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  1. Rec 1

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    Barbara buys the art gallery with what's left of her parents' money.

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    29 Dec 2014

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    Short, smart, gorgeous portrait of Barbara finding inspiration and revitalization in the art gallery she opens after rehab.

  2. Rec 4

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    Go Toronto Argos go go go
    Pull together fight the foe foe foe
    Scoring touchdowns for the blue on blue
    The Argos will win for you!

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    24 Dec 2014

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    Okay so it's really hard to describe this piece if you don't know the truly surreal incredibly long football RPF (sort-of) narrative it's based on, which is half performance art, half a zany parody of every bad Canadian stereotype ever, and also football. But you don't need to know about any of that to enjoy this piece, which perfectly matches the tone and style of the original, and also has fantastic comedic moments featuring Tebow and football names like Doug Flutie. Oh, and hilarious bad Paint drawings.

    Also, this:

    "They're amazing guys," Tim says, his heart sinking. Just when things were starting to work, starting to click, they were going to take it away.

    "They sure are," says a new voice from behind him, and it's not so much a voice as a chorus of angels, a trumpet and a revelation and Tim is almost certain that when he turns around, he will meet the son of God.

    "Hey," says the man, the smile on his face so radiant Tim has to squint. Huh. He was pretty sure Jesus wasn't going to be a small black man, but he's been wrong before.

    "I'm not Jesus," says the man gently, putting a hand on Tim's shoulder. "But I am an Argonaut. Michael Clemons. Pinball, to my friends. And you're all my friends here." He smiles again, and Tim thinks of solar eclipses, of stars, of love.

    Just read it, my god.

  3. Rec 4

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    Five hundred days til Dora Kelly Lange dies though she don’t know it yet, and the sky’s the kind of clear blue it makes your heart feel good to look at.

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    25 Dec 2014

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    Thirty days til Dora Lange dies and though she don’t know it yet, she wouldn’t be too surprised.

    This is my Yuletide gift, a totally mesmerizing mix of beauty and horror and bleak realism set against the backdrop of rural Louisiana—the story of Dora Lange, the murder victim at the center of S1 of True Detective, given a voice and an identity and a life she was never allowed to have on the show, which cast her as a hooker and not much more. The writer is so deft at weaving layers of story into the brief narrative, and the way she brings Dora's voice to life is beautiful and strange and perfect. It's exactly what I wanted, and it hits all the notes I love about the series itself—the same dark, eerie, hypnotic mystery and a thousand things we'll never know.

  4. Rec 83

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    Bang bang, we're beautiful and dirty rich.

    (Fics not posted on AO3 are still on LJ.)

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    9 Mar 2013

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    test test test nothing to see here

  5. Public Bookmark 77

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    It's taking Natalie a while to adjust to being in the spotlight.

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    1 Jan 2010

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    A+++++++++++