Sep. 23rd, 2017 07:58 pm

Books & London Fog

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Yesterday Google's fall equinox doodle warmed me to the bottom of my Beatrix-Potter-loving, Brambly-Hedge-obsessed heart. Too bad the weather around here hasn't changed since August. It is supposed to cool down a little some time next week (or is it the week after next week?), though, so there's that. 

Today I also headed over to the library for the first time since classes started. Checked out The Likeness by Tana French and Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati; realistically I might not have the time to finish either of them but I'd like to at least give The Likeness my best shot. It's one of the two Dublin Murder Squad books that I haven't read yet, and the one with the strangest (in the best way) plot. Plus, I've been dying for some non-assigned reading since Monday. Fourth week of the semester is when things start to get seriously stressful--I did sneak some writing in, anyway, but I've fallen totally off the wagon when it comes to reading.

Speaking of writing, I'm going to do my level best to finish the latest Pete fic this weekend. I've got...maybe four or so pages to go? Not completely sure, but I'm down to the final stretch and everyone's been so sweet and patient and I just need to get this thing done. And then move on to the story. Even if I don't finish it, I'd like to at least get the bulk of the last major scene done so I'll only have a few loose ends to tie up come Monday. 

The only other even slightly interesting thing I did this week was baking London Fog shortbread. I used this recipe and bypassed a couple steps (didn't bother chilling the cookies once I'd cut them out) but they turned out very good. I'm not a huge fan of Earl Gray on its own, but I love it in shortbread. So I spent Friday evening baking shortbread, then eating shortbread in front of Call the Midwife with my sister. Not a bad way to start the weekend. 

And, last but not least, we finally have a trailer for The Punisher! I'm trying to stay a little skeptical, just so I won't build it up to some impossible ideal, especially when it comes to Frank and Karen...but I'm so, so excited. I hope this ends up being good. I really do. 
Sep. 23rd, 2017 06:00 pm

Challenge 67: Minimalistic

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Absolutely Fabulous, Doctor Who

In the episodes shown on the first two icons, the characters say they're dressed in Minimalism style.
Reject )



Sep. 23rd, 2017 11:26 pm

Challenge 67

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playing Dragon Age: Origins. Duncan was a babe, but I've moved on to Alistair because he plays with my dog. in googling which gifts go to who I discovered what kind of fucked-up endings can happen with him if you're not playing a Human Noble, so I'm just chilling and figuring out where to go from here.


[insert rant about old white dude coming out to the land and feeling entitled to tell me what I can and cannot do with my life here]

said old white dude stomped off like a prissy little bitch when I told him to change his tone while he was talking to my mother, that she does not deserve being berated by him, so whatever you fucker, get off my land.

still have to jump through old white dude's hoops though because my mother forgot to send in the money for the land, and now we're on the verge of being foreclosed on. AGAIN. lolololol I want to die.


not getting writing done because of aforementioned hoops and also because I have to do a lot of shit outside in the small spurts of shade we get during the day. I've had a migraine nonstop since I posted the last fic, tbh, and that hasn't helped much. the only reason I'm playing DA:O is because the camera control via keyboard slows the swing down enough that it doesn't exacerbate things. which is good? but also doesn't help with productivity.

just took a benadryl for the itching/sneezing/post-nasal, so I should pass out in a couple hours. it is now raining for the first time in two weeks, whoopie. guess I'll go see about killing the zombie horde or whatever is pouring out of that castle, blah.


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 Adorable fanart has inspired me! The artist has requested no reposting of their work, so just check out the source link here for an insanely cute drawing of Hau and Gladion on a Disney vacation.

I always love the idea of real world AUs where characters visit Disney parks, so this is just too tempting to use as fic inspiration!

EDIT: Fixed the link!
Sep. 22nd, 2017 06:57 pm

Getting into gear!

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Going to start my entry with the question, this time, rather than end with it:

What is your favorite (fiction) book? Or even your top three? 

I'll admit, I have something to gain from this: I'm looking for more to read, and I'd love recommendations! It does go beyond that, though. I'm very curious to see what books appeal to which people I've talked to on this site. I like looking for patterns in these things.

That said... My rekindled interest in reading has been further fueled by today's email from NaNoWriMo. November is just over a month away, and despite my previous acknowledgment that I am unlikely to ever finish a full-length, involved work - particularly fanfic - I'm giving it a go, as usual. I've yet to win NaNo - this will be my sixth year participating, but only my third or fourth really going for it - but still enjoy the experience every time. The community is great, although given that I usually get far more involved with my local NaNo community than the official site's, and my region is currently without an ML, I'm not sure how much that'll be a factor this year.

Anyway, I'm hoping to win this year, but expecting it less than ever: My fiancee will be visiting from the 19th of November to the 1st of December this year. (My first Thanksgiving with her; very exciting!) I also don't know what I'll be writing. Probably fic, sure, but what fandom? I'm not sure. Pokemon is probably the safest bet, because I always go back to Pokemon and there's so much source material to work with. Of course, there's always my beloved Disney. Who knows what movie will catch my interest in November? And Steven Universe has a powerful pull; I'd love to write for it.

