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- Map:hiding from evil plot bunnies
- Current Mood: crazy
- The birds are singing:Lux Aeterna- Clint Mansell
(that's a lousy excuse not to give you something of my own, I know *le sigh*)
Anyway, it's something I've been obsessing over for the last couple weeks- I even considered not going to the New Year's Eve party I've told you about because the fic was supposed to be updated on the 31st Dec. Talk about unhealthy addictions ;P
The story takes place in Supernatural fandom. While I know that I'm going a wrong way about it (omitting two steps of the way) and instead of starting with reviews of the show itself (that's going to be a monster, for sure) and writing stories myself, I'm starting with a rec, this fic is an AU and an exceptionally well written one, with its own history and everything explained. So, actually, you don't have to know much about the show to follow it (though it is encouraged to be a die-hard fan of it ;P ). I myself started my adventure in this fandom by reading a fic by jedisapphire , without having watched any episode beforehand. Then I got hooked ;)
So, the rec. As I've said, it's an AU, and it's basic storyline goes like this: Mary Campbell-Winchester, in order to reconcile with her estranged father, Samuel Campbell, after their fight over her marriage with John Winchester, goes on a supernatural hunt with him in Washington, D.C.
Having been born in a family of hunters, Mary's greatest wish had been to escape that way of life: for herself and her children. John was a civilian in that manner; though a former Marine, he had never heard anything about vampires, shapeshifters, zombies, ghosts, etc. And Mary didn't tell him.
During a public celebration in the White House, in front of the cameras, everyone was attacked by a werewolf. Many people died and the very real threat of the supernatural was exposed to the whole nation, The President was saved by Samuel and Mary, but Mary died during the heroic deed- leaving a grieving husband and a four-year-old son, Dean. John and Dean go on a revenging crusade and both become feared, competent hunters.
The nation went into frenzy and which-hunt, even the slightest suspicion of being a supernatural being got you hunted down and killed. Hunters became saviours.
In order to stave the threat of anything non-normal, a creation of the concentration camp- called a Freak camp- where the supernatural beings could be "stored" is issued.
Sam is five years old when he is transported into the Freak camp.
Why is it worth reading? The story has a feeling of being "real". The psychological level is astounding; I was in a former concentration camp in Stutthof, and the experience was staggering. And I think that the authors- lavinialavender andbrosedshield - have it right. It seems impossible, but the way they're describing it feels very, very real. Terrible, of course, but that's life, right? While I was reading "A Monster by Any Other Name" I felt like crying; I was heartbroken. It was pure catharsis. And I love this fic for it, for what it's doing to me.
The POVs are especially beautiful; seeing the camp through the eyes of the two children, one that doesn't quite understand and lives in the "real, outside" world, and one that doesn't know anything different, that has ingrained in him that he's a monster, a freak, that he doesn't get to want things, etc. It's absolutely stunning, makes it both easier and harder to read. The characters- both original and canon- seem to have a life, to lead it in front of our eyes and we're just eavesdropping on them. It's wonderful, and it's human. The whole mechanism behind Holocaust was simply human, and we get to see that here, too.
The longer you read, the more you look at the monsters inside as the victims, then you're reminded they're actually dangerous... and then you forget about it again. The universal question it poses: who is the monster? is left unanswered (so far, at least); we have to figure it out for ourself. It's a wonderful kaleidoscope, one in which you quickly become lost. And the most beautiful feeling? The characters are there with you, seemingly lost as well.
Story title: A Monster by Any Other Name
Authors: lavinialavender andbrosedshield
Rating: overall NC-17
Warnings: please read them before reading the story: here
Remember about the prologue! One of my friends once didn't notice one was listed in front of chapter one in some old story, and it spelled much confusion :)
So! Enjoy! It's updated every Friday, a WIP- but hopefully it will get finished without too many bumps :)
And don't take it out on me later if you get drawn into SPN fandom- and get drowned in it! Hehe
- Map:my own head
- Current Mood: anxious
A set of six chronological drabbles.
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Warnings: None, really.
Character(s): Arwen Undomiel, Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, Eomer, Faramir
Genres: General, Romance, Angst
Disclaimer: They are created by Tolkien and I wouldn't dare to pretend to be him. Please don't sue.
