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Updated whenever I remember to! Format shamelessly adapted from sotto_voice. Last updated 6/14/11.

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Yuletide reveal!
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As usual, I meant to write treats and didn't manage to write anything but my assigned story, but I ended up very pleased with that one!

Merrily In Springtime, Robin Hood (Traditional)

My recipient's prompt was for the Sheriff and Robin being friends and/or lovers somehow despite everything, and for a happy or at least somewhat hopeful ending rather than angstfic. Figuring out how to work that out while keeping the Sheriff plausibly within his canonical antagonistic role was a super interesting puzzle, especially given that the traditional ballads allow for a certain amount of flexibility of characterization and continuity, and I had a lot of fun with it. I also had a ton of fun reading lots of old ballads -- thanks, Project Gutenberg! -- and cracking up over them.

My recipient also suggested "Robin Hood and the Butcher" as a potential base for the fic, and I did indeed end up going with that, mixed in with "Robin Hood and the Potter" because I love the Sheriff's wife in that ballad to bits. I just want to hang out with her! (I also ended up with all kinds of thoughts about the Sheriff's wife, Marian, etc that didn't end up in the fic, but I had a great time thinking about them.) The tack I took was to make the Sheriff someone very committed to working within the system and with a lot of investment in the underlying class/monarchy system, but who was still devoted to his people and to ideals of justice, so it was interesting to try to walk that characterization line.

[tumblr.com profile] bookofstars not only was a huge help in brainstorming (thanks again, Izzy!) but also gave me the best description of what I was trying to achieve with this fic: "This fic tackles the question of how affection might survive in the face of enormous political disagreement. What do you when you can’t set aside your moral differences, but you don’t want to set aside your feelings?" Thanks also go to [personal profile] skygiants and [personal profile] saramily for brainstorming, encouragement, and super-speedy betaing.

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Christmas and Yuletide!
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Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it, and happy first night of Hanukkah to all who celebrate that, and uh a happy end of December to everybody else!

My family celebrates Christmas, and Christmas Eve is our primary celebration, so I have gotten and given presents and been to church my usual one time in the year and eaten lots of food and cake and generally had a lovely day. The last few days have contained horseback riding, scenic snow, lots of tea, and some frantic Yuletide edits because this ended up being a very last-minute year on many fronts, but I was pleased with the result. I'm at my parents' brand new house, too, which they moved into about a week ago (and which they had built), and it's gorgeous. So much light, so much wood, so many shades of blue and green, and did I mention the amount of wood? Also, so many things still in boxes or shoved temporarily into a cupboard because SURE WHY NOT HERE, as is traditional after a move, so everything is a bit let's say charmingly informal around these parts.

And! Yuletide! I got Writ upon the Heavens, an adorable Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha fic about Nanoha growing up and leaving home for real for the first time. It's super sweet, and I think it should be pretty accessible to people who don't know canon! Thank you, mystery writer!

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O, my country.

Everything and everyone seems numb and leaden today. I don't have words. I'm so afraid; I'm so angry; I'm so afraid.

We'll move forward. We'll do what we can, as people do and have in every dark time of the world. We'll band together and we'll keep on fighting for love and justice and compassion and everything that really matters. But right now, it's all surreal and awful.

Rest of the world: I'm sorry. God, I am.

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Yuletide letter
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Hello, dear Yuletide writer! Thank you so much for writing for me. Whatever you write, it'll be in one of these fandoms, and so I'm sure I'm going to love it.

If you're the sort of person who prefers to have minimal details from the recipient, you hereby have my permission to close this letter and wander away to do your own thing. I have preferences but no triggers or serious I-cannot-read-this dealbreakers. But if you, like me, tend to prefer as much information as possible, here you go. :) I also try to sum up what a canon is and how easy it is to consume in a hurry, if you don't like the prompts in the canon we matched on.

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Okay, on to the actual prompts!

