Icon meme

Feb. 9th, 2014 11:13 pm
nursedarry: (Balls)

[livejournal.com profile] lijahlover made me do it...

I'll be brief.
1. Reply to this post and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.




My True Blood OTP, Eric and Godric ♥ This is detail from a gorgeous piece of art by [livejournal.com profile] galidor. I love switching with every one of my OTPs, and this icon demonstrates that nicely I think, depending on how I'm imagining them.


This, of course, is Monty Python. It was the perfect icon to use when I was unwell in 2012, especially when the docs were trying to figure out what was wrong with me. (After my diagnosis, I switched to heart-themed icons instead). This is pretty much how I felt most of the time. I usually now just use this icon during Wimbledon.


I do this a lot. Even more since getting a Tumblr account. *wishes Trek would come back to LJ...*


Ah, the TIE icon by [livejournal.com profile] wicked_visions. I don't know many H/D fans who haven't seen this. The action just sums up their relationship (although sometimes in my head it's reversed), and since I am huge fan of Hogwarts Era fic, this is tres appropriate.


This is the truest statement about me in the history of true statements. I live for fic. Whether it's writing it, or (more often) reading it, discovering new fic or reading old favourites makes me squee harder than anything. Also, I do like treacle tart (Waitrose makes the best) and as Harry Potter shares the same love, it's all the better.

Okay, so not so brief. Sorry.

nursedarry: (Thank you)
Just for change of pace, I also prompted a pairing I don't often read, but I can see so easily:

Snape appears in Malfoy Manor (as a ghost, as human, just as long as he can feel and communicate) on the first Christmas Eve after the War. Lucius finds him by the fire in the drawing room. All Snape knows is that he can't stay there for long.

I'd love this to be romantic/sweet rather than smutty - don't need a high rating, just a bit of angst and a lot of "awww." These are two hardened and ebil men; they'd have trouble showing/discussing their feelings, so it might be a little awkward to have a cuddle or romantic moment, but they try anyway. I'm after bittersweet here - happy ending not required, but closure is.


And did my Mystery Author deliver?

Oh yes, s/he did! It'll make you smile and cry and awwwwww, and....just go read it!

Christmas Eve, Rated PG
nursedarry: (Fan Art)
Yeah, so, this [livejournal.com profile] mini_fest prompt I put up:

Pairing: Pansy/Ginny
I want PURE FILTH - dirty talk, toys (Christmas presents, maybe?), the works - I draw the line with watersports and scat. Not fussed about the era or infidelity. Want it consensual, that's it. Bring it on.


Challenge accepted. On the Loose, NSFW

ALSKIJAKDSJHLGDHASGSGGGGFFFHHJJJJK!

*cough*

Thank you so very much, Mystery Artist. I love it.
nursedarry: (MST3K)
Attention everyone: Today is [livejournal.com profile] delphipsmith's *mumbles into hand*th birthday!

I do hope you have a wonderful SS, LM & HG-filled day!

A donation will be made to the apothecary, terror organisation, library charity of your choice. (Just let me know which one.)

I love you always.
nursedarry: (Porn)

I'll preface this post by saying I just had to share the grateful-gleeful-embarrassed feeling I got tonight as I opened my latest PWP ficlet, recently returned from my beta. Her comments were particularly funny and fresh, as this poor girl doesn't know anything about the fandom (except perhaps the contents of the 5-minute video snippet I forced on her. She's lucky I sent her that bit - the beginning, as it were, rather than the end - but we're not going to talk about that.).

I love my betas. I have several, plus all those lovely random people I co-erce into reading and commenting on stuff before it gets posted (I'm looking at you, [livejournal.com profile] treacle_tartlet, [livejournal.com profile] nicevenn, [livejournal.com profile] noeon and [livejournal.com profile] sati_lotus). They know what I'm trying to say, rather than what I am saying, usually badly. Let's face it, unless there's an anvil falling on someone's head, I'm not a very convincing fic writer. I can and do like to make people laugh and I enjoy writing fanfic, so I'll keep on doing it. And thanks to my betas, I'll keep inflicting it on you.

Now as I find myself drawn into other fandoms where I want to explore greater romantic or darker themes, I need my betas more than ever. That's not to say I couldn't write those things in HP - I have done - but I preferred my cracky comfort zone, which I'm finding doesn't sit so well in the Iraqi desert or Bon Temps, Louisiana. Maybe it never sat well in HP, either, but I enjoyed reading it as much as writing it, so I reckon there's a place for any genre everywhere, just in differing amounts.

Smut is even more difficult for someone who writes for the Department of Health for a living, or at least, this someone. In my Day Job, not only do I usually write in the passive voice, I often use proper scientific lingo and big words, with simple themes and very little description. This does not ordinarily make for good smut. And never romance: my initial drafts typically sound like Planned Parenthood-meets-Mills & Boon. I pick up something by [livejournal.com profile] oldenuf2nb or [livejournal.com profile] septemberoses or [livejournal.com profile] cjmarlowe and turn green with envy at how effortlessly I find myself happily sandwiched in-between their characters mid-coitus, their narratives brimming with emotion without sounding clinical or clichéd.

I cannot stress how much I value my betas' instructions in this. Tonight, [livejournal.com profile] delphipsmith's learned advice and hysterical comments had me feeling so good about the writing experience (as well making me giggle over how she can shoe-horn Lucius Malfoy into anything), I felt compelled to say THANK YOU to her and to [livejournal.com profile] cassie_black12, and especially [livejournal.com profile] groolover for their years of difficult service to me as betas, and more importantly, as friends.

