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nobody knows I'm a false berry
16 August 2014 @ 05:06 pm
Does anybody have any idea why my lj layout is suddenly all in italics? I didn't change anything and it just decided that what I really wanted was my flist all in italics. I now have the most emphasised lj in the land.

Anybody know of a nice, simple bit of code I need to tweak to fix it? Thank youuuu.

(It's flexible squares, customised, but it's been a lonnnng time since I did anything with it, so if you need any more info, or the code or whatever, I can certainly go and find out.)
 
 
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nobody knows I'm a false berry
14 August 2014 @ 10:48 pm
Snowpiercer: Springtime in Winter by [archiveofourown.org profile] bosssuet - Edgar/Curtis, teen. Nobody ever really gave Edgar the talk, but he manages to figure the important stuff out with a little bit of help. Very nice. All that fore-shadowing and back-shadowing and all the things we know and Edgar doesn't... yum.

Snowpiercer: Play-Fighting in the Cold by [archiveofourown.org profile] collie - Grey/Gilliam, Grey/Edgar, explicit. Grey's story. From the tail, all the way to the front. Nuanced and clever. This was really something. I think the author really captured the desperate hope and the desolation on the train.

Snowpiercer: The World Apart by [archiveofourown.org profile] eviscerates - Curtis/Grey, teen. Curtis remembers when Grey was born. No one would have missed him then - Either of them. This was beautiful but it hurt.

Edge of Tomorrow: Eternity by [archiveofourown.org profile] Walker98 - William Cage/Rita Vrataski, teen. William Cage spends years in the loop fighting the Mimics. On their defeat he wishes for nothing more than a life with Rita. But he will learn his encounter with the Omega has forever changed him. A lovely story filled with what ifs and maybes. (Although perhaps a smidge terrifying if one overthinks it and lets one's imagination run off into the distance...)

Avengers: But We Can Try by [archiveofourown.org profile] hetrez - Steve/Bucky, gen. Bucky said, "These are love letters, Rogers. You've been drawing me love letters." This is so lovely. Oh, boys.

Avengers: The Last Love Song of Anthony E. Stark by [archiveofourown.org profile] jibrailis - Tony/Steve, explicit. After contracting an Asgardian virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve. omg loved this. It was quite a ride. I loved the strong, hesitant Steve, the landscape the author painted of their journey through Asgard, and Tony's deterioration, how he loses track of who he is, how he doesn't trust how he feels. Beautifully written.

Crossover: Stargate: Atlantis & Star Wars: The Dark Side by [archiveofourown.org profile] astolat - John/Rodney, explicit. "You're not a very good Jedi, are you?" the Sith Lord said. "Oh, excuse me, I am an excellent Jedi," Rodney said. FABULOUS. Silly and clever and dark and just fucking FABULOUS.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/235508.html
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nobody knows I'm a false berry
20 July 2014 @ 10:59 pm
Inception: Patience, a Steady Hand by [archiveofourown.org profile] Helenish - Arthur/Eames, explicit. 821 A.D. Arthur is in the nightmare business. Eames is a thief, a liar, and versatile with a pen. This fic should either be a really bad romance novel or a kind of awful non-con slave fic... but it ends up being marvellous and well-rounded and satisfying. Fantastic world-building, and I loved that the author took their difficult beginnings, with some serious problems between them, and managed to craft it into this believable relationship, the two of them finding balance and a good life together.

Hannibal: Slip the Veil by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ningengirai - Will/Hannibal, explicit. He misses me, Will thought. He wanted what could have been, so much. This fic is quite incredible and utterly fascinating. I think the author nailed the characterisation and I can really see the two of them coming together like this. Almost like Hannibal mellowed and Will found his cannibal groove. ... why is this a good thing again? :D

Almost Human: this is the road to ruin, and we're starting at the end by [archiveofourown.org profile] everybodylies - John/Dorian, gen. "How long was I out?" he asks as two men come into focus above him. "Um..." says the one with long hair and sunken eyes, "uh... s-seven years, two months." This was both lovely and a bit heartbreaking. Nicely done.

