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25 September 2016
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What if Jack proposes to Bitty before a game
so that becomes part of his pre-game routine
so he has to do it before every game from then on
Like, if bitty is there, he'll go propose to him
If he isn't, he facetimes him

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11 September 2016
Remember these? Weren't they fun??




eta here's how to do fancy links - works for all major platforms including ao3

 
 
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11 September 2016
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08 September 2016
Here is my current list of demands for the hypothetical Invisible Woman series that Bleeding Cool suggests maybe could possibly be happening:

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05 September 2016
I can’t believe I’m saying this as someone continually beating the drum of Include More Women In The Marvel Brain Trust, but I think F4 retcons and remakes need to stop trying to make Sue a superscientist. She’s awesome on her own merit, and turning every member of the team into a genius on par with Noodle Husband or Murder Uncle actually makes them less interesting as a group, not more.

I suspect the logic of a lot of writers is that to make Sue an equal partner for Reed, she has to meet him on the field of whizbangery – or, if I’m not giving them the benefit of the doubt, it’s that they can’t fathom why Reed would be interested in Sue unless she’s also a superscientist. I recently had a guy tell me that he couldn’t understand why someone as smart as Peter Parker would be interested in “a bimbo” like Mary Jane, and I’m thinking that sentiment is not a foreign attitude re: Sue and Reed.

I am really, horrifically new to loving the Fantastic Four as more than historically noteworthy supporting characters in Spider-Man stories, but I don’t see why Sue needs to be smart in the same ways (or to the same degree) as Reed to make her an awesome character. For one thing, making her a superscientist isn’t developing her for her own sake, it’s developing her for Reed’s sake, and for another, she has her own stuff going on, and it’s lazy writing to substitute Reed’s schtick for Sue’s schtick instead of growing Sue’s schtick in ways that are new and interesting while still being grounded in who she is as a character.

Retcons and remakes aren’t inherently bad – I find it downright uncomfortable to read a lot of earlier F4 stuff, and I way prefer the gentle-but-accidentally-arrogant Reed and spine-of-steel Sue that it seems I encounter in more recent comics – but!!! But!!!!!! Let Sue be Sue!!!!!!!!!!

Also, movies need to stop pretending Doom is anything but the despotic technomage ruler of a small European country.
 
 
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Tony, Carol, and their ongoing argument over who Rhodey loves the most.

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someone needs to write matt/elektra crack
where matt pretends to be long-suffering and serious but keeps forgetting himself and having fun
and elektra would murder for a decent slice of pie

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18 April 2016
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25 February 2016
I'm a little over halfway through the novelization of The Force Awakens, and it's definitely... uh, serviceable. I'm not sure why they decided to dig up Foster to write this book when the last person to write a SW novelization not only knocked it out of the park but all the way to the moon, but it isn't a choice I would have made.

I do like some of the stuff Foster does with both Finn and Leia (it is really, really hard to read this book and remain unconvinced that Finn is in love with Rey which he is), although so far I feel like he's missing the point entirely with Kylo Ren; Foster's Ren is the sort of confident, generic villain that speaks with overly formal language at all times. There's apparently a part coming up about how Snoke groomed Ben from childhood, though, and that premise has promise.

Favorite part so far:
The three-dimensional imagery was mundane: standard-issue trooper personal history and training records. Nonetheless, Hux reviewed it carefully. When analyzing a psychological profile in search of an anomaly, one looked for small clues. A bit of correspondence, a favored quote, even the posture of the individual in question: Any of these might suffice to point to an explanation for the trooper's inexplicable behavior. He did not expect to find a picture of FN-2187 holding up a sign that read "I am going to go berserk and free a prisoner and steal a TIE fighter."
 
 
 
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08 February 2016
Dear Author,

Hi! Thanks so much for making a gift for me. This letter has a lot (maybe too many???) ideas and suggestions to get you started, but I'm going to adore whatever you create even if you ignore all of the below. I'm also including some information about my general likes and dislikes; if you have any questions, my askbox is always open (anon is on).

I'm down with any rating from G to NC-17, although porn for porn's sake is usually not my thing. My favorite tropes include female friendships, battle couples, epistolary stories, mutual pining, cats, crack, atonement arcs, slow burn, outside POV, banter, and competence. Het, femslash, and slash are all green lights, although many of my favorite pairings tend to fall under the "kind, clever men loving hard, dangerous women" umbrella.

Elements I dislike are animal abuse, infidelity, rape, and self-harm. That said, I do like dark stories, too, so please don't let any of these squicks prevent you from rolling with an awesome dark fic idea.

I like my Marian Hawke as ridiculous as possible, with the idea that she hides both her deep-seated anger and her core of pure marshmallow beneath jokes and barbs. That her relationship with Varric grows out of a very deep friendship is one of the things I like best about their dynamic; there's trust there, but there's also a lot that goes unsaid.

