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Today I have mostly been indulging in cuddling with the cats and my favourite humans. I also had sex for the first time in about a month and god was it good. I've just not been feeling in the mood because of pain, side-effects of painkillers, exhaustion and frustration.

I want this damn cast off my leg. It's been a month and I'm tired of it. It itches and aches and it's cumbersome. I had an orthopedics appointment yesterday and I'm healing 'nicely', whatever that means - both the bone and the operation site. I'm blanking on the medical term. I've still got at least another month before he looks at taking the cast off though. I'm getting more stable on crutches, less worried about falling over, taking less painkillers so while I am frustrated, things are all moving in the right direction which is always good to know.

So yes, cuddling, kissing and shagging - a wonderful way to spend a chilly, rainy, Welsh summer morning. I have discovered the joys of youtube, and have been enjoying watching Prince, Michael Jackson, Madonna & Queen videos.

As well as 80s pop music, I've been watching trailers for some upcoming movies that I was already eagerly anticipating. If I wasn't already excited for Justice League or Thor: Ragnarok, I am now beside myself. They both look like so much fun, don't they?

It's also worth noting on a purely shallow note, that both Jason Momoa and Chris Hemsworth are both deliciously strappin young men who I would not kick out of bed for eating crackers! (Sorry, Jack!)

It's now time to move to the couch where there is a chicken salad waiting for me for my lunch and continue watching some Harry Potter. Lucy and I have been rewatching the movies this week, and we're about to start The Order Of The Phoenix. A nice, comfortable, enjoyable Thursday afternoon.

Awake

Jul. 27th, 2017 10:01 am
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There's something not quite right when you're awake earlier on your day off than on a work day.

I slept really badly last night. You know those nights where you can't get comfortable, you're too hot with the duvet on, too cold with it off and when you do sleep you just have bizarre dreams that kept waking you up? That's the night I had.

I actually gave up on sleep somewhere around 3:45 and made myself a cup of tea. I sat in bed and read for a bit, then jumped online. I did a little bit of work on my wordpress site, joined a few fanlistings.

It's now 10am and admittedly i'm still sitting in bed. I'm thinking about taking a shower, getting dressed and walking into town. There's a few things I'd like to get and a few chores around the house I'd like to check of the list. Nothing exciting, it's a 'buy milk' and 'do laundry' type of day.

This afternoon I'm hoping to knuckle down and make a start on writing - probably my [community profile] jd_ficathon fic

TRUE CRIMER: Dolly Oesterreich

Jul. 27th, 2017 01:48 am
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This installment of True Crimer is, I promise, not quite so much of a downer as the tale of Dorothy Jane Scott, and far less likely to give you nightmares. Tonight I’m going to tell you the story of Dolly Oesterreich.

Trapped in the closet. )

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Wednesday Reading Meme

Jul. 26th, 2017 09:05 pm
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What I Just Finished Reading

R. Roebuck, ed., Cornelius Nepos: Three Lives: In Latin. I only read the life of Alcibiades, which was edited slightly for schoolchildren (as usual, they omitted a reference to the unspeakable vice of the Greeks). I was unaware that Alcibiades was murdered by a bunch of people who set his house on fire and then threw spears at him. That seems very thorough. I was also unaware that the Thracians were such party people; the conclusion talks about how Alcibiades was the best because when he lived with the Spartans he was all strong and austere like the Spartans (better than the Spartans, apparently), and when he lived with the Persians he was good at hunting, and when he lived with the Thracians he was good at drinking and sex. Yyyyyeah.

What I'm Reading Now

Comics Wednesday! Apparently the last issues for SteveCap and SamCap? I don't know, that was what the internet told me. Apparently we're switching to a combined Cap #25 next.

Black Panther #16, Captain America Sam Wilson #24, Captain America Steve Rogers #19, Iceman #3, Infamous Iron Man #10, Mighty Captain Marvel #7, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #21, Secret Empire #7, X-Men Blue #8 )

What I'm Reading Next

No idea.

Welcome Reijamira!

Jul. 26th, 2017 05:41 pm
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Welcome new friend [personal profile] reijamira. I hope we become good friends. If for any reason at all we don't click, and you feel the need to remove me. Feel free to, there will be no hard feelings.

Please feel free to look here if you want to know more about me, my likes and so on. If you don't feel like reading all that, then feel free to ask. :)

Disbelief.

