Aug. 7th, 2008 09:34 pm
primroseburrows: (dS: kowalski)
Check this out:

From dS MotB:

From Flashpoint 1.04 (no actual spoilers):

*tiny squee of dorkiness*
primroseburrows: (dS: look back)
Finally finished my [livejournal.com profile] ds_northernnews story. Anyone so inclined can find it here. [/self-pimp]

Now I have to go and do some actual RL stuff. Like, say, eat.
primroseburrows: (dS: heat)
There's always been a shortage of good Fraser/Thatcher fic in dS fandom, and actual meta/discussion about the pairing is practically nonexistent. It's very frustrating to spend forever looking for quality stories and coming up with only a handful (most of which were written ages ago). Trust me, I know this from personal experience. :/

Now there's light at the end of the fannish tunnel, because [livejournal.com profile] icepixie has formed [livejournal.com profile] fraser_thatcher, a comm for both fic and discussion (as well as other fannish things). It fills a giant gap in dS fandom, and I really hope it takes off.

If there are any Fraser/Thatcher fans out there (and there are, I know it), go forth and contribute! Also, if you know anyone who might be interested (especially if they write), please pimp the comm to them? I really, really want this to work.
primroseburrows: (dS: DNF Vecchio)
*plays LJ!Catch-up*

[livejournal.com profile] dragonflymuse linked to this.

My night is made.

ETA (to avoid spamming):

Gore/Boxer 2008, pleasepleaseohprettyplease?
primroseburrows: (dS:fraserserge2)
Mom update )

And because I need an injection of good moodiness,here's some

post-as-you-go picspam! )

Well, okay, it started out random.

I'm suddenly craving a smoothie. Mambo smoothie, to be precise, from the Garden Grille.

Oh, and also, does anyone get the Hallmark Channel? Because, I'd really like a clear recording of this.
primroseburrows: (dS: fraser b&w)
[livejournal.com profile] lipstickcat wrote Turnbull/Victoria kissing fic.

It sounds wrong, it should NOT work, but it does, and it makes me want more of this unexpectedly beautiful pairing. Novel-length with chapters kind of more.

Go, read! It's a snippet, so it won't take long.
primroseburrows: (dS: vecchio)
I actually wrote an entire fic. And finished it. And posted it almost on time. If you want, you can look at it over here. Nothing major, just me playing with someone else's inventions.

Yes, I stayed up all night to finish it. Today is gonna suck like crazy.
primroseburrows: (dS: speech)
Okay, I need some help here.

spoilers for last episode of due South, don't look if you don't wanna know )

Also, does anyone know how long it takes to get from Las Vegas to Chicago by plane? By car?
primroseburrows: (typing)
I was so impressed with this that I printed it out at work and showed it to the staff. Some were less impressed than I was, but for the most part the response was "that's a really, really good idea", with the added caveat of "not that it would ever be even close to legal here".

They're right, of course. But really, which is better? spending zillions chasing after drug dealers/makers/users/ and only catching a tiny fraction of them (and hello, going after users isn't going to make them stop using, y'know?), or using the money wisely and providing users with a safe place to use with clean needles and medical supervision? Which scenario is more likely to make addicts think that the system might be a place to go to for help?

And there's PROOF it works:

"The study...found that drug users who visited the site at least once a week were more willing to enter detoxification programs". Makes a whole lot of sense to me. There are health professionals on site. Willing to help and not judge, y'know? And you really can catch more flies with honey than you can with prison.

"The researchers also found that all users in the area, including those with HIV, have been sharing syringes less since the start of the injection site, which is the first of its kind in North America. They have also engaged in other safe injection practices like using sterile water to formulate their drugs and swabbing alcohol on their skin.

Users were less likely to overdose when they used the facility at least once a week, the study found."

The way I look at it is that if you want to to help addicts (or more important, get them to want help), it's not gonna happen if you're judgemental and persecutory. How about being supportive and nurturing, treating them like people with illnesses, which, um, is what they are (HUGE emphasis on "people", here)?

So anyway, go Vancouver. Maybe some of our people will take the example and start pushing for similar facilities in the States. I hope the site gets the funding it deserves. Things don't look too rosy right now, according to the article, anyway. The federal government seems to have its head up its arse and is refusing to provide the funding that would keep the site open past the end of next year. Yay for craniorectal inversion.

From everything I've been reading, I'm quickly reaching the opinion that Stephen Harper is a creep. Dubya probably likes him. At least he probably knows his name, which if true would be novel for him (I'd really like to meet PM Poutine. We could do lunch. Although his cholesterol level is probably through the roof). Oh, and, another thing: if I ever get the chance to meet Rick Mercer I might just snog him senseless. :)

In other news, here's my Repeat Loop Song of the Moment:

Dispatch - The General. Lyrics here.

I love this song: its acoustic-y goodness, the extra words shoved into lines that they really don't fit but somehow they work, and the perfect, perfect lyrics, and perfect, oh-so-very-right theme of soldiers (and their general) as people. Because, um. They are, y0.

