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The Writer They Call Tay
04 October 2015 @ 12:51 pm
Change of season = lots of headaches, and apparently lots of headaches = giving daemons to random characters. So here, have some Stargate daemons!

I'm not actually sure if there is a cross-section of people who read this journal + people who like daemons + people who watched Stargate, but I guess we'll find out.

I only did the main characters, as there would be too many otherwise. For ease, I've given alien characters Tau'ri animals, but I assume they're sort of 'space' versions of those animals, and look slightly different. I've also never seen Universe, so I've only done SG-1 and Atlantis characters.

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Atlantis CharactersCollapse )
The Writer They Call Tay
01 October 2015 @ 11:44 pm
September Googles for Stories:

flowers you can grow indoors
African violet care
down's syndrome
new york children's hospitals
pediatric pneumonia
master title
1970s coat styles
1973 musicals
cake flavors
connecticut stereotypes
hardy boys
honorary degree
napkin etiquette
new york to stamford train
paul flato
The Writer They Call Tay
25 September 2015 @ 01:03 pm
I recently leant out my Merlin dvds to someone, and it reminded me of Merlin stuff, and I decided to do some Merlin daemon portraits. Probably the biggest project I've tried to do with this sort of thing, but I feel like I get better at it as I go along.

Brought to you in part by a binge listening of The Unbelievable Truth, a few Nerdist podcasts, and much Postmodern Jukebox.

Many images. Many animals. Many Knights.Collapse )

Now, to write fic!
The Writer They Call Tay
22 September 2015 @ 03:13 pm
Title: Off-Duty Hours
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, Tony Stark, Anna Jarvis
Rating: G
Warnings/Triggers: none
Spoilers: A few general ones for the MCU at large
Pairings: Howard/Maria, Anna/Jarvis
Word Count 6,356
Summary: Jarvis comes home from an unusual day of satisfying his employer's whims, to find a rather large surprise waiting for him. Just in time for his birthday.
Author's notes: This is perhaps the only 'normal' story to come out of the crossover memes joonscribble and I did a while back. One of the questions was about a surprise party for Jarvis, and that seemed like the fluffy goodness I enjoy. It turned out to be quite a bit harder to write than I thought, due to the amount of characters I had to juggle. I think this is the fourth version. I hope it all reads okay in the end!

Set in 1973, or thereabouts. I have no idea what Jarvis' age is meant to be, so I've avoided mentioning it, and I've also left a blank for Peggy's husband's name. Tony is about three, and everyone else is around mid-fifties, I'm guessing, except for Maria, who is late-thirties.

Jarvis' cuff links are based on a real Paul Flato deisgn, and look like this, for those curious.

I did get him to tone it down. Otherwise, we"d have three hundred guests and a fire eater.Collapse )
The Writer They Call Tay
16 September 2015 @ 10:56 pm
New meme! Huzzah! This type is my favourite. Questions chosen from here, with one I added in myself.

Give me the name of a character I write or have written and I'll answer these questions:

-Who did they look up to the most as a child?
-What nicknames/pet names/terms of endearment did they have when they were little?
-What clothing do they like to wear, and what do they wear most often?
-Do they sing or play any musical instruments, even if just for fun? How well?
-What are they like when they get sick? Do they have a particular system (ears, lungs, etc) that illness gravitates to?
-What is a gift that they have received that was especially touching or significant?
-How do they arrange or decorate their living space?

As always, OCs and AUs are very welcome.

The Writer They Call Tay
09 September 2015 @ 02:28 pm
August Google Searches, slightly belated:

1920's songs
1940's antiseptic
1940's menu prices
books like Harry Potter
dog sign language commands
gameskeeper dogs
girding loins
history of pregnancy tests
how long are all the harry potter movies combined
italian interjections
muslim athletic clothes
ring cycle
peter lawford
history of child custody
The Writer They Call Tay
07 September 2015 @ 07:53 pm
I love how if you watch one video on youtube, it immediately pops up suggestions of every other video relating to that subject. Like, okay youtube, I know I watched Aurelie Dupont's Sleeping Beauty Adagio, but that was just research for--oh, what the hell, let's watch four more hours of ballet just for the hell of it!

This is how I end up with tons of research and not enough story to put it in.
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.

Instead of just the improperly mental you are now?Collapse )
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.

Inspector Lewis daemonsCollapse )

Skyfall DaemonsCollapse )