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Title
: Chapter 15: Hey Brother, Do You Still Believe?
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Elena Gilbert, Elijah Mikaelson, Harper, Jeremy Gilbert, Klaus Mikaelson, Lucy, Rose, Stefan Salvatore
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 4,687
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta. This time more so than others, since she’s being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching. Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.

There’s Beremy in this chapter, right at the beginning.

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Title: Chapter 13: Fate Will Have Its Way
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Damon Salvatore, Isobel Flemming, Katherine Pierce, Maddox, Mason Lockwood, Pearl Zhu
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 3,396
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta. This time more so than others, since she’s being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching. Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.

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Title: Chapter 14: It’s All Fun and Games Until the Devil Calls
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Ben McKittrick, Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Katherine Pierce, Klaus Mikaelson, Maddox, Mason Lockwood
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 4,817
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta. This time more so than others, since she’s being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching. Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.

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Leave a Light On

Title: Chapter 11: And I’ll Be on the Sidelines with My Hands Tied
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Ben McKittrick, Caroline Forbes, Maddox, Pearl Zhu
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 2,615
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta. This time more so than others, since she’s being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching. Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through. This is the first time I’m posting the actual chapter on the site. Let me know if this is a good thing for you or not.

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Leave a Light On (alt)

Title: Chapter 12: The Crow on the Cradle
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Ben McKittrick, Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Elizabeth Forbes, John Gilbert, Maddox
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 3,138
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta. This time more so than others, since she’s being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching. Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.

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Title: Chapter 10: Load the Car and Write the Note
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Ben McKittrick, Caroline Forbes, Elena Gilbert, Greta Martin, Klaus Mikaelson, Maddox
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 3,866
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta. This time more so than others, since she’s being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching. Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.

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Leave a Light On

Title: Chapter 9: Allegiances Have Formed Your Destiny
Beta: [personal profile] velvetwhip
Characters: Anna Zhu, Ben McKittrick, Caroline Forbes, Elena Gilbert, Elizabeth Forbes, Greta Martin, Klaus Mikaelson, Maddox, Pearl Zhu, Stefan Salvatore
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 2,763
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta. This time more so than others, since she’s being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching. Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.



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Title: Just Like the Movies: A Light Hearted Zombie Romp
Author: [personal profile] tmbreck / eclectic_tongue / [info]eclectic / [archiveofourown.org profile] Lilbreck

Beta: velvetwhip
Character/Pairing: Caroline, Klaus, Caroline/Klaus
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 1,184
Summary: A not-so-typical Halloween night for Caroline and Klaus
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta velvetwhip. Written for klarolinetrickortreatortreat, gifted to Hana and whichever url she's going by now. ;)

Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. - Kevin James Breaux )
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Title: Rope Weaving
Author: [personal profile] tmbreck / eclectic_tongue / [info]eclectic / [archiveofourown.org profile] Lilbreck
Beta: velvetwhip
Rating: FRM
Characters/Pairing: Caroline, Klaus, Caroline/Klaus
Warning: Bondage/Sexual Situations
Summary: Klaus and Caroline try something new.
A/N: Beta's by the wonderful velvetwhip and written for finnismyoriginalsin on Tumblr.



Delilah therefore took new ropes, and bound him therewith )
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Title: So Rested He By the Tumtum Tree
Author: [personal profile] tmbreck / eclectic_tongue / [info]eclectic / [archiveofourown.org profile] Lilbreck
Beta: velvetwhip
Rating: FRT
Characters/Pairing: Angel, Willow, Angel/Willow
Warning: References to violence and implied PTSD
Summary: Angel and Willow try to create a bit of heaven in hell.
A/N: Written for —and beta’d by— the ever lovely and wonderful [personal profile] velvetwhip. I hope you enjoy this story even half as much as she and I did/do.


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Original Story: Out of the Grey by Gabrielle
Rating
: FRT
Character: Angel, Spike, Willow
Timeline: early season 7
Summary: Trying to take care of Spike proves more than Willow can handle so she calls the one person who she thinks can help.
A/N: As always, a heartfelt thank-you to my beta [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip . Not only is she a wonderful beta, but she also let me remix a story of hers that I absolutely love. Of course, that's most stories she writes (I don't really read the ones outside my fandom, but I'm sure I'd love them if I did.

 

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Title: Something Worth Waking Up For
Author: [personal profile] tmbreck / eclectic_tongue / [info]eclectic / [archiveofourown.org profile] Lilbreck
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Bonnie Bennett {appearances by Caroline and Klaus with a background Klaroline}
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 1,284
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta velvetwhip. This time more so than others, since she's being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching.

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Leave a Light On
Title: Chapter 6: Nothing Changes In This World
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Caroline Forbes, Elena Gilbert, Elizabeth Forbes, Sheila Bennett, Vicki Donovan
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 3,134
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta. This time more so than others, since she’s being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching. Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, this is all primarily from Caroline’s POV, with heavy interaction with Sheila. Hope you enjoy!

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Leave a Light On

Title: Chapter 5: Let It Go, Let It Change
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Elena Gilbert, Sheila Bennett, Stefan Salvatore, Tyler Lockwood, Vicki Donovan
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 3,763
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta. This time more so than others, since she’s being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching. Though I list just about every character it seems, and some of them actually do get dialog, this is all primarily from Caroline's POV with a tad bit of Vicki's POV thrown in. Hope you enjoy!






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Leave a Light OnTitle: Leave a Light On: Not Quite the Beginning
Author: [personal profile] tmbreck / eclectic_tongue / [info]eclectic / [archiveofourown.org profile] Lilbreck
Beta: velvetwhipCharacters: Caroline Forbes, Elena Gilbert, Sheila Bennett
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 3,323
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta [personal profile] velvetwhip. This time more so than others, since she's being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching. Though I list Elena, she's only in for a quick scene.

