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Track: 'Right Kind of Wrong' - Leann Rimes.
Compiled by: readthesubtext
Pairing: Franky Doyle & Erica Davidson (Wentworth).
Disclaimer: This fanvid was made for pleasure, not for profit. All clips are the property of SoHo and Foxtel.
Summary: "I should try to be strong, but baby, you're the right kind of wrong." Bad Girls (and Helen/Nikki) shaped my formative years, so imagine my delight when 'Wentworth' came up with a storyline that not only gave me some serious pangs of nostalgia, but managed to make the whole 'Governor falls for one of her prisoners' storyline even hotter than the original. I'm sorry, Nikki, but you can't hold a candle to Franky Doyle. And yes, I know I've used this song for other pairings before, but if the shoe fits... :)

Go watch Wentworth people! It's an amazing show in its own right, and this by-plot is just an added bonus.

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Track: 'Teacher's Pet' - Doris Day.
Compiled by: readthesubtext
Pairing: Cassandra July & Rachel Berry
Disclaimer: This fanvid was made for pleasure, not for profit. All clips are the property of Fox.
Summary: "I can be teacher's pet, long after school is through."

I also wrote an EPISODE RECAP if anyone's interested, and my fic is now approaching 100,000 words. I've never felt this inspired before. I guess I really do have a teacher/student kink.

20th-Jan-2013 12:02 pm - Rachel/Cassandra Fic
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Just a quick heads-up for anyone who was following my Rachel/Cassandra fanfic ('Power Struggle'), I'm still updating regularly and Chapters 3-6 are now up at FF.net. I'm just too lazy to cross-post :P. I don't want to curse it, but this is rapidly becoming one of my favourite things I've ever written.
5th-Jan-2013 12:09 pm - Rachel/Cassandra Fanvid: 'Titanium.'
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Track: 'Titanium' - Madilyn Bailey.
Compiled by: readthesubtext
Pairing: Cassandra July & Rachel Berry
Disclaimer: This fanvid was made for pleasure, not for profit. All clips are the property of Fox.
Summary: "I'm criticised, but all your bullets ricochet. You shoot me down, but I get up." Rachel doesn't break easily, and Cassandra realises that she's finally met her match. I honestly can't cope with the chemistry between these two.

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Title: 'Power Struggle'
Author: readthesubtext
Rating: R
Genre: Angst, interspersed with some humour. Femslash.
Pairing: Cassandra July/Rachel Berry.
Disclaimer: The characters don't belong to me, I just borrow them for my own amusement. 'Glee' is the property of Fox.
Synopsis: Rachel continues her quest to become the apple of her teacher's eye, but Cassandra isn't an easy woman to win over.

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I may be of the vocally-challenged persuasion, but there's nothing I love more than seeing two ladies making sweet music together or, you know, dry humping each other on the dance floor. And so, without further ado, allow me to present to you the pretty, witty and oh-so-gay moments that made me grin from ear-to-ear (and hose myself down) this year.

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Title: 'Power Struggle'
Author: readthesubtext
Rating: R
Genre: Angst, interspersed with some humour. Femslash.
Pairing: Cassandra July/Rachel Berry.
Disclaimer: The characters don't belong to me, I just borrow them for my own amusement. 'Glee' is the property of Fox.
Synopsis: Set around the events of 4x09, because I know I'm not the only one who was bitterly disappointed when Cassandra didn't turn up to see Rachel singing her little heart out at the showcase, especially when she was the inspiration behind Rachel's song choice in the first place. I wanted to see Cassie crossing her legs and clutching her pearls while trying to pretend that she's not remotely turned on by Rachel's talent, damn it! I can't get enough of their "I can't decide if I want to screw you or slap you" dynamic, and when I finally emerged from a puddle of lust after seeing 'All That Jazz,' I had to get some of that tension out of my system.

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Track: 'S&M' - Rihanna.
Compiled by: readthesubtext
Pairing: Cassandra July & Rachel Berry
Disclaimer: This fanvid was made for pleasure, not for profit. All clips are the property of Fox.
Summary: "I may be bad, but I'm perfectly good at it." Cassandra July is a sadistic-bitch-cum-Sex-Goddess, and she has a major toner for Rachel Berry.

I stopped watching Glee many moons ago, and I feel like I've sold my soul a little bit by making this, but these two... sweet baby Jesus, they take 'sexual tension' to a whole new level. A practically pornographic level. One click on 'All That Jazz,' and my morals momentarily flew out of the window. It's all Kate Hudson's fault.

