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Harry Potter and the Secret Gay Love Story
My micro-generation—that is, the subset of millennials who were born in the second term of the Reagan administration and graduated face first into the Great Recession, and of which the most famous member is probably Mark Zuckerberg—has very little to brag about, so you can hardly blame us for our possessive attachment to Harry Potter. Harry Potter is to us what the Beatles were to our baby boomer parents. To say that we “grew up along with Harry” is far too corny to convey the actual experience of being the world’s first children ever to read those books. I remember attending a classmate’s twelfth birthday party in 1998, thrusting into her hands a gift-wrapped copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (at the time the only Harry Potter book available in the United States), and informing her with something like personal pride, “This book has been on the New York Times best-seller list for five weeks!” It would probably still be there today if the Times hadn’t, shortly thereafter, created a separate best-seller list for children’s books on the grounds that J. K. Rowling’s success was unfair to the other novelists. It was a classic everybody-gets-a-trophy policy, a fitting legacy for the foundational text of millennial childhood.
fandom:harrypotter  meta  character:remuslupin  character:siriusblack  ship:sirius/remus  A+++ 
december 2018 by bookwyrm
J&NSMBE Revision Guides for Science - astrokath - Look Around You [Archive of Our Own]
What is a Force?

Forces cause objects to change in a number of different ways. If forces are unbalanced, the object may be changed in size, shape, direction or speed of motion, or degree of meminisation.

There are several different types of force. Gravitational forces act between masses. Overuse of memin force should be avoided, for obvious reasons. Torque changes the rotation of an object. (Do remember that idle torque costs lives!) Friction opposes motion. Electromagnetic and electrostatic forces taste like peppermint.
A+++  au  fandom:lookaroundyou  gen  humor  fanfiction 
january 2017 by bookwyrm
Longevity - lightgetsin - Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch [Archive of Our Own]
I glanced in the mirror on my way out, and blanched a little. That guy looked like he'd gotten less than three hours of shitty sleep on his dad's shitty sofa, and then had only the latest in a long, shitty line of long, shitty days.

"Yeah," I said to my reflection, "I'd hit that."


Set well after canon.
fanfiction  fandom:riversoflondon  character:thomasnightingale  character:petergrant  ship:peter/thomas  A+++ 
december 2016 by bookwyrm
Duel to Be Kind - IncurableNecromantic - Hark! A Vagrant [Archive of Our Own]
“You must be Black Nate o’Bedlam,” Diana smiled. “How charming to finally meet you! It is a perfect pleasure to have you in the neighborhood.”

“Yer park is a treat, Miss Frederick, and I much admire yer lovely home.”

“You’re too kind. You are entirely welcome! Can you be by any means entreated stay with us this evening? It would be unkind to wake Cook at this hour, if the noise has not brought her up yet, but I could offer you some crumpets and a cup of tea.”

“Diana,” Frederick said in rebuking tones. He was fresh out of a very intimate sword fight! He had no desire to sit still under her impertinent gaze while Nathaniel ate crumpets and tucked crumbs into all the furniture. How could she not see that this was private? Why would she not go to bed?

“God bless you, miss. Yer extraordinarily kind,” Black Nate said, and lo and behold he sounded abashed. “But I’ll not keep ye from yer rest a moment longer. Beg pardon again, and I wish ye a good night.”

“Oh, but won’t you stay? I have a duel in the morning, Mr. o’Bedlam, and I should be so pleased to have you as my particular guest.”
fanfiction  fandom:harkavagrant  character:nemesis  character:brigand  gen  A+++ 
december 2016 by bookwyrm
J&NSMBE Revision Guides for Science - Anonymous - Look Around You [Archive of Our Own]
What is a Force?

Forces cause objects to change in a number of different ways. If forces are unbalanced, the object may be changed in size, shape, direction or speed of motion, or degree of meminisation.

