lar_laughs: (Marvel - Natasha blonde)
Title: Rip Apart the World
Fandom: Avengers
Characters: Clint/Natasha, Bruce, Darcy
Word Count: 4119
Rating: Teen and Up
Author's Note: This little bit of hurt/comfort is something I started in February for the promptathon. For [livejournal.com profile] anuna_81’s prompt: She would rip the world apart for him. And for [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices, who mentioned Florence in her comments. The first part, especially, owes a lot to Ceremonials. But then it got stuck in EDIT land (thanks to all the work that my beta, [livejournal.com profile] hufflepuffsneak, put into kicking this into shape!) where I was too lazy to get it out. Along comes another promptathon and I realize that I need to quit being lazy and get this thing out there! So this is also for [livejournal.com profile] sgteam14283’s prompt: Okay? Okay. (from The Fault in Our Stars by the wonderful John Green).

Summary: There are some things that are meant to stay private and unmentioned. There are other things that come out in a tense situation and change everything. Thankfully, Clint's there to help pick up pieces that this current op chips off Natasha, regardless of what comes out of her mouth.

Here at AO3
lar_laughs: (Yarn Tribbles)
Because of this story by [livejournal.com profile] frea_o and a comment I made there and a comment she made back, I've started working on a variation of this afghan:



but in these colors:
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And this is what a large square looks like and what a medium square looks like before the square sets in:

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Does it remind you of this picture:

lar_laughs: (Marvel - Kate (comics))
Title: Just Keep Running
Prompt: Time & Betrayal at [livejournal.com profile] writerverse
Word Count: 442
Rating: PG
Original/Fandom: Fandom - Fraction!verse
Pairings (if any): Clint/Kate
Warnings (Non-Con/Dub-Con etc): some mild language
Summary: Kate explodes at Clint. There must be something at the heart of this emotion but she's not ready to face it yet.

Kate glanced at her watch. )
lar_laughs: (Marvel - Kate (comics))
Title: Somewhere, There Are Birds Singing
Fandom: Fraction's Hawkeye comic 'verse (but with a touch of movie!verse for sweetness)
Characters: primarily Clint and Kate but there's a visit from Tony and Steve
[livejournal.com profile] writerverse Table of DOOM Prompt: 05. sweets
Prompt: I have two! roadtrip from [livejournal.com profile] redbrunja at the Avengers Rare Pair but it turned into a buddy-fic instead of a couple (although it can be assumed that they are well on their way to a relationship but it really is gen) & this stunning bit of conversation from [livejournal.com profile] sweetwatersong:
"You know, when this day started off, I didn't think I'd end up breaking the law and nearly running the sheriff off of the road."
"He deserved it."
"He's sixty-five!"

Word Count: (minus prompt words) 1424
Summary: Clint and Kate go for a road trip. Things happen. Oh, yes, they do.

Somewhere, there are birds singing. )
lar_laughs: (Arrow - Felecity Smart Girl)
Title: On the Mat
Fandom: Arrow (TV)
Characters: Felicity, Diggle, Oliver (sort of a pre-F/D or, possibly, pre-F/D/O)
Prompt: Well damn, this is going to be interesting from [livejournal.com profile] meridian_rose
[livejournal.com profile] tv_universe Prompt: Dare to be Stupid
Word Count (not counting the prompt) 412
Rating: PG-13
Author's Note: This idea originally came to me from a manip that someone did on Tumblr a thousand years ago. Okay, not that long ago but long enough that I can't possibly find it. It may be responsible for my original Felicity/Diggle love, actually.
Summary: He wants her to know how to protect herself. It's one thing to let Oliver loose out into the world alone but another altogether to let Felicity out from behind the security of the computer monitors. Yes, Diggle worries.

Felicity had always thought she understood what it meant to be fearless. )
lar_laughs: (Writing - beating my head against the wa)
First, have you seen the RESULTS FOR THE 2013 SATURN AWARDS?????? Check it out! I think a good majority of my FL will find the list interesting!

I want to sign up for the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] polybigbang. The rough draft is due in October... I think. So I could finish the two big bangs I have in the works.

I already have one "no" from [livejournal.com profile] enigma731 and I know Aster will narrow her eyes at me. Anyone else want to talk me out of it?

There's the Clint/Natasha/Bruce story that I've been aching to write for awhile. I'd love to try some version of Clint/Bobbi/Kate that came up when I was writing my random Kate stories. Um, what are my other ideas? My DCBigBang is Oliver/Felicity but there are also some Oliver/Felicity/Diggle feelings tugging at my heart. It would be an interesting time to try a crossover or some other AU. I started reading a John/Cam/Ronon story the other night that had me thinking of ideas.

It would be the third bang of the year and the year that I wrote that many, I had to take a lot more time away from the words. No one ever said I had to do these stories as a bang but I do appreciate the deadlines. I could use the ideas for my big story prompt table.

