New PSA fic and some writerly musings

Jun. 22nd, 2017 10:29 pm
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The Reverse Fuckbuddy (2103 words) by celli
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pod Save America (RPF)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jon Favreau/Jon Lovett
Characters: Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Pundit (Pod Save America RPF), Leo (Pod Save America RPF)
Additional Tags: First Time, Friends to Lovers, Fuckbuddies, Jon POV Character is Lovett

Jon doesn't want to talk about it, Favs doesn't know what he's talking about, and Tommy would like everyone to shut the fuck up.

emotion in fic )

I find the process of learning this new skill fascinating, if you can't tell, and will happily chat about it for hours. So let me know if you have any comments or further suggestions!

Yay! Unconventional Courtship!

Jun. 18th, 2017 03:57 pm
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The Unconventional Courtship fic challenge is about a million times more fun than it should be ;) If you've never tried it, I would urge you to sign up now for a posting date in late August/September.

It's a panfandom challenge, because you're not assigned a recipient, so you don't have to worry about pleasing a specific recipient and you can pick absolutely whatever fandom you happen to be obsessed with at the moment and you can change your mind about what fandom you choose at any point :)

The gimmick is that you scroll through romance novel teasers from Harlequin or Mills & Boone until you find one that tickles your fancy. Then you replace the characters with the characters of your choice and write a story (probably AU but it doesn't have to be!) around that summary. You can, of course, change the genders of the characters if you feel like writing non-het fic.

I will repeat: This is SO MUCH FUN.

Last year I wrote Most Shy and Ladylike, an Ultraman Mebius AU, and in 2014 I wrote The Black Sheep's Inheritance, a Power Rangers Jungle Fury AU.

You can take the prompt seriously or you can be ridiculous (or you can be me and do both at the same time). You'll be surprised how easy it is to find a prompt that works for your fave ship. In fact, in my experience, the problem is choosing just one. I have an entire Word doc of prompts and pairing ideas.

Here are a few prompts that I love for various pairings (and if any of them work for you, please feel free to use them, because no two Unconventional Courtship fics is going to be the same):

Lying in Bed -Jo Leigh

To find a blackmailer, FBI agent Ryan Vail is going undercover as part of a “couple” at an intimacy retreat. But when Ryan meets his “wife” he knows he's in big trouble - this investigation looks set to be one irresistible temptation!

Emergency: Wife Lost and Found - Carol Marinelli

Marriage reunited – in A&E!

Every emergency doctor dreaded recognising someone in Casualty – even cool-headed consultant James Morrell. But he was doubly shocked when the unconscious patient he was asked to treat was instantly familiar. It was his ex-wife!

Dr Lorna McClelland hated being ill, hated being stuck in a hospital bed, but above all she hated having to rely on James. Then, as she recovered, all the wonderful things about their marriage came flooding back…

The Virgin's Proposal - Shirley Jump


Successful rebel Matt Webster came to make peace with his past and his family. But he'd never thought that to appear "respectable," he'd become the pretend fiancé of a banana-wearing storeowner! Yet how could he refuse spunky Katie Dole, the woman under the costume, when she kissed him so sweetly— and so thoroughly—in the spaghetti aisle of the supermarket?
Her blue-green gaze implored him to play the role of lover to show up her ex-fiancé. But remembering the kisses they shared were supposed to be pretend became more difficult, when all Matt wanted to do was to make love to the appealing Katie! Was the virgin's proposal turning into something…real?

A wrap in bi pride colors

Jun. 18th, 2017 11:19 am
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I love the little bronze stripes on one end of this sari scarf - it makes for a really cool accent when I wrap it in a style with tails! the stretch lace headband is from eBay and the pin was a gift from a neighbor.

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Jun. 16th, 2017 11:24 am
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Oh gosh, how awesome is Penzeys? I ordered last weekend while they had two free-with-purchase offers and a reduced minimum for free shipping, and they still enclosed a "sample" (their samples are the same size as their regular small jars!) of a tasty-sounding blend! I had a $5 off deal from PayPal and a neighbor going in on the order with me, too, so I got a bunch of great spices for not much money :)

I read the news today, oh boy...

Jun. 14th, 2017 08:09 pm
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Went to the store and came back to the news that Caestillus is officially being investigated for obstruction of justice. Looks like I bought the right things...

Did some actual cooking today.

Jun. 13th, 2017 03:49 pm
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It may not be pretty, but oh my it tastes good! )
I made a turkey meatloaf and instead of trying to make it as similar-tasting to a beef meatloaf, I seasoned it with Penzeys poultry seasoning, along with air dried shallots and powdered rosemary (also Penzeys), celery salt, fresh ground pepper, and lime ponzu (not Penzeys). Also added unseasoned breadcrumbs, a beaten egg, and some dried mushrooms. The only change I'd make if I fix this again would be adding a dash of cayenne.

Happy birthday!

Jun. 13th, 2017 08:14 am
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A very happy birthday to my partner in Crime Writing, [personal profile] estirose!!!

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Jun. 12th, 2017 01:57 pm
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Since Boston doesn't mind wearing bowties and bandanas too much (at least, for a few minutes at a time to get pictures) I'm going to keep an eye out for holiday themed ones for him to wear if I can find a good price on one I like. I have a great Day of the Dead one and I might look for more Halloweeny ones, and of course his rainbow one... but I really want to get him this - it's SO CUTE!
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And as timing would have it, I got a care package from a friend today with a Signature scarf in turquoise and another scarf - here are both of them wrapped. )


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