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30 May 2012 @ 12:06 am
Title: on another's sorrow
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: John, Dean, Sam
Word Count: 2,800
Rating: PG
Summary: It's been eight months, but John's back.
Notes: Third in the Innocence 'verse (de-aged Dean). Title from William Blake. Even though this has nothing to do with the poem. At all.

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26 December 2011 @ 02:33 am
Have a silly little Christmas fic from the mute!Dean 'verse.

Title: Your Days Be Merry and Bright
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: John, Dean, Sam
Word Count: 1,000
Rating: PG
Summary: The boys serve John breakfast in bed.
Notes: Set in the same 'verse as My Life's Come Off its Tracks. If you haven't read that, all you need to know is that Dean suffers from aphasia (i.e. he's mute).

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21 December 2011 @ 08:34 pm
Title: The Frozen Hours
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: Sam, John, Dean
Word Count: 1,300
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: highlight to read child abuse, brief allusions to possible sexual abuse.
Summary: AU. It was just five dollars. It was just a field trip. This is just the punishment.
Notes: Old fic written for last year's blindfold_spn. Shameful cliches, etc. Also for dark_bingo, prompt: "heat."

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06 December 2011 @ 07:49 pm
Title: Every Poem an Epitaph
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: Dean, Sam, Castiel
Word Count: 2,600
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It figures that now, even at the end of everything, he’d be taking care of Sam. It makes a sort of existential sense. The End 'verse AU.
Notes: Thank you to shescheeky and embroiderama for the read-throughs and the help!

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Originally posted by boosette at WARNING: Purina pet food has started making pets ill
Originally posted by issendai at WARNING: Purina pet food has started making pets ill

My coworker John told me that his cat was seriously ill--throwing up, lethargic, refusing food, dropping weight. The previously healthy 6-year-old, 15-pound cat had lost a third of her body weight over the last few months. The vet couldn't find anything wrong with her. Blood tests were clean, and she didn't have any known illnesses. Yet she was a few days from organ failure.

That was a week ago. She's fine now. The solution was... to stop feeding her Purina cat food.

When John told me that, and said that friends of his had the same problem with their cats and Purina cat food, I looked into it. Holy shit. Take a look at the consumer complaints about Purina cat and dog food. This exact same problem has been an issue with Purina pet foods since 2007, but since this summer, the rate of complaints has picked up drastically. People who previously had to problems with Purina are reporting issues. Comment after comment sounds the same:

I've been feeding my three cats Fancy Feast canned food Chopped Grill Feast for many years. They have always devoured their meal and licked the plates clean. Last week, I noticed they did not want to eat much and went from plate to plate, ate a little. Next day, none of them would eat it. I kept trying new cans. What they did eat made them vomit and one cat was lethargic for days. I refuse to buy any more of this food. It's very scary. I don't know what is wrong with the food, but I fear it has toxins in it. I switched to another brand and the cats are fine now. Did anyone else experience this?


My dogs have been eating Purina Dog Chow (green bag) for about four years. They used to eat only Iams, but due to financial issues, we had to go with a cheaper brand. The last bag I purchased was about a week and a half ago. My 14 years old Labrador has vomited about 5-6 times and my German Shepherd has vomited about 4 times. Something is wrong with this food! The food has a kind of metallic smell to it. It just does not smell right. I'm taking it back to the pet store. I am changing my dogs' food, it's just not worth taking the chance to save a few dollars.


We purchased a large bag of Purina One Salmon dry cat food to give to a needy pet owner. She emailed us a couple of days later ,to say that there were maggots, lots of them with what looked to be like strands or webs with more dead gnats or flies, pieces of web in the food and "shells" of gnats or flies in the bag. Cats would not eat much of the food and, fortunately, they did not get sick. The store had noticed this problem in other bags and was willing to swap out.


I purchased a 34 lb bag of Purina One Smartblend dog food every three to four weeks for my two Labradors. The last bag I purchased seemed fine until I noticed a new infestation of little black bugs. Upon further inspection through the contents of the bag, I noticed clusters of white "eggs" adhered to quite a bit of the food. Some of these clusters contained larvae in the process of hatching. I immediately threw out the remaining contents of the bag but did save samples for my vet.

We went out of town last weekend and had friends dog sit for us. We originally attributed their lethargy and random vomiting to separation anxiety. Although they are doing better, I am still concerned and will be watching them closely. As stated, I saved samples of the infested dog food for our vet in the event that anything results from this issue.


I recently switched to the Friskies Poultry Variety pack (32 cans) that says it must be used by August 2013 (12281789 09:31 lo61237) sku (050000454242). I have 5 cats and feeding them this food, I noticed some of them throwing up. There's nothing in it but liquids, no hair ball, no food, nothing. My cats range from 8 weeks to 13 years old.

I switched my own cats to Purina a couple of months ago, and their coats look so much better than they did on the old brand of cat food... but Buffy has started vomiting stomach liquids. Purina and Fancy Feast are off the menu. Permanently.

I have no idea why this isn't news. But if you're feeding your pets any Purina brand, please don't wait for media confirmation that something is going on. Stop feeding your pets Purina immediately.

13 February 2011 @ 11:36 pm
I thought I'd claim a couple comment fics I've written in the past month since I've been neglecting this journal. Here's the first:

Title: the victor and the vanquished
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Ruby, (barely) implied Sam/Dean
Word Count: 350
Rating: R
Summary: No one knows patience like she does.
Notes: Written for Porn Battle XI. This is not particularly graphic, but it's easily the most graphic thing I've ever written.

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28 January 2011 @ 03:09 pm
The talented cassandra_leeds has podficced Bring Me the Disco King over here.

It's the first time anyone's made a podfic out of one of my stories! Hearing the story read by a reader is such an interesting experience and cassandra_leeds did a beautiful job. I got goosebumps!
15 November 2010 @ 02:35 am
Title: Bring Me the Disco King
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: Sam, Lucifer (Dean, John)
Word Count: 2,410
Rating: R
Warnings: Gore. Violence. Graphic Imagery.
Summary: This is how he kills you after you’re dead.
Notes: I wrote this during the summer hiatus, but never completed it because I wasn't sure what it was doing. It is now complete. I still have no idea what it's doing. Title from song of the same name by David Bowie.

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