Second, after almost successfully avoiding being annoyed by co-student in Japan even though we were both there at the same program (I had lunch with her a couple of times and that was it) she has gone back to annoying the hell out of me - and we only have one class together! I borrowed $10 from her IN SPRING. I paid her back at the beginning of summer. But she doesn't remember that. So in the middle of a break in class yesterday (but while everyone is still sitting around the table) she, in the process of actually giving me my change from dinner a few nights ago, says, "So you have $5 in change from dinner - do you want it back or should I put it towards your $10 that you owe me?" And I, confused, say "I thought I paid you back." and she says, "not according to my records you didn't."
And I manage to work myself into an annoyed RAGE over this because WHAT THE FUCK? You think the *best* place to bring up the fact that you think I owe you $10 is in the middle of a class break in front of other students and the professor?
I almost don't want to give her the other fucking $5 because that actually rewards this kind of behavior.
So I called her today, and oh-so-sweetly asked, "Ok, look, what is going on? Obviously this is about more than just $10 because you would have never brought it up in so public a forum unless it was something else."
She stuttered to a stop. And then started explaining to me how it was appropriate for her to do that, instead of to, oh, i dunno, drop me an email about it, talk to me on the phone about it, mention it at any of the other times when we have walked home from class, or hey, when we were having lunch in fucking Japan and i HAD MY WALLET OUT (and money in it because Japan is a cash only economy). So I went through all of those other options, then also pointed out how inappropriate it was to bring it up in front of other people, and to note that, really, despite what she said, this HAD to be about something else, and really, what was it?
obvs. the conversation didn't actually *go* anywhere, and eventually I cut off her repeating her "explanation" that she only brought it up then because she had $5 of my money in her possession and thought that was the only appropriate time to bring it up ~ in front of other people ~ but whatever. I know its a cheap shot, but dude, I'm seriously bugged by this. Because $10 in my life? NOT WORTH IT. And now she has caused me WAY more than $10 worth of frustration over all of it.
So here, have some recs of awesome fic, because that will always make days better.
Still and Steady by helens78
XMen: First Class | Erik/Charles | NC17 | 2,872 words
Charles could tie Erik up, could pin him down, but all he really needs is his mind.
Oh my gods hot. I've been reading her Hellfire Series (which is AWESOME but still WIP, but go read if you are ok with WIPs). This little sexy one-shot is my favorite kind of telepathy-sex though :)
The Pizza-Verse (Pizza and a Movie, The Secret Life of Lawyers, A Series of Covert Disasters) by Closer
Suits | Mike/Harvey | NC17 | AU | 65,600 words
In an alternate universe, Harvey's still the best closer in New York but Mike's not a runner for Trevor: he's a pizza deliveryman, Harvey's favorite pizza deliveryman. And Harvey's discovery that Mike's more than he lets on will change everyone's lives...
Love this verse SO much! Don't ask me why the shift in dynamics works, just let me tell you that it totally does. I think I've actually read this twice already.
Shatter by Aria
Thor | Thor/Loki | NC17 | AU | 32,000 words
"Loki," Odin says, heavy with disappointment and regret for all he has to raise his voice, "Odinson. I cast you out."
Oh my gods so worth it. I love how Loki is like fandom's darling misunderstood boy, but also how some writers actually keep him unable to apologize and smart and calculating and still with that broken bleeding heart. So, um, AU for if Odin sent Loki down instead of Thor (in case that wasn't obvious).
also posted to dreamwidth | you can reply here or there | um, but don't worry, i'm still an lj girl