I was poor, but a GOP die-hard: How I finally left the politics of shame - Salon.com
To make up for my own failures, I voted to give rich people tax cuts, because somewhere deep inside, I knew they were better than me.  They earned it.  My support for conservative politics was atonement for the original sin of being white trash.
{article}  economics  poverty 
3 days ago
Going Native
What do you do when you're a lost Starfleet officer in the Beta Quadrant? You blend in and hope for the best.
[battlestar.galactica]  [star.trek]  [the.next.generation]  rec  !crossover 
8 weeks ago
don't know what you do (but you do it well) - gemkazoni - 月刊少女野崎くん | Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun [Archive of Our Own]
Dressing up like a princess for one night isn't that hard. Having to figure out what the hell is going on in Kashima's moronic head? Now that's more difficult. But Hori is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, no matter what it takes.
{fanfic}  [monthly.girls.nozaki.kun]  +kashima.yuu  +hori.masayuki 
11 weeks ago
With Pen and Prop - Tren - 月刊少女野崎くん | Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun [Archive of Our Own]
Nozaki who decided to present a stage play in his manga, together with Sakura joins the under-staffed drama club in their preparations for their next play. There, they encounter a literary girl, who seems to be a good model for one of Nozaki's character. However, as preparations progress Nozaki and Sakura discover that they may have known nothing about either drama or literary girls.
{fanfic}  [monthly.girls.nozaki.kun] 
11 weeks ago
'Let's Love'... for REAL - junko - 月刊少女野崎くん | Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun [Archive of Our Own]
After school, Chiyo hangs out with Nozaki-kun at his apartment inking manga panels. Then, Nozaki makes an usual and startling request....
{fanfic}  [monthly.girls.nozaki.kun]  +sakura.chiyo  +nozaki.umetarou 
11 weeks ago
MVP - mangaka (effanineffable) - 月刊少女野崎くん | Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun [Archive of Our Own]
Seo and Nozaki narrowly avoid going on a movie date—Sakura, not unhappily, takes his place. Waka's not sure what he's doing here.
{fanfic}  [monthly.girls.nozaki.kun] 
11 weeks ago
going once, going twice - patriciaselina - 月刊少女野崎くん | Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun [Archive of Our Own]
There she is, Sakura, plain old dependable Sakura, totally-head-over-heels-for-Nozaki Sakura. One would argue that the last point is totally obvious and doesn’t need repeating, only sometimes when she pores over his backgrounds and says he’s amazing his heart stops beating and he has to remember this to put his head back on straight.
{fanfic}  [monthly.girls.nozaki.kun]  +sakura.chiyo  +hori.masayuki 
12 weeks ago
"and then we had some experiences that led to a new relationship milestone." - warfare - 月刊少女野崎くん | Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun [Archive of Our Own]
As their nights last longer and the days grow shorter, Nozaki starts walking Chiyo to the train station; he lives in a relatively safe neighborhood, of course, but it's dark and she's a girl and no one is as good at applying beta as she is, and anyway he's always meant to try this once. In a way, this is always true - Chiyo is a collection of his firsts, perhaps mostly because she's the first girl his age to spend any time with him without inexplicably running for the hills.
{fanfic}  [monthly.girls.nozaki.kun]  +nozaki.umetaro  +sakura.chiyo  +nozaki.umetarou 
12 weeks ago
The Time of the Reckoning, a battlestar galactica : 2003 fanfic
A missing scenes fic covering the time between the end of the mutiny and the execution of its leaders. This fic explores the conflicting viewpoints and emotions of Zarek, Gaeta and Adama during these hours.