There are several different types of force. Gravitational forces act between masses. Overuse of memin force should be avoided, for obvious reasons. Torque changes the rotation of an object. (Do remember that idle torque costs lives!) Friction opposes motion. Electromagnetic and electrostatic forces taste like peppermint.
A+++  au  fandom:lookaroundyou  gen  humor  fanfiction 
december 2016 by bookwyrm
Tutorials
The technique makes them the most complicated buttonholes I’ve ever worked, but the result is a stable, self-faced button band of stockinet fabric with astonishing tubular openings for the buttons—perfect is truly an apt descriptor.
knit  knit:buttonhole  A+++ 
july 2016 by bookwyrm
Slipping off the Page into Your Hands - Sineala - Marvel (Comics) [Archive of Our Own]
Soulmates have their first words to each other written on their wrists. This should make it easy. For Steve and Tony, it is anything but. Steve's problem is that the future he has awoken into is nothing he was ever expecting: he has a soulmate now. Who might be a robot. And if his soulmate is Iron Man, how can he be so attracted to Tony Stark? It should be impossible. Tony's problem is that he is Iron Man, his soulmate is a man whom he in no way deserves, and he is going to fight everything in his heart and do his best to make sure Steve never, ever finds out the whole truth.
au  fanfiction  fandom:avengers  character:steverogers  character:tonystark  character:buckybarnes  character:janetvandyne  character:thor  character:clintbarton  ship:steve/tony  A+++ 
july 2016 by bookwyrm
we smile because we want to - cherryfizzies - Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater [Archive of Our Own]
He sat in the passenger seat of his currently incapacitated Hondayota waiting for Ronan to come get him and thinking of how he was going to manage scraping together the money to pay for a tow.

He was expecting the BMW, but instead found himself staring at one of the most hideously blue pick up trucks he’d ever seen. It had a wooden stake bed, the sort with the slatted planks instead of a proper bed wall. It was pulling a trailer.

Adam stood and rounded the hood of his car to stare at it, not entirely sure what to think.

Ronan put the truck in park and pulled his upper body out the window to look at Adam over the top of the ridiculous beast of a truck.

“The shit box is officially a shitbox now, then,” he said.
fanfiction  fandom:ravencycle  character:adamparrish  character:ronanlynch  character:opal  ship:adam/ronan  A+++ 
may 2016 by bookwyrm
Yogurt Pancakes Recipe | Taste of Home
Good! Tend to burn if ignored on the stove in favor of video games.

Oops.

Changes:
sugar -> honey
added 1 tbsp of powdered buttermilk

Mixed liquid first, added dry
recipe  recipe.breakfast  recipe.tested  A+++ 
april 2016 by bookwyrm
Alicorn | Double, Double
Two witches have a claim on the same firstborn.
A+++  fandom:fairytale  fanfiction  au 
march 2016 by bookwyrm
The Seventh Dancing Princess - meretricula - Fairy Tales & Related Fandoms, 12 Dancing Princesses (Fairy Tale) [Archive of Our Own]
Prima was, in her own way, rather pleased by the curse. All well and good for her, Septima thought crossly when she heard their father's proclamation regarding the reward for uncursing his daughters; whatever man managed to figure it out would clearly choose either the eldest or the youngest, and as the youngest was twelve, unless he was a disgusting pedophile he would choose the eldest. Meanwhile, Septima would never see sixteen again, and her chances of finding a husband who even recognized her as an individual rather than one-twelfth of one, let alone liked her, were even smaller now that she was one-twelfth of a cursed conglomerate.
fanfiction  fandom:fairytale  A+++ 
october 2015 by bookwyrm
(a–c) House of Paquin | Walking suit | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
91–1956)
Designer: (a–c) Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936)
Designer: (d) Thurn (American)
Date: spring/summer 1910
Culture: French
Medium: wool, metal, silk
Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 22 in. (55.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 37 in. (94 cm) Length at CF (c): 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm)
Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Robert G. Olmsted and Constable MacCracken, 1969
Accession Number: 2009.300.474a–d
costuming  costuming:pacquin  1910s  A+++  museum:met 
september 2015 by bookwyrm
Brunch at The Citadel - bethagain - Mad Max Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“Must have been important,” he says.

