So yesterday it hit 62 (16.67) and they're saying it'll have a high of 26 (-3.33) tomorrow with a possibility of up to 6 inches of snow. Go home, Mother Nature, you are drunk.

Timeless had its season finale Monday (and possibly series finale, since it hasn't been renewed yet) and it did that annoying 'everything seems to be all happy and going fine but then in the last two minutes there is SHOCKING TWIST and SURPRISE and OMG WHAT WILL HAPPEN? Better hope they renew us so you can find out!' thing that seems to be the way tptb want to do things more often than not lately (well, always I guess because while I can think of a number of shows that ended that way last year there's also a bunch from ages ago- Alien Nation comes to mind and that was more than 25 years ago.) I'm just... not a fan of shocker tactics. *sigh*

On the good news front, Lethal Weapon was renewed! And for a full 22 episode season! (Unlike the 18 episodes that I think S1 was given). Watching Riggs' one-step-forward-two-steps-back recovery and growth is wonderfully painful. Good job show and congrats on the renewal.

I hit 1k on my exchange fic and it looks like if I wanted I could either end it at 1.5k(ish) or spin it off into some long 5-10k (or more) monstrosity. Or maybe not. Eh, there's plenty of time, I guess I'll just see how it goes.
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([personal profile] cedara Feb. 22nd, 2017 09:53 pm)


Can someone please invent a warp drive? Or grab a TARDIS?

It's really a shame that humanity wastes its money on wars and making the Rich richer - it would be better used on finding out if these three in the habitable zone have water on them.
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Title: Defence, Pretence, Offence - Chapter 23/70 - Approve or Disapprove
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 23 - Approve or Disapprove )
beren_writes: Loki smiling with the words "Sweet and innocent ... honestly" (Avengers - Loki sweet and innocent)
([personal profile] beren_writes Feb. 22nd, 2017 08:00 am)
I know, late again - this week I simply forgot. Brain like a sieve!



Happy Birthday to:
20th: [livejournal.com profile] gummibearthief, [livejournal.com profile] ficlette, [livejournal.com profile] gilith_ramaloce
21st: [livejournal.com profile] lokifan
22nd: [livejournal.com profile] who_la_hoop,[personal profile] fodirteg/[livejournal.com profile] fodirteg
23rd: [livejournal.com profile] dollface_uk,[personal profile] avictoriangirl, [livejournal.com profile] josephsaren, [livejournal.com profile] xandutch/[personal profile] xandutch
25th: [livejournal.com profile] charisstoma
26th: [personal profile] syrosis

I hope you all have great birthdays and Many Happy Returns to every one of you.
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([personal profile] donutsweeper Feb. 21st, 2017 10:48 am)
Title: The Walls We See Around Ourselves
Fandom/Pairing/Rating:
Captain America, Bucky/Sam/Steve, rated G
Beta: BridgetMcKennitt
Word Count: 883 words

Summary:
 Bucky and Sam gang up on Steve to find out why he still doesn't know how to dance.
Author's Note: A chocolatebox treat for Yeomanrand

The Walls We See Around Ourselves
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([personal profile] donutsweeper Feb. 20th, 2017 11:25 am)
It's currently 57 degrees (13.8 celcius) outside and utterly pouring- sheets of rain coming down. There is so many things wrong with that, it's not even funny. I live in Minnesota, it's supposed to be 27/28 maybe with tons of snow. We've only shoveled three or four times all winter, and other than in shady patches and where there were huge piles, the snow is completely gone. But climate change isn't a thing. *sigh* I've been able to open the windows some so the cats are happy though, so, bright side?

Frustratingly, I haven't enjoyed the last two Lethal Weapon episodes. Two weeks ago the subplot was with the Murtaugh's teen daughtersubplot ranting ) And, meanwhile the main plot involved the shrink, Cahill, having a stalker (which wasn't a great plot to start with but then ends with Riggs saving her life and main plot ranting )

This week's was slightly better and saw the return of Hilarie Burton's DEA agent character which led to Murtaugh and Avery basically trying to shove her and Riggs together. The man is still grieving his wife, he's started baby steps to getting past the worst of it (vague attempts at sobriety) but he has a ways to go before attempting any kind of relationship... I just wish the show let him grieve and cut it with the romantic crap. Not everyone needs to be in a relationship/flirting/whatever to be happy.

Ugh ugh ugh. I was SO into this show and now.... *sighs some more*

The list of shows I've tried/given up on keeps growing (and groaning, I guess, which is what I mistakenly typed first). Powerless, This is Us, Blindspot, Blacklist, Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Magicians, and others? I know I'm forgetting a ton. There's also People of Earth which I watched some of and liked it well enough, but keep forgetting it exists.

I'm liking Sleepy Hollow's new season, which is a nice surprise. Every fandom space I've found *hates* it though, mostly as blowback for Abbie's fate as opposed to anything actually airing from what I can tell. Grimm's last season is... bad. There's no other word for it. But, like I have with other shows, the end is so close I'm sticking it out. Lucifer's most recent twist was.. well, not what I hoped for, but it's currently on break so we'll see where it goes with it when it returns. DC's Legends of Tomorrow is floundering, the camp can no longer cover for the plotting and acting issues. John Barrowman is *awful* in DCTV. Sorry, John, I loved your Jack Harkness, but everything since then has been a huge disappointment and borderline terrible.

Timeless has only one more episode this season with no renewal word, here's hoping it has an acceptableish 'ending' that'll work as series or season finale.

