It...actually kind of works...

  • Jan. 29th, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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01. put your music player on shuffle
02. the first lines of twenty songs = a poem
03. the first line of the twenty-first song is the title.

"Been Working So Hard"

You talk tough to me
Is it the wind?
Some days aren't yours at all
Can you feel it?
I'm watching sis go pitter pat

No more questions
I've paid my dues
In the still of the night
I've got a girl and Ruby is her name
No one mourns the wicked

What have we done?
There are giants in the sky
If you're feeling lost in the darkness
I've got a handful of songs to sing you
This was the last chance I would give

This is hard to say
Go to sleep
So many nights I have stood in the moonlight
Forgive, sounds good
We have all the time in the world
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Firefly: The Best Medicine

  • Jan. 7th, 2010 at 12:57 AM
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Title: The Best Medicine
Characters: post-movie crew
Rating: G
Spoilers: Movie
Word count: 610
Summary: Sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.
Author's notes: Written for [ profile] amalie_marjorie who gave me the prompt of 'giggles'. Post-movie fic.

Then River started to giggle. )

Dresden Files: Pet Peeve

  • Jan. 5th, 2010 at 12:45 AM
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Title: Pet Peeve
Characters: Harry Dresden, Fay Dresden
Rating: G
Spoilers: None
Word count: 270
Summary: The Dresden Family acquire a furry friend - but not the kind Fay is hoping for.
Author's notes: Written for [ profile] joyfulfeather who gave me the prompt of 'mice' and for the 'Dreams' prompt on my [ profile] occhallenge table. Set in the mini!Dresdens 'Verse

That always means no. )

Doctor Who Rantage

  • Jan. 2nd, 2010 at 11:48 PM
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Space showed both parts of The End of Time tonight and, wow, do I need to rant.


2009 Fic Round-Up

  • Jan. 1st, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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2009 Fic Round-Up + Meme )

First time I didn't have to correct any html code before posting. Booyah!

Writer's Block: Tonight, tonight

  • Dec. 24th, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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On Christmas Eve, formerly, we did French-Canadian Christmas. Which is basically réveillon without the church going part. We get together and eat tourtière, sometimes with a bûche de Noël for dessert. Our bûches aren't so sophisticated - we make ours out of chocolate wafer cookies sandwiched in a big long line with whipped cream between them. Then you cover it with whipped cream and put it in the fridge and the wafers get all soft and cake-like. Then you cut it at an angle and it looks like stripes. When we were little, we were allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve, usually something relevent to activities (one year I got a dress to wear to the party we were going to, another year I got Pictionary to play after dinner). Now that we're older, we are more calm about it and can contain ourselves until Christmas morning.

The past few years, though, since Adam and Amalie usually go to visit her family on Christmas day, we've been having our English Canadian Christmas on Christmas Eve and our French-Canadian Christmas on Christmas day.

So tonight, Adam, Ama and possible her brother George are coming for English dinner. Then tomorrow Adam and Ama will come in the morning for stockings and presents and then head out to visit Ama's family in the Torontoish area.

Christmassy Stuff

  • Dec. 14th, 2009 at 12:16 AM
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We put up the tree tonight. Adam and Ama came over and there was meatloaf and friend potatoes and yummy dessert. Ama and I painted a new house for our village (which we've done every year for the past few years), but we didn't get entirely done with it. It was much fun.

In other news, my [ profile] fandom_stocking is here. Please, post a link to yours if you have one as there are a lot posted and it's hard to sift through to find the ones of those you know.

More Memeage

  • Dec. 11th, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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From [ profile] featherjean:

Please comment with one word. (Scrabble rules do not apply - the word can be a person, place, or slang.)

I will write a drabble-ish length reply. It might be fic, it might be original, it might be memory, might be, I don't know, a definition? A recipe? A made-up word origin?


Guess what this is, children?

  • Dec. 8th, 2009 at 10:23 PM
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Answers up now, so [ profile] utah_yoda doesn't go insane.

From [ profile] featherjean:

1. Put your iPod/iTunes/music on shuffle
2. DO NOT write down the lyrics of the first 10 songs to come up.
3. Describe what the song is about. Be creative.
4. Cross out the songs when your friends guess them in the comments.

If you like, when you guess correctly, I'll make you an icon or graphic of your choice.

I've tried not to include anything too obscure and nothing in a foreign language.

