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Friday morning afternoon miscellany:

= Recs update:
[personal profile] unfitforsociety has been updated for September 2016 with 24 recs in 7 fandoms:

* 12 Star Wars
* 4 Avengers
* 2 Check, Please!
* 2 Ghostbusters
* 2 Stranger Things
* 1 Harry Potter & 1 Star Trek Beyond

= Pitch: The Interim
spoilers )

= Last night, [tumblr.com profile] twistedingenue mentioned how great a Check Please!/Sports Night crossover would be, and now I would really like to see Jack's big coming out interview be with Dan Rydell. ♥DAN♥ I am just saying. Also, while I'm at it with the crossovers that should exist, surely Ginny Baker should be on Sports Night and Isaac can be all stately and mentoring in public and secretly fannish about her. ♥ISAAC♥

= LUKE CAGE TONIGHT. I AM EXCITE. GIVE IT TO ME. I was talking about it with a co-worker yesterday and she was like, "We will convene on Monday to discuss!" so I guess I won't be parceling it out and making it last. Ah well, the weather is supposed to be chilly and rainy, so I guess that's all right.

= Speaking of fannishly inclined co-workers (though I haven't yet discerned the true nature of her fannishness beyond it existing), I thought the response was bad when I told non-internet people that I liked Jason Todd. That's nothing compared to the hilariously horrified reactions I get when I say, "You know, The Clone Wars actually made me like Anakin Skywalker." The recoiling that goes on then, and the clear marking down of my fannish intelligence, is pretty funny. Otoh, if she actually gives TCW a shot and likes it, I think we could have some fun chats. *hands*

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the jig is up, the news is out

Sep. 30th, 2016 11:40 am
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Avengers

and i love that here you live with me by [archiveofourown.org profile] tremontaine
Long, deliriously hot Steve/Bucky/Natasha in which they buy a house together and then christen every room.

I Could Walk Out, But I Won't by [archiveofourown.org profile] napricot
Bucky accompanies Sam on a road trip and they bond. Melancholy and sweet.

These American Dreams (ain't no white picket fences left for me) by [archiveofourown.org profile] kariye
Achingly lovely slow burn for Steve and Bucky.

who has no relevant place in his time by [archiveofourown.org profile] sandyk
"Yeah, we should do this at least a few more times," she said.

"It makes Steve so happy," he said. He pulled her back on the bed.

"That's reason enough," she said. Then she said, "I do like you."

"I know," he said. "Thanks for admitting that. I like you, too."
In which Sam and Natasha were dating before Sam ever even met Steve. <3

~*~

one bright moment is all i ask

Sep. 30th, 2016 11:33 am
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Star Wars

Cloak of Night by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade
"Kill me," he said. "Please."

"No." She refused to give him anything he wanted, even death.
AU where Vader survives after RotJ, and attempts to apologize to Leia. Sharp and sad.

Five people on StarKiller Base who didn't listen to Anakin Skywalker (and one who did) by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade
This is pretty hilarious right up until it isn't. It swerves away from what it appears to be doing, but since that swerve ends in a necessary bit of Anakin & Obi-Wan reconciliation, I'm good. *g*

i have been spared to mourn by [archiveofourown.org profile] mermaidism
Padme lives, but everything still hurts. Lyrical and sad.

in loco parexis by [archiveofourown.org profile] wreckageofstars
Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Ahsoka get de-aged and Rex has to deal with them. This is adorable with just the right touch of melancholy.

Incitation by [archiveofourown.org profile] disarm_d
I had some trouble believing Luke's characterization here, but the Finn/Rey/Poe parts are so lovely.

Ka Mate! Ka Ora! by [archiveofourown.org profile] kaasknot
A really thoughtful look at how the clones might create their own culture, language, and rituals.

Rosebud by [archiveofourown.org profile] Demmora
Han does something sweet for Leia and I am left a sobbing mess.

Second Circle by [archiveofourown.org profile] cognomen
Poe crash lands on a deserted planet and Finn and Rey try to find him in their own ways. Quiet with a touch of melancholy. And the porny sequel here: Tap for Luck (unfortunately uses "cum" for come)

A Teacher, She Has by [archiveofourown.org profile] Merfilly
In which Force ghost!Qui-Gon teaches Leia about the Force. Oh heart.

