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Young Me
It's the blog of a tall, incredibly sexy red-headed woman living in Melbourne, who is:

Wife of lederhosen, mother of da_norvegicus, natural mother of quatranoctal, and former owner of dogorcuton and Basil. (Those two worthies are now sleeping quietly, somewhere...)

Enjoying living on top of basaltic plains, especially after the boringness of Sydney Sandstone

Trying very hard not to buy any more knitting and sewing stuff until she uses what she has

Versed in IT, Customer Service and Cooking. Now turning half an engineering degree into Teaching Maths and Science to Primary-aged students.

Recently diagnosed as a high-functioning Aspergers person, but then I've always been weird...

Writer of fanfic and currently trying to write my first serious novel.

I'm cool with people I don't know reading my journal - serious stuff tends to be friends-locked to various degrees. I'm also fine with people dropping me - I don't manage to keep up with as many people as I wish I could, and besides, that's your own journal and you have the right to decide who is and isn't reading stuff. But if you want me to read your stuff too, please comment on this post if you haven't elsewhere.

Smut. Unrepentant smut. And not even mine.

techie
I've been following this author for years, but this, I think, is one of their best yet.

It's a ballad.

A smutty horror ballad.

DEFINITELY Not Safe For Work. (I'm not kidding about the smut). But if you like it, please go and hit that "5 star" button.

What there should be.

techie
There should be a little old lady living across the road.

Musing inspired by a tweet.Collapse )

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Dammit, just stop already?????

plot bunnies 2, bad Dobby, writing 3
So I'm starting up the fleshing out of this sshg_giftfest piece I'm doing.

The problem comes with the setup. It's ... no, I can't give specifics, but it involves Severus and Hermione (of course) and a problem they started unwittingly some years ago. And then I realised that that left some loose ends from 10 years before. Which led to even more loose ends... so now the roughly 4000 word piece is threatening to be that JUST IN THE BLOODY INTRODUCTION!

Dammit, plot bunnies. Enough.

And bother you JKR for leaving so many loose ends and plot holes that I'm not prepared to wave a wand over and go "minor point!" in a dismissive tone.

Now excuse me while I plant some drugs in Severus's potions bag, turn Dumbledore's hair green, and make the twins... oops. Sorry. Forget what you've just read.

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techie
kerravonsen, meet torin3. torin3 made my beautiful Marudai for Kumihimo braiding. Torin, I've never had the time to truly get into using it, and it deserved to be with someone who would appreciate and use it, so I've passed it to kerravonsen with much blessing.

However, my beautiful Toledo steel stitch unpicker is MINE, DO YOU HEAR ME? MINE!

Also, Torin, hoping to come by and collect and give hugs in about 6 months :-)

It's been too long

techie
and I need to catch up about a week's worth of LJ. So please, everyone just stop!

Pssst! Brits!

techie
If you go to a hotel, and they need to provide an extra bed in a room, what do they call those roll-under beds, the ones that just nicely fit under the main bed? Trundle beds, truckle beds, trumple bed or hurly-bed? Or something else?

Needed for a fast piece of fluff that's trying to come together.

A silly side note.

techie
When I'm writing, I trust lederhosen for my Beta-ing. Couldn't do it without him, in fact. But sometimes, I don't think he's taking it seriously.

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And yet he still checks my work for me. What does that tell you?

Busy for too long.

techie
Uni is ramping up, and on Monday I start my 6 week block of placement at school. So the zombie part has hit already. Add in some medical issues and I've been present only on the lightest level. Any serious thinking has dissolved before I could catch it (so I'm sorry, mr_figgy - I have owed you a critique for days and just couldn't get my head to work).

Anyway, in the interests of fluff and lightness, try this. Give me a letter and I shall answer the accompanying question. Your choice entirely if you'd like to do it yourself. (Snurched from all over the place)

A. Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
B. Best Sequel Ever
C. Currently Reading
D. Drink of Choice While Reading
E. E-Reader or Physical Books
F. Fictional Character You Would Have Dated In High School
G. Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
H. Hidden Gem Book
I. Important Moments of Your Reading Life
J. Just Finished
K. Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
L. Longest Book You’ve Read
M. Major Book Hangover Because Of
N. Number of Bookcases You Own
O. One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times
P. Preferred Place to Read
Q. Quote From A Book That Inspires You/Gives You Feels
R. Reading Regret
S. Series You Started and Need to Finish
T. Three Of Your All-Time Favorite Books
U. Unapologetic Fangirl For
W. Worst Bookish Habit
V. Very Excited For This Release More Than Any Other
X. Marks The Spot (Start On Your Bookshelf And Count to the 27th Book)
Y. Your Latest Book Purchase
Z. ZZZ-Snatcher (last book that kept you up WAY late)

More neglectfulness

techie
I can now admit that for the sshg_promptfest, I did the following:

Title: Forgetting
Type: Fic
Prompter: asentiax
Beta(s): lederhosen
Rating: PG
Warning(s): My husband has informed me that this is an unmitigated piece of slush.
Prompt: 123. (Fic): After a drunken confession, Severus decides to quit his job at Hogwarts and move to Muggle London, and he bribes Hermione into telling a hungover Dumbledore of his resignation (SS & HG).
Note: As always, the amazing JKR made us a sandpit, and has allowed us to play in it. I get nothing from this but teasing from my husband, and satisfaction for myself.
Summary: What the House Elf Heard… Click here to go to the story

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