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    For as long as I can remember, the threat of storms has loomed over my head. The notion that everything you love and hold dear could be blown away in one night, sucked up and tossed about by a swirling funnel of destruction, is familiar to me.

     

    Occupational hazard of living in Oklahoma, I suppose.

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    At this point, more than 100 posts in, I do think it only fair to rewrite this intro. This is a whopping big heap of meta posts, dealing primarily with *Sherlock*, though heaven knows a lot of other literature and art wanders through. The writing quality and style varies from fairly good pseudo-academic to outright fangirl squee. If it's worth reading at all, it's worth reading because it's fun watching someone who really does care how art works go hunting for the engines that drive the show, and to guess at the hidden and not-so-hidden details that may shape the future of the show.

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    Of all these little meta digressions, this is more truly an essay and piece of lit-crit. I had a chunk of last night and this morning to think about the structure and nature of how a story is told, and what your perception of the story does to your choices of through-lines. This is a lit-crit essay focusing on *Sherlock*, and using Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie as paradigmatic examples of two different approaches to the development of narrative spines and through-lines. Meta. Essay. Lit-crit. Analysis. Dry. Somewhat academic. Consider yourselves thoroughly warned. My inner honor student shineth forth.

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    An essay looking at the evolution of transgender and gender identity-based rights in Canada.

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    Just a short essay I wrote on the historical use of chemical castration and its effects on people.

    Sorry, I just really like essays lately?

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    For one of my college courses we had to take two media representations of torture and compare them. For me I chose two of my favourite things, Hook, featuring Robin Williams, and Star Trek; The Next Generation.

    They have very different representations and I thought that was pretty interesting. I thought this whole thing was interesting. I'm sorry if its not. >.>

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    A look at why slash is appealing to so many of us.

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    I wish I could pinpoint the moment the people decided my virtues had turned to vices.

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    I personally find the fandom to be a judgement free zone and yet it's easier finding a needle in a haystack then it is finding a fic that portray's John Winchester as a Good Person...I hope that trend changes because it is so played out...12 years later you still see John as ''bad guy" if this does not change your persective of John nothing will.

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    There comes a time in history where a name is forgotten.

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    This is an essay using RWBY as an example of the difference between character-driven and plot-driven stories.

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    "Whadaya want me to do?"

    "Just...stick around? I'm bored. I got some games I need another person to play with, and my sister's not home. And...and, y'know, if I get hungry you can run over to the kitchen to get a snack for me. Stuff like that. You'd be like...like my personal manservant or something, for the day."

    Steve looks troubled.

    "I'll still pay you the five bucks," Bucky says, with a cheeky grin. "Please, it's so boring being laid up."

    Steve looks even more troubled; he glances at the other houses lining the street, and Bucky can tell he's calculating the likelihood that anyone else would take him up on his offer of janitorial services. A gust of wind blows by, coating Bucky's face with cold; he sees Steve shiver and, unconsciously, fold his arms across his chest.

    "Goin' once, goin' twice..."

    In which Steve and Bucky come from wildly different worlds, but share the same soul nonetheless.

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    “A thin line separates a fool from an idiot. On one end of the line lies the fool and on the other, the idiot. Snap the line, then who’s the fool and who’s the idiot? That’s the million dollar question.”

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    There's a sort of lightness about being alone.

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    In Hamiltots, Hamilton writes a guide for Eliza, filled with instructions on how to deal with him. This is my personal headcanon about what was inside. WIP

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    Gods help me, this is NOT a piece of fan fiction. This is a historical essay/novella about the actual life of Toshizo Hijikata, the rise and the fall of the Shinsengumi, the Boshin War, and the end of Edo Japan. I tried to tell the tale as accurately and interestingly as I could, so if you're curious to know what REALLY happened with the Shinsengumi and you're in the mood for some good ol' historical blabber, welcome aboard!

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    Originally written for FemHype. I love the Fallout games but I hadn't played them in a while, and after the 2016 election, I wasn’t sure if I could deal with returning to them, now that the possibility of nuclear war was a little too real again. A friend encouraged me to get back into them anyway, and I discovered that the world presented in these games struck me as paradoxically hopeful, in exactly the same way it always had before I thought it had any potential to reflect the future.

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    A reproduction of the set of instructions Commanders could have received for the Ceremony from Gilead's government when they first got a Handmaid.

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    Do you ever start something you wish you hadn't? Well, then you have something in common with both Katie Sugden and myself, because here, my friends, here is my magnum opus: the definitive guide to the dark times.

    Originally intended to be a simple list on tumblr, but has managed to spiral into an unintelligible word dump of feelings thinly veiling the fact that is just an overly verbose recap of the entire storyline and really, you should all just do a rewatch instead.

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    Emily writes a paper for school, about the Chicago Massacre of 2115.

    The prologue of Behind the Gloves is here - please read!

    Part 1 of Emily's story is here. Part 2 is here.

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    My compare and contrast paper on Introverts and extroverts.

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