Dec. 30th, 2012 11:13 am
1stmacleod: (ooc)
Past-due OOC update!

(It's way better than the last one.)
1stmacleod: (forge)
Want to make some stuff with handles like these. Any suggestions? It's decorative and not as strong as a solid handle.
images under cut )

OOC, *sigh*

Jun. 2nd, 2012 10:30 pm
1stmacleod: (looking down)
Posting this across journals, and I'm sorry I didn't do this sooner. Basically this is an apology for the utter fail in my online presence. I get a job at last, which is good, but between that and a number of other odds and ends my free time and energy has been very limited, especially the latter. There are evenings I have the chance to relax and RP, but I just don't have the oomph left in me to do anything coherent. I'm sorry if RP friends are suffering, I really didn't mean to drop off the face of the earth. Part of the issue is that I've been unemployed so damn long, it's taking time to adjust to having a work schedule again, and my other projects such as selling at the local Farmer's Market have not ended, and I somehow seem to have gained an unofficial, unpaid job as a photographer there which has started to cause headaches.

Anyways, I am still here, and I still adore you guys, but I'm struggling to prod myself into RP again. I don't want to take an official sabbatical, because I'm stubborn like that, but I may continue to be very spotty for a while.
1stmacleod: (forge)

((Video taken by the mun))
1stmacleod: (just happy)
Connor's time is split now, between the forge and the garden he's been establishing in the back yard. Either way, he spends a lot of time outdoors, and he's not alone. Today Connor's in the open forge sitting on a tall bench, beside an eclectic collection of tools and a sturdy barrel full of water. He's washing his hands and face in the latter, heedless of splashing water all over his shirt. It's filthy anyway, because he's been tilling the big patch of bare dirt that is Kai's new project this year. There's a partial fence, erected hastily and not quite finished, but there isn't anything planted yet so it's not too terrible if the dogs run all over through it, which they do.

Since one side of the forge is basically open, Connor can see the new garden from here, and the ivy-covered back of the house. There's a lanky grey puppy at his feet, and he knows Kai is out shopping for seeds and garden tools. It's spring. A friend is coming to visit.

Connor can barely believe life could ever be this good.
1stmacleod: (lightning flash)
((Inspired by the jail time Meme on Bakerstreet))

Between Duncan and the various little hoards of assets Connor has squirreled away, Connor still makes fairly regular visits to his world of origin. His kinsman remains the more important of these two reasons, and as long as Duncan is living there, the visits will continue. Duncan is family.
This has already caused trouble once, though, since in his own world he runs the risk of encountering other immortals, and there's no anti-violence field there. Connor's not one to run from a fight, either. Thanks to working the forge and a healthy home life, he's back in fighting shape now, but his reputation was tarnished by the mess with Jacob Kell and he hasn't been around enough for word to get out that he's not an easy target anymore.

This visit, he's gone past dinner time, and it's late when the call comes via PINpoint.

"Er... Kai? I'm uhh..." His voice cracks, even raspier than usual. "I'm in the Seacouver jail..."
1stmacleod: (kiss purple)
This year, Kai will wake to gifts in the kitchen. One of them she can smell before she even gets there, because Connor has made cinnamon love knots, or so he calls them. There will be eggs and bacon and coffee to go with them, of course.

The other is in a smallish box. Connor isn't much of a jewelry maker, he leaves that to her, but he's no stranger to smaller work and he's made her a kind of bangle bracelet, also something he calls a love knot. It's a tradition older than he is, and he'll be happy to explain it over breakfast.

Or possibly later, in bed.
1stmacleod: (Kai mischief)
It's been over a year since Kairos gave Connor everything he needs for a puppy for Christmas. That's a ridiculous length of time to put it off, but first there was the looking for a house, then the move, then he spent most of the summer getting the forge set up to his satisfaction. Through fall Connor's been working in it almost every day, not making swords (although that's his ultimate goal), but polishing up old skills and hammering out Christmas gifts for all his friends. Somehow, now they've passed through a second Christmas- a second Christmas with his girlfriend, with a home and friends and a reason to start living again.

