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(A) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: I'm still trying to make up my mind whether it should be canon or very, very influential fanon. Or outright fanfic. I can see that it'd be exciting if I were watching the staged version, but I'm also wondering if the numerous very short scenes wouldn't seem rather choppy. Now, question of the hour: spoilery? )

(B) River of Stars, Saiyuki/Stargate SG-1 crossover, AU for Saiyuki, WIP, by Vathara. Yes, that's Vathara of Upon a Fiery Steed (at ff.net), the Gundam Wing/Stargate crossover, who I go back to again and again even though her Duo has rather fanon-ish than I would usually like and that goes for her Heero, her Wufei... but it's still addictive. Then there's Spin Cycle a Ruronin Kenshin/Stargate crossover and its somewhat sequels. Yes, she has a trend going for her. Actually I just like all of her crossover fics. And of course, who doesn't love Saiyuki?
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Meme, stolen from f-list:

Rules: go to page 7* of your WIP, skip to the 7th line, share 7 sentences, and tag 7 more writers to continue the challenge.

Most of the businesses were held by a number of proxies, but eventually Takaba noticed that a name cropped up with regularity.

Sandaime.

Strictly speaking, it was not a name at all. It was just a title that meant "Third generation head". Head of the organisation, Takaba speculated. But what organisation?

Takaba was about to give up when he found an old news archive of a now-defunct newsmagazine (it had been bought out by a bigger, more monied media company and then put to sleep, metaphorically speaking).


Actually page 7 of my working draft. Not going to tag, feel free to steal meme too!

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Recs:

All the Important Words Unspoken, AU, Harry/Draco, Harry Potter, by blamebrampton

Audio Commentary Track With Steve Rogers, Steve, Sam, Captain America, by copperbadge
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Ended up watching the Star Wars movie after all, which wasn't as much about The Force Awakening as in What the heck has the Force been doing, exactly? (Actually, should have gone in for Ip Man 3.) But eh, it was a corporate thing with free tickets. spoilery )

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Decagram series, Seishirou/Subaru, Tokyo Babylon, X/1999 by AKK. It's been a long while since I've read a really satisfying TB/X future fic, a category which often by necessity is also an AU.

Updates!

Chapter 31 of All the Best and Brightest Creatures, AU, Sherlock/John, WIP, by Wordstrings

Chapter 5 of Safeguard, Harry Potter/Avengers/Iron Man crossover, WIP, by esama.
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Sins of the Fathers, Scorpius/Albus, HP, by blamebrampton, and the sequel, Fathers Who Could Do With A Spot of Sinning, Harry/Draco.

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I read Cold Days by Jim Butcher and it was not awful. Either that or enough time away from reading his books have lowered my expectations enough to make it easier to bear with Harry Dresden's brand of describing women who were not for him, by gosh look at that body!, but no thanks, m'am, you're too sexy/scary/innocent. spoiler? I think? )

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I went to donate blood today and it was a success! Well, I'm perhaps more gleeful than I should be, because it's the first time in years that my iron levels were high enough for me to do so. Though that was due to the iron supplements the staff gave me. Oh well. I should make it a regular thing; program the next appointment into my phone or something.
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Safeguard, Harry Potter/Avengers crossover, WIP, by esama. This WIP is spectacular.

Wings of Winter, Frozen/The Wild Swans crossover, by Aris Merquoni (ArisTGD)

aunts aren't gentlemen, Tony Stark, Jarvis, Iron Man, by screamlet
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The James Holmes Chronicles, Sherlock/John, Moriarty's son, AU, Sherlock, by prettyvk

On the Turning Away, Draco/Harry, HP, by [livejournal.com profile] blamebrampton. Or at LJ: Part 1, 2 and 3

these little powerless bones, squib, HP-verse, by dirgewithoutmusic

the family evans, Petunia Dursley, HP, by dirgewithoutmusic

A Better Leg, Hiccup, Httyd, byearthstar
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Special Delivery, John, Sherlock, crossover, WIP, by lavvyan

The Prince's Bride, Harry/Severus, previous Harry/Ginny, reference to The Princess Bride, Harry Potter, by suitsamba

The Adventure of the Seal in the Living Room, John, Sherlock, Lestrade, and a Seal, Sherlock, by bold_as_Brass

The Wedding Present, Lestrade/Mycroft, Sherlock, by bold_as_brass.

