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lijahlover
11 March 2017 @ 09:05 pm
I will lock my personal posts. I lost my last sticky post and not sure how that happened. 😊





 
 
lijahlover
15 December 2017 @ 09:51 pm


teacup_society is having a 10 day tea cup party! It starts next weekend, on the 22nd. There'll be plenty of tea cups to admire -- we hope to see you there!
 
 
lijahlover
11 December 2017 @ 08:58 pm
EVERYONE NEEDS TO DO THIS.
IMPORTANT!! This takes 30 seconds and is crucial.
Net neutrality is about to disappear!!!! John Oliver's instructions (which crashed the FCC website the last time this issue came up) created a fast way to tell the agency we want equal access, and equal speed for everyone.
Do it now - 30 seconds tops - then copy and paste and share!!!
⚡️Thanks to John Oliver there's a SUPER easy way to do this:
1. Go to gofccyourself.com
(shortcut J.O. made for hard-to-find FCC comment page)
2. Next to the 17-108 link (Restoring Internet Freedom), click on "express" and you'll see where you can enter your name on next screen.
3. Enter your email and address and then your name and be sure to hit "ENTER" after typing your name. (You may need to type your name in a few times before it shows.)
4. In the comment section write, "I strongly support net neutrality backed by Title 2 oversight of ISPs."
5. Click to review, then click to SUBMIT. Done!

PLEASE PASS THIS ON! The vote is on Thursday.
 
 
 
lijahlover
26 November 2017 @ 12:33 pm
It has been awhile since I have pimped my own community. :)




And also post your rec's here please and thank you :)))))



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lijahlover
19 November 2017 @ 09:45 pm

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lijahlover
18 November 2017 @ 08:23 pm


teacup_society is having its November tea cup party next weekend, the 25th. All are welcome!
 
 
lijahlover
18 November 2017 @ 07:19 pm
This was wonderful so tasty. We all raved about how good it was.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds ground beef
Ground Beef 80% Lean

2 stalks celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper,

3 (14 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles (such as RO*TEL)
1 (14 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup water
TIP! To enhance the flavor of your dish use Swanson® Chicken Broth instead of water
100% natural, nothing artificial.
2 (1.25 ounce) packages chili seasoning (such as McCormick® Mild Chili Seasoning Mix)
1 (14 ounce) can kidney beans, undrained
1 (14 ounce) can pinto beans, undrained
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon white vinegar, or more to taste

Directions:Collapse )
 
 
lijahlover
05 November 2017 @ 05:57 pm


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lijahlover
03 November 2017 @ 09:08 pm
Nablopomo day 3

What show from your childhood would you love to bring back?

I enjoyed many shows like Moonlighting, Remington Steel, and Who's the boss. Those would be fun I would love to see Dark Shadows brought back.

This wasn't from my childhood but I was mid 20s around the time Dylan was born. I loved American Gothic so much. I always wish they would bring it back.

💜♥️💜♥️💜♥️
 
 
 
lijahlover
24 October 2017 @ 12:30 pm
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newyearcntdown is a new December challenge community! Already participating in a December challenge? Want to try to a new one to alleviate the boredom? Stop on by and check it out! You can combine our challenge with most of the ones happening ALREADY in December!

Sign ups start in November and there are plenty of ways to participate, including different levels for posting! We look forward to seeing everyone there.
 
 
lijahlover
23 October 2017 @ 09:07 pm


teacup_society is having its October tea cup party next weekend, the 28th. All are welcome!
 
 
lijahlover
18 October 2017 @ 10:28 pm
What a gorgeous banner.

Come join harrydracobang!
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lijahlover
18 October 2017 @ 09:39 pm
My 7th rec for the lovely month.


