Mini Me

This is the end

I heard Morrison singing when I typed the title.

I officially joined LJ August 21st, 2005. I liked it enough that I shelled out $150 in June 2007 when they had one of their occasional cash flow issues and offered permanent accounts in exchange for what amounted to about 5 or 6 years worth of subcription dues in one go. I haven't posted here regularly for a few years but I did get my money's worth.

I had been marginally involved with Fandom for a couple of decades but Live Journal brought that involvment to an intense new level. I became really involved with the Inuyasha fandom here for a number of years. I made some great friends there.

I haven't really had the spoons to put the effort into long posts for a while now. Twitter made it so easy to throw out a short comment and Tumblr was so much easier to make posts on when I felt like being original. I'd just recently bookmarked instructions on how to set up something to mirror Tumblr posts to LJ though and I was planning on sitting down and figuring it out sometime soon so there would have been some posts here again.

Doesn't matter now.

I cannot support this site under the new TOS. Bigotry and repression have no place as official policy for a social media site. Remaining here wouldn't necessarily mean agreeing with TPTB but it would mean being comfortable at a site that does not welcome people I love.

I've requested that my posts here be imported to Dreamwidth There's a long queue of other people who are doing the same thing and I don't know where I am in that queue so I don't have an ETA for when that will be done. Once it is I'll come back and edit this post to announce that. A couple of weeks after that, once I've done a little housekeeping, I'll be deleting my account here.

11 years
603 posts
4461 comments made
1983 comments recieved.
A whole lot of love and support recieved.

It's sad it had to end this way but wow didn't we have fun while it lasted! Hope to see you at Dreamwidth or Tumblr.

ETA: The transfer is now complete. I'll likely be deleting this journal the weekend of May 13th.

Mini Me

Tumblr Fail

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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Mini Me

I got fic for Christmas!

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.
Mini Me

Cover Art for Cedarbridge

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:

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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Laughing Loki

Fic Rec: Off The Record

Off the Record by Hella
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.

Great art based on the story:
Fish 'n' Chips

Fanfic Rec: Saving Sherlock Holmes by earlgreytea68

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.

Woman Reading

Review: Hounded

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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