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the shape smoke takes - poetic_leopard - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
“Do you want to try it again?” Neil asks.

Andrew tips Neil’s chin up, softly prying Neil's lips open with the hilts of his fingers and placing the cigarette in between them. “Breathe it in. Do it slow and make sure it reaches down into your lungs. You will feel it. Here,” Andrew brings Neil’s loosely curled palm up over the expanse of his own sternum and flattens it there with his hand. Neil detects the faint stir of Andrew's heartbeat.

“Hold it for five seconds and kiss me.”

Neil does as he is instructed, his every thought pirouetting around the phrase kiss me kiss me kiss me.

Andrew said it out loud. That makes it real.
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon 
5 days ago
candy floss
necromancy? u mean recycling

look b*tch if youre just sitting n rotting in your familys 10th century crypt and im fighting off giant spiders with nothing but my wits and a shortsword you dont need your bones for anything but i sure do so whats the problem
meta  ahahahaha 
9 days ago
Something, Nothing & Everything - TheBashfulPoet - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Neil Josten is yet another name in a long list of identities used to hide a boy long since dead from a past blood had been spilled to forget. Essentially, he is and always will be nothing. And yet there has always been one thing that made Neil Josten real: music. After his mother’s death, music and singing were the only things tying him the threads of reality by the strap of a well-worn guitar. Too bad he’s pretty sure that it’s also going to be the thing to kill him. Especially when Kevin Day, international rock star and blast of Neil’s past comes waltzing back into his life demanding he joins the upstart and infamous band EXY as its new vocalist. To make matters worse, Kevin’s unofficial shadow, Andrew Minyard with a rap sheet taller than he is has taken an interest in the lie that Neil Josten and has made it his mission to uncover the bloodied truth that lies beneath.

By all accounts, Neil should just pick up his guitar and disappear like he’s done so many times before, but the chance to be real and seen is almost enough for him to plant his feet for the first time in 11 years he’s been running. Going into the spotlight means certain death, but Neil’s just not so sure t
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon  trope:band 
11 days ago
Bill Vicars - YouTube
Learn ASL with Dr. Bill Vicars of ASLUniversity.
nonfic  education  language 
12 days ago
You go your way, I'll go your way too - emmerrr - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Neil tries to leave it as long as possible to make his first phone-call to Andrew. He figures the longer he can go without hearing Andrew’s voice, the easier it will be in the long run.

He doesn’t quite make it forty-eight hours.

(Five times Neil calls Andrew after Andrew has graduated, plus one time Andrew calls Neil)
fandom:allforthegame  futurefic 
14 days ago
Like A River - moonix - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Andrew was a statistical anomaly. He was both a Seer and a Squib, an unfortunate combination of genetic traits that still somehow got him into Hogwarts. He had both hands full babysitting Kevin Day, resident Quidditch prodigy, after the drama with Riko Moriyama in fifth year, and making sure his brother finished his last year of education after the death of their mother. What he did not need was another stray to take in – Neil Hatford, formerly Nathaniel Wesninski, prominent guest in Andrew's prophetic dreams with his blue, blue eyes and death omens flocking to him wherever he went. What he needed even less was to start pretending they were in a relationship, but then, Andrew never had been very interested in doing what was good for him.
fandom:allforthegame  au  fandom:harrypotter  fusion 
14 days ago
it takes three, you and him and me - softlightwood - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Nicky asks, “are you…I mean, what’s happening, Andrew? Are you okay? Because Kevin and Neil were just-”

“I know,” Andrew cuts him off. The flat, bored intonation of his voice makes it inexplicably funnier when he adds, “I have unfortunately saddled myself with two idiots who cannot keep it in their pants for more than five minutes at a time”

“Well,” Kevin huffs, indignant. “You don’t usually have any complaints”
fandom:allforthegame  pairing:kandreil  futurefic 
18 days ago
I'LL SHOW YOU THE REAL SUPERPOWER OF TEAM WORK!! — listlesslion: Twilight is even funnier if you try...
Twilight is even funnier if you try to imagine how many people probably thought Bella was a vampire.

“You’re from Arizona, and you’re skin is STILL that pale?”

“Yeah, I can’t be around blood, it makes me…squeamish.”

“I know she keeps saying Edward jumped in front of the van and that’s why she’s okay, but that makes even less sense? He wasn’t even near her anyway.”

