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21
Sep 2015

After binge-watching all three Mighty Ducks movies at work (I know, right?  My job is awesome), I suddenly got all inspired about being in fandom again.  So I did this (all links are local, no ff.net or AO3 links):

Updated:

A Christmas Carol: [The Mighty Ducks] Charlie Conway is 27, and his life is not going right. Can he be saved in time? This is neither slash, nor any form of love story, neither will it become one.

This story is finally finished.  It took me twelve years.  No joke.  I went to ff.net to check.


New:

Nina’s Home for Christmas: [Making Out – K Applegate] Zoey is a mother now, and it’s baby Wade’s first Christmas, and she has insisted that everybody come visit, but Zoey and Jake are having problems, and Lucas hasn’t quite got over the love of his life, and it’ll all come to a head because…
… Nina’s Home for Christmas

Admittedly, this should have gone up long ago.  It was a Yuletide 2014 gift for finkpishnets.


The Five Stages of Friendship: [The Mighty Ducks] The five stages of friendship between a Duck and a Warrior are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. Only angrier.

Something that sat, in very brief outline form, in my “to do” folder for quite awhile, and after watching the movies, I just surged through.


After that, I went through all of the old skins on the archive and started cleaning them up.  Once I’ve done that, I’m going to pick my favourite and skin this blog to match.

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Edit: Now Fixed (previously Fanfiction Unavailable)

9
Sep 2015

Well, underpants and garden gnomes.  I’ve somehow managed to balls up the update on my archive.

I will update when it is functional once more.

*sigh*

Edit: fixed. *sigh*

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FYI – New Layout

12
Jun 2012

I’m working on a new layout, so if you have a look at the side and it’s all scrunched, or something moves 300 pixels to the left as you watch, or that you can’t even read this post because the background is so busy, that’s why.  I’ve finally got the hang out making layouts for WordPress, and so now I’m cleaning up the templates I have used.  Don’t worry, I’m not one of those stupid people who have such active backgrounds you can’t read the text.  I’m working at the layout one #div at a time.

Apologies for any inconvenience, although I doubt anyone is dropping by, so that’s a bonus.


Edit: So, the layout is finally updated, the archive is about to get an update and a makeover too.  Who are these pixel chicks on the header?  Taz and Anna, characters that seem to haunt me no matter what I write.  Sorry, I just didn’t want to have a specific fandom header any more.

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Now using WordPress

28
Jun 2009

I am now using WordPress on my site.  I have been very wary of it in the past, because I have had so much trouble skinning it to my liking.  Even now, my favourite quote block is weird, and my links are lacking a box around them.  However, it is infinitely better than dealing with my stroppy “build a blog” version.  I love having tags and categories, and the plugins have come on in leaps and bounds since I last tried to use WordPress (around 2003?).

So far, I’m happy with it.  Now, to move it all over to the main site.

Oh, and do you like my Sparkly Harmony layout?  I love her.  She’s so pretty.

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New Look!

22
Mar 2008

I’ve done a small new update on the layout of the site. Have tested it in IE and Firefox, and it looks better than the old version did in IE… why, why, why would you use IE when Firefox is on offer? I still don’t get it.

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Pinkness!

28
May 2007

I have once more given this site an overhaul. It kinda looks like a raspberry exploded here, but I like it all the same. Now I have a pretty Denise Richards banner, and the layout works with all sizes of browser from 1024×768 upwards. It probably still looks alright in 800×600, but since few people use that setting any more, I haven’t knocked myself out making it work.

I’ve also moved all of my fanfic over to my automated archive, which cuts down on coding hassle when I fall in love with another fandom, or even write something new for a fandom I’m already a part of… it might happen.

Inevitably some people will hate the layout. Don’t care. It’s my site, not yours. I have learnt by experience that asking for input actually unleashes hell, you get demands from little fuckwits who believe that because they enjoy using someone’s site, that the owner of the site actually owes them – and if the user hates something, the webmistress should change it. Don’t care. I love pink, I love Denise Richards, am generally happy with the new look, so all is good.

