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    Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    2:06 pm
    New Story: Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square (CA:TWS)
    Title: Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square (12714 words)
    Author: Speranza
    Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
    Rating: Explicit
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
    Additional Tags: Time Travel, Wartime Romance, London, Episode: s01e28 The City on the Edge of Forever, World War II, Soldier Boys, First Time, It's A Long Long Way To Tipperary

    Natasha wanted to tell him the whole story of wartime London and the pub and seeing who Steve Rogers was before he lost everything, and meeting The Winter Soldier only to find out that he was just a young charmer named Bucky Barnes.

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    Saturday, June 21st, 2014
    10:00 pm
    Rec
    Steve/Bucky rec (do I have to call it Stucky? I have to, right? or else I'm old or whatever? IDK. I guess I'm old. I feel old. Wait, I'll come in again...)

    Steve/Bucky rec, for them's on my flist interested in such things. I thought this was great:

    the long slide from kingdom to kingdom (6015 words) by gyzym
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: Captain America (Movies)
    Rating: General Audiences
    Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
    Additional Tags: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Compliant
    Summary:

    They want you to love the whole damn world but you won't,
    you want it all narrowed down to one fleshy man in the bath,
    who knows what to do with his body, with his hands.


    -Richard Siken, Driving, Not Washing.



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    Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
    11:06 pm
    New Story: What We Asked For From Each Other (CA: TWS)
    Title: What We Asked For From Each Other (10704 words)
    Author: Speranza
    Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
    Rating: Explicit
    Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
    Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Bruce Banner/Tony Stark
    Characters: Natasha Romanov, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Clint Barton, Thor (Marvel)
    Additional Tags: Drunk Sex, Dubious Consent, Science Bros, Find Bucky, Implied/Referenced Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bruce Banner Makes The Best Margaritas, Tequila Snobbery, Queer Sex-capades 1936, Avengers Everywhere
    Summary: "I don't like pain," he told Banner. "Or assassins. Or boyfriends, actually."

    Or: Steve and Tony have drunk sex and then later, Steve drags Bucky back to Tony for help . There is a lot of alcohol in this story.

    Edited because Lim made me add more tags. :D)

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    Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
    9:01 pm
    OK, seriously, when did my favorite characters on TV become Root and Helena???

    HELENA, HOW ARE YOU SO AWESOME!? HOW DID YOU TURN OUT TO BE MY FAVORITE?

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    11:55 am
    Who is your meme?
    Fun - and I've stolen some additional ones I've seen around!

    Who is your Doctor? Tom Baker, quickly followed by Peter Davidson (That was my sweet spot for DW: Logopolis/ Castrovalva!)
    Who is your Doctor's companion? Adric! YES. YES HE IS.
    Who is your Batman? Adam West forever.
    Who is your Cat Woman? Julie Newmar.
    Who is your Sherlock Holmes? In my heart, it's Jeremy Brett - but I really do like Cumberbatch's also.
    Who is your fictional female federal agent? Olivia Dunham.
    Who is your Robin Hood? eh, I've always been agnostic about Robin Hood.
    Who is your Maid Marian/Marion? And ditto.
    Who is your Bond? Daniel Craig - Craig made Bond likeable for me, and he also brings out what I like about Bond in the books.
    Who is your fictional female assassin? Black Widow!
    Who is your Captain of the Enterprise: Ask my son, Tiberius. :D

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    Saturday, May 31st, 2014
    9:56 pm
    Update on the state of me
    You know that old Neil Gaiman quote, where he says "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day." - that's pretty much been my state of mind lately! Still dealing with hospitals and homes and my parents while trying to BE a parent to my kid and write an essay and blah blah blah blah, but there's also STEVE and BUCKY and it turns out that hanging around hospitals and going back and forth and back by train over the Brooklyn Bridge is excellent for fic writing. So you know, having a pretty decent time of it all considered. :D

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    Thursday, May 29th, 2014
    5:57 pm
    New Story: the nightmare from which I am trying to awake (CA:TWS)
    Title: the nightmare from which I am trying to awake (15967 words)
    Author: Speranza
    Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
    Rating: Explicit
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
    Characters: Natasha Romanov, Tony Stark
    Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Find Bucky, Romance, Drama, Angst, Feels
    Summary: "You gotta bring him in, Cap." Tony Stark, distant: on speakerphone. "You can come in to me, or you can go to—well, I don't know who else is left. But you gotta bring him in."</p>

    Notes: *pushes pile of chips onto table* Deal me in, please!!

