All the leaves are brown
And the sky is grey
I’ve been for a walk
On a winter’s day
I’d be safe and warm
If I was in L.A.
On such a winter’s day…
The gentle flow the Merced River reflecting Half Dome in a balmy fall’s ending morning. Thank you all for your visits and feedback!
“The queen herself oversaw the building of a wondrous new temple to Elune, a sprawling expanse of gem-encrusted bridges and effervescent lakes at the wastern edge of Kalimdor. Upon its completion, she named the mesmerizing grounds Lathar’Lazal, or ‘Seat of the Sky.’” - Warcraft Chronicle, Volume I, p. 95
“Blackfathom Deeps was once an ancient night elf temple. It once housed a most powerful moonwell” - Sentinel Aluwyn, Twilight Falls Quest
Note: Blackfathom Deeps is not necessarily confirmed as Lathar’Lazal, however the locations are close enough and both were renowned temples of Elune.
So, as most of you know, I started a series called
‘Writer For Hire’, where I’ve been accepting Marvel prompts and turning
them into oneshots. I figured I’d collect my fics into a single post,
just to keep them together.
You Do Know Liebe Isn’t An Insult, Right?
- Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnsherr - T Charles is beginning to wonder if Erik actually knows how to speak
German. Because, Schöner wasn’t an insult. Liebchen definitely wasn’t. Then why on earth was Erik spitting them at him like they were?
You Give Love A Bad Name - Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnsherr - G Charles swears he didn’t so much push the hot guy into a stack of
nonfiction books, so much as accidentally fall into him after the guy
insulted his taste in books.
Sure Sign of Sanity - Steve Rogers/Tony Stark - T Steve’s a shifter. And sure maybe a Golden Retriever isn’t the fiercest
animal out there to be able to shift into, but he likes it just fine.
And the cute brunet at the park seems to like it too. Now if only he
could just get up the courage to speak to him in person so that Bucky
will stop laughing at him.
Adventures in Babysitting Boyfriends - Spider-Man/Deadpool - G Sick superheroes never sleep - even when their overprotective boyfriends want them to. (Not Really) Blackmail - Spider-Man/Deadpool - E “You. Can’t. Tell. Anyone.” “What will you give me for
it?” Wade said, his mouth working without any input from his brain,
which had probably fried with Peter’s hotness. He was too hot. [Hot damn] “W-what?” “Have sex with me.”
- Spider-Man/Deadpool - T “Have you seriously been doing this bit for a year now?” “Bit… what bit?” Wade looked at him, confused. “This,” Peter waved his hand, “the ‘we’re dating’ bit.” There was a pause, and then suddenly, it was like Wade’s whole body
imploded. “Hahaha, yeah, the dating bit.” He held up the wine. “One year of one really bad, horrible joke.”
The Dead Pool Motel - Spider-Man/Deadpool - T Wade’s motel caters to a particular clientele. The rude, violent types.
Which is fine, just what Wade wants. But when a cute, hard-working Peter
Parker rents a room, Wade can’t help but fall for him.
Guns for Sale - Spider-Man/Deadpool - T “Give me all your money.” “I…I’ll do you one better.” “Better?” Wade examined him. The man was nodding, seemingly to himself. “I’ll buy your gun.” “W-what?” This was not how it was supposed to go. There were rules goddamit. The man nodded again. “I’ll give you my money. You give me the gun.”
I Heard A Sound - Spider-Man/Deadpool- E The walls in Peter’s new apartment’s bathroom are pretty thin. Luckily
the guy next room over is funny and charming and likes Disney songs.
