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"In My Brother's Place" art masterpost [Sep. 18th, 2019|01:20 pm]
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Will maybe try to come back and add more info about process/details later but as some of you know I'm going through a really difficult time right now.  Making art in collaboration with wonderful people feels good.  Getting my brain on board with talking about it with any detail or clarity just.. isn't.. working so much.

Short version: ImpalaSecrets has been wonderful to work with and there is some yummy id-thrilling Sam whump happening here. Click below for kinky explicit art (warnings: noncon bondage, full nudity) and read the story here.

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So there we have it.  Feedback and concrit welcome.
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"Willing" art masterpost [Sep. 5th, 2019|09:43 pm]
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Okay.  So.  Y'all.

Y'all.

Interstitial is amazing.  Let's start there.  And her story "Willing"?  Also amazing.  So go read it.  Poignant and dark and hot and thrilling.  The art is relatively spoilery, although the first piece only spoils the first page or so.  As with the story, the art contains suicide, death (this is a primarily afterlife story, canon-divergent from the trials, with Mark of Cain), and sex.  Take care of yourself if these images or the story are likely to harm you, but this is probably the art I'm proudest of so far in this fandom.  I'm.  I'm in love.  The story deserves the best and the author deserves even better.

So with no further ado, see below the cut for the bodies and smut and a little bit of rambling!

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I adore feedback - it's kind of a problem, actually, we're talking increasingly undeniable praise kink here, but concrit is good, too.  And go love on that gorgeous story.
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"The Answer Lies With You" art masterpost [Sep. 3rd, 2019|12:33 am]
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This is the second story I did art for as part of the Ace SPN Mini Bang. I LOVED doing the art for this sweet story, "The Answer Lies With You" by LadyShadowphyre.  It's thoughtful and healthful Sastiel AU, and full of flora.  I had the opportunity to make gorgeous flowers and tattoos of flowers and alt bois and I have been dying to share everywhere, so please see below for full arts!  It's also my first time drawing Cass, so I feel like a magical new door has been opened for me.

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Love feedback and concrit, and had a lovely time working with this author.  Go enjoy the story!
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"meet me at the reservoir" art masterpost [Sep. 2nd, 2019|06:17 pm]
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I got to make art for the fantastic "meet me at the reservoir" by penrosequartz.  It is a dark Mick/Ketch AU that just deals so gorgeously with emotional issues, sexuality, and an absolutely unhealthy relationship, and the writing blew me away.  This was part of the Ace SPN Mini Bang (I have another posting tomorrow, stay tuned).

This story is amazing, y'all.  Go read it.  Seriously, right now.

Okay, now here's some art.

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Now, really, go read the story and give it a lot of love.  It hits hard and deep but is definitely hopeful.
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"Keep This Secret" Art Masterpost [Jun. 20th, 2019|10:32 am]
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Fairies!  FAIRIES!  *_* 

The second story I got to make art for in this year's J2-SPN-Big Bang was ellerkay's delightful "Keep This Secret" (AO3, or on LJ here).  I have been missing doing fantasy art and this let me roll around in it and stretch my color muscles, as well as work with Elle who is a goddamn delight (and I totally blindly managed to snatch up another of hers for the Wincest BB this fall and am already drooling over the opportunity).  This story brings the yummy angst, secrets (I mean... you guessed that part, right?), The Hotness, and long-craved fix-its.  There's so much to love, and I definitely recommend you go read and love it.  See below for Mah Art and Mah Rambles.

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I adore feedback, and will love you disproportionately to what you give me. 

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Homecoming Art Masterpost [Jun. 17th, 2019|03:03 pm]
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I cannot even tell you how hard I've been chomping at the bit to share this art and link this story.  PLEASE go read and love runedgirl 's glorious "Homecoming" — it is intelligent, unexpected, hot, beautiful.  I loved the hell out of it, and she was lovely to work with.  For the art and more story gushing, see below!

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I adore feedback, up to and including constructive criticism provided it's, y'know, actually constructive. 

