torra: "I just write what the voices in my head tell me to." (Quote by me, Icon by Selynne) (Default)

I tried to go though the BP Con Attendees list and friend people who I hung out with, but everyone's names look familiar because I know OF most of you even if until now I didn't KNOW you, and I can't remember who was who. /o\

If we met at BP, I am totally open to friending and being friended! I just honestly can't remember who anyone's names belong to! HELP?
torra: Drawing of a Unicorn farting a Rainbow....Nicely. (SUQ: Unicorn Poot)

They have called this day the Eleventh of March! And whomsoever of you gets through this day, unless you are shot in the head or somehow slain, you will stand at tiptoe when e'er you hear the name again, and you will get excited at the name March the Eleventh!

We happy few, we few, we band of brothers. Our names will be as like household names. And those who are not here, be they sleeping or doing something else, they will feel themselves... sort of crappy. Because they are not here to... to join the fight, on this day, the Eleventh of March!

(Apprently I am now one of those people who only post once a year. At least I post on an important date and subject. ^_^)

torra: "Thank You Kindly" with the Canadian flag above (Thank You Kindly)

They have called this day the Eleventh of March! And whomsoever of you gets through this day, unless you are shot in the head or somehow slain, you will stand at tiptoe when e'er you hear the name again, and you will get excited at the name March the Eleventh!

We happy few, we few, we band of brothers. Our names will be as like household names. And those who are not here, be they sleeping or doing something else, they will feel themselves... sort of crappy. Because they are not here to... to join the fight, on this day, the Eleventh of March!

torra: (Good Omens: "?" He Said)
I never write, I never post, yadda yadda. I'm tired of feeling guilty for it, so MOVING ON!

I'm here to do a bit of crowd-sourcing. Specifically among the bakers of my flists. I decided that for Thanksgiving, I want to invent a new pie, but I'm going back and forth on some of the details of how to put it together and want to run some thoughts past you guys for input.

So I'm going to try making an orange cranberry meringue pie. The basic idea is simple, I'm going to use the same outline as any lemon meringue pie, but, well, use orange and cranberry. But as I said, it's the details that I'm debating, and I don't have the time to do a dozen test pies first as Thanksgiving is a week away.
  • Idea one is to go the purely juice rout. I'm thinking a 2:1 OJ:Cran blend.
  • Idea two is to do a purely OJ filling and mix in chopped up fresh or dried cranberries into the filling.
  • Idea three is a combination of the two, mix the juices *and* toss in some chopped fruit.
After some debate, I decided to keep the marague a classic meringue. I debated doing an almond meringue, but decided to leave that sort of experimentation until I get the basic recipe right a few times first.

So...thoughts? Other ideas? Honestly, guys, toss anything out there. Use fruit? No fruit? Fresh fruit vs dried? Juice or death? I'll take any and all thoughts you have to toss out there with thanks!

food, holiday, question, help "Ritual animal sacrifice...WITH PIE!"

torra: Animated icon of Bradley James in costume doing a cartwheel, and when he throws his hand into the air with a heart above (Merlin: Bradley Cartwheeling w/Heart)
OMG How did I end up with such awesome, awesome, taltend friends?

Tonight I asked Twitter if anyone would draw me Tony and Bruce singing "Guy Love" and the rest of the team going o.O at them, and in less then an hour, [personal profile] pulangaraw/[ profile] wihluta had taken the case and solved it! |


Thank you, darling! It's perfect!

torra: (Good Omens: "?" He Said)
Okay, so huge ask here, but are any of my Portland friends willing to help some fangirls out?

Prism and I are flying out to [personal profile] skyebanshee's wedding on July 1st at 7am from Portland. Which means we have to be at the airport about 4-5am. We're planning to take the BoltBus down from Seattle on the 30th, but even if we took the lats Bolt, which would get us to the city at 9:30, we'd have a lot of time to kill at the aiport.

