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Yesterday I missed the showings of West Wing on Sky Atlantic so missed the glorious return of Sam Seaborn. Which I still have issues about. I mean, I get not wanting to blow the Rob Lowe reveal at the same time as everyone else who returned for "Requeim," and I love the callback to "Two Gunmen" with Josh pulling Sam out of a board meeting. But for me, and I have said this for 11 years, there is nothing, short of a full body cast, that would have prevented Sam being at Leo's funeral. And even then, he would have convinced someone to get him there AMA.

Today was " Instituitional Memory" and "Tomorrow" - I still love Kate and Will and one day will write the fic where she follows him to Oregon and they make a go of it. Because I have it written in my head! The CJ and Danny stuff really works for me and I love the Santos/Helen relationship, the banter between them the morning of the inauguration was super.

I got teary at several points during the finale, especially when Bartlet was doing his little walk around. And during his goodbye with CJ. And when CJ and Josh were in Leo's office, and during Mallory's last little look around before she left.

However, the scene at the end, where Jed unwraps the gift and it's the napkin? Big ugly cry. Huge big ugly cry, even after all these years.
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Random blathering to make a post...

The West Wing season seven, and more especially "Election Day part one" - it was on here on Sky Atlantic a couple of days ago and I ended up watching it again. I'd forgotten the cuteness of all the hook ups between the Santos campaign at the start, and the wonder that was the "AT LAST!" of Josh and Donna. But am I the only person who, when Annabeth starts walking down the corridor at the end, turns it off? Because I watched it to the end when it aired but I've turned it off every time since!

In a similar note, I watched part two with breakfast this morning. And cried. You'd think eleven years would make it easier but no!

In more recent tv news, I'm catching up on The Flash and ok, fine, I accept that my favourite Joe is not of the desired demographic and post Barry's trip to the future they all have only one thing in mind. But nobody, not one person has referenced the CAPTAIN Joe West of the ticker? I thought that it might be just that Cisco/Barry hadn't paid attention to that part of it but then in the start of "Attack on Gorrila City" there are several close ups of Barry, board in full view behind him, Cpt Joe West writ clear as day on it! Does no one care that Joe is apparently in for a promotion? Or is no one worried about how Singh might vacate his office to facilitate such a promotion? Just me then? Ok.
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I was posting. Then I went back to work and to a class that suck the life right out of me. Is it June yet?

On the other hand, I did do February Bingo at one million words. And I did a blackout so yay me? Details under the cut.

9 stories in The Flash fandom, one Joe/Cecile, eight Joe/Caitlin )

I know I have other stuff to say but yeah. That's about it.
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Meant to post yesterday about Sherlocky stuff but went to bed at 6.15 with a migraine. Oh well.

And then, tonight I had a Board of Management meeting (the curse of seniority, let me tell it to you) and I get home and find out Miguel Ferrer has passed away? Oh man, I had heard the rumours but I was hoping they were just that. I really have grown to love Granger on NCIS LA, he's got a dry snark that I really appreciate. He's going to be missed, no doubt.


Jan. 15th, 2017 10:38 pm
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So I was doing well with posting and then I went back to work and it all went to shit in more ways than one. But hey ho!

I have just finished watching The Final Problem

spoilers beneath the cut )


Jan. 8th, 2017 08:40 pm
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So in a fit of insanity, I appear to have signed up for a Gen Prompt Bingo Card?! Because I go back go work tomorrow and I don't have enough to do < / sarcasm>

Here it is!
The Sky at Night The Sound of Footsteps Quarantine A Mystery to Investigate Honey
Could it be Ritual? Archaeologists and their Theories. A Blackmail Attempt It was a Dark and Stormy Night Extraordinary The Oncoming Storm
A Gentle Fall of Rain Dusk Wild Card Shopping Together Winter
Someone gains Purpose Poker Night Worst case scenario Afternoon Home-cooking
Priceless Soft Bread and Circuses Food, cooking and mealtimes Everything Changes

So if anyone were to have any notions of how this thing could be filled, hit me in the comments!
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Day 06

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.

Sweet Christmas, if there was ever a post that I hate to write, this is it. I am not good at asking for things. I don't even ask my husband for things for my birthday/Christmas because I am so bad at it. And this is when he actually asks me what I'd like and I still can't do it!!!

However. I will try.

