FAKE Double Drabble: Annual Visit

Oct. 22nd, 2017 04:14 pm
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Title: Annual Visit

Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ryo, Drake, Dee.
Rating: G
Setting: Vol. 6, Act 18.
Summary: Dee is missing, but Drake knows where he’s gone.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Missing’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: 250 words, a double drabble and a half.

Annual Visit... )

Drabble: Convicted

Oct. 22nd, 2017 04:08 pm
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Title: Convicted
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 470: Prison at [community profile] tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Ianto and Jack get in a bit of trouble on another world.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: 100 words first try! That’s two in a day!

Convicted... )

Where has all the candy gone?

Oct. 22nd, 2017 08:50 am
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I'm thinking about Mews today. How could it have been a year already? I'll always love her.

I'm taking Pippin to meet her new vet tomorrow, and to get her weighed. Hopefully all the squirrel- and mouse-chasing is keeping her in good shape.

Shiremom had her eye surgeon appointment, and she definitely needs cataracts surgery. We haven't scheduled the surgery date yet, but plan to do so very soon. Her quality of life will be so much improved once she can see clearly again!

I need to stop buying Halloween candy so far in advance. I forgot how fond Shiremom is of mini Tootsie Rolls and Kit Kats.

Note to Self: Put "mini Tootsie Rolls and Kit Kats" back on the shopping list.

tidbits cross time

Oct. 22nd, 2017 12:16 am
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Envoys bearing tribute to the Tang court were required to dress in their native costume, since the tribute from far off, strange lands was the point.

To cure a pallid complexion per medieval sources: use a thorn of Apocathery's rose to leave a drop of blood beneath the bush.
Read more... )


Oct. 22nd, 2017 12:04 am
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What do you want to do with your life?

I always wanted to teach. When that turned out to not work out for me, I decided I'd collect information and teach it at SCA events. lol. I don't know that I have any other grand plans. I'd like to do a road trip of the northwestern part of this country because 5 of the 6 states I've never been to are up there. Finish out the country. Maybe hit every continent, too. I think I only need Australia and Antarctica to do it. Getting to Antarctica may be a trick.

the rest )

What I Watched #42

Oct. 21st, 2017 09:58 pm
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October 15 - 21

New (to me) TV:

Scandal 7x02 & 7x03
Chicago Fire 6x03 & 6x04
The Flash 4x01
Bob's Burgers 8x02
Ghosted 1x03
Lucifer 3x03
The Mindy Project 6x06
Gotham 2x04 & 2x05
The Gifted 1x03
The Mick 2x04
Lethal Weapon 2x04
This is Us 2x04
Fresh Off the Boat 4x03
Black-ish 4x03
Kevin (probably) Saves the World 1x03
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 5x04
Legends of Tomorrow 3x02
Law and Order SVU 19x03 & 19x04
American Housewife 2x04
Chicago PD 5x03 & 5x04
Speechless 2x04
Superstore 3x04
The Good Place 2x05
Arrow 6x02
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 3x02


A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)



76F - 55F : Sunny

Oct. 21st, 2017 08:52 pm
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This morning started out a little rough. I rolled out of bed half an hour late. Then I went to the new parking lot for zoo employees and volunteers, and I couldn't figure out where it was. The only lot I found was being barricaded off by someone else's car. I wound up deciding to go to the Cherokee lot that we're not supposed to park in anymore. It was better than no-showing, right? So I got there, and I checked in with Sarah who asked if I had parked in the new lot. I was like "I tried, but I couldn't find it" she was like "it's okay, I was actually going to seek you out to tell you this since you're my only disabled volunteer that if you have handicap plates you can still park in the Cherokee lot." lol All that stress this morning for nothing. Although admittedly it may be better to park in the lot with a shuttle than have to walk in from street parking. Unless the shuttle is small and cannot take my walker? IDK.

