Fic-Finding Help

Anyone around here any good at finding lost fanfics? I'm trying to find a Gundam Wing fic I read ages ago, and not having any luck. I remember bits of the plot, but nothing about the title or author.

It was a fic involving mainly Quatre, Trowa, and the Mauganacs, though I think the other pilots were involved, too. Mostly it took place on an asteroid, owned by the Mauganacs, I think. Quatre's dad dumped him alone on an asteroid, and I remember his feet were in really bad shape because of it. Somehow (maybe his dad made him go? I'm not sure), Quatre ended up on the Mauganacs' asteroid and lived with them, and the other pilots were there, too. The fic was definitely an alternate universe-type story.

I don't really remember anything else about the fic, other than it was really well-written. I'd love to read it again, if anyone happens to have any idea of what the fic was or where I might find it!

Ring for Sale

I've got a ring I'm trying to sell. I inherited it from my great grandmother, but I'm not one to wear such a ring, and I've no one to pass it onto, myself. Plus, I don't deny I could use whatever money I could get for the ring. It was apparently made in India sometime between 1920 and 1950. It's 14K gold, with seventeen sapphires and eight opals. It was appraised at $2,200 Canadian as of March 6th, 2014. Ideally I'd like to get at least $1,500 for it, but I've no idea if that's reasonable, or even how to go about selling said ring.

Assuming this works, I've included pictures below the cut, for anyone interested in seeing the ring itself.

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Does anyone have any idea how I might go about selling this ring for a reasonable amount, or does anyone perhaps want the ring?

Thanks for any help anyone can offer!
...if someone hadn't purchased it already, that is! (Unless he's the one who bought it, of course.)

The Time-Traveler's Survival Kit (to which I'd post a link, but I'm not sure how to do that from my iPad) is my all-time favourite piece from Kythryne Aisling (kythryne on LJ) at Wyrding Studios. Once again, I can't HTML things the way I'd like to, but here's the address for her site, which I highly reccomend visiting if you're in the market, or mood, for high-quality objects of the shiny persuasion: http://www.wyrdingstudios.com.

Bordertown Returns!

After thirteen years of nonexistence, so to speak, Bordertown is back, in all its grimy, sparkly, fantastic glory.

I first traveled to Bordertown via Emma Bull's Finder, many years ago. I've yet to find my way back, but I'm hopeful that, now, I will be able to do so. Care to join me?

Happy New Year!

"I wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2011, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. This greeting does not imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere, and is sent without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishees.

"By accepting these greetings you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for herself or himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher."

--via quantumlobster

General WIshlist

At the request of both the husband and my mother, here is a list of items I wouldn't object to suddenly appearing in my life.

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Wyrding Studios 5th Anniversary Sale

kythryne, over at Wyrding Studios, is having a 5th anniversary 25% off sale. She does amazing work, so if you're in the market for assorted shiny goodies, hop on over and take a peek!
elisem is having a clearance sale over at her LJ for the next couple days. Right now stuff is 20% off, and will go down 10% each day, until 50% is reached. And on the final day, well, interesting things tend to happen when the Lioness has sales!

So, if you want to come help the Lioness celebrate her birthday, or find yourself--or a special someone--a pretty shiny or two, or just want to drool at all the fantastic jewellery, head on over.

Word Weirdness

(courtesy of gavic)

Age: Uh...let me ask the husband! *asks* Okay, twenty-eight.
Where you grew up: Colorado Springs, Colorado

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks: A crik, creek, stream, brook, or rill.

2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called: A shopping cart, cart, buggie, buggy, or trolley.

3. A metal container to carry a meal in: Lunch box, lunch pail, or lunch tin, depending on the shape.

4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in: Cooking thingie? Or frying pan, I guess. Usually I just point at it and use it, not name it.

5. The piece of furniture that seats three people: A couch, though I've heard folks call it a divan and some other weird word I don't remember.

6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof: Eaves or gutter.

7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening: A deck. Or a porch. Or a step, if it's really tiny.

8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages: Soda or sodapop.

9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup: Pancakes or griddlecakes. Or latkes, for the potato version (yummy!).

10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself: Sub.

11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach: Uh...I don't think I call them anything at all, not being a guy. Sorry!

12. Shoes worn for sports: Tennis shoes, tennys, or tennies. (Now that I'm in Canada, folks seem to call them "runners", and that always tends to confuse me.)

13. Putting a room in order: Cleaning up. Or straightening up if it's just a little bit of stuff, not a huge mess.

14. A flying insect that glows in the dark: Firefly or lightning bug.

15. The little insect that curls up into a ball: Pill bug.

16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the
other sits on the other side and goes down: See-saw or teeter-totter.

17. How do you eat your pizza: From the skinny part. Leaving the crust behind (it's too dry and icky...darn texture issues!).

18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff: Garage sale or yard sale. (And boy is it confusing up here, since most of the garages seem to be detached, so most of the garage sales tend to be in back alleys rather than right off the street like I'm used to.)

19. What's the evening meal? Dinner, the times we bother to eat it.

20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are: A basement, I suppose. Sometimes a crawlspace, if it's dinky.

21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places: Water fountain.

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