[battlestar.galactica]  {fanfic} 
12 weeks ago
What Went Wrong on The Newsroom
And so we got a series whose mission was always compromised. None of all this heroic ideology really fit in a world of 24-hour news chew. The series was nostalgic for something that never existed—The Newsroom didn’t have the decency, or the temerity, to treat its subject honestly—and irrationally dismissive of what does. When HBO pulled the plug, Sorkin dutifully tore from a few headlines, and the series was as zippy and entertaining as it ever was. But eventually darker impulses won out, and The Newsroom became Sorkin’s Alamo, a last-ditch stand for a value system that had no tether to reality. Where is this other-America where cable networks are breaking news and websites aren’t, where millennials have internecine conversations about the Internet like it’s some newfangled thing? When it was quick and quippy, it was fun to watch Sorkin’s avatars scurry around flinging talking points at each other. But he only let the show airily ramble for so long, before pulling us back into a maelstrom of cranky, dated cultural critique, which sent the show clanking off this mortal coil in embarrassing fashion. In the end, The Newsroom was the casualty of a war that Sorkin is the only one still fighting.
december 2014
Is a Revolution Without Bending a Revolution Worth Having?
Now, I’m not an anarchist. I do believe that government can be a force for good, and that social contracts arise naturally among human beings. But it’s decidedly unsatisfying that the argument for such a thing should be presented as “Because I said so, and I’m the Avatar”, followed by some crazy feat of bending. Or, more likely, given the show’s history, followed by some startling inaction or Korra falling into a trap. But those are discussions for another day. This whole series we’ve been waiting for Korra to come into her own, not just in terms of bending ability, and not just in terms of her personal identity. A fully realized Avatar must also come to terms with their political responsibility. It’s fairly likely that she won’t be right, or won’t get the perfect answer, but she has to make some choices and articulate why she believes (and acts) as she does. To do otherwise is like being handed the bat and dropping it on home plate instead of swinging.
{meta}  [legend.of.korra] 
october 2014
Making God Bleed or How Legend of Korra Nails Handling a Main Character
Now what makes this good handling of a main character? It’s not the monomyth, or every individual step, though mapping it out makes it easier to see. The best part of what they’ve done with Korra is they made her face consequences, consistently, and most notably in the season 3 finale. They constantly force her to face herself, they give her the chance to make decisions, and let her choose poorly and deal with the consequences. They let her be wrong, they let her embarrass herself, and now, thou...
{meta}  [legend.of.korra] 
september 2014
Heroine Boys and Princely Girls: How Nozaki-kun is Challenging Gender Roles in Fiction - On the funniest—and smartest—show of the summer anime season.
So to say Nozaki-kun is a parody of the shoujo genre is to ignore the foundations of the shoujo genre itself. Rather, it’s more accurate to say the series is a satire of the current anime/manga industry, which seems to have a much more conservative mainstream than it did 20 or even 10 years ago. Nozaki-kun shows how the current market ignores both reality and past fiction (there were plenty of female princes in the shoujo of old, after all) in favor of increasingly narrow ideas about who boys and girls are “supposed” to be. And these narrow ideas don’t just misrepresent reality—they can also shape it, changing the way their audiences view both themselves and the world around them.
{meta}  [monthly.girls.nozaki.kun] 
september 2014
shoroko | it comes with a price
Legend of Korra has been consistently far more narratively ambitious than Avatar: The Last Airbender ever was. It does not settle for an Evil Empire – the closest was Unalaq's Dark Avatar, and even that managed to be complicated. Most of the time, Korra has been surrounded by at best ineptitude and cowardice, and at worst corruption, ruthlessness, and cruelty, and her challenges have been in navigating among those and recognizing that it often may be less about which side is right than which sid...
{meta}  [legend.of.korra] 
september 2014
LoK: talkin' about class equality while spacin' gender equality
Overall I think that the LoK creators have skewed towards the negative and harmful in which kind of stories they chose to tell for Korra, Asami, and the other women and girls in Republic City. However I don't think that this can't be rectified and set to rights; there's still plenty of time for the show to move away from the romance and focus on the development of the characters, all of them, as people and individuals.
{meta}  [legend.of.korra] 
september 2014
storypaint | [Legend of Korra] your heart goes walking around (Lin gen)
Excerpt: The ground had cupped Lin easily; she never got hurt when she fell on good earth. But she stayed down there for a few moments anyway, in bewilderment. She'd never felt like she was missing anything because she didn't have a dad.
{fanfic}  [legend.of.korra]  +lin.bei.fong  +toph.bei.fong  rec 
september 2013
Sure, My Name Is Khan - Phosfate, Rosencrantz - Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Spock Prime reads the newspaper, hijinks ensue. ALTERNATE SUMMARY: Spock Prime is sure this one isn't his fault.
