16 February 2019 @ 02:03 pm
12: A song from your preteen years

Tiger Feet by Mudd!! Apparently this was the first song that Little Four Year Old Me bopped along to and loved, or so my parents say! Older Me still really enjoys it too! :D

15 February 2019 @ 10:58 pm
Agent Carter Valentines and Chocolate Box both released this week and I lucked out. MY GIFTS ARE AMAZING.

If This Room Was Burning by [archiveofourown.org profile] glorious_spoon (Agent Carter, 10K, Peggy/Jack/Daniel)
Peggy, Daniel, and Jack are retrieving canisters containing another one of Howard's stolen experiments when they get trapped in a cave in, and one of the canisters is breached. Problem is, Howard was a little less than forthcoming about what exactly was in them...

Absolutely wonderful pollen P/J/D get-together fic (minus any actual sex, it's more like h/c pollen) with hurt/comforty dubcon cuddling!! This COULD NOT POSSIBLY be more relevant to my interests.

true north by anonymous (Agent Carter, 10K, Peggy/Jack/Daniel)
Jack's a suspicious soul at heart. He doesn't trust anyone, least of all himself.

Yes, I got TWO long P/D/J get-together stories, and both of them are delightful: well written and plotty and wonderfully characterized and idtastic. This one is incredibly hurt/comforty with Jack being tortured literally and emotionally, and ALSO about as relevant to my interests as it is possible to get. ♥

Look After You by anonymous (Punisher, 3500 wds, Leo & Frank gen)
Leo knows only two people who got their wisdom teeth out before her, and Mom said no way did it hurt as much as everyone tells you it will, and Dad said no, it really didn’t, but, uh, he wasn’t chewing anything harder than mashed potatoes for almost three weeks afterward.

This is SO GOOD, perfectly bittersweet and richly characterized and full of subtle, well-chosen details. Leo's narrative voice is fantastic.

Post by anonymous (Banshee, 300 wds, Carrie Hopewell + ensemble)
She has no reason to think he’ll receive any mail she sends to the PO Box scrawled across the back of the otherwise-blank postcard from Truth or Consequences, NM. No reason to expect that, even if he is living in the desert and checking his mail, he has any interest in pictures from the Banshee Elementary Penny Carnival.

I GOT A BANSHEE FIC! This was so delightful and unexpected, and it's a glorious little gem of post-canon perfection, beautifully capturing the fabric of life in Banshee and Carrie's place in it.

I loved every single one of these. I just want to cuddle them and enjoy them. Everyone else should read them too. ♥_____♥
15 February 2019 @ 01:57 pm
It's Big Bang Time again! This time, I present you my artworks for the story "A Little Love" by the wonderful hunterswearingplaid. Per usual, I won't spoil the story for you, but let me tell you that it's a fluff-fest ;). And now - on with the show!

Surprising Side Effect... )

Hope you like it! And now please head over to the story and leave my lovely author some love!
Current Location: Men Of Letters Bunker, Lebanon, Kansas
Current Music: Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
15 February 2019 @ 01:27 pm
11: A song that you rarely get tired of

I tend to be one of those people who'll listen to something on and off for a period of time and then need a break from it. However, at this point in time, there are three songs that I could put into the 'rarely get tired of' category. One is 'I See Fire' by Ed Sheeran, but I've used that already. The other two are 'Those Were the Days' by Mary Hopkin and 'Windmills of Your Mind' by Petula Clark (much prefer Petula Clark's version to any other I've heard of this song so far).

Under the cut this time )
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14 February 2019 @ 05:53 pm

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Run, Neal, run! It's Valentine's day and the fangirls are gathering...! :D

14 February 2019 @ 12:53 pm
10: A song that makes you sad

Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel, because although I know the original movie traumatised some kids, it didn't do that to me and I loved it. So much so, that my parents bought me a rabbit (yes, I called him Bright Eyes) and I became rabbit mad for much of my teen years!!

The song is gorgeous, but often brings a tear to my eyes, though not in a bad way. Just, it's so lovely and it reminds me of the end of the movie, when Hazel dies in his old age. And yes, of my irascible pet rabbit too!

