Thursday, July 27th, 2017 08:24 pm
✿ To the surprise of exactly nobody, now that I'm out of that house and into my new home I don't want anything to do with the old place. I don't want to see it, I don't want to think about it, and I certainly don't want to go there. Unfortunately, I still have a) several important pieces of furniture and possessions that need to be moved and b) a ton of cleaning to do. Urgh.

✿ The packing then unpacking of all of my books prompted me to start reading the Harry Potter books for the first time since the final book was released – ten years ago. I enjoyed getting re-acquainted with a universe I haven't played in for ages, but while I was reading the first two books I did find myself wondering how I'd fallen into fandom so hard before... then I got to the third book, and I started to remember. ❤ Once I've finished reading the books I'll have to marathon the films.

✿ I'm not spending much time online at the moment. Part of it is the move and unpacking, but the other part is just... I'm remembering what it feels like to exist without feeling watched, without feeling censored. I'm not feeling the need, right now, to be tethered to the computer 24/7 to escape. Once I'm all settled in I'll be around more often, I'm sure, but right now, other things have priority.

✿ Speaking of settling in: the cats are starting to. Parker has picked his favourite cupboard (sigh), Tiko's picked his favourite chair, and the rest are starting to lounge around and play with each other rather than hiding. They're also all being super-affectionate... I mean, even more than usual. I'm basically under a carpet of cats at all times.
Thursday, July 27th, 2017 11:15 am
I am planning on writing a drabble a day for the month of August...

I need ideas.

Single fandom? Theme but mulitfandom? One story in 31 bits? Requests? Gift drabbles?


Help me out!
Thursday, July 27th, 2017 11:03 am



{Take the 100 Things challenge!}


18/100
Jurassic Park
I had read the book by Michael Crichton and loved it. I told Larry when I read it that it would make a great movie. I secretly just wanted to see DINOSAURS! I have loved them since I knew what they were and I figured this was a chance for someone to make wonderful dinosaurs onscreen. I was right! The real true stars of the movie were and always will be the dinosaurs. The first time that Alan Grant and Ellie see the dinosaurs, it took my breath away too --- there on the large screen were giant creatures that looked as real as a cat or dog! The t-rex was magnificent as well. And the raptors and the triceratops... all of them were great. Oh and I liked the plot too!
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Thursday, July 27th, 2017 10:17 am
I am taking this one up to finish




{Take the 100 Things challenge!}


I chose to do 100 movie or books that I loved or hated. I actually did 17 of them and you can find them under the tag '100 things'.
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Thursday, July 27th, 2017 08:52 am
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Thursday, July 27th, 2017 07:22 am
My hubby turns 61 today. Here are some photos of him as a wee laddie.






He was famous for wearing this sort of hat in winter and summer!

Happy Birthday, Larry!
Thursday, July 27th, 2017 01:49 am
The high point of the day was getting to try duck eggs for the first time - which were very good indeed. Bacon and scrambled duck eggs were probably not a very healthy dinner, but a delicious one!

Since I have another theatre evening tomorrow, I was hoping to make good editing progress today - it took some wars to make me focus, but I managed an entire first edit pass through the chapter, and then worked on all the remaining fiddly bits until I've just got three things left to fix tomorrow. That should be manageable before the show. (NT Live again, which means I'll probably try and head to the National early enough for a coffee and some focused writing time. Hopefully I can focus!)

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 10:42 am
Back from vacation! I had a great time and lots of fun! I'll post more later; right now I'm busy sorting through mail and paying bills, receiving head bumps from my oldest cat while the now-big kittens are crawling all over me and my little Chi-man is reading his head on my foot and sleeping.
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 11:09 am
What I just finished:
Cloche and Dagger by Jenn Mckinlay
It's our July cozy at the Cozy Mystery Once a Month Book Club and it was cute. Cozy mysteries do not take deep thought and are not terribly graphic and usually have a little romance as well. This one is all that and I found it quite engaging. I will probably read pothers in the series.

What I am reading now:
Berried Secrets by Peg Cochran
The August cozy mystery and it's okay but not too crazy about it yet. The murdered person gets it in a cranberry bog in, you guessed it, Cranberry Cove.
Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by al Franken. Hubby and I both like Al and have since back in the days of SNL. So far, he is quite engaging. I sure do wish we had a man like Al representing our state. Nabbed this book for hubby and it's even a signed copy.
Death at the Little Bighorn: A New Look at Custer - His Tactics and the Tragic Decisions made at the Last Stand (wow, that's a mouthful)) by Phillip Thomas Tucker
It is what it says. I am completely fascinated by George Armstrong Custer and his life and death.
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
So far, this one is a bit annoying. Pardon my French but this is a book about a boy born into what my folks called white trash, the people of Appalachia (though I question that a little)who are redneck and don't really aspire to anything more than drinking beer, flying confederate flags and marrying their cousins - you know, Trump voters.

