Author: Gray Cardinal
Prompt: Captain Victoria Gates (Castle) goes into a bar and meets....Zack (from Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego)
Fandoms: Castle, Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego
Word count: ~2200
Rating/Contents: Rated G; no warnings apply. AU for Castle as of Season 7.
Two weeks had passed since Richard Castle’s dramatic wedding-day disappearance, and Captain Victoria Gates – in unofficial but carefully arranged rotation with Esposito and Lanie Parish – had taken to “dropping into” the Old Haunt at regular intervals, to make certain Kate Beckett wasn’t sliding entirely off the rails into depression or worse.
And then a pink vortex dropped a demin-jacketed teenager into the bar....
Thanks for a great round, guys! You all did a great job. We'll have a masterlist for you in a few days, so you can see all the great things that were made!
Within all the morning, and at noon with my wife, by appointment to dinner at the Dolphin, where Sir W. Batten, and his lady and daughter Matt, and Captain Cocke and his lady, a German lady, but a very great beauty, and we dined together, at the spending of some wagers won and lost between him and I; and there we had the best musique and very good songs, and were very merry and danced, but I was most of all taken with Madam Cocke and her little boy, which in mirth his father had given to me. But after all our mirth comes a reckoning of 4l., besides 40s. to the musicians, which did trouble us, but it must be paid, and so I took leave and left them there about eight at night. And on foot went to the Temple, and then took my cozen Turner’s man Roger, and went by his advice to Serjeant Fountaine and told him our case, who gives me good comfort in it, and I gave him 30s. fee. So home again and to bed. This day a good pretty maid was sent my wife by Mary Bowyer, whom my wife has hired.
Within the dolphin,
a great lost music
given to the night.
And the fountain—
so pretty a red.
Erasure poem derived from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Friday 22 November 1661.
* Slept in, but not too much. Awful night's sleep though so it was necessary - hate warm nights.
* Tidied the house and made hummus for my open house.
* Socialised all afternoon with lovely people, it was so wonderful to spend time with people in a low key setting.
* Also really lovely in particular to have people over in my house - it's the first time since moving in I've had a gathering of friends and it was just really nice.
* Played Cards Against Humanity and Liar Dice, stayed up too late and drank too much but it was awesome.
Prompt: Brisco County, Jr. goes into a bar and meets... Charlie Prince (3:10 to Yuma)!
Fandoms: 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
Word count: ~2000
Warnings: Gun Violence
Stop me if you've heard this one before. In 1884, an outlaw, a law student, and a horse walk into a saloon in the Dakota Territory....
This icon shows them in the bag they acquired ages ago when seolh used it to carry some things she brought us from Japan. They love that bag with all their hearts and all their claws. It's the one we use to weigh them.]
These days, Claudia and Jinksy's toys disappear completely off the face of the earth much less frequently than they once did. Possible reasons include:
a) The kittens have gotten better at retrieving the toys from wherever they've all wound up.
b) The pocket dimension is too full of toys to hold more.
c) The kittens themselves are now too big to get at the disappearance point easily or at all.
d) MORTAL MINDS NEED NEVER KNOW.
We're 99% sure there's a sizable cache of small toys someplace in the house, but we've long since (mostly) run out of ideas as to where. I think the only concrete theory that's been tossed around and not yet explored is seolh's suggestion that the kittens might be losing them behind the tall bookcases in the living room, which would be a huge pain to move and look behind. That said, they'd have to drop the toys from above, I think, and I feel like toys began vanishing before they were big enough to be up there much (and they only carry the crinklepuffs in their mouths, usually). Mystery!
Tonight I was saying to scruloose and Kas that the kittens don't look all that big anymore. They're not small, but until they were a year or so old they were distinctly on the large side for kittens. Now that they're about a year and a half old and haven't been growing much for months*, they register as perfectly normal-sized cats (although they're still clearly kittens in a lot of ways).
The cats I had growing up were all in the medium-large range, I think--IIRC, of the two I really remember, Jenny was about 15 lbs, and while Macavity was usually on the skinny side (no idea what his actual weight was), his frame was medium or higher. So my mental benchmarks aren't really configured for cats who stay on the small side into adulthood, and thus Claud and Jinksy!bear seem quite normal to me.
*It's been several weeks since we weighed them, I think, but Jinksy's probably around 11 lbs and Claudia's probably a bit under 10.5 lbs?
In the meantime, anyone not working a 9-5 would be SUPER welcome this week if they wanted come hang out at my place for a few hours-- just having another human around is, I find, really surprisingly useful as a way to get me to get things done. You don't have to help with the shit-organizing or anything, it is literally just that I am total balls at self-motivating and get more done in the presence of others.
Prompt: Hermione Granger goes into a bar and meets... Ma-Ma (Dredd)!
Fandoms: Harry Potter, Dredd (2014)
Word Count: 898
Rating/Contents: PG-13, some language, references to previous violence
Disclaimer: All recognizable characters and situations o not belong to me.
Notes: based on movie and prologue comic canon; takes place just after the events of the comic