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Jan. 10th, 2017 08:43 pm
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Ratings: 1 star=worst, 4 stars=best

Books(My goal is to read 26 this year)

Books Read:
Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of Ruby Cross - William McCay ***
Young Indiana Jones and the Titanic Adventure - Les Martin **
Meanwhile Back in Deadwood - Ann Charles ****
Dance of the Winnebagos - Ann Charles ***1/2
Descended from Dragons - Tricia Owens ****
A New Dawn - John Jack Miller ****
Hunting Down Dragons - Tricia Owens ****
The Forgotten Room - Lincoln Child ****
Feta Attraction - Susannah Hardy ***
Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut ****
Trouble with Gargoyles - Tricia Owens ****
Good Girl Overboard - Denise Swanson ***
Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie She's Dead - Christiana Miller ****
Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie We're in Trouble - Christiana Miller****
Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie We're Kidnapping Cupid - Christiana Miller ****
The Third Twin - CJ Omololu ****
Murder She Wrote: A Fatal Feast - Jessica Fletcher,Donald Bain ****
Murder She Wrote: Gin and Daggers - Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain ****
Murder She Wrote: Manhattans and Murder - Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain ****

Current Book(s):
My Antonia
We Wish You a Murderous Christmas
My Antonia



Books to Read:
Blasphemy - Douglas Preston
Impact - Douglas Preston
Codex - Douglas Preston
A Movable Feast - Hemingway


New Fandoms:
Jurassic Park

Fanfics Written:
(Ask to be friended at [profile] alexfic to read fic.)


Films

Films @ home:
Star Wars: A New Hope ****
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back ****
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi ****
Jurassic Park ****
Jurassic Park: Lost World ****
The Wolverine ***
Kung Fu Panda 3 ****
Murder She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder ***
Murder She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Murder ***
Murder She Baked: A Deadly Recipe ***
The Distinguished Gentleman ***
Murder She Baked: A Plum Pudding Murder ***
Diary of a Mad Black Woman ***
A Madea Christmas ***
Madea's Family Reunion ***

Films @ Cinema:
The Revenant ***
Captain American: Civil War ****
Angry Birds **
X-Men: Apocalypse ****
Independence Day: Resurgence ****
Star Trek Beyond ****
Jason Bourne ***
The Magnificent Seven ****
Boo: A Madea Halloween ****
Inferno ****
Doctor Strange ***

Films to see:
The Peanuts Movie
Antman
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Martian
Jupiter Ascending
Pan
Daredevil


TV Shows:
Six Feet Under
Orphan Black
iZombie

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Jan. 2nd, 2017 08:43 am
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Tell us about your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be!
The year was: 1978
School.... Surry Central High School
1. Did you know your spouse then? No
2. Did you carpool then? No, I rode the bus
3. What kind of car did you have? A 72 red Impala
4. It's FRIDAY night football, were you there? Usually.
5. What kind of job did you have? I did not have a job. I had a heavy class load.
6. Were you a party animal? Nope. See above.
7. Were you considered a jock? Ye Gods! NO!
8 .Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? No
9. Were you a nerd? Yes I was
10. Did you get suspended or expelled? No
11. Can you sing the fight/school song? Not sure we had one
12. Where did you eat lunch at? Cafeteria or on the front steps if it was sunny
14. What was your school mascot? Eagle
15. If you could go back and do it again would you? Hell, no. I HATED high school
16. Are you planning on going to your next high school reunion? Went to one after 5 years. No real interest.
17. Are you still in contact with people from high school? A few on FB and a few in real life.
18. Do you know where your high school sweetheart is today? I didn’t have a sweetheart
19. What was your favorite subject? English
20. Do you still have your High School class ring? Yes, I found it in a jewelry box the other day, laong with my mom’s and Sara’s.
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Got this one from Jaiden.

