Title: Tough Decision
Fandom: Lethal Weapon (TV)
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Riggs.
Rating: G
Challenge: # 43: Twinkle at [community profile] drabble_zone.
Spoilers/Setting: Season 1 - Brotherly Love
Summary: Riggs has a tough decision to make.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Lethal Weapon, or the characters. They belong to their creators.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.




Tough Decision... )

The Hidden Mall Part VII

  • Jun. 26th, 2017 at 2:20 PM
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI


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Abigail and Liv looked around the deserted mall. “It’s like we found a future version of our mall, some time when it was abandoned, like in a post-apoc movie. Except…” Liv looked around slowly. “It doesn’t match up. There’s a fountain down there and there should be a plus intersection, not a T. And the two-stories part doesn’t go as far as our mall does.”

“Except,” Abigail pointed out, wanting to make some sense of this despite the fact that it was patently not sensible, “we haven’t actually left our mall.”

“I think we have. We entered on the first floor. This is the second floor.” Liv started walking down the hall.
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FAKE Fic: Breaking News

  • Jun. 26th, 2017 at 7:03 PM
 




Title: Breaking News
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Dee, Ryo, Drake, OCs.
Rating: PG
Setting: After Vol. 7
Summary: Dee’s day off takes a turn for the worse when he watches the evening news.
Word Count: 1000
Written For: My own prompt ‘FAKE, Dee/Ryo, The evening news,’ at [community profile] fic_promptly.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.




Breaking News... )
Chapter 25: Leofric
by Inspector Caracal


Monday, November 20, 2000

Leofric sat off to the side, paying just enough attention to know if Eriko was saying something to him and otherwise ignoring the three upperclassmen. He'd finished all of his homework for the night but he kept his notebook open anyway; if he looked like he was busy with school stuff, Eriko was less likely to give him something to do - something he would, inevitably, screw up.

Cynara was cleaning up after dinner, as she usually did, and Dysmas was mostly ignoring her, as he usually did. Sometimes Leo wondered why Dysmas was even Keeping her in the first place; he certainly didn't have any problem bringing home other girls. And that was something Leo didn't have any orders against being annoyed about - especially since the last time that'd happened, Cynara had spent the whole time sitting out in the suite, trying not to look sad.  Not even collapsing in the halls had been enough to make Dysmas to care about her.



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Ficlet: What’s Cooking?

  • Jun. 26th, 2017 at 6:36 PM
 




Title: What’s Cooking?
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Rating: G
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Jack has a new hobby, much to Ianto’s mingled delight and concern.
Word Count: 636
Written For: My own prompt ‘Vanilla cookies baking,’ at [Bad username or unknown identity: fic_promptly.]
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters. They belong to the BBC




What’s Cooking?... )
Desmond’s World
Okay, yay, gender in Desmond’s world!

Gender in this world - or at least in this nation - is marked by clothing, by behavior, and by voiced preference. The clothing is pseudo-Edwardian in style, so it is often the case that Male People wear Pants, Female People Wear Skirts, and so on.

However, people a) sometimes choose to wear robes that hide everything, thus obscuring the question of gender - often for political-functionary roles where gender has no place in the role.

Many roles are still very gendered: someone has to stay home and watch the children, someone has to do the heavy labor, someone has to make meals, and these are often but not always split along gender lines. However, one can choose to put on the role and pronouns of either gender - although in a marriage or other partnership, it is generally considered polite to discuss such things with your partner and work out the roles ahead of time or, if not ahead of time, in teamwork with your partner.

Marriages are often for a combination of procreation and protection of the young, especially among the lower classes, and for those things and for financial unions among the upper classes. Thus, it is generally considered useful to have two people with the appropriate sex organs to make a child together in a marriage, but there are several ways around this, and nobody would ever ask outside of that partnership or forming one. What sex organs you have and who you have sex with is generally considered private business as long as it does not lead to babies.

