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Apr. 24th, 2017 06:33 pm
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If you're looking for any stories I've posted before April 24, 2017, you can find them either at [community profile] eclectic_friends.

If you're looking for an even easier way to read my stories, you can also look on my personal archive, Eclectic Tongue.
tmbreck: Bonnie, Caroline, and Liz. Time travel fic (You Hold Me in the Dark)
Title: Chapter 5: Cut From the Same Cloth
Characters: Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Elena Gilbert, Elizbeth Forbes, Kol Mikaelson, Maddox, Mindy, Rebekah Mikaelson, Sheila Bennett, Tyler Lockwood
Rating/Warning: FRT
Word Count: 3,305
A/N: Thank you so much to kirythestitchwitch for being my second set of eyes on this. Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.

You and me have taken it out on each other. )
tmbreck: BtVS S6 rewrite because why not (Hellmouth Chronicles)

Title: Chapter 4: Twenty-Five to Life
Characters: Angel, Anya Jenkins, Charles Gunn, Cordelia Chase, Faith Lehane, Fred Burkle, Rupert Giles, Spike, Tara Maclay, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris
Rating/Warning: FRT
Word Count: 4,178
A/N: Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.





Murder two, twenty-five to life, for the record. )
tmbreck: Bonnie, Caroline, and Liz. Time travel fic (You Hold Me in the Dark)
Characters: Brady, Caroline Forbes, Elijah Mikaelson, Elizabeth Forbes, Finn Mikaelson, Jules, Klaus Mikaelson, Kol Mikaelson, Rebekah Mikaelson, Tony
Rating/Warning: FRT
Word Count: 4,500
A/N: A great personal thanks to kirythestitchwitch who looked this over and kept me from writing Klaus all over the place. Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.

And anyway I never lied. )
tmbreck: BtVS S6 rewrite because why not (Hellmouth Chronicles)

Title: Chapter 3: The Deals We Make, pt 1
Characters: Anya Jenkins, Buffybot, Rupert Giles, Spike, Tara Mcclay, Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris
Rating/Warning: FRT
Word Count: 3,735
A/N: Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.





If you're going through hell... )
tmbreck: Bonnie, Caroline, and Liz. Time travel fic (You Hold Me in the Dark)
Characters: Caroline Forbes, Elijah Mikaelson, Elizabeth Forbes, Finn Mikaelson, Jeremy Gilbert, Klaus Mikaelson, Kol Mikaelson, Maddox, Matt Donovan, Mindy, Rebekah Mikaelson
Rating/Warning: FRT
Word Count: 5,807
A/N: Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.

And might I say it seems so fitting in its way. )
tmbreck: BtVS S6 rewrite because why not (Hellmouth Chronicles)

Title: Chapter 2: The Deals We Make, pt 1
Characters: Anya Jenkins, Buffybot, Rupert Giles, Spike, Tara Mcclay, Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris
Rating/Warning: FRT
Word Count: 3,895
A/N: Though there is more than the usual POV switching, hopefully I won't have to do this very often.





Trying so hard to keep it together. )
tmbreck: Bonnie, Caroline, and Liz. Time travel fic (You Hold Me in the Dark)

Title: You Hold Me in the Dark: This is What You Chose
Characters: Bill Forbes, Bonnie Bennett, Brady, Caroline Forbes, Elijah Mikaelson, Elizabeth Forbes, Jules, Klaus Mikaelson
Rating/Warning: FRM / Sexual content
Word Count: 4,475
A/N: Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.





Just remember, this is what you chose. )
tmbreck: Well, as sane as can be expected. (writing)
Human error/accidents Computers/AI Killer insects
Mass insanity/delusion WILD CARD Genetic experimentation
Pandemic/Plague Sentient hostile planet All consuming fire


Yes, I'm already excited. I've already got an idea for three of these, and they're all looking like original fic. Okay, make that four, all original fic, three fantasy and one science fiction. Damn, though!
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Let's hope it really gets me back into the flow of writing. Yes, I know I've got two long stories going, but sometimes I need to get my doom and gloom urges out of the way so those two stories don't take a drastic turn for the horrific. Now I just have to wait for my card.
tmbreck: Labyrinth; Jared/Sarah (I do believe in you)
I'm thinking about just posting my fanfic to my personal journal here and no longer using my fic community. I mean, I'll get the same amount of people seeing/commenting (0) either way, so...

