ceitfianna: (Default)
Title Turn of Time
Characters Demeter Greek Mythology
Rating PG
Disclaimer No one belongs to me.
Summary Demeter walks the world as she misses her daughter.

This is a terribly late gift fic for [personal profile] in_the_blue and [profile] kit_the_brave who gave me a choice of what I wished to write. This idea came to be at one point and wouldn't be quiet until I wrote it.

She could never keep track of all the borders and new names but judged by the people and how they did. )

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Jan. 2nd, 2012 09:34 pm
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I went to bed last night with the AU for William/Thalia Indiana Jones/boarding school/I don't know what spinning around in my head and then found this wonderful prompt meme from a friend. Sadly that AU has created too many ideas and none of them have been written yet, hopefully soon I'll feel happy enough to actually write them. My mind is odd. I've already started on a new XMFC story for it.



50 reasons to have sex fic fest

DW | LJ

Life is busy as I try to figure out when I can leave to get back in time for work and if I can trade out my shifts for the end of the week so I can have the weekend to travel.

I hope so because this has been another terribly busy break that's been glorious but tiring. I would love to have a little more time to just be with my parents and spend some Christmas money. *fingers crossed*
ceitfianna: (Default)
This year I wrote On the way back, a Hexwood post-canon story about Mordion and Vierran starting out on their relationship.

This was one of the easiest Yuletides I've ever had as it didn't have to compete with papers and presentations and I could give it the time it merited.

It also helped that I've been hoping for a chance to try and write some Diana Wynne Jones' fic so it all came together wonderfully. [profile] dictator_duck betaed for me and was a great sounding board as I figured out my ideas.

I hope that I can keep up this tradition of finishing my Yuletide a little early and having it get ever longer each year.
ceitfianna: (Default)
Title On the square
Characters Katya Nightwatch books, William Evans 3:10 to Yuma
Rating G
Disclaimer No one belongs to me
Summary William takes Katya to Moscow for Christmas.
Written as a gift for [personal profile] bodldops who requested William, Katya and a proper Russian Christmas. I'm sorry for the delay and I hope you like it.

At his look, Katya laughs and puts on the hat as he opens the door for her and as the cold Russian air surrounds them, she moves through, tugging him along. )
ceitfianna: (Default)
My Christmas was rather nice as Christmas Eve was my present night with my parents and then on the day we drove up to New Jersey and had another present session with my brother and his family. We spent the night and it was nice but we left pretty early the next day. The day after Christmas was spent quietly, I do love being able to just be with my parents.

Yesterday though was awful and I've been feeling very worn out. I've figured out how to crosspost between the two journals but I know I'll be poking at things as I miss all my icons and my layout. Yet I'd rather not lose track with anyone because they're moving over here, I just hate feeling pushed and so haven't done my various RP journals yet. And I know that many of you love DW and I'll adjust, I'm simply low on energy. So that means that I'm going to crosspost and then go and edit for the right icon on LJ as I haven't figured out which of my many icons to bring over here.

Now what made yesterday so horrible was I woke up to an overdraft notice in my Ann Arbor bank account because my card was stolen and used. I called them and filed a claim to say that wasn't me, but there was another overdraft again. I'm sure it's a case of the two bank parts not talking to each other but I hate it. Also yesterday the weather was utterly horrible, raining and blustery but I went out in it. A local book chain here is closing, Atlantic books and it's near a nice little pub so I drove out as driving and good music do help and found some great reads. I've also been rereading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, which is a book that I love for all that it's rather depressing at points. Then with my parents we went to a dinner party with some of their friends which was so terribly mixed. There were gorgeous menorahs, fantastic homemade latkes and borscht but there was a whole round of conversation about freaks and so much patronizing language. My mother said that couple was known for being flippant, but it really hit me the wrong way to hear them basically go it's annoying when patients go and research online. Yet earlier they were going but you should never censor books no matter how horrible, I wanted to hide in a hole.

There was some RP after that was nice and I have ideas for those of my gift fics that I have left. I promise that I haven't forgotten them, I've just been very low on creativity and energy the past few days.

