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"When I Put My Hand To The Flame," Jen Moriarty/Sebastian Moran, Explicit [Sep. 27th, 2012|11:45 pm]
So who here likes Sherlock?

I have just posted my first fic in that fandom on AO3. It is Moriarty/Moran, with genderswapped always-a-woman Moriarty purely because I thought that would be hot. There is angst and explicit, mostly angry sex; I tagged it as dubcon just in case but I didn't really write it with that intention in mind.

Tell your friends! I know like one person in this fandom and I am intimidated by tumblr, so I'm not exactly sure where to start.

When I Put My Hand To The Flame
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What's Love Got To Do With It? (I think it's a 'verse or something) [Jul. 9th, 2012|08:23 pm]
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So yeah, remember how I mentioned that I was getting kind of into the whole omega!verse thing? ... yeah, I think we all saw this coming.

This is the beginning of my own little White Collar Alpha/beta/omega 'verse. It is my own complicated reaction to finding something both super problematic and super sexy. We'll see how it goes; I have ideas for future parts and am open to suggestions.

Title: What's Love Got To Do With It?
Fandom: White Collar
Pairings: Peter/Elizabeth, Neal/Kate, Neal/Peter (future Neal/Peter/Elizabeth foreshadowed)
Rating: R for non-explicit sexual content
Warnings: mentions of prison violence, alpha/beta/omega dynamics, references to consent issues, abandonment/betrayal, messing with tropes, Infinitely Patient Elizabeth
Summary: beta!Elizabeth isn't going to let a little chemical reaction interfere with her marriage. omega!Neal isn't going to let anyone send him back to prison unclaimed. Alpha!Peter is definitely not in charge here.

AN: Okay I have a lot of feelings about the tropes I'm playing with here, and if you want to bear with me as I tease a whole storyline out of this, you will probably become very much acquainted with those feelings. Suffice to say, please feel free to discuss the problematic aspects of these tropes with me in the comments, because I will very likely agree with you. (special niche warning: if A/b/o fics are your uncritical idfic happy comfort place, I am cool with that, and you might actually enjoy this fic, which is not even really a deconstruction, just a slightly different angle. But you might want to avoid the comments section because critical stuff might happen there.)

The only place where I'm dramatically veering away from the trope is that I'm not using knotting. Not because it isn't hot -- it so is -- but because I can't figure out how to incorporate sex scenes with female Alpha characters while still making knotting a big deal. My failure of imagination there.

You must understand that the touch of your hand makes my pulse react.Collapse )
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(no subject) [Jun. 3rd, 2012|03:10 pm]
So grateful for all the love in my life. That really should be my mantra these days. Working for commissions has me obsessing about how much better I could be doing, but the truth is, I'm doing pretty great.

Neal was here last weekend. It was fantastic. :) I miss him like crazy now, but also being with Daniel is also fantastic in a different way. So I'm totally spoiled. The only thing better would be having them both in the same city so we don't have to plan our dates two months apart. And we're working on that part!

Work is emotionally difficult, but then, pretty much everything is for me. I'm at peace with that. I think I'm steadily getting better at my job, and I'm a big fan of the people I work with and for. And there are always new challenges, which I generally welcome, even when I'm complaining about them.

My friends are really great. I went out shopping with Li and Alison yesterday and we shopped for makeup and wine and it was lots of fun to get to just be super femme. I am working out some things in my head that seem to be closely tied with wanting to have a little more fun and not feel guilty about it. So buying hot pink eyeshadow and learning about the wines of the Rhone valley felt like a nice way to spend the afternoon.

That same part of my brain is also encouraging me to read more trashy novels. I'm excited about that.
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(no subject) [May. 6th, 2012|01:35 pm]

Work is taking most of my energy at the moment. I don't feel like this is a permanent thing; I'm just in the process of figuring out how to be good at my job. Along with it comes a lot of figuring out of other stuff that is kind of amazing. So that's fun. :)

I miss my LJ friends who I don't really talk to outside of LJ. You guys are awesome and I still think about you a lot even though I haven't been on here.

I haven't been baking too much because of the aforementioned energy drain, but I made a pretty awesome cake last week.

