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Of fic news, kittens, Dakota(s), birthday fun & recs

November 2nd, 2008 (07:29 pm)
bouncy

where i am: all by myself
how i am: bouncy
accompanied by: Tumble barking outside

This is the first time I've ever written an entry that's more life-update than anything else – gone are the days when all I'm posting here is Supernatural fic, apparently – but, I have a lot to share and this journal clearly is a great way to do that.

Speaking of SPN fic though, I do have to share some squee…
First off, I recently had the good fortune of bidding on and winning the amazing writing talents of the awesome [info]ultraviolet9a  during the Sweet Charity auctions and am thrilled to pass on that the fic has taken shape and should be beta-ready very soon. This news is just terrific, especially getting it today. I can't wait to read it and of course, share it with y'all :).

Secondly on the SPN fic front, I am utterly gob-smacked to report that my own muse has reawakened from her 350 day long coma and *I* will have fic to load here in the very near future (once the fantabulous[info]pdragon76  has her beta way with me)! I can't tell you how relieved I am that I was able to write the Winchesters again. I missed it so much but, alas, I am truly one of those fic writers who are completely at the mercy of her fickle muse. Watch out for Heavenly Fathers soon and do let me know how the voices and characterizations hold up… I did feel a little rusty.
 

 

Regarding kittens…
Okay, so there's only one but a few weeks ago my big sister and her hubby rescued and are now fostering a female kitten that was living wild. Sadly, her littermate(s) have still not been caught/rescued by the many out there trying to help them. My sis already has 2 cats (one of which was a feral they rescued 3 years ago) plus an old dog in his declining years and with plans to move back to the city and downsize in the next few of years, they really don't have the room for this kitten. Now, it wouldn't surprise me at all if they ultimately end up keeping her because there's no way they'll give her up to a shelter, but if any of my flisties have friends in Ontario (Toronto-ish) that might be considering adding a kitten to their lives, here are a couple of pics of Little Lora (named for the Lora Bay area where she was found).
  
Feel free to contact me for further details.

On the Dakota front, I have a bit of an update to share…
For those who haven't read about his saga, here's the link to it, my most recent post to this journal. I had a long talk with his owner and have since heard from her via email and it looks like he truly will only be staying with us temporarily once he gets dropped off here, likely the evening of the 10th. Dakota's mom is adamant she will never give him up – loves him too much. I only wish that made me feel better, but it doesn't. For my gang's sake, having him here only about a month is a much more palatable disruption. For Dakota though, I feel like I should sit down with his owner and try to convince her to give him up permanently whenever she comes to get him back in December. I just don't have faith that his home-life/situation is going to do anything but get worse and, before he becomes a total head-case, I want him back here ::sigh:: Anyway, once he's been under my roof long enough for me to assess him, I'll send another update. Wish us all luck.

The reason Dakota is pluralized in the heading…
Hubby and his little brother Adam (okay, so they're not blood related but my guy calls Adam Brother all the time) are currently on a road trip, with an arsenal in the trunk, in search of ghosts and demons things to hunt. All right, so they're actually after North Dakota pheasants but I can't help but grin at the SPN moment the boys' trip is giving me *g*

They should've arrived in ND earlier today though I haven't heard from them yet. Will I? Probably not. Given today's date and last year's precedent, I won't hear from him until tomorrow ;).

And lastly, as some of you already know, today's my birthday and it's been a fabulous one. 44 rocks, people! Okay, so undoubtedly hubby's going to forget to call (he's been on the road since the morning of the 29th so has probably lost track of dates) but, with all of my lj-friends keeping me company, it really has been one of the best birthdays I've ever had *g*.

I have to rec [info]pdragon76 's birthday surprise for me. It totally caught me off guard when she sent me the link in the wee hours of this morning and I've been grinning from ear-to-ear ever since reading it. For any of you who know me well enough to frequent this journal, you'll see just how wonderfully and perfectly fitting this hysterical mini-picspam/mini-fic is for me. Read it here and enjoy! 

Thanks too to the following wonderful flisters who've helped make this a giddily fun day: [info]morganslady for the Bassett Hound of sticky love!  [info]moondropz  for the Boys of Awesomeness picspam   [info]smilla02 for the delicious lolli   [info]el1ie  and her beasties for such a wonderfully fitting birthday greeting. Although, with the addition of 19 more Russells into my life, I'm not sure if I really should be thanking her or heading for the hills ;).  [info]tahirire  for not only the birthday wishes and heartbreakingwarming vid (courtesy of [info]lotr_lemmy 's latest work) but also, thanks again for the jiffy-quick fact-checking of yesterday *g*. And for the birthday wishes from         

rinkle

 

Thanks everyone. Have a terrific day and, I know I'm a Canuck so don't have a say, but many of you guys do... don't forget to *VOTE* this week! 


 ETA - Guys, so sorry, I went in to add a few new names and ended up losing at least 5. LJ and I just do not get along. I thank all of you I've so carelessly deleted. Thanks so much again for making this a memorably fun day :).

