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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
11:23 pm - Wonder Woman Scans
Interestingly, there are more threads popping up over on the DC Message Boards—Wonder Woman about her first love, Steve Trevor. In addition to the Another Blunt Discussion; All Opinions Welcomed that I spoke of in a previous post, there are several others that are easily discernible by title.

In Another Blunt Discussion; All Opinions Welcomed there is an entry with links to several scans: WW #300: Reunion, Wedding, and Honeymoon; Golden Age Goodness, and some from the TV series (one especially amusing), in addition to several others (you have to scroll down a little).

Most of those who dislike the character base it on the Silver Age (neither Steve nor Diana's finest hour) but some don't like him in any era, and that's fine. There are those who dislike Lois! :) Others enjoy the other eras and I was surprised at how many people were supporters. For years I figured it was me and maybe two other people who loved that pairing. LOL! They are like Clark/Bruce or Bruce/Dick for me: chemistry and forever. :)

Enjoy! :)

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Monday, March 17th, 2008
11:51 pm - Update To The St. Patrick's Day Challenge (3/17/08)
'Tis nearly done, this St. Pat's! I got in under the wire with another entry for the 2008 DCU Fic/Art St. Patrick’s Day Challenge :)

But don't be frettin', my friends! If ye have a story or art to regale us with, don't hesitate to go to the Main Page and post even as the calendar slides to the 18th. You'll be added to the Master List, to be sure!</a>

Hope you had a good St. Patrick's Day! :)


Title: The Jig's Up! (2 Chapters) Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ;)
Author: [info]bradygirl_12
Pairings/Characters: Steve/Diana, Hal Jordan (hint of Steve/Diana/Hal), Clark/Bruce, Dick/Roy, Ollie/Dinah, J'onn J'onzz (see Author’s Notes)
Genres: Holiday, Fluff
Rating (this chapter): PG-13
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
General Summary: Irish eyes are smiling. ;)
Chapter Summary: Diana and Hal escort Steve to the JLA Watchtower in answer to a summons.
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Date Of Link Posting: March 17, 2008
Word Count: 1896 +
Author’s Notes: This is a multiple pairings/character story, with many more appearing in the second chapter. Includes the JLA and the Teen Titans.
This was written for my 2008 DCU Fic/Art St. Patrick’s Day Challenge. Many of the prompts were used in this story.
There may ultimately be there three chapters instead of two, but I’m not certain yet. I’ll change the number if it turns out to be three. I’d usually wait to post this, but since it’s St. Patrick’s Day and the first chapter was finished, I figured, why not? :)
All chapters can be found here.

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9:35 pm - Fic: The Jig's Up! (1/2)
Title: The Jig's Up! (1/2) Happy St. Patrick's Day! ;)
Author: BradyGirl
Pairings/Characters (this chapter): Steve/Diana, Hal Jordan (hint of Steve/Diana/Hal), Clark/Bruce (see Author’s Notes)
Genres: Holiday, Fluff
Rating (this chapter): PG-13
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
General Summary: Irish eyes are smiling. ;)
Chapter Summary: Diana and Hal escort Steve to the JLA Watchtower in answer to a summons.
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Date Of Completion: March 15, 2008
Date Of Posting: March 17, 2008
Word Count: 1896
Author’s Notes: This is a multiple pairings/character story, with many more appearing in the second chapter. Includes the JLA and the Teen Titans.
This was written for my 2008 DCU Fic/Art St. Patrick’s Day Challenge. Many of the prompts were used in this story.
There may ultimately be there three chapters instead of two, but I’m not certain yet. I’ll change the number if it turns out to be three. I’d usually wait to post this, but since it’s St. Patrick’s Day and the first chapter was finished, I figured, why not? :)
All chapters can be found here. 


 

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8:58 pm - Vintage Ads, Marilyn,
I've been perusing some comms while I set up my new journal and found (via a friend's journal), [info]vintage_ads. Fun to comment on, and a great window into culture of the past. Ads in our industrialized societies tell a lot about those societies, and this looks like an interesting place to get some insights and have fun. :)

I've been perusing websites, too, of my favorite old '50s movies. I love Them!, a 1954 SF classic, and was surprised by the touch of feminism in a very Cold War film (the female scientist (Joan Weldon) is given much respect by her father, always called 'Doctor' in official meetings, and she's the one who goes with the two male leads (James Whitmore and James Arness) into a dangerous situation because of her knowledge). The film has such eerie music and a plot that's not that crazy considering it's one of the first 'giant (take-your-pick) from atomic radiation' movies. ;)

I've been reading up on Niagara, too, a 1953 film starring Marilyn Monroe that is a perfect time capsule as to social attitudes, clothing, cars, etc. The Korean War is mentioned several times, and the film noir mood is excellent. The area surrounding the Falls on both the American and Canadian sides have changed a lot since 1953, but it's amazing how much of it is still the same. I'll have to watch that again this weekend. ;)

You understand comics' Silver Age so much better when you study these films, noting the sexism and Cold War paranoia, just to name a few themes. This is the era of Lois trying to trap Superman into marrying her, and the Diana/Steve dynamic made far more conventional after a progressive Golden Age.