The nice news is that my Yuletide keeps getting Kudos and at least one or two comments which is nice. It's a small fandom and I seem to write Yuletides that aren't easy for the general public but that's okay. The person it was for liked it.
ceitfianna: (happy face Tumnus)
Life is good and I'm about to head north for Christmas with my little nieces. I wanted to get other people reading my Yuletide gift as its wonderfully written.

Sayin' Grace, 3:10 to Yuma
A day in the life of the Evans clan written during Yuletide 2011 for FiKate, who wanted to see a bit more about how the Evans family works together. Set pre-movie.

This was just what I was hoping to read and I love that it's written from Mark's point of view.

I hope everyone's having a great day, I won't be around too much for the rest of today but more so tomorrow.
ceitfianna: (Yuletide Tumnus)
At the moment, I'm not going to try and figure out posting to LJ and DW yet, I probably won't until after Christmas because I'd rather not be fiddling with it. I just finished wrapping my last family gifts and I'm considering having some pups drop off gifts in Milliways as I know some of them would.

I'm also working on ideas for the gift fics I have left, which will slowly be written hopefully all before the New Year. There's a Yuletide gift waiting for me which knowing myself, I will read not long after the stroke of midnight. Though now I've looked won't work, so I'll look in the morning. My new Yuletide icon is quickly becoming my holiday icon as Tumnus in the snow and Narnia is quite connected to Christmas for me.

Tonight I'm going to have a small celebration with my parents and tomorrow we'll open each others' presents before heading north to New Jersey to celebrate with my brother and sister and mainly my two little nieces.

This holiday I feel remarkably relaxed which is a nice change from the past two years when I was juggling the holidays alongside the work for my masters. The constant worry of finding a job is there as we went to a open house last night and I spent a part of every conversation explaining that I'm looking for a job. Though I can also say that I enjoy the part time job I have and for all that it's not my dream job, I am a librarian.

I hope that all of your holidays are full of joy and surrounded by the people you love.
ceitfianna: (stars in a tree)
Title City of Lights
Characters Demeter Greek Mythology, Sallie Reynolds Firefly
Rating PG
Disclaimer No one belongs to me.
Summary Demeter has always loved Paris and she shows Sallie why this holiday season. Written for [livejournal.com profile] neenie who requested Demeter and Sallie, re: the holidays. This was partly inspired by my memories of Athens during Easter and a visit to Paris in high school, I hope you like it.

Around them is a swirl of languages and people, here they're two women, who might catch someone's gaze for their happiness. )

Me and LJ

Dec. 22nd, 2011 04:08 pm
ceitfianna: (Jane thoughts consume me)
At this point I don't have a DW mirror but will probably pick one up during this break as I don't see myself leaving LJ. I've been here since I think 2001 or 2002 when [livejournal.com profile] erinmuse gave me an invite code and through it I've found Milliways which is one of my true online homes. I just don't want to miss all of you who are going over to DW. LJ frustrates me, but I don't want to spend time and energy being angry at it during this holiday season. Instead I'm going to create a mirror, find ways to keep doing what I do normally and try not to lose track of anyone.

I was thinking of creating a mirror today but then I came back from shopping and mailing my holiday cards and my parents' connection decided to not work for me. So it took me about an hour to get online due to resets and other things, which has been my online annoyance for the day. My aim is to try and set one up during the holidays and I'll do another post and then go and find out who everyone is.

In book thoughts, I just finished a book that reminded me of how much I love the history of tall ships; The Fighting Temeraire: The Battle of Trafalgar and the Ship that inspired J.M.W. Turner's Most Beloved Painting. If you love the history of ships and the Napoleonic war, go read this book, the author weaves a fantastic story, the illustrations are gorgeous and it's a great book. I finished reading it while sitting in my favorite cafe in Lewes and eating my regular meal there.

My parents are currently off to New York city to watch an opera, so I get to have a quiet night here on my own, which will probably include RP, writing and laziness. Also I'm going to get some pictures onto my computer as a few of them will be used for presents but there will be a post of them later. Life is complicated but overall good.
ceitfianna: (Weasleys family)
I ended up not being on last night because even though the second half of my drive went well, after decorating the tree and drinking with my parents, I was tired. Tonight I've got an online shift so will be on for some threading and such, but probably not a huge amount. My road trip went incredibly well, clear sailing with the worst bits on 76 through Pennsylvania with spitting rain and dealing with the horrible traffic around Baltimore and the Bay Bridge. The trip was wonderful, because I love seeing how varied the US is from Michigan to Delaware and turnpikes to small country roads.

