I finally finished my NPT letter and sign-up - about time, since sign-ups close tonight. Then I continued with the fic I'd last worked on tonight, since that one was going reasonably well. 2,100 words today - I really think I've got it back now. :)
( Days 1 - 25 )
Day 26 (LJ | DW): auroracloud, doctor_jehane, navaan, ofmonstrouswords, sylvanwitch, trobadora, ysilme (7 out of 14)
Day 27 (LJ | DW): auroracloud, doctor_jehane, esteliel, navaan, shopfront, sylvanwitch, trobadora, ysilme (8 out of 15)
Day 28 (LJ | DW): auroracloud, doctor_jehane, esteliel, navaan, shopfront, sylvanwitch, trobadora, ysilme, zippitgood (9 out of 15)
Day 29 (LJ | DW): auroracloud, esteliel, navaan, shopfront, sylvanwitch, trobadora, ysilme, zippitgood (8 out of 15 so far)
Let me know if I missed anyone! And remember you can join in or drop in/out at any time. :)
For anyone new here, we have two silly floofs, Nora and Meenie:
Meenie is the gray one, Nora is the one with the pink nose. They're sisters, almost three years old, and their fur is all fluffy (Meenie) and fuzzy (Nora) because they're LaPerms. I would have loved to adopt kitties from the local shelter, but alas I'm terribly allergic (think asthma + rash + itchy/sneezy/leaky) to most cats I've met. Not that it's ever stopped me from petting most of them, but it wouldn't be feasible to live with those cats. Fortunately I discovered LaPerms back in 2007, and found out their weird curly-fur mutation has the side effect that I can tolerate all the ones I've met. So when my wife and I decided we were settled enough to have cats together, we found a local breeder who just happened to have a litter on the way. Meenie and Nora are two of six siblings - all with different colors, because LaPerms are cool like that.
They are super sweet, social little creatures. They like sitting on our shoulders or burrowing in bed, and Meenie is extremely chatty. They're both incredibly playful, and will go to their "toy box" and bat at it and meow until we take out a wand to wave around for them. We keep them indoors, as our area is very urban with lots of traffic, but they love getting walked in their little cat jackets. Actually, as soon as we get their jackets and leashes out they come running like excited puppies!
For more on these critters, I have a cats tag, and a kitty pic tag. ♥
Now on to the pic spam!
( 31 April Kitty Pics )
Art for sgareversebang
see all my sgareversebang art here or on AO3 or LJ
Title: Prisma (also on AO3 and LJ)
Fandom: Stargate: SG-1
Pairing: Sarah Gardner/Vala Mal Doran
Rating: teen for gun (not being used)
Notes: This inspired a story by nagi_schwarz called Fool the World (And Never Fool Myself).
( stars and rainbows and hearts )
See a masterlist of all of my Reverse Bang artwork at AO3, LJ, or DW.
⌈ Secret Post #3770 ⌋
Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.
( More! )
Secrets Left to Post: 03 pages, 52 secrets from Secret Submission Post #540.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
I’m horrified to report that as a child, I didn’t care for banana bread. I don’t know what about it displeased me, but frankly, I was a fairly picky eater for many years and shunned off a number of foods that I now find delicious. Lately, we’ve been on a bit of a banana kick in our house, but we inevitably end up with a couple of bananas that reach their prime too quickly and end up getting blacker and more shriveled on the counter as the days go by. Fortunately, the cooking gods have a perfect solution for this problem. As bananas ripen and their sweetness becomes far too over-powering to eat them on their own, they become the perfect mix in for a loaf of sweet, tangy, breakfast bread.
There are a few things I really like about making banana bread. One, I hate wasting food, so I find it extremely satisfying to re-purpose over-ripe fruit to make something new and magical out of them. Two, this old recipe (given to me from my mother, who got it from HER great-grandmother) is extremely straight forward. The ingredients are quite basic, and the instructions are fast and easy. No complicated folding, alternating, sifting, or resting required.
After baking for about an hour, this no-fuss loaf emerges with craggy, crisp edges and a soft crumb that can dress down for breakfast or dress up for dessert.
I like mine warm with a little bit of butter, but this is also perfectly acceptable at room temperature with nothing added whatsoever.
It’s a good thing I’ve come around to liking banana bread, because glancing at the fruit bowl on the counter, it looks like I may be making another loaf rather soon.
Banana Nut Bread
Adapted from my great-great grandmother Hume
Makes 1 loaf
2/3 c (140g) sugar
1/3 c unsalted butter, softened
1 c (250 g) ripe bananas, squashed
1 3/4 c (240 g) all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda (use 1 tsp if baking below 3000 feet)
1 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c (60 g) chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350°F. If you are using a non-stick loaf pan, grease the bottom and sides of the pan or insert parchment paper to make a cradle along the bottom and long sides of the pan.
Cream together sugar and butter until fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until top is browned and a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then flip the loaf onto a cooling rack. Flip the loaf over and allow to cool. For soft-edged bread, wrap tightly in aluminum foil while it is still somewhat warm.
So hey, I found this:
They have a challenge that's going to close for signups real soon and like NO ONE has signed up for it.
Sign-ups: April 24-May 1
Assignments sent out: May 3 (or earlier)
Assignments due: June 14
Assignments revealed: June 21
Creators revealed: June 28
I'm not sure what to do myself. The comm has 22 members. But there is NOTHING in the exchange tag set, which I'm not sure how that would work .
ETA: Ah, the mod says to use last year's tag set, which has a pile of characters and relationships under "Characters."
And this is way last minute, but I only tripped over the comm and the exchange yesterday, while browsing Tumblr.
The latest attempt to repeal the ACA (which is designed to placate the Freedom Caucus) is now being opposed by some of the more moderate Republicans who were on board with the first attempt. With the House Republican leadership trying to figure out how to proceed next week, here's a target list of representatives who need to be contacted today or Monday to let them know you oppose ACA repeal.
thank you so much for writing a story for me! I'll be absolutely thrilled about anything you can create about the characters I requested, and everything important is in the requests themselves, but if you'd like some additional info/ideas/thoughts, here's rather a lot of it:
Let me just offer you two links that I think sum up my general preferences when it comes to fic pretty well:
- Junetide letter - a post I wrote some years ago for the Junetide exchange about my preferred character dynamics, themes etc. It was written with original fic in mind, but most of it should easily transfer to fanfic.
- Ultimate Fanfic Trope Showdown - a meme about sorting fannish tropes by personal preference, with some more trope talk in the comments
I hope this is useful for telling you about the kinds of things I like to read. :)
Now for the fandoms and characters I requested, in no particular order:
( Grimm - Nick/Renard/Juliette, Nick/Renard, Renard/Juliette )
( Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle: Holmes/Moriarty, Holmes & Moriarty )
( Highlander - Methos/Cassandra )
( Legend of the Seeker - Cara/Darken Rahl )
( The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Sarah Connor & Catherine Weaver, Sarah Connor/Catherine Weaver, Catherine Weaver & Savannah Weaver )