Quails!

Dec. 4th, 2011 04:23 pm
flypaw: (natsume)
Or more correctly - quail!

I wasn't expecting any to hatch as it's the first time I've tried to hatch eggs and generally everything went wrong... but the outcome's surprised me! 

I have a bright, fluffy, yellow quail chick running around the incubator. S/he is so cute. Just a ball of yellow puff. Earlier the chick kept snuggling up with a bundle of unhatched eggs and I keep hoping that at least one more will hatch, just so s/he has a companion. Going to give the chick a little teddy bear or something anyway when I move her/him to the brooder, just to snuggle with if s/he wants.

I'm not counting on the other hatching, but fingers crossed! This one still needs a lot of care so will be keeping a good eye on her/him. One of her/his toes is bent which I think is probably an egg-deformation rather than it being broken, but it should straighten up. If it looks like its causing problems then I'll help it out, but otherwise I think I have another bird to add to the trio outside!

I'll post some pictures tomorrow when the chick's settled in ^^

Also, on a completely unrelated note, the amazing [livejournal.com profile] mightyprettyhas created a Merlin/Arthur fanvid to Lana Del Ray's Video Games. I'm in love with her and this video is amazing. Watch it here!
flypaw: (merlin)
Okay so I don't usually rec things because I'm about ten years behind on things, but this fic is just... amazing.

The series is Loaded March by Footloose and it's seven titles at the moment. I'm only on the 4th story so I'm not 100% sure, but I think it's still an ongoing series. Still, the total count so far is about 330k which is far from shabby and so worth it.

I am in no way, shape of form a fan of military stories. To me, most of it goes over my head as I'm just not interested in the genre. But this story - set in modern times - is just... well I've spent all day reading it. It's so detailed and yet not bogged down at all and it just had everything you want (well, I want) in a story.

If you're looking to spend a couple of days doing nothing but immersing yourself into an amazing story and world, then I'd recommend that you give this series a chance. I'm enjoying this so much and just never want it to end!

It starts with: Radioman

flypaw: (merlin)
The RPF section isn't up to what I'd call finished yet, so it does't get its own page. Yet.

As promised to some people, here it is! Most are A/M or gen. Please read individual warnings if they're provided in the stories.

Read more... )
flypaw: (merlin)
As promised to some people, here it is! Most are A/M or gen. Please read individual warnings if they're provided in the stories.

M-Z )

 

flypaw: (merlin)
As promised to some people, here it is! Most are A/M or gen. Please read individual warnings if they're provided in the stories.

A-L )A Different Kind of Dating Service by [livejournal.com profile] hulubululu 
g, ~1300
Summary: One of them dials a wrong number and gets the other one, they've never met before but for some reason they keep phoning.
A-L )A Pendragon Production by [livejournal.com profile] kingofsporks 
r, ~3300, wip
Summary: A year after graduating from Madison, Merlin moves out to LA to get a job and just maybe follow his dreams. But until then, Gaius has got him a prime seat behind the scenes watching the making of "Above the Law," the hit crime drama starring one smoking hot Arthur Pendragon. Unfortunately, Arthur's hotness is in direct proportion to his dickery, and Merlin finds himself one of the bugs trapped under the young star's shoe. A-L )Arthur is a Man of Action…and Merlin is Just Slow by [livejournal.com profile] giselleslash 
~6400
Summary: Merlin owns a bookshop, Arthur is his thoroughly incompetent but endearing - and more than a little crazycakes - employee. A-L )Camelot Industries by [livejournal.com profile] dracosoftie 
nc-17, ~24,000
Summary: The fate of his father’s company is on the line, and Arthur Pendragon must learn to trust others to help him –and put himself out there, both with Camelot Industries and with Merlin Emrys, the tech genius who has caught Arthur’s interest. Camelot Industries may never be the same after Arthur and his so-called knights of the roundtable are through with it. A-L )

Fucking Tradition by [livejournal.com profile] hermette 
nc-17, ~2000
Summary: It’s a regency AU with girl!Merlin and literal bodice ripping, okay? It doesn’t get to have a summary.
A-L )
A-L )They met in university, and Arthur never said a word. Now, his life is spinning quietly out of control, and Merlin is halfway around the world, unaware of everything.A-L )I'll Catch You by [livejournal.com profile] somerdaye 
pg-13, ~1000
Summary:
Some habits are hard to break. Others, you're not even entirely sure they're there until your body is actively responding to them and not your brain like it's bloody well supposed to.

