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More updates here and added to the masterpost. Behind the cut: 2 Harry/Nick, 2 Liam/Louis, 1 Louis/Zayn, 2 Harry/Niall, 2 Louis/Niall, 1 multiship.

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More updates here and added to the masterpost. Behind the cut: 5 Harry/Nick, 2 Liam/Louis, 2 Harry/Niall, 1 multiship.

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Well, I haven't done this in a while!

More updates here and added to the masterpost. Behind the cut: 2 Harry/Nick, 2 Liam/Louis, 2 Harry/Zayn, 1 Louis/Zayn, 2 Harry/Niall, 1 Liam/Niall, 2 Harry/Louis, 1 multiship, 1 threesome, and 1 other pairing (Niall/Julian). Whew!

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Hi folks,

Getting rid of some books and DVDs. I'll send any of these to you for the cost of shipping (or even that's negotiable if shipping would be a hardship--I just don't wanna blanket offer since it's a lot of books).

You can email me at this username at gmail with your address & desired books and I'll ship 'em out this week.

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More updates here and added to the masterpost. Behind the cut: 3 Harry/Nick, 1 Louis/Nick, 2 Liam/Louis, 1 Niall/Bressie, 2 Louis/Niall, 2 multiship, 4 threesomes/moresomes.

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More updates here and added to the masterpost. Behind the cut: 4 Harry/Nick, 2 Liam/Louis, 1 Harry/Zayn, 1 Niall/Bressie, 1 Louis/Zayn, 1 Niall/Zayn, 1 multiship, 1 threesome.

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More updates here and added to the masterpost. Behind the cut: 6 Harry/Nick, 1 Liam/Louis, 3 Harry/Zayn, 1 Louis/Zayn, 1 Harry/Niall, 1 Harry/Louis, 1 multiship, 1 threesome.

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More updates here and added to the masterpost. Behind the cut: 4 Harry/Nick, 2 Liam/Louis, 1 Harry/Zayn, 3 Harry/Niall, 1 Liam/Zayn, 3 threesomes & moresomes, 1 other pairing (Louis/Eleanor).

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More updates here and added to the masterpost. Behind the cut: 8 Harry/Nick, 2 Liam/Louis, 1 Harry/Zayn, 2 Harry/Louis, 2 threesomes/moresomes.

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More updates here and added to the masterpost. Behind the cut: 7 Harry/Nick, 1 Louis/Nick, 1 Liam/Louis, 1 Harry/Zayn, 1 Harry/Liam, 1 Liam/Zayn, 1 multiship, 1 threesome, 1 other (Harry/Michael Clifford from 5 Seconds of Summer)

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More updates here and added to the masterpost. Behind the cut: 5 Harry/Nick, 3 Liam/Louis, 1 Harry/Zayn, 1 Niall/Zayn, 1 Harry/Louis, 1 multiship, 3 threesomes and moresomes.

Since I realized I had never said this about the 1D recs, though I did about Sherlock: I don't necessarily rec all the best things I read; I rec the things that I think a reader would me would like. Roughly, I'm more likely to rec: happy endings but with angst or pining along the way; new relationships as opposed to established relationships; more porn (as opposed to less porn) and certain kinds of D/s related kink in particular; and less flowery writing styles as opposed to more flowery ones. Again, those aren't objective statements of quality, just the things that I like and the things that are more likely to show up on this recs list.

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More updates behind the cut (and added to the masterpost). Behind the cut: 8 Harry/Nick, 2 Louis/Nick, 1 Liam/Louis, 1 Harry/Zayn, 1 multiship, 2 OT5ish.

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More updates behind the cut (and added to the masterpost). Behind the cut: 8 Harry/Nick, 2 Louis/Nick, 2 Liam/Louis, 1 Harry/Louis, 1 multiship, 1 threesome.

Also, I forgot to thank [livejournal.com profile] noeon, whose Rectober 2014 posts got me reading 1D fic via the rec to sunsetmog's If This is Love (thus dooming her to eternal suffering as I talked to her about nothing but 1D for six months). Ty! :D

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More updates behind the cut (and added to the masterpost). 8 Harry/Nick, 1 Louis/Nick, 1 Liam/Louis, 1 Harry/Zayn, 1 Niall/Bressie, 1 multiship, 1 threesome, 1 gen.

