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Hmm, time to clear out my links file and start anew with the *cough* nine windows of open tabs.

Addams Family/Angel, Her Beauty and Her Terror Wednesday/Harmony. Amanda Buckman moved to California, changed her name, and became a vampire. Wednesday can't help but approve. "It has in fact been a decade since Wednesday had Amanda Buckman tied to a stake and doused with kerosene. She remembers the fear in her eyes as she struck the match. Wednesday may not have changed - she is older and her chest finally filled out, a lot - but Amanda, she can see, is truly no more. The soul is gone, and in its place something darker, older. It's quite disturbing to think of that girl, that pretty, blonde girl as she knew her that Summer, becoming a creature of the night. Wednesday, naturally, approves."

DS, On Strike "Frannie is sick of guys. The way they smell, the way they don't listen, the way they either hit on you like you're a piece of meat or ignore you like you're a nun. They don't notice when you dress up for them, they never know when you need a compliment, they don't respect you, see who you really are, all your potential that's just bursting out all over. Men. They're pathetic. Frannie's on strike. No more men." Frannie/Meg Thatcher.

HCL, untitled fic Postfilm, and Joe's still messing around with Billy's things. She sits down on one of the flat rocks. Feels warm. “Who are you?” “Call me Joe. We’re gonna go a long way, you and me,” he says with a grin.


HP, Are You There, God? It's Me, Draco Harry and Draco are straight Aurors. Then they're gay teachers. It makes sense in context."Of course, they hadn't actually been holding hands. A melting hex cast by one of the spies had bound their wrists together by the skin, and neither of them had had time between briefings and debriefings to get to a Healer to get it fixed. Wizard press had never been particularly hampered by the burdens of proof and truth, however, and so the Evening Prophet headlines had screamed GAY AURORS IN LOVE and much had been made of the epic tale of Harry's and Draco's supposedly-former schoolboy enmity which had, in a long-standing tradition embraced by romance novel readers and writers everywhere, gradually morphed into a deep, passionate, frequently sweaty love." Post-OOTP, no spoilers for DH.

HP, End of the Line Hell was, Snape decided, a crowded railway platform. DH spoilers!

HL/Angel, Antiquaires, "In which there are quips, a book, a sword, an immortal who cannot die, an erstwhile rogue demon hunter, and an unknown quantity of scotch." Methos/Wesley.

Shrek, Snow White and the Treasures of Beauty Sleeping Beauty/Snow White. "It was strange having breakfast without the dwarves arrayed around her table, making as much noise as seven - now six - little men wanting to sound bigger than they were could. It was quiet here, with nothing but birdsong and a slight purring snore to emphasize the lack of song and noisy eating. She moved Beauty's head slightly to get to the toast, feeling her heart move in quite a new kind of tenderness."

SGA/Torchwood, A Ring in the Black Sea She did not pair with people of her own tribe, because that would cause conflict among them. She did not pair with her team for the same reason, although Rodney and Ronon--but not John, not for women, at least--were passionate men and would, she was sure, be willing. And she did not have time to seek a companion among the others on Atlantis. She still did not understand their exhausting sexual taboos. "Come," Teyla said. "Let us find a bed." Het and slash and sheer awesomeness!

SPN, And this is Home "The east block is the nicest. Dean hasn’t seen the cells in the other wings, but by his estimation they’ll either have crappy views or miss the sunlight entirely. His cell has a good view of the church and if you really crane your neck, when the sun rises, you can see the light glinting off the stained-glass windows; it’s like a ripple of ruby and emerald and sapphire. Dean prefers to stare out the window at that first thing rather than the blacktop wasteland of the exercise yard, listening to the creak of the link-chain fence that surrounds it." Gen.

Torchwood, The Supply of Time "Listen to me," Jack breathes in his ear. "You're not meant to be bachelor Uncle Ianto forever, alone with his young, secret lover until he dies. You're not meant to fall to a Weevil, or to come back to life again and again because I can't stand for anything else. Get out, Ianto, while we've had a good run that hasn't been spoiled by your stubborn refusal to see that things are finished, that you're done here."

Transformers/SPN More than Meets the Eye, Wincest. "The yellow robot was reaching down for them, and all of a sudden the Impala backed up a few paces, smacked her hood down and her doors shut, and then she was unfolding rapidly and standing up and up and up, gleaming black and silver, and she reached out and grabbed the yellow robot's hand before he could touch them. 'They're mine,' she said firmly." Now with fanart!

Transformers/SPN Look What My Baby Can Do "He’s stuck between instantaneous glee and horror, because Dean’s standing right next to the impala robot, and aren’t all giant car robots evil?" Gen.
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Here, have some random fic links.

DS, The Food of Love In which Ray runs a catering company, and Fraser is having a wedding to be catered. AU.

DS, Pas de Deux In which Ray runs a dance studio, and Fraser takes lessons.

Heroes, Traces Hiro/Ando. "He would have three different apartments in New York City, and he knew their locations and color schemes, their narrow horror-movie hallways and pervasive odors. Some patterns were harder to grasp, however. Twin beds in the first apartment, exchanged for one creaky queen-size that engulfed his third New York bedroom. Sounds in the bathroom that he couldn't account for as he spied on his own future habits."

House/SG1, Hotel Sex Daniel/House. "Inevitably, Dr. Jackson comes looking for him. House has moved over to the buffet. There's shrimp. He has, so far successfully, defended the shrimp bowl from unwanted incursion. Unfortunately, it's impossible to juggle the needs of a drink, a silly little plate, and his cane, so he can either eat or keep moving." (And make sure you click through the link at the end to get to the epilogue-y bit afterwards.)

Torchwood/Jeeves and Wooster Timely Advice "Mr. Harkness, I regret to inform you that Mr. Wooster will be unable to accept your interesting invitation, as I have taken the liberty of disposing of your note without informing him of it. R. Jeeves"

Torchwood, That Old Black Magic "Ianto makes coffee, drinks coffee, shares coffee, buys coffee, spills coffee, ruins coffee, loses all taste for the stuff, and learns a few things along the way."

And now, I really should go to bed. Good god, I need a weekend.
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...to your semi-regular dose of fanfic links.

CSI, Fibonacci A cracktastic premise (hooker!fic), made into real. Greg/Nick. "I know how this works," Greg had said. "You don't have to wine and dine me. Cops get freebies." And it was kind of hilarious in retrospect the way Nick's eyes had widened in unexaggerated horror, how he'd said, mortified, "I meant coffee! Real coffee!" and how Greg had been so shocked stupid all he could say was "Oh."

Kormanverse, I Want to Go Home, Five Things That Hang On the Wall Of Rudy Miller's Home Office 1. A green pennant, with the following text, slightly faded, printed in white: UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO TRIVIAL PURSUIT CHAMPION. One day, eight weeks since the last time Mike and Rudy had a moment alone together. Sequel to A Very Long Summer and AVLS Epilogue: II. MAde of awesome.

