[sticky entry] Sticky: Master fic list

Oct. 8th, 2012 08:05 pm
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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 )

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tainry put up a New Chapter of Summer Prompts in Project Resetverse! Ducky goes for a swim, most adorable evar. The moast. :D <3333333333333333

Raccoon girl managed to crack the camera lens on my phone, must have gotten a tooth in there and crunched down in just the wrong place (that's not the happy thing). I use my camera quite a bit for work, so found a phone repair place, and while I was there the very nice young man who was fixing it had a buddy stop by with one of those Funko Pop figures, a character from Game of Thrones. I don't watch it, I said, but I feel like I know it from the social media posts. I don't remember the name of the character, but he told me "She's only like, 11, but she's - pardon the language - badass." And proceeded to be all starry-eyed fanboy about this female character - hee! Also a very competent camera repairer - had to troubleshoot some glass bits that had gotten stuck behind the camera, keeping it from focusing, and even that didn't get it quite to 100% so replaced the whole camera, works good as new, all in less than 20 minutes (and about $60, which seemed reasonable).

Rain! We've been in a moderate drought for most of the fall, but got a good solid inch yesterday :D
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It didn't work, unsurprisingly!

Raccoon girl got spayed today, did just fine, but all she wanted to do after I picked her up was paw and rub and nibble at the stitches. I don't think they were hurting her at all - that's just what raccoons do, is pat and nibble at weird little bumpy things. If she were a dog or cat, I'd put her in a cone of shame, but they just don't really work on raccoons - and she could still use her hands even if I did manage to get one to stay on. One end of the incision was starting to look a little raw, so I tried putting her in a pillowcase with arm and head holes, and tapping it in place with masking tape. That lasted all of ten seconds! XD She looked pretty hilarious though, wish I had gotten pictures. Finally managed to distract her from nibbling her stitches with three giant dog biscuits, a pair of stinky hiking shoes, and lots of acorns in a bucket of water, all of which was deemed Very Interesting and Gloriously Messy.

I'd gone into work with the idea that I'd have a sleepy, woozy raccoon to just sort of keep an eye on most of the day - apparently raccoon reaction to anesthesia is EXTREME HYPERACTIVITY. No work was accomplished today, lol - she didn't slow down until about 4pm, took a nap on the drive home, and then she's been full tilt all evening. "Restrict activity for two days" - hrm. Not so much! But at least she's leaving her stitches alone now, although I'll be keeping a close eye on her.
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This morning's weird dream right before I woke up: I had been given a writing assignment where I was supposed to describe everyone's heads as if they were sandwiches. I woke up trying to figure out if my brain were a filling, would it be avocado or a blt or cheese slices...? XD

In other news, whew, busy fall! Local rehabber who used to take most of the wildlife babies in my area has to relocate and can't take any more wildlife, so I've been getting some of the spillover - three little red squirrel babies this weekend, and about a dozen late season opossums? I've lost track, lol. And raccoon-girl is keeping me on my toes - she's reached teenager stage, so [this post interrupted by 15 minute stuffed animal wrestling and chase-the-laser-pointer session to divert Very Wound Up raccoon from attacking my feet]

I haven't been able to brain much, sandwich filling or not, but I'm trying to keep up and even do some Social Things - co-worker's wedding, baby shower for another co-worker (twins! and she's had several miscarriages, so this is doubly happy in many ways), niecelet turned three last week (had to work on the day of her party, but I gave her her presents this weekend: Paw Patrol band-aids and a mesh bug container full of plastic bugs and frogs and snakes and a nice big kid's magnifying glass), and then there's another wedding for niecelet's other aunt in December coming up too. I spent two or three days attempting to find a Nice Thing To Wear to some of these occasions, and failed completely. What do people even wear? Everything I found in the stores was just...weird. I think I'm just gonna do a toga or something for the next wedding -those are fashionable, right?

Ta da!

Aug. 20th, 2017 10:12 pm
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:

Caught!

Apr. 14th, 2017 06:39 pm
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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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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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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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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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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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Look what I just found! It's Pidge showing Shiro her cool arm tech, lol

Voltron fic

Mar. 5th, 2017 10:03 pm
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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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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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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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