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Oct. 13th, 2011

Review: Hunter Prey [2010]

Hunter Prey (2010)Title: Hunter Prey
Writer: Nick Damon / Sandy Collora
Director: Sandy Collora
Outline: The Prometheus has dropped out of orbit. Communications and life support systems are down. Situation Critical: Status of Crew and Prisoner unknown. With orders to catch their Alien Prisoner alive the surviving crew of the spaceship Prometheus pursue a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with their escaped prisoner on a deserted and barren planet. But, who is the hunter and who is its prey?
Starring: Isaac C. Singleton Jr., Clark Bartram, Damion Poitier, Simon Potter, Erin Gray

Not since I sat down to watch Pitch Black with my husband have I been so pleasantly surprised by a low-budget sci-fi movie. Like with PB, I was expecting a mindless creature-feature to pass a bit of time. However, this story delivers with some good acting and, in my opinion, a good story/plot. I won't go into what I think really made this movie click as it would be spoiler-y, but I definitely recommend it for those who like their sci-fi with a bit less boom and a bit more intelligence.

If you have Netflix, either get the DVD or stream it, it's definitely worth your time.

Oct. 8th, 2010

Non Pairing-Centric Star Trek Rec Master List

This list will be continually added to. However, after the initial posting, I'll be making separate postings with all the updates. Feel free to give me the links to any gen fics you feel that I should recommend.

New additions are marked by the symbol newtrek.

TOS = The Original Series. For this category, I also include the first six [6] movies in this.
AOS = Alternate Original Series. This will include any stories based out of the eleventh [11] Star Trek movie and any future sequels with this particular Enterprise crew.

Ratings/Warnings:
FRC — Fan Rated Suitable For Children
FRT — Fan Rated Suitable For Teenagers
FRM — Fan Rated Suitable For Mature Persons
FRAO — Fan Rated Suitable For Adults Only


Essay/Meta



Making of an MD, Or Why I Think Bones Was a Boy Genius [location: livejournal]
author: [livejournal.com profile] northatlantic
source: AOS/TOS/TAS
character: Leonard McCoy
why: This is seriously my personal head-canon for McCoy.


Stories


General Non-Pairing )

Again, if you have a story you think I'd love, feel free to leave a link here.



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Rec List Update

As some of you might know, you can find all of my recs here at my delicious account. At the bottom of those post will be a copy/paste thing for you to comment with if you want me to read something and maybe put it on my rec list in the future.

Some of these are older, some of them may be newer. Oh, and I made a mini-icon for the new Big Bang Theory fics:


AtS/BtVS )
The Big Bang Theory )
Dresden Files - Book )
Haven )
InuYasha )
Star Trek )
Again, if you have a story you think I'd love, feel free to leave a link here.

Sep. 4th, 2010

Louisa May Alcott - A Long Fatal Love Chase

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

A Long Fatal Love ChaseA Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My love for this book really knows no bounds. It was recommended to me by a very good friend and I can now see why. This is the kind of story other gothic romance / thrillers strive to be but fall short of becoming. The villain is crafty and cruel, selfish and truly evil. The heroine is very brave and strong without it seeming unnatural or impossible for the time she lives in. The side characters are memorable and used well without taking away from the main characters.

What I found really fantastic about the side characters were the strong women shown who weren't made out to be jealous or petty toward Rosamond, but were shown to help her be her friends. It's something you don't really see enough of in stories, so it adds a wonderful and unexpected dimension to an already deep story.

The weakest part of the story, in my opinion, is the sub-plot of Ignatius' love for Rosamond. However, even this serves the purpose of clearly defining her choices. There's Tempest representing the temptation to give in to pleasure and the easy path and there's Ignatius who, by his own struggle between love and duty, represents the more difficult but ultimately right path of forgoing temporary happiness and pleasure.

Now, while being the representations of these two choices could lead to the characters being cardboard cut-outs, they are instead skillfully given depth by Alcott. Even Tempest, who could be nothing more than a caricature, is given a bit of humanity in that he did love his son and was thankful the boy was alive. Ignatius could have been represented as almost saintly, but we do have some human moments, such as when he slips up during the confrontation in the moor and attacks Tempest for insulting Rosamond.

To be honest, the icing on the cake –what really tips this story from 4 stars to 5– is the small and subtle foreshadowing we have for the ending given at the very beginning of the story when Tempest talks about the vision he saw in a mirror. Add to that the ending which was so perfectly dramatic and dark and I can't help but love this book.

