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Happymaking list of win.

My shiny new SSHG icons!

Made for me by kf_creations of dreams_of_fancy...

...and absolutelybatty of reflexive_verb.

*squishes them gleefully*

Kathryn’s sent me two chapters of The Professor’s Discretion to beta in as many weeks, and I just received yet another this week. *twirls giddily* I do so love a prolific writer! And it's seriously like she's climbed inside my head to figure out what themes and types of exchanges I love the most in this fandom and promptly tailored the whole fic just to make me squeeful.

Like, at the moment, it's not very shippy, it's a mentor/student kind of relationship and I so adore that dynamic. Of course I want it to end on a shippy note, but I hate fics that have Hermione and Snape inexplicably fall for each other within the first thousand words. She's 60,000 words in and it's still on a student/professor basis, with little moments here and there that make me flail like a crazy fangirl and my heart exploding with joy, but it's not inappropriate or tacky or anything. Just...brilliant. *sighs with pleasure*

My unhealthy yet oh-so-satisfying diet.

This is technically a fail, considering what I'm doing to my body, but it makes me happy... )

I strolled into Jay Jays to kill some time while waiting for the bus…half an hour later, my bus was long gone and I was still trying on different tops. ^_^ It’s been a while since I’ve gotten excited over shopping, there’s been slim pickings here but I really liked the look of the cardi selection. Originally $40, they were on sale at $25- and they’re all exactly what I was looking for, it was just perfect for me! So I walked out of there with three brand new cardigans just in time for winter. ^_^

Shopping stuff )

My father and I spent over two hours in each other's company yesterday , engaging in pleasant conversation and companiable speculation. :O It's unheard of! And what was responsible for this miracle? The series finale of Lost!

We haven't watched it in years, but since it was the 'last ever' ep, we decided to tune in, and the experience was quite- enjoyable, bizarrely. Obviously the moral of the story is that tv can bring together even people that are usually mutually antagonistic, and if I want to- *gasp*- enjoy my father's company, we just need to sit in front of the tv together. *nodnod* Too bad this was a once-in-a-lifetime event...

[Btw, if anyone can explain that mindfrak of a finale, I'd appreciate it- I still don't get what the hell was going on! Muke was like, 'We're still no wiser now than we were five years ago,' lol!]

Sucktastic list of fail.

I was supposed to hang out with a friend last Friday but that fell through. I knew I shouldn’t get my hopes up and yet I fall for it every time. I keep thinking I actually matter to someone and then I’m proven wrong. Obviously it’s not worth having friends in real life, it’s just one blow after another to my self-esteem. ;_; I tell myself I'm an awesome person and it's their loss if they don't recognize it, but then why is it always happening to me? Why am I always the one it's so easy to forget about and leave behind? *throws a pity party*

Safeway stole $5 from me! The first time I use my card on their self-serve machine and it bloody rips me off! *scowls* Mother and Ma have offered me money to make up for it, but it’s not the same. *pouts* It’s not that I don’t want their money [perish the thought!] but that it doesn’t make up for Safeway ripping me off. >:[

Nothing happened with that job interview. *sighs* It’s been ages, so I think they went with someone else. I’m telling myself it's a relief, but I'm kinda disappointed. There goes another chance to be the responsible, productive adult I know is hiding somewhere deep inside, oh well.

I only have one session left with Sonya. *sadface* I was really enjoying these past sessions and I’m going to miss her. >_<

Though she joked, ‘You could get a job and then come back and see me.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, having the job would probably cause the stress that would make me need to see you!’

She’s been so lovely, it’ll be sad after my last session. *pouts* But $150 an hour? Pfft. So not happening on my dime.

Only I am lame enough to get hostile with an old lady. Okay, technically, there was no overt display of hostility except for the daggers I shot from my eyes, but she had it coming. >:[ 
I laughed afterwards, but man, I was seething with suppressed anger at the time )

As with any non-canon couple that faces the obstacle of a canon pairing, a lot of Snape/Hermione fics have to deal with the R/Hr issue. I've seen so many reasons for their  breakup- he falls in love with someone else, he cheats on her, he's threatened by her ambitions, she's fed up with him living off her without pulling his own weight, etc. etc.

