leigh57: (8x17 Bed Smile Renee's Eyes Closed)
fandom: 24
title: Our arms fill with miracles
word count: 927
warnings: Series spoilers, language, AU like woah
a/n: This is for [profile] century_fox, who prompted with, "Come head on, full circle / our arms fill with miracles.” Given that it’s you, Cinna, I’m hoping the fact that it’s almost June won’t squash the Christmas spirit. I will get all of these done eventually. The complete list of prompts is here. Ginormous thanks to [personal profile] adrenalin211 for being a great beta and a cheerleader when I needed one.

The title is taken from 'Go Places,' by The New Pornographers.

Our arms fill with miracles )

In entirely unrelated news, I continue to be amused by the collection of random that is tumblr. It works on my brain in such a strange way. It's a giant collision of funny, hot, thoughtful, weird, clever, pretty, and sometimes downright effing freaky. Also, one of the tags I track is "Jeremy Renner," and seriously, there must be ten posts a minute. I've given up even trying to see them all.

What's up with you guys?
leigh57: (8x04 Pensive Renee promo)
I'm doing the early S8 rewatch for 'research' (cue derisive laughter) purposes. AND HOLY SHIT, SHOULDN'T IT GET . . . NOT SO GOOD AT SOME POINT?

I can't even deal with how good Kiefer and Annie are. Sure, all the subplots suck and President Pompadour's hair is ten miles high and his entire family have different accents even though they're all supposed to be from Fakestan BUT I DON'T CARE.

Jack can't even TALK on the comm at the end of 8x05, because he's so spazzed that Renee wants Vlad to shoot her. GUH.

In other news, I am 100% thinking about buying 50 Shades of Grey just so I can speak about it with authority.

In other other news, I really should watch The Avengers, if only to pretend I'm one of the cool kids.

In other other other news, I'm still compiling a fic playlist and always open for recs:)

Happy Mother's Day!
leigh57: (Mulder/Scully The Truth Bed)
SAY IT, GILLIAN.

Oh lord, the way my flail never dies. Ever. Their faces when they meet. I mean, gah. You don't usually get to see that on a show. Yeah, I got to see it on 24, but that's way different.

And just, EVERYTHING. Dear TV. Whatever you're doing, The X-Files did it first.



If you're interested, here's a link to the 24 segment, in which Kiefer looks insanely hot, as per usual.

There aren't many shows I'll never forget, but dayum. These are certainly two of them. What are your shows you'll never forget? Top five maybe?
leigh57: (Frak Me)
After the insane drama of het_bigbang last year, I had decided, 100% and without a doubt, that I would not, under any circumstances, be participating this year.

And then the mod pops up this post, which says that there will be a 10k mini-bang option.

I just. GAH!!! In any case, this is also a PSA for anybody and everybody who might want to participate in this. Despite the angst and all that crap, I had so much fun, and the people in that comm are some of the best people on LJ. /PSA

Happy St. Paddy's Day!
leigh57: (7x01 Renee Walker FBI)
So I rewatched 24 7x01 last night. I had about 436782967893462896457289 feelings, most of which I won't bore anyone with. But it WAS so funny, after a long time of watching only bits and pieces of S8 (if anything), to see Renee all innocent and strutty, back before she knew she'd been repeatedly beat up and almost raped by a Russian freakshow;) It was so much fun that I got motivated to go and hunt up Kay's insanely amazing screencap recap.

And I laughed my ass off again:)

More tonight, hopefully. SHOW, WHY ARE YOU SO DAMN GOOD?

And then I realized that while I've asked you guys who watched 24 about your favorite season, I don't think I've ever asked about your favorite episode. And now I'm curious. If you had to pick one ep, which one would it be? Why?

eta: Also, cool link to article about Touch. I'm pretty excited to have Kiefer back on my TV. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sparkles_mouse for the link.
leigh57: (8x17 Renee touching Jack's scars)
fandom: 24
title: all of these lines
word count: 486
warnings: Spoilers for the series, mentions of torture and general PTSD
a/n: This is for [livejournal.com profile] adrenalin211, who prompted with something totally different but than said she'd rather read this. Totally unbetaed, so chyeah. We'll see if you think so once you're done, A:P The complete list of prompts is here.

