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[personal profile] cincoflex  is hosting the 2012 Fandom_BL Marvel Edition!  Go forth and return burdened with horrible sentences! 

Memeage

Jul. 1st, 2011 12:05 am
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Snabbled from cincoflex:

Webcomics. There are some really incredible ones out there, and so worth checking out. If you like or follow webcomics, go ahead and copy this, then add to the list!

PVP:
http://www.pvponline.com/

Unshelved:
http://www.unshelved.com/2002-2-16


NotInventedHere:
http://notinventedhe.re/

GirlsWithSlingshots:
http://www.girlswithslingshots.com/

Hark,aVagrant:
http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php

ThePerryBibleFellowship:
http://www.pbfcomics.com/


Skin Horse

Digger (now complete)

Kawaii Not

Templar, Arizona

Ozy and Millie (now complete)




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Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex, my bestest buddy and a terrific woman (not to mention, one of the best writers around)! 

*truckload of confetti* 

Many happy returns of the day, dearest! 

*cheers madly* 

Yes!

Jun. 12th, 2010 02:16 pm
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It's that day again! 

The day when I celebrate the natality of my heart's own sister, my very best friend.  Today, folks, is [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex's birthday, so please wish her a very happy one indeed!

Dearest, I'm so glad you're here, that you've made it through another year with panache, style, and a minimum of hair-tearing.  :P  You've kept me sane and writing for a whole year, and we've had the delight of actually meeting each other in person.  We've found a new fandom and enjoyed the fruits of the old ones. 

Here's to many, many more such, and a better, brighter year for you ahead!  ♥

Yes!

Jun. 12th, 2010 02:16 pm
vr_trakowski: (duck)
It's that day again! 

The day when I celebrate the natality of my heart's own sister, my very best friend.  Today, folks, is [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex's birthday, so please wish her a very happy one indeed!

Dearest, I'm so glad you're here, that you've made it through another year with panache, style, and a minimum of hair-tearing.  :P  You've kept me sane and writing for a whole year, and we've had the delight of actually meeting each other in person.  We've found a new fandom and enjoyed the fruits of the old ones. 

Here's to many, many more such, and a better, brighter year for you ahead!  ♥
vr_trakowski: (Green Laurel)
Chapter 7 is up, more or less on time--it's still Tuesday through most of the country, after all.  :P  Iron Man, Tony/Pepper, rated PG-13. 

In addition, both [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex  and I have succumbed to the Sherlock Holmes influence, which surprises our readers not at all, I'm sure.  *grin*  Check her LJ for a couple of gems; my first feeble effort of Dreamer Wake is rated a nice easy G and has no pairings at all.  Loose ends, hah. 
vr_trakowski: (Green Laurel)
Chapter 7 is up, more or less on time--it's still Tuesday through most of the country, after all.  :P  Iron Man, Tony/Pepper, rated PG-13. 

In addition, both [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex  and I have succumbed to the Sherlock Holmes influence, which surprises our readers not at all, I'm sure.  *grin*  Check her LJ for a couple of gems; my first feeble effort of Dreamer Wake is rated a nice easy G and has no pairings at all.  Loose ends, hah. 

Wow.

Jan. 3rd, 2010 01:10 am
vr_trakowski: (hats)
Yeah, I didn't post because we were busy.  Laughing, if nothing else.  *grin*  [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex  has come and gone and I miss her already, and we had the best time. There was the whole transcription thing...yeah.  Had to be here.  And while I may want to burn the GPS and sow the ashes with salt, we got to all the places we meant to go.  Without snow, even. 

It's quiet around here now... 

Wow.

Jan. 3rd, 2010 01:10 am
vr_trakowski: (hats)
Yeah, I didn't post because we were busy.  Laughing, if nothing else.  *grin*  [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex  has come and gone and I miss her already, and we had the best time. There was the whole transcription thing...yeah.  Had to be here.  And while I may want to burn the GPS and sow the ashes with salt, we got to all the places we meant to go.  Without snow, even. 

It's quiet around here now... 

Glee!

Dec. 27th, 2009 10:36 pm
vr_trakowski: (hats)
[livejournal.com profile] cincoflex  is coming tomorrow.  My delight is beyond expressing.  *huge grin* 

Glee!

Dec. 27th, 2009 10:36 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] cincoflex  is coming tomorrow.  My delight is beyond expressing.  *huge grin* 
vr_trakowski: (Noel)
In the spirit of the holiday, a review of some fine [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex Christmas fics! ;) Why not recommend your own favorites?

CSI:

Casa Caliente 7: Christmas Revelations -- Surprises abound for the residents of the crime lab. (NC-17)

Inn Trouble -- Once upon a Christmas, Grissom was Joseph... (T)

The Kringle P.O. -- Grissom's wish list. (PG)


House:

Tempered III: Tying One On -- It's time for House and Cuddy to open presents. (NC-17)


Iron Man:

Eden in a Box, Book 2
-- starting in Chapter 9. (NC-17)

Letters to Santa -- Collection of notes to the Big Man in the Red Suit. (PG-13)

Nutcracker (co-written w/me) -- It's a matter of trust. (G)

Order: Santalales -- Will Pepper be left behind this Christmas? (M)
vr_trakowski: (Noel)
In the spirit of the holiday, a review of some fine [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex Christmas fics! ;) Why not recommend your own favorites?

