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Saturday, 22 August 2015 10:45 am
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Default)
Master Fic List

Doctor Who

Single Chapter Stories

Third Doctor
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Fourth Doctor
Cooking with Gallifreyans  (LJ)

Ninth Doctor
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Tenth Doctor
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Eleventh Doctor
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Twelfth Doctor

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Sarah Jane Adventures
A Light in the Dark  (LJ)
Carbon, Earth and Stardust  (LJ)

Torchwood
Triptych  (LJ)
Going Out With the Tide  (LJ)

Multi-Chapter Stories 
Walk Out With Me to the Unknown Region

Sapphire and Steel

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Marvel Cinematic Universe

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The Goblin Emperor

Overhead From the Shadows (on LJ)
The Giving and Receiving of Warmth (on LJ)

Vorkosiverse

How to Gather Rosebuds (LJ)
Timing, As Always, Is Everything (LJ)

External Links: Ao3; Teaspoon

Meta
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Dept. of Organization

Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:57 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Default)
Multi- Chapter Stories

Most links to my multi-chapter stories will be to their Dreamwidth posts; links to stories prior to 2012 may go both to LJ and DW. Each multi-chapter Whoniverse story is also available at my Teaspoon and AO3 accounts. 


Doctor Who
Walk Out With Me to the Unknown Region
Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
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Over Easy 
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Sea Bound Hearts
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Redeeming the Tree
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kaffyr: Dancing French cracked geniuses (Sometimes you need to dance)
Kitchen Terror Unleashed

I have made 78 molasses ginger cookies with raisins. 

Fear me. 

Dept. of Birthdays

Saturday, 19 August 2017 04:33 pm
kaffyr: The Polar Bear from Polar Bear cafe (Polar Bear-san)
August Birthdays That I've Missed Until Now

Aug. 2 marked the birthday of 
[personal profile] tardis_stowaway . I miss talking to her about fandoms we both love - Who, the MCU, Sherlock (I still believe in John/Sherlock/Mary!) - and anything else that catches our interest. She's a good writer, and a lovely person. So, lovely person, I hope you had a good birthday, and I hope the coming year will be good to you; more than good, great. I also hope to see you around these parts soon!

On Aug. 8, 
[personal profile] the_arc5  had her birthday. The last thing she posted over on/here on LJ was a fantastic 2011 commentary on "The God Complex" from Dr. Who; it was fantastic, and I still occasionally reread it, for the keen understanding of humans and the human condition that I think it shows. I don't know what she's doing, or whether she is ever online in this neighborhood. If she is, I hope she accepts this belated birthday wish. 

Then, on Aug. 10, 
[personal profile] hawkmoth  celebrated her birthday. Once again, this is someone I haven't seen around here for a year or so, and someone I'd love to see again. She is a very good fic writer, and she's also an interesting person. If you're out there, or auditing posts from people, I hope you see this, and know that someone who likes you on LJ is wishing you a belated birthday!

A little closer to the actual date, 
[personal profile] stillbrainfried  celebrated a birthday on Aug. 18. She shares my love of the Ninth Doctor, and of Rose; I hope you had an excellent birthday, and that the year to come is good one for you.*



*I know I say that to almost everyone to whom I wish a happy birthday - and it's because I truly do wish that for everyone. 365 days of decency, happiness, support, creativity and, above all, love given, received, and shared; a gift I hope everyone gets on their birthday. 



 
kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)
Title: Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: 27
Previous Chapter: 26 here, or here
Characters: the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler, Captain Jack Harkness
Rating: PG-13
Author's Note: In which homecomings give way to leave-takings, and Rose says what has to be said.  I thought this was the penultimate chapter, but have since realized it was not. Not quite. But soon, soon.
Edited by: the irreplaceable [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh, without whom none of this would be possible. 
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I take no coin or credit, but do thank the BBC for letting me play in their sandbox. 
Note: Because this is a long chapter, Live Journal may eliminate paragraph breaks, so you might want to read it over on Dreamwidth. 

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tbc

Dept. of Reawakening

Tuesday, 8 August 2017 05:33 pm
kaffyr: Mid-afternoon view from the spirit world train. (Train view)
Hello Again

Stuff about depression, in case you want to avoid it. )
One way to battle depression is to list some of the things I've been doing that are either positive, good, or even funny or remotely out of the ordinary. 

