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Welcome to my journal. I'm listed as an author under Laurie and laurie_ky. Stories written In the last six months will be marked as NEW. I began writing in 2007, and I find it a very satisfying endeavor.
I was nominated in 2007 for new slash author at Light My Fires Awards and in 2008 for new gen and new slash author. Several of my stories have been nominated for 2008 LMFAs, which thrills me to pieces, and I thank everybody who recommended my stories.

I want to thank the wonderful people who have beta’ed my stories. t_verano who has put in an enormous amount of time and energy and whose thoughtful comments not only help me with the nuts and bolts of grammar, but tutor me in the ways of crafting a story. janedavitt for her assistance and for being so willing to help me with posting as well.

To the readers: Thank you so much for reading my stories. I've found that feedback is very interesting to me, as I learn new things about my own stories that way, but I don't regard it as payment for reading a story. And if you would rather read quietly, that is fine. I did it for mucho years before giving my first comment to an author.


Warnings Policy I think the most fair thing for me to do is to list these warnings/spoilers under a LJ cut on my journal. It seems the best way to balance between those who want or need warnings and those who would like to be surprised where the story goes. On archives or other communities, I will post warnings as per their policies. Multichapter stories will be warned both on the Master Story List and for each chapter. My warnings -- click to see them I'm willing to add to the list if I'm told something was left out that needs a warning.

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Shh. Playing Hooky Today

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So I'm playing hooky today from work. Well, I expect I'll do a boatload of paperwork this evening, (but I'll be watching Once Upon a Time episodes from Netflix) but I slept in, did some writing, drank coffee leisurely and went for a walk down my beautiful holler. I didn't have any apts today, anyway.

I'll probably pay for this later but it was glorious while it lasted.

Laurie

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Home visits. Honestly, you never know WTF is going to happen when you step foot on someone else's property.

So, because I feel a burning need to overshare, here's some things that happened the last two weeks as I went about my appointed rounds as a case manager.

Watching someone vomit as their migraine got the best of them. I got her a cold cloth. Her son was around to help her out, in between running out to get fast food, then cigarettes, then to go see someone about some issue. /end sarcasm
I kept trying to cut my visit short, so she could rest and stop talking, but every time I tried to leave she had something else that she had to tell me, which just was winding her anxiety up. (She was borrowing trouble about a problem that may or may not actually develop). I finally had to kindly insist that she stop talking and rest.

It's raining, it's chilly, and I'm on the leaky porch talking to my client. At the end of the porch where the chairs are there's this big, BIG dog who is soaked and while he's on a chain, I'm within the chain's length. I'm not worried he's going to bite me, although I have been bitten three times by dogs, but I just know he wants to jump up on me. She's holding the dog's collar as he keeps straining to get closer to me. I'd vote for going inside, but her grandkids are in there and she's already said it's a mess because people have been in and out all day, and she hasn't had a chance to clean. She wants to stay on the porch and I almost always do what the client feels comfortable with. She's the matriarch of a large extended family who all live in this trailer park and it's always a zoo over there. Loving, but a zoo.

Finally, the dog wins out, just as I'm getting up to go and yep. He jumps up on me and leaves a big muddy paw print almost the size of my hand on my jeans. He's wet and he shakes himself off, spraying me.

I get a call that one of my clients is quarantined because of a bad Mursa infection. Oh, boy. I can't wait to go back there when the quarantine is lifted.

I go to a client's house, she's not home. I talk with a guy who's staying there, out on the porch. (I do a lot of visits on porches, or out on the lawn) He's a friendly older man who's not entirely with it, and he's telling me all about his health problems, including the bad staph infection on his hand. I encourage him to go to the doctor. He has health insurance but doesn't have the fifteen dollars that would be his copay. He has an income but I think beer is a higher priority than going to the doctor. So I say goodbye and he wants to shake my hand.

"Mmm, no," I say. "I'm not going to shake your hand. You've got a staph infection on it." At least he told me about it, that's something to be grateful for.


When I go to another house, there's this huge spider hanging out in the doorway. There's three doors in this house, but this is the one I'm expected to go in. The spider retreats a bit when I open the screen door, but he's still there as I duck under him. Oh, for a broom.

But the worstbest experience, the one that had me in hysterics when I got back to the office (but not at the client's house, because I can hold that shit together like a boss) was back at the house where the guy with the staph infection was hanging out. And no, he was not involved.

So I'm talking to my client and sitting on the couch. I'm wearing sandals, comfortable, thick sandals, when I feel something lick my toes.

Now I'm used to dogs doing that and I hate it with a passion. It drives me right up the wall. Do not lick my toes, dogs of the world.

So I look down, expecting to see one of their small dogs, since they do have a couple.

What I see is something that can't be a dog, because it's flattened itself out like a rug and is fast disappearing under the couch. There's maybe two inches from the bottom of this couch to the trailer floor, and as my confused brain was taking this in, that a dog couldn't do that, I'm thinking, is it a cat? But no, it's got a square shape and it's too furry somehow, and it's got little black hand things and a thick furry tail that is ringed!

I stick my feet up on the coffee table and I say, rather loudly, "What is that??!!"

My client pulls it out from under the couch where it had almost totally disappeared and holds up a baby raccoon.

Yes, a baby raccoon licked my toes. I do not find this cute. I do not find this acceptable. I think a lot about rabies as she explains what the hell she's doing with it. It and a sibling were washed out in a rain storm and she's taking care of it until it can feed itself. Supposedly the game warden was contacted and they have permission to do this.

