nefhiriel: (WC - Con Man)
This story was written in response to [ profile] tj_teejay's prompt over at [ profile] collarcorner.

Prompt: Peter is away for a few days (business trip, family emergency, ...) and El gets injured or sick or otherwise into a situation where she needs help. Neal to the rescue! Bonus points if you work in Satchmo as well. Mozzie's involvement would be welcome too.

To simplify things this story operates under the assumption that, even though it’s not officially within his radius, Neal's been cleared to visit the Burke's house because he's constantly winding up there, anyway. I hope you don't mind my blatant borrowing of the idea from you, [ profile] kriadydragon. *bows to your genius* ;)

This is the first WC fic I've ever posted, so... Mercy, plz? :3

The Shmoop! )

A big thank you to [ profile] imbecamiel for both editing and LJ-formatting this for me (how's that for an awesome editor?)! <3

(Whew. I had no clue it was going wind up being nearly four thousand words long. What can I say? Those rambling, shmoop-y plot bunnies grab me sometimes and won't let go. XD Hope it helps to satisfy your fic cravings, [ profile] tj_teejay!)
nefhiriel: (Dragon!Bush)
Here's part two of the crossover!  I'm not even going to make excuses for it this time, because you've all been so wonderfully understanding of my authority foibles.  ^^ I would never have written more on this without all the encouragement. *hugs to all*

And hugs and dark chocolate to my sister/beta extraordinaire, [ profile] imbecamiel , who continually slaves away behind the scenes to make my stories presentable. <3

Story & dragon art 'neath the cut! )
Epilogue to come. :) 

Chapter 1
nefhiriel: (Bush (Blue Icon))
With much trepidation, I present the fruits of my most recent writing spree... 

Really, I think credit for its creation belongs as much to Cami as to me, 'cuz she was the one who helped me sort out ideas. And, she's done some illustrations, too! Seriously, I am so spoiled between [ profile] cirtholien  showering me with her beautiful sketches, and [ profile] imbecamiel  always being so willing to draw me whatever weird creatures I come up with (and make them look ten times more awesome and real than I could've imagined them as looking). I was faltering halfway through writing this when Cami's lovely sketches buoyed me up. :D

Story--and dragon sketches!--beneath the cut. )

And now I have killer headache, from formatting this, on top of nerves. :3 I'll just go make dinner now...

Chapter 2
nefhiriel: (Default)

Heh, me and journals... I always lapse into laziness fairly quickly ("No! You don't say?", gasps the general audience. :P).

Yeah, I'm not REALLY busy in RL, but I've had a ton to do online lately with responding to all the loverly reviews I've been getting for my stories. It was really, really stupid of me to post two stories at once, but I'm almost done with my second (non-LOTR) story. So, a little of the pressure will ease off after I put "The End" to that WIP (I am never posting a work in progress EVER AGAIN). Besides admining for the SNWCG, the LOTR RPG site I belong to is finally starting the game back up! YAY! I'm very excited about that. =)

In other news--I got Lymes disease! At least, it seems probable, since the antibiotics appear to be working. For a while there my left arm/wrist hurt too bad to use. Which is another reason for my lack of presence online lately. One mysterious ache down, ten more to go. But I'm going to see my physical therapist today, and I'm optimistically hoping she'll have found some miracle cure for chronic back-pain (and has been keeping it very hush-hush...for some reason).  I'm also going to go see the rheumatologist  too, some time this year, so if PT doesn't help, maybe he can... Yeah, I'll just be optimistic. =)

Oh good grief, this is going to sound whiney...but, I'm not making all these physical ailments up. Feel free to plug your ears, though.*g* I'm probably going to need glasses soon!  I'd really rather have contacts, just 'cause...I would. But I don't need eye infections on top of everything else, and my Mom's already prone to dry-eye problems, so I'm just not going there for the time being. Sometime, though, I think it'd be fun (in a freaky way) to get those cat-eye contacts, maybe in green.... *bg*

Anyways, that's the end of this hypochondriac’s account for now. I'm sure I'll be back with more injuries later. Hehe...

nefhiriel: (Aragorn1)

I really should go on the S.N.W.C.G. and have a proper nail-biting session about this, but I thought posting here would do for now at least... IjustrequestedpostingrightsonStoriesofArda. *trembles* It's not that I'm actually nervous or anything--the worst they can do (and likely will) is refuse. But... *big sigh* would be so nice to have a site like that to post on, as opposed to It just looks so "safe", and sheltered, and comfortable, and selective--in a good way.

