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08 November 2010 @ 11:23 pm
Home again, home again, jiggety jig.
I am home, exhausted but happy, after three wonderful days with most of the usual Horbling suspects, gingerpig, ruric, lonelybrit, vampirefever, eatenbyweasels, princess_s, esmerelda_t, vic_amy_z, sometimeredhead, and one new face, Claire - the second Brit that gingerpig has picked up and adopted in LA. She finds us the bestest toys! ;)

The journey there was an adventure. Over 9hrs of travelling, on two buses, three trains (including a missed connection) and a taxi ride which was diverted by the police due to something involving a lot of red flashing lights and a 500yd section of blocked-off road. After a detour down dark, narrow lanes that even the cab driver wasn't sure about, I finally arrived and immediately changed into my PJs and poured a drink. I'd earned it!

Dream On! Sorry, I mean Read On. ;)Collapse )
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05 November 2010 @ 08:07 am
Off to Horbling!
Nobody break the internet while I'm away, k? And don't go doing anything silly while I'm not here to point and laugh.

See you all when I sober up!

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04 November 2010 @ 06:58 pm
Happy LJversary to meeeee!
So, tomorrow, at sparrowfart o'clock, I am off to Horbling, but today, darkhavens is seven years old. SEVEN YEARS!

It doesn't seem like five minutes, but in 14 days it will be SEVEN YEARS since I read my very first fanfic, which was also my very first slash, which was also my very first Spander. And then another 12 days after that (after I'd stripmined the internet for every bit of Spander I could find), bloodclaim was born. *g*

So much has happened in those seven years. I spent about 2 years being mono-fannish, and then a friend snailmailed me three eps of Stargate Atlantis, because she was so certain I'd love it. And I did. ♥ It took me another year to add the third fandom to my collection - Supernatural - and after that, I just kept finding new ones. New toys to play with, new voices to pick up, new canons to break or put back together... or totally ignore. :D

During those seven years, I've collected an amazing bunch of friends, met over two dozen of them, and somehow amassed a boggling number of readers and lurkers and commenters. *hugs you all*

It's been seven years of creativity, crazy, crack and calm oases; seven years of love, laughter, learning and licentiousness.

Here's to the next seven(ty)!

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02 November 2010 @ 04:52 pm
Fic: Bleedthrough, DCU: Slade/Dick + Damian, PG13
Author: darkhavens
Title: Bleedthrough
Fandom: Pairing/Characters: DCU: Slade/Dick, Damian
Rating: PG13
Words: 1076
Spoilers: Slight spoilers for recent issues of Batman and Robin, from #10 onwards.
Concrit: Please. If you spot a typo or a grammar glitch, feel free to tell me in comments.
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: **Reference to control issues (non-sexualised remote control of a child); non-graphic sexual references by a child.**
Summary: Blanked for spoiler content: **While Slade is controlling Damian remotely, Damian learns some things about Slade - and Dick.**
Notes: Back in July, I asked for teenyfic prompts, wrote several and then went into hibernation again without finishing the rest. This one barely got started, but suki_blue's b'day yesterday provided the (guilt-fuelled) impetus to get it written.

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18 September 2010 @ 05:20 pm
'It lives!' + Porn vid spam
#1 I am still alive and lurking. More on that later.

#2 Fandom comms all over LJ are, at present, being spammed with porn vid posts by at least two journals: elianaabel447 and angiepritchard. I haven't put direct links to them as, if they're spamming, who knows what else they might be up to?

Four of my comms have been hit: slashthedrabble, slashtheimage, spn_betas and we_love_secret6. The others are, I hope, now safe, as I have banned both journals from all of my comms, via LJ's nifty Admin Console.

For those who are not tech savvy (which very definitely includes me), here is the admin console reference, providing instructions on how to use it.

It's all pretty basic. To ban a journal from your comm(s): ban_set username from commname, repeated in the console window for each comm you have mod privileges with, and then click and you should get a list of verifications in green text.

