The hospitality workers at the university where I work are still on strike. The traffic to get in and out of the campus is crazy. Buses aren't allowed to cross the picket line so the street in front the university has become a make-shift bus terminal. I haven't seen any picketers yet but apparently they're out there. I keep getting emails asking me to show support for my "brothers and sisters" by picketing during my lunch hour. Um, no thanks. The Tim Horton's in my building is closed because of the strike. ;_; I need cofffeeee. However, I've started taking a detour through the Health Sciences complex for my morning coffee. It's a longer walk but I get delicious hot coffee and the cute barista smiles at me and tells me that large coffees are his specialty.
It hasn't been very busy at work because of the holidays so I've spent a lot of time reading Big Bang Theory fanfic. I know they're old, but some of my favourites so far are: Between the Lines
, Sheldon/Penny - Leonard moves out of 4A to live with his new girlfriend and Penny offers to help Sheldon rearrange his schedule and adjust to the change. It's a short-ish fic but I like the gradual movement from neighbours to friends to being together. It's such a natural progression in the story.The Sonata
, Sheldon/Penny - Zombie-fic with character death. But don't let that turn you away. It's vivid and sad and haunting and it makes my chest all tight and it makes me cry (rivers of tears, you guys) every time I read it. I can totally SEE this line at the end, "he picks his gun off the top of the piano and seemingly tests its weight
". It's just so, GUH. I don't normally read fics like this (i.e. apolacyptic zombie fics with character death) but this was just so beautiful. I can't stop re-reading it.The World in Solemn Stillness
, Sheldon/Penny - Set during Christmases from 2008 to 2013. This is another fic that had me in tears because it was so beautifully written and bittersweet and the Sheldon in the story makes my heart hurt. Until this story, I never knew how romantic tungsten carbide is.Though They Sink Through the Sea
, Sheldon/Penny - Leonard dies, Penny becomes successful and Sheldon goes off to find himself. Don't let my sucky summary fool you, this fic is wonderful and even though the beginning is sad, it shows Sheldon in a new light and it gives Penny a future.
I know there's more that I've read and liked and I'm in the process of saving them onto my delicious
account, which hasn't seen any action since 2008. :/
Reading all those lovely fics makes me itchin' to draw! :D :D :D
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