Title: History of an Object
Author: [livejournal.com profile] browncoat_2x2
Word Count: 532
Prompt: Mal is staring morosely at an empty, and cracked, tea cup. The cup is finer than their usual ware. It's late in the black
Pairing: Mal/Inara, but of course ;)
Author’s Note: Written for my dearest [livejournal.com profile] charlie_bz, who is laid up sick over the holidays and so, of course, deserves fic written for her!




History of an Object )
Title:Loved and Lost
Written for Round 4 Challenge 3 of [livejournal.com profile] big_damn_quests as Zoe
Word Count: 105

Challenge 3
Do you believe in true love? Have you ever felt it?

Believe in it? I lived it. Can’t say for sure I’d still be standing here if it weren’t for it.

I think all love is true, really. Love isn’t false, it’s only people that are. That’s not to say it doesn’t hurt, or there ain’t pain. Love’s the biggest kind of hurt there is. Without love there’s no loss, and we’ve known a lot of loss. Means we’ve known plenty of love, too.

It’s hard, loving and losing. Don’t think there’s anything harder. But that’s part of what makes it all worthwhile, worth fighting for.

Never regretted loving and I ain’t about to start now.
Title: Always Had Faith
Written for Round 4 Challenge 2 of [livejournal.com profile] big_damn_quests as Zoe
Word Count: 103

Challenge 2
Do you have faith in a higher power that guides your life? Fate, Karma, God, anything?

Faith in a higher power? That was always Mal's thing, the Captain, back in the war.

Back before the surrender.

That day broke him. But before then, oh yeah, he was full of holy piss and vinegar. Kept us going through the worst of it, his faith that we would win, that our cause was just and God would see to it. Almost made you believe too, he was so fervent about it.

Never did put too much stock in the higher powers myself though. Just didn't seem likely, in the face of it all. Mal though; always had faith in the Captain.

Surviving

Sep. 22nd, 2015 10:32 pm
Title: Surviving
Written for Round 4 Challenge 1 of [livejournal.com profile] big_damn_quests as Zoe
Word Count: 202

Challenge 1
How did you survive the toughest battle of your life?

It was Wash.

And it wasn't a gun fight, or any battle in the war, though some of those were damn tough.

Toughest battle I ever survived was learning to put it behind me, and to love again. Healin'. That's what he gave me, a chance to heal, to learn that there was still life worth livin', and that it could be damn fine too, despite all the horror that had come before - maybe even because of it.

Wash let me climb back out of the darkness into the light, let me see that love still existed and that I could still feel it, that I could still have it. Let me find me again.

Wasn't easy. Some are still caught in that place, still lost from themselves, living in the dark, doing penance. Wash gave me a chance at forgiveness, for myself and for the rest of the 'verse too.

Gave me the best damn years of my life.

Second toughest battle was leaving him in that chair. But he'd taught me what I needed to survive, and I have. And now, cause of him, there's someone new to love and learn with.

And I wouldn't trade that love for nothin'.
The Mood That Passes Through
by 2x2

Word Count: approx. 3761
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/Characters: Mal/Inara
Summary/Spoilers: Set between Heart of Gold and Objects in Space. OC Character death.
Author's Notes: Well, it has been a long time! I think this mostly came about as a sort of catharsis piece after my grandfather passed away last month. That brought out a lot of emotions, and this kind of explored some of them a bit and turned into a quiet little fic. It just kinda...starts ;) Thanks go to my three wonderful Hearts of Gold, for reading and encouraging me throughout the writing of this: [livejournal.com profile] gilliebeans, [livejournal.com profile] terimaru, and [livejournal.com profile] charlie_bz, you ladies are da best!




The Mood That Passes Through )

I've always thought that this song was particularly well matched to Mal, and if I were one of those people who put together fan vids to music, I would totally do a Mal/Inara video for this song. I saw that someone made one with Serenity scenes, but I didn't care for it. Very few of the scenes they chose actually worked with the lines in the song, IMO. Too bad, 'cause I'd like to see a nice shippy video set to it.  ETA: What am I saying? More like, nice *angsty* shippy video set to it ;) Maybe I'll have to write an *angsty* shippy fic based on it sometime instead.

Click the title to open the song in Spotify and have a listen.

"Behind Blue Eyes" )
For those of you who balked at the $50 price tag for the Giant Serenity Wall Decal from QMX, Think Geek has them on sale right now for $9.99!

