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    1. BronxWench
    2. Melrick
    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Hey @pippychick ! I’m finally getting to see the Game of Thrones tv show. Gonna read yer story once it’s done. I’m up to season 4 episode 2 so I’ve a ways to go!

  1. (follows you around the forum)

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Think this love story belongs in the celebrity section, right? :)

    3. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      If they get any friskier, it sure does, Desiderius :D 

    4. pippychick

      pippychick

      Everyone should be aware that Melrick and I are suffering from an inability to actually “get a room” anywhere in the world right now.

  2. What is 2021 like?

    Have the carrots attacked yet?

     

    1. Melrick

      Melrick

      Well, so far 2021 has been wet, but at least it’s been cool!  And no attacking vegetables of any kind so far.  I’ll keep you posted.

    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      For those not yet in 2021, lets just state that I hope you remembered to put your name on your nanowrimo challenge.

    3. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      Ok, so I’m 18+ hours into 2021 and I’m afraid I have no idea what you’re talking abou- oh God!  NO!  Where did these carrots come from?!  TAKE COVER!!!

  3. It’s been a hell of a year, right?

    I hope everyone has come through it okay… so far…

    And, well… I just thought I should warn you all, I’m planning to be around a bit more.

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    2. InBrightestDay

      InBrightestDay

      Welcome back, pippychick!  I’m sorry about your year, but it’s good to see you again. :hug:

    3. InvidiaRed

      InvidiaRed

      Welcome:D

      Covid… financially screwed me but otherwise everybody is mostly okay.

    4. pippychick

      pippychick

      Sorry to hear that Invidia… I hope you can start to recover from it.

  4. Hey, did you see my title… I’m a Master… lol

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    (runs and hides)

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    2. pippychick

      pippychick

      Ahh.. well, Sir… always is, um…

      (toes at the ground like there might be something interesting just under the surface)

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      I was right, always. :wub:

    4. pippychick

      pippychick

      :wub: back at you Master :hug:

      The moment this virus is over and I can book us a series of rooms, I swear I am all over it!

  5. I am back, and slowly getting to the point where I’ve picked everything back up again. Which means, if you’re wondering why I haven’t been reviewing lately, it’s because I’m just beginning to catch up on my reading.

    I love holidays, but they do tend to make me lose my way when they’re over. Never literally as yet. I mean, I’ve always managed to get the train back eventually, though if the service degrades any further that might change.

    Looks like I won’t be holidaying in Brunei anytime soon. What a world. :ffs:

    I am back in Wales at the end of the month, though. They putting a bit of opera on. :bounce:

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Oohh, Wales… :D

      It’s wonderful to have you back, though. :wub: :hug:

       

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Yes, Brunei putting the clocks back 1000 years isn’t the best sign of progress is it?

      Great you had a holiday ya loved though :) although, yes, the train service is pretty terribe. I hope Wales and the Opera prove good at the end of the month!

      Thanks for the reviews!

    4. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      I’m happy you’re back! The internet feels less like a giant dick when you’re running around encouraging writers. 

  6. I am away for a week and will be without internet… wish me luck!

    Hopefully, I will get some writing done. I plan to extend and write more of an original story that @CloverReef has helped me with – thank you so much! :hug:

    If all goes well, I may start posting that upon my return.

    Later!

     

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    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Wooo! That would make me so happy. Rock on! <3

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Have a great time and good luck with the writing!

    4. WillowDarkling

      WillowDarkling

      Have a great time, Pip.

  7. Day UK leaves the EU: 29th March.

    Day UK government bans internet porn: 1st April.

    Nothing can go wrong here… nothing at all!

    Seems you will be able to visit porn websites if you go into an actual shop and physically purchase some kind of weird licence for a fiver, which you’ll need to use within 24 hours. This will be sold to you by the very last person alive that you want thinking of you and sex. Though even getting to the counter may well mean having to fight your way through a violent melee involving people fighting over toilet roll AND people who left it too late to buy bread and are now battling it out for the last Soreen.

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      “Kids! We want you to forget everything you’ve heard about how citizens get around internet censorship under repressive governments!”

      https://www.wired.co.uk/article/porn-block-ban-in-the-uk-age-verifcation-law

      Quote

      Won't it be really easy to get around?

      In short, yes. It won't be impossible for under 18s to access porn. There's still going to be plenty of pornography that can be easily viewed through social media. Additionally virtual private networks (VPNs), which connect to servers in other countries, can be used to get around age verification checks.

