bookblather: Natalie Dormer looking smugly off-camera. (Miranda Hennessy: Natalie Dormer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Salted Earth
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Electric purple 12 (Your former glories and all the stories/Dragged and washed with eager hands/But ohh oh your city lies in dust, my friend (Siouxsie & The Banshees- Cities in Dust)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Miranda. Crushes. Someone.), cotton candy 8 (climbing trees) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Miranda thinks about her life as she moves up the corporate ladder), old lace 10 (However, girls were just as obstinate then as they are now, and as they always will be.) with Sara's paint-by-numbers (Miranda always gets the job done.).
Supplies and Materials: Glue (It really shouldn't be so complicated to just let someone know how you feel. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to express yourself today, prompting others to think you're not being very sincere at all.), oils (life on the line), stain (I've accepted that I'm not going to die of natural causes, [but] getting killed 'cuz you're naturally a dick seems like natural causes to me. - Randy K. Milholland), novelty beads (this image), pastels (vengeance).
Word Count: 952
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It all comes back to Andrew Dalton.
Warnings: mentioned drug use, sexual harassment, minors having sex, and a blink and miss it mention of unwanted sexual activity (in the midst of otherwise consensual sexual activity. Plus inherent misogyny and racism.
Notes: LAST OF ALL OF THESE AND I HAVE DEFEATED CLOISONNISM WITH ONE MINUTE TO SPARE. HA.

Salted Earth )
bookblather: A picture of Paul Campbell in a sweater smiling offscreen. (in the heart: jake)
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Author: Kat
Title: Princess
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Electric purple 7 (Of all things the thing that I want most/To catch you at the point/Where you don't have a clue (Eight Seconds- Kiss You When It's Dangerous)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (If anyone's the princess in this relationship, it's totally Jake. Yep.)
Supplies and Materials: Glue (As long as you are feeling inspired, anything that motivates you can be turned into constructive action.), fabric (camera).
Word Count: 365
Rating: PG
Summary: Jake is a princess. He's okay with this. Olivia has a lot of cleavage. He's okay with that too.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Happiness.

Princess )
bookblather: A picture of Regina Spektor with her face half in shadow. (in the heart: olivia)
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Author: Kat
Title: Rebirth
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Xanadu 5 (Eleysian Fields), electric purple 6 (It could be the atmosphere sinking/I don't even know what you're thinking/I don't even know what you're drinking but it keeps this heaven alive (Duran Duran- Last Chance on the Stairway)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Reuniting with her father has brought out some strange things in Olivia. Not /bad/, but strange.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, chalk (penguin being pampered), brush (risorgimento), glitter (familiar), feathers (The girl who disappears from the pool/will never return. A woman will return,/looking for the girl she was.), pastels (peace).
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: Olivia feels young.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Last xanadu!

Rebirth )
bookblather: A picture of Neko Case in a green sweater. (in the heart: ivy)
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Author: Kat
Title: so here's the thing
Story: In the Heart -- IN SPAAAACE AU
Colors: Xanadu 9 (Shangri-La), electric purple 9 (Architects of the world/I walk your streets and/live in your towns/Temporarily/Architects of the world/You've served us well until now/But soon we'll be on our own (Spoons- Nova Heart)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Ivy and Gina. Date. In Spaaace AU.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, fingerpainting (free verse), eraser (IN SPAAAACE), chalk (happiness), yarn (halo on the moon), beading wire (mountains), glitter (Make a list of your dream summer vacation spots.), watercolors (everything is about wanting), pastels (perfect day), novelty beads ("Dawn's promising skies/Petals on a pool drifting/Imagine these in one pair of eyes/And this is my beloved"--Kismet).
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: Ivy and Gina.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Happy lesbians are their own reward.

so here's the thing )
bookblather: Matt Bomer in an open grey shirt against a landscape. (Jackson Hennessy : Matt Bomer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Thankfully Content
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Cotton candy 7 (Treehouse) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Felix loves/hates when Jack calls him up for a night to hang out at his place), electric purple 1 (It's my own design/It's my own remorse/Help me to decide/Help make the most/Of freedom and of pleasure (Tears For Fears- Everybody Wants To Rule The World)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Felix. The man. The legend. THE EPIC OF... OK, how about a day-in-the-life?).
Supplies and Materials: Glue (You can feel the pressure to say more than you want to now. However, you're still trying to resist the need to jump into the flow. The more others push, the more you resist their efforts.), modeling clay (uncomfortable conversations), chalk (jumping into summer), glitter (wait), novelty beads (I want to find my Enkidu.)
Word Count: 2026
Rating: PG
Summary: A day in the life of Felix Alvarez.
Warnings: brief mention of homophobic culture.
Notes: I have a term paper due tomorrow, and instead I wrote this. PRIORITIES. Meme fill for Sara.