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Sep. 2nd, 2010

Things That Would Make the Nook Better

I love my nook, but nothing is perfect. I have a list of things that I'd love to change about my nook and I'll force you to read (or scroll past) it.
  1. Sort by author should look the same in 'My Documents' as it does in 'My B&N Library
  2. When listing by title, the nook should automatically ignore the words 'a', 'an', and 'the'.
  3. I would like a cover flow in 'My Documents' like there is in 'My B&N Library'.
  4. I would like to have the option of having a series grouped together (in order) regardless of the list being sorted by title or author.
  5. Sort by most recent should list the most recent first, not last.
  6. In general, since people who read a lot of books usually have a specific way the like them arranged, sorting should be much more customizable
  7. You should be able to rate books in the 'My Documents' section
  8. You should also be able to mark books as 'read'.


Now that I've said all that, I need to get back to re-reading A Long Fatal Love Chase because, OMG, it's fucking epic. There will be squeeage when I've read it a couple more times. I'm also thinking of re-naming my nook to Jane. Any names you people like better for a nook?

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Aug. 31st, 2010

And 3 More Reviews.

Yes, I did get stuff done today besides read and post reviews, but I like the reviews! This time, it's the first three books in the 'Accidentally Friends' series.

The Accidental Werewolf (Accidental Friends, #1)The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While this is far from emotionally or mentally deep, it's the literary form of cotton candy. Sometimes, that's all we need. The main character is a ditz, which would get annoying in a longer story, but is cute in the comedic setting.
Accidentally Dead (Accidental Friends, #2)Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy

Where the first book in the series (The Accidental Werewolf) was quirky and cute with annoying but lovable characters, this book is annoying and boring with bitchy and unlikable characters. This is truly sad given that a lot of them are the same characters. And the love interested also comes off very bad and unlikable as well. The foul language is also something you'd expect to see from teens on a internet forum, not from a grown woman. I was hoping for at least mindless fluff, and I was sorely disappointed.

I think what annoys me even more is that they take a character who is supposed to be strong, and let her get verbally assaulted by everyone while thinking to herself that she deserves it. Seriously?

I'll still be reading this series, but mostly because I find it hard to fight the compulsion to finish a series I've started.
The Accidental Human (Accidental Friends, #3)The Accidental Human by Dakota Cassidy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book made trudging through Accidentally Dead so worth it. It was slightly less quirky and exaggerated than The Accidental Werewolf, but it was so very enjoyable and I found parts of it very very moving. It also made me like the characters again. Hopefully, the next book will continue this trend!

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Aug. 30th, 2010

I had a bit of a glut on paranormal/fantasy books the past few days. You wanna see what I read?

Cut to be considerate )

Aug. 28th, 2010

Diana Rowland - Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian #1)

Mark of the DemonMark of the Demon by Diana Rowland
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I went into this book expecting a decent read and got better than what I expected. The main character is flawed and lonely and the author shows this without letting it overwhelming the story. What I also like is that there is some romance and sex shown in the book without it becoming the sole focus. What can I say, I prefer my paranormal with a touch of romance, not the other way around.

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Aug. 22nd, 2010

Charlaine Harris - Shakespeare's Landlord (A Lily Bard Mystery)

Shakespeare's Landlord (A Lily Bard Mystery, #1)Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was recommended to me by a friend and I'm truly glad I read it. The main character is a strong woman who, while she has been shaped a lot by her past, is not broken by it and has found a way to cope. I really appreciated how it showed, not only told, how Lily kept people at a distance and was distrustful of the world around her. As the book progressed, I found it easier and easier to connect with Lily as she became slightly more open and started to deliberately interact more with the people around her.

One thing that struck me odd when I first read the description of the book was Lily's job. I didn't know how Harris would write her as a maid (and so much more) and not let that part of the story just fade away into the background until you began to wonder if she ever actually went to work. I've seen this happen with a lot of books. However, I was impressed with how we're not only shown Lily keeping up with her job, but how it really helps move the story along.

Another thing that I enjoyed about this book was that clues were given to who committed the murder in a way that the reader could pick up on them and possibly figure it out before Lily without making her look like an idiot. Also, I really liked a lot of the other characters in the book and I really cannot wait to start the next one!

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David Wellington - Monster Island: A Zombie Novel

Monster Island: A Zombie NovelMonster Island: A Zombie Novel by David Wellington
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I ended up being really disappointed by this book. It read like two different books, one trying to be Dawn of the Dead the other Shaun of the Dead, thrown together and not blended properly. It basically reads like a rough draft that could do with some major going-over. I've seen some people hand-wave this because it's a online serialized novel. However, given that I've read some really good online serialized novels and stories so I'm not inclined to forgive some of the more glaring problems with the book.

