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I'm off to New York this evening, so I'll catch you all in about a week. Behave yourselves while I'm gone, don't do anything I wouldn't do, or, if you must, remember the details so I can grill you about when I get back.

Here, a Kellan-Spam to make up for my absence: )

Take care of yourselves! Caity Out. ♥
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OK Flist, I am freaking the fuck out about Results Day tomorrow. So, I want to know your top 5 Bullet-Proof Kinks and your 3 Favourite Pairings (and anything else happy and non-stressful that you want to send me).

I'll go first )

So, what do you all think? Or were you just waiting for the pretty?
Picture is Unrelated (and probably NSFW) )

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This is a Happy Post which is filled with happy things. Feel free to squee, or even add your own happy things to it. I am liking the amount of happy in this post.

May it be the shadows' call will fly away/ May it be you journey on to light the day/ When the night is overcome,/ You may rise to find the sun. )


Jul. 28th, 2010 06:15 pm
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Dear Girl'friends',

Thank you for forcing me to see Twilight. Now, rather than admiring Jacob's shoulders from afar and faintly lusting after Kellan Lutz, I am actively seeking Twilight slashfic. Do you know what happens when teenagers who were never taught grammar try to write slashfic? No? Good. It's not pretty, I assure you. Now I'm going to have to write some myself. I hope you're pleased with yourselves. You'd better dig out the second DVD for me tomorrow too, or else there'll be trouble (and I'll hide all the chocolate).

Love and Hugs,


Dear Pogue!Muse,

Stop fucking with Reid's car, you're making him twitchy. Stop flirting with the pretty tattoo artist, you're distracting her. Stop trying to think in abstract nouns and long-winded metaphors. This fic is not actually about you.

Marginally less love,


Dear Gen Kill!Muse,

Shut up, stand still, and wait your fucking turn. I'll get to you when I get to you, I'm still doing the research.

Out to You.


Dear Covenant People,

Please carry on with the achingly-hot distractingly-pretty porn. Especially when it involves Tyler being kinky. *licks lips*


PS I think Caleb could use some more love, though... *hints*
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  • I think I need to buy a teapot. They’re so cute and it would save me all the hassle of having to boil up the kettle each time and find the teabags and wait hours for it to brew. But, then there’d be hassle with finding loose tea and remembering to strain it, wouldn’t there. Oh, and also with the part where tea is my I-want-to-go-home-and-curl-up-under-the-duvet-with-my-teddy-bear comfort drink, so buying a teapot is a bit like tempting fate. Oh. Maybe not buying a teapot then. But they’re so cute!

  • I am so hungry! I’ve been carb-loading out of habbit all week, so I stopped today (and only ate a few slices of pizza, because I’m sensible like that). But now I’m craving pasta and bread and I’m all out of Nutri-Grain bars for bulk. *sighs* I’m going to get back into long runs just so I can eat properly again.

  • I have become nocturnal once again. It happens. I’m used to it. I work nights in the holidays in any case. It still makes me cross that people have decided I am lazy because I work ten hour shifts that finish at 0200hrs and don’t then get up at 0600hrs. I have nothing to be awake for at that time, why should I deprive myself of desperately needed sleep?

  • Writing is not going well. I had a sudden burst of inspiration at 0300hrs a few days ago, and now there are three four [ profile] rounds_of_kink prompts on the go, but I keep stuttering to a halt in the middle of them. Tyler keeps being a rag-doll; Pogue’s far too invested in Caleb’s welfare to notice Tyler being all wet and adorable in an otherwise empty hot tub; Nate can’t decide what he was wearing before he ended up in Brad’s kitchen and therefore can’t work out whether he can run home or not; and Reid is being Reid and refusing to speak to me at all. Boys! *throws hands up in despair*

  • I have worked out what was upsetting me so much about the almost-wank in the GK fandom. I’m going to think about it some more, and then try and do something constructive about it. I hate wank so much!

  • Also for the GK fandom, I think we need a massive rec list that details everything written so far. Then it could be a first port of call when people are looking for a fic and can’t remember what it was called. I know [ profile] alethialia did one a while ago, and there’s the Porn Skirmish and also the Porn Battle… Am I missing something big? I need to make a list I think.

