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  1. Public Bookmark 29

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    Some scenes from an alternate version of Disney's Aladdin.

    What if people were good at wishing? The Genie's rules have holes you could drive a herd of camels through, but they don't have to. Aladdin and Jafar's wishes are shallow and limited, and lack the foresight that really effective wishing entails, but wouldn't a battle between effective wishers be much more interesting? And while we're at it, why does Jasmine have so little agency and basically act as a prize to be won in a battle between two men when literally the entire point of her narrative is that she's not that?

    Not exactly a complete fanfic, but enough of one that if you've seen the movie you can probably fill in the gaps yourself.

    Contains normative advice on the use and binding of Genies.

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    12 Aug 2017

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    The plot gets less interesting at the end, but the exploration of how to make wishes is cool.

  2. Public Bookmark 3

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    A different way Death Note could have gone.

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    12 Aug 2017

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    A cool idea, though not fleshed out very much.

  3. Rec 7

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    Science fiction loosely based on the Qeng Ho from Vernor Vinge's "A Deepness in the Sky", about the question of what it's like to work on a ten thousand year old legacy code base.

    Mostly slice of life from the perspective of a programmer aboard an interstellar trading ship with little over-arching plot (though that may change over time).

    This is a mirror with the canonical version living on my blog, but it's probably much easier to read the archives here.

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    12 Aug 2017

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    An interesting science fiction exploration of programming, technology, and sociology in the future. I look forward to seeing where it goes.

  4. Public Bookmark *

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    A past, more sensible, less frightened version of me might wonder what I was doing with a human leg, most of a human hand, thirty gallons of petrol and a crowbar.

    Luckily, all sensible people had long since left my house.

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    For the prompt: 'BODY SWAP AU W GILDEROY LOCKHART AND MODERN SI GO'.

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    26 Jun 2017

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    It cries out for a sequel, but it’s a really good start. Good point about how threatening the reaction of the wizarding public could be.

  5. Public Bookmark *

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    The invasion of Konoha during the chuunin exam didn't fail. Team seven is broken, people are dead, and Sakura is hurt and frightened and a very long way from home.

    Alternative summary: In which Sakura carries half of Hidan across two countries, leaving a trail of blood, bodies, and other people's legs.

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    26 Jun 2017

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    A lot is left unexplored in this story, but the parts that are explored – Jashinism, Hidan’s character, torture, and what-if Sasuke – are fleshed out enough to make something interesting. At least I can fill in some of the remaining mysteries with canon knowledge.

    It would be nice if Sakura’s new philosophy made more sense to me. Then again, if it made sense that could also be a bad thing.