      I bet the PM’s husband or close relatives have all bought a lot of shares in VPN coders. Growth market there!

      Christ, though, imagine having to rely on twitter to get off “Oh yeah… work that outrage… copy paste that joke… oooh baby.”

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      Quote

      imagine having to rely on twitter to get off

      I’m now imagining the inevitable accidental retweets.

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      “Members of the house. I wish to confirm that my right honorable friend, the minister for moral rectitude, is not actually in love with Bailey Jay’s penis. This re-tweet was an accident by an aide who has now been relieved of social media duties.”

  8. So, having managed to somehow wangle the day off work, I have spent most of it rewriting and redrafting an original story based on an idea by JayDee. There’s a little bit left to go, but I think I’m going to leave that to tomorrow since it concerns the ending, and I want to pitch it just right. I have no idea if this is any good at all, but I’ve decided to just wallow in the feeling and use it should I ever need to describe performance anxiety. I mean, who knows? One day, I might finally have gotten Elrond off with so many people that he really can’t… you know… face it.

    That’s a lie. If that ever happened, he could always face it… :shifty:

    There’s no sex in this story. I’m going to need to write some after this. I’ve got several smut-filled unfinished tales to choose from. Maybe I’ll pick on Brienne & Co. Or Rikki. Mmm… Iason.

    Okay, I am sleeping! :)

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Oohhh…. Iason…. :wub:

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      Well, I have done it, so off I go now to see if I left anything on the next Iason/Rikki chapter! :) 

      I finally write something that I could legitimately have my mother read for me, and it’s ten pages long, so I already know she can’t be bothered. Ah, well.

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      Reading isn’t for everyone! Shame though, it’s good to share stuff with friends and family. Not something I do tbh!

  9. Well, I’m back, and I may even be writing again. I’m not going to say what’s been happening, because that would just bore you all – and me. Suffice to say I suspected it before, but now I know that Hell is dually purposed as a carpet shop. You’ll finally realise how many rugs you’re standing on when cackling demons start pulling them from under your feet.

    Something is off with the universe lately, but perhaps it’s settling itself. Except, there’s Brexit to look forward to. Of all the things I hate, I hate that I’ve become one of those insane people who keep shelves full of bottled water… just in case. All we need is a second referendum, then the people of this country will vote ‘No Deal’ like lambs to the slaughter.

    Ah, well.

    For as long as it’s possible, I may as well potter about in my own AU’s.

     

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      I’m slowly getting them  all back up. I’m trying to re-read for typos and egregious mistakes, so maybe this is a blessing in disguise, but everything will be back up eventually! :lol:

    3. JayDee

      JayDee

      Okay, who opened The First Seal?

      I mean, whoohoo! pippychick’s back!

      I think with Brexit a prison mentality could be better – stock up on high value tradable items like cigarettes, prepaid phone cards and high quality pornography. Then trade a pack of smokes for bottles of water! Wait, I just remembered, black market profiteering is immoral. Nevermind. Stock up on essentials and cross fingers it doesn’t go like post soviet Poland when the free marketeers fucked the entire country.

    4. Tcr

      Tcr

      Those sneaky carpets and dastardly demons.  Damn them, damn them all to Hell...  Wait…

      Welcome back.  Here's hoping demons, carpets, and other things leave you be for a while so you can get a lot of writing in.  Fingers crossed...  eyes and toes, too.

  10. Ok, I think I need to hibernate for a bit. Maybe a couple of weeks. I don't know. People are worried about me.

    I just want to sleep. Let me be and be nothing. I am nothing at all it seems. Not even a dream.

    What have I done?

    Well, I stopped someone from toying with me before they got it into their head that they could… so that’s something. I said I was worth more than that. I think, if I give myself a bit of time, I’ll believe it again. But as of right now… I feel pretty worthless.

    Let me sleep it off.

    Then, perhaps, I’ll finally start updating my work again. Brienne wouldn’t have stood for that shit either. *nods* I’m right. But I need sleep just now. Lots of it.

     

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    2. pippychick

      pippychick

      @KassX Oh, this was fairly unusual for me, little isolated exile that I am. Seven years of unusual at last count. Now I have to find my way back to my nice comfortable cell without a map… and start making those little gate markings from the beginning again.