Please excuse the grammatical errors in this post. I'm sure it also could have been sexier.

nursedarry: (Dan eyes)
Happy Birthday, darling.
nursedarry: (Dan eyes)
Happy Birthday, darling.
nursedarry: (AS/S2ndtime)
Title: Hold the Phone
Rating: R
Word Count: ~6700
Pairing(s): Albus Severus/Scorpius
Warnings: None
Summary: The prompt was a very drunk Scorpius dials Al and tells him dirty/lame jokes and it leads to something more. No prior relationship, preferable.
Author Notes: Many thanks to my lovely betas, [livejournal.com profile] delphipsmith and [livejournal.com profile] groolover. Written for the 2011 [livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen_fest. Thank you, mods - this was great fun!

Hold the Phone )
nursedarry: (AS/S2ndtime)
Title: Hold the Phone
Rating: R
Word Count: ~6700
Pairing(s): Albus Severus/Scorpius
Warnings: None
Summary: The prompt was a very drunk Scorpius dials Al and tells him dirty/lame jokes and it leads to something more. No prior relationship, preferable.
Author Notes: Many thanks to my lovely betas, [livejournal.com profile] delphipsmith and [livejournal.com profile] groolover. Written for the 2011 [livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen_fest. Thank you, mods - this was great fun!

Hold the Phone )
nursedarry: (YaoiBrother)
OMG, once again, I'm in Pottercest heaven!

LOOKIE what I've got - James/Albus Severus art from [livejournal.com profile] citrus_lime! (NWS)

Look at that bum! Look at those eyes! Look at the trousers round the ankles! Look at those shoulders and that collar bone!

Look at me reduced to a puddle of fangirl goo!

Thank you so much for the gorgeous art, my lovely friend!
nursedarry: (YaoiBrother)
OMG, once again, I'm in Pottercest heaven!

LOOKIE what I've got - James/Albus Severus art from [livejournal.com profile] citrus_lime! (NWS)

Look at that bum! Look at those eyes! Look at the trousers round the ankles! Look at those shoulders and that collar bone!

Look at me reduced to a puddle of fangirl goo!

Thank you so much for the gorgeous art, my lovely friend!
nursedarry: (YaoiBrother)
How much did I squeal with joy when I got the [livejournal.com profile] thilia's prompt for [livejournal.com profile] hp_yule_balls? Tonnes! I absolutely loved writing for this wonderful lady!

Title: A Gentle Empire O'er Fraternal Souls
Rating: NC17
Pairings: James/Albus, AS/S
Summary: There’s always been a connection, but to whom?
Warnings: Incest
Word Count: ~3,700
Author's Notes: I was so pleased to get this prompt – [livejournal.com profile] thilia's Albus Severus is my Albus Severus, and it was her pictures of him that inspired me to write this. Thank you so much to my wonderful betas, [livejournal.com profile] cassie_black12 & [livejournal.com profile] delphipsmith and to the best emo cheerleaders, [livejournal.com profile] noeon and [livejournal.com profile] bryoneybrynn! The title is taken from the poem To My Brothers, by John Keates.

Additional: the Prologue and Epilogue are snippets of many conversations.


Pottercest this way )
nursedarry: (YaoiBrother)
How much did I squeal with joy when I got the [livejournal.com profile] thilia's prompt for [livejournal.com profile] hp_yule_balls? Tonnes! I absolutely loved writing for this wonderful lady!

Title: A Gentle Empire O'er Fraternal Souls
Rating: NC17
Pairings: James/Albus, AS/S
Summary: There’s always been a connection, but to whom?
Warnings: Incest
Word Count: ~3,700
Author's Notes: I was so pleased to get this prompt – [livejournal.com profile] thilia's Albus Severus is my Albus Severus, and it was her pictures of him that inspired me to write this. Thank you so much to my wonderful betas, [livejournal.com profile] cassie_black12 & [livejournal.com profile] delphipsmith and to the best emo cheerleaders, [livejournal.com profile] noeon and [livejournal.com profile] bryoneybrynn! The title is taken from the poem To My Brothers, by John Keates.

Additional: the Prologue and Epilogue are snippets of many conversations.


Pottercest this way )
nursedarry: (Black Board)
Title: Young & the Restless, Part 3
Pairing: H/D, RW/HG
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: ~2000
Warnings: None
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] nicevenn for [livejournal.com profile] hd_seasons' Stocking Stuffers. Thanks to my wonderful betas! Young & the Restless was originally written for [livejournal.com profile] harrypotterbang and includes some lovely art. Read the first two parts here.

Cat's out of the bag )
nursedarry: (Black Board)
Title: Young & the Restless, Part 3
Pairing: H/D, RW/HG
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: ~2000
Warnings: None
A/N: Written for [livejournal.com profile] nicevenn for [livejournal.com profile] hd_seasons' Stocking Stuffers. Thanks to my wonderful betas! Young & the Restless was originally written for [livejournal.com profile] harrypotterbang and includes some lovely art. Read the first two parts here.

Cat's out of the bag )
nursedarry: (Thank you)
OMG, HOW CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!
And it's for ME!

Huge hugs to [livejournal.com profile] katelinmr for the lovely early Holiday Elf, complete with purple hair, violet eyes (eat your heart out Liz Taylor!), and wolf stuffed toy.

I loves him to pieces. And also the artist ♥
nursedarry: (Thank you)
OMG, HOW CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!
And it's for ME!

Huge hugs to [livejournal.com profile] katelinmr for the lovely early Holiday Elf, complete with purple hair, violet eyes (eat your heart out Liz Taylor!), and wolf stuffed toy.

I loves him to pieces. And also the artist ♥
nursedarry: (Ultrasound)
Six Years Old!




Daddy's away to Somerset for a week of training later today, so we're off to get new bikes now! Exciting!!!

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