tabaqui: (jbwhiteshirtbyroom_1202)
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 03:19 pm

Just a little update on things. And a meme. Haven't done one of *those* in a long time. But [livejournal.com profile] roxymissrose and [livejournal.com profile] trishsabooms challenged me, among others.

Ze Challange Grande is to pull seven lines from the seventh page of your WIP. Then tag seven writers. I won't be tagging people 'cause my brain is just...too toasty today, heh. But feel free to do it, anyway!

Here's what I replied with at the respective LJ's.....

Some Supernatural purgatory/apocalypse thingy.... )

And some Teen Wolf. I know!! )

So, yes - WIP I hope to finish soon. I'm also madly typing away on the Space AU, and hope to get it done and beta'd tonight/tomorrow, depending on how fast i can type and how available my beta is. :)

Lastly - tv. WHY is no one talking about Sense8 )

C'mon, flist! Watch it!!

And now I must to work. Enjoy your day, flisties!!
*luffs you all*
tabaqui: (ja&jpb&wbyspeakfree)
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 11:33 pm

Sooooo - way back last year - last *June* - there was a fandom works auction to benefit a dear person here in fandom who needed help. And I offered up fic, and people bid, and people won!

And I didn't get fic out in a timely manner. Because I suck like that. But i have been *working* on them (among other fic), and am finally *done* with the first one! Whoooo!

So this fic is for [livejournal.com profile] without_me, who bid on a J2/Wincest fic. And this is what happened with the prompt! I do hope it measures up. :)

Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] darkhavens for your usual awesome beta, and [livejournal.com profile] sweptawaybayou for your usual awesome cheering-on.
*luffs you guys*

Also at AO3

Śaktiśālī Nadī = 'mighty river'
Dādā Nadī = Grandfather Nadī

Keeping Company )

I hope the translation is good - the site wouldn't do a reverse translation for me to check, and neither would any other site i tried - it just kept putting the same words in Hindi in the 'translate to English' box. Arrgh.

Plus, also - I don't live in New York and have never visited there.
tabaqui: (s&d&cbamgsbynyxocity)
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 01:08 am
Finally, the reference on Show I've been waiting for!!
*does a little dance*


I have not seen *one* fandom take on this, it's just...crazy. And sad. Bullwinkle was a favorite cartoon when we were kids!

Oh, Show - how i love you.

And, as I'm currently watching, anybody wanna say anything spoiler-y for tonight's ep, feel free.

tabaqui: (calvin&hobbsbydarciana)
Thursday, March 5th, 2015 05:27 pm
Today is a very special day!
Today is [livejournal.com profile] darkhavens birthday! Many happy returns of the day, bb!

We have known each other for - wow - so many years. Bonding first over Buffy, then over Show. She has more fandoms under her belt and on her external hard drives than anybody I know, and she's introduced me to more stuff I never even considered.....

But then, I've got her to read a few things she never thought she'd like, too. :)

She's also an epic beta of awesome epicness, and none of my fics would be as polished and *finished* without her expert advice.

So I hope you have an awesome day, bb, and thank you for being such an amazing person and friend!
tabaqui: (ckconstruction)
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 01:13 am
Hullo! Finally posting 'right' - finally have my computer up and running again, new hard drive in place, OS reinstalled, things getting back to normal. It'll take a few more days to dl and install all the little things that i'm missing - Photosheep, Filezilla, VLC.... And of course, all the little tweaks and settings and whatnot that made it all run and look *just like i like*.

And I need to find a decent Torrent client, since BitLord puts a completely un-removable toolbar fucking *thing* in theirs. Jackasses.

ANYway..... [livejournal.com profile] slashthedrabble is in it's first week back from a long hibernation, and I'm...writing stuff. Wheeee!

So I thought i'd just post them all here, so they were all together on my journal, as well as over at the comm. Warning for...i guess...creepy-stalkery stuff.