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Title: Gimme Shelter
Author: SinceWhenDoYouCallMeJohn
Rating:Explicit
Word Count:159,369
Warnings:None except it is an AU and set in the 70's. It also has period typical homophobia.
Summary:All John Watson wants is the feeling of a freshly waxed surfboard under his feet and the hot California sun baking down onto his back. To finally go pro in the newly formed world of professional surfing and leave the dark memories of his past behind him as he rips across the face of a towering blue barrel. To lounge beside the beach bonfire every evening with an ice cold beer tucked into the cool sand beside him and listen to Pink Floyd and the Doors while the saltwater dries in his sun bleached hair.

That's all he wants, that is, until the hot young phenom taking Oahu and the Hawaiian shores by storm steps up next to him in the sand in the second round of the 1976 International Surf Competition.

Why I loved it: First off She is a marvel. An absolutely beautiful, poignant, breathtaking marvel. Utterly gorgeous. She made me feel all the feels and I found such exquisite detail in all her chapters. This story is perfection. This story was beautiful from beginning to end and I will be revisiting it over and over in the future.

ALSO! I love John and Sherlock in this, but Greg definitely steals the show every time he's mentioned. He and Molly are just delightful in this. A super cute couple and just lovely.

These characters will live on in my mind for a long time to come. I'll imagine them drinking beer on the porch as they stare out over the ocean, waking up together, running their surf shop, competing and supporting each other, and growing older into a world that will eventually accept them. I'll have no problem seeing John fuss with that coffee making contraption, or Sherlock sanding down a new board, or him doing research to find his mother. Out there, in this beautiful AU, they live and breathe and call each other names just being brilliant together and living their lives.

From start to finish, this has been an emotional masterpiece. This has become one of my all time favorite works and I’m honored to have gotten to read it.
 
 
lijahlover
17 October 2017 @ 10:56 am
Title:All Marbles Lost and Found
Author:saras_girl
Rating:PG-13
Word Count:5,500
Warnings:AU wartime fic
Summary:All Draco wanted was a cup of tea. Now he has to find out what Potter is doing with all of those purple things.

Why I loved it:For one thing I just love everything saras_girl writes....It is lovely, beautiful and so very glorious.

Draco's pov was snarky, funny and smart. He is also scared of Kreacher and he is a little scary to me to. :) Draco's clothing description was rich in detail and he loved going around barefoot *swoons*

Harry is brave and perfect so brilliant for Draco.....And with a line like this....Back in there,” Harry says, gesturing negligently at the now-unassuming stretch of wall. “I wanted to... well... I didn’t want you to think I was only interested in kissing you if we were hidden away where nobody could see.” :DDDDDDDDDD

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Her fics are all perfect and this one is just flawless. Sara also makes me happy and smile they can brighten anyone's day. Let's hope for a continuation one day with 30,000 words at least. LOL!


A large excerpt:

“Who the bloody hell...?” he murmurs, trailing into silence as he steps into the kitchen.

Of course it’s Potter. Of course it is.

And of course he’s shirtless, just standing there at the counter in faded jeans and nothing else, because it’s Harry Potter, and of course he cuts up mysterious purple vegetables, half-naked, at five o’clock in the morning. Draco grips his wand tightly and takes in a long, ragged breath. Frozen to the spot, he watches the light muscles shifting under Harry’s skin, caught up in quiet absorption. His eyes drift along Harry’s spine, silently cataloguing the burns and bruises, the pink-silvery twist of old scars and the livid red of new ones. He holds in a wince, wondering for the first time why no one has ever thought to heal those injuries for him. It would be the work of a moment for someone who knew what they were doing; even he could...

“If you’re coming in, Malfoy, just come in. You’re making me nervous, standing there like a bloody statue,” Potter says irritably. He doesn’t turn around.

“How did you know it was me?” Draco asks before he can stop himself.

“The Inner Eye,” Potter says, bringing his large knife down with a bang onto a heavy wooden board.

Draco blinks. “I highly doubt that you are a Seer.”

“Sure I am,” Harry says, gesturing with his knife. “I can see you in the window.”
 