SGA, A Slightly Different Quality of Light John sees, for a single split second, every single atom in Atlantis, every piece of information and stream of data, every problem and interface and the answer to every single mystery--the full weight of a city and its people and its 10,000 year old history and then he sees nothing at all because it's being pulled out of him, like a black hole draining a star.

SGA, Tab A Slot B "The men spend the entire meeting trying not to stare at each other's tits and failing miserably."

SGA, Two-Stepping "I didn’t know what had happened then, really." Katie’s still talking to her knees. "But I thought – some of what he said didn’t sound like Rodney, so..." Laura Cadman/Katie Brown

SGA/X-Men, With Wings So Bright They Burn "He blinked, and looked again. Where every other expedition member had their mutant abilities listed, there was a short, black line in McKay's file. McKay was human. Entirely human, and maybe John had sensed that somehow, maybe that was the reason for his spontaneous dislike, despite McKay being actually kind of cool underneath his asshole exterior."

Torchwood, Employee Benefits "He wants to see how much I want this job, I think for a minute, and then we’re back and working and it doesn’t matter, because I’m thinking; working; my brain’s ticking like I’m high on something other than Neapolitan pizza and coffee and the results are starting to make sense, I can see a pattern emerging and I’ve got a grin the size of the Bristol channel because this is just fucking brilliant." Jack/Owen

Supernatural, Under Hill "Can't we just kill a bunch of elves without having to talk about our feelings?" Dean said. "We don't know anything, okay? Maybe we hate each other's guts. Maybe we're just partners, like cops or something."
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A random assortment of everything except the SGA, of which there is enough for its own post later. Tangentially, I read a BSG/Dead Like Me crossover a little while ago. Does anyone else remember seeing it, and have the slightest clue where I could find it?

Bruno & Boots, Hot Commodity "So let's try this again," she said, pointing to the flow chart she and Diane had specially made for the occasion. "Boots," she tapped her makeshift pointer (which Bruno thought might have once been the bone of an unfortunate previous student) against the stick figure with a blond squiggle on top of its head, "is captain of the hockey team, co-captain of the football team and captain of the swimming team," she tapped the varying sports items drawn next to the plus sign by "Boots."

BSG/GA, The Space Between "Lying in bed her fingers find their way under the cheap fabric of the clothes she's turned into nightwear, and as hard as she tries to think about Derek, she thinks about President Roslin instead."

BTVS/AtS, Les Cousins Dangereux Connor/Dawn "Connor Summers's real memories start coming back that summer.

DS, Ten Things To Get Used To "I think that maybe the biggest shock of moving north was--not the snow, not the cold, not the dark, not the isolation, not the stupendous beauty of the landscape and the eerie feeling that you're living in the middle of the Chicago Zoo because yeah, those are bears and that's a moose and those are wolves and that's a giant fucking bird, whatever it's called. It wasn't even the fact that it gets freakin' hot here in the summertime and turns into a whole different place. No, I think the biggest shock was realizing that Benton Fraser is not like other Canadians."

DS, Aurora "Sprawled out in the bed of Fraser's truck, Ray closed his eyes and for just a moment, it was like he was eighteen all over again, lying back on the hood of the Goat and watching the stars overhead, thinking about what the future held for him. "

GA, The Plan "The thing about it, though, was that it was one of Meredith's plans. Which meant it had to have a downside. And the downside of this one was that, no matter how gorgeous he was, after a month or two of sleeping with Derek every night, she had to admit that loving heterosexual sex with a man who happened to be married was starting to get boring. Or maybe terrifying. Maybe both. At once. Because that was how it worked, for Meredith. Maximum drama, maximum trauma, all the time."

Jeeves & Wooster, fanart. There is a flamingo contained within...

Jeeves & Wooster, a story told in postcards and artefacts I cannot describe the coolness of this in mere words. Go look!

Jeeves & Wooster, With Sheep "Between the gardens and the park lies rather a large ornamental lake, and in the middle of the lake is a smallish ornamental island with a few ornamental trees and bushes. On warm summer evenings, it is quite pleasant to row out to the island and bathe from the side that is away from the hall, with a sheep or five as one's only audience. What is a dashed sight less pleasant is to find, after a refreshing splash, that the small boat and all one's clothing has vanished."

Madeleine L'Engle books, Learning Fear, Polly/Emily. Snippet.

Slings & Arrows, there's an art to the laughter (there's a science) "Turned out Oliver was right. It had all started so well; love is an antidote to madness, Oliver said, and then he had held forth on the difference between madness and insanity and good old garden-variety street performer craziness in the backseat of their taxi, while Geoffrey and Ellen kissed on the other side of the seat, oblivious to anything and everything he had to say. Except that later, after, Geoffrey remembers Oliver saying that madness is, at least, attractive, and Hamlet didn't make him crazy but Ellen might have."
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La, la, la. Down to twelve windows of tabs instead of fourteen. Expect more fic recs sporadically, as I get to it.

BtVS, The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking Oz/Xander "This is Daniel. Daniel's eighteen years old, a pretty bad bass player and a pretty good Duke Nukem player, and his friends call him Oz. When he was a kid, his friends were geeks and nerds. When he got to high school, he was friends with the same geeks and nerds, but now they played instruments which made them cool, somehow. About a year ago, he made friends with a new set of geeks and nerds, but this group fought demons instead of playing instruments. Usually Daniel -- shall we call him Oz, as his geeky, nerdy friends do? -- is very easygoing, but lately he's been quite the cranky puppy."

Discworld femmeslash ficlets, City Watch and Monstrous Regiment characters.

Discworld/HL, Death and Taxes The hair on the back of his neck stood to attention, but his body, better-trained, remained in the sprawling, curiously graceful seated position on the sand. "I haven't talked to you in years," he said, grateful for the terror that numbs the senses.
MY, YES, IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME. NOT SINCE YOU WERE USING MY NAME, I BELIEVE.

DW, Waiting to Happen Ten/Rose, "For once it all goes according to plan. There are no alien invasions, no startling discoveries of history gone awry. Just the two of them amidst the throngs of carefree tourists on holiday, just the two of them blending in."

DW, when she came back she was nobody's wife Rose/Rose "She turns a corner and it's her room, but she's already in it. The other her raises a finger to her lips, and she clutches the object in her hand convulsively rather than let it fall and raise an alarm. (She trusts herself instinctively, even if time travel has taught her so much more than that). The other her smiles, lips wide, gleaming rows of teeth, and it's a predator's smile, but she can't help smiling back."

DW/SGA, Taking Time "It didn’t really matter what he called himself as far as John was concerned, he just wanted to know if they were about to be invaded by cheerful Englishmen in blue police cubicles."

GA, Palimpsest "This is them, together. This is Addison, curled around Meredith while she talks and talks about everything and anything but the fact that she's lying in her ex-boyfriend's bed and his wife is running her fingers over the curve of her hipbone."

