Just One Thing (21 September 2017)

Sep. 21st, 2017 08:21 am
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Thursday 21/09/2017

Sep. 21st, 2017 08:38 am
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1) Sleeping a little longer than usual. And not having to stay at work too late this evening.

2) Second pile of work at work is slowly starting to disappear as well. 

3) Finished a lot of things on my to-do list yesterday that had been standing there for way to long. Hopefully I can finish it today ^^
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Posted by rosevalleynb

Title: Remember What You Must
Author: cjmarlowe
Word Count: 1814 words complete
Alternate Links to Fic: here
Characters: Gregory Goyle, Draco Malfoy
Rating: PG
Author's Summary: The heroes of the war aren't the only ones worth remembering. Gregory lost someone too.
Author's Website: fic-list at AO3 and LJ
Why everyone should read this:
This is touching story about the not-so-heroic victims of the war, ones that would fall in the 'good-riddance' category. No-one likes to think about the friends and families these victims of war leave behind, and this story is just about that, a boy wanting, needing the mourn the good friend he has lost but being thwarted at every turn. It is a sad story, even though Greg tries to stay optimistic and not give up on making sure Vince gets the attention he deserves.

Excerpt:
The house was dark. Not dark in the way it always had been, with mahogany furnishings and leaded glass in the windows, or dark like people were doing Dark deeds, but dark in a way that meant nobody was home. It was like even Gregory wasn't there, when he didn't have nobody else to talk to or fight with.

He hadn't ever been on his own before, not really. Even the elves seemed to have fled, inherited by some distant relative or maybe just dead. Probably dead. He wasn't sure what to do at first except do what he always did: eat, sleep, and fly around the grounds on his father's broom (Gregory's own lost in the fire and not yet replaced). He thought he ought to have been doing the things his father would've been telling him to do as well, like practicing his curses and hexes, but he didn't have much of a taste for it anymore.

Nobody came to visit him, and he didn't have nobody to go visit, nobody who'd want him to, anyway. Vincent was his best friend, and without his best friend he wasn't sure what he was supposed to do anymore. He wasn't sure he was ever supposed to be a whole person by himself.

Nobody ever told him they were sorry, and nobody told him they missed Vincent too. Not even to lie about it to be polite. Nobody much seemed to remember that he was gone, and Gregory wasn't.

But it was important that people remember him too, even just a little bit. Vince was a friend, even when he did bad stuff, and that mattered.

Wednesday 20/09/2017

Sep. 20th, 2017 07:59 am
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1) Rebooked my flight back home, seeing Ryanair cancelled it. We're lucky we can prolong our stay for 1 day (with work and the airbnb and such).

2) I have 3 drabbles that entered a little competition. If all goes well, I might get the results tomorrow... I'm pretty excited actually :p

3) Very lazy evening after training: dinner is already prepared and just has to be warmed up. And an early night in!

Just One Thing (19 September 2017)

Sep. 19th, 2017 04:37 pm
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Tuesday 19/09/2017

Sep. 19th, 2017 08:03 am
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1) Friends who listen and send understanding, cheering up, or comforting words. 

2) Comforting hugs from boyfriend and he even managed to make me smile :-)

3) Early night in this evening.

Just one thing! (18 September 2017)

Sep. 18th, 2017 02:13 pm
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Spook Street, Mick Herron

Sep. 18th, 2017 04:17 pm
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I’ve already written about the first two Jackson Lamb mysteries, which manage to be both exciting and funny. I’d been planning to save up Real Tigers but then NetGalley offered me Spook Street so I had to read the two one after the other. You do need to read this series in order, so that you can keep up with the changes at Slough House and in the higher regions of the Service.

This fourth Jackson Lamb mystery opens with a terrorist massacre in a shopping mall. In tracking down the suicide bomber River Cartwright and the other slow horses discover that the outrage has its origins in France and that there are more fanatics on the loose. Everything is complicated by the obvious involvement of River’s grandfather, David; a legend once but now succumbing to dementia. Yet again we find that with friends like MI5, Britain hardly needs external enemies. I could hardly put this book down and am looking forward to the next instalment, if there is one.

After this spy-fest, I went back to the granddaddy of this type of fiction: John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. It’s years since I first read it and I found it old-fashioned, by which I mean that it reminded me of books written earlier, in the 1950s. The hero, Alec, seems to inhabit Greeneland. It remains everything that is claimed for it on this cover.



It’s the seventh impression, January 1964 and I see that it cost me 50p. Don’t you love the accurate use of ‘terrible’ and ‘actuality’?

Dénouement Episodes

Sep. 18th, 2017 05:59 pm
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Hi there! Since it's apparently okay to just post about whatever has to do with TV here, I'd like to know your opinions on dénouement episodes.

