20 Black Sails icons for monthlyinspo

  • Sep. 19th, 2017 at 9:28 PM
Well, mostly Black Sails. One Jane Eyre snuck in, as well as one Gintama. But the rest are Black Sails. ;)

The inspiration post at [livejournal.com profile] monthlyinspo is here: "Back To School".

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20+4 icons )

I love concrit and comments!

For a list of makers whose textures, stock images, or brushes I use, please see my resource post.

Black Sails Discussion 2x06 - 2x10

  • Sep. 17th, 2017 at 2:17 PM
I'm putting together here all my comments I have left in several private discussions, mostly with [livejournal.com profile] machinistm and [livejournal.com profile] neery, so all of you can join in, too, if you like.

spoilery for 2x06 - 2x10 - and pretty emotional )

Then, determined not to start season 3 before I was emotionally capable of it, I watched some Toby Stephens stuff:

* Jane Eyre - BBC adaptation from 2006 - not bad, although I struggled with the contrast of him haughtily ordering her around and the deep, deep love he's supposedly feeling. It's already pretty bad in the book, but the book is longer and stretches it out better, and overall did a better job convincing me. That said, the adaptation is pretty good, and Toby is great in it. Definitely something to rewatch for rainy days.

* Private Lives - Gilgud theatre play from 2014 - Toby has season 1 hair and plays across his wife - the picture quality is mediocre, and the acting is very camp. It's a conscious decision on Toby's part, because the character is described as flippant and distant, but I was still bothered by the overacting. Buy it here for 5 Pounds.

* Vexed - BBC crime comedy/drama from 2010 - Again with the overacting. :/ Toby's character is a misogynist asshole. The humor isn't bad, though. I kinda liked it despite myself. It's on Netflix.

Current active challenges updated

  • Sep. 16th, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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Attempting home repair

  • Sep. 15th, 2017 at 1:14 PM
Initially thought the toilet chain had come unhooked from the flapper: no prob

It came unhooked because the rubber hole on the flapper valve had worn through: boo!

Turned off water to toilet: success

Detached & extricated flapper valve (pointedly not thinking about all that gunk in there): success

Will go to store to see if they have flapper valves of the right size (will bring detached valve as reference): this afternoon

DID ALL WITHOUT CONSULTING DAD: so far so good

Yuuri/Victor fic recs, part two

  • Sep. 14th, 2017 at 8:58 PM

I said last time that I wanted to do more first-time recs, which I almost completely fucked up. Sorry?

Repeat After Me - queenieofaces

Teen and Up, 5880 words. Victor and Yuuri aren’t speaking the same language. Lovely, lyrical examination of their relationship’s evolution from Victor’s POV.

Yuuri seems to communicate best through euphemism, through metaphor, through talking around the subject rather than approaching it head on, and so Victor tries his best to mimic him, to take his words and echo them back.  If Victor lets Yuuri set their pace, lets him choose how to frame the conversation, Yuuri stops shrinking away.  If Victor meets Yuuri where he is instead of bounding ahead and hoping he’ll catch up, Yuuri inches incrementally closer, closes the space between them.  So Victor lets Yuuri set the starting conditions (Yuuri is katsudon) and Victor will mirror that back to him with modification (Victor loves katsudon).  It’s a convoluted method of communication, especially given that neither of them are speaking their native languages, but after so long dashing ahead and looking back to see Yuuri running away, Victor will take anything that works.

Calligraphia - emilyenrose

Mature, 2924 words. Victor gets a tattoo. Yuuri gets publicly embarrassed. Funny and charming.

“You’re so cruel,” says Victor. “Of course I’m not skating in a wedding outfit. That’s for our wedding skate.”

“Wedding skate?” says Yuuri, and eyes Victor suspiciously. Unfortunately it is completely impossible to tell the difference between Victor’s joking grin and his I-am-deadly-serious grin. “Victor, are we doing a wedding skate?”

in the spaces between - sixpences

Teen and Up, 7237 words. Another beautiful story about languages, really nice domestic fluff featuring the whole Team Russia ensemble.

Victor speaks Russian with him at the rink too, unless it’s easier to get Yuuri to understand something in English or Japanese, and even when he’s tapping his foot in full, calculating coach mode it’s an education in Russian zoology. Yuuri is porosyonok when he flubs his third jump of the day, ribka when he struggles to articulate the changes he wants to make to his step sequence for the free skate, voronyonok as Victor buttons up his new black wool coat against the winter cold.

He laughs, though, when Yuuri asks him what kind of animal a kotletka is.

“Oh, a very fierce and dangerous one. Your mother hunts them down every week at Super Yuki and smothers them to death with egg and dashi.”

Yuuri tries to mitigate his blush with an eye roll. “Did you have to start calling me a katsudon in multiple languages?”

Immaculate Dream, Made Breath and Skin - RC_McLachlan

Explicit, 2875 words. Crazy-hot first-time PWP. Best tag: “Yuuri Katsuki: Craving Cock Since 2007.”

