The Oddbox Playlist - songs for a story about a semi-famous YouTuber and the cute guy from New Zealand he falls in love with [Aidan/Dean]
1. my only swerving - el ten eleven // 2. dissolve me - alt-j // 3. whistle - flo rider // 4. let’s go surfing - the drums // 5. flaws - bastille // 6. electric feel - mgmt // 7. a-punk - vampire weekend // 8. best day of my life - american authors // 9. rather be - clean bandit (feat. jess glynne) // 10. i would do anything for you - foster the people // 11. riptide - vance joy // 12. sweet disposition - the temper trap // 13. odds are - barenaked ladies // 14. passenger seat - death cab for cutie
“Should we try getting a few more hours?”
“I can sleep on the plane. I’d much rather kiss you instead.”
Aidan snorts but allows Dean to cup his cheek in his hand and kiss him again. This time, he remembers to savour it.
Just a little doodle for The Oddbox Playlist. (it’s awesome, go check it out)
TITLE: Annual Leave
PAIRING: Aidan Turner/Dean O’Gorman
(Part of the Baby Mine universe)
Right, start with a bit of back story: at Christmas I had to drop out of university due to extenuating circumstances. It was absolutely awful but, at the time, the only option available to me.
However, financially I’ve been left in something of a pickle and now I owe a lot of money to several different people. While I accept responsibility for some of this, a lot of the debt is due to me being quite unfairly fucked over by the powers that be.
It’s looking hopeful that I’ll have a job soon but that would not even begin to cover the costs, especially when considering I need money to live on too. I was really looking forward to going back to university in September but unless I get myself out of this mess, that isn’t going to happen.
So as a last resort I am asking for any help and assistance you could possibly give. There’s a donate button on my blog but I know that few people are in a position to give money and receive nothing in return so I’m also going to be opening up commissions for fics, the details of which are here. It’s the only thing I can think of that I could justifiably sell, so that’s what I’ll be offering…
…as well as my absolute deepest and sincerest gratitude for anyone who chooses to help out or even just spreads this message around to others. I would really, really appreciate the support.
Fic by Heather
Prompt word by Hel: “mermaid”
Roadtrip series part 4/?
Their brief two-night spell in Amsterdam goes by in a haze of booze and decent weed (although Fili does insist that they check out the Anne Frank house, the Portuguese Synagogue and the flea market during the day time). Then they pack up their bags, say ‘afscheid’ to Amsterdam, and continue onto their next destination – Copenhagen.
They arrive by Tuesday lunch time, after splitting up the eight hour drive with a night’s rest in Hamburg. It’s a gorgeous day – the sky is a brilliant blue and the sun shines bright, sending fractures of light dancing off the water and making the colourful buildings glow.
Fili’s camera doesn’t leave his hands all day.
TITLE: Sweet Dreams
PAIRING: Aidan Turner/Dean O’Gorman
SUMMARY: When Aidan wakes up from a nightmare, only one thing can calm him down again.
(Part of the Baby Mine universe)
We’ve had SO much fun writing this so far, and we’ve got loads of content lined up for you guys :D thanks loads, I’m really glad you’re excited, my lovely! x
Hello and welcome to the The Oddbox Playlist!
And, since this is a story all about technology, we figured what better way to tell it than through a whole ton of different social media? So, while the main bulk of the story will be told through regular written narratives, we’ll also be including Tweets, Facebook updates, Instagram pictures, Skype conversations and more – all under the (fake) usernames of the boys themselves.
Given that, in this AU, Aidan is a YouTuber, some of the story will also be told through ‘videos’. Due to our lack of personal correspondence with the boys, these won’t be actual videos, just descriptions which – if all goes to plan – will make it seem like you’re ‘watching’ his latest YouTube upload along with everyone else.
Now for some not-so-fun but nonetheless important information: naturally, none of the social media accounts involved are real or in any way affiliated with the actors involved. Please do not reblog any of the Tweets or Facebook updates, lest people not following the story see them on their dash and become, understandably, confused. It’s all pure fictional fun ‘n games. (To read more about that, you can check out the disclaimer page here).
Starting tomorrow, we’ll be posting regular updates of this story, at least two or three times a week. So as not to overwhelm the ‘Aidean’ tag, only narratives will go in there. If you’d like to follow the story as a whole and see every update (recommended, since vital parts of the story will be told through things other than the narratives) feel free to track ‘Oddbox Playlist’ or simply follow the blog itself!
Well, that’s about all. If you have any questions or comments throughout the story, please send them to our personal blogs since we can’t publish any asks on the fic blog itself. In spite of this overload of information, we hope this all made sense and that you’ll enjoy reading the story as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it.
Heather & Katy
Fic by Allopoppet
Prompt word by Susie: ‘Tiger’
Roadtrip series part 2/?
The journey from their home in the North of England to their first stop in Amsterdam takes just under half a day – that’s nine hours behind the wheel, not even counting the ferry from Dover to Calais part way through. They split the journey in half: Kili drives from their flat down to the port and Fili does the European side.
Despite the fact that they’re both exhausted from the early start, the trip begins well. The sun is up, the sky is blue, there’s nary a cloud to be seen, and the boys can’t help but be in high spirits. Kili drives with the windows down, so that the wind rushes through the car and sends his hair wild, although Fili pulls his hoodie tighter around himself and complains that he’s cold. They both sing along to whatever song bursts out of the radio, and any lyrics they doesn’t know, they make up.
However, once they cross into mainland Europe, things start to go a little downhill.
fic by Allopoppet
Prompt word by Jordan: ‘Paint’
Roadtrip series part 1/?
They’re on a beach in Cornwall when Kili first suggests it.
“I think we should go away for a bit.”
Fili snorts and throws another rock into the sea as the waves crash and foam around their ankles. “I thought that was the whole point of these trips. To get away.”
“No, I mean we should make a proper holiday of it. Take a month out, go travel Europe for a bit or something.” The pile of sand in the gap between Kili’s outstretched legs grows bigger as he sculpts it into a mound. He looks up at Fili and shrugs, and although he might play it off, the pleading desperation in his eyes is pretty obvious. “What do you think?”
Fili sits back on his hands and hums, then scratches thoughtfully at his beard. “I’ll have to see if I can get the time off work.”
He barely has chance to think before there are arms thrown around his neck and he crashes to the ground with the sudden weight of his younger brother. Fili lets out a laugh and curls his arms around Kili’s back as they lie there in the sand. “Alright, alright! It’s not going to be any time soon, mind – we actually need a plan, plus some money would be pretty nice too.”
“That’s fine. I don’t care.”
They lie on the beach, discussing countries they want to visit and things they want to see until the sun begins to dip below the horizon, sending busts of pink and orange across the water.
Then, at the start of August, their road trip finally comes to life.