I don't do RPF, but if I did...

Oct. 22nd, 2017 11:04 am
istia: john and rodney of sga hugging (sga | mcshep hug)
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Andy Lincoln/Norman Reedus would be the 1st in line! The Walking Dead returns tonight for S8 & I watched the 800 Special: Behind the Dead, which is the cast & crew talking about the show. Includes clips from actors no longer on the show, which is nice! They all say they're a big family. They have a "death dinner" whenever a main character is killed off because they're going to miss the actor so much. Aww.

In the middle of which, we get another nod to the particularly epic friendship I posted a pic of previously.

Now 3some w/ added JDM! )

♥ ♥ ♥

FFA sometimes provides fun links to stuff I'd never see on my own. Today was a pointer to this twitter gem by Ben Daniels, who plays Marcus in The Exorcist: I can't for the life of me see why people ship these two. LOL! Great pics, Ben, thank you kindly!

Ben's Marcus, btw, is more-or-less canonically gay. He's a defrocked priest. Alfonso Herrera's Tomas is still a priest, but that doesn't really slow him down much. :) And, as Ben points out, it's virtually impossible not to ship these 2!

Pre cleaning person cleaning

Oct. 22nd, 2017 11:59 am
celli: a bed and bedside table, with a journal lying open on the bed (home)
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I folded and spindled my budget to add a cleaning person for three hours once a month for various physical and mental reasons. Of course, there's some decluttering etc that needs to get done before she gets here in two hours:

* load dishwasher
* declutter kitchen counter
* toss nonfunctional cat feeder
* garbage/recycling off windowsill
* empty cat food cans in recycling

* declutter misc surfaces
* hang up hoodies
* get dressed

* clothes on bed to be done while she's here
* wipe down sink (it's a little embarrassing)
* garbage & recycling out
* hit a nearby ATM for tip and laundry money

Totes doable, right?

Gunpowder 101 (BBC)

Oct. 21st, 2017 09:29 pm
istia: a flower-printed hand with 2 fingers raised in peace sign (x | peace sign)
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This new miniseries is so far up my alley that we're rolling around ecstatically together in the blind end!

I'm amused that Kit Harrington both had a hand in creating the show & cast himself in the lead role. Heh. Mark Gatiss is playing a nicely manipulative Cecil. It's bloody & gory & vicious, but, hey, it's early-modern England! That should serve as its own trigger warning.

Only 2 more episodes, but I'm looking forward to the shenanigans on both sides. Whee!

5 for Friday

Oct. 20th, 2017 10:44 pm
istia: clint barton in sunglasses closeup (avengers | clint sunglasses closeup)
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Today's [community profile] thefridayfive questions.

1. What book frightened you as a young person?

I'm blanking. I suspect that if a book were frightening me, I'd've just stopped reading it, then wipe it out of my head. I was a big advocate of the ostrich head-in-the-sand method of dealing w/ unpleasant things when I was a kid. Okay, still am.

2. If you had to become a "living book" (ie, able to recite the contents of a book cover-to-cover upon request--reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be?

My memory's so bad I probably couldn't retain a sonnet, never mind a book. But pretending I have the recall for such a task, I'd likely go for a Cherryh (to nobody's surprise ever!). Probably Cyteen, Foreigner, or Cloud's Rider.

3. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid?

I always loved The Wizard of Oz & watched it each year when it aired at Xmas, but the flying monkeys terrified me! Oh, my gods. No idea why; the witch didn't scare me or traipsing thru the dark woods. But even though I never watched the monkey parts after the 1st time, I had nightmares about those freaky little buggers. Ack!

4. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch?

Bambi. My family spoilt me for the animal death & unhappiness in that movie when I was young--because they knew I couldn't stand that kind of thing--for which I've been eternally grateful at being able to avoid this movie entirely.

5. Do you have any phobias?

I'm a common & garden phobic: Spiders, & other bugs that move fast & have many legs, always make me jump & my heart race, at least when they're in my space. I'm not sure I'd go so far as to say it's a phobia, just that I really don't like to have them near me (inside; I'm fine w/ sharing the great outdoors w/ them).

