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Now on Ao3, complete, my first long MCU fic:

<http://archiveofourown.org/works/572602/chapters/1026011>Captain Fraudulent
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After three (or possibly four) failed attempts, I FINALLY was able to take Tracy to New York on Saturday. We took Metro North to Grand Central, which she'd never been to, took a cab to the New York Historical Society, and spent several happy hours at the World War II exhibit (magnificent, and very, very highly recommended). We then took the subway to Grand Central, caught the train to New Haven, and ate dinner at a good diner in Cromwell. We were home very late (11:00 for me), but very happy.

Sunday I tried sleeping late (and failed), put in my shift at Wistariahurst (two tours since I was the only docent, and despite being exhausted I did such a good job that the curator told me she wished all her docents were like me), then gave up on rehearsal and crashed in a heap at home. I'm still tired, but overall? Great, great weekend, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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Last night I wrote a review for the next volume of Medieval Clothing and Textiles....

And it's going in #9 with virtually no edits.


*****

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd be doing something like this. Seriously.
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But aside from my boring, regular life, I'm pleased to report that I found out today that I sold a story to Circlet Press. That's the second one to this publisher, and the third professional sale overall.

Go, me :)
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Memeage: what I would do if $N dropped into my lap in some legal non-taxable (or post-tax) way:

$10: the best turkey burger in the world, at Miss Florence Diner.

$100: Pay for my hotel room at the Circlet Press retreat in April.

$1000: yardwork on the Last Homely Shack.

$10,000: Pay off credit card.

$100,000: pay off all debts, take a vacation in Europe, have the Last Homely Shack completely cleaned and fixed up, and start looking at condos in Northampton or Florence.

$1,000,000: All of the above, $500,000 into retirement funds, and the rest donated to the ACLU, NARAL, and MassEquality, in equal shares.
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I left work yesterday just after 3:00 to give myself enough time to get home before the 4:00 pm driving ban went into effect. I made it with a few minutes to spare, made dinner, and fed the Triple Felinoid, who were somewhat surprised to see me during daylight on a weekday. The snow started to get heavy after dark, and I was very glad to see the plow guy I'd hired show up for his first swing through the neighborhood around 8:00.

It was then a matter of hunkering down, writing, farting around on the Internet, and generally waiting for the THE GREAT SNOWPOCALYPSE OF DOOM to descend on the Last Homely Shack and kill us all, or something. Despite high winds that kept me up until around 1:00 am, that didn't happen (duh), but there's about two feet down, the deck looks like something out of the frozen dacha scene from Dr. Zhivago, and my poor little car now has about a foot of snow on the roof.

I haven't gotten nearly as much done today as I thought I would, but that's not much of a surprise; it's been that kind of day. Now it's time to make dinner, finish up tonight's Daily Kos diary, and then watch a movie. Dinner ho!
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Let's see...

Yesterday I had to have my exhaust system repaired thanks to a tear in the exhaust pipe (probably incurred at the same time I blew out a tire a few weeks ago, just took a while to get bad). Then I went to do laundry and got harassed by a fellow patron because I dared to move his precious, precious dry laundry after only waiting ten minutes for him to come back to retrieve it. And then the attendant at the laundromat yelled at *me* after I objected to being harassed and told me that I should have used "the next available dryer because that's their policy" even though it's NOT their policy and never has been.'

I said some words I shouldn't, but telling me that the sign on the wall says one thing when it clearly and explicitly doesn't? Not cool. And running out of the laundromat and trying to pull my car door open is just beyond the pale.

Fun times. Fun times. NOT.
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I just registered to take the on-line Jeopardy exam.
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Last night Malfoy-the-cat trotted up to me with his latest prey dangling from his jaws.

It was a skein of vintage Wintuk Jack Frost Orlon yarn.

??????
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You are Q!#$!@!$@!$@#! KIDDING me.

GAAAAAHHH!!!!!!!
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Had a lovely evening last night at Tracy's place. I gave her a little copy of the Hastings Hours and a gift certificate (customized and sealed with my notary seal) promising to take her to New York with me paying for the transportation, food, and museum entry, and she gave me rosewood knitting needles, a weird little CD where Yo Yo Ma plays bluegrass, and an I only date superheroes mug.

Now there's a skim of snow on the ground, and I have writing to do. Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate, and a peaceful day to all who don't!
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Title: Captain Fraudulent, Chapter 4 of 10
Pairings: Tony/Pepper established relationship, Steve/Peggy friendship
Rating: PG for occasional swearing
Warnings: Kardashian bashing, insults slung against Fox News, small yippy dogs, PTSD, and the gentrification of large parts of Brooklyn. And kale. Lots and lots of kale.
Disclaimer: this story was written solely for amusement value, not profit. No copyright infringement is intended, and I freely admit that I don't own a blessed thing except the ludicrous plot.
Summary: SHIELD did its best to help Steve Rogers adjust to modern society, but they completely forgot to warn him about the 24 hour news cycle. Oops.


