Any public posts I make can be found in my journal at Dreamwidth.
If it is my stories you are looking for, my fic journal is at Dreamwidth too.
I also post stories at AO3 and also at ASR3.
I am not adding new friends here at LJ, but feel free to subscribe to either of my journals at Dreamwidth if you wish.
I was only lamenting yesterday that my old bootleg DVDs don't play properly anymore, and wishing I could watch it!
Just a quick note to say that all my stories at Ao3 are now archive-locked, because of this:
Stable door/horse, probably, but they have 8 of my fics and I don't want to make it easy for them to harvest any more.
It's all a bit annoying, but oddly enough I am less bothered by this than the other times I've found my work posted without permission. It seems worse to me, somehow, coming from other fans, than this impersonal bot harvesting any old rubbish. Still, it pretty much makes my blood boil that there seems to be a money making scam at the back of it. Hands off our fic, you sheisters!
So, the upshot is, you now have to be an Ao3 member to read my stories there. My older ones are still up and easy to access on my Dreamwidth fic journal and also at ASR3 if anyone is desperate, ha ha!
I hope everyone is well x
Okay, why did nobody tell me about Arrow? ::flails::
I have binge-watched five episodes since yesterday. I suspect this may continue.
::polite middle aged squee::
It is called Keep Breathing, and can be found here:
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/774611.h
Welcome! Euro friends - and any other friends lucky enough to be able to watch it live! Come join gillyp and myself as we ooh and ahh and engage in extreme sarcasm in real time!
There will be a series of threads in this post: one for each country, and general threads (as appropriate) to talk about the anticipation, the
I am going into it this year relatively unspoiled, as I only managed to catch the last half-hour of the second semi-final. I've seen a few short clips today with the sound down, however, which made it seem even more surreal than usual. There appeared to be a bearded lady, a man in a giant hamster wheel, and a pair of blonde siamese twins joined at the head... though I'm not entirely sure some of that wasn't a dream, maybe there was something weird in my coffee. Eurovision can't possibly be still that bizarre in the year of our lord twenty thousand and fourteen... CAN IT?
- Current Location:On't sofa with wine
- Current Mood: amused
- Current Music:Eurovision!
Who is up for joining in?
It starts on UK TV at 8.00 BST. I will set the post up a little before that.
Come join me! Let us snark and admire in our uniquely European way! :-)
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/774010.h
Please do note the tags, it is a rather sad story throughout most of it, so be warned before you dive in!
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/773883.h
It's essentially the final part, except for an epilogue that I will work on over the next couple of days. I should hopefully be able to post it by the weekend (or even sooner if I end up staying up far too late again tonight, of course :-)).
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/773
By way of celebration, there is a post up in which anyone can rec their favourite fics that have been posted to Sentinel Thursday. Self-reccing is also explicitly encouraged!
If you have had any connection with Sentinel Thursday over the past few years, either as a reader or an author, please come and join in. Recs are love! Let's revisit all the fab fics that have kept this wonderful community going for so many years. I regard Sentinel Thursday as the foundation and the backbone of the TS fandom on LiveJournal - it is part of our living history. Let's support it and show it our love!
The rec post is here:
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/772
It is still not finished, though. There is a bit more to go. Basically I broke poor Blair and Jim, and fixing them properly is taking a little time and effort, ha ha.
Also, in case you're interested, I posted a silly bit of crack writing recently as well. You can find it here:
On Intermittent Bouts of Writer's Block
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/772
It is a short-ish part, but still not the last as Jim and Blair keep wanting to take it slow and of course I must do what they tell me.
I'll be working on more during the week, so watch this space!
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/772067.h
Close to the end now, one more part, perhaps? Maybe two? I know I keep saying the next part will be the last... :-). But we really are almost there. Hoping to finish it over the weekend, all being well (life has been a bit up and down of late).
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/771
One or two more chapters at the most, then it will be finished.
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/771478.h
Probably only two more chapters to go. I'm hoping to get the next one up over the coming weekend, life, the universe and everything permitting.
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/770903.h
I'm rocking ahead with this right now! It's pretty close to being finished, maybe two or three more chapters to go.
