01 January 2014 @ 12:22 am
Happy New Year!
31 December 2013 @ 11:18 am
So I kinda lapsed towards the middle of 2012 and although I probably did hit the 50 books in a year thing, I stopped keeping note of them. So, new year, new list.

books are kinda my life... )
05 November 2013 @ 02:41 pm
So... we've not been overwhelmed by nominations over at the Fulcrum Awards, even though the quality of those which have been sent in is breathtaking. I'm going to keep nominations open until the end of this month in the hopes that we can get some momentum going again!

Fulcrum Awards for Leverage Fanfiction, 2013

Go on, you know you want to!

(WKA results are coming - I'm verifying them as I type and hope to have the banners completed by Thursday at the latest!)
Current Mood: hopeful
28 September 2013 @ 02:49 pm
Finally getting a chance to breathe which is all kinds of awesome!

WKA updates are all done, I've still to contact the nominees and hope to have that done this weekend.

Could do with more nominees in the following categories:

New Author
Overall Author
Het Author
I Like The Quiet (just Xander)
Crazy Whirligig of Fun (comedy/crack fic)

Also, I've been posting mixes for my [livejournal.com profile] leverageland big bang entry over at [livejournal.com profile] fandomsbitca along with a couple of Clint/Nat drabbles I wrote yesterday. And WOW it feels awesome to be writing again!

Eliot Mini-Mix

Eliot full mix

Hardison mix

Parker mix

Sophie mix

ClinTasha drabble: Wherever You Go

ClinTasha drabble: Sometimes He Flies

Final thing, just upgraded my sites to the latest version of PHP and it's screwing with some of the scripts - specifically WordPress and Coppermine - working on it, will get it cleared up soon but you might see some funny error messages at the top of the pages for a while. Shouldn't have too much impact apart from making the pages look fugly. :(
Current Music: Civil Wars - Devil's Backbone
12 September 2013 @ 02:27 pm

I suck.

(and not always in the good way that makes me fun at parties...)

Dear Xander fandom,

I am SOOOO sorry. I really should not have scheduled the WKA round when I knew my internet connection was going to be sketchy at best and I had two shows to prepare for. Granted, I didn't expect to be working 16-17 hours a day on making bracelets when I launched this round, but to completely let the White Knight Awards fall by the wayside was unforgiveable.

So, officially, nominations will remain open until the end of September 2013. Basically I'm moving everything back a month. :-)

I've started updating the nominees but am running out of time in the library today so will do it from home and get it uploaded tonight. I swear on Xander's remaining eye.

*hugs you all*

Yours, apologetically

Sho xx
Current Music: Phillip Phillips
Current Mood: stressed
01 August 2013 @ 01:35 pm
And we're back!

White Knight Awards

The 2013 round of the White Knight Awards for Xander Harris fic and authors is now open for nominations!
Current Music: Phillip Phillips - Drive Me
14 June 2013 @ 02:46 pm

Come on, you know you wanna join [livejournal.com profile] leverageland! Tell 'em I sent you and you *really* want to join dontcha!
Current Mood: cheerful
13 June 2013 @ 02:21 pm
Title the biggest mistake of all (I didn't return your call)
Artist WhiskyInMind
Fandom(s) Leverage/Avengers (MCU)
Character(s)/Pairing(s) Quinn/Eliot, Quinn/Clint
Fic Nobody's Hero
Author [livejournal.com profile] theron09
Community/Challenge [livejournal.com profile] thebigbangjob 2013
Artist's Notes I GOT TO WORK WITH MEGAN AGAIN!!! Hee! No, seriously, this was an absolute joy to work on. Such a wonderful fic (which I'm assured will have a follow up because she can't leave it like that!) with such emotional and emotive pairings and just... Go read the fic. And then come back and listen to the soundtack as if it's the radio in Quinn's head, 'cos that's how I compiled it. (Yeah, Megan, there's a soundtrack under the cut I didn't tell you about... *grins*) I can only hope I came close to capturing the images that the story conjures up.


Nobody's Hero )
07 May 2013 @ 02:21 pm
So by now you all know I *love* crossovers, right? Well, I'm lucky enough that a whole bunch of you are right there with me on this love and two of my friends happen to share the love of an apparently random pairing that just MAKES SO MUCH SENSE!!!

The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] ishilde created a fanmix as a gift for [livejournal.com profile] telaryn focusing on Clint/Quinn. Yup, Clint Barton from Avengers/MCU verse and Mr (Jonah) Quinn from Leverage.


I was a co-conspirator with [livejournal.com profile] ishilde and was lucky enough to be able to help her out with a cover for it, but really this is all down to her awesomeness. So, go check it out!

Current Mood: impressed
Current Music: Pete Yong & Scarlett Johansson - I Don't Know What To Do
30 April 2013 @ 02:30 pm

more below the cut )

Currently on display in West Kilbride Library, North Ayrshire, all items are for sale with 20% of the sale price going to charity. We can take commissions and make things to your specifications.

