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I signed up for fandom stocking this year with my DW account (the_lost_city). If you haven't heard of it, it's a place where people can stuff someone's stocking with fic/drabbles, fanart, links, cute pictures, or just holiday/December greetings. Sort of a like a fic exchange. You don't have to know them, and can go searching for other stockings in your fandom or with your interests and leave little things.

If you feel like stopping by my stocking, you can find it here: here. You don't have to have a DW account to comment, and all comments, on all stockings, are screened until around January 6, 2014.
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Title: Alright already (we'll all float on)
Author: _thelostcity
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Genre: pre-slash/het
Characters: Derek, Stiles
Pairing: unrequited Derek/Stiles, Derek/OFC, Stiles/OMC
Categories: angst, unrequited love, heartbreak
Rating: G
Warning: none
Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: These characters belong to TPTB, MTV, et al. No copyright infringement is intended.
Author’s notes: This piece was inspired by DevilDoll's AMAZING ficlet, which can be found here on tumblr: http://devildoll.tumblr.com/post/39623102048/i-am-adding-this-ficlet-to-this-post-the-original. I highly recommend reading that one first. Summary quote is from DevilDoll's ficlet.

Summary: The problem is—the problem is during that year, Derek falls in love.

And so does Stiles.

But not with Derek.

She’s perfect for him, so Stiles falls hard and fast.Collapse )
So when you take cough medicine at 3am, you should probably quadruple-check the dosage so you don't accidentally take 3 times the dosage (also 150% of what you're supposed to take in a 24 hour period) and wake up 7 hours later high as a kite. Sucks more because the meds aren't working and I can't take more :( and I'm *still* high.

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pico .todo

I miss telnet and my to-do list(s). Now I need pico .toread and pico .tosee as well.

I just watched Bride of Frankenstein, which was quite good :) I've also been watching lots of other movies, mostly starring Chris Evans. Aside from that, I spend entirely too much time on tumblr and I need to get back to writing. ASAP. First, I need to re-activate my writing muse. My reading muse has been in absolute overdrive, particularly where Avengers fic is concerned (Steve/Tony is my new OTP), though I only know the movieverse, so it's a little confusing.

But anyway. Writing vibes. I needs them.

Two posts in one day!

So I read both Divergent and Insurgent (by Veronica Roth) today, and I really, really want the third book to be available. Sadly, it's not. Because Insurgent only came out this year.

For those not familiar with this series, it's another utopian/dystopian society. It's futuristic, like the Hunger Games; divided into sections of society, also like HG; but there are no kiddie death matches. It's also somewhat unclear if it's also post-apocalyptic.

Anyway, I'm going to whine about the not-as-good-as-it-should've-been editing job. It's only noticeable to me in Insurgent, but there are some bits where it clearly wasn't read by someone paying enough attention.
Cut just in caseCollapse )

I did like it, though, and would recommend it if you're into that sort of thing. I think if you like HG then you'll like this. There's lots more things to say, but I read two 500 page books today (though the font was kind of big), so I should probably go to sleep.

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Anyone on my flist read Divergent by Veronica Roth? Do you own it? If so, would you be so kind as to transcribe pages 25 and 48 for me? I bought the first paperback edition yesterday, but sadly those two pages are just black blobs. The library seems to be out and I'm having a hard time finding a hardback copy (all of the paperback editions I've found have the same problem), so I can't get the pages for myself. I'll offer you a story in return (though my writing fandoms are rather limited) and love you forever.

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May. 3rd, 2012

Woo! AMC's Ultimate Marvel Marathon today. I'm actually already there. I wasn't sure how crazy the lines would be, but it turns out the theater didn't even open until 10 (I got here at 9:30ish), but there wasn't much of a line. There's actually only about 30 people in the theater right now, but there are 2 screens open for this marathon.

They're giving out limited edition Avengers themed 3D glasses, I got the Ironman ones, but I'm wondering if I should try to swap for Captain America instead. Very difficult decisons, I know. There's also a fancy pass so you can go in and out all day, and an Avengers comic (Ultron Quest). Happy early bday to me.