Good Omens fanart, What is it good for? Pepper, War. Hee.

House, Maui Gold Wilson takes House home for dinner with the parents. "No, not that. That," House said, pointing at Wilson's left hand. "You appear to have a growth on your ring finger. Looks like precious metal. Either I need to start mining you, or you're wearing your wedding ring." "Oh, that," Wilson replied nonchalantly, pointedly keeping his eyes anywhere but on House. "So?" "Well, I just thought that wearing one symbolically declared your eternal love for your significant other. And that thing hasn't left the windowsill in my kitchen for the past three weeks, so I'm assuming your parents don't know about Julie yet," House said carefully.

House snapshot "It starts when House spends a solid forty minutes looking for his Xbox, he sees the Post-It note on the back of Wilson's DVD player saying: CONSIDER THIS YOUR COMEUPPANCE."

House, Eight Days "The Macramé for Dummies book is crammed between three sets of referral paperwork and a note from transcription. Wilson stares at it half a beat before he opens the cover and a note drops out. It reads HAPPY JEW CHRISTMAS in House's distinctively disastrous handwriting."

I Want to Go Home (Kormanslash), This is going to be A Very Long Summer Rudy/Mike. "In the course of his friendship with Rudy Miller, Mike Webster had seen some terrible things – dawn over a small lake in Ontario from the vantage point of a rapidly disintegrating raft; a conga line of camp counsellors, red-faced and jovial, shaking their collective tails to ‘Lion Sleeps Tonight’ led by Rudy himself; on innumerable occasions, the cumulative garbage created by 200 or so healthy young males trapped on an island together; and, though thankfully only blurrily recollected, on the weekend after they graduated high school, the interior of what Mike was pretty sure was a bar full of transsexuals in lumberjack shirts. None of these had really prepared him for the horror that met his eyes as he stepped off the bus at the Camp Algonkian Island dock." Rudy and Mike are clones for the summer. Awesomely perfect in both tone and plot.

Jeeves and Wooster, Jeeves and an Excess of Prudence "After this, an onlooker might have observed a certain froideur in the atmosphere chez Wooster, despite Jeeves’ customary inscrutableness and my own decision to sweep the whole thing under the rug. The camaraderie between us had been put on the back burner, so to speak. Thinks were strained. All was not right with the state of Denmark. Jeeves took to acting as if I was something rather disgusting he would prefer not to have to look at. As time progressed, and the Suit and Prudence continued to hold sway, his “Indeed sir?” began to acquire a tone which would have chilled lemonade." Slash.

Jeeves and Wooster, The Matter of the Bed "Really, sir, I fear that you might find cause for admonition were I to serve as your bedfellow," Jeeves said.

Narnia/Muppets I'm going to go back there someday "Once upon a time there were many Muppets living in a very big house. And four of those Muppets were Kermit, Piggy, Pepe, and Gonzo. Gonzo was not the smallest- that would be Pepe- but he was the strangest, and sometimes he felt very alone. After all, all the other Muppets knew what they were: frog, pig, king prawn. But Gonzo was just a Gonzo. He didn't quite fit in. One day, all the Muppets were playing Hide and Seek in their house..."

SPN, Two For One Pairing: Threesome -- Dean/Brandy/Brandy's friend from Provenance. "So when it became crystal clear after a couple of beers, a phone number and a surprisingly strong grip high up on his thigh that Brandy ("with a Y") and her friend Tania ("with an I") were perfectly willing to come as a package deal, it seemed only fair to offer the blonde to Sam. Sam liked blondes. Dean liked brunettes. It didn't take higher math to figure out which one to toss Sam's way."

SPN, When Siblings eAttack
Imp67: is this sam
Imp67: sam winchester who is soooooo hot
SamIAm: Whoever this is, I'm really busy right now. If you have something to say...
Imp67: i heard you can suck whole watermelons through a garden hose
SamIAm: HEY. WTF?
Imp67: And you're so badass when you're at a loss for words, Sammy
SamIAm: GODDAMNIT DEAN
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Okay, I still have seven windows of open tabs, but they're, um. Less densely packed than before.

Rick Mercer is my seekrit TV boyfriend.

If you keeping refreshing the main page at www.neilgaiman.com, eventually you'll get a picture of Neil witha plushy Cthulhu on his head.

[livejournal.com profile] heresluck is sharing Monday poems, yay! Last week's is Trying To Raise the Dead. And this week... When I was in high school, we were instructed to bring in a Canadian poem for English class. One of my classmates brought in Carrots.

These Poetry Month ecards from Endicott Studio are fantastic. So are the poems, like Journeybread Recipe by Lawrence Schimel ("1. In a tupperware wood, mix child and hood. Stir slowly. Add wolf.")

Speaking of poetry (only a month late), the first two Edna St. Vincent Millay poems here do indeed make sense after that snippet of biography I caught on CBC in the car. (And I got to where I was going JUST as they were discussing her many conquests in her all-female college...)

Portland changes its name for a day

And truly inspired, [livejournal.com profile] violetisblue writes ODE TO A SUPERMARKET CHECKER WHO FLATLY REFUSED TO BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAID THE SINGLE YELLOW FRUIT IN THE PLASTIC BAG WAS AN ATAULFO MANGO

Icons, mostly Doctor Who and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Angel/BtVS, techsupoort@demons.com "To: wrosenb@ucs.edu From: queenc@lanet.com Subject: Question" Epistolary and apocalyse-y mid-series goodness.

Firefly/Sandman, Everybody Dies Alone "You’re Death," he said. She smiled and tapped her nose. "But . . . ain’t you s’posed to be ugly?"
"I think you’re confusing me with dying," said Death wryly. "That can be an ugly business, I’ll admit."

GA, Christina commentfic "Cristina lost her virginity to a boy in high school, because it seemed like something to do."

GA, Seattle Grace's Scandalous Lesbian Affair, as Told Through Sports Terminology 1. First Base: When Izzie and Addison first kiss, they're arguing. Izzie starts respectfully disagreeing with Addison on the walk from a patient's room, until they're both too upset to continue to disagree respectfully, and Addison steers Izzie into an empty patient's room so she can lose her temper.

GO, Trials and Tribulations In which Aziraphale dodges evangelists.

House, Observations Did anybody else notice how Wilson still never got his DVD player back?

SN, The Memory of Hurts "Casey." Dan was earnest. "Just think of it as another assignment, okay? One where we got incredibly lucky with the travel agent, and we know that no one is gonna look at our expense reports."

SGA, Poltergeist "Sleep to sex in under ten seconds. Maybe I'm not sorry I woke you after all." Non-work-safe snippet.

SGA, Offer Extends to the Pegasus Galaxy "You'd think the mission reports would be enough to silence the gossip. Since Elizabeth just tends to sigh, shake her head and say 'I was warned about this, I can't say I wasn't prepared. I brought it on myself by agreeing to head this mission. Did you get the grain shipment?', you'd think they'd stop. But no, it just seems to fuel the nay-sayers."