Oh, and the Best. Chorus. Ever.:

He said: I have seen the others
And I have discovered
That this fight is not worth fighting
And I have seen their mothers
And I will no other to follow me where I'm going


Take a shower, shine your shoes
You got no time to lose
You are young and you must be living so
Take a shower, shine your shoes
You got no time to lose
You are young and you must be living
Go now you are forgiven

[livejournal.com profile] i_am_a_hannah introduced me to this song. I adore it. And her, of course. *hugs her*

And now I have writing to finish. I'll most likely be up forever doing it, so expect random spams. Feel free to ignore them.

And send me Vecchio drabbles. I'm running against a deadline and need to stay in the Gestalt of Vecchio.
primroseburrows: (dS: Frannie pink)
[livejournal.com profile] sam80850 got me browsing over here. I don't usually go there because I'm petty enough to have trouble with the wtf? of a site that's as good as this one is getting a major character's name wrong.

Dear William and Elyse or Whoever Owns The Site These Days:


Not that I expect you to change it.


Anyway, what I found upon much surfing was quite a few pictures I'd never seen before. [livejournal.com profile] sam80850 has posted a few in various places over at her LJ, which was what got my inner fangirl curious about the site in the first place.
So, since I feel sort of icky and don't feel like doing much of anything else, I'll inundate y'all with picspam!

Due South Picspam, whee! (lot o' photos, dialups beware) )
primroseburrows: (dS: partners)
[livejournal.com profile] isicolo has now put ideas in my head that simultaneously amuse and horrify me, and I'm still gonna rec Truth, Justice and the Canadian Way.

dueSouth meets A Prairie Home Companion crackfic, OMG. Even if you only have a casual acquaintance with either show ([livejournal.com profile] patchfire, this means YOU), go read it. It's short. Just don't eat or drink anything while reading.

The idea? An RCMP Home Companion. *headdesk*

On another, only peripherally related note, I need Italian music. If any of you have any, could you send some my way? I need ambiance if I'm ever going to finish my [livejournal.com profile] vecchiofest story. Sinatra is a plus. I have a bunch of Sinatra, but I could use more. Especially if you happen to have "Forget Domani", which I do NOT, and it's one of my favourites.

Please? It's for ART! :)

Now to go have dinner with my loffly daughter. After I get the laundry, that is. And figure out where my cellphone went to, because I'm gonna be late and I have to call her and, um. Bye!
primroseburrows: (dS: Frannie pink)
[livejournal.com profile] isiscolo gives good fic. Any of you that have read her work know it. You've probably read this one, too, but I'm gonna rec it anyway, in case you haven't. It's my second time reading, and I love it even more this time.

It's a dueSouth/Wilby Wonderful crossover (a world of yay!). Rated PG, so it's safe for pretty much anyone over twelve (in fact, every twelve-year-old on the planet should see dS AND WW). Best of all, it's Frannie-fic, which is a sub-genre whose numbers should increase. I love Frannie, and I agree with the fic's premise: Frannie's fate wasn't to raise six children alone; it's not what she would have wanted. (I am completely for SAHMs, btw, but it wasn't Frannie's calling, not at the End of Things).

You don't have to know anything about Wilby Wonderful at all (except that if you haven't seen it, you should, on a day when you need some serious cheering up)except for the fact that Buddy French looks amazingly like Benton Fraser (they even have the same initials, wtf?) and Duck MacDonald is what Ray Kowalski will look like in ten years.

Basic knowledge of at least the premise of dueSouth is helpful, but I guess the biggest thing to know is that Frannie's been carrying a torch the size of the CN Tower since the day her brother dragged Fraser home for dinner. And she deserves so, so much better than that.

God, I'm wordy. Just go read it, 'kay? I'll be cleaning my kitchen. No, really. Oh, and read the story notes at the end. They link to her LJ, so you can tell her how much you love the story. :)

snippet )

If you can see where you're going, you might just get there

Also GIP!. Frannie in pink by [livejournal.com profile] buzzylittleb. I've been wanting a Frannie icon, and this one's gorgeous. Better than anything I could ever do. :)
primroseburrows: (dS: partners)
I think I'm a little in love with Ray Vecchio. I blame [livejournal.com profile] catwalksalone, and also David Marciano.

Rec me some RayV fic, fannish types. *asks nicely*

I'm also having so much fun with [livejournal.com profile] eddiecdean, now that he's back in the (sort of) real world again. *throws confetti*
primroseburrows: (dS: heat)
Woah. I meant to crash for five minutes and it turned into two hours. Which means whee, I'm most likely up for a while.

Anyway, go here for my new second-favourite dS fanvid. It's gen, it's got notyerusual!clips, it's got Dolly Parton! But wait,there's more! Now with kickarse!Thatcher, too! *g*
primroseburrows: (dS fraser honesty)
Fic Rec!

Even if you've never seen a single episode of due South, even if you've never read any fanfic before, read this story. It's a spot-on portrayal of Alzheimer's and its effects on not only the person who has it, but the family who loves and cares for him. In this case it's Early-onset Alzheimer's, which is usually quicker to progress, and harder for everyone.

Lost, by Tara Keezer

Then listen to this:

Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy - The Dutchman The song and the story have exactly the same feel: Sadness, bittersweet memories, and through it all the joy of unconditional love. *wibbles*

No, really, read it. You don't need to know the characters; they could be anyone, really. If you DO know them, it's all the sweeter.

It's not long, and it's so very good.


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