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( Oct. 6th, 2016 08:57 am)
HELLO YULETIDE WRITER. Thank you for your patience while I finished this letter - I was caught off guard by how early noms and signups were, and I definitely did not expect assignments to go out this fast. I've been doing Yuletide for a fair few years now, and I really do love it as an exchange.

General likes: humor, friendship, family relationships and found families, adventures, happy endings, character studies, great dialogue, explorations of the world around the characters. Ratings from G to NC-17 are fine, though please keep the canon atmosphere in mind.

General DNWs: graphic violence, rape, major character death, general grimdarkness, infidelity, incest, bearding, A/B/O, mpreg, watersports, scat.

Fandoms: Hail Caesar!, Lunar Chronicles, Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown, Critical Role )
This is mostly for my own reference! I took a two-week trip to the UK and got back Wednesday night and it was EXHAUSTING and GREAT and I had an amazing time!

blah blah blah travelcakes )

And then I came home and took another few days of vacation to recover from jetlag, AND THEN. AAAAAAAAND THEN.

My sister moved to Colorado in March. She is loving it out there. But a couple months ago she messaged me and asked if I could help her out, because she was thinking of flying home to surprise my mom for her birthday (which is July 2d). And she wanted to keep it a secret from Mom AND Dad.

I said of course I would help, because I'm not a monster. She bought a ticket to fly into Boston on Saturday at like 2 AM. I talked my parents into coming out for Mom's birthday - it would be nice to get a change of scene, they could come see me but I wasn't coming out to see them after my big trip, wouldn't it be great for Mom to have her birthday with one of her kids. Sister and I proceeded to lie like rugs so that neither of them knew this was coming. She arrived as promised in spite of delays and my parents managed to make it out in spite of Mom's ever-changing health issues. AND IT WORKED. Mom cursed very loudly and dad made an amazing expression of surprise. And then there was cake and dinner and sister went home with them for the rest of the weekend. It was delightful. YAY US.
HELLO, DEAREST WRITER. I've done Yuletide a few times now and every year I just get so pumped. It's a great exchange and I love both giving and receiving fic. If you'd like more information on what I like and what I'm a giant nerd about, you can check out my tumblr or my AO3. (It's kind of all Hamilton all the time on the tumblr right now, I apologize.)

General likes: humor, friendship, family relationships, adventures, happy endings, character studies, great dialogue, explorations of the world around the characters. Ratings from G to NC-17 are fine, though please keep the canon atmosphere in mind. I tend to focus on the women in my fandoms, and I'm primarily a canon shipper, though there's one big exception on this list that I'll get to.

General DNWs: graphic violence, rape, major character death, general grimdarkness, incest, A/B/O, watersports, scat. I'm also not super into body horror. (By which I mean I am a GIANT WIMP.)

A Year and a Day in Old Theradane )

Hamilton )

Raven Cycle )

Stardust )

Uprooted )
Hi, journal friends.

It's been a long time. A REALLY long time. SOOOO LOOOONG )
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( Oct. 24th, 2014 06:59 pm)
Hello, and thank you for signing up for Yuletide! I always find it to be a huge amount of fun and I hope you enjoy writing this year. Please don't take the relative lengths of requests as indicating whether I'm more excited about any fandom over another; it's more that a couple of them have given me very specific wants and others are more "keysmashing joy and flailing, anything would be wonderful, go wild."

General DNWs: major character death, graphic violence, rape, darkfic in general. Some canons do include more violence than others, and canon-appropriate violence is fine, but no lingering descriptions of torture and gore, please. No incest, please. No a/b/o. I would prefer not to have mundane or modern-day AUs.

General likes: humor, friendship, family relationships, adventures, happy endings, character studies, great dialogue, worldbuilding. Ratings from G to NC-17 are fine, though please keep the canon atmosphere in mind (i.e. nothing but PWP for Ms. Marvel would be a little weird, but Phryne getting her rocks off is totally in character).

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries )

Hercules (2014) )

Spiritwalker Trilogy - Kate Elliott )

Ms. Marvel (Comics) )

Bomb Girls )
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( Sep. 13th, 2014 05:51 pm)
I NEVER MADE THE TOO MANY BOOKS BOOK CLUB POST. I never posted about how my new job is going!

In short: I think I made the wrong choice in taking this job. It's really, really not what I want to be doing long-term, even as I adjust to being at a new school and dealing with new people and new systems. So that sucks. But it does pay better, and I am going to learn a whole heck of a lot of new things, and I'm gonna suck it up and get through six months (self-determined deadline) and then start looking for internal opportunities. Or possibly external ones, even though the thought of changing everything over again is HORRIBLE. However, everyone in my office seems really nice and very helpful, and some of the ridiculousness I've been dealing with is just the time of year and the particular stuff we've been doing and having a ton of new students who also don't know what they're doing. (Also it's way less organized than my old department, which is unsurprising but not helpful in the least.) And I already survived "boot camp" so it could be worse.

