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Nov. 13th, 2018

They are still in my head

Apparently I was last here in September, which actually isn't that long ago. Feels longer I guess. Anyways, this was in my head tonight...

He sits on an old, beat-up, paint-splattered stool in the dark. He's smoking, one foot perched on a rung of the stool, the other one absently playing with the leg of a table he is next to. Comfortable in his own skin, and nothing else, but that doesn't mean he didn't wish he had a pair of jeans or sweats to slip on. He looks at the suit crumpled on the floor and regrets his spontaneity.

The room has just enough light coming in from the city outside the glass-block windows of the old, crumbling building to watch him as he sleeps. His blond hair and pale skin. The curve of his back. His bare leg sticking out from under the soft sheet as he sleeps. This isn't Justin's apartment, but it is where he lives. And at least here it is quiet, and it is just them.

In the morning he will get on a plane, or get a hotel room. He hasn't quite decided. He didn't even know he was coming here tonight when he left for work this morning. But the morning was a disaster, and his lunch meeting was mind-numbing. Finally, after he spent 45 minutes looking at available flights, he bought one. He grabbed his coat, told his assistant he was leaving and headed to the airport.

He arrived, without calling or texting, and headed to the place he knew he would find him. And he did. And they fucked. And they grabbed something to eat at the greasy diner down the street. And they came back here, and fucked again.

Now it is 2AM. Justin is sleeping but Brian is not. He is thinking about rules.

The rules that are not spoken, or written, but are somehow understood. But he is less and less sure they make any kind of sense. Why is he allowed to keep Justin on his medical insurance but not help with his rent? Why can he take him out for steak but not leave him a hundred bucks to get some groceries? Why is Justin sleeping on ridiculously expensive sheets on a mattress on the floor? And why is Brian, who has never followed the rules, suddenly following ones he doesn't even really understand?

That last part is a lie of course. He does understand. Sort of. But he still thinks they are very stupid rules.

Feb. 21st, 2018

I drabbled!

I wrote fic!!!! Drabbles!!! What?? But don't get too excited. It is depressing. Only because the state of united states is fucking depressing. Given my mood of late, and my sudden newfound obsession with reading fic again, this was bound to happen.

What Happens Next



When the Sandy Hook school shooting happens Gus is 12, JR is 8. Melanie and Lindsay kiss their kids and hug them a little tighter. They don't say it out loud, but over the years they've often been glad they moved to Canada. This is one of those times.

In 2015 when marriage in the US is finally legal, they think about moving back. They love life in Canada. Gus is 15, moving at that age is tough. But they also love their Pittsburg family, and miss them dearly. They decide to wait a bit and see what happens next.

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What happens next changes everything and nothing.

49 people die in a gay nightclub. Trump becomes President. And 17 high schoolers and their teachers are murdered by one kid with a gun.

Gus is a senior in high school. JR will be there next year. Melanie and Lindsay kiss their kids and hug them a little too tight. And they thank god every day that they live somewhere where they can send their kids to the movies, or the mall, or even just to school and be reasonably assured they will come back home at the end of the day.

Feb. 18th, 2018

The Best Laid Plans - Apparently I never posted this one to my journal.

Title: The Best Laid Plans
Gift Request (2011 exchange): Gen/Slice of life or PWP theme: alternative holiday celebration or decorations. I think this actually fills both requests to some degree! Thank you Orlith for saving my butt with a beta!

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Feb. 10th, 2018

Things change and stay the same.

Its been over a year. I popped on to find my journal was unreadable because the old customizations were no longer supported. Sadness to say goodbye to how my journal had looked for over a decade.

I don't know how to customize anymore. So I chose a random format. It isn't the same. But then, neither am I.

If anyone I used to know (or still know) reads this, I hope you are well. I hope you are happy. I hope life is good.

I still think of Brian and Justin and QaF. I still occasionally watch an episode. And I still, unbelievably, make up stories about them in my head. It is my go to when I'm very bored or driving in my car or trying to fall asleep. They are still my home base. My fictional place of happiness. My OTP. Even after all this time.

If you are curious about me. I AM GOOD. I have a good life. I have a great wife. I love my job (usually). And we travel a lot. I cannot complain. And these days my name here is not so accurate. The definition doesn't change daily. I am settled. I am somewhat defined. And I am happy with that.

Be well.

Jan. 28th, 2017

Mel and Linds

You know. A lot of fandom gave Melanie and Lindsey a lot of shit for moving to Canada. But it turns out they were the smart ones.

Wish I was Canadian right about now.

Fuck Trump.

Apr. 10th, 2016

In which I mostly read my own fic and then watch a few vids...

I'm such a narcissist. Every time I do come back here over the last few years, if I bother to read any fic, it is almost always my own. HA!

