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Fic Masterlist

Okay, so apparently the fic-writing retirement wasn't as official as I thought, so this list keeps growing. *g*Collapse )

Feb. 26th, 2015


Birthday Fic: The White Stag

Title: The White Stag
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Robert of Huntingdon, Herne, Nasir, Will Scarlet, Little John
Category: General, mystical
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1408
Summary: When Robin struggles to decipher his latest vision, he receives help from an unexpected source.
Spoilers: Slight allusion to “The Betrayal”. Otherwise, only references to the show in general.
Notes: This is a birthday present for karen9. I managed to finish the story on time this year because it’s much shorter. I hope karen9 enjoys it.

The idea for the white stag actually came from a synopsis of the Look-In comic strips 1984/25 – 1984/30 provided by Andrew Orton in Hooded Man: Volume Two. In this particular story (titled “The White Stag” by Orton), the outlaws come across a white stag in Sherwood that they try to protect. I loved the idea of the white stag (especially given its association with Herne the Hunter), so I decided to borrow one for this fic. Stole the title as well. *g*

This story takes place some time after “The Time of the Wolf”.

Disclaimer: This story is based on Richard Carpenter's series Robin of Sherwood. The characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.

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Feb. 23rd, 2015


Happy Birthday, avictoriangirl! :-D

Happy Birthday, avictoriangirl! I hope your special day has been purrfect! :-D

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Feb. 15th, 2015


National Flag Day / Fiftieth Anniversary of the Canadian Flag!

I'm ashamed to admit that I've only just remembered that it's National Flag Day and, more importantly, the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag! It figures that I would manage to remember International Fanworks Day and forget an important Canadian milestone like this one. I'm such a geek and a bad Canuck. *g*

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International Fanworks Day!

I'm very happy to say that today is the first annual International Fanworks Day! :-D This is a celebration of fanworks of all kinds! The Organization of Transformative Works (OTW) is hosting a number of fan events, which is wonderful to see. I'm not sure how much time I'm going to have today to celebrate (other than in my usual fashion of reading some fic), so I thought I'd share two RoS fanvids I came across recently. The first one is this FANTASTIC fan-made trailer for "The Swords of Wayland," which Fueled by Apples included at the end of her review of that episode:

The second awesome vid was made by raven714 for a friend's birthday. This friend is a massive fan of both Robert Addie and Excalibur, so raven714 created a vid that essentially tells the story of Mordred's very short life. The timing of this vid was also good because the recipient shares a birthday with Robert Addie, who would have turned 55 on Tuesday:

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Jan. 18th, 2015


The Cartoon that Got Away...

One of the members of Addie's Faction put together a newsletter recently called RA Magazine to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Raconteur, the original Addie's Faction newsletter. In any case, various members (such as yours truly) submitted items. A very short fic I wrote made it in, but a cartoon I drew didn't. Ink supplies were an issue, so I know it's nothing personal. However, I did spend some time on the cartoon, and it's an idea I've had in my head for over ten years. In other words, I'm determined that the cartoon should be published posted somewhere, so it looks like the poor RoS fans on my flist are going to suffer. As if your flist doesn't suffer through ALL of your posts!Collapse )


Jan. 17th, 2015


Mine at Last! Woo hoo!

Thanks to Intrada, a store/record label that specializes in more obscure TV and film scores, I was FINALLY able to get my hands on the soundtrack for Young Sherlock Holmes. To put this in perspective, I've been wanting the music for this film since I was 15, which is more years ago than I'd care to admit. Yeah, a whole helluva lot of years!Collapse )

Jan. 11th, 2015


Mr. Turner

I just saw Mr. Turner and thought I'd share some thoughts on the film. This is mostly for karen9's benefit as I know she's a fellow Turner fan -- and this is definitely a film for Turner fans. The sun is God! Ha ha ha!Collapse )

Jan. 9th, 2015


Sharing Vid I Snatched

Thought I'd share this amusing Robin of Sherwood vid I found at the end of Fueled by Apples' incredibly vicious (but totally hilarious) review of "The Enchantment":

