21 October 2017 @ 11:50 pm
The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History, Elizabeth Norton  
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21 October 2017 @ 09:29 pm
Gunpowder 101 (BBC)  
This new miniseries is so far up my alley that we're rolling around ecstatically together in the blind end!

I'm amused that Kit Harrington both had a hand in creating the show & cast himself in the lead role. Heh. Mark Gatiss is playing a nicely manipulative Cecil. It's bloody & gory & vicious, but, hey, it's early-modern England! That should serve as its own trigger warning.

Only 2 more episodes, but I'm looking forward to the shenanigans on both sides. Whee!

21 October 2017 @ 11:20 pm
Drabble: Layabouts [Daria - Daria/Jane] PGish  
Title: Layabouts
Fandom: Daria
Pairing: Daria/Jane
Rating: PG? not even?
Word Count: 468
Warnings/Contains: AU - Medieval?, Flirting, Fluff, Femslash
Summary: Fantasy/Medieval AU - Where Daria and Jane are guards helping guard a town from, well, not much.
A/N: Written for bookcat for [community profile] femslashex as a treat. I did this just for fun. I wish it was longer and had more worldbuilding, but ultimately, the characters just wanted to talk. So I let them talk. ^^;

I'm bored. )
Current Music: "Go To War" - Nothing More
21 October 2017 @ 09:33 pm
Dept. of Beautiful, Beautiful Son  
This Is My Son, In Whom I Am Well Pleased

Do take a look. He's a handsome one, he is. )

My son turned 33 on Friday. I told him I loved him, and I told him not to get crucified, because that's the kind of disrespectful lapsed Christian-type joke that he appreciates (and hence the title.) We both snickered. We're both probably going to hell. 

He is wonderful. He is talented, creative, gentle, empathetic, kind, handsome. He sings, he writes radio plays. He writes songs for pantos. He is hard working, loving, and fannish. Oh, so very fannish. 

(And yes, he's enraged and frustrated me over the years. What child hasn't done that to his or her mother?)

He is, quite simply, Andy. I love him, and I am so very lucky he is my son. 
Current Location: Going to bed
21 October 2017 @ 09:07 pm
Dept.of I Forgot  
To Owls

[personal profile] owlboy , are amazing. You are a polymath, a wild person, a writer, an artist, and someone who would be mad, bad, and dangerous to know, if you weren't not bad, and a delight to know. I'm glad I met you here on the Intarwebz, and here's to a very, very good year for you. And I hope your birthday was fantastic.  
Current Mood: exhausted
Current Location: the livingroom
21 October 2017 @ 08:05 pm
Dept. of Truly Lovely People  
Late In The Day Birthday Wishes

I am so very lucky to know all of you out there in journal land, and two of the people I am particularly happy to have met celebrated birthdays today. What with cat purgatory, that almost slipped by me. 

[personal profile] a_phoenixdragon  is an adventurer in life, taking on journeys, challenges, setbacks and battles that many people would find impossible to undertake or survive. She is also one of those remarkable humans who can find beauty and good in the tiny corners where many of us would forget to look for them. She is creative, funny, a lover of knowledge, a woman who fights for the people she loves, and somehow finds time to create; she has never let her muse too far out of her sight, even if there are times she thinks the creature has escaped. I am so lucky to have met her in RL, and can report that she is one of the sweetest people I've ever met. And she talks more than I do - which is so cool! My dear, I hope your loved ones showed you how much they love you, and gave you a very good birthday. And may the coming year be better than you could dream of!

[personal profile] editrx  is another adventurer who has dealt with challenge, setback, and the fuckwittery of the world with more bravery and determination than I could ever imagine. In the midst of all that, she's generous with her time. She's funny, fannish, extremely good at what she does, and if I were the kind of fairy godmother I wish I could be, I would wave a wand and make sure that this happy birthday wish was accompanied by more than friendship and respect. May the coming year be thrice as good as you want it to be!

But wait, there's more!

The remarkable 
[personal profile] elisi , who celebrates on Oct. 22, is someone for whom I have so much respect that it's impossible to truly describe it. She writes fiction and non-fiction, meta and life observations, while raising a family of remarkable young women, and staying in touch with the world with intelligence and grace. Thank you for being you, and thank you for broadening my world in so very many ways, all through your love of a madman with a box, one that's bigger on the inside. If I am ever on your side of the Atlantic, it would be my honor to take you out for a drink of whatever might be your pleasure. Until then? Continue being awesome, and have a fantastic birthday. 

Current Location: the livingroom
Current Mood: tired
21 October 2017 @ 05:25 pm
write stuff  
Author reveals have just happened for [community profile] femslashex and were yesterday for [community profile] crossovering, so I can cop to the fics I wrote. The discerning reader will notice similarities. :-)

Footsteps in the Sea (5926 words) by Isis
Fandom: Black Sails
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Captain Flint/Thomas Hamilton
Characters: Captain Flint (Black Sails), Thomas Hamilton
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Rivers of London Fusion, Supernatural Elements, Post-Canon, Genius Loci, Crossovering Exchange
Summary: James and Thomas escape from the plantation, find passage to the islands, are caught in a storm at sea, and make a bargain with Neptune.

