visionshadows: (eddie izzard)
Okay, so I'm moving over to Dreamwidth to an extent. Mostly I need to know if you're on Dreamwidth so I can actually follow you folks. My livejournal friends page has been dead for the most part so I'm kind of making a general assumption that a lot of you are over here and not cross-posting or you just don't feel like posting. Like me!

So hopefully this will cross-post and I'll get used to using another journal. Now to find my communities or like communities.
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Update on the kitties I posted about the other day.

Izzy is actually a boy named Floyd. He lives at a house down the street and the same woman took in the cat we've been calling Snowy and has all 5 of her kittens. So both are taken care of and have a home! Though if anyone wants kittens, she's got five of them. *g* Thanks to everyone who posted about them and shared the post.
visionshadows: (just want to scream)


These are our two stray cats. We have been taking care of them for months now, but they cannot come inside because Bella hates other cats. We've been hoping that she would come around, but so far no luck.

So now this is urgent. We can no longer feed them because a raccoon is terrorizing the neighborhood and the visit from the police last night made it very clear that we couldn't leave food out for them anymore.

The big grey cat on the left is Izzy. She is of an unknown age, extremely friendly and cuddly, has her claws, and was probably a house cat at one point. She has way too many house cat tendencies to be a life-long stray. I would also bet that she's been spayed too. She is good with kids, dogs, and cats. She wants very much to come inside.

The little kitten on the right is Snowy. She is also of an unknown age, but she still looks like a kitten so I would put her under the age of 1. She has probably never been a house cat. She has shown no interest in coming inside, but she would probably be fine with it given the option. She has had a litter of kittens recently so I know she is not spayed. She is not automatically friendly like Izzy, but she warms up to you. She lets me pick her up, cuddle her, pet her, and she even asks for it now. She is tolerant of Milo, doesn't go near Jackson, and adores Izzy.

So please, if you or someone you know is interested in either of these cats (or both!) please let me know. I'll probably have to take them to a shelter on Tuesday since I can't supervise their feedings after that.

This is a public post so please share. I would love them to have homes without having to go to a shelter first! We are in located South Jersey near Philadelphia but I'm willing to drive a bit to get them to a home.
visionshadows: (dean cas apart)
Title: Heartlines
Author: [livejournal.com profile] visionshadows
Pairing: Dean/Castiel, Dean/Victor Henriksen (past)
Rating: PG-13 for language
Length: 12,985
Summary: “Dean Winchester,” the judge said and Dean looked back at him, standing up. “You are Sam’s legal guardian now. It falls on you to make sure he is safe. I don’t want to see either of you back in my courtroom until it is time to dissolve the guardianship when Sam turns eighteen.”

Authors Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] evil_knitter for the 2011 [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_xmas exchange. Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] fayemeadows, [livejournal.com profile] walkawayslowly, and [livejournal.com profile] libitina for last minute beta work.

I'm sorry this ended up being done at the last minute. I have a tendency to write slow and take on a lot in a short amount of time. I sort of took your high school AU request and merged it with matchmaker Sam, some mild angst, and ended up with a fic about Dean and Castiel that is all from Sam's POV.

Title comes from Florence and the Machines song by the same name.


Prologue Part One Part Two Part Three Epilogue

AO3
visionshadows: (Don't blink)
Okay, seriously. I hate to have to dredge all this shit up again since it's been left behind for YEARS at this point, but it has to be done.

Anna/[livejournal.com profile] loislane1182/[livejournal.com profile] barbarylane/[livejournal.com profile] maybethemoon/[livejournal.com profile] moony is back in action. She's in the Sherlock fandom and has a friend who, like so many others, sees her as a person in need and has reached out to fandom to ask for money to send to her.

Please go to [livejournal.com profile] fayemeadows journal to read all of the specifics about what happened when she took Faye and her mom for a ton of money as well as the fandom_wank entry on journalfen regarding her. Faye was not the first person and she was not the last that this happened to. She did not take me personally for much money - though I did pay for a lot of food, drinks, gas, clothes, etc for her while I was unemployed - but she has taken multiple people for thousands of dollars, including people prior to her entering fandom.

We're not dredging up the past to be mean. We're doing it so people don't get fleeced again by her. There are people who legit need help and I am all for helping those people. I have sent money myself for a number of people that I personally know to be trustworthy and in legit need. Anna might actually need real help this time, but she's cried wolf too many times to be trusted.

Please signal boost to either this post or Faye's. They both will be unlocked.

PLEASE READ A VERY DETAILED ACCOUNT OF ANNA'S PAST HERE
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Stuff for sale! Perfumes, bath bombs, etc! I need to get this stuff out of here before the baby is born. Please take it off my hands. If something seems too high, just try me on a price. I really am flexible. I just want this stuff to go!


US Shipping for perfumes = $5
US shipping for bombs, etc. = $8 (I take a hit on this since I use a flat rate box that's priced at $10.20)
No international at this time. Sorry.

Check out my current wares )
visionshadows: (actually i like crap)
Snagged this from the husband who snagged this from the Thinkgeek twitter feed. Matt Smith and Orbital at Glastonbury during Orbital's Dr. Who theme. Very cool! And geeky! And full of strobe lights! (you have been warned)


visionshadows: (Weaving)
I am not a writer these days so I cannot offer fic or even ficlets. I can, however, offer items from my lovely stash of wool and yarn. I am offering up two lots starting with a bid of $20 each. I will pay shipping on these lots and it consists of anything that can fit in a regular USPS poly envelope.

My thread is here.


ETA: I am also offering a medium priority flat rate box of various smelly goodies. It is here. This will include BPAL, Arcana, Villainess, CB I Hate Perfumes, Lush, etc.

ETA AGAIN: I am offering soup/stew/chili over here. This is a US only offering.

Please take a look through the various offering threads if you aren't interested in what I'm offering. There are three separate fic threads, an icons, graphics, etc thread, a fanart thread, and a thread for misc. items.
visionshadows: (milo bug)


Happy holidays! Love, Milo

visionshadows: (two thousand years between us)
Read this. Just go. Now.

Well, okay maybe not now unless you really have a ton of free time and feel the need to just wallow in a gorgeous 60000+ plus Jack/Ianto/Lisa with a side of Jack/Ianto/Lisa/Gwen/Rhys that is quite possibly the best thing I've read in ages.

I am so in love with this story. I want to draw hearts around it and clutch it to my chest and all kinds of other smooshy, girly things. It's not sad, it's not heart-breaking. Everyone lives, everyone is happy. I'm not saying it won't make you cry because hell, I'm still welling up a little over here. But crying can be good, y'know?


We Held Gold Dust In Our Hands by [livejournal.com profile] amand_r
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I'm really kind of tired and my face hurts. I don't want to write my paper for this week. I'm feeling vaguely burnt out from school and the absolutely horrible week at work I just had. Instead I want to watch football, drink wine, and write ficlets.

That's where my friendslist comes in. Please, please just drop me a line, a picture, an idea, anything. I'll write something short, maybe just a paragraph or two in Torchwood, Torchwood RPS (incl. John/Scott), Doctor Who, J2, Fringe, Venture Brothers, or Futurama.

Please? I really want to write something to get going so I can actually work on the J2 fic I promised Chrissy.


ETA: Stuff in comments! 3 so far. Keep 'em coming!
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In which I insert a cut...

BPAL et al sales )
visionshadows: (naked time!)
Halp!

I'm in need of images of Ray Kowalski's apartment! I know they're out there but I'm hoping someone has them handy. I'm at work so I can't go searching for them.

[looks hopeful]

Pleeeeease?
visionshadows: (two thousand years between us)
MJ Roundup!

We ([livejournal.com profile] dayse, [livejournal.com profile] fayemeadows, and [livejournal.com profile] libitina) headed out Thursday morning after a full breakfast of eggs, bacon, fruit, bagels, lox, coffee, and tea. Nice way to head out for a long drive actually. We took that example and used it on Sunday too. The drive went very quick which was surprising. There was the Coffee Incident where I spilled an extra large Tim Hortons (Timmmmmmmies!) in the backseat as soon as we left the parking lot. Chrissy took us back through the drive thru where the guy was nice enough to give me a free one even as he blatantly made fun of me. Which I'm cool with because hey, new coffee (which incidentally [livejournal.com profile] libitina wouldn't let me hold until we were back on the highway) plus my car smells like coffee! But I digress. Quick drive where we made Chrissy listen to Voodoo. I cracked Libitina up with that because hey, you gotta emote when singing Voodoo!

