My mother after we destroyed a Lich’s plans and phylactery within three rounds of combat. (via outofcontextdnd)
Also, the crowd at Dorian Grey’s funeral.
I saw a few asks that say “describe my aesthetic” so this one takes a bit more creativity.
Whether it’s the lyrics or just the over all sound, send me a song that you think fits my “aesthetic”
In a text post, list ten fics that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow.
maddie-grove said she was tagging whoever wanted to do this, and I want to do it! I’m tagging chthonic-cassandra, morethanprinceofcats, meganphntomgrl, stoneandbloodandwater, atundratoadstool, harkerling, generalsleepy, wilhelminamurray, adelevarens, and christinedaae.
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality: This fic did so many things right that the things it did wrong became even more painful. I haven’t been keeping up with it in a long time, but before it sank into a mire of scientific preaching and “no eleven year old would ever act like that”, MoR’s expanded worldbuilding and outsider’s look at all the weird, weird things implied by the books made me immeasurably happy. Some of its detailed explanations (such as the evil-Slytherin thing being a self-fulfilling prophecy) are still part of my personal headcanon.
Conflicting Realities: In the days before Archive of Our Own, Dracula fanfiction was hard to find. You either found it on livejournal or took the scanty offerings on ffn- and in the latter case, if the story was good, it was almost certainly by Assymbia. This one in particular shows her wonderful characterization applied across film universes- even Universal’s Jonathan Harker, that bland drip of a man, becomes compelling in her hands!
Kissing the Frog: Once upon a time, I shipped Erik and Christine from The Phantom of the Opera. Once upon a time, I read this story, and suddenly I didn’t anymore. It’s the darkest possible look at what can happen when an idealistic girl tries to “reform” a controlling man, and even its author doesn’t portray Erik in quite so harsh a light in most of her other stories, but this made a pretty huge impression on how I’ve always seen his character since.
Wait Wait Don’t Eat Me: How many fanfics can you share with your parents? I shared this one, and I think my dad liked it even more than I did! If you’ve ever listened to Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me on NPR, you need to read this and marvel at how exact the voices are. I love it, and I don’t even like zombie stories!
The Sticking Place: You don’t have to be a Hunger Games fan to like this story- you just have to be fond of Shakespeare plays and the historical figures they were based on. What would happen if Lucrezia Borgia and Richard III were locked in a fight to the death? I promise you, the answer is awesome.
Sailor Boy: Anthony is an often overlooked character in Sweeney Todd, and as this story shows, that’s quite a shame. Being a sweetheart isn’t all there is to him; he’s an earnest and troubled young man, and the history he’s given here is heartbreaking. No one escapes the world of Sweeney Todd unscathed, not even its heroes.
A History of Magic: Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a fascinating and troubling bit of work, and this story is equally troubling and fascinating. All those historical figures tossed off in the show as magical girls (Anne Frank, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc) are given the center focus here, and it works precisely because we know how their stories have to end; dramatic irony is a powerful tool, and so is the subversion of expectation. The author has teken it down, so you’ll have to hunt around for a pdf if you want to read it.
He Who Makes the Beast: I’m a teensy bit hesitant to recommend this Fallout: New Vegas story; it’s brutal and nasty and even the hard-won happy ending can’t make everything alright. But it’s stayed with me, and the way Vulpes Inculta is written here sends shivers down my spine. Oof.
Monsters, Inc: The most interesting part of Cabin in the Woods is conceit of all horror movie monsters being in the same building, so naturally the fine details of such a conceit make for great fanfiction. What can I say- who doesn’t ship Pinhead/the tree from Evil Dead?
Lavinia, Live: The first time I read this story, I left kudos and moved on- it was good, but not a favorite or anything. But over time, I found myself thinking about it over and over, rereading it whenever the mood struck, and I just fell in love. Poor Lavinia, daughter of Titus Andronicus, deserved a happy ending; this isn’t exactly that, but at the very least there’s some hope.
So, I own this:
"What’s that," you say, "A pretty-alright stage adaptation of Dracula that cuts out the part of Mina for no good reason?” And that’s what I thought, too, until I cracked it open for stageplay format reference and started to notice a … pattern in the margin notes.
That’s right—a hand-bowdlerized pretty-alright stage adaptation of Dracula that cut outs the part of Mina for no good reason!
"See it and creep" is the best review ever.
It has been decided that Halloween season officially begins on September 1 and lasts until 11:59 p.m., October 31. There is far too much to see, do, taste, touch, listen to, scare, hide and/or run from to contain within the 31 available days in October.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Evil Supply Company official press release
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Day 29 - Favorite/least favorite Parallel Time
I knew that Bramwell Collins was more or less supposed to be Heathcliff, but I only just realized he was named after Branwell Bronte. As someone who blogs about gothic literature, I am quite ashamed of myself.
Asked by lovesstupidpans
Nowadays it’s published under her real name. A Long Fatal Love Chase is available as a free ebook: http://www.ebooks-share.net/a-long-fatal-love-chase/