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oh my god.

So this fic. This fic, you guys, holy fuck.

I read it because, well, I'd gone through everything else that author had written and I love her stuff so much that I was willing to give even this a try despite it being a crossover between 1984 (which I like) and Hetalia (which makes me cringe).

It is fucking fantastic. Seriously. It's told from the viewpoint of the anthromorphic personnification of England that's being held in captivity by the personnification of Oceania. It hits so many of my favorite tropes dead on - imprisonment, defiant prisoners, people starting to lose their sense of self, people fighting back no matter what and it doesn't ignore the English colonies that aren't white and always in the press. Haiti pops up there. India is mother-fucking-terrifying and so damn cool. Canada and America get their mentions, sure, but India gets more screentime than both of them put together.

The entire world is fighting and it's a clash of ideologies because Oceania tries to erase the past, erase the countries that they were, so they're fighting for their survival.

Disclaimer: I don't read or follow Hetalia in any way so idk if it's any good at as a Hetalia fanfic but as a general fanfic, as a 1984 fanfic, it absolutely blew me out of the water. Seriously. Even if you're like me and dislike Hetalia, go read it. I am still all starry-eyed and stunned1

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...oh man, I forgot how funny Boston Legal was.

Watch the first couple of minutes!

You can stop as soon as the credits start -- it's basically just two men who are friends, one of whom has night terrors and asked the other to sleep in the same bed with him to keep him safe from wandering off the balcony or something in his sleep and what happens when they actually share a bed.

Both the guys are supposedly heterosexual, btw.

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Cold Case: The Hen House

LINK: The Hen House (Season 2, episode 6).
THEME: Nazis, Holocaust, feminism
TRIGGERS/SPOILERS: This time, the theme section covers it all!

SUMMARY: Lilly and the team tackle a 1945 case involving an ambitious reporter recently demoted to writing trivial advice columns after a heady period covering Eleanor Roosevelt and womens rights.

WHY I LOVE IT: The main character in this one breaks my heart. She's ambitious, she's brave, she's principled -- and all of this at a time where being a woman meant that nobody valued those qualities in her. I think that she's fantastic and she deserves better than she got. She's the kind of person that I aspire to be. There are some gorgeous lines and moments in this episode and the raw intensity of the emotion just absolutely hooks me every time.

FAVORITE LINE: "I am better than the worst thing I ever did."

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
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Stand Up And Holler

LINK: Stand Up And Holler (Season 4, episode 20).
THEME: Girl space / power structure between girls / high school / cliques
TRIGGERS/SPOILERS: implied non-consensual sexual activity, abuse of authority, bullying, bullying, fat shaming.

SUMMARY: The 1997 murder of a 16-year-old girl is investigated after an anonymous confession is discovered in a modern-art exhibit. The probe leads the detectives into the cutthroat world of high-school cheer-leading.

WHY I LOVE IT: I love the main character, Rainey, and the outsider boy that gets through to her. This ep covers some of the same ground as The Sleepover and in a way, you could say that the popular kids from The Sleepover are the cheerleaders in this ep. Rainey's incredibly outspoken and I love the way that even from the start, you can see how there's spine in her that won't bend.

FAVORITE LINE: Vera : Who were you in high school, Lil?
Lilly : Definitely not the cheerleader.
Vera : Bad girl no one'd mess with?
Lilly : You could say that.

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished
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Cold Case: The Sleepover

LINK: The Sleepover (Season 2, episode 6).
THEME: Girl space / childhood power structure between girls
TRIGGERS/SPOILERS: child abuse, schizophrenia, bullying, fat shaming.

SUMMARY: In 1990, a prep-school girl was found dead in a local swimming hole. The investigation reveals that the victim of the earlier crime was routinely tormented by a trio of classmates who invited her to a sleepover the night she was killed.

WHY I LOVE IT: Girls, especially teenagers and kids, can be incredibly cruel to each other. I love it when books and movies actually examine that. It's not just the bullying of outcast girls or the way that girls within the higher levels prey on each other, it's the way that girls can group together and protect each other -- or betray each other. The victim in this episode reminds me so much of myself and of a lot of my friends.

FAVORITE LINE: "Rita, listen to me. Everyone who's ever been anything in the history of time has been a loser in junior high. In 6 years from now, you're gonna be in college and you are gonna be the coolest girl around. Because you're smart and you're different and you're wacky. And that's what's important in this world. Not what those idiot girls think of you."

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Masterlist of awesome Cold Case eps!

I'm going to list some of my favorite Cold Case eps and even set up links for you guys to watch them! Since a lot of cases, the trigger warnings would spoil the episode, they're going to be greyed out like the following: Hi, I'm a Spoiler. Insert Steph Brown jokes here!.

LINK: The Sleepover (Season 2, episode 6).
THEME: Girl space / childhood power structure between girls
TRIGGERS/SPOILERS: child abuse, schizophrenia, bullying, fat shaming.
Summary, Why I Love It, Favorite Line. )


LINK: Stand Up And Holler (Season 4, episode 20).
THEME: Girl space / power structure between girls / high school / cliques
TRIGGERS/SPOILERS: implied non-consensual sexual activity, abuse of authority, bullying, bullying, fat shaming.
Summary, Why I Love It, Favorite Line. )

LINK: The Hen House (Season 2, episode 6).
THEME: Nazis, Holocaust, feminism
TRIGGERS/SPOILERS: This time, the theme section covers it all!
SUMMARY: Lilly and the team tackle a 1945 case involving an ambitious reporter recently demoted to writing trivial advice columns after a heady period covering Eleanor Roosevelt and womens rights.
Summary, Why I Love It, Favorite Line. )

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