The Fragrant Forest

Title: Open Roads
Rating: T
Word Count: 2365

Summary: As above, so below…the fight for humanity’s survival continues, and the bit of Outlaw within us all does not die easily. Follows the drabble-started WIP, One Wild Ride.

Truth is, as a base of operations, you cannot beat a fucking s a l o o n.


series may come and go, each with their own unique sound, each with their own talented composer, but Bear McCreary’s Battlestar Galactica score will remain one of the most beautiful, visceral, and raw emotional soundtracks to ever exist

do yourself a favor and listen to it. let it wash over you. bathe in it.

Summary: Old soldiers at their posts take their own last, best rides, as Bill and Laura make the hardest decisions of their lives.


At the end, It comes down to this. Just me, and this woman, and a couple of updated toasters.

And Bill, on the other end of Callum’s last call. He hoped it would be enough.

The metal figures clicked and whirred into threatening stances, flanking the slim figure between them.

Sweat beaded his brow. He wished he’d had time to say a last “It’s been an honor and a privilage to serve with you” to his old friend. A last “I love you” to Serena and Boxey.

As the woman sauntered to the desk and asked if he were alive, he shot a glance at the phone, then let his gaze linger on the faces of his wife and son.


“Prove it.”

She bent to kiss him, and he let her, buying Bill another second.

She feels like a real woman was his last thought, and he looked at his family’s faces again.


Chapters: 14/14
Fandom: Deadwood
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Al Swearengen/Trixie
Characters: Al Swearengen, Trixie (Deadwood)
Additional Tags: Prequel, Historical, Western
Series: Part 1 of The Long and Winding Road to Deadwood: A Prequel

Summary: A possible “pre-Deadwood” account of how the relationship between Al Swearengen and Trixie the whore may have started, based on snippets of dialogue throughout the show. No spoilers.

Warning: Depiction and reference to violence between pimp and prostitute, underage prostitution, in accordance with historical accounts of such, and original character death.

"I’ve lived most of my life as a whore, and as much as he’s her misery, the pimp’s a whore’s familiar, and the sudden strange or violent draws her to him. Trixie’s pivotal line by David Milch, HBO’s Deadwood

The final chapter is written, and the saga started in 2011 is done. 



TUTORIAL | Burned Paper Nails

1. Paint your nails with a light nude polish, wait until it’s completely dries.

2. Put a piece of newspaper in alcohol, and wait 15-20 sec.

3.Place the wet paper onto your nails, push it down with your fingers and wait until the alcohol evaporates (7-10 sec), and remove the paper.

4. Topcoat it with clear polish.

5. Draw some lines with black polish, where you want your burned papers edges.

6., 7. Put some black and brown polish with a piece of makeup sponge around the black lines.

8. Clean up the edges with acetone.

9. Use a matte topcoat.


Book of Pythia nails

BRB watched Exodus Part 2 and am overcome with Tigh feels

Summary: Memories and ghosts fill Galactica as Bill and Laura take in the sights. Speeches begin, and the words are broadcast through space. One listener thinks he could do better. One old soldier waits for his shift to end.


Bill looked around the hangar deck. Every step between their temporary quarters and this huge open space had brought him closer to the young warrior he’d been back then. The pride, the fear…not the cockiness he’d carried back then, though. That had been knocked out of him in the first battle. He had almost been able to feel the gaze of hundreds of souls as he escorted Laura through the ship.




‏@RealTonyDenison: "The beautiful and talented Stana Katic came across the lot to visit us on set! " (x)


@RealTonyDenison: "The beautiful and talented Stana Katic came across the lot to visit us on set! " (x)