The Days We Break: Chapter Two

Oct. 20th, 2017 09:32 pm
fall_into_your_sunlight: Tim mcgee looking down and shy (Tim)
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Chapter Two )

The Days We Break

Oct. 20th, 2017 09:13 pm
fall_into_your_sunlight: Tim mcgee looking down and shy (Tim)
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Title: The Days We Break
Pairing: Gen
Author: honor_reid
Ratings: Mature
Length: 44,412
Warnings: Violence against a child/teen, past neglect and abuse mentions.  Also mentions of underage prostitution, nothing graphic.
Author's Note: Sequel to my story Marching On, which I suggest you read first and can be found here.  A huge thank you to my beta  naemi who really brought this story to another level and who is very patient with me.  Thank you so much to my artist pe1804 they gave me such gorgous art that really captured the story I am trying to tell.  Also thank you to the mods for organizing this challenge! The title is from the song Marchin' On by One Republic.  Written for ncis_bang.  Also for hc_bingo, square: phobias, table here.

Summary: It has been a month since Timothy was abandoned by his mother and sent to live with his father, Leroy Jethro Gibbs.  As Tim settles in to a very different life, he gets to know his new family, makes his first friend, and searches for his mom.  This leads to a very dangerous confrontation.
We'll have the days we break
And we'll have the scars to prove it
We'll have the bonds that we save
But we'll have the heart not to lose it

-Marching On by One Republic
Chapter One )


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Hello, [personal profile] kayim,

Hope you had a fabulous birthday and Pegasus was inspired to create a few icons for you.

Below are seven Killjoys D'avin Jaqobis icons for you.

All Icons this way )


Oct. 18th, 2017 12:34 pm
istia: profile of clay mosby of lonesome dove: the outlaw years (ld | mosby profile)
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Haven't read anything much to report on since I'm still having problems w/ concentration, which is also hindering my attempts to write & vid, both of which I really want to do.

To help the writing along, I've signed up for the annual November challenge at [community profile] mini_wrimo. I've pledged to write 100 words a day next month. Since I'm now on my 597th day of daily writing at 750words.com, writing 100 a day will be a breeze! But I intend those 100 to be specifically creative fic, not just my stream-of-consciousness life babbles & to-do lists that 750words.com gets. So fingers crossed that next month will be at least somewhat productive!

Minor me )

More media I've been consuming.

Alias Grace )

Speaking of Canadian content, Eric McCormack's Travelers is back for its 2nd season. It's a team show about 5 time-travellers who come back to our present from a dystopic future to try to change how things will go. Along w/ McCormack, the cast includes fannishly known Cdn actors Enrico Colantoni (Elias in Person of Interest), Ian Tracey, Teryl Rothery (SG1) & Amanda Tapping. Pretty good 201 to start off the new season as things get ever more complicated for our group. Cdn show, but aimed at the US market, so it's set in some vague US city, though 201 does have an amusing, inexplicable shout-out:

DAVID: The Indian lady who lives next door [said] that the person who came to her apartment was a stocky, bald man w/ a thick Canadian accent. [pause] Those Canadians, man, you gotta watch out.

& in yet more Cdn content, whee, Frontier returns tonight for its 2nd season! I'm looking forward to the further adventures in Rupert's Land in the 1700s as the Brits, 1st Nations, & Americans fight for the lucrative fur rights held by the Hudson's Bay Company. Also looking forward to hopefully more of the great slashiness in S1.

Speaking of extreme slashiness, Exorcist is airing S2, but I'm saving the episodes till I can binge watch them later. Marcus/Tomas, don't let me down!

Supernatural 1301 )

Movies & Specials )

October blows

Oct. 17th, 2017 05:34 pm
celli: "You know what? I am absolutely out of my fool goddamn mind, and I am going to OWN THAT SHIT." (crazycakes)
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#ptsd #sexualassault #Weinstein

cut for the above )

fic report

Oct. 15th, 2017 09:45 pm
celli: A black cat with a Santa hat on, tilting its head, captioned "Whatcha Writin'? Yuletide" (Yuletide kitty)
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Between a tax deadline and a ptsd episode, I haven't been able to write much, except for that yuletide treat which is my indulgence fic.

