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Got bitten by the creative bug last weekend (I blame those merry pranksters in Baltimore) and have been experimenting with some new earrings. I have a slew of new stuff I have GOT to put up in the Etsy store Real Soon Now.
I’m mentally calling the earrings shown above my Time Lady earrings. I’m also painting some 80’s style stamped metal earrings that I stripped of their chipped paint coats — we’ll see how well those turns out.
In other news, I sold my “science geeks in love” short story “The Art of Grant Management” to Evernight Publishing for the Executive Assistant: Manlove Edition anthology. I KNEW those years of managing NIH grants for a bunch of undersocialized researchers would eventually come in handy!

Got bitten by the creative bug last weekend (I blame those merry pranksters in Baltimore) and have been experimenting with some new earrings. I have a slew of new stuff I have GOT to put up in the Etsy store Real Soon Now.

I’m mentally calling the earrings shown above my Time Lady earrings. I’m also painting some 80’s style stamped metal earrings that I stripped of their chipped paint coats — we’ll see how well those turns out.

In other news, I sold my “science geeks in love” short story “The Art of Grant Management” to Evernight Publishing for the Executive Assistant: Manlove Edition anthology. I KNEW those years of managing NIH grants for a bunch of undersocialized researchers would eventually come in handy!

Mar 9

livia-carica:

Reblog if you’re currently writing a novel, even if it’s only in your head or scribbled in the back of a notebook somewhere.

Think about how many books don’t exist yet.

And I’m THISCLOSE to finishing. Maybe even tonight.

Something occurred to me whilst baking cookies, so let me just leave a brief vignette here for your consideration:

The pretty Irish brunette smiled sadly as she walked out of the hospital, thumbing her mobile and sending the necessary texts. It would take a bit for the cogs to start turning, but that was fine. She had all the time in the world.

She caught her reflection as she passed a mirror. Dark hair, darker eyes. Just like her twin. The ache hit her again, a burning void in her heart. He really shouldn’t have lied to me like that. We could have been such good friends.

That’s what he does, love, Jamie whispered to her. He lies.

Janine shook her head at her twin’s voice, the one that had haunted her for the last two years. Not as well as we do, brother mine.

fuck-benedict:

castielandmoriarty:

Martin Freeman doing the thing

favoURIET

He did it in NIGHTWATCHING, too. Sexiest fucking thing ever.

Jan 6

alec-scudder:

the only important parts of the new bbc sherlock episodes | 「6/?」

Frankly, I wouldn’t mind seeing these two in a buddy spin-off show of their own where they solve crimes and Molly keeps trying to fix Greg up with inappropriate women.

Coachella - Here I go again with my mixed veggie-colored bracelets. But I couldn’t resist mixing the mellow orange-brown gleam of polished river rock with playful green jade and fancy jasper. The bracelet has a very outdoorsy feel for it, perfect for your next trip to its namesake or if you just want to feel in tune with it all.

Bracelet is made from 6mm river rock beads, 4mm green jade beads, 3mm fancy jasper beads, 11/0 Toho moss green and brick beads, and a copper toggle clasp. Bracelet will fit a 7” diameter wrist.

NEED A SPECIFIC SIZE? NO PROBLEM! Add your wrist measurement in the Notes section of your order, and I will custom bead the bracelet to fit your wrist.

Currently available at my Etsy store.

Belle de la Nuit - Belle is a case of having the separate parts for a long time and never putting them together until now. The mellow grey, black and white gleam of snowflake obsidian are interspersed with antique silver daisy spacers, and segues beautifully into the Victorian gunmetal curlique spacers. Classy, one of a kind, and guaranteed to make someone very happy this holiday season.

Necklace is 19” long, and is made from silver metal beading wire, 8mm round and 8x12mm oval snowflake obsidian beads, silver daisy spacers, Victorian gunmetal spacers, and a silver metal oblong lobster clasp.

Currently available at my Etsy store.

