brumeier: (Bucky Not Amused)
2017-05-18 12:58 pm
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Damn You, Buck! (And FIC)

Has anyone seen my muse? He's fucked off again and taken all my words with him. Please keep an eye out for him. This is what he looks like:


(Yes, that's Toni Collette from United States of Tara.)

Sometimes I wish I could trade Buck in for Bucky (see icon), because I feel like Bucky would be more ruthlessly efficient when it comes to managing the words. Buck just hides somewhere with his booze and his porn and leave me high and dry. Sigh. This is a real problem, since I have challenges I wanted to fill this month and I just can't get anything going.

In family news, my brother finally found a place to live. Whew! His application at my place was denied, which I don't understand because there have been some sketchy people living there and whatever his other faults may be my bro doesn't peddle drugs. But he's super excited about his new place, and showed me some pics when he came over yesterday to borrow my vacuum. (Guess who's getting a vacuum for a housewarming gift?) Hopefully Saturday we can crack open the storage unit and he can take out whatever furniture he wants, help me get the rest of my stuff out, and then it'll just be the ex's crap in there. Goals!

My son had a huge anxiety attack on Sunday night, so I suspect we've cycled back around to that again. Every few months he goes through a bad patch of nightmares, anxiety and paranoia. His counselor would like him to have a full psychological eval, so I'm trying to get that set up. What do you tell a thirteen year old who is crying his eyes out because he's scared of dying and scared there's no happy afterlife? I was really earning my salary on Mother's Day this year, I can tell you that.

Overall things are going well. I've had light schedules at my deli job the last two weeks, which has been super nice. And the weather has been so nice the last two days. Sunshine! I'd almost forgotten what it looked like.

And I do have some fic to share since my last update. If you're interested! ::grins::

List Under Cut )
brumeier: (SGA Meant To Be)
2017-05-09 09:46 am
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Harlequin Big Bang!




Click the picture for more information!


Am I participating in this? You bet your sweet bippy I am! Sign-ups start May 15th, and if you're interested in checking out or leaving some prompts, you can do so here.
brumeier: (cheers)
2017-05-05 01:52 pm
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Birthday Greetings!

A very Happy Birthday to the lovely [livejournal.com profile] draycevixen! I hope you have a great day!!

brumeier: (Bunny)
2017-05-04 08:58 am

Progress Made! (The Plot Bunny Dust-Off Challenge)



I was hoping to have finished my WIP last month, but alas the muse has hit yet another stumbling block. But thanks to the Plot Bunny Dust-Off Challenge I made a lot of progress on it. I added 3720 new words to the fic, and finished up a couple of scenes. I'm inches away from the finish!

Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] melagan, for motivating me to throw more words at my WIP! With any luck I can get it finished this month. ::fingers crossed::
brumeier: (WTF - Sentinel)
2017-04-28 08:24 am
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Brumeier's Driving School

So here's something new that's happening at my house. My boy, who will be turning fourteen this year, has made his first forays behind the wheel of my car. He can't get his permit until he's sixteen but here in the country boys learn how to drive early. I'm pretty sure my brother could drive by the time he was eleven.

I'm not taking the boy out on the road, not even the backroads like my dad did with my brother. He's strictly parking lot until he's old enough to legally be on the road, but I figured it was a good time to get him familiarized with how the driving thing works. All this has amounted to so far is him twice parking the car. But look how happy he is!



Right now I'm seeking some tips or advice for teaching someone to drive. This is all new to me, and so far the only criteria I have is that his father doesn't teach him. LOL! He's a terrible driver.

Any thoughts or suggestions, friends?
brumeier: (Stefon)
2017-04-25 08:07 pm
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What Even Is This?

I'm just going to leave this here. Warning: Adult language.

brumeier: (cheers)
2017-04-25 08:36 am

Birthday Greetings!

The boys and I want to wish [livejournal.com profile] joidianne4eva the happiest of birthdays! She's a great person, a great mod and a great writer, and she deserves to have a great, great day!

brumeier: (Happy Cho)
2017-04-20 10:53 am

Bru Update and FIC

Hello, friends! I haven't been very good about updating, so let's see what needs to be covered.

First off, the Great Exodus to DW. I've been backing up my journal there but I have no plans for a permanent move at this time. LJ is my comfort zone and as long as it remains as such I'm in it to win it. [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri is going to make the move as of May 1st after a members vote, and [livejournal.com profile] whatif_au will be mirrored on both sites. So I've got a little bit of everything going on as far as moving goes.

