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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. Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse ) Collapse )
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Sharing a vid gift with the Sentinel fandom.



I'm so pleased to share this wonderful vid done for me by a gracious lady who goes by several name. I'm honestly not sure which one to use here, so I'm going with the name she used on youtube, littlehypernori. I know she's got an LJ, too, but I think the earlier emails with that name have been eliminated.

The Sentinel was the first fandom I ever participated in, and I cut my writing teeth and learned about podficing here. I met some wonderful folks in this fandom, and I hope to join in on one of the Big Bangs to finish my last Sentinel series some day.

When I watch this video, not only am I reminded strongly about why I liked Jim and Blair as a couple and as friends so much, I also think about the people who I met in this fandom.  I always thought when I got older I'd have more time for personal hobbies but I'm afraid in my case that hasn't proved true. As a point in case, I really should have posted this weeks ago, and I apologize for the late entry.

So thank you, K.R. for doing this for me, and thanks to all of you who've I met through LJ and through writing and listening and reading in this fandom. Take care,

Laurie
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I feel a strange inclination to post another to do list

Hello?

Long time no see?

I was kidnapped by life and I've now tunneled my way free?

Yeah. I got nothin'.

Briefly lots of stuff has happened that has kept me superbusy.

New grandbabies (I've got four now, a just turned five year old boy, Poplar, an almost four year old boy, Hugo, a sixteen month old baby girl, Meridian Rose, and a four month old baby girl named Juniper Anne. The Anne is after me, and I teared up when I was told)

A new job. And for a while I was still working part time at the old job and full time at the new job. I've been at the new one for two months, and I'm getting the hang of it. It's more pay, better working conditions for me since I've got asthma now and I don't have to breathe in second hand smoke, or get triggered by the things in people's homes that set off my allergies which set off the asthma.

Lots of stuff to do at home. Some of which I've actually gotten done. More stuff that hasn't gotten done, and I was very, very lazy yesterday, which felt great, since it was a rainy day and basically all I did was cook and make cookies and write. So I'm going to have to do some catching up today. For some reason I do better at completing my to do lists when I put them in a post.

So, here goes.

1. Make list. And as a bonus I've finally posted again on LJ. Thanks, Snailbones, for checking to see if I was still above ground and kicking. T Verano, baby, I've owed you a long email and it's on the to-do list also.

2. Laundry: A. Wash and dry; B. Fold; C. Put it away. I always get hung up on B and C.

3. Dishes

4. Vacuum

5. Dust. (I've really let that slip and I'm supposed to do it daily)

6. Scrub the shower including the shelves.

7. Plant the flowers in the pots. All my impatiens died. So sad, and that's never happened before. It might be because it was cold and rainy after I planted them for weeks..

8. Put vinegar in the coffee machine and clean it out. This will have to wait until the decaff coffee I now drink is gone.

9. Go for a walk outside.(I did two miles and ate a bug) I've been rocking this lately with my new work schedule, since I don't have to leave for work until 12:45pm so I have time in the am to walk.

10. Walk on the treadmill and finish watching Pacific Rim. I love the two scientists in the story. (I walked another mile and ran out of time to finish watching it)

11. Finish planting the garden, which will include some weeding.

12. Cut the window trim and nail those suckers on the wall. I actually managed to mostly accomplish a big project, which was finishing up a bedroom so that people can actually sleep in it. Just have the window trim to finish now. Electric needs to be done also, but that part isn't my department.

12. Call Holly about doing a trash run. With my new job schedule, it's hard for me to do it. (talked about it with my husband and he did the calling)

14. Check on my audio files for the podfic I've been glacially slow at completing and email the buyer (it was for Moonridge years ago) and let her know that I haven't totally abandoned it and her. I needed new earplugs and I did get them ordered.

15. Strip the bed and wash the sheets.

16. Re-organize the hall closet and put away all the Christmas stuff in it. Yes, Christmas stuff. Yes, I'm seriously behind on a lot of stuff. IN my defense, changing jobs meant changing insurance for me and my husband and it was a very time consuming process. Also, lots of birthdays and births going on. I stayed with my daughter who has the newest baby for a week. Also, she got married last October and I helped with that. Really nice wedding and her husband is a wonderful addition to the family.

17. Write more on my latest story. It's a very rough SGU one, and I haven't posted any of it here. I've decided to stop posting the actual stories I'm still writing here, just the links to AO3.

