ShipmatesHark! A Vagrant
"A pair of immoveable combatants, locked in an eternal struggle.” He puffed his pipe. “That’s what one o’ them newspapers called us,” he added, complacently.
Delightful Nemesis backstory for Kate Beaton's Pirates at Hark a Vagrant. It's got glorious lines, eminently credible swash and buckle, and a very sweet romance at the heart of it.Maybe It Means Nothing (But I'm Afraid to Move)
Margaret vs. Pauline (song)
It's just fate, Margaret tells herself. Just the way it'll always be.
A haunting little story about two girls:
One left her sweater sittin' on the train/
The other lost three fingers at the canneryUp and Over We Go
(5308 words) Parks and Recreation
The first time he sees Leslie's house, Ben suddenly understands that they're going to have to make a regular choice about where to spend their time: the frat house from hell where his roommates have a bizarre set of rules and no sense of appropriate behavior, or the hoarder house from hell where he's genuinely afraid of being crushed by a falling stack of Tiger Beat
A rather adorable Ben-lives-with-April-and-Andy story.talk to your friends, talk to my friendsParks and Recreation
Ben needs some good, solid advice from a rational human being. Too bad he's in Pawnee.
An even MORE adorable Ben pre-Halloween Surprise story.A Black Christmas Carol Black Books
In which not a single ghost appears.
Bernard refuses all manner of Christmas Spirit(s). Ridiculous and fun.smoke alarm went off at 9 Hark! A Vagrant
“Ladies, Gentlemen, and other attendees of this year's Annual Be All That You Can Be Summit, we deeply regret to inform you that apparently a bomb has been found on the premise."
Kate Beaton's be-shoulder padded 1980s Business Woman attends a very odd business conference with characteristic efficiency.Bigger Than You Think xkcd 1110 (Click and Drag)
, Le città invisibili | Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino
An interactive story of exploration.
A clever tale of adventure told in a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure text style, and a worthy homage to a truly brilliant comic with wondrous and bewildering scope.If We Sleep Together Would You Be My Friend Forever Mindy Project
“What about me?” Mindy asks, annoyed. “Do you know how often in a person's life the whole sharing a room thing comes up? And I'm about to throw away this prime hook-up scenario with you
? How is that even fair?”
Fantastic sharing-a-room story with killer Mindy lines: "Are you Twilighting me?"If We Don't Make It We'll Fake ItMindy Project
They can pretend to be friends. It can't possibly be that hard. Right?
Some surprisingly sweet/hot makeout action and fun bantery "fake relationship"!I Wear You Like a Leaf CrownDownton Abbey
She sees him in every soldier under their roof, and day after day she fights her own war, silently and alone.
Another page from the war, with Mary on the emotional front, with her smooth face and her inner turmoil - very nicely done.The Ugly Sister, or, How Edith Learned Not to Believe in Fairy TalesDownton Abbey
When they were little their mother used to read them fairy tales. As she grew older, though, Edith began to notice a pattern. The eldest children inherited the best of everything, while it was always the youngest child who was the bravest and most beautiful. Never the middle child. The middle child was always only the ugly sister.
Oh, how I love Yuletide - so many stories about women! A fine Edith here, with a crisply satisfying last line.