CSI:

Casa Caliente 7: Christmas Revelations -- Surprises abound for the residents of the crime lab. (NC-17)

Inn Trouble -- Once upon a Christmas, Grissom was Joseph... (T)

The Kringle P.O. -- Grissom's wish list. (PG)


House:

Tempered III: Tying One On -- It's time for House and Cuddy to open presents. (NC-17)


Iron Man:

Eden in a Box, Book 2
-- starting in Chapter 9. (NC-17)

Letters to Santa -- Collection of notes to the Big Man in the Red Suit. (PG-13)

Nutcracker (co-written w/me) -- It's a matter of trust. (G)

Order: Santalales -- Will Pepper be left behind this Christmas? (M)

Nutcracker

Dec. 5th, 2009 02:09 pm
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Last year [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex and I had a really great idea. Due to NaNoWriMo and other considerations, it didn't get finished until now. I'm going to be boastful and say...I think it was worth the wait. *grin* It is always a privilege and a pleasure to write with such a talented, warm-hearted author, who very generously let me have my own way in almost every point in this story. And she made the banner, which I consider to be one of her best. Thank you, love.

Nutcracker is Iron Man, rated G, and available at her site or mine.

Nutcracker

Dec. 5th, 2009 02:09 pm
vr_trakowski: (IM bunny)
Last year [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex and I had a really great idea. Due to NaNoWriMo and other considerations, it didn't get finished until now. I'm going to be boastful and say...I think it was worth the wait. *grin* It is always a privilege and a pleasure to write with such a talented, warm-hearted author, who very generously let me have my own way in almost every point in this story. And she made the banner, which I consider to be one of her best. Thank you, love.

Nutcracker is Iron Man, rated G, and available at her site or mine.

vr_trakowski: (Who's we?)
Okay, the haiku are mine--she challenged me yesterday--but she illustrated them. Aren't they marvelous? :D Thank you, dearest! 














Plus the whole haiku idea is fun. Try some of your own.

vr_trakowski: (Who's we?)
Okay, the haiku are mine--she challenged me yesterday--but she illustrated them. Aren't they marvelous? :D Thank you, dearest! 














Plus the whole haiku idea is fun. Try some of your own.

vr_trakowski: (Karma)
Going on just about five years ago now, I started swapping PMs on YTDAW with a writer I deeply admired.  She wrote marvelous stories with original ideas, beautifully realized characters, and sometimes extremely hot smut as well.  It took a bit of courage the first time, to ask her if she was a fan of Blake’s 7 too, but she sent back a friendly cheerful note, and we were off. 

I can’t say the rest is history, because it’s still present!  :P  We discovered we were both fans of Jim Brass, and I was totally flattered and floored when she asked me to look over her WIP.  I sent her mine as well, and then she completely blew my circuits by asking me if I wanted to collaborate with her.  I’d say it was karma, but that was the sequel.  *grin* 

Now we are several collaborations down the road, along with innumerable plot bunnies, many finished fics, and still a few in process.  We’ve exchanged PMs and IMs and e-mails and Tweets and phone calls.  We’ve chatted, complained, betaed, commiserated, teased, and most of all laughed.  And dreamed, and dreamed, and dreamed...

She’s one of the best writers I know, and one of the kindest, most generous people.  She’s introduced me to several excellent books, at least one TV series, and is the reason I get lovely cards from many of my favorite characters at Christmas and my birthday.  She’s a born teacher and a forgiving soul; she puts up with my whining, my spaceiness, my occasional freakouts, my dry spells, and my recurring need to rewrite something to death.  She’s given me plot ideas, titles, lines, and banners; told me gently, and repeatedly, where I was going wrong; and cheered me on when a persistent bunny stole our time and my attention. 

She lets me share her stories, read ahead and find out what happens before anyone else.  She listens when I go on about a fandom she doesn’t share.  She cheers me up when I’m feeling depressed, and never lets me lose faith in my own writing.  She sends me beautiful gifts and leaves me lavish feedback.  She’s the sister of my heart and my very best friend, and we do get along so well for people who’ve never actually met... 

[livejournal.com profile] cincoflex, I’m utterly glad that you’ve reached your 49th birthday, and I am anticipating many, many more.  You make the world a much better place, for me and for others, and not just with your stories.  The happiest of birthdays to you, dearest--at least until next year!  ♥
vr_trakowski: (Karma)
Going on just about five years ago now, I started swapping PMs on YTDAW with a writer I deeply admired.  She wrote marvelous stories with original ideas, beautifully realized characters, and sometimes extremely hot smut as well.  It took a bit of courage the first time, to ask her if she was a fan of Blake’s 7 too, but she sent back a friendly cheerful note, and we were off. 