When I saw [ profile] linndechir's crossovering prompt for Ocean God Flint, I knew I wanted to write that. I didn't actually game the system, but there were only two people I could write for, and so I was delighted to get this assignment. My favorite part of the Rivers of London series is the existence of the Rivers themselves, the idea of genius loci who rule over their small parts of the natural world. Plus I had always wanted to tackle James and Thomas's immediate post-canon story.

The beach on which Thomas and James find themselves after escaping the plantation, by the way, is where the Bull River empties into Wassaw Sound. The beach where Thomas awakens after the shipwreck is in the Berry Islands of the Bahamas.

The Pirate and the Mermaid (8628 words) by Isis
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Pirate/Mermaid
Characters: Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Mermaids, Pirates, Supernatural Elements, Cultural Differences, Shipwrecks
Summary: "Of course," said Charlie pettishly. As if she was just a stupid kid, asking stupid questions. "How was I supposed to know? You're the first mermaid I've ever met."

"Well, you're the first woman-with-legs I've ever met!" snapped the mermaid.

Oh, man, this was the most fun thing to write ever. I kind of ignored [ profile] elstaplador's specific prompts and just keyed off the idea of a (female) pirate and a mermaid, and although I had the (general) ending in mind from the beginning, the story went there in its own way. As I said to [personal profile] sovay it ended up being sort of YA femslash, more of a story about two young women from different cultures hanging out and discovering commonalities than anything sexy or overtly supernatural. It's mostly mermaid worldbuilding, really, and I had a kick doing that. (I actually had a whole sexytimes idea in my head - more worldbuilding, from the physical POV - but that ended up not fitting into the story!)

In other writing news, I've been cheerfully writing lots of little stories and ficlets for [community profile] trickortreatex, but it's about time to turn my keyboard to [community profile] yuletide.
21 October 2017 @ 06:08 pm
Pop quiz  
What’s more embarrassing:

1) a Kekistan flag, proving that you spend most of your time on porn message boards?
2) a Proud Boys flag, proclaiming that you never masturbate, and which is literally a giant cock?
3) being a cop with a Punisher water bottle that you quickly hide when CP24 cameras come around?


Pics of fash under the cut )Pics of fash under the cut )

21 October 2017 @ 05:06 pm
Happy Sweetest Day  
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: HGTV
Current Location: House in the woods at the edge of town
21 October 2017 @ 11:55 pm
Meet Spence  
21 October 2017 @ 03:17 pm
2017 Summer Mini Challenge Roundup  

The 2017 Summer Mini Challenge has come to a close, and I'd like to thank everyone who took part in it =) Under the cut are the banners made for those who completed their tables:

Banners! )

This year we had TWO participants conquered all five tables! :D Congrats to

on this amazing achievement!

Here is the AO3 collection of stories completed for this challenge. There's a great variety here ~ 42 works in 23 different fandoms! WOW!!

You guys are awesome ~ THANK YOU for make the summer worthwhile! ♥ ♥
Current Mood: pleased
kay jorin
21 October 2017 @ 08:54 pm
also nope, my body still doesn't need to be ~*loved*~, it needs to clean up its fucking act
Current Mood: angry
21 October 2017 @ 07:54 pm
mais c'est une mauvaise blague ??  
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21 October 2017 @ 09:58 am
Song Meme, Day 21: "Sherri" by Billy Idol  
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kay jorin
21 October 2017 @ 05:55 pm
i guess i just exist to skew statistics. rare uterus form (actually rare hymen form too, when it was still intact), IQ far above average, decided to lose weight once and successfully did so *twice* (and the unplanned success wasn't due to illness either), hasn't had sex by age 31, apparently has managed to develop bowel cancer by age 31...
Current Mood: blah
perpetually late to the party
21 October 2017 @ 08:48 am
The Ancient Magus' Bride - OVA, Episodes 1, 2  
Holy crap. Spoilers for the OVA and episodes 1+2 )

So yeah, I love this, I want more. *__*

In other news, I tried to watch Taishou Mebius Line: Chichai-san but I didn't realize each episode was only like five minutes long and frankly the spoilers ) Not going to continue that one.
kay jorin
21 October 2017 @ 02:14 pm
i wouldn't normally do this, but in case it's the sort of thing you like to do, here's my amazon wishlist (assuming that it's even possible to buy from without being in germany, that is, i'm going to assume so because you can switch the site to english?). i'm going to take an internet-capable notebook to the hospital, but a book or two would probably be nice to have...
Current Mood: blank
21 October 2017 @ 08:13 pm
Manip: "You Keep Me Warm" Rated: G  
Title: "You Keep Me Warm"
Artist: [personal profile] magnavox_23 
Character/Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Rating: G

*Feels* )