How much a hug is worth

Sep. 25th, 2017 03:22 am
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A tinny piece with tones of fluff. Talking of physical closeness.

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"She could do it on her own, of course, she had done in the past. [...] But it was much better having Maggie by her side"

Words: 362, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

In This Together

Sep. 25th, 2017 03:10 am
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Hermione wasn't exactly ready for this, like how do you just go to the people you consider your other family and say "hi, I'm dating your daughter"

Words: 778, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

New Book on Robert A. Heinlein

Sep. 25th, 2017 08:34 am
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I think most people who used to follow me on LJ are now on facebook but I am cross posting just in case.

After my book on Heinlein went beyond a length that most academic publishers could manage (it may be around 500 pages) I decided to go with a Crowdfunding publisher called Unbound. They can keep the price down to affordable levels.

Of course I would love it if you bought the book:

ebook £12
ebook and hb £35

But what I really need is signal boosting. Please copy and paste.


https://unbound.com/books/robert-heinlein
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You may or may not be aware we had elections in Germany yesterday. The results weren't very surprising (if you've been following news and polls), but nonetheless shocking, because Nazis in German parliament for the first time in over 70 years should be. (Let me qualify the technicalities: of course we had original flavour Nazis in the very first post war parliament, it being 1949. We even had a rather prominent one, the original commentator of the Nuremberg "race laws", in Adenauer's cabinet. And there were right wing extremist parties since then who didn't pretend very hard to be anything else. But none of them reached 13%, which the right wing extremists du jour, the AFD, just did.) In practical terms: this means 80-something MPs drilled in verbal abuse and little else entering parliament as of next year. At least they won't be the official opposition, since the SPD, which had its historic worst result in the entire post war history with 20 something %, ended the governing Big Coalition last night. (This is actually a good thing and was direly necessary to save the party, imo. It governed in coalition with Merkel's conservatives for two out of three terms Angela Merkel has been chancellor, and while this wasn't the only reason for its steady loss of votes, it was a big one.) How the "Jamaica" coalition (so called because of the colors associated with the parties in question - black for the CDU/CSU, the conversative union, yellow for the FDP, the business-oriented liberal party, which will return to parliament after having been voted out four years ago, and green for the Greens, obviously) will work out is anyone's guess, but it's the best of currently available alternatives. And since the AFD does have a lot of inner fighting between its heads going on and hasn't yet managed to actually do something constructive in any of the provincial parliaments they were already in, they might destroy themselves over the next four years, as the 80s flavor of right wing extremists did (they were called Republicans, I kid you not). None of that changes me feeling thoroughly disgusted this morning at 13% of our electorate, and angry with a lot of other people as well.

Here are two articles from two of our leading papers translated into English which analyze the election and its results:

Tears won't change a thing (from the Süddeutsche, in which Heribert Prantl says that we're the recovering alcoholic of nations, which is why it's differently serious when part of our electorate falls off the wagon to get drunk on demagogery, racism and authoritarianism again)

The Panic Orchestra, which also analyses the role the media played (because just as with Trump, the bloody AFD seemed to be on tv all the time)

On the bright(er) side of things, there were spontanous anti AFD marches on the street in Berlin and Cologne last night, and they were soundly defeated as also rans in Munich. (Which is a relief on a personal level, since I live there, and also because of history.)

Speaking of Munich, to conclude on a distracting and cheerier note, the Süddeutsche also hosts an US journalist who last week penned this column:

11 things Americans get wrong about the Oktoberfest

Crazy Harpy.

Sep. 25th, 2017 02:56 am
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Lucius always thought Bellatrix unstable but now she's nothing short of insane.. though Narcissa doesn't agree.

Words: 324, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Your Girl

Sep. 25th, 2017 02:55 am
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Mæja is very in love, and everybody else is starting to notice.

Words: 3380, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Beyblade Indian Tours

Sep. 25th, 2017 02:45 am
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Ray got a letter in which it was said that Mr. Dickenson is calling Ray to Tyson's town for new tournament

Words: 698, Chapters: 2/?, Language: English

Emotional Mess

Sep. 25th, 2017 02:43 am
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Mahiru and Aoi hide their relationship from their families. Mahiru hides her concern for their relationship in the future.

Words: 1101, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

How Many Times

Sep. 25th, 2017 02:23 am
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Iris asks herself “How many times is too many times to casually sleep with your best friend?”

Words: 819, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Reyes Falls

Sep. 25th, 2017 02:20 am
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Reyes Vidal may have the mind of a relatively reasonable man, but he has the life of a telenovela sister in-law.

Words: 7885, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 2 of Nibblet of Love

Youthful Indiscretions

Sep. 25th, 2017 02:20 am
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It always seems that your vows get tested hardest thirty seconds after you leave the Monastery. Marlitharn leaves the cloister at Haashimut and within what feels like twenty-minutes meets the prettiest twi'lek in existence.

Words: 7848, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 7 of Beyond Destiny: Short Side Pieces (Entirely Out Of Order)

C H I M A E R A M (propuesta #3)

Sep. 25th, 2017 02:11 am
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❝No eres muerte,
mi vida, eres mío❞

Quimera; Sueño o ilusión que es producto de la imaginación y que se anhela o se persigue pese a ser muy improbable que se realice.

Words: 1728, Chapters: 2/?, Language: Español

we all fell down when the sun came up

Sep. 25th, 2017 02:10 am
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It started like this: she was a fucking idiot. She went to a bar and tried to get smashed enough to forget the fact that she couldn't do right by her kid.
And here's the middle; trapped in a magic house, sitting round a dining table with two people who may not be entirely human. It's pretty bad, Sarah thinks, but it's not going to be the end.

Words: 2854, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

First Contact

Sep. 25th, 2017 01:55 am
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They say we’re alone. That we’re the smartest. The greatest. That all changed a few months ago, when aliens literally came crashing down to Earth.

Apparently there was a war, in our section of the galaxy. They never meant to even glance our way, they were supposed to avoid us.

Jeeze, goes to show we’re no the only incompetent creatures out there.

Words: 314, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.

Sep. 25th, 2017 01:50 am
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A little something I wrote during my freak out of 2x09 of Wynonna Earp.

Widow Mercedes comes knocking at Nicole's door, but she's not looking for the seal at that moment in time.

No beta, all mistakes are mine and mine alone, criticism is appreciated. (Seriously.)

Words: 2019, Chapters: 2/?, Language: English

Bonnie&Clyde Have Nothing On Us

Sep. 25th, 2017 01:48 am
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He didn't kill her. She ended up falling for him. He thinks maybe he grew fond of her. She died. He ended up in jail. They're story was writing in history a thousand times over. He doesn't know regret and somehow she never felt it.

 

Or in other words iya's just a victim who fell in love with her captor. And hec knew that iya would.

Words: 359, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Interviewed

Sep. 25th, 2017 01:33 am
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The familiar sound of heels tapping on the cold tile of Lena's office was music to Kara's ears. She zoned in on the Luthor and just stared at her, completely and utterly lost for words as the woman dressed in her usual tight black skirt and loose blouse came to greet Kara with a quick hug. Luthor's were good at making Supers powerless—but not like this.

"Hello, Kara. Thank you for coming on such short notice." Lena leaned back, hands still gripping the reporters' elbows.

Kara ducked her head and smiled, painfully aware of the feeling of Lena's hips underneath her fingers. "It's not a problem."

Or, Lena owes Cat Grant a favor and calls Kara into her office for help.

Words: 2263, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

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