The most unrealistic I've come across is the wife-beater!Ron stereotype, wtf? I don't like this kid, but if one of the two was going to be physically abusive, it'd be the chick that sent a flock of magical canaries to peck the living crap out of him and left him with wounds for weeks afterwards, right?

But the best resolution I've ever seen to their so-called 'relationship', without demonizing or vilifying either character, allowing them to remain friends afterwards, is from a fic called Arachne. It's also the funniest and most in character...!

Snippet of Hilarious Awesome )

Bwahaha! Epic! As much as I don't like this pairing, I really can't stand it when shippers go Ron!bashing and make it all bitter and ugly [even if that is actually in character] because I just want everyone to be friends, instead of ruining years' of history. So having the break-up due to her Animagus form...hee! :D

CM 5 x 15.

Was anyone else going WTF at this scene? )

I call it the Hotch!gasm. :P

Emily/Hotch silliness )
:P What? Canon gives me so little, don't blame me for blowing this out of proportion! ^_~



From weird_fin.

Resistance Is Futile.
~Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."
~I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity.
~Update your journal with the answers to the questions.

Questions and answers and a mini-picspam )


TV Meme.

Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this TV season)
10 Things I Hate About You. A really good show about teens. It doesn't take itself too seriously and it's hilarious. Too bad it's cancelled. *pouts*

Snurched from vorquellyn.
Leave me a comment saying, 'Live long and prosper,' and I will comment back with a picture of the fictional character that most reminds me of you. Then post the same in your journal.

Awesome alternative credits for Dollhouse by scifi_tv_addict.

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I had a fantastic week over the past week, riding on a wave of euphoria and giddiness. Then I got knocked off and dragged under by the usual unpleasant vagaries of life. Because my joy never lasts long before it gets tainted with some misery. But I use my journal to complain about trivial things too often- now I shall celebrate some of the small but happymaking things:

> Isn't Twitter a grand device?


I SHIP IT. *gigglefit*

> And OMG! Someone finally posted a Castle/Mentalist crossover fic! So excited! Double the Cops, Double the Consultants.


Robin Tunney makes me happy. ^_^ How stunning and elegant is this woman?
@carolune04- LEGS! :D

> A week of beta work


YES, this makes me happy! )


> The best things in life are free. ^_^

Behold my shiny new bookmark!

Of bookmarks and other gifts )


 > Watched CM ep 11. I’m seeing this season out of order, so I don’t understand a lot of what’s going on, but Emily!whump FTW! Considering it was Minimal Loss that hooked me into the fandom, it’s a safe bet any ep where she gets to be center of attention and the whumpage will attract my interest, lol. [No woobie!Reid for a change!]

Brief thoughts )



One of speckleberry's many awesome LotS vids!

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There was a HOSTAGE SITUATION at my university. While I was there.
And I didn't have a clue it was even happening!


How cute is this?! Aww! Penguins posing for a camera!

This is completely random of me, but I was pondering the hairstyle changes of my favorite ladies in the new seasons of CM and Mentalist, and this struck me:

Before and After )

Call me crazy, but I kinda think the Australia swimmer, Stephanie Rice, resembles Glee star, Lea Michele. But then I suppose all young, white, brunette chicks look alike. :P

What is it with me and brunettes today? Lol! )


I can't find the Could've Danced All Night clip anywhere. *pouts* I love Emma's singing voice, she's so gorgeous! *squishes her*
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I don't really buy into the whole 'things happen for a reason' thing. I don't think we need to suffer in order to truly appreciate the value of life. I think people could manage just fine in a world without extremes like earthquakes and tsunamis, and still manage to appreciate everyday joys and pleasures. Death and destruction has no value to those it affects personally, and it leaves little impact on the rest of the world. I've heard about natural disasters befalling other countries and apart from a moment of sympathy and pity, it didn't linger with me. Not til Samoa.

RL drama )

I am so ashamed.

"Stephenie Meyer's vampire series has become Australian children's favorite book series, ending Harry Potter's two-year reign...[it] managed 15,400 votes compared with Meyer's 39,000."

