18 February 2010 @ 07:11 am
Happy birthday [info]amejisuto!  
Hope you're having a great day, love! -
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25 January 2009 @ 01:08 am
Newsy Bits  
The non-smoking is still going really well. Day 18 and not a puff yet. YAY! I won't promise to never have another cig in my life, though, because that'd immediately make me want one. *g* I still have some cravings but they're getting easier to control by the day.

I got a new car today. Well, not new, new, but it was registered in September last year so fairly new. It's a Honda Jazz (I think they're called Honda Fit in the US, which sounds a bit sinister), deep violet in colour with matching cloth upholstery and it's very pretty. We needed a 5-door hatchback rather than the 3-door Ford Ka because Dad was having trouble getting in and out of the Ka. I'm gonna miss my little Kitty Ka horribly. It started first time, every time, for four years and never once broke down. The Jazz doesn't have a spare tyre. It comes with what looks like a bicycle repair kit instead. *wibble*

Has anyone tried the new silicone bakeware they sell in Tescos? And probably in Sainsbury's and Waitrose and everywhere else but I happened to see it in Tesco. It looks like latex or plastic and scrunches up into a ball. But, it works! Paul made a meatloaf which cooked fine and turned out of the 'tin' perfectly, and the 'tin' just needed a quick rinse. It's not natural, I tells ya! We're meant to be bent over the sink scrubbing out the cookware, or doing in our backs loading the dishwasher. :p
13 January 2009 @ 11:17 pm
Fic: 'Nine', BtVS (Spike/Xander)  
Fandom: BtVS
Title: Nine
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Summary: Spike and Xander contemplate
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 352
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy and all companies associated with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They are not mine. I just have more fun with them.
A/N: For [info]velvetwhip's birthday tomorrow!


Nine )
11 January 2009 @ 08:20 pm
Dr Horrible Awards!  
Yes, it's true! There is now a site, created by the indefatigable [info]snowpuppies, where you can nominate all your favourite Dr Horrible fic, artwork, vids and music. So if you've ever read and enjoyed a Dr H fic or tapped your foot along to the music or admired an Evil League of Evil vid, let your feelings be known!

If you haven't read any fic about our favourite, um, hero yet, Horrible fic is the very place for you to spend a happy hour or two, then you can get to nom'ing if you're so inspired. *g*

I'm trying to give up smoking. Five days without a puff yet, and it's not getting easier. Hints, suggestions, chocolate, cuddly toys...?
Current Mood: bouncy
09 January 2009 @ 09:59 pm
Awards and a Nom!  
Hope you're all well, guys, and enjoying the start of 2009. Gotta be better than 2008, right? Right??

The results of the White Knight Awards have been announced and the winners can be found here. Many congratulations to everyone with special mention to those I know: [info]velvetwhip, [info]snowpuppies, [info]thismaz, [info]lit_gal, [info]yanagi_wa and [info]jasonsnene! I managed a few pretties myself. Yay!!

White Knight Pretties )

I've also been nominated at The Forbidden Awards for the wonderfully named The Bloody Awful Viking Award (Best Spike/Xander) and the Whipped Cream Award (Best Fluff) for Unfinished Business. Whoot!

Forbidden Awards banner )

Thank you so much to everyone who runs, maintains, works for and nominates at all the awards sites. You keep fandom alive, guys. *hugs*
Current Mood: cheerful
23 December 2008 @ 07:28 pm
Absolute rubbish. Apart from the nom button  
I'm utterly bemused by this announcement by the Pope. Okay, I'm an atheist. Have been for the better part of 50 years. But why did he do it? Why now, why when so many people are suffering poverty, abuse, all sorts of agony that consensual gay love doesn't encompass? It's so odd. A friend brought it to my attention and I've been looking at it for ages. It still doesn't make sense.

I've been nom'd at Fang Fetish for Unfinished Business. You might say I'm pleased. SQUEEEEE! Thank you, thank you! Thank you [info]velvetwhip and every single person who read and commented!!

FF for UB 2008
12 December 2008 @ 04:43 pm
Unfinished Business, Epilogue (Spander)  
In a mad moment, I signed up for [info]noel_of_spike and figured it'd be a good opportunity to write an epilogue to Unfinished Business. Once the paralysing terror had subsided, I was glad I agreed to do it because I love this 'verse and it was so much fun to write in it again.