Almost half his life has been spent training for the day that Victor Nikiforov takes him to bed, so when it finally happens after the Grand Prix Final, Yuuri's prepared. More than prepared: he's ready. No one's ever touched him as a lover, sure, but there's nothing that he hasn't already dreamed about doing or having done to him to make anything that could happen a shock.

But he's said it before and he'll say it again: Victor lives to surprise him.

Three Sheets to the Wind - mousapelli

Explicit, 9086 words. Three times Yuuri and Victor had sex. Hot and funny and adorable.

"You're gorgeous," Victor said, making Yuuri squirm even harder. Victor laid two fingers against Yuuri's collarbone and dragged them slowly, slowly down to his stomach. "All mine. My delicious katsudon."

"Stop bringing that up," Yuuri huffed. "You're the idiot asking me about eros when you knew I'd never had a…" Yuuri hesitated. He'd never had an anything.

"Boyfriend," Victor finished. "Well, you've got a boyfriend now, haven't you? We can talk more about your eros now, if you want."

Go, enjoy, and comment!

Fic: Wet Ink

  • Sep. 13th, 2017 at 10:49 PM
Second Yuri on Ice fic: Wet Ink, Yuri/JJ, 4584, probably more "mature" than "explicit" but who the hell knows.

Fic: Tiger Balm (Yuri on Ice)

  • Sep. 13th, 2017 at 2:24 PM
I kind of can't believe it, but I wrote fic again, and it's anime fic, and it's porn, and who even AM I anymore, really:

Tiger Balm

Yuri on Ice, Yuri Plisetsky/Otabek Altin, 7451 words, Explicit. It wasn't the first time he'd been horny after a competition. He was fifteen, he was horny all the time.

Yuri gets a world record, a gold medal, and laid. He’d had no idea having a friend could be this much fun.

20 James Flint icons for character20n20

  • Sep. 10th, 2017 at 8:57 PM
Surprise, more Black Sails icons! I claimed Captain Flint - of course. (And I was lucky to get him. Someone else had him as their second choice.)
This month's challenge post at [livejournal.com profile] character20n20 is here.

Even though I iconed some spoilery scenes, I think it's safe to look at the set even if you haven't seen the show (yet).

Enjoy!
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20 Captain Flint icons )

Comments are love! Constructive criticism absolutely welcome!

All makers of textures, stock images, and brushes I use are listed in my resource post.

[MCU] xanadu or xanadon't

  • Sep. 9th, 2017 at 10:54 PM
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
6k words; T for Teen
Written for sceaterian

Victor von Doom, to the shock of many, announces that he's got exclusive access to new StarkTech and that he's not afraid to use it to further the betterment of his people in Latveria.

This is news to Tony, since he never gave him anything. He decides to go get his tech back, and Steve plus a few of the other Avengers-- whoever's around for Steve to drag into the Quinjet, basically-- come along for the ride.


read on ao3




Futbol!AU is next, goal is to be done and posted before end of month. Then the Howl's Moving Castle AU and the identity porn/kidfic mashup will be written and posted during October. THIS SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN TO ME, DOES IT SOUND LIKE A PLAN TO YOU????

(I also have to finish my Kylux Reverse Bang draft this month and during October/November write my Fandom Trumps Hate piece but we're talking about Stony right now, so: shhhhhhhh.)

Wahlomat

  • Sep. 9th, 2017 at 8:03 AM


German elections are coming up, and I swear I didn't fake this: the Wahlomat gave me DiB as my first choice. Check it out for yourself:


wahlomat.de


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Explanation for non-Germans: the "Wahlomat" is a site that compiles all the important points from every party running for the election. There are 33 parties running this year, and 32 of them have answered the questions for the Wahlomat.

You also have to answer those questions (they're all yes-or-no), and then the Wahlomat shows you the parties that best match your answers. It is one very important tool to figure out who to vote for.

Of course, voting for the very small parties has its disadvantages, too. I still have no idea whether to vote for them makes any sense at all, or whether I should just strengthen one of the larger parties instead.

I think [personal profile] teyla did a good job explaining German voting tactics for non-Germans on tumblr a while back, if you're interested: http://t-eyla.tumblr.com/post/156950441678

And here is her post (this one is in German) about how to strengthen the type of coalition you want to support: http://t-eyla.tumblr.com/post/158513265788
and write that sexbot comedy that's currently languishing halfway finished on my hard drive.

Today I hate myself and all my works. So I cleaned, because if I'm going to have a complete tantrumy meltdown like a two-year-old, I'm at least mature enough to clean up all the actual two-year-old's toys while I'm at it.

Then I had a shower to calm down, during which I had two thoughts: one, I could change the entire dissertation and that would SHOW THEM; and two, I forget what two was but it was very satisfying at the time. These were not reasonable thoughts but at least they were fighting thoughts, which is an improvement over "at least when I fail I'll be finished with this pile of excrescence."

Anyway, this post mainly to record the main point: The world is poorer for not having my sexbot comedy in it yet.

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