bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ J2 Jared on Jen's shoulde)
[livejournal.com profile] ash48 has made the most lovely J2 + Sam & Dean song vid.
Do check it out, if you want your heart to melt & your face to ache from smiling!
bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ Dean/Sam what's up)
Hi all!
I feel a bit awkward - I haven't been on LJ for quite a while & this is my first post in ages.
It's not that I'm using some other social media platform for fannish stuff - I just haven't been feeling very fannish lately. :(
However, I think the greyness may finally be lifting from me.  I had a wonderful time at my annual writing weekend last week, & I feel renewed again.  I'm also insanely excited about s9 of Supernatural starting next week! \o/

Thank you again to the kind folks who enquired after me, & I'm so sorry for worrying anyone.
*hugs*
I really didn't mean to stay away - I just found that I didn't have anything to say or share, & the longer I was away, the harder it became.
But I'm planning to change that. :)

Anyway, this vid totally says what I think about my flist.
Thank you. ♥

(Do remember to leave a comment for the amazing [livejournal.com profile] ash48.)
bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ Dean/Sam hug D smile)
Oh, wow - I've just watched the most amazing Spn vid.
It's so brilliantly executed & tells such an emotional story.  I love it.

Loving Him Was Red - Sam + Dean by [personal profile] ashdoode Sam/Dean

If you're not into Wincest, I really think this can be viewed as brotherly love.

I've also been meaning to rec a couple of stories.  They're J2 AUs with the crime boss theme.  Sometimes I just love reading about the darker side of the boys. (Although I also love all the schmoopy stuff, too, of course. *g*)

Okay, so this first verse is actually more light-hearted (though still with violence so do read the author's notes.)

Killer Romance verse by saone77

It's ex-assassin!Jensen & crimeboss!Jared (who's also rather goofy & adorable when he's not killing people.)
Bonus cast: all of The Losers as Jared's security team! \o/

This next verse is much darker (& also has an underaged Jensen so please read the warnings.)  Jared is a crime boss & Jensen is a pawn in his game plan - until he isn't & it becomes something so much more. 

Crime Boss verse by alezig

I'm going to warn again to read the author's notes & this won't be for everyone.  Frankly, it surprised me how much I like it - but I like the intensity & insanity of the bond they form.  I also have a bit of a possessive!Jared and/or Sam thing, which this feeds soooo well.  (Hmm, I also have a possesive!Jensen and/or Dean thing, actually - so, yeah, I just have a possessive! thing. *g*)

Honestly, there's so much stuff in Spn fandom that I've not really come across before & wouldn't have thought of reading.  I'm loving all the A/B/O & knotting stuff, too.  Hmmm - back to my possessive! hot button, it seems. *g* 

bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ Dean/Sam full body hug)
+ This is just the most happy-making, smile-inducing vid ever - HUGS!!!

I Need a (Supernatural) Hug by[personal profile] ash48

I can't believe all the hugs we're getting this season! ♥

Dean wuvs hugz

And a new ep is airing tonight!
*dances*
Can't wait to watch it tomorrow.
*dances some more*

+ We've entered the ballot for next year's London Marathon. There were 130,000 ballot slots & it closed in 11 hours! Wow.
Now we have to wait until Oct to see if we're lucky enough to get places. *fc*

+ We saw Ironman 3 last night! Woot!
It was amazing!

+ Bud & I passed by a house today that had a TARDIS nestbox.  How cool is that?  I couldn't see if anyone had started a nest there yet.  Oh, & we passed a field with a Shetland pony & a tiny foal in it!  Too cute.  (And of course I didn't have the camera with me today.)

+ I've been trying out some new recipes & made Malteaser Cupcakes (malted cupcakes with chocolate buttercream icing & Malteaser decorations. *g*) They seemed to be especially popular! :)

malteasercupcakes
 
+ happy May 1st/Wednesday everyone!
*hugs*

bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ Dean/Sam full body hug)
+ This is just the most happy-making, smile-inducing vid ever - HUGS!!!

I Need a (Supernatural) Hug by[personal profile] ash48

I can't believe all the hugs we're getting this season! ♥

Dean wuvs hugz

And a new ep is airing tonight!
*dances*
Can't wait to watch it tomorrow.
*dances some more*

+ We've entered the ballot for next year's London Marathon. There were 130,000 ballot slots & it closed in 11 hours! Wow.
Now we have to wait until Oct to see if we're lucky enough to get places. *fc*

+ We saw Ironman 3 last night! Woot!
It was amazing!

+ Bud & I passed by a house today that had a TARDIS nestbox.  How cool is that?  I couldn't see if anyone had started a nest there yet.  Oh, & we passed a field with a Shetland pony & a tiny foal in it!  Too cute.  (And of course I didn't have the camera with me today.)

