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Friday November 11th, 2016


09:14 am - Xmas Cards 2016
Right, so that this isn't buried beneath a pile of other stuff I was posting about the other day, I'm making a separate public post.

If anyone wants a Xmas card from me this year, please fill in this form

For those new to my annual Xmas card posting, I handmade my cards from photos that I've taken over the previous 12 months from places I've been. Previous years I've also made some funny fandom based cards but I don't really have the time this year, so its only my photos.

How did this get started? Well, I take so many photos every year that I don't know what to do with them since there are only so many I can put on my wall, so figured I might as well print them out and make cards out of them.

Anyway, no need to send anything back, though that would be nice. ;)

And if you also have a Xmas card post somewhere, let me know. It'll be nice getting post in the new house.
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Sunday October 23rd, 2016


09:45 pm - On the hunt for a flatmate in London...
My flatmate and I are looking to fill the 3rd double room in a maisonette flat in London (SW6), close to busses and 15-20min walk to Hammersmith Tube (or 5min on the bus). Literally 5min walk to Charring Cross Hospital and the Charring Cross Sports Club gym (I timed it yesterday!). Little Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Tesco, Boots etc within 5 min walking distance.

The flat itself: there's a roof terrace, garden with quite a big bike shed, stunning eat in kitchen, a toilet on the 1st floor, and then a shared bathroom & toilet on the 2nd floor. We're turning the small single room into a sitting room and the sitting room into a double room. Here are some pics:







Its partially furnished in that current flatmate and I will be buying quite a few items for the kitchen and all, but the flat itself is unfurnished so you'll have to furnish your own room. But the room in question comes with build-in wardrobe (which the other 2 don't).

You'll be sharing with 2 professional females (late 20s/30s), so we're looking for similar age male/female that we get along with. I'm fannish, but flatmate isn't, unless you count the food fandom, then we're both completely in that fandom. Omnomnomnom....

Admin stuff:
Move in date is 29 Oct 2016 onwards.
Rent is: £510/week for the whole place, so £737 per month plus bills, which adds up to roughtly £850 per month all up depending on usage etc.
Deposit: 6 weeks rent (works out to £1020 per person)
There's a £60 referencing fee with the agent, and we've negotiated out of paying the agency admin fee of £240 in this instance, so its just the referencing fee.

Anyway, message me if anyone's interested. My email is bottlefeed at gmail dot com.

Please signal boost if you can! :D
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Sunday July 17th, 2016


10:18 pm - Fic: If The Headline is Big Enough 1/1
Title: If The Headline is Big Enough
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: NCIS/MCU
Rating: G
Pairing: Tony/Steve
Summary: Tony's just waiting for a friend on a Friday evening...
Notes: This is all travels_in_time's fault, who tried to figure out who Steve was in NCIS when looking at a MCU fic-finding com, cos she got confused over the two Tony's (DiNozzo and Stark). While I'm not a fan of Tony/Steve, this other Tony/Steve though, I can get behind, so to speak. Also, labelling it Tony/Steve on AO3, yeah, major trolling potential there. :P Title from Citizen Kane. Not beta'd, originally posted as a comment fic, and I cleaned it up a bit, but let me know if you spot any mistakes.

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Saturday May 7th, 2016


04:21 pm - Couple of things for sale...
Been a while since I was planning to put a couple of things up for sale. Thought I'd put them up here before I set them lose on eBay.

First a slightly used white Mi 4i mobile phone. This was my dad's spare phone that he sent me a few months ago when my Z3 compact died without warning. I used it for about a day before deciding that its just a little too big for me, and the UI is too much like the iOS and I hated it. So if you like the iPhone but want to switch to an android, this might be a good fit. Dad might have used it for a few months, who knows. It retails for about £130. I don't have the charger, but will throw in a USB lead and you can plug it into any USB port for charging. It also comes with a black case and this little knitted sock pocket. The screen has a screen protector on since it was purchased, so the whole unit is basically brand new condition. Looking for around £80 including postage to UK. International postage will depend on where you are.

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Next is also something slightly used. A pair of Sephia earphones I got just before Xmas when my old headphones died. I used this for about 2 days before deciding that it was just a tad too heavy on the bass for the type of music I generally play. Its got good reviews, and the quality is actually quite good, just a tad too bass heavy for me. Plus, it also looks really cool. :D Looking for £9 for them, plus postage.

