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Keep Hoping Machine Running ([personal profile] thefourthvine) wrote2011-10-25 08:33 pm

221: Wish I Could Be Part of Your World

We recently watched Operation Petticoat, as you do. (Look, sometimes a person needs to see Cary Grant being suave. I am quite sure this has happened to you.) And I finished it feeling that you people had let me down, because while I am sure this has been thoroughly documented within the White Collar fandom, no one told me.

And what no one told me is that White Collar is an Operation Petticoat AU.

It's so obvious! Tony Curtis is the guy who joined the Navy for the shiny uniform and turned everything to his advantage, and then smooth-talked his way into being the supply officer for the submarine, and then robbed an entire Navy base blind to get the stuff he needed. Cary Grant is the captain, using Tony Curtis's skills because he needs them, but always aware this is a double-edged sword with no handle. Come on; that is obviously Neal and Peter, right there. And if you needed any proof beyond that, there's the name of the Tony Curtis character, which is: Nick Holden. As in, you know, one letter different from Neal Caffrey's favorite alias.

(If you're curious, by the way, Mozzie is clearly Ramon, thief and conman extraordinaire. Elizabeth, we decided after a lot of discussion, is the best parts of Lt. Crandall and Lt. Duran, combined; this is clearly why the OT3 vibe is so strong in White Collar. But there is no Satchmo equivalent. I guess you can't have everything.)

Anyway. If anyone has been yearning for a WWII White Collar AU that's heavy on the humor and features a pink submarine, there's one available for rental. I just thought you should know, in case your friends were keeping you in the dark, too.

And if you already knew, here are some other AUs for you to consider.

The One in Which We Learn That in the Right Hands, the Sketchbook Is Scarier than the Sword. Never Leave a Trace, by [personal profile] sam_storyteller. White Collar, Elizabeth Burke/Peter Burke/Neal Caffrey.

You know what's weird about White Collar? I remember the stories, but most of the time I can't remember if a given story was gen or OT3. (If it was something else, I remember.) I assume this is because White Collar itself is so OT3 that gen is just OT3 without actual sex scenes. (Dear White Collar people: Just have the canon sex scene already. The Burkes have a big enough bed, and it would save us all a lot of confusion and double-checking. We all know the fucking is happening, you realize. It wouldn't come as a surprise. <3, TFV) So take my pairing notes with a grain of salt, is what I'm saying. I double-checked, and I double-checked again, and I am pretty sure I'm right. But with White Collar, you can never be sure.

And now let's talk about this AU. It's not, like, the Neal, Peter, and Elizabeth gladiator AU. (Um. Please tell me there is not actually a White Collar gladiator AU. I think I sprained something just imagining that.) Instead, it's the show, except with magic. And this is not shiny happy magic with clear rules, where every first-level spellcaster gets one magic missile spell per day and his party only keeps him alive because at level 15 he will get lots of magic missiles. (And also because the player will whine if you let this character get killed off like the last one.) This magic is - fuzzy. Murky. Edgy. This is magic I can - okay, not believe in. But this is magic that works for me. (Hey, there's a reason I never played a magic user, okay? And not just because magic missile doesn't do all that much for me. I just have a hard time having fun with magic that's structured like an Amway sales chart.)

I love how this story manages to be so much like the actual show in the basics - I mean, everyone still has the same jobs and no one is wearing a toga - while being completely different in tone and genre. I love how much sense the magic makes, how it totally works to have prison, a place where people suffer and are often powerless, be a nexus of supernatural power. And I love how even though the entire picture is different, Neal and Peter and Elizabeth are still absolutely themselves.

This story is gorgeous and involving and lovely and great. And that's all I can say. Go read it right now.

The One That Starts and Ends in Pretty Much Exactly the Same Place, and Covers the Entire Galaxy in Between. It Is the Infinity Symbol of Fan Fiction Stories, Basically. Only Good for Legends, by [personal profile] leupagus. Star Trek XI, Jim Kirk/Spock.

