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Saturday, 22 August 2015 10:45 am
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Default)
Master Fic List

Doctor Who

Single Chapter Stories

Third Doctor
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Fourth Doctor
Cooking with Gallifreyans  (LJ)

Ninth Doctor
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Tenth Doctor
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Eleventh Doctor
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Twelfth Doctor

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Sarah Jane Adventures
A Light in the Dark  (LJ)
Carbon, Earth and Stardust  (LJ)

Torchwood
Triptych  (LJ)
Going Out With the Tide  (LJ)

Multi-Chapter Stories 
Walk Out With Me to the Unknown Region

Sapphire and Steel

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Marvel Cinematic Universe

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The Goblin Emperor

Overhead From the Shadows (on LJ)
The Giving and Receiving of Warmth (on LJ)

Vorkosiverse

How to Gather Rosebuds (LJ)
Timing, As Always, Is Everything (LJ)

External Links: Ao3; Teaspoon

Meta
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Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:57 pm
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Default)
Multi- Chapter Stories

Most links to my multi-chapter stories will be to their Dreamwidth posts; links to stories prior to 2012 may go both to LJ and DW. Each multi-chapter Whoniverse story is also available at my Teaspoon and AO3 accounts. 


Doctor Who
Walk Out With Me to the Unknown Region
Hearts and Moons Recall the Truth
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Over Easy 
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Sea Bound Hearts
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Redeeming the Tree
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kaffyr: (My Doctor)
Two Lovely People

Happy birthday, one day late, to the talented [livejournal.com profile] wendymr, who was one of the first Dr. Who fic writers I ever read, and whose work ,therefore, convinced me that fic - of which I'd heard very little - could be quality writing. I like to think she helped me become a better writer in Who fandom, because of her gentle, but firm, Britpicking. We may not agree on eggnog or Steven Moffat, but we do agree that the Doctor in general is fanTAStic! We also agree on many things political and labor/labour-related, and I am very glad to have met her on These Here Intarwebz. I hope your birthday was a fine one, and that your 2017 is equally excellent!

Happy birthday, too, to the very delightful 
[personal profile] marence  (again, one day late.) She is not around here these days, but I like to think that she'll get some good vibes from Chicago. It would be delightful to see her again some day, to chat about rock and roll and fandom. I hope her birthday was a good one.  
kaffyr: (We used to dream)
Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] lyricalviolet!

I should send you a birthday greeting on FB, which is where you hang out most these days. And I should keep in contact more often, which is something i say every year around this time. I'm bad at it - I'm sure you've noticed. I should be a better friend.  It's been a long time since we talked the art, science, and frustration of fic writing, or fangirled about Who or BSG. In fact, your life has moved on from those days - you have a family that includes one of the cutest little red-heads I've seen in a long time. 

But I'll always remember that you were one of the people who impressed me with her wit, and bravery, and creativity, all those years ago on TWoP, in LINDA. And I'll always be grateful to you for urging me on when I began writing fiction again, after decades away from it. I remember our efforts to bring back Jacob's Who recaps on TWoP - and we were kind of successful at that, weren't we? 

You deserve a fantastic life, and I know you're having one. I'll drop by FB to say happy birthday one day late - but I grew to know you and cherish you far from FB, so this is where my birthday wish stands. All the best, my dear. 

MamaK
kaffyr: The OT3 together, before PotW (Jack and Nine and Rose)
Title: Remedial Risibility
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters: Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness, The Ninth Doctor
Words: 3,382
Summary:  Why do I always get these rubbish mental pictures at the worst possible times? Rose Tyler learns the crucial art of defensive silliness.
Author's note: After a month or so spent lamenting my inability to write stories for the one fic event in which I take part, 
[community profile] fandom_stocking , this story happened. Alas, fandom_stocking 2016 is now in the rear-view mirror, but the story is done. If you, like me, would love to have Rose Tyler and Jack Harkness action figures, because you know that the Doctor needs his own personal SWAT team from time to time, you might enjoy this. These are my OT3, and one or two sentences in the story reflect that. One can blithely ignore those and see them as simply friends.
Edited by: my own Best Beloved, [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh. Thank you!
Disclaimer: Much as I wish it were otherwise, nothing in the Whoniverse, save for the occasional original character, is mine. All others belong to the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement and take no coin. I do, however, love them and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.