Here be ficlets.... )
tabaqui: (tonybyquadratur)
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 11:19 pm
Heya. Well, so - it's nearly February, wow! Can't believe it. It's been cold-warm-cold-cold-*cold*holyfuck-warm here, so very weird. Heating bill is way too big, as usual. *sigh*

BUT, all that aside, i bring fic! Avengers fic. I know! Who'da thunk! But i love the movies (all of them except the Hulk ones - Bill Bixby is forever my Bruce Banner), and i've had this idea kicking around for ages, so... Fic. :)

I thought - getting your arm busted up and then amputated, possibly without anesthesia, is pretty fucking traumatizing. And then Evil Nazi Scientists (tm) graft some kind of horrible, metal killing-arm onto you? Without your consent? And torture you?

I can't imagine Bucky *liking* having that arm on him, so...i wrote about it. It's Gen, it's not terribly gory or anything, and I posted it over at AO3, too.

What is this world, O soldiers? )

Also, in case you're wondering - SHOW IS BACK! AND I LUFF!! Oh, my boys. Oh, my *boys*! *smishes them*
tabaqui: (s&d&cbamgsbynyxocity)
Saturday, November 15th, 2014 08:58 am
I know, i know. But i'm still damn *giddy* about Show, and episode 200, and i don't care who knows it. :)

I think the *most* fun thing, outside of the episode itself, is seeing all the 'outside' reactions to the show/the episode, and getting to hear remarks from show runners, writers, producers, and the actors themselves.

So, here are a few links that just made my day.

Supernatural: the Cast and Creators Looks Back.... - some great quotes from Kripke, et al, about the episode and why they think it's lasted so long.

Supernatural at 200: The Road So Far, an Oral History. At 'Variety', no less, and just awesome.

And last but not least, the 'review' and ramble that made me laugh, and made me cry....Now That's How You Do a 200th Episode!. From the lovely people at Fangasm. From whom I now have to buy *all the books*. All the books, people. :)

So - i've said it before about Show, and I'll say it again - I have never not liked a season, and i'm hard put to say i *hate* any episode. There's always some redeeming moment or bit of canon or mythology. I'm unabashed and unashamed in my love for Show, and haters? Need not apply.

*wanders off humming 'Road So Far'....*
tabaqui: (s&droadwhitebymata090680)
Friday, November 7th, 2014 08:51 pm
So, yes, i'm going to be a *sheeeeeep*. I don't care. :) I've also got a question about .docs/html/posting, so i'll be asking that last. But now - on with the survey!!

1. Weeeeeeeeell....I really do love them both, but (as Sam said), when push shoves, I'm a Dean girl. Can't help it. Deeeeeeeeeean. :)

2. Man, another hard one. I really did *like* Uriel, and Raphael, despite them being jackasses. And Naomi was very cool, too, and Anna! Oh, Anna. *sniffle* But, yeah - gotta go with Castiel. He's grown and changed and learned so much....

3. Meg.2 Always and forever, Meg.2. :) I mean, Meg.1 was awesome, don't get me wrong, but Meg.2? *swoon*

4. This is a tough one, 'cause I don't *like* people or things messing with my boys.... I'm gonna go with Dick Roman. :) He had panache.

5. Season five. Love, love, love.

6. Wow. *Damn*. I gotta choose one? Just one? Damn.... I guess...'What Is and What Should
Never Be'. *clutches bosom* So wonderful, so heartbreaking, so *Show*.

7. Sam/Dean. Heh. Can't help it.

8. Michael. Lucifer got on my last nerve.

9. Ruby. All of 'em.

10. Osric Chau. He's so damn awesome. Or maybe it's Kim Rhodes. Or perhaps Julian Richings. Cannot! Choose!!!

11. "You fudgin' touch me again, I'll fudgin' kill ya!" That one makes me laugh. There are too many to choose, otherwise. :)

And my question is.... )

And...that's all for now. :)
*smooches you all*
tabaqui: (sombookbypapillion)
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 09:24 pm
I thought I'd just post a little this and that. Why not? Yes, still working on *all the fic*. More Space AU! And the J2 charity fic, and the Avengers/TW fic, and the TW Wolfpack-esque fic. Wheeee! Going as fast as i can, guys, promise! :)

