what happened before the sudden stop (Mark/Eduardo, TSN)

Title: what happened before the sudden stop
Author: 4rightchords_
Notes: Written for seashadows' prompt over at the mark_eduardo ficathon: "Mark/Eduardo, always-a-girl!Eduardo. Mark lusts over his coolly elegant best friend, and fantasizes about what he's going to do once he gets her out of those button-down shirts and pencil skirts. And then does it." Guys, I don't even know.
Disclaimer: So, so not mine, in any way, at all.

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well, fuck. ozfic and keller/beecher and THEN TWO HOURS WENT THE WAY OF THE DODO. some links to start you off on your own mad quest.

Two Truths and a Lie by Adastra Keller all fucked up and still can't say what he feels. Beecher needy and both disasters happening. Still in love. Just how we likes it.
Poison by geneticallydead Slight AU. Dealing with the devil, Keller's twisted logic on parade with one final goal: Tobias Beecher. Less sad than most Ozfic, possibly more depressing.
Grace of God by geneticallydead Its sequel. High quality B/K.
Close by actizera Hot Beecher/Keller. Note the order of the names.
Breakfast by Grackle and Christy Nice cheerful smut for the smut crew.

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so there's this movie, it's called dallas 362 and it's pretty awesome and it is begging, on its knees, to be slashed. someone must have seen it and slashed it. if you've heard of any slash for this movie, please let me know. thxmuch.

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I should have rec'd this long ago, but I'm dumb.

War's End by Amy Lin aka electrovox This is a gorgeous, evocative post-war H/R written for me (!). The prompt was, I believe, post-war H/R with a happy ending. It is brilliant. She is brilliant. Go read it now, and then fangirl her.

Rentfic: Long After the Thrill is Gone (Mark)

Title: Long After the Thrill is Gone
Fandom: Rent
Pairing: Mark gen, allusions to pre-story Mark/Benny
Summary: There are days when Mark Cohen wakes up and he is fucking freezing.
Author's Notes: Let's call this "the one in which I give Mark all my issues because he probably has them already okay leave me alone!!" Title gacked from Jack & Diane, by John Cougar. Thanks to my lovely beta electrovox, who doesn't know the fandom and betaed anyway. Feedback is rockin'.
Disclaimer: Not mine.

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and the cranes fly away

I've been scrupulously avoiding hurricane coverage out of a basic distaste for rubbernecking. It's the same reason I never went to Ground Zero, the same reason I hate the idea of visiting a Third World country: it makes me feel disgusting to watch people in their misery. As a result of this avoidance, I didn't know about the horror that is New Orleans until today.

I came across this today, and despite the number of posts I've seen like this in the past few days, this one got to me. I followed her link to daily kos and have spent the past I don't know how long - two hours? reading CNN, daily kos and interdictor, the Survival in New Orleans blog. Every article I read makes me angrier. Every picture I see makes me want to shoot someone, preferably the fucking Commander in Chief of the most powerful army on the planet who could not get enough National Guardsmen into the city to keep it from erupting into flat-out urban warfare. People were sent to a convention center in New Orleans on Monday and told to wait for buses. They are still waiting. Conditions have deteriorated to Third World levels, and supplies are only arriving today. Today. That's three days after the fact! Yesterday night on Paula Zahn's show, FEMA director Mike Brown denied knowing about the convention center evacuees before yesterday. Apparently he also appeared on Nightline, where Ted Koppel responded to the same statement with, "Do you watch the news?!" [can't find a transcript of this for verification, but I'm looking.]

I've always wanted to visit New Orleans, and I want to go now more than ever. I want to do something, myself, physically, with my hands, to help these people. But since that's not really a rational possibility, my family is donating money. As you may have heard, FEMA is suggesting funds be donated to Pat Robertson's radical right group Operation Blessing. If you prefer to donate to a group that isn't run by a notorious bigot and misogynist, this list contains several organisations that are either nonsectarian or free of proselytisation. It also points out those who are. My family chose to donate to Friends Disaster Service, a Quaker organisation.

This is my plea to you: give whatever you can. Food, money, clothes, blood. This is possibly the worst natural disaster this country has ever seen, and it is being grossly mismanaged.