Jul. 26th, 2017 06:08 pm
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I'm so upset about what happened in my country today.
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And then water fell from the sky

Jul. 26th, 2017 09:22 pm
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You know that feeling when you get soaked on your way into work and then when you put your anorak back on at lunch time it's still wet?

That. It has been that kind of day. Soggy anoraks, exporting data, zipping up enormous files, copying enormous files to various locations where the automatic replication process can do it's thing tonight... I've achieved a lot but it has been very unexciting.

Tomorrow brings more of the same but if the elder gods of the lurgy are kind I might get to spend the evening pretending to be some kind of competent fighter type helping to rescue kidnapped personalities from some very unpleasant people in a transhuman future. Which certainly beats waiting for file copies to finish :)
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Title: Three Little Words
Pairing(s): Frost/Sparrow/Galen
Challenge(s): G-13. love [[livejournal.com profile] lover100]
Summary: Three months after they get back together, Sparrow tells Galen she loves him.
Warning(s): noncon (past)

It had been three months now. They had been back together for a grand total of three months, and that was just the length of time they'd been together before things had fallen apart the first time. So Sparrow was getting anxious. The three-month marker seemed to loom over her like an unspoken threat, a potential curse that she just didn't know what to do about. Letting it go unspoken seemed like just as much a jinx as putting her worries into words, and she suspected that noting the occasion at all would just be downright rude, a reminder of things the three of them probably didn't want to think about in the first place.

After all, Sparrow still wasn't sure that Galen actually thought he'd done the right thing in coming back to them, and she didn't want to give him any reason to run. Not again. Not now.

Even after three months, Galen was still clearly uncomfortable with them. Or, if not with them, then with Frost specifically; he seemed to go out of his way to avoid the other man whenever he could and yet had also developed the strangest inclination to put himself between them, as if he thought he stood a chance of protecting her from her husband--and as if he thought there was some need to try. It was endearing, surely, but unnecessary to say the least, and Sparrow had no doubt that Frost was as aware of it as she was. To her surprise, though, Frost had so far opted not to push; he was letting Galen take his time in coming fully back to them, and if Sparrow wasn't mistaken, he was, in fact, coming around.

He was at least letting Frost touch him these days, though he certainly wasn't the submissive sweetheart he'd been the first time around. Frost was going to have his work cut out for him if he wanted to win the younger man back.

Tonight, though, everything had seemed to go wonderfully. She had fucked them both in succession, and she was now lying sated between their still-nude bodies. As so often recently, Frost had gone out of his way to please, had gotten them both off with his mouth, one after the other, and kept teasing them while they had fucked; it was only after Galen was sated that Frost had let Sparrow turn her attention to him, and he'd at least feigned reluctance to even that.

So there she was, nestled between them, both of their bodies turned toward hers. Frost had his arm around her waist and his hips pressed against her naked ass, but her own hands were on Galen, her fingers spread across his chest as she felt its gentle rise and fall and the quiet sound of his breath.

His eyes were closed, but she could tell he wasn't yet asleep; the surest sign was the tiny shudder of his muscles every time her fingertips passed over his one of his nipples, and she found herself smiling faintly when he did it. He wasn't Simon, that was sure; wasn't anything like him, in fact. The only thing the two men had in common was that they had both slept in this bed with herself and her husband, but even that was markedly different; she still wasn't sure how freely Simon had done that, but Galen had come to them of his own free will. And he'd returned to them, too, after his leaving had proven to her once and for all that he was truly a man worthy of her time. One of the only good people in the Circle, and perhaps the only one she could ever claim actually deserved her feelings for him.

And there was no pretending she didn't have those feelings for him, not anymore. With Simon, she'd put it off for far too long, and telling him she loved him back when it had first started might have saved his life. But she didn't, and she lost him, and now that she had Galen instead, she wasn't about to make the same mistake again.

"Galen?" she whispered, and she watched his eyes blink open in the dim room. Behind her, she could feel the faintest hint of tension in Frost's muscles as he, too, waited for her words.

"Hm?"

"Are... are you happy?" she asked softly. "With us?"

Even in the darkness, she could see his brow furrow. "Are you?"

She laughed faintly, her thumb stroking over the muscles of his chest more affectionately than she thought she would ever touch anyone. "Yes. But I asked you first. Are you happy with us?"