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I'd always heard that you could get a wide variety of stuff from Chinese shopping websites, but I've never taken the time to check them out before. And now I have, and it's hilariful like whoa.

The souvenirs you wanted to buy in China but didn't actually find in touristy shops:

Embroidery kits (what? I'd always wanted to learn to do Chinese embroidery - apparently they provide you real silk thread which is hard to come by where I am). Also embroidery paraphernalia.

Mink yarn.

Erhu... except I imagine it'd be a bit tough to get through customs due to the need to verify that the python skin used is from a sustainable source/not prohibited for import/any other reason.

Ooh, I've always wanted a jinghu!

Except if you go down the slippery slope of checking out musical instruments, what's to stop you from wanting to buy a
guqin?
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Learning to Fly, Hiccup/Astrid, How to Train Your Dragon, Riders of Berk, by NRGburst

For the Public Good, Harry/Draco, HP, by blamebrampton

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Books:

I've just finished reading Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie. It's really very much like a Gothic mystery, isn't it, even to the ominous portents and quote from a literary work? Except with more red herrings. Reminds me of early Barbara Michaels.

At the library, I spotted Recollections of Rosings by Rebecca Ann Collins, which, as far as I can tell, is Sense and Sensibility Pride and Prejudice fanfic, going all the way to The Next Generation. (There was a whole shelf of them at the library.) I'm not sure I'm entirely convinced that P&P fanfic can be kept up in that fashion. (Well. At least it's not Sense and Sensibility and Zombies.) This particular volume looks like it might invent a villainous backstory for Lady Catherine de Bourgh, so I picked it. ^_^

ETA for correcting P&P for S&S. My only excuse is I enjoyed S&S more?
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Ah, memes.

Pick up the book nearest to you and turn to page 45. The first sentence explains your love life.

(Is it okay if it's a book that I printed and bound myself? I did not, however, write it.)

(7) Subject to section 29, a limited company shall have either "Limited" or "Berhad" as part of and at the end of its name.*

I've got nothin'.

*Singapore Companies Act (Chapter 50) 2006 Revised Edition

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Fairytale and Clockwork Hearts, (Tales of the Bots series), probably wouldn't make sense to people who haven't read the other fics in the series), WIP, Dummy, Steve/Tony, Avengers, by scifigrl47

[livejournal.com profile] ursulav launches Toad Words, her collection of fairytale re-tellings, in e-book fashion, under the name T. Kingfisher. (Hm, why did I keep typing Toad Woads?) I've read all but the new story before, of course, but it's nice to have them in one place instead of hunting them down, though it did take USD3.99 (or whatever is your local currency equivalent). Price's within the acceptable range for me. The new story, Boar & Apples, is an interesting take on the tale, but the plot was not as unexpected as I was hoping for (though the boar who is also an architect is awesome). Felt a little depressing here and there; I'm happier with the other tales.

Speaking of fairytales: Muggle Fairy Tales Are Mad!, Harry, Ron and Hermione, WIP, Harry Potter by Meltha
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That We've Broken Their Statutes, Harry Potter/Labyrinth crossover, WIP, by nagia

He Calls Himself the Quartermaster, AU, James Bond/Q, torture and rape themes, Skyfall, by Only_1_Truth

Knight Magic series, Harry Potter/Sherlock crossover, John/Sherlock, by suitesamba. The first of the series, Knight Magic, is completed (which I recced earlier), while the next one Knight Magic: The Hogwarts Project, is WIP.

Toad Words, by [livejournal.com profile] ursulav. Original fic, though you could also call it fairytale fanfic? But I loved it.
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[livejournal.com profile] earlgreytea68 announced that she published her first book. It's here. Also there's a free prequel novella for those who want to dip their toes in first.

Three things struck me after reading the book )

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Fic:

Knight Magic, Sherlock/Harry Potter merged/crossover, John/Sherlock, by suitesamba.

Paparazzo, Tony Stark/Peter Parker, Iron Man/Spider-Man crossover, by basingstoke. And the sequel Tabloid
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How does a donut that cost 30 cents in my childhood now cost $1.80 each? Maybe there's a reason I don't eat sweet things that often these days. *hides bag of M&Ms*

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Leopardspaw, Harry/Draco, Harry Potter, by Lomonaaeren

The Descent of Magic, Harry/Draco, Harry Potter, by Lomonaaeren.