...Would any awesome fangirls maybe be willing to put up with us for a few hours on Sat 30th/Sun the 1st? Home made baked goods would also be provided, with extras for anyone willing to give us a ride to the aiprort, too. Because that would be beyond awesome.

If not, don't worry, but, yeah...anyone? Maybe?

torra: "I just write what the voices in my head tell me to." (Quote by me, Icon by Selynne) (Default)
"This Little Piggie Went To Texas" (Also on AO3 and LJ)
Author: [personal profile] torra/[info]torra
Pairings/Characters: Tony Stark/Steve Rogers, and JARVIS
Word Count: ~1,500 words
Universe: Movie!Verse
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: Big thanks to [ profile] jibrailis who was kind enough not only to beta, but to beta the exact same thing twice, and pretned she didn't mind after Google!Documents ate my revisions and I didn't notice.

Summery: “Of all the crap that is my life, my extravagant life style, of all my choices, and all the things that everyone thought you’d have a problem with me over--and there are a lot of things on that list, believe me, Fury sent out memos listing them all. He even included a few Pepper had thought were so vanilla, they hadn’t even occurred to her to yell at me about yet--the thing that you finally do have a problem with is the fact that I paint my toenails?”

This Little Piggie Went To Texas )

torra: Text: "Come To The Dark Side, We Have Logic" (Dark Side/Logic)
So I know I promaced formal pics of my GeekGirlCoon Claudia Donovan outfit, and it's been a month, but...meh. ::handwavey:: I just haven't been in the right headspace at the same time I've actualy had the time and willpower to post anything. You all know how that goes, I know, so I refuse to feel guilty about it anymore.

So instead, since it's still Halloween for another 10 minutes, here is a pic of me in costume.

Warehouse 13 Agents Myka Bering and Claudia Donovan were dispached to GeekGirlCon in Seattle to bag and tag a dangrous artifact.

And thank god we were, becasue who knows what insanity might have happend if there'd been an artifact in a major city that could randomly make otherwise ordinary wemen dress up as something other then Disney Princesses or Sexy Nurses and gather en-mass to discuss how awesome geeks and pop culture are...

Oh dear god, I think we were too late!

Myka was an awesome local who was also dressed as Scully on the first day. When we were both W13 on the second day, we HAD to do a photo op! I had an artifact (well, a keychian of a ritual Japanese knife with silk cording cerca 1600's), and she had a containment bag, and it just worked out perfectly.

torra: Capt John :(  (Torchwood: Capt John :()
LJ Writer's Block Question Of The Day: "What is one way to stop or prevent bullying?"

I've never done one of these LJ Writer's Block questions, but this one I just had to.

How do we stop bulling? Well we can start by NOT CALLING IT BULLING! It's not bulling, it's fucking assault. No dancing around it, no waving your hands at it and calling it a "phase" or "part of groing up". It's Assault.

It's physical assault, it's mental assault, it's the delibrate act of inflicting mental, physical, and/or emotional distress and harm on someone.

And make no mistake, it is delibrate infliction. It's one person doing whatever they feel they can in order to make another person hurt in any way they can get away with.

You want to stop the crime of bulling? Then start calling it and treaing it like what it is: A CRIME. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. It's a god damned fucking crime and it needs to be addressed as such.

/end of very personal rant

torra: "Oh goodness, look at my wrist!  Got to go." (DH: "Look At My Wrist")
I apparently have, um, twenty DW invite codes? ::scratches back of neck:: I thought I had three. Apparently I haven't checked in a while. ::chuckls::

I'll post five here, totaly up for grabs to any and all, just let me know when you use one so I can cross it out, holding five back as a reserve incase there's a freekishly massive rush on these. Another ten I'll put up over on [site community profile] dw_codesharing imideatly. Any and all not clamed here in a week, I'll then also toss up onto [site community profile] dw_codesharing.


torra: Bagpipe Solo! (Merlin: Bagpipe Solo!)

I got [personal profile] pulangaraw/[ profile] wihluta hooked on Veronica Mars (for it is an awesome show, and she is an awesome person, so really, it just made sense to pimp it to her), and today she made me a Logan/Veronica fanvid!


