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Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
09 March 2010 @ 07:10 pm
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.



~ Thomas Jefferson

Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin; 1802



END THE FED.
 
 
And I find myself: swimming in gold
Feeling rather: cynicalcynical
Listening to: Boléro - Maurice Ravel
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
01 February 2010 @ 05:35 pm
Where there is no common power, there is no law, where no law, no injustice. Force, and fraud, are in war the cardinal virtues.



~ Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan
; Chapter 13
 
 
And I find myself: in another world
Feeling rather: frustratedfrustrated
Listening to: A Hard Teacher - The Last Samurai OST
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
25 January 2010 @ 10:10 pm

Title: Her Will, Be it Their Peace
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Blair/Nate/Serena
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 2,981
Spoilers: Yes (Seasons 1&2)

Summary: Once upon a time there lived a girl, and a boy, and a girl.

Notes: Meme fill. For wigbee71583.


There is no rest for the wicked...Collapse )

 
 
And I find myself: through the Looking-Glass
Feeling rather: lazylazy
Listening to: Concerto For 2 Violins, String & Continuo in A Minor Op.3 No.8 - Antonio Vivaldi
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
06 January 2010 @ 04:45 pm
Crush humanity out of shape once more, under similar hammers, and it will twist itself into the same tortured forms. Sow the same seed of rapacious license and oppression over again, and it will surely yield the same fruit according to its kind.



~ Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities; Chapter 15
 
 
And I find myself: beneath the Palisades
Feeling rather: restlessrestless
Listening to: Minuet & Badinerie; Orchestral Suite No.2 - Johann Sebastian Bach
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
01 December 2009 @ 10:35 pm
Many have imagined republics and principalities which have never been seen or known to exist in reality; for how we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what ought to be done, will rather bring about his own ruin than his preservation.



~ Niccolò Machiavelli

The Prince; Chapter 15
 
 
Feeling rather: discontentdiscontent
Listening to: Minute; Waltz in D flat major, Op.64, No. 1 - Frédéric Chopin
 
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
18 November 2009 @ 09:20 pm

The state of this week’s Gossip Girl has left me in dire need of inspiration. It’s sad really, as I still have a meme request to fill, but seeing as it involves Serena I need all the help I can get. So I came up with this exercise of sorts that I hope will help get me back into the spirit of things.

Just name a pairing, accompanied by a single word, and I’ll respond with a sentence or two appropriately themed given the characters and prompt.

Feel free to request as many as you want, be it different pairings or the same pairing with different word prompts. Who knows, they might make for a nice collection by the end of it. Of course, anything Vanderbilt is love.

Go on, spam me!

 
 
And I find myself: at the Circus Maximus
Feeling rather: okayokay
Listening to: Auf dem Wasser zu singen; D.774, Op.72 - Franz Schubert
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
15 November 2009 @ 06:15 pm

Title: Before the Gates of Hell
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Tripp/Blair, Nate/Blair, William/Blair
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 4,624
Spoilers: No (AU future fic)

Warnings: Angst, language, dark and adult themes.
Summary: Blair loves them both.

Notes: This has a more darker tone to anything I have written previously, so I’d love to hear what you all think of it. Sub-headings are from Dante’s Inferno.


She bites her lip and his half-filled heart seems to spill and empty itself...Collapse )

 
 
And I find myself: in the Sixth Circle
Feeling rather: mischievousmischievous
Listening to: Agnus Dei; Mass in C major, Op. 86 - Ludwig van Beethoven
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
06 November 2009 @ 11:50 am
Everything that deceives may be said to enchant.



~ Plato

The Republic; Book III
 
 
And I find myself: in the School of Athens
Feeling rather: cheerfulcheerful
Listening to: Étude Op.10, No. 4 in C-sharp minor - Frédéric Chopin
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
27 October 2009 @ 11:30 am


...we have bondage and hit men.
 
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Come one, come all and spread the word.

 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
03 October 2009 @ 07:35 pm
Title: Soliloquies Under the Pale Moonlight
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): William/Blair
Rating: R
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.
Word Count: 4,635
Spoilers: No (AU; pre-series)
Warnings: Angst, adult themes.
Summary: Of little consequence or concern are the wrongs. All that matters, are the rights.

Notes: So it seems like I’m the only one who actually writes this pairing. I don’t know if that’s a good thing, or a bad thing. My other fics have stalled so I just went with this for the sake of getting something done, even if it inspires a not-so-evil perception of Grandfather. Written for a prompt at gossipgirlanon: William/Blair, but it sort of took on a life of its own.


How right Eliot was, the world does end with a whimper…Collapse )

 

 
 
And I find myself: in the First Circle
Feeling rather: exhaustedexhausted
Listening to: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, II-Andantino - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
01 October 2009 @ 12:25 pm
Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.



~ Aristotle

Politics
 
 
And I find myself: gazing upon a Mandelbrot set
Feeling rather: boredbored
Listening to: Étude Op. 10, No. 6 in E-flat minor - Frédéric Chopin
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
14 September 2009 @ 12:25 am

Title: If the Shoe Fits, You Must Wear It
Category: Inglourious Basterds
Word Count: 1,132
Spoilers: Yes

Summary: An insight into the Landa/von Hammersmark dynamic briefly touched upon in the movie.


