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Greetings, flisters! Happy 2011! I hope the year treats all of you fabulously. I am behind on everything due to a post-Christmas family vacation, so I still have many Yuletide stories to read and comment upon, but as always it's been a great experience. So many awesome stories!

Now that the reveal has happened, I can share that I wrote:

Going Up: Fran gets her life together. (The Apartment, Fran Kubelik/C.C. "Bud" Baxter)

I received a lovely prompt from [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] and got to write a story about one of my very favorite movies, which was both fun (an excuse to watch the movie multiple times!) and terrifying (it's written by BILLY WILDER! Who is kind of THE GREATEST! WTF was I THINKING?!). I can't thank my awesome beta [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] enough - she talked me down every time I got into one of those panicky thought spirals, and offered wonderful notes on the story, especially the ending!

Also, I'd like to mention again how much I enjoyed the story I received this Yuletide, especially because I screwed up the link the first time I posted about it. The story is a WONDERFUL Grosse Pointe story, and exactly what I was hoping for when I wrote my request! Here it is:

Day of Reckoning: You've spent the last year hurtling toward this day of reckoning; not even the sick feeling in your stomach is gonna make you shut up. (Grosse Pointe, Dave/Marcy)

I'm going to post my Yuletide story in my LJ in a couple of minutes, because that's what I've always done, but I have to say, I've come to really enjoy the Ao3 archive. I got a Kindle this year for Christmas and was able to save a bunch of stories to it using the Download function, which was pretty great! Yay for living in the future!

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Date: 2011-01-03 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likeadeuce.livejournal.com
Awesome! I will have to check that out, for I love the Apartment.

And I didn't have any idea I could download AO3 stories to Kindle; I'll have to check that out.

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Date: 2011-01-03 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearlessfan.livejournal.com
Isn't The Apartment fantastic? I've spent the last month or so talking the movie up to everyone because every time I watch it, I feel compelled to spread the good word about how great it is.

Downloading fics to Kindle is pretty awesome! By doing that I was able to read some Yuletide while I was away, even though I couldn't comment right away and will have to catch up now that I'm home. The way I do it is by clicking on the Download link on the right side of the screen, and then selecting the MOBI version. Then I just download the file, connect my Kindle to my computer, and copy the downloaded file(s) into the documents folder on the Kindle. I'm typing this from memory, so if I've missed any steps, I apologize! It was pretty great having a bunch of fic with me while I'm away - and looking forwards, to be able to bring it with me to read on my lunch break at work!

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Date: 2011-01-03 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likeadeuce.livejournal.com
I will definitely give this a try!

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Date: 2011-01-03 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearlessfan.livejournal.com
I hope it works for you, good luck!

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Date: 2011-01-07 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] navia.livejournal.com
Please tell me more about reading fic on the Kindle! I don't have one yet, so I don't really know about grabbing text from random places. How does fic look on the screen? Does it download as a text file or with html intact? Could you just go rampaging through LJ downloading fic if you wanted? Sorry for all the questions! I am thisclose to buying a Kindle, but I need it to support my fic reading habit. :P

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Date: 2011-01-08 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fearlessfan.livejournal.com
I'm still learning about the Kindle and am not by nature super-tech-savvy, but I can definitely share what I know so far! For me, the easiest way for me to get fic onto my Kindle has been by using the Archive of Our Own, because each story has a download link on the right side of the page, which, when you click on it, gives you a variety of formats in which you can download the file (including MOBI, the file format for Kindles). After you download the file, you have to copy or move it from wherever it downloaded onto your hard drive into the documents file on your Kindle so that it will transfer over there. It's pretty awesome!!

I also know that Kindles can read PDFs, so if you can convert a story file into that, that would work too. I tried that first (before I figured out the MOBI file thing), and it worked, but there were some issues with the size of the page and having it fit properly in the Kindle viewing screen. I much prefer the Kindle MOBI file format.

One thing I definitely want to learn how to do is how to grab stuff off of LJ, because that's where I've always read most of my fic, but I haven't figured that out yet! If I do, I'll let you know! As it is now, it's still pretty awesome!

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Date: 2011-01-10 10:04 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lyrstzha.livejournal.com
I'm glad you had another good yuletide experience (so did I!), and I hope 2011 treats you fabulously, too!


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