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Sorry this took so long, everybody! My computer has a virus and is being "cured" now. My internet access is currently limited, but something is better than nothing, right? :)

I really like this chapter. It ends with a bang, which is cool - I never get to write cliffhangers in one shots. And Wilson is in it! As a matter of fact, the whole cast is in this chapter - minus the Newbies, LOL. They get mentioned in the next chapter though, so its ok. :)

Enjoy, everybody! And thanks again to enigma731 for beta-ing!

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Fic! No, really!

It's been so long! I miss everybody! How are all of you?

Title: Head, Heart, Soul
Rating: Teen
Notes: Is it too late to hop on the post "Wilson's Heart" bandwagon? I hope not! Either way, big thank you to the infallible enigma731 for being a great beta and a great friend.
Disclaimer: None of it belongs to me! I do not intend any copyright infringement on anybody's part and I am making no profit.
Summary: After Amber's death, things go from bad to worse: House's kidneys are failing and he and Wilson aren't speaking. But at his lowest point, House is reunited with someone who should be gone. House must decide if what he is seeing is just a figment of his mind - or if he is truly seeing ghosts.

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I am going to try to be very honest in this post: During this primary season, I have tried to make myself very informed on the issues, and then that escalated to being informed about politics in general. I joined ontd_political, and then just yesterday I joined conservatism to balance out the liberal nature of the former community and to try and get opinions and articles from both "camps" to help myself make informed and intelligent decisions - to make sure that I could support the candidate that truly represented my views, not the candidate that was the most well-spoken or the most popular or the one that was supported in my family or in my school.

I don't think I'm there yet, but I think that I'm on my way. I don't know which candidate will best bring my opinions into the government, but I think that I have a better idea of what my opinions actually are.

But, of course, there was a problem.

In my decision to inform myself, I made the mistake that I see so many others making: I cared only about American politics.

Yes, I do live in this country, but I also live in this world. Primaries and elections are important, but they are not the only important things to exist right now. While there are political issues here - issues that, of course, are certainly significant - there are human issues going on in so many other places. What really "awakened" this fact, for me, was an article about the earthquake crisis in China:

Hello. This is Coco Wang.

As you know the breaking news of 5.12 Earthquake in China, almost all the TV channels in China are broadcasting 24 hours non-stop of every development and stories of all the rescue operations in all damaged locations.

I don't know how much information the BBC or any UK media received from us, I imagine the UK audiences were presented with the major developments of the incident, but you are probably unaware of many important and inside details which are only known to people inside China.

The amount of incredibly moving stories of victims, rescuers, volunteers is simply shocking at the moment. I have been collecting newspapers of all the stories, and telling them in the form of comic strips. I hope these stories could show the UK readers the love, warmth and courage of the Chinese people, also the sad and cruel reality of the horrible 5.12 Earthquake.

I am back home in Beijing now. Thousands of heart-breaking stories are happening 24 hours non-stop everyday, some are so sad that you can hardly bear, some are incredibly moving that you just can't stop crying... I wanted to go to the front to help with all those people, some of my friends have already gone there, but I heard that the traffic needed to be kept totally clear for rescue transportation at the moment, people like me without knowledge of first-aid and experience of rescue operations going there now would cause choas and trouble... but I can't just sit at home and do nothing, I have been crying my eyes out in the past three days, I have never felt more proud of my country and people... their love, courage and kindness rock me to my core! I have decided to tell these touching stories by drawing comics. I am going to send you comic strips almost everyday from now on, I hope you could know something about the earthquake in China, although you don't have to do anything, but I hope you could feel our love and hope.

Thank you all so much.

Coco Wang

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I'm not asking anyone to donate - that is everyone's personal decision and I can understand if people simply do not have the spare money. Just please try and keep this in your mind - I know that I will. The comics made it difficult to forget - it was so moving that I couldn't not share it. I don't see the earthquake and relief efforts getting much more attention. (Hopefully, this is just a reflection of my local news and other parts of the country are better informed.)

