20 April 2014 @ 11:11 am
Be prepared for even less happening in this story. As Linkara said, "Say what you want about Van Helsing, but at least they did stuff in that movie."

Also here's what one reader had to say: "You know what this reminds me of? Dragon ball Z. We have long flashbacks going on in the middle of the action, juvenile banter and dialogue, metaphorical dick measuring (what with power levels), and an obnoxious character that everyone else tolerates beyond reason (Vegeta = Anita). I'm going to take a wild guess and say that the sex scenes have long since become boring, un-erotic, and repetitive."


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An Avengers/Stargate story by mhalachaiswords


Summary: Old soldiers never die, they just fade away. What is left when everything you have, everything you remember, is stripped away? Sgt. James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes, the Winter Soldier, is about to find out how impossible it is to pick up those pieces.

Rating: Mature for violence, trauma, sexual content
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Natasha Romanoff, Steve Rogers, etc

In this chapter: More fall-out on James’ returning memories, only nothing is ever easy when you’re dealing with Department X.Note the warnings in the chapter's notes.

All stories in the Widow's Tales
 
 
 
18 April 2014 @ 10:40 pm
Link: Apr 16 2014, 20:38
Disclaimer: This blog entry is verbatim, as originally posted on LKH's Facebook. Copyright belongs to Ma Petite Enterprises.

Blessed full moon, everyone! Had to take Trinity to a well doctor checkup today, and Jon is still laid up with the knee that went odd about a week okay. We'll know in a couple of days if he tore his meniscus, or if it's something else. They did up the pain meds, so hopefully he and I will both sleep better tonight. I've also been trying to finish edits on the novella. My sister, Chica, is back from the yellow ribbon ceremony, and settling into being a new Army wife. In the hurry of the day, I honestly forgot that it was Esbat, until the moon pushed her way through the clouds and glowed for me. The full moon was so bright it cast oblongs through the windows making moon shadows on the floor. Sometimes I forget that the moon casts shadows just like the sun does, and what is moonlight but reflected sunshine saved up and given to us when all else is dark. I needed that tonight, thank you Goddess, thank you God, for reminding me that there is beauty and light.


Link: Apr 18 2014, 20:18

Thanks for all the well wishes for Jon's knee. We saw the orthopedist today, and the good news is, the meniscus isn't torn. Yay! The bad news is that there is a small piece of something (the doctor thinks cartilage) that's come loose from somewhere & is now lodged in the joint, preventing it from bending completely. *ouch* Jon is scheduled for surgery next week.

The toads in our water garden are serenading me as I type this, reminding me that is spring and love is in the air, or in the pond. I'm going to gently love my husband and take him to bed. I am reminded that our first date was supposed to be dinner and a movie, but ended up being a trip to the emergency room, because he blew his knee out before I got there to pick him up. Instead of him getting me flowers, I got to get him crutches. It was a memorable first date. :-)
 
 
17 April 2014 @ 04:54 pm
As I mentioned in the last one, chapters 8 and 9 were merged together so this is where I guess chapter 9 would begin.

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15 April 2014 @ 04:49 pm
In my PDF, chapters 8 and 9 are mirged together so I'm taking a guess where chapter 8 would end.

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15 April 2014 @ 02:26 pm
How Frozen should have ended (Frozen/X-Men crossover :D)

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14 April 2014 @ 07:56 pm
Here's the second half of this rather long chapter. How can this woman be such a boring writer?

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15 April 2014 @ 02:17 am
Title: Half Through The Night
Author: florencia7
Characters: Damon/Elena
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: The Vampire Diaries belongs to L.J. Smith & CW.

A/N: As we're hanging on in there (as usual lol) I thought I'd write my version of how 5x17 might've ended. I loved the episode and I have no doubt that everything is going to be fine, but sometimes it's just hard to focus on the bigger picture while watching intensely sad scenes and fan fiction is always the best remedy for that ;)

Summary: Post-5x17. There is one journey that you can only take up by not leaving.

