vlredreign
03 January 2015 @ 04:08 pm
HAPPY NEW YEAR! AND...HAI!!  
How's everyone?

Where have I been? Ummm...working, reading...working...

First, need to do a belated but heartfelt thank you to [info]rebeccama, [info]wynkat and [info]celandineb for the lovely Christmas cards, and to [info]minuial_nuwing for the beautiful e-card. Thanks for brightening my holidays, ladies!

Sorry for being absent. Been dealing with a long-time health issue that I finally got off my ass and did something about. Sucks that I chose the holiday to do it, but it's getting better, so here's to better health for 2015. Hell, I even joined the local gym, just waiting for the doc to give me the go-ahead.

I have one resolution this year. It's really simple. Don't Worry, Be Happy. Basically, all this means is to stop stressing over every little thing, thereby keeping blood pressure down. Find something every day to smile about, no matter how small. And to rest more, eat better and remember: bacon is good, bacon jerky is awesome, maple bacon chips are the bomb...but, while yummy, moderation, yo! This part's gonna be hard, lol. I love bacon!!!

I'll also try to do a better job of posting. I still interact with some of you on and off social media, but need to be better about is, so, there you go.

Stop by and say hai if you're around!
 
 
vlredreign
27 March 2014 @ 09:49 am
YAHOO STRIKES AGAIN!  
FLIST!!!

DO NOT OPEN ANY EMAILS FROM ME FROM YAHOO. I HAVE BEEN HACKED AGAIN. JFC.

***NOTE

I use gmail as my primary email. If it doesn't come from there, don't open it.
 
 
vlredreign
11 February 2014 @ 12:16 pm
Bye, Vamphile  
My heart hurts today.

I 'met' [profile] epicallytired, aka Vamphile, through BJFic.net. I think the first fic of hers that I read was All Mistakes Are Temporary, also known by the name End Done Right. I remember gushing to her in a review at BJF. She was very sweet, and let me know that she was posting a fic on LJ. That fic became the first part of the amazing Keeping series, Brother's Keeper.

I later became more familiar with her through LJ and IJ, and, at one time, was the keeper of her commas.

You see, Vamp had an unnatural aversion to punctuation. XD There were times when she'd send me a chapter of something and said, "Hey, so can you throw some commas and shit in there?" It was a running joke between us.

Vamp had a gift. Not just for writing, but for dialogue. No one in QAF fandom can top her on that score. She had a version of Brian and Justin that, for me, was always kind of the 'real' Brian and Justin. She had them saying things that I could imagine coming out of their mouths. She was never fluffy, and I loved that. Funny, yes, but never fluffy. She could break you with her words. Remember Whore In A Hoodie? I spent weeks looking over her drabbles and just...hurting. Anyone who can do that with 100 words at a time is a genius. And she was.

I was lucky enough to be allowed to write a fic in her Visible verse, with the stipulation that she read and approve it before I posted. She did, and told me good job. I grinned for a week.

[personal profile] firehead30 once told me that Vamp 'had a voice like a phone sex operator'. I spoke to Vamp once on the phone for a few hours, and Fire was right. Vamp had the sexiest voice and the most boisterous laugh. Like, deep belly laughs. She was partly responsible for luring me into Supernatural.

I could talk about her all day. I should have done it sooner. I think she knew that I adored her. I will miss her always.

Those of us who knew her, who loved her stories, take a moment to remember this wonderful, sometimes tortured, brilliant soul. Share her stories with those new to fandom.

It just occurred to me that both inhabitants of The Church Of Brian And Justin are gone. But their words remain. If there is a Heaven, I hope that Valerie Z and Vamp are there, writing porn and laughing about monkey butlers.
 
 
vlredreign
02 November 2013 @ 07:07 pm
Well, I'm off to an auspicious start...NOT  
So I got one of those Nano widget thingies.



Not a good beginning. But hey, Rome wasn't built in a day, either. XDD
 
 
vlredreign
30 October 2013 @ 11:14 am
I DID SOMETHING MONUMENTALLY INSANE  
I SIGNED UP FOR NANO.

o.O

Yes, I did.

I don't know if it will hit 50K or not. The story will end where it ends.

Oh...and it ain't porn. In fact, there are no pairings. It's just a story that's been in my head for about 6 months. And I'm gonna go for it.

WISH ME LUCK!
 
 
vlredreign
04 September 2013 @ 12:04 am
ROTFL LOLOLOLOLOLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!  
I CAN'T!!!! I'M SO FUCKING AMUSED RIGHT NOW!!!!


Your result for The Remarkably Thorough Harry Potter Character Test...

Bellatrix Lestrange

"Avada Kedavra! Oh, it's just a fox."



 


You are Bellatrix Lestrange, Death Eater and sister of Narcissa Malfoy. Bellatrix is loud, snobbish, and completely insane. Without even having to speak, Bellatrix already has a very menacing demeanor about her; luckily for everyone in the wizarding world, though, she doesn’t attempt to hide her madness. She thoroughly enjoys dominating and humiliating others (especially if they’re Muggle-born), and tends to react convulsively to stressful situations. As a Death Eater, she is enamored with Voldemort, swooning over him as a little girl does to a schoolyard crush. However, Voldemort barely ever acknowledges her loyalty, which causes her to constantly crave his attention. You and Bellatrix are similar in the sense that neither of you have a true goal in life other than self-gratification. Like Bellatrix, you do not seek the approval of society at large, but it’s likely that there is one special person for whom you would do anything. If you don’t have a special someone, then you probably have a group of friends that receive a small part of your attention. Where’s the other part? Why, it’s going toward the things that you want most out of life, of course. Whatever those things may be, you are determined to fulfill your desires and you will do pretty much anything to get them. Try not to get sucked into the tediousness of unrequited love - it’ll just distract you!