Teen Wolf: Amor Fati by [archiveofourown.org profile] alocalband - Derek/Stiles, explicit. When Stiles gets thrown into the bank vault about twenty minutes after him, Derek isn’t even surprised. Where they are totally fated to be together, and it's amazing. I love how the author took the idea of fate throwing them together and ran with it, gave it a reason, and let them figure out how to be together. Lovely.

Avengers: Still Better than I Spy by [dreamwidth.org profile] out_there - Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, gen. Stuck in a lift together. AD. OR. ABLE. There need to be so many more stuck in a lift together fics.

Thor: Music of the Spheres by [archiveofourown.org profile] Saucery - Loki/Heimdall, mature. A young Loki takes to visiting Heimdall. Glorious and fascinating. I think I could read the two of them talking for hours.

The Fast and the Furious: It's Hard to do These Things Alone by [archiveofourown.org profile] electrumqueen - Brian/Dom, Brian/cars, teen. Brian doesn't lie to cars. He doesn't lie to Dom either, but that's a newer development. This has a really lyrical, magical vibe to it. I loved the idea, where all the members of the crew are special in their own ways, and it was unlike anything else I've ever read in this fandom.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/234951.html
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08 July 2014 @ 07:24 pm
So after that last ep of Teen Wolf, who is writing Lydia/Deputy Parrish fic? It clearly needs to happen, definitely somewhere he's not entirely happy with, naturally still in uniform, and god knows she'd show him a thing or two. So who's on that?

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/234735.html
 
 
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nobody knows I'm a false berry
05 July 2014 @ 12:49 pm
Saying No

Fandom: Almost Human
Pairing: John Kennex/Dorian
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 10,191 words

Summary: When he tried to figure out why Dorian did some of the things he did, John's brain had a tendency to go off into logic loops or stall out completely.

Beta: the marvellous missyjack. Thank you so much for helping me out.

A/N: I've only seen the episodes once, so anything that doesn't fit in exactly with canon, or with the daft order they aired the episodes... accident or design, man, who can tell?

Read here on dreamwidth

Or read here on AO3
 
 
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nobody knows I'm a false berry
16 June 2014 @ 07:43 pm
Does anybody work as a cabinet maker, furniture maker/restorer type person, or just work with wood and maybe sell things and manage to make money at it? If so, will you please take a moment and tell an unhappy but hoping for better girl all about it? How you got your experience, any training, if you work for someone or for yourself, stuff like that. Please and thank you. I'd be really, really grateful for any input.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/233853.html
 
 
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07 June 2014 @ 07:40 pm
Has anyone ever had a problem where suddenly and randomly a whole lot of sites had bolded text? I'm running the latest firefox on windows 8, and randomly today a whole lot of sites went BOLD. This is intensely annoying as it throws off the eye, particularly on gmail where it now looks like all my mail is unread when it isn't. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling arial (for some reason this is a thing), changing things in firefox options and desktop personalise, and everything else I found in forums and the like, and nada.

Anyone else had this problem? Did you find a solution?

ETA: a system restore fixed the problem. omg such an annoying process. grr.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/233029.html
 
 
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nobody knows I'm a false berry
07 June 2014 @ 12:20 pm
WAIT. WAIT.

I JUST GOT THE MEANING OF THE ORSON CRUSHING ALL THE BEETLES STORY. ORSON IS GEORGE RR, THE BEETLES ARE ALL HIS BELOVED CHARACTERS, AND WE'RE TYRION, THE SCHMUCK WHO CAN'T STOP WATCHING AND OBSESSING EVEN THOUGH WE WEEP FOR ALL THE POOR CRUSHED BEETLES THAT WE ARE SO INVESTED IN EVEN THOUGH WE SHOULD KNOW BETTER BY NOW.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/232737.html
 
 
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nobody knows I'm a false berry
03 June 2014 @ 11:49 am
Who is your Doctor?
David Tennant. Even with all the scenery chewing and the messiah complex. I love him and I miss him and I still have complicated timey-wimey dreams where he comes back and saves all of time and space.

