kat_lair: (HOBBIT - Thorin)
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Title: Birthday Surprise - Part 1/2
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat & [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666
Fandom: The Hobbit
Pairing: Bilbo/Thorin
Rating: PG
Word count: 100 (+100 for Part 2)
Disclaimer: Not ours, only playing

Summary: Bilbo receives a special birthday present.

Author notes: A birthday treat for the amazing [livejournal.com profile] moth2fic

Birthday Surprise - Part 1/2 )

Read Part 2/2 at [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666’s journal here.

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kat_lair: (MARVEL - science boyfriends)
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This is not the Loki/Thor fic you're looking for. Work killed all my time to write it so it's stalled around 2k atm. But it will get finished... In the meanwhile, have some Bruce angst.

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Title: sparks hope like morrow
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Avengers, Marvel ‘verse
Characters/Pairing: Bruce Banner, hint of Bruce/Tony
Rating: M
Warnings: Fairly graphic descriptions of confinement, discomfort, and being drugged. Bruce’s less than stable mental state.
Word count: 759
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: Nothing is more painful than hope.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘cage’).

sparks hope like morrow )

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kat_lair: (GEN - lights)
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Title: still a little bit of you (laced with my doubt)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: The Professionals
Pairing: Bodie/Doyle
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 866
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: “That’s it then, is it?” Doyle snarled. “Sayonara and thanks for the memories? Is that how little this partnership means to you?”

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘confront’). Title from Cannonball by Damien Rice.

still a little bit of you (laced with my doubt) )

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kat_lair: (GEN - summer cliffs)
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A favour please...

[livejournal.com profile] trialia is a a dear friend of mine. We met through fandom many years ago, quickly met in real life and shared a city and lots of great times for several years. Despite dealing with multiple disabilities and medical issues, she is one of the most cheerful, kind and selfless people I know. When I was living in Manchester we saw each other regularly, watched movies, geeked out, cat sat for each other etc. Living close by also meant I was able to help her out with housework or other everyday tasks that are easy for me but difficult for her.

Right now, my friend is struggling, financially and in coping with the state of her home. And it's killing me that because of distance, I can't just pop over for a couple of hours to help out.

Please can I ask you to take a look at [livejournal.com profile] trialia's GoFundMe page, consider donating a little something and/or spreading the word.

Thank you.
Kat

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kat_lair: (SCD - craig)
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Title: Window of Opportunity
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Strictly Come Dancing
Pairing: Bruno/Craig pre-slash
Rating: G
Word count: 344
Disclaimer: This is not a real story about real people. This is a fictional story about fictional representations of real people.

Summary: Bruno texts him the morning after the Telegraph article is out.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to the same fandom and prompt (prompt for this one was ‘friendship’). This ficlet offered me the much needed opportunity to work through some of my feels regarding the Telegraph article in question (this will make little sense without reading that).

Window of Opportunity )

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kat_lair: (AI - kris)
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Title: Indirect Communication
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: American Idol
Pairing: Adam/Kris
Rating: PG
Word count: 2,198
Disclaimer: This is not a real story about real people. This is a fictional story about fictional representations of real people.

Summary: When Kris finally texted ‘hey, can I tell you something?’ and Adam answered with ‘anything’, it didn’t seem like such a scary thing to just… to just say it.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘reunion’ and bears only slight relevance to the outcome). For AI, like all RPF, assume a slight AU without any significant others.

Indirect Communication )

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kat_lair: (QI - alan)
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Title: Alan Davies, Dragon Defender
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: QI RPF
Pairing: Alan Davies/Stephen Fry
Rating: PG
Word count: 500
Disclaimer: This is not a real story about real people. This is a fictional story about fictional representations of real people.

Summary: “Dragons, man. They get such a bum deal.”

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘dragons’)

Alan Davies, Dragon Defender )

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kat_lair: (NCIS - smug)
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Title: The Promise of Wine
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: NCIS
Pairing: Tony/Tim
Rating: PG
Word count: 250
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: “Just try it,” Tim said, pushing the glass at Tony.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘wine’).

