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Posted: 17 Apr 14 22:00 • jamiemarsters • Comments
For some reason my hotel room (in the Campanaille, Glasgow SECC) is "accessible" for wheelchair users - not sure how this happened since I didn't book it intentionally, but the hotel are firm that it's the right room and I'm not causing a problem for any disabled guests.

So, first impressions; apparently disabled people need little or no table space, since the only horizontal surfaces are a small shelf holding the TV and phone with a small amount of extra space, and a small highish shelf with the kettle. The available space is just about enough for a laptop, except that there's no accessible mains socket - it's behind the TV which can't be moved. The only place in the room with an accessible socket is the kettle shelf, way too small for most laptops.

There's no curtain in the bathroom for the shower, so water presumably goes all over the floor, which does not feel especially non-slip. The razor socket seems a bit high for someone in a wheelchair and there's no shelf to put a razor or electric toothbrush down safely while plugged in; there's a small flat bit by the sink but it would be easy to get it wet or drop it in the basin. The only flat place to put e.g. cosmetics or medication is the window sill on the other side of the basin.

The basin is also too small to put the kettle under the tap and fill it with more than a small cup of water - you have to tilt it about 45 degrees.

I don't know if this is the norm for accessible rooms, so far I am not impressed. I've asked for another room, but they can't do it until tomorrow at the earliest. We'll see what happens.
Posted: 17 Apr 14 12:29 • MarcusRowland • Comments
 Any of my SG-1 flisties wanna help a gal out by looking at a fic? It's for remix_redux. Gen. My regular beta doesn't know the show.

Posted: 17 Apr 14 10:03 • Secondalto • Comments
Thanks to Illustrationx_los I've been wandering around the British Library website. They have a wonderful timeline of the development of English language and literature there, full of information and images from their stock. The Library is an amazing place, full of stuff a readaholic like me would kill for, and the timeline gives just a taste - you can click through to find out more about any of their items. Beware, though - there is a lot to distract one!
Posted: 17 Apr 14 08:56 • GillO • Comments
The Originals 1x18 The Big Uneasy

Okay, so I'm still bummed that Rebekah's gone, but that's surprisingly not the biggest problem with the show right now. The biggest problem is that supernatural politics are not anymore interesting to watch than human ones, even when you consider the supernatural politics can more often than not lead to higher body counts.

I mean honestly Elijah took over, and yet we are still apparently going to be fighting over who controls New Orleans, and overall I just find it rather tedious. I mean I get why Marcel wouldn't just give up and walk away, but that just leaves me miffed that the show wrote him into that corner in the first place. I think I'd rather just watch the various factions try to work out a peace rather than having Marcel fighting to take the city back.

Then there's Klaus himself - I had more interest in him when he was being outright bad on The Vampire Diaries than I do for this almost watered down version of Klaus now. Instead of taking control of the city like he wanted the show has him instead off making side deals with the wolves. And the wolves (at present) are little more than cliché thugs, so very little interest there, except to hope those sons-of-bitches don't end up with wolf controlling rings.

Would I have found this episode better if Rebekah was in it? Hard to say, because if she was still there the story of the episode would've at least been slightly different, which would've made the episode itself slightly different. But the whole thing could've still been as tedious even had Rebekah had been a part of it. And again there's still the issue of not having a female character that can stand toe to toe with the male originals now. I think they may be grooming Hayley for this by making her leader of the wolves, but for this to end up working they need to make the damn wolves more than simple thugs. Plus I'm just not sure the actress has the somethi...
Posted: 16 Apr 14 12:11 • EmmaLove • More • Comments
Wed, 00:22: I liked a @YouTube video Honest Trailers - The Wolf of Wall Street
Posted: 16 Apr 14 04:02 • (Current Donor)BHRamsay • Comments
Read an Avenger's Stony fic called "Everything is Old Again" and I was kind of liking the whole Broadway, "They totally dig them some musicals" thing going on. It was kind of a sweet, slow romance.

There was some awkwardness, but I was willing to let myself be taken to the end of the story. Right up until I was angry. I'm still a bit upset, and I probably should be. It was just a fanfic. I should be able to shrug things off.

Click for spoilers: Then everything was ruined for me when they had sex for the first time and Steve's like "You're not dirty, Tony. You're clean" and tells him to not use a condom. Really?

