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little drop of poison; a lydia+peter mix



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nightmare ; artie shaw and his orchestra
{ instrumental }

marla; grizzly bear
i've looked in the chest where i thought it should be / i've looked in the greenhouses - one, two and three 

little drop of poison; tom waits
i like my town with a little drop of poison / nobody knows they're lining up to go insane

live with me; massive attack
child, nothing's right if you ain't here / i'd give all that i have, just to keep you near

on and on and on; wilco
please don't cry, we're designed to die / don't deny what's inside

color me once; violent femmes
dead men working a sinner, a saint / mixing up a pail of paint / painted the house, black as night / when the sun came up the house was white

the teeth collector; pretty girls make graves
but your venom's weak in my blood / your poison scabs, coagulated / your hardest try is never enough

theme from to kill a dead man; portishead
{ instrumental }
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[you kill me but build me up just to watch me break]

Sirius Black crying over Remus Lupin is one of the best things. (Remus/Sirius is an occasional but usually sudden craving that I must indulge about twice a year, and now is that time.)

I just read rageprufrock's Seven Things That Never Happened At Hogwarts On Valentines Day, Or Maybe They Did, which included both crying, pining Sirius and furious-over-the-Prank Remus, and I've been rendered starry-eyed and want to clutch it to my meagre but enthusiastic bosom, if bosoms can be enthusiastic. Like, OH MY GOD:
He could instruct himself to be good, to stop being horrible, but it didn't matter then, because Sirius was sitting on the ground, knees dirty and crying and Remus could think of nothing else in the world he wanted more.
EVERYTHING I WANT. It's best because it all has a happy ending, of course. Sorry to spoil, but I felt I should mention because that quote sounds rather dark, and I find my interest in a fic drops off drastically if I think it won't end with sparkly rainbows.

The rest of the fic is good, though not precisely my style--at times the logic veered into cracky territory, not my thing, and at one point a boy gets turned temporarily into a girl but the narrative starts calling him "she," which rubbed me the wrong way. Yet if this fic were a book I owned, it would soon be worn out and the spine cracked at the part that has crying, pining, Sirius.

To tell the truth, I am too lazy and my internet to slow to turn to delicious or Google and comb through potentially awful fics, so I put this to you, flist: Anyone have Remus/Sirius recs where Remus is truly mad about the Prank? I only seem to find the ones where he handwaves it, which makes me pout. Bonus points if he really chews Sirius out over it.
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everything is gay mutants and everything hurts.

OH JESUS I SAW X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. FINALLY.

This is mainly for my own reference, but there are already two kink memes happening for this movie, to my delight:

xmen_firstkink

&

1stclass_kink

I've already downloaded two Erik/Charles fanmixes, oh God. This summer is going to be angsty songs about tragic gay love. Just when I had finished keeping fanmixes from The Social Network on repeat.

The first is here, and is by my dear anicetoseeya, who has been flailing with me for MONTHS about this movie before we had ever seen it because even the trailer, no, even the CONCEPT of this movie just screamed "GAY MUTANT LOVE" and it was instant fandom, of course.

The second is here, by boobarellie, and the post contains the unbelievably accurate sentence that is now the subject line of this blog post, and also probably my motto for the summer.

The rest of this post is super long and you shouldn't bother to read it all. Just. Please. Squee at me about Charles and Erik, and we can all caps lock together, okay?

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Due South Seasons 3-4 Slash Primer: Frasier/RayK



OKAY GET READY FOR A DUE SOUTH FRASIER/RAYK SLASH PRIMER.

This primer is for those who want to read the slash for seasons 3-4, but haven't the time to watch all the relevant episodes (yet). 

This was prompted on Tumblr by a friend who asked, "Wait...do I need to watch the show to read the fanfiction?" since there are darned good authors in this fandom and not really enough time in the day to watch all the shows we want to. Because we want to watch ALL THE SHOWS.

PS, you now know the reason this post has so much caps lock is because it was born on Tumblr. 

zweelum  got me hooked on Due South and now I have to spread the word of gay. SADLY, IT IS NOT ACTUALLY GAY, but is fairly gay in all other respects, and also delightful in its off-beat humor.

If you just want to read the (excellent) fic in this fandom, I'll have you know that I started off just on YouTube clips, though now I have watched seasons 3 and 4. This show's quirky sensibilities are amazing, so I recommend you do get around to watching it.

If you do feel like watching the show, all 4 seasons are on YouTube. S3 starts here.

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DUE SOUTH, some of which is totes copied from Wikipedia. Key words are bolded!

1. Benton Fraser is a Canadian Mountie who first came to Chicago on trail of the killers of his father, and for reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture, he stayed on as liaison to the Canadian Consulate. (This is word-for-word how he introduces himself on the show to anyone who asks.) Fraser is amazing at just about everything, including singing, apprehending criminals, smelling and licking evidence for clues, tangents about Canada, and politely evading the many women who hit on him. Fraser is not amazing at having a personal life.

2. Ray Vecchio was Fraser's partner and good friend in seasons 1&2, but has been now sent deep undercover with the mob. (aka Put On A Bus)

3. Detective Stanley Raymond Kowalski--just Ray--is brought in at the start of S3 to impersonate Vecchio for his own protection till Vecchio can return. (Lampshading the common trope on TV shows of bringing in a new actor after another leaves to play the same character, the two look nothing alike--RayV's super Italian, RayK is a spiky-haired blonde Polack.) This meant taking on Ray's friend and unofficial partner, Fraser, who was on vacation at the time of the "switch" and returned to find RayK at RayV's desk claiming to be Vecchio, and Fraser's confusion isn't cleared up until due hilarity ensues.  Ray's personality's as spiky as his hair, and despite a cool guy act, Ray's something of an outsider, just as Fraser is. They become true friends and partners.