1. Joe West. Not that I want an actual Joe West, though obviously I would not say no. But he's my favourite on The Flash - not a word of a lie, Jesse is the reason I watched in the first place - and I think mostly because the demographic of the show skews more towards the Barry/Iris/Cisco age group, most of the fandom doesn't seem to be as interested in him. (Yes, this is my way of saying I am old. Certainly fandom old). I need more fandom stuff related to him. Now I ship him with Caitlin which, of course, is a ship of one, (maybe less than half a dozen if the AO3 comments/kudos are anything to go by) but ship is not my be all and end all. (Especially since the Joe/Cecile things I wrote got barely more views than the Joe/Caitlin ones.)
But yes, Joe. Give me fic, give me icons. Make them Joe on his own, Joe/Cecile or Joe/Caitlin. But more Joe, please!

2. I miss being active on LJ/DW and chatting to people about fannish stuff. And non fannish stuff. So I'm hoping to be more active this year and would love new journals to read and communities to follow. So if anyone knows anything based on my interests or wants to friend me, go ahead!!!

3 . Fic or fic recs for any of the following pairs - Molly/Lestrade (Sherlock) , Diggle/Felicity (Arrow) , Luke Cage/Claire Temple (Luke Cage etc etc) ... I am trying to think of other pairings I like and cannot think of any, not because there aren't any but because my mind has gone blank. Basically, if it's a rare pair, I'm probably going to ship it because that's how my mind works so if there is anything out there, let me know!
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In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Fandom: Sleepy Hollow
Title : Shoqued
Author : Ambrosia Jones
Link :
So, back before Sleepy Hollow did the thing they did that killed the show in my and many other fans mind, there was this epic fic that explored the backstory of Abbie and Jenny's dad. As with so much in season three, I would argue that this is better than the show. It also has a little Frank/Jenny thrown in ( yet another thing the show done missed the boat on, as well as effing up Frank's storyline in general) and Daddy Mills is fancast as Dennis Haysbert. Now, James McDaniel, I love you, but face it, DENNIS HAYSBERT!!!

Fandom: Sherlock
Title: An Avalanche of Detour Signs
Author : gyzym
Link :
Written before season three aired but fits in with canon up to them. Also resolves that cliffhanger better than the show did. It's over 50000 words of Molly Hooper fic, showing the first two seasons and more through her eyes and she falls in love with our favourite Detective Inspector along the way. It's beautiful and angsty and heartbreaking and perfectly in character and if you like Molly/Lestrade, you will never need to read another fic again after this.

Fandom: Luke Cage
Title: Night Nurse
Author : igrockspock
It is a mystery to me that after Luke Cage aired, there were not shed loads of Luke/Claire fic on AO3. (I side eye the fact that there is more Shades/Mariah up there. I side eye hard.) This is a lovely look at what Claire does post season one and it's a lot more than sit around and wait for Luke.

Fandom: Arrow
Title: Knight in Shining Armour
Author : SmoakScreen
Because Diggle/Felicity is the rare pair to end them all and this is awesome. Bodyguard AU where they're perfectly in character.
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Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

I saw this and said "changed my life"? Nothing's ever affected me that profoundly.

Then I thought.

Stargate SG1 was the first fandom that I got into online. I started watching the show in the year 2000 and the first ep I saw was Holiday which was a hoot because let's face it, I love a good body swap episode. (I love a bad body swap episode but that's another story). Knowing nothing about the relationships, I was convinced Sam and Daniel were a couple (sample dialogue - "come on, Daniel, you can't die on me now," to which a 'comatose' Daniel replies "It's nice to know you don't just like me for my looks" -- I have shipped for SO much less!) and was shocked when they weren't. An Internet search led me to the old Statisical Outliers site where I first encountered / met neonhummingbird and I joined mailing lists (back in the day, y'all!) for Sam/Daniel where I met other like minded people. It's also where I first posted fanfic, and read all of the Sam/Daniel stuff I could get my hands on. (We were a small crew, but when I think back on some of the doc written... Man, we were good! I mean of course, other people. Not me. *puts away my own trumpet*)

In 2000, I went to London for the SG2 con and after that, on the mailing lists, discovered that one of the girls from it had also been at the con. We, as well as two others from the list, all met up at SG3 the following year and did a lot more SG cons together in the years since. We don't meet up as much any more but when we do, it's always great fun and like no time has passed at all.

And of course, it was at one of those SG cons that I met my husband! We'll be married 9 years in June and our little girl just turned seven.

So there you have it - the fandom that changed my life.