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Feelin': distresseddistressed
 
 
15 April 2014 @ 01:05 am
The Returned is one of the rare 'serious' zombie films you sometimes find and its pretty well put together. The zombies is this are 'infected' rather than undead and the story is set in a world where some years after an initial outbreak (now contained) some of the infected people are being treated with a protein-medication. As long as those that are infected continue to take the medication the remain fully functioning people but even one missed dose results in them turning into a rage-zombie and going on a biting spree.
The 'serious' part of the film looks at the way society treats the infected people or 'The Returned' as they are dubbed. They are often shunned, feared and vulnerable to attack from hate groups. As supplies of the drugs run low the tension rises. The Returned (and their loved ones) become increasingly desperate to get hold of the dwindling supplies and much of the rest of the world becomes increasingly fearful and aggressive towards them. The one thing these films have in common with the Romero style zombie films is the notion that what people will do to each other in a crisis situation is often worse that what 'zombies' will do.
Its well scripted and performed with some genuine tension and like the best zombie films works well both as a story and allegory.
 
 
Feelin': awake
Tunes: The Mavericks - Foolish Heart
 
 
 
14 April 2014 @ 12:28 pm
I'm on a week's vacation from work, which came at just the right time - I was getting to that point where everything and everyone annoyed me. (not for any big reasons, just all the small things) so now I get a week to relax and not have to deal with work.

I've done a bit of writing so far and will probably go see a few movies this week (or maybe one certain movie three times)

I do have a few things to check off my list, namely an interview reference check from last summer's student worker, but that will be wrapped up today leaving me plenty of time to get back to my week of not doing anything. Except writing :)
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14 April 2014 @ 04:31 pm
talons dr jl vic jl leela ch

20 x Talons of Weng-Chiang icons over HERE @liadtbunny
 
 
14 April 2014 @ 05:12 pm
Link: Apr 14 2014, 22:22
Disclaimer: This blog entry is verbatim, as originally posted on LKH's Facebook. Copyright belongs to Ma Petite Enterprises.

A wonderful couples' weekend with Jon. Edited a novella/novel & will be putting handwritten edits into computer tomorrow then off it goes to my agent. When she, and my editor say I can share what it's about, I will. They have requested not to find things out on Twitter & FaceBook, please. *laughs* Final edits on new blog tomorrow, as well. We also finally watched the second Hobbit movie. Special effects were amazing, but we were left puzzled at some of the drastic changes from the book, and why they were done. Glad we saw it, but also happy we didn't go to the theater to see it, DVD was fine. Anything else I could say will be spoilers, and there may still be a few people that haven't seen it, and most spoilers would be strictly movie & nothing to do with the book, The Hobbit, so they'll be a surprise.
 
 
13 April 2014 @ 08:33 pm
Since this chapter is kind of long, I'm going to do it in two parts.
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An Avengers/Stargate story by mhalachaiswords


Summary: Old soldiers never die, they just fade away. What is left when everything you have, everything you remember, is stripped away? Sgt. James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes, the Winter Soldier, is about to find out how impossible it is to pick up those pieces.

Rating: Mature for violence, trauma, sexual content
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Natasha Romanoff, Steve Rogers, etc

In this chapter: Steve and James have some bonding time (after the important discovery related to the previous day's attack; James has more nightmares, and a discovery of one of Natasha's secrets threatens to destroy the fragile relationship James and Natasha have been building.

Note the warnings in the chapter's notes.

All stories in the Widow's Tales
 
 
13 April 2014 @ 04:15 pm
Link: Apr 12 2014, 7:27
Disclaimer: This blog entry is verbatim, as originally posted on LKH's Facebook. Copyright belongs to Ma Petite Enterprises.

Thanks to everyone who sent good energy, wishes, and prayers for my sister-in-law, MajorWife, as she started her deployment. My sister, Chica, is finding it harder than she thought it would be to be parted from the love of her life. I was touched that so many of you shared your own worries for your loved ones that are also deployed, and that you told me my books helped you deal with it. We send our positive thoughts, wishes, and prayers, back out to your loved ones, too.

To all the military men and women that said my books helped them get through their deployment, thank you so much. I am honored that my writing brightened your mood, lightened your time, and helped you deal with real life trauma - I'm happier than I can say about that.

Sometimes I forget how much positive my books do and receive out in the world. Thank you for the reminder. I'm so glad that what I do can help you both when you're deployed, and afterwards. That my fiction could help so many of you deal with the real life costs means I'm doing something right. Thank you. For those already home, welcome back, and thank you for your service! For those still deployed - Be safe, be well, be happy, come home soon.
 