We'll see come next chapter posting day.

Yeah

Apr. 13th, 2017 07:59 am
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So I think it's about time I got a new layout here. It's been a while, and I think I want to switch up the look. Also, maybe I should start actually writing here. You know, something beyond just links to my updated fic.
tmbreck: BtVS S6 rewrite because why not (Hellmouth Chronicles)

After Buffy died to save Dawn, she returned to what she was before the monks hid her with the Slayer. Now Willow and everyone else are left to pick up the pieces, but only Willow and Spike even remember Dawn existed.

Title: Hellmouth Chronicles 1/?: Losing the Light
Beta: Eileen
Characters: Anya Jenkins, Rupert Giles, Spike, Tara Mcclay, Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris
Rating/Warning: FRT / death
Word Count: 1,463
A/N: A huge thank you to Eileen for beta'ing this for me. This is more of a prologue than an actual chapter. We're just setting up what's different to start off with. I hope you enjoy!

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tmbreck: Bonnie, Caroline, and Liz. Time travel fic (You Hold Me in the Dark)


Title
: You Hold Me in the Dark: New World in My View
Author: tmbreck / eclectic_tongue / eclectic / Lilbreck
Beta: Eileen
Characters: Bonnie Bennett, Brady, Caroline Forbes, Deputy Adams (OC), Elena Gilbert, Elijah Mikaelson, Elizabeth Forbes, Jules, Klaus Mikaelson, Maddox, Paige, Ray
Rating/Warning: FRM / Slightly graphic sex talk
Word Count: 5,903
A/N: A huge thank you to Eileen for beta'ing this for me. 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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tmbreck: Bonnie and Caroline, time travel fic (Leave a Light On)

Title: Chapter 21: You Need Someone to Leave a Light On
Beta: Eileen
Characters: Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Elena Gilbert, Elijah Mikaelson, Elizabeth Forbes, Finn Mikaelson, Klaus Mikaelson, Kol Mikaelson, Maddox, Rebekah Mikaelson, Sheila Bennett, Stefan Salvatore
Rating/Warning: FRT / Incest
Word Count: 4,829
A/N: A huge thanks goes to my new beta Eileen. She’s stepped in like a true champ while my regular beta has been temporarily unavailable. 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 20: I Could Live with Dyin’ Tonight
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Anna Zhu, Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Elena Gilbert, Elijah Mikaelson, Elizabeth Forbes, Finn Mikaelson, Jeremy Gilbert, Klaus Mikaelson, Kol Mikaelson, Mason Lockwood, Pearl Zhu, Rebekah Mikaelson, Sheila Bennett, Stefan Salvatore
Rating/Warning: FRT / Temporary Death
Word Count: 4,250
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 19: No Regrets, No Looking Back
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Elijah Mikaelson, Finn Mikaelson, Greta Martin, Klaus Mikaelson, Kol Mikaelson, Mikael, Rebekah Mikaelson, Sheila Bennett
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 5,881
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. One is desiccated.

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Title: Chapter 18: Visionary Flood of Alcohol
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Bonnie Bennett, Brady, Caroline Forbes, Elijah Mikaelson, Greta Martin, Jonas Martin, Jules, Klaus Mikaelson, Luka Martin, Maddox, Mason Lockwood, Pearl Zhu, Sheila Bennett
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 5,422
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 is hinted sexual situations, but it’s blink and you miss it.

