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Welcome weary traveller,

You seem to have stumbled upon my journal and you are welcome to stay and have a look around. Here are some things that you may be wondering about:

What/how often do you post? A mixture of things. The journal consists of fandom and real life posts; fics, photos, ramblings, memes etc. I try to tag things so you can use them to find posts and get a general flavour. LJ remains my main presence on the web and I update on average once a week, sometimes more often, sometimes less, depending on RL.

Can/should I friend you? If you want. All fandom-related posts, including fics, are public so there is no need to friend me if you just want to check those out. However, all RL-related entries are flocked so if you want access to those then friend and please drop me a comment here to let me know if you'd like me to friend you back. If you don't, I assume you're not fussed and won't. Note that I won't friend anyone under 18-years-old although surely that's not an issue any more, aren't all the kids on Tumblr? :D

I just want to find your fics, where are those? All my posted fanfic can be found via the Writing Masterlists, which are updated regularly. Fics are grouped by fandom and crossover/fusion fics are listed under every fandom they include. You can also find most of my fanfics on AO3 where I go by MistressKat. Note, however, that [livejournal.com profile] anywhere_road and [livejournal.com profile] unmarked_place fics are not posted on AO3.


 Writing Masterlist A-KWriting Masterlist L-NWriting Masterlist O-Z
FandomsActor RPF
American Idol
Angel: The Series
Atlantis
Bandom
Being Human (UK)
Doctor Who & Torchwood
due South
Firefly
Good Omens
(The) Great British Bake Off
Green Wing
Grimm
Harry Potter
Hawaii Five-0
(The) Hobbit
House M.D.

Lewis
(The) Librarians
Life on Mars
Lord of the Rings
Marvel 'verse
Masterchef (UK)
Merlin
Miscellaneous
NCIS

Original Fiction
Person of Interest
(The) Professionals
QI RPF
Robin Hood
Scrubs
Sherlock
Skyfall
Stargate Atlantis
Star Trek
Strictly Come Dancing
Supernatural
Telephone (Music Video)
(The) X-Files


I still have questions. In that case... ask away!


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Details on all my requests under the cut!
HINT: This also works as a Christmas/birthday/cheer Kat up list. You know, in case you were hoping to find such a thing :D:D:D

Rarepair Requests )


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Vid Rec

May. 29th, 2017 05:36 pm
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Harry Potter vid rec: Oh Minerva.




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Title: more of us
Artist: [personal profile] kat_lair / Mistress Kat
Author: [personal profile] spikedluv
Fandom: Hit The Floor
Characters/Pairings: Jude/Zero
Rating/Category: PG (Story: NC-17)/Slash
Warnings: Angst! Art is spoilery for the fic!

Story summary: Jude and Zero have broken up because Jude doesn’t want to hide their relationship anymore, but when Zero calls with an emergency – someone left a baby she claims is his daughter on his doorstep – Jude rushes over to help and finds himself getting sucked back into Zero’s life. Jude tries to extricate himself, but only manages to sink deeper. Will he and Zero be able to mend things, or will Jude get his heart broken again?

Link to fic master post: Fic on AO3

Artist notes: [community profile] smallfandombang is a tradition by now! It let's me play at being an artist and it introduces me to new fandoms, all during the busiest time of the year. What's not to love? This year [personal profile] spikedluv made me watch this hilarious soap opera about basketball players idek. I only watched the bits relating to the pairing so I could screen cap stuff but I still gaped at the hilarity of the dialogue but hey the kissing was hot. So here you are, pretty boys and baby and feels. Please see here for texture and photo attributions.



 



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Dear student, 

When you submit your essay 4 days late AND with less than half the required word count, you know what happens? Your mark will actually end up being A NEGATIVE FIGURE due to late penalties. That's not so great now, is it? You'll make better life choices next time, won't you?

Then again... probably not. 

With despair and coffee, 
Your tutor

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Fic Meme

Mar. 11th, 2017 09:06 pm
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As you kow I'm not reading fanfics until end of Lent, but doesn't mean I can't talk about them... Well, my own. Behold, a fic meme, snagged from [livejournal.com profile] monkiainen

You can find my fics via LJ writing masterlists: Fandoms A-K, Fandoms L-N, and Fandoms O-Z
And you can also find most of them, excluding some 'verses, on AO3: MistressKat

Comment with the title of one of my fics, and a number (or two!), and I will tell you...

