Title: Dream a Little Dream of Menagerie
Fandom: Real Person Fic: CW
Characters/Pairings: Jared/Jensen, Jensen/Matt Cohen, background Misha/Genevieve
Rating: PG-13 for mild sexuality, violence, and language
Word Count: 16,139
Summary: AU: Jared's got the perfect job. He runs a pet store for his boss Misha—but it's not just any pet store. Misha's Dream a Little Dream of Menagerie is full of creatures most people only ever imagine: tiny lantern dragons, judgmental unicorns, songbirds that sound better than any radio, and even a baby Loch Ness monster. Lately it's been kind of hard to concentrate, however, thanks to the new on-site vet, Jensen, who has everything Jared's perfect man would have…and a serious boyfriend on top of all that.
If you're not up for reading all that, I do recommend you at least go look at/squee at ordinaryink's utterly spectacular adoraballs art. You'll find it's really quite impossible not to grin through. She's outdone herself again, and it's just the PERFECT cure to a bad day.
I won't even bother you all with my academic woes of uninspired paper-y doom, but I will say that I had a job interview today, and I think it went really well. The job would be about 20 hours/wk and also administrative, so along with my other job I would be working about full time. It would be a pretty good fit for me and would mean a looot of extra money I could use when I have to start paying off my loans, but along with classes, I would have to work 6 days/wk. I'm already so low on fic-writing time lately that I dunno. I mean, I'll take the job if it's offered, it would be irresponsible not to, but I think it'll make for a less happy Cherie in that I'd have to take even more steps back from fandom. I dunno, maybe that's healthy. At any rate, I'm trying to approach this as "if I get the job, yay, if I don't get the job still yay!" rather than the opposite side. I certainly won't be bummed if they go with someone else, but on the other hand, in a few months I will *need* a full 40 hours/wk and I would hate to then get stuck in a second job that would be as good as this one. I DUNNO, I DUNNO.
ON TO MORE SERIOUS MATTERS. I won a crochet doll at fandomaid and now I NEED YOUR HELP to decide what I want a doll of! More info below:
My really big problem is that none of the obvious answers will work. I won only ONE crochet doll, and most of my favorite characters are part of a pairing. I can't ask for a Dean doll and make him live without his Sammy and vice-versa! I don't want River if she can't see her Doctor every now and again. Even the Impala without her Dean, Jess without her boyfriends, the TARDIS without her Doctor, Cersei sans Jaime, Enjolras without Grantaire, Merry without Pippin, Tebow sans Coop, Remus deprived of his Sirius--ARE YOU SEEING MY PROBLEM HERE?
So, I've narrowed it down to a few iconic enough characters who I think are going to be okay living on their own (yes, I'm crazy, DON'T JUDGE ME). HERE ARE MY OPTIONS AT PRESENT:
Benton Fraser from Due South - HE'S A MOUNTIE SO OMG TINY MOUNTIE COSTUME HOW CUTE WOULD THAT BE? I WOULD DIE. I do sort of feel that Fraser without a Diefenbaker would be a sad thing, but it should be a lot easier to find a little white wolf that is the right size for him than to find a Dean doll to go with Sam.
Evita Peron - She's my longest lasting love of the options, so I know I won't grow out of her. She's also head bitch in charge and kind of everything I want to be. I would ask for a doll from the iconic scene--big white dress, bun, hands up, the whole shebang. She'll definitely do just fine on her own.
Shakespeare - Well, because duh. And also frilly outfit reasons.
The Man Your Man Could Smell Like from that one Old Spice commercial - Most fuckable crochet doll ever.
Myself - So on the one hand it's kind of vain and slightly creepy to have a doll of myself, right? But on the other hand it would be kind of cool to see myself in doll form!
Other options I considered and decided against are: Erik (the Phantom of the Opera), because I only even considered this out of obligation and I'm really pretty over all things Phantom; Luke Skywalker (I finally decided it would be WRONG to deny him a Leia for incest); Castiel (I could maybe still be swayed on this? It would be very cute and he is iconic enough for a likeness to work, and I don't ship him too much with anyone, so I would be okay with him being alone, but I dunno. It feels like if I'm going Supernatural I should be going for one of the boys and then that complicates the whole shebang); and Jean Valjean, my actual favorite character ever, but he's not very iconic. I guess Javert would make more sense for this. But Javert!doll would judge me something fierce.
ANYWAY, MY POINT IS, I CLEARLY NEED YOUR HELP. MAKE MY DECISIONS FOR ME. SUGGEST THINGS I MISSED. DO IT.
Which of these is the best/cutest option for a little crochet doll?
I know what you people really came for.
Bacon porn incest tickies.
OH, ALSO. RELATED TO NOTHING. I SAID I WOULDN'T TALK ABOUT MY SCHOOL WOES, BUT HERE IS SOME SQUEE. THE PAPER I AM WRITING FOR THE CLASS I DON'T HATE IS GOING TO BE ABOUT THE SILENCE IN DOCTOR WHO AND THAT IS BECAUSE I AM AWESOME.