Lord Peter Wimsey, Outlaws of Sherwood, Tale of the Princess Kaguya, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Books of the RaksuraCollapse )

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Confidential to New York City-area folks: I'm in your town for a whirlwind trip where most of my time is spoken for, which is why I haven't tried to make hanging out arrangements, but let me tell you that if you can see the Public Works' Shakespeare in the Park one-weekend-only musical version of Twelfth Night, THAT IS A THING THAT YOU SHOULD DO. I recommend it so, so highly. It's a glorious explosion of joy and community and color and music, and they take the opportunity of the musical adaptation to play around with the fourth wall and to remove a lot of the more uncomfortable parts of the original. We spent the whole play beaming all over our faces.

I believe [personal profile] skygiants is in the midst of composing a more detailed recommendation of the same. Edit: Yup!

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Rolling Remix!
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In more upbeat and also more interesting news than the last entry: the MCU Rolling Remix is live!

This is a really cool first-time exchange run by [personal profile] muccamukk, in which one starting story was remixed by three separate people, each of whom had their story remixed by someone else, etc, in three different remix chains forming a giant game of MCU-fic telephone. [personal profile] muccamukk's got a post for guessing authors and remix order, if you feel so inclined. (Reveals of both will come on August 5th.) I've got a story in there, and I'll be interested to see if anyone guesses which it is! I feel like there are some telltales, but then I've got spoilers on the subject.

(I owe a life update post and have promised [personal profile] skygiants some bookblogging and so forth, but I'm heading off tomorrow to vacation with my mom and aunt in the ancestral and extended family stomping grounds of upstate New York, which will be beautiful and fun and largely lacking in wifi or phone signal. So further posting will probably wait until after that!)

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Hello everybody! Uh, if you got an email from my Yahoo email account with a subject line like "Urgent" or "Urgent: FYI" or something, please ignore it! My account got hacked. I caught it pretty fast, and I've changed my password, but they seem to have sent a blast out to a huge swath of my contacts list first. Sorry about that!

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British friends, and friends living in Britain, and European friends in general -- oh god, I'm so sorry.

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My Arisia Schedule
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Who else is going to Arisia? I'll keep an eye out for you, or we can even dare the con busyness gods by planning to get together for a meal or something! (On the one hand, I'll be running around a lot like everyone else, but on the other hand I'll be staying at the con hotel and thus relatively findable.)

Here's the schedule of stuff I'll definitely be at, on account of being a panelist or otherwise engaged to be responsibly present:

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Yuletide reveal post!
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This year, like most years, I had intentions of writing a bunch of treats, and in the end only wrote my assigned fic. But I thoroughly enjoyed writing that! And it was for someone in my DW circle, no less, which makes it more fun IMO because you have a somewhat better idea of their interests.

I wrote epistolary post-canon-as-it-stands fic for the Steerswoman series, by Rosemary Kirstein. It's readable if you don't know canon, but the emotional content might be lacking in that case, and it does contain a couple of significant spoilers.

Navigational Aids, G/all audiences, 2800ish words. Summary: In the weeks after The Language of Power, Rowan and Willam keep in touch.

(This Yuletide was also notable for my recipient having to point out -- delicately and with admirable tact! -- that I had consistently misspelled Willam's name as William. This is also how I found out that his name wasn't actually William, because apparently I had misread his name the entire time I read canon, and during all of my canon review. This isn't the kind of trick my brain usually plays! I'm still cracking up at myself. NOW I KNOW.)

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I've had a thoroughly lovely Christmas Eve, which is when my family does the bulk of the celebrating including the present-giving. I hope you've all had likewise excellent days, whether or not it's any kind of holiday for you!

Because of the day spent in festivity (and last-minute present-wrapping and such), I'm only now starting in on the Yuletide archive. All I've read so far is my own present, but you guys, it's lovely! I got Far Far Away, a fantastic Watership Down fic about Silverweed (the poet rabbit from the warren of snares) after our protagonists leave. I am delighted.