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trees are their roots and wind is wind [May. 19th, 2019|08:05 pm]
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So I tried out the SPN Quicky Bang and snagged the lovely marciaelena 's "trees are their roots and wind is wind" which is a gorgeous Sam/Dean fic I definitely recommend--her writing is so poetic, and there's this beautiful sense of interconnection and mortality.  Preview here, full picture (with full frontal) below cut.

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I adore feedback, up to and including constructive criticism (just not, y'know, viciousness — I am a human made of soft parts).  I got wonderful encouragement and tips from the folks on discord and I am eternally grateful.

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Gencest Bang - Art Masterpost [Apr. 5th, 2019|02:03 pm]
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Want to get the feels and a touch of heartbreak and a whole lot of sweetness? Go check out madebyme_x's fantastic story for the Supernatural Gencest Bang, "The Good Life" (my art for the story below the cut). She was a dream to work with, always kind and encouraging, and the story did such good things for my soul, especially in light of the news of the show ending. "There'll be peace when you are done," y'know?

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Pinkerton Boys - Art Masterpost [Feb. 23rd, 2019|07:20 pm]
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Hey folks!  Here is the art for Pinkerton Boys by the lovely Naoe.  It's a Destiel A/B/O AU set in the American Victorian era, which isn't where I normally live, but it's charming and I had a great time working with Naoe and working on this art.  Full set of pics and info below the cut!

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DWBB - Fancy!! [Feb. 9th, 2019|03:30 pm]
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In the deanwbigbang I was lucky enough to snag the story "Fancy" by the fabulous laughablelament.  It is delicious and you should definitely go run right now and treat yourself to some casefic and hotness.  


See below for the full NSFW art and some arty (but not to say Artie) chat.


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SWBB - Going My Way [Jan. 19th, 2019|04:29 pm]
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I HAVE COMPLETED MY FIRST BIG BANG! WOOOOOOO.

For the Sam Winchester Big Bang, I got to make art to accompany excoyote's wonderful fic, "Going My Way" — two full pieces and a banner made from one of them.  Excoyote was a dream to work with — the story is excellent, and they were super encouraging, prompt and responsive.

I also want to shower tons of love and gratitude on quickreaverand Sweetheartdean for their amazing feedback — these pieces are so much better because of them.







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Some fluffy holiday bondage fanart [Dec. 6th, 2018|10:57 pm]
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Y'know, because those things all go together.


Here is some nice Sam Winchester (Supernatural) wearing nothing but ribbons and bows.  Well, and a Santa hat.  Created for the SPN Holiday Mixtape challenge.  My first time doing anything serious (i.e. not a doodled comic) in strictly digital form.


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With thanks to amberdreams, dancing_adrift, and quickreaver for super helpful concrit!


I more or less traced the outlines of a photo for the body shape, and then had to freehand from photos for his face (which, given that, I'm pretty thrilled with how it came out).  I'm not sure why his bow came out looking like oils.  Whatever happened, I'm over all pretty pleased. <3



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(no subject) [Feb. 1st, 2017|12:08 pm]
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Needed somewhere to post some photomanips of Tom Hiddleston into a 60's drag queen. ...Yeah, I know. It was for someone else's story. ...I shouldn't have spent so long on these.

...Seriously.

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WOOOO [Oct. 28th, 2011|02:48 pm]
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[Current Mood |drunkWanna' go to the yarn store.]

So far, November promises two big HR campaigns, at least one day of serious protest action (possibly two), two concerts to attend, a major holiday and its accoutrement, physical therapy for the Pennsylvania roadmap my scoliotic spine has turned out to be, 1,900 miles of travel, six petty cash reports, five knitting nights, four choir rehearsals, three academic senates, two weddings... and a fifty-thousand word novel.


Choose one or more of the following:
a) BRING IT ON
b) We'll just see about that.
c) *abject weeping*
d) Let's go start a big new knitting project!
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Babylon 5 binge is go. [Sep. 7th, 2011|10:25 pm]
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[Current Mood |excitedOMGOMGOMG]
[Current Music |I need a sci-fi icon. Srs.]

Because my birthday is coming up...

Because I had the foresight to work out an Amazon wishlist for the first time.. er.. ever...

Because Chris is FANTASTIC and loves me and has the excellent taste to share my interest...

(And because Amazon is listing all the suckers at approx. 1/3 the usual price, hint hint, this is the time to look...)

