caffienekitty: (glee)
I recommend anyone who's seen the new Star Wars movie (or even a trailer for it because there's not much in the way of movie spoilers in this) go read this short piece of adorable badassery.

Strong Loyalty Subprogram by wordslinging- Gen, PG, 1074 words
Summary: That time BB-8 saved Poe from space pirates.

caffienekitty: (glee)
I recommend anyone who's seen the new Star Wars movie (or even a trailer for it because there's not much in the way of movie spoilers in this) go read this short piece of adorable badassery.

Strong Loyalty Subprogram by wordslinging- Gen, PG, 1074 words
Summary: That time BB-8 saved Poe from space pirates.

caffienekitty: (dangerous)
Title: Found at the Scene
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate Postings: AO3
Rating/Content: PG13, graphic format, non-linear, drug references, implied violence, open-ended, inaccurate police evidence procedures.
Warnings: Blood.
Word Count: Four images.
Disclaimer: Not my world.
Notes: Created for [livejournal.com profile] watsons_woes July Writing Prompt #5: Note to Self. It's been a long time since I did a graphic thing like this and I had a blast with the details even if most aren't noticable, really. If the images below are illegible, click for larger.


Summary: Entered into evidence - Photo with writing; Page torn from notebook, front and back. Case is ongoing.

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caffienekitty: (yay)
I don't remember if I posted about it when it happened, but the European Space Agency landed a probe (Philae) on a comet back last November, which was amazing considering it was like throwing a pea from Paris and landing it in the eye of the Statue of Liberty or something. However, due to some difficulties on landing it bounced into a shady spot where it could not receive solar power to recharge and had to go into hibernation, losing contact with the ESA. While it was on though, it got all the main science things they were hoping to get done done so it was a roaring success at the time but still, it landed and within a few days lost power and went to sleep.

The satellite it came from (Rosetta) which is still orbiting the 67P comet and (sending back pictures as the comet starts to change as it approaches the Sun) has been looking for the landing spot for months without much luck (try spotting a washing machine tucked into a shady nook somewhere in an area the size of Los Angeles when you're flying several kilometers above it and can't hover) and there's been a kind of heartwarming/wrenching #WakeUpPhilae twitter campaign going on, and school classes making models and kids having Comet Lander themed birthday cakes and so on. The ESA has cute anthropomorphized cartoon versions of the satellite and lander, each with their own Twitter feed and a narrative storyline about them which has definitely helped boost and maintain interest in the mission. XKDC's live comic coverage of the landing didn't hurt either.

To be honest, I figured it had already been a successful mission and that the little probe would likely never be heard from again. Space is big, comets are tiny, space probes are tinier and the universe is under no obligation to enable all real world events to have a satisfactory narrative arc. And that that was fine, even though it would be nice if it woke up and could do some bonus science and make a whole lot of people on Twitter happy.

Today it woke up.

And I am surprisingly emotional about it! It's like a happy ending! \o/

Philae has already sent back more data and will send back more when the satellite is in correct position to relay data to the ESA. Here's a news article outlining what's going on.

There are a lot of really excited scientists in Europe right now, and a lot of happy people on Twitter. And me. YAY! \o/
caffienekitty: (yay)
I don't remember if I posted about it when it happened, but the European Space Agency landed a probe (Philae) on a comet back last November, which was amazing considering it was like throwing a pea from Paris and landing it in the eye of the Statue of Liberty or something. However, due to some difficulties on landing it bounced into a shady spot where it could not receive solar power to recharge and had to go into hibernation, losing contact with the ESA. While it was on though, it got all the main science things they were hoping to get done done so it was a roaring success at the time but still, it landed and within a few days lost power and went to sleep.

The satellite it came from (Rosetta) which is still orbiting the 67P comet and (sending back pictures as the comet starts to change as it approaches the Sun) has been looking for the landing spot for months without much luck (try spotting a washing machine tucked into a shady nook somewhere in an area the size of Los Angeles when you're flying several kilometers above it and can't hover) and there's been a kind of heartwarming/wrenching #WakeUpPhilae twitter campaign going on, and school classes making models and kids having Comet Lander themed birthday cakes and so on. The ESA has cute anthropomorphized cartoon versions of the satellite and lander, each with their own Twitter feed and a narrative storyline about them which has definitely helped boost and maintain interest in the mission. XKDC's live comic coverage of the landing didn't hurt either.

To be honest, I figured it had already been a successful mission and that the little probe would likely never be heard from again. Space is big, comets are tiny, space probes are tinier and the universe is under no obligation to enable all real world events to have a satisfactory narrative arc. And that that was fine, even though it would be nice if it woke up and could do some bonus science and make a whole lot of people on Twitter happy.

Today it woke up.

