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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 )

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 )

Jul. 31st, 2014


Wholock: The Musical

There are no words for this except...EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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Is There a House for People Who Suck at Crafts?

Just in time (Eastern Standard Time, at least) for Harry Potter's birthday is the worst Sorting Hat evah:

Believe it or not, I made this for a Harry Potter themed bridal shower taking place next weekend. I'll also be attempting to whip up some Ton Tongue Toffee and Cockroach Clusters. Actually, I'll be doing a test run for the Ton Tongue Toffee tomorrow night and using my family as guinea pigs on Saturday. They don't know this yet. *g*

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Jul. 28th, 2014


Ottawa Weekend

This weekend, I took a trip to Ottawa. njc2007 was kind enough to play hostess and allowed me and lazigyrl to crash at her place for two nights. We hadn't seen each other since Reversed Polarity, so this was a wonderful opportunity to talk, catch up, and spend some time together. Thankfully, njc2007's husband and, more importantly, her frighteningly intelligent Quaker Parakeet, Brimley, gave us their blessings. Brimley essentially has free rein of the home, flying from his one nest (and plastic fork collection) on top of the fridge to a nest in njc2007's husband's office to the living room to just about anywhere he wants. He can say a number of words, plays games like peek-a-boo, and will show up when you're eating chips or any other food he likes. Despite a disagreement over the shower (or, rather, my desire to close the bathroom door when he was perched on top of it), I think Brimley grew to like me. He offered me a plastic fork on Friday night and landed on my shoulder when I was digging some items out of my bag on Sunday morning because (according to njc2007) he knows when "his family" is getting ready to leave the house and wants to stop them. Incriminating photos under cutCollapse )

Jul. 24th, 2014


Absolutely OUTSTANDING RoS Vid from raven714!

If you're a Robin of Sherwood fan, you must watch this vid! If you aren't a Robin of Sherwood fan you should still watch this vid so that you'll know exactly what you've been missing! *g* Seriously, raven714 has done an INCREDIBLE job! I'm really proud of her for what she's created! :-D

BTW, the "Stupid Sheriff" icon is referring to me because I only got around to watching the vid tonight when it's been sitting on my flist for a couple of days. In my defence, I didn't realize that it was raven714's own vid. I would have made it a priority if I had! Really!

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Jul. 23rd, 2014


Happy Birthday, crimsoncorundum!

Very special birthday wishes to [personal profile] crimsoncorundum! I thought the literary theme would be appropriate considering [personal profile] crimsoncorundum's passion for writing and all things literary! She has a wonderful blog called Bookish Lynx, which is full of posts and links on writing, reading and publishing. I have to confess that I've only had a chance to check out the first two links from So You Want To Write A Book, but I found Cassandra Clare's On Inspiration particularly, uh, inspiring. *g* Anywaaaaaaaay, I hope there are many, many more books and writing projects in [personal profile] crimsoncorundum's future! May her own inspiration never end! :-D

Jul. 22nd, 2014


Fandom Then/Now

Some of you may know about this already, but Katherine Morrissey, a PhD Candidate in Media, Cinema and Digital Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is conducting a research project on fans and fanfiction. I was friended by [personal profile] fandomthennow because I included fan fiction as an interest in my profile. To be honest, I've only had a chance to read a tiny bit about the project, but what I've read so far has been really interesting. I'm going to try to participate.

Anyone who's interested in learning more about this project can find information here.

Jul. 21st, 2014


Happy Birthday, grondfic!

For this very special occasion, I have attempted to create fanart for grondfic's dragon epic, Rainbow Ended. Unfortunately, I'm not a great artist, so this illustration doesn't come anywhere close to doing justice to Strom. However, what I tried to create (in my flat, expressionless way) is mostly based on this passage:

Shucking bark like dead skin, the Tree took wavering flight; and now any hidden watchers (Will-o’-the-Wisp? Sea Witch?) might observe in the plain moonlight that it was no longer arboreal at all. Green scales all a-glitter, claws flexing and yearning for something to grapple, wings beating frantically, it was clearly a Drak of the Draci. A repaired and returning aristocrat.

Despite the poor choice of gift, I hope grondfic has a FANTASTIC birthday! Many happy of happiest returns! :-D

Jul. 1st, 2014


Happy Canada Day!


