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This dumb show definitely has its claws in me now. And after last week’s episode I kept thinking about how right Lucy was to be scared of smallpox more than anything else. Do you know how many scary historical diseases there are that we now have no immunity to? SO MANY. They need to get that shit sorted now. 

Also on my ao3.

“Agent Christopher, hi. We need smallpox vaccinations.”

Agent Christopher looked up from her laptop and blinked in surprise. “Excuse me?”

Lucy set her bag down on the board room table and set her hands on her hips in what must have been a bid to look more authoritative. “Smallpox vaccinations. We need them. I should have brought it up before now, and I suppose that’s my fault as the historian here, but we’ve hardly had time to catch our breaths, let alone discuss… disease protocols for time travellers.”

Agent Christopher nodded slowly. “Okay?”

“Did you know historians estimate that 90% of the native population of the Americas was wiped out by smallpox and other old world diseases they had no immunity to? That’s NINE ZERO. Smallpox was officially eradicated in 1979, which means that Rufus, Wyatt, and I have no immunity either. And yet there we were, slogging through a swamp in 1754, at risk any moment from one of the most notoriously deadly diseases in human history. And what would happen if one of us unknowingly infected people back here? Do you have any idea how smallpox suddenly showing up again would impact our world? Not to mention the number of questions that would raise–”

Agent Christopher held a hand up, cutting off Lucy’s tirade. “Alright, your point is very well-taken, Lucy. We will get the three of you vaccinated, possibly everyone in first contact with you just to be safe. However, I’m still not clear why you’re telling this to me. I’m not a doctor.”

“Oh.” Lucy shifted. “Well I don’t really know where one gets smallpox vaccinations anymore. I figured you would have to talk to the CDC.”

Agent Christopher breathed deeply through her nose. “Fine. I’ll make a call. Anything else?”

“Uh, yes actually.” Lucy dug into her pocket and pulled out a folded piece of paper. “There’s not necessarily inoculations for all of these, but I think we should at least have treatments on hand for plague, typhus, typhoid, cholera, dysentery, malaria, yellow fever, spanish flu–” Lucy looked up from her list, “–Do you think we’re likely to go to England in the 16th century? Because then I’d add sweating sickness too. Oh, and Rufus wants to keep a better selection of spare parts with us in case he has to make emergency repairs to the lifeboat again.”

Agent Christopher rolled her eyes. “And any requests from Mr. Logan?”

Lucy checked her list. “He wants to bring more weapons. But we thought the other things took priority.”

Jiya stuck her head around the conference door and smiled tightly when she saw Lucy. “Oh good, you’re here already.” She turned to Agent Christopher. “Flynn’s just left again. Texas, 1969.”

Agent Christopher sighed and got to her feet. “Call the others in. Lucy, you better go with her and find out what he’s up to this time.”

Lucy took a step to follow Jiya, and then hesitated.

“I will get those vaccinations ready for you as soon as possible,” Agent Christopher responded to her unasked question. “But unless you think you’re likely to encounter smallpox in 1969, I suggest you get going.”

Lucy relaxed a little and nodded gratefully. “Fair enough. And thank you, Agent, for listening. I just want to make sure my team is safe out there.”

“Believe it or not, so do I.” Agent Christopher’s mouth twitched a little in what could almost have been a smile. “But for now, let’s just say that any diseases you contract in the swinging 60s will be your own damn fault.”
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Finn/Rey. Nothing says ~romance~ in the Star Wars universe like temporary blindness. 
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Title: fundamental things
Summary: Felicity is in the foundry late when Sara comes to see her. She's not interested in keeping any more secrets either. Post-2x13.
Characters: Felicity Smoak, Sara Lance
Word Count: 1,045
Rating: G
Disclaimer: If they were mine, Felicity and Sara would be guaranteed bffs for life. no take backs ever.
Author's Note: Thanks to [personal profile] fidesangelus for the beta!

