tielan: (Default)
Friday, February 22nd, 2019 08:53 am
For Chocolate Box, I wrote three fics:

For [archiveofourown.org profile] lmizutani:
FANDOM: Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
TITLE: Teach A Girl To Fish And She'll Dream Forever
SUMMARY: Rilla Blythe is the youngest of the Blythe kids, the baby of the family. At least, that’s how Kenneth’s used to thinking of her.
TAGS: Rilla Blythe & Kenneth Ford, Rilla Blythe, Kenneth Ford, friendship, childhood
NOTES: I felt kind of bad about this, because I was assigned to the same recipient as Yuletide, and I'm sure she wanted someone else writing something else. And she got me. :/ It's just a little piece of them developing a childhood friendship - not very deep, but a kind of base on which to build their later relationship.

For [archiveofourown.org profile] millepertuis:
FANDOM: Pacific Rim movies
TITLE: Hypertactile
SUMMARY: Three drifts isn’t enough to scar someone; it shouldn’t have been enough to bond the way they have – or, rather, the way Raleigh has bonded with Mako.
TAGS: Mako/Raleigh, co-sleeping, post-Operation Pitfall
NOTES: A pinch-hit that swung my way, and which I was in an easy position to fulfil. Plus, I have a great fondness for angsting these two out before getting them together.

For [archiveofourown.org profile] Haywire:
FANDOM: Marvel Cinematic Universe
TITLE: Killing Me Softly
SUMMARY: Hangovers were never fun. They were considerably less fun when you’d been pulled up on the carpet of the Director’s office for a 0900 meeting.
TAGS: Maria Hill, Jane Foster, Pepper Potts, Valkyrie (cameo), Wanda (cameo), Natasha (cameo), Melinda May, Girls' Night Out, Karaoke, Fluff
NOTES: A treat I decided to write pretty much yesterday. It's lighthearted and silly and features the all-female Avengers team I introduced in Monstrous Regiment.

They're okay fics, not my most brilliant work, IMO.

In return I received two gifts: one assignment, one treat a few days after reveals.

My gift:
Light As Air by [archiveofourown.org profile] lillypillylies - a Harry/Luna fic with trio friendship that is delightful and perfectly characterised from Hermione and her persisting questions, to Ron and his blunt affection, to Harry needing to stave off a panic that Luna doesn't actually like him after all.

And a treat:
Between the Music And The Rests by [archiveofourown.org profile] scribblemyname | [personal profile] scribblemyname - a Maria/Steve AU where they're IN SPACE and the Avengers are IN SPACE and I want to read the entire IN SPACE novel that must surely come from this. *hint hint*
tielan: (quilting)
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 07:09 pm

I've been feeling less and less welcome at my quilting group the last few months.
tielan: (Default)
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 03:10 pm
TITLE: Something Left To Lose
SUMMARY: Five times Rocket tried to steal from Bucky (and the one time it was a promise).
RATING: Pretty Funny
TAGS: Bucky & Rocket, Bucky, Rocket, Developing Friendships, Canon Divergence - Avengers: Infinifty War, Bucky Barnes Survives Infinity war
NOTES: This really works for me in characterisation and tone, plus the way the dynamic moves along

TITLE: Humans Of NY series - Spiderman
SUMMARY: A collection of HONY posts featuring our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
TAGS: Humans of NY, Mixed Media

TITLE: Stained With Flesh And Blood
SUMMARY: The story of the twins, told via their hands.
RATING: Intense
TAGS: Wanda Maximoff, Pietro Maximoff, Wanda & Pietro
NOTES: Powerful little piece about the two of them and their relationship.

TITLE: I Can Show You The World
Princess Shuri is sitting cross-legged on the floor of Bucky's hut, doing something with a hologram projected from her wrist. “Finally,” she says when his shadow falls across her. “I’ve been waiting here for an hour.”
RATING: Cute-Sweet
TAGS: Bucky/Shuri, Romance
NOTES: This is not as intense as I like my romance, but it's got an awkward sweetness to it, kind of what you'd expect of a relationship between these two.

TITLE: Three Times Lucky
SUMMARY: There is no such thing as luck, no such thing as magic fish, and Jessica wants a refund for this day.
RATING: D'awww….
TAGS: Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Matt Murdock, Danny Rand, team bonding, afterparty, weird shit, hurt/comfort
NOTES: I haven't actually watched any of the Marvel TV collection, so I don't know about characterisation, but I liked this story of friendship and Jessica's reluctant acceptance of it.
tielan: (Angel)
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 02:32 pm
1 assignment
1 pinch hit
1 treat

Go on and guess the treat. :)
tielan: (Default)
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 12:53 pm
Made a post about the garden in [community profile] gardening, mostly about where the garden is at. I haven't really detailed where it should be going in the next couple of months as we wind down, but the main plan is:




I guess this weekend (in my copious free time ahahaha) I should be trying to fill that bathtub that I planned to grow root vegies in. With soil, of course. Or compost down the bottom, and soil-y things on top.