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tmbreck: Bonnie and Caroline, time travel fic (Leave a Light On)

Title: Chapter 16: Bad Deals in Good Faith
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Anna Zhu, Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Elijah Mikaelson, Elizabeth Forbes, Harper, John Gilbert, Klaus Mikaelson, Maddox, Pearl Zhu, Sheila Bennett, Stefan Salvatore
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 5,690
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 17: It’s Here the Family’s Broken
Beta: velvetwhip
Characters: Alaric Saltzman, Anna Zhu, Ben McKittrick, Bill Forbes, Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Elena Gilbert, Elijah Mikaelson, Elizabeth Forbes, Harper, Isobel Flemming, Jenna Sommers, Jeremey Gilbert, John Gilbert, Jonas Martin, Klaus Mikaelson, Luka Martin, Maddox, Pearl Zhu, Sheila Bennett, Stefan Salvatore
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 5,690
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. Some of them aren’t even conscious. The bump in rating is due to a death that, though in keeping with canon levels of violence, it’s different when you read about it.

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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.

Personal Archive \ LiveJournal \ InsaneJournal \ Dreamwidth \ AO3 \ FF.net



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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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{Chapter 1, for those who missed it}: Personal Archive || Livejournal || Insanejournal || Dreamwidth || AO3 || FF.Net
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.

Personal Archive
eclectic_tongue
AO3
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dreamwidth
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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.

tmbreck: These things take planning. (threesomes don't just happen)
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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I love my nook, but nothing is perfect. I have a list of things that I'd love to change about my nook and I'll force you to read (or scroll past) it.
  1. Sort by author should look the same in 'My Documents' as it does in 'My B&N Library
  2. When listing by title, the nook should automatically ignore the words 'a', 'an', and 'the'.
  3. I would like a cover flow in 'My Documents' like there is in 'My B&N Library'.
  4. I would like to have the option of having a series grouped together (in order) regardless of the list being sorted by title or author.
  5. Sort by most recent should list the most recent first, not last.
  6. In general, since people who read a lot of books usually have a specific way the like them arranged, sorting should be much more customizable
  7. You should be able to rate books in the 'My Documents' section
  8. You should also be able to mark books as 'read'.


Now that I've said all that, I need to get back to re-reading A Long Fatal Love Chase because, OMG, it's fucking epic. There will be squeeage when I've read it a couple more times. I'm also thinking of re-naming my nook to Jane. Any names you people like better for a nook?
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Yes, I did get stuff done today besides read and post reviews, but I like the reviews! This time, it's the first three books in the 'Accidentally Friends' series.

The Accidental Werewolf (Accidental Friends, #1)The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While this is far from emotionally or mentally deep, it's the literary form of cotton candy. Sometimes, that's all we need. The main character is a ditz, which would get annoying in a longer story, but is cute in the comedic setting.
Accidentally Dead (Accidental Friends, #2)Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy

Where the first book in the series (The Accidental Werewolf) was quirky and cute with annoying but lovable characters, this book is annoying and boring with bitchy and unlikable characters. This is truly sad given that a lot of them are the same characters. And the love interested also comes off very bad and unlikable as well. The foul language is also something you'd expect to see from teens on a internet forum, not from a grown woman. I was hoping for at least mindless fluff, and I was sorely disappointed.

I think what annoys me even more is that they take a character who is supposed to be strong, and let her get verbally assaulted by everyone while thinking to herself that she deserves it. Seriously?

I'll still be reading this series, but mostly because I find it hard to fight the compulsion to finish a series I've started.
The Accidental Human (Accidental Friends, #3)The Accidental Human by Dakota Cassidy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book made trudging through Accidentally Dead so worth it. It was slightly less quirky and exaggerated than The Accidental Werewolf, but it was so very enjoyable and I found parts of it very very moving. It also made me like the characters again. Hopefully, the next book will continue this trend!

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I had a bit of a glut on paranormal/fantasy books the past few days. You wanna see what I read?

Cut to be considerate )
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Mark of the DemonMark of the Demon by Diana Rowland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I went into this book expecting a decent read and got better than what I expected. The main character is flawed and lonely and the author shows this without letting it overwhelming the story. What I also like is that there is some romance and sex shown in the book without it becoming the sole focus. What can I say, I prefer my paranormal with a touch of romance, not the other way around.