Checked in quickly and cheered at our free fridge! Thank you medication. Beer is medication, right? We loaded up the food in the fridge, unpacked, laid about for a bit, and then headed down to the Theater Cafe to register. There was much hugging of the Giddy as well as others. I spent $9 on a Bookers on the rocks from the frazzled bartender who settled down later in the evening. Then after eating, I spent the evening talking to [livejournal.com profile] abelladonna, [livejournal.com profile] kimberlyfdr, [livejournal.com profile] j_s_calavante, and [livejournal.com profile] mickeymvt among others. Headed into bed very late at night but luckily everyone was still awake as we played with the sleep number beds. And then sleep.

The day started with Doctor Who and lots of coffee. I wanted to go to the McShep panel because they will always be in my heart but the Doctor Who panel was the only one that [livejournal.com profile] bethbethbeth was running and after her HP panel at the last MJ, I knew I wanted to go to that one. Also we got to discuss Doctor Who and it was smart and fun and people other than me love Seven! Then it was a break where [livejournal.com profile] dayse and I went to forage for food before the RPF panel. We did the same after that too before the genderfuck panel. During the language of fandom panel I started to get hugely nervous because the Jack/Ianto panel I was running with [livejournal.com profile] libitina was next. That went really well in my opinion. People seemed to enjoy it, there was conversation about how it is doomed, but we really wish them well. Plus there was a vid break for 'Papa Don't Preach' by [livejournal.com profile] fan_eunice which is hilarious MPREG where Jack is havin' his baby. *g*

Saturday's panels were afternoon only because of Friday night (which I will go back to) - the AU panel because HELLO my favourite thing ever! Then a break where I checked on [livejournal.com profile] dayse and got her out of the room long enough for the maid to clean. We watched the raffle which was fun before she went back to the room and I went to the Psych panel where I was co-modding with [livejournal.com profile] giddygeek. Again I think it went really well where people were enthused about the show and we discussed why people aren't as fannish about it as other shows when it has an easy slash setup (Gus' fear of naked men aside) and fun banter. Good stuff.

Honestly I don't remember much about the panels except almost all meta panels ended up about bandom. Which is fine because there was a ton of bandom people, but I have to admit there were moments where I felt media fandom wasn't getting as represented. This is my own opinion and I'm not bashing anyone's fandom here at all. It was just a little sad that everything meta dissolved into bandom. :/

But lets go back to Friday night.

Dinner at the lovely little Indian place where I had delish mater paneer. And then we started drinking while we got ready for the vid show and dance party. Buttershots are excellent. And even more excellent with Jameson as [livejournal.com profile] libitina discovered when we were pre-dinner drinking in [livejournal.com profile] treewishes room. [livejournal.com profile] cmshaw and [livejournal.com profile] lightgetsin joined the room and [livejournal.com profile] dayse forced buttershots on them as well. She was all for the buttershots.

But they can turn on you. Keep that in mind for later.

So we drank about half the bottle before we realized it was dinnertime. Headed to the Indian place, had dinner, came back and drank a little more before we got ready for the party. The table I was at for the vid show had lots of lovely bandom girls including [livejournal.com profile] katrin, [livejournal.com profile] shihadchik, [livejournal.com profile] fayemeadows and others. Kat had started drinking early like [livejournal.com profile] dayse and I had so we were the drunk goobers at the table.

Vid show was FANTASTIC. I loved all the vids even for fandoms I wasn't a part of or knew nothing about. Skullcrusher Island was so fun and I've never watched Lost. But dude, No Handlebars for Ten? PERFECT pairing. You must watch! And the inclusion of Care Bears in the Yuletide panel was full of laughing for [livejournal.com profile] dayse, [livejournal.com profile] fayemeadows, and myself (aside [livejournal.com profile] earthdotprime read the Care Bear fic outloud at my bachelorette party).

There was some drinking in the room with [livejournal.com profile] mickeymvt between vid show and dance party. Yay vodka, beer, and buttershots? Honestly this is when I start losing my memory of the evening. I know there was dancing, huuuuge vodka and cranberry drinks, chatting with [livejournal.com profile] misspamela, and um, stuff. I don't really remember getting back to the room but apparently we ended up having enough people there because someone (*cough*Dayse*cough*) invited people back in drunken happiness. During the room party, I remember people kissing and then spending a lot of time in the bathroom with [livejournal.com profile] c_regalis and [livejournal.com profile] mickeymvt while I threw up. It was kind of a blur after that, but apparently there was sexing on our floor and then someone threw up and then I was in bed in my pjs as was [livejournal.com profile] dayse (thank you, C and Mickey!) who passed out. I ended up in the little alcove by the ice machine and drunk dialing my mother who thankfully was awake. Um, like an hour later I got to sleep.

Somewhere in there I think I lost my nose ring down the toilet. Woe.

There was no drinking for me on Saturday when we went to Jacques. But it wasn't necessary. Others have gone into great detail about Jacques and how fantastic it was to be in that room with all these fangirls and drag queens. Destiny played with my boobs and stuck her hand into the deep vee of the top while I stuck money in her bottoms. How could you not love that? Plus I got to laugh and lean up against [livejournal.com profile] abelladonna all night. She got a lot of drag queen attention as did many others in our crowd. Plus the drag queens were very, very well compensated by our crowd. Then [livejournal.com profile] mickeymvt and I went back to our room where she drank while [livejournal.com profile] dayse, her, and I watched a lot of Food Network Challenge. We know how to party it up on Saturday night!

Sunday was breakfast at the Theater Cafe and saying goodbye to fangirls. I'm always sad when I say goodbye, but really, I know I'll see so many of them in 2011. MJ is just so much fun. It's really just a happy weekend where yes, you can get thinky, but mostly you get to hang around with so many people like you who will squee and hug and *get* you. It's just wonderful.

When I went in 2007 I didn't know anyone except [livejournal.com profile] raveninthewind (who I missed a lot btw) and [livejournal.com profile] libitina. I walked away from that con with new friends and a lot of silly hope for the next one. Which lived up and then some.

And in conclusion,

I want to MARRY the shower and soaking tubs at the Radisson!

Oh, and Jack and Ianto are in love!

And
visionshadows: (two thousand years between us)
MJ Roundup!

We ([livejournal.com profile] dayse, [livejournal.com profile] fayemeadows, and [livejournal.com profile] libitina) headed out Thursday morning after a full breakfast of eggs, bacon, fruit, bagels, lox, coffee, and tea. Nice way to head out for a long drive actually. We took that example and used it on Sunday too. The drive went very quick which was surprising. There was the Coffee Incident where I spilled an extra large Tim Hortons (Timmmmmmmies!) in the backseat as soon as we left the parking lot. Chrissy took us back through the drive thru where the guy was nice enough to give me a free one even as he blatantly made fun of me. Which I'm cool with because hey, new coffee (which incidentally [livejournal.com profile] libitina wouldn't let me hold until we were back on the highway) plus my car smells like coffee! But I digress. Quick drive where we made Chrissy listen to Voodoo. I cracked Libitina up with that because hey, you gotta emote when singing Voodoo!

Checked in quickly and cheered at our free fridge! Thank you medication. Beer is medication, right? We loaded up the food in the fridge, unpacked, laid about for a bit, and then headed down to the Theater Cafe to register. There was much hugging of the Giddy as well as others. I spent $9 on a Bookers on the rocks from the frazzled bartender who settled down later in the evening. Then after eating, I spent the evening talking to [livejournal.com profile] abelladonna, [livejournal.com profile] kimberlyfdr, [livejournal.com profile] j_s_calavante, and [livejournal.com profile] mickeymvt among others. Headed into bed very late at night but luckily everyone was still awake as we played with the sleep number beds. And then sleep.

