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The Writer They Call Tay
28 August 2015 @ 07:39 pm
Title: Twinkle Toes
Characters: John, Abby, Mrs Hudson, Sherlock, Sarah
Rating: G
Warnings/Triggers: none
Spoilers: none
Pairings: John/Sarah
Word Count 3,670
Summary: Abby's dance camp is having a family day. John and Mrs Hudson show up to be proud, but it remains to be seen whether Uncle Sherlock is going to join them.

Author's notes: Set in the Abby 'verse.

A visitor to my journal (I don't know how to link to Google+ users, sorry!) mentioned she'd liked to see an 'Abby's first dance recital' fic. Inspired by some of my memories of summer dance camp when I was little. It also gave me a chance to do more with Mrs Hudson in this 'verse. Short and fluffy.

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The Writer They Call Tay
Okay, I'm done now. Probably.

Shippy Meme Part 2 for Angie and Bond.

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The Writer They Call Tay
23 August 2015 @ 01:25 pm
Been awhile since my last daemon natter, so here's a double dose for two smaller fandoms, Inspector Lewis, and Skyfall.

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The Writer They Call Tay
21 August 2015 @ 09:10 pm
Ship Meme for Angie and Bond, because they are my new OTP, apparently. Crossover memes are nothing but trouble. Fun trouble, though!

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The Writer They Call Tay
20 August 2015 @ 12:06 pm
I'm not sure if this will be interesting to anyone, but I always like seeing speedpaints and progressions of art stuff, so I thought other people might as well.

This is a sort of step-by-step of a daemon portrait, of James Hathaway and his daemon, Ismini. Not really a tutorial, though I'm happy to clarify if anyone has any questions.

I use Paint Shop Pro 18, and The GIMP.

Images used are this one, from a Google search, and this one, from Wikimedia commons.

Ismini is a Mountain weasel, but I couldn't find a good picture of a mountain weasel (they're shy), so I used a polecat, which is also in the mustela family, and changed her colour to look a little more like a mountain weasel. But she is still too dark. But we take what we can get.

Pro-tip, if you click here, you can view it as a slideshow and not have to click in and out of each image link. Just use the arrows to go ahead or back.

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The Writer They Call Tay
19 August 2015 @ 12:55 am
Title: Next Time, Dinner
Characters: Angie, Bond, Peggy
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: wounds, suturing, infections, some innuendo
Spoilers: A few general ones for Agent Carter Season One
Pairings: Angie/Bond
Word Count 5,587
Summary: Angie has a third encounter with a certain British spy, this time injured, not wearing pants, and in her apartment.
Author's notes: Follows Ships in the Night, and The Second Threat. Last part of this 'Triple Threat' trilogy, and I think I've gotten everyone to where I wanted them to be. I may write more, but this leaves it off nicely if I don't, I think.

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The Writer They Call Tay
15 August 2015 @ 08:03 pm
Seems like a while since I did an audience participation meme, so I'll revive one of my faves. I've done a lot of characters for this one in the past, but I think I've added newer characters to repertoire, so hopefully you can find one you'd like to hear about!

Give me the name of a character I write or have written and I'll tell you:
-What they smell like
-How they sleep (sleeping position, schedule, etc)
-What music they enjoy
-How much time they spend getting ready every morning
-Their favourite thing to collect
-Their family (siblings, parents, extended, etc.)
-A weird/obscure fear they have
-A secret skill

OCS and AUs welcome, as always. Feel free to ask for a couple of characters.

Putting this here to make it easier to respond from my iPad if necessary:

In the past I have done: Anderson, Mummy Holmes, Arthur Shappey, Kevin Ryan, Molly Hooper, Sarah Sawyer, Abby Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Q, Sherlock Holmes, Tony Stark (and Demira), John Watson (Abby verse), Alec Thornton, Siger Holmes, and Steve Rogers (and Issie).
The Writer They Call Tay
12 August 2015 @ 02:15 pm
1. We're having the deck redone, because my dad built it before I was born (so, like at least thirty years ago), and some of the wood was rotting and Ascii liked to snack on it. We got non-snackable wood. When the deck man took off the old boards, we found a headless ninja turtle (Leonardo, judging from his knee bands, which means he'd also missing his katanas). My brother is 33, so let's just pause to think how long that's been under there.

2. Ascii has a UTI, which she gets frequently. The vet asked that we bring a urine sample with her to the vet. My dad went all around the block with her, and she wouldn't go pee for him. She stepped into the vets office and peed on the rug. Life with a Scottish Terrier, my friends.

3. I decided to make some rice pudding today. I haven't made rice pudding before, so I followed my little recipe, and the pudding doesn't really thicken, and it tastes very saltly, even though I didn't even put as much salt in as the recipe called for. An hour after making it, I suddenly get a brainwave and go to the kitchen. Yep. I put two tablespoons of baking soda in instead of two tablespoons of cornstarch. Which also explains why it started foaming, too.

Mum: Well, when you follow the recipe, I think it's going to be really good!

Way to mom, there, Mum.
The Writer They Call Tay
03 August 2015 @ 02:08 pm
Title: The Second Threat
Characters: Angie, Bond, Peggy, Howard
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: sexual harassment considered acceptable for the time period
Spoilers: A few general ones for Agent Carter Season One
Pairings: heavy Angie/Bond flirting
Word Count 3,111
Summary: Angie moonlights as a cocktail waitress for a night for a crowd of people that is full of celebrities, and, as it turns out, spies.
Author's notes: I was trying to write a sequel to Ships in the Night, and somewhere along the way the first part of the story got entirely separated from the second half of the story, and the more I tried to join them together, the harder it got to write, and then I remembered that you can actually write stories that aren't 9,000 words long sometimes. So, I broke it off into a short interlude of espionage fun and will do something with the second part later on.

The song that Angie and Bond dance to is 'That's For Me' by Dick Haymes (from 'State Fair').

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The Writer They Call Tay
03 August 2015 @ 12:39 am
A selection of Googles from July:

- come josephine in my flying machine
- foxtrot basic
- ring composition
- vesper martini
- when did air quotes start
- plural of platypus
- when did modern guys start wearing earrings
- shabbat candles cover hair
- lord carnarvon
- seatbelts in limos
- kiffles
- how far is it to the moon
- thousand islands
- saran wrap history