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|Wednesday, December 19th, 2012|
|GO Exchange Gift
I did the Good Omens Holiday Exchange
this year. There are many delightful stories and works of art there already, all worth checking out. Someone was nice enough to write my "Aziraphale and Crowley IN SPACE" prompt. from the void abyss by myriads came
is smart and funny and everything I wanted. Very much thanks to my secret writer, everyone else, go read. My identity as gift-writer remains secret for a little while longer, but when names have been revealed I will share that link here as well.
Today a friend at work commented on how sad it is that we tend to wish our lives away Monday through Friday. I am guilty of this, so tonight I'm taking a little time out to bake and wrap and watch Christmas movies. Hope everyone else is having a happy holiday season, too.
|Tuesday, May 29th, 2012|
|SPN Fics, Motorcade of Generosity
This post encompasses five different ficlets, and the grouping requires a little explanation. Sometime last year, I was simultaneously obsessed with the TV show Supernatural and the Cake album Motorcade of Generosity. I couldn't stop the two from getting mashed up in my brain a little, and Motorcade of Generosity became my reverse-engineered fan mix for season four of SPN. Last summer, I decided I was going to write a drabble to go with every song on the album, and throw them all up as a kind of suite. Of course, some of the songs ended up inspiring longer stories, while others inspired nothing at all. Here are the five that I was able to flesh out into something acceptable. My interpretation of some of the lyrics is pretty literal, but mostly it's more of a feeling that the song evokes. These all stand alone, do not form any kind of story, they do not necessarily even inhabit the same universe. You can read and understand (and hopefully enjoy) without any knowledge of the songs that inspired them, although I've provided links for the curious.
A big thank you to my wonderful beta dreamscapemusic, the roommate of my heart, who read this for me in the fall. Sorry for not posting these sooner, I appreciate your help as always.
Title: Ruby Sees All
Word Count: 290~
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, strong language and sexual situations
Summary: Ruby/Sam set between S3 and S4. Ruby stays in control, any way she can.( Ruby can tell that Sam is getting distracted.Collapse )
Word Count: 720~
Rating/Warnings: PGish, strong language
Summary: Bobby's night out. Set S5ish.( Bobby’s hair is slicked back and he’s wearing a suit that doesn’t even smell like mothballs.Collapse )
Title: Haze of Love
Word Count: 1050~
Rating/Warnings: PGish, strong language, mildly gross body humor, general bad taste.
Summary: Sam and Dean encounter one of the more unusual dangers of hunting. Mostly Dean does.
A/N: Born out of my desire to write crossover fic with a certain short-lived late 90s kids' show about paranormal investigation. The connection is still there if you squint. A little more info about what they're after here.( Ellen’s friend, the expert in Irish lore, was unable to come in person to help with the case.Collapse )
Title: Jesus Wrote a Blank Check
Word Count: 430~
Summary: Dean/Cas, set early S4. Dean gets a second chance, but he's not quite sure what he's doing with it.( Dean is alone in the motel room, shirtless, inspecting himself in the mirror.Collapse )
Title: I Bombed Korea
Word Count: 220~
Rating/Warnings: PG, violence
Summary: Pre-series. John Winchester in the early days of his hunting career.( As John Winchester makes contacts, he finds out that a lot of hunters are also veterans.Collapse )
|Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012|
|Thursday, October 27th, 2011|
|Friday, July 22nd, 2011|
I figured it was about time I had one of these. Here goes:Motorcade of Generosity
Summary: Five short fics based on songs off the Cake album Motorcade of Generosity. See entry for various warnings, ratings, and summaries.Nice Day for a White Wedding
Fandom: Supernatural/Pretty Little Liars (TV Show) Crossover
Warnings: Some strong language
Word Count: 2,000~
Summary: AU/Crack. Sam and Dean get invited to Jo and Ezra’s wedding.The Faces You Will Meet
Authors: co-authored by myself and dreamscapemusic
for the tw_bigbang
. Lovely art by the_silver_sun
Warnings: Canon character death
Word Count: 16,600~
Summary: AU paralleling canon. During her time at Torchwood One, Lisa was keeping a secret about Toshiko. Now, after the destruction of Canary Wharf, what impact will this have on Torchwood Three?Small Victories
Fandom: Gunnerkrigg Court
Word Count: 300
Summary: Kat watches Annie move on, a little bit at a time.Be Thankful
Fandom: Trying Human
Warnings: Interspecies romance, but they don't get up to anything naughty
Word Count: 1,200
Summary: Longus meets Don't parents.Untitled Commentfic
Fandom: Harry Potter. Written for mctabby
's Cat's Birthday Drabblethon for kellychambliss
Warnings: No actual sex, just foreplay. Sillyness and wizarding tattoos.
