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Discworld/LOTR, Partners in Crime, 1/? "A dwarf who liked a bit of excitement and didn't mind danger could go far in the Watch. Gimli Gloinsson was both."

Discworld/Smallville, Clex-in-Discworld, or, Disclexia: A Crossover "When Lex had graduated from the Assassins' Guild, he'd thought he'd never have to see Ankh-Morpork again. And yet here he was again, his shoes dissolving in its effluence, for no better reason than that Lionel had had another of his stupid whims and really, what was new?"

DS, The Eskimo Thing "I just want you to know, Benny, this is the last time I'm going on vacation with you." And anyway, it wasn't like griping was going to get them any less naked and tied to a tree in a clearing in Fraser's woods, on Fraser's own property, captives of a squat and naked tribe of previously undiscovered Eskimos.

Firefly snippet "Say goodbye to the old street that never cared much for you anyway / And the different colored doorways you thought would let you in one day"

Good Omens, Courting Disaster
The office party had been a disaster, even by Hell's standards.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Five things that never happened to Tommy 'Gnosis' Speck

Sandman Dream, deferred One of my favourite moments in the whole of Sandman is Delerium/Delight facing down Destiny in that hard-won moment of lucidity. This plays off it wonderfully with a near-perfect Delirium voice. "It hurts" indeed.

Sports Night/Muppets, Five Muppets Isaac's Pretty Sure He Never Hired "Just... don't hurt the pig, Casey. It's just not a smart plan."

SGA, The Second Time "The next time he was the angry one, still burning up from inside and fighting to keep it from showing, fighting the way he had been since he'd woken up able to form complete sentences."

SGA, Five Ways Laura Cadman Didn't Get Laid "To put it in American terms, you can't ask, and I can't tell."

SGA, Five Ways John Sheppard Didn't Keep it in His Pants "Do not *ever* tell anyone about this," John said sharply, giving the puddle jumper a stern glare.

SGA, Three Drabbles about Ronon Dex. Slash.

SGA Natural Aptitude John, Rodney, alien sex drugs... Hot and snarky, which really, is what much SGA (fanfic) is all about.

SGA, Militant Aliens try to make them do it. John/Ronon.

Good Omens fan art, Aziraphale.

From [livejournal.com profile] book_icons, Hitchhiker's Guide and Good Omens icons, and Harry Potter and Narnia icons.
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Pratchett--Monstrous Regiment, This Little Chapel,"There were plaques up all around the Grey House, hanging over them as they worked. Magda once found Tilda Tewt tracing the curvy letter with the line across on the wall below, her lips moving. Abomination. Sister Marcus was walking just behind Magda, so she cleared her throat loudly. Tilda was startled and drew her hand down just in time. That was before they really knew each other." Grim in the right places, and hopeful at the end.

Sports Night, Good Idea, Bad Idea "Whose idea was it to send us to Pittsburgh to cover the Steelers' game? Both of us? I'd be a lot happier if I were watching you suffer through this wind chill from the comfort of a nice warm studio."

SGA, Bell Curve, 7/10 They ate dinner on the living room floor, watching the lights blink and The Christmas Story on television and trading off "My worst Christmas ever…" stories until John fell asleep on Rodney's shoulder, snuffling into Rodney's neck, hair soft and warm against Rodney's cheek.

SGA, Northeastern "The snow didn't bother him, like it did to some of the other students. Whenever someone else came into the lab while he was working, they talked about how much they all wanted the winter to end. Frankly, Rodney started to tune them out; they just interrupted his train of thought. He had been yelling at them at first and of course that earned him no new friends, but he wasn't in school to make friends." Plus, there's a cute kitty!

SGA, blood in old snow Sheppard/Ronon/Teyla, "Two against one is bad odds!"

SGA, untitled snippet, "Afterwards John could never quite remember the worst moment. He remembered with terrifying clarity the time before - the way he’d stood warily in the cell as the three guards came in instead of taking him out, not what he’d been expecting, the way he hadn’t tried to get away because he knew it was pointless, the way he’d struggled anyway, hopeless, helpless instinct, when they pinned him across the table in the corner, his back bent mercilessly double, arms wrenched above his head, and the third one grinned at him and opened his pants and reached out for him." Also related, this snippet.