“The hottest guy in school was absolutely mesmerized by her after like a week”

I know I promised not to talk about Twilight anymore but the concept that after going to school with the Cullens for however long, it took a week for Bella’s new classmates to jokinglypassaround rumors that She’s The Vampire is a take I never expected and that we needed all along
fandom:twilight  meta 
19 days ago
he ate this pussy like sunday brunch | the thing that pisses me off about 50 shades of...
the thing that pisses me off about 50 shades of grey isn’t that it’s twilight fanfiction, it’s that it’s bad ooc twilight fanfiction. the implication that edward would be into bdsm is so fucking dumb he’s a 100 year old virgin who cried and went into a week-long depression the first time he fucked bella he wouldn’t even consider the idea of fucking her until they were married because he didn’t want to compromise his virtue and you’re telling me he’s a dom? no, edward cullen has the most boring vanilla sex ever the only thing unconventional about the way bella and edward fuck is that bella tops and edward cries the whole time and bella gets fed up and goes to the other house to fuck rosalie and edward cries some more in his room alone
fandom:twilight  meta 
24 days ago
Not Quite (Instant Coffee) - ologist - Social Network (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
After Eduardo Saverin is kicked out of Facebook, he ends up in Atlantis, growing coffee.
fandom:thesocialnetwork  auofcanon  fandom:sga 
27 days ago
The Tyrant Lizard King
it’s sometimes hard to believe rasputin was real. like there’s no non-fucked up part of rasputin’s existence

basic (true) story: fanatical russian monk who has almost never shaved or washed and smells like goats shows up at the russian capital with a creepy look on his beardy face and everyone just assumes he’s a prophet or a saint because he’s got a cult following that believes he can cure illnesses. his stans are sexually obsessed with him and he gets just a fuckton of russian pussy wherever he goes cause apparently he can cure his true believers of illness with god-given dick magic. russia’s queen has him come stay at the palace and sets him up in luxury because she thinks he can cure her son’s haemophilia with the power of russian goat jesus, and they (allegedly) become lovers, probably, ‘cause she craves that unwashed goat-scented dick like the rest of his cult which she now  (allegedly) belongs to. 

then the worst assassins in the history of assassinations try to assassinate him, because all of russia is slutshaming the queen he has too much power over the royal family and it’s helping revolutionaries turn people against the royals. so these idiots have him round for tea and cakes which are poisoned with cyanide, but he is magically unaffected by poison they get the dose wrong and he doesn’t die, and then he drinks three glasses of wine, which are also poisoned, and he doesn’t die, so they tell him to look at a crucifix and shoot him in the chest with a revolver when he isn’t looking, and he doesn’t die, but they think he’s dead so one of them dresses in his clothes and gets driven to his apartment to make it look like he’s gone home to hide the crime, and when they come back he gets up and attacks them, so they stab him in the side with a knife, and he doesn’t die, and then he frees himself and runs outside, so they shoot him a few times more, including in the forehead, and they wrap his body up and chuck him in the icy river, and he doesn’t go into the water, so his body is found on the ice the next day. and get this…. he died…. of hypothermia.

additionally, everyone who wasnt in the party of getting rid of rasputin was pretty bummed out when they found him and his miracle dick dead the next day and there was a pretty bangin funeral of which the royal family themselves attended. however after the tsar was overthrown a few month later they exhumed his body and burned it because the new leadership was very adamant about making sure there were no ties left to honor the old monarchy. however this dudes body had never been properly prepped for a cremation which meant that under the extreme heat his tendons and ligaments began to retract and shrink causing his dead body to move and twitch around as if still animate. according to some testimony his body actually sat up straight on the pyre, and at least one spectator fired a gun at the body and another may have allegedly died of shock.
nonfic  history 
29 days ago
the busy heart
a quote from Selected Poems by Margaret Atwood.

‘You sliced me loose 

and said it was
Creation. I could feel the knife.]
nonfic  poetry 
4 weeks ago
So I've decided* that the only thing better than... - local rich person expert
So I’ve decided* that the only thing better than Politician’s Wife Ron Weasley is Ron & Hermione being a devistating political power couple like

Ron: I think I might quit and help George run the Wheezes.

Hermione: Oh… Well… If you’re sure this is what you want. If you’re sure. Then I guess it’s fine.

Ron: …did you involve me in your ten year plans without telling me again?

Hermione: You’d be Head Auror and I’d be Minister of Magic and nobody could stop us!

Ron: …okay give me the pitch.

(Harry is off happily teaching DADA at Hogwarts and scaring kids away from Dark Magic by telling them it’ll make their nose fall off like Voldemort so he’s been written out of Hermione’s plans)
fandom:harrypotter  meta 
4 weeks ago
mud-foot: au where uncle aaron doesnt die but he... - arrives @ your fandom 5 years late with starbucks
au where uncle aaron doesnt die but he has still just found out his favorite nephew is spiderman so now hes just kinda like :/ damn i guess i gotta be a superhero now

its like batman and robin if batman were the sidekick. hes just sort of following miles around dragging his scrawny little butt out of tight spots and yelling encouragement. 

