Fic: Jeeves And The Hardboiled Eggs

Sep. 22nd, 2017 01:26 pm
cuddyclothes: (Bertie Jeeves)
[personal profile] cuddyclothes
I might be mistaken, but somehow, looking over my recent posts, it seems I haven't actually posted a link and description to my first Jeeves/Wooster post.  I posted it on AO3 on August 29.  Herewith, the info:

Fandom: Jeeves & Wooster
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3137
Characters/Pairing: Bertie Wooster/Reginald Jeeves
Genre: Humor, maybe Crack around the edges
Summary:Bertie makes a wager. And the word "balls" gets used a great deal.

The flat was dark and all was still. Even Jeeves, my man, would not be awake for another hour and a half at the earliest. As I moved about the silent sitting room, I thought I heard a small noise.
Thwick thwick thwick thwick
The young master stood, irresolute. What could possibly make such a strange noise? A tiny chorus of tap-dancing mice in teeny-tiny top hats?



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To cope with the hideousness of the world, I started reading Jeeves/Wooster stories. I am hooked.

So, knocking out 'Jeeves And The Hardboiled Eggs' was a lot of fun, so I thought I'd start another story with the premise: Bertie is bisexual and is having a casual affair with a chorus girl. Hadn't thought much beyond that.

Then, the evil thing starts GROWING. What if Jeeves has taken a vow of celibacy? Maybe bunging Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers into it would be fun. What if Bertie discovers the theater is the perfect hiding in plain sight place for inverts?

AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING!

At present I have almost 30 pages of partial scenes, each one divide, and more needing to be written. I'm not going to post anything until most of it is done. I've ran into so many WIPs in this fandom I'm ready to deck somebody. It's harder to tell on LJ than A03 when something is finished or not.

Fic rec: There Are No Winners In War, by BaBaLooBlue. A fantastic "missing scenes" story about the trip back from House's father's funeral. Beautifully written and no woobieness in sight.

Only Mostly Dead

Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:51 am
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[personal profile] blackmare
 I'm around, reading here more days than not, but life is, well, the usual. Classes, art-making, calling Senators and begging them not to kill citizens in order to give tax breaks to billionaires. You know. All that stuff. 

And I have another class in an hour so I do have to go. And then dog-and-horse-sitting through Tuesday morning. How are y'all? 

Fic Rec: бонус (Bonus)

Sep. 21st, 2017 02:04 am
venusinthenight: joan watson listening to sherlock (elementary - joan sits and listens)
[personal profile] venusinthenight posting in [community profile] 221b_recs
Title: бонус (Bonus)
Author: [personal profile] gardnerhill
Pairing: None
Length: 396 words
Rating: Gen
Warnings: None apply
Verse: My Dearly Beloved Detective
Author's summary: Freedom can reside in a simple change of clothes.

Reccer's comments: My Dearly Beloved Detective has a female Holmes (Shirley) and a female Watson (Jane) -- one of only a tiny handful of Holmesian 'verses with this configuration. This focuses on Jane, and how she practices at presenting more traditionally male, along with musings on male presentation as protection in sexist Edwardian London.

Fic Rec: Sacre Coeur

Sep. 19th, 2017 03:08 pm
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Title: Sacre Coeur
Author: Mamaorion
Pairing: Sherlock/John
Length: 127158 words (including appendices; actual story is around 95,000 words)
Rating: Mature
Verse: Sherlock BBC

Author's summary: Memories return. Old secrets are unearthed. Seven years of hidden love ignite. Who is behind the mind control, and how far back does it reach into Sherlock's past?

This multi-chapter patchwork fixit fic diverts from the path at season three and turns season 4 into a collage. This was the Johnlock I wanted. May it be healing for you, too.

Reccer's comments: This is marvelous storytelling, with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It re-imagines Season 3 in a whole new light, and therefore Season 4 -- well. I don't want to give away too much. But the tale involves memory loss, secret organizations, and a backstory that includes Sherrinford as the third Holmes sibling (and what a delightful, if flawed, character he is.) Mary is a marvelous villain here, done in a way that I wish the show would have done. There are flashbacks to Sherlock's teenage years, where *everything* begins, and connects neatly with all the events in canon up to, and partially inclusive of, Series 3.

And of course, at the heart of it all is the love between Sherlock and John.

Sunday Baking

Sep. 17th, 2017 05:33 pm
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[personal profile] nightdog_barks
Put together this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cake today (from the Washington Post). Followed the instructions except for sifting the flour and spices together -- just took it out of the oven and it smells delicious. :D

We must have an opossum in residence close by -- Layla treed a youngster both last night and this morning in the backyard, scaring the bejeebers out of the little guy both times.

