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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 18:11
Title: Conversion
Author: [ profile] bandearg_rois 
Words: ~2200
Fandom: ST:XI/CoR
Summary: A tale told in three parts, about life, love, and keeping afloat in a dangerous universe.
Author's Note: Part I, Subverted Affections, was originally written as a comment fic for these pictures over at [ profile] jim_and_bones  (comm is locked, join for the pretty) of Chris Pine as Darwin from Smokin' Aces, and Karl Urban as Vaako from Chronicles of Riddick. Part II, Healer-cum-Destroyer, details Vaako's journey from Leonard McCoy, to the Necromonger General. Part III, Death and Dishonor, chronicles Jim's life.

Subverted Affections )

Healer-cum-Destroyer )
Death and Dishonor )
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 21:05
 Quick, I need a movie I can dl quickly and watch. And/or something to do for 2 hours. Okay, an hour and 55 minutes. But I'm SO BOORRED! and I can't go buy soda or Zingers til 11. I want something to DO!!!
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 20:41

my favorite part was Barbara Streisand... liek srsly. No joke. The dancing was awesomely silly and awesome.

Oh, and Puck? HNNRRGGH (I seriously need a Glee icon. And a squee icon. Preferably both.)
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 16:38
What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on

Southern. Love it or hate it, your accent says you're probably from somewhere south of the Ohio River.

If you're not from the South, you probably were overanalyzing the questions. Take the quiz again but don't think so hard next time.

I guess it's right... most of my family is from the South, after all... Either that or I've been down here too long.

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Friday, April 22nd, 2011 18:50
Okay, so I don't really talk about my religion because I don't want to just throw it out there in your face, but I'm not Christian. However, I'd like to wish all of my friends who do celebrate Easter in that way a very happy holiday.

Under the cut is some very very bad humor that I'm probably going to get slammed about, but anyone that plays online computer games would probably get it. Highly blasphemous from a Christian standpoint... but strangely hilarious anyway.

Lag )
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Monday, April 18th, 2011 21:12
Okay FLIST (and anyone out there who watches me since I never flock anything), I need some help with finding an image for (or even a complete) icon depicting something Roman, be it old helmets or lorica... I'm at a loss to find a good picture and I like my stories to have a matching icon.

ETA: thanks to [ profile] amine_eyes  and my own judicious use of google images, I've found this icon which shall do fine, along with her suggestions of the coins. Thanks guys!
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Friday, April 15th, 2011 12:14

Title: Codex Terra Book 1: Of Men And Fools
Author: [ profile] bandearg_rois 
Rating: PG (because Bones is Bones)
Summary: On another world, another plane of existence, dark deeds are unfolding, leaving a simple herder to save everyone.
A/N: Based on the Codex Alera Series by Jim Butcher. Hopefully this stuff makes sense.


1: As the World Turns )


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Friday, April 8th, 2011 11:03
Okay so this post was originally meant to be posted last night, but I ended up waiting to see if I would calm down. Thankfully I have, but it still burns. Here lies an epic rant:
TL;DR: Epic Rant of Epic Pissed-offness )
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Friday, April 1st, 2011 10:55
Seriously, I asked a legitimate question over on [ profile] mintyapple  and it was deleted... only because I don't know how to tag on there, and the only thing I was given was the tag list... and no instructions. and as you can see, it's coming up as deleted, which it most definitely is not... I'm just pissy.
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Friday, March 25th, 2011 18:53
Got this from [ profile] siluria 

Here are the rules:
- Reply to this post with ICON ME! and I will pick five of your icons.
- Make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
- Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
- This will create a never ending cycle of icon glee

I got this from [ profile] universaldogma a few days ago from an icon dump on [ profile] merlinxarthur when I realized I'm woefully deficient on Merlin icons. There's things I've contemplated doing for this fandom that would have had me blushing like a virgin in a whorehouse at the beginning, but now it's kind of like 'eh, I have no time to research this/the kids might get ahold of the computer.' So that's the story of the shame icon.

