Archive for December, 2008

2008 Retrospective, Part 3

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Movies of 2008** (& random fics I liked this year that correspond in no way to the movies) 1. Ocean’s 13 Won’t You Come Home to Me (Torchwood, by sam_storyteller; also see the companion story All That I Ain’t Got) 2. Iron Man Happenstance (High School Musical, by Alethia) 3. Secondhand Lions An Inaccurate Telling […]

2008 Retrospective, Part 2

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Big Events of 2008 (& their corresponding fics) 1. The 2008 US Presidential Election Call for Change, by trinityofone (SGA AU: the one where John and Rodney work in a call center) as wide as the sky, by seperis (SGA AU: the one where John runs for president) 2. The Beijing Olympics The Golden Rule, […]

Movie Review: Wall-E

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

(aka: “That’s not a bluebird, that’s a blue *jay*!”)** A rare movie that I actually liked as much as people told me I would. Not very quotable, in a witty one-liners sense, but very visually entertaining. I loved the beginning — the way the backstory unfolded through Wall-E’s surroundings, and we got the feel of […]

2008 Retrospective, Part 1

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Personal Events of 2008 (& corresponding fics written by me) 1. Job Search (had time to write & self-publish Mooncat) 2. Accidentally ended up with Harold’s job from Just Another Day (gave Harold a much cooler job in The Dragon in the Room) 3. Blogged Lots (and, in the spirit of the internets, posted my […]

By the numbers (+ fic!)

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Number of family members at family holiday party: 14 Number of family members I had meaningful conversations with at said party: 1 Irritation level I felt that said party was scheduled during the football game (on a scale of 1-10): 8 Final score of the game: 13-0 (Go Pats! Playoffs or not, Patriots rock!) Number […]

Some flyby Yuletide recs

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

(Yuletide is an amazing fic exchange, and authors will remain anonymous until Jan. 1, 2009. ) Crush (American Idol RPF Cook/Archuleta) Somehow, everyone got the idea that Cook was in charge of Archie at the American Idol 2011 New York Christmas Eve Non-Denominational Holiday Extravaganza, proceeds to benefit St. Jude’s. Why I Like It: They […]

Yuletide — the gift of fanfic!

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Happy holiday season to all! Whatever you celebrate, or choose not to celebrate, here’s hoping you have enjoyed the week. For those unworried about political correctness or neutral inclusion, Merry Christmas! (Also, does anyone else feel that the Hanukah celebrators are messing with our heads? Is it Ch? Just an H? Two n’s? Two k’s? […]

The Christmas Story, Doctor Who Style

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

The Gift of the Mad Guy, by sam_storyteller What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by reading a fun, light-hearted (not at all depressing — so unusual for Doctor Who fic!) Doctor-Who-does-Christmas story. The camels are aliens, the shepherd is psychic, and Christmas carols disperse a mob. Good times. The Doctor pushed […]

Current favorite WIP

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

starandrea is currently writing a completely wonderful WIP fic called Mental Sparkles and a Dog Named Wolf, which is being posted on She describes this story as a “wacky Jungle Fury/Twilight/AU fusion,” which must be code for “it’s awesome.” I love it, and I keep losing my link to it, so I’m putting it […]

Made-For-TV-Movie Review: Letters to Santa

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Most Important: My family is awesome. We had no power for six days, and when it finally came on, what did they remember? A comment I’d made about wanting to see the new Muppet special, “Letters to Santa.” I wasn’t even at home, but they taped it for me, and I watched it later. Thanks […]