Burnt baby burnt

Jun. 27th, 2017 07:26 pm
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How is it I've made it to 36 years old and yet I still forget to put on sunscreen when it is sunny out?

I mean, I know to do it on hot days, but when it's 70 and sunny,I just sit outside, enjoying it all until someone says "you look a little pink" and by the time that happens, it's too late and I'm burnt.

And of course I wore a top with a nice deep V neck so the burn is just all down my poor chest. And just one arm got it.

I signed up for duolingo to brush up on my español so I can continue to help Sylvia with her homework. It's pretty addictive and I'm excited to work towards enough gems to by the flirting phrases pack lol.
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 …that I happened to read kinda recently and that I personally haven’t already recced, in reverse chronological order. The list leans towards Spuffy crack.
This is the result of a 6-month backlog of reccable fic, after Buffyverse Top 5 fried my fic processors.
I'm too sleepy and impatient to do @mentions.

  • 2014, complete: Slayer Unleashed by EllieRose101 (11,802w, NC-17, Spuffy). I’m reccing it for sudden, fabulous background polyamory that ties in to the overall themes of the fic, but you should know it’s a very claim-filled sequel of a claimfic. I thought it had a few neat fantasy details re: how a psychic link thing would work in everyday life.
  • 2012, complete: sung me moonstruck, kissed me quite insane by storyqdayx5d (3580w, E and Underage, Buffy/Drusilla). I found it through  Restfield​‘s Drusilla recs on tumblr, and I want to second. It’s beautiful and hot, and Buffy is very Buffy, and Drusilla is extremely Drusilla. It WORKS.
  • 2012, complete: untitled Spike and Buffy Season 4 bodyswap ficletby athenniel (278w, not rated but probably T, pre-Spuffy). This seems different from most other bodyswap fic I’ve seen, in that it brings out how disturbing it could be to have someone else wear your body, especially someone as dedicatedly annoying as s4 Spike. It’s like a nonstop tennis match of snark and pettiness. I love it.
  • 2012, complete: Love Me, Love My Dog by Rebcake​ (990w, PG, Spuffy and background Sprusilla). It’s Spike! As a terrier! Actual Dog!Spike! I thought it was adorable and accurate.
  • 2012, complete: Torn by Quinara (517w, T, Spuffy). Author’s summary: “The end of Smashed, only where Buffy and Spike are a butterfly and a moth… Go with it?” Rebcake​ told me it exists, over here.
  • 2011, WIP: the Green Card verse by brutti_ma_buoni (61,063w, G to M, Spuffy). Buffy fake-marries Spike for important plot reasons in season 4. I think the_moonmoth recced it recently.  I thought it was prettily playful and funny, and many, many other good things besides, and I really dug the way that canon elements kept surfacing in unexpected shapes and combinations.
  • 2011, complete: The Watcher’s Council Wellness Retreat by gabrielleabelle (5155w, G, s6 canon Scoobie ships). A kind of light-hearted… farce? that got painfully accurate at times. The Scoobies need therapy for many, many reasons. :)
  • 2010, complete: Those Who Favor Fire by angearia (1184w, PG-13, Spuffy). You’ve seen Spuffy ice skating fic (or you might have), now get ready for EXCELLENT Spuffy ice skating fic (I mean if you haven’t)!
  • 2010, complete: Ceteris Paribus (All Else Being Equal) by Beer Good (1500w, PG13, gen). SO MANY puns. From author’s summary: “In canon, Buffy and Willow are Psychology majors. Isn’t it funny how that echoes in a lot of the themes in season 4? What if they’d picked a different subject, like… oh, I dunno… Economics?”
  • 2010, complete: LADIES PREFER BLONDES by moscow_watcher (3000w, PG13, Spuffy). Glorious bodyswap genderswap (or sex-swap technically, ofc -- it's a temporary girl!Spike, okay) crack, good for the soul. It had so many plot twists, and I laughed practically the whole way.
  • 2009, complete: Tabula Not Rasa by moscow_watcher (3252w, R, Spuffy). Again with the amazing plot twists and thoroughly entertaining smutcrack, featuring a fun headcanon about the Powers that Be.
  • 2009, complete: Stick Shift by Stultiloquentia (4812w, E, Spuffy). Author’s summary: “Buffy stakes herself a vampire.” It’s what it sounds like (see the rating), and it’s EXQUISITE, poetic and thinky and everything else.
  • 2007, complete: Maturity Vs. Experience by hello_spikey (4353w, NC-17, Spike/Giles). Spike and Giles kind of get drunk and have a maturity contest that they both lose? I thought it was really funny.
  • 2006, complete: Collide by Enigmaticblue (68,410w, T, Spuffy). Kind and perceptive, and hopeful. From author’s summary: “What if that house-demolishing in Smashed was a metaphor with a different meaning than the writers gave it?” Recommend the meta at the beginning of the fic if you’re not reading the fic itself.
  • 2002, complete: Because It’s Wrong by mahaliem (1246w, R, Spuffy). Honestly, the sheer age of it fills me with awe. And, well, it makes some good points… (Approximately 50% of this fic is Spike talking dirty.)
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Hang the DJ