Star Trek is officially the canon that ate my life. It should come with a warning, actually:

WARNING: Susceptible individuals may find themselves dramatically altered from continued exposure to this material. Changes may include, but are not limited to, a tendency to write "Spock" in hearts on your shoes, laughing at stories rated NCC-1701, and partial or total loss of your leisure time. You will never recover, and there is no way to know if you are susceptible until it is too late. Please check your schedule for the next four decades before opening this DVD.

I mean, that totally happened to me. So it is extremely cheering to me to happen upon a story like this and know, for sure, that I am not the only person who lost her soul and her evenings to Star Trek. (Okay, yes, I already know I'm not alone. [personal profile] frostfire fell down the well with me. But more company is always nice. It's a very big well.)

And then I get to read the story. Which is, well - it is a giant sprawling epic in which Spock is a cop and Jim is, you know, Jim. (I'm pretty sure in Iowa they use "Jim Kirk" as a descriptive phrase. As in, "Did you hear about Roger? Pulled a Jim Kirk with a Klingon; hear he won't be walking for months." Or "The barn's missing and there's giant letters spelling out a graphic insult where the floorboards used to be; gosh, this looks Jim Kirk-y.") And then stuff happens. I mean, a lot of stuff, because did I mention the sprawlingness of this story? Trust me, it's worth mentioning twice. This story goes from earth to Vulcan and back again.

I love lots of things about this, but probably what I love most is the mystery plot line. Mostly that's because SF mystery is something that's hard to do and, in my opinion, totally worth doing (All the time! Everywhere!), but I admit that there's also the fact that the mystery plot line has got a lot of Vulcans in it. I love Vulcans, especially when they aren't being a frankly creepy faceless monolith, and they are the furthest thing from that here.

Plus, T'Pring is wonderful in this. In fact, my notes on this story read, in large part: "Come for the Kirk/Spock, stay for the T'Pring of awesome." (If you're wondering why I don't share my bookmarks on Pinboard too often, this would be why. I rec slowly because no one anywhere should be subjected to my immediate reactions to stories. Also, said reactions are often at least partly expressed in long strings of vowels. I try to edit that out of the final recs, too.)

The One in Which We Learn What Happens When You Hire a Wizard as an Interior Designer. The other things the road to hell is paved with, by [personal profile] luciazephyr. The Dresden Files, Harry Dresden/Susan Rodriguez, Harry Dresden/John Marcone.

The Dresden Files is turning out to be one of those fandoms where I find myself inexplicably sulking at the internet, wondering why there isn't more fan fiction for it out there, even though I have not taken the time to get to grips with the actual canon. But Dresden/Marcone apparently speaks directly to the part of my brain that was shaped by intensive exposure to Smallville fan fiction.

No, seriously, if you've ever wondered to yourself what the world would look like if Clark Kent had magical powers instead of, you know, super powers (primary difference: none noted) and Lex Luthor was a businesslike criminal instead of a criminal businessman, Dresden Files fan fiction is where you should be turning. And if you have no idea at all what the Dresden Files is about, not to worry, because this story will teach you everything you need to know. (And if you don't want to dive in there until you know, here you go: There's magic and crime. Dresden has magic. Marcone has crime. There are some complications. And then they have sex the end. Okay, technically that's what the fan fiction is about, but I think it's already established that in this case the fan fiction is my canon.)

This story is perfect for me, because I am - well, pragmatic might be a good way to put it. In Smallville, I rapidly grew tired of Clark's Lone Hero pose; I always wanted Lex and Clark to team up, because Lex got shit done. And Clark, honestly, needed someone to get his shit together. And then Lex could borrow (and slightly modify) Clark's moral compass, and together they could save the world. Seriously, people have no right having these prolonged declared mortal enemies/rivals things going on when by working together they could be so much more effective. Basically my message to them is always: With great power comes a great need to get your head out of your ass. (It's probably a good thing I'm not on any comic book writing team.)

