Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 09:49 am
Movement and Stillness (1761 words) by lilacsigil

Fandom: Imperial Radch Series - Ann Leckie
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Justice of Toren One Esk Nineteen | Breq/Seivarden Vendaai
Characters: Justice of Toren One Esk Nineteen | Breq, Seivarden Vendaai
Additional Tags: Unrequited Love, Drug Use

Seivarden feels like she is still in stasis while Breq rushes onward, but there are two sides to every coin.

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 11:36 am
Today's prompt is "a disturbed night".
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 10:25 am
Theme Prompt: #046 - Fool's gold
Title: A fool and his gold
Fandom: Torchwood
Rating/Warnings: PG
Bonus: Yes
Word Count: 1,000 words
Summary: Ianto wishes that Jack would just be grateful for what he has.

A fool and his gold )
Friday, October 20th, 2017 01:37 pm
I had PT on Thursday, not Wednesday, as I discovered after a PITA trip (thank you, CTA :P) up there and a deeply apologetic look from the vv sweet receptionist. < sigh > But PT last night was excellent; I can lift my arm sideways all the way over my head with only a tiny bit of stick assistance at the transition point, and J promises that next week will be the last time I have to do the finger ladder, woot! (Sadly, it has been replaced by the hand bike. Gah.)

We are not discussing the Cubs, except that I hate being right. Still, we made it all the way to the NLCS, and there is no shame in being beaten by the 2017 Dodgers. I just wish it hadn't been so thorough.

Sleeping back in my own bed is going pretty well; the cats are confused and Jack is taking the opportunity to try to push boundaries, but we're dealing. My wake-up light didn't work the first morning, but I left it unplugged all day and it reset, so I'm good and have my little simulated sunrise every morning again. But one thing sleeping in the living room has done is confirm that nothing (non-feline) with a brain is ever allowed to be resident in my bedroom. The temptation to talk to Alexa when I should be trying to go to sleep is just too much to resist, and the way she occasionally responds to weird things with no prompting is too weird to risk happening in the middle of the night. Nope. Alexa stays outside. Honestly, I don't even bring my cell phone or tablet in unless I'm trying to sleep off a nasty headache and need something soothing like GBBO to distract me.

My tablet, by the way, is going back to Asus, and will hopefully be reborn as an identical, probably refurbished, replacement. Happily, it's still under warranty; I just have to fill out the RMA and get it mailed. Until it returns, I'm stuck with my Kindle Fire, which I only use for backup for a reason. The screen is too small, the home screen is annoying and uncustomizeable, and the limits Kindle places on the environment are way too frustrating. (Example: I can't log into Samsung Smart Things app, because it uses the default browser, which on the Fire is Silk. Which the Samsung website is not compatible with. No way to change the default browser. At all.) < sigh > Anyway, I shall suffer through it.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 01:07 pm
I have been wearing my sling a minimal amount for the last four days (commuting and when I'm doing something physical like laundry or buying stuff at Target) and it's going very well. I'm a little sore today, but I think that's mostly due to the couch no longer being a good sleeping solution (more on that in a moment). PT is going extremely well; I have a lot of assisted flexibility (especially for only 5 weeks out), and yesterday, I was allowed to lay on my back and raise my arm over my head under its own power for a set of 20. :) Which sounds very simple, but is five weeks' worth of work paying off.

I am about to stop sleeping on the couch; I've stopped sleeping in my sling, and I think it was doing something to keep me in a comfortable position, because I soon as I stopped, I started waking up with heinous positional migraines from laying with my head in a non-optimal position. So, I'm going to try to go back to my comfy bed that is long enough, with its heated mattress cover and my wake-up light and a door between me and The Dreadful Duo (Jack and Chloe) getting the rips at 2am. Woe. :) (My only worry is rolling over on my arm, but hopefully, I've been subconsciously trained out of that by now.)

Also met with the neurosurgeon yesterday -- the Thing In My Head has not grown again, and we're going to let it ride until it does. I would also like to give Dr M massive kudos -- I have never, ever known a specialist who is not only on time for his last appointment of the day, but is actually a few minutes early. His nurse was like, "I KNOW, but he always manages it!" He was somewhat appalled to find out what my shoulder pain had resulted in, but in a very concerned and semi-adorable way. I got out so fast, I was able to hit my favorite thrift store a few blocks away and still be home in time for kitty cuddles before PT.

Heading for the shelter and a quick hit at Trader Joe's tonight; still not up to actually lifting anything with my right arm, so no animal handling, so no official shifts. But I can pet the h*ck out of Kevin and Tiny...

(Oh, and for unknown reasons, I watched Independence Day 2 on Saturday. Dudes, I could feel myself getting stupider as the movie went on; by 40 minutes in, I thought I could feel my brain trickling out my ears. I kept watching, because I figured surely it would get better? But it didn't. Ever. Now, I don't object to dumb sf (see my affection for such cinematic gems as Volcano, Battle: Los Angeles, and the first Transformers), but they know what kind of movie they're making. This crew thought they were making something good (possibly excepting Brent Spiner, who always seems delighted just to be getting paid for this ridiculous crap), and it made everything So Much Worse. Not even the presence of His Holiness Jeff Goldblum could make this movie not dreadful beyond watching. Wow.)
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 07:50 pm
Today's prompt is 'did you miss me?'.
Monday, October 16th, 2017 11:11 pm
Today's prompt is "from the east and from the west".
Monday, October 16th, 2017 05:07 pm
 Anyone else going attempt NaNoWriMo this year?

For the first time in years, I am seriously planning on writing a story. I have no plot, but my main characters are loud and demanding.