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Posted: 30 Oct 14 08:04 • (Recent Donor)BHRamsay • Comments
I have actually been posting like crazy over the last week, because I've been participating in the annual Halloween challenge at Illustrationsb_fag_ends, the site for all your short fic Spuffy needs. Right now it is bursting at the seams with fabulous new fics, most of them written at the speed of light, or possibly smashing the space-time continuum altogether. It's on a points system, and when I tell you I have posted 23 fics and am lying only in third place, you'll see what I mean. Go look - there are some awesome things there.

When it calms down (it ends on Friday) I will revise them all, possibly linking some together, and post them here and at AO3, but that will take some time anyway.

In the meantime I have been busy doing other stuff as well. R was home for a few days, either side of a trip to Warrington. She goes to all the glamorous places, my girl. We did stuff together, shopping and going to see the bank and suchlike before she headed back to The Smoke on Monday evening.

On Saturday, though, I joined the tutor of my Shakespeare course from last spring and a bunch of his students for a walking tour of historic bits of Kenilworth with relevance to Shakespeare. Now as I have lived here just over twenty years I didn't really learn a lot that was new to me, but it was fun, and I really enjoyed the intelligent, knowledgeable company. (The first year undergrads were intelligent, the MA students and the tutors were fairly knowledgeable as well.)

We started with the site of the Abbey, once one of the richest in the Midlands, and by dint of bribery one of the last to be dissolved, in 1538. There are a few bits left, but most of it was reused for building local houses and adding areas to the castle.

Posted: 29 Oct 14 21:16 • GillO • Comments
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Posted: 29 Oct 14 21:00 • jamiemarsters • More • Comments
A longer version of the Age of Ultron trailer which starts out with the Avengers relaxing together, and has a few seconds more action at later points:
Posted: 29 Oct 14 16:18 • MarcusRowland • Comments
Posted: 29 Oct 14 07:40 • wraithrune • Comments
I think it's pretty safe to say, with the slate of upcoming movies, that my MCU obsession is not going to wane any time soon.

*breathes into paper bag*
Posted: 28 Oct 14 12:16 • Secondalto • Comments
Over the last little while, I’ve written or researched a few little things to make my life as a Linux-using player of games a bit simpler. As such, I thought I’d share them. 1. – Updated Thread Count … Continue reading →
Posted: 27 Oct 14 21:40 • (Recent Donor)deitarionSSokolow • Comments
Four days later, after digging into assorted backups and tinkering with assorted tools to generate SQL (Yum! not just a dessert topping) from the backups and playing with MAMP ( sort of a canned web site in a box.) I was able this morning to restored my inadvertently deleted stories (and one other) to my […]
Posted: 26 Oct 14 05:57 • (Moderator)acs • Comments
Title: The Lamb and the Knife
Author: patriciatepes
Fandom: Buffy: the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairings: Dawn/Xander
Length: ~3000
Rating: PG-13 (to be safe)
Spoilers: Post S7, with elements borrowed from the comics, but nothing terribly spoiler-y.
Warnings: Character death, torture implications
Prompt: 012. Any Fandom - Any Character(s) - Voluntary zombification.
A/N: Written for both Illustrationzombi_fic_ation and Illustrationhc_bingo square, experiments by evil scientists. And I apologize for the ending. I do. But that's all I had, folks. The title is from a Florence + the Machine song, "Raise It Up."
Summary: We're not going to make it, Dawn. Not both of us. But one of us will make it… and I'm going to make sure it's you.

The Lamb and the Knife

They were locked away, like dogs being kept by a vicious owner. The cages were a bit thicker in their bars, and big enough for Dawn and Xander to sit a little hunched over in, Xander hunched over more than Dawn. They had been on patrol, with some of the trainee slayers, some of the fresher bunch that Willow had found and brought to their castle in Scotland. Through Willow's power of teleportation, she had sent them back to the States, in some random town to patrol some of the town's random cemeteries. Standard procedure,...
Posted: 24 Oct 14 23:11 • PatriciaLouise • More • Comments
Dear Yuletide Author:

Hi! Thanks for writing me fic. You are already awesome. But, if you want to know more about my personal preferences, here you go:

In general, I'd like fic that sticks to the overall tone of the fandom in question. Something funny for Veep, more serious for Deadwood, etc. I don't really have any triggers that you need to avoid. Not particularly interested in anything porny (with the exception of The Thick of It, where porn is always a welcome bonus, but in no way mandatory).

1. The Thick of It
Malcolm Tucker and Sam Cassidy
I know there are only about a dozen people who ship Malcolm/Sam, but I am definitely one of them.

