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2012-10-08 08:05 pm

[sticky entry] Sticky: Master fic list

Long overdue - I've been meaning to make a master fic post for awhile now, and tada! Here it is! :) Please let me know if any of the links are glitched up, or any other errors. Sticky post, so it should stay at the top of my journal.

Click here for the MASTER LIST OF ULTIMATE COSMIC POWER )

fanfiction.net Profile Link
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2017-08-20 10:12 pm

Ta da!

Catio functional! Toast, my outdoor-lovin' guy, spends about 80% of his time out there, and has mostly figured out the cat door, although if I'm there he meows to be let in even though he's let himself back in several times. One of the unforeseen hazards however, is that he keeps catching things and bringing them inside - nothing like a screeching cicada in the hallway at 2am to get you out of bed fast! Also one big dead mouse and one partially eaten small mouse. Lovely.

I had a ramp system kind of jury-rigged with some boards and bricks, but mom got all excited and ran out and bought me nice sturdy wire closet shelving and some outdoor carpet to put on top of it, and my brother came over and helped attach everything with brackets and things, and now even the not-so-agile Gandalf can make his way around everywhere. He's still scared of the cat door, although I've found him outside on his own a few times now - I always have to hold it open for him to come back in. I held Bones up to the cat door and held it open to see if she'd be interested, and as expected she was utterly horrified and ran away to her nice safe lurking basement. I locked the cat door while we were switching out the ramps, and in one of the photos Toast is pressing his head against it, very frustrated that he can't get it open to go to his happy fun place, lol.

Still needs some work right around where it meets up with the house to make it raccoon-proof, so raccoon baby has only been out for supervised playtime, but she's all over it like a fish to water, so to speak ^^

Here's some pics - I think I've got the permissions set right: Catio/Raccoonio Flickr album
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2017-08-10 09:40 pm

Hermiting and projects!

I have time off! A few days this week, and almost all of next week, although I'm working Sundays and some Sat/Fri programs (Perseid Meteor Shower this Saturday, forecast was looking pretty rainy/cloudy but it keeps getting better every time I checked, so fingers crossed).

This is the point in the year where I am Very Done With People - other than grocery and shopping errands and texting mom, haven't talked to a single soul since Tuesday, ah, bliss! XD The plan is to catch up on as much of the backlog of life maintenance as possible and complete my raccoon enclosure/catio. The catio is something I've been researching and saving up for for several years, finally found what I wanted and got a small windfall in the form of an escrow refund check due to overpayment, w00t! With small raccoon becoming more raccoonlike every day, the need is suddenly more urgent, lol, although she's really doing very well. Being a tiny girl and slightly mobility limited keeps her out of some, but not all, trouble (the similarities between a 4-month raccoon and an almost!three-year-old niecelet are really quite striking!) This lull is pretty much my only chance in the year to have time to assemble and get it all set up before things rev up again for fall. So, the plan:

Herein lies The Plan. Will I accomplish even half? Tune in next week to find out! )
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2017-07-29 10:52 pm

Cussin' toddlers are gosh darn adorable

Was playing with Playdoh with niecelet the other day, and she was having trouble getting the lid off one of the Playdoh containers.
"Fukkin lid" she says around her pacifier. And then says it several more times, glancing up at me to see if I noticed. I managed to remain boringly non-reactive mainly because I wasn't quite sure that's what she was really saying.
"Havin' trouble getting the lid off?" I say all casual-like.
"Fukkin lid," she tells me again, in her wee little 2.75-year-old voice, managing to get the lid off herself finally. "People say that. That's a dirty word."
"Mmm. Watcha gonna make with that color?" And we moved on. XD
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2017-07-09 10:45 pm

Non-patriarchal reasons to shave your armpits

When you have a non-releasable raccoon baby that you're trying to socialize and get her used to humans and handling, and she *loves* to stick her nose up your sleeve and try to chew on your armpit hair.
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2017-06-30 11:33 am

The Last Knight! I survived!

Went to see it yesterday morning, fully expecting to be completely lost and confused and eye rolling, but that there'd be a few fun tidbits here and there and some robot eye candy, and I was not wrong!

stuff I liked and stuff I didn't, Last Knight spoilers )
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2017-06-20 10:22 pm

What a wonderful world

Raks Geek - bellydancing Wookiee! And the rest of their playlist is fun, too - dancing Tardis, Klingon vs. Federation belly dance off, fire-twirling Rey, hee!
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2017-05-22 10:56 pm

Houston, we have snuggles!

Hello and still alive! Got the batch of 13 teeniest baby opossums drinking from a dish yesterday (instead of having to be tube-fed one-by-one three times a day), and the 12 medium baby opossums have been dishing it since last week, which means I have more than 30 minutes of non-wildlife time again. I have showered! I have eaten vegetables! I may even (le gasp) vacuum!

And check out this harmonious snuggling with three raccoon babies!



