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08 September 2003 @ 03:32 am
of shoes and ships and ceiling wax  
So I wrote this big long post (yes even longer than this one! *gasp*), and then it just disappeared. I squawcked like a chicken, I was so upset. It was very undignified and totally against my will, and yet another battle in the ongoing war that my computer has won. But that is past now, and it's time for me to do something I've been meaning to do for a while: recc.

Do you read Harry Potter? Are you, like me, all about the Sirius/Remus? Shh, don't lie, you know you are. If so, then here's my suggestion: Go read Magic Words, Levity and And Still by rageprufrock. No, you don't understand. Firstly - her Remus may actually be the world's sexiest thing. Ever. And this isn't just because I know what he looks like (if you're interested? it's James Spader, who, to my mind is pretty damned hot!), but also because he just, well...is. Maybe it's the dry sense of humor, maybe it's the intelligence and maybe it's just the Remus, but dear God, he's hot. And her Sirius? Well, he's a needy guy and he's an idiot and you adore him even though you know he's more or less always on the verge of making a mistake. As I describe it, he may not sound as great as he is, but trust me he really, really is. But what this little tryptich of stories really has to reccomend it is Pru's writing - which is only getting stronger and stronger with everything she posts. Her touch with prose is very, very deft, and her dialogue is often very funny and she can rip your heart out and leave you begging for more. So go. Read. And, y'all? Send the girl some lovin'.

Sports Night - I'm sure if you love this fandom you've read A Sandwich is A Transitory Thing by Debchan, but there's always this possibility that you haven't. And if you haven't then you should. The banter is as good as Aaron Sorkin's, if not better in places. It was Jeremy from the show, and he was very, very funny. And I loved him greatly. *nods firmly* Also, Dan and Casey are in it. And they're wonderful. In their Dan and Casey ways. You know, that way where they love each other and are totally crazy and have amazing, witty, sharp, quick banter? Yeah. That's the way they are here.

Also, while I'm talking Sports Night. You know lanning? You know how her Identical Series is amazing and mindblowing and probably one of the tightest bits of fanfic out there? Yeah, so she did something like that in Sports Night fandom too. It's called Being an Anchor and it's followed up by Location, Location, Location and the follow up is what *makes* the series because it gives you a glimpse into the boys life when things are more normal - and you all know me. I'm all about the happy endings and such. Being An Anchor is not really a story for the easily depressed, but it does amazing things in exploring the depth of Dan and Casey's devotion to one another. Go read it if you haven't already - but you probably have. *G*

Now, a while ago rivkat wrote an amazing story called Cleave. And if you haven't read it, then you need to. Becuase...it's so perfect. It's not happy, per se, but it's just...it's very right. Clark and Lex are spot *on*, and I believe every second of it. This Lex...you can't help but just love him so much, and feel bad for him and hope at the end. Because something's gotta go right, doesn't it? Doesn't it? *eyes rivkat and hopes* This is a story that - like much of this author's work - totally stayed with me and I've been thinking about it since I read it. In fact, I had to go back and reread it, just because it was so on my mind. That's the sign of excellent writing to me.

Also - Go here. Watch the vid to My Immortal. Cry for weeks. Love on the vidder, because, y'all? She *deserves* it. *nods vehemently*

More reccs to come soon. I think. And is that on c or two cs? (Spelling and I are only passing acquaintances. We wave in the hallways, but that's pretty much it.)

So up until recently my internet? Totally sucked. And now that it's been fixed (a combo of computer not being very good and school server sucking), I'm all moving fast and such. But before that, doing anything on LJ other than posting could take forever and I got in the habit of not responding to/making comments. I know feel really badly about that, because a) there are so many really great, really kind comments from people about my fic and you all have no idea how much I appreciate it. Really - I squeal like a little baby monkey every time I get a review, and I don't want anyone to think I don't appreciate that you take the time and give me a holler to let me know that you're liking what I'm doing. And, b) I keep wanting to say things to people's posts and not be a lurker. But I'm in the habit of not responding or saying anything, and I'm consciously trying to break that. If you're on my friends list, I read all of your posts. I really do. So just know that if I'm quiet? It's not because I'm not interested/don't appreciate you, I do. I'm going to get better about this. I mean it. A lot. And not in a "I'm going to write tonight for *real*" kind of a way, but in a "I am very serious about this" kind of way.
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RivkaTrivkat on September 8th, 2003 05:59 pm (UTC)
1. Thanks! Always good to know that a story worked for someone. But you've got to ask: why would Lionel reveal his hand like that, if he didn't want Clark out of the way?

2. Generally spelled "recs." Which makes sense to me, though I don't know the rule for shortening words in colloquial English. (I love thinking about such rules -- for example, everyone knows that "fan-fucking-tastic" is how you put "fucking" in "fantastic," as opposed to "fantas-fucking-tic." God, I love the English language.)

3. I know what you mean about commenting, and I don't even have the excuse of a bad connection. And I often find it hard to respond to short comments on my stories; responding in public is harder than responding via email. Don't sweat it.
pure FORESHADOWINGnifra_idril on September 8th, 2003 06:23 pm (UTC)
1. *eyes you* Hmm. Lionel's got ten reasons for the way he brushes his hair in the morning...and all of them are slightly shady. Now you've got me wondering and thinking more about the story, and do you know what? I'm just going to have to read it again. (What a hardship *wink*...)

2. That's what I thought, but I wasn't entirely sure. *G* English is such a fun, quirky language, isn't it?

3. *nods* - Responding via email is always easier, but I sort of always feel like I *should* say something. *shrugs* But then I don't sometimes.