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Does anyone know/care to speculate on the likelihood of Goldenlake holding a holiday fic exchange this year? Because if there is going to be one, we ought to list it in the Yuletide "Has Its Own Holiday Exchange" list.

peroxidepirate: (Audrey Hepburn)
What I was going to say on Friday:



I picked the wrong time to go poke the Mastiff board at Goldenlake. Now I'm two-thirds of the way through the book, spoiled, distressed, and too tired to finish reading tonight.

Also my knee hurts.

Now that it's Monday, I've been finished with Mastiff for two days and I'm still reeling. I loved it, even though it broke both my brain and my heart into itty bitty pieces. I dreamed about it Saturday night -- I think I was Beka in the dream? I'm not sure. Anyway, I'll put up a longer post on that if/when I can get my thoughts in some kind of order. For now, have a warning: likely spoilers in comments.

My knee still hurts, casualty of a 6.7 mile run/walk on Friday. But it was so worth it, just because there was a stretch of a couple of miles in the middle where it felt like we could run forever. I haven't had that feeling since... early October, maybe? It was grand.

I'm getting in the habit of stretching again, which is why it was possible to go so far at all. During the summer I was cross-training by biking 1-2 days a week, and I stopped stretching before runs because it didn't seem to make any difference. It does now. I'm going through some basic leg stretches before and after running, as well as in the morning on days I don't run and before bed every day, and the leg pain that plagued me through most of November is gone.

Other things that are gone/done, or nearly so:
  • NaNoWriMo (I finished November 29).
  • The suspense over what happens in Mastiff.
  • Ficmas fics (the one I wrote, and the awesome one written for me).
  • The owners of my company (out of the country from the past weekend until late March of 2012! Which will make all of our lives so much easier!)
  • College football season and the ridiculous weekends it brings me (last game was November 26).
  • My epic rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation (I have just six episodes to go and the next two days off work).
  • The little monsters I'm knitting for the out-of-state nephews (should have them done by Wednesday, too).

Meaning... I don't quite know what I'm going to do with myself. I have other holiday giftie stuff to knit, and I just acquired a book that gives awesome detailed instructions on knitting sweaters to fit boobs and other curves, so I am not going to be bored. But I have to/get to make some decisions!

Speaking of: I need to settle on a new show, too. Candidates include:
  • the original Star Trek
  • Deep Space Nine
  • Supernatural
  • Jeremiah
  • Dollhouse
  • the rest of Missing

Comments from the peanut gallery?

Er, sometime I need to get serious about reading source material for Yuletide, too. Maybe Wednesday? And sometime I need to put together an episode guide for Guinan episodes for [ profile] where_no_woman.

Or, you know, I could reread Mastiff and then write heaps of fic for it instead of doing anything else, ever. That would be cool, too.
peroxidepirate: (other side of town)
As I just said in a comment on [ profile] q_sama's journal, MY BRAIN IS ALL MASTIFF ALL THE TIME! I expect to finish it by Saturday and then I can return to Pierce fandom with all my flailing and commentary. :D

Well, also part of my brain is mega-ridiculous-work-stress with a side of, "dammit, why did I schedule myself to go in for one day in the middle of my time off?" And part of it is worryworryworry because Miriam has a bad cold that is likely to become bronchitis or worse. And part of it is headache/nausea because I really should have eaten actual meals today instead of just soup, apples, chocolate and wine.

So you see why I prefer to binge-read Mastiff and hide from all the rest.

I love Beka Cooper so freaking much, and I love Achoo, and now I see why so many people requested Farmer fic for Ficmas, and apparently I'm not waiting until I finish the book to begin flailing. Mastiff!

*clears throat*
peroxidepirate: (one of the guys)
I've been pondering different things about Will of the Empress, since it just came up on Goldenlake's book club, and I just finished listening to it as an audio book. I wasn't active in Pierce fandom when it was published (I'd pretty much dropped offline after getting a condo and my first dog), but I do remember making my way back to the Dancing Dove to see what other people thought of the book after I'd read it.

spoilers, on the off chance anyone hasn't read it and is planning to. )

Icon Spam!

