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Dira Sudis ([personal profile] dira) wrote2017-08-16 08:38 pm

What I'm reading Wednesday, 8/16/17

Books: Currently in the middle of Abroad by Liz Jacobs, Who Is One Of Us, and about to start reading... one of the two books I still have checked out from the library about the Chicago River and what its deal is.

Books finished: I just finished rereading Persuasion and IT CONTINUES TO BE THE BEST OF THE TWO JANE AUSTEN NOVELS I HAVE EVER ACTUALLY READ.

To the surprise of no one, I did in fact mentally work out the AU where Bitty is Anne, and then [personal profile] staranise lured me into joining her contemplation of the AU where JACK is Anne and in conclusion I am definitely not writing any Persuasion AUs ever.

...Because I am totally onto "what if Jack hadn't gotten an NCAA waiver to play at Samwell after playing in the QMJHL" AUs now.


Fic: Still 15 WIPs bookmarked! [archiveofourown.org profile] maculategiraffe's Fallout 4 series updated today and IT IS GREAT AND MIGHT EAT YOUR LIFE!! I've managed to get my Marked for Later list on AO3 down to... 99! Although my "To reread" bookmark tag is up to 39.

Fic finished:

(A sampling of stuff I’ve bookmarked recently--you can see all my bookmarks at http://archiveofourown.org/users/dsudis/bookmarks)

the black lake by alcibiades (Bucky/Steve, T, 9k) Ohhh boy I hadn't had my heart shredded by a recovering!Bucky story in a while, so this was. OH BUCKY HONEY. PLEASE KEEP GETTING BETTER.

In So Many Words by alocalband (Nursey/Dex, M, 17k) In which Nurse writes stories that... all... seem... to be... the same... story. And they're all about him and Dex even when they're NOT ABOUT HIM AND DEX. <3

Short Circuit by Chiyume (Bucky/Steve, E, 20k) Bucky's arm gets damaged and starts giving him an... unusual... variety of sensory feedback every time it's touched. Which would be a lot easier for him to explain to Steve if he and Steve weren't both firmly convinced that the other isn't interested in him like that. (I would love about a million more stories about Bucky's arm getting cross-wired like this, but this one was definitely A GREAT START. :D)

You Make Me Look Legitimate. by Lanna Michaels (Bitty/Jack, G, 3k) LANNA WROTE FIC FOR MEEEEE ABOUT BITTY GOING TO THE 2018 OLYMPICS AND IT IS ADORABLE AND GREAT!!! <3 <3 <3
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[personal profile] villeinage 2017-08-17 09:15 am (UTC)(link)
I adore Persuasion.

You write awesome Pining.

Persuasion+Awesome Pining=No Fic?

At least I can imagine the possibilities...
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[personal profile] hypertwink 2017-08-17 10:59 am (UTC)(link)
Persuasion is my favorite Austen novel. P&P is great but seriously, the angst and the pining and the brooding in Persuasion is in a different class altogether.
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[personal profile] hypertwink 2017-08-17 08:03 pm (UTC)(link)
True. Austen tried with some of the Darcy speeches but no, they didn't come close.
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[personal profile] were_duck 2017-08-17 07:05 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG I really loved maculategiraffe's original fic slavebreakers series, I'm excited about the new fanfic! Thanks for linking.
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[personal profile] bluemeridian 2017-08-18 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
Ooo, the last 4 sample recs look up my alley in particular - well, I know the last one is, since I read it after seeing it on Twitter, but now I'll have to try the other 3 too. :P
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[personal profile] hafital 2017-08-18 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
If you ever decide to read another Austen novel (well they're all great, but my least fav is Sense & Sensibility), I vote for Northanger Abbey. It was her first although published posthumously. She was pretty young when she wrote it. It's definitely not as polished and as serious as her later novels, but it's kind of adorable and Tilney is my favorite Austen leading man. The book is flawed but charming. She wrote it to make fun of gothic novels, while also sort of celebrating them, it's a bit cheeky.