  • There is no rugby now until November. On the one hand, that gives everyone much-needed recovery time. On the other hand, I’m bored already. Somehow, England seem to still be in the World Cup. I don’t know how that happened but I would very much like my television back please. Oh, and I would also like to be allowed not to be English. Some of us that live here actually have a heritage, difficult as that may be to comprehend.

  • Umm… How beautiful is Ed Westwick!? I must catch up on Gossip Girl…
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True Blood 3x01 )

This Post is pissing me off. I can’t seem to explain exactly why in words which are repeatable. I think it has a lot to do with my opinion that everyone should get over themselves around here. But I appreciate that I am utterly exhausted and spoiling for a fight just now. Maybe I’ll try getting some thoughts down on paper at some point. Urgh. Can I not have one fandom that I want to stay in for more than a few months? I’m going to back to writing Covenant slash… *grumbles*
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Today I had The Most Fun Ever (by which I mean that I was amused for over an hour). Mostly this consisted of not having sheet music (as if I wouldn’t have a contingency plan, I am the queen of making shit up as I go along!), and then getting to watch everyone’s jaws drop at my jazz-style Summertime with added crazy-high parts. Yeah, I LOL’d. But I’d forgotten how good it feels just to sing sometimes, and the acoustics in our performance room are amazing! It’s like singing in a Cathedral *swoons*.

I am going to buy this dress. Because it is prettyful. And I am thinking I could dress it up or down, so it will be an investment, not just an impulse buy. And then of course I’ll have to buy shoes to go with it…

I glanced through an essay from one of the upper fours while I was waiting to do something else (because I’m nosy like that), and it made me smile. The question was “Sassoon and Owen were in a mental hospital together, do you think these poems are the work of madmen?” and the girl had concluded that she liked Owen’s poem best and that they couldn’t have been crazy because their poems were too good. Which made me smile, because that’s a beautiful way of looking at it.

Keya and I have decided that guys with swords are invariably hotter than guys without swords. We think the swords add about three points onto a guy’s rating. And we like Sean Bean’s voice. And Ed Westwick, but more when he’s being Ed Westwick than when he’s being Chuck Bass. And then we had a fight, because I think Nate Archibald is the epitome of beautiful, and Keya disagrees. Because she is wrong.

I am eventually going to write all of this in a fic. Not the same fic. Different fics. <small>I really wanted to write ‘Fick’ there.</small> )

I am going to try and catch up on FNL before the finale. Mostly because I'm really woried about Tim. *wibbles* ♥
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I Porned. I can't believe it took eight of the nine days for a Porn Battle prompt to bite me. And then I hit 15 at once *shakes head at self*. Anyway:

Title:The Breath Before the Phrase
Fandom: Generation Kill [High School AU]
Pairing: Brad/Ray
Rating: NC17
Word Count: Just Under 2,000
Warning(s): Allusion to Abuse
Prompt(s): affection, aftermath, bruise, contact, fingers, first time, high school, high, home, mouth, quiet, sleep, tattoos.

But then Ray’s tongue flickers out, presses against the seam of Brad’s lips, and he’s opening his mouth, letting Ray in. Smoke bleeds down his throat, thick and heavy, Ray’s tongue sliding teasingly over his lower lip as he pulls away.
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Title: Shelter from the Storm
Author: [ profile] echoing_dream
Fandom: Generation Kill
Pairing/character: Nate/Brad
Length: 4,396
Rating: NC17
Warning(s): (None)
Summary: In a lecture on a Thursday morning it all becomes too much. A sort of Nate-needing-reassurance and Brad being there fic. With fluff. And porn.
Notes: Calling [ profile] kahtyasofia a beta is like calling the ocean damp...

( Shelter from the Storm )
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Because [ profile] idirilifinial said I could have pretties too!

