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14 December 2003 @ 10:20 pm
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Things I read today:

Some of firesignwriter's Sparrow/Norrington fan-fiction, located in the memories section of her LJ. Somehow I managed to stumble backwards into reading "Currents," the latest installment (I think) in a longer series. Now I'll have to play catch up and read the others. I find that, in the pairings game, I rather prefer Jack-and-James to Jack-and-Will. I surprise myself, but the more I dwell on it, the more I think Will's a bit of a sap and Norrington needs love. Poor repressed British officer guy.

shrift's PotC story, Hurricane Jack. (Why hadn't I read that before?! Trust in the Shrift. Go read the Shrift. There is no bad Shrift.)

garryowen's just-finished Smallville AU, Language of Love. Works surprisingly well, is romantic in the best way, and has poetry that fits the story nicely in most cases--and I'm pretty picky about poetry. I do think Clark's poems work better than Lex's, but I'm not going to exercise myself to critique. It's a lovely story. [ETA: Koi pointed out that the author decided to rewrite the last section, so the new link above goes to the first seven parts.]

I must apologize to Herself and Poshcat again for the fact that I am a dirty, lazy whore. They'll know why.
Jane Bluestockingj_bluestocking on December 15th, 2003 02:41 am (UTC)
garryowen is rewriting part 8, and has deleted the first draft from LJ. Parts one through seven are still up here:


Not entirely sure I agree with the reasoning behind the rewrite, but LJ postings are works in progress, and that progress is interesting to watch.
Anna S.eliade on December 15th, 2003 07:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for pointing out the new link!
Just a Baker Street Musecluegirl on December 15th, 2003 05:44 am (UTC)
I was simply enthralled with all the subtextual history between Jack and Norrington in the film. As I said when first I saw it, those two have HISTORY -- not to mention a whole wealth of unresolved hot-cha going on between them. I picture them as having been boys together on their very first ship voyage -- officers, clearly, since back then you had to buy your commission -- and bestest buddies...until. Only pirates could seduce Jack away from his bosom mate, right?

And I'm curious; is Norrington's Christian name ever given in the movie? I don't recall hearing it or reading it in the creds.
Anna S.eliade on December 15th, 2003 11:56 am (UTC)
"James" could be fanon, but you might want to check IMDb.com for his name.

I have to admit I didn't get any impression of history between Jack & Norrington. They seemed to be meeting for the first time in the movie. But maybe history where they didn't *know* they'd met before--I can imagine something like that which wouldn't be totally implausible. I'm not sure it's necessary for their relationship to be interesting though, as it goes forward from the movie. :)
Circe: jack davenport by bastardizedcirce_tigana on December 15th, 2003 07:28 am (UTC)
gah! You read Currents first? Silly girl! But definitely start from the beginning, at Full Moon.

You have made my day by getting into Sparrow/Norrington :)
Anna S.eliade on December 15th, 2003 08:05 am (UTC)
But I have been reading the Jjail in the correct order. GUH.
Circe: bootycirce_tigana on December 15th, 2003 09:18 am (UTC)
I trust firesignwriter like I trust eliade and wiseacress -- always what I want, always sublime :)

Have you read her "Fortune and Favor" yet?
"I don't care how delicious he is, he's EVIL!": my fandom is drunkshrift on December 15th, 2003 09:12 am (UTC)
*meeps in your general direction*
Anna S.eliade on December 15th, 2003 11:54 am (UTC)
*air-kisses the general direction of your face*