November already! Wow!

Nov. 1st, 2014 01:59 am
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[personal profile] gorgeousnerd
1. Team Sister has been home for a couple days now! About Dosling, to quote myself on Twitter: "They talk about babies having no object permanence, but gosh, I coo over Dosling every time I see him like I've never seen him before." So far, he's been a lot more even-tempered than Nibling was when he was a newborn. As for Nibling now, he seems to be adjusting well, and he likes Dosling a lot. (Long may it last.)

2. Halloween was generally great! I did a low-key Captain America costume and hung around the house most of the day. Bro-in-Law didn't get to do the haunted house he had in mind, but he did get a few decorations up. Bro-in-Law's aunt was dressed as Maleficent and called Dosling "beastie". A+ all around.

3. NaNo season has begun...and, of course, I totally started writing at exactly midnight. Can't keep me away. )
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[personal profile] cimorene
  1. Yes its a crap summary, but it's only one chapter, so go on. What else are you going to do? Homework?

  2. A/N: This is NOT a depressing fic. It is about the lighter side of death.

  3. Warning: Part 1 is written in script form.

  4. AN: Sorry about all that. I just wanted to get threw that chapter as quickly as possible. This should be a bit better though.

  5. Avril Lavigne's song KEEP HOLDING ON is the theme to this story. I'm trying to make it so you can hear the song in your head as the scenes play out.......Lyrics are in all caps........

Halloween night

Oct. 31st, 2014 09:40 pm
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[personal profile] sholio
All the Halloween ficlets are done. Thank you to everyone who prompted me! The longer ones were posted or reposted on AO3:

Winternight (MCU, 1200 wds) - Jane and Thor at an Asgardian autumn/day-of-the-dead festival (post-Thor 2).

waited long enough (MCU, 1400 wds) - Natasha-centric timestamp fic for Written in Blood and Bone.

Out of the Cold (MCU, 1600 wds) - My take on the "Steve and Bucky can't get warm after 70 years frozen" fic trope.

Wolf Run (White Collar, 2200 wds) - Another fic in the Peter-and-Diana-are-werewolves universe.

The rest of the (shorter) fics are linked from the original post.

Otherwise, 'tis a quiet night. We're too far out in the country to get trick-or-treaters (though I usually try to have candy on hand just in case, after a decade we've yet to get a single one, and this year I didn't bother). I have a glass of wine, and now I'm gonna work on this month's reward package for the Kismet Patreon backers.

Scanlations: Himegoto ch. 27

Oct. 31st, 2014 08:23 pm
torachan: yoshiki from himegoto (himegoto)
[personal profile] torachan
Happy Halloween, guys! Looks like I didn't manage to get Gunjo in before the end of the month, but hopefully soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this next chapter of Himegoto. :D

Title: Himegoto
Original Title: ヒメゴト~十九歳の制服~ (Himegoto~Juukyuu Sai no Seifuku~)
Author: Minenami Ryou
Publisher: Big Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 7 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Krim + Kurokishi Scans
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: This is the story of three college freshmen with secrets: Yuki, aka Yoshiki, a boyish girl who gets off on wearing her old high school uniform skirt; Mikako, who acts innocent around her classmates, but at night pretends to be a 15-year-old and has sex for money; and finally there's Kaito, who's obsessed with Mikako to the point of dressing up like her.

Chapter Summary: The next day at school, Kaito waits excitedly to see which of the new outfits Yoshiki will wear.

Chapter 27: Stifling


Oct. 31st, 2014 08:14 pm
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This adorable little girl (probably somewhere in the 8-10 range) just came by my door with a group of five other kids. They were all wearing Marvel-inspired costumes, and all of them but her were obviously superheroes (Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Lady!Captain America, and Iron Man "because girls can call themselves Iron Man if they want and Iron Woman sounds stupid" - the kid's words, not mine).

The girl (who was Asian) was dressed all in black, with the S.H.I.E.L.D. emblem sewed onto her sleeve. I told her that I knew she was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent but asked if she was anyone in particular.

Her reply? "I'm Melinda May, but you can call me The Calvary."

... there's a chance that both she and Iron Man might have gotten some extra candy based on pure awesomeness.


Oct. 31st, 2014 06:34 pm
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We have now squirreled ourselves away in the back of the house with a TV to avoid the hordes of trick-or-treaters prowling the neighborhood. Given that Toby's still recovering and I'm still infectious, we decided parents would be much happier if we didn't pass out germy candy today.

Sent from my Apple ][e


Oct. 31st, 2014 07:15 pm
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[personal profile] settiai
I got trick-or-treaters! Lots of them!

No, see, this is a big deal for me. Back in Tennessee, we never got trick-or-treaters at our house. Trick-or-treating out in the country where our farm was involved getting into a car and drive from house to house, so people mainly stuck to the "main" road; they never went onto the side roads like the one my parents' house is on.

Then, at my old apartment, it really wasn't a thing either. We might occasionally get a kid or two, but they just... didn't do much trick-or-treating at the apartment complex. Or maybe it was just our side of the complex where they didn't? I think most of the families with kids tended to live on the opposite side, so maybe that explained it?

But at my new place? So. Many. Kids. Some of the parents apparently organized and had the kids meet in groups of 20 or so all over the apartment complex, and then the giant groups all went around together. (It's a fairly huge complex, at least five times larger than the one I was living in previously and probably more than that.)