Now, it's his birthday, or thereabouts. Connor would be first to admit that the calendar's shifted around a little, and he can't be completely sure of the date anymore, but it's in January. He has his forge, a home, a girl, and it's past time he got himself a dog and really settled in. Besides, Regina could use a friend.

He's not about to go alone. Besides Kairos, who is of course the inspiration for it all, he's invited a couple of friends he's been prodding to get pets, as well. He's told Balthazar there will also be his informal student along for the trip. To Jelani, he's said a good friend and drinking buddy will be coming along. He's encouraged each of them to prod the other person to get a dog to, but in classic taciturn Connor style, he's said it so briefly he never bothered to give names.
What he did give is PINpoint coordinates to the Nexus humane society, because of course there is one, and they can all talk freely there. Of course, some of the animals may be a little unusual, but they have a section oriented toward the more conventional, baseline earths.
1stmacleod: (ooc)
Contact post: I has one. In character, Connor avoids the phone like the plague (Not that he actually avoids the plague, since he can't get sick- never mind), so your best bet is to catch him in person. The mun is available here or by private message, though!
A few notes for people joining this journal from some other comm: I use this journal to RP on several communities, notably [livejournal.com profile] sixwordstories, [livejournal.com profile] joes_bar, and [livejournal.com profile] dear_multiverse. IC entries in this journal all pertain to the version familiar with [livejournal.com profile] dear_multiverse, and therefore probably won't make sense if you've come here from somewhere else. The version for Joe's Bar is separate, and any activities of that version are played out only in [livejournal.com profile] joes_bar and possibly linked entries on other player's journals. On [livejournal.com profile] sixwordstories I may play either version in the modern time, and if you're confused feel free to ask! Usually it's the Nexus-friendly version, though. I may also play Connor at earlier points in history, because the chance to do so is just too utterly awesome to miss.
In all cases, the monster of a timeline should make a handy reference. All versions adhere to this timeline, at least up until summer of 2010.
1stmacleod: (forge)
((Will be backdated sometime in the near future))

Connor's been working at the forge from late summer when he got it up and running, all through the fall. It's kept him busy, not coming inside until late most evenings, but at least it does make him easy to find. He seems to find some quiet joy in experimenting and playing with metal, getting his hand back into the trade. He doesn't say much about what he's making, and mostly calls it mucking around, yet most of his friends will be getting gifts off the anvil this Christmas.

For Kai, along with baking supplies, peppermint bark, a luxurious scarf and gloves, and breakfast in bed, there is his ultimate triumph, an iron rose. It's not large, but it represents the height of his current skills.

For Duncan, there's a set of knives, practical enough to use in the kitchen, but also nice enough to hang on the wall.

Clark and April get separate gifts, but they certainly make a set. Each of them has a torc that ends in leaves, mountain ash for April, and oak leaves for Clark.

For Balthazar, there's a tin of good cocoa mix from France, and a cloak pin with celtic knots at the ends. He could probably get away with wearing it just as a brooch, but for all Connor knows, he's outdated enough to still wear a cloak.

For Jelani there's a small but elegant knife, with a short note to let her know it was the first one off his new forge. The first one he considered a full success, anyway.
1stmacleod: (booze)

Rudolph the red-nosed Connor
Had a very shiny nose.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
from the Christmas Song Generator.

Get your own song :

Must be the scotch...
1stmacleod: (ooc)
Connor's not always talkative, so I use his icons carefully to help give some body language... had trouble with some of these, though. Connor has no proud icons! Pride and flirty are just not qualities he does much... although if I screencap that one moment when he tells Brenda he wants to walk her home and gives her that cheesy puppy-dog look...

The Character Expression Meme

Character: Connor MacLeod
Journal: 1stmacleod

.disgusted..surprised..flirty wibbley..sexual.
.sarcastic..tired..wtf..pride ass-kicky.
.sympathy..evil..innocent..in love.

Snag yourself the coding here.
1stmacleod: (wistful)

You Are the Philosopher

You are good at drawing out truths in conversation, however painful they may be.

You understand both the meaningfulness and meaninglessness of life. You don't have any illusions.

You always think before you talk. You consider your words carefully.

Although you see yourself as a loner, people are drawn to you. You have a natural magnetism.

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