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(what a day) — The Agile
Cheedo is thirteen years, or seven, depending on if you ask her. If you ask her, then she’d whisper ‘a little more than 2,500 days’ and someone will pat her head. She had been five for a little over two years until she hit a growth spurt. She tries eating less.

fandom:madmax  author:bonehandledknife  type:gen  type:characterstudy  type:backstory  type:ouchmyheart  type:just_yes  type:becausecharacterlove  length:1-5k 
june 2015 by blottingtheink
so I couldn't fall asleep last night, and I started thinking
about a reverse little mermaid, in which the prince’s sister has always dreamed of life under the sea, and then they are in a shipwreck, and as she hangs onto a piece of driftwood, she sees her brother rescued from drowning by a mermaid. Everybody thinks she’s mad, later, after she’s been rescued. But her brother did turn up alive and unharmed on the beach, and she knows what she saw: a girl, beautiful as the dawn, with a fish’s tail, keeping her brother safe above the waves. She grows sick with longing.

So the princess goes to visit the witch who lives in the woods, and she tells her that she can give her a mermaid’s tail and a mermaid’s breath—but she will always be human in her heart and in her soul, unless she can convince one of the merfolk to fall in love with her. For humans live short lives, and their immortal souls vanish to distant realms after death, while the merfolk live for hundreds of years, and when they die they remain in the sea that is their home.

|| Mostly dialogue-free tumblr-fic (the main character has no voice, though, so), but it is an EXCELLENT retelling, all ladies and learning and non-traditional desires, and I'm super into it.
fandom:fairytale  fandom:disney  author:wildehack  type:gen  type:fairytale  type:darkly  type:just_yes  type:bamf  type:takeanideaandrun  type:short  length:notspecified 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
Self-Made Man #22: Second Person - The Rumpus.net
Today I stuck myself with a needle. I’m jangly with testosterone. Later I’ll go swim it off. I’ll make my body straight as the line on the floor of the pool. In the locker room, men will wander bare-assed past me, unselfconscious and beautiful, all of them. I will wait until they aren’t looking to pull off my shorts, or will change behind the curtained shower stall, even though I’m beautiful, too.

|| Excellent piece on dreams and self and gender and writing.
fandom:not!  author:the.rumpus  author:thomas.page.mcbee  type:just_yes  type:a+forgenderidentity  type:stylisticappreciation  type:meta  length:notspecified 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
nice seeing you jade - dashery - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
DAVESPRITE: good one by the way
DAVESPRITE: no dave i dont want to leave you here im scared oh nooo
DAVESPRITE: got my goat like a fuckin swiss alp shepherd goat assassin

|| BAHHHHHHHH. Talk to me more about Davesprite, fandom. IDK what happened, but I love him. In the wake of "Cascade," jossed by A6I1, but lovely, lovely, lovely.
fandom:homestuck  author:dashery  pairing:davesprite/jade  type:ouchmyheart  type:comic  type:gen  type:justthisedgeofpainful  type:just_yes  type:grief  type:friendship  type:criminallyadorable  length:notspecified 
august 2012 by blottingtheink
Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet — apriki: One day I am going to see an action...
One day I am going to see an action espionage thriller movie in which the protagonist is a female

and her quirky team mates are also female

and the bad guy is female

and all the bad guy’s lackeys who provide cannon fodder for the protagonist during their badass chase scenes are female

and the fan favourite who will inevitably die to bring home the emotional resonance of the plot will be female

and the hardass boss who is all about Patriotism will be female

and the inevitable traitor they try to conceal but it’s always obvious anyway is female

and the only male in the entire movie is the protagonist’s love interest

no wait scratch that he can be female too

it’ll be awesome

|| Saving to be able to explain to people, good god.
fandom:not!  author:apriki  type:feminism  resourcetype:culturalstudies  type:mediastudies  type:representation  type:just_yes 
march 2012 by blottingtheink
Back to the Garden - Asuka Kureru (Askerian) - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
Wherein twelve trolls and four humans, having bonded in uncommon fashions and gained a significant amount of martial prowess through great hardships, decide to build their hives and live together in hard-won peace, henceforth proceeding to accidentally become the de facto Lord Protectors of the area and eventually changing the fabric of Society as we know it. Contains several instances of interspecies relationships, quadrant flipping, and scandalously out-quadrant concupiscent and conciliatory affairs, as well as several battle scenes containing numerous instances of minor-character culling and incredible badassitude.


You have no clue how old you really are. It's all tick tock tick tock in your head nonstop and you can feel the eons left to this universe (a truly righteous shitload of 'em, we're talking mucking truck carrying three bazillion farms' worth of horse manure here) and the eons past (all the weight of history, ages upon moldy, dusty ages that didn't exist during your yesterday.)

You are technically older than this universe. You don't know if that makes you any older than sixteen.


Oh right, zombies.