My state recorded the second-highest total of votes with 22, 893 votes. *facepalm* I just- I cannot fathom what kids aged 5-17 are doing reading this! I mean, there are primary school kids wallowing in this- this abomination. *sputters* Learning how romantic it is to be stalked and emotionally abused...*head!splodes*

To cheer myself up from what would otherwise be a debilitating state of frustration, I quote you this:


"Hey!" Hermione protested as Severus snatched her book away.

He flipped through it, his sneer growing progressively deeper.

"How can you read this? It's utter drivel. The writing is juvenile, the plot practically nonexistent, and this male lead..."

Hermione rolled her eyes. "Right. A pale, sulky, guilt-ridden guy with a sketchy past who spends his days surrounded by idiotic schoolchildren until he falls in love with a brown-eyed brunette who's way too young for him. Who could ever find that attractive?"

Severus snapped the book shut. "I do not sulk. Nor am I, if you haven't noticed, a vampire."


I'm gonna be so behind all you guys on the new eps, damn it. Once the exams are over, I'm having a massive d/l session- Criminal Minds, Castle, House and omg, Merlin's back! Why did nobody tell me?! But on second thought...while reading the summaries, I'm kinda turned off. Evil!Morgana, Arthur/Gwen...gag. Methinks I'm going to cut my losses now, rather than truck on in the hopes it'll be kind to me.

Mentalist season 2 opener.


Redemption- mythoughts )


So, Criminal Minds season 5 opener.

Faceless, Nameless- my thoughts )

I'm torn between d/l ep 2 of Castle or CM later. I'm hearing good things about Em/Hotch interaction, so...HMM. *ponders* Well, when I say 'good things', I mean people are whingeing about how much attention this pairing's getting and praying it doesn't go down the romantic route. So I'm betting it'll make me happy. *smirks*

'k, I know almost everyone on my flist is familiar with Xena.
I know about 90% of you have absolutely no idea what The Lost World is, but um, for the few of you who do, guess what I spent my weekend polishing up? I was inspired by a Teyla version of the Xena opening credits, and decided to create...Marguerite: Warrior Princess. Just for laughs. ;P

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[Poll #1457732][Poll #1457732]

Last time I drew a comparison between Sanctuary’s John Druitt and our politician Peter Garrett. [Eerie, no?]

Now I bring your attention to Will Zimmerman. As soon as I saw him, I was all over the obvious Daniel Jackson comparison.

Apparently that’s why he ditched the glasses, lol.
But as Netty and I were doing our marathon, she turns to me and goes, ‘Hey, he looks like Harry Potter’ just as I was turning to her to say the same! [Great minds, etc. etc.] REALLY. Lookit.



Will-Harry compare/contrast )


You all need to appreciate how awesome Netty is. Seriously, best friend in RL, and the fact that she’s family is a bonus.

[Druitt appears onscreen, all menacing and mysterious-like]

Netty: Who’s that? The science tech guy?
Me: Uh…no. What do you think when they talk about prostitutes being killed?
Netty: *confuzzled*
Me: Historical context, dead hookers, come on…
Netty: Oh, oh, Marguerite and Roxton, with the two guys that were killing together… Jack the Ripper!

Lol. The woman drops TLW references into conversation. My love for her, it is infinite. :D


Three minutes in, Will does a brief impression of Helen's British accent. But it's well worth watching the whole thing- if you're a fan, it'll remind you of some of the best moments of hilarity. If you're not, well, off with you, become addicted already! :P

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Jello fanvid

Title: When I See You Smile
Artist: Bic Runga
Fandom: The Mentalist
Pairing: Jane/Lisbon

I can't believe how productive I've been! A fic last weekend, now a vid? Well, more of a vidlet, it's less than 2 minutes, very short and sweet. ^_^
Troubling visual metaphor alert.

This scene is made of cute but the sight of a smiley face superimposed over Jane's face [topped by a RED hat, no less] creeps me out, since I just read a dark!fic in which it turns out that Jane's Red John and he proceeds to rape and kill Lisbon. Yikes! Nightmare-inducing, much? *shudders* Gah.