So let's go: 

I've ordered and received five pounds of premium buckwheat hulls. I have therefore been able to refill my three Korean neck pillows, a necessity as the buckwheat hulls break down and the pillows lose their rigidity. I love my neck pillows. I can't sleep without one. 

I've worked on Chapter 28, as I mentioned. 

I've started watching Season 7 of Game of Thrones (many thanks to FB, who gave me his HBO Go password, and with whom I fangirl thereafter.) BB finally admitted that he wasn't in the least interested in watching Seasons 2 through 6 with me, so I'll watch those at my leisure. It's actually a relief; I'd strongly suspected that BB didn't want to watch, and kept telling him he didn't need to, but for the longest time he insisted that he was fine with watching it. 

We're refinancing the condo, something I'm not sure I've mentioned before. I was already going to be in my 70s before the mortgage was up, so extending it out longer, for lower monthly payments and lower interest rates, was a good idea. Many thanks to BB for taking the initiative on that with our mortgage holder. 

We finally, finally got started on getting our wills set up. There's more work to be done, but we've started, and that's a big deal. 

I've gotten through the first season of Sense8, and am embarking on the second season. It's brilliant. 

And there; that's all I can get myself to write about.

How have all of you been?

 

Dept. of Birthdays

Sunday, 30 July 2017 02:42 pm
kaffyr: The ninth Doctor (Pink Doctor)
A Bouquet of Birthdays

BB and I first met 
[personal profile] gerisullivan  in 1982 during Chiccon, in a basement room filled with fannish musicians - not a filk room, because there wasn't much filk being played, just a room full of musicians and music lovers enriching each others' lives - and it was one of the most serendipitous meetups ever. BB and she kept eyeing each other, and it eventually turned out they'd come from the same home town. We were immediately struck by her friendliness, her energy, her unstinting generosity, her creativity, and her love of life. Our respect and affection only grew over the years, because Geri was, yes, just that wonderful a person. She no longer lives in the Midwest, having made the East Coast her base of operations for lo, these many years, but we are still lucky enough to see her once and sometimes twice a year. When that happens, we are once again reminded of how amazing a human being she is. She celebrated her birthday on July 21, and I hope it was The Best Birthday Ever. Take care of yourself, my dear, and we'll see you soon!

[livejournal.com profile] britgeekgrrl was among the first fans I met on the internet, and she was kind and helpful to me as I and some friends mounted a small campaign to get Dr. Who recaps resumed on Television Without Pity (of blessed memory.) I soon learned that she was a vibrant and lovely person, and I am very glad that she played a part in my discovery of how wonderful online fandom could be. I don't think she's around here much these days, but I send out belated birthday greetings to her - I hope your July 22 birthday was spent with loved ones and friends, and that both the past year and the year to come were and will be good.


[personal profile] hamsterwoman  enjoyed her most recent birthday on July 28. She it was who introduced me to "The Goblin Emperor," which is my favorite comfort read, bar none. She shares my enjoyment of the Vorkosiverse. She writes about her life and her family, and invites those she knows to partake just a little in her world. I am glad to have made her acquaintance her on the internet, and in fandom. I  hope her birthday was wonderful, and I hope the rest of this year is equally so. 

On July 19, a very thoughtful and gentle person, 
[personal profile] oswulf , celebrated a birthday. This is a person of considerable faith and intellect, and I wish they were around more so that I could enjoy them (selfish, I know.) I hope their birthday was a very good one, and that the year to come is also good to them. 

And way, way back on July 16, 
[personal profile] medie , fellow Canadian and the indefatigable creator and maintainer of the fandom_stocking community, celebrated her natal day. Happy birthday to you, and many, many more!

Dept. of Success

Saturday, 22 July 2017 04:34 pm
kaffyr: (Hurrah!)
This Is What Success Looks Like ...

Under here .... )
kaffyr: She's at a typewriter; is she legal? (Are Girls Legal?)
YESS!!!!!!!!!

Sometimes we CAN have nice things. 

Here, and here



Dept. of What? WHAT??

Thursday, 13 July 2017 08:08 pm
kaffyr: (Liz questions that.)
Photobucket, Part Deux

Earlier today, I checked some of my posts with pictures and such from Photobucket. The latest ones were still not-showing up (although they didn't have that odd graphic that some people's pages are afflicted with. Earlier ones, however, were still showing up. OK, I thought, perhaps this stupidity only affects recent images? 