Today Daniel and I went to a coffee shop and the barista had on a button advertising that he's voting against Amendment One (our state's upcoming "traditional marriage" amendment). After we ordered, I told him that I liked the button and that we were voting against, too. When our sandwiches came out, there was a free chocolate chip peanut butter cookie with them. Yes, we were actually given a cookie for being good allies. Don't stop dreaming! ;)
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these first few desperate hours [Feb. 4th, 2012|12:34 am]
Just had a kind of intense experience with our Imbolc ritual, and wanted to write it down before I forget.

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(no subject) [Dec. 1st, 2011|11:50 pm]
Hi, December!

I am trying to find a vaguely sane way of regarding you and not succeeding at it very much. There are so very many things I want to get done, and I am not so very good at getting things done, so aaaah!

The problem is that there is not so very much money. So I am simultaneously trying to do a lot of handmade holiday presents in order to save money, and scrambling for ways to make money, including looking for jobs (I'm currently embroiled in a lengthy interview process for one that would be awesome if I got it), trying to get dance gigs, trying to get tutoring gigs... etc etc. So so many things to do. And so many interesting kinds of internal resistance.

I'm really just hoping my creativity will keep me going and that I will remember to have as much fun with the parts of this that are capable of being fun.
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(no subject) [Nov. 14th, 2011|12:49 pm]
I'm not really into the Yuletide thing these days, but I really hope someone out there nominated Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl. It's, like, the perfect Yuletide fandom.

Also I haven't posted here in ages! But nothing much has changed. I had my dance performance this weekend, and it was tons of fun. I'm hoping to get more gigs in the near future. I've really missed performing.
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(no subject) [Jun. 23rd, 2011|01:57 am]
For the Book of Me:

There's a super clear correlation between days when I do yoga for just a few minutes in the morning, and days when I'm calm and focused enough to get work done and not have panic attacks. And yet, I still find myself thinking "I don't have time to do yoga, I slept too late and have too much to do." Even though just 10 or 15 minutes can be the difference between a day when I write a few thousand words and a day when I get panicky over internet arguments and accomplish nothing. Which proves to my satisfaction that the "I don't have time" train of thought is less about actually saving time and more about hating on myself.

Also: on the day immediately before traveling, major entertaining, or any other event that takes a lot of preparation, I am never able to get nearly as much done as I expect to.

Things I can do with this information:

1. Plan better, and try to get more done ahead of time, instead of on the last day.

2. Understand that this is going to happen, and accept it, and don't be too surprised and disappointed in myself when it does.

3. Before the next Big Event, have a frank conversation with myself about exactly how big an event it is, and what the best and worst things that can happen are. Doing an absolutely perfect job entertaining my parents won't erase all of my neurosis about disappointing them; screwing up packing for a trip won't leave me stranded in prison in Bangladesh. Not letting the pressure ratchet up will probably make it easier to deal with preparation one item at a time.

Leaving for the beach tomorrow. I am thinking I'm going to do a whole lot of yoga, and sleep a lot, and reconnect with Daniel as much as possible. Hope you all have a great few days!
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internet powers, activate! [Jun. 14th, 2011|10:09 am]
Originally posted by kythryne at internet powers, activate!
Okay, people. I need you to take this viral, and fast. via viorica1867

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Originally posted by <lj user="kythryne"> at <a href="http://kythryne.livejournal.com/180199.html">internet powers, activate!</a><div class="repost">Okay, people. I need you to take this viral, and fast. via <lj user="viorica1867">

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We know someone in upstate New York who needs a good custody lawyer ASAP. I'm not at liberty to go into details publicly, but this woman is very afraid that her abusive boyfriend is going to get sole custody of her young child.&nbsp; She's presently being represented by a public defender who doesn't seem to care about the case, and she has very few resources left at this point. Her next hearing is on Thursday.

If you know a good lawyer in New York State who might be willing to take this case for a low fee or pro bono, or at least offer her advice or support, please let me know. If you don't know anyone, please repost this far and wide. As a mother and an abuse survivor, it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to contemplate a child being left in the hands of an abuser.

I can be reached at kythryne@gmail.com if you have any leads or want to help.

The internet can work miracles. Let's go.


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(no subject) [Jun. 1st, 2011|01:59 pm]
via rubynye: Post a comment, and I will reply with one or two reasons why I think you're great. In return, you have to post this same meme on your blog and comment for other people.
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