fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
I ended up writing two stories for my Yuletide recipient this year, one in the fandom I matched on and another in a fandom I hadn't thought to offer but very much enjoyed. Every year I tell myself, "Self, don't go crazy and write a super-long story you won't have adequate time to really revise and obsessively work over the way you like to." Occasionally I listen to myself, but then there are other years when I write ridiculously long Saved By the Bell stories, or this year, when I wrote one long story:

Con Affetto (8256 words) by fearlessfan
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pitch Perfect (2012)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Beca/Chloe
Characters: Beca (Pitch Perfect), Chloe (Pitch Perfect), Fat Amy

Beca and Chloe are friends, that won't change. They'll just be friends who do other stuff, too.

(which I'd planned to clock in at around 4K words and ended up north of 8K. But shorter than my first draft of almost 10K. So a semi-win?) and then another story in addition:

New Year's Eve (1825 words) by fearlessfan
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Mindy Project
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Danny Castellano/Mindy Lahiri
Characters: Danny Castellano, Mindy Lahiri

Danny and Mindy make a bet over who will deliver the first baby of 2013.

I always stress over Yuletide, but in the end it's always worth it, especially the last couple of years when my Yuletide stories have turned out to be the only stories I've posted for the year. I'm hoping that 2013 will be better on that front. I have a couple of stories I want to finish, or at least think I might maybe be able to wrestle into something resembling a satisfying smaller version of what I'd imagined it being, so who knows! Maybe 2013 will be the year I get back in gear.
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
Oh my goodness, you guys, I got such a great Yuletide story this year, I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU HOW GREAT IT IS, you just have to read it! The source is Code Name Verity, one of my favorite books of 2012 and one I loved so much that I almost hesitated to make a request based on the book because I loved the characters so much. I AM SO GLAD I DIDN'T HESITATE! Because this story is amazing. Heartfelt and moving and so true to the characters and Maddie and Julie's friendship most of all, which was the thing I loved best in the book - just an incredible story, and I'm so grateful it was written for me!

Go check it out! It's fantastic!

Still in the Realm of the Sun (1092 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Maddie Brodatt/Jamie Beaufort-Stuart
Characters: Jamie Beaufort-Stuart, Maddie Brodatt, Julie Beaufort-Stuart

Life goes on after the war. Because it does, and so you do.


Dec. 24th, 2012 05:14 pm
fearlessfan: (waitress)
I'm going to be tied up for most of Christmas with family stuff, so I won't be able to read my story till late at night - just don't want my author to be anxious! I know I will love it!

I ended up writing two stories for Yuletide this year, which I've never done before. Am not super confident about either, but is one ever confident about Yuletide?

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!


Oct. 30th, 2012 10:43 pm
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
This year I said I wasn't going to do Yuletide unless I won my grudge match with that dumb story I've been trying to finish for like two years, and then I didn't finish the story but I signed up for Yuletide anyway because I have no integrity. Probably for the best; that grudge-match story really isn't worth the trouble (BUT I STILL WANT TO FINISH IT, only I don't know why anymore.)


Yuletide Letter )
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
Newfangled technology always seemed pretty intuitive to me, but now I feel like my mother trying to use her cell phone - I just created a tumblr and I'm trying to figure out how to customize it and find people and create something approximating a reading list and put content up there, and FAILING. It's like when delicious disappeared and people went to pinboard, and so I went to pinboard, and I CAN'T FIGURE THAT OUT EITHER. I AM GETTING OLD. WAY FASTER THAN I EXPECTED TO.

But once I figure out how to add people to my tumblr, I would love to add all of you! Do you have a tumblr? If so, link me up! I am fearless-fan.tumblr.com; the hyphen is there because some Bieberfan stole fearlessfan without the hyphen - I am saying Bieberfan in a descriptive rather than a pejorative way, as I have been known to jam to the occasional Bieber song, especially Somebody to Love, which awesomely/awkwardly features Usher, and DUDE, THE USHER/BIEBER THING FASCINATES ME SO MUCH, it's like A Star Is Born but with male teen pop stars, right?