 
 
lijahlover
13 October 2017 @ 01:24 pm
My 5th rec for the lovely month.


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Title:A Multitude of Sins
Author:barefacedbandit
Rating:NC-17
Word Count:40k
Warnings:Non-Magic AU, First person POV, Angst, Alcoholism, Self Harm, torture, Minor Character death(Not Harry or Draco), Heresy and breaking religious vows.
Summary Peter:4:8-Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.


Why I loved it: This was a story written for the hd_hurtfest and I usually shy away from those stories since I'm such a whimp. This was one of the best stories I think I have ever read and it tugged at my heartstrings so beautifully.

Draco was broken and lonely dealing with a painful divorce and alcoholism. This Draco broke my heart and I found myself falling for him. Harry was a priest struggling with his love for the church and his growing feelings for Draco. I could feel all his pain and anguish as he tried to do what he knew he had to do. The church was safe and there for him while he was growing up. I could understand why Harry did what he was doing, yet he couldn't deny his love for Draco.

The plot moves along at such a perfect pace, the character development and UST is so believable. This fic had a way of pulling you into it with a strong feeling of hope, joy and pain. They were full of past disappointments and struggles, yet you wanted them to reach for a life together. The side characters were wonderful and she fit in so many little details to cannon. The flirting and making love was *deliciously sexy*

The ending was all things lovely and touching. It was ambiguous and yet a little hopeful which is why I can rec it to others and tell you to read it... I will have to read it again myself.

I really have a hard time finding the right words to describe this story it's just so painfully beautiful. It actually made me feel so many feels when I read about her Harry and Draco. This made me laugh and cry, yet filled me with so much hope.
 
 
lijahlover
11 October 2017 @ 07:52 pm

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Title:Measures of our Days and Nights
Author:flimsy
Rating:NC-17
Word Count:40,058
Warnings:None I can think of
Summary:Draco returns to London to help the Ministry decipher a spell, but things aren’t quite as simple as they seem.

Why I loved it:She wrote all her characters so perfectly and yet flawed. The curse in the story was well thought out and it made for an exciting read. Harry bless him, was just so Harry at times with Draco, he just charges ahead recklessly as you shake your head at him. Draco is also perfectly written and you find yourself rooting for him and falling for him.

There is a triangle with Blaise involved but just on the side nothing graphic.... the main story is bringing Harry and Draco together very slowly.

Oh and I also adored Pansy being well.... Pansy in this story. Don't let the length scare you away, it is fast paced and I hated to get to the end of the story. I wanted it to go on and on....

Excerpt(optional):Draco had wanted to visit London for a while to re-acquaint himself with the streets and the people if only for a few short weeks. He hummed and took another sip. The owl cooed at him curiously and Draco scrunched up his nose a little, nodding at the bird.

“Hold on,” he said and dug for a quill and a scroll of parchment in the table next to his chair.

Granger,

Never one to turn down a plea of help from a fellow researcher stuck in a dilemma and seeing as I am the expert in any and all kinds of spell-breaking not only have you approached the right wizard with this problem, I find myself more than up to the challenge and assure you that with my help finding a solution for your problem will only be a matter of (very limited) time.

I shall be taking a Port to London some time tomorrow; I do ask for you to arrange all the formalities.

D.M.


If you haven't read this gem yet, please do yourself a favor and you will enjoy it like I did. :)
 
 
lijahlover
08 October 2017 @ 01:00 pm

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This is my 3rd rec for the lovely month of Rectober enjoy.....

Title:State of Flux
Author/Artist: atiki
Pairing(s)John/Sherlock
Rating:Explicit
Word Count:24655
Warnings:None
Summary:John’s marriage is over and he is finally back home (i.e. at Baker Street, where he belongs).
Sherlock is awfully insecure and John is awfully hesitant, and they're both awkward idiots, of course, but they figure it out. Many First Times happen.

