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I am grumpy and crabby today like gangbusters. We have had straight-line winds gusting up to 45 mph here for THREE GORRAM days, and it is taking its toll, I have to say. For any newcomers, WIND IS MY ENEMY. Do you know how challenging it is to have a nemesis be something as elusive as wind? You can't fight back! I'm like Superman strapped to a Kryptonite raft, here. *cries* I spent all last night clenched, listening to the howling and stressing about my less-than-one-year-old saplings. One of my turbines blew off the roof yesterday, and I don't know how the hell to put that back on. (The Mr. doesn't get home until tomorrow, and there is a slight chance for rain [I hope I hope! Wait, No! No!] tonight.)

In other words: AUGH. My shoulders are up around my ears, my back is in knots, and I'm hungry. Truly, life hates me today. HATE I tells ya.

But things of the good: I just ordered a laptop so that I can be mobile with my computering, instead of strapped to this desk, because I do not like sitting inside if I can help it. Obviously that doesn't count TODAY since EVIL IS A'FOOT. Or... A'WIND. A'Nimbus? A'jet stream'd? But my laptop is very pretty and will pack a wallop, and the optical mouse has a cool design on it, and that is a break of sunshine through the dark, heat- and hate-filled clouds, woe.

I say all of this, dear flisters, because I need your help. I NEED GOOD FIREFLY FIC. Yes, I finally watched the series (I have not seen Serenity, so no spoilers, please!) and require your recommendations for excellent story-telling in that world. I'll try just about anything except River/Simon, because ew. Not to mention that Summer Glau bugs the shit out of me. (My hope is that her character will actually DO something in the movie. I know, that's the curse of a show being canceled before its prime.) Um, I have a major yen for anything involving Mal. Jayne would be good. As well as Inara. Or Kaylee. Or Simon. (Not Book. Just... it's Ron Glass. He was on 227 with Jackee, for starters. I do a killer Jackee impression, by the way.) River I'm "eh" about. I'm thinking there's a lot of bad fic with her saying random things like there is for Drusilla, you know?

Anyhoodle: fic recs of gen, het, slash, meta variety. My only requirement is that they are GOOD. No, make that the highest quality. I'll make you a smoothie?

I am going to seek out food, aspirin, a muscle relaxer, and close all the blinds so I don't have to see all the damage. :( And I would like my own temp!Ryan to crush aspirin into some pudding for me to cure my "fussy" behavior. Oooh, an Office marathon today! *strokes chin*

PS: Jack Davenport will be on my TV tonight (CBS, 9/10pm) as a swinger. I'm sure the show will suck - hopefully not forever, because JACK! He gets naked on EVERY SHOW HE'S IN! So there's my silver lining to today. Mmmm, The Commodore, aka Steve, aka Miles, aka get in my bedroom.



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Jun. 5th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
Oh! Did you like Firefly? You MUST see Serenity. Summer bugs you? Really? The character of SImon bugged before I met Sean in purpose. Total sweetie with a toothpaste ad smile!

I'll take your wind if you'll take the humidity that is in my forecast up here for the next few days. My hair will be FRIZZ city I tell you. Afro-style and I do not look good with an afro.
Jun. 5th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
DId I like it? Well, I'm thinking I wouldn't ask for fic recs if I didn't! :D I plan on seeing Serenity, there's just only so much time in a day, and I can't spend the Lion's Share in a chair, is all.

Uh... you might want to rethink the offer to swap. There are downed trees and power lines all over the city here. It's bad. (And I don't mind the humidity as long as you don't have 100+ degrees along with it!)
Jun. 5th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Hee! I don't have fic recs for you sadly. But there are or were at least a lot of good ones out there. Mostly Mal/insert character name here...

Oh the wind is THAT bad huh? *cringes* It's supposed to be in the 30s here the next few days...celsius of course, thats around 100+ F I believe...
Jun. 5th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
I'll try just about anything except River/Simon

How about a Mal/Serenity drabble?

Love Keeps Her In The Air

”Yeah, you like that? Oh baby...”

Kaylee frowned as she found Mal hunched over a turbine in the engine room. “Cap’n? You OK?”

“Kaylee!" Mal spun around, wrapping his coat in front of himself. "Sure. Just... admirin’ your work. Serenity's lucky to have you.”

“Thank you!” Kaylee beamed. “I know how much you love her, so -”

“I don’t... I mean, uh, sure. Platonically.“

“Only I wouldn’t touch that turbine right now; I just lubed up the exhaust ports, and that stuff will burn your skin right off once it sets... You sure you’re OK? You’re lookin’ a mite pale.”
Jun. 5th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)

You're Lex Luthor's girlfriend helping me get out of the kryptonite necklace, you are.

In conclusion: AHAHAHAHA!!
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
If I hadn't just seen a woman actually making out with a fairground ride on TV last night, I'd be laughing my head off. (She also loved the Twin Towers, and a bit of a banister that she called Lou. I *swear* I'm not making this up. There was also a woman who'd married the Eiffel Tower - she went back a year later to 'consummate the marriage...' And that was when I ran out of the room and went to bed! Oh and she really liked fences!)
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
There's a woman that is married to the Berlin Wall. AND CALLS HERSELF A WIDOW NOW because, you know, it was torn down.

