Afternoon Fic: Mac/Danny – Still Breathing (Part 11)

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Coffee House Friday

It’s Donut Day!

I so want donuts now.

I know we’ve talked donuts before so lets chat again.

Favorite one?

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Throwback Thursday: Shadow by Gil Grissom

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Afternoon Fic: Mac/Danny – Still Breathing (Part 10)

Part One

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Sylum Vault: News Update

We have some exciting news!


Sylum Vault art and jewelry is taking part of the Los Angeles Arboretum’s – ‘Art Among Us’ Art Exhibit through the month of June.  We’ll have one jewelry piece (The Desert Dweller) and two original pieces of Art on display.  If you live in the LA area, stop by and check out the exhibit!

And while we’re announcing good news!

One of our Jewelry Pieces (Infinity Stone Necklace) has been entered into Etsy’s Design Awards #TheEtsies.  Through this we did a lot of updating, moving things around, and cleaning up the Etsy Shop.

This is a great opportunity to stop by, check things out – get something for dad, or treat yourself for the summer!

Sylum Vault Design Studio


Note: The two pieces of Jewelry that are being showcased are not available to buy at this moment.  But you can look around at everything else that might catch your attention 🙂

Art Among Us

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Sylum Trivia: Answer

Trivia Question: How many dad’s does Dean have (past lives included) and name them.

Trivia Answer: 4

Gaius Cassius Longinus
Jonathan Clavier
Bobby Singer
John Winchester

Winner: Brenna Trull who actually gets a bonus by mentioning that technically Nico is his father-in-law.  We will be contacting you about your prize!

Honorable Mention goes to Connie/Jack Bauer who mentioned not just all 4 of the father’s but Dean’s names from those past lives.


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Afternoon Fic: Mac/Danny – Still Breathing (Part 9)

Author’s Note: This story officially now has a title! This week you’ll be getting three postings as it’s a large section that needs a few posts.

2nd Author’s Note: This story became much longer than the original … considering the two original stories were 10 pgs total, and at the moment I’m just at 90 pgs yeah it’s slightly longer!! Included in this story is more background on Hannibal, and what he’s been doing while waiting for Don to grow up, so you’ll be seeing new characters from different Clans.

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Sylum Inspiration: Odysseus

Vampire Council: War Counsel


Relatively little is known of Odysseus’s background other than that his paternal grandfather (or step-grandfather) is Arcesius, son of Cephalus and grandson of Aeolus, whilst his maternal grandfather is the thief Autolycus, son of Hermes and Chione.

Hence, Odysseus was the great-grandson of the Olympian god Hermes.

According to the Iliad and Odyssey, his father is Laertes and his mother Anticlea, although there was a non-Homeric tradition that Sisyphus was his true father. The rumor went that Laertes bought Odysseus from the conniving king. Odysseus is said to have a younger sister, Ctimene, who went to Same to be married and is mentioned by the swineherd Eumaeus, whom she grew up alongside.

Husband of Penelope, father of Telemachus, and son of Laërtes and Anticlea, Odysseus is renowned for his brilliance, guile, and versatility (polytropos), and is hence known by the epithet Odysseus the Cunning.

History, Myth and Legend have mixed up much of Odysseus’ history. He will always tell a great tale, one just needs to figure out the truth inside of it.

Though legend has him in the middle of the Trojan War, few know the fact he was Turned and friends with Achilles a century before.

Legend has it…

Odysseus and other envoys of Agamemnon then traveled to Scyros to recruit Achilles. By most accounts, Thetis, Achilles’s mother, disguised the youth as a woman to hide him from the recruiters because an oracle had predicted that Achilles would either live a long, uneventful life or achieve everlasting glory while dying young. Odysseus cleverly discovered which among the women before him was Achilles, when the youth was the only one of them showing interest to examine the weapons hidden among an array of adornment gifts for the daughters of their host. Odysseus arranged then further for the sounding of a battle horn, which prompted Achilles to clutch a weapon and show his trained disposition; with his disguise foiled, he was exposed and joined Agamemnon’s call to arms among the Hellenes.

No one is really quite sure how the two met. What is known is that Odysseus picked Achilles out of the ‘crowd’ pretty quickly. After he requited the young warrior, he discovered his true nature of being a Vampire. During a battle, Ody had been mortally wounded. He did not want to leave his wife and children – Achilles Turned him.

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Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Normally I don’t do book reviews on this blog … if you want to see more of my book reviews follow me either on Goodreads or Nicholas J Finch.

But this book was so good, I had to post it here, as it inspired bunnies and storyline for Sylum, and this month’s Inspiration Theme is our Mythological Characters.

The Song of AchillesThe Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Deserves more than 5 stars!!!

Every now and then, you find a book that changes the way you think about certain elements of life, the world and everything.

This is one of those books, and it impacts the reader on THAT level.

Told from the point of view of Patroclus, lover of Achilles, this story retells the famous myths of the life and death of the greatest hero in Ancient Greece, making it accessible for a modern audience who might not be too inclined to read The Iliad etc..

The LGBT themes running through this aren’t too heavy or angsty either, and the author has woven them in such a way that they draw on the issues that are being faced today by the LGBT community and how the world views LGBT issues.

Brilliant, exciting, and a highly recommended reading.

I’m going to be enthusing about this book for a very long time!

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Seven Days of Summer 2019: Check In


So how’s it going?  I have to admit this is the first year I’m not that stressed … ha kidding.

Dates to Remember:

June 15th: Title and basic story idea should be with taibhrigh.  If not you will get a generic banner.

June 25th: All stories and artwork should be in my inbox.

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Coffee House Friday

Sylum's Coffee House Image

Worst vacation experience!?

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Afternoon Fic: Mac/Danny Sylum Story – Part 8

Part One 

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Throwback Thursday: At Dusk by Timothy Quinn

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Sylum Vault: Paper Clip Day!

In honor of Paper Clip Day, all Bookmarks are 15% Off through the end of May!

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Afternoon Fic: Mac/Danny Sylum Story – Part 7

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