Proud mom post ahead...

Hi hi hi!

I know I've been very quiet last year (and this year so far) and have neglected my DW (and my LJ). I've been playing on Instagram and twitter, but that's about it. Fandom wise I've done a little writing in 2019, but since most of those who follow me here are into kidfic I didn't announce it here (that's not meant as a whining, just a simply fact and it's totally okay and it's all good). 

Life's been hectic and roller coaster-ing around here with aging parents and parents in law needing a lot of help and assistance now between hospital stays - which is fine, it just keeps me stuck in rl a lot more than it used to in previous years. At the beginning of this year my friend had to put her beloved horse down and it's been a sad sad journey for the both of us since I was with her all the way and my heart broke a little along with hers as I loved her baby too. 

But that's the circle of life and things as sad and exhausting things have been on the one side, the more bright and rewarding is the other side of my life's balance. 

My daughter Sarah has finished her job-in-trainee with excellent grades in January and is now a full paid employee which enables her to rent her own apartment together with her long time bf who is just now finishing his bachelor as well. So, my baby is going to leave the nest soon - a mixed blessing for us as parents for sure. We are super happy for her and at the same time this new stage of life will be strange and needs getting used to on our part. 

In other (good) news my kid has been singing in a band for five years now and after years of hard work and many many on stage performances that were a steep learning curve plus coaching and practicing several times a week they have finally released her first EP (Extended play) last Friday.  There was a release party, a concert, in a small club here in town and it was received quite nicely. This project has been in the work for several months with weeks of studio work and I am so proud I could burst with pride because those kids have worked so hard to reach this goal and now it's finally here.

I am trying my best to share what they have done online even though my reach via social media is not large since I don't have big accounts anywhere, but I'm trying as best as I could. 

So here is my daughter's band Mountain Bricks! You can find them on FB here. I don't know if there is an translate option from German to English there since I'm not on FB. 

de-de.facebook.com/mountain.bricks/

But mainly I would love you to go and listen to their EP which you can do on Spotify here:

spotify:artist:4INNt0whuhRXms47euauwD

And you can get a download on Amazon .... Okay the amazon link won't work, but if you go to your Amazon and search for Mountain Bricks you'll be led to the album "Compass" and can listen to it and/or download it from there for a small amount of money.


It's called Compass and contains six songs, all composed by the band itself. The beautiful artwork for the cover was created by Franzi, a friend and co-worker of Sarah's. If you'd like to support the Mountain Bricks, please share the links far and wide and give those kids some loving by leaving feedback. If anyone would love to have a real CD I can provied you - it will cost 8 Euro plus shipping and support a young ambitious band to continue on their journey of creativity and music.

This would be all. Thank you for reading. I hope you're all well and I will try to stop by here to post more often in the future.

Hugs and Love,
Anne







Happy Holidays and Happy New Year all in one roll

 
'Waves around at everyone'

I haven't been around much this month, but I didn't want to let the old year go without stopping by and wishing everyone a happy new year. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas or what other holiday you celebrated this month. I had a nice one with family on Christmas Eve and the next day we hightailed it out of here and went on vacation to Sweden/Göteborg. Even though I wanted snow and got rain (lots lots lots of rain) and came home sick with a flu bug (sinuses, sore throat, cough, the whole woohoo) we had a great time and did a lot of sightseeing.

I'm going out today to a nice little party with a couple of close friends, nothing fancy, just nice and a bit festive. I suspect I'll be in bed shortly after the ball drops, but we'll see.

I wish all of you a happy, healthy, wealthy (hehe), joyful and peaceful 2018. I'm grateful for this little corner of fandom where Jack and Daniel are still loved and cherished and I hope it will stay that way for a very long time.

I'm sharing a bit of my doll-christmas scene from this year. My patchwork family enjoyed thier Christmas to the max :D

Hugs to all,
Anne 
 









Round up: Saving Hope, my website, writing, stuff

 Hi Everyone!

I'm ticking off stuff on my 'to-do-list' and this is my first deed today :)

I know I've been quiet and not posting much around here or in general. Real life is busy (not in a bad way atm, thank god, just busy) and happy fandom life these day means to hole up with my laptop and write without being distracted by weird fans posting weird stuff on twitter or fans bullying each other or fans whining about this and that on twitter also :p 

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- For those of you who have been reading stories or watching vids on my website at Anne's Happy Place and were wondering why it's been down for a whle now:
I really had no idea it was down until a friend e-mailed me to let me know it was down and to ask when will it be up again. Shame on me for not checking on my own website in such a long time that I did not even realize it was down. After talking to my hubby I found out that our net provider has been sold to another net provider and apparently they have purged all free websites running under the old provider. I don't know if we even got notice - I can't remember getting anything from them. But it's gone and won't be back :( 
 
