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  1. Summary

    Fics I wrote back in college (some twenty-odd years ago), which therefore represent a snapshot of what I was like, as a writer and as far as my worldview, back in that era of my life. Hint: Twenty years brings a lot of changes!

    I've edited out the most cringe-worthy portions, and fixed up some amount of the mechanics and sentence structures, but, for the most part, I didn't try to polish these; it'd defeat the purpose.

    Note: These don't count toward my Typo Reward Drabbles. In case you wondered.

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    I have mixed feelings about the Bechdel-Wallace Test, but it does point to a key disparity between male and female representation in media.

    Problem is, some counter this by shoehorning in female roles that don't belong. I detest this.

    Watership Down's central turning point: Oh hraka, we forgot to bring along any does! Drives the entire second half of the plot. Turning a character female means you don't understand that plot -- or the worldbuild.

    In The Hobbit, they seem to have added a girl on the rationale "women won't enjoy pay us money for our story unless there are boobs around!" It's patronizing. Then they doubled down: girl must mean romance! characters slated to die must have romance or the chicks won't care! let's have the romance be the element that actually kills the character!

    Someday I'm gonna write a story where the first 30 seconds is two named women talking about something inane, and then they get killed and the rest of the story is a 100% male cast. Just to protest Token Female. Token Female is not a solution to "why is it so hard to write normal characters who happen to be female?"

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    If it's a fic with chapters and I haven't yet completed it, and it's of significant size to count as "chapterfic" in my brain, then it goes here. Ideally, this series will dwindle as I tick these off one by one, but who knows how long that'll take me? As should be apparent by now, I'm quite scatterbrained, and my muse is all over the place.

    The July prompt has just closed. If you submitted a fill for that challenge, you get to vote on which fics I should focus on. The deadline was Halloween, or my birthday (August 31st) to make your votes to count twice. I'll reorder these fics a bit as the votes come in and/or my interest shifts, so this is a quasi-reasonable way to keep track of which fics are more likely to be updated in the next couple of months (though it's not foolproof).

    You can still get votes by making a real-life doll of Nathan (see Unseen Things) and posting a photo!

    If this list ever gets above 12 entries, just shoot me in the head. (Or, say, write a cameo of a chubby woman with colorful hair and a colorful vest who gets killed. Possibly gruesomely; I'll deserve it. Make my last burbled words unfinished.)

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    Each month, a new prompt. You can write the scenario of how they got into this mess, or what happens next, or even a different point of view within the scene; as long as it's a good-faith effort, it counts as a fill, and I'll take the number of fills into account while writing my follow-ups (eventually... I hope). Those who go above and beyond in some fashion set the tone for my follow-up.

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  1. Public Bookmark 12

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    John is sent to stop Harold, the evil mastermind. Harold keeps John as a stress-relief toy.

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    27 Sep 2018

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    Dark Finch, not at his darkest but certainly close to his finest. Almost like Unconditional Surrender if Finch really had waited for the team to grab him... but with a happier conclusion.

    Also, tons of interesting sexuality, but that's secondary.

  2. Public Bookmark 81

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    "Will you promise me to go?" Harold said.

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    02 Sep 2018

  3. Public Bookmark 7

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    Young Aragorn has a nightmare and Elrond comforts him. Aragorn discovers that elves sleep with their eyes open.

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    02 Sep 2018

  4. Public Bookmark 38

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    "My name is Harold Finch. You can call me whatever you like, Mr. Reese. Your former employers have remanded you to my service."

    "And what does this service entail?"

    "Anything that I might ask," Finch says. "In particular, I will ask of you certain intimate liberties."

    The corner of John's mouth curves up. That has to be the most polite way anyone has ever informed John they'd be fucking him.

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    20 Jul 2018

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    Yet another awesome Eldritch POI fic from one of my favorite authors. Giving me plenty of fuel for October coming up here ^_^

  5. Public Bookmark 2

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    Report on elasticity of time when The Voice of Night Vale is on air.

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    17 Jul 2018

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    Neat headcanon regarding Night Vale Radio and its listeners.

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