Hello 2012!

Jan. 1st, 2012 11:33 am
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Here's hoping it's going to be a good year, full of wonderful and unexpected things.

My New Year's Resolutions are a bit vague this year. I'm giving up on the idea of committing myself to anything specific, given my life is already creaking at the seams. I'm going to focus on being healthy, in the hopes that will lift my energy levels enough to let me do a few more of the many things I want to do. Also, no marking after 8pm .

On a less reflective note, a couple of fun reads. Both from the Yuletide fic exchange, but more meta than anything. Both apply the Tough Guide to Fantasyland approach to sub-genres of fantasy, the first to low fantasy and the second to urban fantasy. I thought some of you might appreciate the humour.

A Special Limited-Time Offer (1059 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Tough Guide to Fantasyland - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Summary: It's the adventure you've been waiting for!

The Tough Guide to Fantasy Cities (2803 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Tough Guide to Fantasyland - Diana Wynne Jones
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary: You will not encounter any rustic taverns, bards, or bowls of stew on these tours! Instead, expect nightclubs, rock singers, and lots of gourmet coffee.

Right, off to actually finish my NaNo now that Christmas is over *stopped mid-sentence when she hit 50k*

[amused]

Date: 2012-01-01 08:17 pm (UTC)
onewhitecrow: goofy-looking albino raven on blue background (Default)
From: [personal profile] onewhitecrow
Seems I should patent my ability to teleport from "ahead of the genre" to "cliché enough to make the Tough Guide" without ever getting on the publication train for transport purposes...even if the latter fic is riffing a bit too hard off Boneshaker for fairness.

Y'don't mind if I 'friend' you over here, do you'? New migrant and that...

Re: [amused]

Date: 2012-01-01 09:12 pm (UTC)
onewhitecrow: goofy-looking albino raven on blue background (Default)
From: [personal profile] onewhitecrow
Really? Not any I've read, then. Yours have entirely too much colour to be all Crystal Spires and Togas or grey 'n grit.

Merci bien.

Date: 2012-01-02 12:03 pm (UTC)
sweet_sparrow: Miaka (Fushigi Yûgi) looking very happy. (Affection)
From: [personal profile] sweet_sparrow
*snrks* Those were fun. ^-^

May your 2012 be wonderful, sweetie! ^-^

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