dipper push him too hard and it ends with Dipper breaking his heart causing him to run away and hide in the woods overnight.
    And because he knows he messed up by running away, he decides to open a little looking glass of sorts so he can check in and see how mad reverse Dipper and Mabel are going to be.
    Only he opens the portal on an alternate of Dipper who is kind and cute and everything he wants, and fancy that this Dipper happens to be smitten with an alternate of himself who appears to just be using him as well.
    So instead of going home he crawls through the portal hoping that this Dipper wouldn’t mind blue instead of yellow.
    Note: yes yes yes, rev!bill my precious cinnamon bun baby, you will bE HAPPY!! >:o
  • A Deals a Deal by Diamond
    Summary: Spoilers for Sock Opera
    But it’s an AU
    Bill asks for something different.
    Note: oh this is really clever ;)
  • Don’t Eat the Food of the Mindscape by halloweennut ✔
    Summary: based on the Myth of Persephone.
    Bill Cipher, enamored with now 17 year old Dipper Pines, decides to court him by kidnapping and taking him to the Mindscape.
    Note: hades/persephone au & billdip? awww yeah :33
  • What’s In The Box? by Jinngersnap ✔
    Summary: Dipper’s worst mistake in life was telling Bill that he ‘owed him one’. Because when Bill spouted out the idea of Dipper wearing dresses, Dipper had no idea how to say no.
    Note: *eyebrow waggles* ;)))
  • Codependance by Ciphernetics △ (series)
    Note: ok so the series didn’t have a summary but basically the premise is dip finding a bunch of random spells/incantations/etc. via the internet and deciding to use them on bill…except it backfires and has the complete opposite effect :’) augh my summary doesn’t do it justice, it’s really a lot better than how I worded it, and def worth a read!
  • The First Dance is Always Free by jenmakesjenni ✔
    Summary: A masquerade at the Northwest Mansion. A mysterious stranger. A night that Dipper will never forget.
    Note: this is absolutely adorable :)
  • Signal Flares by satan_copilots_my_tardis ♥ △ (series)
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel grow up with Gravity Falls hanging over them like a shadow, and they adapt. Sometimes their edges are too jagged, and sometimes they are as smooth as the amber signal flares the resident dream demon leaves for them. But they’re alive and happy, so they’re not sure how much anything else matters.
    Note: this is a gem, ok? def rec everything in this series, esp magnesium flint. magnesium flint wrecked me ;u;
  • Til Death Do Us Part by HeirOfSpace
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel Pines were sure their summer with their Great Uncle (Grunkle) Stan was going to be a boring affair.
    Of course they hadn’t expected to see a blonde boy jump off the roof their first day there.
    (In which Bill is bound to a human body and is there when the twins first arrive in Gravity Falls. )
    Note: super interesting au, really curious to see where this is gonna go c:
  • Like a Red Cloth Ceremony by foxwedding
    Summary: It’s their seventh summer in Gravity Falls, and Bill is up to something entirely new. Dipper’s confused and Bill is going to use that to it’s furthest extent- if he can persuade him correctly.
    Note: ahhh this is really well written uvu
  • Dipper Goes to McDonalds by trashy_cans ✔
    Summary: Five miles away from Gravity Falls is a McDonald’s that nobody had ever heard about, with a very eccentric drive thru employee. Dipper would know, since he had the pleasure of meeting said employee at midnight on a Saturday morning.
    “Dipper. Dipper, answer me honestly. Do you have a thing for the drive thru boy?”
    Note: oh god this is hilarious, I cracked up so many times reading this :’) def give it a read!
  • After a Normal Day by Katelena 
    Summary: What started out as a normal day in Gravity falls, Dipper finds out his true purpose for living. With deals made and tasks to be completed, he pushes forth with his full 100 percent in hopes of not being taken away by a demon he was promised to sixteen years ago.
    After a Strange Night by Katelena (sequel)
    Summary: It’s been years since that one fateful day. Almost everyone had given up on looking for Dipper, but not Mabel. Her efforts on getting him back were great, but proved to be pointless. Perhaps with a stranger’s help, she’ll be successful.
    Note: I really, really like possessive!bill ;)
  • Of Journalists, Celebrities, and Fashion Designers by Ofsweetestdreams
