Yeeeeah, I'm definitely going back to crossposting to my LJ from DW consistently... on those occasions I post, which is rare, but I'd like it to be less so. There's a new year's resolution for you. A good chunk of my LJ-flist is doing the same, for reasons that probably don't need rehashing.
Anyway, anyone who's made the DW jump, feel free to circle me up however you'd like. Same username from LJ.
Right! Anyway! As for content! First thing's first! Yuletide!
It's always fun when the fic you receive is in the canon you requested that really
, nobody needs any crazy canon knowledge in order to appreciate.
That being said... A bajillion thanks to my author, who wrote me Rest In Whirled Peace
. It's Ben & Jerry's
anthropomorfic and they're ice cream superheroes
. I mean, come on
, how can you not
want to read that?
After I finished reading that... a couple times... I proceeded to show just how obsessed I was and read absolutely every fic with one Agent Phil Coulson of SHIELD
in the Yuletide archive. (And then I did it again the next day with Madness
.) And believe me, they're all
delightful, whether or not my favorite NINJA BAMF IN A SUIT is a main character or not, so please, by all means, read them and enjoy if you remotely care.
There are, of course, numerous other fics that bear reading, but I really really suck at rec lists, and most of them have been covered in other places if you're looking for recs, so far be it from me to tread on old ground.
And now, changing trajectory slightly...
Sheer morbid curiosity had me do something in a fit of temporary what-was-I-thinking-ness last night. And I happened to actually find something hiding in the mists of the internet that I thought didn't exist anymore. That being what I'm pretty sure is my oldest surviving piece of (published) fanfic. It's X-Files, it was written when I was nineteen or so... give or take a year (we're talking so old I found it on an angelfire
archive). The prose is ever so slightly purple. (Ahah. Yeah. Ever so slightly.) And I kinda wanna facepalm at my younger self for the thing, if not so badly as some of the ridiculous Mary Sues I safely paper-journaled about a few years before that
. And I have a conundrum. Should
I post it to the AO3, with a roughly appropriate backdate? I mean, for the interests of completeness, and to see how far I've come... but, again, facepalm. But I wouldn't want to orphan
Hm. Maybe with appropriate tags to let someone know what they'd be getting into.
I'll contemplate further!
And in a brief interlude covering RL... Still sadly jobless... although it being my first Christmas season out of retail since, like, '03 or so? Let's just say it was a bit surreal being home on Black Friday.
But Christmas was marvelous. Got a Kindle Fire from Andrew and it is a ridiculously
fun gadget. I'll definitely be using it as a tablet more than an ereader, though. (I've got my nook for that... Had
a Sony Reader, but I broke it, oops, thank God for squaretrade... But I got reimbursed and went for a new model. Thing is LOADED with fanfic now, I love it.) But man, Angry Birds is so much nicer on that screen than my phone's. >_> He also got the LotR extended edition on bluray for my whole family, to go with the huge TV we got earlier this month. :) In addition, as I commented on twitter on the day, I really appreciate socks and underwear as gifts so much more
now than I did as a kid.
Also, the presents I gave
were pretty much universally well-received, which always makes me extremely gratified. I love picking out the perfect present. Although the individual that expressed the most joy was, of course, my dog, who got a squeaky toy and went into transports of delight
. Good times.
Anyway, wow, I think I've just said more than I've said in ages combined
, so I'll leave it at that! TTFN!