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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 26th, 2017 07:01 pm)
Stargate Atlantis #8 Blood Ties by Sonny Whitelaw & Elizabeth Christensen.

I started it at lunchtime so i'm only like 70 or so pages in but I'm intrigued by the concept. Wraith as the basis for incubus/succubus legends. Daniel & Sheppard working together. Lorne on a dinosaur planet. It has potential. I just hope it's better written than some of the other SGA and SG1 books I've read.
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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 26th, 2017 06:08 pm)
Cassie has just discovered Star Trek (ALL OF IT - ENT, TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY, the movies, the new movies!) is on Netflix! Cassie may never been seen ever again!

Please send regular care packages of pizza, chocolate and pepsi max cherry.
Many thanks.

I was already doing a full franchise rewatch in internal chronological order and this is just going to make it so much easier. Safe to say, I'm a very excited little llama. And I also think I've just found my plans for the upcoming holiday weekend!
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Title: Defence, Pretence, Offence - Chapter 45/70 - Show the Truth
Author: Beren (aka Tasha)
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: This story is canon compliant until the end of Order of the Phoenix and then goes AU. None of the HBP or Deathly Hallows plot will be used, or the Horcruxes for that matter since this story was planned before we knew the details about those things, and hence has it's own fanon. This includes birthdays and other information that have since been revealed on Pottermore and in further productions.
Summary: The threat of open war in on the horizon. The Order and the Ministry are of one accord and both know that where Harry Potter is, Voldemort will eventually be. Preparations are being made and this time the side of the light will not be caught unawares.
Summer classes, sabotage, revelations about Draco's father, teaching and the final showdown with Voldemort all await Harry and Draco in this exciting sequel to Gold Tinted Spectacles (LJ | AO3 | Wattpad).
Author's Notes: This is the second story in the Hecatemae universe. It starts up just after the end of the first instalment and I advice reading that one first so you understand the premise. Thanks go to my sister Sophie for the beta reading.
It has taken me 12 years to finally get around to finishing this, I very much hope everyone enjoys it.
Link to other parts: LJ | DW | AO3 | Wattpad
New chapters will be posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Chapter 45 - Showing the Truth )
Title: Defence, Pretence, Offence - Chapter 44/70 - More Friends and Family
Author: Beren (aka Tasha)
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: This story is canon compliant until the end of Order of the Phoenix and then goes AU. None of the HBP or Deathly Hallows plot will be used, or the Horcruxes for that matter since this story was planned before we knew the details about those things, and hence has it's own fanon. This includes birthdays and other information that have since been revealed on Pottermore and in further productions.
Summary: The threat of open war in on the horizon. The Order and the Ministry are of one accord and both know that where Harry Potter is, Voldemort will eventually be. Preparations are being made and this time the side of the light will not be caught unawares.
Summer classes, sabotage, revelations about Draco's father, teaching and the final showdown with Voldemort all await Harry and Draco in this exciting sequel to Gold Tinted Spectacles (LJ | AO3 | Wattpad).
Author's Notes: This is the second story in the Hecatemae universe. It starts up just after the end of the first instalment and I advice reading that one first so you understand the premise. Thanks go to my sister Sophie for the beta reading.
It has taken me 12 years to finally get around to finishing this, I very much hope everyone enjoys it.
Link to other parts: LJ | DW | AO3 | Wattpad
New chapters will be posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Chapter 44 - More Friends and Family )
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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 25th, 2017 07:35 am)
UGH getting up this morning just about about killed me. And, truth me told, I'm running a bit late because I hit snooze for like 20 minutes. My bed was warm and comfy and didn't want me to leave it.

I am now up, showered and dressed. My lunch is in my bag and I'm about to head out the door. I dread to think how many emails I've got after two days off. Probably close to 350-400. DO NOT WANT!

The Morning Wibble )
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([personal profile] donutsweeper Apr. 24th, 2017 07:32 pm)
We eat a lot of bread-type foods in this house and while stuff from the bakery is awesome, it is also expensive and needs to have been bought and planned for ahead of time so isn't always feasible. When I have time I'll make rolls and bread but that can be either labor intensive or requires time I do not have (or both, like challah) so I tend to wind up whipping up my standard "Mystery Biscuit" recipe I found in an old church cookbook at a garage sale ages ago.