This Is Just To Say by [archiveofourown.org profile] aimmyarrowshigh & [archiveofourown.org profile] nichestars
Sweet and hot Finn/Rey/Poe with some mild aphrodisiacs thrown in.

went back and put up a fight by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladydaredevil
She probably shouldn't trust the wish-granting Sith artefact.
(In which Ahsoka makes a brave attempt at hugging the Dark Side out of Anakin)
SO MUCH HUGGING. IT'S SO GREAT. Ahem. Ahsoka gets sent back in time by a Sith artefact she finds on Malachor, and gets a chance to see Anakin and Obi-Wan again.

~*~

she goes where the rain goes

Sep. 30th, 2016 11:30 am
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Harry Potter

the last son by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
Lovely AU where Ron is the Boy Who Lived. Some things change, and some things stay the same.

~*~

Star Trek Reboot

Find It And Keep It by [archiveofourown.org profile] shinyjenni
The crew throws Jaylah a party before they leave and she starts at the Academy. *sniffle* Oh my heart.

~*~
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[personal profile] unfitforsociety
Stranger Things

Shadowplay by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nokomis
Eleven stands there, surrounded by friends, and for a moment it's like the light is back inside her, like she remembers how the sunshine felt on her institution-pale skin. Her dress is pink and the hem isn't muddy and the sleeves aren't stiff with drying blood, and she thinks if she flings her arms around them, if she reaches out, she might be able to touch them. Post-s1, El in the Upside Down. Oh honey.

stranger things than polyamory by [archiveofourown.org profile] trepan
Really well done Nancy/Steve/Jonathan.

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you get what you need

Sep. 30th, 2016 11:14 am
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Check, Please!

lost and found by [archiveofourown.org profile] nightswatch
Unspeakably adorable story in which Bitty leaves Señor Bunny at Jack's by mistake and Jack bonds with the bunny. Oh my heart.

Un ciel aussi rose by [archiveofourown.org profile] Stultiloquentia
Delightfully fluffy Zimbits. they're actually great at boats. <3

~*~
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Ghostbusters

Housekeeping by [archiveofourown.org profile] Jude
After the end of the movie, the Ghostbusters deal with even MORE complicated problems: setting up their business. Hee!

Third Floor by [archiveofourown.org profile] thingswithwings
Adorable Patty/Holtzmann.

~*~

fic: Spooning Leads To Forking

Sep. 30th, 2016 12:56 am
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
Title: Spooning Leads To Forking
Series: TF2
Character/pairing: Scout/Miss Pauling
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 3790
Summary: Scout is used to one-night stands and hook ups. He runs into some difficulty actually figuring out how to get the "dating" and "romance" part just right.
Author's note: There's a couple posts like this and this that never fail to amuse me on the subject of spooning.

Buck Turner is mentioned on one of Scout's items. In lore, he's a legendary runner who was was famous for sleeping with other men's wives.

Kink bingo: facesitting/queening.

Read more... )
musesfool: danny and rusty  (and the living is easy)
[personal profile] musesfool
Dear yuletide writer:

First of all, I want to say a big thank you for agreeing to write a story for me. I love all the fandoms I've chosen, so I will be happy with a story for any request. If you've already got a story in mind, then go for it! These are all just possible jumping off points if, like me, you like having prompts as a starting point.

Since it's entirely possible we don't know each other, I figured I'd give you some basics about me and some tips on the kinds of things I like/dislike in stories.

Where to find me: I am [personal profile] musesfool on DW/LJ, victoria_p/[archiveofourown.org profile] musesfool on AO3, and [tumblr.com profile] cacchieressa on tumblr, plus I have a recs journal at [personal profile] unfitforsociety.

Likes )

Dislikes )

To sum up, mostly what I want is for the characters to have fun hanging out with each other, because I love hanging out with them. If it can be described by the phrase "hijinks ensue," you're probably nailing it.

In all cases, if you have an idea that uses all the characters I've requested, that's awesome, but if you don't/can't, that's okay, too. Certainly my suggestions include ideas that may not use all the requested characters, so don't feel like you need to shoehorn someone in if it doesn't work with what you're writing.

2016
This year, I consciously chose to have a theme of con artists, grifters, and thieves in my requests, so if you are up for writing heist fic, I sure hope we get matched! If that is not in your wheelhouse (certainly, writing it is not in mine, though I love reading it), I've provided a bunch of other options, so I hope you find something here that sparks for you.

