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ranuel
31 October 2015 @ 12:53 pm
It's been 2 years since I posted here so I have to accept that I've moved on. I've got a paid permanent account and I'm not unfollowing anybody who still posts here but if you want to see new stuff I've posted the best way is to go to my Tumblr.

Ranuel.Tumblr.com

It's just so much easier to post stuff there and to share photos and links to cool stuff including fanfic recs. Not so much for long newsy, thinky things but I haven't really been in the mood to do those in a while.The biggest drawback is that it's harder to have any kind of involved back and forth public discussion but there's always email and the Ask Box there.

Maybe that'll change. Maybe Tumblr will continue it's recent drive to make itself harder to use. Maybe I'll start posting here again some day. Until then you can add Tumblr blogs to feed aggregators like Feedly if you don't have a Tumblr account and want to continue to follow me.

See you around.
 
 
ranuel
30 January 2016 @ 01:05 pm
I tried for over an hour to get a post with a picture formated over at Tumblr. I finally came here and did it in a draft and copy/pasted the post. It formatted correctly on my blog there but not on the dashboard feed where most people will see it.

Live Journal does photo posting BETTER than Tumblr, a site originally designed for image posting.
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ranuel
29 December 2013 @ 08:57 am
Kryptaria and Stephrc79 wrote me fic!!

The Writing on the Wall is a short and lovely Captain America/James Bond crossover in which the tunnels that MI6 moved into after their headquarters were attacked turn out to be the tunnels that the Scientific Strategic Reserve used during WWII. Mild 00Q and mention of Steve/Peggy.
 
 
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ranuel
02 November 2013 @ 11:47 am
I've committed fan art for the first time. So, I guess this means I'm officially in the James Bond fandom.

Kryptaria and stephrc79 posted Cedarbridge this week. It's a Halloween story of Q and Bond exploring an abandoned insane asylum to determine if it would be appropriate to house the Technical Services Division post Skyfall. Seems the London Historical Society is not happy about them using the Churchill tunnels and wants them out.

I don't think it would be much of a spoiler to point out that exploring abandoned insane asylums never works out well in fiction. Okay, yes, it works out well for the readers because we get some great stories that way. It's well worth a read even if you aren't that into Bond:

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1025674

Anyway, I was my usual snarky self in the comments and Steph said that my comment would make a good cover so a couple of hours of fighting with the inadequate programs on my laptop later (Damn, I have new appreciation for the stuff I have at work) here's the result. If you want to see it bigger it's up on my DA account.
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ranuel
31 October 2013 @ 03:45 pm
I lost to the Duck Dynasty family in the work costume contest.

Halloween 2013 02
 
 
ranuel
31 October 2013 @ 10:32 am
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ranuel
12 May 2013 @ 11:14 am
Off the Record by Hella
Tony/Loki
Tony wakes up one night with a god of mischief in his bed and things go downhill from there. The Avengers end up caught in the middle of a fight between Loki and the Enchantress and at various points along the way have to decide who to trust in order to save members of their team. Tony especially must figure out if what's started between him and Loki is real or just part of the game.

This started before Avengers came out so a lot of core set up stuff has been Jossed and it's pretty much AU now even if it wasn't slash. It still captures MCU Tony so well I can hear his lines in RDJ's voice. The depiction of Nick Fury probably owes more to his sincerely nasty Ultimates incarnation than what we see of him in Avengers so be warned for that.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/315889

Great art based on the story:
http://nasyu.deviantart.com/art/OTR-chapter-12-369482100
 
 
ranuel

http://archiveofourown.org/works/514787#main

The author says that this is “what happens if, instead of making them wait twenty years, I give them everything they need to fix themselves right now?”

Sherlock is orphaned at 11 and Mycroft is responsible for him. He hires Mrs. Hudson to help care for him and then six years later John Watson and Greg Lestrade come into their lives. The plot has a great mix of elements from canon and series one of Sherlock.

This was another one of Issen4’s excellent recommendations! It’s 43 chapters long and sucked me in until I didn’t want to do anything else but read it.

 
 
ranuel
28 April 2013 @ 11:18 am
Hounded Cover
Hounded by Kevin Hearne
Book One of the Iron Druid Chronicles


This was SO MUCH FUN!! Probably a mistake to read it during my reading of the Dresden Files because it has everything I like about Dresden Files without the stuff I don't like. One of the librarians handed the audio book to me and told me I'd like it and he was right. The reader does such a good job that I plan to get the audio versions for the other two as well.

Atticus O'Sullivan owns Third Eye Books in Tempe, Arizona. He's a good looking young man who appears to be in his early twenties with bright red hair and some cool tattoos. At Third Eye you can sip a cup of custom blended tea in their small tea shop, pick up a deck of tarot cards, get a book on magic or religion, or pick up a bust of Ganesha. In other words it's your standard university town New Age bookstore except if you know to ask the owner can set you up with an ancient grimoire from the backroom.


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