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[sticky post] My Fics over the Centuries...


     this will become my archive post for my fics, which will be updated as regularly as I can manage until I am up to date.

Fics old; and maybe unwanted...Collapse )

  Here are two fics written way back in the first months after Tara's death in S6 of BtVS was broadcast here in the UK.

Two early successful, I think, buffy fics...Collapse )

  These six stories were all written as fanfics for The Chosen, as opposed to 'in the chosen!verse'. The first five got posted to the website itself; the last has only been posted to my previous lj. Hopefully one day it, it and the several fics I have written for that verse, will get posted to the website too.

Fics written for Jet Wolf"s The Chosen...Collapse )

  These five fics were written in the year following me joining livejournal in 2009. I no longer have posting access to this journal so, if you have any comments on them, can you send them to me here. I hope to change this at some point, but they will eventually be re-posted. Other details, including character; 'verses etc will be added as time passes.
My first lj fics 2009-10Collapse )These are all my fics from 2011; a CSI drabble; a crossover and a NuWho S5 fic; but mostly Buffyverse stories.

My fics for 2011; the pace increases...Collapse )April 28th 2014
  Looked like 2012 was going to be a slow year, but I seemed to hit the afterburners in August; especially helped by the series I started for elisi but have yet to complete. Must get on that.

Whew! What was I taking in the Fall...Collapse )

Please, if you have any comments on the stories mentioned above; particularly if you have advice on changes to The Anyanka Solution and ideas as to what could be used for future Buffyverses from Amshel; then email me at kerkevik2014@gmail.com

  They will be most welcome.

  Goddess watch over us all,

Think I may finally have my new name.

  Recently i decided that, rather like some of my stories, my muse started to tell me I was telling the wrong one. 

  I began to see I was looking for the wrong name, so I thought, and decided that TehKek should be the middle name I thought I was searching for. 

 Thus Kerkevik TehKek ????? 

 Then I saw this in my lj inbox. 


 So... Kerkevik Tehkek Hiraeth  ~  Kerk for short, and a link, if you squint, to my birth-name; also a character I called and called Rae something like two decades ago when I wrote a few original stories. 

 What do you think? 

 Spread the word; feedback on this would be much appreciated. 

 Goddess watch over us all, 



Ok, so I'm crying in the library now...



The puppy rescuers of Alexandria

The Puppy Rescuers of AlexandriaCollapse )
  • 9 August 2016
Mariem Taha and Babsy RockImage copyrightMARIEM TAHA
Image captionMariem Taha, her daughter and Babsy Rock

"No one can tell you that we are a nation without hope."

Words from a viral Facebook post in praise of Egyptian animal lovers who acted to save a puppy that was trapped under large stone boulders for more than three weeks.

The puppy had reportedly been abandoned to a slow lingering death by its owners. But a group of volunteers banded together to mobilise a rescue mission which hundreds of thousands followed on social media.

Dog trapped under some bouldersImage copyrightASHRAF SULTAN / IMGUR
Image captionRescuers stepped in when the puppy was left to die by its owners

The story begins in early July when Mariem Taha, a 36-year-old resident of Egypt's port city Alexandria, began to hear the unsettling sound of whimpering when she was at a cafe on the famous sea front corniche.

"It was very upsetting sound so I asked the cafe owner what it was, " Taha told BBC Trending, "He said that on the previous day some people had a come with a puppy and the puppy had fallen in between the gaps of the of some stone boulders. The people then abandoned the puppy. The whimpering was very upsetting so I decided to go in search of the puppy.

"The first three days I could hear the puppy but I couldn't see her. So I wasn't sure where to throw food for her, and she may have been scared. By the third day, she was familiar with my voice so she appeared in the gaps. I couldn't reach for her but I could feed her. I decided to name her Babsy Rock."

Taha returned daily to feed Babsy Rock but couldn't work out a way to rescue her. So she turned to a Facebook group called 'Save Innocent Souls'. The group was known to be frequented by animal welfare activists. A post requesting help was met with several people offering to help.

The progress of the rescue was documented on social media and this gallery has been viewed more than 300,000 times online on the photo sharing site IMGUR.

Dog rescueImage copyrightREEM MANSOUR FACEBOOK

After persistent lobbying, the local authority sent a crane to aid the rescue.

craneImage copyrightREEM MANSOUR

And Babsy Rock was finally freed having spent a total of around 25 days under the rocks.

puppy with rescuerImage copyrightIMGUR
Image captionVolunteer with Babsy Rock

The rescuers told Mariem of Dr Mahmoud Abdelmaksoud a local vet who did check up on Babsy Rock.

Dr AbdelmaksoudImage copyrightAMR HOSNY PHOTOGRAPHY
Image captionDr Abdelmaksoud has been described as a hero

"Dr Abdelmaksoud is an incredible man, a hero. Many volunteers call him to check up on the animals they have rescued and he offers his services for free," says Mau Hamada, who is the founder of one of the animal rescue groups in Alexandria. Hers is called Animal Zone and she says that they are completely volunteer based, and accept no donations.

"Social media was crucial in the rescue of Babsy Rock. Mariem's posts on Facebook mobilised a lot of us volunteers and many people pitched in with the rescue. A lot of information is shared on digital platforms so that we can do our work," Hamada told Trending, "There are dozens of people in Alexandria helping to rescue animals, they either work in self-organised groups like us or individually."

Campaigners have often been critical of Egypt's record on animal welfare. Mau Hamada says that there a range of factors which can result in the mistreatment of animals; "the fear of stray animals, sadistic individuals and some people that say that dogs are not a welcome part of Islam, although they are in the minority."

rescued dogImage copyrightMARIEM TAHA
Image captionBabsy Rock at Mariem Taha's house post rescue

But there was a happy ending for Babsy Rock who has been adopted by Mariem Taha. And how is she doing now?