    For lim, who midwifed: lim, I love you like rlb. Thanks also hugely to astolat for crossing to the Bucky side of Cap fandom to help me!!! :D (Also she insisted on more sex: thank yous to astolat@intimations.org.)

    Also, Fandom, FYI there needs to be a "Find Bucky" genre the way we used to talk about "Get" stories--"Get Spock" etc. (See http://fanlore.org/wiki/Get-Spock for details.) But I think we need "FIND" the way we needed "GET" and "LAY."

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    Saturday, May 17th, 2014
    11:36 pm
    Today, from my son Tiberius (Age 4.5)
    "Mommy! Did you know there's a really scary episode in the second season* of Star Trek where a lady takes Spock's brain??? And she takes it, and she puts it under something, and then there's a Spock who can't talk and then later there's another Spock and he can talk!"

    *OK, it's actually in third season, but other than that, he's got it in a nutshell, doesn't he?

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    Monday, May 12th, 2014
    9:05 pm
    The movie meme
    Who has two thumbs and turned her grades in today?? THIS GIRL.

    Anyone who feels like it should post their ten most CRUCIAL CRUCIAL CRUCIAL-ASS movies, like the movies that explain everything about yourselves in your current incarnations (not necessarily your ten favorite movies but the ten movies that you, as a person existing currently, feel would help people get to know you) (they can change later on obviously).

    In no particular order:

    1) Hanover Street
    2) What's Up Doc
    3) Blade Runner
    4) Cobra Woman
    5) The Empire Strikes Back
    6) Amadeus
    7) Kiss of the Spider Woman
    8) Maurice
    9) Young Sherlock Holmes
    10) Prick Up Your Ears

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    Sunday, May 11th, 2014
    12:18 pm
    drive by muttering
    Impactful? Is actually in the dictionary? Really? I find myself challenged in my descriptivism: We have gone too far!! It's an abomination!

    --brought to you by 8 days of grading and more uses of "impactful" than any one brain can stand

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    Friday, April 25th, 2014
    10:18 pm
    State of the Me (In Which I Finally See The Winter Soldier)
    counter.agent
    BUCKY

    cesperanza
    BUCKY!!!


    BUCKY BUCKY BUCKY BUCKY BUCKY. HAI BUCKY!




    I'm not made of stone, people!!!! The man stepped out of the 80s music video of my HEART.

    (writeswriteswriteswriteswriteswrites)

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    12:31 pm
    Rec: things to do in a locked room!
    Deputychairman was nice enough to write a sequel to my DS story Locked Room Puzzle adding the sex scene I was discourteous enough not to include! Run, read, enjoy!

    Things to do in a locked room (2935 words) by Deputychairman
    Chapters: 1/1
    Fandom: due South
    Rating: Explicit
    Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
    Relationships: Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski
    Additional Tags: Established Relationship, Post-Call of the Wild, Post-Canon, Romance, and some gratuitous sex
    Summary: A locked door between Ray, Fraser, and the rest of the world made all the difference.</p>

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    Monday, April 21st, 2014
    10:25 pm
    So that happened!
    So just as an FYI to my peeps, I've been radio silent because Tiberius had a bug he couldn't shake which ultimately landed us in the hospital for nearly a week. We're back now, and he's loads better, thanks! I just couldn't post about it as it was happening, and it took me a while to realize why. Then I remembered: I don't post WIP. :D But now this story has a happy ending, so OK.