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Posts I have been meaning to make (an incomplete list)
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- The rest of that 18th century French 'sci-fi' novella that I posted about the first half or so of back in October.

- Reading my way, laboriously and at a glacial pace, through Jules Verne's 20000 Lieues sous les mers after that (short version: surprisingly modern, surprisingly witty, and hilariously full of 19th-century-hard-sci-fi lists of marine species and ocean depths). Also and relatedly, the experience of trying to read more in French in general.

- The steampunk pop/rock musical Snow Queen I saw recently, which was quite astonishingly terrible despite the best efforts of the tech crew and, oh, let's say 7.5 of the 9 actors involved. Like so many of my memorable theater experiences for good and ill, it's [personal profile] skygiants' fault that I saw this, and I may very well manage an actual write-up. It deserves it.

- General Yuletide whining-and-flopping of the sort that really doesn't need any more details, because it can just be summed up as "I love this prompt and I love writing this story but why hasn't it magically written itself already." (I love the prompt and the fandom and everything, though. This honestly is just me laughing at myself about writerly laziness.)

- My general desire to acquire more music, especially in a way that gives money to the artists in question, and thus to trade recs with friends.

- The marvelous and hilarious children's radio theater version of Robin Hood from the 1940s that my brother unearthed on YouTube. I grew up on this, listening over and over to a cassette tape that my mother had made from the record she grew upon. My whole family can quote it. It's strange to hear it without the places where the record skipped when Mom was taping it: "Oh I'm not afraid of,fraid of,fraid of,fraid of -- Robin Hood!" sang the Sheriff, in my childhood. It's overcompressed, not what you'd call feminist, jaunty, ridiculous. They get their thees and thous right, and pause the famous archery contest to sing about sportsmanship. I love it and want to shove it at everyone I know and then snicker as I watch their faces. I guess this bullet point became the post on that! (There's a more rambly post to be made about the Robin Hood story as formative to me in the way Arthuriana was to many of my friends, I suppose.)

I... may or may not get around to posting about any of these in more detail than this, but feel free to chat in comments if you like!

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It's not really warranted for me to whine about the flu I've got: yeah, I've spent a few days running a low fever and sleeping a billion hours a day, but I've got the sick days and can take them this week without causing major problems, and it could be way worse than a low fever and some general bleh. But I've been whining a little all the same. Anyway, I'm on the mend and the doctor has cleared me for the trip to Texas I was planning to take this weekend, so huzzah! (I wasn't really worried about my fitness for travel, but I was worried about being a flu-ridden plague-bearer blighting airports. The doctor told me to sleep a lot today and wash my hands a lot and I should be fine. Can do.)

On the bright side, aside from making the cats really happy that they've had three days of a human pillow all day long, it's been an excellent excuse for me to loll around reading or rereading fluff. Mary Stewart's This Rough Magic? WELL IF YOU INSIST. MCA Hogarth's id-candy-for-me Mindhealers duology? OH SURE. The most ambitious I've been is in continuing to read the 18th century science fiction novella I got from Project Gutenberg, and that's easier going than you might think because it's HILARIOUS. At least to me.

It's called, marvelously, Relation d'un voyage du Pole Arctique au Pole Antarctique par le centre du monde, or The Account of a Voyage from the Arctic Pole to the Antarctic Pole Through the Center of the World. It's from 1723. The author is anonymous. The spelling is mostly the same, with occasional archaicisms -- "temps" is consistently "tems," but "savoir" is sometimes that and sometimes "sçavoir" and I have no idea if that's a typo or a period thing or what. Words are randomly Capitalized all over the place. Most of the chapters are only a handful of sentences long, by which I mean that the chapters are only a few pages long but the sentences are massive comma-spliced run-ons going on FOREVER. So far our narrator (nameless) and all of his companions (ditto) have set sail from Amsterdam, been blown astray in a storm, ended up sucked into the giant whirlpool that ALL OLD SAILORS KNOW spins perpetually under the Arctic ice cap, fainted dead away, found themselves in a becalmed mid-planet sea containing warm breezes and cold water and a mountainous island composed entirely of ice floes stuck together, and met giant birds and giant white bears and a giant poisonous toad. Apparently the theme of the center of the world is Giant. It has occasional illustrations, but they all look like flowers stuck together into abstract shapes and I'm not entirely sure what they're meant to signify. The whole thing is only 44 pages long, which means probably about 60 sentences long, the way this guy goes. I'm enjoying myself enormously.