However, I do want to give it two stars because it has some definite potential not only with the basic premise, but also with the glimmers of characterization that can be seen in places.

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Aug. 21st, 2010

Lilith Saintcrow - Dante Valentine 01: Working for the Devil

Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, #1)Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cut for Spoilers )


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p.s. Yes I did stay up until @ 2:30am reading this. I'm too old for that shit!

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Aug. 17th, 2010

I Finally Read It!

"I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun."


Pride and Prejudice (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I began reading this, I wasn't expecting to actually like it all that much. Given the time period it was from, I expected to hate most, if not all, of the characters. Instead, what I found was a lead character who was strong and independent without being anachronistic. I loved the language and the flow of the story itself, and can see how it has stood the test of time. It doesn't fall back on the easy crutch of people just not talking, but actually uses the character's personalities to create drama.

I've heard a lot about Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, however, what really stuck with me is the lovely relationship between Elizabeth and Jane. In the early part of the story, I only felt Elizabeth's love for Jane, and how she acted toward her saved her from being a totally arrogant and self-congratulating character.

Speaking of, I actually enjoy that Elizabeth started out that way (IMO). She was shown with this major flaw, shown to not even realize it, yet it was acknowledged (in a very loving and soft way) by Jane. It was very satisfying to witness Elizabeth's evolution, as well as the evolution of her relationship with Mr. Darcy.

While I'm very happy Elizabeth and Darcy got their happy ending, I'm also glad that there wasn't a magic 'everyone's happy' ending. I'm also glad to see that, through Charlotte and Mr. Collins, we're shown that there is more than one way for a marriage to be happy.

All in all, I get the hype and find that the book is more than worth it.

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Jul. 27th, 2010

Hi *waves*

Any of you out there on Goodreads? Feel like starting up a book club/group with me? I read a wide variety, and I'm usually open to most things.

A link to my profile on Goodreads, if anyone's interested or just wants to friend me.

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Review: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln Vampire HunterAbraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Had this book's main character been just about anyone except Lincoln, I probably would have given it 4 or 5 stars. While the way his losses and reactions to those losses as written were very moving, the story cheapens his role in freeing the slaves by making it all about vampires and not at all about the slaves themselves.

As I said, if it had been about anyone else, I probably would have adored this book.

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Jun. 18th, 2010

Squeeage

So, I'm working on my layout (don't look, it's hideous right now) and I get a notification from AO3 that there's a gift-fic for me. I dropped everything to go read it, and I regret NOTHING!

Yeah, I'm all giddy now. The fic in question:
Swallowed by a Wave (Promises, Promises) [on LJ & AO3]
author: [livejournal.com profile] izzyfics
pairing: Janice Rand/Nyota Uhura
rating: FRM
summary: In which they're at a beach resort and the waves are large, the sun is warm, and Janice is impulsive.


Just to warn you, it contains one of my bullet-proof kinks. Nothing dirty ;)

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Fic Rec

We have a first time happening on LJ here: [personal profile] velvetwhip is posting Spuffy fic. More than that, it's Spuffy fic that I'm actually enjoying. Scary, huh? Now for the details:
Come Pouring Down Unified [locations: livejournal or personal archive]
author: [personal profile] velvetwhip
pairing: Angel(us)/Willow, Buffy/Spike
rating: FRAO
summary: *Set post NFA* In the aftermath of the final battle, Willow, Angel, Spike, and Buffy are faced with the challenge of what to do when the war is over.
why: I have the privilege of beta'ing this, so I've read ahead of what's been posted. Trust me, this a realistic and mature look at all four characters and both pairings. It's Spuffy that could be lasting while keeping both characters, IMO, in character.


In other news, two days until my birthday!!! For a refresher to any planning on churning out something quickly for me (or giving me a late gift, which I love as well), here's my list again:

My list: still very long. )

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Jun. 16th, 2010

Grr

There's a fic out there, it's Star Trek AOS, and it involves McCoy and a plant. It was a gift from some aliens, it has sex with him in his sleep, and I can't remember what it's called.

...

Why do I not have this bookmarked? Does anyone know which fic it is?

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Jun. 14th, 2010

Gr.

It's 3369 words long; I don't wanna read over it again to see how many times I skipped words, used the wrong words, and murdered the English language.

