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    Have you been ever been tempted to read a Vorkosiverse fanfic novel, but did not feel comfortable committing yourself to such a long fanfic? Did you wish you could read reviews first? Then this is for you - a set of reviews of Vorkosiverse fanfics.

    Or maybe you've already read them all, and are curious how someone else reacts to them. Then this is also for you!

    Most Recent Review: What Passing Bells by lightgetsin and sahiya

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    Both of Lex’s parents are abusive towards him. Yes, both Lillian and Lionel. It’s canon.

    This is not a cheery subject, and not a fic, so if you’re not up for it, don’t read it, ‘kay? This is the only warning you'll get.

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    I started watching Broadchurch, and inevitably started writing meta about it. ALL of these little meta pieces contain spoilers for all of Season 1 and they occasionally mention season 2. I wouldn't go any further unless you've seen all of season 1. SPOILERS. SPOILERS. SPOILERS. There. I have warned you.

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    Ranting about the perfection that is Emotional Roadshow. It does contain some spoilers for the show, but it's mostly just quirky things that happened.

    Feel free to ignore this, but also feel free to, you know, not ignore it.

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    An analysis of Erik Larson's book 'The Devil in the White City,' written for an AP English class.

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    A Compilation of essays giving advice on topics like editing, typical mistakes we find in our writing, research and more.

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    My perspective as a long time Avengers slash writer.

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    Some meta I wrote last year about how I write magic in the universe of Harry Potter. Not fanfic! Just all headcanon.

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    An expansive collection of academic and fan work theorizing and exemplifying the connections between gender, sexuality, and fandom in a wide variety of formats. The collection includes a book list and links to news articles, scholarly essays, podcasts, fan meta and numerous fan works, among other relevant material.

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    Carolyn Knapp-Shappey and the art of war.

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    How friendship and loyalty helped the Fellowship of the Ring in The Lord of the Rings to win the War of the Ring.

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    I am NOT a military historian, but a few things leaped out at me as I finally got my hands on the Fall of Gondolin. The first of which: "Ilfiniol, the narrator, has no idea what happened in at least half of the city."

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    Once she took me to a prom-themed drag show and brought me home to her apartment, where she'd left orange rose petals in a trail to the bed. I never went to prom, but she gave me the next best thing.

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    My blog page devoted to commentary on Annie on My Mind; the LGBT and YA issues in the book; and Liza and Annie's relationship - as well as the other Annie fanfics from this site.

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    Tad O’Malley is the terminal symptom of something that was a longstanding problem with Chris Carter’s writing of show mythology. And behind the cut tag, I will talk about why he should actually be the poster child for everything that is wrong with this revival.

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    What’s under this cut tag is going to be extremely negative. EXTREMELY. This episode pushed a LOT of buttons for me relating to the atrocities my own government committed during the two George W. Bush administrations. I’m just warning you now. Apart from the Mulder/Scully bookends, I found almost none of this episode tasty; and indeed, I was unable to completely rinse the smell of the putrid case plot out of the ship stuff in which it was wrapped. These layers interpenetrate, in “Babylon,” in most unfortunate ways. But before I crawl into my negativity den, let me just say: we were warned. We should have seen this coming. As far as the X-Files’ treatment of people of color and non-Christian religions, this is more or less what the X-Files was like. It seems worse to most of us now for two reasons. One: Chris Carter has lost his mind. I mean more than usually, in this episode. Two: most of us have learned a lot since the 1990s, whereas Chris Carter has not learned a God damn thing.

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    I’m sure it’s partly my own frustration with Chris Carter that is driving this reading; but honestly, to me, so far, this whole Season 10 seems like a kind of group intervention in which some of the best writers who ever worked on this show sit Chris Carter down and tell him, “Look, Chris. You’ve hit bottom. Things are gonna have to change.” Because if this is an episode about treating people like trash, about taking responsibility for what you’ve made, about the futility of hiding problems and thinking that as long as they’re out of sight that makes it OK…by those standards, is this episode not actually calling out Chris Carter’s handling of the William storyline as a crime in and of itself?

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    So, you want to write a Fangan Ronpa? Or maybe you've already written one. Maybe you're somewhere in between! Either way, I learned a few things from my writing my own, and here I hope to share some of what I learned.

    Be sure to read the comments for some good discussions!

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    The argument “Were-Monster” is making about The X-Files is a bit revisionist, but refreshing nonetheless. Thanks to Chris fucking Carter, watching The X-Files replicates modernity’s loss of faith in transcendent meaning. We follow the mythology episodes, we wait and wait for the signs and omens to resolve themselves into something coherent which will give our experience meaning, but in the end that promise of revelation turns out to be nothing but a cruel hoax. You want hope?, says “Were-Monster.” You want zest for life? You want a reason to live? Forget secret scripture and grand narratives. Come to the Monster Of the Weeks. We’ll take care of you.

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    “Founder’s Mutation” appears to be a deliberate attempt to puncture some of the most damaging and infuriating aspects of Chris Carter’s treatment of both sexuality and reproduction. And that it is partly because Wong is taking a few jabs at his own Founder (i.e., Carter) with “the devil’s pitchfork” that “Founder’s Mutation” is exactly what we all wanted this revival to be: just like the old X-Files, only better.

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