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Workout and gym stuffCollapse )

I broke my necklace at the gym, though. I'm disappointed but also baffled. I take it off and generally thread it through one of the zippers on my bag and when I pulled my back out of the locker after my workout I wasn't paying attention and caught the necklace on the locker. The result is a broken clasp. The baffling part is the fact that I cannot, for the life of me, figure out what happened. The clasp is broken, yes, but it's also not actually damaged. The pieces pulled apart, but there is no break anywhere that I can see. Nor can I see any way whatsoever to put the pieces back together. It's like they just passed through one another. Either that or it's like that magic ring trick where those solid rings are all connected until they're not, and then separated until they're not. Completely baffling.

In other news, I have to get blood drawn again tomorrow. Sigh.

In other other news, I'm going to AMC's Ultimate Marvel Marathon on May 3! I'm not super into the Marvel movies (actually, I've only seen Ironman 1 and Thor), but I'm not not into them so I thought it would be fun. Unfortunately, I will be going by myself since Thursdays are kind of hard for other people. Not that I have a problem going by myself, but it would've been more fun with people I know. onlyonechoice has been giving me Avengers tips, but if anyone else wants to add things they think I should know, please do!

I'm just getting into Doctor Who (new Who), too. I'm only about three episodes in, but I'm liking it very much :) Cheesy sci-fi, woo!

Now a meme from tingreca!Collapse )

Also, dammit! The Bruins just lost Game 7. :(

Today is a day.

I had this whole (well, half) post that I was working on before lunch about how angry and frustrated I was, and I left it half-finished thinking that I could think over lunch and come back and better articulate my thoughts and hopefully also calm down and be in a better mood. I even decided to go out for lunch, even though I also brought food, as a treat to hopefully get myself into a better mood.

Instead, I unexpectedly ran into a good friend who I haven't seen in a while and we had lunch and ice cream and chatted and I gave her a mini-tour of my office since she'd never seen it, and I ended up in a much, much better mood. It was serendipitous and then we talked about several other serendipitous things that have happened to my friend lately and the weather is beautiful and hopefully I've set myself up for a lovely afternoon. At which point the workday will be over, I will go to the gym, and then go home to relax before hanging out with another very good friend who's coming to town tomorrow :)
So...I want to sign up for a big bang (hawaii_bigbang to be specific). I've never done one before. In fact, I've only ever done one challenge/exchange type thing before. Ever. This big bang is only 10,000 words minimum, as opposed to 40,000 or 50,000, and I have an idea, but I'm not sure if it's a 10k words idea. I've actually already started it (lets not talk about just how many WIPs I have in my WIP folder (because it's more than 20 in my H50 folder alone)), but that doesn't mean I can finish it. Also, I'm terrible at plots. There's a reason I only write scene-type oneshots.

I guess: challenge myself? Or no?

Unrelated, but I'm still bruised from having blood drawn a week and a half ago. I've also developed a calcium deposit because of that. Ugh. Note to the world: if you can, avoid having a med student learning how to draw blood draw it from an unusual place (forearm instead of elbow) with a different sized needle than they're used to. It doesn't end well for you.
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Title: You Like Me? You Really Like Me?
Author: _thelostcity
Fandom: H50
Genre: Slash
Characters: Danny, Steve
Pairing: Steve/Danny
Categories: mild angst, not-so-secret secret crush, fluff
Rating: PG-13 for sexual references
Warning: None
Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: These characters belong to FOX, CBS, Paramount, et al. No copyright infringement is intended.
Author's notes: Had this snippet sitting in my H50 folder for a while, so I decided to post it. Unbeta'd.

Summary: Danny didn't know that Steve didn't know. Danny thought everybody knew.

Wait, wait. You like me?Collapse )
Things that make me crazy:

Fic with babies. Or, really, fic with children under the age of 10, unless those children are a huge part of canon, and sometimes not even then. This is because 95% of it is written by people who don't have babies/children or have never spent any real length of time with babies/children, therefore it is WRONG and it drives me NUTS. Argh! /rant

Other things:

I've been watching Suits and more of Sherlock. I've seen up through 2x02 for Sherlock (The Hound of Baskerville), and most of 1x05 for Suits (Bail Out). I need to get over my embarrassment squick, though, because otherwise it'll take me forever to watch Suits because Mike you are a moron and I'm embarrassed for you. But I'm liking both shows very much.

