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Well, I just realized that I haven't posted a link to my contribution to the Criminal Minds Holiday Exchange fest at [ profile] cm_exchange. So here it is!

Title: A Year In The Life
Rating: R (to be safe... non-graphic sexual situations)
Word Count: ~2,200
Summary: A year in the life of Emily and Dave.
A/N: This was written for [ profile] cluesby4 for the 2010 [ profile] cm_exchange fest. I incorporated her prompts “Prentiss/Rossi in an established relationship and Emily becomes pregnant” and “a fluffy first time story”.
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To those on the flist participating in the exchange, don't forget to reply to your assignment email that 1) you got it, and 2) you can work with your prompt. Tomorrow is the deadline to reply.
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Now comes the hard part. *g*

I can hardly believe how big cm_exchange has grown! Our first year of the exchange, in 2008, we had 26 people sign up. This year? 52! We have exactly doubled in size!

So tonight begins match ups, which will be twice as hard as year one, but once it's done, it'll be smooth sailing... until November. lol
severity_softly: (cm - mgg is kind of an idiot)
Last call! If any of you intend to sign up for the exchange and haven't done so yet, now is the time to do it! Sign ups end TOMORROW at midnight!

Sign up now!
severity_softly: (boosh - howard's emotional range)
So, I’m going crazy. Tuesday I went back for a second interview at the place I last posted about. This time I talked to the executive director. He said that the girl I first interviewed was very impressed with me. He was providing a second set of eyes for her, but that she would be doing the actually hiring. He also said that it was narrowed down to me and two other girls. Then he asked questions like “tell me about your personality”. Wtf. How am I supposed to answer that? Anyway, I put on m best face and tried to answer. I think it went okay, but I’m nervous. [ profile] resolucidity recommend sending a follow up email thanking the girl who would actually hired me, so I did, all this “it was nice talking to you and so-and-so, and I was impressed with the place, and I hope to hear back soon, yada yada”.

I interviewed Tuesday, emailed yesterday, and already feel like calling today and going “OMG PICK MEEEEEEEEEE! I PROMISE I’LL BE GOOOOOD!!!!” Probably not a good idea, huh? *sigh* When should I call back if I don’t hear anything? Next week? Monday? I don’t know!

That’s enough of that. In comms-I-mod-news, [ profile] cm_exchange sign ups are still going on! Also [ profile] cmrossiprentiss and [ profile] ssa_rossi are running past challenges challenges. Check out the user info on each comm for that. And last but not least, [ profile] microgirl8225 is running the Rossi/Prentiss Wedding Fest over at [ profile] cmrossiprentiss. Go play! At all of them! lol Or maybe just one. Or two. :P
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Hey guys, the sign ups for the third annual [ profile] cm_exchange are open!

This is an anonymous exchange of fic, art, graphics, LJ or webpage layouts, etc. that I have had the pleasure (and occasional frustration, let's be honest!) of co-modding for the last two winters. This will be the third one!

The basic gist of it is that you create a gift, you receive a gift, and we post them all anonymously during December. Sign-ups run through midnight Sunday, August 29, and more info, as well as sign ups, are HERE!

Go check it out! Come play with us this year! You know you want to!
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So some of you remember I’d been talking about a possible manager position coming open, and you and Dr. M all encouraged me to tell the bosses I was interested. So I did. Opening date of the new hotel has been pushed back and back, so I wasn’t sure when to expect to hear. Yesterday I did. C told me what she knew, I guess to give me a heads up/warning. They hired a new guy a couple months ago, and they are making him the manager here, and moving C to the new hotel. I’ve been here FOUR YEARS, and they give it to the guy they just hired?! He has a little experience, but he’s been working at a fucking Krystal for a while before coming here, NOT as a manager. And how am I supposed to GET experience if no one gives me a chance?

Seriously, one of the things I liked about this place when I started was that they promoted from within. WTF. FOUR YEARS. I don’t want to be a damn desk clerk next year, or the year after that, or the year after that. And clearly if they were going to promote me, they would have. I’m pissed and depressed, and I can’t fucking STAND the guy they’re promoting. Guests like him a lot, but he’s a HUGE PHONEY. Ugh.

I finally saw the foot doctor yesterday. He says I have turf toe, and gave me steroids to help with it. I’m a little nervous about it, since it can cause mood changes. I didn't exactly want to tell the damn foot doctor that I'm bipolar. I wonder if the Prozac and Lamictal will hold up to the steroid. We’ll see. He told me if I couldn’t take the side effects, I could stop taking them. He also gave me this pad to wear in my shoe, but I’m not sure if that’s helping or hurting, really. It IS annoying, though.

So I posted fic the other day, and I’m not happy with it. I was unsure to begin with, then I posted. And then I regretted it later. I feel like there should have been more build up than there was. Maybe I can expand it into a larger fic. I want to write longer fic anyway. I need to get inspired, though. Maybe I’ll write loooooong fic for [ profile] cm_exchange this year.