...we are now the proud owners of our very own complete set of Babylon 5.

No more hauling a season's worth of my mother's VHS tapes up from LA when we realize we might want to have access. No more waiting months to trade it out for another season. No more years of drought because we didn't think to do it or she was re-watching or...

Granted, seeing the commercials that were being aired in Torrance in 1998 on TNT during the original airing of River of Souls was kind of an amazing time capsule. Especially the one for how they were going to be recording Monday Night RAW at the Anaheim Pond (back when it was still the Duck pond, bless it), because I remember watching that commercial then, and we went, and we even trekked out to Venice Beach because Chyna and Triple H were going to be hanging out at the outdoor gym and we wanted to meet them and she was so freaking sweet and I still remember her nail polish...

...but not a really sustainable relationship. And anyway, I'm on a Bruce Boxleitner binge and have run out of movie-of-the-week Westerns from the 90s that are available for instant streaming. I'm going to be good and wait out Michael O'Hare--we're starting over from the beginning, just watched the pilot, The Gathering, last night--but it won't be long.

Anyway, short version: love.
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Okay, last one for today, promise. ...I think. [Sep. 6th, 2011|06:05 pm]
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[Current Mood |productiveProlific.]
[Current Music |Marilyn Manson, "The Beautiful People"]

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Fill #2 [Sep. 6th, 2011|12:29 pm]
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[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |Oasis, "She's Electric"]

Sorry for spam, archiving another fill. The first one happened yesterday, but this one was what I did when I still wasn't sleeping at 1:30 this morning. Or 2:30... Finished this morning and posted like it wasn't no thang. It's like crazy times, over here.

Anyway, here:
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Oh, no... she's slashing again... [Sep. 6th, 2011|12:18 pm]
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[Current Mood |geekyGeekier than thou.]

Holy crap, I'm doing kinkmeme fills. How did this happen?

This is new for me--I've never been to a kinkmeme and never filled a prompt request--but I want to write, and I so don't have the wherewithall to start something big, and this is an excellent way to get myself one-shotting. (Plus, seriously, I owe some reciprocation. I have read more Tron slash in the last week than is probably healthy for one brain.) And lonely prompts are so lonely...

Anyway, they're supposed to start out anon but I'll be archiving my fills here anyway, so I don't lose them. So forgive any random cut posts that come up in the next few days. (First one below.)

Btw, can I just ask.... How drastically did Teh Internet slang change while I apparently forgot to fandom for a year and a half?? Or was it just always this way and I wasn't looking in the right places...? I've caught onto Fill, I'll be in my Bunk, F5ing, etc.. but not why some stories are called timestamps...? This is starting to make me feel old and out of touch, people.

...When did I go from being the highschool fangirl to the housewife slasher? Granted, I always thought the Grownups gracing LJ with smut were way awesome, but it's weird to realize I'm one of them. It actually startles me when I see writers worrying about mom in the next room, or having to break for finals and essays. Or mentioning their phones are dying while they're F5ing a thread (....me=old).

....Ah, well; the internets adjust, and so will I. (...But I kinda' dig being vintage. How cool is it that I was in the massive server rooms of government defense contractors before most people ever even saw their first black and green screen?)

Anyway, /oldgeek. Here is some fill.




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Wait, what? [Aug. 30th, 2011|10:24 am]
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[Current Mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

....That was unexpected, too.

Apparently ELT/YDF is over. I could have probably kept going for a long time, made another arc instead of an epilogue, but I think this is for the best, all things considered. I like the epilogue, and I'm happy with where I'm leaving them. (Hopefully it's not too abrupt.) Waiting on Chris's beta for last revisions to Ch. 18 (hopefully coming in during his office hour ;) ), but I think I'm basically content with it all. Will post 15-18 and epilogue probably one per day in the usual comms; Chapter 15 should be up in the next 20 minutes or so.

LOVE -


ETA: The chapters are all in order and approved, 15 is posted, and everything's on schedule for operation Finish the WIPs. I also killed a languishing WIP one-off for Kids in the Hall, finishing up the smut and posting during the Academic Senate meeting I'm kibitzing on as we speak (which seems pleasantly inappropriate). Anyway, meeting's wrapping up, so I'm off.