"She's very naughty," laughs Taha.

Blog by Megha Mohan and additional reporting by Abdirahim Saeed 


  Goddess watch over us all,  

  Instead of my usual here; to honour these wonderful people I put this... 



  Greatest kudos to the guy who did the complete march; last year as well, using a walker. 

  Goddess watch over us all, 



My stupid life...

Down to £40 until the 20th and this is when I choose to lose my last two pairs of glasses! Fiver for one pair is the best I can do in Blair unless I’m prepared to use a broken pair that I have to sit back on my idiotic loser face every few seconds.

Payback for the weekend I guess.

The Sun's Hate Has To Be Fought

   The Brexit vote did not make this; but it has made this kind of hatred legitimate. The BBC's constant allowance of UKIP into political debates which their support did not warrant is partly to blame for this as well. They have always been a racist party; little different than the BNP; NF: Britain First, or The British Union of Fascists in the thirties. 

   We fought and defeated it then; we can do it now. 

   Calling it Islamaphobia makes it seem less nasty as well. It is Racism!



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The Sun newspaper has launched a shocking attack on Channel 4 just because newsreader Fatima Manji reported on terrorism while wearing a headscarf. Fatima has already lodged a formal complaint -- let’s stand with her against racism and create the biggest ever mass complaint to the press watchdog. Join now: 

Dear Avaazers,

A columnist for The Sun newspaper launched an abhorrent rant just because a Muslim was wearing a headscarf while presenting the news for Channel 4. The hate in our news is shocking, but we can help stamp out the racist headlines.

Former Sun editor, Kelvin MacKenzie wrote he could hardly believe his eyes when he saw Fatima Manji was reporting on the terror attack in Nice. “Was it appropriate for her to be on camera when there had been yet another shocking slaughter by a Muslim?” he asked Sun readers, and in doing so, used the megaphone of the UK’s largest newspaper to smear all Muslims as violent attackers. It's shocking news -- perpetuating a climate of fear and hate to sell papers -- but we can call it out.   

Now Fatima is standing against the hate with a complaint to the national press watchdog, and if we can help her turn it into the biggest ever mass-outcry against racist media, it could trigger reforms to stop the hateful headlines. 

Let’s stand with Fatima!! Sign the petition, and send a message to the Independent Press Standards Organisation, then forward this email widely:   


In Fatima's response, she said: "He has attempted to smear 1.6 billion Muslims in suggesting they are inherently violent. I will not be deterred... by the efforts of those who find the presence of Muslims in British cultural life offensive." 

Britain has seen a sharp rise in xenophobic incidents following the poisonous Brexit campaign, whose leaders stoked racial tensions. A shocking 500 reports of hate crime were recorded by police within a week following the EU referendum. We must tackle the toxic propaganda spewed by the likes of Kelvin MacKenzie and name it for what it is. 

Britain’s press regulation is controlled by powerful editors who likely want The Sun to get off with a slap on the wrists, but if thousands of us back Fatima’s complaint to IPSO, we can either force it to take action, or reveal that it's toothless and demand reform to deters this kind of media. So let's use our own megaphone of love and unity to show that we welcome British diversity, we don't judge one's clothes, but actions. 

Let's unite in celebration of our diversity and call on IPSO to make an example of  MacKenzie, and to hold the editors at The Sun to account. Sign the petition, send a message and share with everyone you know:    

We’ve already built a giant call for Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre to step down over his campaign of hatred against foreigners. Now let’s demand action against The Sun’s racism and take a step towards the media our country needs and deserves! 

With hope and solidarity, 

Iain, Bert, Fatima, Will and the whole Avaaz team 

More information:

Fatima Manji complains over Kelvin MacKenzie hijab remarks (BBC)

Kelvin MacKenzie's column (The Sun)

ITN files official complaint with press watchdog over Fatima Manji comments in The Sun (Independent)

Met police received more than 500 reports of hate crimes after Brexit vote (The Guardian)

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Busy Pride Season this year.

   Marching in Belfast on the 6th of August www.belfastpride.com/  Trains and room sorted for that. 

   There's a free weekend before Glasgow www.pride.scot/  for which I might be able to arrange cheaper travel and accommodation, but marching on the 20th whatever. 

   Weekend after there's foylepridefestival.com/  on the 27th; followed on the 3rd of September by www.prideinnewry.com/   for which it looks as though I shall have to stay in Belfast and bus or train it on the day. 

   Marching for Marriage Equality in Northern Ireland; Trans Rights and, of course, Orlando. If I can find the means I will also try to register my support for BlackLivesMatter as well. 

   Busy, busy, busy... 

   But hopefully it will be worth it. 

     Goddess watch over us all, 

     Remember alway It's Ok to be 

     Kerk TehKek

  Thought long and hard, but this needed to be written. PLEASE be aware this gets VERY dark!


 Originally inspired by a femslash100 prompt; this refused to go anywhere near where I, or the potential recipient would have wished.

 MAJOR warnings for torture, and rape. Please don't read if this will hurt you; I felt Fred's rage, not at the writer's though, when Tara was killed, and hope never to go where she so very nearly went. I wrote that story; will re-write it eventually, and will re-post it even though  I am ashamed to have written the ending I did. This is a more calculated; speculative look at where the kind of blind agonised rage that Willow experience can take you if you don't hold it in check.

 Thus the cut.


So sorry; just realised I forgot the cut!Collapse )


    Goddess watch over us all,


    Kerk TehKek


  Come on NI Even coming in last means you finished the race.




Don&#39;t Mess with Evil!Tara

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