The Slow Dance of the Infinite Stars
10 Random Things About Me

I was tagged by corpsereviver2! <3

(some of you probably know these already, but I have a lot of new followers since the last time I did this meme, and the good stuff tends to get repeated as I don’t think I’m actually that interesting. ;-)

  1. I studied Classics at uni, but my degree is in Musical Theatre and I’ve only performed professionally in dramas
  2. I haven’t acted or sung on stage in over a decade though
  3. I’ve been a bookseller for most of my career, but also worked for Technicolour in Hollywood, where I got to assist and learn about post production techniques (and became friends with the people who created the special effects for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine through to Enterprise - they made magic happen huddled together in one tiny corner room, be impressed you guys) and talked my way into becoming the customer service manager/head office liaison for Star Trek: The Tour, which was awesome. 
  4. I used to volunteer at Gallifrey One, and could tell you all sorts of gossip about Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Not that I would. Because I’m not like that. ;-) (Well, okay, the only thing about Mark is that he’s a soft spoken sweetie who buys you drinks and gives great hugs. I really liked hanging out with him. Steven on the other hand…*smirk*)
  5. I can never decide if I want an otter or a dragon. Both is best.
  6. I was bitten by a wild dolphin named Jojo when I was seven; years later I was browsing a bookshop in Dublin and discovered he was actually a famous ‘psychic’ with a book written about him called ‘Journey into Dolphin Dreamtime’. I love the randomness of this fact.
  7. Pippin Took is my hero and role model, but I think I’m actually Aziraphale. (Oh no how terrible for meeee ;-)
  8. I am highly allergic to capsicum, an allergy which no one seems to believe actually exists (*long suffering sigh*) 
  9. I’ve been hospitalized many times and nearly died three of them. If you meet me in person and I seem a bit paranoid about certain things please know I have very good reasons for this :)
  10. I have nearly 25 years worth of Neil Gaiman related merchandise, promotional materials, personally signed first editions, posters, statues, t-shirts, badges, extremely rare and limited edition collectables, etc it’s obscene. I keep saying I should open a museum and one day I hope I can. God knows I could use the donation money. XD

I would like to know some random things about bootsnblossoms mistyzeo snogandagrope the-oxford-english-fangeek amuseoffyre and anyone who wants to play! 

Hello! I cannot figure out how to reply normally to your post (there's a photo reply button and no way am I going to be able to represent my reply with a photo) so I hope you don't mind me sending it to you as an ask instead. I remember reading a post you made a little while ago that mentioned Temeraire and I also love this series, so... Will Laurence with whoever you'd really like to see him with; Temeraire reacts in an unexpected way... please? :)

f0xeg1rl:

neverrwhere:

'I do not see how it cannot be any of my business, you are my Captain, after all,' sniffed Temeraire.

'If you are concerned I will not understand the process I assure you I do. I am experienced and know how to make an egg, and it cannot be so very different between you and Tharkay - I am not entirely certain he deserves you, Laurence, but I could never deny you this particular companionship, for we have had so little genuine happiness these many years. I only wish to remain a part of that happiness, for I cannot bear to be apart from you for even a moment, do you see? I am sure I could assist in some manner, perhaps with my tongue - for it is very agile and not too large - would that suit?’

Laurence stared in abject horror at his dragon, who appeared calmly unconcerned to have whispered as loud as any tempest his most intimate secrets to the entire camp. Crimson with humiliation, he wondered how he had imagined this discussion could ever go smoothly…

OMG neverrwhere wrote me a ficlet and it is PERFECT! Thank you! you have captured Temeraire’s voice just right, and I nearly fell out of my chair laughing at “I am sure I could assist in some manner, perhaps with my tongue…” :D Wonderful!

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eeehee Thank you! I’m so very pleased you enjoyed it  :3

micaceous-art:

He wasn’t feeling very well. For the last thirty miles he had been imagining that a ton of burning metal, rubber, and leather was a fully functioning automobile, and the Bentley had been resisting him fiercely.

Crowley becoming increasingly unhinged as the book goes on is my favorite part of Good Omens. This is hardly an original concept (pretty sure every GO fanartist draws the flaming Bentley at least once), but it’s such a powerful mental image, I couldn’t resist.

In a fit of ‘it’s my birthday so I’m going to treat myself, goddammit’ madness I bought the last ‘cheap’ tickets available for RICHARD III aaaaaaahhhhhhhh

Can anyone tell me if there’s any discernible difference in the amount of bloodlust/brutality etc between matinee and evening performances? I hope not, but you never know ;-) So YES, I’ll be at the 18 Sept matinee, woooo! Anyone else around for a meetup?

Favourite fics!

I was tagged by rj-abacura, who obviously wanted me to spend far too much time thinking about this ;-)

LIST TEN FICS THAT HAVE STAYED WITH YOU IN SOME WAY. DON’T THINK TOO HARD — THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE THE “RIGHT” WORKS, OR EVEN ALL THE SAME PAIRING OR FANDOM, JUST THE FICS THAT HAVE TOUCHED YOU OR THAT STUCK WITH YOU SOMEHOW.

