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Being as half-assed as I am about keeping up with LJ means that I miss lots of cool stuff, but every once in a while I try to backtrack and check out people who've added me to their reading list and whom I wot not of. And in so doing I discovered [livejournal.com profile] mayoihumbert, someone wholly unknown to me, who posted a funny and delightful summary of a dS story that really needs to be written. Because capes are comic gold. (*gives [livejournal.com profile] mayoihumbert the poky elbow-poke of encouragement*)
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Despite having stumbled to bed around 12:30 (which is *waaaay* late for me), I woke up clear-headed and full of energy at 5:45 this morning. Thanks go out to my brain for having retained a grip on the "we are NOT going to consume an entire bottle of champagne, dammit" plan last night.

I had a long and sappy entry started here, about the wonderfulness of fandom as a community fundamentally grounded in giving, which was sparked by a confluence of posts read this morning (including [livejournal.com profile] eliade's marvellous dS charity story; [livejournal.com profile] justacat's thoughts on fandom; [livejournal.com profile] maygra's shout-out to friends; forays into various Yuletide and dS Seekrit Santa stories; and all kinds of people's New Year's wishes and blessings). But I lost my train of thought, and will set it aside for some future point when I'm feeling sappy but also slightly more coherent.

I had started leaving comments on the Seekrit Santa stories several days ago, and then it struck me that if I did so to all of them (as I'd intended) it would kind of blow the reveal, on my story at least. (Not that I think there was any *vast* surprise there, given that it was the only gen story, and that everything I've posted -- good god, for the past *two years* now -- has been gen. I'm quite shocked, actually, to realize that only by the broadest and baggiest possible definition of "slash" can I still call myself a slash writer.)

Anyway, I shall complete my commenting over the weekend. And re-re-read the extraordinary story Hth wrote for me. (*glowing*) Any maybe write a little. And also do unending laundry, having discovered this morning that damn near every article of clothing I own is dirty.
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I just read the [livejournal.com profile] ds_seekritsanta story written for me. And I am -- my god. Wrecked. Ripped open, gutted, my heart shredded into a million bits, and full of joy.

What an amazing story, what an amazing gift, for the whole fandom. People? I don't care if you're basically slashers and put off by the Vecchio/Stella billing, I don't care if you're basically RayK people and not so much about the Vecchio. This story is fucking *phenomenal*. And to the author, whoever you may be (I don't know for sure, though I have some hunches *g*) -- thank you. Thank you, thank you. I am *humbled*.

I was going to read a whole bunch more of the other stories, but I don't know if I can now. I feel like I need to sit quietly for a while, and let this soak in deeply, and just *feel* it.


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November 2009



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