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Let me know if you're interested or know anyone who might. Prices open to negotiation.
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Tuesday July 21st, 2015


11:32 am - Fic: My Peace of Mind 1/1
Title: My Peace of Mind
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man, Avengers)
Rating:PG
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: Two short scenes from Fandral's and Steve's POVs set during Erase Me And Paint Me Black. Probably last of the Can't Go Back series.
Notes: This was written a while ago, RL got into the way of getting it edited. Many thanks to lefaym again for beta!


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Sunday March 29th, 2015


05:21 pm - Fic: Bury My Future Behind 1/1
Title: Bury My Future Behind
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man, Avengers)
Rating: NC17
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: Loki was not giving up on Anthony, not without one hell of a fight. Next in the Can't Go Back. Companion/Sequel to Erase Me And Paint Me Black, from Loki's POV. AU of Avengers and Iron Man 3.

And you would want to read the other fics in this series before you tackle this, including the missing scenes because this wouldn't make much sense otherwise!
Notes: Well, life's been crap, hence the delay in getting this one out.... :/

Thanks to lefaym for betaing! Any other mistakes are mine and feel free to point them out to me.

LJ word limit means I have to split this up into multiple parts if I post it here, so you can read this thing at DW or at AO3


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Wednesday March 25th, 2015


12:12 am - Thought for the Day
Found this online, thought it might be useful to some of you, and it certainly makes a whole lot of sense to me right now.

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Thought for the Day, March 20, 2015

Rigidity is a terrible fault. Being rigid means that we are not adaptable to change,
especially unexpected change. We fix in our mind the way things should be and expect
them to go that way. But, we forget that our plans are often made in the isolation of our
mind and that when brought into the real world of people and circumstances, that
isolation quickly becomes crowded with other influences. We must be quick to recognize
how these influences are weighing on our plan. Are they trying to push it in a new
direction? Are they supportive or detrimental? Should we stay the course or change
course? These questions don't occur to one who is rigid. Only an adaptable person will
ask such questions and be prepared for change if it is for the better.

Every good ocean swimmer knows that the key to surviving treacherous conditions is to
be completely relaxed. Even when learning to swim, we are taught that relaxation is the
key to learning. Those who tense up cannot learn to swim; nor can those able to swim
survive a rough sea if they become frightened and rigid. The same is true surviving life's
challenges. We cannot fight the current. Paradoxically, it is those people who fight the
current of life that get pushed around by it; whereas, those who are open to change, find
ways of maintaining their position; or abandoning it for one that makes more sense.

Often in order to get things right we must get them wrong first. We must not be shy of
making mistakes. Life, after all, is just a lab. Most of us don't know what we are doing.
We are seeking happiness; that's all we know. If we are a bit clumsy, it really doesn't
matter. Our mind should always be malleable, readily adapting to circumstances. Goals,
of course, should be worthwhile ones, and never far from the forefront of our mind.
But, we must be careful not to be goal driven, for this leads to being anxious, and being
anxious leads to rigidity. A balance must be met between goal and means; and a
willingness and ability to adapt the means to achieve our goal cannot be over
emphasized. The metaphor of water is often used to elaborate life: "life flows," "the
current of life," and so forth. This flow or current is for us to use. It is energy that is
ours to harness and direct to achieve our aims. Our plans are like a damn that doesn't
block the water entirely, but allows it to flow through at a measured pace; to generate
electricity to suit our needs. Being rigid would be like blocking the water entirely and
accomplishing nothing, and perhaps do damage; while, just letting the water flow
aimlessly, we would be haplessly pushed about by life's currents. Each of us must find
the right balance.

From - http://www.buddhadharma.com/
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Tuesday January 13th, 2015


02:03 am - Fic: Erase Me And Paint Me Black 1/1
After that last rant, here's a fannish post instead! ;)

Title: Erase Me And Paint Me Black
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man, Avengers)
Rating: PG
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: The last thing Tony remembered was heading home after a party with a Victoria Secret model. Next in the Can't Go Back Series, set after Road For Home.
Notes: I can't remember where this one came from, probably due to severe boredom after 6 weeks off work. This fic was actually finished before Road For Home, but after I finished it, I realised it really wouldn't work without a proper backstory, and I really couldn't incorporate 45k worth of backstory into this, not even in a summary form. So yeah...

Thanks to lefaym for betaing! And johanirae for a quick first read through.

Oh, and the ending to this is a bit ambiguous.