Specifics
In terms of specifics, I tried to expand a little in this letter about what I like about the source (actual request details are in italics, addenda in plain text). I hope you find it helpful.

Note: these are in alpha order by fandom; I really do want all of them, so don't worry about which one you match on - I will be happy with any of them!

The Middleman: The Middleman; Wendy Watson; Noser
details )

Ocean's (Movies): Danny Ocean; Rusty Ryan
details )

Six of Crows Series - Leigh Bardugo: Inej Ghafa; Kaz Brekker
details; contains spoilers for Crooked Kingdom )

A Year and A Day in Old Theradane - Scott Lynch: Amarelle Parathis; Brandwin Miris; Sophara Miris; Shraplin Self–Made
details )

Thanks again, dear writer! I hope you have a great [community profile] yuletide!

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gehayi: (cantilevered wheelchair (stacyx))
[personal profile] gehayi
FFT: Chapter 14--The Sea Witch

In which disability can only be cured by more disability, making fun of disabled people is treated as fine if the disabled people expect it; girls should totally use sex as a way of thanking complete strangers; and the plot causes Ket to NOPE out before the story even begins.

#all the trigger warnings #all of them

fic: see you at the bitter end

Sep. 28th, 2016 09:05 pm
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
see you at the bitter end (3712 words) by havisham
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Regulus Black/Sirius Black, Sirius Black & Remus Lupin
Characters: Sirius Black, Regulus Black, Remus Lupin, Andromeda Black Tonks
Additional Tags: Depression, Guilt, Ghosts, Sibling Incest, Canonical Character Death
Summary:

Sirius and his ghost haunt Grimmauld Place.




YO! You know, I haven’t posted a fic since May? Wicked long dry spell, yo. It was hard. Yeah, really hard. Couldn’t write a fucking thing. Went away so long that I’m sure all my subscribers are gone. (Did I have any subscribers? Well, if I did, they’d be gone.)

Anyway! Ghost incest! This was a journey. Thanks to starbrow for betaing. I don’t know. I have a lot of Sirius feelings. You understand.
musesfool: danny and rusty  (and the living is easy)
[personal profile] musesfool
Brooklyn Nine Nine: Coral Palms Part 2
spoilers )

What I'm reading Wednesday:
What I've just finished
Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, books 2 and 3 of her Grisha trilogy. I enjoyed each one a little more than the previous one, but that is mostly due to the introduction of the best character in those books, i.e., Nikolai. spoilers )

I don't know what the actual fandom is like, but the glimpse I had of it on Goodreads made me rapidly back away. I mean, people can ship what they like, I don't really care (I mean, I'll judge, but silently) but there was no way canon was going to go there (even if I was side-eying it for how it woobiefied the Darkling) and yet the outrage that it didn't was potent. smh.

And then I spent yesterday reading Crooked Kingdom, set in the same world but a sequel to Six of Crows. I loved these two books pretty much unreservedly - they might be my favorite thing I've read all year - because they are heist books, a genre I dearly love, so the scope is slightly smaller (though there is still a touch of saving the world, but only as an afterthought, and only because it might impact their revenue stream) and also because Kaz and Inej's relationship hits SO MANY of my buttons.

spoilers )

I mean, I enjoyed the plot a lot, too - it had a lot of moving pieces but I never felt like anything happened that I couldn't have figured out spoiler ) and also, spoiler )

You still have to sort of handwave the age thing - I just think of them as in their 20s instead of teens - but I enjoyed them tremendously. Crooked Kingdom does spoil the Grisha trilogy a little, spoiler ) but I don't think it matters a great deal.

And now I can finish the next draft of my yuletide letter. *g*

I also read the new(ish? it came out a year ago) middle grade novelization of Star Wars: A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken, which is nice mostly because it gives you a lot more Leia, from her POV even (though it uses the phrase "flipping a table" in her narration, and though I can easily imagine Leia wanting to flip a table and actually flipping a table, I can't quite get to the point of believing she'd use the phrase itself *hands*). I read it because I couldn't figure out when she became a senator, and it's not really clear even in the book, but the stuff in Just a Little Bit of History Repeating about the Emperor congratulating her on her pretty face (and her being a sensation on the holonet) comes from here.

