food.

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 12:39 pm
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Today I played a game of What Can I Cook Without Going To The Store. I was really happy with the result, so I figured I'd pass it along.

Quick Navy Bean Soup

specifics )

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In other news, Tumblr's new posting interface is the worst, it's less buggy today than it was last night, but I still hate it. Evidently IE doesn't support it, but I can't decide if I hate it enough to use IE.
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I really love Tumblr on the whole, but there are days when it makes me want to laugh hysterically and light myself on fire at exactly the same time. Turns out, today is one of those days. Right now there's this whole pocket of Tolkien purists who are determined to stop the movie fangirls from shipping things they don't like with condescending lectures on elf sexuality and incest taboos in Middle Earth, or whatever. Which, no thanks.

First of all, your in-depth knowledge of canon minutia doesn't really impress me, because I'm a pretty dedicated Tolkien nerd myself. I've read the books numerous times, including footnotes and appendices, as well as Unfinished Tales and all the 'notes' volumes Christopher Tolkien published. I've also got a Tolkien bestiary, a book of songs, about five Middle Earth encyclopedias, and a English to Khuzdul dictionary. I can read and write 'Hobbit' runes as easily as English. But I'm also aware that canon and fanon are two separate things, that book and movie 'verses don't always overlap just right, and that fandom is its own space where I'm allowed to ship what I want.

Onward:

Snowflake Challenge, Day 13

In your own space, ask for recs. Something as simple as "I like XYZ (where XYZ is a kink, a pairing, a trope, etc) - please rec me some."


I've been on a The Hobbit kick recently, so. Let's go with that. I'll probably read just about anything, whether it's book 'verse or movie 'verse, but I particularly like:

- Bilbo/Thorin
- Bilbo/Bofur
- Thorin/Thranduil
- Fíli/Kíli
- Fíli/Kíli/Thorin1

I've discovered I like Thorin/Thranduil best when it's a little angsty and dub-connish, but beyond that I have no real preference in the kink department, mainly because I'm at a point where I'm just happy enough to find smut. A lot of the The Hobbit fics at AO3 cap off in PG13 territory, which I get -- Tolkien's narrative has a certain non-sexual/courtly love feel to it -- but a girl cannot survive on cuddling fics alone.



1My only regret is there aren't more Durins for me to ship together.
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Well, I managed to see last night's episode of Game of Thrones.

you're a pretty lad )

YGRITTE YOU ARE A FLAWLESS, FLAWLESS INDIVIDUAL. ALSO AN EPIC TROLL. RENLY AND LITTLEFINGER HAVE NOTHING ON YOU.

no, seriously, she was fucking fantastic )

other stuffs )

this cut contains my weekly quota of capslocks about theon greyjoy )

Onto fandom things -- over at [livejournal.com profile] asoiafkinkmeme, I have been lamenting the complete and total lack of Benjen fills. Evidently, the squeaky wheel gets the porn: [livejournal.com profile] honey_wheeler wrote some awesome Benjen/Catelyn last night, and [livejournal.com profile] workswithwords is writing me some Benjen/Qhorin right this very minute!

One thing [livejournal.com profile] workswithwords and I have discovered since the kink meme opened is that putting the various Stark men in random sexual situations can be difficult at times, because they always want to spend two or three paragraphs worrying about their honor, instead of doing something sensible like taking off their pants. Apparently, Benjen is not an exception to this rule.

chatty chatty bang bang )

shiny things.

Saturday, April 28th, 2012 01:09 am
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I should be in bed, but I stayed up far too late last night, which screwed my sleeping scheduled.

Thusly, Tumblr. And thusly, picspam. With capslocks commentary.

Here, look at Gerard Way's face. You know you want to.

we all want to party when the funeral ends )

wow.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 03:38 pm
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I promised myself no more hysterical fangirl posts until I finished this fill I'm writing, but then I opened Tumblr and these pictures of Kit Harington and Richard Madden happened.

unbelievable flawlessness inside )

NGH. BOYS. STOP IT.
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That awkward moment when...

...you realize half your OTP is also your fandom bicycle.

you must be tired, jon snow )

Here, have a picture of Richard Madden and Kit Harington looking super hot. Anyone with a Tumblr has probably seen it about 400 times by now, but I am posting it again anyway. Perhaps because I have a soft spot for plaid shirts and emo cardigans.

congratulations on your faces, boys )

I finished the archer's bows have broken pretty late last night -- I think I linked it on Tumblr sometime after 2:00 am, and shortly after that, I realized I need someone to keep me away from the Theon Greyjoy tag. I was kind of looking for .gifs of Alfie Allen having sex, but mostly what I found was PAIN IN MY HEART.

