September 10th, 2009
June 23rd, 2009
Fic: Meadows of Heaven - Master Post
Story rating: NC-17
Pairing: Jensen Ackles/Jeffrey Dean Morgan with some Jensen/Jeff/Misha, Misha/OMCs, Misha/Claudia Black, Jensen/Adrian Pasdar, past Jeff/Katherine Hiegl, Jensen/Danneel with appearances by Jared, Colin Ford, Fredric Lehne, Alona Tal, Loretta Devine, and more SPN guest stars than you can shake a stick at plus Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Word count: 106, 300
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. This in no way depicts the real lives of Jensen Ackles, Jeffrey Dean Morgan or any of the other actors featured herein.
Special Note: Although this story can stand alone, it is part of the Sex Corps series of fic. If you are interested, please check the Sex Corps Verse Master Post. This takes place immediately after "Seven Days to the Wolves."
Written for spn_j2_bigbang 2009
Summary: Hundreds of years in the future, in a galaxy torn apart by war, Commander Jeffrey Dean Morgan must team up with Lt. Jensen Ackles to rescue two lost soldiers on a planet with a society based around BDSM (bondage, domination, submission, sado-masochism). Jensen, who specializes in sexual espionage, must go undercover as Jeff's sexual submissive to prove that Jeff is a Master worthy of bringing the captive troops home. In a city made up of alien technology so advanced it's like magic they discover not everything is what it seems, including their own mission. The citizens of planet 328 have their own politics and and their own secrets. And just how far will Jeff and Jensen have to go to appease their own military, who is far more interested in the technology than in rescuing the missing men? Somehow, they must also deal with their attraction for each other and decide which is more important: duty or love.
Warnings: bdsm, multiple partners, implications of het, slavery, whipping, spanking, paddling, object play, nipple play, voyeurism, exhibitionism, humiliation, rape, sensory deprivation, bondage, collars, foodplay, bloodplay, CBT, torture by proxy, orgasm denial, life force draining, name calling, punishment, begging, orgy, boot licking, facial ejaculation, gags, (Note: not all of this happens to the main characters, but simply may be mentioned or referred to.) Despite this warning, there is also quite a bit of plot, and, yes, romance.
Extended Notes and thanks yous at the end of the fic.
lapillus art post!
Character Guide (contains small spoilers, but might be handy to refer to while you're reading!)
Single file html version of the fic
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Epilogue
May 17th, 2009
Knitting and editing
I picked up a book from work (the ONLY book on knitting we have) and bought a set of needles. My grandmother had shown me the knit stitch when I was a little girl, and that was relatively easy to pick up. The purl stitch is a bitch though.
As I said on twitter, I renamed the stitches Sam (knit) and Dean (purl) because Sam goes in from the back and Dean through the front. *giggles* Although the problem with this is when I'm knitting I'm muttering under my breath "Sam, Sam, Dean, Dean, Sam, no Sam goes in through the back...Dean..."
In conclusion, knitting is fascinating, but HARD. I think a scarf is probably the most complicated I'm going to get with it.
I also finished revising the first 3 chapters of the big bang fic (out of 19...). My goal is another 3 today. If I can do a few during the week and another 6 next weekend, I should be right on track for whenever the reveal is. \o/ This has done a lot to calm my nerves about the project. And all the comments from my betas have helped, and it's truly going to be a better story for that.
Now if I can only fit seeing Star Trek in somewhere.
May 14th, 2009
Supernatural episode 4.22
So( real spoilers after the cut. )
May 13th, 2009
Fic: Last of the Wilds (Sex Corps) (3/3)
Fic: Last of the Wilds (Sex Corps) (2/3)
Fic: Last of the Wilds (Sex Corps) (1/3)
Title: Last of the Wilds
Author name: Epeeblade
Genre: AU, RPS, slash, kink, sci-fi
Pairing(s): Hank Tappen/Ian (omc/omc), the overall series pairing is JA/JDM who do not appear in this story
Rating: NC-17 for sexual content
Word count: 24,310
Warnings/keywords: BDSM, kink, bondage, some non-con implied, punishment
Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. This in no way depicts the real lives of any of the actors featured herein.
