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25 December 2012 @ 11:59 pm
Holiday Gifts for My F-List  
Happy Holidays to all!

I thought last year was bad, but beyond college eating my brain for another year (even more so now that I'm at an upperclassman at a private college vs just getting through general ed at a community college) I had some really severe health issues keeping me offline. (I pretty much lost the entire summer – ask Mel.) The only thing I was able to keep going were my N100 drabbles and only because Mel and T, my lovely co-mods, kept holding the Monday night mod post for me to rush out a drabble before they had to cut the week off. I lost the ability in April, just shy of prompt 100, to keep up with my whitecollar100 drabbles. /sad face/

So I remain a bad LJ friend with little hope in sight of that changing in the next year and a half. /sigh/ I miss having a life outside of school, but I know that how I perform in school directly impacts my ability to get into a good grad school, which will impact five years of my life and my ability to get a good job afterwards. The only glimmer of hope is that I'm taking less units this upcoming semester and my new medical condition is almost entirely managed. /crosses fingers/

So it's not that I haven't wanted to be here with all of you, I just haven't been able to manage it. I want you all to know I haven't forgotten you and despite the almost complete absence of replies to comments, I do still appreciate your support and do think of you and miss you often. Every time someone comments on one of my infrequent fic or responds to one of my now rare Confession posts I feel grateful that there are such good-hearted people out there and I feel lucky to know you.

While I am still behind on past years, I am still going ahead with my traditional holiday thank you to my F-list, offering to write short fic as gifts. Some years it takes me the whole year to get most of them done, some longer. But I do care and I do want to do this for my friends. This January I have several weeks off between semesters so while I have a bunch of schoolwork to get done I am also dying to get some ficcing in. I miss it!

I know that I pretty much had to give up on doing any birthday fic so please do at least put a prompt here for me to fill for you. You – my LJ friends – are important to me and this is now one of my few ways to show it.

Leave a comment on this post between Christmas and January 31st and I'll respond with a custom ficlet just for you. Here's my recently expanded published fandom list for you to choose from. You may pick a single fandom or two to crossover (crossovers a bonus!) or fuse. Gen, Het, Slash, Cest are all available as are crossover pairings.

Fic Fandoms:

Numb3rs, Supernatural, Heroes, Criminal Minds, The Unit, Psych, Bones, Miracles, Brimstone, Cupid, Blood Ties, Primeval, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Firefly, Burn Notice, Dollhouse, Leverage, The Mentalist, Castle, White Collar, Lie to Me, Covert Affairs, Hawaii Five-0, Sherlock, X-Men, Revenge, Sandman, Fairy Tales, Angel, Buffy, His Dark Materials/The Golden Compass.

I'll also give a try if you want Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Warehouse 13 , Perception, John Doe, Max Headroom, X Files, Charmed, Star Trek: Reboot.
(Please note that I haven't seen every episode of many fandoms listed on this post, even my official ones, so my ability to fic them is limited. Also please try not to spoil me too much in your requests. Thx!)

Lurkers! Consider this your annual amnesty!

For those of you who read for the fic without ever commenting, if you were ever going to delurk, now's the perfect time to do it. Say hi, leave me a ♥ - whatever you feel comfortable with. If you have my LJ friended leave me a fandom and I'll write you a little ficcy present. What do you have to lose? I promise I don't won't bite. ;-)

I send good thoughts out to you all and wish you a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous, healthy and happy new year in 2013.

Thank you for being my LJ friends.

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a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelfembroiderama on January 1st, 2013 03:45 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear you've had a hard year. I hope 2013 is a lot better!

And hmmm...just because you mentioned crossovers, what about White Collar/Sandman?
verucasalt123 on January 1st, 2013 03:49 am (UTC)
I hope that the coming year will bring you brighter days!

Hmmm...I'm a Sam/Dean girl :)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on January 3rd, 2016 09:10 am (UTC)
Supernatural for VerucaSalt123
Ugly motel rooms were something of an in joke with Sam and Dean.