Speaking of suspecting beloved team members, I blame darkeyedwolf for the fact that this expression on Van Pelt has me twitching uncomfortably, all RED JOHN ALERT. She's so sweet and innocent, but damn if her creepy smirk doesn't have me considering the Grace=Red John theory. Taking paranoia too far? Perhaps. But it's compelling stuff. :P 
Okay, what is the deal with these cast photos? I call it FALSE ADVERTISING.

Lisbon and Emily never wear skirts during the show! Okay, there was that ONE time when Rossi first appeared and Emily dressed up to look her best and impress this FBI legend, lol, but other than that, never. *pouts*

I know, I know, it would impede Lisbon's ability to tackle and bring down suspects twice her size, but that consideration doesn't seem to bother Van Pelt. :P Not since Mary McDonnell have I so obsessed over a pair of legs. *sighs* Oh, second season stylists, grace us with a Lisbon-skirt episode?
I know a lot of people can't stand, with good reason. There are gems, but it's hard wading through all the mind-numbing, soul-crushing piles of utter crap. To save you the trouble, here are some of my favorites.

Mentalist fic recs )

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Yesterday, I was hard at work as usual *cough* when Katherine waltzes into the library and tells me that she has a few hours to kill and I'm just the person to help her do that. So, we end up walking to the nearest mall- twenty or thirty minutes via the highway, a route fraught with peril, on a barely visible dirt path just inches away from the cars and many large trucks, as well as with construction happening, we had to dodge bulldozers and such- where I brightly suggested we see a movie in the half-serious, half-joking tone of one who secretly wants to do just that but is worried the other person might shoot them down. It puts the ball in their caught without leaving one vulnerable to mockery or rejection.

Katherine, of course, is always up for random acts of spontaneity, 'Why not?' she replies and we walk into the theater to find that Angels & Demons is on in...ten minutes. Timing, we haz it! [Plus I had a free ticket that's been sitting in my purse for just such an occasion- preparation, I haz that, too!]

After loading up on snacks- by which I mean that she bought water and menthols and I got myself coke, popcorn and chocolate, we headed in as the previews were on. Just missed seeing Terminator: Salvation, damn it! I love previews, I love the sense of anticipation, you know?

So, Angels & Demons... )


Criminal Minds- episode 23:

Roadkill- my thoughts )

Lie to Me- episode 12.

Blinded- mini picspam )


sunkrux spammed me with 58 seconds of pure win! Teensy snippet of an interview between the two main actresses of TLW- the blonde's Jennifer O'Dell and the brunette's Rachel Blakely, aka She Who Owns My Heart Forevermore. It's hilarious watching them pretend to hate each other- for instance:
Rachel: I've asked the writers to keep our storylines as separate as they possibly can...
Jen: She tends to upstage me constantly .
Rachel: It's not hard.

If for no other reason, see that cleavage on display? Click play for that. I totally watch TLW for the plot.

Speaking of cleavage... )


marguerite_krux: (emily)

CM 3 x 01.

I would call this a mini-picspam. More pics than analysis, I did it ages ago, before I started embarking on epic 20 page commentaries and somehow I never got around to posting it, I think out of guilt at how I was neglecting season 4, so I just shelved it. But what the hell? Here goes...

*take a trip down memory lane* )
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I’ve seen most of the first season of Merlin, my new fantasy fix, and yet my heart skips a beat whenever I see the previews on Channel 10. Why, I don’t know. It’s old news, I’m waiting for the second season and yet I bounce in my seat whenever I see the previews. I love how misleading they are, I feel all smug because I go, ‘SUCK, I see what you doing there and it’s not working on me, haha!’

*teeny spoiler* )


In a fit of boredom, I ended up watching Unaccompanied Minors the other day and found myself giddily entranced by the fandom squee! Guess who turned up as a mom?! Terrible teeny size pic, but look!

