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MU1_new_cover_100x150It’s Halloween time, and Day of the Dead, and the time when magic is strongest, at least that’s what I wrote in the Magic University books! In honor of the brand new edition of The Siren and the Sword (book one) coming out, I thought I would treat you all to a sweet excerpt!

Kyle has arrived at Harvard to discover he’s magical and belongs in the hidden magical university on the campus. Thrust suddenly into a curriculum he’s never studied before, Kyle finds some subjects more challenging than others. But here’s his girlfriend Jess to help him study…

(Scene after the cut! I did say NSFW, right?)

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I have figured out why Autolycus has so many claws and little batwings of extra skin under his arms and why Hestia can sit upright and so easily open doors and why both of them enjoy human desserts. Our cats obviously descend from Behemoth, the black demon-cat that accompanied the Devil to Moscow in the spring of 1936. The liaisons by which he left children among the strays and pets of Moscow, Bulgakov must have omitted for modesty, and some of these demon-kittens must have emigrated over the years in order for our cats' mother to have ended up in Cambridge by this March. But I really think this explains it. Autolycus understands how to twist off seltzer caps. Hestia picks up bugs. They made multiple trips up a refrigerator to get at a macaron. We should not keep vodka in the house. They will drink it and we won't be able to figure out where the pickled mushrooms came from.
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Naruto 698: It took him 600+ chapters to admit that... For a moment I thought Sakura was able to regrow missing limbs, then realized I mistook her for another girl healer at another Jump series.

Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold: Is Toei writing an "everyone returns to life" fic of their own? Wouldn't be surprised. But why Aiolia? Not complaining, just asking.

Teen Wolf S1-S2: Sometimes I watch things simply because they're there. The series is pretty much what it says on the tin. A teenage boy is bitten by a werewolf and turns into one himself with all the problems it entails. Then add teen love and werewolf hunters to the mix, as per tradition.
The main character that bugs me most is Derek. 1) How does he earn a living? Trust fund? Picking up random fallen wallets? Are there amenities in the abandoned house, but hidden away because it'd detract from the atmosphere? 2) Dude, what's with the pesky older brother act when you're with Stiles? 3) Not really his or the actor's fault - it's jarring to hear adults speak like teenagers. And not only Derek.
Spoilers )

Scanlation: Yasha ch. 24

30 Oct 2014 10:57 pm
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Title: Yasha
Author: Yoshida Akimi
Publisher: Flower Comics
Genre: Shoujo
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Molly
Status in Japan: 12 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sei lives a normal, quiet life on a small island in Okinawa until one day a strange man who seems to know his mother shows up and tries to kidnap him. After that, nothing is normal or quiet in this sci-fi thriller from the author of Banana Fish.

Chapter Summary: Amamiya tries to use Rin to get into Sei's head--literally--but things don't quite go as planned.

Chapter 24

Daily Happiness

30 Oct 2014 10:31 pm
torachan: ryu from kimi ni todoke eating ramen (ramen)
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1. Alexander came over this evening and we watched some Gravity Falls and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

2. Irene found a therapist with the LA Gender Center and had her first session Tuesday. They offer therapy for all trans people, not just gender-related therapy, and by seeing an intern she was able to get a lower cost.

3. She was really wiped out after work that day, so I took the bus up to the Center with her and just waited while she had her session. It isn't far away but we weren't sure how bad traffic would be so we left really early and ended up getting there early, so we stopped and got tacos from a truck on the way there from the bus stop, and then the Center turned out to be above an awesome little Persian bakery so we got dessert there.

4. And speaking of her job, today was her last day. She worked several days this week as a bagger and really enjoyed working there, but she's just having too many dizzy spells for a job that requires her to be on her feet and moving around all day. The dizziness has been a problem for a while, but has been getting worse recently (though it has gotten better since the really bad days she had with the bronchitis). The good thing is while she was there she made a good impression on her manager and so might be able to go back once the dizziness is taken care of.

5. Covered California is supposed to be opening to new applicants in November, so hopefully we can get Irene on insurance really soon so she can actually go to the doctor and find out what's causing the dizziness and get it taken care of!

Writing season!

30 Oct 2014 10:28 pm
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I have my Yuletide assignment, and it is going to be both nicely challenging and fun.

I have a list of things I want to write as treats, and those are going to be fun too.

I have my HLH_Shortcuts assignment, and an idea for what to do with it.

So far I have managed to post something to [community profile] fan_flashworks every challenge since the beginning of June. Still need to get something up for the current one, but I have something I can post. I just want to get a little more of it.

[community profile] mini_wrimo is right around the corner, and I have signed up with my usual 100 words a day, and my plan is to write a Yuletide Drabble each day, as a warm up. And if they turn into full-length treats that is lovely, and if they stay drabbles that is lovely too.

Plus - Mini-Wrimo will be posting on Dreamwidth this year, not just LJ! Here is the info/signup post

In celebration of these excellencies, I have made the first batch of Eggnog, currently doing it's alchemical thing in the fridge right now. I decided that what with the notable Durin's Day (a lunar and a solar eclipse!) the festive season should start immediately.

