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I know I linked this over on Twitter, but for those of you who aren't on there (or who are avoiding it tonight b/c of the overabundance of tweets about the Teen Wolf finale):

GO WATCH THIS VIDEO! It's a multifandom fanvid set to We Didn't Start the Fire, and there are SO MANY CLIPS in it. The video itself made me happy but I kinda wanna watch it again to see if I can name all the clips without looking at the list that the vidders posted, lol.
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Because we all need some cheer in our lives...

[livejournal.com profile] alafaye (friend of a friend) is hosting The Cheering Up Meme.

Go, leave a prompt, look over the ones that are there and if you see some thing that inspires you, write it or draw it or whatever. Anything goes, let's spread some smiles! :)

There is also a Girl!Direction fic fest going on, if that's something you're interested in.
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I was going to tell yall about the awesomely hilarious zombie apocalypse conversation that the boys and I had on the way home from dinner, but it was too much to type out. Let's just say, my kids are awesome. Instead, LINKS!

I accidentally came across this via Twitter, but I kinda love it: Written? Kitten! - for those times when you have trouble focusing on getting stuff written, you get rewarded for every 100 (or 200 or 500 or 1000, whatever you choose) words with a pic of a kitten! How cool is that?

I'm pretty sure this also came from Twitter: Colson Whitehead's How to Write

Things that I want but don't need AT ALL, including Retropolis T-shirts and geeky bras.

Speaking of things I want, I have a running list of possible fic prompts (usually from song lyrics, yall know me) and/or titles that don't have a home (seriously, this list has been building forever, waiting for the right fandom/character(s)/idea/inspiration). The most recent additions:
*"Their powers make them super; their choices make them human."
*The truth is you could slit my throat, And with my one last gasping breath I'd apologize for bleeding on your shirt.
*"I'm too sober for this shit." (which could really be the prompt to fit any and every pairing/fandom)
* No matter how many breaths that you took you still couldn't breathe
* This is the first song for your mixtape. It's short just like your temper, but somewhat golden like the afternoons we used to spend before you got too cool...
* Save me cause i’m falling, now i can’t seem to breathe right, Cause I keep runnin' from my heart.
* "We can't control the wind, but when it blows, we can turn our sails towards it."

There is a Multi-Fandom Olympics AU Ficathon, if anyone is interested.

FIC RECS!

If Heaven's Hypothetical by impertinence & shoemaster
Hockey RPF (which I still don't know, I read it like original fic)
Jeff runs away from Toronto and finds himself homeless in Raleigh, where he accidentally starts serving eggs to Eric Staal.

Pizza and a Movie by Closer (part of the Pizza-Verse)
Suits AU
In an alternate universe, Harvey's still a lawyer but Mike's not a pot runner -- he's a deliveryman for Rollo's Pizza and Ribs, which happens to be Harvey's favorite pizza place. Once Harvey finds out his pizza guy is a genius, Mike's life takes a few turns he would not have expected...

The Time to Find a Place to Land by BlackEyedGirl
Avengers
By Phil’s count, this is his third attempt at bringing the Avengers together, although he will admit his participation in the second attempt was more symbolic than anything else. He hadn’t expected Stark to be the easiest sell, or Barton to be the most problematic, but things have changed since he’s been away. [Movie spoilers.]
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Hey, you guys. Do yall know [livejournal.com profile] pecos? She was one of my first LJ friends, way back in LotR fandom a million years ago, but more than that, she is an amazing person. Seriously, she is one of the most warm-hearted, genuine, friendly, generous people I have ever met in my entire LIFE. (for values of "met" that took place solely on the internet)

Anywho. [livejournal.com profile] pecos lives in Aurora, and she works at a bookstore that is super close to the theater where all the shit happened last week. All week long, I've been wishing I could do something more than offer her virtual hugs and heart comments left on LJ and FB (b/c we all know that my default when I have no words is ♥). She has made it easy for me to do just that.