I guess I could buy Steve not knowing better -- though not really, because there were advertisements like this:

Donald Duck: condom ad

VD was so bad during World War II that Donald Duck was telling soldiers to use a condom.

So Steve knows that condoms should be used. And Tony Stark ... uh, yeah. Even with regular testing, I don't think he'd blithely decide to not use a condom. At the very least, he should have pointed out to Steve that it's not a good idea to just trust that someone has tested clean.
Posted: 15 Apr 14 03:10 • Feygan • Comments
There's a quote challenge going on over at Illustrationbeacon_hills where we take caps from Teen Wolf and combine them with quotes from other shows/movies/books and I decided to go ahead and post the ones I did here since I did more than the two required. Not to mention, this way Dani can see what I was sitting here going "I think this cap looks better!" for, lol.

From The Losers:


From Me and Orson Welles:


From Clash of the Titans:

Posted: 13 Apr 14 23:10 • IceBlueRose • Comments

Robin Goodfellow is the twin brother of Puck.  Puck is the golden child, the one that everyone remembers. While Robin is the cast away, the black sheep of the family. He loves humanity, but most of the Sidhe/Fairies think they above humanity. He tends to change his style more and more than everyone else.  
Posted: 13 Apr 14 17:55 • LindseyBlythe • Comments
Since I seem to keep offering bits and pieces of this advice to people over and over, here’s a guide (which I’ll probably amend as things occur to me) for writing consistent, believable, and easy-to-understand Early Modern English dialogue in … Continue reading →
Posted: 13 Apr 14 06:45 • (Recent Donor)deitarionSSokolow • Comments
For almost 24 hours. No idea what was wrong, though from the outside it looks like a database issue. Which could be anything. Note: to the best of my knowledge, it had nothing to do with that OpenSSL bug ( Heart-something). That is a completely different issue.
Posted: 8 Apr 14 21:33 • (Moderator)acs • Comments
Yesterday I saw The Winter Soldier with Illustrationcyprinella! It was fun. Cap is not really my favorite Avenger (&THOR;) but I got nothing against him, and enjoyed the first one well enough. I liked this one much more, though. Afterwards, C. and I spent a fair bit of time griping about how SHIELD's HQ placement would totally screw up our commutes. It appears to be on an island just off Rosslyn, which will probably put that big underwater helicarrier port in the path of the Orange Line, which means I am screwed all around. Then she tweeted about a post-movie fic that described the river as salty. DEAR FIC WRITERS: NO.

I also couldn't tell whether SHIELD's private bridge was a new one placed right next to Memorial Bridge, or whether they just replaced Memorial Bridge with it. I think the latter. If so, fic writers, that means that it's a very short walk from HQ to Arlington National Cemetary, if you need Steve going there and having FEELINGS during his lunch break.

We also had fun picking out the times when it would switch to Cleveland. (I believe there were a couple of shots of the city that included buildings much taller than any permitted in DC thanks to the absurd height limits in the city.) It was still vastly better, though, than the time X-Files portrayed "Occoquan" as a busy mid-sized city (LOL) and the time Hannibal had a beach in West Virginia. (IT IS A LAND-LOCKED STATE. IT IS A LAND-LOCKED STATE THAT IS FILLED WITH MOUNTAINS. Also, Wolf Trap hasn't really been that rural idyll for twenty years or so, but that's slightly easier to handwave than A BEACH IN A LAND-LOCKED STATE FILLED WITH MOUNTAINS.)

Also: the use of Marvin Gaye in a movie set primarily in DC was such a lovely touch. Well done, m...
Posted: 7 Apr 14 07:47 • cidercupcakes • More
“April is the cruelest month, breeding

lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

memory and desire, stirring

dull roots with spring rain.”

― T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land
Posted: 7 Apr 14 04:00 • Norwegianne • Comments
Title: Drag
Fandom: Ultimate Spiderman (Marvel Comics)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Jessica Drew takes a shower and her first steps into her new life.