3/9, Part 1.
fandom:homestuck  author:asukakureru  pairing:terezi/dave  pairing:karkat/gamzee(moirail)  pairing:aradia/sollux/feferi  pairing:rose/kanaya  pairing:rose/eridan(moirail)  type:posttext  type:epic  type:worldbuilding  type:zombies  type:alternateuniverse  type:awesome  type:just_yes  type:workinprogress  length:15-20k  length:unfinished 
march 2012 by blottingtheink
are you next........? - ex machina (last hearing coda)
So, paraTactician wrote us a dave/terezi coda to Last Hearing.

DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS? Why? Read this, oh my god.

It is short, and heart-breaking, and this is Dave and this is Terezi, and yes, my feelings, yes.
fandom:homestuck  author:paratactician  pairing:terezi/dave  type:somethingperfect  type:characterization  type:sequel  type:ouchmyheart  type:just_yes  type:grief  warningtype:characterdeath  warningtype:blood  length:notspecified 
january 2012 by blottingtheink
You're Dirty, You're Beautiful - azephirin - Fast and the Furious (2001 2003 2006 2009) [Archive of Our Own]
Spoilers: For the Fast & Furious series, only vague implications as to the ending of the fourth movie. There are spoilers in dialogue for several other movies, including My Beautiful Laundrette, Old Yeller, and Traffic.<br />
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Unf. Great reveal mid-fic; I especially like this Dom. It's stuff like this that makes me want to go see the fifth movie.
fandom:fast&furious  author:azephirin  pairing:dom/brian  type:softly  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:abouttheexecution  type:just_yes  type:characterization  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
luchia13: Sherlock Fic: The Shawl of Sherlock Holmes
John's a Weaver, capable of channeling the abstract into fabric. After meeting Sherlock, his abilities are put to the test more than ever.

|| Okay, this summary does not do the lyricism of the piece justice in ANY WAY. This is brilliant. John is pragmatic and desperate in wonderful measure, and weaving. Just. Yes. And the ending literally made me gasp. Wonderful.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:luchia13  pairing:sherlock/john  type:takeanideaandrun  type:superpowers  type:awesome  type:posttext  type:characterization  type:endingiswhoa  type:stylisticappreciation  type:just_yes  type:somethingperfect  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
moogle62: fic: tsn; sweet on you (NC-17) (3a/3)
So he sort of lives here. Okay. How is he the only person in the world who can be living with someone and not know it? Is it even possible to be living with someone when you still have your own house, or is that a different thing? Is there such a thing as mostly living with someone? Mark scowls down at his feet, and goes and codes, because code gives him questions he can answer, and the rest of his life is devolving into stupidity around his ears.<br />
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I JUST, FLAILHANDS. (and you know what, it's my party, I CAN BE RIDICULOUS ALL NIGHT LONG, k?)
fandom:thesocialnetwork  author:moogle62  pairing:mark/eduardo  type:alternateuniverse  type:flailhands  type:awesome  type:just_yes  type:series  type:wokeupmarried  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
veritasrecords: Fic: Place That Don't Know My Name [The Social Network/Doctor Who][1/2]
Looking up at the mess of stars above New (New New New) Singapore, he stops being Eduardo Saverin, absentee CFO of Facebook, and starts being Eduardo Saverin, time traveling companion to a mad man in a blue box who keeps on calling him Frank.<br />
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fandom:thesocialnetwork  fandom:doctorwho  author:antistar_e  type:fusion  type:posttext  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:happilyeverafter  type:worldbuilding  type:justforfun  type:just_yes  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
Learn to Wear Each Other Well - sinuous_curve - Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms, Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
There is no canon support for this pairing. None.<br />
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Other than that their characters--their characterization--would be FASCINATING.<br />
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And like everything good in fandom, that's good enough. This is wonderfully developed and characterized; Lestrade's voice is pitch-perfect, and I adore seeing John, Donovan and Anderson through his eyes.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:sinuous_curve  pairing:mycroft/lestrade  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:just_yes  type:scratchesanitch  type:voice  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
sherlockbbc_fic: Prompting: Part XIII
John met Sherlock's eyes in the mirror. Sherlock looked bemused. "It's not for a case?" Sherlock gave John the look that meant You heard me perfectly well the first time; don't be dim. John deposited his razor in its cup. "So this is for you, then. You. . . want me to help you write a love letter."<br />
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2. Yes. Just. Yes.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:anon  pairing:sherlock/john  type:characterization  type:just_yes  type:fluff  type:hijinks  type:sillysillyboys  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
kissemdanno: Fic: "...and the flowers and the trees"
This is delightful. Short-short, but I love, love, love the ending.

|| Criminals are stupid, Steve is an unpredictable fucker but pretty damn attractive, and Danny needs an education.
fandom:hawaiifiveo  author:misspamela  pairing:danny/steve  type:fluff  type:justforfun  type:short  type:criminallyadorable  type:just_yes  type:endingiswhoa  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
WHAT. [helenish]
Yesssssssssss--helenish complains that this story was hard, but I also love it. Solid, deft writing, and wonderful characterization. Honestly, how often does a story merit tagging for wonderful development and fake bfs? The one where Eames plays Jimmy for a bit, and it's all really to mess around in their heads.
fandom:inception  author:helenish  pairing:arthur/eames  type:characterization  type:posttext  type:pretendbfs  type:just_yes  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink

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