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kaffyr: Natasha Romanov, badass (Natasha turns)
Title: Conversation on the Verandah
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr 
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Lila Barton
Summary: Peace and self-forgiveness can start on a country verandah, especially if you have the right guide. Aunt Natasha Romanov discovers she has an excellent one.
Author's notes: I wrote this for 
[personal profile] such_heights  for the 2016 [community profile] fandom_stocking  fun; she is a fan of the Marvel Cinematic universe, as I am. Although she didn’t mention it,  I think —   I hope — she would enjoy my interpretation of one of the two relationships mentioned in this story.  I hope she also enjoys the other relationship. Chronologically, this takes place between the events of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and "Captain America: Civil War.” One further note: the two bits of Russian I include roughly map out to "dangerous beloved," and "Oh, my God." I apologize to Russian speakers for my Google Translate imperfections.
Edited by: the most excellent [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh. Thank you, beloved. 
Disclaimer: No characters are mine. They are the sole property of Marvel, Marvel Studios, Paramount Studios, ABC, and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement and take no coin.


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kaffyr: A picture of the Eighth Doctor (Eight in time)
Moar Birthdays - Hurrah!

Today, the giraffe-wary [livejournal.com profile] pitry celebrates her birthday. May it be free of the long-necked menaces, and full of all the things you'd like a birthday to feature, including cake, (if wanted); friends (as many as are comfortable, especially if they foot the bill); and happiness (ALL the happiness!) Natal salutations and celebrations!

Today is also a birthday for [livejournal.com profile] amberfocus, and I wish her the very best; I hope life with family is wonderful throughout 2017; I hope your muse, for both original fiction and fic, remains active, and that you have all the energy you want to create in both fields. Happy Birthday!

Dept. of Birthdays

Saturday, 11 February 2017 12:28 pm
kaffyr: (Porco Rosso friends)
Birthdays! Birthdays! Many Birthdays!

Yes, it's been a long time since I posted. It's also been a long time since I've responded to others' posts, which is really sad, because I've rolled past a lot of fascinating posts this past week, posts where people have talked about interesting political or literary issues, neat books they've read, or provided links to interesting stories that I've not investigated, talked about interesting fic events, updated people on their personal lives, and so much more. All those wonderful things and people that I didn't have the spoons to investigate ....

So it's Saturday now, and sometimes the best way to get back on the motorbike, the horse, or the broom is to wish people happy belated birthdays, which I will now do, because birthdays are worth celebrating - hey, everyone who has a birthday is still here, enriching the world!

On Jan. 31, 
[personal profile] flowsoffire  celebrated a birthday. I wish both she and I were around more to interact here, because she is really a pure delight. I'm in awe of her language abilities, I think her writing's cool, and I like getting a little window into her corner of the world - but most of all, I like her. I hope your day was a good one!

On Feb. 2 [livejournal.com profile] nucleosides celebrated a birthday, and I hope it was exactly the type of birthday she wanted. She's strong, and patient, and she's determined to create the best life ever for the two little ones she loves. She also likes the Ninth Doctor, which I think is evidence of her eminent good taste. May this coming year be good to you!

On Feb. 4, [livejournal.com profile] beccadg celebrated her birthday. I'm sorry your birthday was on Superbowl Sunday - that sucks. I like knowing someone who also likes The Heroic Legend of Arslan (I'm still chuffed at the icons you gave me!) May your life over the next 365 days be happier and more fulfilling than expected, and filled with friends and love. 

On Feb. 8, 
[personal profile] harvey_rrit  became another year older - I hope the celebration was exactly what he wanted. He and I inhabit vastly different sections of the political rainbow, but perhaps the point of a rainbow is to be a rainbow. He is also far funnier than I am, and that's worth a lot. Plus, the tin dog is pretty awesome. I hope you have an excellent 2017. 

Also on Feb. 8, the lovely 
[personal profile] scripsi  celebrated a birthday. She deserves an excellent natal celebration, so I hope her friends and family gave her exactly that! I am glad we share so many of the same interests (the Doctor, of course, but also music and fan fiction, and I am so glad to have met you on the Internet!
kaffyr: (We used to dream)
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The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. 
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Emma Lazarus
kaffyr: (Silver is dangerous)
Title: Shadows on the Piazza
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Fandom: Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel
Characters: Liz Shaw, Silver
Summary: Sunshine breeds shadows, and friendship breeds concern; Elizabeth Shaw considers, and worries about, a most unusual friend.
Words: 1,034
Author's note: This is for the lovely 
[personal profile] lost_spook , written for the 2016 [community profile] fandom_stocking  fun. I almost consider it cheating, when I get to write for her, because I don't think I'll ever thank her enough for introducing me to Sapphire & Steel or to one of the more unusual friendships of which I've become incredibly fond. I hope she likes this. (Also, I hope she doesn't mind the inadvertent reference early on in the story. Ahem.)
Edited by: None but myself. I obsessively read and reread; if there are mistakes, they are mine alone, and I will correct them once alerted to them.
Disclaimer: None of the characters in this story are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC, Peter J. Hammond, ATV, and their various creators. I intend no infringement and take no coin.