I'm enjoying writing a WIP again, I'd got completely out of the habit! I enjoy the discipline of knocking each part into decent shape before I post, and trying to keep the whole story internally consistent as I go along. It's a completely different process to the way Gilly and I wrote Decimated, where we went back over and over a very rough draft in endless rounds of editing.
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/770
Those of you who have been on my flist for lo, these many years may remember that, back in 2006, I went through a period of writing haikus for every episode. They were silly little things, meant to be humorous, and to my joy made a few people laugh :-). I only ever wrote Seasons 1 - 3 though. But! As of yesterday, Season 4 has been added. This entailed some recent re-watching of Season 4 episodes, oh how I suffer for my art.
You can find the complete set of haikus for all four seasons here: The Slash and H/C Addict's Seasons 1 to 4 (Haikus)
2. Fathers' Day
I've today added a chapter to a WIP which I have not updated for a long time: Fathers' Day. This is a very sad, extremely sad and did I mention SAD story. Please heed the warnings and only read if you don't mind angst up the wazoo. The two things I can promise are that I will continue writing until it is done (slow going though that may be, as evidenced by the time between this update and the last) and that, dysfunctional though Jim and Blair's relationship is, there will be a resolution with at least a glimmer of hopefulness eventually.
Here it is, if you are feeling brave: Fathers' Day
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/770309.h
In the first story in the series, Three Spirals, I wrote about Jim and Blair going inside Newgrange to witness the winter solstice sunrise.
If you've read Three Spirals you might be interested in this short video from RTE news today. Today, of course, is the winter solstice, and the lucky lottery winners got to go inside the chamber to see the sunrise, as Jim and Blair did. And of course many others gathered outside, enjoying the celebratory atmosphere. This is a lovely bit of film, that really captures the atmosphere:
I've been to Newgrange myself many times, though not on the solstice. It is a magical place, and very close to my heart.
Happy solstice to you all :-)
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/770056.h
I am celebrating my tenth anniversary today! It is the tenth anniversary of my first ever posted story in The Sentinel fandom; my first posted fanfiction story ever, in fact. Happy anniversary to me!
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/769739.h
- Current Mood: cheerful
You can find Decimated here:
It is slash and contains violence. Please do note the tags, which should serve as warnings in themselves, and please note that the subject matter may be upsetting for some. Gilly and I are lovers of twisted angst, and this fic is pretty much angst squared. Read, therefore, at your own risk!
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/769
Our buyers are getting an exclusive illustrated version; a printable e-zine, 97 pages long. I can give you a sneak peek at the cover, which is my own (rather basic) bit of the artwork:
Gilly has provided some absolutely perfect interior illustrations, as well as formatting which makes it an attractive document our buyers can print and bind, should they so wish.
Unfortunately, no doubt due to the length of time that has passed, we've not managed to reach by email three of our buyers. The names we have for them are Alberta, Linnea and Karen/Foresthawk. If anyone knows them, please pass along the message that the story is ready, and we'd love to get hold of their current contact details so we can send it to them.
After 30 of our earth days have passed, we shall upload the story to AO3, the timing of which will coincide rather neatly with the 10th anniversary of my first ever posted TS fanfic. What better way to commemorate my tenth anniversary than posting a new story written with one of my best friends in the world, who I met through the fandom? The fact that it is a collaboration I loved working on epitomises the wonderful time I've had, and the lovely friends I've made, during my ten years of writing TS fanfiction :-).
::raises glass to my co-author and slurps it down in her honour::
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/768
I emailed all our buyers with an update yesterday, so if you think you should be on the list for this story but have not heard from us, please let me know. Just under half of our buyers have got back to us and confirmed their email addresses, but we haven't heard from the rest yet, so hopefully it's just that people haven't got round to it, and not that their emails are incorrect. Edited to add: If you are one of our recipients and have not yet confirmed that you received my email, it'd be great if you could drop me a line to say you've got it. This is so Gilly and I can be certain we've reached you and have your correct email address :-)
There is one person whose email bounced, and enquiries on TSStoryfinders and TS_News have not revealed her whereabouts. We only know her as 'Karen', with a defunct email address of firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are here, Karen, or if anyone knows her, please get in touch!
Crossposted at http://fluterbev.dreamwidth.org/768448.h