a bit of an offering

Last week the flu reared its ugly head, and stuck me in bed, miserable. It was probably the third-sickest I’ve ever been, and the only thing good that came of it was a full-series binge on Full Metal Alchemist. I’m recovering and now feel improved to the point of having only a really terrible cold, but my mental faculties aren’t up to the task of thinking up a subject for a new blog post. That said, I don’t want you brilliant souls to feel abandoned, so I’m doing this the lazy way and posting some (never-before-seen even to my beta pack) snippets. Huzzah. You will get something more interesting, I promise; but for now you can head over to www.thefangirlinitiative.com and snoop around today’s Agents of SHIELD episode response, courtesy of yours truly.

He scanned the room for someone who looked like a responsible adult and came to the conclusion that responsible adults were severely lacking before remembering he looked like Skata.

Skata was adult, at least for a human, and he was halfway responsible.

Skinner grinned.

– No Dark Disguise

The fan sweeps forward, lazy and just close enough to brush across his bare shoulders. The lines of his body change from masterful sculpture to something far more rigid and less appealing. Without turning his head, he says, “Touch me again and I will see you swim inside the contents of this cup.”

– the unnamed book

He dislikes touching his lessers, making the orbs the most effective means of passing along a visual message without inflaming his annoyance. His annoyance usually results in the end of another life.

– the unnamed book.

For a moment, nothing appears on the screen. Just when Feril is preparing to turn it off – it has taken too long as it is – someone walks into view.

Feril bows; partially out of habit, partially out of the automatic urge to do so in the presence of anyone from House Ryu. “Lord Aya.”

– the unnamed book

“Well, that was secretive. Who was it? Do you have a lover hidden away?”

Aya smiles and leaves the small screen on the wall. He crosses the room back to the bed, where a girl of thirteen sits, eyeing a glass game board. “Just a bit of intrigue. Now where were we?”

She lifts a thin glass stick, six inches long, and places it in another hole. “Your move, brother.”

– the unnamed book

He turned, startled by a flash of light from the Asian girl with the camera. “Hey, what do you think you’re doing?” he snapped.

She lifted the camera, as if to point out the obvious. “I’m the photographer?” The duh was clear in her voice. “I’m taking pictures.”

He shook his head once and walked past her toward the crowd of people ogling at the door where Angel had been stolen away.

“Rude,” he heard the photographer girl mutter.

He nodded as he moved away from her. “Absolutely.”

– No Dark Disguise

“Good morning, sunshine.”

Angel blinked, but the blinking did nothing to ease the painful throbbing in his veins. He lifted his head and looked at the man in front of him. He was young; probably thirty at the oldest. He also looked as if he was enjoying this far more than Angel was.

“Sunshine, huh? Funny. You know, it’s not nice to make fun of people.” Angel smiled past the pain, narrowing his eyes at his captor. He flexed his muscles against the chains tying him to the solid wooden chair, but he was still weakened from the dart.

The young man shrugged, unperturbed. “It’s not like sunlight affects you. I mean, it should, but it doesn’t.”

“I’m gifted.”

“I really wouldn’t call it that.”

 – No Dark Disguise

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16 thoughts on “a bit of an offering

  1. ;LASKJDFLKSJDFLKSJDFJ
    That is all.
    Except not quite all. I’M SO SORRY YOU HAVEN’T BEEN FEELING WELL! *huggles* I haven’t either and it’s the worst. -_- I hope you feel better! <3 Also what is dis new book? o.o Intrigued!
    POOR ANGEL NOOO. D: I still know where you liiiiive. ;) *narrows eyes*
    Oh my goodness, I love Skinner. XD

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  2. FEEL BETTER SOON. <3
    And also: an unnamed book?? I'm trying to figure out the genre and such from these little snippets, but I haven't yet. So intriguing! :)

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    1. *laughs* The genre is turning out to be a slippery thing. It’s sort of a fantasy/science-fiction hybrid, but more gilded. I don’t know what to call it; I might take Jenny F’s title and call it ‘planetary fantasy.’

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      1. Hybrids are awesome, just saying. It’s fun to shake things up a bit. And a fantasy/sci-fi, gilded sort of thing sounds EPIC. :D (Planetary fantasy sounds so…I don’t know, important and official, far-reaching, sophisticated…something!)

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  3. Hey, Full Metal Alchemist! I’m in the middle of reading the manga series, and I am LOVING IT!!! It’s so funny and epic and simultaneously heart-breaking!
    Oooh, I can’t wait to read more about the unnamed book!

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  4. WHAT IS THIS UNNAMED BOOK???????? I’m really curious. Please don’t keep us in the dark. Please…?

    Also, I hope you get around to feeling better soon!

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  5. I HOPE YOU ARE LESS-DYING NOW AND FEELING ENERGISED REALLY SOON. Dying is unfun. Seriously. Gah. But binge-watching good shows is at least small but good compensation. ;-)
    I LIKE THESE SNIPPETS.

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  6. Oh noes! Poor Mirri. I’m so glad you’re improving. I hope you continue to and will be 100% better VERY soon! *hugs*

    And, uh, snippets ARE interesting! I get so excited when you post them, even if they’re from content I’ve already read. I just read them again because MIRRI WRITING. <3

    EEEEEEE! I cannot wait for the next chapter of NDD. *flails* And…and…what is thissss??? :O I am so curious about this unnamed book. It sounds fascinating! You must reveal it to us one day. I am now so intrigued!

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