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Ahoy there!   Here be Pirate fics!  Dashing tales of desperate men, cruel fate, and forbidden romance!  Accounts of captured cabin boys, estranged families, and duels to the death! Stories of battle and bedding on the high seas!  

So, just as I was looking for some awesome fics to rec this month, two things happened.  First, I came to the dismayed realization that I desperately need to improve my tagging habits  *sheepish grin*,  and second, one of my favorite writing pairs just put the final touches on their latest WIP - one I've been following like a cat focused on a moving laser pointer. Thus I decided this batch of recs will feature bloodthirsty historical criminals, sex, and enormous amounts of h/c schmoop.  ^_^   Don't let the warnings on these fics put you off, these are not dark!fics - for the most part, they're actually intentional romances: slashy versions of good old-fashioned bodice-rippers - and everyone knows how a good romance ends!  

Blanket warnings for florid turns of phrase, innaccurate use/abuse of historical and nautical terminology, violence, mild gore, swashbuckling, thievery, naval battles, tight pants, scurvy knaves, looting, plundering, and general skulduggery.  They're pirates.   ; )




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U.S. Petition to prevent ACTA

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lk737 at U.S. Petition to prevent ACTA
Kosmonaunt on Tumblr just posted this link to the U.S. Petition to stop ACTA. Here is what was said about it:

Americans, this is a link to the White House petition to End ACTA and get the Obama Administration to withdraw its support! This petition needs 25,000 signatures by February 20, 2012! Please, Please take a minute to sign this petition!! I'm sure the more signatures we get, the greater chance the Obama Administration may listen to us.

Please pass this along!!

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/!/petition/end-acta-and-protect-our-right-privacy-internet/MwfSVNBK?
utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl

Please check it out and Retweet if you're on Twitter (hashtag #ActAgainstACTA). Here is the shortened link for Twitter -- http://t.co/suHDHx8K



Thank you to everyone on my flist and twitter for talking about this and making us so aware! You guys have really filled my flist with so much information! *massive hugs*



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In slightly less depressing, but possibly more (personally) terrifying news, I have registered for Wincon! I figure this is maybe the last chance I'll have to attend a con during a year when Supernatural is still airing new episodes. After all, there's no guarantee of an 8th season - yet.

I have never attended a con before and never expected to attend one ever - I could never afford to get to most of them - Chicago? L.A.? Nope, don't have that kind of cash. But Dallas? Only a few hours away? I kind of feel like I have to go, if only to keep from being disappointed in my fan-self!

Nerve-wrackingly, I know absolutely no-one in fandom on a personal basis. Everyone seems really nice and friendly in their posts, though, and the podcast for the con indicated that they're used to dealing with "newbs", so I feel like at there might at least be a certain tolerance for an awkward new fangirl (wouldn't that make for a great sitcom? Cross New Girl and Big Bang Theory and get Zooey Deschanel in SGA drag hanging with Leonard and the guys, plus Kristen Bell and the cast of Fanboys attending cons around the world: there would be comic relief in the form of a misunderstood/emo Dalek that always tries different cosplay at each event, not understanding why everyone looks embarassed when it starts chatting in Klingon or throwing out Red Dwarf trivia while kitted out as a steampunk Sailor Moon) ....Hopefully, there will also be tolerance of nervous rambling (crossed fingers).

If nothing else, I can at least stop in and visit my sister, so there's that.   *nervous smile*
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EVERYONE IS DOING PDFs FOR THEIR BIGBANGS!


OK, not everyone, but lots of people - and others are pitching in to make PDFs for those who don't have time to do it themselves!  And I think I might need to get myself a Mediafire account or something because I LOVE THIS!

I LOVE THAT THIS IS HAPPENING!

Now, if only the artists could all be persuaded to make default ebook covers, everything would be perfect.

I still would like to find some way to get a tutorial from my fav PDFers like [livejournal.com profile] too_rational  and the [livejournal.com profile] saucyminxfix  on how they get their PDFs to keep the same font in Calibre.  Mine always convert to Times-Roman - I hate Times-Roman.
To keep the conversion from churning out a bunch of missing characters (a l, sma l, tota ly, or fne, frm, and ftfu ly) I always have to set OpenOffice to Verdana, which doesn't give me a lot of leeway with the look of the file.  Maybe because I don't care about chapter headings or a table of contents? Eh.


But in other news, [livejournal.com profile] poor_choices  has once again created wonderful fic!  This time it's a sideways, affectionate J2 take on Asimov's I, Robot called Look What They Made.   Heart warming, bantering scifi is to love!
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Brain connection to RL will be offline for the duration. 

Crisis alerts only will be rerouted direct to nervous system.

Non-essential systems will run read only.

Management regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

Direct optical feed commences in  3... 2... 1...
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Hmmm, mostly J2, I think.   HUGE WARNING!   I fail at descriptions!  Will edit later with better info O_o

Let's see, some classics that have been recced everywhere:

Keepsake by [livejournal.com profile] indysaur  -  Wall-E tribute, SPN award-winner with indestructible robot!Jared and explorer clone!Jensen made me tear up. Achingly beautiful. 