However, I would like fic for these two in pretty much any form. Friends? Lovers? Co-workers who deeply respect each other? Anything is fine with me. We've only seen glimpses of Sam in canon, but from the little that is there (and a bit more in the TTOI book) it seems to be one of the few pleasant relationships that Malcolm has in his life.

How long has Sam been working for Malcolm? What kind of person does it take to last as his PA? How has Malcolm managed to not scare her off? What do they really think of each other?

Preshow, Midshow, Postshow. Whatever.

Any other characters are more than welcome.

2. Deadwood
Al Swearengen and Silas Adams
I'm not looking for slash, but anything else would be amazing. Seriously. Anything. I miss this show so much I could cry.

I love the Al/Adams dynamic on the show. Al and Dan may have a deeper friendship, but Al obviously has a lot of respect of Adams, seeming to see him not just as a underling, but as a student of sorts.

Again, I love all the other characters on this show, so feel free to put in anyone else you want.

3. Sport's Night
Dan Rydell and Casey McCall

I don't ship these two romantically, but th...
Posted: 23 Oct 14 12:32 • (Moderator)Malana • More • Comments
Title: Bright Smiles
Rating: G
Wordcount: 150
Pairing: Sonja/Elena
Archive: Femslash100
Prompt: #423 ~ stranger at Illustrationfemslash100

Elena knows that's she's spent as much time with Sonja as she has Aden. )

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Posted: 21 Oct 14 19:26 • (Recent Donor)Anaraine • Comments
Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you for agreeing to write a story for me. This is my first time participating in Yuletide so I am super excited and hope I get this letter thing right.

Since you probably don’t know me, I guess I should tell you a little bit about my likes/dislikes.

Likes: I usually prefer gen, especially focusing on platonic and familial relationships. I’m interested in found families, biological families, younger siblings, sidekicks, clones with identity issues, friends who become lovers and friends who don’t. I like crossovers, daemon aus, outsider POVs, unreliable narrators, and women being well rounded human beings. I enjoy a good character study and have serious respect for ones with actual plot since that’s something I tend to struggle with. The thing I am really looking for in my Yuletide present is a nice kick in the feels.

Dislikes: I am not into romantic plots and tropes, or graphic sex. I’m not entirely opposed to romance, but I prefer it not to be the focus of the story (unless otherwise specified). I’m not a fan of alternate setting aus and I don’t really get a/b/o. I have a huge embarrassment/humiliation squick and have issues with infidelity, so please avoid those.

I’m not interested in anything seasonal or holiday-related.

Ms. Marvel: Kamala Khan, and anyone else

Crime fighting hijinx causes Kamala to blow her cover with a friend/family member/classmate. How does it happen? How does she react? How do they?

Ultimate Spider-man: Jessica Drew, Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy

I love Jessica and all her clone identity issues. I’d like to see her fighting crime and dealing with Peter-related issues with Miles. Something with her forming a relationship with someone from Peter’s life would also be cool. I’m up for pretty much anything Jessica-related.

Lantern Bearers: Flavia, Aquila, Mull

I’m ...
Posted: 19 Oct 14 07:23 • redrikki • More • Comments
I feel bad because my fandom self is a more gregarious person. Does that mean what I think it means? *looks shit up* (Gregarious: fond of company.) Not quite right, I do enjoy my solitude to an unhealthy degree.

No. My fandom-self is a more open and exuberant person. I don't put such pressure on that form of me, so there's not so much second-guessing. I am free in a way I never find anywhere else.
Posted: 16 Oct 14 23:30 • Feygan • Comments
The antepenultimate chapter of "Where the Heart Is"! I was hoping to have the entire thing finished before this year's Yuletide assignments were sent out. I . . . don't think that's going to happen.

Where the Heart Is (15423 words) by Alixtii
Chapters: 6/8
Fandom: Folgers Holiday Commercial (2009), Folgerscest - Fandom, Original Work, Ghost Soup Infidel Blue
Relationships: Brother/Sister, Folgerscest
Summary: After spending five years in West Africa, a young man returns home to the United States for the holidays. But sometimes home isn't a place so much as it is a person.

Luke and Lexie go to the Henderson's New Years Eve Eve party. But so does Gwen, and drama ensues.

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Posted: 10 Oct 14 05:52 • Alixtii • More • Comments
Title: By Any Other Face
Characters: Sonny, Jason
Genre: Feel-good
Summary: Sonny and Jason get used to Jason's new face. (Spoilers for 9/22/14/9-27/14)
A/N: This Jason recast looks like a plastic surgery s/l so I wanted a fic where the characters acknowledged how odd it must be. Of course, I had to focus on Sason.

