12 January 2015 @ 12:08 am
I'm still in the middle of what's there, and it's unfinished, but if that doesn't deter you, check out Heartbeats in Measures to a Familiar Tune by KristinaSky.

He said goodbye like he was going to come back, but neither one of them really believed him, and River has someone important counting on her to get out alive, and survive what's waiting for her on the other side. In which River escapes from the Library and tries to escape from the Doctor, but it's hard to run away when you don't really want to.

It's an ingenious library Fix-it for River, that comes with problems of its own. It has Anthony Pond and Eleven and Clara and amazing OCs even just in the wings. It's intriguing and intense and has a most interesting way of looking at the Doctor from both an intimate and distant perspective at the same time, through the circumstances.
08 January 2015 @ 09:22 pm
Gonna post the recipe for the dinner I made tonight. Quick, easy and yummy. I couldn't take the idea of anything heavy or greasy or really rich or anything--I am still recovering my balance from the holidays. I found an unopened package of Ziyad couscous (maftoul) that we'd had for a long time and not used yet. So I made couscous with vegetables as follows:

1 cup couscous
1/2 stalk celery, chopped
~1/3 cup chopped onion (about 1/2 of a small onion, maybe 1/6 of a big sweet onion)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups chicken broth (for vegetarian version use vegetable broth or stock)
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp garam masala
1 pinch salt
black pepper
~2 cups frozen vegetables, thawed a bit in the microwave--I used corn, peas, edamame, yellow squash and spinach

In a big skillet with a lid, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onion and celery for ~2 minutes. Add couscous and cook it until it gets some gold/brown color to it. Meanwhile, in small pot or microwave, bring broth to a boil. Add heated broth to the couscous, plus spices and vegetables. Bring to a boil (the veggies will cool it down a bit), reduce heat to simmer, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, stir and serve.
07 January 2015 @ 08:12 am
This was a Yuletide fic, written by dbskyler and it really captures the voice and spirit of the original :) Lots of fun!

The Day(ish) Night(ish) Time(ish) of the Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

ETA: I found it On AO3 as well.
04 January 2015 @ 02:21 pm
I came across a picture of me and auntiemeesh from DragonCon... except it's just oblique links to reblogs from Tumblr? When I click through to try and find the post itself all it does is a Tumblr search for keywords that are the name of the tumblr blog? What the ever loving hell. How do I find the actual post? This is worse than trying to find shit on Pinterest. I don't get this version of the internet at fucking all.
22 December 2014 @ 11:18 pm
Is that your extermiknit pattern behind Mr. Gaiman in this pic?
09 November 2014 @ 05:07 pm
But first, I wanted to let you all know that my SECOND rice krispies experiment was a rousing success. I melted 3 tbsp of butter and 4 cut up peanut butter cups in a double boiler and used it as the base sauce to melt the marshmallows. Used about 15oz of marshmallows and a box of rice krispies. They came out a lot stickier off the bat and are staying together, and they have a nice subtle peanut butter cup taste too which is fab. I'd seen some recipes online that basically put an entire layer of reese's cups in between krispies layers; that really wasn't what I was looking for. I was looking for chocolate-peanut butter infused treats, and these came out great.

Right, Doctor Who:

So I don't really have a lot to say about these last few episodes. I liked them in that they were entertaining, but wow they were pretty dark weren't they?

Spoilers for 8x10, 8x11, 8x12Collapse )
Um, anyhow. I'm sure there is more I was thinking about. but that is plenty long innit?

In other news, as I was writing this and not folding the basket of unmatched socks on the couch, I saw TinyCat going to check it out as cats are wont to do with laundry baskets. "Oooh, maybe I can see into it... or jump... or..." I looked down and then 5 seconds later heard a THUMP.
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02 November 2014 @ 11:46 pm
The HandoutCollapse )

They are not always easy to see in the photos but each clue was marked with the bracket they were in (A,B,C,D) on one of these cards:

I took the pictures the next day so it's all in the daylight, but you get the idea. Clues, by room (click on link to get to original):
Sun room & breakfast nook: 4 cluesCollapse )

Kitchen: 4 cluesCollapse )

Living Room: 3 cluesCollapse )

Dining Room: 3 cluesCollapse )

Upstairs: 3 cluesCollapse )

Stairwell and basement hallway: 6 cluesCollapse )

Unfinished basement room: 4 cluesCollapse )

Music Room: 5 cluesCollapse )

Well hey, that is the game and those are the clues! Play along, or if you want the solutions and explanations go here.
Spoilers for the scavenger hunt game below:
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31 October 2014 @ 10:54 am
(copypasta from nonelvis) To get rid of the strip with the Stan Lee ad -- here's how you can turn it off everywhere. Go to http://www.livejournal.com/manage/settings/?cat=extensions, where there will be a checkbox near the bottom of the page reading "bottom information strip." Uncheck the box, and the ad will disappear.