August 4th, 2009

Jack gwen

"Farewell, My Lovely" TW drabble-CoE specific Jack/Gwen

Title: Farewell, My Lovely
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Gwen
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 100
Notes: Written for samstjames, who stumped me in the Stump the Author meme, and requested Jack/Gwen, something dark. Takes place during the last scene of CoE-slightly spoilery. Thanks to savemoony for lookover and suggestions.

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anderson writer

Lots of Mint time.

I went to the Mint around 3-ish.

Hung out with Jim the bartender and a few other singers. Mostly I worked my way down the page with the "It's" songs.
It's Late
It's My Life
It's Nice To Go Travelin'
It's Not Unusual
It's Only Make Believe

I didn't sing "It's My Party" because I think it's a stupid song. Not a good message.

When it started getting a little crowded, I wowed them with the theme from Spiderman and got out.

I did 20 pages of beta, read some fanfic, worked on my novel. some shopping done, took out laundry. Hubby did the rest of the dishes. YAY HUBBY.

Came home and cooked dinner and we watched Keith and Rachel. YAY-Keith was back. Whoooooo-hooooo. He was ON FIRE. Special Comment about the members of Congress, Republican AND Democrats who are basically in the pocket of the insurance industry. He kicked ass and named names. God I love that man!

Rachel was looking awesome, as always, and had Ana Marie on, which is always time for the happy dance.

I think tomorrow is the day to get the motorcycle checked out so we can sell it, and I have my date for working out with Peggy. YUM YUM. (I can't wait until she tells me to get on my knees.)
Hil coat

I love Bill Clinton!

North Korea frees 2 jailed U.S. journalists

SEOUL, South Korea - His mission accomplished, former President Bill Clinton left Pyongyang early Wednesday accompanied by American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling after North Korean leader Kim Jong Il pardoned the women from their 12-year prison sentences.

Clinton and the two Californians were flying back to the U.S., his spokesman Matt McKenna said, less than 24 hours after the former U.S. leader landed in the North Korean capital on a private, humanitarian trip to secure their release.

Clinton has "safely left North Korea with Laura Ling and Euna Lee" and all three were en route to Los Angeles, where the journalists will be reunited with their families, he said.

The White House had no comment.

Their departure was a jubilant conclusion to a more than four-month ordeal for the women arrested near the North Korean-Chinese border in March and sentenced in June to 12 years of hard labor for illegal entry and engaging in "hostile acts."

Clinton's landmark trip to Pyongyang also resulted in rare talks with reclusive Kim Jong Il that state-run media described as "wide-ranging" and "exhaustive." The meeting was Kim's first with a prominent Western figure since reportedly suffering a stroke nearly a year ago.

North Korean media characterized the women's release as proof of "humanitarian and peace-loving policy." State media said Clinton apologized on behalf of the women and relayed President Barack Obama's gratitude. The report said the visit would "contribute to deepening the understanding" between North Korea and the United States.

Time of heightened tensions
While the White House emphasized the private nature of Clinton's trip, his landmark visit to Pyongyang to free the Americans was a coup that came at a time of heightened tensions over North Korea's nuclear program.

The meeting also appeared aimed at dispelling persistent questions about the health of the authoritarian North Korean leader, who was said to be suffering from chronic diabetes and heart disease before the reported stroke.

Kim smiled broadly for a photo standing next to a towering Clinton. He was markedly thinner than a year ago, with his graying hair cropped short. The once-pudgy 67-year-old, who for decades had a noticeable pot belly, wore a khaki jumpsuit and appeared frail and diminutive in a group shot seated next to a robust Clinton.

North Korea accused Ling, 32, and Lee, 36, both of former Vice President Al Gore's Current TV media venture, of sneaking into the country illegally.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Korea last month to grant them amnesty, saying they were remorseful and their families were anguished by their detention.

The journalists' release followed weeks of quiet negotiations between the State Department and the North Korean mission to the United Nations, said Daniel Sneider, associate director of research at Stanford University's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
smug owen

Song Lyric Prompt-a-Day 2009 Day 216

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 #216

The highway is my great wall
For my true love is a man
Who never existed at all
Oh he was a beautiful fiction
I invented to keep out the cold

Blue Caravan-Vienna Teng
Written by Vienna Teng
From the album Dreaming Through the Noise