Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 10:20 pm
Title: Smitten (chapter one)
Characters: Oswald/Edward and Oswald's mother
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 1,092
Summary: Gertrude isn't the only one smitten with Edward.
An: Can also be read here at AO3

Gotham )
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 07:39 pm
I wrote some not terribly profound meta over on [community profile] the100 about Abby Griffin who is one of my favorites. It's crossposted here. Since I'm trying to encourage discussion over on the comm, please leave comments there.

Abby Griffin

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There's this thing in The 100 fic where Abby is the villain. In the romance framework she's the obstacle to overcome. She's the controlling mother who wants to micromanage Clarke's every move, disapproves of her choice in lover, is a consummate politician at the exclusion of everything else, and is always angling for some agenda. Appearances are everything to her. She cold and difficult, and a pain in everyone's ass.

I know in fic this happens because parents are a natural stumbling block for romance plots. But honestly, Abby is none of those things.

Abby Griffin is anything but cold )

Since I'm trying to keep discussion over on [community profile] the100 , please leave comments on the post there.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 04:00 pm
At some point...

(One of the most frustrating questions I get from doctors is "when did X start"; with rare exceptions, by the time I notice something, much less see a doctor about it, it's been going on for some indeterminate amount of time. This is especially true for pain issues. I have "white noise" pain that masks other pain; I have transient pain attributable to either FOP or womanly issues, neither of which is worth noting the start of; and many pain issues start off barely noticeable and/or masked by other issues and/or pretending to be transient, such that by the time I tell a doctor about it it's almost always been at least months, but I have no idea how long)

...ahem. At some point, I realized that my hands were hurting. Not in an FOP way, more ... I don't really know. Joint pain. Probable cause as per my uneducated guessing, some sort of arthritis (undiagnosed but with family history of early onset osteoarthritis); less probable but also possible, hypermobility issues (undiagnosed and pretty much undiagnosable given that the general test for hypermobility involves moving joints).

It's worse in the right hand than the left, but present both sides. Using the mouse makes it worse, especially if I clench up (which tends to happen). I can't really mouse right-handed any more, and I have to take frequent pause-relax-stretch breaks if I use my left. (The lack of mousing on right hand was disguised by FOP pain issues farther up the arm, which had meant limited right-handed mousing for probably over a year at this point, whenever I stopped gaming.)

Read more... )
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 11:15 am
last night on my ipad I wrote up an entry to be emailed with pictures. saved as draft so I could then add pics from computer before sending.

somehow, gmail managed to send a partial entry and completely lose the proper draft.

I am vexed.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 02:06 am
Purple's response to my proposed last name indicates that he sees much more of my cranky side than my sunny side.

Darkside heard my proposed name and started thinking through the possible jokes. Though first he apologized for coming down on the wrong side of my legal name. He'd been using the version reserved for school, work, taxes, and trouble.

One of the jokes was meh. One was inevitable and charming. One obscure 80s one had me telling him that I adore him. I have not yet introduced him to a particular song which I see as the start of a whole series of jokes.

I think I have his blessing, and that matters more than I had realized.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 08:20 am
via http://ift.tt/1UkcWvP at August 04, 2015 at 03:15AM:



what’s it like to be taller than 5’2”??? is it nice? can you comfortabley reach cupboards?

We live in constant fear of the short ones, who (in my experience) will climb 4 chairs, 2 boxes, a small coffee table, and 6 oddly placed stools to get what they want

Alright story time.

I’m 6′0″, and one of the ways I assert my dominance over short people poke fun at short people is by holding my hand all the way up and asking them for a high five.

I do this all the time, but in highschool, I was friends with this one girl who I swear was about 4′5″ at most, and I put my hand all the way up and asked her for a high five.

Without hesitation, she literally climbed up my side like a fucking ladder and gave me the high five before hopping off and staring at my slack jawed face.

I was very impressed and very afraid. 
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 07:36 am
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Prints, mugs, stickers, phone cases, etc available here!
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 06:50 am
via http://ift.tt/1P2D5wh at August 04, 2015 at 01:45AM:

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 11:14 pm
Throw me a concept/idea/title and and I will give you a brief summary of the story I would tell based around it.

(You have no idea how much I've missed doing memes like this on DW. I have missed them so much.)
Monday, August 3rd, 2015 10:01 pm
Let's see. I set myself a goal of 10k this month and got a respectable 13,285 written. 8k of that was on the crossover, 1.5k on the original novel, 3k on the Bellamy companion story to Walkabout, and 800 words on the Abby/Kane thing that I'm now writing for [tumblr.com profile] the100rarepairs. Overall I'm happy with things since I've gotten my writing groove back.

I read Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie, and loved it. Still need to write a proper review, but basically I love the worldbuilding, I love that Breq tries to do everything right, I love the way the universe treats AI, and I'm just having fun with it.
I technically finished Leviathan Wakes by James Corey on August 1, but I'm going to add it here anyway. I really enjoyed it. [personal profile] ignipes recced it to me here, and it's another solid sci-fi story that really sold me on the worldbuilding. It's set in a future where we've colonized the solar system but don't have interstellar capability and I just want to roll around in it. Plus a very solid story that kept me up reading far later than I should have been up on a number of nights. I need to write a proper review of it too at some point.


I rewatched Sense8 because.
I finished season 1 and I'm halfway through season 2 of Black Sails, though I haven't done episode reactions to season 2 yet.
Friends I watch tv with and I finished season 2 of Orphan Black finally and it was OMG amazing. That show is so good.

Other Fannish Stuff
Still doing a weekly roundup of fannish stuff at [community profile] the100
Recced a Farscape/Haven crossover
Recced The 100 fics here and here
Does obsessing over Pluto count as fannishness? Because I did a lot of that too.