The day started with Doctor Who and lots of coffee. I wanted to go to the McShep panel because they will always be in my heart but the Doctor Who panel was the only one that [livejournal.com profile] bethbethbeth was running and after her HP panel at the last MJ, I knew I wanted to go to that one. Also we got to discuss Doctor Who and it was smart and fun and people other than me love Seven! Then it was a break where [livejournal.com profile] dayse and I went to forage for food before the RPF panel. We did the same after that too before the genderfuck panel. During the language of fandom panel I started to get hugely nervous because the Jack/Ianto panel I was running with [livejournal.com profile] libitina was next. That went really well in my opinion. People seemed to enjoy it, there was conversation about how it is doomed, but we really wish them well. Plus there was a vid break for 'Papa Don't Preach' by [livejournal.com profile] fan_eunice which is hilarious MPREG where Jack is havin' his baby. *g*

Saturday's panels were afternoon only because of Friday night (which I will go back to) - the AU panel because HELLO my favourite thing ever! Then a break where I checked on [livejournal.com profile] dayse and got her out of the room long enough for the maid to clean. We watched the raffle which was fun before she went back to the room and I went to the Psych panel where I was co-modding with [livejournal.com profile] giddygeek. Again I think it went really well where people were enthused about the show and we discussed why people aren't as fannish about it as other shows when it has an easy slash setup (Gus' fear of naked men aside) and fun banter. Good stuff.

Honestly I don't remember much about the panels except almost all meta panels ended up about bandom. Which is fine because there was a ton of bandom people, but I have to admit there were moments where I felt media fandom wasn't getting as represented. This is my own opinion and I'm not bashing anyone's fandom here at all. It was just a little sad that everything meta dissolved into bandom. :/

But lets go back to Friday night.

Dinner at the lovely little Indian place where I had delish mater paneer. And then we started drinking while we got ready for the vid show and dance party. Buttershots are excellent. And even more excellent with Jameson as [livejournal.com profile] libitina discovered when we were pre-dinner drinking in [livejournal.com profile] treewishes room. [livejournal.com profile] cmshaw and [livejournal.com profile] lightgetsin joined the room and [livejournal.com profile] dayse forced buttershots on them as well. She was all for the buttershots.

But they can turn on you. Keep that in mind for later.

So we drank about half the bottle before we realized it was dinnertime. Headed to the Indian place, had dinner, came back and drank a little more before we got ready for the party. The table I was at for the vid show had lots of lovely bandom girls including [livejournal.com profile] katrin, [livejournal.com profile] shihadchik, [livejournal.com profile] fayemeadows and others. Kat had started drinking early like [livejournal.com profile] dayse and I had so we were the drunk goobers at the table.

Vid show was FANTASTIC. I loved all the vids even for fandoms I wasn't a part of or knew nothing about. Skullcrusher Island was so fun and I've never watched Lost. But dude, No Handlebars for Ten? PERFECT pairing. You must watch! And the inclusion of Care Bears in the Yuletide panel was full of laughing for [livejournal.com profile] dayse, [livejournal.com profile] fayemeadows, and myself (aside [livejournal.com profile] earthdotprime read the Care Bear fic outloud at my bachelorette party).

There was some drinking in the room with [livejournal.com profile] mickeymvt between vid show and dance party. Yay vodka, beer, and buttershots? Honestly this is when I start losing my memory of the evening. I know there was dancing, huuuuge vodka and cranberry drinks, chatting with [livejournal.com profile] misspamela, and um, stuff. I don't really remember getting back to the room but apparently we ended up having enough people there because someone (*cough*Dayse*cough*) invited people back in drunken happiness. During the room party, I remember people kissing and then spending a lot of time in the bathroom with [livejournal.com profile] c_regalis and [livejournal.com profile] mickeymvt while I threw up. It was kind of a blur after that, but apparently there was sexing on our floor and then someone threw up and then I was in bed in my pjs as was [livejournal.com profile] dayse (thank you, C and Mickey!) who passed out. I ended up in the little alcove by the ice machine and drunk dialing my mother who thankfully was awake. Um, like an hour later I got to sleep.

Somewhere in there I think I lost my nose ring down the toilet. Woe.

There was no drinking for me on Saturday when we went to Jacques. But it wasn't necessary. Others have gone into great detail about Jacques and how fantastic it was to be in that room with all these fangirls and drag queens. Destiny played with my boobs and stuck her hand into the deep vee of the top while I stuck money in her bottoms. How could you not love that? Plus I got to laugh and lean up against [livejournal.com profile] abelladonna all night. She got a lot of drag queen attention as did many others in our crowd. Plus the drag queens were very, very well compensated by our crowd. Then [livejournal.com profile] mickeymvt and I went back to our room where she drank while [livejournal.com profile] dayse, her, and I watched a lot of Food Network Challenge. We know how to party it up on Saturday night!

Sunday was breakfast at the Theater Cafe and saying goodbye to fangirls. I'm always sad when I say goodbye, but really, I know I'll see so many of them in 2011. MJ is just so much fun. It's really just a happy weekend where yes, you can get thinky, but mostly you get to hang around with so many people like you who will squee and hug and *get* you. It's just wonderful.

When I went in 2007 I didn't know anyone except [livejournal.com profile] raveninthewind (who I missed a lot btw) and [livejournal.com profile] libitina. I walked away from that con with new friends and a lot of silly hope for the next one. Which lived up and then some.

And in conclusion,

I want to MARRY the shower and soaking tubs at the Radisson!

Oh, and Jack and Ianto are in love!

And
visionshadows: (John and Scott)
Gee Amazon, I guess you didn't like my business.

Amazon Rank

amazon rank
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): amazon ranked

1. To censor and exclude on the basis of adult content in literature (except for Playboy, Penthouse, dogfighting and graphic novels depicting incest orgies).
2. To make changes based on inconsistent applications of standards, logic and common sense.

Etymology: from 12 April 2009 removal of sales rank figures from books on Amazon.com containing sexual, erotic, romantic, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or queer content, rendering them impossible to find through basic search functions at the top of Amazon.com's website. Titles stripped of their sales rankings include "Bastard Out of Carolina," "Lady Chatterly's Lover," prominent romance novels, GLBTQ fiction novels, YA books, and narratives about gay people.

Example of usage: "I tried to do a report on Lady Chatterly's Lover for English Lit, but my teacher amazon ranked me and I got an F on grounds that it was obscene."

Alternate usage: "My girlfriend wanted to preserve her virginity, and I was happy to respect that, then she amazon ranked and decided anal sex was okay."


Google bomb away!
visionshadows: (John and Scott)
Gee Amazon, I guess you didn't like my business.

Amazon Rank

amazon rank
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): amazon ranked

1. To censor and exclude on the basis of adult content in literature (except for Playboy, Penthouse, dogfighting and graphic novels depicting incest orgies).
2. To make changes based on inconsistent applications of standards, logic and common sense.

Etymology: from 12 April 2009 removal of sales rank figures from books on Amazon.com containing sexual, erotic, romantic, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or queer content, rendering them impossible to find through basic search functions at the top of Amazon.com's website. Titles stripped of their sales rankings include "Bastard Out of Carolina," "Lady Chatterly's Lover," prominent romance novels, GLBTQ fiction novels, YA books, and narratives about gay people.

Example of usage: "I tried to do a report on Lady Chatterly's Lover for English Lit, but my teacher amazon ranked me and I got an F on grounds that it was obscene."

Alternate usage: "My girlfriend wanted to preserve her virginity, and I was happy to respect that, then she amazon ranked and decided anal sex was okay."


Google bomb away!
visionshadows: (fight for your parents love)
So my wild plans for today have so far been completed as follows:

Wild plan the first: Sleep as late as possible bladder and kitty permitting. complete - 1:47pm. kitty decided it was time for me to wake up for good
Wild plan the second: Read LJ front to back. Or at least my friends page, ONTD, and any fics that popped up. complete
Wild plan the third: Browse etsy. in progress. Four windows open to look through
Wild plan the fourth: Make Yemenite soup with the brisket I have plus chicken and marrow bones. not done. need to shower first
Wild plan the fifth: Shower not done
Wild plan the sixth: Read latest issue of The Economist. not done
Wild plan the seventh: Roleplay with [livejournal.com profile] dayse not done. this is a late night activity
Wild plan the eighth: Write up MJ post. not done
Wild plan the ninth: Write or give up on big bang fic. leaning towards giving up
Wild plan the tenth: More sleep. this will be done later

I do have one other thing I want to do and that is snippets/ficlets so the brain is working a bit. Anyone interested in supplying prompts? Or asking for fic? Or anything?