Butterflies and Hurricanes by [livejournal.com profile] audrarose  - everything she writes is wonderful, but this was pretty near perfect - a crack team of genetically modified warriors attempts to keep the world safe and Jensen is the standoffish key to their success - why is he so determined to keep everyone at arm's length? Insecure (with good reason)!Jensen and a determined, devoted Jared. Plus Misha blows things up!

The Sword of Stars by [livejournal.com profile] paleogymnast  - seriously, a space saga set in galaxy far, far away with a fully developed culture, concept and plot - yes, just like in a real book!

and some personal favorites:

OK, first and foremost Queensguard by [livejournal.com profile] aramuin  - all I need to say is ... dragons.  On earth.  People on modern day earth transforming into dragons to save the world from invading aliens. And Jared and Jensen work together on some CW TV show.  I do not have words for how awesome this is. And - squee! - sequel(s)!

This Hell We've Made
by [livejournal.com profile] bewaretheides15  -  also a superpowered team, led by an Xavier-like JDM and secret empath!Jared. New team member Jensen can heal everything except his heart and soul. Jared can't let go for fear of hurting others - can healing Jared help Jensen learn to heal himself?

Storm Bait
by [livejournal.com profile] ficscape  - I loved Iowa, but I never expected such great scifi/fantasy from her BB.  Her hurt!Jensen-fu is beyond par and the world of the Dreamers is such a rich creation. The idea of a reanimated prostitute/assassin!Jensen makes me drool in a good way, and magical powers/rebellious scion!Jared grew on me as the fic progressed - I totally can't wait for the sequel she promised for this year's BB!

Possibilities You Don't Even Know You've Got by the inestimable [livejournal.com profile] poor_choices , a goddess among ficcers if there ever was one.  Superhero AU with Jared as the Lois Lane type and a Jensen as the masked hero he crushes on.  As always, the dialogue is the stand-out.

The Life and Times of Lois Lane by [livejournal.com profile] vorpalblades  - this time Jared's the hero and Jensen's trying to deal with the havoc his husband's 'hobby' creates.  Really sweet.

The Face verse by [livejournal.com profile] hunters_retreat   - super sexy Jensen/Dean/Alec/Priestly AU set in an apocalyptic future where tattoos are a means of control and Sam is captured by Them.  But mostly just sexy x 1000.

Planetfall by [livejournal.com profile] ciaan  - Jensen is just minding his own business, taking his scientific readings  from outer orbit when his ship is waylaid by space pirate!Jared.  When Jensen saves Jared from disaster and they make an emergency planetfall, it seems the former hostage and smirking pirate need each other to survive.  

Home Is Where the Heart Is
 by [livejournal.com profile] hunters_retreat -  space station romance - or it would be if Jensen's Gifts will let him see that Jared is just waiting to let him in. Lovely.

500 Light Years From Home
by [livejournal.com profile] candygramme  - ex-military, now space adventurer Jared sets off in a newly purchased starship with a motley crew of J2 regulars - yes, there is Chad - and runs into Jensen in a most unusual place. Bonus points for best use of a Tyranosaur outside of the Dresden files.

Out in the Dark verse  by [livejournal.com profile] zuben_eschamali  - this is still a WIP - more is promised! - but the beginning alone with its Trek-ish sex pollen episode is worth a read and it only gets more interesting from there.

The Future's Nothing New verse by [livejournal.com profile] atimi  - this has everything all over Flash Gordon - space adventurer!Jared, freed slave!Jensen,  captain!JDM,  creepy alien monsters, and even space vampires. So much fun!  Also WIP, I think.

Rule 26 by [livejournal.com profile] fleshflutter  - definitely WIP for now - why does every evil overlord always fall for the one gorgeous person who has a perfect reason to attempt to thwart them at every turn?  [livejournal.com profile] fleshflutter  is the only writer whose bad!Jensen I can stand (I don't really do dark!fic), because she makes her characters so complex.  Also, picturing Jared cast as Princess Leia(ish) = priceless!

End of the World   by [livejournal.com profile] annella  - so good.  Superheroes - and exes - Jared and Jensen are back together hooking up and fighting evil after a fortuitous blind date match-up.  But their latest supervillain may render all their relationship problems moot.

Naked Under Here by [livejournal.com profile] fleshflutter  - again with the not particularly nice/kind of slutty!Jensen, but it works! Total superhero/comic book vibe is fantastic and Jared's angst about whether Jensen's interested in more than just no-strings hook-ups makes for a more modern adult graphic-novel type counterpoint.

Steel and Blood by [livejournal.com profile] calamitycrow  - cyborg!Jensen and enslaved clone!Jared.  Her stuff is all good, but this seeming snippet of what seems to be a much larger Dune-esque scifi world hooked me with all the built-in background and characters - maybe I mean Farscape-esque. Anyway, it's also totally hot with a little dub-con (but not really) thrown in.  See also, Three's a Crowd for more NC-17 superpowered hotness.

THERE WILL BE MORE!
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I nominate [livejournal.com profile] longsufferingly  for everything .. just because.
(Okay, also I might have just been re-reading her superhero J2 fic)
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                        for many things  - but mostly for the spn marathon that made my day a joy

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