Visiting [personal profile] lbilover

Sep. 26th, 2017 07:32 am
shirebound: (Pippin bonnet)
[personal profile] shirebound
I've been so busy, I'm late posting about the visit Shiremom, Pippin, and I made to [personal profile] lbilover a few days ago. She lives less than a half-hour drive of me now, what a joy! We were feasted with a delicious lunch, including home-baked 'pupcakes' for Pippin and the three large, lovely, loving doggies that greeted us at the door -- Pippin and Clementine, both whippets, and Gandalf/Gandy, a Scottish deerhound. My Pippin handled herself surprisingly well with all the attention from the much-larger pups, who were very well behaved. We even got to meet Fred the Tortoise (who loves being scritched on the head)!

We had a great time, but I was incredibly remiss in not taking lots of pictures. Next time we visit I'll do a better job.

This is far from a great shot, but here's Shiremom, Pippin, and [personal profile] lbilover's gentle giant, Gandy.



Sep. 25th, 2017 08:21 pm
[personal profile] openidwouldwork

Now I just have to upload the first pics, then I will give a SwimTrek report... need to find better wifi...

me needs keyboard

Sep. 25th, 2017 08:13 pm
[personal profile] openidwouldwork
ok, I broke down and bought a kezboard to use with the mobile.
Because touching stuff in ) PAIN
Now I just have to get it to use the proper alphabet...

Fanfic reviews

Sep. 25th, 2017 11:57 am
grundyscribbling: Bill Adama "Oh hell no" (bsg - oh hell no)
[personal profile] grundyscribbling
I'm a bit steamed. I've gotten several reviews/comments of late that are just variations of 'write more NOW', sometimes with a 'thanks' tacked on at the end. As if that makes it more polite. As if most fanfic authors aren't doing this just for fun. As if this is somehow a job.

Newsflash, for those who need it: that's not how this works. Yes, I write fanfic. But that's not what pays my bills. It happens when I have time, and as inspiration strikes. I'm happy if you like something I've written. But that does not give you any license to demand more, tell me how or what to write, or complain about the frequency of updates. If you don't like how often (or not often) I'm updating a story, tough. I have a life outside of fanfic, and I do not anyone an explanation for that. If you can't deal, you're free to stop reading my stories.


(Posted in the full knowledge that the people most likely to see this are not part of the problem, but I needed to vent.)


Sep. 25th, 2017 09:31 am
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[personal profile] grundyscribbling
I had so many thoughts about Elrond and Elros and Maglor and Maedhros yesterday while I was out on the kayak, and of course there was no way to write any of it down because two hands are necessary for paddling. (I won't forget the main points, of course, but some of the dialogue may slip away.) And I have no time to write today.

Cool things

Sep. 24th, 2017 10:56 pm
tamsin: (Vampire Diaries - Elena)
[personal profile] tamsin
- I'm really happy to see [community profile] 50books_poc active again. I used to get tons of recs from it and am looking forward to it broadening my reading again.

- be yourself my ally A Wonder Woman fic featuring Etta/Diana. Pretending to be lovers is such a fun trope and it's deftly applied to a great pairing here. Themyscira was my favorite part of the movie so it made me happy to see it explored a bit here. I love how the author fleshed out Etta - her down-to-earthness, her warmth, her pragmatism and her ability to enjoy the little things. And I really appreciate how she portraits her as a queer lady who has had relationships with other queer ladies and who knows her worth.

- The Superhusbands Aluminum Anniversary Anthology is out! If you're into Steve/Tony at all, go check it out. It contains nearly 600 pages of new fanfic and fanart and is available for download for free.


Sep. 24th, 2017 09:43 pm

Remix Revival and Coronation Ceremony

Sep. 24th, 2017 09:47 am
zdenka: A woman touching open books, with loose pages blowing around her (book guardian)
[personal profile] zdenka
Remix Revival, an exchange for fic and art remixes, has just revealed authors/artists. Read more... )

Another exchange, currently still anonymous: Coronation Ceremony, for The Goblin Emperor fic and art. I liked a bunch of things (including some fun geeky science stuff), but these two pictures of the (fictional) historical figure Lisethu Pevennin, a woman who led a rebellion against the emperor of her time, can be enjoyed without canon knowledge.

Read more... )
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[personal profile] hhimring
 My contribution to the sub-compilation on Subcreation for Silm40.

Title: Hearing the Music
Summary: At Cuivienen, the first Eldar hear the echo of the Music of the Ainur in the waters.
Rating: General - no warnings.

It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth. (Ainulindale)

‘Listen, oh listen!’ cried Enelye.
‘The sound of flowing water?’ asked Tatie.
‘It is a world,’ mused Enel.
‘But is it this world?’ asked Iminye.
‘Or another one?’ asked Imin.
‘Can we make it?’ asked Tata.

Story update: "Small Hands"

Sep. 22nd, 2017 07:39 am
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[personal profile] shirebound
As my offering for the Baggins Birthdays today... here is chapter 4 of my fluffy Cormallen story. I hope you enjoy it! Only one more chapter is planned.

"Small Hands"
Chapter 4: "Wax On, Wax Off"

*happy sigh*

Sep. 21st, 2017 08:50 pm
[personal profile] openidwouldwork
SwimTrek starts sunday!

Certain Companions

Sep. 21st, 2017 06:22 am
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[personal profile] arontius
.....Sometimes, an inspiration will just appear seemingly out of nowhere. Sort of like a dream sequence. I don't actually remember my dreams very often, and still worse forget them rapidly when I do wake up with them. Much to my regret. Although the below is awkward, and still needs a lot of help in rhyme, meter, and sequencing, I'm scribbling it down here in Live Journal so I remember it. The vision was especially vivid, even if the words recorded are not expressively so.

.....Language is an absolutely amazing thing. It is magical. And it takes skill, and practice, to use with any sort of artistic output. I will master this some day. :-)

A constant companion besides me strides
The figure brooding with encroaching night
His silence ponderous as Earthly tides
That extol passage with sonorous plight

His siblings often in greeting will shout
Their own devices in prominent view
One holds a glass, sand flowing with no doubt
And one holds threads strong, bright shining with dew

I ran on pathways filled always with fear
For I would not speak nor their purpose seek
If I let go, allowing Courage near
New friends would not allow me to be weak.

Let go of fear and embrace your real life
The journey is love removing all strife

.....The sonnet is such a tight medium. It is difficult to distill an expansive thought to such a short verse. But well worth the exercise. :-)

.....Aaron / Arontius.

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Sep. 20th, 2017 03:06 pm
independence1776: Tallit (Jewish prayer shawl) (Jewish)
[personal profile] independence1776
L'shanah tovah u’metukah! For a good and sweet year!

It's a birthday!

Sep. 20th, 2017 09:01 am
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[personal profile] shirebound
A big, happy, loving birthday wish to [personal profile] lbilover! I hope your vacation is being very good to you, you totally deserve it. Can't wait to see you and the pups this weekend!



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