PAGET! *twirls* I'm so used to her as the calm, collected, most capable Agent Emily Prentiss that it is such a blast to see her freaking out as this worried mom on the verge of hysterics! She's just so adorable in her anxiety, I wanna squish her, like, 'IT'S OK, CHILL'. :D I love how this movie started off as a distraction but I'm considering buying it now, just for Paget. And 'coz the kids are kinda cute, lol. :P

I couldn't figure out why one of the child stars looked familiar and then I realized...she was totally on Criminal Minds! 3rd Life, I think, as Lindsey. This is Gina Mantegna...according to imdb, she's Joe Mantegna's daughter! [They both have these rounded cheeks I yearn to pinch, lol] That makes it DOUBLY cool! She and Paget aren't in any scenes together, but I love the fandom connection- they were in a movie together and then Paget ended up working with Gina's dad on a show that Gina guest-stars in! How awesome is that?! [I wish my folks had those kinds of connections...]


The Lost World- season two overview

Format snurched from Little Red.

Season Two: "Shifting planes of relationships!"
[season one here]

'After being trapped on this Plateau for two years, we're more like family than friends...' *pause* 'Don't tell anyone I said that.' )

marguerite_krux: (emily)

Criminal Minds  4 x 07
Memoriam Part 2

Note: a bit of spoilery discussion re: the Emily centric ep, Demonology. Thanks for pointing out my omission of a warning, [ profile] mcgarrygirl78 . *squishes*


‘What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father…’ )


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Previously, in my brief illustrious Criminal Minds picspamming career…life happened. The succinct answer to why I’m only covering episode 7 at this late stage. I debated with skipping forward but concluded that with my superior skills of procrastination, if I left it til another day, it would never get done. Perhaps it’s redundant now but I feel a sense of obligation. So.

[ profile] spence_reid , I apologize in advance if you read this. I don't hate Reid, really, I think he's funny and adorable  and a cute little woobie but he's  also just so easy to poke fun at! It's respectful teasing, honestly!

Criminal Minds 4 x 07

The ‘previously on’ helpfully reminds us that the last ep was merely a launch pad for yet another ‘let’s traumatize Reid’ episode.

‘What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father…’ )
marguerite_krux: (marguerite-fire)
It's settled. I'm going to be a super villain who has the power to steal teen metabolisms and[ profile] spence_reid  is my sidekick. I flirted with the idea of being a hero and a force for good, but this is more true to my character, lol. Just need to think about costumes now! Since we're going to be super fit and have the perfect bodies, my options are endless!

I do like this number by [ profile] cinegirl2000 .

I always saw Emily as more of a Wonder Woman type, since fotobridget2's fic Super Hero Family brainwashed me, but Elektra works too.


Mother and I had another of our now-weekly tennis matches. Til mother goes back to school, anyway. Stupid school. Although, that's kinda like saying 'stupid paycheck', so I shall forgive mother the inconvenience of her working for a living and not being around to entertain me when I wish.

At any rate, I lost again, 6-4. *sighs* There was one crucial shot when we were on 5-4 that could've changed the direction of the game in my favor but I was too tired and a little overconfident and TOTALLY HIT THE NET. Ugh. Why is it in basketball or netball, they're all like, 'Nothing but net, baby' and it's a good thing, but here the net is baaaad. I shall brood over that one shot for the rest of the day now. >:{

But it wasn't all bad news. Even though I lost the match, at least I was engaging in physical exercise and burning calories. Since I can no longer rely on my teen metabolism, that is somewhat important if I don't want to become the human blimp. So it's a win-win situation, really. Or that's what I tell myself to make losing sting less, lol.

Also, mother took pity on me and bought me some water ices, so yay! It's cool when my pitifulness leads her to spoil me. :D Okay, so water ices aren't really healthy and shouldn't be a 'reward' for running around, sweating it out on a court- Katherine, my favorite bubble burster, informed me it's basically frozen sugar- but I have this bizarre affliction where I cannot read or watch something good without eating at the same time. Water ices are yummy, take a while to eat, they don't fill up your stomach and don't feel as naughty as say, chocolate. They're also way less expensive than chocolate, bonus!

But yeah, I have this compulsion to munch or gnaw on SOMETHING when reading or watching, otherwise I can't enjoy whatever it is I'm engaged in. One of the reasons I hate going to restaurants, because for some reason, it's considered rude to ignore the people you're with and read with your food. Stupid social conventions.

Memety meme meme.
[sorry,[ profile] spence_reid , had to steal that, it made me crack up so much!]