1. What was my inspiration for this fic? How did it come to me?
2. What’s my favorite part of the fic?
3. What’s the part of the fic I’m most proud of?
4. What part of the fic was the hardest for me to write?
5. What part of the fic am I still dissatisfied with?
6. Who’s my favorite character in the fic?
7. Were there any major decisions I made about the fic that could have made it go a whole different direction?
8. Was there anything I only learned about the fic after I had finished it? (themes, motifs, symbolism, etc)
9. Did anyone in the fic surprise me by doing anything? If so, what?
10. If I had to sum up this fic in a sentence, what would it be?
11. If I were to rewrite this fic, what would I change?
12. Did any thing about this fic’s reception surprise me?
13. What were my beta’s major comments about the first draft of this fic?
14. If I were to write a sequel to this fic, what would it be about?
15. Any other question about the fic!

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:D:D:D

Mar. 5th, 2017 08:03 pm
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Who's excited? *raises both hands*



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Posting early so my author can get the link. I will add the fic details and links as soon and they are available!

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FIC

Title: Born of Mortal Flesh
Author: [livejournal.com profile] anactoria
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairing(s)/Characters: Benny/Dean
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 27,745
Warnings: None
Summary: Canon-divergent AU, (very) loosely inspired by the Ballad of Tam Lin. While on a hunt with John, Dean discovers a mysterious mirror in a witch's attic, and finds himself transported to the world of Faerie. On the other side, he meets somebody who's been stuck there much longer than him. Somebody who makes him reconsider everything he's been taught about trusting monsters, and a few things about himself that he’s been denying. But Benny's a favourite pet of the King of Fairyland, and their budding relationship seems doomed. Years later, Dean finds himself back on the other side of the mirror—and a second chance to save Benny may just be a chance to save the world.

Fic Link(s): Fic on AO3


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Title: The Raven Path
Artist: kat_lair / MistressKat
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairing(s)/Characters: Benny and Dean
Rating: PG
Warnings: none for the art, unless you count bloody Dean with a weapon
Description (one used for the claiming): On the foreground are Benny and Dean. Benny looks grim and determined, and there's a crow sitting on his shoulder. Dean is faded out and battled bloodied, holding a self-made weapon. Behind them a portal of fire reveals a forest path. The background is grey and dirtied, offering a hint of a run-down building with its empty windows.

Artist notes: This was my first time taking part in spn_reversebang. My reasons were twofold: 1) work is so busy that I have little energy for writing, but art is a different kind of activity and actually quite relaxing, 2) I haven't done anything in SPN fandom for a while. I was delighted to have both of my art pieces claimed pretty quickly AND so very delighted with what my authors came up with. Especially as they both went for the fairy theme...  [livejournal.com profile] anactoria has weaved a wonderful story of fairy tale and canon, I'm so excited that my little art inspired it! For the digital art, please see here for texture and photo attributions.

Art under the cut )

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Happy Shrove Sunday. [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I have made Finnish laskiaispulla (shrove buns). Traditional version calls for almond paste with the whipped cream but as I'm not fond of that, we went with strawberry jam which is an entirely acceptable variation. Om nom.



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Posting early so my author can get the link. I will add the fic details and links as soon and they are available!

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FIC

Title: Key, Soul and Prisoner
Author: [livejournal.com profile] septembers_coda
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural
Pairing(s)/Characters: Gen with Sam, Dean and Gadreel
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 5,100
Warnings: Some language
Summary: Slipping through a portal into another world, using a drug some random guy handed him in the back of a dance club, with only a bone knife between him and death, wasn’t the craziest thing Sam had done lately. Hell, it hardly even cracked the top ten…

Fic Link(s): Fic on LJ & Fic on AO3


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ART

Title: Temple of Twain
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair / MistressKat
Fandom/Genre: Supernatural,
Pairing(s)/Characters: Sam and Dean
Rating: G
Warnings: none for the art, unless you cound Sammy angst and my dubious acrylics skills
Description (one used for the claiming): Sam sits on the foreground, looking like he has reached the end of his rope. Behind him are mysterious ruins of an old temple, and in the distant doorway we can see Dean. There are also two circular symbols, white one surrounding Sam and dark one surrounding Dean, indicating balance and symmetry.