So, I finish talking to my client, who was an emotional mess, and I drive back to the office, where I vented my trauma to another case manager, the bastard, because all he did was laugh. I scrub off my toes with rubbing alcohol and seriously think about calling it quits for the day, because -- Trauma!! Baby raccoons licking my toes! But I don't, I keep on working because I need to make productivity for the month.(which I did). I email my supervisors, suggesting that I should get a day off with pay, but that didn't happen.

You know, I can honestly say I don't have a boring job. This wasn't even my first experience with raccoons during home visits. I had a family I saw years ago who had a pet one, an adult, and as I would sit on the edge of the couch, the raccoon would pace on the back of it, back and forth and back and forth and back and...

Laurie

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You would have thought I'd learned my lesson the last time something happened to my documents(they were encrypted by pirates) and my backup system was defunct. I lost a lot of chapters on two stories. So, being properly chastised, I set up a new hard drive for backups, and also started emailing myself the latest copy of what I was working on.

Go me.

Yeah. I dropped the ball and stopped the emailing thing, and then didn't delete old backups to make room for the new ones, so when Libre Open Office ate my last chapter of six thousand words last night, I had nothin'.

Man, I'm so mad at myself for slacking off. Karma comes around.

The only thing I can think happened to my missing chapter was I had highlighted it to see the word count, and somehow when I closed it out it, some glitch made it delete everything that had been highlighted. I'd clicked and ended the highlighting, and I know I did not accidentally delete it. It was there when I went to bed and it was gone in the morning. It's not in some temp file either, or was accidentally saved as another copy. I checked all that. I also did a virus scan, which came up clean.

So, the hard drive's cleaned out, so it should backup tonight, but my email program has decided to not work so I can't mail myself a copy.

Karma is a bitch. So true.

Laurie

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Welcome to My Podfics

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Master Podfic List
Podfics(recorded fan fic or original stories) are permanently housed at Audio Fic Archive and while I post podfics at a variety of communities, these links are to the Audio Fic Archive where I am listed as a reader and author under the tags, reader:laurie and author:laurie. Disclaimer: Not making any money from these and they are transformative in nature. All podfics are recorded with the permission of the author. All podfics read by Laurie (laurie_ky) Podbook covers by cybel, and I thank her very much for her artwork and converting the podfics into M4b format. Podfics listed here will state if they are slash or gen, and the minutes and MP, but links to text can be found by clicking on the link next to the the story title. PLEASE READ THE TEXT FOR ANY WARNINGS! Podfics posted in the last four months will have NEW listed next to them. Sentinel stories written by LaurieCollapse ) Sentinel stories written by SkyeCollapse ) Sentinel stories written by Polly BywaterCollapse ) Sentinel stories written by T. VeranoCollapse ) Sentinel stories written by PsychgirlCollapse ) Sentinel stories written by ArnieCollapse ) Sentinel Stories written by ResonantCollapse ) Sentinel stories written by Jane DavittCollapse ) Sentinel stories written by KarieauthoressCollapse ) Sentinel stories written by Lit GalCollapse ) Sentinel stories written by MabCollapse ) Sentinel stories written by FluterbevCollapse ) The Dresden Files stories written by CCCariocaCollapse )
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Damn you, Bambi!

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I'm having a run of bad luck where deer keep running into my car. This makes about six times now, with one incident last month and one yesterday. My savior at the Collision Center is becoming a buddy and asked if I had a dark cloud following me.

If this keeps up, every bit of the car is going to end up replaced.

And did I ever post that a tree also fell on my car? It broke my windshield and dented the roof.

So, I'll be missing at least a week of work again. I'm not sad about that, I've got tons of stuff to do and will probably end up babysitting a fair amount.

I don't know if the deer died or not. Each time, they bound off back into the woods.

Laurie

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Decisions, Decisions

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I was trying to turn over a new leaf and not just post to LJ to complain about something, but oh, well.

See, I got home at eight pm, after working nine hours and then doing a massive grocery shopping. The rain picked up into a decent little shower when I got home so I only brought one load in and waited till there was a break. I noticed my husband had music on upstairs, but I thought he might be in bed.

So, skip ahead to me getting another load out and he comes downstairs. I tell him about the groceries needing to be brought in. He doesn't help. He goes back upstairs.

I wait for the rain to slow again, bring in the rest of the groceries. He doesn't help.

Mind you, my wrists have been hurting enough that I've been wearing a brace off and on for the last few days. Okay, he has an ankle that bother's him sometimes, but he could have at least helped to put them away.

I'm mad. So, what do you guys think I should do with the beer in the car?

Poll #1969885 What should I do with the beer I generously bought for my husband
This poll is closed.

What should I do with the beer currently sitting in the trunk of the car?

Tell the lazy sod I bought it and if he wants it he needs to go and get it
11(68.8%)
Don't tell him, take it to the lake tomorrow and leave it with a sign saying free beer since my husband couldn't be bothered to help pack the groceries into the house so he can do without it.
4(25.0%)
Bring it in anyway, because he'll probably drink your beer if he's out of his brand.
1(6.2%)


Laurie

So this is the next night. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back here but it was another long work day. It looks like I'm going to make productivity this month, so I'm safe from being sent on the path to be being fired. Yay.

So, this is what I did about the beer. My husband started talking about his very important emails he'd been sending instead of giving me a hand and then stopped and said, "You're not interested."

