Highlander II
20 February 2030 @ 07:57 pm
Fanfiction List  
Beneath the cut is a list of all of the fanfiction that I have posted in one of several places - sometimes more - on the 'net. Usually Dreamwidth (formerly on my LiveJournal), at my website, or over on the AO3's Archive of Our Own. I've linked to all three of those if a work is posted at all three, otherwise, only to the ones where it lives.

Fics listed beyond... )

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Highlander II
01 November 2020 @ 07:20 pm
MacGyver - The Countdown - The List  
This will house the full MacGyver countdown list with links to each of the review posts.

The Full List... in progress )

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Highlander II
01 November 2020 @ 07:20 pm
MacGyver - The Countdown - The List  
This will house the full MacGyver countdown list with links to each of the review posts.

The Full List... in progress )

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30 October 2020 @ 10:50 pm
fan_flashworks badges  
this is where i keep track of all the badges )

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Highlander II
12 December 2017 @ 11:25 pm
fandom_stocking is up and running again this year  
I do have a stocking here if you're interested in dropping nifty things in it.


At some point I'll roll back in with an actual update and more of the MacGyver countdown.

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01 November 2017 @ 12:09 am
"Such a small thing, isn't it? And yet so... capacious. So very dear..."  
So I've spent the last month-ish playing Fallout: New Vegas, the game plus all of the DLC... (when I wasn't working on my fic for [personal profile] spook_me or my [community profile] slowburnbigbang) and I enjoyed the heck out of it. And it is definitely re-playable to get different outcomes. And I may go back to the last saved game and replay the end just for the option of tossing that one guy off the Hoover Dam. =)

This one also plays much better than the few bits I tried of Fallout 3 (which I do plan to go back and play fully at some point). NV was built by Obsidian, which is made up of folks from the old Black Isle/Interplay group, so it has more of the original Fallout feel. Bethesda would do well to take a page from that book and either write new Fallout titles like 1, 2 and NV or hand over the writing part to the Obsidian team and just handle publishing. (A co-worker has played FO4 and liked it okay, but everything they said about it is just - so much different from 'traditional' FO that I'm not super stoked for that one, though I'll probably play it eventually.)

One of the things that I really like about the world-building is the political factions that pop up and how those evolve from game to game. FO1, doesn't have much, b/c it's very early in the post-nuclear re-settling, so there are little towns/settlements around and they each have their own sort of gov't structure, but nothing overly formalized really - like Junktown has a mayor, but I'm pretty sure he's mostly self-appointed (and looks like an old, craggy, worn-out MacGyver with a touch more meanness XD). Then in FO2, The New California Republic has come into play and expanded across parts of old!California, having absorbed some of the smaller towns from FO1. Some ppl like the NCR, some ppl, not so much, but (iirc), most ppl are pretty neutral about them. FONV? lol - the NCR isn't so universally liked. They're seen as expansionists and they have a pretty hefty military presence. They're not bad folks really, but they're not as altruistic as they'd like you to think they are. And the squabbling is what makes playing Fallout interesting. Choices your player-character makes affect the game and which quests you can get/do/finish/fail. Heck, even the way you set your character up in the beginning - smart vs. not-so-smart, lucky vs. not, etc - have influence on the game. And if you do a boneheaded thing - welp, you better hope your last save wasn't too far back, or you press ahead and see if you can solve the problem/quest/whatever some other way.

Also? FONV lets you play either roulette or blackjack until you get banned from the casinos - I like blackjack. =)


[also - omg.... this stupid fucking cold i've acquired needs to go exercise it's visitation rights somewhere the hell else!]

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Highlander II
27 October 2017 @ 11:09 pm
friday five...  

1. What are you going to dress up for Halloween?

not telling...

2. What was your favorite Halloween costume you ever had?

I dressed as Van Helsing (the cool Hugh Jackman one) for Halloween one year and it was pretty awesome. I won a costume contest at work for it too. XD

3. What is your favorite type of candy?

Chocolate of just about any variety. Real chocolate, not chocolate flavored stuff.

4. What are your feelings on pumpkin flavoring or pumpkin spice flavoring?

I could take or leave it.

5. With October almost gone, what was your favorite part of the month?

er - that requires a much better memory of things happening this month.