Today my stroll down memory lane includes:

Playing with DollsAction Figures
Worth A Thousand Words
Say Yes
Business Casual
Maybe
Lucky
Set The Fire To the Third Bar

And then I fell down a vid hole when I went to see if there was a vid for Set the Fire to third bar. There was, but I didn't love it. But I did find this Glad You Came. Which is really well done, but much too short.

And then I watched this: A Thousand Years. Which I've shared before, but am sharing again because I'm a sucker for this cheesy song.

And now I'm watching the show...309 because that was apparently where I left off last time on netflix. I am pondering watching from the beginning again...

Jun. 26th, 2013

QaF

I wonder what the whole gang would have had to say about today's historic ruling? I wonder if Lindsey and Melanie moved back to the states yet? lol
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Oct. 19th, 2011

The Future is Now - And I need your icons

I've been on a fic reading kick since returning from Xiefest.

Tonight I'm taking Framed to bed with me. It was one of the many fics discussed on my ride home with [info]outlander. And I was reminded of it when I was making my reservation to pick up Siri my new iphone.

I've also decided that I like season 5 Brian's hair. Yes. There, I've said it. It has grown on me. But I seem to have a lack of Brian s5 solo pictures. What up with that?

So I'm on a mission. Show me your best Brian season 5 icons. Just Brian. No text. No Justin. I have plenty of those already.

ETA: I just snagged the one on my post. It is by [info]pfodge. It doesn't fit my rules, but it seems appropriate. :D
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Jan. 27th, 2011

Not Just Another Black Shirt

Sorry for the spammage, I hadn't re-posted this at my journal yet.

Title: Not Just Another Black Shirt
A/N: Written for highd for the [info]qaf_giftxchnge. The request was for late Season 1, before prom. Focus on Brian and Justin and the newness of their relationship. Fairly G-rated.
Beta: [info]noteverything. Thank you!

Not Just Another Black Shirt )

Oct. 16th, 2010

Halloween Icons

I haven't made icons in eons. And these aren't exactly groundbreaking. But I thought they were fun. And I had fun making them. So I'm sharing. :D

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*comments and credit are always nice, but not necessary. Please just don't use them in weird ways without permission or claim them as your own.*

Jul. 7th, 2010

meme

I shall attempt to fight my crabbiness by naming 5 things I love about QaF. It probably won't work. I've worked 10 days in a row and have 2 to go.

1. Love
2. Friendship
3. Family
4. Pride
5. Music
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Apr. 20th, 2010

Glee, Vampire Diaries, QaF and Google

I was a little afraid that the power of madonna episode wouldn't live up to the hype.

But I actually think it might have been better than i was hoping for.

gLee rules!!

in other teevee news did anyone else think of brian kinney for a moment during a particular scene of vampire diaries last week?

finally i googled "show me where the bad man touched you" (for a reason related to the above the question) and the forth item down the page was a link to my own journal from an entry 2 years ago. How bizarre. lol.

Feb. 3rd, 2010

Firsts and Lasts

Oh Icons. You can never have too many.

Since [info]florida_minxie just upgraded to 500, because she is an icon whorelet (You don't get to be a whore till you upgrade to 5000, sorry), I think we should all celebrate by showing off the very first QaF icons we uploaded and the most recent.

This one is the my most recent. Made by [info]kari77

I shall comment with my first. Anybody else care to share?
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Jan. 17th, 2010

Gift Fic

Title: Business Casual
Written for the [info]qaf_giftxchnge for a request by [info]amelialourdes for fluffy, B/J office fix set around time that Justin is an intern but before the Stockwell crusade. Thanks to [info]etextraordinary for a super quick and dirty beta.

Business Casual )

Nov. 16th, 2009

QAF - opoly

Today at a store C and I saw a "Make Your Own-opoly".

I said, "Oh cool we could do a mixture of all our fandoms"

And she said, because she already has 5 versions of monopoly, I'm not kidding, "Or you could make your own QAF-opoly. Brian's Loft could be Board Walk."

After that a long discussion followed.

A couple of my favorite suggestions include:

Britin would be Board Walk.
The Loft would be Park Place.

The 4 Railroads would be Babylon, Woody's, The Liberty Diner and The Baths.

The first two cheapy places I suggested as Justin's apt circa season 5, and Ethan's Apt. But then C threw in that one should be the alley/street Hunter lived in. And I thought the other should be Justin's Black Bag. Because sadly, that was sort of his home.

We both agreed Jail could be the Taylor House.

Any other thoughts? We had ideas for many other abodes..The Girls' House, Deb's, Michael and Ben's, Ted's condo, Michael and Emmett's apt, Kinnetic. Etc.

I'd love to hear what you would do with the QaF world in Monopoly.
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Sep. 27th, 2009

If You Love Brian and Justin...

If You Love Brian and Justin...