Thankfully Content )
bookblather: Rachel Hurd-Wood smiling at the camera (In the Heart: adult Summer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Fit
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Xanadu 4 (Xanadu), electric purple 4 (Mama says truth is all that matters/Lying and deceiving is a sin/Drifting through a world that's torn and tattered/Every thought I have don't mean a thing (Bryan Ferry- Don't Stop The Dance)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Summer, Felipe and Zack. There's three of them in this house now. There are things they need to learn about how that works.)
Supplies and Materials: Frame, miniature collection, glue (Someone may get on your nerves today... But keeping your true feelings quiet and just acquiescing won't work for you now because it's important that your opinion is heard.), oils (dressing yourself), glitter (familiar), novelty beads (“Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid), fingerpainting (alternating dialogue only and description only).
Word Count: 616
Rating: PG
Summary: They fit.
Warnings: none.
Notes: I got a present and then this finished writing itself. THANK YOU PRESENT-GIVER, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. Also a very late meme-fill for lilmoka.

Fit )
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Author: Kat
Title: Tales
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Electric purple 13 (Funny how I find myself/In love with you/If I could buy my reasoning/I'd pay to lose/One half won't do (Talk Talk- It's My Life)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (If her love for Christopher was in a fairy tale, it would be one of those dark ones they don't tell children anymore. Or would it?)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, canvas (Isobel's courtship and marriage).
Word Count: 300
Rating: PG-13
Summary: She grew up on fairy tales.
Warnings: references abuse, blink and miss it reference to rape
Notes: none.

Tales )
bookblather: Matt Bomer in an open grey shirt against a landscape. (Jackson Hennessy : Matt Bomer)
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Author: Kat
Title: apologize
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Electric purple 16 (I have stood here before inside the pouring rain/With the world turning circles running 'round my brain/I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign/But it's my destiny to be the king of pain (The Police- King of Pain)) with shipwreck_light's paint by numbers (Jack knows who he is. Sometimes, he knows it all too well.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, modeling clay (uncomfortable conversations), novelty beads ("My rock candy passion is bittersweet/And armed to the teeth." The Yacht Club, Owl City), oils (always falling behind), glitter (Sad, Maroon 5).
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Jack leaves Samantha.
Warnings: internalized ableism.
Notes: none for this.

apologize )
bookblather: Lucy Hale looking back over her shoulder with a smile. (in the heart: Ahava: Lucy Hale)
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Author: Kat
Title: Dating Blues
Story: In the Heart -- Soulmates AU
Colors: True blue 1 (Bromance/Womance/Fromance), electric purple 10 (But there's no sense in telling me/The wisdom of the fool won't set you free. (New Order- Bizarre Love Triangle)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Ahava knows what's going on here!)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (soulmates AU), acrylic (Getting to the breaking point), glitter (Topic to discuss : Envy), seed beads, novelty beads (this picture).
Word Count: 531
Rating: PG
Summary: Ahava is done with men. Finished!
Warnings: none.
Notes: This takes place in a new AU where everyone is born with words on their wrists that have some sort of relation to their soulmates. More information about the 'verse can be found here (though some of that is out of date). If you think of any questions PLEASE ask them, that meme is not closed!

Dating Blues )
bookblather: Sarah Porchetta in a pink sweater, smiling at the camera. (In the heart : joy : sarah porchetta)
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Author: Kat
Title: Five Things Joy Never Did (And One Thing She Never Stopped)
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Electric purple 18 (Reaching into the heart of the darkness/For the tenderness within/Stumblin' into the lights of the city/And then back in the shadows again/Hanging onto the laughter/That each of us hid our unhappiness in (Jackson Browne- That Girl Could Sing)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Joy doesn't want to be just /that/ girl. She doesn't want to be just anything.)
Supplies and Materials: Fingerpainting (first person), stain (If you can find something everyone agrees on, it's wrong. - Mo Udall), glitter (Make a list of lessons you’ve learned so far in your life.), pastels (beliefs), novelty beads (Well, I like to dance/So if you do just get on the floor/Forget the romance/This is what music was created for. - "I Like To Dance", Hot Chelle Rae).
Word Count: 1247
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Joy knows who she is, and stereotypes ain't it.
Warnings: mentions of slut-shaming, body policing, drug use, prostitution, stereotypes about strippers.
Notes: I sort of just let Joy talk. This may or may not be coherent.