This is hard. )


  • Dec. 5th, 2009 at 10:14 PM
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Gentle readers, I warn you:

Do not watch Up when you are in a hormonal state. I am currently attempting to rehydrate myself. Good Lord.

- Tay

Wishlist Meme 2009

  • Nov. 24th, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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From [ profile] featherjean. This is always fun. Don't forget to post your own so that I can gift you.

Guidelines )

My wishlist. )

Hey guess what?

  • Nov. 20th, 2009 at 11:31 PM
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It's another meme! From the lovely [ profile] joonscribble (again).

Pick a paragraph (or any passage less than 500 words) from any fanfic I've written, and comment to this post with that selection. I will then give you a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what's going on in the character's heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you'd expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

You can find my fics via memories (not up-to-date) and tags (links to the left).

Another Meme (of the awesome variety)

  • Nov. 20th, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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From the lovely [ profile] joonscribble.

1. Write down the names of 10 characters.

2. Write a fic of fifteen words or less for every prompt, using the characters determined by the numbers. Do NOT read the prompts before you do step 1.

The Characters
1. Harry Dresden (Dresden Files TV)
2. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly)
3. Tony Stark (Iron Man)
4. Cal Lightman (Lie to Me)
5. Ray Kowalski (due South)
6. Anna Murphy (Dresden Files TV)
7. Kaylee Frye (Firefly)
8. 10th Doctor (Doctor Who)
9. Rick Castle (Castle)
10. Captain Jack Harkness (Torchwood)

You might want to choose your characters now, if this meme interests you. Otherwise you'll see the prompts when you read the fics.

15 words or less. )


Memes (2 for the price of one, act now!)

  • Nov. 15th, 2009 at 11:02 PM
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First, from [ profile] joonscribble

Comment with what you believe I should write next. A drabble? A oneshot? An epic? The next chapter of a WIP from ages ago? Want to see me write in an old tried and true fandom or dip my toe into a different fandom I've praised but have yet to fic? Specific character? Specific genre? Give me your suggestions and poke my Muse.

Next, from [ profile] featherjean

Give me a fandom I'm in, a character or pairing (or threesome/whatever), and a prompt (word, image, phrase, poem, reference, whatever) and I'll give you something creative made of words. (Meta? A line of fic? A paragraph? A drabble? A ficlet? A full story? We'll see.)

Because these are all I pose these days...

  • Nov. 5th, 2009 at 12:59 AM
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From the lovely [ profile] joonscribble:

Leave me a comment saying "Resistance is Futile."
I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can satisfy my curiosity.
Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

She asked... )


  • Oct. 26th, 2009 at 11:22 PM
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From [ profile] joonscribble: what TeeVees I'm watching this fall.

Shows. )


  • Oct. 17th, 2009 at 11:40 PM
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I just literally spent two and half hours combing/brushing/coercing a knot out of my hair. Two and a half hours. Literally. And there is a still a large portion of it left untangled because I cannot reach it. This is a warning to all those people out there who say 'Oh, you're so lucky, I want curly hair.' NO YOU DON'T. You do not want curly hair.

Friends don't let friends want curly hair.

RIP, dear computer

  • Oct. 9th, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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My brother identified the problem with my computer as being motherboard related and my dad went to buy me a new one today, only to find that my computer is so old, it's obsolete. They don't make parts for it anymore. So, I'm getting a new computer. Which is, in the long run, awesome and probably much needed. He's going to get it tomorrow.

A moment of silence for Shelby, the computer which kept me sane during all those years I was sick and house-ridden. I love you.

In other news, it's Canadian Thanksgiving on Monday. There will be sugar-free pun'kin pie. And dinner rolls. Also, I'm going to a baby shower for my friend tomorrow, which will be fun. I've never been to a baby shower before. And finally, I had my second ASL class last night and I am enjoying it supermuch. Also, Zip sent me Spaced, so Ama and I watched Series 1 today. There will be iconage. When the new computer arrives.

So, all in all, things aren't that bad. Hope everyone else is doing well!

More memes!

  • Oct. 8th, 2009 at 1:30 AM
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From [ profile] joonscribble:

Take a few of your original characters and tell us...

1. How you thought of their name
2. What made you create the character in the first place
3. How the character has changed over time (if they have changed)
4. Any random fun fact about that character

Characters Playing:
Miranda Dresden
Dr. Forrester
Fay Dresden

To the backstory repository! )