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Stream of Consciousness, Epi 11.12

If they need to have an episode that gives the boys a break from being in every scene, this is the way to do it.

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Stream of Consciousness, Epi 11.11

Guys. I kinda loved this one.

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Stream of Consciousness, Epi 11.10

Wow. Welcome back, Show. After those pre-hiatus previews, I wasn’t sure…but you surprised me, yet again.

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Title: Acta Non Verba [Link to story on AO3]
Fandom: The Musketeers, BBC
Author: gaelicspirit
Characters: d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, Aramis, Treville, OCs – GEN
Rating: PG-13
Words: 70,484
Disclaimer: Nothing you recognize is mine. Including the odd movie line; I tend to work familiar quotes in where I can.

Summary: Set mid-Season 2, after episode 6, Through a Glass Darkly. Out of favor with the King, Treville and d'Artagnan are assigned to transport two prisoners from Paris to Soissons. When their party is ambushed and they are taken prisoner, Rochefort grounds the Musketeers and sends the Red Guard after the prisoners under the guise of protecting the King. But the Inseparables mount their own, dangerous rescue mission, brotherhood holding more importance than a doomed outcome.

“We’d ride through fire for you, Captain, but…,” Porthos tipped his head toward the Gascon sleeping across from him, “we’d burn the world down for that one.”

Author’s Note: I've taken a bit of artistic liberty with the setting of this story. While I work to remain entrenched in canon, there are times my ideas complicate that effort. Therefore, I ask you to buy in on two adjustments to our show for the sake of this story: 1) Constance and d'Artagnan's public display of affection at the bottom of the hill after all were rescued from Marmion was simple and short-lived, and 2) the King did not retreat into his Rochefort-protected solitude immediately upon returning to the palace (as it appeared between episodes 6 and 7).

Also, one of my favorite things about writing in this fandom is that each of the four main characters gives us so many layers to work with. Individually, they could each hold their own novel-length story, but when the four are combined it's like sparking a powder keg. Though the focus of this story is d'Artagnan, I've attempted to place each man in the spotlight as the plot unfolds. Lastly, I've pulled some Musketeers I created for my previous stories into this one to keep things a bit consistent. If you read, I hope you enjoy.

Many thanks to thruterryseyes for the sanity check. She knows all the skeletons in my closets. pandi19, this one is for you. Happy Birthday, my friend.

PSA for Supernatural Fanfic Friends: I am writing an 'original' SPN story (i.e., not an episode tag or missing scene) called "The Cave." It's a one or two shot at best, but...for those of you who don't read my other stories and have told me you followed me for SPN, I wanted you to know.

Those of you who've known me for any length of time know that I'm a huge Star Wars fan. References to it in my Supernatural episode reviews and stories are plentiful and unapologetic. So it won't surprise you to learn that I forced (pun intended) the hubs to purchase tickets the moment they went on sale--two months prior to opening night.

We took our nine-year-old daughter with us on Friday the 18th and it was a toss-up who was more excited: me, a fan since I was her age, who has romanticized the original trilogy and lamented the (IMO) abysmal prequels, or my kiddo, who knows no other way than to love anything Star Wars related thanks to parental mental conditioning. It was the first time she had ever seen a Star Wars movie in a theater. The hubs was excited, too, but true to form, he was more excited that we were excited. All three of us were decked out in our Star Wars T-shirts and arrived in time to see Boba Fett, R2-D2, Leia, Padme, Darth Vader, and a Stormtrooper--and that was just in the lobby.

So, because I can never seem to fully experience something until I've written about it, I thought I'd offer those who care to read my thoughts, Stream of Consciousness-style. WARNING: This is spoiler-full and only for those who a) have seen the movie or b) don't care to be fully and completely spoiled about everything. Every. Thing.

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Stream of Consciousness, Epi 11.09

Why is it that every show with a mid-season finale decided that the best way to spend the holidays was to be left with someone (or many someones à *looks at The Walking Dead*) in mortal peril? That’s like…the opposite of peace on Earth, good will toward men.

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I posted this on Facebook a little while ago and decided to share it here. If you'd like to share your thoughts, I'd be honored to hear them.

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Stream of Consciousness, Epi 11.08

Egads, you guys! I have no idea how it got to be Saturday and I didn't get this posted! I actually thought I had already posted it, but that must have been Just My Imagination. (See what I did there?)

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*clears throat*...*taps on mic*...Um...hel-hello? Is this thing on? You guys still out there?

*tents hand over eyes and peers into the large expanse of the interwebs*....

As promised, I bring you my...

(.gif by supernutjapan - thank you!)

Ya'll ready?

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Plus also? Please don't leave. I'm not gone...I've just been temorarily detained. On a November hiatus, as it were.

Have you ever been moving through a time in your life where you are dealing with multiple, complicated issues concurrently and the only way to handle them without going completely crazy is to carefully compartmentalize...only you're running out of compartments? Like a cabinet full of tupperware where half the lids are missing? That's me right about now.

Between work committments, deadlines, and pressure and handling a significant amount of business, financial, and emotional issues for my mother, I'm--as Bilbo Baggins once said--a bit like butter spread over too much bread. *deep breath* And what ends up happening when I can't keep up is that the things I do for personal enjoyment that don't directly involve anyone in my little family (like the Rambles) get put aside until I can carve out time for them.

So, I wasn't really thinking ahead far enough. I am traveling the first three weeks of November and I thought I could watch/Ramble when I got home, but it turns out that my back-home schedule is as crazy as my during-travel schedule. Especially now that Mo Chuisle is nine and wants more of me being fully engaged. Last week, I was in CA for Cisco work; this week I head to IN for family business; next week I'm in FL for Cisco work.

Keeping up with viewing and Rambling has turned out to be more complicated than I thought it would be. *scowl*

I didn't want you guys thinking I'd flaked out or given up. I will watch and watching will include Rambling, but I'm thinking that perhaps I'll give you a Mega-November-Post (say that in your head with a booming echo) when I get done traveling after the 19th that will include Episodes 11.05 (aired on Wed the 4th), 11.06 (airing on Wed the 11th) and 11.07 (airing on Wed the 18th). I'm not sure if they'll take a break for Wed the 25th or not (haven't seen that far ahead) as it's the day before Thanksgiving in the States, but regardless, I'd either wrap that into the Mega-November-Post or use that day as my posting day.

I know ya'll like to read/react immediately following the show, and I don't blame you. I hope you'll choose to come by for the Mega-November-Post and we can collectively ponder and squee, as the situation warrants.

Thanks for understanding, and I'm really sorry about this.

Time is Relative, Stories are Forever

February 2016
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