She is going to collect postcards from whereever (hopefully from a lot of whereevers, because this is the internet, you guys, and this is such an easy thing for us to do, to put some words of encouragement on a postcard and drop it in the mail) and make an album of them to share with the Aurora community.

If you'd like to be part of it, check out her post here. Thanks!
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One week from now, we'll be sitting in the ridiculously hot civic center being bored by graduation speeches. Also, I'm totally gonna cry. I can't believe my teenagers are graduating!! (Well, Hallie is technically already graduated since she was homeschooled, and Chrissy graduates on Friday b/c she's at a different school, but Harley and Johnathan and Jamie graduate next week.) That wasn't the point of this entry though.

I'm not really identifying with a particular fandom these days, which is kinda weird. I mean, I still belong to fandom as a whole, and I've got my fingers in various fandom pies, lol, but I don't have a primary fandom right now.

I'm in the slow process of moving all my fics over to a fic journal. Rereading some of them makes me want to delete everything I ever wrote, haha, but some of them surprise me that I actually LIKE them. Apparently I'm not as bad as I thought?

I have a mostly written fics on my laptop for Being Human (the US version), Shameless (also the US version), and Jesse/Andrew (yes, the kitten!fic). I also have fic that I'm not writing for a fandom I'm not in, lol. Looking at the tabs that I have open on firefox right now, there's a bbb, an old SPN fic, several GK fics, one of my own GK fics, a couple fast&furious fics, and a couple original fics. Oh, and instructions on making a diaper cake. Amy's baby shower is Saturday.

Also, this time last year, I had just returned from Texas and [livejournal.com profile] asimplechord had made me start watching GK, so I had to get links for the rest of GK. Technically that makes this my anniversary of GK-do, I guess? So my plans for this evening involve rewatching GK and pretending that the Real World doesn't exist right now.

Love yall!
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I overheard someone today say "Don't be an asshole, asshole," and it made me all <3333 even though they obviously weren't thinking the same thing I was. But it made me think about fanfics that I quote on a regular basis. Obviously, sbp is at the top of that list. Duh. But also on that list is Forever Now (your face isn't how zombies attack!), that Beyond the Sea bbb from last year (we're not shiny anymore, but we're tasty!), the popslash fish fic (LET'S GO EXPLORING!), the one where Justin lays eggs (Clutch? I'm obviously too lazy to go look up proper names and quotes, lol.), and probably a few more that I'm forgetting right now. But the point is, I wanna know what some of your favorite fanfic quotes are and/or where they come from. What say you?

(Also, let me tell you about my hoiday card fail. I just mailed out the last of my cards today, so some of them are going to be late. And I forgot to put my LJ name on them, so I hope yall know my name & my kids' names, otherwise you're gonna be confuzzled.)
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Haha, I love it when fandoms collide. :)

On VickyT's latest blog, she mentions knowing Matthew Gray Gubler. :)
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It amuses me how 3762 fangirls got twitters yesterday just because of some random guys in some band no one's heard of, lol. I actually got a twitter yesterday too, but that's my cousin Dana's fault and happened before I saw the MCR updates. Still, I kinda really wanna send bob some crazy message just because he's adorable and answering everyone, even though he claims to be twittering while he's driving.

Today was the day from hell at work. Tomorrow looks to be worse. Idek, yall. I don't really wanna talk about it, b/c the more I think about it the more pissed off I get. Same with the Tinsley situation. I am so ready for this four day weekend.

*hearts*

Oh, and can anyone direct me to some information on like How to Sell Things on Ebay for Dummies?
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Hold me Sam flist!

HUGS!!!!

I think that we all need hugs and ice cream and comfort foods to recover from tonights episode. So, a hug meme sounds about right.

There may be spoilers for the season finale of Supernatural in the comments.

And even if you're not a SPN fan, come join us! I love group hugs, especially with other people!!!
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2 things.

1. The new round of [livejournal.com profile] slashfest opens in an hour and a half -- midnight EST -- for prompts/requests. Remember you can request up to three different pairings, so be sure to come play! Requests will be taken until 11:59pm EST on January 8th and claiming starts 12:01am EST on January 11th.