"No," says I. "I don't give a shit about them. Why the hell didn't you help me put away the groceries? (for the record, I directly asked him to help me, not just hinted there was a chore that needed doing)"

"Blah, Blah Blah about important emails."

"I bought you beer. If you want it, you're going to have to go get it because I'm not."

Him: "Okay, oh, is there any food?"

Me: (exasperated. It's like 9:40 pm or so) I made myself a strawberry milkshake for supper. It's late, didn't you eat?"

Him: "I meant in the car."

Me: NO. I brought it all in.

And so it goes. He did go fetch his beer, I calmed down a little.

I went with option 1, because I was pretty sure he'd ask to drink my beer if I didn't tell him about it. I'd have probably said yes. Not sure if I really would have taken it to the lake and given it to more deserving people, but I guess we'll find out if he doesn't help me the next time I bring beer and groceries home.

Thanks for the responses.

Laurie

Oh

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So I now have an explanation for why I had limited ability to focus this morning, took a five hour nap, and generally felt like I was moving in slo-mo.

Yep, started running a fever now. Now, should I work on finishing our taxes or trying to put together the grill we got for my husband's birthday in January.

Why not do both? Also, I've never watched the Big Bang show before, but there's a marathon on and it's awesome. I've laughed so much for the last hour. Laughter is good for sick people, so win win.

Laurie

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Sentinel Fic | Star-child

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Title: Star-child.
Fandom The Sentinel
Author: Laurie
Artist: Mella68 Link to Mella's Sentinel Big Bang art page
Type: Slash, Rating: Mature
Word count: 12393 words
Warnings: READ THESE, PLEASE. Public sex, D/s dynamics, Off screen medical sexual assault, Dubcon.
Additional Tags, Bonding, Free will bonding, sentinel and guide, Matriarchal society

Read the story at AO3

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Summary: Ranger Jim Ellison of the Space Services is stationed on the planet Homestead for a six month rotation. His duties include handling trade arrangements with the Maven, the isolationist, matriarchal society that governs the planet. Blair Star-child was returned to Homestead following his mother's death, but despite the Maven's attempts to integrate him with his mother's people, he desperately wants to leave. Jim's intrigued by Blair, but he has no intention of falling in love, bonding, or promising Blair anything except sex. As Jim learns, Blair is willing to do anything for the chance to escape. And it's Jim's job to make sure that doesn't happen.

Author's note: This is a dark-toned fic, in my opinion, but I've been told by several readers that they found it hopeful. There is no dubcon between Jim and Blair. It was written for the 2013 Sentinel Big Bang. My thanks go to Mab Browne for beta'ing the story, and to the mods of the Sentinel Big Bang, Patt and Morgan. Finally, there is some fantastic art for this story, from Mella.

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Star-child cont'd
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Ugh. Do not feel like doing anything, really, except collapsing on the couch, but alas.

so. I do this list making for me, to make myself accountable to the universe(sort of, not that the universe probably gives a fig about what I'm up to) and as a time capsule to look back on to see what I was up to at the time. Oh. Dishes and laundry. Yay.

We're going to a big family Thanksgiving and my parent's 60th wedding anniversary celebration tomorrow. Work sucked, but I'm done now and not gonna think about it till Monday. I have to get stuff done.

1. Make Christmas CD's to bring with me for the siblings.(eight plus spouses) WED.
2. Make chocolate chip cookies Forgot to buy eggs. If my daughter doesn't have any to borrow tomorrow morning than I'll have to give it up did it Wed.
3. Make gluten free cookies same as above nope, no eggs
4. If I've got enough peanut butter, then make choc no bake cookies
4. fold laundry
5. Pack clothes
6. Harass the husband into packing his clothes Well, I bugged him and pointed out all the good reasons for doing it tonight, but he didn't do it.
7. Sweep up wood debris
8. Bring in firewood. It's cold and raining out, this will not be fun. It wasn't, but it wasn't horrible, either.
9. Comment on Bev's post
10. Write more on SGU fic chapter four. I did a little. I brought it with me to Ohio.
11. Wash dishes after cookies are made.
12. Beta Nonymos's last chapter to me for Avenger fic. nope. But I brought it with me to Ohio.
13. Pack up Stargate Sg1 DVDs to let my nephew borrow them.
14. Poke at the fire so we don't freeze. Do this a lot.
15. Email T.

On the homefront, we have no running water, but we've got enough hauled from the spring to do us till we get back, the fridge that died on us is in the shop and apparently working fine now, no trace of the Freon leak, which is bloody annoying, because that's the entire reason for hauling it in to town and having it looked at, to find that leak.
I'm feeling a tad grumpy. And sleepy. We might get snow, according to the rumor mill at the grocery store.

Laurie

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Title: Promise in the Days Ahead | Part Two of Every Road Has Two Directions series, and a continuation of Walking the Path Between Welcome and Exile. The earlier story can be found with my LJ tags or at at AO3
Fandom: Avengers Movie Verse
Author: Laurie
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Violence in later chapters
Word Count and link to past chapters WIP. Chapter One - 2,753 words. Chapter Two - 4141 words. Chapter Three - 3388 words.
Pairings and Relationships: Tony Stark/Pepper Potts; Tony Stark/Bruce Banner; Bruce Banner/Natasha Romanov; Clint Barton/Phil Coulson; Steve Rogers/Bruce Banner; Thor Odinson/Jane Foster; Betty Ross/Leonard Samson; Bruce Banner & Avengers; Clint Barton & Avengers; Steve Rogers & Avengers; Tony Stark & Avengers; Thor & Avengers
Characters: Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, Thor Odinson, Natasha Romanov, Phil Coulson, Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Leonard Samsom, Betty Ross, Thaddeus Ross, Samuel Sterns, Serpent Society.