Spiderman pulls his phone out during the middle of a fight and is like “Things aren’t going very well, can you come pick me up?” and less than ten minutes later the Prowler crashes his motorcycle into the Green Goblin’s face.
fandom:spiderman  meta 
4 weeks ago
i'm here right now (just be here right now with me) - Talls - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Neil first meets Andrew with a racquet to the stomach in a locker room when he's eighteen. Andrew first meets Neil with a hushed conversation on a beach in California when he's five. They still manage to meet on rooftops, fall in love, find family, and heal together, just not quite at the same time and definitely not in the same order.

(In other words, Andrew is the Time Traveler's wife.)
fandom:allforthegame  trope:timetravel  auofcanon 
5 weeks ago
annerbhp (The thing about Harry Potter as a character is...)
The thing about Harry Potter as a character is that he is insanely observant when he actually cares enough to pay attention. Meaning 90% of the stuff he deems unimportant flies over his head, but he makes these huge leaps of logic and intuition when he bothers to focus. Like in the books when it comes to anything relating to Voldemort or Death Eaters or People Not To Be Trusted (Draco, Umbridge). Growing up, he had to be able to see when a situation was going south long before the frying pan or Dudley’s fists came his way. But he also had to be able to ignore and tune out the constant flow of shit and neglect he was treated to.

If you think about it, for all the better aspects of Hogwarts, it still followed this same basic pattern. He had to pay close attention to the things trying to kill him (even classes took a back seat to this), but find a way to ignore and not acknowledge all the rumors and staring and people thinking he’s a prat or the heir of slytherin or a liar. I think this is why the arguments that Harry is a mushroom and notices nothing, and the arguments that he is deductively brilliant can exist side by side. He’s both. It’s also why, in my opinion, he tends to be ridiculously observant of Ginny once he starts to notice her as something important. She barely exists in the early narrative other than Someone to Be Saved. It’s also why Ginny can sometimes feel like she ‘comes from nowhere’ in the narrative. As far as Harry is concerned, she did come from nowhere. The switch in Harry’s brain went from Doesn’t Matter–Ignore to Very Important–Pay Close Attention, and BAM, there she was. Everywhere.
fandom:harrypotter  meta 
5 weeks ago
freeze frame - broship_addict, syari - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Andrew is a sports photographer with terrible coworkers, Neil is a professional Exy player who mixes reporters' tears with his electrolytes, Nicky thinks Andrew needs a boyfriend, and Kevin just wants to stop ending up as their third wheel.
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon  trope:reporter 
6 weeks ago
If I Tried - exactly13percent (superagentwolf) - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Neil is getting used to high school. He ends up getting used to a group of mismatched students, and he gets a little too used to one of them in particular.
Maybe enough to go to prom.
fandom:allforthegame  au  highschool 
6 weeks ago
An Assassin's Guide to Romance - gluupor, llheji - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
How to Inadvertently Woo the Love of Your Life By Being As Irritating As Humanly Possible: An Illustrated Step-By-Step Guide by Nathaniel Wesninski Neil Josten
fandom:allforthegame  au  trope:assassin  trope:bodyguard 
6 weeks ago
Placeless Destination - sunrise_and_death - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Traveler
noun

1. A person who is traveling or who often travels

2. One member of a linked set, known as a Pair, who can psychically interact with each other across vast distances
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon  trope:soulmate 
6 weeks ago
Careful Hands - fairietailed - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
“You’ll probably never meet them,” his mother said one day at a diner in Texas. It caught him off guard.

“What?”

“You’ll probably never meet them,” she repeated, nodding in the direction of the lilac bruise splashed across his forearm. “Your soulmate. You’ll most likely never live that long.”

“I know,” he said, and hoped that she believed him.

--

In which bruises and scars from your soulmate appear on your skin, and both Neil and Andrew paint each other like a canvas.
fandom:allforthegame  trope:soulmate 
6 weeks ago
Wooden jewelry Hair accessories for women hair by WoodBerryArt
Wooden jewelry, Hair accessories for women, hair forks
nonfic  tobuy 
7 weeks ago
Of the Same Stock - SanDoria, WriteThroughTheNight, neenya - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
They are in Spain for the Inquisition where they set fire to their nearly identical commendations, and in France for the Revolution where they both nearly lose their heads. They are in China, in Mexico, in England, in Egypt. They are in the trenches of WWI and the concentration camps of WWII, but the common thread of all of these is that they are together. Angel and demon, side by side, letting the humans write their own history. And if Andrew thinks sometimes of writing his own history down upon Abram's skin, of pressing lips and putting in the effort, of feeling with the one being he trusts...

Well, there's just nothing for it.

