Gabbles of A Spastic Cynic

March 6th, 2008

God Save the Queen @ 09:29 am


To: The Residents of the Now Defunct “United States of America”
From: Too Many People to Count

Subject: Dissolution and Re-appropriation of the Colonies

Spew alert behind this cut )

ETA: 18. If you have no sense of humour, or can't take a joke, you have no business handling even a vegetable peeler. *G*


February 27th, 2008

(no subject) @ 10:17 pm

[info]joanwilder, our esteemed Team Dragon Capitan posted this, but I just have to share...

Just a little something to make you smile and maybe giggle.

And when you get done, you can go over to The Snarry Games for the interviews, comment pr0n, and crack!art.


December 26th, 2007

Commissioned Artwork for my beta, Aseneth, for Christmas! @ 09:52 pm

Convergence by Artisticentropy )

© 2007 Artisticentropy. As this artwork belongs to Aseneth, please do not copy nor distribute without her permission. Also, please don't 'hotlink' to any of the views. You are more than welcome to mention this post in your journal, though. Thanks!


November 25th, 2007

OK, so I'm not always original... @ 11:22 pm

...and I freely admit I stole this from [info]sansa1970 (*smooches* You always have the coolest stuff!), but it was so much fun and there's still plenty of room for others to play!

Who is your favourite HP author? )


November 16th, 2007

Art Recommendation @ 12:34 pm

Art by [info]lillithium. Just simply gorgeous!

Oo, Oo, lookie what I found! )

ETA: She said yes! She said, "YES!" *does a happy dance*


November 4th, 2007

And I thought it was just me... @ 05:17 pm

October 29th, 2007

A Bit of a Challenge... @ 07:54 pm

...that everyone can play with.

Here's the thing. I like collecting quotes, whether funny or profound, although I tend to collect more humour than philosophy. Below the cut are three of my favourites (and believe me, it was hard to pick just three), all humour, all ones that endangered my monitor.

What are yours? The only 'rules' I have are that they be from the Harry Potter-verse, that they be one quote, not a 'conversation', if you will, and that you let us know from what story and author it's taken. I don't care about pairing, or if it's out of context; most of us have already read a bunch of the stories, so I'm thinking we might already know, or it might be an excuse to find new ones. What I'm interested in is what made you laugh, or made you tear-up, or say every author's dream, "Wow!"

ETA: You might want to read the comments as well because there's some doozies in them and I'm adding more as people respond.

So, are you up for it? Here's mine! )


October 28th, 2007

The last art at the Snarry Games has been posted... @ 08:55 am

And you only have a few more days to vote and review!

tell them. What? tell them. *blinks* No, I couldn't... just tell them. No, that would be self-aggrandizement of the worst sort! *blinks* yeah! cool isn't it? No, never! we'll tell your mother what you write... *Gulp!* Oh, very well. yeah! pimp it, baby! *Blushes* Ahem. The Slytherin voices inside my head have persuaded me to tell you that Should you want to take a break at my last-minute pinch-hit entry to comment and give Team Romance a little point boost, that would be lovely. see, not so hard *Growl* Happy now? good girl.

So, go! Go now! Here's the final list of all entries and artist interviews... )


October 14th, 2007

My life is insane... @ 04:50 pm

October 9th, 2007

A Book Meme... @ 01:52 pm

...gacked from [info]sulky_rhino
Instructions: These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users.

Bold what you have read, italicize those you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. Add an asterisk (*) to those you've read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list.

My take on it... )

A Clean Copy for You... )


October 8th, 2007

In tribute to my ever-vigilant daughter... @ 02:10 pm

...who has been fighting this terrorist group and their dastardly agenda since she was in 7th grade...

*Ggg* )


October 7th, 2007

Pimpety, Pimp, Pimp... @ 06:34 pm

Yea! The Art Snarry Games 2007 have begun! First up? Glockgal! Go, go now!


October 5th, 2007

It only takes a second... @ 06:51 pm

October 1st, 2007

Did you know... @ 10:26 pm

...that you can add to the list of things that Tweak says? I accidentally found it here. Cool!


September 27th, 2007

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! @ 12:05 pm

September 26th, 2007

So... @ 06:16 pm

...what's the name of the program I can use to migrate my community from that *other* journal to here? And could someone be kind enough to tell me where I can find it as well?

Yeah, I'm really lazy (or so overworked, I haven't the time to look. Hmmm... I 'spose that at least *sounds* better.) *G*

ETA: In case anyone is interested, there is a way to migrate comments and communities, but it involves 'Python' and 'Terminal' whatever those are. My comfort level even trying it is about a -10. I found it here.


