this is unambiguously for a huge cutie i know.
"also i would not mind at all to rp dragons one day. maybe dragons fucking. definitely dragons fucking. dragons fucking dragons and not dragons."
you know who you are.
Ah yes, but you did not tell me how you feel about this.
Two sets of hands roam your body, stroking your hair, squeezing your belly flub, gripping fabric and gently pulling it away. Two bodies are mashed against you, their legs tangled in a combined effort to minimize space to properly sandwich you between them. Your dancestor spoons up behind you, his breath gusting along the nape of your neck, the fine hairs rising to the whispersoft brush of his lips. You’re faced with the larger, older version of the two of you whose smile is absolutely, unfairly charming, a wide sprawl of teeth and full lips that you can’t seem to pry your eyes from.
"Karkat," his rasp of your name carries a deep, gravelly allure that effortlessly commands attention. His hands slide, palm-flat, up your torso, lightly tweaking two rosy pink nipples. Your indignant yip is chased by his deep, rumbling laughter—laughter that has absolutely no right to be so enticing.
"You’re so sensitive. Far more sensitive than Kankri, even." You hear a scoff behind you before Kankri’s face is dipping past you to level the Signless with a look that matches his dry tone.
"My sensitivity is my choice, and I’ll ask you not to tease Karkat’s or my—"
Your breath stills as the eldest Vantas lunges towards Kankri with all the practiced ease of a sculpted fighter and seals their lips together in a kiss that’s nothing short of scathing. You try to crane your neck to get a better view, but they’re so close that the Signless’ scruff is brushing your own (regrettably soft) cheek with every determined, devouring shift of his jaw.
Though they’re locked in battle, they have not forgotten what they’ve planned for you.
I ALMOST managed to get one in for august, but this is close enough to count, right? My first Sloppy Seconds fill of the year, the one where Bro is looking for troll models and a certain seadweller is happy to pose for the camera.
Honestly you don’t give two shits what the kid looks like. Your audience will go for it even if you get someone who got beaten half to death with the troll ugly stick.
The picture loads.
You’re going to make so much alien fetish money you’re going to have to hire somebody to build a swimming pool on the roof, just so you can fill it with sleazy intergalactic flesh trade dollars and roll around in it like an asshole.
*throws self at like ravenous lioness*
*fans self* goodness gracious.
Finished commission for Autron!
Ooooh nooo, will I ever find out the identity of my mystery prompt giver?
But seriously you guys, you should be following Ushauz because not only are they an awesome author, they’re also the best fucking beta and without their help, input and support you wouldn’t have even half the fics you get from me.
kids masterpost thingy
thank you for all the suggestions you guys are gr8
important ship tropes:
- fake dating
- SECRET dating
- being locked in a room or trapped in a small space
- huDDLING FOR WARMTH
- BEING ON THE BRINK OF ADMITTING THEIR FEELINGS FOR EACH OTHER BUT THEN GETTING INTERRUPTED
- finishing each other’s sentences, KNOWING WHAT THE OTHER IS ABOUT TO SAY
- tou chi NG!!!! FOr eheA DS!!!!!!11!!
- wearing each other’s clothes
- doing that thing where they accidentally get real close and, like, stare meaningfully at each other for a few seconds too long
- channeling the inner romcom and having an epiphany about how much they care about each other and RACING TO CONFESS THEIR LOVE
- fucking. Now or Never Kiss
- HEIGHT DIFFERENCES
- defending each other to scathing tertiary or otherwise minor characters but ONLY WHEN THE OTHER ISN’T AROUND
- reincarnation or time loop or OOOOH TIME TRAVEL SCENARIOS
- dramatically saving each other from certain death or barely surviving something that almost makes the other break down and just smirking wearily and mumbling flippant smartass remarks to HIDE THE DEPTH OF THEIR FEELINGS
- undercover as lovers, the classic
- ALMOST KISSING. like getting so close that they start to close their eyes and hold their breath and then SOMETHING HAPPENS and they jump apart, that is MORE VALUABLE THAN ANY ACTUAL KISSING
- casually sitting on each other’s laps during ensemble cast conversations or scenes
- did i mention F AKE DATinG
"i’ll kiill them…"
These are some doodles for the dumb fanfic I’m working on called Toxic Waste (on ao3)
Cronus, you’re such a tool.
And Kankri baby, no. Just no.
Basically all chapters should have their own arc of rising action, climax, and resolution. You can end the chapter after the characters have gotten through whatever big action the chapter was about and are catching their breath, or summarizing what they’ve learned, or are passing out, or apprehensively looking towards the next challenge, or whatever. You can also end chapters on cliffhangers just before the resolution of the action, but that’s pretty sadistic when you’re posting fanfiction, because your readers don’t know when you’ll update again or if you’ll ever finish your story. I’ve read way too many fics that just end on cliffhangers and haven’t been updated since 2004, so I have some personal grudges here.
In terms of length, somewhere between one and five thousand words is fine, but five to ten is awesome. It really depends on how long your story is and how many chapters you want to divide it into…If your story is good no one’s gonna care how long your chapters are, and will in fact prefer longer installments. But you can also go with shorter chapters more frequently, and people like that too. Just make sure every chapter has a good chunk of action that pushes the plot forward and you’ll be fine.
i tend to find that each story has its own chapter length pacing. RoT, for instance, has chapters roughly 2k words long; i didn’t decide this at the beginning, it’s a pattern that emerged as i wrote.
the way i use chapters is that one chapter is one ‘beat’, one step in the dance. sometimes it brings me to a point of rising action, sometimes to a pause, but in each case it’s a single movement, and i end it when the next movement is about to begin.
some of my stories have shorter chapters, because the pacing is faster; this tends to happen in madcap action stories where everything happens too much. some have much, much longer chapters, and those are usually character-focused stories where the ‘beat’ of the story is the viewpoint character’s development and change.
this isn’t a hard rule, btw. sometimes i put two beats in a chapter or break mid-beat, not so much to maintain an even chapter length as to give the pacing a kind of syncopation. an unexpected tension letdown here and a failure-to-resolve there can contribute to realism and make the pace more interesting.
I was going to ask jumpingjacktrash this question too just to get a few different opinions but his askbox was closed. But lo and behold! He answered it anyway.
Thank you both so much for the info, it really helps.
Imagine your first favourite character looking at a room full of your other favourite characters and shouting “I WAS HERE FIRST!”
pet trolls would probably sleep with little dolls of there owners
(2 versions because why not)