If You Had A Bad Day by [livejournal.com profile] musicnlyrics37 
pg, ~13,300
Summary: Arthur Pendragon is the son of the owner of Pendragon Industries. Arthur is having a really bad week. His problems include: Work taking over his life, his car breaking down and his annoying girlfriend... A-L )In Medias Res by [livejournal.com profile] thewordtree 
pg-13, ~4200
Summary: Arthur remembers his past life at the age of sixty-six. It's not too late to find the other side of his coin, right?A-L )Inconvenient Gifts by [livejournal.com profile] reona32 
g, ~44,100
Summary: Fairytale Prompt: Diamonds & Toads A-L )Just for a Moment by [livejournal.com profile] dreamdustmama 
nc-17, ~3100
Summary: Merlin shows up at Arthur's late one night, rain-soaked and tired of being avoided.A-L )Love, Emails and Instant Messaging by [livejournal.com profile] lcacbc 
pg-13, ~3000
Summary: Love, emails and instant messaging. This is a look at what really goes on at Pendragon Industries. A-L )
flypaw: (merlin)
 
As promised to some people, here it is! Most are A/M or gen. Please read individual warnings if they're provided in the stories.

| Canon A-L | Canon M-Z | AU A-L | AU M-Z | Crossover/RPF |
 
M-Z )Public sex (was thinking some sort of druid magic sex ritual where they have to do it in front of people but other ideas also welcome). Bonus points if Merlin gets to top."M-Z )Set Against the Sky by [livejournal.com profile] burntotears 
pg, ~4400
Summary: One continuous story through ten songs. M-Z )The Musician by [livejournal.com profile] riventhorn 
pg-13, ~4600
Summary: "Upon what instrument are we two spanned?  And what musician holds us in his hand?"M-Z )Tiercel by [livejournal.com profile] waldorph 
r, ~6600
Summary: Arthur is constantly at war. M-Z )

 

flypaw: (merlin)
As promised to some people, here it is! Most are A/M or gen. Please read individual warnings if they're provided in the stories.

| Canon A-L | Canon M-Z | AU A-L | AU M-Z | Crossover/RPF |
 
A-L )Alas for the Splendour by [livejournal.com profile] calliglad 
pg-13, ~7200
Summary: Where Gorlois is King, Morgana is his heir and Arthur is his ward. Destiny always prevails.A-L )A-L )Before the Sun Rises by [livejournal.com profile] marguerite_26 
nc-17, ~9000
Summary:After saving King Arthur’s life, a seventeen year old Merlin is asked to move to Camelot and become his manservant.A-L )He first notices it under the most inappropriate of circumstances.A-L )
Cause There's No Choice In The End by anon
nc-17, ~10,600
Summary: Shortly after the death of his father Arthur has to fight his first battle as King of Camelot.A-L )Dare by [livejournal.com profile] planejane 
nc-17, ~2500
Summary: Merlin pushes, pushes, pushes Arthur. Until one day, Arthur pushes back. Which is what Merlin had unknowingly needed all along.
A-L )A-L )A-L )Merlin remembers, where all others have forgotten. And he waits.
A-L )Evolution by [livejournal.com profile] angelqueen04 
r, ~6200
Summary: He doesn’t notice that her eyes are blue until after she storms away. A-L )
A-L ).A-L )
A-L )In the Spaces Between by [livejournal.com profile] neathsunnyskies 
r, ~16,100
Summary: Merlin dies. Alternatively, Arthur is so stricken with grief that he goes on a mad quest looking for a sorcerer to bring Merlin back to life. When it finally happens, Merlin is horrified because it's truly impossible to just bring someone back to life like that and he's fairly certain he's some kind of half-dead abomination. Arthur doesn't care.A-L ).A-L )
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