elisi: (Missy)
It's still the 18th here... I wrote a quick birthday fic for the one and only [personal profile] owlboy, and figured I ought to share it.

Character/pairing: Missy/Giles
Fandoms: Doctor Who/Buffy
Length: Just over 200 words
Rating: Um, Teen? (just to be on the safe side)
Also on AO3

Missy/Giles - what more could you need to know? )
elisi: (Spike DD by ruuger (NOT sharable!))
Right, Christmas has arrived... Sadly it's two months too early to fit with RL Christmas, but hey ho.

First chapter & notes here (on LJ), for DW just follow the tags, and Master post of whole 'verse here (also tagged on DW).

Can also be found on AO3.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.
Rating: Teen. (Same warnings as the show basically.)
Characters: Spike, Angel, Illyria, Buffy, Scoobies + cameos from more or less everyone in the 'verse.
Main Ships: Spike/Buffy, Angel/Nina
Feedback: Is bloody ambrosia! (The secret ingredient is otter...)
Word count (this chapter): 2400 words approx.
Setting and Summary: As before. (Post-NFA epic quest thing.)
Beta: The ever wonderful [personal profile] kathyh

Chapter 10: Christmas Angel )

A tired-making weekend.

Oct. 15th, 2017 08:41 pm[personal profile] skye_writer
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of a very unamused Megara, from Disney's Hercules (1997). (oh gods)
Okay, so.

Friday night my dad was flying in from California, and my mom and I had to pick him up in Nashville. His flight got in at 10pm, which was... not ideal, but probably more ideal than getting back at like 4pm in the middle of rush hour. My mom and I went down early, because she wanted to stop at Opry Mills (the giant mall there in Nashville) and get birthday gifts for my niece, who turns three next Tuesday. The only trouble was we kind of left too early--we got to Nashville at 4pm, which meant we had six hours to kill.

We managed to kill four of those hours in the mall, which got exhausting after a while. And then we went to the airport and I nearly had a panic attack because we couldn't figure out how to get into the terminal parking structure and drove around the airport campus FOUR TIMES before we figured out the way in. (Turns out we should have been following the "Short Term Parking" signs.) So that was fun--not.

But we got in, waited for dad for about 90 minutes, and then went home. We hit traffic on the way out because of an accident, and eventually got back home at 12:30am.

So needless to say I have spent the last couple days catching up from all that. I spent both yesterday and today knitting and crocheting everything but what I should have been, and playing a little too much Stardew Valley.

This is okay, I keep reminding myself. Sometimes we have to have lazy days. I am hoping to get back on the ball tomorrow and get things done, but... if I don't, that's okay, too. There is not a baseline of productivity I have to achieve in order to be a worthy human being. I am already worthy, and nothing I do or don't do can change that.

With any luck, I'll get things done this week. I'm not terribly counting on it, since I am returning to Nashville on Tuesday with my brother to see John and Hank Green on the Turtles All the Way Down tour, which is going to be h*ckin' fun. And then hopefully the stars will align and my brother and I will get to see The Princess Bride in theaters on Wednesday--fingers crossed.

But other than that... I am going to try to have a good week. I'll do as much as I can, and not worry myself about the rest.

Just a quiet day.

Oct. 12th, 2017 09:22 pm[personal profile] skye_writer
skye_writer: Anna Friel as Chuck from Pusing Daisies, looking down and smiling. (happy chuck)
Didn't really do a whole lot today, and that's okay. I got a decent amount of stuff done, and that's good.

Things done: I read a chapter of a book. I knit an afghan piece. I worked on my side projects (knit cowl, crochet scarf). I ordered and picked up pizza for dinner. I played Stardew Valley. I talked with my brother on the phone for a little bit. I did some chores around the house. I did my daily words at 750Words.com. I went with my mom to pick up my car from the auto shop. 

It's getting late and I"m getting tired, so I won't really go into anything right now. Hope you're all well. :)


Oct. 11th, 2017 07:51 pm[personal profile] skye_writer
skye_writer: (peridot star eyes)
Totally forgot to post an entry yesterday. In my defense, I was kind of exhausted. Also: nobody's perfect.

