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not ded yet.

But feeling... ugh.

The peril of downloading caselaw whilst sneakily sneaking a peak at AO3 to see if the fics I'm following have been updated is that you run the risk of accidentally downloading, say, O'Neill v Phillipps [1999] (a case all about "I'm getting oppressed here!") into your Star Trek folder rather than into your 'school' folder. Which is kind of funny.

In case anyone is interested: Magpie, AU, Star Trek reboot, WIP, by waldorph.

...I might have recced this before? Don't remember, though I usually don't rec WIPs. New chapter!

In the meantime, classmates and I have got tickets to see Waiting for Godot next month.
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Gadarene by unpossible, AU but still in Merlin universe, Arthur/Merlin

Routine Procedure, Harry Potter/Sherlock crossover, shortfic, by meggannn

Tonight (I’m Fucking You), Star Trek/Iron Man crossover, Tony Stark/Leonard McCoy, by [livejournal.com profile] canis_takahari
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School is: on the good days I say to myself, "I'll finish all my reading or die trying." On the bad days, "I'll finish all my reading or else." >_<

Um, right. Finally re-remembered that I can crosspost.

Infiltrate, Sherlock/John, Sherlock, by [livejournal.com profile] ladyflowdi and [livejournal.com profile] mirrorskippy. Wherein Moriarty is, as expected, horrible. Long fic (which is why I have the AO3 link). Can't help thinking it's redundant of me to warn for death and violence and torture in this fic, given the fandom... not to mention the sex scenes. Oh well.

Also by the same writers:
a sequel The Love Song of Two Idiots, and another sequel, Speculation, which is a kidfic.

Secret Vulcan Mating Rituals, WIP, Kirk/Spock, reboot Star Trek, contains surprise Dr Who and surprise myth (I don't know enough fanon to judge whether Mormon tale equivalent has any fandom-ly basis anywhere or is the author's pure invention, sorry) but those probably shouldn't detract too much from the fic itself, by chase820

K-drama: Dong Yi )
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*reads news of Libya*

It's been an eventful year, and it's only March.

Fic:

Just completed by [livejournal.com profile] writingispurdy: A Sherlock in HP-verse fic, The Magic of Deduction, year 1,
year 2,
year 3,
year 4, part 1 and part 2,
year 5, part 1 and part 2,
year 6, part 1 and part 2,
year 7, part 1 and part 2, and epilogue.

Recced Love is strange, Star Trek Reboot/Dirty Dancing crossover, Jim/Spock, by [personal profile] garryowen
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The World Book Day meme, for which I'm desperately late, but still...

The book I am reading:
Jewellery of Tibet and the Himalayas and 周汝昌传 [aka Biography of Zhou Ruchang].

The book I am writing:
It's not a book.

The book I love most:
The physical book or the work itself? If the former, it's got to be my Shorter OED for being so lovely (if so damnably heavy, both of them) to touch (smooooth, thiiin, delicate onion-skin paper) and sigh over (I don't know so many of these words!) and to read; coming close is my compact volume of 唐诗三百首 [Three hundred Tang poems] for being small enough to squeeze into the mess that is my table and also, it's extremely readable.

Also my ebook device.

If the latter, too many to name.

The last book I received as a gift:
Um... a friend gave me some cast-off textbooks once?

Sadly, I've never really received a book/books as a gift. Family and friends feel that it is unhealthy to encourage me in my sins. However, I was once given a book on Qin Shih-huang as a prize for taking part in an amateur historical production in school. Well, it was given to the entire cast, but the others rejected it in horror because it was a book, so I got it by default. Nyah nyah.

The last book I gave as a gift:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to my student.

The nearest book on my desk:
Other than 唐诗三百首?
楚辞 by 屈原 (aka the guy who has rice dumplings thrown in the river every fifth of fifth in his honour, so goes folklore. Famous for 离骚)

You can tell I don't own many Chinese books by the way I keep them close.

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From [livejournal.com profile] crack_van: Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit, general, Star Trek reboot, by [livejournal.com profile] lazulisong

Living Lore, summary: London dreams of Sherlock Holmes, by Silver Pard.

Alien Abduction Blues, Mycroft, also by Silver Pard.
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1) I need a Sherlock icon, I think? Since I've been reccing (and reading) so many Sherlock fics. Of Mycroft, maybe. But then most of the fics I've read are Sherlock and John.

2) I've been making it a point to cross-post more, even though I find it a bit of a pain... But I don't want to leave DW because people I knew in Lj migrated over and yet I have so much attachment to my LJ f-list. >_>

3) After going to the library a few times I've (finally!) concluded that I'm looking in the wrong place and there's no commercially published writing guide for writing a slashy (aka m/m) original fic that tells you how to fit in a mystery plot while ironing out the pace and tone.

4) My sister has decided that we should visit Britain. Problem? There are too many things we'd like to see, as our list of priorities sort of goes: British Museum, London, Stonehenge, Jane Austen's house, trains, castles, not to mention the 'let's visit Harry Potter film locations' squee. Right now, everything is tentative (depending on finances and time off work), but... Britain, why are you so much bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside?

Tho my travel guides (from the library) have such lovely, lovely, picturesque, um, pictures.


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Major Pieces (on LJ), (on DW), 6 chapters plus prologue and epilogue (link goes to prologue), casefic, Sherlock, by [livejournal.com profile] lindentreeisle. (AO3 link here)

Rec by [livejournal.com profile] tree_and_leaf: Heel Turn(on LJ) (on DW), Reboot!Star Trek, by [livejournal.com profile] brown_betty.

