25 April 2019 @ 08:14 pm

Title: I Love This Bar
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, OCs, Ryo.
Rating: PG
Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: Dee and Ryo’s favourite watering hole is being put up for sale, marking the end of an era.
Word Count: 1288
Content Notes: None needed.
Written For: Challenge 239: Bar at [community profile] fan_flashworks.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.

I Love This Bar... )
Current Mood: tired
Current Location: My Desk
25 April 2019 @ 07:44 pm

Title: Gloomy Day
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Jack, Owen, Others.
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: It’s the first nice day of the year and Ianto is gloomy because he’s unable to enjoy it.
Word Count: 500
Content Notes: None necessary.
Written For: Prompt 85: Bright at [community profile] anythingdrabble.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.

Gloomy Day... )
Current Location: My Desk
Current Mood: tired
25 April 2019 @ 01:56 pm
Brie Larson managed to get an all-star cast for her directorial debut, a small and sweet film about being your true self and not giving up on your dreams. Kit feels like a disappointment when she fails at art college and tries to fit into a normal life to make her parents happy, but wonders if there might be more out there when she gets an invitation to the mysterious Store. Samuel L Jackson is kinda boggling as the unicorn salesman, but Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford make a fantastic pair as Kit's parents. My favourite character, though, is Virgil from the hardware store, played with incredibly appealing understatement by Mamoudou Athie. He is particularly impressive in the nuanced way he portrays Virgil's desire to help and support Kit, while at the same time fearing for her mental health and financial security.

I don't think the film entirely works throughout, but overall it's pretty adorable and the emotionally satisfying climax did make me cry. Plus, unicorns!
we're all somewhere in the middle. cougar town. gen, with references to: andy/bobby, bobby/grayson, ellie/laurie, jules/ellie, jules/laurie. g. 321. ao3.
"i think we're all a little gay."

read more... )
24 April 2019 @ 09:16 pm
Characters: Brandili, her town and family
Type: Origfic, full of dragons, tough gay ladies, tough moms, and big gay feels
Wordcount: 3,540
Warnings: Juicy with angst and revenge, as all Brandili stories are. She's got a certain cadence that tends to read as campy, but it's very intentional.
Story: [community profile] everwood, set about 4-9 years ahead of just about every other story and comic in that community so far. (Major spoilers ahead! But maybe the rest of the story is better for them.)
Note: This will be cross-posted on [community profile] rainbowfic and [community profile] everwood once I'm done packing and moving; no time for the admin that goes with that right now!

Urdasvale was still sullenly smoking... )
24 April 2019 @ 07:18 pm
I'm on my 4th time through Guardian. I would LIKE to write some fic, but watching the show itself is so rewarding. I have no rewatch notes since I'm mostly just squeeing with new viewers. I keep reeling them in. It's MAGIC.
my heart is thrilled by the still of your hand (200 words) by smallredboy
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: House M.D.
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Eric Foreman/Greg House
Characters: Eric Foreman, Greg House
Additional Tags: Unresolved Romantic Tension, Stolen Moments, Double Drabble

House and Foreman talk after hours.

For [community profile] 100prompts & [community profile] doubledrabbles.
25 April 2019 @ 10:54 am
Voting ends tonight at 9pm EDT for the current round of LJ Idol. We only have four contestants left, so please help us out by reading the entries and voting! THANK YOU!

I got into work late because of a dentist's appointment, but I really should be thinking about sunblocking for biking soon, before it gets too hot. Biking near the office in summer is the worst. There is no freakin' shade! However, I DO have a bottle of water in the freezer here, assuming no one has thrown it away. I will be needing that...

Just realized I said "summer" up above, and it isn't even May yet. But these temperatures around 90o? That's definitely early summer weather. Stupid Sacramento climate!

Our 4-Runner got hit in the windshield by a tiny rock while driving on the freeway last fall. The chink was so low down and so dormant, I couldn't even see it for the longest time. I'd heard it, so it wasn's just theoretical. Late fall/early winter, cracks spread up-- including two that crossed over each other in an interesting winding pattern. Thhey stayed that way for months.

Until Tuesday's 88o day. While the car was sitting in the open sun at work, those cracks spread 10-12 more inches in a single day. :O

*sigh* I'm going to have to call a windshield dude...

24 April 2019 @ 07:51 pm

Title: The Presentation
Fandom: BtVS
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Giles, Buffy, Scoobies.
Rating: PG
Written For: Challenge 8: Conference at [community profile] doubledrabbles.
Spoilers/Setting: Hush.
Summary: Giles has information for Buffy and her friends on the latest menace threatening Sunnydale, so he calls a somewhat unorthodox meeting.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.

The Presentation... )
Current Location: My Desk
Current Mood: tired
24 April 2019 @ 07:28 pm

Title: Rings
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, Ted, Ryo.
Rating: G
Challenge: 137: On The Other Hand at [community profile] drabble_zone.
Spoilers/Setting: After Like Like Love.
Summary: Dee and Ryo don’t want anyone finding out they just got hitched.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: Double drabble.

Rings... )
Current Mood: tired
Current Location: My Desk
24 April 2019 @ 07:06 pm

Title: Enjoying Nature
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Jack, Ianto, Owen, Team.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 549: Nature at [community profile] tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Not everyone is happy about being out in the country.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.

Enjoying Nature... )
Current Location: My Desk
Current Mood: tired
24 April 2019 @ 02:13 pm
I couldn't decide between text or no text...

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24 April 2019 @ 02:03 pm
lair (500 words) by smallredboy
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Shazam! (2019)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Billy Batson & Freddy Freeman
Characters: Billy Batson, Freddy Freeman
Additional Tags: Families of Choice, Canon Disabled Character, No Incest

Billy and Freddy unwind.

