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Jun. 23rd, 2017 10:47 am
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Yesterday I got the most adorable postcard from [livejournal.com profile] gh0sts. Thank you so much. It was such a lovely surprise ♥

Lets see, in the last week or so I've seen The Mummy, which was okay and Gifted which I liked a lot. Started to watch The Handmaid's Tale, which led to me reading a forum post about the show which included recs for books in that genre, so ended up downloading and reading Only Ever Yours which I gobbled down in a few days, all the time thinking, no, no, this is horrible and wrong.

Talking about reading. I abandoned that Musketeer story I mentioned a few posts back. It wasn't the constant crying that defeated me, even though that was irritating, it was because the writer was posting as a WIP and obviously started changing the story depending on what people said comments. Due to that they ended up constantly contradicting things that had been stated as fact earlier just so they could change the story going forward. I mean, own what you're writing, if someone doesn't like what you've written, that's on them not you. It was so frustrating and in the end I just gave in -- and then started to read a horribly melodramatic mpreg instead.

Looking through my open tabs I found a gdocs draft of the story I started and then abandoned for the wingfic picfor1000 Way bros idea. So I finished it. I need to give it a look over and will probably post it. It's just a bit of fluff, but it's a shame to just leave it sitting there. Though I may go see if I can match it to a bingo prompt first #cheat

It doesn't happen often with both of them working shifts, but both Kayleigh and James were at work the last two days so I had to take mam to a dentist appointment on Tuesday and then yesterday to an appointment to the chest clinic. The dentist went fine, and then yesterday she got mixed news. The tumour in her lung has shrank a little, but her oxygen levels are so low she's going to be started on home oxygen from next week. I think we all knew it was coming, and hopefully it won't be a 24/7 thing but more of a top-up, but she's still upset.

While at the hospital we bumped into my dad's brother who'd been there for a post op check. We talked a while, then when he left mam asked who it was and I told her, uncle Allen. She was astounded, and apparently hasn't seen him since she divorced my dad, so over 30 years ago. I wondered why he seemed a bit tense and she said nothing.

Corey's having more issues with his wisdom tooth so has been calling often over the last two days. He couldn't get an appointment at his own dentist until Monday, so has been trying to get an emergence dental appointment in Newcastle, and after going to the walk in dentist this morning at 8am, finally has a card to say he can go back and wait from 1 this afternoon. Hopefully they can do something then, and if not, has kept the Monday appointment just in case.

I went to a walk to High Force with James, stopping off at the ford first where I had a plodge. It was funny as we met and chatted to a couple there, and then a few hours later met them again at the falls, where the guy offered to take our photo.

Mam got her new car on Monday. Kayleigh is her designated driver, so we took both of them to the garage to pick it up, and while there we were checking out all the new cars. We don't change until Dec next year, so don't even need to start looking until this time next year, but you know, we were there, so why not have a look around? And I have to say, it's such a good feeling to realise I could easily fit into any car, even the smaller kinds, and seat belts fastened with room to spare even in the back seats. When we do actually pick, the only thing we need to think of space wise is whether James' wheelchair will fit in the boot. Nothing else. That was such a rush.

Mog on the Tyne have two new kittens. Want to guess where we'll be going next week? :D
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Title: Most Tourists Suck, But I Guess You Don't
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Margo_Kim
Reader: [archiveofourown.org profile] Chestnut_filly
Fandom: Spirited Away and Lilo & Stitch
Pairing: Lilo/Chihiro
Rating: G
Summary: "It was a normal enough day at Nani’s cafe, except for the part where one girl nearly ripped the place apart looking for her mouse. That got Lilo’s attention."
Length: 11:53

Mediafire link

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Turning In Your Draft

Jun. 22nd, 2017 10:15 pm
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Rough drafts are due JULY 1st! As long as it's still July 1st somewhere in the world, you are good.

Click here to see how long you have until the deadline in your time zone.

If we don't have an email or draft from you by the deadline, we will assume you have dropped out. No hard feelings; good luck next time!

Fine Print )
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Fandom: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Sera
Content Notes/Warnings: None
Medium: Drawing
Artist on DW/LJ: NA
Artist Website/Gallery: Tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: I think this captures Sera's energy, and it's a pretty interesting style.
Link: Sera’s way of the tempest

Mr. Tumnus by Tavicat (SFW)

Jun. 20th, 2017 07:04 pm
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Fandom: Narnia
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Mr Tumnus and the Lamp Post
Content Notes/Warnings: n/a
Medium: watercolours?
Artist on DW/LJ: n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: [deviantart.com profile] tavicat

Why this piece is awesome: This is such a cute work. I love the Christmas decorated Lamp Post and Mr Tumnus sweet little face.

Link: Mr. Tumnus
turlough: Mikey & Gerard Way, photoshoot by Justin Borucki late summer-early autumn 2003 ((mcr) your dreams and your hopeless hair)
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He knocks on the door, worried he's not going to be able to enter. Technically the room belongs to the university, but he is paying for it. Mikey's not sure where the supernatural deterrent stops. Gerard solves the problem by muttering "come in, you fucking idiot" when he sees it's him.

