(gen) "Vera Steine" (typewriter)

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Last Updated: 02/06/2015
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(gen) "Vera Steine" (typewriter)

Fic (MCU): Two Flames

Summary: You step out that door, you are an Avenger. It isn't as simple as Clint Barton made it sound and Wanda isn't sure that's what she wants to be.
Rating: mature
Length: ~6,500 words
Spoilers: Avengers Age of Ultron
Disclaimer: characters belong to Marvel. No infringement intended.

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( There is a silence in her head... )
H50 Steve

Fic (H50): The Counting Days

Summary: Steve has no intention of sharing the cost of this operation with Danny.
Rating: explicit (sex) // NC17
Pairing: Danny/Steve
Length: ~3,740 words
Spoilers: 5.04 Ka Noe'au
Disclaimer: characters do not belong to me. No infringement intended. Title from "Hope Against Hope", by Rosanne Cash.
A/N: Thanks muchly to eumelia for the beta, and Phoebe Miller for the read through. Enjoy.

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AWZ Deniz "I need a HUG"

My absence is explained!

I was absent for a while becuase eumelia came to stay with me! We had an awesome time and crammed the days full of art and train journeys and cities and food. I had promised to feed her All The Food, which I did, and she managed to eat almost all of it, which was pretty talented.

On the first day, we saw parliament and a palace (monarchy ftw!), ate a stroopwafel, went to the miniature city before we finished off at the beach, where we had Dutch pancakes and ice cream for dessert, which I spilled on my shoes. I'm nothing if not classy, people :).

We went to Amsterdam next, saw the Rijksmuseum and the Nightwatch, went to the Anne Frank house (we had to queue for an hour, but it was worth it.) We saw Dam Square, another palace, lots and lots of touristy shops, but I promised to save eumelia from the clutches of key chain clog sales people, so we avoided those.

We were pretty beat after two intense days, so we did Delft lite, seeing a Delft Blue pottery place (where Mel bought Delft Blue clog earrings, complete with certificate) and we saw a Vermeer exhibition that didn't have paintings but lots of history about him, and then we sprawled at home.

On Wednesday we met Marliesanna from twitter in Utrecht, where we had the traditional Dutch three egg lunch which Mel managed to eat in its entirety by skipping breakfast, before we went to Amsterdam again to tackle the Van Goghmuseum, where we saw the famous sunflowers and other pretty paintings, and Mel bought more earrings.

Thursday we did nothing in the morning and in the afternoon kilawater came to visit because she and Mel wanted to meet after hearing me talk about each other, and they hit it off and we chatted and played games and then Mel packed and this morning we went to the airport and I was creeped out by the soldiers with the Massive Guns (which, wtf) at the El Al check-in desk. We were apparently very early so we breakfasted before we had to say goodbye and then I cried my eyes out when I got home. Managed not to embarrass myself on the train, thankfully, but now the flat is lonely and empty-ish, which is very strange.
AWZ Ingo "this is my calm face"

Still alive!

Well, still coughing my lungs out but the misery is much less. If it goes on for much longer, I'll consult my GP, but I'm not suffering, so it's all good.

My therapist may have had a point about me needing more breaks, I'm not telling. I'm trying to get my flat in order for when eumelia comes over on Saturday, and well. It may be a bit of a mess. Again, I'm not telling. But I'll be showing her my city and not be going to work in the mean time, which will be great. Three more shifts before freeeedooommmm!

Oh! I've been watching Borgen, which is indeed Europe's answer to The West Wing, albeit a bit slower and with more women. Also, continental European, which means everything actually makes sense and everyone has lives that look like mine! It's strangely fun when that happens. But I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it yet.

Work is... I have a love-hate relationship with super sales. On the one hand, it makes selling easy and more fun, keeps the pace high, etc. On the other hand, the logistical management is a nightmare. Equally, every time my manager goes on holiday I'm reminded why I like being the assistant manager rather than the one where the buck stops. It's not that I can't hack it, it's that I don't enjoy that part of the job. Certainly not when there's invariably a crisis (or three) to deal with, or I uncover a fraud five minutes before the end of my shift, or I have to correct other people's errors... etcetera. It's easier when there's someone you can hand some things off to, or at least talk it over with. Manager away while the super sales are on? Yeah.