Things that are making me happy today (not including proving the fail inherent in Marxism due to the self-driven nature of the human condition) in visual form. With words. Because it’s me (Maybe NSFW). )

Did I mention in this post that [ profile] kahtyasofia is an amazing person with the patience of a saint who doesn't even yell at me for my run-on sentances any more? Because she is. *nods emphatically* Thank you baby. ♥


Jan. 10th, 2010 06:28 pm
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Kat wrote me Birthday Fic with all my favourite things! It has Brad and Nate, and toppy!Nate and flogging and shoulders and Brad's back and boys being all in love and trusting and beautiful and... did I mention I love Kat? Because I do. A lot.

*rolls around in her fic*


Jan. 8th, 2010 10:47 pm
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GK CAST AS POLARBEARS! I have no words...

*dies of awesome*

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  • My writing sucks. There used to be depth and emotion and anguish and darkness and now there’s just pretty on the surface and faded bruises underneath. I want to write death fic and I want to tear my characters apart and not give them happy endings.

  • Someone posted an old interview with some of the Marines from GK (the real ones), saying how broken they were by the end of everything, how much Iraq had screwed them over. It made me so angry. And now I’m trying to figure it all out in my head. Maybe you have to be a bit broken to be properly calm in the end?

  • I want to comment about gun play, but I’m not sure I can get all the contradictions settled in my head. I’m toying with the idea of GK gun play, but then my brain reminds me of all the reasons why that wouldn’t work. Which would make it something of a challenge…

  • Nate drinks Talisker (which comes from here )). If I get old, I’m going to have a spaniel puppy and live out there and write a book and be a crazy lady. But only for as long as I can climb mountains. If I can’t climb mountains, I don’t want to be here any more.

  • I love how little kids have so much imagination. They can just amuse themselves for hours with cardboard boxes because the boxes are really a castle and there’s a dragon hiding under the stairs, but it can’t see you if you’re behind a cushion. They don’t know that there are good dragons though…
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    1. My Puppy and I went on a four mile walk yesterday. She was all bouncy and got covered in mud, I met a grand total of five people the entire time (which is pretty much my idea of heaven) and had Nate Fick reading aloud to me and teaching me all about being a Marine. All things considered, it was the best hour of my holiday so far.

    2. I managed to sleep through New Year. And… well, I’m pretty much sleeping through everything at the moment. I’m starting to wonder if I have anaemia or something, because I have not been this tired in a long, long time. And I can’t process anything anyone is saying to me. Is fun.

    3. Dr Who very nearly made me cry. I think I’m gonna have to watch it again now that I know what happens. Without hiding behind the bear.

    4. Gen Kill DVDs are awesome. ASkars and PJ Ransone’s commentary is killing me! I love how they put the actors through boot camp, it really shows in the weapon handling and everything. I think I’m just about over my Real Person squick, so maybe the muses can come back out of hiding. Somehow I have over 6k words of AU and still no porn. This makes me sad. Also, I really want Rudy/Pappy fic.

    5. Coffee!

    6. Oh Walt! It’s OK baby, the car wasn’t stopping and you’re chin strapped. *< /3*

    And now, I’m gonna have a bath in the middle of the night and give my headspace a serious talking to, because this is not funny any more.
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    I am so tired I can barely string two sentances together. Therefore, PORN!

    Title: Undisclosed Desired
    Author: [ profile] echoing_dream
    Fandom: Generation Kill
    Pairing/character: Nate/Brad
    Length: 1,276
    Rating: NC17
    Warning(s): Rimming, Marking, (blink and you'll miss it D/s).
    Summary: PWP. It ought to scare him just how much he needs the bruises, wants the marks that Nate leaves scattered all over him, reminding Brad who owns him.
    Notes: Unbeta'd.

    ( You may be a sinner, but your innocence is mine. )
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    Title: Drown in Deeper Oceans
    Author: [ profile] echoing_dream
    Fandom: Generation Kill
    Pairing/character: Colbert/Fick
    Length: 895
    Rating: G
    Summary: Once it's all over, the silence is too great for both of them.
    Notes/Warnings: Based on HBO's Dramatisation, ergo, not mine. A little fluffy, I'm still trying to get the headspace.

    ( And everything you're chasing seems to leave you empty )


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