+ I've been trying out some new recipes & made Malteaser Cupcakes (malted cupcakes with chocolate buttercream icing & Malteaser decorations. *g*) They seemed to be especially popular! :)

malteasercupcakes
 
+ happy May 1st/Wednesday everyone!
*hugs*

bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ J2 hug mine)
I adore 'bachelor auction' fic, & this one is adorable - with a deliciously flustered Jensen & I bet you can guess who 'buys' him. \o/
Yummy. ♥

Read Me Like a Book (That's Fallen Down Between Your Knees) by hkath

Jared/Jensen; NC-17; 7,681 words

---

Mr B is on holiday for Easter now & it's a cold but gorgeously sunny morning.  (Plus it's a 'sunny' day for me, too!)
We're taking Bud for a nice long walk through the fields & along the canal. 
*happy sigh*
We're so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.
bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ watching the stars)
Just read a gorgeous little story (well, 5,000 isn't exactly little, I suppose *g*) about the boys settling down & buying a motel.
It's beautifully written & very in character.

Vacancy by la-reverenda

It's probably more like pre-slash than slash, but I'm totally going with the slash - natch! ;)

---

It's snowing here - again - & so perishing cold.
I actually really like the snow, but I would love to see the sun again.  Cold & snowy & bright is lovely - but cold & wet & grey & miserable is not!
*wraps up warm in Team Winchester hoodie*

Hope everyone is warm & dry & happy!
*hugs*



bluespirit: (SGA Rodney chibi & doughnut)
+
I'm really loving the baking that I'm doing.
I've just been concentrating on muffins so far but have plans to branch out into cupcakes this week *g*
The various recipes I've tried out have all turned out really well, but I have one common problem - storage after baking.
I'm finding that the muffins start to go a little soggy once I store them (the lovely crispy sugar topping sort of melts & the sponge goes gradually soggy.)
I've Googled for help & know that it's the moisture in the muffins being 'trapped' but I can't just leave them out in the air (well, not for long.)
Following online tips, I'm currently lining the storage cake tin with paper towels which has helped a little. I can, of course, warm the muffins up before eating but Mr B actually prefers his cold. (Mind you, he's happy to eat them even if they are a bit soggy!)
I do split the batch I've made & freeze some - but surely there must be a way to store the others for a couple of days without them going soggy?

Any ideas, my lovely flist?

+
And on a completely different note - a gorgeous Wincesty song vid rec!

I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweet by [personal profile] glovered

Happy Sunday everyone! ♥


bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ TANDEM!!)
So, I saw on the news this morning that it's UN Happiness day. Hmmm, slightly weird, but I'm all about counting my blessings at the moment. Things have been going pretty well depression-wise - although I had a really bad morning yesterday & then suddenly it felt like the sun began shining at around 3pm.

So, in no particular order - stuff that's been/is making me happy:

+ baking! I made two batches of muffins yesterday afternoon - pear & ginger, & lemon & raspberry. They both turned out pretty yummy! Although I won't add as many raspberries next time.  I followed the recipe exactly, but there were too many & it made some of the muffins a bit too squishy on the bottom. Still tasted nice though! *g*

+ the lovely [personal profile] hilde has sent me a cupcake recipe book! \o/ Guess what's on my to bake list now. :)

+ my sister-in-law N (Mr B's youngest sister) got married on Sunday. They decided to hold the wedding at Tunnels Beach in North Devon. Despite terrible weather the day before & on Sunday morning, the afternoon was actually sunny & the ceremony went ahead outside! (It was still a bit nippy but it looked glorious.) Watching them say their vows as the waves crashed on the shore was simply magical. The whole thing was just wonderful. I have the best family-in-law, & it was brilliant to spend the weekend with them.

pic )

+ new Spn tonight in the US (so tomorrow for us!) Woot!

+ this amazing Sam & Dean song vid. It's heartbreaking, but it made me happy, too because it's all about how much these boys love each other.

+ Justified. Damn - how can one show be this good? Gah!

+ my silly & gorgeous Bud (of course!) ♥

I hope everyone has something making them happy today!
*hugs*



Books

13 Dec 2012 10:36 am
bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ Dean reads)
I treated myself to 'The Essential Supernatural: On the Road with Sam and Dean Winchester' coffee table book & oh my goodness - it's fabulous!
It's a lovely large size hardback & is filled with gorgeous glossy pics (as well as fun little add-in stuff like postcards & stickers - & even an air freshner for the Impala! *g*)
I'm still working my way through it, but I can really rec it.  It's just a lovely thing to have - a real kind of 'event' book, if you know what I mean.

If you do fancy getting it & are in the UK, then I got mine from WH Smith online - it was only £19.19 (with free delivery) as opposed to £25 at Amazon.  The rrp is £29.99 so that's a pretty epic saving.



 

Gif by [personal profile] fiercelynormal

Speaking of lovely books to indulge in... [personal profile] xanthe  has just released 'Ricochet' in paperback form!  So, if (like me) you love to hold a real book in your hands - then why not treat yourself.  Or a friend?  It's nearly that time of year... :)


We're off to see The Hobbit this evening.
Can. Not. Wait!!!!
*dances*

bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ Dean/Sam always)
I just had to rec this amazing Spn song vid by Frozensify. 

