bradygirl_12: (jla (lj))
Hi, luvs!

I just realized that it's close to my 10th anniversary here on LJ. I created this journal on October 24, 2006, made my first post on November 12th, and my first fic posting on November 21st (Announcement I: The Ready Room), introducing myself to the DC Comics community here on-line. Little did I know the friends I would make and the prolific writing in my future! Good times, good times. :)

I don't know if I'll come up with something for the anniversary, but I wanted to acknowledge it to all my friends here on my f-list, and who have stuck around when a lot of people took off for shinier baubles platforms. A big THANK YOU to all the people who have encouraged me during low points, celebrated with me in good times, and helped me with gifting me with paid accounts and extra icon userpics, which has really made life here more fun. :)

I've had a great time reading, writing, and hosting my Challenges over the years, too. The 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge is my next-to-last Challenge, as I'm seriously considering doing something special for Wonder Woman next year to commemorate her first ever live-action movie. That will be my grand final Challenge and how better to do it than with one of my all-time favorite characters? :) I'm pretty proud of the many Challenges I've hosted (Complete List here) and another big THANK YOU to all who contributed during these past ten years.

It's been a rainy morning with plenty of fog, but we need the rain after a summer of drought. The leaves are turning bright colors and my sister and I are going to the orchard tomorrow to get fresh apples (can't get any fresher!). Life is good. Enjoy your weekend, my friends! :)

Writing Rambles

Sunday, October 16th, 2016 10:15 am
bradygirl_12: (bat o'lantern 2)
How typical is this? I'm just about to write the final paragraph of the story I'm planning to submit to my 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge, and I decide I've got a better angle and now I have to do a major re-write! Fortunately, it's not a super-long story, but it will delay my posting. I know, you're all waiting with bated breath, right? ;) Better that I came up with the new idea now instead of after posting, eh?

Most of my writing efforts this month will revolve around my [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang story, mostly prep for AO3 posting and figuring out how many chapters I can fit into one entry on LJ. I also have to write out my master post for the announcement on [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang, but I'm probably going to use the summary I've already used, anyway.

Otherwise I have three Halloween ideas I'm juggling, the one mentioned above, another DC Comics idea, and a Marvel Comics idea. My other DC plot bunny may end up using my Late Entries Policy grace period, as I'm still kind of letting the idea simmer in my cauldron for now. I've already started work on the Marvel idea.

Funny how I'm getting all these seasonal ideas when we're supposed to get a heat wave this week. Thankfully cold weather will be back by next weekend!

Hope your Halloween Muses are spooking you, too! ;)

Timeless

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 10:56 am
bradygirl_12: (jack o'lanterns (glittering))
Hi, luvs!

I'm only going by the promos, as obviously the show debuts tonight, but if you're a fan of time travel, you may want to give Timeless a look. It's on NBC tonight at 10:00 and hopefully will be a good show. :)

Fall is finally here! After an early September heat wave, we're in cooler weather now. The trees are starting to turn, and I've got my baby pumpkin and gourds decorating my place. The colors are all red, yellow, and orange with some black thrown in for Halloween! :) My sister and I will be going to the orchard in a few weeks and I might take a trip soon to Trader Joe's for some mini pumpkin pies and cookies. :)

Football is in full swing, and the real season begins for us Pats fans with the return of Tom Brady from his unjust suspension. Watch out, NFL! Could be scorched earth if we're lucky!

Have a good day and enjoy the best season of all! :)

Super-Grilling!!! ;)

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 10:24 am
bradygirl_12: (superman--batman (cooking--heat vision))
Hi, luvs!

As you can see by the icon on this post, I am busy utilizing my userpic packages and gathering more cool pix to showcase. I can't resist Clark using his heat vision to cook the hot dogs and burgers on the grill. :)

Speaking of cook-outs, I did attend one over the weekend with the requisite menu: hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, potato salad, garden salad, chips, dips, pickles, olives...you know, good stuff! :) Everything tastes better on the grill!

P.S. To get the full effect, check this post out on my journal with its cook-out theme! :)

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bradygirl_12: (batgirl (happy halloween))
Hello, luvs!

It's HALLOWEEN WEEK!!! :)

It's the best time of year! The trees are in full color, the harvest is bountiful, and the darkness falls quicker every evening. Whispers of mystery sigh through the trees, and Jack O'Lanterns glow in the windows. The sweet smell of woodsmoke pierces the air as the days grow colder.

