bradygirl_12: (lobster dinner)
Hi, luvs!

Since it's getting closer to summer, I thought I'd post this link to the Boothbay Lobster Wharf. Whenever we were in Boothbay on vacation, my family would always visit this place. It was known as The Lobstermen's Co-Op back then, and they've made a lot of changes since our last visit 13 years ago, but the basics are the same: fresh seafood right off the boat in a harbor setting. :) And if you get a craving for lobster, they ship anywhere! :)
bradygirl_12: (steve--thor (gazing upwards))
Hi, luvs!

Since I signed up for the [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang, I'm curious. Have you signed up for any Big Bangs lately? Considering it? Not considering it but would like to pimp/rec?

In addition to the [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang, there is [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang, which has closed its sign-ups but [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang is still open.

A few that I found of interest:

[livejournal.com profile] stevebuckybb (Steve/Bucky)

[livejournal.com profile] freebird_bb (Steve/Sam)
bradygirl_12: (new frontier (cover))
Hi, luvs!

The [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang is extending author sign-ups 'til the end of the month, so if you've got a story idea in mind, go check it out!

Not surprisingly, [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang has over 300 sign-ups so they've closed. I'm sure there will be a lot of Steve/Bucky love this round! :)
bradygirl_12: (bruce--dick (star-kissed 1))
Yes, I signed up for the [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang! :) Since my Bruce/Dick AU is going well, three-fourths finished and 37,500+ words in, I decided the stress factor would be mild. I might hit 50,000 words, but whatever the case, I'm having fun! :)

Sign-ups open!


[livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang || [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang || [livejournal.com profile] dcu_bang
bradygirl_12: (captain america sunburst)
Omigosh, I just got back from seeing Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier! There will be fiiiiiiic!!!!! Um, okay, on to the review!

Spoilers galore! )

Well, at least I can read [livejournal.com profile] avengerkink and all the Interwebz without getting spoiled now!

Would I recommend this movie? You bet I would! And the fanworks coming from this ought to be amazing! So many pairings/friendships/angsting, so little time! ;)
bradygirl_12: (christian (oscar winner))
Hi, luvs!

Yay, my man Christian has been nominated for an Oscar again! *dances* It's for his role in American Hustle, known as the 'Worcester Movie' around these parts because several scenes were filmed in Central Massachusetts.

Quick List of the movie's major nominations:

Best Picture
Best Actor: Christian Bale
Best Actress: Amy Adams
Best Supporting Actor: Bradley Cooper
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Best Director: David O. Russell
Best Original Screenplay: Eric Warren Singer & David O. Russell
Best Production Design
Best Costume

Bruce and Lois did well in the nominations! ;)

You can find the whole list of nominees here at: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/academy-awards-2014-nominations-full-list-nominees-article-1.1581641

The film has a decent shot of taking home Best Picture, though I'm not sure they'll win in any other major category except for Jennifer Lawrence as Best Supporting Actress (gods, was she a hoot!). I would love to see Christian take home a second gold statuette, but he's already got one and a second nomination doesn't hurt the ol' career. :)

I do think that Jeremy Renner should have gotten a Best Supporting Actor nomination. He was outstanding as Camden's Mayor Carmen Polito in the film.

American Hustle is a funny, sly film with wonderful '70s trappings and an excellent cast. Go see it if you haven't already! :)

You can check out my review here but it has major spoilers.
bradygirl_12: (christian (oscar winner))
I saw a very enjoyable movie, American Hustle, with my sister this vacation week. I would highly recommend it. Set in the 1970s, it centers around the FBI sting Abscam. It stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner. The first four have been nominated (Golden Globes) for Best Actor/Actress/Supporting and Jeremy should be, too. The film has been nominated for Best Comedy.

Many of the movie’s scenes were filmed in Central Massachusetts in a city called Worcester.

BTW, there is a comics connection here: Christian Bale, Amy Adam, and Jeremy Renner have all played comics characters: Bruce Wayne, Lois Lane and Clint Barton. :)

Read about the local color that isn’t New York or Los Angeles. Slightly spoilerish but nothing major. )

Want a break from superhero movies or action flicks that rack up the body count? Tired of comedies that rely strictly on bodily fluid and sex jokes? Then American Hustle might be for you!

Review: Major Spoilers )
bradygirl_12: (clark--ollie (country inn dinner))
Hey, guys! Tonight's Arrow is the last season's finale and is pretty action-packed. It also has a scene in the final act that made me get the tissues out. I rarely cry at TV shows and movies (too jaded) but this one really got the waterworks going. It's a good set-up for the start of the new season next week, so if you want to catch it, tune in the CW at 8:00. :)
bradygirl_12: (lobster dinner)
Well, I submitted my drafts for the final two volumes of my profic trilogy. Whew! There will be a lot of work to do once I get the edits back but right now I'm taking a break. I've already stepped up my social calendar for the week, LOL! I went to see The Butler last night with a friend. Very good movie! I'd recommend it, especially if you're a student of American history and the civil rights movement. There were lighthearted moments but it was mostly a serious drama that I admit had me crying a few times.

