April 30th, 2009

guv luv sam gene

This is my first day of vacation

Basically I have nothing to do but stay in bed and type up the bits of the Novel I've been working on, as well as my entry for candesgirl's photo prompt fic fest. At about 3-ish, I'll go over to psycho-sis' board and care and visit with her before I go up to see hubby. (OK, I might do some dishes and clean out the bird cage.)

I'm also looking forward to watching the second episode of the new series of Ashes to Ashes.
Which raises this issue from yesterday's fandomsecrets:
To which I say a hearty....OH REALLY? Does it really make me a tin-hat slasher to say that based on 16 episodes of LoM and 9 episodes of A2A, it ain't ALEX that I think Gene loves? No I'm not saying Gene/Alex equals real!Jack/Ianto. I think he wants her and may care because he's that kind of guy, but LOVE??? Unless something very dramatic changed in the episode I haven't seen yet, I think we have a somewhat delusional secret-maker.

We are trying to figure out if it's possible or worthwhile to bring her tv set from the apartment. Looks like we'd have to invest in a 50.00 Comcast antenna, but that might be worth it.

The single worst thing I had to do yesterday turned out being going into her apartment. When she fell a few weeks (over a month?) ago and had to call 911, there was food out. And it's been out ever since. I'm sure you can imagine and trust me you don't want to. SOMEONE is going to have to go in there and deal with it and I have a bad feeling it's going to be me.

She wants to go home, i.e. back to the apartment, but we can't afford full-time care for her and she's had two falls leading to hospitalizations within two months. We're keeping the apartment for one more month along with the board and care, but at some point she either goes home or we give up the apartment.

The headphones worked out fabulously at the nursing facility. Hubby's roommate is far more reasonable and lucid than the ones he had last time around. We were able to enjoy the whole Obama-party (Press conference followed by Keith and Rachel) in peace. Yes, I know the President did some fancy footwork on the torture questions and the state secrets stuff, but on the whole, he was once again such a joy to watch. With apologies to the non-Obama-ites on my list...every day I wake up knowing he's the president is a better day than the eight years that went before.

ETA-We're going to pay the apartment rent for another month. Hubby is pretty pissed right now and says "She can go home and if she has another fall, she's on her own." But we both know that if it does happen, we (meaning I) will end up dealing with it.

Sky Rockets In Flight-Afternoon Pimp Post!

Quite a mixed bag this week and a very full one, since I've been compiling fics for a few weeks now. If any of these strike your fancy, please go, read, give love, and tell them K-Gal sent you.

Torchwood/Dr. Who

Lonesone For You by laurab1.
Lovely angsty Jack-drabble written to one of the Song Lyric Prompts.

Suspension by hllangel.
Real!Jack IN DA HOUSE! Our favorite go-to torture guy, pre-Series Torchwood. YUMMY!

Drift Factor by strangecreature
Capt. Jack/Capt. John-Very timey-wimey wibbly-wobbly, and totally awesome. I've become obsessed lately with fighting against TW hive-mind depictions of John as being pathetically dependent on Jack. (That describes someone, but it's not John) This fic is an excellent tonic to that dynamic.

Jack Harkness in North London, 1980's(ish) by apiphile.
In case you didn't KNOW you were waiting to read Torchwood/Young Ones crossover crack, trust me, you were. I found this after I read a joanne_c rec of it to someone who was looking for Young Ones fic. It's one of the funniest, most mind-blowing, bizarre and yet utterly true to both fandoms thing I've ever read. I'm so glad I found it. Jack going up against Mike is truly a sight to behold and you'll never believe which of the housemates Jack actually winds up shagging.


House MD
Two very different fics from topaz_eyes. God she's good. See me turning a rather florescent shade of green at my unseemly envy for her mad writing skillz.

Hooker fic with pegging. But mostly about the dark, brooding, gorgeous mass of pain that is Greg House as seen by an outsider.

On The Commission of Unnatural Offenses
A continuation of the Victorian AU House/Wilson series. This is where I really turned insanely jealous. How the hell does she do that? Completely in character for the era, with every word choice being spot on and yet still completely House and Wilson as they are now, both sexually and emotional, with their endless capacity to hurt each other.


Life On Mars

Silence by severinne.

OK, some warnings: DARK!DARK!DARK!DARK!DARK!

So if you're in a bad place...you may want to think twice. On the other hand, it's so brilliantly written and such beautiful angsty, bleak Sam & Gene plus dub-con, death and voyeurism, that it might be just the thing. I honestly don't know, I just know I love it. But remember how much I loathe all things schmoopy and fluffy, especially for Sam/Gene.

Life on Mars-Zombie fic by lozenger8.
Normally I don't read or rec WIPS, but this one has three chapters up and though the writer promises it will continue, I actually thought the end of the third chapter was the end, so as far as I'm concerned, you can read those three and not feel like you're left hanging although she does assure me the saga will continue. Maybe your comments will inspire her to go on.

Strangers In The Night
Night And Day
Call Me Irresponsible

Sinatra songs, Life On Mars, Zombies. What's not to like?


And a few of my own that you might have missed. I have read this Why Aren't People Commenting on My Post/Story/Whatever?, but I feel like two of my recent stories are under-performing, so here they are:

Movie Night Torchwood-Jack/Gwen-PWP, Kinky smut, Voyuerism, Exhibitionism. NC17. Not a hint of "bashing."

The Heartaches I Caused You House MD House/Wilson angst/smut. Post Ep for Simple Explanation. NC17.
Awesome Rachel

Drabble Meme-Special MMOM edition.

I know I said I wasn't going to do mmom this year, but I think I can do 31 drabbles and still keep up with my progress on the Novel.

So---I need prompts---Give me a fandom/character or pairing/and whatever prompt you want me to write a wank-fic about, including RPF/RPS.

ETA-Here's the prompt post from last year. I may go back and do some of the unfulfilled requests from here as well.
Run Wild

Song Lyric Prompt-a-Day 2009-Day 120

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 entry.

Prompt #120

The wheel of fortune
Goes spinning around
Will the arrow point my way?
Will this be my day?

Wheel of Fortune-Kay Starr
Written by Bennie Benjamin and George David Weiss