But, this too shall end! And then I'll be taking eumelia to the mini city, we'll eat stroopwafels (local biscuit/delicacy), and we'll stare at all the old buildings like palaces and houses of parliament. It shall be glorious.
H50 Danny "my brain hurts"

Freight Shift!

a.k.a. one of those days I attempt to persuade my body it's really normal to get up at six am for no good reason other than that I must earn a living and this is my career now. Whyyyyyyy? I wanna sleep.

Yes, I whine about this every time. But instead of a cookie, I'll give you some gifs to make it worth your while.

You see, this would make it worth my while:
Steve -- random appearance, walking nngh

But do I get that? Noooo. I roughly resemble this:
animals -- kitten miaowing

...and this...
cat SAIL!

...and this.
Danny -- colour -- snagging coffee 2.19

This was this week's edition of my life in .gif form, thank you for playing and good night er, morning. Urgh.
H50 Steve

Still alive.

Now also in sneezing and congested stage of infestation, but at least less trying to turn myself inside out while coughing. Mind you, cough medicine has the most disgusting name (mucodyne, really?) and tastes like flavoured paint thinner (or how I would imagine paint thinner tastes), but it works, so I forgive them these failures. My therapist chided me gently for showing up in my congested state and took the opportunity to talk about self-care. Hmph, yes, she may have a point there.

Here, have a gif, because I'm out of witticisms or thinky thoughts.

Steve -- emo blink
H50 Danny "my brain hurts"

Assorted liquorice.

I heard about Amazon's antics and can't decide whether to laugh or cry. Needless to say, I shan't be engaging in it, for starters because I believe in the gift economy of fandom, but also because their arbitrary censorship guidelines are something I won't fit my work to. In fact, I'm more inclined than ever not to be an Amazon customer as a result of this.

Another place I'm not a customer of? Facebook. (Trigger warning for that link.) And happy not to be so, but kudos to Friedman et al. for coming up with a viable strategy to fight back against such a giant corporation.

In more personal news, I have a throat infection and am trying to hack up a lung. Fun times. On the positive side, I have the next six days off, so I shan't bother anyone while hacking up said lung. I have meds, so I shan't croak, but I shall be cranky because I hate being sick. (And yes, I was sick a week ago. I needed that time off, clearly.) Now while my immune system is mocking me with a silent snigger, I shall be over here, cranky and looking at pictures of kittens. And Steve McGarrett.
H50 Chin

Now that we're back, some housekeeping.

I was affected by the LJ outage, but am back and restored! This means all my fic can be read again, but one unlucky reader got stuck on chapter 11 of the art of leaving and saying goodbye, and I was unable to refer her to a mirror site as the fic is only hosted here.

Now, since I still don't like the AO3/OTW sufficiently to crosspost there, I've decided to go back to mirroring this space on DreamWidth. Therefore, I will periodically import the journal (I'm currently waiting in the queue), and should LJ go down or become inaccessible for you, dear readers, for some reason, you can hop over there. Please note this is not a real time mirror and the DW journal won't function as an alternative space if you prefer it over there.

Due to the automatic nature of DW imports, all links will refer you back to LJ, so you will have to navigate by tags, and not by the master list that's there, but I hope that this minor inconvenience is still better than nothing.

As for me, if not available via LJ, I can be reached @ twitter, at WordPress, on Tumblr, at Goodreads, and of course, at verasteine (at) gmail (dot) com. LiveJournal and Twitter are still my primary homes as I have a fraught relationship with Tumblr (let's face it, it's pretty, but otherwise I hate it) and only use WordPress for the non-fannish things.
H50 Rachel

Woman's issue

Question: anyone ever get hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) while on their period? It's the second time it's happened to me in six months, and while I'm not unfamiliar with blood sugar crashes, these were both so extreme they made me very ill. We're talking extreme cramps, nausea, walking up and down the stairs made me have to lie down, shallow breathing, etc.

Now it doesn't greatly concern me because addressing the issue makes it go away after a few hours, and by evening I was fine, if tired, but I don't get blood sugar drops that strongly at any other time, and both times it was on the first day of my period, I had been eating sufficiently (yesterday it happened an hour after lunch, ffs), and I had no particular other issues.

I don't get it every period and if it becomes more frequent I'll have it looked at, obviously, but I'm just wondering if it's a coincidence or if people know this as a side effect of having your period?