Adulthood is hard and busy.

Oct. 18th, 2017 04:56 pm
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I am so tired y'all. I want to go home and go to bed, but I have at least 50 pages of reading to do for tomorrow's class. I won't get to go home until after 9 tomorrow, and Friday (which I am taking off) is going to be super long because I have a dr. appt out in the suburbs. Plus, I am meeting up with one of my group project members and we're going to try and get some reading/work done for that.

Honestly, the thing I'm finding hardest about grad school right now is how social and OUT OF MY HOME it's forcing me to be. It's probably good for me (?), but I am suffering. I haven't worked out in a few weeks - which I don't so much miss as know I need to do it but really don't want to, and this is handholding that desire - and I pretty much feel like I've abandoned my poor cat.

Seriously, anyone local who wants to come hang out with my cat, lmk, I will get you keys.

(So tired.)

I am ABSOLUTELY going to yoga when the semester ends. SO MUCH YOGA.

It's a BOO-tiful day!

Oct. 17th, 2017 07:01 pm
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Hello Mag7 Fandom!  It's *finally* FALL! )

-boogieshoes


October blows

Oct. 17th, 2017 05:34 pm
celli: "You know what? I am absolutely out of my fool goddamn mind, and I am going to OWN THAT SHIT." (crazycakes)
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#ptsd #sexualassault #Weinstein

cut for the above )
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Title: To the Bone
Author: Tarlan ([personal profile] tarlanx)
Fandom: The Magnificent Seven (TV)
Pairing/Characters: Chris/Vin
Rating/Category: PG13 Slash
Word Count: 1762
Spoilers: None
Summary: It was a dark and stormy night, late in the Fall, at a time when the veil between the living and the dead was at its thinnest.
Notes/Warnings: None

Written for [community profile] hc_bingo Round 8: Haunted, [community profile] trope_bingo Round 9: Bodyswap, and [community profile] mag7bingo 2017: Bodyswap

On AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/12392517
 
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Title: Greenhorn
Characters: JD and Buck
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: JD and Buck: Partners

When the kid jumped off that stagecoach Buck hadn't expected to give a damn. He didn't have time for a greenhorn who had learned all he knew about the Frontier from dime store novels. But women and kids had always been a soft spot for him so maybe he should have figured he'd end up taking JD under his wing. Hell, he nearly died protecting the kid and bore the scar from the Colonel's sword that almost cut him down for good. It took a few years but the kid was now a man, and he made a fine partner.

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Title: Twilight Years
Characters: Nettie
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Nettie: Alone for too long

There had been a boy. She'd been sweet on him and he'd come a-courting, bringing her wild flowers. She decided he was the only boy she'd ever marry and they set a date for the wedding. He died just two weeks before the day, thrown from a horse when a rattler sent it spooking. Another man came a-courting a few years later but he couldn't measure up to her first great love.

Now she was in her twilight years, alone, and as she looked back she wondered if she'd been just a little too quick to dismiss him.

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Title: Natural
Characters: Vin and JD
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Vin and JD: Horse riding

Vin considered himself a good rider. He'd been taught on Indian ponies, riding bareback for the most part until he left the village and rejoined the white man's world, and saddled up. When JD arrived in town all he carried apart from a suitcase was a saddle. He said he could ride and he proved himself real quick, able to handle any terrain with ease. JD was a natural, knowing how to get the best out of a horse without resorting to spurs or whips. If Chris ever got himself that horse ranch, JD would also have a place there.

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Title: Enough to Forgive
Characters: Casey
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Casey: Stronger than she looks

She lost her parents young, turning up on her Aunt Nettie's doorstep with a chest filled with clothing and personal possessions, scared and alone. Perhaps she needed Nettie's gruffness, her indomitable spirit, and fiery independence, using her aunt as a role model as she started a new life out West. With no men around she learned pretty quick how to do all the heavy chores, leaving behind the pretty dresses that were useless when doing man's work. By the time she met JD she was as fiery and as independent as Nettie, and strong enough to forgive JD for Maddie.

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Title: Pedestal
Characters: JD and Chris
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: JD and Chris: Hero worship

Chris had seen the hero worship in JD's eyes from when they first met, saving Nathan from a hanging. He knew the kid was romanticizing him like a character from one of his books, putting him high on a pedestal. Chris knew he was fast and deadly with a gun, and he knew JD wanted to emulate him. Yet no matter how often Chris tried to tell him different, he knew in the end JD had to figure it out for himself. When the truth finally dawned, Chris hoped he didn't fall too far off that pedestal in JD's eyes.