Remember that movie? The one where the guy dresses up like a girls so he can infiltrate some club, get the job, win the better or whatever? There’s probably a dozen of them so take your pick, really. They all have the scene where he faceplants trying to walk in heels and that heartwarming moment where he realizes that maybe sexism is kinda bad. There’s usually some girl who’s willing to overlook all the lying and cross dressing enough to hook up with him after the big reveal. Good times, right? Comedy gold.

That is not Jessica’s life.


Her first shower as Jessica Drew (as opposed to a gender-flipped Peter Parker knock-off) is at the Jamaica Armory woman’s shelter on 168th Street. She runs her soapy hands down her body, skimming across her breasts and down her flat stomach to tangle in her pubic hair. It’s not pervy. It’s her body and Peter touched his all the time. He marveled at his spider-given muscles and jerked-off to visions of Mary Jane. It’s not any different just cause she has lady parts.

She explores her folds. She’s intimately familiar with Peter’s body but doesn’t have the first clue about her own. Can girls even masturbate with just their fingers or do they need a vibrator or something? Jessica prods and strokes until she hits a spot that sends a zing straight through her whole body. Holy crap, was that her clit? Any chance of her finding that again?

“Come on, chica,” a woman complains from the other side of the shower curtain. “That’s your five minutes. Save some hot water for the rest of us.”

“Sorry, sorry.” Jessica hurriedly rinses off. She can’t believe she just did that. Even Flash Thompson isn’t dumb enough to jerk-off in...
Posted: 6 Apr 14 18:52 • redrikki • More • Comments
Went to London today to see Dame Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit. She was sublime, the play was as good as I hoped (I adore Noël Coward and the film so I was worried I'd be disappointed). The whole cast were a delight and a surprise bonus for me was Jemima Rooper as Elvira - I have liked her since Hex - she was a wicked delight.

If you get the chance go and see it (apparently they intend to film it for broadcast so it should be easier than you might think!)
Posted: 26 Mar 14 14:32 • idontlikegravy • Comments
Basic Account, Created on 17 December 2006 (#11843073),  Last updated on 7 May 2009
200-bloody-6. This journal was created when I was 20 years old. And I last posted here when I was 23. Now I'm 28.

That feels a little weird.

I remember owning a blog from sometime in 2002/2003, which made me about 16/17. Which means I've been 'blogging' on and off for approximately 11/12 years. That's - impressive. Well no. Not if you consider the amount of 'celebrity' or paid bloggers who suddenly sprouted in Indo, and earned a truckload of easy money. But yeah. I'm old-ish! And I've been around. And I find that hilarious.

Re-reading this journal has made me realize how much I've calmed down the past few years, which isn't saying much really as I'm still the most excitable person in my group of friends. It just means way back when, I was batshit insane. Also - I am frankly appalled at some of my past posts, which I've managed not to just purge because Goddess above I was (and I reiterate) batshit insane.

These days I mostly post over at Wordpress, but this place makes me nostalgic. And I'm pretty happy with the level of anonymity I have here :) Maybe I'l come back. Not always, but sometimes.

Because fuck you Livejournal you terrible piece of shit, I still quite adore you.
Posted: 20 Mar 14 08:52 • anonyMouse • Comments
Title: I never wanted to be a housewife"
Author: Lil Jei
Fandom: Justified
Pairing: Raylan Givens/Boyd Crowder
Rating: PG 13
Wd Ct: 500
Disclaimer: The world of "Justified" and the characters are not mine and I make no $ off them.
Authors Note: This is the world of "Justified" but totally AU and involved in the alpha/omega world. Imagine a world that views men that can bear children as another subset of female biology. And then throw in some good old fashioned southern prejudice in regards to women’s rights especially in the Kentucky world of "Justified." This story came about in my need to write believable mpreg based off evolution etc. As well as my muse that is Raylan Givens. I always love as an author to write AU'S but I enjoy reading them as a reader as well and I wanted to share with you my take on the A/B/O world as well as mpreg. This is a what if story and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it. BTW in my typical fashion it is un-beta'd.
Summary: Raylan and Boyd had a one night stand based off their mutual love and relief to be alive, now they face the consequences.

Chapter 1
Raylan had always been a boy or so he thought. Now looking at the test results he feels like a bloody fool. He'd have never known he was one of "them" had he not given into sin. He'd let Boyd have him that night at the coal mine, he had been grateful to be alive. Within the rush of stolen kisses and binge drinking he and Boyd had ended that night in bed together.