I needed an icon for general rants/acerbic comments, and [ profile] wicked_jade  obliged me without knowing it by creating this amazingness. I only use it for half of my posts since I love the saying. It honestly took me a few times to realize that he's giving the finger. but John Malkovich is a beast, so it doesn't matter lol.

this one came from [ profile] avictoriangirl when I went trolling on her journal for more Jones icons... I use it interchangeably with my other jones icons, depending on my mood... that's about all I've got...

Ah, the immortal 'bunk' icon. There are many incarnations, some including real beds, and this one was made by my lj wife [ profile] imagined_haven who doesn't know Firefly at all (not from lack of trying on both of our parts) and when I mentioned the origins of the phrase she went out and found this picture and made it for me. She has repeatedly offered to make me a new one, now that she knows more about iconning, but I like this one just the way it is. Simple, and kind of weird. Just like Jayne. (pretty cunning ain't it?)

And my size queen. This one was made by me, back at the beginning of my iconning, and I actually made it based off a prompt on [ profile] buckleup_meme  that Jim was a size queen. The story fill(s) was(were) amazing, since all I can remember from reading it(them) is about a friend in Des Moines who helped Jim out. The prompt was AOS but there just aren't any pictures of CFine holding a giant phallic object, while the base for this was absolutely everywhere.

And that's my icons! go ahead and comment with 'Icon Me' and I'll find 5 of yours!
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Friday, March 25th, 2011 10:54
Wrote these back in January for [ profile] jim_and_bones  semi-weeklies. Pictures here and here. (you have to join the community to see sorry)

Possession is 9/10 of the Law )

This isn't love )
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Friday, March 25th, 2011 07:20
Okay, so I need to vent:

TL;DR Whinging from the sleep-deprived and tired of children. )
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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 00:42
Title: Fleeing Humanity (Never Works)
Author: [ profile] bandearg_rois 
Rating: PG This part (R overall)
Warning: Angst
Summary: No matter how hard you run, how you try to hide, the past always catches up to you.
Author's Note: [ profile] cookiechris80 demanded happy boys. This is the first part of my giving in to her demands.

It had been ten years. Two of those had been spent on Corinthium, and the rest had been spent moving from world to world in crappy freighters and freetraders' ships, avoiding any mention of Starfleet, and especially the Flagship. He didn't want to see any of his old friends, especially Jim; it would hurt too much. But he couldn't help but check his drop boxes, having attached a few of his anonymous identities to them. Almost ten years to the day after Leonard McCoy took a header into a ravine, he received one hit, from the same anonymous account that he'd used to send his 'last' goodbyes.


If you're out there, I need you.


A set of coordinates was attached, and the date was only a week previous. He should have deleted the message, obliterated the account, and moved on again. He should have ran right then, stopped checking the drops, maybe destroyed them, too. But something in him, the remains of John Grimm, of Leonard, of Bones woke up and took notice. He was on a freighter the next day, already thinking about the hops to get close to where Jim's coordinates were. He pulled money out of all of his accounts, enough to get a speedy single-ship to help him on the last leg. Just before he bought the speeder, another message pinged in the drop, not 5 minutes old.




Another set of coordinates; a little further away, but still in a place he knew of, a little slave-ring he thought he'd busted four years before. He got to his destination, bought his speeder, and didn't sleep for three days in his haste to get where he was going. He slept for 12 hours once he hit the system, and then tentatively sent a message to the address Jim had sent from.

I'm here; clarify orders.

And less than 5 minutes later:


We're being held prisoner under the main temple. I managed to steal the PADD and hack an account out of it.


But he couldn't be sure it really was Jim.

Answer one question: why did you call me Bones?

The answer came almost immediately, and he grinned humorlessly at the Kirkian answer.

There was an old story I read once, about battlefield doctors, and how they were called sawbones. Also, you're a talker when you're drunk, Mr. 007.

And so he geared up, and went down to the planet.

