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Title: Sex, Lies and Newsprint: A Year of Cap/Tony Romance As Told By the Tabloids
Chapter: Part Six: Off The Wagon!
Pairing: Steve/Tony
Rating: PG
Beta: Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] kahn! Any remaining mistakes are all mine.
Warnings: This chapter discusses Tony's alcoholism. If that's uncomfortable for you, please use your discretion.
Summary: Tony Stark has started drinking again and it's obviously all Steve's fault for being such a bad boyfriend - wait, what?

This chapter is super-short and kind of sweet, possibly in order to make up for the next one which is getting super-porny. ^_^

Previous chapters can be found here: Sex, Lies and Newsprint
or go straight to chapter six.
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Question!

I'm watching season three of White Collar instead of editing the story I swore I'd work on tonight. (Yay for procrastination! Netflix streaming has made it so much easier to avoid writing!)

So - spoiler alert! I'm only on episode three, so there's not much to give away, but just in case.

Right now I'm officially not liking season three. Neal and Peter being - for all intents and purposes - enemies is not at all what I wanted from this show. Does it get better? I loved it when they were learning to trust each other and becoming friends, but this is breaking my sappy little heart. Someone tell me they end up on the same side again!
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Anyone willing to read a rough draft of a finished TMNT fic for me? There are chunks that need rewriting and/or complete destruction, so someone comfortable pointing those points out would be very, very welcome!
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My computer died on me last weekend and took my entire itunes library, all my bookmarks and everything I've written for the last six months with it, as well as all the pictures, ebooks and miscellaneous other things I've collected. I had backups of the stories - that I haven't updated since just after Christmas - but everything else is currently a loss. To say I'm discouraged would be a serious understatement.
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Peter (singsong): "Here comes the bride! All dressed in white!"
Tony: "Let's be honest with ourselves, kids. If I were a bride, there's no way I could get away with wearing white. Even I wouldn't be able to keep a straight face."
Peter: "But you're not denying that you would be the bride."
Tony: "Well, I'm certainly not throwing my back out trying to carry Steve across a threshold."
Peter: "Not two weeks ago I saw you throw him over your shoulder and jog for twelve city blocks."
Tony: "Yes, but it's amazing what you can accomplish when the paparazzi are after you."
Peter: "Those weren't paparazzi. They were HYDRA agents. With laser rifles."
Tony: "Oh. I might have overreacted a little, in that case."
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Help! I just accidentally deleted every damn message in my LJ inbox and there were prompts for a fic auction in there that I need back! I could just contact the author again but I'd be really embarrassed. Is there ANY way to undelete?
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So if you don't want to be spoiled for season six of Criminal Minds, read no further.

But.

But.

This is the season where Emily faked her death and Reid, in unrelated news, was having a really hard time because he was afraid he was going to inherit his mother's mental illness.

What if the BAU is working on some terrible case, really bloody, violent, they have to stop this guy fast and they just can't find him. And the unsub has some vague connection to Emily, like she'd taken him down before, or when she was CIA he was on her radar or something. And the whole team is having Emily feels, right?

But Reid goes home one night and Emily is in his apartment. And she tells him things about the case that, when he goes in to work the next day, are all true. She tells him she trusts him and he can't tell anyone she was ever there but she never says "Oh, by the way, I faked my death and I'm in hiding, but this guy is bad news and I can't let you get hurt."

So Reid is convinced he's just had his first hallucination. All the things Emily told him were things he COULD have intuited from the material they've collected on the unsub. It could just be a leap of intuitive logic that made him figure it out - which is what all his teammates think happened. But every time Reid sees Emily - and she pops up several times throughout the fic, because she's following the case and trying to look out for them - he just becomes more convinced that he's going crazy.

And this will totally be a Reid/Morgan fic because who else would Reid turn to if he really thought he was hallucinating? And he tells Emily one day that he told Morgan, and she's all "Okay, I understand, he can protect you better than I can." And he's like, great, my hallucination thinks I need looking after, that's very reassuring.

