Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Day 24 - Best quote

BSG: Adama: "Missed you."
Roslin: "Me too... I love you."
Adama: "About time."

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: "A trade. Intriguing... no, wait, boring. PULL OFF HIS KNEECAPS." Some villain of the week.

Castle: "Mom, we are totally doing battle on the field of honor." From Castle.

Doctor Who: For old!Who, I am torn between: One: "Where's your spirit of adventure, hm?"
Ian: "It died a slow and painful death when those bats came out of the rafters." and
"That is the dematerializing control. And that, over yonder, is the horizontal hold. Up there is the scanner, those are the doors, that is a chair with a panda on it. Sheer poetry, dear boy. Now please stop bothering me." Also from One.

For new!Who, it's definitely Current UNIT Guy: "Latest firing stock; what do you think, Doctor?"
Ten: "Are you my mummy?"

Dresden Files: Harry: "Somebody doesn't want me asking questions."
Murphy: "I don't want you asking questions."
Harry: "You own a shotgun?"
Murphy: "Several."

Firefly: Zoe: "Sir? I'd like you to take the helm, please. I need this man to tear all my clothes off."
Wash: "Work, work, work..."

Leverage: Parker: "I want to cut off his arms. And his head. I want him to die. Can we make that happen?"
Eliot: "I could... I"m just sayin', you know, I could."

Lie to Me: Loker: "I would like to sleep with you."
Lightman: "Ah, Eli Loker, Ria Torres. He's harmless, just always speak the truth about what's on his mind. What do you call it again?"
Loker: "Radical honesty."

MASH: Anything that comes out of Hawkeye or BJ's mouth. Seriously.

Middleman: "I'm as serious as a German film festival, Dubbie!" From the man himself.

Pushing Daisies: Anything out of Emerson's mouth, but especially: "Well, that idea might make a stupid idea feel better about itself."

Sarah Jane Adventures: Luke: "I just hooked your cell phone up to the computer and I found what I think is a shuttle! We can get to it and fly back to earth."
Random Girl: "Yeah, but do you know how to fly a shuttle?"
Clyde: "No, but he can hook a cell phone up to an alien computer! Give him a break."

Stargate: Bounty Hunter: "And you, O'Neill, well, you're considered a pain in the nikta."
O'Neill: "Neck?"
Teal'c: "No.

Xena: The writing for this show is not the best, so none here.

X-files: "I'm not going to ask if you just said what I think you just said because I know it's what you just said." From Scully, naturally.

West Wing: Danny: "We're both about to fall off a cliff. And I don't know what I'm gonna do with the rest of my life, except I know what I don't wanna do. And on Inauguration Day, you're going to be released from that glorious prison on Pennsylvania Avenue, with..."
CJ: "No human skills?"
Danny: "Seems to me..."
CJ: "I should punch you in the face."
Danny: "That's what I'm talking about."
CJ: "Keep going..."
Danny: "So, if I'm gonna jump off the cliff, and you're gonna get pushed off the cliff, why don't we hold hands on the way down?"

White Collar: Either "I'm an internationally known art thief and tonight I am here to rob you - cheers! " or "We know why I am naked - why are you?" Both of which are unsurprisingly Neal.
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Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Day 21 - Favorite ship