18. Update posts on my stories on LJ.

18. Email back people I need to talk to and reply to any comments for stories.

Of course, if I need to babysit for my daughter, who lives a five minute walk from here, all of the above goes out the window. And I do babysit a lot on the weekends, and we've had a fair amount of company here for holidays and weekend visits.

So, I've got about eleven hours to get this list done. Let's see how I do.

Missed you guys and I was too busy to participate in the Sentinel Big Bang this year, which is the first time I've had to give it a pass. I'm pretty much done with writing in that fandom, but I do still have a series I want to complete sometime. Maybe for the next one.

There were certain assumptions I had about getting older, which I've found were dead wrong. Number one was that I'd have more time to do things. Not so much, I've found out. I'm super busy all the time. Yesterday was a fluke in that I just basically chilled and wrote while my husband and I watched a NCIS marathon and listened to the rain pour down.
Another assumption is that I wouldn't need as much sleep. Nope, I actually need all the sleep hours. I actually have sleep apnea, and have to use a breathing machine, but man, it has made such a difference in my exhaustion levels.

I'm getting close to retirement age (sixty-two next birthday) but the reality is that I need to keep working because living off my social security would be tough and my 401K goes up and down like a yo-yo. I'm gonna shoot for working till I'm seventy, if I can. My new job is much less stressful, although it's fast paced while I'm there. It was a good choice to move and the job fell into my lap. I wasn't even job hunting, I called up an old co-worker on behalf of one of my clients and she offered me a job when she asked how work was going. I had jokingly said, "Oh, you know, overworked and underpaid," and she said, "Well, I have a job." Turns out she had the resignation letter of a staff member who had been screwing off there on her desk that day and it took me about 30 seconds of asking questions to decide to go for it. I filled out the application that Friday and emailed it in and had an interview and was hired the next Tuesday. I miss my old co-workers and my clients, but I don't miss the stress and the constant way they kept shoehorning more and more work on us without compensating us. I left with about 45 hours of unpaid work and I was denied three months of mileage (yeah, I should have been better at turning it in, in hindsight, but I spent all my work time doing more important paperwork for the job. I regret that now) I had worked there for twenty-three years.

Okay, time to stop drinking coffee and get this list accomplished. I can watch some Netflix shows while I wash the dishes and fold laundry. That's about the only time I have to watch TV, since I'm at work most evenings.

Laurie
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Stargate Universe Fic: Sails Away, to Far and Beyond

An update.

Title: Sails Away, to Far and Beyond *Chapter Eighteen
Fandon: Stargate Universe, with stargate characters From Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis.
Relationships: Nicholas Rush/Everett Young; Camile Wray/Sharon
Characters: Nicholas Rush, Everett Young, and many others.
Word length: 228,184 words. WIP It's an epic.
Rating: Mature

Tags/warnings
eventual bonding; bonding; Ascension; Ancient Tech; Kidfic; Post season two of SGU; Sharing a Bed; memories of torture and death; mild physical domination; Hypnotism; Snuggling; body swapping; Nightmares; comfort in late night mess halls; unwitting dub-con; Sleepwalking; Sexsomnia; dream memories of the beginning of a sexual assault; dream memories of being drugged; Loss of a Baby, Fever, Drowning

Summary: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.

At Stargate Command, something forces the iris open. A strange entity stumbles through, connecting Destiny with Earth's survival.

This story can be found at AO3

Laurie
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Welcome to My Journal


2007 LMFA New Slash Author Nominee 2007 LMFA New Slash Author Nominee



LMFA Nominee 2008 LMFA New Gen and Slash Author Nominee, Four Slash Story Categories Nominee






MASTER FICTION LIST for THE SENTINEL



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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Stargate Universe Fic: Sails Away, to Far and Beyond

I've been amiss in posting updates to current stories I'm writing. Thought I'd try to rectify that problem.

Title: Sails Away, to Far and Beyond *Chapters One -- Seventeen.
Fandon: Stargate Universe, with stargate characters From Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis.
Relationships: Nicholas Rush/Everett Young; Camile Wray/Sharon
Characters: Nicholas Rush, Everett Young, and many others.
Word length: words. 205,021 words. WIP It's an epic.
Rating: Mature

Tags/warnings
eventual bonding; bonding; Ascension; Ancient Tech; Kidfic; Post season two of SGU; Sharing a Bed; memories of torture and death; mild physical dominaton; Hypnotism; Snuggling; body swapping; Nightmares; comfort in late night mess halls; unwitting dub-con; Sleepwalking; Sexsomnia; dream memories of the beginning of a sexual assault; dream memories of being drugged; Loss of a Baby

Summary: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.

