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Saturday, January 21st, 2017 04:10 pm
That's my take-away from the Women's March (sister edition) that I got home from a couple hours ago. I thought a few hundred would be there, we were over 2000, and it was awesome! The sun came out for us, it was nearly seventy, and the walk was grand.

We had a number of local speakers, including Cori Bush, who ran for the Senate in 2016. Unfortunately, she didn't win, but she had my vote! She's been getting death threats and actually was *shot at* a few weeks ago, mostly for her activism in Ferguson, MO.

I was hesitant about going (since I'd be alone), and hoping my stupid internal issues wouldn't make it impossible. But I'm so very glad I did. The pictures and news from across the country and around the *world*, of women (and men) marching in solidarity, are AMAZING. A sea of pink pussy hats!

I even got my picture in the paper (virtual). :)

Me and my sign. )

So that was my Saturday. I'm going to get going on the rest of the Snowflake challenges tomorrow. *waves*

ETA: I also posted Babylon over on my scarecrow_horses AO3 account. Very old Spike/Xander post-apocalypse story. :)
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Saturday, January 14th, 2017 07:23 pm
[livejournal.com profile] roxymissrose did it, and I replied in comments, and it seemed so fitting, so....

Grab the book nearest you, turn to page 117. The second sentence will be your life for 2017.

I traveled with my pack and my own following

Aeschylus - The Libation Bearers
Spoken by Orestes to Clytaemestra

It's my dad's copy, that he used in college when he came home after the war and was learning to be an anesthetist. I've been reading it over, just lately, really enjoying the language.
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Thursday, September 1st, 2016 02:07 am
Okay, so - drabble last, good cause first. Ian is a ftm trans kid (well, 19), and one of the Monstrous Bebe's oldest friends. She met him in...seventh grade? I think? I dunno. Anyway - Ian's been taking T for about six months, and is trying to get a top (mastectomy) surgery. And so has a go-fund-me page set up.

If you can please donate, or please signal-boost...that would be awesome. Ian's a great kid, dealing with a lot of crap (some family stuff, some depression/anxiety), and this would be a big step up in helping with his self-esteem issues as well as just...living a better life.

Ian's Top Surgery.
Thank you, my dear flist, for any help you can give.

The drabble is for [livejournal.com profile] slashthedrabble's prompt 'Leather'. And I went old school - Spike/Xander. :) [livejournal.com profile] darkhavens did the beta *of course*. (And [livejournal.com profile] sweptawaybayou did one, too - old-school David/Christian! Leather.)

This is the 600 word edition i wrote (and DH beta'd), but it's not at the comm because the limit there is 500 words. (And i worked 'til 11, it's past 2 a.m., and my brain is toast, so i could *not* cut it to 500. So DH did. SHE IS AWESOME. Read her edited version at the comm

Sense Memory )
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Monday, August 15th, 2016 01:34 pm
Look at that, another post. And I'm...really annoyed! My header image is gone, and I can't seem to get it to show again no matter what I do. I had it uploaded to 'Scrapbook' on LJ, and it's been displaying fine for ages. Suddenly, it vanishes! I re-uploaded, put it up on another site...nothing! ARRGH.

Also, Scarecrow Horses is gone. Not sure what's up with *that*, either - I don't think we forgot to pay, so.... *flails about*

I am so frustrated. Anyway. A month ago, Cat went to New York for a tattoo con, and stayed over a few days to see things like Coney Island, MOMA, etc. He had a grand time, ate some amazing food, and brought back wee gifties. :) Here's one of mine, bought from a street vendor outside MOMA: The Avengers...as cats! )

And on that note - I have a new ficlet to post. I loved Civil War (Avengers movie), but found the timeline hard to swallow. Bucky has been gone for *two years*? Steve (and Sam) haven't seen him in *two years*? That just seemed...wrong. So, i had to fix that. :)

On AO3

It seemed like Steve only caught up with Bucky when Sam wasn't around.... )

Hope to have the website back up in a day or so, if anybody out there can help with the header thing....? *smooches*
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Monday, June 6th, 2016 02:31 am

Hullo, all.

It's the wettest, rainiest spring *ever*. I love it, but *man*. My basement's never going to dry out. My mint, blackberry canes, and assorted other things are thriving, though.

So, I talked in my last post about my Aunt dying, and about the recordings I had that I was listening to. I made a little mp3 out of one of them. )

Also, I posted an AU Steve/Bucky fic about Steve the cat-rescue/artist and Bucky the vet who loves cats. A pre-relationship kind of thing I intend to expand. It's only at AO3 - i'm being so lazy. Trap-Neuter-Release.

