Poem: "Before the Fever Breaks"

Oct. 21st, 2014 00:03
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This poem was written outside the prompt calls, inspired by conversations with [personal profile] lynnoconnacht.  It also fills the "fever / delirium" square in my 7-31-14 card for the [community profile] hc_bingo  fest.  It has been sponsored by [personal profile] stardreamer.  This poem belongs to the Stalwart Stan & Antimatter thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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Small Room

Oct. 21st, 2014 00:53
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Posted by storiesfortravellers


Spoilers for Season 2 Episode 4.


After drinking together, Fitz, Hunter, and Mack get sad about their personal lives, then they all make out together.

TW for implied drunken sex.

Words: 517, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Odds and ends

Oct. 21st, 2014 01:48
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--I keep basically forgetting that I have a fic that's been ready for posting for over a week now. >.> I'll try to get that posted before heading to work tomorrow. La?

--Here's a photo [twitter.com profile] ginnikin took of me and Jinksy!Bear being snuggly while she was visiting. ^_^

--Successful Adulting of the day: went to a dentist's appointment and got a flu shot. (Downside: these combined to take up more time than expected, so I got nowhere near as much rewriting done today as I needed to.)

--Tonight was my last "regular" Monday workday at Casual Job for...let's say "the foreseeable future". Possibly ever, although "regular" is undoubtedly the operative word there, since there are still several circumstances that can/will bring us back in for some Mondays here and there. But maybe those as-yet-distant Mondays will involve starting our workday before 7 PM. That'd be nice.

--Reading people's Yuletide letters is awesome. *^^* (And my gosh, if In the Flesh were my zombie fandom rather than Newsflesh, there would be SO MANY OPTIONS for writing treats for people. o_o)

--I'm more acutely aware of being behind on all of my shows than I am of being "behind" on my reading (which isn't measurable in the same way), but I'm much itchier to sit down and read a book than I am to sit down and catch up on All The Television.

--My wallet would very much like Casual Job to continue for another couple of weeks, at least, but the rest of me is ready to be done. Which is a bit sad, because as Casual Job stints go, this one's been pretty easy overall. And I know I'm nowhere near the level of burnout I hit sometimes, which theoretically Should Mean I'm Fine, you know? But my deadlines are frazzling me. *sighs* (Note: I have no idea how much longer this is going to last. Because...we never know. ^^;)

--Sarah Rees Brennan has created a master post for The Turn of the Story, including ordered links to each chapter, info on how it came about, and links to extra bits of writing or explanation. Oh, and a bonus story!

remembering Velma

Oct. 20th, 2014 21:06
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I suspect a phone conversation this afternoon will be the last time anyone addresses me as "Velma."

[personal profile] elisem and I were visiting with Soren at his parents' house, and one of the forms they were dealing with needed her social security number, which of course none of us knew. But right after Velma died, the nurse who was in the room at the end told them that if they needed help with anything, they should ask.

Soren doesn't like to make phone calls, so I offered to handle this one. I wound up leaving a message for the social worker, saying that I was Velma's sister and what we needed. The person who took the message asked me to spell my name, and whether I knew her date of birth, which I do. The social worker who called back, after asking "Is this Vicki?" sorted out what we wanted, and somewhere in there addressed me as "Velma."

It's something about the V's, we think, and the cross-naming has come from everyone from casual friends to [livejournal.com profile] cattitude and Velma's then-partner [livejournal.com profile] volund. The really weird part is that almost nobody called us by each other's name after she got contact lenses.
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When asked Monday morning by CBC News if the person had been fired, Glenn-Graham initially replied, "Yes." He also confirmed the firing took place on Saturday.

However, subsequent media reports on Monday quoted Glenn-Graham as saying the individual responsible had resigned. When asked to clarify what exactly happened, Glenn-Graham replied by email, saying "the volunteer resigned on their own Friday night."

Of heroic hearts

Oct. 20th, 2014 23:07
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Posted by OneMoreDay


Agent Jemma Simmons is compromised. Her extraction team? One Clint Barton.