*hauls out the list of favorite shows again*

BSG: Adama/Roslin. Everyone please act surprised for a moment.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: I am constantly torn between Willow/Oz and Willow/Tara. I love them both like candy you guys. Perhaps Oz/Willow/Tara? I could see this...
Castle: Ryan/Esposito. *shifty eyes* Look, I know I should be shipping Castle/Beckett, and I do, but in a sort of "eventually" way. They're Harry and Murphy in the first couple books. They should totes be together, but not yet, because they're not ready for each other yet. Ryan and Esposito, on the other hand... but only if Jenny either approves or has an amiable breakup with Ryan. I do not approve of demonizing significant others. Speaking of, props to the show for not demonizing Demming! I'll have him now that Beckett's broken up with him. *yoinks*
Doctor Who: Ian/Barbara in Old, Martha/Tom Milligan in New. YES I AM STILL BITTER.
Dresden Files: Harry/Murphy. Again, please act surprised.
Firefly: Wash/Zoe. I love me the happily-married couples.
Leverage: Parker/Hardison OTP! They ship themselves.
Lie to Me: Ria and her boyfriend whose name I cannot remember but who is awesome with her.
MASH: *shifty eyes* Hawkeye/Margaret Houlihan. *runs*
Middleman: WENDY/TYLER OTP! I seem to be in the minority on this, annoyingly.
Pushing Daisies: Chuck/Ned, naturally. Although I must admit to a major soft spot for Olive/Alfredo.
Sarah Jane Adventures: Clyde/Luke. Watch with an open mind, grasshopper.
Stargate: ...actually, Sam/Teal'c. Eponymous_rose wrote a fic that turned me on to it and I sort of love it now. Even though the show is pushing Jack/Sam.
Xena: Xena/Gabrielle. Although, again, soft spot for Callisto/Ares. THEIRLOVEISSODESTRUCTIVE
X-files: Mulder/Scully.
West Wing: CJ/Danny until the end of time! TEAM DANNY!
White Collar: Peter/El/Neal. One of the very, very few OT3s I can see working successfully. Mostly because El is just super amazing like that. And also because Neal is so their bitch.
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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Okay, this time I had a good excuse.

And I will strive not to get behind again.

Day 14 - Favorite male character
GUYS. Stop making me play favorites. It never ends well.
BSG: Tie between Adama pere and Helo.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: GILES. <3333333 Giles.
Castle: Actually it's probably Demming. *shifty eyes*
Doctor Who: Far and away the Doctor. All of them. With Six and One leading the pack.
Dresden Files: Morgan. I love him more than Harry and Bob both. Sorry, guys.
Firefly: WASH. <333333 Wash. Serenity didn't happen.
Leverage: Hardison.
Lie to Me: Eli Loker. I seem to find his jerkishness adorable.
MASH: Alan Alda Radar. Radar's adorable.
Pushing Daisies: Probably Emerson. He's funnier and less morose than Ned.
Sarah Jane Adventures: If you frequent my journal, you know by now that I'm a pervy Luke fancier.
Stargate: DANIEL. I go for the geeky guys, clearly.
Xena: Cupid. What can I say, I'm a sucker for itty-bitty baby Karl Urban.
X-files: FROHIKE. Well, actually, Byers, but I just love shouting "FROHIKE" at unexpected moments.
West Wing: Either Toby or President Bartlett. It's a close call.
White Collar: Peter. Neil may be hot, but Peter has my heart.

Day 15 - Favorite female character
BSG: Laura Roslin. No contest. Everyone please act surprised for a moment.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Joyce Summers, with Dru a close second.
Castle: Alexis Castle. She reminds me of me. I probably flatter myself, though.
Doctor Who: Sarah Jane Smith. I want to BE her.
Dresden Files: Murphy. Duh.
Firefly: Kaylee in terms of who I'd like to hang with, River in terms of most-interesting.
Leverage: Parker. She's awesome, and it's really nice to see someone with Asperger's properly portrayed.
Lie to Me: Emily Lightman. Sensing a "daughters" theme?
MASH: MARGARET HOULIHAN FUCK YEAH. I mean, I realize she's basically the only recurring female character, but she is also badass as all-get-out and everyone should just bow to her awesome. Once she realizes how badass she is and dumps Frank, I expect to be much happier with the show. Seriously, Margaret, DUMP FRANK.
Middleman: Wendy. Though this one's a tough call.
Pushing Daisies: Probably Olive, but it's a narrow squeak and mostly because she is Kristen Chenoweth.
Sarah Jane Adventures: Once again, Sarah Jane Smith.
Stargate: Dr. Janet Fraiser.
Xena: Gabrielle.
X-files: SCULLY FUCK YEAH. Ahem.
West Wing: CJ FUCK YEAH. Ahem.
White Collar: Elizabeth Burke is made of win. You know this to be true.

Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Glee. I hate the characters (except Sue) and I hate the plots, but god, those musical numbers keep sucking me back in.

Day 17 - Favorite mini series
JOHN ADAMS. Okay, this was a given because I'm a major John Adams fangirl, but it's also well-acted and well-directed and I just. I love it so much.
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Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Day 08 - A show everyone should watch

CASTLE YOU GUYS. Seriously. I know a lot of people hate it because it's not Firefly, but you guys, it's amazing. It's not mysoginistic like a lot of "hotshot guy comes in and does girl's job better" because quite frankly, he doesn't. He has an awareness of mystery tropes and a pretty good knowledge of how cops work, so he can keep up with her, and he gets better as the show goes on, but it's her job. She's better than he is. That's just how it works. And he thinks it's hot, btw. I love Castle.

I also love it because it has that rarest of rare things on a procedural: a hero with a family who does not in any way get victimized. I mean, Alexis gets teary because stuff happened to her at school or because her favorite singer was murdered, but the killers that Castle deals with don't come back to hurt her, and she hasn't gotten kidnapped or attacked or anything like any other show (coughLietoMecough) would do. Keep up the good work, Castle!

Also it's really funny. And I adore Castle and Beckett together (it's the Harry and Murphy show!). And the romantic competitors aren't demonized-- Demming and Castle's various female conquests aren't bad people. In fact, they're very good people (mm, Demming). But they're not the right people.

Basically, Castle just does everything right. I hope they continue to do so.

Day 09 - Best scene ever

Oh man, that bit at the end of The Hub in BSG. "Missed you." "Me too." That scene. I love it so much. SO MUCH you guys.

Or maybe the one in White Collar where Neal (drugged off his ass) tells Peter that he's the only person he trusts, and Peter pats him and tells him not to pick the handcuffs, then goes and saves Neal's ass.

Or the scene in Pushing Daisies where Ned revives the nun.

Or in Middleman where Wendy's making out with Tyler and Ida's watching and the Middleman is all "AUGH STOP AUGH LITTLE SISTER AUGH."

Or in Firefly: "Anyone remember her coming after me with a butcher's knife?" "Wacky fun."... "I don't think she'd actually hurt anyone." "Butcher's knife!" "Anyone we can't spare."

Or that heartbreaking scene in SJA: "This is the best day of your life!"

Or Doctor Who, those last few scenes in End of Time, when David Tennant is saying goodbye to the show and to all the companions on it, or even the bit at the end of School Reunion: "Goodbye, my Sarah Jane!" Or maybe the bit with Ace... "Ace, I don't suppose you've totally ignored my instructions and secretly concocted any Nitro-9, have you?" "What if I had?" "Then of course you wouldn't do anything so insanely dangerous as carry it around with you?" "Of course not. I'm a good girl, I do what I'm told." "Excellent. Blow up that vehicle."

You all get the idea.
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Friday, May 21st, 2010

Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show:

More blathering about numerous shows! Not playing favorites is exhausting sometimes.