Well, that is what does happen in this story with Dresden and Marcone, provided you are willing to consider Chicago to be roughly the same thing as the entire world. (It isn't. However, it definitely has the strangest pizza in the world, and that is almost the same thing.) Dresden even manages to get his head out of his ass. I cannot tell you how immensely satisfying I found this.

(I cannot help but notice that I'm a lot more concerned about Dresden's issues than Marcone, and I'm concerned that you might be envisioning me as a sort of chaotic neutral type person now. I'm not. I used to play paladins. Really, I did. I still like them! I find the concept of lawful goodness truly interesting! I give to charities and am kind to puppies and hardly ever break any important laws! Just, in fiction, I tend to prefer people who are effective but immoral to people who are the kind of moral where they screw things up all the time but for the best possible reasons.)

Anyway, this story is long and glorious and features the unstoppable team of Dresden (in charge of magic) and Marcone (in charge of everything else). Which is as it should be. The end.

The One That Left Me Twitching with a Need for the Recipes, Damn It, the RECIPES. Grande Soy Triple Dirty Chai, by [livejournal.com profile] friskaz. Suits, Mike Ross/Harvey Specter.

You can blame [personal profile] frostfire for this one. She's the person who emailed me while she was in a distant country with a summary of this fandom, which meant when I started seeing fan fiction for it I responded with "Oh, right, that's the one with Harvey and Mike! The lawyers!" instead of "So, what, we're big into Brioni/Armani now? How does that go? 'Oh, baby, slide your button into my notched lapel - harder, harder, YES.'"

(If you don't know the canon, although it's hard for me to believe I could be speaking from a place of greater knowledge than anyone when it comes to a currently airing show - it's about, well, Harvey and Mike. Harvey is a lawyer with an awesome boss. Mike doesn't actually have a law degree but is practicing law anyway. Note for people following along at home: In the real world, it is better not to do this.)

So. I think we can all agree that the barista AU is a fine and honorable tradition in fandom. (Although - when did this start, exactly? Is there a Highlander barista AU, in which Methos is the guy who knows everything about the history of coffee but will happily drink the stuff from a vending machine and Duncan is the guy who takes coffee way too seriously and works endlessly to bring good coffee to everyone? Is there a Starsky and Hutch barista AU where they hug a lot and fight corporate coffee? Is there a TOS barista AU in which Kirk is the - you know what, no. I can work a Reboot barista AU fine, but trying to imagine James Tiberius Kirk mark 1 as a barista is hurting my head, even given the worrisome similarity between Starfleet and Starbucks.)

Anyway. My point is: I can generally take or leave a barista AU, except when they are awesome. This one is awesome. I buy Mike as a barista (yes, based on my extensive experience with this canon, which involved reading not one but two intercontinental emails, I feel wholly comfortable making this assertion), I love the way Mike and Harvey interact, I love the (I assume) original characters, and this is just a totally satisfying, sweet, lovable story, from beginning to end.

Much like a really good pie. Which, note, if you read this story, you're going to want some pie. (Or other dessert of your choice, pie-haters; I know you're out there. I'm married to one.) I'm not saying this is a bad thing. Just, some stories should come with a kitchen warning up front ("Warning: Do not read if you don't have ready access to a kitchen or at least the excellent products thereof"), and that's what I'm giving you here.
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[personal profile] via_ostiense 2011-10-26 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Just, some stories should come with a kitchen warning up front ("Warning: Do not read if you don't have ready access to a kitchen or at least the excellent products thereof"), and that's what I'm giving you here.

Every episode of Coffee Prince should come with that warning. It never fails to awaken Korean food cravings in my stomach!
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[personal profile] winter_elf 2011-10-26 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
Oh good, I'm not the only one who will flip channels and catch 'Operation Petticoat'.... and watch it ..... again. :) God, I love that movie. Hmm.. picks up remote, now I really want to see it again.

Also finds pink sparkle pen for writing 'Spock'.
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[personal profile] montanaharper 2011-10-26 08:47 am (UTC)(link)
Although - when did this start, exactly?