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21 October 2017 @ 11:30 pm
long time, no post... and this one's a meme...  
snatched from [personal profile] rahirah

Tattoos: Yes
Surgeries: No
Broken bones: No
Shot a gun: Yes - if bb guns count
Quit a job: Yes

Flown on a plane: Yes
100+ miles in car: Many times
Gone zip lining: No
Watched someone give birth: Nope
Watched someone dying: If pets count as someone, yes
Ridden in an ambulance: No

... Canada: Yes
... to Europe: Yes
... to Washington D.C: Yes
... to Florida: Yes
... to Colorado: No
... to Mexico: Yes
... to Las Vegas: No

Sang karaoke: lol no
Had a pet: Yes
Been downhill skiing: No
Gone snowboarding: No
Ability to read music: Yes
Rode a motorcycle: No
Rode a horse: Yes

Stayed in a hospital: No
Ride in police car: No
Driven a boat: No (ridden on a boat, but no driving)
Seen a UFO: No
Been on a cruise: No
Run out of gas: Yes
Eat sushi: Yes, but I don't like it
Seen a ghost: Full apparition? No. Artifacts, yes

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31 August 2017 @ 05:02 pm
Fic & icons - May (continue) - August  
[community profile] fan_flashworks
(mostly icons...)

* Where no one Goes - icons
* I Am Groot - GotG
* Speed is Relative - icons
* feets - icons
* under the sea - icons
* Allegedly - Suits & White Collar
* wearing the uniform - icons
* these make me look good - icons
* The Best Damned Closer... - Suits & White Collar
* Trash Talking - Rescue Me
* Open Letter to Aaron Korsh - meta


A couple challenge responses:

Have you yet... Nope - X-Men movies, for [community profile] raremaleslashex
Change Up - Pitch, for [community profile] not_primetime

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06 August 2017 @ 11:47 pm
three fandoms meme  
snagged from [personal profile] rhi

Rules: Choose any 3 fandoms (in random order) and answer the questions. Then tag some friends.


I choose:

  • Suits

  • In Plain Sight

  • House, MD



the first character you loved:


  • Harvey Specter

  • Mary Shannon

  • Greg House



the character you never expected to love so much:

  • Jessica Pearson

  • Bobby Dershowitz

  • Stacy Warner



the character you relate to the most:

  • Uh - I dunno...

  • ...not for any...

  • ...of these




the character you’d slap:

  • Depends on the season - in s4-6, Mike; much of the rest of the time, Louis

  • Mary's mother

  • Eric Foreman and Lisa Cuddy




Three favorite characters (in order of preference):


  • Gordon Specter, Edith Ross, Harvey Specter (though, Marcus Specter may be edging him out some days)

  • Mary Shannon, Bobby Dershowitz, Marshall Mann

  • Stacy Warner, Allison Cameron, Greg House



a character you liked at first but not anymore:

  • I'm liking Mike less and less, but I can't say that I *don't* like him

  • erm - I don't think I changed any opinions in this direction

  • Lisa Cuddy



a character you did not like at first but now do:

  • Daniel Hardman - he's a great antagonist

  • Stan McQueen

  • Allison Cameron



3 otp’s:


  • None

  • None

  • None



I’ll tag... anyone else who wants to play.

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01 July 2017 @ 07:03 pm
Suits - Season 6 - or, wtf did they do to this show? pt 4  
I'm keeping the subject line for consistency, though the back 6 of season 6 are much more interesting than the front 10.

There are TONS of spoilers in this write-up. TONS. (Though probably a bit less reaction than just 'here's what happened'.)

Anyway - in honor of season 7 starting up in just under 2 weeks (12 July), here's the back-six of season 6:

Suits s6 episodes 11-16 )

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Highlander II
01 July 2017 @ 01:40 am
feeding the cat  
There was this picture over on chzbgr a few days ago - it's a semi-distraught cat staring at its food bowl that currently contains a piece of fruit (an orange or a grapefruit) with a caption that says 'Toddler was asked to feed the cat'. This lead to [personal profile] thelazyfangirl and I coming up with the following about the Suits cast as kids being asked to feed the family cat:

Harvey: He's totally doing a drive-by where he drops a piece of fruit in the cat's bowl on his way to get his baseball bat, ball and glove so he can go outside and play. Essentially: 'You said feed the cat. You didn't say what.' (Harvey's the kid from the photo.)

Mike: He's similar to Harvey, but he would dump something like cereal or cold condensed soup into the bowl. It would be messy, but fun.

Rachel: She is going to kneel down next to the bowl and count out exactly the correct number of kibbles for the kitty and feed them to the cat one piece at a time.

Donna: She knows how to take excellent care of the cat and is opening a can of fancy feast. She would mix it with dry kibble if that's what the cat liked.

Jessica: She is going to look at mom, look at the cat, look at the bowl, and walk away to go do something more productive. That is, until mom said, 'That's okay. If you don't know how...' Then Jessica would come back and make that cat a four course meal.

Louis: He loves cats. He would put the cat on his lap and hold the bowl in the cat's face. Then the cat would get up and leave because it wasn't interested in that much attention.