Gerard starts ranting the moment the door is closed, where the fuck has he been and mom and dad are worried sick and I don't care if high school sucks, if you don't graduate you're fucked and you've only got two months left anyway, and Mikey can tell he's never going to shut up so he does the simple thing. He kisses him.

Or, at least he tries. He doesn't have his tongue in Gerard's mouth for more than a second before Gerard's backing away. "What the fuck?"

Mikey is struck with an urge to break his neck. It's not anything evil and vampiric; he used to get the same feeling when Gerard took the last sip of coffee from his mug and he had to make a new one to finish getting his fix.


- [archiveofourown.org profile] gala_apples' Blood... It's Everything
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Fandom: SGA (AUs)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: loobeeinthesky on LJ
Artist Website/Gallery: littlestarfighter's art on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: I'm playing catch-up with SGA-AU recs here, and this is another by loobeeinthesky - this one's on LJ and might otherwise be hard to locate. It's an Earth-based AU, with John as a missing C&W singer and Rodney either looking for him or aiding and abetting him. The collage-style art tells a gripping story all by itself, and as ever the likenesses are amazing. It's really excellent.
Link: link to art 
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Fandom: SGA (AUs)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital painting
Artist on DW/LJ: loobeeinthesky on LJ
Artist Website/Gallery: littlestarfighter's art on tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: Sorry I'm so late with the recs this month - overloaded with a big challenge. I'm doing SGA alternate universe art this month, and this one is completely awesome - John and Rodney as WWII pilots in the Battle of Britain! John's in trouble as usual, and Rodney's keeping a stiff upper lip, but he's looking pretty worried. The likenesses are amazing, and they're both so dashing! 
Link: McShep Battle of Britain (link to just the pic itself is here)

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Jun. 17th, 2017 10:42 am
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We had excellent news yesterday when we found out James had been awarded the enhanced rate for both care and mobility when changing from DLA to PIP. Which means that he can both keep the car and also get a small raise in his care payments. I really don't think I realised how heavy a weight it was waiting for that decision before that weight was gone. I mean, no matter what we told ourselves, that things would probably be okay, there was a very good chance that they wouldn't. But now, all is good, and we don't have to worry about it again until 2021.

In the last week we've been to the Wetlands again. I love that place, all the baby birds were running around everywhere, and the walking is perfect, especially as they have an electric scooter James can use so we're not tied to short distances. We saw so many ducklings and goslings, and in one of the hides saw a jay and a woodpecker for the first time. Also, the otters had more babies, and they'd just been released into the public enclosure that week. As always I took photos when thinking about Turlough. Only two though as I've been photo happy on here lately. behind here. )

It's a beautiful day today and I'll be heading into the garden soon. It's looking great atm, I've potted out all the courgettes and the tomato plants are thriving in the greenhouse. As always I've too many so I'm going to pot out some of the smaller ones and put them outside.

We may go for a short drive later, but only very short as James is on night shifts and I'm a little lacking sleep-wise. I always tend to go to bed later when James is on night shifts, and then Corey pocket dialled the land line at 2am. So by the time I'd got in touch with him and settled down from my initial, 'omg, what's happened!?' reaction by watching some Food Network, it was 3am. I could have slept in of course, but somehow my body really doesn't like doing that and I was awake at my normal time.
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Fandom: Teenwolf
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Stiles Stilinski/Derek Hale
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: This has just such a lovely, delicate, sweetly romantic feel to it, created by the color and pose.
Link: untitled
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Fandom: Teenwolf
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Stiles Stilinski, Derek Hale
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital
Artist on DW/LJ:n/a
Artist Website/Gallery: tumblr
Why this piece is awesome: Okay, I def have a thing for cartoony/stylized artwork -- it's a skill I envy; these are great examples of that. They do a great job of straddling the realism/caricature line. I also just really love the expressions the artist captures -- worried/anxious Derek and completely over it Stiles.
Link: sketches

Meet Cute

Jun. 14th, 2017 11:03 pm
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Title: Meet Cute
Author: 
[archiveofourown.org profile] nirejseki 
Reader: [personal profile] reena_jenkins 
Coverartist: [personal profile] reena_jenkins 
Rating: PG-13
Fandoms: DC's Legends of Tomorrow (tv), The Flash (tv)
Pairings: Mick Rory/Leonard Snart
Warnings: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Always a Different Sex, Girl!Leonard Snart, Pre-Canon, First Meetings, Female Leonard Snart

Music: She is Beautiful, as performed by Andrew W.K.

Length: 00:37:05 

Author's Summary: Mick's always had a stupid thing for girls that are undeniably badass.

(featuring always-a-girl!Leonard Snart)


Download Link: You can download this podfic as an mp3 right over here (thanks for hosting me, [personal profile] paraka



***Mods, can you tag this for me? I couldn't find a tag for Legends of Tomorrow - does it get wrapped in with The Flash? Is there a DC's TV Universe tag that I missed? Thank you!***

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