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Sep. 1st, 2014

Animal Turtle berry

Sigh

So, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Mom and I canned tomatoes in juice form and salsa form. Lots of tomatoes. Lots and lots and lots of tomatoes. After each bout of tomatoes, I'd come home and fall asleep on the couch, for hours.

Yay, new meds, and my body trying to adjust to them. (Don't ask how they're working. I'm not sure. I know I'm sleeping more, and it's harder to wake up. Which...I don't know. Is it good or bad? My mood seems to be the same.)

I was planning on editing stories today, but Mom called last night. "Um, your brother's bringing more tomatoes to can."

"What, he didn't think we deserved a day off?"

"I guess not?"

So, I got to her place at 7:00 a.m. and we went to work canning whole tomatoes. We set up fourteen quarts, and there were still tomatoes left over. Mom thought she'd turn them into salsa. After we pressured the first set of seven, then set the second set to be pressured, I fell asleep on Mom's couch, and didn't wake up until the telephone rang at 11:00. Mom took care of the rest of the jars, and I slept through the alarm and her doing that and everything.

Oops.

So, she and I went out for lunch and it took a while for my brain to catch up to all this. We had yummy Mexican, and the cutest waiter, who looked like a skinny Aztec. I kept asking Mom if we could bring him home. She kept saying, "We can't afford to feed him," and "But would you walk him?"

I came home after lunch, and actually stayed awake the rest of the day, but the brain is still fuzzy, and I kept being distracted by the Simpsons marathon, and then Burn Notice DVDs. Oops.
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Aug. 31st, 2014

Animal Turtle berry

Fic Recs

leni_ba wrote Long Distance. Buffy+/Angelus, A.U. season 6 BtVS.

doreyg wrote a Wallender fic, Unicorns take Ystad. Very funny!

scribble_myname wrote a pre-Avengers fic, Beneath this Human Skin, for he invents the monsters underneath the bed to get you to sleep next to him, Clint+Barney.

blythechild wrote an original ficlet for the prompt, dragons making another attempt at domesticating humans.

BookwormWithAnAttitude is writing a Winry-centric fic, The Trigger, which takes into account Winry shooting Scar, rather than Edward stopping her. Unfinished.

rett_chan wrote Shattered, a Blood + ficlet, for the prompt of, "What has the world done for me lately? And why should I die to defend it?"

metamorphagi wrote Vide for the prompt, Leverage, Parker/Eliot/Hardison, what the two of them can't say with _____ in the room.

tinhutlady wrote Hang the Rules for the prompt, X-Men, Logan/Rogue, Not brotherly. She also wrote, Tea and Mummies for the prompt, Any, Any, "A cup of tea cures everything." "Everything?" in The Mummy-verse.

daria234 wrote fic for MCU, ensemble or any, The Gang Gets Analyzed [It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia].

scribble_myname wrote an MCU fic (Rogue) Bonfire for Any, any, gloves.

classics_lover wrote a ficlet for Iron Man, Tony/Pepper, Love notes.

HangOnSilverGirl wrote The Way Things Work, an Edward/Winry fic in which Ed tries to get his head around the fact he loves Winry.

Additionally, Medieval Beasts that Cannot Even Handle It Right Now, sent to me by cornerofmadness.
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Aug. 30th, 2014

Puppy Oh no!

Some days, Mom and I should not be allowed out on our own

Yesterday, I went in to work for a few hours to make up the time I took off to go to the doctor. By the time I got to Mom's house, I was kind of loopy from the meds. Fortunately, we only had a few things to do - post office, library, lunch, and grocery store.

We got in the car, drove to the library, and we picked out books and movies for the weekend, then drove toward the post office. "Where's your letter?" I asked.

"Uh...I forgot it!"

"Do you want me to turn around?"

"No, no, I'll just mail it Saturday," she said.

So we went on to get lunch. While waiting for our order, I asked her for her sanitizing gel, and she started digging in her purse. And digging. And digging. And found all sorts of receipts she could throw away, and her pill box, and various other things - including the letter.

"Oh, we can drop that off on the way back."

"No, I'll just mail it from the house tomorrow."

So we ate lunch, and went to the grocery store, and Mom couldn't find her grocery list. As I'd been wandering around the store in a daze, without a list, just picking lettuce and lunch meat, I looked around, found Mom, and said, "Braining is hard!"

She stared at me for a few seconds and brayed like a donkey.

Today, we canned tomato juice. Mmmm. Lots of tomato juice. Well, at least sixteen quarts, and we have another five to seven quarts to finish up tomorrow.
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Puppy Pewter

Dogtor Who

You're welcome.

Aug. 29th, 2014

FMA Ed Marking Time icon

FMA Fic: "Roadmap" 1/1

Title: Roadmap
Author: evil_little_dog
Series: 2003 anime/Conqueror of Shamballa
Word Count: 175
Rating: K+
Characters/Pairings: Edward, Alphonse
Summary: They’re stuck in this place.
Warnings: Post-Conqueror of Shamballa
Disclaimer: If I was making money, I’d have a nicer house, newer vehicle, newer laptop, and more dogs.
fma_fic_contest prompt: “An Old Map”

X X X

Alphonse refuses to give up. You, on the other hand, are sure there isn’t a way back to Amestris, not without someone dying. You’ve seen enough of death. You’ve even taken lives yourself, not that you want to talk to Al about it. Bad enough you have nightmares where Greed gasps out Philospher’s Stones, where Majhal taunts you with blue roses, where Envy shows you his true face, which looks too much like your own.