I can’t say the rest is history, because it’s still present!  :P  We discovered we were both fans of Jim Brass, and I was totally flattered and floored when she asked me to look over her WIP.  I sent her mine as well, and then she completely blew my circuits by asking me if I wanted to collaborate with her.  I’d say it was karma, but that was the sequel.  *grin* 

Now we are several collaborations down the road, along with innumerable plot bunnies, many finished fics, and still a few in process.  We’ve exchanged PMs and IMs and e-mails and Tweets and phone calls.  We’ve chatted, complained, betaed, commiserated, teased, and most of all laughed.  And dreamed, and dreamed, and dreamed...

She’s one of the best writers I know, and one of the kindest, most generous people.  She’s introduced me to several excellent books, at least one TV series, and is the reason I get lovely cards from many of my favorite characters at Christmas and my birthday.  She’s a born teacher and a forgiving soul; she puts up with my whining, my spaceiness, my occasional freakouts, my dry spells, and my recurring need to rewrite something to death.  She’s given me plot ideas, titles, lines, and banners; told me gently, and repeatedly, where I was going wrong; and cheered me on when a persistent bunny stole our time and my attention. 

She lets me share her stories, read ahead and find out what happens before anyone else.  She listens when I go on about a fandom she doesn’t share.  She cheers me up when I’m feeling depressed, and never lets me lose faith in my own writing.  She sends me beautiful gifts and leaves me lavish feedback.  She’s the sister of my heart and my very best friend, and we do get along so well for people who’ve never actually met... 

[livejournal.com profile] cincoflex, I’m utterly glad that you’ve reached your 49th birthday, and I am anticipating many, many more.  You make the world a much better place, for me and for others, and not just with your stories.  The happiest of birthdays to you, dearest--at least until next year!  ♥
vr_trakowski: (IT Geeks)
Five years ago (yesterday) we didn't know what was about to hit us.

GSR fans were deep in the end of Season Four with all its pain and amazement; the relationship that had been mostly subtext the first three seasons was suddenly, indubitably real, and with some really astounding episodes we were left reeling, hurting along with Sara, balancing our hopes on one simple clasp of hands.

I was still relatively new to the fandom; I'd only started watching the past summer, Season Three reruns, and while I liked the idea of GSR I wasn't convinced that it went both ways until I saw Invisible Evidence (not yet having caught Play With Fire). I'd written a little, mostly Unbound challenge fics, and I'd gorged on the wonderful fic available--Burked and Mossley and both together, Gibby, the ineffable Laura Katherine, LSI, Wintertime, Anansay and many others. Unlike my previous fandoms, there was a wealth of great stories available, with more popping up all the time.

And there was this new writer, newer than I, who not only wrote smut with a masterful touch (pun most definitely intended) but who created stories full of love and angst and laughter and moments of pure, aching joy. She not only got the characters, she looked deep into them and brought out shades and tints we never saw on screen, without making them anything other than what they were.

Most of her pieces for CSI had been short, at that point; memorable fantasies, including one of my all-time favorite short fics, case files laced with flirting and fun, the beginnings of a new look at Grissom.

And then she hit us with Casa Caliente.

Under and Beneath were lead-ins, the latter a story so scorching that it left a trail of exclamation points all over YTDAW's Questioned Documents section. [livejournal.com profile] cincoflex took the premise and ran, kicking off a series that is still a high-water mark for long GSR fics, taking us deep inside the evolution of a relationship. From wary lovers giving in to the attraction between them, through learning and rebellion and the beginning of trust--and some terrific sex--we watched as Sara and Grissom figured out how to manage that most difficult and rewarding of human creations. Sara had to learn to give in; Grissom had to learn to compromise; they both had to decide that the rewards were worth the risks and work.

And they did. They evolved from clandestine weekend meetings to sharing space, and finally to an open declaration of cohabitation. They met each other's families, weathered illness and injury and road trips, and acquired a kitten. They figured out that they were stronger together than apart--and that they could be safely weak in one another's presence.

We watched as they made 10867 Caliente Way habitable, took baths in the huge tub, made the space their own. We ached with Grissom when he was stung by a wasp and with Sara when she had her surgery. We shared their delight at Christmas and the fun of softball, and we learned new uses for hammocks and tree houses. *grin* We dreamed and laughed and loved with them. I remember, early on when LSI so graciously hosted Cinco's fics, changing the URL of the latest chapter in hopes that the new one was up and just not announced yet.

All things come to an end, and Cinco eventually drew Casa Caliente to a close, leaving not just Sara and Grissom but all the others we knew and liked with their destinies fulfilled. Eleven stories (plus extras), chapter after chapter of fascination and smut and, most of all, love.

Long before Grissom and Sara got their happy ending on screen, they had it in Casa.

Happy anniversary.

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