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I have:
(1) consumed an entire quart of sour cream as adobo dip. (No link to a recipe; I just sprinkled  a TON of adobo seasoning into the bowl, mixed well and consumed with Wheat Thins. I know.)
(2) Washed two (2) loads of towels.
(3) Read the ENTIRE RDJ Advises tag on Copperbadge's tumblr.
(4) Read the lion's share of an Avengers/Arrow/Walking Dead crossover, which I plan to finish tonight despite the MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH of my FAVORITE CHARACTER and the fact that it's NOT ACTUALLY FINISHED. (snif) Guys with bows FYEAH
(5) Am 1/2 way through with a kick ass purple manicure. (Layers got to dry, yo.)
view kick ass purple manicure )
edited to add: wait until nails are dry for pix or risk shaky cam

Seems productive to me, yes/no?
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`. . . anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment." -- Robert Benchley, in Chips off the Old Benchley, 1949,

...then there is a book you need to get around to reading/listening to and that is The Art of Procrastination by John Perry.

It's a two hour listen, so presumably a quick read. (For reference, most popular novels are between 10 and 15 hours and the non-fiction I listen to starts around 20 hours and I think 39 hours is the longest in my audible.com library.) The book is all about identifying oneself as a "structured procrastinator" and leveraging that brain quirk to advantage.

Read the essay that became the first chapter here. I really can't come up with better reasons to read/listen to the book that aren't made abundantly clear (to the right people, though there's certainly not much shame in not being a procrastinator if that's the way your brain rolls) in that essay.
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This is another I'm not even done with the story and I must rec it. Tony has a legacy and, among other things, a cat. Named Macavity. OMG THAT CAT.

Anyway, as it says in the subject line, explicit-ish slash. Which of course means I think there can never be enough Tony/Gibbs boots-knocking in the world.

The Avengers are there (so far in the form of Phil and Clint) so you should be clued in thar be superpowers here, and I'm not talking about that thing where Gibbs is always right behind the person talking about him.

You will know when I stopped to rec the story when Gibbs thinks about the cat silently judging him and the consequences of being found wanting. So. Very. CAT.
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Two things are recommended before reading this story:
1. You've either seen the movie Inception, or know why Dom Cobb has this crazy impossible task to do.
2. The slashy vibe between Arthur and Eames has to have thwapped you upside the head.

Why am I recommending non-explicit slash? Because it's a hysterically funny look inside the crazy, crazy brain of Dom Cobb, post-movie. Tragic, his whole world is, filled with dangers to his little angels through no fault of his own. (snort) At least he has back up.
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Or gross everyone the hell out. What am I talking about? Most of my flist either owns dogs or are graciously permitted to wait on cats hand and foot and will probably pick up on what going on in this vid way faster than I.

And we have Cat Friend v. Dog Friend...

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Sentient Toaster FTW!

Some Things Shouldn't Be a Chore (link to all four chapters on one page at AO3)
by: scifigrl47
AO3 Summary:
 Steve takes things like personal responsibility and respect seriously. Tony's got people he pays to take care of that kind of thing, and anyway, he's pretty sure that he's going to die of some exotic disease in his workshop, because Dummy's still a little spotty about what is 'clean' enough to put on an open wound. The rest of the Avengers are in this for personal gain, except for Clint, he just enjoys being a dick.
 And some things shouldn't be a chore.

's Summary: A chore chart goes up at the Avengers Mansion. Wackiness ensues. Avengers + Roombas alone worth the price of admission. Captain America + Manslut!Iron Man is frosting on the cake. I dig the sequels, too.

Rating:Teen And Up Audiences
Archive Warning:No Archive Warnings Apply
Fandom: The Avengers (2012)
Relationships:  Steve Rogers/Tony Stark,  Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Steve Rogers,  Tony Stark,  Thor (Marvel),  Natasha Romanov,  Bruce Banner,  Jarvis (Iron Man movies),  Phil Coulson,  Clint Barton,  Sentient Toaster
Additional Tags:  Humor,  Fluff, Pre-Slash, Domestic, Author has mental issues
Series:  Part 1 of the In Which Tony Stark Builds Himself Some Friends (But His Family Was Assigned by Nick Fury) series
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Until August 6, 2012, Curses and Blessings for All Occasions is free on amazon.com, and presumably other e-book sellers, too, as the the banner ad at gocomics.com specified the e-book is downloadable without mentioning a specific vendor.

Did I mention "warped" as a prerequisite? )

edited to add:  I'm only on curse #28 and have consulted the Urban Dictionary twice. (once for "brazilian blowout" (which...ick. I prefer the family-friendly definition about hair straightening;) and again for "merkin."
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Pimpin' crack, yo. I was actually looking for an epic AU that paired Steve McGarrett and John Sheppard, and found this series, "Feelings Are Boring," in a completely different universe (Trek 2009) and genre, i.e., crack. There are only two stories so far  totaling about  23k words and I am again recommending a story (the second, with the slash in it) before finishing. (Tries to be if not ashamed, at least a little chagrined. Fails.)  I mention that I haven't finished yet because the discrepancy between the movie (absent mom, jackass stepfather,) and this story may be explained, but then again, why? It's crack, pretty hot crack and has already involved recasting Kirk's mom as a liberating foul-mouthed engineer who calls Pike "command bitch" and a species of intelligent cats with a warrior bonding ritual.

First story: One Foot in Front of the Other by lazulisong.
Summary: Winona is called to fix the cock-up of the Yorktown's engines. She uses one of the science-bitches to help her do it
Gen,  1390 words.

