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Chapter Title: The Takeaway
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (not Vol.2-compliant)
Wordcount: This part, 2100-something, I don't know I already closed the doc
Rating: General/Teen
Notes: Chapter after a cliffhanger means I can half-ass it because all the value is already in resolving the cliffhanger. (I know that's not how it really works, but guys, writing is hard.)

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The Glue of the World: Johnny Cash - Greystone Chapel

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Day Twenty-Two: Favorite Individual TV Episodes


Warning: a lot of the clips will contain major spoilers, since people tend to want to immortalize the moments with the biggest impact, which tend to cluster around the climax. Of course, if you're curious about the show but haven't seen it, you probably shouldn't be watching any clips at all. Except maybe if it's the pilot, but for those I'm less likely to be reccing the entire show. This list contains some of my favorite shows and also some I really could not care less about, but all of them were chosen for the quality of this single episode, whether or not that takes into account how it interacts with the rest of the show.

22. Battlefield of ConfusionCollapse )
21. Top BananaCollapse )
20. SlapsgivingCollapse )
19. PilotCollapse )
18. Tricia Tanaka Is DeadCollapse )
17. Love and RocketCollapse )
16. Jack and the ScotsmanCollapse )
15. The Finger in the NestCollapse )
14. The Box PrinceCollapse )
13. Now His Watch Has EndedCollapse )
12. It Ain't Easy Being BreeziesCollapse )
11. The Real Folk BluesCollapse )
10. Epitaph One/Epitaph TwoCollapse )
9. TableclothCollapse )
8. The InternetCollapse )
7. Speak of the DevilCollapse )
6. EarshotCollapse )
5. I Will Remember YouCollapse )
4. Mystery SpotCollapse )
3. FelinaCollapse )
2. Vincent and the DoctorCollapse )
1. Quarterfinals Week 4Collapse )

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The Glue of the World: Gnarls Barkley - Crazy

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Day Twenty-One: Bands/Singers


There are a lot of ways to listen to music these days and most of them are online, but I don't really know of a good way to link to a single-band playlist that doesn't involve setting up a site membership or something. Hence, all I got for you is Wikipedia links, sorry. I'm not great at talking about music, either, so whatever I think to write for each one will probably be mostly autobiographical.

21. LiveCollapse )
20. RasputinaCollapse )
19. Fleet FoxesCollapse )
18. Counting CrowsCollapse )
17. Barenaked LadiesCollapse )
16. SublimeCollapse )
15. Pink FloydCollapse )
14. The BeatlesCollapse )
13. WeenCollapse )
12. Bob DylanCollapse )
11. Ben Folds FiveCollapse )
10. QueenCollapse )
9. Neil YoungCollapse )
8. Nina SimoneCollapse )
7. Tori AmosCollapse )
6. Tom WaitsCollapse )
5. Traveling WilburysCollapse )
4. They Might Be GiantsCollapse )
3. Iron & WineCollapse )
2. R.E.M.Collapse )
1. EelsCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: busy busy
The Glue of the World: Tom Waits - All the World Is Green

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Day Twenty: Animated Films


I have a sinking feeling I'm leaving out a ton of my favorites. For one thing, I was going for some variation so that it wasn't a full list of Disney and Miyazaki, but also I just really love me some animation and there's so much good stuff out there. Recent masterpieces and also much-beloved children's movies that may have just faded out of my memory. Anyway, the twenty below are still a good place to start!

20. Wall-ECollapse )
19. The Fantastic Mr. FoxCollapse )
18. Beauty and the BeastCollapse )
17. The Emperor’s New GrooveCollapse )
16. Titan AECollapse )
15. Waking LifeCollapse )
14. The Little MermaidCollapse )
13. The Secret of NIMHCollapse )
12. The IncrediblesCollapse )
11. Grave of the FirefliesCollapse )
10. The Land Before TimeCollapse )
9. FerngullyCollapse )
8. Lilo and StitchCollapse )
7. Inside OutCollapse )
6. The Rescuers Down UnderCollapse )
5. The Last UnicornCollapse )
4. My Neighbor TotoroCollapse )
3. 101 DalmatiansCollapse )
2. The Lion KingCollapse )
1. Princess MononokeCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: cheerful cheerful
The Glue of the World: Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

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Day Nineteen: Websites


Nothing is quite as all-encompassing of genre and media as the internet, so to narrow it down I tried to leave off the biggest ones, like Amazon and Wikipedia, no matter how much use I get out of them. Also, some might be dead. I'm about to find out.

19. HulbertsaloonCollapse )
18. NeopetsCollapse )
17. The Gryphon's GuildCollapse )
16. ThinkGeekCollapse )
15. Homestar RunnerCollapse )
14. CrackedCollapse )
13. Something AwfulCollapse )
12. BuffyWorldCollapse )
11. ElfwoodCollapse )
10. Post SecretCollapse )
9. This Is ColossalCollapse )
8. FanFictionCollapse )
7. Eye of the TiberCollapse )
6. WhedonesqueCollapse )
5. Hyperbole and a HalfCollapse )
4. Archive of Our OwnCollapse )
3. TV TropesCollapse )
2. Blood RosesCollapse )
1. LiveJournalCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: contemplative contemplative
The Glue of the World: Mirah - Pollen

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Day Eighteen: Children's Books


I love children's literature so much I can't even, you guys. I mean sure there's an element of nostalgia and there's also a detached part of me trying to measure the value of a book which was meant for the enjoyment and growth of someone much younger than myself, but mostly I just love reading a good book. Here are some good books for anyone and everyone to appreciate.

