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More awesome icons for awesome women, and not just characters. While this post honors River Tam (of Joss Whedon's Firefly) and Winifred "Fred" Burkle (of Whedon's Angel), it also includes 39 icons celebrating Arab women (and some Indian women, and Arab culture in general).

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More icons from the 20in20 "Female Ass-Kickers" icon contests over at Fanpop.Com. The unifying theme? Obviously women who kick ass in one way or another. Includes icons of Elphaba Thropp (Wicked), Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda), Nina Pickering (Being Human) and Liz Lemon (30 Rock). River Tam (Firefly) and Winifred "Fred" Burkle (Angel) to come in the next post.

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This is a batch of 102 icons that I made for 20in20 icon contests over at Fanpop, a social networking site/fan site for everything you can think of. As a result, many of them are random. The contests in question were for movies and "creativity," which is why you'll see a lot of icons made from stock photography. But there's also a good solid 21 for the Princess Bride, plus 26 Doctor Who/Torchwood icons. There are also 11 Human Rights themed icons, and 8 World War I poetry icons.

Other fandoms in these icons include Veronica Mars, the X-Files, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Red Vs Blue. To see them, click the cut below.

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Title:Dead Man's Party: We Are The Dead
Author: smilesinc aka WitchGirl
Fandom: CSI
Characters: ALL
Pairings: Anything Canon (GSR)
Rating: R
Genre: Supernatural/Horror/Tragedy
Time Line: Takes place between September and December of 2011 (beginning of season 12).
Warnings: Multiple character death, zombie apocalypse, etc.
Disclaimer: Own nothing, making no money.

Summary: [#3 in the Dead Man's Party Anthology of Horror] Excerpt: We ran out of food two days ago. Henry panicked. That’s [illegible] we lost him. We kept his body inside. Sara is guarding it with a gun to its head. I don’t think we [missing].

Author's Note: Dead Man's Party is a CSI version of Tales from the Crypt, or The X-Files. They consist of short horror/supernatural stories starring our favorite CSIs, and each one can be read individually and stand completely on its own. Upcoming titles include Mother Dearest (Catherine), and Underneath (Grissom).

Current installments include The Ghost in the Machine (Archie) and The Wendigo (Greg)

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CSI Fan Fiction - Some Fantastic

Title: Some Fantastic
Author: smilesinc aka WitchGirl
Fandom: CSI
Characters: Nick Stokes, Greg Sanders, Sara Sidle, David Hodges, Wendy Simms
Pairings: Nick/Greg
Rating: PG
Genre: Romance/Humor
Disclaimer: Own nothing, making no money.

Summary: Someone creates a list of wacky ideas that take on a life of their own and ride a paper airplane right into Nick’s office. This is their story. Nick/Greg.

Author's Note: Inspired by and named for the song Some Fantastic by Barenaked Ladies.

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I've made animated gifs by lacing still images together before, but this is the first time I've attempted to make one using video. Mostly because I was watching Parks and Rec yesterday and this scene made me laugh so freaking hard, I knew I had to make a gif of Ron Swanson drunkenly dancing with April's hat on.



I've decided to make icons based on that episode later as well, so look out for those.
Title:Dead Man's Party: The Ghost in the Machine
Chapter: Four (of Four): Dead Again (Chapter One) (Chapter Two) (Chapter Three)
Author: smilesinc aka WitchGirl
Fandom: CSI
Characters: Archie Johnson (Greg, Brass and Lab Rats make appearances)
Pairings: None
Rating: Teen/PG-13
Genre: Supernatural/Horror/Mystery
Time Line: This story is meant to take place in October of 2010, or the beginning of season 11. Tiny spoilers for "The Panty Sniffer," otherwise, none so much.
Warnings: Mild sexual content (prostitution), grave robbing, practical jokes, a plethora of 90s references, and an original character in a significant role.
Disclaimer: Own nothing, making no money.

Summary: [#2 in the Dead Man's Party Anthology of Horror] Archie receives strange and frightening messages and video on his computer. This spurs him to venture to a cemetery at night, to "dig up" a little evidence. But is Archie just digging his own grave?