Also somewhere in there I turned 30! Many of my friends turned out to celebrate, and Lisa made me an OCTOPUS CAKE, and I had a rad time and I'm generally excited about my 30s. I'm also starting in the community chorus and we're singing the Faure Requiem which I did back in college, and I'm reading a bunch (of ebooks), and I have a cross-stitch piece in the "In the Name of the Moon" art show at Hub Comics (pictures on my tumblr) and today I went to Flour with Kait and Lindsay and had part of an amazing from-scratch pop tart, and next week I'm going to an event with Sarah Waters (!!!!!) and overall life is exciting and exhausting and pretty fantastic.

(And I've bought some books, but we'll start fresh in October.)
HI GUYS I DIDN'T POST EARLIER THIS WEEK BECAUSE IT WAS TOO DARN HOT.

I didn't read much this month! I did read Girls at the Kingfisher Club, which I HIGHLY recommend, but mostly I did a lot of work and a lot of watching movies and TV. I did not take my books to sell because I am a procrastinator. Maybe next week! (I could go today but we threw a Happy Birthday Captain America party yesterday and I kind of just want to stay home and tidy up and not see people.)

July plans: not die in the heat. Maybe read some books. WHO KNOWS.
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( Jun. 2nd, 2014 03:26 pm)
HELLO FRIENDS. Welcome to this month's installment of "a super low-key but moderate accountability challenge where we just decide on the number of books we want to read in a month and also hold each other accountable for not buying even MORE books until we make a dent in our respective piles."

May, you guys. What a month. With work stress and family stuff (MY SISTER GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE, DID I MENTION THAT) there was a lot of lying around watching teevee and praying for the swift embrace of death. But I read some Sailor Moon and one of the YA books I got at Boston Book Fest ("Travel Light" by Naomi Mitchison, an original fairy tale that had an absolutely perfect ending) and the only books I bought were for other people.

I also read five romance novels in five days when I was visiting my family. NO REGRETS.

This month I want to read the other YA book I got from Boston Book Fest, finish the Sailor Moon manga, and write a lot. Low key, but I have a story that I'm treating June like Nanowrimo for. That's the plan, anyway. I know tomorrow I will be going to buy Genevieve Valentine's "The Girls at the Kingfisher Club" because I preordered it ages ago, and I will also attempt to read that so as not to enlarge the to-read stack.

ALSO I want to take books I don't want anymore and attempt to sell them. Fingers crossed I make that happen this month. (It's not about making money, it's about reclaiming shelf space.)

What about you, folks? Did you read at all in May? Are you eschewing reading to spend time outside in the glorious weather, or do you prefer to enjoy your June weather by reading on a porch or a blanket somewhere with a frosty drink at your side? Wow, I just made myself sad about being stuck in my windowless office.
So.

I started my livejournal back in 2001. I was turning 17 and starting my senior year of high school. Some of you have been reading my blatherings when they were still on a blog (hosted on Geocities and then on Tripod) (REMEMBER TRIPOD?) and have known me since I was like 15. And I have talked about my family a lot, because even through fights and depression and ridiculousness I have always been very close to them, and I have talked a lot about my sister.

THIS GOT LONG AND SAPPY )
It's time again for "a super low-key but moderate accountability challenge where we just decide on the number of books we want to read in a month and also hold each other accountable for not buying even MORE books until we make a dent in our respective piles."

YOU GUYS

I FUCKING DID IT

I FINALLY FINISHED THE FUCKING GOLDFINCH

*stadium speakers begin to blare "we are the champions"*

I don't even know if I liked it but it's FUCKING DONE. I also read more romance novels, because my entire life descended into utter chaos (family, work, social life, mental health, and even the goddamned weather) and sometimes you just need fairy tales where everything works out okay and everybody has simultaneous orgasms. But those were library ebooks! Whatever.

Goals for May: read all the Sailor Moon. Read the two YA books I got at Boston Book Fest last fall, those should be quick. Possibly start The Sorrows of Kalix the Werewolf. I know I will be buying a book for my sister (My Boyfriend Barfed in My Handbag, and Other Questions You Can't Ask Martha by Jolie Kerr) and might get another copy for myself, and I know I'll be getting stuff tomorrow at Free Comic Book Day, but hopefully that's it.

you guys i finished that book it was almost eight hundred pages i'm so proud of myself IT WAS SUCH A SLOG!
WELCOME BACK. This is, again: "a super low-key but moderate accountability challenge where we just decide on the number of books we want to read in a month and also hold each other accountable for not buying even MORE books until we make a dent in our respective piles."

oh my god I am so bad at this. Did I buy books? I don't think I bought any actual books! I did buy coffee and a card at Porter Square Books but NOT ACTUAL BOOKS. I preordered some books from favorite authors that are coming out later this year.

Did I finish The Goldfinch? STILL NO. I'm about two-thirds through, I think, and it's such a slog. I think I dislike this protagonist even more than Richard from The Secret History. And I completely forgot I was going to read the Mitford book, too. I did read two Georgette Heyer books and start another romance novel. But given that I spent much of March sick with stress and actually crying about it being so fucking cold, I am not going to be too mad at myself.