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Jan. 3rd, 2015


Happy New Year (Three Days Later)

No, I didn't lose track of time completely or just wake up from a three-day hangover. I'm just posting this entry later than I intended. Originally, I was going to post it shortly after Christmas, but I was busying cleaning my apartment for New Year's Eve, reading fic and Stephen Fry's More Fool Me, and slacking off in general. Then, for a couple of days after New Year's, I had mini-migraines because of my period (and possibly the weather), so I didn't feel like posting either. However, today, I've been migraine-free (so far) and feeling pretty chipper (e.g. my hormones have levelled out), so I'm blogging instead of napping (like the last two days). Wow. This sounds absolutely fascinating. Please, do go on.Collapse )

Dec. 21st, 2014


Happy Holidays!

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Dec. 10th, 2014


An Article That Actually DEFENDS Enterprise

dubghall kindly sent me this article on Enterprise last week and I'm finally getting around to sharing it with my flist...Well, those two or three people who are actually Enterprise fans. Come on. I know there's at least a couple of you and it's not like I'm looking for a show of hands. *g* Actually, I would recommend this article to those of you who aren't fans as well because Dan Roth provides some good arguments for why he thinks a) Enterprise didn't kill Trek; b) why the show wasn't so bad; and c) why Enterprise was basically doomed from the start.

While this article is great, I think Roth should have included this clip when addressing the show's selling points:

The Reed/Hayes fight is what got me to write slash for the very first time. The moment I saw this fight
(and then re-watched it several times), I had to slash these two. Resistance was, like, totally futile. *g*

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Nov. 21st, 2014


REAL Winnie the Pooh Celebrates Centenary

Come on. You know you're curious.Collapse )

Nov. 9th, 2014


Hooded Man - Volume Two: Robert of Huntingdon

I really should have been promoting this book when it was first published, so my apologies for that. To be honest, I only got around to ordering it in the last couple of weeks because I thought I had been too extravagant with my summer spending, etc. Then I pushed my order back even further because I got involved with the Nothing's Forgotten charity anthology project and didn't want Andrew Orton's analysis of "The Power of Albion" to influence what I wrote. Actually, postponing the order also worked in my favour because now I can claim this book as part of my Christmas present from my uncle and aunt, who kindly send me a cheque every year. Merry Christmas to me! :-D Anywaaaaaaay, enough of the babbling and on to the book itself. Herne's son is my master. I cannot slay him.Collapse )

Nov. 1st, 2014


Waterloo Central Railway Excursion

Yes, I know. Another photo album. Sorry. However, there shouldn't be any more for a while. Anywaaaaaay, my dad kindly arranged this fantastic excursion last weekend. Throughout much of the year, the Waterloo Central Railway offers historic railway trips (using restored locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses) within the Waterloo Region. Bright and early last Saturday, four of us piled into my dad's car for a trip from Waterloo to St. Jacobs. All aboard!Collapse )

Stupid Steven Moffat

Spoilers, obviously.Collapse )

Oct. 30th, 2014


Halloween Haunts

Because I'm now home-based, I've been taking morning walks before starting work each day. This ensures that I get exercise and fresh air, especially on days when I'm not going anywhere after work. In any case, given the time of year, I've been seeing some fantastic Halloween displays in my neighbourhood, especially on Hillsdale Avenue and Manor Road. In fact, they're so good that I ended up taking some pictures that I thought I'd share with you. Happy Halloween! Check them out! They're spooktacular!Collapse )

Oct. 26th, 2014


Startling Revelation About Tuppence!

While recently visiting my parents, I saw Tuppence walking (or, rather, stomping) across the living room and the image of Felicia from The Great Mouse Detective popped into my head. I wish I were kidding.Collapse )

Oct. 18th, 2014


Thanksgiving/Guild Inn Photo Album

I took some photos last weekend during Canadian Thanksgiving, but I'm only now getting around to posting them. The majority of them were taken when my mom, sister and I took a walk in and around the Guild Inn. However, I did manage to snap some pictures of Tuppence with her mommy. They're really cute. You'll totally regret it if you don't take a look.Collapse )
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Sep. 23rd, 2014


Attention Robin of Sherwood Fans!