...Er....except for how it's hers, and on YT and I'm totally shareing it with all of you. But you know, in the real sense, it's MINE ALL MINE!

GO! Watch it on her LiveJournal or DreamWidth accounts and SQUEE WITH ME!!

torra: Mythbusters: "Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?" (Mythbusters: Patron Saint)
"I have got to find a new bra to wear with my strappy or low cut dresses. This one looks fine, but it digs my knife into my breast uncomfertably..."

Yeah. My life is not like other peoples. ::LOL::

In related news, I got complaments from six difrent people on one of my knives one found the one in my bra. ::lol:: Not even the girl who took me up on my offer to be frisked to look for it. ::G::

In totaly unrelated news, TEN DAYS UNTIL [ profile] skyebanshee IS HERE!! \o/ \o/ \o/

Thank You

Jun. 18th, 2011 12:24 am
torra: "Thank You Kindly" with the Canadian flag above (Thank You Kindly)
I just wanted to say a blanket Thank You to everyone who has been so incredibly suporitive to me over the last 24 hours. Really, guys, you've been above and beyond.

I had to be the one to tell both Mom and my sister Danika about George today. Until now, I've been saying "Fuck it if I'll be the one to tell Krista and/or Mom's family" (who still think George is the Golden Child), but I feel even more guilty for that now. And after going though that conversation twice today, it just drove home all the more how incredible you all have been to me.

I suck at Replies, mostly because I feel silly saying the same thing over and over again, like it means less if I say it twice to two people. But honestly, you all...thank you. I've gotten more support from you then I have from ppl bound to me by blood, and while I knew that was likely intelectualy, it felt totaly diffrent to see it in action. You guys totally gave me the strength to deal with all the bullshit today.

Thank you.

I'll keep you updated, but for now, everyone is just in a holding pattern until George actualy dies and Mom and I lose the house.


::handwavey away:: Fuck that bit. THANK YOU!

ETA: Southern Comfert is my new favorate drink. I know ppl usally o.O when a girl like me orders a Seven And Southern at a bar, and they O.O when I do it as a shot, but fuck, this is a good booze. I like it. I don't know why, but I do...okay, so the 100Proof has a little bit to why I like it, and how sweet it is. But you know, ::handwavey:: Past that... ::g::

torra: Dean from SPN makeing a WTF face with text (SPN: "Dude WTF?")
Even I woke up going o.O at my dream last night. The kinda morning where the first thing you say is, "Who the fuck slipped me that acid?!"

So...apparently last night, to honor the first day of Takei Pride Month, my brain desided Scrooge McDuck was gay.

Yeah. It just gets weirder from there, folks. Seriously, I haven't even gotten to the Thor product placement, or the Alien Invation yet...

So the dream switched between animated and live action a few times, but all of the dream where I actualy saw charactors from Duck Tails were animated properly. Apparently Scrooge McDuck had been with his partner for a long time by this point (an OC, another duck, I don't remember what his name was), and he'd finaly desided to tell his family about the relationship, but his grandsons wern't takeing it real well.

They wern't Huey, Duey, or Lewy, those were his great-nephews and they wern't in this dream, but maybe some of their kids? Or maybe they were Webby's kids and so only called Scrooge "Grandpa" because too many charactors on the show already called him Uncle, IDK. But Scrooge called them his Grandsons, and they called him Grandpa. And apparently they didn't like the idea of their Grandpa being a Poof.

Feather jokes asside, I mean.

But then Scrooge sat them down and they had a rather serious talk, and the kids realized how happy Scrooge was with his future-husband (at some point in the dream, they became engaged), and so finaly gave in, and there was a group hug.