Just now, I checked, and all the ones that had gone missing from DW/LJ were back in place. They're still here. 

However, since other folks' appear to still be missing their images, I am at a complete loss as to account for my "recovery." Nor do I know whether it should last. 

Has anyone else noticed that sort of thing happening?
kaffyr: The First Doctor isn't amused (Bullshit!)
I'd Wondered When It Would Happen

It appears that Photobucket finally got around to photobucketing me, as it has so many other people with its change in third-party image hosting. For awhile my images were still showing up, but not anymore. 

I'm looking at Google as a new resting place for my photos, if their third party sharing is easy to deal with (or, you know, a thing at all.) I have to decouple my Google account from my iPhone, so that my biz photos don't get automatically uploaded, something I apparently managed to do sometime in the past. 

Pulling everything from Photobucket and transferring things to Google (who I'm much more likely to want to pay for space) will be a pain, but I'm not paying $40 a month for the right to do what I signed up with Photobucket in the first place to do. And I haven't got enough photos there to make it a monumental pain. 

It's just an annoyance, but it does mean Photobucket will be losing me as a customer. 


Dept. of Birthdays

Sunday, 9 July 2017 04:20 pm
kaffyr: (Porco Rosso friends)
Natal Felicitations to [personal profile] masakochan !

It's always so much fun to know someone online that shares not one, but many of my particular affections, and 
[personal profile] masakochan  is one of those people. She's a fellow traveler in the Whoniverse, and she knows and loves anime and manga; she shares many of my real world sympathies, and can therefore put up with my intermittent rants about the world. 

She loves animals as well as anime, is determinedly making her way through life even when it gets rocky; she's really a lovely person to know, and I'm glad she's part of my online world. 

I hope your birthday has been good so far, and I hope it signals a good coming year for you. And one of these days I'll rope you into a discussion about Shingeki no Kyojin's second season. You don't have to spoil me about what's coming, I just want to squee with you over the art (which has gotten even better this season), and the pacing and ... and ... well, this is a birthday wish, not a fangirl squee, so forgive me - and Happy, Happy Birthday!
kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)
Title: Hearts & Moons Recall the Truth
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Chapter: 26
Previous Chapter: 25 here, or here
Characters: Jack Harkness/the Ninth Doctor/Rose Tyler
Rating: PG-13
Edited by: my beloved and irreplaceable [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh. Thank you, dearest.
Author's note: In which our three heroes find each other, and the beginning of the end of the adventure commences to begin. Hello again, friends. It's been a long time, and I thank you for sticking with this, if you have. I believe the end is in sight. 
Disclaimer: As much as I wish it were otherwise, no Whoniverse characters are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I do, however, love them all, and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.
ETA for LJ: Apologies for the lack of paragraph spacing. LJ insists the post is too large and won't let me edit. Stupid LJ ....

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Under the cut )
kaffyr: Close-up of manual typewriter (Typewriter)
Taking the Plunge

I've decided that I'm going to start uploading Hearts & Moons to AO3, something I've avoided to date. I'll upload one chapter every 4-5 days to start (although I may do the prologue and first chapter at the same time), and I'll try to time the uploads so that the story will be finished by the time I reach Chapter 26. 

I made the decision because I've now got two completed chapters, 26 and 27, in the hopper, and the chapter I believe to be the penultimate one, Chapter 28, is somewhere between one-third and one-half completed. After that, there's either one final chapter or a very hefty epilogue.

I think there are enough completed chapters that doing a relatively slow but steady stream of chapters to AO3 will keep me going on the writing front.* After all, I'm already in the "I have to take a break from my Real World work to get another couple of paragraphs written or edited on this story" stage of writing. That bite at the base of my brain (or possibly in my gut) won't lift until the chapter is finished, and once 28 is done, I'll be able to see the route to the exit door, as it were. 

So, yeah, taking the plunge, with upload work starting tonight. Wish me luck.

*And if you haven't started reading the story because it's a WIP, you can at least consider starting to read it over on AO3, trusting that things will be finished by the time you reach what is currently the end. If that makes sense.)
kaffyr: Outline sketch of Sherlock Holmes, and John Watson, BBC 2011-12 (Sherlock and Watson)
One More Birthday

Happy birthday, yesterday, to 
[personal profile] digitalwave , who I hope enjoyed both Independence Day and her Natal Day. May the coming year be free of illness and other worries, and be full of everything you want and need!