Sometimes, Jason catches a glimpse of himself in the mirror and just stops. For minutes at a time, he'll stare, eyes running over his own face with a furrowed brow. He's learning his new face in the same bound and determined way he learned the new life that followed his accident. Naturally, the big ass mirror sitting behind Sonny's desk is a distraction and Sonny will occasionally wave a hand or tap on the table to redirect Jason's attention.

Occasionally, he lets it go.

Jason drifts off in the middle of the conversation and Sonny sits back in his chair to just look. Sometimes, he's looking at the miracle of Jason being alive and back. Sometimes, he's looking at the face too. How could he not? He's got pictures of Jason around his house. He's got them etched into his mind, memory after memory of looking for that face when he needed comfort, friendship, loyalty, or a gun. It's different now and there's still that split-second of confusion when he seeks him out.

Jason sucks in a breath, that clue that he's returning to the conversation. Instead of discussing shipments for the coffee warehouse, though, he asks, "What do you think?" Still looking in the mirror, he pokes at his cheek with two fingers.

Sonny bites the side of his lip and tilts his head. "I don't know. You ask Carly?"

"I didn't have to ask Carly. She told me anyway. So did Sam. And Alexis, Elizabeth, Robin, Michael, Morgan. Everyone's got something to say. Except you." He paused. "And Monica. She looks kind of sad."

Sighing, Sonny gets up and circles the desk. "The ...
Posted: 27 Sep 14 12:36 • muteann • More • Comments
I may be writing at the speed of molassas but I assure you I am writing. I have completed rough drafts of chapter 26 and 27 already and plan to start on 28 by Monday. And I am actually quite happy with how they have turned out, especially for rough drafts. Who knew adding another job to my hectic schedule would actually give me more time to write, but thank goodness for lunch hours long enough to need something to do but not long enough to do anything but poke at my keyboard for thirty minutes five days a week. I am thinking I will let 26 and 27 sit until 28 is done before I go back and work on revisions and such, of which I am hoping there won't be overmuch for a change. Fingers crossed that something will be ready to post in about a week. Either way, I'll keep plugging away.
Posted: 18 Sep 14 13:55 • Sunfire • Comments
No, seriously, my cats ate spinach that fell on the floor. Now, they are begging me for pieces of salad.

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Posted: 14 Sep 14 18:33 • Innogen • Comments
An excellent science fiction writer asked me offline, "...what's the counter-argument for the conservative/libertarian position of 'Look, if you raise the minimum wage, the employer will raise their prices to compensate, this will ripple down the chain of goods and services, and pretty soon Mr. Minimum Wage is right back where he started.' I reply:

For most businesses, especially the giant ones, the portion of costs which go to wages is quite small. When you add that to the less-obvious point that a large portion of the social services budget in the U.S. goes to pay for programs like the one I work for every day, which pays people's childcare costs out of general public revenues, so that they can "afford" to work at minimum-wage jobs... well, it's to me a no-brainer.

I'm not kidding: my program pays for childcare for people who make low enough wages to qualify. That means if you make a half-ass decent wage (say, $30K a year) you don't qualify. But if you are trying to support your family by driving school buses part-time at $9/hour for a contractor, and working as a Wal-Mart greeter part-time, and maybe flipping burgers at Mickey D's on weekends, we pay for enough daycare that you can leave your kids with strangers in order to further enrich your bosses. (And at these wages, paying for daycare comes ahead of everything including clothing and dental care.) Similar strictures apply to WIC, and food stamps, and what little is left of the old AFDC/welfare programs.

And not least of all: the working class notoriously spends its income, often with small businesses. The increased money being paid to the folks at the airport bookstore where my wife and I work part-time to supplement our state clerical wages, will mostly go back into the domestic economy, in the form of purchases of books and clothing and books and wool and books and donations to my Friends meetinghouse fund and books and trips to SF cons in the States and books bought at th...
Posted: 11 Sep 14 21:50 • orangemike • More • Comments
Erm... Time flies?  Also, I've lost my feel for inserting Chinese *sigh*  Ah well, figured y'all'd be glad to see it anyway, even before I go back to my pages of Chinese-in-Serenity and give myself a refresher.
Chapter Fifty-Three

The blinking light caught Book’s attention, and he crossed the room to glance down at the screen.  His brows rose slightly at the origin code, and he sat down and turned on the connection, hearing a crackle of static and then quiet.