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Title: Simply the Best
Characters: JD
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: JD: Better than everyone else

When he arrived in the town he was full of romantic ideas of life out West. He wanted to be the best so he practiced knife throwing like Nathan only to lose out to a girl, became faster and more accurate with a gun like Chris and Buck but never fast enough. He tried to shoot a rifle like Vin but couldn't always make the shot. He tried to drink whiskey like Josiah but found it disgusting, play cards like Ezra and lost every time. Maybe he'd never be better than everyone else... but he was the best horse rider.

END
 
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Title: Belief
Characters: Rain
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Rain: Belief

Rain believed in the goodness of others but not to the point where she blindly accepted a stranger into the lives of her people without having a knife to hand, ready to protect them if that person turned out bad. She believed the Spirits of the Ancestors would provide for her people, just as they had given them all a safe haven in the village. Her belief was rewarded when seven good men rode in and saved them.

When she found Nathan hanging upside-down in one of her traps, she discovered she also believed in love at first sight.

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Title: Valuable Lesson
Characters: JD
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: JD: Taught a lesson

He thought he was all grown up, often getting riled when Buck treated him like a kid. He was a man. Yet when Maddie dragged him into the livery, determined to show him a good time, JD felt so out of his depth, so young and afraid. He was almost grateful Casey walked in on them, apart from having her mad at him. He tried to explain it to Maddie later only to realize too late that he was nothing to her. It took getting shot to figure out why he hadn't wanted her. He was in love with Casey.

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Title: Rescue
Characters: Vin and Nathan
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 200 (double drabble)
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Vin and Nathan: Staying hidden

Nathan and Vin dropped down behind a boulder, breathing heavily from the exertion of running and dodging as they moved from cover to cover. So far the Greely Gang hadn't spotted them, focusing instead on Chris and the others who were trying to keep them pinned down and occupied. The Seven had the Greely Gang caught between them now, and Vin had a good shot of one of the men but knew he couldn't take it until they had freed the two women taken hostage by the gang. He and Nathan were both light on their feet, crossing the final piece of open ground swiftly while a volley of gunshots from Chris and the others kept the gang distracted. He watched as Nathan shushed the women, releasing their bonds, before quietly guiding them to safe place. Nathan ordered them to keep low, and to stay silent and well hidden.

Once Nathan was sure they would be safe from flying bullets he gave Vin a wide smile and nodded. It was time to join the fight, and with a whoop of delight, Vin took his first shot, bringing down one of the gang that had been creeping slowly up on Chris.

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Title: Silence
Characters: Nathan and Vin
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Nathan and Vin: Silence

Neither of them talked much about their past, preferring to share only when the whiskey had loosened their tongues and the words seemed necessary. They kept their secrets, hiding in the silence found in pockets around the crowded, noisy saloon. They listened to Ezra's tall tales as he distracted his opponents at the card table; to Josiah's sermons as he preached to those too drunk to care about the sin of debauchery, to JD's inane chatter, and Buck's reminiscing of the women he had loved. And when Chris grew broody, lost in his dark past, they kept his silence too.

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Title: Fire and Brimstone
Characters: Josiah and Vin
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Josiah and Vin: The Bible

Vin wasn't against religion. He recalled his Ma had a Bible, one of those large family heirlooms but it must have been sold off around the same time she died from putrid fever. Vin guessed he should be surprised he wasn't sold off too, though he did get handed around from stranger to stranger until he found a home with the The People. They had their beliefs and Josiah wasn't one to mock or cry damnation. Instead he'd sit with Vin, helping him learn to read by opening passages from the Bible. Fire and Brimstone. It was a good story.

END
 

fic report

Oct. 15th, 2017 09:45 pm
celli: A black cat with a Santa hat on, tilting its head, captioned "Whatcha Writin'? Yuletide" (Yuletide kitty)
[personal profile] celli
Between a tax deadline and a ptsd episode, I haven't been able to write much, except for that yuletide treat which is my indulgence fic.

Done:
* Coursera Character week 2 story (326/300-600)

New:
* Coursera Character week 3 story (0/700-1000)
* Coursera Character week 4 story (0/1000)
* Yuletide story (0/1000+)
* Yuletide treat #1 (777/1000+)

Progress:

Other:
* PODSA mpreg (2264/whatever)
* Star Wars auction fic (713/1000+)
* PODSA Victory Eve sequel (110/whatever)
* AIRPF AU with [personal profile] rajkumari905 (3316/whatever)
* AIRPF auction fic (0/1000+)
celli: "That's what I was going to say, only my version had more confused flailing." (what she said)
[personal profile] celli
Done:
* Coursera Setting week 4 story (508/500-750)
* Coursera Character week 1 story (394/400)
* PODSA gift story (1781)

Three in the Bed (933 words) by celli
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pod Save America (RPF)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jon Lovett/Jon Favreau/Tommy Vietor
Characters: Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor
Additional Tags: Bedsharing, Glasses, Light Dom/sub, sex tears
Summary:
There's just so much going on - in one week we got Lovett tweeting bedsharing jokes, Lovett's glasses, Lovett fake crying, and "handsome people" telling Lovett what to do in "my work AND home life." So this fic happened. End of summary.


