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Aug. 20th, 2017 07:20 pm
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Aug. 20th, 2017 02:08 pm
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I always forget how exhausting healing from a non-minor (I'm hesitant to use major because complications aside it was only a broken leg) injury is - throw in an operation and a lack of general mobility and I'm stil tiring really easily. I also have to keep reminding myself that it's only been two months and that there's still a while to go.

I'm being a very lazy Samantha today. I'm stretched out on the couch with a blanket and a cat.
Lucy is upstairs working on a 'Stargate fanfic for an exchange community on Dreamwidth' (I have no idea what that means past Stargate fanfic and Dreamwidth.)
Jack is watching the Huddersfield vs Newcastle game, doing a crossword and talking about cottage pie. Ooh I hope that means that's what's for dinner.

Thank you for all the anniversary wishes. Jack & I had a lovely meal out last nice. We went to one of our favourite restaurants - and probably for the last time since we're moving four hours away next week. Jack had a rib-eye steak. I had a welsh lamb steak. Much fun was had with the other anniversary gifts although I don't think I need to share the details. I mean, I could if you wanted to know about them but that could be TMI.

I do, however, want to at some point write about the BDSM aspect of our relationship and our roles and how it all works because - much like polyamory - it's so very misunderstood. And nothing like Fifty Shades Of Grey. Ugh!

But that's not for today.

I'm now on the second disc of season 1 of CSI: Las Vegas. I really had forgotten how much I love the show, and the characters, and all the inventive ways the writers have for killing people and all the red herrings and twists. Dubious science and investigation aside, it's still very entertaining. And I still have such a thing for Gil Grissom. Having discovered fandom online it makes me feel a little less dorkish for having a crush on a fictional character - apparently this is the norm rather than being as bizarre as my husband thinks it is.

I'm not finding an episode-by-episode chronology for CSI like I have for the MCU, the DC-TV and for Star Trek but I did find this lovely little chart ) which tracks where each show spins off so I can try and watch the show in some semblance of order. Because I'm a good little geek like that!

Do any of you use either trakt.tv or letterboxd? I've just signed up for them and I have no friends on them either than Jack and Lucy. I'm quantumcupcakes on Trakt and samanderson on Letterboxd.
And while I'm on the subject of social media - if you've got Twitter, I'm AWelshGeek so feel free to add me there too

Prompt for 2017-08-20

Aug. 20th, 2017 09:15 am
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Today's prompt is "a day of roses".
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Below are some basic posting instructions. If you're still uncertain about the process, AO3 has a tutorial for posting new works to collections and challenges.

The main page for the 2017 Jack/Daniel Ficathon can be found here.

The overall page for the umbrella collection of all the Jack/Daniel Ficathons is here.

Posting Before the Due Date
If it's before the due date, please post directly to the current year's subcollection (so that we can reveal all the works together). Go to the subcollection's page and click the button POST TO COLLECTION. This will load the Post New Work page as usual, with the collection already filled in. Don't forget to include your recipient's name in the 'Gift this work to' field! (It's OK to include even if they don't have an AO3 account.) The collection will be moderated until the scheduled posting date of August 27, 2017.

Posting On/After the Due Date
If you're uploading the work to AO3 for the first time, you can do either of the following: (a) Click the POST TO COLLECTION button at that year's collection (as described above). (b) Click the POST NEW button on your Dashboard, and put the collection name (jd_ficathon_xiv) in the Post to Collections/Challenges field. Don't forget to include your recipient's name in the 'Gift this work to' field! (It's OK to include even if they don't have an AO3 account.)

If you're adding a work that's already posted to the archive, all you need to do is connect the existing work to the collection. To do that, go to the work's page. Right above the comment area on that page, there's a row of buttons, including Add to Collections. Click that button, in the input field start typing "jd_ficathon" -- without the quotation marks and with the underscore -- and pick the year/number you wrote the fic for from the dropdown list. If the system doesn't offer to autocomplete the collection name, type it in yourself. This year's name is jd_ficathon_xiv. (For prior year's collections names, see the Collection FAQ.)

Stargate_Summer Arts!

Aug. 20th, 2017 09:35 pm
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These were made for the [community profile] stargate_summer  reverse big bang which finished up a few weeks ago.

Various pairings, wacko scenarios, the usual!




 

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Posted by SG-1 Debrief - The Stargate SG-1 LJ Newsletter

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Surprising Returns by hathor_girl in tokra_kree Sam\Jolinar, Martouf\Lantash, Rated: R



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The one major thing I was sad about re: our trip to Quebec–other than the saga of Dara’s lost luggage, and I’ll get to that–was that I got to spend only a few hours in Montreal. And that was only because the travel plans meant I had a bit of buffer time between when I arrived at the hotel, and when I needed to rendezvous with the shuttle going to Camp Violon Trad.