“All well, Mal?  I wasn’t expecting to hear from you,” he said in greeting, giving the monitor a solid whack on its side, which made it flicker twice and then turn reluctantly on.  He gave a low whistle as the grim faces on the other side came into focus.  “What happened?” he asked, scenarios crossing through his mind.  The Alliance hadn’t caught up with them—if they had, they’d be dead.  River wasn’t in a spell—she was right there, grinning wickedly.  In fact, they were all there—although looking a bit the worse for wear.  All except—

“You been holdin’ out on us, Preacher,” Mal stated.

Far too experienced to bite the first hook in a fishing expedition, Book cocked his head slightly to one side and waited.

Demons, Book?” Mal demanded, voice cracking just a bit, so little he wouldn’t have heard if he hadn’t trained to pay attention to every little thing.  “We’ve got demons all over the gorram ‘verse, and you never thought maybe that was worth mentionin’?”

Book flinched, just a little.  “Ah,” he murmured, relaxing just a bit.  “So the boy’s finally decided to talk a bit about that unusual upbringing of his, has he?  Is he okay?”  He’d be more worried but that they’d said demons rather than monsters and knew he knew.  That meant they’d talked to Xander, which strongly implied whatever it was they’d run into hadn’t killed him.

Mal stared ...
Posted: 2 Sep 14 19:09 • (Recent Donor)dreamfall • More • Comments
To any and all that care.

I am still alive and well. Been using this as more of a diary and link cache... But, you know.

My writers block is just about gone too! ^_^
Posted: 1 Sep 14 04:56 • (Past Donor)Kanzaki • Comments
It is official; I love Capaldi's Doctor and I'm reasonably certain I'm going to love series eight :)
Posted: 30 Aug 14 11:37 • idontlikegravy • Comments“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
― Winston Churchill
Posted: 25 Aug 14 04:02 • Norwegianne • Comments
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Posted: 14 Aug 14 00:34 • PottersBard • Comments
There is a convention going on in Houston this weekend and five of the actors from Teen Wolf are going to be there. Two I really couldn't care less about - Dylan Sprayberry and Mason Dye, three I can't wait to see - Eaddy Mays, Melissa Ponzio and Orny Adams. TheHoustonCon if there is any one close by and interested. I have a ticket for Saturday. Should be very interesting especially since I've never gone to one before. If you have any questions you want to ask, let me know and I'll see if I can manage asking.

Also, a friend's church is doing a mystery dinner theater in two weeks, but they need an actor. I've e-mailed about it, but I'm not sure if I'm hoping to get the part or not. BTW, it's called God the Father with the logo like The Godfather. Huh, wonder what the offer I can't refuse will be? :-)
Posted: 7 Aug 14 08:28 • jelaine • Comments
...physically, I'm mean, not mentally. Though that really depends on the day of the week.

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Posted: 26 Jul 14 10:45 • Lyl • Comments
Title: So Rested He By the Tumtum Tree
Author: Illustration</img>tmbreck / Illustration</img>eclectic_tongue / Illustration</img>eclectic / IllustrationLilbreck
Beta: Illustration</img>velvetwhip
Rating: FRT
Characters/Pairing: Angel, Willow, Angel/Willow
Warning: References to violence and implied PTSD
Summary: Angel and Willow try to create a bit of heaven in hell.
A/N: Written for —and beta’d by— the ever lovely and wonderful Illustrationvelvetwhip. I hope you enjoy this story even half as much as she and I did/do.

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Posted: 18 Jul 14 11:19 • lilbreck • Comments long has it been since I posted?

In a nutshell, my migraines have me locked in. I've got hemiplegic migraines, which is similar to having a stroke when they happen full on. Mine come and go in various degrees. Some days I'm fine, others I might just have slight pressure or mild pain. On bad days I'll get vertigo (lose my balance), extreme confusion (can't think straight), and dizziness (room spins, or total blackout).

Full on attacks for me mean partial paralysis, inability to talk, and lingering numbness. It takes me upwards of a week to recover from one. Even mild migraines can leave me with extreme fatigue.

Luckily those happen maybe 4 to 6 times a year. The bad ones maybe once a month. The regular pressure, confusion, and pain is almost everyday.

So, needless to say I've not been working regularly. I do chores, and work on writing, as I feel up to it. I'm actually doing better these days. I can deal with every day life just fine for the most part. I just don't make firm plans for anything.

Today is an okay day. Hopefully tomorrow is a good one.
Posted: 2 Jul 14 14:19 • Saifai • Comments

It seems more and more often than more of Harry Potter fandom is starting to disappear, but I think it's the most shocking, and saddening thing to me as both a writer and long time fangirl that archives such as The Hex Files and HP Fandom Archive are the next on the proverbial chopping block if the owner, Sher De Lune does not get any monetary help from us. It goes without saying that both archives have contributed so much to well-being of our fandom, and some of the fandom's oldest and most belovedstories will disappear without a trace without either archive to host it. So I'm proposing both a donation drive and a charity drive for those like me who can't afford to give monetary help, but would love to auction off a fanwork to help the cause.