Dean swore there had to be some sort of time phenomenon in the midwest where roadside motels skipped entire decades to exist - stuck in the last sixties to mid-70s decor wise - unchanged in the 2000s.

Sam noted to himself an even stranger phenomenon: the worse the decor the better the sex. It was as if Dean really wanted not to look at the hideous wallpaper so he busied himself with keeping Sam busy in bed. Ugly coverlets were always the first thrown aside, institutional sheets being the blank canvas of their off duty activities. Headboards? Only good if they had something to tie stuff to. Past that dim lighting was best, darkness only mandatory for some of the more LSD inspired paint jobs.

So Dean kept complaining about how ugly they were, but Sam noticed that when they were talking about pulling over for the night it was always after they'd driven past the national chain motels and were in the boonies sparsely populated by no tell motels with mirrored ceilings.

Perhaps Sam wasn't the only one who figured out the sex was better there.
verucasalt123 on January 3rd, 2016 09:18 am (UTC)
Re: Supernatural for VerucaSalt123
Thanks!! What a nice way to wake up!
Andreadizzydrea on January 1st, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
Oh, sweetie. You really don't have to apologize for having a life. We all understand. Still, here's to hoping that life stops kicking you in the butt so often.

As for fic...how about some The Unit/Hawaii 5-0? A Mac/McGarrett pairing? That would make my new year!
melissima: WCSWmelissima on January 1st, 2013 04:02 am (UTC)
I'm just so relieved that you're doing/feeling better.

<3

Here's hoping 2013 is healthier and more productive for both of us - even if most of the output is schoolwork.

How about meshing Perception with CM? Bring the BAU in to consult on one of Kate's cases, or just put Daniel and Spence at the same conference, (or coffee shop. I'm not picky, I just want to see them meet ;)
patch_tankpatch_tank on January 1st, 2013 04:08 am (UTC)
Lovely Emma, it's so good to see you! Sorry to hear 2012 was a struggle, here's hoping 2013 is much sparklier and contains exponentially more cupcakes and rainbows :D

I've missed your Criminal Minds fics - could you write something Garcia-ish? I'd love you forever!
ladygray99: DonSmileladygray99 on January 1st, 2013 04:22 am (UTC)
I have been a bad LJ friend myself so I just ask of you to have the best 2013 possible.
Ayesha: frescobrowngirl on January 1st, 2013 05:03 am (UTC)
*cheers you on in all your endeavors*
Tori Lovelostandalone22 on January 1st, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
Ooh, I would love to read some Miracles fic.
Zubeneschamali: embracezubeneschamali on January 1st, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
Good to hear from you even if RL has been kicking your butt. Hang in there with school...I know you'll do great!

If you're willing to give Once Upon A Time a shot, I'd love anything Emma-centric, either gen or slash.
laurel: dean/paul 3sailorhathor on January 1st, 2013 05:43 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're managing your recent health problems. That can be a major roadblock to doing what you need to do every day, when you can't manage them.

Always like me some Dean/Paul. Or character building for the Campbells (Christian, Mark, Gwen) from season 6 of SPN.
Jestana: Jestana [art by pipix]jestana on January 1st, 2013 06:32 am (UTC)
*smish* We understand about how school and health issues take over. We're glad you're still around. I hope 2013 is better than 2012.

As for fic, I'd love to see Jack and Ianto meeting Don and his team somehow. :D
Cynthia: SJ - Go Back to Bed1trackmind on January 2nd, 2013 06:07 am (UTC)
So I remain a bad LJ friend with little hope in sight of that changing in the next year and a half. /sigh/ I miss having a life outside of school, but I know that how I perform in school directly impacts my ability to get into a good grad school, which will impact five years of my life and my ability to get a good job afterwards. The only glimmer of hope is that I'm taking less units this upcoming semester and my new medical condition is almost entirely managed. /crosses fingers/

I miss you, but you're absolutely right, focusing on school and your health is the most important thing. *hugs*