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    In which we contemplate the off screen shenanigans of our favourite BSOs (and teams) at their annual conventions.

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    Buck Wilmington is the star witness in the case against Rick Kemp, a weapons dealer and human trafficker. The day Buck's due to testify, Kemp's gang goes after some leverage -- Buck's adopted son, JD.

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    21 Mar 2015

    Bookmarker's Notes

    So good. Slow and painful, and pays for re-reading. Stiles & Scott's friendship is worth the price of entry, and the slow build of Stiles and Derek's relationship is perfect. No an easy life or world, and I have lots of questions about the unreliable narrators (if there's no human medical industry cuz most owners sell slaves rather than treat them for manageable conditions, how come someone's still making inhalers and epipens? What is the industrial basis of this civilisation, dammit?) but really, those are details :)

  2. Public Bookmark 25

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    The continuing saga of Stiles Stilinski, Mage and Emissary of the Hale Pack of Beacon Hills, and his wonderful family of humans and werewolves.

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    21 Mar 2015

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Disappointing. Stiles is a victim of mistaken identity in a rape case. Instead of investigating to find the real rapist he blames the victim for getting drunk. There is zero sign than anyone cares that the girl was actually raped or is prepared to investigate the crime. Stiles is cast as the sole victim, even though his suffering consists of sulking in an interview room while refusing to explain he has an iron clad alibi. The bit part character turns up, performs her false accusation and vanishes, abandoned by her author once her false flag job is done. The author had an opportunity here to show compassion for all rape victims. The author failed.

    This chimes strongly with the author's general unwillingness to imagine that others have agency or fully developed human characters of their own. The getting of permission to date from significant male figures in people's lives is notable in this context: Stiles is not asked, his father is, he is his father's property. He's a minor, so this is less disturbing than the Sheriff asking Scott's permission to propose to Melissa, an adult woman. Scott gets the courtesy of a private conversation; Melissa is proposed to at a party in 'her' honor, ensuring that she has to give the answer the sheriff wants. She is not credited with the ability to have an adult conversation about marriage and her future, that's her son's role.

    The author makes occasional reference to consent but doesn't really think of it as a real, active thing. And only the Sheriff, Talia Hale and Derek show any signs of having agency. The absolute cardboard cutout presence of all other women in this fic (who appear pretty much exclusively when either able to perform a service for Stiles, or pregnant, or doing evil things, or camping once a year) and I'm pretty much done.

    The bookmark is mostly to remind myself why I don't read authors who regard women with contempt, or who cast gay men into the 'woman's' role. For example, Stiles never asks Talia for permission to date her son, even though Talia is the alpha and Stiles the Emissary in training; Stiles never gives Derek a ring. It's lazy stereotyping rooted in misogyny.

    The author showed tremendous promise, I liked the casting of Laura as a villain, but even in this the author failed: Laura could have been an actual villain with agency and power, but she was just a patsy for another male. Looked at as a whole, this series takes on a new and distasteful colouring.

  3. Public Bookmark 37

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    A flash in the corner of John’s eye caught his attention. The home phone had a message. He hit play. ‘You have one new message.’

    “Uh, hey Dad. It’s uh, its Stiles.”

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    10 Mar 2015

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Not bad apart from the casual racism.

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    Anxiety (/aNGˈzī-itē/):
    A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
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    "The set was busy; people bustled about with their various jobs. No one seemed to notice, or maybe they just didn’t care, as the gangly boy looked about nervously. He was all skin and bones, a track of moles across his light skin. He carried a bag across his shoulders, a coffee cup in his left hand and a curious look on his face. There was nothing remarkable looking about him at all, and perhaps, that was the most remarkable thing."

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    8 Mar 2015

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    Derek's been chocking on the smoke and ash of his family's murder for years now. It consumes every part of him, influences all that he is. He knows that he'll never be free of it, that nothing will ever grant him the peace he so desperately craves.

    All he wants is to feel safe, to be loved and to love in return, but he knows that's impossible.

    Until, that is, he meets Stiles.

    Through ups and downs, past blood and pain, Stiles slowly gives Derek exactly what he's always desperately wanted and never believed he could have.

    Comfort. Care. A new Pack. And a dark, desperate kind of all consuming love.

    And once Derek has all of that within his grasp?

    Well he'll burn the world to ash to keep it.

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    8 Mar 2015