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      Just realised, that sounds a lot worse than it is…. I just meant I was interested, and that’s a Big Thing for me, because I’m usually not interested in anyone like that. At all. Ever. I’m not saying it’s difficult to get my attention, but I’m usually fairly oblivious most of the time, sometimes even on purpose. I’ve just, more or less, decided that crap is a big waste of my time. On balance. This hasn’t served to change my opinion any, really.

      I mean I would have done the whole bodily contact thing, quite happily, had we got to that point. Unfortunately, he turned out to be a massive dick. *sighs* And that always kind of puts you off their dick... It’s a sad truth most men have yet to work out. *shrugs sadly* Not my fault, I’m afraid. :(

      Meh… I’m feeling better now, mostly. Just settling back in.

    4. KassX

      KassX

      Ugh, men can totally suck sometimes. I believe that you can get back on it (or don’t, lol, being single is fun too)! Remember to self-care!

  11. Feeling kind of low tonight, and tired. Just so much stumbling around in the dark without a guide, way too much wondering what I’m doing, every single day, when maybe it’s all too clear: I’m setting myself up.

    Hope. It makes fools of us all, doesn’t it? People like to blame love, but love is just a part-time accomplice. Hope is the really vicious one.

    I’m sorry for a million and one things, but mostly for being myself. You’d think I would have learnt by now to hide that part. I just never hated it enough.

    Well, perhaps I’ll learn another lesson here. Don’t stare at mirages. They’ll make you crazy.

    *sighs*

    The stress is killing me, and maybe that’s why I’ve had my first serious nightmare in what feels like months, which is what has me awake at just gone four am. :(

    MIA, 2018

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    2. pippychick

      pippychick

      Thanks so much guys… :hug:

       

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Would writing a good snuff fic help?  :) 

      Hang in there @pippychick:hug:

    4. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      So sad and introspective and yet somehow your words are still beautiful. The demons your wrestling with sound like real bitches, so I hope you figure out how to slay them or embrace them (whatever your particular needs may be). 

  12. All right, so sadly it’s not happening at all for me on AFF (I’m not sure why, and I’ve given up wondering), and while I’ll never go back to certain other sites as myself, I’ve had no choice but to post there. it’s either that or lose my motivation entirely. There’s also a chance it might just be one slightly enthusiastic person, but…

    I got 45 kudos overnight.

    This is encouraging. :)

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    2. JayDee

      JayDee

      Sorry to hear you feeling that way – you’ve written one of my favorite stories and I still try and encourage people to read it, hence my sig. On the other hand, if you do find something else to do and be creative at – whether original writing instead of fanfic or something else entirely – I hope it brings you success and enjoyment :)

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      Thanks JayDee :) I love writing for you, and will probably do it again. That bodyshock horror thing would be an original story. No fanfiction element at all. I absolutely still intend to write gifts. And co-author fics (I don’t intend to abandon ours, Bronx!).

      It’s an imbalance, really. I’m writing very occasional original short stories, and these great long fanfictions with deep layers and involved plots. Ideally it should be the other way around. I should be pouring my heart and soul into my original work, and keeping fanfic just for fun. If I can’t do that… if I have to leave fanfic alone completely to make my work count, then that’s what I should probably do.

      tl;dr translation: I’m getting old and I haven’t bloody done anything!

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’ve got a fanfic that’s been “on hiatus”, almost permanently, simply because I find playing in my own sandbox to be more enjoyable.

  13. Ok… I am editing the next chapter. I’m a little late, I know.

    Now let’s hope I don’t read through this and think: Oh, no. *gulps*

    Here goes...

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    2. pippychick

      pippychick

      lol… if I do that, it definitely won’t make sense. I just meant, if I read through the unpublished chapter and wonder what I was thinking. :)

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      For me, it had been over a year since I had last touched the story, so I figured a reading with revise/edit was a good idea.  However, with the episodic nature (ie, a serial novel) of the story made it *really* easy to come up with a new episode idea to add.  Thus, after updating the first couple of episodes, I just went ahead and ripped out the remaining episodes with the intent to repost as I revise.  This makes it easier on the reader to not have to figure out what’s old/new, and easier on DG since I won’t have to pester her about rearranging my story when I post the new episode.

      And while doing this, my mind is *also* mulling over the idea I picked up while working on my holiday story.

    4. pippychick

      pippychick

      Well, it’s done… *sighs*

      http://tv.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600099379&chapter=40

      Now I guess I’ll try and forget that I posted it.

  14. It’s nearly twenty to twelve. I’m trying to write, but fireworks keep going off outside and making me have mini heart attacks. Not entirely unlike Clegane, however I don’t think it’s helping.