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Prompt #1
Character: Purple, Mage, Default Marian Hawke
Relationship: Female Hawke/Varric
Optional Tags: Post-Canon, Alternate Universe, Angst, Humor, Mutual Pining, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Reunions, Cassandra Pentaghast, Isabela (Dragon Age), Iron Bull, Iron Bull/Dorian Pavus, Fenris/Isabela, Malcolm Hawke, Carver Hawke

Down for post-canon, alternate universe, or whatever floats your boat! I'm a big fan of both angst and humor. If you go for the former, I'd love a story where Hawke stays behind in the Fade and everyone (read: Varric) deals with the repercussions; I like reunions, but I also like sad endings. If you go for the latter, literally anything with Hawke and Varric working together to fleece people at cards or a fighting ring would thrill me. If canon divergence is more your thing, I'm always up for a story with Hawke as the Inquisitor.

There aren't any characters that I particularly dislike, but my favorite dynamics are between Hawke and Cassandra, Isabela, the Iron Bull, Fenris, or Carver; as for Varric, I always like seeing his friendships explored, and in particularly enjoy when he interacts with Cassandra, Isabela, or Merrill. Anything about Hawke's relationship with her dad is going to automatically be a win, too.


There's not a lot more I can say here, Author! This is blanket permission to take any scrap of the above ideas or discard them entirely. I included some of my favorite characters and background pairings in the optional tags; if you want to take the "Fake/Pretend Relationship" trope and run with it, you're going to make me happy no matter what.

For alternate universes, how about Hawke as a reluctant private investigator and Varric as a muckracking journalist? Or, when in doubt: dragons.

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Prompt #2
Character: Purple or Red, Mage, Default Marian Hawke
Relationship: Female Hawke/Varric
Optional Tags: Angst, Rivalry, Rival Relationship, Dark, Blood Magic

What I'd love for this prompt is a rival romance between Hawke (maybe a Hawke who has lost both of her siblings) and Varric (who loves needling her too much to let her go), but any darker take on their relationship would be awesome. I'd prefer a Hawke who is still sarcastic at the core, but if you want to take her down an angrier path, that'd be awesome, too. There's a lot about how Varric and Hawke could be good together; show me all the ways they could be bad for each other.

If angst or dark stories are your cup of tea, I'd love to see how a rival romance between Hawke and Varric would play out. It's hard to rival Varric in DA2, so feel free to write your own take without sticking to a canon story - it'd be super interesting to see this play out between a purple!Hawke and Varric, who maybe rub each other the wrong way because they're too similar. Feel free to be unrelenting in how you write them - I love both characters, but I know they're not without their flaws.
 
 
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05 February 2016
There's some weirdness in the current Marvel Star Wars comic, but my favorite part so far is the extremely realistic moment when, after Luke and his friends infiltrate an Imperial munitions factory, he gets distracted and runs off to liberate a jail full of slaves.

My second favorite moment is Leia clocking one of the Imperial soldiers in the face with her helmet.
 
 
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About eight hours ago I decided I should make a vid, despite knowing nothing about vidding or even knowing exactly where to find iMovie on my computer.


No Church in the Wild from Damalur vas Normandy on Vimeo.


Song: "No Church in the Wild" by Jay-Z and Kanye West
Password: redfive

I would really like to do something longer that compares Luke and the Empire against Rey and the First Order, but 1.) beyond my capability, 2.) TFA still in theaters, 3.) video editing software expensive -- who knew!!! (I had vague suspicions, but man.)
 
 
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19 January 2016
poe  
Confession: I completely lost it over this story. In my book it was easily the most engrossing part of Before the Awakening -- maybe because Rucka had already played with Damerons in Shattered Empire? -- and the writing and characterization were just dead-on. Leia shows up! Leia!!

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18 January 2016
rey  
Second short story in Before the Awakening and also probably definitely the most heartbreaking??? Which is saying something, because Finn's story made me want to cry liquid sadness.
Rey didn't believe a word of it, but she didn't believe in much outside of herself.
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14 January 2016
finn  
I just started Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka and there's this point where Finn is struggling because he wants to help one of his unit members but Phasma has told him that the other trooper has to stand or fall on his own, and there's this line:
He began to wonder if there was something wrong with him.
It hit me right in the gut, because man, of course that's where Finn's head is going to go first -- he didn't leap from This doesn't feel right to The First Order is evil and I've gotta get out without working through Something's wrong with ME first, not when he's been conditioned from infancy.

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11 January 2016
I'm finally back to Heir to the Empire (what a busy month!) and:
He was standing by the window, dressed in that same black tunic, pants, and high boots that he'd worn that day at Jabba's palace.
Sidenote: I love that the EU stuck to dressing Luke in black. It's a little on-the-nose, and I actually like Mark Hamill better in earth tones, and it's pretty clear that new canon is sticking to more traditional Jedi attire, but the black works for me. First of all, it so obviously reflective of his growth and maturity, but I've also always wondered if there's a subconscious need to echo his father there. Also, I can see Luke having a total inability to dress himself when he isn't borrowing clothes from someone, and after trying to coach him, Leia -- who who received training in comport and presentation as part of her education on Alderaan -- finally gives up and advises him to stick to flightsuits or black.
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