Read at DW cos LJ has shitting word limits
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Wednesday December 31st, 2014


05:49 pm - Fic: In Between Time 1/1
Title: In Between Time
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: Just a couple of missing scenes from Road For Home. I had to cut these due to pacing issues.

Thanks to lefaym for her speedy beta work!

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Wednesday December 24th, 2014


04:07 pm - Fic: Road for Home - Chapter 17 & Epilogue
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work! And slashybits for telling me that no, its not OOC and there isn't a gigantic plot hole in the middle of it all.

I thought I posted Chapter 17 last night on LJ/DW, but apparently not... Sorry!

Previous chapters on AO3

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Monday December 22nd, 2014


10:38 pm - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 16
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: G for this bit
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work! And slashybits for telling me that no, its not OOC and there isn't a gigantic plot hole in the middle of it all.

Previous chapters on AO3

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Sunday December 21st, 2014


11:56 pm - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 15
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG this part
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work! And slashybits for telling me that no, its not OOC and there isn't a gigantic plot hole in the middle of it all.

Previous chapters on AO3

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12:24 am - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 14
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work! And slashybits for telling me that no, its not OOC and there isn't a gigantic plot hole in the middle of it all.

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Friday December 19th, 2014


10:01 pm - Fic: Road for Home - Chapter 13
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: NC-17 for this part (finally?)
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work! And slashybits for telling me that no, its not OOC and there isn't a gigantic plot hole in the middle of it all.

Previous chapters on AO3

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Thursday December 18th, 2014


07:39 pm - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 12
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG for this part, NC17 overall
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work! And slashybits for telling me that no, its not OOC and there isn't a gigantic plot hole in the middle of it all.

Previous chapters on AO3

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Wednesday December 17th, 2014


08:56 pm - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 11
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: R for this part, NC17 overall
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work! And slashybits for telling me that no, its not OOC and there isn't a gigantic plot hole in the middle of it all.

I'm trying to get this completely posted by Xmas, so expect at least 1 chapter a day until Xmas. ;)

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Tuesday December 16th, 2014


10:29 pm - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 10
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG-13 for this part, NC17 overall
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work! And slashybits for telling me that no, its not OOC and there isn't a gigantic plot hole in the middle of it all.

Previous chapters on AO3

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12:51 am - Podfic: Tasteful (SGA)
As part of the Christmas Wish List 2014 at wish_list, hyperfocused asked for creative interpretation of her fanfics including podfics. So I decided to do one for this cute little fluffy fic of hers.

Title: Tasteful
Fandom: SGA
Author: hyperfocused
Text: On AO3
Podfic: Also on AO3
Length: 18:57mins
Format: mp4, zipped.

Notes: Well, its been quite a while since I've made a podfic, so there might be some rough edges. I apologise for that. But hyperfocused, I hope you like it!
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Sunday December 14th, 2014


12:12 am - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 9
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG for this part, NC17 overall
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work! And slashybits for telling me that no, its not OOC and there isn't a gigantic plot hole in the middle of it all.

Previous chapters on AO3

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Wednesday December 10th, 2014


06:15 pm - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 8
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG for this part, NC17 overall
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work!

Previous chapters on AO3

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Wednesday December 3rd, 2014


03:14 am - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 7
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG for this part, NC17 overall
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work!

And dear god, how is it December already?!?!

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Sunday November 30th, 2014


01:46 am - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 6
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG for this part, NC17 overall
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work!

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Sunday November 23rd, 2014


09:03 pm - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 5
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG for this part, NC17 overall
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.
Notes: Right, I think after this fic, I'm just gonna post everything on AO3 and put an announcement here since I really just can't be bothered crossposting and linking all over the place. And I don't really think anyone's even reading on LJ/DW any more, are they??

Thanks to lefaym for beta work!

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Tuesday November 18th, 2014


02:22 pm - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 4
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG for this part, NC17 overall
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work!

Chapter 3 on LJ or DW

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Sunday November 9th, 2014


01:56 pm - Fic: Road For Home - Chapter 3
Title: Road For Home
Author: Me aka in_the_bottle
Fandom: MCU (Thor, Iron Man)
Rating: PG for this part, NC17 overall
Pairing: Loki/Tony
Summary: What if Loki was told of his adoption not long before the events in Thor? An AU where Loki and Tony literally crashed into each other and Tony discovers that his life is actually an 80s sci-fi movie.

Thanks to lefaym for beta work!

Chapter 2 on LJ or DW

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