This is an entry without much point, but I'm trying to get back in the habit of posting, uh, ever, instead of just thinking about all the posts I've been meaning to make and not making. What've you guys been reading recently?

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Random meme time
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This meme has been making the rounds of my tumblr dash, and I figured if I was gonna reblog it I should cross-post. So: meme!

Comment with the title of one of my fics and a number, and I will tell you:

1. What was my inspiration for this fic? How did it come to me?
2. What’s my favorite part of the fic?
3. What’s the part of the fic I’m most proud of?
4. What part of the fic was the hardest for me to write?
5. What part of the fic am I still dissatisfied with?
6. Who’s my favorite character in the fic?
7. Were there any major decisions I made about the fic that could have made it go a whole different direction?
8. Was there anything I only learned about the fic after I had finished it? (themes, motifs, symbolism, etc)
9. Did anyone in the fic surprise me by doing anything? If so, what?
10. If I had to sum up this fic in a sentence, what would it be?
11. If I were to rewrite this fic, what would I change?
12. Did any thing about this fic’s reception surprise me?
13. What were my beta’s major comments about the first draft of this fic?
14. If I were to write a sequel to this fic, what would it be about?
15. Any other question about the fic!

All my fic is here on AO3. I suppose you're welcome to do original stuff too, why not?

I am of course in no way procrastinating other stuff; how could you think such a thing?

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Today was the REI members' garage sale. (At least in Boston. I assume this is a storewide thing, rather than something each store does when they feel like it, but it occurs to me I don't actually know.)

For those of you who don't know, this is a thing where REI dumps all the merchandise that's been returned or discontinued or whatever in bins in their basement for sale as-is. Some of it's perfectly good stuff that was returned for not being the right size or whatever, and some of it's busted to various degrees, but it's all deeply discounted. You have to be an REI member to get stuff there, but I signed up years ago and remember that every so often, so.

I went on a whim with a friend of mine, after having spent most of the day watching Highland dancing at an adorably teeny Highland Games in Rhode Island. (Last fall, I started beginner Highland dancing with several friends. It's a lot of fun! It's also constantly humbling, of course, as being a beginner at a very precise technique inevitably is, but I'm enjoying myself on the whole.) At any rate, by that point the sale had been going on for hours and was mostly picked over, but I did find two things.

One was a pair of gloves, theoretically the kind with conducive fingertips that work with smartphones, but we'll see if that's true, since the gloves were returned because the fingertips were wearing out. I don't care, because these gloves actually fit me. I have a very hard time finding gloves that fit my hands, so this fills me with great delight. But the other thing is... uh.

I may perhaps have impulse-purchased a pair of rollerblades.

In my defense, they were only $23. (And brand new! They had three pairs exactly the same, all in the same size, so I'm going to guess that they discontinued selling that model or something.) I tried them on, and got myself standing up without too much trouble, and was waffling out loud to [personal profile] sorcyress about whether I was going to buy them, given that I'd been kind of wanting rollerblades buuuut what if this was an optimistic mistake and I'd buy them but never use them so they'd just lie around reproachfully? "On the other hand," said a sales guy coming by, "if they are, it's only a $23 mistake."

"Yeah," I said. "I was thinking that."

Reader, I purchased them.

