solitarysloth: On a black background, a man standing in a ring of fire (Default)
 Here's a scene I just wrote from a fic I'm working on.  I haven't gotten this far in it yet (no where near, actually), but the scene just came to me (Ianto standing there with the fag) and I had to write it down.  And now I'm posting it because I feel like it and I'm rather fond of it.  There are oblique references in the text, but the icon is acually a hint too, to the setting (Now it's obvious).


Jack woke up to an empty bed, (sheets tucked up around his shoulders, the rumpled fabric over the mattress indicating where Ianto had lain beside him, already cold) and a gibbous moon staring down at him through the window. The moonlight cast shadows of the furniture and nameless things seemed to move in them.

He got up and crossed the room to stand naked in the window, looking down at the empty streets. He saw a movement at the end of the road and, after watching for a moment as it moved slowly away, turned away, picking up pants and shirt of the floor (probably his, only ones there) and pulling them on. He grabbed his coat off the chair before he left, closing and locking the door carefully behind him.

He found Ianto standing near the edge of the cliff that fell away to the breakers, gazing out over the ocean. The wet, tangled grasses came up nearly to his knees and he was huddled into himself, against the cold sea breeze. He cradled a cigarette in his hand and as Jack watched, he took a deep drag from it, seeming to seek warmth and comfort in it's trailing smoke.

He looked incredibly pale under the moonlight, hair and suit almost black against the white of his skin.  Ghost-like, drowned, and Jack tried to quell the morbid thought. He blinked and the image was gone, and there was Ianto, still ghostly, but oh-so-beautiful, lone figure against the desolate heath and endless dark ocean.

After a few more moments of watching, Jack approached Ianto, quiet, but careful to make just enough noise so that the Welshman would know someone was coming. Ianto stiffened, his fingers tightening around the cigarette, and Jack paused a few feet away. Without turning his head, Ianto reached back slowly with his left hand, until his fingers brushed against the familiar fabric of Jack coat and he relaxed, letting out a measured breath before taking another drag from the cigarette. Jack stepped closer, Ianto's hand still curled around the edge of his coat, and wrapped his arms around him from behind, resting his chin on the other man's shoulder. Ianto's body relaxed into the embrace, leaning back against him.

"It's beautiful, isn't it?"

"That doesn't make it right."



Oh gods, the formatting.  Copying from Notepad's going to be a fucking nightmare isn't it, unless I find a better way to do this.  Because there's no way I'm abandoning notepad, I like it too much (fixedsys FTW!).
I love writing in notebooks with my fountain pens, but for some reason, I just write much better on the computer *sigh*.

I also love the night.  I've wished for as long as I can remember that I could be nocturnal.  I still hope that someday I'll be able to do it, at least for a little while.  Oh well, sleepy tiem nao.

solitarysloth: On a black background, a man standing in a ring of fire (Default)
Your results:
You are Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
70%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
65%
Geordi LaForge
50%
Spock
47%
Data
42%
Uhura
35%
Deanna Troi
30%
Mr. Scott
30%
Chekov
30%
Will Riker
30%
Beverly Crusher
30%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
25%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
25%
Mr. Sulu
20%
Worf
15%
A lover of Shakespeare and other
fine literature. You have a decisive mind
and a firm hand in dealing with others.


Click here to take the "Which Star Trek character are you?" quiz...




Picard and then Red Shirt? O..kay then. Although I probably would be the red-shirt. And so not Picard, because OMG leadership and self-confidence? NO.
Although I am also not good with the children.

And I only wish I could be completely unemotional like Spock. (This has seriously been my goal since at least thirteen (although without the Spock associations until...right now, actually). I always wanted to be like people like Raistlin and Steerpike. I'm pretty sure that's not actually a good thing...)
solitarysloth: On a black background, a man standing in a ring of fire (Default)
...so, in probably the worst idea I ever had, I decided to use TVtropes.org as a plot generator.  In an even more astonishing develoment, I managed not to get stuck there for the next 24 hours (it took me four days to escape, last time I went on.  I never learn).
I pressed the Random Page button five times and have to use these to build my plot around.
Unfortunately, I didn't realise that a lot of TVtropes is pages for various books/TVshows/video games/anime.

Here's my list:
Super Dickery
Hero Worshipper
A Canticle for Leibowitz
Saturday Supercade
Digimon

I should have stopped at three like I was originally planning to.


In other news, a local hair salon had this free day where they were training people to do haircuts from some new designer styles.  I have never before done anything with my hair in my life (except for, like, curling and blowdrying it if I needed to dress up for something) and I love my new short hair *bg*.  It's all...short, and floofy, and I can like, shake it around and put wax in it and stuff *seriously in love*.  I was so scared at first to get it cut short, but...*squee*


Also: I hate the world.  tw_bigbang, I so did not need you.  The xf_bigbang is already failing enough.  I'm probably going to end up joinig at the last minute.  Just watch me.

 
solitarysloth: On a black background, a man standing in a ring of fire (Jack/Ianto)
Yes, I'm still up.  What is this thing you call sleep?

So I've been thinking more about Children of Earth ...Generally spoilery... )

Day Two

Jul. 8th, 2009 12:31 am
solitarysloth: On a black background, a man standing in a ring of fire (Default)
Long Flail about Day Two is long )

solitarysloth: On a black background, a man standing in a ring of fire (Default)

Happy Canada Day!

I love this country.  I'm currently considering a career in foreign services so that I can live in other countries and still live in Canada (awesome) and at the same time work for the Canadian government (<3).  Plus, from what I can see on the Internet, it looks like a cool job.

In other news, I listened to the Torchwood radio play today (Asylum) and rather enjoyed it.
Cut for spoilers. )

Since I'm not very good at being observant and analytical (especially for this medium), I'll leave the crit to other people.  I'll probably agree with anything [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge says.

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