I do have the offline version of the site and all my stuff backed up of course, but I need time to figure out where and how to built me a new 'home' for my stuff. All my stories are up at AO3 and will remain there of course so reading is not a problem. But videos and the whole Little Danny Headquarter section of my website including parties and all the little gems the LD group has created through the years will need a new home. Since I had no traffic counter on my website I have no idea if ppl even still went there to read/watch etc so I am not sure if there are peeps out there who simply thought I left or stopped participating in fandom because it's been a while since I last posted a story too... but I'm still around, I'm still here. I still love my Jack and Daniel and my LD. And I will try to get a new website up sooner or later and will let you know when it's up - but it may take a long while until it's finished.
 
Which brings me to the next subject - writing.
 
I had a long long dry spell writing wise. I did not write a single word in 2016 until December came around and the muse woke up from its beauty sleep. So I am still writing and working on two stories, both set in the SJD verse. One is finished, the other one will hopefully be finished in a couple of weeks/months (one never knows how much the muse loves to play and how rl will behave). Since the second story is set before the first one I won't start -posting until they are both finished and dusted over, but this is just to let you know I'm still working on fiction and having a ball with it. It jut takes longer than it used to these days. 
 
To that end - thank you to my readers for your patience and for sticking with me.

- I created a new community over here which is called [community profile] rdadaily and was supposed to be crossposting with the LJ community rda_daily. I did that mostly because of LJ's connection to Russia and wanted to move the community over here and keep crossposting to LJ so that LJ users can still see the pics. Now it seems that LJ has disabled DW from crossposting and I either have to post to both communities separately or just stay at LJ since most ppl who still watch that community seem to be LJ user. Am still trying to decide what to do. I don't think Russia has any interest in RDA pictures and won't start tracking what's going on there :p But it still feels a bit unsettling, all of it.
EDIT::: And then again, crossposting actually still seems to work or is working again! Okay, so now I'm confused! But this means I can start posting pics and cross post... 'throws up hands' Oh well, lol
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Okay, that's it. I hope you all have a nice spring and a lovely week. 
Big Hugs,
Anne 

More Joy Day musings

 
Hi!

'waves at all my peeps on my flist'

First off I have to say I didn't 'do' anything for More Joy Day - I didn't manip, vid or finish the fic I'm working on. 

BUT I got a lot of joy today and in these first weeks of 2017 already. There's also already worries and angst, but I won't go into that today so let's go for the JOY!

What makes me HAPPY about today is:

-it's my kid's birthday (she's turning 19 today and omg omg time FLIES)

-it's DeForest Kelley's birthday which I am still quietly celebrating each year with a lit candle and some special thoughts of my very first actor crush/love/worship. He's the one real McCoy, no one can ever replace him or even try to fill his shoes in the ST universe for me. 

-I got mail that the Quantum Mechanix 'Bones' McCoy figure I ordered will be out in Febuary! And this is the very first one and only action figure that ever did him justice because just like the Kirk and Spock from that series he is sculpted and painted wonderfully and all kinds of awesome. You can see pics of him here 

All of this makes me happy, but the most important, the most wonderful, the most awesome reason for me to be happy is - I AM WRITING. This hasn't happened in 2016, not a word, not a thing, the muse took a hike and by December I was sure it had left me for good or at least for a much longer time than I thought. 

I love to write. I MISS writing terribly when I can't. But usually whenever I don't write I at least manip. However, that didn't happen either. But then  - out of the blue - it was back. And the words, they are flowing out of my mind, through my fingertips, into the keyboard, onto my screen and I'll be forever grateful for that little miracle.

I love my fandom, I love Jack/Daniel - this has never changed and hopefully will never change. They are my go-to place, my happy sanctuary. I want to say thank you to each of you who has continued writing, manipping, posting here and elsewhere to keep the fandom alive and to keep us entertained with da boyz. I love other shows, other fandoms, other pairings... but SG-1 will always be my home turf.

And whatever will happen after today and in the future, I will try as hard as I can to keep my happy place, well, happy.

Hugs and Love,
Anne 



Jack / Daniel Christmas Dollies

 Hi, it's meeee,

I know I haven't posted anything in a long time, but real life has been demanding and hectic and the muse has been absent for so long, I was scared I might have lost it forever. I haven't written a word this year until now... The muse is back, I am writing again and I can't even put into words how grateful I am! It's one of the most wonderful gifts this season has brought to me!