This morning I had my hair cut and then went to hang out with my dad and share a barbequed turkey at the place where he has his studio set up. It was a chance to meet a lot of interesting folks from Lewes, drink eggnog and I only winced once at a horrible remark.

I posted my Yuletide on Monday night and feel happy about it. It ended up being the longest one I've written yet and the posted the earliest and I hope my giftee will like it. I've got ideas for the various gift fics and hope to mail out my holiday cards tomorrow as they're all set.

My parents are going off to New York for an opera tomorrow so I'm going to have the house to myself for a night so will be around more. For all that it took longer, driving on my own was one of the most restful ways to travel. I know my car, I had my music and the roads were new but it's a great adventure.

I hope everyone's travel and prep is going well, this is a busy season but I hope a good one. My body's also doing that fun thing of oh, I can stop now.
ceitfianna: (goddess with bird)
Title Worth praying to
Characters Ben Wade 3:10 to Yuma, Demeter Greek Mythology, mentions of Dan and William Evans from 3:10 to Yuma
Rating PG
Disclaimer No one belongs to me, I'm just borrowing them for the story.
Summary There's been a drought and Ben ends up seeing a pray for rain fulfilled.
Written as a gift for [livejournal.com profile] sardonicynic who requested something Demeter and Bencentric with the phrase the lies of heroes. This idea appeared while I was driving and I hope you like it.

It didn’t feel right to speak, the air around them felt empty but as they passed, Ben could almost swear he tasted rain. )
ceitfianna: (Yuletide Tumnus)
I just finished wrapping all my presents for my family and wanted to give everyone a heads up on what's going to be happening with me. Tomorrow and Tuesday, I'll be driving from Michigan to Delaware with an overnight probably somewhere around the Pennsylvania/Ohio border. Hopefully there will be some kind of internet access wherever I end up staying but there's a good chance there might not be.

I'm going to be around tonight trying to make sure I don't have too much waiting to be done, but if we have threads, they might end up paused until Tuesday night. My holiday cards are printed and addressed, I'm currently writing various notes in them and hope to have them sent out in this coming week. My yuletide is over the half way point and I think tonight if I put my head down and just write, I should have a draft for my beta before I get on the road. Gift fics will be happening throughout the rest of the month, Yuletide comes first but I've got some fun ideas for other ones.

In terms of stuff on the East Coast, I'll be in Delaware until about the first week of January and will have my car so some visits might definitely be in the works. My parents live down in Southern Delaware in the area across from Cape May. I know I've mentioned visits to some of you, so we should be in touch for more planning. My parents' place has numerous sofabeds and is near the water or I can drive and visit as I love having a chance to meet more Milliways' folks.

It's nice to realize my list of what I have to do before I leave is feeling possible.
-make scones for munching on
-pack
-check ipod is fully charged
-finish sealing cards
-draft of yuletide
-print directions
ceitfianna: (Yuma misty cowboys)
Title We ride and never worry about the fall
Characters William Evans 3:10 to Yuma, Bill Pardy Slither
Rating PG-13 for violence
Disclaimer Characters don't belong to me, I'm just borrowing them.
Summary William rides out as a deputy but things don't go as planned. Bill finds him when he ends up back in Milliways. Title from Tim McGraw's The Cowboy in Me
Written as a gift for [livejournal.com profile] thebattycakes who requested William, Bill tin star badges and gold shields. The prompt gave me a lot of ideas and if you like this, I might end up expanding it more.

It didn’t seem like much to represent that they were both the law, yet it was enough to have folks shoot at them just for wearing it. )
ceitfianna: (OTP Jane and Tom)
I'm currently collecting words for another round of the five words meme as I love it. Also I have many ideas for writing and posting but today when I have the time, don't have the ideas. Things will come together, I just need to give myself some time to put on music and just write. My Yuletide fic is started and I know what's going to happen but again, need to focus on it.

I spent most of today collecting present ideas for when I have the money and I'm looking forward to driving home.

My holiday card is designed and once I get the paper will be sent out so if you'd like a card and haven't left your address and prompt for gift fics, the entry is still open here.