Biggest raccoonlet I've had since she was only a day or two old, and the other two arrived a few weeks later, very small for their age and with mycoplasma infections (swollen joints and hands, pus-filled lesions, fun times) - generally fixable with antibiotics, but also a 4 to 8 week quarantine period. I broke quarantine a week or so early because the little kids at least looked pretty healed up from everything, and because the big girl went into complete terrified baby raccoon snarl-attack mode when I did a test introduction and I was pretty sure I'd waited too long and now had an emotionally stunted raccoon baby who would never be able to co-exist with her own species. I resorted to taking everyone on the front porch where it was Outside and Very Scary, so they were more scared of that than each other (because little kids were understandably unhappy about being growled and snapped at).

Finally got to the point where no one was growling, but big girl wanted nothing to do with the other two and hid out on the far side of their crate. Until last night, when they were all out rambling around, and went at each other ears flattened and I was all ready to separate them when...Puppy Tussle Play-Mode, activated! :D And since then big girl has started actively seeking out the little kids and tonight they were all sleeping together in the same crate! Big girl is now on antibiotics too, for a few weeks, as a precaution, but I figured learning to be a raccoon was worth the trade off :)
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2017-04-29 05:31 pm

Hello from under the pile of wildlifes

Twenty-six tiny baby opossums right now that need to be tube fed (about 40 minutes, three times a day, should be four or more times a day but this is all I can swing), plus ten more bigger babies that can drink from a dish, and three baby raccoons. If I'm a little sporadic online that's why!

Experimenting with Flickr photo hosting instead of using LJ, let's see if this works:
Ok, attempt number two with DW's own photo hosting thingy, since Flickr didn't work:

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2017-04-14 06:39 pm

Caught!

I've managed to dodge all the colds and lurgies going around this year, even after several stints of babysitting a mucus-oozing toddler, but no more - finally got me! Sore throat kept me awake all last night, and fevery enough today to keep being chilled and achy and queasy but still hungry (but if I eat things don't go well, which is super annoying, hmph). Luckily I have two days off in a row to hole up and be glorpy, and mom, bless her heart, came over and mowed my jungle-lawn which was getting out of hand. It's so nice outside though! Temps in the 80's and spring in full blast - was hoping to do something other than sit on the couch snorfling :(
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2017-04-08 10:06 pm

What are they teaching the kids these days...

Niecelet loves these "colors" videos on youtube, and it's all sweet and happy and cute until they start pulling the eyes off and digging the face out to find the hidden egg! There's one horrific one where they have clay faces over little plastic Pez dispensers and they rip off the clay faces to reveal the second creature hidden underneath D: Niecelet started copying me, "oh no, they're going to smush the face up!" and giggling, and then we had fun pretending to smush each other's faces up. Good times! XD

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2017-04-04 10:56 pm

Well that was rude, LJ

Forced terms acceptance with no heads up, sheesh. I've crossposted and imported to DW, but all my photos are hosted on LJ, so I won't be deleting anything for now.

On a less sad note, raccoonlet is doing great - getting bigger and stronger, although she's the pickiest little doober I've had in a long while. Formula temp needs to be one degree shy of scalding or she won't eat - warm-hot formula is not acceptable, hot hot formula = proceed to guzzle mode. Also needs just a pinch of the rehydration powder, which she hated plain but apparently formula without a least a hint of Electrostat is also not acceptable >_> Squawky bean ^^

In random note, dreamed last night that all my underwear in my undie drawer were these diaphanous or bedazzled fancy things - no idea what my subconscious was up to there! My dream undies would be more along the lines of elven leaf designs and earth tones in practical sturdy cloth, maybe some cute bugs and butterflies, than jewels and lace, lol. Make of that what you will, Russia *eyes*
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2017-03-31 08:26 pm
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And so it begins...

First wildlife baby of the year arrived today - teeny day-old raccoonlet, not in the best shape.  A hiker found her along a trail in the park, muddy and cold. She's a bit dehydrated, but fairly squirmy and squawky once she got warmed up again - didn't like the rehydration solution at all, but I finally got her to take some diluted puppy formula, so far so good.  As per tradition, wildlife babies that need hourly monitoring and care always arrive on super busy days with field trips and a thousand other things going on *flops* but I have all day tomorrow off so that should help.  Also my grass needs mowing already - yikes!
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2017-03-09 08:14 pm

Happy Bloodroot Day! + more Project Resetverse from tainry!

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They are a couple weeks early this year - warm super early spring, although it's supposed to get cold again next week.

And THEN, more Projectreset!verse and hatchling adorableness from tainry, EEEEEEEEEE!!! And it includes bloodroot! :D
Spring Prompts: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10175801/chapters/22600559

For more reading recs, check out the most awesome self-insert fic EVAR by Mllemusketeer:
Ten Ways to ACTUALLY Die While Working on Your PhD: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10165517/chapters/22582508

And a Voltron one - space-fugitive Shiro somehow acquires three little boys and a baby-Pidge
Can't Take the Sky from Me: http://archiveofourown.org/works/9274556

More spring wildflowers )
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2017-03-07 11:17 pm

Real life imitating fanfiction

Look what I just found! It's Pidge showing Shiro her cool arm tech, lol
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2017-03-05 10:03 pm

Voltron fic

I wrote a thing! My first non-Transformers fanfic, although it does have five giant robots that combine into an even bigger robot, requiring a harmonious melding of minds, so...hm. XD This just started rolling out in my head a few weeks ago and I realized halfway through I was pretty much re-writing "Protectobot Beginnings - Shield" in Voltron form, lol. If you go to tumblr tag #platonicvldweek there was a whole platonic Voltron challenge thing that happened to be going on, some fun stuff in there, I managed to get this one in just under the wire although I wasn't writing for the challenge specifically.

