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God bless the rain, and the rainclouds that bring it. God bless the music, and the voices that sing it. God bless the ones who sing everything wrong. God bless all creatures who do not belong.
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I could watch forty minutes of this scene on a loop. Angel. Buffy. Buffy's date. Muffin.

So where do you know Buffy from?Collapse )

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The Glue of the World: Moby - My Weakness

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On the one hand, Ilyana looks great and Rahne better than I expected. On the other...why'd they have to make it a horror movie?

SO. CONFLICTED.

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The Glue of the World: Jesus Christ Superstar - The Temple

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*turns around in swivel chair, fingers steepled* I'll wager you weren't expecting to see ME again.

One of my resolutions this year was to post my Buffy reviews through Season 3. I'm not going to make it, but I thought a token effort in that direction might make me feel better. Just have to get through a few more S1s and then I can skip ahead to "Lie to Me."

Miss French is actually a protected species in my state, so...Collapse )

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The Glue of the World: Soul Asylum - Runaway Train

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Whoops, bit late. I'm gonna blame it on travel again.

Original fiction:
Worked on "Retronym". A little. Finally.

Art and crafting:
Bought a pattern for that skirt I'm supposed to make.

Reading:
Finished Earthrise by MCA Hogarth. I liked it a lot! Was pleasantly surprised, after the Dreamhealers books, to find that she can set up a plot complete with twists, foreshadowing, and an action-y climax. Didn't finish The Prince yet, somehow. Earthrise was longer than I had expected.
I feel like I can count To Be or Not to Be by Ryan North as my secondary book. I didn't finish it cover to cover, but it's a Choose Your Own Adventure (seriously - not that publisher, but it works exactly the same way), so cover to cover isn't what's done anyway. I finished it several times the way it's meant to be finished.
Most of the way through A Crown of Swords. Rediscovered a lot of crazy (and awesome) stuff that happens in this one, as well as at least three of the most maddening arcs kicking off.

Other:
The 30-day meme is complete! Not that I wouldn't still like to add bits to it. I'll collect all the posts at some point, though, so it looks like the single piece it was meant to be.
Apparently I didn't write any reviews of anything all month. But, but, the meme! That's why I barely did any reading or writing, too!

Anyway. Back soon to hopefully finish the year off with some actual accomplishments.

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Mad-Eye: mellow mellow
The Glue of the World: Garbage - You Look So Fine

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Bonus Day: Songs


Well, the month ends and so does the meme. It wasn't all I had hoped, but I still had fun talking about my favorites, and especially reading your comments.

Welcome to the bonus round: 31 of my favorite songs, and I found you a video for each one, containing my favorite version.

31. I BelieveCollapse )
30. Misery Is the River of the WorldCollapse )
29. ConfrontationCollapse )
28. Don't Think Twice It's AlrightCollapse )
27. MemoryCollapse )
26. Four WomenCollapse )
25. Walk This WorldCollapse )
24. MessCollapse )
23. Lux AeternaCollapse )
22. HallelujahCollapse )
21. Birdhouse in Your SoulCollapse )
20. OneCollapse )
19. 9 CrimesCollapse )
18. Try Not to BreatheCollapse )
17. Games Without FrontiersCollapse )
16. Father and SonCollapse )
15. Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My HandCollapse )
14. Come Out and PlayCollapse )
13. No Woman No CryCollapse )
12. If You Could Save YourselfCollapse )
11. Killer QueenCollapse )
10. Heart of GoldCollapse )
9. MykonosCollapse )
8. Let Me InCollapse )
7. OmahaCollapse )
6. Romeo and JulietCollapse )
5. SanteriaCollapse )
4. Cornflake GirlCollapse )
3. AfricaCollapse )
2. How Do You Tell Someone?Collapse )
1. Guest ListCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: contemplative contemplative
The Glue of the World: Johnny Cash - 25 Minutes to Go

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Day Thirty: Male Characters


I'd be saying some kind of goodbye now, except that the title of the meme has been a lie all along and I've got a bonus day to share with you. Maybe tomorrow, maybe not, but forget about that for now. On to the boys! And men! And maybe a furry ball of violence or two!

