February 9th, 2009

swingkids

Don't Think Twice, it's the Monday Pimp Post!

Children of Time Awards are open for voting.

Voting form and a few humble suggestions


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Pundit Kink Meme

Keith, Rachel, Anderson, Ana Marie, Jon, Stephen, et al.

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Because there actually is more to life (and fanfic) than smut (or so I'm told), there's a
Multi-fandom Gen Battle to join, as well.

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If you only join one community for the LULZ let it be badlubeday, where you will be exposed to the worst options used as sexual lubricant in fanfiction. Todays' entry: Whipped cream from strawberry shortcake. Used as 'prep' for inserting
said strawberries. Large ones.


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Fic pimping

Torchwood
Clinging To The Wreckage Until I Got The Message by paperclipbitch.

Awesome Owen/Ianto fic featuring the Ianto I would actually like if he were canon, and yet another reason to hate the hand-job scene.


Mission Of Mercy by 51stcenturyfox.

Great John Hart centric fic, with an OMC and lots of Jack haunting the scene. Has a very dark edge that explains a lot about both our boys.

Dr. Who
The Doctor Donna by secondsilk.

A different take on what happened to Donna in Journey's End. Beautiful, brilliant and gut-wrenching. 600 Words.

And for my newer friends, one from the Chelsea Drugstore vaults:

Don't Know When
Jack/Algy
The first Who-fic I ever wrote, which pretty much jumped into my head full-blown as soon as I saw The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances. Before there was anything to poison my unadulterated Jack!love. It's just a song-fic, but I really love it. Maybe the best thing I've ever written in the fandom. (Yeah, I know. Miss Humility.)

House MD
Shame by californiaquail
House/Wilson
Dark, dark, dark!
Because I can't carry the banner of H/W angst all by myself and californiaquail sees it (mostly) the way I do. If you're of the fluffy-schmoopy, non-ironic "Jimmy" tribe, you probably won't like this. I ate it up with a spoon.

Movie and Dinner/Brunch and Karaoke/TV-Babble

Coraline

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Fog City Diner

Over twenty years in San Francisco and I've never eaten there before, which is a shame because it was incredible. Noisy and we were a little close to the door on a cold night for my taste, but damn that was some amazing food. I had the hangar steak and it may be the best piece of meat (ahem) I've ever eaten.

I mean it was way more than we usually pay for in-city food, more like a vacation dinner, but worth every penny. OMG-the mashed potatoes.

Hubby had the pot-roast and was similarly effusive.

Deserts were ecstasy inducing as well. I had the bread pudding and hubby went for the Tortoise Sundae.

It was a pain in the ass getting there because we came out of the theater at about 6pm on the night of the Chinese New Year parade. Hubby's leg was hurting so we really needed a cab and there were none to be had and the crowd in the down-town area was night-marish. I told him we should abandon the whole idea and get on BART back to the Mission, but he was determined. We ended up walking a long way in the wrong direction, but did eventually get a cab back down to the restaurant.

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Sunday AM, I went out for about five miles run/walk/run in the fog and when I got back we went to brunch at Andalu which is less than a block from the apartment. We never go there for dinner because of the crowds, but it's a great brunch spot and not too much of a splurge.

Unfortunately the waiter was kind of a doofus. He looked like Jay from the Jay and Silent Bob movies, and gave me an itty-bitty teaspoon for a tea that was in a long, tall glass.

I had the veggie lovers omelet and the OMG!!! POLENTA FRIES! Hubby had the eggs-benedict with OMG!!! Cambiola cheese fondue. I'm so not kidding. If any of my Squeeeee Odyssey girls come to visit---that's where we're going for brunch.
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Karaoke was a zoo. Big, crazy party going on, with lots of loud, drunk, crazy people in various states of dress and undress.
I pulled out two crowd-pleasers, "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You," and "Born To Run" before running for my life with Sebastian giving me a ride home, since the rain had started coming down.


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Biden puppy

Song Lyric Prompt-a-Day 2009 Day 40

Prompts can be used for any fandom/pairing or even original fic, if you like. (Yes, any.) All I ask is that you credit me with providing the prompt and comment with a link to the story.




Prompt #40

I want to be your lover
But your friend is all I've stayed
I'm only halfway to paradise
So near, yet so far away.


Halfway To Paradise-Billy Fury
Written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin
From the album Halfway to Paradise
obama 11

Another reason to love President Obama

Tonight's press conference pre-empted House MD. Instead of a puke-inducing, blood pressure-raising House party, I've spent the last two hours with hllangel having an Obama/Rachel/Keith party.

Happy, Happy, Happy!

Even loving the non-Obama stuff. (A-Roid)


ETA-And now I've seen the TW Promo, edited to help me avoid nausea. Looks fine to me. :)