Oh, and the cats absolutely terrified one of the groups. It's chilly out, but they were in a mood, so I left the balcony door cracked just enough for them to slip in and out. I have some decorations outside, a couple of battery-operated plastic jack-o-lanterns and a fake skull sitting on my table (which is covered in some tattered, cobweb-like cloth), and I guess the kids must have assumed the two black cats were part of the decorations. So when they started moving around? One of the kids screamed, which led to all of the kids screaming, which led to two very startled kitties.

But still, trick-or-treaters! ♥

Happy Birthday!

Oct. 31st, 2014 06:58 pm
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[personal profile] settiai
Happy belated birthday, [ profile] mithrigil, [ profile] rachelmanija, [ profile] ralob, [ profile] vagabondage, and [personal profile] watersword!

And happy birthday, [personal profile] misbegotten!

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Oct. 31st, 2014 04:21 pm
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Goodness, I'm being forcibly reminded of why northern Michigan Halloween was such a yearly torment for me as a child - it's freezing! Literally - a gale wind, and sleet.

I always wanted to be a fairy or whatever, but mama quite rightly insisted that costumes had to be designed around potential to incorporate snowsuits.

all i hear is your heart

Oct. 31st, 2014 03:43 pm
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[personal profile] musesfool
Tonight, [personal profile] innie_darling and I are going to see Neil Gaiman at NYPL. It seems fitting.

I'm sure I've mentioned that I'm not a big Halloween person, partly because it's my mother's birthday, so I never really got to do much fun stuff - there was always dinner with the fam or cake etc. and the few years I skipped, my dad got really passive-aggressive about it (my mother, surprisingly, never did). I miss my mother. She would have been 79 today.


I did a recs update:

[personal profile] unfitforsociety has been updated for October 2014 with 20 recs in 6 fandoms:

* 15 Avengers
* 2 Crossovers
* 1 Arrow, 1 Legend of Korra, and 1 Harry Potter

Not a whole lot - I am way behind on fic-reading. I just haven't had much energy for anything lately.


Elementary: Enough Nemesis to Go Around
spoilers )



Oct. 31st, 2014 10:24 am
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Yuletide assignments have gone out! Without revealing your fandom, how do you feel about yours?

I am very excited about writing for my fandom! But if you are participating in Yuletide and have not yet written a "Dear Yuletide Writer" letter, please write a letter and link it in the link post below. You don't have to get into tons of detail, but a little about what you like about the fandom and maybe a few areas you'd be interested in seeing explored in a story would be nice. Also, if you requested two characters who have an ambiguous relationship in canon, it would be great to know whether you see them as lovers, friends, friends with unresolved sexual tension, etc.

Here's a link to my Dear Yuletide writer letter. Here's a link to the page where you can link to your letters.

Fucking brains.

Nov. 1st, 2014 03:54 am
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[personal profile] tyger
Random, directionless anxiety. All fucking day. Well, all of it I was awake for, I slept stupid late. But. Yeah. Today has been unfun.

Upside: left the house to get milk and snacks, fed myself twice, watered garden, fed tomatoes and cat. Also, got a dinosaur colouring book, so if I'm having anxiety again tomorrow, I can get that out and colour. Also also, did my taxes, though once I got my account verified that took no more than five minutes, heh.

I guess it's technically NaNo, now. Not gonna be taking part this year, either. Was kind of thinking about it, but I'm thinking something with deadlines - even, you know, a silly fun thing like NaNo - is going to be actively unhelpful for the brains right now. Particularly with the whole, inability to write thing. You know how it goes.

Did manage one colouring today, though!

a pink moth with chocolate all over it.


Oct. 31st, 2014 10:00 pm
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[personal profile] alias_sqbr
Trip: Went as well as could be expected and still HORRIBLY EXHASUSTING
Hotel (Oak on Collins): Pretty nice except for the FIVE STEPS that mean I have to use a slow, out of the way wheelchair lift that is accessed through the bar and behind a curtain and refuses to work at all if the gate at the top isn't closed properly, which is super convenient when you're at the bottom.

Went to visit a friend and her ADORABLE BABY yesterday, made self even more tired and sore and it was worth every minute. Babbbiieesss :D :D (And he is a particualrly cute one)

Today: Realised as I neared the concention centre that I had forgotten my recharger, barely made it back and spent the rest of the day lurching from power point to power point. Note to self: find somewhere better than Rehab Rentals next time.

Cam told me about a Dragon Age playtesting thing and I thought "nah", then as I toodled around the exhibition floor I found myself thinking more and more "YES".
No spoilers just some panel notes and the rest of my day )


Oct. 30th, 2014 10:32 pm
[personal profile] seishun
Damian and I are over. I couldn't put a time of death on our marriage, but gun to my head, I'd say it was about five minutes after he met Seth. Our relationship continues today but it's running on inertia now and at some point in the not-too-distant future, it will just…stop.

That makes me sad, but it's a relief, too. It feels like this is allowing me to more fully detach myself from Massachusetts and anchor myself here again.

And I've learned that being poly is not really such a great thing when your partner's on the other side of the continent and your last name isn't Rockefeller or Romney. I'm pretty much done with the poly thing for right now, though I suppose if I met the right guy here in LA we might see what we would see, but I'm in no rush for that to happen. I love Travis and I feel like he deserves all of my attention. He's put up with a lot and never wavered in his love and support for me. I don't feel like I deserve that, but there he is. :)


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