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bookwrm89
12 March 2016 @ 04:57 am
This last year has been very tough on my husband and I. We are currently facing eviction, with nowhere to go. If you can help with a donation, or even just by sharing the campaign, it would be greatly appreciated. Click on picture to go to campaign. Thank you! 20151229_124145.jpg
 
 
bookwrm89
01 August 2014 @ 11:58 am
After years of dreaming about owning my own business, I finally decided to stop dreaming and just do it. So I opened a wedding decorations business on Etsy and called it Truly Yours by G. In order to grow my business, I need funding. I've tried the traditional routes - small business lending, investors, etc - and have had no luck. Either I'm denied for a loan because my business isn't big enough, or the investor turns out to be a scam artist (thankfully I was smart enough not to give the guy any money - AND turned him in to the FBI). I'd heard about crowd funding and thought I'd give it a try. Below is a link to my page on GoFundMe.com. I'm not asking for a huge amount of money from anyone, but a dollar or two here and there, well, every little bit helps.

Thank you in advance for your help, it's truly appreciated. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment and I'll answer to the best of my ability!

 
 
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bookwrm89
17 May 2014 @ 12:52 pm
Hi there!  I've been super busy the last few months and, even though I've been writing, it hasn't been fanfic.  I've actually been working on original stories, including a book.
If you'd like to see what I've been writing, I'll be posting it to my website: bookwrm-speaks.weebly.com.

I've also started my own business called Truly Yours by G.  I make wedding decorations (centerpieces, aisle decorations, ring-bearer pillows, flower girl baskets, etc).  I have a shop on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/TrulyYoursByG and a website http://www.trulyyoursbyg.com.  Right now I am only shipping within the United States but hope to start shipping internationally soon.  So if you're planning a wedding or know someone who is, stop by the shop and look around.  I also do custom requests if you haven't been able to find exactly what you want.

I'm still reading fanfic and who knows when those rabid little plot bunnies will attack and chain me to my laptop until the latest adventures of Jack & Ianto or Merlin & Arthur or the Winchesters gets written.  (Yes, I hopelessly addicted myself to Supernatural.  I'm a Sam girl. No, I don't like the pairing of Dean/Cas or Wincest.  Fanfic would either be a gen episode-like story or RPF with Jared/Jensen but not as the actors on SPN, completely AU type of stuff.)

Anyway, I'll keep you all updated, hopefully more often than once a year LOL

**Hugs**

PS - I'll be spending the first weekend in June at the Phoenix Comic Con where I'll finally be meeting our Mr. Barrowman!!
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bookwrm89
09 December 2013 @ 09:17 am
Rather than go to various comms and post requests, I thought I'd try you all first.  I am looking for some fluffy holiday fic recs.  Just light, happy fic that will restore my holiday spirit. I don't care about length, in fact the longer the better (longer fics some angst is okay but not a total angst-fest, please). Following are my fandoms and preferred pairings:

Torchwood - Jack/Ianto only (nothing post Exit Wounds unless it fixes/ignores COE & Miracle Day, please)
Doctor Who - no pairings unless they are canon (ie Doctor(11)/River, Amy/Rory).  I'd prefer no Rose/Doctor fic unless they aren't a couple.
Merlin - Arthur/Merlin only, doesn't matter on other pairings or if it's canon era or modern AU
Hawaii Five-O - Danny/Steve
Criminal Minds - Aaron Hotchner/Derek Morgan or Hotch/Reid or Reid/Rossi (just nothing that references this season as I'm woefully behind)
Supernatural - Gen only (absolutely NO Dean/Cas or Dean/Sam AT ALL), the only pairing I will read is RPF Jared/Jensen and then it has to be fictional, not based on them as actors in the show.
Marvel Avengers/Agents of SHIELD - Stark/Banner, Coulson/Hawkeye
Sherlock - John/Sherlock, of course


Thank you in advance!
 
 
bookwrm89
10 November 2013 @ 04:41 pm
So, I realized today that it's been about five months since I posted anything here on LJ *headdesk*

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My State of Mind: cheerfulcheerful
What's on endless repeat in my head: NFL on CBS
 
 
 
bookwrm89
15 June 2013 @ 06:11 pm
Hello my lovelies!

For the last few months I've been pretty quiet here on LJ but that's about to change.