He hesitated, and though it was hard to tell with certainty, it looked like he was eying Frost over her shoulder. "I'm happy with you," he said finally.

Sparrow paused. It wasn't a surprise, but it wasn't what she wanted to hear, either, and she knew there was a danger in what she was trying to do. Letting Frost hear her affection for this other man was dangerous, especially if he was to ever have ever a chance of leaving them again. Knowing her husband, the minute she confessed any real feelings for Galen, Frost was going to do his damnedest to keep him here no matter what.

"But not us."

Galen withdrew slightly, and that was the last thing Sparrow had wanted to do. "Did I do something wrong?"

"No," she said quickly. "Not at all. I just… I just want to make sure you're actually… That this is what you want."

"I want you," he whispered, leaning back into her, "every bit as much as he does. And I'm not going anywhere."

Her arms snaked upward and around his shoulders, pulling their bodies closer. "I--" Fuck, if she didn't say it now, she feared she never would. "I love you."

The words came out so quietly that for a moment, no one seemed sure of what they'd heard. And then Galen laughed, breaking out into a wide grin as he leaned down to kiss her hard. He was out of breath quickly, half from the kissing and half from his own laughter, and Sparrow was relieved to hear that it was pure, unadulterated joy, not mocking in the least. He was clearly surprised, yes, but nothing worse than that.

Frost, though, was another story, and Sparrow knew that was half the reason for Galen's glee. He was stiff at her back, and she couldn't tell how he was reacting, not really; she doubted he was pleased, but so far he didn't seem too upset, either. And, truth be told, she hoped he wasn't; if this had been Simon, if this had been a year or two ago, and she'd planned to spend the rest of her life with Simon and Nadia at her side, she would have perhaps taken a certain satisfaction in Frost's disappointment and distress. But whatever she felt for him now… just because she couldn't use those words didn't mean she didn't feel something. She thought he knew that, but she couldn't be sure.

"You mean it?"

"You know I wouldn't say it if it wasn't true," she told him quietly. "It's hard enough to say it even when it is."

His head ducked back down, kissing her again, and when the kiss finally broke, he nuzzled affectionately against her. "I'm not going anywhere," he repeated quietly. "I never stopped loving you."

The words he hadn't said, though, hung between the three of them, unmistakable. He might not have stopped loving her after he'd learned what Frost had done, but his feelings for Frost... that seemed to be a different story entirely, even after three months back together. Behind her, the man in question still hadn't reacted to what was happening in front of him, and she would have been stunned if there was anything resembling a positive feeling in his suppressed, unspoken reaction.

Uncomfortable with her own nagging guilt, Sparrow nestled backward into Frost's embrace, pulling Galen along with her. "I want," she began carefully, "the three of us to be together. You, and me, and him. Is that... alright?"

"I'm not trying to take you away," Galen whispered to her, though there was the faintest glint in his eye that made her half-suspect he still wished he could. "If you wanted me to, I would in a heartbeat; and if you want me to stay here with the both of you, then I will."

"But would you rather...?"

She watched him hesitate, glancing back again at Frost. "I don't know. Maybe. Ask me again in a year; I'm sure I'll know by then."

Her heart soared, just hearing that he actually planned to still be with her a year from now. She tilted her head slightly, and glanced backward. "Frost?"

"Hm?"

"What about you?"

She couldn't believe she was almost scared of the answer. She truly had her heart set on him now, even more than on Galen. She didn't want to think of the decision she might have to make if he suddenly decided to manifest that jealous streak he'd been missing all these years.

"I love you," came his comfortingly familiar reassurance, and she felt her tension flow away. "I always told you I would make sure you have what you want. If you want him, you'll have him."

They both knew there was an implicit threat there, even if Frost didn't mean it that way. It was dangerous, this confession they were offering, because the other man in their bed would always have the power to turn it into something terrible. He could bind Galen to him just as he'd done to her, and the only punishment he could ever be sure to face for it would be her own muddled wrath.

They were trusting him with something precious--something he didn't deserve--and it was a terrifying prospect. But she trusted him all the same.