What was the show you watched? That could make me very happy...

Awww, your Kaylee icon! <3
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, she was there too - she's Swedish, and one of the other women went to visit her (them being good friends, and other woman now also having a relationship going on with the wall in question. But they're happy to share!).

It was kinda sad though, because they had ended up that way because of various horrible childhood traumas (and objects can't hurt you!). Still freaked me out though. (Woman sitting on fence talking about how she loves it's shape... TMI! *bleaches brain*)

Btw, Firefly is made of awesome and I'm v. pleased you like it! Don't have any recs though, sorry, it's been forever since I read FF fic (and I'm rushed off my feet today).
Jun. 5th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Wait, what?? What is JackDav in that he'll be on TV tonight?
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
SWINGTOWN! On CBS, 9 central, 10 Eastern
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
Stoney I am still grumpy today too, so I will keep you company.

*slumps agst you*

Here is my favourite Firefly fic: Like Describing the Alphabet, by Mosca (Mal/Jayne, NC-17, long, excellent).
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
OoooooOOoooh, Pique. You've almost brought tears to my eyes. That is EXACTLY the kind of fic I need today!! <3 <3 <3

I say we skip out of everything and do something indulgent. Like nothing. A whole lot of nothing where people bring us things and make sure we're happy. And it's in a place where there is NO WIND.
Jun. 13th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
turnonmyheels told me that this comment was here and I was all, ooh, hidden feedback. And thank you.
Jun. 13th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
I couldn't get the reply thingy on your website to work, so I'm PLEASED AS PUNCH that you came here! I *loved* that story. I loved that they were MEN. They sounded, moved, and acted just like the Joss-created characters.

LOVED it. Thank you!
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
I have read very little Firefly fic, but I do know that unfitforsociety, the reccing journal of musesfool has tons of Firefly fic tagged and I think she has excellent taste. There's probably a lot that spoil the movie though, so you may want to watch the movie first.

Did you know I had an epic Mal/Buffy fic mapped out but, since it was epic. . .

I am reading Missionary Porn today! Mmmmmmm.

Also, something to cheer you up-- Buster is going to be a recurring character on Chuck next season. Yay!
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
Also? Didn't really like the River character either- though the movie helped that a lot. I am usually not interested in River fic at all (particularly paired with Jayne, which seemed to be a big ship at one point), but I did read a good River/Dawn crossover that I liked. I'll see if I can find it to rec.
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I quite like her recs, so that's a TERRIFIC place for me to start, THANK YOU MY LOVE, MY MAREN. <3 <3

Whoa. I would totally read that, too, and I don't usually like crossovers.

I wondered if Chuck's new boss would be Buster!! THAT IS VERY EXCITING. (I hope the porn doesn't disappoint. I'm hoping to work more on that today, too.)

I'm glad to hear the movie helps River be more interesting/likeable. I mean, that character is BUILT to be fascinating, but I can't decide if the writers weren't able to do enough with her, or if it's the weird Pug-face on Summer Glau. (Man, I'm bitchy today. Eh.)

RIVER/JAYNE? That's disturbing. And... really not in character for Jayne, imo. He couldn't stand her. Huh.
Jun. 5th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
JackDav doing an entire series with an American accent... it's a crime. Why don't they give him contact lenses to hide his beautiful green eyes too? Better yet, just put a bag over his head. grumble@#%@#$@##grumble

Okay, seeing Nekkid!Jack (that chest! *swoon*) will help ease the pain. And hopefully this series will lead to something even better for him.
Jun. 5th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
<-- I want Steve/Jeff fic, dammit.
I wish they would let him be an Englishman in this show!!! Gargh. But the rumble-quality of his voice will still be there, and so? I WILL WATCH.

I hope the series leads to good things. (I hope the series turns out to be better than the last review I read. Augh.)
Jun. 5th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
Re: <-- I want Steve/Jeff fic, dammit.
However bad it is, he will shine through!
Jun. 5th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
Aaagh! Wind! It's all blowy (though not near as bad as your neck of the woods) and smoky (we're getting smoke up from Mexico again) and throwing grit around here. Add in near hundred degree temperature and high humidity and I am joining you on the grumpy pants train.

Swingtown looks awful, but I'm totally watching it tonight!
Jun. 5th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Ooooooooh, Firefly!

I do so love. Yay, for watching! I adore Book, and most particularly, i adore how Book and Jayne got to be friends. The best!

Hrmmmmmmm...lemme see what i've got...


This one and its sequel were kind of angsty, so be warned...


As far as i can tell, none are post-Serenity, but read the headers just in case i missed something...
Jun. 5th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Okay, massive self-pimp here but I've written several stories in this verse including: Ma Cobb's thoughts while knitting that hat (A Close Knit Family; Kaylee goes home for a visit Comfort and Bribery:The Many Uses of Pie and my four part Inara story post series pre-movie House and Home part one
There's a few Mal misadventures and a River introspectice one, insanity is fun!
Jun. 5th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, good! I'll be sure to check those out, thank you!! That knitting one sounds awesome!
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Jun. 5th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
I have recs. However, I don't have them sorted pre- or post- movie. However, you can probably tell from headers if they are.

