Fic: Many worlds

Title: Many worlds
Rating: PG
Word count: 2400
Characters/pairing: Jak and Oz
Summary: “We Precursors built many worlds across the galaxy.” Taking him with them on their ship at the end of Jak 3, the Precursors show him these worlds -- on one of which he meets Buffy's Oz. Takes place after the arc ‘Retreat’ of BtVS season 8.
Disclaimer: Jak belongs to Naughty Dog/SCEA; Oz to Joss Whedon/Mutant Enemy. No profit is made off this story.
A/N: Many thanks to the lovely European Orchid for the beta.

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Fic: Wind Horse (Bay)

Title: Wind Horse
Rating: PG
Word count: 3133
Characters/pairing: Bayarmaa (Oz/Bay)
Promt: written for still_grrr, challenge “characters of color”, prompt free for all
Summary: Five colors in Tibetan prayer flags, five moments in Bay’s life.
A/N: Tibetan prayer flags are called 'Lung ta' in Tibetan, which translates as 'wind horses'. They consist of flags in sets of five different colors, each with their own meaning and symbolism, to be put up in their proper order: blue (sky/space), white (air/wind), red (fire), green (water) and yellow (earth).

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Picspam: 5 werewolves who would make Lon Chaney, Jr. proud.

Now that the remake of The Wolf Man is about to be released in cinema—close to a whopping 70 years after the original first saw the light of day—I thought it would be nice to give a little attention to five characters (out of many, many others) who wouldn't have existed the way they are today if it wasn't for this influential 40s movie and its sequels.

While many other monster characters such as Dracula and Frankenstein were portrayed by many different actors, Lon Chaney, Jr. was the only one to portray "his" Larry Talbot in all original Universal monster movies, ofter stating in interviews that "he was [his] baby". He revolutionized the way werewolves are portrayed in the media, probably making them be portrayed at all. He made them people.
And because I personally have wondered more than once what his reaction would be to seeing the massive amount of movies, tv-series, books, etcetera his performance has had influence on, even to this day, I give you 5 werewolves who would make Lon Chaney, Jr. proud, A.K.A. 5 awesome characters we would be sadly missing if Lon Chaney, Jr. hadn't done his thing back in the day.

Warnings: nudity (both male and female); spoilers for various shows, but particularly BtVS season 8, Being Human and SPN; possibly some disturbing imagery; awesome people.

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Fic: Shatter (Oz/Bay), PG

Title: Shatter
Rating: PG
Word count: 760
Characters/pairing: Oz/Bay
Summary: Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
A/N: Spoilers for the Retreat arc; unbeta'ed.

Read it here at still_grrr.

Yes, yes. Oz/Bay fic. It seems I'm the only one who actually likes them! Not even Oz-specific communities, such as trdmarkstoicism, have an Oz/Bay tag. They actually do have a fricking Oz/Tara and Oz/Giles tag, but of course, not them!

Fanmix: Our hearts beat as one

Medium: General
Subject: Heartbeats
Title: Our hearts beat as one
Warnings: image heavy; some graphic imagery, but nothing too gruesome
Notes: 17 track of a wide variety of genres – there's folk, there's Neue Deutsche Härte, punk, R&B, some really cheesy pop... The one thing that ties 'em all together: heartbeats. Whether it's a barely noticable sound in the background or the basis for the entiry song, there's the (steady/frantic/heavy/slow) beating of hearts or the bleeping of heart monitors in each and every one of them.
The reason I made this mix is that I love the sound of heartbeats. There's something comforting in it, a primal feeling, knowing you're alive and it's something that ties us all together. "Though we may come from different countries and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one." (Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

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Fic: Life of night (BtVS)

Title: Life of night
Summary: One night in Tibet, Willow can't sleep, and finds she's not the only one.
Pairing(s): mentions of Willow/Kennedy, Oz/Bay and past Willow/Oz
Timing: Season 8, between Retreat part III and Retreat part IV
Rating: G
Word count: 2778
Warnings: spoilers up to issue 28. This story is un-beta'd (plus English is not my first language), so if you find any errors, please let me know.
Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy the Vampire Slayer or any of the characters therein (although that would be kinda awesome). This story was written for fun; no profit was made of it and no copyright infringement was intended.

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Picspam: gramophones

I love old things. I love old movies, old buildings, old music, old machines. Those last two are combined in a machine I'm in love with: the gramophone (or phonograph in US English).

I love the whole mechanism of it, how music comes from something completely analog and mechanic, rather than the blips and blops and bits and bytes of today's CDs, DVDs, mp3 players and what-have-you. I love the smell of old records, how vulnerable and fragile they are, flipping through a box of them. I love how when you listen to really old records, like jazz from the 1930s, it sounds dusty and crackly and all of it just breathes atmosphere.

I used to have a gramophone player when I was younger, but it was a modern one, with a plastic cover and hi-fi speakers. I liked it then (though I was a bit afraid I would break it if I wasn't careful), but what I'm really in love with now are the really old ones, the ones with copper horns and wind-up mechanisms. The effort that went into all of them... Gorgeous.

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