2. [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000 put up new fic over at [livejournal.com profile] tabby_and_iris! Laundry Run is Mikey/Alicia set in the Epic Love Story 'verse. Go read! (well, go read if you don't mind het, b/c I know some of yall aren't into that)

Now, the remaining parts of Star Shaped have been posted over at [livejournal.com profile] passe_simple, so guess what I'm going to do?
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May is here. Finally. Fun things for May:

Umpteen more tball and soccer games
Avalanche games (yeah, apparently I'm bad luck b/c I didn't go last night & they won 11 to nothing. They scored 7 runs in one inning. WTF, guys?)
Safari Carnival @ Ronnie's school
Fishing Rodeo
Beth's Wedding
Harley's Awards Ceremony
Birthdays, including: [livejournal.com profile] phaballa, my nieces Trysen & Tonya, my uncle Mike, my sister Bessie, my brother RT, 5 of my cousins
RENO!

I'm working on a post for fanfic tunes for May. In the meantime, how about a roundup of what I did fandomy April?

What I wrote:

Jared's Ark
J2, 550 words
Summary: Um, Jared wants a bunny.
A/N: My [livejournal.com profile] alli_everyday asked me to write her J2 bunny fic one day, and at the time I had an idea for it that wasn't complete crack, but I lost it. So, I wrote this instead.


Doofus
Wincest, Adult, 1400 words
Summary: Sometimes Dean has to remind Sam there's no reason to be jealous.
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] wendy in response to this post. Myself and my betas all fail at titles. Obviously. This was saved as "doofus" in my fic files and apparently that's how it will forever been known. But it actually isn't half bad!


What I recced:

But Lately I See Her Ribbons and Her Bows by [livejournal.com profile] notthequiettype
Sam/Dean. Adult.
Dean wakes up as a girl in north Las Vegas. 8,800 words.

I can't remember the last time I laughed so fucking hard. Seriously. Plus there is really hot porn in it.

My Five Favorite Fics that I've Written
posted from a meme. HP, SPN, QaF, Criminal Minds

Six Months On by [livejournal.com profile] irisgirl12000
Criminal Minds, Reid-centric, 400ish words, spoilers for The Big Game & Revelations
I was supposed to write Reid & molecular biology for [livejournal.com profile] swedish15 and couldn't, so Iris loves me enough that she wrote it.

By Appointment Only by [livejournal.com profile] phaballa
aka the Jensen the Happy Hooker Crossover AU of DOOM
Fandoms: cw rps/popslash
Pairings: Jensen/JC, Jensen/Lance, Jensen/Jared, JC/Lance... they're HOOKERS, okay? They fuck a lot.
Rating: Adult
Summary: Jensen and Jared are hookers. JC is JC and Lance is Lance, except that everyone's having sex with Jensen. Well, not Chad. He's still too busy giving VDs to high school girls.
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Boo, babies. Hope yall are doing well!

My weekend was cram-packed full of stuff, but we had a GREAT time. I have pics that I want to post, but I'm too lazy to go downstairs so I'll do it tomorrow. Also? Ronnie had his first tball game today, and he was the first one at bat, and therefore the first one to cross home plate. Of course, in tball they don't count strikes or outs or runs, but still. I was quite proud.

My work schedule this week is gonna be crazy. Seriously, I think I'm working different hours everyday, and I actually have one of those jobs that's supposed to be 8 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. Oh well.

I did decide what to write for Sam's birthday (which is May 2nd, and [livejournal.com profile] wendy has put out a call for fic, in case you weren't aware). Now, if I could find time to sit at the computer and type. I need a laptop so I can sit out in the front yard with it. Harley spent the weekend reading H/D fic online. And the Naked Quidditch Match fic, b/c it's one of my favorites.