SGA, Quiet "What Rodney says when he says nothing."

A list of the extras on the SGA DVDs.

Whedon: Buffy Lives In Comics Joss Whedon told fans on the Whedonesque.com fan Web site that he will be continuing the story of the Slayer in a series of Dark Horse comics, which he will write.

So You've Decided to Raise the Dead, a discussion of zombies from scifi.com.

Otters winning battle of wits "In an admission that the slick-furred creatures refuse to respect boundaries imposed by man, authorities want to officially abandon their otter-relocation policy."

Amusing little animation thingie here, Interview with an Honest Boss.

And an addictive pig-stacking game. No, really!
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Huh, it's been a while. At least now I can close all my tabs, and make a dent in the bookmarked stuff. (Oh yes, there will be more later.) As usual, a bunch of Stargate: Atlantis fic, some Due South, miscellaneous others, and some truly random links.

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Discworld, The Imperfect Mirror of Art "'Fine, fine,' growled Angua. 'Use the uniforms. But my likeness is off limits, do you understand? None of this "horny werewolf officer mooning the city" business. Vampire and werewolf lesbian officers? Werewolves hate vampires!'"

DS, Character sketches Fraser, Ray, and Ray tells us what they know. "Benton Fraser knows: how to tie a bowline knot, tiller's hitch, sheepshank or sailor's knot. Under ideal conditions, over four thousand stars can be seen with the naked eye. To make pemmican, slice your kill into long strips, knead in salt and smoke the meat over green twigs."

DS Ray Is Not Actually Graphing The History Of His Relationship With Fraser--That Would Be Pathetic, And Ray Is Not Pathetic--But If He Was Graphing It, Even Just In His Own Stressed-Out, Messed-Up Brain, It Might Look Something Like This See, if Fraser was a girl (lady, woman, whatever), Ray would have a) figured out they were having a Very Important Relationship Conversation, and also 2) known exactly what he was expected to say.

DS, Rosebud "Fraser had often ruminated on the likely circumstances of his death, and while 'trapped in an ice crevasse,' had certainly been one of them, he hadn't anticipated, 'while arguing with Ray Kowalski about Citizen Kane.' " Not deathfic, don't worry. Short and snappy.

DS, White Gloves and Wet Umbrellas, cover here. Young Stella and both Rays, and wee Frannie. Dance class and an unrealized bit of paths crossing.

DS/SGA Andthentheyhadsex #002 John/Fraser, hotel bar. Chatspam about how John Sheppard and Benton Fraser would hook up.

Firefly, Rain Dances, Little Dreamer, Therapeutic. AU, on a ranch somewhere in Montana. River/Mal.

Fried Green Tomatoes, Obligation "I wasn't sure what you wanted. I just knew what you had to get away from." Idgie was meeting her eyes now, but she was staring up defiantly, like she thought she was telling Frank Bennett. "I didn't really think about anything past getting you out of that goddamn house and into Julian's truck."

Grey's Anatomy, Two Beer Queer "A six pack of Corona, a couple of horny doctors, a pair of salmon surgery scrubs, and a redhead of questionable authenticity." Femmeslash, yay!

SGA, Bell Curve, or, Ladies Night at the Boom Boom Room, pt 6/? "In which Rodney does not believe in an elegant universe, Rodney and Jeannie actually have a moment, and John give Rodney a freebie."

SGA, Circle "John is a little bit intimdiated by how he looks when he's wearing two X chromosomes: all spare lines and pale skin." Genderswap, and some very nice Teyla characterization in this little ficlet.

SGA, some more genderswap fic, "Oddly the first leaping wrongness was who in the hell used their property allowance to bring nail polish to another galaxy?"

SGA, Complimentary, part 1/? Because what sGA fandom needs is more hookerfic. "The view is gorgeous and the city is all twinkling desert from his enormous windows, and Rodney's drunk enough to wax poetic about it--At least until the complimentary hooker shows up. 'Oh, hey,' Rodney says, 'I didn't know I got one of these, too.' "

SGA, Perimeter, part 5 of Alpha Centauri, first four parts linked at the beginning of the post. Rodney/John/Ronon series. "Rodney snorted and slammed his glass of tea down on the table. 'I’m sorry, my mistake, that was very imprecise of me. Maybe he wants to eat with one of his many girlfriends.' "

SGA, Thirst "How many minutes would a mouthful of lukewarm water add to Sheppard's lifespan? What would it feel like?"

