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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
16 February 2025 @ 10:26 pm


In the interests of being better organised, here is the link to my fanfic.net page where every fanfic I have ever written is listed in chronological order.

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2384416/Dizzo

Most of these fics have appeared over here at one time or another, but it's hard to keep track of them, so I'm very happy to sit back and let FF.net do the work for me :)


 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
16 November 2018 @ 10:13 pm
It's been a while since I did one of these, so I thought I may as well catch up - this will probably be my penultimate update of 2018!

Fandom goals

Write more words than I did last year, ie: more than 27,000
Current total 3,820 - slightly behind schedule, but up on last month!
Current total 9,554, a nice long birthday fic that I wrote for a friend on Fanfiction.net has pushed my progress forward nicely!
current count 11,484, nicely ahead of schedule and just about to embark on my spn_bigpretzel Spring Fic Exchange Story, so tthat should boost my numbers!
Thanks to the spn_bigpretzel Spring Fic Exchange, I'm up to 15,331 words, so I'm very happy with that total, especially as we're not yet halfway through the year! On to Summergen next :)
20,213 - thanks largely to Summergen. Story hasn't been posted yet.  But, I'm well on track to beat last year's total now!
21,684.  Still ticking along - a bit of a slow month, but lots going on which have distracted my muse!
26,050, so some good headway made over the autumn, less than 1,000 words away now!


Take part in at least one new challenge, either arting or writing (I will fulfil this as I intend to do the 'Quicky Bang' that's doing the rounds at the moment)
I took part in the Quicky Bang, would maybe like to take part as a writer in the next round?  Assumung I take part in all my usual challenges this year,the goal is fulfilled. I can add Big_Pretzel Valentines Day Drabble Challenge to this too!

Maintain and build interest and activity in the two communities that I co-mod on Livejournal, spn_bigpretzel and  spn_on_parade
The Spn-BigPretzel Valentines Day Drabble Challenge produced over 160 drabbbles, so I think that goal is ticking along nicely!
Spn-BigPretzel Spring Exchange is currently running with twice as many participants as last year, a few new faces too, whch is brilliant!
Ongoing
Ongoing
spn_on_parade birthday bang underway.
This is ongoing, both communities have had successful events this year.
spn_bigpretzel Hallowe'en Comment Fic Challenge created over 80 fics and drabbles

Art goals

Produce three new pictures for my art collection for the summer show season.
Second one done - Icelandic Horse completed yesterday
No further progress yet
Been working on a commission, so no further pictures yet
Just started working on a second commission but hoping to get one more picture in the works before the main bulk of the shows in August.  I have a couple of vague ideas ...

Finished third picture, a Fennec Fox, this weekend - Goal fulfilled

Look at at least one new trading avenue for dapplegrey art
Dapplegrey art products on Zazzle; goal fulfilled

Draw at least four more supernatural pictures for the convention season in May
Finished a picture of Adam last week, but just realised I won''t be able to get it signed because Jake Abel is only at Creation Con on Friday - the one day I won't be there!! DUH!!  so, still three to go here.
Portraits  of Crowley, Trickster and Chuck completed - goal fulfilled


Real life goals

Everyday goals

Support Mr D through the big changes in his life
Ongoing


Lose my pre-Christmas weight
Lost ten pounds since Christmas, goal fulfilled
New goal: lose another stone before con season
Only another 2 pounds lost in the last month, but hopefully gym will help now!  Plus, I've now been able to replace my Fitbit, so that will help too :)
Think this goal might be a bust!  Only lost five pounds and then put pretty much all of it back on over my birthday :P
If it's possible to lose a stone in four weeks, I'll give it a go!!!

Consider this goal a faily fail that couldn't fail any more if it was Faily McFailface from Failville! :(


Get my arse back in the gym (will have to wait on this one, as gym membership is on hold while Mr D is between jobs!)
Gym membership reactivated last week, first day back in the gym today now that Snowmageddon has melted and Gym is accessible again!
Arse is back in the gym!  Goal fulfilled

Milestone year goals
Have at least one exciting or interesting new experience for my milestone year!
Got a couple of ideas, these have been dependent on getting Mr D out earning again, so once he has a start date, I can start planning.
Now that Mr D has started his job, I feel confident to start turning ideas into plans.  I have a little 'bucket list' drawn up for my milestone year (which I will talk about more in another post).  However, my first item on it is happening this Saturday with a reunion of lovely ladies from my old job. Ten of us are meeting up for a meal, a few drinks and a lot of laughs :)
So many exciting things planned for this year - I'll post separately  about these!
A calendar is taking shape now, will post about this very soon!
Mr D and I are off to Iceland on Saturday, I have trips to Dusseldorf and Paris planned.  This goal is ROCKING!
Plans for Dusseldorf are taking place and I am EXCITED!!!