18. SerendipityCollapse )
17. Word Smart JuniorCollapse )
16. Black BeautyCollapse )
15. The Enchanted Forest ChroniclesCollapse )
14. Sophie's WorldCollapse )
13. AnimaliaCollapse )
12. DinotopiaCollapse )
11. Dump DaysCollapse )
10. Fanny and MayCollapse )
9. All About Doggie and PussycatCollapse )
8. Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon HatcherCollapse )
7. The Jungle BookCollapse )
6. The Hundred and One DalmatiansCollapse )
5. WhalesongCollapse )
4. The HobbitCollapse )
3. The Chronicles of NarniaCollapse )
2. RedwallCollapse )
1. God Bless the GargoylesCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: melancholy melancholy
The Glue of the World: Moby - In This World

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Day Seventeen: Authors


If anyone seems conspicuously missing, it's probably because I'm only listing those for whom I've read more than one book, and I count series as books. Links to the Goodreads page for each one and quotes without context. Let me know if you discover anything you like. Or if you discover that I like something you didn't know I liked.

17. Karel ČapekCollapse )
16. Mark TwainCollapse )
15. Jane AustenCollapse )
14. Madeleine L'EngleCollapse )
13. Franz KafkaCollapse )
12. Brian K. VaughanCollapse )
11. Robin HobbCollapse )
10. Chris ClaremontCollapse )
9. Toni MorrisonCollapse )
7. Gerald DurrellCollapse )
6. Rudyard KiplingCollapse )
5. Neil GaimanCollapse )
4. Barbara KingsolverCollapse )
4. J.R.R. TolkienCollapse )
3. Peter S. BeagleCollapse )
2. Flannery O'ConnorCollapse )
1. C.S. LewisCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: contemplative contemplative
The Glue of the World: Lana Del Rey - Off to the Races

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Apparently you can't watch STARZ online internationally, so I went back to American Gods after a long hiatus with just half an episode left (I don't usually start watching if I don't have time for the whole thing but there were Circumstances), and then realized I had accidentally skipped Episode 8 so I watched that before finishing up with the second half of the finale.

All I'm saying is, I'm well aware I may have ruined the whole viewing experience for myself, but right now I'm leaning toward just not being that happy with the show.

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Mad-Eye: disappointed disappointed
The Glue of the World: Neo N. - Take Me to Church

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Chapter Title: Only the Two of Us
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (not Vol.2-compliant)
Wordcount: This part, 2166
Rating: General/Teen
Notes: Got the characters out of the compound, woo-hoo, that means I can start working on my favorite part, aftermath!

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The Glue of the World: Nick Drake - Come Into the Garden

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Chapter Title: War, Part 3
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (not Vol.2-compliant)
Wordcount: This part, 2399
Rating: General/Teen
Notes: Wrapping up the action part though not entirely.

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The Glue of the World: Busdriver - Dreamcatcher's Mitt

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SO MANY to talk about so I'm going to go through them as quickly as possible but I can always keep talking if there's any in particular that interest you! I'm sure I forgot a few.

Spider-Man: HomecomingCollapse )
Wonder WomanCollapse )
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2Collapse )
Beauty and the BeastCollapse )
Get OutCollapse )
The Belko ExperimentCollapse )
John Wick 2Collapse )
The Lego Batman MovieCollapse )
Kubo and the Two StringsCollapse )
Hidden FiguresCollapse )
Suicide SquadCollapse )
XXX: The Return of Xander CageCollapse )

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All Places Are Alike to Me: at work
Mad-Eye: okay okay

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Fanfiction:
Worked on the thing. Did not finish the thing.

Original fiction:
Nothing this month.

Art and crafting:
Fiddled with my superhero costumes. Briefly.

Reading:
Had to catch up on May's challenge as well, so I've got a longer list this time:
Finished Heart of Darkness. All I had known beforehand was that it was the basis for Apocalypse Now (a classic war movie), so I figured it would be a wild ride, but honestly I found it kind of dreary and I'm glad it's over.
Read The Communist Manifesto. It was fairly interesting from a historical perspective, but I haven't turned into a communist so ultimately I would say it was ineffective.
For June, I read Frankenstein, which has an absolutely infuriating narrator but raises the right questions, and I think it's earned its place as an early sci-fi classic.
Finally returned to the MCA Hogarth collection and downloaded Mindline. More of a plot than the first one and overall a bit better. I'll definitely continue with the Pelted universe, although from here I'll skip over to either the space opera or the dark stuff, since I think that's how the chronology is supposed to go.
Currently near the beginning of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and still working on Lord of Chaos (book six of Wheel of Time).

