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21 May 2015 @ 10:45 pm
Rude Awakenings...  
This morning featured new noises, halfway between a "shriek" and a "gronk," that sounded as if someone was torturing a whale. The sound was so piercing, it went right through the earplugs. There was a white, county utility truck parked out on the street... Please let this not be some kind of new garbage truck. The current ones are loud enough!

I went out for Chinese food with people from the office yesterday, and had very good szechuan pork. Spent the rest of the afternoon in the usual fashion, which is to say jonesing for chocolate with mint. I don't know why Chinese food does that to me, but it's consistent. Every.single.time. :O

So, after that comment the other day about Battle Creek slash, I went looking for some. Let me just say that of the various things at AO3, I did not expect so many stories to be in Russian and Chinese, nor the explosion of things like wing-fic, vampire AUs, etc. I suppose I should have, because fanfic, but really? Damn.

I did find a really marvelous story worth sharing. This isn't the way I would have thought of Milt, but the author totally persuaded me, and Russ? Is so very Russ. Crabby, aggravating, and yet you can't help liking him. The style is decidedly unfluffy slash (again, Russ), very masculine and realistic. Really good storytelling, and a very satisfying read:

Upon My Liar's Chair (R) by Lessandra.

Another conversation the other day made me think of something else I should rec, for Justified fans. This story came out during the nvrleaveharlan "Hillbilly Remix" challenge. The author really captures Dickie Bennett here, from his seemingly half-crazy non-sequitur-based conversations to his underlying wiliness, and it's funny and perfect:

Tiger, Tiger by lymricks.

A three-day weekend is coming up here in the States, but I didn't get around to making plans for HalfshellHusband and me to go out of town. My follow-through is just awful these days. :( What will all of you be up to?

 
 
 
cindy: coming soon - gleetsuki_no_bara on May 22nd, 2015 04:08 pm (UTC)
i'm hanging out with tamalinn today, assuming we ever get out of the house, and tomorrow is my sister's birthday so we're going to a brazilian steakhouse to eat our weight in meat on skewers, and sunday is a bloody mary buffet (also with food) with tamalinn and an unknown quantity of her friends, and after that i have no idea. i plan to sleep late as often as possible and get some sun.

i read "as if someone was torturing a whale" and thought "but i thought he went to the great kitty run in the sky...."
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on May 22nd, 2015 06:35 pm (UTC)
This sounds like a wonderful weekend-- family and friends. :)

Ah, not torturing THE Whale, just "a" whale. As in, beluga or something.

The kind that sings whale songs, but as if they were constantly interrupted or squeezed out randomly while someone kicks the beluga in the stomach. Just... WEIRD sounds, and yet they do actually resemble something.

Mainly, they resemble the need for someone to apply massive quantities of WD-40. :O
cindy: spn - dean facepalm (by mixedbatch)tsuki_no_bara on May 23rd, 2015 02:56 am (UTC)
now i'm picturing someone kicking a whale! which is so mean, altho the whale might not even feel it. i mean, whale vs human foot, the foot's not gonna win. but still.