[taps microphone]

Anyone out there?
visionshadows: (fight for your parents love)
So my wild plans for today have so far been completed as follows:

Wild plan the first: Sleep as late as possible bladder and kitty permitting. complete - 1:47pm. kitty decided it was time for me to wake up for good
Wild plan the second: Read LJ front to back. Or at least my friends page, ONTD, and any fics that popped up. complete
Wild plan the third: Browse etsy. in progress. Four windows open to look through
Wild plan the fourth: Make Yemenite soup with the brisket I have plus chicken and marrow bones. not done. need to shower first
Wild plan the fifth: Shower not done
Wild plan the sixth: Read latest issue of The Economist. not done
Wild plan the seventh: Roleplay with [livejournal.com profile] dayse not done. this is a late night activity
Wild plan the eighth: Write up MJ post. not done
Wild plan the ninth: Write or give up on big bang fic. leaning towards giving up
Wild plan the tenth: More sleep. this will be done later

I do have one other thing I want to do and that is snippets/ficlets so the brain is working a bit. Anyone interested in supplying prompts? Or asking for fic? Or anything?

[taps microphone]

Anyone out there?
visionshadows: (i reach for you but you never see)
Question for Torchwood fans especially anyone who has read the books -

Was there a book or a well-known fanfic based around the idea that someone or something is killing aliens in Cardiff?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Please?
visionshadows: (i reach for you but you never see)
Question for Torchwood fans especially anyone who has read the books -

Was there a book or a well-known fanfic based around the idea that someone or something is killing aliens in Cardiff?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Please?
visionshadows: (can't save you from this)
i'm so incredibly, painfully exhausted right now. i even made myself go to sleep at my normal time in an attempt to ward off the ills of daylight savings time. nooo. instead i want to collapse and start snoring and drooling on my desk. boo.

i also want to fic. badly. i'm thinking of doing another thing like the november challenge. i know i didn't finish all of them, but at least i tried. ideally, i'd like it if ten people answered this with an image. i can't promise which fandoms or time period for finishing or anything like that, but i'd like it if i was poked. especially since i have a big bang fic to write.
visionshadows: (can't save you from this)
i'm so incredibly, painfully exhausted right now. i even made myself go to sleep at my normal time in an attempt to ward off the ills of daylight savings time. nooo. instead i want to collapse and start snoring and drooling on my desk. boo.

i also want to fic. badly. i'm thinking of doing another thing like the november challenge. i know i didn't finish all of them, but at least i tried. ideally, i'd like it if ten people answered this with an image. i can't promise which fandoms or time period for finishing or anything like that, but i'd like it if i was poked. especially since i have a big bang fic to write.
visionshadows: (Fraser hearts Dief)
Apparently we're supposed to get some sort of Nor'easter tonight. I've been so engrossed in schoolwork the last few days I never even looked at the weather. I'd love a day off work. Yes, I know I was off Friday but another day would be awesome. Besides I have another chapter to read in my big book 'o international relations. This is on international economy which is going to make my brain hurt as in my undergrad I did everything I could not to take economics. Whee? Let us not discuss the fact I'm going to have to take an entire course on international economy probably in August or September.

I'm starting to hear the Project Runway theme in my sleep. I'm growing to hate the sound of the theme song. But I am SO not tired of the show. I'm about 3/4 of the way through the second season. It's down to Santino, Nick, Andre, Daniel V, Kara, and Chloe. It's the flower challenge. I really heart this show so much.

Billy came over to pick up his little dollhouse this morning with Mom. He came into the bedroom and hunkered down next to me to look at Bella under the bed. He's still really quiet and a little cranky. He's still sick and sadly he's still being transferrred all over the place. Sweet kid though.

Oh, speaking of the cat, she's been doing a lot more investigating work at night. I only know this because I was up the other day and she decided to climb over some shipping boxes to see the monkey in the corner. And of course she ended up on the countertop and behind the dish rack Friday. Which was funny too. A little confusing because we heard things clinking and couldn't figure out where it was coming from.

Mmm...hot chocolate and Aleve cold and sinus.

PS: I want something to reeeeead! Fic me! Torchwood, SGA AUs, dS AUs, J2 RPS, um. AUs in anything if you can provide me a picture. I want fic!
visionshadows: (Fraser hearts Dief)
Apparently we're supposed to get some sort of Nor'easter tonight. I've been so engrossed in schoolwork the last few days I never even looked at the weather. I'd love a day off work. Yes, I know I was off Friday but another day would be awesome. Besides I have another chapter to read in my big book 'o international relations. This is on international economy which is going to make my brain hurt as in my undergrad I did everything I could not to take economics. Whee? Let us not discuss the fact I'm going to have to take an entire course on international economy probably in August or September.

I'm starting to hear the Project Runway theme in my sleep. I'm growing to hate the sound of the theme song. But I am SO not tired of the show. I'm about 3/4 of the way through the second season. It's down to Santino, Nick, Andre, Daniel V, Kara, and Chloe. It's the flower challenge. I really heart this show so much.

Billy came over to pick up his little dollhouse this morning with Mom. He came into the bedroom and hunkered down next to me to look at Bella under the bed. He's still really quiet and a little cranky. He's still sick and sadly he's still being transferrred all over the place. Sweet kid though.

Oh, speaking of the cat, she's been doing a lot more investigating work at night. I only know this because I was up the other day and she decided to climb over some shipping boxes to see the monkey in the corner. And of course she ended up on the countertop and behind the dish rack Friday. Which was funny too. A little confusing because we heard things clinking and couldn't figure out where it was coming from.

Mmm...hot chocolate and Aleve cold and sinus.

PS: I want something to reeeeead! Fic me! Torchwood, SGA AUs, dS AUs, J2 RPS, um. AUs in anything if you can provide me a picture. I want fic!
visionshadows: (sometimes forgetting is easier)
A quiet love meme.

One little compliment can make you feel amazing. So give me a compliment, anything in the entire world, even that my shoelaces are pretty. Put this in your journal. And once you get some comments, put that entry in a memory or tag and when you are feeling down, just go to that entry and this will remind you how great you are.

Comments are going to be screened so none of you will know if I'm the über-popular kind who gets over 100 comments on this or a total loser who doesn't get any.


I would love if folks would do this. I still read the last one that I did of these when I need a little pick-me-up.
visionshadows: (sometimes forgetting is easier)
A quiet love meme.

One little compliment can make you feel amazing. So give me a compliment, anything in the entire world, even that my shoelaces are pretty. Put this in your journal. And once you get some comments, put that entry in a memory or tag and when you are feeling down, just go to that entry and this will remind you how great you are.

Comments are going to be screened so none of you will know if I'm the über-popular kind who gets over 100 comments on this or a total loser who doesn't get any.


I would love if folks would do this. I still read the last one that I did of these when I need a little pick-me-up.
visionshadows: (homer - whee!)
I love that you guys celebrate my birthday as More Joy Day. ;)

Have a joyful day!

Me, I'm going to spend the day thinking porny thoughts and then going to dinner with Mike and Helene since Mike and I have the same birthday. Mmm...Kanella.
visionshadows: (homer - whee!)
I love that you guys celebrate my birthday as More Joy Day. ;)

Have a joyful day!

Me, I'm going to spend the day thinking porny thoughts and then going to dinner with Mike and Helene since Mike and I have the same birthday. Mmm...Kanella.
visionshadows: (david tennant)
Prompt: "Being able to remain on that dizzying crest: that is integrity, and the rest is subterfuge." -Albert Camus



Susan trails her hand over the console of The TARDIS, the soft pulse of content making her smile softly. Barbara and Ian are asleep and Grandfather is in the library reading some stuffy old book.

She wants to go somewhere, wants to get out of the Vortex and land. Adventure was why she convinced her grandfather to show her how to fly a TARDIS, leading them down a path that made them enemies of Gallifrey. It doesn't matter to her anyway, not anymore. And Grandmother died a few years back, leaving Grandfather alone. Her parents had charged him with her safety, but they hadn't realized how alone Grandfather truly was and how easily Susan could get her way with him.

Susan knows that sometimes she uses that to her advantage too often, but she hasn't seen Grandfather this happy in a long time. Barbara and Ian could be wet blankets, but they usually fell into line quick enough.

"Child," Grandfather says from the doorway, his glasses perch on the tip of his nose as he looks at her over the rims. "Let her rest. She needs to spend time in the Vortex even if you don't want to."

"I want to go somewhere new," Susan says, leaning against the rail. "I want see everything."

"You already can," Grandfather says as he makes his way over to her, pressing gentle fingers against the side of her head.

She forgets that she can see all of Time and Space in her mind if she concentrates hard enough. She didn't go to the Academy and Grandfather isn't the best teacher. But his cool, dry fingers against the side of her head make Time and Space spread out in front of and behind her.

Susan's eyes shut softly. "I want to fix so much."

"We cannot fix what is meant to be."