It was late, and Felicity had promised Diggle and Oliver that she would be right behind them when they had left... half an hour ago. )
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Title: Aftermath
Summary: Team Arrow drives back to Starling City.
Characters: Oliver Queen, Felicity Smoak, John Diggle
Word Count: 1,157
Rating: G
Disclaimer: If I had any say in this show Oliver and Felicity would be engaging in a lot more undercover make outs. And on cover make outs. Hur hur.
Author's Note: Thanks are once again due to the wondrous [personal profile] fidesangelus, for being extremely indulgent and not laughing outright at my overblown display of pride that I somehow managed to transfer an idea to page, and for then proceeding to beta this thing into some kind of coherent state. Any leftover blunders are all my own.

Oliver woke up, momentarily disoriented )
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As is hyperbole. ;)

But since it is 12/12/12 and the last time such a thing will happen in my lifetime (*gulps*)--and because I haven't posted in over two months--I thought today warranted a post. But basically my life has been chugging along as normal, with the standard mix of work-home-work-home-friends-family-obsessive watching of tv. So nothing too worthy of note on this historic day. Alas!

So instead how about some fic amnesty... Avengers style!

Of course I'm still into it )

Otherwise Christmas preparations are beginning. And for once I've managed to get a good number of presents ready early! WOO HOO, GO ME. Of course I expect I'll still be panicking over that last-minute gift on the 23rd, but at least I won't be panicking over ALL the gifts. Mostly I'm excited for some snow and decorating--a mid-week latke-making Hanukkah party with friends this week--lots of cookies, and of course, for all the Yuletide reveals to come to us. ;)

WHO ELSE IS HOPING FOR A BUTTLOAD OF LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES FIC THIS YEAR????
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Title: Them That's Got
Summary: Natasha catches Steve in a nostalgic mood.
Characters: Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton
Word Count: 950
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Since this is a Joss thing again, I'll go back to an old favourite. A vague disclaimer is nobody's friend!
Author's Note:Yes, as is my constant refrain these days: I'm still not over it. This is the kind of thing that happens when I listen to Billie Holiday and suddenly have Wibbly Sad Steve Rogers Feels. And add to the mix my complete disinterest in anything that doesn't have at least a smidgen of Assassins in Love in it. Many thanks to [personal profile] noblealice for the excellent beta as always.

Steve Rogers was sitting on a couch when Natasha walked into the room, his head back against the seat, eyes closed as the wistful sound of Billie Holiday spun from an old record player. )
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In the course of this evening I've gone through the small journey of wondering how to say a few things in Russian, to believing I could totally learn the language through the intrepid use of wikipedia and google translate, to deciding that Russian is actually insane and probably just an elaborate practical joke the Russians are playing on the rest of the world. (They would.)

Basically; for those not in the know, I am in a massive spiral and it's not going anywhere yet. I would ask for help ...but I'm having too much fun.

(But honestly, there needs to be a Natasha Romanoff fic called the girl on fire. I would try to write it, but I keep getting distracted trying to understand Russian diminutives.

So let's pretend this is a fic amnesty thing, and here's what I got:

She's been with SHIELD a week when she spars with Agent Barton in a training room. She isn't an agent herself yet, but a barely-tolerated liability, her every movement scrutinized and studied for the slightest slip in her loyalties. Let them scrutinize this, she thinks, and makes a jab for Barton's lower ribs. )

If anyone wants to make something of this jumble, go nuts!)

In the meantime, I think I feel a Doctor Zhivago* reread coming on. Maybe I've still got my notes on all the characters' BAJILLION DIFFERENT NAMES. Or I could just sneak off with my dad's copy of Russian folktales. I always liked the one with the little flying horse. It has pictures. ;D

*Fun fact! My copy of Doctor Zhivago smells like chocolate, thanks to the time in highschool that I forgot it in my bag with a melting fudgesicle. Moral of the story: irresponsible book care sometimes leads to awesome results!
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Title: Better Days
Summary: Some things are inherited. Including a need to temper bad days with whiskey.
Characters: Simon Foster, Etta Bishop
Word Count: 875
Rating: G
Disclaimer: I disclaim everything beyond a sudden and passionate love for these two new characters. And an ongoing appreciation for Dunham Dinners.
Author's Note: The wise and influential [personal profile] ohvienna was requesting some Simon/Etta fic in the aftermath of Fringe's latest episode "Letters in Transit," and I wanted very much to oblige. (Although let's be honest, she was hardly the only one to be whacked across the face with that particular feelings stick. SHIPPING IT.) I set out to write a light and funny, Simon-and-Etta-Have-Dunham-Dinner-Fun-Times-and-then-Maybe-Hook-Up-a-Little drabble, and instead ended up writing Simon-and-Etta-Have-Dunham-Dinner-Morose-Feelings-Times-and-Do-Absolutely-No-Hooking-Up-At-All drabble. Basically because I am the worst. But at least I've set the bar nice and low for all Simon/Etta fics to follow. ;) Much thanks to [personal profile] fidesangelus for the quick beta!