I need a pre-beta beta, someone who feels they need to suffer, because my beta doesn't deserve to have to suffer though a rough-draft.

Fuck it, if you don't hear from me in a few hours, send help, the fic has eaten me alive and my kids will need someone to make them breakfast in the morning.

After much discussion with my beta ("Break that shit up!" "Yes, ma'am") I've decided that this chapter needs to be split in two and both parts fleshed out. This fic, which was going to be(at most) 5 chapters, is looking down the barrel of 6 or 7. My muse has issues staying around for that long.

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Aaaaand another thing...

Y'all are going to get tired of hearing from me soon.

I'm thinking about taking Kirk/McCoy and all incarnations there-of (save in threesomes) off my subscription list on delicious, simply because it overwhelms my list. Seriously, I love the pairing as well, but can we get some variety?

Does anyone else listen to music when they write? If so, what music do you listen to?

In other news, I'm kinda having fun with the notes feature on LJ, I just wish that the notes didn't show up on my comment page. It messes up the layout a bit. I like long notes. And now, a scene (unbeta'd):

Tonya strides out the back door and deep into the unkempt field beside her grandfather's house. She stops when she believes no one will be able to hear her, firmly plants her feet shoulder-width apart, and raises her two middle fingers to the sky in a gesture of rage and frustration, shaking as she screams, "Fuuuuuuuck yooouu!"

Dropping her hands to her sides and taking a deep breath, she turns and heads back into the house, bound and determined to finish the damn chapter and chop out some of the unnecessary smut. It's the wrong damn ship for the story.


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Jun. 11th, 2010

Rec List Update

As some of you might know, you can find all of my recs here at my delicious account. At the bottom of those post will be a copy/paste thing for you to comment with if you want me to read something and maybe put it on my rec list in the future.

Some of these are older, some of them may be newer. Shall we begin?


AtS )
BtVS )
Chronicles of Riddick / Star Trek: AOS )
Doctor Who )
Dresden Files - TV )
Glee )
Heroes )
Star Trek )
Again, if you have a story you think I'd love, feel free to leave a link here.



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Jun. 7th, 2010

Shh

Just playing with the crossposting feature on Dreamwidth.

Also, while going through stuff at my grandpa's house, I found a deck of UNO. It's been so many years since I've played that game. I'll have to see if I can find the rules online so I can play it with my daughter.

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May. 1st, 2010

There I go, committing fanfic again!

When Gods Collide [AtS/BtVS, Illyra, Willow, implied Angel/Willow, FRC, written for [livejournal.com profile] monicaop]
At my personal archive.
At InsaneJournal.
At Dreamwidth.
At my writing journal.
At nha_fic.


In other news, I just realized that my Dreamwidth account ([dreamwidth.org profile] tmbreck) could be read as Too Much Breck. You'd tell me if there was too much of me, yeah? :)

Also, I'm trying to decide if I should bookmark my fic posts to communities in my delicious account if I'm only linking in those posts to other sites with the fic. I'm thinking not, as you usually don't have comments on those posts. I did, however, save them to my memories so that I knew which communities I was posting to. I didn't save the posts where I put the actual fic, because I have those already bookmarked in delicious. See how organized I am?

However, I am trying to figure out which communities I should post my fic to. And I should actually try posting them to Dreamwidth and Insanejournal communities, as well. And, of course, I need to hunt down a Star Trek beta as my long-term beta is not in the fandom and hasn't watched the show/movies anytime recently. Does anyone know of a place I can go to get Star Trek specific betas where it's pretty straight-forward how to do it? I'm looking for someone who's willing to beta no matter the pairing, character, and squick/trigger factor. I have a feeling I'm going to be going dark with many a character and pairing... If I manage to keep writing.

Speaking of fic; McChekov? Killing me here.

How is everyone's morning going?

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Apr. 27th, 2010

Rec List Update

As some of you might know, you can find all of my recs here at my delicious account. At the bottom of those post will be a copy/paste thing for you to comment with if you want me to read something and maybe put it on my rec list in the future.

And, no, I still haven't updated the main lists with the rec's for the last update. I will, I promise! Some of these are older, some of them may be newer. Shall we begin?


AtS )
Glee )
Star Trek )
Again, if you have a story you think I'd love, feel free to leave a link here.



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Feb. 4th, 2010

Rec List Update

As some of you might know, you can find all of my recs here at my delicious account. At the bottom of those post will be a copy/paste thing for you to comment with if you want me to read something and maybe put it on my rec list in the future.