 
Well, my sweet Pyewacket, (named after the witches familiar on Bell Book and Candle, lovely movie with Kim Novak) is now MO...for Missouri. From all we've heard, silly kitty is settled in and being, well...a kitten.
So....this week has been restful in one way, stressful in another. We didn't have rescue waggin come tromping on through, due to, sadly a crash of the van. No fatalities, and no animals were in the van at the time. Still, it's given us a chance to not have multiple doggies wandering about. Kinda nice.
Therefore...Vanyel, what the HELL am I supposed to do with you? You're sweet enough, but being in that cage for so long, yeah...you're getting cage sour. Even with the double, and having that window. You need fostering out. Another fun job for our overworked front desk ladies.
Hampton, Aesop, Ollie...if I have anything to say about it, you three will NOT go back to Petsmart. I don't care why they want you three, I'm sick and tired of having Aesop and Ollie in the back due to excessive diarhea. Poor Hampton, you were so stressed out, I've just now gotten you calmed down. You were literally drooling like a St Bernard, which for a five pound cat is too much. I'll brush you out some more, sweetness.
Ducky....what can I say about a cat who begs like a dog? You're terribly silly you know.
For those of you on meds, be nice, let me give them (Toni...I'm looking at you) Those will help you get over the upper respiratory, which is epidemic right now. I've got some disinfectant that will help to kill the germs as well. More hours for me (which is good) and healthier.
We did, finally get the parrot out of the front. He's not in a good situation, being in the puppy room, but....we just don't have room. Or we don't now, that our Director has decided to change things around.
So, yes, things are quieter. We've had some adoptions, which is great. Ishtar, I swear, this time I'm taking you to the back and get you over that darned sneezing of yours. Every time you get well, as soon as someone seems to want to adopt you, you get sick again. Stop that.
Not a lot more right now. You new cats, Lightening, Smitty, Creek, Saturn and Novalea, welcome and no biting. I bite back.
 
 
12 April 2014 @ 03:53 pm
Thanks to everyone who's following this and I hope I'm doing ok with toning down the jokes.

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12 April 2014 @ 04:11 pm
Link: Apr 9 2014, 20:52
Disclaimer: This blog entry is verbatim, as originally posted on LKH's Facebook. Copyright belongs to Ma Petite Enterprises.
Mod note: Apologies for the lateness on these!

"You may not be the most beautiful woman in the room, but you're the most beautiful woman to someone in the room, and that's the one you should be with." LKH


Link: Apr 11 2014, 13:26

My sister-in-law is deployed, and our thoughts, prayers, and brightest wishes for a safe return are with her. To all of you that have men and women in the armed forces, wearing the uniform, and defending our freedom, thank you for letting them go so far from home, and potentially in harm's way. Watching my sister, Chica, go through all of this has given me a new respect not just for our soldiers, but for their families. Thank you, to my sister-in-law who has become another sister to me, and all who wear the uniform, for your service, and thank you to their families, including my sister, for your time, patience, and worry.

"They also serve who only stand and wait." John Milton

Thank you all, God and Goddess bless you and keep you safe, and bring you all home to us.
 
 
11 April 2014 @ 04:26 pm
I realize LKH had nothing to do with Charmed. I just thought the community might enjoy these reviews. Mostly because the reviewer notes many similar points about Charmed: the heroes are really the villains, narcissism, feminism fail, logic fails, male abuse, and all kinds of snark.

Season 1: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/ol/manic/38380-manic-episodes-charmed-season-1
Season 2: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/ol/manic/38467-manic-episodes-charmed-season-2
Season 3: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/ol/manic/38701-manic-episodes-charmed-season-3
Season 4: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/ol/manic/38934-manic-episodes-charmed-season-4

There's more for the other seasons, but I didn't want to flood the board, and I wasn't certain how interested you'd be.

Happy watching and discussion.
 
 
11 April 2014 @ 03:07 pm
The PDF didn't have a break between chapters 4 and 5 so here they both are.

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10 April 2014 @ 09:37 pm
Dear Mew,

Face it, you were being a brat. I was trying to rest in the warm bed, the electric mattress pad on, in much pain, trying to ignore it by burying myself in a video game on the tablet and you were biting my arm and elbow every time it moved. This was the second night you did this.

So yeah, I lost patience. Scruffed you, picked you up, and dropped you over the edge of the bed.

....I honestly had no idea Smidgeon was walking by at that exact moment...

The mayhem that followed shall truly be legendary.