For [community profile] fan_flashworks and [community profile] trope_bingo.

Current Mood: sleepy
24 April 2019 @ 11:49 am

[community profile] mmom is running again for 2019!

The challenge? To post a masturbation fic for every day in May.

31 days. 31 stories. All involving masturbation in some way (doing it, talking about it, watching it, we're easy...)

Any fandom, any genre, any character, any pairing or moresome. As long as wanking is involved somewhere, we'll take it.

We ask that stories are at least 100 words long, although there's no upper limit.

If you don't feel like you can do all 31 days, then please feel free to post for as many days as you want to - even if that's just one day out of the month. It's great if you can do all 31 days, but we're not going to turn down any wank ;)

The AO3 collection is here, for those that want to post there: https://archiveofourown.org/collections/MMoM2019

intro post and prompting post.
24 April 2019 @ 10:45 am
This month's theme was 3 sentences and as such I decided not to post them here but to do a roundup of all four pieces from the professional blogs.

3 sentence fic: April Showers

She wakes to the sound of rain against the windows. Outside the flowering primroses and the late blooming narcissi will be grateful for the rain, as will be the tulips tucked safe inside their buds and the freshly sown leek and calendula seeds slumbering just below the surface of the rich compost. It's early and so she snuggles back beneath the covers, warm and safe, soothed by the gentle pitter-patter of the vital spring shower.

Originally posted&promoted: wordpress ; fic blog ; tumblr;twitter;pinterest;facebook

3 sentence fic: Unusual Employment

Alex did not date corporate types, tending to prefer the quirkier personalities of second-hand bookstore owners, llama farmers, chocolate tasters, hippotherapists, and teddy bear technicians.
This latest one though had, over a second whisky, said "demonologist" which at first sounded like dermatologist but no, he insisted, demonologist. That wasn't really a thing, was it?

Hippotherapist: Hippotherapists are also called therapeutic riding instructors and equine therapists. Hippotherapy is the practice of riding horses as a form of therapy for children and adults who experience disabilities. https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/unique-careers.asp
Originally posted&promoted: wordpress ; fic blog ; tumblr;twitter;pinterest;facebook

3 sentence poem: Pancakes

Fresh free-range eggs, spring yellow yolks stark against the sieved flour, whisked with a pinch of salt.
Hot oil sizzling in the pan, crackling in delight as the smooth creamy mixture is added.
Delicious pancakes served onto warmed plates awaiting any number of toppings to be added as desired.

Originally posted&promoted: wordpress ; fic blog

3 sentence fic: Signs of Spring creative nonfiction

The first lawn cutting of the year marks a turning point, the green spring scent speaks of growth and good weather and of tending the garden. Spring is also evoked by the scent of compost , the feel of the rich earth on fingertips as plants are potted and beds weeded . Not forgetting the wonderful sight of rainbows made by watering the plants, their flowers unfurled to bask in the sunlight, attracting the buzzing bees and resplendent butterflies to taste their nectar.

A 3 sentence fic for the writing prompt "freshly cut grass" found at https://www.dailywritingtips.com/writing-prompts-101/
Originally posted&promoted:wordpress ; fic blog
24 April 2019 @ 04:30 pm
Ugh... We've hit the hottest day of the year today, kind of abruptly. We revisited the mid-upper 50s for a while in March, thanks to the random return of winter. Then the low-upper 60s. Then last week, we had a three-day run of 63o, then 70o, then 83o. Since I biked on the 63o day, and then the 83o, that was a jump of 20 degrees! I had lightweight tights on for the first ride, and for the second, I had to dig out my sleeveless jersey. Which was good, because I was still too hot and my targeted 20-mile ride became 18. :(

Today? I'm kind of mentally fried from staying up late Sunday and Monday to finish my LJ Idol entry, so I woolgathered way too long before AND after sunblocking, and did not get out until 1:30. At which point it was 83o and getting hotter (we're expecting a high of 91o today). I also forgot to refill and freeze one of my water bottles, so that it thaws during the ride and is still cold 30-40 minutes later. Gah! /o\

My planned 17-mile ride (my typical ride) became 13.5, with several stops in the shade during the last few miles. I didn't even make it to an hour! Must prepare better tomorrow. :O

I mentioned LJ Idol. We are down to the final four contestants now (!), and the voting window is super-short for whatever dastardly reason Gary has in mind. If you can, please read the stories and vote for your favorites here! The 2-day vote closes tomorrow night at 9pm US EDT, which is a little more than 25 hours away. Thank you for your support! ♥

The other fostered kitty we had hoped to adopt is now back with the woman whose home is like Cat Heaven. It's SO sad. He was very sweet (and self-petting!), but he managed to hide behind the washer & dryer every single night, no matter how well we barracaded access to that area. He just could not get over that essential fear, even after two days of sitting out on the kitchen window ledge and being petted all day (and even sitting on HalfShellHusband's lap for a bit). More importantly, while he would come out of hiding to visit me for pets, he was persistently afraid of HSH. And since we're a "no cats on the counters" household, we need a kitty who is less fearful so it can be trained not to get up on things. At Cat Heaven, all the cats are allowed to roam wherever, so this would have been a LOT of work. :(

We'll be monitoring the website for the county animal shelter again and hoping for a promising-looking kitty. This last guy, who was shedding frantically (a combination of nerves and the weather, I think), had thick fur that might have been medium-length? I guess? It really kicked off HSH's allergies. Prior to Tigger, we thought there were only short-haired and long-haired cats, but apparently not. Medium-length seems to be longer than would be ideal, where allergies are concerned...