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I wasn't lying when I made those last straw posts. I've finally had enough. That's not to say I'm dropping my white men fandoms. I'm not. I love them, I'm not going to deny that. But I've reached the point where I just can't stand to continue as I have been, complaining and still doing nothing.

So here is my first step on the path to hypocrisy-free media consumption and critique. For every white men centric source I consume (tv/film/vid I watch, book/fanfic I read etc) I'm going to consume two things about women or POC, a corresponding source if I can, but if not, fic for film or book for vid or any permutation is fine, as long as it's two for every one.

It's not exactly arduous! More media to enjoy!

The same rule however, is going for fanworks. I've got my Wolf!Stiles fic to post soon, and after that I'll create two female/POC centric fics/fan works. (Oh, and a twofer only counts as one.) They don't have to be equivalent size, it's more about opening my mind to the possibilities, it's not like I don't have fics about women and POC rattling around in my skull, but instead of rattling and back burnering, I'm pushing them to the front.

Plus I can work on original fic as well, (in fact that should probably take priority, um). So my work won't always appear up here, but when it's fandom related it definitely will.

The Queen's Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner. )

Takers (spoilers) )

I fail at memes )

Aliens, and TMI )

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A bird flew in through my window today. It made a small circle of my room, it's wings beating loudly, then slipped out again.

It was so unexpected, I felt my heart clench in my chest.


I've been reading the King of Attolia again, )


Rewatched The Eagle avec la famille. )


I am a very active writer, as in I will read parts out loud, act parts out, wave my hands about and squint at the air. I also scream at the screen, bounce up and down when I think of something, scowl at characters, occasionally flap my hand about like I'm trying to fly, and stick my tongue out at my laptop.

I leap about like I'm on drugs, basically. Is this normal? Do other people do this?
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I like fantasy books, but I ADORE books with intrigue, deception, lies and plotting and assassinations, especially when based around a royal court or similar.

The Queen's Thief series, in particular, The King of Attolia, by Megan Whalen Turner - EMBODIES this trope. Words cannot do it justice. Go read. I've read it twice in the past couple of days and I rarely re-read books, especially not in so short a timeframe.

The Gentlemen Bastards series, starting with The Lies of Locke Lamora, by Scott Lynch - which has some awesome cons and trickery, and a similar lead character to the Thief series. It's not set in a royal court though and Locke is more a thief than a politician.

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb - I think book one? Before they go a-questing, or, in between questing. All the stuff that deals with the royal assassin side of Fitz' life.

Meredith Gentry series by LK Hamilton - in between the tiresome fucking, there's some delicious politicking. Mostly in the earlier books, and it gets so pushed out by all the sex, I wouldn't advocate spending actual money on these, library's good enough.

Song of Ice and Fire, by George RR Martin - some nice intrigue parts, but they're a lot broken up by questing and war. And of course it's serious dark, fucked up fantasy, I gave up on the series in the end, but my brother loves them.

In tone, Queen's Thief and Locke Lamora are most similar. And if you're only going to read two out of the above recs, read them.

Can anyone think of any others? I prefer fantasy to historical novels, but I could go with them in a pinch. Anything that has lots of lying and trickery and so on. 

Why can't there be a community like [ profile] spnstoryfinders  only for ALL fandoms. Some place that's regularly updated and watched by everyone and helps you find all the fics you ever wanted EVER. And it could work for profic and movies as well.

IT'D BE AWESOME (and save me a lot of time, also, sporks)

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