Things I have learned

Aug. 17th, 2017 09:36 pm
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1. It is possible to grow sunflowers in pots, provided the pots are big enough. A 16" diameter pot works.
2. You will have to brace the pot so that it doesn't fall over in a strong wind.
3. If the sunflower starts leaning to one side, add a counterweight to the other side of the pot to balance the weight. A large rock works nicely.
4. Bees love sunflowers.
5. It takes forEVER for sunflower flower buds to reach full bloom.


I'm pretty sure that at least two different species of bees have been hanging around the sunflowers: big fuzzy ones, and smaller non-fuzzy ones. Bumblebees and carpenter bees, perhaps. They're all welcome.

Words!

Aug. 16th, 2017 10:52 pm
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I haven't written fic since *checks* May, huh. But then suddenly I got an idea, and now in the past three days I've written over three thousand words and it feels amazing. Story writing is a thing I can do! Oh man, I missed this feeling of getting words onto a page, instead of being stuck at the image-to-word conversion process in my brain.

Btw, I recently read a piece on writer's block that I liked a lot, So you're having a bad writing day: Consider: the act of telling a story is you CONJURING AN ENTIRE UNIVERSE INSIDE YOUR MIND and then using words as knives to CARVE THAT UNIVERSE INTO REALITY SO THAT OTHERS CAN VISIT YOUR IMAGINATION. “Today I am going to make a world out of my brain that you can go to in your spare time,” you say aloud, hopefully realizing that this is far more significant and far more bizarre than tying your shoes or blowing your nose.
Writing is hard, and that's okay. (Clearly prolific authors who update frequently are wizards.)

"221Bees"

Aug. 13th, 2017 09:23 am
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"221Bees" by Jessie Blackwood
PAIRING: Sherlock/John & Mycroft/Lestrade
FANDOM: Sherlock
RATING: PG-13
SERIES: 1) However Improbable, I Promise, This is the Truth
WARNING: Minor character death mentioned
SUMMARY: What do you get a man who doesn't want a birthday for his 60th? John knows exactly what to get.

Has just been added to Sherlock Holmes Slash and is listed on the new stories page, the Sherlock/John page and the other pairings page.

Crossposted to Chance's Archive, Chance's Archive on Tumblr and Chance's Archive blog.

The Bright Sessions

Aug. 9th, 2017 12:26 am
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I've been checking out the podcasts you guys recommended and it's been great. Eventually I'll make a longer list of those I liked, but for now I want to talk about "The Bright Sessions," a fiction podcast about a therapist for patients with unusual abilities. I quickly got attached to the characters, and then in season two the plot really took off. Originally I just wanted to make a few notes for a future rec, but by the middle of season 2 I was making notes for almost every episode, so now you get a long list of episode reactions to distract myself from the cliffhanger at the end of season 3.

Season 1 )

Season 2 )

Season 3 )

Season 4 in October! I really look forward to it. And there will be a TV adaption too, I'm very curious.
In the meantime I'm thinking about what fic I want for Yuletide, because it's the season of worrying about Yuletide nominations.
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"Negotiations II - Fieldwork is not my milieu" by Jessie Blackwood
PAIRING: Mycroft Holmes/Arkady Dragutin
FANDOM: Sherlock/Airforce One Is Down
RATING: R
SERIES: 1) "Negotiations"
SUMMARY: Mycroft had to work hard to infiltrate the Serbian Baron's camp in order to extract Sherlock, but maybe he had some help in the form of a familiar Serbian General.

Has just been added to Sherlock Holmes Slash and is listed on the new stories page and the other pairings page.

Crossposted to Chance's Archive, Chance's Archive on Tumblr and Chance's Archive blog.
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Title: A Dark Lamp: Tea Time
Pairings: Harriet Watson/Clara Lausier, Harriet Watson/Other, John Watson + Sherlock Holmes,  John Watson/Mary Morstan, Harriet Watson/Silas Watson
Tags: AU, NC17, 19th Century America, Romance (I hope)
Summary: The woman had a lovely, heart-shaped face, large grey eyes, dark brown hair that would be auburn in bright sunlight. Her cape was dark olive, and sodden from the shoulders down. She removed her hat and, looking at Harriet, said, "Is this seat taken?"

For her part, Harriet stared dumbly at the apparition of beauty before nodding. "Of course, I'm so sorry. Please, join me."

Author's Note: A Dark Lamp is all of the background that didn't fit into the main timeline. You can of course ignore it and stick with the main timeline only, but I think A Dark Lamp really rounds out the story. I am, of course, biased in this regard...

The Shadows, Where Softly Steps the Light:

In 1859, Sherlock Holmes is sent to America to deal with James Moriarty, who is trying to gather support in the form of guns and money for the Irish rebellion. While in Boston, Sherlock meets one John Watson, who has moved to America not only to escape the memory of his late wife, but to recover from the injuries he sustained in India.

In an atmosphere brimming with politics and the threat of war, can Sherlock and John become a force unstoppable only by the most crafty of men? Have they met their match in James Moriarty and Sebastian Moran? Most of all, can they protect their friends and family from the fallout of stirring the hornet's nest?

Would you like to know more? Start here on the AO3...


Fic: "Still Beating" (NC-17)

Aug. 6th, 2017 04:43 pm
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Title: Still Beating
Pairing: Mycroft Holmes/Sherlock Holmes
Tags: Angst, Blood Drinking, Blood Kink, Desire, Drug Addict Sherlock, Incest, Lust, Masturbation, Rough Sex, Skin Hunger, Sleeping Together, Vampire Mycroft
Summary: He is that monster, now. These are his fantasies.

"Negotiations"

Aug. 6th, 2017 08:18 am
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"Negotiations" by Jessie Blackwood
PAIRING: Mycroft/Lestrade
FANDOM: Sherlock/Airforce One Is Down
RATING: NC-17
SUMMARY: Mycroft meets a Serbian General face to face, but all is not what it seems.

Has just been added to Sherlock Holmes Slash and is listed on the new stories page and the other pairings page.

Crossposted to Chance's Archive, Chance's Archive on Tumblr and Chance's Archive blog.

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