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kaffyr: The Third Doctor goes into action (Action Three!)
Title: Osculatory Escapology
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters: Jo Grant, the Third Doctor, the Master (Delgado)
Words: 840
Summary: Aquiline nose, well trimmed beard, touch of grey … really, it was a shame about him being an evil alien megalomaniac,  Jo thought.
Author's note: This was written for 
[personal profile] liadtbunny  for the 2016 [community profile] fandom_stocking fun. Like her, I like the Third Doctor, and the original Master. 
Edited by: my beloved [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh
Disclaimer: Much as I wish it were otherwise, nothing in the Whoniverse, save the occasional original character, is mine. All others belong to the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement and take no coin. I do, however, love them, and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.

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kaffyr: (Goblin Emperor)
Title: The Giving and Receiving of Warmth
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Fandom: The Goblin Emperor
Words: 1,408
Characters: Maia Drazhar, Cala Athmaza
Summary: "They are capricious, friendly, aloof, sly, trusting, all of these things in one body," Cala said. "but most of them, it seems to us, enjoy interacting with anyone willing to treat them with kindness." The Emperor of the Elflands finds a new source of warmth.
Edited by: None but myself. I obsessively read and reread; if there are mistakes, they are mine alone, and I will correct them once alerted to them.
Author's note:This was written for 
[personal profile] nenya_kanadka , in the 2016 [community profile] fandom_stocking  fun. She is a fan of "The Goblin Emperor," possibly one of my favorite comfort books of all time. I hope she likes this story of Maia and Cala.
Disclaimer: I do not own the universe of "The Goblin Emperor." All its characters (with the exception of an original character here or there) are the sole property of Sarah Monette, in her guise as Katherine Addison. I intend no infringement and take no coin, but thank her for allowing me to play in her sandbox.

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kaffyr: (Csethiro with sword)
Title: Overheard from the Shadows
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Fandom: The Goblin Emperor
Words: 2,981
Characters: Csethiro Ceredin, Eshevis Tethimar, original characters
Summary: Hiding in the shadows, listening to conversations not meant for her ... Csethiro Ceredin should leave this darkened corridor, but she doesn't. A tale in which an untoward action gives birth to mercy.
Edited by: None but myself. I obsessively read and reread; if there are mistakes, they are mine alone, and I will correct them once alerted to them.
Author's note: This was written for 
[personal profile] hamsterwoman  for the 2015 [community profile] fandom_stocking  effort, and  I heartily apologize to her for the late IOU delivery.  I am truly embarrassed about my track record!  This was my first foray into fanfic for “The Goblin Emperor” — which may be my all-time favorite comfort read, and in which universe I truly wish the author would continue to write.  
Disclaimer: I do not own the universe of "The Goblin Emperor." All its characters (with the exception of an original character here or there) are the sole property of Sarah Monette, in her guise as Katherine Addison. I intend no infringement and take no coin, but thank her for allowing me to play in her sandbox.

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kaffyr: She's at a typewriter; is she legal? (Are Girls Legal?)
This I Believe


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Apologies for the large image, but you don't hide Lady Liberty's light under a bushel.

I live-streamed the Women's March on Washington. My First Born attended the march in Chicago. And, although I know it's just the beginning - continued resistance is hard work - I think knowing how much support, how many allies, there are around the world, is a tremendous boost.
kaffyr: The TARDIS says hello (Default)
Pictures. Pictures Are Good.

Warning - this will be an image heavy post, so it will be going under a cut (and let's hope the cut works!)

When I got back from Canada last fall, I promised pictures. I didn't deliver. And when last fall's political events started drowning me in the deepest of depressions, I promised I'd try to rise above it, at least occasionally. I haven't truly delivered on that, either.

So, before the start of another undoubtedly stressful week, I'll be giving you some pictures that make me smile. I hope you can enjoy them!