I might pull a NaNo Rebel this year, too... Either by writing multiple (though probably connected) pieces, or by continuing a fic or series I've already started. Or even both, maybe - I could continue the Incidents at Temple University series, or turn my current Pokemon WIP into a series of short fics.
Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:18 pm

Supernatural // Bad dreams

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Title: Bad dreams
Amnesty round: #59 comfort
Fandom: Supernatural // The Weechesters
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: of course, I don't own Supernatural, nor the characters

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Sep. 21st, 2017 07:05 pm

Lucifer (TV) - Devil in her heart

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Title: Devil in her heart
Amnesty round: #56 song titles 2 = The Beatles // Devil in her heart
Fandom: Lucifer (TV) // Chloe Decker
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: of course, I don't own Lucifer, nor the characters

Read more... )
Sep. 21st, 2017 06:43 pm

The Faculty // Prospects

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Title: Prospects
Amnesty round: #56 song titles 2 = The Beatles // Bad Boys
Fandom: The Faculty // Zeke Tyler, Casey Connor
Rating: PG13
Disclaimer: of course, I don't own The Faculty, nor the characters

Read more... )
Sep. 20th, 2017 12:37 pm

TRON Funko Pops coming in November!

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It looks like there's going to just be Tron and Sark, each with two paint variations. The normal versions glow in the dark; the limited edition "chase" versions have a very shiny paint job and, if ToyWiz is anything to go by will be more expensive as well.

Still, it's good to see these films getting merch still after all these years. Do you think if these sell well, we'll get more TRON characters? Who would you like to see? I'd love to see Yori or Ram, and maybe if they eventually do Legacy characters, Quorra as well.
Sep. 20th, 2017 01:02 pm

Reminder!

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Amazing Entries so far, but we can always use a few more. Challenge 67 ends over the weekend. If you haven't voted, it would be lovely if you can vote as well.

And again, sorry for the delays lately. I don't seem to have as much time in the weekend as i'd like!!
Sep. 19th, 2017 07:20 am

Prompt #60 - Amnesty Week VI

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Every tenth week on [community profile] 100words is Amnesty Week. What is Amnesty Week? It's when all previous prompts are fair game. Did you miss a prompt the first time around? Write it now! Want to write a favorite prompt again? Do so!

Your response should be exactly 100 words long. You do not have to include the prompt in your response -- it is meant as a starting place only. Please use the appropriate prompt tag with your prompt response.

Please include all necessary content warnings for potential triggers, mature or explicit content, or spoilers.

Here is a template for posting your work:

Subject: Original - Title (or) Fandom - Title

Post:
Title:
Original
(or) Fandom:
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Notes:




If you are a member of AO3 there is a 100 Words Collection!

The prompts are:

59: Comfort

58: Beginning

57: The End

56: Song Titles II: Beatles Song Titles

55: Slow Burn

54: Defiant

53: Indulgent

52: Lost

51: Shakespeare II: "For which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?"

49: Bang

48: Finale

47: Shadow

46: Fever

45: Family of Choice

44: Home

43: Touch

42: Hunger

41: Decadent

The rest of the prompts )
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Sep. 19th, 2017 12:59 am

Harry Potter - Weekend

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Title: Weekend
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Notes: For [community profile] 100words prompt #59, Comfort and [community profile] draco100 prompt #27, Hogwarts.

Flames dance in the fireplace, seasoned cherry logs scenting the air. Hermione leans against Draco. She cradles her tea in both hands and takes a deep breath, letting it out with a sigh.

"Tough day, Professor?"

Hermione hums. "First month of school is always rough. Teaching everyone to find their way around Hogwarts. Three firsties in tears this week." She tilts her head back to smile at him. "A nice fire and hot tea ready makes it better, though."

"Glad to hear it." Draco pulls a blanket from the back of the sofa. "Curl up and relax. You've earned it."
Sep. 18th, 2017 11:12 am

Rick and Morty- Go fish

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Title: Go fish
Fandom: Rick and Morty- Summer, Robot Morty
Rating: Pg
Notes: prompt #59- comfort, minor season 3 spoilers

Go fish
Sep. 18th, 2017 08:45 am

Also!

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I'm offering Podfic as part of [community profile] harvey_fanaid. Details are here; please considering donating if you have the ability.
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Sep. 18th, 2017 12:53 am

A Little Chaos - Break of Day

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Title: Break of Day
Fandom: A Little Chaos
Rating: PG
Notes: prompt #059 "comfort"


Tears finally drying on her face, Sabine rests her cheek against the pillow.

Pale morning light falls through the shuttered windows. She takes a shaky breath. The scent in the air reminds her of summer rain--wet grass and pine needles, and beneath it, Andre's earthy fragrance.

He lies behind her, warm and solid, his arm holding her close. His thumb brushes gently against her wrist, steady and patient, each stroke easing the grief of her memories. It has been too long since anyone held her like this.

She turns to look at him. "I'm glad that you are here." 





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