So now to do another meme that's been going around and one I like as I find thinking about couples fascinating.

Leave a ship here that I know, any ship (canon or AU, realized or unrealized, that only lives in RPland), and I will tell you my opinion on:

who is the big spoon/little spoon
what is their favorite non-sexual activity
who uses all the hot water in the morning
what they order from take out
what is the most trivial thing they fight over
who does most of the cleaning
what has a season pass in their DVR
who controls the netflix queue
who calls up the super/landlord when the heat’s not working
who steals the blankets
who leaves their stuff around
who remembers to buy the milk
who remembers anniversaries
ceitfianna: (two noble houses-Kait/Sam)
Title Ribbons
Fandoms The Secret Texts and The Abhorsen Chronicles
Characters Kait Galweigh, Sameth
Pairing Kait/Sameth
Rating R for explicit sex
Summary Sameth likes the ribbons in Kait's hair and after a state dinner, they play. [livejournal.com profile] ashen_key requested Sam/Kait ribbons, this is what happened.

As each ribbon was untied, he laid them across her shoulders until her hair was unbound and the gold of the ribbons glinted on her skin. )
ceitfianna: (Dean time rambles on)
My kitchen is stocked, I've slept and feel like I'm regaining my normal schedule after a busy but good break. Since so much happened that I want to talk about it, this is going to be a long and rambling entry.

First off, a reminder, my holiday card post is here.

As there's so much that did happen, I'm going to try and go through chronologically in the hope I don't miss anything.

Days Full of Blessings and Work )

I think that's everything, but I might be missing smaller things along the way. I decided that I'm going to drive down over the Christmas break because I finally have a flexible enough schedule that I can do it. That means I'll hopefully be in Delaware on December 20th. My parents are going to be off in NYC from the 21st to the 22nd, so I have some time then to connect with people. As I'll have my car and also the lovely house, there are options.
ceitfianna: (gaze to tomorrow)
I always forget how busy Thanksgiving is even when I have a longer break. There are just so many things to do and there never seems to be time to just sit.

I'm hoping to have that at the moment as my mom and I managed to navigate the outlets for some great shopping. I have a beautiful pair of new boots, two sweaters, bras and underwear and the second and third books in the Iron Druid series. Also I had a productive meeting this morning and now can pause.

Tomorrow I'll be on the move again as I have a meeting in Philadelphia on Monday morning that I need to figure out how to get there and then I'll be heading back to Michigan on Tuesday.

I want to use this post to let people know about holiday cards. What I do for cards is use a picture I've taken and make it into a card. I love the idea of writing something as a gift as well.

The comments on this post are screened so if you'd like a card leave your address and a prompt if you'd like me to write you a piece of fic.

Even if you think I already have your address, please leave it again. This makes it easier for me to see who to send to.
ceitfianna: (peaceful Demeter)
I made it safely to the East Coast yesterday and it was a long day of travel as I first flew to Baltimore and then a train to Wilmington. It was cheaper than flying to Philadelphia but combined with fighting off some kind of sickness, I wasn't good for much. It sadly started off even more tiring because my cab driver to the airport kept harping on the national debt and seemed like he wanted an argument or an agreement and it made me mad. Thankfully the other person in the shuttle was from DC and spoke up to say some intelligent things but it wasn't a good start to the day.

Today so far I went shopping with my mother for Thanksgiving prep, got my Yuletide assignment which I like and it gives me an excuse to reread a favorite book of mine.

Now I'm sitting at my computer and my joints are feeling a little wobbly and my throat keeps going from not too bad to croaking and since both my parents are getting over a pretty bad cold, I'm hoping to not get sick.

In my email I found that I didn't get another library job but I sent an email to say thank you for letting me know. Now if I can just make my student loan stuff work and put together at least one job application I'll feel useful. I'll be online tonight as I have a late shift but then I'll be truly on vacation and I need it.
ceitfianna: (Charles+Raven-here to hold you)
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In Santa Cruz there used to be a nightclub that
featured live rock bands on a big stage but enforced a strict policy
forbidding its patrons from dancing. The one time I went there, the music
was loud and infectious, and I naturally felt the urge to move in vigorous
rhythm. Moments after I launched into my groove, a bouncer accosted me
and forced me to stop. I think this situation has certain resemblances to
the one you're in now, Gemini. Some natural response mechanism in you is
being unduly inhibited; some organic inclination is being unreasonably
restrained or dampened. Why should you continue to accept this?