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Track: 'You Don't Know Me' - Jann Arden.
Compiled by: readthesubtext
Pairing: Gabriela Dawson & Leslie Shay (Shawson)
Disclaimer: This fanvid was made for pleasure, not for profit. All clips are the property of NBC.

"You don't know the one
Who dreams of you at night
And longs to kiss your lips;
Longs to hold you tight
Oh, I am just a friend
That's all I've ever been
'Cos you don't know me."


Shay's hopelessly in love with Dawson, but are her feelings really unrequited?

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Track: 'Something To Talk About' - Bonnie Raitt.
Compiled by: readthesubtext
Pairing: Gabriela Dawson & Leslie Shay
Disclaimer: This fanvid was made for pleasure, not for profit. All clips are the property of NBC.
Summary: Shay & Dawson sharing smouldering looks + Monica & Lauren gleefully adding fuel to the fire = Shipper Heaven. I love these characters; I love the actresses for being so passionate about this pairing (and, apparently, each other) and I love this show for giving us a well-written lesbian character who doesn't tick every eye-rolling cliché in the book. It's a win all-around. Also: HAVE YOU SEEN HOW GORGEOUS THESE TWO ARE? Monica Raymund, let me love you!

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Christmas has come early, as far as I'm concerned. Behold the ladies who are going to be keeping me warm this winter.

Gabriela Dawson and Leslie Shay - Chicago Fire (all of the GIFs were made by the supremely talented SHAWSON, not by me.)

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All I can say is gay. Gay, gay, gay. Also: pretty. Dawson is a bad-ass; she persuades jacked-up murderers to put down their guns and thinks nothing of carrying out life-saving surgery in the back of her ambulance, and Shay... well, Shay doesn't like it when drunk guys feel up her partner's ass, so she opts to plaster their faces in make-up and leave them looking like Drag Queens instead of patching them up. These two have wicked chemistry and Leslie is an actual les, so it's not like we're hankering after a lost cause here. The jury's still out on Dawson - the writers are trying to create the illusion that she's in unrequited love with Casey - but HAVE YOU SEEN THE WAY SHE LOOKS AT SHAY? Who are they trying to kid? The best part is that Monica Raymund and Lauren German love the fact that we're already fervently shipping their characters. In fact, they're actively encouraging it and are being so very obliging by posting ridiculously flirtatious tweets and taking pictures of themselves in compromising positions.

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What's not to love? They just need more screen time together - or preferably their own spin-off.

Some people are worried that Shay is going to hook up with Severide and lose her iconic status as one of the only gay characters on network TV, but unless the writers are prepared to fend off a bunch of angry lesbians with pitchforks, I really can't see that happening. I actually think it's refreshing to see a genuine bromance between a lesbian and a straight guy; wooing women left, right and centre in their little love shack.

Admittedly, I'd like to see Shay's character develop beyond being just "one of the boys," but the boys in question are pretty likeable - you know, for smelly men. The storylines are also very engaging, irrespective of who they revolve around. Case in point: I was cheering Casey on this week and I seem to have developed a soft spot for Severide and his man-angst, so apparently I'm not just in it for the femslash. Who'd have thought it possible? :P

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Track: 'You Might Need Somebody' - Shola Ama.
Compiled by: readthesubtext
Pairing: Elaine Barrish/Susan Berg (Sigourney Weaver & Carla Gugino).
Disclaimer: This fanvid was made for pleasure, not for profit. All clips are the property of USA Network.
Summary: Two powerful, complex and intelligent women playing the system, pulling strings and even risking their careers for each other, all the while having scandalous amounts of eye-sex and late-night clandestine encounters. This show is one of my favourites of 2012, and here's why:

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Track: '9 to 5' - Dolly Parton.
Compiled by: readthesubtext
Featuring: Amy Jellicoe
Disclaimer: This fanvid was made for pleasure, not for profit. All clips are the property of HBO.
Summary: "They just use your mind and they never give you credit; it's enough to drive you crazy if you let it." 'Enlightened' is, hands down, the best show I've seen all year. I'm not sure how someone can be your spirit animal and your worst nightmare at the same time, but Amy Jellicoe manages to pull it off.

