Hunter has just recently discovered the wonderful phenomenon known as Teen Wolf, so I told him I’d make him a must-read Sterek rec list; this also fulfills the promise I made ages and ages ago to rec some of my all time favorites; two birds, one stone, voila! Gay love.
oh god where do i even startOKAY top ten just kiddingfifteen, but not in any particular order, they are all equally fab
(side note- there are many more, especially AU’s, that I’m not reccing you because I think you should start relatively in canon).
Open the Door by Renay, R
Required reading for sterek initiates. Hilarious and wonderful.
By Any Other Name by entanglednow, NC-17
They both have magically induced amnesia. Sounds corny, it’s really not. They end up on the road together Winchester style; it’s dark and poignant and honestly made my heart ache a little. Also incredible sex scenes, like wow.
DILF by twentysomething, NC-17
Let me tell you about how cute this fic is. Really fucking cute. Derek’s a dad and Stiles is his son’s kindergarten teacher, my teeth literally rotted this is so sweet. And also really hot, like c’mon everyone wants to see Derek with kids.
When The Highway Takes Me by paxlux, R
A post-apocalyptic story that reminds me eerily of The Road in some ways, it’s really beautiful in a subtle sort of way. Fic aside, it’s one of my all-time favorite pieces of writing.
Every Step You Take by Nokomis, R
Oops! They’re magically bound to one another! Hijinks and emotions, on no! ensue.
(Sacred) In The Ordinary by idyll, NC-17
This one is loooooooong. She meant it when she said it was “slow-build,” but along the way there is so much incredible detail about the whole pack’s adult life, and there’s an amazingly plotted story line separate from the romantic aspects. And when we do get there? Soooo worth it.
A Fool For Fire by thebatwiggler, NC-17
Please. I can’t even. So perfect. So many emotions. Just read it. Your heart will break. Only 2 chapters are on the archive, but Batty gives us updates periodically here.
Beltane, by DevilDoll, NC-17
So Stiles with magic is one of my all time favorite AUs. Also incredible magical tattoos? Yes, please. Also anything by DevilDoll because she’s literally perf. Read everything by her.
All Things Together and Under the Earth by ahab2692
This one gets the award for sheer mastery of the English language. It’s like poetry in prose form.
The Strong Scent of Evergreen by rubykatewriting, NC-17
My all-time favorite gender-bend. Stiles is a girl, but no less Stiles for it, and it’s also a mates fic yes please and thank you.
The Difficult Kind (series) by scoutshonor, NC-17
Stiles graduates from high school, and life goes on from there. Incredible plotting, and so many emotions I literally cried ten times or more. B e a u t i f u l.
Wayward and Down by affectingly, NC-17
Magic!Stiles! Trolls! Lydia being a badass! Soulmates! Pack bonding! Every one of my favorite things all in one fic! Also affectingly is amaaaazing.
There Is A Brotherhood by minusoneday, NC-17
The ultimate college AU. FRATS, MAN. FRATS.
Building Blocks by Lisztful, PG-13
I’m all warm and fuzzy inside because packmom!Stiles :))))
Found The Place To Rest My Head by Lapin, R
There are selkies in the lake, but more importantly it’s Derek’s POV and it’s gentle and gorgeous and I have a lot of emotions about it.
***BONUS: shamelessly explicit porn that literally made my head explode like how what i don’t even know you’re welcome
Professional Misconduct by Habenero, NC-17
AU where Derek is a masseuse and yeah, it’s basically like that porn movie you just thought of. Like, wow.
I signed up for the Cap/Iron Man Reverse Big Bang 2013 over at livejournal and my art got claimed by the amazing Copperbadge. He proceeded to write an incredible fic based on it - an 616 AU set during the Prohibition called “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do” - and I couldn’t help drawing a couple of scenes from it.
The second picture is the one from the original claims which inspired the fic and the other four are then based off Sam’s writing.
It’s been an AWESOME adventure and I really have to do this again sometime.
How can someone stand behind abortion, when you have a life inside of you that God created for you? How can you say that this life isn’t worth it? If you can’t take care of the baby for whatever circumstances than there is always adoption available to couples who can’t conceive, but still want the joy of being parents. OPEN YOUR EYES! God has bigger plans for us all that we don’t even realize the picture.
Excuse me but it appears your baby is actually upside down
Did you take Sex Ed freshman year because babies come out headfirst
Hi, OP! As someone who was given up for adoption, allow me to call bullshit on your little post there! You see, when I was adopted, I was a white-skinned, healthy, neurotypical infant, which basically put me at the top of the list, right underneath white-skinned, healthy, neurotypical MALE infants! There’s only one kind of infant people wanted to adopt more than me! I was SOOO lucky! But if you actually bothered to look at the information readily available on the interwebs, you would be aware that the majority of people who are forced to rely on abortion for family planning are poor people and people of color. Of course, those two demographics intersect, thanks to the institutionalized racism of our society! Neat huh?!
Of course, even babies of color are not in high demand with couples looking to adopt. Many who do want to adopt outside their race choose to go outside the country, where laws are less strict and the process is often less expensive. Of course, most of the infants adopted this way are obtained in unscrupulous fashion, but who cares about that when you’re saving a little Korean or African baby from the horrible fate of growing up in Korea or Africa??? And all those children who have birth defects, are born with diseases or disabilities, or have other issues… WELL. Who wants to invest that kind of expense and time? Why would you adopt someone broken, LOLOL?!
