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2020-03-27 10:03 pm

Masterpost Sticky

Master List of Fic
Incomplete list, I'm gradually adding to it when I get a moment. And due to the original post getting too long, I've had to split it up! So you will find:

SPN Gen Part 1 - long fic HERE

SPN Gen Part 2 - short fic HERE

SPN Slash HERE

RPF HERE



Drabbles and other things

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Master List of Arts - the masterlist is very much a work in progress right now, but while I'm constructing it, you can find some of my more polished art on deviantart.

Bonus Sam and Dean as baby racoons Here

Things to Do List - wherein I try and keep track.
2016 Things to Do List
2017 To Do List
2017 To Do List (Sept onwards) - LJ / DW
2018 To Do list
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2017-09-16 11:37 am

Inktober 2017

Inktober is nearly upon us - I hope to do more than half a dozen of the days this time!


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2017-09-14 12:14 pm

Drawesome - Challenge 8 - Non dominant hand

Challenge 8 is to try doing some art using your non dominant hand.

I don't think I've tried drawing left handed since I was at school so this was interesting!
Especially as I forgot that using the left hand I should have started the picture on the right and worked across, instead of on the left - which meant I spent most of the time trying to lift my hand to avoid smudging the damn thing!
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It's supposed to be Captain America. The other interesting thing, apart from how wobbly my hand is, drawing lines, is how basically I made the same errors I do with my right hand. His face is still too long and thin... It was actually easier to control the pencil when I held it on its side more.
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2017-09-13 09:19 pm
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Song meme - day 7 & 8

Now, where was I? Oh yes. 7. A song to drive to and let's do 8. A song about drugs or alcohol while we're at it.
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7. Driving songs - so many to choose from! By random selection, let's have this one. To be played at top volume and sung along to at the top of my voice, while trying to remember that thumping the steering wheel might set off the airbag.


8. The song about drugs/alcohol had to be my first love. The Beatles.
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2017-09-12 09:47 pm
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Dark Tower

Has anyone else seen the Dark Tower yet, and if so, what did you think of it?

I haven't read the books so everything I knew about it beforehand came from seeing pictures of the Gunslinger and the Man in Black, and the trailers. I really enjoyed the film. Idris Elba is one of those actors who somehow expresses a gamut of emotions without actually doing anything more than raising an eyebrow or narrowing his eyes. I have no idea how he does it - Mark Rylance is the same. The kid in the story is excellent too, I was rooting for him right away and he kept my attention whenever he was on screen, which is no mean feat when half his scenes are with Idris. Added to which, I thought several of the supporting characters were really strong - the mother and the psychic in the village in particular.

The sorcerous Man in Black was chilling. His powers were just so casual, and so devastatingly effective. I never really got a sense of why he was so determined to loose the apocalypse on all the worlds but that didn't really matter. He was genuinely scary, all the more so because he didn't appear to be bat-shit crazy.

Oh and I loved all the drawings.

So anyway, I'd be interested to know what other people think, especially as my cinema buddy didn't like it and said she got bored halfway through. Probably around about the time I was thinking, well, this is tense.
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2017-09-11 08:55 am
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Song meme - day 6

I fell by the wayside but there's no obligation to do one a day so I shall dip back into this as and when.
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Number 6: A song that makes you want to dance...
So hard to narrow it down, and weirdly, most of the tracks I thought of were actually slow!  Must be my age, I'm more into swaying than bopping these days. So you might find this an odd choice.


PS is anyone else having weird things happen with Youtube? Mine seems to have reset itself to the Youtube format from years ago. *sigh*
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2017-09-10 11:20 am
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Masterpost Sticky

Master List of Fic
Incomplete list, I'm gradually adding to it when I get a moment. And due to the original post getting too long, I've had to split it up! So you will find:

SPN Gen Part 1 - long fic HERE

SPN Gen Part 2 - short fic HERE

SPN Slash HERE

RPF HERE



Drabbles and other things

Read more... )
Master List of Arts - the masterlist is very much a work in progress right now, but while I'm constructing it, you can find some of my more polished art on deviantart.

