kuss kuss [APH]

[APH] Once Bitten, Twice Shy [Giripan]

Title: Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Rating: R
Warnings: Uh, this is probably closer to PWP than anything (read: sex)
Characters/Pairings: Greece and Japan; Giripan
Summary: Kiku is rather embarrassed about how loud he is in bed, so he bites things to muffle the sounds... including people, sometimes.
Notes: My first post of the new year and it's a kink meme de-anon! This is the most recent fill I've written, although I have a ton bookmarked I'm just so lazy. Also I don't have a desk which limits my productivity so severely it's ridiculous. ANYWAY, here is some shameless smut, this prompt was just all sorts of adorable.

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GerIta blush ADORBS [APH]

[Secret Santa] Abbiamo la Speranza [GerIta]

Title: Abbiamo la Speranza
Rating: PG
Warnings: Sickness and fluff
Characters/Pairings: Italy, Germany and a cameo from Romano; GerIta
Summary: Feliciano is sick, and Ludwig comes to help him heal.
Notes: gertalia_santa gift for robingurl which I've been writing for a while and I'm so excited to finally post! That makes four swaps done! Anyway, I hope everyone is having a happy and healthy holiday. ♥

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Heart heart [APH]

I'm kinda confused

So I keep seeing things about the new LJ interface and how unusable it is, but... I haven't seen any of this. I'm really confused; I keep reading about people having uproars and threatening to move to Dream Width but I'm either a) missing it or b)... yeah I don't know, are the changes not instituted yet or something? SO CONFUSED.

In other news I'm gainfully employed, still waiting on my new laptop and my dad apparently likes watching huge choirs of people sing on TV.
Japan [APH]

[Secret Santa] The Book of Love

Title: The Book of Love
Author: shibbyone
Recipient: angstlich
Rating: PG
Warnings: Fluff and some minor angst, oh and human names.
Summary: Japan was used to spending Christmas alone. Greece didn't want to this year.
Notes: the prompt was something about cuddling and sweetness. I made it kinda angsty though, to reflect on recent economic events in the Eurozone. Yep.

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America dance [APH]

IRL Babbling; But Sometimes, Life is Good, Son

SO. The past couple weeks or so have been very kind to me, and I'm riding on the high until something goes wrong. Which, theoretically, could be tomorrow because I'm traveling and traveling is a bitch. But I digress.

First off--I handed in my dissertation! As of about 4 o'clock today, it is officially my professor's problem. 19 pages of me repeating myself over and over and trying to come up with different words for "Germany" and "Britain" because I must have typed them about a thousand times. I can finally haul that bag of questionable books about Nazis, fascism and two Hitler biographies back to the London Library where they will judge me from afar. Except for the whole hauling process, especially when the big fat Hitler biography I have doesn't fit in my bag so I can to carry it on the Tube. Yes. People do stare. But, finally, I am done with it. Not that it was killing me, I hit the word limit over the weekend and already had the professor tell me how much he loves my writing. He told me it was some of the best, "If not the best" he'd ever read. My professor. A man who's written more books than times he's gotten laid, probably. (He's married.) I am dumbfounded.

Secondly, speaking of Nazis, I'm going to Germany tomorrow! Germany is one of those places I've always wanted to go, ever since I first learned what it was. It just seemed so... so interesting sounding. The more I learned about it, the more I wanted to see it. And then I learned about WWII. I still wanted to go so, so badly. Except I wanted to go to Italy first, which is been there, done that, yadda yadda. But now I get to go to GERMANY. So. Excited. We're staying in this cute hostel in what was once East Berlin, but the street we're staying on is one of the nicer, renovated-since-then streets with lots of money. We're gonna go to the Christmas markets, and some pubs, and a beer hall, and see the Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate and then depress ourselves with the Holocaust memorial but who cares we're going to Germany. At 6:45 in the morning but, alas. GERMANY.

