The Writer They Call Tay
05 July 2015 @ 02:04 pm
Hello world! I've made it to the cottage, and there is Wi-Fi, and we've mostly sorted out how to connect to it, but it's slow. But I'm not complaining, because Wi-Fi at the cottage is a luxury, period.

Miss Ascii has settled herself in nicely:



And now she has a buffalo horn to chew on, so life is good in Scottieland.

We were also visited by a Great Blue Heron last night:


It was so majestic, the way it walked. Total badass.
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
04 July 2015 @ 09:03 am
Happy July 4th, Americans!

I'm off to the cottage for my yearly sojourn, and will be gone for a week. I should have Wi-Fi access while I'm there, but it is a bit dodgy, so I may be quiet.

Hope everyone has a lovely week!
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
03 July 2015 @ 10:52 am
I stumbled on this while I was doing some research for Books Steve Rogers Needs to Read, and I found it very amusing. My favourites are the Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Persuasion ones.

If Fictional Characters Could Text
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
01 July 2015 @ 12:46 am
Happy Canada Day! Bonne fete, Canada!

Time for the half-year fic round-up.

So many wordsCollapse )

Total Word Count: 151,982
# of stories: 22
Average Word Count: 6,908
Fandoms: Sherlock, Agent Carter, Iron Man, Captain America, The Avengers, Skyfall

So...yeah. I've written 10,000 more words this past six months than I did in the whole of last year. Curse you, MCU!

On the bright side, I managed to write two stories around the 20K mark and neither of them were AUs, so there's an accomplishment.
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
30 June 2015 @ 06:13 pm
This month's selection of 'Stuff I Put into Google for Stories':

- afikoman
- are seasons capitalized
- when did the word hippie originate
- strawberry allergic cross-reactivity
- legality of digital signatures
- how to calm an angry cat
- apgar score
- how to address a lord
- sussex England to paris
- cool hearing aids
- toddler adoption
- 60s yé-yé music
- congenital hearing loss
- chair for your purse restaurant
- blood clots in fighter pilots
- birth control pill history
- james bond weapons
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
Title: Paris in Spring (7/7)
Characters: Howard Stark, Maria Carrera, Edwin Jarvis, Dernier, Falsworth, a few OCs
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, some discussion of sad things, lots of sex and innuendo (nothing explicit)
Spoilers: Nothing specific, but generalized for various backstories of the characters involved
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 3,701
Summary: When the press starts to close in on Howard and Maria's new relationship, Howard whisks Maria off to Paris see if he can convince her to stick around.
Author's notes: Last part! Sorry about the delay. This chapter is from Jarvis' POV, as he seemed to the best person to finish it off. Thanks for reading!

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE | PART FOUR | PART FIVE | PART SIX

Mr Jarvis, did you just cross "get on plane" off your list?Collapse )
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
26 June 2015 @ 07:55 pm
Sorry for the delay in the final chapter of Paris in Spring if anyone is waiting on it. I had a migraine, and then Howard and Maria decided not to cooperate any more, so Jarvis decided he'd take over, and that was very kind of him (thanks Jarvis!) but I've had to move ideas around to accommodate the fact that he's an outsider to the situation, so...I think I've got it on the run now, but it might be a couple more days until I get it all done and dusted.

This is why I normally don't post multi-chapters until the whole thing is written. Muses are fickle, and can't be relied upon to do what their told.
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
23 June 2015 @ 01:13 am
Title: Paris in Spring (6/7)
Characters: Howard Stark, Maria Carrera, Edwin Jarvis, Dernier, Falsworth, a few OCs
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, some discussion of sad things, lots of sex and innuendo (nothing explicit)
Spoilers: Nothing specific, but generalized for various backstories of the characters involved
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 3,832
Summary: When the press starts to close in on Howard and Maria's new relationship, Howard whisks Maria off to Paris see if he can convince her to stick around.
Author's notes: This is the last part I have written at the moment, but there will be one more, shorter part and I know what I want to do.

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE | PART FOUR | PART FIVE

The amount of times we found Stark without his trousers was to the point that seeing him with them on warranted comment.Collapse )
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
Title: Paris in Spring (5/7)
Characters: Howard Stark, Maria Carrera, Edwin Jarvis, Dernier, Falsworth, a few OCs
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, some discussion of sad things, lots of sex and innuendo (nothing explicit)
Spoilers: Nothing specific, but generalized for various backstories of the characters involved
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 4,043
Summary: When the press starts to close in on Howard and Maria's new relationship, Howard whisks Maria off to Paris see if he can convince her to stick around.
Author's notes:

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE | PART FOUR

You may not know this, but you"re kind of special.Collapse )