A couple of recs! By burntcopper
, Putting The Natives At Ease
, a Narnia fic from the POV of the Pevensies' parents.
Everyone's children came back from the country changed. They were older, for a start. Some of them were wilder, some had no manners, some had been turned into country children with not a trace of London in them, complete with accent. The Tovey twins had come back well-behaved and with a strong work ethic, and wasn't that a surprise, considering the little louts they had been. The Pevensie children, though, came back...odd. It wasn't something you could put your finger on. They were polite, well-mannered to the point of cautiousness, but you always felt as though they were looking right through you, with eyes that had seen more than even the soldiers who came back hollow-eyed. Everything seemed unimportant to them, and they kept staring off into the distance, as though something was missing.
, Sun Blast Your Shadow
, which is post-"Sozin's Comet" AtLA gen, about Zuko trying to run the Fire Nation after his father's death. ZUKO. MAI. AZULA. YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FEELINGS, I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU ALL COOKIES.
In private, when it is the two of them and their bed, surrounded by curtains, and no one else can hear, Mai tells him her doubts. "We've always been proud, and now they see you bowing down to the rest of the world, and they don't understand."
"I don't bow down to the rest of the world," Zuko says. "I just treat them as equals."
Mai shrugs and says, "In their eyes, it's the same thing."
Also, I'm now all caught up on Doctor Who
! ( Spoilers for 'Cold Blod'. )
Apropos of nothing other than fannish joy, redbrickrose
and I watched a bunch of Sailor Moon on Monday, mostly from the first series. MY HEARRRRRRRRRRRRT. USAGI ILU. LUNA ILU. REI ILU. MINAKO ILU SO FUCKING MUCH. HARUKA AND MICHIRU ILU. ILU ALL, BBS. Except you, Mamoru, you suck. I suspect watching it again after years and years is going to explain so much
about me and my tastes now; even in the few episodes we watched yesterday redbrickrose
was like "yeah, I can definitely see shades of your Buffy love here". And she didn't really even meet the Outer Senshi at all.
Finally, as a heads-up, I've started doing a bit of cleanup of the LJ flist and DW circle. Probably I'll clean up and simplify my filters a lot, too. IDK, it seems I may be going through my occasional urge to lock everything down and cut the number of people who can see everything down to about ten people, or just to abandon my current journal and run off to an entirely new one. I am trying not to go to quite those extremes, however.