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fajrdrako
12 October 2018 @ 09:20 pm
How quickly Yuletide comes around again. I'm always happy to get new prompts for stories, and always happy to get stories, so it's a good trade.

As last year, the template here is taken from [personal profile] triplesalto.

Hello and welcome to my Yuletide letter! Thank you for writing for me.

AO3 name: fajrdrako
General likes: Competence, heroism, adventures, slow burn romance, passionate feelings, first times, five-times fics, happy endings. Good grammar and good spelling and that more nebulous thing, good style, are all very important to me - more important than story content. I love in-character fanfic that makes me feel I know a character better than I did before.

Smut Likes: Detailed explicit sex, sex in which the characters are really eager for it, M/M, F/F, threesomes or sexual groupings of any configuration, bisexual characters, teasing, romantic sex, passionate feelings, bondage, sexual tension and/or delayed gratification.

DNWs: unhappy endings, character death, rape, extreme changes from canon characterisation, explicit gore and violence.

Fandoms Requested: Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch, Six of Crows Series - Leigh Bardugo, Hawkeye (Comics), Warchild Series - Karin Lowachee, 12th Century Christians, The Expanse (TV).

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Fandom 1: Rivers of London - Ben AaronovitchRead more...Collapse )

Fandom 2: Six of Crows Series - Leigh BardugoRead more...Collapse )

Fandom 3: Hawkeye (Comics)Read more...Collapse )

Fandom 4: Warchild Series - Karin LowacheeRead more...Collapse )

Fandom 5: 12th Century ChristiansRead more...Collapse )

Fandom 6: The Expanse (TV)Read more...Collapse )

I might add that these are all guidelines, not rules!
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fajrdrako
07 October 2017 @ 10:53 am
Okay, I'm dipping my toes into the Yuletide waters. I've been looking for a few good prompts - or for stories written about the characters I love.

The template here is taken from [personal profile] triplesalto.

Hello and welcome to my Yuletide letter! Thank you in advance for writing for me.

AO3 name: fajrdrako
General Likes: Competence, heroism, adventures, slow burn romance, passionate feelings, first times, five-times fics, happy endings. Good grammar and good spelling and that more nebulous thing, good style, are all very important to me - more important than story content. I love in-character fanfic that makes me feel I know a character better than I did before.

Smut Likes: Detailed explicit sex, sex in which the characters are really eager for it, M/M, F/F, threesomes or sexual groupings of any configuration, bisexual characters, teasing, romantic sex, passionate feelings, bondage, sexual tension and/or delayed gratification.

DNWs: unhappy endings, character death, rape, extreme changes from canon characterisation, explicit gore and violence.

Fandoms: The Unstoppable Wasp (comics), Swordspoint Series - Ellen Kushner, Fantastic Four (Comicverse), Warchild Series - Karin Lowachee, Fantastic Four (Comicverse), Vikings (TV).

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Fandom: The Unstoppable Wasp (Comics)Read more...Collapse )

Fandom: Swordspoint Series - Ellen KushnerRead more...Collapse )

Fandom: Fantastic Four (Comicverse)Read more...Collapse )

Fandom: Warchild Series - Karin LowacheeRead more...Collapse )

Fandom: Rivers of London - Ben AaronovitchRead more...Collapse )

Fandom: Vikings (TV)Read more...Collapse )

I might add that these are all guidelines, not rules!
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fajrdrako
02 March 2017 @ 08:58 am
It snowed last night; no more of those nice clear sidewalks. I may go for a walk anyway.
 
 
fajrdrako
26 February 2017 @ 10:09 am





I went for a walk today. Last fall I was going for an hour's walk every day, loving it, and mirroring it with a virtual walk along the coast of Cornwall.

Today... oh dear. After being sick through January, and mostly playing World of Warcraft through February, I am a physical weakling. After half an hour, I was huffing and puffing - I'm told that walking in cold weather is harder than walking in warm weather, and I'll take any excuse I can get.

I stuck it out for an hour, but whew. And after the fact, it feels good, which is nice. Let's hope tomorrow is easier.

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fajrdrako
06 January 2017 @ 04:32 pm


Today's yoga was chair yoga with Saadia Gomez. Again, it helped me to feel better, and I liked the teacher's manner. Two things I particularly liked: the participation of her dog Charlie, and her ending sequence, with the palms together between the eyes, then at the lips, then at the heart:

    Hands to the eyes - so that we always see the truth
    Hands to the lips - so that we always speak the truth
    Hands to the heart - so that we always receive the truth


Lovely!



Saadia Gomez


 
 
 
fajrdrako
05 January 2017 @ 12:35 pm
I didn't skip yoga just because I had a cold. I found three YouTube videos for doing yoga, and I found they all made me feel better:

  1. Fiona Kaczmarczyk
  2. Yoga With Adriene
  3. Brett Larkin Yoga

For future reference.
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fajrdrako
05 January 2017 @ 12:28 pm
I've been struggling with a cold all week, which, on the negative side, means I can't work, and on the positive side means I get to loll about reading, playing games and watching television.

So I logged into World of Warcraft for the first time since... since I don't know when, and discovered things have changed. I had to re-arm my characters, and recover my pets. (I like to play hunters.)

I watched three episodes of Death in Paradise. Classic puzzle-mysteries, good characters.

I read Trinity by Matt Wagner, and I certainly enjoyed it, though I like Batman to be a little less pathologically grim, and there was something just a little stiff about it. Still: beautifully written.

I slept a lot.

I read The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch, and found myself wondering why it was called that. But of course, it's all about the Tyburn.

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fajrdrako
02 January 2017 @ 07:26 pm
Rich  


"Jeremy Beaumont-Jones has been lucky enough to be born rich. He wasn't in the mad oligarch class but once you're past a certain point, the sheer weight of your money sucks in wealth like a financial singularity." - Ben Aaronovitch, The Hanging Tree.

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fajrdrako
06 March 2016 @ 03:36 pm


On Facebook, rosiespark challenged me with a tag: to list and post links to seven of my favourite songs.

What fun, I thought, and why just keep it on Facebook, where entries are difficult to find and impossible to organize? I'm going to put the entries here, too.

So here you are, from my March 2 Facebook entry:

Tagged by rosiespark to list seven of my favourite songs (day by day), I'll start with a band we both love, "My Chemical Romance"; the choice of song is "Welcome to the Black Parade". I can't help feeling that this is one of my more respectable choices, and I won't admit that what really won me over was Gerard Way's spiffy jacket. No. It's also because I love the over-the-top lyrics.

So here you are: Welcome to the Black Parade</a> by My Chemical Romance. I can't help feeling that this is one of my more respectable choices, and I won't admit that what really won me over was Gerard Way's spiffy jacket. No. It's also because I love the over-the-top lyrics.

Welcome to the Black Parade.

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fajrdrako
23 February 2016 @ 05:05 pm
I've been having trouble logging back into Dreamwidth... They didn't recognise my address any more. The nerve! I'm back in, and relieved, but somewhat perplexed.