Till one day Peter comes home late and overhears an entirely different
kind of song…
Pre-Adoption Jitters - Spider-Man/Deadpool - G Adopting Evan would go a lot smoother if Wade didn’t keep trying to back out every twenty minutes. Whatever’s More Socially Acceptable - Spider-Man/Deadpool - G Would you like a drink sir?” Peter jumped in surprise and turned to the stewardess, a guilty look on his face. “Um, water please.” “And what drink does your daughter want?” Peter blinked. “Oh, no she’s-” Peter fell short when the sleeping man wrapped an arm over his
shoulder. “She’ll have apple juice, thanks,” the man said brightly. (In which Peter just wanted to take his flight in peace, and the single father next to him won’t stop flirting.)
If They Had A Choice - Cable/Deadpool - T “Wade Wilson, last reserve.” Wade scoffed. “No deal.” “I’ll pay you.” “I may not have dignity, or honour, or self-respect, but I can hold
a grudge.” He turned his back on Cable. “Which I’m doing now.” Cable sighed and closed the distance between the two of them. “I need your help Wade,” he said solemnly. Wade hmphed. “The universe needs your help.” Wade made another noise and stepped forward. Cable changed tacks. “I thought we were friends.” “Friends don’t let other friends get tortured.”
Memoirs of an Asexual - Taskmaster/Deadpool - M Wade and Tony have been dating for a while now, but have never gotten
further then kissing. Wade tries to change that, but finds out something
about Tony instead.
Days of Future Deadpool
- No pairing - T The future is falling apart. Sentinels rule the land, mutants are dying
out. The X-Men have one last hope, sending a person back in time.
Unfortunately, Wolverine is unable to be found. Which leaves only…. Deadpool.
Interesting Party Guests
- No pairing - T When Bucky asked to invite a friend to the party, they hadn’t been expecting..uh..Deadpool.
A Devious Duo
- No pairing - G Wade and Bucky being friends they could handle. Wade and Tony….that was hell.
Tips for camping in Yosemite? I might be going with a few friends in July/August
I’m excited for you, friend. You’ll fall in love. First things first, I hope you have a camping reservation or a plan because summer is a very popular time to visit Yosemite. There are a few first come first serve campgrounds but even those are hard to get in the summer time.
Wake up early each morning. You can eat breakfast in the car. This way you’ll beat the crowds and experience a quietness that nature offers early in the morning. Often, the only people you’ll run into super early are photographers. Drive around for a bit and get some photos. You can enjoy the roads without major traffic jams and trails without a million people trying to walk past. You’ll get a chance to listen to the bluejays.
Drive up to Glacier point during sunrise or sunset and watch the colors of the sky change behind the view of half dome. If you get the chance, drive up to glacier point in middle of the night and stare at the stars and moon. It’ll make you breathe a little easier.
Bring some binoculars and watch climbers make their way up El Cap. Truly magical and rewarding.
Bring some marshmallows and gram crackers. Enjoy being around a campfire.
Hike up to Vernal falls and Nevada falls from the mist trail. This is one of the most beautiful and rewarding hikes I have ever done. It’s usually pretty crowded, I’d suggest starting early in the morning. Bring a lunch as well and sit back and enjoy the power behind natures 317 foot waterfall. It can be a tough hike if you’re not experienced so plan on spending all day doing it. Take your time.
Hike to Mirror lake. Again, I’d suggest going early in the morning. It’s a pretty easy hike and defiantly worth it.
Stop at tunnel view. Take in the view of Half Dome, El Capitan and Bridalveil falls all in one.
There’s plenty of shorter hikes such as Bridalveil falls, Lower Yosemite falls, Sentinel and Cook’s Meadow Hike, etc spread throughout the park if you just drive around and make stops. You can’t miss them.
But get gas before you go in the park. There’s no gas stations in Yosemite Valley. I also encourage you to use the free shuttle in the park. With frequent buses and 20+ stops, it gets you to pretty much wherever you need to go. Or even bring bikes!
Take a swim or rent a raft and float down the Merced river.
And enjoy it. Yosemite is a magical place. It’s one of those places where you can’t plan too much. You’ll know exactly what you want to do when you get there. That may not make sense now but you’ll understand what I mean when you arrive. Please have fun! Send me pictures :)