tassosss: Cullen (Cullen)
([personal profile] tassosss Sep. 17th, 2017 10:56 pm)

Exit Light (77427 words) by Dragonflies_and_Katydids
Chapters: 22/22
Fandom: Dragon Age - All Media Types, Dragon Age: Inquisition
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Iron Bull/Cullen Rutherford, Dorian Pavus/Cullen Rutherford, Iron Bull/Dorian Pavus/Cullen Rutherford, Iron Bull/Dorian Pavus
Characters: Cullen Rutherford, Iron Bull, Dorian Pavus, Cassandra Pentaghast, Cremisius "Krem" Aclassi, various OCs, Cole (Dragon Age)
Additional Tags: Angst, Addiction, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, D/s, Threesome - M/M/M, Dominance & Submission, Mildly Dubious Consent, Suicide Attempt, POV Cullen Rutherford, Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD
Series: Part 1 of Dawn
Summary: Cullen struggles with his lyrium addiction. Some days are better than others. Or (if you prefer a silly summary for a not-so-silly fic): In which Cullen is suicidally depressed, Dorian is a high-functioning alcoholic, and Bull just wants them both to be happy, except when he wants to crack their heads together for being emotionally stunted idiots. Spoilers galore, particularly for Cullen's, Dorian's, and Bull's personal quests.

Why I loved this: Oh man if you want a heartbreaking, yet amazingly perfect and ultimately hopeful Cullen-has-trauma-can't-deal-but-gets-there-with-Bull-and-Dorian fic this is for you. I feel like this is a story that understands depression (pay attention to the tags, this is not a fluffy fic). Cullen's head is not a nice place and the focus of the story is him and his ultimate survival through a really dark period that begins when he quits lyrium. Starting a relationship with Iron Bull is the beginning, and it enfolds Dorian, who's a mess of issues, and I just really love how this story evolved and they all get through it.
tassosss: Cullen (Cullen)
([personal profile] tassosss Sep. 13th, 2017 08:40 pm)
I always get so excited when I can actually make a Wednesday book reading post. I mean, it's not that I'm not reading constantly, just that I'm not reading books constantly.

Anyway. I'm reading Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier which is non-fiction about the video game industry, and just how games get made. It goes in depth into the development of ten games, each structured to highlight an aspect of the industry and what made getting that particular game to market so fucking complicated. One of them is Dragon Age Inquisition, which is why I bought it, but the whole thing has been fascinating so far. Also makes me appreciative that I'm not in the gaming industry where there seems to be zero work/life balance.

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([personal profile] tassosss Sep. 10th, 2017 08:20 pm)
Because I hate myself*, I'm actually contemplating a kidfic bunny right now, and I need help thinking of the tropes to organize it around. So for kids in the 8-14 age range, I've got

-getting in trouble for getting in a fight
-needing help with homework
-sneaking out/getting caught sneaking out
-sibling fight
-getting lost
-too big for thing but doesn't want to be too big for thing

I'm blanking.

Obvs. the story is not going to be non-stop tropes, but I'm looking for ideas to get me started.

*ETA: I don't actually hate myself. I just have too many projects I'm not working on and I really shouldn't start something but I really wanna.
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([personal profile] wyomingnot Sep. 10th, 2017 09:31 pm)

Hey. So this update is just a copy/paste from tumblr. Feels weird posting 'mature' person stuff there, but I've got a few mutuals who are not exactly youngsters, so. Anyway -

Finally remembered to stop at the pharmacy where I get my bp meds and ask about something for stupid hot flashes. It was awkward, because first I had to get my work translator on the phone and explain to her what I needed (she’s pretty young. but she finally cottoned on), then hand the phone to the pharmacist. But. It worked out.

Then I came home and looked up the stuff they gave me - not that I thought my pharmacist would steer me wrong (she’s helped through a few other things), but to check that stuff got translated right.

And yay, I’ve got stuff that should help. :) Chinese medicine is a little wacky at times. The stuff I’ve got comes in little packets of seed-sized balls. And there’s a lot of them in each packet (two packets twice a day. two different meds commonly taken together). I’m already taking nine pills at night (prescriptions and needed supplements).

I feel so fucking old.

....and now more rambling just for you. I think I'm looking more and more like my grandmother as I get older. Acting like her, too. I do miss her.

I've also put on a lot of weight this year. I mostly blame my head meds.

I guess that's all.