SGA, 2010 "Just try to remember not to mention aliens in your acceptance speech." And a related ficlet, Class As

SGA, The Scientific Method
"Congratulations, Colonel, I suspect you've just managed to be the first person in history to have an accidental orgy." Ancient techology made them do it!

SGA, Headbangers Ball "Traditionally, Teyla’s people sing only on the most formal and solemnof occasions, mainly to commemorate the fallen. This is music like nothing she has ever known – fiercely, relentlessly joyful, tumultuous and noisy and disorderly, and it haunts her, a thunderous tide at theback of her mind. It feels blasphemous to sing. It feels necessary. She thinks she may know why this is."

SGA, Missionary Position The Wraith was looking at Rodney again, fixedly. "Proceed," it said. "Describe your non-lethal mating procedure." One of the funniest things I've read in a good, long while.

SGA, Hold Hands and Try To Look Sincere
"for a brief moment, John was utterly, utterly sure that Rodney was going to open his mouth again and say something completely and positively true and also completely and positively inappropriate and regarding their sometimes usually-when-under-alien-duress sex life." Hee! Much fun.

SGA, Welcome to the Working Week "Oh, and by the way, it's not actually your job to make coffee. I mean, it's not in your job description or anything. But I'm telling you now: make the coffee. First of all, it's something to hold over Dr. McKay's head, because technically you could stop and he'd shrivel up like a raisin. Second, the days here are twenty-eight hours long, so trust me, you are not going to make it through the period of adjustment without your friend and mine, caffeine. Third, you only have to make the first pot, and anything after that is their job-- yeah, I think the guy before me insisted on that. Anyway, when Dr. McKay is being mean, I usually make the first pot so it makes about a cup and a half. Then I have a big cup of coffee." Fantastically realized futurefic.

SGA, The Last Full Measure of Devotion "So he sets his teeth and lets it happen." Rodney dreams of a better world. Dark. (Easily the creepiest thing I've read since Seven Circles Twisting.)

Traders, Love and Kisses Grant learned about ‘kissing on the mouth’ when he was four. Pyjama’d and teeth brushed and tucked up in blanket next to his Nana on the couch, watching actors in a black and white and gray movie, he asked: "What are they doing?"

Wilby Wonderful, ficlet "Say you meet this genie, and he tells you can have whatever your heartdesire. Anything you want," Duck says, and then he waits.
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April 12, 2006 is D.E.A.R. Day. Yes, that is Drop Everything and Read Day from Beverly Cleary's Ramona books. Not-so-co-incidentally, it's also Beverly Cleary's ninetieth birthday! I am so totally going to try to talk both my schools into doing this!

Now onto the small amount of (very) random fanfic links.

BSC, Can't Stand the Waiting Mary Anne/Dawn. Mary Anne has a crush.

BSG/BSC, The EPIC STORY of the Toaster-Sitters Club chapter one, chapter two (Yes, that IS a Battlestar Galactica/Babysitters' Club crossover...) "Kristy," I said patiently, "no one is going to call."
"Why not?" she demanded. "We've had our club meetings every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from five thirty to six, since the club started. Why wouldn't they call now?"
Stacey and I exchanged a Look. "Um," she said, "because we don't have a phone?"
Which was true. Ever since the Cylons attacked, we'd been without any way to communicate except for in person. But Kristy is nothing if not persistent.

BSG/Muppets, viper (it's too soon to feel yet) "Pepe was a good pilot."

HP, Between the Question and the Answer Ginny/Hermione, explicit. "Hermione's sweet. Oh, so sweet. They don't know the half of it."

Mary Poppins/The Simpsons, Practically Mary Poppins/Sherry Bobbins.

SGA, Gay military themed porn is equal opportunity, you know "And John says, "Okay, so, this is basically not what I expected to see in the ready-room," right before six Marines launch to their feet—hands over their tented fatigue pants while the video file on the laptop keeps playing, sound suddenly obscenely loud in the background." Explicit.

SGA, [livejournal.com profile] sgapodfic: Fanfiction to your ears. Podcasts of SGA fic! Fun!

SGA, Heist manips photo manips, spiffy!

SV au, Arc, 1/?, sequel to Conflicts of Interest and Visiting Hours.
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My new computer, it is waiting to be picked up! *happy dance* I'm minorly annoyed because I didn't get any notification from Purolator that it was there, and found out by checking my online order status. Also, the pick-up place is only open M-F, 10am-6pm. But realistically, I still have to spend a day or so sorting out and backing up everything on my current hard drive, and cleaning up my incredibly messy desk, etc.

That being said, I have the usual eclectic mess of recs and links:

Battlestar Galactica/[Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Stargate Atlantis, Sports Night, Alias], Domo Arigato "Look," Izzie said. "We're all really stressed right now. We all handle it different ways. Cristina moved in with Dr. Burke, I'm having sex with Alex, Meredith's having sex with... everyone... [...] Look, if George needs to think he's a robot, I think that's a perfectly valid choice." Izzie smiled at him. (Insanely, cracktastically brilliant!)

Barbie, Doll Parts Femmeslash, yay! "The thing about Barbie is that she's not as dumb as she looks."

SGA, Out of Bounds Fantastically cracktastic figure skating AU. (which [livejournal.com profile] mockingspike should read and tell us what he thinks, because that's the kind of t hing we make him do.)
Part one: 'Get back out there.' – 'No. I'm taking up hockey. It'll *hurt* less.'
Part two: 'So why do we have to skate in the nude again?'
Part three: Naturally, John had brought the boom box but had forgotten to bring any music.
Part four: Rodney wondered if John knew 'Mustang Sally' was a favorite with strippers the world over.
Part five: 'This is hero worship, isn't it?'
Part six: 'Me coach. You student. You keep forgetting that lately.'
Part seven: It was just hockey, not a cardinal sin.
Part eight: I'm sure when we were being chased by sabre-toothed tigers we did all kinds of neat tricks.
Part nine: 'You want to be alone?' Kim-the-unutterably-stupid asked.


SGA, The Illustrated Rodneysaurus I know I've linked to this before, but this one has pictures. Pictures!

SGA fanart, Steampunk Victorian London

Dan Brown, Cover Your Eyes: Gay Porn 'Da Vinci' Adaptation to Be Released Same Day as Ron Howard's 'Da Vinci Code' (reads premise) (dissolves into helpless giggles)

This one's also for [livejournal.com profile] mockingspike: Flashbacky Filky Things

The Calls of Cthulhu (looking at [livejournal.com profile] alessar...)
SOLICITOR: Hello, Mr. Cthulhu?
CTHULHU: Yes?
SOLICITOR: Do you have good car insurance?
CTHULHU: I am an Elder God of the Damned. I don't need that simplistic mode of transportation.
SOLICITOR: Well, I understand that you, as an elderly person, must pay a high premium.