Series: This is part of the Sex Corps verse. Chronologically it occurs during the same time as Seven Days to the Wolves and right before Meadows of Heaven (the Bigbang fic).
Notes: This story and the Bigbang fic will be mutually spoilery. This fic does not feature Jensen or Jeff, or any other RPS actors either.
Thanks to lapillus for the beta.
Title comes from a Nightwish song.
Summary: (Sex Corps 'verse) While Lt. Ackles is training Commander Morgan on the Mercury, Major Tappen and Dr. Johnson are in the clutches of the aliens on planet 328. This is their story.
May 9th, 2009
(So if you wanted to purchase any of the anthologies I'm in, but didn't want to pay full price, here's a good opportunity:)
May 7th, 2009
Supernatural episode 4.21
May 3rd, 2009
Drabble meme results, part 1
April 30th, 2009
Supernatural episode 4.20
April 23rd, 2009
Supernatural episode 4.19
April 10th, 2009
A tiny comment on romance novels and their blogs
A frequent theme on both of those blogs is the bad rap that romance novels get among the public. The complaint is that 1. Romance novels are often seen as porn and therefore mocked and 2. Romance is a woman's genre that deals about the relationship between two people and is therefore mocked.
One point that they haven't addressed and suddenly occured to me today is the fact that a lot of romance novels are written at a very low reading level.
It occured to me while reading this review, which I actually read since it was about an m/m romance. The author of the review states: "I usually skim descriptions in books. That’s why I like SuzanneBrockmann so much–her books are mostly dialogue, very sparing withdescription." and then goes on to compliment the author of this particular novel, because she actually LIKED to read the descriptions here.
That boggled my mind. How can you be a book reviewer and SKIM THE DESCRIPTIONS? Isn't that most of the novel?
This is the same place where I often seen fanfic mocked. Or if something is bad it is compared to "bad fanfic." Huh, much the way these bloggers complain about Romance as a genre being marginalized do they marginalize fanfic, which is mostly written by women, for women, and my neck of the slash woods, about the relationship about two people.
Only much of the fanfic I read is written at a much higher level than most of the romance novels I've picked up. I mean, I've honestly given the genre a good chance. I picked up some free eHarlequins during their recent giveaway, and after reading something from their Urban Fantasy line turned to lapillus and said "You know, this kind of sucks." I'll have to flip back to it, but the story is mostly dialog, little descriptions beyond what the characters look like and are wearing. And once again, the actual level of writing is lower than I can deal with.
This isn't the first time I've had a disconnect with the bloggers and commenters over there. It's at the point where I think I don't have a lot in common with the average romance reader, and where I wonder if I'm even writing in the right genre.
I think I'll stick with fanfic for now.
April 2nd, 2009
Supernatural episode 4.18
Spoilers ( behind the cut )
March 26th, 2009
Supernatural episode 4.17
but here ya go, comments welcome and ( spoilers after the cut. )
March 19th, 2009
Supernatural episode 4.16
As always, comments welcome and ( spoilers behind the cut )
In other news, the state of NJ is considering banning Brazilian Waxes. I think that's absolutely stupid. Especially with the quotes that women will have to cross state lines to get waxed. Really? I mean, seriously? WTF.
March 17th, 2009
Six Weeks to the Big Bang
My contribution to the insanity:
"No leather pants," Jeff grumbled as Misha sorted through the wardrobe.
Jensen gave him a look over Misha's back, remembering how Jeff had decried all leather trousers on the ship. "If that is the proper attire," he said,"We should at least consider it."
Wordcount has now reached 40,000. Man, I ONLY have 6 weeks to finish this? EEK!