I know that I don't usually make personal posts - but as far as I am concerned, this is not a personal post. Not when the issue it discusses affects so many people.

Thank you.

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Karma, Or Something To Make *Me* Smile

Yesterday, I made a post full of silly things and opened up the gates for drabbles (and anyone is welcome to request one in this post!). Today, I got this email:

This story ,Rocket Science, has been nominated in the "UFO Awards" as one of the best House stories written in 2007. Congratulations! :)

You are receiving this message because your story has been nominated and seconded in the House category of the UFO Awards. The UFO (Universal Fanfic Open) Awards are aimed at recognizing quality fanfiction across all the various fandoms on the internet. You can read more about the UFO Awards at

Unfortunately, your category has not yet gathered enough nominations to be voted on. There is still time for more nominations to be added, but if the House fandom does not have at least three nominees by the end of February, I'm afraid that's as far as your story will go. As a nominee, however, your fanfic has still earned special recognition! If you respond to this message to accept your nomination, your story will be permanently listed on the UFO Awards website as a contest entry, and a special award badge will be sent to you.

Guys! Nominate House fics! Please! And don't forget to request drabbles, since it's vacation and I'm bored!
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Things To Make You Smile

F-list! It seems like each and every one of you has been having a tough few weeks! I know that my commenting on all your LJ's has been pathetic as of late, and I won't even get into my presence on my *own* LJ, but I have been keeping up with everyone. And it seems like everyone needs a break. I can't help with that but hopefully this post will cheer everyone up.

First of all - I have to recommend every try the LJ Markov Random Text Generator. It takes sentences from your LJ and scrambles them up and it is hysterical. Collapse )

See? Well, I thought it was funny!

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Finally, I'll write drabbles for anyone who requests it!
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New Fic!

...But first - why you should be watching Scrubs: "You better have a reason for stealing my man's badonka donk donk."

And here's a new oneshot!

Title: Extra-Sensory Perception
Disclaimer: I don't own anything!
Notes: There is nothing in the fandom that is quite as wonderful and reassuring as a beta. I lucky enough to have three assisting me in this fic - ayden_brooks, enigma731, and 2546. You guys are truly wonderful.
Summary: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." (Helen Keller) After circumstances force Wilson to view his life differently, he, House, and Cuddy realize that the bond they share runs deeper than any of them thought.

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*puppy eyes*

Would anybody be willing to do a beta for me tonight? Please?

Never mind! My f-list is definitely the speediest and most helpful f-list of all the f-lists. :)[/the office]
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Consider This One A Treat...

I have a Halloween fic for everyone! And, lo and behold, it's a parody! They're so much fun to write, you guys, and I hope that you guys have as much fun reading it as I did writing it.

Title: The Corpse Sue
Disclaimer: Don't own a thing.
Notes: This was written for the Halloween fest on finally_tuesday. If you miss the Original Recipe Ducklings, you should head on over to that community because not only does it have so truly great authors, but is also a Chase/Cameron community (although the fic is ship-lite).
Warnings: Innuendo. Also, I didn't have a beta.
Summary: Cuddy needs to get rid of her. Wilson needs to her to abandon ship. Chase, Cameron, and Foreman know something is wrong with her. And House just wants to hook up with her. She is… The Corpse Sue.

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Desktop Meme

I was tagged by bredalot, who is wonderful and gave me a little shout-out that made me smile. Plus, her meme triggered my learning of how to take a screen capture! And now I have a Photobucket account! It's a big, big world... :)

Rules: Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop. It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktops as well.

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I tag 2546 (consider it a hug, since I can't give you one in person), dr_funbags (I have a very strong feeling it has to do with either baseball, Bones, House, or the Hoff ;)), enigma731, tiflissa, and notsoperky (we haven't spoken in a while! I miss you!). Guys, if I can manage to post an image, surely you too are capable of it!
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