Shadows & Pheromones: Part One

Finally! The promised Khan/Molly omegaverse crossover fic.

This was originally meant to be a one shot but it grew in the telling. Should be four-five chapters long, it’s mostly written with a few sections to be fleshed out.

Thanks to my betas Rhi, Twiggy and Lindsey.

I’m not sold on the title so if anyone has a better suggestion I’m all ears.

Also on AO3 (and FFnet when it cooperates)

The first day of spring brought a shadow into Molly Hooper’s lab at St Bart’s hospital. Or rather, a man who looked an awful lot like a shadow.

He was already inside when she stumbled in with a cup of canteen dishwater (or tea, as they optimistically described it), ready to set up for the morning. All she could see was his back, his arms crossed behind him as he stared out of the window. Broad shouldered, swathed in black leather, precisely cut black hair, and a rigid posture. Beyond that, there was the trace of an unusual scent, one she’d never noticed in the lab before. Like a blast of Arctic air, fresh and cold and faintly herbal.

Chances were he was from Starfleet. Their archive wasn’t far away and most of their medical assessments were performed here, rather than keeping a medical office of their own in the city. Daft buggers were always wandering in and assuming this had to be the right room because the lab was about the only place on this floor as well equipped as a Starfleet office. “Excuse me?” she asked tentatively. “Are you lost? This is Pathology. Doctor Cureton’s office is down the hall—lot’s of people get confused, it’s—”

The shadow turned and the words died in her throat.

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Or I could go with that perennial favourite Oh Bondage! Up Yours!

It's the hair, has to be. It's probably why I liked his look in Breaking Dawn. He needs to sport that hairstyle more often

madmediamaven asked:

I feel this very important issue should be raised with your local government representative.

Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.

– Kiera Cass (via maxonshreaves)

Resorted to looking through song titles to name this story. Tempted to call it Sabbra Caddabra and have done with it.

Pushing Daisies AU: After Ned’s power is discovered, he is caught, taken away, and experimented on [based on]

Ever since I was a kid, I’d have this dream where somebody would find out what I could do. It starts off with lots of ice cream and balloons and ends with a small white room where little bits are cut out of me until there’s nothing left to cut.
CAN WE TALK ABOUT MIDDLE EASTERN WITCHES AND WIZARDS THOUGH. AND HOW THEY'RE SPELLS WOULD OBVIOUSLY NOT BE LATIN, GREEK OR ANGLO SAXON, BUT INSTEAD LIKE ANCIENT PHOENICIAN, OR SOMETHING. AND THAT THEIR TIES BETWEEN SPELLS AND MAGIC WOULD BE STRONGER SINCE THEIR WORDS ARE MORE ANCIENT AND FAR OLDER SO THEY'D BE WAY MORE POWERFUL???? SORRY FOR THE CAPS?????

strawberrypatty:

avatar-trisana:

amarielah:

bramblepatch:

shiraglassman:

avatar-trisana:

thejewsareinspace:

thecompleteillustrated:

petrichorlore:

petrichorlore:

NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR CAPS. PHOENICIAN SPELLS. ARAMAIC SPELLS. LANGUAGES MUGGLES DON’T KNOW ANYMORE THAT HAVE BEEN PRESERVED THROUGH WIZARDING SPELLS IN LITTLE POCKETS OF THE WORLD. SOURCE LANGUAGES NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO ADAPT OR CHANGE ANYMORE BECAUSE THE LANGUAGES HAVE DIED AND PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO CAUSE LIKE, A NUCLEAR FALLOUT. IM SO EXCITED THANKS FOR THIS.

 (the-writers-ramblings

Witches in secret pockets of Morocco who’ve been casting spells with ancient spices long before wands came about. Warlocks in Egypt who knew the double, magical, meaning behind hieroglyphics. A dead language? Latin and Ancient Greek have NOTHING on hieroglyphs. The veritable cacophany of ideas and spells and magic that the trading routes brought in. The Phoenecians with their many-striped sailboats proudly displayed Persian potion ingredients alongside spelled fishing nets woven by Palestinian wizards. Syrian magical folk meet Greek ones, and realize they can best communicate in the Ancient Greek all serious magical students learn. Curly heads bent over ancient spellbooks, and people stare as they converse in a language not spoken for hundreds of years.

Excuse you but can we not forget the jewish lore masters, poring over their tomes in hebrew and aramaic, preserved from their exiled homeland into the diaspora.

And the development of a syncretic magic in yiddish that mixes the subtle lore and subtle word power of the exiled levantines with the raw brute force of germanic magics. — how else did the golem?

DIASPORA SYNCRETIC MAGICS

jewish wizards offering house elves clothes in accordance with the slave laws

jewish wizards using golems as grunt labor

JEWISH WIZARDS

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Yes to the Yiddish spells, too ;-)

Jewish wizards offering clothing to house elves and then constantly debating among themselves whether using a golem or other magically-created entity with some semblance of sentience for manual labor for years or decades is essentially the same thing as keeping a magical being for the same purpose.

See also: endless debates about whether one can use magic on Shabbat, and what sorts of magic qualify as “work”. Like, does it count if you enchant an object ahead of time?

Also debates over the extent to which Divination counts as the “witchcraft” detailed in the Tanach. Actually, I bet there’d be scholars compiling detailed tractates about which spells are kosher, using extensive biblical commentary.

JEWISH WIZARDS HAVING THEIR OWN EXTENDED TALMUD. HOW HAS THIS NEVER OCCURRED TO ME BEFORE??

