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    Harry, Draco, and Hermione go to a pub. Harry, Draco, and Pansy go to a pub. Harry, Draco, Pansy, and Hermione go to a pub. Harry, Draco, Hermione and Ron go to a pub. Harry, Draco, Hermione, Ron, and Pansy―you guessed it―go to a pub. I could go on. In fact, I did. Harry, Draco, Hermione, Pansy, Ron, Blaise, Luna, Goyle, Neville, and Theodore Nott go to a pub. In various combinations.

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    04 Jul 2014

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    This fic is absolutely marvelous. The author's summary describes it well as it really is about all these various combinations of characters going to the pub over and over again and having conversations about their respective lives (past, present, and future). Draco & Harry start it, but then bring in various of their respective friends. There are laugh out loud moments in this, plus some moving ones. If you're in it for the Drarry, be warned that Harry and Draco don't really "get together" until the very end of this piece, even though their friendship is at the heart of the story; I suspect that's one reason I put off reading this one as long as I did despite enjoying plenty of other stories by lettered, because I'd heard it was more of a gen tale.


    Parkinson turned back to Harry. “I had a terrible childhood too. I suppose I could tell you my story, about how I was lonely and spoiled and rich, but you would never understand, having been raised in a cupboard. It’s just like every other spoiled rich girl’s story. I suppose Draco has already told you his.”

    Harry shook his head. “Malfoy almost never talks about being a spoiled rich girl.”

    Malfoy made an odd coughing sound. Harry was pretty sure it had started out as a laugh.

    “Doesn’t he.” Parkinson stirred her drink.

    “Pansy,” Malfoy said, in a warning tone.

    “We used to play together as children,” Parkinson said, and there it was, a third expression―she was smiling, slightly, at Malfoy. “Remind me to tell you about his dungarees.”

    Pansy.” Malfoy put his head in his hands.

    “Dungarees?” Harry said, laughing.

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    Bond stares at him. There are two men tied up against the wall and four more lying on the floor, bleeding and hogtied with duct tape.

    “I ran out of rope after the first two,” Q admits.

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    30 Mar 2014

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    Q likes Edith Piaf and has a pet boa constrictor and is a badass. Bond is . . . Bond and a known badass. Seems like it's not a 00Q fic without Q abducted at least once and Bond presumed dead at least once and yet those things don't get old when it's a well-written fic with interesting characterization like this one.

    The thing is – Bond hasn’t really been close to anyone since Vesper. His M is dead, so his friends number in the zero range.

    At least, they do, until they don’t. Until suddenly, Moneypenny – Eve, now – is loudly complaining to him about paperwork while she hands him a USB drive, both of them using an enormous metal door as a shield from gunfire. Until Tanner is smiling a tiny smile, like he knows something nobody else does, when he discovers Bond in the weight room at two in the morning; someone is always awake in this place. Until even the new M – Bond thinks it’ll be a while before he’s just M, not the “new” M – is getting less short with him, either willingly or necessarily ignoring Bond’s tendency towards low respect for authority.

    And Q – well, Q is something different entirely, isn’t he?

  3. Rec 57

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    A celebration of pilots, captains, engineers, crew members, and the spacecraft they love to fly. (And race, and crash, and fix, and play in, and fight in, and...)

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    30 Mar 2014

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    Seriously, how have I not bookmarked and recommended this here yet? I've pimped the vid elsewhere before, of course, as have many many others. Because it's awesome (if you enjoy science fiction and space travel and um, starships, which you should because they're awesome). One of my absolute favorite fanvids which I've watched so many times I know it pretty much by heart.

  4. Rec 4

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    "May our children forgive us." Marriage, parenthood, alien attack, and the scarred world left behind.

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    28 Mar 2014

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    I think there were two excellent vids for Independence Day (of all movies) one year for Festivids, both nifty, but completely different in tone. This is the slower more character focused one set to "4th of July" by Aimee Mann (the one to "Doomsday" is also in my recs here). I remembered the movie as being cheesy, but had forgotten the good bits and these two vids reminded me of them. (Of course the vid isn't for everyone, pay attention to trigger warnings. This is a movie about aliens blowing up cities and buildings and plenty of people die.)

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    Bond gives Q things because of reasons. Q thinks that Bond completely misses the point.

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    27 Mar 2014

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    Six months of action (or, at least, banter in the workplace) in a short 5+1 fic. Q is awesome and everyone loves him. Bond brings him trinkets from his trips. All this and an abduction, someone presumed dead, and more.

    “Would you please stop bothering my PA?” Q finally intervened. “Rid, would you get me another cup of tea?” Ridiculously Attractive Whatshisface got up with a nod and a grimace. “You could take the rest of the day off if you like.”

    “Wouldn’t dream of it, sir. Permission to kill 007 instead?”

    “Much as I’d like to say permission granted, I’ve a wall of memos telling me that I must sadly deny you.”