Oh! There's been an update to that adorable story about the Muslim and Jewish families who were photographed protesting next to one another at O'Hare airport (my previous post about it). The families did get together for that dinner and apparently had a lovely time. *sniffles happily*
Title: Defence, Pretence, Offence - Chapter 22/70 - To-Wards
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 22 - To-Wards )
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([personal profile] badfalcon Feb. 19th, 2017 09:05 pm)
I'm not entirely sure why but whenever I open up the 'post an entry' page, I have the strangest urge to start my posts with a David Hewlett style "Hello internets, tis I!" greeting - you've seen his vlogs and know what I mean, right?

Let's see, whats the latest in the Land Of Llama. I did not sleep well last night. Or, at all, really. I went to bed at normal time around 10:30-11:00 or so, gave up and got up around 03:20, was still awake at about 05:30, fell asleep finally just after that and woke up again around 09:00. I've been feeling all fuzzy and thick headed all day and yeah my Sunday has been powered by Red Bull.

I spent a lazy morning in bed updating the layout over at aslasherandageek.co.uk, reading blogs and listening to music. I discovered a wonderful playlist on Spotify
- yup a 9 hour, 161 song playlist of all 4 seasons worth of soundtrack... What can I say? The show and it's music has become such a guilty pleasure of mine. I'm about 3/4 of the way through S2 at the moment.
As with all things country music related, I blame Gary Quinn

I tried to take a nap this afternoon but I'm pretty sure it failed. I genuinely don't know if I fell asleep or not, which was the strangest sensation ever. I felt even fuzzier than I did before I crawled into bed and oh the thumpy head. I dosed it with some caffeine, sugar, chicken pot pie and baked beans then had a lovely soak in a hot bubble bath, reading Poppy Z Brite - Lost Souls and listening to The Life Of Riley.

Now, I've taken some painpills and sleeping pills. I'm back on the Nashville playlist. I'm reading a DK Publishing astronomy book called The Planets: The Definitive Visual Guide To Our Solar System. And I'm futzing around on LJ and DW.

How's your Sunday been?
badfalcon: (Steve Smile)
([personal profile] badfalcon Feb. 18th, 2017 10:06 am)
I'm definitely starting to feel more like myself. Not quite there just yet and I did have a complete freak out over buying glasses last night but I talked myself through it and think I'm ok. I think.

Some pretty. because... well who needs a reason, really? )
littlestclouds: (do you share the same sense of defeat?)
([personal profile] littlestclouds Feb. 17th, 2017 02:18 pm)
If you're wondering what's going on with me, I fell back into Supernatural. Oops. In my defense, S12 has been pretty solid so far and is, quite possibly, the best season since S8.*









*for relative values of "best" but still
Title: Defence, Pretence, Offence - Chapter 21/70 - Happy Birthday Harry
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 21 - Happy Birthday Harry )
badfalcon: (Sunset Love)
([personal profile] badfalcon Feb. 16th, 2017 06:07 pm)
Mental health wise I'm not doing so well right now. I've been very stressed the last couple of weeks - work's been insane and poor Lotte needed quite a lot of repairs doing on her. I'm starting to come out the other side but I'm still feeling quite... meh

I'm going to move swiftly on to day 3 of this meme which is Your favorite television program

See. Kneejerk reaction is Stargate SG1. Followed by Stargate Atlantis. Because LOVE. I think I've covered plenty of times how much that show's helped me over the last couple years
The sheer amount of love I have for Jack and Daniel and Sam and Teal'c and Hammond and Fraiser and Mitchell and Vala and Sheppard and McKay and Beckett and Lorne...

But then I factor in the fact I've been doing an NCIS rewatch and falling in love with Gibbs & DiNozzo & Ducky all over again. Throw in LA and NO and they're the shows I'm the closest to being completely up-to-date on.

There's also the new shows that I've fallen for this year. Lucifer. Lethal Weapon. MacGyver. Pure Genius. Bull.

And we can't forget the returning loves. The Librarians. Bones. Castle. Criminal Minds. Supernatural. Arrow. Agents Of SHIELD. iZombie. The Mentalist. Killjoys. Dark Matter. Saving Hope. Hawaii Five-0. Fringe. Haven. Elementary.

Of course then you have all All Time Favourites, the ones I always go back to no matter how many times I've watched them. Buffy. CSI. Charmed. Dukes Of Hazzard. Sanctuary. MacGyver. Leverage. White Collar. House. Farscape. Firefly. Star Trek.

The last things I watched were Criminal Minds, Ransom, Quantico, Pure Genius, Proof and Once Upon A Time
Right now I'm about to press play on the 1x01 of Rectify.

... I believe this post is mostly known as 'Cassie watches far too much on TV'.
Title: Defence, Pretence, Offence - Chapter 20/70 - Back to Normal?
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 20 - Back to Normal? )
beren_writes: Loki smiling with the words "Sweet and innocent ... honestly" (Avengers - Loki sweet and innocent)
([personal profile] beren_writes Feb. 15th, 2017 08:08 am)
Sorry this is late - I'm all over the place at the moment.



Happy Birthday to:
13th: [livejournal.com profile] emruascat,[personal profile] slashpervert
14th: [livejournal.com profile] raffi,[personal profile] lookingatthestars
15th: [livejournal.com profile] serpentmalfoy
16th: [livejournal.com profile] lovebug2867
17th: [livejournal.com profile] meredith_,[personal profile] akira17/[livejournal.com profile] akira17
18th: [livejournal.com profile] coderomance
19th: [personal profile] fasterthanmygun

I hope you all have great birthdays and Many Happy Returns to every one of you.
Title: Defence, Pretence, Offence - Chapter 19/70 - Questions
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 19 - Questions )
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