22 September 2017 @ 08:12 am
Author: NYWCgirl
Fandom: White Collar
Pairing: None
Characters: Neal, Mozzie, June
Warning/genre: Humor, friendship, post-anklet, artist Neal
Spoilers: none
Rating: Gen

Author's Notes: Ficlet written for [personal profile] pipilj´s birthday.
The ficlet also fills following bingo square:



Word Count: ~ 500

Disclaimer: Characters are not mine…
Summary: Neal has a vernissage.

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21 September 2017 @ 09:40 pm
Here are some icons for Stargate Atlantis.

As usual, please credit if you take and use, a comment here would be lovely, and no hotlinking, thanks!

Teasers:


The rest... )
 
 
21 September 2017 @ 08:11 pm


image from Matt Bomer Fan

From the gag reel, just after the anklet broke whilst Matt was putting it on!

(Yes, I have posted this before, but some years back and I thought it well worth posting again!)

 
 
21 September 2017 @ 12:58 pm
Here are some icons for The Sentinel.

As usual, please credit if you take and use, a comment here would be lovely, and no hotlinking, thanks!

Teasers:


The rest... )
 
 
21 September 2017 @ 11:44 am
1. Has anyone found an easy alternative to Gchat's Available/Busy/Inactive/Offline indicators? Those were my lifeline, and not having them is making me saaaaad.


2. Recently my Dreamwidth pages have stopped defaulting to https, which means sometimes I get a log-in screen instead of the post, and if I get the post, I'm not logged in. I have HTTPS Everywhere for FireFox, and the Dreamwidth HTTPS beta option turned on. What is happening?

It may have started when FireFox updated last, or it might be part of my general computer woes, idk.
 
 
 
 
21 September 2017 @ 11:36 am
Reading
Over the weekend I read Sarah Gailey's novella River of Teeth, an alt-US-history Western with hippos, which I've seen mentioned around the place. It spent a lot of time on character introductions, and the ending felt rather TBC, and I'm not sure I'll read the next one. I think I would have preferred a stand-alone novel to what felt like the first instalment in a longer story, or perhaps I'm just not in the mood for Americana (though it reminded me enough of Richard Brautigan's The Hawkline Monster that I dug that out and may read it sometime soon).

In the meantime, I've started Moon Over Soho, the second Rivers of London book. I read the first some years ago (when I bought my Kindle and went back to occasionally consuming things other than fanfic) and found it too gruesome for my fluffy-fanfic-reading palette, but I've been encouraged to persevere. Not gripped yet, but it's early days.

Kdramas
I just finished Another Oh Hae Young, like, in the last half hour.

Huh. It started promisingly. I liked the convoluted set-up and was intrigued to see how they were going to get Do Kyung out of the enormous hole he'd dug himself into, but in the end... they didn't really bother. Rambling. Spoilers. ) Also, overall, this might be the drama I've watched with the highest alcohol consumption and the worst communication (and that's really saying something, on both counts!). Not one I'll be rewatching or would particularly recommend.

I haven't planned what I'll solo-watch next, but I think it'll be something very different.

Pru and I finished Moonlight Drawn by Clouds yesterday, and next week we're starting Mystery Queen, a Sherlock Holmes AU where Sherlock is a housewife.

J and I have one more week (three episodes) of Goblin to go, and then I suspect it's a Hong sisters drama, either My Girl (which I haven't seen) or Master's Sun (which I have).

My teacher and I are still in the middle of Chief Kim.

Other TV
Parks & Recreation season 5.

Films
We watched Rogue One over the weekend. I think I enjoyed it more this time, having read some fanfic.

Writing
Not a word.

Computer
*weeps*

Politics
Election this weekend. My sister and I nearly went and advance voted yesterday lunchtime, but during the trudge up Featherston St to the polling place, I talked myself out of it on the grounds that if I vote on Saturday, if the outcome initially seems close or unfavourable, I can tell myself they haven't counted my vote yet and it will make all the difference. /dork

Also, I was supposed to go sign-waving this morning (and got up early specially), but the other person cancelled and then the forecasted rain arrived, so I finished Another Oh Hae Young instead.