{fanfic}  [star.trek]  +spock  rec  #lulz 
june 2013
Dirty Tricks - SeriesFive - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
While on board of Dukat's freighter, Ziyal finally manages to convince Damar to teach her some combat moves.
{fanfic}  [star.trek]  [deep.space.nine]  +tora.ziyal  +damar  #gen  rec  @rare.women.exchange 
may 2013
storypaint: [Legend of Korra] honest in any sort of skin (Korra/Bolin)
Bolin and Asami wait for Korra after she gets her airbending master tattoos. Set in some indeterminate future, about two or three years after S1. Minor spoilers for the leaked info about S2.
[legend.of.korra]  {fanfic}  +korra  +bolin  +asami  #shippy  #fluff  rec  ~borra 
february 2013
Strange and Distant Shores - Anonymous - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
In 2398, reporter Felix Marian interviews Chairman Garak and Ambassador Bashir about the formation of the Cardassian Democratic Union and ends up learning more about Cardassia than he intended.
{fanfic}  +elim.garak  +julian.bashir  #shippy  @yuletide  ~garak/bashir 
december 2012
saucydiva - Who More Engilds the Night
It’s a Go Big or Go Home plot, set during the government shutdown, remixed with Midsummer Night’s Dream, and there is a twist
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +leslie.knope  +ben.wyatt  #shippy  ~ben/leslie 
december 2012
saucydiva - Parallel Lines, Touching
Leslie has a way of getting Ben to do things that....well, he doesn't mind doing.
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +leslie.knope  +ben.wyatt  #shippy  ~ben/leslie 
december 2012
Can't Seem to Wipe This Smile Off My Face
Making out at the movies. Because apparently they're fifteen now. Not that he had made out at the movies when he was fifteen.
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +leslie.knope  +ben.wyatt  #shippy  ~ben/leslie 
december 2012
The Great Frame-up
Ben gives Leslie a gift after the Harvest Festival. And Shauna "I can't even land the shoeshine guy" Malwae-Tweep continues her tradition of coming on to every guy in range.
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +leslie.knope  +ben.wyatt  #shippy  ~ben/leslie 
december 2012
Wanna iguana? - Fic: Something to Hold Onto
Through Jerry's Painting, plus the setup is loosely inspired by something from an upcoming episode description.
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +ben.wyatt  +leslie.knope  #shippy  ~ben/leslie 
december 2012
Wanna iguana? - Fic: Ice Dreams
This is just some pure fluff. I lived in rural Minnesota for a few years, so it fascinates me that that's where our Ben is from. It seems like there's some quirk to be mined there, and that's where this story comes from.
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +ben.wyatt  +leslie.knope  #shippy  ~ben/leslie 
december 2012
leslie_ben: fic: Two weeks vacation...er, suspension
The morning after the trial, Leslie wakes up to Ben and the big question: what will she do with two weeks off from work?
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +leslie.knope  +ben.wyatt  #shippy  ~ben/leslie 
december 2012
americnxidiot: Semantics: A Parks & Recreation Fic
Leslie swore to the ethics committee that she and Ben didn’t do anything salacious at the Pawnee Super Suites Motel, and she was telling the truth. Technically.
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +leslie.knope  +ben.wyatt  #shippy  ~ben/leslie 
december 2012
princess_george - Build Something
Ben POV starting just before the end of the episode and continuing on from there. More kissing.
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +leslie.knope  +ben.wyatt  #shippy  ~ben/leslie 
december 2012
princess_george - Shouldn't I know this?
This is based on a very fleeting hypothesis about the backstory of that little joke in the promo. I will be interested to hear what people think of it, as I know there are differing opinions on what canon is here, and also what direction(s) it would be interesting for the show to go in. I haven't got any spoilers beyond that little promo, to be clear.
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +leslie.knope 
december 2012
synecdoche: parks & rec fic: every time a bell rings
At this moment, something is very wrong with Ben Wyatt. He is suffering from one of the most alarming human ills — he is discouraged.