Some of these are older, some of them may be newer. Shall we begin?


AtS/BtVS )
Glee )
Heroes )
Star Trek )
Again, if you have a story you think I'd love, feel free to leave a link here.



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Jan. 30th, 2010

Write Every Day

I'm going to be leaving for Ohio February 8th. Given how much short notice this is, and that I only have about a week or so to prepare (including paperwork and switching my daughter's schools), I'll be going on a hiatus. This means no Write Every Day posts. Check out my calendar:

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This means that the first eight [8] challenges submitted to my site will get filled (hopefully) by the end of February. There are some rules:
  1. In the summary list [characters not listed that you want];[possible word prompt];[possible quote/lyric prompt]
    1. ex: Willow; black; Winter that year was strange and gray.

  2. You can only use the categories all ready listed at my site.
    1. The exception is for Crossovers. Those can be between any two of the categories list, including original. Just list it in the summary if a crossover category doesn't exist.
    2. I cannot fill prompts for co-writing, obviously.

  3. Feel free to add any characters you need to in the summary if they are not listed.

  4. There is no 4.

  5. If you are absolutely opposed to a romantic pairing with the characters you listed, please state so in the summary.
    1. Any prompts that list only one character will be viewed as character study/gen prompts.
    2. It is up to my discretion if I want to write a romantic pairing for your prompt.


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Jan. 26th, 2010

Write Every Day

Managed to work on some more of that ficlet from the Federation Series I was working on yesterday. Then I got to writing more, and realized that it's so totally not part of the series. This is like.. post destruction of Vulcan and post break-up with Uhura. I have to make sure to write about the break-up in a way that is reasonable and manages not to vilify or demonize Uhura. I think I can mange it. Hopefully. Also, this isn't going to be anything happy and fluffy bunny. More like bordering on, if not fully living in the land of, creepy. And, for you, a snippet:
Bending his head, he places his lips against her neck and molds his body to her. When he feels guilt begin to surface in her, he gently bites down where her neck and shoulder meet and firmly places his hand between her thighs in a move he has learned is the quickest way to encourage her desire to override her conscience. While he admires her strong moral code, he cannot allow it to jeopardize what they have. As he sinks into her arousal, he can feel his body begin to respond and pulls her hips pulls her hips tighter against him.
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Jan. 25th, 2010

Write Every Day

It was a hellacious weekend, thus the lack of W.E.D. posts. I missed writing Saturday, Sunday I wrote something that depressed the hell out of me, and Monday I wrote something personal that I never intend to share. Today, I worked on part of my Federation Series (regular 'verse companion to my AOS mirrorverse series). This is as of yet unbeta'd because it's not fleshed out enough for even my beta to see. However, you get a snippet!
Where his people repress passion, her people often use passion as a tool to express and deepen intimacy. He is aware she would be willing to forgo sexual contact out of respect for him. However, he is also aware she would not thrive in such a relationship and would eventually leave because of it. It is not an outcome he would prefer.
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Jan. 21st, 2010

Write Every Day

Today's writing was an utter failure. I had to scrap everything I wrote. Apparently, I can't write anything happy unless it's total crack right now. Gr.
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Jan. 20th, 2010

Write Every Day

Wrote some more on my Chapel study. One day, you'll actually get to read it!

There'll be a surprise at the end of the month, as well. Oh, since you asked so nicely, I'll go ahead and tell you. At the end of the month, I'll put up a link to where you can put in challenges in my personal archive. You don't have to sign up, it takes anonymous challenges. However many red squares I end up with, that's how many challenges I'll take! It'll be first come first serve. I'll let you know specific details when the time comes.

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Jan. 18th, 2010

Write Every Day

Today, I both wrote on my Chapel write up, and I did a little drabble. Well, 200 words. I don't usually write in present tense, but it just came out that way. It's Spillow, set in a slightly AU ending of season 6. Let me know what you all think!
They dance together to music only she can hear as the world burns around them. She isn't the first girl he's spun around in the ashes with, but she could be the last.

Bending low to her ear, he whispers that they should leave; there's nothing left for them here. It's not strictly a lie. Sure, the Watcher's still clinging to life somehow, but his girl went to town on the poor bastard and now no one would recognize him. Spike doubts he'd be much entertainment for the little witch anymore.