Now I'm off to see the American Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Also, I have a new icon! Look! Look! I can't do anything but stare at it. The things I would do if I had my very own Alex O'Loughlin (and his shoulders. I've got a huge thing for shoulders)...
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Title: We Look Like Pages From a Magazine
Author: _thelostcity
Fandom: H50
Genre: Het/Gen
Characters: Grace, Danny, Steve
Pairing: Steve/Grace, Danny/Rachel (offscreen), unrequited Steve/Danny
Categories: ANGST, future!fic, pining, unrequited love
Rating: PG-13 for language and a sexual reference
Warning: Major character death, more angst
Spoilers: vague references to 1x23/1x24
Disclaimer: These characters belong to FOX, CBS, Paramount, et al. No copyright infringement is intended.
Author's notes: Please, please, please read the warnings. This fic was inspired by Noxnoctisanima's We Are the Hollow Men. Huge thanks to webbgirl for the superfast beta, and to onlyonechoice for answering my questions :) I cried pretty much through the entire writing of this story, and just thinking about writing it, and during every re-read, so... But webbgirl said it was readable, therefore I am unleashing it on the world. Title bastardized from Imperfectly, by Ani DiFranco.

Grace and Danny were standing on either side of Steve's hospital bed.Collapse )

The Perils of Glasses

Things I learned today:
-Walgreens manufacturers are dumb. Case in point: they wrapped scotch tape around the soft cleaning cloth in their eyeglass lens cleaning kit. Seriously, Walgreens?
-How to remove scotch tape residue from eyeglass lenses (polycarbonate lenses, that is). Soak glasses (plastic frames) in warm soapy water (mild soap) for about half an hour; rinse; soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol; dab and gently rub cotton ball on the scotch tape residue, also consider rubbing with fingers; repeat if necessary; dry with a soft cleaning cloth (not covered in tape residue!!); voilà, no more tape residue on your lenses.
-I have to buy a new eyeglass lens cleaning kit. Not from Walgreens. Also, not wrapped in scotch tape. The upside is that I don't think my glasses have ever been this clean.

I've been meaning to put together a list of goals, like delicatale and webbgirl, but I haven't quite gotten around to it. I should. I'll try to do it tomorrow, if I have time at work.
Happy New Year friends! I hope everyone has a great start to 2012! I don't thinkk it can get much better than "Dick Clark looks like he had a stroke," "...he did. About 3 years ago."

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It's not actually snowing, but they're singing that song in White Christmas. We've had dinner and chocolate cream pie and are now watching the aforementioned movie. For any of you H50 fans, as pointed out by webbgirl, Danny is so Rosemary Clooney. I think Steve is probably Bing Crosby.

I hope everyone on my flist is having a Merry Christmas/Happy Hannukah/whatever it is you celebrate!

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It's Danny! This is what Danny texted someone back in Jersey when he started at HPD. And then Steve drew a picture when he found out about it (scroll down, it's the second picture).

Dec. 13th, 2011

I am procrastinating on going to bed, because I'm feeling sad/crappy, despite the fact that I know I will feel better after some sleep. So I am going to tell you about something that makes me crazy:

When people (TV shows, news articles, reporters, occasionally fic writers, etc.) say that X has been touched in some way (a harmful or offensive touching, if you will) and then proceed to call it assault. Drives me up the wall. Because that is a battery, people. Assault is when you think they're going to touch you (put you in apprehension of a harmful or offensive touching, if you will again). So, if, for example, someone punches you in the face, that is a battery. If they make you think they're going to punch you in the face, that's assault.

*gets off soapbox*


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Author: _thelostcity
Recipient: siehn
Title: How to Keep Your Partner From Stroking Out (S**t Not to Do)
Rating: PG-13, for language
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Steve, Danny (pre-slash)
Summary: So, as it turns out, Steve’s very good at obliviation. And making Danny’s life hell.
Warnings: None.
Word Count: 1.349
Disclaimer: All Hawaii Five-0 characters herein are the property of CBS. No copyright infringement is intended. All characters engaging in sexual activity are 16 years or older.
Author's Notes: This is an H50/Harry Potter fusion. Huge thanks to onlyonechoice for the beta, and both her and webbgirl for story ideas. Also, see some potion definitions at the end. I'm planning to do some more in this 'verse, so keep your eyes peeled.

Originally posted here for the first round of the h50_exchange.

He usually came over on Saturday afternoons when he didn’t have Grace. Plus, Steve’s car was in the drivewayCollapse )


Steve's shoulder
Lost and not quite found

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