The Promise of Wine )

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kat_lair: (GRIMM - reformedish)
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Title: Solstice Wreath
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Grimm
Pairing: Nick/Monroe
Rating: G
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: The wreath was on the door when Monroe got home.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘bonding’)

Solstice Wreath )

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kat_lair: (HOBBIT - f/k)
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Title: our history is just in our blood
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: The Hobbit
Pairing: Fili/Kili
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/enticements: Incest
Word count: 1,377
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: Sometimes Kili feels like his whole life has been spent on his brother’s shining orbit, trailing him like a raven circling the sun.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘party). Title from Human Remains by Tom McRae.

our history is just in our blood )

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kat_lair: (GEN - lights)
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Title: so cleaves the moon
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean in my head, but on paper can be read as Gen
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 300
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing.

Summary: In the light of the harvest moon, the stones stood pale like bones of some great beast; a row of jagged teeth, ready to tear them to pieces.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘sacrifice’)

so cleaves the moon )

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kat_lair: (TREK - mckirk)
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Title: Planning Ahead
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy (+ Spock/Uhura in the background)
Rating: PG
Word count: 1,569
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing.

Summary: Kirk is thinking about how he wants to spend his next birthday. And with whom.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘shore leave’). This takes place immediately Star Trek Beyond but only has minor spoilers for it.

Chinese Translation: Available here (login required), done by the awesome akito_na

Planning Ahead )

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kat_lair: (SHERLOCK - sherlock)
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Title: Out of the Desert
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Sherlock
Pairing: none or John/Sherlock depending on your goggles
Rating: PG
Word count: 173
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: Dreaming and waking up, then and now.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘nightmares’)

Out of the Desert )

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kat_lair: (GEN - lack of cake)
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Title: not the true believer (this song’s for you)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: The Great British Bake Off
Pairing: implied Mel/Sue
Rating: G?
Word count: 200
Disclaimer: This is not a real story about real people. This is a fictional story about fictional representations of real people.

Summary: "These will be the best cookies in the world," Mel declares.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘anticipation’). Title from Tom McRae’s ‘For the Restless’.

not the true believer (this song’s for you) )

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kat_lair: (WHO - tardis)
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Title: A Gamble
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters/Pairing: Ten, Simm!Master - Doctor/Master if you’re so inclined
Rating: PG
Word count: 300
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: He hadn't gotten this far by playing it safe.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘crash landing’)

A Gamble )

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kat_lair: (BANDOM - what a catch)
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Title: Daisy Chain
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Bandom, Fall Out Boy
Pairing: Pete/Patrick
Rating: G
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: This is not a real story about real people. This is a fictional story about fictional representations of real people.

Summary: There’s a daisy chain on Patrick’s bunk.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘flowers’ and our respective interpretations are very telling of us as authors. And people. *g*)

Daisy Chain )

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kat_lair: (GEN - a beautiful moment)
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As promised/threatened, there is some ficcage coming your way. For the next, erm, two weeks... See, here's the thing: My muse has been sleep/depressed/awol because of MA dissertation and work stuff since, oh, fucking April. But then [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I started challenging each other to write something for same randomly picked fandom, and same picked-in-turns prompt. We started with '10 mins to write a drabble!' and she was very good at sticking to that. I think I have... one that is an actual 100 word drabble and everything else got a little away from me, some by quite a bit. Needless to say, most of my fics were not finished in 10 minutes, but they are finished (except for the Loki/Thor fic that is still wip and will be last to be posted and I will finish it dammit). End result of this is: a) Kat's muse is back HURRAH and b) 14 days of fic to you, also maybe hurrah?

So, heads up dearest Flist. Tomorrow is the start of 14 days, 14 different fandoms, 14 new ficlets. Enjoy!