So! Possibly I will wobble learningly around the local bike path and quiet streets for a bit, and then take up rollerblading to work on nice days! Or possibly I have made a $23 mistake. But I'm highly entertained, either way.

("...Well," said my girlfriend, visibly trying not to crack up. "You're one step closer to living the Jupiter Ascending dream!" I didn't even think of that, but I will probably now be entertaining myself thinking of ANGSTY HALF-ALBINO SPACE MARINE WEREWOLVES rollerblading on greenscreen treadmills as I trundle through the bike paths of Boston.)

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I have committed Les Misérables fic again!

Well. That is. I have committed another installment of the AU in which they're all living on a moon colony and there are complicated politics about independence from Earth, and the stories are 50% worldbuilding and 50% me snickering at my own jokes. (For those who don't know canon, the whole series should be entirely readable, but also clearly with AUifying jokes you're not getting, so make your own call on that one.) This one is a present for [tumblr.com profile] needsmoreresearch, who asked for either more moon base fic or Enjolras and Feuilly fic, and is getting both combined.

Antarctica Is Always To The Point. G/all audiences, 2000ish words. Summary: Enjolras and Feuilly, on the moon as anywhere else, have certain preoccupations.

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Dipping my toe into the waters of actually using this journal again, as I keep intending to do, and how better than with a meme?

Comment with the title of one of my fics and a number (or more than one of either) and I'll witter egomanically about:

1) how I came up with the idea
2) something I deleted
3) my favorite bit
4) something I struggled to write
5) what the writing process was like
6) how I thought people would respond
7) how people actually responded
8) something I wish I’d done differently
9) something I think I did right

All my fanfic is at [archiveofourown.org profile] genarti.

Alternately, or in addition: tell me about a book you read recently, and I'll tell you about a book I read!

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As ever, I sidle onto my journal sheepishly while kicking all the blog posts I've mentally written and never typed up under a metaphorical rug. Hello world! I'm doing well.

I just want to gush about the fic I received for the Parallels exchange. Some marvelous soul wrote me Never Too Little, Never Too Much for Spirited Away, and YOU GUYS IT'S SO GREAT. It's 8200 words of Chihiro readjusting to being back in the real world, and it's slow and thoughtful and compassionate and full of delightful OCs, and it's just beautifully human. Go read it if you like Spirited Away.

Now, I'm off to go read more of the fics in this year's archive until our DM arrives for this afternoon's D&D hijinks.

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And now, my vanishing trick
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Pretty much every year in mid-July, I go off to dance camp in the woods. This means several days of dance classes, hanging out with a couple hundred lovely people, eating really well, trying not to get too mosquito-eaten, and having essentially no internet access because, you know, it's the middle of the woods. I will return next Saturday morning, my time, although I probably won't be brainful and around the internet for a day or so after that.

Have a lovely week without me, and don't burn down the interwebs! At least the fun parts.

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Meme time!
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This meme was all over my reading page a couple of days ago, so sure, let's do this thing! Open for a couple of days at the least.

Let’s play Burn Read Rewrite.
It’s like Kill Fuck Marry, but with books.

You guys know the drill: give me three, and I will pick which is which category. Let me know if you want three in trade!

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Parking lots of the future
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I'm sneaking a few extra minutes into my lunch break to record this, because it was completely adorable and I'm thoroughly charmed. Walking back from lunchtime errands, I happened to see a driveway on which some child had scribbled copiously with lots of colors of chalk, and the word "Parking" preceded by something indecipherable caught my eye. I paused to study it and see if I could make out the indecipherable word. The family's name? The child's? Something familiar from signs, like "Handicapped" or "Permit"?

No. No, my friends. That spot was reserved for UNICORN PARKING.