In writing news I've been busily working on a long-standing WIP as part of [livejournal.com profile] melagan's Plot Bunny Dust-Off challenge. Not sure I'll get it finished by the end of the month but I've added two new scenes and I know what's coming next so that's a definite improvement.

I'll also be dusting off an even older bunny for next month's AU theme at [livejournal.com profile] whatif_au. It's at least five years old, maybe a little older, and the whole story is plotted out, characters are fleshed out, and maps have been drawn. Which is probably why I never wrote the thing. But I'm determined to do something with it. Determined, I say!

Trying to plan something for [livejournal.com profile] mmom next month. I have a vague idea of some naughty sexytimes that could happen. May is also when [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri does the New Frontiers challenge, and so I need to think of something I haven't written. Last year I did a poem.

As you can see there's still lots to do. And still not much time to do it all in. ::shakes head::

But I do have some fic to share, if you're interested:

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brumeier: (Stefon)
2017-04-14 03:11 pm

LJ 18th anniversary

It's a bittersweet birthday, to be sure, since so many people are leaving since the change of ownership. But it's been good times for me since I joined, and I'll always have fond memories even if everything's changing.




#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday

brumeier: (Stefon)
2017-04-06 12:58 pm
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It's Coming! (Pun Absolutely Intended)

It's official! The Merry Month of Masturbation ([livejournal.com profile] mmom) is kicking off again in May! Woo!

I don't have it in me to write something for each day of the month, but I usually try to craft at least one really good fic for it each year. So if you don't mind taking things "in hand" you should definitely participate. Or at least tune in to read all the good fic that'll be rolling in. ::grins::

And if anyone's interested in my previous offerings, here they are: Pieces of You (SGA) and Someone's Watching (H50).

(I was going to look for a sexy pic to add to this post and thought that might not be the best thing to be doing at work. LOL! But just imagine I had one, okay?)
brumeier: (SGA Meant To Be)
2017-04-02 11:15 pm
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FIC: When the Time is Right (McShep)

I finished my [livejournal.com profile] sgareversebang fic, friends! And what a battle it was, too.

It all started with art by the lovely [livejournal.com profile] velocitygrass. Isn't this gorgeous?



This beautiful art gave me a great fic idea. I was super stoked about it. But it was early days and I had other challenge fics to finish up first. Unfortunately, when it came time to actually buckle down and get moving...nope. No words for this story at all. Panic mode!

My muse, it seemed, was preoccupied with continuing the story I told in Cruisin'. Seriously preoccupied. So I consulted with my writing guru, [livejournal.com profile] nagi_schwarz and she agreed that story would also match very well with the artwork. True fact: both stories involved our boys being soulmates, and charting their lives through the years.

I'm not completely abandoning my original idea, because if the words show up it'll still be cool. But I had a great time writing When the Time is Right. I did a ton of historical research, watched a hundred or so YouTube videos, and tried to remember how to use Photoshop Elements so I could throw some artwork in there. And, because I have zero personal management skills, I did this all in a month. (Please don't ask how many months I had to work on this. Suffice to say it was more than one.)

This was definitely a labor of love. If you want to check it out here's what you need to know:

Title: When the Time is Right
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brumeier
Pairings: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Rodney McKay/Jennifer Keller
Rating: Teen and Up
Wordcount: 16,006
Warnings: period-typical homophobia, implied/reference drug use, all the pining

Summary: John and Rodney’s story starts in a ’56 Bel Air convertible and spans three decades of cultural turmoil, personal achievement, and loss. Will the timing ever be right for them to be together?
brumeier: (cheers)
2017-04-02 09:24 pm
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Birthday Greetings!

A very Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] melagan, who deserves all the love today!

brumeier: (Default)
2017-03-23 02:27 pm

Signal Boost - AU Challenge

Hey! Look what I did!



This monthly challenge will be gearing up April 1st and I hope you'll join me!

For more information please check out [community profile] whatif_au!

(This is my first DW post, so bear with me!)
brumeier: (Writer's Block)
2017-03-09 10:38 am

All the FIC and all the Things!

