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Shooting yourself in the foot

The Isle of Man is not part of the UK, nor even of the EU, and I didn't get a vote in the referendum. So I'm not going to comment about the result except to say one thing.

This conclusively proves that David Cameron is the stupidest person ever to have been UK Prime Minister.
Sorkatani

Crossover Fic: Tabula Avatar Ch. 76 (BtVS/Baldur's Gate 2)

Thoughts on recent TV adverts: I love the Paddy Power ‘Scotland’ advert that re-writes ‘Vindaloo’ from a Scottish perspective. And I hate the ‘Haribo’ adverts; I hope the ‘happy world of Haribo’ is struck by an asteroid, or attacked by the Goa’uld, or by the aliens from ‘Independence Day’.

Here is the next chapter of my award-winning BtVS/Baldur’s Gate 2 crossover ‘Tabula Avatar’, which is getting close to the end; I estimate there will be only 2 further chapters after this one. I said the same thing last time I posted but I underestimated. The long delay in posting is mainly due to the release of the Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition expansion ‘Siege of Dragonspear’; it makes significant changes to the gameplay and I’ve not only played it more than once but have replayed the entire saga, from beginning to end, as more than one character class and with a variety of companions. Also I’ve been writing a story (‘Divakiin!’) that I haven’t posted on LiveJournal because it has chapter lengths that are longer than LJ’s posting limit.

Previous chapters can be found HERE. Rating R; this chapter is 8,000 words.

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Nazgulwhale

Eurovision travesty

Absolutely gutted by the results of the Eurovision semi-final tonight. It was the best semi ever, with several entries that were really excellent by Eurovision standards, and only a few dreadful ones. And all the dreadful ones went through to the final and most of the excellent ones didn't.

How could they not have voted for the Belarussian elf and his wolves? After Newcastle United being relegated I was looking to Eurovision to cheer me up. No such luck.
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Buffy in Tabula Avatar

Crossover Fic: Tabula Avatar Ch. 75 (BtVS/Baldur's Gate 2)

Here is the next chapter of my BtVS/Baldur’s Gate 2 crossover ‘Tabula Avatar’, which is getting close to the end; I estimate there will be only 2 further chapters after this one. Previous chapters can be found HERE. Rating R; this chapter is 8,550 words.

I haven’t mentioned this before but the ‘Tabula Avatar’ series won 2 awards in Round 31 (April-July 2015) of the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards. I don’t know who nominated me but, if it was anyone on LiveJournal, thank you.

SunnyD Memorial Award Best Plot

SunnyD Memorial Award Best Game Crossover

And now on with the story.

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King of Elfland's Daughter

Crossover Fic: The King of Elfland's Daughter 11 (NCIS/Stargate SG1/Forgotten Realms)

NEWSFLASH! I'VE FINISHED A STORY! And I'm posting this chapter only 3 days after I posted the previous one.

This is the conclusion of my ‘Tabula Avatar’ crossover universe story The King of Elfland’s Daughter, sequel to Debt of Blood. An NCIS/Stargate SG-1/Forgotten Realms crossover.

Summary: Gibbs and the NCIS Major Case Response Team investigate the brutal murder of a Marine and the trail leads them first to a Congolese immigrant named Cierre LuaLua, working for a secret Air Force project, and then to a deadly, seemingly invulnerable, assassin who might be a literal devil. Chapter 11 is 6,900 words, rating 15.

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King of Elfland's Daughter

Crossover Fic: The King of Elfland's Daughter 10 (NCIS/Stargate SG1/Forgotten Realms)

Here, at last, is Part 10 of my ‘Tabula Avatar’ crossover universe story The King of Elfland’s Daughter, sequel to Debt of Blood. An NCIS/Stargate SG-1/Forgotten Realms crossover.

Summary: Gibbs and the NCIS Major Case Response Team investigate the brutal murder of a Marine and the trail leads them first to a Congolese immigrant named Cierre LuaLua, working for a secret Air Force project, and then to a deadly, seemingly invulnerable, assassin who might be a literal devil. Chapter 10 is 6,075 words, rating 15.

Sorry for the extremely long delay in posting this; I went through a long period of feeling rather flat and not being able to write more than a hundred or so words a day, exacerbated by my dotting back and forward between this story, ‘Tabula Avatar’, and ‘The Dark Companion’. However a couple of weeks ago I got back into gear and made rapid progress. In fact I wrote so much that the chapter went way over the length of the previous chapters, and even over the LiveJournal maximum posting length, and so I’ve split it into two. I’ll post the next chapter, which will be the Conclusion, after the weekend.

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Illyria Amused

Funniest thing EVER!

I was reading The Guardian online and saw an article about the new advert for BIC For Her pens and if it is misogynist and sexist. The article itself turned out not to be interesting but one of the comments pointed to the Amazon page for the pens and the customer reviews.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BiC-For-Her-Medium-Ballpoint/dp/B004FTGJUW?

The 'Customer Questions and Answers' are extremely funny but some of the reviews are... sublime.