Though interestingly enough, the early '50s of McCarthyism, the Korean War, and the Russians successfully testing their first H-bomb is when Lois is still her tough '40s-style self and Wonder Woman hasn't been as sharply revamped. The transformations come later in the decade.

It also helps in understanding a lot of the 'feel' of The New Frontier.

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2:03 am - Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! 'Tis a day for the green and the blarney! ;) Put on your shamrocks and green beads, and quaff the emerald beers, and wear your buttons that say, KISS ME, I'M IRISH!

*dances an Irish jig* ;)

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12:00 am - Journal Back-Up Problem
Eep! A strange problem here: I was backing up my journal tonight with lj-sec but now when I log in, there are no entries displayed, and I know when I did the transfer it only sent a few months' worth over to IJ. I had six months to back up. When I tried resychronizing the journal, it took too long and timed me out (I'm on dial-up). Have I wiped out the journal entries in lj-sec and now have to delete the program and do another download, or is there some way to get the entries to show in the lj-sec window again? Or is the amount of entries that lj-sec is downloading just so large I should keep trying again? Grrr!!!

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Sunday, March 16th, 2008
9:06 pm - Fic: Castle In The Clouds II: Town Criers (4/4)
Title: Castle In The Clouds II: Town Criers (4/4)
Author: BradyGirl
Pairings/Characters (this chapter): Bruce/Dick
Genre: Drama
Rating (this chapter): NC-17
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
General Summary: After the Winter Ball, the media storm hits.
Chapter Summary: The Wayne Boy Toy is hiding in the Wayne bedroom.  ;)
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Date Of Completion: March 13, 2008
Date Of Posting: March 16, 2008
Word Count: 1657
Author’s Note: Dick is over 18 in this story.
The entire series can be found here. 


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12:06 am - Wondy
I've been enjoying the discussion on the DC Message Boards about Wonder Woman and romance: some love Nemesis, some don't, and some actually are Steve Trevor fans, too! ;) The current Wonder Woman writer, Gail Simone, asked people's opinions on Wondy and romance, and she got plenty! ;)

No real update on All-Star Wonder Woman, just that writer/artist Adam Hughes is slow. Like that's news! ;)

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Saturday, March 15th, 2008
8:58 pm - Pull A Rabbit Out Of A Hat?
Legion of Super Heroes (March 15, 2008) 

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6:39 pm - Fic: Castle In The Clouds II: Town Criers (3/4)
Title: Castle In The Clouds II: Town Criers (3/4)
Author: BradyGirl 
Pairings/Characters (this chapter): Bruce/Dick, Clark Kent, Ollie/Dinah, Diana Prince, Hal Jordan
Genre: Drama
Rating (this chapter): PG-13
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
General Summary: After the Winter Ball, the media storm hits.
Chapter Summary: A happy Bat is good for the JLA.
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Date Of Completion: March 10, 2008
Date Of Posting: March 15, 2008
Word Count: 1029
Author’s Note: Dick is over 18 in this story.
The entire series can be found here. 


 

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1:34 am - Looking For Recs
I'd like to get comm recs for the following subjects. I'll be searching Interests but sometimes it's hard to separate the chaff from the wheat:

Ancient:

Egypt
Greece
Rome

Alexander the Great

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1:23 am - New Journal?
Hmm, I've been thinking about setting up a second journal (figures, after LJ booted Basic accounts, but at least I'll choose the free one to start). I was perusing some comms that I thought I might like to join, then paranoia struck! I think it might be wiser to keep my comics/fanfic life separate from non-fannish comms like [info]rosepetalsalad, and want to gather together some other interests of mine as I search the vastness of LJ while it lasts.

Do many of you keep more than one journal?

Wow! I'll actually have a double life like superheroes! ;)

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Friday, March 14th, 2008
10:02 pm - Update To The St. Patrick's Day Challenge (3/14/08)
Another entry for the 2008 DCU Fic/Art St. Patrick's Day Challenge.

The complete Master List is here.

Title: Blessing
Author: [info]stalinglim
ToonVerse Titans, but No Starfire, sorry…..
Rated G
Characters (in order of appearance); Terra, Cyborg, Robin, Raven, Beast Boy
For [info]bradygirl_12’s St. Patricks day challenge.