In non-writing topics, I have used up this year's tax return. That didn't take long, I know. And while I did get some things I didn't need, like DVDs, I also got some clothes for me and the boy, new pots and pans, four new tires for my car, and new glasses for the both of us. Plus I paid off a medical bill and paid off the storage unit. I stretched that money as far as I could!

Luckily I get an extra paycheck this month from first job, so I can put that money away for vacation in July. And get Ms. Barry fixed before she goes into heat a third time. ::shakes head::

In school news, my son is finally passing math! First time this year. I'm very excited. He also asked me to buy him books, which never happens because he hates reading. Fortuitously, the latest book report he did (using a book off the approved list) sucked him into the Ranger's Apprentice series, which he discovered he liked. So much so that he actually read the whole book before he did his report (also a first this year). I'm so happy to buy him books! The first three in the series should be arriving today.

He was also nominated by his math teacher for a week-long STEM workshop, which sounds amazing but unfortunately is so far beyond our financial means it isn't funny. Also, my boy inherited my social anxiety, so he didn't want to go even though they're doing some cool stuff. Still, it's awesome that his math teacher (you know, that class he's been failing all year) thinks he has the stuff for the workshop.

In writing news, I was struggling for a while. No words, no progress being made. But I think I've finally turned a corner. I met several of my deadlines, though the last one is giving me ridiculous amounts of trouble. I'm feeling confident in the writing, though, and that's the main thing.

If you want to see what I've been up to, here's the list!

List Under Cut )
brumeier: (Happy Cho)
2017-02-22 03:27 pm

Bru Emerges & Catches Up, Plus FIC

::coughs pathetically::

I have been sick, friends. Last Monday I woke up with a cough and it just went downhill from there. Flu test was negative. Strep test was negative. Doc finally diagnosed me with pneumonia and gave me three days of antibiotics. So I'm feeling much better, except for the cough that doesn't want to go away.

Yesterday was my first day back at first job, and tonight will be my first day back at second job. I'm already feeling the loss of the afternoon nap I got used to taking. I don't imagine I'll be worth much by the time my shift is over.

Being sick put a real wrench in the works in regards to writing things and getting them finished for deadlines. But I did manage to get some things done. Including my [livejournal.com profile] romancingmcshep fic, which I sent off to be beta'd today. Posting to follow soonest!

I neglected gushing over [livejournal.com profile] blueraccoon, my dear Shoobie friend and awesome person in general. Her birthday was on Monday, and unfortunately she's getting sick too. But she should absolutely be celebrated, not the least for finishing her epic Star Trek fic quite recently. (Like, triple digit wordcount epic. For reals.) Love you, Becc!

I cheated on International Fanworks Day by posting just the art I'd done to accompany my fic. The written scenes have been posted as I finish them. Still to finish are my [livejournal.com profile] sgareversebang and [livejournal.com profile] picfor1000. Hopefully I can make more headway now that my brain fog has lifted.

Here are some fics that got posted in the last couple of weeks but not mentioned here:

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brumeier: (cheers)
2017-02-12 03:09 pm
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Birthday Greetings and FIC!

The happiest of Happy Birthdays to my wonderful friend [livejournal.com profile] nagi_schwarz! She works hard, she plays hard, and she writes all the good, angsty fic! But don't take my word for it. What does Deputy Andy think about Nagi?



My gift to Nagi was the latest installment in my Honky Tonk Blues 'verse, for which she has been incredibly supportive. Here be the deets:

Title: I'll Be There For You
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Series: Honky Tonk Blues
Pairing: McShep
Characters: John, Rodney, Woolsey, Jeannie, Kaleb
Warnings: dysfunctional family drama

Prompt: LJ Comment Fic for Hurt/Comfort prompt: Any (please no SPN), any/any, sharing a favourite treat after {Bad Thing}

In which Jeannie and Rodney have family drama and John is there to offer support.
brumeier: (Bucky Not Amused)
2017-02-06 10:42 am
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Some Ramblings, Some Gratitude, and FIC

Hi friends! ::waves::

It's been a while since I've done a decent update on the life and times of Bru, so here it is.

My 13 year old son has a girlfriend. It's not his first one, but he was on a dating ban because the last girl that wanted to be his girlfriend was awful. She treated him horribly. Hoping this one is nicer. She's a year older. They went to the school's Winter Semi-formal dance as friends, and he asked her out at the end of the night. I applaud his bravery because I remember how terrifying that could be.