Maybe it's this latest flamer on that's got me so skittish (actually, I'm more aggravated with that "person" than afraid). The ugliness said person has created is making me rethink my archiving options, since in addition I’ve been seeing such a general downhill trend on Basically...I'm just hoping to have posting rights on SOA, so I have a second option. And I really don't feel like waiting three months to re-submit myself, only to possibly still not be accepted.  However, I'm just going to expect rejection (*sniiiifle*), but hope for a go-ahead. If I'm not accepted, I'm thinking I'll make HASA my "backup" archive, and/or Naice a Nilme ( They’ve been comfortable to navigate as a reader, so I think I’d probably like them as an author.

In all honesty, though, I don't know if I'll be able to kick my  Actually, it's the reviews I'm addicted too. *hangs head* I guess I've really gotten attached to the readers over there, and I think I'd feel rather lonely posting on some of these sites with out the kind of colossal support I’ve been receiving (I can’t believe, sometimes, how many reviews I’ve been sent for different stories!). But, that's a ways off, I think. I'm sticking in there for the time being. We shall see. Maybe will get new management (i.e. real honest-to-goodness PEOPLE instead of automated-message-sending-computers. GUH.).

Oh, and, by the way, the swelling starting going down yesterday and my ankle is doing just terrific today. *bounces about gingerly* For a while there, my other leg was beginning to hurt from all the extra use, so I've very happy to have my left one more-or-less back in working order. Plus I don't have to sleep with an ice-pack anymore. *cheers* All in all, though, I think this has been a wonderful experience. An author needs to experience injuries before dealing them out the characters, no? *looks sternly at Muse* Nooo, this does not mean I want a concussion next… However, I will be writing this experience down in my little book of “How to Write Realistic Injuries: A Collection of Real Life Experiences” *g*  

nefhiriel: (Aragorn2)
Well, either today is going to end up being insanely crazy, as most Wednesdays are, or else it's going to be completely void of anything. Snows threatening again--lots of it. We got about 13 inches during the last storm, and they're predicting 9-15 (12-20 in other parts of the state) inches this time. So, we might be snowed in again (like it kept us in long last time, lol), and the people coming to our house might be snowed in at their own homes. If the snow isn't too bad, then we'll be having company over this morning, piano lessons in the afternoon, and a church home group coming to our house this evening.  It'll be interesting to see how things pan out...

Shucks, didn't get those pictures I was hoping to yesterday. Maybe I'll have Eric go out and take some after this storm (it's supposed to last into Friday...). At any rate, we'll certainly have enough snow to go sledding on. :D

I'm probably going to post this (or else Imbecamiel will) on the S.N.W.C.G. recs thread, but I just have to mention this fanfic author for anyone looking for a good Numb3rs fic. Her pen name is Serialgal  -- she is terrific, and wonderfully prolific (I would give a small warning for some language, though). Cami and I have both been enjoying her stories tremendously.

nefhiriel: (Aragorn2)

I'm so excited! *bouncy*

This morning I went to the "Creative Circle" I go to every second Monday, that meets at a cozy little local coffee shop not five minutes away from our house. Although the conversations are always interesting, and often inspiring, I run into the same brick wall I always run into while talking with other writers in "RL": they haven't a clue what fanfiction is. Usually, in addition to not knowing or caring much what fanfiction is, other writers I meet usually aren't much interested in fantasy, either--which happens to be my other, and inter-related, writing love. Needless to say, it's always disappointing to be unable to find a kindred spirit with which to chatter.  *sniffle*

BUT... At this latest meeting, I actually met someone who introduced herself to the group as... *drum roll* ...a FANFICTION author! *faints from the shock of it* I've never met anyone in RL who actually writes fanfiction :D Imbecamiel and could scarcely contain ourselves until the meeting was over. Once it was, we got to chatter with our fellow fanfiction writer to our hearts' content...

In addition, I recently heard that one of the guys at our church is writing a fantasy novel of his own (he's a Tolkien and C.S. Lewis fan, so I can only imagine where he got his inspiration *g*).  I have yet to interrogate him, of these days I may actually have someone to chatter with over fantasy writing as well. *squee*

- Nef (who's had waaay to much coffee and sleep this morning :D)




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