 


In short, you are more:



Impulsive than cautious


Immature than mature


Arrogant than modest


Weird than normal


Extroverted than introverted



 


Your polar opposite is Remus Lupin.

Take The Remarkably Thorough Harry Potter Character Test at HelloQuizzy

 
 
vlredreign
27 August 2013 @ 12:40 pm
BBTP TIME IS NEAR!!  
REMINDER TIME!!

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Any fandom, original characters, art, videos, anything that's porny! All you gotta do is link to the comm! It's that easy!
 
 
vlredreign
10 August 2013 @ 06:16 pm
OMG, I posted fic!  
Title: Water, Sometimes Oil
Author:[personal profile] vlredreign
Artist:[personal profile] qafmaniac
Beta(s): Minxie
Type: Crack!fic – Fandom Fusion (Harry Potter, QAF, Glam)
Word Count: ~9,500
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Tommy Joe Ratliff, Justin Taylor, Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Brian Kinney, Adam Lambert, Blaise Zabini, Hermione Granger, mentions of other fandom characters, OFC, various other OCs
Content/Warnings/Enticements: Mention of sex, lots of bad language, drug use, abuse of the English language. Also, there is nothing remotely serious about this fic.
Summary: The gods have a real hate for golden hair. And a sadistic love of wells.
A/N:Mad, mad love to Minxie for riding my ass to get this done, encouraging me along the way when I wanted to chuck the damn thing, and cracking the whip when I needed a spanking. NO BULLSHIT, BB. Thanks to [personal profile] toobusy2write for cheerleading early on, and [personal profile] qafmaniac for the arts and squee. You still rock
my socks!

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Link to fic master post: On AO3.
Link to art master post: On DW or on LJ.

This fic came about during a phone call with Minxie. We were talking about various fics from various fandoms, and I said, "Why do people always throw the blonds down the well?" After laughing about that, I told her, "You know, I oughta write a fic where I throw Tommy Joe down a real well. And Justin and Draco could keep him company."

We probably laughed harder than is socially acceptable, because we didn't care if or how they got out, we just wanted them down the well.

So when the TJRBB came up, I dug up that idea and...here you go.
 
 
vlredreign
17 July 2013 @ 01:32 pm
PORN TIEMZ IS COMING!!!!  
DO EEEEEET!!!!! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


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vlredreign
13 July 2013 @ 08:39 pm
There is no justice, there's just us.  
So, George Zimmerman just made it acceptable for any white man carrying a gun to kill unarmed black teenage boys.

Way to go, Florida.

And here's the part I dread. When I go to work tomorrow, where I am 1 of 2 black people in a workforce of 100+, people are gonna ask me, "So, what do you think about the verdict?"

My answer will be this.

"OH, I FEEL GREAT. LONG AS I DON'T HAVE TO WALK HOME, YOU KNOW. AFTER ALL, THIS IS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, EVERYONE WEARS HOODIES HERE. EXCEPT WHEN THEY SEE I'M BLACK, WELL...SHOULD BE OKAY. I MEAN, I'M AMERICAN, RIGHT?"

Yeah. We see how well that worked for Trayvon Martin.
 
 
vlredreign
26 June 2013 @ 12:30 pm
In Celebration of Today's DOMA and Prop 8 Ruling  
...and in celebration of Pride Month, I give you one of my favorite Queer As Folk vids.

PROUD, by Heather Small




This video is about love. This song is about love, and empowerment. And never has it been more apropos than today.

I'm wearing my Pride beads to work today.

I step out of the ordinary
I can feel my soul ascending
I'm on my way can't stop me now
And you can do the same, yeah
 
 
vlredreign
10 March 2013 @ 06:27 pm
The Wonderful WTFery and Wankery That Is QAF Fandom  
Fandom...I would have words.

To start with, I have met enough of you and/or had long, lengthy phone convos with you that you know I'm real. For those who haven't met me before...

My name is not actually Red. Although some of you that I've met call me that. I'm female, Black, 50, married, 2 daughters and a new grandson.

There you go. Ask anyone, they'll verify this. They may tell you my real name. I don't care. Seriously. In fact, in the spirit of disclosure, I'll tell you. It's Shawn, okay?

Now, onto the WTFery that manifested this weekend. )
 
 
vlredreign
01 March 2013 @ 11:03 pm
I'm gonna just toss this out there...  
JUPITER'S FUCKING COCK!!! SPARTACUS IS GONNA FUCKING KILL ME!!!!

K, as you were.
 
 
vlredreign
03 February 2013 @ 07:05 pm
Superbowl Sunday  
Ravens own the first half, Beyonce, DESTINY'S CHILD REUNION OMG!!, Clydesdale commercial, 109 yd kickoff return for touchdown...40 MINUTE POWER OUTAGE...

And now the fucking 49ers are coming back. GDI.

I LOVE FOOTBALL!

PS, PLEASE HURRY THE FUCK UP AND START, BASEBALL SEASON, KTHANKS!
 
 
vlredreign
25 January 2013 @ 11:12 pm
Sad day  
Through [personal profile] qafmaniac, I just learned that Valerie Lewis, LJ's [personal profile] valerie_z, passed away. Her sister made a post on LJ, you can read it here

She is and will always be one of my favorite Queer As Folk writers. Blissed and Lucky remain two of my favorite fics ever. I can't read Blissed without nearly peeing my pants laughing. Same goes for Lucky and the infamous 'monkey butler', and of course, Brian Kinney Saves The Universe, aka Brian becomes a US Senator. This is how I will remember her. Her gift for writing the funniest fic ever. She will be missed.

My condolences to her family and friends.