It is finally, finally beginning to cool off. I slept under covers all night last night.
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So. Basically. The thing is.

I want to write, but I don't have a lot of time and to be perfectly honest all I want to write is ridiculous porn. And also I want to interact and I feel like that is something of value I can provide to certain segments of the internet population.

So. Give me prompts. Porny fic prompts. WE WILL SEE IF I CAN GET THEM WRITTEN.

...probably tomorrow because the ambien should be knocking me out any minute now. Or I guess I might write you fic in my sleep. WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
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Night before last, I had nightmares so bad I had to wake myself from them by screaming. I tried twice and made no sound: sleep paralysis. The third time I think I was awake enough to be shouting into a darkened room for real, but [livejournal.com profile] derspatchel and I were on different sleep schedules and he didn't hear me. Brick-walled alleys and twisting drainpipes. In a warehouse, a room with a safe, a room full of file cabinets, a room with a bare wooden desk, a few pencils and a swing-arm lamp, all empty and cavernous with electric light. A portfolio of charcoal sketches and a series of illustrated adventures in a style that looked like Chris Van Allsburg, but the name on them was Millar. A rapist of children and a killer of women: nothing about him looked wrong except that he never listened. He didn't even have to make the effort not to. No one that I valued was human to him.

Last night's dreams were reassuringly novelistic and therefore useless to me at the present time: the annual get-together of an association something like the Camp Fire Girls, the permeable boundaries between here and elsewhere, and a cross-generational story that only occurred to me as I was waking as a variant on Tam Lin. A father has lost his daughter in the otherworld; she was forfeit for some decision he made decades ago, when he was a film producer with a coke habit and a trick of seeing into places he shouldn't, although he mostly chalked it up to the drugs at the time. He's been looking for her since, along with the demon lover she disappeared with, with a few ideas of how and where and a fragmentary knowledge of what he'll have to endure if he wants to free her—not knowing, as always, if even free she'll want to return. I wasn't sure he was so human himself; he should have been older than he looked, if his career started in the '70's. He was played more or less by Denholm Elliott, though, who did look younger than he was for years. He wore a very crumpled suit and more than one tie. He said it was a talisman. I couldn't tell if he was right; it wouldn't have been visible to me if it was.

My body is not treating me well at all. We had dinner tonight at Taipei Tokyo. Sushi is a form of self-care. I still haven't had onigiri, but with all the recent talk about foxes, inarizushi really seemed like a good idea. I scored a windfall DVD of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) at Goodwill while unsuccessfully looking for a new corduroy jacket. I may watch it to cheer up with.

you need to stop naming them

30 Oct 2014 08:30 pm
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I really enjoyed this week's episode of the flash! )

In conclusion: STILL THE MOST CUTEST. That's all.


30 Oct 2014 08:27 pm
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1. On many evenings, my preferred after-dinner snack is plain yogurt with a dollop of homemade jam. My cat has figured this out--well, more precisely, she has realized out that I tend to assemble this snack in a particular bowl, and she is obsessed with licking the bowl clean. She will watch me like a creepy stalker while I am eating it, and the moment I put the bowl down, she is trying to bury her face in it. I shouldn't encourage this behavior, but it's pretty adorable, so I let her have this small treat. I have also learned not to leave my yogurt unattended for a single second, as she's not shy about starting on her snack before I am done with mine.

2. Apparently we will get a break from the rain this weekend. I am looking forward to this, because the rain has just felt relentless lately. And living where I live, that's saying a lot.

3. Since I've been canning a lot this year, I have been fishing a lot of used up vanilla beans out of recipes. Except they aren't used up! I've cut them into slightly smaller pieces, and tucked them into my sugar jar. (Not the main supply, but the little one that stays out on the counter for tea and coffee.) I often drink my coffee black, but sometimes I make it light and sweet as a special treat.

4. After many years of not wearing watches, I have started wearing them again. I have two - one gold-colored and one silver-colored. The strap on the silver-colored one is very fussy and ends up flapping about, so I am considering getting a replacement at some point. I see there are now ones which are solar powered. Has anyone had luck with them? (Also a decision: replace just the silver-colored one, or get a two-tone one to replace both?)

And so it begins...

30 Oct 2014 10:50 pm
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Festivids and Yuletide assignments both went out today, and wow. Neither of my assignments is what I was expecting, but I think they're both going to be a lot of fun.

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

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30 Oct 2014 09:48 pm
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I am kind of sad to be working on a novel but not doing NaNoWriMo!

But I guess it is a bad idea, even though they now allow WIPs, because
a) I will definitely not get 50,000 words this month, and my book will probably be over in another 50,000 words
b) Writing longhand prevents accurate word counts
c) At some point I am going to have to unpack my entire collection of books and it will take a long time.

Oh well. Rust Apothecary for Camp NaNoWriMo, maybe? Rust Apothecary and Occult Post-Apocalyptic Girl Gang will probably both take a fair amount of research.


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