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2015-08-11 12:29 am

Friends... mostly?

Sort of new to Dreamwidth here, but I have all my fic (plus random fannishness) open to the public. If you want to be friends, however, please comment, and I'll be sure to add you! :)
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2010-05-11 01:54 pm
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The Gift Equality Theorem - TBBT

Title: The Gift Equality Theorem
Written For: [profile] t1gertasha, who had the winning bid at [community profile] help_haiti and asked for something with Penny and Sheldon!
Word Count: 329
Summary: Sheldon ponders what to get for Penny's birthday.
Fandom: TBBT
Characters/Pairings: Penny, Sheldon
Rating/Warnings: G
Author's Notes: Set during the latter half of Season 2. Spoilers for 2.11, "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis."

Leonard bustled about the apartment, debating to himself potential gift ideas. He was on the point of annexing the white board when Sheldon looked up from his laptop disinterestedly. )
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2010-05-11 01:44 pm

Sources - Lois & Clark: TNAOS

Title: Sources
Author: [profile] magpieinthesky
Written for: [profile] 12days_of_clois Christmas Challenge
Prompt: Newspaper
Category: Lois & Clark:The New Adventures of Superman
Rating: G
Word Count: 757
Summary: Lois learns to give the gift of sharing this New Year's.
Spoilers: Up through 1.13, "Witness," though I use a character first introduced in 2.07, "That Old Gang of Mine."
Author's Notes: I played a bit with the order of episodes in the first season of TNAOS. In my world, "Witness" happened before the New Year (though it originally aired Jan. 9th).

As Lois took a cautious sip of her coffee, the newspaper crinkled and was folded neatly, revealing three heaping plates of various breakfast foods, a mug of what Lois supposed was hot chocolate - though it was smothered with whipped cream so it was hard to tell - and the man sitting next to her, who took the opportunity of having a free hand to begin stuffing the foods into his mouth. )
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2010-05-11 01:40 pm
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Growing Up - PATF

Title: Growing Up
Summary: "I am much too young to marry or act like the princes in these fairy tales just yet." Set 15 1/2 years after the events of the movie, Prince Ahmed resists following in his brother's footsteps
Rating: G
Word Count: 706
Pairing: Ahmed/Charlotte
Spoilers: The whole movie :)
Author's note: So in my head!canon, Ahmed is Naveen's younger brother's name. Originally posted at the PatF spam party.

And they all lived happily ever after, the end. )
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2010-05-11 01:37 pm
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Gravy - HIMYM

Title: Gravy
Summary: "Gravy," he said. "Surprise me." (2.02 The Scorpion and the Toad)
Rating: G
Word Count: 250
Pairing: Ted/Robin
Spoilers: Through 2.02
Author's note: This is what happens when I look up things. And have multiple midterms to complete by tomorrow :/

Ted groaned and rolled over. )
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2010-03-20 07:25 pm
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A:TLA Fic Rec


So for some crazy reason after rewatching the first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender, I decided to go looking for fic. And there's definitely plenty of it! But... I don't know why, but I feel myself inexorably attracted to the Zuko/Katara pairing. Why?? Who knows, but it is the first pairing that goes against canon that I have ever shipped. I idly thought that was where the show was going when I first watched, and was mildly disappointed by the Zuko/Mai pairing, which was always a bit weird to me. And after reading some of the fic out there, I know I ship Zutara (I guess that's their ship name?) hard.

This one fic... I'm still in the middle of it, but it is so good - and I know tons of others agree - over 2,000 reviews do. I feel like the author has really captured the voices of the characters, and I am just drawn into it. For anyone who's interested, it's called Stormbenders by Fandomme. Apparently this author's around on LJ too? I haven't tried to check out the LJ Avatar fic yet, but it seems like most of the quality fic I see on comes from someone on LJ. Hmmm... In any case. I highly recommend!

