The Friday Five! Miscellaneous Questions!

This week's questions from [community profile] thefridayfive

Feel free to play along!


1. What is the best book you have ever read? Why did you like it?

This is hard!

I have to go with "The Black Stallion", which I read when I was a kid. It was a magical book, with horses, young Alex saving himself and The Black, and then winning a special race at the end. It was easy to see myself in that book, doing all the amazing things Alex did.

I doubt it stands up to my adult eye now, but I remember it fondly.


2. What is your favorite kind of weather? Why?

Warm, but not hot, sunny days. Even 40 degrees like today is okay, if it's sunny and dry, but I do prefer mid 70's and low 80's (F). I've put my bike away for the winter, but days like today tempt me to get it out of the basement. But there aren't enough of these days at this time of year... it's too wen and yucch most of the winter.


3. If you had $100,000, how would you spend it?

I'd love to take a 2 week cruise in the "owner's suite" -- with all the bells and whistles, butlers, and pampering. The suite usually handles 4-8 people, so I could take some family along to enjoy the luxury.

Or I'd buy a 'mobile home' (one that really has wheels) and go on the road for a couple of months. I'd mostly stay in hotels (I am not the camping type!), but having my own home on wheels would let me stay wherever the wind would take me and take more of my own 'things' than just a car would let me have on the road. There's a lot of US and Canada I've never seen and this would be one way to do that.

(And, heck, I could visit some of you along the way!)

Then I'd donate some extra money to a couple of organizations I support.


4. Did you ever meet a famous person?

Hmmm... 'fame' is relative. I did meet Ben Bova and Anne McCaffrey one time, over dinner no less. I was relatively young, maybe 20, when it happened, and while I knew how special that dinner was, all I can do now is hope I didn't come across as a silly young thing.


5. Were you ever in a helicopter, limousine, racecar, hot-air balloon, submarine, horse-drawn carriage?

I've done a limo a couple of times. The sister-in-law got a limo for a dinner out for her hubby's birthday and we went with them. Also, I was traveling out of town with a group and we were going to a baseball game and renting a limo for the trip to downtown was less expensive than three cabs!

I did a horse-drawn carriage in NYC Central Park at Christmas time once. We were on a 'ladies shopping trip' and we were in Central Park and we decided to treat ourselves. It was fun!

And does the '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' ride at Disney count as a submarine? ::grin::

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Brushing Away the Mouldering Past || PG || Harry Potter

Title: Brushing Away the Mouldering Past
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry/Severus
Rating: G
Genre: Action/Adventure, Romance
Word Count: 3000






Summary: Unprecedented amounts of rain in the London area leaves Severus in a predicament.


Notes: Originally written for 2019 [personal profile] hp_drizzle


Fic on AO3



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Sneaking Up on You || PG-13 || SGA

Title: Sneaking Up on You
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action/Adventure. Romance
Word Count: 1500






Summary: It was supposed to be a leisure trip to the mainland for some R&R. Ha! Like that's going to go well!


Notes: For 2019 [personal profile] spook_me


Fic on AO3



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Royal Mix-Up (PG) || Peter/Stiles || Teen Wolf

Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Title: Royal Mix-Up
Rating: PG
Character/s: Peter Hale, Stiles Stillinski
Warnings: Fluff and Humor; Modern Royalty
Submission Type: fic
Word Count: 2145
Prompt: Full Moon Ficlet 345: Monarch

Summary: Derek and Stiles are to be married to uphold a treaty between Hale and Beacon. But they aren't in love... at least not with each other.

On AO3



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The Friday Five -- Making Dreams Come True!

Some interesting questions! Feel free to play along! Check out [community profile] thefridayfive community on Dreamwidth.


1. What would you do if you won the lottery?

Book a two or three week cruise, taking the most expensive suite on the ship -- something probably called "the three bedroom owners suite". Cruising has always been my idea of the best-est vacation, and I've always wanted to do it in the grandest style.

2. What era do you wish you had lived in?

I'm pretty happy where I am right now... there are, umm, hygiene facilities that don't exist if you go back too far!

3. What kind of robot would you want?

Since I can't get a live person, I'll take a cleaning robot... see the next question!

4. What would you outsource if you could?

The housecleaning. I mostly don't mind the laundry, but vacuuming and dusting (and picking up) never seems to happen as often as it should... the hubby would never hear about hiring someone to come in and do it (not sure why, it's something his mom did for other people for years!), so it happens when I'm in the mood, or it desperately needs to be done.

5. What superpower do you wish you had?

Hmmm... I used to ask this question as an 'icebreaker' when I was teaching online classes. I'm going to go with teleportation, so I can travel to new places without having to work too hard!

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Look Again Into Your Heart by MrsPollifax (NC17)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter
Pairings: Jack O'Neill/Samantha Carter
Categories: het, post-series
Warnings: non-graphic sex
Word Count: 6,939
Author on DW: [personal profile] mrspollifax
Author's Website: AO3 Profile
Link: Look Again Into Your Heart



Author's Summary:

It's not that cold, not by the standard of some of the places she's been in the last decade or so of her life, but then again, she's not used to braving the weather in heels and an evening dress.


Why This Must Be Read:

Sam is now assigned as the captain of the Hammond and is Earth-side for a shindig involving politicians, younger colleagues, and... Jack O'Neill. She's at a point where she's looking around and thinking she's now the 'village elder' -- a slightly depressing thought.

Jack walks her back to her hotel and and a mutual admission of feelings ensues.

It's a lovely first-time fic, where Jack and Sam finally get together.

MrsPollifax is generally better knows for some of her other fic, but this is a lovely fic all on its own. Well worth reading, especially for any Jack/Sam fans.


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So Many Secrets [Teen Wolf/Stargate Atlantis]

Title: So Many Secrets
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Prompt: Peter Hale goes into a bar and meets... Todd (from Stargate Atlantis)
Fandoms: Teen Wolf, Stargate Atlantis
Word count: 1130
Rating/Contents: PG; canon-level violence

Author's Note: I honestly don't know if this makes any sense if you don't know these fandoms... 


On AO3: So Many Secrets



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Saving Jack O'Neill - Chapter 3

I'm writing again for Rough Trade, and this month's challenge is to change the ending of a movie, any movie... Well, any two movies. So early July (1 - 15) is for movie 1 and later July (16-31) is for a second movie. And specifically a movie and not a TV show.

Of course, I'm working with Stargate (the original movie) as my first movie. I'm currently up to Chapter 3 and I have 3 or 4 more to go before I'll be finished. My original goal is 12K words, but if I make 10K I'll be happy.

Chapter 3 is here (with links to earlier chapters at the bottom!): Chapter 3

For folk not wanting to read a WIP, I'll make another post when it's done.

Enjoy!

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