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Shakespeare's Landlord (A Lily Bard Mystery, #1)Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was recommended to me by a friend and I'm truly glad I read it. The main character is a strong woman who, while she has been shaped a lot by her past, is not broken by it and has found a way to cope. I really appreciated how it showed, not only told, how Lily kept people at a distance and was distrustful of the world around her. As the book progressed, I found it easier and easier to connect with Lily as she became slightly more open and started to deliberately interact more with the people around her.

One thing that struck me odd when I first read the description of the book was Lily's job. I didn't know how Harris would write her as a maid (and so much more) and not let that part of the story just fade away into the background until you began to wonder if she ever actually went to work. I've seen this happen with a lot of books. However, I was impressed with how we're not only shown Lily keeping up with her job, but how it really helps move the story along.

Another thing that I enjoyed about this book was that clues were given to who committed the murder in a way that the reader could pick up on them and possibly figure it out before Lily without making her look like an idiot. Also, I really liked a lot of the other characters in the book and I really cannot wait to start the next one!

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Monster Island: A Zombie NovelMonster Island: A Zombie Novel by David Wellington
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I ended up being really disappointed by this book. It read like two different books, one trying to be Dawn of the Dead the other Shaun of the Dead, thrown together and not blended properly. It basically reads like a rough draft that could do with some major going-over. I've seen some people hand-wave this because it's a online serialized novel. However, given that I've read some really good online serialized novels and stories so I'm not inclined to forgive some of the more glaring problems with the book.

However, I do want to give it two stars because it has some definite potential not only with the basic premise, but also with the glimmers of characterization that can be seen in places.

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"I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun."


Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I began reading this, I wasn't expecting to actually like it all that much. Given the time period it was from, I expected to hate most, if not all, of the characters. Instead, what I found was a lead character who was strong and independent without being anachronistic. I loved the language and the flow of the story itself, and can see how it has stood the test of time. It doesn't fall back on the easy crutch of people just not talking, but actually uses the character's personalities to create drama.

I've heard a lot about Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, however, what really stuck with me is the lovely relationship between Elizabeth and Jane. In the early part of the story, I only felt Elizabeth's love for Jane, and how she acted toward her saved her from being a totally arrogant and self-congratulating character.

Speaking of, I actually enjoy that Elizabeth started out that way (IMO). She was shown with this major flaw, shown to not even realize it, yet it was acknowledged (in a very loving and soft way) by Jane. It was very satisfying to witness Elizabeth's evolution, as well as the evolution of her relationship with Mr. Darcy.

While I'm very happy Elizabeth and Darcy got their happy ending, I'm also glad that there wasn't a magic 'everyone's happy' ending. I'm also glad to see that, through Charlotte and Mr. Collins, we're shown that there is more than one way for a marriage to be happy.

All in all, I get the hype and find that the book is more than worth it.

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Hi *waves*

Jul. 27th, 2010 02:59 pm
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Any of you out there on Goodreads? Feel like starting up a book club/group with me? I read a wide variety, and I'm usually open to most things.

A link to my profile on Goodreads, if anyone's interested or just wants to friend me.
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Abraham Lincoln Vampire HunterAbraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Had this book's main character been just about anyone except Lincoln, I probably would have given it 4 or 5 stars. While the way his losses and reactions to those losses as written were very moving, the story cheapens his role in freeing the slaves by making it all about vampires and not at all about the slaves themselves.

As I said, if it had been about anyone else, I probably would have adored this book.

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Squeeage

Jun. 18th, 2010 07:39 pm
tmbreck: Well, as sane as can be expected. (wicked)
So, I'm working on my layout (don't look, it's hideous right now) and I get a notification from AO3 that there's a gift-fic for me. I dropped everything to go read it, and I regret NOTHING!

Yeah, I'm all giddy now. The fic in question:
Swallowed by a Wave (Promises, Promises) [on LJ & AO3]
author: [livejournal.com profile] izzyfics
pairing: Janice Rand/Nyota Uhura
rating: FRM
summary: In which they're at a beach resort and the waves are large, the sun is warm, and Janice is impulsive.


Just to warn you, it contains one of my bullet-proof kinks. Nothing dirty ;)

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