ETA2: Other crazy realization: Evil Like That... You Don't Forget comes up to a nice round 65,861 words - 180 pgs in the word processor, all told. ...Wow.

ETA3: ps, happy ending
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Was reviewing the last page of posts, and... [Aug. 28th, 2011|11:53 pm]
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[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[Current Music |Sirens in the street.]

. . ... ...Christ, have I really not posted any ELT/YDF in 17 months?

...That was a shock. I'm afraid it's going to be declared legally dead, soon. I vaguely remember the days of a chapter a week (HA!) ...I had no idea it had gotten this bad. (I also didn't realize I hadn't posted here at all since January.) ...I am a bad LJer. I mean, I know I say that a lot, but it's actually worse than even I think it is, isn't it?

(...Don't worry, that's rhetorical. I'm a whore for praise, but I'm really not fishing for reassurances on this one.)

This is long past any reasonable reader-patience span, but I feel like I should finish it anyway, since the poor bastards are languishing; I blew through Chapters 15 and 16, and have started into 17, but I'm hesitating to post anything until I'm sure where the current lines will play out. I know I stopped doing that, and was just posting chapters as they finished, for a while there, but... after that kind of hiatus I almost want to know it's nailed into place to the end, before I post, since the thought of getting another chapter or two out and leaving it AGAIN is pretty depressing. This poor thing deserves to resolve.

It seems like I'm physically unable to outline this story, unfortunately, since they're running on suit-themselves-protocol and I can't seem to accurately predict what they're going to wind up doing until it's right on top of me. (Examples: In chapter.. 8, I think?, there was some particular-damage-by-Azkadellia foreshadowing; I wasn't certain of even how literally or metaphorically that was going to play out until I wrote Ch. 15. I had notes regarding the eventual need to involve Jeb in a side file starting some 7 chapters ago, and it in no way resembles what's happening with him now. ....I think 0 scenes that were written ahead were ever included in finished chapters.) That said, it couldn't hurt to try to nail down some goals or "eventually"s. Worst comes, I don't hit them.

Anyway. It's late, I should get to bed. Just seeing if thinking out loud will make me move.
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I can't say I'll ever really get into the swing of this. [Aug. 22nd, 2011|03:08 pm]
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[Current Mood |Yes.]

I haven't been around in forever, and consequently every time I think of checking in, I go, "Oh, no, I haven't been around in forever, what do I post?" get overwhelmed, and fail to check in.

Okay, so.. it's been a long time, right? Obligatory quick wrap up of the last two (...three??...) months:

End of May was concerts for choir (went really well), a trip to Frederickton, NB, Canada (ditto), Chris's trip to DC.. There's been work.. There was our trip out to Sonoma wine country for our anniversary (7 years!) where, as part of a romantic horseback ride, I was unseated from a spooked horse to earn a broken finger and an unhappy (but not x-ray-detectably-damaged) knee.. I think that was 7 weeks ago, and they're still working on healing, but that's okay. Everyone at work is having babies, so I'm knitting--or, no, crocheting like crazy, since there was a month there where I couldn't knit (finger splint) at all, so I crocheted a million hats and booties and pinafores, and spun a lot of yarn. ....Oh, yeah, I'm spinning yarn, now, from a knitting friend's Alpaca, Ramblin' Rose, and from my cats, Arthur and Alexander. (This is crazy, and I love it.) I'm using a drop spindle I made myself which is now finally busted, so it's back to knitting. Oh, and crocheting for more babies.

We also hit LA for my 10-yr high school reunion, which was canceled (.....), and thence to Vegas for a grad school 'reunion' for Chris, and proved the motto, "What happens in Vegas... goes straight to facebook." Today is Chris's first day back to school, which means I should probably stop trying to eke summer vacation out of my part time (but not summer-slack-off ready) work and just.. well, get back to work. My cousin's baseball team just made it deep into the PONY league World Series; though I have never listened to baseball on the radio in my life, I actually got my ass up at eight in the morning to stream the suckers from PA, and cheered my fool head off. (GO BEACH!) They're out, now, unfortunately, but had a great time and did ell. I also now know a little more about baseball than I did, and discovered my cos is a 3rd baseman and "clean up hitter." I sort of almost know what that means, now, too. Progress!