There are also stories to be written (and then read) for the [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised 2013 Promptathon that started prompting this week. I've flagged a bunch of them. Okay, it's like half. Since DCBang is at 4200 (I made my word count yesterday!), I feel better about writing a few stories this week. And then there's finishing up the TV_universe big bang type thing. I only HAVE to get to 50 points and I made some sig tags to pad out the stories that I get done or don't get done in time. There's other stuff, of course, but I can't remember it. Oh well! You win some... you go home early for the rest.
lar_laughs: (SGA - Amelia & Chuck)
Title: Unexplained
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Characters: Samantha, Teyla, Amelia
[livejournal.com profile] tv_universe Prompt: a picture of multiple planets
Women of SGA comment-a-thon prompt: Sam Carter + Teyla + any women, all the men are incapacitated somehow, and the women run the city perfectly without any male interruption. from [livejournal.com profile] clwilson2006
Word Count: 223

Amelia, I need an update. )
lar_laughs: (Heroes - Hiro WOOHOO)
As with any Land Comm, there is a Big Bang challenge at [livejournal.com profile] tv_universe and it's the kind where you write a bunch of words (together in one big story or in a bunch of tiny little things). They have some prompts but I was thinking I wanted more. Then I thought I would ask for some help from my friends.

I'm going to make this super easy! You don't have to come up with a fandom or even a character.

Leave a line of conversation here at this post. It can be anything. It just needs to be something that someone would say (out loud or as an inner thought).

By leaving something here, you're also giving me permission to use the line in a story. I won't count it as part of the ending word count but it will be part of the story.

As a bonus, if you'd like to leave a prompt for a TV show that you and I share in common, feel free. You don't need to, though. This is purely a bonus.
lar_laughs: (Self Rescuing Princess)
I took Rory to the vet today and I think she's not speaking to me any longer! This morning she was staying completely off the leg but it wasn't more swollen. Since I had to work and her appointment wasn't until afternoon and my house is nearly 45 minutes away from the vet, they let her stay there for the day. When I got there, she was walking on the foot again! Turns out, it was an abscess and it had started draining while she was there so all they had to do was clean it out (that did not make her happy!) and give her an injection of antibiotics. I didn't care about the shot costing more than the liquid because I didn't think she was going to let me give her the meds for 7-10 days!

She must be feeling better (or she's still angry) because she's not hanging out near me like she has been the last few days. I spoke too soon. Guess she's not that angry because she wants some attention. She's still stress shedding. Lovely.
lar_laughs: (VM - yawn)
The blue/cream afghan is DONE! Hooray! It's been at the expense of a lot of words that I might have written today but I'm still 4 blankets behind Beth!

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Considering that the tempurature is in the 90s today (and we don't have any sort of central air), crocheting is kind of a stupid project! I've also been setting up Yarn Tribbles on social media this last week. That's been fun but sort of exhausting. It's been awhile since I was new on some of these sites! We're still in discussion over whether to get a website (my brother-in-law can set one up for us and it's a pretty good deal considering what we'd get) or stick to somewhere free like blogspot or here on LJ.
lar_laughs: (Melting Rubic Cube)
The Fosters: the kitchen table
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It’s the sort of kitchen table that’s never cleaned off. There’s always plates full of food or piles of books and papers. Sometimes there’s bags of groceries or piles of gift-wrapped packages. Depending on the season, it’s covered with a brilliant display of gloves and scarves or garden implements threatening to fall to the floor.

When the family is crowded around, chairs pushed in or pulled all the way out, it feels like a large space. It feels like it could hold a handful more without collapsing in on itself. Before it stops being a table and becomes a pile of timber.

While it looks like nails and glue hold it together, that’s just on the surface. What really holds it together are the emotions that swirl around it. Without the agony and the ecstasy, the boredom and joy, it would be just a table. Just a piece of furniture. The family, though, makes it a centerpiece and a treasure.
lar_laughs: (Castle - I saw what you did there)
Come and join [livejournal.com profile] tv_universe! It's a land comm based on TV shows. Any and every TV show!



Tell them I sent you!
lar_laughs: (PP - Make Good Choices)
Title: Coffee (An Odd Man story)
Prompt: Harsh angles & "You have to laugh at yourself once in a while, because you'd cry your eyes out if you didn't" (The Indigo Girls)
Bonus? yes
Word Count: 382
Rating: PG
Original/Fandom: Original
Pairings (if any): none
Warnings (Non-Con/Dub-Con etc): none
Summary: It's the next day and he said he would come back.

She's waiting for him the next morning... )
lar_laughs: (Danbo - bundled up)
I am going to tell you a story of the Yarn Tribbles.

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Remember back when my nephew was having his birthday and we made blankets for the Linus Project instead of giving gifts? Well, I told the coworkers and Beth loved the idea. She had two ready to go by the time his birthday rolled around.

