June 16th, 2009

Company Time

Time for a Desk of Doom rant.

It's the third Tuesday of the month, i.e. Conference Call Day. Oh joy. Oh rapture.

So, I'm on the conference call, not really paying attention to anything that's being said, and I notice my phone is ringing and ringing and ringing and it's the same extension, calling and hanging up, over and over.

My Spidey sense tells me it must be something important, so I put the conference call on hold and picked up the phone and it was Stupid Lady. This particular admin works my last good nerve on a regular basis by feigning absolute stupidity about everything and saying shit like, "Oh, you guys are so good to me. I don't know what I'd do without you. I don't understand any of this." In this cloying, little girl voice that makes my head explode. She's also an incredibly evil back-stabber who will point the finger at us if anything ends up going wrong.

Apparently she'd been calling for twenty minutes and sent Steve an email about needing a car service for a client in Milpitas, but when she didn't receive an answer AND no one picked up, she just kept calling, instead of either calling our After Hours service, or picking up the phone and calling a cab or a car service herself.

I made calls to three different limo companies and the best anyone could do was half an hour, but she'd insisted that I find a ride for them in ten minutes so they could make a noon meeting in San Jose. When I called back to advise that it wasn't going to happen, she said she had a cab company on the phone and we left it there.

I'm now completely paranoid that she's going to call the Travel Manager and try and get us in trouble for either not answering the phone sooner, Steve not answering her email, or what quite possibly might have been my less than obsequious tone when she was telling me the car HAD to be there in ten minues, AFTER SHE KEPT CALLING US FOR TWENTY FUCKING MINUTES AND NOT GETTING AN ANSWER!!!

Buy a clue, Stupid Lady.

OK, by a show of fingers...how many times would any of you guys have called BEFORE deciding that for one reason or another you weren't going to get an answer and you might wish to take other action to avoid a total disaster?
canon shmanon

Take my hand, take my PIMP POST too....

Community Pimpage:

As I mentioned yesterday: maddow_cox, a pundit-femslash community devoted to shipping Rachel Maddow and Ana Marie Cox. If you're a Rachel fan who finds the whole RPS thing a bit squicky, there's also maddow_kicks, which is a comm exclusively about the wonderfulness of Ms. Maddow.

Thanks to persiflage_1, I am now aware that there is a shipping community for the awesome pairing of Jack Harkness and Martha Jones. jackmartha. Not a whole lot of action, but some good fic posted, and this is definitely a pairing that deserves more love.

And a reminder that omni_fiction is still very much open for business. Any fandom, any pairing, any kinks you may have up your sleeve and no need to warn for the specifics. Old fic, new fic, recs are all welcome. The only ratings we use are Green/Yellow/Red. Think of it as fanfic for adults of all ages. Please consider joining as a reader, as well. We're looking for more members and lots of diversity in fandoms.

A personal pimp note for ppth_support, the House MD fic community devoted to the guest stars and supporting characters. We have a weekly drabble challenge and this weeks episode is "Failure to Communicate." If you've always wanted to write a story about what might have been going on between Fletcher and his editor, or a vignette about Stacy's mom, this is your chance.


Fic reading has been sparse lately, due to a major flurry of fic-writing, but I'm always eager to know about fics that will make me happy, and which I will therefore wish to pimp to the Teeming Millions. I think we all know what makes me happy.

The follow bits of awesomeness were written for my Comment Pr0n Meme, which is still open, by the way. GO! READ! GIVE LOVE!

The Wedding Present by donutsweeper
Jack Harkness/Robert Chase with some lovely BDSM. Mrrrrowwwww. real!Jack

Marlene In The Tardis by laurab1
Jack/Rose fluffiness. real!Jack

This snippet by beta_goddess
Jack/Gwen lust. real!Jack

Talking Dirty by filthgoblin
RPS-John Barrowman/David Tennant.
WOOF!!!! A few of my favorite kinks for these two, especially the ACCENTS!!!!

Some RPS from old_blueeyes, who wrote some delightful limo!smut featuring Robert Sean Leonard and Jesse Spencer. HOLY SHIT! Why has no one done this before?

Beautiful, dirty delicious Smut/Angst from House & Wilson written by little_missmimi

What Happens In Tijuana by vanillafluffy.
Heroes fic, and the title should give it away. Yeah it's exactly what you think it is...and it's FUCKING HOT, but if you have an incest squick, this ain't the link you should click.

Practice by crashgirl82
Peter/Elle-Fun with electricity (and other things) when Peter was in "custody."

Windows by 51stcenturyfox
Tosh/Rhys-Toshiko goes after Rhys to get back at Gwen and it TOTALLY ROCKS! (I love Bitch!Tosh more than you can imagine...now all we need is a fic with bitch!Tosh and real!Jack)

Lots of awesome real!Jack fic appearing in the Torchwood/Dr. Who porn battle, even in the threesomes, some of which actually treat the canon so-called relationship exactly as it should be. Discerning real!Jack lovers can pick their way to the good stuff pretty easily.

Here's one which really stood out, a threesome with Jack/John/Gwen. (YUMMY!!!)
You Don't Own Me. by ebineez01. (I'm still reading through the whole porn battle, so future pimpage may be forth-coming.)

Movie fic-Quills

Title: Le jeune Curé ou Foi douloureusement examinée by drunken_hedghog
Rating: NC-17
Fandom: Quills
Warnings: Non-con, Psychological and Physical Torture, Drug-use
Disclaimer: Quills should, by rights, be the property of the Marquis De Sade. But until he claims it, it belongs to Fox and Doug Wright. Not me.
Word Count: 3000~
Summary: Set before the events of Quills, the Marquis de Sade welcomes the new Abbé to Charenton.

This way to brilliant fic, but PLEASE READ THE WARNINGS!


The closer we get to the CA&C, the more real!Jack fic we need. Keep fighting and writing for the cause, people.
Naked 10 sees Jack

Song Lyric Prompt-a-Day 2009 Day 168

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 #168

I sing the body electric
I glory in the glow of rebirth
Creating my own tomorrow
When I shall embody the earth

I Sing The Body Electric-Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Music by Michael Gore, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
From the album Are A Drag