Who is your Doctor's companion?
Very hard to choose. I have a great soft spot for Martha Jones, but if I absolutely had to pick, then Donna Noble, because she won me over so hard, she was so good for the doctor, she came so far, learned so much, and then lost it all. Gah.

Who is your Batman?
Hm. Perhaps the first Michael Keaton, because who knew that would work so well? If not, then Adam West. Ha.

Who is your Cat Woman?
Michelle Pfeiffer was spectacular. But so was Eartha Kitt. But I may have to go with Michelle Pfeiffer.

Who is your Sherlock Holmes?
I think I'm going to surprise myself here and say Jonny Lee Miller. I love how they've played with the SH story, and I think of all the recent incarnations they take themselves the most seriously but also have a great sense of humour (despite how fun parts of the Guy Ritchie movies were).

Who is your fictional female federal agent? (eg, Dana Scully, Audrey Parker, Olivia Dunham, etc)
Olivia Dunham. So strong, so competent, so good.

Who is your Robin Hood?
Is it wrong that I still love the Kevin Costner version?

Who is your Maid Marian/Marion?
Kate Lonergan! No question.

Who is your Bond?
Sean Connery, because c'mon. Although I do like what Daniel Craig has done with him.

Who is your fictional female assassin? (eg, Natasha Romanov, various incarnations of Nikita, etc)
Natasha Romanov methinks.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/232432.html
 
 
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nobody knows I'm a false berry
01 June 2014 @ 12:14 pm
Almost Human: One of the Crazy Ones by [archiveofourown.org profile] starandrea - John Kennex/Dorian, mature. omg, I love this fic SO MUCH. It gave me everything I wanted from a John/Dorian story and more. All their lovely bickering and flirting and figuring out how they work together, with case fic involving Dorian having to be with John 24/7 for protection, and great world-building and looking at the issues of building robots who are just like us. I think this is my favourite fic in this fandom.

Hannibal: Better Days by [archiveofourown.org profile] wanttobeatree - Will Graham & Hannibal Lecter, teen. Will tries to reverse time. (Five ways the teacup might have come together.) Post-finale. Chilling and perfectly perfect.

Teen Wolf: (Not an) Egg Baby by [archiveofourown.org profile] the_ragnarok - Derek/Stiles, explicit. Where there is a changeling baby and male lactation and Derek not really having a problem with that. Glorious. Hot and wistful and funny. All good things.

Captain America: the Winter Soldier: though i know the river is dry by [archiveofourown.org profile] defcontwo - Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers, PG-13. Bucky Barnes had a protective streak a mile long and the Winter Soldier thinks -- the Winter Soldier thinks, all right, let's start with that. So lovely. Great anticipation building up to their meeting again.

Avengers: How The Light Gets In by [archiveofourown.org profile] singalellaby - Steve/Natasha, teen. Losing his sight may mean Steve can't fight alongside the Avengers, but he's still a super soldier. Natasha just needs to remind him of that. That was so awful and so lovely. The author did a great job showing us how Steve was dealing.

Community: Shadow Seduction and Filmmaking by [dreamwidth.org profile] rionaleonhart - Jeff Winger/Evil Jeff Winger, light R. If you're going to have an affair with your evil alternate-universe self, Jeff realises too late, it's probably a good idea to be discreet about it. If Community had a higher rating, this is totally how it would go down.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/232116.html
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25 May 2014 @ 11:22 pm
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum

Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean pre-slash
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 2,390 words

Summary: Dean is a pirate captain and Sam his first mate, and there are shenanigans.

A/N: I was a bit at a loss for something to write and tried a fic prompt generator. It spat out: Supernatural, character study, buried treasure. This ridiculous thing (with zero character study) is what I came up with.

Available here on AO3 or here on dreamwidth.
 
 
nobody knows I'm a false berry
14 May 2014 @ 11:09 am
... which I figured would be easy peasy as I have two, count 'em, two possible fics on the go, with my one huge WIP.

SPN: "How come I have to do all the digging?" Sam asked.

Almost Human: John was no programmer.

