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I'm thinking of things to do that won't annoy me.

Recs

Flesh by circusgirl and throughadoor, post season one, pre season two. Brian and Michael, and what happened to them, and how much they both need hugs and prescription painkillers. Amazingly vivid, beautifully characterized.

"I was thinking of going to visit Justin this afternoon."

"That's nice."

"I thought you might like to come with me."

"Now why would you think that?"

She looks at him with that completely undaunted hope that he'll shape up and become a person that she'll probably have until the day she dies. "Because deep down," she says, "I know that you care about him."

The central air is broken on the third floor at the hospital, or at least it was seven hours ago, and Brian nearly froze his balls off when he was there this morning. He thinks about telling Lindsay that she should make sure that Gus has one of his little over-priced sweaters if she's going to bring him with her.

But he doesn't.


The PanFandom review of 4.4 is up here, which kicks amazing ass, by the oh-so-talented bigboobedcanuck.

parallactic posts an interesting answer to gradiva's post on Brian's uses of sex here, which was a lot of food for thought. gradiva's original post is here. Both are interesting arguments about Brian's personality, tricking, etc.

*****

Also, my friendslist is temporarily weird. I'm torn between half-wishing I was spoiled, just to figure out what the drama is, and getting more coffee, since Brain/Michael snippets don't write themselves, and this one is requiring massive inner resources and also, caffeine. The other day, josselin and I realized we have limits, as we could not, could *not*, get Justin and Michael to have sex. We could only admit this after writing several pages of rambling dialogue set between the moment Micahel dropped his pants and the moment Justin dragged himself to the bed, adn you know, when your characters are fighting it? You know it's just not gonna work.

Very, very depressing.

I need more coffee.


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The other day, josselin and I realized we have limits, as we could not, could *not*, get Justin and Michael to have sex.

You might have been battling against insurmountable odds--they give off a very very brotherly vibe to me when they're scrapping pissily at each other. So fractious, with no glint of submerged sex. They're both such little *boys*--at least in how they play off each other. When the two of them are snarking at each other with Brian in the same room, they make Brian look miles more mature and adult. Which is funny. *g* They are both interesting to me, though, in how they see-saw between maturity and immaturity--all three of them, actually. I apparently don't spend enough time around real, live men, because it all seems very novel and amusing to me.

::not entirely random hug::

You might have been battling against insurmountable odds--they give off a very very brotherly vibe to me when they're scrapping pissily at each other. So fractious, with no glint of submerged sex. They're both such little *boys*--at least in how they play off each other. When the two of them are snarking at each other with Brian in the same room, they make Brian look miles more mature and adult.

One of my favorites still is early season one when Justin ran away from home, and Vic's watching them snark at each other. I still watch that every so often just to amuse myself. That and when Michael found out Justin was moving into his room.

It's so *cute*.

Insurmountable odds--yes. It was actually funny--we were writing in AIM and just kept throwing in dialogue--near the end, desperate, *weird* dialogue--to avoid the sex, and when we finally dragged Justin over to the bed and there was nothing else we could think of for them to do, we kind of sat there in silence, then Joss goes "I don't think I can do this".

I never realized before then that there were two characters that, no matter how hard I tried, I *could not* slash. Surreal.

*hugs back, for fun*


Thanks for recommending Flesh. It was great!

I realized we have limits, as we could not, could *not*, get Justin and Michael to have sex. We could only admit this after writing several pages of rambling dialogue set between the moment Micahel dropped his pants and the moment Justin dragged himself to the bed, adn you know, when your characters are fighting it? You know it's just not gonna work.

I'm glad they fought so hard. Yay Michael and Justin. ;)



Flesh is awesome. I just love the intensity of it.

I'm glad they fought so hard. Yay Michael and Justin. ;)

They were *really* determined not to get into that bed together. Probably flashbacking to the second season and remembering Brian's reaction then. *grins*


Thanks again so much for recommending my recaps. The page reads go up dramatically when you do, so obviously a lot of people recognize what good taste you have. *g*

I'm torn between half-wishing I was spoiled, just to figure out what the drama is

Dude, you're not spoiled at all for upcoming episodes? I know the general stuff, and am being strong on not reading all the details. Don't spoil yourself, it'll be worth the wait. :)

Thanks again so much for recommending my recaps. The page reads go up dramatically when you do, so obviously a lot of people recognize what good taste you have. *g*

Huh. Really? *g*

I learned how much fun recaps can be from when I watched Voyager and later in Smallville when Omar did them, and God, I missed that in QaF. You're like, what I've been missing. Fun, intelligent, sometimes snarky views of the show. So much *fun*.

Thanks for taking the time to do those. I know how much time it takes and how many repeated watchings it takes, and you go into really *amazing* detail and insight, which is just incredibly fun to read. I'm really going to try to get in the habit of sending feedback about them, because really, I just *wait* for you to post them.

So thanks for the hard work! *hugs*

You're like, SO good for my ego! It's such a compliment to be compared to Omar, because I think he's definitely one of the best recappers around.

It is a lot of work, but luckily I really enjoy the show. And feedback like this makes it all worthwhile! Thanks so much. *hugs back*


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