Aug. 19th, 2017 09:02 pm
fall_into_your_sunlight: Tim mcgee looking down and shy (Tim)
[personal profile] fall_into_your_sunlight
 I totally forgot to submit my story for the art claim for the NCIS_Bang and now it's to late.  I have been so busy I completely forgot.  I got such gorgeous art last time.  This is totally depressing. 

oh, good, it's a to-do list

Aug. 19th, 2017 02:07 pm
celli: two bears hugging, captioned "wuv" (hugs)
[personal profile] celli
* finish picking up & taking out garbage & recycling (you're so close! you can do it!)
* dishes, dishes, dishes
* play with cat
* finish first draft of PODSA/SGA fusion
* write more PODSA mpreg
* review Star Wars OT3 and brainstorm last scene
* declutter
* put up CAT TREE OMG
* laundry
* pack
* litterbox

And that's done

Aug. 15th, 2017 05:17 pm
istia: a hatstand with curly arms (pros | hatstand)
[personal profile] istia
The Automated Hatstand is no more. I've deleted the MySQL database in which the efiction software operated. Tomorrow, the domain name will expire.

I'm relieved I was able to take it down deliberately, w/ warning ahead to the members & users, rather than its simply degrading technologically & disintegrating. *g* That would've happened at some point & I wouldn't have been able to fix it because no tech skills, me. I only barely managed, after a lot of reading & trying stuff out, to get it up & running in the 1st place (to my astonishment then & now!).

OTW Board Election

Aug. 12th, 2017 05:11 pm
istia: duck with blue umbrella and text "otw" (otw | umbrella)
[personal profile] istia
I thought the OTW had a graphic about voting somewhere, but I can't find any sign of one except for a now nonexistent graphic from the 2011 election. It would be nice to have a post-voting OTW-specific image to proclaim:


3 Board members to be chosen from a pool of 6 candidates. See the 2017 Election page for info on all the candidates & their positions.

Voting ends on Monday, just under 2 days from right now according to a countdown clock on the page linked above. Please vote if you're an eligible member of the OTW!

gemspegasus: Art by Jasmine Becket Griffith (Default)
[personal profile] gemspegasus
Title: Gathering of Threads Conversation Snippet
Fandom: The Magnificent Seven (TV) - White Collar Fusion AU
Characters: Chris Larabee, Ezra Standish
Rating: Gen
Warnings: None
Word Count: 332 words

Author's Note: Written for: [community profile] mag7bingo:Chris: Honesty is the best policy

Read more... )

Fic: Counterpoise (Mag7)

Aug. 9th, 2017 07:39 pm
istia: feather pen and inkpot, text "zekiel" (x | feather pen zekiel)
[personal profile] istia
Counterpoise (2275 words) by Zeke Black
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Magnificent Seven (TV)
Relationships: Chris Larabee/Ezra Standish
Characters: Chris Larabee, Ezra Standish, Vin Tanner, Josiah Sanchez, Nathan Jackson, J. D. Dunne, Buck Wilmington
Additional Tags: Old West, POV Chris Larabee

Chris has a firm plan for how he intends to spend the evening. Unfortunately, the rest of the Seven has entirely different intentions.

Reading Wednesday

Aug. 9th, 2017 08:25 am
istia: john young of the tomorrow people (us) (ttp | john closeup)
[personal profile] istia
Just read

I finally finished Janet Morris's Thieves' World tie-in novel that I've been bathroom-reading for weeks, or possibly months: Tempus and His Right-Side Companion, Niko!

Only, hilariously, I finished it to discover it's not actually that book. It's the later book in the series called The Sacred Band! Which I had been intending to read next. So much lol.

Anyway, I enjoyed it, though there's no m/m in it despite my expectations. No actual women in it either though there's a fair amount of m/f: it's all between men & goddesses. The only females in the book are sprites & goddesses & powerful necromancers. A few references to unnamed whores, who are human, but they play no actual role.

Wikipedia link to the Sacred Band of Stepsons Series, which does a better job than I can of explaining this universe. Morris wrote her 1st short story in this universe in 1981, the latest book in 2012.

Currently reading

Ahem: the actual Tempus and His Right-Side Companion, Niko. *g* This book is less than half as long as the later one, so shouldn't take me nearly as long. Also, I'm already immersed in the world. I enjoy the characters & their universe. And the powerful love all the pair-bonded main characters have for their partners, their strongest & most important & enduring relationships.

Next up

No idea right now. Something else frothy & easy to digest probably, given my current concentration problems. Also possibly something nonfiction.

Happy BC Day!

Aug. 7th, 2017 02:11 pm
istia: dreamwidth dreamsheep wearing the flag of british columbia (x | dreamsheep bc flag)
[personal profile] istia
I feel impelled to post just because it's a holiday for BC Day today & a rare chance to use my icon featuring the BC provincial flag. *g*

Another warm, sunny day in a summer of record drought while the province burns.

Wildfires )

I can't get warm today! Which is a strange complaint to have on such a day. Current temperature here in the city is 23C (73F), which is about average for us at this time of year. I've turned off my fan & am wearing my warmest sweater, which is just bizarre. I'm hoping to stave off a cold since that seems to be the only possible reason I could be freezing. I was fine yesterday.

In better news: I've written a fic! A complete story, over 2000 words. As w/ all my recent fare, a very thin, not-much idea, but at least it's an idea I got yesterday & actually managed to write in its entirety last evening. Today I'm reading it over & editing. I've done the US spellcheck & have just run the Smart-Edit scan in PageFour, which catches repeated phrases & repeated words. The story's so short that the phrase scan has managed to find little repetition, so that was an easy edit!

The most repeated word is, lol, "smoke"! 7 uses in 2100 words. None are changeable, though, so they'll all stay. Next 2 most common words are 5 instances each of "bar" & "whiskey". I bet you can now guess what fandom it's in. :)

I'll probably post it later, though I dislike the ending. Not the whole ending, just the all-important final line. I try to go out w/ a bang, not a whimper, but creativity is still mostly eluding me.

If I can't think of a better final line while editing, I'll keep trying & will edit the story after posting if I come up w/ something better in the next few days. I usually edit bits & pieces after posting as better phrases occur to me on rereading & reflection. Even when I take days to edit something & let it sit for weeks, I still somehow find stuff to improve--hence edit--after posting.

I hope you all had enjoyable weekends!

What a week!

Aug. 6th, 2017 11:22 pm
celli: a girl sitting on a pink carpet partially covered in crumpled-up pieces of paper (writing work)
[personal profile] celli
This last week I a)finished moving offices at work, b) attended VividCon, c) wrote A FEW THOUSAND WORDS of fic, wtf.

Work is work and needs no mention, really, just - ow my back.

VVC was great - I got to see so many people and this year tried to actually sit down with as many of them as possible. I still didn't get to spend as much time as I wanted with everyone, but I never do, and I have my eye on a couple of people for next year. :D I even saw a vid show, which I don't always do (Inspiration <3) and found time to get some cross-stitch and some writing done.

So much writing! I added scenes to two of my PSA RPF WIPs this week (a threesome and an SGA AU) and started a third (mpreg) (I don't know, why should I know how I end up writing these things). I'm writing on my lunch hour at work and at home and oops dishes nee/d to be done one of these days. *g* I also signed up for a class through Coursera that starts and preps you for NaNo! My goal this year: more than my 5K existing words on the novel. I have a low bar by design - any extra pressure and I get panicky. And then there's my Star Wars and AI RPF (x2) WIPs...
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