turlough: teenaged Frank Iero ((mcr) keep your soul like a secret)
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"Wait, if you're here, where's our Frank?" Gerard interrupts.

"Isn't it like, a rule that you aren't supposed to go back in time and meet yourself?" Ray says. "Or forward, I guess."

They're both glaring at him suspiciously, like he somehow killed his future self. He can't do that, right? Unless he like, canceled his future self out by suddenly existing or something. He didn't see any other Frank around, unless he was like, hiding under the bed or something.

"He was only in there for a second!" Mikey says. "So how is he even here in the first place?"

"Yeah," Frank says wildly. "But you remember me coming back, and I'm still around, I mean, I was till now, so that means I'll go back soon and everything will be normal again. Right?"

- [archiveofourown.org profile] auctorial's Too bad I don't remember a thing

A tired-making weekend.

Oct. 15th, 2017 08:41 pm
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of a very unamused Megara, from Disney's Hercules (1997). (oh gods)
[personal profile] skye_writer
Okay, so.

Friday night my dad was flying in from California, and my mom and I had to pick him up in Nashville. His flight got in at 10pm, which was... not ideal, but probably more ideal than getting back at like 4pm in the middle of rush hour. My mom and I went down early, because she wanted to stop at Opry Mills (the giant mall there in Nashville) and get birthday gifts for my niece, who turns three next Tuesday. The only trouble was we kind of left too early--we got to Nashville at 4pm, which meant we had six hours to kill.

We managed to kill four of those hours in the mall, which got exhausting after a while. And then we went to the airport and I nearly had a panic attack because we couldn't figure out how to get into the terminal parking structure and drove around the airport campus FOUR TIMES before we figured out the way in. (Turns out we should have been following the "Short Term Parking" signs.) So that was fun--not.

But we got in, waited for dad for about 90 minutes, and then went home. We hit traffic on the way out because of an accident, and eventually got back home at 12:30am.

So needless to say I have spent the last couple days catching up from all that. I spent both yesterday and today knitting and crocheting everything but what I should have been, and playing a little too much Stardew Valley.

This is okay, I keep reminding myself. Sometimes we have to have lazy days. I am hoping to get back on the ball tomorrow and get things done, but... if I don't, that's okay, too. There is not a baseline of productivity I have to achieve in order to be a worthy human being. I am already worthy, and nothing I do or don't do can change that.

With any luck, I'll get things done this week. I'm not terribly counting on it, since I am returning to Nashville on Tuesday with my brother to see John and Hank Green on the Turtles All the Way Down tour, which is going to be h*ckin' fun. And then hopefully the stars will align and my brother and I will get to see The Princess Bride in theaters on Wednesday--fingers crossed.

But other than that... I am going to try to have a good week. I'll do as much as I can, and not worry myself about the rest.

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Oct. 15th, 2017 05:37 pm
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[personal profile] lycomingst
I would like it to be known that I wish everyone in the present administration in Washington ill.

Netflix movie My Afternoons with Margueritte )

Last Monday I got up in the middle of night because I smelled smoke. It took me about an hour to realize that it was the fires up north. I’m about 80 miles south of the fires. The smell has faded but the devastation goes on.

I had some rosemary left over after making some roast chicken. I’m not that fond of rosemary; it’s so strong, but I wanted to use it up. So I made Rosemary Bread. Mine doesn’t quite look like that.

Then I made Molasses Dinner Rolls. They’re a touch sweet but very tasty.
tinny: Pretty, young, polite, gentlemanly, clean-shaven navy officer James McGraw (blacksails_young james)
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The [livejournal.com profile] character20n20 mod was incredibly nice and allowed me to claim the same character twice in a row - provided I wait until the 15th and nobody has claimed them until then. I of course started working on the set immediately, because *awesome themes!*. Now I'm happy to see I am allowed to post the set to the challenge comm! Yay!

Spoiler Warning! This time I didn't manage to make the set spoiler-free. The theme "Plus One" just begged for it. *g*

bsails201_51_17 bsails104_12.31a bsails206_26_32_03ba

20+5 Flint icons - contains spoilers for Black Sails 2x05 )

I love comments, and concrit, too!

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Fake Show #1: Coffee & Curses

Oct. 15th, 2017 05:35 pm
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
[personal profile] lost_spook
This has taken me so long to do, I feel almost embarrassed to post it, because unlike some of the more detailed ones I've done, this one was straight-forward, but it was lingering just because I couldn't work out who to cast as one character. (I'm still not sure who it was I must have had in mind, but I found a suitable stand-in. After, er, nearly all year...)

From the [community profile] isurrendered meme, [personal profile] john_amend_all gave me this prompt. If I had remembered that he threatened to do this several years ago, I would have tried to ward it off, but I didn't, so here we are:

One of those obscure centuries-old cults has a ritual: Once every hundred years, on the night of the winter solstice, the chosen one must stand at a particular place (where ley lines converge) and will become an inspired bard and prophet.