He's not sure what sent Willow off the deep end; he only knows that when she came back, she didn't come back all the way. Somewhere, deep in that soul he's not sure he really wanted, he aches for the good little girl he knew – the one who agonized over even bruising the feelings of a demon who had done his part to shorten her lifespan. However, high on the magic laced blood she freely offered, he finds it easy to ignore that small pain. After all, they have the world to conquer.

“Hey, now, what do you say we head to L.A. and drop in on some family?”


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Rec List Update

As some of you might know, you can find all of my recs here at my delicious account. At the bottom of those post will be a copy/paste thing for you to comment with if you want me to read something and maybe put it on my rec list in the future.

Some of these are older, some of them may be newer. Shall we begin?


Doctor Who )
Glee )
Heroes )
Smallville )
Star Trek )
Again, if you have a story you think I'd love, feel free to leave a link here.



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Jan. 17th, 2010

Write Every Day

Again with the Chapel write up! Tomorrow, I'm working on fanfic. Besides, my DVDs need a rest. In the meantime, witness my pretty table:

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McCoy-Centric Star Trek Rec Master List (Updated 02-03-2010)

This list will be continually added to. However, after the initial posting, I'll be making separate postings with all the updates. Feel free to give me the links to any McCoy and McCoy pairing fics you feel that I should recommend.

New additions are marked by the symbol newtrek.

TOS = The Original Series. For this category, I also include the first six [6] movies in this.
AOS = Alternate Original Series. This will include any stories based out of the eleventh [11] Star Trek movie and any future sequels with this particular Enterprise crew.
Ratings/Warnings:
FRC — Fan Rated Suitable For Children
FRT — Fan Rated Suitable For Teenagers
FRM — Fan Rated Suitable For Mature Persons
FRAO — Fan Rated Suitable For Adults Only

Stories


Non-Pairing )
Chapel/Kirk/McCoy )
Chapel/McCoy )
Gaila/McCoy )
Kirk/McCoy )
McCoy/Spock )
McCoy/Uhura )
Again, if you have a story you think I'd love, feel free to leave a link here.



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Non-McCoy Star Trek Rec Master List (Updated 10-08-2010)

This list will be continually added to. However, after the initial posting, I'll be making separate postings with all the updates. Feel free to give me the links to any non-McCoy pairing fics you feel that I should recommend.

New additions are marked by the symbol newtrek.

TOS = The Original Series. For this category, I also include the first six [6] movies in this.
AOS = Alternate Original Series. This will include any stories based out of the eleventh [11] Star Trek movie and any future sequels with this particular Enterprise crew.
Ratings/Warnings:
FRC — Fan Rated Suitable For Children
FRT — Fan Rated Suitable For Teenagers
FRM — Fan Rated Suitable For Mature Persons
FRAO — Fan Rated Suitable For Adults Only

Authors

Djinn
[livejournal.com profile] djinn_fic / Djinn's Lair] - I could go through and individually list all of the stories I love, but that would be pretty much all of them. Just go to this site for much Chapel/Spock and Chapel/Kirk love. I haven't looked at the stuff outside of TOS yet, but given the quality of the TOS fic, I'm sure that it's well worth a read.

[livejournal.com profile] cards_slash
I'm a sucker for her McCoy/Spock, most notably her series beginning with FML. Then again, I'd never say no to her Kirk/McCoy, either. The threesomes? They also rock. Go check for yourself!

slash4femme
[[livejournal.com profile] slash4femme / [dreamwidth.org profile] slash4femme] After you go through this list, {which some of slash4femme's fics are on} head over to her journal and read all you can devour. I'm especially a big fan of her McCoy/Spock Prime fics. Beautiful work.

Stories


Amanda/Sarek )
Chapel/?? )
Chapel/Kirk )
Chapel/Sarek )
Chapel/Spock )
Chapel/Spock/Uhura )
Chapel/SpockPrime )
Christine Chapel/Nyota Uhura )
Enterprise Pairings )
Gaila/Kirk )
Gaila/Scotty )
Gaila/Spock )
Khan/McGivers )
Kirk/Rand )
Kirk/Spock )
Kirk/Spock/Uhura )
Kirk/Uhura )
Number One/Pike )
Planetary Pairings )
Rand/Uhura )
Scotty/Uhura )
Spock/T'Pring )
Spock/Uhura )

Again, if you have a story you think I'd love, feel free to leave a link here.



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Jan. 16th, 2010

Write Every Day

Again, today I wrote on my outline/essay/examination of Chapel in Star Trek TOS and TAS. You get no snippet, mwahahahha. Also, I'm backdating this because I'm a couple hours late posting. What can I say, I got caught up in the episodes. However, you do get a handy dandy table:

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Jan. 15th, 2010

Write Every Day

Today, again, I wrote more on my episode by episode breakdown of Chapel. Again, you get no snippet. I'm evil like that!