Rain Doodles
Current Music: Stereophonics - Graffiti On The Train
Current Mood: bouncy
16 April 2013 @ 03:05 pm
I keep forgetting to link to stuff I've posted on [livejournal.com profile] fandomsbitca here so...

Road To Ruin (these are our redemption days)
Tony Stark/Clint Barton fanmix


one ClinTasha & one Eliza art *things*
09 April 2013 @ 01:31 pm
Drabble for [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip from the prompt "Faith, Xander, what might have been"

Title: In the Moment
Author: WhiskyInMind
Rating: Teen & Up
Fandom(s): Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Faith/Xander
Timeframe/Spoilers: unspecified time post-The Zeppo (in my head, it's during Faith's 'rocky road to redemption' prison spell)

"Is this alright?"


Various icons, mostly Hawkeye comic, issue #1


Musical inspiration fic for [livejournal.com profile] leverageland

Title: Find a Home
Author: WhiskyInMind
Team: Grifter
Title: Find A Home
Inspiration: Seven Nation Army
Tags: ,
Current Mood: good
Current Music: Lennon - Brake Of Your Car
09 March 2013 @ 04:58 pm
so [livejournal.com profile] tortuousphoenix was an absolute star last weekend and helped fix up the malfunctioning laptop and it's all shiny and wonderful... except...

whenever they play a game that involves Flash it runs for a few minutes and then the whole system just switches of. No BSoD, no warning, just kaput.

Any ideas anyone?

Win XP
Current Mood: confused
15 February 2013 @ 02:41 pm
So, sis has a laptop (which I'm currently typing this entry on) and it's coming up with error messages saying it's failed genuine Windows validation. She got it second hand from an IT guy who may or may not have installed it illegally.

My question is this, is there a way to fix it? And an additional question, I have the back up disks from my old computer which, obviously, is a genuine copy. Can I use *those* to re-install Windows XP from scratch?

Can you tel I don't really know what the hell I'm talking about?

Current Mood: curious
Still my OTP...

Title: Don't Save Me (Save Me)
Author: WhiskyInMind
Rating: n/a
Fandom(s): Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Faith Lehane/Xander Harris
Disclaimer: I wish this was my sandbox, but really I'm just playing here
Notes: Apparently I'm incapable of listening to any new music without immediately incorporating it into a fanmix. Ah well!
Summary: Faith & Xander have a connection, even if they deny it.

Track listing and download links here @ [livejournal.com profile] fandomsbitca
Current Mood: nostalgic
18 January 2013 @ 10:38 am
So, I've got a new project underway. I compiled a list of all the fandom things I want to be working on and am steadily working my way through it. The list has 32 items on it, some old (WaDaDM, Crimson Regret), some new. Some that have been sitting on my hard drive for a few month waiting for me to finish them. This? Is the round-up of the first completed item on my list.

It's not much of a secret that I'm more than a little obsessed with the Clint Barton & Natasha Romanoff relationship in Avengers. It should also not really come as much of a surprise that I love music. Since I first saw the film I've had a few pplaylist tabs open in Foobar and whenever a song came up on random that fit these two, I dragged it over to the relevant tab (had 'em sorted by theme).

Well... it ended up that I had more than enough for a single fanmix. Hell, I had more than enough for three mixes. So, *takes a deep breath*, may I present all SIX mixes? These have been posted one a day this week over at [livejournal.com profile] fandomsbitca and [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised, so apologies for the repeat, but I figured it would be good to have them all in one place!

Read more... )
Current Mood: productive
20 December 2012 @ 11:17 am
Reveals went up at [livejournal.com profile] avengersfest yesterday, so I can *finally* share this with y'all!

Title: When the World Is Lit By Lightning
Author: WhiskyInMind
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff
Giftee: [livejournal.com profile] rumpledlinen as part of [livejournal.com profile] avengersfest 2012
Prompt: Dark, PWP, Budapest, exercise-turned-sex, d/s overtones, breathplay, Natasha topping
Notes: Thank you so much to [livejournal.com profile] telaryn and [livejournal.com profile] tortuousphoenix for the betaing and the cheerleading! I couldn't have done this without you guys!

On LiveJournal or On AO3

(This is the first het NC-17 fic I've written in a *very* long time - I was more than a little nervous and seriously could not have done it without my cheerleaders and betas!)
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Franz Ferdinand - Dark of the Matinee
14 December 2012 @ 09:55 pm
So, here it is. Yeah.


I love my flist, and a lot of my flist love each other (and not always in purely platonic ways - you know who I'm talking about here...), but I am such a fandom addict that not all of you know who anyone else on here is.

So, to try to connect you all, and to celebrate six plus 16 years since I stopped being a minor, I am hosting this wish-fulfilment type thing. Comment here telling me/us/the world what fandom things you would love to have for your very own, and then take a look through the rest of the comments and if you can fill a request, please do so!

*hugs you all*

Current Mood: hopeful
Current Music: Loading...
12 December 2012 @ 03:39 pm
The winners of the 2012 round of the White Knight Awards have been announced! Congratulations to all the winners!!!

Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Damien Rice - Me, My Yoke & I