SGA, Edges "In one way or another Rodney has always known he was going to lose John." Quietly, devastatingly effective and real, without an ounce of melodrama to spare.

SGA, Separate Sand from Salt "Screw it, Kate thought. She could only stand being professional for so long, when one of her friends was hurting like this. She laced her hand though Laura's and quickly squeezed."

SGA/Macdonald Hall, Snapshot: Reverse Polarities "The best part of this plan is," Bruno said, "if it doesn't work, and the girls break through the barriers we're putting up so that McKay can make his romantic approach to Sheppard's room--they'll just cannabalize him and we're still free!" Boots wanted to cry, but didn't, and it was very hard. "I'm going to go take a shower now." Bruno waved him off. "Don't take too long--I'm cultivating aphrodesiac plants in there."

SGA/Sports Night, Thospar "Fools." Teyla shook her head as she rose to help the doctor up. "It is Thospar's special day."

Young Wizards series by Diane Duane, Spring Cleaning Tom and Carl and a little snippet of happy domesticity. Cute!

Young Wizards, Poetry and Practice and Better When She Glows, Futurefic Nita/Kita snippets.

Young Wizards, why you so young, Nita's parents, spoilers for A Wizard Alone.

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Supernatural vid to the Linkin Park song "Faint."

[livejournal.com profile] pearl_o has posted some Wilby Wonderful screencaps.

[livejournal.com profile] undermistletoe is a Smallville and Stargate: Atlantis holiday fanfic challenge.

Two Newsweek articles about the new Narnia movie.

This page of customized super-hero Barbies includes a pretty spiffy-looking Death from Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Also, [livejournal.com profile] endlesscostumes is a community dedicated to costumes of the Endless.

An interview with David Hewlett here. Includes the most embarassing moment of his career.

The website for the game in the latest Terry Pratchett book, Thud. Definitely worth looking at, even if only for the historical perpective on the game, written by Terry Pratchett.

The film short D.E.B.S., that was later turned into a full-length movie, is available online here. Lesbian schoolgirls with guns! I think is stands up better as a film short, actually. (And incidentally, the same site has the short Interview with my Next Girlfriend, with Anne-Marie Macdonald and Cara Pifko from This is Wonderland, among others.

Somewhat late, but a couple of very cool anecdotes, on Rosa Parks and Sojourner Truth.

It's probably old news by now that George Takei (Mr. Sulu on Star Trek) has come out. So has WNBA MVP Sheryl Swoope. And also, James Howe, author of Bunnicula, among other things.

The Altered Art Gallery Cool bits of, well, stuff, turned into art.

Salem Press is giving away "Reference is Cool" buttons.
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Fanfic:

SGA, Prime (Alpha Centauri 4) "Two weeks in bed was a pretty bad deal when you spent most of it celibate and partially chitinous." John/Rodney/Ronon

SGA, untitled fic snippets by [livejournal.com profile] rageprufrock. Including a high school AU, and Rodnet undercover as a kindergarten teacher. Hee!

SGA, Sand and Sea John. Rodney. A beach, and some quiet domesticity.

SGA, He's Having His Baby! "There are times when John is reminded painfully of the fact that Carson's a research physician and not a general practitioner, because any normal doctor wouldn't be saying, 'I'm sorry--I've just got to do an anal exam--I have no idea how this is scientifically possible.'

SGA, Butterscotch "Sheppard's looking at him like he's butterscotch." Ronon/Sheppard.

Chicago Tonight's Entertainment Velma/Roxie. "You've been a wonderful audience."

Discworld, Cross'd. "Oh, we have a much more romantic plan than that," Julie assured her. She leaned closer to Magrat and confided in an excited whisper, "We're going to kill ourselves! Then everyone will be sorry! Isn't that the most romantic thing you ever heard of? Couldn't you just die?"

