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Simone Jester
06 April 2014 @ 09:34 pm
Data and Geordi from Star Trek Next Gen playing Sherlock Holmes and John Watson--as in Beeblock. Someone played by Brent Spiner playing someone played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and someone played by LeVar Burton playing someone played by Martin Freeman. 'Twould be awesome. Bonus points for Troi as Irene Adler and Barclay sneaking a peek. :P

ETA: It's not fic but it's AWESOME:


Elementary Dear Data by brody-bot on deviantART

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Simone Jester
11 March 2014 @ 07:44 pm
I got a Fitbit Flex less than a week ago (mine's blue though) and today's my second day getting all my 10,000 steps in a day. Go me! Though this time I didn't get to 10,000 at work (lots of walking at Dillard's). I was at about 9,200. So once I synched my phone with my computer (my phone's OS doesn't have the update that will let the Flex update it directly) I saw I only had 800 steps to go so I decided to go for a walk. I asked Chris if he wanted to go and he didn't. JL told him to go and he did. We had a pretty good walk.

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You know who I really feel sorry for in that mess? Back in September? The poor shmucks who were operating the one toll lane that was open. Imagining all the angry drivers verbally shooting the messenger in that situation!

(These are the kinds of things you consider when you have a service sector job [or jobs].)

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Simone Jester
When someone makes fun of your religion, or religion in general, are you personally offended?

Why or why not?

How much of a difference does it make if the snarker is a close friend or relative?

Why or why not?

(This wasn't brought about by an argument. I've just been realizing how much atheist snark I've been posting on Facebook and realizing that most of my friends there are believers.)

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Simone Jester
21 October 2013 @ 05:36 pm
We left on Tuesday the 8th and got Chris's parents' house on Thursday the 10th. We spent the night with them and spent two days with my mom and stepdad, and then Sunday the 13th we went on to Sarasota, and we're still here. We've been filling out job applications and looking at apartments, and so far no luck with either one. All three interviews I had lined up before we left New York, were commission-only sales and fuck that. And one wanted me to go door to door! Myself! Um, just no. Fuck that. I'd rather do cold calling. The worst a person can do over the phone is yell at you and hang up. I just want something worthy of my skills and experience that pays a living wage and has me in the same building all day! Is that really too much to ask?

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Simone Jester
01 October 2013 @ 12:27 pm
And the parking lot was a bitch to get out of. I didn't learn until I was already shopping that the PX and Commissary are closed as of tomorrow due to the government shutdown. I just went to the Commissary for a few thing because Chris and I are heading back to Florida a week from today, and the line was all the way around the store! By the time someone told me that the express line was much shorter (it was), it had looped back around to where the front end registers were.

Now I'm worried about what else is going to be shut down. I just had a small snack (I was feeling a bit anemic) and now I'm off to Housing to make sure the movers will still be packing up our stuff on Thursday and Friday. And then Chris and I are both off to Clark Hall to make sure he'll be able to clear. We will be so, so, so SOL if some key person to his clearing has been furloughed.

And Chris's bonus, and VA benefits, and *headdesk*

Friends, please cross your fingers and hope we're not too screwed.

Update: Just got back from Clark Hall. Business as usual there, no worries about not being able to clear. Small blessings are still blessings.

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Simone Jester
19 September 2013 @ 02:14 am
These are all Supernatural (ETA: and Sherlock) fics, most slash and some with some pretty dire trigger warnings. I'm posting them here so it'll be easy to check up on them. Hmm, I should probably make a list like this for webcomics.

ETA: Many of these fics have some heavy trigger warnings. Please check those out first before diving into a fic!

Supernatural

The Soul Piece
http://archiveofourown.org/works/272302
waiting for chapter 38

A Monster by Any Other Name: Part Two
http://archiveofourown.org/works/205344/chapters/1015314
waiting for chapter 22

Star Catcher
http://murkyfragments.livejournal.com/16434.html
waiting for chapter 8 9 10 11 of 16 (This verse just gets adorabler and adorabler!)