These are some pictures taken on the day of my stepdad, Rob Stirling's, birthday. His many kids, two stepkids, grandkids, at least one grandchild, and various spousal units, took him to Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, in hopes of sailing on The Bluenose, one of Canada's cultural icons. As you'll recall, we weren't able to sail, because the boat's electronics chose to misbehave, but the Bluenose's Captain was still able to present Rob with greetings from the Prime Minister, the Nova Scotian Premier, and various other People of Importance. You'll be able to figure out who Rob is; you'll see a boat load of his family; you'll also be able to ID the aging couple (including the woman with the horrible posture) as BB and I, and one would-be artistic picture of the Bluenose's mast. 


Here is an admittedly fuzzy picture of my brother Mac and Rob, wearing Chicago Cubs sweatshirts; those were my Christmas gifts to them, along with the copy of the Chicago Tribune that the two of them are holding. I was more than pleasantly surprised to hear how happy Mac was at getting his presents; I'd thought he might roll his eyes and just be polite about them, but he was genuinely excited, and said he was going to save the paper because of its historic value. I asked him to send me a picture, and he did. Cool! It's fuzzy, but it's still cool!

And here. )



And finally, here's a picture of one of my succulents with a completely unexpected flower. The last time it flowered was two or three years ago, when I got it from my daughter of the heart. I never expected it to bloom again. So that's kind of a great omen for 2017, right? 

And here! )
 

Dept. of Mondays

Monday, 9 January 2017 09:19 pm
kaffyr: Snark about fanfic (Adulthood? It's fanfic)
Adulting Is Haaaaaard

And I'm 61. 

Also, writing is getting less hard. 

But I'm still 61. 

Faced with further contemplation of all those facts, I am going to bed. 

Bonus comment. I have new slippers, about which I am overwhelmingly excited. 

See previous comments about being 61. 

ETA: Augh. I should have made it clear that yesterday was not my birthday, which was back last September. I was just whining about being old. Thanks to all for the birthday wishes, they will make my 62nd birthday, eight months or so from now, extra nice. 




Dept. of Chagrin

Monday, 2 January 2017 12:47 pm
kaffyr: Animation of a Ghibli film scene, water rolling into shore. (Anoesis)
 A [community profile] fandom_stocking  Apology

Folks, for the first time since 2011, when  I fell in love with 
[community profile] fandom_stocking  - the only "-athon" I write for, and the one that has given me such joy - I am most probably not going to be able to fill anyone's stocking. 

When I signed up myself, I was full of plans; I'd just finished the last two promised 2015 stocking stuffers, and I'd thought that had primed my creative pump. And, as I always do each season, I thought perhaps this was the year that I could focus on drabbles, or at least shorter stories. Plus, I had my vacation coming up, and I'd be able to write something every day ....

Yeah. Didn't happen. I can't even figure out definitively why, although last night I told BB it might be that finishing up those 2015 stories had, instead of priming the pump, run the well dry. God knows, this has been a terrible writing year for me; it's the first time since 2007 that I haven't been able to get at least one chapter of Hearts & Moons completed. 

The events of November also have affected me, perhaps more deeply than even I thought. 

Yesterday, the day before my vacation ended, I suddenly wrote two paragraphs of something, and I thought, "Aha! Adrenaline junkie time! You can at least get two stories done before my vacation, and perhaps a third one before the stockings go live ....

And then this morning, I burned my left index finger, ironing a shirt. It's bandaged up now, and doesn't hurt too much, but the bandage makes typing incredibly frustrating. I'm down from 80-plus words a minute to, I don't know, 30-40, what with having to fix up mistakes. GAAAAAAaarrrhh!

tl;dr - after burbling about 
[community profile] fandom_stocking , and looking forward to it, I don't think I can take part. I don't say it can't happen. Anything can happen, of course, and one never shuts the door, but - and there's an end to the sentence. 

Perhaps next year more of us can hang stockings, and I can fill all of them. 

*sighs, heads off to the grocery store*
kaffyr: (Darwin!)
2016, The Year That Was a Troll

2016 should have been fired about two weeks after it arrived. Unfortunately, it hung around, like that one guy at the party who manages to insult your parents, alienate your best friend, spill red wine on your best white shirt and possibly absquatulate with one or two pieces of heirloom silverware. Bad cess to 2016, then. And possibly bad cess to its younger brother, who is already looking to be the kind of unfortunate dudebro one hopes one's son won't emulate. I do not hold out much hope, I confess.

On the other hand, hope, like that pixilated aunt you adore even as you know you should worry about her, springs eternal. In fact, she refuses to give up springing, jumping, leaping, pogoing, and otherwise acting in a completely unbecoming fashion, while motioning you to join her on the dance floor. I suppose just one sproing couldn't hurt ....