... Except that since the last ritual, an office block has been built on the site, and the mystic powers end up being bestowed on the coffee machine. Hilarity, as they say, ensues.

Which is coming to an LJ near you some time soon as:

Coffee and Curses )

Long-ass question meme

Oct. 14th, 2017 06:22 pm
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[personal profile] next_to_normal
Read more... )
purplecat: Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor (Who:Grace)
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In selecting this picture I became completely distracted by trying to figure out what Daphne Ashbrook (the actress who played Grace in the Dr Who TV Movie) is standing in front of. I mean, the TARDIS obv., but what is that thing on top of it? It can't be an actual TARDIS prop (because of the thing, unless there's some Big Finish publicity which involved a thing on top of a Tardis) which makes me think it must be a genuine Police Box. But I'm fairly sure this photo was taken some time in 2004 and I'm also fairly sure there weren't any police boxes still around in 2004 (outside Glasgow, where they don't look like that anyway). So I'm guessing maybe this is a genuine police box that some Who fan managed to get hold of?

Various Things

Oct. 13th, 2017 09:25 pm
lost_spook: (yuletide)
[personal profile] lost_spook
1. The world out there seems set to get worse and worse in every way at the moment. I feel bad that I have nothing to offer, but frivolous fannish things, but so it is.

2. I have my Yuletide assignment, but obv. can't talk about it. I have mixed feelings about whether I can do it proper justice, but it is a fandom I love and wanted to get, and hopefully I'll manage something decent in the end.

3. In the department of inevitable irony or something, the GRO have resumed their test pilot of offering PDFs for (some) historical certificates online for £6 instead of £9.20. I had been saving birthday money for this moment since May in case it ever came. Guess who finally gave up on that ever being a thing and spent the last of the money on Sunday? Yes, me. (The wretches! The rotters!) Anyway, for those also into UK family history, it's running for three months or so this time, so don't miss out.

4. I wrote a frivolous thing for no reason at all for the first time in forever. It was, of course, still stupidly obscure. Whoever it was - at least two people, I think, or maybe three - recommended me the Daisy Dalrymple books for light mystery reading, I blame you. All/both of you. Ficlet of pure froth: Foiled (G, 490 words, Alec/Daisy.)

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Oct. 13th, 2017 02:38 pm
dani_meows: (star wars: padme in yellow)
[personal profile] dani_meows
My sinuses hurt like crazy still so I'm still spending a lot of my time sleeping off benedryl because it's hay fever season and all the allergens from up North are flying through the air to Florida. Of course I'm also allergic to dust and pet dander and all sorts of fun stuff.

So I've spent most of my time sleeping, reading fanfic, and listening to music and forcing myself to move so I don't get a blood clot. Despite this it's managed to be an exciting week.

I discovered a new recipe that Ian and I loved, that was very healthy and involved spaghetti squash. I always love when a new healthy recipe is a hit. Ian loved it and normally spaghetti squash recipes get a meh.

Ian's giving lectures to my roommate and childhood best friend (Bri) about circuits and electricity because she really wants to leave retail so their seeing if she has a knack for it, so she could maybe get a job as a designer. It's been fun.

Bri got a second job, cleaning houses for a lady that does rental homes here. She'll make some good money and hopefully stop running out of money well before she gets her next paycheck.

She gave me a scare on Monday or Tuesday. First Ian was tired and grumpy at me and then she arrived home and I left my room and chirped at her.

She finished putting her stuff in the fridge. And made eye contact and her eyes looked all bulgy like she was going to kill me. She stomped to her shower and I went into my room to hide because I thought she was made at me. And I didn't come out until I was certain she was asleep.

Later I recieve texts from her and I come out and it's how I found about her second job, she'd told Ian and thought he'd told me and found out that she'd been pissed at her boss from her retail job and thought she'd said hello.

We had a good laugh and I was reassured that she wasn't mad at me. I am having fun teasing her about though.

Childhood best friends if you can't mock one another gently what is years of friendship for?

She still mocks me about the candle incident after all.

It was my birthday and we were walking down the cake aisle and I held up birthday candles and said I wanted something to blow on my birthday. She cracked up. A stock person stocking said aisle looked at me funny. Ian quit coming towards us with drinking supplies and I was confused and then bright red.

And that was five years ago? Perhaps more...

I'm also fascinated in the fact that Europe is getting a hurricane. I didn't know that could happen.

I hope everyone effected takes the appropriate safety precautions and makes sure to have water, food supplies and candles.

And I think I've babbled enough.

Just a quiet day.