"But what if we were *meant* to fix it." Her eyes open again and she looks into the watery blue eyes that only look back with affection. "How can we leave it?"

"If we are meant to fix it, we will fix it." Grandfather lets his fingers drop. "We cannot meddle in the matters of lesser races."

Susan snorts at that. "We're Time Lords! That's what we're around for. We protect Time."

"Time Lords do, yes. Child," Grandfather's voice is heavy. "We are not like them. All we can do is attempt to not create our own paradoxes while we try to stay one step ahead of them."

Susan is quiet for a long moment before she leans against her grandfather. His arms go around her, keeping her close. "I want to be better than that."

Grandfather kisses the top of her head softly. "So do I."
visionshadows: (david tennant)
Prompt: "Being able to remain on that dizzying crest: that is integrity, and the rest is subterfuge." -Albert Camus



Susan trails her hand over the console of The TARDIS, the soft pulse of content making her smile softly. Barbara and Ian are asleep and Grandfather is in the library reading some stuffy old book.

She wants to go somewhere, wants to get out of the Vortex and land. Adventure was why she convinced her grandfather to show her how to fly a TARDIS, leading them down a path that made them enemies of Gallifrey. It doesn't matter to her anyway, not anymore. And Grandmother died a few years back, leaving Grandfather alone. Her parents had charged him with her safety, but they hadn't realized how alone Grandfather truly was and how easily Susan could get her way with him.

Susan knows that sometimes she uses that to her advantage too often, but she hasn't seen Grandfather this happy in a long time. Barbara and Ian could be wet blankets, but they usually fell into line quick enough.

"Child," Grandfather says from the doorway, his glasses perch on the tip of his nose as he looks at her over the rims. "Let her rest. She needs to spend time in the Vortex even if you don't want to."

"I want to go somewhere new," Susan says, leaning against the rail. "I want see everything."

"You already can," Grandfather says as he makes his way over to her, pressing gentle fingers against the side of her head.

She forgets that she can see all of Time and Space in her mind if she concentrates hard enough. She didn't go to the Academy and Grandfather isn't the best teacher. But his cool, dry fingers against the side of her head make Time and Space spread out in front of and behind her.

Susan's eyes shut softly. "I want to fix so much."

"We cannot fix what is meant to be."

"But what if we were *meant* to fix it." Her eyes open again and she looks into the watery blue eyes that only look back with affection. "How can we leave it?"

"If we are meant to fix it, we will fix it." Grandfather lets his fingers drop. "We cannot meddle in the matters of lesser races."

Susan snorts at that. "We're Time Lords! That's what we're around for. We protect Time."

"Time Lords do, yes. Child," Grandfather's voice is heavy. "We are not like them. All we can do is attempt to not create our own paradoxes while we try to stay one step ahead of them."

Susan is quiet for a long moment before she leans against her grandfather. His arms go around her, keeping her close. "I want to be better than that."

Grandfather kisses the top of her head softly. "So do I."
visionshadows: (two thousand years between us)



It was over a week before Ianto realized something was seriously wrong with Jack. In his defence, they were running all over Cardiff trying to capture Weevils and help clean up the city. Ianto barely had time to make coffee much less notice that Jack didn’t seem to know what coffee was anymore.

And that was what finally did it – a slow moment where Ianto leaned against Jack’s desk and sipped his own coffee, watching Jack stare at the mug quizzically. The tentative sip made Ianto inhale sharply. The wrinkled nose made him exhale slowly.

Jack gave him a smile, all teeth and no feeling behind it, and set the mug on the desk. His eyes flickered to Ianto’s mouth and the frown there.

“Something wrong?”

Ianto shrugged and put his mug down. “Do they have coffee in the 51st century?”

Jack startled at that and he quickly picked the mug up again, taking a large swallow and just barely holding back a grimace. “No. By then it’s more of a tea-like substance.”

“You didn’t do anything wrong,” Ianto said quietly as he reached for Jack’s mug, taking it out of his hand. “I’ll make this more palatable.”

“Sweeter maybe?” Jack murmured, shuffling papers on his desk.

Ianto nodded, taking Jack’s coffee with him and heading back to the machine. Gwen looked over at him, her hair twisted behind her head with a pen and a phone against her ear.

“Alright?”

Ianto wanted to say no, wanted to ask what she had noticed Jack struggling over the last week, but he couldn’t. Jack obviously hadn’t wanted them to know that he had forgotten some stuff.

“Already finished his,” Ianto said, making sure she couldn’t see the coffee in the mug. “Need a refill?”

“Still got plenty, love.” Gwen flashed him a weary smile before straightening up and starting to talk to whomever had finally picked up on the other end.

Ianto set the mug on the table, looking at the black coffee like it was a foreign substance. In all the time he’d been working for Jack, he’d never had to remake a cup of coffee for him. ‘Sweeter’ wasn’t much to go on, but tea-like was even more vague. Lots of drinks were tea-like, including the coffee Gwen made.

With a sigh, Ianto dumped the mug and started again, adding half the amount of beans and tamping them lightly. He spooned a little sugar into the mug, thinking maybe he should try the way he served coffee to Tosh.

The spoon clattered against the tabletop loudly and with shaking hands, Ianto picked it up, hoping Gwen was still engrossed in her phone call and Jack was too busy trying to figure out what he did wrong to make Ianto walk away. Tears burned in his eyes as he set about making coffee the way Tosh had liked it, hoping Jack would enjoy it as well.

“Ianto?”

Ianto wiped his hand over his eyes before turning to Jack with a slight smile. “Yes, sir?”

Jack brought his hands to Ianto’s face, thumbs carefully brushing away tears. He leaned in, pressing his lips to Ianto’s gently. Ianto let out a muffled sob against his mouth before wrapping his arms around Jack and holding him tightly.

“We call it kafra,” Jack whispered against his lips. “It’s a leaf with a rich, fragrant scent that’s ground and then steeped like tea. But it has the fullness of your coffee. The feel of your coffee is so similar to kafra and I remember it, but I don’t remember if I like coffee even though I know I love kafra.”

“Do you remember me? Gwen?” Ianto pulled away, his mouth pressed against Jack’s neck. “Owen and Tosh?”

Jack pressed his lips to the top of Ianto’s head. “Yes.”

“How well?”

“Well enough that knowing they’re dead is something we all should be upset over," Jack said to him softly. "I don't remember much about those before you. I remember home though. I remember Boeshane.”

Gwen stood in the doorway, watching the two of them tentatively. “Boeshane?”

“Home,” Jack murmured, holding out an arm to her. Gwen crowded in close, the three of them clinging to each other as they waited for the next shoe to fall.
visionshadows: (two thousand years between us)



It was over a week before Ianto realized something was seriously wrong with Jack. In his defence, they were running all over Cardiff trying to capture Weevils and help clean up the city. Ianto barely had time to make coffee much less notice that Jack didn’t seem to know what coffee was anymore.

And that was what finally did it – a slow moment where Ianto leaned against Jack’s desk and sipped his own coffee, watching Jack stare at the mug quizzically. The tentative sip made Ianto inhale sharply. The wrinkled nose made him exhale slowly.

Jack gave him a smile, all teeth and no feeling behind it, and set the mug on the desk. His eyes flickered to Ianto’s mouth and the frown there.

“Something wrong?”

Ianto shrugged and put his mug down. “Do they have coffee in the 51st century?”

Jack startled at that and he quickly picked the mug up again, taking a large swallow and just barely holding back a grimace. “No. By then it’s more of a tea-like substance.”

“You didn’t do anything wrong,” Ianto said quietly as he reached for Jack’s mug, taking it out of his hand. “I’ll make this more palatable.”

“Sweeter maybe?” Jack murmured, shuffling papers on his desk.

Ianto nodded, taking Jack’s coffee with him and heading back to the machine. Gwen looked over at him, her hair twisted behind her head with a pen and a phone against her ear.

“Alright?”

Ianto wanted to say no, wanted to ask what she had noticed Jack struggling over the last week, but he couldn’t. Jack obviously hadn’t wanted them to know that he had forgotten some stuff.

“Already finished his,” Ianto said, making sure she couldn’t see the coffee in the mug. “Need a refill?”

“Still got plenty, love.” Gwen flashed him a weary smile before straightening up and starting to talk to whomever had finally picked up on the other end.

