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Ah, 14th February comes round again. At this time of year I find myself wandering round the town centre feeling more than usually like a badly-programmed android who does not understand these strange human emotions of yours. Good job some people like that kind of thing...

1. An Pierle - Are 'Friends' Electric?
Acoustic piano cover of a Gary Numan song. Stylish in a Blade Runner-esque cyberpunk cabaret kind of way.

2. Apoptygma Berzerk - Kathy's Song (Victoria Mix by VNV Nation)
"Kathy" is Stephen Groth's computer, and "Victoria" is one of the OSX text-to-speech voices. Because who could know you better than your computer, after all the clicks and keystrokes it's seen?

3. Jonathan Coulton - Better
A cautionary tale about the strain transhumanism can place on a relationship.

4. Goldfrapp - Strict Machine
According to Alison Goldfrapp, this is a song about wireheading.

5. Oh Land - Human
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] monarda_if for introducing me to this one. Isn't it just crying out for a GLaDOS/Chell fanvid?

6. Voltaire - The Sexy Data Tango
Contains some of the geekiest innuendoes I have ever heard, and that really is saying something. In fact, this song is entirely made of geeky innuendo.

7. Add N To (X) - Metal Fingers In My Body
This is what happens when you combine vintage synthesizers and filthy minds. The video is thoroughly NSFW.

8. Freezepop - Robotron 2000
The lyrics are an absolutely straightforward little slice of retro SF. Apocalyptic war. Robot boyfriend. Could have come out of Astounding Science Fiction in the 50s.

9. Thermostatic - Metal Skin
Like a videogame soundtrack from the 80s remixed with proper synth and sweet, playful vocals. Chiptune FTW.

10. Duran Duran - Electric Barbarella
Another absolutely lyrically straightforward song - it's about falling in love with a sexbot. Used a fanvid here because the original video kinda squicked me - this one has the technofetishism without quite so much sexism.

Videos under the cut... )
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Title: Strays
Author: Arachne Kallisti
Fandom: Portal 2/Doctor Who
Rating: G. Actually quite fluffy.
Characters/Pairing: Doctor/TARDIS, sort of TARDIS/Wheatley if you squint
Disclaimer: The Whoniverse belongs to Auntie Beeb, and everything in Aperture Laboratories belongs to Valve.
Summary: Nobody can travel with the Doctor for very long without something about him rubbing off on them.

Author's Notes: Massive spoilers for Portal 2 and Who 6x04 "The Doctor's Wife". Beta-read by the superb [livejournal.com profile] chaosdeathfish.

She never took him where he wanted to go, but she always took him where he needed to. )
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Title: Leaving the Nest
Author: Arachne Kallisti
Fandom: Portal
Rating: PG. Angst, emotional cruelty.
Characters: Chell, GLaDOS, Caroline
Disclaimer: Nothing in Aperture Laboratories belongs to me.
Summary: Two goodbyes, over a century apart.

Author's Notes: Massive spoilers for Portal 2. Seems that I hadn't forgotten how to write, I was just waiting for the right fandom to come along. Beta-read by the superb [livejournal.com profile] chaosdeathfish.

It had been a stupid, stupid idea, and now she was stuck with it. )
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I blame the fact that I'm supposed to be proofreading. Work avoidance FTW!

Cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] ihasafreezeray. There's a DoctorDonna version of "Still Alive" been done here by [livejournal.com profile] adroidmortox247, if you're interested.

Caps by [livejournal.com profile] inadream_caps, and captions by roflbot.

Dr Horrible is still alive... 32 macros under the cut. )

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