The first barista AU I remember reading was in SGA fandom. That isn't definitive proof of origin or anything, of course, but I figure I could at least add to your data collection effort. :-)
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[personal profile] trouble 2011-10-26 11:28 am (UTC)(link)
I remember reading a fic where Snape worked in a coffee shop of some sort.

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[personal profile] gen241 2011-10-26 09:11 am (UTC)(link)
"Is there a Highlander barista AU, in which Methos is the guy who knows everything about the history of coffee but will happily drink the stuff from a vending machine and Duncan is the guy who takes coffee way too seriously and works endlessly to bring good coffee to everyone?"

ahaha. I don't remember any Barista AU's from that time but I know that they would have been super sweet and it's a *crime* that they don't exist. Thinking of other old-school fandoms from that time, the idea of Mulder/Krycek Barista AU terrifies me, but it would be epic.
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[personal profile] apatheia_jane 2011-10-26 09:30 am (UTC)(link)
It would have been (both terrifying & epic), & at the time, I probably would have read it.

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[personal profile] apatheia_jane 2011-10-26 09:32 am (UTC)(link)
Adding this entire post to Readitlater. Why must you post recs for things that are so long, & why must it be the essay/report deadline time that shortly pre-dates the exam time?

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[personal profile] surexit 2011-10-26 10:47 am (UTC)(link)
I've just read the Dresden Files fic, like, yesterday. It's fantastic!
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[personal profile] foursweatervests 2011-10-26 02:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, now I can't stop imagining TOS Kirk as the barista-turned-manager who wants to go "where no barista has gone before"(™ME) and keeps making the WORST concotions out there and his fleet of baristas work their asses off to keep him out of trouble. Mainly they sic Spock on him, one of the co-owners who is there all the time since Kirk is a little...over the top, shall we say. But in an enthusiastic way.

Uhura's the face of the business and the other co-owner. It was her idea to hire Kirk, because even if he's insane, he's got great managing skills and even better connections to the coffee world - and she knew Spock could handle him. That way, she didn't have to.

And Scotty's the guy they rent the coffee machines from who somehow also got hired on as the one who hangs around and fixes all the machines and he and Chekov compete to see who can create the craziest-but-most-delicious (unlike Kirk's mixtures which are just crazy), and Sulu very smartly stays out of their way. Sulu's the one all the regulars know by name and ask for, because he makes a great cup of coffee and is a politics junkie, so a five-minute chat with him in the morning is better than reading the newspaper. A very liberal newspaper, but still. (Everyone at the shop is constantly in awe of him because every time he's been on register, his drawer has come out perfectly even. Every single time. For a while, Uhura suspected magic. Kirk just attributes it to his excellent management.)


Oh, man. Fair warning: I'm going to blame the heck out of you for the rest of my evening spent daydreaming. Eveningdreaming?

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[personal profile] adonnchaid 2011-10-26 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
*sigh* Sadly, Neal's pseud is Nick Halden, not Holden. And not an homage to the Tony Curtis character. I mentioned this to a friend who tweeted to Jeff Eastin who burst my bubble on it.

OTOH, just because the show-runner says it ain't so doesn't mean we can't believe it, because if those two characters aren't peas in a pod, I don't know what is.

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[personal profile] giglet 2011-10-26 02:50 pm (UTC)(link)
It's not, like, the Neal, Peter, and Elizabeth gladiator AU.

Now I want this. I blame you.

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[personal profile] rike_tikki_tavi 2011-10-26 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
If you loved the Suits barista AU, you should totally read the Pizza verse. Mike is Harvey's favorite pizza delivery man and they flirt through obscure movie quotes. It's sort of a retelling of most of the first season and it's really fantastic. Sort of a triptych, the same story re-told through Mike's, Donna's and Harvey's POV and totally worth your time.
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[personal profile] sinensis 2011-10-26 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
+1

I love that author's Suits fic.
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[personal profile] sinensis 2011-10-26 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
::sigh:: I'm at work, and I can't go re-read Only Good For Legends this very second, but OH, I WANT TO.

