serene_quill: (Really?Eureka)
2011-03-13 06:12 pm

...WTF.

If you haven't seen this, you should. I'm so utterly beyond disgusted, and yet that cynical part of my brain isn't surprised by the attitudes from some of the people in the article.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lavenderfrost at ...WTF.
Well, there goes my good mood for the day.

NYTimes, the bastion of quality reporting, reported on the gang-rape of an 11 year-old girl in Texas  that's led to charges against 18 high-school boys so far - all well and good so far, right?  Shit like this NEEDS publicity to raise awareness. 

Only problem is, they repeated - without refutation or critical commentary - the claims that the girl brought the rape on herself because of the way she was dressed.

Choice Quotes (No cut b/c everyone needs to see this - DEAL.):

“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.  As opposed to the victim, who's gonna bounce back lickety-fucking-split, right?

Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.  TOTALLY BEGGING FOR IT.

THIS IS RAPE CULTURE, PEOPLE.

Now, what's being said and done in this community is bad enough, but the NY Times should be fucking ashamed of themselves right now.

Here's how to contact NYT: )

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2010-12-30 04:38 pm

Fic Rec

It is entirely possible that to avoid my irritation at work, I will occasionally mutter "pansexual whimsy" to myself and then crack up.

Thus, it is only fitting to share such fun with everyone else!!

Fandom: Inception
Title: Twenty-Four Emails: Or, How Eames Finally Gave In And Begged To Go Corporate
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dorkorific
Pairing: Well, is there anything Eames doesn't hit on??
Rating: (gakked direct from the author)Let's say PG or PG-13 for pansexual whimsy

Twenty-Four Emails: Or, How Eames Finally Gave In And Begged To Go Corporate
serene_quill: (Default_Gen)
2010-11-20 08:02 am
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NaNoWriMo Idea Hunt

My muse is being stubbornly silent on this one, so I'm looking for some ideas to kick start her!

If your true love was marrying another, how would you go about breaking up the wedding? The more underhanded and devious and out there, the better!
serene_quill: (Default_Gen)
2010-10-29 01:43 pm

Fic: "Pick and Choose" Castle, Ryan/Esposito

Title: Pick and Choose
Author: [livejournal.com profile] serene_quill
Pairing: Ryan/Esposito, Ryan/Jenny
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1850
Disclaimer: So not mine.
Warnings: Spoilers for Castle 305 “Anatomy of a Murder” and 306 “3XK”. Angst, discussion of open relationships, and unbeta’d.
Summary: Because all the sniping needed a good back story about why Ryan and Esposito are fighting...

Pick and Choose )
serene_quill: (Really?Eureka)
2010-10-14 11:08 pm
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NaNoWriMo 2010

Again this year, I'll be tracking my progress and posting little tidbits through two places:

First, if you're also doing NaNo, you can find me on the official site as SereneQuill. Feel free to friend (buddy?) me, and we can kick each other's butts into finishing.

And second, like last year, I'll be updating my blog as I go. Today's entry features me, whining a lot about one of those problems that you wish you had and preparing to slap myself so I'll stop whining. Or something involving a hat. Pointy hat trick, perhaps? ;)

Good luck to everyone participating!
serene_quill: (Default_Gen)
2010-10-01 10:44 am

Dead Bodies Are Never Part of the Plan, Castle, Ryan/Esposito

Title: Dead Bodies Are Never Part of the Plan
Author: [livejournal.com profile] serene_quill
Pairing: Esposito/Ryan, the usual hints of Castle/Beckett
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~10K
Disclaimer: Don’t own them!
Warnings: AU, slash, Spoilers for Season 2/set somewhere in “Season 3” time but no spoilers for current eps
Summary: prompt, from [livejournal.com profile] castlekink: What if Ryan used to work undercover trying to expose a drug ring? Oh, the possibilities... It could come up in a current case. Or perhaps an AU where Esposito first meets Ryan while undercover. Expanded from my original short ficlet, found here.