Author's Note: Dead Man's Party is a CSI version of Tales from the Crypt, or The X-Files. They consist of short horror/supernatural stories starring our favorite CSIs, and each one can be read individually and stand completely on its own. Upcoming titles after The Ghost in the Machine and The Wendigo include Mother Dearest (Catherine), and Underneath (Grissom). Keep an eye out for them!

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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4
Dead Man's Party: The Wendigo

CSI Icons - Lab Ratz Batch C

This is the final installment in my Lab Ratz series of icons, also known as "Batch C." This post mostly features icons made from "Field Mice" and "A Space Oddity," although there are some shots from "Pool Sharks" as well. Greg Sanders also makes a special guest appearance in this batch, with the Ratz. For more like these, please see Batch A and Batch B, if you haven't already.

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Batch A | Batch B | Batch C

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Title:Dead Man's Party: The Ghost in the Machine
Chapter: Three (of Four): The Freshmen (Chapter One) (Chapter Two)
Author: smilesinc aka WitchGirl
Fandom: CSI
Characters: Archie Johnson (Greg, Brass and Lab Rats make appearances)
Pairings: None
Rating: Teen/PG-13
Genre: Supernatural/Horror/Mystery
Time Line: This story is meant to take place in October of 2010, or the beginning of season 11. Tiny spoilers for "The Panty Sniffer," otherwise, none so much.
Warnings: Mild sexual content (prostitution), grave robbing, practical jokes, a plethora of 90s references, and an original character in a significant role.
Disclaimer: Own nothing, making no money.

Summary: [#2 in the Dead Man's Party Anthology of Horror] Archie receives strange and frightening messages and video on his computer. This spurs him to venture to a cemetery at night, to "dig up" a little evidence. But is Archie just digging his own grave?

Author's Note: Dead Man's Party is a CSI version of Tales from the Crypt, or The X-Files. They consist of short horror/supernatural stories starring our favorite CSIs, and each one can be read individually and stand completely on its own. Upcoming titles after The Ghost in the Machine and The Wendigo include Mother Dearest (Catherine), and Underneath (Grissom). Keep an eye out for them, as well as the third batch of my Lab Ratz icons.

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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4
Dead Man's Party: The Wendigo
Title:Dead Man's Party: The Ghost in the Machine
Chapter: Two (of Four): Sematary (Chapter One)
Author: smilesinc aka WitchGirl
Fandom: CSI
Characters: Archie Johnson (Greg, Brass and Lab Rats make appearances)
Pairings: None
Rating: Teen/PG-13
Genre: Supernatural/Horror/Mystery
Time Line: This story is meant to take place in October of 2010, or the beginning of season 11. Tiny spoilers for "The Panty Sniffer," otherwise, none so much.
Warnings: Mild sexual content (prostitution), grave robbing, practical jokes, a plethora of 90s references, and an original character in a significant role.
Disclaimer: Own nothing, making no money.

Summary: [#2 in the Dead Man's Party Anthology of Horror] Archie receives strange and frightening messages and video on his computer. This spurs him to venture to a cemetery at night, to "dig up" a little evidence. But is Archie just digging his own grave?

Author's Note: Dead Man's Party is a CSI version of Tales from the Crypt, or The X-Files. They consist of short horror/supernatural stories starring our favorite CSIs, and each one can be read individually and stand completely on its own. Upcoming titles after The Ghost in the Machine and The Wendigo include Mother Dearest (Catherine), and Underneath (Grissom). Keep an eye out for them, as well as the third batch of my Lab Ratz icons.

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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4
Dead Man's Party: The Wendigo
Title:Dead Man's Party: The Ghost in the Machine
Chapter: One (of Four)
Author: smilesinc aka WitchGirl
Fandom: CSI
Characters: Archie Johnson (Greg, Brass and Lab Rats make appearances)
Pairings: None
Rating: Teen/PG-13
Genre: Supernatural/Horror/Mystery
Time Line: This story is meant to take place in October of 2010, or the beginning of season 11. Tiny spoilers for "The Panty Sniffer," otherwise, none so much.
Warnings: Mild sexual content (prostitution), grave robbing, practical jokes, a plethora of 90s references, and an original character in a significant role.
Disclaimer: Own nothing, making no money.

