Feb. 24th, 2013

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Being Yamanaka Ino (Ino | PG13 | 1,000 words): Ten drabbles about the rules Ino has for herself. Just a short, neat look at Ino and who she really is beyond the person that everyone sees.

Excerpt:
Indeed, there are rules, very strict rules, to being Yamanaka Ino.

She made them up herself.
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Open House (Addams family, Dumbledore, McGonagall, Snape | PG13 | 1,967 words): The Addams visit Hogwarts to see if it'd be a suitable school for Wednesday and Pugsley. Oh, the hilarious crack! This is funny and the perfect length so that it doesn't overstay its welcome.

Excerpt:
"Leaving a kid's entire educational future up to the whim of a talking hat--brilliant, old man!" he muttered gleefully.

McGonagall set the Sorting Hat on the fuzzy scalp of the boy. The Hat's point shot straight up into the air, and the old brim quivered. In a low, strangled voice the Sorting Hat cried out—

"—Azkaban!"

The tall, dark woman gently clutched the man's arm and murmured throatily, "Oh Gomez!"

"Chip off the old block, Tish!"
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Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out (Miko Kusanagi, Radek Zelenka | G | 1,440 words): Miko has a temper. This is a great little look at two minor characters and who they are beyond their work.

Excerpt:
Miko was barefoot, in a pair of soft leggings and a dark red tunic. It looked Athosian-made, and he wondered who she had traded for it. But what really caught his attention was her hair, which streamed over her shoulders like a dark wave. He had never seen her with her hair loose before. Always, in the labs, it was pulled back from her face; tightly contained, just like her temper.
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Augement (Miles O'Brien, Julian Bashir | G | 168 words): O'Brien doesn't really get what being augmented means until he can see it. This packs a nice little punch in its few words about Bashir's life.

Excerpt:
It was the day that O'Brien came to understand what 'genetically enhanced augment' really meant.

Not the abstract. Not the 'idea' of what an augment was, or could be, but the reality.
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Past Imperfect (Arthur/Merlin | NC17 | 2,310): Something's wrong when Merlin wakes up, but he's the only one who's concerned. This entire fic is such a sweet delight from start to finish, with Merlin's confusion and the easy relationship between Merlin and Arthur and their shared history that's hinted at and, oh, just everything else.

Excerpt:
Arthur opened his eyes to find Merlin staring at him.

"Something is very, very wrong here," Merlin said in a hushed tone.

"I'll say," Arthur grumbled. "You're on my pillow." And then he unceremoniously shoved Merlin out of bed onto the floor, and Merlin yelped and there was some associated racket, but Arthur just pulled the covers over his head and went back to sleep.