Dead bodies he recognized were never part of the plan. )
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2010-08-16 06:36 am
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Hit and Run Rec

Having found myself referring to my bookmarks that are simply bookmarked with a little =) emoticon lately, I figured I’d share a short list of the recent fics that I’ve bookmarked simply because they make me laugh! Multi-fandom, and just in case anyone else needs a laugh!

Please feel free to rec more fun fics in the comment section!

Title: Drawing Conclusions
Author: [livejournal.com profile] nightmarepalace
Fandom: Inception
Rating: Teen for some swearing
Pairing/Characters: gen/Arthur, Eames, Ariadne, Yusuf, Cobb
Why It Made the List: Seriously, I’d do it too if I were Arthur. Made me laugh out loud at the crack of dawn, so definitely earns a place on this list!

http://nightmarepalace.livejournal.com/13929.html

Title: Untitled Amnesia Comment Fic
Author: [livejournal.com profile] daria234
Fandom: Firefly
Rating: PG
Pairing/Characters: tiny bit of Simon/Jayne
Why It Made the List: Because the awesome bastards on Serenity would TOTALLY do this to Jayne!

http://community.livejournal.com/comment_fic/159104.html?thread=34411904#t34411904

Title: Living Undercover
Author: Shrift
Fandom: Castle
Rating: PG
Pairing/Characters: mention-ish on Esposito/Ryan, but not really. Esposito centric, Ryan, Castle, Beckett
Why It Made the List: The dialogue is wickedly in character, and Castle’s “hat trick” comment is just pure win! Some great laugh out loud lines, but also a great realistic coming out fic.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/94225

Title: Vice, Vice Baby
Author: [livejournal.com profile] jeff_morris
Fandom: Eureka
Rating: PG, for drug use
Pairing/Characters: gen, Dr. Grant, Jack Carter, Vince
Why It Made the List: Dr. Grant, the man out of time, and being forced to quit smoking—it begged for someone to run with him finding other vices! And [livejournal.com profile] jeff_morris makes me laugh more than anyone else in the Eureka fandom, so I love when he posts fic!

http://community.livejournal.com/eureka_tag/63480.html#cutid1

So while I’m at it... (seriously, check out all his stuff for good laughs!)

Title: Along Came A Spider
Author: [livejournal.com profile] jeff_morris
Fandom: Eureka
Rating: R (for sexual content)
Pairing/Characters: Allison Blake/Nathan Stark
Why It Made the List: Talking at cross purposes and a clueless Nathan, plus knowing I’d totally be right there with Allison…

http://community.livejournal.com/starks_lab/33262.html#cutid1
serene_quill: (AModestProposal)
2010-08-02 12:34 pm

Eureka 404 "The Story of O2" Review

I've been multi-tasking, doing thoughts and commentary here and reviews for my blog, but since things have gotten just a shade too busy for me, I'm going to cut that back, and direct you to my blog reviews instead. I may squeak in a few more thought and commentary posts if I have time on my hands, but most likely will be moving to my reviews on the blog instead.
serene_quill: (AModestProposal)
2010-07-31 02:58 pm

The Comic-Con Reports

My Comic-Con reports are up over at my blog if you have any interest in them! There's some Eureka bits on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (and yay for managing to spread Eureka through the whole Con!) but also some great bits from shows like Castle, White Collar, Psych, and a funny Firefly episode that never was (see Saturday)! Beware, there are spoilers for multiple shows in the blog entries!

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday
serene_quill: (AModestProposal)
2010-07-28 04:44 pm
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2010-07-23 11:33 pm

Series 4 and 3/4, Ficisode 8: Boe's Eleven

Series 4 and 3/4: Ficisode 08
Title: Boe’s Eleven
Writer(s): [livejournal.com profile] serene_quill
Characters: Ten, Donna, Face of Boe
Rating: PG/13 (for suggestive bits of dialogue and some m/m)
Word Count: ~6100
Summary: What should have been a quick stop off in Cardiff turns into an interplanetary heist that puts Donna’s life on the line and has the Doctor helping out an old friend.
Director: [livejournal.com profile] cherryfeather
Author Notes: Written for the series 4 and 3/4 fic expansion into the further adventures of 10 and Donna. You should check out the whole series, there's a great virtual season of episodes on the comm!

