tabaqui: (sebastianstan&stuffedpupbychrisevansz(tu)
Friday, March 10th, 2017 11:22 pm
Hallooooo, flisties!
It's been a wee while, hasn't it? Sheesh. I'm falling down in my duties. :)
Here in the lovely state of Misery, we are oscillating wildly between 'balmy near-eighties' and 'below freezing' temperatures. Yesterday we had *two* hail storms, making my yard white, totally clogging my gutters so there were fountains of water pouring over the edge, and making the roads an ice-and-water safety hazard. There was also thunder, rain, lightning, wind, and tornado warnings, all in the last five days. I would say March has come in like a lion!

Day Eight & Nine )

And for fic, we have 'Test Kitchen'. Here and at AO3 With [livejournal.com profile] darkhavens as beta, of coz.

Bucky gets sick, Steve tries for familiar comforts. Things...go a wee bit pear-shaped. Sam, of course, to the rescue. With bendy-straws. )

Slang from Dirty Thirties.
tabaqui: (sebastianstan&stuffedpupbychrisevansz(tu)
Sunday, February 5th, 2017 08:13 pm
Hallo! I'm kinda behind, huh? Ah, well. Still plugging away.

It keeps going warmish and sunny here, then frigid as fuck. Monstrous Bebe has a yucky cold, and I'm tired to death of running the furnace (the dry air is killing me). But! It's February, and perhaps soon I'll get my tax return and some new glasses, yay!

I also posted an old Spander fic over at my scarecrow_horses AO3 - Letters. I thought that was on my LJ, too, but it's not! So weird. I need to pick up the pace on posting all those old fics.

And now - challenge seven! It is: In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list.... Create something.

(It was a very long challenge, I snipped it.)

So, I've been kicking this idea around, about Bucky. What if he was kept in cryo not because he was too violent/to hide him/they forgot about him/etc., but because his imperfect, Zola-made serum didn't work quite right? It makes him fast and strong, sure, but his immune system sucks, and the mask he wore was for filtration, to keep him from breathing in tainted air, and the outfit and gloves and such were to keep him from touching tainted surfaces..... Basically, Bucky gets sick.

All the damn time.

Sick Day )

Now, *finally*, on AO3!

Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] darkhavens for the quick beta and fix. :)
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Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 08:35 pm

I posted this on my FB, so i thought I'd post it here, too, to all my dear flist.

Imbolc blessings )

And now the snowflake challenge. In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts.

HRMMM. Well, what can I say. I love fanart! I wish I had more. I'd love to see a fanvid that sort of tells the story (or evokes) one of my stories. I'd love an illustration or drawing or what have you of a scene or characters from a story. I don't listen to them, but i love having podfics, because so many *other* people listen.

I will never, ever forget the awesome and amazing series of images that [livejournal.com profile] katekat1010 made for [livejournal.com profile] reremouse and I for 'No More Snakes and Ladders'. I mean...WOW. Even now, it just bowls me over.

Same for *all* the art, or podfic, or even 'inspired by' fic that anyone has gifted me with. It's always just amazing when what I've written inspires someone else enough that they are moved to *create*.

So there we have it. :)
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 11:15 pm
Ha ha! Two in one. I need to catch up, for sure. Or hell, maybe it's already over if you started on the 1st, I dunno. We got *so* lucky yesterday - nearly seventy and sunny. Today was all forties and rain, rain, rain. My yard is a sponge with grass on.

So! I'm skipping day four, because it says: "Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before or introduce yourself to someone you've interacted with and friend/follow them.

I comment on new people's posts all the time, really, and that's never been an issue with me, so I'm fine missing that one. Five says: "In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create."

Which is always a good thing, because there's nothing I like more than recs from a source I trust. (I hope I'm that to some of you.)

So here we go.... )

There you have it! Three plus a bonus, some excellent fic (I think). Hope someone out there finds something to their liking. And feel free to explore my AO3 bookmarks (there aren't a ton), for other Marvel and Supernatural recs, as well as a dash of Losers, Stranger Things, Buffy, and even an excellent M*A*S*H fic. :)
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Saturday, January 14th, 2017 01:49 pm
I'm back! Heh.

We had an ice storm, starting Thursday night. Fortunately, not a killer storm like we had way back in 2007, which destroyed trees and took the power down for almost a week. We just got a sort of glazing, this time around, and the streets are basically clear, and the power only went out a couple times, briefly, over night.

No damage this year, so glad! )

Now on to the challenge! Not as interesting a one, to me, as the others, but....

In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

I am definitely setting the goal of *finishing* my space AU, Yesternight. My gods, I can't believe how long I've been writing it. I'm *so close*, but as usual, lately, I seem to seize up at the penultimate moment. So frustrating! I hope to finish it before my birthday, in April - long before! And I really, really want to write more in general this year.

Personally - I need to get up and move. I am getting older, and exercise needs to be a regular thing for me. It's just very hard to motivate myself when it's just *me*. I can't afford a gym membership (though I'm looking into it), and I know if i were paying for that sort of thing, I'd use it, because - paying! So we shall see. But i really want that to be my personal 'thing' this year.

And there we go. Stay warm out there, folks - especially my Canadian flisties - seems like you guys are getting deep-frozen!
tabaqui: (leia b&w lightsaber by obaona)
Friday, January 13th, 2017 02:24 pm

So, this challenge is:In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul.

My goodness, that sounds...dire. Heh. A mark on my sooooooul. (Yes, it just sounds a little pretentious. But in thinking it over...there is a mark, and I know what made it.)

Brace yourself!

Star Wars )

All of that, from one movie, one summer, forty years ago, when one small-town Missouri girl had her eyes opened wide. And never closed them again.
tabaqui: (sombookbypapillion)
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 02:05 pm
Who knows? :)
I've been lurking around in fandom and on LJ for a while now, not participating as much as I used to, just not quite feeling *up* to it, for some reason. I want to change that, though. So I'm going to be on here more, if I can, responding and talking more (fingers crossed), and also writing more, I hope hope hope.

I thought I'd start with the Snowflake Challenge, even though I'm several days behind. Some of that was sheer not-organized-ness, and some of that was the *incredibly* windy days we've been having taking out the interwebz for half my town. So my connection has been spotty.

I was also made aware that, for some weird reason, my sticky 'master fic post' was suddenly thrust into prominence as a 'new' post, who knows why. LJ sure seems to be getting unstable. I was puzzled but pleased by the comments, and it did prompt me to update my 'Marvel 'verse' entries, so yay!

Now - here we go with the first of the Snowflake Challenge...challenges. *snerk*

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

Okie-dokie.... )

So, there we go! I'm going to be doing them as quickly as possible to catch up, so expect several this Thursday-Sunday. I hope i'll be seeing and hearing and talking to more of my lovely flist this year; hope this helps me get that off to a good start. :)

ETA: I just realized that LJ spontaneously reposted my Master post. WTH. So i'm going to lock that one and make it private so nobody by me sees two. If I delete it, I'll lose the comments there, which I don't want to do. LJ! Stop being weird!!