    Summary: Mabel asks Dipper to move back to California with her to pursue a career in Fashion Design. Dipper reluctantly agrees, if only to gain a footing in his own Journalism career. Things seem to be going fairly well, until famous actor Bill Cipher comes into his life and turns it upside down. Who knew one little date could turn into such a disaster?
    Note: I just love everything about this au omg
  • Solo Duo by beanena ♥ ✔
    Summary: To Mabel, it has become a solo story. On the other hand, Bill is mulling over the fact that he can’t have what is already gone.
    Note: this just simultaneously ripped my heart in two AND gave me the warm fuzzies ;u;
  • Ouja board AU by Malfas ♥
    Kings and Queens by Malfas
    Summary: Dipper Pines is smart. But he’s certainly not wise, and leaving a book full of curses and spells with him was probably not one of Grunkle Stan’s best decisions.
    In which the Journal proves too much of a temptation and Bill takes full advantage.
    (Older!Dipper, demonic deals and college applications, bullying, BillDip, and plans for world domination.)
    Note: ouja board au didn’t have a summary, but the title is pretty self explanatory. it’s basically bill haunting/flirting with dip ;) kings and queens is really, really good. like, in the beginning I thought it was just another high school au with dip making a deal with bill to help deal with his bullies- but it’s a LOT more than that. def rec these!!
  • Pit of Vipers by OfStrangeShadows
    Summary: The first time they met was through a collision of bodies as Dipper rushed out of the shop and the stranger waltzed in.
    Note: very well written- super smooth and flows really well :3 
  • All I See Are Stars by Momma_Ran
    Summary: After being gone for 10 years, Bill stumbles back into the lives of the Pines twins. Mabel has made him her new best friend. Dipper is pissed until he starts to realize that maybe Bill isn’t such a bad guy. There’s a lot of things about Bill that bothers Dipper but the biggest is: what deal did he make to get stuck in a human body? When Dipper finds out he’s going to be even more pissed at Bill! But don’t worry cause everything turns out fine in the end. Mostly.
    Note: oh this is an absolute gem; cute and fluffy and perf <3 tysm andre-oide for the rec!
  • I’ve Made Mistakes in My Mind by AureateParalian & BumblyBea ✔
    Summary: Dipper Pines spent most of his childhood being haunted by a cruel demon and was known as the school nut as a result. The other boys didn’t take kindly to him and half of that childhood was spent hiding bruises and cuts on his body from his worrisome sister.
    Eight years later, The year is 1951, and Dipper is escaping his old home on a train to find inspiration for his book.
    Fate works in mysterious ways, and inspiration seems to find him first.
    Love is a Polaroid by AureateParalian & BumblyBea (sequel)
    Summary: Bill gazed over the headstone that sat in the ground. ‘Dipper Pines 1926-1990 ‘Amatur et numquam dediscor,’ “He is loved and never forgotten,” sprawled out in writing across it. The headstone was made of a gorgeous smoky marble, vibrant golds etched into it, along with trees carved in and growing up the stone.
    Bill had designed it himself.
    Note: mY HEART… please give these a read, they’re very long (200k+ words total) and very good c: ty zephyreden for the rec <3
  • Devil with a Silver Compass by AureateParalian & interstellareloquence
    Summary: Some called him a rat. Others, the God of Gold. And some… Well, they were either too kind, or too thankful. God bless them all, wherever they may be. But here was Uncharted territory and all business. And business meant he’d be called Captain Cipher.
    Gazing about the old musk of the town, wooden and brick shops and worn glass. Children riddled the streets, hoodlums at few corners and finely dressed American ladies followed along their gentlemen, who smoked their fancy cigarettes and scoffed at the sight of the captain.
    Quite the sight he was, too..
    Note: I can’t even begin to properly express my thoughts on this fic, so i’ll just emote it: ;333c !!
  • Problems of the Heart by Citrus_Twist
    Summary: Grunkle Stan has a heart attack, Dipper is having strange dreams, and Mabel keeps throwing Dipper at customers. So what happens when Bill offers Dipper a deal?
    Note: I love this omg, very well-written, esp the interactions between bill & the twins <3
  • Out of the Blue by crispyChocolate ✔
    Summary: When Dipper Pines decided that hunting on his own was a good idea he quickly discovered that not every human was vulnerable to his song. He also found that pirate ships are full of lunatics and being stuck with the (way too good looking) Captain Bill Cipher would probably drive him to insanity.
    Siren’s Call by crispyChocolate ✔ (sequel)
