DOYLE: (RE: cue cards) It says 'rats'. Our rates are low, but our standards are high. When the chips are down, and you're at the end of your rope you need someone that you can count on. And that's what you'll find here. Someone who will go all the way, who'll protect you no matter what. So don't lose hope. Come on over to our offices and you'll see that there's still heroes in this world. Is that it? Am I done?
CORDELIA: I don't know. I'm not getting every man, I'm getting... weasel. We don't want weasel.
DOYLE: I don't know. I think people will be pouring in as soon as they hear about our low rats.
[Drabbles & Short Fiction]
- Spread Your Little Wings (Lorne, G, His Dark Materials fusion) by thenewbuzwuzz
- Love, please don't trust me; it will end in tears (Buffy/Angel, T) by thenewbuzwuzz
- Cryptids and Cannabis (Fred/Faith, T) by buffydyke
- Save Me (Angel/Xander/Willow, E) by wednesdays__child
- In Your Arms (Spike/Willow, M) by angelus2hot
- Phone Sex (Spike/Willow, M) by angelus2hot
- Sign of the Times (2/3) (Buffy/Giles, T) by the_huffster
- In a Corner of My Soul - scene from chapter 7: I Robot; You Jane (Giles, Ensemble, T) by dragonyphoenix
- And it'll come together Ch. 1 (Buffy/Faith, M, OITNB xover) by buffylovesfaith
- Nasty Women Ch. 1 (Faith, M, Twilight xover) by Allysesierra
- Crossing Shadow River Ch. 1-13/13 COMPLETE (Buffy/Spike, E) by dutchbuffy
- Light Ch. 1-2/? (Willow/Tara, Buffy/Faith, G) by CapturetheFinnick
- On the Other Side of Fate Ch. 1-11/11 COMPLETE (Angelus/Spike/Drusilla/Seely Booth, E, Bones xover) by tamibrandt
- Coming Full Circle Ch. 1-15/15 COMPLETE (Angelus/Spike/Drusilla/Seely Booth, E, Bones xover) by tamibrandt
- Visions of You Ch. 1-15/15 COMPLETE (Angelus/Spike/Drusilla/Seely Booth, E, Bones xover) by tamibrandt
- Shadows of Yesterday Ch. 1-6/? (Angelus/Spike/Drusilla/Seely Booth, E, Bones xover) by tamibrandt
- Undeniable Thirst Ch. 1 (Angel/Spike, E) by TheBananasaurus
- A Sad Soul Ch. 1 (Spike/OC, unrated) by Vivid Nightmares (wingsovermyhead)
- Secrets Kept Ch. 1 (Buffy, G, Criminal Minds xover) by Mirrored_Illusions
- Forward Without Seeing Ch. 20 (Buffy/Spike, Ensemble, M) by queen_insane
[Images, Audio & Video]
- Artwork: Xander by nickybrendonfanclub1
- Artwork: Angelus by nickybrendonfanclub1
- Artwork: Spike by nickybrendonfanclub1
- Artwork: Oz by nickybrendonfanclub1
- Artwork: S 7 Xander by nickybrendonfanclub1
- Artwork: Xander Again by nickybrendonfanclub1
- Artwork: Gnarl by nickybrendonfanclub1
- Artwork: Buffy and Spike by summerarchive96
- Artwork: 1630 Revello Drive Floorplans by giffingbuffy
- Artwork: Buffy and Willow () by buffylovesgirls
- Artwork: Willow by somewhereoutinmymind
- Artwork: Buffy by cursedmedallion
- Artwork: Angel and Angelus by retromortis
- Manip: Buffy and Dawn by buffy-mf
- Cosplay: Halloween Buffy by hideyomochimo
- Fanmix: Spike Fanmix by curiouscrow
[Reviews & Recaps]
- Angel Reviewed: Angel, Season 9 (or DH11), Issue 04 by harsens-rob
- Buffy season 11 no 8 at shapinglight
- Buffyverse Demons by wolveswithhats and quasi-normalcy
- i love how jenny is so flirty & courageous when things aren’t serious between her and giles but as soon as things are she gets tripped up. by jenny-calendar
- Spike and Angel by dreamsofghostsandstars and buffy-truths
- Spike and Angel: two types of monsters by dreamsofghostsandstars and buffy-truths
- Reptile Boy by buffystylez
- And I reblog it anyway... by Mutiple Authors
- Just finished my BTVS rewatch... by ptonious
- So as I get closer to season 5 in my Angel rewatch, I thought I’d comment on Spike by spuffybot and dreamsofghostsandstars
- Episode Asks by we-pay-for-everything
- Why I Hate Spike on AtS by buffy-truths and dreamsofghostsandstars
- An opinion I’ve never understood? by mikey-gs
- why doesn’t anybody talk about how marc blucas or whatever was 5 years older than smg by hellokittylesbian
- Joss Whedon is problematic by inthepursuitofbooks
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Hogwarts Sortings by starryeyesxx
- I don’t understand why I have such a personal beef with people who like Kennedy by squanch-loser
- Lorne & Sweet by witchy--mama
- i wish i never touched the buffy comics by jingly-jangly
The siren would ring, and we'd all rush to the basement and wait it out. Listening to the radio broadcast the latest sighting, and tell us the all clear. In Lawrence, we sat in the hallways of our apartment building. And in Liberty, Missouri, my grandmother who couldn't get to the basement, would go into the shower or tub.
