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Formerly azuredamsel, I now have what is probably the dorkiest English-class username on livejournal.

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community fic: you're the legal man (2/4)

you're the legal man [2/4]

Jeff/Annie. AU.
pg-13. 5000 words.

He’s not sure what to say next. And in that gap, weirdly, the person who springs to mind is Annie. What if Jeff had never lost his license to practice law? What if Annie had gone to her dream school instead Greendale?

Note: This is a response to nessataleweaver's Ficcy Friday prompt. Thank you for all the feedback and encouragement on the first part, everyone! I hope you enjoy. ♥
(In case you missed the first part, you can read it here.)

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monsters love the camera

community fic: you're the legal man (1/4)

you're the legal man [1/4]

Jeff/Annie. AU.
pg-13. 5305 words.

She’s sitting in the front row, first in line to change the world. What if Jeff had never lost his license to practice law? What if Annie had gone to her dream school instead Greendale?

Note: This is a response to nessataleweaver's Ficcy Friday prompt: I'm a sucker for AU's, so what about something where Jeff and Annie meet in an alternative timeline where a) Annie never had her bad trip b) Jeff never got busted for his under grad degree, so they meet in a situation where only one or neither on them went to Greendale and joined the study group? (yes, I know jeff formed it in the first place. Play with it) I just like the idea that one way or another, Jeff and Annie meeting was inevitable. Milady, your wish is my command, and I hope you enjoy. ♥

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alex drake -- this is my friend garfield

cue the crescendoing entrance music

For the past few months, I've been kicking around the idea of starting up a blog, then thinking I might not have enough time/a unique enough perspective/aren't I supposed to be writing novels and things?
The other day it occurred to me I could just actually, you know, update this journal. So, I'm going to do that. Also I'm going to be doing more public entries -- like this one -- so I can try flexing my blogging muscles. I'll be posting things under a friends lock, still, if they're more personal or whatever. And still writing. (I'm working on an outline for this possibly-too-adventurous project... I keep putting it off so I can do things like watch the new episode of Parenthood because I am awesome at procrastinating while still on winter break.)

My parents moved to Arkansas in stages over the past year, and, having been born in the Chicago suburbs and in love with that magical city, I wasn't at all sure about Arkansas. But I actually love it a lot? I'm writing this in an Arkansan coffee shop, though, so maybe the coffee has me biased. A couple the next table over is planning their wedding and I've switched over to decaf. It's a good time.
Also, although I am one of the least avid sports watchers ever, all the Razorback love is completely charming. Who knows, one of these days I may even watch a game.

So that's where I am right now (I know, totally fascinating, you're so glad I'm back), see you around?
parks & rec -- leslie/ben

parks & rec fic: every time a bell rings (2/2)

every time a bell rings (2/2)
Leslie/Ben
pg-13. 6200 words

At this moment, something is very wrong with Ben Wyatt. He is suffering from one of the most alarming human ills — he is discouraged. In this part, Ben meets his very own guardian angel and explores a Pawnee in which he never existed.

Note: This is for cypanache for the Leslie/Ben Holiday Fest. Her request was: Wonderful Life AU, set during the time Ben is going through a rough patch or post 'Trial of Leslie Knope' with Ben trying to figure out what he wants to do. Here's the second part, just in time for Christmas -- I hope you enjoy, and that your holidays are absolutely wonderful! ♥
(You can read Part One here.)

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parks & rec -- leslie/ben

parks & rec fic: every time a bell rings

every time a bell rings (1/2)
Leslie/Ben
pg-13. 5100 words

At this moment, something is very wrong with Ben Wyatt. He is suffering from one of the most alarming human ills — he is discouraged.

Note: This is for cypanache for the Leslie/Ben Holiday Fest. Her request was: Wonderful Life AU, set during the time Ben is going through a rough patch or post 'Trial of Leslie Knope' with Ben trying to figure out what he wants to do. Given my own love for Jimmy Stewart, it was only a matter of time... I hope you enjoy ♥

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parks & rec -- leslie amidst the balloon

parks & rec fic: next stop, the world (11/11)

next stop, the world [11/11]
Leslie/Ben, Chris/Ann, Andy/April
pg-13. 4419 words.

She steps out of the ballot box, grinning, and hopefully, as long as he lives, senile or not, he'll always remember how lit up she is at this moment, human sunlight. Leslie decides to run for office, antics ensue.

Note: Here it is -- the last chapter of next stop, the world! It feels pretty crazy to be at the end of this. I am so so grateful to everyone that's been reading, commenting and encouraging me throughout the summer. Thank you so much for everything, and I hope you enjoy! ♥
(You can read previous parts here.)

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