Artist notes: This was my first time taking part in [livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang. My reasons were twofold: 1) work is so busy that I have little energy for writing, but art is a different kind of activity and actually quite relaxing, 2) I haven't done anything in SPN fandom for a while. I was delighted to have both of my art pieces claimed pretty quickly AND so very delighted with what my authors came up with. It's been a real pleasure working with [livejournal.com profile] septembers_coda who has produced an awesome story with magic and brotherly love and most satisfying solution to the Gadreel storyline as well. And a very inspirational monster that made me dig out my water colours! For the digital art, please see here for texture and photo attributions.

Art under the cut )

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Title: Spoonful of Sunday
Author: kat_lair/ Mistress Kat & pushkin666
Fandom: QI RPF
Pairing: Alan Davies/Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh/Hugh Laurie/Emma Thompson (background), Stephen Fry/OMC (past), Alan Davies/OMC (past)
Genre: coffee shop AU
Rating: R
Word count: 40,730 (ahahaha ughhhhh)
Disclaimer: This is not a real story about real people. This is a fictional story about fictional representations of real people.

Summary: Alan owns a coffee shop. Stephen owns a caffeine addiction and a sweet tooth. Neither of them own up to their feelings, at least not out loud. Cue mutual pining and a lot of cake.

Author notes: Look, this is sheer, ridiculous authorial self-indulgence of clichés and more food related stuff than January diet really allows for. You might still enjoy it. margaret_r said she did even after beta-reading it (bless her) so who knows? Read with coffee and cake, you’ll probably want some anyway.

Read on LJ

Read on AO3

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I got this recipe from mum over Christmas, and she'd gotten it from someone else so no idea as to the origin. But it is super yummy, super healthy and glutein free for those of you to whom that may be a consideration. [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I tested it this weekend and promptly made two batches.



Seedy Crisp Bread

200ml corn flour
75ml sunflower seeds
50ml sesame seeds
50ml pumpkin seeds
50ml linseeds
50ml oil (avoid olive oil unless you really like it, the flavour it gives is quite strong here)
250ml boiling water
salt, spices or herbs to taste

Mix dry ingredients. You can easily substitute other seeds or even finely chopped nuts or dried fruit, as long as the quantities are similar. Add in oil and boiling water and mix. The mixture should come off the bowl easily. Spread thinly onto a baking paper covered baking tray. Thinner you get it, crispier your bread. Sprinkle with salt and/or any spices or herbs you fancy. Plain coarse sea salt will work nicely. We also tried a combination of salt, chilli flakes and oregano, and it was scrumptious. Bake for 1h in ~150C (fan) 160C (normal) oven. Allow to cool before cracking it into pieces. Store in air tight container to avoid it gathering moisture and turning chewy (although I also quite like it like that!)


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It's that time of the year again! I've usually only managed this AFTER the NY but knowing just how busy my January will be, I thought I better get this out of the way now...

Fics posted in 2016 by Fandom:

Actor RPF
In Regno Patris (Jeffrey Dean Morgan/Jensen Ackles, NC-17, 2,268 words) – on LJ & on AO3

American Idol
Indirect Communication (Adam/Kris, PG, 2,197 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Angel: the Series
and it must follow (as the night the day) (Spike/various male characters, PG-13, 652 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Bandom
be running up that road (Gen or Ryan/Spencer, PG, 240 words) – on LJ & on AO3
Daisy Chain (Pete/Patrick, G, 100 words) – on LJ & on AO3
In from the Cold (Frank/Mikey pre-slash, G, 671 words)  – on LJ & on AO3

Being Human (UK)
Lecture 1. Introduction (Gen, G, 500 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Doctor Who
A Gamble (Gen or Doctor/Master, PG, 300 words) – on LJ & on AO3

due South
Message Received (Fraser/RayK, PG-13, 1,038 words) – on LJ & on AO3

(The) Great British Bake Off
not the true believer (this song’s for you) (implied Mel/Sue, G, 200 words) – on LJ & on AO3

