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Title: Temporary Mate
Disclaimer: J. K. Rowling and associates own these characters. I am writing this story for fun and not profit.
Pairing: Harry/Draco, past Harry/Ginny and Harry/Michael Corner
Content Notes: Angst, violence, creature fic (Draco is a Veela), action/adventure, Auror fic, minor character death
Rating: R
Summary: Escorting Malfoy on a dangerous mission in another dimension to speak to French Veela, Harry and his fellow Aurors are attacked and left for dead. Harry and Malfoy are the only survivors, and wounds the attackers inflicted have released Malfoy’s Veela heritage. Now he’s probably going to die unless Harry can successfully bind himself to Malfoy as a temporary mate—and they still have to survive the trek to reach the Veela stronghold.
Author’s Notes: This fic will be updated whenever I finish a chapter. It should be anywhere from ten to twenty chapters long.

Read more... )

Drabble: Being Late

Apr. 23rd, 2017 07:15 pm
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Title: Being Late
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 100 x 2
Characters/pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy.
Challenge: Written for [community profile] dracoharry100/[livejournal.com profile] dracoharry100's prompt 476: Late.
This is part 58 of my H/D Auror Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
It starts at part one: The Beginning (LJ/IJ/DW).
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and [personal profile] emynn.
Authors Notes: Draco has to remind Harry of a few things.

Being Late )

April 2017 Birthday Roundup!

Apr. 23rd, 2017 05:08 pm
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Very happy birthdays to those with April birthdays (visible) on my flist! Hope you have great times on your special days and much happiness in the year ahead.

On LJ and DW:
04: vkittydeangel - vkittydeangel
08: laur_melyanna - laur_melyanna
10: heartofoshun - Oshun
13: jordan_c_price - jordan_c_price
16: yeesalu - yeesalu
17: elvses - A. Noldo
17: neskayanet - Neskaya.Net LJ
17: spacebee - Niere
21: jossie1951 - jossie1951
23: wildrose_garden - WildRoseDragon's Wild Rose Garden
23: jademurasaki - Jade Murasaki
23: lightpinklily - Melissa A.
24: charla - to thine own self be true
25: lineae - Eve Le Dez
28: autumn_mist - Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Krystal Marie Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
29: thalassa_ipx - thalassa_ipx
30: blue_blue - Blue

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Exposed Bey Deckard
Gay - Erotic Romance
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 25, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 154465510X
ISBN-13: 978-1544655109
Amazon: Exposed Bey Deckard

With middle-age looming, Greg offsets his boring day job with what truly feeds his soul: photography. The camera is an extension of himself where he exposes his passion for the intersect of pleasure and pain. However, the lens also acts as a barrier, protecting his subjects from the shameful mistakes of his past, and Greg is left isolated and lonely. Emyr stands on the cusp of fame, but adulation and abuse are both eroding his confidence, and one night, at the river’s edge, he seeks solace in the rain, hoping to hide his tears. The photographer and the virgin rock star share an accidental connection on that dark, drizzly night. When Greg invites Emyr back to his hotel room, no strings attached, the young man should have bolted. Instead, an odd sense of trust allows him to follow Greg’s lead. When the camera comes out, Emyr learns the stage isn’t the only place he loves to perform as Greg touches something inside him that rarely awakens. Faced with a beautiful, talented boy whose soul is as lonely as his own, will Greg be able to face his past and come to terms with it, or will he run from the connection he so desperately desires?
True Colors Anyta Sunday
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Series: True Love
Paperback: 222 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544098235
ISBN-13: 978-1544098234
Amazon: True Colors Anyta Sunday

Oskar used to be Marco’s best friend. His everything. His sunshine yellow.

But that was before. Before Marco stopped being a hot jock. Before he learned to live with scars and pain. And before Oskar tore their friendship apart.

Now the boy next door has returned home, determined to rekindle his friendship with Marco, and Marco’s more afraid than ever. Afraid of getting hurt. Afraid of being humiliated.

Afraid of falling in love.

Can Oskar find a way through Marco’s fear, back into his heart?

"True Colors" is an enemies to lovers, boy next door, first time, slow burn M/M romance with a generous helping of UST. This no-cliffhanger, HEA book can be read as a standalone.
Leo Loves Aries Anyta Sunday
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1544065396
ISBN-13: 978-1544065397
Amazon: Leo Loves Aries Anyta Sunday

A new person will enter your life in the early year, Leo. Look past any moments of frustration they might bring and laugh—this could be the start of a thriving friendship.