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +ben.wyatt  +leslie.knope  #shippy  ~ben/leslie 
december 2012
In Which I Ramble on Various and Sundry Topics - Fic: Five Christmases (and some of the times in between) part 1
What the title says. An AU in which Ben and Leslie first meet on Christmas Eve, 3 and 1/2 years before Ben is assigned to audit Pawnee City Government.
{fanfic}  [parks.and.recreation]  +leslie.knope  +ben.wyatt  #shippy  ~ben/leslie 
december 2012
The Last - Atlantia - Big Wolf on Campus [Archive of Our Own]
Tommy and Merton haven't spoken for years, but at the end of the world, some issues are worth risking everything. Written for Yuletide 2011.
{fanfic}  [big.wolf.on.campus]  +tommy.dawkins  +lori.baxter  +merton.dingle  #shippy  #angst 
december 2012
Under Cover - kikibug13 - Scarecrow and Mrs. King [Archive of Our Own]
When Francine said that all Amanda would be for this assignment was a messenger, she probably wasn't considering the way Lee would use the Amanda's cover...
{fanfic}  [scarecrow.and.mrs.king]  +amanda.king  +lee.stetson  +bela.pravik 
december 2012
Stable Orbits - Blythe - Seirei no Moribito | Guardian of the Sacred Spirit [Archive of Our Own]
The prince hadn't been like a son to him, more like a vision of a potential future. A good future. So what if it was one where he kept house while Balsa served as their protector?
{fanfic}  [seirei.no.moribito]  +balsa.yonsa  +tanda  +shuga  +mon  +toya  rec 
december 2012
Talking Stick/Circle - Little Otter (Macedon), Peg - Star Trek: Voyager [Archive of Our Own]
A remarkable "braided novel" of 8 stories and novellas which Macedon wrote in tandem with the equally remarkable Peg Robinson. Too sprawling (in the grand sense) in scale and reach to reduce to a mere synopsis; let us just say that this is Voyager unfettered and red in tooth and claw, such as Paramount with its nice tidy pander-to-the-demographics mentality could only dream of producing. Faith, community, alienation and belonging, honest conflict between Maquis and Starfleet, and the realities of life far from home and safety.
{fanfic}  [star.trek]  [voyager]  #au  +kathryn.janeway  +chakotay  +tuvok  #shippy  rec  ~janeway/chakotay 
november 2012
Risky Business - LadyDrace - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
Garak accepts the risks of having Julian in his life. Especially because he offers something Julian can't find anywhere else.
{fanfic}  [star.trek]  [deep.space.nine]  +julian.bashir  +elim.garak  ~garak/bashir  #shippy  !nsfw  #queer 
october 2012
An Unexpected Gift, or, Why must I be a teenager in love? - Chapter 1 - misereremolly - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
An accident turns Garak and Bashir into eighteen year olds who can't remember anything beyond that age. So they get to know each other. Takes place sometime after “Dr. Bashir, I Presume?”
{fanfic}  [star.trek]  [deep.space.nine]  +elim.garak  +julian.bashir  ~garak/bashir  #shippy  #queer 
october 2012
Three and a Half Days - Chapter 1 - prairiecrow - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
Sabotage leads to a quarantine, and Garak is trapped on the Promenade for three long days — but the situation might have an unexpected upside.
{fanfic}  [star.trek]  [deep.space.nine]  +elim.garak  +julian.bashir  !nsfw  #shippy  ~garak/bashir  #queer 
september 2012
Prompt!fics: A Miscellany - Chapter 1 - prairiecrow - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
Responses to a series of prompts I received as the result of a request on the doctor_tailor community on LJ. Stories will be added as they are completed.
{fanfic}  [star.trek]  [deep.space.nine]  +elim.garak  +julian.bashir  #shippy  ~garak/bashir 
september 2012
The Taking Series - SeriesFive - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [Archive of Our Own]
The Dominion war isn't going well for Bajor and Cardassia. The fact that the Federation has chosen to side with the Dominion isn't exactly helping.
{fanfic}  [star.trek]  [deep.space.nine]  -au  +elim.garak  +julian.bashir  +kira.nerys  rec 
september 2012
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