If you haven't seen this, you should. I'm so utterly beyond disgusted, and yet that cynical part of my brain isn't surprised by the attitudes from some of the people in the article.

Originally posted by lavenderfrost at ...WTF.
Well, there goes my good mood for the day.

NYTimes, the bastion of quality reporting, reported on the gang-rape of an 11 year-old girl in Texas  that's led to charges against 18 high-school boys so far - all well and good so far, right?  Shit like this NEEDS publicity to raise awareness. 

Only problem is, they repeated - without refutation or critical commentary - the claims that the girl brought the rape on herself because of the way she was dressed.

Choice Quotes (No cut b/c everyone needs to see this - DEAL.):

“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.  As opposed to the victim, who's gonna bounce back lickety-fucking-split, right?

Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.  TOTALLY BEGGING FOR IT.


Now, what's being said and done in this community is bad enough, but the NY Times should be fucking ashamed of themselves right now.

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Fic Rec
It is entirely possible that to avoid my irritation at work, I will occasionally mutter "pansexual whimsy" to myself and then crack up.

Thus, it is only fitting to share such fun with everyone else!!

Fandom: Inception
Title: Twenty-Four Emails: Or, How Eames Finally Gave In And Begged To Go Corporate
Author: dorkorific
Pairing: Well, is there anything Eames doesn't hit on??
Rating: (gakked direct from the author)Let's say PG or PG-13 for pansexual whimsy

Twenty-Four Emails: Or, How Eames Finally Gave In And Begged To Go Corporate

NaNoWriMo Idea Hunt
My muse is being stubbornly silent on this one, so I'm looking for some ideas to kick start her!

If your true love was marrying another, how would you go about breaking up the wedding? The more underhanded and devious and out there, the better!

Fic: "Pick and Choose" Castle, Ryan/Esposito
Title: Pick and Choose
Author: serene_quill
Pairing: Ryan/Esposito, Ryan/Jenny
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1850
Disclaimer: So not mine.
Warnings: Spoilers for Castle 305 “Anatomy of a Murder” and 306 “3XK”. Angst, discussion of open relationships, and unbeta’d.
Summary: Because all the sniping needed a good back story about why Ryan and Esposito are fighting...

Pick and ChooseCollapse )

NaNoWriMo 2010
Again this year, I'll be tracking my progress and posting little tidbits through two places:

First, if you're also doing NaNo, you can find me on the official site as SereneQuill. Feel free to friend (buddy?) me, and we can kick each other's butts into finishing.

And second, like last year, I'll be updating my blog as I go. Today's entry features me, whining a lot about one of those problems that you wish you had and preparing to slap myself so I'll stop whining. Or something involving a hat. Pointy hat trick, perhaps? ;)

Good luck to everyone participating!

Dead Bodies Are Never Part of the Plan, Castle, Ryan/Esposito
Title: Dead Bodies Are Never Part of the Plan
Author: serene_quill
Pairing: Esposito/Ryan, the usual hints of Castle/Beckett
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~10K
Disclaimer: Don’t own them!
Warnings: AU, slash, Spoilers for Season 2/set somewhere in “Season 3” time but no spoilers for current eps
Summary: prompt, from castlekink: What if Ryan used to work undercover trying to expose a drug ring? Oh, the possibilities... It could come up in a current case. Or perhaps an AU where Esposito first meets Ryan while undercover. Expanded from my original short ficlet, found here.

Dead bodies he recognized were never part of the plan.Collapse )

Hit and Run Rec
Having found myself referring to my bookmarks that are simply bookmarked with a little =) emoticon lately, I figured I’d share a short list of the recent fics that I’ve bookmarked simply because they make me laugh! Multi-fandom, and just in case anyone else needs a laugh!

Please feel free to rec more fun fics in the comment section!

Title: Drawing Conclusions
Author: nightmarepalace
Fandom: Inception
Rating: Teen for some swearing
Pairing/Characters: gen/Arthur, Eames, Ariadne, Yusuf, Cobb
Why It Made the List: Seriously, I’d do it too if I were Arthur. Made me laugh out loud at the crack of dawn, so definitely earns a place on this list!


Title: Untitled Amnesia Comment Fic
Author: daria234
Fandom: Firefly
Rating: PG
Pairing/Characters: tiny bit of Simon/Jayne
Why It Made the List: Because the awesome bastards on Serenity would TOTALLY do this to Jayne!


Title: Living Undercover
Author: Shrift
Fandom: Castle
Rating: PG
Pairing/Characters: mention-ish on Esposito/Ryan, but not really. Esposito centric, Ryan, Castle, Beckett
Why It Made the List: The dialogue is wickedly in character, and Castle’s “hat trick” comment is just pure win! Some great laugh out loud lines, but also a great realistic coming out fic.


Title: Vice, Vice Baby
Author: jeff_morris
Fandom: Eureka
Rating: PG, for drug use
Pairing/Characters: gen, Dr. Grant, Jack Carter, Vince
Why It Made the List: Dr. Grant, the man out of time, and being forced to quit smoking—it begged for someone to run with him finding other vices! And jeff_morris makes me laugh more than anyone else in the Eureka fandom, so I love when he posts fic!


So while I’m at it... (seriously, check out all his stuff for good laughs!)

Title: Along Came A Spider
Author: jeff_morris
Fandom: Eureka
Rating: R (for sexual content)
Pairing/Characters: Allison Blake/Nathan Stark
Why It Made the List: Talking at cross purposes and a clueless Nathan, plus knowing I’d totally be right there with Allison…


Eureka 404 "The Story of O2" Review
I've been multi-tasking, doing thoughts and commentary here and reviews for my blog, but since things have gotten just a shade too busy for me, I'm going to cut that back, and direct you to my blog reviews instead. I may squeak in a few more thought and commentary posts if I have time on my hands, but most likely will be moving to my reviews on the blog instead.

The Comic-Con Reports
My Comic-Con reports are up over at my blog if you have any interest in them! There's some Eureka bits on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (and yay for managing to spread Eureka through the whole Con!) but also some great bits from shows like Castle, White Collar, Psych, and a funny Firefly episode that never was (see Saturday)! Beware, there are spoilers for multiple shows in the blog entries!






Eureka Comic Con Trailer
Comic-Con Trailer with Major Spoilers under the cutCollapse )

So... thoughts? =D
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