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Despite not collecting Astonishing X-Men (apart from owning number 1) it was practically a given that I would be purchasing number 51. Aside from just general Northstar love ("I am GAY!"- trufax quote) my purchasing it was guarenteed for two major reasons, the first being the irrational collector desire to not miss out. I don't spend half my time watching the auctions for Incredible Hulk #181 ticking up to £500.00 without sighs of regret that I was not even alive in the 70s. Honest. Okay yes I do and damn it I was not missing out on this one! The second is of course my passionate love of all things gay. I listened to the first gay sex scene in The Archers with open mouthed adoration, despite not regularly caring about either I watched a week of Coronation Street just to see the first gay kiss (disappointing) and tuned in to The Archers at Uni just to hear the First Gay Wedding. It kind of had to be.

...time for the small, petty, disappointed ramble, because although the story is lovely...I was a bit deflated:

SPOILER AND IMAGE HEAVY CUT )
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The current readings for my module made me a little introspective over dinner Cut for Quazi Philosophical Ramblings I don't entirely understand myself )


In other news apparently someone in Warsaw tried to hack my facebook account today. Considering its sum total is links to Awesome Fan Videos like this one and pictures of the family pets and landscapes I can't conceive what they could possibly hope to gain from it. There's sod all on there of interest really.
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As I continue to work on the Archive of Our Own Fic meme designed by [personal profile] ruuger one of the parts is to:

"Make a rec post in your journal with all the good fic you found while doing this meme, and then maybe link that post to the comments here so that others can enjoy the recs as well "


So here we go. (cuts for length)

Fandom: Harry Potter )

Fandom: BBC!Sherlock )

Fandom:LoTR )

Fandom:X-Men First Class )

So there are my recs so far. They are all brilliant, fantastic, wonderful, interesting, fascinating and fun so do go and read & comment/give kudos!
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Wow! Just...wow! I've had three fics on Archive of Our Own for barely a couple of days and I've had Kudos, a comment and probably more hits than my blog has ever known. Amazing. Thank you so much anyone who snuck on there to stroke my ego. It's all very exciting. I'm not used to feeling like anyone's reading!

Very tiring day. It's Mum and Prawn's birthday tomorrow, and also my last day in work this week (I booked some leave to do stuff with Mum etc) but I've got A LOT OF SHIT TO DO before I can make my escape tomorrow- and I have to go on time because we're going out for a meal and it doesn't behoove the one footing the bill to be late, I'm pretty sure there's a rule about that somewhere. Lol.

X-Men:First Class fic is slowly devouring my life. But I like it. It's just so delightful to see good X-Men fanfiction (and yes, I can be shallow, Xavier/Magneto slash is FTW. Although, honestly? It always was. They were practically template Dumbledore/Grindelwald in subtext alone. Even when Magneto's batshit insane and has his own (equally batshit, by the way, Marvel I do hate your space-love) asteroid and pulls the adamantium from Wolverine's bones through his pores (OOOWWW! But awesome!) he's still pretty damn groovy (ahahahah).

No idea what's going on in the real world. I'm going to go read the paper now to try and find out and also to write Prawn's card out.
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Awesomely chilled-out day today. I didn't go out shopping (huzzah!) instead rebelled by staying home, taking the opportunity to wrap mum's birthday present and hoover through the house.

I also may have killed the vacuum cleaner in the process. But I will insist that all I did was turn it on- the fact that two seconds later there was the smell of burning plastic and the room was full of smoke is DEFINITELY not my fault. So there.

I also received my invitation for my account on Archive of Our Own. You can find me there as, ever, your localfreak. I've only put three stories up so far- two that are already posted on my List of Fanfiction on my blog and one I hadn't got around to posting yet. All of them have been tidied up a bit since, too, with any belated errors fixed etc.

It's all part of my drive to be at least marginally more active in making friends online. It just seems ridiculous that I've been in fandom for over ten years and yet I still suck quite so much at making (and keeping) friends. I'm trying to be a bit more sociable.

I chose Archive Of Our own only after several months contemplation. It may not be the biggest or most popular, but it has a lot going for it. I like the large font (even if, when worried about people reading over your shoulder, it can sometimes seem Rather Too Large), and I rather likethe tagging system that makes crossovers so easy to find, and the fact you can filter by wordcount > is just quite awesomely useful. I weighed up the pros and cons against other fic archive sites I use, and really it just wins hands down.

So yes.

I did mean, after sorting all of that, to get back to my editing software and put some hours in on the video I'm making. But I may, perhaps, have got distracted once again by awesome X-Men fanfic. If I have anything to thank X-Men: First Class for (apart from being adorably awesome) it is that since people have started to produce good X-Men fic. When I first got into fandom there were perhaps three non-crack X-Men fics that were any good that I could find. The rest was mis-spelled, stomach churning, or just didn't appeal to me in anyway. (There are only so many times Gambit can be turned into a woobie helpless pwincess before you start to cringe inside.)

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