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Jun. 8th, 2016

gen Cassie by Em

In the "you learn something new every day" file...

So I was walking back from lunch today and almost stepped on a dead bumblebee lying on the brick. (You know, one of those really fat, really fuzzy big bees?) And I've been noticing a lot of them around my yard and garden lately. Always buzzing around by the grass and not the flowers, which seemed weird, because clearly we mow our lawn often enough that the grass is not flowering and yes, we have lots of flowering weeds in the grass, but those get chopped down in the mowing too.

Anyhoo. Bumblebees. Lots of 'em lately. So I looked them up and discovered that unlike regular honeybees, they tend to live in the ground or leaf piles or... anywhere but hives? And they like to use old abandoned mouse or mole holes in the ground. (And god know, we have tons of those, in addition to a virtual condo of chipmunk holes, and yes, isn't it great to live in the boondocks? ;)) So apparently that may be why I keep seeing them hovering over the grass. Huh.

(I also discovered everyone but the queen dies each year. Double huh.)

And now, even though I just interlibrary requested a bunch of fluffy YA books, I must need to go find a book on bees because I'm supremely curious now. :)

Jun. 1st, 2016

gen Cassie by Em

May Fic Roundup

In The Field
Fandom/Relationship: Avengers, Clint/Natasha and Clint/Natasha/Bobbi
Rating/Warnings: PG13, non-explicit smut
Summary: Clint, Natasha, and a mission that goes on longer than they would've liked.

Idyll Interupted
Fandom/Relationship: Avengers, Clint/Natasha
Rating/Warnings: PG13, Language, Post-Civil War - Spoilers!!!
Summary: The war was fought, sides drawn and erased. So where do most of our heroes wind up when all is said and done? The farm, of course.

Turning Circles
Fandom/Relationship: Avengers, Clint/Natasha
Rating/Warnings: PG13, Alternate Universe
Summary: Getting noticed by a small-town, minor league hockey player shouldn't have gotten her this hot and bothered. Why then, was Natasha exactly that?

May. 27th, 2016

gen Cassie by Em

(no subject)

I suspect crickets, but I'm feeling brave...
And the women of SHIELD thing has stalled...
And it's a long weekend...

So if anyone feels so inclined, throw me a character or pairing and a prompt and I will attempt a drabble.

May. 8th, 2016

gen Cassie by Em

franzi's and gecko's friends write for each other - Dear Writer Letter

::waves:: Hello There! For the most part, I am a very easy going reader and I'll take almost anyone and anything, even though my favorites are listed on my sign up.

For Marvel:
I adore Natasha and Clint most, but am open to all kinds of stuff and don't need them to be the focus of a fic. I also love Darcy Lewis, Steve's dynamics with various characters, and anything with Melinda May or Maria Hill.

Want to throw in comics cannon and characters? Have at it! I've grown fond of Kate even if I've never seen her. I like seeing her and Clint as best friends. Not so into them as a couple. I'm open to learning more on other comic characters.

For couples, my biggest love is Nat/Clint. Have also been swayed to Darcy/Clint, Darcy/Bucky, & Maria/Steve.

OTP or OT3 or even multiships are good! Darcy/Bucky/Steve, Clint/Nat/Steve, Clint/Nat/Bucky, Laura/Clint/Nat. They're all good!

Prefer serious or mission fic to fluff, romance, or smut? I like them all! It's nice if the smut has a lead up or purpose, however, and isn't just sex for sex. (sleepy mornings, post-mission highs, comfort sex, reunion sex, etc.)

I also ike just plain old friendship fic and made family fic. (Ok, made family may be a particular kink of mine. You get extra points for that!) Natasha and Tony intrigue me a lot.

If you want to go off the new movie, I'd like more Natasha & Black Panther, more Ant Man (Scott and Clint buddying it up would be fun!), and I'd adore if you wanted to put Sam, Bucky & Steve on a roadtrip.

Big no's: Clint/Coulson, character death, alpha/omega stuff, fairytale or mermaid AUs.

West Wing:
I'll take almost anyone and anything, although Josh/Donna or CJ anything is preferred. I like the quiet moments between any of these characters and I'm big on pining. But I also thoroughly enjoy the banter and snark.

If wanting to go the romantic or the smut route, I'm into: Josh/Donna, Josh/CJ, CJ/Toby, Andy/Toby, Josh/Donna/Sam. I am not into Jed/Leo or Slash!Toby.

Big fan of staying in the known TWW universe and not going AU or changing the known history too much, but am willing to have you convince me. I love how much these people all care about one another so deeply.

Big no's: Nothing comes to mind. Ryo broke up my OTP years ago in the most heartwrenching, non-death way and I survived it, so nothing can phase me now. Have at it!

Brooklyn 99:
I would LOVE any type of friendship fic, especially if it's between two characters who are total opposites (hello Amy and Rosa!). The relationships between these crazy, diverse people are what really intrigue me. But I would not like any romantic fic, unless it's already an established couple on the show.

