March 23rd, 2013

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Snow day

Well, the weather forecast for the weekend was snow, and so I shouldn't be surprised it's chucking it down pretty heavily. Not settling much yet, but I suspect it will be. Annoying that it's the weekend - with my luck it'll be horrible today and tomorrow then clear on Monday for work. But that's snow business...

There's been ample warning, and the highway agency etc. say they're ready for this, so it'll be interesting to see how badly the roads and public transport are screwed up, especially since I'll be travelling next weekend.
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A steam train went past west-bound out of Paddington at about 8:10; I got to the window just in time to see a number on the side of the engine, 60163, which means that it's Tornado, the first new steam locomotive built in Britain in fifty years. According to their web site it's doing this run today:

Saturday 23rd March – ‘The Cathedrals Express’ - London Paddington to Kingswear and return – promoted by Steam Dreams

LOTS more about Tornado on line, especially if you google on Engine 60163.
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The Hellmouth Crossovers

Over the years I've written quite a lot of fanfic as challenge responses, chapters of other people's round robins, etc., mostly on Twisting The Hellmouth. I've been editing the best bits to make them work better as stand-alone stories, and posting them on Archive of our Own. Mostly these stories haven't previously been posted to Livejournal.

That'd Be Telling - Buffy / The Prisoner
Illogical Commands - Buffy / Pulp Fiction
The Deconstruction of Xander Harris - Buffy / Star Trek TNG
A Gory Fate - Buffy / Gor novels
A Change in Priorities - Terminator SCC / zombies (any source)
Trainee - Buffy / Surprise Crossover
They Might Be Drabbles - Pushing Daisies / Multiple crossovers (several drabbles)
All Shall Love Me and Despair - Buffy / West Wing (several drabbles)
Kitty Fantastico Must Die - Buffy
Forgotten Fragments - Odds and ends of comment-fic, multiple canons.
Code Ragnarok: Good News - BtVS / Futurama
Code Ragnarok: A Little Recce - BtVS / Laundry novels
Code Ragnarok: Memos - BtVS / Futurama (and others)
Ship of the Line: Out with a Bang - BtVS / Surprise crossover

later - added The Slayer Spirit - Alternative 3 - BtVS / XKCD / Alternative 3