Now he regretted it and he regretted living too. His father Arlo was gonna try to kill him after laughing his ass off at him. Trying to stay with it Raylan thinks he knows how it'll go with the Crowder’s too. Despite their reputation as "no good" Raylan knew they were traditional. The wedding isle here he comes.

Raylan was now regretting his choice to be honest. He should have run away. He should have packed a bag and hitched from Harla...
Posted: 19 Mar 14 02:15 • LilJei • More • Comments
I have since got the completed novelization for At the World’s end. While I was waiting on that I noticed that Disney did the same thing to On Stranger Tides novelization. The ending is missing from the book. And there is no script online for On Stranger Tides. Pretty much I have to wait till […]
Posted: 28 Feb 14 13:16 • APhantasm • Comments
Hi there! It's nice to meet you, author - we've matched on at least one amazing lady, and I'm so excited to see where you take her. This letter is really only here to help spark something for you - if you already have an idea in mind, please go for it! Don't be intimidated by the wealth of information here - I just love to blather, and none of the following needs to be used in your story. I'm just tossing out ideas.

In general... )

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries )

Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny )

The Hobbit )

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Posted: 28 Feb 14 04:41 • (Current Donor)Anaraine • Comments
Story Title: Sage of Origin Crossover: Naruto/ Final Fantasy VIII Summary: Long before the tailed beasts walk the lands, the Guardian Forces watches over men. Then the cataclysm came and all were destroyed. The world was broken, and its only hope lies in the actions of one living sacrifice. Naruto Uzumaki. OoooO Chapter Two: Konoha’s […]Illustration
Posted: 25 Feb 14 10:05 • wraithrune • Comments
Illustrationdelkytlar seems to have trouble with uppity women he can't control. He has now threatened to sue The Daily Dot for paraphrasing his hateful rantings in a way he doesn't care for, and to sue anybody who links to the article which has put his knickers in a twist. He never seems to have heard of the Streisand effect.

Go ahead, Sean Fodera, sue me: make my rep!
Posted: 17 Feb 14 09:09 • orangemike • Comments
Okay, yeah... I've gotta add my 2 cents to the complaints about this.

I, like so many, have loved this show for 14 years. I Tivo'd every episode as it aired on Showtime and then again as reruns on Bravo and Logo. I bought every season on DVD and every season's soundtrack on CD and iTunes. I felt varying levels of love, lust, pain and hatred toward the characters for 5 years, suffered thru Michael's whining and wondered how the hell long that mid-series pregnancy was going to freaking last! (no real spoilers for the uninitiated!) And I cursed Cowlip for nearly all of Season 5 (and still haven't forgiven them to this very day).

Not for a lack of availability for me, obviously, I wanted to see QAF stream on Netflix like all my fellow fans... mostly because it would bring the show to the attention of a whole new generation of viewers. And now THIS!!! I'd read the reviews and the many critiques of the music but, out of some sense of morbid curiosity, I turned on the TV tonight and hit play. There are 2 scenes in Season 1 in which the music really made me feel what I was seeing... Brian and Justin's first kiss and their dance to "Save the Last Dance" in the season finale (again, trying not to spoil). I'll admit that after the kiss I stopped Episode 1x01, skipped to Episode 1x22 and hit fast forward to confirm what I already knew. That pivotal scene had been utterly ruined.

A lot of reviewers are condemning Netflix for the music in the streaming version but I'm pretty sure they're not at fault. I'm fairly certain that it's the production company that has to pay the royalties for the music (Quantum Leap had the same problem for years because of the first 2 episodes). And, let's face it, Cowlip stopped caring about the fans during Season 4 when it was decided that they'd only get 1 more season. Fans have complained since the Series Finale in 2005 that their goal was to push the politics more than to entertain their loyal followers. Of course the po...
Posted: 6 Feb 14 20:19 • SandraD • More • Comments
For Round 2 of Illustrationtwreversebang. Hope you enjoy.

Art Prompt Title: Parachute (Fanmix)
Art link: 2002
Artist: Illustrationon_the_ground

Fic Title: Parachute
Author: Illustrationdreamerjules
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 8,424
Warnings: Drug and alcohol use. Car accident. Mentions of physical attack on secondary character.

