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02 October 2016 @ 11:00 am
Title: Take Me For Longing
Fandoms: Highlander/Marvel Movies/Iron Man
Rating: PG13
Characters: Tony Stark, Methos, Original Character.
Summary: Tony and Charlotte’s friendship has come full circle, thirty years after their first meeting in Monte Carlo.

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25 September 2016 @ 01:17 pm
We've been rewatching Methos Highlander eps, which has made me want to write the story I never got around to with Sean Burns, One of them, anyway. Also, Longmire is back. We've been good, not binge watching, trying to make it last. We've seen 5 so far, all really good. It was great having Agents of SHIELD back, but I wasn't too keen on the Ghost Rider addition. I felt I was watching Supernatural. But I'll reserve judgment till I've seen a few more. As for new autumn shows, so far the only one I am interested in seeing is the time travel one. Timeless, I think it's called? Though apparently there's a show in the works based on the movie Time After Time, so will probably check that out when it arrives. What I'm really looking forward to is American Gods.

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22 September 2016 @ 02:05 pm
Okay, maybe not a fluke. Second story in a week! This follows The Path, set during the end of Captain America: Civil War.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

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19 September 2016 @ 07:37 pm
I've finally written something, after a two year void. It's short, but it's something!

The Path
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06 September 2016 @ 12:16 pm

I spent a lot of time this weekend organizing fic on AO3, and while I was at it, reread a lot of my old Forever Knight/Highlander fic.Wow, I used to write a lot. Made me a little sad to realize I haven't written anything in two years.

Oh, I decided to try the LJ app again -- it's awful!

 
 
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27 August 2016 @ 06:50 pm
Nin and I completed a rewatch of all the LotR and Hobbit movies. We finally cracked open the extended Battle of the Five Armies while we were at it. It was my least fave of the 3, but I think the extended version actually improved it. Last night, I rewatched, and Nin watched all the way through for the first time, North and South, the BBC Richard Armitage one. Tonight, I'm thinking of trying out Stranger Things on Netflix, as I've heard so much good about it.

Did anyone else watch The Last Kingdom? I really liked it! Sort of Vikings from the other POV. I'd read one of the novels years ago, and had enjoyed it. We also really enjoyed Outlander this season. Oh, and Poldark! Pretty!!

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27 August 2016 @ 06:09 pm
Boy, that went fast! What's new? Me, my work moved us into a new office that we own, and my boss and I got to plan it from the studs out. It came out really nice, if I do say so myself. In May, we did our usual Ladies Assemble, this time, we all met at Jen's house. Before the gathering, Nin and I meandered up the CA coast, where I fell and cracked my ribs. I'm so talented! Still not writing :( Work keeps me very stressed, and very busy, anxiety is my constant companion. Coming up, Jen scored us all tickets to see John Cleese and Eric Idle in Vegas in November, so that should be fun! Going to Park City for a work meeting in a couple weeks, and I love Park City, so the change of scene will be nice. I'm looking forward to cooler autumn temps, that's for sure! Hope everyone is well! Take care.

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25 March 2016 @ 07:18 pm
[waves] I don't know what's wrong with me. I seem to have lost the ability to do social media, other than Twitter, and I can't write anymore. Just wanted to let any who might still be around that I'm fine, just not good at communicating these days. Love to all!
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04 January 2016 @ 01:43 pm
I recently saw a mention of this go by on a comm. Looked it up and it's in S2. Never heard of it before. Is it any good? Says Timothy Ombudsman is in it, which is a plus.

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03 January 2016 @ 06:30 pm
Did anyone else watch this? I loved it! I remember reading the first book, several years ago. I think Last Kingdom and Wolf Hall are my two favourites from the last year and a bit. I really need to rewatch Wolf Hall too.

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03 January 2016 @ 06:21 pm
Listening to Silly Wizard and it makes me sad. Still so saddened by the death of Andy M. Stewart. Such amazing music, so much joy.

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03 January 2016 @ 03:54 pm
I've been wanting to post since I saw it, but wanted to be less emotional. Now it's been a few weeks, I'm giving it a try.