Summary: [#2 in the Dead Man's Party Anthology of Horror] Archie receives strange and frightening messages and video on his computer. This spurs him to venture to a cemetery at night, to "dig up" a little evidence. But is Archie just digging his own grave?

Author's Note: Dead Man's Party is a CSI version of Tales from the Crypt, or The X-Files. They consist of short horror/supernatural stories starring our favorite CSIs, and each one can be read individually and stand completely on its own. Upcoming titles after The Ghost in the Machine and The Wendigo include Mother Dearest (Catherine), and Underneath (Grissom). Keep an eye out for them, as well as the third batch of my Lab Ratz icons.

For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak with most miraculous organ. - Hamlet, 2.2.594Collapse )

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4
Dead Man's Party: The Wendigo

CSI Icons - Lab Ratz Batch B

This entry is "Batch B" of my "Lab Ratz" themed icons. Though my original intention was not to do a sort of "mood spectrum" of icons, many of them turned out that way. In any case, here's batch B. Batch A consisted of icons from "Lab Rats" and "You Kill Me." This batch consists of icons from "A Space Oddity" and "Field Mice." Batch C will be more from those two episodes.

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CSI Fan Fiction PREVIEW - The Seventh Son

What is a Fan Fiction Preview? My story "previews" generally consist of an excerpt of a longer piece of writing that I am working on, but not yet ready to start publishing, as I only publish my stories when they are near completion. This is to ensure that any story that YOU read is eventually finished and posted, so you'll never have to wonder "will she/won't she update?" I'll always update, consistently.

What are we previewing today? This story is called The Seventh Son and it is a new take on an old storyline.

Who is this story about? The Seventh Son stars Greg Sanders, with possibly the second largest role going to Nick, with Sara and Catherine tied for third leading character, and Brass would be fourth. Ray is in the story, but his role is not as significant as those named. And, who knows, I may throw a surprise guest into the mix. We'll see.

I don't want to be spoiled for the actual story! Well, you're in luck, because this preview won't spoil very much. All it will do is give you just enough to wonder "How the heck did that happen?" or "What happens next?" I can't say there are no spoilers - I do give away one of my serious plot twists, however, it's a plot twist that only leads to more questions, and I thought it would be a great scene to end on. So if you don't want to read that spoiler, that's in the last scene. Skip it.

When can I start reading the actual story? I'm in the market for a beta right now, so if you message and/or comment expressing interest in the job, then you will get to read the story before anyone else. Otherwise, I'll rely on my usual beta, Kelsey, and it'll be up as soon as she gets the first few chapters back to me, probably, which will maybe be sometime next week. But this story WILL get posted, and WILL be finished, and ALL of your questions will be answered, and answered with forethought (which means they'll be answered well).

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CSI Icons - Lab Ratz Batch A

Also, a few old icons I made around(ish) the whole Scott Walker/Wisconsin/Teachers Union scuffle. But mostly, this is dedicated to my favorite Lab Rats - Hodges, Archie, Wendy, Henry and Mandy. This batch comes straight from "Lab Rats" and "You Kill Me" (Season 7 and 8 respectively). The next batch will be from "A Space Oddity" and "Field Mice."

Enjoy!


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Title: Dead Man's Party: The Wendigo
Author: smilesinc aka WitchGirl
Fandom: CSI
Characters: Greg Sanders, Nick Stokes
Pairings: None
Rating: Teen/PG-13
Genre: Supernatural/Horror
Time Line: Unspecific (no spoilers) but it was written about three years ago.
Disclaimer: Own nothing, making no money.

Summary: [First in the Dead Man's Party Anthology] Greg learns the true meaning of hunger when he gets lost on his way to a crime scene...

Author's Note: I'm posting this to LiveJournal (after posting it originally to FFN three years ago) to celebrate the completion of the second installment of the Dead Man's Party anthology, and my renewed interest in the series. Upcoming titles (after the Wendigo) include The Ghost in the Machine (Archie), Mother Dearest (Catherine), and Underneath (Grissom). Keep an eye out for them, as well as the second batch of my Lab Ratz icons.

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