yahtzee: made by storm_tossed (NOLA Cabildo)
Happy New Year to all! A couple quick fic things:

1) On New Year's Eve, I finished posting "Made To Be Broken," an XMFC Charles'Erik story set in the modern day, no powers. The summary:

Charles makes a New Year's Resolution:

“No more straight men,” Charles repeated as he began scrolling through the apartment directory for Emma’s name. “No more futility. No more pointless hoping and heartbreak. In 2013, I never want to hear the words ‘exception,’ ‘experimenting’ or ‘phase.’ If, God forbid, I hear ‘bicurious’ even once, I may take a hostage.”

Then he goes into the party, and Erik is there.


2) Yuletide reveals mean that I can now say I wrote my first (but undoubtedly not last) "Elementary" fic, "Solve For X," (canon-compliant, Holmes/Watson UST, but not relationship-defining UST, if that makes sense.)

Their relationship as it stands has one mathematical certainty: It will end in twenty-five days.

At that time, her sojourn as his sober companion will end. Either Watson will pass out of his life forever, or Holmes will have to devise another option.


3) I can also now properly thank one of the authors of my TWO Yuletide presents, both of which were fics inspired by the Dessa song "Alibi." The radiant Ziho wrote me "Don't Need To Know," which almost seems to have pre-existed the song -- the narrative setup is just that perfect. A mysterious, still-anonymous soul wrote me "i give you fair warning", which uses "Alibi" to springboard into the life of a wife who examines her loyalties anew. Even if you are not a Dessa fan (though you SHOULD BE, because her solo work and her stuff with Doomtree is beyond awesome), and even if you do not know "Alibi" (though it is the song in this world that most needs a multifandom vid), these stories will make complete sense; really, they stand alone as original fiction. Highly, highly recommended.

4) Figured I might as well do that Fic Year In Review thing again:

fic I wrote )

Hope everyone has a wonderful 2013.
yahtzee: made by storm_tossed (NOLA Cabildo)
This year for my assignment I wrote "Look and Listen," a "Rear Window" story that asks how those events looked for Miss Lonelyhearts and the Songwriter. It was a fandom I'd never have thought to offer if I hadn't seen it in the requests, but just the idea delighted me. What better movie to reverse perspective on, right? Anyway, I had a blast with it, AND also learned what I think is the ultimate Christmas trivia of all time regarding "Rear Window" -- the Songwriter? The guy up there struggling to write a tune while murder and mayhem is going on around him? Is the guy who wrote, recorded and sang (all voices!) on ... wait for it ... "The Chipmunk Song." "Christmas, Christmas, time is here, time for toys and time for cheer -- " Yes! That's him! What a resume, right? The movie wouldn't be the same if THAT were the song he was composing all the while.

Also as a treat I wrote "Pugs With Michael Fassbender, or, the Importance of Perspective," for "Michael Fassbender With Pugs," obviously. I have little to say about Michael Fassbender or Tumblr, but quite a lot to say about pugs. But since I ended up stepping on the assigned Yulegoat's toes, I wish I'd just waited on this one -- but at least there is more pugfic.

Ended up not going out last night -- I just felt completely thrashed. I'm slightly sniffly and under the weather, but I think yesterday that combined with cramps and being generally run-down anyway to just fell me. So I spent NYE sneezing on the couch and watching "Hellboy." Hardly one for the record books, but OTOH, I'd forgotten just how much I enjoyed "Hellboy."
yahtzee: (pug party animal)
First, the fic meme:

the year in fic )

Otherwise this year: I went to Spain. I went to Colombia. I bought a house. I moved cross-country. I got mugged. I spent some time in NYC. I finished one book and, while not quite finishing another, expect to get gone by Jan. 3 or so. I bought my mother a chihuahua. Big drama! Next year will hold its own adventures, but I suppose I am hoping for something a bit quieter. At least after I get back from three weeks in Australia.

Now, the joy of Yuletide! My fabulous Yulegoat wrote a "Revenge" story, "The Stony Path," which asks us just how Amanda/Emily began down the road of becoming STONE COLD BADASS, provides some cool fannish answers and quotes the great masters of the art of vengeance, such as Machiavelli and the Corleones. Some others I've read and enjoyed: the recs )

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Festivities beckon tonight, though I'm actually not feeling terrific -- not sick, just really tired. But it's a low key party, they claimed, so we shall see what we shall see. Should get some work done first. Happy New Year to all!

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