1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
I like to write humor. And awful sadness… so you get one or the other and sometimes both.
2. Is there a trope you’ve yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
Not really.
3. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
I have written almost everything but I don’t write much of anything explicit anymore. 
4. How many fic ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
Hmm, maybe two.  One is a continuation of Steve/Tony after Civil War.
5. Share one of your strengths.
I can jerk on heartstrings.  Is that a strength?  
6. Share one of your weaknesses.
I get impatient and rush endings.
7. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
From Rumors of War:
June 1876 

Little Big Horn River

 

The buzzards flew over ahead of General Terry and his troops.  He expected to see dead Indians, many dead Indians, even after meeting up with several groups of Cheyenne and Sioux in Army Blue.  No one could kill that little yellow haired bastard Custer, no matter what he’d been told.  He had come to believe this almost as much as Custer himself believed it.  Everyone else had believed it too.

 

This time they were wrong.  All of them.

 

Dead wrong. 

 

Terry and his men had warning, but it did not prepare them for the scene.   Scattered all the way down the hill toward the Little Big Horn River were the already rotting corpses of horses and the pale bodies of dead soldiers.  Lots of bodies. 

 


8. Share a snippet from one of your favorite dialogue scenes you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
This is from “Love is a War of Lightning”    (She is Natasha Romanov)
The pizza was good with thin crust and lots of fresh toppings. And cheese.  It was smothered in cheese.  He ate the first piece in record speed and dug into a second one.

“God, have you never had food before?”

“I’m hungry!”  He opened a beer and took a long drink.

“Do you do everything like that?”  She asked and her meaning was clear.

 

He blushed and didn’t answer. 

“So are you going to ask Sharon out?”

“Really?  The whole word is falling apart and you ask me that?”

“Steve Rogers, you need fucking worse than anyone I know.  You are uptight and cranky and a pain in the ass.”

 

He opened his mouth and closed it.  What could he say? 


9. Which fic has been the hardest to write?
“No Safe Place” because the subject matter was abuse and torture.  
10. Which fic has been the easiest to write?
“’Til the End of the Line” because it was just so fun to write Cap and Tony.
11. Is writing your passion or just a fun hobby?
Depends on the day.
12. Is there an episode above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
Hmmm. Not even sure what that means.
13. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
Write every day.
14. What’s the worst writing advice you’ve ever come across?
Never use first person.
15. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you choose?
Rumors of War
16. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?
Not big on pairings anymore.  But I like Steve and Tony right now.
17. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
Start to finish.
18. Do you use any tools, like worksheets or outlines?
No, but I do research, lots and lots of research.
19. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
Nope.
20. Describe your perfect writing conditions.
Here at my desk.
21. How many times do you usually revise your fic/chapter before posting?
Not a lot.  I write it and read over it and fix things that don’t work.  
22. Have you ever deleted one of your published fics?
I don’t think so.
23. What do you look for in a beta?
someone to fix my typos and reversed words.
24. Do you beta yourself?
Yeah for several people.
25. How do you feel about collaborations?
I did one with a lunatic – it was awful but the others I’ve done were nice.
26. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.
Truthfully, I seldom read any fiction so these are old ones.  I liked Runedancer’s zany story, but she ran into some awful fan and left the fandom for good.  That’s all I got right now…
27. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
Um, no idea.
28. Do you accept prompts? Sure.
29. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your fic being canon compliant?
I like canon.
30. How do you feel about smut?
I don’t read a lot of it.  Those days passed.
31. How do you feel about crack?
Love it.

32. What are your thoughts on non-con and dub-con?
Not a lot of interesting in reading it but I have written such things.
33. Would you ever kill off a canon character?
Not if they don’t die in canon.
34. Which is your favorite site to post fic?
OEAM
35. Current WIPs – Um, if I’ve abandoned them, they’re not WIPs.

36. Talk about a review that made your day.
Once a person wrote me about the one Brokeback Mountain fic I wrote and said my story was the perfect ending to Janck and Ennis’ story and my voice was just like Annie Proulx’s.
37. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?

No, not really.  The oddest one was when someone sent me a review for my Sherlock Holmes investigates Lizzie Borden and said that I got the murderer all wrong. 
38. Write an alternative ending to [insert fic title] (or just the summary of one).
For No Safe Place, I almost had Orando Kill Viggo.