Speaking of my status as an aged, decrepit fannish soul, has everyone seen this retrospective of fandom in the 1990s? Reading that over was such a blast from the past. Mailing lists! Archives! Etc!

It reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend the other day; she found a card I'd sent her when I was in high school, and I'd included my confirmation name in my signature, because that's the kind of awesomely cool teenager I was. She said she couldn't even remember her confirmation name, and I realized that I could remember mine because it was my first fannish pseudonym, which I had to abandon because I accidentally signed an e-mail to a mailing list I was on back then with my ACTUAL first name instead of my confirmation name, and I utterly panicked and made up some story about my cousin using my e-mail account and for some reason wanting to send an e-mail to one of my fannish mailing lists? Totally ridiculous, and I had to own up to it actually being me, and it was super embarrassing.

It got me thinking about other fannish faux pas I had in my early days. Like:

*Sending a gen story I wrote about two male characters to a mailing list with a / between their names because I thought the "/" just meant that the story was equally focused on the two characters, and then was puzzled when I got feedback about all the sexual tension in the story;

*Sending a story to the huge X-Men: The Movie mailing list and realizing that I spelled Rogue's name Rouge in the subject line and wanting to DIE; and

*The reams of terrible stories I wrote.

Good times!
fearlessfan: (Mittens)
Title: Belong to You
Fandom: Bolt
Rating: PG
Summary: When Penny and Bolt are asked to participate in a reunion special back in Hollywood, Mittens worries about her place in their lives.
Spoilers: For the whole movie.
Length: 4,900 words
Notes: Written for the Yuletide 2011 Challenge. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lavender_basil for the awesome beta!

Rhino finds out first, of course. )
fearlessfan: (Mittens)
I've done Yuletide a few years now and I have two rules for myself: I only offer sources I straight-up love and I never offer fandoms I've written in before. This year I was assigned Bolt, super charming movie about a dog on a cross-country journey who thinks he's a superhero and along the way makes some friends, learns to be a real dog and has ADVENTURES - you can just watch this montage from the movie to get an idea of what it's like.

My recipient requested a story about the kitty sidekick in the movie, Mittens, who happened to be my favorite character in the movie. It was a lot of fun to write the story, even if it did lead me to do odd things like lie flat on the floor and stare at my two cats, asking, "What are you guys THINKING?" In mysterious (and quite typical) cat-like fashion, they were not very forthcoming.

Here is the story I finally came up with, no thanks to aforementioned housecats:

Belong to You (4901 words) by faviconfearlessfan
Fandom: Bolt (2008)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Mittens (Bolt), Bolt (Bolt), Rhino (Bolt), Penny (Bolt), Penny's Mom (Bolt)

When Penny and Bolt are asked to participate in a reunion special back in Hollywood, Mittens worries about her place in their lives.

Another fun part of Yuletide this year was the fact that my good friend [livejournal.com profile] lavender_basil chose to participate in Yuletide for the first time! I was thrilled to beta her lovely Valentine's Day story, which was a sweet and satisfying expansion of the Sean and Holden love story we see in the movie. You should totally check it out! You can read it here:

You May Be the World (1636 words) by faviconLavenderBasil
Fandom: Valentine's Day (2010)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sean Jackson/Holden Wilson
Characters: Sean Jackson, Holden Wilson

It starts at dinner and falls apart over Jell-O.

Happy New Year, all! the last quarter of 2011 was full of a variety of unfun craziness for me and many people close to me, and so I'm ready to turn the page. I hope 2012 is full of wonderful things for all of you.
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
Flisters! I have received such an awesome Yuletide story! I had a bunch of family stuff to do earlier today so I only got to read the story late tonight, and it was so great:

got a love that comes in colors (3837 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Cougar Town
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Travis Cobb/Laurie Keller
Characters: Travis Cobb, Laurie Keller

He’s twenty-two the first time he thinks she might take him seriously.