I should also mention that I have fic too of various qualities. And some Jayne/Vera...

Edited at 2008-06-05 05:28 pm (UTC)
Jun. 5th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
JAYNE/VERA!!!! Oh, that's totally going on my reading list.

And thank you for the recs!
Jun. 5th, 2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
Try tesla321 for funny firefly...she has the voices perfectly...
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Jun. 5th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Jun. 5th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
Right with you on the anti-wind battle. Don't send yours over here, ok? *shakes tiny impotent fist at jet stream*

Also with you on Firefly. I wish deeply it had at least had a chance to fulfill its potential (do watch Serenity - a real glimpse of how the series might have gone. But just not as meaty as I think the TV series would have been). Other Jossverse series are potential tragedies, at least for Buffy or Angel, but this whole 'verse is a tragedy, and it feels more adult. It's so complete too, in thinking through the politics, the planets etc. And the gorram language is catching, as you've doubtless spotted. Herself_nyc has a couple of BtVS/Firefly crossovers you can now fully enjoy, btw. Makd does Firefly among all her other amazing recs.

Good luck with the laptop. I love mine, but they betray me about 18-monthly by dying horribly out of the blue. Backup is your friend.
Jun. 5th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
Stoney! This is UNACCEPTABLE. The forces of nature must cease immediately. *glares at sky*

I haven't read much Firefly fic, but wesleysgirl has a great crossover fic of Angel and Spike on Serenity. Unfortunately it's a WIP, so still unfinished. But she does update it every now and then.

Just checked her LJ: She also has some Firefly fics and recs. Check out her tag sidebar on the right.

P.S. In the movie? River totally rocks. Just sayin'. *g*
Jun. 6th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
I have a firefly fic but it does contain spoilers for Serenity only in the events one suposes happens between the series and the movie
Four Times Inara Could Have Had Mal On His Knees But Didn't and The One Time She Did Rated R Mal/Inara
Jun. 6th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
Firefly/Serenity owns my soul. Summer Glau owns my crotch. Just saying is all. Have no recs for you, unfortunately, just wanted to tell you that any other series/movie with Nathan Fillian or Alan Tudyk is worth the watch, regardless of what it is, but anything else with Summer Glau should be avoided at all costs (if you've seen Mammoth, you'll understand why).
Jun. 6th, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)
I have recs! I have lots of recs! I've spent two months compiling a list of my top 100 favorite fics ever, so LOTS AND LOTS OF RECS. I'm pretty sure they're pre-movie, but I dun quite remember. :-/ I'm sure the headers will say, though.

Water in One Hand by ana_grrl. Mal/Simon, longish and INCREDIBLY sad. I cried.

Teach Me To Hear The Mermaids Singing by Victoria P. Mal/River, which is NOT--I repeat, not--a pairing I ever thought I'd like at all, but it's done so, so, SO incredibly well here that they're almost my OTP. This one, I definitely remember as being post-Big Damn Movie, though, so save it for later!

With Their Eyelids Shut by voleuse. A short, but sweet, Wash/Zoe. Explores their relationship leading up to their wedding night in a series of tiny vignettes.

Divergence by Ana. AU vignettes for each character, if they'd chosen different paths (or had different outcomes) than the ones they did in the series. Kind of depressing, and it has its ups and downs, but the Wash vignette is an absolute MUST-READ.

Lex Talionis by Tara O'Shea. This one is a long piece that alternately makes me smile and sob. It's one of the most frequently recced stories in the fandom, and for good reason. Great characterization, a good solid storyline and a lot of stuff that'll tug at your heartstrings. Warning, though: deals with rape. Realistically, but...painfully.

Never Home by igeria. This is a really odd look at a potential backstory for Inara, but the way the device is used to examine the interpersonal relationships and general characterizations of everybody on Serenity makes it amazing. Inara's thoughts on Mal here make me smile and make me sad. My only real complaint with it is that I wish it was about ten times longer.

The Living by inlovewithnight. This was the very, very first "Firefly" fic I ever read. It's mostly gen, with referneces to possible Mal/Jayne and a sort of implied Jayne/River, but...not really. It's hard to explain. It's just dark as hell and really good.

The rest of my faves have Simon/River or just River, so I'll just leave 'em out for now. :-) Though quick note, while you're looking through all these recs people are leaving you: if you happen to come upon this one Mal/Kaylee where Mal finds Kaylee crying on Serenity on her first day because no one remembered to assign her a room, and she was too scared to ask, for the love of God, POST THE LINK. I loved that one and I've been looking for it for AGES.

Oh, and a quick self-pimp: I've written "Firefly" twice. Both times were post-"Serenity," though, and, me being me, I don't think they're very good, but if you wanna look at 'em after you've seen the movie, they're under my "firefly" tag on my LJ.

Have fun!
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