Summary: This is about Stiles too and he deserves his freedom even, maybe especially, if it permanently locks the door on Jackson's prison.
Posted: 31 Jan 14 22:27 • jelaine • Comments
A selection of icons from Sherlock (2014)..........................................................................................................................

Posted: 12 Jan 14 08:23 • gingersun • Comments
In addition to my two Yuletide fics, Where the Heart Is (Folgerscest) and
Posted: 4 Jan 14 04:00 • Alixtii • Comments
trio1 trio2

trio3 trio4

trio5 trio6

trio7 trio8b

trio9 trio10
Posted: 7 Dec 13 20:34 • Jinxedwood • Comments
IllustrationOk, so last year hardly anyone posted me back about Christmas cards, which i admit was a little depressing, but this year i have one or two addresses and was wondering if anyone would like a pretty card for their mantle?

If you send me a PM with your addresses then i will gladly reply with mine and get a card sent out ASAP, as im trying to avoid the December post madness that tends to happen over here in the UK.

Either way, i want to say a Merry Christmas to everyone on LJ and all my other little online buddies who stalk my LJ. .*COUGH* Carrie-Ann *COUGH*

All cards have been posted! Hope you like em'!
Posted: 25 Nov 13 04:39 • RoxyJ • Comments
IllustrationOk, so last year hardly anyone posted me back about Christmas cards, which i admit was a little depressing, but this year i have one or two addresses and was wondering if anyone would like a pretty card for their mantle?

If you send me a PM with your addresses then i will gladly reply with mine and get a card sent out ASAP, as im trying to avoid the December post madness that tends to happen over here in the UK.

Either way, i want to say a Merry Christmas to everyone on LJ and all my other little online buddies who stalk my LJ. .*COUGH* Carrie-Ann *COUGH*

All cards have been posted! Hope you like em'!
Posted: 25 Nov 13 04:39 • DarkPrincessJ • Comments
IllustrationOk, so last year hardly anyone posted me back about Christmas cards, which i admit was a little depressing, but this year i have one or two addresses and was wondering if anyone would like a pretty card for their mantle?

If you send me a PM with your addresses then i will gladly reply with mine and get a card sent out ASAP, as im trying to avoid the December post madness that tends to happen over here in the UK.

Either way, i want to say a Merry Christmas to everyone on LJ and all my other little online buddies who stalk my LJ. .*COUGH* Carrie-Ann *COUGH*

All cards have been posted! Hope you like em'!
Posted: 25 Nov 13 04:39 • JoWinchester • Comments
Title: Something Worth Waking Up For
Author: Illustrationtmbreck / Illustrationeclectic_tongue / Illustrationeclectic / IllustrationLilbreck
Beta: Illustrationvelvetwhip
Characters: Bonnie Bennett {appearances by Caroline and Klaus with a background Klaroline}
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 1,284
A/N: A huge thanks, as always, goes to my wonderful beta velvetwhip. This time more so than others, since she's being forced to read fanfic for a show she has no interest in watching.

(Read more ...)

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Posted: 18 Nov 13 14:50 • lilbreck • Comments
So I've finally got a part time job.  It's at Disneyland and I'll be working in the wardrobe department (or entertainment costuming.  I think there's two names for the same job.  Basically, whatever it's called, I'll be helping with the costumes backstage.  I'll be cleaning some costumes, I think.  Really, what I know so far is that I'll be helping with the costumes.

So I won't have to be in the costume.

Which is a good thing, because I can't even begin to imagine being in a costume).

There's a couple good things about working at Disneyland: I can get into the park for free.  Which is awesome, because ever since graduating I wanted to go to Disneyland to celebrate and now I can!  Also, I can get 40% off merchandise right now (holiday special), every cast member gets a holiday package, which includes dining discounts, coupons for free popcorn and free drinks, three tickets that can be used to bring in family/friends, an ornament...

There's this store called Company D, which sells disused Disney merchandise.  They had an alarm clock there--the original price was $31.  It was 50% off (everything is) and so I got it for $15.