Bonus Sam and Dean as baby racoons Here

Things to Do List - wherein I try and keep track.
2016 Things to Do List
2017 To Do List
2017 To Do List (Sept onwards) - LJ / DW
2018 To Do list
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2017-09-07 09:04 pm

Permanent

I can't really put this on Facebook, but this song makes me think about Rachel. Her daughter Anna hasn't posted anything today, and yesterday she posted this -
For Mum <3
"Do not be afraid
For I have redeemed you.
I have called you by your name
You are mine"
I keep checking and thinking that Rachel could be dying right now. She could already have gone. Every time I get a text or a phone call (thankfully very few and far between), my stomach lurches.

Anyhow this particular fanvid was one of the first I found and still gives me the shivers, it's kind of perfect.


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2017-09-07 01:25 pm

Summergen reveals - Rocky & Bulwinkle

So this was mine - did any of you guess?

Title: Rocky and Bulwinkle, Winchester-style
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2017-09-06 04:31 pm

To Do List update

Update for September onwards:

ART

  1. .spn_cinema - Hero - draft due 1st Oct

  2. quicky_bang for tabaqui - due 15th Sept (done!)

  3. quicky_bang for majestic_duxk - due 28th Sept

  4. wincestbigbang - draft due 1st Oct (posting starts 1st Nov)

  5. j2_reversebang with milly_gal - check in no:2 on 29th Sept (posting starts 3rd Nov)

  6. j2_reversebang with amypond45 - check in no:2 on 29th Sept (posting starts 3rd Nov)

  7. spn_reversebang - 2 pieces submitted (claims on 23rd Sept, posting starts 10th Nov)

  8. dcu_bang for empires and salvadore - checkin 1st Oct, posting starts 16th Oct

  9. rpf_big_bang for ?unknown at present? Art deadlines: final draft 7th Oct; posting starts 21st Oct

  10. Worcester Stands Tall giraffe designs x 3 due by 5th Jan 2018


FIC

  1. spn_cinema - Starman - draft due 1st Oct

  2. j2_reversebang for dollarformyname co-write with blackrabbit42- check in no:2 on 29th Sept (posting starts 3rd Nov)

Other things to factor in:

  • Modding spn_reversebang

  • Life drawing on 14th & 25th Sept

  • Rock of Ages 16th Sept

  • Sketchook strolls on 24th Sept & 29th Oct

  • Creative sketchbooking course starts again 26th Sept

  • Rockwood Supernat-A-Looza 29th Sept - 1st Oct in Offenbach

  • Shrewsbury for Mum plus Bear auction - 11th-17th Oct

  • Roger McGough 29th Oct

  • Rag'n'Bone Man 23rd November

  • Hunter gathering Christmas dinner 9th December
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2017-09-05 10:21 pm

Seasonal

I love this, it fits beautifully for the beginning of the dying of the year.
Go leave the author some love, float over there like falling leaves. :D

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] z_publicizes at Seasonal
Summary: Vaguely later seasons, Sam POV. Autumnal.

Rating: G

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2017-09-02 10:55 pm

Meme and a LJ question

The meme was stolen from just about everyone, and as LJ is being totally weird at the moment, I can't tag anyone anyhow. Which is my question - is anyone else having problems posting and editing? Once I've posted I can't go back and edit because the visual editor view comes up empty even though the HTML code is still showing.

Anyhow, the meme..

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2017-09-02 08:03 pm

DCU sketches

I signed up for the DCU bang, so I'm exploring some new characters (but since one of them was played by Jensen, I feel I'm not straying that far!)
I'm also doubling up on [community profile] drawesome's week 7 challenge, which was to do something related to the 5th interest in my profile - athletics.
Teaser:
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2017-09-01 06:00 pm
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Song meme - day 5

Day 5 - a song that needs to be played loud.

Well Verdi's Dies Irae has to be dialed up to 11, for sure. So loud you can feel those timpani in your sternum and all the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
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2017-09-01 10:03 am

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Rachel has been getting a lot of enjoyment from poetry during her illness, and especially Roger McGough. I don't suppose many non Brits will have heard of him, but he has been around since the 60s. He was one of the famous Liverpool Poets, was in a band called The Scaffold with Paul McCartney's brother, and writes wonderfully punny poems. He's also great with kids' poetry. Anyhow, he's still a Liverpool lad, and Rachel's daughter Anna managed to get hold of him via email, and explain about Rachel's horrible situation.