Feedback is the reason the world spins
- Map:Gdańsk, library
- Current Mood: rushed
Fandom: Star Wars
Type: one-shot (again :( )
Timeframe: not too long after Geonosis (in the universe where general timeframe is defined as "a long time ago" this qualifies as a precise information ;P )
Character(s): Padmè Amidala, Anakin Skywalker (and a kind-of Anakin/Padmè)
Genres: tipping in the direction of a Darkfic, plus shades of Tragedy
Warnings: dark thoughts and emotions
- something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation
- the binding or obligatory force of something that is morally or legally right; moral or legal obligation
- an action or task required by a person's position or occupation
- the respectful and obedient conduct due a parent, superior, elder, etc.
Disclaimer: Don't sue, please. I don't make money on this, so I'm not truly stealing from you. The characters and the Star Wars universe don't belong to me. I'm telling the truth!
A/N: This is a very late in coming birthday fic for albumsontheside For a while I was thinking I'd never finish it *wipes brow* Think of her while you're reading and wish her everything the best!
A/N2: I was aiming for a darker Padmè in that fic. However, ROTS canon Padmè kept interfering, so I'm not exactly sure how well it went... Please tell me?
For now unlocked, until I find time to post it to my writing journal.
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- Map:Gdynia, Poland
- Current Mood: exhausted
- The birds are singing:Pieces- Red
I want to see it done by (so that I can crack up more with the results): albumsontheside , fialleril , jedisapphire and elenothar . If anyone else wants to do this, feel free, of course :)
- Current Mood: giggly
- The birds are singing:J.S. Bach
So, yeah, my first RPS. Ever.
Title: Signs of Never (1/?)
Fandom: Real Person Fiction (though for obvious reasons connected to SW)
Rating: PG-13 for this chapter for a little bit of swearing (will be more- hopefully *smirks*)
Characters: Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Eve, Clara, Esther, mentions of Jude Law
Pairings: Ewan/Eve, Hayden/Ewan, mentions of Ewan/Other
Summary: Hayden's in London. And so is Ewan. Or at least he should be, right? Because really, what host leaves when a guest he invited a long time ago arrives?
Warnings (I'm not sure yet myself, so I'm giving what will most probably occur): Extreme Language, Sexual Situations, Angst, Graphic Violence, Slash, WiP
Disclaimer: They are both gorgerous, individual men, and I wouldn't dare claiming that I own them. Also, none of this ever happened- we have no possible way of knowing what they want, think, and would like to do.
So, yeah, it's only my imagination. Please, don't sue.
A/N: Haja, I expected it to be a two, three- part story at most. Well, it evolved, and it's leading me much more than I'm writing it at the moment. So, I take no responsibility for it. Just hopeful for a joyous ride *giggles*
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- Current Mood: artistic
- The birds are singing:Supermassive Black Hole- Muse
- Current Mood: impressed
- The birds are singing:Leszek Żukowski- Coma
If anyone haven't yet read it, I recommend you checking out "The Portrait of Dorian Gray".
The portrayal of male characters is outstanding- their rationalisations, beliefs, actions are very thought- provoking. Really original and mesmerising is an idea of the portrait being the visualisation and symbol of a human soul- outward appearance of it.
Another thing worth of attention is the impact of a book on a person's way of thinking. Unbelievable, how much it can mess with our heads :P It just proves a point that to read anything more ambitious, you need to have your own beliefs formed, to remain always slightly sceptic to everything that is written (or said, for that matter). Otherwise, you'll easily be formed into an extremist.
I love one of his quotes:
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
It fully sums up The Portrait of Dorian Gray.
Sadly, female characters are somewhat lacking in depth, especially if compared with male characters. However, there are not too many of them in the book, so it's not that easily noticeable. Oscar Wilde is not usually fond of women (see his quote in the title of the post), and I believe he doesn't fully comprehend them...
One last thing- language. Masterpiece. It's hard not to love his descriptions, his dialogues... It's all really catching, especially in original version.
I think I've read it two years ago, but I have a sudden pull to re-read it now... Sadly, too many books piled up and waiting to read (plus many intended for studies) to realise that wish :(
- Current Mood: ecstatic
- The birds are singing:Jezioro Łabędzie- Czajkowski
Czy istnieje sprawność bankowca w harcerstwie? Pełno małych ludzi w zieleni latało dzisiaj po centrum, czytając uważnie każdą latarnię z wiadomościami o pożyczkach i kredytach...
Z pewnością jakaś nowa modyfikacja harcerskiego 'curriculum' związana z kryzysem bankowości...
- Current Mood: high
Albo nas w nim nie zechcą?
Pomyślałeś o tym?"
Lestat do Louisa, Wywiad z Wampirem (film)
- Current Mood: touched
- The birds are singing:100 000 Jednakowych Miast- Coma