I had orientation over the weekend, which involved going backstage, and sitting in classrooms, and I was getting paid for it :D my actual training starts Friday, but so far it's going pretty good.  I have the name tag--the white one--and it has my name on it, and did I mention that I can get into Disneyland for free whenever I want to?  And California Adventure?  This means I can go to Carsland whenever I want.  This means I can ride the Haunted Mansion anytime I want.

And I believe parking is also free :D

So, yes, that's about the only major life event that's happened.  Oh, and I finally picked up my diplomas.  I need to get really good frames for them to show them off.  But I picked up two--because I majored in two different schools.

Also, I finally saw a live ...
Posted: 11 Nov 13 16:37 • Casey • More • Comments
#100000000% Done
#abandon ship
#Badass Artemis
#Bitch I Might Be
#Bitch, I'm Fabulous
#BRB Tearbending
#Don't Fucking Cry
Posted: 25 Oct 13 04:44 • DawnieWrites • Comments
Ok, so I'm a day or two later than I was aiming for, but the twenty-first chapter of HSP is now available to read on my personal site! I will be submitting it to FIA as soon as I type this up so it should be ready to read there in a day or two as well. As for chapter 22, I am scheduled to get off work a little early tomorrow and plan to go straight to campus to get some writing done in the library before class, but even if that doesn't work out, I still have my Slytherin style 'study' time during class that should produce a page or two on HSP.
Posted: 21 Oct 13 21:06 • Sunfire • Comments
Title: Fixing It
Author: Patriciatepes
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: PG
Pairing/Characters: Harry, Hermione, Voldemort (in a way)
Summary: The Dark Lord was supposed to be dead, and that he was… but this was not what anyone expected. Not at all. And the mystery was taking its toll on Hermione.
Word Count: ~1300
Original Prompt: 177. Harry Potter - any characters - Harry might have killed Voldemort for good this time, but the spell that killed him had a very unintended side-effect.
Author's Note: This is for the bonus round of Illustrationzombi_fic_ation 2013. I'm also using this to fill my headache/migraine square for Illustrationhc_bingo. I hope everyone enjoys!

Fixing It

Hermione rubbed her forehead, staring down from the catwalk into the glass wall—huge window, really—just below. She just didn't understand it. Nothing about it made sense, no matter how she looked at. Neither muggle medical knowledge nor wizarding magic had revealed any great reasoning of the situation to her. In a word, she was stuck.

The sound of footsteps on the metal stairs behind her should have made her turn. But she remained, staring eternally down into that room with the glass wall. She didn't have to turn. She knew who was approaching.

"I can't figure it, Harry," she said, as soon as The Boy Who Lived reached her. "I've tried ev...
Posted: 21 Oct 13 20:14 • PatriciaLouise • More • Comments
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Posted: 20 Sep 13 10:02 • ladyvisionary • Comments
Woo! Has it really been that long since I posted? Long enough for most to write me off I imagine. O.o Truthfully my migraines have been kicking my ass. Turns out they are hemiplegic, which means its like a stroke when I get one.

The actual day
But back to happier news. My birthday was awesome. It was my week to cook, so I made my own birthday dinner. So I made chicken fajitas. I ordered chocolate covered strawberries from Sherri's Berries for my dessert. Truthfully, the only present I got was from myself. Presents on the way from family though. But I made my birthday order from Sephora and got my haul today too. Got an awesome deal on Charlotte Ronson lip gloss and Urban Decay eyeliner. Added in a new desert colors palette (like I don't have too many already). There were a few other odds and ends, but those three were favs.

The entertainment
This weekend we're going for our annual birthday meal and a movie. Usually its lunch, but this year its breakfast because I'm dying to have a cinnamon roll from a nearby cafe. Those things are huge, and so yummy! We're seeing either Elysium (my choice) or Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Mom's been trying to get me to see it.

Mom is funny

Some of her co-workers were asking after our plans. Some know of our annual film fest. So she tells them we're going to see Elysium because "Rhonda likes Matt Damon." Before they can answer, she follows that up with "...and a high body count."

"Do you mean dead bodies?" One of her coworkers asked her very hesitantly.

Of course she answered with a very cheerful "Yup!" Then she turned and walked away before they could really process it.

She's pretty sure her coworkers think I'm very odd. And in case you were wondering, she was referencing my love of action movies.