Speaking of which, I CANNOT BELIEVE it’s time for me and [ profile] innerslytherin to think about [ profile] cm_exchange again! We need to kick it off this month. Like SOON. And the lovely, sane [ profile] resolucidity is helping us out this year. :D You all better play again this year (or start playing), or we’ll hunt you down!
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No, I did not look at this ahead of time. And the surprise was WELL WORTH IT. OMG IT'S GORGEOUS HOTCH/ROSSI ART, GUYS!!! Please go look at it and give my artist the love and praise she deserves. GO NOW! (Might be mildly not safe for work.)
severity_softly: (boosh - noel and mike <3)
1. You have ONLY 3 HOURS left to sign up for [ profile] cm_exchange! Go do it now before it's too late!

2. I created [ profile] helium_raven for my graphics. I've come to really like doing headers, and thought I needed a place to put them. *snerk* So headers/graphics/icons are going there from now on. Watch if you want. And I'm in the mood to make headers tonight/tomorrow, so if you have ideas/suggestions/requests, leave them here. Oh, and check out the header I made for [ profile] weekendgothgirl here.

severity_softly: (cm - mgg and kirsten)
We're extending signups for [ profile] cm_exchange, since it was a holiday weekend here in America. Signups will now close at midnight EST on Wednesday September 9th!

So if you've been planning to sign up, now is the time to do it! You're not too late! :D We have a bunch of people already signed up this year, doing art and fic both. It's going to be a lot of fun! Come on over and join us!
severity_softly: (cm - diana crazy)
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR [ profile] cm_exchange!!! This was lots of fun last year. We had 26 gifts go up, it ran smoothly, and everyone I talked to said they had a great time. We have 28 sign ups so far this year (yay!); let's keep 'em coming. :)

severity_softly: (cm - reid geek super hero to the rescue!)
There is only SIX more days to sign up for [ profile] cm_exchange. This was lots of fun last year. We had 26 gifts go up, it ran smoothly, and everyone I talked to said they had a great time. We have 17 sign ups so far this year; let's keep 'em coming. :)

severity_softly: (cm - mgg is kind of an idiot)
It's that time again!

We are pleased to announce the return of [ profile] cm_exchange--the 2009 Criminal Minds Holiday/December/Let's All Play Gift-Giver Exchange! This is an anonymous exchange of fic, art, graphics, LJ or webpage layouts...the possibilities are endless. Since it is an exchange, each participant will give one gift and receive one gift. All characters and pairings are welcome. [ profile] cm_exchange will include gifts of all ratings, gen, slash, het, and femslash.

Do you have a particular Criminal Minds fic you'd love to see written? A piece of fanart or a manip you're just dying to have? Want a custom Criminal Minds LJ layout or icon set? Wish someone would write a ship manifesto for Gideon/Rossi or JJ/Morgan? This is the place to request it!

Sign-ups will begin Friday, August 21, and run through Sunday, September 6. Gift matching and assignments will be done by Friday, September 12. Gifts will be due in November and posted in December.

Our sign-up post will be appearing tomorrow. If you have questions, feel free to email the mods at cm.exchanges at gmail.

Start working on your list! Naughty or nice, we'll find someone to check it off!
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Eeeeeee! The reveals for [ profile] cm_exchange went up while I was in bed last night! I didn't post it, but I still feel a little like Santa! LOL

more exchange recs and fest babbling )

One last thing I want to say before I pimp my own fics, is that overall, I am very, VERY impressed with the fics that came out of this fest. To everyone who participated, if you're reading this, THANK YOU. It was wonderful.


Worthy of the Word
Author: [ profile] severity_softly
Pairing: Hotch/Reid
Rating: NC-17/FRAO
Word Count: ~9,000
Warnings/spoilers: Mild spoilers for Damaged (mostly just for the tail end) and major spoilers for Elephant's Memory.
Summary: Hotch and Reid get a push towards each other from an unexpected source, but often, it's easier to admit to what you want than it is to actually take it.
A/N: Written for [ profile] slash_girl for [ profile] cm_exchange! A few lines of dialogue have been lifted directly from Elephant's Memory. Thanks to [ profile] nebula99 for the beta and reassurance that my giftee would not read it and go O.o, and to [ profile] innerslytherin for the beta and her sheer fabulousness (and all the hand holding when this fic made me bite my nails)!

(Worthy of the Word)

AND! The pinch hit!

Title: Uncertain Terrain
Authors: [ profile] innerslytherin and [ profile] severity_softly
Pairing: Hotch/Morgan
Rating: NC-17/FRAO
Word Count: 12,400
Warnings/spoilers: mild violence
Summary/prompt: Lost in the wilderness, Morgan has to take care of an injured Hotch. Afterwards, they have to deal with the way things between them have changed.
A/N: Written for [ profile] aoibhe for [ profile] cm_exchange!

(Uncertain Terrain)
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Two more [ profile] cm_exchange recs! Jeeze, only three more gifts to even post! December has FLOWN!