End of Part One. (Part Two)

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 00:33
 Title: Facing Eternity
Author: [ profile] bandearg_rois 
Word Count:
Warnings: "death" fic, extreme angst
Summary: John "Reaper" Grimm must once again leave someone he loves, though this time, he loved by choice.
Author's Note: This is totally unbetaed, written at Midnight. You have been warned.

This would be the hardest thing John has had to do since he fought alongside and watched men he'd considered brothers die in a veritable Hell. He had been Leonard McCoy for 12 years, longer than he'd spent in any other identity, and it was time to move on. He fingered the vial of C24 in his pocket, but didn't make any other move to pull it out. He had no reason to use it.

He looked down at the PADD, and then out the window, staring at the San Francisco skyline. He didn't want to write this letter, had never had to write one before, but this time, he couldn't just slide out of his current life. He was too well-known now, to too many people that had too much power. He continued to stare for a few minutes, before finally picking up the stylus.

Dear Jim,

This isn't how I want to say this, but face to face isn't exactly an option. I need you to know that I love you, I've loved you since the day we met on that god-forsaken shuttle. Part of me wishes we could have been more, but it's not in the cards. I have to go away, and I'm going to ask you not to look for me. I won't be anywhere you can think to look.

Thank you, for being my best friend, really the only one I've ever had, and know that I treasure that, and it will stay with me to the end of my days. Please tell the Hobgoblin that if he goes looking for me, he'll get a nasty surprise. And apologize to Nyota. I was supposed to help her with something, and I never got the chance.

I love you, Jim Kirk, even though you're an infant brat who drove me up the bulkhead more often than not. Please, move on, find someone, do your version of settling down. I don't want you to end up alone and unhappy. I'll miss you, kid.


The PADD was untraceable, a throwaway he'd had stashed for years, waiting for a need to use it. He sent the message from an anonymous account, hours later, from a cafe across town from his apartment. And then he finalized his plans. The next morning saw one Conor Grimm heading out on passenger freight to Corinthium IX, one planet the Enterprise would never visit, and a twisted, burned out heap of metal with Leonard McCoy's DNA inside of it at the bottom of a ravine a few hours outside of San Francisco.

And something John didn't know: one man, a blond human, approximately 30 years old, clutched his PADD in a white-knuckle grip, silent tears sliding down his face.
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Thursday, March 17th, 2011 22:37
Originally posted by [ profile] _samalander at post
I'm posting a lot recently, but there's been this incredible outpouring of charity on a forum I post on and over $14000 has been donated (and verified via posted receipts) to aid in Japan.

I know some of you are like me and don't have a ton of scratch to spare, so here are some links:

I am donating blood tomorrow. Did you know the Red Cross estimates that only 5% of eligible donors give blood? They have their flaws as an organization (the no sodomy rule is a killer) but blood saves lives, and it's easy to give and you get a cookie when you're done.
Find a blood donation site (via AABB - includes Red Cross centers) here
Find a Red Cross donation center here.
Find an American Blood Center here.
Know a lot of people with red, blood-pumping hearts? Talk to your job, your church, your social club or whtever about hosting a blood drive. Give blood, get cookies.

Want to give money but don't have much?
-For the next 14 hours, Living Social is matching $5 contributions here.
-Crunchy Roll is matching up to $5,000 contributions here.
-Check with your bank/job before you donate, some are matching donations as well. I'm trying to find a list of those. The Red Cross also has a searchable database of places that will match donations.

Just wanna give money?
-Consider going through iTunes if you have an iTunes account. 100% is going to the Red Cross.
-Be wary of the text-to-donate plans; many phone companies don't make the donation until AFTER you pay the bill it appears on - 90 days is a long time to wait.
-Remember to do research on charities before you donate. The ones I've heard are best are the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and The Search Dog Foundation. - Your milage may vary.
-If you, like me, prefer fluffy puppies to most people, you can also give to WorldVets, which is the Red Cross for animals.