Meanwhile, there are all of you out there, my friends and acquaintances, all of you eminently worthy individuals, each of you having added something positive to my life. I will, at least temporarily, hang onto my pixilated aunt as she pogos around the room, and wish you all the very, very best 2017. You are in my heart, each of you, and you have provided much of what joy 2016 offered me. 

So - wanna join me and Hope on the dance floor?

kaffyr: Sarah Jane Smith and her young team at the computer (Team Sarah Jane)
A Very Big Adventure Needs Lots of Help

Since many of you have probably already seen this, and helped boost the signal yourselves, I'll just say that 
[personal profile] a_phoenixdragon , one of the sweetest, most hard-working, most imaginative people you could hope to meet, a woman who writes, mothers, binds a family together with fierce intensity no matter what the world throws at her, is about to embark on a great - and expensive - adventure. As someone who moved here 35 years ago with two suitcases, I know what it takes to undertake such an adventure when it's only one person. Doing it with a family is an amazing challenge. 

Here's a link to her GoFundMe page. As she says in her message, it's probably the worst time of year to ask for financial help, but if you can do so, know it's going to a very, very good cause. If you can't, let other folks know, and perhaps they can. 


kaffyr: Still from Arakawa Under the Bridge (Arakawa afternoon)
Because I Remember, Eventually.

Happy Birthday (on the 20th, oh my god, I'm late, I'm late) [livejournal.com profile] apostle_of_eris! I am very glad I know you. You enrich my intellectual life, add laughter to my days, and are, in general, a most admirable creature. May this year be a good one for you, despite everything that it may bring!


kaffyr: The TARDIS in snowfall (Christmas TARDIS)
The Sky is Full of Stars

Most of them we will never know. God alone knows if we'll ever make our way out there. And God alone knows whether we're worthy of getting off this ball of mud, this little jewel. 

So here we sit, turning our world to bloody red, dirt grey, despoiling the place, and ourselves, body and soul.  We take pearls, and become swine - or worse than swine, because pigs are pretty damned smart animals, and we, with all our great big brains, are small and petty, dumb in a way that beasts never are, and unworthy of pearls. 

And yet. 

Somewhere, a father cradles his child and prays he can protect her; a mother hunts for something to make her son's eyes grow big with joy. 

Somewhere doctors fight death; somewhere men and women tear aside bomb-broken walls, in death's way themselves, to rescue their fellow human beings. 

Somewhere, a girl creates glorious art, a boy makes music that makes peoples' hearts glad. 

Somewhere, someone gives up being selfish and cowardly, even as she is frightened to death of being good. 

Somewhere, someone is reaching out to her, giving her the strength, because he knows what it's like to take that step.

Somewhere people are cleaning up their messes, and our messes, too, helping the sky stay blue and the earth still verdant.

Somewhere, someone is standing up to a bully, and maybe even reaching into the bully's heart and starting a sea change.

Somewhere, an old man gives wisdom to a young fool, and a young fool gifts the old man with joie de vivre. 

Somewhere, one scientist pulls aside the sky of stars and looks into the infinite, while her colleague peers into the microscope and finds the cure for Alzheimer's. 

Somewhere, hearts yearn for love, and are rewarded. 

It isn't much, against all the death, and filth, and despair.

But perhaps it's not us doing the judging. 

We have always excelled at beating the odds, we fearfully arrogant humans. And perhaps, says the woman who isn't even sure one exists, except at the darkest time of year  when she needs one, there's a God out there, forgiving us our arrogance, loving us for it, saying, "Alright, you beloved cheeky monkeys, another year. I can't bear to give you up. I love you."

It's a gift I'll take. 

And to all of you magnificent people out there, here's a gift I've proffered before: my riff on "It's A Wonderful Life."


kaffyr: (Thin Man Christmas)
I. Am. On. Vacation. 

Which should give me a chance to:

1. Decorate the tree that's been standing, nude, in our livingroom for the past two days. Late start, anyone?
2. Finish my holiday cards. I got 19 out this week and if I can get the same number done tomorrow, people will get them before ... uh ... New Year's? Maybe?
3. Tell the story of Andy's tale of woe - stolen guitar, smashed car window - which then turned into an honest-to-god Christmas tale of loveliness.
4. Wrap presents.
5. Cook a goose. 
6. Write ALL THE FIC for 
[community profile] fandom_stocking . (I have a stocking up myself, and here it is, but that's not quite as important as WRITING ALL THE FIC.)