Author's notes: Beta'ed by sparrowhawk17 She's a star. I really appreciate her help.

This story in rough draft is 53,000 words and is currently a WIP with thirteen chapters. I'm going to start posting one chapter a week while I continue to write the story.

Summary: Banner's gone. The Avengers on Earth will do what they can to protect their missing teammate and pave the way for his return. To do so, they're going to have to learn as much as they can about Bruce Banner. Along the way they find themselves learning about each other as well, and the people that were thrown together to stop an alien invasion become a team.

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Bruce
Title: Promise in the Days Ahead | Part Two of Every Road Has Two Directions series, and a continuation of Walking the Path Between Welcome and Exile. The earlier story can be found with my LJ tags or at at AO3
Fandom: Avengers Movie Verse
Author: Laurie
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Violence in later chapters
Word Count and link to past chapters WIP. Chapter One - 2,753 words. Chapter Two - 4141 words.
Pairings and Relationships: Tony Stark/Pepper Potts; Tony Stark/Bruce Banner; Bruce Banner/Natasha Romanov; Clint Barton/Phil Coulson; Steve Rogers/Bruce Banner; Thor Odinson/Jane Foster; Betty Ross/Leonard Samson; Bruce Banner & Avengers; Clint Barton & Avengers; Steve Rogers & Avengers; Tony Stark & Avengers; Thor & Avengers
Characters: Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, Thor Odinson, Natasha Romanov, Phil Coulson, Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Leonard Samsom, Betty Ross, Thaddeus Ross, Samuel Sterns, Serpent Society.

Author's notes: Beta'ed by sparrowhawk17. She's a star.
This story in rough draft is 53,000 words and is currently a WIP with thirteen chapters. I'm going to start posting one chapter a week while I continue to write the story.

Summary: Banner's gone. The Avengers on Earth will do what they can to protect their missing teammate and pave the way for his return. To do so, they're going to have to learn as much as they can about Bruce Banner. Along the way they find themselves learning about each other as well, and the people that were thrown together to stop an alien invasion become a team.

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Chapter Three - Steve Takes Charge
Bruce
Title: Promise in the Days Ahead | Part Two of Every Road Has Two Directions series, and a continuation of Walking the Path Between Welcome and Exile. The earlier story can be found with my LJ tags or at at AO3
Fandom: Avengers Movie Verse
Author: Laurie
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Violence in later chapters
Word Count WIP. Chapter One - 2,753 words.
Pairings and Relationships: Tony Stark/Pepper Potts; Tony Stark/Bruce Banner; Bruce Banner/Natasha Romanov; Clint Barton/Phil Coulson; Steve Rogers/Bruce Banner; Thor Odinson/Jane Foster; Betty Ross/Leonard Samson; Bruce Banner & Avengers; Clint Barton & Avengers; Steve Rogers & Avengers; Tony Stark & Avengers; Thor & Avengers
Characters: Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, Thor Odinson, Natasha Romanov, Phil Coulson, Jane Foster, Darcy Lewis, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Leonard Samsom, Betty Ross, Thaddeus Ross, Samuel Sterns, Serpent Society.

Author's notes: Beta'ed by sparrowhawk17. She's a star.
This story in rough draft is 53,000 words and is currently a WIP with thirteen chapters. I'm going to start posting one chapter a week while I continue to write the story.

Summary: Banner's gone. The Avengers on Earth will do what they can to protect their missing teammate and pave the way for his return. To do so, they're going to have to learn as much as they can about Bruce Banner. Along the way they find themselves learning about each other as well, and the people that were thrown together to stop an alien invasion become a team.

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Chapter Two - Bruce's Message
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Title: Sails Away, to Far and Beyond
Fandon: Stargate Universe, with eventually other stargate characters.
Relationships: Nicholas Rush/Everett Young
Characters: Nicholas Rush, Everett Young, David Telford, Eli Wallace.
Word length: 13,548 words. WIP
Rating: Mature
Summary (for the prologue):Eli's come up with Plan B, in order for all of them to survive the trip to the next galaxy, but Rush and Young are going to have to work together in order to live. They'll deal with the consequences later of what they both are going to have to do.

This story can also be found at AO3

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continued here due to posting limits.
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I've been having what feels like a couple of disorganized months. I've gotten stuff done, but it all feels slapdashed together. I'll ignore the work stuff for now, except to moan that I'm behind on my visits and I don't know if I can catch up. One of the other case managers had to take family medical leave and we're splitting his caseload and his other job duties. So I'll have to be at the office more than normal.

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So the things I'm trying to accomplish for the next month. And some for this weekend.
My never ending lists. And recs for Marvel fic and Stargate Universe and a plea for a beta for my own Stargate Universe fic.Collapse )

On the homefront, there's a ton of housecleaning and projects I need to do.

For the next month:
1. Mud and paint two bedrooms.
2. Sand and polyurethane one bedroom floor.
3. Clean carpets
4. Wash all the dang windows, even those on the second floor. [Bathroom window. It's too dark now]

Now these things I'd like to do this weekend
1. put away all the laundry
2. Wash sheets and remake the beds
3. Sweep and mop the kitchen and bar room floor.
4. Clean bathroom and scrub the mold that wants to make a home on the shower walls off.
5. Wipe out fridge
6. Make a start out of cleaning off one of my tables.
7. Sweep porch.
8. Cut grass? if my husband doesn't do it. We got some new blades.