Dents & Cracks
  (links goes to youtube as embedding has been disabled)

Oh, my heart! It's so intense & bittersweet - & just so, so perfectly done.
I think it's just Sam&Dean but it plays completely as Wincest, if you choose to look at it that way (which I do! *g*)



bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ TANDEM!!)
So, after a few bad days with my depression I'm feeling much brighter today.
The new boiler is all done & wow, you can really tell the difference - the house feels so much warmer & it's lovely to have limitless hot water on tap.  Bud made friends with the plumbers (a father & son team who also have a black Lab!) & so got lots of fuss & snuggles. :)

So, I thought I'd share a few other things that are very happy-making:

This song vid by [personal profile] elandrialore ! It's just the most perfect Steve&Dannyaresomarried vid ever!

It's In His Kiss by [personal profile] munibunny  It's a fabulous J2 version of Pretty Woman with billionairre!Jensen & hooker!Jared.  It made me go all warm inside - it's so lovely. ♥

+ A Tiny Piece of You by [personal profile] crackedbuthappy  It's a beautifully romantic J2 version of Return to Me. *happy sigh*

+ Top This by leonidaslion  Wow - just a very, very hot Dean/Sam pwp with bottom!Dean. Yowza!

I've also watched Ten Inch Hero with Jensen & absolutely loved it!  (I'll upload it when I have a sec & will have more of a squee then. *g*)

Happy Monday, all!

bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ smiling Dean)
After watching Spn's season premiere last night & loving having our boys back, a rec on [livejournal.com profile] crack_impala caught my eye. It's a lovely little story - kind of bittersweet but with touches of humour & a perfectly Winchester ending. ♥

Me, My Dad, and Dean by [livejournal.com profile] weekend_exile

Dean/Sam, PG

Author's summaryAU where Jess doesn't die while Sam's at Stanford, and they get married and have a kid. Jess dies soon after, though, and after that, it's just Sam. And that's where Dean comes in, guns blazing.

It's written from the POV of Sam's son.

Happy Friday, folks!
*hugs*
bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ smiling Dean)
After watching Spn's season premiere last night & loving having our boys back, a rec on [livejournal.com profile] crack_impala caught my eye. It's a lovely little story - kind of bittersweet but with touches of humour & a perfectly Winchester ending. ♥

Me, My Dad, and Dean by [livejournal.com profile] weekend_exile

Dean/Sam, PG

Author's summaryAU where Jess doesn't die while Sam's at Stanford, and they get married and have a kid. Jess dies soon after, though, and after that, it's just Sam. And that's where Dean comes in, guns blazing.

It's written from the POV of Sam's son.

Happy Friday, folks!
*hugs*
bluespirit: (5-O Steve & Danny walking close)
It's short & sweet & totally made me smile. :)

Takes One to Know One by [livejournal.com profile] teand (non-graphic Steve/Danny, Dean/Sam)


And on a completely unrelated note, people have started to use [livejournal.com profile] h50_noticeboard! \o/



Credit: [livejournal.com profile] fiercelynormal :)
bluespirit: (5-O Steve & Danny walking close)
It's short & sweet & totally made me smile. :)

Takes One to Know One by [livejournal.com profile] teand (non-graphic Steve/Danny, Dean/Sam)


And on a completely unrelated note, people have started to use [livejournal.com profile] h50_noticeboard! \o/



Credit: [livejournal.com profile] fiercelynormal :)
bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ TANDEM!!)
Channel surfing (or on youtube here)

I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I will say that it's slick, clever, funny & totally made me grin. ♥

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jimandblair for the heads up.
bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ TANDEM!!)
Channel surfing (or on youtube here)

I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I will say that it's slick, clever, funny & totally made me grin. ♥

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jimandblair for the heads up.
bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ side by side)
Oh wow - I'm absolutely breathless.
[livejournal.com profile] bellewhan has created the most amazing piece of art for me as part of the handmade meme.*
Honestly - it's completely stunning & I simply can't do justice to it with words... but Dean basically is the Michael sword.
*stunned awe*
You have to see it for yourself!

* I still have three pieces outstanding for my handmade meme. I'm so sorry it's taking me so long folks (you know who you are!) but I will get them done. (Though probably not by the end of the 'year'!)
bluespirit: (Supernatural ~ side by side)
Oh wow - I'm absolutely breathless.
[livejournal.com profile] bellewhan has created the most amazing piece of art for me as part of the handmade meme.*
Honestly - it's completely stunning & I simply can't do justice to it with words... but Dean basically is the Michael sword.
*stunned awe*
You have to see it for yourself!

* I still have three pieces outstanding for my handmade meme. I'm so sorry it's taking me so long folks (you know who you are!) but I will get them done. (Though probably not by the end of the 'year'!)

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