Word Count: 155
Summary: McGonagall/Hooch, tattoos and BDSMA Hole in Time
Fandom: The Odd Sea
Warnings: Some strong language, angst
Word Count: 4,100
Summary: “I think the strangest sketch I wrote was one in which he came back and found that no one wanted to believe he was still alive.” Ethan’s return as imagined by Philip.
|Tuesday, April 12th, 2011|
|FIC: Supernatural/Pretty Little Liars
Title: Nice Day for a White Wedding
Fandom: Supernatural/Pretty Little Liars (TV Show) Crossover
Rating/Warnings: Some strong language
Word Count: 2,000~
Summary: AU/Crack. Sam and Dean get invited to Jo and Ezra’s wedding.
Author’s Notes: I think this requires a little bit of explaining. This is a birthday present for my roommate, set in the combined universes of two of our favorite shows. Supernatural just has so many crossover-inducing guest stars. Sorry I broke up your favorite couple, Ashley, but I think Aria gets a pretty good consolation prize. Thanks to other roommates dreamscapemusic and Kayla for consulting and betaing. You guys are the best!( Nice Day for a White WeddingCollapse )
|Wednesday, September 29th, 2010|
My lovely roommate has spent the better part of today slaving over the formatting of our fic for the Torchwood Big Bang. Now it is up, along with links to the lovely artwork. For those unfamiliar with the Big Bang format, dreamscapemusic
and I co-wrote a fanfic, which the_silver_sun
then illustrated for us. And she did an AWESOME JOB. I did a happy dance when I saw it, and you should go look so you can do a happy dance as well.
Here it is: community.livejournal.com/tw_bigbang/23684.html
If you're into this sort of thing, you should keep an eye on the community. The posts are staggered, and we're one of the first, so there are a handful up now and lots more great stuff to come. Current Mood: sooo happy
|Sunday, September 19th, 2010|
|Another one of those things, hey
Title: Small Victories
Fandom: Gunnerkrigg Court
Pairings: Annie/Kat, suggestion of Annie/Reynardine
Author’s Note: Written when the comic was up through Chapter 29.
Disclaimer: Gunnerkrigg Court belongs to Tom Siddell, and I am in no way profiting from this work of fanfiction.
Word Count: 300
Notes: Thanks to dreamscapemusic for the beta :)
Summary: Kat watches Annie move on, a little bit at a time.
( Small VictoriesCollapse )
If you're reading this, you probably already know that SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson is one of my all time favorite books. If you've read it yourself, or have read anything about it, you know that it's a YA novel, one that is often taught in schools (including Marshfield High). Unfortunately, it often gets misinterpreted and challenged.www.news-leader.com/article/20100918/OPINIONS02/9180307/Scroggins-Filthy-books-demeaning-to-Republic-education
This opinion piece is from a Missouri newspaper. The writer is Wesley Scroggins, an associate professor of management at Missouri State University. He was also involved in a seminar called "Reclaiming Missouri for Christ." In the article, he calls SPEAK "soft-core pornography" and also trashes SLAUGHTER-HOUSE FIVE and TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler (not familiar with Ockler, but I love Vonnegut).
If you've read any of these books, you'll see that Scroggins is totally missing the point. SPEAK deals with rape, and it is not intended to titillate. The rape scenes in the book contain almost no physical descriptions, they focus on what the victim is feeling- confusion, terror, pain. The novel isn't about rape so much as it is about the aftermath and Melinda's path to recovery and happiness.
I read SPEAK for the first time when I was in sixth grade. My experiences were not similar to Melinda's (but can you imagine the amazing benefits this book would have for a teenage rape survivor?), but I still feel like I learned something. There's a message about not judging people we don't understand. It made me think about who I would talk to if bad things happened to me, and I realized how blessed I have been to be surrounded by loving friends and family. I reread SPEAK last year, as an education major, and I started to see that there's a lot in there about what makes a good teacher.
I could go on forever, but instead I'll just link you to Laurie Halse Anderson's blog post about the article, which gives all the relevant information about that article and what you can do to fight against censorship. As she points out, the people with the power to make decisions aren't always on LJ or Twitter, so I'm going to dust off my stationary and write a letter to the superintendent of the school district in question. Here's hoping many more do the same. halseanderson.livejournal.com/318655.html Current Mood: determined
|Wednesday, August 25th, 2010|
|Hey look, it's one of those fanfic things...
Title: Be Thankful
Fandom: Trying Human, which can be found at tryinghuman.com/
Author’s Note: I’m writing this as Chapter 13 of the comic is being posted. This one-shot would take place pretty far down the line in the continuity.
Warnings: Interspecies romance, although they don’t get up to anything naughty.
Disclaimer: Trying Human belongs to Emy Bitner, and I am in no way profiting from this work of fanfiction.
Word Count: 1,200
Summary: Longus meets Don’s parents.
