January 1st, 2012

Random Fandom

Luther Fiction: "Each The Other Man" (Mark, Luther, Gen, PG)

Title: Each The Other Man
Fandom: Luther (BBC TV)
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Mark North, John Luther (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: John loved Zoe first and Mark loved her last, and only the two of them really knew what the other had lost.
Author's Notes: A Yuletide Madness offering for nightcamedown.
Also for writers_choice ("Faith"). Spoilers for early Season 2.


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Random Fandom

Dexter Fiction: "Someday, The Future" (Lumen, Dexter, Gen, PG)

Title: Someday, The Future
Fandom: Dexter
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Lumen Pierce, Dexter (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary (from the prompt): Lumen thought she'd find light outside the darkness, but only finds shades of grey.
Author's Notes: Too late for Yuletide Madness, but in time for NYR 2012. An offering for freneticfloetry, for a prompt I couldn't resist. Spoilers through the end of Season 5.
Also for writers_choice ("Echo").


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Happy New Year!

I hope you and yours have been enjoying the holidays (and having some time off), and that the coming year is good for all of us. \o/

So, now that I'm behind on posting (AGAIN), here's a recap of my holidays.

Christmas was great, other than HalfshellHusband being incredibly sick with the cold that everyone got before or after him. It went straight to his lungs on the second day (Christmas), at pneumonia-level strength, but got better within a few days. Always nerve-wracking (his lungs are very susceptible).

I got hit with a maddening rash shortly before Christmas. Collapse )

The kids have had two weeks off, and Christopher spent most of them in his footy-jammies. I got the little kitchen area painted (rabbit-destruction fallout), sold some things on Craigslist before Xmas, and have cleaned up here and there. And did some unplanned relaxing...

We finally watched Iron Man 2 on DVD. Not as good or as much fun as the first, and I still hate the recasting of Rhodey. Plus, it needed more robots.

HSH and I saw the second Sherlock Holmes movie on Friday. Slashy as all get-out (though I loved Holmes' disguises-- the worse, the better). Was there this much slow-motion work in the first movie? The scenes of "predicted outcome" followed by real outcome made the movie repetetive, and in the epic escape scene the slow-mo seemed like (dare I say it?)filler. Fun overall, but the movie could easily have been half an hour shorter. Also, there was desecration against hedgehogs.

I haven't checked into LJ much over the break. Instead, I've been Writing All The Things. So many great Yuletide prompts, and I still have several that caught my eye. I've finished and posted four, and I have another I'm working on. Hardly anybody reads them, but it feels good to get ideas out and try new characters.

Oh, and tomorrow? The freakin' Rose Bowl is only being shown on ESPN. Sacrilege! I planned my whole day around watching it, and now look. :( Let's hope the Ducks can finally pull off a win.

So, good holidays? Any good New Year's Resolutions?