Flash forward a month later. Beth is having a low point (we don't call it depression because we don't like the word) and starts working on a new afghan to send to our state's Linus Project. She's watching the news about the tornadoes in Oklahoma City and thinks, "I'm going to send this afghan to OKC." But then she realizes that this is her thing as she thinks back to all the things she's created for different charities. These blankets have just been the latest in a long line of things she's done that have made her feel good. Really good.

She told her mom about this and her mom mentioned it at her church, asking if anyone had any stray yarn they wanted to get rid of that her daughter could use to make these blankets (and the hats she makes for St. Baldricks and Operation Christmas Child, two other things I've set her on). I don't know if you have ever mentioned something like this at church before but little old church ladies love this kind of thing. It means they can clean out their yarn closet. Not just one lady. Not just two ladies.

We have Yarn Tribbles! I've brought home the fourth bag of yarn. The fourth GARBAGE BAG of yarn today. I'm spreading it out to two other people and taking some of the random odds and ends for any craft projects that the Littles may decide to make. Tonight, I'm undoing some half done projects and balling a bunch of all different colors. I do love balling yarn!

Yesterday, I ended up teaching two of the Littles to crochet which was fun. Right now, I'm the only one they know that does which makes me sad because I grew up with all my grandmother's doing some sort of yarn based craft nearly all the times.

Anyway, the reason I brought this up was as an excuse for why I haven't been writing much. Or blogging. Or much of anything that doesn't involve a hook in one hand. And also, I highly recommend it as a crafty project! And if you need an excuse to finish something (like I do), find a charity that gives away blankets! Ever country should have one!
lar_laughs: (Marvel - Steve in shadow)
I made fic tonight out of despair. I didn't write anything when Colorado burned last year but I'm so tired of crying that I decided I needed to write something. My inner Darcy cried out for justice because she hung out in New Mexico so might very well have known what it was like to live through something like this.

Title: Burning
Characters: Darcy/Steve
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Steve comes home to find Darcy watching the news... )

***

Some images that Darcy might have seen on the news
lar_laughs: (Dirty Rose)
I don't know if I can do this again this fire season. So much of Colorado is burning and I have friends who are under mandatory evacuation. The knowledge that places that I love are burning is physically hard for me to handle.

Is it strange that the Idaho fire happened while I was in Colorado and, now that I'm back in Idaho, Colorado is burning?

This could be a long fire season if Colorado is burning so early and Idaho is set up to be kindling by the end of summer. Dad (the local Fire Chief) and the others in areas around us have set up their teams to be certified to help out the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) fight fires on Federal land (around here, that's A LOT of land).

Now it's just a waiting game. Where will nature be responsible for the flames? Where will humans? How many people will be in jeopardy? How many homes lost? How much smoke will taint our air?

*sigh* It makes me physically exhausted to follow the news. So many tears. So much pain.
lar_laughs: (VW - squee!)
I let the dice choose the title! This is written for the [livejournal.com profile] writerverse An adjective, a noun, and a prepositional phrase walk into a bar... challenge.

Title Chosen: Odd Man For Hire
Word Count: 350
Rating: PG
Original/Fandom: Original
Pairings (if any): none
Warnings (Non-Con/Dub-Con/etc): none
Summary: She had no where else to turn when she saw the ad in the newspaper.

She laughed the first time she saw the ad in the paper. )
lar_laughs: (HP - I believe in magic)
It's a lovely Saturday morning and I'm out on the deck with my laptop, hoping to absorb at least a little Vitamin D after my more nerdy exploits of last weekend. So far, I can hear two lawnmowers.

Instead of writing, of course, I'm making sig banners for the new session of [livejournal.com profile] writerverse that just started. I thought I'd make a new post since I've misplaced the previous one I had.

TV_universe 2013:
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The newest for Summer 2013:
Kate
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Darcy
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From the way back machine )
lar_laughs: (Firefly - the boys - to the Batmobile)
My rec of the morning:

As the River Loves the Sea And the Ocean And That One Big Lake by [livejournal.com profile] somehowunbroken - Written for badsexfic 2013: Anthropomorphic Fic/Reader. The fic isn't very good, in fact, it's full of grammatical and spelling mistakes, as well as containing some very poorly chosen metaphors. it tries to get the reader to like it by showing off how ~creative~ it can be.

(actual fic can contain smut as a way of getting the reader to like it, though the smut turns out to be as corny as the fic)


If you need something to smile about this morning, you need to read this fic. And then you need to read the comments where she explains the "plot" for the rest of the story.
lar_laughs: (Arrow - Felecity Smart Girl)
Title: If It Turns Out This Is A Hoax...
Fandoms: Arrow (TV)/Stargate Atlantis
Characters: Felicity Smoak (with some nice Diggle interaction at the end), Todd
Word Count: 2635
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Felicity is supposed to meet Dig for drinks. Instead, she meets Todd and saves herself from becoming a Wraith snack by using her wits and her words.

Here at AO3

I know that these two fandoms don't intersect in very many places but I tried to write Todd in such a way that you don't necessarily need to know the SGA fandom well to understand the story. It dawns on me that I perhaps didn't go the other way. Oh well!

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