kat_lair: (GEN - summer cliffs)

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_lair: (GEN - unicorn warning)

Trello is making stuff happen! Like actually doing these posts that have been on the 'to do list' for ever. Right now I wanted to show off these amazing fic banners the very talented [livejournal.com profile] megan_moonlight made for me as a Christmas gift like... the previous Christmas I think. Uh, so I may be a little late in showing them off but still, LOOK AT THE SHINY!! And clicking on the banner will take you to the fic in question on AO3 in case you're intrigued enough to want to read the story...

YFW banner by megan_moonlight

UF  banner by megan_moonlight

TOATTB banner by megan_moonlight

LSR  banner by megan_moonlight

kat_lair: (GEN - unicorn warning)

Greetings from Manchester. Work conference was very meh overall, though there were some interesting papers and mine went well, but... I've been to other conferences that have been much better and this one I just left feeling tired, rather than inspired and energised as you're supposed to. Well, I did manage to catch up my old PhD supervisors and friend K, so that was great. And now I'm staying for a couple of days of hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] trialia, [livejournal.com profile] moth2fic and [livejournal.com profile] fledge. Which is good.

This downtime has also given me chance to a) empty my work inbox and b) catch up with personal comments and emails. In the process of this I've also been browsing journals and tumblrs, following from one link to another, and collecting shiny things and links.

Here, have so awesomeness )

kat_lair: (GEN - cuervo)

I can has...

a) four day weekend which includes Monday birthday (fucking leap year robbing me of a weekend birthday)

b) TEQUILA. IT MAKES ME HAPPY. 3 shots in.

c) also 3 fics done huzzah


d) [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and [livejournal.com profile] dreamersdare - the latter is a rare sight and a TREAT. We have provided her with cannabis vodka. AND DELIGHTFUL COMPANY.

kat_lair: (GEN - summer cliffs)

Well, I've completely failed at writing anything as a birthday treat but I knocked together this quick fic cover for [livejournal.com profile] moth2fic's lovely LOTR fic The Paths of the Living (Aragorn/Boromir/Faramir) instead...

Hope you like it darling, and hope you had an awesome birthday! Many, many hugs!

kat_lair: (JA - reading)


I'm pimping this for a friend and a very skilled story-teller, Jay Mountney aka [livejournal.com profile] moth2fic. She has published another book that is very much worth a read for anyone interested in fantasy and/or mystery genre.

scroll 2015 for blogs

I will let the author explain the plot in her own words:

The story is the first in a series called The Skilled Investigators. The ‘heroine’ is a female elf who wants to be an investigator (detective in our terms) and has to solve a murder mystery before she can be accepted as a trainee. Her assistants/sidekicks are a teenage dragon who imprinted on her at hatching, and her brother. The brother is gay and provides the romance subplot for the series but there is no explicit sex.

[livejournal.com profile] moth2fic talks about the book and the planned series here - do go and check it out! Author is offering free review copies too!

I read the first draft of the book some years ago and enjoyed immensely, I can't wait to read the final version! Just need to sort out a eReader app for my tablet...

You can purchase the books either via Smashwords or Amazon.

Happy reading!


kat_lair: (GEN - winter)

Hello! I have some Christmas cards that I would be happy to send your way if so wish. Please comment with name and address (even if you think I have it...) by Wed 17th. Comments screened but if you'd rather pm me then that too is fine. Alternatively, feel free to request eCards also!


kat_lair: (GEN - crown of fire)

I'm not holding my breath but thought I'd ask anyway... I've finished my [livejournal.com profile] serialkillerbb fic which is just above 9k in length. Would some kind soul be willing to do a beta read (grammar check only really but other comments welcome too) for me? The posting doesn't start until1st of September so there is no great hurry with it. Here is the key info re warnings etc:

Fandom: RPS, Telephone AU
Pairing: Beyoncé(HoneyB)/Lady Gaga
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Serial killers, violence (including sexual), child abuse (including sexual) and neglect, prostitution, all around fucked-upness
Summary: How do little girls turn into serial killers? Well, it has something do with rats. And men. And society that leaves little girls to them. It’s not all bad though. Eventually, sitting in a diner and looking scratched and golden like she’s fresh out of a fight with King Midas, Gaga finds a woman whose scars match hers. And that isn’t even the start of the real story, none of this is. – A pre-canon fic, or a long prologue to the music vid itself, and my consequent ‘show me your teeth’ series.

I know this is a rare fandom and a dark fic to the boot so interest will always be minimal. Nevertheless, I'm quite proud of the fic and would like to ensure it goes out without any pesky mistakes. Any help appreciated!



Apr. 6th, 2014 06:43 pm
kat_lair: (GEN - crowded)

[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I are co-writing a werewolf Bruno/Craig fic on IM whilst I also struggle to write the sequel to sing no songs except of restless blood. The following exchange perfectly illustrates the process.


[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: opens my monroe fic
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: hoping to get another 500 down tonight as it's about that now
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: obviously would help if i knew where it was going
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: mating, claiming, sex
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: no
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: monroe buying nick some red silk boxers
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: no
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: sniggers
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: this is not that fic
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: look i'm not in the frivolous pwp stage of new fandom/pairing love yet
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: okayyyyyyyyyyyy
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: yes dear.  pats your  non-12 year old fluffiness
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: this is the 'character defining, serious writing, throw in every meaningful and poetic metaphor i can, because of feelings' fic
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: i'm writing about bruno wanking off in graig's house
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: that's nice for you
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: :D
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: so you go off and have intense feelings and i'll get bruno to come on craig's sofa
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: you've just described our co-authorial relationship to a t

kat_lair: (GEN - lack of cake)

kat_lair, dreamersdare and pushkin666 are plotting a fannish weekend in Broadstairs in September.

