Some Recs

Friday, 1 September 2017 10:29
paynesgrey: John William Waterhouse (ophelia)
[community profile] het_bigbang  reveals are out! Both of my artists got back to me about my artwork. The Mad Max author really liked it, and I am pleased. I'm going to pimp their works here because I DID read them to do the art and found them really good.

[Mad Max] My Blue Bucket of Gold by ninety6tears
Rated Explicit. Max/Furiosa, canon divergent.
Max returns to the Citadel to arrange an exchange of favors, but his end of a deal with Furiosa, as well as rising concern for the Dag’s struggles, proves to be much more than he bargained for. New beginnings promise healing, but some old habits are hard to wash out.


[Iron Man Movies] the bolder the lip by sandyk
Rated Explicit. Tony/Pepper, AU after Iron Man 2
Pepper said yes to going to Venice. The secret of Tony's success was to tell Pepper the truth, always.


And the story that wasn't finished but I did art for anyway has at least the first chapter up. 

[Riverdale] Jughead and Betty's Epic Detour by Browneyesparker
Rated T. Betty/Jughead. AU
Jughead and Betty take the road trip that Archie and Jughead were supposed to take together. Title taken from "Roger and Amy's Epic Detour" by Morgan Matson but that's as far as it goes. Rated T.

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I'm signing up for this challenge as an artist too. If you're interested:



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I read a really good and HOT fic on KU yesterday. I haven't updated on Goodreads yet because there are two more stories in there to read as a bonus, but the fic was really good if you're into erotica and want something decent to read to get your jollies off. I'm not usually into romance/erotica but I liked the premise and I like to see what sells out there.

It's called: So. Toxic: a virgin, fake marriage by Kelley Harvey.

I have a small shameless addiction to fake marriage / marriage of convenience set ups and I always like to see how they play out. Even as a bonus, these characters are reunited childhood friends which is always adorable IMO. The pacing in this story is pretty fast, and the two characters are likable, even the "bad boy". The writing style is light and amusing, but no where near the juvenile ways of EL James. It can be contemporary at times, but the writing is done well enough that I didn't find it bad or obnoxious. The voice seemed modern enough and fit the characters, like I could picture it.

The book is not without its issues. There is little to no plot, with some plot anecdotes here and there. Tyson has taken care of the baby boy he thinks is his son of a former girlfriend, who is a drug addict. He needs Jo to fake a marriage so he can look like a responsible father to the courts. The only thing I see about Tyson being a good father is what the author tells us. Most of the time he hands the kid off to a friend or something, but the kid does like him. The reason Jo "owes" him seems kind of silly, and we really never know why Tyson is rich or what he does as a job. So their are environmental things in the book that are weak if not non-existent. Jo is pretty milk toast. She has the spunky best friend to threaten the love interest when needed. There is also the evil racist mother trope. 

If you can look by any of that, the sex scenes, and they are NUMEROUS, are really satisfying. I tried reading this book during my lunch break, in the break room, with people coming and going and trying to talk to me, and I was definitely uncomfortable. Haha. 

If anything it was a shameless treat. It was a fast read, and I liked it well enough to share it. It's good for horny readers and not so much for people that like porn with plot. I'd probably read the author again. The writing style and grammar wasn't bad, which is a plus with KU.

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I can tell most people are phoning in today at work. My boss talked to me and another coworker about mattresses on sale and labor day deals for like 20 minutes. So yeah, it's that kind of day.

I do at least want to get all my emails done today, which is manageable. I don't like leaving dangling work for the weekend.

I hope everyone has a good Labor Day weekend. I'm looking forward to it. Maybe I'll be productive and get some stuff done.
paynesgrey: Diana (olicity)
http://hkrowe.com/

Just a small blog update! My cover will be publically released on Friday. I know I've shown you guys under f-lock but I think I'll be done tinkering with it by then for the official release. :)

Also, musings about dedications pages and then update on my blog's header bar. I love my blog more now! I need to add links and keep the social marketing going.

Woot woot!

ARROW FINALE TONIGHT! OMG I'M SO EXCITED!!!

Heroes Reborn

Saturday, 22 February 2014 21:37
paynesgrey: Diana (heroes)
OMG. OMG.

Okay, they've teased about this before. They teased us at the end of Season 4. They teased that Xbox was going to do a series in the Heroes universe with new characters. They teased us that Heroes would continue in the comics last year as a Season 5.

We've heard NOTHING on any of this for awhile. And yet Tim Kring is apparently doing a mini-series. A really short teaser trailer is floating around saying they are reviving it for 13 episodes. No more details than that. Is Sylar back? What about Claire? Are these new characters?