Ianto set the mug on the table, looking at the black coffee like it was a foreign substance. In all the time he’d been working for Jack, he’d never had to remake a cup of coffee for him. ‘Sweeter’ wasn’t much to go on, but tea-like was even more vague. Lots of drinks were tea-like, including the coffee Gwen made.

With a sigh, Ianto dumped the mug and started again, adding half the amount of beans and tamping them lightly. He spooned a little sugar into the mug, thinking maybe he should try the way he served coffee to Tosh.

The spoon clattered against the tabletop loudly and with shaking hands, Ianto picked it up, hoping Gwen was still engrossed in her phone call and Jack was too busy trying to figure out what he did wrong to make Ianto walk away. Tears burned in his eyes as he set about making coffee the way Tosh had liked it, hoping Jack would enjoy it as well.

“Ianto?”

Ianto wiped his hand over his eyes before turning to Jack with a slight smile. “Yes, sir?”

Jack brought his hands to Ianto’s face, thumbs carefully brushing away tears. He leaned in, pressing his lips to Ianto’s gently. Ianto let out a muffled sob against his mouth before wrapping his arms around Jack and holding him tightly.

“We call it kafra,” Jack whispered against his lips. “It’s a leaf with a rich, fragrant scent that’s ground and then steeped like tea. But it has the fullness of your coffee. The feel of your coffee is so similar to kafra and I remember it, but I don’t remember if I like coffee even though I know I love kafra.”

“Do you remember me? Gwen?” Ianto pulled away, his mouth pressed against Jack’s neck. “Owen and Tosh?”

Jack pressed his lips to the top of Ianto’s head. “Yes.”

“How well?”

“Well enough that knowing they’re dead is something we all should be upset over," Jack said to him softly. "I don't remember much about those before you. I remember home though. I remember Boeshane.”

Gwen stood in the doorway, watching the two of them tentatively. “Boeshane?”

“Home,” Jack murmured, holding out an arm to her. Gwen crowded in close, the three of them clinging to each other as they waited for the next shoe to fall.
visionshadows: (tosh and owen walk away)
Prompt: Who makes the best coffee after Ianto? (I'm not entirely sure about this one, but I wanted to post it. I have since learned I have no Owen voice at all).



Teaboy gets mauled by a Weevil on a Thursday. Well mauled isn't the right word. Scratched on the arm and chest, but Jack panics when he sees blood and calls me in immediately. I could have been sleeping, but what does Jack care? Teaboy's fine, but he's not allowed back to work until Monday which means Jack will be fussing until then. He's like an damn infant when it comes to the Teaboy.

This leads to a little shuffling of responsibilities and somehow Gwen gets coffee duty, mostly because she's still afraid of that bloody dinosaur. Everyone is afraid of the dinosaur except Ianto. Jack pretends he's okay so he switches duties with Gwen. No one switches with me, not even Tosh, when I pull Weevil cleanup out of the stupid chore hat.

What bloody organization has a chore hat anyway? We're not five years old. Just because the Hub was a bloody mess before Teaboy came along does not mean it will be a mess if Teaboy is out for a few days.

The important thing to remember is Gwen and coffee. As in never the twain shall meet. Jack gags on his coffee, but manages half a cup because Tosh has already politely suggested that she go to the shop to get coffee for the team and Gwen is looking teary around the edges. I pour mine into the dinosaur's water bowl. Should cause some excitement later and Tosh drew Hub clean up out of the hat.

Saturday morning comes too soon, Tosh is screaming about dinosaur shit while Jack and I drag a Weevil across the Hub. Gwen is still shaky on her feet because she tripped over a tree branch while chasing said Weevil. I consider leaving her on the couch to fend for herself but the doctor in me can't do that. She offers to make coffee and everyone shouts at her at the same time. Tosh can't even be polite anymore, telling her to stay away from the bloody coffee machine if she knows what's good for her.

Jack makes five cups of coffee, handing them out as we all start to clean up the dinosaur shit. Tosh makes a face like she's tasting something very sour, but doesn't say anything because Jack's coffee is never to anyone's taste but Jack's. Gwen asks him if he used salt to make it which makes Jack laugh. I just hold my nose and gulp it down.

I almost miss Teaboy. Especially when mid-day hits and Tosh offers to make everyone tea. Jack disappears in the middle of the day and I pull up the CCTV by Teaboy's flat. The SUV stays there for the rest of the day. I drink the cup of tea Tosh hands me and try not to gag at the bitter flavor of green tea.

It's down to me when Sunday hits and even though I'd rather complain loudly and volumenously about the lack of proper coffee, I can't manage another cup of tea or Jack's coffee. So I go to the coffee machine, take a good long look at it, and decide to boil coffee on the stove. Better than fight with that barmy machine. Teaboy probably booby-trapped it anyway.

I holler that the coffee's done, taking my cup and going down to the autopsy bay. A few minutes later, Jack pops his head in, holding up the cup of coffee.

"Not bad, Owen. Next time don't make us suffer through Gwen's coffee and Tosh's tea."

There's a shriek from the Hub and I can hear Tosh angrily claim that at least her tea doesn't taste like sour lemons. Jack just laughs and disappears to continue the friendly exchange of opinions. I smirk and kick my feet up with a copy of Razzle. The best part of this is that Gwen's got to clean up after the Weevils now.
visionshadows: (tosh and owen walk away)
Prompt: Who makes the best coffee after Ianto? (I'm not entirely sure about this one, but I wanted to post it. I have since learned I have no Owen voice at all).



Teaboy gets mauled by a Weevil on a Thursday. Well mauled isn't the right word. Scratched on the arm and chest, but Jack panics when he sees blood and calls me in immediately. I could have been sleeping, but what does Jack care? Teaboy's fine, but he's not allowed back to work until Monday which means Jack will be fussing until then. He's like an damn infant when it comes to the Teaboy.

This leads to a little shuffling of responsibilities and somehow Gwen gets coffee duty, mostly because she's still afraid of that bloody dinosaur. Everyone is afraid of the dinosaur except Ianto. Jack pretends he's okay so he switches duties with Gwen. No one switches with me, not even Tosh, when I pull Weevil cleanup out of the stupid chore hat.

What bloody organization has a chore hat anyway? We're not five years old. Just because the Hub was a bloody mess before Teaboy came along does not mean it will be a mess if Teaboy is out for a few days.

The important thing to remember is Gwen and coffee. As in never the twain shall meet. Jack gags on his coffee, but manages half a cup because Tosh has already politely suggested that she go to the shop to get coffee for the team and Gwen is looking teary around the edges. I pour mine into the dinosaur's water bowl. Should cause some excitement later and Tosh drew Hub clean up out of the hat.

Saturday morning comes too soon, Tosh is screaming about dinosaur shit while Jack and I drag a Weevil across the Hub. Gwen is still shaky on her feet because she tripped over a tree branch while chasing said Weevil. I consider leaving her on the couch to fend for herself but the doctor in me can't do that. She offers to make coffee and everyone shouts at her at the same time. Tosh can't even be polite anymore, telling her to stay away from the bloody coffee machine if she knows what's good for her.

Jack makes five cups of coffee, handing them out as we all start to clean up the dinosaur shit. Tosh makes a face like she's tasting something very sour, but doesn't say anything because Jack's coffee is never to anyone's taste but Jack's. Gwen asks him if he used salt to make it which makes Jack laugh. I just hold my nose and gulp it down.

I almost miss Teaboy. Especially when mid-day hits and Tosh offers to make everyone tea. Jack disappears in the middle of the day and I pull up the CCTV by Teaboy's flat. The SUV stays there for the rest of the day. I drink the cup of tea Tosh hands me and try not to gag at the bitter flavor of green tea.

It's down to me when Sunday hits and even though I'd rather complain loudly and volumenously about the lack of proper coffee, I can't manage another cup of tea or Jack's coffee. So I go to the coffee machine, take a good long look at it, and decide to boil coffee on the stove. Better than fight with that barmy machine. Teaboy probably booby-trapped it anyway.

I holler that the coffee's done, taking my cup and going down to the autopsy bay. A few minutes later, Jack pops his head in, holding up the cup of coffee.

"Not bad, Owen. Next time don't make us suffer through Gwen's coffee and Tosh's tea."

There's a shriek from the Hub and I can hear Tosh angrily claim that at least her tea doesn't taste like sour lemons. Jack just laughs and disappears to continue the friendly exchange of opinions. I smirk and kick my feet up with a copy of Razzle. The best part of this is that Gwen's got to clean up after the Weevils now.
visionshadows: (it's in his kiss)
Prompt:



The sunlight filtered through the blinds, creating wavy patterns of shadow and light on Jack's face as he slept. Ianto woke slowly, turning his face away from the sun before blinking blearily. It was rare he was up before Jack, rare that Jack was still in bed when he woke.