He's sent her two poems, one of which we think might have been written for her, as we can't find any reference to it online. Even if it isn't written especially, it does have a real relevance to her current condition, and I confess, I've been bawling all morning since I read it. Not just the poem itself, but the kind gesture has undone me.
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Love the doodles too...

Sad addendum: I think my cousin Michelle is dying too. She's moved back to Manchester and her son is currently looking after her, but it doesn't sound at all hopeful. Her condition has deteriorated so rapidly, it's scary. Just four weeks ago she was able to meet me for lunch, she was in pain but able to walk and enjoy herself. Yesterday she had a wheelchair delivered and tells me (via Facebook) that she can't do anything for herself, not even make a cup of coffee, and she's in pain all the time in spite of the morphine they have her on. The docs are talking about doing a double mastectomy as a means of slowing the spread of the cancer, but she's not sure it will be worth the trauma if it's not going to improve the quality of what life she has left - the cancer is very aggressive and is in her breasts, lymph nodes, ribs and spine.

I can't beleive this is happening to either of them. It doesn't seem real or right. Rachel is 3 weeks younger than me, Michelle is six months younger. I'll need to get up to Manchester to see Michelle soon, when I can find out what's going on. Her phone isn't working at the moment and typing conversations on FB isn't the best means of communication at the best of times, but she's even more woolly-minded when she's on morphine.
 
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2017-08-31 06:52 pm
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Song meme - day 4

Day 4
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This one is nigh on impossible because I am VERY good at forgetting - I forget things I want to remember, so there's not much chance of remembering a person I've actually tried to erase from my mind.
So what to do? Then JJ reminded me of a nasty pair of people I worked with in London, and that led me to thinking about a guy who also worked there who introduced me to the Stone Roses when we were in the same office in Ipswich back in the early 90s, and voila! I have my song for the day.
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2017-08-30 10:37 pm
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Song meme - day 3

Day 3
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This is a timely prompt - I need some sunshine on a rainy day right now.

The video is so 90s! I have no memory of this singer at all, but I often have the chorus in my head when it rains on a summer day.
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2017-08-29 08:52 pm
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So crabby right now...

I've had too much time away and too much time in the company of others (even if one of the others is my hubby, and another is my Mum!) because, bloody hell. I'm in such a crabby mood. Poor Paul's gone up to bed early to escape my snappy responses to everything he says and does. I can't wait to get home and do very little in peace and quiet.

Especially as I'm not sure when I'll have to head north again.

Rachel's daughter Anna messaged me today to say that Rachel's consultant told her it was now a matter of days, a week at most. Honestly, I don't know how they know - I'm guessing she's had scans and they can see how the tumours are progressing. Anna says Rachel had a few bad days (bad being days where she is in a lot of pain and barely functions) after I took my Mum to see her last Thursday, but that today she was bright and with it again, singing "Do ye ken Mike Finnegan" to her when she woke. Crazy woman, why that song? Who knows.

I feel so much for Rachel's three kids. They are all there every day, taking it in turns to sleep over in Rachel's room at night, and so they see her up and down like this, never knowing how it's going to pan out. Hoping she'll beat the odds but wanting it all to be over at the same time. It's easier for me because I'm not there - and the two times I've seen her were good days. Her older daughter, Helga, recently found out she was pregnant, so Rachel has a second grandchild on the way, but one she isn't going to meet. Fuck, that's sad. She loves seeing Max, her six month old first grandchild, which is good. I remember when we reconnected after several years she told me she wished she could have more kids - not a sentiment I ever understood but then I don't have a maternal bone in my body.
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2017-08-29 07:14 pm
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Song meme - day 2

Day 2
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My song with a number (well, several, actually!), in honour of Tom Robinson who we saw on stage yesterday singing this very song with Martyn Joseph and Steve Knightley...

He looks a bit older now... LOL