I know no one likes to hear it, but in these cases, money is the most helpful thing.
-I remember hearing about people who flew to Haiti to help, and had no transportation, didn't speak the language, and had no useful skills. Don't go to a disaster zone unless you are with an aid organization.
-Things like blankets and canned goods might make you feel good to donate, but think of the cost it takes for you to buy it and people to transport it. Aid groups can get these things for cheaper than you, and they can get them closer to the disaster zone, so it costs less to get there. Also, they know what's appropriate and what's needed.

I am touched, you guys, at the generosity I've seen today, and don't forget the auction at [ profile] help_japan where you can find any damn thing you want from any number of talented people.

Also, you know what this list could use? Some non-US links. If you know of any, please leave a comment.
Also accepting links to US-based charities that are doing good work.

And please boost the signal, I'm leaving this unlocked so more people know about these things - or
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 20:03


Okay so I'm done squeeing over the kiss... though I would definitely love a gif of it since it was adorable! As well as their little lovey dovey scene at the end... *flails and squees again*

ETA: GIF!!!!!!!!

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Monday, March 14th, 2011 23:34

The picture will take you to my offering post for [ profile] help_japan. I'm putting forth fic since I'm terrible at everything else. Bid on meeeee

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Saturday, March 12th, 2011 01:29
I've been reading Star Trek and Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant and I've come to a disturbing conclusion.

They don't talk about the Mirror!verse. At all. The episodes are listed in the back of the book, but not once did they even come close to talking about them...

They talked about Eugenics (new ideas for Tarsus Untitled, btb), Data, Spock (and Vulcans), Picard, Bashir (just for you [ profile] amine_eyes ), and the BORG. But not Mirrorverse...

That confused me because part of philosophy as I've learned it is thinking about everything at some point or another. And they had an Ancient Greek philosophy professor from South Bend, IN on the writing team, which should have helped at least a little in figuring out the philosophy behind how the Empire came to be from Ancient times, seeing as how the entire governmental and public actions somehow didn't really change from back then. It would be a fascinating thing to work out, honestly, and I wouldn't mind pursuing it... but I haven't the knowledge or capabilities...

and my rant is over, since there's not much I can do about it...
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Monday, March 7th, 2011 11:04
seen it everywhere, c&ped from [ profile] abigail89 .

A. Age: 23

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore you hate: Dishes... yeah and the bathroom.

D. Dogs: Daisy and Dylan (and before them Baby Girl and Punkin)

E. Essential start to your day: cigarette

F. Favorite color: orange

G. Gold or silver: silver

H. Height: 5'4"

J. Job title: Babysitter?

K. Kids: feels like 3, but none of my own

L. Live: Ft. Hood Army Post

M. Mom’s name: Victoria

N. Nicknames: Liz, Libby, Aunt Liz

O. Overnight hospital stays: Never

P. Pet peeve: know-it-all syndrome

Q. Quote from a movie: "You've gotta be kidding me."

R. Right or left handed: Rightie

S. Siblings: Older sister, older brother

T. Time you wake up: 730 in the morning on weekdays, whenever I want on weekends

U. Underwear: bikini briefs, tyvm, with the occasional boy-short.

V. Vegetables you dislike: Brussel Sprouts

X. X-Rays you’ve had: left hand, left knee, left heel, right shoulder, left elbow

Y. Yummy food you make: I make tex-mex mac and cheese... (Velveeta stole my idea by having box mac with rotel tomatoes and chiles in it)

Z. Zoo: My house... the children act enough like animals... favorite is the Central Park Zoo in NYC
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Monday, February 28th, 2011 10:17
So, I was searching Amazon's Kindle eBooks, as is my wont on paydays, and I ran across something AMAZING

The Star Trek Encyclopedia is up for Pre-Order. It's 24.99 and it comes out in May, and God help me I pre-ordered my ass off on that.

I also found 'How to Survive Starfleet', 'Starfleet Physics', and a Klingon dictionary (didn't get the dictionary). AND Star Trek and Philosophy, the Wrath of Kant.

SO my lovelies, I believe all of those are available in real books as well, so there you go!