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Dira Sudis ([personal profile] dira) wrote2013-09-03 10:10 pm

Good things about Tuesday

I did good things a week ago, and it comes a little easier tonight, which is surely a good thing all by itself, but here are some other good things about today:

1. Reading Blood of Tyrants. OH MY GOD I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS BOOK. Especially people calling each other by their first names, OH MY GOD I LOVE THEM THE MOST. I have sixty pages to go DON'T SPOIL THE ENDING IN THE COMMENTS. YET.

2. Snyder's Butter Snap pretzels WHY HAVE I NOT BEEN EATING THESE ALL MY LIFE.

3. Singing along with If I Had a Rocket Launcher. Whatever's going wrong in your life, singing the line If I had a rocket launcher, some son of a bitch would die cannot help but be a satisfying answer, right?

4. Helping a kid who couldn't tell me his address, just the street he lived on and a nearby store, figure out the nearest library where he could get some Geronimo Stilton.

5. Realizing that, hell yes, the time has come: my niece is old enough for me to give her Baby Island and Misty of Chincoteague for her birthday!

Oh, and a generally good and useful thing that I just realized maybe everyone doesn't already know about: http://pinboard.in/popular/fandom is a great source for finding new fic in popular-ish fandoms--it's where I find pretty much all the Welcome to Night Vale fic I read, and obviously there's also a strong Teen Wolf presence, but anything that gets bookmarked by a handful of pinboard users in fandom will pop up there, so there's an array of fandoms represented. It updates once a day, which makes it a pleasant relief from the pace of tumblr and twitter. (Except that tag cloud to the right which seems to have no relation to the bookmarks on the page. I don't know when that thing updates.)
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[personal profile] spatz 2013-09-04 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
Especially people calling each other by their first names, OH MY GOD I LOVE THEM THE MOST.

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[personal profile] spatz 2013-09-05 05:21 am (UTC)(link)

Okay, just to be clear because this happened to me elsewhere and I felt dumb: we are talking about Tharkay and Laurence here, right? Because I think there was some Granby first-naming, but he wasn't the one who MADE LAURENCE REMEMBER WHO HE WAS. And holy god, I need me some h/c for that whole 'tortured in a cave with no rational hope of rescue' thing, like right now.
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[personal profile] spatz 2013-09-06 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Isn't the next book the last one, too? I saw...someone mention that. But I think it was [personal profile] cesperanza, so she would know. *bites nails*

Yes! And Tharkay was just so blatantly fond every time he said, in his way. I've having a lot of inconvenient (because I'm supposed to be writing my big bang) Tharkay feels and re-reading Black Powder War, and I'd forgotten how cynical and alone he was, but then Laurence happened and now wherever he goes in the world Tharkay has a friend. And keeps coming back to him, despite the increasingly epic distances involved. ♥

While Laurence and Temeraire are obviously the main platonic love story of the series, I kept thinking that Tharkay is good for Laurence in the same way -- pushing him to confront new ideas and perspectives. But where Laurence is often a parent or mentor to Temeraire, Tharkay's undeniably his own person, and the further he moves from his old blind dutifulness, the closer they get as friends. IDK, I just want the series to end with the war over and them going on adventures together.

...I guess this going on my Yuletide list, huh. :D
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[personal profile] spatz 2013-09-18 06:06 am (UTC)(link)
This is not the riding-dragons-into-the-sunset fic you're looking for, but may possibly be relevant to your interests? *g*

(totally starting writing that other one, too. And it already has a title, which is a bad good sign!)
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[personal profile] riverlight 2013-09-04 02:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, thanks for that pinboard link; I didn't know about it!
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[personal profile] sperrywink 2013-09-04 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the pinboard link. Looks interesting when I am surfing for reading material.
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[personal profile] ollipop 2013-09-05 01:03 pm (UTC)(link)
#4 is some serious badass librarian shit, right there. (Erm, double bonus points if you're not actually a librarian.)

That makes me happy too. Keep posting!