Title and cut text are from Brandi Carlile's "The Story."

no they don't know who I really am, and they don't know what I've been through like you do )

HOW is it six days until Christmas? I just don't understand. Yikes. Also, do you guys have snow? We have no snow. Nor any snow in the foreseeable future. I would really like to special order some at the moment. How is everybody (well, everybody who celebrates) dealing with the final rush of holiday madness? As a parent, I found this comic strip wildly appropriate. They're all pretty funny, especially if you scroll back a few to the plastic surgery one:)
leigh57: (7x24 Meepy Focused Jack)
fandom: 24
title: forget your perfect offering
word count: 1141
warnings: Spoilers for the series, language, AU like woah
a/n: This is for [livejournal.com profile] paladin24, who prompted with, "in my dreams I was drowning my sorrows / but my sorrows, they learned to swim." HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope it's a great one. The complete list of prompts is here.

Title and cut text are from Leonard Cohen's insanely beautiful "Anthem."

ring the bells that still can ring )

A question I'm asking myself today is: How the hell did I not know about the existence of this book? I freakin' adore Alice Hoffman. I am beyond stoked to read this over the holiday work break. What are you guys reading? Also, if anybody would like to point me in the direction of kid-friendly (translation: really easy) cookie recipes, that would be rad.

Fangirling.

Dec. 8th, 2011 08:22 am
leigh57: (Christmas red green)
Really. Just fangirling. )

The awesome of [livejournal.com profile] adrenalin211's last fic for me has officially broken my brain, so I'm not sure what Christmas fic will or will not be appearing. But I'm trying. And trying is half the battle. Or something?

It snowed a little:) Given this weather, I will take what I can get. Happy Thursday! What's going on with you guys?
leigh57: (8x04 hug gif by Kay)
title: play hearts, kid, they work well
word count: 854
disclaimer: Do I have a disclaimer? Well, frequent brushing prevents cavities. So does not reading my Jack/Renee fic;)
warnings: show spoilers, language
a/n: This is a sequel to yes the heart should always go one step too far.

I'm technically not (quite) behind yet, but this was supposed to be posted on the 3rd. Attempting to write Jack/Renee liquifies my brain, I tell you. This is for [livejournal.com profile] elisa_trapt. I'm sorry if you wanted Beverly and Jean-Luc. This is what took over when I sat down to write. The complete list of prompts is here.

Title is from 'Go Places,' by The New Pornographers.

He’s seen more than enough to know this damage isn’t the reversible kind. )

I've been under a rock between extra work, kid sports, and holiday (tree procurement, blah blah blah) craziness. What's going on with you guys? I am making the most epic Pandora Christmas station, but every now and then they freakin' sneak in Mariah Carey or Hillary Duff. Wtf, Pandora?
leigh57: (7x18 Jack/Kim hug side)
Holy Tim Olyphant's stomach muscles, I wrote something in which Renee doesn't even have a line of dialogue. Anyway, more lalalalala, me attempting to shake out the massive brain cobwebs. This is for [livejournal.com profile] xbedhead. Blame her and [livejournal.com profile] kcountess, who wrote fic that got me all Jack/Kim nutty. Blame the squash on the fact that I'm a mom.

Five Times Jack Held Kim's Hand and One Time He Couldn't )

OMG, it's snowing. I can't even cope with my flaily joy.
leigh57: (7x08 Jack/Renee perfumes)
So whatever, lalalalala. These are 100% unbetaed unglue my brain ficlets. For [livejournal.com profile] marinw -- I'm doing your prompt first to make sure I actually do it this time! These are all (except the first one, which is mid-canon 7x18) set in some not necessarily connected AU. Don't ask me. I just work here;)

Five Times Jack and Renee Breached a Perimeter )