Babies are raised as genderless until they begin to express a preference, at which point they are generally dressed as that preference until they take over dressing themselves.
When It Rains…
by Dialecticdreamer/Sarah Williams
part 1 of 1, complete
word count (story only): 1398


::This takes place several hours after “Butterfly Effect,” and is therefore part of the Mercedes group of stories set in the Polychrome Heroics universe. No spoilers, but for those who figure out what's going on, DON'T tell Joshua, please! (Laugh.) ::




When the van pulled into a parking space in a narrow rest stop dominated by a long, low building lit with wall-mounted solar lights, Cash whispered a request to Officer Tull as he set the emergency brake.

Kais still slept stretched on the sofa, under a sky blue fuzzy blanket with satin edging. In the back of the van, G slept with his bare feet jammed out at an angle, but every other inch of him covered by the puffy comforter and crisply striped sheet. Not even the boy's floppy blond hair was visible.

Joshua managed to retrieve the walker without waking his son, and had it unfolded by the time the lift touched pavement. He grinned at Cash as the younger man eased out of the cab. “You know, it's kind of weird to be the old guy who's still awake on this road trip,” he admitted.
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Another

  • Jun. 25th, 2017 at 6:52 PM
Another good writing day. I've topped 3,000 words so far, and I'm pretty much going to write up until I go to sleep tonight, I'm thinking.

I doubt I'll top my best writing day so far (just under 5300 words), but I'm going to see what I can do. If I do manage to top that, I'll be stupidly impressed with myself.

That said, it's not long until bedtime, and I'm going to try to cram in as much writing as possible between now and then.

Good night, all.

Summer

  • Jun. 25th, 2017 at 7:17 PM
Ugh, summer is upon us, and it is woefully hot. Since I lack air conditioning at home, I almost wish that I was taking summer classes in order to escape the heat. I needed a break, though. Last semester wasn't necessarily difficult, but it was draining. This was most likely caused by my lack of personal writing over the last few months, which left me without a true creative outlet. Academic writing can be fun, but it's not necessarily the best form of expression even if I do manage to express myself through my interests and choice of topics at times.

So, I have stalled out o my writing and decided to withdraw from [community profile] getyourwordsout because I was so far behind. I could have continued plodding along, but the whole thing was stressing me out. Basically, I was behind from the start. I'm not great at dealing with failure and overcoming my shortcomings, so I just pushed it to the back of my mind. I will probably try again next year.

I finally saw Wonder Woman last week with my family, and I heartily enjoyed it. I did not grow up with Wonder Woman or comics, but I enjoy superhero movies in general. I went to support the female director and the idea of a female-led superhero flick without any personal investment in the character. In spite of that, this was the least bored I've been at the movies in a long while. This makes sense because it has a lot of the narrative tropes that I enjoy. Very mild spoilers ) Basically, I want to be her. If I read comic books, I'd probably be doing that right now.

I also rewatched the Fantastic Beasts movie, and I felt like I liked it a lot more this time. I always enjoyed the world-building and characters, but the story felt lacking. While I still think it could have been better, I felt way more invested in the story this time around. I also still think Newt is a refreshing lead, and I am always happy to see more Hufflepuff characters in the limelight.

I wasn't interested in the fandom back when I first watched it, but I am curious now. I havent gone looking for fics, but I would love some recs. I don't know who is still paying attention to this half-dead journal, but fic recs for Fantastic Beasts would be much appreciated if you have any.

FAKE Double Drabble: New Recruits

  • Jun. 25th, 2017 at 4:29 PM
 




Title: New Recruits
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Ryo, Dee, OCs.
Rating: G
Setting: After Vol. 7.
Summary: Dee and Ryo are putting some new recruits through their paces.
Written Using: The tw100 prompt ‘Survival’
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.



New Recruits... )

Drabble: Baked Goodies

  • Jun. 25th, 2017 at 4:18 PM
 




Title: Baked Goodies
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Jack, Ianto.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 453: Last at [community profile] tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Jack has been baking again…
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.