So there we go, that's all i got. :)
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Sunday, May 29th, 2016 03:48 pm
And I'm tired of it.... )

So, there's that. In better, or at least, more interesting news...I organized a donation thing at my work for a local food bank, and we raised 150 dollars, which equals 750 meals for kids, seniors, and families in the Ozarks. That was pretty cool.

I also got a dozen or so blackberry cane seedlings in the mail from the Conservation dept., and I thought i had kind of killed them (they lived on my back porch in a bucket for two weeks), but I got them in the ground last week and they're thriving! My milkweed is coming up great, too, for the monarchs.

And last but not least, I posted another bit of 'Cracktrailer' fic over at AO3 - it's a pre-Crash 'verse 'Jason and Christian in the last months of high school' thing. I...shall link that momentarily when AO3 is back up.

And it's up! Alma Mater.

Still writing, still reading, still here. *waves*
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Sunday, January 31st, 2016 05:22 pm
Hullo, flisties.

Just thought i'd give a wave. I don't post much, I know, unless I'm updating something, and I should probably do a wee bit *more* posting but.... I feel as though my day to day is not variable enough, nor interesting enough to make posts about. And I'm not much into random rumination....

But, here we go. :)

TV i'm watching.... )

So - anybody watching these? :)

I'm also working on the last chapter of Yesternight, and on a Steve/Bucky AU fic, and on various other bits and bobs. And looking forward to being able to have my windows open all day and all night. And having health insurance for the first time in ever (plus dental!!).

So, dear flist people - how are you all?
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 08:12 pm
A very blessed Season to all of you out there on my flist! Whatever you're celebrating - even if it's just the end of the work week - may you be happy in it!
*smooches and blessings and hugs and love for you all*

It's been a very weird December for where I live. Up into the seventies about 2/3rds of the time, and then some nights down below freezing, only to have it go up again! We also had rain, lightning, and thunder a few days ago. The animals - and the plants - don't know what the hell is going on. But at least my heating bill is small!

I hope to have the newest chapter of the Space AU out *soon* - like, in a few days. This will be very close to the last chapter - very possibly, the penultimate chapter of the story! Thanks, everyone, for sticking with me.

I leave you with our Xmas tree this morning (the black lump is Annalee-the-dog's head) and my very favorite Xmas carol. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Yule Tree! )
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Monday, November 23rd, 2015 12:16 pm
Hullo! Suddenly, we are in 'homg, it's freakin' cold out there!!' mode. While my work's thermostats are like some kind of insane roller coaster. I wear fleece leggings and a skirt and two or three layers of shirts and fuzzy socks and boots and *freeze*, and the next day i'm sitting there wondering if i can go in the bathroom and strip off a layer or two.

Just *leave the thermostats alone*, guys. Sheesh. No wonder I keep getting sick. (Well, that and the fact that the 'cleaning crew' they hired don't actually *clean anything*, as witness the little bits of paper and things i put in random places around my desk/shelf. Four days later, they are still there, in plain damn site. And wow, is that the little drift of pencil shavings someone spilled two weeks ago? Yup, still there. ARRGH.

Anyway - herein is part three of the 'Bucky is back and recovery is not linear' fic i work at on and off. Again, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] darkhavens for her excellent and effortless beta-ing. Thanks, bb! :)

Also at AO3.

Rabbit on the run.... )
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Saturday, October 31st, 2015 06:42 pm
To those of you who practice, and for everyone else - Happy Halloween!

It's grey, chilly and drizzling here - a typical Missouri Halloween, heh. I have more memories of trick or treating in my winter coat than anything else.

But it's still quite lovely, and I have spicy candles burning and some candy just in case, I've lit a votive to those who've passed on and left a small offering for the Fair folk and any wandering shades. So I'm all set for a quiet night.

I am, once again, watching 'Baby', and omg, it just keeps getting better. So many tiny details, so many wonderful moments, I just.... The boys just driving, eating, talking, *laughing*. They are in their element, they are, as Sam says, *home*, and it's so wonderful to see what the life of hunter - *their* life - was and is. It's sad, but also sweet, and ultimately it's what made and shaped them, and continues to inform them. And it is lovely.

I'm also listening to the song Young!John was playing (Someday Soon, sung by Judy Collins in 1969) and the lyrics are so *very perfect*. It's like they were written for Mary. No wonder she liked that song. Plus, you know - Judy Collins. What a honeyed voice! I'm going to share the lyrics below - they're lovely.