Dept. of Birthdays

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 07:36 pm
kaffyr: (Bacon!)
Happy Birthday, [personal profile] laurel !

Years ago, now, when I still went to SF conventions in Minneapolis, I met a remarkable young woman named Laurel at a Minicon music party. She was smart, funny (Hey! Bacon Dispensers!), knew more about the Internet than I ever could, loved science fiction, baseball - especially the Twins - and television, and cats, and I was very glad to have met her. 

Fast forward more than a few years, and it's been too many of those years since I last had the pleasure of her company. I know life's been less than optimal from time to time for her, but I also know that she's still the smart, funny, Internet-savvy, television knowledgeable, science-fiction and baseball-loving woman I met at that Minicon music party. 

Laurel, here's to you, and may this year be chock-full of only the very best things!

Dept. of America

Tuesday, 4 July 2017 03:38 pm
kaffyr: Mid-afternoon view from the spirit world train. (Train view)
I Am Silent In the Face of Heartbreak

Every year, I try to write something about this country on July 4, because I love it. 

(Oh sure, you do, 
[personal profile] kaffyr  ... how come you're not a citizen?)

But this year, after eight months of surreality - 

(What makes a country great? What makes it great again? How can it become great for the first time?)

I find that I cannot.

(Some must think that makes me a traitor. Some must think I must be spineless. Some must think it makes me a patriot. I think it makes me confused.

I still love it.

(Can't figure out why, except that it's still got a chance to be great, and isn't that almost enough?)

So I turn to music. 

This man's guitar killed fascists. 





This man was prescient in so many ways, but he was wrong about the revolution. Or maybe he'll still be right. It's apparently the counter-revolution that's being televised. 



This American Woman slays - and she frightens racists. 




And this one ... I forgive him for forgetting that there were a lot of folks here when the Mayflower arrived, because ... because, because, because, and partly because of the beauty of their two voices. Every year this one makes me weep more. 


kaffyr: Clara looks determined (Clara sees)
June, I Hardly Noticed You. 

And that meant I failed to note a great many birthdays. 

Happy Birthday, back on June 2, to 
[personal profile] cassie_faith , who keeps soldiering on through tough times, and looks to music and fandom with optimism and hope. May the coming year be better than you ever dared to hope! 

Happy Birthday, on June 8 to 
[personal profile] acciochocolate , who is a fan, an icon maker of great taste, someone who, I suspect, adores aromas in perfumes and oils as much as I do, and whose stories (both Real Life and fannish) I always enjoy reading. I hope to see you around in the coming year - and nay that year be a good one for you. 

Happy Birthday, on June 9, to 
[personal profile] livii , one of the first people to tell me my fic was readable, and whose fic encouraged me to write, and write well. She also wrote beautifully about Real Life challenges and successes, and I hope to continue to see her on These Intarwebz for a long time to come.

Happy Birthday, on June 11, to 
[personal profile] time_converges , who shares my love for Donna (and whose fic about The Best Temp in the Universe always seemed to have Donna's voice perfectly). Wherever you are, playing Mass Effect, enjoying Elementary, and life in general, may your birthday have been excellent, and may 2017-2018 be very good to you. 

Happy Birthday, on June 12, to the long-absent (on LJ/Dreamwidth at least) 
[personal profile] dark_aegis . I hope life is treating you kindly, and I hope one day to see you again in pixels. 

Happy Birthday, on June 25, to 
[personal profile] joking , who shared my life of the Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler and Jack Harkness, and who also understood my love of the TARDIS and Her relationship with that particular OT3. Once again, it's been some time since she's been around on the social platforms where we first interacted, but I hope your birthday was a good one, and I hope to interact with you again in the future.

And finally, Happy Birthday, again on June 25, to 
[personal profile] autographedcat , whose song "Second Movement" I just read, and snorfled over, who enjoys The Doctor, and filk, and science fiction, and who I'm very glad to have met here in the virtual world. May the time between now and your next birthday be very, very good. 

Dept. of Remembrance

Sunday, 25 June 2017 06:28 pm
kaffyr: Mid-afternoon view from the spirit world train. (Train view)
 Alexander, Bestest Old Pussycat

Under here. )

(no subject)

Saturday, 24 June 2017 09:48 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Default)
 Alex Is Dying

We're sitting with him on our bed. 
kaffyr: (NaruOMG)
What Happens When a Drive Dies?

