Shift in the status quo!

When I started LJing, I never expected that I would ever have enough friends to want to stop people from reading my random stuff and possibly commenting. Weirdly enough, that day has indeed arrived. So from now on, my random posts about my life will be locked. However, because I still crave reviews more than air, any fandom/fanfic stuff will be left unlocked so the general public can see it.

Comment to be added as a friend and get welcomed into the madness.

P.S. Thanks to turquoisetumult for the awesome fandom semi friends only banner.
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Welcome to 2018: a 2017 fic review

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Veronica Mars rocks

Time for fic roundup 2016!

Totally awesome!

(Belated) fic roundup 2014

Never a Saint (Buffy/Angel)
The Marks We Leave (Buffy/Angel, Angel&Faith)

Harry Potter
To Marvel and to Praise (Lily/James)

Veronica Mars
If Two of Them Are Dead (Weevil&Veronica)
Wingspan (Logan/Veronica)
We Do Not Flinch (Logan/Veronica, Veronica&Mac)
Inhale, Exhale (Logan&Lynn Echolls)
The Inner Moonlight (Logan/Veronica)
The Holy Dark (Logan/Veronica)
Cushion My Fall with Cotton Wool (Sweetheart) (Logan/Veronica)
Miles Away (from the places we used to be) (Logan/Veronica)
It's Not Hard to See the Heart in It (Veronica&Wallace, Logan/Veronica)
One is Silver (Logan/Veronica)
An Intro to Logan's Life in Five Screwy Steps (Logan/Veronica, Duncan/Veronica)
Pillars to Support a Crumbling Sky (Logan/Veronica, Keith&Veronica)
The Uniform Code (Logan/Veronica)
The Evening Shadows and the Stars (Logan/Veronica)
Same Old Story (but it's told a different way) (Logan/Veronica)
Shifts in Light (Logan/Lilly, minor Duncan/Veronica, implied Logan/Veronica)
Come As You Aren't, Come As You Are (Logan/Veronica)
The Quiet Sense of Something Found (Logan/Veronica)
Multiverse Theory (Wallace&Veronica, Logan/Veronica)
A Sudden Onset of Spirit (Veronica&Wallace, Veronica&Lilly)
Adrift, Ashore (Logan&OFC)
The Aching Land (Wallace/Jade)
The Ninety-Nine Percent (Logan/Veronica, Logan/OFC)
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Site Plug

Scribes and scribesds's other sites have been amazing resources for me as a reader and writer, but I couldn't say this better than perpetual!

(Also I kind of want brownie points in the form of hints about her WIP.)

Originally posted by perpetual at Site Plug
This is a shout-out to all my fic-reading followers and friends: while we're contemplating the lull in Buffyverse fandom, don't forget to appreciate what we do have. Scribes of Angel is the best active site for Angel fanfiction that you'll find, and scribesds also keeps her other pages current and tidy - they're all easily accessible from the Scribes link or Dark Star's Portal. Go take a look, find something cool, talk about it. Most writers like feedback on their old stories as much as their new ones.

I got a giggle just now when I opened up the listing of my own stories on Scribes and found a trail of blue frowny faces....guess we know what my favorite genre is! Here's hoping I'll add another kind this year. I'm working on a story now, but not an Angel one. You'd never guess the two characters I have conversing. I've certainly never seen it in another fic.

There, now I've got you curious. :) Go sate yourself with something from Scribes!
Veronica Mars rocks

Fic reflections

I switched my links to AO3 this year (except for Trust Falls, which links you to its IWRY page) in protest of the annoying ff.net update that stops you from being able to highlight text. I know. A worthy protest.

Trust Falls (Buffy/Angel)

Codetalkers (Hodgins/Angela, Bones/Booth, slight Cam/Arastoo and Finn/Michelle)

Veronica Mars
What You Know, And What You Don't (Logan/Veronica)

In Plain Sight
Driving Toward the Sun (Mary&Marshall, implied Mary/Marshall)
Without Argument or Doubt (Mary&Marshall, Marshall/Abigail, Mary/Marshall)

West Wing
Giving in to Ainsley (Josh&Sam friendship, Sam/Ainsley, side Josh/Donna)

Pitch Perfect
The World is Moving (to the Song I Hear) (Beca/Jesse)

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Well, it's that time again!

Hey cool cats. I know I haven't been around much lately (personal post hopefully to come soon) but just popping in to say that it's my IWRY day. The iwry_marathon is a month long Buffy/Angel ficathon that's one of my favorite parts of the year. It's really making November fly by for me. I realized this morning that this is my fifth year participating (I started when I was a senior in high school; I'm a junior in college now) so I hope that some of you will enjoy my new offering, Trust Falls.

Anyway, happy weekend, friends.
Love Month

It's late, but let's rock the Bones fic anyway

Title: Codetalkers
Author: fluffernutter8
Spoilers: Through the season 8 finale.
Rating: PG
Word Count:
Summary: And it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back, so shake him off.
Authors notes: This probably stretches believability to the utmost degree and there's no way in the world that this is how season nine will play out, but it's fanfiction so I get to have a bit of catharsis for how I feel about the Pelant case.

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Shoah and the consistancy of memory

To forget a holocaust is to kill twice
Elie Weisel

Today (probably yesterday by the time of posting) is Yom HaShoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, which means that it's time for my annual Holocaust post.

The fact that I'm posting the day after is accidental (I had a bit of A Day) but meaningful nevertheless. This afternoon when I went by the plaza, a central place on campus where volunteers spend nine hours reading the names of people who died in the Holocaust, to listen to the reading and to light a candle and think for a moment, and this evening when I went back for the ceremony of candlelighting and kaddish, I noticed how small the crowd was. I suppose it was big enough for a Monday evening with a chilly breeze close to the end of the semester at an event with no free products or food to entice busy college students, but what really bothered me was the fact that even on the day when people are supposed to take a minute to remember, so many people didn't seem to have the time. And I wondered how this attitude was going to transform as I have children and grandchildren. Because I've been hearing it since I was a kid: the survivors are dying, and these next few years are probably going to be the last ones where people can meet and speak in person to people who experienced the Holocaust. One of the best ways to engage people is through personal stories, for them to look into the eyes of a person who tells them something that they don't want to believe or think about, and to be forced to say, "I will remember after you are gone." Knowing survivors and hearing about the things that they lost and the things that they will never forget has an impact like no other. I don't remember ever learning about my grandfather's past; every memory I have of him is with the knowledge that something terrible had happened to him, and that it had shaped him and his entire life. The Holocaust is an event of tremendous, indisputable importance, for persecuted and murdered individuals (Jews, Romani, Soviets, gay men, people who were disabled, among many other groups) and those who remained behind, and even for international history and politics. But it is also as a lesson for us and the future, and I am so afraid that that sense of gravity is being lost with the people who suffered such grave losses.

The only thing I can think of to help this is to pass on the story, to remember the Holocaust not just on one day a year, but on every day. To let the significance of the Holocaust not be forgotten, to let the signs of slow-creeping, ever-growing oppression be apparent to us when we see them in our own world. To commit ourselves to the memory and to bear the truth and the weight of what happened forward as living history.

But beware and watch yourself very well, lest you forget the things that your eyes saw, and lest these things depart from your heart, all the days of your life, and you shall make them known to your children and to your children's children,
Deuteronomy 4:9