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Eh. I think I'll watch the Great British Baking Show.
Fandom: Babylon 5
Characters: Ivanova and Marcus
Half shadow, half spider, it hung before them, all sharp spikes and razor edges. Blacker than space; a darkness well beyond anything in human experience. Light seemed to slide off it; to cower from it; to skitter away, and hide itself in places unseen. Ivanova could only sympathise. And they were to fight these things? These shadows that light itself seemed to fear? Beside her, Marcus whispered something in Minbari – a prayer, she thought – then flashed her a wholly incongruous grin. She smiled back. And why not? When light itself was afraid, what else was there to do but smile?
This is the result of a 6-month backlog of reccable fic, after Buffyverse Top 5 fried my fic processors.
I'm too sleepy and impatient to do @mentions.
If you've got fic recs for either of those, btw, I'm all years. (Haven't seen AoU, Civil War, Agents of Shield, or the Netflix shows, though.)
I thought this title was nicely official sounding and also just alliterative enough.
Anyway, the longest book signing in history, featuring two somewhat introverted people who are a bit averse to crowds and noise going to a festival, is over. By now you've all seen a photo of either me or Emily at the display table, which Emily laid out after telling me to go do something else. But here's a photo of the table with Emily and a guest who stopped by: My father, Delbert. They're munching on caramel corn at this moment, which we'll talk more about later.
The first surprise was when we were setting up on vendor's row, and I discovered my cousin Earl has a booth right next to us. (I bought some antique coins from him.) In this photo that's his place on the left.
Then it turned out one of the people on the other side from us was a woman I used to work with in the emergency services. Unfortunately for me, among other things they were selling some truly yummy chocolatey stuff. Then the Noble County Gas and Steam Association set up across from us and started making caramel corn ... from scratch, in an actual kettle.
Is this in any way fair to a guy who needs to make dollars, not gain pounds? Don't even get me started on the bacon, lettuce, and deep fried green tomato sandwiches they were selling down the way.
We were within sight of the stage, and over a three day period were treated to, among other things, bluegrass, 80s glam rock, country, rap, and the kiddie queen and king contest. Below is a long distance photo of Cougar Hunters, who I take it were hunting not large cats but older women.
There was also a festival going on, and every once in awhile I got to walk around and take a look, although of course not so much at the busy times.
Car show, too. Maybe I'll do more of a post on that later.
So, how did we do book sale-wise? Well, the first two days were kind of a disappointment, by which I mean a substantial disappointment. Still, by the end of the second day we broke even on our one-time expenses. By the middle of the third day we'd made up what we spent on other things, like the canopy and a folding table of our very own.
If it had been a typical three or four hour book signing, I'd be crowing about the sales we made. Spread out over three days it wasn't so spectacular, but we did well Saturday afternoon and evening. We also got some bites--gave away business cars and bookmarks to people who, hopefully, will go on the website, or Amazon, or B&N, and make some purchases. That's one of the reasons we do public appearances anyway: to get the word out. I also got to do a blurb on the local radio station.
The one thing I've found strange is that so far we have't sold all that many copies of Radio Red -- the newest release. But that will come.
Prompt: 570 - Court
Word Count: 1035
( Kris Mansfield woke in a room that was meant to suggest, but not convince her, that she was in a hospital. Lucas Miller watched her through five of the cameras pervading the facility. Before she could do it herself, a nurse, male, just old enough to give him an air of authority, entered the room to remove the IV in her arm. )
Season2....oh dear. It has moments of brilliance, but it is a bit of jangled mess at the end. I agree a great deal with the AV Club review of the finale episode, found HERE. The final two episodes felt more like a mid-season episodes than a season finale, and left the audience with more questions than answers, and sense of being left with a major cliff-hanger. I almost wish I'd stopped with S1, although there are bits in S2 that I'm rather glad I saw, and at least four of the eight characters story-arcs are to some degree completed.
( Spoilers for Sense8 )
Challenge #659 is ransom.
- All stories must be 100 words long.
- Please place your story behind a cut if it contains spoilers for the current/upcoming season.
- You don't have to use the challenge word or phrase in your story; it's just there for inspiration.
- Please use the challenge tag 659: ransom on your entry.
2) We watched Moana this week. I think it may be my favorite Disney "princess" movie so far. ( Read more... )
3) We finished S1 of Travellers and I was glad to hear it's been renewed for S2. It's a lot harder these days to keep up on whether a show has been cancelled or renewed, and if it's returning, when. ( Read more... )
4) Another study on how people get news has some interesting results when it comes to young readers in different countries. Also an interesting surprise is that the increase in use of ad blockers has rolled back. (Although perhaps the bigger news is that only 24% of desktop users and 7% of smartphone users use it at all) ( Read more... )
5) When Petzi posted this article on heat wave impact, my first thought was that the lack of climate change planning also involves a lack of migration planning. Because surely over the next 50 years there's going to be a substantial move by people (or a lack of moving) from one part of the U.S. to another. ( Read more... )