30. Joe Gargery (Great Expectations)
29. Nighteyes (The Farseer Trilogy)
28. Vash the Stampede (Trigun)
27. Ged/Sparrowhawk (The Earthsea Trilogy)
26. Silent Bob (View Askewniverse)
25. Jake Chambers (The Dark Tower)
24. Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)
23. The Doctor (Doctor Who)
22. Animal (The Muppets)
21. Lafayette Reynolds (True Blood)
20. Andrew Wiggin/Ender (Ender's Game)
19. Darl Bundren (As I Lay Dying)
18. Ford Prefect (The Hitchhiker's Trilogy)
17. Rupert Edmund Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
16. Brooklyn (Gargoyles)
15. Dr. Zoidberg (Futurama)
14. Han Solo (Star Wars)
13. Varys/the Spider (A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones)
12. Strider/Aragorn son of Arathorn (The Lord of the Rings)
11. Jean Valjean (Les Miserables)
10. General Iroh (Avatar: the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra)
9. Lorne/the Host/Krevlornswath of the Deathwok Clan (Angel)
8. Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
7. Thomas Anderson/Neo (The Matrix)
6. Gollum/Smeagol (The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)
5. Dream/Morpheus/the Sandman (The Sandman)
4. Matthew Murdock/Daredevil (Daredevil)
3. Rocket Raccoon (Guardians of the Galaxy)
2. Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler (Uncanny X-Men/Marvel 616)
1. Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel)

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Mad-Eye: sleepy sleepy
The Glue of the World: Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky

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Day Twenty-Nine: Female Characters


Here's a twist: the list is just going to be a list today. I really would have liked to add a ramble or a picture for each one, but this whole thing has gotten out of hand and the date's catching up to me real fast. Once I've answered some of the comments on the last few entries, I might go back into the posts themselves and add to them. But for now...GIRLS! And women. And maybe a kittycat or two.

29. Princess Unikitty (The Lego Movie)
28. Robin Sena (Witch Hunter Robin)
27. Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
26. Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy)
25. Jen Yu (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
24. Jessica Hamby (True Blood)
23. Devi D. (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac and I Feel Sick)
22. Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
21. Catelyn Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
20. Toph Beifong (Avatar: the Last Airbender)
19. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel)
18. Jessica Jones (Jessica Jones)
17. Lying Cat (Saga)
16. Alice (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass)
15. Rinoa Heartilly (Final Fantasy VIII)
14. San (Princess Mononoke)
13. Fluttershy (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic)
12. Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia)
11. Egwene al’Vere (The Wheel of Time)
10. Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat (Marvel Universe/Uncanny X-Men)
9. Nala (The Lion King)
8. Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
7. Lady Amalthea (The Last Unicorn)
6. Delirium (The Sandman)
5. River Tam (Firefly)
4. Merle (The Vision of Escaflowne)
3. Daenerys Targaryen (A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones)
2. Psyche (Greek Mythology/Till We Have Faces)
1. Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane (Marvel Universe/The New Mutants)

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Mad-Eye: content content
The Glue of the World: BBC 2

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Day Twenty-Eight: Books


Hurrah! It's book day! Rejoice, bookworms! We're going to talk about books! Books books books!

28. Brave New WorldCollapse )
27. The Joy Luck ClubCollapse )
26. LolitaCollapse )
25. The Sun, the Moon, and the StarsCollapse )
24. The Unbearable Lightness of BeingCollapse )
23. Life of PiCollapse )
22. The Chronicles of AmberCollapse )
21. BelovedCollapse )
20. We Need to Talk About KevinCollapse )
19. Ender's GameCollapse )
18. A Passage to IndiaCollapse )
17. Jude the ObscureCollapse )
16. Corelli's MandolinCollapse )
15. One Hundred Years of SolitudeCollapse )
14. Les MiserablesCollapse )
13. The Poisonwood BibleCollapse )
12. American GodsCollapse )
11. As I Lay DyingCollapse )
10. The Hitchhiker's TrilogyCollapse )
9. The Space TrilogyCollapse )
8. His Dark MaterialsCollapse )
7. Harry PotterCollapse )
6. Watership DownCollapse )
5. The Wheel of TimeCollapse )
4. Till We Have FacesCollapse )
3. A Song of Ice and FireCollapse )
2. The Lord of the RingsCollapse )
1. The Last UnicornCollapse )

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All Places Are Alike to Me: Dublin
Mad-Eye: hungry hungry

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Day Twenty-Seven: Live-Action Movies


Crap, I started collecting YouTube clips again. See this is why this meme never gets done. I mean it's not like you couldn't have looked for YouTube clips yourselves if you were interested, so I'm obviously just doing this for my own sake because I love these movies so much I can't resist rewatching a few minutes of them or a trailer every time I talk about them.

