a merry ghoul
21 October 2017 @ 10:15 pm
Two fics for Femslashex 2017  
Title: The Paternoster Gang Investigates: The Affair of the Eyes of Hades
Author: [personal profile] merryghoul
Rating: Mature
Pairing/Characters: Jenny Flint/Madame Vastra, Strax, Sam Swift, Ashildr | Lady Me
Contains: implied sexual content
Summary: From the journal of Jenny Flint, 1895. In which an old foe of Madame Vastra's reappears to attempt to steal a valuable gem. Or is the gem really a gem?

Title: Anything For a Friend
Author: [personal profile] merryghoul
Rating: Mature
Pairing/Characters: Missy/River Song
Contains: implied sexual content
Summary: Two psychopaths fell in love and got married. One of them saved the other's life. But they wouldn't say it's love--well, at least Missy wouldn't, anyway.
 
 
Jingle
21 October 2017 @ 03:28 pm
 
Is it okay to post here twice? I hope so. I'm having fun on DW and looking for more people to add, especially for a few fandoms in particular.

Name: Jingle
Age: 25
Country: USA
Subscription/Access Policy: Generally speaking, fandom posts and chill irl posts are public, and heavy irl posts are access-only.
Current Main Fandoms: Steven Universe, Disney Descendants, Ducktales 2017/Disney Duckverse, Pokemon (mostly the main series of games)

Other Notable Fandoms: Disney Animated/General Animated Film, Alice in Wonderland (The books, the Burton films, the Disney animated film, etc.), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Gravity Falls, Phineas and Ferb, Wander Over Yonder, 
Fannish Interests: Fanfiction and meta, mostly. I enjoy making icons, too, but don't do it that often. On the RP front, I'm kind of interested in starting some PSLs, too.
OTPs and Ships: I'm a big-time multi-shipper. I have a list of ships here. It probably needs updating, though.
 
 
havocthecat
20 October 2017 @ 09:07 am
I think I am creeped out by dead bat art now.  
Thousands of Bats Slaughtered Annually in Asia End up on Ebay and Etsy for Artsy Americans

Oh, of course they're not "ethically sourced," because why would they be when profit is involved?

(You see skeletal art at local craft shows too.)

(I really wasn't creeped out by dead thing art before.)

(Not that I don't understand "killing lots of shit for profit," but also PASSENGER PIGEONS, enough said there.)

(Damn it.)
 
 
 
 
havocthecat
17 October 2017 @ 08:12 am
At long last, I know why some recipes call for "sea salt" and it's not actually ridiculous!  
I usually ignore the salt measurements except when baking, and just salt to taste, but that's because I've been cooking since I've been old enough to drag a chair to the stove and push vegetables around on a skillet. This is potentially disastrous to people who don't know as much about cooking!

Sometimes your recipes call for a specific type of salt - and there could be an actual reason why. Not if it's trendy salt, usually, but if it's "sea salt," Diamond kosher salt, or Morton's kosher salt, there's a specific reason and you should actually pay attention. Who knew?

I mean, I've been cooking for multiple decades and I had no fucking clue before this morning, so if you didn't know, don't feel bad! Hell, Bon Appetit magazine didn't even know until 2013, and they're goddamn Bon Appetit gourmet magazine.

This is going to make a world of difference in my pickling, that's for sure. No wonder my pickled turnips always turn out too salty.

The Kosher Salt Question

Tagline: Prized for its purity and flaky texture, kosher salt has been a home-cooking standard for decades. But the two major brands, Diamond Crystal and Morton, are very different products. Your ruined meatballs can attest.
 
 
 
 
rivendellrose
16 October 2017 @ 10:51 am
of course (spoilery Discovery blather)  
Regarding the Very Spoilery Theory in my previous entry, I just realized something else.

Because of course there's one more layer to this that I hadn't considered last night... )
 
 
Dreams on the Wind: eugh
 
 
rivendellrose
15 October 2017 @ 07:53 pm
Discovery 1x05: Choose Your Pain  
Spoilers under the cut, the usual ranting and raving and random notes. And then more spoilers than usual because I think The Boy's Reddit habit ran him across something that's a major spoiler, and then he was like "Haha, listen to this crazy theory that a bunch of people seem to believe," and I was like "...Oh fuck I'm pretty sure that's actually true," and then my brain started putting together other disconnected pieces and guys, my brain just isn't a pretty place right now.

I will separate the Big Spoilers from the Just This Episode spoilers. But, like... WARNING.

Spoilers, spoilers everywhere. )
 
 
Dreams on the Wind: discontent
 
 
navaan
09 October 2017 @ 09:30 pm
Doctor Who: Public Call 2017 - Sign-Ups Open  


[community profile] public_call is a secret santa fic exchange for Doctor Who and its various related fandoms, run through LJ/DW and AO3.

Sign-ups are now open! Come and join the fun! Sign-ups will remain open until 8pm GMT on Wednesday, 18th October (When is that in my time zone?)

Full Rules & FAQ
 
 
nonelvis
09 October 2017 @ 09:26 am
A Brief History of Time (1/1, adult)  
Title: A Brief History of Time
Characters/Pairing(s): Bill Potts/Romana II
Rating: Adult
Word count: 3,050
Spoilers: none
Warnings: none
Beta: [personal profile] platypus
Summary: Visiting Romana at the bookshop became a habit. Or it began to look like it could take on the shape of a habit, because it was now three days in a row Bill had stopped by after work, and in the wee hours of the morning, she’d dreamt of the mossy scent of old paper, and of a twirl of blonde hair round her fingers.

Author's Notes: Because I wanted to write something nice for Bill, and there was no Bill/Romana II out there, and clearly someone had to fix that problem.

::xposted to [community profile] dwfiction and [livejournal.com profile] dwfiction, and archived at A Teaspoon And An Open Mind and Archive of Our Own

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