Angel (next chapter): Cordelia sat quietly with a cold cup of coffee in front of her and watched Angel pace back and forth with Wesley's letter in his hand.

Annnd there you have it. One of these fics includes vampires, one includes robots, and one includes pirates. ALL GOOD THINGS.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/231627.html
 
 
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04 May 2014 @ 12:42 pm
Avengers: the Responsible Science series by [archiveofourown.org profile] lettered - Bruce & everyone, Tony/Pepper, teen. I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this story. The writing, the SCIENCE, the insights into the characters, all the things said and not said, was all utterly fascinating. I love how the author never took the easy way out, and was able to take them from Africa to New York and keep everything vibrant and in character, through discovery and hurt and saving the world and everything in between. There is running away and facing their demons, there are great original characters and great ensemble characters from all across the movieverse. There is team-building and world saving, there is technological de-aging and an epic Groundhog Day scenario. It's heartbreaking and challenging and fascinating, with enough flirting and possibilities and will-they-won't-they to keep the shippers happy. I enjoyed every bit of it. Five stars.

Avengers: the Armed and Dangerous series by [archiveofourown.org profile] AlchemyAlice - Tony/Bucky, Tony/Bucky/Steve, Pepper/Coulson, Clint/robots, mature. Bucky wakes up. Tony takes a liking to him. Steve frowns a lot. Also, there is some Avenging going on. And tech porn. This whole series was a delight. I think the world needs more polyamorous billionaires and superheroes from the 40s threesomes, and myriad small sentient robots, no question. I am also totally sold on Pepper/Coulson, which, who knew?

Avengers: Moving The Furniture by [archiveofourown.org profile] copperbadge - Steve/Natasha, mature. Steve thinks about sex a lot, and he'd like to have some, if he could just stop being an idiot around the people he'd like to have it with. A lovely first time, friends with benefits type deal. Where, oh where, is all the Steve/Natasha fic? I've been looking, and I tell you, it's thin on the ground. But this is lovely.

Teen Wolf: They Call Kids Like Us Vicious by [archiveofourown.org profile] Febricant - Derek/Allison, explicit. Where Chris takes in Derek after the fire. Dark and delightful. I can really see Derek and Allison in this story.

Teen Wolf: No Homo by [archiveofourown.org profile] RemainNameless - Derek/Stiles, explicit. Where Derek answers a craigslist ad - "str8 dude - m4m - strictly platonic" - so Stiles has a jerking off buddy, and things go from there. Yes, this sounds utterly ridiculous, and yes, Stiles is the dumbest dummy ever to dumb, but it's really a delightful read, and oh-so very hot. It's a long read and I kept thinking, but they're so DUMB, but kept reading because I loved it whole big bunches.

Stargate: Atlantis: Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left To Lose by [dreamwidth.org profile] synecdochic - past Rodney/John, PG-13. This fic was written after season 2, set after the end of their time in Atlantis. Rodney goes back to Earth and finds a job teaching. SGC finally stops calling him by December. Rodney celebrates by writing a final exam for his relativity class so difficult that it reduces four students to tears in the exam hall. Upon reflection, he decides to be merciful and offer partial credit. And it's extraordinary. Filled with such mourning for a life, and for lives, gone forever, but finding purpose and happiness despite it all. Bravo, Rodney.

Queer as Folk UK: You want me to leave it there by [archiveofourown.org profile] Philipa_Moss - Stuart Alan Jones/Vince Tyler, teen. "Maybe I'm not your partner," said Vince. "Maybe I'm your companion." Where Stuart and Vince settle down, in their own inimitable way, in the US and life goes on. And it's marrrrrvellous.

The Cabin in the Woods: Monsters, Inc. by [archiveofourown.org profile] Margo_Kim - monsters/monsters, teen. Because monsters need love too. Very entertaining and very in the spirit of the film.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/230998.html
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02 May 2014 @ 10:41 pm
Like It Was Yesterday

Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/girl!Dean, sort of.
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 4,931

Summary: Sam can't remember a time when Dean wasn't there. Dean is always with him. Sam's whole life, there's never been anyone else.

Read here on AO3.