Jun. 23rd, 2017 04:44 pm
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As I drive halfway across the country and my husband flips through SiriusFM channels, I have come to the realization that I've never been a radio person.

In middle school, I was obsessed with The Beatles and listened to them non-stop. My Walkman was always on me with an album or mixtape. When I got my own car, I kept mixes on hand for driving around (thanks Napster).

I just can't stand most stuff that gets radio airplay and then the songs that I like they play so much that everyone hates them. For example, I really like Paramore and Ed Sheeran but since Tim listens to radio all the time, he hates their singles.

This also leaves a gap in my pop culture knowledge but nothing I'm upset about. I know the good stuff. ;-)

Writing and fanfic gifts

Jun. 22nd, 2017 05:14 pm
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I defaulted on the Night On Fic Mountain challenge. Not because the fic wasn’t coming along but because I completely messed up the dates and thought June 21 was the last day to put up the fic, instead of being the day it was revealed. I realised this only a day before the default-cut off, thankfully. I still have a half-finished fic, so I shall try to pull myself together and finish and gift it later. And I don’t think I shall sign up on Rarepair either because I know I always write less during summer.

But I was gifted by delightful little story, and I highly recommend you to read it!

Title: A Meeting of Curious Minds
Fandom: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Rating: All ages
Genre: Gen
Word Count: 1370
Characters: John Childermas, Emma Pole, Arabella Strange
Warnings: None
Summary: 2 July, 1817

Mr Childermass,

I require your assistance in a matter of urgency and grave importance. Please come to no. 9 Harley-street at your earliest convenience. Mr Vinculus need not attend.

Your obedient servant,

Lady Pole

Life

Jun. 21st, 2017 06:49 pm
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What I’ve done today:

Looked at the pieces of a cross-stitch bag I made 20 years ago, but couldn’t figure out how to sew together. In my effort to finish my sewing UFO’s I have decided to do them by age. After this hiatus I at once spotted a mistake I had done in sewing the shoulder strap together, and when this was unpicked, it is suddenly clear how it should all go together. Duh!

Watered the plants on the balcony and puzzled over a mystery plant in a pot there should only be a rose. I’m very pleased with having a nice balcony, after only seven years. Nils is less pleased.- he is used as having the balcony without humans.

Helped a friend compile a source list over historical corsetry and makeup facts to bust someone who had posted a long faulty article on a FB-group and then claimed it must be true because they found the information on the Net. Le sigh.