27. Wonder WomanCollapse )
26. MementoCollapse )
25. Kung Fu HustleCollapse )
24. Into the WildCollapse )
23. Midnight in ParisCollapse )22. SignsCollapse )
21. HellboyCollapse )
20. A Christmas StoryCollapse )
19. Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living DeadCollapse )
18. DeadpoolCollapse )
17. LadyhawkeCollapse )
16. 300Collapse )
15. Indiana JonesCollapse )
14. Love ActuallyCollapse )
13. Monty Python and the Holy GrailCollapse )
12. The Princess BrideCollapse )
11. The Lord of the RingsCollapse )
10. The AvengersCollapse )
9. Pirates of the CaribbeanCollapse )
8. Jurassic ParkCollapse )
7. X-Men 2Collapse )
6. The Gods Must Be CrazyCollapse )
5. Star WarsCollapse )
4. Empire RecordsCollapse )
3. Donnie DarkoCollapse )
2. The MatrixCollapse )
1. Guardians of the GalaxyCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: good good
The Glue of the World: Sigur Ros - Heysatan

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Day Twenty-Six: Titles


No cuts - it's not like there are any spoilers anyway (except #12, which is a special case). This is what it says on the tin: the titles that I like the best for being titles. Not influenced by whether the actual media is any good. Random order again because there's no ranking these, although #1 definitely deserves its place.

26. Let's Kill Hitler (Doctor Who episode)

This line in context, and its delivery, were the best part of an otherwise middling episode, but it's also a delightful way to summarize the plot and enthuse the viewer because yay, we're going to kill Hitler!

25. Joy Sonnet in a Random Universe (poem)

Gimmick poem but the title makes me feel good; the whole thing might make you feel good if you search it and read it out loud.

24. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (book/movie)

See, I don't think this beautiful phrase could have occurred if it were written in English first. I'm guessing it doesn't sound as good in Czech.

23. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (song by Fleet Foxes)

This one has my firm recommendation for the entire melody and lyrics too, btw.

22. City Nightfall's Rendezvous (short story)

You won't find this story anywhere; my friend wrote it when both of us were about 15 and I'm sure he's wiped the internet clean of it, but the cadence has stuck in my head all this time.

21. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (book/movie)

Someday I've got to read this, I think.

20. Grim Fandango (video game)

I think I heard once that it was named after a card game or something?

19. Things Fall Apart (book by Chinua Achebe/song by Cristina)

There are multiple books named after lines in Yeats's The Second Coming, understandably since they all come out pretty damn cool. Anyone noticed how often I steal lines of poetry for use in fanfiction? Sometimes a trick just works.

18. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (movie)

I had to look this one up just now because I thought I remembered it was also a line from a poem. It is; "Eloisa to Abelard” by Alexander Pope.

17. Half-Life (video game)

Short and to the point, but there's so many ways it can be interpreted.

16. The Sound and the Fury (book by William Faulkner)

Shakespeare quote this time. It sounds so glorious and oceanic on its own, but the meaning within the text changes everything.

15. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (movie/play)

Oh hey, also a Shakespeare quote. I did at one point rent this one just on the basis of the title, and will need to do so again because I think it was too smart for me at the time.

14. Mossflower (book by Brian Jacques)

Along with the food descriptions, one thing Jacques really had a knack for was place names. This was my favorite.

13. Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love (song by TMBG)

The song isn't worth your time but please enjoy this unlikely phrase to roll around in your head.

12. John Dies at the End (book/movie)

Yeah I watched this for the sake of the title too, even though I don't like horror. It was kind of neat (and funny), if confusing.

11. Battlestar Galactica (TV show, twice)

Battlestar Galactica! Battlestar-freakin'-Galactica! I say it again, it's fun to say, Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica...I want to get two ferrets and name them Battlestar and Galactica.

10. Ancestral Recall (Magic: the Gathering card)

Could probably make an entire list of just Magic card names, but the only other one I can think of right now is "Naked Singularity". Oh! "Apocalypse Chime", that's a good one.

9. The Fault in Our Stars (book/movie)

Haven't read it, haven't seen it, don't really intend to, don't need to be convinced to change my mind, but kudos for that sweet title.

8. Bam Thwok (song by the Pixies)

If I ever open up a nightclub this is what I'm going to call it.

7. Atlas Shrugged (book by Ayn Rand)

For sure gonna read this sometime.

6. Dude, Where's My Car? (movie)

I watched it, so you don't have to - you're welcome - but you've quoted the title at some point so don't say this movie never did anything for you.

5. Progress as If Survival Mattered (book)

At my house we have a few shelves of used books which we bought in bulk to resell. One of them near my desk had this title, and it haunted me until I added it to the list; I don't know anything else about it.

4. Hellblazer (comic)

Adapted into a movie and a TV show and neither of them have used this awesome and thematically descriptive antihero name, I don't understand that.