(And that was another quite terrifying notion.)
© 2017 A.F. Tanith

What I'm Doing Wednesday

Jul. 26th, 2017 02:43 pm
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books Christie, Arendt )

grandma extreme old age is hard )

yarning
roses in progressstatue of liberty amigurumiThe garland is about 40 inches (1m) long, with 5 segments. I'm putting 4 roses on each segment, so that's 20 flowers. I've got ten made and ten to go, though I don't think I have enough of the variegated lavender yarn for the last one. Will have to improvise something. Then I can get it in the mail to Grandma.

Then today's newscycle pissed me off enough that I posted a WIP shot of my epic project, my 15" Statue of Liberty. I'm still awaiting lightweight yarn so I can make her robes that actually drape. Also a superhero cape.

In sum, yarning is coping.

Versailles 2.05 War And Peace Screencaps

Jul. 26th, 2017 09:09 pm
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exciting news!

Jul. 26th, 2017 11:03 am
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The Adventure Zone is doing a live show in a city an hour away from me in December! My friend sent me money so I can buy a ticket when they go on sale this Friday. I'm so grateful and excited.

Less exciting is, of course, the US political news today. As a trans person I'm just kind of. Trying to focus on the positive things in my life right now so that I don't get overwhelmed with the negative feelings. Obviously there's a lot of work to do. A lot of fighting to do. But right now I need to enjoy some good things while I try and get a grip on all this.

A Drabble Dump

Jul. 25th, 2017 01:29 pm
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Fandom: Sinister
Wordcount: 100
Pairing(s): Julius/Ben, implied Ben/Severine
Contains: m/m slash, possible polyamory
Prompt(s): [livejournal.com profile] slashthedrabble Prompt #452 ~ Stalking/Stalk

Julius can't handle this. It's just too much to take. He can't even pinpoint whatever it is he's feeling; he doesn't have the words to identify the raging storm of emotion inside him. Is he jealous at the thought of losing Ben? Is he jealous because Ben has obviously replaced him in Severine's eyes? Perhaps even worse, is this emotion nothing more than overprotectiveness borne from his knowledge of what Severine's life will become if she gives in to what his (their?) lover wants.

And every day and every night, Julius watches Ben stalk her like an incessant, hungry beast.




Fandom: Queen Academy
Wordcount: 100
Pairing(s): Kim/Bobby
Contains: f/f slash
Prompt(s): [community profile] femslashficlets challenge #113 - phone

"Answer your fucking phone!" Kim's furious shout pierces Bobby's eardrums the instant the redhead comes into view. "What the fuck, B?"

"What?" she asks, bewildered. "I was busy!"

"I thought you were dead, you jackass!"

Bobby gestured pointedly. "I would have been if I'd answered the phone. Calm down, dude. What's your problem?"

Kim closes her eyes and sighs, the fury flowing from her until nothing is left but palpable frustration. "I just said I thought you were dead."

And that's when it hits her just what Kim's saying. She's only so freaked out because she was worried.

Bobby smiles.




Fandom: Slytherin's Legacy
Wordcount: 100
Pairing(s): Delphi Lestrange & Harry Potter
Prompt(s): [livejournal.com profile] mixandmatch100 Prompt 14: Sabbotage

Delphi's eyes narrow as she spots the book on Harry's desk.

The handwriting. It's definitely not Potter's, but she's seen it before.

It's Snape's.

Brow furrowed, Delphi struggles for a moment to figure out what she's seeing. Why does Harry Potter have a textbook with Snape's writing in it?

And then it clicks: that book he borrowed at the start of the year. It must have been Snape's, and Harry never gave it back.

No wonder he's been doing so well in class.

But now... what to do?

Keep her mouth shut?

Or tell Slughorn, and sabotage her former friend?




Fandom: Slytherin's Legacy
Wordcount: 100
Pairing(s): Delphi Lestrange & Harry Potter
Prompt(s): [community profile] harry100 Challenge Prompt 315: Holiday

Harry's mind races. Delphi's alive, but she's in more peril now than ever. It's unthinkable, her being trapped in company of Death Eaters for the entire summer holiday, and it means that she's got no chance of writing him--and he's not fool to try writing her.

So that's that. Two entire months will go by with no way for him to contact her and no way for him to thank her or apologize for leaving her in that graveyard.

It makes him sick to think about, because two months is entirely too long.

Anything could happen in that much time.