I requested Cougar Town, Travis/Laurie, because I find their relationship to be really interesting and sweet, and I'm dying to see where the show goes with it. This fic shows a wonderful possible future that I just adored - it's sweet and true to the characters, and the dialogue is spot-on. I just really, really loved it! Thank you, Mysterious Yuletide Author! You are awesome!
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
A quick note to my Yuletide author - I'm going to be away from the computer for most of Christmas day, so I probably won't be able to read my story until Christmas night at the earliest. Just didn't want you to think I wasn't commenting for any other reason! :) I know I will love the story, because I am jonesing to read fic in each of the fandoms I requested. Yay, Yuletide!

On another Yay! note, the lovely [livejournal.com profile] fishpatrol and [livejournal.com profile] cantarina1 chose to record a podfic version of my Community story, Fundamentals of Chemistry! I can't tell you how thrilled this made me, and I want to thank them again for all the hard work they put into it! Thanks so much, you guys!

The only other news from here is that I'm stressing over the title and summary I put up with my Yuletide story. Where is the Perfect Title Generator? And the Awesome Summary Maker-Upper? I NEED BOTH OF THESE THINGS!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
This is about the time I panic about Yuletide, regret signing up, castigate my past self, etc - it's happening right on schedule. This time I'm not as far along with my story as I usually am at this point, due in part to poor planning and also in part to some family stuff that couldn't be helped. The fact that I'm not closer to done at this point is causing some panicky flareups, but I think I'll be okay. The story will get done, right? Right???

I have a good chunk of words right now, but the problem is that I hate most of them, and am afraid I'm writing a story my recipient will not like, and am worried that I'm missing the super-obvious awesome story concept/beat/turn that would make it fantastic. I must remind myself that this feeling is also part of my Yuletide process and that in the end it's all worth it because Yuletide is awesome! It forces me to finish at least one story a year! Which is necessary, since the other story I've been poking at is an Ocean's 11 story that's been in progress for like four years and is certainly not worth all the time and effort, but at this point it's turned into some kind of weird power struggle between me and the dumb story. You will not defeat me, pointless Ocean's 11 story! Someday I will finish you!

ANYWAY. So, the Anonymous Holiday Love Meme has come around again and I have signed up again, because I can't resist those things, and because I think they are pretty fun. If you have a thread, let me know!

My thread is here.

Back to Yuletide!
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
I signed up for Yuletide under less-than-ideal circumstances - in the middle of my mother's unexpected four-day hospital stay, during which I spent most of parked by her bedside, because my feelings for my mom are pretty well captured by Bedelia on Saturday Night Live. After a day in the hospital it became clear that my mother was getting better - she was in because of a crazy tooth infection gone wild that finally responded to IV antibiotics - but she'd have to stay there for several days, likely all the way through Yuletide signups. I brought my laptop in to watch movies on, and discovered that lo! The hospital had a wireless connection! And so I found myself on the Ao3 on one of those sleepless nights, eating my third Chipwich of the day (gained 4 pounds in 4 days because of that wretched ice cream vending machine), blearily tapping away at my requests and offers, which meant yay! I got to sign up for Yuletide!

...but I'm afraid my signup might have been a little jumbled as a result of stress/lack of sleep/too many Chipwiches. I did put up a Yuletide letter, but put nothing specific in there about my requests, which were less thought-out than I planned for them to be and probably could have used more clarification. And editing.

This is a long way of saying that if you have come to visit my LJ, Awesome Yuletide Writer, after reading my vague Yuletide letter in the hopes of getting more information, I've amended my original Yuletide letter here with a little more information. And everyone else, apologies for the second Yuletide post!