And on the bus this morning, I read Star Wars #23, which I enjoyed, though I wish they'd clear up whether Mon Mothma knows who Luke and Leia's parents are, because of anyone still kicking around who isn't Artoo, she would have enough info to guess! spoiler )

(I mean, I still have to wonder what her reaction was when Leia was debriefed after the battle of Yavin and was like, "Luke Skywalker, the crazy pilot who destroyed the Death Star, brought Obi-Wan Kenobi to rescue me" - I mean, sure, the Empire can erase as much official history as it wants to, but it can't wipe out people's memories and Mothma was there. I mean, I'll accept that nobody ever questioned anything about Artoo and Threepio's ownership, as obviously Bail was good friends with Padme and there at her death, but come on! It's like, if someone said to you, "Eisenhower and this kid named McArthur showed up to rescue me," wouldn't you be like, "...!!!"?)

And huh, was there no new Darth Vader comic in September? Was that supposed to happen? Comics, your ways remain a mystery to me.

What I'm reading now
I'm rereading Crooked Kingdom right now, since I just finished it last night.

What I'm reading next
Ah! I don't know what I'll read in between, but the second Magnus Chase book comes out next Tuesday, so that's definitely next.

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moetushie: Asami channels Rosie the Riveter. (we can do it!)
[personal profile] moetushie
I was one of the 84 MILLION people who watched the first US presidential debates last night. I laughed! I cried! I got an ulcer! This election is just too much for me. I can't cope with it, but I also can't look away. It seems important, somehow, as if the fate of American democracy, such as it is, hangs in the balance.

My feelings about one of the candidates )

Anyway. It was nice to see Hillary kindly assist Donald Trump off several rhetorical cliffs. I enjoyed the moment when the audience started laughing when Trump said that he had a winning temperament. Ahaha. Yeah.

Anyway, to find solace and context, I turn to the two -- really, three, political podcasts I've been following this year. The oldest feed is the 538 politics podcast, which I followed in hopes of understanding the polls. Spoiler -- I still don't understand the polls. But I like their dynamic! I hope there's actually fic for them come Yuletide and that they never, never get to read it.

I like Glenn Thrush's Off Message podcasts because he seems to get really big names on it, but it's only once a week.

My latest political podcast addition is the Keepin' It 1600, with Jon Favreau (not the MCU actor/director, but the handsome Obama speechwriter) and other dudes talk about politics from an unabashedly Democratic perspective. I really enjoy listening to them, although I have a problem with... You know the sexist complaint sexists make when there are more than two women on a podcast? I, uh, kind of have that problem with these dudes. They all have very pleasant voices, but I can't quite pick them out of the lineup.

Except for Jon Lovett.

First episode I listened to, he dramatically declared his love for that Kenosha political operative, Reince Pribus, and I knew This Guy Gets It. He also worked for Hillary in '08, so there's a little bit of friendly friction there between him and the others. Plus, he screams a lot and honestly, it is the season for screamng. I am a fan. Well done, Jon Lovett. Well screamt.

i don't care if i never get back

Sep. 27th, 2016 10:14 am
musesfool: a baseball and bat on the grass (the crack of ash on horsehide)
[personal profile] musesfool
They say there's no crying in baseball, but I cried through the tribute to Jose Fernandez (even the Mets TV broadcast team cried) - that was the most mournful version of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" I've ever heard - and again when Dee Gordon hit that home run. I feel like they could have called the game for the Marlins then and I'd have been all right with it. I don't know how those guys managed to play nine innings. Otoh, I totally understand the need to have something to do instead of just dwelling on what you've lost, so I guess that's how they did it. I'd like the Mets to not lose the next couple to the Marlins, but I also can't really feel the same intensity about it as I would against another team at this point. I thought this was a lovely take on the situation.

In better news, I have Crooked Kingdom in my hot little hands, and now I am desperate to read it so I can finish writing my yuletide letter. *snerk* I guess there'll be more on that tomorrow in the Wednesday book post.

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fic: Are You Afraid Of The Dark?

Sep. 27th, 2016 04:31 am
bonnefois: ghost_factory @ LJ (Default)
[personal profile] bonnefois
Title: Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
Series: TF2
Character/pairing: Scout/Miss Pauling, Team ensemble,
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 10092
Summary: When the power suddenly goes out, Respawn is disconnected, and Miss Pauling begins to find a trail of bodies, each more brutally slaughtered than the last. It's up to Miss Pauling and the surviving mercenaries to figure out who has gone rogue and get the power up before there's nothing left of them to save.
Author's note: cottoncandybingo: power outage. Contains canon-typical gore. Started for Leidolette in Trick orTreat 2015, but it got away from me.

