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A Gun for Barns: New chapter posted

Part 5, Chapter 29 is now on AO3: I Had the Craziest Dream.

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It was dark and cold and the animals were on the edge of the dark, some with wings, some on four or more legs, some on two. They wanted the bodies.

Arcade ran from body to body, looking for signs of life. Where were they? He couldn't find either of them, just plenty of bodies: Vipers, Brotherhood, Fiends, Legion, Khans… too many, too many.

Someone sat slumped in the middle of the bodies. Ponix? Arcade called. No response. He couldn't be dead. The ponix comes back from death.

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tf2-gunter-again

A Gun for Barns: New chapter posted

Part 5, Chapter 28 is now on AO3: It Happened in Sun Valley.

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"You're not going out there?" Dr. Alvarez asked.

"I have to," Arcade said. "There might be survivors." He hoped there would be. There had better be. He checked his medical supplies in his pack.

"You can't go alone," Dr. Alvarez continued.

"Are you volunteering?"

She hesitated. "I won't risk my people against power armor."

"I wouldn't ask you to."

"If there's any threat, we're turning back."

"I understand. Thank you, Doctor."

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Shine On You Crazy Diamonds



This is not done, but it's all the scrappy pieces I had by the time I was done yesterday. I'll just make more and add them as I go, I guess :) Current size is 33"x52". It's composed of all the fabric scraps I couldn't use for anything else. I love how colorful it is while still giving the cube optical illusion here and there.

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tf2-gunter-again

A Gun for Barns: New chapter posted



Part 5, Chapter 27 is now on AO3: Stone Cold Dead in the Market.

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There was no shrill scream of incoming attack, no sound of weapons firing. Just a sudden whipwhipwhip and something fell out of the sky, a red cylinder, landing nearest the Viper man who'd just come down from the rock. Gunnar recognized it as dynamite, turned, and ran.

The ape brain shrieked run, run and get to a tree, escape the danger, as the blast knocked him to the ground. Then everything sounded far away, and Gunnar's instinct was to get up and keep running, keep moving, but his body wouldn't immediately respond.

In shock? he wondered. Doesn't matter. Yes it matters. Get going.

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Art commission is by @gearlic on Tumblr!

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A Gun for Barns: New chapter posted

Part Five, Chapter 26 is now on AO3: I'd Rather Be Right.

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It was a raider camp. Three raiders, surprised by Gunnar and Veronica's arrival — Gunnar quickly raised his hands. "Peace! If you attack us you'll regret it."

The one female raider laughed. "We outnumber you, dustbuster," she jeered. This was correct, but only the one Gunnar had run into possessed an actual firearm.

"But we're tougher and stronger than you Vipers," Veronica sneered back, her clenched power fist upraised.

Vipers? Gunnar now saw their poorly tattooed snake insignias. "Look, let's call a truce. Someone's coming after us and neither us nor you need to get caught by them."

The one with the gun, probably the leader, looked wary. "Who's after you?" he asked. "And how many?"

"Brotherhood of Steel. Probably three, but all in power armor."

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Big Year update - Disney World and trip there/back again

Master list is here: https://laridian.dreamwidth.org/3025334.html

We got an amazing 12 species on our trip to Disney World this past week! Including a wood stork (wood ibis) which you can only get in Fl, really, so I am thrilled to get that one. The bald eagle, by contrast, was sitting in a pine tree that we drove past on the way to Huxrin's boyfriend's house today.

Cowbird, brown-headed
Waxwing, cedar
Anhinga
Turkey, wild
Duck, ring-necked
Warbler, palm
Martin, purple
Heron, tricolor
Crane, sandhill
Egret, cattle
Stork, wood
Eagle, bald

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A Gun for Barns: New chapter posted

Part 5, Chapter 23 is now on AO3: Punch, Brothers, Punch!

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While Arcade prepared the food, muttering under his breath, Veronica gave Gunnar a lesson in basic fisticuffs.

“Ever wonder where that word came from?” she asked when they were finished. “Fisticuffs.”

“You strike with the fist, and a blow is also known as a cuff,” Gunnar said.

“…I guess you did wonder.” Veronica grinned. “You want to try it with the power glove?”

“It doesn’t just protect your hand?”

“No, it amplifies the punch. Here.” She’d removed the glove to give the lesson, and now handed it to him. “You fit it on — does it feel okay?”

“A little small.”

“You’ve got big hands, that’s why. You know what they say about a guy with big hands and big feet?”

Arcade raised both eyebrows but didn’t look up from turning the meat over the fire.

“He needs big gloves and big shoes?” Gunnar said innocently. Too innocently.

“Exactly!” Veronica grinned wider, playing along. “Flex your fingers — that’s right. Now, when you make a fist —”

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The Fallout Vault Dweller's Cookbook

I mean I'm a Fallout fan, bigtime, but idk if I really need this? It's got good ratings, but people note that there are some rare or difficult ingredients in there, which makes me leery. OTOH... it's a cookbook and it's Fallout and I do like those two things. Hard to say.

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A Gun for Barns: New chapter posted

Part 6, Chapter 22 is now on AO3: Ain't We Got Fun.

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“Do you know what to do if someone starts a fistfight?”

Veronica's question came out of nowhere, so Gunnar, trying to determine the exact species and thus edibility of a cactus, took a moment to mentally change gears. "I'm sorry?"

“You only carry the two guns. Do you know how to defend yourself if someone gets the jump on you? Or in a brawl?

Gunnar looked around for Arcade, who was swearing and trying to pry apart a dead mole rat's jaws from a medical satchel. "No. Not really.”

“So you’ll just… roll over and let them hit you?”

“Of course not,” Gunnar said, nettled. “I don’t like fighting. I don’t even want to shoot anyone. But I’d rather —”

“Then maybe you need to learn at least a few basics. Like how to throw a punch.”

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