Time for the 2015 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge, too. If you have an idea but can't quite make it by Halloween for posting, don't worry. My Late Entries Policy takes care of that. Besides, Halloween can be celebrated any time of year. :)

Enjoy this special week, my friends! :)
bradygirl_12: (pumpkin muffin (bats))
Hi, luvs!

Fall is in full swing here. The trees are starting to turn colors and the weather, while a little too warm for my taste, is semi-autumnal. I’ll be going to the orchard one of these weekends soon (getting some fresh apples and an apple pie), and the apartment is decorated with red, yellow, and orange, complete with ceramic and real pumpkins. :) I even have my flying Witch on the front door!

A reminder that the 2015 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge is running. If you have a Marvel Comics idea that you can crossover with DC, remember that crossovers are welcome, and is not limited to Marvel.

I bought some apple/pomegranate lotion the other day. It smells divine!

I usually don’t buy doughnuts or muffins, but during October it’s a weekly run to Dunkin’ Donuts to get both in pumpkin flavors! Dontcha just LOVE pumpkin flavor?

I received my Trader Joe’s Frequent Flyer in the mail a few days ago. It’s the October (Pumpkin) edition. Sweet!

Patriots/Cowboys this Sunday! Whoo hoo!

I’m going to a Halloween party next Wednesday. I’m going as a Patriots fan with my Tom Brady jersey, my Patriots cap, and anything else I can scare up that’s Pats-themed. :)
bradygirl_12: (witch (sexy))
Can you hear the whispers of ghosts in the trees as they bend and sigh? Can you see the Jack O’Lanterns glitter and leer as their light dances in the windows and on the porches? Can you hear the shuffling of feet as they make their way through the fallen leaves?

Then it’s time for BradyGirl_12's 2015 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge, my friends! :)

This is BIG, folks! ;)

So harvest the candy corn and string up the pumpkin lights and join us for spooky fun! :)

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bradygirl_12: (robins (trick-or-treat))
Hi, luvs!

Yay, another entry for my 2014 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge! And it's ADORABLE! It's artwork by the amazing [livejournal.com profile] astraea_f of the Bat-Family ready for trick-or-treating! It's sure to make you smile. :)

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The Master List is here.


Title: [Batman&Robins Halloween fanart]
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] astraea_f
Rating: G
Characters: Batman, Nightwing, Redhood, Redrobin, Robin, Titus, Batcow, Kitty-Arfred
Continuity: Comicsverse(New 52)
Prompts: Ghosts,Bats, Black cat and they are going to Trick-or-treating!

I added header for DCU Halloween Challenge by [livejournal.com profile] bradygirl_12 :)
bradygirl_12: (robins (trick-or-treat))
Hi, luvs!

Time for an update to my 2014 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge!!! :) Since the entries would be very long (there are four of them to review), I'll give you a quick summary and you can click on the link to the Master List for the full story headers. :)

Also, if you wish to submit an entry, there is a grace period that will give you plenty of time to be 'official'. :)

The first entries were mine. :) They range from a romantic Bruce/Dick tale of love spells creating magic, and then a tale of horror told from Alfred's POV as madness descends.

[livejournal.com profile] navaan has written a delightful Bat-Family story about Damian going trick-or-treating, and a sweet story with touches of sadness about Zatanna mourning her father on Halloween. Please enjoy! :)


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The Master List is here.
bradygirl_12: (witch (sexy))
Happy Halloween, luvs! Have a spooktastic day and even spookier night! ;)

Fic: Moldering (1/1)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 11:21 am
bradygirl_12: (halloween (castle & pumpkins))
Title: Moldering (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Alfred, Bruce
Genres: Angst, AU, Drama, Holiday, Horror
Rating: R
Warnings: Major Character Death
Spoilers: None
Summary: Alfred bemoans what has befallen the Bat-Family.
Date Of Completion: September 8, 2014
Date Of Posting: October 29, 2014
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 1910
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Written for my 2014 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge. Prompts: Pumpkins/Jack O’Lanterns, Bats, Houses Decorated For Halloween, Cemeteries/Graveyards, Fall Foliage/Trees, Pumpkin Lights, Chocolate/Candy, Trick-Or-Treating.