( Be ThankfulCollapse )
|Monday, August 23rd, 2010|
|I need ideas, help please?
I am conducting a poll.
In the comments, tell me the title of one novel you have loved because it was beautifully written. I'm looking for compelling plots, believable characters, and good prose. All of this totally removed from genre or subject matter- actually, bonus points if this beloved novel was outside of your usual favored genres.
This request is not entirely selfish. In a few weeks, my mother is having some surgery that will require a 6-10 week period of convalescence. Since she's going to be off her feet for so long, I'd like to gift her with a book (or two or three) that will keep her entertained. It's hard to guess what she's going to like, though. Subject seems to have no bearing. For example, she adored Water for Elephants
, but when someone gave her something similar about an elephant trainer, she didn't like it. She loved The Book Thief
, but she says she's tired of books about the Holocaust. She was the one who turned me on to The Sparrow
, but she generally avoids religious fiction- she HATED The Shack
- and science fiction.
I've come to the conclusion that the only books she really loves are the ones that are original and simply well-written. I'm kind of the opposite. While I love a good book, I'll take a mediocre one if it involves some of my favorite elements. Earlier today, I impulse-bought a book solely because I know it's futuristic dystopian with a female heroine. So I am calling on all you lovers of really good fiction. Help me out! Current Mood: pleading
|Thursday, May 27th, 2010|
|Monday, August 10th, 2009|
|Alphabet song meme
From dude_isotopes : Comment on this post saying you want a letter. I'll give you one, then post to your journal your five favorite songs that begin with that letter, along with downloads if you like.
My letter L songs:
Love Me Like a Man, Diana Krall
Oh they want me to rock them
Like my back ain't got no bone
I want a man to rock me
Like my… backbone was his own
Let Me Go, CAKE
When she wants
She wants the sun instead of the moon
When she sees
She sees the stars inside of her room
Luck Be a Lady, Frank Sinatra
A lady never leaves her escort
It isn’t fair, it isn’t nice
A lady doesn’t wander all over the room
And blow on some other guy’s dice
Last Night’s Dream, The PushStars
Take me home to where I’m whole
You say “Well, that’s never easy”
But all the wine will change your mind
I say… “Let’s not pretend that is does”
Little Green, Joni Mitchell
Born with the moon in cancer
Choose her a name she will answer to
Call her green and the winters cannot fade her
Call her green for the children whove made her
Little green, be a gypsy dancer
|Sunday, July 26th, 2009|
|Friday, July 3rd, 2009|
I finished two books today. Brunelleschi's Dome
by Ross King, which is skinny but dense, I have been picking at for a month or so. Bloodhound
by Tamora pierce, which is thick but good fun to read, I have polished off in under a week. I was also able to put Namaah's Kiss
on hold at the library, which means I have that fun somewhere in my future. Now I am contemplating the thirteen book high pile of things I could read next. I've decided to put it to you, dear friends, as to what I should read next.
What should I read next?
The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Room with a View, E. M. Forster
The Aeneid, Virgil
White Teeth, Zadie Smith
The Rest is Noise, Alex Ross
Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
The World Made Straight, Ron Rash
Santa Olivia, Jacqueline Carey
Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman
Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes, Neil Gaiman
This isn't a complete list of all the unread or unfinished books in my possession, just the ones I want to read this summer. Somehow
The Bell Jar
doesn't seem like it would suit my mood just now.
|Monday, May 12th, 2008|
|Friday, March 14th, 2008|
| 1. Pick 15 of your favourite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions
I realize that most of my favorite movies are ones with oft-quoted lines. I did a little digging in an attempt to make it some fun, but a few are still absurdly easy.
|Saturday, November 17th, 2007|
|Tonal Harmony, Stefan Kafka and Dorothy Payne
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1).
6. Tag five people.
If possible, you should also hear the example sung and performed my several combinations of instruments. The four parts of the example are presented in what is generally cosidered the order of preference on the part of the composers in tonal music. However, this ordering is not
to be interpreted as a rule. The quality of the sonority is affected as much by the spacing as it is by doubling, as you will discover by comparing the last two chords in Example 8-10.
(This is my music theory text book. They're talking about using inverted triads in part writing, in case anyone is curious.) Current Mood: epic
|Saturday, November 10th, 2007|
Okay, I need computer help. I need a way to get all the music from my old desktop computer onto my laptop. I've tried emailing my iTunes library to myself, but I can't figure out where to go from there. Any suggestions? Current Mood: frustrated
|Wednesday, October 31st, 2007|
|Two things that don't happen very often.
(Conversation re: How was your weekend?)
Me: My birthday was on Saturday.
Dan: Cool. How old? Nineteen? Twenty?
(Conversation re: My Halloween costume)
Tyler: So wait, you're supposed to be a dude?
Me: A very effeminate dude.
Tyler: But you can't do that, you've got tits! Current Mood: hungry