And on a tangentially related note, Living dead take prize as oddest literary title The winner of the Bookseller magazine award for the year's oddest book title is the US volume, People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders - and What to Do About It, by Gary Leon Hill, which is said to have sold 15,000 copies.

To Cuddle a Mockingbird "A new survey for World Book Day [...] found that most readers would far rather read a novel that ends happily ever after. Pride and Prejudice was voted the happiest ending in literature, followed by To Kill a Mockingbird and Jane Eyre. In that spirit, therefore, I have begun rewriting great literature to bring it into line with popular sentiment"

An excerpr from Meg Cabot's new adult book, Queen of Babble.

From library activist Sandy Berman, Classism in the Stacks: Libraries and Poor People, and a very reasonable response, On Libraries and the Homeless.
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Making my way through the many, many open tags. Haven't touched the bookmarks yet. Here's the first two windows' worth.

Pimping first: here's the sign-up post for [livejournal.com profile] femslash06.

BTVS, A Slow, Steady Cadence She buried her head under Willow's pillow and spoke into the covers. "College is worse than high school. And boringer." Buffy and Willow bonding. Awww.

BTVS, Fire in your Blood Dawn/Willow, wishverse.

Firefly, Shone a Light and Called It a Star "Jayne's mind ain't been settled since they left Miranda, and this thing with Mal ain't helping matters." Jayne/Mal. Awesome Jayne voice, and the slow build-up is perfect.

Grey's Anatomy, Appendectomy "Surgery is a series of small things." Meredith misses the small things.

Mary Poppins (movie), from [livejournal.com profile] femslash100, #51, lust "I can't very well go gadding about with just any Tom Henry on my day off, can I?" When Jane asked Mary why she'd come to her, this was all the answer she got. Slash.

SGA, Important: Do Not Kill the Scientist Flashfic documentation challenge. "Dear Staff Sargeant Pedersen and Kitchen Staff of Atlantis, Without me you would all be dead several times over. Since I have prevented your horrible and untimely demises please return the favour and keep these lists handy and available to all kitchen staff at all times. I would recommend memorizing their contents because yes, they are that important and yes, I will keep asking." Just fun.

SGA, Performance-Based Acquisition Flashfic documentation challenge. It's about "the incident."

SGA, Moka "Major," Rodney answered, his voice breaking with emotion. "They're roasting coffee beans." Slash. Hurt/comfort. Long and plotty, and has some very creepy moments. Also, will have you craving a really good cup of coffee. (Provided you drink it. Mmmmm, dark roast...) Highly recommended.

SGA/SV, untitled bit of crossover CRACK "When Rodney abuses his top-secret LexCorp security clearance and bursts into Lex Luthor's penthouse apartment, he finds John Sheppard wandering around in some skintight jeans and nothing else."

SGA, 404s "ZPM cannot be displayed. The ZPM you are looking for is currently unavailable. The technology might be experiencing procurement issues, the power signature you are seeking might be almost depleted or you may need to adjust your sensors to detect it." Flashfic documentation challenge.

Angel and Buffy bloopers! Awesome!

All sorts of things found in the comments thread of this femmeslash ficlet-a-thon.

From [livejournal.com profile] book_icons, Harry Potter iCons.
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Firefly/SGA, Of Mistletoe and Other Magic "Kaylee's got the mischievous look in her eyes of a girl who's been to the botany lab and's been spreading mistletoe all 'round 'Lantis, and she can't keep the grin off her face when a tiny but extremely peevish mob catches up with her." Complications ensue, Atlantis-style.

Fried Green Tomatoes, The Night Idgie Threadgoode Fought a Vampire in Alabama "Idgie Threadgoode. You been gone three days. No word, no news. You are not going to walk into my restaurant and tell me you've been fighting vampires."

Good Omens fan art here. Crowley, Aziraphale, and a chess board.

House, three snippets "So there's a *person* in Exam Two; that doesn't mean he's a *patient*. What if he's not actually sick? What if he's here because he skipped work last week to go golfing and now his boss wants a doctor's note? Then he's not a patient, he's just lazy."

House, In Gear "What?" House assumed as innocent a look as he could muster. "I just think we ought to christen the car." Slash.

SGA, Twenty Random Facts About Atlantis 1. There’s a working ZPM recharger in McKay’s lab. It was mislabelled as a broken Ancient hairdryer. They’ll find it one day. (But the idiot who mislabelled it will have been Wraithed by then.)

SGA, Kept By Ourselves In Silence and Apart McKay had complained bitterly from the moment they were taken prisoner until the first time they took him away. When they brought him back he was beat up and quiet. Ronon had asked him if he was okay. McKay had said: "No." and when Ronon came over to look at him he said: "Don't."

SGA, Ring Out the Bells Sora/Teyla "Sora bit into an Athosian fruit, red and firm-fleshed. The spurt of tartness shocked her. She caught Teyla's eyes across the table and licked the juice from her fingers. Her heart tripped over itself, racing."

SGA, untitled snippet, When John turned into a giant bug, he refused to leave his quarters.

SGA fan art for A Beautiful Lifetime Event.

Sports Night, Sixteen Random Acts
"Dana, we've got like 16 random acts of unpredictability taking place in the last two hours in professional sports. Why do you think it's impossible for us to have film on any one of these?"
"Well, Casey, seeing that it's us, that we're five minutes nineteen seconds short on the show, and that we're on the air in 11 minutes, I would assume that God or someone has ordained that it's impossible for us to have film on any one of those 16 .. whatever you just said."
"Eleven minutes? Natalie just called 10."
"Natalie's wrong."
"She's wrong?"
Dan joined them and tapped his watch with authority. "Natalie's wrong."

This one's for [livejournal.com profile] chaleur23. There's a new fanfic community, dedicated to hockey slash. [livejournal.com profile] 2mins4slashing. Too perfect.

5ideways is an awesome web comic (that seems to be more comic book than comic strip style in its storytelling than than the author's other project, Friendly Hostility) "Something went wrong the night I died." Has a similar sort of feel to a Neil Gaiman story.

On Brokeback Mountain, cowboy movies, and latent homosexuality, from The Guardian.

Joss whedon on the future of TV "Many people have asked me, "Joss, what is the future of television? What will we watch? And how will we watch it? Surely you must know, for you are wise, and slender." I usually smile and say nothing, because I wasn't actually listening to the question. But it's a good one, and I think it's time I let you in on a few highlights of Television-to-Be."
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Firefly/SGA, Of Mistletoe and Other Magic "Kaylee's got the mischievous look in her eyes of a girl who's been to the botany lab and's been spreading mistletoe all 'round 'Lantis, and she can't keep the grin off her face when a tiny but extremely peevish mob catches up with her." Complications ensue, Atlantis-style.

Fried Green Tomatoes, The Night Idgie Threadgoode Fought a Vampire in Alabama "Idgie Threadgoode. You been gone three days. No word, no news. You are not going to walk into my restaurant and tell me you've been fighting vampires."