Pick your fandoms before reading the questions...

1. The Lost World

2. Criminal Minds

3. Atlantis   

4. Kyle XY

5. The Mentalist

6. Battlestar: Galactica    



'...the last I looked, mine's a little worse for wear...' )



marguerite_krux: (marguerite- knight in shining armor)

 Snurched from...[ profile] fangirl1981 , methinks.

1. List your top ten favorite hot fictional characters.
2. Answer all the questions listed.
3. Make a post!
4. Whoever comments has to do the meme! Spreading the fun all around!

My Characters:
1. Emily Prentiss (Criminal Minds)

2. Elizabeth Weir (Stargate: Atlantis)

3. Marguerite Krux (The Lost World)

4. Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)

5. John Sheppard (Stargate: Atlantis)

6. John Roxton (The Lost World)

7. Aaron Hotchner (Criminal Minds)

8. Gregory House (House)

9. Lisa Cuddy (House)

10. Vala Mal Doran (Stargate SG-1)

*'Shame it took a power-mad homicidal maniac to bring out the best in you...'* )

marguerite_krux: (emily-red)

I know technically it was meant to be over eight consecutive days but um...Christmas and New Year's kinda got in the way. It happens...

So, without further procrastination [the one thing I am brilliant at] the wonderful character I'm focusing on today...

Emily Prentiss.


'The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering...' )


Real life thing that makes me happy...

I'm drawing a blank for today. My parents are imposing restrictions on me and RL is sucky. So, a fandom thing that makes me happy- FotoBridget2's started a new novel length Em/Hotch fic of awesome! Yay! :D

marguerite_krux: (emily/hotch- cookies)
I love people who keep lists! Just saying. ;P

On the OMGYAY list:

* The library got in my Criminal Minds book today! It won't be as good as shippy fanfic, lol, but it'll do til my next fix. I'm so glad it's a season 2/3-ish book, I was hoping to get one with Emily Prentiss in it. *dances*
* GOING TO ARMAGEDDON THIS SAT! *squees* DAVID HEWLETT AND MICHAEL SHANKS ZOMG! [If one of them has backed out without me knowing, I will painfully dismember the organizers. *nods firmly*]
* We have our car back from the repair people! I was getting so sick of the 'new advanced' models that let out the most irritating alarms when I take off my seatbelt before the car has come to a full complete stop. GAH.
* The land people have finally started doing some work on our land! We might ACTUALLY HAVE OUR OWN HOUSE NEXT YEAR! *glees* And the best part is my parents are on one side of the house, while I'm at the other end, with my own bathroom and tv. :D

On the SUCKYFAIL list:

* My laptop won't let me rip my CM eps for some reason. It has only burnt one whole ep so far, and anywhere between 2-10 minutes of others. *pouts* NOT COOL. I'm tempted to buy the legal copies now, damn it. But at $60 for season two, and with season three not even out in Australia yet? It's looking like my fanvid aspirations are doomed to failure. >_< I'm actually thinking of going and downloading episodes I already own. How unfair is that?
* Exams next week. Talk about DOOM. Aaannd an essay due tomorrow that I'm...working on tomorrow. O.o
* Photobucket hates my guts. It won't let me upload pics which kinda makes it hard to PICSPAM things. I'm going to uni tomorrow, so hopefully their more advanced computers will succeed where crappy public library ones have failed. Unless the filters now block photobucket... *tears out hair*
marguerite_krux: (cm-partners)

I love Criminal Minds. But.

It’s getting way too soapie. I mean…all the relationships, it boggles the mind. I was happy with subtext between the main characters- goddamn, I never realized how many different pairings people support for this show, literally, EVERY POSSIBLE COMBINATION has been ficced and wallpapered and iconed on the internet somewhere. Whatever the writers have been doing worked well, all the shippers and the non-shippers could happily co-exist in peace and harmony because there was nothing overt and obvious going on. And life was good.

Then it all went haywire.

* ‘Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship…never’ - Charles Caleb Colton* )

Puppies and butterflies and rainbows work in a lot of shows. Like Teletubbies. [Eh-oh!]

But for CM? Not so much.


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