I tease rough...Collapse )

 

 
 
And I find myself: on Piz Palü
Feeling rather: awakeawake
Listening to: Concerto for Piano No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15; III-Rondo - Johannes Brahms
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
03 September 2009 @ 08:25 pm

Title: The Tangled Web We Weave
Category: Inglourious Basterds
Pairing/Character(s): Slight one-sided Hans Landa/Bridget von Hammersmark
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Inglourious Basterds and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Quentin Tarantino. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 1,321
Spoilers: Yes

Warnings: Dark and adult themes.
Summary: Bridget von Hammersmark was a brilliant actress.

Notes: A play on the Colonel’s thoughts.

 

And actresses intrigue him greatly...Collapse )


 
 
Feeling rather: sillysilly
Listening to: Air; Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - Johann Sebastian Bach
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
01 September 2009 @ 11:20 am
Why were a few, or a single one, made at all, if only to exist in order to be made eternally miserable, which is infinitely worse than non-existence?



~ Immanuel Kant

End of All Things
 
 
And I find myself: overlooking the Rhine
Feeling rather: contemplativecontemplative
Listening to: Ballare - Violaine Corradi
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
20 August 2009 @ 11:25 am

Title: Smiles from Madness Flow
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Tripp/Blair/Carter
Rating: R
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.
Word Count: 3,117
Spoilers: Yes (The Grandfather)
Warnings: Language, mild angst, adult themes.
Summary: They are miserable, all right – and quite possibly mad – and fittingly enough, in each other’s company.

Notes: Meme fill. For lokiyan .


Madness…Collapse )
 
 
And I find myself: everywhere and nowhere
Feeling rather: satisfiedsatisfied
Listening to: Nuages Gris | Grey Clouds, S.199 - Franz Liszt
 
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
06 August 2009 @ 11:55 am

Title: Infinity is but a Golden Ring
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Tripp/Blair
Rating: M
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 1,005
Spoilers: No (AU fic)

Warnings: Adult themes.
Summary: Not even her dreams are quite this perfect.

Notes:
I still intend to write a slightly dark Tripp, but for this, something sweet was in order. Birthday fic for mocca_fix_gold; enjoy!

 

So, here we are… again.Collapse )


 
 
And I find myself: watching the stars
Feeling rather: restlessrestless
Listening to: Concerto for Piano No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15; I-Maestoso - Johannes Brahms
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
01 August 2009 @ 02:55 pm
I-I am going to be a storm-a flame-
I need to fight whole armies alone;
I have ten hearts; I have a hundred arms;
I feel too strong to war with mortals-
BRING ME GIANTS!



~
Cyrano de Bergerac
 
 
And I find myself: at the edge of the world
Feeling rather: workingworking
Listening to: Hungarian Dance No.5 in G Minor - Johannes Brahms
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.

Title: Serenade for a Queen
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Rufus/Blair
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 450
Spoilers: No (AU fic)

Warnings: Adult themes.
Summary: Double the effort, half the return… such is the fickle nature of inspiration that scarcely hits, if ever at all.

Notes:
Meme fill. For mocca_fix_gold.

 

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Title: Hoops in Manhattan
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Dan and Eric
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 609
Spoilers: No

Warnings: None
Summary: At times like these, just thinking about it, he found himself comically inclined to believe they were all nothing more than mere characters on some measly teenage sitcom, because there was no way people such as themselves existed in real life.

Notes:
Meme fill. For fairmostfatal.

 

Unlike Chuck Bass, incest isn’t on my list of things-to-do-before-I-die...Collapse )
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And I find myself: within the Musée du Louvre
Feeling rather: thirstythirsty
Listening to: Stella Errans - Violaine Corradi
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
26 July 2009 @ 11:00 pm

Title: A Touch of Simplicity
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Dan/Blair
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 1,605
Spoilers: No (AU fic)

Warnings: None.
Summary: She forgives the vagueness of his words. She forgets them entirely when his hand finds and lightly holds hers. 

Notes: First request-fill from my meme. For sweetcakes983.

 

She can’t have him feeling too good about himself so early in the night...Collapse )

 

 
 
Feeling rather: tiredtired
Listening to: Eugel und Teufel - Sawano Hiroyuki
 
 
Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
25 July 2009 @ 11:05 pm

Title: Woe to the Vanquished
Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing/Character(s): Tripp/Blair
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Gossip Girl and all immediate characters, themes and ideas are registered trademarks and belong to Cecily von Ziegesar, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. No profit is being accumulated from this writing piece.

Word Count: 1,660
Spoilers: No (AU fic)

Warnings: Only the timeless art of seduction.
Summary: The Vanderbilt in him could never turn down a challenge.

Notes: Spur of the moment dabble entirely a result of no other progress being made. Contains a feisty Blair, because I miss the real her terribly. For lokiyan; happy birthday!


The whimsical adventurer in him was doomed to pay little heed to the prospect of ever being burned…Collapse )


 
 
And I find myself: in the Gardens of Hespera
Feeling rather: lethargiclethargic
Listening to: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 Allegro Molto Appassionato - Felix Mendelssohn