The posts in question are (mostly, I hope) being deleted as spam, so hopefully LJ will kill the journals pretty soon, but... well, it's LJ, so let's not all hold our breaths. ;)

In conclusion: I am alive and modly, if somewhat quiet. *hugs you all*

ETA 23/09: Two more names for the rollcall of stupid: pamelahunt310 and madelynestes418
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feeling: aggravatedaggravated
11 August 2010 @ 09:43 pm
WriterConUK 2010 report
At last, my WriterConUK post!

Fun, facts and frolicingCollapse )

Other write-ups can be found here: kazzy-cee, hils, shapinglight, brutti-ma-buoni, lilachigh, thismaz, and the comm you need to join and watch if you're interested in joining us next year (and why wouldn't you be?!) is writerconuk.

WriterConUK now has a Twitter and a Facebook Page, though they're still in the 'what do we do with them now we have them?' stage. But keep an eye on them, because eventually we'll figure it out!
06 August 2010 @ 01:31 am
WriterconUK, here I come!
Tomorrow, at sparrow fart o'clock in the morning, I will crawl out of my pit and start throwing things with reckless abandon into a case because I'm off to a hotel in Coventry where I will spend the weekend with just_sue, kitty_poker1, thismaz, bogwitch, hesadevil, brutti_ma_buoni, kazzy_cee, lilachigh, shapinglight, curiouswombat, speakr2customrs, ningloreth, peasant_, eternal_red, quinara, hils, gillo, wildecate, daiseechain, booster17, and will be sharing a room with mirasol.

I shall return, exhausted and severely in need of an internet fix, on Sunday evening, when I shall no doubt try to read three days' worth of flist before I go to sleep. Because that's what I do. ;)

Hopefully, I'll be inspired to continue working on the tinyfic prompts I demanded from you all last month, several of which I managed to squeeze out before the muses took off again. Train journeys seem to help the flow of words, so who knows, I may return with actual porn!

Until then, be safe, be well, and don't break the internet, k?

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08 July 2010 @ 04:32 pm
Comment fic update. YAY WORDS!
Tuesday's prompt call generated some fun prompts, and instead of teenyfic and sentence fic, I ended up averaging 4-500 words for each one.

Here are headers and links for the first six. I'm still working on the others. :D

Author: darkhavens
Concrit: Please. If you spot a typo or a grammar glitch, feel free to tell me in comments.
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.

Title: Roleplay
Fandom: Pairing: X Files: Mulder/Krycek
Rating: PG13
Words: 412
Warnings/Squicks: None
Summary: Mulder pins the new kid to an alley wall.

Title: Wrong Movie
Fandom: Pairing: DCU: Batman/Flash
Rating: R
Words: 524
Warnings/Squicks: **brief mention of tentacles; slightly dominating behaviour**
Summary: Wally finally talks Batman into watching a movie, but someone has switched the discs.

Title: Epiphany
Fandom: Pairing: Buffy: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG13
Words: 548
Warnings/Squicks: None
Summary: Xander has an epiphany about Spike as compared to Angel.

Title: Unexpected Showers
Fandom: Pairing: Eureka: Carter/Stark
Rating: R
Words: 472
Spoilers: None
Warnings/Squicks: **See summary**
Summary: Stark keeps making Carter get naked. Carter gets a clue.

Title: Beating The Heat
Fandom: Pairing: Boondock Saints: Connor/Murphy
Rating: PG13
Words: 418
Spoilers: None
Warnings/Squicks: **Incest**
Summary: Murphy has an plan to beat the heat. Connor is surprised.