Oct. 12th, 2017 09:22 pm
skye_writer: Anna Friel as Chuck from Pusing Daisies, looking down and smiling. (happy chuck)
[personal profile] skye_writer
Didn't really do a whole lot today, and that's okay. I got a decent amount of stuff done, and that's good.

Things done: I read a chapter of a book. I knit an afghan piece. I worked on my side projects (knit cowl, crochet scarf). I ordered and picked up pizza for dinner. I played Stardew Valley. I talked with my brother on the phone for a little bit. I did some chores around the house. I did my daily words at 750Words.com. I went with my mom to pick up my car from the auto shop. 

It's getting late and I"m getting tired, so I won't really go into anything right now. Hope you're all well. :)

Fic: Substitute

Oct. 12th, 2017 06:04 pm
lost_spook: (divide & rule)
[personal profile] lost_spook
I've been trying to finish off a few [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales things, including another AU. This one was also written for [community profile] genprompt_bingo square "Happy Endings" and [community profile] hc_bingo square "grief" and is a modern coffee shop AU. I am so proud of myself, even if maybe the coffee shop is probably too incidental. But a while ago, [livejournal.com profile] oonaseckar said to me that it would probably be impossible to do a modern Edward/Julia AU and, of course, if someone says that it's impossible to write something, obviously I have to write it. (I wrote Six/Rose and Steed/Baldrick once for the same reason. Edward and Julia managing excuses to have a fake relationship and then be awkward about it in the 21st C was no problem at all.)

But I crossposted it to AO3, as I think it's a fun/sweet enough standalone piece; also it's for two other comms, and also because LJ's word limit forced me into posting it in two parts over at RaTs, which annoyed me, because clearly it isn't a work that's meant to be in two parts. I hoped I'd done enough amputation, but apparently not. (Dammit, LJ.)

Substitute (13480 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Original Work
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Original Female Character/Original Male Character
Characters: Julia Graves (OC), Edward Iveson (OC)
Additional Tags: Community: hc_bingo, Alternate Universe - Coffee Shops & Cafés, Romance, Grief/Mourning, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Brief mention of car accident, Community: runaway_tales, Fluff, Humor, Angst
Summary: Julia Graves has perfectly reasonable motives for fake-dating a customer – it’s all about interior decorating, honestly…


Oct. 11th, 2017 07:51 pm
skye_writer: (peridot star eyes)
[personal profile] skye_writer
Totally forgot to post an entry yesterday. In my defense, I was kind of exhausted. Also: nobody's perfect.

I've been doing all right the last couple of days. Been playing Stardew Valley a lot, which has been fun. I figured out how to mod it yesterday, so I've got some mods installed, including one that changes the look of the buildings and varies them by season. So that's fun. Looking at more mods and trying to figure out what I want to add at the moment.

I haven't written anything really since Monday. Which is NOT bad. It's fine. One of the things we talked about in therapy this morning was the fact that I need to stop setting such sky-high expectations for myself. It kind of fueled my depression last week, and has probably been affecting it for a long time. The bullet journal is kind of a help and a hindrance in this regard. But hopefully with some work I can get my brain to stop treating me like crap when I don't do All The Things.

I baked apple crisp today. This mostly came about because Mom and I tried the new apple crisp they have at Arby's, which honestly doesn't deserve the name. It's basically coffee cake with apples and caramel and whipped cream on top. Like. It's literally a cake. When everyone knows that apple crisp's primary ingredient is apples, with some kind of crispy crust (usually involving oats) on top. Duh. So I was kind of upset about that and feeling ripped off of my fair share of apples, and oh hey, we had plenty of apples at home, so... apple crisp! It was very tasty, and I can't wait to eat more of it. :D


I am hoping to get better about what I expect of myself in the coming days. I will keep you all posted about that, of course, and hopefully along the way I'll get some new things done and worked out and such. One can only hope. :) 

Books 19 & 20

Oct. 11th, 2017 11:34 am
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[personal profile] lavenderspark
I read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak ) shortly after I finished Skin Collector. I just never got around to writing it up. It was an interesting read. Following a young girl as she tries to figure out her life and what exactly is going on around her during a terrible time.

I started Constantine, Hellblazer: The Family Man ) on Tuesday. It feels a little disjointed, which isn't too unusual, but I'm wondering if it's really in the proper order like it says it is. Story is good so far though, terrible things happening and Constantine is trying to figure it out/stop it.

More K-Pop for Everybody!

Oct. 10th, 2017 06:20 pm
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[personal profile] taxcha
While I was fangirling Bangtan, I found myself keeping up with K-Pop fandom in general/as a whole, something I hadn't done before with my previous bias groups. I used to focus on stanning one group only, while keeping an eye on several groups from the same company (SM) because it's easier to do. All updates are in one place. I was SM biased since I attended SMTOWN Live that one time, starting from fangirling Super Junior, to SHINee, to EXO.