    FWIW, the highlight of our experience was on Day 4, when the hospital sent Tiberius a therapist who turned out to be an actualfax Jedi. (He outed himself because we were obviously Trekkies, though he started out nervously giving me the mundane introduction to his fandom, but I was like, "Dude! You're among friends!") Then I got to yell at the doctors, because seriously, if you have a fucking JEDI on your staff, bring him OUT before DAY FOUR. I say, LEAD WITH THE JEDI! Anyway, the Jedi helped Tiberius a lot, and it was sweet that he kept trying to talk Trek to us, though he was a Next Gen guy himself and so kept trying to coach Tiberius by saying things like, "Tiberius! Engage!" And Tiberius, who knows not from Patrick Stewart, was like, "Mommy, what's with this man?"

    Anyway, if I'm behind in getting back to you on something, replying to your email, etc. that would be why.

    In other news, the TV's been good, hasn't it?

    A few thoughts on Person of InterestCollapse )

    In other fannish news, I'm going to try to make it out to see The Winter Soldier sometime this week, and in prep for that, I sat down and watched Cap 1, which wasn't interesting to me when it came out.

    All Those Who Chose To Oppose His Shield Must Yield! - Spoilers 3 years late!Collapse )

    Next up: NEW ORPHAN BLACK! \o/

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    Sunday, April 13th, 2014
    1:00 pm
    For Trekkies only!
    My son Tiberius, age 4, watching "The Doomsday Machine," shouts: "Oh no! It's the giant bread galaxy!!"




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    Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
    9:03 pm
    Monday, April 7th, 2014
    5:32 pm
    So I may have seriously underestimated the appeal of one Steve Rogers. I'm just sayin'.

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    Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
    9:42 pm
    Thanks, OTW, for making it easy for me to make my daily post today! :D
    FWIW, I totally love my OTW totebag.



    Now in all fairness, I must say that given heavy use - which for me on any given day is likely to include a computer, Kindle, child's portable toilet seat, lunch bag, and some art project of Tiberius's which will fall apart in a mess of feathers and beads - the inside of said tote will eventually shred into bits. I am on my third bag - I'm changing them about once a year. But that being said, the outside mesh pockets are crazy useful: easy access to the stuff you desperately need (metrocard, lip balm, iphone, ibuprofin) for when you don't feel like digging under the child's portable toilet seat.

    (OH MY LIFE OF UNBEARABLE GLAMOUR!)

    Stepping Stones: Organization for Transformative Works Membership Drive, April 3-9


    Support the OTW y'all! You know you want to! Your nonprofit, all-volunteer, one stop fanworks site made by people who did NOT sell you out to venture capitalists and who are NOT trying to take a percentage of your work when you eventually make millions with your hot erotica trilogy! Ten bucks gets you membership. A hundred bucks gets you a nifty tote bag with useful mesh pockets! And a sense of goodwill and community feeling!

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    Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
    10:46 pm
    Person of Interest 3x19
    Random short thoughts and spoilers: Read more...Collapse )

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    Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
    10:08 pm
    Female Characters!
    So I am pretty much a die hard slasher - fannishly, temperamentally. Don't get me wrong: I am not blind to the charms of an Aeryn Sun or a Donna Moss. But I can't remember loving so many female characters at the same time! Is it me or is the world awash in awesome female characters?! And apropos of my last POI post, I keep wondering if I have a type*, or if it's just that these characters are better written and more at the center of their own stories than--IDK. Megan from TS. Elizabeth from SGA. Maggie Thatcher from DS.

    * I think I like them a little crazy, because of the group below, Joan scares me most - she's so sane and healthy! I think she would judge me!

    Root



    Olivia Dunham



    Joan Watson



    Alice Morgan



    Sarah Manning (& Co)



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    Monday, March 31st, 2014
    12:02 pm
    Vids wot I saw
    A few years ago, Counteragent and I ran an "experimental vids" panel at VVC. These are two vids, neither traditionally vid-ish, that were recced to me recently and that I think are really interesting! One Sherlock, one SPN.







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