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Welcome to my Lair

This journal was specifically started for me to post my fanfic... and I hope the muses will continue to provide me with enough inspiration to continue writing for some time. However, it has transformed a bit, and lot of other postings are being made, not just my fic. So, I think it's time to make this a friends only journal.

My fic and icon entries will be still be available to the public.

If you want to be friended, simply reply to this post. Thank you.
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

To prevent the crossposting of comments to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., on my public posts, comments will be screened. This is not a reflection on any individual. By screening comments I am able to keep most of my posts open to the public rather than having to lock them to my f-list.

Also, under no circumstances is anything in my journal to be reblogged on Tumblr! If I find out this has happened, you will be permanently banned.
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Submit Your Special Requests Here

What kinds of themes you would want or be interested in? For example, would you like a header and matching icon for a boat theme? What about seashells? Fireworks? Wine? Horses? You name it (other than a fandom specific theme).

Tell me what kind of header, banner, or icon you would like, and I'll do my best to make it. Please let me know if there's anything you'd like to have personalized, such as any text you'd like on the header, or a name on an icon. If you have any questions just ask.

Just let me know what you want and I'll let you know if I can do it or not.
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Hurrican Hanna...

I just thought I'd give a quick update to my friends.

11:30AM Saturday: Right now, the leading bands of the hurrican are hitting us here in Corpus Christi. There's rain and wind... and blessed a break from the ungodly heat we've been experiencing this month. All but three days this month we've experienced heat indexes of 105 and up, with some days as high as 116. Right now it's 77 degrees. I have to admit, I'm rather pleased about the temperature part. *lol*

Anyway, things are calm, and I'm fine. I have plenty of water, food, and batteries. This hurricane is nothing like Harvey that hit us 3 years ago. Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane while Hannah is a Category 1. The eye of the hurricane is expected to hit a little south of us by 6 this evening. I fully expect to lose power at some point this afternoon due to the winds.
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Herein lies profanity...

Yesterday I came across this article about an invasive species of hornet known as Asian giant hornets, also called murder hornets. After reading the article I realize they're called murder hornets because of the way kill honey bees; however, as someone who is quite allegic to bee stings and other insect venoms (including hornets) the thing that kept running through my mind was "fucking MURDER hornets?!" After everything that's been going on so far this year, now we have fucking MURDER hornets?! I'm already allergic to regular hornets, now there are MURDER hornets! This is 2020--everything wants to kill us now.

And these things are huge! About 2 inches long! If a damn 2-inch long hornet comes at me, I'm going die of a heart attack anyway, because it would scare the shit out of me. Goddamn MURDER hornets! Anything with "murder" in the name is not going to be fun.

And don't get me started on the buzzing those things must make. I really hate hearing something like that buzzing and not seeing it. It makes me paranoid as hell. That's when I get a really great cardio workout. Trying to look in every direction at once, while trying to put as much distance as possible between me and the buzzing, which I can't really figure out until I spot the fucker.

I've always been phobic about flying stinging things. Then I got stung by one when I was 22, and found very quickly I was allergic. Fortunately, I was with someone who acted quickly and got me emergency medical help. Even so, by the time I got medical help I was having some trouble breathing. And that was just a tiny little bee. A really little one. Imagine a fucking MURDER hornet coming after my ass!

I don't like 2020 so far. Can I get a refund? Please?

MURDER hornets?! FUCK!

This entry was originally posted at https://dhamphir.dreamwidth.org/288580.html.
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Best and Worst...

To the best and the worst haircut I've ever had! It's the worst because I cut it myself. *LOL*

But it's the best because of the way it's made me feel! It's not like anyone's going to see me anyway, and my hair was getting way too long and getting in my way. I'm so glad I cut it. Sometime after this covid-19 is beaten, I'll get a proper haircut. In the meantime, I feel a lot better. :D This entry was originally posted at https://dhamphir.dreamwidth.org/288399.html.
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Snowflake Challenge

Challenge #7
Promote/Rec/Sing the Praises of Yourself! Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


This is not something I'm good at, so I decided to force myself to do this one.

I think I write decent Original Characters in my fanfic. At least I've been told that I do. I enjoy the process of creating them, with complete backstories and personalities and know things about them that never make it into the fics they appear in, simply because I have to know them that well to write them. And some of my favorite stories have OC's in them.

Anyone who knows me knows my main fandoms are X-Files and SG-1.

My most popular fic, based on AO3 stats is a Devil Wears Prada story though, How to Become a DragonMaster.

My most popular X-Files fics are Weak in the Knees (series) and Dana's Malakim. Both of these have an OFC love interest for Scully. I consider Weak in the Knees my favorite and the best, not in writing quality since it was the first fanfic I ever posted, but in story concept. Dana/Jess will always hold a special place in my heart.

As for SG-1, Solitudes is my most popular (hits, kudos and bookmarks), and was one of the very first Sam/Janet fics I wrote. But my favorite Sam/Janet stories are a crack!fic titled Soylent Blue, and the angsty (nice ending) Grief's Tragedy. And because I like writing original characters, I wrote a Heroes fixit with a Janet/OFC storyline that I really like and enjoyed titled The Prophecy (series).

That's all the self-promotion I can handle. *lol*

This entry was originally posted at https://dhamphir.dreamwidth.org/287773.html.