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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!)
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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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.)
Re: <-- I want Steve/Jeff fic, dammit. - porridgebird - Jun. 5th, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
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!
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...

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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 07:18 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
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