    Anyway, Happy New Year to you all, however you are celebrating!

     

    1. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Oh, dear, poor Clegane! (And there’s a sentence I never thought to utter…. :D) 

      Happy New Year! :hug:

  15. Merry Christmas All… and Happy New Year for every one of us!

    We have finally had our dinner. This year, I got it done for just before six. I am stuffed full of turkey and homemade trifle (minus the alcohol). I bought the dog some toys and treats, but he has been much more interested in pulling crackers with me. Obviously, chews are boring gifts for dogs, just like ties for humans. Next year, I’ll consider getting him a miniature screwdriver set.

    Now I am going to lounge on the settee with my flashy christmas jumper on, and my christmas pudding socks, so as to watch Call the Midwife   . Oh, it really is flashy, btw. It has a button. I look like a christmas tree.

    Work tomorrow. But for now, sending out huge amounts of :wub: and :hug: to everyone here. Hope you’re all having a fabulous time. :)

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    2. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      Merry xmas pippy! I had to work yesterday so I'm glad I don't have to work tomorrow too! 

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      I’m not going back to work this week either… next week … can we delay the new year?

       

    4. Melrick

      Melrick

      Merry Christmas to you too!

  16. Ok… I guess I will make a start on the next chapter. See if I can get it done for Christmas.

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Add in a dash of zombie apocalypse with those hordes of shoppers, and you can have *both* a halloween and a holiday story.  :)

       

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      If I ever get my hands on the dirty bastard who shoved a pint glass down the gents toilet, it’ll be a halloween story of sorts. But then, the same gang were thrown out the club, and kicked off a load of trouble outside. They were searching through the cctv for the police this morning, because they’d been throwing glasses at the takeaway next door and nearly hit someone. So maybe they will get prosecuted for a public order offence. We can hope.

    4. pippychick

      pippychick

      And… I’m not going to finish. Maybe Boxing Day.

      Went to the ASDA this morning. Picked up a monster turkey, free range, corn fed. No added chlorine…. yet. *sighs* *shudders* I may have to give up chicken if that ever happens, I kid you not. And I feel the same way about chicken as Clegane does. :( Maybe I could keep and kill my own. It’s a thought. Or just go vegan. Without chicken, there’s not much point in eating (or drinking) anything else animally.

      But the turkey… they greyhound has seen it. It’s as big as her. Her eyes nearly fell out of her head. I’d have got a smaller one, but they had three left and that was the smallest. :/

      Clegane, meanwhile, is just in the middle of being massaged into a gooey lump. But he’s about to spoil it by laughing, and he knows this, but it’s okay. Tormund has some plan to just carry on until he’s stopped resisting or something. I don’t know. It sounds more aggressive than it actually is.

  17. Oh wow… I just found the entire soundtrack the ‘The Tribe’ on Spotify…

    I am now reliving some strange part of my youth (that wasn’t really my youth as such, because I’m always amazed by how recent The Tribe really was. I was in my twenties.). I always have this idea I was watching it while I was at school. But no… I must have watched it on sundays when I was hung over after being out on saturday night.

    Next I’ll be digging the dvds out… Gods, how I loved Lex… why the hell wasn’t he ever in anything else ever again?

  18. Happy Birthday BronxWench!!!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day, and that you have a brilliant year ahead!  :wub:

    :cheers::birthday::bday::party::twirl:

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      @CloverReef  Uh-oh, so we’ve got “Hermits United” gathering going on here?  … scampers away … :safetocomeout:

    3. CloverReef

      CloverReef

      @Desiderius Price If by gathering, you mean a bunch of people individually standing alone in a forest far far far away from each other (and hiding if they accidentally picked places too close together for their hermit holes) then… yes. Unless Hermits united is a weird doctor who reference… then… idk. Maybe? My brain’s not working. Why am I still talking? I just randomly thought of a motto for my hermit club, but I don’t know how to make the others vote… Happy birthday again BW

    4. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      @CloverReef  My brain’s never “working”, not properly :)   I’ll go back into my hole now.

  19. After all the crap lately, guess who is putting up the Christmas tree alone? Yep… because, well I’m not quite clear on the because. I took some poinsettia’s around to various neighbours earlier. My mother is under the impression it can be put off even further. Except it can’t, because later this week I will be good for nothing, what with work and various other things, like appointments and other activities. Her birthday meal is one. I haven’t done any christmas shopping. I’m looking at friday at this point.