OR

Andrew and Neil are an angel and a demon respectively, and they still end up playing Exy.
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon  trope:angel  trope:demon  powers/magic 
7 weeks ago
Sleeping with ghosts - themythishuman - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
The fans like it, that’s what their marketing guys say. They say fans love the edge in his manic smile, the crazy that rises in his eyes and Andrew -Andrew can do nothing but laugh.

or

The Band AU where Andrew and his Monsters learn how to deal with notoriety while performing for an emo, grunge crowd. But what kind of musician has never experienced heartbreak? Not even Andrew, apparently.
fandom:allforthegame  au  trope:band 
7 weeks ago
The Lonely Hearts Hotline - Fatale (femme) - Shadowhunters (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“Hey there,” Alec says in the lowest, sexiest voice he can manage. It sounds vaguely disinterested but some people get off on that.

“Hi,” the voice says.

“Ready to have some fun?”

The voice makes a small, sad noise.

“Or not?” Alec tries hastily. He gets paid regardless of what they're talking about. “We can just chat for a while.”

“What’s your name,” the voice says finally.

“Uh, Chad,” Alec says. He was drunk when he picked his name, just as he was drunk when he answered the job wanted ad. He should have picked something sexy like Tristan, but he’s forever Chad now, the douchiest phone sex operator in history. He balances his bowl of macaroni carefully on his stomach and sneaks a quick bite.

“You don’t sound like a Chad,” the voice says doubtfully.

“Why the hell not?” Alec says before he can stop himself, mouth full of pasta.

“--are you eating?”

“No,” Alec lies and swallows.

 

---

Alec is a bored phone sex operator. Bafflingly, Magnus just wants to talk about music.
fandom:shadowhunters  au  trope:lawyer  trope:hooker 
7 weeks ago
Lucky - sunrise_and_death - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
At thirteen, he’d lived in eleven different cities, gone by as many different names, and seen his reaper twenty-eight times. Some people would have called him lucky.
fandom:allforthegame  powers/magic  auofcanon 
7 weeks ago
Heart Out - moonix - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Andrew and Neil switching phones by accident brings them closer together than either of them anticipated.
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon 
7 weeks ago
stability - Chapter 1 - undertow (cendal) - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
“Wait,” Andrew interrupts. “Let’s rewind. You’re writing love songs as a competition?”

“Kevin tricked me into it,” Neil mutters into his coffee.

-

In which Neil Josten's comfortable, predictable life is shaken up by the introduction of love songs, especially because his is meant to be about Andrew Minyard, the barista who manages to write everything but 'Neil' onto his cups and who has, for the past week, been making horse jokes at him because he found out that Neil eats oatmeal. Neil doesn't think that he can write this song about anyone else.
fandom:allforthegame  au  trope:band  trope:barista 
7 weeks ago
the bittersweet between my teeth - alaynes - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
In which Neil Josten is a Time Jumper, and everywhere he goes he keeps seeing one man.

Neil's throat dried; the sound of keys rang in his ears, but so did his voice.
Andrew Minyard stared back at him, expression inscrutable.
fandom:allforthegame  au  trope:timetravel 
8 weeks ago
You Knock Me Out - iaquilam - Dear Evan Hansen - Pasek & Paul/Levenson [Archive of Our Own]
The printer is whirring when he steps inside the lab; when he glances at it, the paper is headed with Dear Evan Hansen so he snatches it up.
Evan Hansen is hunched at one of the computer desks, logging out of his google docs account and chewing on his thumbnail. Connor watches him for a moment, struggling for something to say, and then blurts out, “So what happened to your arm?”

 

Connor Murphy doesn't kill himself. There's an overdose of pills that doesn't get taken, help that finally gets offered, and friendships formed through group chats and unlikely circumstances. And everyone learns to live for the moments that are full of a little bit of light.
fandom:dearevanhansen  auofcanon 
8 weeks ago
Different Wounds, Same Weapon - ungoodpirate - Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater [Archive of Our Own]
“Welcome to the Lynch family. Good for you that you can hold your own. It’s not easy being on Dad’s bad side.” Declan paused, brow wrinkled, and snorted. “It’s not easy being on Dad’s good side. Look how he treats Ronan.”

---

A Pynch and Lynch family AU in which Niall didn't die and Pynch met in college. A family exploration of well meaning but horribly flawed father, an over-accommodating mother, and brothers that care but just don't know how to talk about their goddamn feelings. Plus, the boyfriend whose the catalyst to some change.
fandom:theravenboys  auofcanon 
8 weeks ago
Don't Look Me In The Eye - EtoileGarden - Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater [Archive of Our Own]
Ronan is a sullen art student who is maybe on the verge of failing out of university. His teacher doesn't want him to, suggests he takes up a new class. There's a ridiculously good looking person in this new class, and that irritates Ronan.
fandom:theravenboys  au  college  trope:artist 
9 weeks ago
echolalaphile: spatscolombo: So I accidentally... - Madame Bomb
So I accidentally learned today about this thing where lots of people ship Carmen Sandiego and Waldo from Where’s Waldo?