I am trying SO HARD not to get unhealthily invested in the election outcome; I can't afford to get sick over this. *crosses all my fingers and toes, while still trying to maintain emotional detachment, ha*
 
 
 
 
20 September 2017 @ 08:05 pm
Here are some icons for White Collar.

Please credit if you take and use, a comment here would be lovely, and no hotlinking, thanks!

Teaser:


This way... )
 
 
 
19 September 2017 @ 05:01 pm
Well, you could make it up, but who'd believe you?!

I was watching a show that goes behind the scenes at Paddington Station in London. On the 19th June, one of the hottest days of this year, they were having to slow trains down due to hot tracks that were threatening to buckle. Well, that's understandable. I mean, it's hard to make a track that copes with all extreme weather, after all.

But then, at West Ealing - where most or all trains in/out of London apparently go through - a poor pigeon somehow managed to earth an overhead wire, which sent the current into the steel beams in the reinforced concrete of the bridge above the wire. This resulted in concrete falling onto the track, and the track being closed for somewhere around two hours, whilst they checked if the bridge was safe or not. Fortunately, trains could go through it again, but only at 20mph. It's estimated that the bridge being closed caused 5,193 minutes of delay for passengers, and had a knock on effect for stations as far away as Southampton, Portsmouth, York, Bristol and even as far as Edinburgh!

I mean, of all the things to happen, this has to be amongst the most bizarre reasons for delays, hasn't it?!

I'm afraid the pigeon did not survive :(
 
 
 
 
 
 
18 September 2017 @ 04:07 pm


image from [personal profile] kanarek13

 
 
 
doing A LOT better already on the physical health front. probably going to ignore fic/poetry for the next couple days though - my brain is still not 100% online.

in random: lately, the only way i can fall asleep is by constructing fics i'll probably never write. why do i do this. help me.

my soundtrack for the rest of the year, most likely: tswift's reputation, halsey's hfk, melanie martinez's crybaby, and lorde's melodrama. (might add an album or two from my backlog of to-listen ani difranco or andrew bird or fiona apple, but then again, might not.)
 
 
Current Music: Liability - Lorde
 
 

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The Knuckleduster Cowtown Creator by Forrest Harris (1999)

I'll give you three guesses which fandom I had started dabbling in when I saw this in a post by an online acquaintance and had to track down (luckily second-hand) for myself :)

Obviously, it was written for RPG enthusiasts to help them create their Old West towns: less for reading, more for reference. All manner of good stuff like the typical businesses in town, floor plans for buildings, goods available in all kinds of stores and suggested prices, typical character types and the jobs they might do, medical skills (and what doctors couldn't do), livery prices, stagecoaches and robberies, morse code and restaurant meals, fancy house euphemisms and gambling games, and of course lists of names (people, horse, stores, towns and so on)... not what an expert on the period might want but for someone who wanted to get their game right, it's wonderful.

And for a humble little fanfic writer who has a complete fascination for domestic detail and wants to get her stories to at least sound right... it's been a treasure :) to the point where I scanned what I found the most valuable bits of the town/character stuff and keep the scans on my hard drive so I can take the information with me wherever I might be scribbling...


 
 
Current Music: Jay Ungar - Blue River Waltz
 
 
 
 
16 September 2017 @ 04:50 pm


image from [personal profile] kanarek13

 
 
Intro text to follow...


made for Round 12 over at [profile] redheads20in20 (LJ). Enjoy!

20 (or more) shades of red... )



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Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
 
 
14 September 2017 @ 04:59 am
Written for Round 1 of the Harlequin Big Bang over at [community profile] story_works. Inspired by the following prompt: “Character A is a famous pirate captain. His only goal in life: revenge. He wants to ruin to man who ruined him. One day Character B falls into his hands. He’s the son of the man he’s sworn to ruin. During the next weeks and some difficult situations, B feels more and more desire for A. Will he be able to make A forget his revenge or will B even help him?” Of course, my mind immediately went to our favorite cop / thief duo, though this time, the tables are a bit turned ;) Enjoy!