She's a funny lady. :-)
Posted: 23 Aug 13 06:08 • Saifai • Comments
That Story, or Ten Reasons Why Priestly Doesn't Like Chicago

1. The Little Old Lady | 2. The Weather | 3. The Computer Genius | 4. The Bars | 5. The Crazed Psycho | 6. The Women | 7. The Tripper | 8. The Lost Boy | 9. The Skateboard | 10. The Little Old Lady (Again) | 11. Epilogue

“How do you know Jake?”

Andy frowned and shrugged his shoulders. “I didn’t until about two hours ago. I met him at the gas station, and he said I could park my van here for a couple of days.”

“Andy is on a road trip.” Delia supplied, taking a sip out of her bright red cup filled with Southern Comfort.

A road trip? The kid looked like he was all of fourteen. “Uh, no offense, but shouldn’t you be in school?” Boaz asked, and thanked Delia as she handed him a drink. He sniffed it, Johnny Walker.

“Probably,” Andy said and took a swig of his own beverage, a can of Budweiser. “Hey, are you the Lit major?”

Boaz was pretty sure he misheard Andy just then, and while he was trying to figure out what the kid actually said Delia answered,

“No, that’s Tom. He’s over there.” And then she proceeded to point him out.

“Cool,” Andy said, and then slapped Boaz on the shoulder. “It was nice to meet you, but if you’ll excuse me, I have a philosop...
Posted: 11 Aug 13 14:54 • dorothy • More • Comments
„Ich hatte schon immer den Verdacht, daß das Ausblasen der Kerzen auf der Geburtstagstorte ein getarnter Gesundheitstest für die Versicherung ist.“

Katharine Hepburn

Liebe Rica, lass dir die Geburtstagstorte dadurch aber nicht verderben :-) Wünsche dir alles erdenklich Gute. Allem voran Gesundheit und Zufriedenheit in deinem beruflichen und privaten Leben.

Ich hoffe du hattest einen schönen Tag mit lieben Menschen.
Posted: 29 Jul 13 11:20 • ANNJ • Comments
What it takes to get him back in the game?
...of course!

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Posted: 8 Jul 13 23:25 • Innogen • Comments
Click here to start at the beginning.Brigton had spent the morning in the craggy passes to the northwest of Reiont with his latest trainee.  Granlayit was gaining strength and progressing through basic aerobatic maneuvers at an astonishing rate for a drake his age and gaining [...]
Posted: 13 Jun 13 10:16 • Annadel • Comments
~Still no word on the referral, lame.

~Still no prospects on the job front.

~Car being fixed will cost $2k. It died on the way to the mechanics (after I got my grandpa's truck to borrow again) and we had to have it towed. But he's rebuilding an engine for us so it'll be all happy soon. An awesome friend of mine is lending us the money since the family that could help, won't, and the family that would help, can't. Lame. Everything is lame! But it'll be fixed by the end of next week and I'll have my car back and I miss it.

~Instead of working on my new computer, Michael got me a new hard drive for my laptop since it was so cheap for 1tb. So now I have a case for my old hard drive and Sunday will Time Machine it up with the new one. I'm going from 320gb to 1tb and I'm very excited. Windows-only MMO time! Damn you, not-Mac games! My Mac is awesome and wants to play. Okay, I just want more games than just WoW. Not that I find time for anything but you know, I want the options.

~Shipped books to Amazon to sell, yay, and got a giant box to donate (yes, all books). Less stuff is my motto right now and I need to do better at that. Spring cleaning, good for if/when I finally get to move out. Especially if our current prospective situation doesn't get switched to the bigger room, we may have to get a storage unit for extra stuff. Clean clean clean!
Posted: 24 May 13 15:32 • Meaguchan • Comments
So, finally got around to watching season 1 of Heroes on Blu ray. I am through the fifth episode. I can see why everyone was so jazzed on the show when it first came out. It's very impressive.
Posted: 4 May 13 19:11 • xxmagex • Comments
This post is to let everyone know that I have moved my LJ blog (including all posts and comments) over to a Wordpress blog that I control, at There will be no further posts going up here.

I will, however, be maintaining my LJ account, so that I can still comment in others' blogs and post in the communities I am a part of.

I encourage you to continue to follow me at the new blog, and there will be new posts and new fic going up there shortly.