If you want to donate you can do it here

Or you can offer and bid on a fanwork in the comments below. The minimum bid is $5, and the bidding ends August 1st!

ETA: Because it was pointed out that I didn't make this clear enough, *headdesk*. Anyway, I'm making it a rule that it has to be a brand new fanwork, and after the bidding closes in August, people will have to take a screencap of their receipts (please feel free to black out any incriminating personal information you want) and email them to before they can receive their fanwork.
Posted: 24 Jun 14 18:14 • LindseyBlythe • Comments
Yikes.  It's been over a month since I last posted.

Anyway, I'll just pretend that never happened and I'll try to get back on track with posting every day (only because I want to finish that CLAMP 30 Day challenge thing...).

Work is going well.  I've been working on the Pixar parade a whole lot lately, which I don't mind, because the hours are good--not to early and not too late.  The only thing I don't like about working the parade is working in the heat, but parade management always has cold water and Gatorade for the performers and we (the costumers) can drink the water and Gatorade as well.

I've started volunteering at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.  I normally wouldn't volunteer so far away but a: Orange County is pretty sparse, when it comes to museums.  Sure, we have Bowers Museum, but whenever I submit a volunteer application to them I never, ever hear back from them.  Also, Bowers is pretty small.  The NHM in LA has three floors, is 100 years old, they have a ton of exhibits, they have a pretty amazing Dino Hall, they're historic, they have behind the scene volunteer opportunities and tons of different departments (like the department of anthropology), and, yeah, I'm kind of considering a career in a museum (like a curator.  Maybe.  Hopefully.  I like being around historic things/places/areas).  So I figured I would volunteer in a museum to see if I like the environment and plus it's something to put on my resume.  But I'm just doing it for the experience.  I know I should list a 'b' reason because I had an 'a' reason but I can't think of anything for a 'b' reason.  Um...maybe b: it's in downtown LA and downtown LA is very historic?  Ooh!  The NHM was featured in the L.A. Noire game :D which I totally want to play again just because.  I like driving in that game.  I can drive on sidewalks.  I can drive in the L.A. river basin in the game.  And a couple Mondays ago when I took the train we were besid...
Posted: 31 May 14 12:45 • Casey • More • Comments
Supernatural 9x23 Do You Believe in Miracles
(I'm calling this take one, because when/if I watch again I might have a "better" review - then again I may not.)

Okay, so I had the extremely early shift on Tuesday, which generally means I wouldn't have been up late enough to watch Supernatural on the proper night, but since it was finale I made myself manage (and the review didn't go up this afternoon because I worked the late shift tonight just for the record), which was probably a mistake on my part. Don't get me wrong, I think I liked the episode and all that, but I didn't retain much from watching it either. So that means I wanna try and watch it again maybe in the near future.

Though I do remember thinking that perhaps that "unfair" commentary toward Metabore from another angel in a previous episode was correct - Metabore didn't want to wipe out humanity or anything like that he just wanted to be loved.

And I do remember thinking at the very end of the episode that I had totally called that - you know what I'm talking about. And this time, while I do loath stupid boys, I can actually forgive them for not seeing this coming, because Dean was obviously distracted by demonic feelings, and Sam was too wrapped up in Dean worry to think about long-term problems. However, I am very curious why Cass didn't say anything - I mean surely if Crowley suspected the outcome so would (and should) have Cass. Of course, I guess we are supposed to forgive that because Cass also had other things on his mind, but really ain't Dean supposed to be like his BFF.

I also remember thinking that at times I do feel like I misjudge Carver - more and more I do think the story he's trying to tell ultimately might not be so bad and perhaps if it didn't have to go through the process of going from his head to writers that don't seem to communicate well with each other and then moving through even...
Posted: 21 May 14 21:25 • EmmaLove • More • 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
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 03:47 • cidercupcakes • More
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 12:52 • 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
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
A selection of icons from Sherlock (2014)..........................................................................................................................

Posted: 12 Jan 14 13:23 • gingersun • Comments
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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
#100000000% Done
#abandon ship
#Badass Artemis
#Bitch I Might Be
#Bitch, I'm Fabulous
#BRB Tearbending
#Don't Fucking Cry
Posted: 25 Oct 13 08:44 • DawnieWrites • 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 18:54 • 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 15:20 • ANNJ • 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 15:11 • 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 07:30 • 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: 13 Jan 13 20:59 • dannyblue • More • Comments