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Yeah, not less emotional.

(I even did a private post testing the cut, so I didn't screw it up)

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20 December 2015 @ 02:07 pm
My brother actually got mum to go see Star Wars with him, since I refuse to see it again. I don't think she's been in a movie theatre for quite a few years. She's partly deaf, and has mobility issues and finds the seats very uncomfortable. We'll usually do a Marvel movie or other blockbuster DVD catchup over Christmas. This year, it'll be Ant Man.

We're breaking away from having turkey for Xmas dinner for the very first time. I'm going to try my hand at a Beef Wellington, along with roast potatoes and Yorkshire Pudding. And since my brother doesn't eat beef, going to have crab and a lemon risotto as well. Then cranberry pecan pie with honey cranberry sauce for dessert. I think the urge to mix it up stems from this being the first Christmas since my father died. It's distracting to do different things.

I've been experimenting with sourdough, and made sourdough pizza dough last night. The sauce was crushed tomatoes with homemade meatballs and Parmesan and Asiago cheese. Turned out really nice, though I wasn't entirely happy with the crust. Must tinker a bit. Today, I have sourdough bread dough rising. Since it's yeast free, I've been told it can take many hours to rise. Hopefully before I go to bed though!

And I saw this on Facebook: How Ken Burns would tell the story of 'Star Wars'



https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/editorial/how-ken-burns-would-tell-the-story-of-star-wars/2015/12/18/2ed8ccaa-a5a4-11e5-8318-bd8caed8c588_video.html

Cracked me up.

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22 November 2015 @ 02:24 pm
Picked the last of the Anaheims yesterday, then bro got a wood fire going in the bbq grill. Charred them all up really nice, then did some onions so as not to waste the fire. Wish I'd had some hot dogs or burgers! Also got my sourdough started going. Today, I'm baking the sugar pumpkin for pie, and I planted the seeds from it all over the property--will be SURPRISE! come spring :D

We're getting a produce/dairy basket this year from Red Acre Farm CSA​ this year. It's got so many goodies it'll last till near Xmas. I have to keep reminding myself to cut down on the food this Thanksgiving, since my father ate like two people, and he's gone now. I have a hard time cooking small, I've discovered.

I contacted LJ last week and had Tammy's journal set to memorial status. I cried a lot sending that email.

From Thanksgiving, we go straight into Nin;s birthday week -- yeah, she gets a week :) We're going to, where else, Disneyland, and Jen's joining us. Really looking forward to it.

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30 September 2015 @ 05:45 pm
What's happening in DW/LJ land? Can't believe it's autumn already -- though it's still in the high 90s here. I wish I had tons to report, but alas....

Still not writing, still working, still fussing over kitties and chickens and dog. I dunno, maybe I should start a new story instead of nagging at the WIPs. I know Charlotte had some definite ideas after Age of Ultron. Bah!

I do, however, now have a real desk! After seven years in this house, and using a haphazard collection of stands and shelves, I finally got a real desk with a shelf credenza and everything. Love it! And of course, cats think the shelf unit s for them.,

We did go see Ant Man finally, and boy I liked it so much better than GotG! Definitely want to get it on DVD.

Only new fall shows I've seen so far is Blind Spot, mostly because I adore Jamie Alexander, and Quantico. Anything out there I should catch?

My brother is building me a new computer, thankfully, because my current tower is HUGE and is relegated to behind my hew desk, where the cats use it as a stepping stone and keep powering it off.

Nin ad I are popping down to SoCal this weekend, and I'm afraid I'm catching my assistant's cold :(

They held our corporate meeting in Park City this year, which was a nice change from Ogden! Met up later with Jen and Dave, and we spent the afternoon at Sundance, where I went on my very first ever chair lift. We went to the top of one mountain, then switched and went up to an even taller mountain! It was gorgeous! Robert Redford has excellent taste in mountains :D The weather was in the 80s, and by the next weekend, it was snowing!

That's it for now.....

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