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(Dark Angel) ) (Supernatural) )
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Just signed up - looking forward to some serious wordage in 2015!
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In case you didn't know, counteragent directed an amazing Supernatural fan film called The Other Side! Part Three - the last part (other than the gag reel) - is up now! Go watch it my lovelies!

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Alec lives on! Here are a couple of Dark Angel recs that I read/listened to lately:

(Fic) Change More Fierce by [profile] corbyinoz; Gen, Rated: M

Remember the police captain from the final two episodes of Dark Angel? [profile] corbyinoz has written a wonderful story about Alec's interaction with him here. Based on [profile] kjsvala's excellent art over here.

Summary: Ramon Clemente receives an unexpected visitor days after the events of 'Freak Nation'. His encounter with Alec will change everything he knew about his family life, his security and the nature of the 'reaks' he chased into Terminal City; but can he save Alec, as Alec saved him?

(Podfic) A Mind That Knows Itself by [personal profile] impertinence; read by [personal profile] exmanhater; Max/Alec, PG-13; Length: 17:17

[personal profile] exmanhater gives her typical sweet, smooth read of this lovely story. Delightful!

Summary: Post-"Berrisford Agenda". Alec's not alright, duh.

Poll time!

Jan. 27th, 2013 01:19 pm
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I'm going to try to post this to LJ from DW ... hope I can figure it out.

Anyhow, I'm in the midst of writing a medieval adventure with a gay love subplot. Woo hoo!! I'm having a conundrum over the main character's name. The time period is 700 AD, in Britain, Gaul, Italy, basically the Mediterranean. 700 AD is right smack in the middle of the Dark Ages.

Hmmm. I don't see a poll option? I don't know what I'm doing, apparently, lol. Anyhow, please reply in comments. Which name resonates more with you?

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Livejournal's unannounced and unacknowledged outage has me a wee bit irritated, so I'm trying out this Dreamwidth crossposting thing. I'm not sure what to set regarding comments but hopefully I'll figure it out ...

Anyhow, the perfect ending to the Comic Con weekend was the Conversation with Jared Padalecki!!! What can I say about it? The whole thing is undoubtedly available online somewhere and it's definitely worth a watch if you're so inclined. I came away from the experience feeling like Jared is a very kind, considerate, somewhat goofy guy who cares deeply about the people in his life (including Jensen). He seems so genuine, and so grateful to fans and life in general. During the signing afterward I didn't say much because there were 200 people behind me, but I did notice that he made a point of looking every person in the eye. He even winked at me! Awwwww, so sweet.

He reiterated that he's a very loyal person and that he'll be with Supernatural as long as the show has him. Here are a few pics in a slideshow. They look a little odd because they were taken of the video screen.

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 First, I'd like to go on record as saying that [ profile] gembat is a TRULY AWESOME HUMAN BEING, because she finagled a way for me to get 3rd row seats for the Supernatural panel at Comic Con. bnieoainbiofhgiroet;nbieojhnnboi

Click on the YUMMY Jared photo to take a look at my photobucket pics. There aren't too many - 20 or so. 

PS - wow, that's huge. Um ... does anyone know how to re-size a photobucket pic? I'm clueless ...Read more... )


Jul. 19th, 2011 01:58 pm
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 Now that I'm a grandma I really should be more composed and dignified, I suppose, but screw that!!! I'm going to Comic Con in two days where I will go to the Zombie Walk and watch Cirque du Soleil and see the Supernatural crew and ....

see Jared Padalecki for a "conversation and signing":

*flails around like a mad thing*

Any other flisties making the trip? I'd love to meet up with you if you are - PM me your cell number and we'll connect. 

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One of my favorite things about podfic is the company I get doing boring, mundane tasks like the dishes or driving or painting the house. I've been working on this last task for the past couple of weekends and I've had as my companion the PBR (Professional Bull Riding) 'Verse (J2) by [ profile] drvsilla , read by [ profile] chemm80 . The verse is long and meaty - 12+ hours! - and such a delight to listen to! I have a THING for cowboys (even got my first kiss from one) and this really delivers when it comes to atmosphere, mindset, aw-shucks-ma'am blushes, and of course sexy times. [ profile] chemm80  did a lovely job on the read - it's well-paced, with great inflection and she does an excellent job with the accents. 

Cat Power!

Jul. 13th, 2011 12:42 pm
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Thank you for the CHOCOLATE, [ profile] zomzoms  and [ profile] dysonrules ! You are AWESOME! Nom nom nom

This is totally the kind of cat I have:

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 Thanks so much to [ profile] yggdrasilian  and [ profile] blackbyrdy  for the v-gifts! How kind of you!! *smishes you*

I've been researching for the continuation to my recently posted (and recently whined about) Big Bang story, and let me tell you, history is not for the weak of heart (or stomach). Witness this passage talking about the Arabs besieging Constantinople, ca. 700 ad:

Cut for gross historical tidbits... )

And there are many more titillating tales of tongues being cut out, noses sliced off, powerful hulking eunuchs, and shaggy-bearded barbarian kings. More than enough to get the creative juices flowing!