World's Forgotten Boys
http://sonofabiscuit77.livejournal.com/31658.html
waiting for chapter 27

The Innocent
http://www.audiofic.jinjurly.com/the-innocent-work-in-progress
Waiting for chapter 16

We Found Love (In A Hopeless Place)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/415182/chapters/902584
Waiting for chapter 10 of 14 of part 1

Faithless You, Selfish Me
http://archiveofourown.org/works/224119/chapters/338994
Waiting for chapter 9

Don't Think We're In Kansas
http://archiveofourown.org/works/517368/chapters/954986
Waiting for chapter 12

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Sherlock

Torquay Arms
http://archiveofourown.org/works/386323/chapters/1859176
Waiting for Chapter 24

Fire and Ice series
http://archiveofourown.org/works/759863
Waiting for Part 8

Mystrade: A Study in Tea
http://archiveofourown.org/works/465086/chapters/1075128
Waiting for chapter 19 of 20

because I love you)last night
http://archiveofourown.org/works/430652/chapters/932399
Waiting for chapter 15

The Last Place You'd Look
http://archiveofourown.org/works/533840/chapters/1229233 (or http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/8300.html?thread=105426028#t105426028)
Waiting for chapter 25 (or 33)

Give Me A Label (I'll Make Confetti)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/487063/chapters/1576502
Waiting for Chapter 81

This Time (You'll Stay Right Beside Me
http://archiveofourown.org/works/668602
Waiting for chapter 3

Needed
http://m.fanfiction.net/s/7649861/23/
Waiting for chapter 24

Moving in a Still Frame
http://archiveofourown.org/works/655063/chapters/1205535
Waiting for chapter 8

Misdiagnosis
http://archiveofourown.org/works/648434/chapters/1307490
Waiting for chapter 7

Lone Wolf Series
http://archiveofourown.org/series/32712
Waiting for part 2

Be Prepared
http://archiveofourown.org/works/612711/chapters/11043
Waiting for chapter 3

Newlywed Blues
http://archiveofourown.org/works/357766/chapters/1404274
Waiting for chapter 20

All the Best and Brightest Creatures
http://archiveofourown.org/works/582059/chapters/1294710
Waiting for chapter 9

Another Life to Live
http://archiveofourown.org/works/205994/chapters/989603
Waiting for chapter 34

A Finger Slip
http://archiveofourown.org/works/601000/chapters/1405315
Waiting for chapter 20

The Lives of the Profoundly Weird
http://archiveofourown.org/works/380716/chapters/622069
Waiting for chapter 7 (unlikely to be updated)

The School Boy
http://archiveofourown.org/works/877123/chapters/1708148
Waiting for chapter 3

Something Unusual, Something Strange
http://archiveofourown.org/works/417080
Waiting for chapter 6

Mystrade Forever
http://archiveofourown.org/series/17416
Waiting for part 6

Into Darkness
http://archiveofourown.org/works/838876/chapters/1681361
Waiting on chapter 31

I Am Not an Addict
http://archiveofourown.org/works/691232
Waiting for chapter 44 of 45

The Bare Edge
http://archiveofourown.org/works/831576
Waiting for chapter 13

Robbery vs. Burglary
http://archiveofourown.org/works/869280
Waiting on chapter 9

Danger Nights
http://archiveofourown.org/works/483415
Waiting for chapter 13

Starry Night
http://archiveofourown.org/works/800614/chapters/1551412
Waiting for chapter 4

Filthy/Gorgeous
http://archiveofourown.org/works/415868/chapters/1359150
Waiting for chapter 10

Finding a Way Forward
http://archiveofourown.org/works/722765/chapters/1487805
Waiting for chapter 3

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Webcomics

Scandinavia and the World
http://satwcomic.com/too-little-butter

A Softer World
http://www.asofterworld.com/

Wondermark
http://wondermark.com/archive/

xkcd
http://xkcd.com/1/

Toothpaste For Dinner
http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/index.php?date=061513

That Deaf Guy
http://www.thatdeafguy.com/?p=527

Diesel Sweeties
http://www.dieselsweeties.com/archive/1


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Simone Jester
12 September 2013 @ 02:31 pm
We're staying an extra month at Fort Drum and leaving on Oct. 8th so that we don't have to pay the huge fine Housing wanted us to pay for not giving them 30 days notice because Uncle Sam didn't give Chris the information and paperwork he needed to do so.

I called to reschedule an interview I had for the 15th of this month (and haven't heard back, not good!), but I have another two or three where I just have to call once I get to Florida and those are promising. I am SO looking forward to being gainfully employed again!

I'm also looking forward to organizing a new place. And I really want to organize it this time. I had plans for this place, but they involved having a basement and the garage couldn't substitute because when it snowed we had to put the car in there and it's not a big garage as it is. I'm not sure what I'll be able to do in an apartment and later in a house (we'll be getting all our household goods at once, and Chris'll be doing his kid on Christmas morning act, opening a box, taking stuff out, leaving it around, doing the same thing with the next box when I'd prefer to keep stuff in boxes until needed and then a year or so later sell/toss/give away what's still in the boxes after that time) but I'm once again browsing the DIY sites for storage and organization ideas. I *WILL* have neatness and organization!

