violsva: full bookshelf with ladder (trudeau)
Title: Young At Being Old
Author: Violsva
Fandom: Alternative Girlfriend - The Barenaked Ladies
Rating: M
Warnings/Enticements: Femslash, technically genderswap I guess
Word Count: 500 exactly
Summary: You're in an all girl band. Your futon's second-hand. Your parents understand.

On AO3.
violsva: Sidney Paget illustration of Holmes and Watson, seated, with the caption "Cut out the poetry, Watson" (Holmes)
Title: Considerably Interested
Author: Violsva
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes
Rating: G
Warnings/Enticements: Genderswap, Racebend, Modern AU
Word Count: 1401
Summary:It's a new start, and somewhere hardly anyone knows her, and she might as well try it, right?

Jane Wang moves to Toronto, and meets someone new.

On AO3.

And here's the series link.
violsva: Geoffrey Tennant, offering a skull (have a skull)
Robert W. Service

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.


Now Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and blows.
Why he left his home in the South to roam 'round the Pole, God only knows.
He was always cold, but the land of gold seemed to hold him like a spell;
Though he'd often say in his homely way that "he'd sooner live in hell."

On a Christmas Day we were mushing our way over the Dawson trail.
Talk of your cold! through the parka's fold it stabbed like a driven nail.
If our eyes we'd close, then the lashes froze till sometimes we couldn't see;
It wasn't much fun, but the only one to whimper was Sam McGee.

And that very night, as we lay packed tight in our robes beneath the snow,
And the dogs were fed, and the stars o'erhead were dancing heel and toe,
He turned to me, and "Cap," says he, "I'll cash in this trip, I guess;
And if I do, I'm asking that you won't refuse my last request."

Well, he seemed so low that I couldn't say no; then he says with a sort of moan:
"It's the cursed cold, and it's got right hold till I'm chilled clean through to the bone.
Yet 'tain't being dead—it's my awful dread of the icy grave that pains;
So I want you to swear that, foul or fair, you'll cremate my last remains."
Read more... )

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Mar. 6th, 2014 06:44 pm
violsva: full bookshelf with ladder (trudeau)
Today is the 180th anniversary of the incorporation of my city <3<3.

March is Bisexual Health Awareness Month.

And from [personal profile] james_davis_nicoll, the CRTC has notified two pornography channels that they don't have sufficient Canadian Content, and may have their licenses revoked.

And in other news, I know that it's perfectly normal Canadian weather for March and other people have it much worse, but THIS IS ENOUGH SNOW STOP IT.
violsva: full bookshelf with ladder (trudeau)
First of all, mission accomplished today.

Second of all, Jennifer Jones, you guys, Jennifer Jones. This time last week I didn't even know the rules of curling, and I learned them in time to watch her throw 100%. Jennifer Jones, OMG. (Everyone in Canada who actually follows curling knew this ten years ago. (Warning: lots of justified screaming in that video.))

I have belatedly found the theme song for Arte Regendus, or at least the second half: White Blank Page by Mumford and Sons. Oh lead me to the truth and I/ will follow you for my whole life

According to [personal profile] knumpify the remake of Robocop has a shot of the street where I grew up. Dammit, now I may have to watch that movie. (Secret: all movies are actually set in Toronto. Even if it's supposed to be New York)

I already squeeed about women's ski jumping on [community profile] capslock_dreamwidth; what I didn't know then is that the silver medalist, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz, is an out lesbian (one of seven at the games this year). Also, I have a video of Carina Vogt's win now.

Practicing my links in this post, apparently.

You know, I never thought of myself as a jock. But winter sports, oh I love them so much. And rock climbing. But mostly skiing and women's hockey and figure skating and apparently curling now.


ETA: From [personal profile] staranise: Ellen Page is gay OMG!
violsva: full bookshelf with ladder (trudeau)
Well, it's as done as it will ever be. Now maybe A Study in Scarlet will give me a plot.

Title: A Very Different Level
Author: Violsva
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes
Rating: G
Warnings/Enticements: Gender Changes, Race Changes, Modern Setting, Canadian Content, Everything I know about the business of theatre I learned from Slings and Arrows
Word Count: 4392
Summary: A major figure in the music industry wants the assistance of a consulting detective. A consulting detective’s assistant wants a distraction. The Canada Council for the Arts wants accountability. Two of them will be disappointed, but honestly, Jane Wang can’t say she minds.

At AO3.

In this universe.

Rejected first line: To Xu-lai Ho she is always the liberal arts major.
violsva: full bookshelf with ladder (trudeau)
"The disastrous 2011 election created an opportunity for the Liberal party to renew itself, Zach Paikin says."
-- Today's Toronto Star

Always nice to see optimism in politics.

That's a photo caption. The actual editorial is slightly less hilarious. But I needed a laugh.

Technically, this is accurate, except it's not an opportunity so much as a requirement.

I don't really think Justin Trudeau will actually help that much, assuming he's even nominated (everyone seems to be taking this as a foregone conclusion, which I suppose is justified given the rest of the Liberal field), but I really don't know much about opinion of him in Quebec, and that's what's important right now. Well, nothing's important right now. Important in three years.

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