    Summary: Dipper finds that he likes the now ex-pirate Bill Cipher way too much. He also has a hard time figuring out how to explain harmonizing to a human.
    Note: yes yes yes! good writing and sirens!! :D
  • In Your Dreams by hypercipher
    Summary: Bill has the tendency to text people in his sleep. One night, he texts a random number that just so happens to belong to a stranger by the name of Dipper.
    The format of this fic is all in the form of texts back and forth between the two boys. Bill is italicized and Dipper is underlined.
    This is sort of an AU fic(?) Bill and Dipper are both college age in this fic.
    Note: very cute read, bless the sweet anon who sent me this rec! c:
  • Two in a Million by Chromatic
    Summary: When Dipper’s soulmark is exposed, revealing the name of the psychopathic Emperor Cipher, he is brought to the palace to serve the demon tyrant. No one entertains the possibility of the truth— that his soulmate is actually the king’s newborn son, Bill Cipher, who grows up insanely possessive of Dipper and might possibly end up being madder than his father.
    Note: I am really loving this au: modern, magic, soul mates, and kings!! :D
  • The Name Game by Grotesque
    Summary: A new coffee shop opened in Gravity Falls while the twins were back home, when they get back Dipper finds himself in a sort of name war between him and the annoying barista that works there.
    Note: coffeeshop aus have so much sass I love it <3
  • Like A Two Year Contract by ZephyrEden
    Summary: Bill possesses Dipper’s cell phone. It all goes downhill from there.
    Note: interesting premise, can’t wait to see where this will go!
  • There’s a Demon In My Biology Class by Crystalmind
    Summary: When Dipper and Mabel arrive back in Gravity Falls after 4 years, they never planned on high school with an old, ah, “friend.”
    Note: high school aus are great and this is no exception ;)
  • Let Magic Lead Your Heart by Arach
    Summary: Bill messes with a witch because chaos is his thing and is given a love potion that can only be removed through True Love’s Kiss for his games. Now, all he wants to do is adorn Dipper with gifts and cuddle and take walks and be that lovey-dovey couple everyone envies.
    Dipper just wants the spell to be broken and for Bill to stop giving him animal parts.
    Note: the entire situation is just too perf. very cute and well written!
  • Ten Years, Two Weeks by Orphan ✔
    Summary: It’s been a decade since Dipper Pines spent one uneventful summer in Gravity Falls. Now he’s back, as the executor of his deceased great uncle’s estate. Gravity Falls may have more hipster bars and coffeeshops than Dipper remembers, but some things, and some people, never change. Between lunch with the Northwest-Gleefuls and beers with Robbie, it’s almost like Dipper’s picking up a life he never left.
    If only things could be that easy.
    Ten Forward, Two Back by Orphan ✔ (sequel) 
    Summary: Ten years ago, Dipper Pines and Bill Cipher first defeated the Bulk. Twenty years ago, Dipper Pines met his future self.
    Note: tysm @spellhorn & anon for the recs, it was a super action-packed and suspenseful read! :)
  • The Moral Ramifications of Dating a Ghoul by Miss_Yuki
    Summary: Dipper Pines is a young Rank 2 Ghoul Investigator under his great uncle, Stanford Pines. His first case is body clean-up for a serial-killer Ghoul who has thus far remained elusive. Due to his overprotective partner, he doesn’t believe that he’ll ever actively be tracking this murderer on an official assignment, but he quickly develops a great sense of curiosity in the case. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and all too soon he’s thrust into a dangerous game he never should have played…
    Note: it’s a tokyo ghoul au!!! w/ ghoul!bill :D this makes me so happy omg…ty @spellhorn for the rec
  • Down, But Not Out by BuyGold
    Summary: It’s 1927, and New York City is rife with music and creativity.
    Dipper Pines’ life is pretty good. He’s got reliable friends and is living pretty comfortably above the small grocery store he ran in lower Manhattan.
    Of course, all good things come to an end, and Dipper finds himself getting quickly pulled into the life of Bill Cipher, a notorious mob boss who’s got a reputation for being merciless when it comes to his… business.
    Just Dipper’s luck.
    Note: mafia aus are perf and so is this <3 thank @spellhorn for the rec :)
  • All That Glitters by IlanaNight ✔
    Summary: Cipher is the best dancer anyone’s ever seen, men and women flock from cities around to watch him perform. Bill is the most detached neighbor Dipper’s ever known. It’s difficult to believe that they’re the same person.
    Note: a really good stripper au ;)))

