December 13th, 2006

Venus

Accomplishments and the usual ramblings

First, I finished poisontaster's birthday fic! I started it during mini_wrimo, and after the first 3000 words or so it just got harder and harder to write (clearly 100-2000 words is my real comfort zone, or basically anything that can be finished in a single session). So five weeks later, it's finally done-- 5300 words of angsty Wincest first-time fic here.

I spent much of the weekend contacting Prison Break Fic Exchange stragglers and formatting fics for posting. Stories are up, and continue in chunks each day. Check them out at pbfic_exchange2!

In between the PBFE and the Supernatural story, there was more shopping of various kinds. I now have in my hot little Santa hands a Creepy Crawlie oven (or, Bug Machine, as Christopher calls it). My brother used to have one of these some 35 years ago, where you'd cook liquid plastic in metal frames and breathe in those carbon monoxide fumes. Mmmm-mmm-mmm. That was back when we were all stupid about that kind of stuff. I also procured a Badtz Maru stuffed toy, which my daughter asked Santa for. Currently, the only Badtz Maru dolls out are basketball-based ones, so I had to go to eBay for the answer. But it's MINE now-- and it looks remarkably like "Mugshot Maru" from the Penguin Break Crack Pic!Spam story I posted up last week. Mwah-ha-ha!

Our tree is decorated (over-decorated, some might say, because the kids did it), and we have our 'Christmas village' set up and all the random Christmas ornament stuff. Now it's down to remaining shopping, wrapping, and the Xmas-eve Santa-frenzy that happens every year. My stealth pays off, though-- my 9-year-old still believes in Santa Claus. \o/

I have TWO SPN Christmas fics to write (hi, pheebs1!), and anything else that suddenly turns up begging to be written (helloooo Prison Break Agent Kim revenge-fic).

Everybody ready for the holidays?