# Haircut: achieved! It is cute and short and more or less just what I wanted and most importantly, achieved.
# Master's exam: finished! It was fine, though I was amused that I was unable to answer the empire question my advisor wrote for me because of not having read the books it required the answer to cite.
# Papers to grade this weekend: many. I am still missing a paper from a certain problematic student who didn't attend the last week of section (!), which does lend credence to the possibility, which epershand
pointed out to me last night, that he is intentionally trying to fail the course so that he can retake. We'll see.
# Evil corporate bank account: closed! When the person asked me why I was leaving and I told her that their fees were kind of evil, she just sort of went, "Yeah…"Holiday card post.
I have been inundated with some very high-quality XMFC AUs lately (I still can't face the most recent chapters of helens78
's Unbound, though).
# Three flavors of fake boyfriend AUs: In the Punch Line
, in which model Erik agrees to accompany professor Charles to Charles' 10-year high school reunion as his pretend boyfriend; Everyone Has a Price
by anon, in which rich Erik is college student Charles' sugar daddy; and Mutually Beneficial Transaction
, in which rich Charles is college student Erik's sugar daddy.
# The Daycare Verse
. The entire thing is excellent, and I really do recommend you start at the beginning, but the last two installments, you would hear me and know
and For a Hundred Thousand Reasons
, are perfect
# And finally, kaydeefalls
has returned to the Chessmen
series! This started out on the kink meme as the Inception
fusion AU, and it's brilliantly, brilliantly done; definitely start at the beginning if you haven't read the first installment, Boden's Mate
, already, but the next installment, Queen's Gambit
, adds the Ocean's
movies into the melange, and it too is perfect, with writing that is frequently and unobtrusively breathtaking.