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Merry Christmas to all those that celebrate it; happy chocolate day to all those who don't.

Yuletide is also unveiled, and there's such a staggering variety that I can only bemoan my media illiteracy. Haven't read a lot so far as I've been watching the Sherlock mini-episode.

But Yuletide also. Among them:

The Birds and the Bees, Kitty Charing/Freddy Standen, Cotillion by Georgette Heyer.

Out of Sorts, Evelyn/Kit, twincest, False Colours by Georgette Heyer

Two in the bush, Sorry/Laura, The Changeover by Margaret Mahy

On Bigness, Zhuangzi
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Yuletide fics. Haven't read many so far; these were recced by f-list:

I'll Break My Staff, I'll Drown My Book, Jacko, The Changeover, by kittydesade

The Age of Not-Believing, Chihiro, Spirited Away, by Mithrigil. Enjoyed this a lot.

The Emissary, Spirited Away, by Beth Winter

Fated, or, Two Weddings and a House Warming, interludes from Heyer's Friday's Child, by Temaris

The Very Secret Diaries of Saint Augustine, by tryfanstone. Which is hilarious.

Jingu All the Way, Journey to the West, by Shpilkus

Ice Dwarves and Other Celestial Bodies, Pluto/Charon, the solar system, by fresne. Only at Yuletide.

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Currently reading a very grim book, Tombstone by Yang Jisheng, about the great famine in China during its Great Leap Forward from 1958 to 1961.

Less grim reading from Vanished Kingdoms by Norman Davies, about forgotten kingdoms, duchies, etc from Europe.

2012

Jan. 2nd, 2012 02:28 am
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Already the second day of the new year. Well, well, well. Happy New Year!

Got a couple of late Christmas cards in the mail, which ironically jolted me from my recent bout of moodiness. One was from an old professor who had a heart attack in the middle of last year, had surgery, therapy, more surgery, and thankfully has recovered well enough to go back to work this year. The other was a friend from Fukushima who said they're recovering and all is fine, only that her child can't play outside and they can't grow vegetables because of radiation.

Sometimes I'm incredibly stupid and self-centered. Here I am, moping about myself when I should be facing the world with spirit, as others are doing. I will do better. Not a new year resolution, but a promise to myself: For 2012 (and after), I will do what I enjoy, and enjoy what I do. Otherwise I'm just letting myself down.

Best wishes for 2012, everyone! Be of good spirit, treat others kindly, and keep hanging in there no matter how tough things get (things'll either get better or you'll develop the muscle to deal). <3

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Ah, Yuletide reveals are up.

serenissima (killalla) wrote Like Water, a Spirited Away fic for me. Thank you very much for such a lovely surprise!

I wrote Estuary Words, The Changeover. Wherein Sorry is a Wild Life Officer, and also apparently a radio station for the women in his life.

My fic was written for hazel, and by a coincidence I found via a rec list hazel's Yuletide fic, Of Woodshops and Ducks, Frederica by Heyer. It has Felix, so that makes it cool. ^__^

Other Yuletide fics:

Scymnus Diaboli, These Old Shades, The Devil's Cub, by Ione

A Great Storm in the Sjy, the Sun in the North, Taiki, 12 Kingdoms, by daphnerunning.

Snow in Spring, Ranjou/Shouryuu, 12 Kingdoms, by Jougetsu

A Clear Glass Window, at Sea Dawn, Chalion saga, by Lyonpyh

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