Title: Killer Klowns From... Pegasus?
Fandom: Pairing: Stargate Atlantis: McKay/Sheppard
Rating: PG (because clowns are scary!)
Words: 435
Warnings/Squicks: **Traumatising clown graphic**
Summary: There's a new enemy in the Pegasus galaxy. John and Rodney have to face their fear.
06 July 2010 @ 04:50 pm
RL sucks and I need distracting: PROMPT MEEEEE!
Tinyfic prompt call! Idea ganked, again, from entrenous88. :D

I'd like to write teeny fics - possibly along the lines of a sentence/30 words, possibly longer if that's the way the story goes. So. Prompt me? Character or pairing, and a phrase or a few key words?

The usual fandoms and pairings apply -- Buffy (Spander), SPN (Dean/Sam), Stargate Atlantis (McShep), X Files (Mulder/Krycek), DC (Slade/Dick, Batman/Flash, Catman/Deadshot, Ragdoll ♥ ), Eureka (Carter/Stark), HP (Harry/Draco), Boondock Saints (Connor/Murphy), and hell, I might even give Glee (PucKurt) a try if anyone is so inclined to prompt me. You can pick non-pairing characters if you prefer, and I'll do my best, just know I'm very OTP-oriented (surprise!) so it might end up being your character of choice observing/referencing my OTP. I am nothing if not predictable. ;)

Ready? Set? Go!

ETA: 17 July, calling a halt to prompting. I still have several to work through. But never fear, I'm sure I'll do this again some time soon. (Once I've recovered. ;) )
28 June 2010 @ 11:23 pm
*pokes nose out of foxhole*
Hi, all.

It's been a rough few months in my personal corner of the world, and that looks set to continue for a while, but I am still here, watching you all from the lurker-filled shadows. I'm only commenting every once in a blue moon, and not writing much of anything, though I do feed the bunnies to keep them hopping around my feet for when I'm able.

Oh, gods, not ANOTHER new fandom?Collapse )

And now for a meme, ganked from entrenous88, to try and kickstart my thinkyness!

Pick a fandom, and I will tell you who I would:

1. Bake cupcakes for:
2. Trust with the keys to my car:
3. Put thumbtacks on their chair:
4. Have a crush on:
5. Pack up and leave if he/she moved next door:
6. Vote for as president:
7. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie:
8. Pair up:
9. Vote off the island and into a volcano:
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player:

I watch a lot of crime/detective/law shows and a lot of sci-fi, so feel free to go crazy with the show choices. If I've seen more than a couple of eps I should be able to wing it. *g*

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03 June 2010 @ 04:23 am
Fic: DC Comics: 'Ragdoll Has a Secret', R, Catman/Deadshot, Ragdoll
I'll be doing a 'state of me and mine' post fairly soon, but for now... I ACTUALLY WROTE SOMETHING!

Author: darkhavens
Title: Ragdoll Has a Secret
Fandom: Char/Pairing: DC Comics Secret Six: Deadshot/Catman, Ragdoll
Rating: R (for language and mental imagery)
Words: 300
Concrit: Please. If you spot a typo or a grammar glitch, feel free to tell me in comments.
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: **Eavesdropping on someone having sex**
Summary: Ragdoll hears something he wasn't meant to.
Notes: Written for suki_blue, who got me into this, and for slashthedrabble prompt #250: Glee.

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10 February 2010 @ 08:43 pm
SFX Weekender 2010 Con Report
My weekend started on Thursday, when I hopped the train to Kitty's so we could set out at sparrow-fart o'clock on Friday morning. That's the first time I've seen 6.30am from the right end in about 20 years and I feel all accomplished now! *g*

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08 February 2010 @ 08:46 pm
SFX Weekender - Best con I've ever been to!
...Also the first, but that's a teeny little detail, right? :D

I am exhausted and exhilerated and still drunk from the bottle of whisky I managed to all but empty, all by myself, last night through to six thirty this morning while cackling madly with Kitty. *thud*

There will be details aplenty tomorrow, (Spike! Ianto! My Dr Who, and Sarah Jane!) and at least one photo, but right now I have to go see what you've all been up to without me.

