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Mar. 11th, 2009

Hit me with your fanfic baby

I've been in complete fic withdrawal for the past couple of weeks. It hurts! And there's f-all time to read before I go, especially if I want to finish my RPF WIP for [info]ides_of_march. Oh, and finish the ebook so I can keep my job. You know, minor things like that.

Which reminds me:

ides promo

Now, where was I? Oh, yes. So I was at Staples today and picked up a 2G flashdrive for my little eeePC (aka Ingo). And after putting all the iPod versions of Merlin on it, I've still got buckets of room.

Which means I have a mission for you: Go forth and bring me fic! Pimp your own, tell me what you've read that's knocked your socks off, and the longer the better. I'm looking for any of the pairings I read: Merlin/Arthur, Colin/Bradley, Harry/Draco, McShep, Jack/Ianto (I'd add DeRo but I haven't let any of those slip past). I want to fill up this flashdrive with the best stuff you've got, anything to keep me entertained on those long train rides. Don't make me write my Big Bang!

Mar. 15th, 2008

Did I read a different version of HBP?

Excuse me, what? Cho Chang's getting the cursed necklace now? WTF?


*ignores Potter money-grubbing franchise and focuses on fandom shiny*

Speaking of, only 30 minutes in and [info]ides_of_march is well underway! I'm so tickled about this -- I'm looking forward to reading some pairings (and some fandoms) that I usually don't read. This is going to be fun!

Mar. 14th, 2008

Fly-by post

Ooh, I like the new posting format. Shiny!

Finally wrestled my [info]ides_of_march fic to the ground and made it cry "Uncle." This was one of the most difficult pieces I've written and I've been worried about getting it in on time. It's a different style than I'm used to, which was good practice in itself, but that was compounded by the fact that it's from Draco's POV. I have newfound respect for people who can nail that! I find it much easier to write a Harry who is uncertain about Draco's motives -- I wonder if that's because all we get in canon is a shell of this character. When I started digging into there ... phew!

Speaking of Draco ... I feel awful that I'm just now getting around to thanking her, but [info]twilightsorcery gave me a gorgeous drawble for my birthday. I love the expression, he looks like something dark is going on there. Thank you so much, darling!

I'm sure y'all are tired of the weather updates, but it snowed again today. I'm betting this puts us over 14 feet for the year. The snow removal trucks have slowly made their way through, though, and the strip between the sidewalk and the street (what's that called) is clear now. Unfortunately I saw quite a few mangled bikes attached to fences, but I guess if you leave your bike to be covered in snow you don't care too much, right?

But Jackie shared the secret to the perfect winter meal. Take a good handful of tiny potatoes (they call them "potato gems" here, they come in all colours; the larger ones I cut in half), throw them in a baking pan with a generous helping of olive oil, and bake uncovered at 450 degrees for 40 minutes. They come out crispy on the outside and fluffy inside; eat with ketchup mixed with a hearty dash of Thai chili sauce. Have a Guinness while you're at it. Hey, I never said it was healthy, but it's wonderfully filling.

For lack of a segue ... LJ, it amuses me: Best comment ever on the account changes.

And now I'm wondering if the new IJ updates allow embedding. Here's a good one to test:

ETA: Woot! It works!

Feb. 25th, 2008

Completion! It's a beautiful thing.

Just finished my latest story tonight: A Vengeance So Sweet; or When Harry Met Draco and Ended Their WarGames. It's a remake of one of my favourite dark comedies, Addicted To Love, in which Meg Ryan was no perky girl-next-door but a kohl-eyed hellion bent on revenge, with Matthew Broderick as her mostly willing accomplice -- the story was just begging to be rewritten with Harry and Draco in mind. (Warnings for ridiculously naïve!Harry (is that canon?), drag!Draco, musical!Krum, and disloyal!Ginny. Also irresponsible abuse of firewhisky, mild swearing, and liberties taken with the Malfoy family tree. And smut, of course!)

Now I've got to get cranking on my [info]ides_of_march story. I really want to start my Durmstrang fic, but what I have in mind will take a lot longer than two weeks to finish. But I'm not working tomorrow, I can ponder plot while I shop for a waffle iron.

I talked to my London friend yesterday and confessed that I thought I was in need of a nice (family-free) holiday. She's open to the idea, but her idea of a holiday is sitting on a beach and reading; mine is exploring interesting places. Vacationing together could be fun, or it could be a recipe for disaster. But I just remember this time last year I was staying with her, and we went sliding down slides at the Tate Modern. I need more slides in my life!

Feb. 9th, 2008

A pimp post

Okay, first things first:

I'm excited about this -- it's a little different than the free-for-all that was Bring Back the Porn, with some really interesting prompts. Should be fun!

I'm all caught up on Torchwood and SGA now -- I feel like I've really accomplished something. At some point I need to write up my thoughts on just how much Gwen's behaviour irks me, both in endangering her teammates and being thoroughly unsuited for what she's asked to do at Torchwood. This is painfully apparent in comparing her with Tosh in the last two episodes. But that's going to take more brainpower than I have this morning, so instead I'll just rec [info]sarcastic_jo's wonderful tag for "Meat" called On Atlas' Shoulders.

(And I have to confess how envious I am that she can just belt out something like this in a day while I'm agonising over a paragraph!)

She also made this great icon, with my new favourite Ianto face.

Have a great Saturday, folks!