resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
I'm gearing up to move again; now that I don't have to stay in the school district*, I'm looking at a couple of places that are smaller, cheaper, closer to work, and ideally a little less damp.

But of course the idea of touching every single item I own, again, is incredibly intimidating.

So I decided to try packing one box a day.

There's quite a lot of low-hanging fruit -- at least ten boxes that I never got around to unpacking two years ago when we moved here. I may very well bog down when it comes to starting from scratch. But here's two days' worth of progress:

Day 1

Packed: One box from the bedroom. Mostly books and miscellaneous desky stuff.

Discarded: One bag of books and three bags of clothes to Goodwill. Half a recycle bin's worth of paper.

Find of the day: A bunch of little spiral notebooks from the pre-Iowa days, when I used to get Saturday mornings alone to write. Much probably-doomed writing in there, including the title of a Discworld story ("Hard-Boiled Egg") and the summary of a Sherlock story ("Suicide by vampire. At least, that was the plan.") and about 500 words of a story I was going to write about how in an Alpha/Omega universe the end of fertility must be heralded by an Omegapause ("Everybody around him was so goddamned fucking young.").

Day 2

Packed: One box of cookbooks and other non-fragile kitcheny stuff.

Discarded: Another bag of books ready to go to Goodwill, and a garbage bag full of things which stop being edible after being left in a box on the living room floor for two years.

Find of the day: So that's where all the AA batteries were.

* Let's just take a moment to let that sink in. Barring really strange circumstances, I am finished with school districts. School districts will never again play a role in my real estate decisions. I am no longer the parent of a public school student. I have attended my last teacher conference, and probably also my last progress report.
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
So remember when I said I'd love to see the worlds of Rivers of London and Good Omens meet?

Here's something even better!

Rivers of Ankh-Morpork (6357 words) by melannen
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch, Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Peter Grant, Angua von Uberwald, Samuel Vimes, Foul Ole Ron, Gaspode (Discworld), Sybil Ramkin, Thomas Nightingale
Additional Tags: Crossover, community policing, hydrological engineering, Ankh-Morpork City Watch, the River Ankh
Summary:

The Faceless Man miscalculates, and Peter Grant falls into a river.

...well, more onto a river, really. He may have bounced.



Terrific voices, completely plausible Discworld fanboy Peter Grant, and a bit of headcanon that made me catch my breath.

Hangups

Sep. 2nd, 2013 02:17 pm
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
Enough real life. Let's play a game.

You give me a fannish character I'm reasonably familiar with, and for that person I will give you a hangup. You know: a sexual dysfunction, an unexpected inhibition or aversion, some perfectly ordinary thing he/she simply cannot handle.

If I'm *not* familiar with your character, maybe some other reader will join in.

-----

We have requests that I'm unable to fill:
Joe Dawson
John Winchester
Reese or Finch
Christopher Chant

Anybody want to take these on?
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
Saw this gif from "Air Force One Is Down" -- know nothing about the canon -- but it makes me badly want Rupert Graves as Sam Vimes/John Keel in a film of Terry Pratchett's Night Watch.

He's too handsome, but do I care?
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
Lord help us, Res is posting gen. Next thing you know, [personal profile] cesperanza will be posting story notes that say, "Sorry there's not enough plot."

Fruitful
Discworld -- G -- 580 words -- Cheery Littlebottom's wedding, and what follows

Thanks to [personal profile] out_there and [personal profile] runpunkrun for beta!
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Yes)
I've posted a new story based on Terry Pratchett's Night Watch:

Pseudopolis
Vimes/young Vetinari -- NC-17 -- 3,400 words
The only traces of the future Vetinari were the nose, the hands, and the stillness.
Warnings, if any (highlight to read): No particular warning.

Thanks to [personal profile] giglet for beta!

If you haven't read Night Watch recently, there's a brief summary in the story notes.

Or you can read it on my nifty page on An Archive Of Our Own.
resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
I've posted a new Discworld [livejournal.com profile] cliche_bingo story to my website. This was written for the square "Backstory."

Thanks to [personal profile] dira for beta!

And Onto the Grass
Young Gytha Ogg/Young Esme Weatherwax -- PG -- 500 words
"In fact, I believe he thinks I'm his girl."
Warnings, if any (highlight to read): No particular warning.

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