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July 27th, 2016 (11:06 pm)
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A Big Bang rec: Splintering in Slow Motion, a J2 fic by cyndrarae with art by milly_gal ♥. Mind the warnings. The author linked to an article on high-functioning depression. An extract from the article:

Cantopher believes that it is the strongest people who suffer from depression. "Give a set of stresses to someone who is weak, cynical or lazy and he will quickly give up, so he will never get stressed enough to become ill," he writes. "A strong person, on the other hand, will react to these pressures by trying to overcome them." In other words, he keeps pushing himself to do more, to achieve more, to be that high-functioning individual, because nothing is worse than being a disappointment (whether to himself or to others).

It's time we stopped trying to make people with mental illness fit the mold. Or, perhaps, consider that the mold is a whole lot different than what we thought.

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Also, in book news

July 25th, 2016 (11:04 pm)

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Game of Thrones finale

June 27th, 2016 (11:09 pm)

I've enjoyed the last two episodes very much. In lieu of a reaction I'm going to link to the NY Times review of the finale. It's got spoilers for everything, but here's a non-spoilery bit I happen to completely agree with:

...it does make me consider how the sense of mystery will likely begin to dissipate from “Game of Thrones,” as longtime theories are confirmed and we pivot toward the final clashes. It’s unavoidable as the story begins to contract toward its conclusion. But I’m already feeling a little melancholy about the show becoming more about big battles and resolution and less about uncovering new pieces of this captivating world.

Isn't this the problem with most shows that have crossed 3+ seasons? I didn't think any of GoT was predictable, but that's probably because I don't read GoT fic or fan speculations. As for the argument that shows ~must get predictable about certain things once the end is near: for now, I'm sticking to my belief that the ways in which stories are told are way more important than the actual plot. In other words: show, don't tell. Setting up a showdown between two major characters may be inevitable, but the way in which it happens needn't be.

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May 9th, 2015 (08:35 pm)

Let's celebrate Charlie!

to promote, just copy/paste the text below (comes with the banner above; more banners/codes under the cut!):

To promote on tumblr, you can reblog this post.

Thanks to the very awesome endeni for the gorgeous banners (and for giving a proper title to what I was very intelligently referring to as the "Charlie fanworks thingie").

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Questions/Comments/Suggestions? Post them here!

Want to post recs or links to already existing fanworks? Post them on this thread! (I don't know about you guys, but I'd especially love to see your episode reactions to 'The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo' and other Charlie episodes!)

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February 15th, 2015 (08:56 pm)

Belated happy Galentine's Day! Have some recs.

My gift is so so pleasing! Scared at Night, The X-Files, pre-series. What more could one possibly want than a Dana and Melissa fic that has the 'Sibling Bonding' tag?

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September 10th, 2014 (10:39 pm)

Calling all Jack Davenport fans! We’re going to rewatch/discuss a bunch of Jack’s stuff, starting with Ultraviolet, The Talented Mr Ripley, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Ultraviolet is a six-part BBC miniseries starring Jack Davenport, Idris Elba and Susannah Harker. Join us for the rewatch hosted at amerally’s LJ—the discussion post for episode 1 will be up on September 20th!

Do spread the word! (To promote, just copy/paste the text below.) The episodes are available on Hulu, but if anyone has trouble accessing them, let me know and I'll get them to you one way or another. *g*

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August 25th, 2014 (09:13 pm)

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XF is Love month

August 25th, 2014 (03:58 pm)

Come talk to me about The X-Files at the xf_is_love month. ♥ Signups here.

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August 8th, 2014 (01:29 am)

Okay, now this is just unfair.


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