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*clears throat*...*taps on mic*...Um...hel-hello? Is this thing on? You guys still out there?

*tents hand over eyes and peers into the large expanse of the interwebs*....

As promised, I bring you my...

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Ya'll ready?

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Plus also? Please don't leave. I'm not gone...I've just been temorarily detained. On a November hiatus, as it were.

Have you ever been moving through a time in your life where you are dealing with multiple, complicated issues concurrently and the only way to handle them without going completely crazy is to carefully compartmentalize...only you're running out of compartments? Like a cabinet full of tupperware where half the lids are missing? That's me right about now.

Between work committments, deadlines, and pressure and handling a significant amount of business, financial, and emotional issues for my mother, I'm--as Bilbo Baggins once said--a bit like butter spread over too much bread. *deep breath* And what ends up happening when I can't keep up is that the things I do for personal enjoyment that don't directly involve anyone in my little family (like the Rambles) get put aside until I can carve out time for them.

So, I wasn't really thinking ahead far enough. I am traveling the first three weeks of November and I thought I could watch/Ramble when I got home, but it turns out that my back-home schedule is as crazy as my during-travel schedule. Especially now that Mo Chuisle is nine and wants more of me being fully engaged. Last week, I was in CA for Cisco work; this week I head to IN for family business; next week I'm in FL for Cisco work.

Keeping up with viewing and Rambling has turned out to be more complicated than I thought it would be. *scowl*

I didn't want you guys thinking I'd flaked out or given up. I will watch and watching will include Rambling, but I'm thinking that perhaps I'll give you a Mega-November-Post (say that in your head with a booming echo) when I get done traveling after the 19th that will include Episodes 11.05 (aired on Wed the 4th), 11.06 (airing on Wed the 11th) and 11.07 (airing on Wed the 18th). I'm not sure if they'll take a break for Wed the 25th or not (haven't seen that far ahead) as it's the day before Thanksgiving in the States, but regardless, I'd either wrap that into the Mega-November-Post or use that day as my posting day.

I know ya'll like to read/react immediately following the show, and I don't blame you. I hope you'll choose to come by for the Mega-November-Post and we can collectively ponder and squee, as the situation warrants.

Thanks for understanding, and I'm really sorry about this.

Stream of Consciousness: Episode 11.04

This was the best episode I've seen in years -- right up in my top 3. Well done, boys. Really well done.

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Stream of Consciousness, Epi 11.03

A demon and an angel walk into a bar...and create one of the best non-Winchester scenes in the show so far this season.

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Stream of Consciousness: Episode 11.02

And we're back! Things are moving fast now, folks. Almost a little too fast. Yowza.

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"What is it about fear and the unknown that pulls so passionately at the human heart? Perhaps we are drawn not to the darkness itself, but to the resolution, the overcoming of what we most deeply dread. After all, the more terrible the struggle, the greater the victory when it comes at last. Presented in this anthology are twelve remarkable stories of the darkness that overshadows us and the resolution that may be found beyond them. They are stories of fear and oppression, but ultimately stories of hope, stories that will take you BEYOND THE WAIL." - J. Aurel Guay

Check out A Storyteller's Journey: Beyond the Wail release.

Stream of Consciousness, Epi 11.01

After 11 premieres, there aren't many ways left to surprise me. But, I will say this season holds promise. I may not have been surprised, but I was definitely entertained.

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Hey ya'll!

I'm breaking (unintentional) radio silence to toss some confetti in the air and say happy premiere day! After 10 seasons, having the Winchesters in our livingrooms each week has for many of us become a way of life. Regardless of our varying passions for the story lines or character journies, we, the SPN Family, can't quit these guys. I have felt my anticipation and excitment wax and wane season to season, but each year I tune in to see what road my hero(es) will travel next.

With that, I wanted you guys to know that I will be continuing my weekly SPN Rambles, if you're one of the folks who enjoys reading them. I've pulled these together after every episode since Season 3 and it would just feel wrong to not carry on until they're done. I may not be able to post immediately after the episode airs as I once did, but they will be posted soon after. If you read, let me know! Love love love your thoughts and reactions...and I feel less like I'm shouting into the abyss. :)

So! Until tonight, I'll mainline coffee in my decade-old 'No Chick-Flick Moments' mug and look forward to The Road So Far.


Title: Devil's Own [Link to story on AO3]
Fandom: Daredevil, TV Series, Marvel
Author: gaelicspirit
Characters: Matt Murdock, Foggy Nelson, Claire Temple, Karen Page, and Father Lantom, OC bad guys - GEN
Rating: PG-13
Words: 50,198
Disclaimer: Nothing you recognize is mine. Including the odd movie line; I like to work quotes in here and there if I can. Usual canon-compliant violence and a fair warning for angst. Also, everything I know about lawyering I learned from John Grisham books, so.

Summary: Set post S1. Daredevil may be the Man Without Fear, but Matt Murdock is terrified. Especially when the law isn’t enough and Daredevil can’t save everyone. It’s said that there is someone in Hell’s Kitchen who will hear a cry for help, but what if the person calling out is Matt? Who saves him when Daredevil can’t?

Author’s Note: I decided I had another DD fic in me, since I can’t seem to be able to shake my fascination with Matt Murdock. Turns out it was a case-fic dancing around in the corridors of my brain, so for you fellow h/c junkies, this is one of those slow-builds, but I hope the h/c you’ll find in the latter chapters is satisfying enough to balance the overall story.

Oh, also. Some who reviewed my last Daredevil story asked for more Karen and the best way I could think to bring her into the mix a bit more was for her to discover the truth. So posting a warning for post-S1 AU-ishness (what? it’s a thing) on the Karen front. Many, many sincere thanks to thruterryseyes for her sanity check. If you read, I hope you enjoy.

Author PSA: Several of you have told me the reason you ‘followed’ me as an author was due to my Supernatural fanfic and you’re disappointed when you see a fic from a different show pop up in your author alerts. Rest assured that I have not abandoned our Winchester boys; I will still be writing the weekly Rambles once the show comes back as well as any stories when inspirations strikes. But lately, I’ve been inspired to spend time other fandoms such as The Musketeers and now Daredevil. I apologize for disappointing you and hope that if this story is not to your liking, you’ll return when there is a Supernatural story ready to read.
I'm excited, and a little bit nervous (let's call it 60/40), to share with you the cover and book trailer for "Beyond the Wail: 12 Grave Tales of Love and Loss," the paranormal anthology that my story, Dead Water, will appear in on October 10th.

Dead Water

"Two brothers embark on a road trip intending on using the peace and quiet at a lakeside cabin to help make the broken pieces of their lives once more form a recognizable picture. However, along the way they experience car trouble, stumble across an eerie, inexplicably flooded cemetery, and end up in a seemingly abandoned small town which (unfortunately for them) plays host to a homicidal lake. Encountering the impossible forces the brothers to face issues both have tried to keep buried and exhumes truths that may otherwise have stayed hidden."

As this is my first published short story, I believe I can sum up my reaction rather succinctly.

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So, in the midst of organizing your Halloween decorations, make sure to watch this space for more information on how you can get your copy of this collection of spooky stories.

Time is Relative, Stories are Forever

November 2015
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