Theo Wallace usually laughs at the horoscopes his mom sends. Still hung up on his ex-girlfriend and practically friendless, this one begs him to reconsider. Because a friendship that stuck, that thrived…

Well, that would be a reason to leave past pains behind and look to the Bright Future.

When his sister Leone challenges him to find her the perfect date for a spring wedding, Theo uses it as a chance to make new friends. Theo’s ex economics tutor and newest roommate Mr. Jamie Cooper seems to be a possible and convenient match. Real convenient. Like written in the stars, convenient.

All he has to do is make sure this Jamie is good enough. Could really be The One for her, and the friend for him.

But watch out, Leo, the stars have a surprise in store…

"Leo Loves Aries" is a sweet, slow burn, M/M romance with HEA. This New Adult, college, GFY, friends-to-lovers novel can be read as a standalone.

So...this happened

Apr. 23rd, 2017 03:38 pm
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I participated in [community profile] firewhiskeyfic last night and I just spent a few fun minutes going back through the threads at our encouragement/support post. As fun as we are when sober, we're even more hilarious when drunk.

Alas, it's too late to participate in this round, but if you want a laugh, go check out the post. *shakes head* We're pretty wacky. And you can definitely tell when someone gets drunk. :P

Oh, and the results of our drunken revelry go up on Tuesday, so plan to check that out.
I, for one, will be interested to see what I wrote, since I have no clue. (Did I mention I was drunk?) :P
I'm prepared to be very surprised. *g*

Babylon 5 Update for 4 - 23 - 2017

Apr. 23rd, 2017 04:34 pm
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[personal profile] alexcat posting in [community profile] universe_today
I update once every 2 weeks (or so) with fiction, challenges etc. Please feel free to contact me if you have news or anything you think needs to be featured here. Just send me a PM at [personal profile] alexcat or post it to the update and I’ll include it the next time.

Welcome to all and welcome to our mirror journal at Dreamwidth. This will be our last update for a month. I will be out of the country and will update ASAP after I return. We are now rewatching Season 4 at [community profile] b5_revisited. Join us!


Fanfic
”Eyes” from Gray’s POV (Part 3) by pallasite (Gen).
”Eyes” from Gray’s POV (Part 4) by pallasire (Gen).
”Eyes” from Gray’s POV (Part5) by pallasite (Teen and up).
An Excerpt from the Psi Corps Student Handbook (1) by pallasite (Gen).
Andy’s Story (3) by pallasite (Teen and up).
An Excerpt from the Psi Corps Student handbook (2) by pallasite (Gen).
Galen by Marag (Gideon/?, unrated).
Why Does Everyone hate Sinclair? by pallasite (Gen).
he trusts her by aec (John/Delenn, Gen).
Emily’s Story (part 3) by pallasite (Gen).
Picking Up by CrazyTaraWitch (Talia/Susan, Mature).
Adventures in Xenolinguistics by coollizard (Londo, G’kar, Gen).
Denise’s Story (The “Restraining Order”) by pallasite (Gen).
Next Year on Babylon 5 by longwhitecoats (Talia/Susan, Gen).
How Many Parsecs to Babylon by MrProphet (Gen).
40 fandoms by MrProphet (Poetry, Gen).
Hold Back the River by traveller19 (John/Delenn, Gen).
Stories by Ibenholt (Londo, Gen).
Between the Candle and the Star by MrProphet (Mature).
Babel by MrProphet (Gen).
UPDATED:
Serendipity
by shadowsamurai (Sinclair/Ivanova, Delenn/Sheridan, various others, AU, Teen and Up).
The Sayonese AffairTIE Fighter: Resurrection by ImperialGirl (Crossover, Mature).


Podfic:
Reach for What’s Within Your Grasp by idellaphod (Dr. Franklin/Garibaldi, Explicit).
Betrayal by idellaphod (Franklin, Garibaldi, Mature).


Fanart:
I only display a sampling of the latest from the artists. Please check out their pages at Deviant Art.
The Fallen: Gone But Never Forgotten by scifiman. a lovely tribute.
Lennier Delenn Hug1 by Jennifer Stolzer.
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News:
Absolutely nothing happened in Sector 83 by 9 by 12 today. I repeat, nothing happened in Sector 83 by 9 by 12.

See Babylon 5 free on go90

Babylon 5 Books is moving from Café Press to Amazon
Babylon 5 Books has announced a new B5 Encyclopedia. You can order it as a hardcover physical edition or as an online edition or both. It’s a little pricy but it looks really cool.