Speaking of Yuletide, I got my assignment and I'm kind of excited! I'm hoping to revisit the source over the weekend, but already I've got ideas floating around in my head. I feel like this is a dangerous point in Yuletidery; I always worry about growing super attached to a story idea that turns out to be impossible because I've mis-remembered aspects of the source material. Man, I remember back in The Day how I used to be BAFFLED by my parents and other adults not being able to remember every last detail of a movie they saw, and then earlier tonight I found myself clicking around on Amazon deals and saw that the bluRay of the 1993 movie Indian Summer is on sale for $4.99 on Amazon and I was super-tempted to buy it because I remember my thirteen-year-old self LOVING IT and watching it a RIDICULOUS NUMBER OF TIMES and right now I can't remember one thing that happens in the movie. At all. I know they're at a summer camp? And it's like a 20-year-reunion or something? And there's a lake? And that's all I got. I feel like maybe one character is in a bad relationship and reconnects with an old camp buddy and finds true love? Maybe? Or maybe that's just what I really WANT to have happened in the movie, which I very may purchase even though I have no real memory of it?

It's ridiculous how grumpy I was when I discovered the movie wasn't available on Netflix Watch Instantly. I know, Louis CK is right, I'm being ridiculous, but. Doesn't that seem like the kind of movie that should be on Netflix Watch Instantly?

Enough late-night rambling from me - and Happy Thanksgiving, to all who will be celebrating this week!
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
Is everyone aware that Nickelodeon is now showing Friends, like, all the time? Or has this been going on for ages and I'm the only one completely unaware of this amazingness? I haven't watched it in years, probably, and all of a sudden I'm All About Friends and probably more appreciative of it than I was at the time, because it still holds up and is super super funny. Like, did you see the one where Ross and Rachel got married in Vegas? Still hilarious!

And now I seriously am going to attempt to do more of this 30 Days of Fanfic meme! Several days included below because as stated before, if I did one question a day, this wouldn't be finished until late 2016.

30 days of fanfic

Day 1 – How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?

2 – Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.

I'm not prolific at all, but I do tend to hop around fandoms, so this list got pretty long. I decided to format it this way: Fandom - # of stories completed - Any kind of wip looked at in the last year or so.

Remember Wenn - 2 stories (I think?)
Buffy - 1 story
Roswell - 6 stories? I think? Maybe 7? A couple of them I never pulled over to my website when I built it because I wasn't thrilled with them.
X-Men - 2 stories
Popslash - 1 story
Ocean's 11 - 1 story - 1 stubborn WIP I am determined to finish because I'm almost positive I know how it's supposed to end
Bourne movies - 1 story
Keen Eddie - 1 story
Psych - 1 story, 1 crossover
Friday Night Lights - 1 story
Ugly Betty - 1 story
The Office - 1 story, 1 crossover
30 Rock - 1 story
How I Met Your Mother - 1 story
Waitress - 1 story
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - 1 story
The Apartment - 1 story
Bringing Up Baby - 1 story
Parks and Recreation - 1 story
Community - 1 story
Saved by the Bell - 1 story
Gilmore Girls - 1 story
Alias - 1 story
American Dreams - 1 story

3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?

I feel like this question is geared more towards people who wrote multiple stories in a fandom, which is not really me since Roswell, and it's been so long since Roswell that I don't think I could answer! If I had to pick from all of the stories listed above, I'd say the characters that were most fun to write were probably Gus from Psych, Tyra from Friday Night Lights, Rusty Ryan from Ocean's 11, and Robin from How I Met Your Mother.

4 – Do you have a "muse" character, that speaks to you more than others, or that tries to push their way in, even when the story isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse?

I don't think so. The whole hopping from fandom-to-fandom thing makes it harder for me to really answer this, because characters can't really push themselves into other universes. As a general rule I don't really think of muses in relation to my writing.

5 –If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a story, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?

Usually it happens because there's something missing in the story, or something I need to address about the characters or the underlying concept of the story. Even though both the Ocean's 11 story I have done and the one I've had half-written for ages are Rusty/Linus stories, Danny always make some kind of an appearance in the story because he's such a big presence that I feel he has to be addressed in some way. But it's not really about how I feel about Danny Ocean as a character, but his relationships with the two characters I'm building the story around. Generally I write the character in and then see if he/she belongs there once the story is done.

6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?