Once again Unce Rob is incredibly on the nose. I feel like I spent most of yesterday having to find ways to say things, so people wouldn't be angry while I was worn out and a mess.

Other than the job stuff, most of what's been going on with me is working to make lots of things fall into line. I was woken this morning with a question about my healthcare that I'm signing up for and I don't know the best way to contact the government to say, I can't afford to pay back my loans yet. And my well meaning parents are poking me about it which makes me fret. If we were RPing or anything yesterday especially after about 5:30 pm, I was so quiet because I was working to find my balance again. Today I've been working on healing myself and giving myself permission to go, the interaction I had was horrible. My supervisor looked over the transcript and said I did the right thing and she's sorry I had to go through it.

I spent a huge part of today wandering around Barnes and Noble and finally ended up buying The Goat Rodeo Sessions by some of my favorite artists. For dinner I'll have another tasty night of leftover tamale pie. Next time I make it, I think I'll use tomato paste or sauce instead of just diced tomatoes, it will stick together better.

In other things I'm proud of, I made a gorgeous collage of Flat Stanley pictures for my niece that I'm going to send. It's more than a month later and I hope that's okay. Things are getting better and by this time next week, I'll be on the East Coast with my family and for that I'm incredibly grateful. Soon I'll be putting up a post to collect addresses as I'll be making and sending out holiday cards and maybe writing some fic gifts. I haven't decided on the second one yet, but I probably will as I love writing gifts.
ceitfianna: (tea and a book)
I've finished my first week back, its a half week, which is nice. The only class I've had so far was my database class and I think I'm going to really like it. First off, its taught by a woman who says that she loves to teach and this is her only class she teaches this semester. So I know she's there to really help and this is the second time she's taught the course so some of the kinks have been worked out. We learned about relational algebra and it actually kind of made sense to me.

Then I worked two reference shifts and one day at America Reads where I've done a lot of the non-fiction books. Its odd my week is going to be late days until Thursday then two early mornings at the end of the week.

I know I need to stop mentioning my cards and just send them, but I want to say that I loved all the cards I found. I'm not sure I can list them all off but you will all get cards among others. I'm a fan of mail whenever it arrives.

Now I'm going to do another round of the question meme from [livejournal.com profile] in_the_blue and later I might write an entry about steampunk. I won some books from Tor.com and they've been fascinating, but that's another entry.

I love this question meme since every time, I end up thinking about something from a slightly different angle.

→ Leave a comment saying you want to be interviewed.
→ I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.
→ Update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.
→ Include this explanation.
→ Ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.

1. If you had to pick just one of your RP characters and drop all the rest, which would you keep? (I know, it's the Sophie's Choice of RP questions.)
This one is simpler than I expected. It would be Will Scarlett and if I got to keep a canon and original, Will and Tiwa. They're the two characters who I've really filled out their worlds and know even when they're quiet, they make me happy and inspire me.

2. What's one piece of portable electronic equipment you never leave home without?
I'm rather boring, just my plain cellphone, not even a smart one. If I'm driving, I always have my iPod for good music.

3. Makeup: yes or no?
Yes, sometimes. I'll wear lipstick or lip gloss but that's about it. I like an excuse to get dressed up but even then I might just add some eye shadow.

4. All-time favorite band/musical artist?
Now this one is really hard, I love so much stuff. I think I'm going to say The Dubliners, no matter my mood, they always bring me up. I was able to see them live in Dublin and it still is my bar for live music.

5. What kind of non-computer artistic pursuits do you engage in?
I cook and bake. I love taking photographs and lately have been doing more with them. My father's last two presents were pictures I took and printed out. My holiday cards are based around a photo I took. My birthday present this year was a tiny canon powershot that lives in my bag so I can take photographs whenever I'm inspired. That was a habit I got into during my semester abroad in Athens, always have my camera. For a while, my camera was just too big and wasn't able to. I used to do theater and dance and really want to get back into them. Performance is one of those things that just makes me so happy, but I need a community for it. In college, I did LARPs and some theater stuff and I just miss getting on a stage and dancing or learning.

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