Comments

Posted by: gatorpez (gatorpez)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)

Happy Birthday! I didn't forget, but apparently, the post office had other plans. :-)

That's great that you're writing again! I can't wait to read it.

By the way, my sister is going to get the puppy. I'm driving with her to get the dog next Sunday. My nephews have named him "Chewie" (as in Star Wars' Chewbacca...that's what you get when you allow a 7 year old and 4 year old to name the dog. Trust me, though, it could've been worse...I saw the list of names. *g*)

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
GIF Dean Walking

Thanks, girl. I actually had to step outside and check the mailbox... couldn't recall if I'd checked it Friday. nothing there though and we still don't have weekend delivery. Likely early next week. You just never know, as we've seen in the past.

I've been off work since Thursday and am off all week with the dogs while Wayne's away. He's only traveling with Cooper this year so I have 6 at home, unlike last year when he took 2 of the terrier along with Cooper. Since he's traveling with Adam in my van and Adam has 2 pointers along, no room for terriers. I'm doing okay with these guys though. I can generally split the 6 up in 3 pairs and give them all pseudo freedom in the house.

If you haven't read it already, you should check out dragon's mini pic/fic I linked to above... I LMAO, it was so fitting with the Marla/dog/Dean angle *g*

And yes, I'm thrilled I actually wrote something though it felt agonizingly slow! The story's about the size of All Told and, truthfully, I'm a little disappointed in how much it feels kinda like a combo of All Told and the present-day stuff in my last fic (not as original I guess as I'd hoped?). *But*, I'm happy with the words and it's in Dean's POV for the first time and that feels good, so hopefully that means I'll be able to write from his POV again in the future. I'm just so damn relieved my muse came to life, even if only to re-hash some themes I've already written about ;) It's a tag to 4.07 so Castiel's in it so I'm anxious to see how people think I did with him. Though I think since 4.01 the different SPN RL writers have played with his "voice" a fair bit so I think my Castiel sounds more like 4.01 Castiel than the one I've watched lately. We'll see.

Chewie, huh? *g* I was thinking I'd known another one before but then it dawned on me I was thinking of Worf... about a 4 pound Yorkie that looked an awful lot like Dean's nemesis in 4.06 *g*. Have fun picking up the pup and you'll have to send a pic or 2 down the line ;)

Thanks again - I actually had a really fun day - and I will let you know when my mail comes in ;)

Posted by: Late Night Drops of Random (moondropz)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
Adorkable Jensen bunny ears

And happy Birthday-again! ;) I am so glad your day has been awesome! It sounds like you've had alot of b-day wishes and presents on LJ! Yay! You deserve that and much more-you rock!
*Hugs*

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
GIF Dean Walking

Thank-you, lady. It has been a really adorably fun day. The only thing that would make it better is if Dean or Jensen walked in my door *g*

Posted by: Late Night Drops of Random (moondropz)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
Ackles glee!

I hear the door knocking.... ooohhh look!!!



*Hugs*

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Gif Dean Bond

LOL, I'm puckering back, baby!

Posted by: Late Night Drops of Random (moondropz)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
Ackles glee!

Hee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Go for it-it is your birthday! I just couldn't resist!
*Hugs*

Posted by: Katie (kaethe)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)

Happy Birthday! That kitten is adorable. Too bad I live in Texas...

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
GIF Dean Hi

That kitten is adorable

I know, isn't she a doll?

Too bad I live in Texas...

LOL, yup, and too bad I have 6 terriers ;)

Thanks for the birthday wishes - it's been a great day :)

Posted by: nonniemous (nonniemous)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)

Oh, hooray for muses! I so know that feeling, and YAY, it came back to life! Whooot! I look forward to seeing your tale hit the intarwebs.

Everyone I know in the Toronto area is a college student. Waaah. And I meant to comment on Dakota's story and didn't earlier. I hope things can be worked out for him; would you place him wiht another family? (But honestly, this is the reason I don't have a dog. We're too lazy to take proper care of it, so we'll take cats which just laze about and meow at us when they want out.)

LOVE the fic--but mostly I just want in on the honey-drizzle bailing twine thing. *g*

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
Alec Squee

Oh, hooray for muses! I so know that feeling, and YAY, it came back to life! Whooot!

Thank-you, ma'am, despite this cold that will.not.go.away!, I feel almost rejuvenated just knowing the muse can be revived :)

Once Dakota spends some time with us, I'll get a better feel for where he would do best. Another home, if she gives him up, could certainly be a possibility... I just don't have the connections or connections to connections for networking I used to have to find these guys homes. Truthfully, if he's not a head-case, he really would be more than welcome here. It just would be so much easier on us if that day came after Boomer and/or Dempsey had their final sleeps. I feel awful saying that but, given their ages, it's just being practical - not that I want those days to hurry up and get here at all.

I am in love with dragons little pic-spam fic for me. It was too perfect, right down to the detail of the "Beware of Dog" sign in the pic of them approaching the house. Too, too funny.