And on the one hand I love it, because it’s silly and hilarious and you can learn about it and giggle and move on OR you can think about it for a long time and get really into it and that’s a great thing about the Internet

But it really grinds my gears that all the fanart visions of the couple I could immediately see on google showed this really conventionally gendered arrangement where Waldo is like leading/supporting Carmen or rescuing her?

And it’s like exCUSE ME I get that they’d be a cute couple because they’re both hard to find, and because why not, but like she’s an ex-detective criminal mastermind unbound by time and space and he’s a tourist who can’t find his map they are hard to find for VERY DIFFERENT REASONS and you cannot convince me that fucking adorable bespectacled soft butch brings-a-walking-stick-to-the-beach dazed and confused WALDO would be in the driver’s seat of that operation I mean GOD
fandom:misc  meta 
9 weeks ago
Got My Eyes On You - SpangleBangle - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
In which Neil is hot and distracting, Andrew is frustrated, and everyone needs a cold shower.
fandom:allforthegame 
9 weeks ago
I'm with Cupid - gluupor - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Neil is a reluctant Cupid who can't return home until he's finished his assignment. Unfortunately, the human he's been tasked with finding a match for is resisting all his matchmaking efforts. But Neil's not a quitter. He's going to make sure that Andrew Minyard falls in love whether he wants to or not.
fandom:allforthegame  au  powers/magic  werecreature 
9 weeks ago
I Had A Rule - EtoileGarden - Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater [Archive of Our Own]
“Aren’t you ever curious?” Gansey asked, voice hushed as he stood beside Adam in the bathroom at Monmouth.

Adam had come straight from work to Monmouth because Gansey wanted to go trekking around a new hiking track he’d discovered, and he’d gone to change in the bathroom. Gansey had come in to get a juice because apparently in this house there is no privacy. Ronan and Noah were out joyriding somewhere - if they had been here, Adam would have been more careful. As it was, Gansey had come in and gotten an eye full of the ink of Adam’s arms. Ronan had gone all out. He had tugged his shirt on quickly, but not quick enough.
fandom:theravenboys  au  trope:soulmate 
9 weeks ago
a month went by quickly. it didn't want to hang around. - Harry: I know it’s late and I am just going to...
Harry: I know it’s late and I am just going to spew a whole bunch of shit right now, but stay with me on this, because I think I might be on to something. 

Ron: Alright, mate, go for it. 

Harry: I think that THIS year I should be more proactive.

Hermione: Oh, yes, please. 

Harry: I think I should try to kill the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher BEFORE they try to kill me. 

Ron: …It’s worth a shot. 

Harry: I know, right? 

Hermione: NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
fandom:harrypotter  meta 
9 weeks ago
Four Roses, Neat - fuzzballsheltiepants - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Andrew's a reporter who just hit on the story of his life. Neil is his coworker who might not be what he seems.
fandom:allforthegame  au  trope:criminals 
9 weeks ago
Dead Man Walking - gluupor - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Nathaniel Wesninski, hitman for the Moriyama crime family, is Kevin's star witness in a legal case, but the Moriyamas have no intention of letting him live long enough to testify. Luckily, Kevin knows just the man who can protect him.
fandom:allforthegame  au  trope:criminals 
9 weeks ago
I Hate the Way I Don't Hate You - gluupor - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
"Great!" said Katelyn happily. "It's settled. We’ll bribe Neil to date Andrew so that I can date Aaron."

A 10 Things I Hate About You AU
fandom:allforthegame  au  highschool 
10 weeks ago
Light up the Sky - Millarca - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
When Uzumaki Naruto breathed his last, he didn’t expect to wake up in the world of the living again. He was old, and tired, and so, so ready to move on. And, well...he wanted to see his wife again, dammit.

But, of course, that wasn't what happened.

Why? Naruto screamed at the powers-that-loved-to-fuck-with-his-life-and-now-his-afterlife-too, with tears streaking down his cheeks, feeling cold, weak, hungry, and utterly disgusted.

