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01 February 2017 @ 03:53 pm

How I Feel About You Now (5800 words) by meridian_rose
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Da Vinci’s Demons
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Leonardo da Vinci/Girolamo Riario, Girolamo Riario & Vanessa (Da Vinci’s Demons)
Characters: Girolamo Riario, Leonardo da Vinci, Vanessa (Da Vinci’s Demons)
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Blood Loss, Friendship, vanessa & riario, eventual leario, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Season/Series 01, Nico makes an appearance, Zo appears briefly, The Princess Bride References, HC Bingo, Bingo

Season one au. A badly wounded Riario finds himself at the mercy of Leo’s skills and Vanessa’s ministrations. While he recovers he begins to bond with his caretakers and to reconsider everything he once believed in, and to develop feelings he shouldn’t allow himself to have.

@ AO3

Note: For the hurt/comfort bingo prompt "blood loss". An earlier version appeared at my fic journal; this is a slightly edited version. Thanks to tinamour for the cheerleading and betaread :D

Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/555123.html
01 February 2017 @ 10:07 am

Bonnie the hamster died last night. I knew it was coming. All the literature says hamsters average a two year life span and I brought a six week old Bonnie home in March two years ago. I'd seen a decline in her activity levels the last few weeks and she'd barely eaten this week, preferring soft foods and a little water.

I purchased a very cheap plant yesterday and so today I buried Bonnie in a plant-pot with the rose, while it was raining. Then I cleaned the cage out and folded it down, and took a long hot shower. Not how I wanted to start my morning nor celebrate Imbolc :/

When she was tiny, I was able to handle her, but around six months old she started to bite – drawing blood – every time I tried. So although I could hand feed her treats and get her out in her exercise ball or put up the metal rabbit run for her to play in, she was not the most cuddly of pets. She was my first and probably last hamster, and she provided some sense of companionship and responsibility. Goodbye, Bonnie.

Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/554876.html
01 February 2017 @ 09:37 am
Imbolc, also known/celebrated as Imbolg, Oimelc, Candlemas, (St) Brigid's Day, Groundhog Day, and the Festival of Nut, takes place on or near the 1st/2nd of February and is a festival marking a cross-quarter day in the wheel of the year, heralding the first signs of spring.
Imbolc/Candlemas Comments
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This is a festival particularly associated with Brighid (Brigit, Bride, or Brigid), goddess of healing, smith craft, and poetry. She was Christianised as St Brigid of Kildare.

Brighid of the sunrise, Rising in the morning, Rising with the springtime, Greening all the land Brighid's Kiss, La Lugh, lyrics here

Imbolc is a festival associated with candles, milk, new beginnings, and poetry. The emphasis is on warmth and light and burgeoning spring, being the halfway point between Yule and the Spring Exquinox.
A few ideas on how to celebrate Imbolc:
Make and drink a milkshake
Buy and plant some spring flowers, such as crocuses and early daffodils
Take a photo of something that signifies approaching spring to you
Write a poem
Clean part or all of your home
Scatter nuts, a sign of prosperity, in a garden
Make a candle - try making ice candles. Bless your candles. Burn a candle and think about what you're grateful for and what your plans are.

This article gives some background about the history of Imbolc and some of the other festivals taking place at this time.
In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the time of Lammas/Lughnasadh, which is the first of the harvest holidays.

More about Imbolc, symbolism, and ways to celebrate, under the cut
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Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/554531.html
31 January 2017 @ 07:49 pm
Personal Blog

Total posts: 5
Fic/Poetry posts: 3; Meta posts: 0
GYWO total – month (year): 20,044 (20,044)

2017 kick-off post
Fic: Do You Believe in Magic
Fic I've Posted Elsewhere/Yuletide Round-up
Ficlet: Drinking In The Moon
In Lieu of a BAG Post - busy, busy, and done with LJ Idol

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Posts at Wordpress (lmdee); (rss); Fic posts at DW (L M Dee); (rss)

Fic: Do You Believe in Magic wordpress ; fic blog

Ficlet: Drinking in the Moon wordpress ; fic blog

All About Imbolc wordpress

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Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/554434.html
19 January 2017 @ 05:11 pm

"I'm thinking of calling it the 'Steak and Slayer'," JJ said, staring up at the currently empty frame atop the signpost. The previous sign was already long gone and the metal post had been given a fresh coat of paint. "With a picture of a stake and the font from 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', and hope Joss Whedon doesn't find out."

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Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/553790.html
18 January 2017 @ 10:19 pm
I received two lovely fics for Yuletide (both in the Wynonna Earp fandom) and I wrote ten fics (one of which was a drabble) in six* fandoms. The most treat fics I've ever completed, and one became my first pinch hit.
10,483 words total.
*One was a crossover fic so six Yuletide fandoms and one not-Yuletide eligible so sort of seven fandoms?
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Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/553474.html
09 January 2017 @ 07:37 pm

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A 3 sentence fic for the prompt "A witch receives a familiar who doesn’t believe in magic."

"I don't believe in magic," Tabitha said, tail swishing idly from side to side.

"You're a talking cat for crying out loud," Amber pointed out.

Tabitha blinked her orange eyes and said lazily, "I don't see what that has to do with anything."

Crossposted to my professional social media accounts
wordpress ; fic blog

Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/553248.html
08 January 2017 @ 01:07 pm
I seem to be playing catch up since the start of the year, partly because I allowed myself a hiatus for a couple of weeks - putting myself behind on my sfbb fics as well as my internet reading and commenting.
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Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/552980.html
31 December 2016 @ 05:44 pm
Personal Blog

Total posts: 15
Fic/Poetry posts: 3; Meta posts: 1 (Yule article)
GYWO total – month (year): 2,011 (200,144) –200k annual goal reached!

Da Vinci's Demons fic: The Crown Hangs Heavy on Either Side
Ficlet: Too Far (LJ Idol prompt That One Friend)
I'm not done with fandom (but maybe it's done with me)
Personal Post (update)
Get Your Words Out 2017
Winter Graphics icons and a few Tumblr size graphics
Holiday Songs
Get Your Words Out 2017 – sign ups are open go to GYWO for more details, sign ups close 15 January 2017.
Season's Greetings
GWYO - success
Fic I've posted elsewhere
Legendland Reunion graphics post
in lieu of a BAG post December 2016
Happy New Year's Eve

Professional Blogs
Posts at Wordpress (lmdee); (rss); Fic posts at DW (L M Dee); (rss)

Fic: Too Far wordpress ; my original fic blog

Yule wordpress

Happy New Year's Eve wordpress
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Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/552907.html
31 December 2016 @ 03:45 pm

x-posted from my professional social media accounts.

Originally posted at http://meridian-rose.dreamwidth.org/552671.html