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Mar. 25th, 2009

Maybe

Title: Maybe
Author: [info]not_yet_defined
Drabble: 14
 by [info]fansee
Notes: Major Angst. But at least i didn't kill anyone :X. I have absolutely no idea why I wrote this. It just happened. It's so not me. But I'm surprisingly pleased with it. Thank you to H for a quick beta and C for some medical advice. Written for the Small Things Made Large Challenge.

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Mar. 24th, 2009

Wee Little Icon Post

It's been a while since I posted Icons, but I made a few for [info]besamislabios and I had a couple on my hard drive. so here ya go.

Rage and other Icons )
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Feb. 28th, 2009

The Hirshhorn

Title: The Hirshhorn
A/N: last minute and totally not beta'd so sorry if it offends grammatically or otherwise. Nonetheless, dedicated to [info]pendulumchanges. :D Written for the Sex in Public theme at [info]bj_action

The Hirshhorn )

Jan. 31st, 2009

Where Ny Hangs

Fandom Essentials:
[info]qaf_comingout: A QaF fandom welcoming community where you can find useful resource posts not just for the QaF fandom, but also for Insane Journal and journal posting in general.
[info]qaf_coffeeclub: A place to discuss fanfiction - characterization, timelines, etc. as well as more general topics relating to the show such as "what is your all time favorite moment" or "which is better season 1 hair or season 3 hair?" you get the idea. No? Scroll through a page of recent posts and you will.
[info]making_qaf: A place to discuss behind the scenes aspects of QaF and more.
[info]queer_as_news: Find out what is happening currently in fandom.
[info]qaf_marathons: Have an arc you want to discuss? Marathon it here and talk about it with fellow fans. Also hosts an ongoing full series marathon on Tuesday nights at 9pm EST, we are currently in season 3.
[info]qaf_bunnies: Is there a fic, an icon, a vid or some other fandom goodie you are dying to have? Post your request here, maybe you'll get lucky.

Fanfiction:
[info]_love_qaf_fic: A place to post and archive all your QaF fanfiction. Or a place to read it.
[info]qaf_drabbles: Stories in 100 words. A community with weekly drabble challenges. (probably our fandom's most active comm)
[info]bj_action: A PWP writing community, celebrating teh love through porn with different themes.
[info]qaf_challenges: A Qaf writing challenge community with lots of participants. The memories are filled with awesome fic.
[info]qaf_retread: A community that provides recs of fandom classics, both old and new.
[info]qaf_crackfic: A place to rec and discuss the crack!fic.
[info]fic_finder: Can't find a fic? Ask here. Not limited to QaF.

The Audio Visual Realm:
[info]iconics: Vote for your favorite icons in various categories and show your favorite icon makers some love.
[info]qaf_icons: A place for graphic artists to post their tiny works of art. Also has monthly themes and challenges.
[info]qaf_art_dept: Post your larger scale graphics here.
[info]qaf_vids: Share the vids you've made here.
[info]qaf_repixed: Find recs of classic QaF vids in this comm.
[info]qaf_music: A place to discuss the music of QaF.

A little bit of everyting:
[info]qaf_giftxchnge: A very active QaF gift exchange community where you will find posts of fic, vids and graphics from previous exchanges and info about upcoming exchanges.
[info]qaf_scavenger: A sort of catch-all asylum that frequently hosts multi-genre QaF challenges. For example a theme will be given and submissions of fic, vids, graphics, meta, picspams, etc are presented.

Odds and Ends:
[info]qaf_alumsnnews: A place to discuss the past, present, and future projects of QaF alumni and any news relevant to QaF.
[info]qaf_creamsauce: Share your favorite recipes with other QaF fans.
[info]les_bj_anic: Even lesbians have an inexplicable love of Brian and Justin.
[info]teh_daily_love: Why do you love Brian and Justin so much? Share teh love here.
[info]qaf_pets: QaF didn't have enough pets. This comm aims to fix that.
[info]queer_as_tweak: Did you just see tweak say something from QaF? Or do you want him to? Come squee about tweak's love of QaF here.

While not Queer as Folk related or specific, there are a few other places where a lot of your fellow fandom friends like to hang out:
[info]femme_asylum: Did you find the most beautiful pair of shoes ever? Find the most perfect lip gloss? Need advice about facial cleansers? Outraged at the latest contestant ousted from Project Runway? This is the place to share.
[info]forwardthinking: A liberal asylum with a political bent.
[info]bbtp_challenge: An annual multi-fandom porn challenge comm, that always has some QaF participation as well.
[info]ides_of_march: An annual multi-fandom challenge comm, also with QaF participation.
[info]announcements: Find out what is going on at Insane Journal from [info]squeaky himself.


This is not a complete list of every QaF community ever started on IJ. However it is a list of the currently active ones. This doesn't mean that the others are dead, no one might just be using them right now, maybe you will want to. You can find links to most all of them in my profile and you can check them out if you'd like.

*If I have left something off this list that is active please, please let me know so I can edit it.
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