BSG: Woman King. Does not exist. Black Market is close behind.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Witch. Eugh.
Castle: I'm a bit unfond of The Mistress Always Spanks Twice, but it's like saying "Of these puppies which are licking my face and playing with each other and otherwise being adorable, I love this one least."
Doctor Who: The first serial after An Unearthly Child in old, the Episodes Of Which We Do Not Speak in New.
Dresden Files: Hair of the Dog.
Firefly: War Stories, but see the Castle disclaimer.
Leverage: The Two-Horse Job, but see the Castle disclaimer.
Lie to Me: Undercover, but see the Castle disclaimer.
MASH: Any episode which forgets how awesome Margaret Houlihan is and uses her as a shrill harpy instead, with special out-of-favor to the ones that featured rape jokes (only two, but still).
Middleman: The Cursed Tuba Contingency, but this is more because it's uncomfortable for me to watch. It happens to be an amazing episode.
Pushing Daisies: Eh, I'm not thrilled with The Norweigans.
Sarah Jane Adventures: The Madwoman of Bannerman Road. No real reason, just a strong personal dislike.
Stargate: Touchstone or Matter of Time. Crossroads got perilously close to this but was saved by Unexpected Peter Wingfield.
Xena: That fucking musical episode, man. It managed to have Callisto and still suck.
X-files: Do not even talk to me about Syzygy.
West Wing: Most of season five.
White Collar: Hard Sell, but only because Neil spent the whole thing being suspicious and cranky.
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Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I haven't been updating the meme recently because I've been ridiculously ill. Therefore, catchup!

Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
I only really got into one show that started airing this season, but it was a frakking good one so y'all can just sit and listen to me blather for a little bit about how awesome White Collar is. Which is to say, very. It is the story of FBI agent Peter Burke and con man Neal Caffery as they team up to fight crime. It is also the story of FBI agent Peter Burke and his lovely wife Elizabeth Burke, event planner extraordinaire, and how beautifully perfect they are together (seriously, guys, the fandom doesn't want to break them up. The fandom). It is ALSO the story of Peter, Elizabeth and Neal possibly being an OT3 forever and ever.

The thing about White Collar, though, is that it's SMART, and it doesn't resort to stupid little misunderstandings to cause drama. Every character behaves very intelligently for the amount of information they have at the time. Oh, and Elizabeth and Peter? Yeah, they do this mystical thing called communication. It's why they hardly ever have stupid fights. Because they, y'know, talk to each other. And don't lie to each other. A lesson that Neal could probably stand to benefit from. Anyway, it's an awesome show.

Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Oh, Lord, don't make me choose.

Seriously, I don't play favorites with things. I love all my shows with the love of one who truly loves them. I love Battlestar Galactica and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Castle and Doctor Who and Firefly and Leverage and Lie to Me and MASH and Middleman and Sarah Jane Adventures and Stargate and Xena and X-files and West Wing and White Collar and anything else I might have forgotten and even that really terrible version of the Dresden Files. I love them for different reasons, but I love them all about the same.

Caprica's not listed because I haven't seen it yet. I've been busy.

Day 05 - A show you hate
Wife Swap. It makes me cringe and grit my teeth in rage and hatred.

I trust I don't need to say why.

Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show:
I do not have a favorite TV show, as I said, so I will simply list favorite episodes from all of them. Hey, if you didn't come here to listen to me blather, you may be in the wrong place.

BSG: Tie between Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down, the Cain arc (all three parts) and The Hub.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Keeping in mind that I've only seen the first three seasons... Innocence/Surprise.
Castle: Tie, between Vampire Weekend and Famous Last Words. I'm a sucker for Castle being a father, and of course the Firefly references you guys.
Doctor Who: The Aztecs in Old, Empty Child/Doctor Dances in New.
Dresden Files: Bourne Identity.
Firefly: Safe.
Leverage: The Juror #6 Job.
Lie to Me: Depraved Heart.
MASH: Again, I've only seen the first four seasons, but either The Kids or Carry On, Hawkeye. I love the episodes that remember how awesome Margaret Houlihan is (the answer is very).
Middleman: Ecoplasmic Panhellenic Investigation.
Pushing Daisies: Bitches, Bad Habits, or Dim Sum Lose Sum. The latter does have the annoying ability to make me extremely hungry.
Sarah Jane Adventures: The Lost Boy.
Stargate: Window of Opportunity.
Xena: Anyting with Callisto. Woman is like, insta-awesome. Although I have a soft spot for Day in the Life.
X-files: Paper Hearts.
West Wing: Dead Irish Writers.
White Collar: Front Man.
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Sunday, May 16th, 2010

