Liberty and Justice

Over at the Torquere LiveJournal Today

I'm hosting the Torquere LiveJournal Community today, talking about Emerging Magic, the sequel to A Hidden Magic, and anything else that comes to mind. We have candied bacon, so come on over and hang for a while.

I'm going to do a drawing tomorrow for a $10 Torquere gift certificate; for every post of mine you comment on over there today (up through noon Pacific time tomorrow) you'll get a slip in the drawing. I'll be posting throughout the day, so check back a few times, or just wait till later and do it all at once -- maybe during a gap in the Olympics coverage or something. :)

Angie
SeanB Blue Shirt -- mine

Rec: Proving a Point

savageseraph wrote a fun fic for me for the slashababy fest this year. (Last year? Anyway, the most recent one. :) ) It's called "Proving a Point" and it's about Sean and Viggo, with Harry and Karl (all right, mostly Harry) deciding he has something to prove. He did, but maybe it wasn't quite what he was expecting. [pets Sean and Viggo] This is a great story, and it deals with jealousy and temptation and trust and love in exactly the way I like. Check it out.

Angie
Viggo -- Nixie

Fic: In a Perfect World, 2/2

Title: In a Perfect World, 2/2
Author: AngiePen
Recipient: afra_schatz
Pairing: Eric/Viggo
Rating: R
Request: Eric Bana/Viggo would be awesome but Orlando/Sean B., Karl/Sean B., Karl/Viggo or Bernard/Sean B. are great as well. Requested genres: (well, some of this is only sort of a genre :)) contemporary AUs, NZ timed fic, smut, and/or est!relationship. I'm not much for angst, h/c and really kinky stuff.
Summary: AU; Eric's trying to break into acting while doing comedy clubs and some modeling to pay the bills. Just after he's met a guy who might become someone special, if only he has time to find out, he gets a chance at what might be his big break, but it'd force him to stay locked in the closet for years.
Disclaimer: I don't own anyone you recognize. I know nothing about their social lives or sexual activities, more's the pity. This is fiction, period. It is done as a labor of love and I make no money from it.
Notes: Written for the 2011 slashababy fic fest for afra_schatz. I'd never thought about Eric and Viggo together before, but I like both of them, so I decided to give it a shot.

Part 1



Viggo sort of invited himself over for dinner on Tuesday. Not really in the sense of, "Hey, I'm coming over for dinner, make something nice," but they'd been talking on the phone and the conversation had wound around this and that and they'd just sort of agreed that they wanted to keep talking and that they were both getting kind of hungry, and putting those together resulted in Viggo coming over with a bottle of wine and platter of tamales. Eric had ice cream in the freezer, and that was dinner.

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Eric Color -- mine

Fic: In a Perfect World, 1/2

Title: In a Perfect World, 1/2
Author: AngiePen
Recipient: afra_schatz
Pairing: Eric/Viggo
Rating: R
Request: Eric Bana/Viggo would be awesome but Orlando/Sean B., Karl/Sean B., Karl/Viggo or Bernard/Sean B. are great as well. Requested genres: (well, some of this is only sort of a genre :)) contemporary AUs, NZ timed fic, smut, and/or est!relationship. I'm not much for angst, h/c and really kinky stuff.
Summary: AU; Eric's trying to break into acting while doing comedy clubs and some modeling to pay the bills. Just after he's met a guy who might become someone special, if only he has time to find out, he gets a chance at what might be his big break, but it'd force him to stay locked in the closet for years.
Disclaimer: I don't own anyone you recognize. I know nothing about their social lives or sexual activities, more's the pity. This is fiction, period. It is done as a labor of love and I make no money from it.
Notes: Written for the 2011 slashababy fic fest for afra_schatz. I'd never thought about Eric and Viggo together before, but I like both of them, so I decided to give it a shot.



Eric checked the address on his phone one more time, noted the building across the street, then went to find a place to park. While roaming the nearby streets, hunting for a gap in the cars lining the curbs, a panicky voice in the back of his head was babbling at him to turn around, go back home, get a day job flipping burger's at McD's or stocking shelves at WalMart or something else, anything else.

He told that part of his mind to shut the fuck up.

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Orlando Facepalm -- Roomfor2

Orlando Sighting :D

Okay, not quite, but at least a mention.

Howard Taylor does Schlock Mercenary, the best SF web comic I've run into. He also does movie reviews, and today he posted one about the new Three Musketeers movie. He mentioned Orlando in a way I thought people over here would get a kick out of:

I did have some complaints. This movie only has one Orlando Bloom in it, but it needed three, or maybe four. In fact, it looked like at least two of the non-Orlando-Bloom swashbuckling, slender, dark-haired men were trying really hard to BE Orlando Bloom -- weird, since he's already in the movie.

LOL! Maybe we could get a petition going, asking for an All-Orlando version of Three Musketeers? I'll bet Howard would sign it! Or maybe not. But plenty of folks around here would, yes? :D

Angie
Liberty and Justice

Marriage in New York (orig. posted 27 July 11)

[A post that should've gone up while LJ was down.]

The Guardian UK did a beautiful photo piece about gay couples getting married in New York. Look at the pictures, read the captions; I had tears streaming by the time I was halfway through. Especially check out the fourth photo -- Myron Levine and Philip Zinderman have been together for fifty-one years and were finally able to get married. That's so awesome. And now I'm tearing up again.

Huge kudos to the people of New York. This should be happening in every state.

Angie
GetFuzzy Toss -- MadMarty

Now We Know How Bad it Has to Get for the Republicans to Disown Someone

Clue delivery for Jack Davis: You know you're a radical wingnut when even the folks in charge of the modern Republican party dump your butt because you're embarassing them.

[Caveat: yes, I know there are plenty of thoughtful, intelligent Republicans in this country. They're just not the ones in charge of the party right now, and that's a major problem for the US in the 21st century.]

Jack Davis has been pushing for a congressional seat for the last few elections, and threw his hat into the ring when Chris Lee resigned over an internet sex scandal, necessitating a special election to fill his newly empty spot. Things were apparently going well until Mr. Davis suggested, in public, "that Latino farmworkers be deported -- and that African-Americans from the inner city be bused to farm country to pick the crops."

Wow. Seriously.

Because clearly 1) all Latino farmworkers are illegal aliens, and 2) rounding up black people and forcing them to the fields to do agricultural labor worked so well for this country last time we did it.

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Karl Blue Shirt -- mine

Fic: Releasing Tension

Title: Releasing Tension
Author: AngiePen
Fandom: Actorslash
Pairing: Karl/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Harry's been so wound up and stressed out lately that it's starting to affect his health, and Karl's worried. He has an idea that might help Harry let go, but he's not sure Harry will go for it, or that it'll even work if he agrees to try. Karl thinks it's worth a shot, though, and it'll likely be fun regardless.
Disclaimer: I don't own anyone you recognize. I know nothing about their social lives or sexual activities, more's the pity. This is fiction, period. It is done as a labor of love and I make no money from it.
Notes: Written for savageseraph for the 2010 slashababy fest.



Karl knew it'd been another bad day when he didn't hear Harry come in.

On good days, the rapid-fire thudding of boots up the wooden steps, the rattle-clatter of the screen door and the creak-slam of the back door -- on good days, all those noises in quick sequence told Karl that the day's shoot had gone well and that Harry was in a good mood. A relaxed and upbeat Harry was open and noisy, as though the good mood had to spread to the world around him.

Quiet meant Harry was holding it all in.

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