We also did White Collar:

Neal: He knows where the normal kibble is, but he wants to make sure the cat gets the best food, so he crawls on the counter to get to the cabinet with the fancy stuff.

Peter: He measures the exact proper amount of food and kneels down to pour it into the dish w/o spilling any on the floor.

Mozzie: He thinks the cat is really a dog and everyone else is in on the conspiracy.

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Highlander II
08 June 2017 @ 10:51 pm
thefridayfive  

1) What was the first recipe or food you learned how to cook?

Wow - toast, maybe? Unless pouring milk onto cereal counts as 'cooking'. XD


2) What recipe or food did you cook most recently?

I made bbq pork chops and au gratin potatoes this past weekend.


3) What recipe or food do you cook most often?

Some form of cookie. =) I make ALL the cookies!


4) What is your favorite recipe?

I'm rather fond of this Dragon Noodles recipe from Budget Bytes.


5) What is the recipe you make that impresses other people the most?

Everyone who tasted snickerdoodle pie that I made for a friend loved it.



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Highlander II
29 May 2017 @ 12:10 am
raremaleslashex letter  
raremaleslashex )

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21 May 2017 @ 01:48 am
these rolls are amazing -  
This recipe - https://www.budgetbytes.com/2017/04/buttermilk-pull-apart-rolls-bread-toast-crumbs/ - for pull-apart rolls is absolutely fantastic. Super fast. Super easy. Super goddamned delicious. I literally could've eaten the whole pan.

You can use regular yeast and proof it, rather than the rapid-rise. Though, using the buttermilk is highly recommended, rather than the milk + vinegar cheat. (And you can totally freeze buttermilk if you don't have a opportunity to use it up.)

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Highlander II
19 May 2017 @ 12:37 am
Fic - April & May + 1 icon set  
mostly for [community profile] fan_flashworks

Loser - Suits
The Bitch Came Back - Suits/IPS
Do You Even Use That Thing - Pitch


this one's a set of icons:

Run, Harvey

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12 May 2017 @ 01:45 pm
thefridayfive  

1) What famous landmarks have you visited?

* Washington, DC area: The Washington Monument, The Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, Arlington Nat'l Cemetery, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Capitol Hill, The White House, scooted past the Pentagon
* San Antonio, TX: The Alamo
* NYC: walked through Times Square
* Italy: rolled past the Leaning Tower of Pisa; The Colosseum, Trevi Fountain; Ponte Vecchio in Florence; Rialto bridge, Bridge of Sighs, and San Marco Cathedral/square in Venice; pretty much every church in Florence; St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City, which includes the Sistine Chapel; Piazza del Campo in Siena
* Mexico: Chichen Itza (i climbed that big ass pyramid)


2) How has travel affected you?

It's let me see and visit all sorts of places.


3) What are the best souvenirs you’ve ever collected while traveling?

Mostly photographs. I also collect mugs from places I've been sometimes.


4) What is your fantasy vacation?

Hmmmm - horseback riding on a beach? or somewhere equally as nice (aka: not cold) and plenty of time to take pictures.


5) Would you want to be a space tourist?

If it's more Star Trek than Even Horizon, sure.



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27 April 2017 @ 10:56 pm
fanfic trope meme thing  
Comment with a fanfic trope and, if you'd like, a character/pairing, and I will tell you:
• how likely I am to write it
• Maybe a few lines of theoretical fic



snagged from [personal profile] calliopes_pen

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19 April 2017 @ 09:12 pm
not_primetime letter  
[community profile] not_primetime...

Currently just a placeholder....

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16 April 2017 @ 10:30 pm
MacGyver - The Countdown - #82  
#82 - D.O.A. MacGyver

Season: 2


Plot: Mac is trying to help a friend

Trope(s):
[Frequently used Tropes are listed in the first post.]

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AmnesiaDanger
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CriminalAmnesiac
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EvilCostumeSwitch
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ThePowerOfFriendship
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HollywoodSilencer


This episode has an example of these:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RememberTheNewGuy
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YouLookFamiliar - Carol Varnay is played by Nana Visitor who was previously seen in "Hellfire"



Thoughts:

So, Mac meets up with a guy who apparently saved his life at some point. There's a weapon of some kind that is mold-able and weave-able - which is shiny and new. Oh - and the bad guys have it.

Those bad guys show up and shoot Mac's friend, which leads to a couple MacGyverisms and Mac falling out a window into the water where he sneaks his way onto a fishing trawler.

This episode has an instance of that 'a person isn't missing until they've been gone 48-hrs' thing that is totally false and TV needs to stop using it.

So, Mac passes out and when he wakes up, he doesn't seem to remember anything. He starts getting visions of things from his past - fire and explosions.