This fic rec brought to you by my wasted Saturday.
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2010-03-11 02:35 pm
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Because this is just fascinating to me

"Children who have an involved father in their lives in the early years show up for school with more of the qualities needed for learning. They are more patient, curious, and confident. They are better able to remain in their seats, wait patiently for their teacher, and maintain interest in their own work."
- Building Blocks for Father Involvement, National Headstart Training Center

Well, that explains a lot about Barney...

Seriously, the more I learn about child development and welfare, the more I understand Barney as not a caricature, but as a real person. :)
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2010-03-08 09:52 pm
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What... What was this???

I don't even know how to feel about this episode. Even after talking to Phoe, Snogged, and Vim about it I don't know. I feel 10 different emotions at once.

Spoilers for HIMYM 5.17 Of Course )
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2010-02-20 01:10 am
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Oh hey I'm still doing this meme?

You know it's bad when someone who started this thing after you has passed you in posting progress...

Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie
Day 03 → Your favourite television program
Day 04 → Your favourite book
Day 05 → Your favourite quote

Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Days 7-30 )

I don't see why coming up with something for this should be difficult, so I'll get it out of the way by posting something that made me cry today... which I guess in a way tickles one's fancy?

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2010-02-11 10:22 pm
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"I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it"

I need to say this. Lamest. "Snowstorm." EVER. We got MAYBE half an inch of snow. WTF, Boston???

I have been incredibly delinquent with the 30 Days Meme, and so I give you some make-up blathering:

Day 01 → Your favourite song
Day 02 → Your favourite movie

I'm going to have to go with "The Lion King" as my favorite movie. No other movie can get me as worked up as that one, and I mean happy and laughing and singing along all the way to sobbing like a little baby. It has an amazing message, and a beautiful plot and character arc. I will say that this is pretty different from basically all my other favorite movies in that the romance in this is not really an important part of the plot, but even for as big a sap as I am, I am more than okay with the limited role of romance in this. It is more about Simba's journey, his grief process and acceptance of his tragedy as a youth, and his personal growth as he understood his responsibility to the pride and that he was worthy of that responsibility. I just love it to pieces, and I will never stop loving it. Have I mentioned recently how glad I am I am finally getting to see the musical? ;)

Day 03 → Your favourite television program

How can you make me choooose??? There are many favorites of the past, but for various reasons they have slipped in the ranks and may never be recovered. I don't know if I can honestly say HIMYM is my favorite program anymore. It's just really been bothering me lately, especially in the way that [ profile] girlthethird mentioned - how the female characters are just so one-dimensional and offensively written. ANYWAY. This is not the place for complaining.

So I will have to say my favorite television show would have to be Doctor Who. I always look forward to the next episode, I always have a lot to say and think about it when the episode is over, and even when there are bits where I want to throw something at the TV, I can understand why that's in there. There are moments when I think, "Oh, that's so perfect." I love the character development, and I love the rich history this show has. I've seen at least one episode featuring every Doctor but two, and I love them all, even the really cheesy episodes. It's good fun, and I'll always have good fun with it. It helps that I have no involvement with their very (at least seemingly so) fandom whatsoever. So yay for Doctor Who! Runner up would probably be "The West Wing." Oh, how I miss that show.

Day 04 → Your favourite book
Though I've only read it once (it's on loan to a friend right now), I'm going to say The Silent Gondoliers by William Goldman, author of The Princess Bride. It has the same sweeping narrative that Goldman lends to S Morgenstern's work, and it has just such a beautiful story and heart-wrenching climax. It is wonderfully written, and if I had to read one story over and over again, it would be this one. If I could read one book over and over again, it would definitely be a collection of fairy tales. Because that's how I roll.

One last one for the road. I'm sick with a cold, so bear with me:
Day 05 → Your favourite quote
Here, have a few. I love them all!