She climbs back to her feet, muscles aching from the tension of being fired on. She takes the time to inspect her left knee—unscathed—and her right hip, which is bloody and stings. She brushes dust and sand off her shirt and trousers, scrubs at the bristle of her hair. “It was,” she says, mustering her dignity, “a chicken.”
fanfiction  fandom:madmax  character:thedag  character:furiosa  character:maxrockatansky  character:cheedothefragile  character:capable  character:toasttheknowing  gen  A+++  humor 
june 2015 by bookwyrm
Untitled | Why MM:FR Was the Most Tasteful Action Movie I’ve...
Things that the film handled with restraint:

Rape: As countless people have said – Half of the movie’s main cast consists of sex slaves. And there’s not a single rape scene.

Gore: The film looks exactly the type to be ultra-violent a la Quentin Tarantino. But it’s not. The one gory moment is one that you can see coming from miles away and lasts only for a second. And even then, it’s not terrible. Considering this, the movie probably could have had a PG-13 rating with minor alteration.

Sexualization: Five women wearing nothing but gauze sounds like a recipe for anything but what we got; no lingering, awkward, bodily shots. There was even a scene with a completely naked young woman with the camera focused directly on her. Guess what. The camera treated her exactly as if she were wearing flannel pajamas.

Degradation of women: Bad people get upset. We get that. Sometimes they like to swear at our heroines. And yet no one felt the need to say “bitch,” “cunt,” or “whore.” How a film managed to present about the least female-friendly society you can imagine but treated its female characters with more respect than 99% of action movies is beyond me.

Things that the film did not handle with restraint:

FLAMETHROWER GUITAR.

Gender equality: No one once says “Women are ___,” or “Men are ___.” It almost seems like outside of Immortan Joe’s freakishly utilitarian society, men and women get along just fine. Huh. Weird.

Death: Good and bad people die alike on the Fury Road; very quickly. It’s your typical action movie body count. But in a move that’s both odd and brilliant, the film spends a good amount of it’s scarce dialogue detailing what death means to the characters. For some, it’s a suicidal call to honor. For others, it’s a necessary risk to bring about more life. People die in droves. And it’s sad. Death matters.
fandom:madmax  meta  A+++ 
june 2015 by bookwyrm
Blood, Coffee, & Motor Oil - underwater_owl - Mad Max Series (Movies), Mad Max: Fury Road [Archive of Our Own]
Furiosa is the local mechanic, too much a black sheep in town to be having the easiest time of it. Max is working the local coffee shop, for something to do and a soft place to land while he recovers from raging PTSD incurred during his police work, and Citadel, Australia, is about as small and sleepy a place as it's possible to get, right? The Wives are the residents of a rather discretely run home for abused women that Furiosa supers for when she isn't in her shop. The lesbian separatist feminist motorcycle gang is literally just that.

This is a love story, hinged around a missing person, a suspected homicide, a broken carburetor, and a mutual disdain for pretentious coffee.
fanfiction  fandom:madmax  character:furiosa  character:maxrockatansky  character:thedag  character:toasttheknowing  character:nux  character:capable  character:cheedothefragile  character:keeperoftheseeds  character:valkyrie  ship:furiosa/max  au  WIP  WIP_series  ship:capable/nux  A+++ 
may 2015 by bookwyrm
"They didn't get married after all": Robert Munsch's The Paper Bag Princess
“Elizabeth, you are a mess! You smell like ashes, your hair is all tangled and you are wearing a dirty old paper bag. Come back when you’re dressed like a real princess.”

Ronald is the original troll. But our girl Elizabeth, she doesn’t take that shit.

“Ronald,” she says, “your clothes are really pretty and your hair is very neat. You look like a real prince, but you are a bum.”

And then Munsch blesses us with this, the last line in the book: “They didn’t get married after all.”
originalfiction  humor  A+++ 
may 2015 by bookwyrm
iosituri te salutant
The smile that enchanted Cecil Baldwin!
fanart  character:carlos  fandom:nightvale  A+++ 
may 2015 by bookwyrm

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