Pete's looking for Mac and one of the bad guys from earlier shows up playing like he's a reporter or something to get some info. He doesn't get much, but it's enough for him to try to track him down.

Mac fixes a little boy's bike the 'MacGyver' way, then gets a weird memory about Phoenix. He dials a number he remembers and gets through to Pete, but one of the bad guys from earlier - not the main guy, one of the flunkies - shows up and scares Mac and Carol away - b/c they don't really trust the guy with a gun.

Mac thinks he might be a criminal b/c of all of the violent and explosion-riddled memories he keeps getting. Though, he knows his name now. And he remembers something about a killing at a cemetery.

Bad guy flunkie shows up again to get Mac, then main bad guy - Lancer - shows up and kills flunkie. He tells Mac that Peter Thornton is a terrorist. This sets Mac up to try to kill Pete. Which would work out, except when Pete starts telling Mac about how they're old friends and reminds him of the time Pete pulled Mac out of an avalanche.

It cleans up really easily, which, of course, it's TV. And this is one of the few episodes where he doesn't have some weird romantic moment with the female guest star - which is nice.

The swift, tidy wrap-up at the end makes the resolution too easy. I know Mac isn't known for it's sweeping, cinematic storytelling, but the 'wrap up all the loose ends 2 minutes from the end of the episode' is a little too neat.

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10 April 2017 @ 10:59 pm
Fic - January - March | plus some icons/art things  
These are fic things I did for [community profile] fan_flashworks
Boys and Their Toys
The Dog Ate My Homework
Filling In - [community profile] chocolateboxcomm
Playing Cards
Raptor First Aid

These are non-fic things I did for [community profile] fan_flashworks
dogs! - icons
It's a Party - picspam
The Gang's All Here... Almost - fanart
The Dandy Highwayman - fanart/icons
Dinner With Rachel - recipe collection
folded paper - collection of origami

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Highlander II
03 April 2017 @ 01:18 am
this is way late.... but Gatecon celeb round-up  
It came up in another space about meeting famous people and I realized that I hadn't mentioned the umpteen million guests from Gatecon. Or, rather, I had mentioned it, but not who they all were, and which ones I met. I *think* I talked to everyone who was there except a couple who bounced in for panels, then took off (b/c I was in photos all weekend). There were something like 52 guests. For Gatecon, that's a LOT.

This list, tho, is a combo of the previous lists all slapped into one post. (b/c I stupidly didn't keep the 2016 Gatecon ppl separate from the giant list when I was manipulating things in excel, but, let's just say the list previously stopped at like 72 or so. Now it's at 84.)

long list is long-ish )

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24 February 2017 @ 07:31 pm
the friday five...  

1) If you could hang out with an actor or actress (dead or alive) for a day who would it be, and why?

Do I have to pick just one? Fine. I pick Patrick J. Adams. See the next answer for the why.

2) What would you do with him or her?

I want to go on a photography tour with him. I could learn all sorts of cool photography things from him.

3) Do you have a favorite movie of theirs? If so, name it.

I don't know about any of his movies, but I like watching him on Suits.

4) If you could hang out with a rock star (dead or alive) for a day who would it be, and why?

Again with the only picking one... it's a toss up between Adam Ant and Rob Thomas. With enough energy, I can hang w/ Adam, otherwise, I'd have to pick Rob. Either way - I'm sure they have great stories about the songs they've written.

5) Are you able to play one of their songs on the guitar, bass, or drums?

I can't play any of those, so no, but hand me some sheet music and a piano and I can plunk out the melody.



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18 February 2017 @ 07:35 pm
"I try to tell you but you just don't understand..."  
So, [personal profile] sherrineko was in town this week and we went to 2 Adam Ant concerts. Let's just say - they were AMAZING. Adam is great playing to and with the crowd, though he favors stage left. He's still energetic at 62 years old, not quite so exuberant as he was in the 1980's, but still an absolute blast to watch perform.

Our seats for the 2nd show were much better than for the first one. However, since venues have all decided that having decent cameras at performances is a horrible, terrible, dreadful thing, all I have are cellphone camera shots. I've put a selection behind the cut. The full compliment of photos and video clips are on my instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/highlander_ii/

You've got my entire life in your hands )

I snatched a video of the final song during the first concert. So here's Adam Ant singing "Physical (You're so)":



Link to the vid if you don't want the embed:
https://vimeo.com/204652045


I put together a Youtube playlist of the songs from the concert here.

And, behind this cut, the set list.

Vive le rock )

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Highlander II
03 February 2017 @ 03:24 am
Suits - Season 6 - or, wtf did they do to this show? pt 3  
This is just 9 and 10. I'll get 11-16 too, but, so far, they suck less, so the title will change... probably.

Suits s6 episodes 9-10 )

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