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First, I finished Just Another Kid. It's an AU in which Steph befriends Jason when he's Robin.

Second, I finished two vids! My Little Phoenix is about Jean Grey during the Phoenix Saga; I Was Here is a tribute to all the X-Men (and X-students) who've died over the years.

Third, new furniture feels even nicer when you bought if yourself.

Fourth, financial aid is a pain in the ass.
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I finished Wolverine and the X-Men, and I felt like writing a coda of sorts.

she died to save us )
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I’ve been wanting a New X-Men Jean for a long time, because that’s the first actual comic I read with her in it, and that’s the first time I fell in love. (I had fond memories of the Jean from the animated series, but I was so young, they were pretty vague.) 

I have a lot of issues with Morrison, with the run itself (when they get Loeb to come in and clean up your mess, that’s saying something) - but his Jean? She was amazing. He hit the exact right balance between compassionate and fierce, determined and stubborn, understanding and petty. She was a hero, yes, but also a human being. 

I know so much more about her now, about her history and struggles and evolution, and it only makes me appreciate Morrison’s take more.

I’m still mad about how and why she died, but I don’t really him for that - and her last moment were reaching out to someone, trying to comfort an enemy. That makes me happy. That’s Jean, through and through.

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I'm rewatching Wolverine and the X-Men because I never really finished it and it was fun. (Netflix has all of the X-Men it's awesome.) I figured I might as well offer my thoughts, so rambling and caps ahead.

there's a war coming )


Jul. 15th, 2013 01:15 pm
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Don't mind me, I'm just experimenting with a plot bunny.

Lots of swearing, because Jason.

Read more... )
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Title: Tempest
Rating: PG
Character: Angel Salvadore
Warnings: Child abuse
Notes: Some dialogue taken from XMFC and New X-Men 118.
Summary: That was when she took the name Angel. It was the first time she chose anything; the first time anything was simply, truly hers.

Tempest )
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I redid my Mystique vid!

Damn Them All )
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Scattered thoughts on Elementary's latest ep:

Read more... )

So, basically? I thoroughly enjoyed myself, despite some quibbles. Keep on keeping on, Elementary.

Oh, by the by - my mom's reaction to Bell's car accident? Oh no, he's cute!
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Title: Reminiscent
Rating: G
Characters: Bruce and Steph. Bruce’s POV.
Timeline: Robin 124
Summary: Bruce said he’d visit Spoiler in the hospital. This is that visit.

It's evening when he arrives at the hospital. He makes sure he isn't seen as he traverses the grounds.

The window is open. He wonders if Stephanie had insisted.

He expected her to look frail, laying there, pale and bruised and covered in bandages.

She doesn't, really. The Spoiler looks like fallen warrior aching to get back up again, even as she sleeps.

He reaches forward slowly, silently, and brushes the damp strands of hair from her face. He sees the potential in her, but it would be selfish to utilize it. (It's bad enough, a part of him says, that he needs Tim.) It would be better set to something else; something that won't snuff that light out forever.

He's half way out the window when he hears her voice, hoarse but strong.

stop right there, buster )
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Written for (re)definition, a genderqueer fanworks fest:

Who We Are

Fandom: Homestuck
Prompt: He wants people to understand that being bigender isn’t a funny quirk or part of his whole bifurcation motif, it’s just who he is.
Characters: Sollux and Terezi
Warnings: Binarism (internal and external), reference to bipolar disorder
Rating: PG

Fandom: Animorphs
Prompt: Somehow being a hawk makes it feel less and less important to keep trying to convince themself that they are a boy.
Characters: Tobias and Cassie
Warnings: Body dysphoria
Rating: G

On The Wind
Fandom: Avatar: the Legend of Korra
Prompt: It sounds corny, but Jinora really does prefer to spend time alone with the sky bison most of the time. At least the sky bison never call them “sister” or “daughter” or “girl”.
Characters: Jinora and Korra
Warnings: Internalised cissexism
Rating: G
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Mama & Papa

Walk in the park and it's getting dark
And I don't wanna be alone
Miss my Mummy and I miss my Daddy
Won't you please bring them back home

Left of Center

If you want me
You can find me
Left of center off of the strip
In the outskirts and in the fringes
In the corner, out of the grip 


I wear a disguise

I'm just your average Jane
The super doesn't stand for model
But that doesn't mean I'm plain
If all you see is how I look
You miss the super chick within
And I christen you Titanic
Underestimate and swim

Humpty Dumpty

Say you were split, you were split in fragments
And none of the pieces would talk to you
Wouldn't you want to be who you had been
Well baby I want that too


Everybody wanna try to box me in
Suffocating every time it locks me in
Painting their own pictures then they crop me in
But I will remain where the top begins
Cause I am not a word, I am not a line
I am not a girl that can ever be defined

Fix You Up

What I wanted most, what I wanted most, what I wanted most

Was to get myself all figured out
And what I figured out, what I figured out, what I figured out
Was that I needed more time to figure you out
There’s not a lot for you to give if you’re giving in
And there’s not a lot for you to feel if you’re not feeling it

 The Tower

She says I need not to need
Or else a love with intuition
Someone who reaches out to my weakness
And won't let go
I need not to need
I've always been the tower
But now I feel like I'm the flower trying to bloom in snow

Run The World (Girls)

My persuasion can build a nation
Endless power, with our love we can devour
You'll do anything for me


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Title: Mnemonist
Fandom: DC
Character: Barbara Gordon
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Summary: A photographic memory is a double-edged sword.

Nothing is ever forgotten. Images sink into her mind like ink into skin, portraits of her
past that never fade.

It gives her an edge no weapon will, and it can't be taken away from her. Brutal crimes, vital clues, secret files; they're stored forever behind her eyes.

She remembers the way Jason fought, unbridled passion driving every strike. She remembers the way Sarah walked, each and every stride as brisk and confident as the last. She remembers the way Stephanie flew through smog and stars with Cassandra.

She will never forget her mother's smile.

She'll never forget his, either.

Title: The Quiet Night
Fandom: DC
Character Barbara Gordon
Rating: General
Warnings: None
Summary: She thinks she remembers everything, but she doesn't.

Sometimes, when Barbara sits high above the city's spires, she almost remembers. It's an ache in her chest that she can’t quite place, a wistful thought that she can’t quite grasp.

As she stares at the sinking sun, the breeze against her lips almost feels like a playful kiss, the warmth on her skin a tender caress.

It's only for a few moments, stolen from a time that never was. The breeze dies, and the warmth fades, and she is alone in the dark.

She searches the sky for a familiar smile, but all she can see are dead stars.

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