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Minami Kenjiro



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    Holidays, New Years, and other reasons for happiness.

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  1. Public Bookmark 6

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    "Look around tonight, Mark. You're witnessing the last generation of men and women on Barrayar who will dance this dance in the old way. The Vor system is about to change on its blindest side, the side that looks to—or fails to look to—its foundation. Another half generation from now, it's not going to know what hit it."
    Countess Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
    Mirror Dance

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    05 Jul 2022

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    Really, Eddie doesn’t care that the PTA aren’t his biggest fan. He knows he misses too many meetings, and it’s not like he’s best friends with any of the other parents. It doesn’t affect Christopher, so it doesn’t bother him. He’ll pay for the annual fundraising mugs and consider his duty done.

    But then Buck picks Christopher up from a class trip and it all goes to hell.

    Like, of course Buck is everyone’s dream guy. He’s responsible with kids, and kind, and funny and interesting and hot to touch. That’s obvious. But now Eddie’s fighting to keep the PTA moms, teachers, and dads, all off an unsuspecting and tempting Buck.

    Because Eddie is a good friend. Right?

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    26 Jun 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 21

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    Eliot knows a thing of two about kissing, not only due to his dating history but because of his personal soulmatch pattern: True Love's First. As such, Eliot has thought a lot about kissing Parker and Hardison, so he thinks his friends should trust him when he says Spock's parents smashing their fingers together ain't doing nothing. Hardison aims to prove him wrong.

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    09 Jun 2022

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    Maddie asks him, like she’s been waiting to ask him, “Does Christopher call you ‘Uncle Buck’?”

    It’s… it sounds so casual. Nonchalant. Maybe even reasonable? And like there’s something she’s trying to figure out, but why would Chris ever call Buck his uncle? He’s Jee-Yun’s uncle. “No,” Buck answers. “Why?”

    “He called me Aunt Maddie.” She tips her head curiously, brows knit together. “You’re far closer to him than I am. I thought if I’m his aunt, you’d have to be his uncle. Why wouldn’t you be Uncle Buck?”

    There are pieces of chicken mushed into Jee’s fingers and carrots sticking to the bib draped over her front and what might be peas caught in her hair.

    And Buck doesn’t really have an answer.

    It’s just. It’s wrong. He’s not Chris’ Uncle Buck. Maybe he should be? Maybe he’s supposed to be? Or maybe Chris doesn’t call him that directly because he’s always been BFF Buck or His Buck. He shrugs and uneasiness settles in his stomach.

    What more could he ever be to Chris but an uncle?

    ~~~

    In which Buck processes his breakup, learns his place in his family, has a huge crisis of sexuality, and finds the truth about love beating in his own heart.

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    04 Jun 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 40

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    The Metamorphoses was Ovid's magnum opus, which dealt with several mythological transformations. (This included gender, human<->animal, and other things! Totally worth checking out if you want weird and wacky stories.)

    It's also the source of one of the versions of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth: where Orpheus pleads with Hades and Persephone to let him take his late wife Eurydice home. Orpheus was a skilled musician, and moved the deities of the underworld. But he couldn't keep to the one condition imposed upon him...

    Actaeon and Diana (Romanised Artemis, but referred to in the Metamorphoses as Diana) is another story contained within. In this, the hunter Actaeon spies on the maiden Diana. He is transformed into a stag, and his own hunting dogs devour him.

    Other Classical references are likely. The author is a nerd.

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    24 May 2022