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18 June 2014 @ 11:21 pm
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We got back from Hawaii late on Sunday, and I've been unpacking and working on my Idol story since then. Idol is done, the unpacking is not... but it was a great vacation. This was our one 'big trip' before our daughter goes to college (because who knows what she'll be doing next summer), and I'm just glad we pulled it off. I think her brother enjoyed it more (all the snorkeling! The swimming and floating!), but she enjoyed the adventure moments. Much of the rest was either playing with her phone (ugh), or complaining about why we were going to the beach AGAIN. o_O

I sprouted a minor rash as soon as we hit the Maui airport, but nothing much more developed after that. Usually my skin has had it after about 5 days, so this was an improvement. Lots of sunblock, no sunburns. I bought Dramamine for the snorkeling-boat trip, just in case, and then completely forgot to bring it in the car. That was slightly unfortunate. It isn't so much the motion, it's that slight rocking combined with the smell of the exhaust. Holy cow. As in, all is good unless I'm sitting near the engines, or until the boat stops for snorkelng and I pass through the lingering fumes. Not as bad as last time, where being IN the water made me sick.

We spend the last day at the beautiful Kapalua Bay, which is pretty to look at and has good snorkeling (I am still a fan of Snorkel Bob's, both his print ads and his business practices, so we rent equipment for the week). We'd checked it out the day before, briefly, and our son whined that the half hour he had to explore couldn't POSSIBLY be worthwhile. He came out of the water having seeing two big tortoises and two babies, plus some new fish. So, you know–clearly a waste of time. ;)

I'm reading some of the other Idol entries early, but I have a little free time, so guess what? Free drabbles to the first five requestors. Please name your fandom and prompt, and check my fic pages to see what I know and usually write. Not het, obviously, and generally slash for my OTPs. Lots of gen. You can also suggest something you know I've watched but never written, and I'll give it a try. Comment below!

 
 
 
Desireex_disturbed_x on June 19th, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC)
Glad you had a good time! It really does sound lovely.

Also, I want to leave a drabble request. :P

Fandom: Sherlock (Johnlock pairing)
Prompt: What if it were Sherlock and John's wedding instead?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 19th, 2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
Some other John/Sherlock, perhaps? Weddings/birthdays/etc. are one of those areas I find hard to write!

I've only written the one Sherlock fic, and it was Gen, but I'm willing to try!
Desireex_disturbed_x on June 19th, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
How about just an aftermath of a case? :P That's always fun.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 20th, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
:D I am actively working on this now! I'll ping you when it's done. :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 21st, 2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
Not speedy, but I hope worth it.

Thanks for the prompt!
Port: danny/stevedesertport on June 19th, 2014 01:59 pm (UTC)
Welcome back home! That sounds like an amazing trip.

Edit: Ooh! Didn't realize I'm in time for a drabble. I'm NEVER in time for drabbles! \o/

How about Sherlock/John, where Sherlock admires something about John?

Edited at 2014-06-19 02:04 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 17th, 2014 11:24 pm (UTC)
I started it, but didn't finish it before Idol ramped back up! But now it's done. It's Gen, but I hope you still enjoy it. Thanks for the prompt!
Celtic_Forestceltic_forest on June 19th, 2014 02:33 pm (UTC)
Glad you had a good trip!

How about a drabble for Sam and Dean in Hawaii? Thanks! <3
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 27th, 2014 06:54 am (UTC)
You probably guessed that the logistics of this would be the hardest part, but I think it worked out. It's finally ready!. Thanks for the prompt!
Swedish for "Smith": SW princess & pilotcolls on June 19th, 2014 09:41 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you had a good vacation - Hawaii sounds amazing!
And I'm with you on the needing dramamine. Ugh. Just the thought of the exhaust fumes and gently rocking is making me green...

Edited at 2014-06-19 09:42 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 19th, 2014 10:04 pm (UTC)
It's funny that the whole rest of the boat ride is fine, until those last two things run together, and then... it's all doom.

The worst was when I got nauseated during the actual snorkeling (there were some persistent side-to-side currents under the surface). It took me a while to recognize what that terrible feeling was, and when I got back on the boat, it would NOT go away. :(

Buying the Dramamine is at least the first step in admitting that there's a pattern here, and 'denial' is not addressing it!
mashimero: Prison Breakmashimero on June 20th, 2014 01:08 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear your vacation went well!

Since I'm in a Prison Break mood, how about the prompt of: Michael & Lincoln or Michael/Lincoln, watchful gaze?
With grace in your heart and flowers in your hair: hg: if we burnlilycobalt on June 20th, 2014 02:17 am (UTC)
That sounds like a great vacation! Snorkeling is so much fun.
firefly_124firefly124 on June 20th, 2014 11:52 am (UTC)
Sounds like a great vacation overall. I'm glad you had such a good time, minus the rash and the forgotten dramamine.

It looks like you're up to 4 requestors, so may I suggest House/Wilson with bad coffee?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 25th, 2014 05:29 am (UTC)
And yours is ready now! It's Gen, but I hope you like it all the same. Thanks for playing!
firefly_124firefly124 on June 25th, 2014 08:58 am (UTC)
I do indeed. Love the snark and the impending prank war. Thanks so much!