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Jan. 14th, 2010

Write Every Day

Today, I did two things for writing. I did a bit of a character being happy, or at least getting there. The other thing I did was start an episode by episode break down of Christine Chapel. Part of me just wants to see if I'm putting on blinders and refusing to see the pathetic character others do, or if her reputation is more than a bit undeserved. I'll be covering both TOS and TAS. I won't actually be able to cover the movies until I get them on DVD.

Basically, what that all means is that you get no snippet today. Mwahahaha.

In case anyone's interested, this was actually brought on by a few fics in which Chapel's the lovesick shrew, and then, finally, this discussion post at [livejournal.com profile] spock_chapel.

When I do get this finished, I will be posting here, in case you want to read it.

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Jan. 13th, 2010

Write Every Day

Backdated, because I'm anal and don't want this to be marked as posted half hour after midnight.

This one is from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I know, you're shocked it isn't more Star Trek! This is something I had started work on a long time ago, and I just picked it out again today and started reworking some of it. Unbeta'd, so be warned. Here's just a snippet:
Her eyes are completely black as she rides him, hands pressing against him where his heart used to beat.

“You'll always be mine, right? I won't let you leave me.”
He's not sure when it all started to change, when she started to get lost in her own spell. Maybe he had simply found the one girl who he could make fall for him just by loving her enough. Either way, he was going to do everything he could to bind her tight to him.
He rolls them over, hand slipping unnoticed under the pillow. Bracing himself on one arm, he drags his free hand down the bed along side her, concealing a dark emerald gemstone under his palm.
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Jan. 11th, 2010

Write Every Day

Today, I wrote crack! It was fun, not really having to worry about being in character, or timelines, or anything. This is Star Trek, Reboot, implied orgy, nothing to do with any of my other writings. I offer you a small snippet:
Watching the Vulcan advancing on her, Christine began to realize that drawing his attention was not, perhaps, her best idea ever.

McCoy walked in as she was inspecting the area on her neck that Spock had assaulted with his hypo.

“He got you two as well?”

At their nods, he strode out of the bay muttering about space madness and alien pollens.
The rest, can be read the rest at my archive.

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Jan. 10th, 2010

Write Every Day

I'm getting this one in early. Ha! This is not in the same verse as the others. This is from my Federation Series. Hey, I have to keep my two storylines straight somehow, right? Anyway, this one has gone through countless re-workings and my beta and I finally hammered it into submission. In celebration, I present you with a snippet:
Christine Chapel was 18 years old and the daughter of Drs. Lauren and Patterson Chapel, a very ambitious and hard-working couple. She had no doubt her parents loved her, but she knew they felt it was more important they push forward with their scientific advancements than raise their child when nannies and tutors were more qualified for the job. That left Christine's marraine, Caroline, to fill the role of mother as best she could. Her dear godmother, however, was not very good with discipline or boundaries.

Christine refused to use her parents' careers, or Caroline's lack of disciplinary skills, as a crutch, however. In the end, she ended up a strange mix of responsibility and entitlement, love and loneliness. She had her faults, and she was well aware of them, however, she also had the will to correct them.
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Jan. 9th, 2010

Write Every Day

This is totally backdated because I got distracted watching a movie and forgot to post. Unbeta'd, so here's a snippet. It's in the Empire Series, and it's from T'Pau's POV. So, no sex, but we do see that this Mirrorverse has been altered by Nero. Later, in the multi-chapter series, I'll even explain the circumstances behind Nero's trip through the wormhole! However, for now, a snippet from T'Pau:
Since before she was born, the Terrans had ruled over T'Pau's people without mercy. Vulcan, as a whole, had been absorbed into the Empire and there had seemed very little that could be done about it.

However, there were those behind the scenes, waiting for an opportunity to arise, a way to exploit a weakness in the Empire. Their patience was rewarded when one of the Imperial Fleet's own ships was attacked by what was later was revealed to be a Romulan vessel.
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Jan. 6th, 2010

Write Every Day

Still in the Empire series. Unbeta'd. Again, Jim's POV Tomorrow, I post the story!
Kirk wasn't sure what the other captains had received in that second message, but what he'd been given was not something he wanted to even think about again.
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Just... I'm Not Sure I Should Have Watched...


bestweekever: There Are Definitely Some Of You Who Will Get Turned On By This: The Bear Grylls Self-Enema

I think that was a porno once...