Trek--it's what's for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. BEST CANON EVER--Spock made me a slash fan, no lie.
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[personal profile] jackiekjono 2011-10-26 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Now I am imagining Tony Curtis' character as Neal's grandfather. He had to get it from somewhere.
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[personal profile] adonnchaid 2011-10-26 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, that's a brilliant idea!
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[personal profile] out_there 2011-10-26 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Although - when did this start, exactly?

Hmmm. You know, I first remember seeing it in SGA -- which made sense at the time because Rodney/coffee really was an OTP in it's own right -- but since then, it seems to be popping up in every new fandom. I've seen it a couple times in Inception (and, of course, there's "Nothing To Do Today but Smile" which is the barista AU to end all barista AUs) and it seems to be sneaking in all over the place.

also, I think you're right about the White Collar line between gen and OT3. When the canon is basically pre-OT3, it's really hard to pick the difference.
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[personal profile] bkwyrm 2011-10-27 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
I am in the middle of the Dresden story, having clicked over to it in a sort of half-interested fashion, and I am RIVETED.
I gave up on the novels a while ago, but I love the story. Love, love, love. Never would have found it without you, so thank you!
(Also, us urban magicians really do love our cities. <3)

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[personal profile] greenygal 2011-10-27 04:01 am (UTC)(link)
Is there a Starsky and Hutch barista AU where they hug a lot and fight corporate coffee?

...an entire pre-series scenario has just sprung into my head in which they work in a counterculture college-area coffeehouse, Hutch because he's a college student who needs the money after his father cut him off after that last big fight, who isn't used to the work but is seduced by the atmosphere and the ideas; and Starsky because he's at loose ends and looking for work after coming home from the war, and while he rolls his eyes at a lot of the stuff he hears, a job's a job and it's not a bad gig, really. Most days he's charming and funny, and sometimes sharply insightful; but that's as far as anybody gets to know him, and on his bad days...well, people learn to leave him be and just let him pour the coffee. Until Hutch walks in, proceeds to get on Starsky's bad side as if by instinct, and rather to everybody's astonishment refuses to back down. For weeks they have low-level, ongoing arguments on topics ranging from the value of nonviolent resistance to the proper way to prepare coffee beans to each others' clothing choices, and it's got to the point where it's something of a spectator sport for the coffeehouse patrons. So nobody is all that surprised when the fight finally breaks out, resulting in a split lip, a black eye, a completely irreparable shirt (Starsky will later swear that this wasn't personal, but given his previous comments on the shirt in question Hutch is skeptical), and, sadly, an entire pot of spilled coffee. People are a little surprised when the two, having been firmly dismissed for the day, walk in together the next morning. They refuse to comment, and the arguing doesn't stop, but the next time somebody starts to sneer at Starsky's military background Hutch is right there with his iciest glare, and when a white-faced Hutch brings his guitar to play on the coffeeshop stage, Starsky applauds quicker and louder than anyone else.

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[personal profile] luciazephyr 2011-10-28 04:47 pm (UTC)(link)
OH GOD, MoC got recced?! Why did no one tell me?! Oh god, I need to get back to book two instead of fucking around in bakery fic, seriously.

Thank you so much. I made an ungodly shrieking noise when I scrolled through this entry and spotted my name. I have no idea what to say. I'm just going to roll around and make squeaky noises.