Aliens calling at two in the morning meant he and Jack had to drive well outside of the city to meet them and exchange pleasantries about the Shadow Proclamation and Earth's Protector. The aliens, Altaxians, had been decidedly annoyed and claimed they were just there on vacation. Ianto had poured them some coffee and sent them on their way, claiming that Mars was really a much nicer vacation spot; a lot less crowded.

Ianto pressed a kiss against Jack's forehead before climbing out of bed, shivering a little before pulling a dressing gown over his bare skin. He found his slippers at the end of the bed, half-hidden by Jack's shirt. Ianto grabbed the shirt as well, tossing it into the hamper as he slipped out of the bedroom to make coffee.

The beans shone as they streamed through his fingers, leaving traces of their oil on his fingertips. Coffee was a ritual and some mornings Ianto prayed to the gods of coffee as he waited to press down the plunger on the french press. Behind him, Jack shuffled into the kitchen, draping himself over Ianto's back.

"Morning," Ianto said, turning his head to press a kiss to Jack's mussed hair.

Jack mumbled against Ianto's shoulder, his hands slipping inside of Ianto's dressing gown and pressing against the bare skin of his waist. Ianto shivered at that, scowling a little. "Your hands are freezing, Jack."

"You'll warm them up."

Ianto huffed a little as he pressed down on the plunger, the dark coffee grounds settling on the bottom, leaving behind the coffee. "Go get the mugs."

Jack grabbed two mugs, sliding them in front of Ianto. He leaned against the counter, watching with contentment as Ianto carefully prepared both mugs before handing one to Jack.

"This is the best reason to wake up in the morning," Jack said, inhaling the steam before taking a large mouthful. "That and having morning sex."

Ianto rolled his eyes at that, leaning against the counter as well, his hip pressed against Jack as they both drank their first cup of the day. There would be more later when they were at the Hub, but right now, this was a moment just for them. He looked over at Jack and smiled softly.

"What?" asked Jack curiously.

"Just happy," Ianto said with a shrug. "Figured I would go with it for now."

Jack put an arm over Ianto's shoulders, smiling as well. "Sounds like a good plan to me."
visionshadows: (it's in his kiss)
Prompt:



The sunlight filtered through the blinds, creating wavy patterns of shadow and light on Jack's face as he slept. Ianto woke slowly, turning his face away from the sun before blinking blearily. It was rare he was up before Jack, rare that Jack was still in bed when he woke.

Aliens calling at two in the morning meant he and Jack had to drive well outside of the city to meet them and exchange pleasantries about the Shadow Proclamation and Earth's Protector. The aliens, Altaxians, had been decidedly annoyed and claimed they were just there on vacation. Ianto had poured them some coffee and sent them on their way, claiming that Mars was really a much nicer vacation spot; a lot less crowded.

Ianto pressed a kiss against Jack's forehead before climbing out of bed, shivering a little before pulling a dressing gown over his bare skin. He found his slippers at the end of the bed, half-hidden by Jack's shirt. Ianto grabbed the shirt as well, tossing it into the hamper as he slipped out of the bedroom to make coffee.

The beans shone as they streamed through his fingers, leaving traces of their oil on his fingertips. Coffee was a ritual and some mornings Ianto prayed to the gods of coffee as he waited to press down the plunger on the french press. Behind him, Jack shuffled into the kitchen, draping himself over Ianto's back.

"Morning," Ianto said, turning his head to press a kiss to Jack's mussed hair.

Jack mumbled against Ianto's shoulder, his hands slipping inside of Ianto's dressing gown and pressing against the bare skin of his waist. Ianto shivered at that, scowling a little. "Your hands are freezing, Jack."

"You'll warm them up."

Ianto huffed a little as he pressed down on the plunger, the dark coffee grounds settling on the bottom, leaving behind the coffee. "Go get the mugs."

Jack grabbed two mugs, sliding them in front of Ianto. He leaned against the counter, watching with contentment as Ianto carefully prepared both mugs before handing one to Jack.

"This is the best reason to wake up in the morning," Jack said, inhaling the steam before taking a large mouthful. "That and having morning sex."

Ianto rolled his eyes at that, leaning against the counter as well, his hip pressed against Jack as they both drank their first cup of the day. There would be more later when they were at the Hub, but right now, this was a moment just for them. He looked over at Jack and smiled softly.

"What?" asked Jack curiously.

"Just happy," Ianto said with a shrug. "Figured I would go with it for now."

Jack put an arm over Ianto's shoulders, smiling as well. "Sounds like a good plan to me."
visionshadows: (jack wall)
Prompt: listen: there's a hell of a good universe next door; let's go ee cummings


"Tell me about E-space," Jack says out of nowhere.

The Doctor bangs his head against a railing as he sits up in surprise. Jack winces at the contact, lifting himself out of the floor of the TARDIS to sit next to The Doctor. There are muttering curses that Jack is pretty sure is Gallifreyan since the TARDIS isn't supplying translations. The inflection is obvious.

"How do you know about E-space?" The Doctor demands, his expression angry.

"Time Agent," Jack reminds him, leaning back against the console. "We have to know about these things."

"You'd never get to E-space so what does it matter? I haven't been in a very long time," The Doctor says almost wistfully. "Not since I rescued an old friend. Two actually."

"Romanadvoratrelundar." Jack does his best not to stumble over the name. Even with practice he stumbles in the middle but picks up by the end. The Doctor doesn't seem to notice.

The Doctor feels his hearts clench at the name, another death he caused. "Lady President. She was presiding over Gallifrey when - "

Jack reaches out a hand when The Doctor stops talking, his dark eyes unreadable in the muted light of the TARDIS. He can feel her mourning, a sad, lonely presence in the back of his mind. He's glad The Doctor takes his hand.

"When the Last Great Time War began. She tried to negotiate peace with the Daleks." The Doctor snorts. "Peace with Daleks. Never."

"No need to worry now. There's none left," Jack says in what he hopes is a comforting way. It's rare The Doctor opens up to him. That's more Rose's thing.

"So E-space," The Doctor says, pulling his hand back and getting to his feet. "It's a beautiful universe, slightly greenish, but otherwise a lot like home."

"Like Gallifrey?" Jack gets up as well, leaning against the console as The Doctor starts to push buttons and look at a monitor.

"Alzarius isn't the same," The Doctor stops moving. "I wonder if it's even there any longer."

Neither of them say anything as the TARDIS seems to pulse with bitter fear. Another possible loss. An entire universe this time. There isn't time right now. Too much to do in this universe to hold it together. There's only them. One Time Lord and one TARDIS to patrol all of time and space and keep it from unraveling around them.

Someday he'll check on E-space, but not right now.

"Where shall we go, Jack?" The Doctor looks at him, giving him a chance to change the subject.

Jack smiles a little, flashing an impossible grin to let The Doctor know it's over and done with. E-space and more importantly Romana and Gallifrey isn't going to be mentioned again by him.

"I've always wanted to visit Ancient Japan."
visionshadows: (jack wall)
Prompt: listen: there's a hell of a good universe next door; let's go ee cummings


"Tell me about E-space," Jack says out of nowhere.

The Doctor bangs his head against a railing as he sits up in surprise. Jack winces at the contact, lifting himself out of the floor of the TARDIS to sit next to The Doctor. There are muttering curses that Jack is pretty sure is Gallifreyan since the TARDIS isn't supplying translations. The inflection is obvious.

"How do you know about E-space?" The Doctor demands, his expression angry.

"Time Agent," Jack reminds him, leaning back against the console. "We have to know about these things."

"You'd never get to E-space so what does it matter? I haven't been in a very long time," The Doctor says almost wistfully. "Not since I rescued an old friend. Two actually."

"Romanadvoratrelundar." Jack does his best not to stumble over the name. Even with practice he stumbles in the middle but picks up by the end. The Doctor doesn't seem to notice.

The Doctor feels his hearts clench at the name, another death he caused. "Lady President. She was presiding over Gallifrey when - "

Jack reaches out a hand when The Doctor stops talking, his dark eyes unreadable in the muted light of the TARDIS. He can feel her mourning, a sad, lonely presence in the back of his mind. He's glad The Doctor takes his hand.