This post has been pretty useless so far, so. Have some recs:

every chorus was your name by [personal profile] honey_wheeler [ASoIaF/GoT; Jon/Sansa, NC17]

Remember my earlier conversation about Jon putting his face between a girl's legs? YEAH, OKAY. GUILTY AS CHARGED. Everything about this is delightful.

A Helping Hand by [personal profile] listedheart [Sirens; Ashey/Stuart, NC17]

If you haven't watched Sirens yet, you really should. It's only six episodes, during which everything is glorious and also Richard Madden is super hot. This fic was written for a porn battle, so it's mostly smut, but the smut is delicious.

A Friend in Need by [personal profile] listedheart [Sirens; Ashley/Stuart, NC17]

I think I've read this fic about five times in the last two days. I love it like burning. It's about Ashely and Stuart trying to navigate a Friends-with-Benefits relationship, even though Stuart has tons of issues and Ashley's pretty casual about sex in general. The peek into Stuart's ridiculous brain is wonderful, and everything Ashley does is hot. Bonus points for a spot-on Maxine cameo.
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Firstly, fic:

the ghost between your hands and mouth by [livejournal.com profile] lookinglassgirl [Katinss, Peeta, PG]

I haven't read much Hunger Games fic yet, because I just haven't had the time, but I somehow managed to find this yesterday, and it is fantastic. Beautifully stark and understated.

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And now, art recs! All A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, and all distressingly work safe:


Jon Snow and Ghost by [personal profile] daviddeb [Jon]

Jon Snow by [personal profile] darkfong [Jon, Ghost]

Robb Stark and Grey Wind by [personal profile] daviddeb [Robb]

King in the North [personal profile] nami86 [Robb]

Ever Smiling by [personal profile] sorskc [Theon]

Winterfell Bath by [personal profile] mary-chan [Theon/Jeyne]

I think not, Greyjoy by [personal profile] gold-seven [Jon, Theon]

Jon Snow by [personal profile] darkfong [Jon, Ghost]

Jaime Lannister by [personal profile] noiry [Jaime]

Arya of House Stark by [personal profile] jekaa [Arya]

Lyanna Stark by [personal profile] dreambeing. [Lyanna]

Lord Robert Baratheon by [personal profile] awynt. [Robert]

King Robert by [personal profile] acazigot. [Robert]

While I have you here, look at the cutest .gif in the history of .gifs:

robb stark or gtfo )

I need to write some fic and also find a job, so of course I've spent most of the morning staring at Tumblr and trying to make a text icon that says jon snow knows nothing/except where to put it. Sadly, my photoshop skills fail terribly.

Remix fic has hit a snag. I need the current conversation to take a particular direction, but I can't seem to do it in a way that a) isn't bafflingly long-winded, or b) doesn't read something like Holy change of subject, Batman! or Look, a velociraptor!

*headdesk*

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 02:20 pm
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Someone needs to take the internet away from me. I have a house to clean and fic to write and a new job to find, but I keep getting distracted by all the shiny things the internet has to offer, like the fuckyeahkitharington Tumblr, or the Game of Thrones kink meme. There are still a lot of awesome prompts open -- I seriously have about six comment tabs open, so I can come back to them once I've finished all the stuff I should be writing -- so someone should get over there and write one of the Margaery/Sansa prompts so I don't have to.

I did crank out about a thousand words of Ned Stark/Cersei Lannister cunnilingus smut last night, where Ned is plotting against her while he's doing it, and it's set in the godswood at King's Landing, because I am ridiculous, and godswoods are apparently my Game of Thrones answer to broom cupboards.

Ugh. I need to do my laundry and drive my mother to the grocery store, and stop eyeballing this Jon/Theon prompt for Robb!related hatesex.

take it off.

Monday, March 12th, 2012 03:00 pm
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This post on Pete Wentz's blog pretty much sums up my life for the last week. I quit my job last Sunday1, and since then I cannot be persuaded to leave the house with a cattleprod. What's that, we need groceries? Call Pink Dot. Son needs a ride home from the mall? Take the bus. Friends are going to the movies? I'll wait for the DVD.

Since I have you here, allow me to recommend some things I read/looked at this morning:

A Trinket, A Trifle by [personal profile] thistlerose. [Hunger Games; Effie Trinket, Mrs. Everdeen, gen]

This is very well done. It nicely explores one of my pet theories about Effie -- that over the years, she eventually began to realize that the Games were wrong on some level, maybe because losing her tributes every year started to wear her down, but she chose not to examine it too closely, because it was easier that way, because she was from the Capitol and so much of her daily life was tied up in the Games.

