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spoiled and not much caring
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Because I'm inconsistent regarding what I will and will not be spoiled for, I went out and read every X-Men 2 spoiler I could. No problems there. Happy with everything so far, thrilled with some bits, confused by others.

Because you know? I'm not seeing thsi movie ANYTIME in the near future. Ask me why.

Two mandatory work Saturdays, in addition to my usual workweek this month. Now, on one hand? I ENJOY work, so that's Okay. On the other, Saturdays currently make up one half of my weekly free time and the only day I'm actually, you know, free to do some things that take me out away from Child. And no, he never sees a movie that I haven't watched first. I don't have a lot of restrictions on his viewing--frankly, if he can sit through Teletubbies and not come out traumatized, I just don't see how anything short of something "Faces of Death"-esque could upset him, but I just like to know what might be--well, icky.

I'm not sulking, just a little disappointed, but if this is the worst that's going to happen this month? I'm realy good to go.

Bought out every cannister of Bencheley Apricot Tea at Central Market. No, I left one, bought five, felt bad for anyone else with a thing for it. You think I'm joking. Some aren't for me, though, but I wasn't taking chances. Seriously, I cannot find this tea ANYWHERE ELSE I CAN FIND. If you have not had this tea, you should, like, immediately. The smell when you open the container is exactly like apricots, but stronger, and the taste is absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, they've moved from nifty metal cannisters to less nifty but slick black plastic ones.

And I used nifty twice in one sentence. Huh. Could be a little high on the tea. Yes, it is that good. This is my Tea Grail, my solace, my rock of Gibraltor (is that the right term?), my--thing.


Also went to garage sale, and--I bought a three and a half foot tall (I think) stuffed animal moose. I named him Fred, ignored the titters, and brought him home. He's almost as big as Child. I put him in clothes, there's a good chance someone is going to be worried. Like me. But he's cute. And very, very big. No, I'm not joking, this thing is huge. Pictures will be forthcoming. He, the One Bear, and Shan are getting to know each other. I'm officially shedding anything resembling shame.

Now, moving on.

LJ full of St. John/Bobby and St. John/Logan spec.

Oh God, thank you.

As one who went around BEGGING once upon a time for more people to write this pairing (FIRE! ICE! COMBINATION!), much joy. As someone who wrote it and screwed up Pyro's powers--if you read them and saw that? Yes, I know, bad research. Yes, I know, completely wrong. Yes, I know, but honestly, it was an experiment and I didn't know I'd fall for it as hard as I did. Though that's really not an excuse for the fact I never corrected myself.

So yes, I am obsessing lightly. My first slash crush. I used to moon about them constantly. They have that entire 'doomed' thing going on.

Kind of like practice for Clex, come to think. How--very disturbing. When IS the last time I wrote a non-doomed pairing? Jeez.


Blindfold by spyhop Plotty good Clexness and wonderfully written. Very highly recommended for something meatier than usual.

Some Like It Hot by corinna_5 Mmm. Wonderful sequel, plotty, with Lois! Actiony! Fun! I am grooving, or would be, if I was actually able to use that word with a straight face.

I am boring today and have every intention of being as boring as possible for as long as possible. Training for all of next week for a computer system that one, in a month, I already kind of know well enough to use, and that two, in another month, is being replaced with a completely different one. Yes, seriously. I am training for something I will only use for about six weeks before it's replaced, adn then will go to training AGAIN for the new system.

Boggles the mind. Not that I'm complaining.

Oh, right. A few older recs, X-Men movie (first one) or comicverse that I thought I'd throw out for anyone new to it and liking it. You've probably read these before--they're incredibly good. But. Can't hurt.

Seema--go to minisinoo, since you like Jean/Scott. She writes the best Jean/Scott movieverse I've ever seen. Special attention to Mickey Blue Eyes, Body Memory, and Climb the Wind. Very, very good stuff. All her stories are at The Medicine Wheel.

Also, Bishclone for The Box Room and Seventeen. You may know her from the Alias fandom or the Voyager fandom or the Buffy fandom, and her X-Men are, yes, just as good.

Jane St. Clair did a fabulous Scott/Logan and Scott/Jean in All of the Animals. This link takes you to the main page of her site. I suggest reading everything. Also, one of my favorite stories of all time, Blue, a Hank/Bobby fic. Very, very, very good stuff.

And for St. John comicverse, I ran across this one by accident and fell in love.

The Other Side by Diamonde. It's beautiful and sad and an ending. And yep, cried through the end, but I still love to read it.

Um. Logan/Rogue I wrote and love and the recs are on my rec page. Which still needs about fifteen stories or so to top it off, but I really, really put off updating for some reason. *g* Procrastination.

And am going to finish seven pages tonight if I have to type until my fingers bleed. Oh yes.

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I use FilmValues a lot:


Basically, it's parent-oriented spoilers. They spoil you for *everything* you might wonder about your kid watching, and despite the name they have no particular ax to grind. They are exceptionally thorough and complete. I read their reviews and put them through the "My Kids" filter to get a very accurate idea of how my kids are likely to react. Saves a bundle of money.

Thanks for the link! *hugs* That is a GOOD idea.

Thanks for the recs, jenn! Someone else recc Minisinoo to me and I was up until 3 am reading there. And oh yes, I remember Kat, so she's next on my list. And Jane St. Clair too. Right. So another late night in store for me.

Hope you get to see the movie soon. It's really quite excellent and I'll probably see it again when it comes to the dollar cinema (at Wells Branch off Mo-Pac). But I'm so totally addicted now to Scott/Jean...