In ten days I'll be making my fifth annual trek to Comic Con down in San Diego! I'm gearing up for some zombie walking and line standing and Jared and Jensen watching. Woooooooo hoooooooo!
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Oh, Lord. This must be my year for signing up for Big Bangs. I flaked out on the Dark Angel one, although I will probably finish the story nonetheless. But this one is perfect as a continuation of my adventure story started in the [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang . Woo hoo! The minimum word count is 10,000, and there's plenty of time left in the year to write:

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I'm partial to short, action-filled vids with catchy songs. This one meets all of those criteria in spades:

Ki-ki-kiss me! by ILoveThesePeople - (Dean/Castiel)


4 Times Sam Walked in on Dean and Cas Having Sex and 1 Time He Didn't by [ profile] daggomus_prime  - (Dean/Castiel) This is a short comic strip that is both brilliantly drawn and hilarious. It's also quite NSFW. 

Worship by [ profile] lolryne  - (Dean/Castiel) Just all-around gorgeous - and quite sweet.


Bone by [ profile] apokteino  - (Dean/Castiel) Not for the squeamish or those wishing for a sweet, fluffy read, this is DARK stuff. Torture and psychological devastation. Such a skillfully written, incredibly powerful piece, though. Incisive and uncompromising - a definite must-read. 

Summary: When Dean (raised from hell by some unknown force) and Sam stop the last seal from breaking, heaven decides to bring its own apocalypse. Late in the war, an angel with dark hair and striking blue eyes is captured, and Dean – Dean is his interrogator.

The Future as B-Movie / Bring Out Your Dead by [ profile] twoskeletons  and [ profile] unoshot  - (Gen) Another dark piece that is bold and bleak and possessed of a sort of frantic desperation that is incredibly compelling; another powerful read.

Summary: In the middle of the zombie apocalypse, the vampires multiply and zero in on Cas. / This future isn't much better than that other one. / Surviving the Monsterpocalypse 101 / Worst road trip ever.
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Oh, the angst. The sweet, sweet angst. With bonus h/c and an epic post-apocalyptic storyline? What could be better? A PODFIC of such a story - that could be better! With great delight, I am pleased to rec ....

Thursday's Child by [ profile] strangeandcharm , read by [ profile] alchemynerd - 12+ hours of hurty goodness! Yes, you read that right - 12+ hours! The story is Dean/Castiel, an AU in which Dean managed to kill Lucifer when he was in Sam's body. I've actually read the story twice before - so enjoyable!  [ profile] alchemynerd 's voice is very pleasant. The recording is clear, as is the reader's diction, and her pacing is careful without being plodding. 

The Eagle

I actually hadn't heard of The Eagle before my dear [ profile] ariadnes_string  posted a lovely little piece of slashy h/c - The Place You Are - some time ago (highly recommended!), but as soon as I saw that it was - 1. historical, 2. Roman, and 3. filled with fine looking men, I was ALL OVER IT. [ profile] jaxie12  has done several excellent podfics in this fandom (here). And also, one of my favorite readers produced this enjoyable piece:

Suffer, Spasm, Strain by [ profile] onelittlesleep , read by dodificus. dodificus has a lovely accent and unhurried pacing. She doesn't do near enough podfics, I'm afraid! This particular story is so compelling and unusual - and it clocks in at only around 15 minutes. 
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 To all who commented and commiserated and read my story and were generally INCREDIBLY AND COMPLETELY AWESOME during my last post I wanted to say thank you so much! I feel immensely better for having such kind and wonderful friends! Sometimes it seems as though I am just a faceless cog in the wheel of life, chugging along and never really contributing or making a difference in any way, shape, or fashion, so to hear that I'm appreciated and valued is the best possible medicine. So, again, thank you!!

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Cleaning out my office and I have a few audio CDs that I no longer want. If you're interested in them I'll send them to you free of charge (even if you're outside of the US, although it may take a while to get to you):

The Mindful Way Through Depression
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
The Art of Choosing
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I love my dad. I really do, despite the few (okay 58,000,905) issues I have had growing up. Now he's in his 70s and life is getting tough. I called him to wish him a happy Father's Day and this is what he said:
  • I can't see
  • I can't breathe
  • I don't even get enjoyment out of TV anymore
  • The world is going to hell
  • I hate life and hope to die soon
Sigh. Someone kick my ass if I ever become that negative, okay?

Our daughter got my husband a beer holster for Father's Day. He's planning all the places he can use it (meetings of the homebrew club, parties, etc.).

Oh, family. You are a neverending source of trauma amusement.


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