lostgirlwonder

Hoping someone’s google-fu is stronger than mine!

I’m looking for a sterek fic where Stiles ends up reflecting on the fact that Derek wears a leather jacket more as protection or armor instead of what he orignially thought was a cool fashion statement.  He also observes that Derek gave the betas their jackets as a way of trying to protect them.  Sound familiar? Thanks for the help!

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ill-name-the-sky-my-own says:

Residuum by velero (oneshot | 30,690 | R)

Stiles’ life transforms when he chooses between his father and his supernatural friends. Then Derek returns to Beacon Hills and it transforms again. Written for my Trope Bingo square: fork in the road.

Day 15: What was your least favorite pattern and why?

I don’t have a pattern I don’t like.  I haven’t knit a whole lot of things, but I’m picky about the patterns I pick.  I like choosing something that is going to give me a challenge, but still straight forward and simple.  :)  I suppose the closest one that I dislike is the plushie TARDIS one I’ve found.  But that is mostly cause I really don’t like purling (I’m slower at it) and I really like knitting things in the round instead of flat. 

May 14, 2015 Update

Lucky no.15 Challenge

Chunky Brick: Grab that book with more than 500 pages that you’d always been afraid to tackle. You know you can do it! - “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness or “Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell” by Suzanne Clarke

Something New: Just purchased a book lately? Don’t let it buried in your stacks, read it now! - “Beauty Queens” by Libba Bray or “Housewitch” by Katie Schickel

Something Borrowed: Read a book that you borrowed from someone else. Don’t make the owner waiting forever for you to finish it. (Books borrowed from friends, libraries, or even rental places, are allowed) - TBD

It’s Been There Forever: Dig your TBR pile and read a book that has been there more than a year. It’s time for you to appreciate it :) - “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut or “Dhalgren” by Samuel R. Delany

Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from giveaway, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now :D - “Fall of Sky City” by SM Blooding

Bargain All The Way: Ever buy a book because it’s so cheap you don’t really care about the content? Now it’s time to open the book and find out whether it’s really worth your cents. - “We Are Not Ourselves” by Matthew Thomas

Favorite Color: Pick a book from your shelf which has your favorite color for its cover! Is it pink, red or black? You decide. - Green, “The Time-Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger, “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith, “Tell the Wolves I’m Not Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt, “Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison, or “The Fire’s Stone” by Tayna Huff

First Initial: Read a book that has been written by an author whose first initial is the same with you (Example: My name is Astrid, and I can read anything written by Agatha Christie, Aesop, Arthur Conan Doyle, etc) - “Sea of Shadows” by Kelley Armstrong

Super Series: Read one (or more!) books that belong in a series, it can be trilogy, or tetralogy, or anything. - “Shalador’s Lady” and “The Shadow Queen” by Anne Bishop (March 2015)

Opposites Attract: Read a book that’s been written by a writer whose gender is different from your own. “Alas, Babylon” by Pat Frank (March 2015)

Randomly Picked: Ask someone else (a friend, your spouse, even your kids!) to randomly pick a book from your TBR pile. Don’t complain whatever they choose for you, just read it :) — “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch [Lunsford’s suggestion]

Cover Lust: Grab a book from your shelf that you bought because you fell in love with the cover. Is the content as good as the cover? - “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

Who Are You Again?: You’ve never read a book from this author, maybe you haven’t even heard his/her name before. But who knows? Maybe he/she will become your new favorite author! - “Lumiere: by Jacqueline E. Garlick or "Sea Change” by S.M. Wheeler

One Word Only!: Read a book that only has one word for its title (number is allowed as long as it’s only consisted of one word, e.g: 1, 2, 11). - “Divergent”, “Insurgent”, and “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth (April 2015)

Dream Destination: Read a book that has setting in a place you’ve never visited before – but would like to if you have a chance. Could be real places or even fictional!  - “The Wind Up Girl” by Paolo Bacigalupi

2015 Reading Challenge from PopSugar

1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green

4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

5. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

6. Wuthering Heights, The Bell Jar, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Swamplandia by Karen Russell

7. Saga Series by Brian K. Vaughan, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle, Goblin Quest by Jim C Hines, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin

8. Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling, Terry Pratchett Discworld, Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding, Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, The Princess Bride by William Goldsman, Bossypant by Tina Fey, How to Be A Woman by Catlin Moran

9. TBD

10. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

11. Reboot by Amy Tintera

12. Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

13. Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

14. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer, The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller

15. Neuromancher by William Gibson, Hitchhiker’s Guide by Douglas Adams, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

16. Written in Red by Anne Bishop

17. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (chosen by Lunsford)

18. The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

19. Separated @ Birth by Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman

20. TBD: Many already listed

21. Questions posed to the Parental Units

22. The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero

23. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

24. Lumiere by Jacqueline Garlick, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

25. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

26. How to Grow Up by Michelle Tea

27. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (March 2015)

28. Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder, Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

29. The Wind Up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

30. The Postman by David Brin, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

31. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

32. The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth (April 2015)

33. Sabriel, the Old Kingdom Series by Garth Nix (April 2015)

34. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (April 2015)

35. 1984 by George Orwell, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Legend by Marie Lu, Cinder, Do Androids Dream of Electic Sheep? by Philip K Dick, Wool by Hugh Howey

36. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, Hero by Perry Moore, Openly Straight by   Bill Konigsberg

37. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

38. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

39. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman or other Alice Hoffman book

40. Sandman by Neil Gaiman

41. TBD

42. TBD

43. Hidden Star by Nora Roberts (April 2015)

44. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

45. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

46. Housewitch by Katie Schickel

47. Taming of the Shrew, Pygmalion, Cyrano de Bergerac,

48. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman, Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Shade’s Children, by Garth Nix, A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle, Beloved by Toni Morrison

49. Teen Wolf, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Outlander, American Gods, Hemlock Grove

50. Game of Thrones, so many…

Recently I was sucked into a dystopia novel spiral and have been reading like crazy for two weeks.  While browsing tumblr, I came across a few “Reading 2015 Challenges.”  Thought they would be interesting so I’m going to post what I’ve done so far.

GoodReads has the pick-a-number-of-books-to-read-in-a-year, so I decided on 52 for the number of weeks.  I’m a little behind…

Lucky no.15 Challenge 

Chunky Brick: Grab that book with more than 500 pages that you’d always been afraid to tackle. You know you can do it! - “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness

Something New: Just purchased a book lately? Don’t let it buried in your stacks, read it now! - “Beauty Queens” by Libba Bray or “Housewitch” by Katie Schickel

Something Borrowed: Read a book that you borrowed from someone else. Don’t make the owner waiting forever for you to finish it. (Books borrowed from friends, libraries, or even rental places, are allowed) - “The First Bad Man” by Miranda July

It’s Been There Forever: Dig your TBR pile and read a book that has been there more than a year. It’s time for you to appreciate it :) - “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut or “Dhalgren” by Samuel R. Delany

Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from giveaway, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now :D - “Fall of Sky City” by SM Blooding

Bargain All The Way: Ever buy a book because it’s so cheap you don’t really care about the content? Now it’s time to open the book and find out whether it’s really worth your cents. - “We Are Not Ourselves” by Matthew Thomas

Favorite Color: Pick a book from your shelf which has your favorite color for its cover! Is it pink, red or black? You decide. - Green, “The Time-Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger, “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith, “Tell the Wolves I’m Not Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt, “Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison, or “The Fire’s Stone” by Tayna Huff

First Initial: Read a book that has been written by an author whose first initial is the same with you (Example: My name is Astrid, and I can read anything written by Agatha Christie, Aesop, Arthur Conan Doyle, etc) - “Sea of Shadows” by Kelley Armstrong

Super Series: Read one (or more!) books that belong in a series, it can be trilogy, or tetralogy, or anything. - “Shalador’s Lady” and “The Shadow Queen” by Anne Bishop (March 2015)

Opposites Attract: Read a book that’s been written by a writer whose gender is different from your own. “Alas, Babylon” by Pat Frank (March 2015)