Other spots included WIZARDS APPARATE HERE, and a separate WIZZARDS APPARATE HERE -- both thoughtful and likely quite sensible of the kid to set aside a separate area for Rincewind, I though, especially if apparating is involved. There was a STAR WAR SHIPS area. A sensible distance away, DRAGONS LAND HERE. At the front walkway, PEGASUS followed by something I sadly failed to make out, and an arrow pointing at the front porch.

I want this kid in charge of city planning, let me tell you.

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General update!
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Work, gardening, and language adventures (not terribly adventurous)Collapse )

4) And this one's outside the cut: the Table of Contents for Women Destroy Science Fiction! is live! You guys, I'm so excited every time I look at this, and so excited to read the other stories. Mine's one of the ebook-only stories -- usually they put up all the stories in a given issue online, but this is an extra-huge special edition -- so, you know, fyi. Here's the list:

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A miscellany of updates
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1. Last weekend I went to NYC for a long weekend hanging out chez [personal profile] skygiants, which included going to see Les Misérables on Broadway with [personal profile] skygiants and [personal profile] littledust and [personal profile] aquamirage. It was tremendous fun, and a really great show. I have promised a detailed write-up to various Les Mis-fandom friends, so expect that in the next few days, as soon as I get around to writing it all up. I also saw the Lego movie (great fun, although with a couple of flaws that I'll talk about if anyone hasn't seen it yet and wants spoilers) and helped inflict the MST3Ked Puma Man on a roomful of folks. If you haven't seen Puma Man, you owe it to yourself to do so, although I recommend doing it with friends and a punchy mood.

We also discovered an all-potato restaurant (with [personal profile] shoroko and a Greek place where they do CHEESE ON FIRE (with [personal profile] bobbiewickham. (Properly it's called saganaki and, I gather, is not necessarily set on fire, but I specifically wanted to find one that would bring it to your table in flames. Because, come on. CHEESE ON FIRE. Dirverting and delicious!

2. The weather continues to be unable to decide if it wants to be spring or winter. I do like winter, but I think late March is time for it to go away. Just give me weather in the 40s and I'll be happy! Or the 50s or the 60s; I'm flexible. Come on, spring.

New England spring as a rule lasts a few short weeks between mud season (cold, dreary, and lacking in any greenery, aka what we're in now) and early summer (hot enough that I can't comfortably wear a jacket to walk around any more), but every year I'm an optimist about it. We'll see what unfolds. It'd be nice if it would stop being in the teens and threatening to snow every so often, though.

3. Invisible Ficathon! For those of you who missed it, this was a fic exchange for canons which are fictional within another canon. I consider this a stroke of genius. I haven't read through anything like all the archive yet, but I'm looking forward to doing so.

I received two stories, because I WIN. First, The Tale of the Dancing Cavalier by [archiveofourown.org profile] fluffybun, which is 2200 words of pure hilarity about the protagonists of The Dueling Dancing Cavalier, aka the movie being made within Singin' In The Rain. I also got a treat, Self-Direction by [archiveofourown.org profile] Missy, a drabble-and-a-half about Buttercup and Westley's daughter Waverly, who only exists within the fictional sequel to The Princess Bride.

I wrote Adventure on Io for [personal profile] camwyn, in the Captain Cosmos tv show and comics series from the Fallout video games. Writing it was tons of fun to write -- partly because Cam's a friend of mine, and writing secretly for friends always cracks me up, but mostly because cracked-out golden age pulp SF is just entirely too much fun. You can't even parody the genre, because every possible extent of cheesy glory already exists.

4) I've also been writing a lot of Les Mis fic that I've been lazy about cross-posting here. Um. It's all up on AO3! Except some trope-fics that I posted on tumblr and still haven't gotten around to cross-posting there, shame on me. Anyway, if you're interested in Les Mis fic, those exist!

5) Speaking of stories, I've sold one. :D To the Women Destroy Science Fiction! special issue of Lightspeed magazine. I am extremely pleased.

My story is about debutante burglars in a futuristic pseudo-Regency space colony. It's possibly the most hijinks-filled thing I've written.

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