Courtship Rituals (Hotch/Reid, FRT, ~10,800 words)

How much do I love this fic? THIS MUCH. It's funny, and sweet and well-paced. I love how Reid's attempts to seduce Hotch just snowball from a small awkward gesture to a much larger effort. Have I mentioned it's funny? There's not enough good humor in this fandom. Not to mention the use of Sean Hotchner in the plot, who is underused in the fandom and very well written here. Go read it.

I Never (Morgan/Reid, PG-13, ~2,600 words)

BAU + drinking games = Morgan finding out way more about his pretty boy than he or anyone else planned. This is funny in all the right spots, but it has some really poignant moments to balance it out. And all the characters are perfect. Plus, how can you resist sloppy, drunkenly affectionate Reid? How, I ask!

ETA: Bonus teeny random rec: On The Sidelines (Hotch/JJ, PG, ~500 words) ...I am trying valiantly to resist this pairing, but instead I'm falling hard (which is a bitch, because it's just about non-existent). This drabble is short but sweet and did nothing for my resolve to reseeeest, damn it. :P
severity_softly: (cm - r/r/m)
I am in need of some good threesome fic to get me through this Christmas day. Hopefully someone will be around on LJ land to help me, but even if it's after Christmas, I would still like recs. :P Really, any slash threesome would be great (as long as Gideon is not part of it), though Hotch/Morgan/Reid and Hotch/Reid/Rossi (dude, does ANYONE write this but me?) would be my first choices. NC-17 fantastic, but not required.

I have already read [ profile] nebula99's Foretold, as well as Make Your Own Luck by Anon @ [ profile] cm_exchange, and I think both are fantastic, so there are a couple of recs for all of you. Anyone have any other slash threesome fic they think is really good to rec me? *puppy eyes* Or, you know, if you want to write me fic to make my holiday slightly less abysmal, that's acceptable too. ;)
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So, some of you know, I have been doing my very best to read everything, as long as the warnings don't squick me, at [ profile] cm_exchange this month regardless of pairings. So far, I've only had to say no to two due to pairing/warnings, though I'm getting to the longer fics at a slower pace. Still, even if I'm dragging behind a bit, the attempt to read out of my comfort zone has actually found me at least one pleasant surprise! Here are my [ profile] cm_exchange recs so far.

- Make Your Own Luck (Morgan/Reid/Hotch, and various combinations within; NC-17)

GUH! This is just amazing. This fic has just a wonderful, gradual build and is laced with subtle humor. There were so many parts I love that I found it hard to contain my comment, and am actually having a hard time reccing it without wanting to blurt out all my favorite bits. LOL! Not only is the build up sweet and funny, but the sex is GORGEOUS too, and so realistic! Realistic sex = HAWT = FTW! Go read it! :DDDDDDDDDDDD

- Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are (JJ/Emily; NC-17)

You read right. Not only am I reccing femslash, but I'm reccing fic with JJ in it. Guys, I love this author's style--it's really beautiful--and anyone who can make me like femslash and JJ, two things that are usually not my cuppa? WINS in my book. I really liked the second person perspective on JJ in this fic, which actually helped me appreciate her more than I usually do. Omg, and the sex is just plain STEAMING. RAWR! :D

- Watch and Learn (Hotch/Reid; PG-13)

I think it's hard to do fic with little to no dialogue well, but this one does. Morgan's "voice" is strong throughout, and I think the "silence" actually lends itself to thefic, making the the moment that Morgan witnesses [/vague] that much more intimate for it. Lovely. :)
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*DOES HAPPEH DANCE* >.> Last [ profile] cm_exchange extension just delivered! Only ONE drop out, dude. How awesome is that?! Also, I just beta read some Hotch/Reid for the fest that was really good, and you all have to WAIT to read it! Mwahaha! Oh, the power! It goes straight to my head! >:]

*cough* Anyway, in other news. I watched Kinky Boots yesterday for the first time. I want to squish Chiwetel Ejiofor. SQUISH, I SAY! So, so cute!

I'm in a weird mood. Soooo, prompt me! I need to expend this energy. Give me any CM slash pairing that doesn't involve Gideon (and, okay fine, het rarepairs, but don't expect anything close to smut here, and again, no Gideon) with a one word to one sentence prompt, and I will attempt a drabble (or more, if I'm bunnied) for you!


ETA: The drabble offer is still open, but I make no promises at this point!
(I am starting to run out of steam!)
severity_softly: (writing - what is this plot crap?)
Holy fuck balls, I just "deleted" my entire [ profile] cm_exchange fic. Hit Ctrl + A on accident, and then I replaced it all with a single letter!

I got it back, but dude, I think my heart might have stopped for about thirty seconds.

*deep breath*

They're still doing a lot more talking than fucking, though. *pokes them with a stick* Get on with it, boys! Enough chit chat, LET'S GO! Get to the throes of ecstasy already. *snickers* Perhaps I should run around the fic lighting candles, dropping rose petals, and putting on "mood music". ;)
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If there's anyone on my f-list that wanted to sign up for [ profile] cm_exchange (The Criminal Minds Holiday/December/Let's all play gift giver exchange), but hasn't yet, the sign-ups end tonight at midnight, so get on it! :DDD


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