Okay, actually, it’s Sparrow’s birthday in England, where Sparrow is, although we’re not quite there yet here in the U.S.!
So this seems like the perfect time to say that I honestly don’t know what I’d do without her. Sparrow puts up with all my insecure belly-aching without ever telling me to just shut the fuck up and get to work. (Unless I need to be told to shut the fuck up and get to work.) That alone is huge, because I need someone I can do that with, who won’t eventually decided I’m being a baby and start ignoring me. She probably should, but she never does.
Sparrow also understands the nature of this crazy story I’m trying to write and keeps pushing me to go further (and be meaner to Kurt!), which is what it needs.
And outside of the immediate, she’s an amazing friend, a fantastic writer and co-writer, and really does hang in with me through thick and thin. Eventually the stars are going to align and we’re going to meet in real life and you guys will probably feel the shockwaves throughout fandom when that happens!
So happy birthday Sparrow!! Fandom has given me some amazing things and you are right up there at the top. :)
And for your birthday present I’ve decided to write you a nice, dirty, Kurtbastian slave fic … ;)
Ha! How dragged out am I after posting the new chapter yesterday? So dragged out that I sat here for a good couple of minutes staring at my Scarves & Coffee screen and trying to figure out what happened to Shape My Edges and Broker My Assent, which I KNOW I totally posted!
God, after three weeks battling this chapter, I can’t adequately express how it feels to be both not writing and not feeling guilty about that. And not wanting to cry because I have to start all over from scratch tomorrow. Someone remind me why we do this again?
And please send anyone with an “it’s just fan fiction” attitude my way so I can give them a carefully selected piece of my mind.
For anyone who’s quietly following along, I’ve finally, finally sent chapter 3 of Shape My Edges and Broker My Assent to Sparrow. If all goes well I should be able to post it tomorrow.
Anonymous said: the fic that the other person was looking for (with kurt having a panic attack when blaine lays on his chest) was a different fill to the same prompt that launched expectation fails universe. i'm surprised you don't remember it. it is an abandoned WIP and the chapters can be found on the livejournal of xstarsaboveyoux. it's also on the gleekinkmeme at the same place that expectation fails can be found.
Oh! I absolutely remember that fic, of course, I just didn’t remember that moment! I read it when it was first posted, then once I decided I was going to write EF I stopped reading all soulmate stories, including that one, as I didn’t want to be influenced. When I finished EF it seemed to have been abandoned so I don’t think I ever went back and read beyond where I’d left off. Although, a chapter was posted a couple of months ago, so I’ve been hoping it may be completed at some point after all!
For the person who made the initial request, if you’re reading this, the story is called Crave One Name, Two Rhythms, Our Love and here’s a link!
If you don’t like musicals, you should remember that Cosette, Miranda Priestley, James Bond, Leonard’s mom, Dr. Erik Selvig, Howard Stark, Molly Weasley and Mr. Darcy sing Abba songs in Greece.
Jesus Christ! I honestly never made the Molly Weasley connection. I’m sitting here completely and utterly flabbergasted.
so if ya’ll haven’t heard, a lot of detroit residents have had their water turned off due to “outstanding bills”, some of $50 dollars or less. It’s gathered a lot of attention (probably bc it’s fucking disgusting) and national corporations like PETA have decided to do something about it!!! by paying off the water bills of detroit residents -who just have to agree to go vegan for a month. i am very angry, obviously, by the fact that WATER has been thrown around like a prize or a privilege in detroit and i’m really sad about this.
(if you want to do something to help, you can pay the water bills [or parts of them!] of residents who have been affected by the shut off at detroitwaterproject.org)
((also if you know anyone personally who has been affected by the shut off, have the call in 211 hotline to be connected the united way services))
This is classism at its worst. I guarantee you that people who can’t pay a $50 water bill can’t afford to chuck out the food already in their freezers and pantries and go buy soy milk and vegan cheese, even if there was a place to buy such things anywhere they could reasonably access. This is a publicity stunt. Even families who would be willing to try it lack the means to make the change. It’s a cruel tease, is what it is.