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Rather like I did for Sherlock, here's a post of my favorite One Direction fics, split by pairing. This is a companion to my reading spreadsheet, which includes fics I'd rate a 6/10 or higher; the ones from that spreadsheet that make it to this recs list are the ones that hit my particular reading tastes particularly hard. I'll keep adding to this over at least the next couple of months, probably, till I'm caught up on all my reading since October when I first started in this fandom.

This list owes a great debt to [livejournal.com profile] noeon whose Rectober 2014 posts got me reading 1D fic via the rec to sunsetmog's If This is Love (thus dooming her to eternal suffering as I talked to her about nothing but 1D for six months). Ty! :D

I don't necessarily rec all the best things I read; I rec the things that I think a reader would me would like. Roughly, I'm more likely to rec: happy endings but with angst or pining along the way; new relationships as opposed to established relationships; more porn (as opposed to less porn) and certain kinds of D/s related kink in particular; and less flowery writing styles as opposed to more flowery ones. Again, those aren't objective statements of quality, just the things that I like and the things that are more likely to show up on this recs list.

One Direction recs )
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So I've been watching Mark Reads Fifty Shades of Grey videos (which...I feel kind of bad about that, because he obviously doesn't like the books, but his freakouts at various lines and events are both entertaining and informative?)

Anyway, so the book has a bunch of awful parts, but--unrelated to those bits--there was an interesting paragraph that echoed something from one of my favorite fanfics of all time, rageprufrock's The Least of All Possible Mistakes. I found it very interesting, from a writing perspective, how the two passages portray not only their very different protagonists and prose styles, but also very specific kinds of...romantic ideals, I guess? Anyway, should anyone care to read them, I've excerpted the passages below. They both concern a situation where the romantic hero provides clothing to the romantic heroine, and ends up buying an entire outfit (shoes and undergarments included); in fact, weirdly enough, both of the women receive jeans and blue shirts, and both passages discuss the fact that it's the romantic hero's assistant who purchased the undergarments.

Passage from Fifty Shades )

Passage from The Least of All Possible Mistakes )
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Hey, a meme! Three random lines from three WiPs:

1. It's a bit unhygienic, but Niall can tell Paul to get the sofa cleaned later.

2. Nick grinned, though it turned into a grimace as Harry slid through a multiple-lane change and made another eye-watering right turn to a gentle chorus of car horns.

3. John's destructive impulse: currently high.
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OK, writing holiday cards tomorrow--your last chance if you want one! :) Leave addresses here on DW or here on LJ.

(No, seriously, if you want one, tell me where you live. I have so many cards, I need to get rid of 'em...)
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Today I:

  • Turned 30 (eeeeek!)

  • Woke up intending to go into work for a seminar at noon, then lazed in bed until it was too late to catch the bus; took a long hot shower anyway; went back to bed, read some fanfic, and then fell asleep for 3 more glorious hours

  • Planned out a kind of insane bus schedule to pick up sushi, a burrito, donuts, and macarons, ie things from my 4 favorite food places in [current city] that do takeout, and managed to fit all those in (except the donuts, since the shop closes earlier than I thought) and still catch the once-per-hour best bus home despite getting out the door 20 minutes later than planned

  • Started up making a spreadsheet of all the One Direction fic I've read, by digging through my AO3 history. I did that for Sherlock and it was super helpful, actually (up to about 6 million words read in Sherlock fandom, and I can keep track of which authors I liked and which I didn't). I started reading 1D fic in early October, when I read my first 1D fic on [livejournal.com profile] noeon's recommendation. So far I'm back to November 8, and I've logged about 800,000 words of 1D fanfic. Which is...kind of a lot? But still less than the entire Harry Potter series, and it wouldn't take me a month to read that? Hmm.

  • Had cause to Google "Samuel Delany nipple piercings"


So, a good birthday, all in all :D