Aten't dead

Saw Hunger Games today on a special showing and omg, the movie does deliver. (More later, or not, because I forget and then become busy and then forget and then sleep. Or caffeinate and not sleep.)

In other news, I have been quiet lately, because of reasons.

Reasons: MA thesis (argh why, except I love my topic, but argh why), lectures, work, translations, conference papers (next week I'm going to Germany to deliver a presentation on cheerleaders. It required, absolutely required, watching Bring it On series FOR SCIENCE.), more conference papers proposals, maybe establishing my own business, building my mother's company website and e-shop, maintaining business correspondence with France and China for mom's company, taking up extra teaching hours for my university and teaching students English on a volunteer basis, organising a conference in my own institute, maintaining TAS program facebook, organising integration events between our students and foreign students, preparing for volunteering gig at a film festival next month, going back to learning French, and job search which includes weird 40-minutes phone conversations with recruitment officers carried out in Polish and English on weird subjects.

All in all, life is fun.

I also got addicted to X-box Kinect Dance Central, because whoever came up with the idea of turning exercise into a game where you get points and stars and levels was EVIL and a genius. Taking up running again too, after the winter break. Started with the treadmill and moving outside once it gets warmer.

I would get a life, but I have no time for it.

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[irl] askars :: debonair

Fic: The peace the evening brings (Brad/Nate)

Title: The peace the evening brings
Fandom: Generation Kill
Characters/Pairings: Nate/Brad
Wordcount: 1929
Rating: R
Disclaimer: Based on fictionalised portrayals as seen on the HBO miniseries.
A/N: Princess Diaries AU treequel. I can't even promise there won't be more, but I'm running out of Can You Feel the Love Tonight related titles, so that's a small mercy. First part is here and the sequel is here. I need help, but we knew that.

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[gk] nate/brad :: regency :: again

Fic: The Prince and the Iceman (Brad/Nate)

Title: The Prince and the Iceman
Fandom: Generation Kill
Characters/Pairings: Nate/Brad
Wordcount: 7133
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Based on fictionalised portrayals as seen on the HBO miniseries.
A/N: Once Upon a Time inspired fairy tale thingy, in which Nate is Prince Charming and Brad is Snow White. Will probably be continued in one way or another (because I need to write the glass coffin bit, at least ;)), but I needed this OUT of my WIP folder.

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Fic: calm surrender to the rush of day

Title: calm surrender to the rush of day
Fandom: Generation Kill
Characters/Pairings: Nate/Brad
Wordcount: 2798
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Based on fictionalised portrayals as seen on the HBO miniseries.
A/N: Princess Diaries AU sequel. The first fic is here (Now with a wonderful graphic by the amazing lunatics_word). Writing this has given me diabetes, but I kind of needed this, with the kind of week I've been having.

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[gk] nate :: war and peace

(no subject)

my great-grandmother died today.

She was 98. Had two daughters, outlived one of them. Was married for 72 years, until her husband died, 8 years ago. Had two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren (one of them, my cousin, is sixteen now). Got hit with a shrapnel to her leg during the first world war. Had three different names and three different dates of birth, so the family kind of suspects she might have been a spy.

She's been hospitalised three times during the last two months, and we've been waiting for this. Yesterday the doctors told us we could just sit in the hospital for as long as necessary, that all we could do was wait. It is sort of a relief except when it's really not.
[disc] vimes :: sarcasm

Fic: (you will be the) Death of me

Title: (you will be the) Death of me
Fandom: Generation Kill.
Pairing: Brad/Nate.
Wordcount: 4,551
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: based on fictionalised characters as seen on a tv show. All fiction.
A/N: An AU based on Discworld's Mort. I don't even know, guys. Extended notes at the end of the story, because I clearly need to explain myself.

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[irl] stark sands :: white shirt

Fic: We're gonna make them last

Title: we're gonna make them last
Fandom: Generation Kill.
Pairing: Brad/Nate.
Wordcount: 3,238.
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: based on fictionalised characters as seen on a tv show. All fiction.
A/N: Technically a sequel to one of my first AUs in this fandom, It's not a slow dance, but really, no reading of that required, all you need to know is that Brad is a cop and Nate is a lawyer. Or you don't even need to know that, as this is mostly shmoopy and fluffy porn.

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