"Don't pay too much attention to the sounds - if you do you may miss the music. You won't get a wild, heroic ride to heaven on pretty little sounds." - George Ives to his son Charles Ives

"Does it ever bother you that pathology is on the same floor as the cafeteria?" - Doogie Howser

"I've been saying it so long to you, you just wouldn't listen. Every time you said 'Farm Boy do this' you thought I was answering 'As you wish' but that's only because you were hearing wrong. 'I love you' was what it was, but you never heard." - The Princess Bride

"There is deep mourning up Cleve Young's way this week. A few days ago Cleve could not find his pet raccoon 'Play Boy.' He thought 'Play Boy' was out somewhere playing, however, his guess was wrong; 'Play Boy' was surely in hot water, and of all things, in hot water with no fur on. In fact 'Play Boy' was in hot water on James Brook's stove. His hide was on a barrel stave. James says he ran over him with his car and not wanting to see a good 'coon go to waste - well you know the rest." - The Calvert Independent, October 31, 1940

"When you're a kid, they tell you it's all 'grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that's it.' But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It's so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better." - Elton, Doctor Who episode 2.10, "Love and Monsters"

Days 6-30 )

Time to sleep!!! :D
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2010-02-03 09:03 pm
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I must be crazy to be doing this...

Alright, since it's not like I have any homework due tomorrow or anything, I may as well continue the procrastination with this lovely 30 Days meme that's been going around, but stolen more specifically from [ profile] vimtastic. Joy!

Day 01 → Your favourite song
Days 2-30 )

It is really difficult to pick a favorite song, but for the past many months it's been "Endless Night" from The Lion King Original Broadway Cast soundtrack. I discovered the musical last summer, and I fell in love with this song. I had already loved the score maybe more than the movie's lyrical songs already, so when this part of the score was made into a song, I was absolutely floored. Jason Raize had such a beautifully powerful voice, and the emotion in it is so compelling. It's so tragic that he wasn't around much longer - I feel like he had so much more to give to the world. "Shadowland" is also a very good piece of score turned song in the musical, but "Endless Night" I have listened to on repeat because I love listening to it, as well as in a therapeutic manner to calm down when I've been nervous or anxious. So that's my speech on this song. Just absolutely beautiful. Have a listen (plus bonus "He Lives In You")!

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Bottom line: I am SO excited to see "The Lion King" next month. SO. EXCITED.

Also, a random thought: Today I had such a bad case of "slippy sock" from that Ted/Victoria fic by [ profile] dipenates Anyway, it made me think of that fic. Good times. :)
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2010-01-19 10:13 pm
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Help Haiti - only 14 hours left!

Hey y'all - I just wanted to remind you that the auction over at [ profile] help_haiti is open until Noon EST on January 20th, so about 14 hours from now. My offer is here, and you can check out the comm for other fic, art, whatever if there's something else you'd like to bid on to help out. If you win an auction, then whatever you bid you would donate to one of a long list of charities dedicated to helping the relief effort in Haiti. You don't have to bid on my offer, but if you can help out at all, that would be amazing. On a personal note, I found out that three of my friends in the gospel choir I sing in don't know where their family members in Haiti are, in addition to my classmate whose mother is trapped under a building. Please try to help out the relief efforts if you can.

Thanks, everyone.
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2010-01-15 04:02 pm
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Help Haiti, get fic!

Thank you, [ profile] mekosuchinae, for alerting me to this so I can spread the love to all of you!

On the off chance you hadn't heard, [ profile] help_haiti is a fandom auction to raise money to help with the recovery efforts in Haiti. Fans go and offer to create fic, art, icons, graphics, crafts, etc., and other fans bid on offers, with the winning bidder receiving the item in question after donating their bid in its entirety to a charity. A win-win!

My offer is here. I'm offering 10 drabbles between 100-500 words for one of the following fandoms (the fandom to be selected by the winning bidder, obvs.): HIMYM, TBBT, DCAU/whatever involves Lois & Clark, and The Princess and the Frog (if you're interested in me trying other fandoms, you can certainly ask). Additional info re: pairings, what I won't write, etc., can be found there.

I know many of y'all are both talented and socially conscious, so I hope you join in on this, whether by bidding and/or contributing items/fic!