'Later, all!

:) tag0
Posted: 21 Apr 13 08:16 • tagAught • Comments
20 days left to my trip to Hong Kong. I am freaking stoked about it!

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Posted: 4 Apr 13 03:30 • Doris • Comments
Illustrationfish_echo  is, that's who. 

Back in Halloween she dressed up as Delirium-Who-Was-Once-Delight, in particular, the design from my icon. 

I just got a package from her.  It contained

One (1) card in an enveloped marked "To: [Morag] Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas (much belatedly) P.S. open presents before the card (card contains spoilers)" with many stars on


One (1) boomerang from Australia (I'm hoping she wasn't intending this as a death threat ala Scandal in Belgravia, but then I remembered I can't even make a yo-yo work, there's no way I'll actually get a boomerang to come back


Twelve (12) crocheted and knitted fish of many varieties.

So, if I find a cheap old black leather jacket, here in meatspace, I can actually look like I do on the internets.

As I said, who is made of awesome-sauce?  fish_echo is, that's who.  Thank you, sweetie, I love the presents and you too.

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Posted: 20 Feb 13 21:29 • MoragMacPherson • Comments
There are two things I’ve been wanting to do lately. to do. Get back into writing fic, and write a Sims story. Well, thanks to some comments made on a message board I frequent (this one right here) the two ideas sort of merged in my brain. I thought, “Hey, I could write a Sims story using, say, Chloe and Lex. That could be fun!”

In a Sims Story is, you basically create some Sims, follow them through their life, and write about what they do and what happens to them. Usually with pictures. And you try to do it in a way that tells an interesting story.

I’ve never done a Sims Story before, but I think it will be fun. Let’s see, shall we?

I'm using the Sims 3, by the way. I'm not playing with any extensions because they slow down my game. But I might up and install one while playing.  

Now on to the story.

Chapter 1: Moving On Down...for a While

Our story begins some time in season 4, and things are pretty normal for good old Smallville. Lionel has wheedled his way out of prison. Lex thinks he and Clark might possibly maybe be friends again…but he’s not sure. And Chloe is bending over backwards for her friends, who don’t really seem to appreciate it. You know, the usual.

One day, Lex is working in his study (mostly trying to think of ways not to have to deal with his father) when the door bursts open.

In marches Chloe, looking as intense and determined as he’s ever seen her. Which is saying something.

“You know what?” she began without preamble. “If we don’t get out of here, this town is going to drive the both of us nuts. That or kill us!”

A thoughtful frown puckering his brow, Lex idly rubbed his chin. She did have a point. Despite its quaint and peaceful small town image, Smallville didn’t seem very healthy for anyone. Especially the...
Posted: 14 Jan 13 01:59 • dannyblue • More • Comments
First off I know this is old news but I'm going to talk about mildly spoilery stuff. (See I still have manners)

I realized something about Supernatural. To me, what made it good were the supporting characters. Bobby, Jo, Ellen...even some of the demons. When the show did the whole Heaven/Hell/Heaven civil war/war I couldn't figure out why I wasn't digging it. Part of it was that I felt the Winchesters were just too outgunned but I think it was mainly because the angels were so boring and serious.

And let me just gush about the most awesome new characters from the seasons I just watched.
-Hunter Garth - He's just so ridiculous but he just fits. :) I mean who doesn't love a guy that rolls around blastin Poison from Bell Biv Devoe.
-Drunk Castiel - Go home Castiel, you're drunk!
-And best of all...Lucifer in Sam's head. I just love how he alternated between fake torture and then singing random songs in his head. The random comments that Lucifer made were just great.

I might see if I can find some highlight clips to post. There were some nice story moments too although there were some characters that died I wasn't too happy about.

Posted: 7 Jan 13 01:39 • (Moderator)Saturn • Comments
This is even better than the original. Love so much!
Posted: 17 Nov 12 18:10 • CousinMary • Comments
This journal has now been purged and all fiction, thoughts, posts and otherwise will be here: Illustrationsnowpuppies

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Posted: 1 Nov 12 18:13 • Snowpuppies
Happy Birthday to Illustrationelisi! I hope you have a wonderful day.
Posted: 22 Oct 12 03:55 • adoxerella • Comments