Five Things Joy Never Did (And One Thing She Never Stopped) )
bookblather: Sarah Porchetta in a pink sweater, smiling at the camera. (In the heart : joy : sarah porchetta)
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Author: Kat
Title: Counting the Ways
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Transparent 18 (Intellect), electric purple 20 (Making the madness/And solitary sadness/A friendly fool/I thought of stories/They told us long ago/Of how the world was a perfume garden (The Chameleons- Perfume Garden)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Joy's parents are still in love.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, feathers ("She's always the smartest person in the room, and she knows it."), seed beads, novelty beads (this gif).
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: All the things Don Maserati loves about his wife.
Warnings: none.
Notes: It's all in the flaws.

Counting the Ways )
bookblather: George Clooney in a suit and sunglasses, looking at the camera. (Christopher Hennessy : George Clooney)
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Author: Kat
Title: Smoke
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Transparent 7 (Vaporous), electric purple 5 (We talked and smoked all through the night/You led me where I had no sight/Till birdsong broke the morning light/And I was weak with strange delight (Big Country- The Teacher)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Tommy didn't hate /everything/ about school. There was this one time...).
Supplies and Materials: Pointillism, canvas, glue (You are ready for nearly anything that sounds like fun today, but your impulsive reactions could over-complicate your life.), chalk (this picture), stain (You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in. - Arlo Guthrie), yarn (the oceanside), glitter (blonde hair dyed blue), feathers ("Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say." --Mitch Albom), novelty beads (A drunk man's truth), seed beads, charcoal (kinda).
Word Count: 260
Rating: PG-13
Summary: A night on the cliffs.
Warnings: minors having sex.
Notes: Well, this was a revelation. May or may not wind up canon.

Smoke )
bookblather: Bindu Madhavi in a blue shirt, smiling off-camera. (in the heart : maya : bindu madhavi)
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Author: Kat
Title: Sunset
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Transparent 12 (Father Sky), electric purple 2 (As far as I can see/Only pin-up posters/Looking down at me/Watching paper cups of coffee/Growing cold before my eyes (a-ha- The Blue Sky)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Maya has come to realize that running away is fundamentally lonely. )
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, chalk (Manhattenhenge), glitter (forward), novelty beads (in comparison), seed beads (Maya).
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: Maya and priorities.
Warnings: child abandonment
Notes: Strictly speaking Maya did not run away, but regardless.

Sunset )
bookblather: Bruce Greenwood resting his chin on his folded hands and smiling. (in the heart : nathan : bruce greenwood)
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Author: Kat
Title: blue grey green lavender
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Transparent 4 (Scent the air), bittersweet 3 (nostalgia), electric purple 19 (I find myself on canvas/I find myself on stage/Can you see me/Are you near me/And I long to know you're real/ And I long for you to be part of me (The Ocean Blue- Between Something And Nothing)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Nathan's drawn something that doesn't belong in the corner of one of his drafts.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, chalk (jellyfish awe), stain (We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people. - Arthur Schopenhauer), novelty beads ("How does a person feel when looking at the sky? He thinks that he doesn't have enough tongues to describe what he sees. Nevertheless, people have never stopping describing the sky, simply listing what they see." -Umberto Eco).
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: Nathan and the ocean.
Warnings: none
Notes: Ninja post before I go off to Ohio for the weekend. Description exercise, it's SWL's fault, you understand.

eta: I was so tired I forgot to credit a line, so please forgive my accidental plagarism. "Blue grey green lavender" is from a Mary Oliver poem, Tides, which inspired this piece.

ocean )
bookblather: A closeup of Daniel Vettori in glasses and a baseball hat (in the heart: aaron)
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Author: Kat
Title: Date Night
Story: In the Heart - Sociopathic Besties AU
Colors: Electric purple 3 (If I were kind and adoring/How would that be?/Very boring (Adam Ant- Desperate But Not Serious)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Sociopath Aaron could almost say he's enjoying this... Date, is it?), old lace 18 (Of course, a lot of people are stupid. And stupid people get found out, whatever they do. But there are quite a number of people who aren't stupid, and one shudders to think of what they might accomplish unless they had very strongly rooted principles.) with Sara's paint-by-numbers (Sociopath!Aaron: No one ever suspects.)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (Sociopathic Besties), novelty beads (Deception point)
Word Count: 319
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Aaron goes on a date.
Warnings: emotional abuse
Notes: So, yeah, this happened. Canon!Aaron actually did date Jill Temple, but not for very long.

Read more... )
bookblather: A picture of Pink in a pink shirt and black beret. (in the heart: danny)
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Author: Kat
Title: The Chance
Story: In the Heart - Spartacus AU
Colors: Transparent 11 (Sword), electric purple 14 (Hurt by envy, cut by greed/Face to face with their own disillusion/The scars of old romances still on their cheeks/And when blow by blow the passion dies sweet little death (Propaganda- Duel)) with shipwreck_light's paint-by-numbers (This is the kind of moment Danny knows can make or break a person.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, canvas (most of the middle miniatures), eraser (Spartacus AU), stickers (In Roman times one could be designated a 'public enemy' which meant that every citizen was duty bound to kill or capture you. If you were caught, you would be tied up naked and beaten to death with heavy rods.), brush (muliebrity), stain (The main things which seem to me important on their own account, and not merely as means to other things, are knowledge, art, instinctive happiness, and relations of friendship or affection. - Bertrand Russell), modeling clay (free), glitter (- "Where there is anger there is always pain underneath." – Eckhart Tolle), novelty beads (Draw the Line, Aerosmith).
Word Count: 600
Rating: R
Summary: Danny makes a choice.
Warnings: slavery, brief graphic violence, bullying, background violence, brief references to sexual assault, sexual threats, and sexual activity with an underage person. A lot of very bad shit goes down in this AU, guys: be aware.
Notes: Spartacus AU, yaaaaay. I'd like to take this moment to thank my enablers. You know who you are. Also, "puer" is Latin for "boy." The -a ending is feminine and not properly applied to it. Y'all can take it from there.

The Chance )
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Author: Kat
Title: Horizon
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Transparent 19 (East), bittersweet 10 (endings and beginnings), electric purple 15 (Too many shadows, whispering voices/Faces on posters, too many choices/If, when, why, what?/How much have you got? (The Petshop Boys- West End Girls)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Charlotte's first night out as an ordinary person and all she feels is ________.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, chalk (this picture), oils (the alley between two worlds), yarn (this picture), novelty beads (this picture!).
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: Charlotte, on her own.
Warnings: none.
Notes: It's been a while since I wrote Shine Like It Does!

Read more... )
bookblather: A picture of Henrik Asheim smiling. (in the heart: lars)
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Author: Kat
Title: Do You See It?
Story: In the Heart - Fairy Tale AU
Colors: Bubblegum pink 14 (Time for a Treat), electric purple 8 (Your optimistic eyes/Seem like paradise/To someone like me/I want to take you/In my arms/Forgetting all I couldn't do today (Depeche Mode- Black Celebration)) with shipwreck_light's paint-by-numbers (You can't rely on other people to save you. Sometimes, you're all you have.),
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, canvas (Lars is about five for most of this), yarn (the Big Dipper), brush (transpire), glitter (Moon and the Sky, Jay-Z), eraser (Fairy Tale AU), novelty beads (Well, he's not a panda, but...).
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: It never occured to him to question home.
Warnings: none
Notes: Saw the yarn and Lars spoke up.

Do You See It? )
bookblather: A closeup of Daniel Vettori in glasses and a baseball hat (in the heart: aaron)
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Author: Kat
Title: Security
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Bubblegum pink 9 (Blankie), electric purple 17 (I called you after midnight/Then ran until I burst/I passed the howling woman/And stood outside your door (The Cure- The Walk)) with shipwreck_light's paint-by-numbers (He's vaguely aware of the fact he's dreaming, but his heart still pounds.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, canvas (Aaron is about four), novelty beads (this gif), glitter (vulnerable).
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: Little Aaron has this piece of comfort, anyway.
Warnings: none
Notes:

Security )
bookblather: Mia Maestro pulling her hair back. (Charlotte Hennessy : Mia Maestro)
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Author: Kat
Title: Beautiful
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Dogwood rose 2 (burgundy: unconscious beauty), electric purple 11 (And here in you/My engines die/I'm in a mood for you/Or running away/Stars come down in you/And love - you can't give it away (The Psychedelic Furs- The Ghost in You)) with shipwreck_light's paint by numbers (She wants to dance with [noun of your choice] in the rain and to the sappiest song she knows.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature.
Word Count: 100
Rating: G.
Summary: Sebastian thinks Charlotte is beautiful.
Warnings: none.
Notes: nope.

Beautiful )

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