Favorite quotes, cut for the spoiler sensitive )

Second Story: Feelings Are Boring, lazulisong
Summary: This is not exactly what Jim thought the 'exploring strange new worlds and exotic civilizations' was about. Also, Vulcans are kind of crazy. Jim and Spock go through a alien ritual, which, yes, changes everything -- he's hoping for the better. Spock just wants to get through this with his sanity, if not his dignity, mostly intact.
Rated as Gen, M/M. (I'd call it full contact or pants-on gen and am not quite 1/2 way through) 22k words. Oh, and illustrated, FTW.

Favorite quotes, again behind the I'm!Not!Spoiling!Cut )

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Because only in fanfiction can Barney Stinson be Eames's wingman:

How I Met Your Forger

(Non-explicit slash crossover of Inception and How I Met Your Mother, Arthur/Eames, premise: what Barney Stinson really does for a living, or the best wingman story EVAR.)

Full disclosure: The story is non-explicit slash so far. Yes, I stopped to recommend it before I finished it based on three character exchanges culminating in:

Final straw. I HAD to rec it afer this. )

The other two had to do with office politics and suits, but really? The scene under the cut put me on the floor.

edited to add: it remains non-explicit and gets even funnier.
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Did I recommend this story? I can't remember and don't tag consistently enough, I guess.

I don't even know what the fandom shorthand for Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series is and didn't actually read past the second book because, still a little touchy from the Jean-Claude vs. Richard Zeeman drama in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter fandom, I dropped out when I heard Ms. Plum couldn't make up her mind between two hotties, either. (Given that the series has gone to eighteen novels with no apparent resolution in sight, I feel slightly vindicated; on the other hand, Plum isn't banging everything that moves, breathing or not, so I could be missing a bet here.) This entire story is told from her point of view and the character list below leaves out a lot of people from the show and the books who do pop up.

F'rinstance, the interaction between House and Grandma Mazur makes the whole thing worth the price of admission all by itself. The monster truck rally is just gravy!

So, House-Stephanie Plum crossover with a non-explicit House/Wilson 'ship (unless you begrudge visible m/m kissing) told from Stephanie Plum's point of view, and far more credible as a crossover than I would have expected. Also, fall-off-your-chair funny in a great many places.

I did have the occasional concern that House was a little too visibly compassionate, but he is seen from another point of view and pretty focused on Wilson, so I can squeeze it into his character for the purposes of this romp.

Question for Stephanie Plum fans: is the car thing a running gag? She really goes through that many?

Data from archive of our own:
Bounty Hunter Bedlam by hwshipper
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Archive Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Category: M/M
Fandoms: House M.D., Stephanie Plum - Evanovich
Relationship: Greg House/James Wilson
Characters: Greg House, James Wilson, Stephanie Plum
Additional Tags: Crossover, Crime, Caper Fic, Humor
Challenge: house big bang
Collections: House M.D. Big Bang Challenge - Round Two
Words: 27093
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So, a BNF of my acquaintance (over the internet only) was musing on Facebook about when did she become a Big Name Fan? Which got me to thinking about Essays I Had Seen on BNF-dom. Which led to a four hour Google extravaganza that failed to turn up the essay I most likely hallucinated that defined in the most hilarious terms possible what a BNF is and isn't, but did turn up the following fan fiction story, which I have no idea how to classify:

Pairing Pendragon / Merlin by Anon

I could babble at great length about what I think it is (beyond beverage snortingly funny) but the FanLore Wiki entry does a much more concise and coherent job.

Ever aware of the diversity of my flist, I will warn for meta, slash and the aforementioned hazards posed by beverages near a keyboard while reading.

edited to add: gimme a few minutes to figure out how I honked up the HTML, sorry Okay, preview looks better.
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The actual wank? She is no impor'ant...this extraordinarily image-heavy satire on ship wars is, however:

"My Fandom Is Batshit Insane" - Today on Jerry Springer

Non-explicit slash, het, and, uh...other relationships implied. Well, as subtly as Jerry Springer's show implies anything.
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Or, I thought it was really funny.

You Don't Have to Be Crazy To Work Here, But it Helps

Stargate: Atlantis. Very, very funny. Sends up fic cliches. A lot.

edited to add: Slashy! Forgot to mention, v. slashy!

edited again to add: This is from the recently friendslocked journal of [livejournal.com profile] sdraevn. My apologies to any and everyone who clicked the link in vain. I'm not familiar with the details of the friendslock, nor to I know her policy on adding people who add her to their friendslist.

edited one last time, I swear, to add: Oh, look! An external link at the bottom of the story!

You Don't Have to Be Crazy To Work Here, But it Helps

Yes, I was only about halfway through the story when I recommended it. Sometimes, I do that. [livejournal.com profile] sdraevn is a sufficiently consistent author that one can usually recommend her stuff sight unseen. ;)
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Received via e-mail from [livejournal.com profile] nialla42, and probably rec'd already on her LJ, but for the non-overlappy bits:

Spoiler Warning Page for "Serenity in 2000 Words or Less

In the immortal words of Our Lady of the Stargate Breadbox, "spew level = chartreuse!" Again, all spillables to minimum safe distance. Potty break before reading. Massively spoils entire Serenity plot.. Language no fouler than what you'd encounter in the movie, except Joss translated all that into Chinese.

Hysterically funny. Go, be, read.
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Possibly the funniest SGA parody evah!




Warning: Slashy, claims of MPREG, but for the love of Benji, don't let that stop you. Image intensive, not for the faint of dialup. Remove all spillables to minimum safe distance. Empty bladder before viewing. Spit-take shields up.

The perpetrator has selected key screencaps from the episodes referenced and given them...heh heh heh...somewhat more appropriate captions.


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