In Which I Overuse Parantheses

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching

The Sarah Jane Adventures, definitely. I love SJA. I love it hardcore. It's basically Doctor Who, but with Sarah Jane (who is incredible) and her gang of preteens, one of whom is her adopted son and the other three are sort of tagalongs but we love them anyway, and her alien computer (named Mr. Smith, but we won't examine her reasons for calling him that too closely) and her robot dog (K9! We love you, K9!). The writing is pretty consistently excellent (except for The Gift, but whatevs, that hit my protective-mama kink pretty hard so I forgive it). Like Stargate SG-1, the group's damsel in distress is not in fact a woman (hi there, Luke). I have a fairly massive crush on Luke (because I am a pervy Luke fancier) and Sarah Jane (because how can you not), and I am told that Maria, Rani and Clyde (and Maria's dad) have similarly pervy followings. The show is also quite friendly to LGBT subtext (not text, because it's a children's show) and is basically Doctor Who with fewer deaths (because it's a children's show). I love it because it's happy, because it hits a bunch of my kinks, because I adore Sarah Jane and Luke and Clyde and Maria and Rani and well, everyone, because I just love watching it, and because it's a wonderful, joyous show that's all about how awesome life on earth can be.

Everyone should be watching the Sarah Jane Adventures. If only for Mr. Smith and K9 bickering.
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Friday, January 8th, 2010

Year in Fic: 2009

Eight days late, but whatever, it's mostly for my benefit anyway.

Fannish Stuff What I Made in 2009

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Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

O HAI THAR OPPORTUNITY TO GET (SORTA) PAID FOR FANFICTION. Why, you are also an excuse to watch my brand-new season 1 DVDs of SJA over and over and over again and drool over Luke more than is healthy! You are looking just so bright and friendly, yes you are.

*happy Kat is happy*
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Friday, August 7th, 2009

I am apparently on something of an "INCOME YAY" spree, because in the last three days I have purchased the following.

1) The Sarah Jane Adventures, Season 1. I adore this show in all its Doctor-Who-FOR-KIDZ glory. Plus, you know, Sarah Jane = made of win. She just is.

2) The Aztecs. A very, very early episode of Doctor Who, featuring the Doctor accidentally getting engaged, Susan being almost nowhere to be found, Ian in a very silly eagle suit and Barbara being more awesome than you. Old!Skool companions rock my socks in general.

3) Sense and Sensibility. The Emma Thompson version, thanks. It's faithful to the book in spirit and stars most of my favorite actors, namely Emma Thompson, Mr. Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Imogen Stubbs, Imelda Staunton, Alan Rickman, and Unexpected Hugh Laurie and Laurielet (or so I am told). The only one missing is Mark Sheppard. Oh, and Hugh Grant is in it, but I can get over that.

4) Battlestar Galactica: Razor. BECAUSE I WANTED IT, THAT'S WHY. Also, it has Lee being kinda cool for once and Young!Adama. Plus, you know, more Cain.

5) The Lion in Winter. It was five bucks, guys! Five bucks for Peter O'Toole! Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn and Anthony Hopkins being somewhat subpar but hey he was short on sleep and TIMOTHY DALTON omnomnom and basically I love it. So there.


Bye bye, income. It was nice knowing you.

ETA: My daddy took me to the bookstore. :D :D :D And every time my daddy takes me to the bookstore, he buys me books! *is daddy's little girl and not ashamed*

7) Sex With Kings, which is a wonderfully wonderful history book about kings' mistresses through the ages. I love it so. It's very funny and brilliantly researched, and less depressing than the sequel, Sex with the Queen.

8) Ciaphis Cain: Hero of the Imperium! It's a Warhammer novel, but I've had it recommended, so I read the first few pages. I got Miles Vorkosigan vibes off it from a mile off. So, I bought it. We'll see if the Miles-vibes hold.
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Sunday, August 2nd, 2009


Post one or more sentences from each of your WIP's because if you do you might be magically inspired to finish them.