I don't really have a conscious preference, and I think my stories are pretty evenly split.

the rest of the meme )
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
The thing about rarely posting in one's LJ is that I always feel like I should have A Pronouncement or something when I start an LJ entry, or at least A New Story, but I have nothing like that! I do have a fic rec, however - this story filled me with PURE DELIGHT when I discovered it last month and I think it's necessary that everyone read it because it's Just That Good.

Ending on the Rhyme - So Snake Juice gets recalled a week or so after its big launch. Something about illegal additives and ruptured stomach linings and other big words he doesn't bother remembering because he is too busy sneaking two cases out back into the trunk of his Acura Legend. (Parks & Rec, Donna/Jean-Ralphio)

The Jean-Ralphio voice is PERFECTION and a well-done Donna/Jean-Ralphio is one of those things I never knew I always wanted, to quote Fools Rush In (which is, for the record, a movie I haven't seen in years but remember thoroughly enjoying and now want to look up to see if it's on Netflix Watch Instantly or something). Anyway: You should totally read the story!

The other news from here is that I had a fic-related mini-crisis early last month, when my father sent me an e-mail with the subject line 'hilarious story' and the following in the body of the e-mail:

who the heck wrote the outstanding story attached?



I got the e-mail at work on my bargain-basement-smartphone (because my current job doesn't permit me to access the internet/personal e-mail/anything fun on the work computer) and it took approx. 86 hours for the attachment to appear on the e-mail, which I needed to see to tell which story he'd found. In that gap between me getting the e-mail and seeing the attachment, I went through cycles of panic, embarrassment, and close-reading (Does he know I wrote it? Is he being sarcastic with the 'outstanding'? WHY would he be sarcastic? HOW DID HE FIND THIS?) until finally I saw that it was the Psych story I wrote for Yuletide years ago, which to be honest was probably one of the better options for my dad to stumble across. When I finally spoke to him about it and told him I wrote it, at first he thought I was BRILLIANT for coming up with the whole fake-psychic-detective angle, which meant I had to explain Psych as a TV show, and then the whole concept of fanfic. It kind of blew his mind but - to his credit - in the end he was pretty cool about it.

The answer to the mystery of how he came across it is that I must have been working on it while filling in at his office years ago, which gives you an idea of the kind of dedication I bring to the desk as an employee, and apparently he came across it while going through some old files. Crazy! Also: Am hoping I didn't save any old files of Helen's guerillas or something, because that would be harder to explain, I think.

The other news from here is that I no longer have a website for my fic - for many, many years I was kindly hosted by the super-awesome [livejournal.com profile] kaelie, but over the last few years as I became more comfortable with LJ and now Ao3 I haven't been great about updating it, and so when she said she was considering letting the domain lapse, I realized I didn't feel the need to create another one. Most of my stuff is somewhere in this LJ or here, though there are a few things I still need to move over. What's there is kind of an odd mix, chosen primarily by my mood at the time I was uploading stuff, but eventually I hope to get everything over there.

As I've mentioned before, I heartily enjoy self-indulgent memes, especially self-indulgent fic memes, and so of course I can't resist the 30 days of fanfic meme. I actually really love reading people's responses to the meme and want everyone to do it! Though I find it comical that I'm doing a meme that's supposed to take 30 days when I average approx. six journal entries a year. Which means this meme will conclude in late 2016.

Anyway, the meme!

30 days of fanfic

Day 1 – How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?

This got longer than I meant it to, which is how I describe almost everything I write nowadays. )
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
I've been home from work the last couple of days (yesterday a scheduled day off, today I was feeling sick), so I took some time and moved some of my older fic over to the Ao3, partially in response to that April Showers promotion I know they're doing, where they're encouraging people to post fic in old fandoms. I forced myself not to edit the stories as I moved them over, because I know that's a timesuck I'd never find my way out of, and MAN. At some points that was REALLY TOUGH!

The decision about which moved over and which I just decided to let go was rather arbitrary. A lot of the time it came down to things like, "I met one of my best fannish buddies because of this story!" or "A few people bookmarked it on delicious, so I guess it's worth keeping around?" Basically I have no artistic integrity, is what I'm saying.