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Jun. 22nd, 2014



I've been reluctant to post about this for fear of jinxing my current lucky streak, but my muse has really been pulling out all the stops lately. I've made it my goal to finish as much of the rough draft as I can for my crappy novel (a friend suggested that I might be more motivated to write if I stopped referring to this project as "my crappy novel") this summer, and my muse apparently got the message. Bla, bla, writing. Talking about writing again. Oh! There's a rec for a great blog!Collapse )
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Jun. 5th, 2014


Shout Out for an EXCELLENT Hooded Man 2014 Con Report

Yesterday, I finally finished reading Jo's FANTASTIC Hooded Man 2014 Con Report and decided that it definitely deserved a shout out! In fact, I think I can honestly say that this is the BEST con report I've ever read. Not only does Jo write about the con itself, but she starts a journal to cover the months leading up to the con and includes details of RoS-related excursions that took place before and after the con. These excursions include a trip to Cirencester to see the memorial tree that was planted for Robert Addie last year. While Jo is obviously a Gisburne/Robert Addie fan, there's something to please RoS fans of all persuasions, especially in terms of the anecdotes and photos. One of the things I enjoyed most was Jo's excitement and level of enthusiasm, not to mention her great sense of humour. And she's absolutely adorable as a Nottingham guard.

Serious babbling under cutCollapse )

Jun. 2nd, 2014


Dreamwidth Test Post

I finally succumbed to all the recent paranoia and got a Dreamwidth account. I'm NOT leaving LiveJournal. My main reason for getting a Dreamwidth account was to back up my LJ entries. However, saying that, I have a couple of friends who have left LJ, so being on Dreamwidth will allow me to keep in touch with them. Anywaaaaaay, I'm still trying to get the hang of Dreamwidth, though it's reassuring how much it's like LJ.

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Jun. 1st, 2014


Return of the Groundhog (or Groundhog II)!

I didn't think lightning could strike twice, but, apparently, it can! I was at Edwards Gardens today to do some writing and a spot of reading, when the groundhog made his triumphant return! Well, I'm assuming it's the same groundhog from last year. He was haunting the same area (though I was sitting on a different bench this time) and it seems unlikely that another groundhog would possess the same nerve and courage as the one I saw previously. I'm pretty sure it's the same one. And this time I got pictures! Okay, not brilliant pictures as I only had my cellphone on me, but pictures all the same!Collapse )

May. 28th, 2014


Doors Open 2014

On Sunday, my mom, sister and I decided to visit some of the buildings being featured in this year's Doors Open Toronto. Given the popularity of the Old Don Jail last year, I suggested that we hit the Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre first as it was the place we all wanted to see most. It won't just be me droning on. There are pretty pictures as well.Collapse )

May. 19th, 2014


Some Incriminating Cell Phone Pics

I've been meaning to transfer photos from my cell phone to my laptop for weeks now and finally got around to it today -- probably because it's a holiday. Happy Victoria Day, btw! :-) Because it's me, you so know it's going to be cats.Collapse )

May. 18th, 2014


I Am a Leaf Driven by the Wind...

The Hooded Man is coming...Collapse )

May. 13th, 2014


That's Better

I finally got around to giving my Diogenes' cover art a much needed facelift. It was only fairly recently that I noticed the problems with the original design. They didn't show up on my ancient computer and I guess no one had the heart to tell me how messed up it looked. *g* Of course, if I hadn't dabbled in cover art in the first place, this never would have happened...Collapse )

May. 12th, 2014


Fic: The Griffin

Title: The Griffin (2/2)
Author: Rusty Armour
Fandom: Robin of Sherwood
Characters: Robert of Huntingdon, Will Scarlet, Nasir, Tuck
Category: General, mystical
Rating: PG-13ish
Word Count: 3,196
Summary: Robin has started sleepwalking, but no one knows why. The only clue is the vision of a griffin.
Spoilers: Nothing specific. Mostly general spoilers for the series as a whole.
Notes: This is a present for karen9 to celebrate not only her birthday but her first RoS convention! :-D She’ll be attending The Hooded Man in May. Apologies for not being able to provide the whole story on the big day, karen9. It only took me about two months to deliver. *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. Most of the characters are the property of Richard Carpenter, Robin May, Anthony Horowitz and the RoS production team.

This story can also be found here on AO3.

The conclusion at last! Apologies once again for the delay!Collapse )
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May. 4th, 2014


Another Status Update for "The Griffin"

I'm embarrassed by how long it's taken me, but "The Griffin" is finally complete. I just have to finish typing it, give it a quick read through/revision and code it. To be honest, I'll probably save the read through/revision & coding for tomorrow or the day after. I don't plan to post the conclusion until karen9 has returned from Britain as that's only fair. When I do post the story, I'll also cross-post it on wolfshead and add it to AO3.

Apologies once again for the appalling delay, but reality kept rearing its ugly head. This story also ended up being a tiny bit longer and more complicated than I'd anticipated...but what else is new? *g*


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