13 February 2019 @ 08:40 pm

[Multifandom friendship fest]

Multifandom friendship fest for Valentine's Day! Gen friendship fic FTW?? I need to think of some prompts ... :D

ETA: I have finished the section of my novel I wanted to edit today (♬ this is the book that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends ♪), so let's see if I can knock out a Chocolate Box treat or two before the deadline!
13 February 2019 @ 08:05 pm
 This is my poor me post....

So on Saturday I started to have weird abdominal pain. This isn't unusual for me. I have chronic abdominal pain. But this pain was in a different spot. Like right over my c-section scar. This scar is nearly 11 years old. Hurt like hell. I was very disturbed. I already went through menopause so it's not cramps. What's going on? It came and went. I prayed it would just go. Two days later I'm at work wondering what I ever did to the gods. It really hurt. Monday was the worst. I thought maybe this is my IBS acting up. It has to be. So I took some meds. I got about 2 hours of pain free time. Thought I was good to go. Nope came back. Each time it comes back, the pain is less...but it always comes back. By this time I'm worried it's a UTI. So I get out my rapid response strips and check. Three times. Nope, not that. I keep telling myself this can't be anything horrible - I just had an abdominal and pelvic CT scan...it all came up clear. What the hell is going on. I really thought today was going to be better, but it's not. So I broke down and called the gyn. I have an appointment tomorrow. I'm not happy. I really thought this was going to be my year of good health. But that hasn't happened since the first time I got cancer. So why would this be any different. I'll be really pissed if this is something like cancer. I mean what the hell? What did I do to deserve this shit? What - is it the fact I never smoked? or drank? or drugs? I wasn't one to sleep around. What did I do? I just want to be pain free. It's so disheartening to have to deal with this time and again. Shit. Sorry I just had to get this off my chest.
13 February 2019 @ 06:51 pm
Again, sorry for the lateness, but I had to finish some things. Haha, which means, I have nothing to share today. All my things are either done, or in that exciting stage of beginning.

But, that also means I have all the time in the world to hear about your W(s)iP and cheer you on.

So, give them to me! Read and cheer others on too! Together, WE GOT THIS!
13 February 2019 @ 06:23 pm

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13 February 2019 @ 01:16 pm
9: A song that makes you happy

Star Trekkin' by The Firm. I mean, this is just so adorably terribly amusing, I can't help but smile and feel happy! :D :D

12 February 2019 @ 08:28 pm
 I placed a notice on the top of one of my old Stony WIPs stating that it shouldn't be read because it will probably never be finished. Why didn't I just delete it? Well, my AO3 account is my archive, my repository of my fanfic. I would like for it to stay there and be counted with all of my other works. It might not be finished but I worked hard on what I posted. The audience just wasn't as strong as I would have liked and apparently it produced a lot of hatred thrown at me (that I deleted). So continuing wasn't going to happen, but it stays on the site because it's my page, I could put on it what I want. So there's that. At least people will be warned now if they do decide to chance it and read it. I have one more story I will do the same for - another old Stony WIP. I feel like I am putting them in the grave without a funeral. But this is how it has to happen....
12 February 2019 @ 01:42 pm
I remember there was a meme-type thing going around a long time ago on this general premise, though perhaps phrased a bit differently ... but if you could get me to write anything at all, what would it be? Like, a fandom I'm not (still?) into, a pairing I don't normally write, tropes that aren't my usual thing -- or maybe an even more indulgent version of something I do write, or that epic 300K post-Agent Carter fic that addresses all the plot points in the series finale, or whatever.

Let's say you could commission me to write anything at all. I'm not looking for prompts because this is likely to be things I probably wouldn't write. I'm just curious. :D And procrastinating.
I'm reading Lab Girl on my exercise machine and Dragon Pearl in my OOS breaks and occasionally being waylaid by fanfic, and sometimes in the evenings chipping away at the audiobook of Foxglove Summer with the boy. La la la la...

Have not had my Hwayugi drama date nor my While You Were Sleeping drama date yet this week, but I will.

In solo watching, 20th Century Boy and Girl became so offensively inoffensive and I-thought-I-didn't-need-plot-but-this-is-severely-testing-that-theory that, even though I'm only two hours from finishing, I jumped ship and re-started one of my old favourites, My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox, out of exasperation and spite. (It helps that the latter's on Netflix.) Have not gone back to Romantic Teacher, Doctor Kim. See above re attention span.