The starting bid for my offer is $5! If you're interested. Again, my thread is here.
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2009-10-17 01:11 pm
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Dear F-list,

We show each other love all the time, and I think it would be just wonderful to pull that all together into one big love fest - a little part of this is a reposted comment from [ profile] idioticonion's LJ which inspired this amazingness. We can combat negativity with love, and I'm happy to be the first one to do this.

-Give some love to everyone on your f-list. I challenge you all to be I-love-you-sluts, and to be champions at it.
-We are all here for some aspect of fandom, but I know I stayed because of the people, not the information/fic/art/vids. Let's keep that in mind.
-Because of that, try to limit your comments on the person's individual talent: Make <1% of this about the fic/art/vids/etc (even though there are MASSIVE amounts of talent in the people I'm going to talk about), and instead remark on who they are as a person, how they make you feel, what you associate them with, how amazing they people are, how much love they bring to the community, and how much love we have for the community because of that. "Inside jokes" are okay as long as they convey that love, but try to keep your comments accessible to everyone.
-Make sure this is a post your whole f-list can read. Do not hide it under a cut! Make sure that love is there for all to see!
-Spread the love!!

[ profile] brolove, Happy Birthday! I hope you have an amazing one, and I look forward to getting to know you better.
[ profile] da_phoenix13, you are my fellow RA of awesometown and my name twin. That pretty much says it all, but I also just want to say how much I appreciate being able to share that as well as our many other common interests. I hope we can watch HIMYM "together" again some time!
[ profile] darlingchaos, you are made of love - I have been so incredibly lucky to have gotten to know you and to talk with you about nonsense or things that are real. You never fail to bring a smile to my face, and I am always happy when you talk to me!
[ profile] faith5by5_1013, we have a lot in common, and we L/P shippers gotta stick together ;) From the little time we've known each other, I can tell that you are a very caring and conscientious person.
[ profile] girlthethird, I knew I had to be friends with you after I saw that cracky RP thing you did with roland, but I didn't realize then how much we'd be able to share. Thanks for being my fellow feminist, and I have faith that we can make the world a more equal place. That's a pretty awesome thing to be a part of.
[ profile] helenkiaya, in your words, "we are young and fabulous." I think this definitely applies here. I love that you are one of the few people on my f-list that is into L&C, I adore your J/P gifs at the end of each entry, and I think Neville is really cute!
[ profile] hellolamppost17, I love how much we have in common, and I love you for introducing me to A Very Potter Musical. You can always make me laugh, and I think we need to create the ToaK fandom, because I think we can make it happen. You, me, and mezz, baby. The rest will follow :)
[ profile] idioticonion, you were my first friend in this fandom, and you encouraged me when I wrote my first fic in a very long time. I will always love and appreciate you for that. You care very deeply about the fandom, and more importantly the people in it.
[ profile] jamie55, you are my super!Canadian friend! You were my first ever beta, you always have really great insights, and I'm glad that we're friends.
[ profile] lilybean621, we've only become friends just recently, but I think that what you have to say is always really well thought out and heartfelt. I'm really grateful for our conversations, and it is nice to talk about something we're passionate about and even disagree sometimes and for us to still respect and appreciate each other, so thank you for that!
[ profile] michygeary, your dedication to Castle and its fandom is inspiring. I'm impressed by the time and effort you put into the community, and I hope you get back as much love as you put in.
[ profile] missymeggins, we have a bunch in common, and we've only just become friends, so welcome to my love fest. I hope we get to talk more and get to learn more about each other.
[ profile] morgieporgie, my TWW ship twin! You are also from my area, and that is always something that fascinates me. I know we haven't been friends for very long, but I hope to connect with you more often as time goes by.
[ profile] otempora42, In the brief time we've been friends, I have known you to be such a lovely individual who isn't afraid to take risks. I was bowled over by how welcoming you were to me and how willing you were to brave that crazy terrain that is ghetto speak :)
[ profile] ravenna_t, we both love Leslie Howard. I look forward to finding out what else we have in common!
[ profile] roland44, babe, you rule so hard. You were so incredibly supportive of me when I first started posting drabbles, I love that you brought back the Ted love in fandom, and I think you're amazing for all the love you give.
[ profile] secondmezzanine, you pulled me out of my shell with the RP, I've had so many amazing conversations with you and found so many things in common with you, and you a wonderful support to have while I work on curbing my spoiler addiction. I've been spoiler-free for a couple of weeks, so thanks for that! There are so many other wonderful things I could say about you, but honestly I'd be talking into the next decade, so... know that I love you a whole darn lot.
[ profile] snogged, you are seriously such a sweetheart, and I've been lucky to get to know you over the past couple of months. You have been a joy to RP with, and it's nice to know about your experiences with grad school in a similar field to mine. I think you'll be amazing, and your clients will be lucky to have you.
[ profile] the_spin, you are so cool. I love hearing about your goings-on, and I'm happy that we've bonded over our shared home state.
[ profile] vimtastic, you created Lovejournal. You are so sweet! I love your typos, I love talking to you, and I love YOU.