anonymous asked:

I just wanted to tell you how much your advices mean to me. And how amazing person you are, how lovely, gorgeous Cap you are! I'm really thankfull for everything. Emotional taurus speaking 😊 thank you again.

Thank you, you amazing Taurus! 💋 I’m so happy about the love triangle we are creating on my blog with Caps, Taureans & Virgos. I feel like all of those signs don’t get enough love they deserve❤️
However, I’m glad that my advises mean anything to you, I hope I won’t harm anyone with wrong ones. Because it’s not really trustworthy to hear advises from someone whose life is completely fucked up😂 Don’t listen to me too much! Ahaha


Genre: Smut. Angst.

Content: Jeon Jungkook. Kim Taehyung. A love triangle between a woman, a millionaire, and an introverted roommate.

Warning: Masturbation. Voyeurism. Crawling.

The plot of this story is based on David Schickler’s Kissing in Manhattan.

You first met Jungkook at the Fizure Night club on fifty-third and fourth. He sat leaned against the bar; all dark, and brooding, and pristine with his neatly parted hair and his pinstripe suit. His face, on the other hand, was a completely different story.

Keep reading


Are you embroiled in a love triangle? Is someone in your circle currently and romantically unrequited? Are you suffering from a completely avoidable happenstance of miscommunication? Are you, perchance, on a rescue mission to save the one you love?

The solution to all of the above problems (especially if you are also in possession of a set of very fine eyes) is this:


It really is that simple!

Don’t believe me? See for yourself!

See? Crises averted! Loved ones saved! Communication open! Love requited! Third angles obliterated!


anonymous asked:

You know I completely blame you for starting to read Harry smut! Since entering this fandom I've only read Niall stuff and once I found your blog I read your Harry post about him going down on his girl while she's on the phone, shit it was the hottest thing ever. Now I'm in a narry love triangle 🙈

I am so sorry.

Harry and Niall are hard to resist. I spend my days wondering when my hell will end.

If I’m going down I’m taking all of you with me.

Thanks for reading 😘

My brain is an asshole
  • Me: *driving to work, minding my own business*
  • Stereo: *starts playing "All I Ask of You (Reprise)"*
  • Brain: Psst, hey! You know what would be coo--?
  • Me: No. Don't even think about it.
  • Brain: But seriously! Mysterious genius, unawares protege...
  • Me: I'm aaaalready writing that angle, brain.
  • Brain: ...interesting helper character, love triangle--
  • Me: Every film adaptation of that book has been a disaster. No. Absolutely not. They completely miss the point of the Phantom and his arc.
  • Brain: Oh, you mean the arc where he treats everyone around him like objects to manipulate because he doesn't see them as people?
  • Me: ...
  • Brain: And where he gives into Christine when she shows the willingness to sacrifice everything for the greater good, showing him that she is a person and worthy of respect and adoration rather than possessive desire?
  • Me: ...
  • Brain: And he realizes that everyone else can be capable of the same kinds of feelings and autonomy that he has?
  • Me: motherfucker.
  • Brain: :)