There are some on that list I'm really looking forward to reading. Although I'm worried about the angsty ones. Every year there is a single bigbang story that makes me cry. First was "We were Twenty" which I can't even think about without bawling, and last year's was "The Warmth of Photographs" which also makes me cry just thinking about it. *sighs* I wish I could get a warning beforehand, so I'm prepared with lots of tissues:)
March 12th, 2009
Supernatural episode 4.16
February 12th, 2009
Fic: Hail to the Chief (Supernatural)
Rating: R for images of violence
Genre: BDSM, although this is technically gen
Characters: Dean, Chief
Spoilers: Follows immediately after episode 4.12
Notes: Thanks to lapillus for looking over this for me:) Fic was partially inspired by my TMJ flare. Ouch.
Disclaimer: Don't own them. It's all done for fun, folks.
Summary: This time, Dean takes the offer.
( Hail to the Chief )
February 7th, 2009
New York Comic Con Day 2
Ok, the day started out well. We got to the Javits Center well-caffeinated and on time to see the Warner panel, of which Jared would be on, or so we thought. Silly us had forgotten that when they meant "sold out" it actually meant "more people than just a fire hazard." The line for the theater was wrapped around several times and then down a corridor and I thought we really weren't going to get in and I was a bit annoyed.
But no, we got in and got seats:) We got to see the first 18 minutes of Watchmen and hear David Gibbons speak, which was amazing. (Oh, razorsedge74 I forgot to tell you about the kid who asked GIbbons if Allen Moore was batshit crazy...) Then hubby left for his Penny Arcade panel figuring there was going to be a line. He got there 45 minutes early and there were so many people they moved that panel to a bigger room.
Meanwhile the Friday the 13th panel started. ( I'm going to cut this here. Don't read if you like Friday the 13th. )
Ok, so I left right after the Friday the 13th part because hubby texted me to get in the autograph line if I wanted one since the lines were crazy. I get up there an HOUR before Jared is supposed to be there and the line is already forming and long.
Not going to talk about the fangirls around me, except for the ones who cut in front of me at the last minute (I really don't know where the hell they came from, but in the crush of people it was easy to get lost) and ended up distracting Jared with a Gilmore Girls thing they wanted him to sign, which he ended up bragging over to the guys around him. So I ended up chatting with Derek Mears, who is very sweet, and got shuffled through the line past Jared when the handler snapped "this poster is signed" to get me to move. The girls before this group had to be TOLD to leave by security because they were hogging Jared.
So yeah, I was kinda annoyed. I mean, I wasn't the only one there JUST to see Jared, and hubby got some nice pics, but the whole experience left a sour taste in my mouth.
I think the con pulled a very stupid move by having the autographs in the same room as the exhibits. The regular room traffic made the line forming difficult. The crush of people really started to piss me off, but it wasn't their fault, there was just no place for anyone to go. Also, I think they were shocked by the demand for this group, and didn't plan on having so many people show up so early.
We ended up leaving shortly afterwards. Hubby got his pic with MC Front, and then I asked if we should get food, since I was starving at this point (2:30pm, having had nothing since breakfast but a nutrigrain bar I had in my purse) and hubby didn't want another 10$ cheesesteak and we decided we'd seen enough and went to visit my parents, who don't live far from the Penn Station.
If we go again next year, I think I'll stick to going on the professional day. I don't do well in crowds in general and the crush today was uncomfortable. People tried to be polite for the most part, but when there is no room to move so they can pass, and when everyone decides to barrel right through me because since I'm short it's easy to miss me, yeah, that really pisses me off.
I might jot off a note about the autograph and artist alley situation (both of those should have been in separate rooms) if they do end up asking for feedback.
Anyway I have shin splints like you wouldn't believe and I'm dreading the amount of errands I have to complete somehow tomorrow. I wish I could train the dog to do laundry...
Btw, has Journalfen been down for days? My Semagic hasn't been able to update to it at all.