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rachelautumn
29 January 2017 @ 03:07 pm
New thoughts for new times. (Isn't it exciting?)Read more...Collapse )
 
 
rachelautumn
08 December 2016 @ 10:38 am
Hello Dear People!

I haven't been around much, so I wanted to wish everyone whatever fun and fairy lights can be found out there these days. I will NOT get down this winter, no matter what lunar landscape I seem suddenly to be living on. (Note to self: Can this be shortened for use as mantra?)

I've gotten swept up in translating a Cruel!snape fic from the German. (One reason I'm so busy. I've also just about found my first paid job in years, so freaked out.). This new vocabulary list is very different from the ones I had at school. Haha! Does anyone else ever translate from another language? I find that German comes out stilted and yet hysterical if I don't turn it on it's head and bang until all the pauses come out in different places.

Anyway, I have not abandoned Merlin. I've been beavering away at my bridges piece and should have all three parts finished, if not good exactly. Still here!

Joy to all!
 
 
rachelautumn
17 June 2016 @ 01:35 pm
I was wondering what the scare factor for L and the D was? After Cam's lovely and hilarious shower of twinkliness I took heart. (I don't think I could bear another Damien...I'm still trying to force myself to watch him lose his soul in the last episode.). So maybe just atmospheric? Also some accidental nudity? Haha.

Ahem. So I am in a tizzy Tumblr! ThoughtsCollapse )
 
 
rachelautumn
10 May 2016 @ 11:04 pm
Oh lovely people. Have you ever orphaned a work by mistake? I do far too much fandom stuff while walking a very large and stubborn dog and I somehow contrived to orphan something by mistake when he yanked me. I"m shocked at how sad it makes me when you consider that someone reads this work about...oh I don't know...once a year. Lol

I forgot to mention to anyone paying attention to my cousin's meshugah wedding situation: The show is Arranged and their episodes started today at 10 EST on FYI. (Ben and Vicky) If you see it, I may appear towards the end as a frowsy and jet lagged person wearing stockings with the seam showing.
 
 
rachelautumn
08 May 2016 @ 04:08 pm
Happy Mother's Day if that's something that you do! And if there's a tinge of sadness in there for whatever reason, here's a hug from me () :)
 
 
 
rachelautumn
06 May 2016 @ 10:23 am
I've heard there's a post-in-May-encouragathon, so, you know, I am in favor of encouragement.

Is anyone else just now starting a Damien watch? For a long time my love of Bradley James fought with my fear of Horror, but now Bradley love has won, obviously. And I am very far behind!

I've heard the show gets better and better. Now it seems a bit rushed. They've killed off the first love interest already? I love the Rottweilers and I don't believe for a minute that they're evil. Ditto Bradley. I suppose I will have to see him go bad in the end. Dread, dread.
 
 
rachelautumn
After I got the list Rotrude was kind enough to prepare of all these lovely books that she read, I picked The Swan Maker as the one for me, and hied off to the local bookstore.

They have a cat who is famous in Japan, a koi pond and a painfully tiny Sci-Fi/Fantasy corner. They had never heard of The Swan Maker, though that might be my fault as by the time I got there I could only remember that it was British and something about Swans and that the author had a name that was very, very Irish.

Fine. I went to Barnes and Noble where there is a very large Sci/Fi department and even more enormous infestation of Manga novels that redistributes itself around the store occasionally like a colony of lice. Not that there is anything wrong with reading Manga. If I could I would still be there and very happy, too.

The much better computer at Barnes and Nobles uncovered the name of the book, but not where to buy it. Narrowing my eyes at this further proof that the customer's desire means absolute bubbka unless it corresonds to a fad discovered by someone in a board room 8 months ago, I went home and looked it all up on Amazon.

Nothing. Doing.

WTF? I am done. This book has been excised from view. Well, actually it might be available on AmazonUK if I could convince them to sell me anything. Which I can't.

Also what I am really worried about is the election, but I will not mention the name of most of the people involved.
 
 
rachelautumn
26 January 2016 @ 01:03 pm
I'm sorry New York, for selling you down the river. Here are five things I love about where I live.

1. There are three Ospreys that live on the three blocks between my house and my son's school. They eat pigeons. Good on them.

2. There is a very thin Italian man who sells homemade pasta from the front room of a tiny apartment. I have no idea if it is legal. It is next to a yoga studio and that is probably the only reason anyone knows it's there. The stuff is really, really good. Maybe it would be nice if he would stop giving my husband better deals than me.

3. Nobody stayed inside before, during or after Jonah. Everyone just kept going where they had to go. No school was cancelled. My neighbor turned the snow bank in front of her house into a giant Sphinx.

4. I once went the entire day with random splotches of make up from a costume on my face and none of the 1,000's of people I saw that day could give a shit. I didn't even notice until I got home.

5. The water has lots of little miniature crustaceans in it that make it taste really sweet.
 
 
rachelautumn
25 January 2016 @ 10:47 am
A question for all you lovely people.

I wanted to write a cross over with The Blue Castle because I can't trick anyone into doing it for me.

It's an LM Montgomery romance, set in Manitoba, Canada in the'20's. The main character is a 29 year old old maid who has never fit into her staid family. Then she finds out she's going to die and decides to live without fear.

Anyhoo, to make it work for guys you would have to move it forward in time and make the shame related to being sensitive and artistic and underemployed. And it's hard to figure out how to write the romantic lead.

I think the whole thing might work better as Femslash, actually because the romantic interest has a secret identity as a writer and so would be perfect as someone who is living as a man, while writing as a woman.

I mean it's perfect! Except I can't think of anyone from Merlin who could pass as a man? Any ideas? I'd kind of like for it to be Morgana, but she's so curvy. Mithian and Freya seem like they're really short? For it to work, this gal would have to pass. Although s/he would be living in the woods as a recluse... So maybe not. Thoughts?

Maybe I'm just crazy.
 
 
rachelautumn
22 January 2016 @ 08:22 pm
This is just a quick up date about my odd wedding experience. I found out the show is called "Arranged". Read more...Collapse )