I've been doing all right the last couple of days. Been playing Stardew Valley a lot, which has been fun. I figured out how to mod it yesterday, so I've got some mods installed, including one that changes the look of the buildings and varies them by season. So that's fun. Looking at more mods and trying to figure out what I want to add at the moment.

I haven't written anything really since Monday. Which is NOT bad. It's fine. One of the things we talked about in therapy this morning was the fact that I need to stop setting such sky-high expectations for myself. It kind of fueled my depression last week, and has probably been affecting it for a long time. The bullet journal is kind of a help and a hindrance in this regard. But hopefully with some work I can get my brain to stop treating me like crap when I don't do All The Things.

I baked apple crisp today. This mostly came about because Mom and I tried the new apple crisp they have at Arby's, which honestly doesn't deserve the name. It's basically coffee cake with apples and caramel and whipped cream on top. Like. It's literally a cake. When everyone knows that apple crisp's primary ingredient is apples, with some kind of crispy crust (usually involving oats) on top. Duh. So I was kind of upset about that and feeling ripped off of my fair share of apples, and oh hey, we had plenty of apples at home, so... apple crisp! It was very tasty, and I can't wait to eat more of it. :D


I am hoping to get better about what I expect of myself in the coming days. I will keep you all posted about that, of course, and hopefully along the way I'll get some new things done and worked out and such. One can only hope. :) 

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Oct. 9th, 2017 08:32 pm[personal profile] skye_writer
skye_writer: Cropped screencap of a very unamused Megara, from Disney's Hercules (1997). (oh gods)
I said I'd post every day, so here I am.

Today was kind of okay. I crocheted on the scarf. I made half an afghan piece. I played a LOT of Stardew Valley. I went to the library and typed up what I've got on my short story, AND WROTE MORE WORDS. :D So I'm quite happy about that. Just checked my wordcount, and it's at 1500 words so far, which isn't half bad.

I didn't do everything I wanted, and that is okay. I need to figure out how to be okay with what I don't get done.


I'm having a great deal of fun in Stardew Valley, as usual. It's such a nice, relaxing game. I picked the forest farm map and I love it, even if there isn't a lot of room for farming right now. I'll have to get on the farm planner site and see what all I've got to work with as far as space goes. There may be a lot of tree clearing in my future. (And rock clearing, and weeding, and etc.) I also won the first year Egg Festival and got the straw hat! I'm not sure it looks that great on my character, but she's wearing it for now. It's a cute little game, and I'm enjoying getting back into it.

An actually better day.

Oct. 8th, 2017 08:29 pm[personal profile] skye_writer
skye_writer: Cropped cap of Mako Mori from Pacific Rim. (wistful mako)
I actually had a somewhat good day today.

I got up at a non-ridiculous hour. I made beignets (my parents bought me a mix when they went to New Orleans earlier this year). The beignets were actually not terrible and puffed up more than they did the last time I made them. I crocheted a bunch on my little crochet scarf, mostly because I wanted to get to the next color change in the yarn (I have fallen hard for Lion Brand's Mandala yarn cakes). I went with my parents to Nashville because my dad had to catch a flight. I knit on the way there and crocheted on the way back.

I wrote my 750 Words. I made an afghan piece. I... tried to write. But failed. I probably wasn't trying hard enough. (That is the only bad thing about today.) I did my chores and helped out Mom with some stuff. I washed my jeans and my shorts. I started a new save file on Stardew Valley, just because.

I am by and large feeling contented and nice. So that's nice. 

I think not making a to-do list a mile long helped. I didn't get overwhelmed with what to do. I just picked a few things and did them. I might do some more before I go to bed. I need to read some books in the next ten days. So I could do that. Or I could watch some Doctor Who for the reviews on my Wordpress blog. Or I might just play Pokemon or Stardew or something else.

Who knows. 


Oct. 8th, 2017 07:45 pm[personal profile] elisi


Oct. 6th, 2017 01:06 pm[personal profile] skye_writer
skye_writer: Cropped screencap from Pacific Rim featuring Mako and Raleigh silhouetted against Gispy Danger. (pacific rim)


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