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Title: Damn Yankees
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe (Avengers)
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: An August Drabble
Summary: Bucky and Steve watch baseball.

~~~

DAMN YANKEES

Steve and Bucky were watching the Yankees play baseball on TV.

“Remind me when they moved to California?”

“1957.”

“God, we’re old. Do the others seem like kids to you?”

“Yeah. With those damn phones and tablets. We were lucky to get to use a phone on the corner.”

Bucky laughed and punched Steve on the shoulder. “We sure are fun, aren’t we? My granny was livelier than we are.”

“Your granny was livelier than we were then, too, Buck!”

“Wanna order some pizza and watch a movie after the game?”

“Iron Man?”

Bucky laughed and nodded. “I’m not surprised!”
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Title: New Home, Old Memories
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: G
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: An August Drabble
Summary: Sam is moving into Bag End.

~~~

NEW HOME, OLD MEMORIES

Sam walked from one end of the house to the other, looking in this cupboard and that, checking the pantry and looking out the front window. Though he’d been here countless times, this was the first time he’d been here since it belonged to him. He and Rosie would move here soon, as soon as they got everything packed.

First, he had to store the last of Frodo and Bilbo’s things.

He picked the book and read. Tomorrow would be a better day to pack up anyway, he thought as he got lost in his own memories of the past.
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Title: A Hunk of Junk
Fandom: Star Wars
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: An August Drabble
Summary: Leia insults the Falcon.

~~~

A HUNK OF JUNK

“I still think this ship is a hunk of junk,” Leia told Han.

“Even after all the rescues?” Han looked offended.

She shook her head. “Because of the rescues! I never know if we’re going to make it or not.”

“That’s part of the fun.”

She just sighed and looked out the viewport.

“Rather have Lando rescue you?”

“No! He’d come in this ship, too. He’d steal it back from you.”

“So you like me then?” He grinned that lopsided irresistible grin.

She leaned into his arms. “Of course I do, you silly man.”

“I knew you’d see reason eventually.”
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Title: A Damn Good Hunter
Fandom: Supernatural
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For August Drabbles
Summary: Dean doesn’t know that Bobby watches him, too.

~~~

A DAMN GOOD HUNTER

Dean had taken to talking to Bobby when no one was around. He didn’t know if their old friend and mentor could hear him or not. It didn’t matter. Just talking to Bobby made him feel better.

Listening to Dean made Bobby anxious. That boy was ten different kinds of trouble and that was on a good day! How could one boy be so damned reckless? Didn’t he ever think of his own safety?

Bobby smiled at his companion. “He’s like you, John. A damn good hunter and a careless idjit.”

John Winchester laughed out loud. “That’s my boy, Bobby.”
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Title: Find of a Lifetime
Fandom: Babylon 5
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: G
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For August Drabbles
Summary: Zack Allen IV finds a treasure.

~~~

FIND OF A LIFETIME

It sat in a museum, behind a climate controlled glass. It was dirty and ragged. After all, it had floated in space for at least a century before it had been found by Zack Allen, IV, a private security expert who was traveling to meet a client near Epsilon III, where the old Babylon 5 station had once been.

He’d showed it to his wife.

“Can it be the one?”

“It has to be. As far as I know, there was only one spaced.”

The bear with JS on it sold for a billion credits and Zack never worked again.
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Title: Mission of Destiny
Fandom: Star Wars
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: G
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For August drabbles
Summary: Han picks up a new job.

~~~

MISSION OF DESTINY

Han Solo knew smuggling. He might not be the best smuggler in the galaxy but it was his business. He knew these two were dangerous, more dangerous than any cargo he’d carried so far.

They looked like two country bumpkins, but the older one was canny and more than a little secretive. The boy was still wet behind the ears.

They offered way too much money for the job. He’d have done it for half that amount and he was sure the old man knew it.