What's next:
Miss Julia Takes Over by Ann B. Ross
The foirst Miss Julia book made fall in love with Miss Julia, who comes into her own in her mid-sixties after her husband dies and she has to make her pown way in a small North Carolina town.
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
I want to see if it is as magical as I remember.

That's it!
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 04:31 pm
More Than a Song Chris Paynter
Lesbian - Contemporary Romance
Paperback
Publisher: Companion Publications LLC (June 1, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1942204140
ISBN-13: 978-1942204145
Amazon: More Than a Song Chris Paynter

A year after Dani Roberts's girlfriend infamously broke up with her on Twitter, Dani attempts to live a quiet life running her bookstore in Francis, Georgia.​

Sexy blues singer C.J. James rolls into town for a limited engagement at the local gay bar. Without warning, C.J. slams into Dani's life, writes a song about her beautiful eyes, and offers a wild and scorching ride.​

Veterinarian Liz Springer has returned to her hometown to mend a broken heart. Liz wants no drama in her life and longs for the peaceful time needed to heal. But when Dani brings her beagle, Frodo, to the clinic, tamped-down desire begins to simmer.​

A firestorm is in the making, and Dani is right in the middle.
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 04:05 pm
Listen for the Train Rosa Sophia
Lesbian - Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
ISBN-13: 9781684310449

Esther's parents never approved of her, and her fear of people discovering she's a lesbian has led to a solitary life. Living alone in an RV park in South Florida, sequestered from the world, Esther thinks she'll never have to face the truth. Until the only woman she's ever loved shows up on her doorstep in the middle of rainstorm.

To make matters worse, Esther's cat, Petunia, mysteriously goes missing. While crossing the railroad tracks to search for her feline companion, Esther steps through a tear in the dimensional fabric. Her carefully constructed world is left behind, and what she discovers is far more than she bargained for...
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 01:11 am
For some reason I am very tired. I tried to start on some editing, but only managed a few paragraphs. Oh well, tomorrow!

I also went to finally see Audra McDonald in Lady Day, and she was STUNNING. I'm awed by the emotional toll it must take to do this complete transformation into Billie six days a week! I got my programme signed and another picture with her as well, and she was just lovely. <3 A very good evening.

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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 09:03 am
Couple of things I've made recently.

These are placemats for Jenny's mom:


And some crafty little wooden boxes:
Monday, July 24th, 2017 11:46 pm
Just saw this today and found it sweet...While waiting for Green Day, the 65,000 people sang...and the camera and mics captured it all.

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 12:54 am
Today was a good day with about 1.3k on my slavefic, which finished the draft of my next chapter, yay! I even achieved actual talking, which was all I wanted this chapter to do. \o/ It's so good when characters cooperate. Onward to kissing and shenanigans!

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Monday, July 24th, 2017 01:34 pm
MLR Press, in conjunction with Elisa Rolle’s prestigious Rainbow Awards, announces the Rainbow
Awards’ Gay Debut Novel will be dedicated to the memory of author A.C. Katt, better known to her
friends as Mary Lynn Hansel. The award will now be known as the A.C. Katt Gay Debut Novel Award.



A.C. Katt’s passing was a sudden and unexpected event. Her popular writings bought excitement and joy
to her thousands of dedicated readers. Her passing has left a void in our writing community. The
renaming of this award will ensure A.C.’s legacy of contributing to our community while serving as a
reminder of her joyful spirit and kind generosity, especially to new authors.

Our thoughts are with you, Mary Lynn.

MLR Press and Rainbow Awards
Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 08:48 pm
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Monday, July 24th, 2017 01:35 am
After yesterday's busy day I'm afraid I had an intensely lazy Sunday, although I managed to finish Dream Daddy: all Dads successfully dated, and I'm only missing out on 2 Steam achievements now. \o/ (Which means that I'm now going to wait impatiently for a leather dad expansion. Surely that's the only sensible choice for a DLC!)

I also wrote around 400 words of my slavefic where I finally got them to start talking. Now I just need them to start making sense...

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Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 08:23 pm
I am thankful every single day for my hubby. He is the love of my life, my best friend, my sometimes caregiver, and all around good egg~!

Us a few years ago.