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tmbreck: Labyrinth; Jared/Sarah (I do believe in you)
Two Wolves and a Queen Taken [Crossovers > AtS/BtVS; Willow]
[post series/season 5; angst; death]
Willow is learning what it really means to have goddess level power.

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tmbreck: Doctor McCoy; When Water Comes to Life (the tragedy)
The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes

I have a lot of feelings about this show (a zombie show, really?!), so I figure I should just get them all out there for everyone to be annoyed by. I will probably go character by character, depending on my mood. Fair warning, there will be spoilers for just about everything. We shall start with the character the series starts on: Rick Grimes.

Did I mention that I had a *lot* of feelings? )

Feel free to let me know your opinions, or even let me know which characters you want to know my opinions about. Next I will be talking about Shane.

Shhh

Oct. 18th, 2011 11:10 pm
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I remembered I have an account here. Shhh.
tmbreck: Well, as sane as can be expected. (Chapel in black and white)
This list will be continually added to. However, after the initial posting, I'll be making separate postings with all the updates. Feel free to give me the links to any gen fics you feel that I should recommend.

New additions are marked by the symbol newtrek.

TOS = The Original Series. For this category, I also include the first six [6] movies in this.
AOS = Alternate Original Series. This will include any stories based out of the eleventh [11] Star Trek movie and any future sequels with this particular Enterprise crew.

Ratings/Warnings:
FRC — Fan Rated Suitable For Children
FRT — Fan Rated Suitable For Teenagers
FRM — Fan Rated Suitable For Mature Persons
FRAO — Fan Rated Suitable For Adults Only


Essay/Meta



Making of an MD, Or Why I Think Bones Was a Boy Genius [location: livejournal]
author: [livejournal.com profile] northatlantic
source: AOS/TOS/TAS
character: Leonard McCoy
why: This is seriously my personal head-canon for McCoy.


Stories


General Non-Pairing )

Again, if you have a story you think I'd love, feel free to leave a link here.

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As some of you might know, you can find all of my recs here at my delicious account. At the bottom of those post will be a copy/paste thing for you to comment with if you want me to read something and maybe put it on my rec list in the future.

Some of these are older, some of them may be newer. Oh, and I made a mini-icon for the new Big Bang Theory fics:


AtS/BtVS )
The Big Bang Theory )
Dresden Files - Book )
Haven )
InuYasha )
Star Trek )
Again, if you have a story you think I'd love, feel free to leave a link here.

tmbreck: Well, as sane as can be expected. (girls like girls)
If you have someone on your flist, if you've gone to the trouble of actually friending them and they've friended you, that would imply that you'd have a bit of tact when talking to them, right? Like, say they made a post you didn't agree with, you wouldn't jump the gun and start attacking them, would you? I admit, I've been known to accidentally come off as rude and bitchy in a comment with little to no provocation (I'm sorry to all that I've done this to, it's not you and it's not intentional), but there's a line.

Am I the only one that feels this way? If I start bitching about Lady Gaga, Elena, Buffy/Spuffy/Bangel, or Cordangel are one or more of you going to jump down my throat without calmly saying 'You might want to warn that your ranting and maybe take into consideration that I have fans of those people/characters/ships on my flist?

In other news, when I went to put the dog out after seeing my daughter off to school, I nearly jumped out of my skin because I was startled by a gecko making a run into the house. Apparently, mother nature is trying to overwhelm me with good luck. Should I worry about why she feels this is necessary?

Also, I've recently discovered my love for Zoe Saldana. I didn't like her in Star Trek and, being the only thing I remembered having seen her in, I thought it might be the actress. Then my husband brought home Losers and I discovered that I could so easily love her. What can I say, I've got a thing for hot women who handle guns. So I decided to go check out her filmography and realized that I've loved her to bits in everything I've actually seen her in. So in order to nurse this fledgling love (that's not as fledgling as I had imagined), I will pretend it's a different actress playing Uhura and/or blame the writing/characterization.

And, the reason I watched Losers with the husband? PAPA WINCHESTER!!!! Sorry, he makes me all squeeful.
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SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

A Long Fatal Love ChaseA Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My love for this book really knows no bounds. It was recommended to me by a very good friend and I can now see why. This is the kind of story other gothic romance / thrillers strive to be but fall short of becoming. The villain is crafty and cruel, selfish and truly evil. The heroine is very brave and strong without it seeming unnatural or impossible for the time she lives in. The side characters are memorable and used well without taking away from the main characters.

What I found really fantastic about the side characters were the strong women shown who weren't made out to be jealous or petty toward Rosamond, but were shown to help her be her friends. It's something you don't really see enough of in stories, so it adds a wonderful and unexpected dimension to an already deep story.

The weakest part of the story, in my opinion, is the sub-plot of Ignatius' love for Rosamond. However, even this serves the purpose of clearly defining her choices. There's Tempest representing the temptation to give in to pleasure and the easy path and there's Ignatius who, by his own struggle between love and duty, represents the more difficult but ultimately right path of forgoing temporary happiness and pleasure.

Now, while being the representations of these two choices could lead to the characters being cardboard cut-outs, they are instead skillfully given depth by Alcott. Even Tempest, who could be nothing more than a caricature, is given a bit of humanity in that he did love his son and was thankful the boy was alive. Ignatius could have been represented as almost saintly, but we do have some human moments, such as when he slips up during the confrontation in the moor and attacks Tempest for insulting Rosamond.

To be honest, the icing on the cake –what really tips this story from 4 stars to 5– is the small and subtle foreshadowing we have for the ending given at the very beginning of the story when Tempest talks about the vision he saw in a mirror. Add to that the ending which was so perfectly dramatic and dark and I can't help but love this book.

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