Mystery Biscuits
2C flour (all purpose or half AP/half whole wheat, I've never tried all whole wheat)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
(shredded sharp cheddar or other flavorful cheese) - optional
(dash seasoning - Old Bay/paprika/pepper/whatever) - optional
1 C milk (or water+dry milk)
1/4 C Mayo

Mix it all together (dumping the mayo into the measuring cup with the liquid and whisking a bit with a fork before adding to the dry makes it easier). Drop large spoonfuls onto greased or lined cookie sheet. Bake 375° 18 min. (The temp and time can be adjusted to fit an entree that's baking, anywhere from 350-450 should work fine).

Less than 30 minutes from the 'crap I forgot a starchy side dish' to tasty goodness. And unlike most biscuits there's no cutting in butter or rolling so easy on the wrists and quicker to do.

Today I had a little more time so I tried a whole wheat stir-and-pour bread recipe I'd bookmarked ages ago and was quite happy with the result. With rising and cooking it took longer, but hands-on time was a lot less- five minutes total. (5 minutes to stir together, 30 to rise, 45 to bake, 5-10 to cool and then slice= 90 minutes or so from start to finish)

Whole Wheat Stir-and-Pour Bread
4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp active-rise yeast
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
dry milk (I didn't measure- 2-4 Tbsp maybe?)
1 egg
2 cups warm water (120°ish)

Stir everything together. Cover bowl with a towel and let rise 30 min. Preheat oven 350°. Dump into well greased/buttered 9" loaf pan. Bake 45ish min. Turn out. Let cool a little and slice.

Texture-wise, it's a little denser than bread usually is, probably due to the gluten not being developed via kneading but it was still quite tasty. I'll definitely be making it again.
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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 24th, 2017 08:50 pm)
I've put 4lb back on in the last two months - side effects of not being able to walk and a combination of medications that makes me want to eat everything in sight.

My knee is doing a lot better than it was, so hopefully I'll be able to get at least 4-5k steps in again a day. I'd got up to 6k but don't want to push my knee.

Tonight I had chicken stir-fry for dinner and I'm now eating apple slices and peanut butter instead of chocolate.

Tomorrow I have porridge for breakfast, yogurt and fruit for morning snack, leftover chicken stir-fry for lunch, a banana for afternoon snack, tuna & rice stir-fry for dinner, an apple & peanut butter for evening snack.

I WILL lose 7lb before Collectormania. That's my goal. 14 stone/196lb for Ben & Michael. I CAN DO THIS
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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 24th, 2017 12:57 pm)
I'm not the biggest movie fan, I'm usually the last to see anything but this looked fun so I thought I'd give it a go!

A Movie I Love: Empire Records
An Action Movie I Love: Deadpool
A Drama I Love: Gladiator
A Western I Love: Not actually a genre I watch. I tried watching Ben Browder's Outlaws & Angels, I tried watching The Magnificent Seven and... nope, just not a genre that works for me to be honest
A Horror Movie I Love: The Haunting. The original 1963 version
A Comedy I Love: A Dog's Breakfast
A Romance Movie I Love: Notting Hill
A Noir I Love: I actually had to google what noir even was. Minority Report, maybe?
A Disney Movie I Love: I'm sorry, you think I can choose? Um... Motocrossed. For reasons of Riley *g*
A Sci Fi Movie I Love: Stargate. Duh.
An Animated Movie I Love: Beauty & The Beast
A Superhero Movie I Love: Captain America: The First Avenger
A War Movie I Love: Again, not really a genre I watch. The Men Who Stare At Goats, if it counts
An Exploitation Movie I Love: Boa Vs Python or Mega Snake. I'm a sucker for the SyFy monster movies
A Musical I Love: Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
An Historical Movie I Love: The King's Speech
A Bad Movie I Love: Have we covered my love for SyFy and Hallmark movies? The Lost Treasures Of The Grand Canyon or Ferocious Planet definitely spring to mind
A Childhood Favorite: Peter Pan
A Shakespeare Movie I Love: Henry V
A Franchise I Love: Marvel
A Trilogy I Love: Star Wars
A Guilty Pleasure I Love: Wedding Bells. Hallmark movies people!
A Movie Recently Seen: Wolves. Mmm Jason Momoa as a werewolf <3
My Favourite of This Year: I don't think I've seen any films released this year, but my favourite movie I've seen so far this year is probably *thinks* The Princess Diaries
A Favorite of All Time: Jurassic Park
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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 24th, 2017 09:56 am)
I did manage to successfully wrangle Bob! the muse last night and wrote just over 1100 words on my [community profile] stargate_summerfic. That takes me to 4000 words and I'm about half way through the story I want to tell. Of course, the deadline is in a few days and I have no idea how this thing ends so... ARGGGH

