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01 December 2009 @ 11:30 pm
What I Wrote In October And November  
I spent all of November working on mini_wrimo and fighting off lethal sleepiness, so I didn't get October's list up nor have I *koff* updated the fic pages in awhile or responded to some of the comments that came in during that time. *hangs head*

Also? I wish I didn't know this, but the "guaifenesin" expectorant ingredient in cough syrups and pills (that I'm taking around the clock for the bronchitis) tastes like flea collars smell. Yick!

On to the ficcage. Lots of drabbles for birthdays, and a new Random-Fandom!

Supernatural Gen/Other:
Don't Come Knockin' (Rufus, PG-13) - Everyone has a different idea of what constitutes Halloween fun. (for spn_halloween)
Salvation Between The Sheets (Het, PG, Badfic) <== see warnings. Dean totally finds the woman of his dreams, and it's epic.
Everybody's Crazy 'Bout A Sharp-Dressed Man (PG) - Another case, another chance for Dean to wear the penguin suit.
The Wilderness Awaits (Wee!Chesters, G) - For children, even the simplest things are an adventure.
Free Wheeling (PG) - Ep. 5x08 Interlude: 'Built For Two' is not an all-inclusive term...
Rain Delay (PG) - Some unscheduled downtime for the boys...
Water Torture (PG) - Ep. 5x07 Interlude: Being an old man sucks—for everyone.
Until The Sun (PG-13) - Drabble set on "Clouds", ranging from wee!Chesters to Ep. 5x05.
Tales Of The Apocalyptically Impaired (PG) - Ep. 5x04 Drabble Coda: In which a hero, by definition, is the guy not caught up in hoarding toilet paper…

Supernatural Slash:
Ghost Images To Fill Empty Hands (PG-13) - Dean clung to those moments over four desperate years…
Restless (PG-13) - As dark nears, Dean gets restless...
All We Once Knew (PG-13) - Early S5: This used to be easier…

Prison Break Gen/Other:
Treading Water (S2, Michael, Lincoln, PG) - When Michael planned the escape, it was never supposed to go like this.
Endgames (Michael, Westmoreland, PG) - With Michael, hardly anything is as simple as it seems.

Terminator: SCC But For This Anchor (Sarah/Ellison, light Het, PG-13) - In the end, Sarah wound up telling Ellison everything. (for the Fall Fandom Free-For-All)
Burn Notice: Loose Connections (Gen, PG) - A friend of a friend is still a complete stranger in the end.

CaffieneKitty: smirkcaffienekitty on December 2nd, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
I wish I didn't know this, but the "guaifenesin" expectorant ingredient in cough syrups and pills (that I'm taking around the clock for the bronchitis) tastes like flea collars smell.

It's good for you. Hush. ;-)

Just be glad it's not Buckley's. I don't mind the taste myself, but it's a bit like moldy pureed pine needles, cold fire, rancid sweat sock, and a lovely yak urine aftertaste, all with the consistency of sinus drainings. (Guessing on the specifics of the flavours, but that's what I'd imagine to be kin to the taste)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on December 2nd, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
It's good for you. Hush. ;-)

It's pretty terrible, though. The Sugar-Free Robitussin is worse than the generic-- it tastes more like ashtray than flea collar-- but all of them kind of make me wonder if there's some correlation I'm better off not knowing about. ;)

I have never heard of Buckley's. Is it cough syrup? Tonic? It sounds dreadful.

My husband doesn't understand the "tastes like xyz smells" thing, but it's totally real. I rarely order fish in restaurants, because too often it tastes like snakes smell. And steak-and-kidney pie tastes like a horse stable smells, probably for obvious reasons. Yuck!
CaffieneKitty: snowingcaffienekitty on December 2nd, 2009 08:30 am (UTC)
Buckley's Mixture. It is the cough syrup. I get chest and sinus infections a lot and I swear by this stuff. No fake fruit flavour, no sugar, fewer things that interact with other kinds of medication. The ingredients don't usually contain Guaifeneisen or pseudoephedrin for the standard and DM preparations, but the natural stuff it uses has the same net effect. Bonus feature, it acts as a 'faking it' test. If the person is willing to take Buckley's, they truly are sick. It may only be available in Canada though, but here it's on the shelf with the regular cough syrups.

ETA: Weird, the link is there, but it doesn't show up. Here's the Wiki page.

ETA2: *beats LJ* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckley's
(I think I should go sleep now. :-P)

Edited at 2009-12-02 08:32 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Psycho Penguinhalfshellvenus on December 3rd, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Wow-- great Wiki entry! The stuff sounds frightening, if effective, almost as if the ingredients were gathered by a witch and brewed in a cauldron. :0
CaffieneKittycaffienekitty on December 4th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
It is indeed a very traditional kind of medicine.