Warnings: Character Death(s), Graphic depiction of violence, mention of rape (of a female character) and of implied underage rape (of a male character), Period-typical racism, sexism and homophobia

Not betaed at the moment, and still in progress. I will add chapters and fix those already posted as I get them back from my lovely beta [personal profile] sherylyn.

AO3
 
 
 
 
Reading
Finished Whatever: or how junior year became totally f$@ked by S.J. Goslee and The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley. Whatever was enjoyable, but I was shipping a non-canon pairing (cf my penchant for friends-to-lovers vs antagonists-to-lovers) so was disappointed by the ending. But the book was mostly about the process of coming out as a teen, to self, family and friends, and that aspect was great.

The Bedlam Stacks was a slow-starter and very world-buildy, and I don't think I was the right audience for it. I'm super-non-visual and there was a LOT of description, most of which didn't settle in my head. I can imagine it really working for some readers, though. I liked the ideas, and the way the magic realism came together.

Next up: no idea. Maybe something by KJ Charles or Cat Sebastian, neither of whom I've read before. I have various books and sample chapters stacking up on my kindle, as always.

Kdramas
I spent a few days idly contemplating Secret Garden OT3 scenarios (Seul/Oska/Ssun, natch) and not starting anything new, but on Monday I dipped a toe into Another Oh Hae Young, and now I am hooked. Grumpy perfectionist Park Do Kyung, in a moment of drunken weakness, let himself be goaded into getting revenge on Oh Hae Young, the woman who jilted him at the altar, by seriously messing up her new fiancé's business. The fiancé broke up with Hae Young (for her own good) before his business disasters cascaded into bankruptcy and imprisonment. Except it turns out to be a case of mistaken identity! A different Oh Hae Young! Do Kyung has epically ruined the lives of two innocent people! Cue oh my god what have I done?!?!? and everyone suffering through the fallout.

There's also some unexplained deja-vu/precognition going on, because of course there is, and Seoul is the size of a postage stamp. I'm good with that.

Past half-way on Chief Kim, and it's still really engaging. There's not even any romance yet; it's pure redemption arc/found family/David vs Goliath.

Moonlight Drawn by Clouds and Goblin rewatches continue. Goblin is especially good to revisit, now that I know what's going on. #immortaldorks

Other TV
The boy and I are continuing our Parks & Recreation rewatch (spurring me to finally buy the last two seasons on DVD).

Films/DVD
We watched a NZ documentary called Tickled, which starts off being about competitive endurance tickling and turns into kind of an investigative thriller.

Writing
Nope.

Computer
The list of things that are no longer working now includes torrenting.

Posting
I started a rambly post maybe a week ago, and keep poking it. I seem to have forgotten how to chat to the internet. *waves instead*

Politicking
The election is 9 days away. I've been sign-waving and leafleting for the Greens, and yesterday I went to a branch meeting and talked more than I intended (ie, > 0).
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 September 2017 @ 06:21 pm


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10 September 2017 @ 08:16 am
Thank you for writing for me! :) I will admit that I'm generally a fluff aficionado and kind of a wuss when it comes to gore and sad/tragic endings, but I've offered a number of "trick" prompts for things I think I'd enjoy. Hopefully my prompts will give you a good feel for the kind of thing I like.

In every one of these fandoms, I love every requested character and would be very happy with any of them that you wish to write. I don't have a unique prompt for every possible character or pairing, but feel free to mix'n'match however you want. Most of my prompts can be used for any individual character or group of characters in that fandom.

Fandoms: Agent Carter, MCU, Stranger Things

Likes/dislikes and general prompts/suggestions )

Fandom-specific requests and prompts )
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