2014 prompts spreadsheet

Dec. 21st, 2014 03:21 pm
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
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If anybody would like a sortable-by-fandom spreadsheet of all the 2014 YT prompts (based on the official text file), I made one. It's an .ods file so most spreadsheet programs should be able to read it:

2014 Yuletide Prompts spreadsheet

Column 1 is the prompter's name, column 2 is the fandom. Column 3 is the characters list, if they requested any characters; if not it goes right into the optional details. After that there's a new column every time there was a line break in the prompter's details.

omg, this cat.

Dec. 21st, 2014 04:10 am
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
[personal profile] synecdochic
We keep the cat treats in a locked Ikea cabinet in my office -- it's a two-drawer cabinet, like this but stacked on top of each other instead of side by side. Ginny loves those damn treats; she comes running every time the cabinet gets opened, even if it's me opening the top drawer (where I keep my snacks) instead of the bottom drawer (where the cat treats, among other things, are).

I just caught her standing in front of the cabinet with her teeth on the key trying to turn it.

Our cat has figured out that keys open doors.
veleda_k: Rachel Turner from White Collar (White Collar: Rachel Turner)
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Title: I've Done Made the Devil a Deal
Chapter title: But My Dark Side's True (5x11: Shot Through the Heart)
Fandom: White Collar
Wordcount: ~1400 (this chapter)
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Rachel Turner, Neal, Peter, Hagen
Pairing(s): Rachel/Neal
Contains: Canonical character deaths
Notes: The fic will eventually have spoilers through 6x01. Even early chapter should be assumed to have spoilers for the whole of season 5. Fic title comes from "Hell on Heels" by the Pistol Annies. Chapter title comes from "Kinda Outta Luck" by Lana Del Rey. This fic is completed, but I'm going to posting chapters every few days in order to not spam my flist. (Or, well, that was the plan. The advantage to posting a completed fic is that there aren't long delays. Unless the author is a COMPLETE FLAKE.)
Summary: Rachel nearly has her hands on the score of a lifetime, if only she can keep control. But nothing's going to go quite the way she planned. (Rachel's POV of episodes 5x03-6x01)

This Chapter

First part

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Dec. 20th, 2014 12:51 pm
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[personal profile] copperbadge
Apparently the secret to last-minute Christmas shopping is to get up at the asscrack of dawn the Saturday before Christmas and be done by noon. My morning was bananas, but I can't deny I Got Shit Done.

It was a banner morning for shopping. I caught the bus into the loop and picked up a few sacks of popcorn at Garrett's, which is a Chicago franchise popcorn shop that I'm pretty sure uses crack in their cooking process somewhere. My stepfather wanted some for Christmas, so it's now sealed up in ziplock bags in my luggage.

Then I went to Macy's, which is much like a fool returning to his folly, because Macy's on State is hellish at the best of times due to its ancient building layout and elevators to nowhere. But it opens at 7am on holiday shopping weekends, and at 9am was still essentially empty. I couldn't quite believe my luck but I wasn't going to push it, either, so after picking up a couple of ornaments as small gifts, I bushwhacked my way down to the basement and chilled in the food court for a while.

The nice thing about Macy's is that it connects via the Pedway to Block 37, the mall across the street, which ALSO connects via the Pedway to Daley Plaza, home of the Giant Picasso Baboon, which is where they hold Christkindlmarkt every year. For an idea of what Christkindlmarkt is truly like in Chicago, may I recommend my fanfic Christkindlfuckup. It is exactly like that.

The Markt is actually really pleasant early in December, especially before dark, but it gets busier and busier as Christmas draws near. People were actually queuing up at 10:30 for access to the ORNAMENT SHACK where all the Christmas Ornaments are sold (most of the Markt is open booths, but there are two giant ORNAMENT SHACKS where you enter slowly and do a lap while you select which hilariously hideous ornaments you wish to buy). There were also long waits for pretzels, wine served in ceramic shoes, and pastries of many kinds. I skipped it all and homed in on the kitsch, because Mum wanted a new centerpiece for the table, and then bought a fluffy hat, because I have a problem when it comes to winterwear. The struggle is real.

AND THEN I went and bought some seasonings for a cooking project at the grocery store, and had the singular experience of walking into Trader Joe's, which has a big NO PRESERVATIVES NO MSG sign outside their entry, while carrying a shaker of MSG in my backpack.

So now I am home with a new hat, a giant sack of popcorn, all the German Kitsch, a week's worth of protein bars from Trader Joe's, and a shaker of MSG.

Winning at Saturday!

*rips open even more wrapping paper*

Dec. 20th, 2014 01:05 pm
pauraque: bird flying (Default)
[personal profile] pauraque
Hey look look look, I got a second gift for Kinky Kristmas! :D

Sin and Salt (NC-17, Aurora Sinistra/Pansy Parkinson) by Mystery Author
Pansy Parkinson’s seventh year is full of secrets.

I'd prompted a scenario where there's a slow build to a forbidden relationship between a teacher and a student, but I didn't specify characters, because I wanted to be surprised. And I was, in such a wonderful way! Aurora is caught between her convictions and her fears, not a villain but definitely no hero. Pansy is brighter than most people realize, but morally adrift and not quite mature enough to understand the consequences of the power she seeks. Good stuff.

And now to finish my [livejournal.com profile] severus_fest fic. /o\

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