Today was Boo at the Zoo, at which there is music, activities for kids, and trick or treating. I was responsible for passing out candy to kids who came trick or treating to my seat. Can I just say, what happened to "Trick or Treat?" More kids came up and said, "Can I have some candy please?" than actually came up and said "Trick or Treat." Although the most frequent response to seeing me was to open their candy bag and stand there silently. I gave each kid one piece of candy, and the ones who said, "thank you" got two although it very rarely actually happened. But good manners should be rewarded so if a kid said thank you unprompted I gave them extra candy. At least until the candy nazi came and sat beside me. She wouldn't even give kids another piece of candy if they'd already gotten candy from me. She was like "Just one!" I was like "bitch, did you buy the candy? (no, she was a volunteer) it's halloween. Give the kids their sugar rush." We wound up having plenty of candy, so there was no reason to be stingy.

Anyway, this was a lot of fun and I didn't even look at my watch until 2pm (it ran 11:30-3). I thought it was supposed to run until 3:30 but they shut down at 3, and I left. I got home and Kevin said Todd, Tara's husband, had been by to put up blinds, but they were the wrong size. I'm not sure how this has happened to him twice since he did measure, but whatever. Then around 4, Tara, Todd, and Todd's daughter showed up. Todd and his daughter moved the trash to the curb so they can more easily pick it up when they get a truck, and then built my bookshelf. Tara cleaned the kitchen. I talked to Tara while she cleaned. You guys, Tara cleaned the stove, and now it turns on all by itself without a match! Apparently all it needed was to be cleaned! I can cook all by myself now! This thing hasn't worked since before we moved in.

Todd and Tara left a bit after 7, and I went to take a shower.

Did I tell you guys how the infants I worked with when I worked at a preschool are graduating high school this year? Yeah, I feel old. lol. That was my first college job. Before I even had an LJ.

Also, my parents did end up extending an invitation to Klepto to come to our Thanksgiving. So that was nice of them :)


Oct. 21st, 2017 04:42 pm
zhelana: (Gilmores - rebel)
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What’s your favorite song? What does it say about you?

We didn't start the fire by Billy Joel - I like it because when I was little I would listen to it with my dad on the way to school and he would explain one more thing to me each time we listened until I knew what most of the song meant. Though admittedly I was still learning some of them in college.

the rest )

FAKE Double Drabble: Dinner Disaster

Oct. 21st, 2017 07:02 pm
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Title: Dinner Disaster
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, Ryo, mentions Bikky.
Rating: G
Setting: After Vol. 7.
Summary: Dee and Ryo are looking forward to a hot dinner.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Raw’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.

Dinner Disaster... )

Doctor Who Drabble: Shadow Men

Oct. 21st, 2017 06:48 pm
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Title: Shadow Men
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Eleventh Doctor
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 189: David Bowie – Shadow Man at [community profile] dw100.
Spoilers: The Impossible Astronaut.
Summary: The Silence are a mystery, even to the Doctor.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who, or the characters.

Shadow Men... )

Drabble: Prisoners

Oct. 21st, 2017 05:55 pm
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Title: Prisoners
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Janet, other aliens.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 470: Prison at [community profile] tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Ianto cares for Torchwood’s inmates, but sometimes he wonders…
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.

Prisoners... )
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i am literally having a conversation with tumblrbot rn. wtf.

i changed my chaos tumblr's name to lullabyforahelix, btw. i am now a tswift fanblog. i think.

i think i've already talked about ...ready for it?. but it is still a spectacular song. the "burton to this taylor" line still slays me.

4. how do you take your coffee/tea?

with a fUCKTON of sugar. about four times the about of sugar my mom takes. tea without milk, coffee with milk. i like black tea, sulaimani chai (lemon + honey + mint), ginger honey lemon tea, and orange+spice tisanes. i like citrusy flavours. green tea is gonna take me a while to get used to.

okay goodnight.

they've gone/i'm free

Oct. 21st, 2017 10:43 am
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My daughter, husband and kids have moved out! I have mixed feelings about this. While I feel it was too soon for them to move into their own place I don't deny that I'm glad to have my free time back. And I'll miss my grandkids even though looking after such young children was becoming a bit too much for me. I'd forgotten how energetic they are and how much work they cause.

But I will miss them.

What I WON'T miss is having absolutely NO TIME over the past few weeks to get online very much and missing out on my two favourite websites, LJ and here!