    I’d write in rebellion, but all the words are flying around in my brain like shrapnel right now, and have been doing for a few days. I don’t know what this means. Maybe an extended break again. :( I hope not.

    I know moving all that furniture about seemed to finish me. I could barely move for two days… then I had to go back to work. I don’t know how to survive this week. I have to go out twice to eat. A dicey prospect on my medication, let alone with the lack of energy. I really don’t have a Christmas in me. 

    I know retreat isn’t the answer. I know it. But honestly this shit is just like stumbling and crawling around in thick, black smoke and the urge to just stay still is unbearable.

    I need space, and time, and something easy for fuck’s sake. Just one thing that’s easy. I am so tired of fighting this.

    Damn. I’m going to make myself a neat, orderly list. When all else fails, a list. Because giving in is not an option.

    *sighs*

    Please send jokes. Or cute pictures.

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    2. BronxWench

      BronxWench

      Look at those sweethearts! :wub:

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      :) I love my dogs.

      Well… I’ve done the tree, and made a list of things. I’ve also made a shopping list.

      But now I’ve been made to pay for making a shopping list by way of a ridiculous argument followed by sulking and slamming doors. I give up.

      I’m just going to reread the fic, see if I can have the words arrange themselves in some kind of order again. Because seriously, I just can’t be here. I need something fun.

    4. JayDee

      JayDee

      Cute pics? Everything here:

      https://www.reddit.com/r/aww/

      Also, I hope things improve a little for ya. I know how stressful the time of year can be.

  20. Most of the next chapter is ready. Commencing read throughs. Then, maybe, I can finally get back to the sex scenes. At last. Or some of them. I’ve been doing a lot of plotty stuff last few chapters. I had to separate them to do it, because when they’re together, pretty much all they can think about is doing each other.

  21. Wow… these settees looked a hell of a lot smaller in the shop. Now I have to rearrange again. Already did it twice before they got here. Can’t move for settees. Send help!

    Plus side. I have two happy dogs, who tried them out first. I swear the greyhound was there almost before the blokes put them down. :lol:

     

    1. JayDee

      JayDee

      I remember reading an erotic horror story a long time ago called “The Couch Monster” hopefully these aren’t the possessed kind!

    2. Melrick

      Melrick

      We once bought a recliner that I swear grew the moment it was delivered, because it certainly didn’t seem that big in the shop.

  22. What a horrible day!

    However, I seem to have managed to write most of a comedic chapter, somehow, in the middle of it all. Just a bit more to go, if I can concentrate.

     

     

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      It started with one episode of Stargate SG-1...

    3. Melrick

      Melrick

      Well at least the day is presumably over by the time you read this, and the next day might be much better.

    4. pippychick

      pippychick

      Thank you, Melrick. Yep :) Though it is a day of work and doctors appointments... I like this day better aleady. The archive to do this evening. I am happy.

  23. Oh, my… Tormund and Clegane are going to fight! Like, actually, really fight!

    Wow… *types faster*

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    2. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Punching Player Pianos?

    3. pippychick

      pippychick

      lol… I think mainly Clegane is really pissed off that Tormund has outdone his: “I’m not a Knight.” statement about a hundred times over by saying: “I’m not a King” *giggles* They’re just working some things out, I guess. Also, Clegane has just admitted he’s pledged himself to Jon Snow, and Tormund is all pissed off about that, because.. well.. he belongs to them. This is so exciting. I really wasn’t expecting it, but it does make perfect sense. The making up after will be amazing. :yes:

    4. pippychick

      pippychick

      Mind you, at this point it’s getting to nearly 48 hours post chapter posting, and not a peep which I expect on aff since reviews are few and far between here, but not even anything over on ao3, which makes me think that after writing this I might have to take the previous one down to have another look at it. :(

      Maybe that 2% really does matter.

       

  24. Writing, sleep, or housework?

    *sighs*

    And by housework, I do mean moving all of *her* shit out of the way. Because it’s getting on my nerves.

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    2. pippychick

      pippychick

      I don’t know… I haven’t turned it on yet. I’m hoping it’s fine. Unlike me. This morning it’s worse. I can feel what I’ve done to my back every time I breathe. *sighs*

    3. Desiderius Price

      Desiderius Price

      Sounds like your story characters ought to watch out, some hurt might be coming their way (well, it could be theraputic to take it out on them, just saying).  Hope you back recovers.

    4. pippychick