Following various fannish impulses.. waiting for Doctor Who to start back up.. started buying myself Sandman compilation volumes since Borders is going under (tip: they're now clearancing for $12 instead of $20 a volume, but likely to have a short selection - I found 1 and 4 (which I've read) and 7 and 8 (which I haven't), might be worth a look if you're interested). And... and I hesitate to admit this, but after a rental binge that culminated in some serious nerd oldschool, I've fallen headlong into Tron obsession. I feel it's fair because I was headlong into the original (albeit some 25 years after the fact), but tip: while I found one good Tron (classic) fic a couple years ago, there is way more fanfic (Legacy) out there now. There are excellent recs at TVTropes (which I didn't know even recced) and at least the ones I have followed were definitely worth following.

...I'm obsessed.

(Notes: Rinzler purrs. +Micheal Sheen = sexy androgynous Greek demi-computer-god. Good, good stuff.)

(...Plus Bruce Boxleitner. He has developed his very own switch in my brain, and it says "Yes." I'm not sure when this happened.)

Luckily, reading a few (incredibly fine) stories--some WIPs--has made me feel guilty about my own languishing WIPs, and has me thinking about writing again. There was a little deja vu, to tell the truth; one tragic WIP about a broken character (who is prone to kind of 'going away' and not really in control of his own head) had a little 'fluffy' aside that still managed to be tragic. ...And there was one where such horrible things happened to the characters, I considered being afraid of the author. (...'nough said, I think.) Needless to say, it all struck chords and I want to write. I just need to kick the "what if I fuck up the plot" terror and get on it.

And since I was trying to feedback like a good girl, it also made me look back into a long abandoned ff.net ID (I know, I know...). ...There's a part of me that wants to post the first 19 (so far) parts of the collected ELTYDF over there (maybe to guilt-spur myself on into getting back to writing it?), but there is also another part of me that is looking to be talked out of it, since I feel it is probably a bad idea and could wind up being counterproductive. (Thoughts? Has anyone posted over there since they ditched Rated: MA, RPF, and anything authors said Boo about? ...Is it scary? '.' )

Anyway, I hope y'all are doing well - I loves. I misses.
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Newer update! [Jan. 25th, 2011|02:14 pm]
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[Current Mood |jubilantJoyful!]
[Current Music |Listening to Academic Senate via Chris's Skype from there. :) ]

All is well. Everyone who sent good vibes: it worked great. Everyone at Kaiser was wonderful and kind, and they even got me in early and gave me pictures, after; everything went swimmingly. I'm home safe and sound, now, one ovary (and one tangerine-sized cyst attached thereto) lighter. Gotta' take it easy, but everything should be fine in a few weeks. Now I'm going to slip back into a sweet, snuggly, slightly anaesthetized nap with my kitties, but wanted everyone to know things are fine first. Love you all so much. <3
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Update: [Jan. 24th, 2011|03:39 pm]
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[Current Mood |okayokay]

I have surgery in the morning (laparoscopic cystectomy, woooo). I'll be home tomorrow afternoon and everything should be fine, but thought everybody should be in the loop.
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And now she's gone, gone, gone... [Oct. 31st, 2010|11:47 pm]
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[Current Mood |nervousnervous]

Yikes, not that I've been posting regularly as it is, but I'm officially going on hiatus for November, for NaNo. Starting in 15 minutes. It's entirely possible I will post *more* during November than I have recently, but we'll see.

Happy Halloween! See you in a month!

P.S. I made a Dorothy Wizard of Oz dress out of a tablecloth. I am SO COOL.

P.P.S. I still don't know which on 8 novels I'm writing, yet, with - ah, 14 minutes to go. Doom be upon my head!
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The sesquimonthly report. [Oct. 18th, 2010|01:59 pm]
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[Current Mood |hungryHungry - time for lunch.]

Another way-too-quickie post.

I hesitate to mention everyone being okay, since the universe seemed to take that as a challenge last time.

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Okay, think that covers the basics. Everything is, to dangerously restate the premise, okay. Love and love and love to you all.
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