Dusseldorf, Paris and Shakespeare - I think those count as exciting and interesting experiences!!

Do something really worthwhile for a good cause that doesn't just involve donating money
Have an idea, and early plans are afoot!
This is another item on my 'bucket list'.  I have arranged to do the 5k 'Pretty Muddy' Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research with a lady I used to work with  in October. So training begins now (see my goal above about gettiing my arse back in the gym!!!)
Will post separately about this :)
Will post very soon as we are all signed up and official now!
Okay, so sadly this goal is on hold due to unfortunate circumstances beyond my control - eg: broken shoulder means that I cant take part in Pretty Muddy in October.  Goal will be postponed until next year.  In the meantime my work are planning a couple of charity walking challenges this year, so I might try to sign up for those.

Still planning to do Pretty Muddy next year, but just as a very small recompense, I took part in 'Go the Extra Mile' in aid of the Care Workers Charity at work a couple of weeks ago, and we raised £60.00
Started back training for this event next year.  Training put on hold for a couple of weeks while I battled the cold from hell (a French cold caught in Paris - les Germs), but now I feel well enough, thanks to a good dose of Amoxycillin, to get back into it!
 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
15 November 2018 @ 08:59 pm
So, this is it.  Day 100 - the final day of my 100 Days of Happiness Meme, and so I need to post about something that makes me really, really happy.

And that's you guys!

My fandom friends have become such an important part of my life.  Those of you that I've had the privilege of getting to know in real life, and those of you for whom I haven't yet had that pleasure - your online presence is still a joy to me.

Getting to know you guys through our amazing show, and our beautiful boys overe the last eight years has been one of the great positives of my life, and will always remain so.  I've enjoyed so many joyful moments with you all, and below I just want to share a few of those special moments to mark the end of this 100 day odyssey.

Apologies if you've seen a lot of these pictures before, but a lot of them go back a few years, and so deserve another airing! :)






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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
14 November 2018 @ 09:05 pm
I wasn't around last night because Mr D and I were at the local cinema watching Bohemian Rhapsody.

Most of you know that I'm a HUGE Queen fan, and Freddie Mercury has been a hero of mine ever since my teenage years, so I've been counting down the days to see this film ever snce it was first announced - and I wasn't disappointed!

Rami Malik's portrayal of Freddie was beautiful - spot-on and sympathetic.  If that man doesn't win an Oscar for this, then there's no justice in this world.

But taking nothing away, the other members of Queen were potrayed brilliantly; Roger, the 'other' Diva; Brian, the coolly intellectual brains of the group; and John, the quiet man, the peacemaker and voice of reason.  I couldn't fault any of the four main actors, they brought their characters to life amazingly well.

And the music ... well, that speaks for itself.

Of course, I was bawling when I left the cinema.  Funnily enough, it was when Freddie played the opening bars to 'We are the Champions' at Live Aid that started me off.  But it was good bawling; it came from a place of love!!

So, yes ... a great movie, a great, nostaligic evening, and fantastic music.  And a reminder of how much I miss Freddie.


 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
12 November 2018 @ 08:32 pm
Mr Dizzo and I had a great evening on Saturday; our long-awaited trip to see Macbeth at the Royal Shakespeare Company in London.



Christopher Ecclestone made a wonderfully sinister and tyrannical Macbeth, and his descent from 'ordinary, decent soldier' to 'power-crazed psychopath' was chilling.  The whole production was dark, dystopian and brilliant.

And the witches... oh, ye Gods.  I'm saying no more because I know someone from my f/list is going to see this production, but ... nightmare fuel!! :D

All in all a thoroughly enjoyable night!

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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
11 November 2018 @ 03:13 pm
Wishing anewdream4xmas everything good on her special day!

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
11 November 2018 @ 02:29 pm
Remembering the fallen of two world wars and many other conflicts - too many - on remembrance day here in the UK.





