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too much like the world we're stuck in by anowlinsunshine
Arthur/Eames, Inception, 4k, soft R
Summary: The first thing Eames does when he wakes up on the shore of Limbo is squint a bit at the crumbling city skyline. [Or, the one where Arthur and Eames go to Limbo and Grow as People.]

i don't know if you guys have heard, but there's this little movie called inception that's been making waves recently. well, i saw it, and i loved it. therefore, consider this review my official coming out as a hardcore inception fan. also, there's this really great person, anowlinsunshine, whose merlin fics i've stanned for quite a while (see my review of "under the wild oak"). we recently discovered that we are pretty much fandom twins. somewhere in the midst of our squeeing over this revelation, i joked that she should write about arthur and eames getting stuck in limbo. well, guess what?

SHE WROTE IT.

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Fic rec: The Student Prince

  • 10th Jul, 2010 at 12:40 PM
The Student Prince by pandarus
Merlin/Arthur, Merlin, 35 chapters, NC-17
Summary: A Merlin modern-day AU set at St Andrews University

where do i even start? first of all, it's right up there with Drastically Redefining Protocol, Accidental Memory in the Case of Death, Defenders of the Realm, and We're a Storm in Somebody Else's Teacup in the epic fic category. it harks back to the days when people posted longass chaptered fics on fiction archives rather than novellas in parts on their livejournals.

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FLAILING SO HARD

  • 9th Jul, 2010 at 5:03 PM
I NOW INTERRUPT YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED LACK OF POSTS TO BRING YOU THE NEWS THAT COLIN MORGAN AND ANTHONY HEAD WILL BE ATTENDING COMIC-CON 2010, JULY 22-25, IN SAN DIEGO FOR A MERLIN PANEL.

GUYS, IN TWO WEEKS COLIN MORGAN WILL BE 123 MILES AWAY FROM ME.

(MY LAYOUT IS BEING A BITCH; THAT SAYS "GUYS, IN TWO WEEKS COLIN MORGAN WILL BE 123 MILES AWAY FROM ME.")

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Italy recommendations?

  • 3rd Mar, 2010 at 11:57 AM
Bored in class. THANK GOD FOR IPHONES.

I'm leaving for spring break on Friday. I'll be doing 2 days in Rome, 3 days in Florence, 1 day in Siena, and 2.5 days in Barcelona. I know a lot of you lovely people have been to Italy before, so I wanted to run this past you guys and see if anyone has suggestions for things to do/places to go/what to eat (that last one is crucial!!). My friend and I were thinking of doing a half day trip to Pisa while we're in Florence, but we want to stop by another Tuscan city on the way back. Anyone know of a pretty, relaxing place to visit?

Thanks loves <3 and if anyone has any other travelling tips I would LOVE to hear them because midterms and internship apps are preventing me from doing research and I'm hella stressing out right now.

P.S. ontd_skating. join or suffer a life without orange mongoose jokes.
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johnny gifs

  • 22nd Feb, 2010 at 11:14 PM
finally got around to watching BGJW last night. i made a couple of gifs during class today. if anyone wants something specific, let me know :)



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i guess there's evan lysacek, too

  • 21st Feb, 2010 at 3:48 PM
so i just spent the past half hour or so going through evan's twitter, and i have to say, despite his reputation as coca-cola's golden boy, he has NO FILTER WHATSOEVER. he was bitching about tanith and how she's dating charlie white (i guess that's how the rumour started?), which is a total no-no PR move. also, am i the only one who thinks he's flamingly gay? because his constant tweets about hot female celebs come off as overcompensation to me, and his signature is "XXE" (kiss kiss evan, according to one of his twitter arguments). and this? THIS IS VERY GAY:



however, i heard he said he'd buy a "sick sports car" if he won the gold. I'M SO CONFUSED.

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oh, and for all you new fans, pwnquin posted a johnny friending meme!

The Johnny Weir Friending Meme! :D
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johnny/stephane lovefest begins now

  • 20th Feb, 2010 at 5:18 PM
i took a stroll through hyde park today and as a result feel much better about my life. thus, i bring you all a johnny/stephane picspam that will hopefully spread the love. all of these are courtesy of song2sing

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Fic rec: Siamese Fighting Fish

  • 20th Feb, 2010 at 2:21 AM
Siamese Fighting Fish by tyrannicides
Johnny Weir/Evan Lysacek, figure skating, 4k, NC-17
Summary: Set just after 2007 U.S. Nationals

To be honest, I wasn't sure if I would like figure skating fandom. I knew it'd depend on the quality of the first fic I read (kind of like Sherlock Holmes, which I kind of steered away from after the first fic I read turned me off from the fandom). Luckily, I chose this fic.

This is one of the best stories I've ever come across in any fandom. It's twisted, edgy, and subtly creative. The premise is that Johnny leaves Evan tied up and goes shopping. The rest is technically PWP, but it's so much more than that. The author captures the boys' real life relationship so perfectly. There's the desperate need to one-up each another, but there's also the grudging respect, and all of it comes out in their confusion and anger. I'm usually not a fan of powerplay, but she writes it believably, and I found myself catching my breath more than once. The ending is beautiful -- heartbreaking, for sure, but in all the right ways. I actually found myself tearing up when I read the last few lines (mostly because I didn't want the story to end, though).

If anyone's looking to break into the fandom, this is the perfect fic to ease your passage. But make sure you read this article about Evan and Johnny's rivalry first.
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why i usually don't watch the olympics

  • 19th Feb, 2010 at 7:12 PM
did anyone watch male figure skating last night? I AM STILL RAGING OVER THE INJUSTICE OF THE SCORES. barring my longtime adoration for johnny weir and the fact that i may or may not harbour the deepest dislike for evan lysacek, johnny deserved the bronze medal. he skated both of his programs cleanly, unlike pretty much everyone else in the program, and YEAH FINE HE DIDN'T HAVE A QUAD, but evan didn't either, and daisuke takahashi faceplanted during his. as much as i adore patrick chan and stephane lambiel, the judges are clearly insane for placing them above johnny. i hate being one of those overzealous activists who calls homophobia at every little thing, but honestly? that was don't ask, don't tell playing out. just because it's figure skating doesn't mean people embrace the gays. the olympic judges can go fuck themselves.

ANYWAY. now that the world knows who johnny is, i really hope fic starts popping up. preferably something involving this pairing:



more inspiration, you say? VIDEO, I HAS IT.

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backpacking through europe alone?

  • 28th Jan, 2010 at 10:52 PM
so i'm trying to figure out what i want to do during the 10-day spring break i have in march, because i just discovered that my group has split off into two groups, one of which is doing all spain and one of which is doing all italy. i kind of want to go to spain, italy, and greece, so i'm going to try doing 2 days in barcelona, 3 days in rome, 2 days in florence, and 2 days in athens. i can probably meet up with people in spain and italy, but i'm a little worried about being alone in athens. i'm not a very outgoing or adventurous person (i know, i know -- the only reason why i'm considering going alone is because i'm very stubborn and i want to see what i want to see), and i think i'd get lonely very quickly. i'm also concerned about safety, even though i know there are a lot of solo female backpackers in europe.

has anyone ever travelled through europe alone? how was the experience? also, does anyone have tips on places to visit (either in those cities or other cities that you think might be more fun than those ones)?
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