Broadstairstintype  corner purplewording2

Broadstairs is in the Garden of England (Kent), and is situated on the South-East coast. Think quaint English sea side town, with excellent fish and chips, ice cream, local beer and cider and fannish fun.

The plan is for it to start Friday afternoon and go through to Sunday lunchtime. Programme is a WIP, but will be quite easy going, including hang outs, fannish things, vids, going out for a meal, sand, sea and ice cream.

Depending on numbers we might look into booking a function room, or equivalant rather than cramming into Kat's living room/garden, which would mean a small fee to cover costs.

Before we go completely overboard with the planning (la la), we would like to know if you would be interested in joining us for Broadstairs Bacchanalia 2014.

Please comment below if you think you could join us and with the weekend(s) that you prefer.

5th - 7th
12th - 14th
19th - 21st
26th - 28th

Feel free to pimp, or pass on details of this.

kat_lair: (GEN - be yourself)

Who are your favourite LGBT authors? Any good book recommendations? Why not go share them at [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666's post, dedicated to the topic.

Oscar Wilde

Click on Wilde's delightful face to go to the post and share your favourite reads and perhaps discover new ones.

kat_lair: (LEWIS - in the light)

As usual, lewis_challenge is excited to use the approaching Valentine’s Day as an excuse to celebrate the loveliness of Lewis fandom. Thus, we are thrilled to present...


Wall of Love serves too primary purposes: 1) Chance to express your love for Lewis and Lewis fandom and 2) Chance to leave prompts for Valentine’s Weekend Love Spectacular (14-16/02/2014).




Dec. 30th, 2013 11:34 am
kat_lair: (GEN - photos)

I failed about Christmas cards so I'm offering random postcards from Finland. Please leave address in the comments (all screened) or pm if you would like one.


kat_lair: (WHO - tardis)

Had an awesome day yesterday, morning spent mooching around Covent Garden with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 (managed to find some Christmas presents too) and afternoon spent hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] trialia who was in town for the Doctor Who Con.

Then! Ha! Guess who managed to score a ticket to see the 50th Anniversary Episode at the cinema for less than retail price? Yep, I did! \o/ By virtue of being in the right place at the right time, we randomly got offered a spare ticket by a lovely gentleman who' brother-in-law couldn't make it after all due to being unwell but who was happy to sell it another fan. So yay, I got to watch on the big screen in 3D with tons of other excited fan many of who had dressed up (best were the two ladies in protective suits who wheeled in Cassandra, as a face painted on a sheet, they got a round of applause).

Also at the start;
Screen reminder: Please turn off your mobile phones
[livejournal.com profile] trialia: If you don't, someone will kill you
Random person in the audience: Probably Doctor Who
Rest of the audience: *applauds*

Anyway, the episode, it gave me feelings )

kat_lair: (GEN - lack of cake)

[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I were wondering if there are people around who would be interested in meeting up for pre-Christmas fannish chats/drinks in London?

Very casual, with opportunity for fannish socialising and hitting London for Christmas shopping before/after if you so want.

Please go comment here if you're interested and let us know which date (Sat 30/11 or 14/12) you would prefer.

kat_lair: (FUTURAMA - space pants)

Hah! Finally have finished the first lot of the request icons. I may have gone a little overboard with this lot but it's all [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666's fault because she wanted icons of some really lovely FOB photos and well, so much pretty...

Anyway, teasers!

All of the icons here are open for grabbing (with credit pls), [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 is generous like that.

001 002 003

Rest of the icons under here )

kat_lair: (GEN - crowded)

Apologies that it has taken me so long to compile this. I enjoyed the Week of Poetry immensely so thank you to everyone who participated! We're doing this again sometime, yeah?

[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 - open, poems by others
If by Rudyard Kipling
Fog by Carl Sandburg
Friends Within The Darkness by Charles Bujowski
The Song of Hiawatha (Introduction) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear
[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] by E.E.Cummings
Lament by Dylan Thomas

[livejournal.com profile] darkangel_0410 - open, poems by others
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
Here's to the kids by Pete Wentz
The Riddle of Strider by  J.R.R Tolkien

[livejournal.com profile] iniq - flocked, poems by others
The Geranium by Theodore Roethke
Do Not Pick Up The Telephone by Ted Hughes
Bearhug by Michael Ondaatje
For Eli Jacobson by Kenneth Rexroth
Cut While Shaving by Charles Bukowski
The Dream by John Clare
With No Immediate Cause by Ntozake Shange

[livejournal.com profile] teithiwr - flocked, poems by the author
Pine Needles, Dry
cut grass

[livejournal.com profile] ekaterinn - open, poems by the author (5 only posted so far but she will catch up at some point I'm sure!)
posthuman doom
how to be good
Lost Tongues
The Music of the Spheres
when he asks you to stay

[livejournal.com profile] megyal - open, poems by others and the author
We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
Nuh Likkle Twang by Dr. Louise Bennett Coverley (Miss Lou)
The Living Haunt The Dead
Guinep by Olive Senior
An Offering for the Cat by Mei Yao-Ch'en
Abandoned House
Auguries of Innocence by William Blake

Finally, my poems which you'll find on [livejournal.com profile] boneverse - flocked, but everyone friended here will get automatically added there if you so wish.
Expect Love
August Steps In Time
On the Shore, Divided
Marie Bakes A Cake In My Kitchen
Not So Cerulean
Conditioning the Blues



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