My mother is turning into quite the little activist. She participated in a Women's March in Miami the day after Inauguration Day, and this weekend she did a march in Palm Beach. Look how cute she is! (She's the one in the orange shirt.)

Pic Under Cut )

I had a scary encounter at the laundromat yesterday. I went late in the day, and I was the only one sitting in there. The laundromat has a TV mounted to the wall that unfortunately plays nothing but Fox News. I've submitted a request begging them to change it to any other channel. Otherwise I might have to scale the vending machine and look for the buttons to do it manually. Anyhoo, this big guy comes in to get his clothes out of the dryer and there's a Trump interview happening on TV. He salutes the TV, and then very loudly starts yelling at it when someone else comes on camera with some presidential criticism. The guy had an accent I couldn't place, and he was furious that anyone would say bad things about Trump. "I pray for him every night!" There was some ranting about Iranians or something, I don't know, I was trying not to listen. And then he looked at me and asked, "Do you support Trump?"

Um....

Luckily he didn't stay long.

In writing news, I'm trying to get like six or seven different fics written. It's slow going. I have gift fics and challenge fics and this crazy International Fanworks Day fic I'm struggling with. If I get them all done by deadline I'll be very pleasantly surprised.

Really big news, if only for me, is that I'm planning on starting a writing challenge on LJ which will be independent from [livejournal.com profile] ushobwri. Details Under Cut )

Here's some gratitude, which is overdue.

Gratitude Under Cut )
Finally, the one new posted fic that I have to share. So many more coming, though, I promise!

Title: Beneath the Wristband
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: McShep
Characters: John, Rodney
Warnings: Mention of past suicide attempt

Prompt: Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard and/or Rodney McKay, Scar (Foxes)

In which John is a mystery Rodney would love to solve, but some things are painful to learn.
brumeier: (cheers)
2017-01-26 09:16 am
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Birthday Greetings and FIC!

As usual, I'm a day late and a dollar short, but I want to send Birthday Greetings to [livejournal.com profile] selenic76. She is a delightful human being on every level and I'm so pleased to count her among my fic friends! Happy Birthday, Selenic! I hope you had a great day!



In other news, fic writing has happened. In addition to filling some prompts at [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic, I've also started participating in the [livejournal.com profile] mcsheplets prompt community. All the prompts! LOL! I'm also throwing some words at my [livejournal.com profile] romancingmcshep fic and my [livejournal.com profile] sgareversebang. Deadlines loom!

Here's what I've posted since my last update:

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brumeier: (Excitement)
2017-01-20 09:06 am
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For Darkmoore & Popkin on More Joy Day

For More Joy Day, I decided to write a gift fic because that's where my strengths lie. So I wrote another fic about Nora, an original character learning the ropes as the newest member of the SGA family.

This fic is for two lovely ladies, [livejournal.com profile] darkmoore and [livejournal.com profile] popkin16. They're both so supportive of my writing, which I appreciate more than I can say, and Popkin leaves such amazing comments every single time she reads one of my fics. Darkmoore and I converse almost daily and have had many discussions in particular about the AMTDI trope, so I wanted to put something in there about that for her. ::fistbump of solidarity::

Spread the joy, ladies! And have a wonderful day!

Title: Emergency Protocols
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Series: Learning the Ropes
Pairing: Nora (OC)/Amelia
Characters: Nora (OC), Amelia, Lorne, Woolsey, Keller, Teldy, Ronon, Rodney
Warnings: not a fun, light-hearted treatment of AMTDI (only referenced, nothing on screen)

Summary: Nora is still learning her new job on Atlantis, and that includes how to respond to offworld emergencies.
brumeier: (Stefon)
2017-01-20 07:12 am
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For Nagi on More Joy Day

So, sometimes I make these title cards for my fics. Mostly the movie fusions, I don't know why. But for More Joy Day (today!) I made one for [livejournal.com profile] nagi_schwarz for her Blood and Water series.

If you haven't read any of it, you really should. It's an SGA AU series where both John and Evan have mafia backgrounds that they've tried to escape from. There's some dark stuff in here, and Evan takes his organizational skills to scary new levels, but it's also very, very hopeful because they don't have to be defined by their pasts, or their parentage.

Bonus points for working in a really amazing three-way relationship in such a realistic way. It's so good, y'all!