And I am surprisingly emotional about it! It's like a happy ending! \o/

Philae has already sent back more data and will send back more when the satellite is in correct position to relay data to the ESA. Here's a news article outlining what's going on.

There are a lot of really excited scientists in Europe right now, and a lot of happy people on Twitter. And me. YAY! \o/
caffienekitty: (snowing)
Alternate Posting: AO3
Overall Rating/Content: All Gen, PG-13. Humor and fluff and wintery stuff.
Word Count: 5X100
Disclaimer: Except for the original drabbles, I did not originate these worlds and their inherent characters.
Notes: I got ambitious and wrote drabbles for my in-person friends for Christmas this year, and they in turn have graciously given me permission to post them online.


Title: Mission Appropriate
Original drabble written for [livejournal.com profile] lurkingwombat
Summary: Ninjas.
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Title: Where the Water Goes
Original drabble written for T
Summary: It's winter, and Little Cat has questions.
Read more... )

Title: Ammunition of Opportunity
Supernatural drabble written for [livejournal.com profile] samalander_dawn
Summary: The boys have to work with what's available.
Read more... )

Title: Cold Snap
Doctor Who drabble written for J
Summary: The weather inside is frightful.
Read more... )

Title: Finger-Painting
Marvel Cinematic Universe drabble written for [livejournal.com profile] ciaranbochna
Summary: A quiet moment with Frigga and wee!Loki.
Read more... )
caffienekitty: (snowing)
Alternate Posting: AO3
Overall Rating/Content: All Gen, PG-13. Humor and fluff and wintery stuff.
Word Count: 5X100
Disclaimer: Except for the original drabbles, I did not originate these worlds and their inherent characters.
Notes: I got ambitious and wrote drabbles for my in-person friends for Christmas this year, and they in turn have graciously given me permission to post them online.


Title: Mission Appropriate
Original drabble written for [profile] lurkingwombat
Summary: Ninjas.
Read more... )

Title: Where the Water Goes
Original drabble written for T
Summary: It's winter, and Little Cat has questions.
Read more... )

Title: Ammunition of Opportunity
Supernatural drabble written for [personal profile] samalander_dawn
Summary: The boys have to work with what's available.
Read more... )

Title: Cold Snap
Doctor Who drabble written for J
Summary: The weather inside is frightful.
Read more... )

Title: Finger-Painting
Marvel Cinematic Universe drabble written for [profile] ciaranbochna
Summary: A quiet moment with Frigga and wee!Loki.
Read more... )
caffienekitty: Road sign directing to Fitton Airfield (cabin pressure)
I posted this over on the comm for the Cabin Pressure radio play, but there has been a cool development since posting which I added to that post but wanted to post again because EEEE!

There is a group on Tumblr that has organized a Cabin Pressure Advent Calendar full series re-listen. They're doing the episodes in original airing order rather than alphabetical, so people doing the re-listen may have differing preferences of order for Series 3. It starts on November 28th with Abu Dhabi and goes one episode per day, leading right up to the two-part finale, which has just officially been confirmed by the BBC to be scheduled to air December 23 and December 24th on BBC Radio4. It will be available internationally live (and almost certainly for a while afterwards) through the BBC Radio iPlayer website.

The Advent calendar people are also going to be posting prompts relating to the episode of the day, so if you are inclined towards writing, drawing, or making stuff related to Cabin Pressure, or viewing what other people have done) give the Cabin Pressure Advent Calendar tumblr a look.

The cool development and EEEE bit is that John Finnemore himself has also just posted a signal boost for the Cabin Pressure Advent Calendar, and has said he'll be posting a tidbit about each episode every day until the finale!! O.O

So, if you are at all interested in Cabin Pressure, there's going to be some activity going on leading up to the finale's airing that you might want to have a look at.
caffienekitty: Road sign directing to Fitton Airfield (cabin pressure)
I posted this over on the comm for the Cabin Pressure radio play, but there has been a cool development since posting which I added to that post but wanted to post again because EEEE!

There is a group on Tumblr that has organized a Cabin Pressure Advent Calendar full series re-listen. They're doing the episodes in original airing order rather than alphabetical, so people doing the re-listen may have differing preferences of order for Series 3. It starts on November 28th with Abu Dhabi and goes one episode per day, leading right up to the two-part finale, which has just officially been confirmed by the BBC to be scheduled to air December 23 and December 24th on BBC Radio4. It will be available internationally live (and almost certainly for a while afterwards) through the BBC Radio iPlayer website.

The Advent calendar people are also going to be posting prompts relating to the episode of the day, so if you are inclined towards writing, drawing, or making stuff related to Cabin Pressure, or viewing what other people have done) give the Cabin Pressure Advent Calendar tumblr a look.