Barnaby Eaton-Jones, organizer of The Hooded Man Convention, is attempting to put together a charity anthology in aid of Richard Carpenter's chosen charities, the British Red Cross and The Sherwood Forest Trust. Barnaby is attempting to collect fan memories (minimum 1500 words) for each episode, though I've been told that these memories can spin out into thoughts/memories of the show in general. Unfortunately, Barnaby hasn't received as many pitches as he'd like. The pitches that he has received have mostly been for Praed episodes. He'd really like to have some contributions for Connery episodes/the third series. The one Connery episode that has been suitably covered is "The Cross of St. Ciricus," but the other episodes should still be available.

Anyone who's interested needs to write a one-paragraph proposal (it doesn't have to be formal) by October 1st and send it to Barnaby at You can find more information about the project at the Facebook page, Nothing's Forgotten. In case you need a bit of incentive, various actors (such as Nickolas Grace) and crew have agreed to contribute to the book as well. If Barnaby can get this project off the ground, I think it could be a wonderful book and, of course, it's in support of two great causes.

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Sep. 22nd, 2014


Birthday Fic: But Who Killed Rodney McKay?

This is a tiny bit early, but...Happy Birthday, jackcomelately!Collapse )

The Fiftieth Anniversary Affair

Open Channel D.Collapse )

Aug. 31st, 2014


JuauNo Roundup

Today, is the last day of JuauNo, my self-imposed writing challenge for the summer. And, yes, I realize that it's technically still summer, but I'm not going to have any time to work on my original fiction/novel project at all in September, so this seemed like a good day to wrap up. Anywaaaaaaay, my grand total now stands at...*drumroll*...19,309 words. Not wonderful but better than it could be. I managed to write over 7,000 words during JuauNO, though, obviously, I wish I could have written more. A lot more. However, I'm a slow writer and original fiction (for me, anyway) is much harder than fic. Saying that, I'm finding it easier as I go because I've become more familiar with the characters and have managed to get a better feel for how they should speak and act. I think I've got a better picture of the overall plot, though I have fears about whether I'll be able to stretch it out to novel length. I also think that events I just wrote about are coming too soon, so I have a feeling that I'll be adding in some additional scenes before that particular aspect of the plot. As a friend said to me, it's a lot like working on a puzzle because you're trying to fit in all the pieces. This project definitely feels like that. In a way, I'll be glad of a break because my batteries need recharging.

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Aug. 24th, 2014


EX Weekend 2014 -- A Photo Album

Just wrapped up another annual EX weekend with my mom. For those who aren't in the know, my mom comes to stay for the weekend every August so that we can take in the Canadian National Exhibition, though we always do other things as well. For example, on Friday, we paid a visit to my mom's favourite shop, Adornments on Queen and went to see The Hundred-Foot Journey. As usual, we both spent more money than we'd planned. I hadn't intended to spend any money in Adornments on Queen and came out with a beautiful wooden box and a tiny stone figurine of two cats. I had hoped not to buy a lot at the EX and came away with a piece of blue calcite, some fudge, two DVDs, two CDs and two large and heavy books, though Supernatural was a real find and, as my mom pointed out, the CNE only comes around once a year. I can also take some comfort in the fact that the later purchases were all discount items...Anywaaaaaaaay, we both had a lot of fun, and I know my mom appreciated the break.

Of course, no trip to the EX would be complete without some photos... Beware of fluffy felines and geeks in dresses.Collapse )
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Aug. 12th, 2014


A Hogwarts Bridal Shower

I promised grondfic that I would post about the Harry Potter bridal shower I attended on the weekend. I knew that the bridesmaid (and organizer) had been working hard on the theme, but even I was surprised by how much she accomplished. I'm amazed she didn't have a breakdown while planning the shower, I really am. I mean, I felt kind of stressed and I did very little in comparison. Check out the amazing photos below the cut!Collapse )

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