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Wow. It's... been a very long time since I last updated this journal. Um. I'm not actually dead? I haven't even been gone- I just mainly use this account to leave comments and to keep track of various authors via my Reading Page, apparently.

To keep this post from being a complete waste of time, I give you:

3 Things that have made Theodosia happy recently!

1. Embers, by Vathara.
Dragon's fire is not so easily extinguished; when Zuko rediscovers a lost firebending technique, shifting flames can shift the world...
Vathara is one of my favorite authors of all time, and this is one of her best stories, IMHO. It's an ongoing Avatar AU in which Zuko is less of an idiot, Iroh is a Retired Badass, and there is lots of awesome worldbuilding. The fic currently has 12 chapters and 84,103 words, with lots more yet to come. I have to admit, I do the Dance of Fanfic Joy whenever a new chapter alert arrives in my inbox. ^_^

2. Connections, by Sophie3.
HP/Naruto. It was the kind of stupid crazy thing that would happen in one of ero-sensei's novels. But this Potter kid was Sasuke's family, which made him Team 7 family and there was no way in hell they were going to let any murdering brother take that away.
Awesome, awesome, awesome Harry Potter/Naruto crossover fic! A little slow paced, maybe, but everyone is *perfectly* in character. I've read a lot of HP/Naruto crossover fics. A lot of them have been really bad, some have been quite good. But this is the fic I consider to be the gold standard of them all. A work in progress with 32 chapters and 67,320 words.

3. [personal profile] synecdochic posted part 3 of Roll With It, and it was excellent. This was the first real update since December of last year. I know she's been really busy with, oh, building dreamwidth, but I was still ridiculously happy to see it appear on my Reading Page.

And that's all for now! What's made you happy lately?

good stuff

May. 28th, 2009 10:11 pm
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My family & I saw the new Star Trek movie last Sunday. I know I'm a bit behind the times, but it was AWESOME.

Hung out with L & watched FMA on Wednesday- much fun.

And today I went to B&N after work, and read C.J. Cherryh's new Foreigner book, Conspirator. The amount of love I have for it cannot be fully put into words. I think this might be my favorite book of the series so far.

Now I'm waiting for Sarah Rees Brennan's book The Demon's Lexicon to come out- just five more days...
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The time between returning home and today was very, very nice. Lots of lazing about in the sunshine with my cats and reading (Terry Pratchett's Nation, finally! also Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett's Havemercy). Today- not so good. Well, it wasn't bad. I returned to my part time job, where I am a low-level grunt at a major retailer that shall remain nameless. It's better than my previous part time job, anyway. But they had me there for 9 hours today, and argh my feet have forgotten what it's like to spend that much time standing.

In better news, I finally have a firm plan to meet with my best friend L next week to start watching the first season of Fullmetal Alchemist! I've only seen a couple episodes so far, because I kept getting distracted by other shiny stuff. But not this time! L will keep me focused like a very focused thing and soon there will be pretty boys for everyone!