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For my Grandad, always remembered:

Arthur William Ludlow.
8 July 1922 - 15 August 2009
Royal Air Force, 621 Squadron

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
08 November 2018 @ 08:21 pm


I hope you're not expecting any coherent comment from me because, well ...

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
06 November 2018 @ 09:40 pm
Written for the Fanfiction.net weekend drabble challenge - the challenge word was 'puff'.

Genre: Humour
Rating: K+
Characters: Sam and Dean
Spoilers/Warnings: None
Word Count: 200
Disclaimer: I don't own them


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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
05 November 2018 @ 06:40 pm
Artpost for spn_reversebang
Art Title: The Good Ship Impala
Fic Link: LJ / AO3
Prompt Number: R1004
Artist: dizzojay


Fic Title: Beyond the Shore
Author: lyryk

This has been a great reversebang collaboration, thank you lyryk for making this such a positive experience.  Please go and read the fabulous fic that goes with this art, it's truly awesome, and was an inspiration to art for!

Original prompt:





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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
04 November 2018 @ 03:02 pm
I've just come back from a lovely couple of days in Brighton with my work chums.  For those of you who are not familiar with the UK, Brighton is a south coast resort, and is our LGBT 'capital', and one thing Brighton really knows how to do is party!  You can't stick a pin between the pubs, bars and nightclubs, so this was never going to be a quiet (or sober) weekend!

This weekend had been in the planning for a while.  It was initially going to happen  in the middle of June, in fact it still did happen, however, that was just a week after my shoulder incident, and I was still at a stage where I was immobile, and unable to wash and dress myself without help, so the girls went ahead without me, but with my blessing. When they got back, the first thing we did was arrange another date so we could all go together.

Back in June when we first agreed our new date, we decided to each put by a couple of pounds every week, leading up to this weekend so that we'd have a nice little kitty to fund our shindig, we just had to think of where we could keep it.  Then it just so happened that same week, we saw a little cat-shaped moneybox in a local charity shop, and so he came back to the office to be the official custodian of our kitty.

A kitty within a kitty, if you like!





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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
02 November 2018 @ 10:08 pm
So, it's the 2nd November, and it occurred to me that the 2nd November is a very significant day in the Supernatural Universe.  because the fictional events that took place on 2nd November 1983 set in motion a series of events that brought these two gorgeous buggers into our lives ...



So, at the risk of sounding glib, 2nd November 1983 wasn't a good day for Mary Winchester, but what can I say?   It was a bloody brilliant day for us!
 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
01 November 2018 @ 09:58 pm
We've been running a Hallowe'en Comment Fic Challenge over on spn_bigpretzel over the last month.  There were 31 prompts for 31 days of October, and over eighty fics were posted.  These ranged between 100 words and 1,500 words, and they're all well worth a read!

From my own point of view, I'm happy that I managed a grand total of eight stories, and here they are listed for posterity!

Prompt: Night Time
Prompt: Creepy Crawlies
Prompt: Ooze
Prompt: Candy
Prompts: Slime/Ew, can you get ointment for that?
Prompt: Dance Macabre
Prompt: Cat
Prompts: Blood Curdling/Cobwebs
 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
01 November 2018 @ 07:30 pm
Although I'm late to the party, here is a heartfelt wish for my lovely friend herminekurotowa to have a wonderful birthday!

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
31 October 2018 @ 03:20 pm
So, my friend from the coffee shop is a man of few words, but even so he has a special message to you all on this fine sunny All Hallows Eve ... or Samhain to my Wiccan chums




In other news, the Dizzo household stands in readiness for tonight's festivities ... treats are ready, candles are primed, loins are girded; so it begins!



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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
30 October 2018 @ 10:02 pm
You know Hallowe'en is on the horizon when this once-a-year regular turns up in the local coffee shop...

It looks like he's waited a bit too long for his latte!

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
29 October 2018 @ 08:50 pm
On Saturday evening, I was out and about at a family party, my Aunt Sylvie's 80th birthday (she's my Mum's older sister).

I'm not really that close to my extended family (my Mum's one of six - three siblings and two half-siblings, so it gets VERY extended when you add in all the anklebiters), so I don't see a lot of them, and I never really look forward to these things, which is silly really, because I always enjoy them a lot more than I think I will!