Sleepy Hollow:
Fix it for me! Doesn't need to be romantic, but I love the four core characters and I'd love to see them together again in any capacity. Give me Abbie, Crane, Jenny, and Joe in any combination! Not a big fan of Katrina, but a cameo of Headless could be fun. Anything that has Crane learning about the modern world is appreciated as well.

Big no: Incest.
gen Cassie by Em

Happy Mother's Day to ME!!!

So the boy and his dad went to this bounce house place and I got 2.5 hours in a movie theater by myself. SO WORTH IT. If you're looking for deep, insightful Civil War stuff, this is not the place. I'm pretty shallow and superficial.Collapse )

May. 4th, 2016

gen Cassie by Em

May the Fourth, May the Force, May the Lord

MAY THE LORD BE WITH YOU.
* And also with you. *

Burned into my brain at an early age with a whole host of other things. The Nicene Creed. The sung (chanted?) version of the Lord's prayer. Allelujiah and Amen. So many things. Things I may not believe in anymore, things I believe in part, things which make me feel spiritual and connected, but not necessarily religious. Things which have changed slightly and not-so-slightly as I left Catholicism and joined my husband at a Lutheran church and then an Episcopal one. Words added, tunes changed, prayers altered. The new hymns and mantras still keep me spiritual, still keep me feeling connected. I know them by heart now too. Will hum them for hours on end on a Sunday afternoon because they just get caught there in my head.

But ask me to sing the Lord's prayer and it's still the Catholic tune I sing. Ask me for call and responses and it will always, always, always be "and also with you.' Always. I don't care how often or for what reason things change, emerge, grow.

And also with you.

May. 1st, 2016

gen Cassie by Em

April Fic Round-up

Summer Idyll
Fandom/Pairing: Avengers, Clint/Natasha
Rating/Warning: PG
Summary: Clint and Natasha try their hands at being just ordinary, normal folk on Clint's farm, with varying degrees of success.

Romantic Idyll
Fandom/Pairing: Avengers, Clint/Natasha
Rating/Warning: Explicit
Summary: Gratuitous smut scene from Summer Idyll


Pre-West Wing Snippet (fic amnesty!)
Fandom/Pairing: The West Wing, Andrea Wyatt, Andi/Toby
Rating/Warning: PG
Summary: A snippet of Andrea Wyatt backstory

Firefly Snippet (fic amnesty!)
Fandom/Pairing: Firefly, vague Mal/Inara
Rating/Warning: G
Summary: A wee bit of silliness with locked doors

Apr. 23rd, 2016

gen Cassie by Em

(no subject)

OMG OMG OMG!

I was cleaning out the way back in my closet today and I found fics. Dozens of half finished Josh/Donna fics, one or two Firefly ones, and the outline for an Andy from West Wing/Addison from Grey's and OMG! I want a special fairy fic to come transcribe them (because damned if I know where they are stashed electronically and it was pre-google docs) and finish them because the snippets are so damned good! I think some of the snippets may have been on the big S7 re-write fic I did but I have no idea on the others. I mean, these are all over 10 years old! And damned if I can even figure it out because I don't even know where all my fics are online anymore, since geocities is dead, Em's generous hosting is gone, and I don't think ALL my stuff ever made it to the National Library (and is THAT even still alive?!)

But pregnant Donna, a cheesy wedding fic with tie tying, Josh freaking out thinking Donna may be pregnant (she's not), some sweet neck kissing smut, Toby and the twins and Andy and and and !!!!!

I'm just gonna conitue to flail for the next hour or so and then maybe my project for the night will be finding them.
EDITED: Oh, hey, I guess I could try and cross reference a LITTLE bit here - https://christinekh.dreamwidth.org/

SIGH. Such happy sighing!

Apr. 5th, 2016

gen Cassie by Em

(no subject)

I think it's time I finally learn tumblr.
(Five years later...)
(But I *refuse* to sign up for snapchat! REFUSE!)

Any hints on things I should know?

Mar. 31st, 2016

gen Cassie by Em

March

ATTF 3 Sentence ficlets
Fandom/Pair: Avengers, Various & Clint/Natasha
Rating/Warning: PG, none
Summary: Random little things

Happy Pi Day
Fandom/Pair: Avengers, none
Rating/Warning: PG, total silly fluff
Summary: Tony makes everyone celebrate Pi Day

Working Out the kinks
Fandom/Pair: Avengers, Clint/Natasha/Steve
Rating/Warning: NC17, explicit language and sex, NSFW
Summary: Natasha and Clint decide to take their relationship with Steve to the next level. After a discussion on preferences.

Kate & Nat
Fandom/Pair: Avengers, Natasha Romanov & Kate Bishop
Rating/Warning: PG, none
Summary: Playing around with trying different characters. If anyone stumbles upon this and wants to give criticism, please do!

Love is...
Fandom/Pair: Avengers, Natasha/Clint
Rating/Warning: PG
Summary: Clint's darkish wonderings on love

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