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Flyby post

Aug. 31st, 2016 06:34 pm
kat_lair: (GEN - unicorn warning)
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Things which are meh:
- Holiday is over
- Marking resit assignments, these have mostly been almost as terrible as OR WORSE than the original failed submissions. Why god, why?
- Still waiting for final MA corrections from my supervisor, WHAT IF THEY ARE NUMEROUS AND DIFFICULT, I DON'T THINK I CAN BRAIN ANYMORE ABOUT THIS!
- A bit of a non-day today. Haven't left the bed because today was 'wrokd from bed' kind of day. Also neighbours had their grandkids visiting, I can't mark shit essays when children run around
- Cat vomit

Things which are yay:
- I have written all the things. No really, a lot. Expect a two-week span of ficlets soon. (thanks [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666)
- I can work from home all week
- I went for 1h walk yesterday, got pleasantly sweaty and tired and found brambles (I really want to go back with a bucket to pick them once they ripen more)

This showed up on the flist (thanks [livejournal.com profile] milly_gal) and tickled me greatly, especially as I'd just watched Thork: The Wraiths Attack Dark World on Monday. Loki was fun, as was Erik, and I still want to take Darcy to bed (and not for sleeping). Everything else was boring. Also, Odin is a dick. Anyway, this made me lol. Also, Mark Ruffalo should get into my pants asap.




Then this also showed on the flist (thanks [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv) which was most fortuitous as I'd just written 2k Adam/Kris fic. Anyway, holy crap that Wicked Games cover gives me the chills



A few more under the cut )


That's it. Now I'm going to write some Loki/Thor fic from Frigga's pov because that's how we be rolling atm. Adios.

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:D

Aug. 18th, 2016 08:27 pm
kat_lair: (2BG - Max)
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I am tickled by the new Sheba cat food advert:




I just don't understand why the woman is getting dressed again. That is a man after my own heart right there, I'd tap that. The cat is welcome to watch. I'm used to that. :D

P.S. For extra hilarity see the youtube comments about how horrible it is to see men being objectified like that in TV. Ahahahaha oh fucking cry me a river.

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On Hope

Aug. 7th, 2016 09:36 am
kat_lair: (GEN - lights)
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Three quotes on hope this Sunday, because I've been reading and thinking about it lately:


"Hope alone is to be called 'realistic', because it alone takes seriously the possibilities with which reality is fraught. It does not take things as they happen to stand or lie, but as progressing, moving things with possibilities of change ... Thus hopes and anticipations of the future are not a transfiguring glow superimposed upon a darkened existence, but are realistic ways of perceiving the scope of our real possibilities, and as such they set everything in motion and keep it in state of change. Hope and the kind of thinking that goes with it consequently cannot submit to reproach of being utopian, for they do not strive after things that have 'no place', but after things that have 'no place yet' but can acquire one." (Moltmann, 1967: 25, original emphasis)

Full Ref:
Moltmann, J. (1967). Theology of Hope. London: SCM Press



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"Active Hope is about becoming active participants in bringing about what we hope for. Active Hope is a practice. Like tai chi or gardening, it is something we do rather than have. It is a process we can apply to any situation, and it involves three key steps. First, we take a clear view of reality; second, we identify what we hope for it in terms of the direction we'd like things to move in or the values we'd like to see expressed; and third, we take steps to move ourselves or our situation in that direction. Since Active Hope doesn't require our optimism, we can apply it even in areas where we feel hopeless. The guiding impetus is intention; we choose what we aim to bring about, act for, or express. Rather than weighing our chances and proceeding only when we feel hopeful, we focus on our intention and let it be our guide." (Macy & Johnstone, 2012: 3, original emphasis)

Full Ref:
Macy, J. & Johnstone, C. (2012). Actve Hope: How to face the mess we're in without going crazy. Novato, CA: New World Library.



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"Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in a lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing that is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our firend or foe as it is from our standpoint. Therefore we must be saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness." (Niebuhr, 1952: 63)

Full Ref:
Niebuhr, R. (1952). The Irony of American History. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.



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