It might mean having to dig out composting Bay #1 which has been slowly digesting since December, and hasn't always gotten as much water as it probably should to nicely decompose...

I wonder if I could run a tubing line from the shed roof down to the compost bays? I mean, it wouldn't be a lot of water, the shed roof isn't very large, but it would be a small addition that might be quite helpful...
tielan: (Default)
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 10:56 am
As previously predicted, the mission Takes the Other Side of Infinity to just over 40K.

Should only be another 15K-20K to the end. *exhales*

Now I just need to not get tangled up in everything. Also, the lines of events need to be well laid out. And probably a few hanging sentences need completing.


It's been kind of quiet this morning. Not much happening, although I've picked up a couple of tickets - not many. And really easy ones. I did one manual upload (they really should automate that, I'm kind of surprised that they haven't). One of the issues here is that many of the users have a history and if you don't know the history then the request may not make sense. Oh, and there's a whole series of requests to unlock Purchase Orders/Invoices/Work Orders that have been locked. For some reason or another.


The cleanse is going pretty well. I had a slice of raisin toast yesterday (no butter) and the gluten seemed fine. However, there was also a morning tea for a couple of guys who'd worked for the company for 40+ years (one joined when he was 16) and so I figured I'd risk a piece of cake.

Within 30 minutes I had a headache and was feeling sleepy. So, uh, it could have been the chocolate, the sugar, the cream, or any additives that went into the cake. But it probably wasn't the gluten. Yay?

Today is back to a regular cleanse day, and tomorrow is…dairy I think. I shall have milk tea in the morning (still no coffee), and maybe take some cheese snacks to work. It would be nice to have a dairy dessert after dinner, but I don't know if I'll have the space.
tielan: (Default)
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 09:27 pm
Don't know if I can play this year. After a game or training, my right toe hurts. As in, inside the toe, under the nail bed. Also, in the first major toe joint, at the ball of the foot. Even walking can produce a short, intense stab of pain that swiftly fades.

I'll be really sad if I can't play, though. I do enjoy the game, the competition, the edge of it. I like playing a team sport, and I like this team.

tielan: (books - shiny)
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 02:00 pm
This is because [personal profile] james posted about their reading habits in childhood, which was the 70s and 80s.

I was a little later, the 80s and 90s. But books hold very particular memories for me, largely because my parents put value in reading and bookishness and so we always had bookshelves and bookshelves and bookshelves, and gifts more often held books than anything else.

a (not so) brief history of my childhood and adolescence in books )

Books have an emotional memory for me. As well as the memory of the plot, I recall snippets of where I was while I was reading them, how I felt while reading sections, or fragments of what was happening in my life. So even going through all this has been a fun walk down memory lane for me. :)
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Monday, February 18th, 2019 09:55 pm
That felt like a hell of a day. And I at least knew where the scene was going!

But apparently I wrote 7289 words, and fought and defeated 13 monsters. Not a bad day's work.

I also managed to watch I, Robot which is a terrible movie on one hand, and a highly enjoyable watch on the other. I'm now considering Bright. (Honestly, I'd consider Jack Reacher: Never Say Die if only I didn't suspect that Cobie Smulders ends up in bed with Tom Cruise, which: ick.)

Writing time will be considerably less in the coming week; everything's starting back up again - work, hockey, bible study...

Uh, I should probably dig out my paperwork for tomorrow, eh?
tielan: (Angel)
Monday, February 18th, 2019 02:02 pm
Last day of four and a half months of holiday... *sigh*

I mean, I wasn't getting paid for it, but it was really nice to be able to do all the things I did. Even if I didn't do a whole bunch of things I was going to...

Back to work tomorrow!
tielan: (AVG - agents)
Sunday, February 17th, 2019 10:33 am
If I had a playlist that I wanted to give out at the same time as a story, what would be the best way to do it?

As in, seriously, my notes have: "Waking up - Louder Than Words", "Sam - Caderka fight: Forge - Infinity War" "Maria - do you remember: End of the Line - Cap 2". It gives me good mood for what I'm writing.

Would you listen to a playlist while reading the story?
tielan: (PacRim - Mako2)
Sunday, February 17th, 2019 09:04 am
Dear author...

Hey! I'm glad you're writing for me, because we like the same relationships and want to see them get hot and sexy with each other.

details - NOT YET COMPLETE )

If none of the ideas I've outlined work for you, work from the fandom, relationship, and kink that we matched on, and write your thing.

I look forward to reading your story!
tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Friday, February 15th, 2019 11:04 pm
Insulin is medicine from a lab. So are anti-depressants. So is the Pill. So are all the drugs that CFS or HIV people need to survive.


No, I don't need any of that to survive - but I know a metric fucktonne of people who do.

