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Generally speaking, if you add me, I'll add you back. But you don't need to add me for the stories, they're all unlocked. I'm very good about tagging the stories, so just click on pairing or character tag to find what you want. I hope to eventually have a directory up here.

Locked entries are mostly about real life, sometimes about politics, and very often about fandom. Real life is usually dull, my politics are very liberal, and aside from Harry Potter, my fandoms are: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, The Hunger Games, Sleepy Hollow, Elementary, Community, and Hannibal.

But despite what you may have heard, my entries are not the lj equivalent of a burn book. So if you're looking for gossip, it's not here. Sorry :(

You are flesh and blood!

- The long-awaited move is done! The house went up for auction in late June and while the sheriff wouldn't officially be kicking anyone out until Septemberish, I decided to get going. I wound up at a complex I had my eye on for a while and the best part is - it's 5 minutes from work. No more two hours in traffic for me \o/

The next hurdle is decorating the place. I can paint but can't get rid of the wall-to-wall carpeting. I still have a few ideas but it will take a while before I get the place looking how I want it.

- The cats have finally settled in. The little one still races across the patio window every once in a while as he's spooked by it. And my fatty cat loves nothing more than rolling around on the carpeting - it's probably his favorite thing about the place. They have taken to the change well but still have their moments of acting out such as:

- Crying because I wouldn't let them sleep in the dishwasher
- Crying because I was running a bath (and then because I was taking a bath).
- Crying because I wouldn't let them chew on the power cord plugged into the wall.
- Crying because they saw another cat in the mirror that kept staring at them.

And, of course, the occasional skirmish with the blinds.

- Work has been fine.Wanda, my former-coworker from hell has left. Word is she's working with another company in Customer Service - the perfect punishment.

As for me, I've been working with my German Intern, Alena. A big aspect of my job is training the rotating German interns that come through here. Alena came in late February and will leave in August. I will be sad to see her go, she's very pleasant and always has an interesting story to tell about her misadventures in America which so far include:

- Being harassed while waiting for a bus near the United Center. Some dude drove by and told her to get in his car. When she refused, he got out and tried shaking her and yelling at her to get in his car. At that time the bus arrived but the driver thought the crazy guy was with her and refused to let her on. Luckily some other passenger decided to stay with her to wait for the next bus and the guy who was harassing her just left.

- Going to White Castle with her German intern buddies because they believed White Castle had the best hamburgers ever. The best part is that at first, they tried to convince themselves these were in fact the best hamburgers ever because they were all afraid to admit they didn't like them.

- Found an apartment (via Facebook groups) in Scotland for her next internship. Sent them $700, via Western Union, when they asked for several hundred more to be wired to their "lawyer in Nigeria". Yeah. On the bright side, I taught her how to do a reverse image search so she can find the sources of any pictures posted online. The pictures for the alleged apartment consisted of two showroom photos and one photo from a popular inn.

- Our boss (Sally, for the hell of it) - who is "so American" according to Alena due to Sally's tendency to speak very loudly, smile all the time, and be very health-conscious - decided that Alena should date another German intern who was stationed in our NY office. Sally didn't just suggest that, she had found Mr. Right, she made Alena call him and had even given her "things to talk about." Best of all? Sally had already spoken to NY intern so when she called - as instructed - he answered with "Alena? Yes, I know you. You're the one Sally wants me to date."

Sally has told Alena that she would like to be invited to the wedding.

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Sorry for that messed up post



Have some cats.

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Come prepared to fight

It is I, Bitchet! I am not dead! Sorry if you were hoping to earn that sweet, sweet free paid time by luring me back to LJ but you should have moved faster.




Real Life Stuff

- To follow up on my exciting work stuff from my last post, I finally received my offer letter for a permanent position at the job I've been temping at for over a year.

So I work at das Boot in Inside Sales, as mentioned. I got out of the Ocean Export Gateway just in time because they decided to make that horrid hosebeast Wanda a manager. Not manager over the entire department, no. They chose some young Boyd Holbrook looking dude. We'll came him Drago. Drago is a really intense guy but considering he came here as a refugee from the Balkan wars, that's probably
to be expected. His Red Bull-and-alcohol-fueled intensity aside, he doesn't seem like the type to put up with Wanda's shit. A good thing since the week before he moved over, she was still taking people into the backroom to (literally) scream at them for "disrespecting" her.

