Phedre's Rose

Nov. 1st, 2014 03:10 am
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Posted by Dan

More than a decade ago John Jude Palencar painted the cover for Jacqueline Carey's newest book 'Kushiel's Dart', and with it created an iconic tattoo that would henceforth define the best selling series for years to come.

Jacqueline Carey has asked Allison Hourcade, of RockLove Jewelry, to recreated JJ Palencar's tattoo design in the form of a sterling silver necklace.

Ms Carey is donating 100% of proceeds from this signature necklace to the Saugatuck-Douglas District Library, which is raising funds for a new facility.

If you're interested in helping support the fund raiser, and snagging yourself a beautiful work of art in the process, just click the link here:

Elementary 3.01

Nov. 1st, 2014 07:36 am
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A great season premiere. S2 had been a mixed affair, not least because as opposed to s1, where you had individual cases but also long term developments (from sober companion and client to friends and partners, Joan's decision to change jobs permanently, Sherlock dealing with the Irene matter, to put it unspoilery), in s2 what long term developments there were had to do with Mycroft and that wasn't the best of arcs, Joan except for the last ep as in something of a standstill, and not coincidentally the standout s2 episodes were all either one shots independent from ongoing developments (the Philip Seymour Hofmann inspired one comes to mind, as does the one with Sherlock's old pen pal) or continuing fallouts from the previous season (the one with Moriarty). Wait, I take it back, there was also the Marcus Bell mini arc which WAS good. But you'll notice none of these, except the Moriarty one, had much to do with Joan (and even the Moriarty one only a little - yes, the thing with the portrait was fanfic inspiring fun, but they didn't really interact in this episode). And part of the charm of the show is the equal partnership, so not a few viewers during s2 often asked in frustration "where's the Joan of it?".

Well, looks like the show found a way to address this... )

Halloween night

Oct. 31st, 2014 09:40 pm
sholio: Jack-o-lanterns (Halloween-jack-o-lanterns)
[personal profile] sholio
All the Halloween ficlets are done. Thank you to everyone who prompted me! The longer ones were posted or reposted on AO3:

Winternight (MCU, 1200 wds) - Jane and Thor at an Asgardian autumn/day-of-the-dead festival (post-Thor 2).

waited long enough (MCU, 1400 wds) - Natasha-centric timestamp fic for Written in Blood and Bone.

Out of the Cold (MCU, 1600 wds) - My take on the "Steve and Bucky can't get warm after 70 years frozen" fic trope.

Wolf Run (White Collar, 2200 wds) - Another fic in the Peter-and-Diana-are-werewolves universe.

The rest of the (shorter) fics are linked from the original post.

Otherwise, 'tis a quiet night. We're too far out in the country to get trick-or-treaters (though I usually try to have candy on hand just in case, after a decade we've yet to get a single one, and this year I didn't bother). I have a glass of wine, and now I'm gonna work on this month's reward package for the Kismet Patreon backers.

Fic Rec: Dégustation

Nov. 1st, 2014 05:41 am
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Posted by ficklepig

Title: Dégustation
Author: daasgrrl
Pairing: Mycroft Holmes/Hannibal Lecter
Length: 7799
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Minor character death
Verse: Sherlock (BBC) x Hannibal (NBC)

Author's summary: Hannibal meets up with an old friend for dinner. Amongst other things.

Reccer's comments: What do you know, it's the end of October already! Themed recs all around!

Mycroft uses Hannibal, and Hannibal takes Mycroft apart. Well, not that way, though one always has reason to worry. Worrying is half the fun in this unnerving game between complex and dark characters who might be underestimating each other.

Tags include painplay, edgeplay, implied cannibalism (there are also implied incestuous feelings). The author skirts around some very dark material without plunging right over the edge. Well, maybe a little dangling - it wouldn't be a crossover with Hannibal without archly revolting references to unsavory savories: "Before I set foot in here again, everything must be tidied away, do you understand? Including any … smells."

There's plenty of character development through conversation (and Hannibal's interior reflections), plenty of sensual pleasures, and plenty of spot-on turns of phrase. Vivid and tense negotiation easily takes the place of action, but it gets a bit hairy once the action starts.

Mycroft sighs as Hannibal’s fingers dig in, loosening his tight flesh, and Hannibal is irresistibly reminded of the way Japanese farmers massage their prize Wagyu cattle for the slaughter. He knows well how very tender that portion would be, just beneath the shoulder blade.

Read the follow-up, "Displacement," for more crossover cleverness and a couple of creepy twists. The action and implications get darker, though, be warned.'

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Oct. 31st, 2014 10:40 pm
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Today, I ate chocolate, watched Candyman for the first time since my best friend and I freaked ourselves out with in in highschool, and got to give candy to lots of little kids in costumes. It was a good day.

I hope you all had a lovely, spooky, treat-filled Halloween.

Poem: "When Words Are Inadequate"

Oct. 31st, 2014 11:48 pm
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
This poem came out of the September 2, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] lynnoconnacht[personal profile] stardreamer, and [personal profile] helgatwb. It also fills the "curry night" square in my 12-8-13 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo  fest.  This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.  It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of my Polychrome Heroics series.

Read more... )
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Posted by amindamazed

Title: The Sound of Lemurs and Bees Murmuring
Author: sanguinity
Pairing: Gen
Length: 2150
Rating: G
Warnings: N/A
Verse: Elementary
Author's summary:"I am apologizing, Watson," he enunciates with exaggerated dignity, "for the lemurs."
Somewhere in the brownstone, there must be a place where he can sleep.