Bekhet - Lapis lazuli is one of my all-time favorite stones, and these earrings are a beautiful combination of round lapis beads spattered with gold-colored inclusions and slender gold spacer bears strung on concentric hoop earrings. Great for women who are fond of Egyptian style jewelry, or just something that looks spectacular out on the dance floor.

Earrings are 1.25”, not including findings, and include 4 and 6mm lapis lazuli beads, gold rondelle spacer beads, gold metal hoops, and gold French ear wires.

Currently available at my Etsy store.

ilikefancysocks:

baby-in-a-trenchcoat-221b:

imanerd-whatofit:

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God damn it Misha

I’m just surprised he wasn’t covered with kale.

atlinmerrick:

My Name Is Not Atlin Merrick
A whole host of actors I adore have taken their clothes off for a role. They’ve kissed men, women, both, neither. They’ve said and done sexual things before the camera. And I know these actor’s names. They’re not ashamed of what they’ve done, because it’s what they want to do, it’s what they love.
I love writing. I do it for a living. I also love writing fan fiction. I don’t do that for a living, I do it for joy. I love writing profoundly sexual fan fiction and I’m not ashamed of it, I’m cock-crowing proud of what I do and how much I love doing it.
I started writing in the Sherlock fandom under a pseudonym because I was told I risked being sued if I didn’t. The thing is I’d already published under my own name a dozen pornographic stories in gay men’s magazines and anthologies. (See above, re: Proud.)
I’m tired of people shaming us for what we write and I’m tired of us acting as if we have to hide. I know some of us do—just as some actors and others feel they must hide being gay.
But those of us that don’t have to do that? I think it’d be awfully nice if we just came the fuck out, if we’d stand tall and represent for everyone else because we can.
I write as Atlin Merrick. I love being Atlin. I love it. But my name’s not Atlin, it’s not even close.
My name is Wendy Christine Fries and I write damn good Sherlock porn and if I ever, ever, and I mean ever meet Mark Gatiss—also a writer of porn—I’m going to hand him Suck and I’m going to park my chin in my palms and stare at him until he’s done reading and then I’m going to excitedly ask, “So? So? What’dya think, hu? What did you think?”
My name is Atlin Merrick. My name is Wendy Christine Fries. And I am so damned proud to be part of this fandom.

Love this woman so hard. And damn, she’s a fine writer (and I say that both as Melanie Fletcher and Alice Day, fanfic writer).

atlinmerrick:

My Name Is Not Atlin Merrick

A whole host of actors I adore have taken their clothes off for a role. They’ve kissed men, women, both, neither. They’ve said and done sexual things before the camera. And I know these actor’s names. They’re not ashamed of what they’ve done, because it’s what they want to do, it’s what they love.

I love writing. I do it for a living. I also love writing fan fiction. I don’t do that for a living, I do it for joy. I love writing profoundly sexual fan fiction and I’m not ashamed of it, I’m cock-crowing proud of what I do and how much I love doing it.

I started writing in the Sherlock fandom under a pseudonym because I was told I risked being sued if I didn’t. The thing is I’d already published under my own name a dozen pornographic stories in gay men’s magazines and anthologies. (See above, re: Proud.)

I’m tired of people shaming us for what we write and I’m tired of us acting as if we have to hide. I know some of us do—just as some actors and others feel they must hide being gay.

But those of us that don’t have to do that? I think it’d be awfully nice if we just came the fuck out, if we’d stand tall and represent for everyone else because we can.

I write as Atlin Merrick. I love being Atlin. I love it. But my name’s not Atlin, it’s not even close.

My name is Wendy Christine Fries and I write damn good Sherlock porn and if I ever, ever, and I mean ever meet Mark Gatiss—also a writer of porn—I’m going to hand him Suck and I’m going to park my chin in my palms and stare at him until he’s done reading and then I’m going to excitedly ask, “So? So? What’dya think, hu? What did you think?”

My name is Atlin Merrick. My name is Wendy Christine Fries. And I am so damned proud to be part of this fandom.

Love this woman so hard. And damn, she’s a fine writer (and I say that both as Melanie Fletcher and Alice Day, fanfic writer).