Voltron Legendary Defender: Small Fierce Things
Rating: K+
Summary: Pidge is badly injured. Shiro does his best to angst over it, but is foiled.
Word Count: 5244
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2017-02-28 09:07 pm

Four happy things

Thunderstorms rolling in, mmmmm, nice - although there's a fair to middlin' chance of tornadoes (in February, no less!), so will have to sleep with my phone turned up for alerts.

Last chapter of Winter Prompts from Project Resetverse is up! <33333333333333333333
Winter Prompts Chapt 5
Sproingy Jetfire, hee!

Voltron fandom is celebrating Shiro's birthday today (although it's canonically on Feb 29), so I've been having fun going through the "Shiro" tag on tumblr finding art of happy Shiro getting presents or just a nap, lol, and they did a most adorable interview with his voice actor on Facebook:
Josh Keaton livestream interview on Facebook celebrating Shiro's birthday

Moana voice actor Auli'l Cravahlo singing "How Far I'll Go" at the Oscars - haven't seen Moana yet, but this was lovely (intros by The Rock and Lin-Manuel Miranda)
youtube.com Auli'l Cravahlo performs 'How Far I'll Go' from MOANA
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2017-02-18 09:35 pm

Three things I'm reading

Chapter 3 of Winter Prompts by tainry in Project Resetverse is up!Jazz requires cuddles! Barricade requires cuddles! Prowl requires cuddles! And gets them! Prowl/TC! *bounces around* <3333333333333333333333 :D

fanfiction.net Voltron fic - MisalignedShiro's arm malfunctions and Pidge fixes it - exactly the Voltron fic I wanted ^_^

Ao3 - The Martian Blue HorizonA total soap opera, as the author says, lol, and I'm enjoying it very much - a one night stand before Mark Watney leaves for Mars has predictable results. Not complete, but updates regularly.
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2017-02-12 07:17 pm

Voltron squee

Finally made my way through the second season of Voltron on Netflix and have been spamming my tumblr with Pidge squee - I realized during a scene where she says "curse my short arms" that Pidge is totally my spirit animal, lol. And then stumbled across this video recording of a podcast with Pidge's voice actor, Bex Taylor-Klaus, as guest, and omg, she IS Pidge! It's completely hilarious and adorable XD The podcast is quite fun, too - four geeky women, w00t! although there's so much laughing and talking all at once I found it a bit hard to actually hear what they were saying a lot of the time, but I didn't really mind because it was just fun to listen to them cracking one another up:



I found the podcast for Voltron Legendary Defender- Afterbuzz TV on my podcast app on my phone and downloaded the most recent episode, listened to it today while doing errands and cleaning stuff at work before I opened for the day. This one had Shiro's voice actor as guest, and d'aww, he seems such a lovely person, too, and very much a Space Dad himself. They go off on all sorts of tangents and bring up tumblr and fanart and shipwars, so that's fun too. http://www.afterbuzztv.com/afterbuzz-tv-all-shows/voltron-legendary-defender-afterbuzz-tv-aftershow/

Looks like they've got Afterbuzz's for really just about everything - Transformers RID, Steven Universe, Legend of Korra, Agent Carter, Supernatural, Arrow - if you have a favorite show and you want to listen to folks gleefully discussing every little detail, this might be up your ally! (Also excellent for distraction if you tend to wake up at 4am trying to figure out How To Save The Entire Country With Just the Right Email hrm >_>)
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2017-02-06 08:11 pm

Need a happy?

Tainry wrote things! Wonderful things! And more to come!!! :DDDDDDDDDDDD

Hatchlings in snowsuits. I repeat, hatchlings in snowsuits. This is not a drill.

In other happy news, groundhog that I rescued last fall that had a probable raccoon roundworm brain infection and poor long-term prognosis...is doing just fine? Still has balance/movement issues, which mainly amount to her moving slowly and occasionally tipping over (very rarely, now, not because she's any better, I think she's just got a better idea of what she can and can't do and is more careful), but has not gotten any worse, and otherwise seems super healthy. I went ahead and put her on my wildlife permits, and she had a small debut over the weekend for groundhog day and rocked it! Her long-term health is still uncertain, but definitely looking brighter :)
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2017-01-28 08:31 pm

Hey

Hey, how's everyone doing out there? I'm hiding in the Protectobot cuddlepile, feel free to join me *patpats* Free hugs, Wheeljack's bringing cookies for both humans and robots, we've got some nature documentaries playing with David Attenborough narrating, Ratchet's warding off all dangers. Feel free to bring your favorite mechanism(s), Decepticons welcome! <3