Reccer's comments: Full disclosure: this story was written in response to one of mine, and is related to another of mine. Links and relationships among the various related fics are provided in a note. The key detail provided outside this fic is that Sherlock doesn’t want to sleep in the bed where Irene was going to stay, so Joan decided she would sleep on the couch and he would take her bed for the time being. Sherlock has some problems with that.

A study of exhausted, dazed, and confused Sherlock immediately following the end of season one that’s charming, thoughtful, and highly amusing by turns. Eventually he gets some much needed rest, as does Joan. In the end, turnabout is entirely fair play when Joan rouses him unceremoniously to join her on a new case.

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Nov. 1st, 2014 12:01 am
wisdomeagle: Original Cindy and Max from Dark Angel getting in each other's personal space (Default)
[personal profile] wisdomeagle
time to begin procrastinating on NaNo! (I have really low expectations given how very little I've been able to write in the past several years, but I don't have to work so I'm gonna at least pretend to be trying.)

farewell to some old friends

Oct. 31st, 2014 09:17 pm
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[personal profile] esteefee
I've finally accepted the fact my vision fusion problem isn't going to get any better, and I can no longer read paper books. So I've spent a significant amount of time in the past month or so methodically indexing the library in my apartment and carting bag after bag of books down to the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Bleah. )

I am so anti

Nov. 1st, 2014 12:05 am
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Said fuck it to the NaNo party I was going to be goignto.

Anyone wanna have a writing (not necessarily NaNo bt all writing!) party via the internet? We should do the thing.

Bonus Episode 1 - Minutes

Nov. 1st, 2014 04:00 am
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A reading of the minutes from the Night Vale Community College Faculty Meeting.

This episode was co-written with Ashley Lierman

Weather: "Home" by Theo Adler (

Music: Disparition,

Logo: Rob Wilson,

Produced by Commonplace Books. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info:, and follow @NightValeRadio on Twitter or Facebook.

Memorial for Velma deSelby-Bowen

Oct. 31st, 2014 08:55 pm
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[personal profile] redbird
We are planning a memorial gathering for Velma on Saturday, November 8, at 1:30 p.m., at Washington Hall in Seattle. Everyone is welcome.

There’s no formal officiant. Instead, this is an opportunity for her family and friends to get up and share our memories of Velma. We’re still working on the details of the planning. If you know you’ll want to get up and speak, please tell Vicki, by email at Or if you just want to be with people, please let Vicki know you’re likely to attend so we can get a head-count for food and drink.

Washington Hall is in the Central District, at 153 14th Ave Seattle, WA 98122. We will be in the Lodge Room. The space is wheelchair-accessible and easily accessible by mass transit; there is also a parking lot. We have the room from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., including set-up and clean-up time; if you want to come early and help with set-up, please let Vicki know.

RSVPs to Vicki at please; I’m trying to reduce the burden on Scraps.

Please pass the word to people who you think should know about this.

There will also be a memorial in New York City, on November 18. Here's information about that:

Scanlations: Himegoto ch. 27

Oct. 31st, 2014 08:23 pm
torachan: yoshiki from himegoto (himegoto)
[personal profile] torachan
Happy Halloween, guys! Looks like I didn't manage to get Gunjo in before the end of the month, but hopefully soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this next chapter of Himegoto. :D

Title: Himegoto
Original Title: ヒメゴト~十九歳の制服~ (Himegoto~Juukyuu Sai no Seifuku~)
Author: Minenami Ryou
Publisher: Big Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 7 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Krim + Kurokishi Scans
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: This is the story of three college freshmen with secrets: Yuki, aka Yoshiki, a boyish girl who gets off on wearing her old high school uniform skirt; Mikako, who acts innocent around her classmates, but at night pretends to be a 15-year-old and has sex for money; and finally there's Kaito, who's obsessed with Mikako to the point of dressing up like her.

Chapter Summary: The next day at school, Kaito waits excitedly to see which of the new outfits Yoshiki will wear.

Chapter 27: Stifling


Oct. 31st, 2014 11:02 pm
aerye: Scarecrow in a field looking evil. (scarecrow)
[personal profile] aerye
The Hallmark Channel is showing Christmas films. Christmas films!

It is Halloween, one of my favorite nights of the year, and I am just back from seeing Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein, about to watch 1931 Dracula and 1932 The Mummy, and eat candy corn.

In other words, I am one contented kitten at this moment.

Last night I finally went to see Pride in its last showing at the AFI and OMG. O.M.G! I wish I had seen this three weeks ago so I could have gone back to see it many more times. I have already saved it to my Netflix DVD queue. I may have to buy the DVD. If you haven't seen this film, you must find a theatre that is showing it and go IMMEDIATELY!

Really, there was so much perfect about this film. )

Tomorrow NaNoWriMo starts, and I still have no plan, so it will be a seat-of-my-pants, "type every day until I reach 1667 words" marathon of whatever comes. We’ll see what happens. I do have an idea for dSSS...
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Posted by John Scalzi

Well, the folks at Shipwreck (the group that puts these writing contests together) have posted my winning entry. It’s here.

Warning: It’s very much NSFW, will probably be a little kinky/disturbing for those of you who aren’t kinky/fans of erotic fanfic, and if you haven’t read Watchmen (which you should, it’s terrific), or at least watched the movie (less good, but okay, whatever), you will miss most of the references and clever bits and it probably won’t be as funny as it would be if you knew the work it was riffing off of.

Got it? Okay, go have fun with it, then.


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