ETA: How to link a username on dreamwidth?!
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So the challenge for today was 3 self recs. Which usually not my thing to do but hey ho. One of these is from 2015, the other two were both written in 2016 which it is still too early in the day to be calling last year! All three are from The Flash

Title: lost somewhere between now and then
Fandom : The Flash
Pairing: Joe West/Mama West (not Francine!)

This was written between season one and two, before we knew anything about Francine and not to toot my own horn or anything but I prefer my story to the one they used in the show. This draws slightly from the comic arcs (which I haven't read, only seen referenced on message boards, so any mistakes are mine and don't go expecting total fidelity), features a quite out of character Rip Hunter (also written before LOT aired) and bounces between two timelines. I like the ending which might be the only bit that does fit in with the show continuity!

Title: Central City on the Edge of Forever
Fandom: The Flash
Pairing: Joe West/Caitlin Snow

This was my 2016 Het Big Bang and I love it so much. The premise came about when I wondered what would happen if Joe and Caitlin were the same age. Which led me to throwing Caitlin back in time 20 years through never explained hand wavey science and seeing what happened. People commented that they didn't expect the ending to be what it was, but in a good way, and I think that's one of my favourite parts of the story - I did intend to do something else with the ending but couldn't figure it out and then I thought "what if" and it changed the whole story, opened it up to Het Big Bang type proportions. The title is a play on the Classic Star Trek episode which i came up with after hearing a throwaway line in the season three finale of Sleepy Hollow, of all things. So at least one good thing came out of that clusterfuck.

Title: Dance You Into The Dawn
Fandom: The Flash
Pairing: Joe West/Caitlin Snow
Link :

On comment fic, a request was made for a Strictly Come Dancing AU and it was made on opening weekend when I was all Strictly-fied and also, and no-one believes me when I say this, but I have all my songs picked out for if I were ever to be on the show, I have a playlist on my iPod and after watching skating for years, hearing music and seeing dancing/skating is second nature to me. So sketching out a fic where I have Joe as a singer and Caitlin as a pro dancer was very easy because I could find songs for each dance fairly easily and then it was a matter of finding the story to go along with it. I was off work for nearly three weeks with a chest infection that would not quit when I was writing this and it may have saved my sanity a little.
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So I have been reading a lot about people deleting their LJs with the new move to Russian servers, which I can't comment on because I know nothing about it (I will read up, I promise!) and I think this year I've done very little with either LJ or DW but assuming I get back into it in the New Year, which I really want to do, this is me just checking in to say that if I'm not friends with you on DW, I have the same user name over there, so feel free to friend. Or comment here and I'll friend you!!!

Also if anyone knows any comms on DW relevant to my interests, let me know!!

In other news - one day left in this accursed year. So ready for 2017!
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So I finally got around to watching the season two opener.

well all righty then )
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My second NCIS Reverse Bang fic!

Title: now the time has come to leave you
Author: helsinkibaby
Artist: rosemalmaison 
Genre: Gen, Het
Pairing(s): Tony/Ziva at the very end. 
Rating: G
Length: 3,693
Summary: Tony prepares to leave NCIS
Spoilers: Vague spoilers for anything that's aired so far. Nothing spoilery for the finale, bound to be Jossed by the time this is posted!
Warnings: none
Link(s) to story: Here on AO3
Link(s) to art (if posted separately from the story by the artist):    Here 

helsinkibaby: (worfwrite)
My first post for the NCIS Reverse Big Bang

Title: The Watch
Author: helsinkibaby 
Artist: jillyjames 
Genre: Het
Pairing(s): Timothy McGee/Ellie Bishop
Rating: T
Length: 6,271
Summary: An undercover assignment when he's thinking about his past makes Tim reconsider his future. 
Spoilers: None 
Warnings: Minor character death. 
Link to story: On AO3
Link to art (if posted separately from the story by the artist):  Art Post

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7 fics for 9 prompts on the fluff 4 card.

