Sep. 20th, 2017 07:23 pm
bradygirl_12: (batgirl (happy halloween))
All of my Halloween icons on LJ are gone because of the userpic packages expiring. Just my luck it'd happen at the wrong time! :(

Meh, might as well whine some more. With the LJ Paid Account expiring in a week, the icons are kaput, anyway. I'm just a spoiled little girl! :)

Oh, well, Happy Halloween a little early!
bradygirl_12: (fairy (blue--reflected water))

Just as fandom becomes extremely important to me again after turmoil in RL, I get notices that BOTH my Livejournal paid account and Livejournal extra icon packages are expiring, the icons in three days (!) and the paid account in a few weeks. Sadly, without a paid account, extra userpics would go to waste.

I have been quiet so far this month but if I can get a handle on things, I might be able to post more fic next month. After all, it will be Halloween!

If any two fannish devotees could help out, I would be most appreciative! Thank you.

***Please note that while this entry appears on both DW and LJ, the expirations of both account and package are on LJ.
bradygirl_12: (superman--batman (vampire 1))
Hi, luvs!

The incomparable [ profile] rileyc has contributed a story to my 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge. Her story summary is the perfect summation: "Magic finds a way." - John Constantine. Enjoy! :)

BradyGirl_12 DCU Challenges A03 Collection

Subcollection (2016)

The Master List is here.

Title: Curses Foiled Again
Author: [ profile] rileyc
Word Count (through three chapters): 14,530
Characters: Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, Alfred Pennyworth, Damian Wayne; assorted cameos; John Constantine and Jim Gordon in Chapter Four
Relationship: Clark Kent/Bruce Wayne
Tagged: Halloween, Fairy Tale Curses, Magic dom: World's Finest; SuperBat (all-media versions)
Rated: M for Mature (very mild though)
bradygirl_12: (bat o'lantern 2)
Even though there was only one entry into BradyGirl_12’s 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge (it appears I made the right decision to make this the last one), I like to be a completist and so am creating this Master List for 2016. And, if you have any fanwork you'd like to add while the grace period is on, please do! We are going to be in the midst of a lot of holiday schmoop (which I love, BTW), but if you want something with, ahem, a little more bite to it, add your Halloween fanwork's header and link to the Main Page and I'll take care of the rest for you.

Enjoy the tale of the Bat-Family caught up in the weirdness of the Twilight Zone! :)

BradyGirl_12 DCU Challenges A03 Collection

Subcollection (2016)

Master List )
bradygirl_12: (jack o'lanterns (glowing))
Title: The Sisterhood Of The Ruby Stilettos XII: Red In Her Ledger (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Natasha/Pepper, Steve/Tony, Clint Barton, Bruce Banner
Continuity: The Avengers (2012)
Genres: Holiday, Horror, Hurt/Comfort
Rating: R
Warnings: Major character deaths, Gore, Violence
Spoilers: None
Summary: On Halloween, Natasha comes home to Avengers Tower and finds horror awaiting her.
Date Of Completion: October 27, 2016
Date Of Posting: October 31, 2016
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, Marvel and Paramount do, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 1830
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
The entire series can be found here.

The wind was cold as clouds passed across the face of the moon, momentarily blocking its silvery light. The street was empty of pedestrians and only a few cars drove by as it was fifteen minutes before midnight. A display of grinning Jack O’Lanterns glowed at the entrance to the park a few blocks away. )
bradygirl_12: (batgirl (happy halloween))
Happy Halloween, guys and ghouls (yes, I went there)!

Enjoy the day and evening. Magic is in the air! :)
bradygirl_12: (jack o'lanterns (glowing))
Hi, luvs! A quick reminder that Halloween is almost upon us! This is my final 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge and I'd like to make it a good send-off. There's a generous grace period if Halloween has come up too fast for you.