There's so much to catch up on I don't even know where to start. Guess I'll just wade back in.

It's going to be great discovering what you all have been up to. :)
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On a first listen, Gorgeous doesn't seem to have any of the lyrical sharpness promised in reputation, but listen again and goOD GODDAMN THIS SONG IS A FKN PARODY AND IT IS HILARIOUS AND BRILLIANT I AM SUNK AND DROWNED AND DEAD SEND HELP. oh and THAT DING. SLAYED AND GONE. THAT FKN DING.

On a lighter, more cool-headed note:

3. what random objects do you use to bookmark your books?

bills, all the freaking time. when i buy a book, i always hold on to the bill, because knowing me, i'm gonna start reading the second i have my hands on it and knowing me, there are zero bookmarks in my backpack.

i also have this really cool handcrafted metal bookmark, which is not paper, so it counts.

i remember using a book to bookmark another book at one point. my pencil box in school, always. my phone, if nothing else is handy. laptop charger wire once, i think.

if nothing's handy, i leave the book facedown. the literal LAST resort is dog-earing a page. i hate dog-earing books.
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(banner by [personal profile] nywcgirl)

We just need any interested people to fill one last poll. Any White Collar fannish people interested?

(this is my first time modding a thing i am so scared and also SO FKN EXCITED.)

80F - 51F : Sunny

Oct. 20th, 2017 08:09 pm
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Today was a total waste. Tara was supposed to come at 1. She texted and said she'd be here at 2. Then at 3 I texted and asked where she was. She got back to me at 4 and said she'd be here at 7. It is currently 8 and she's asking me what I want to eat next week, so I assume she's not coming over today. She wants to come tomorrow, which will be fine except Kevin will have to deal with her on his own, and I won't have a cell phone on me to be called home. So... Oh well.

Anyway, I read on the internet, reading some of the more modern research about Khazaria. I think they ignore too many things in trying to say "no it never happened" - ok then explain all the burials with Jewish symbols? And explain why all the names are Jewish names? Sighs. Some people's children. There's just too much evidence that it did happen, even if it is what passes for evidence of stuff that happened over 1000 years ago.

NaNoLanta chat is becoming active. But there is a Sushi and a SushiSandwich and I'm not sure if they're the same person or not.

That's about it for the day. I've mostly been bored and tired. Even when I woke up from my nap I was tired. I've done a lot of wandering from room to room today.

[local] Music to Cure MS

Oct. 20th, 2017 08:23 pm
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Oh right, I should post an actual concert announcement, shouldn't I? (Note: I am not performing in this concert, merely helping out with various things as a volunteer.)

The Fifteenth Annual Concert to Cure MS will take place:

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3-5 pm
Park Avenue Congregational Church
50 Paul Revere Rd, Arlington, MA

More information may be found at the concert website here.

It's always a great program, performed by some very talented people. As usual, there's a mix of opera, musical theater, Gilbert & Sullivan, instrumental music, and more. You can see the full program here.

This year's concert is free, though donations are encouraged. All proceeds go to the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis.

Also, delicious refreshments will be sold at intermission! Including honey cake and lemon butter cookies shaped like bats, if all goes well.

FAKE Ficlet: Running Late

Oct. 20th, 2017 05:51 pm
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Title: Running Late
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Bikky, Carol, OCs.
Rating: PG
Setting: After the manga.
Summary: Bikky gets distracted and ends up being late for basketball practice.
Word Count: 414
Written For: My own prompt ‘FAKE, Bikky, Late for basketball practice,’ at [community profile] fic_promptly.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.

Running Late... )

Fic: The Devourers – Part 2/2

Oct. 20th, 2017 05:33 pm
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Title: The Devourers – Part 2/2
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Owen, Ianto, Jack, Tosh, Gwen, OC.
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4022
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: The team are in trouble, surrounded by creatures intent on making a meal out of them. Will they get out of this in one piece? They could use a little help...
Written For: [personal profile] spook_me 2017, using Scarecrow and these two pics here and here
Disclaimer: Sadly, I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters. Think of the fun I could have with them…

Part 1

The Devourers – Part 2/2... )