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Chat log: BSH is the one with sense, wtf? [Mar. 31st, 2009|12:22 am]
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To summarise:

* Edrington's reboundy after Kitty dumps him (end of LSOS)
* He doesn't realise he's really falling for Archie
* Archie doesn't realise it with E either
* When it hits them both (like a brick) they try to hide it
* It's left for Bloody Stupid Horatio to sort them out. Oddly, this works somehow.
* In conclusion: Edrington is not as good at poly as he thinks he is.

chat transcript... the return of the slutbunny group chat/shared brain!Collapse )
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Clothing and the Perkses [Mar. 14th, 2009|02:02 am]
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Chat log, for posterity.

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WT #4 [Mar. 8th, 2009|12:10 am]
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(Just out of interest, is anyone reading this?)

As before, a chunk of WT in pretty-solid-draft form. Please don't repost/link. Any increases in word count mentioned last time have been completely obliterated by the two pages I cut from this chunk. Ah well. I'm adding in whole new scenes soon.

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Edrington studied the other two in the half-light as he wished them goodnight. Hornblower looked weary and more than ready to withdraw for the night; Archie held himself as though tired in body, but unsettled in mind. Cheerful enough, but Edrington saw the tension around his eyes as he glanced from Horatio to Edrington and back again.

"Horatio," Archie said, "I'll follow you in a moment."

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military history notes [Mar. 6th, 2009|09:12 pm]
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7:07:45 PM damned_colonial: so, i desire to think a bit harder about the military side of things
7:07:54 PM damned_colonial: one thing i don't understand is the high level administration of the army
7:08:03 PM damned_colonial: i just posted to kiss_me_hardy asking if anyone had any book recs
7:08:18 PM commodorified: *nods*
7:08:22 PM commodorified: I shall google about.
7:08:45 PM damned_colonial: i'm also interested in knowing how regiments got sent overseas and how they got brought back
7:08:53 PM damned_colonial: logistically speaking
7:08:57 PM damned_colonial: and what happened when they got home

Much more below, including answers to some of the above, some tangents of a political nature, the invention of at least one new OC, and a cameo appearance from Arthur WellesleyCollapse )
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WT #3 [Mar. 2nd, 2009|11:34 pm]
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As mentioned previously, this is a draft that I'm posting in chunks just for the few people reading this comm. Please don't link repost publicly.

(A note in passing: this is increasing in length by a ratio of 1:1.4, so far. Up to this point was 3850 words before, and is now 5472.)

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WT #2 [Feb. 17th, 2009|05:46 pm]
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As mentioned in previous post, this is a draft that I'm posting in bits for the small handful of people here. Please don't publicly link or repost; I'll post it properly when it's beta'd and whatnot.

Winter's Tale, second chunkCollapse )
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WT...F [Feb. 17th, 2009|04:05 pm]
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*waves to the dozen people following this comm*

There hasn't been any action on ATKM for years, not really since I moved away from Ottawa and commodorified and our Friday night Napoleonic Porn, squee, and drinking bouts, but the other day I pulled out the draft of the epic H/A/E threesome fic I was working on back in 2005 and looked at it, and saw what needed to be done (lots, but not difficult), and have started doing it.

I'm going to post chunks here as I work on them. They'll be in readable order, and you're welcome to read and comment and whatever, but please don't repost or link publicly to them, as I'll post the story properly once it's been finished and beta-read. I just figured if anyone's still interested in this, I might as well throw it out there as I work on it.

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Injury stuff, for my reference and for FS betas [Dec. 21st, 2005|04:20 pm]
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Angle and range: shot from above, +/- 20 feet, pistol.

Bullet entry: between floating and bottom rib, front right.
Bullet disposition: lodged near lower back rib, front right near spine.

Effects of long shot; slow movement, high range of travel inside cavity, sloppy travel path, minimal distortion of bullet, uncomplicated extraction.

Immediate scope of injury:

Liver damage
Muscle tearing
Shattered rib

Complications:

Punctured lung (Pneumothorax), low and small, from inadequately controlled rib points during movement. (ETA: whups. Bleeding from mouth -- bright red, profuse -- directly after shot. Ergo, pneumothorax immediately)

Profuse bleeding
Infection.
Pleurisy from breathing constriction.

Long term effects:

Bullet: requires extraction to avoid blood poisoning. Vulnerability to infection if introduced matter, i.e. clothing, not removed with.

Fluid in lung, will clear by itself given time, vulnerability to pneumonia during healing, may be weak for +/- one year. Long term scarring probable, should not appreciably affect functioning until much later in life. Other lung functioning well.

Weakness from blood loss, will clear by itself.

Pain from rib and muscle, will clear by itself -- additional muscle loss due to infection. Long term will require exercise to clear stiffness from scar tissue. Due to high placement, low chance of hernia (whew).

Liver damage: Jaundiced appearance, will clear over time (+/- 6 mo. for yellowness). Lowered immune system, but not radically. (Livers regenerate well, function less than 1/3 impaired.)

Infection: w/o antibiotics, will clear completely as immune system recovers. Will be contained but present +/- 6-12 months. Unlikely to break out again with good care. May not break out even with poor care.

Query: Bush, OTOH, got hit rather lower. What's HE doing all bouncy?
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War Stories [Sep. 13th, 2005|02:52 am]
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A true war story is never moral. It does not instruct, nor encourage virtue, nor suggest models of proper human behavior, nor restrain men from doing the things men have always done. If a story seems moral, do not believe it. If at the end of a war story you feel uplifted, or if you feel that some small bit of rectitude has been salvaged from the larger waste, then you have been the victim of a very old and terrible lie.


-- Tim O'Brien, American novelist, journalist, and veteran
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Joanna Baillie, The Horse and his Rider, 1790 [Jul. 18th, 2005|08:08 pm]
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Brac'd in the sinewy vigour of thy breed,
In pride of gen'rous strength, thou stately steed,
Thy broad chest to the battle's front is given,
Thy mane fair floating to the winds of heaven.
Thy champing hoofs the flinty pebbles break;
Graceful the rising of thine arched neck.
White churning foam thy chaffed bits enlock;
And from thy nostril bursts the curling smoke.
Thy kindling eye-balls brave the glaring south;
And dreadful is the thunder of thy mouth:
Whilst low to earth thy curving haunches bend,
Thy sweepy tail involv'd in clouds of sand;
Erect in air thou rear'st thy front of pride,
And ring'st the plated harness on thy side.
But, lo! what creature, goodly to the sight,
Dares thus bestride thee, chaffing in thy might?
Of portly stature, and determin'd mien?
Whose dark eye dwells beneath a brow serene?
And forward looks unmov'd to fields of death:
And smiling, gently strokes thee in thy wrath?
Whose brandish'd falch'on dreaded gleams afar?
It is a British soldier, arm'd for war!

... this is not helping me find a name for the damned grey.
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