This week, apparently, it's Buffy. I read Wiseacress's Modus Vivendi sometime during my sojourn in the fandom, in 2002-03, but I left the fandom for Due South before discovering Ars Moriendi, the alternate ending. I have been meaning to reread Modus Vivendi and read Ars Moriendi since at least 2005; I remember sitting in my Information Structure class in the fall of 2005 and concluding that I couldn't just read AM without rereading MV, and being emotionally unprepared to cope even with the reread, nevermind the surely-greater-bleakness of the alternate ending that had dying in the title instead of living. In July of 2008, maybe while switching over computers or something, I emailed both stories to myself, and they have sat unread in a folder in my email ever since.
This week I read them! They were awesome and gut-punchy and reminded me quite a lot of how inevitable Derek/Stiles was for me because, ohai, Spike/Xander, I imprinted on you just a little bit. (And, uh, ohai story where the smart-mouthed fragile human is broken and needs the big bad monster to take care of him. Hiiiii there. I'll... be over here. Writing that.)
Speaking of things I have been reading, now in the vein of things that other people might also want to read! OMG I totally suck and forgot to link you all to the awesome awesome tw_holidays story I got!
these inconvenient fireworks is gorgeous gorgoues Lydia/Jackson. I think I possibly asked for Lydia topping werewolf!Jackson into the ground, and that is definitely what I got. :D :D :D
Oh, and, update for people who were super helpful with advice about clearing clogged drains a few weeks ago: the Cobra Zip-It (linked mainly for the awesomely gross user-submitted photos) is fanatastic! No more scary Dran-o for me! :D I did a bunch of shopping last night, mostly for gifts but also a slightly-alarming dollar amount of clothing, and the thing I was really excited to come home and try out was the $3 drain-clearing piece of plastic, and it was WORTH ALL THE PENNIES.
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