Randomly Picked: Ask someone else (a friend, your spouse, even your kids!) to randomly pick a book from your TBR pile. Don’t complain whatever they choose for you, just read it :) — “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch

Cover Lust: Grab a book from your shelf that you bought because you fell in love with the cover. Is the content as good as the cover? - “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern

Who Are You Again?: You’ve never read a book from this author, maybe you haven’t even heard his/her name before. But who knows? Maybe he/she will become your new favorite author! - “Lumiere: by Jacqueline E. Garlick or "Sea Change” by S.M. Wheeler

One Word Only!: Read a book that only has one word for its title (number is allowed as long as it’s only consisted of one word, e.g: 1, 2, 11). - “Divergent”, “Insurgent”, and “Allegiant” by Veronica Roth (April 2015)

Dream Destination: Read a book that has setting in a place you’ve never visited before – but would like to if you have a chance. Could be real places or even fictional!  - “The Wind Up Girl” by Paolo Bacigalupi

2015 Reading Challenge from PopSugar

1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

3. Looking for Alaska by John Green

4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

5. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

6. Wuthering Heights, The Bell Jar, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Swamplandia by Karen Russell

7. Saga Series by Brian K. Vaughan, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle, Goblin Quest by Jim C Hines, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Guin

8. Adulting by Kelly Williams Brown, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling, Terry Pratchett Discworld, Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding, Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, The Princess Bride by William Goldsman, Bossypant by Tina Fey, How to Be A Woman by Catlin Moran

9. TBD

10. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

11. Reboot by Amy Tintera

12. Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman

13. Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

14. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer, The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller

15. Neuromancher by William Gibson, Hitchhiker’s Guide by Douglas Adams, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

16. Written in Red by Anne Bishop

17. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (chosen by Lunsford)

18. The Road by Cormac McCarthy, The Good Earth by Pearl S Buck, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

19. Separated @ Birth by Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman

20. TBD: Many already listed

21. Questions posed to the Parental Units

22. The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero

23. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

24. Lumiere by Jacqueline Garlick, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

25. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

26. How to Grow Up by Michelle Tea

27. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (March 2015)

28. Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder, Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

29. The Wind Up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

30. The Postman by David Brin, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind

31. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, On the Road by Jack Kerouac, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

32. The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth (April 2015)

33. Sabriel, the Old Kingdom Series by Garth Nix (April 2015)

34. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (April 2015)

35. 1984 by George Orwell, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Legend by Marie Lu, Cinder, Do Androids Dream of Electic Sheep? by Philip K Dick, Wool by Hugh Howey

36. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, Hero by Perry Moore, Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg 

37. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

38. The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

39. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman or other Alice Hoffman book

40. Sandman by Neil Gaiman

41. TBD

42. TBD

43. The House Girl by Tara Conklin, Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani, Born O'Hurley by Nora Roberts, Freak of Nature by Julia Crane, Comes a Horseman by Robert Liparulo, Sacred Sins by Nora Roberts, Hidden Star by Nora Roberts

44. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

45. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

46. Housewitch by Katie Schickel

47. Taming of the Shrew, Pygmalion, Cyrano de Bergerac,

48. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman, Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Shade’s Children, by Garth Nix, A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle, Beloved by Toni Morrison

49. Teen Wolf, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Outlander, American Gods, Hemlock Grove

50. Game of Thrones, so many…

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In my on going search for something cuddly, I have been looking at cats (I am totes a cat person).  However, as I am moving in with my brain twin in the fall (who is allergic to cats) I’ve been doing research about it.  And also considering other cuddly creatures like bunnies. Anyway, wanted to collect some of the webpages and potential kitties to look into. 

Do Hypoallergenic Cats Exist?

10 Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds (all cats pictured from this article)

Top Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds for People with Allergies

The Top Cats for People with Allergies

Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds (features a few more breeds)

I am partial to the Bengal, the Devon Rex, the Oriental short hair, and the Russian Blue.  I’m pretty sure my kitty Salem was part Oriental short hair.  I keep finding pictures of kitties very similar when I look at that breed.