Jan. 5th, 2010

Write Every Day

I would have gotten more done, but there was re-writes, then posting to do. You know how it is. So, since this is incomplete, you get the snippet. Unbeta'd, so don't look to [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip when it looks like crap.

Yes, this is still from my Empire series. And, this one is finally from Kirk's POV. Small warning, Kirk had a potty mouth. Bad Kirk!
It took a while for Kirk to figure out what his first officer was doing with their newest Head Nurse. With anyone else, the small touches would have been thoughtless gestures, but with Spock they obviously had a purpose. It wasn't until the Vulcan had stared straight into his eyes as Chapel slightly, and unconsciously, leaned into the touch that he knew for sure.

That fucking Vulcan bastard.


And, someone asked me how this series differs from the TOS mirrorverse enough to make it AOS. Just to let everyone know, that will be addressed.

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Check My Geek Math

Earth --> Vulcan (a little over) 16 light years *
(TOS / AOS era) Warp 8 = 512 x the speed of light**
1 light year would take a year to travel (at the speed of light) ***

So, this is my math:

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So, by my calculations, at warp 8. it would take about 11 days (more, actually, but I don't know how much 'a little over' is) to get to Vulcan from Earth.

Over 16 fucking years at sub-light speed, which Enterprise would be traveling after ejecting the warp core.

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I'm thinking they got a tow home. You agree? Of course, maybe they found a base on the way. Yeah, I just now thought of that. I R Smrt!

* info from memory-alpha.org
** info from star-fleet.com
*** It's all in the name.

Write Every Day

Unbeta'd, because it took so long. This is only a snippet, because of the non-beta'd status.

Again, Star Trek: AOS, Mirrorverse. I will be posting this as soon as it's finished and has been beaten into submission by my beta.
Everything about her seemed designed to present a challenge, and Kirk was well known to love challenges. Her presence on board the Enterprise would provide the perfect opportunity to remind the Captain that anything he had or wanted could easily be taken away.
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Jan. 3rd, 2010

Write Every Day

This is beta'd. Shocking, right? I happened to find my beta and force her to read over it before I posted. Pre-beta was too scary for words.

This takes place in AOS mirror!verse, and it's Chapel/Spock (my very first Star Trek OTP). Who knows, I may eventually expand on it. There's a whole big story waiting to be written about how he can be not physically interested to start with, but still be able to have sex with her. And, yes, I'm posting the whole thing. One day, I'll be back in my grove and able to write more than 100-200 snippets.

Since this could be a complete story in and of itself, a nice snippet, I'll give you the whole thing. I call it Sex and Other Tools.
It was like this every time.

Christine wasn't sure, at first, why he initiated anything if it wasn't something he physically wanted. When he'd taken her the first time, she had assumed it was a show of power; domination through sex. Still, what he had done was less like fucking than making love.

It wasn't until she caught Kirk staring at her one day, noticing Spock had seen it as well, that the words he always said as he sank into her every night began to make sense.

“If another were to touch you, this would cease.”

Her body on fire from his touches, both physical and mental, everything clicked into place.

She was a pawn he used against the captain, a way to show Kirk that his first officer was more than capable of taking something he wanted and keeping it for himself.

Oddly enough, it made it easier to just let go and enjoy. Power plays were something she could understand. That he did everything possible to addict her to his touch didn't really bother Christine. After all, there were far worse things he could do.


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Dec. 31st, 2009

As I See It (Star Trek: TOS Edition) - The Man Trap Pt 2

Warning: Heavy on the graphics.

In which I slash Jones.
Original Airdate 09-08-1966
Remastered Airdate 09-29-2007
Production # 6149-06
Episode1.05
Stardate1513.1 - 1513.8 (7 hours, a week?)
PlanetM-113
Non-Crew AliensSalt seeking Vampire


Part 2 of 2 )

As I See It (Star Trek: TOS Edition) - The Man Trap pt 1

Warning: Heavy on the graphics.

In which I slash Jones.
Original Airdate 09-08-1966
Remastered Airdate 09-29-2007
Production # 6149-06
Episode1.05
Stardate1513.1 - 1513.8 (7 hours, a week?)
PlanetM-113
Non-Crew AliensSalt seeking Vampire
Part 1 of 2 )


Part 2 will be posted shortly.

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"Would it break your back, Eeyore?" asked Pooh, very much surprised.

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