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The Writer They Call Tay
01 August 2015 @ 08:06 pm
I went looking for some sort of meme or form for OC child development, and I couldn't find a single one out there. So, being the kidfic lover I am, I decided to help the world/contribute to the problem by making one myself.

This is for development purposes, but might make a nice meme if one so chooses. Please feel free to borrow and use as thou would like, if it is helpful to you. I've tried to make it friendly to adoptive/non-biological families as well.

QUESTIONS:
Who are their parents/guardians?:
How did they get the name they have?:
If they know their biological parents, what physical/genetic traits did they inherit?:
What personality traits have they inherited/developed from their parents/guardians?:
What mannerisms or turns of phrase did they pick up from their parents/guardians?:
In what way do they differ from their parents/guardians (personality, morals, interests)?:
Besides their parents/guardians, who else had an impact on their development?:
What traditions/habits from their families to do they carry on today?:
What's something that seemed normal to them as children that it turns is not common to all families?:

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The Writer They Call Tay
24 July 2015 @ 07:29 pm
Title: Ships in the Night
Characters: Angie, Peggy, Bond, Jarvis, Sousa
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: some violence, lots of sexual badinage, quite a lot of female gaze
Spoilers: Oblique references to Skyfall, general spoilers for Agent Carter Season One
Pairings: heavy Angie/Bond flirting
Word Count 9,142
Summary: Angie is given care of a cute drugged British spy that Peggy brings home, and has a little adventure along the way.
Author's notes: This is one of the less weird results of the crossover memes joonscribble and I did a while back. Her memes kept throwing Angie and James Bond together, and we both decided that sounded like an interesting concept. So, I wrote a story.

The characters refused to do what I originally had planned, and it went slightly odd on me. I hope it's okay. This is also the longest I've ever tried to sustain a Bond voice, and he's very finicky. I hope he's all right as well.

To help my brain, I've simply placed the James Bond universe in the 1940s, rather than involving time travel. I've done my best to patch it over to work. This story takes place post-Skyfall.

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The Writer They Call Tay
21 July 2015 @ 10:31 pm
Title: Jack of All Trades (Part Two)
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Tony Stark, Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, Anna Jarvis, daemons
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, references to alcoholism, factory accidents (very mild references to wounds)
Spoilers: Generalized for the Stark family's backstory in the MCU
Pairings: Jarvis/Anna, Howard/Maria, Peggy/Her Husband
Word Count 6,751
Summary: A factory accident, a medical conference, and an 'indisposed' nanny adds child-minding to Jarvis' list of professions for the day. Thankfully, he gets a little help here and there.
Author's notes: This is Part Two. Part One can be found: here.

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The Writer They Call Tay
21 July 2015 @ 10:20 pm
Title: Jack of All Trades (Part One)
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Tony Stark, Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, Anna Jarvis, daemons
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, references to alcoholism, factory accidents (very mild references to wounds)
Spoilers: Generalized for the Stark family's backstory in the MCU
Pairings: Jarvis/Anna, Howard/Maria, Peggy/Her Husband
Word Count 5, 753
Summary: A factory accident, a medical conference, and an 'indisposed' nanny adds child-minding to Jarvis' list of professions for the day as Master Tony is placed in his care. Thankfully, he gets a little help here and there.
Author's notes: This is long. Everything I write lately is long. I'm sorry everything is so long. It's one story, but it's had to be split in two due to length.

Set in December of 1972 (I started it so long ago, I can't remember why I was that specific, but I was, apparently). Tony is about two-and-a-half.

Knowledge of His Dark Materials is not required. All that's necessary to know is that, in this world, humans' souls live outside of their bodies in the form of animals. There's an excellent primer here.

The characters of Dejeni, Takeo, and Tomor (mentioned but not appearing) belong to joonscribble. Our custody arrangement allows for the borrowing of them.

For reference: Haddie (a Welsh Springer Spaniel), Dejeni (a raccoon), Takeo (a spotted hyena), Hesper (a silkmoth), Hoggan (a kinkajou)

Mentioned by not appearing onscreen: Carmel (a rose-breasted grosbeak), Prydery (a koala), and Tomor (an otter)

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The Writer They Call Tay
21 July 2015 @ 11:00 am
Last night I edited a very long story. I took 1000 words out. Go me! This morning, I took another look through it, and wondered if I could cut a few more words out.

I ended up with 65 more words at the end than when I started.
 
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tay
11 July 2015 @ 12:46 pm
Hello, world! I am back at my home, with my bed and my bathtub. But I had a truly lovely week at the cottage, probably one of the nicest we've ever had, weather-wise. Not too hot, not too cold. Just right.

I did a bit of writing, but not as much as I normally get done. I did more sleeping and jigsaw puzzling. Although Unnecessary Crossover #438 is finishedish, and should be up...at some point.

We also didn't get as many animal visits this year. Just the heron on our first night, and the annual Parade of Proud Goose Mama and her Babies, which I missed because I was in the shower. We did, however, have a very happy Scottish Terrier who did not want to come home.



She's now four-paws up on the couch, so I guess she's going with the flow.

This year's puzzle (started Tuesday morning, finished Wednesday night because it was so much fun):



Hope everyone had a lovely week!
 
 
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!