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So I was working my way through old audiovisual records at work and I came across a cryptic video with the following label: Victoria M - Sunken Fishing Boat in Canadian Waters. I was terribly amused.

Also, Merry Christmas or whatever.
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Title: A Priori
Rating: R
Words: 7,000
Notes: Thanks so much to kaazei, strzyga and sasskitten for their excellent beta and/or Brit-picking skills. As for remaining errors, you know who to blame.
Summary: An AU in which vampires have enslaved humans and control, well, everything. Vampire!Mycroft insists his little brother get a slave -- even though it didn't work out with the dog -- and Sherlock chooses the one guaranteed to irritate his brother the most: an unassuming little doctor with an ugly past and absolutely no style to speak of.

Part 1 of 2 )
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Heeeee~ey. I don't suppose anyone would be up for betaing about 7k of Sherlock fic? It's AU. Really AU. But I don't want to tell you what it's about because then you'll judge me. Hell, I judge me.

But yeah .... it might be set in a London where vampires control everything and humans are all slaves. Wow, just writing it out makes it sound even worse. I was working on a really respectable case!fic, but sometimes vampire!slave!AU fics just happen. And really, it's not as bad as it sounds?

At any rate, if you think you might be up for looking over it drop me a line here or at rb.lurks @ -- you know, if you don't want your name associated with it.


Dec. 1st, 2009 06:03 pm
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Hey, does anyone want to look over my DSSS story?

I'm the last one done, I know I am.... *chews nails*

Mischief managed! Thanks, strainconductor!
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Guess who just pulled a mass of hair and scuzz  the size of a dead rat out the pipe under the bathroom sink with nothing but determination and a size 10 1/2 knitting needle? Yes, I am that good. I also scrubbed all the soap scum out of the shower with a toothbrush, but that's decidedly less impressive. Geez, that black crud smelled disgusting. I have got to stop shedding.

The servers are down at work -- no email, no internet, nada, so I've got the day off. Erm, I mean, I'm <i>working from home</i>. Only I've got nothing to do, so the effect is pretty much the same.

I really need to work on my dSSS story, but it's like pulling teeth. I am definitely one of those people who doesn't work well with a deadline. Le sigh. Also, I'm pretty sure my idea is lame, but it's the only one I've got....
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Title: The Opposite of Love
Music: Vivaldi
Pairings: Morgana/Gwen/Arthur triangle
Length: 3:00
Download: Here. (35.4 MB)


Oct. 31st, 2009 07:53 pm
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I want to make cookies (oatmeal dark chocolate chip, no less), but I only have one stick of butter! And I've already consumed enough alcohol to make driving (but not cooking) a bad idea. FUCK! Everyone else is partying this Halloween, and I'm sitting around wishing I had cookies. That is when you really know you're doin' it wrong.

More "art"

Oct. 30th, 2009 04:39 pm
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Lately I've been the opposite of productive. Not-productive. You might even say unproductive.

Not that this is different from unusual. But I did spend some more time faffing about with my tablet, which resulted in this: The hair is experimental, of course. )


Sep. 24th, 2009 04:53 pm
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Hey kids, if you’re not watching Glee, you should be. It’s freaking fantastic. I love musicals; they fit in really well with my world view. It’s a constant and nearly unendurable disappointment that the people in my life don’t burst into song and dance. I do the best I can to compensate and sing all the freaking time. What I lack in skill I make up in volume. Sometimes I dance a little, too.

Anyhoo. Glee is the antidote to my sadly non-musical life. Reasons you should watch:

1. The music. The show does a mix of contemporary song (“Gold Digger,” “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It”) and retro numbers (“Le Freak," “Push It,” “Say A Little Prayer”) plus the odd musical number (“Tonight” from West Side Story, “On My Own”). The show frames the music both as actual performances on a stage or in rehearsal and as the classic internal monologues where nobody seems to notice that you’re belting about your broken heart in the middle of the hallway. Convenient, that.

2. The humor. Glee’s got a sly, quirky sense of humor. I’m a huge Arrested Development fan, and Glee has a similar sensibility.

3. Jane Lynch. Need I say more? She’s never not hysterically funny. Seriously, she doesn’t even have to say anything; her expressions are enough to start me giggling.

4. The gay kid actually comes out and it’s poignant. At first I figured Kurt was going to be our token gay, here to camp it up for our amusement – and he is admittedly very campy – but then he got an actual story arc. We got to see him feel something other than fabulous, and I promise it will break your fucking heart.