Fitness stuff.
1. do my goals which means walking 10,000 steps a day and some other stuff. I walked on the treadmill plus the usual stuff and it ended up about six miles. I love my little portable DVD player because I can put it on my treadmill desk and use headphones and watch DVDs while I walk. Or my little work computer for reading fanfic. Ssshhh. Don't tell my bosses I'm using it for fun.

Laurie

Big Bear Auction (Formerly Moonridge)

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This is a Sentinel charity auction, run by alyburns, plus her cohort of hardworking elves. It's for an animal zoo in California. Garett Maggart, who played Blair Sandburg in the Sentinel, has taken an interest in the zoo, and Sentinel fans have been raising money for it for the last ten years.

I've got a story in the auction, which opens today. The information on how the auction works is here at The welcome page for GM for Moonridge There's a couple of different categories and stuff ranges from Sentinel recipe cookbooks to stories to autographed pictures to crafts to offers to do art work.

This is my blurb.

GMSDSF#3: From Laurie (laurie_ky)(holler@duo-county.com): She is offering to everyone who donates $10 to the Zoo, a completed, 20,000 word Sentinel AU Sci-fi story. Jim/Blair. It's a dark-toned fic containing dub-con, a matriarchal culture, public sex, D/s dynamics, mention of past self-harming attempts, and an off-screen medical sexual assault. There is no dub-con between Jim and Blair. Title: Star-child. Summary: Ranger Jim Ellison of the Space Services has pulled duty on the planet of Homestead, the home of the Maven, an intensely matriarchal society that strictly limits their contact with Outlanders. When he gets stuck handling trade arrangements with the Maven, he's intrigued by Blair, a desperate Star-child who is forbidden to leave the Maven. But Jim will return to the Rangers in six months and he has no intention of falling in love, bonding, or promising Blair anything except sex.

This story is also my Sentinel Big Bang contribution this year, and will be available to the public sometime in October or November.

Laurie
Together by La Petite Kikie
Title: A Fair Distance: Comes a Time. Chapter Seventeen. Epilog to follow on the next post due to size restrictions.
Fandom The Sentinel
Author: Laurie
Type: Slash
Rating: PG-17 (for the series)
Word count: 16,532 words
Warnings: Link to warnings for the entire series

Written for Sentinel Thursday Challenge 123. Epiphany
Beta’ed by t_verano. She's been with me every step of the way on this journey since 2007, when I threw Blair in jail and went, well, now what?

A Fair Distance baner



Summary for A Fair Distance: A year after Blair left Jim, and Cascade, they meet again in a small Tennessee town. Blair's been arrested and is being held for questioning at the request of the Cascade PD.

This is the third and final arc to the story, and the two earlier arcs, A Fair Distance: Running on Empty and A Fair Distance: Ball and Chain, as well as several time stamps, can be located at my LJ here or at Artifact Storage Room 3 here or at AO3 here. I believe that AO3 has a nifty feature that allows you to download onto E-readers.



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His True Colors Fanmix

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Link to the Text (His True Colors)

I started reading His True Colors by Nonymos and was instantly hooked. This is an Avengers 2012, 103,000 word fic that centers on the relationship between Bruce and the rest of the Avengers, between Clint and Bruce, between Bruce and Loki, and between Thor and Loki. It's an emotional story, full of poor communication, desperate decisions, and people burning their bridges while doing what they think is the right thing to do.

My mixes express the emotions I feel. I've created ones about my kids, my job, and sometimes about stories I've written or read. The songs are building blocks, and each one is carefully chosen to express a character's emotions, or my perception of a situation. When I've finished, I've got something that is more than a list of songs. Well, to me I do. It's kind of a compulsion sometimes, to do this.

So, I felt a strong compulsion to do a mix for His True Colors and Nonymos said go for it. There are forty songs in this mix, and each song is illustrated by partial lyrics, a link to the full lyrics, a passage from the story in chronological order that ties the song to the narrative, and a short note by me about the qualities of the music and/or lyrics that made me go, “That one. That says what Bruce is feeling,” or is a comment on a character's actions.

A note of warning. Well, two actually. Reading the post will spoil you for the story. Also, Nonymos is the Queen of Cliffhangers. In order for new readers to re-create the tense atmosphere those of us who read the story as it was being posted experienced, stop after every cliff hanger and bite your nails for three days before reading the next chapter.

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Today is not my day, apparently

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I'm taking my husband, who doesn't drive, to a doctor's apt this afternoon. So I took a sick day, and was looking forward to a relaxed morning. I was going to walk on the treadmill and read at the same time, (my new favorite thing to do), and write some more on the Sentinel Big Bang.

Instead, I woke up to the electricity being off and my glasses were missing.

It's hot here, it was in the middle nineties yesterday and it will be that hot today, so we've got the AC on. The electric did come back on about a half hour ago. Now I discovered that the water is out. Oh, Joy.

And my glasses. I was actually feeling like crying about losing them, I kept retracing my steps, looking into everything, the trash, the laundry, under furniture, the freezer and refrig, window sills, couch cushions, even places that I know I didn't go near last night.

My husband helped me look for them. Nada. So, after three and a half hours of fruitlessly, hopelessly looking, guess where they turned up.

I was just formulating a theory that maybe my husband picked them up and put them somewhere, but I hesitated to bring it up, because I didn't want to blame him if it was my own fault they'd been misplaced.

