Thursday, August 21st, 2014 04:25 am
Title: Dief and Doughnut (fanart)
Characters: Dief and Ray's Doughnut
Rating: G
Summary: a quick sketch of one of my favorite Dief scenes.

Dief )
Thursday, August 21st, 2014 04:04 am
Title: Frannie's Enemy (Fancomic)
Fandom/Characters: Due South. Frannie/Turnbull
Rating: G
Summary: Frannie has an enemy
Made for the Fan_flashworks prompt Enemies

fanflashworks )
Thursday, August 21st, 2014 03:51 am
Title: Angel and Demon (Fanart)
Fandom/Characters: Sherlock (BBC). Sherlock/Jim
Rating: G
Summary: Au. Sherlock is an angel and Jim is a demon
Made for the Fan_flashworks prompt Enemies

fanflashworks )
Thursday, August 21st, 2014 08:52 am
This baby will soon have more luggage to take back to Australia than I do.

His nappies just arrived. They're wooly and colourful and SO TINY! I spent at least half an hour squeeing over the teeny cuteness before I could bear to put them down.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 02:04 am
How the hell am I going to level up my Graveler and Kadabra on Pearl?

Woe! Professor Rowan will be so disappointed in me.
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 10:35 pm
On the one hand, I didn't write last night and I'm not going to get much actual writing done tonight.

On the other, I finally plotted the back half of the CM/Haven crossover. :D

P.S. At Mark Watches Farscape, he's through Crackers Don't Matter and The Way We Weren't.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 05:40 pm
12:30 last night, power goes out. My bed is an alternating air pressure mattress that requires electricity, and the powered-off state is completely deflated -- and without air, it’s a really hard uncomfortable mattress. Plus the pillow setup I have propping me in position works okay for the inflated setup but was all wrong for deflated. Between various things, my right hip and right knee (and left knee to a lesser extent) were in complete agony. And I couldn’t even watch Netflix as a distraction, because my net connection requires power.

Power came back on... at 6:30.

I still hurt, and I am utterly exhausted because I probably got four hours total of very crappy sleep.

Yeah, thanks, universe, I needed that on top of everything else :P
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 08:31 am
Sherwood Smith, Sartor (2012): sequel to The Spy Princess, which I seem not to've read.[*] In Sartor we have a brief glimpse of twelve-year-old Lilah, fifteen-year-old Atan, and Lilah's nineteen-year-old brother Peitar before Lilah and Atan embark upon adventures. Atan decides to cross into Sartor and thus begin dismantling the Norsundrian enchantments that have pushed it---her kingdom---out of time.

The subject line is what crosses my mind every time I see "Kessler Sonscarna": kessler = kettle-er (generally a coppersmith), sans carne. One thing I appreciate about the long run of the Sartorias-deles books is that villainous, othering names that made sense to a much younger writer are kept and given some depth in characterization by a more seasoned iteration of that writer, not ditched as mistakes to paper over.

I look forward to the next piece of this arc as well, which will not be easy for its characters, I think.

* One of the Amazon reviews suggests that an editor changed Lilah's characterization somewhat in Spy Princess. Perhaps I'll skip it.
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 06:38 am
Title: Dief and Turtle's Day Off: Want
Characters: Barbara and Midnight
Rating: G

day off )
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 01:24 am
Purple's reaction to Kat's suggestion about the rice paper word scramble, divided between bakeries, was pure crowing delight.

phone was grumbling about the state of the espresso machine and how people don't clean the steam wand. Somehow, and I'm not entirely clear on how, this briefly turned into an Infocom-style text adventure based in the kitchen.

My manager is back! I told her the tale of the Fellow vs. Helpdesk, and the runaround that involved three business days, and one business weekend. Including the part where if you didn't know who he was already, you couldn't look up who he was via the usual tools, because his login was that hosed. Though if you knew who his manager was (a C-level exec) you could find him that way... I also told her about the lunch during which "one of my boys" had sat a table over from some dude.

It turns out that I have more patience for this system than my manager, who basically just wants it to go away quietly, or otherwise cease to cause her trouble.

My headset has been acting up, and redialing Kat instead of the last person called (Nora).
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 03:53 pm
today was another death by powerpoint briefing day, but on the upside we got out a bit early? Still not my favorite type of day. Made myself unpack a few boxes before I let myself sit down because as I was reminded yesterday, it's a lot harder to get up and do a box if I've let myself say I'm done for the day and stop after work.

When I first started unpacking I was pretty good about putting everything in it's proper place, not so much now. Now I have a pile that's getting larger and larger of stuff I need to sort through at some point. I'm just attempting to put away the big and obvious stuff right now, anything that requires thought just gets put into that pile.
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