So…. I can honestly say I am displeased with Agent Carter season 2 finale. And by displeased with the finale, I mean the ending. Did we get different writers for season 2? Because the Peggy from season 1 would not have thrown herself at Daniel like that and I actually thought it was Daniel dreaming and ending with Peggy waking him up or something. Peggy certainly would not have done it in his office where EVERYONE CAN SEE! This is Brutasha all over again. A relationship that happens out of nowhere, forced, no chemistry, not written well and completely out of character for the female character. I didn’t like the love triangle between Peggy, Daniel and Jason, but at least there is a little chemistry between Peggy and Wilkes. If you’re gonna put Peggy in a love triangle, at least have it be with Angie and Dottie! I felt more chemistry between Peggy and Angie and Peggy and Dottie. At least with Peggy and Angie it’s fluff, adorable, Peggy maintains her agency and dignity. At least with Peggy and Dottie it would be able to redeem Dottie, hella kinky and Peggy still retains her agency and dignity. With Jason it would be built on mutual respect, Jason trusts Peggy, chemistry built from the first episode of the season and Peggy still retains her agency and dignity.

If Daniel can’t trust Peggy enough to make her own decisions, then how can anyone believe this as a serious relationship? And considering Daniel’s subtle sexism, fatshaming Rose and slutshaming Peggy in season 1, how could Peggy want to be in a relationship with Daniel? 

I don’t know WHAT happened this season but towards the end, this is not the same Peggy Carter.

[Wonder Woman (1942-1986) #292]


I read the Divergence issue and while I’ll go fully into my reactions later, I started snooping around and found a bunch of people defending Lois Lane’s treatment in the New52 and this preview stating that we don’t have enough information for context.

Here’s the thing: we do.

Lois Lane, since her conception as a character, kills stories that would endanger the public or superheroes’ lives long before her and Clark were an official item in the DCU.

Even in the Pre-Crisis she was someone who all the heroes respected and acknowledged as being capable of understanding the greater good in situations before deciding what to publish as a reporter. Because Lois stands for “truth” in journalism, but even more than that she stands for journalistic integrity.

Completely removed from whether or not you find the situation with her being framed as the bad person in outing Clark’s identity because it’s a very obvious way of making her a villain in a love triangle that could easily easily easily be avoided by, y’know, just cementing the fact that her and Clark are friends and just never having them be romantically involved, I’m unhappy and offended as a fan of her character because it’s a portrayal of what Lois’ ideals have always been.

ALSO, it really upsets me that Lois and Diana’s near 70 years of respect and friendship, even among disagreeing points of view, has been thrown under the bus for this situation too. Everyone always talks about how the SM/WW vs. Clois relationships is affecting the SuperWondy friendship or the Clois relationship dynamic, which all deserves discussion, but everyone forgets how much development there has always been between Lois and Diana. They’re two different kinds of power fantasies for female readers, and even when they don’t see eye to eye they respect each other. And that’s something female relationships need portrayed more, too.

But yeah other than that my review of Divergence later will be completely boring and predictable.

seriously though you can say what you want about the Frozen arc, but remember when Elsa and Hook hung out and talked about Emma and worried about Emma and were there for Emma and helped her accept herself and were just #TeamEmma all the way

and also developed a friendship of their own which was a bit snarky and a bit teamwork-y and a bit technophobic and completely devoid of jealousies or hints of love triangles or other silliness and therefore rather awesome

Frozen Hook aka Team Emma aka please sir I would like some more

#but this is really important #because violet is so gentle and sweet #she offers peggy a place in her home to rest even after she sees that daniel loves her #but she also has this undercurrent of intense self respect #she’s not going to ignore the truth or pretend it doesn’t exist #but she’s not going to be whiny or needy about it either #she’s just going to tell it like it is #because she knows she deserves more #than a man who is in love with someone else #violet knows her value #and that made this moment all the more bittersweet 


We’ve got some updates for our Love Triangle fanart contest!!! (◎ヮ◎)

In addition to the prizes we’ve already mentioned, the three winners will also have their artwork featured within the OTBS app after the contest is completed~ 

Thank you for all the lovely entries we’ve received so far, and keep up the great work! (((*°▽°*)八(*°▽°*)))♪ ♪ ♪ ♪


For the love of everything, stop. Stop watching short clips of an episode and assume you know what’s going on. Stop freaking out over what a character is saying and REALLY listen to what he is REALLY saying.