An Ongoing Mission, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4, John/Sherlock, robots, AU, Sherlock, by [livejournal.com profile] danlef
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Recs first:

Experiments in Baby-Sitting, John/Sherlock, Sherlock, by [livejournal.com profile] earlgreytea68

mischiefmanaged!verse, post-epilogue, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, the kids, Harry Potter, by irnan. Adore this a lot. Have nearly forgotten how lovely it is read in the heartwarming corner of HP fics.

I enjoyed every single fic recced in [livejournal.com profile] sorrel_forbes's Deducing!John fics, Sherlock.

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The random: warning for overuse of ellipses )
the catty )
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Note to self: write more for my [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo card.

To see you shift, sequel to you are a paradigm (previously recced), and its further sequel as I let you rewrite gravity, John/Sherlock, Sherlock in Potter 'verse, by 1electricpirate

The Montague Street Doctor, John, Sherlock, WIP (up to chapter 9 now), by The Circus

Jeeves and the Inferior Valet, or, Thomas and the Kindest Man in England, part 1/2 and part 2/2, Jeeves and Wooster/Downton Abby crossover, by [livejournal.com profile] alex51324

Stolen from f-list a while back: Friday Night files, index to the real-life Go games used on Hikago.

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Moment when you feel old: when a 23-year old is explaining, very earnestly to you, about discovering xkcd and how awesome it is.
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Mainly I'm posting because I found myself writing this after reading Merlin fic and wondering how a domestic Merlin/Harry Potter crossover might work:

"-and there's a Harry, a Gandalf and a Merlin in our year."

"Don't talk with your mouth full," Merlin said, then his ears caught up. "Merlin? And I thought Lucy's year was bad." He rubbed the buzz-cut of his eldest daughter's teasingly - earning an annoyed "Dad!" - and revealed, "They've got a Gellert Grindelwald (yes, the whole thing) and an Albus."

"Grizzie's okay," Lucy said meditatively. "She thought about being a Dark witch in our second year, but gave that up to be a Beater."

/has no more

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Watched Batman movie. It took about 3 hours. Afterwards we were sitting and watching the credits, thinking there would be outakes but there wasn't. But that's ok, half the theatre thought the same. :p Spoilers )

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The Kids are Alright, kid!Sherlock, babysitter!John, Sherlock, by Hotel_Denounement

You are a paradigm, crossover of Harry Potter/Sherlock, John is a wizard, John/Sherlock, by 1electricpirate

Till I wake your ghost, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, Avengers, by lanyon
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TOEFL: The first standardised test I ever took. )

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1. The problem with taking a class in ethics is that soon you start thinking that all your classmates are immoral arseholes (the desire to play devil's advocate makes them say the most awful things).

2. Came across the book Fan fiction and copyright: outsider works and intellectual property protection, by Aaron Schwabach. It's pretty amusing -- and occasionally unintentionally so when the writer refers approvingly to Harry/Draco fics. LJ features a lot.

3. Am putting up some Hikago fics of mine at AO3; previously they were just on LJ and ffnet -- wondering if it's overkill of me.

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The Best Revenge, Snape rescues Harry, AU, by Arsinoe de Blassenville
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The Adoption of John Watson Holmes, crack, by [livejournal.com profile] cyerus

Your Body Before Me, John/Sherlock, gore, Addams Family crossover by [livejournal.com profile] etothepii. Please read the earlier fics in the series, Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc and Woe and Arachids, if you can. I'm also warning for injury-less vivisection (odd as that sounds).

The Winter's Tale, the Grangers, Harry Potter, by [livejournal.com profile] parsnips
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Galatea, Dumbledore/Grindelwald, Harry Potter, by [livejournal.com profile] fading_echoes

Part 2/2,Documenting Acceptable Levels of Insanity, Saki-verse (see here), Naruto/Sasuke, ignores much of second arc, Naruto, by [livejournal.com profile] aishuu
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So, I surface from a two-day binge* of reading HP fic to find a ruckus in the Hikago fandom involving an alleged case of plagarism (accuser: [livejournal.com profile] bookshop; accused: [livejournal.com profile] lundi--see this post). Also see a response from [livejournal.com profile] umarekawareru. Read more... )

*Owned, WIP, DH-compliant except for epilogue, Harry/Draco, slave!fic, by [livejournal.com profile] jordangrant. Up to chapter 99, soon to end. Hm, I don't often read slave!fics, but I like the idea of Harry as the head of Magical Law Enforcement. Heh.

Also read: Last man standing, Touya Akira, HnG, by [livejournal.com profile] thephoenixboy

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