Granted, there are some wonderful people who understand the system a little better, and make it a point to try and give POC and disabled children a good home. But they make up a very small fraction of potential adopters! This difference in supply and demand leaves a lot of children stuck in the foster system, where their chances of being adopted diminish with every passing year, and their chances of being physically or sexually abused INCREASE! Isn’t that wonderful?
And of course, we haven’t even talked about the person who is giving birth to the baby! I know you probably think pregnancy is a wonderful, happy time, and for some people it is, but it is also one of the greatest health risks a person can take. I love my son very much, and from the day I found out I was pregnant with him, I wanted him! But I also nearly died giving birth to him. You see, I had pre-eclampsia, the most commonly fatal birth complication in the world. My blood pressure was 180 over 130! At twenty-two years old, I was actually headed for a stroke, hah hah! How funny is that? And all it took was missing a single pre-natal appointment during which my blood pressure rose to dangerous levels and my body tried to kill both me and my son. Those seizures sure were fun, as was the emergency c-section performed without anesthetic! And being chained down while the operation was performed, because I was delirious and wouldn’t stop trying to fight off the doctors, that was a BLAST! It was great for my husband too, since he almost lost his wife and child in just forty-five minutes. You can imagine how thrilled he is at the prospect of me ever getting pregnant again. Babies are certainly cute, but pregnancy can have massive health complications, and I know it’s such a bummer, but they are PERMANENT. :( My abdominal muscles never recovered from being hacked through with a scalpel, and the flood of hormones caused by late pregnancy have changed things from heartburn (never used to have it, now, all the time!) to my emotional reactions (I cry when I see pictures of kittens now. I used to be tough). These are changes I did not ask for, cannot control, and cannot fix! And many people go through worse! I know, right? Unbelievable, but go look up the word ‘episiotomy’ and then look up ‘birth rape’ and I’m afraid you’ll find some stuff that just isn’t very shiny. Plus, the studies actually show that people who carry a baby to term, give birth, then give it up for adoption suffer HIGHER rates of post-pregnancy complications like post-partum depression and post-partum psychosis, general depression, and other mental health issues. Adoption actually isn’t good for the person giving birth at all!
I’m afraid the picture you chose to use there is also pretty disingenuous. I know, I know, it seems like nitpicking. I’m not trying to be mean! :( But that picture shows a fully developed, viable infant, and most abortions are performed when the fetus isn’t even a fetus - it’s a blastocyst. That’s just a clump of cells. Seriously! You can totally find pictures on the interwebs and they’re not even gross, LOLOL! Later-term abortions are usually performed because of health complications, though some of our intrepid state legislators are trying to change all that! They care so much about people who are pregnant, you see, that they want to force them to carry dead or dying fetuses inside them until their body either becomes infected while it rots in their tummies (this is called sepsis, and it makes people very sick, and can even kill them!), or forces it out naturally in a gush of blood and fluids! Isn’t that so caring of them? I’m so glad they’re around to make those decisions for me! And if a pregnant person is not allowed to terminate an unviable fetus, in some states, they have to carry the child to term, give birth to it, and then watch it die in their arms because its lungs weren’t developed, or its brain formed outside its skull, or any of a million possible birth defects that will kill you just as quick as lickity-split! Isn’t that wild?! Of course, these people go through terrible grief, and as I mentioned, some of them may get sick and die from not being able to abort dead or dying fetuses. But I guess that’s just A-okay with you, huh?
Basically, I think before you suggest adoption as a universal alternative, you should actually go do some research on adoption. And before you condemn abortion, you should do some research on abortions - not the stuff your church is giving you, the stuff the real doctors are saying. Go to Planned Parenthood (if they haven’t all been closed down, ROFLMAO!) and request whatever information they have on the process, the statistics of who has abortions and why… and actually, all of that is on the interwebs! Isn’t technology AMAZING?
And in closing, since I’ve been asked this question many times and I know it’s coming? Yes, I realize I am here talking to you because I was not aborted. But the thing is, if my mother had chosen abortion, I wouldn’t know the difference, so it wouldn’t matter to me. And if she decided that choice was best for her, then that choice would have been best for her, and I would never want to take that choice away from her. As it is, since I was given up for adoption, and since I have seen the statistics on how badly people who give their children up for adoption suffer, I have spent much of my adult life worrying about her, whether she’s healthy, whether she’s okay, and feeling that if she did suffer from any of the common post-birth symptoms, it is at least partially my fault, even though she made that decision on her own. Which is silly, I know, but at some point, all children have to stare down the consequences of their parents’ having them. For some, that’s poverty. For others, a life-time of their parents struggling to treat and care for a severe illness or disability. For others, it’s wondering if their mother ever got over giving them away, and wishing you could reach out and assure her that it’s okay, she doesn’t have to be haunted.
May your birth control never fail!
Sonneillonv deserves a mother fucking standing ovation here.
Don’t care if this is OT for my blog.
I wanted to add that many adults who want to adopt can’t for several reasons. They can be denied because they’re a single parent, because they have a criminal history, even because they work too many hours and won’t be home enough. Reputable adoption agencies conduct lengthy screening processes including home studies. They require several letters of recommendation. And adoption costs A LOT of money. It’s a fallacy to believe that for every child eligible for adoption, there’s just a family waiting to scoop them up and save them. In reality, the majority of these children will end up in foster care (or worse — homeless, sold to sex traffickers and child traffickers). Giving birth to child you will not raise means there’s a very real possibility that your child will be shuffled around to different abusive homes until they age out or run away. This issue is not black and white, so don’t pretend like it is.
- A fellow adoptee
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.