At some point Emily realizes what's happening to Reid and there's some big dramatic showdown where they catch the bigbad - maybe the bad guy has Morgan? Or Emily? I don't know this part yet.

AND THEN THERE ARE FEELS.

And Reid and Derek totally hook up. And Emily is all "I technically got them together, you know." And Hotch is like, "It doesn't count as matchmaking when you convince one of them that they're insane."
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I like making book recs, all right? I DO THIS FOR A LIVING, YOU KNOW.

Only in real life I wear pretty clothes and rarely shriek at anyone in capslock, but whatever. Close enough.

If you liked The Hunger Games, check out Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth.

I'm also fond of The Wizard Hunters by Martha Wells. It's the first in a trilogy and sequel to a novel called Death of the Necromancer, which is also quite good, but not necessary to understand this one.

Also, there's the brilliant and funny and sad The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. There's a sequel which ends on a huge cliffhanger, and there's no telling when or if the third book is coming out, so fair warning. But the first one stands alone very well and is fucking awesome.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is incredible and epic and the first in a trilogy. The sequel is out and I will offer up my non-existent firstborn if it gets me the third one any faster.

Also:

Feed by Mira Grant - really good zombie novel, first in a series, you WILL spend the entire book going "Did the author MEAN to make this so incesty?" so fair warning if that squicks you. But the world-building is awesome and besides the zombies there's lots of politics and backstabbing and underdogs proving themselves. The series is complete, so if you like it there's no waiting for the next one.
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry - a teen novel set in a post-zombie-apocalypse that I found to be really interesting.
Zombies VS Unicorns by Holly Black - an anthology that's exactly what it sounds like. I was really surprised by the quality of the stories - usually in an anthology you like as many stories as you dislike, but there were only one or two here that I didn't love.
Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith - it's a western about two brothers who have an angsty backstory and no one but each other to turn to and one of them is brilliant but uneducated and they accidentally become detectives mostly by virtue of just being smart enough to pay attention. These books are so much fun, I've read them each a half-dozen times. Gustav is suck a Holmes fanboy that it's adorable.
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson - This is his first novel and it's still my favorite. Really good, beautifully-written fantasy novel with a unique world and fully-fleshed out characters. I LOVE SARENE SO HARD. SHE IS AMAZING.
Mind Storm by KA Ruiz - It's like if the X-Men lived in a post-apocalyptic dystopia and also were slightly less angsty and slightly more kickass.
The Stepsister Scheme - the first in a series of fairy-tale-inspired fantasy novels in which Cinderella, having finally gotten her happy ending, must rescue her prince when he's abducted by her stepsisters. Snow White and Sleeping Beauty have her back.
Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane - It's like if someone wrote a Ghostbusters fanfic set in the not-too-distant future only not. The main character is so fucked up, and you know it, and she knows it and the author manages to write Chess as an addict who is still a good person and just can't get herself free of her demons. Also there are ghosts and magic and conspiracies and some really well-written fight scenes.

It occurs to me that if I don't stop now I'll just go forever. So. ^_^ Yeah. These are all good.

eta: SO I have no idea why I said Wizard Hunters was based on Death of a Necromancer. I meant to say it was the sequel. I should not post when tired and hungry.
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Title: Sex, Lies and Newsprint: A Year of Cap/Tony Romance As Told By the Tabloids
Chapter: Part Five: Dangerous Love
Pairing: Steve/Tony
Rating: PG
Beta: Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] amaronith, [livejournal.com profile] isiscaughey and [livejournal.com profile] kahn! Any remaining mistakes are all mine.
Warnings: This fic mentions (but does not in any way depict or actually contain) non-descriptive acts of domestic violence.
Summary: Steve Rogers is a violent man with anger control issues and obviously Tony is in over his head. Wait, what?

Seriously, every time I come up with a title for one of these tabloid fics, I feel like I'm writing a Sweet Valley High book. In fact, I'm 90% certain Dangerous Love actually was one.

