dear yuletide author (2012)

Dear Yuletide writer,

Hi there! I’m excited that you matched with me! I’m writing you this letter in the hopes that maybe it will help give you some direction to get started… maybe? I can certainly ramble a little bit about my requests, and hopefully that will provide a starting point.

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shameless shill post ahead :)

Hello, strangers!

If you were a bit confused about what I posted yesterday... it's my fault. I should have specified that I was sharing the piece that I wrote for my dear friend milk_and_glass this week on therealljidol. It's a writing contest that started out in OCTOBER with a couple hundred contestants, and Liz is now in the top ten! Understandably, her friends are pretty proud... and I was pretty flattered when she asked me to stand for her in this week's challenge, which was for contestants to select a Champion to write on a theme for them and represent them in this week's vote. The theme was "uphill both ways," hence my story. I've never posted original fiction here, so that was kind of nifty. ♥

Anyway -

If you have the chance, go read her entry for this week as well (it's amazing), and consider voting for us so that she can stay in the competition! Her entry and mine are in two different polls, but both votes go towards her staying in!

yuletide roundup

So, I had the awesomest first Yuletide EVER.

First of all, I am a lucky lady who received not only one, but TWO amazing stories:

An Illustrated Book About Birds by Nokomis (rated: teen)


to learn a thousand things a person has to still start with one by pesha (rated: explicit)

They are both Tate/Violet, from American Horror Story, and they are epic. So, so epic. There were moments during the first story when I just sucked my breath in and said oh damn; it was that well-written and striking. And then there was the hotsexyyeahhhh bombshell that was the second, and featured sarcastic!non-angsty!curious! teenagers being teenagers, which is just a delicious thing. I got way more than I deserved.

I also wrote a story! Yay!

the after hours

It’s pretty dark and has a good amount of smut, which y’all know is my favoritest favorite combination ever. There is quite a bit of violence, general nastiness, and oblique references to child neglect/abuse, so please don’t read it if it will upset you.

It was for hildigunnur, and I really can’t take any credit if it’s good, because her prompts were so fun and easy to work with. It could not have happened without my sweetie Kat, who beta’d for me. ♥

dear yuletide writer -

Dear Yuletide writer:

Hi! First of all, thank you so, SO much for tackling my requests. I think you are 100% awesome, whoever you are. This is my first Yuletide as a participant (longtime reader), and I’m giddy with excitement to be joining in.

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I think you rock.


hunger games fic: a footnote in your dance of days

The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) fic -

Title: a footnote in your dance of days
Rating: R
Pairings/Characters: Gale Hawthorne / Madge Undersee (mentions of Gale/Katniss and Peeta/Katniss)
Word count: 3,100

Summary: He’s never taken a girl to the woods. Not to do this, even if he maybe dared sometimes to think one day. (It feels like a betrayal, and that makes him angry. Katniss has Peeta now. He owes her nothing.)
A/N: Originally written as a fill for The Porn Battle XI: white dress, strawberries, dirty hands. I fail at deadlines, obviously. Spoilers for the first book. Without my beloved badboy_fangirl , beta and confidante, I probably wouldn't have finished this. ♥

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fandom hiatus (public post)

After yet another trip to l&d this weekend, it was determined that I'm going to be on high-risk precautions for preterm labor for the remainder of this pregnancy.

I'm going on fandom hiatus until after the Kiwi is born, which hopefully will not be one moment earlier than the middle of March. I haven't done anything fannish in a little while, and I can't see myself participating much with everything going on right now. My boys were born 9 weeks early in 2008, and I am committed to doing everything I can to keep that from happening again. It's funny that I have an abundance of time on my hands these days, but I just don't have the heart for fandom right now. I'm too distracted.

I'll be around and enjoying the company of my amazing f-list, but I very likely won't be writing any fic for a while. My wonderful gleefics co-mods have agreed to take over my responsibilities for the time being. I am incredibly blessed by the love and support of my friends. You guys are the best. Feel free to hit me up on PM (or MSN, or Facebook, or e-mail) if you want to give me a holler. I'm also leaving this entry open to comments if you want to send up a bat signal - links to amazing fic or loltastic fandom drama are never unwelcome. ;)

I'll catch y'all on the flip side. ♥