Why I loved it:This story was glorious and so perfect every word perfect. I loved her style of writing as well. Here Sherlock is floundering and John is steadfast both so very ic. Everyone deserves to be loved like Sherlock loves John Watson.

This paragraph was so touching they are soulmates..... "Sometimes moments of recognition just happen when you least expect them. And right now, with John completely safe and at ease in his arms, Sherlock understands. He understands that he and John cannot be apart, and they never will be. He understands that one day, he will have a cottage in Sussex and bee hives and his curls will be greying, and he will need reading glasses, and he understands that when that happens, John will still be here."

Ahhhhhhhh so lovely....I love all the attention to all the little details. So much beauty, passion and humor in this..... The story vibrates with emotion and need and then the end is just contentment and peaceful.

Excerpt:“Oh, Christ,” John gasps out in shock, realising what happened. Sherlock glares at him, freezing mid-jump, his aching left foot in the air, steadying himself on the counter tops.

John laughs. Laughs until his cheeks are damp with tears, and Sherlock tries his best to be furious about it. It ocurrs to him, though, that he hasn’t seen John laugh like this in months. Years, maybe.

“I’m sorry, Sherlock.” John gasps, wiping a tear away. “Can... can I help you? Are you hurt?”

Sherlock doesn’t answer. John Watson’s laugh may be the one sound he loves and enjoys most in all this world. Almost as much as he loves John himself. Being the subject of John’s laughter makes something in Sherlock’s abdomen glow in a quite agreeable way, which doesn’t actually make sense, since Sherlock doesn’t enjoy being laughed at in general.

Pretending to sulk is very much the next order of business. Sherlock huffs audibly, collects his maggots and proceeds to cut them in accurate slices in order to test the effect of alkaline substances on defrosting flesh.

John returns to his newspaper, still giggling a bit.
 
 
lijahlover
07 October 2017 @ 11:03 pm
Happy Rectober So here is a brilliant Drarry story to enjoy.




Title: Crutch
Author:awickedmemory
Rating:PG-13
Word Count:11509
Warnings:None
Summary:Harry has too much to do, and Draco, too little. The solution? Hire him, of course. Who knew Draco Malfoy would be such a perfect personal assistant?

Why I loved it:The plot moved along at a fast pace. It was enjoyable and made me feel all kinds of warm and fizzy inside. All of the characters were enjoyable and the dialog fun and enjoyable. I love stories were Harry is oblivious and Draco is at his snarky best. I loved this one part were one was sick, the other one took care of him then got sick himself. I laughed all the way through it such a lovely scene. I loved Harry and Draco's dynamic between them and the detail throughout the story. It was sooooooooooo enjoyable.

Excerpt(optional):“Oh, for God’s sake,” an unexpectedly familiar voice snapped from Harry’s other side. All heads turned to find one Draco Malfoy leaning against a shelf impatiently, three books in his arms. Behind him, Dean Thomas tried not to laugh. “The man’s been slaying dark lords since he was in nappies; I think he can manage dead trees.”

“Malfoy,” Harry greeted, startled out of the show. “What are you doing here?”

“Not putting on a ridiculous charade,” Malfoy scoffed, ignoring the light warning shove that Dean gave him. He huffed at him. “What? If these fools can’t see through this entire awful act, they wouldn’t last anyway. Potter’s always smashed right through obstacles.”

Realising that Dean must’ve told him what was going on, Harry groaned and rubbed his face. There was no way the applicants wouldn’t have heard that.
 
 
lijahlover
06 October 2017 @ 09:47 pm
aliensouldream is hosting the Casey/Zeke halloween fest...It's that time of year again - autumn and the season of transformation, giving rise to legends, wonders and the excuse for a party! The perfect time to show some love to Faculty and CaseyZeke in whatever way you can. Fluff, fun, spooky or dramatic - your choice of trick or treat in any length. Posting Halloween Oct 31 (or thereabouts!)