Peculiar dreams were had last night. They involved Team Leverage, an aeroplane, a boxing club and G Callen from NCIS: LA as a mechanic. I have no idea.

I'm not, as you can tell by the time of posting this, at work today. Yay day off. Yay four day week. No particular reason, just taking lots of long weekends because I still have like 25 hours (about 3.5 days) holiday to use by the end of the month, or I lose it. I haven't worked a full week all month!

Plans for today involve exciting adulting type things such as meal planning, grocery shopping, laundry, dishes and taking out the recycling. Wh00t wh00t. But first there is The Morning Wibble ) and Saving Hope!
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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 23rd, 2017 01:19 pm)
As I mentioned briefly in the wibble earlier, 'Operation Surprise Raintown in Newcastle' was a roaring success. It seems I have managed to completely keep it seekrit that I was going and they were so surprised and chuffed that I was there. So win,

Raintown, for those who are new around here and not used to me rambling about them all the time are a Scottish band who I LOVE.
They're classed as UK Country, have won many UKCM & BCMA awards and play C2C most years but I would honestly class them more as pop/rock but hey. I've been following them round for almost four years now and am classed as 'part of the family' and 'official stalker' - both according to Paul & Claire.
You should definitely check them out on youtube, stop by on their facebook page or say hi to them on twitter - and tell them Cassie sent you LMAO

OK shameless pimping of my favourite people almost done... let's get back on to shenanigan discussions. Yes, yes, it still involves Raintown but y'know!

Less of a win was the getting there. My knees really didn't like the drive and I was hurting quite badly by the time I got there. I then got stupidly lost trying to find the venue - I was at the point of tears when I found it. Figured I'd go off to the Castle for the afternoon like was originally planned but again I got lost and stuck in the one-way system so... I gave up and went to my hotel.

I was also having an issue where my jeans were refusing to jean. My brand new size 18 skinny jeans were falling off my ass. Which on the one hand is awesome but bloody annoying when one is trying to shenanigan. Checked into the Travelodge, had all the food at the Toby Carvery next door then had a long, hot, soak in a bubble bath while reading. An hour or so later I was nicely de-stressed, and decided that I would get an uber to the venue. Couldn't really afford it but figured lack of stress and anxiety was WAY more important.

I got the venue about half hour before doors, started the queue. Of course. By the time doors opened there was actually a queue which made me giddy as all hell. And of course I was chatting away to most of them. Lack of anxiety for the WIN.

There were a lot of stairs so I took the lift down but a couple of the women I was with said that they knew I was there first and they'd save me a seat at the front. And they had - front centre. Thank you, Linda and Nichola!

Get down to handing over tickets and Jim is working the door. Jim is basically their tour manager and I've got to know him over the last couple years. He takes my ticket, looks up and his eyes just go wide. "Cassie! I didn't know you were coming! They didn't say you were coming!" and he jumps to his feet and gives me a hug. His smile when I told him Paul & Claire didn't know I was there. He assures me they'll be over the moon and tells me to go get my seat.

First support act: Jinksi. Um. Completely unmemorable. I can't remember anything about them, or how their music sounded and it's not even been 48 hours so yeah
Second support art: Lee Paul. Oh, we like him. I'm pretty sure I've seen him before; he looked familiar, he songs sounded familiar. He mentioned C2C so maybe there one year? But regardless, LIKE!