Also, Chris and I are going out to dinner tonight. He actually asked if I wanted to go to Olive Garden, just the two of us.

I think this is our first "traditional date."

We've been married for six years. :P

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Simone Jester
29 July 2013 @ 06:09 am
I didn't realize this sort of thing was even a problem until I saw posts attacking the idea of the "fake geek girl" on Tumblr. I've been a nerd/geek/dork/dweeb/take your pick/all of the above ever since I can remember. I've been a reader since before I can remember, a Trekkie since Kindergarten and a hard-core Trekkie since sixth grade. But no one ever called me out as not being a real geek. Whether that's because I was reading whenever the teacher wasn't speaking and everyone could see that (one time in middle school I almost walked into a stop sign because I was reading on the way to school), or maybe I didn't register as "girl" to most of them because I was a short, fat, dumpy, big-boobs-were-the-only-thing-that-made-me-not-androgynous ugly geek first, or maybe because all that happened when I was in grade school--1989 to 2002--and being a geek wasn't the "cool" thing that it apparently is now.

That said, the myth of the "fake geek girl" is still out there, and it's still bullshit. And like these awesome folks, I've got nothing to prove.



After all, if I were into science fiction just to please my husband, I'd be a Star Wars fan. :P

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Individual Fics
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Electric Pink Hand Grenade. http://archiveofourown.org/works/442317?view_adult=true&view_full_work=true John/Sherlock. "If Sherlock's brain is a hard drive, then these attacks are an electro-magnetic pulse." Sherlock Holmes does not do anything by half, not even a migraine. It falls to John to witness one of the greatest minds he has ever known tear itself apart, and he must do his best to help Sherlock pick up the pieces.

Holmes-Breaking. http://archiveofourown.org/works/139320 Johnlock. John has finally had enough, and decides to find out if you can teach a theoretically-post-adolescent feline new tricks.

Wild Nights, Wild Nights. http://archiveofourown.org/works/764345/chapters/1431491 Johnlock. If Sherlock had never met John, would he still be on the side of the angels? On his return from Afghanistan, John takes a job working the night shift at a high secure psychiatric hospital, but when the infamous criminal mastermind Sherlock Holmes is admitted as a patient, John begins to suspect that all is not as it seems.

On Any Rainy Day. http://archiveofourown.org/works/779309 Cafe AU. Gen.

the argument from roses. http://archiveofourown.org/works/783635 Universal pleasures do not exist: some people don't like the smell of roses, some people don't like sex. Ace!Sherlock/John.

In Spite of All The Danger. http://archiveofourown.org/series/11841 Ace!Sherlock/John. 49k.

Working it Out. http://archiveofourown.org/works/242048 John/Sherlock. John discovers it's Sherlock's birthday whilst Sherlock makes a series of disturbing discoveries of his own, leading them to embark upon a relationship that was never going to be easy. 112k.

26 Pieces. http://archiveofourown.org/works/244826 John/Sherlock. Mycroft gives Sherlock the apparently simple task of solving a puzzle box containing a stolen microchip. It isn't simple. 28k.

Filthy/Gorgeous. http://archiveofourown.org/works/415868 John/Sherlock. Even if this was legal, even if there was nothing technically wrong with what he was doing he knew that if he were caught, or if he were seen by someone he knew, or if he were found out in any way the shame would never, ever die. What would his regiment say? What would his family say? What would anyone say if they discovered that John was currently in a cab on the way to pick up a male prostitute for the evening? 55k, WIP.

Beware the Jabberwock. http://archiveofourown.org/works/511541 John/Sherlock. When you chase criminals over rooftops, death is always a possibility. We woke up in 1889 instead. Which is not a place two men in a relationship want to be. 27k.

As We Are, As We Were. http://archiveofourown.org/works/743811 Mycroft and Sherlock gen. Post-Reichenbach. "We are not only our brother's keeper; in countless large and small ways, we are our brother's maker." - Bonaro Overstreet. A look at Sherlock and Mycroft's relationship through the years, what brought them to where they are, and how they will move forward.

Wanna U. M. Q. R. A.? http://archiveofourown.org/works/785005 John/Sherlock established relationship, last night at Baskerville.

A Bell Rings. http://archiveofourown.org/works/552971 John is Sherlock's guardian angel. Johnlock. 14k.

