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B'day thanks, Inception, VOTE!, National Poetry Month, JGL, shows

Tis International Women's Day! {{{hugs you all}}} Tis also Pancake Day! {{{feeds you all}}}

Thank you to everyone who sent me greetings and ecards and v-gifts for my birthday; you all helped make turning 41 almost painless...or maybe that was the booze.

I spent the day watching gloriously slashy tv and movies (Hawaii Five-O! Supernatural! Glee!), eating fish and chips and chocolate (though not at the same time) and drinking a cocktail I threw together from the bottles that survived Xmyth:

one measure whisky
one measure Bols banana liqueur
two measures ginger wine

After my second one of those, I was feeling no pain, and also only half of my toes, and when I shared the recipe with entrenous88, she christened it the Sassy Monkey. I suspect that says more about me than the cocktail, but I likes it, so Sassy Monkey it is! :D



Inception has eaten my brain. I still read other fandoms, and I still having ongoing fic ideas in those other fandoms which I will get to eventually, but right now, I need to consume Arthur/Eames like it is oxygen - lots and often. It is also all I've written so far this year.

I'm currently competing in the semi-finals of ae_ldws (Arthur/Eames Last Drabble Writer Standing), so if you feel like reading 4 High School AU ficlets of upto 400 words each and voting for your most and least favourites, now is the time. :D

And yes, you read that right. High School AU - a genre/cliche I never expected to find myself writing in any fandom, but there you go. Another line in the sand well and truly scuffed into oblivion.

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Because of my success in writing to any and all prompts/genres chosen (so far) by the mods of ae_ldws, I have decided to sign up for something a little bit different: npmexchange: a National Poetry Month fic exchange, which has poems for prompts.

I pondered the potential insanity of it right up until five minutes before the close of signups, even though I already had my poems all chosen, and then tabaqui gave me a shove and told me to get on with it. So I did. Now I'm waiting for my prompt fandom and poem to arrive and wondering what I've let myself in for. Exciting or terrifying? YOU DECIDE!

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Why did no-one tell me how awesome Joseph Gordon-Levitt is? (And if someone did, I'm so sorry I wasn't more receptive and do you have links? picspams? squee I can squee along to?)

Until I watched Inception, I knew him mainly as the know-it-all kid with floppy hair from '3rd Rock from the Sun' - cute but nothing special.

HOLY CRAP !!!"

In the last few days, I've watched a bunch of his movies and I am in awe. (And a little bit in lust.) 'Mysterious Skin' blew me away. It simultaneously made me want to lick his hipbones and smother him with non-sexualized affection.

'Brick' fits neatly into my headcanon. Before Arthur grew up to be Arthur, he was Brendan. Someone needs to write that. Often.

'Killshot' has him playing a sleazy upstart killer who thinks he's much smarter and more important than he really is. He's all sleeveless tees, tattooed hands, cowboy boots and long, greasy hair. And now I want JGL to play a real psychopath because I think it would be epic.

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Shows I am watching in case you want to come squee with me;

Bedlam (all kinds of creepy); Big Bang Theory (because Sheldon makes me laugh no matter how crappy I'm feeling); Castle, because NATHAN FILLION; Criminal Minds, for Reid and Morgan and Garcia, gods bless her! (and for the moment; Criminal Minds: Spinoff Bollocks, until the inanity and lack of chemistry completely destroys my will to waste time on it); the CSIs - dumb but pretty; Glee (though I still have some catching up to do, dammit! I need my Glee-love back!); Hawaii Five-O, because the bromance is epic and the scenery is hypnotic and Chin's cheekbones are WOAH; Lie To Me because Tim Roth is having so much fun being a total bastard; The Mentalist because Jane just keeps working that 'Who, me?' smile and looks damn fine in a three piece suit; NCIS because Mark Harmon was my first crush and I have loved him since I was nine, and he gets to work with Illya Kuryakin!; Supernatural (pretty, pretty, snark, angels, demons, pretty, snark); and White Collar, for the hat. ;)

Oh! And "War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion" (1988), in all its cheesy, craptastic special effects glory. And it only took me most of the last 10 years to find it. :D


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