At Stargate Command, something forces the iris open. A strange entity stumbles through, connecting Destiny with Earth's survival.

This story can be found at AO3

Laurie
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Unpaid Emotional Labor

So I don't post much anymore. Never seems to be enough time and most of the time I don't think what's going on in my life is that interesting to anybody else. Sometimes I used to post a list of chores I needed to do but that was mostly to motivate myself and for a laugh if I looked back at it years later. Yep, took me three years to finish that chore.

I do need to post links to story updates to AO3, but that's not what I'm doing right now in this post.

No, I was reading about some meta on unpaid emotional labor, and the meta is interesting but the comments to it are gold. They are unsettling, and insightful, and one of those things that makes you go - Yes, so there's a name for all that shit that I do and I'm not alone in feeling resentful sometimes that it's mostly dumped in my lap.

Meta and comments, (lots of them) on Unpaid Emotional Labor

The original post is linked at the beginning of the comment post, which was on another site. I found it fascinating to read the comments (I admit freely I didn't read all of them, it was too exhausting).

And I'm feeling pissed off because tonight and tomorrow I will be performing exactly what this article talks about, but it's work related.

I spent time this evening going to the store to buy ingredients for our quarterly Employee Appreciation Lunch. I then did the prep work to make nachos tomorrow in our office kitchen. Tomorrow, on our unpaid lunch hour, I will cook. I will clean. My fellow employees are all doing the same thing, everybody will bring a dish to share.

Why am I bitching about this, you might ask? Because, this is something we've been told to participate in, it's an Employee Appreciation Lunch and the employees are doing all the work for it and paying for it and somehow the appreciation part just seems to not really exist. Whoever's anniversary date of employment is in this quarter will probably be given a pen and a photocopied, "Yay, look how long you've been working here" certificate. Jesus Fucking Christ, buy us some pizzas instead, Employers, or give us a fucking cost of living raise. Then I'd feel appreciated.

So, since I'm feeling angry and like a ninja, I'm going to be all passive-aggressive and I'm going to count my time and money spent on groceries and the lunch hour tomorrow as paid time. Since I keep track of my hours I can squeeze it in.

Now, we do have birthday celebrations and a Thanksgiving dinner, but that comes from us peons. I'm okay with that. I can opt out of that if I want but I won't. I actually do like cooking and getting together for a little break. But don't tell me I'm appreciated as an employee and then make me give myself the present.

Laurie
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The new grandbaby. She's four months old now, so this pic is from two months ago. She and her parents and brother live about .2 of a mile from me, so we see them weekly, and I usually babysit during the weekend, so my daughter can do her job (from home, she's a mapmaker).

I sing to her a lot. Luckily, she's not much of a critic.

Lullaby of the Day: (well, yesterday. If she was here right now, I wouldn't have time to do this) Angeline the Baker by Crooked Still

Laurie
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Promise in the Days Ahead Chapters 1-12. WIP. | Avengers Movie Universe.

Note: I've decided to stop posting chapters in my LJ and just do story announcements. The story at AO3, up to Chapter Twelve

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 at AO3
Fandom: Avengers Movie Verse
Author: Laurie
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Violence in later chapters
Pairings and Relationships: Tony Stark/Pepper Potts; Tony Stark/BruceBanner; 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.

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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Crossing Orbits | Sentinel AU Fic

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Title: Crossing Orbits
Fandom The Sentinel
Author: Laurie
Artist: Virgina Sky
Beta: Merlin
Cheerleader: Pattrose
Type: Slash, Rating: Mature
Word count: 16,423 words
Warnings: Semi-public sex, Drowning, Nudity in the artwork
Additional Tags: AU, Sci-fi, Aliens, Jail, Bonding, Unintentional bonding, Sentinel and guide.
Author's Notes: This story was written for Caro Dee as part of the Big Bear charity auction (formerly known as Moonridge), and for the 2014 Sentinel Big Bang. My appreciation goes out to Caro for her patience and willingness to support the zoo, Virgina for the lovely art work, Merlin for beta'ing the story, Morgan and Pattrose for running the big bang, and also to Pattrose for cheerleading.

The story at AO3
The story at the Sentinel Big Bang comm on LJ. The 2014 Sentinel Big Bang Master List

Summary: Jimajamesell, First Heir to House Ellison meets B'lair of the Travelers while both are incarcerated on a planet far from their respective homes.