Anyone who's read the series will know that the parts were short, very short. Um, this isn't. Don't say I didn't warn you. ;o) Oh, and for those who haven’t read the previous parts, don't worry because this stands alone. If you’d like to know what happened previously, run your mouse over the section between asterisks in the header. It’s very short. *g*

Hope you enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

Here be fic )

Part 16
07 December 2008 @ 12:15 pm
Thanks, more dragons and terror  
Thanks so much to [info]writan_bur for the gorgeous, hand-made card! *Smooches* It's unique, beautiful and so much appreciated. The first of the year! Blimey, hon, but you're organised. I'm still in disarray, but mostly done. I think. *wibble*

I've just picked up an ailing egg, which is doing nicely, and the wonderful [info]painless_j (who Suki and Snowy know from the HP fandom) has successfully sent a Silver. It's not as easy as it sounds. It's a 'Go now!!!' scenario while the giver abandons and the taker grabs. Well, if it was easy, so many of us wouldn't be addicted to the dwagons, right? *g*

Dragons )

Terror comes in the form of a fic challenge. I've promised to post in a few days, want to write a Spike fic, want desperately to find inspiration. Oh well, it'll happen. Trick is: start writing and don't stop until it's done. Then go back and edit the fuck out of it. LOL!
18 November 2008 @ 08:35 pm
Las Vegas, baby!  
Hubby and I went to Las Vegas for a week at the end October/beginning November. Thanks a ton to [info]suki_blue for car-sitting. She saved us a fortune in taxi fares! The holiday was fabulous, though we didn't do any gambling at all. We did, however, see the flamingos at 'The Flamingo', the dolphins and lions and tigers at 'The Mirage' and the shark reef at 'Mandalay Bay'. Yep, it was a very animal-oriented holiday. Also, very food-oriented. Good heavens, but American restaurants serve up enormous portions. Eek! For anyone planning on visiting Vegas, I highly recommend the bus service. It's cheap and frequent and goes the length of the strip, from the MGM Grand to Fremont Street. One little problem? If anyone throws up on the bus, the company policy is to decant the passengers, take the bus off for cleaning and shove the passengers on the next bus to turn up. We were thrown off twice in one night. *rolls eyes*

I developed a vicious case of the flu the day after we returned and I blame all that recycled air on the plane. In the good old days when we could smoke, the air supply was completely refreshed every now and then, but now the same old stuff with the same old germs just goes round and round. This time, the germs landed on me, the little buggers.

I'd think twice about travelling on US Airways again. Have they never heard of legroom? *grumble*
23 October 2008 @ 07:07 pm
Meme and Oddities. And Dragons  
Fun meme, gakked from [info]evilmaniclaugh. It's amazing how accurate some of the answers were! Must get to therapy, right now. *wibble*

Go to urban and type in your answer to each question in the search box, then write the FIRST definition it gives you.

Meme )

Has anyone else discovered the Firefox add-ons snap links and remove tabs? Invaluable when going through a huge list of dragons to be clicked. Speaking of which, *clears throat delicately*:

Four hatchlings )

Hope you're all having a great day. *smooch*
14 October 2008 @ 06:46 pm
Unfinished Business, Part 16 (Spander)  
I know this has been a long time coming, but stress-free fic, remember? *g* Hope you enjoy!

Here be fic )

Part 15
09 October 2008 @ 08:00 pm
Dragons Need Help!  

Dragons )
Hatchlings )
01 October 2008 @ 08:29 pm
One Turn of a Chicken's Foot , Spander, NC17  
Fandom: BtVS
Title: One Turn of a Chicken's Foot
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Summary: The pesky chip is spoiling Spike and Xander's fun
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: None, except in the unlikely event that you don't know about the chip's properties *g*
Word count: 1826
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy and all companies associated with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. They are not mine. I just have more fun with them
Beta: The lovely and talented [info]snowpuppies, with thanks to [info]velvetwhip for her invaluable advice and unrivalled knowledge of snack food. *g*
Note: Written for [info]fall_for_sx and actually posted on time!

One Turn of a Chicken's Foot )
27 September 2008 @ 11:50 am
Unfinished Business, Part 15 (Spander) and Pimp  
[info]darkhavens has created a new community. Yay! [info]slashtheimage is a multifandom prompt comm with a difference - the prompts are images. All fandoms, including RPS, are welcome, and a new prompt will be posted every 14 days.