Goals for April: FINISH THE GOLDFINCH AND GET IT OUT OF THE WAY. Actually read and put away all of the Sailor Moon volumes I bought but haven't opened yet. (I don't usually put comics on my reading list, but they are taking up space on the to-be-read pile, so we're gonna do these.) Try to start another book off the pile.

What about you, friends?
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( Mar. 16th, 2014 07:18 pm)
So [livejournal.com profile] the_lady_lily linked to a survey for classics majors asking how they felt about their education and how it relates to their current careers. And it asked if people were satisfied with their lives. It's a funny question. But yeah. My life is pretty great. I had a job interview this weekend at Harvard, and I feel really good about it. I bought a delicious pecan pie for Pi Day. Yesterday I went to an Ides of March Roman forum and saw a "Dogs of War" pet costume contest, and then I went to a Purim party at [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah's house and my Magical Girl Shadowcat costume won the costume party. Today I did a whole bunch of cleaning and roasted a chicken and made risotto with peas. Next weekend I'm getting another tattoo; in a couple of weeks I have plans for margaritas and ranting about classics, and a concert to go to with my roommate, and meeting a bunch of people to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Easter's coming up, and then my sister's college graduation. There's a lot to look forward to. There's a lot of good, right here, right now. I need to stop and appreciate it more often.
WELCOME TO A NEW MONTH, FRIENDS! And to a new installment of: "a super low-key but moderate accountability challenge where we just decide on the number of books we want to read in a month and also hold each other accountable for not buying even MORE books until we make a dent in our respective piles." Y'all, I failed so hard on both counts this month. I wanted to finish The Goldfinch and not buy any books. I started The Goldfinch, but the entire first section is about a tragedy and grieving, and that was absolutely not the thing to be reading when punched in the brain by seasonal depression. So I skipped over it and read The Left Hand of Darkness, which I had wanted to start. And I bought so many books, yikes. Retail therapy, I guess? Mark Does Stuff has been reading the Enchanted Forest Chronicles as commission videos on Youtube, which made me seek out old copies with the covers I had as a kid (my copies disintegrated long ago). And Mark Millar has a new book about Kalix the Werewolf out, so I bought that. And Molly Wizenberg's memoir "A Homemade Life" was two bucks in the Kindle store. I'M A FAILURE. TELL ME HOW YOU DID BETTER THAN ME, FRIENDS. I have a nonfiction book on journalism by a Mitford I'm gonna crack, and I will keep slogging away at The Goldfinch now that it is not February anymore. AND I WILL NOT BUY ANY DAMNED BOOKS.
HELLO FRIENDS. As a refresher, here is what we are doing: a super low-key but moderate accountability challenge where we just decide on the number of books we want to read in a month and also hold each other accountable for not buying even MORE books until we make a dent in our respective piles. So let's talk! I decided I wanted to finish Middlemarch and The Little Friend, and also read The Goldfinch. I... did not 100% succeed. I did finish both of those books! But I have not started The Goldfinch, because the day I finished The Little Friend my hold on the library's ebook of Americanah came in and I did not want to pass it up. (IT'S SO GOOD THOUGH, GUYS, YOU SHOULD ALL READ IT.) BUT I did not buy any new books! How about you? Did you read a book? Did you fail and buy more books? What are your goals for this month? Leave a comment below! If you didn't join us at the start of the month you can join now!
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( Jan. 27th, 2014 09:34 am)
Just a reminder that I am still accepting requests for valentines - I will probably send them out soonish so they arrive at their destinations in time! Leave your address in the comments, send me an email at anachronistique at gmail dot com, whatever works. VALENTIMES!
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( Jan. 14th, 2014 12:12 pm)
TIME FOR VALENTINES! I send them to anyone who wants one, because I love my friends and I think Valentine's Day should be about all the people you love in your life. Drop a comment (they're screened) with your address and I will send you one. I will send them internationally! Please do this even if you think I have your address, because I am disorganized.
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TWO POSTS IN A WEEK WHAT IS THIS DECADENCE

No but seriously. I was chatting with [personal profile] fourteenacross today about how we were both super behind on our reading and, more specifically, have way too many books that we have bought but not read yet. And discussed doing a super low-key but moderate accountability challenge where we just decide on the number of books we want to read in a month and also hold each other accountable for not buying even MORE books until we make a dent in our respective piles. (My to-read stack is on top of my yarn bin. I can no longer lift the lid without causing an avalanche.) So I thought maybe I would open this up to people.

(Perhaps you are in grad school and reading books is what you do for most of your day. Perhaps you have a special budget set aside for books. Perhaps you are a speed reader. Perhaps reading is your only hobby. I congratulate you! I would also gently suggest that that's not precisely the spirit of this undertaking.)

So what I'm thinking is, post about the number of books you want to finish in a month - one is fine! if it's more than five, look back at that big parenthetical and reconsider whether you really need this! - with titles if you want, and then I'll post again at the end of the month and we can discuss how many books we got through and what we're looking at next. No pressure! Other than the shame of letting down your internet friends!

Thoughts? If it's just me and Kait that is A-OKAY.
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