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Public Service Announcement/Signal Boost

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Just in case anyone out there hasn't seen this, there's a thief in our midst, reposting anything and everything fanfic, artwork, you name it, from our journals to his/her/their website, where money is made off the advertisements whenever anyone visits the site.  ladydragon76 has the most up-to-date information in her journal entry here, where you can a) easily search the site for your work, and b) request it be removed.  Use the links she provides, as they bypass the advertisements and allow us to defend our intellectual propery without generating revenue for the thief.

Check out the entry and note in the comments, where the thief, metapodik, continues to make comments in defense of their behaviour, clearly demonstrating that they don't care.  However, they are honouring requests to take work off the site at least.  Make sure, when you request your work be removed, that you tell them not to repost any of your content again.

Could Be You ~ Chapter 16 (now complete!)

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Title: Could Be You
Chapter: Sixteen
Previous Chapters Here
Rating: NC-17
Summary: You know you wanna dance. Spike knew it, the fans knew it, and this time, Buffy knew it, too.  Begins in the alley scene outside the Bronze during Fool for Love and moves swiftly off-canon.
Notes: Only two years plus late, but it's finally finished.  No idea if anyone is still interested or not, but it's done and I'm glad, even if I don't think the final two chapters are quite up to the same standard as the rest of this
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The End

Could Be You - Chapter 15/16

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Title: Could Be You
Chapter: Fifteen
Previous Chapters Here
Rating: NC-17
Summary: You know you wanna dance. Spike knew it, the fans knew it, and this time, Buffy knew it, too.  Begins in the alley scene outside the Bronze during Fool for Love and moves swiftly off-canon.
Notes: I've left this story quasi-abandoned for so very long, but!  It's finished!  It's actually finished.  Initially I thought there was just one final chapter to go, but in writing it, it became two.  They are both complete.  I am posting this first and will post the conclusion in a day or so.  For anyone still following this story, thanks for hanging in there.
More notes: Time-line wise, this happens just after the opening scene in Into the Woods -- which is actually where we end off with Chapter 14.

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>>To be concluded
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Author: Abelina
Title: A Splash of Orange, A Thread of Gold
Chapter: Part II
Previous Chapter: Part I
Fandom/Pairing: Doctor Who, Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler (Ten x Rose, Ten/Rose)

Summary: ‘Run’ was a beginning.  This is where we stop running. Rose and the Doctor in the aftermath of Krop Tor.
Setting: S2 – Post-The Satan Pit. Spoilers up to and including that episode.
Rating/Warnings: Adult/NC-17. Explicit sex.
Word Count: 5,432
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, I’m just borrowing them for a while, without even a whiff of profit.
Banner: made by me
Beta: Thanks to yumimum for the eyeballs.
Notes: The conclusion to my first Ten x Rose fic.  Also, I never write in present tense, except that this is how this story demanded to be told, so I gave in to those weird and demanding muses.
Apologies for the knock knock joke.  The muses wouldn't let me move on unless I kept it in.


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A Splash of Orange, A Thread of Gold
Part II

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The lights are dim in the room when Rose wakes, well dark enough to sleep by but not completely pitch black.  The roundels on the wall glow pale yellow, the sort of light that seems disruptive but really isn’t, not when it’s the TARDIS.  The Doctor’s arms aren’t around her anymore, and Rose assumes he’s woken already and left her to her sleep.

She can’t quite pretend she’s not a little disappointed, with the cool sting of it prickling at the back of her neck, even though she understands.  He isn’t human, never will be, and it’s a little unfair to expect him to lie around in bed waiting for her to wake when she needs so much more sleep than he does.  The meaning of the night isn’t determined by whether or not he’s here when she wakes for their so-called morning after, though Rose would be lying if she said it wouldn’t be nice. 
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Author: Abelina
Title: A Splash of Orange, A Thread of Gold
Chapter: Part I
Fandom/Pairing: Doctor Who, Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler (Ten x Rose, Ten/Rose)
Summary: ‘Run’ was a beginning.  This is where we stop running. Rose and the Doctor in the aftermath of Krop Tor.
Setting: S2 – Post-The Satan Pit. Spoilers up to and including that episode.
Rating/Warnings: Adult/NC-17. Explicit sex.
Word Count: 5,921
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, I’m just borrowing them for a while, without even a whiff of profit.
Banner: made by me
Beta: Thanks to yumimum for the eyeballs.
Notes: I am SO nervous about posting new fic after so long away.  Also, this is my first venture into this fandom.  I never write in present tense, except that this is how this story demanded to be told, so I gave in to those weird and demanding muses.