Because, fortunately, there was in fact going to be a shuttle. The camp’s staffer in charge of communicating with campers, when she sent out a notice in June telling us what to expect, mentioned that they’d be running a shuttle from downtown Montreal up to where Camp Violon Trad actually happens. I was quite happy about this news, because this meant I didn’t have to try to rent a car and navigate my way northward through a French-speaking province.

(Note that the street signs at this point probably wouldn’t have given me a problem. I’m good enough with reading French at this point that I can figure out roughly where I am, if I need to. The tricky parts would just be not being familiar with any specific traffic laws in Quebec. Or if I had to pull over for directions, or got pulled over by a cop or something–because then I’d have to try to communicate and my conversational French is not up to speed yet. But that was also part of why I wanted to go to Camp Violon Trad. More on this to come, too.)

What amused the hell out of me about the camp shuttle was this: the designated pickup point was right by the Berri-UQAM Metro station. Which, as it turns out, was about the only part of Montreal I knew anything about, because when Dara and I had spent our weekend there in 2012, that very corner was right by the hotel we stayed at, the Lord Berri.

This meant that I also knew that there was an Archambault there, and I knew there were a lot of shops and restaurants and things within immediate walking distance. So, that gave me at least a bit of buffer time, long enough for running errands and having a brunch, between “leaving the hotel” and “rendezvousing with the shuttle”.

Getting out of the hotel

Getting out of the hotel was a bit of a challenge. I knew that in theory there was a bus I could take from the airport to the aforementioned Metro station, and I remembered that on the way in the night before, I’d walked past a kiosk that looked like it had information for the bus in question. But I got a little lost walking around with my luggage through the airport–which, now that it was a much saner morning hour, was a lot busier than when I’d arrived the night before.

Turned out I’d come down onto the wrong floor. I had to backtrack a bit, but ultimately, found that kiosk. And determined that I had to buy a pass that’d cost me ten bucks (Canadian). This struck me as expensive. But on the other hand, it was still significantly cheaper than paying for a taxi.

The bus in question, the 747 (not to be confused with the jet, lol), had a stop not far from the ticket kiosk. So I got out there and soon enough was on my way.

It was awfully bright that morning, so I had my sunglasses on. This impacted my ability to look at things en route, but I did notice that Montreal was undergoing a lot of construction. Rather like Seattle, in that respect.

Once I was off the bus

The bus route was very straightforward: get on the bus at the airport, and get off the bus at its very last stop. So there was no risk of confusion or anything in that regard.

There was a bit of confusion as I was turned around regarding what street I was on once I was off the bus, but that was easily corrected. I found the Archambault (and the Lord Berri right beside it) as landmarks quickly enough. And that let me orient myself on the plan I had for the morning: go to a pharmacy a couple blocks north of the Archambault, then go to the Archambault, then go find something to eat, and finally, rendezvous with the shuttle.

On the way to the pharmacy (and back again, for that matter) I got panhandled in French. Or at least, one active panhandle and one attempt to see if I spoke French, but which I suspected was a panhandle. I was rather amused by that, just because being panhandled in a different language was at least a bit of a switch.

I was also deeply amused by this, which was not something I expected to see in Montreal.

Apparently, at least one Elvis impersonator is a big deal there. Ha!

The Archambault was the major errand I wanted to run (the pharmacy was just for necessities). And what I wanted was Tolkien things in French! I nabbed a French translation of The Silmarillion: this one, to be specific. And I bought the Blu-ray set of The Lord of the Rings movies again, but this time because this set actually had French dubs of all three movies. The US releases we’ve already bought–both the DVDs and the Blu-rays–do not have French dubs, which baffles the hell out of me. Portuguese, yes. French, no. To this day I do not for the life of me understand that particular marketing decision!

I amused the clerk at the counter telling him I wanted to practice my French by doing the reading, and by watching the French dubs of the movies. He tried to warn me that The Silmarillion is not exactly an easy book to follow. I assured him that I had read it repeatedly in English, so yes, I was very, very aware. ;D

I’m pretty sure I provided at least a bit of amusement of my own to passersby on the street, just because I was dragging my suitcase around behind me, with my backpack on top of it so I wouldn’t have the weight of it on my back. And of course, I also had my fiddle, which was what I was carrying on my back instead, since it was lighter than the backpack. This led to multiple conversations with people about how I was in the middle of a lot of travel and was on my way north for the next leg of my journey.

Finally I did make it to Juliette et Chocolat, which had been recommended to me on Facebook as a good source of brunch. And which, in fact, I was pretty sure I’d remembered going to in 2012. The brunch was in fact excellent. So was the dessert, a thing called “petit pot fleur de sel”, which was all chocolate-mousse-y and salted-caramel-y and gracious that thing was tasty.