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8:37 pm - Fic: Castle In The Clouds II: Town Criers (2/4)
Title: Castle In The Clouds II: Town Criers (2/4) 
Author: BradyGirl
Pairings/Characters (this chapter): Bruce/Dick, Wally West, Roy Harper, various other Teen Titans
Genre: Drama
Rating (this chapter): PG-13
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
General Summary: After the Winter Ball, the media storm hits.
Chapter Summary: Wally is worried about Dick’s newly-revealed relationship.
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Date Of Completion: March 8, 2008
Date Of Posting: March 14, 2008
Word Count: 1041
Author’s Note: Dick is over 18 in this story.
The entire series can be found here. 


 

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4:52 pm - Polls, Snow, And Fic
Wow! It's been fun hosting my first poll. Thanks to all who voted and commented, and it's still open as it's only been up a few days, and I didn't think to look if there's a way to set an expiration date, anyway. LOL! I'll probably post a new poll soon because there is a question I'm very curious about, but polls will be special treats and not daily occurrences, so rest easy! ;)

I did find out some things as to what genres people enjoy in my writing, and the comments were fun and informative, too. You can learn a lot of things from even something as simple as a fun poll. :)

I've started my St. Patrick's Day fic and hopefully it'll be finished in time, but if it isn't, my deadlines are flexible! ;) It's going to be a multi-character deal (I really enjoy writing those) and should be a lot of fun.

I'll probably post the second chapter of the Bruce/Dick fic, Castle In The Clouds II: Town Criers, sometime tonight or tomorrow. Heck, it could be in the next hour for all I know! ;)

Snow is predicted here but not a big deal. I guess I'd better batten down the hatches, because whenever the weather types predict no big deal, it's a blizzard! :) I never put my shovel away until May. Mid-May, actually, as we've had storms early in the month. No, I do not live at the North Pole or in the Fortress. ;)

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Thursday, March 13th, 2008
9:34 pm - Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor On The Bedpost Overnight?
Smallville "Hero" (Episode 13) (Season 7) (March 13, 2008)

 

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6:10 pm - Fic: Castle In The Clouds II: Town Criers (1/4)
Title: Castle In The Clouds II: Town Criers (1/4) 
Author: BradyGirl
Pairings/Characters (this chapter): Bruce/Dick, Wally West
Genre: Drama
Rating (this chapter): PG-13
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
General Summary: After the Winter Ball, the media storm hits.
Chapter Summary: Frenzy on TV, radio, and in the papers.
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, DC does, more’s the pity.
Date Of Completion: March 4, 2008
Date Of Posting: March 13, 2008
Word Count: 561
Author’s Note: Dick is over 18 in this story. 
The entire series can be found here. 


 

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5:36 pm - Update To The Bondage Challenge (3/13/08)
Another entry in the 2008 DCU Fic/Art Bondage Challenge!

The complete Master List is here.


Title: Trust in Need
Author: [info]merfilly
Characters: OTPoW (Slade/Dinah)
Rating: Mature (Sexual situation and act)
Word Count: 922
Continuity: AU, pre-Graduation Day
Disclaimer: DC Comics Owns
Notes: Written for Prompt 7: Binding (PWP), also fits [info]bradygirl_12's Bondage Challenge

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Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
11:19 pm - Update To The St. Patrick's Day Challenge (3/12/08)
Whee! More St. Paddy's Day fun! ;)

The complete Master List is here.

Title: Tabhair póg dom, is Éireannach mé (Kiss me, I'm Irish)
Author: [info]aranel_took
Challenge: [info]bradygirl_12's 2008 DCU Fic/Art St. Patrick's Day Challenge
Pairing: Hal/Kyle
Rating: PG-13 (naughty language)
Words: 935
Summary: St. Patrick's Day on Oa. Kyle introduces Hal to the Irish tongue.

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11:07 pm - Update To The Bondage Challenge (3/12/08)
The latest entry in the 2008 DCU Fic/Art Bondage Challenge! :)

The complete Master List is here.

Title: Superman for Sale
Author: [info]dm_wyatt
Pairing: Clark/Other (implied), Clark/Lex
Challenge Categories: C (Captives), D (Slave-By-Consent), and a touch of E (Slavefic)
Rating: Mostly R, but going into NC-17
Warnings: Physical and Emotional TC (hurt/comfort), graphic descriptions of adult male/male sexual content, BD/SM
Spoilers: None
Continuity/'Verse: Smallville, but future-fic AU, post Rift
Short Summary: Clark goes missing and Lex wants to figure out why. He ends up buying Clark when his kidnapper puts him up for "sale."

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