While I like loose ends getting tied up, I'm not a fan of making it a whole episode long. Or at least there should be warnings for such eps. I'm still not over the Orphan Black finale turing out to be one of those. I was ready for all hell to break loose in the last ep, but then nothing much happened and I realized that the climax had already happened. I wish I had known beforehand!

(How should I tag this?)
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I always go into Hugo voting with the best of intentions. I'm going to read all the things, view all the things, and not just get bogged down in the Novel category. 2017 is going to be different!

Yes. Well.

Appropriately for the Hugo Awards this optimistic view proved to be, as usual, pure fantasy. Still, I did pretty well for a lady with a long commute and limited data; particularly when it came to the Best Short Story category. I read four of the six stories nominated in this category for 2017. And what better way to get back into writing than to share all my thoughts with you?

Read more... )

Monday 18/09/2017

Sep. 18th, 2017 08:48 am
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1) Yum leftovers for lunch. 

2) Trying to write. 

3) My mum is coming over aftter dinner to watch a series together :-)

11 SEPT - 17 SEPT

Sep. 17th, 2017 07:30 pm
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Posted by kidmarathon

{A Little Lily Princess}
{fic}
- Servant Girl by rosehiptea Sara/Becky . **Off LJ Links**

{Battlestar Galactica}
{drabble}
- Rough & Bruised & Turnabout’s Fair Play & Sheer Physical Exhaustion by madampresident -Laura Roslin/Helena Cain .

{Conviction}
{drabble}
- Hard To Know by bithgreene -Hayes/Tess .

{DC Universe}
{fic}
- The High Road by katleept -Ivy/Harley (Batman) .
- Never Vanilla by swan_secrets -Barbara/Tabitha (Gotham).

{Devil Wears Prada}
{fic}
- HowlAudreyDeux Miranda/Andy **Off LJ Links**
- Irma Distract Youlears_daughter Miranda/Andy
- Paris TimeAFey Miranda/Andy **Off LJ Links**
{updates}
- Chapter 1 of Old Dog, New Tricksgrriliketigers Jane Adler/Miranda Priestly, Miranda Priestly/Andy Sachs (XO It's Complicated) **Off LJ Links**
- Chapter 18-19 of Letters To The EditorTeenyBirdy Miranda/Andy **Off LJ Links**
- Chapter 6 of SabotageBmce Miranda/Andy **Off LJ Links**
- Chapter 25 of Opening of HeartsCharlottePriestly Miranda/Andy **Off LJ Links**

{Disney}
{drabble}
- destiny by write_x_always -Ariel/Mulan .
- Sunset Witness by katleept -Beauty and the Beast/The Little Mermaid .
- Her Fortune Intact by katleept -Esmeralda/Jasmine .
- Surprising Destiny by katleept -Mulan/Ariel .

{Game of Thrones}
{drabble}
- Clash by bithgreene -Arya/Daenerys .

{Golden Girls}
{drabble}
- Southern Paradise by katleept -Blanche/Dorothy .

{Good Place, The}
{fic}
- Loopholes by fresh_brainss -Eleanor Shellstrop/Tahani Al-Jamil .

{Harry Potter}
{fic}
- Sexy White Socks by alisanne -Hermione Granger/Ginny Weasley .
- Hiding by digthewriter -Ginny/Hermione .

{Joss verse}
{fics}
- como lutar, como dançarOdd_Ellie Buffy/Faith (BtVS) **Off LJ Links**
- Better Cover Up by katleept -Faith/Dawn .
- No Better Way To Spend An Evening by the_wiggins -Anya/Darla (BtVS) .
- First Kissfouralarmfireinanoilrefinery Buffy/Faith
{updates}
- Chapter 2 of Time After TimeCapturetheFinnick Tara/Willow (BtVS) **Off LJ Links**
- Chapter 2-8 of Goodbye Yellow Brick Roadsteeleye Cordelia/Faith (BtVS) **Off LJ Links**
- Chapter 61 of Second Chances: Season 6chadmaako Faith/Tara/Willow (BtVS) **Off LJ Links**
- Chapter 3 of Finding You, Finding Me, Finding USDaBillmann Buffy/Faith (BtVS) **Off LJ Links**
- Chapter 37 of She Who Was My LoveForgotten Conscience Faith/Buffy (BtVS) **Of LJ Links**
- Chapter 3 of Beginning of the EndGuitar Grrrl Faith/Willow (BtVS) **Off LJ Links**

{Marvel Cinematic Universe}
{drabble}
- Moving Forward by katleept -Shadowcat/Prestige, Colossus/Shadowcat (XMen) .
- Gone Forever by katleept -Prestige/Shadowcat, Nightcrawler/Prestige . (X-Men)

{Modern Family}
{drabble}
- Beige by madampresident -Claire/Gloria .