3. A Ring of Endless Light (book by Madeline L'Engle)

Wikipedia tells me, "The title originates from a phrase in the seventeenth-century Welsh poet Henry Vaughan's poem 'The World'," which I remember being used in the text. It also tells me I need to reread this, because I haven't since I was a kid and I think I loved it even while the whole thing was going over my head.

2. Yourself or Someone Like You (album by Matchbox 20)

Because what possible context could this have?

1. Lady Dolphina's Warrior Goddess Belly Dance Workout

Oh my God you guys I've been so excited to bless your life with this extraordinary title especially since I pictured you reading it and thinking ha ha must be some kind of comedy or spoof but NO, it's an ACTUAL WORKOUT VIDEO, it's BASED ON BELLY DANCING and it's made by a woman who calls herself LADY DOLPHINA and she refers to women as WARRIOR GODDESSES throughout the WHOLE THING, I know this because I'VE DONE THE LADY DOLPHINA WARRIOR GODDESS BELLY DANCE WORKOUT, it's been some time but HOW COULD I EVER FORGET?

(Except, googling just now has revealed that there doesn't seem to be a video which puts all the elements in the same order that I quoted up there, but I don't want to ruin it, just accept my version. You can trust me, I'm a warrior goddess. Lady Dolphina told me so.)

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The Glue of the World: Blackalicious - 4000 Miles

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Day Twenty-Five: Poems


25. Ae Fond KissCollapse )
24. The Nicene CreedCollapse )
23. Love Song of Night and DayCollapse )
22. You've Ruined My Evening/You've Ruined My LifeCollapse )
21. The WakingCollapse )
20. The Mad Girl's Love SongCollapse )
19. Quite ForsakenCollapse )
18. The Way Through the WoodsCollapse )
17. Rime of the Ancient MarinerCollapse )
16. Come, rest in this bosomCollapse )
15. The RavenCollapse )
14. Annabel LeeCollapse )
13. Mending WallCollapse )
12. l(aCollapse )
11. An Essay on ManCollapse )
10. This Be the VerseCollapse )
9. The House by the Side of the RoadCollapse )
8. Hold on To What is GoodCollapse )
7. Once by the PacificCollapse )
6. The OrangeCollapse )
5. All That Is GoldCollapse )
4. Spring and FallCollapse )
3. I Thought Once How Theocritus Had SungCollapse )
2. Do Not Stand At My Grave And WeepCollapse )
1. Madam and Her MadamCollapse )

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The Glue of the World: Sarah McLachlan - Sweet Surrender

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Day Twenty-Four: Love Stories/Relationships


There are no rules here; tell me you despise one or more of these ships and everyone who ships it and all I'm gonna do is fist bump you while also telling you why you're wrong and my ships are all written in the stars and I win forever. I'm invincible. Let's party. (Some items contain spoilers by their nature but I tried to avoid big ones.)

24. Roast Beef/MollyCollapse )
23. Booth/AngelaCollapse )
22. Tom/AllisonCollapse )
21. Finnick/AnnieCollapse )
20. Roslin/AdamaCollapse )
19. Mustang/HawkeyeCollapse )
18. Amy/RoryCollapse )
17. Indy/MarionCollapse )
16. Charlie/ClaireCollapse )
15. Éowyn/FaramirCollapse )
14. Dani/RahneCollapse )
13. Spike/JuliaCollapse )
12. Goliath/ElisaCollapse )
11. Marko/AlanaCollapse )
10. April/AndyCollapse )
9. Sookie/BillCollapse )
8. Zuko/KataraCollapse )
7. Victor/SierraCollapse )
6. Jon/DanyCollapse )
5. Spike/FaithCollapse )
4. Jessica/LukeCollapse )
3. Psyche/CupidCollapse )
2. Peter/RocketCollapse )
1. Buffy/AngelCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: loved loved
The Glue of the World: Tom Waits - Just the Right Bullets

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Day Twenty-Three: Live-Action Television


This will probably be the last time I add YouTube clips or possibly any visuals at all; they're time consuming and I wanna get this done! Also wow, you guys, there are so many TV shows.