Communities and members:
*New Babylon 5 Facebook Page: We are brand new and have only 12 or so members right now. Come join us and start a conversation.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643505239288376/
**Fanworks for 4 x 1 & 2.
**Recap and Discussion for 4 x 2 – Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi? at [community profile] b5_revisited.
**Recap and Discussion for 4 x 1 – The Hour of the Wolf at [community profile] b5_revisited.
**[community profile] b5_revisited began their rewatch of Season 4 on April 10, 2017. We welcome all watchers and commenters too! Signups for Season 4 are Here.
**With the new TOS in Russian at LJ and with the discomfort that many of us share, [personal profile] ruuger has graciously migrated the content from LJ to mirror journals here. We will post the same content to both for the time being and all of you are welcome to join the communities here!
Here is a list:
Babylon 5 Revisited
Babylon 5 Love
Universe Today



Fun things:
If you have Facebook, ‘like’
Bill Mumy shares lots of nostalgic photos of himself from various tv shows he’s been on as well as family photos and his music.
Bruce Boxleitner for updates on Bruce and some nice convention photos.
Claudia Christian for some Ivanova fun and photos.
Patricia Tallman does a few fun things at her FB page and she has a newsletter you can subscribe to while you're there.
Jason Carter for some of Jason’s zaniness. He does post some as well as a mod.
Fans of J. Michael Straczynski for updates from the man himself and mods.
***The Zocalo Today is a great place to read news and fun stuff from fans.***
***Babylon 5 Facebook Group is a fan group. It is quite busy, with over 17,000 members.***
I have started a new Babylon 5 page at Facebook and we are eager to get new members.
Babylon 5 Fans and Friends is a new group. Come join us!



** April Birthdays**
Christopher Franke - April 6
Maggie Egan - April 11
Tony Dow - April 13
Warren Takeuchi - April 19
Peter Jurasik - April 25


Send us your news~!
I had an adventure last fall with my hubby who unexpectedly had a heart attack.  It was an anxious couple of days, but we were there and back again in no time.  He's been very healthy since then, except for one thing that surfaced recently during a check up with his heart doctor.  It seems he has a leaky valve in his heart which is quite pronounced, and actually does give him some shortness of breath at times.  We're not sure if it's connected to his heart attack last fall or if it's something he had before and it was made worse by the attack.  In any case, it's something the doctors want to deal with it now by repairing it so it won't wear his heart out later.

So DH is going in for open heart surgery tomorrow morning -- surgery is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and could be 4 to 6 hours in length.  "Open heart surgery" sounds pretty scary, but from what I understand, the problem they need to fix is actually fairly straightforward.  So all of your prayers and good thoughts will be greatly appreciated!

Hopefully I'll be there and back again fairly quickly, with a healthy hubby in tow!
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validate me, the meme

Apr. 23rd, 2017 03:45 pm
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[personal profile] moetushie
Reblog if it’s okay for your followers to leave you an ask telling you what the one thing is they remember you for as a writer. Is it a scene or a detail or a specific line? Is it something like style or characterization? Is it that one weird kink they never thought they’d be into, but oh my god wow self-discovery time?/blockquote>

Leave a comment instead of an ask, etc.

There are Smut Swap stories to burrow through, but I've also got to do some chores before the day is out. Indulge me, friends?
Tags:
Sight Unseen Susan Mac Nicol and Nicholas Downs
Gay - Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group (January 12, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1542536332
ISBN-13: 978-1542536332
Amazon: Sight Unseen Susan Mac Nicol and Nicholas Downs

Tragedy brings together a reserved but brilliant sculptor and an outgoing gallery owner, friends whose love was sidetracked—but was always meant to be deeper. BLINDSIDED SoCal natives, Nate and Cody have been friends since childhood. Both knew they were different—and the same. At seventeen, a stolen weekend in the Florida Keys drove their connection deeper and hotter than either could imagine. They were meant to be together. Then, for reasons only Nate knows, suddenly they weren’t. They’re still friends. Best friends. But they’ve moved on and found other partners. The yearning remains, however, despite the long-ago secret that drove them apart, and when tragedy strikes, both men find themselves in the dark. They must grope their way back to who and what they are...which they will find in each other’s arms. Sometimes, losing one’s sight can open one’s eyes—and heart.
It's raining here again (and I am not going to complain... I do best in cool weather) but we have had a couple of dry days recently, and I finally managed to get outside to take some more photos of these dolls!
 