TV and games:
Today I will return to FFVIII, or start S6 of True Blood, or both.

Other:
I have two more entries for the meme queued. For some reason, I'm still telling myself I'm going to get the rest of it done in one go.
Apparently I haven't done any media reviews. Well, I watched a ton of movies on planes and I have some ranting to do about TV too, so I'll probably make up for that.

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The Glue of the World: Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues

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Chapter Title: War, Part 2
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (not Vol.2-compliant)
Wordcount: This part, 2411
Rating: General/Teen
Notes: Told you I was on a mad rush.

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All Places Are Alike to Me: Truro
Mad-Eye: listless listless
The Glue of the World: Hamilton - The Election of 1800

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Chapter Title: War
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (not Vol.2-compliant)
Wordcount: This part, 3022
Rating: General/Teen
Notes: I'm on a mad rush to get this done already. I may have written myself into a corner with a couple things I did here, but I decided to just run with it and untie the knot later.

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Title: Keep the Light On
Author: Kairos
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy (spoilers for Vol. 2)
Wordcount: 4330
Rating: Teen for language
Notes: Last one, at least for a while. This was based on a prompt someone gave me on Ao3, which seduced me by involving my two favorite characters and their relationship -- this time I actually ended up giving it a romantic vibe and I'm not really sure what to say about that. Afte all these years, do I have an M/M ship?

I thought if we were lucky, it would give you another fifty years or so. I thought that was about how much time I had too. All I wanted was for us to have matching lifespans. Wham bam, wish granted.Collapse )

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All Places Are Alike to Me: Cornwall
Mad-Eye: mellow mellow

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Day Sixteen: Villains


You know, usually it kind of annoys me that everything is a wiki now instead of more varied fandom content, but this time it was really useful for gathering links. Let's just rush straight into this rogues gallery. I'll never be good, but that's not bad!

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15. Don JohnCollapse )
14. Otto OctaviusCollapse )
13. Inspector JavertCollapse )
12. Mayor Richard Wilkins IIICollapse )
11. Darth VaderCollapse )
10. The Robot DevilCollapse )
9. Mother GothelCollapse )
8. Wilson FiskCollapse )
7. EnvyCollapse )
6. Prof. UmbridgeCollapse )
5. The Magic ManCollapse )
4. XanatosCollapse )
3. The Purple ManCollapse )
2. DiscordCollapse )
1. Agent SmithCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: satisfied satisfied
The Glue of the World: Moby - I'm Not Worried at All

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Day Fifteen: Stories


When it came time to post this entry I was at an utter loss on how to rank these stories. I love all of them so much. So I'm not going to bother; they're more or less listed randomly. I've linked directly to the story whenever possible, so I hope one or two will pique your interest.

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14. The Gift of the MagiCollapse )
13. The Porcelain SalamanderCollapse )
12. The Most Magical Thing About RachelCollapse )
11. Rikki-tikki-taviCollapse )
10. A Dog's TaleCollapse )
9. Baby WilsonCollapse )
8. White TigersCollapse )
7. A Good Man Is Hard to FindCollapse )
6. There Will Come Soft RainsCollapse )
5. The Cat Who Walked by HimselfCollapse )
4. Queen of the Tyrant LizardsCollapse )
3. The Displaced PersonCollapse )
2. There's No Such Place as Far AwayCollapse )
1. Cupid and PsycheCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: hungry hungry
The Glue of the World: Grease - Hopelessly Devoted to You

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Day Fourteen: Comics


The way I tend to talk about comics might make me sound like a rabid lifelong fan who knows the medium inside out. Truth is, and I didn't fully realize this myself until I started writing about them, I haven't really read that many comics. In college I was neck-deep in them; before and after, I was limited by availability and not knowing what I liked. I also noticed, in review, that from what I have read, a lot weren't that good. Some were terrible, and some just never affected me that much.

The remainder follows.

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13. I Feel SickCollapse )
12. Creature TechCollapse )
11. Making ComicsCollapse )
10. Off-WhiteCollapse )
9. Squirrel GirlCollapse )
8. WatchmenCollapse )
7. Y: the Last ManCollapse )
6. MausCollapse )
5. Buffy Season EightCollapse )
4. X-MenCollapse )
3. SagaCollapse )
2. The SandmanCollapse )
1. The New MutantsCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: contemplative contemplative
The Glue of the World: Malcolm McLaren - About Her

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Day Thirteen: Imaginary Animals


If you wanted to, you could probably lump this category in with "settings", since the creation of a fictional world encompasses the various kinds of life within it. But I don't want to, because I freaking love made-up animals.

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11. TaurenCollapse )
10. ThestralCollapse )
9. NightfuryCollapse )
8. Pernese dragonCollapse )
7. HobbitCollapse )
6. VampireCollapse )
5. CatbusCollapse )
4. Sky BisonCollapse )
3. UnicornCollapse )
2. GargoyleCollapse )
1. GryphonCollapse )

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Mad-Eye: peaceful peaceful
The Glue of the World: Pink Floyd - When the Tigers Broke Free

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