I think Annie's on Hawaii 5-O tonight. I might have to watch it. Or you know. Say I'll watch it, forget, and then watch it tomorrow on Hulu. Happy Monday everybody!
leigh57: (8x17 sepia snuggles)
Title: What If You Catch Me, Where Would We Land
Author: [livejournal.com profile] leigh57
Pairing: Jack Bauer/Renee Walker
Word Count: Approximately 34,000 total – a little under 3000 for this chapter
Rating/Warnings: R; sex, violence, language, references to physical and sexual abuse, spoilers for the entire series
Summary: But every once in a while when the guards were down, he’d click off the filters and let himself have her back, only for a minute. Light of her smile, smell of the skin on her neck, brush of her hand on his chest, checking for wounds. Rich stereo soundtrack of her voice.
Author's notes: With Chapter One

Final note on putting up this chapter: It’s weird, is what it is, being more or less done with this giant thing. I’m sure I’ll mess with it as time goes on, because I’m always fussing with stuff. But for now, a huge ‘thank you’ to anybody who made it through the entire thing, and one final giant shout-out to [livejournal.com profile] adrenalin211 and [livejournal.com profile] dealan311, without whom this story never would have happened. Oh! And I should also give credit to [livejournal.com profile] alwaysashipper, because the entire idea started with one of her prompts.

I don’t have a choice, but I still choose you )
leigh57: (7x07 Jack/Renee Partners)
Title: What If You Catch Me, Where Would We Land
Author: [livejournal.com profile] leigh57
Pairing: Jack Bauer/Renee Walker
Word Count: 33,600 total – a little over 9000 for this chapter
Rating/Warnings: R; sex, violence, language, references to physical and sexual abuse, spoilers for the entire series
Summary: But every once in a while when the guards were down, he’d click off the filters and let himself have her back, only for a minute. Light of her smile, smell of the skin on her neck, brush of her hand on his chest, checking for wounds. Rich stereo soundtrack of her voice.
Author's notes: With Chapter One

Another quick note about this chapter. At some point, the ending will be a touch different. Not much, but a little. Just putting that out there.

Walk away now, and you’re gonna start a war  )
leigh57: (8x17 more smiles:))
Title: What If You Catch Me, Where Would We Land
Author: [livejournal.com profile] leigh57
Pairing: Jack Bauer/Renee Walker
Word Count: 33,600 total – approximately 9000 for this chapter
Rating/Warnings: R; sex, violence, language, references to physical and sexual abuse, spoilers for the entire series
Summary: But every once in a while when the guards were down, he’d click off the filters and let himself have her back, only for a minute. Light of her smile, smell of the skin on her neck, brush of her hand on his chest, checking for wounds. Rich stereo soundtrack of her voice.
Author's notes: With Chapter One

If my heart was a house (you’d be home) )
leigh57: (7x10 Jack/Renee face-off)
Title: What If You Catch Me, Where Would We Land
Author: [livejournal.com profile] leigh57
Pairing: Jack Bauer/Renee Walker
Word Count: 33,600 total – approximately 3000 for this chapter (The next one's really long -- but it made sense to break it here!)
Rating/Warnings: R; sex, violence, language, references to physical and sexual abuse, spoilers for the entire series
Summary: But every once in a while when the guards were down, he’d click off the filters and let himself have her back, only for a minute. Light of her smile, smell of the skin on her neck, brush of her hand on his chest, checking for wounds. Rich stereo soundtrack of her voice.
Author's notes: With Chapter One

Dance me through the panic, ‘til I’m gathered safely in )
leigh57: (7x24 Sad Renee)
Title: What If You Catch Me, Where Would We Land
Author: [livejournal.com profile] leigh57
Pairing: Jack Bauer/Renee Walker
Word Count: 33,600 total – approximately 5000 for this chapter (I’ll put one up every couple days so as not to spam the comm.)
Rating/Warnings: R; sex, violence, language, references to physical and sexual abuse, spoilers for the entire series
Summary: But every once in a while when the guards were down, he’d click off the filters and let himself have her back, only for a minute. Light of her smile, smell of the skin on her neck, brush of her hand on his chest, checking for wounds. Rich stereo soundtrack of her voice.
Author's notes: With Chapter One