Because you’re everybody’s bitch, Kurama helpfully supplied.
fandom:katekyou_hitman_reborn  fandom:naruto  auofcanon 
10 weeks ago
a half-hearted murder — The Foxhole Court
Extra content from the author

The Foxhole Court

Two sections here: the questions submitted by tumblr users, and a miscellaneous collection of stories & factoids pulled from the oft-neglected blog. The questions aren’t in any particular order, though I did try to organize them by subject matter. Ish. Once the dust is settled a bit I’ll try to find a better sorting system.
fandom:allforthegame  meta 
10 weeks ago
Trust Fall (And Welcoming Arms) - SpangleBangle - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Life goes on after the Foxes win the championship, and for Andrew and Neil it's uncharted territory with only each other for guides. Maybe it's time to put away some of those hard edges, and learn how to touch more softly, and speak more honestly. And if they falter, they have their family to help them get back on their feet.
fandom:allforthegame  futurefic 
10 weeks ago
pro exy, pro twitter au - jaylocked - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Neil Josten @njosten
@aminyardofficial did they skip English lessons at angry midget academy?
5:23 PM - 94,203 likes - 84,502 retweets

Andrew Minyard @aminyardofficial
@njosten i will fight u
5:30 PM - 84,302 likes - 68,394 retweets

(an AU where everybody plays Exy professionally, there is no backstory at all, Neil is technologically illiterate, and Andrew and Neil somehow develop a rivalry anyway)
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon 
10 weeks ago
edward elric solidarity — funny things Ed and Al do after getting their...
funny things Ed and Al do after getting their bodies back (a non-exhaustive list):

- Ed fcking decks anything with his right hand (and almost breaks it after a while) because he keeps forgetting it’s not made of metal and no ed you cant just crush a can under your fist anymore stop

- Al forgetting to wear affect on his face sometimes. He just sits while people are talking to him with a stone-cold murder expression and Winry and Ed constantly remind him relaxed face al! (sometimes just under their breath) and they soon learn to tell him by just a signal by tapping their cheek twice and he shakes his head to snap out of it and smiles because yes! he can smile again!

- Ed’s right arm isn’t as heavy as automail so sometimes gestures just go flying like he’ll lift a plate and accidentally fckin fling the plate across the room behind himself because he accounts for the weight of his automail by accident and moves with way too much gusto

- Al getting pneumonia because he keeps sneaking outside whenever it rains to fcking stand in the rain

- Ed just lifting hot things w/ his right hand without an oven mitt and burning himself

- Al usually sitting with his legs curled close to his chest or legs folded because he couldn’t do that in his armoured body and it feels so nice!! he feels so small!!

- Ed being ambidextrous since he was forced to master writing with his left hand and he perfects the art of drawing transmutation circles with two hands at TOP EFFICIENCY SPEED just because he can
fandom:fma  meta 
10 weeks ago
light fires at night (to push back the void) - inthesea - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
The first time Andrew realizes he wants to hear the words, Neil isn’t even doing anything. He’s just sitting there, staring at the horizon with that stupidly dramatic faraway expression of his, and letting the cigarette burn down between his fingers all the way to the filter — an outrageous waste of good nicotine, if you asked Andrew.

(Or: 20+ times Andrew and Neil say I love you, and one time they say it out loud.)
fandom:allforthegame  futurefic 
10 weeks ago
together - badacts - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
A collection of filled prompts from my tumblr. Or, things go wrong in a variety of ways and then are fixed by the power of an established and stable relationship.
fandom:allforthegame 
11 weeks ago
Color Oracle - Astrodienst
Color quiz determines how you're feeling
nonfic 
11 weeks ago
coin toss universe - SashaSea (SHCombatalade) - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
A sort-of AU that follows the professional careers and media misadventures of Andrew and Neil.
fandom:allforthegame  futurefic 
11 weeks ago
Better Than a Grave or a Hearse - iaquilam - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
“What do you think of the Ravens’ new player?”
“He is nothing to me,” Andrew says, staring up at the ceiling, and then amends, “he can’t keep his mouth shut.”
Renee hums in agreement. “He doesn’t seem bad for a Raven.”
“Guns don’t seem bad until you shoot them.”
“Do you think he’s going to end up shooting someone?”
"I think that anyone who can’t keep their mouth shut is a liability and a danger.”
 
Or, Riko is hellbent on bringing Kevin back to the Nest, Andrew is hellbent on stopping him, and Neil Josten is hellbent on making problems for everyone involved.
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon 
11 weeks ago
they used to shout my name (now they whisper it) - PuckB, badacts, broship_addict - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Neil is a bound witch on the run, making a choice between fleeing, slavery, and death. To Andrew, he looks like a useful weapon - at first.

It turns out that ‘useful’ isn’t all he is.
fandom:allforthegame  au  powers/magic 
11 weeks ago
Doe & Josten: Deductionists - SpangleBangle - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Andrew Doe, rude but brilliant consulting detective, thought he had no need of a partner as he worked slowly away at dismantling the largest crime family in the country, helping out with other cases on the side to relieve the tedium. That was, until a scruffy runaway with a stupid amount of secrets stumbled into his life. Or, more accurately, broke into his kitchen.
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon  trope:detective 
11 weeks ago
Locked Room Mystery - rivkat - Smallville [Archive of Our Own]
for daria234: Smallville futurefic where President Luthor, due to threat of natural disaster, is stuck for hours with that annoyingly ethical reporter Clark Kent. Since Lex is smart and Clark is a crap liar, once they're alone in a room together, Lex figures out that Clark must know something about him pre-memory-loss. Basically, Lex is brilliant and there's loads of UST (or ST that gets resolved ;) but also suspicion or antagonism.
fandom:superman  fandom:smallville 
12 weeks ago
You Made a Monster Out of Me - basicallymonsters - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
He realizes that everyone feels exactly the same way he does, filthy and buzzed and understood and angry. His eyes find Andrew again, sober but animated like the drums are a live wire and he’s electric.