I, on the other hand, was reading something else entirely. Saturday night I was drinking & was chatting (if you can call it that -- I was just kinda observing and dropping in a random, completely nonsensical comment every now and then) with some of my favoritest peoples and talking to Z on the phone for a really long time and reading popslash. I blame [livejournal.com profile] phaballa, obviously, b/c she's way evil and it's her recs that I was reading, and I kinda love them and I think I'm hooked. I spent all evening yesterday reading popslash, and when I finished betaing tonight, my first thought was that [livejournal.com profile] phaballa has plenty more recs for me to work my way through. Even though there's soooo much more else that I could be or should be doing.

Between jumping on the trampoline with the kids Saturday and walking the trails (and off the trails) at Roaring Run yesterday (my baby brother was there, and he and I were reliving our childhood, I think, and trying to teach my kids bad things and scare my mom by climbing on the sides of the waterfalls and rocks, and crossing the creek on trees instead of the bridges), my whole body just kinda aches and it's not fun, so I'm gonna lay here in the floor in front of the computer and read more popslash find some thing to read. I'm kinda in the mood for some H/D, or quite possibly some Monaboyd. Hmmm...
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Happy February 3rd! The topic over at [livejournal.com profile] 14valentines for today is Body Image. Please, don't forget to stop by there & check out today's entries.

Your song for today, while not a schmoopy song, is a love song by Little Big Town that I absolutely love, and since I just got back from their concert, I'm sharing it. Bring It On Home

to bambu345 )

to best_of_five )

to bicrim )

to bionicaknee )

to blakeavich )

to brockssnow )

to ccmom )

to celisnebula )

Today's drabblet (it's over 100 words, so it's no longer a drabble, but it's not long enough to be a ficlet, so I dunno what to call it) is Criminal Minds.
pushed over from yesterday )


Today's recipe is PEANUT BUTTER SILK PIE )
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Our family plans for this afternoon got cancelled, which is kinda nice b/c it means I can hang around the house and be lazy. The wedding yesterday was so beautiful. I took a disposable camera b/c mom's digital is broken, but when I got there Tinsley gave me her digital and her mom's digital and said I was responsible for pictures, so I took one and our friend Margo took the other, and the boys took pictures with mine. A couple of the ones the boys took turned out really really good, though, so I'll post a few of them later (I took them to one hour photo this morning) and I'll post good pics when I get them from Tinsley. If anyone is interested in all the sappiness, I'll give details about the ceremony and the reception and everything later, too.

The actual reason for this post though is an apology to all my fellow OWLies for being completely absent lately. For the past couple months, staying here with mom, computer time hasn't been what it used to be. I do have the computer in my room now, but I usually don't go up there until after 11 or so. And I've actually had somewhat of a real life lately (incredible as that sounds) so I'm not around as much, and when I am I'm usually laying in front of the computer half dozing and half skimming LJ. And when I do have the time and the mental capabilities to visit the SL, there's nothing for me to do b/c yall are incredibly awesome. Still, I feel really really bad about not being around.

Starting tomorrow, I have a new schedule at work, so I'll be working from 8am to 4:30pm, which is so awesome I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am. But that means I'll have to go to bed earlier (no more of these IM conversations that go on until 4 or 5 am) but it also means that I've got to get the boys on a new schedule, so we're gonna shoot for a 9:00 bedtime, which means I'll have a couple hours in the evening to play during the weeknights. Weekends are kinda busy.

Some of you know that I lost my writing ability temporarily (but I did find it again, in case you didn't get the memo!) and I think part of the problem was that I was thinking too much about ME and my place in fandom and not about fandom as a whole, or at least not about my fandom families. I also think the porn kinda threw me off track. Don't get me wrong, I definitely don't mind writing the porn, but I miss writing plot. Actually, I really miss plotting. The past couple weeks, talking with [livejournal.com profile] swedish15 about Garden, talking with [livejournal.com profile] anael about something she's writing, talking with [livejournal.com profile] pixel_0 about Gather the Flies... that made me feel happier fandom-wise than I've felt in a long time.

I think there might have been some purpose behind me writing all this, but as I ramble (and holler at the kids in the backyard and keep an eye on the peach cobbler in the oven and talk to de on Y!M), I've forgotten what it was. Love and hugs for all of you, and I'll post some drabbles later, yeah?

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