Thirdly, I just bought a new laptop. My current laptop, the laptop I've been using since August 2008, has a permanently damaged hard drive, a broken keyboard, a battery that lasts 30 minutes at best, missing screws, a broken speaker, the screen is falling off and every time I turn it off it takes longer and longer to turn back on. This laptop has been across the United States four times, over one ocean so far (and will be going back soon), has been carted all over Boston, has been dropped on desks, slid behind beds, thrown on beds, stepped on, bumped into, the hard drive has collapsed three times, it's gotten two major viruses, and runs slower and slower with every passing day. It has been my savior and has gotten me to cry late at night; it's gotten me through three and a half years of paper writing, researching and essay-bullshitting. It has gotten me through hundreds of fanfics for three different fandoms. It's done so much for me, and now it's time to put it to rest. I'm either going to sell it for parts, donate it or recycle it. Not sure yet, any ideas?

So things are good. Marginally. Also I have a job interview for a high-paying job next week, but I've had lots of interviews that have amounted to nothing so I'm not getting my hopes up, buuuuuuuut still. It's awesome.
Forehead kiss [APH]

[Secret Santa] On Which the Sun Never Sets [USUK]

Title: On Which the Sun Never Sets
Author: shibbyone
Recipient: haruchitalia
Pairing/Characters: America, England; USUK (newly established relationship)
Word Count: 2,859
Rating: PG
Warnings: None, save for awkward fluff and human names.
Prompt: US and UK, feeling (and tears) of relief and triumph because of the end of WW2. Hugging involved.
Notes: So as a reward to myself for finishing a full draft of my dissertation, I decided to finalize my usxuk Secret Santa assignment :) So here it is! My headcanon is that England helped in the rebuilding efforts immediately after WWII, because I really couldn't see him sitting around in meetings all the time while his people picked their way back to normalcy, y'know?

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Sara Crewe [A Little Princess]

[APH] Knockin' On Heaven's Door -- Orchestral FST

Title: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Characters/Pairings: Chibitalia and Holy Roman Empire (hints of HRE=Germany)
Summary: An orchestral backdrop to the short-lived romance of Chibitalia and Holy Roman Empire.
Notes: My first FST and I'm quite excited. I absolutely adore orchestral soundtracks and I finally made one of my own. It's a mixture of mostly movie soundtracks but they all follow a common theme. It gets a bit rocky towards the end when Holy Rome and Chibitalia have to say goodbye but, it's hopeful.

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GerIta blush ADORBS [APH]

[APH] The Love That Tumbles from the Sky [ItaGer]

Title: The Love That Tumbles from the Sky
Rating: R
Warnings: sex and massive fluff
Characters/Pairings: Italy and Germany; ItaGer
Summary: Ludwig and Feliciano share a rare tender moment together in the darkness of the winter night.
Notes: And... guess what? If you said 'This is a kink meme de-anon, isn't it?' YOU WERE CORRECT. I've been reading a lot of really depressing historical fic lately, so I thought I'd proofread some of my sweeter fics. The prompt for this was basically just adorable, sweet, loving sex between these two, since they're pretty much made of sugar and rainbows already. Also note, I specifically said "ItaGer", not "GerIta", because life needs variety sometimes.

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Dream on [APH]

Dear self; real-life Hetalia

I've been spending a lot of time this weekend reading sad, sad fanfic. Not sad as in bad, (it's all been spectacular) but sad as in, well, holy shit, this is depressing stuff. A lot of it is manipulation-based and heavily history-based. I find a lot of really heavy-handed historically based fic to be really depressing because, let's face it, history is depressing.

I can either a) write more of my own depressing fanfic (kink meme fills, oh joy) or b) write my dissertation and read more about Hitler going crazy (Hooray!)

Or I guess I could write some of my Secret Santas... happy things! o_O I may do that.


Oh, and in other news, while I was in Ireland last weekend, I had my own bizarre semi-real-life-Hetalia experience. Basically, a friend of mine and I met these four guys from four different countries whose names we couldn't remember, so we referred to them by the country they were from. We were known to them by the states we're from (none of them were American) and it was quite amusing/very jarring for my Hetalia-addled brain.

You can read about the experience here if you'd like... lolol.

(When did I start posting shit like this on here? Guah.)