Blue Sky by waffleguppies (Portal 2)
Waffles is an incredible writer, capturing GLAdOS’ snark with pitch perfect accuracy, the feel of being trapped in Aperture, the bravery and determination of Chell, and the wonderfully complex personality that is Wheatley. This fic is so important to me for many reasons, but mostly because waffs is now my best friend <3
Interface by bonezuki (Portal 2)
Ehehehe this fic literally changed my life - I had never read smut and then this like technophilia gem waltzed onto my dash and BOOM, suddenly I’m reading explicit fics 24/7. So y’know. Thanks for that :-P
The Paradox Series by wordstrings (Sherlock)
Ahhh, Perfect, glorious wordstrings. Do I even need to say anything here? I find it absolutely criminal that her work isn’t in every bookshop around the world, her writing is beyond compare and I want everyone to know it. I think I actually prefer All The Best and Brightest Creatures, but Paradox ensnared me first, as well as her beautiful ACD stories. God she’s amazing.
The Republic of Heaven by Blind_Author (Sherlock)
THE BEST HIS DARK MATERIALS AU OH MY GOD. I’ve re-read this 4 times already, even though it’s a WIP (the last update was 9 months ago, and it was another 18 months before that) because I am madly in love with Sherlock and John’s daemons, they are delightful and so very comforting. I just wish it would update more often. *le sigh*
The Madness of Angels by ayalesca-fics (Sherlock)
Stunningly written urban fantasy that blends with the world of the original novel so beautifully it’s almost impossible to believe these characters aren’t actually a part of Matthew Swift’s ongoing (mis)adventures. I cannot praise this story enough, anyone who is a fan of a realistic, dark magical London please read it.
Everything written by earlgreytea68
Just. Everything. I re-read EGT’s works even while they’re WIPs, every story is just so emotionally compelling and vibrant; she is the the patron saint of the ‘In every universe, I will find you’ trope and I adore her for it.
Random Numbers by songlinwrites/ greencarnations​ (Sherlock)
A loving, understated portrait of Asexual intimacy. This fic is my happy place :)
30.19 Seconds of Perfection (in Four-Part, One-Man Harmony) by Kantayra (Sherlock)
'For 30.19 glorious seconds, Sherlock believed John to be Moriarty' - I rarely read drabbles, so for this to remain in my head after three years is incredibly impressive and should give some clue how much it blew me away. For something so short, it's positively chilling in it's believability.
The Act of Creation Will Be Your Salvation by scifigrl47​ (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
I am so emotionally compromised by this fic it’s ridiculous. DUM-E wants to protect his ‘creating unit’ and this story will break your heart because ROBOT FEELS. Sniff. It’s now an ongoing series (Tales of the Bots) but the first part can be read as a wonderful stand alone story.
Designations Congruent with Things by cleanwhiteroom​ (Pacific Rim)
Science, philosophy, existential ponderings on the psychological effects of mental intimacy, and the most deliciously agonizing slow burn you will ever read. Truly an astounding fic that deserves to be enjoyed by all.

…naturally this list doesn’t even begin to cover all my favourites, which could go on for days. But it’s a start. *grins*

Tagging the-oxford-english-fangeek teaforlupin argyle4eva arcadiaego thewiggleofjudas and anyone who wants to play! <3

neverrwhere:

patunes:

either i

  • dont have enough followers to get hate

or i

  • am perfect and therefore yall dont have anything to complain about

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piefacemcgee:

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mypatronusisrorypond:

redscudery:

saunteringvaguelydownwards:

decemberpaladin:

sizvideos:

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I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits.

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

Notice she says “who” it was and not “what” it was.

Oh I just gotta snuggle my baby bear!

I have the biggest smile on my face right now

gross sobbing as I clutch my childhood stuffed dolphin

Stuffed animal friends are so important <3

Fandom meme (Sherlock edition)

I was tagged by corpsereviver2 (thank you!)

Your name? Neverwhere

Favourite episode? The Great Game

Favourite character? In every universe, I am all about the Watson. (Only exception is Great Mouse Detective, because who doesn’t love Basil? :)

Favourite soundtrack? Sherlock Holmes by Hans Zimmer. I play this constantly at work, as it’s both incredibly soothing and invigorating. Series 3 Sherlock is a close second, the music is pretty much the best thing about S3.

Favourite fanfiction? Or if you don’t have a favourite, do you have one to rec? I still have rj-abacura's 'Top 10 fics' meme to post, so have a 'recently updated' fav and rec: I adore everything beautifulfic writes so of course I’m enjoying The Gilded Cage, and please read Till We Have Cases by fiorinda-chancellor, it’s everything a classicist like myself could desire. SO GOOD YOU GUYS.

