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Fan Fiction Friday: 19 January 2018


  • Fix You, by Helen8462. Not safe for work. Star Trek: Discovery, Lorca/Cornwell, set immediately pre-series. Despite some fluctuations in the narrative tone and style, this is perhaps the best characterization I’ve seen so far for both characters. The story itself is also one of the most plausible, and between that and the use of language, the story is definitely top-tier.
  • Dialect, by MsEllieJane. Star Trek: Discovery, Gen but Lorca/Burnham if you squint. Spoilers for recent episodes. I just want to hug this fic so tight! For one thing, it refers to a Southern accent in positive tones, which is something of a rarity. For another, it’s the perfect slice-of-life moment from the recent episode arc; in fact, it offers a bit of a respite from the darkness that’s going on there.

New From Me:

  • Paper Hearts (Chapter Two | Chapter Three). Castle, Beckett/Esposito, pre-series, teen audiences and up. Will total six chapters. Kate and Javier go all the way back to the Academy, and on paper, they make sense. After all, they’re equally broken; and two halves can make a whole. Right?
  • Far From Home. Earth 2, Gen. Item #24 in the “Tales from Winter Camp” collection. I finally got to soothe the fingernails-on-chalkboard feeling that we fans all get whenever we hear “twenty-two light years” used as a unit of time on screen! Because, after all, they’re a lot further from home than such a small number sounds like.

365 Day Meme: 18 January 2018

From Zhelana’s 365 Day Meme:

January 18: Do you collect anything?

Right now, not intentionally, but I have in the past and I suspect I likely will again sometime.

Some of the collections that I still have include lighthouse-themed artwork, a number of stuffed animals including almost all of the original Beanie Baby cats, and antique camera equipment. I also have a handful of fandom-related trading pins, though not really enough to call a collection.

Perhaps my most significant collection is one I’ve been working on since my mother bought me a Cargo furniture bedroom set when I was sixteen. (These were very popular at the time.)

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WIP Wednesday: 17 January 2018

Yes, I’m back, and busier than ever! Somehow in the middle of everything I forgot that I was also supposed to be updating this blog. Fortunately, it stayed up and running just fine, which means it was here when I was waiting for it.

So what have I been doing, you ask?

Well, among other things, there’s been an awful lot of writing; so much so, in fact, that I occasionally need to stop and list status on everything for my own purposes. So why not also go ahead and share it with others?

There are other things going on too, but we’ll start here and keep moving. Watch for more updates on more topics soon!

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Butter-Broiled Tilapia

Butter-Broiled Tilapia

The first time I tried this recipe, I paired it with brown rice and made steamed green beans on the side. Delicious!

This new recipe, which I tried in August 2017, is from the Publix Aprons series. I picked it up along with the tilapia I purchased to try it, and my first two tries were a smashing success. I’m putting it here just in case Publix ever removes it from their web site.

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 lb. tilapia filets
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley (optional)

Set oven to broil and pre-heat. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine butter, salt and seasonings in a small bowl.

Arrange fish on baking sheet and top with seasoned butter. Broil 5-6 minutes until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Remove from oven and, if desired, sprinkle with parsley. Makes about 4 servings.