23. SeinfeldCollapse )
22. Look Around YouCollapse )
21. HeroesCollapse )
20. The Walking DeadCollapse )
19. Mystery Science Theater 3000Collapse )
18. BonesCollapse )
17. Battlestar GalacticaCollapse )
16. True BloodCollapse )
15. Pushing DaisiesCollapse )
14. PortlandiaCollapse )
13. BlackadderCollapse )
12. DollhouseCollapse )
11. Doctor WhoCollapse )
10. Parks and RecreationCollapse )
9. FireflyCollapse )
8. LostCollapse )
7. Jessica JonesCollapse )
6. LegionCollapse )
5. Whose Line Is It, Anyway?Collapse )
4. Game of ThronesCollapse )
3. AngelCollapse )
2. DaredevilCollapse )
1. Buffy the Vampire SlayerCollapse )

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The Glue of the World: Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

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Title: Pyrolysis
Author: Kairos
Word count: 4630
Setting: GotG, post-Vol.2
Characters: GotG team; no pairing
Warnings: Graphic violence (non-sexual but may be upsetting due to the character it involves)
Notes: I started writing this as a scene that had popped into my head, then tried to resolve it into something that worked as a one-shot, and in the process it turned into yet another piece of family warmfuzzy rather than the grimdark I had envisioned.

(Still pretty bleak in the middle though so heed the warning.)

I clawed someone’s eye out one time.Collapse )

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The Glue of the World: Dying Light

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Fanfiction:
Wrote Through the Fog for Firefly, a fandom I've never written in before. (I've been pleasantly surprised by the reception it's had so far - nothing compared to an active fandom, of course, but the people who did read it really seemed to like it.)

Original fiction:
Nothing this month, which means I really have to be firm and forbid myself to write any more fanfiction now that I finished that list.

Art and crafting:
I drew all four of the superheroes I was talking about but can't figure out how to color them. Are there any artists reading who have some idea of what medium works best to get a traditional comic book look?
Did some more practice sewing. Made a tiny bag.

Reading:
Okay, I'm starting to confuse myself with the reading goals. Maybe I'll just count them all up at the end of the year and make sure I have at least twenty-four. Well, I'm certain I finished Tess of the D'Urbervilles (actually liked the ending much more than I expected), and started The Prince by Machiavelli. Also just today started another Pelted novel.
Finished Lord of Chaos at last and made some progress in A Crown of Swords, the next WoT novel. This is the last one that had been published when I first got into the series all these years ago, and I'm wondering how different the next one will feel when I get there.

TV and games:
Finished all the True Blood that Amazon has to offer; like with Korra, I'm going to call this completed until they get me some more.
Beat FFVIII, whoo-ha! Purchased and started FFIX, so those both get crossed off.

Other:
Yeah, the meme didn't show up at all this month. My plan now is to lower my standards so I can get more of it done.
I did a book report. It was short but I make the rules here.

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Man, this icon was a skincrawl joke in the first place, but...I think I better delete it now.

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Title: Through the Fog
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Firefly; His Dark Materials
Wordcount: 8430
Rating: General
Disclaimer: Everything belongs to either Mutant Enemy or Philip Pullman.
Notes: Well, this is exciting. Remember when I did that Daemon AU GotG fic? This is the same thing, but with Firefly. More importantly, it's my first Firefly fic, which fulfills the last fanfiction-related item on my 2017 resolutions list. It also fulfills a prompt from a request meme I posted eight years ago, and is in fact a reworking/expansion of the scene I began writing for Kaylee at the time. DO YOU BEGIN TO SEE WHY I'M EXCITED.

If anyone reads this, could you let me know about any lore I get wrong so I can fix it before I post elsewhere? I'm not an expert in this fandom. Suggestions for additional Chinese phrases I can insert will be gratefully accepted. Also, I play fast and loose with the daemon lore, since why not.

Friendly suggestion if you're just skimming: each character stands alone for the most part, but the last ones will make less sense out of order. I tried to lend a hand by including pictures you can refer to for the sake of your mind's eye. Any questions about my daemon choice or their names, sling 'em at me, I love that stuff.

Title and the line of dialogue containing the same are from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Coleridge.

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If I want to catch up on my resolutions I'm going to need to pick a couple short easy books to finish by the end of the month. An odd thing is that I started reading Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and got about a quarter through it and it's good, and it's been sitting on my bedside table unopened for veritable months. It's a very long book and I've got a deadline so I keep putting it off. Not sure this is working out so well.

Btw, thanks for the responses to my last entry, and also thanks if you read it and made some kind of mental note about how Kairos is irrationally sensitive and you don't want to hurt her feelings. I appreciate that.

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I had a dream last night that someone on my flist sent me a long detailed message saying that she had nothing against me personally but was defriending me because she no longer had any interest in reading my blog, so I guess I've got some subconscious anxiety about maintaining a presence and keeping my online friends as the internet changes.

I've always said that anyone is free to stop following me on any platform if we don't click, and that still holds, but the truth is that I would also appreciate a chance to work on whatever I'm doing wrong, if you've got the patience to point it out to me before cutting ties. I know I haven't been commenting a lot and I'm hoping to change that, for starters.

Thanks!

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