{Riverdale}
{fic}
- Twice by doctorkaitlyn Alice/Hermione - .

{RPFS}
{fic}
- certain things that should be left unsaidkadma Ember Moon / Asuka **Off LJ Links**

{Sabrina, The Teenage Witch}
{drabble}
- Almost Like Magic by katleept -Libby/Sabrina .

{Misc}
{challenges}
- tw100 - Challenge 465: Motive
- femslash100 - Challenge 564: Kink
- femslash_minis - Round 149 Masterlist: Anya
- passion_perfect - Multi Femslash Big Bang
- [community profile] femslashficlets- Challenge #124 - curve
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Posted by rosevalleynb

Title: In Another Dream
Author: Pharetra
Word Count: 1137 words complete
Alternate Links to Fic: haven't searched for any
Characters: Petunia Evans Dursley, Harry Potter, Dudley Dursley
Rating: PG
Author's Summary: Another way things could have been, in an infinite universe.

A Petunia who has gained maturity in the years her sister has been gone.

Author's Website: Fic-list at AO3, author's Tumblr
Why everyone should read this: If you love AUs as much as I do and want to see what would've happened if Petunia left Vernon when Harry was placed on their doorstep, this one-shot is for you. It features a Petunia who has grown a backbone and steps-up to raise Harry (and Dudders) properly as a final tribute to her sister instead of hiding him in the cupboard under the stairs.

Excerpt:
On a chilly autumn eve, at a perfectly normal house in a perfectly normal street, a baby boy was placed on the doorstep in decidedly abnormal circumstances. A thin woman, baggy-eyed from caring for her own child, keeping the house, and arguing with her husband for hours, opened the front door to investigate several loud popping noises from outside. Seeing nothing, she was about to close the door with a sigh, when a small mewl coming from her feet made her pause. There, on the top step but hidden in the shadows, lay a crib in which slept a child which appeared a similar age to her own, with a sealed letter settled on the pale red blanket.

That night, Petunia cried for the loss of her younger sister in a war she did not understand, and the impending collapse of the marriage she had worked so hard to salvage. She wasn’t stupid; she knew that this new child, this final legacy of her dear sister, would be the straw to break an already fragile marital truce.

Just One Thing (17 September 2017)

Sep. 17th, 2017 10:58 am
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Sunday 17/09/2017

Sep. 17th, 2017 10:14 am
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1) Sunny start of the day. I <3 sunshine.

2) My dad will pick me up for dinner at my parents's place.

3) The sun stayed for the rest of the day and I had a lovely time on the canopied swing in my parents' garden.

Saturday Social Post

Sep. 16th, 2017 03:06 pm
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Hello, television viewers! Welcome to the weekend!
Feel free to talk about any TV-topic you want, below is an optional texty to use.

Name
What TV have you watched this week?
What show (past or current) has the best costumes?
What other online places have you found to discuss TV? Any recs?


Just One Thing (16 September 2017)

Sep. 16th, 2017 06:00 pm
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Saturday 16/09/2017

Sep. 16th, 2017 11:45 am
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1) The unexpected dizziness from yesterday has left *crosses her fingers it will stay away* 

2) Nice hot shower this morning with a coffee scrub.

3) I'll probably finish reading my book today ^___^
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Cover of The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley


Somewhere on the outer rim of the universe, a mass of decaying world-ships known as the Legion is traveling in the seams between the stars. For generations, a war for control of the Legion has been waged, with no clear resolution. As worlds continue to die, a desperate plan is put into motion. Zan wakes with no memory, prisoner of a people who say they are her family. She is told she is their salvation - the only person capable of boarding the Mokshi, a world-ship with the power to leave the Legion. But Zan's new family is not the only one desperate to gain control of the prized ship. Zan finds that she must choose sides in a genocidal campaign that will take her from the edges of the Legion's gravity well to the very belly of the world. Zan will soon learn that she carries the seeds of the Legion's destruction - and its possible salvation. But can she and her ragtag band of followers survive the horrors of the Legion and its people long enough to deliver it?


I picked this up as part of my transcription duties for Fangirl Happy Hour – it's a lot easier to follow a discussion about a book if you've read it – and it turns out that I have more thoughts on it than I expected!

The plot that can be described without spoiling the book is this: Zan wakes up with few memories of who she is, and a mission to take over a living planet/ship called the Mokshi on behalf of women who claim to be her family. The women are part of the Katazyrna, the ruling family of their own living planet/ship, one bound into a network of other planets/ships known as the Legion; they want the Mokshi because it is a planet not bound into orbit with the rest of the Legion. And from there, things get... Complicated.

Read more... )

Just One Thing (15 September 2017)

Sep. 15th, 2017 07:46 pm
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