The cool development and EEEE bit is that John Finnemore himself has also just posted a signal boost for the Cabin Pressure Advent Calendar, and has said he'll be posting a tidbit about each episode every day until the finale!! O.O

So, if you are at all interested in Cabin Pressure, there's going to be some activity going on leading up to the finale's airing that you might want to have a look at.
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (chuffed)
Title: A Most Unfavorable Deal
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate Postings: At AO3
Rating/Content: PG13, forced plot and dialog for the sake of a challenge, utterly ridiculous. Also a corpse.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 221B
Disclaimer: Not my world.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] watsons_woes Amnesty Prompt #6: Something from Nothing. (AKA Make your own prompt.) The prompt I made up is "Combine multiple pre-existing prompts in a single entry." So, I leave it up to the comm mods whether this also counts for the other prompts used here, namely the following Amnesty Prompts: #1-Hidden Words, #2-Favorite Format (221B), #3-No Joke, #4-Stellar (the crab nebula), #5-John Constable, and #7-The Terrible Storm Has.... All together to make this particular 221B an [livejournal.com profile] watsons_woes Amnesty Prompt Grand Slam. (I mainly just did it to see if I could, I'm not fussed about the points :-D)

Summary: The strangest things can provide motive for murder.

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caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Default)
Title: A Most Unfavorable Deal
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate Postings: At AO3
Rating/Content: PG13, forced plot and dialog for the sake of a challenge, utterly ridiculous. Also a corpse.
Warnings: none
Word Count: 221B
Disclaimer: Not my world.
Notes: Written for [community profile] watsons_woes Amnesty Prompt #6: Something from Nothing. (AKA Make your own prompt.) The prompt I made up is "Combine multiple pre-existing prompts in a single entry." So, I leave it up to the comm mods whether this also counts for the other prompts used here, namely the following Amnesty Prompts: #1-Hidden Words, #2-Favorite Format (221B), #3-No Joke, #4-Stellar (the crab nebula), #5-John Constable, and #7-The Terrible Storm Has.... All together to make this particular 221B an [community profile] watsons_woes Amnesty Prompt Grand Slam. (I mainly just did it to see if I could, I'm not fussed about the points :-D)

Summary: The strangest things can provide motive for murder.

Read more... )
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (orly)
Title: Ratigan's Reprehensible Retribution
Fandom: Great Mouse Detective/Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate posting: At AO3
Rating/Content: PG13, crossover, time travel, cartoon logic, rampant silliness
Warnings: Off-screen mice get eaten by a cat.
Word Count: 1155
Disclaimer: Not my characters or my world.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] watsons_woes July Writing Prompt #8: There Has Been Some Villainy Here: Use a villain's POV. My first ever fic involving the Great Mouse Detective 'verse! Considering it was nearly my first Holmes-related fandom, it's about time. (and please do pardon that pun) \o/

Summary: Ratigan has a plan to get his final revenge on that annoyance Basil, and nothing will stop him! Not even humans!

Read more... )
caffienekitty: Dean sitting slumped in a chair. "Will kill for coffee" (Default)
Title: Ratigan's Reprehensible Retribution
Fandom: Great Mouse Detective/Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate posting: At AO3
Rating/Content: PG13, crossover, time travel, cartoon logic, rampant silliness
Warnings: Off-screen mice get eaten by a cat.
Word Count: 1155
Disclaimer: Not my characters or my world.
Notes: Written for [community profile] watsons_woes July Writing Prompt #8: There Has Been Some Villainy Here: Use a villain's POV. My first ever fic involving the Great Mouse Detective 'verse! Considering it was nearly my first Holmes-related fandom, it's about time. (and please do pardon that pun) \o/

Summary: Ratigan has a plan to get his final revenge on that annoyance Basil, and nothing will stop him! Not even humans!

Read more... )
caffienekitty: (facepalm)
In my defense, work has been exceptionally hell the past few weeks, and there are other RL frustrations and annoyances distracting me from thinking about things which are fun or nifty. Also for some reason, I didn't mark it on my calendar for this year. *fixes that* So!

AVAST YE SWABS, IT BE INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!

Shiver your booties and plunder your timbers et cetera, and even if you don't have the opportunity to chuck around a few "Arrrr"s or swill some grog, I hope the thought that thousands of perfectly reasonable people all over the world are spending a little time today just being silly for the sake of being silly brightens your otherwise unsilly day.
caffienekitty: (Squee Dean)
Warning: Contains profanity, capslock, incoherence, and references to Torchwood.

Spoiler and Theory Summary )
Picspam Reaction, with speculation and randomness for Supernatural 8.12 )

(PLEASE, NO SPOILERS OR REFERENCES TO UNAIRED EPISODES IN COMMENTS! Any and all promo material for unaired episodes is considered to be a spoiler in this journal. The further definition of what constitutes a spoiler for this journal is located in left hand sidebar. Theory and speculation based on aired episodes only.)

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