thewrongkindofpc: Kate Bishop in a purple pea coat and holding a bow, sunglasses on like a badass (kate bishop)
I've been meaning to link all of the things I've been posting to Ao3 here--I've been saying I'm going to do it since, um, jeez, since August, and now that I finally have a day off I'm managing to actually knock some things off of my to-do list during, I thought I'd give it a shot, so here goes, most recent to least:

eyes replaced by pearls
fandom: In The Flesh
pairing: Simon/Kieren, Kieren & Jem
length: 16,081
summary: Jem is determined not to take any more shit, Kieren refuses to believe that anything is an inappropriate subject for humor, and Simon is trying to switch genres. It’s a good thing they’re all so good with effective communication, or this could get messy—oh, wait.

The Beginning of the World Often Comes
fandom: John Dies at the End
pairing: gen, canon pairings
length: 2,762
summary: Dave’s mission, should he choose to accept it, is to convince John’s teenage self to befriend his own teenage self in the past, because if they’re never friends, they’ll never save the world together, and so they’ll all cease to exist. Problem is, Dave can’t think of any compelling reasons why teenage John should want to befriend him. Written for Yuletide!

You Makes Me Feel (So)
fandom: Bandom (Cobra Starship, The Like)
pairing: Vicky-T/Z Berg
length: 2,838
summary: Z raises a delicate blond eyebrow, and Victoria considers raising one right back, upping the ante in this bizarre game of who’s-more-chill chicken she and Z have ended up in. Baby's first barista AU! Written for bandom_holidays

The Heart No Longer Stirred
fandom: How To Get Away With Murder
pairing: Lila Stanguard/Rebecca Sutter
length: 3,310
summary: I am a Partially Deceased Syndrome Sufferer, and what I did in my untreated state was not my fault.

Lila knows all about affirmations, remembers her mother reciting back candy-bright words after the voice on a cassette when Lila was a child. She knows about the words you say to make them true because she's been doing it her whole life. She's one of their most cooperative patients at the treatment center. Still, sometimes she gets nightmares.

An In The Flesh AU

Heavy Walls
fandom: Shameless (US)
pairing: Mandy Milkovich/OFC, Mandy Milkovich/Lip Gallagher, gen
length: 2,544
summary:If there is no love in this world, then we will build a new world, and we will give it walls.

-Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

(Basically the queer!Mandy fic of my heart)

Lions and Tigers and Bears
fandom: Bandom (JJAMZ, Ryan Ross is his own fandom)
pairing: Z & Ryan
length: 10,747
summary: Ryan and Z work a lot better as friends than they did as boyfriend and girlfriend. It might have been better if they’d figured that out before they tried to date, but better late than never, right? Together, they spend some time remembering that growing up is a process that never ends, and that sometimes it’s a process that’s easier to deal with when you leave yourself some time to smell the flowers (metaphorically) and feed the ducks (not metaphorically). Written for Bandom Big Bang!

Postcards From Greece
fandom: Ryan Ross is his own fandom
pairing: gen
length: 948
summary: Ryan goes to Greece and thinks about postcards a lot.

Old jokes don't die, they just wait for the next generation
fandom: MCU, Captain America Movies
pairing: gen
length: 107
summary: Drabblicious snatch of conversation

The beginning after the end
fandom: John Dies At The End
pairing: John/Dave/Amy
length: 2,581
summary: Response to the prompt: john/dave/amy we all survived the spider apocalypse sex!

I said, "Let's find a roof."

She said, "Let's find a bed."

ghost fingers
fandom: John Dies At The End
pairing: Dave/Amy
length: 1,320
summary: For the prompt on the John Dies at The End kink meme, "Amy/Any masturbation, Amy masturbates, or gives someone a hand-job, using her ghost hand."

fandom: Young Avengers, Hawkeye
pairing: Kate/America
length: 1,042
summary: Kate gives America an archery lesson.

A little more conversation
fandom: Young Avengers
pairing: Teddy Altman/Billy Kaplan, David Alleyne/Tommy Shepherd, Kate Bishop/America Chavez
length: 1899
summary: Five conversations that managed to happen without Kate Bishop’s help. Missing scene fic from v2. Technically a series of codas to my longer Young Avengers piece, Of All Possible Worlds
thewrongkindofpc: ryan ross in dark glasses, in a car with a cat on his shoulder (Default)
(I'm going to start this by saying that I know there are some comments floating around that people have made on these posts that I haven't replied to yet. Life has gotten weirdly busy right now, I don't even know why, but they all made me all kinds of giddy-happy, and I will be responding to them as soon as I can brain again. Until then, here's time for some flail and no real substance!)

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul.

I was having a hard time choosing what to talk about for this one, because that's the thing about fandom, isn't it? We are the people who let pieces of media change our lives in big, obvious, here-I-am-and-here-is-my-enthusiasm-and-never-shall-the-two-be-parted kinds of ways. So of course there are a lot of pieces of media that I could talk about as things that have changed my life.

Things only change your life when you connect to them, though. And you only connect to things based on who you are when you encounter them. So I'm going to talk about a tv show that has changed my life inasmuch as it has helped me solidify an understanding of who I already was when I encountered it.

It's not a secret that I love the show Shameless. The one that has my heart is the US version, which is currently starting its fourth season on Showtime. I know I have my Anglophile moments and also my moments of the-original-is-best media snobbery, but I also am American, and I also have the hugest soft spot in my heart for adaptations, and there's something about this Chicago-set show that gets under my skin the way the original UK version never did.

I was watching the first episode of the fourth season tonight with my roommate and one of my oldest best friends, both of whom love the show with the same kind of intensity that I do. They were talking about how Sheila, Karen's mother, was probably their favorite character after Lip, who they are both in love with, and I was trying to figure out, in my head, why I disagreed so very much.

For sure it's no comment on Joan Cusack's acting, which is fantastic, or the writing, which I love. I just don't like her character, and I realized, after a bit, that it's for the same reason that I love the show's main character, Fiona, with the same kind of intensity: Sheila has never succeeded in taking care of her people, while taking care of her people is all Fiona does.

I realize that this says more about my own values, and probably, to a certain degree, my own fucked-up priorities, than it does about either fictional woman. I know, intellectually, that I'm opposed to the idea that women need to be caregivers, and while they both take on a maternal role, which would suggest otherwise, I don't really think how I feel is about that, except maybe tangentially. It's about how I live my life by the idea that what you do, what you need to do, is that you pick your people, and then you do whatever you can to stick by them and do your best for them. You can't love everybody, you can't take care of the world, so you pick your people, and then you stand steady.

Maybe Fiona doesn't entirely have the luxury of choice, but who does, entirely? You live in the situation you live in, and she picks her brothers and sister again and again as she stays with them every day. She lets her parents go because they never held up their end of the deal. Sheila, on the other hand, can talk night and day about how much she loves her daughter, but she never ever sees her clearly, and when the chips are down, and Karen is at her most mangled, Sheila sends her off on a cross-country road trip alone with the sex addict husband who slept with her mother, so she can seek a miracle cure from some quack bearing wheat grass. And now I'm supposed to feel sorry she's lonely?

I have lots of other thoughts about the show, from all of the different ways Carl could grow up to the way I really really want to write queer!Mandy fic--there was a line of hers near the end of season three that I could totally see going there. The truth is, though, that when it comes right down to it, I mostly just adore Fiona Gallagher.


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