But I also wanted to do this, which is - post this link (and this picture, holy hell) about Xander and Anya. Um - Emma Caulfield and Nicholas Brendon! )

And then this, too. A 'dvd meme'. Basically - find a fic of mine here, at AO3, or even on my website (oh gods i need to fix that so bad....), copy out a 500 or less word passage, and ask me to do a 'dvd - style' commentary. Ask me anything! I'll do my best. Any fic, from the old stuff to the newest, though be prepared for my very poor memory on the old stuff to make me have to give it a really good *think*. Ask me why I choose to write who, how, what...whatever floats your boat.

I've actually never done anything like this before, so - let's go adventuring together! Hehe.
*twirls you all*
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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 02:05 pm
First - a little personal news update.

With Pictures )

Also, Elf went to Prom at the end of April. Enchantment Under the Sea! Yes, really.... )

Aaaaand, while I didn't finish in time to make the deadline, the Space AU fic I'm working on is still being written. I just don't get any art. *sniffle* But I'm going to post a snippet here, just to...put it out there. I want to post *so much* but refuse to do so until it's finished. So - here's a short scene during a raid on an enemy outpost by Jensen and his unit of ANGEL soldiers....

ANGELs... )

I'm also going to post a couple abandoned WIP Buffy fics that I know i'll never, ever finish but can't just consign to the dusty archive of my HD. Look for them later today/tomorrow, both here and on my AO3 account.

And last but not least - a bit of fandom 'stuff' - the movie meme!

Everyone should post their ten most CRUCIAL CRUCIAL CRUCIAL-ASS movies, like the movies that explain everything about yourselves in your current incarnations (not necessarily your ten favorite movies but the ten movies that you, as a person existing currently, feel would help people get to know you) (they can change later on obviously).

Oh, my, yes. So here is me, so to speak, in a nutshell.
In no particular order.... )

So there you have it - me and mine and fandom, oh my. I'm quietly going nuts waiting for the Supernatural finale, and my 'readme' bookmark folder looks like this, (linking 'cause it's a big image), and the folders inside it (folder name and etc.,) all look like this. Yeah. Folders inside folders. Basically, I am never. Catching. Up.

How are *you*, dear flisties? :)
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Friday, April 25th, 2014 04:50 pm
My tattoo, to be exact. For the benefit of the new people here, my SO, Cat, is a tattoo artist - he's been tattooing since about...sheesh...'91? I think? So, yeah - a while. Currently, he works with his brother and a couple other artists at a shop just outside of the Army post.

Earlier this week, we finally went back and did some touch-up on my bluejay on my arm. It's been just at 18 years - right before I got pregnant with the Monstrous - so it needed a little going over. The colors he had then were crappy powder inks, just did not last. I'd also always intended to have a bee in the tattoo and didn't get it done the first time around, so my bee is now added! Yay!

So - Tattoo under here.... )

Otherwise...no real news here. We are rather staid and set in our ways! It's finally spring, with things blooming and trees leafing and the wrens once more building a nest in the wren-house (fifth year in a row! I love it.) They're so wee and perfect and so *loud* when they're pissed off.

In fandom news - I finally saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier and HOLY HELL, it was awesome, so awesome. I really need to see it again. Natasha! Bucky! Sam! Steeeeeeeeve!!

Oh, and, also for the new people *waves*, I'm on Tumblr, a well. I have no clue if people follow me or unfollow me, so don't feel obliged to - just thought i'd toss it out there.

Enjoy your weekend, flisties!

OH AND - how could I forget this...today is the tenth anniversary of me creating my Livejournal! WOW. Ten years...feel free to quiz me about it, though my Swiss Cheese memory may not provide adequate answers..... :)
tabaqui: (s&d&cbamgsbynyxocity)
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 09:08 pm
Homg, people. HOMG.

Well, suffice it to say, i LUFF. SHOW IS BACK, and it is awesome. Season Divine, hell yes. :)


My squee is hurtful to the dog's ears. Whooo!!