Currently reading Jay McInerney's The Good Life, sequel to Brightness Falls and the middle book in his "New York trilogy" (I've noticed some people calling it his "Yuppie trilogy," heh). It's a good read, but omg these characters do not talk like normal people talk. Before this I read Neil Gaiman's American Gods. I had read it once, years and years ago, but I heard Gaiman had restored something like 12K words to a new edition. It was interesting to see how the book did or did not follow the first season of the TV show, and how a few scenes had been transferred to TV virtually unchanged. I enjoyed it a lot -- two thumbs up, would recommend.
venusinthenight: sherlock and joan listening to a suspect (elementary - sherlock/joan judging you)
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Title: (untitled single line-art drawing of Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson)
Artist: [tumblr.com profile] ainosgarden
Pairing: Sherlock & Joan
Rating: Gen
Warnings: None
Verse: Elementary
Artist's summary: I know this is a bit late, but…

Happy Valentine’s Day to platonic life partners as well!

A single-line drawing of Joan and Sherlock from Elementary.

Reccer's comments: It's a very simple single-line art drawing. I like how Sherlock is sitting more "properly" with a single leg crossed in the loveseat, contrasting with Joan sitting with both legs crossed on the loveseat.

Work sucks, I know

Sep. 13th, 2017 05:10 am
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 A lot has been going on at work. Our old boss Kathy didn't give 2 fucks about night shift, so even though at the time she left, night shift had lost 7 or 8 nurses, she never hired anyone for us, saying that we were well staffed. And now we have all these people out on maternity leave and medical leave, and more will go out on leave soon. Almost every night I am off, I get a call and/or text asking me to work extra. One week I worked an extra 8 hours on a night off and then another night, came in 2 hours early for a shift. It's exhausting. Supposedly new people have been hired, but most are new grads, so they still have 12+ weeks of orientation to go through.

One reason I haven't posted much lately is that last month, we had a maternal death while I was working. We haven't lost a mom on my floor in 8 or 9 years, so it was very shocking. Yes, we have babies die, but it's something that is known ahead of time usually, due to defects or being very early.

The woman was an antepartum (someone who is pregnant and being monitored closely), 35 weeks pregnant with twins, there to be monitored for hypertension (high blood pressures). She was set to go home that day.

It happened around 12:15am or so. One or both babies came off the monitor, so the nurse, Arlene, went to go in the patient's room and adjust  the tocometers. The mom was on the floor, unresponsive; no heart beat, not breathing. A code was called, everyone rushed up to our floor from the rest of the hospital. Apparently, an ER doctor took over the code, and was so set on bringing the mom back (I believe that she was immediately dead). The L&D supervisor, Alaina, was trying to get him to stop so they could do a c-section in the room and get the babies out. He didn't listen. Finally, they took her to our OR and coded her throughout the section. From the time the mom was found, to the time the babies were out was 20 minutes. Twenty minutes without oxygen, so then both babies were being coded. They coded mom fro 3 hours. At one point she went into DIC, meaning the clotting factors in her blood were used up. Finally, they let her go. The family got there about the time the county coroner did, so the coroner waited an hour for the family to say goodbye.

The room this woman had been in was across the hallway from our nurses' station, so we saw the whole thing up until they took her to the OR. It was very traumatic for all of us there. And the whole family was out in the hallway crying.

The doctors thought maybe she had had an amniotic fluid embolism, but wouldn't know for sure until the autopsy came back.

Later that day, the twins were sent out to another hospital to go on cooling measures for neuro protection. I believe they went to Children's Hospital LA and then later to Cottage. They are still alive, but may have deficits from lack of oxygen.

Turns out the mom had a large clot in her pelvis, and something knocked it loose. It was good that it happened in the hospital, instead of happening at hope. Her man is in jail, so her children probably would have found her and the twins dead in the morning. She had a 16 year old set of twins and a 9 year old.

Fic Rec: Operant Conditioning

Sep. 12th, 2017 03:38 pm
venusinthenight: joan from S1 promo image (elementary - joan's amazing hair)
[personal profile] venusinthenight posting in [community profile] 221b_recs
Title: Operant Conditioning
Author: [personal profile] gardnerhill
Pairing: None
Length: 637 words
Rating: Gen
Warnings: None apply
Verse: Elementary
Author's summary: Joan Watson teaches some people the concept of cause and effect.

Reccer's comments: Joan comes up with a plan so cunning to curb her neighbourhood of misogynist (including fat shaming and transmisogyny) behaviour, not even Blackadder would have thought of it. But then he isn't a woman who is subject to this stuff. ;) Anyway! Joan doing creative problem solving with a little help from her friends is a WIN!