Due South, Knowing. "Of all of the things I need in my life, casual sexual encounters facilitated by my roommate-cum-partner are not high on the list."

SGA/Hitchiker's Guide fusion-crossover-thingie Infinity Plus One John Shepplebrox from Betelgeuse Five.

Men With Brooms, Throwing Off Glass. "These weren't the best guys in the world, or the brightest, but they were her guys."

Johnny Maxwell, Bags of Time. "A trolley containing time in plastic shopping bags seems a bit mundane. But it works."

Shawshank Remption slash, which makes me want to rewatch the movie. I haven't seen it since the first time, about ten years ago. Andy/Red, post-movie, lovely and warm and full of saltwater and sun.

Strangers in Paradise drabbles, including a Sandman crossover.

Young Wizards, The Right Place Tom/Carl. Post-High Wizardry. (I so wish I still had that "Because the lone power could totally kick Voldemort's ass" icon...) And there's a Young wizards fic community, [livejournal.com profile] myriadwords.

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Not Necessarily Fanfic:

The Tiger Strikes Again, a newspaper article about Bill Waterson and Calvin and Hobbes.

CNL has SG-1 DVDs on sale for under $35 for most seasons.

Meg Cabot's blog is every bit as fun as her books. I especially like the Oct. 5 entry (scroll down to see it) about the boyfriend store.

Firefly ref in one of the webcomics I read. And some awesome Serenity meta from [livejournal.com profile] cesperanza.

Universal Pictures Picks Up Joss Whedon's Goner "According to Variety, Universal Pictures has paid seven figures for "Goner," a fantasy thriller spec script Joss Whedon wrote and will direct." Also, "[Whedon] acknowledged he has been toying with a TV project that would continue the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, focusing on Spike, the punk-haired vampire played by James Marsters." Eee! There needs to be a Joss show on the air, there just does.

Pics from the newest issue of the official Stargate magazine.

[livejournal.com profile] queenzulu is taking drabble requests. [livejournal.com profile] mockingspike wants a Muppets/Coupling crossover... The twisty working so fhis brain never cease to amaze me.

[livejournal.com profile] naked_bandit's son says the best stuff. But we knew that already.

I have icon angst. I'm trying to decide if I should rotate out either my SGA icon or my TiW icon to use my Buffy Halloween one again. (It has Giles! In a sombrero! Fiesta Giles!)
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Ha. Down to one window of tabs, mostly unread or uncommented fic. I've let stuff accumulate, so it's even more of a mixed bunch than usual.

SGA, Public Law My girlfriend's kinda insane, because you'd have to be to concieve of writing a fic about SGA and Canadian politics. That being said, in my not-so-unbiased opinion, she did so beautifully. "You have the president's approval." "I know what I have!" Elizabeth all but shouted. "And until Canada becomes a part of the United States of America, it will always be an independent country. This isn't military, John, this is Canadian politics."

SGA, #435, The Atlantis Local Stitch'n'Bitch Chapter Knitting. Snark. Cadman, Miko, and all the rest of the minor female characters. Rodney. Must be read to be believed. And there's fanart, too!

SGA, Perpetual A small and beautiful little thing about ferris wheels.

SGA, Piecemeal A different take on the "search and seizure" challenege, with a wonderful amount of character and plot and pure, visceral reaction in a short and eloquent (painful) space. Rodney hurts. Cadman helps. (Don't worry, it's gen.)

SGA, Two Left is a punch in the gut story. Horrifingly plausible, and well worth reading.

SGA, Be Cool Something a bit less tragic than the last few links. "Give it a rest, McKay. If you were so concerned about the scientific necessity of selling pot out of the botany labs, why didn’t you bring that up in the staff meeting?"

SGA, Distillation, set mid-"Lost Boys." "His heart pounds in his chest all the time. He can't sleep. His senses are sharper than ever. He smells Wraith everywhere, even on his own skin. The enzyme, the drug, makes him edgy." Mmh, John/Ronon.

Pratchett! A post from [livejournal.com profile] saffic to Monstrous Regiment fanart.

Diana Wynne Jones Fic! Specifically, Eight Days of Luke fic. I am thrilled to find this! David thinks Luke's only out to get him in the latest round of practical jokes...