Hoo boy. )

There turned out to be so many that I ended up splitting them into fanfiction and original fiction. )

11 and 17 may actually end up being the same story. I'm still percolating that one.

Also, if you can guess the fandom for the fanfics, I will... I don't know, do something nice for you. Maybe write you a drabble. Be careful: some of the obvious ones are less obvious than they look. :D

Anyway, which ones intrigue? Any of them look like I'm wasting my time?
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Sunday, July 12th, 2009

In the Sarah Jane Adventures vein, eponymous_rose and I are forming the "Pervy Luke Fanciers" club. Want to join? Make me a Luke icon. :D
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Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Fic: Aliens and Vampires

Title: Aliens and Vampires
Fandom: Sarah Jane Adventures/SEKRIT FANDOM
Spoilers: Spoilers for Invasion of the Bane, but nothing else.
Rating: PG
Summary: Sarah Jane gets an odd email. Written for awanderingbard in the fandom_stocking exchange.

Well. That was an email she hadn't been expecting. )
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Fic: Sibling Rivalry

Title: Sibling Rivalry
Fandom: Torchwood/Sarah Jane Adventures
Spoilers: Minor ones for SJA season 1 and Torchwood season 2
Rating: PG
Summary: What happens when jurisdictions overlap. Disregards TSE and Journey's End for teh lulz. Written for doyle_sb4, in the fandom_stocking exchange.

Because a pissing contest is much more important. )
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Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Year-in-Fic meme 2008

WARNING: HERE THAR BE SPOILERS for everything under the sun that I write about. Seriously.

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Thursday, December 18th, 2008

shortest post ever

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Monday, December 1st, 2008

Sarah Jane Adventures reaction post

BRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG *squee!* Brig! He's still his awesome awesome self! I love him. Kind of a lot. I want him to be my awesome grandpa. THE BRIG IS MADE OF WIN YOU GUYS.

Also, Sarah Jane's moment in the factory where she's all, "If you touch my son I will seriously fucking kill you I swear to all I hold most sacred and I will do it with an axe and I will enjoy it"? I squeed. Kind of a lot. My roommate is disgusted with me.

The major is completely hitting on the Brig. A couple times.

Oh, man. Sarah Jane Smith is not amused.

And dear Mrs. Wormwood? Luke has a mum. And here's a hint: SHE'S NOT YOU.

...seriously? OMG. SERIOUSLY? OMG.

OMG OMG OMG OMG awesome awesome awesome episode. SO COOL! SO SO SO COOL! *cannot wait for next Monday!*
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

I am such a biblophile. My idea of wealth is being able to buy all the used books off Amazon that I want, and being able to walk into a bookstore and walk out again with the kind of haul that I usually get from the library.

Current loves of my life include: John Adams by David McCullough, Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Hall by Stephanie Barron, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert trans. Francis Steegmuller, Stone Cold Souls by George K. Moffat, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr.

Also, I'm in love with the Merry Wives of Windsor, and I never ever want the Sarah Jane Adventures to end. Such a good show.

I need a books! icon. I has a books icon!
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Monday, March 31st, 2008

Fic: The Sound of Silence

Title: The Sound of Silence
Fandom: The Sarah Jane Adventures
Spoilers: Explicit ones for Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? and oblique ones for The Lost Boy, Eye of the Gorgon, and Invasion of the Bane.
Rating: PG
Summary: Some nightmares, a conversation, and a couple of hooligans.
Notes: Written for doyle_sb4 for the Sarah Jane Adventures ficathon (hi, doyle! I'm not stalking you, I swear), who wanted either a followup to Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane or Clyde and Luke in trouble. I aims to please. Enjoy! Beta'd by imsanehonest, title only a little nicked.

The Sound of Silence )
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