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Change of Venue -- sort of

July 31st, 2010 (07:40 pm)

So, once again I haven't done a thing here. But I thought I'd at least post here where you can find me.

My blog is here

And here's what's been taking up 90% of my brainpower/passion: I've become involved in the show of my dreams! Check it out here.

And I still have a crossover with my original characters and our boys (Sherlock and John) that I'm working on, as well as that revision on "With this Pen." I could be persuaded to put up teasers ...

And I'll always save this site for slash, of course!

Spike

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second part of Trio and Solo

January 1st, 2010 (07:29 pm)

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Happy New Year 2010

January 1st, 2010 (06:18 pm)
cheerful

current location: home on couch
current mood: cheerful

Well, due to a bit of stupidness last night, I have vowed to come back, both to LJ, and to H/W fanfic, though not necessarily to write. My original characters have, however, grudgingly allowed me permission to let the boys play in my brain again, as long as they don't leave too many bullet holes on the walls.

First, an explanation and apology, particularly to 
[info]somniesperus , for my angry troll-baiting on her LJ. I'll put it in a cut so folks who don't want to hear the filthy details can jump ahead to fics!
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So, anyhow, I'm afraid I don't have that much in the way of Holmes/Watson that's new. However, I will post something I've never shown before, and that's the first part of the missing chapter of "With This Pen."

I thought I was finished writing it, but some folks wrote to say that the last chapter (the one with the H/W/L/Mrs. L foursome) felt like they'd missed some character development. 

*palm to forehead* damn, they're right. Sigh.

So, I decided to write a fill-in chapter thing with the story of how the Lestrades became our boys' playmates. It's going to be called "Quadrille in Four Places," and I'm making no promises as to production speed, as I'm already juggling two short stories with my original characters.

But Sherlock and John are finally back in the mix.



trio and solo: twenty miles from Cardiff, part oneCollapse )

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A re-appearance, an apology, and an update

April 6th, 2008 (03:56 pm)
nostalgic

current location: upstairs studio
current mood: nostalgic
current song: chickadees and baseball

First of all, I am sorry I dropped off the radar. Thanks to folks who sent hugs.

I'm not necessarily back, unfortunately. But I'm fine and I might even do something more than half-hearted lurking. I had some "real life" things that left me with little to no time to surf the net recreationally, and the more I fell behind, the harder it was to catch up. So it became eerily easy to drop off the edge of the universe, and I apologize to you all for not at least telling folks when I decided take time off.

And then, there's the novel. About three years or so ago now, I finished my first novel -- the first of a planned trilogy -- and put it on the back burner. To keep in shape with my writing skills, I started writing slash, and anyone who's bothering to read this will know what came of that! I found not only a great  circle of brilliant writers and talented artists to bounce ideas of of, but wonderful friends and a community that spanned the globe, one that I have sorely missed. But then, inevitably my own original characters yanked me back to their world; I am currently writing the second book of the trilogy now, and currently the internet is too much a temptation to stray from some serious work. I'm finishing chapter two; by chapter seven, I should be able to socialize with slashers once more. 

But yesterday, I looked over at my studio wall where I have a printout of Spacefall's beautiful pic "snog", and the memories came flooding back. I've missed folks, and I promise I'll be looking in again, as soon as the gods of fiction allow. 

One thing I have continued in my life is my constant digital shutterbugging. So I leave you with a few pics.


Unfortunately, I haven't done anything with Holmes/Watson in a long, long time. My own characters are making sure that all my literary energy goes in their direction right now, and the boys are far too sweet a distraction. Oh, well, maybe in another few months Kat and Wing will let me see other people.

I'll try to keep in touch more often.

Love and kisses
Spike
 

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Friday Fives, microwave disasters, and Pixel-land

November 24th, 2007 (01:18 pm)
artistic

current location: upstairs study
current mood: artistic
current song: the computer humming

Well, everyone's Friday Fives were so wonderful, I decided to join in the fun, only to remember that to accept the challenge of the Fives is to allow yourself to be nibbled enitcingly by hordes of plot bunnies --

Wait, that just sounds wrong. Anyhoo:


But also, I've gotta share this. 