(The) Hobbit
Birthday Surprise (Bilbo/Thorin, PG, 200 words, co-authored with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666) – on LJ & on AO3
Party Invitation (Bilbo/Thorin, PG, 190 words) - sort of! This is [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666's fic and I just added a little bit to it, none of it on my LJ so hence only giving you the AO3 link
our history is just in our blood (Fili/Kili, PG-13, 1,377 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Grimm
Solstice Wreath (Nick/Monroe, G, 100 words) – on LJ & on AO3
where the streets have no name (Nick/Monroe, NC-17, 3,462 words) – on LJ & on AO3
Working Late (Nick/Monroe implied, PG, 600 words, co-authored with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666) – on LJ & on AO3

(The) Librarians
Auto Recovery (Ezekiel Jones, PG-13, 423 words) – on LJ & on AO3

(The) Lord of the Rings
Fidem in Flore (Frodo/Sam implied, PG, 100 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Marvel 'verse
Breaking Point (Bruce/Tony/Pepper implied, PG, 249 words) – on LJ & on AO3
Deadpool: The Apocalypse (Deadpool & Wolverine, PG-a3, 653 words) – on LJ & on AO3
sparks hope like morrow (Bruce Banner, hint of Bruce/Tony, M, 759 words) – on LJ & on AO3

NCIS
The Promise of Wine (Tony/Tim, PG, 250 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Person of Interest
and good, this danger (is danger of love) (Finch/Reese, NC-17, 7,329 words)  – on LJ & on AO3

(The) Professionals
still a little bit of you (laced with my doubt) (Bodie/Doyle, PG-13, 865 words) – on LJ & on AO3

QI RPF
Alan Davies, Dragon Defender (Alan Davies/Stephen Fry, PG, 500 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Sherlock
an artery upon the hill (Gen or John/Sherlock, PG, 267 words) – on LJ & on AO3
Out of the Desert (Gen or John/Sherlock, PG, 173 words)  – on LJ & on AO3

Star Trek (AOS)
Planning Ahead (Kirk/McCoy, PG, 1,569 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Stargate Atlantis
Reverse (Radek/Rodney, PG, 146 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Strictly Come Dancing
Window of Opportunity (Bruno/Craig pre-slash, G, 344 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Supernatural
so cleaves the moon (Gen or Sam/Dean, PG-13, 300 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Non-fic things
Pup and Trainer: Going Out – Small Fandom Big Bang Art (Southland) – on LJ & on AO3


Meme questions under the cut )

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Oh fuck you, 2016! George Michael was another one of those singers whose songs travelled with me from teenage years to adulthood, revealing whole new aspects as I grew up. Very sad to be waking up to the news of his passing this morning :(

Cowboys and angels' is one of my favourite songs of his...



And I had to include 'Faith', because it seems essential right now.



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Title: Breaking Point
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Avengers/Marvel verse
Pairing: Bruce/Tony/Pepper implied
Rating: PG
Word count: 250
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: Five days after Bruce leaves Tony throws a spectrum microscope through a seventeenth floor window.

Author notes: Written as part of Halloween fangirl weekend with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and [livejournal.com profile] dreamersdare. We all wrote to same fandom (Marvel) and prompt (absence).

Breaking Point )

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Title: be running up that road
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Bandom, Panic! At the Disco
Pairing: Gen or Ryan/Spencer if you’re so inclined
Rating: PG
Word count: 239
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: This isn’t running away from home.

Author notes: Written as part of Halloween fangirl weekend with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and [livejournal.com profile] dreamersdare. We all wrote to same fandom (Bandom) and prompt (rebel). Title from Be Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush (and Placebo of course).

be running up that road )

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Title: Fidem in Flore
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Frodo/Sam implied
Rating: PG
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: It wasn’t proper to say such things aloud.

Author notes: Written as part of Halloween fangirl weekend with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and [livejournal.com profile] dreamersdare. We all wrote to same fandom (Tolkien) and prompt (pledge).

Fidem in Flore )

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Title: an artery upon the hill
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Sherlock
Pairing: Gen or John/Sherlock depending on your goggles
Rating: PG
Word count: 267
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: John stands watch.

Author notes: For [livejournal.com profile] milly_gal whose comments made my ‘two weeks of fic’ this autumn a joy. Title from Emily Dickinson’s The Name – of It – is ‘Autumn’

an artery upon the hill )

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