I'd looked by his computer, and was checking the bedroom dresser and my bedside table and the sheets and comforter when he said, "Does this look like them? He'd found them on the shelves by his side of the bed. I don't go anywhere near there to get into bed. He had gotten up in the middle of the night, and, apparently, found my glasses and thought they were his and stuck them there.

And didn't remember doing it, I guess. I remember when he came back into the room, cause he scared the crap out of me. Just saw a dark silhouette and I freaked.

On one hand, I'm very relieved I have my glasses again. On the other hand, the whole morning was shot.

Well, the water is fixed now, and we're going to be late to the doctor's office because he still hasn't jumped in the shower.

I sure hope the afternoon is less frustrating.

Laurie

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Jim and Blair in the kitchen
Title: A Fair Distance: Comes a Time. Chapter Sixteen (part one. part two follows).
Fandom The Sentinel
Author: Laurie
Type: Slash
Rating: PG-17 (for the series)
Word count: 12393 words
Warnings: Link to warnings for the entire series

Written for Sentinel Thursday Challenge 157: Contact
Beta’ed by t_verano. We're coming to the end of this story and you've been such a huge part of it. Thank you.


A Fair Distance baner



Summary for A Fair Distance: A year after Blair left Jim, and Cascade, they meet again in a small Tennessee town. Blair's been arrested and is being held for questioning at the request of the Cascade PD.

This is the third and final arc to the story, and the two earlier arcs, A Fair Distance:Running on Empty and A Fair Distance: Ball and Chain, as well as several time stamps, can be located at my LJ here or at Artifact Storage Room 3 here or at AO3 here. I believe that AO3 has a nifty feature that allows you to download onto E-readers.


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Cont'd on next post due to size of the chapter. Part Two
from Zelempa, DS
The Effects of Hypothermia Upon the Heart Podfic Cover

Title The Effects of Hypothermia Upon the Heart
Author Laurie
Reader Laurie
Cover Artist: Cover adapted from art work by zelempa,
Fandom Due South
Rating and Warnings Teen and up.
CharactersBenton Fraser/Ray Kowlaski, Buck Frobisher, Robert Fraser
Reader's notes: I bid on art work by zelempa, four glorious pages of comic book style illustrations from the story. They're located at the end of the text.

There's both a music and non-music version available from MediaFire. If you have any trouble downloading, please let me know.

Author's Summary: Set during Call of the Wild, Ray Kowalski struggles with hypothermia and what to do now that Fraser's old partner has returned and reclaimed his rightful life. Ray Kowalski might be half-frozen on this Canadian mountain, but at least he's got his partner to keep him warm.

Music version
Music version time: 01:15:31 minutes
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Non-music version
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Gambling at home

woman in the woods
So I thought I'd try something different instead of just making a list of chores to do.

I put a bunch of categories on slips of paper and had my husband draw four out. I plan on doing what's listed on the first slip for an hour, etc. Some things are fun. Some are chores. Some are interesting. Some really aren't (scrubbing the shower, I'm looking at you.)

I have to take time out to cook supper, but other than that, here's my first four rounds. Then I'll do it again, and I put all the categories back in the cup.

Round One: Online shopping

I read up on Kindle Fires for an hour. I dunno. I would like to get one someday IF I can get on the web and read LJ, stories on archives like AO3, maybe even some ebooks (I understand there's lots of free ones or you can get them from the library.) Also, maybe watching movies. I want to place it on the treadmill so I can increase my exercise time without reducing the time I now spend reading or doing web research. Maybe read while on the couch. The slimness is appealing, because I could prop it on the treadmill and I can't do that with a laptop. I don't think. Maybe I should check and see if there are laptop holders for treadmills, because then I might be able to use my little work netbook.

Also, I gather you have to pay for a data plan? That I'm not sure about either, because we pay for our Internet through the phone company, and we have a wireless router. Anybody have any thoughts about Kindles, I'd be pleased to hear them


Okay, I ordered a book and laptop holder for the treadmill. If I can get what I want with it and my work netbook, then that will be great.

Round Two: Watch TV and practice wood burning or crotchet

I practiced wood burning. I'm going to transfer the markings of how tall are kids were at different ages from a 2 x 4 to the edge of a wooden wall and I'm going to wood burn the information.

Also, watched the Incredible Hulk episodes while I did that, cooked supper and did the chores in round three. I never get tired of watching that show. I felt validated again about making Jack McGee and David Banner lovers in my story, For I Believe in Harbors at the End because David has a habit of touching the hair of people he's attracted to. It's very sweet. I've seen him do it with two women and Jack now. He'll tuck a loose lock behind an ear, and use a finger to comb through bangs and hair next to faces and carefully trail a finger down their face or pet their forehead. Jack was passed out from an injury and David was checking the cut on his head but that was just an excuse. No, really. The cut was on the other side of Jack's head from where David kept running his fingers through Jack's floppy hair, and he was petting him. That's like reason 47 why I adore this show.


Round Three: Do inside work.

Washed dishes, cleaned kitchen and put away food from supper, swept floor, mopped floor, washed some windows, wiped off pictures and electronics and other things that were gathering dust, sorted through some junk on the table and the mail.

Round Four. Walk.

Walked two miles, not very fast (an hour, but the incline was fairly high), supposedly 450 calories.

It's eleven o'clock, I've time for one more drawing. And the winner is... READ. YAY!