Good Omens fan art here. Crowley, Aziraphale, and a chess board.

House, three snippets "So there's a *person* in Exam Two; that doesn't mean he's a *patient*. What if he's not actually sick? What if he's here because he skipped work last week to go golfing and now his boss wants a doctor's note? Then he's not a patient, he's just lazy."

House, In Gear "What?" House assumed as innocent a look as he could muster. "I just think we ought to christen the car." Slash.

SGA, Twenty Random Facts About Atlantis 1. There’s a working ZPM recharger in McKay’s lab. It was mislabelled as a broken Ancient hairdryer. They’ll find it one day. (But the idiot who mislabelled it will have been Wraithed by then.)

SGA, Kept By Ourselves In Silence and Apart McKay had complained bitterly from the moment they were taken prisoner until the first time they took him away. When they brought him back he was beat up and quiet. Ronon had asked him if he was okay. McKay had said: "No." and when Ronon came over to look at him he said: "Don't."

SGA, Ring Out the Bells Sora/Teyla "Sora bit into an Athosian fruit, red and firm-fleshed. The spurt of tartness shocked her. She caught Teyla's eyes across the table and licked the juice from her fingers. Her heart tripped over itself, racing."

SGA, untitled snippet, When John turned into a giant bug, he refused to leave his quarters.

SGA fan art for A Beautiful Lifetime Event.

Sports Night, Sixteen Random Acts
"Dana, we've got like 16 random acts of unpredictability taking place in the last two hours in professional sports. Why do you think it's impossible for us to have film on any one of these?"
"Well, Casey, seeing that it's us, that we're five minutes nineteen seconds short on the show, and that we're on the air in 11 minutes, I would assume that God or someone has ordained that it's impossible for us to have film on any one of those 16 .. whatever you just said."
"Eleven minutes? Natalie just called 10."
"Natalie's wrong."
"She's wrong?"
Dan joined them and tapped his watch with authority. "Natalie's wrong."

This one's for [livejournal.com profile] chaleur23. There's a new fanfic community, dedicated to hockey slash. [livejournal.com profile] 2mins4slashing. Too perfect.

5ideways is an awesome web comic (that seems to be more comic book than comic strip style in its storytelling than than the author's other project, Friendly Hostility) "Something went wrong the night I died." Has a similar sort of feel to a Neil Gaiman story.

On Brokeback Mountain, cowboy movies, and latent homosexuality, from The Guardian.

Joss whedon on the future of TV "Many people have asked me, "Joss, what is the future of television? What will we watch? And how will we watch it? Surely you must know, for you are wise, and slender." I usually smile and say nothing, because I wasn't actually listening to the question. But it's a good one, and I think it's time I let you in on a few highlights of Television-to-Be."
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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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Clearing out my tabs. Many more bookmarked to go back to later. But for now...

Angel, Intervention With the Vampire "Angel, we're not judging you. We're concerned about you. We want to help you." She smiled at him again, and, really, this was getting scary. Had she always had that many teeth? "We think you have Seasonal Affective Disorder. You were a lot better in Pylea, with the sun." (Highly, highly amusing.)

Angel, Into the Woods Fred/Lilah. Sort of AU-ish, pre-series, in so far that Fred is working in Wolfram & Hart's library.

Buffy, Candygram! Worst Case Scenario Challenge, how to fend off a shark. In which Dawn is kick-ass and there is sushi.

Buffy, In the Bleak Midwinter Xander/Dawn. No, really. "I told you she thinks we're useless," Dawn says, kicking at a clump of snow as they walk down the sidewalk towards St. Catherine's. "Everyone else is out on a raid of the lair of the most dangerous vampires since prohibition, and we're looking for a life-size plaster baby Jesus stolen from a nativity scene."

Century Hotel, Best Man Spoilers for the David Hewlett bits of Century Hotel.

CSI, Stop Whispering Jillian Stokes thinks it's a good idea to retrieve a few things from Nick's townhouse. Post-Grave Danger. Nick/Greg.

Good Omens, A Hole in the Hedge "If anyone asked her, Pepper would say that she doesn't remember much about that time. She thinks it's better that way."

HCL, Groupie "Billy goes missing for a couple of days, though that's nothing unusual. He convinces himself that it's just one of Billy's stray cat things until Ox says something about having run into Billy at the fucking UBC art cinema, which, okay, what the fuck?" Mmm, HCL.

HP, Double Happiness Masala Lupin/Snape, nonmagical AU. "Severus had been told that the computing department would send someone to get rid of the virus that had gone through the pharmaceutical department like, well, like the disease it was described as. He disliked intensely the idea of anyone rummaging through his hard drive. But he especially disliked having Remus Lupin in his office."

HP, Society Pages "Honestly, Pansy," her mother said, just before biting down on a cream cake. "You're acting like you've never been betrothed before." Pansy Parksinson/Lavender Brown

HP, The Little Death Viktor/Cedric. Warnings at the top of the fic. Um, so not work-safe.

A Little Princess, Princesses Live Happily Ever After "Sara has discovered that listening to other people’s stories is even nicer than it is to tell her own. Becky swears loyally that Sara’s are always the best and although Sara knows that that can’t be true, Becky saying it gives her a funny, warm feeling in her chest."

Mr & Mrs Smith, Pushover "Oh, don't be such a baby," Jane said. "I'm really not sure about this," John said. Not work-safe, aka smut!

Narnia, Poleis Parts one and two of a WIP (part two linked at the end of part one.) "And that was how Edmund found himself the owner of a smooth-limbed eunuch."

QAF US, Brian Kinney Saves the Universe One morning as they were eating breakfast Brian set down the newspaper he was reading and said, "I should be a senator."

SGA, nine things john has loved and lost*
*and two things he's learning to trust will be there when he needs them
What the titles says. Awesome fic, and an interesting experiment with footnotes. (If I remember right, mouse over them to get a pop-up box with the footnote in it. May require some fiddling with settings if you use a pop-up blocker.)

SGA, Bell Curve 8/9 "On Sunday morning, Rodney woke up late and when he stumbled out of bed he found John sitting on the floor of the living room, the Los Angeles Times opened like newsprint butterfly, wings all over his floor as John methodically read every story out of the science and technology section. Rodney maybe fell in love with him but probably not, since Rodney had kind of been falling in love with John all of Saturday and for at least an hour on Friday while John was editing his thesis."

SGA, Cannonball Sweet little snippet about a heatwave and team bonding. ... Okay, that totally sounds smutty, but this one's completely gen, really!

SGA/Angel, Outward Bound Gunn/Ronon. "He was roughly twelve feet tall, with caramel skin and hazel-green eyes and the motherfucking sexiest sidearm that Gunn had ever seen, if a surface-to-air missile could qualify as a sidearm just because a twelve-foot-tall man strapped it to his thigh. He probably had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, he looked sort of lost and childlike when he was forced to quit patrolling and come inside with people, and he ate oatmeal with his fingers."

