A. Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
B. Best Sequel Ever
C. Currently Reading
D. Drink of Choice While Reading
E. E-Reader or Physical Books
F. Fictional Character You Would Have Dated In High School
G. Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
H. Hidden Gem Book
I. Important Moments of Your Reading Life
J. Just Finished
K. Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
L. Longest Book You’ve Read
M. Major Book Hangover Because Of
N. Number of Bookcases You Own
O. One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times
P. Preferred Place to Read
Q. Quote From A Book That Inspires You/Gives You Feels
R. Reading Regret
S. Series You Started and Need to Finish
T. Three Of Your All-Time Favorite Books
U. Unapologetic Fangirl For
W. Worst Bookish Habit
V. Very Excited For This Release More Than Any Other
X. Marks The Spot (Start On Your Bookshelf And Count to the 27th Book)
Y. Your Latest Book Purchase
Z. ZZZ-Snatcher (last book that kept you up WAY late)
You can actually just put “Canadian strategic maple reserve heist” into Google and it will take you right to a New York Times article gloriously titled "In $18 Million Theft, Victim Was a Canadian Maple Syrup Cartel". There was some CWRPF talk about this that never actually turned into a story, so far as I know.
aw man I was so sure this was gonna be a due south fic
“While the latest theft was a record breaker, it was not the first significant maple syrup theft in the province.”
MISHA COLLINS YOU PUT THAT SYRUP BACK WHERE IT CAME FROM OR SO HELP ME
omfg this dial-up sound slowed down 700% is some fucking creepy ambient shit
right??? I want it to play in the background of horror scenes, like a cyperpunk horror movie where there are literal ghosts in the machines
(or where the horror is that they have to go back in time to 1995 and try to operate the internet)
"YOU CAN TELL ALOT ABOUT SOMEONE BY THE TYPE OF MUSIC THEY LISTEN TO. HIT SHUFFLE ON YOUR IPOD, PHONE, ITUNES, ETC AND WRITE DOWN THE FIRST 20 SONGS. HERE ARE THE RULES: NO SKIPPING, BE HONEST! THEN PASS THIS ON TO 10 PEOPLE"
I got tagged by rubato and probably others, so have some songs!
Well, that doesn’t feel especially accurate, but now you have all witnessed my musical choices. Most of you have already done this, as I am incredibly slow, but I will tag thetimetravelinggiraffe because she told me to, rghayat-i in hopes of soliciting more dark country, and thegeminisage because any excuse for Liz to talk about music.
YES GOD THANK YOU FOR VALIDATING MY NIGHTBLOGGING I actually just reread it myself and it is super charming still, I just love how the magic works and oh man planning his logical ways to prevent drought in the kingdom what a scientist
for the confused, I am referring to this book which if you enjoy fairy tales and absurdity you should investigate maybe
I bet before Carlos moved to Night Vale he used to regularly reinvent really useless household appliances all the time.
Like ‘Hey check this out it looks like a regular umbrella but it’s also COMPLETELY FIREPROOF’
and everyone would be like ‘Carlos why the hell would anyone NEED a fireproof umbrella if it’s already raining seriously stick to science’
but in Night Vale everyones like ‘Aw man this is PERFECT for when it starts raining fire/gasoline/literal death’ and Carlos is just like ‘My time has come’
as a follow-up to this, consider, pacrim mapped onto batman — stacker as bruce wayne, mako as dick grayson, herc as commissioner gordon, and this is the one instance in the world in which i am OK with the commish’s kid being a boy.
the death, years before, of stacker’s father in meaningless street crime
the version of batman who understands, deeply, that vengeance is an open wound, who wants to keep mako from putting on a mask and cape as long as he can, and how she becomes batgirl in response with the grudging aid and abetting of chuck hansen, detective in the GCPD, youngest ever get to ten homicide clearances
stacker returning to gotham on the death of his older sister, luna pentecost, who has been running the family empire after the death of his father and the incapacity of their mother, and imagine stacker’s guilt and grief at having let luna take the weight alone for so long, and then she is murdered by the trespasser crime family
tamsin sevier as leslie thompkins, although i will totally goddamn hear pitches for her in the serena kyle role, but fuck, listen, also, vanessa gottlieb as catwoman COME ON
caitlin lightcap in a wheelchair as oracle
years after the death of his brother in the line of duty in a fight against knifehead when batman couldn’t save him, a villain escaped from arkham asylum, raleigh becket coming back to to gotham because of the anonymized, untraceable e-mail he gets that says
where would you rather die? here, or in gotham?
OH MY DAYS RHOD WHAT HAVE YOU STARTED you know Scott Hansen sold out to the Hardship crime cartel in the middle of the biggest RICO sting of Herc’s career he’s somewhere parts unknown there are even rumours he’s one of the inmates in arkham but no journalist has been able to confirm and it’s mako that dreams of an alleyway where two shots ring out pearls and groceries and a single red shoe left behind on the ground past the police tape and little Mako being taken by the hand into Wayne manor and being told Tendo’s Alfred will find her some dinner and some pyjamas (tags from harrietvane)
SCREAMING IT IS MAKO WHO LOSES HER PARENTS IN AN ALLEYWAY WITH PEARLS AND HER LITTLE RED SHOE AND
UGH ALSO YES CLEARLY TENDO IS ALFRED AND ALISON IS THERE TOO AND
Man, Scott Hansen — I love the idea of him being a dirty cop, and Scott bends the rules, maybe takes a free drink when he shouldn’t, maybe lets a pretty girl off for a moving violation if she smiles at him and slips him her number, but what are those things in face of the fact that when Scissure opens fire at the graduation ceremony for the new class of Police Academy recruits, and everything is blood and screaming and terror and panic and running away and when Herc looks up, in the middle of the overturned folding chairs, he sees, Scott in his dress blues, hat knocked off his head, hand over Chuck’s mouth and arm holding Chuck down, and when Herc follows the direction that Chuck is trying to crawl to if only Scott would let him —
His brother being the only reason that Herc Hansen only buries his wife in the aftermath of Scissure.
I mean, there is some question whether Angela dies due to a bullet from Scissure or from the SWAT response team that shows up, but the emotional wound Herc takes that day from the loss of Angela and long, dark night of the soul that he goes through because, for the first time in his life, Herc Hansen is doubting his commitment to the GCPD — it’s deep enough that Herc takes years to climb out of it, and if he’d lost Chuck, too?
And then, years later, Herc standing in what was supposed to be a safe-house, looking at medics try to save the life of the lead witness against the head of the Hardship crime cartel, and the two dead young cops who were guarding him, and the CCTV that shows Scott Hansen coming up with a tray of coffee and a smile so that they open the door?
I want organized crime staining EVERYTHING in Gotham.