I've also been informed by my buddy Pamela, who is unfortunate enough to have Wanda as her boss, that I have been banned from coming up to talk to Pamela because it "looks bad". Which both Pamela and I interpreted as, she really hates me and hates that she can't punish me for it. She was so
looking forward to either firing me or having me under her thumb. Poor Wanda.

So anywho, one of the temps who got a position in Ocean Export that I wanted, the Randall Park-looking dude, left. He is getting married this August and someone else was willing to bring him on as a direct hire. I'll miss him but it's a smart choice. That said, I let my current manager know that while I greatly preferred Sales, there was an opening I was qualified for in Ocean Export and I was being asked to consider it. Not by Drago, though he did ask me how happy I was where I was. And my manager tried to play it off by
pointing out that I "didn't really want to go back," which I admitted was true. But I told her "what I want and what I need are two different things," so she got the point.

And I got my offer letter, as Sales Coordinator, and will be making about 10k more a year. \o/

- Another great thing about my job is I get to work with one of the Trade Lane Managers who I find crazy hot. I call him "German Jesus" because he's German and looks like this dude.

- My brother got a job! He was part of a group that sued CPS for wrongful termination and he won. They reinstated him, at a different school, and he got a raise. No word yet on back pay but we're not too optimistic. Still, it's great news.

- Still don't know when my moving date will be.

Fannish stuff. Spoilers for season finale of Reign, next episode of GoT, and Age of Ultron.Collapse )

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Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors

Work Stuff

Conceal, don"t feel, don"t let them know!Collapse )




Other Life Stuff

I"m dying to see how this one ends.Collapse )

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Fic: For Blood, For Family

Title: For Blood, For Family
Characters: Lucius Malfoy
Summary: Whatever confusion Lucius had at these words disappeared quickly enough as the talk turned to betrothal ceremonies and engagement announcements. He was to be married to one of the Black girls.
Rating: PG
Author's Notes Inspired by [personal profile] in_the_blue's prompt. Also crossposted over at The House of Malfoy.

Duty to our families, to our blood, must come first.Collapse )

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Every generation blames the one before

JKR"s new stuff about Draco.Collapse )

In real life, work has been seriously weird which is why I haven't been around much. Still a temp and my direct manager quit as did the director she reported to. Their last days were last week. Have no idea who is replacing either and technically, I meet the minimum requirements to replace my direct manager. But it seems a bit presumptuous of a temp to apply to the job.

(Which doesn't mean I won't. Just that I'm taking a wait-and-see approach.)

Also, I have Chromecast, which I love and want to marry. That was my Christmas present to myself and the best $25.00 I've spent recently.

Did everyone else have a good holiday?

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Now you chase the dragon on your own

Two - TWO - Memes For the Price of One!

1.) The Fanfic Meme - borrowed from [personal profile] in_the_blue

So I love doing the holiday ficsevery year, and I'm opening up the requests post again. Pick a date, a fandom or storyworld, and a prompt, and I will write at least 300 words for you and post it on that day.

Pick a Date.Collapse )

2.) The Content Meme - borrowed from everyone on DW.

Pick a date in December and give me something to talk about. TV, books, movies, fandom, writing, science, publishing, food, travel, fictional characters and all of their feelings, cuddly animals, whatever.

Any date!Collapse )

And, of course, feel free to pick more than one for either!



As most of you know, I am on tumblr and I recently started a blog to try to work on some of the Malfoy headcanon I have still floating around. It's called [personal profile] the-house-of-malfoy and I apologize right now for the shitty graphics. I finally got my hands on a newer version of PSP so hopefully there will be some improvement.

I hadn't updated in a while but I do have something for the Black sisters and Lucius that I am working on. As well as another family tree. Because I am deeply insane, I have charted back the family tree through several centuries.

And I know I am one of the people killing fanfic and fandom by saying this but I really do like the tumblr idea of writing up a few story notes, slapping some filtered pictures on it and calling it a day rather than bothering with the 50k word epic.