This also manages to make Mrs. Everdeen slightly sympathetic, something I'd never thought I'd say in a million years.

Denude by [personal profile] faithwood. [Harry Potter; Harry/Draco, adult]

Everything about this is delightful -- the atmosphere, the imagery, the different things and ideas that turn Harry on, the whole idea that their mutual obsession is a naked, obvious thing reaching an inevitable conclusion.

Also, smoking hot.

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And now for some art -- all Harry Potter, and all distressingly work safe.

Concealed by [personal profile] achen089. [Sirius]

This House is Not a Home by [personal profile] viria13 [Sirius]

Lupin by [personal profile] ullakko. [Remus]

The Marauders by [personal profile] jackpot-84 [Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, Prongs]

Spinner's End by [personal profile] ullakko. [Snape, Bellatrix, Narcissa]

I also found this gorgeous piece of Harry/Draco art on the fuckyeah-harrypotterfanart Tumblr, but I can't figure out who drew it because of reblog drift. Alas. [ETA:] [personal profile] faithwood to the rescue! It's an older piece by [livejournal.com profile] reallycorking -- which, yeah. I should've know, based on how pretty it is.

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So, my [personal profile] hp_beholder fic hates me like I murdered its mother in cold blood.

cut at the dotted line )

Speaking of the Hunger Games, where is all the Haymitch/Effie fic? Seriously. I'd read the hell out of that.

I was telling [personal profile] themostepotente on the phone last night that I'd also read the hell out of some Robert Baratheon/Ned Stark, set right after Robert wins the Iron Throne, and Robert is all loud and enthusiastic about it, and Ned really is kind of into it, but admitting that wouldn't be honorable, or whatever, so on the inside he's like oh fuck, yes Robert, harder, but on the outside he's all *sigh* whatever pleases you, My Grace.


1 It's a ridiculous, super tl;dr story. Suffice to say I did everyone involved a favor, including myself.
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When I woke up this afternoon morning, I intended to clean my house and tidy up my [personal profile] hp_beholder fic, so of course I've spent most of the day eating junk food in my pajamas and blinking at shiny things on the internet.

Thusly, I come bearing fic recs.

Harry Potter:

An Unexpected Gift by [personal profile] bethbethbeth [Snape/McGonagall, PG13]

This is absolutely delightful. The tone is almost playful, but also perfectly sharp around the edges, and Snape and McGonagall's dynamic is spot on.

The Hunger Games:

the war outside our door keeps raging on by [personal profile] novelized [Finnick/Gale, adult]

This is exquisite. When I finished it, I was incoherent for a good five minutes. All I could do was wave my hands around and think yes. this. forever repeatedly.

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I also have some art recs, because I've spent more time on Tumblr today that I'd like to admit. I'm still not sold on it as a functional, interactive fandom platform, but I've decided it isn't completely useless, in a it is what it is kind of way.

Harry Potter:

Remus Lupin by [personal profile] sikuriina [Remus]

Regulus Black by [personal profile] viria13 [Regulus]

Best Feeling of All by [personal profile] viria13 [Harry/Ginny]

Hagrid by [personal profile] lightnightrains [Hagrid]

Hunger Games:

Girl on Fire by [personal profile] patsie [Katniss]

Katniss by [personal profile] mshah123 [Katniss]

At the Count of Three by [personal profile] eldeivi [Peeta/Katniss]

Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire:

Catelyn by [personal profile] aniaem [Catelyn Stark]

Jon by [personal profile] aniaem [Jon Snow]

Ned by [personal profile] cpatio [Ned Stark]

The Hound by [personal profile] cpatio [Sandor Clegane]

The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings:

Lord of the Rings by [personal profile] mattrhodes [Aragorn, Frodo, Sam]

Good Morning by [personal profile] lightnightrains [Gandalf, Bilbo]

stuffs.

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 08:46 pm
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Instant art rec:

Shoulder to Shoulder by [personal profile] gold-seven [Remus, Sirius, gen]

This is a snapshot of Remus and Sirius in the Shrieking Shack at the end of PoA, and it's gorgeous.

I found it through Tumblr, of all places.

Speaking of Tumblr, I do have one -- [personal profile] xylodemon. I don't do much with it, mainly because I'm not entire sure what too do with it. Presently, it has a couple of old drabbles on it and a few pictures of Gerard Way's beautiful face.

I think I'm going to finish these avocado/lettuce wraps I just made and maybe watch a movie.
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Day 4

Introduce yourself to someone you admire and friend/follow them on whatever platform you use.


I finally followed docfunk @ Tumblr, because his NBA photo/captions own my soul.

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