SGA/Father Ted Major Ted “What about M8R-271?” Elizabeth asked. “M8R-271?” His hands were back in his lap, fidgeting again. “The planet where Sergeant Doyle forced an entire village to drink her tea. At gunpoint.” Hee. I love [livejournal.com profile] sga_fusion.

SGA fanart, a seasonal little cartoon.

SV, teaser for the end of Visiting Hours LUTHOR HEIR VICTIM OF HATE CRIME By Lois Lane, Staff Reporter

Stargate Wallpaper Database, including SGA, SG-1, and the original movie.

[livejournal.com profile] femslash_today is a multifandom weekly newsletter for--what else?--femslash, yay!

The Straight Dude's Guide to Brokeback Mountain. "This necessarily presents a dilemma: how to make her happy and endure your first gay-themed movie where guys actually make out on a very big screen right in front of your face? And that’s where I come in. I’m a red-blooded American male homosexual movie critic who’s already seen “Brokeback Mountain.” And I could just tell you how great the film is, that it’s really powerful and moving and all that, but that isn’t what you want to hear. So I have some viewing tips for you, my straight brothers. I promise I’m only here to help..."

Here's a current Funky Winkerbean plot arc about comics and censorship.

From one of my daily web comics, Catharsis, Sometimes holiday cookies go horribly, terrifyingly wrong.

Liebrary. Like Balderdash, but with books.

From Library Land, a blog post about the pros and cons of Library Elf, which lets you track multiple personal library accounts, and sends email remindesr about your overdues.
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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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(Is it just me after that subject line who has the urge to burst into "Going Through the Motions?" Don't worry, I won't, due to incredible tone-deafness and the risk of incurring the wrath of [livejournal.com profile] mockingspike and his anal piano--kidding, kidding!)

This is not touching the two windows of open tabs I have yet to read... that's what I get for spending last night doing productive things like laundry and ironing. While watching Tuesday night TV, of course. (Bones-House-Sentinel, for the curious.) Consequently, this may not be new to anyone reading SGA fic. And hopefully won't keep poor, sick [livejournal.com profile] queenzulu up too late, since I know she's read some of these already. Heh.

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[livejournal.com profile] sga_newsletter is an awesome resource and I wish I'd found it sooner!

No Refunds or Exchanges Rodney sends away for a mail-order bride. You can guess where this is going. Truly cracktastic.

The same goes for He's Having Her Baby!, which also made me outright giggle.

Euler's Jewel, in which John proves his math geek cred, and Rodney proposes.

My Fair Linguist AU, John picks up Rodney and Zalenka. Literally. In a van. From the streets of Prague.

We Invented the Internet: Time Wasters Because what else do you think a bunch of science geeks would get up to? Includes random pictures found on the Random Atlantis Image Generator. Hee.

No, Really is OT4 fic!

Great Expectations, a fun take on the ever-prevalent in SGA "aliens made them do it" plot device.

Land Shark has bickering Rodney and Zelenka, John, and a puddlejumper. Again, hee.

SG-1/Firefly, Flux. Simon and Daniel, oddly fitting.

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[livejournal.com profile] bravecows's impressions of yaoi are all very true and relevant, and had me giggling at "pantlessness!" for about three days straight.

[livejournal.com profile] zoi_no_miko has scans of a takarazuka performance of Phantom of the Opera. (And I hope she found the vague street address she was looking for when she left us tonight!)

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Off on a tangent, I think I've figured out why one of my TiW fic is stuck. The second half needs to go from Nancy's point of view to Alice's. (Does anyone--of the like, five people watching TiW--remember the names of Alice's sisters?) Though it still may ultimately need to wait until the next season airs so I can see what they do with cop-boy Ian in canon. Sigh.

Trying to decide whether or not to swap my "my fandom can't spell" icon out for another SGA one. Decisions, decisions.
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Fic, vids, and some assorted stuff at the end. The usual.

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Little Things "They lie together on the hard little bed with the sheets that don’t turn back. Waiting; waiting for the roof to move." Skin-crawlingly creepy as only SF can be.

Requiem "When it's over he wanders out into the cool evening air, hand pressed over his mouth, eyes hot and wet." Rodney goes to a concert and is moved. Which doesn't quite capture the eloquent grief in this short snippet.

Passing"You can pass, can't you?" Rodney said, finally. "You can pass for normal."

Temporary Engagement When CEO Elizabeth Weir needs someone to pose as her fiance, she turns to her administrative assistant, one Radek Zalenka... ([livejournal.com profile] sga_flashfic and the Harlequin challenge strike again!)

Fearless, Mindless Fancy John is Mulder to Rodney's Scully. It is an AU, there is a haunted house, and it's all even funnier if you've seen way too many haunted house documentaries. (Like the truly cheesy Creepy Canada...)

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Vids:

If I Were Gay made me laugh. A lot.

Wraith Wraith Bug is cracktastic. (But you should watch the Llama Llama Duck vid first, as linked with the SGA vid, if only to get some idea what the words are.)

Hallelujah as an SGA vid, and even though the Firefly one is still what I think of first, this is an awesome vid in its own right.

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More fic that's not SGA:

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy slash, Second Best Arthur learns that "not if you were the last man on earth" means exactly that.

Due South/Harry Potter crossover
How to Spot a Rabid Animal Two wolves, no rabies.

Firefly/Buffy, Her Vorpal Sword in Hand, River/Cordelia.

Angel, The Role of Fred Burkle Will Be Played by Charlize Theron "It was a good thing Harmony was sober, or things might have gotten out of hand..." Fred/Harmony. Fun!

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Misc stuff:

Offbeat New Tokyopop series. I love my shoujo/shounen ai manga! Where else can you get taglines like "Not Your Usual Boy Meets Boy Story..."? I think I'm going to have to pick up at least the first volume of this...

Things I’ve learned from British folk ballads "Don’t ignore warnings. If someone tells you to beware of Long Lankin, friggin’ beware of him. If someone tells you not to go by Carterhaugh, stay away. Same goes for your mother asking you not to go out hunting on a particular day. Portents about weather, particularly when delivered by an old sailor who is not currently chatting up a country maid, are always worth heeding." It goes on from there...

CBC on Demand Free CBC shows online! Including The Newsroom and two seasons of Kids in the Hall.

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I've still got links from while I was away, and the couple days before that, and also, a con report. Which I may actually write sometime befoe next summer. (Actually, I'll have to do something with it soon, since I was the official taker of quotes all weekend, and I'd hate it if they went to waste. Mwah.) Also, [livejournal.com profile] mockingspike has filked [livejournal.com profile] queenzulu's con experience. It's called "I'm Sorry, Larry Niven," and is genuinely more fact than fiction. Especially the bit about the naked swimming.
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The usual--more links. SGA fic and meta, books, and some wildly miscellaneous stuff.