Raintown. Were bloody amazing. It was easily one of the best atmosphere gigs I've seen from them lately. The crowd were really into it. There weren't a lot of us (less than 100) but ah it was awesome.
Stevie, Scott and John in the band all saw me as they were setting up. A 'what are you doing here?' from Stevie *grins*
Claire spotted me before the end of the first line of the first song LMAO. Her entire face lit up and she couldn't stop grinning at me. It was a wonderful reaction. Paul just kept looking at me, then looking at Claire, then frowning and looking at me. I waved at him and he beamed. Talking to him afterwards and he said he thought he was seeing things because I was there and I wasn't supposed to be! *giggles* I'm pretty sure there's better things for him to hallucinate than me but how sweet?!

And, bless them! When they did the 'thanks for coming out Newcastle' and 'It's always nice to see a few familiar faces... including a surprise!' ♥

I do feel sorry for people sitting next to me at that gig though; I cannot stay still and chairdance constantly. Although it was nice to

I'd been wanting to surprise them like it for a while and it was worth it, even if it killed me keeping the secret. Their reactions were priceless and I wish I'd been able to get pictures; especially the way Claire started grinning!

Sadly I can't make the next couple of gigs (Inverness & Skye are at month end (plus Paul has already told me 'it's too far for you to drive' - did he miss that I've already been up to Inverness for them once?). Glasgow is the day before Collectormania) so it's gonna be Manchester in June before I see them again *sadface*

Saturday morning I woke up and oh I hurt. And, that, combined with the way my jeans kept falling down, I decided - sadly - not to do any touristing. I will get back up there one weekend for a proper weekend of sight-seeing though!

I popped my legs up under a pillow, listened to music and read until it was time to check out of the hotel. I was texting back and forth with Paul & Claire; I'd texted them to let them know I'd got back to my hotel the previous night, I woke up to a text sent in the wee hours that they'd got back to Glasgow ok, then another flurry of texts telling me how lovely it was to see me, thanking me for the surprise, how much they appreciated it, wishing me a safe drive home and telling me to text them when I get home

I also had message from Paul's sister & mum, and Claire's mum telling me how thrilled they were - when Paul & Claire call me part of the family? they mean family!

I swear sometimes I'm not sure if I'm a bigger fan of them, or they of me. I really do love them, roll on Manchester!
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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 23rd, 2017 09:11 am)
Operation 'Surprise Raintown in Newcastle' was a roaring success. I shall be posting about it all. My body hates me though, joints are aching like crazy so I think my plan for today involves sitting with my legs up and spending time with my friends naproxen and codeine!

I really need to get Bob! to focus on the SG1 Reverse Big Bang fic. I have a lot to write and not a lot of time to write it in. I've got the next scene plotted out. Hell while stuck in traffic on Friday and I opened up the voice recorder on my phone and dictated a conversation that needs to happen between Daniel and Sam!

Breakfast first, while listening to some Goo Goo Dolls and getting ready the Sunday Wibble-A-Thon )
Title: Defence, Pretence, Offence - Chapter 43/70 - Friends and Family
Author: Beren (aka Tasha)
Pairing: Harry/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Warnings: This story is canon compliant until the end of Order of the Phoenix and then goes AU. None of the HBP or Deathly Hallows plot will be used, or the Horcruxes for that matter since this story was planned before we knew the details about those things, and hence has it's own fanon. This includes birthdays and other information that have since been revealed on Pottermore and in further productions.
Summary: The threat of open war in on the horizon. The Order and the Ministry are of one accord and both know that where Harry Potter is, Voldemort will eventually be. Preparations are being made and this time the side of the light will not be caught unawares.
Summer classes, sabotage, revelations about Draco's father, teaching and the final showdown with Voldemort all await Harry and Draco in this exciting sequel to Gold Tinted Spectacles (LJ | AO3 | Wattpad).
Author's Notes: This is the second story in the Hecatemae universe. It starts up just after the end of the first instalment and I advice reading that one first so you understand the premise. Thanks go to my sister Sophie for the beta reading.
It has taken me 12 years to finally get around to finishing this, I very much hope everyone enjoys it.
Link to other parts: LJ | DW | AO3 | Wattpad
New chapters will be posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Chapter 43 - Friends and Family )
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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 21st, 2017 07:30 am)
IT's Friday. My bags are packed. I'm about to hit the road but first some pretty for a Friday morning )
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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 20th, 2017 09:01 pm)
I have finished work for the week, I have another four day weekend ahead of me. Wheee. It was a busy workday including an hour and a half webinar/meeting with our processing team in India about the errors they've been making. It was hard going with language barriers but I think we've managed to get some points across so fingers crossed we see an improvement in both indexing and stupid errors being made.