Now to make things weirder (....yeah, I know), most of this dream was set in an old diner, that was somehow connected to Scrooge's youth. I think at one point, it's said that it was his Grandparent's, but that TOTALY fucks cannon backstory, so I think they must have said it was his partner's Grandparent's diner. Which makes more sence (...yes, yes, just go with it, okay?). So after the bulk of the Family Talk is done and hugged out, Disney Style, the skyies suddenly get dark and cloudy, and there's a thunder rumble. The lights go out, and the kids go looking for candles or something. While exploreing the diner, they find some nifty old Thor Memorablia from the movie in the '50's, left over from when the diner gave them out with meals to regulars (No, Thor was not a movie back then, the comic wasn't even created 'til 1962). They were all covered in cobwebs in this cubbord, but the red of the cape was still really red, and the helmets all shiney. I think there's a whole nother story there.

But we don't get it, because that's when the Aliens show up.

Apparently the clouds were the cover for the massive ships invadeing the skies. The family all gathers around to look out the dinner, then starts boarding up the windows and they put on the radio to hear the Alien's demand's broadcast.

Then someone (one of the kids, maybe?) shouts that Launchpad was out flying tonight! Quick! Someone get him in the radio!

And Launchpad was in the air...unfortunaly he was flying right in the heart of the storm clouds, with alien ships on all sides, and he wasn't going to make it out alive. The dream ends with the whole family (animated) around the old fassioned radio, and now Gyro was with them, too, instead of Scrooge's gay lover, listening to Launchpad's final words being boradcast, reporting in about the number of ships, and what they looked liked, and trying to get as much info out to the listening people as he could before he was shot down or killed.

...and that's where the dream ended.

I sware to god, I didn't so much as have a beer last night! I didn't eat a big meal before bed, or spicy food, or anything.

What the actual fuck, Brain? ::facepalm::

torra: Animated icon of Bradley James in costume doing a cartwheel, and when he throws his hand into the air with a heart above (Merlin: Bradley Cartwheeling w/Heart)
I just wanted to take a quick moment to say how AWESOME yesterday was. I plan to do a full Birthday Recap later, probably late Sunday or Monday, but I didn't want to wait that long to say:


Yesterday was....awesome, just so far beyond words right now, I can't even beguin to say. Yes, one NOT FUN bit involving a car accident and a woman going into shock and the police, but it wasn't me or my friends in the cars smashed, so that really was the only OMG!BAD bit of the day. But Major Asshole On I-5 should still be in jail right now, so so far, that too has a happy ending. \o/

Yesterday was...Honestly, guys, probably the best birtyday I've had in at least the last 15 years or so. You all were AWESOME and I love you so much!! {{{HUGS}}}

Okay, and now, I need coffee, and then later [ profile] silverprism is comeing over for Hanging Out Day. The awesome weekend goes on! \o/ Birthday Recap posts, and individual thank yous to people to come, after I get a LOT more caffiene in me. ::G::

torra: (Dr. Horrible: "hahahahahahahahahaha!")
I was filling out a servey today about Geneticly Modified Foods, how do I feel about them, do I suport the research, would I/do I eat GMF, or do I/would I feed them to my kids (no questions about foxes or boxes, or a house and a mouse, which I think will give them incompleat date, but meh).

One of the questions was a Multipul Clickey Box option about why I wouldn't eat GMF, including options like, "Not proven safe in the long term", "Bad for the enviroment", "Makes plants more suspectable to plagues/rots", etc etc. The final option "Other: Tell Us Why?"

My awnser? Other - Tell Us Why: "Two words: Zombie Apocalypse. Why, how do YOU think it'll start?"

It was a small thing, but thinking that some random person, somewhere in the world, at some point in the near future, may read that and get a small, unexpected chuckle out of an other wise tedius job really made my day. ::G::

Life's about the little things. ::G::

torra: Capt John :(  (Torchwood: Capt John :()
So...yeah, today's the one year aniversery of Joe buggering off to Asshole Land to be their new King of the Fucktards.