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24 April 2014 @ 11:14 pm
[dreamwidth.org profile] chemm80 recorded a podfic of my Teen Wolf fic Chopping and Mixing and Peeling and Junk, and it's rather marvellous. It's fascinating to hear how she interprets the way they speak (although will it ever be possible to listen to a sex scene I've written and not squirm right off my chair in embarrassment? Answer: no.) You can find it on AO3 here. Enjoy.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/230377.html
 
 
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04 April 2014 @ 10:44 am
Teen Wolf: Everything is Horrible and Great by [archiveofourown.org profile] LolaFeist - Scott/Stiles, explicit. The one where Scott and Stiles have sleepovers and get riled up and fingerbang. I love that there is so much love and they're so good and so terrible at this at the same time.

Teen Wolf: more power than anything waiting in the dark by [archiveofourown.org profile] LolaFeist - Scott/Stiles, gen. This is so totally, absolutely what happened after the events of 3.22. All the hurt and all the comfort.

Avengers: To Burn The Horizon by [archiveofourown.org profile] CourtJester01 - Tony/Loki, explicit. A look at how things might have been different for Tony if he'd let Pepper walk away at the end of IM2, how the world just seems to hate Tony sometimes, and how Loki figures into the whole picture. This was an amazing read that never once lost momentum. I was drawn in by all the plot threads, the marvellous characterisation, and really not knowing where the story was going next.

Avengers: I've Suffered Shipwrecks by [archiveofourown.org profile] paperclipbitch - Clint/Loki, Steve/Thor, ensemble, mature. Clint and Natasha were never very good at acting like normal people, though, which is why they run a cafe together. Coffee shop AU! Where everyone is quirky and they collect even quirkier people and it's all lovely and quirky.

Avengers: in another country (people die) by [archiveofourown.org profile] pprfaith - Tony/Loki, teen. "The world is not your playground, Stark!" Fury yells at him one time, after he maybe brings down a building or two and Tony just laughs because, seriously, yes it is. Where Tony makes his own decisions for his own reasons. Dark and fascinating.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/229916.html
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30 March 2014 @ 01:37 am
The Supernatural watch continues. I've just got to the bit where the boys set up shop in the conspicuously well dusted, uh, what is it? Men of Letters' Lair? The thing where Dean gets his first bedroom ever in his whole life and hangs up fifty knives and guns like they're Playboy posters.

I'm so hung up on two things.

One: Dean made Sam a hamburger. There are so many parts to this that are amazing. Like Sam couldn't believe that Dean had cooked something with his own two hands. Dean admits happily that he's nesting. I'm imagining several failed attempts before he got the perfect result, including flour in his hair, ketchup on the walls, and tomato underfoot. But when he's finally done, it's probably the best burger he's ever eaten in the long and traceable line of burgers that make up his life.

Two: HE'S SO IN LOVE WITH BENNY AND BENNY IS NOWHERE TO BE SEEN. HE'S TRYING SO HARD TO DO WHAT HE'S ALWAYS DONE AND FIND THAT PERFECT GROOVE WITH SAM LIKE ALWAYS, WITH THIS HARDCORE ACHE WHERE ALL THE CAS-LOVE USED TO BE, CONSPICUOUS IN ITS ABSENCE BECAUSE THE LOVE ITSELF NEVER GOES AWAY ENTIRELY BUT BETRAYAL LIKE THAT CUTS DEEP, DEEPER THAN BLOOD AND BONE, BUT BENNY, OH GOD, BENNY. HE'S OUT THERE AND HE'S ALL ALONE AND DEAN KNOWS HE'S HURTING AND STRUGGLING, BUT DEAN'S BUSY PAINTING ON HIS GAMEFACE AND DECORATING HIS ROOM AND PRETENDING LIKE EVERYTHING'S OKAY, LIKE HE CAN KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON WITH ALL THIS FATE AND DESTINY CRAP, BUT BENNY. BENNY'S NOT THERE. AND DEAN FEELS LIKE HE'S MISSING A LIMB.

That's kind of what I'm hung up on.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/229695.html
 
 
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