I ordered two, and with shipping, it's still less than the regular price for one! :)

Sacrifices

Dec. 16th, 2011 09:58 am
Title: Sacrifices
Author: [livejournal.com profile] browncoat_2x2
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Set post BDM.
Characters: Mal/Inara
Author's Note:Woah! I seem to have drabbled, or something. Written for the Firefly Friday Challeng #001 - Childhood, though I cheated a bit and it's really more Children. Something actually came to me though, so, I ain't complaining. Just seein' if I can still actually write something here :)



Sacrifices )
I painted these nesting dolls for next week's Can't Stop the Serenity auction in Toronto! I hope they go for a decent price! They were a ton of fun to do :o)

Serenity Nesting Dolls )
Voting for this year's CSTS art is now open on the CSTS site here. If you're of a mind, head on over and have a vote ;o)
I finally reached my 1000th entry! And to celebrate (and now that the submission deadline has passed) I will share my art submission for this year's CSTS with you all! (so you can, you know, know who to vote for ;oD )

Images behind the cut )

Art Contest

Feb. 5th, 2011 09:56 pm
Thanks to the fact that they extended the window for submissions, I was able to complete and submit an entry for the 2011 Can't Stop the Serenity art contest this year!

I think the design's pretty good; I'm pleased with how it turned out, so with luck, you might see my design on all the 2011 CSTS merchandise and promo stuff this year :o)

I'll be giving you all a reminder when it comes time to vote ;oD
My favourite, Country style


More... )
CHOICES: Part 16
by[livejournal.com profile] browncoat_2x2

Word Count: approx. 4,511 words
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Post series, pre BDM
Characters/Pairing: Mal/Inara, Crew
Summary: Mal and Zoe try to find out what Inara was injected with, Kaylee and Jayne talk about bounty hunters and Kaylee’s fear, Simon apologizes, Inara gets an invitation, and Gabr’elle takes her leave.
Notes:Well, it’s been… I don’t even know how long. But I’m still trudging along here. Thanks once again go to my Hearts of Gold for all their support and help as I pick away at this story one word at a time. You are the best!





CHOICES: Part 16 )
Might-Have-Beens
by [livejournal.com profile] browncoat_2x2

Rating: PG
Word Count: approx. 440
Spoilers: None
Characters/Pairings: Mal/Inara
Notes: Written as part of my A-Z Drabble meme, for the prompt B for Bouquet – Firefly, Mal/Inara, for the lovely [livejournal.com profile] gilliebeans





Might-Have-Beens
After many, many hours toiling over making new vectors, importing into Illustrator, exporting to Photoshop and then into Image Ready, I've completed the new banner for the Toronto 2010 Can't Stop the Serenity charity screening, yay!

I think it turned out pretty decent this year:





Also, Long time no update!!! I'll try to remedy that soon. :o)
Title: Funny How Things Wind Up Sometimes
by: [livejournal.com profile] browncoat_2x2
Word Count:Approx. 3473 words
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Set Mid-Series
Pairing/Characters: Mal/Inara
Author’s Note: Another one that’s been sitting on my hard drive forever. I think I started this one back in 2006. Finally took the time to finish it. Many thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] gilliebeans for holding me to my sentence-a-day pact, and reading and encouraging me along the way as I finished this up! And to [livejournal.com profile] charlie_bz for the read through and fix suggestions!





Funny How Things Wind Up Sometimes )
I'm making a holster for my Mal Pistol.
I've spent some time examining pictures of the holster, and also some of the reproductions I've seen out there, and made a pattern that I hope will work. I've never made a holster before, and I don't look forward to the stitching part *G* but I've been working on a gun belt (not patterend after Mal's, one of my own weird design, based on some western gunbelts and what I had on hand) so I'd like to be able to strap the ol' iron on too ;o)

I'll let you know how it turns out :oD
Here it is, my finished browncoat:



More behind the cut... )

Oh Noes!!!!

Jan. 7th, 2008 07:37 am
This morning when I arrived at work, I discovered to my great dismay that my Serenity button is missing from the collar of my leather jacket!!

I don't know if I lost it at the bar on saturday, or if it's (hopefully) somewhere at home. I checked the car, but it doesn't appear to be in there either.

It was my only official Serenity button! *wails*

Dear button, please find me soon! *wibbles*

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