I'm 100% a gardener, a permaculturist, and someone who thinks we could probably - overall and as a society - do with less medical intervention on occasion. But I also know that many of us survive on a biochemical intervention which was developed in a lab at some point or another.

When you beat people who actually need biomedical intervention in their lives by shaming their supposed rejection of "earth and nature", though, you've lost me entirely.

FTR: It was FB. It was someone I didn't know really well, but had met once. I didn't lose my shit. I was civil. I think. No promises, though.
tielan: (Default)
Friday, February 15th, 2019 04:31 pm
I received a gorgeous little Harry Potter fic with the trio and Harry/Luna. It's perfect trio interaction, and so delightful and droll!

Light As Air
Pairing: Luna Lovegood/Harry Potter
Characters: Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Fluff, Dating, New Relationship Feels, Not Epilogue Compliant

That's the only gift I got, but it's a really good one!

Otherwise, I wrote two fics, if you can guess both of them I'll write you a fic up to 1000 words. If you guess one, then...I'll write you a three-sentence fic. Maybe?
tielan: (AVG - agents)
Friday, February 15th, 2019 04:04 pm
Now let me not stuff it up.

(It's through a friend, so really let me not stuff it up!)

I start on Tuesday, standard office hours (might be a little less - 8:30am-5pm, give or take, and you get ~45minutes lunch-and-break as you please.

It's a temp, full-time job, working in the IT department of a farming/industrial machinery company 15 minutes down the road. It's sort of a general dogsbody job - "helpdesk" but the users are the kind of people who delete their bookmarks and then want to know how to get them back. (Note: this is an actual, real example of what happened while I was filling out forms there this afternoon.

The people are nice, the pay is good for what it is and where it is - double what I was temping for back in the mid-00s as a front desk secretary, even if it's rather less than what I'm used to as a contractor. I shall learn to budget.

(A friend has been trying to take me through YNAB - You Need A Budget - and now that money is coming in but it's seriously limited, I shall have to start gripping the beast by the tail...)

Uh, but to celebrate, I'm going to buy the Her Universe Captain Marvel fake leather jacket. And the Wonder Woman one. I'd buy the WW boots, but I don't wear heels anymore and I can't stretch the splurge that far...

I still have to sell a shitload of stuff, too. *sigh*
tielan: Maria & Steve walking in sync (MCU - Maria/Steve2)
Friday, February 15th, 2019 08:56 am
It's over, red rover.




*grabby hands*


snippet from Other Side of Infinity )


Possible temporary job offered by a friend - 'helpdesk' and general tech/system support, at a pretty good rate. For a month. It's surely better than nothing at all. Which is what I'm facing everywhere else.
tielan: (hates it we does)
Thursday, February 14th, 2019 09:29 am
So it seems to be going okay?

I was supposed to go for an abdominal ultrasound yesterday, and forgot that I was supposed to fast from midnight last night, so I had breakfast, and only after I'd had breakfast did I remember that I shouldn't have eaten.


Had to reschedule for Monday. *sigh*

There have been temptation moments, big things and little. A little shortbread sitting on the edge of the cup of tea I bought at the RSL club on Tuesday where I was sheltering from the 35C dry and windy heat. The chocolate on offer at bible study last night. The prospects for dinner when the power went off around lunchtime yesterday and didn't come back on by dinnertime.

It's amazing how much you don't think about food and what's in it until you're trying to avoid certain foods. Can't have a cup of milk or a slice of cheese anymore, biscuits and crackers are right out. And as much as I love salads, they take time to prepare, and I'm lazy.

That said, I've worked out a really amazing recipe for chickpeas and bean salad with garden herbs (parsley, basil, perennial onions, and coriander) and lemon juice. Also: turkey is very tasty (but omg, HUGE to cook). And a morning smoothie isn't actually that difficult, so long as you prepare first.

Also: the strength of coconut milk very much depends on the brand. I bought four tins of coconut milk, and have an 89%, 70% 58% and 49% coconut solids. Which I never realised before. No wonder the 89% coconut solids is so expensive. (But also so tasty!)

I have to get some fish today. I'm tired of chicken and turkey, and would like something else. I think I could afford a whole salmon, so long as I made stock out of it and used that for noodle broth or something...
tielan: (grr)
Thursday, February 14th, 2019 07:37 am
Honestly, that man and all his properties are a global menace and should be terminated with extreme prejudice.

And that's not even looking at what's happening in America right now - just Australia, a bunch of racist cartoons, front page fearmongering and bigotry.

tielan: (Angel)
Monday, February 11th, 2019 10:27 pm
I had planned to finish Sam's section today. I only just finished rewriting Peter's.


Oh well, tomorrow. It's going to be crazy hot, so after making sure that everyone (a.k.a. the animals) has sufficient food and water, B2 and I are probably going to nick off down to the RSL and work/study/write there.

I just have to remember to take my food with me.

Still nothing on the job horizon.

I'm really liking this icon lately.