He thinks, if he could be part of this, if he could stand in the middle of the stage in a garden full of monsters, and sing the audience’s veins open, he would never need another drink, or another moment on court.

Prompt: Andreil in a rock band setting – tattoos, harsh lighting, calloused fingers, Andrew’s sweaty arms, Neil’s striking blue eyes, someone’s excellent voice, an uncomfortable undercurrent of drug abuse.
fandom:allforthegame  trope:band  au 
12 weeks ago
Jus Ad Bellum - seperis - X-Men (Movieverse) [Archive of Our Own]
One Rogue. Two timelines. Three personalities. Every possibility. Rogue discovers who she is, could have been, and everything she can become.
fandom:x-men  trope:dimension_travel 
12 weeks ago
we're just strangers - whenwordsflyoffthepage - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
AU where Neil is in witness protection but still ends up an Exy junkie, Andrew doesn’t play Exy and needs a fake date to Allison and Renee’s wedding, the Moriyama’s aren’t criminals but Riko is still a dick, and Kevin has been living with his father since age 17 and just wants his friends to stop being dramatic so he can play Exy in PEACE
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon 
12 weeks ago
Signing on the Line - andrewiel - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
When Neil Josten is offered a position as a starting striker for a professional Exy team, he feels like all of his dreams are coming true. He signs the contract, not caring about the strict morality clause that controls who he can and can't date in the public eye.

Then he meets Andrew Minyard, the top-ranked goalie of a rival team, and then Neil thinks he might just have to care after all.
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon 
12 weeks ago
In Which Neil Josten is a PR Nightmare - CoverYourEyes - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
Eve was not the best person in the world. Sometimes she didn’t hold the elevator open when she saw people rushing to catch it from the other side of the lobby. Cutting the line at Starbucks was a semi-regular action.

But Eve did not deserve to be Neil fucking Josten's publicist.

**********

Or, the one where Neil does what he wants, picks fights with reporters, discovers Twitter, breaks the internet, and really shouldn't be allowed out of his house.

Andrew does nothing to discourage him.
fandom:allforthegame  futurefic 
january 2019
Katelyn Ohashi - 10.0 Floor (1-12-19) - YouTube
Katelyn Ohashi - 10.0 on Floor Exercise (1-12-19)

Amazing gymnastics routine
nonfic  vid 
january 2019
A shinobi is one who endures | Okay I’m sorry but I’m rewatching the chunin exams...
Okay I’m sorry but I’m rewatching the chunin exams arc and with how overdramatic and fake edgy Gaara is there is NO WAY his siblings don’t mock him for it as petty revenge the second he stops being a psychopath. Baki asks him where he’s going and his completely straight faced response is “to remind myself I’m alive” like okay ebony darkness dementia ravenway, it’s all fun and games now, but it’s not gonna be so edgy when your older brother uses this line to clown you every time he leaves a room for the next 2 and a half years.
fandom:naruto  meta 
january 2019
i do what i want
remembering that kakashi was fuckign 26 years old when he got assigned team seven is blowing my mind right now. I was naruto’s age when I got sucked into this shit and now I’m kakashi’s and like,,,I get it. my man got assigned the generation’s WORST of the WORST gremlin children and he did the best he fuckin’ could. he nearly dies on every mission because sasuke refuses to go to anger management and naruto is so dumb he probably can’t even read. he’s got like 7 summons that are dogs and he could be spending all his time with them but is he/?? no. he’s got a sharingan making him so Perpetually Exhausted it’s a straight up medical condition and he has to spend all his free time restraining the two finalists of Konoha’s Next Top Orphan from getting people killed instead of like….teaching them. 26 years old and all that unbelievable bullshit. god. and!! then when he finally gets to take a fucking nap they make him hokage I honestly can’t believe he did it. wasn’t even 30 fucking years old. I can’t believe he didn’t leave the damn village himself.
fandom:naruto  meta 
january 2019
a switchblade is my preferred weapon - badacts - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
The Foxes take on an injured Kevin Day, and get a Raven-trained backliner with a point to prove into the bargain.
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon 
january 2019
a screaming romance goblin
So we know how two of the favorite superhero peril tropes are A) Threaten a Loved One and B) Villain unwittingly taking the in-civvies Hero as a hostage. Venom and Eddie’s situation presents an opportunity for a special hybrid of both.