Cut For TL;DR Content )

Someone tell me next year will be better? Or at least that I'll spend it far more drunk?

torra: "Thank You Kindly" with the Canadian flag above (Thank You Kindly)
I was do'n really poorly yesterday, health wise, and felt like utter shit, so I went on twitter and demanded asked polightly that someone write me an SGA/Sanctuary crossover about Tessla and McKay constantly snippeing at eachothother and hateing eachother on sight, and John leaning agasint something and smirking and watching them, and then Rodney getting jelious because he thinks John likes Tessla.

AND [personal profile] pulangaraw/[ profile] wihluta MADE IT FOR ME!! AND IT IS AWESOME!

Seriously, this is the crossover you guys didn't KNOW you needed in your life, but you do! And that it's done in a combonation of story and comic just makes it all the more filled with sparkles.

GO! Read it! Leave her lots of love in the comments, because she is MADE of Win and Sparkles! And soon we will have the lab results to prove it!

Title: Sanctuary Atlantis s01e06 on LJ or DW
Fandoms: Sanctuary/SGA
Characters: Tesla, McShep
Rating: PG13

torra: Mythbusters: "Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?" (Mythbusters: Patron Saint)
I got tagged by [ profile] mercury973, and, well, I am a sucker for memes, and I haven't done one in ages.

* People who have been tagged must write the answers on their blog and replace any question they dislike with a new, original question.
* Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.
(Yeah, no, I don't tag. It's SO 20th Century! ::ajusts thick rimmed Hipster glasses:: ::tosses end of super skinny scarf over shoulder::)

Twenty Questions To Get To Know Me )


Mar. 15th, 2011 07:56 pm
torra: Animated icon of Bradley James in costume doing a cartwheel, and when he throws his hand into the air with a heart above (Merlin: Bradley Cartwheeling w/Heart)

Also, the most adorable, but he shares that with his brother and two cousins. ::G::

Okay, and maybe Clay will one day have to defend his Smartest Nephew In The World title, but for this house tonight? I AM SO FRIGG'N PROUD!

Clay is 5, turns 6 at the very end of next month, and has started school. His birth mother used meth daily durring all of her pregnancies, including both Clay and Brian's. Both have some behaivoral problems, especialy Clay, he's already been kicked out of at least one school and a class or two (at the age of less then six, so pre-school until last year) and daycare because of it, even though compared to other Meth babies, they are MUCH better then expected. They're manigable, but get frustrated and angry easily. And as with all Meth babies, there was always this fear that, despiet how incredibly smart they are, they would develop seroius learning dissabilites.

Tonight, Clay and I sat down, and he wrote his name for me. And knew all the letters. And then he wrote out that 5 5 10 and told me that Five plus Five equils Ten. And then when I showed him two ways to write that out (verticaly, and 5+5=10), Clay looked at the second way, and then wrote out 2+2=4!!

Yes, his 2's looked like S's, and his 4 was backwards, but he wrote the formula correctly on the first try, totaly without prompting! I WAS SO FRIGG'N PROUD OF HIM!! I didn't have the heart to correct his 4, I just gave him a huge hug.

He then also proudly told me that he knew that Zero plus Zero was Zero, like it was the funniest joke in the world. I then explained to him how mulitpuls worked, and he sorta got that. It was a little advanced, but he got up and watched me write out how multiplication works and studdied it very carefuly! \o/

You guys gotta understand, I'm dyslexic. The thought that Clay is so young, and picking up what still is a struggle for me? Despite his age, despite his genetics and the meth and all that crap?? I know he's adopted, so my genetic tendancy towards dyslexia dosn't apply, but still, that's not a fear you get over with kids, same way as I'll watch them both carefuly for signs of alcholal/drug abuse, or easily injured spines, or migranes.

He's READING. And he's WRITING! And he's FIVE! And I am just the proudest auntie EVER right now!

We finished off the night by reading two books, and I taught the boys how Glow In The Dark Paint works, and the whole time, all Clay wanted to do was curl up in my lap and cuddle. Awwww!

And next week? We start reading CHAPTER BOOKS!

SO PROUD! ♥ ♥ ♥

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