If you don't want to add yet another multifandom comm to your ever-longer flist, you can join the community, choose not to add it to your flist, and then simply track the !prompt tag so that every new prompt post is delivered directly to your inbox. Contained in that prompt post will also be a digest of links to all responses to the previous prompt, clearly labelled by fandom and pairing.

[info]slashtheimage because a picture is worth (up to) a thousand words. The first prompt will be posted at midnight EST, October 1st (5am London time, October 2nd).

So, anyone who has ever been inspired to write a fic by an image, or thinks they could be, off you go to join and play!

Here be fic )

Part 16
Part 14
18 September 2008 @ 09:10 pm
Unfinished Business, Part 14 (Spander) and Awards  
Sorry for the lack of postiness lately, guys. I was unexpectedly away for a bit. Back now. BWAH! I've had some successes recently, at The Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards. Thank you so much to everyone involved in the awards and many congratulations to all the other winners! Yay, all of you, with special hugs and kisses to [info]snowpuppies and [info]velvetwhip.

The pretties )

Here be fic )

Part 15
Part 13
08 September 2008 @ 09:48 pm
Unfinished Business, Part 13 (Spander)  
This is for the wonderful [info]velvetwhip, who’s been feeling a little down. Hope this serves to cheer you up, sweetheart!

Here be fic )

Part 14
Part 12
03 September 2008 @ 02:19 pm
My very first Janto  
*pleased* It's not all that, but the cherry has to go some time, right? The Batpack Drabble Tree is an amazing ground for experimentation. No one is ever mean, there. You can play around to your heart's content, as long as it's within the rules, and I encourage you to do that.

Fandom: Torchwood
Title: Leaving Him
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Summary: Jack might be leaving
Rating: Mild PG-13
Word count: 205
Disclaimer: These characters do not belong to me, sadly. Russell and the Beeb have first dibs, and all the dosh.
Beta: None, but thank you to [info]shannon730 for making sure it didn't totally suck.
Posted to: My journal and [info]jackxianto


Leaving Him )
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02 September 2008 @ 08:34 pm
Birthday thanks and Awards!  
Thank you so much to everyone who sent birthday wishes, cards (love the boa, [info]lunabee34), e-cards, wrote fic and made manips for my birthday. I thought I'd kept it very quiet by taking the date off my Profile. The reason was, I've had health problems so haven't been online much this year. I thought it was unfair to expect people to respond when I hadn't done a biscuit for them. Hah! My friends somehow remembered the date anyway. *smooooooch*

Take a gander at these little gems: Happy Birthday, Kitty and For Kitty, and if you're friended to [info]jans_intentions, you may just have seen a glorious manip she turned out for me. [info]suki_blue sent some seriously fun books, and [info]lelaina_c sent a marvellous Amazon coupon, which I'm poring over in a bid to decide whether to go for educational or smutty. Do you even have to ask? *g* Thank you, loves!

Pretties )

ETA: RWSA banner missed by me, and found by the marvellous [info]laazikaat. Thank you, love!
21 August 2008 @ 08:49 pm
Unfinished Business, Part 12 (Spander)  
The Good: I had a wonderful time at [info]writerconuk last weekend. The hotel was fine, the venue was very good, and all the workshops (including mine, amazingly) aroused interest and excellent participation. The organisers did a superb job, really couldn’t have been bettered. Can’t wait for next year!

The Bad: SGA has been cancelled. :( Such sad news. It got very good ratings for a cult, sci-fi show and was reaching the demographic they wanted, so whyyyyyy? *sniffle*

The Ugly: Okay, I really hope not, but I wanted to continue the theme. *g*

Here be fic )

Part 13
Part 11
13 August 2008 @ 05:17 pm
Unfinished Business, Part 11 (Spander)  
I've been friended by two people recently whose journals are entirely in, I think, Russian. Certainly Cyrillic script. Not a word of English except the LJ headers. Is it me, or is that a bit bizarre? I have several friends whose second language is English but they want to improve their language skills by reading and writing in English and, may I say, do a fantastic job of it. Why should I friend back if I haven't a clue what these people are saying? They could be dissing me or my friends, for all I know.

Grumble over, on to the fic. *g*

Here be fic )

Part 12
Part 10