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25 December 2013 @ 11:11 pm
Merry (Late) Christmas!  
I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas had a nice one, whether yours ran toward contentment or joy or somewhere in between.

Ours was terrific, and the kids even let me sleep in now that they're older. I was up last night until 1 a.m. doing the final Santa-izing and fighting off a cold, and still felt pretty tired today.

For yuletide, I got the one fandom on my list that I thought was least likely—Mayhem! I would have loved any of the fandom choices, but didn't dare hope for that one, so YAY! The story is here, and there are a few other Mayhem offerings this year too. :D

I finished my main story well before the deadline, and got in three extra treats for random people. I always hope to write more, and yet three seems to be about my maximum—even in the years where I don't write an actual story. Nothing this year was on par with the J. Alfred Prufrock poem I wrote last year, but that would be hard to equal anyway. OTOH, the longest of the treat stories was something I wouldn't have even thought of as a fandom, so it was a surprise to me as well as to the recipient!

Thanks to heliokleia, tuesdaeschild, and clare_de_lune for the lovely v-gifts. You were all so much more on the ball than I was—I even expected to have this post up sometime late this morning, and yet it's now 11pm. Wow.

Off to shop for a few replacement light sets and such tomorrow, then driving up to Oregon the next day. If I don't talk to you in the next week, be well and be safe, and hold your loved ones close. ♥

Maz (or foxxy!): Santa Babiestuesdaeschild on December 26th, 2013 08:53 am (UTC)
You're welcome and I'm very glad to hear you had such a nice day and even managed a lay in. Yay! For kids getting older! :)

Thank you for the virtual polar bear because he's adorable! And I hope you enjoy the trip to Oregon.

Happy New Year, my friend. ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Xmas Penguinhalfshellvenus on December 27th, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)
Happy New Year to you, too! And I'm glad you liked the polar bear-- SO cute.

You know, I have never asked exactly how Mike & Linc came to be dressed in Santa outfits. Who makes those for 'action figures' that size? :D
Maz (or foxxy!): Cap'n and his Prettytuesdaeschild on January 13th, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
Oh dear!! How did I miss this one?!!

I'm not sure who made those 'action figures' that size but I know who they belonged to and who dressed them - master_chatnoir!! She even dressed Mike & Linc in 18th century outfits to match a silly crackfic I once wrote (see this icon!) and she made me a calendar for 2012 featuring the boys in a variety of outfits and scenarios, including Theodore's Dream (you don't want to know since it's very disturbing!!) *giggles*

I am now the proud owner of a 12" Michael with some cool outfits thanks to our dear friend. She's pretty awesome, isn't she?
heliokleia: RABBID IC - X-MAS - Pümpel & Möhreheliokleia on December 26th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
Aww... pleasure, my dear [and busy] Mme Venus; thank YOU for my cute little vSnow Globe, it fits perfectly, now that it started to snow again in Helioland.

So I hope that you and your family had a joyful Cristmas and wish you good luck for all your plans - and enjoy your trip to Oregon, old friend.
*hugs* Smileys - ANIM - two coloured hugging smilyes, cute photo Smileys-ANIM-twocolouredhuggingsmilyescute_zpsd7adf3f3.gif
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Xmas Penguinhalfshellvenus on December 27th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
I love those snow globes-- especially because they keep snowing while you watch!

Is there a Rabbid's Christmas special of some kind? I saw the Santa Rabbid in your post, and wondered where he came from!

Happy New Year to you, and I hope the snow does not keep you stuck at home!
Kronettekronette on December 27th, 2013 02:01 am (UTC)
Mayhem is my hero. The author is my hero for writing it :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Xmas Penguinhalfshellvenus on December 27th, 2013 02:07 am (UTC)
I _love_ Mayhem. And now my husband wants to watch the Mayhem-as-Christmas-tree commercial again. :D
angels3angels3 on December 27th, 2013 03:39 am (UTC)
I'm glad you had a great one. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Xmas Penguinhalfshellvenus on December 27th, 2013 03:52 am (UTC)
I hope you and yours did, too! *hugs*
Dan: Peregrinemuchtooarrogant on December 27th, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas to you also, and travel safe to Oregon!

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on December 28th, 2013 05:38 am (UTC)
Thank you! I hope things have been going well for you! I've missed seeing you around on LJ. :)
Dan: Peregrinemuchtooarrogant on December 28th, 2013 10:21 pm (UTC)
Yes, going pretty well, just kind of out of the journaling feeling. Posted a new entry yesterday though with embarrassing personal info, so I guess I'm back. LOL

Stupid LJ isn't sending me notifications at all though. GRRR!

Clair de Lune: divers - winterclair_de_lune on January 3rd, 2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm slightly late as usual but thank you for the v-gift. I'm glad your Christmas went well and... Happy New Year *hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 6th, 2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
I've been late for months-- months!

Happy New Year to you, too. *hugs* :)