"When the Last Great Time War began. She tried to negotiate peace with the Daleks." The Doctor snorts. "Peace with Daleks. Never."

"No need to worry now. There's none left," Jack says in what he hopes is a comforting way. It's rare The Doctor opens up to him. That's more Rose's thing.

"So E-space," The Doctor says, pulling his hand back and getting to his feet. "It's a beautiful universe, slightly greenish, but otherwise a lot like home."

"Like Gallifrey?" Jack gets up as well, leaning against the console as The Doctor starts to push buttons and look at a monitor.

"Alzarius isn't the same," The Doctor stops moving. "I wonder if it's even there any longer."

Neither of them say anything as the TARDIS seems to pulse with bitter fear. Another possible loss. An entire universe this time. There isn't time right now. Too much to do in this universe to hold it together. There's only them. One Time Lord and one TARDIS to patrol all of time and space and keep it from unraveling around them.

Someday he'll check on E-space, but not right now.

"Where shall we go, Jack?" The Doctor looks at him, giving him a chance to change the subject.

Jack smiles a little, flashing an impossible grin to let The Doctor know it's over and done with. E-space and more importantly Romana and Gallifrey isn't going to be mentioned again by him.

"I've always wanted to visit Ancient Japan."
visionshadows: (ianto countrycide)
Prompt:



Tosh ran a hand through her tangled hair, feeling lost among the police officers milling around the crime scene. She knew that she'd eventually have to talk to one of them, but Jack seemed to be refusing to let his people talk. All the evidence the police needed was inside the cottages behind her.

Against one of the stone walls of the farmhouse was a picnic table, looking out of place in it's newness. Ianto was sitting there, looking dazed and as lost as she felt. Tosh wended her way through the crowd to the table, her eyes on the cut clotting on Ianto's throat.

"You might as well sit," Ianto said, his voice hoarse. He looked over at her, his eyes red-rimmed and his mouth turned down.

Tosh sat next to him, her hand tentatively hovering above his arm before Ianto reached over and took her hand in his. He squeezed gently, giving her a tired smile. She reached up to wipe away the dried blood on his neck, surprised that he wasn't pulling away.

"Is there anything you need?" he asked.

"Retcon."

"That can be arranged if you're serious," Ianto said, turning to look over at Jack who was watching them with a guarded expression. "He always has some."

Tosh slid closer to Ianto, letting him pull her close. She sank against him, her eyes closed. "I don't think I'm serious. Ask me again tomorrow."

Ianto rested his cheek against her filthy hair, his eyes closing as well. There wasn't anything either of them could do to make this better, to make the upcoming nightmares go away. But right now they didn't have to be alone, lost in the crowd.
visionshadows: (ianto countrycide)
Prompt:



Tosh ran a hand through her tangled hair, feeling lost among the police officers milling around the crime scene. She knew that she'd eventually have to talk to one of them, but Jack seemed to be refusing to let his people talk. All the evidence the police needed was inside the cottages behind her.

Against one of the stone walls of the farmhouse was a picnic table, looking out of place in it's newness. Ianto was sitting there, looking dazed and as lost as she felt. Tosh wended her way through the crowd to the table, her eyes on the cut clotting on Ianto's throat.

"You might as well sit," Ianto said, his voice hoarse. He looked over at her, his eyes red-rimmed and his mouth turned down.

Tosh sat next to him, her hand tentatively hovering above his arm before Ianto reached over and took her hand in his. He squeezed gently, giving her a tired smile. She reached up to wipe away the dried blood on his neck, surprised that he wasn't pulling away.

"Is there anything you need?" he asked.

"Retcon."

"That can be arranged if you're serious," Ianto said, turning to look over at Jack who was watching them with a guarded expression. "He always has some."

Tosh slid closer to Ianto, letting him pull her close. She sank against him, her eyes closed. "I don't think I'm serious. Ask me again tomorrow."

Ianto rested his cheek against her filthy hair, his eyes closing as well. There wasn't anything either of them could do to make this better, to make the upcoming nightmares go away. But right now they didn't have to be alone, lost in the crowd.
visionshadows: (in the dust and dark a light shines thro)
Prompt: "Happiness is nonetheless true happiness, nor do thought and love lose their value if they are not everlasting." (Bertrand Russell)



The Doctor thrust his hands into his pockets, leaning back on his heels as he looked over the Cardiff skyline. The small transport crafts were buzzing through the air just above them, cutting through the thick smog. Jack didn't seem to notice, standing sentinel over a failing city.

"So."

Jack looked over at The Doctor, his expression sad, the lines around his mouth cut deep. "So."

"You called me. I assume I'm here for a reason."

A fancy personal craft swooped low, the curved hull practically touching the roof they were standing on. Jack tilted his head to read the plates. "Bloody tourists."

"Still get a lot of them?"

"More than you'd expect considering Cardiff is unstable these days. The Rift is so active." Jack looked at his city before turning away to face The Doctor. "It's March 8th, 4367."

The Doctor wracked his brain, searching the strands of time to see what particular event lay in their path. The fall of Mernasus on Argos II was coming up but he couldn't see why Jack would care about that. Nor the start of the harvest season on Belar. He hummed softly to himself, tugging lightly on time to see what Jack would b -

"Cardiff," The Doctor exhaled. "Three days from now."

Jack nodded. "I'm ready to go. I don't want to watch the Rift explode and take away my city."

The Doctor threw his arm over Jack's shoulders, drawing him away from the edge of the roof and towards the familiar blue police box. Jack went with him, picking up a duffel bag thrown near the lift.

"She was a good city," Jack murmured, one hand on the doorframe as he gazed one last time on the city of Cardiff. "I won't forget her."

"No reason to. You know as well as I do that you don't forget what you love."

Jack exhaled, resting his forehead against The Doctor's shoulder. Sirens could be heard through the general noise and the building they were on trembled beneath their feet. Jack thought about green fields and pinstriped suits, barmaids wearing corsets and hovercars, team after team and saying goodbye. He really hated saying goodbye.

"Until next time."

And with that Jack stepped into the TARDIS, leaving behind 2500 years of loyal service to a city living its last moments unaware.
visionshadows: (in the dust and dark a light shines thro)
Prompt: "Happiness is nonetheless true happiness, nor do thought and love lose their value if they are not everlasting." (Bertrand Russell)



The Doctor thrust his hands into his pockets, leaning back on his heels as he looked over the Cardiff skyline. The small transport crafts were buzzing through the air just above them, cutting through the thick smog. Jack didn't seem to notice, standing sentinel over a failing city.

"So."

Jack looked over at The Doctor, his expression sad, the lines around his mouth cut deep. "So."

"You called me. I assume I'm here for a reason."

A fancy personal craft swooped low, the curved hull practically touching the roof they were standing on. Jack tilted his head to read the plates. "Bloody tourists."

"Still get a lot of them?"

"More than you'd expect considering Cardiff is unstable these days. The Rift is so active." Jack looked at his city before turning away to face The Doctor. "It's March 8th, 4367."

The Doctor wracked his brain, searching the strands of time to see what particular event lay in their path. The fall of Mernasus on Argos II was coming up but he couldn't see why Jack would care about that. Nor the start of the harvest season on Belar. He hummed softly to himself, tugging lightly on time to see what Jack would b -

"Cardiff," The Doctor exhaled. "Three days from now."

Jack nodded. "I'm ready to go. I don't want to watch the Rift explode and take away my city."

The Doctor threw his arm over Jack's shoulders, drawing him away from the edge of the roof and towards the familiar blue police box. Jack went with him, picking up a duffel bag thrown near the lift.

"She was a good city," Jack murmured, one hand on the doorframe as he gazed one last time on the city of Cardiff. "I won't forget her."

"No reason to. You know as well as I do that you don't forget what you love."

Jack exhaled, resting his forehead against The Doctor's shoulder. Sirens could be heard through the general noise and the building they were on trembled beneath their feet. Jack thought about green fields and pinstriped suits, barmaids wearing corsets and hovercars, team after team and saying goodbye. He really hated saying goodbye.

"Until next time."

And with that Jack stepped into the TARDIS, leaving behind 2500 years of loyal service to a city living its last moments unaware.
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If you're interested in giving me a prompt head over to this entry to see what it's all about!

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So far I've gotten 3 prompts done and have 9 more to work on. I still need 17 14 13 more prompts for the November Challenge!

If you're interested in giving me a prompt head over to this entry to see what it's all about!

Pleeeeease?

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