Doctor Who: Boe’s Eleven
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2010-07-17 03:44 pm
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2010-07-10 02:32 pm

Thoughts and Commentary: Eureka 401: "Founder's Day"

Since I'm not livechatting this season (no cable) and I'm actually back into the swing of enjoying the show so far this season, I thought I'd resurrect the thoughts and commentary process!

Commentary )


Thoughts )
serene_quill: (AModestProposal)
2010-07-09 01:49 pm

Fic: A Modest Proposal, Chapter 13: The Life Politic

Title: A Modest Proposal, Chapter 13: The Life Politic
Pairing: Jack/Nathan, Jack/Allison, Nathan/Allison, Jack/Nathan/Allison
Rating: FRAO
Disclaimer: Don’t own!
Warnings: slash, threesome, a bit of rough but consensual sex, spoilers through 307: Here Come the Suns, blink and miss it season 4.0 promo reference.
Summary: Voter fraud was the least of Jack’s worries... Between projectile milkshakes, angry dry cleaners, and a boyfriend who seems to be the only one who can hold his temper, he’s got plenty on his plate!

Previous Parts can be found here

Chapter 13: The Life Politic )
serene_quill: (EQCFatSciFiUpfronts)
2010-07-05 08:54 am

Fic: Butterfly Effect (for [livejournal.com profile] eureka_tag)

Title: The Butterfly Effect
Author: [livejournal.com profile] serene_quill
Pairing: past Jack/Nathan, Jack/Charles Grant, Nathan/Allison
Rating: R
Word Count: ~2200
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Warnings: Spoilers for all episodes from seasons 1-3.5, all Season 4 promos, and pretty much all speculation known to the fandom. Just saying, spoilers. Season 4 characters included. Slash. And no clue where some of this plot bunny came from. My guess is hell, or maybe Warehouse 13. They have the weird shit there, right?
A/N: For the [livejournal.com profile] eureka_tag Warm Up #2 Challenge. Thanks for the quick turn around beta read, [livejournal.com profile] gin200168!
Summary: Small changes in the past mean big changes in the future.

The Butterfly Effect )
serene_quill: (EQCFatSciFiUpfronts)
2010-07-02 03:43 pm

Eureka Fic: The Bet, Jack/Nathan

So this is an old fic, but it got lost somewhere along the way and didn't actually get archived on my LJ. Given that it started my affection for the Vince/Paul pairing and also spawned a few longer fics based on events in the story, it's unforgivable! Enjoy

Title: The Bet
Pairings: Jack/Nathan, Vincent/Paul Suenos
Rating: PG, for some cursing
Word Count: ~7800
Disclaimer: Nope, not mine, though I did try to barter for them once…
Warnings: A lot of silliness, a bit of seriousness, and a pairing inside that is now Jenn’s and my favorite side pairing. Spoilers for all of Season 2.
Summary: Challenge from my beta Jenn, to see the developing bet over Jack/Nathan from everyone else in town’s perspective. It’s also why I should never accept a challenge on tequila night while we write out on a napkin who exactly constitutes ‘everyone’ in Eureka… thanks, Jenn… [rolls eyes]

This town cannot be that weird. )
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2010-06-28 12:21 pm

Comic-Con?

http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci10_more_hotels_memberships.php

Anyone interested? [livejournal.com profile] clarkoholic and I are on board but we need 2 more people to make it affordable. Message me or comment if you can do it. It'd be about $230 a person this way. Plus expenses, of course.

ETA: Looks like we'll both be attending, but under different package, etc. Let me know if I should be looking for you there!
serene_quill: (McShep_Icon)
2010-06-08 01:16 pm
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Pimping!


Doctor Who: Series 4 & 3/4

VIRTUAL SERIES OF FICISODE ADVENTURES
Occuring between Forest of the Dead and Midnight

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