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So ...I follow just enough porn tumblrs that I can't check my dashboard in front of people in case of sudden NSFW content, but I forget that there is NSFW content because 90% of it is gifs from my tv shows or fanart of anime I am nostalgic about or awesome political tirades and then suddenly I remember why it is I should not be checking my tumbr in class, in the library, in front of my baby cousin.
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One of the weirdest things about growing up is seeing that people around me have matured. For example, some of the kids who were whiny brats when I left for college have grown up and matured and now do things like take care of the littler kids and entertain them at Asian parties, and otherwise act like adults. People who I grew up with who I will always remember as That Annoying Kid Who XYZ seem to have made something of themselves and make thoughtful posts on FB or otherwise express behavior that indicates they've grown out of their juvenile behavior.
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Cut for spoilers for all Tortall books; also spoilers for Dawn Cook's Decoy Princess/Princess at Sea duology )

I also finished reading Terry Pratchett's Snuff recently. Loved it (I always love Vimes books, much like I always love Witches books) but it's not going to make my list of favorites, I don't think.
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... I already know that there's no possible way The Boys' Night Out Job will be anywhere near The Girls' Night Out Job in awesomeness. How could they possibly compete?
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This week is apparently the week for crossovers in my TV shows?

<3 Leverage/Office
<3 Community/Glee
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Finally got my hands on and devoured Heartless by Gail Carriger (even though I should have spent all weekend outlining for finals!), and absolutely LOVED it even if SPOILERS! )
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Mastiff by Tamora Pierce
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Heartless by Gail Carriger
last Demon's --- book by Sarah Rees Brennan
Red Glove by Holly Black

It's like I wasn't paying attention, and then suddenly all my authors came out with books while I was away, and I'm only just now realizing!
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Was feeling kind of headache-y/glum so I rewatched the last episode of Guai Xia Yi Zhi Mei (怪侠一枝梅) to cheer myself up.

Cut for spoilers, I suppose? )
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If you want a long, epic-length Doctor Who fic detailing River Song's life from River Song's point of view, I just finished reading A Life Full Of Spoilers by Irony_Rocks, and it was absolutely lovely. It's all about how River Song's life does and does not work out, the adventures she goes on with the Doctor and the ones she goes on independently of the Doctor, and I think it basically manages to fanwank, handwave, and/or better explain most of the problems I have with her timeline in canon. I'd give you specifics, but that'd be a Spoiler -- go read for yourself! :D
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So a year ago (around?) I complained about the way Vampire Diaries tried to make Stefan ~mysteriously knowledgeable~ because he knew such dates as the years World War II and the Korean War started and ended, the year the Civil Rights Act passed, etc.

I felt that this should be common knowledge, or at least, not especially ~surprising~, given these are also dates/years I could have rattled off at his supposed high school age.

I was proven wrong last night, when 2-3 of my (law school-age!) classmates tried to argue with me that World War II ended in 1946.

This is like when I got annoyed with the heroine of Julie Kagawa's book (something faerie-related -- I don't remember the name of the book) because I felt that her best friend named Rob Goodfell --> quite obviously was Robin Goodfellow, a.k.a. Puck and similarly felt like this should be common knowledge and couldn't believe it was taking her SO LONG to figure this out.

Of course, things that other people consider common knowledge are things I have no clue about -- example: I'm still not terribly clear on who Cher is, just that people express shock when I admit this.
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You know, I like Bones, I really do. It was the first crime procedural I got hooked on, and even now, after I've dropped NCIS, I've dropped Castle, I've dropped Hawaii Five-O, I've dropped Psych, but I'm still watching this season of Bones because I have a lot of affection for it and all its characters. And I really like the Bones-Booth dynamic in terms of the emotional/rational divide.

Spoilers for tonight's episode )

In other words, Bones, I want to love you. It would be really easy for me to love you. Just stop punishing Bones for being awesome.
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not-fanfics, some that I shared with my friends on Facebook

Spoilers up to the most recent episode )
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Dear Fanfics,

I love you. This is probably a bit forward of me to admit this, considering there are so many people that read so much of you, and I'm sure you hardly know who I am amidst the millions of fanfic readers in your day-to-day life (which, when I broach fanfiction with RL people I meet, I have so far encountered five people who read fanfic for every one that doesn't), but I couldn't go another day without telling you.

Today, for example, I read a lot of absolutely brilliant Sherlock fanfic today (I highly recommend etothepii on AO3 for all the AU!verse, fusion, and otherwise amazingly well-written fanfic. Start with the Sherlock/Addams Family crossover.). I haven't really been excited about Sherlock fanfic in a while (you know how it goes, new fandoms distract your attention), and then suddenly I fell in love with Sherlock fanfic all over again.

Plus, earlier this week I downloaded a whole bunch of fanfic from AO3 to my Kindle, and reading fanfiction on the subway felt so AWESOME, like I was secretly doing something super subversive. Although when my friend flipped through the fanfic on my Kindle, I didn't realize that she had gotten to the ONLY sex scene in the entire 10k+ fic, and was semi-mortified when I realized. This is just like high school when my dad picked up the book I had left bookmarked on my bed and I later realized that the book had been been bookmarked at the graphic rape scene that was again, the ONLY sex scene in the entire book. It's like the universe conspires against me or something.


The point is, I'm just feeling a lot of love for fanfiction in general today. I swear, reading well-written fanfic can brighten up my day SO much, and I have a folder in my gmail for every single Kudos, Favorite Story, Review, or Comment I've ever gotten, labeled "Validation" because going through the kind words can cheer me up when I'm blue.

And because fanfiction is AWESOME, I thought, why not finally get around to the second day of the 30 days of fanfic meme?

2 – Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.

That's a lot, actually ... )



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