Eight Days Ronon's forgotten how to live indoors.

A Sandwich Story John/Rodney/Radek, and all in pursuit of a turkey sandwich.

Another Word for Optimism "In which Rodney has coffee, optimism, luck with Ancient tech, and absolutely no tact whatsoever."

Containment I said that Rodney shouldn't weep in fic, and [livejournal.com profile] special_trille pointed me to this fic and proved me wrong.

Quest "Now, now, we'll need those for our sacred quest to spring McKay from slavery."

Clockwatching When the really sleazy aliens offer you a ceremonial drink? You might have some slight cause for concern...

Something BorrowedIt wasn't his personal item.

The Accidental Husband John accidentally gets married. Rodney doesn't approve.

Lingual Rodney/Ronon. Ronon likes puff pastry.

[livejournal.com profile] kormantic has an absolutely cracktastic Buffy/SGA crossover idea.

An interesting post on slash, 'shipping, and platonic love.

And another on SGA characterization, Elizabeth Weir, and Ronon. Likewise, some Teyla meta.

Imperfect is a short Mary Poppins character piece. Mary Poppins and Mrs. Banks.

The trailer for Brokeback Mountain is up. (Gay cowboys!)

And here's an interview with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger about Brothers Grimm and Brokeback Mountain.

U.S. Teenage Girls Prefer Japanese Heroes Gee, manga written for Japanese girls appeals to North American girls too, who'd of thought?

2006 nominations for YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults are up: Criminal Elements, Books That Don't Make You Blush: No Dirty Laundry Here, Disease and Disorder, and GLBTQ

A short rant on YA SF.

The longlist for the Guardian First Book Award is up.

The BBC plans to put shows online.

An editorial on teen books with sexual content. "It's not an issue appropriate for children, I'm told. Excuse me, but the issue here is children. If somebody's child doesn't think it's all right to talk about this, nobody's going to jail."

Turn Flickr images into magazine covers, looks like fun.

This site is just as time-sucking, if more disturbing. Lets you mouse over airbrushed photos, and see what the model looked like before all the digital enhancing.

Mindset of the Class of 2009 "In the coming weeks, millions of students will be entering college for the first time. On average, these members of the Class of 2009 will be 18 years old, which means they were born in 1987. Starbucks, souped-up car stereos, telephone voicemail systems, and Bill Gates have always been a part of their lives."

And some sheer and utter strangeness: The Rocky Horror Picture Show enacted in thirty seconds by bunnies.
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Last lj spamming before bed, I promise.

It's been a while since I've done this...

(dumping links from umpteen-zillion open tabs into lj)

Which reader are you...? from the Telegraph, a tongue-in-cheek look at different kinds of summer readers.

Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] olympia_m, New Sappho poem discovered, which in and of itself is really kind of amazing.

From Dan Savage, Just in time for Pride Month, advice for 15-year-old fags and dykes from grown up gays and lesbians... Some of the replies make sense, others I don't quite agree with. Anyhow.

On the strange and ironic side, a project to create an android of Phillip K. Dick.

Local folk might find http://www.calgarygasprices.com useful.

On the fannish side, Alias/Bruno & Boots crossover. I am amused, despite not knowing Alias.

New DS community, [livejournal.com profile] dues_research, useful for fic-writing details, etc.

Intersections is SGA fic, set in Atlantis, pre-series, John/Rodney.

And more SGA, Crush. "Will someone explain what this word 'man-crush' means?" Hee.

And Face Value, in which Rodney gets telepathy. With the snark and the pining and all. Fun!

Bushwhacked: Outer space, deviant sexualities, and FIREFLY's fanciest lad is an interesting essay on who else, Simon Tam.

(Incidentally, Jewel Staite, Kaylee, was Da Vinci's daughter on Da Vinci's Inquest. Hmm, and also in X-Files, The Odyssey, and Are You Afraid of the Dark?)

Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] simplelyric, season four of Due South is coming out on DVD in September.
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What with the whole general busy-ness and trip to Edmonton this weekend, I was almost a week behind on lj come Monday. And after spending most of the evening catching up, I have more than twenty open tabs.

(dumps a slew of links into lj)

Here's an interesting news article on accessibility from one of my library lists, Visually impaired struggle with smart machines.

Also, a New York Times article on how Nancy Drew is becoming a graphic novel. (You can go to bugmenot if you don't want to register to view it.)

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, Why Didn't I Get Hired, which is pretty much about academic libraries.

Tack-O-Rama is all fifties-style clip art and images, and is something that I think [livejournal.com profile] mimisgrotto would enjoy.

[livejournal.com profile] simplelyric posted
a selection of poems
from The Hell with Love: Poems to Mend a Broken Heart.

There's a new lj group for Twitch City, [livejournal.com profile] twitchcity,
which has resulted in the first season and the first ep of the second being available for download here. Also, Twitch City recs here.

Black Book is Ilyria/Dawn fic, and makes fantastic use of Buffy-verse mythology.

And a DS/HCL xover featuring Joe as a guiding angel.

Pathogenesis and Intervention by Shalott is House/Wilson fic, and clever, with funny bits.

[livejournal.com profile] queenzulu is posting about truly bad fic.

And though I've only had time to glace at it,
The Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster, Journal of Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith and Servant to His Supreme Excellency the Emperor Palpatine
looks highly amusing.

I've been sending off job applications. I still need to do three more, but the postings don't close for any of them until the end of next week at the earliest, and one of them needs letters of reference I'm still waiting to hear back about. Also, must send off general letter to pricate school libraries.

Sigh.

Instead, I am going to poke at Alice/Nancy fic, and write angst and misunderstanding. (Poor Nancy...) I suspect this is why I couldn't get any further in the charmingly-titled "tiw-nancy-slash.txt." It's gotta be angsty, dammit! And is going to be longer than I'd originally thought. Hopefully, I'll actually finish it. Heh.
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We attempted to play the Pretender drinking game with [livejournal.com profile] chaleur23 and [livejournal.com profile] queenzulu this weekend, and all failed abominably at even getting tipsy. I think we started too late at night or something, because there was ample opportunity. That, or we shouldn't have started with the really dramatic season opener ep...

My random links for the day are: a cute little Macdonald Hall fanfic snippet "As Free As the Wind", and for [livejournal.com profile] queenzulu, a Angel/Babysitters Club crossover, and for [livejournal.com profile] deireanach, a completely sex-free yet snarky House fic.

Also, U.S. Army being investigated by Rowling and Warner Bros over a Harry Potter parody comic on preventative maintenance. (And there are captiony things that say things like "Page 3: Using a dry wand..." *snerk*), and there's a new yuri (f/f anime fanfic) fanfic archive, Yuriville. There's only a few stories so far, but I'm hoping some more obscure fandom type stuff will go up.

Still need to show [livejournal.com profile] queenzulu some more This is Wonderland! (pets icon)

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