5. It lampoons abstinence-only education. And not in a subtle way. In a I-can't-believe-they-got-Fox-to-sign-off-on-this way.

Actually, screw all those reasons and just watch this:

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I made faux-Ethiopian tonight. Yam/carrot curry and lentil wat. It was kind of an experiment and it was delicious. I also made faux-injera. I didn't have teff flour and hadn't even heard of it until I looked up the recipe, so I made a crepe-ish type thing that was a passable facsimile. At any rate, I'm calling my grand experiment a success. Plus, I really like eating with my fingers. *thumbs up*

I also found two ripe raspberries on the bushes I planted this spring, which, okay, not exactly a bumper crop, but I wasn't expecting anything these year, so it was a pleasant surprise. Raspberries are my favorite, far superior to blueberries. Though blueberries are good, too. I just finished a blueberry lager that I liked quite a bit. Still think a raspberry lager would be even better, so.

I went into work today, and actually got some work done, though not as much as I'd hoped. I set off the alarm but managed to get it turned off. I waited for the police to show up to question me or something, but that didn't happen. The security company didn't even call, so I guess that's good?

Anyhoo. Today definitely comes out on the plus side.
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Okay, here are the promised Die Hard recs. If you've never seen any of the DH movies, not to fret: all you need to know is that John McClane is basically an urban Rambo. When he says "yippee ki yay, motherfucker" he does it without irony. He's bitter, divorced and estranged from his kids, a New York detective who can kill a helicopter with a car. Matt is a geeky twenty-something hacker. John spends the whole movie saving Matt's life, while Matt snarks about his taste in music. If that's not a recipe for (hot monkey) love, I don't know what is.

Spoilers for the entire movie and set-up for fic: Read more... )
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This weekend I:
  • vacuumed
  • swept
  • mopped
  • did laundry (two loads!)
  • folded said laundry -- most of the time my laundry never makes it out of the basket
  • bleached the kitchen counters and didn't ruin my shirt, a first
  • dusted (half-assedly, but still!)
  • cleaned two bathrooms
  • picked up room and straightened desk
  • took the garbage out
  • went to a work thing and cut out early
  • made salsa with tomatoes from the garden
  • made a double batch of pita bread so I can both eat it now AND make falafel later this week
  • watched Fargo, which is on my list of pop-culturally important movies I still haven't seen
  • forced myself to write 500 (mostly crap) words
I have been crazy-productive, and I just want someone to witness it, dammit!


Jul. 10th, 2009 03:23 pm
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So I've got about 15k of Ray/Ray that I've been sitting on awhile. I've been staring at it so long, I've lost whatever perspective I had -- can't see the forest because all those damn trees are in the way.

Does anybody feel like reading over it and giving macro concrit, especially wrt pacing, plot and characterization? The prose could use work too, but I don't want to polish a scene that's going to be cut later.

Any takers? You can be rough as you like. ;)
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I got bored and did a fanvid for "Reservoir Dogs". I couldn't help it -- that flick is so slashy and Tim Roth is so gorgeous.

The vid contains spoilers and buckets of blood, natch.

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So. I watched Young at Heart with Frank Sinatra and Doris Day this weekend. And yes, I only watched it because Joe Dick mentions it in Hard Core Logo. This would be a follow up to my watching Point Break only because it was mentioned in Hot Fuzz (I still need to see Bad Boyz II).
Length summary and half-assed analysis.  )


May. 6th, 2009 09:56 pm
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Holy crap, Dollhouse has gotten good. I'll admit I was skeptical. The first few episodes weren't that strong, and I don't think Eliza Dushku is a very good actress -- her mannerisms are always very "Hello, Eliza Dushku here!" no matter what character she plays. Which was okay when she was Faith on Buffy, but can be grating in everything else. But then Sarah Michelle Gellar was always the weakest link on Buffy.

BUT. The past five or so episodes have all been really good and trending in on great. Both last week and the week before were particularly awesome.

I know liking Dollhouse is kind of an unpopular fannish opinion, and I'm a bit irritated by all the people who declared how much they hated it before they even watched it kind of like how some people hated Dreamwidth before they ever used it.  So if you haven't tried it, you should. Plus, there's a lot of eye-candy.

I may have to write more about this later, but now I'm too tired to.

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