Read more... )
gehayi: (dragon & her wrath (angevin))
[personal profile] gehayi
FFT: Chapter 13--The Weaver

In which a mortal from Greek mythology is secretly a goddess AND a fairy queen; the female lead is as passive as Ana Steele; the villain wants to make the female lead his sex slave; the female lead is put on trial as a witch; and everything is the fault of the Inquisition and Baron Rothschild Wrathchild.

Also, this bears absolutely no resemblance to the myth of Arachne.

#warning: anti-semitism #warning: death/possible death #warning: do not want #warning: potential triggers #warning: rape/attempted rape #warning: sexism #warning: slavery (mentioned) #warning: threats (non-violent)
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
[personal profile] moetushie
It's HP, Sirius-centric, with slight Sirius/Regulus, 3.6K. Teen-rated. Could do with a Brit-picker too, but I don't want to ask too much.

Please & thank you.

let's get together and feel all right

Sep. 26th, 2016 10:40 am
musesfool: darth vader saying "He said what about his sister? Gross." (he said what about his sister?)
[personal profile] musesfool
Personally, I will not be watching the debate tonight. I don't need to feel any more anxious and nauseated about this election than I already do. I'll watch the Mets and feel uncomfortable about not wanting them to lose despite feeling like the Marlins should win after Jose Fernandez's tragic death. I just can't get over how young he was, and how much he'd already been through, and how much of his life was still ahead of him. I mean, Arnold Palmer was 87! At a certain point, it's sad, but you're like, he lived a great life, it's time to go.

also, L. has her first chemo treatment today, and I feel so helpless. *hands*

2016 can go suck an egg.

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Star Wars Rebels
spoilers )

Speaking of Star Wars, I posted a story yesterday:

Just a Little Bit of History Repeating (@ AO3)
Star Wars; Darth Vader & Princess Leia; AU; g; 3,735 words
"I'm in charge of security, Your Highness," Vader said, haughty and automatic, and had to shove away a sudden onslaught of memories. It was this building, he thought, and the presence of a small brunette senator with a smart mouth. That was all.

As I said in the note when I posted, there's a ton of these Luke & Vader get stranded and have to work together and bond etc. stories, and I love them, but I'm always like, but what about Leia??? And the truth is, you can't really have that kind of story within the OT timeline with Leia, because torture and Alderaan etc. So I set this before that, when she's still new in the Senate, and giving Vader a strong sense of deja vu all over again.

As the author *snerk* I can say that it was indeed the Emperor pulling the strings behind the scenes, for his own amusement, and in order to poke Vader in his sore spots and see what would happen; he didn't know about Leia's parentage, but he did pick up on the resemblance to Padme. What he didn't see was how he just orchestrated his own destruction, several years ahead of schedule.

(I guess this is where I confess that my super secret shameful Star Wars...secret is wanting some super dirty bad and wrong time travel Anakin/Leia that I will never ever write [because logistics of time travel make my head hurt] where they don't know! Anakin's like, she's cute and feisty and he figures he needs some experience before he meets Padme again! And Leia's like, I have no time for boys but he's cute and I'm never going to see him again [in my head he comes forward in time and Leia's at some kind of retreat for up-and-coming legislators? and they're both about 16, and they don't even use their real names! it's all very green worldy] so why not get it out of the way? But you as the reader are completely horrified at every turn! *facepalm*

Gosh, I can't believe I'm not deleting this, but eh, maybe I have finally given up on shame. Let the shunning begin.)


ANYWAY. I had this idea on Saturday and dinked around with writing it, but then I couldn't sleep so I was up early on Sunday morning and 3000 words later, there was a story. Originally they were going to be somewhere else, but I thought, no, it has to be Tatooine, for symmetry, but also because out in the Jundland Wastes, Obi-Wan is waking up in a cold sweat and has no idea why. If I do write a sequel, it will probably start with that. *snerk*

Speaking of whom, I have this other wip and Obi-Wan, who was previously Sir Not Appearing in This Story, has suddenly shown up and I'm like, 1. you are not supposed to be here and 2. I still have no real grasp on how to write you! at least it's not in his POV. I was going to delete and retrench, but then banter started happening and I am powerless to resist. Sigh. I guess we'll see if he sticks around.

Writing is hard!

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