I already had washed up dishes, done the sink and counters and stove. I've been trying to write, haven't been very successful. Maybe writing will come up in the next bunch of rounds. I'm going to do this tomorrow, too.

Laurie

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and So. Usual story, too much I want to do and not enough time. Doing lists helps me get shit done and doing them in my journal helps me to stay accountable to myself. Probably that's ex-catholic guilt training, but it works, so I'm fine with keeping it.

I got off to a slow start today, slept in. I put in my hours at work by last night, and I was going to clean the neighbors house today but he wants me to do it tomorrow instead. So this feels like a free day, except I can't really let it totally be a free day. We have a friend coming for the weekend and a daughter and baby and son-in-law coming on Sunday evening and there's lots to do. Also, working on the house again and lots of stuff to do about that.

So. the list. Some is stuff I didn't get done last weekend. This list is for now through Sunday till my daughter gets here.

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Laurie

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I'm leaving my evening to chance

woman in the woods
Okay, I've got five things I could do for the next couple of hours and really, I want to do all of them. I don't feel like making a decision so I'm going for a lottery.

I've written the following on pieces of paper, folded them and thrown them in a bowl.
I'm going to pick one to do till I go to bed.

1. Read.(fanfic)
2. Write. (Avengers. A sequel to an earlier story. Oh why are you being difficult, story?)
3. Walk on treadmill and watch The Avengers movie
4. Do paperwork for my job. Mostly filling out mileage sheets
5. Edit podfic


Okay. Time out while I do this.

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Laurie

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Things to do list and pics

woman in the woods
Since all the cool kids are doing it today,(wneleh), and so far I've not got much done except go back to sleep, I thought I'd make myself a Sunday to do list.

IMG_0561

!. That's Hugo, my second grandbaby. His eyes are so cool. They're mostly grey, with a dark grey ring in the iris with a mixture of grey and hazel/light brown in the inner circle.

I want to do a mix for him, like I did for his cousin. I'm going to call it Mother Nature's Son, because this kid loves, loves, loves dirt and leaves. I want to add a couple of songs to the list today.

Chores
2. Deposit recycling stuff into the containers.
3. spot clean the fridge.
4. spray paint a cute little shelf I put together the other day.
5. Haul the freshly painted desk upstairs.
6. Finish organizing my tools.
7. Order birthday presents and woodburning tool
8. Pay bills
9. Spray paint my two dollar plastic watering can with the fake copper spray paint. It really does look real.
10. Move stuff out of a closet so it can be drywalled.
11. Go through my clothes and bag up the ones I can't use, hang up the rest.
12. Move stuff from a cabinet to another place, and move the cabinet into a guest bedroom that's going to have a sewing and craft area along one wall.
13. Edit podfic for two hours. 30/58 minutes edited on file five.
14. Wash dishes, scrub sink, stove and little oven
15. Vacuum.
16. dump vinegar in coffee machine and run a couple of carafes of water through it

Not Chores

1. Read up and daydream about Kindle Fire. And be honest with myself. If I get one will it motivate me to walk more on the treadmill.
2. Walk on treadmill while watching The Avengers.
3. Write more of my current Avengers story. At least finish the scene between Clint, Tony and Steve on the rooftop of Stark Tower.
4. Post pics of Easter and Babyfest on LJ.
5. Ditto on Facebook.
6. Download podfics and load on the Ipod.
7. Post my Due South Podfic on DW. LJ and AO3.

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Laurie

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The weather yesterday and today is cold, rainy, and grey. I keep debating about firing up our woodstove or not. It's currently 64 degrees in the house and I've got on two sweatshirts. I've got some chores to do, although I don't feel that great. For a change, I'm not going to list them but I hope they won't take the rest of the day. I did some writing this morning on an Avengers fic, and I'd like to start tackling the Sentinel Big Bang tonight. Maybe do some podfic editing, too.

I went on a walk on May first down my holler and behind the cut are some pictures of my holler and the wildflowers I saw that day.

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Laurie

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It's Maymorning!

woman in the woods
It's Maymorning, and I'm alive again.

I love this song by Runrig, and I played it this morning. I intend to play it every May 1st as long as I'm alive.

If you don't know the song, it's just wonderful, so full of joy. This youtube version is from their concert, Live at Stirling Castle, the 30th anniversary of the band. The lead singer is Bruce Guthro, who took over from Donnie Munro and according to the other members of the band, saved the band from breaking up. I think he's a doll.

Maymorning by Runrig. Live at Stirling Castle

Now I'm off to walk down my holler and enjoy the wildflowers and the new leaves on the trees and the warm weather.

Laurie

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True Colors fanmix for Every Thirty Days small version



True Colors

An Avengers EMH Bruce/Clint mix based on Every Thirty Days


Long, Long Way From Home | Foreigner
Jim Dandy to the Rescue | The Wright Brothers
Nowhere Man | The Beatles
"If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out" | Cat Stevens
Ring of Fire | Adam Lambert
Shooting Star | Bob Dylan
No Need to Argue | The Cranberries
Against The Grain" | City and Colour
Dream a Little Dream of Me | Mama Cass
Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten | Arvo Part (composer) Dennis Davis, S. Stuttgart
American Tune | Eva Cassidy
I Could Be There For You | Eisley
True Colors |Eva Cassidy
Hello, Goodbye | The Beatles
Lover of the Light | Mumford and Sons
We Can Work It Out | The Beatles
Love Me Do | The Beatles
Fever | Fishtank Ensemble
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy | Sarah Mclachlan
You ain't Goin' Nowhere | Bob Dylan



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litgal Jim holding Blair up the wall
Title: A Fair Distance: Comes a Time. Chapter Fifteen.
Fandom The Sentinel
Author: Laurie
Type: Slash
Rating: PG-17 (for the series)
Word count: 5137 words
Warnings: Link to warnings for the entire series

Written for Sentinel Thursday Challenge 233. Prejudice.
Beta’ed by t_verano. Thanks so much, sweetpea.