Favourite ship? Granada Holmes/Watson, Richie Holmes/Watson, Mystrade, Johnlockary, Sherlock/John but only in AUs. Have I mentioned though how much I crave AUs? ;-)

Favourite headcanon? That Sherlock takes forever to give his heart and his body but when he does, it is with enthusiastic abandon. <— keeping this from corpsie, because I agreeee. Also he has a military kink the size of the North Sea, but that’s totally canon. :3

Favourite fanvideo? I don’t know any, sorry. Probably afingerslipofficial when the web series is made, if that counts?

Favourite AU? ALL THE AUs :D His Dark Materials, Potterlock, dragons, anything supernatural, Regency, Bondlock, space opera, whatever sandbox earlgreytea68 is playing in this week, ANYTHING JUST GIVE ME AUs

Most drastic thing you’ve ever done for fandom? I don’t think I’ve done anything…However I have known people involved in legendary fandom events, like the Bit of Earth scandal for LOTR and being conned by Cassie Clare, so that makes me interesting by proxy, right? ;-) Oh! I also live in infamous Sussex by the sea, although I don’t keep bees. So moving to Brighton could be considered a drastic thing I’ve done to feel fandom worthy, if you think about it hard enough. *grins*

Tagging snogandagrope canolacrush tiger-in-the-flightdeck bamfinacuddlyjumper acafanmom and anyone else who wants to play! <3

doodle4nf:

September 10th, 1993. Who could have ever known what was starting? 

Happy 21st Anniversary to The X-Files from all of us at Doodle4NF

Happy Birthday to my first fandom <3

I’ve been searching for the truth since Day 1, and I haven’t regretted a moment since :)

I was tagged by the delightful bootsnblossoms!

  1. Favourite gem/stone? Amethyst and opal
  2. If you could make out with one superhero, who would it be? Captain Marvel, holy shit she is hot. Also Nightcrawler, love the fuzzy blue elf.
  3. Favourite mythological character? Oh no, don’t make me pick! Uhmmm I’m probably contractually obligated to say Dionysus, since I wrote my thesis on the bastard. ;-) 
  4. What’s the top three tags that with make you back out of a promising fic with a big NOPE? Non-con, rape, watersports
  5. How’s your work/life balance? Considering I have no social life whatsoever I guess it’s okay? I take my work home with me because I need to read comics to write about them/discuss with customers, but I don’t feel overwhelmed by it.
  6. What’s the top three tags that will get you to read a fic even if it’s poorly written? Dragons, Urban Fantasy, Magical Realism. Seriously, I will read ANYTHING with those tags, it’s a problem. Also His Dark Materials AUs. I need them.
  7. What’s the one non-supernatural physical ability you wish you had? To make friends easily. 
  8. What is languishing in your WIP folder that you would kill to be able to finish? I’m not a writer, so I don’t have a writing folder, but I do have several drabble prompts I’ve promised to finish soon!
  9. If you had the opportunity to change one particular person’s mind about one particular thing, who/what would it be? My father would think I was a capable human being and not a failure
  10. What’s your perfect date? I’ve never been on an actual ‘asked out by an acquaintance' date, so I'm not sure…probably a delicious dinner followed by cozy snuggling and a back massage. Or something like that. :)
  11. What’s your perfect ten minutes alone like? The perfect comfy position to read a favourite book with a nice hot cup of tea.

Anyone and everyone who wants to answer these please feel free to do so! <3

atarial:

the old one is so so embarassing now xP

does show what about two and a half years can do though =)

Hello! I cannot figure out how to reply normally to your post (there's a photo reply button and no way am I going to be able to represent my reply with a photo) so I hope you don't mind me sending it to you as an ask instead. I remember reading a post you made a little while ago that mentioned Temeraire and I also love this series, so... Will Laurence with whoever you'd really like to see him with; Temeraire reacts in an unexpected way... please? :)

'I do not see how it cannot be any of my business, you are my Captain, after all,' sniffed Temeraire.

'If you are concerned I will not understand the process I assure you I do. I am experienced and know how to make an egg, and it cannot be so very different between you and Tharkay - I am not entirely certain he deserves you, Laurence, but I could never deny you this particular companionship, for we have had so little genuine happiness these many years. I only wish to remain a part of that happiness, for I cannot bear to be apart from you for even a moment, do you see? I am sure I could assist in some manner, perhaps with my tongue - for it is very agile and not too large - would that suit?’

Laurence stared in abject horror at his dragon, who appeared calmly unconcerned to have whispered as loud as any tempest his most intimate secrets to the entire camp. Crimson with humiliation, he wondered how he had imagined this discussion could ever go smoothly…

waffleguppies:

fridjitzu:

waffleguppies:

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My snake don’t want Whoopi unless you got lagomorphs Shan Yu??

i hate you so much

I think your profile pic is pretty.
Anonymous
I always thought you were super awesome, sweet, and kind (and still do think all this)!
Anonymous

Wow, thank you Nonny! *blushes happily* :D

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