Who is also her soulmate.


Inspired by Hawkeye potentially making a future appearance on AoS.

Words: 505, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Nuked Apples and Ice Cream

Oct. 21st, 2014 14:01
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[personal profile] kerravonsen
Because I felt like it.

* Chop up one apple.
* 6 tablespoons of brown sugar (because brown sugar is yummy)
* 1 teaspoon of Mixed Spice (because I don't know what spices are in it)
* 2 teaspoons of Cinnamon (because cinnamon is my favourite spice)

Put in microwave-safe dish and nuke on high for 3 1/2 minutes.

Spoon/Pour over vanilla ice cream.

Eat. Yum.


Oct. 20th, 2014 22:46
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A no good, very bad last week.

A no good, extremely bad day.

Cranky Kate is cranky about everything. Nothing is right. No one posted a fic I actually want to read and everyone everywhere is being stupid, on purpose, JUST TO ANNOY ME.

I'm so tired. I'm so sick of this job and this client and nearly everything.

/pity party

Now I've annoyed myself. Bedtime. Hopefully whatever this is passes tonight. I hope you are all doing much, much better than I am right now. ♥

Happy Birthday!

Oct. 20th, 2014 22:30
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Happy belated birthday, [personal profile] dira!

And happy birthday, [personal profile] chaila, [livejournal.com profile] lilly_rose, [personal profile] lizfu, and [personal profile] van!
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Posted by Cory Doctorow

The video sorely lacks for detail, but features three alleged Scientology "top managers" showering abuse on a former Scientologist at LAX. Why were they there? Why was he there? Why did he leave the church? We may never know. (Thanks, Melted_Crayons!)

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In 1972, Archie Comics made its first major venture, since the MLJ days, into horror, with the series Chilling Adventures in Sorcery as Told by Sabrina. (This is not to be confused with the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina title launched earlier this very month in the wake of Afterlife with Archie's success.) Loosely patterned after the EC and other horror comics of the fifties, it was an anthology title hosted--for its first two issues--by everyone's favourite Teenage Witch, written and drawn by regulars from Archie's creative team: writer Frank Doyle and, in the stories excerpted here, Dan DeCarlo and Rudy Lapick on art.

If nothing else, this horror host is easier on the eyes than EC's GhouLunatics )

and who did you say is calling?

Oct. 20th, 2014 21:31
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Dearest darlingest yuleingest goat (my dear santa),

thank you for writing a story for me! I have no doubts whatsoever that I will love the pants off of whatever you write :)

I'mma talk about canons first and then get to general reading preferences.

Frankenstein )

The Fall )

Vorkosigan Saga )

Smoke Signals )

general info about what I like to read )

Still not updating here!

Oct. 20th, 2014 21:24
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[personal profile] snarp
Still pretty much just on Tumblr.

I'm just posting because I've spent much of the past couple days yelling about my Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle reread, and that's kind of the only thing I've written lately that I think likely to interest anyone following me here and not there.

Having fun with Crystal

Oct. 21st, 2014 09:14
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Came up with some dragons in the scrying workshop which I think look pretty cool [Warning: fake bloodyness], I'm inclined to agree with what seems to be the consensus that sky snappers are the prettiest, but there's fun to be had if you AREN'T just trying to pretty :)
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We are doing less science than I thought... and waaaaay more history. Turns out I think history is the most important subject ever. I don't think I knew that about myself before starting out on homeschooling.

The girls are somewhat less enthused than I am, though they are certainly learning a lot about prehistory. We're actually just emerging this week from the pre- part of history into the more established ground. I haven't told them yet, but this probably signifies that we're going to be spending even more time on history.

Now, if I could only combine science and history in an effective manner, I would be a very happy Connie.
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DGG told CBC the rogue staffer was fired. He told 570News the staffer resigned. I have an explanation: If DGG's dad, suspecting his son would run for office and knowing that office requires more than any one person could deliver, had him cloned several times over, this would explain why the different stories and perhaps even who sent the email.

spoiler for an old time sf novel: Read more... )

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