'Friendly' Competition, Dresden Files crossover with Iron Man, Harry Dresdon/John Marcone/Tony Stark, by manic_intent
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A Beautiful(ly Illogical Mind), James T Kirk/Spock, references to Good Will Hunting, Reboot!Star Trek, by Waldorph. First of Illogical series.

Casting On, John/Rodney, Stargate: Atlantis/Murder, She Wrote crossover, by [livejournal.com profile] chandri

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Watched Clash of the Titans and How to Train Your Dragon

1) Why is there a kraken in Greek myth-inspired movie?
2) I don't think Vikings, even those in movies, are supposed to have that accent...?
3) It's pathetic (and trite) when members of a questing group are picked off one by one until one person remains as the default hero.
5) Oh, Liam Neeson, don't wear armour. Especially the shiny sort.
6) 3D makes my eyes hurt. Love the effect, but ow.
7) Both have predictable plots. But why is one more enjoyable than the other?

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Have not been online much. Kept running a fever and headache soon after the wisdom tooth extraction and it made me feel run-down and tired and caused me to suddenly stop writing Twice the River. But all recovered now.

My ebook is pure fun and also, a source of some awkwardness. People keep wanting to look at it and I really don't want to show them it while the text on the screen narrates a Harry and Snape sex scene. Heh.
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Meme first: If you see this, post a poem in your own LJ.

I was going for a Tang poem, but spotted this and thought it a lot of fun. From here:

Foreign Objects
By Bruce Covey

Hemlock is high in soluble fiber.
A self-directed bullet contains no fatty acids.
Asphyxiation eliminates 2nd-hand smoke.
Carbon Monoxide is nitrate-free.

Sleeping pills reduce the body’s need for sugar.
A blow from a sword is high in iron.
Hanging flushes the body of its toxins.
Cyanide cleanses potentially harmful resins.

Bleach cuts cholesterol levels.
Jumping simulates weightlessness.
Drowning ensures hydration.
Smoking improves eyesight.

An oncoming train is filled
With many fruits and vegetables.
Running a car into a tree reduces
The need for red meat consumption.


(From: http://www.horselesspress.com/horselessreview.html)

Reminds me of Dorothy Parker's "Coda", heh.

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Recs:

What if Bertie Wooster were Batman?. Yup, what the title says.

From crack_van: Miscommunication, Uhura/Spock, Reboot! Star Trek, by [livejournal.com profile] salr323

Non-fics:

Ursula on writing

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Also, I wish that more people were writing the March themes for 31_days. Not just because I think the themes are evocative (for me, at least; I haven't felt like that about previous months') but also um, I have sort of private agenda. You see, I've been writing and posting a Hikaru no Go/Spirited Away crossover fic there since this month started, very short updates only, and it's starting to look like I'm spamming the comm. -_-;;;

Just in case you're interested in reading a fic whose chapters are being written and posted nightly and I'm definitely forewarning, is WIP and may end up abandoned:

Title: Twice the River 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 so far.
Series: Hikaru no Go, Spirited Away.
Summary: I tried to write a Sai comes back story and it intersected with Spirited Away.
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This is a sign I should pay more attention to the reading page on Dreamwidth, 'cos I missed this until someone else ([personal profile] thefourthvine) recced it:

The First Time, fic consists entirely of OCs, author calls it a metafic, Reboot!Star Trek (aka version XI), by [personal profile] bravecows. But devastatingly good. I cackled when I read the phrase "ASEAN in space".

Also: Bang*Bang Shousetsu no. 19 is up!

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RL: Have tendered resignation. Jobless in two weeks. >_>
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Before I forget:

Desynchronization, chapter 14, part 1 and part 2, Ogata finds amnesic Sai, Touya Kouyo, Hikaru, Hikaru no Go, by [livejournal.com profile] ontogenesis

You'll Get There in the End, part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4, completed, Kirk/Spock, reboot!Star Trek movie, by [livejournal.com profile] seperis

Recced by [personal profile] meteordust: Excerpts from Sweetheart vs. Spitfire, et al, a Temeraire tennis AU.
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Didn't crosspost last couple of entries, because weirdly Dreamwidth turns into a page of red and the box disappears when I log into it at work.

99 Bowls of Plomeek Soup on the Wall, Sarek, Amanda, Spock, general, humour, Star Trek (The Original Series), by jamjar and petra

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Stole a meme:

Name your 10-15 absolutely favorite couples (het/slash/canon/fanon) and ask people to see what trends they notice about your couples. Try to pick different fandoms:

1) Heero/Duo (Gundam Wing)
2) Hikaru/Akira (Hikaru no Go)
3) Mulder/Scully (X-files)
4) Kaoru/Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin)
5) Echizen/Momoshiro (Prince of Tennis)
6) Tsukasa/Ryuji (Tokyo Crazy Paradise)
7) Fujiwara/86 (Initial D)
8) Clark/Lex (Smallville)
9) Peabody/Emerson (Amelia Peabody books)
10) Haku/Chihiro (Spirited Away)
11) Ashitaka/San (Princess Mononoke)
12) Sanzo/Goku (Saiyuki)
13) Lee/Gaara (Naruto)
14) Tsuzuki/Touda (Yami no Matsuei)
15) Methos/McLeod (Highlander)

Other couples that I like: Hikaru/Akari, Isumi/Le Ping, Atobe/Jirou, Fujiwara/Ryousuke... I like Harry/Draco and Harry/Snape equally, tho' if someone can find me Harry/Draco/Ron that would be Just Fine.

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Came across this Malaysian retailer/trading co? that sells the Hanlin ebook. Read a review that says it uses a Nokia battery. I'm weirdly charmed by this. Maybe because I own a Nokia battery (well, two) and it's like I already own part of an ebook! (It made sense in my head...)

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