Also, worked.
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Title: Aruba: Best. Vacation. Ever.
Fandom: DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Rating: Adult
Pairings/Characters: Sara Lance/Leonard Snart, Amaya Jiwe/Mick Rory
Summary: When Mick drags Leonard to Aruba for a well-earned vacation, he doesn't expect to enjoy it quite so much.
Timeline: AU
Word Count: 4,767
Disclaimer: I claim no ownership over these characters. I am merely borrowing them from Berlanti Productions, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television.
Betas: Thank you to [personal profile] angelskuuipo and [personal profile] shanachie_quill for looking this over for me.
Author's Note 1: Prompt from @laweizhu: Captain Canary: scuba instructor / vacation type deal?
Author's Note 2: Happy Birthday @newyorkcitydreaming!



Read at A03 or Tumblr.

I have written a ghost story

Jun. 20th, 2017 06:40 pm
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Title: Super Terram
Rating: All ages
Genre: Ghost story
Word Count: 884 words
Summary: Don’t disturb the dead.
AN: I have been re-reading M. R. James recently, and this story is a homage to him. It’s also the first work of original fiction I have written in years. I feel oddly nervous about posting this, so I’d be more than happy to hear what you think of it!

Read more... )

Additional notes )

Subscribed to LJ friends on DW

Jun. 19th, 2017 08:39 am
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I'm very excited to have found a feature that allows me to subscribe to my LJ friends from DW. Supposedly that means your LJ posts will show up on my DW reading page. We'll see how that works. Hopefully that allows me to keep up with LJ people not on DW. :)

If you have a different handle on DW as you do on LJ, in some instances I can't figure out who's who across the two sites, and may have subscribed to you twice. Which should become self-evident once I start reading your posts. So if you crosspost on both LJ and DW, get a subscription (i.e. follow) notification from me on LJ, and then a few days later an unfollow notification, it's not because I don't want you as a friend. It's because I'm getting your posts twice. :)

OTOH, I may turn off LJ commenting on my posts and redirect everyone to DW, if only because it's too confusing. I keep visiting one website after receiving a comment notification for the other, and can't recall how long it's been since I've visited either website.
tmbreck: Bonnie, Caroline, and Liz. Time travel fic (You Hold Me in the Dark)
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Title: Chapter 5: Cut From the Same Cloth
Characters: Bonnie Bennett, Caroline Forbes, Elena Gilbert, Elizbeth Forbes, Kol Mikaelson, Maddox, Mindy, Rebekah Mikaelson, Sheila Bennett, Tyler Lockwood
Rating/Warning: FRT
Word Count: 3,305
A/N: Thank you so much to kirythestitchwitch for being my second set of eyes on this. Though I list a lot of characters, and some of them actually do get dialog, some of them just pass through.

You and me have taken it out on each other. )

Wonder Woman

Jun. 18th, 2017 11:00 pm
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Finally got to see Wonder Woman today. I had figured that it would not live up to the hype and, well, it did't. Still it was a rather fun movie. I wish, they 'd all stop to put it as if it was the epitome of feminism, though. This is still a movie made mainly to appeal to men.

And it still has most of all that stuff that is wrong about women in mainstream movies.

Buffy was way more on top of it and that was 15 years ago.

Anyway, fun movie. And if it gets little girls to identify with a fighter, who am I to judge.

LJ to DW conversion

Jun. 18th, 2017 04:02 pm
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So I'm finding interesting features in my posts that had been converted from LJ to DW. Ones with embedded youtube vids don't show the vids but have been duplicated with links to the vids. I'm obviously deleting the posts without the vids - only error messages - but those are the posts that the comments stayed with.

Okay, no. I just got smart. I'm copying the link version to the error with embedded videos version. So I'll have both links and comments.

Hmm, it's not just posts with errors that have been duplicated. I just found two posts for the same poem. Odd. Aaargh, and some with embedded link errors that aren't duplicated so I don't know where the originals came from. Grr.

I went looking because I thought I had seen some embedded vids in posts but it was the wrong vid for the post.

Huh, but the correct icon is with the original post. The copy gets the correct icon; the original gets my default icon.

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