All of you: I am so incredibly glad to have you in my life, and I just want you to know that you are loved. I have love for a lot of other people in the fandom, but you are the ones on my f-list. I want that to grow and my love to grow with it. I hope you'll spread this around, as I know I'm very lucky to have such a loving and welcoming community here.


Lovejournal. It is a thing.
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2009-10-02 01:24 am
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Sometimes a Fantasy (Carl/Wendy) - HIMYM

For those on my f-list... you probably have ten other ways to access this, but what the heck, I'm still up and the delirium is setting in.

Title: Sometimes a Fantasy
Authors: [ profile] snogged and [ profile] magpieinthesky
Disclaimer: Carter Bays and Craig Thomas own How I Met Your Mother. We don’t. Please don’t sue.
Ratings: FRT-13/PG-13
Pairing: Wendy/Carl
Word Count: 1564
Summary: What if Marshall’s theory about Carl (from "The Pineapple Incident") was right?
Beta: None. We claim responsibility for all errors.
A/N: This was originally intended to be a fun story to do for the HIMYM RPG community until we both realized that this fic had the potential to fit into the canon HIMYM timeline. ::huggles snogged, who is made of awesome::

Follow the fake cut to glory/my fic comm!!!
(Wendy pushes the door to the break room open, eyeing the clock and covering a yawn.)

Sweet baby Jesus, this is my last post tonight, and I'm going to SLEEP. And hopefully get my homework done before class :P WORTH IT. Plus, 'tis the season, right??? ;) Happy October, everybody.
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2009-09-28 11:03 am

Stop. It's meme time.

Ask me a fandom, and I will tell you:

+ Runner-up
+ Honorable mention(s)
+ Crack pairing(s)
+ Ship everyone else seems to like, but I don't

My Fandoms (let's see if I don't leave anything out): HIMYM, Superman/Smallville/Lois&Clark: TNAOS (too many shows/movies for the same thing!), Justice League, The Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter, The West Wing, Glee, Castle, Dollhouse, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Dr. Horrible, Jane Austen lit/film adaptations (pick a book, any book), and Two of a Kind

Thing I just realized: I can see Fenway from my cubicle! Whee!
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2009-09-27 12:18 am
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Emmy photos that make me happy + Another random thing I noticed

Since I've been posting photos anyway, I figured I'd do this too while I'm at it. This one I promise is interesting rather than shallow.

Emmys! )

5.01 Definitions )
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2009-09-26 11:50 pm
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Robin's Normal Again!! :D

WARNING: Inexplicable, out of left field, kind of shallow post! (You guys know I don't normally think/talk about these things, but hopefully you guys won't judge too much)

I know I talked to someone about this last season, but I can't remember who? Anyway, at the time, my point was, Robin/Cobie was looking rough. And mostly because she got way too skinny, but last season because whoever was taking care of her hair wasn't doing their job. So imagine how happy I was to see her looking much healthier post-baby :)

Pictorial evidence that she's gotten back to her lovely season 1 looks:

clicky... but don't if you haven't seen 5.01 Definitions )