Floating Tower of Fanfic

All my fics and parody scripts collected handily in one place! Everything here is 100% Gen, fics are listed more or less in chronological order according to series timeline. Characters and settings are the property of their respective creators and owners. Fanfic wouldn't be nearly so much fun if I got paid to write it.

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beatrice_all mirth and no matter


Does this thing still work? Let's find out. Wow, this looks different. Weird. Okay. Hi, Livejournal! I logged on to look for something today, and I realized that I miss you guys and have no idea what most of you are doing anymore unless you use Facebook. So in the spirit of catching up:

1. I am moving house in less than a week and should not be playing on the computer! That's actually why I got on LJ this morning, all of my books are packed and I need something to read so I thought I'd log on and find links to some old fanfic that I could reread.

2. A while back, I made Collapse )
I call it "Theodore." It is currently engaged in emptying all the bins of toys onto the floor.

3. I would give you a picture of what Bear looks like now but holy crap, HTML is hard when you're using an iPad and it's trying to be all helpful and really it's just causing trouble and WILL YOU JUST LET ME TYPE, IPAD!! You'll just have to take my word for it that Bear is a bright-faced, blue-eyed, four-and-a-half-year-old wunderkind who is learning to read and control his theatrical impulses when appropriate. (I wish. He's really just learning to read. The other thing is totally beyond him, still.) If you Facebook and wish to make his visage and hilarious utterances part of your newsfeed, feel free to find and friend me.

4. Current tv obsession: Korean dramas. You guys, Kdramas are awesome. Anyone who wants to give or receive recommendations, hit me.

5. Is the Stargate fandom still a thing? Bear was asking me questions about my SG-1 DVDs the other day, and it set me wondering.

6. I know the Supernatural fandom must still be a thing because the show is still running, somehow. I recently watched Season 8 after some time away from the show. Can't say I am overwhelmed with love for the show, anymore, but it was nice to have the boys back on my tv. Not every episode is a good one, but every episode makes me laugh and want to hug a Winchester at least once.


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Dear Supernatural:

Okay, so we've been kind of on-again-off-again the last few seasons, partly because I have so little tv time these days and partly because, let's be honest, you haven't exactly been on your game much of late (and when you were on your game you were making me feel kicked and sad half the time). And I was actually kind of hoping that you would continue to go slowly, steadily pear-shaped until you were so not worth my time that I could just give you up altogether and have space in my schedule for a new show (Alphas looks really cool, and my mom keeps bugging me to try Blue Bloods). Except, this new season is not really conforming to my expectations at all. In that so far it has really kind of rocked my socks.

What the heck, show? Thanks for totally ruining my plans.


johnny reading

Books. I have read some.

I have read books! I have had thoughts on them! These thoughts include but are not limited to:

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - Very entertaining. The first straight-up, sword-and-sorcery fantasy that I've read in a long time, and I heartily enjoyed this return to a genre that I pretty much lived in for my teen years. Collapse )

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss - The sequel is even more enjoyable and involves even more fun worldbuilding. I am such a sucker for some good, chewy worldbuilding, guys. And worldbuilding that also makes me laugh out loud a lot? Sold. Collapse )

Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers - Yes, I finally dove into the Lord Peter Wimsey novels for the first time not long ago, and what a delightful dive it was. Collapse )

The Martian General's Daughter by Theodore Judson - I loved Fitzpatrick's War and have re-read it multiple times, so it seemed like a good idea to read something else by the same author. Collapse )

The Engineer Cycle by K.J. Parker Okay. Here's the thing: Collapse )

Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis - Connie Willis is in danger of becoming my favorite living writer. I've loved many of her books over the past few years, but this? This was So everything. Collapse )
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Bitch Virtuosity

So I've been on an old movie kick lately, and I watched "All About Eve" for the first time a few days ago. Or rather, I should say, I finished watching it a few days ago because my life does not lend itself well to seeing an entire movie all in one go without interruption. But anyway. The movie was awesome and I looked it up on Wikipedia to see what sort of fun trivia was to be had there, and something struck my fancy and stuck in my head: it said that Anne Baxter was cast in the title role because the director felt she had the "bitch virtuosity" to carry it off.

I loved that: bitch virtuosity. It struck me that this was exactly the term for why I adore Gone With the Wind. Scarlett O'Hara is, I think, quite a bit more sympathetic than Eve Harrington. Scarlett does unforgivable things less out of sheer self-interested ambition and more out of fear and a wonderfully messed-up sense of duty. The result is the same with both of them, though: they remorselessly ruin the lives of just about everyone around them and end up heartily miserable because of it. I don't know why I love watching this happen so much, but I do.

So I come to you, LiveJournal, with a question I can't plug into the search function on Netflix or Amazon: Are there other excellent examples of bitch virtuosity out there that I haven't watched or read yet? I wish to consume more! MOAR!