♥ ♥ ♥
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Thanks for the rec

[personal profile] makioka 2011-11-04 11:17 am (UTC)(link)
of Leupagus's Star Trek fic. I spotted it, put it on a mental list to read (which never works) and ended up forgetting it until I saw the summary here. Also hope you don't mind, I friended you here, because your posts make me laugh (in the best sense possible.)
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Re: Thanks for the rec

[personal profile] makioka 2011-11-04 11:21 am (UTC)(link)
And since I can't add it and forgot to mention it, a sneaky reply in here. Barista AU = awesome, but in my tiny blacked heart lurks a soft spot for the lesser spotted work-in-a-teashop-and-sell-scones fic, generally found with characters who have probably never heard of a cappuccino (I'm looking at YOU Gene Hunt.)
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[personal profile] aqua_eyes 2011-11-04 01:53 pm (UTC)(link)
D: For the first time in my life I have actually read all of the recs you just recced! (except the star trek one) What on earth am I going to read now? However I do sometimes, if I don't have much time just like reading your recs, so not all is lost. I totally love your anayisis of the Marcone/Dresden chore divide! That is how it should be!
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[personal profile] pedanther 2011-11-12 11:19 am (UTC)(link)
SF mystery is something that's hard to do and, in my opinion, totally worth doing (All the time! Everywhere!)

There's an actual Trek spin-off novel called The Case of the Colonist's Corpse, which is the story of how Kirk's lawyer from "Court Martial" was the first Federation lawyer to act for the defense of a Klingon, and the whole thing is one big Perry Mason homage. Also, one of the authors is an actual lawyer who has blogged about fictional depictions of the justice system, so the actual law stuff is pretty solid too.
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[personal profile] copperbadge 2011-11-18 12:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Aha, so you're the reason I got a cluster of comments on Trace all at once! :D Late comment is so late, I know, but I wanted to say thank you for the recc! It's lovely.

Also, I don't know if you're aware, but Never Leave A Trace is now an original novel -- I spent the last year adapting and polishing it into "Trace". It's for sale as a selfpub novel, but if you want to see what Never Leave A Trace turned into, you can also download it for free as a pdf. I know you're a very busy reader, so it's not like I expect a read or anything, but I thought I'd let you know :)

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Your posts are just like pure joy to me. PURE. JOY.

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Thank you. *beams* *reads comment again* *beams harder*

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although it's hard for me to believe I could be speaking from a place of greater knowledge than anyone when it comes to a currently airing show

*whistles innocently as her comprehension of various flisters' posts regarding a show named after men's clothing drastically improves*

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With [livejournal.com profile] frostfire_17, I would have expected that a show called Suits was about either a high-end men's clothing store or, you know, Feds. TV IS HARD.
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[personal profile] jenna_marianne 2011-10-26 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
The commentary on Operation Petticoat made me LOL. Need to watch it again.

You always give the best recs! (Love the Dresden Files one and can't wait for the follow ups)

[identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com 2011-10-26 07:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Operation Petticoat is always worth watching. I mean. Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. That's all the reason I need.

(And I'm looking forward to the next ones in the series, too. Dear universe: MORE DRESDEN FILES STORIES PLEASE.)

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[identity profile] kumquatweekend.livejournal.com 2011-10-26 04:23 am (UTC)(link)

God, I love your recs. Your prose is Wodehousian, is what I'm saying.

Oh, and I eventually read and enjoy the fic you're reccing, too.

*hearts you forever*

[identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com 2011-10-26 07:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! (And, you know, I read Wodehouse obsessively when I was a pre-teen, so I really appreciate that compliment.)

*hearts you back*

[identity profile] ekaterinn.livejournal.com 2011-10-26 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
Is there a Highlander barista AU, in which Methos is the guy who knows everything about the history of coffee but will happily drink the stuff from a vending machine and Duncan is the guy who takes coffee way too seriously and works endlessly to bring good coffee to everyone?

OMG, now I WANT this! Does Joe make them secret Irish coffees after hours?

Also, thanks for the last two rec; I hadn't read them before, and I'm always u for a good AU. (Also, I should be in bed, but I feel that turning two major grad school assignments should be *celebrated*).

[identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com 2011-10-26 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I want it, too. *hopeless yearning*

And, yes, CELEBRATE. That is why we have fan fiction! Or, okay, it's mostly for procrastination, but I think it works fine for celebrating, too. (Two major assignments! GO YOU.)

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