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01 January 2010 @ 11:00 pm


 
 
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Title: Excerpts from Bridget Jones' Diary: January - April 1999
Recipient: sfaith
Fandom: Bridget Jones' Diary
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Mostly compliant with Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (book-verse), which concludes in 1998 with Mark having rescued Bridget from a Thai gaol, their coupling and Mark's offer to Bridget that she accompany him to Los Angeles in the new year. The following tale conveniently ignores the final twist of the book (that Mark will be sent to Thailand, not America).

3.25am: Woke up blurry early to incessant buzzing of Tesco's alarm clock. In state of drowsy delirium slapped hands wildly about like demonic starfish to silence alarm. Slapped not alarm but lovely Mark Darcy-shaped man, nestled in my bed.Collapse )

[mood: a little under the weather ]
[music: Poker Face || Lady GaGa]
 
 
i_octopus
28 December 2008 @ 10:49 am
Wishing all the cheeriest of holiday cheer I come bearing a smattering of yuletide recs.

To start I pay much and genuine homage to my gifts (that's right people, plural) from one lovely (at-the-present) anonymous author from that oft-overlooked fandom of Ballykissangel. I've been to Avoca for the sole purpose of going to Assumpta's pub and visiting Peter's church (much to the amusement of the Co. Wicklow librarian and much to the consternation of my travel companion who I abandoned in Dublin), so it's fair to say I like Ballyk.

Ballykissangel

A Cottage by the Sea
This is an exquisite reading of Peter/Assumpta and of what might have been if Assumpta didn't die. It's well written, it's amusing, it's tender, it pays a delightful amount of attention to details that make my heart glad. It's the greatest gift I could have imagined getting this yuletide :)

Jackson Square
As if I hadn't been spoiled enough, this is a small sequel, or accompaniment, to A Cottage by the Sea. This piece expands on the truly beautiful concept that Peter becomes closer to God through his love for Assumpta, not further apart because he's left the priesthood. Simply wonderful.

History Boys

now for a breath i tarry
RUN, don't walk, to this intelligent, beautiful, extraordinary piece of writing. I have gushed and privately rec'd this to friends that adore The History Boys and they've agreed with my (not-at-all OTT) assessment.

If the thought of sprinkling your holiday reading with some Shaw, Whitman, Keats, The Beatles - for goodness' sake - sends you to a happy place then get thee to now for a breath i tarry and bow before it and covet it like I do!

Beautiful People

Dressing Up is More Than a Hobby
This is a witty, camp, blissful Beautiful People/HSM3 subtle crossover. Ryan features in this particular story of Simon's and it's just a treat to read. Fluffy and lovely and completely enjoyable.

Wire in the Blood

I do sometimes wonder if I adore the characters of Tony and Carol or Robson Green and Hermione Norris...a bit of both I suspect. Anyway I digress and there is Wire in the Blood stories to be had.

Rumours, Not-Curry and the Cosmic Scale of Importance
This is a great little Tony/Carol story. Case-in-point, the following from Carol:

"Oh, and by the way, Tony and I getting married at the weekend, hope you can all make it. Kev, wear your good shoes, not the scuffed ones, and Paula, would you mind being the flower girl?" She surveyed them, giving herself a moment to enjoy their uncomfortable expressions, before continuing, "Grow up, everyone. We're supposed to be helping and protecting the public, remember, not arsing about like the bloody gossip mongers we loathe and despise. We still have a killer out there, and on the ultimate cosmic scale of importance, doesn't that far outweigh my potential love life? Get it together, right?"

GOLD!

I'll post my contribution to the madness that was yuletide sometime in the new year when reveals are made.

Also, much thanks to littlerhymes who goaded me into participating, had a look over my never-quite-finished piece, and who has written something truly marvellous for another obscure fandom.

[mood: frantically reading ]
[music: Never Miss a Beat || Kaiser Chiefs]
 
 
i_octopus
20 November 2008 @ 04:15 pm
How many icons does it take to confirm an obsession?

It started with Rahm and then some Rahm and Barack but then I discovered Jon and it was all over. This administration is entirely too photogenic for a girl to show any restraint when it some to poring over wire images.



shifty eyes...32?Collapse )

[mood: obsessed ]
[music: The Winner Takes It All || Dannii and Kylie Minogue]
 
 
i_octopus
16 November 2008 @ 12:08 am
Various M*A*S*H icons made for mashstillness.


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[mood: headachy ]
[music: Mr Blue Sky || Electric Light Orchestra]
 
 
i_octopus
12 November 2008 @ 11:32 pm
A large and unreserved thank you, anonymous yuletide author, for signing up for the madness of yuletide.

Further thoughts on requested fandoms/pairings below the cut:
just a quiet word between me and my yuletide gifterCollapse )


[mood: lucky ]
[music: Lucky || Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat]
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i_octopus
05 November 2008 @ 07:33 pm
A workmate sent me the following image about 5 minutes after I started for the day:



It's fair to say I didn't chillax until concessions were made and every major online news outlet had changed their ledes to Obama FTW.

I didn't see as much of Joe "silver fox" Biden as I would have liked, but all in good time. I'm also waiting -impatiently- for the combined Colbert/Stewart Indecision 2008 show to go up. Will no one think of those of us outside the US?

In non-election news yuletide signups are open and I am about to commit to a ridiculous number of fandoms to write. fool

Back to election news, I'm concerned about the possibility Prop 8 will pass in California. Boggles the mind. I'll sign off with the words of Tony Kushner in Angels in America.

"The world only spins forward. We will be citizens. The time has come.
The Great Work Begins."


[mood: jubilant / ecstatic / chuffed beyond measure ]
[music: Waiting on the World to Change || John Mayer]
 
 
i_octopus
27 June 2008 @ 08:02 pm
How fun!

Make the World Safe:


Destination Unknown:


[mood: ? ]
[music: Aldi || Flight of the Conchords]
 
 
i_octopus
20 May 2008 @ 07:20 pm
I am chuffed beyond measure:



You better believe I'm the fangirl he's writing to!

Colonels Brandon and Potter, Richard Armitage and mish m*a*s*h belowCollapse )

[mood: achy ]
[music: Violet Hill || Coldplay]
 
 
i_octopus
13 May 2008 @ 06:42 pm
The Neil Gaiman interaction went something like this:

Me: Hi! inconsequential blather
Neil: Polite reciprocal blather
[Neil signs copies of his books for moi]
Me: Thanks!
Neil: I like your shirt.

Having just typed the exchange out, it has a certain Bridget Jones/Daniel Cleaver vibe ('p.s. I like your tits in that top') except of course Neil isn't pervy and is much too respectable to overtly ogle one's breasts in such an inappropriate manner. Ahem.

Neil wasn't the only one who commented on my top that day... The lesson of this tale ladies is that geeky guys are weak for an Andy Warhol quote stretched across one's sizable chest.

[mood: busy ]
[music: You Are the Moon || The Hush Sound]