Speaking of Challenges, I'm cooking up one for Wonder Woman next year to celebrate her first-ever live-action movie. It'll be the last of my Challenges, and I'm hoping it will be a success. I'm thinking of kicking it off on the movie's Opening Day, and will decide when the posting window closes. 2017 could be a WONDERful year! ;)

BTW, Lynda Carter was fantastic as the Prez on Supergirl this week! :)
bradygirl_12: (halloween (castle & pumpkins))
Title: The Twilight Zone II: Vengeful Chorus (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, Various OCs
Fandoms: The Twilight Zone and DC Comics
Series Notes: This series will collect stories from different fandoms that fit the Twilight Zone theme. Entries can be found here.
Genres: Challenge, Holiday, Horror
Rating: R
Warnings: Major Character Deaths, Gore, Violence
Spoilers: None
Summary: Bruce’s sins come back to haunt him.
Date Of Completion: October 15, 2016
Date Of Posting: October 24, 2016
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 3042
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Notes: Written for my 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge. Prompts: Black, Haunted House(s), Ghosts/Spirits/Apparitions, Cemeteries/Graveyards/Mausoleums/Tombs, Blood, A Dark and Stormy Night, Gotham City.

Bruce stared through the iron gates at the old mansion that seemed to sag with an air of despair. His hands were curled around the spikes of the rusting gates as rain fell in steady sheets. He could hear the tempest-tossed ocean as it surged below the cliffs. )
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! :)
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 [ 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 [ 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! ;)
bradygirl_12: (batgirl (happy halloween))
Hi, luvs!

Just a reminder that my 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge is up and running. Get in while you can because I'm pretty sure this is going to be the last Halloween Challenge I host for the foreseeable future. I might do something next year to celebrate Wonder Woman's first live-action movie EVAH, but after that, I'll be retiring my Mod Tiara. It seems as if people on LJ are more interested in Kinkmemes and Big Bangs, and I'm not interested in hosting those.

I had a good run. Check out the Fic/Art Challenges page and you'll see a blueprint of LJ's 'hotness' and how it cooled in the past decade. You might want to get into the holiday spirit (ahem) and check out the fanworks from previous Halloweens. Maybe you'll get inspired for this bat swan song! ;)

A quickie reminder that if you can't submit an entry by Halloween, you're still eligible for 'goodies' due to my
Late Entries Policy.

I've had a great time hosting these Challenges and a big THANK YOU to all who participated over the years, contributing fanworks, congratulation banners, encouragement, etc.



Oct. 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! :)
bradygirl_12: (witch (sexy))
BradyGirl_12's 2016 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge

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 trick-or-treaters' feet as they make their way through the fallen leaves?

Then it’s time for the BradyGirl_12's 2016 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! :)

BradyGirl_12 DCU Challenges A03 Collection

Subcollection (2016)

The Master List will be posted once the first submission is made.

Opens the Book of Shadows )
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, 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! :)

Writing talk behind the cut )
bradygirl_12: (clex (happy halloween))
Happy Halloween, everybody! I hope you're well and happy and that you survived Hurricane Sandy. Today's weather is cloudy with some rays of sunshine. The kiddies should be able to trick-or-treat. The neighborhood is decorated with some cool stuff. Anyway, enjoy my Halloween Clex story, or head over to [ profile] clexmas and read it. Today is Halloween posting over there! :)

Title: Golden Fried Dough In All Its Glory (1/1)
Author: BradyGirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Clark/Lex, Jonathan/Martha, Sandra Swenson, Alma Rossetti, Joan Randall, Lem Vandervoort, Axel Maycomb
Continuity: Smallville
Genres: Challenge, Holiday, Humor, Romance, Slice-Of-Life
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Summary: Martha is in charge of the Halloween Festival and dragoons Lex into helping this year.
Date Of Completion: October 15, 2011
Date Of Posting: October 31, 2012
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC and Warner Brothers do, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 5560
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author's Notes: Written for the [ profile] clexmas 2012 Super Sexy Scary Challenge. Also written for my 2012 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge. Prompts: Smallville, Apples, Pumpkin Lights, Black, Witch, Jack O’Lanterns, Black Cat, Pumpkin Muffins, Leaves, Bats, Pumpkin Bread, Candy, Apple Pie, Trick-Or-Treat, Black-And_Orange, Ghost, Moon/Moonlight, Candy Apples. Also written for [ profile] saavikam77’s 2012 DCU Free_For_All Autumn Challenge. Prompts: Special Prompt No. 3: Pumpkins/Jack O’Lanterns; Special Prompt No. 4: Trick-Or-Treating; and Special Prompt No. 9: Apples.