Because honestly, both Venom and Eddie have all the subtlety of a firework stand in a bonfire and X Evil Organization is bound to tail the burly man-eating monster to Eddie’s home and

Goons, breaking down the door: Alright Brock, no more games

Eddie: What

Goons: Don’t play dumb here, Eddie. We know the truth and our employer is determined to have a long, violent chat with the bastard eating all of his men. So we’ll make this simple for you:

Goons: Where is your 10 ft tall cannibal boyfriend?

Eddie: 

Venom, inside Eddie: Eddie. Eddie, tell them where he is

Eddie, going thru every stage of grief and inventing new ones: ………………..um

Venom, all up in Eddie’s everything, every slime cell of him laughing to tears: Tell them where your boyfriend is, Eddie 
fandom:marvel  meta 
january 2019
And We'll Be Running - allyasavedtheday - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
It had been six months ago when Kevin called him, sounding drunk off his ass and on the verge of a breakdown, begging Neil for help. Andrew Minyard, guitarist for The Monsters, had been assaulted by his old foster brother and it finally convinced the courts to take him off the mood altering medication he’d been taking since almost two years prior after an incident where he’d defended his cousin from a bunch of homophobic assholes outside a club.

At the time, he’d had nothing else going for him so he said yes. It was just meant to be something to do for a few months. Now, well, he doesn’t really want to leave.
fandom:allforthegame  au  trope:band 
january 2019
spiderman loves you - owlinaminor - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) [Archive of Our Own]
Or: how to figure out if your son is actually Spiderman without letting him know that you suspect he’s Spiderman because you want to make sure you’re right about him being Spiderman before you ground him for the rest of his adolescent life.
fandom:spiderman 
january 2019
so hold me tight (or don't) - SashaSea (SHCombatalade) - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
It turns out that being in a fake relationship with someone for both four weeks and thirteen years takes up far more of Andrew’s time than he thought.

All in all, pretending to date Neil Josten feels very much like actually dating him. Until it doesn’t.
fandom:allforthegame  auofcanon  fake!boyfriends 
january 2019
a month went by quickly. it didn't want to hang around. - everyone: Harry don’t do something stupid year 3:...
everyone: Harry don’t do something stupid

year 3: [blankly] why would I do something stupid

year 4: /I/ don’t do stupid things. Stupid things are just done… by me

year 5: SOMETHING STUPID!? LIKE WHAT, EXACTLY!???? LIKE WHAT IM DOING RIGHT NOW!?????!?????????????

year 6: [seen at 1:52]

year 7: stupid times call for stupid measures
fandom:harrypotter  meta 
january 2019
Latchkey Child - KING (pelted) - All For The Game - Nora Sakavic [Archive of Our Own]
The segment’s title declared EXY’S DARLINGS - WHERE WILL THEY GO FROM HERE? in a yellow banner along the television screen's bottom. It was a spotlight feature on where Kevin Day and Riko Moriyama were planning to go after their high school graduation. Of course they were expected to join the best, but a few reporters speculated on favoritism from the Raven’s coach if they signed on at Edgar Allan, and if that’d impact the Exy prodigies’ relationships with their potential teammates.

Usually his mother would box his ears for looking at anything Exy-related, but he changed the channel long before her shower finished, the black ink on a younger Day’s cheekbone haunting him worse than the date in the corner.

( Neil wakes up seven years younger, and, slowly, takes matters into his own hands. )
fandom:allforthegame  trope:timetravel  auofcanon 
january 2019
The Dawn Will Break Before You - thepartyresponsible - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
“Okay, heartbreaker,” he says, “how much to put the tires back on the car?”

Jason rolls his eyes and gestures at him with the lug wrench. “Why don’t I just beat you up and steal your money? Is this the first time you’ve been to a bad part of town? Don’t show me your wallet, asshole. Come on.”

The man heaves a heavy, aggrieved sigh and starts pulling out bills. “Five hundred?” He tries. “Six? We can go to an ATM.”

“You are mugging yourself,” Jason says, oddly impressed. “Holy shit.”
fandom:batman  fandom:ironman  auofcanon 
december 2018
Try to Freeze Time - thepartyresponsible - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
The circus has a way of evening people out. Everyone looks the same when the lights center on the stage. The whole audience, just blank shadows, staring in. Everyone looks like nothing.

Someone like this, though. Someone like him. They’ll throw off that nothing before they get back to whatever pampered bed they crawled out of. Everyone else stays nothing, but, for people like that, it’s just a temporary state.

Clint doesn’t mean to watch him. It’s just that he keeps catching Clint’s eye.
fandom:avengers  fandom:ironman  au 
december 2018
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