This party was no different.  It's not that I don't love my family, because of course, I do.  I care about them, and I'm glad to know they're okay; It's simply that I don't have a lot in common with them, so I don't often seek out their company.  We normally average about one family party a year, and that's perfect for me.  I get to see them, exchange niceties without too much smalltalk, have a dance and a hug, then go our separate ways!

But whatever, it was nice to catch up with some members of the family that I haven't seen for a while, and some that I've seen very recenty ...

Here are the mugshots:

Me with my Mum (in the black and white top), with Jackie, her younger sister, and Jackie's husband, Chris.






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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
28 October 2018 @ 10:26 pm

UPSIDE DOWN

Written for the Fanfiction.net weekend drabble challenge - the challenge was: Invent your own monster.

Rating: K+
Genre: Humour
Characters: Sam and Dean
Spoilers/warnings: none
Word Count: 300

Dean’s upset a very unusual type of faerie. This could end badly for all concerned …Collapse )

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
28 October 2018 @ 10:20 pm
So it's been a busy weekend.  A family party on Saturday, (more on that soon), and a fangirl meet up down in Kent today with jj1564, amberdreams and xlittleangx.

The plan was to visit beautiful Hever Castle which is just on JJ's doorstep, but the weather was so cold and unpredicatble, we decided to take the safer option whcih was to pitch up in a nice warm pub, and to chat, catch up and eat until we exploded.

We were so busy chatting and eating, that it occurred to me afterward, I never took any photos, but here are a couple purloined from xlittleangx instead.




Love my girls!!!
 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
26 October 2018 @ 11:01 pm
It occurred to me this morning that today marks 14 years since I was bridesmaid (or technically maid of honour) to my friend, Jane, when she got married to Michael in October 2014.

Jane was married in St George the Martyr church at the Borough, London.  It was the church where my Grandparents got married in 1942, and my Dad was christened in 1945 so it was very special to be part of a wedding in a place so significant to my family.  Jane is a very devout Christian, and she knows that I am a complete heathen, and still loves me despite it, so she made sure that 'Lord of the Dance' was one of the hymns on the order of ceremony because she knew it was about the only hymn I knew all the words to!

It was a lovely day, even though it hammered down with rain all day.  I love this picture of us both so happy and smiley on the day.  Mr D and Jane absolutely adore each other, and he was delighted to be the photographer for the day, so he's behind the camera here!

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
24 October 2018 @ 08:39 pm
I've been on the go for twelve hours today, travelling up to the Midlands with my Assistant to check out a new payroll bureau.

The consultant who is working on this project with us thought it would be wonderful for us to travel up to Loughborough to see them 'in their own evironment' - what is it, a bloody zoo?  It would be great for us to meet the team, and check out their processes.

The meeting in the end, lasted two hours.  Apart from the sales rep, we met one person, sat in a meeting room and looked at screenshots on a wall mounted screen.  Basically, we didn't do anything we couldn't have done at our own office.

So, we've been on the go for twelve hours, apart from a two-hour meeting and an hour spent in a Costa coffee shop before we left, the remaining nine hours was spent travelling.

Efficient use of our time ...?

Answers on a postcard please.

Anyhoo, my brain is boggled, and I'm in serious need of some prettiness to save the day.  And it just so happened ...


... that this turned up on my Facebook feed today!Collapse )
 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
22 October 2018 @ 09:47 pm
A little double drabble written for the Fanfiction.net drabble challenge.  The challenge word was 'throw'.

Rating: K+
Genre: Humour
Spoilers/Warnings: None
Characters: Sam, Dean and Castiel
Word Count: 200


Dean should know by now that Karma really, really sucks.Collapse )

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
22 October 2018 @ 07:16 pm
My lovely buddy milly_gal tagged this onto my Facebook timeline ...






And one word sprang immediately to my mind ...

Zorbing! 
 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
20 October 2018 @ 09:53 pm
Wishing the happiest of happies to blackrabbit42.  I hope these three dorky handsome gentlemen can make up for the fact that I'm late!

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
20 October 2018 @ 09:36 pm
I've been on my travels today visiting my parents on the Isle of Wight.  It was lovely to see them again, as it's been a few weeks.  I took my Mum shopping, and took my Dad to the tip, then we all went up to the local churchyard to see my Grandparents' plot, and put some fresh flowers down.  There may have been a cappuccino and a bakewell slice involved at some point too!

When I was travelling home, there was a lovely sunset over the Solent to see me on my way ...


 
 
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