Magic is a natural extension of the self; Therefore, one should be allowed to use magic on Shabbos. You might put restrictions on what kind of magic, and brewing potions (even ones that don’t require heat) and using wands…

I wrote a paper for a Harry Potter conference on foreign wizardry and how the systems of magic must have evolved to be completely separate entities that have very little in common. We’re only seen a TINY portion of the wizarding world and for the most part it’s Western European. I like to imagine Bill Weasley had to extensively train for cursebreaking in Egypt, because you can’t just waltz into a tomb, wave your wand, shout Latin and expect it to work.

I also love the idea of foreign magics being a bit wonky in a duel against each other because they’re not quite compatible. Like, it’s really hard to block a spell from a foreign wizard because you don’t understand exactly what you’re blocking against.

God, so many foreign wizard feels.

I want to post a thing but first I must name it.

And then I must write a summary for it.

Woe is me.

sleepingwiththekings:

anythingifuckingwant:

sedimentarysyndicalist:

kropotkink:

sedimentarysyndicalist:

youknowyourebritishwhen:

The Definitive Stereotype Map Of Britain And Ireland

shit cats?

manx cats. presumably ‘shit’ because they don’t have tails.

I’ve found my new home

excuse you but i am not a wanker, i haven’t taken a bus in years

"liam neeson" hahaahahah. I am liam neeson

I am FIGHTY and grew up in GOBBY. This is a winning combination.

sleepingwiththekings:

anythingifuckingwant:

sedimentarysyndicalist:

kropotkink:

sedimentarysyndicalist:

youknowyourebritishwhen:

The Definitive Stereotype Map Of Britain And Ireland

shit cats?

manx cats. presumably ‘shit’ because they don’t have tails.

I’ve found my new home

excuse you but i am not a wanker, i haven’t taken a bus in years

"liam neeson" hahaahahah. I am liam neeson

I am FIGHTY and grew up in GOBBY. This is a winning combination.

smart-ass-pun-here:

me whenever wearing a dress

deducecanoe:

You know, I am quite a literalist and this has always been my solution to this particular problem. However, there is a signal to noise ratio. Let’s consider the water signal. It’s what we want. It performs a specific function in keeping us alive. Air is noise. It’s everywhere. While we need it to stay alive as well, since it is everywhere, it’s presence in the glass is not as valuable as if we had a full glass of water, which would hydrate better than half a glass of water, and half a glass of air. Especially since you tend not to breathe the air in the glass while drinking the water as you can’t drink and breathe at the same time. While this exercise is meant to teach something about optimism, I am not an optimistic individual. I am a realist. It is what it is. The glass is both half full and half empty, and currently contains half of something less economically valuable because it is available everywhere around us at no cost. Compared to the water, which takes up half the container (it neither half-fills, nor half-empties the container—it’s presence as half the container is constant) is a rarer commodity. We pay for tap water. Water from other sources may not be drinkable. Since this is a glass, we will assume the purpose of the water in this glass is for drinking and sustaining hydration is a human being, since other creatures drink out of bowls, etc. Even though the oceans are filled with it, water drinkable by human beings is a rarer economic commodity which makes it, in this instance, more valuable than air. Of course, if you were in a place with no air, since you can survive longer without water than air, air would be the more valuable commodity in the immediate sense, and half a glass of air would be of intense value. However, since most human beings do not get enough water, the most logical solution would be to take the glass which is occupied by 50% water, and fill it the rest of the way to the top, displacing slightly less than 100% of the air in the container, then consume the water, thus giving the user 1/8th of the daily recommended water intake for an adult human. Assuming the glass is an 8 oz glass, of course. And since nature (and politics) abhors a vacuum, air will rush into the glass, and the glass will be 100% full with air. Thus the philosophical exercise has no meaning other than illustrating how human beings really need to up their water-intake from half of a glass to a glass that is filled entirely with water instead of contemplating things that don’t really matter. A pessimist is just a realist that people find annoying. Thus endeth the lesson.

deducecanoe:

You know, I am quite a literalist and this has always been my solution to this particular problem.

However, there is a signal to noise ratio. Let’s consider the water signal. It’s what we want. It performs a specific function in keeping us alive. Air is noise. It’s everywhere. While we need it to stay alive as well, since it is everywhere, it’s presence in the glass is not as valuable as if we had a full glass of water, which would hydrate better than half a glass of water, and half a glass of air. Especially since you tend not to breathe the air in the glass while drinking the water as you can’t drink and breathe at the same time.

While this exercise is meant to teach something about optimism, I am not an optimistic individual. I am a realist. It is what it is. The glass is both half full and half empty, and currently contains half of something less economically valuable because it is available everywhere around us at no cost. Compared to the water, which takes up half the container (it neither half-fills, nor half-empties the container—it’s presence as half the container is constant) is a rarer commodity.

We pay for tap water. Water from other sources may not be drinkable. Since this is a glass, we will assume the purpose of the water in this glass is for drinking and sustaining hydration is a human being, since other creatures drink out of bowls, etc. Even though the oceans are filled with it, water drinkable by human beings is a rarer economic commodity which makes it, in this instance, more valuable than air.

Of course, if you were in a place with no air, since you can survive longer without water than air, air would be the more valuable commodity in the immediate sense, and half a glass of air would be of intense value.

However, since most human beings do not get enough water, the most logical solution would be to take the glass which is occupied by 50% water, and fill it the rest of the way to the top, displacing slightly less than 100% of the air in the container, then consume the water, thus giving the user 1/8th of the daily recommended water intake for an adult human. Assuming the glass is an 8 oz glass, of course.

And since nature (and politics) abhors a vacuum, air will rush into the glass, and the glass will be 100% full with air.

Thus the philosophical exercise has no meaning other than illustrating how human beings really need to up their water-intake from half of a glass to a glass that is filled entirely with water instead of contemplating things that don’t really matter. A pessimist is just a realist that people find annoying.

Thus endeth the lesson.