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Monday, October 26th, 2015 07:57 pm
All the things I'm missin'
Good vittles, love and kissin'
Are waiting at the end of my ride

Ride 'em in YuleTIDE

Thank you, thank you Yuletide author for participating! I so enjoy reading Yuletide stories. I tend to prefer genfic or PG-ish stories for the following (in keeping with the original works).

I Capture the Castle - would love to read more about what happens after - to Cassandra and any of the others. The lack of fanfic for this book is just wrong, so pretty much anything you write will be welcome.

Emily of New Moon - there are so many potential stories. Maybe write about Elizabeth and Laura and Cousin Jimmy when they were young or from their perspective when Emily first moves to New Moon. Or fill in any of the gaps left in the books - what about Ilse, what happens to Emily in the years before she and Teddy marry, or tell me more about any of the other Murrays.

Lord Peter Wimsey - I have been a fan of this series for many years. Harriet Vane is such a great foil for Lord Peter. Tell me more about her life apart from him - or maybe their life together before Busman's Honeymoon. Or expand on Peter's life.

Most of all, dear author, please have fun!
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Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 08:05 am
For Yuletide I received a wonderful Emily of New Moon fic about Aunt Elizabeth. When I first read the book I had a hard time liking her, though like Emily I came around. This does a lovely job of building up her history, and our understanding of her. That Inconstant Orb by [profile] jougetsu

I was talking about Yuletide with [profile] paper_tzipporah during sign-ups and she said, matter of factly, "why don't you sign up". And all the reasons I wouldn't (I am not a writer, I wouldn't want to disappoint anyone, etc.) seemed weak, so I did. I ended up with a lovely prompt from vassilissa and wrote a Call the Midwife story, Episode 8A. (After I finished the final version I realized the story had no title - imagine my relief when I saw that the episodes don't have titles either!)
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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 08:23 am
I got Emily of New Moon for Yuletide! And it is so lovely and just dead on! You can read it here. My recipient liked their story too, yay!

I am sitting looking through the Yuletide set (there is another Emily fic! and four for Code Name Verity! and I'm sure there will be at least one Lord Peter Wimsey!) even though I'm hungry and should make breakfast. Thank goodness Mom doesn't come until later today so I have time to read and savor.

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it!
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Sunday, December 25th, 2011 02:38 pm
Today I am eating all the things, starting with cookies and moving on to pancakes. Currently it's cheese (three kinds: delice de bourgogne, 4 year old Gouda OMG and smoked cheddar), summer sausage and pate de campagne. My roommate's girlfriend, who is Korean, told us that pork liver is common in Korea and then she told me that the pate reminded her of home. Isn't that sweet?

I am also trying to read all the things: so much good Yuletide fic! L'Engle's Austin and O'Keefe families! Six SIX Lord Peter Wimsey stories! A Spirited Regency AU! And so much more!

Then there's watching all the things - last night I started watching the first Sherlock Holmes movie, will finish that today. Later there will also be DOCTOR WHO.

Today is made of so much WIN.