Friday, August 27, 2010

A special gift for DD readers

Hi. :) So this is something I've been thinking about for a while. You've all been so super patient waiting for this story to unfold. It has been a rocky ride and I'm so grateful for all the support from all of you. So by way of thanks, I made this for you all last night. Clicky-click.

A thousand starfish kisses. <3
xoxo Katie

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Jacey Thursday: Locks

Aaaaaaaaaand we're back! :)

Sooooo...if you read DD Ch 29 you'll likely have some idea what Jacey planned to do to his hair. There has been some discussion about whether this route is really the best for him to take. I wish to offer the following for your consideration.


Look at the cute way it just falls over his face like that. :)

College student Jacey, totally ready to face the streets of downtown Chicago.

UNGH the fuck right out of me. I am ded.

So, you know. Food for thought. ;)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Starfish Returneth, and Slash Award Nominations

Ohai! I'm back. It was a whirlwind trip, and if I ever again float the idea of spending 36 hours on a train (in a 96-hour period), please shake me until my teeth rattle in my head. But I saw family and places I hadn't seen in 18 years, and it was so wonderful to be among my dear folk again; and to reacquaint myself with the town where my mother grew up. Also, introducing my six-year-old daughter to my aunts, uncles and cousins was a kick; and she was so good, almost the entire trip. Completely worth it.

The Slash Awards were announced today. Thank you to everyone who took part in the nomination process! My stories have received a few nods:

Best Supporting Character - Which character had you reading a story as much for them as for the main characters?
Jack Charles in Over the Top by starfish422
Mike Newton in Deep Dish by starfish422

Best Work in Progress - Which fic had you knocking over you family and coworkers to get to your computer when it updates?
Deep Dish by starfish422

Best Comedy - Which fic had you laughing so hard you were crying?
The Morning After the Night Before by starfish422

Best "I wish I was a gay man...." - Which fic had you reaching for the lube and condoms?
Deep Dish by starfish422

Best I Love You - Which fic had you going awwww when the three big words are finally admitted?
Deep Dish by starfish422

Thank you! You're all awesome. <3 Love, kisses and gropes to everyone.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Stephen Colbert's Plan to Destroy Gay Marriage

Yeah, it's pretty likely that I love Steven Colbert with my whole heart.

Canadian viewers:

American viewers:

Worried Shoes, by Karen O

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday Jackspiration: Jackroll'd

Sooooo...I know you came here expecting to see HC hawtness, but I thought, perhaps just this once, I would substitute a DD teaser instead. My promise to you is that I am going to have this sucker (DD 29) posted before I leave the province on Wednesday.

Tuesday night I’m pretty tired out, and I collapse into bed without bothering to open my laptop and check my email, as I usually do; so it is not until Wednesday night after the boys are in bed for the night, that an email from Jack pops up in my inbox. When I see his name in the sender field, my heart jumps into my throat. He didn’t reply to the email I sent with the PayPal payment, and I didn’t think I would hear from him again. With nothing in the subject line, I can’t get the damn thing open fast enough to see what it’s about.


It’s been a few weeks since you ended our relationship so suddenly. Now that I’ve had time to get my head back on straight, I’d like to have a conversation. I assume you get a few hours’ break here and there – I’d appreciate it if you would call me when you do. I have a couple of questions, and a few things to say; things I was too blindsided to think of, last time I saw you. If you cared about me, as you say you did, I think I deserve that much.

You know my schedule. Talk to you soon.


I stare at it for ages, reading and re-reading every word, analyzing them as well as the meaning behind them. It’s been a few that I’ve had time to get my head back on straight... He hasn’t been doing well, but he believes it’s time for him to start to move on – whether he wants to or not. I assume you get a few hours’ break here and there... I never told him I did, that I could have been spending those hours on the phone with him instead of letting him believe I was busy. He must have figured it out; though; if so, he knows I wasn’t trustworthy even in such a simple thing. If you cared about me as you say you did...this one especially stings. Of course I care; I always did, from the first weekend. He knows I care. You know my schedule. I know his schedule; up until a few weeks ago I knew every goddamn thing that was going on in his life. I know him. Talk to you soon. This part is not a request; it’s an expectation.

I also take time to recognize the things the letter doesn’t say. It doesn’t say I miss you or I love you. It doesn’t say I hate you for what you did to us; it doesn’t say How could you throw away everything we had?

My promise to you is that I am going to have this sucker (DD 29) posted before I leave the province on Wednesday. It *will* happen. I have been writing almost constantly, whenever I have a few moments to spare. :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Jacey "Thursday": Not Otherwise Classified

I am *this close* to going on holidays. I work Monday and Tuesday next week, then on Wednesday I head out of province with my six-year-old daughter for five days, to a wedding that will amount to a family reunion, with my enormous family (ten kids in my mom's family!) coming in from all over Canada and the eastern US, plus New Zealand. I am super-excited to see aunts and uncles and cousins I haven't seen in 18 years, and for a trip to the town where my mother grew up.

This means two things: (a) There will be no Jacey Thursday - or Saturday Jackspiration, for that matter - next week; and (b) not only am I a day late, but I'm a dollar short this week, and am blaming being already partially in holiday mode, for being too lazy to bother with a theme. So this post is called "Not Otherwise Classified"; that is, a bunch of pictures that have nothing to do with each other. :)

This looks like a Spanish catalogue.

An igloo. Must be in Canada.

Ohai there, cockblocking shin bone.

It's the eyes. I'm focusing on the eyes.


And friends.

You can probably expect the same degree of laziness in tomorrow's Jack post, too. :) But maybe I'll do a search for some new HC photos tonight, at least.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Saturday Jackspiration: The Beard

And now, for a look Jack would never consider (but that Henry can carry reasonably well): the beard. Not the metaphorical kind, heh, but honest-to-gosh facial hair.

I'm seldom a big fan of the facial hair, to be honest; but it's something Henry seems to do fairly often on his own time, at least.

These two are obviously from the same event, and he looks lovely, even if above his collar seems a bit disparate to the outfit. I do love a good pin-striped suit.

Blow-dried straight...

...or insanely curly.

These look a bit tidier, probably because his hair is shorter.

And this...this is "Henry Cavill plays Grizzly Adams".

But, gah, what I wouldn't give to see that one in colour, to see his beautiful eyes. :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jacey Thursday: Skin

Despite this week being a short one for me (due to a holiday Monday in most of Canada), I still feel like it's been a long and tiring one. I need something to pick me up, and I think SKIN is the way to go.

I love this pic, despite that he has a little something he needs to brush off, there; but he looks soooo smexy.

OHAI, sweet pinchable ass cheeks!

Looking sweet and tanned and summery.

Mmm, lickable lips.

Come home soon, sweet boy.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Emmett Honeycutt

As you may know, I posted Chapter 2 of The Morning After the Night Before recently. You may also know that my Emmett in that story is actually Emmett Honeycutt from Queer as Folk. One of my readers mentioned that she hasn't seen QAF and so doesn't know my frame of reference where Em is concerned.

I had to snag this from episode 502, to show her my Em.

It's a good illustration of Em's bigger-than-life personality (and includes a Hazelhurst anecdote to boot!!).