And then, there's what kept me at this computer for ten straight hours yesterday:

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More foliage and silly semi-slashy thing

November 20th, 2007 (04:36 pm)
silly

current location: upstairs
current mood: silly
current song: none

Well, first, the fic. It's a short one, just a stupid little plot bunny that bit me. All I can see is that I've gotten out of practice writing, and the ending just fizzles, but here it is for what it's worth.



And here's some more foliage shots.

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Spike re-surfaces after a month's abscence from life

November 19th, 2007 (12:51 am)
calm

current location: studio
current mood: calm
current song: dead can dance

Honestly, I've been doing nothing but working on my career. Hence my abscence from any lists or anything. Sheeit, I'm so out of touch it hurts.

Why did this happen? Well, actually mixed circumstances, good and bad. The boss who drove me nuts gave notice. And lots of people in the nursing department left or were fired due to some bad blood coming to a head (sad but it happens in healthcare; we're all drama addicts, and so there are personality clashes). It didn't effect me personally, but we were working pretty thin to make sure our folks still got the best care possible. 

And then-- someone up there likes me! -- the person who is now my new boss is the one co-worker, who, when I saw her car in the parking lot, I knew that my day would be that much easier 'coz she was there.

Did that make sense? I'm sorry; my brain is still fried. You see, with the change of personnel, this new boss and I had to work extra shifts, crazy shifts and split shifts and any other kind of shift in order to keep the department together. We worked hard and kept our folks happy and safe, and now I'm tired but very very very happy.

For the last month, I did nothing more than work, sleep and eat until just a week ago when my vacation started, and then it took me this long to recover. I spent a week in my pajamas reading Wodehouse and eating chocolate chip cookies and now emerge a rested and wiser Spike.

I am now in the middle of the first two-week vacation I have had in my adult life, and finally, once again, able to crawl back into myself and get back in touch with my online buddies to whom I sincerely apologize, particularly all the good folks at Holmesslash. I have been slogging about four or five weeks' worth of posts, laughing and crying, and I will try to comment on what I've missed, but no doubt I'll miss someone's stuff.

So as an apology to my fellow slashers, I offer a few more screencap scenarios. Some are good, some are lame, some can only be dismissed as the imaginings of a deranged mind.


And while I'm sharing pix, here's some artsy shots, taken sometime during the flurry of shift changes. These are all literally in my back yard. Yeah, I'm in Vermont, where the trees are fucking fluorescent. We do FOLIAGE, dammit!



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Spike finally crosses the line

September 23rd, 2007 (10:15 pm)
devious

current location: bed
current mood: devious
current song: husband rustling his newspaper

All right, I'm completely nuts.

After a day of polishing shiny things and watching Russian Holmes and learning how to do screencaps, I have perpetrated some sacrilege. I will probably do more; they're horribly addictive.

No disrespect is intended, I'm not makin' any cash, really, but I just couldn't resist.

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My first Friday Fives!

September 8th, 2007 (12:03 pm)
mischievous

current location: new upstairs writing studio
current mood: mischievous
current song: Holmes mix and Oliver chattering

Well, now I know why I've never done these! Now I'm knee-deep in plot bunnies. I feel a bit funny that I haven't done it before, but I think I'll do more from now on. They do wonders for one's comic timing. 



And for those who were wondering about the jokes, yes, they're real. And I'll share 'em, if asked nicely. Or even if you beg me not to, heh-heh.

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Happy (belated) Birthday, liederlady221b

September 1st, 2007 (11:47 pm)
tired

current location: studio
current mood: tired
current song: Holmes mix -- Mendelsohn violin concerto in e minor

Well, this is almost two days late, for which I apologize. The thing kept getting longer and longer and ... erp.

Anyhoo, it a) is probably full of typos, b) ends slightly abruptly, and c) doesn't have a good title yet (if anyone has one, let me know. If it matches the fic, all the better.)

But I want to get this out before it's three days late. 



 

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