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02 July 2013 @ 11:16 am

It's bingo time! I had been making come hither eyes at the negotiation or competition squares, which I haven't got, but this is totally what the wildcard is for. Some interesting things on there... the rephrasing of obedience/disobedience this year has me mulling over some kind of contrary obedience story (you told me to do X, I am doing X in a way that's going to majorly inconvenience you. Is there a better trope name for that?) as it's something of a narrative kink of mine.

I haven't written in ages, lacking either time or inclination, so hopefully this can be a bit of a creative outlet. After I've been on holiday. And finished my current study module. And moved house to my new job. Erm. Time management, I have it! 

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31 May 2013 @ 09:29 am

I picked up one of Frank Tuttle’s Markhat stories via [Unknown LJ tag]  when it was going free on Amazon, and so far I’ve read The Mister Trophy, Dead Man’s Rain, The Cadaver Client and Hold the Dark. They’re a fun paranormal mystery read, with a protagonist who seems to be a kinder and more functional adult with a bit more emotional and social intelligence than I’m necessarily used to from my detective figures. (I need to stop benchmarking everything against the Dresden Files don’t I?).

The books are set in a city called Rannit, and I keep trying to draw (early, pre-Vetinari) Ankh Morpork comparisons to the set up. It’s a relatively low tech multi-species city with a civil peacekeeping force that isn’t terribly earnest about enforcing the law if it’s too much bother, and an obvious class divide. And a big mucky river, but you get those everywhere. It’s a lot less fleshed out than Ankh Morpork, though to be fair what I’ve read so far has been short stories and a novella so Tuttle hasn’t had that much space to flesh Rannit out even if he were so inclined. That hasn’t bothered me as I’ve found skimming along at the surface level of the world waiting for the what-happens-next and who’s-doing-it satisfying.

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29 May 2013 @ 01:50 pm

I currently have ...30? 30! works archived at the AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 30 (the first thing I posted there), and I’ll tell you three things I currently like about it.

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23 May 2013 @ 12:27 am

I FINISHED READING LES MIS. I thought the day might never come.

Spoilers for book published in 1862 below the cut.

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03 February 2013 @ 10:51 pm

Throwing this out there as I think my current music selection and I may now be fed up of one another.

So, does anyone have any favourite music that they think would be suited for a jogging/cardio type playlist? Stuff that's worked for me before has often had a strong or steady beat, and I'm generally wired to be quite lyrics driven, so if the words are clever or memorable (or just fun to belt out on the inside of my head) then I'm likely to find them motivational.

...this is probably terribly vague. *Makes hopeful eyes at the internet*
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...whoah LJ. This new New entry screen is... odd. Strangely far over to the left? And incredibly white. (I realise it's probably not really new, I'm just usually cross posting so I don't see this page!)


Once upon a time, I did a mini fill for the Dresden Files Kink Meme for a prompt that requested the whole cast as wizards at Hogwarts. And then I did a follow up, and another follow up, and maybe it got a tiiiiiiny bit out of hand. In all honesty, this needs a good edit, and at some point in the well intentioned future, I may do that and AO3 it. For the time being, in case anyone wants slightly easier access than trawling back through various posts on the meme, I’ve stuck it together on my journal.

The Hogwarts verse
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 26000
Pairing/Character(s): Harry and John mainly, alongside quite a lot of the main cast.
Warnings: Potential liberties taken with HP verse elements, themes of bigotry regarding blood ‘purity’ as in HP verse. Rather a bit of swearing. Many words of fic in which not all that much actually happens.
Summary: Harry gets his Hogwarts letter. Featuring Harry Dresden as the world’s friendliest Hufflepuff, and Marcone the angry Slytherin.
17 December 2012 @ 06:43 pm

I feel like I have spent THIS ENTIRE DAY on the cusp of a sneeze. I kind of want to itch the inside of my face. Ew.

Anyway, an Id-fluff ficlet brought to you by my need for a brain cleanser on my lunch break.

1057 words of Hendricks and Gard playfighting, because that is my favourite. Matureish, no warnings required, sexual situations but no sex, build-up-but-cut-to-black-fic.

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29 November 2012 @ 12:52 am

Just finished reading the latest Dresden Files book, and my post-read flail is below the cut. I strongly recommend going in unspoiled, so look away now if you haven’t finished.

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In my request for prompts to write on the train, Luce asked for 'Epistolary sequel to the bonnet fic'. Here's a G rated no-warnings required ficlet that will make absolutely no sense unless you've already read Buckets of Bonnets.

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In my request for prompts to write on the train, Binz asked for ‘Hendricks driving the Blue Beetle. For Reasons.’ Here’s a G-rated, no warnings required ficlet

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