April 30, 2009


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Does anybody else look at those ridiculous “One Flat Stomach Rule: Obey” ads online and think Daleks?  “Obey…obey…”

Just think how boring I’d be if I’d watched regular TV at an impressionable age instead.  😛


April 29, 2009

Chapter 13

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 9:33 am by vrtrakowski

Short and late, but up. *grumble* I need more sleep.

Palmer’s Kiss, Chapter 13.

April 23, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 10:31 pm by vrtrakowski

I wasn’t going to take this plot bunny seriously, but oh well, thank you seanan_mcguire.  *snerk*  Iron Man, Tony/Pepper, rated PG.  Read at your own risk due to, um, provocative imagery, and no, it’s not what you’re thinking of.

Banner and rapid betaing by Cincoflex, who never fails me!


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April 22, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 11:18 am by vrtrakowski

My boss (one of them) just came in to wish me a happy Administrative Professionals’ Day and promise to take me out to lunch on Friday. It quite boggled me, because though I’ve had the title of “secretary” for going on two years now, it never occurred to me to apply that sort of recognition to myself–not that I knew that was today anyway.

I love her dearly, I appreciate the gesture, and I kind of wish she hadn’t thought of it, because that sort of recognition makes me uncomfortable. But I can hardly refuse.

It’s just one of those things that shifts my perception slightly. It’s probably good for me.

April 21, 2009

Chapter 12

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The latest chapter of Palmer’s Kiss is now up, with much genuflecting in Cincoflex’s direction! *hearts* This fandom has changed me; I didn’t used to think of a chapter of over 4400 words as “short”. Oh well, so goes the bunny.

Another for the fans of Mr. Downey

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Bits from an interview here. Both Iron Man 2 and Sherlock Holmes.  No new photos, though.

April 16, 2009

On dreams and art

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 11:48 am by vrtrakowski

Last night I dreamed of tidal waves, cliffs, churches, salt and ice, and Dale Midkiff.  Also that I was dreaming, which was disorienting when I thought myself to be awake anyway.

My latest plot bunny is running in my veins like a virus, and the only thing keeping me from working on it at my lunch break is the fact that if I start I probably won’t be able to stop.  Well, that and it’s probably going to be NC-17, muse willing, and this is a work computer.  It’s not letting me work on PK or anything else, which could be a problem given that I haven’t finished the next chapter yet, but I suppose I could take a week off if I had to.  I’m hoping I can get this one done by Sunday, at least in rough draft.

It’s an odd piece.  Much more angsty than I usually do, particularly for this fandom, and it is very defined–I know what’s to happen, it’s just a matter of getting the characters there.  The thing is, it’s full of emotion, and I keep looking at what I’ve written and wondering where the heck it’s all coming from, because I haven’t experienced anything remotely like what I’m putting Pepper through.  More so than usual, that is.

This sort of push from a story is rare, and I love it even as I grumble about it.  I wrote almost three thousand words yesterday, which is more than what I’d push for during NaNoWriMo, and I stopped only because I ran out of time.

I don’t even know if people will like this one, and it’ll probably be a while before I post it.  But just to write it is a joy all its own.

April 14, 2009

Palmer’s Kiss, Chapter 11

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Now up.  This chapter is dedicated to my sister-in-love, who not only introduced me to the term Tony uses within, but shares his opinion thereof, if not for the same reasons.  And, of course, Cincoflex is why this story exists at all!

Golly, I’m hungry.

April 11, 2009

Happy Pre-Easter!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 11:03 am by vrtrakowski

First off, I want to recommend Cincoflex’s new Pseudonym to all you Happy Hogan (or Copra Cabana) fans out there. Even taciturn chauffeurs need love, and she supplies it perfectly!

Second, she’s also mostly responsible for Feast, which is an Easter story only for the eggs as it misses the original point entirely. But it was fun to write. Please note, I am resurrecting my personal rating of Unabashedly Sentimental for this one. Previously unknown levels of fluff. You Have Been Warned.

Now, do I bother going in to work this afternoon, or not?

April 8, 2009


Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 8:07 pm by vrtrakowski

A plot bunny fastened itself on my ankle yesterday.  It is now well past my knee and still gnawing, and it’s so angsty I shudder to make Cincoflex read it.

Gotta admit I’m having fun, though.

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