Edited to Add: This site looks much better in Firefox. It’s useable with Internet Explorer, but gorgeous in Firefox, so bear that in mind. Also, why on earth would anyone stick with the ugly that is IE when they could have FF at no cost?

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New Look!

7
Jan 2007

Well, I’ve finally updated. Nothing huge, but at least I’ve tarted up the look of the site. We’d been stuck on “Dark Jensen” for about a year. Now we have “Noir Boots”, the spangly boots of Noel Fielding, aka Vince Noir.

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A Fifth Sense

18
Aug 2006

Rating: PG

Fandom: Mean Girls

Dedications: Carla, who craves Mean Girls femslash.

Feedback: Yes please. Who would say no?

Disclaimer: I don’t own Janis or Karen or anything to do with Mean Girls.

Summary: After the events of the movie, Karen goes to Janis for a chat.


Janis gave Karen a bewildered look, she opened her mouth to respond, closed it again and shook her head in confusion. “I’m sorry, run that by me one more time.”

“It’s my breasts,” Karen responded in a tone that told Janis she really should understand. It was very simple. “They’ve always been slightly psychic.”

Janis nodded. Cady had explained Karen’s “fifth sense” to her. At the time, she had wondered why Cady hadn’t explained to Karen the effect that cold air had on nipples (or, for that matter, that one was born with five senses), but she was beginning to get it now. There was a sweetness to Karen’s naivety, an openness to her excitement about being special. Instead of the cutting remark she thought she would have used, she said, “Like with the weather.”

“Exactly.” Karen seemed pleased that Janis had made the connection.

“And this has what to do with me?”

“Well, I think that they’re telling me something else now. Not just the weather.”

“Which is?” Janis prodded.

“Well, I think they’re telling me that I like you.”

Janis paused to mull this over. She knew that Karen meant more than “like” because Karen seemed to like everyone. With the Plastics disbanded and nobody telling her who she could and could not talk to and who was and was not cool, Karen seemed to embrace every clique, sub-clique and non-clique in the school. Sometimes it was met with resentment, sometimes amusement, and always with bafflement. Karen even liked people who flat-out hated her, a trait that put her in the running for most popular girl in school. It was a good thing Karen had no aspirations to rule otherwise Janis might fear a Plastics Revisited outbreak.

“Why do you think this?” Janis asked, to buy more time.

“Well, they’re always pointing at you.”

Janis snorted in amusement but managed to turn it into a cough quite quickly. “Karen, is it cold when this happens?” she asked fighting hard to control her tone.

“Yeah!” Karen’s smile lit up her face. “That’s how I know. It’s so cold, then I see you and I’m all warm.”

“Karen, I think you should think about this before deciding you like me,” Janis said. “And certainly bear in mind that I’m not into girls, no matter what Regina said.”

Karen paused and thought about it. “Well, sometimes Regina was right.” Karen glanced up at Janis, her blue eyes wide and hopeful. “She said Cady was mean, and she was, wasn’t she?”

“Yes, she was.” Janis sighed. “But Regina also said you were a whore, that’s not true.”

“You told Kevin you were Lebanese,” Karen said. “At the Spring Fling, I overheard you.”

“What does that have to do with anything?”

Karen gave her a big smile, her tone knowledgeable. “I’ve watched Ellen.”

“You lost me.”

“Can we just make out and see if we like it?”

Janis gave Karen an incredulous look. Did this tactic really work on guys? Then it occurred to Janis that Karen probably didn’t have to try to convince guys. When you were Plastic (disbanded or otherwise) guys liked you. All Karen had to do was smile sweetly and the guys would come running.

Janis thought hard of a way to get out of this, and slowly it dawned on her that the only way to get out of making out with Karen would be to make out with Karen. Karen was under the happy delusion that her breasts were telling her she was gay, when really all they were doing was announcing the temperature had dropped. The quickest way to convince her that she (and her breasts) were wrong would be to kiss her. Karen would be disappointed, and mosey away to ponder what had just happened, leaving Janis free for the rest of her afternoon.

