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How fail am I?  Here I am on the last possible day of Rectober, aiming to write post #2.  Still, it's a good one.

I love a story that has a strong sense of a character's voice.  And this story came up in a discussion amongst some of us writer-fans this summer as a landmark example of a superb use of voice in a story.  It's written by Resonant, whose Transfigurations had a huge impact on me when I first found the HP fandom.  This, however, is from the little-written-in fandom of Breakfast Club (the movie, not the manga).  Many of you have seen it.  If not, the simple plot is about five high-school students bonding during a Saturday detention.  The 5 characters are tropes, pure and simple: the princess, the weirdo, the jock, the brain, and the delinquent.  This fanfic brings together the last two and that's really all you need to get started.  Please enjoy!

Higher Education by Resonant

Excerpt:

John William Bender attended Shermer High School for the last time on Monday, October 12, which was two days after his sixteenth birthday.
He made it all the way to fifth period, when Mr. Bradley, the English teacher, sent him to see Assistant Principal Vernon for the second time that day and Assistant Principal Vernon gave him a detailed assessment of his flaws and shortcomings, at which point he made Assistant Principal Vernon some detailed and anatomically improbable recreational suggestions, kicked in the glass in the trophy case, and leapt down the front steps, a free man.

Date: 2014-11-01 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pir8fancier.livejournal.com
A personal favorite!

Date: 2014-11-01 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lousy-science.livejournal.com
Bookmarking this!

Date: 2014-11-01 12:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] birdsofshore
Thanks for your recs! It's great that you sneaked another in before the end of the month :)

Date: 2014-11-01 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evalangui.livejournal.com
So I see you are the messenger (angel) from the universe sent to tell me not to resist rereading Higher Education again this week. I started off reading it (and its mini sequel "Bare", which is SO worth it, too.) and then moved on to watching The Breakfast Club (in Italian to be 'productive'). And now, of course, I think I'm going to go for the podfic, which is narrated by General Jinjur and it's so excellent I still hear it when I'm reading the story on my own. So thanks for the excuse, I mean, the signal!

So just wanted to add to the rec, here: http://www.audiofic.jinjurly.com/higher-education-bare

Date: 2014-11-07 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geoviki.livejournal.com
Cool! I didn't know about the podfic at all, so thanks for the heads up.

Date: 2014-11-07 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tipgardner.livejournal.com
Good Lord! Breakfast Club fan fic!? Brilliant! Thanks for the rec, Darling.

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