New:
* Coursera Character week 2 story (0/300-600)

Progress:
* PODSA mpreg (2264/whatever)
* Star Wars auction fic (713/1000+)

Other:
* PODSA Victory Eve sequel (110/whatever)
* AIRPF AU with [personal profile] rajkumari905 (3316/whatever)
* AIRPF auction fic (0/1000+)
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I wanted to get some prompts done from my Mag7 bingo card....

Author: Tarlan ([personal profile] tarlanx)
Fandom: The Magnificent Seven (TV)

Title: Lies and Half Truths
Pairing/Characters: Josiah
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Josiah: Lies

There are lies and there are half-truths. As a preacher Josiah has heard them all but as he hears each confession he knows he must show compassion and give each sinner a chance to make amends and start their lives anew. He listens and tries not to judge, but he freely admits he is only human after all. He tries to direct, to lecture, or simply to offer a word of warning or advice. Josiah knows he cannot change anyone unless they are willing but he hopes his words reach them, if only to save their immortal souls from damnation.

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Title: Swords and Guns
Pairing/Characters: Buck and Nathan
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Guns

Nathan had been a slave, and no slave could carry a gun. When his master needed a fencing partner Nathan learned fast. Steel became his weapon of choice, and he practiced daily with knives and swords until he was as fast and accurate as any gunslinger. Buck only knew guns. He wasn't as fast as Chris or as accurate as Vin but he could hold his own in a fight. Teaching a beginner to fence would be hard especially with only days to learn what Nathan had spent years learning. To save his friend, he knew he had to try.

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Title: Sibling Smiles
Pairing/Characters: JD and Buck
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Secret siblings

Buck always wondered why he and JD had got on so well, right from the very beginning, looking upon the younger man like a little brother. It was a shock when they were sitting round a campfire one night and JD started to talk of his errant father. Buck had know of that man from his mother, before he found gold and took his riches back East. Buck knew he favored his mother in looks and on the following day he studied JD, seeing the similarities between them that might come from a shared father. They had the same smile.

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Title: Go West, Young Man
Pairing/Characters: JD
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Getting lost in a book

JD's love of books had come from his mother. He had spent many a glorious hour lost within the pages of a dime store novel, reading of heroic deeds out West, of gunslingers, Indians, and cowboys. When his mother died leaving him penniless and alone JD knew he could either work in a factory or follow his dream and head West. The stagecoach fare cost him what little money his mother had left for him but as he stepped off in a rough frontier town he knew he'd made the right choice, beginning a whole new chapter of his life.

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Title: Shame
Pairing/Characters: Josiah
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Confusion

The whiskey fogged his mind, numbing his thoughts and senses yet he could never escape the harshness of his youth and the pain of his sister, Hannah. The memories tore through him, dragging up the dirt of the past and leaving him raging and belligerent towards an uncaring father. When he awoke the following day the fog rarely cleared, leaving him confused yet ashamed of bad deeds and words hurled while in Pan's embrace. Each morning he swore he would not touch another drink, putting the past behind him so he could begin his life afresh. Every night he failed.

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Sunday afternoon bibbles

Oct. 8th, 2017 02:53 pm
celli: due South's Fraser passing the "Welcome to Chicago" sign, captioned "the cities are only outposts" (Chicago outpost)
[personal profile] celli
I have friends coming over in a couple of hours, so I'm cleaning the apartment one chunk at a time, resting so it doesn't hurt my back...and because resting is fun. :)

I'll post my fic report later, because I'm not done for the day - doing a write-in with said friends. I'm falling behind on my Coursera classes, so I have two assignments to catch up on. One is actually fanfic - I'm writing a short Wonder Woman piece that I'll probs post when it's finished. Then, on to Star Wars and mpreg, probably. (The two are unrelated, not that Star Wars mpreg wouldn't be FASCINATING.)

Work is super stressful - I cried at my desk Friday. I have a major deadline coming up in a week. Then hopefully I won't be as revved up all day at work and can go back to enjoying myself.

Tomorrow is the Pod Save America tour. All four of the hosts! Live in front of me! Being...them! *looks faint*

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