Bruno & Boots, Love is a Movement "The pith helmet and unit standard (i.e., Bruno's hockey stick with a construction paper sign affixed that reads "REVOLUTION NOW QUESTIONS AFTER LUNCH") is a new low even for Bruno."

More book slash, Nancy Drew. The Clue of the Scribbled Note "I would never dream of upsetting George on purpose, only it's hard to tell what will upset her sometimes because her ideas are so queer."

Due South, Gun, with Occasional Kangaroo: A Love Story There is a gun. Twins. A Kangaroo. And Frannie with a harlequin about Mounties. All the fun absurdity of the series, plus, slash!

Harry Potter, The Last Horcrux Incredibly creepy, with a wonderfully horrible last line.

Harry Potter, Drink Me, more creepiness of the Draco/Ron variety.

Kitchen Confidental, The Queen of England by [livejournal.com profile] rageprufrock. "At 3 a.m. Wednesday Jack rolls off of the couch, almost causes himself permanent damage, and then creates a whole fucking new seafood dish that has a playful medley of Spanish flavors and the zinging citrus of limes, the verdant flavors of cilantro and the warm, sunny sweetness of roasted sun-dried tomatoes. [...] That night, they serve forty-six orders of lasagna, and it kills a piece of Jack's soul every order up that comes in for it." And yes, it is slash.

Lovely femmeslash, involving planes.

Smallville, Gilgamesh, a conceptually fascinating Smallville WIP, with cultural anthropology and ancient Kryptonian BDSM. Previous parts linked to at the top of the post.

Some X-Files here, All Sorts of Rules, Scully/Fowley. (I'm not looking at [livejournal.com profile] queenzulu, really...)

From the wank going on over at [livejournal.com profile] housefic, I'm glad I unsubbed a while ago, but it can't be all bad since dubious spelling led to these insane little snippets about cannons on House, and about cannnonical relationships.

I can't remember if I've linked to this before or not. Superdickery "An ever growing selection of examples of Superman acting like... well, a dick." Also includes a gallery of Wonderwoman in bondage.

Giant squid in the news! More here, and here. Also, dolphins with guns.

And Danish Air Force Compensates Santa for the death of one of his reindeer.

An excerpt from Anthony Blair, Captain of the School. British politics, the school story!

I think I got this link from [livejournal.com profile] trullsengar, The Fantasy Novelist's Exam. If you answer yes to any of these questions... um, it's not a good thing. And garnered from said page, an interesting site on weights of swords. (This stands out in my mind as the kind of thing [livejournal.com profile] jestyna would find interesting.

Screw Sunscreen is an exquisite and funny and perfect piece on the pleasures of drinking tea.

I had some Firefly and Serenity related links, but I think they deserve their own post. More later.
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Need to catch up on fannishness going on. (Need to finish one of the four or five This is Wonderland fic I've started in the past month. Heh.) Need to fiddle with icons since I'm vaguely bored of my current ones. Cannot justify getting paid account JUST for extra icons right now. Damn my randomly occuring sensible streak.

I was considering just saying to hell with it and posting the DS/HCL xover that's ben mostly done for several years now. I've filled in the missing bits lately. But it still feels vaguely uneven and I'm not entirely happy with it. (Even though I found out that Aukestrel already did Joe/Fraser, I, er, still like my version better. Because it's not quite as nice.)

[livejournal.com profile] afrai is randomly writing a Smallville/Discworld crossover thing. It looks something like this. Annnd it seems to be friends-locked. Oops. So just go and read her other fanfic. because, hey, very cool Good Omens and Discworld slash.

HCL/TS? I was much amused by this Canadian shack crossover. But then again, I would be. And if you haven't seen the original Canadian Shack challenge... 101 stories by thirty writers in sixty-two fandoms. (One of which is Jeeves and Wooster, incidentally.) Go read.

While I'm linking, the Little Black Dress challenge aka Kryecek in crossover land, and many others including the MAry Sue challenge live on Te's challenge page here. (Because everyone has to read Tangerine Fairchild's License to Kill. "Hogwarts, check, makeover, check. Oh *crap*-- I'm late for catching the serial killer.")

Speaking of which, this is fandom.

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