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A random assortment of recs for things I've read recently:

Welcome to Night Vale

let the rain kiss you by [archiveofourown.org profile] singlecrow - Carlos gets back to the university from that remote research station where he was doing research for a year, and gets on with things while hanging out with his trusty grad student, Dana, a lot.

When They Said Repent (I Wonder What They Meant) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lannamichaels - Carlos and Cecil have a talk about repentance. Cecil maybe does not quite get the idea.

Requisition 128-3C: Intent to Initiate Sexual Intimacy by [archiveofourown.org profile] dee - Tentacle porn, oh yes. :D

Pacific Rim

big teeth small kiss by [archiveofourown.org profile] magneticwave - IT IS THE FLUFFY COLLEGE AU MAKO/RALEIGH FIC YOU SURELY HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR, WHETHER YOU KNEW IT OR NOT.

Teen Wolf

to be with those I like by [archiveofourown.org profile] sheafrotherdon - kiiiiiidfiiiiiiic! It's sheafrotherdon writing kidfic with Derek minding Stiles's toddler, what more do you need to know?

que tu m’aimais encore by [archiveofourown.org profile] magneticwave - a fascinatingly weird and ultimately lovely story, and also a Live Hales AU!
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Today is one of the days I get off work comparatively early, and this morning I was looking forward to this stretch of hours and marveling at all that free time, and then I thought, quite virtuously, that I would definitely take out the trash and do some productive moving-preparation and packing things.

Yeah, so then there was an 85,000-word Teen Wolf porn stars AU (Dating Backwards by [archiveofourown.org profile] RemainNameless, A+ would ride this ride again) which in turn somehow tipped me over into downloading Candy Crush, so ... yeah, not so much with doing useful things around the place.

Other things:

[personal profile] kass posted her first Welcome to Night Vale fic! And I helped! Stardate, Cecil/Carlos, for the Idyll Challenge! ♥

[livejournal.com profile] tw_holidays is coming back! Signups start September 1, and we're almost entirely on the AO3 this year!

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Huh. Does anybody make WTNV icons? Are there comms? I only really interact with Night Vale via tumblr and the AO3.


Welcome to Night Vale! It is great! It has Cecil/Carlos in canon and also in fanworks! There is TONS OF FANART. I reblog a lot of it on Tumblr.

And there is fic!

First, fic that isn't (primarily) Cecil/Carlos:

The Untimely Disappearance of the Voice of Night Vale by [archiveofourown.org profile] Margo_Kim - Cecil has disappeared, and Head Intern Jessica (who did not survive to be Head Intern by drawing attention to herself or investigating anything ever) has to step up to the plate.

Paper or Plastic by patho - Steve Carlsberg and the feral dogs plastic bags.

How I Survived My Summer Vacation, By Tamika Flynn, Age 12 3/4 by [archiveofourown.org profile] thingswithwings - READ THIS ONE OMG. The summer reading program! The librarians! Tamika Flynn, reigning badass! ♥

Aaaand some Cecil/Carlos:

Poetry by [archiveofourown.org profile] entanglednow - Cecil offers a composition of his own for Poetry Week. It is very, very Cecil.

I Want You to Feel Familiar by [archiveofourown.org profile] scioscribe - Keep a flashlight and a photo album handy in case of power outages.

Second Date by [archiveofourown.org profile] dee - Cecil doesn't mind, but he does think Carlos is being awfully forward for a second date....

Tentacles in Fortunate Places by [archiveofourown.org profile] novembersmith - Aw yes.

you smiled (and then the spell was cast) by [archiveofourown.org profile] AugustaByron - kidfic Night Vale style. So, kind of horrifying but also lovely.
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Elapsed time from posting about how I wasn't that into Welcome to Night Vale to posting my first fic: 12 days.

Many thanks to [personal profile] were_duck for beta, and [personal profile] iulia and [personal profile] celli for cheering this on!

The Importance of Accurate Moaning (3508 words) by Dira Sudis
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Carlos/Cecil (Welcome to Night Vale)
Characters: Carlos (Welcome to Night Vale), Cecil (Welcome to Night Vale)
Additional Tags: Sharing a Bed, Night Vale Official Moan, Cuddling & Snuggling, The Weather (Welcome to Night Vale)

"I didn't realize what that meant. We didn't have dissonance storms in California."

"No?" Cecil said, and then, with a slyly amused look, "I suppose the mountains blocked them?"

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1) So to make a long and boring story short, on Thursday and Friday I thought I had medication side effects and on Saturday it became obvious that I had a cold and as it turns out being sick sucks and is boring. It was the first time in a while that I got the crushing fatigue aspect of being sick, which was frustrating and ruined my fun weekend plans (did not see Pacific Rim AND did not get to play board games), but I am sufficiently over it now to be going back to work. Partly from sheer boredom.

2) Thanks to the above I have listened to the first 11 or 12 episodes of Welcome to Night Vale, and it's... odd. I mean, obviously the podcast itself is deliberately and performatively odd, but also my reaction to it. I will probably like it better if I go and read a lot of fic and get really invested in Cecil and Carlos, but on the strength of the thing itself it's just falling into the nonplussed area in my brain where absurd humor goes, because I keep trying to make it make sense, and it strenuously resists sense-making.

I mean, I can't build an interior model of Cecil. I can't see how his mind works, or how anyone's mind works in Night Vale. It doesn't make sense. It also doesn't have any embarrassment squick to it, unlike a lot of the humor that makes me cringe, so instead it just... baffles me, on whatever level. I keep listening to it like maybe this time I will understand. But probably what I should do is stop now and go read fic. Please feel free to tell me which fic I should go read.

3) Then I was seized by a fit of longing for Castle, which, not-coincidentally, I got hooked on while stuck home with the flu for most of a week. That's a good show and I like it and it makes me happy, you guys. The ladies have shiny hair and generally don't die! People are generally not revealed to have suffered mind-numbing levels of trauma for stupid reasons!

So then I started trying to figure out how to do a Teen Wolf Castle AU, and my brain locked up on which way to cast it: Stiles the goofy mystery writer and his grumpy detective muse Derek, or Derek the grumpy serious mystery writer and Stiles his (seemingly) happy-go-lucky muse. Either way, Allison is in Espo's place as the Army veteran sniper detective, which makes me incredibly happy.

4) So then I did the logical thing and finally started watching Elementary. THIS IS ALSO A GOOD SHOW WHICH MAKES ME HAPPY. I am three episodes in and ♥ ♥ ♥

But I do suspect that, like Castle, it's going to be a show where I get what I want from the show and I can just sit and watch it and feel happy because, look! Joan and Sherlock being Joan and Sherlock! Look at how much Jeff Davis is not in charge of this show! This pleases me. ♥

5) So yeah, last night's Teen Wolf. It was actually... pretty good? Like, a good episode of Teen Wolf, not breaking the curve or anything, but after the last several weeks that was really confusing and I'm not sure what to do with it. Some things I liked! )

So in conclusion they will probably ruin it all next week but right now I am actually feeling all warm and fuzzy toward my show. Oh show. You got me.


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