Feb. 22nd, 2011 11:55 am
peroxidepirate: (rainbow umbrella)
Icons are up for grabs to anyone who likes them, always. Credit and/or comments are shiny (though mostly I can't remember where I got the photos).

First, eight rainbow icons. Happy birthday, [ profile] cranky__crocus !




Second, some questionably-Photoshopped Pierce fandom icons I promised people on Glake like two weeks ago. Better late than never, yes? (I apologize for two things: my limited success at splicing multiple photos together, and my inability to see anybody but Leelee Sobieski as Kel.)

Fal/Zahir, Kel/Jon, Kel/Roald, Kel/Lalasa, Sabine/Raoul )
peroxidepirate: (writing)
Guys, I wrote a fic! *flails* It's 300 words -- barely worth putting under a cut -- but still. *flails moar* Will crosspost tomorrow, after I'm sure I'm done tweaking. For now, here, have a ficlet. (Also, does Shinko have the gift? I don't think she does..)

Title: Wedding Night
Fandom: Tortall (Tamora Pierce)
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Roald & Shinkokami
Summary: It doesn't go the way she expected.

the story )

Lady Knight

Feb. 2nd, 2011 09:15 pm
peroxidepirate: (kel*happy)

I'm listening to the Lady Knight audiobook for the first time. Yup, I still want to be Keladry of Mindelan when I grow up. )


Dec. 3rd, 2010 05:17 pm
peroxidepirate: (writing)
First, [ profile] kitty_ryan  wrote me a fantastic Doctor Who fic, related to "The Girl in the Fireplace," La Belle en Vous Aimant. Reinette watches as Rose forgets to turn left. I've flailed like crazy about it on her LJ, and in a comment on the story itself, but I haven't yet recced it here. So. It's lovely; go read it.

Second, I've archived something like 15 recent stories at both Archive of Our Own and The King's Own (except for the one that wasn't Tamora Pierce fic; that one's only at A03), including various birthday fics for various people, and all my Peculiar Pairings entries. I also have one story and a couple of drabbles that have ribbons at TKO, because they placed in Piercefic and the Goldenlake Drabble Tournament!
peroxidepirate: (worried)
Whew! My very last PPF fic is up! Here, I'll just paste in the headers from Glake.

Title: Place of Safety
Rating: PG-13
Length: about 2500 words
Fandom: Emelan
Summary: Daja and Sandry talk things over and reach a conclusion.
Peculiar Pairing: Daja/Sandry; also Briar/Evvy, mention of Sandry/Rosethorn, and a bit of Daja/Lark if you squint.
Note: As threatened promised, this is fanfic of a fanfic, written as an early birthday present for Kit -- the brilliant idea is hers, really, but any sketchy characterization or awkward prose is mine.

[ profile] kitty_ryan , I hope your month is off to a fantastic start! In case I'm in a NaNo vortex later, and also because of PPF, and also because I need to stop tweaking this already, I'm posting it early. ♥

(Side note: I'm at just over 6000 NaNo words! Squee!)
peroxidepirate: (kel/easy way)
As I was reading PPF fic this morning, I realized that it seemed like there was a whole lot of guy!slash. And that's cool, because some of it's lovely, and people are really excited about it. And Pierce writes fantastic characters of both sexes, so it's nice to see a lot of the guys getting their due in fic.

But personally, I'm a crazy Pierce fangirl because of the kick-ass ladies -- who don't, typically, play the starring roles in guy!slash.

Then I wondered if maybe I was just noticing the slash so much because a lot of times, Pierce fandom doesn't have very much of it.

So I countedThere are 18 M/F, 19 M, and 5 F, as of now. More info. under the cut. )

This brings me to my main point, which is: PPF needs some more female-centric fics! Het or femslash or female/other; sweet or angsty or just crack-tastic, we need more ladies being awesome. Entries only have to be 500 words, so I figure I can kick out three or four, anyway (plus the two I've already talked about, which are almost done). But I need back-up! Who's with me?


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