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Track: 'Broken' - Lifehouse.
Compiled by: readthesubtext
Pairing: Shelby/Daisy
Disclaimer: This fanvid was made for pleasure, not for profit. All clips are the property of Fox Family.
Summary: Long before Jewel Staite boarded the good ship Serenity and A.J. Cook first laid eyes on Paget Brewster, they were knocking it out of the park playing troubled teens on the hard-hitting Canadian drama series, 'Higher Ground.' This is a tribute to Shelby and Daisy's amazing (and oh-so-subtexty!) friendship, which sucker-punched me in the gut about fifty times over. I walked away convinced that Daisy was falling in love with Shelby, and the "I don't have boyfriends, Ezra. I never have" scene just confirmed all of my suspicions. Apologies for the ancient aspect ratio/less-than-stellar resolution, but the show is 12 years old!

Emily: kick ass
Track: 'Where's Your Head At?' - Basement Jaxx.
Compiled by: readthesubtext
Pairing: Carla/Kirsten
Disclaimer: This fanvid was made for pleasure, not for profit. All clips are the property of MTV.
Warnings: Contains scenes of graphic violence.
Summary: Lesbians and zombies and guns - oh my! Carla's the best shot I've ever seen, and Kirsten's hand-to-hand combat skills are second to none, so OF COURSE they had to fall for each other.

Emily: kick ass
Track: 'Here Comes Trouble' - Honor Society.
Compiled by: readthesubtext
Pairing: Kate/Allison
Disclaimer: This fanvid was made for pleasure, not for profit. All clips are the property of MTV.
Summary: "She's the baddest girl I've ever seen. How could something that's so wrong be exactly what I need?" Kate's leading Allison down a very dangerous road, and Allison can't resist her Aunt's sociopathic charms. I love 'Teen Wolf' in all of its slash-tastic, crack-tastic glory, and I was genuinely expecting there to be some kind of big reveal where it emerged that Allison (or Kate) was adopted by the Argent clan because - like I said on Twitter - in what Earthly world is Kate's unabashed flirting considered appropriate Auntie-like behaviour? I know it's a little twisted, but hey, I go where the sexual tension takes me. Watch this and tell me I'm wrong :P. Oh, and yes, I know Kate is all kinds of evil, but fuck me, she's hot, and there's no question she had a soft spot for Allison. I'm still gutted she never got a Xena-esque redemption arc.

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Title: 'Missed Opportunities.'
Author: readthesubtext
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: All episodes to date.
Genre: Angst. Hurt/Comfort. Femslash.
Status: Complete @ 8145 words.
Pairing: Claudia Joy/Denise.
Disclaimer: The characters don't belong to me, I just borrow them for my own amusement. 'Army Wives' is the property of Lifetime TV.
Synopsis: You know when you watch a scene that's amazing in its own right, but you can't help thinking that there was the potential for so much more? If only the writers had capitalised on all of those longing looks, dragged out the storyline for a little while longer, let things take their natural course... Well, there's a certain CJ/Denise scene from 1x03 that I've watched on loop for months, all the while yelling, "NOW KISS!" at my TV screen, so I finally decided to do something about it. We never see Claudia Joy drive away, so who's to say she did?

NB - Needless to say, the scene in the car actually happened (ditto for Denise's brief confrontation with Jeremy), so I copied the dialogue verbatim, but everything preceding/succeeding it is my own work.

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14th-Jul-2012 07:43 pm - You can't argue with the evidence...
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I thought it'd be fun to juxtapose some CJ/Michael & CJ/Denise scenes from the same episodes/story-lines. I swear, it's almost like the writers want us to infer that these two belong together and CJ loves Denise SO much more than her husband.

Caught in the moment:

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Excuse me while I dust off my braincells and attempt to talk about something other than Claudia Joy & Denise. Yes, you heard me right.

One of my all-time favourite shows is back on air (and I say "favourite" in terms of quality, not in terms of "oh, you're both so hot and gay for each other, I want to vid you until the end of time" - although there's a certain element of that, too). 'The Closer' is one of those rare shows that appeals to both my intellect and my inner fangirl. All too often, they're mutually exclusive.

Anyhow...

Brenda's back! And she appears to have gone bat-shit crazy.

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Just when I think I'm finally at the stage of not giving two shits about this show, they go and post next week's promo pics:

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Do they not just make THE hottest couple? FML. I'm going to be caught in their clutches forever. Only Brenda and Sharon can save me now. Can't wait for tonight's episode of 'The Closer,' even though the end is nigh. Especially after seeing this rather tantalising pic of Mary & Kyra. Compromising positions for the win!
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