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06 August 2014 @ 09:23 pm
So I was having a Facebook message conversation earlier today with my Partner in Crime about Lymond fancasting, in which she was once again attempting to convince me of Richard Armitage as Richard Crawford.

PiC: I think you underestimate Richard. He's way more than the solid dependable one, that's why I love him.... And if there's one thing RA can do, it's to make "simple" characters complex. He says himself that if you give him a good character he looks for the darkness within, and if you give him a villain he looks for the struggle to vanquish the good. Or something like that, much more eloquently put...basically, all his characters are Manichees.

Me: Meanwhile, I see your reasoned explanation, and I find myself increasingly won over simply given his recent growing of a beard.

Me: It might as well as been "basically, all his characters are manatees"

Me: click if you dareCollapse )

PiC: *stunned silence, followed by digression on the Tumblr "Richard Armitage with Cats"*

PiC: He does look as if he's let himself go a bit in your pic, admittedly.

Me: Maybe he's in disguise as a dissolute Irish bard? I hear you like that sort of thing.
*dissolute Irish manatee bard

PiC: Well, it's a very good disguise...

Me: My lute awake.

Me: Read more...Collapse )

PiC: Stop it. Never before have I looked at pictures of RA and pissed myself laughing. It is an unfamiliar and disturbing sensation.

Me: As Lord Peter Wimsey put it, "the worst sin that passion can commit is to be joyless. It must lie down with laughter or make its bed in hell; there is no middle way."

Me: I feel certain he was referring to crudely photoshopped pictures of Richard Armitage as a lyre-playing manatee.



In other news, I have another interview in a far-away location tomorrow, horror horror horror.

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yunitsa
I have discovered, in the course of my employment, that the whole second half of Robert Louis Stevenson's Catriona/David Balfour (it's both a pairing and a titling controversy!) is made up entirely of misunderstandings and pining and domesticity. It is the most AO3ish thing I've ever read outside of the AO3 (there's even a witty yenta character, whose attempts to coach the central character are mistaken for romantic interest), and since this is a fairly obscure novel that I can't imagine influencing the development of fic tropes over a century later, I can only assume that RLS was of our party without knowing it.

(I suppose many of these would be romance novel tropes as well, though it's unusual to have them from a male first-person POV. And I can't imagine what the original readers of Kidnapped would have made of it all.)

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yunitsa
30 May 2014 @ 09:37 pm
...we discover that when Abed Nadir cares about someone, he plants a tracking device on them.

Also, I may have genuinely cried during the end of episode 5, which is quite a feat for a comedy show. ABED <3 <3 CLONE ABED <3 <3 <3

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yunitsa
17 May 2014 @ 08:19 pm
Posting somewhat belatedly to say !!!! over the Person of Interest finale, which was amazing and nearly everything I could have asked for. You can see me emote at [personal profile] hedda62 a bit here, as well as by flailing and reblogging lots of gifs over at my Tumblr.

I also wrote a tiny ficlet in response, because I had to, okay.

Oil and Wine (454 words) by yunitsa
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Harold Finch/John Reese
Characters: Harold Finch, John Reese
Additional Tags: post-episode
Summary: "You shouldn’t be here," he said to the silence.
(Little fix-it tag for 3x23, "Deus Ex Machina.")

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yunitsa
25 April 2014 @ 11:02 am
In which some things are resolved, and others aren't.

The Crimson Solution (52954 words) by yunitsa
Chapters: 14/14
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Alchemy, pseudo-Victorian, Giant Slug, Dragons, Colonialism, POV First Person
Summary: Phoebe Bannister's marriage to the alchemist Charles Templer might have been the end of one sort of story. But in sharing a house with her husband and his partner, the brilliant and irascible Benjamin Cole, Phoebe soon finds herself caught up in the complex relationship between the two men - and in the search for the most dangerous product of the alchemist's art.

And that is it, the end! Thank you all for putting up with my daily posting schedule :) I should note that the very last scene was the first one that I wrote on this story, as often happens - I usually know where I'm going, if not how to get there.

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yunitsa
24 April 2014 @ 11:39 am
Storming the Palace.

The Crimson Solution (47374 words) by yunitsa
Chapters: 13/14
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Alchemy, pseudo-Victorian, Giant Slug, Dragons, Colonialism, POV First Person
Summary: Phoebe Bannister's marriage to the alchemist Charles Templer might have been the end of one sort of story. But in sharing a house with her husband and his partner, the brilliant and irascible Benjamin Cole, Phoebe soon finds herself caught up in the complex relationship between the two men - and in the search for the most dangerous product of the alchemist's art.

One more chapter left, though it's another very long one! I was going to witter on here about the process and thought behind these, but no one really wants to know how the sausage is made, so I will not :)

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yunitsa
23 April 2014 @ 10:16 am
Like looking for a dragon in a hay-stack.

The Crimson Solution (41938 words) by yunitsa
Chapters: 12/14
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Alchemy, pseudo-Victorian, Giant Slug, Dragons, Colonialism, POV First Person
Summary: Phoebe Bannister's marriage to the alchemist Charles Templer might have been the end of one sort of story. But in sharing a house with her husband and his partner, the brilliant and irascible Benjamin Cole, Phoebe soon finds herself caught up in the complex relationship between the two men - and in the search for the most dangerous product of the alchemist's art.

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yunitsa
22 April 2014 @ 12:54 pm
In which some correspondence is read.

The Crimson Solution (38824 words) by yunitsa
Chapters: 11/14
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Alchemy, pseudo-Victorian, Giant Slug, Dragons, Colonialism, POV First Person
Summary: Phoebe Bannister's marriage to the alchemist Charles Templer might have been the end of one sort of story. But in sharing a house with her husband and his partner, the brilliant and irascible Benjamin Cole, Phoebe soon finds herself caught up in the complex relationship between the two men - and in the search for the most dangerous product of the alchemist's art.

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yunitsa
21 April 2014 @ 11:16 am
Return to Feversham.

The Crimson Solution (36264 words) by yunitsa
Chapters: 10/14
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Alchemy, pseudo-Victorian, Giant Slug, Dragons, Colonialism, POV First Person
Summary: Phoebe Bannister's marriage to the alchemist Charles Templer might have been the end of one sort of story. But in sharing a house with her husband and his partner, the brilliant and irascible Benjamin Cole, Phoebe soon finds herself caught up in the complex relationship between the two men - and in the search for the most dangerous product of the alchemist's art.

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yunitsa
20 April 2014 @ 11:57 am
In which Phoebe and Benjamin get into a perilous situation.

The Crimson Solution (31498 words) by yunitsa
Chapters: 9/14
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Alchemy, pseudo-Victorian, Giant Slug, Dragons, Colonialism, POV First Person
Summary: Phoebe Bannister's marriage to the alchemist Charles Templer might have been the end of one sort of story. But in sharing a house with her husband and his partner, the brilliant and irascible Benjamin Cole, Phoebe soon finds herself caught up in the complex relationship between the two men - and in the search for the most dangerous product of the alchemist's art.

(I thought of splitting this chapter into two for extra suspense, but that seemed mean, so it's a long one today.)

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