Off The Deep End, Part Two

Sep. 12th, 2017 03:16 pm
cuddyclothes: (House Wilson Singing)
[personal profile] cuddyclothes
Okay, gang, part two of Off The Deep End is up on AO3!

Off The Deep End, Part Two

Authors: [personal profile] cuddyclothes , [personal profile] flywoman , [personal profile] menolly_au , damigella_314, [personal profile] pgrabia , lurid lurker


Summary: When House rejects him, Wilson disappears. AU branching off from 7X23 "Moving On."
Genre: AU, angst, smut
Relationships: House/Wilson, House/OMC (past)
Word count: 9736
Rating: M
Characters: Greg House, James Wilson, Blythe House
cuddyclothes: (Default)
[personal profile] cuddyclothes
I've posted the first part of another chainfic, "Off The Deep End". Based on the prompt, after 7x23, "Where Do We Go From Here?"

In the first part, authors are menolly_au, pgrabia, flywoman, cellista_in_c, luridlurker, and damigella_314. I don't come in until Part Two.

Summary: When House is trapped in a hallucinatory island paradise, Wilson has to help bring him out of it.
Unwelcome revelations ensue. AU branching off from 7X23 "Moving On."
Genre: AU, angst
Word count: 9736
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Greg House, James Wilson, Lisa Cuddy, OMCs

Off The Deep End, Part One

Reader, I met him.

Sep. 10th, 2017 08:51 pm
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A year and a half ago, I fell for the villain in a music video on YouTube. Last night, I had a drink with him.

("Way to bury the lede," said [twitter.com profile] thisiskis when I told the story the long way around this morning. You get the highlights version.)

I took the bus to Manhattan for a 24-hour visit this weekend to see a fringe play imported from England because, as you may recall, this actor I liked, Jon Campling, was in it and it didn't sound like there would be another opportunity to see him in the U.S. in the foreseeable future.

The play itself, TRIPPIN, was better than expected. Quite funny and creative on a shoestring budget. I think the advertising doesn't do it justice. It's billed as "weekend warrior does a drug and meets some wacky characters," and it was that, with a side of privileged white male existential despair, but it was also a surprisingly cathartic journey into how a person can create or exacerbate their own deep unhappiness and try to self-medicate with substances or escapist media without getting at the root of the problem. Anxiety transforms into peace.

I'm so used to seeing embarrassing productions/TV/movies/performances for the sake of a particular actor or actress that this was a nice change of pace.

Afterwards [twitter.com profile] iggyw and I were hanging out in the empty lobby, where I was hoping for a photo op and autograph, when Jon's wife found us. We chatted until Jon appeared, and then, instead of a quick meet and greet, they totally invited us downstairs to the playhouse bar! I had been daydreaming about just such an outcome but wasn't sure I would be brave enough to ask for it. So I was on cloud nine for the next hour and a half as we talked about a bunch of different things and I got to look at his face some more. Much merriment and storytelling; I am once more thankful to extroverts for their seeming ease in keeping conversations lively among strangers. Iggy, who is less comfortable than I am about meeting performers, started out skeptical but ended up having a lovely time and agreeing that they were both super sweet.

And before we left, I did get that autograph and photo op. I had confessed my love for his villain roles starting with that abduction-themed Amber Run video, and he delighted me by feigning a kidnapping move while Iggy took our picture. <3

ignore this cut tag )

photographic evidence )

Totally worth the trip.

*

Thanks to [twitter.com profile] no_detective I also got to see a matinee of MENGELE, which I was more ambivalent about. It was neither as bad as it could have been nor as good. Lots of breathy, rapid-fire dialogue between "Mengele" and an avenging angel as they delved into his life and actions, with a few pauses to play video footage from the Holocaust and/or the Schindler's List movie. The performances were pretty strong, and I liked the attention paid to the conflicted attraction-repulsion some perpetrators felt for their victims, but there was nothing new or particularly insightful in its depiction of a war criminal justifying his behavior, and the structure of the play undercut any sort of catharsis.

Other weekend highlights included (1) being stopped by a fellow DS9 fan in a shop who liked my Terok Nor t-shirt and (2) food! Decent SoHo pizza with Iggy, a tea house on Bleecker I wish we could have spent more time lounging in before the play, an amazing kosher everything bagel with cream cheese around the corner from the hotel (Ess-a-Bagel, yummm), and brunch this morning with [twitter.com profile] thisiskis and [personal profile] coffeeandink. More wide-ranging fannish conversation, this time with scrambled eggs.

*

Back to work tomorrow. [livejournal.com profile] synn and I are, uh, supposed to fly to Orlando on Thursday to go to Harry Potter World. It still appears to be possible? We'll see.

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