Yup, that's pretty much all i got. I'm a hot mess of True Love and giddy excitement. Bring on the re-watch!!
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Saturday, September 21st, 2013 04:33 pm
Whoo! So exciting! Finally, the summer_gen fic is revealed, so i can see who wrote my fic for me! My awesome Show/Walking Dead xover fic. :)

Dead Silence was written for me by [livejournal.com profile] kogsy21. It's excellent, please read and feed. There were a total of 69 gen stories this year - a lot of good stuff! This is one of my top-three favorite challenges ever.

And now, yay, i get to claim the fic *i* wrote! I must also go and reply to comments. *tra la*

This is a crossover between Show and Falling Skies, so not only do we have a post-apocalyptic setting, but there are *aliens* and *mecha soldiers*. So cool. [livejournal.com profile] darkhavens did the beta for me, of course. Title is from The Day-Dream, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

That New World Which Is the Old )

It's gotten very chilly here. Tomorrow is the Autumn Equinox, and the light has already changed, and the air. It's lovely. I'm so very happy to wave summer goodbye. :)
tabaqui: (sombookbypapillion)
Monday, September 2nd, 2013 05:31 pm
And we move into September, summer mellowing to autumn like wine in a cask. The brief spell of summer heat we had seems to have broken and now it's just...mild. :)

I'm trying to post more, again. Not every day, because gods knows i don't have that much to say, but *more*.

I was going to wait until the reveals, but i'll just post again then.... My story (the one written for me) is up at SPN_Summergen! It's a crossover with The Walking Dead. Dead Silence - please go read and comment! It's an excellent fic. :)

I was asked to join The Chosen Two archive, which is a Buffy/Faith specific archive. Whoo! I only have one Buffy/Faith fic, Into the Blue Again, but there are nearly 100 stories at the site, so if you'd like to contribute or read, head on over!

Lastly, though not least-ly, a few weeks ago I got to meet [livejournal.com profile] txrabbit and her lovely family. They had decided to take a drive up and tour around Missouri for a few days, so stopped in at my house for a bit. It's always fun to meet LJ people in real life, and we had a nice, long chat, and some lunch, and some more chatting, hehe. Her kids graciously put up with sitting around in a boring old-person house and were delightful, besides, so it was a fun visit all 'round.

And...i think that is that, for now. Talk to you later, flist! :)
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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 07:25 am
...my little town is flooding. And so is my basement. Luckily, we are up on a hill, but half the town is *not*.

Scary stuff.... )

In other news - our friend Terry won the competition!! He's going to be flown out to Las Vegas sometime soon to claim his custom handicap-equipped van. THANK YOU, everyone who voted or boosted the signal. He is so happy and grateful.

Also - I signed up for the SPNAUBigBang!! *flails* Sadly, the number of writers to artists is pretty lopsided, so please - if you're an artist - go sign up! You have until Oct. 31st to sign up. I've already got over 9000 words written, need to get to 15,000 and i'm feeling good! :)

Lastly - someone sent me a package addressed to 'Tabaqui the Bloody' - who? Who sent me that? Comment or PM, please. :)

Stay dry, flist!
tabaqui: (bffbyliterati)
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 02:56 pm
Now, that was fun. :)
The zoo, the art museum, wandering around St. Louis trying to force the GPS to acknowledge the street we were looking for.... Wheee!

All the details.... )

Fandom is everywhere!! )

Forgot to say - they had a print out on the glove-box inside (we peeked) from [livejournal.com profile] the_dean_show. One of the 'Memoirs of a Muscle Car' images, I do believe. So they *must* be on LJ somewhere! :)

So that was our trip! It was a blast, we talked a lot, got a little culture, ate delicious food and just...enjoyed. Next time will be *sooner* than four years!
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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 08:00 pm
Hello, hello.

This is me, blinking up out of hibernation like a very grumpy bear. I feel a bit...weird, having so few things to post lately. It's unsettling.

Anyway - other than yo-yo weather here (warm! cold! snow! torrential rain!) things are generally staid and predictable. Wheee!

