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A few points...

#1: Swimmer's ear. Namely, I had swimmer's ear. Unfortunately, I didn't know or even get it looked at until a week or so after it started. It wasn't really bad or fatal or contagious in any way - just a royal pain in the ass. Once I got what I needed for it, it left pretty quickly. Thank God.

So all I have now is the impression that swimmer's ear as an affliction is kinda... odd. Don't ask me why I think that, I just do.


#2: So, yeah. Twenty-one years old. I can drink now! ...Not that I plan to... Though I am kinda curious about daiquiris...

Early gifts:

* Repo! The Genetic Opera
* Grosse Pointe Blank

On my actual birthday:

* Nerf Maverick
* Writing book, as in "designed to look like a book" - it's pretentious, but in a good way
* Sketchbook that used to belong to Mom
* Gift certificate to semi-local book chain, which went into Mean Streets (Dresden Files story), Cold Moon Rising (yeah, romance - I'm only reading for the werecreatures and them switching back to the character and POV they started with), The Vampire Files Vol. 1, and Dark Road Rising (both by P.N. Elrod)


#3:
About Repo...

I ended up writing a syno-view about Repo while I had swimmer's ear, but after looking at it, I've decided to rewrite it in the near future. Until then, onto The Shadow!


#4:
Memes memes memes memes...

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The site also had one where you could make a collage of what you've been blogging about recently. I tried that, but while you could tell what was going on with the interests one, the "what you're blogging about" one... not so much.


And now, fanfic.


#72 - Sober


Farley rarely drank much nowadays.

Oh, he wasn’t a complete teetotaler - he still had a drink once in a while, usually if he thought he couldn’t leave without one, or if he thought the situation really called for one.

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‘Calm your nerves’. God, that had to be the biggest crock he’d ever heard. The more he had, the harder it was to forget - the surprised look on Cassidy’s face when the trench knife slid home, Baines’s smug grin...


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Hell, he’d even been to his share of speakeasies, and neither raids nor rot-gut could put him off forever.

(Though why he absolutely had to be there in the first place was beyond him...)

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Eight years of them telling him how brilliant he was down the tubes...

Fuck ‘em. They’d laugh now, but he’d show them, and they’d learn not to double-cross Farley Claymore...


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But now that everyone could have their martinis or beers without having to look over your shoulder, he could barely even choke one down for appearances’ sake. God help him if he ever tried to get drunk...

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Why was he even staying? The only reason he had left now was-

Margo...

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He glared down at the shot glass, remembering everything that had led to that moment. He really thought he’d lost it all then, but-

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‘So sorry... Mar...’

“Mr. Claymore?” Margo’s voice, muffled somehow.

“Farley? Are you home?”

For a moment, it seemed to call him back.

“...mar...go...?”

“Oh, God, Farley?!”

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The glass shattered against the wall, bourbon dripping from the wallpaper.

“...Shit.”


Farley: Geez, twist the knife much?
I did consider having Veeken seeing the meltdown, but it would have gone on a lot longer than I wanted - otherwise it would've turned out too ambiguous for my tastes.

Comments

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trish_punch
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday!
It sounds like you got a lot of nice gifts. I'm glad that your ear feels better. I don't think I've ever had swimmers ear...
slackerspice
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
Re: Happy Birthday!
Thank you.

Having swimmer's ear wasn't a good experience, especially when it came to trying to get some sleep. (Though from what the doctor said, the pain could have been worse...)
trish_punch
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
I've been thinking of you lately because our son has gotten into these Clue-based short mystery books. I think it's time to show him the movie. ;)
slackerspice
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
The Clue mystery books? I remember reading those back in middle school - though looking back, the Mr. Boddy of the stories was more Dr. Poole than Lee Ving's sleazeball or Curry's Magnificent Bastard.
docsgirl
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
Happy (possibly belated) birthday!
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