Watch the entire episode before you try to analyze every millisecond of it.

I’m not going to spoil the episode because I’m really trying to get everyone to see things for themselves. I LOVED GM Triangle. Every. Single. Second. It’s making me very frustrated to see all of you guys freaking out over comparisons made during the episode.

Watch the full episode. Then watch the episodes he refers to. Make your own comparisons. Then you’ll realize that both storylines in GM Triangle are completely interwoven with the rest of the series…especially the episodes referred to during that scene everyone is spazzing over.

Bonus: watch Texas 3 after you watch Triangle. Zay makes a comment about who Lucas truly is. It’s been in my little memory bank since I first saw the episode. Between that, and when you see the arc that’s forming (that’s been forming since yearbook), maybe you’ll begin to see where this guy is coming from.

Breathe. Don’t focus on ships (I know it’s hard). It’s a brilliant episode that really gets into the psyche and relationship between our girls.

BUT can we talk about the fact that Felicity is in Central City for like 2 hours with her new boyfriend and Barry is like “yeah, felicity, let’s go talk for a second” and completely trusts her?! more than he trusts cisco and caitlin… just as he trusts joe, he will tell felicity what’s up and she’s gonna help him through the entire situation. because barry knows felicity will always help him; because they’re a team-

you know what? THIS is what we wanted a love triangle to look like. this is EXACTLY the reason why we all wanted barry to be a part of the oliver/felicity love story and not ray. because in opposite to ray, barry trusts felicity with his whole life and he never would even think of doubting her.

Important MJ Quotes

If the audience perceives that what this is about is a love triangle, then they don’t know us

“I can’t, because if I explain it, I’ll give it completely away. [laughs] But all you have to do is look at what the pilot was about, and then track the evolution of the two girls and you will understand that this could not possibly be a triangle in these three, at all.”

“But the understanding of how to grow and what’s valuable to these kids will manifest itself over these episodes. We want to do it intelligently, and what we’re not looking to do is a love triangle.”

“If the so-called triangle resolves and Lucas and Riley chose each other, or Maya and Lucas chose each other, and that meant that they decided to further their relationship, which might explore, naturally, what comes next”

If you heard the spoilers for Triangle and Upstate and Ski Lodge Part 2 and heard about Maya’s storyline and Shawn’s connection to it then this next quote will explain what this non triangle is really about and what the production is doing:
There are some episodes [in Season 3] that will involve Shawn. If you track the character of Shawn, if you track the character of Maya, and their relationship together, and what Cory means to Shawn and what Riley means to Maya as friends, and the responsibility of friendship, you’ll understand perfectly what’s to come, and you’ll welcome it.” 

I feel these quotes explain themselves and don’t feel the need to write an explanation about them. 

First Kiss

Their first kiss wasn’t kind, romantic or anything. It wasn’t warming, it wasn’t making Dipper wanting to just give in and it certainly didn’t made him fall in love with Bill more then he already was. It wasn’t one of those five minutes romance movie kisses or one if those six paragraph kisses out of a book. Although silently Dipper had wished for all that. Yet it never was that. Why? Easy.
Dipper Pines and Bill Cipher’s first kiss wasn’t even a kiss, it was CPR.
Dipper couldn’t believe it.
“Bill, how can you just forget to breath?!”, he exclaimed.
“Well, I’m not used to having my own human body I need to manage myself completely! I don’t have to breath as a triangle to live or think about it while possessing someone!”, the blonde explained, breathing heavily until he managed to get the right rhythm. Dipper stood up and turned around to walk back to the shack.
“Help me up! Hey- pine tree! Come back!”