Stupid drive.... )

Dept. of Jump!

Thursday, 22 June 2017 05:28 pm
kaffyr: Cylon Hybrid leaps into future. (Jump!)
So. This Happened.Surprise! )
kaffyr: She's at a typewriter; is she legal? (Are Girls Legal?)
For A Start

[personal profile] lydy  is brilliant. She is a bit of a force of nature, one I would like to see more of, learn more about, and in general have more a part of my world. I still treasure a night many, many years ago, in the "secret" consuite at Minicon, when I had the benefit of her humor and intellect. 

I think I agree with her on things cultural, political, emotional and intellectual at least 80 percent of the time. The other 20 percent of the time? I suspect that we'd probably have some interesting discussions. 

She has written an essay that I believe is well worth reading and thinking about, concerning how women, the world, and "the rules" - for every single value and power of "the rules" that might exist in this universe - intersect. It is her answer, or at least an excellent precis of her answer (because her real answer is the way she approaches the world every day), to the question many men ask (in which the asking is too often more complaint about having their privilege questioned than actual question) of women: "How can I interact with you women without being a douche, if you won't tell me the rules?"

I think I agree about 95 percent with this one. And even if I didn't agree with it nearly that much, it's still an excellent starting place for conversations, or indeed for an internal dialogue, if one were inclined to think about it. Because, as I said, 
[personal profile] lydy  is brilliant, and brilliance nearly always is an excellent light by which to make one's way in this world. And, as she said to me when I asked if I could link, she wants to start conversations.
kaffyr: Sapphire and Steel together (Sapphire and Steel)
I Still Exist In Pixels, And Elsewhere

It's been rather a long time. So what have I done lately?

Hearts and Moons stuff )
Union )
Rediscovery No. 1 )
Rediscovery No. 2 )
S&S. And Dr. Who, of course )

Dept. of I Aten't Dead

Saturday, 3 June 2017 06:42 pm
kaffyr: Animated rain falls on the bathhouse from Spirited Away (Bath house in the rain)
But I Aten't All That Well, Either

Babbling )
kaffyr: Still from Arakawa Under the Bridge (Arakawa afternoon)
Many Happy Returns of the Day ...

... to 
[personal profile] peoppenheimer , he of extraordinarily rare appearances and extraordinarily rarefied mathematical and philosophical abilities, who celebrated on May 22. May you continue to be all that you are; 

... to 
[personal profile] lydy , who had a birthday on May 24, and who I have not seen for far too long. I hope she's attending Wiscon, which I think would be a great follow up to London. If she's not there, I hope she's enjoying post-Londinium decompression. She's rather brilliant, independent, radical, occasionally mulish, and all of those things are eminently admirable. May the next year be fantastic for you!

... to 
[personal profile] sallymn , music lover, icon maker, fic writer, and genuinely nice person. I have many of your icons, I've enjoyed many of your musical recommendations - in fact, I enjoy interacting with you in many, many ways; I hope your birthday was a great one!

Dept. of Passages

Saturday, 27 May 2017 09:48 pm
kaffyr: Animated rain falls on the bathhouse from Spirited Away (Bath house in the rain)
One More Gone

I grew up with the Allman Brothers Band. I didn't know dick about rock and roll until I was a young adult, but I loved the sound of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts urging each other on on their guitars; I loved the non-stop double set of drummers; I loved Gregg Allman's raw-throated vocals. I didn't know their names at the time I fell in love with their music, but I went out and found their albums, and then I learned their names. 

I find it weird that just a few nights ago I got the unstoppable urge to listen to "Layla," in which Duane and Eric Clapton and the rest of the band tear the world apart for love. And tonight, I'm mourning the little brother who idolized big brother Duane. 

Here are possibly my two favorite Allman Brothers' Band songs. Midnight Rider, because of the controlled desperation of the lyrics, which Gregg's voice carried; Whipping Post because it made me feel every lash of the whip, and filled my head with its thunderous bass line and Gregg's howl. (The live version at the Fillmore is amazing - go watch it here - but I include the album version here because that's the one that hit me in the gut first.)

RIP, Gregg Allman; you finally made it to angel. 







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