Of course, I already know what kitty_poker1, suki_blue, mirasol and sweet_exile have been doing, because they were right there with me in glorious Camber Sands, sharing my VIP accommodation... and we also met up with vic_amy_z, lonelybrit, princess_s and vampirefever, so there are probably con reports all over the place already.

*runs to load flist*
26 January 2010 @ 07:14 pm
Drabble Meme Responses, misc fandoms
Drabble meme responses! Ten drabbles, various flavours and intensities. That was fun!

1. literati asked for Harry/Draco (Harry Potter):'Accidental bonding, first kiss or TIES.' I went for 'accidental bonding'... with a twist. And an audience. ;)

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2. shakatany asked for Spike/Xander (Buffy): 'nighttime swim'. My mind went somewhere odd.

In TrainingCollapse )

3. mirasol asked for Spike/Xander (Buffy): 'silk' and got naked Spike. :D

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4. outsideth3box asked for John/Rodney (SGA): 'paradox'. I spent over an hour and a half researching possible paradoxes to play with. *rolls eyes at self*

It Started As A Debate About Which Catwoman Was Hotter...Collapse )

5. txrabbit asked for Sam/Dean (Supernatural): 'sunrise'. I nearly got there. *g*

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6. snglesrvngfrend asked for Dean/Sam (Supernatural): 'hooker'. I was tempted to put one of the boys in short shorts and lipgloss, but my muse had other ideas. *g*

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7. flight_wo_wings asked for Bruce/Wally (DCU): 'do anything', so I did! :D

AnythingCollapse )

8. ponders_life asked for 'one or more of: startle, egregious, music: Spike/Xander or John/Rodney'. She got 'startled', John/Rodney flavour.

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9. tabaqui asked for 'something in which, Rodney manages to make John see how science to him is like flying is to John and it's all 'oooooooh!' :) Slashy or gen, i don't care'. This idea sprang immediately to mind.

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10. suki_blue asked for Dick/Slade: 'fire'. I remembered an idea I'd mentioned in email and ran with it. :D

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25 January 2010 @ 01:23 am
Drabble Call meme
I'm giving in to peer pressure temptation and stealing this from half my flist. The first 10 people who respond to this post (with a one or two word prompt) can claim a drabble in one of the following flavours:

Spike/Xander (Buffy), John/Rodney (SGA), Dean/Sam (SPN), Bruce/Wally (DCU), Slade/Dick (DCU), Jack/Nathan (Eureka), Mulder/Krycek (X Files), Connor/Murphy (Boondock Saints), and (available only to literati, because she is relentless!) Harry/Draco (Harry Potter).

I'm supposed to say that if you make a claim you have to post this in your own journal, but it's been going around for a while now, so just... do it if you feel like it, 'k? And if you can't write, make icons! Or give out fic recs!

Wow! That filled up fast! *gets scribbling*

1. literati
2. shakatany
3. mirasol
4. outsideth3box
5. txrabbit
6. snglesrvngfrend
7. flight_wo_wings
8. ponders_life
9. tabaqui
10. suki_blue
19 January 2010 @ 06:26 pm
Slashgoggle activation, solitaire addiction, sexy new shows, SFX Weekender and MOAR!
This year I'm going to try and post a bit more often, not just throw fic at you all and then hide in the shadows. I hope that doesn't scare anyone off, but feel free to scroll past, or run for the hills, or defriend me at will. I promise not to sob too loudly. :P

Tomorrow I am back at work after a fun-filled week off. I didn't go anywhere, but Mommie Dearest is here and she's a laugh a minute. Here's what we've been up to.