September 1st, 2007

I have a question... @ 09:01 pm

...and would appreciate some opinions, please

Just a Simple Poll... Uh-huh )


August 12th, 2007

Well, I arrived... @ 09:52 am

and I have no idea why I'm here... yet.

More than anything this is a test so I can customise my journal and figure out the multi-post thingie.


August 2nd, 2007

(no subject) @ 04:14 pm

Thank you to whoever sent me the 'yummy' virtual cupcake, and many, many *hugs* to everyone who wished me a happy birthday. It has been a wonderful day, full of lots of smiles and laughter. I am truly blessed.

ETA: Oh, and [info]artisticentropy gifted me with Snarry Goodness Birthday Art! And [info]alisanne wrote me a really cool Snarry birthday story, "Most Gratifying".


October 2nd, 2006

New Stand-alone Fic :: Better Late Than Never @ 12:09 am

HP/DM : HP/SS : HP/?? :: 13+ :: Slash :: Angst :: Romance :: Mild Language :: Established Relationships (One between consenting 16 year-olds) :: Word Count 22,000 and change

The year is 2016 and Harry is happily married to Severus Snape. Or is he? When an accident wipes Harry's memories back to a time when Snape was his hated foe and Draco was his lover, Harry finds himself required to make a choice. Does he remarry his husband, or does he answer the siren call of his former lover who has seized this opportunity to win him back? Written for the Two Broomsticks Fall Fic-a-Thon, Prompt 26

For the sake of clarity, this story is completely AU after Order of the Phoenix and contains only one spell from Half Blood Prince (may it burst into flames).

My undying thanks to Delphi, Lydia Lovestruck, and Aseneth, who always make it ever so much better. All remaining errors must be mine.

If you recognize it, it's probably 'hers'. No money, no harm, no foul. This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling and those to whom she has licensed her creations, including without limitation Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books, Raincoat Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

( Better Late Than Never )


September 9th, 2006

Wanted :: Snarry or Snupin :: Sappy H/C Fics @ 03:56 pm

July 9th, 2006

Hiding Under the Ninth Earth :: Glossary @ 11:11 pm

May 21st, 2006

January 23rd, 2006

Art :: It Was Almost Time @ 09:19 pm

Rating/Warnings/Etc. : None
Character: Albus Dumbledore
Disclaimer: NASA's mostly, JKR's next, just a bit of mine.
Media: Digital using Pocket Artist on Pocket PC (yeah, it's amazing what the little buggers can do.)

Dedication: For my ever-faithful betas [info]lydialovestruck, [info]aseneth, [info]atdelphi, N.B., and haldolpoim as a Big Thank You!

What Can One Do With a Billion-Pixel Photo of a Nebula? )

NASA Photo of Orion Nebula )

What happens when IGToW plays with her PocketPC. )

The Excerpt )


January 19th, 2006

Ficlet :: A Bird in Hand... @ 08:57 pm

Pairing: SS/HP
Category: Humour/Fluff
Rating: Soft 13+ for 'potty' language
Disclaimer: Yup, mostly JKR's, darn it! No money made, no harm, no foul.
Summary: Harry never can stay out of trouble and discovers something about Snidgets the--mes-mes-messy way. Written in response to [info]nimori's Animagus Challenge : Art and Fic. Based on Snidget artwork by [info]ac1d6urn :: Snidget!Harry. Icon used with permission.

My undying thanks to my kick-ass betas [info]lydialovestruck and [info]aseneth. All remaining mistakes must be mine. Also, special thanks to [info]ac1d6urn for such an amusing, inspiring piece of art.

One last note: We have an O'aho Ele'pa'i'o (which is an endangered warbler) living in our back yard. While I was writing this, he was courting his lady love and the cadence of his song, E-le-pai-o, was so very sweet, I couldn't resist adding his 'song' to the story.

A Bird in Hand... )


October 30th, 2003

Hmmm... @ 11:16 pm

:) Hi there...
I backdated this entry so I wouldn't bother anyone, but this will make it the first entry in the queue.

After much thought I decided to make this journal friends-locked.

Why? Because despite appearances, I'm a very private person who hasn't a clue what may or may not get posted here, including the stories I write, which (for the most part) should only be read by adults. However, having said that, stories with a rating of 14+ or lower will be made public.

So if you want to friend me, that's fine; chances are very good I'll friend you back. Funny how that works. Anyway, hope to see you soon.

Take Care - I Got Tired of Waiting (26 June 2005)


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