Yay whiskey! )
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Title: Changes in Circumstance
Summary: Alexis's family has gone through some changes lately. She's fairly happy about it all.
Characters: Alexis Castle; Jim Beckett.
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Andrew Marlowe is a pretty rad dude, and I'm sure he wouldn't mind me abusing his characters just a little in the name of some innocent fun.
Author's Note: Many months ago (and possibly a few times since) I promised [livejournal.com profile] fidesangelus I would write her CANADIAN BABIES FIC (aka Castle/Beckett babies who would obvs be beautiful little Canadians, whatever you believe it too). Suffice to say it never happened... UNTIL NOW. Proof that good things come to those who wait. A ridiculously long time. For lazy friends. But at least I still beat Marlowe out on this one! It's also occurred to me that I seem to be incapable of writing anything besides babyfic now, but I've decided to be okay with that. Babies are adorable! And I have no shame. ;D

The phone call finally came—buzzing on silent against the table until Alexis snatched it up in one quick movement and pressed it against her ear.  )
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I've had this Haven fic stuck in my head for ages and it feels like it's never going to be written. So I thought I'd try the tested and true method of just ignoring it and flexing my atrophied writing muscles elsewhere. So if you want to leave me some prompts, I'll comment fic you back with 100 words or less (ish). Just to get some writerliness back into my self.

All my fandoms are fair game--check 'em out here or on my tumblr (same user name) if you'd like. And if you've left me any unfulfilled prompts in the past (yes, Carrie) then of course you can leave them again! But no promises. ;P
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Title: Tarrytown, NY
Summary: The Altworld. A new Fringe event hits far too close to home for Olivia.
Words: 2,148
Rating: PG
Spoilers/Timeline: Post-"Bloodline," and vaguely based on the promo for "6:02 AM EST." Sure to be thoroughly Dunhammed by it tomorrow.
Disclaimer: Somewhere there is a universe where I own it all. But alas, it is not this one.
Author's Note: My thanks to [livejournal.com profile] fidesangelus, the speediest beta ever! Definitely the person to go to when saying "I wrote a fic in a blur after midnight, and want to have it up in an hour or so. That's reasonable, right?" This one's for you, Carrie!

So, Agent Dunham, your first week back at work )
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Title: Unrequitedness
Summary: Lincoln figures it's time to come clean to Olivia. Coming clean to a new mum just means he needs to work on his perfect timing.
Words: 1,344
Rating: PG
Spoilers/Timeline: Post-3x18 "Bloodline"
Disclaimer: Somewhere there is a universe where I own it all. But alas, it is not this one.
Author's Note: So yes, technically this also qualifies as babyfic. But could not be helped. I have hormones and they have needs, people. I APOLOGIZE FOR NOTHING. :D
Thanks as always to the best beta ever, [livejournal.com profile] noblealice. As an homage to her wit and keen insight, this is also secretly titled "WELCOME TO ADORABLE TOWN. POPULATION: LINCOLN LEE."

He was doing a poor job of convincing himself he wouldn’t regret this.  )
hjea: (buffy-protect the giles brains)
So I'm halfway through reading week and running out of procrastinate-y things to do when I thought, "AHA!" (I do think this way) "You know what I haven't tried in a LONG time? Drabble requests!"

So yes, without making any promises, if you want to prompt me anything (fandom-character/pairing-idea) I will try and write a few sentences or so just to stretch the old-hardly-used-wow-now-i-feel-ancient fic muscles. Extra points for Seeker prompts that fit into the EPIC SEEKER REWATCH viewing schedule, but really I'll take anything. I think y'all know what my fandoms are, and if not feel free to troll my fic tags.

