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Homeland Fic: "Realpolitik" (1/1)

As I mentioned the other day, I'm kind of obsessed with Carrie/Brody on Homeland. They're probably the most fucked-up pair I've ever 'shipped, and I love it. So, here's my first fic in two years. It's not perfect -- and perhaps a bit less angsty than it should be for those two -- but I'm just thrilled to be writing again! I may make some changes before I post to AO3, but I wanted to get this out there before it is inevitably jossed in tonight's episode. ;)

Title: "Realpolitik"
Rating: R
Word Count: 2,541
Characters: Carrie/Brody
Spoilers: Through "Q&A"
Summary: "It was always going to come to this. Guess they just needed to break first."

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Damn, it feels good to have fandoms (plural!) again.

Thanks to the past two episodes of Homeland, I am now shipping Carrie and Brody haaaaard. I am under no delusions that they'll ever have any happiness -- more like massive angst and possible worldwide destruction -- but god, it'll be amazing to watch.

I need icons. And fic. (Why are there only seven Homeland fics at AO3, and all from S1? Maybe the current surge in popularity will change that. Meanwhile, guess I'll have to write my own. I'm working on it -- got 200 words so far, which is the most I've written in two years. Excellent.)

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Sending out an SOS.

Why do I keep falling for completely doomed 'ships? The sexual tension and romance between Olivia and Fitz on Scandal is delicious -- and, well, the only best reason to watch that show. Not that they could ever get together, of course, since he's married and The President. Carrie and Brody on Homeland are fucked-up in a million different ways, and they should NEVER ever ever be a couple because they might actually cause armageddon... but damn they are fascinating, and the one time they did get together was the hottest thing I've seen in ages. And I absolutely adore River and Eleven together on Doctor Who, but their relationship is problematic (I'm still not quite convinced he's in love with her, but he might slowly be getting there), and anyway it looks like Professor Song will be heading to The Library soon. *sob*

At least I'm not deluding myself into happily-ever-after with my 'ships, huh?

On the plus side, I'm writing fic again! Well, trying to write. I have some vague ideas for something set after "The Angels Take Manhattan", but damned if I can figure out what to DO with them. I'll keep trying, though. (And I might be in need of a good DW beta reader. ;)
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A newbie again.

It's funny. Doctor Who was my first fandom, way back when I was 12 and stayed up late to see Peter Davison on PBS. I've been watching the revival since it premiered, and now I'm feeling fannish again. It's been a long dry spell since BSG ended, and maybe I'm falling for this show (again) because I love that feeling of being wrapped up in a TV show. Whatever the case -- and despite the problems with the current season -- I'm loving the show and everyone on that damn TARDIS. I even kinda want to write fic, though I have absolutely no good ideas whatsoever.

That said, I'd forgotten how difficult it is to break into a new fandom. I never had any problems in the past. I joined LJ during my BTVS days, and when I moved on to BSG, many of my lovely friends here were on the same page. I don't know anyone in DW fandom, unless any of y'all are involved! It looks like most of the activity is over on Tumblr, which has always sorta mystified me. I generally prefer ongoing discussion posts rather than the rapid-fire pic posts and short bursts of chatter that seem to be the norm over there, and I can't keep up. But I went ahead and started an account, so we'll see how that goes. Ultimately, I don't know how involved I really want to be -- at least, compared to the way I used to be on top of everything -- but I'll give it a whirl and see what happens!

In other news... I'm thrilled that Homeland won so many Emmys tonight, and that the season premiere is next Sunday. Good timing, that! And the local Catching Fire fun continues, as I read they're filming the big party at Snow's mansion in a house that's literally down the street from me. Okay, seven miles down the street, but that still counts. ;)
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I really do live in The Capitol.

I'm getting such a kick out of Catching Fire filming here in Atlanta. Even better: I hear rumors that they'll be shooting scenes at a university near my work, and they'll do the Caesar interviews at the big theater in my neighborhood. How cool is that? Peeta will make certain Shocking! Fake! Revelations! just down the street from me. *g*

(Incidentally, this is the same theater that stood in for the CDC in The Walking Dead. Coincidence?)

I'm not the type to stalk a film set; I just get kind of delighted at knowing that a big ol' movie -- especially Catching Fire -- is so close to me. But if Finnick makes an appearance, then all bets are off.
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Ten years

I just noticed that last week was my 10-year LJ anniversary. Wow. Feels strange, but in a good way. I think. ;) I've been too quiet this summer, though. Not much to say, really! My slate has been shockingly empty, just playing way too many online games and not knitting nearly as much as I used to. I decided to take Portuguese, which was a lot of fun even though I didn't learn enough to be of any use. Maybe I'll be more fluent by the 2016 Games. And this month I started teaching high school. So far, I'm loving it! My students are intelligent, I like the American Lit curriculum (despite it being my least favorite English class back in the day), and it's neat to be somewhere with school spirit -- I even went to a football game last week. Life's not 100% perfect, of course, but things are going pretty well. (And I'm thrilled to bits that Doctor Who returns tomorrow, as I'm teetering on the edge of fandom. ;)

So. That's what's happening on this end. I'll admit I haven't been checking LJ very much, so I don't know who's still around. If you are, please say hi! And I'll try to be more active this fall. :)