Everything is hush-hush but at least there's hope for fans. It all seems legit. NBC even updated it's Heroes page.

http://www.nbc.com/heroes

Here's the teaser trailer.


Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXUjpHHfTLY

On one hand I'm overjoyed because lately I've been so "meh" about TV and I really watch a lot less shows lately than I did back in the day. (Plus, I'd love a revival; maybe I can finish some of my unfinished stories.) On the other hand, I'm skeptical. I've seen too many Heroes hopes dashed in the past.

*fingers crossed*

#HeroesReborn

PS. I'm surprised that there hasn't been anything like this on LJ yet, but even Tumblr is just getting wind. I'm hoping to see fan base come back a little bit. I hope we don't ALL hate each other and have moved on. Is there still some love left for Heroes?

EDIT: I take that back. My tumblr feed HAS finally exploded from the news. WOOT.
paynesgrey: Diana (sherlock-irene)
SHINIES...


Goodbye mr. Holmes
by ~monyta on deviantART


The Woman
by ~Te-GR on deviantART

She is so awesome I cannot contain my love for her...

I love this incarnation of Irene (Sorry, Rachel McAdams). Brilliant. Also, I ship her with everyone. IRENE/EVERYONE FOREVER.

I'm going to either catch up with some TV or read some Game of Thrones. I haven't decided how lazy I'm going to be yet. (Or if I'm going to cave in and rewatch that Sherlock episode...)

SQUEE in gifs

Sunday, 2 October 2011 13:53
paynesgrey: Diana (drwho-river3)
My feelings on the Doctor Who finale...AMAZEBALLS.

I could not love River Song more than I do now. I LOVE HER SO MUCH. And AMY! SO MUCH LOVE FOR ALL OF THEM. Series 6 is definitely my favorite series now.

I also ignore all the River-hate and Moffat-hate on the internet. Sorry Who fandom, I don't care. Hahahaha.

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Also Merlin is back. OMG. Lady Morgana is AWESOME, and I still love her like crazy, even though she's Team Evil. But I think my favorite part about the premiere was Lancelot. OMG. GUH. Santiago, I can't get enough of you.

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YUMMY!
paynesgrey: Diana (fringe)
Fandom: Fringe
Title: Olivia and Phillip
Rating: G
Characters/Pairings: Olivia Dunham/Phillip Broyles
Notes: Done for my Ostara meme for [livejournal.com profile] apckrfan.
URLS: DeviantART | PaperDemon

Preview:

artwork behind cut )

It's way past my bedtime. Enjoy! Cheers.
paynesgrey: Diana (glee-rachel)


@ [livejournal.com profile] avoidmynose

Hrmm... I dunno. Something might come out of this...
paynesgrey: Diana (castlebeckett)
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!


Photobucket @ [livejournal.com profile] castle_fic
paynesgrey: Diana (tp-raysuki)
Tower Prep icons:
- Request for Suki/Ian
- various other ships, characters (Ray, Suki, Ray/Suki, Suki/Gabe, Ian/Gabe, Ian/CJ)

Total icons: 39

Preview:

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HERE @ [livejournal.com profile] prism_perfect
paynesgrey: Diana (tp-gabe)
Tower Prep icons, from "The Rooks" Season 1, Episode 5

Total icons: 35

Preview:

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HERE @[livejournal.com profile] prism_perfect
paynesgrey: Diana (noordinaryfamily)
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It's a tie between Lost Girl and No Ordinary Family. Both awesome. Though I'm behind on Lost Girl just a bit. ;_;

Tower Prep is another good show but I think Lost Girl has better writers.
paynesgrey: Diana (lydia)
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[livejournal.com profile] heroes_exchange is doing a holiday exchange and they need more participants!


I have never done [livejournal.com profile] heroes_exchange, but from what I've seen, it's always been really successful and a lot of good fic comes out of it. Plus, [livejournal.com profile] boombangbing is a reliable mod, so I suggest you sign up if you're still interested in Heroes.

I just finished a big bang for Heroes, plus I'm doing NaNoWriMo this month, so you know I must be mad for signing up. The thing is...I still love Heroes and I want to see the fandom continue.

Sign-ups end today, so think fast, but fics aren't due until January 8th, and the minimum word count is 1,000, so it's pretty manageable.

So yay! I'm kinda curious to see how this goes. :D

:]

Wednesday, 9 June 2010 22:34
paynesgrey: Diana (drwho-squee)
WHOOOHOOOOO!

GO BLACKHAWKS!

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paynesgrey: Diana (glee-brit)
YAY GLEE! ARE YOU ALL READY??

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I am looking forward to these things, spoilers )

AND V IS TONIGHT TOO! OMG! Tuesdays are WIN.