MD - fitted for slashgoggles and addicted to solitaire on the laptop, all in one week.Collapse )

What have you signed up for now, you mad cow?Collapse )

TV and DVDs - Power-Watching With MotherCollapse )

SFX Weekender = PARTAY TIME!Collapse )

I think that just about brings me up-to-date... Oh! Books wot I haz red!Collapse )

And now I'm off to read more comics - Secret Six, from the beginning, under orders from Suki. It's a hard life. *swoons*
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14 January 2010 @ 06:06 pm
Fic: Infinity x Volatility, DCU: Slade/Dick
Author: darkhavens
Title: Infinity x Volatility
Fandom: Pairing: DCU: Slade Wilson(Deathstroke)/Dick Grayson(Nightwing)
Rating: NC17
Words: 2500
Concrit: Please. If you spot a typo or a grammar glitch, feel free to tell me in comments.
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Warnings/Squicks: **Breathplay, possessiveness, biting, a tattoo as a mark of ownership**
Summary: Dick gets a tattoo. Slade finds out.
Notes: Inspired by ladyk_d_azrael's Tramp Stamp, and written for suki_blue, because she deserves it. Posted today as part of More Joy Day.

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findyourwords 2010:

01 January 2010 @ 12:56 am

Welcome to 2010! I hope it brings joy and laughter and good things to all. Now, a bit about the state of me. :D

Last January, I signed up for findyourwords, choosing a target of 50k for the year. I didn't quite make it, for various and sundry mostly family-related reasons, but I got close enough to put a smile on my face:

That is almost as much as I wrote in the last two years combined: 2007=25k, 2008=22k. *boggles*

So, I've decided to sign up for it again, and have once again chosen 50k, but now I'm looking at 75k and thinking... it's only just over 200 words a day, self, you know you can do it. And I have until the end of January to change my mind. *headdesk*

literati and I also set a reading target of 33 books for last year, and while she made it with whole days to spare, I didn't quite hit that target either (30/33 = 91%). Also, partway into the year, I convinced her that twelve comics equal one book, so the majority of my total 'book' count is actually made up of DC comic runs and major comic events.

30 / 33

2010's target is 40 'books', and it's going to be even more comic-filled and full of pretty pictures and speech bubbles. And this whole comic book addiction is all suki_blue's fault. :D
08 December 2009 @ 06:31 pm
Cookies galore and hot chocolate too!
Egifts galore! Thank you to lonelybrit, crazydiamondsue, entrenous88, tabaqui, jjjean65, ok2nv_theoracle, outsidethebox, cityphonelines, ruric, hils for my Snowflake Cookies, to lostgirlslair for my Christmas Cookie, and to kittypoker1 for the Fancy Hot Cocoa. *noms and noms and chugs* :D

Also, thank you to jjjean65 (again), heuradys and debris_k for the Snowflake cookies now gracing bloodclaim's profile page.

The virtual snowfall here at LJ didn't last long (before they took away our pretty freebie *pout*), but while it did, it made a lot of people happy. LJ, take heed - DO THIS MORE OFTEN! (After you've fixed the notification database you screwed up with your last code push that means some of us are still waiting for our comments from the last few days!) ;)

ION, I'm almost over my lurgy, but my voice is taking its own sweet time coming back. Right now, I'm at the dirty phonecall stage, all deep and gravelly, and it's rather boggling to see how many people it really gets to. I've been informed by several people (a couple of them complete strangers!) that I could make a lot of money with this voice. I'd be tempted, if I didn't know it'll be back to normal before Xmyth. *siiiiiiigh*

There will be fic. Soonish. Most likely. There are multiple flavours bubbling away in my brain. But there will also be a Mommie Dearest descending upon me next Monday, which will be cause for much squeeing and gossip and hilarity, but also much distraction.

♥ to you all!
01 December 2009 @ 11:12 pm
Two memes and some shameless attention h0ring.
Because I've been sick for two weeks and am unashamedly in need of petting, I come bearing not just one but two memes to the tune of 'love me doooooo'. :D



/shameless h0ring for attention

There will be fic again eventually, I promise. I'm actually able to read more than a sentence at a time now, so the writing thing is sure to come back soon. ;)

*smishes and smooches you all in a totally germ-free way*
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