Just got back from an early dinner with friends. Seafood, whoot! Golden haddock with French fries and coleslaw, yum! I've been craving seafood ever since I've been working on my Avengers beach vacation story. :)

So, maybe do a little writing of fanfic for a few days and just relax. The heat wave is back so I don't know how much I'll get done, but I'm just drifting along and seeing how it goes. :)
bradygirl_12: (witch (sexy))
Do you hear the whisper of leaves skittering down the sidewalk? Does the moon appear a little fuller and brighter as there's a touch of frost in the air? Do you walk a little faster past the houses with their grinning Jack O'Lanterns while the trees rustle and bend in the wind and you resist the urge to look over your shoulder while your heart pounds and your pulse races?

Then it's time for the 2013 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge! :)

This is BIG, folks! ;)

New prompts have been added into the cauldron. And you know how OCD I usually am about alphabetizing things? Well, the lists of prompts were just written down as I thought of them, so you'll have to sift through the jumble like the curio cabinet in your local New Age shop. You pull out the little drawers and have no idea what you'll find! :)

This is always my most popular Challenge. Take a look at last year's Master List and see the number and variety of contributions we had from talented people. I hope to see your name on this year's list! :) People who enter get a special notice announcing their contribution on my journal and are placed on the Master List for eternity posterity. ;) You also receive a fantastic banner already created by [livejournal.com profile] ctbn60! Check it out here. :)

BradyGirl_12 DCU Challenges A03 Collection

Subcollection (2013)

The complete Master List is here.

Opens the Book of Shadows )
bradygirl_12: (Clark (Man Of Steel--Half-Naked 7--Fishi)
Hi, luvs! Did you have a good Canada Day and Fourth of July last week? :)

Bizzy at work today but with enough time to sneak in this entry. How do you like my newest icon? It was created by the talented [livejournal.com profile] ctbn60. You should totally go over to her journal and check out how many wonderful banners, icons, story covers, etc., that she has for display. The Man Of Steel icons are here and are absolutely gorgeous! :)

Is anyone else a Faora/Nathan fan? ;)

So, darlings, it's HOT as you-know-what here. Terrible weather. I can't get people who say they love hot, humid weather. People LIKE standing or sitting still and sweating? *shakes head*

Writing goes well. I finally might be able to post a few things later this week. If not, probably next week.
bradygirl_12: (clark--bruce (hopeful))
Hi, luvs! [livejournal.com profile] teridop has drawn an incredibly beautiful illustration in honor of my slavefic, Rainbow's Freedom. Please check it out! Note: NSFW as it contains nudity.

She also has more illustrations honoring fanfics. She just joined LJ and S/B fandom, so let's give her a warm welcome! :)
bradygirl_12: (superman (red-&-gray))
Well, I saw Man Of Steel today! :)

Spoilers! )
bradygirl_12: (the gangster trio (feathers))
Fairytales are always a favorite genre of mine:

Fairytale Triptych I: The Little Cottage In The Woods With the Blue Shutters And The Yellow Door (Triptych Series IV), a Mel/Johnny/Billie tale that was a blast to write! ;)
bradygirl_12: (world's finest (joy))
March brings not only spring but our delectable Dick Grayson! ;)

Pomp And Circumstance is told from the POVs of the World’s Finest but it’s about their boy all grown up and graduating.

Balance presents Bruce’s ruminations on his sparkling lover.
bradygirl_12: (christmas stocking)
Hi, luvs! I'm eagerly awaiting the Patriots/Texans game tonight. Should be a good game! It's on ESPN and locally, on our ABC affiliate. This is an important game for Tommy and the boys. If they win, they can inch closer to either a one or two seed and get that bye week to rest up. I'll have a full report tomorrow. :)

How are you all doing? Signed up for a lot of fannish gift exchanges? I signed up for three:

[livejournal.com profile] clexmas Gift Exchange: It's all set to be handed in on December 20th. The mods will post for us and then the big reveals will be in January.

WFGE: First draft written. I just need to edit/type now, which I started today.

Bruce/Dick Small Gifts Exchange: Not written yet but I've got ideas. Good, because I need to have it done by December 28th, if that date's approved. :)

They'll probably cross over with my 2012 DCU Fic/Art Silver Bells Winter Holidays Challenge and [livejournal.com profile] saavikam77's 2012 DCU Free_For_All Winter Holidays Challenge.