* Coursera Character week 2 story (326/300-600)

* Coursera Character week 3 story (0/700-1000)
* Coursera Character week 4 story (0/1000)
* Yuletide story (0/1000+)
* Yuletide treat #1 (777/1000+)


* PODSA mpreg (2264/whatever)
* Star Wars auction fic (713/1000+)
* PODSA Victory Eve sequel (110/whatever)
* AIRPF AU with [personal profile] rajkumari905 (3316/whatever)
* AIRPF auction fic (0/1000+)

Friday 5

Oct. 14th, 2017 09:32 pm
istia: john sheppard walking in flowery meadow (sga | john meadow)
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Yesterday's [community profile] thefridayfive questions

Sing sing )

Media Monday

Oct. 9th, 2017 11:54 pm
istia: opie of sons of anarchy (soa | opie)
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The tail end of a bright, sunny, warm Thanksgiving Day! I got sufficient sleep (for once) & have eaten too much, including some sugary stuff, which I haven't had for a couple of years. In all, a good day.

Has anyone seen the film 6 Days (2017)? It's about the hostage taking at the Iranian Embassy in London in the 1980s, during Thatcher's reign. I watched it because it stars Jamie Bell &, tra la!, MS! (MS's role is small, but it's always fun to see him & hear that voice.)

I really enjoyed it. Pacing is great & it's told from several povs: the negotiator's; the terrorist he communicates & forms a bond w/; a BBC reporter (female); & the SAS assault team, including Jamie Bell's character. I don't recall much about that incident, so no idea how accurate it is, but it really held my attention as an good actioner, including the SAS scenes hitting my competency kink over & over.

Quick, scrambled thoughts on a few shows I'm currently watching, or have sampled:

The Good Doctor: I'm enjoying this hospital drama about an autistic resident, Shaun Murphy. The acting is good all round & I'm enjoying getting to know all the characters. Even the less pleasant ones are becoming rounded, now into the 3rd episode. But the show's lynchpin is, of course, Shaun, & he's darned appealing.

The Brave: also enjoying this action show focusing on a team. Very team-y. Very nice secret ops team w/ Anne Heche playing their commander. :) I like every single person on the team, which is my idea of success.

SEAL Team: similar action show focusing on a team led by David Boreanz. Not nearly as much to my personal taste as The Brave. Too much focus on their family life, which bores me. When I watch an action show, a team show, I want the team.

The Inhumans: yet another superhumans show, but I tuned in just in case it appealed to me. Then I discovered it stars Ken Leung & Iwan Rheon & got all excited! I've liked Iwan Rheon since The Misfits; Simon was my favourite character. And while I've seen & enjoyed Ken Leung in various shows, various characters, he's always Miles in my head (in Lost).

Unfortunately... Read more... )

Outlander: for anyone, like me, watching only for gay Lord John Grey, episodes 303 & 304 are ace. Lots of interaction between him & Jamie, his crush. Unrequited, of course.

But 305 is a dead loss on the Jamie/John front, & since-- Spoiler )

What else have I tried of new shows? Oh, The Gifted, yet another show about select individuals w/ superpowers. Not that I'm against all such shows! I loved The Tomorrow People, for instance. But The Gifted focuses on self-centred people who only suddenly care about something when it directly affects them. Read more... )

celli: "That's what I was going to say, only my version had more confused flailing." (what she said)
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* Coursera Setting week 4 story (508/500-750)
* Coursera Character week 1 story (394/400)
* PODSA gift story (1781)

Three in the Bed (933 words) by celli
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pod Save America (RPF)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jon Lovett/Jon Favreau/Tommy Vietor
Characters: Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor
Additional Tags: Bedsharing, Glasses, Light Dom/sub, sex tears
There's just so much going on - in one week we got Lovett tweeting bedsharing jokes, Lovett's glasses, Lovett fake crying, and "handsome people" telling Lovett what to do in "my work AND home life." So this fic happened. End of summary.

* Coursera Character week 2 story (0/300-600)

* PODSA mpreg (2264/whatever)
* Star Wars auction fic (713/1000+)

* PODSA Victory Eve sequel (110/whatever)
* AIRPF AU with [personal profile] rajkumari905 (3316/whatever)
* AIRPF auction fic (0/1000+)
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