This is not a world of alchemy. This is a world of science, a world that looked on alchemy as a worthless memory of weird men in robes, trying to change lead into gold. Trying to make a stone which would provide eternal life.

There is no forgotten lore, no legends, no old map anywhere that will guide you back to Amestris. This is where you will live, the rest of your days. It may never be Rezembool, but at least, you have Alphonse beside you. You think that’s all you really need, and don’t tell yourself you lie.

X X X

Aug. 25th, 2014

Animal Turtle berry

FMA Fic: "Things Your Brother Says" 1/1

Title: Things Your Brother Says
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Characters/Pairings: Alphonse, Edward
Author: evil_little_dog
Words: 292
Rating: K+
Summary: Edward needs to talk to Hohenheim. He doesn’t want to.
Warnings: N/A
Disclaimer: So not mine.
Prompt: from gehayi, Fullmetal Alchemist (or Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), Ed Elric &/or Al Elric & Hohenheim, Shock! The Father's True Identity (Bleach)

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Aug. 24th, 2014

Quote Writing

Meme from rahirah

Pick no more than three letters and I will answer those questions.

A. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
B. Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
C. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
D. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of
them?
E. Share one of your strengths.
F. Share one of your weaknesses.
G. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written
and explain why you’re proud of it.
H. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written
and explain why you’re proud of it.
I. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
J. Which fic has been the easiest to write?
K. Is writing your passion or just a fun hobby?
L. Is there an episode section of canon above all others that inspires you
just a little bit more?
M. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
N. What’s the worst writing advice you’ve ever come across?
O. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you
choose?
P. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which
pairing would it be?
Q. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes
out of order?
R. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
S. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement.
Do you have a muse?
T. Describe your perfect writing conditions.
U. How many times do you usually revise your fic/chapter before posting?
V. Choose a passage from one of your earlier fics and edit it into your
current writing style. (Person sending the ask is free to make
suggestions).
W. If you were to revise one of your older fics from start to finish, which
would it be and why?
X. Have you ever deleted one of your published fics?
Y. What do you look for in a beta?
Z. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
AA. How do you feel about collaborations?
AB. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.
AC. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not
written by yourself, which would you choose?
AD. Do you accept prompts?
AE. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic
being canon compliant?
AF. How do you feel about smut?
AG. How do you feel about crack?
AH. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con?
AI. Would you ever kill off a canon character?
AJ. Which is your favorite site to post fic?
AK. Talk about your current wips.
AL. Talk about a review that made your day.
AM. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?
AN. Write an alternative ending to a fic you’ve written (specify by title,
link or general description].
Animal Turtle berry

Fic Recs

daria234 wrote me a ficlet for Leverage, Hardison/Parker/Eliot, Parker reads up on medieval customs, and makes tokens for Hardison and Eliot to carry 'into battle'. Because, Parker.

cschoolgirl wrote Tiny Bubbles for X-Men (Movies) Logan/Rogue, A film of bubbles was all that hid the sight of her body from him.

tigriswolf wrote Aren't You Proud? for MCU, Natasha, Little girls shouldn't play with matches.

bleedingcoffee wrote an FMA fic, The Mustang Baby. Tag: Roy and Riza's son Maes is the Amestrian version of the Lindbergh Baby. Someone has kidnapped the Furhur's son and Edward Elric arrives to help an old friend save his family.

alcimines wrote Treatasaurus Rex for The Dresden Files, Harry Dresden+any, Under my Hat

salmon_pink wrote Cute and Maul for MCU, Guardians of the Galaxy.

daria234 wrote a ficlet for White Collar, Peter + Mozzie, Mozzie has to pretend to be FBI agent Peter Burke and Peter the paranoid conspiracy theorist thief.
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Animal Turtle berry

eyugh

Rogue and Vinnie woke me at around 4:30 this morning. I don't know when Vinnie came on the bed, because he wasn't there when I went to sleep (and the previous night, he slept in Mom's room). I tried to go back to sleep, but gave up at 5:30. Just couldn't do it. So the dogs and I went for a little walk, and I sat down with Hyoue and contemplated my sore throat.

Because it really started acting up again last night after we got home and before the thunderstorm made its pass over Southern Indy.

My nose ran hard and long, and this morning, both tonsils are hurting (usually, just my left hurts, because the left side of my body is weaker).

We did go out and eat last night at a place called "R'z" in Fort Branch. It's a tiny restaurant (holds 88 customers) in an old printing house. We were seated next to a tiny table with candles and champagne chilling in a bucket. I thought it was a prop but as we were getting our appetizer delivered, a couple came in and the man proposed. All right behind my back, which meant I couldn't see anything. I did lead the applause, though. They were very cute, and a lot of photos were taken.

The food at R'z is pretty good; it's a foodie type restaurant, I guess, because the prices are a little higher than what we normally pay, plus everything is a la carte. No veggies came with my meal whatsoever, so I ordered a side of brussell sprouts (roasted and then served in some sort of bourbon-maple glaze? YUM). Mom and I both ordered spaghetti and meat balls, and the marinara sauce was quite spicy. Sisters had penne alfredo with chicken and all you can eat catfish (that could've fed three people, with all the sides of corn, slaw, baked potato, and the extra salad she ordered, plus the five pieces of catfish). Our appetizer was the loaded hand-cut potato chips, very tasty. Still, I'm not sure we would've gone without our coupons - Sis KS and I both had free entree coupons.

Now I'm starting to get sleepy again, but Mom's up now, and working on the jars that didn't seal. So it's time to figure out breakfast and start the day.
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