Prompt: vows of love
The Flash, Joe West/Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon, 1806 words

Prompt: friendship
The X Files, John Doggett & Dana Scully, 1054 words

Prompts: engagement, brothers
Warehouse 13/The Following, 1459 words

Prompt: holding hands
Arrow, Quentin Lance/Donna Smoak, 309 words

Prompt : newborn child
Arrow, John Diggle/Felicity Smoak, 1127 words

Prompts : lake, sunset
Sleepy Hollow, Frank Irving/Jenny Mills, 1642 words

Prompt : childhood memories
The X Files, John Doggett/Monica Reyes, 2055 words
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Meme stolen from leobrat!

comment here if you want to play, and I will give you three-six couples that I associate with you, and you make an entry in your journal talking about those couples and fics that you wish the universe would write for you

And fic, a single line bingo for the February Bingo music 5 card at 1_million_words ::

Prompt: pop
MCU, Steve Rogers/Darcy Lewis, 823 words

Prompt : Jack and Diane
Arrow, Quentin Lance/Donna Smoak, 373 words

Prompt : don't do me like that
The Flash, Joe West/Caitlin Snow, 2044 words
helsinkibaby: (theflash_joecaitlin_earth2)
The card was Music 2. I swapped "Rambling Man" for "Love in an elevator" and combined two other prompts into one fic, so here are the eight pieces I did for this challenge.

Now off to noodle upon Fluff 4 and Music 5!

Prompt: barbie girl
Arrow, Quentin Lance/Donna Smoak, 489 words

Prompt: stairway to heaven
Sleepy Hollow, Frank Irving/Jenny Mills, 410 words

Prompt : crash and burn
The Flash, Joe West/Caitlin Snow, 1461 words

Prompt : you're still you
Arrow, Felicity Smoak/John Diggle, 641 words

Prompt : hooked on a feeling
The Flash, Joe West/Caitlin Snow, 505 words

Prompt : buffalo bill
The X Files, John Doggett/Monica Reyes, 434 words

Prompts: bang bang, not fair
The Flash, Joe West/Caitlin Snow, 1217 words

Prompt: love in an elevator (swapped with "Rambling Man")
The Flash, Joe West/Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon, 821 words
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Oh Marvel Cinematic Universe fandom, you are your own crazy beast. I filled a couple of Steve/Darcy prompts at comment fic this week... Tonight's one has been up a little over an hour, I literally wrote it and posted it and currently it's at 127 hits and 20 kudos, one comment. The one I did on Monday? Is a one sentence fill. It is 69 words long. Current stats? 502 hits, 38 kudos. Compared to things I have slaved over, like the one I did for The Flash Big Bang (I still like my Mama West head canon more than the shows!) which is 13k words, 89 hits and 5 kudos!

This is one of those fandom things that I guess could make you crazy if you looked too deep into it, right?

In other fandom news, RTE are getting X Files the day after the States which makes it easy to be spoiler free for it... We just looked at the third ep tonight (Himself was out last night) and thoughts )
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All right, so I've decided, and Himself agrees, that 2016 can, at the moment, go and do one. (For those of you not British/Irish, that means that it can eff right off.) (Yes, eff, I won't type the full word.)

I heard about David Bowie and was shocked but I was never a big Bowie fan so I wasn't rocked the way a lot of people were. A couple of days later, sitting in the staff room when one of the girls looked up from her phone and said "Alan Rickman's died," that rocked me. I mean, Hans Gruber! Snape! ("Always." *sob*) The Sheriff of Nottingham! ("cancel Christmas!")

And then tonight! After our XFiles rewatch (which for Himself is just a watch, he never saw Season 9) which tonight was "Jump the Shark" and I still hate it all those years later and even though I have read what I have read about the miniseries which indicates something that I cannot type because of spoilers... Anyway, I checked Facebook and what do I see?

RIP Glen Fry.

That is what I saw. And my friend is American so I naturally thought to myself, no, there MUST be some American sportsperson/musician/actor/celeb with whom I am not familiar who has a kookily similar name to Glenn Frey because Glenn Frey cannot be dead! So I scrolled and found nothing and then I hit the twitters and found plenty and I am not ok with this!

The sister and I saw The Eagles play during the "Hell Freezes Over" tour in 1996... It was an outdoor gig, it rained and rained and rained because of course it was July in Dublin so what other weather would we have? It rained, if I recall correctly, for the *entire* seven minutes of "Lying Eyes" and we came home that night like two drowned rats, throats hoarse from singing and not an eff was given about the rain.

This utterly utterly sucks.
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for smallfandomfest round 18

Title: you and forever and me
Author: helsinkibaby
Fandom: Grease 2 (1982)
Pairing/Characters: Michael/Stephanie
Rating/Category: G / Het
Prompt: moonlight ride
Word Count 1424
Spoilers: none, future fic
Summary: After another long day, Michael and Stephanie recharge their batteries the best way they know.

Here on AO3


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