There's a third bishfic called I think November something. I cannot, for the life of me, remember the title, but in the XMMFC it's under the authors' name. And i'ts very, very, very good as well and Scott/Jean. You'll like muchly. *g*

The movie is fabulous. I'm still high. Much slashier than the first one.

Am contemplating Ice/Pyro slash as I type. Bwee!

Oh Jesus, you're contemplating it? *panting* That's a *tease* and you know it!

*restless* Must stay sane.

But God, that would be good to see. *hopeful* Soon? Please? With sugar on top?

You *have* to go see this movie as *soon as possible*. Seriously. Because you're spoiled and you KNOW what happens, right? And you HAVE to see this.

Because you're so going to leave Mutant High in the *dust* and start writing GRAND things when you see this. Big things, Jenn. HUGE.

It's totally going to twig your buttons. Hee!

Heh. I walked out of that movie going "I'm gonna see Ice/Pyro and Scott/Logan fic on my friends list starting... *now*." I worried briefly about overexposure to the slash, but then a bus with a SV ad on it went by and I stopped thinking about it.

I'm glad you liked Some Like It Hot! Be not embarrassed to groove! It's a fairly silly story on a basic plot level, after all, so undigified yet enjoyable reactions seem entirely apropos from here.

*laughs* I am SO hoping to see Bobby/Pyro slash and lots and lots of it.

Some Like It Hot was SO much fun. I just loevd every second of reading and re-reading. *happy place* Actiony and so good.

hey, um two things..
1. the faq at the L & L site isnt working.
2. why is he called St John? instead of just John?

1. the faq at the L & L site isnt working.

Huh. No idea. I'll check.

2. why is he called St John? instead of just John?

I suppose 'cause that's his name. It is awkward, though. Can't see anyone with sense yelling "St. John, oh God yes" during foreplay much. *g*

I didn't notice that that was his name, I just called him Frosty Boy... Sacrilege I know. Do you pronounce it Saint-John in the States though? Because in English English it's Sinjin.
Sorry for butting into your conversation.
And go to the movie Jenn, even I've seen it, down under!


Oh please, please, please tell me where I can find St. John/Bobby and St. John/Logan. 'cause seriously? I love them. Muchly.

And hey, jenn? You are misses in the X-men fandom. Now, reapeat after me: I *need* a new fandom, I *need* a new fandom...

I seriously love your X-men stuff.

And the link to Not a Straight Line is broken. You cant do that to me! *cries heart-brokenly*

I haven't found any either. One chick wrote to me a while back to ask for information, but I haven't seen any of her stories yet appear. Darn it.

And hey, jenn? You are misses in the X-men fandom. Now, reapeat after me: I *need* a new fandom, I *need* a new fandom...

I don't need a new fandom! *very scared* Oh damn.

Tea info!

Info for when you run out:
these guys sell Bencheley Tea (in tins last time I ordered, not plastic) in both regular and decaf for about 5 bucks for a tin of 25 sachets:


I get candles there, too. Mmmmmm, buttercreme candles. It's a nice online store.

After seeing X-men 2 last night, I said, happily, "That was a thinking-man's action movie." You know best what your sweetie can handle; there are some family-abandoment issues, and a particularly creepy image that might stick with some kids near the end.


You rock! *happy* Unlimited tea supply! Thank you!

This tea is just SO damn good.

And has EVERYONE but me officially seen X-Men 2? I am going to pout soon. So soon. Gerh.

Later. I'll make pouting time later. *nods firmly*

I just got back from seeing X2 - I thought of Love & Lust at Mutant High through the entire film. Loved the movie, feel the need to read more and more fanfiction now. Your stuff is pretty much the only X-Men I've read, so thanks for the recs.

Loved Bobby. Loved St. John. Happy, happy Pouncer.

*grins* Cool. Dammit, EVERYONE has seen the movie but me! Gah.

X-Men had some really GOOD writers, yep. Victoria P has one archive (I think) and the other is the XMMFF I used to run at www.geocities.com/xmenmoviefanfic, which I think is still online, but there's tons more and other archives from the first movie, too.

I'd recommend in general, if you have any liking of Logan/Rogue, Diebin, Victoria P, Misty, Molly, Beth, Donna, jengrrrl, and about a quarter of the stories on the WRFA at www.wolverineandrogue.com. For Logan/Jean, Eiluned at www.phoenixfyre.com. I wasn't really into the slash until way near the end of my stay, but there WAS an X-Men slash fan list that I know had an archive, and the list x-fiction had a lot of slash and het, comicverse and movieverse, all pairings.

Er. That covers most of my active memory. *G* X-Men! Yay! More writers!

Thanks so much for the resources - I will definitely check them out.

Okay, um. Where is your X-Men stuff? Because I'm dumb, and don't know. And I'M MISSING YOUR X-MEN STUFF! I thought I'd read everything good and now I find this out!

If you've written Remy, I'll wet my pants. Just fair warning.


*wets pants anyway*

Ooh. No one said it was GOOD, chica. Be careful. *g*

Mostly het, Logan/Rogue, but one Toad/Magneto, St. John/Bobby galore, and *thinks*, one Logan/Ororo. Maybe other things too. I was--disturbingly active there in the year I played.


Hope you like!


I was hoping after seeing the new X-Men movie you would be tempted to write some more Logan/Rogue fiction. There are some great scenes between them in the movie...otherwise I was pretty bored with X2 -- except Iceman did look very good, just not with Rogue. *g*

Cannot wait to see Moose in clothes :)

Thank you very much for the rec for "Blindfold".

Glad to read that work is going so well but really hope that you get to see X2 soon.
It shall be worth the wait.

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