The Lonely Genius. http://archiveofourown.org/works/877087 Sherlock-centric gen. 5k.

Brother Mine. http://archiveofourown.org/works/846053 The aftermath of a brutal case causes both Sherlock and John to examine themselves. Until tragedy throws everything into a tailspin. John and Sherlock gen.



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Eva: http://archiveofourown.org/users/Eva/pseuds/Eva/works?fandom_id=133185

sheffiesharpe: http://archiveofourown.org/users/sheffiesharpe/pseuds/sheffiesharpe/works?fandom_id=133185

kim47: http://archiveofourown.org/users/kim47/works?fandom_id=133185

Mei: http://archiveofourown.org/users/Mei_Hitokiri/pseuds/Mei/works

Elfbert: http://archiveofourown.org/users/Elfbert/pseuds/Elfbert/works?fandom_id=133185

IBegToDreamAndDiffer: http://archiveofourown.org/users/IBegToDreamAndDiffer/pseuds/IBegToDreamAndDiffer/works?fandom_id=133185&page=2

MirabileLectu: http://archiveofourown.org/users/MirabileLectu/pseuds/MirabileLectu/works?fandom_id=133185

MelodramaticMrTails: http://archiveofourown.org/users/MelodramaticMrTails/pseuds/MelodramaticMrTails/works?fandom_id=133185

astudyinfic: http://archiveofourown.org/users/astudyinfic/pseuds/astudyinfic/works?fandom_id=133185

beautifullyheeled: http://archiveofourown.org/users/beautifullyheeled/pseuds/beautifullyheeled/works?fandom_id=133185


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LiveJournal
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Mystrade Fanworks Fest: http://mystradefanfest.livejournal.com/



Rec Posts
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Sherstrade fic recs #6: Enter John. http://archea2.tumblr.com/post/47269417145/sherstrade-recs-6-enter-john-threesome




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John Watson's CV: http://archiveofourown.org/works/503732

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Simone Jester
08 July 2013 @ 01:00 am
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Re-reading Stranger in a Strange Land twelve years or so after the first time I read it also made me realize how much I've learned since then. I certainly notice the sexism a lot more now than I did then (though I did see it then, I was born in the age of power suits after all). And the heterosexism that I didn't notice last time either. (And a bit of victim-blaming. Possibly trigger warning worthy, but I don't have any trauma triggers so I couldn't say for sure. Also an instance of the n-word.) The first time around I had only vague notions of queerness and was only starting to get used to the idea that I myself am queer. It was certainly a ground-breaking work in the sixties (and it's a big deal even now--there's a reason Billy Joel put it in "We Didn't Start The Fire," it really is thought-provoking), but boy oh boy can you tell that the author was a straight white cis-man born in 1907.

Good thing I've also learned how to be a fan of problematic things since the first read too. Especially since I still enjoy the book overall and have already bought the sequels (most of which I also have either not read yet or haven't read in over a decade). It'll be interesting to read them now, and then to re-read them a decade from now, and/or two or more. I read in Reader's Digest Quotable Quotes back in middle school a quote about going back to a place that remains unchanged to see how you yourself have altered, but the places I go back to always change between visits. I think that quote would do better with favorite books from childhood and/or adolescence. An unabridged copy will remain unchanged. And each time you read them you'll notice something you'd not noticed before, and you'll go into the book with more knowledge and experience than you did the last time.

(O hai, I'm pushing thirty and waxing philosophical verbose.)

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Simone Jester
06 July 2013 @ 12:24 am
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I'm getting so much more out of Stranger in a Strange Land at 29 than I did at 17. (I just wish this version was the uncut version published after the author's death, but this version, the one published in the sixties, is still damned awesome and thought-provoking.)

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Simone Jester
04 July 2013 @ 03:39 am
I was mopey and not feeling like posting for the first half of last month, and from the 16th to the 30th I was back home in Florida for my brother's wedding (I wish I'd mustered the give-a-damn to write daily posts then, but that mopey not-giving-a-shit feeling hasn't gone away), and I've been back for a few days catching up on things like dishes and laundry and really getting into getting shit organized and throwing away stuff I don't want the movers to pack and hoping against hope that we won't be totally SOL when we get back to Florida once Chris ETSes because we didn't do enough ahead of time. So much that needs to be done and so much that can't be done from fucking New York.

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Simone Jester
14 June 2013 @ 11:49 pm


And counting!


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Simone Jester
03 June 2013 @ 09:43 pm
No, not the same as Day 58, though I had to check. *grimace*

100 things - day 60

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