[community profile] sid_guardian continues to flourish! My flist is full of fanworks and meta and squee! I love everyone in this bar.

Here's two links just from today:

- Some incredibly cute fanart (linked by [personal profile] maggie33 in the non-AO3/Youtube Fanworks post)
- So You Started Watching Guardian: A Non-Spoilery Language Primer by [personal profile] asya_ana (aimed at people who don't know and probably are not going to learn Chinese).

Other TV
Again with the attention span. We're keeping up with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Star Trek Disco and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Still only two episodes into Kingdom (this could go under Kdramas, but I'm watching with the boy, so I'm putting it here) and not much momentum for it. The new episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, which was about censorship in China. And last night, after two in-person recs and seeing two recs on my flist, we watched the first half of Russian Doll, which is great. We'll finish that tonight.

Writing/making things
Finishing and posting the last flashfic has thrown my momentum a little, but I'm still noodling away at WIP #2. And yesterday I started a Note flashfic for the new round at [community profile] fan_flashworks, which, if I can pull it off, will be pure distilled essence of tragedy, so... yay?

Korean study
Argh, I need to enrol for TOPIK and Kclass. Instead I'm hiding under my 침대.

Life/mental state things
Fizzy. Guts not great. Shoulder/neck/arm situation is improving, but physio still advises against biking. *pouts* Fandom and writing are taking up about 85% of my brain. Still failing at general life administrivia. (But so happy/giddy/non-functional!)

I need to start meditating again. Like, seriously. *eyes self sternly*

Good things
QUARTZ on a triple word score (with the Q on a double letter) in online scrabble. 123 points! (Honestly, I was going to put QUART, and the boy looked at my monitor and said, "What about your Z?") Those links I included above. Sunshine. Fandom. Fannish emails. Twirls and sparkles.

Poll #21365 Pizza poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 49

Pineapple on pizza?

View Answers

Perfectly normal where I come from, what is the big deal?
30 (61.2%)

\o/ \o/ \o/
22 (44.9%)

An abomination! I am the pizza police!
2 (4.1%)

Your pizza topping is not my pizza topping, and that's okay
15 (30.6%)

Not my circus, not my monkeys (I don't eat pizza)
2 (4.1%)

Pizza sparkles
9 (18.4%)

1 (2.0%)

15 (30.6%)

Here are some picspams and icons that I made for various people for [community profile] fandom_stocking, for SGA, ST:DS9, Agent Carter, Avengers movies (Bucky), White Collar and the Stardew Valley game.

As usual, please credit where possible if you take and use, a comment here would be lovely, thanks! For picspams and wallpaper, please click on the images for full size.


Artwork various fandoms and a game )
12 February 2019 @ 08:16 pm
Here are some picspams and icons that I made for various people for [community profile] fandom_stocking.

As usual, please credit where possible if you take and use, a comment here would be lovely, thanks! For picspams and wallpaper, please click on the images for full size.


Artwork for many, many things! )
13 February 2019 @ 08:15 am
(Thanks to [personal profile] mergatrude for beta and telling me to post. <3)

I haven't done the trope-sorting meme that's going around. I'm an unusual fan, in that I don't actually consume that much fanfic, so I'm not familiar with the majority of the list as tropes (though obviously most of them still make sense as concepts). I do, however, consume TONS of incredibly tropey Korean dramas. (Seriously, these are all rife in Kdramaland: pining, situational cohabitation, love triangles, long-lost heirs, your parent ruined my parent's life so we can't be together, misunderstandings, noble sacrifice, amnesia (so much amnesia!), telepathy, time travel, and much much much more.)

But here I'm going to talk about tropes as they relate to fandom (mostly).

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12 February 2019 @ 07:23 pm
Here are some picspams, wallpapers and icons that I made for various people for [community profile] fandom_stocking.

As usual, please credit where possible if you take and use, a comment here would be lovely, thanks! For picspams and wallpaper, please click on the images for full size.


Artwork for cats, dogs and various mammals )
12 February 2019 @ 05:18 pm

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12 February 2019 @ 01:03 pm
8: A song about drugs or alcohol

Sorted out for E's and Whizz by Pulp. If you listen to/read the lyrics (oops, seems there's the 'f' word in this song and I never noticed!), this is actually about the bad side of drugs. Or at least, that's how I interpret it.

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11 February 2019 @ 03:57 pm

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