Were they crazy? Of course they were. Still…

“Meet me in Docking Bay 94...”
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Title: Vote for…
Fandom: Supernatural
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG-13
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: August Drabbles. Also no disrespect is meant to anyone. Well, maybe one butif you know me, you know how I feel anyhow.
Summary: It’s time to vote for president, but president of what?

~~~

VOTE FOR…

“Sammy, are we voting this year?” Dean asked his brother as they sat at the table in the Men of Letters hideout. They were eating takeout burgers and drinking sugary Cokes.

“It’s an election year?”

“Yep. I don’t think they show The Apprentice that many times a day on tv, so they must be campaign ads.”

“You mean he is running for president?” Sammy asked.

Dean laughed. “Wonder if they know he works for Crowley?”

“No shit?” Sammy knew that Dean knew things about the King of Hell.

“Wait ‘til I tell you who the other one is working for!’
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Title: Just a Quick Hello
Fandom: Marvel Avengers
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: August 2016 Drabble
Summary: Steve calls tony.

~~~

Just a Quick Hello

Tony was moody and hard to get along with but that was okay because he’d holed up in his house and wasn’t taking calls or seeing anyone.

His phone rang and he checked it. The phone he’d given Steve.

“Stark here.”

“Are you all right?” Steve’s voice made him shiver.

“Why wouldn’t I be?”

“The news says you’re not. Nat says you’re not.”

“I – what can I say? You left. You -”

“I still love you.”

“Damn you to hell, Steve. I love you too.”

“I’ll call again soon. Take care, Tony. No matter what, I’ll love you.”

“I know.”
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Title: Vacation
Fandom: Tolkien
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: G
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: August 2016 drabble
Summary: Arwen is not a happy camper.

~~~

VACATION

Arwen stood in the kitchen and stated at the woodstove. What was she supposed to do with it? She could make remedies and even still do a little magic, but she had no idea how to make dinner on this, this stove!

Why did Ellessar insist on coming to this little hut in the woods two or three times a year? They had everything they needed at home. He had no real need to hunt and fish and swim in that cold, cold pond.

The children loved coming here though. They followed their father everywhere.

He could bake the bread!
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Title: Doctors in Love
Fandom: Star Trek
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: August 2016 drabbles. After Star Trek Beyond
Summary: Bones is ready for the new Enterprise to be done!

~~~

DOCTORS IN LOVE

The new ship was ready in record time. Bones hoped they didn’t manage to destroy another one anytime soon. He kept telling himself that he should have stayed on Earth, found another girl to marry and opened a practice in one of those throwback towns where they lived like they had in the 20th century.

But he knew he’d never be happy there.

As much as he complained, he craved adventure. He loved seeing new life forms, new planets. He loved the frantic pace of the Enterprise and her crazy crew.

But more than anything, he loved James T. Kirk.
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Title: Backward and Forward
Fandom: Firefly
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: G
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: For August 2016 drabbles.
Summary: Kaylee has questions.

~~~

BACKWARD AND FORWARD

“Do you think it’s still there?” Kaylee asked Mal.

“What would that be, Kaylee?” Mal turned to look at her.

“Earth That Was.”

He thought a moment. “Probably is. Take away the folks and the animals and all you got is a rock. Pretty hard to destroy a rock that big.”

“Do you ever wish you could go there?” She asked.

“What’s got you so ponderous tonight?”

“Don’t know. Just thinkin’ about where we come from.”

“As opposed to where we’re going?”

Kaylee laughed. “I don’t have an answer for either of those. Do you?”

He shook his head. “Nope.”
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Title: Ghosts
Fandom: Supernatural
Disclaimer: I do not own nor do I profit from these characters.
Rating: PG
Author: Alex (alex_cat_45@yahoo.com)
Type: 100 word Drabble
Note: Drabbles for Aug 2016
Summary: Dean wonders about it all.

~~~

GHOSTS

His ghosts were loud tonight.

They weren’t really ghosts, but Dean was haunted by the past, by his bad choices and his good ones. He was haunted by their dad, by Sammy, by Bobby, all the other ones who were gone whether he was responsible or not.

He sat up on the side of the bed. Sammy was snoring gently in the other bed.

He drained a half empty beer from the table then poured a tall glass of bourbon, downed it too.

“Dean? You okay?”

“Sure, Sammy. Go back to sleep. I’m okay now.”

And he was.

For now.

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