About the honey-drizzle bailing twine thing though? Hands off, lady. He's *mine* -- at least for tonight ;)

Thanks again!

Posted by: Dani (pinkphoenix1985)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)

I'm glad that you had a great bday!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)
GIF Dean Glee

Thank-you, I definitely did!

Posted by: leelust (leelust)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)

First of all - happy birthday!!!!!
Second there - i wish you (all of you) luck - with settling Dacota and with everything. I hope you'll find a way to make all good for everyone (you included).
And of course - yay! for your muse! Keep it up!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Dean Shotgun Shell

Thanks, hon. I'll definitely post a Dakota update when I get a better feel of the situation.

! for your muse!

\o/ I just hope I can corral her for at least a couple more stories after this one is finished and uploaded.

Thanks again :)

Posted by: leelust (leelust)
Posted at: November 4th, 2008 11:56 am (UTC)

It's so nice of you :) I'm horrible with names but i remember the stories so even if i forget how his name is i will remember his story *sigh* Poor puppy. At least he still has home with you... and maybe you're right about keeping him here. Too much stress never does good to anyone.

As to your muse - pester her with care and please and i'm sure she'll be kind to you (to us but it's a secret).

Posted by: Invisible Friend (el1ie)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)

Secondly on the SPN fic front, I am utterly gob-smacked to report that my own muse has reawakened from her 350 day long coma and *I* will have fic to load here in the very near future

\0/

YAY...**strikes up the band for a quick jig and kisses muse for answering prayers**

But I certainly don't envy you that task over Dakota.. **hugs** What a bummer, best of luck.

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
Dean Strut

YAY...**strikes up the band for a quick jig and kisses muse for answering prayers**

I am so with you there. Here's hoping I can hang onto her for more than just this one fic ;).

But I certainly don't envy you that task over Dakota.. **hugs**

I'm with you there too ::sigh::. At this point I'm just going to consider it an opportunity to assess him and get a real handle on his temperament, i.e. apparently he dislikes men now (not an issue when he was last here as an adult) and hubby is, without meaning to be, a pretty intimidating guy (usually "soft" dogs just crumble in his presence, hence in part why we've got terriers), so it'll be interesting to see how Dakota does around him.

Thanks again!

Posted by: (I am a rainwalker) (ultraviolet9a)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
capslock bitch

\o/ I got the "good to go" from e313 on the fic, and i'll try first emailing it to you (and then posting) before this thursday cuz i have this illogical fear that SOMEHOW i'll get jossed and i really need to get it to you (and out there) before the new episode arrives! HOMG.

ps Consider this a teaser. *nod* What? If Kripke can do it, so will i! BWAHAHAHAHA!

PS OF PS YEI HEAVENLY FATHERS! YEI KITTIES AND BIRTHDAYS!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
GIF Dean Glee

I got the "good to go" from e313 on the fic, and i'll try first emailing it to you (and then posting) before this thursday cuz i have this illogical fear that SOMEHOW i'll get jossed

\o/ \o/ \o/

You have no idea how excited I am to see the story! And how thrilled (not to mention envious) to have it completed so quickly :)

YEI HEAVENLY FATHERS! YEI KITTIES AND BIRTHDAYS

*g* You'll have to let me know what you think of my Castiel, how he sounds to your most attentive ears ;).

And isn't Little Lora just the cutest kitten? She reminds so very much of my sister's senior cat, I'm amazed their evening considering giving her up but, with their future downsizing circumstances, etc., I see where they're coming from.

I had a great birthday. Didn't hear from hubby - of course. I adore the man but he has never had a concept od days or the week or dates ::head shake:: Add to that having little brother along for the ride (who undoubtedly would in Sammy-like fashion have remembered for hubster if hubs would've said, "hey, remind me on the 2nd to call the Mrs." but, no, foresight is not something my man has in abundance ;).

I really did have a super day though and this news of your is just extending the glee :) \o/

Posted by: (I am a rainwalker) (ultraviolet9a)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)

Quickly? Dude, i was all thinkythoughts and research and brainstorming. That was not ultravee quick. That was ultravee thinky/organized/planned/disciplined. *GASP* :D

You know what would totally win me over? If Castiel is covered with Nutella at some point. *hides under desk* DON'T JUDGE ME.

And yeeei on birthday! and superdays! and all the other awesomeness!

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Castiel Dean (Angel on my Shoulder)

Given my tortoise pace, you are a speed demon. Especially if you took time for research too!

Hmmm, Castiel covered in Nutella... nope, sorry, don't think I can work it into this fic that's in dragons' hands but, you never know, maybe there's some in his future *g*

Posted by: (I am a rainwalker) (ultraviolet9a)
Posted at: November 4th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
capslock bitch

NUTELLA FTW! \o/

Posted by: sodakey (sodakey)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)

Happy Birthday :) Sorry it comes a day late.

Posted by: May Robinson (may7fic)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Boys CSPwDT Landscape

Thank-you! It was a great day and I'm off all week so it feels like an extended birthday to me anyway ;)

I hope your travels are going well.