(I also prefer a lot of things about HP fandom in general on tumblr.)




Also, it only took 33 years but I finally figured out how to have decent looking skin. It turns out I was drying it out and I did need to moisturize it more. Thanks you, r/skincareaddiction. I still get the occasional pimple but they're now small things that start out half-deflated and disappear quickly rather than the cystic monsters that linger for weeks and sometimes breed.

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Boys only want love if it's torture

Finally got my computer up and running so I am still working on responses to the last post. Thank you to everyone who commented or just read my long wall of whining text.

Real Life:

- We had Thanksgiving at work today so everyone brought in an item and we ordered a turkey and all sat in the conference room to chow down. Being the attention whore that I am, my first thought was to do the stuffing so I asked my brother for the ~secret family recipe~ (aka Basic Yankee Stuffing) and he offered to make it for me since he was making some for a few friends and for next week! Awesome.

Except not.

He made my work batch first and, thankfully, did so in a separate batch from the rest. I say thankfully because apparently the pre-made chicken broth I had bought had gone rancid and he had dumped it in to the stuffing without smelling it first. He brought me what was left in the carton along with the completed stuffing. The smell of the broth in the carton was so
bad that I actually cut it open to examine the inside because I could not understand how it happened. It had not been opened before and the expiration date was June 2015. Unfortunately(?), I had to rule out mold as there didn't appear to be anything growing in the carton.

The five pounds of stuffing he'd made smelled fine and he said he'd had some over an hour ago and felt okay so I was hoping somehow, magically, the stuffing would turn out and whatever had gone wrong had been killed during the two-day cooking process. So I had a plate.

It tasted fine, if a little salty. It did seem a little off but I wasn't sure if it was the rotted meat stench of the chicken broth still lingering in my nose or my own paranoid brain. I kept eating. After about six or seven bites with me holding it in my mouth like I was at a wine tasting I figured out that it wasn't the taste, it was the aftertast that was the biggest issue.

I became certain of this after I burped and my mouth was filled with pure foulness that was no longer hidden under Accent and sage.

So into the trash went five pounds of food.

And I spent five hours last night after work whipping up my own batch of stuffing (using bouillon cubes for the broth) and baked mostaccioli. Both of which were a hit at work.




The Important Stuff

Which, of course, is TV and other fandom-y things.

Selfie: Good night, sweet prince. I really wish this show had been on NBC as it would have at least had two or three seasons no matter how shitty it became.

Fuck you forever, Dan Harmon. Harold and Amy Pond had amazing chemistry and I was growing to love her character. Also, John Cho looked a-mazing in equestrian gear.

The Walking Dead: Is actually kind of good! I stopped watching in the second season because all the women were crap, Andrea was becoming crap, Shane was still alive, and all the black people were dead. But mainly because of Shane, I hated his ass. Now, there are actually a few badass
female characters and *several* black characters who will sometimes be in the same scene together! It's madness.

Reign: They mentioned the fighting between the Protestants and Catholics, the Bourbons, and Claude! It's just so precious when they mix real history in with teenage soap.

Elementary: TPTB, being morons who hate joy, have decided to stress that there is ABSOLUTELY nothing sexual or romantic between Watson and Holmes. My only solace is that Johnny Lee Miller has decided to disregard that interpretation of Sherlock's feelings for Joan.

Sleepy Hollow: I am honestly okay with the inclusion of Katrina and Hawley as I love the idea of a whole group working together beyond just Abbie and Ichabod.

However, I am not onboard with the sidelining of Jenny and Irving and I think Joe Corbin Jr. and Ichabod's historical reenactment friend would have made better additions to the group.

How To Get Away With Murder: My thoughts on #whokilledsam.Collapse )




Finally, the real-life whodunit on the Serial podcast.Collapse )

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I really did not mean to stay away from LJ for over three months. Though if
you were going through withdrawal, I can be found on tumblr. Though I haven't been posting too
much on there either, mainly due to ongoing computer issues among other
things as described below.

So I"ve decided to be proactive and have my mid-life crisis early!Collapse )

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