BigHit currently only has BTS, so I was looking at many other groups to distract myself from constantly seeking for BTS news. I realized having only one group to stan is an unhealthy obsession which reflects badly to my mood and emotional being. When I introduced some groups to my non-K-Pop friend, I said "I used to like this group" and then she asked "not anymore? why?". At that moment I got silent, but the truth is, I don't think I have enough emotional capacity to stan multiple groups at a time. But then I asked myself, is it really? Liking a lot of things is great, you're not heavily dependent on just one group or one bias, you get a lot more comebacks, a lot more chances to celebrate and be happy!

Here are boy groups other than Bangtan that caught my attention so far.

(2015 debut) I started liking them from Don't Wanna Cry stage days, because I kept seeing the hashtag on worldwide trending topics for each win (they won 6 times which is impressive!). I was curious about the song, and it is GOOD! The wins are well-deserved. I love this song so much. The song is great and the choreography is beautiful. I started researching more about them. I was watching Nu'est's Face MV when I blurted out 'Seungcheol??' and then immediately after I thought 'Wait. Since when did I remember his name? (real name, even!)'. I'm excited about their next comeback. The performance unit video is SO BEAUTIFUL UGH.
Names memorized : Sadly only 10 out of 13
Members I like : Pretty boy Jeonghan, Joshua, Vernon
Fav. Song : Don't Wanna Cry

Monsta X : (2015 debut) I kept seeing their names being recommended every time someone ask for other K-Pop recs, so I searched them up. I really love their songs! I'm not a fan of ballads but even their ballads are nicely produced. I ended up buying my favorite songs from each of their albums. I tried to watch some of their VLives and this is probably because I don't know them enough, but I'm not sure about the likability of their personalities. STILL, I'm super excited about their November comeback!!!!
Names memorized : 7 out of 7 ☆ 7 is a good number of members
Members I like : Hyungwon, Minhyuk, Kihyun
Fav. Song : Hero, Tresspass, Stuck (most of their up beat songs, tbh - I'm still baffled at the fact that Hero wasn't a title track)

many more groups under the cut )

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Oct. 9th, 2017 08:32 pm
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of a very unamused Megara, from Disney's Hercules (1997). (oh gods)
[personal profile] skye_writer
I said I'd post every day, so here I am.

Today was kind of okay. I crocheted on the scarf. I made half an afghan piece. I played a LOT of Stardew Valley. I went to the library and typed up what I've got on my short story, AND WROTE MORE WORDS. :D So I'm quite happy about that. Just checked my wordcount, and it's at 1500 words so far, which isn't half bad.

I didn't do everything I wanted, and that is okay. I need to figure out how to be okay with what I don't get done.


I'm having a great deal of fun in Stardew Valley, as usual. It's such a nice, relaxing game. I picked the forest farm map and I love it, even if there isn't a lot of room for farming right now. I'll have to get on the farm planner site and see what all I've got to work with as far as space goes. There may be a lot of tree clearing in my future. (And rock clearing, and weeding, and etc.) I also won the first year Egg Festival and got the straw hat! I'm not sure it looks that great on my character, but she's wearing it for now. It's a cute little game, and I'm enjoying getting back into it.

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Oct. 9th, 2017 07:07 pm
dani_meows: (hp: Mcgonagal head of Gryffindor)
[personal profile] dani_meows
Had planned on going upstairs to type an entry but cleaning earlier made me dizzy, itchy and gave me a sore throat (didn't realize Ian had bought the with bleach variety of comet and I'm allergic to bleach)... So I spent the afternoon snuggling with my Boo cat. At least the stomach aches of Friday and Saturday are gone. I missed out on an outing with Ian and Mum to my favorite restaurant. Ian brought home leftovers though,so I had some on Saturday.

I also must thank the train. That's stopped by our house blocking the road. Since it's staying there a while, Ian has turned his car around and is fetching me the food I'm craving for supper since he's passing it anyway as he circles around.

Living near a train Depot (mostly cargo) is handy sometimes. ^_^
turlough: Gerard Way facepalming, Life on the Murder Scene, 2005 ((mcr) oh shit!)
[personal profile] turlough
"Mikey?" Gerard asks, and when he pries open his eyes all he sees are two tiny hands clutched over the side of the bunk. "The fuck?"

"I'm a kid," Mikey says, the hands disappearing from view. "A fucking kid."

"Language." It's an automatic response and Gerard's horrified at himself as he rolls over in his bunk, peering over the side at Mikey. Because, seriously, he's channelling their mom.

Except, this Mikey is tiny. His hair ruffled up in unruly spikes, and his feet bare, a ragged robot band-aid wrapped around one of his toes. Mikey's also staring at Gerard, and the soft roundness of his face does little to disguise his unimpressed look.

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