So, my flist - what are you doing tonight? What was your favorite thing about the episode? I think my favorite was the green cooler and its multiple uses. :) Also, Sam and Dean just being *brothers*, and Castiel (off screen) in Sam's room, binge-watching 'Orange is the New Black'. Enjoy the night! Be safe! Blessed be!!

So blow, you old Blue Northern, Blow my love to me.... )
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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 09:50 pm
So, here is another post. :)

It's June in Missouri and it's...in the sixties. That is *unheard* of. It's also rained/been overcast for the last five or six days. My yard is going nuts with grass, clover, and random flowering plants I cannot identify. So I thought I'd make a post! Also, some writing news. Also also, at the end of May, my oldest brother got handfasted to his long-time girlfriend. It was a pirate theme. We had fun. :)

Arrrgh! )

And! This!

Things that grow in my yard.... )

In other news (i know, i know, you're on tenterhooks), I've decided to start posting my J2 space AU, even though it's not quite done. I just need to get it out there, and get some motivation, hopefully, if it's liked. I have the bulk of it finished, but...man. Somehow, the last bit has been so *hard*.

So, anyway, look for that in the next couple of days. It's Hellatus! Gotta keep occupied.
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Thursday, May 29th, 2014 03:08 pm
I was rewatching Show, and decided I had to rewatch Swan Song. Our boys, riding off into glory, into death. As they do. So often.

And while I was trying not to sob uncontrollably into my pineapple juice, I had an idea for a little ficlet (only 200+ words), so...I went for it. :)

I rewatch here and there, season 1, season 7, soon season 9 and at every turn, every episode, I see some tiny thing. Some moment, some word, some promise or declaration or memory. This show - these boys - has never once stopped making me smile, frown, laugh, cry - *feel*. Never once.

Can't wait for summer to be over.

Eucharist )

I also finally got it together enough to turn in some prompts to the Summergen challenge. And my older brother is getting handfasted this weekend, and I'll be calling one of the quarters. While dressed (to the best of my wardrobe and budget) like a pirate. :)
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Sunday, May 25th, 2014 11:03 am
Hello, hello! We are whiplashing the weather here - yesterday it was cloudy, drizzly, and *chilly* - today it's sunny, very warm, and a bit close. Who knows what tomorrow may bring!

Holiday weekend, in which we do nothing, yay! )

And, here's the other one. :) I had plans! They were going to reach Sunnydale and it was going to be right around the time of 'The Pack', and Xander was going to be still a little Hyena!Xander (i do so love him), and wanting a pack, and of course Spike can help with that, and things would...go along and...and....
And I forget. *sigh*. But I hope you'll enjoy, anway. Starts in China with the Boxers and the Chinese Slayer, which was so fun to write. Not beta'd, of course. Enjoy! These will both be up on AO3 later today.

Tientsin )

ETA: For a truly excellent bit of Supernatural finale meta/review, go to blackcat333_99's LJ. Love it!
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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..... :)
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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 10:55 pm
Wow, it's been a while, huh? Sheesh. Well, i just haven't had too much to talk about, i guess. My life = not terribly exciting.

I do have *some* news, though, so let's catch up on my life since December, shall we? Whoo! I know you all are just panting to hear. :)

I had a visitor! )

The Bebe had a dance! )

Cat and I hand an anniversary! )

I honestly can't think of anything else, heh. It's snowing out right now, they cancelled school at 11 this a.m. and the roads *suck* but they still haven't called it for tomorrow, the jerks. I am not writing even though i have so many ideas, arrgh, stupid brain!!

I got a new phone, finally, a refurbished Samsung that was free since i hadn't upgraded in like ten years. It's pretty spiff, and now all my calls come through!

*waves* I'm still here, my dear friends. Still reading, enjoying, watching - still being a fan. Glad to see most of you are, too.
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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 13th, 2013 04:33 pm
My dear old man, goodbye.

Rest in peace, Chango.
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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!
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Thursday, August 1st, 2013 10:28 pm
Please, guys - one more time!
I need some heroes!

Terry was ahead by nearly sixty votes and now he's fallen to fourth place by *four*. Voting goes until tomorrow afternoon and it would be, really, an amazing thing for Terry if he could win.

PLEASE go and vote for him, tonight and tomorrow (if its not past midnight for you already). We are so close!

In Terry's own words: "I can't underestimate the importance of winning some reliable transportation. Being in a wheelchair means you can't drive just any car. I need a specially adapted vehicle to be able to get out of the house and get my life back. I have been in bed 2 1/2 years healing a bad wound. It's healed. Now it is time for a change. __ Terry Carr "

I know it's kind of a pain, what with the logging in/registering and whatnot, but please guys - anything you can do.

Terry Carr