I'm also working on the fic that was won for the [livejournal.com profile] fandomaid auction, so the rest of the year should be busy! Also, expect updates on Rainbow's Freedom that will inch us closer to the finale. :)

I was a good girl and didn't over-extend myself. I like the way the different gift exchanges are conducted: either choose your prompt or be specifically assigned a giftee. Both ways are fun! :) If you're looking for holiday inspiration, still prompts left at the WFGE! :)
bradygirl_12: (bruce--dick (star-kissed 1))
Hi, all! I just posted my Bruce/Dick fairytalefor the 2012 Bruce/Dick Fest. Due to a quirk of technology, I can’t update the entry’s date to bump it up to the front of the queue, so you’re getting this special announcement. ;)

2012 DcU Fic Art Silver Bells Winter Holidays Challenge

2012 DCU Fic/Art Silver Bells Winter Holidays Challenge Master List

2012 DCU Fic/Art Angels Challenge

2012 DCU Fic/Art Angels Challenge Master List

These Challenges' A03 Collection

Subcollection (2012)


Title: The Bat And The Angel (1/1)
Rating: G
Author: [livejournal.com profile] bradygirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Bruce/Dick
Genres: Angst, AU, Challenge, Drama, Fairytale, Holiday, Romance
Summary: The Dark Bat is visited one snowy night by the Angel Of Sunshine.
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 1513
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Written for the 2012 Bruce/Dick Fest. Prompt: Wings. Also written for my 2012 DCU Fic/Art Angels Challenge. Prompt: Classic Angel. Prompt: Traditional Angels and "Whenever a bell rings, an Angel gets his wings". Also written for my 2012 DCU Fic/Art Silver Bells Winter Holidays Challenge. Prompt: Church Bells. Lastly, written for [livejournal.com profile] saavikam77's 2012 DCU Free_For_All Winter Holidays Challenge. Prompt No. 14: Snow/Ice/Frost. Prompt No. 24: Winter Solstice and Prompt No. 25: Wings.


You can also find this story on A03.

I recommend checking out the Fest. Lots of high-quality stuff over there! A prompt I submitted, Sunshine, was claimed for both art and fic.

The art fill, Sunshine, is gorgeous. The first page is rather dark (at least on my computer) but keep clicking on the links for the subsequent pages. In fact, Page 2 has a panel of Dick that is the most beautiful I’ve ever seen of him. It’s breathtaking! The expressions on both him and Bruce show us just what they’re feeling. Stoopz is an incredible artist.

The fic fill, He’s Gold-Tipped And Tinted by uses words to paint a picture of our beautiful bird in all his sunshine glory. This is an exquisite little piece by thesunkid that I think you’ll agree is just as breathtaking as the art fill.

Enjoy! :)
bradygirl_12: (yule (yuletide magic--white))
Time for Challenges for the holidays! :) Cross-Challenging most welcome. These two would mix 'n' match quite nicely. ;)

And don't forget [livejournal.com profile] saavikam77's 2012 DCU Free_For_All Winter Holidays Challenge and the Gift Exchanges out there. Let's wrap up 2012 with a pretty holiday bow! ;)

New Challenges

2012 DCU Fic/Art Silver Bells Winter Holidays Challenge

Posting Dates: November 14, 2012-January 1, 2013

Current Challenges

2012 DCU Fic/Art Angels Challenge

Posting Dates: March 1, 2012-December 31, 2012

CROSS-CHALLENGE AND GET MORE THAN ONE BEAUTIFUL BANNER by [livejournal.com profile] ctbn60!!! ;)

Oh, and DCU covers all 'verses: comics, movies, 'toons, and TV (Smallville especially!). So if you have SV or Nolanverse fic or art or anything under those categories, please enter! :)
bradygirl_12: (clark (santa baby!))
Winter returns, and though our ship is left shivering in the cold throughout the year, it’s time again to stoke the Clex fires with the sheer hotness of our ship. Sweet and early pre-slash, domestic and homey, far flung AUs, late season fix-it fics-- Let our fannish verve keep us toasty warm. This is for the boys, after all!

The annual Clexmas Holiday Gift Exchange is here!

See official rules and sign up with your information at the [livejournal.com profile] clexmas journal:

(click on the banner)
bradygirl_12: (batgirl (happy halloween))
Hi, luvs! We've got 2 1/2 half weeks 'til Halloween! Get your entries in for the 2012 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge! Check out the Master List for the goodies already thrown into the trick-or-treat bag! ;)

Also, the 2012 DCU Fic/Art Angels Challenge runs to the end of the year. Sample the angelic goodies already here. :)

The 2012 DCU Free_For_All Autumn Challenge is up and running! Lots of great prompts to use!

The 2012 Bruce/Dick Fest is still open to claiming prompts!

The [livejournal.com profile] clexmas 2012 Super Sexy Scary Challenge still has prompts open for claiming!

The 2012 World's Finest Gift Exchange is accepting prompts right now!

So many Halloween goodies and other fun stuff! *bounces*

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