Also while my camera is not working properly,  I borrowed one from the hubby to take these pics of the fantastic little tree complete with decorations, lights and prezzies my wonderful friend [personal profile] tanis sent me. Also the string of xmas cards Jack and Daniel are holding in the firstt picture - so very darling! And the blue glittery advent wreath you can see on the mantle piece of the fire place also came from her!

The blanket over the couch with the Egyptian symbols is another prezzie I got, from [personal profile] ernutet 

I hope you all have  wonderful holidays! Stay safe and warm and joyful!

Hugs and Love,
Anne 















Pic-Fic II: The Piano Lesson - Jack/Daniel - dolls

 I had FUUUUNNNN today and I got a new piece of furniture for Daniel... 

So here goes...

Title: The Piano Lesson
Artists: At the Piano - Doctor D. Jackson, photography by Anne, distracting the piano player - General Jack O'Neill    
Pairing: Jack/Daniel 12inch
Rating: Again, PG ... but going on adult... depends on how open minded you are... 
Warnings: None. Well, maybe... naked dolls are not as pretty as their real versions are

There is no text on these because, well, there is no text needed. But omg omg the piano ... it is the most wonderful thing. I got from Etsy and it comes from Belgium and is hand crafted (and yes, it was expensive, and no I'm not gonna tell how much... :P ) My excuse is... I have none. But I once did a manip with Daniel and Jack and a piano long ago and it always was a special one for me and when I saw the piano, I just HAD to...

Sadly some of these are not as crisp as they should have been. I don't have a camera atm and had to take my phone and sometimes it's not very good for taking dollie pics :(

Have fun! I did!
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Pic-Fic: Deflagging - Thread AU - Jack/Daniel PG - Doll action

 Once upon a time there was a plot bunny, born by a dear dear friend, which we named 'Deflagging'. I have finally given that bunny a home... I will not take responsibility for anything... don't eat and drink while viewing the pictures. Do not open at work. Or if you must, make sure you are alone. 

This is... proudly presented by Jack and Daniel Doll...

Title: Deflagging
Pairing: Jack/Daniel 12inch
Artist: Anne - based on an idea from long ago by Renenet
Rating: I'd say PG... there are no ... bits... but sort of nakedness 
Warnings: None... oh, wait, if you believe the US flag should never be used in deflagging scenes or striptease, then please do not open pictures. 
 
Archived: At my DW 
 
Artist Notes: Thank you to [Unknown LJ tag]  who sent me the flag, to [Unknown LJ tag]  for the idea, to Jack and Daniel for being them and to RDA and MS for making the flag-scene in Threads so utterly UST. Sadly I did not have a flag pole for Jack to hold onto in this little play, but he get something BETTER to hold onto :)

You should be able to click on them to make them big-ger!

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I'm still here and finally have something to post - Action Figure Jack in Dress Blues (and SGA Danie

 Hellooo... 'waves'

I know I've been absent from my DW a long time (at least from my own, I did comment here and there tho). Real life has been demanding in several ways (good and not so good) - but you all know what that's like, I guess, and can relate. 

Anyway...

A couple of weeks ago the wonderfully talented [personal profile] dieastra has created a Jack O'Neill dress blues figure for me and it turned out beautifully. You have to look at the details on his uniform, they are amazing and the whole figure turned out GREAT. Thank you, thank you, for taking the time and creating him for me. 

Here are a couple of piccies. I went and bought a new Daniel doll as well because no Jack of mine can be without a matching Daniel. It's not all that easy these days to find figures for a reasonable price and I had to order him in the USA and have him shipped to a dear friend who then sent him off to me. I wanted one in a suit, but there wasn't a suit-Daniel so I settled for a Daniel in blue BDU even though it's an SGA Daniel. But he came with an ZPM :)

So here are pics... one is PG (kissing men!)... the others are G-rated :)
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Hey, Astra, I sent these to you in an e-mail too - but I guess it has gotten lost again. I really wonder what's up with that. 

Hugs to all and I'm looking forward to reading all the posted ficathon stories soon!

Anne :)


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Come, join the Jack/Daniel Fiacathon 2016!


The wonderful [personal profile] princessofgeeks is hosting this years Jack/Daniel Ficathon! While I have no time (and apparently no muse :( ) to commit to anything I'm delighted we do have another J/D ficathon! It gives me the warm feeling of hope that our fandom is still alive! Thank you everyone who is participating and offering their stories and artwork! I'll be reading for sure!  

This year's Jack/Daniel Ficathon is open for prompts through midnight USA Central Time on May 31.

[personal profile] sallymn created the lovely banner! The link is in there, when you click it, it will lead you to the J/D Ficathon community - have fun!