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The Empire Strikes Who What Now? - John/Cam - PG-13

Title: The Empire Strikes Who What Now?
Author: [personal profile] icarus, i.e. [personal profile] icarusancalion
Recipient: DorothyOz
Pairing: John/Cam, friendship
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Totally, totally clean.
Author's Notes: Four years ago DorothyOz wanted John/Cam. I gave her Peter Grodin (it's complicated what happened, but it was supposed to the first story in a three story series and... well, it fell apart when the writer of part two dropped out of the Secret Santa and, oh, it was too ambitious). Thank you to [personal profile] esteefee, [personal profile] sian1359, and [personal profile] wyomingnot for the beta.
Summary: John glinted at him like a bad kid in high school who dared you, and got you sent to the principal’s office for the first time in your life.

(John glinted at him like a bad kid in high school who dared you, and got you sent to the principal’s office for the first time in your life.)
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The Empire Strikes Who What Now? - John/Cam - PG-13

Title: The Empire Strikes Who What Now?
Author: icarusancalion
Recipient: DorothyOz
Pairing: John/Cam, friendship
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Totally, totally clean.
Author's Notes: Four years ago DorothyOz wanted John/Cam. I gave her Peter Grodin (it's complicated what happened, but it was supposed to the first story in a three story series and... well, it was too complicated). Thank you to [profile] esteefic, [personal profile] sian1359, and [personal profile] wyomingnot for the beta.
Summary: The Atlantis expedition exchanges Christmas gifts, banter, and inside jokes.

(John glinted at him like a bad kid in high school who dared you, and got you sent to the principal’s office for the first time in your life.)
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Rough night tutoring

Tutoring last night was rough. I had new students and students who'd been with other tutors suddenly switched to me, so my structure for the sessions couldn't be used.

Then my last session... oy vey. An AP US History teacher was behind, so his student needed to be taught US history, from scratch, from WWII to Reagan. At the same time, I had my ESOL student who's trying to take advanced AP Language English, at the same time, I was trying teach the SAT essay, and we have a new grader who's harsh-yet-vague in his comments, holding high school students to a college standard. That isn't how you help young writers, and I couldn't get across how these comments were Not At All Helpful.

The session was a disaster, I was upset, and I had to admit -- I couldn't do. I haven't felt this incompetent in a long time.
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A pleasure to read Dreamwidth

I had a friend on Facebook, the evil Facebook, who had cancer. An old childhood friend, and I followed her there to keep up with her health. Other friends, nuns and monks, my mother, were also Over There. So I disappeared for a time down the FB rathole. The algorithm's the worst. Any mood you're in gets intensified, you "like" one political post and then that's all you see -- although the Russian trolls have learned to leave me alone on my politicians' pages (if they annoy me, I call my representatives and tell them what great jobs they're doing--then I tell the trolls I called. They don't like that).

So refreshing to be back on DW, to read about your lives, your cats, your garden drainage problems. It's like coming home to humanity.
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Resist.

I know what mine are.

"Can we all open our eyes, wake up and realize that our government is being turned into something very different and we are not resisting. We are accepting. We must be proactive about our views. I don’t know what you’re views are, but I know what mine are.

Please be awake and proactive and out there."

- Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo