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There's no easy way to say this, so I'm going to come right out:

Yesterday, there was a fire in my house.

Before you all start fretting: Yes, I am okay. We are all okay.

Yes, there was damage to the house. Fairly major damage, but everything of actual importance is safe, and everything else of value is salvageable.

I just wanted those of you that already knew to hear from me that we're all fine (because I know I like to hear from the source whenever possible). Thank you for everyone who's been texting/tweeting/emailing me making sure I was okay.

Thank you, everyone.

*hugs and kisses and lots of love*

-- Gracie
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BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who -- Second Fiddle (6/10)

Title: Second Fiddle (6/10)
Date Written: 5/3/11
Rating: PG-13/T
Word Count: 2,899
Fandom: BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who
Disclaimer: Not mine, property of their respective owners
Characters/Pairings: John Watson/Donna Noble (yes. you read that right), Sherlock Holmes, the Doctor
Spoilers: Up through The Great Game (Sherlock) and up through The Unicorn and the Wasp (Doctor Who)
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: I blame [profile] midassa_in_gold for this, completely, utterly, and entirely. All of this. Thanks, as always, to my betas: [personal profile] totally4ryo, [profile] k8stamps, and [personal profile] gingerlr. So, uh, those of you waiting for the other shoe to drop? Here goes. Because really, like I couldn't do a bit of drama? (also, a note on the posting schedule: I've been doing Mon/Wed/Fri, but due to Real Life going all pear shaped and going out of town for Mother's Day weekend, I'm going to post Tues/Thurs for the last for chapters of this fic.)


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BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who -- Second Fiddle (5/10)

Title: Second Fiddle (5/10)
Date Written: 4/29/11
Rating: PG-13/T
Word Count: 903
Fandom: BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who
Disclaimer: Not mine, property of their respective owners
Characters/Pairings: John Watson/Donna Noble (yes. you read that right), Sherlock Holmes
Spoilers: None, really
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: I blame [profile] midassa_in_gold for this, completely, utterly, and entirely. All of this. Thanks, as always, to my betas: [personal profile] totally4ryo, [profile] k8stamps, and [personal profile] gingerlr. It's Friday, so time for another chapter!


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BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who -- Second Fiddle (4/10)

Title: Second Fiddle (4/10)
Date Written: 4/27/11
Rating: PG-13/T
Word Count: 960
Fandom: BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who
Disclaimer: Not mine, property of their respective owners
Characters/Pairings: John Watson/Donna Noble (yes. you read that right)
Spoilers: For John's backstory.
Warnings: Implied het sex.
Author's Notes: I blame [profile] midassa_in_gold for this, completely, utterly, and entirely. All of this. Thanks, as always, to my betas: [personal profile] totally4ryo, [profile] k8stamps, and [personal profile] gingerlr. This chapter is short, but it is not, I repeat, not the shortest chapter. This chapter is also the reason why this story gave me fits -- it was the second to write itself, and insisted on writing itself in present tense.


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BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who -- Second Fiddle (3/10)

Title: Second Fiddle (3/10)
Date Written: 4/25/11
Rating: PG-13/T for later chapters
Word Count: 2,113
Fandom: BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who
Disclaimer: Not mine, property of their respective owners
Characters/Pairings: John Watson/Donna Noble (yes. you read that right), Sherlock
Spoilers: None, really
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: I blame [profile] midassa_in_gold for this, completely, utterly, and entirely. All of this. Thanks, as always, to my betas: [personal profile] totally4ryo, [profile] k8stamps, and [personal profile] gingerlr. And thank you, dear readers, for your kind comments! New Orleans was a blast. I spent far too much, ate far too much, partied far too much.


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BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who -- Second Fiddle (2/10)

Title: Second Fiddle (2/10)
Date Written: 4/21/11
Rating: PG-13/T for later chapters
Word Count: 2,229
Fandom: BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who
Disclaimer: Not mine, property of their respective owners
Characters/Pairings: John Watson/Donna Noble (yes. you read that right), Sherlock
Spoilers: None, really
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: I blame [profile] midassa_in_gold for this, completely, utterly, and entirely. All of this. Thanks, as always, to my betas: [personal profile] totally4ryo, [profile] k8stamps, and [personal profile] gingerlr. And thank you, dear readers, for your kind comments! Next chapter will be out Monday, since I'm going to New Orleans this weekend.


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BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who -- Second Fiddle (1/10)

Title: Second Fiddle (1/10)
Date Written: 4/19/11
Rating: PG-13/T for later chapters
Word Count: 2,075
Fandom: BBC's Sherlock/Doctor Who
Disclaimer: Not mine, property of their respective owners
Characters/Pairings: John Watson/Donna Noble (yes. you read that right), Sherlock, Tenth Doctor
Spoilers: None, really
Warnings: Mentions of past drug abuse
Author's Notes: I blame [profile] midassa_in_gold for this, completely, utterly, and entirely. All of this. Thanks, as always, to my betas: [personal profile] totally4ryo, [profile] k8stamps, and [personal profile] gingerlr.

I've been sitting on this one since January; my second job and a bit of nervousness kept me from posting this until now. I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!


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Sherlock -- Bitterness Is A Paralytic

Title: Bitterness Is A Paralytic
Date Written: 3/23/11
Rating: PG-13/T
Word Count: 2,259
Fandom: BBC's Sherlock
Disclaimer: Not mine, property of their respective owners
Characters/Pairings: John Watson, Harry Watson/Clara, insinuated John/Sherlock
Spoilers: Slight for the series in the form of quotes as scene headers, mostly for episode 1
Warnings: Mentions of alcohol dependency/abuse
Author's Notes: I blame [profile] midassa_in_gold for getting me into BBC's Sherlock. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. If you haven't seen/heard of it, here's why you should watch it: it's only 3 episodes long, and created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffet. Yeah, the guy who made Who awesome again.

So today's my birthday, and as a hobbit birthday present to my long-suffering f-list (I swear I'm still alive, guys), I bring you fic, in hopes that you won't sacrifice me to the literary gods for not writing lately. Thanks, as always, to my betas: [personal profile] totally4ryo, [profile] k8stamps and [personal profile] gingerlr.

Also, does anyone know any good Sherlock fic comms? My comm-fu is lacking at the moment.


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*ahem*

First off, yes, I am still alive. I know, it's terrible; I don't write in forever, and when I do, it's in a fandom none of you are into yet. That's changing; I have a COMPLETE fic out to betas. DW crossover with BBC's Sherlock. Get into it now, folks. It's a good one.

Now, to business.

In August, I'm taking a trip. Overseas. August 15th (well, I'll land on the 16th) to the 3pth, I will be... in the UK. What initially was going to be a fun trip to London to see David Tennant and Catherine Tate snipe at each other in Miuch Ado About Nothing has progressed into Gracie's Madcap Trip About The British Isles. Oh, how I wish I could do it all. I guess that's what retirement is for. Anyway, definite visit spots include London, Cardiff, Dublin, and Edinburgh, with Bath, Stonehenge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Belfast, and somewhere in the county Mayo on my "time and money willing" list. (The family's from the County Mayo. I can't go that far and not visit.)

So here's the problem: No one I know has done what I'm aiming to do (as far as I know). My mother went to London back in the 70s, so that info's a bit outdated. And she went on a tour of Ireland with a group... plus, her budget could have been probably five times more than what mine is. So I don't have a budget traveller to ask advice from. Therefore I turn to you, oh UK people whose flists I have the privledge of gracing. Explain your odd ways to this weary traveller, please!

Also, yes, I'd love restaurant/sights/shopping recs and suggestions. And I'd love to meet up with some of y'all if possible. :D