Previous chapters can be found here: Sex, Lies and Newsprint on AO3
or skip straight to the new one: Chapter Five.
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Is anyone willing to read something for me? It's Cap/Tony, the next part of the Newsprint series. I don't need a serious beta (feel free to disagree with me on that! ^_^) but I want a second opinion. If anyone's willing to give it a quick once-over, let me know? I'm not in a rush to post, so I don't need it back right away or anything.
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So has anyone seen The Eagle? Is it any good? All I know about it is that there is apparently a book as well, but I saw this music video (possible spoilers?) and it looks really good. Worth renting?

In other news, I have been awake fourteen hours and have accomplished almost nothing today. I did two loads of laundry, a load of dishes and I cleaned the kitchen sink. That sounds like more than it is, especially when you consider that I did all of that between 6:30 and 8 this morning. Also, I made [livejournal.com profile] kahn pancakes. I haven't even gone outside today, I feel super lazy.

Oh! But the Home Depot guys came and installed the new screen door! I am totally into this door. It has a screen and a lock and is awesome! We can leave the front door open for light or a cross-breeze! (Look, I'm old. This is what old people get excited over. Home improvement, getting clothes for Christmas and Steve/Tony fanart.)

But seriously, one of you must have seen The Eagle. Verdict?
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A while back (like, years), someone who shall not be named (it was totally [livejournal.com profile] lady_flamewing requested an epilogue to The Longest Winter in which several things were to happen. I never wrote that. I did write a picnic scene where Yuusuke is a dork and takes the piss out of Kuwabara. It never really went anywhere and I'm forced to admit it probably never will. I'm mostly posting it just so I can publicly admit that I never finish anything and suck.

I always thought picnics were romantic. I obviously had no idea. )
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So I followed a link to this really cool website called Nostalgia Chick and-

OH GOD IT'S THREE IN THE MORNING HELP ME HELP ME OH GOD I CAN'T STOP WATCHING
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"Where are we going?" he asked, slouching down in his seat and pulling out his phone. There's time for Angry Birds (Tony's trying to convince the developers to put in a little brown one that wears purple pants and turns into a giant green one that smashes things when you tap the screen, but they seem to feel that would be crossing a line somehow).

Tony likes World of Goo better because, hi, physics engine. Pepper deleted it off his phone when she caught him forming the goo piles into obscene shapes during board meetings.
onemuseleft: (captonyboyfriend)
Title: Sex, Lies and Newsprint: A Year of Cap/Tony Romance as Told By the Tabloids
Universe: Marvel Adventures
Pairing: Steve/Tony
Warnings: None
Summary: Captain America is riding motorcycles, wearing leather and punching people. Obviously he's under the bad influence of Tony Stark because we all know Captain America would never have done any of those things on his own! Wait, what?

Previous chapters can be found here: Sex Lies and Newsprint

He's a Bad, Bad Influence )
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I was going to write (well, I was going to pretend that I was going to write) a review of The Avengers but instead I'll just recap the enthusiastic rambling I babbled at [livejournal.com profile] isiscaughey this morning after I woke up.

Sort, non-spoilery version: I loved the hell out of it.

Longer, rambly version:

Here There Be Spoilers )
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Shit just got avenged.
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Can't post. Avenging.
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I'm trying to finish the next chapter of The Engagement but I keep getting distracted by an Avengers/Hunger Games AU that keeps eating my brain. It is not helping!

I have been avoiding fandom lately, so sorry I haven't been commenting or posting much. I tend to avoid fandom when I can't write. If anything awesome has happened lately, let me know! I'll be trying to catch up and go back through the stuff I missed.

How many days until May 4th?
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It has been a month. Not a bad month, necessarily. But it's definitely been a month.

I could use a few extra bucks here and there and I've been toying with the idea of applying to one of those websites that hires shmucks like me to write articles and pamphlets and such. I don't know if that's at all practical, or how hard it is to get signed on with something like that, but I should probably check it out.

In other news, Steve and Tony are buying sheets and possibly breaking up in the housewares section of Sears. I should really be more productive than this.

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