I compiled the above prompt table from several tables I found around the internet (see bottom of post for links) to serve as an ill-advised distraction from final papers, presentations and exams... Wish me luck! I'm pretty fixated on Revolution right now so most of the fics will probably be focused on that fandom, as the first one is.
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A map of the important buildings and locations in Vivre: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/e
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Guys, I have a new fandom. I'm a little late to the party, I realize, but I'm officially in love with Veronica Mars. All of the nods to noir just stole my heart and if that wasn't enough, the characters and the banter are probably some of the best on TV, cancelled or not. Like everyone else, I'm now stoked about the new movie and can't wait to see what they do with it ten years later!
In the meantime, I got sucked into writing one of the longest and most tragic fics I've written in a very long time.
Title: Five Lives Never Led (or, everything in Time should be either titillating or epic)
Show: Veronica Mars
Pairings: Logan Echolls/Veronica Mars, Duncan Kane/Veronica Mars
Summary: There's something epic about the tragedy of dying young. No one understands this quite so well as Logan Echolls and Veronica Mars, or so they tell themselves. Fusion with five classic romances (Jay & Daisy, Mike & Velda, Othello & Desdemona, Bonnie & Clyde, Tristan & Isolde.)
Warnings: Repeated character deaths, graphic violence and sexual content, murder, infidelity, murder-suicide, mentions of cancer
I’m quite sad that Fringe is now over. Five seasons was a good run and it was a good place to end but I’m still sad. Friday nights will be quite empty from now on (or at least until Grimm returns in March! Hey, I can’t grieve forever.)
Now, I do have to confess I often strongly disagreed with choices made by the writers and was a little disappointed in the final season. It was well-written, the characters behaved like themselves, the Donald reveal was fabulous and the white tulip was the perfect ending. And, yet, I was still a little disappointed.
The reason being that Fringe was always about the effect of one person on the world, the relationships between fathers and sons, the ethics and boundaries of science and the concept of one choice or act changing a life or even society at large. And although all of those things were present in the final season, the overarching theme was escaping the Observers (another point of contention – “alien invasion” of any sort was never the point of Fringe. Rather, it was usually about the idea that we don’t need life forms from another planet or time to ruin our world but that we are perfectly capable of that destruction ourselves.)
There were major plot and character decisions in seasons four and five that just felt wrong to me: the decision to give Olivia back the memories of the first three seasons, for example and most importantly, the decision to rewrite season three to begin with. I still firmly believe it makes more sense stylistically for Peter and Olivia (whichever Olivia it may be) to have a son, though Etta certainly made a lovely addition to the season five cast. I absolutely hated the endgame idea of Walter and Bell trying to make their own universe; sure, it reinforced the ethics/boundaries theme but it felt phony and unnecessary. The alternate universes should always have been foremost in the plot and although almost two seasons was spent on the concept, it was never fleshed out the way it could have been.
All that being said, however, I loved Fringe. Even in its corniest and most unnecessary moments, it had a brightness, a sense of creative blossoming, that is all-too rare in network tv shows. At its worst, it was at least unique and out-of-the-box. At its best, it was darkly beautiful, poignant and introspective. It offered thought-provoking commentary on humanity by placing us in a world where the selfish choices of one man lead to the destruction of entire universes.
Rarely does entertaining television coincide with philosophical discussion and meaningful ideas. So, yes, I will dearly miss Fringe. And I will no doubt be rewatching the following episodes to quell my withdrawal symptoms any Friday night now…( My Top 10 EpisodesCollapse )
Title: With Shaking Hands and Broken Hearts
Pairings: John Watson/Molly Hooper, John Watson/Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper
Summary: Its fifty-two days after Sherlock’s suicide when John turns up at her door. It may be a spectacularly bad idea, but she lets him in anyway.
I was wrong.
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On another note, more Juliette/Renard fic!
Title: Le Desir de Coeur
Pairing: Sean Renard/Juliette Silverton
Summary: Vague spoilers for The Hour of Death. Renard turns up at Juliette's door again but this time, he isn't about to go away empty-handed.
Title: Loving a Stranger
Pairing: Peter Bishop/Olivia Dunham, Peter Bishop/Alternate Olivia Dunham
Summary: She meant what she said that night in the yard, how she didn't want him, didn't want to be with him. He was… tainted. Damaged goods. If only she had known just how damaged.