Fandom: Ion
Wordcount: 100
Pairing(s): Avery/Rylan
Prompt(s): [community profile] drabble_zone Challenge # 43: Twinkle

Christmas lights twinkle on the windowsill where Rylan hung them earlier, and Avery lies silent in the dark room, his gaze transfixed as his mind wanders.

This isn't normal, and under no circumstances should he be going along with it. It's all a sick fantasy that he's trying to maintain. The unbelievable illusion that not everything has changed.

But he can't complain. This is his only chance now. All that life has to offer him now that Jaslyn is gone, Ion is dead, and his thirst for revenge had been sated.

Human or not, Avery won't be turning Rylan away.




Fandom: Dreamscape
Wordcount: 100
Pairing(s): Fiona/Arielle
Contains: f/f slash
Prompt(s): [livejournal.com profile] femslash100  challenge 553 - ambition

Ambition. The thirst for power and the advance of one's station in life. Fiona hardly understands the appeal, but she knows it when she sees it. It's that bitter craving that glitters in the eyes of Dreamwalkers and slowly turns their light to shade. It's what created the Dream Lord, and Fiona can see it in even Harmony's gaze. Because no matter how brightly she shines, even the Last Dreamwalker hides that darkness inside her, just as every other human does.

Whenever she sees that glint in their human friend's eyes, Fiona and Arielle retreat alone.

And Harmony's light flickers.

© 2017 A.F. Tanith

contrary to my long-time default icon...

Jul. 26th, 2017 12:24 pm
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Not even fandom can hold back the sick feelings that real-world news has been bringing, much less get me through calling my m.f. red-state-senators as often as I can make myself, so my IG has ballooned with all manner of OTT cooking and baking accounts. Some of them only last a couple of days, so I'm always looking for more, which is how I stumbled over So Yummy, which I swear is what Darcy from in deep with you darling is doing while she's in hiding in Wakanda. I mean, there are a lot of crazy baking blogs/IGs out there, but none of them quite hit the level of Funfetti Fried Oreos or Red Velvet Oreo Lava Cakes. Clearly, she started off coming up with this stuff to keep herself from going crazy while she's there, but now she's in a groove and monetizing it (to an offshore account, of course) so when everything gets sorted out and life can get back to normal, she's got a little nest egg + a shiny new career path, yeah? (Clint has taken to adding another couple of miles to his daily run just to keep up with all the sugar and carbs she throws at him every day. He is totally okay with this.)

(I guess it really always does come back to fandom to keep me more-or-less sane. No surprise there.)

Okay, I swore (to myself, at least) that I'd keep up with the Wednesday book meme, so let's do that, too.

finished
Hunted, Megan Spooner -- YA retelling of Beauty and the Beast, where Beauty is a hunter and spends a fair amount of her time with the Beast working out how she's going to kill him. Beauty as an archer? I was all over it, and I feel like there are a fair number of ppl reading this who would also take to the concept. And I am happy to say it pretty much fulfilled its promise, so feel free to go for it.

now
The Darwath Trilogy, Barbara Hambly -- I always forget how much I like her writing until I stumble over another of her books and get sucked in to a world that's different from all the others.

The Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman -- what Pride and Prejudice and Zombies could have been if the author had actually liked the conventions of the Regency romance he was building on. And knew how to create a supernatural world that overlays the normal one.

Midnight Riot, Ben Aaronovitch, narrated by Kobda Holdbrook-Smith -- I feel like I'd really like the book anyway, but the narration is ten shades of awesome.

When Dimple Met Rishi, Sandhya Menon -- New Adult romance that I think I'm about ready to bail on. It's not them, it's me, etc, etc, etc… I think I'm officially Too Old For This.

next
I think that Currently Reading list is more than enough to deal with for now!

Hawk plus double trouble skunks

Jul. 26th, 2017 09:07 am
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Last Saturday morning the heat started to break, which was very nice. What was also nice was that the day was filled with wild life.

Early in the morning we were visited by two skunks at the same time. Which was kind of crazy...also they both looked very much alike.

Still early in the morning, but after the skunks had departed, the crows were noisy, so I looked up in the sky and saw a lot of birds were in a frenzy, because there were some type of predator type birds in the sky. The turned out to be red tailed hawks, I got a lot of crappy photos, and one not too bad photo, so that was really cool too!

I will start with the hawk photo, the skunks are under the cut

red tailed hawk flying

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