OKAY LET'S MAKE A GO OF THIS. *RUBS HANDS*
hjea: (fringe-for once in my life)
Nothing like getting a fic posted just under the wire for full-blown jossification, amirite? ;)

Title: Second 'Verse, Same as the First (a little bit louder and a little bit worse)
Summary: Alone, in a strange world, in a motel room--and even Olivia Dunham tires of having to save herself every damn time.
Words: 623
Rating: PG
Spoilers/Timeline: Post-S2. Somewhat spoilery if you haven't seen any of the S3 promos, but, well, wait one day.
Disclaimer: Render unto J.J.
Author's Note: Major thanks to [livejournal.com profile] noblealice for the fab beta as always. And all credit to her for giving me the ending as well. I do so love to write myself into a corner.

It is good to know that even in this messed-up universe they have a place for sketchy motels with cash-only signs and a strict ask me no questions vibe hovering over the check-in )
hjea: (fringe-for once in my life)
I just realized I never posted a copy of my LadyFest fic to this journal, and I might as well do so, before it gets well and thoroughly Jossed by the Fringe premiere later this month.

(Speaking of which--I AM SO EXCITED WHO IS WITH ME? I AM A LITTLE WORRIED I MIGHT HAVE A SMALL HEART ATTACK IN ANTICIPATION OF ANNA TORV-Y AWESOMENESS SQUARED.)

Title: The Strong Ones
Summary: Olivia's second return from the other side.
Words: 490
Rating: PG
Spoilers/Timeline: Post-S2
Disclaimer: Render unto J.J.
Author's Note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] noblealice's prompt at LadyFest '10: fringe, olivia,
It's okay to say you've got a weak spot
You don't always have to be on top
Better to be hated than love, love, loved for what you're not
You're vulnerable, you're vulnerable


In some ways, coming back from the other side is easier the second time than the first. In most ways it isn’t. )
hjea: (lots-nap time in seekerville)
Title: Compromise; Or, Five Times Richard Wanted Something He Couldn’t Quite Have
Summary: In the not-so-distant future, Richard decides to live with some of the choices Kahlan has made.
Words: 1290
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairing: Richard/Kahlan, Cara
Spoilers/Timeline: Future-fic. Slightly AU after 2x07.
Disclaimer: Not mine!
Author's Note: *clears throat* Okay announcement time, time to declare it to the world: this is babyfic. Of the angsty variety. o_0 Enjoy. ;) Major thanks to [livejournal.com profile] noblealice for encouragement and for being the best beta ever.

He hadn’t seen her in five months. )
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First posted at [livejournal.com profile] 11eleventy for the fantabulous [livejournal.com profile] ninamazing's birthday.

Title: A Land of Dreams
Summary: "Isn’t it enough to live in a world where people fight to realize their dreams? I would fight for that world for you.”
Words: 968
Rating: G
Characters/Pairing: Richard/Kahlan, Zedd
Spoilers/Timeline: None; if you know that Kahlan likes Richard and vice versa then you're good.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Author's Note: For my favourite, and ever gracious, and funny, and lovely [livejournal.com profile] ninamazing. The title is snurched from Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach", one of my very favourite poems.

The fog had rolled in thick that evening )
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Ha, ha. Oh lord. Okay, based on THIS SPOILER FOR THE OFFICE, I just had to write a little closing scene for my best guess at what will happen.

Speculation ficlet for 6x09 )

Remember folks, you saw it here first! ;D
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Title: Fear and Longing in Caddick
Summary: After Kahlan puts on the Rada'Han, what's next?
Words: 425
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairing: Richard/Kahlan
Spoilers/Timeline: Takes place mid-1x19 "Cursed".
Disclaimer: Not mine: give unto Sam Raimi that which is Sam Raimi's.
Author's Note: Thank you to [profile] _deejay_ for the beta! And thank you to the Sword of Truth Wiki for providing me with spellings and such. Why is it that the more mystical something is, the more apostrophes it demands? Someone should really look into that. *g*

'Are you afraid of me, Richard?' )

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