Left to right:  Asmus, Sideshow, and the 7" Deluxe Poseable Frodo by Toybiz.  Sorry Sam is MIA, but hopefully this pic will help hobbit shoppers anyway  ^_^;

Asmus, Sideshow and Toybiz Frodo
 

fic: never let me down (again)

Apr. 23rd, 2017 10:14 am
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[personal profile] moetushie
never let me down (again) (17394 words) by havisham
Chapters: 5/7
Fandom: Free!
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Matsuoka Rin/Yamazaki Sousuke, Shigino Kisumi/Yamazaki Sousuke, Hazuki Nagisa/Ryuugazaki Rei
Characters: Yamazaki Sousuke, Matsuoka Rin, Nitori Aiichirou, Ryuugazaki Rei, Shigino Kisumi, Tachibana Makoto
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Future Fish, AU of an AU, Alternate Universe - Police, Partnership, When They Hold A Mexican Standoff But Don't Give You A Gun, Work In Progress, Pining, Blood and Injury, Rin in Drag, Arguing, Resentment, Missing Persons, Alternate Universe - Noir, Alternate Universe - Science Fiction, Stripper Cops, Not Stripper Cops, Sousuke Is a Damsel in Distress And He Hates It
Summary:

Sousuke is a small-town cop whose safe little world is shaken by the arrival of his long-lost best friend and new partner, Rin. Rin is magnetic, exciting, and Sousuke can't deny the feelings the feisty redhead brings out in him -- although he does try. Lord, does he try. But there's also murder, mayhem and a reality-breaking scientist to deal with --nothing in Iwatobi is what it seems.



I got off my ass and wrote another chapter of this. And I also renamed the fic, and rewrote the summary to actually reflect what's going in the story. Maybe this time it'll work.

I love this song (Never Let Me Down Again by Depeche Mode), although I can't decide if it's actually about two friends who have reconnected after some drama (although they still have an unequal relationship) or it's about a murder-suicide/the same friends Thelma-and-Louise-ing it.

Either way works. It's a great song.

Posted by Jen

Did you survive Giraffe Watch this month? You know, that thing where the entire internet held its collective breath waiting for April the giraffe to have her baby?

(Spoiler Alert: April had the baby... in April. She's meta like that.)

If so, then LOOKIE:

(By Little Apple Cakes)

How perfect is this?!

In fact, I decided that April Showers was just the theme we needed this week.

Although these won't all have giraffes. Sorry.

 

I think you'll forgive me once you see this, though:

(By Cup N' Cake)

Because squeeee!

 

A moment of appreciation, please, for the parents who threw a ninja-themed baby shower:

(By BCakeNY)

You long-time readers might recall John and painted a ninja-themed nursery once, so this sings the song of my geeky lil' heart.

 

As a life-long lover of puns, I also dig the more literal interpretations of a "shower" cake:

(By Always With Cake!)

Plus how great are those colors?

 

Or if you're having twins, how about this Sweet take on "two peas in a pod"?

(By McGreevey Cakes)

So cute!

 

Of course, the classics never go out of style:

(By Little Hunnys Cakery)

And sometimes a cute little stork with pastel bunting is just what the doctor ordered.

 

Or duckies!

(By The Cake Cuppery)

 

Or a baby vampire in a gothic spiked buggy!

(By Black Cherry Cake Company)

Wait. OK, maybe that's not exactly traditional... but I still love it.

 

Will I ever get tired of sleepy woodland creatures on cakes?

(By Cottontail Cake Studio)

No, no I will not. ::grabby hands::

(That fox! Ah! And the flower swag is perfection.)

 

And finally, I'll end with the one I fell in love with for its unusual, stunning design:

(By Silvia Mancini)

YES PLEASE.

See, THIS is the way to do a belly cake! A gorgeous blend of 2D painting with 3D sculpting, and the flower is just the right crowning touch. Pun intended. Love it.

Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope it's extra Sweet!

*****

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Weekly Random Post of Random

Apr. 23rd, 2017 08:40 am
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And this week, TWO cartoons sum up my mood.

Read more... )

Also remember, LOVE TRUMPS HATE. Always. <3

I posted a little explanation.....

Apr. 23rd, 2017 02:05 pm
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[personal profile] cmcmck
.........about who and wot I am a little while back and since I have had new peeps signing up (and as a reminder to peeps wot know me of old and haven't run away yet) here is a link to said little intro:




http://cmcmck.dreamwidth.org/644324.html

Bodmin Moor

Apr. 23rd, 2017 11:30 am
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 The second day we went for a walk up onto the moors.

I have an affinity with moorland wilderness which dates back to my teens when I first visited Dartmoor.

Bodmin Moor is infinitely strange with a mix of 19th century industrial relics and neolithic stone circles.

It's a real place of legend and magic!


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