Eventually I wandered around as much as I felt I was up for wandering around. Half of me really wanted to go to the Café des chats, one of Montreal’s cat cafes, but it was just a bit too far of a walk when I was hauling luggage around with me. So I finally just parked for a bit at the corner, sat in the shade, and hung out playing Gummy Drop on my iPad; while I was doing that, I had another random conversation with a gent amused by my stack of luggage.

That didn’t kill enough time, so I got up and wandered off again to go into a nearby coffeeshop for a cold beverage and a visit to a ladies’ room. And that accomplished, I came back again and finally found some folks waiting in a little cluster with violin cases and other luggage.

I’d found the Camp Violon Trad crowd!

Waiting for the shuttle

I discovered to my surprise that I was not actually the only person from the extended Seattle-area session crowd. One of the other ladies waiting for the shuttle was another Seattle person. So that was awesome to discover. 😀 Turned out we had a bit of a wait on our hands, once we greeted one another and exchanged names and such. None of us were particularly sure which corner the shuttle would be showing up on, or even what kind of vehicle we were looking for.

It was a good thing for me that there was public municipal wifi available, though, because that let me check my mail–and find an update sent out by the camp coordinator, Ghislaine, warning us that there had been a bit of a mixup as to vehicle rentals, and that there would be two drivers coming, but one was running late. Which ultimately meant that there’d be two cars for about six passengers, so we had to divide up who would ride with which driver.

The driver I rode with was a fellow named Luc. Who, as it turned out, is André Brunet’s cousin! He was very nice, and told me and the other two ladies riding with him that he taught English. The route he chose to take northward was a bit random, since he wanted to avoid the tunnel that runs underneath the St. Lawrence river, which is often very crowded. None of us minded, as it was a pleasant drive. I amused myself practicing reading signs we went past, as well as keeping up with the bilingual conversation going on in the car.

Once we made it to St-Côme, I was able to observe that it is a) tiny, and b) kind of adorable. The same applied to Plein Air Lanaudia, the site of Camp Violon Trad. There was a lovely lake there, a bunch of trees, and assorted chalets that we were all staying in.

But more on this in Part 3 of the trip report!

Mirrored from angelahighland.com.

Happy anniversary [personal profile] jackjanderson <3

Aug. 19th, 2017 11:46 am
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Today is my 13th wedding annivesary. 13 years ago I said, through tears and smiles, "I do" to my love [personal profile] jackjanderson. I first met him in 1997, we were introduced by a mutual friend, and he stole my heart with one smile. It wasn't love at first sight but it was definitely lust. It took 7 years to get to the wedding and I love him just as much, if not more, than I did all those years ago.
I'm such a soppy heart but... I do love him.

My presents to him, as I mentioned the other day were a pair of silver lace chantilly cufflinks, a pair of flashing shoelaces and a vibrating prostate massager.
Amusingly, he got me a beautiful necklace from the same collection - a silver lace chantilly pendant. And some lacy negligee.
Lucy got us these beautiful black lace candle holders, she got me a pair of silver and lace earrings, and Jack a pair of new workboots.
Jack's son has booked me and Jack a weekend-break away in Nottingham which is famous for its lace.

Early this evening Jack and I are going out for a meal where he has promised to wear a suit and his new cufflinks. Then later tonight I suspect much fun with new toys for the three of us.

It almost makes up not being able to get down to Cardiff this afternoon to see my Blue and Blacks play the Carmarthen Quins. Instead, because the DVD jumped out at me when we were packing them, we're curled up watching CSI: Las Vegas. All the way back to season one with my love for Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle. It's pretty dated now but still very enjoyable. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon at all.

Hello! ♡

Aug. 18th, 2017 09:35 pm
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Name: Kody
Age: 21, turning 22 next month!
Location: Hawaii, USA
Subscription/Access Policy: Mostly friends-only, but I'd love to add anyone who shares similar interests!

Interests and hobbies: Right now, my main fandom is Hey! Say! JUMP/Johnny's Entertainment groups. I also like anime (Cardcaptor Sakura, Noragami, Sword Art Online, Owari no Seraph, Kuzu no Honkai, Kimi no na wa, Sukitte ii na yo, etc.) and video games (Persona 3 + 4 + 5, League of Legends, Overwatch, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, etc.) , but my interest in those are wavering a bit. ;w; I passively try to become more fluent in Japanese, so anything in the language has a chance of piquing my interest, haha. Other than those things though, I don't have too many prominent hobbies, as I'm a student and I have a retail job, so I don't have too much free time. :<

Looking for: Anyone with similar interests, mostly HSJ/JE groups! ;w; I used to be on LJ back in the day and had a blast connecting with others in the same fandoms, but I've been having a hard time finding friends on DW. (._.);;

Birthdays

NSFW Aug. 19th, 2017 12:50 am
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Hello! ♡

Aug. 18th, 2017 10:42 am
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Name: Kody
Age: 21, turning 22 next month!
Country: USA
Subscription/Access Policy: Mostly friends only, but I'm willing to add anyone with similar interests!