He drove his silver Porsche up the gravel driveway, amused at the decorations already adorning the farmhouse. Tiny pumpkin lights framed the door and were twined around the porch pillars. A black cut-out of a Witch was taped to the door, and giant Jack O’Lanterns were placed around the porch and smaller ones in the windows. )

Cross-posted to [ profile] clexmas
bradygirl_12: (autumn leaves (orange))
The 2012 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge is now officially open! If you think there's nothing new about it, think again! I thought I couldn't add any more prompts but a floodgate opened and there are many new ones and new scenarios, too. So check it out if you haven't done so already, and help keep the tradition of this being my most successful Challenge every year. [ profile] ctbn60 has already created a fantastic banner! :)

Don't forget the 2012 DCU Fic/Art Angels Challenge. You can cross-Challenge!

It's really autumn. The 'official' start isn't for three weeks but you can tell by the light in the morning and throughout the day, really, and at dusk. You can feel it and hear it as the weather grows cooler and the geese start their southward journey. The leaves are beginning to turn and the apples will be at their ripest very soon in the orchards. The cries of football fans can be heard throughout the land! The Blue Moon was gorgeous last night and such a fine tribute to the Goddess. :)

I always get excited at this time of year. I get Spring Fever but Autumn Fever, too. :) It means holidays coming and all sorts of fun, and my birthday included! I have to wait 'til the end of the month (the 27th) but anticipation is all the sweeter. And considering the events of last spring, I'm appreciative of having another birthday to celebrate!

The house is decorated with Autumn/Halloween knickknacks and other things and it's time to stir those cauldrons and enjoy the fannish goodies simmering within! :)
bradygirl_12: (witch (victorian))
[ profile] saavikam77 has written a beautiful Samhain-inspired story for the 2011 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge.

The complete Master List is here.

Title: Tribute
Author: [ profile] saavikam77
Fandom: DCU
Character: Zatanna
Rating: PG
Word Count: 609
Prompt: For [ profile] dcu_freeforall: Ritual; For the 2011 DCU Free For All Autumn Challenge: Spell, Chant, Ritual; For [ profile] bradygirl_12's 2011 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge: Pumpkin, Bell, Candles, Ritual, Incense, Mists; For [ profile] comment_fic: DCU, Zatanna, a different kind of magic
Summary: This is no ordinary spellwork.
Disclaimer: DC and WB own everything, the schmucks.
Author's Notes: Originally posted here. Assumes Zatanna's magick has a spiritual side. Inspired by a real-life Samhain ritual.
bradygirl_12: (autumn leaves (orange))


I hope everyone had a grand Autumn Equinox!  We are thick in the dark half of the year, and Samhain is a'comin'!  Gather up  ye apples and pumpkins and sit by the fire with spiced drinks and pumpkin muffins, oh, my! :)  

bradygirl_12: (halloween greetings (victorian))
Whee! Another entry into the 2010 DCU Fic/Art The Wheel Of The Year Challenge for the Samhain prompt! :) [ profile] kirax2 got it in by the deadline. :) She's written a haunting tale of loss and love with Dick and Tim as the main characters, but a host of others, too.

The complete Master List is here.

Title: Not Yet
Author: [ profile] kirax2
Universe: DC Alternate Universe
Characters: Dick Grayson, Tim Drake
Genre: Dark
Challenge: spook_me, prompt: ghosts, [ profile] bradygirl's DCU Fic/Art Wheel of the Year Challenge 2010 – Samhain
Word Count: 757 words
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters.
Date Posted: October 31, 2010
Notes: Takes place in an AU where everyone actually died and *stayed* dead.
Warnings: References to death and creepy things.
Summary: He can't let Tim go.
bradygirl_12: (jack o'lantern (happy halloween))

Happy Halloween

And A

Merry Samhain

To You All!


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