Yesterday I rushed around, trying to get some last minute things done, and then I and the usual suspects got together early and watched lots and lots of shows. It was a real treat because there's NO TIME to do that anymore, but we made the time. It was at one point a 70s love-in. Planet of the Apes tv series (The Interrogation), Alias Smith & Jones (Smiler With a Gun - one of their most serious, well-written, well-acted episodes, with Grandpa from The Waltons in it), Starsky & Hutch (The Fix, yes - I can just about speak along with the actors at this point), Logan's Run, the tv series (bootleg copy of the Pilot - so, so bad it's ... well, it's bad in that good way that bad shows with eye-rolling laser beams and tin "glider" vehicles with wheel covers so you don't see the wheels can be, and a very young Gregory... um, Harrison? The guy who was on Trapper John? as the star).
We also saw Blood Ties (awesome, powerful female lead and also: vampire torture), Battlestar Galactica (the one where Leoben is interrogated by Starbuck), Legend of the Seeker (I don't know her name, but it had the anti-Jeannie chick with the long blonde braid and she'd strung Richard up and poked him with A STICK) and Supernatural (Mystery Spot, I will never not love it). And the season one finale of The Borgias. And there was hot apple juice with cinnamon, cloves and brandy. Ah, it makes the whole house smell wonderful. And we had a couple of folks stay the night.
And Yuletide reveals are here, and gryphon2k
, I'm kind of mortified. I did NOT recognize you as my POTA author, which is so insane because of how I've read and examined your stories so much, but it wasn't Pete whump and it was kind of a solemn thing, something the series could have expanded upon, and anyway I'm feeling foolish. But I want to give you a big hug and tell you how much I appreciate the gift! And how glad I am we're back in touch, so much:))) And then there's Gehayi
, and Quillori
for their lovely, original gifts to me. I enjoyed my plenitude of gifts very VERY much
And I can tell you I wrote two stories! Something in the Guns
- The Walking Dead (tv series) fandom, with Daryl Dixon and Andrea featured; and The Beating of Her Bound Heart
- my take on Little Red Riding Hood, dark and definitely a revisionist take. I had lots of fun, and then I did something thoughtless, though my intentions were actually good, and felt very bad for it. But I'd rather leave that behind now.
Happiest of New Years to you all. Last year was pretty much, uh, not good, so here's hoping for better.