Main Fandoms: Right now, I'm into Johnny's Entertainment, mainly Hey! Say! JUMP. (Favorite members are Yamada, Daiki, Inoo, and Yuto. ♡)
Other Fandoms:
→ Anime: Noragami, Sword Art Online, Cardcaptor Sakura, MÄR, Kimi no Na Wa, Kuzu no Honkai, The Prince of Tennis, Sukitte Ii Na Yo, Owari no Seraph, Black Bullet, etc.
→ Games: League of Legends (I also follow professional players; favorite team is TSM and favorite players are Mata and Hauntzer), Overwatch, Persona 3 + 4 + 5, Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Tekken, Dead or Alive, etc.
 Dramas: Koizora, Strobe Edge, Hidarime Tantei EYE, Sprout, Hanamizuki, Tantei Gakuen Q, Bloody Monday, etc. I'm also a fan of the Super Sentai Series.
→ Youtube?: I don't watch TV so I watch Youtubers instead, haha. Some favorites right now are DashieGames, ChizPlays, Chadtronic, and Achievement Hunter.

Other Info: My journal is a mix of fandom-related posts and real life rambles. ;w;

Land of Oz

Aug. 18th, 2017 12:59 pm
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50 Ozma of Oz icons here.

Battle Results

Aug. 18th, 2017 09:16 pm
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I did a battle with [livejournal.com profile] nightbulbs last week, and she's been so kind as to lend me the whole battle result code, so we can both post it. Thank you for playing! <3

Here they are:

Teasers:



12 icons - 6 Doctor Who, 6 Black Sails, by nightbulbs and me )


It was a lot of fun, and if you want to go leave praise for [livejournal.com profile] nightbulbs, you can do so here: http://wild-feelings.livejournal.com/29385.html

Bullet point updates

Aug. 18th, 2017 06:33 pm
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So it's been a hot minute since I've been here. Hi. Hello. Sorry.

My mental health still isn't brilliant but it is improving. I had my 6-week review for being back on the meds last weekend and definite improvement but not as much as Doctor would have hoped. On the same dosage for another 6 weeks, then another review and we'll take it from there.

Last Saturday was a Raintown gig down in Shoreham by Sea near Brighton. A lovely little venue and a sold out gig - which considering it was their first time playing down on the south coast was bloody amazing! And so many people seeing them for the first time. I had a little reserved sign with my name on the front-row centre seat and I got a little shout-out from Paul at the end of the gig for how much I travel around to see them.

MONDAY I had an interview for a permanent job in Birmingham. The back end of last week, an agency I used to work for called me out of the blue to see what my situation was. We chatted for a while - and apparently, there's a desperate lack of experienced purchase ledger clerks in the West Midlands right now and they wanted to send my details over to this client. I met with the client Monday afternoon (I had the day off anyway) and I got feedback yesterday. They want to see my for a second interview - they're calling back two of the five interviewees and specifically said they want to see me first. AWESOME!

Like I said to both Facilities & Finance bosses; I don't want to leave. I love this job, I love the team, I've worked really hard to build up relationships with my suppliers. But there is currently no opportunity for a permanent position and I would be an idiot to turn down a potential permanent job when it literally came knocking on my door.
I'm not actively looking for another job and if this doesn't work out, I'll keep coming in til they tell me not to.

I think there was something else but I appear to have lost like... an hour and a halfs time somewhere this evening. I started writing this at 18:33, its now 20:12... I'm zoning out quite badly still. ugh.

Croeso!

I'm Lucy, a 30-something woman who is trying to figure out this whole 'life' thing.

I'm bisexual and poly, living in North Wales with my partners J&S. I'm a home maker, love to bake and cook, and am a huge sci-fi fan. I'm also a little obsessed with journals/planners right now.

I haved lived for so long under the shadow of a number of mental health diagnoses, letting them define me rather than just be part of me. For too long I've been "Lucy the Schizo" and I want to find out who 'Lucy' is
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Welcome aboard my journey. I'm glad you're here and looking forward to getting to know you as we get to know me!

♥ Current Obsessions ♥
Aliens. Angels. Bullet Journals. Cryptozoology. Dinosaurs. Doctor Who. Fanfiction. Knitting. Marvel. Space. Time travel. Wonder Woman.

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