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Butts... My NaNo is Butts

I'm struggling like hell with my story this year. I did last year too, and, hell the year before that. This is a trend that sucks, and can see itself out the same way it came in.

In other news, I'm mad at SHIELD (which is part of my problem with my NaNo, actually), and am prepared to fall in love with The Witches of East End based on the pilot alone.

So far this season The Voice is the best TV I'm watching, what is my life.

I don't even watch television.

And There's Another Year Gone By...

...without any kind of post from me.

Hello internet! I en't dead.

So, what new and fandomish with me?

I'm watching (which is kind of shocking, actually) and enjoying Sleepy Hollow. more thoughts here...Collapse )

I'm also watching SHIELD, and I gotta say I don't love it as much as I want to. more thoughts here...Collapse )

In other news, I'm finally going through and watching NCIS from start to finish (if by "start" you mean "Season 3," which I do, in this case.) We're on Season 8 and I'm starting to see some things I hadn't seen before. It helps having it all in order. Context and all.

NaNoWriMo approacheth, and I'm scrambling to figure out WT-bloody-F to write. I'm leaning heavily towards Harry Potter, though Avengers is not out of the question.

It's the 15th of October and I don't have a story. Hell, I haven't even narrowed it down to a fandom. No need to panic, right?

Someone Should Write Me That

I demand the fic where Natasha is in Korea during the war and ends up at a M*A*S*H unit. I'd like to see her meeting the Other Hawkeye.

Someone should write me that.

Avengers: "Invisible Ink"

Title: Invisible Ink
Author: kadollan
Disclaimer: This work is a piece of fan-fiction that is intended for entertainment purposes only. Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff are owned by any number of people who are not me.
Primary Characters: Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff
Rating: Teen
Type: One-Shot; vignette
Warnings: Mild implausibility, tattoos
Word Count: 505

Steve knows that Natasha has a tattoo, but it isn’t until they are sparring that he finds out more.


Written for the prompt, “Steve knows what Natasha's tattoo is. How did he find out?”

As always, many thanks are due to my dear beta cheerleader (this is largely un-betaed), cybermathwitch. Thank you darling! Any remaining mistakes are, of course, my own.

Steve knew that Natasha had a tattoo from that darned “never did I ever” game that Darcy’d roped them all into playing.

(Also on AO3)

Holiday Cards

I'm stealing this idea more or less wholesale from lar_laughs.

I'm going to send out holiday cards this year. If you would like to receive a card from me, drop a note in the in the comments (all comments are screened, but if you're more comfortable feel free to drop me a PM.)

ALSO -- if you would like a short ficlet/drabble-thing in your card, please reply with one of the following fandoms. I promise you something unique and holiday themed. (Notice that I am not also promising you quality.)

Fandoms on offer include: Harry Potter, Marvel Avengers Cinematic Universe, and Lord of the Rings. (I thought about also offering Firefly and NCIS, but I'm not sure I'd do either justice.)


Inspired by True Life Events

Darcy sends the following text to Jane: "Steve is reading a translation of Gangnam Style. Theatrically. SAVE ME."

Next text, sent only a few seconds later: "OMG gng to kill Tony & Clint for showing him Youtube, Christ Jesus."

(I wrote that into my NaNo because my daughter just played Gangnam Style for my husband, who responded as any sensible person would be Googling the lyrics and reading them aloud. What is my life?)
A meme! Gacked from damn near everybody.

Name a fandom and I'll tell you which character I most likely:

Want as my mentor:
Bake cupcakes for:
Lend my books to:
Put thumbtacks on the chair thereof:
Have a crush on:
Pack up and leave if they moved next door:
Vote for President:
Pick as my partner in a buddy movie:
Want as my boss:
Want as my best friend:


cybermathwitch and I watched a baby being born today.

If you look up the word "awesome" in the dictionary you will find a picture of little Phoebe Sarah.

Welcome to the world, sweetheart. You're going to love it out here.

"Baaaaaah!" Says the Meme Sheep

Gacked from all of the places...

So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious but you have no idea about, or something obscure you just have to know. Ask away. All topics, within reason, are open for discussion.

If something is too personal, I reserve the right to vague my answer up or straight-out not answer. But you'll never know what I'm willing to say with the anonymity of being on-line if you don't ask!
A Question for the Committee

Here's a question for those of you who post fic on AO3: What is a reasonable Hits to Kudos ratio? If say, 95% of your hits don't leave kudos should you assume that nobody likes it? Or is 5% a pretty good number? What's average? Or do you even worry about the ratio? How can you tell if you're winning?

Update on the NaNo Front

I've managed to be at or slightly above the word count goal every day so far. ::knocks wood:: I am hoping to keep that up (or maybe get ahead) because I know that there are going to be some serious interruptions before all is said and done (and by "serious interruptions" I mean "cooking Thanksgiving dinner for 18+ people" and "my best friend is having a baby and I'm one of her birthing coaches.") So, yeah -- ahead would be good, although so far I've just pretty much been managing "not behind."

I posted one the things I wrote this month night before last (this is not unrelated to the AO3 Kudos/Hits question above.)

Marvel Avengers Movie Universe/Captain America: The First Avengers "Can't Get Warm." Rated Teen. 1358 words. Bucky wakes up cold on a table in a German camp, and he can't get warm. Events in Captain America: The First Avenger from Bucky's POV.

DVD Commentary Meme

I have the DVD Commentary Meme on offer here. I had fun doing inline commentary for "The Lost Boys." Come play with me!