  • [Longish, but worth watching to at least to 6:20 or so: "Meet RayK"]

4. EXES: Ray has an ex-wife named Stella who is the DA and I guess gets with Vecchio at the end of the series? Fraser was involved with a criminal, Victoria, with whom he had a brief torrid love affair until she got herself caught in season 1 or 2, IDK.

5. FRASER'S ASSOCIATES: Fraser has a deaf half-wolf named Diefenbaker (Dief), to whom Fraser talks, and who judging from Fraser's conversations with him appears to respond. Fraser's father is a ghost who has an office in Fraser's closet (it's bigger on the inside).

6. SIDE CHARACTERS: Frannie, Vecchio's sister, who works at the station and has the hots for Frase; Thatcher, Fraser's bossy boss at the Canadian Consulate; Turnbull, a fellow Mountie at the Canadian Consulate who is even more eccentric than Fraser is, and prone to weeping when moved; Welsh, the world-weary lieutenant at the Chicago police station; Huey and Duey, fellow Chicago cops and partners.

7. At the end of the series, Fraser and Ray decide to go on an expedition to quest for some Canadian artifact. They dogsled off into the Canadian sunset together.

* There is lots of fic that takes place post-series involving #7, much of which involves huddling for warmth.

RELEVANT YOUTUBE CLIPS

FIC TO GET YOU STARTED

A random fic that is good and fairly short seems a place to get started: Ping! by Speranza. I say random because any DS fic by her is good. Also, any by Resonant (for example, Housekeeping is a good post-series fic).

OKAY I'M A PSYCHO I'M DONE I'M DONE NOW

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Maybe it’s the thing to do.

Heeere is a really great Sherlock fic! I'm super into John/Sherlock, if you couldn't tell, so I very rarely read gen. But this Molly!fic is hugely satisfying. My guts are grinning from reading it.

it's time for a few small repairs, she said, (warnings: vague references to past child abuse), fialleril, sum - Molly came home with a vengeance.

My favorite quote. "Molly dealt mostly with dead people, and she thought at times that she might prefer them. Most of them were perfectly honest for the first time in their lives."
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4 Fics About Rory Williams

Well, I've just gone and rewatched Doctor Who season five, what with Eleven being so lovely.

Thus I am at the moment feeling the fantastic, funny, gorgeous Rory love particularly keenly. I am not one for Doctor Who fic. Yet I've found that Rory's point of view is wonderful to read, so I have four Rory POV recs to share in the hopes that some of you might discover a similar affinity.


Seventeen Things That Happen to Rory Williams, After, (eventual Rory/Eleven; past Rory/Amy), by scribe (AO3)
In which Amy dies and Rory, eventually, keeps going.
# (Doesn't spoil for much, except that Rory exists and he loves Amy Pond.) Utterly satisfying, & fucking devastating. Eventually comes a beautiful, healthy dose of funny and optimistic, much in the style of the show itself. :) Please do not let the summary/pairing scare you off - it's a gorgeous piece, I cannot rec it enough. Didn't spot the Rory/Eleven label myself, so it snuck up on me, but very slowly and naturally, as these things should. The whole thing feels right; the awful grief, Rory figuring out how he can keep on being, Rory as a companion, his particular insights into the Doctor, and adventures, because the Doctor is the Doctor, after all.

Vita Longa, (Rory/Amy/Eleven), by sam_storyteller
Rufus Atius Ferox remembers two childhoods.
# (SPOILERS for the second half of S5.) I've been craving fic that addresses the fact that Rory now has the memories of several timelines (Three? Four?) rattling around in his head. Not even the psychological issues, but just...He woke up Roman. ("Head full of Roman...stuff. A whole other life.") And then he lived for another two thousand years. What what does he remember? This fic talks about all that, and Rory's original growing-up, and what is to follow, and it's so great, you guys. So so great.

A Good Cup of Tea Solves Everything, (Rory/Eleven/Amy), [NC-17], by toestastegood
Rory is the first to notice that something is different.
# This has precisely the dynamic this OT3 calls for. I adore the way they want each other to be happy, the way they make each other happy.

Swirling, Twirly, Blue-Thing Knobs, (Rory/Eleven/Amy), by toestastegood
"You come into people's lives, Doctor, and you change everything. I don't think you even understand that, not really."
# Shortish, and a very nice look at what Rory thinks of Amy and the Doctor, confusion and jealousy and understanding, because Rory is rather perceptive, more than most when it comes to the Doctor, I think.


~If you've any Rory recs, do share as well. ♥

IN CONCLUSION
FUCK YEAH RORY WILLIAMS

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The Weapons Factory

Because I was thinking for a bit today about trock, and then Journey's End:


The Weapons Factory.

Your little blue box gets them all muddled up
And when they come out they're all wrongside up.
Should you be ashamed of what they've become?
Blood on their hands and big fucking guns.
Ate up all the boys and the pink-yellow girls,
Spat out leaders of armies, killers of worlds.
Destroyer, don't fret, you're no taker of life,
Only the whetstone that sharpens the knife.