And

Title: Captain Fraudulent, Chapter 5 of 10
Pairings: Tony/Pepper established relationship, Steve/Peggy friendship
Rating: PG for occasional swearing
Warnings: Kardashian bashing, insults slung against Fox News, small yippy dogs, PTSD, and the gentrification of large parts of Brooklyn. And kale. Lots and lots of kale.
Disclaimer: this story was written solely for amusement value, not profit. No copyright infringement is intended, and I freely admit that I don't own a blessed thing except the ludicrous plot.
Summary: SHIELD did its best to help Steve Rogers adjust to modern society, but they completely forgot to warn him about the 24 hour news cycle. Oops.
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I just heard the Governor of Michigan refer to his constituents as his "customers" during a radio interview.

What the - ???? Since when are the people of his state "customers"? Am I crazy, or is this guy?????
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"The Place Where Heroes Are Made," is live on the Circlet Press web site in the brand new anthology What Happens in the Tavern Stays in the Tavern. Written under the name Sarah Ellis, it's a tasty little bit of erotica about a very special tavern and the woman who runs it.

Even better, it's part of a great new anthology from the premier fantasy/SF erotica publisher. Enjoy!


http://www.circlet.com/?p=4452
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"The Place Where Heroes Are Made," is live on the Circlet Press web site in the brand new anthology What Happens in the Tavern Stays in the Tavern. Written under the name Sarah Ellis, it's a tasty little bit of erotica about a very special tavern and the woman who runs it.

Even better, it's part of a great new anthology from the premier fantasy/SF erotica publisher. Enjoy!


http://www.circlet.com/?p=4452
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Title: Captain Fraudulent, Chapter 3 of 10
Pairings: Tony/Pepper established relationship, Steve/Peggy friendship
Rating: PG for occasional swearing
Warnings: Kardashian bashing, insults slung against Fox News, small yippy dogs, PTSD, and the gentrification of large parts of Brooklyn. And kale. Lots and lots of kale.
Disclaimer: this story was written solely for amusement value, not profit. No copyright infringement is intended, and I freely admit that I don't own a blessed thing except the ludicrous plot.
Summary: SHIELD did its best to help Steve Rogers adjust to modern society, but they completely forgot to warn him about the 24 hour news cycle. Oops.
Note: This is where the cute little fic about art and celebrity suddenly took an unexpected turn. Forgive me.
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I have, much to my own shock, committed Avengers fic. Here is where you can find it, if you're interested.


Title: Captain Fraudulent, Chapters 1 and 2 of 10
Pairings: Tony/Pepper established relationship, Steve/Peggy friendship
Rating: PG for occasional swearing
Warnings: Kardashian bashing, insults slung against Fox News, small yippy dogs, PTSD, and the gentrification of large parts of Brooklyn. And kale. Lots and lots of kale.
Disclaimer: this story was written solely for amusement value, not profit. No copyright infringement is intended, and I freely admit that I don't own a blessed thing except the ludicrous plot.
Summary: SHIELD did its best to help Steve Rogers adjust to modern society, but they completely forgot to warn him about the 24 hour news cycle. Oops.
Note: This was supposed to be a fun little romp about art, celebrity, and the modern media. 32,000 words later, I'm only halfway done, and it's not nearly as funny as intended. I'm posting the first two chapters tonight and will post future chapters on Saturdays until I'm done.
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Toby Jones will appear as Dr. Arnim Zola, the doughy little Nazi scientist who designed most of HYDRA's WMDs. There's also a rumor that Hayley Atwell will appear as Peggy Carter, which probably means that the reunion scene Joss Whedon wrote for the Avengers but never filmed will take place in this movie.

This sounds like it's going to be awesome.
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Work was quiet today, and reasonably productive. Afterwards, I went for a walk/run at the gym and feel pretty darn good; I had to switch from running to biking for a couple of weeks due to plantar fascitis brought on by improper shoes, but my new cross-trainers are doing the trick.

Afterwards I picked up ice cream, had dinner at my favorite Chinese place (leftovers for breakfast on Friday - what? some people eat cold pizza, I eat reheated Chinese!), and am baking a from-scratch apple/blueberry pie with from-scratch crust for my humble contribution to the holiday board. The cats are fed so I need not fear being consumed in the night :)

Tomorrow:

- Clean the catboxes.

- Clean myself.

- Have turkey with Tracy and her mother.

- Eat the pie with ice cream.

- Watch a movie.

- Leftovers.

- Another movie.

- Come home and collapse.

It'll be glorious.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! Woo-hoo!
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Snupin Santa assignment is on its way, 18 minutes ahead of deadline.

*falls over*
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