Well, what I'm really saying is that I'm at faviconfearlessfan and fandoms in the immediate queue, if one defines "immediate queue" as "list of fics I've poked at in the last six months, but have no clue if I'll actually finish," are Ocean's 11 and Supernatural!

list of older stuff now at the Ao3 )
fearlessfan: (Apartment - Shut Up and Deal)
One of my New Year's Resolutions was to be better about writing in general and updating my LJ in particular, and I'm doing as well with those as I'm doing with my other resolutions, like being on time for work (fifteen minutes late on Friday) and keeping my apartment tidy (it's a sty).

It's never too late to get started though, right? Let's hope so! I don't want to live in squalor forever, nor do I wish to repeat the epic fall I took when I tried to shave a few seconds off of my lateness by prioritizing speed over caution when attempting to cross the icy parking lot at my office last week.

So! The Fic Year in Review Meme! Although for me it's a Fic Years in Review Meme because I forgot to do it last year. Always on the ball here.

Stories I wrote (and posted):

Pennsylvania: Gus and Shawn are called in to Scranton, PA to solve a mystery. (Psych/The Office crossover, Gus/Shawn)

Fundamentals of Chemistry: Annie tries to get over her crush on Troy, and Troy chooses that moment to finally notice her. (Community, Troy/Annie - written for the Yuletide 2009 challenge)

Flying Solo: Ann figures out why things never worked out with Mark. (Parks and Recreation, Ann/Leslie)

Going Up: Fran gets her life together. Post-movie. (The Apartment, Fran Kubelik/C.C. "Bud" Baxter - written for the Yuletide 2010 challenge)

rambling about fic )
fearlessfan: (Apartment - Shut Up and Deal)
Title: Going Up
Fandom/Pairing: The Apartment, Fran Kubelik/C.C. "Bud" Baxter
Rating: PG
Summary: Fran gets her life together. Post-movie.
Spoilers: For the whole movie.
Length: 4,200 words
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] lavender_basil for the awesome beta!

Even distracted, Mr. Baxter plays a better gin game than Fran. )
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
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!
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
I just got home from two days of family Christmas celebrations and so I haven't had a chance to really explore the Yuletide archive, but I DID have the chance to read my story, and IT IS AWESOME! I LOVED IT! CAPSLOCKY LOVED IT!

I got a Yuletide story for a prompt I've submitted for at least two, maybe three Yuletides, and had kind of given up on the idea of it ever being filled. AND THEN THIS YEAR IT WAS! AND IT WAS FILLED SO EXCELLENTLY! The fandom is Grosse Pointe, the awesome WB sitcom from the late '90s that was a behind-the-scenes show about a 90210-esque WB soap opera. I requested a Dave-the-Stand-In/Marcy story, because I wanted the resolution to their low-key romance that the show never gave us because it was canceled after a cliffhanger, and THIS FIC SO DELIVERED! 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.

I loved it so much! Thank you so much, Mysterious Yuletide Author! You are awesome!

Okay, off to explore the Yuletide archive!
fearlessfan: (liz lemon)
I can't believe the archive will be going live in twenty-four hours! And the TRAGIC thing is that I probably won't be able to look at it for ANOTHER twenty-four hours, due to Christmas stuff! I wanted to put a note up here in case my Yuletide writer stops by to let them know that there's a good chance that the earliest I'll be able to read my Yuletide story is Saturday night, and it might be late Saturday night (I'm on the east coast of the US, as an FYI). Just didn't want any stress over me not responding right away! I already know that I will love it!

In other news, my holiday experiment of leaving my gifts and my wrapping supplies next to each other in the office undisturbed for weeks did not, in the end, produce the desired result of the gifts wrapping themselves. It did produce the predictable result of me loathing my past self for spending my free time in December lying on the couch watching terrible Hallmark Channel Christmas movies instead.

In yet OTHER news, I continue to obsess over my Yuletide story. I'm in the zone where I'm doubting every choice I made when writing the story. I feel like this happens every year, and every year I'm all, but NO. THIS TIME I MEAN IT. And this time I DO mean it.
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