I sweet-talked two suppliers into taking us off stop
1) If you don't tell us that you, Company L have taken over Company H, exactly how am I supposed to know I'm supposed to pay you instead of them. So now they've given us til the end of the month so I'm busy getting them vetted and set up and stuff
2) I'm sorry, did you just send me a 7 day legal notice for a 2015 invoice. That you've never mentioned in the previous six months I've been having weekly emails with you. Yeah, no. Not happening sunshine PS we paid it in September 2015 and here's the proof, so nice try but no cigar!

I also manged to get my inbox down to like 150 emails and I'm only a week behind. Of course, taking 4 days off is going to ruin that and it'l probably be back up to 300 or so on Tuesday. But I'm not thinking about that.

I'm focusing on the forthcoming shenanigans. All my paperwork is printed, all my electronics are charged. My bag is packed except for the bits that can't go in it until tomorrow. I've turned off all my workday alarms except for the 'GO TO WORK CASSIE' alarm which I'll use as my wake-up in case I'm not already awake. And then I shall jump into Lotte and we shall drive up to Newcastle.

Why Newcastle?
Well, because - hardly shockingly, really - Raintown are playing a gig there tomorrow night. Their first ever show in Newcastle. I've also not told them I'm going and I'm hoping to surprise them! :) I've also not been to Newcastle myself in like 10 years, and last time it was literaly 'drive up, go to gig, drive back' so I'm looking forward to doing a little touristing. At minimum, I want to visit the castle - 12th century.

Right now though, I'm curled up comfy on my couch and I'm thinking it's time for some Supernatural. Almost at the end of season 10 so catching up slowly!
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([personal profile] candygramme Apr. 19th, 2017 05:00 am)
Title: Dem Reloads the World
Author: [personal profile] tehexile
Artist: [personal profile] candygramme
Fandom: Chtulhu Saves the World
Characters/Pairings: Cthulhu, Umi, Dem Bones, Paws
Rating/Category: Gen
Genre: Crack
Word Count: 11235
Warnings Silliness and evil potions
Summary: Dem Bones is still a hero, even though he's dead.

Link to fic master post: Here
Link to art master post: Right here below









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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 19th, 2017 06:52 am)
That was sadly a fairly crappy nights sleep. Not new-bed related, just my body being an ass. I'd just got all snuggled down and comfy when my bad leg cramp. I finally got that all calmed down and had a - most likely related - acid reflux attack. URGH. Finally got to sleep around 2:30, was awake just after 6. URGH

I foresee caffeine today. Many many caffeine for me!

The Morning Wibble )
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([personal profile] badfalcon Apr. 18th, 2017 06:57 pm)
... or, why you should never ask a writer to write you 'about me' blurb.

I want to re-write my about me over on my profile and update my sticky 'about me' post but I suck at introducing myself, never know what's interesting or enough or too much. So, I asked a friend of mine, who makes words for a living.

And this is what she came up with:

Hi, I'm Llama. I'm six foot ten and have bright orange horns that glow in the dark. I speak fluent sarcasm, fangirl and several dialects of snark. I originated on a planet in the Pegasus galaxy, and was rescued from a life of boredom by a flyboy in a puddle jumper. I have an attraction to pretty women with heart shattering smiles and I like to follow random musicians around the UK.

*giggles*
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