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Woah!  There's a (really long) letter by the real life inspiration for Enjorlas (Les Miserables) telling the true story of the barricade!  Hugo was there for the event that he later used as inspiration for his novel (though it ends differently in his book), but this letter is something else.  I saw it being passed around tumblr recently and had to spread the word.  It's amazing.  Both the original French and the English translation by [ profile] tenlittlebullets are included.
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Title: Citations Omitted
Author: [ profile] Scedasticity
Fandom: Farscape
Genre: Epistolary
Pairing: John Crichton/Aeryn Sun
Length: Short (3,408 words)

Author's Summary:
The approaching 300th anniversary of the Eidolon Reemergence has triggered an upsurge of interest in the figure held by popular legend to be at the heart of the period's turmoil. Be it as folk hero or bogeyman, Crichton is more likely to be remembered by the ordinary person than Emperor Staleek, Mele-on Grayza, or even High Priestess Muoma. The persistent myth of Crichton makes it difficult for the serious scholar to uncover the truth behind this controversial and fascinating historical figure, but such efforts are not without results.

Written like a far-future historian's study of what is remembered of Crichton and the other main characters. It's interesting from a meta view and also for anyone interested in historical, anthropological, or literary theories (I hit the trifecta there, so naturally, I liked this fic a lot).

Citations Omitted (on AO3)
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Title: Understanding Mummy Holmes
Author: [personal profile] alessnox
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Genre: Meta
Length: Short

Author's Summary:
One of the biggest areas of contention in the Sherlock fandom is the character of Mummy Holmes. Who is this woman who raised not one, but two genius sons?

Very interesting take on what is definitely a big deal in Sherlock fandom right now.

Understanding Mummy Holmes (on DW)


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