I survived my daughter's wedding last month and she and my new son-in-law are settling happily into married life.  The wedding was gorgeous,  the groom was handsome and the bride was radiant.  The wonderful teachwriteslash came out for a couple of weeks and was the (self-titled) 'wedding lackey', making the day easier for me and even getting in between my hubby and my ex to break up a potential altercation during the rehearsal!  (everything calmed down, no punches were thrown, no one went to jail and minimal amounts of tears were shed....mainly by my ex, the jackass.)

Here is one of my favorite pictures of my lovely daughter in her dress
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In the fandom world, I already miss my Merlin boys and can't wait to see what they all do next; Matt Smith's imminent departure as the Doctor has me very sad (My top picks for his replacement would be Gareth David-Lloyd, Peter Wingfield or Rupert Young (Sir Leon from Merlin); I've seen potential dates of September for Sherlock to be back with it's third series, which I can't wait to see; and, I finally caved and started watching Supernatural (I now own all of the season 1-7 DVD's, have a massive crush on Sam Winchester (yes, I said Sam!) and have hooked my daughter, son-in-law, husband and teachwriteslash on the show!)

On the fanfic front, it seems my muses have FINALLY come back from wherever they disappeared to and I've actually been writing again!!  I have three, possibly four, stories in the works - one for reel_torchwood, one for the longliveianto Big Bang and a Torchwood choose-your-own-adventure type story that I'm writing in conjunction with faithharkness milady_dragon moonfirefic thrace_adams and teachwriteslash.  The possible fourth story is a Merlin fic based on a movie but I missed the deadline for signing up for the current round of reel_merlin so, unless I get permission to sign-up late, I may save that one for a bit.

I have still been reading a lot of fanfic, branching out from just Torchwood and Merlin and dipping my toes into Sherlock (John/Sherlock, of course), the Avengers (preferably Stark/Banner or Coulson/anyone) and Supernatural (Jensen/Jared RPF only - and not based on them, as the actors of SPN, preferably them in completely fictional settings/situations LOL).  So, if you have any recs along these lines, or suggestions for good comms for these fandoms/pairings, please let me know!

Also, I was listening to an oldies (sort of) radio station on my way home from work this afternoon and would now dearly love to see an Arthur/Merlin video to the song You Can Do Magic by America....if anyone knows of such a video (or feels inspired to make one lol) please give me a link!
 
 
 
bookwrm89
In case anyone was wondering, yes, I'm still alive LOL I should've known better than to start one of these daily memes when the time until my daughter's wedding keeps getting shorter and shorter. Oh well...on to the meme!

My favorite episode of M.A.S.H. Seriously?? I can only choose one???? There are sooo many fantastic episodes that it's pretty impossible to choose which one is my favorite. I'm going to go with the final episode, Goodbye, Farewell and Amen. This one episode had a little bit of everything that made the show my favorite - there was comedy and laughter, love and friendship, and a whole lot of sheer, gut-wrenching emotion. I can't watch this episode without sobbing like a baby one minute and laughing hysterically the next.

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bookwrm89
20 February 2013 @ 04:02 pm
Okay, so I've missed a couple of days so I'm just picking up from here...on to day 5! I'm going to go with a reality show for this one - Bridezillas. Usually I enjoy all the wedding shows but this one...UGH! The bride's seem to think that just because they are on this show, that it is perfectly okay to be a complete bitch to everyone around them. Not. Cool. The few times I've watched the show, I've found myself rooting for the grooms to dump those 'bridezillas' on their asses.

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bookwrm89
Okay, in the travelling and excitement of Gallifrey, I missed yesterday's post so you get two answers today!

Day 3 My favorite new show (aired this season) has got to be Revolution. The basic premise is fantastic - after a global blackout where the electricity never comes back on, what is society like 15 years later? Action, adventure, mystery...it has it all and I just love it.

Day 4 My favorite show ever. This is a tough one to answer but I think I'm going to go with MASH. It was funny, heartbreaking, and all around wonderful. I watched it religiously when I was growing up. I cried (still do) when Col. Blake died, danced for joy when Frank Burns left (one of the most annoying characters ever IMO), said good-bye to Trapper, welcomed BJ Honeycutt, wanted to hug the stuffing out of Radar, laughed at Maj. Winchester, loved Col. Potter and did almost all of the above with Benjamin Franklin Pierce. I can still watch the re-runs over and over and enjoy them just as much, if not more, than when I first saw them.

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