I lie awake and try to recall how your body felt beside me )
leigh57: (7x24 face touch by Kay)
Title: What If You Catch Me, Where Would We Land
Author: [livejournal.com profile] leigh57
Pairing: Jack Bauer/Renee Walker
Word Count: 33,600 total – approximately 6000 for this chapter (I’ll put one up every couple days so as not to spam the comm.)
Rating/Warnings: R; sex, violence, language, references to physical and sexual abuse, spoilers for the entire series
Summary: But every once in a while when the guards were down, he’d click off the filters and let himself have her back, only for a minute. Light of her smile, smell of the skin on her neck, brush of her hand on his chest, checking for wounds. Rich stereo soundtrack of her voice.
Author's notes: Under the cut.

When you’re weary, and haunted )
leigh57: (Bad ASS Renee S8 promo)
Spammy McSpamerson today, but I can't help posting this, and this special part I'm not even going to cut, because it gave me such an explosion of YES YES YES that I can't even cope. Full text of this amazing article is here. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] surreallis for the link.

HERE IS MY OWN SPECIAL FAVORITE PART, FOR REASONS EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER READ A WORD OF MY JOURNAL WILL ALREADY KNOW;)

"How To Defend Manpain:

Of course, because shows and movies so often set things up in this way – "the woman has to die so that the man can have a story" – manpain becomes easy to defend, in fannish circles, via a sort of fatalistic Watsonian attitude. "Why did they fridge that lady," folks will say, and other folks will come in to helpfully explain to you that hey, if they hadn't killed the lady, how would the plot have possibly gone on? They needed that lady to die in order for the dude to have an emotional arc! There is no other possible writing decision that can create plot! Also often writers don't seem to exist, or producers, or directors – the show will seem to just spring organically from the ground, rather than being made by people who made choices. Check out, for example, this amazing page on the internet: Renee Walker's Death Scene. This is a page about a character's ridiculous and sudden death on 24, and it's on a website that's devoted to the actress who plays her, so everyone there is pretty sad or pissed off about her death – they loved that character and that actress! But I think the whole comments section really shows how manpain works, and how it gets propped up and defended, all that talk about what "has to happen," about "what's necessary to trigger the plot," about how this isn't a "shock value" death, but an "important" one – and when they say "important," they mean "important to Jack Bauer, the dude with the manpain."

What really amazes me, speaking of shock value deaths, is the degree to which these manpain-inducing moments, especially the ones where ladies die, are defended as "edgy" storytelling in some way, as "shocking" – when in fact they're anything but. They're blase, boring, predictable, and so repetitious that . . . well, that I could make this vid. No one is shocked when the hero's girlfriend dies, and it's as far from edgy as could be; edgy storytelling would look very different. Manpain isn't used as a narrative technique because it's creative or surprising – it's used because it's easy, lazy, and follows on well-tread paths that are familiarly and comfortably sexist, racist, and heterosexist."

Thank you, yes, that is all, the end, kthnxbai. *cheers*
leigh57: (8x17 face smash)
Title: One Night of Magic Rush
Author: [livejournal.com profile] leigh57
Characters: Jack, Renee, Larry
Summary: “Jack, wake up.” He could hear her scooting closer, the sheets rustling. “Come swimming with me.”
Warnings: AC for sex and language
Disclaimer: Not mine, not mine, not mine (It’s fun to chant it).
A/N: Under the cut. However, all three of these fic(lets) are AU to the max and pretty damn fluffy. If that is not your tea, thank you for flying [livejournal.com profile] leigh57 airlines, and have a nice day;)

Balancing on one wounded wing )

You make me feel less crazy when otherwise I’d drown )

You said the clouds, they look like angel wings )
leigh57: (Jack/Renee bookcase white arms)
Title: Catch This Tide Back Home
Author: [livejournal.com profile] leigh57
Characters: Jack, Renee, little Teri
Summary: He’d always assumed that on the off chance he ever made it back to this place, he’d be alone.
Warnings: S8 AU, hurt/comfort, language
Disclaimer: They’re not mine, but it’s super fun to borrow them.
A/N: Under the cut.

(Catch This Tide Back Home)

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