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X-Men Reverse Bang: An Open Door 
15th-Jul-2012 07:51 pm
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I actually wrote something! Longest fic I've ever written, and the first time since, uh, 2007 that I've written something that's not for a winter fic exchange.

X-Men Reverse Bang entry: An Open Door
Original Art Prompt: 1037
Art link: Art Masterlist
Artist: [ profile] eckses

Fic Title: An Open Door
Author: [personal profile] oxymora
X-Men Verse: X-Men First Class
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 11,995
Warnings/Contains: Still-powered Priest!AU. Mentions of child abuse (off screen, nothing that's not in the movie).

Summary: Behold, I have given before thee a door opened, which no man can shut. In which Charles is a priest, Erik is a Nazi hunter, the two of them are childhood friends and each thinks that the other should change his job.

I'd never have guessed that my first stab at the 10,000 word barrier would be priest!fic (nothing against the genre, I simply haven't had much exposure to it before!), but I've been utterly intrigued by eckses' amazing artwork from the very start. The looks on their faces! The body language! The shading! All my inspiration for this has been flowing directly from that picture, and I only wish I had more practice to do it justice. Go give her feedback!
11th-Jan-2013 10:58 am (UTC) - hmWualqvNYVJCgOfGE
Thanks for all those links! I shall have to check them out.Re: education in geaernl, I have a lot of thoughts on this and hope to do a full post on this after I get my lecture notes for tomorrow written, grocery shopping done, important email written, etc. We'll see if I get to it today! Anyway, I agree with you about the false premise thing except that it's not really so false. Based on the numbers I've seen on income with vs. without a bachelor's degree, it seems that going to college really is a requirement for a middle-class (or even non-poverty) lifestyle. The problem is that there's this unspoken agreement, that if you do go to college you will get the middle-class lifestyle, and at twenty-two. That is a big part of the problem.I think your kids are lucky to have such a wise mum!
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