More, later, after I've decompressed into holiday cheer. Oh, and a martini

ETA: Huh. I can't get through to LJ, ("Bad Gateway") and it's not cross-posting. Anyone else seeing those problems?. 
kaffyr: (Silver!)
Title: Hachi
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Characters: Sapphire, Silver, Steel
Words: 2,235
Summary: Bridges can be utilitarian or they can be beautiful. In either case, they allow people to cross obstacles and travel from one place to another  - or, in the case of Elements, to break through hostile attacks of Time and rescue one of their own. Trust Silver to have an elegant touch ....
Author's note: Now, just as the 2016
[community profile] fandom_stocking fun is in full swing, I have finally made good on my 2015 [community profile] fandom_stocking  IOU to [personal profile] liadtbunny . I cannot begin to describe the chagrin with which I view my laggardly efforts. 
Edited by: the priceless [livejournal.com profile] dr_whuh
Disclaimer: None of the characters in this story are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC, Peter J. Hammond, ATV, and their various creators. I intend no infringement and take no coin.


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I have never.... )
kaffyr: (Rabbit Mom 2)
Not Dead, Not Even Really Sleeping

It's just that I'm not doing much at all, or at least it seems that way. 

In what I suppose I can call some sort of victory, I finally finished my 2015 
[community profile] fandom_stocking  stories. 

You read that correctly. My 2015 stories. As 
[community profile] fandom_stocking  2016 is well underway. 

Sweet weeping god of fanfic on a rubber crutch. 

Tomorrow, I have another endoscopy, to see if the infection I had in my throat has been taken care of. I'm going to head for bed, but first? I guess I'll upload that last 2015 story and alert its recipient. Who may well be bemused, amused, and confused. 

Then it's on to this year!

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.....

*twitches, remembers she hasn't even started her holiday cards, twitches some more*
kaffyr: Still from Arakawa Under the Bridge (Arakawa afternoon)
Happy Birthday to All of You

Back on Nov. 26, [livejournal.com profile] othermewriter had her birthday. It's been a long time since she's been around, but I hope she's doing well. I always liked her appreciation of Donna and the Ninth Doctor, and it would be lovely to see her again around these parts. Many happy returns of the day to you!

Just yesterday, the long-vanished 
[personal profile] lonewytch  celebrated her birthday. She is an Eleven and River fangirl, and has written lovely fiction and elegant, thought-provoking meta. I miss seeing her here and I hope her life has been full of good things. May it also be full of good things in the year to come.

Today ... today is the birthday of the long-absent (oops; I'm beginning to see a pattern here) 
[personal profile] spiderine , who I always enjoyed reading for her well-written and often unnerving fic - from Torchwood to MCU Cinematic and Who in general - as well as for her trenchant, often creatively profane, and always well-considered commentary on the world. I hope she is doing well, and that she could observe her birthday with a smile, and with friends. 

Finally, I can wish Happy Birthday to the quite present (hurrah!) 
[personal profile] azalaisdep . After a bit of an absence, this lovely person has returned, talking about the small things that make her happy, and that, in turn, makes me happy (and many others, I suspect.) She has written wonderful LotR fic, and is, all in all, a tiny bit of a treasure. Happy Birthday to you!
kaffyr: (Clara and 11 journey)
I Saw "Arrival"

And it was pretty much magnificent. Dennis Villeneuve has created an amazing film based on Ted Chiang's novella "Story of Your Life." I have not read the story, but based on what I saw today, I'll be buying it soon. 

It is elegant, intellectually clean, unsettling, and challenging. It is emotionally sonorous. It is beautiful. Amy Adams deserves so much praise for every minute change on her face and in her eyes. Every character, human or otherwise is treated with respect and, as a result, acts in ways that are understandable. The music is amazing, the message about humanity, language, love, and fear, and time, and more, are what you make of them. 

If this doesn't win a ton of awards, I will be very disappointed. 
kaffyr: Amy in profile in Byzantium garden (Amy remains in light)
Happy Delayed Birthday to Two Wonderful People

Years ago now, I met two lovely young women on TWoP; fellow Doctor Who fans, fellow science fiction fans, and fellow genre television fans. 

More than that, however, they were lovers of language, and people of faith. They combined those two things and have found a mission, and a path. I don't share their faith, but I'm proud to know people who live theirs. 

I hope your Nov. 24 birthdays were very good ones; I wish the coming year treats you well - all the best, [livejournal.com profile] mack_the_knife and [livejournal.com profile] namarie24!

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