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>>>To be concluded with Part 2

A Little Like Waking Up

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That's how I'm feeling right now, these days, lately, in regards to fandom.  I'm itching for that connection again, to be in the midst of it, to be writing and reading, to dive right in and belong again.  Have you ever been asleep and have one of those slow wake-ups, where your brain is aware, you can tell what's going on around you (through a hazy kind of filter), but you just can't breech the surface?  That's how I can best describe me, right now.

My newest obsession -- Doctor Who -- has woken up the fangirl, but I've yet to make more than a tiny ripple in that community yet.  I'm writing, slowly, tentatively while the character voices solidify themselves in my head, but not ready to share.  Not yet.

What it's making me want desperately is a return to BtVS, to finish what I've left unfinished.  I'm afraid that fandom has either moved on without me, or has died out altogether.  I've neglected it badly, since I stopped writing, and now in the upward swing of what I have come to understand is my normal cycle of writing/complete writers' block/writing again, I am wondering if I will be able to come back at all.  The last time this happened I changed fandoms--Star Wars: Expanded Universe to Buffy the Vampire Slayer--and I'm wondering if this time I can manage both.

Can I write for Buffy and Doctor Who?  Can I even get writing again at all?  I've written more this past month than I have in years (about 14,000 words over two Doctor Who stories -- why do I always start out with long fics when I'm so much better at completing short ones? -- plus the 600 or so it took to finish the Spuffy-centric "That Easy" which was almost done), but it's not yet reached the point where I feel I'm truly back.

But I want to be.  It's been a long time since I've fallen hard enough for something to want to write in it.  I'm fannish by nature but it takes something special to inspire me to write for it, and Doctor Who, mostly Ten/Rose, has done that.  I'm trying to wake my Spuffy muses, too.

I'm floating here, just on the cusp of waking up, and I really, desperately need to.

That Easy (Spuffy fanfic!!!!)

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Title: That Easy
Summary: After an unexpected reunion, years after the fall of Sunnydale, Spike and Buffy take a walk.

Word Count: 2024
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em.  I’m just borrowing them for a while.
Rating: PG, for mild sexual suggestiveness.
Author’s Note:
This is a companion piece to Anywhere, the second half of the reunion as told from Spike’s point of view.  It’s been a long time, and Anywhere is very short, so I recommend you re-read it first before your read this. I found this mostly complete on my harddrive.  It's simple and unlikely, but as I wrote Anywhere, I was in the mood for an uncomplicated reunion and thus, this second piece needed to have the same feeling.  It is not the best thing I've ever written, but my writing muses are finally waking up again and the desire to share something has been exceedingly strong lately.  So, here you go!

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Doctor Who...

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After a rapid Doctor Who marathon (I'm nearing the end of season 6) I am now in search of some good Ten/Rose fic. Anyone recommend me something??

EDIT: If any of you have Who fic, let me know!!

Oy...

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About to embark on my second day shift and so not into it... I seriously can't handle another one like yesterday. Crossing fingers that it does okay today.

Really would rather be going home.

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Photoshop

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Forever I've been existing on an old (pirated) copy of Photoshop 7.  While I'd like to upgrade to the newer PS CS programs, I could not justify spending $700+ dollars on software when I'm only an enthusiastic amateur (not a professional) photographer.

I purchased PS Elements 4 years ago, and while I preferred PS 7 for editing, I liked the organization features of PSE, as well as it had some advantages when working with multiple small layers (I'm thinking collage work) because you didn't need to know which layer number it was to select a specific one.  Anyway, last year I upgraded to a PSE/Premiere Elements 10 bundle for a discounted price, because hey, why not, newer features plus it gave me a video editing program as well.

Well, the $120 dollars I spent last November paid off, because it qualified me to purchase Photoshop CS6 at a discounted price of $299.  The regular price on it is $699 -- that's a $400 discount!  My parents are chipping in some $$ and making it my birthday present!  I just placed the order now and am super excited!

ETA: Some of the pro photographers whose blogs I follow sell delightful PS actions, which I couldn't use before because none of them worked on PSE or non-CS versions of PS.  Now I can get some of those, too!

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