I felt a chill skitter down my spine. Even the bats' rustlings sounded uneasy. )
bradygirl_12: (jack o'lanterns (glowing))
It's the BEST week of the year! ;)

I entered my pumpkin into the contest here at the building. I doubt it'll win. It's very simple compared to some of the elaborate entries, but it was fun to enter. I drew a Mr. Spock face on one said and lettered LIVE LONG AND PROSPER on the other side. ;)

Reminder to everyone: if you have something Halloween-themed, consider my 2014 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge! It'll probably be the last year for it, as there is only one entry (my own). I guess my little Challenges just aren't inspiring anyone anymore, or all the Halloween-lovers left LJ. :(

Enjoy a spooktastic week, everyone! ;)
bradygirl_12: (autumn leaves (orange))
Whoops, forgot I was doing this meme, LOL! Anyway, here are the happies for the day:

1) Color is everywhere! We're at peak color here and the trees and bushes are fantastic.

2) I bought a pumpkin to use in the building's pumpkin decorating contest. I might go with a Mr. Spock theme, not sure yet. :)

3) I got directions on where to vote. It'll be my first time at this polling place and the website's directions were awful. I asked the building manager and he was able to give me excellent directions. I like competent people!
bradygirl_12: (batgirl (happy halloween))
Hey, luvs! Remember, the 2014 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge is running! Time to stir those cauldrons and cast those spells! ;)

I'm the first entrant (hopefully not the only one) so enjoy a Bruce/Dick tale of love and magic! :)

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Master List )
bradygirl_12: (witch (sexy))
Today's positive happenings:

1) Made progress on my two stories for my 2014 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge. Bubble, bubble, toil 'n' trouble! ;)

2) Noticed from my balcony that there is one tree starting to turn colors. Autumn is nearly here! :)

3) Was finally able to connect with my Movie Night buddies and we're on for next week after a long hiatus. We don't care what movie we see, just plan on enjoying the company during an evening out. :)

4) Adding one more: today's my sister's wedding anniversary! :)

Autumn's Approach

Friday, August 29th, 2014 07:09 pm
bradygirl_12: (autumn leaves (orange))
After a few days of very hot weather, thunderstorms cleared things out Wednesday night and it's back to fall weather here. It's so cool on my balcony early in the day that even when it's hot out front, I have to wear long pants and a sweatshirt when I sit outside! :)

School started this week. I'm very glad I went to school when it started the day after Labor Day. Maybe it's good to go for a short week and get the next Monday off, but I think it's a better mindset for kids to have the entire summer off before starting the school grind again. Freedom is fleeting. Soon enough they'll be stuck in the rat race of adulthood. It's nice to have free summers while you can get 'em.

My sister told me to keep September 27th (a Saturday) open on my social calendar. Yay! Looks like I'm going to get a nice birthday surprise when the time comes. :)

I changed the layouts of my journal and comms, which is always a fun little task.

I heard that Hollywood's summer season is down 25% from last year. Can't say I'm surprised. My Movie Night buddies and I have skipped several times in the past six months because there just hasn't been anything even remotely interesting. I've talked to other people and they've cut way back on going to the movies, too. There's just very few 'must-see-right-away' movies for them. They just wait to see them on Netflix on FX or whatever.

It used to be that Hollywood would save their big guns for the actual summer, then they began moving back to June, May, and finally, now it's April. Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier would have been the blockbuster released in July or August. Besides, just about every movie on the cineplex schedule is a sequel or remake. Very few original films. And most of those are low-quality, because Hollywood keeps going to well 'til they drain it dry.

Writing is kind of like a rollercoaster lately. It was going well for awhile and then nothing the last few nights. The only time I have to write is at night and I've been exhausted with absolutely no energy. :(

I'm hopeful that autumn will get my blood going! After all, autumn means the changing of the leaves, pumpkins and apples and Halloween and, oh, yeah, my birthday! ;)
bradygirl_12: (victorian witch)
Hi, guys ‘n’ ghouls (sorry, couldn’t resist, heh heh)! It's that time of year again! :)

Can you hear the whispers of ghosts in the trees as they bend and sigh? Can you see the Jack O’Lanterns glitter and leer as their light dances in the windows and on the porches? Can you hear the shuffling of feet as they make their way through the fallen leaves?

Then it’s time for the 2014 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge, my friends! :)

This is BIG, folks! ;)

So harvest the candy corn and string up the pumpkin lights and join us for spooky fun! :)

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