I'm going to be putting up fic over at AO3. I tried with 'Changes', and there was some kind of enormous glitch going on - don't ask - but posting new chapters was not working. So i gave up on it.

Instead, i'm going to be posting shorter/non-chaptered Supernatural and Buffy stuff, until most everything is up. 'Treadmill' went up yesterday, and it's all one page, as opposed to the several on LJ. I'm going to do that with a number of the fics that were posted in 'chapters' on LJ - most of them were broken up only because of LJ's stupid character limitations.

So! If you subscribe to my AO3 page, you'll start getting notifications - be warned! :)

Fandom-wise.... I am happy with Show. Always happy with Show. Enjoying the hell out of it, actually. Looking forward to Falling Skies and Walking Dead and Mad Men coming back. And in general just...feeling good. Wheee!

Speaking of Falling Skies - LithiumDoll wrote me the most wonderful fic. Three Families Dai Lost (And One He Didn't). Go and read! It's just delightful.

Hope everyone is well - hello, flist, I'm still here! Heh. :)
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Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 12:05 am
I have watched, in the last couple of weeks, several different times (ESPN has been showing this, for some reason, nearly every day), a movie called 'Dogtown and Z-Boys'. It's a documentary about the Zephyr Skate team, a group of boys and one girl who were surfers-turned-skateboarders in 'Dog Town', California.

There's a lot of footage that was shot in the early seventies by other skaters, a lot of black and white images and man....

It's a really gorgeous film, really amazingly interesting and a little bitter-sweet.

And it's got me thinking.... )

In news that sucks, Chango-the-cat got out of the house two days ago, and we still can't find him. Damnit. It's over 100 degrees out there, and we walked around the neighborhood today calling him, hoping he was just lost and hiding but.... I really, really want my cranky old man cat to just come home.
tabaqui: (s&doutsidebylierina)
Monday, July 2nd, 2012 11:38 pm

I thought i'd drop a post about this challenge. I just left a prompt over there, there are a lot of people participating, and there is a ton of opportunity to request fic, art, icons, .gifs, or to *fill* them.

So - go ask, go peruse, go make someone's day! It's a lovely way to pass the time, and hey - at triple-digit temperatures, I'm not going outside much.

Stay cool, everybody! *Except for you lucky ducks who are heading into winter right now. :)*

Hiatus of Dean Love: Ramble On
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tabaqui: (tonybyquadratur)
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 10:49 pm
Hello! Just thought i'd pop in, wave a bit.

There is currently *so much* going on in fandom! I have so many tabs open and bookmarks and am subscribing to people left and right on AO3. Too much fic, not enough time!!

And then there are bigbangs and spn_summerfling and soon spn_summergen and xoverbangs and ALL THE AVENGERS FIC, and omg, pretty much all The Losers fic, too.
*flails about*

Hiatus is so good for reading and finding new fandoms.

So, yes - saw Avengers. Loved it so, so much. Saw it again today, and i was the only person in the theatre. YAY. The first time was the midnight show, which was fun, but the audience was noisy and i missed stuff. This time - wheeee!

And then there's The Losers, which has Papa Winchester and Human Torch/Captain America who is called *Jensen*, so my poor brain just sort of...fizzles. But the fic is excellent. :)

And just last week, Falling Skies started this past Sunday. Am i watching in a vacuum? Seriously, how has fandom not fallen in love with this? Post-alien-invasion apocalypse! Grim survival with guns and motorcycles! Tough, hot women with guns! Hot boys with brothers and angst! I mean, seriously - the xovers with Supernatural alone could be *epic* - c'mon fandom!!

Anyway. I finished my spn_summergen story *early*, yay, but am still plowing along on my charity fics. Yeesh. So ready for this slow writing phase to be *over*.

Other than that...it's nearly summer here, it was nice for a while but now we're locked in AC, blech, and since Monday, Cat and the Bebe have been in California, visiting the Deviantart people and having a blast. Tomorrow, the Bebe sees the beach for the first time. Wheee!

Hope my flist is doing well - hope you all are having a decent nearly-summer. :)
*smooches and hugs*