Baked Goodies... )
Butterfly Effect
by Dialecticdreamer/Sarah Williams
part 1 of 1 (complete)
word count (story only): 1559


:: This story follows “Detours and Obstacles,” (part one, part two, and part three) and definitely throws a spanner into the works. ::


:: Pay Special Attention: I do NOT write unhappy endings, I assure everyone! ::




“All right,” Joshua declared as he turned on the signal and pulled to the side of a narrow, two-lane highway that seemed to bounce up and down, like a rippling ribbon frozen by a high-speed camera. “All right, it's time for me to take a nap. Cash, if you'd like help balancing on the way to the front passenger seat, G, you're driving.”

“I'm what?” G croaked.

“Student driver,” his dad informed him, pointing to add emphasis. Then he pointed to Cash, who already had the lift in motion. “Licensed driver, whose only job is to get control of the vehicle if you panic. So, don't panic.”

Joshua set the parking brake and shut off the engine, and hugged his son as they crossed paths on the side of the road. When he returned, he secured the wheels with a moving strap. As he slipped behind it to the vinyl accordion door next to the tiny kitchen area, he told Kais, “I'll wake up in an hour. Don't worry, G's a better driver than he thinks he is.”
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Progress

  • Jun. 24th, 2017 at 11:00 PM
I've actually made some writing progress today. I'm not sure how much of it I'm actually proud of, but I've made words happen. I'm choosing to be proud of this. I'm also choosing to be proud of the plotting and planning [personal profile] katsuko and I have done in this dark version of one of the verses we've got going. (In fact, we call the dark verse "Worst Case Scenario" for a reason.)

I can't say I've done much today, but I've managed to get a goodly number of words done. [personal profile] katsuko and I also went to see Wonder Woman. I feel like we spent a lot of time making D&D references (Wondie is so the tank in this situation) and a near equal amount of time comparing it to Captain America: The First Avenger. But it was really, really good. We both enjoyed it. [personal profile] katsuko only ended up crying once, so that's a step in the right.

And now I think I'm going to work a bit more on [community profile] 15kinks... and maybe a bit on 15k:WCS. Because apparently we're fucking sadistic. This is a verse that will never be shared. It's purely for [personal profile] katsuko and me. It's that level of dark and wrong.

Huh. So that happened.

  • Jun. 24th, 2017 at 3:58 PM
Apparently I missed a 'wind event' (it was a small tornado), touching down briefly (video has a nsfw warning for a rather excited gent fluent in NJ's favorite words) at the Home Depot store just 2 miles down the road from us.

W said he woke up to the emergency alert on his cell, but supposedly my response was to mumble something about 'having already done talked to the North Wind last night, *hand-wave-gesture* and it's fine,' upon which I went back to sleep. When I woke up properly it was in fact, fine, I had no idea the storm was that severe, or that it had done anything else other than rain a bit. It had been a clear starry night when I went to bed, and when I woke up, the rain was stopping and nothing in the yard was disturbed.

The passing low-pressure thingy probably contributed a lot to me being a miserable non-verbal cuss this morning though. I never considered it because I'd completely missed the thing.

FAKE Ficlet: Test Success

  • Jun. 24th, 2017 at 6:13 PM
 



Title: Test Success
Fandom: FAKE
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Bikky, Ryo, OFC.
Rating: G
Setting: Early in Vol. 1.
Summary: Bikky gets the results of his latest spelling test.
Word Count: 442
Written For: My own prompt ‘Any, any, A gold star,’ at [community profile] fic_promptly.
Disclaimer: I don’t own FAKE, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Sanami Matoh.



Test Success... )

Doctor Who Drabble: No Use

  • Jun. 24th, 2017 at 5:59 PM
 




Title: No Use
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: The Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 159: Useless at [community profile] dw100.
Spoilers: The Angels Take Manhattan.
Summary: There are some things the Doctor can’t undo.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who, or the characters.




No Use... )

Drabble: The Late Dr Harper

  • Jun. 24th, 2017 at 5:49 PM
 




Title: The Late Dr Harper
Author: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Characters: Jack, Owen.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 453: Last at [community profile] tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: It’s not unusual for Owen to be late to work.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.



The Late Dr Harper... )

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