“Ok then, come here.”

Karen frowned. “That’s not very romantic.”

“Neither was your proposition.”

“I didn’t ask you to marry me, just to make out.”

Janis considered correcting Karen, but decided it would be quicker if Karen was left feeling that Janis was the one who misunderstood. And kinder. Nobody really liked pointing it out to Karen when she made comments or asked questions that weren’t particularly bright. It would be like kicking a dog. Unlike Gretchen, Karen’s stupidity wasn’t malicious, just simple with a desire to be liked by everyone. Had the Plastics not adopted her, she probably would have been liked by everyone.

She leant towards Karen, wondering how on earth she was supposed to kiss a girl with such a big smile on her face. Karen’s lips were soft and tasted of girly lip gloss, not slightly rough like Kevin’s. Karen’s hands on her face were gentle and almost shy. When Janis put her arms around Karen, her hair was long and smooth as it brushed against the backs of her hands. The kiss was almost exact opposite any kiss she had shared with Kevin, but neither were bad kisses. Just different.

It was Karen who pulled away first, a dreamy smile on her face, her eyes half closed. “Much better than Seth Mosakowski,” she decided.

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Almost Unreal

17
Aug 2006

Title: Almost Unreal

Rating: G or U either way, nothing to upset anyone – except maybe homophobes, but good, I like upsetting them.

Feedback: Oh, yes. Good, bad, whatever.

Status: Complete

Disclaimer: Joss owns ‘em. I just borrowed them and I’ll have them back before he even notices they’re gone.

Summary: Faith’s in agony and convinced she’s dying, B’s with her. Buffy’s POV

Notes: This just occurred to me whilst watching ‘Five by Five’, no idea how it came about.


Faith screams and grabs my hand so tight I think my knuckles are going to pop. I stroke her hair. “You’re ok,” I tell her.

“Oh, yeah?” she spits out. She’s covered in sweat and there’s more blood than there should be. Her hard act crumples as another wave of pain hits. “It hurts.”

“You’re gonna be ok,” I tell her, hoping it’s true. What the hell would I do without my Faith?

Faith moans again, and this time I hear a bone in my hand snap. I fight to extricate my hand and replace it with the other one. My fingers are already starting to swell.

“Help me!” she screams at the many doctors floating around the room.

“We’re doing all we can, Faith,” one replies.

“Well do more!”

“Calm, girlfriend,” I say in what I hope is a soothing tone.

“Easy for you to say, you’re not the one in pain.” The tears are flowing now, for both of us.

“You’re ok.”

“I’m gonna die.”

“You’re not going to die. Don’t be such a drama queen.”

“Bite me!” she snaps. Faith’s always hated crying in public, it makes her nasty.

Another wave of pain hits her, and stops the angry flurry of words that were about to jump forth.

She writhes and moans, she looks awful, I’ve never seen anyone look this bad. “I love you,” I whisper.

“Love you too, B,” she hisses through clenched teeth.

“Work with us, Faith, not against us,” a helpful doctor says. I’m glad Faith’s not up to much right now, she’d probably knock him across the room for such an obvious comment if she was feeling better.

“You’re ok.” I squeeze her hand, she squeezes back and I worry about my other hand, but that takes a back seat to my worry for Faith.

“This is it, Faith.”

“Oh goody!” Venom oozes out of each word.

A final wave of pain hits her and a string of curses burst forth for a good few minutes, never once repeating herself.

Finally it ends, Faith relaxes and a peaceful look comes across her face. She smiles at me. “So?”

I turn to the doctor. “So?”

“Buffy, Faith, you have a beautiful baby girl.”


More Notes: I don’t know who the father was!

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Music Vids – Sorted

5
Jul 2006

I have now sorted out the blog so we have categories and the music videos are easier to find. This is much better. I’m amazed it works.

The Starlight-Tales domain is now nicely sorted out, and I don’t think there will be much more content added than this – maybe a few downloads of my PSP stuff, like gradients and brushes and stuff.

God, I love Quirrell in Harry Potter, he’s amusing.

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