A Fair Distance baner




Summary for A Fair Distance: A year after Blair left Jim, and Cascade, they meet again in a small Tennessee town. Blair's been arrested and is being held for questioning at the request of the Cascade PD.

This is the third and final arc to the story, and the two earlier arcs, A Fair Distance:Running on Empty and A Fair Distance: Ball and Chain, as well as several time stamps, can be located at my LJ here or at Artifact Storage Room 3 here or at AO3 here. I believe that AO3 has a nifty feature that allows you to download onto E-readers.


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A Fair Distance. Comes a Time. Chapter Sixteen
Bruce Banner
Every 30 days cover for LJ

Author: Laurie laurie_ky
Artist: allofthefandoms
Fandom: Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Characters/Pairings: Bruce Banner/Clint Barton | Hulk/Clint Barton (Hawkeye) | Steve Rogers (Captain America)| Tony Stark (Iron Man)| Janet Van Dyne (Wasp)| T'Challa (Black Panther)| Thor | Jane Foster | Maria Hill | Stephen Strange (Doctor Strange)| Leonard Savage |(Doc Savage) Theresa Rouke Cassidy(Siryn) | Basil Sandhurst (The Controller) | Bobbi Morse (Mockingbird)
Rating/Category: NC-17/Slash
Genre: | Romance | Action | AU
Word Count: 63,900 words
Warnings Brief mention of past child abuse, past torture. Depression.
Author's notes : Some characters that didn't appear in the show are borrowed from Marvel comics. The science is comic book science, for the most part. Doctor Strange's incantations are quoted from the comics. The book Bruce reads is Dark Matter: Poems of Space edited by Maurice Riordan and Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Thank you to Allofthefandoms for her cheerleading and for the dramatic art she created for the story. It was appreciated, chicka. I'd also like to thank our mod, Spikedluv, for all of her hard work. She made it look effortless. This story was beta'ed by lettered, and I cherish all the comments and the analysis of my writing style. Thank you; I've learned so much from you.

Summary: Bruce Banner's a fugitive genius professor who could pass as a homeless kid. He's also a puzzle that Clint Barton can't quite figure out. So he gives Banner a hard time, hoping to see some honest reactions from him. Still, Clint volunteers to babysit Banner and take him where he wants to go when Hulk lets Banner out once a month. Clint does it as a favor for Hulk, his good friend. After all, Hulk is a fellow Avenger. Banner, he's not an Avenger. Clint made that clear to him.

But when Banner starts refusing to take his day off, Clint decides it's been too long since he's seen Banner's freckled face.

Link to chapters Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three | Chapter Four |Chapter Five | Chapter Six | Chapter Seven | Chapter Eight and Epilogue
Story on AO3
Link to art master post: Allofthefandom's Master Post on LJ | Allofthefandoms's art post on AO3
David Banner
for-I-believe-b  revised story banner

Teaotter's story banner

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Gryphon2k's fanmix cover

Title:For I Believe in Harbors at the End
Author:Laurie laurie_ky
Artists:teaotter | gryphon2k
Fandom:The Incredible Hulk (TV show)
Characters/Pairings:David Bruce Banner/Jack McGee | Mark Roberts | Stella Verdugo | Emerson Fletcher | Annie Caplan (Cassidy)
Rating/Category: NC/17/Slash
Genre: Romance | AU |Drama
Word Count:~ 59,500 words
Warnings None
Author Notes: The title is a quote from Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe. Some of the conversation betweeen Jack and David on Diane's island is from the show.
I very much appreciate Teaotter's beautiful story banner and Gryphon2K lovely chapter headings and fanmix. Spikedluv did a wonderful job of running this community, and she has my gratitude.

Summary: Jack McGee, reluctant tabloid reporter, tracked the Hulk for years; meeting amnesiac John Doe might be a lead to the green monster. John thinks Jack looks familiar, but John's face is bandaged, so Jack can't identify him. Hoping to stir John's memories, Jack charters a plane to LA, to see a specialist in amnesia. When the plane crashes into dangerous wilderness, though, it's the start of a different relationship between the two men until Jack witnesses John Doe transforming into the Hulk to save Jack.

Now, he's even more intrigued with capturing the Hulk. But then John calls him one day, desperate. If Jack helps the man he'd been lovers with on that mountain, maybe John will finally give up the secret of his real identity to Jack.

Link to chapters on LJ: |Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three | Chapter Four | Chapter Five: Part A | Chapter Five: Part B | Chapter Six |Epilogue

Story on AO3 | Link to smallfandombang
Link to art master post: | Teaotter's Master Post LJ | Teaotter's Master Post on DW | Art on Ao3
Link to art master post: | Gryphon2K's Master Post on LJ | Gryph's art post on AO3

Disclaimers

These stories and podfics are fanfiction or read from fanfiction based on original characters that do not belong to me. I consider fanfiction to be transformative in nature. There is no profit made on these stories or podfics.

All comments and feedback welcome, and that includes constructive criticism. If you prefer to email, I can be reached at holler (at) duo-county.com

Laurie

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