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k2daisy: (Daisy - plucking)
Made some changes to my flist. I've been on LJ for almost 8 years now, and what I used it for when I started has changed a lot over the years. People come and go, interests come and go, it's the way life is. There were some names on the list that I don't even remember who they are, and there are others where our interests have grown completely apart. It is of course, always Defriending Amnesty Day here, so if you are ever tired of reading me, feel free to do the same.

Take care of yourselves!
k2daisy: (Bosco)
Yay, the author names have been revealed for Yuletide! My, my, my, my friends are sneaky and excellent authors! Several of the stories I recced were written by you guys. :)

[livejournal.com profile] mandysbitch, congrats on The War At Home. LOVED it, and I for one am MOST appreciative that you got Stephanie out of her rut. If only Evanovich could do so!

And [livejournal.com profile] therealjae wrote Sun of a New Season and 40 Miles North of Presidio AND Falling Quiet. Sneaky! I suppose I should have guessed you'd write FNL. Heh.

I was completely wrong about the authors of Strangers in a Strange Land (it felt like a [livejournal.com profile] vaznetti crossover to me!) and We'll Take What We Can Carry, and We'll Leave The Rest (my guess was [livejournal.com profile] hossgal), but brava to the real authors, hyperfocused and luzdeestrellas, respectively.

And my very own gift, my beloved A Can of Beer and Thou, was written by Zortified, who I am astonished I didn't know before now. How can someone who knows Bosco that well have gone unnoticed by me before?

++++

My own story was a Rescue Me fic, Breaking the Ice, for [livejournal.com profile] starlurker. I don't have much to say about the writing process for this, because it just popped out of me fully formed just when I least expected it. But if [livejournal.com profile] starlurker is reading this, I want to say I actually TRIED to write the Luke/Noah story you wanted for ATWT, but it kept meandering and never took off into anything more than one brief scene. But I was so pleased and excited to have seen the prompt (I love ATWT, and it's hard to find people online who do), and I wish I could have fulfilled that one for you too.

Now it is time to wander off and see if some of my other friends wrote things in fandoms I am familiar with, so I can read and enjoy them. [livejournal.com profile] jesshelga? [livejournal.com profile] orangetip? Will I know your fandoms?
k2daisy: (Bosco in Blue)
More [livejournal.com profile] yuletide recs, before the big reveal:

New Cuisine -- Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe series. Saul and Fritz, I never would have imagined it. But this writer made it plausible, and enjoyable.

We'll Take What We Can Carry, and We'll Leave The Rest -- Fried Green Tomatoes (movie). Made me cry. I think I recognized the author's tone, and if I'm right, hats off to you, my friend.

The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down -- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. I love, love, LOVE stories that can do the tone of canon pitch-perfect, and this story does it brilliantly. Sheer genius.

All Your Cares Beguile -- Stephen King's The Stand. Nick and Larry (my two favorite characters) have a conversation. I'm not a slash girl so I don't know why I was drawn to this, but I was, and it got me.

Halfway Enough -- Friends. I stopped watching Friends a few years before it ended, but I followed along enough to know what happened in the end. This is a nice, believable post-script.

and still more tomorrow -- Remington Steele. I must confess, I loved Remington Steele not because of Steele or even Laura (who was my 2nd favorite), but because of Murphy. I never loved it as much after he left. Oh, MURPH.

The Fearless Moral Inventory of Millhouse Van Houten -- The Simpsons. Millhouse grows up, but he's still in love with Lisa. This is wonderful -- the voices are just right.

I'm almost afraid to rec this, because it is VERY BAD AND WRONG, but sometimes you just need a little WRONGNESS in your life. So if you haven't yet, check out Why Sex Ed Should Stay in Schools (Sesame Street). Consider it the Care Bears BDSM of Yuletide 2007.

Finally, The War at Home -- Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. A must-read for anyone who's read or given up on this series. The Yuletide author managed to do what Evanovich herself cannot: she got Stephanie moving out of the rut she's been in too long. I was upset at first by the way she did it (no spoilers!), but I have to admit it was needed, and it worked. Plus, Tank and Lula! I'm a few novels behind; is that canon? It should be!

I'm getting very curious about the reveal; there have been a few where I think I recognize the authors -- and I am DYING to know who knows Third Watch so well they were able to write such a perfect Bosco in less than a day. If they're not already on my flist, THEY WILL BE.
k2daisy: (Bosco Food)
First of all, I am very, VERY proud that the very first -- and as yet only *g* -- Third Watch fanfic in the Yuletide archive was written expressly for MEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Bosco and Yokas were great with the angst and torment, but they also did excellent work in the lighter storylines. This fic reads like one of those, where the humor comes from the way they interact with each other, the way Faith was a ROCK STAR for putting up with Bosco at his most obnoxious. A Can of Beer and Thou, check it out.

(I know the story was written by a pinch-hitter, and I swear, I almost think it might have been someone on my flist. Whoever it is gave me EXACTLY the Asshole Bosco that I love. Who else would know that unless they've been listening to me swoon over him all these years? Hee!)

Second of all, there are some awesome stories coming from shows I adore. Such as:

-If you liked and miss The Class, you will enjoy An Unexpected Christmas. Not a pairing I expected, but the voices in it ring true.

-For the Mac/PC commercial fans, Hasta La Vista and Hanging Out, BFF are worth reading. COOKIES. Genius!

-Friday Night Lights has a number of good stories, including:
Permutations -- not all the pairings worked for me, but the Matt/Julie and Tim/Tyra tore at my heart.
Sun of a New Season -- Tami and Julie, still working on figuring each other out.
The Biggest Win -- Coach meets Mrs. Coach for the first time. As messily perfect as you thought it would be.
That Guy -- Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, BILLY!

There's a bunch more in that fandom I still have to read, too.

-The definitive How I Met Your Mother fic this year for me is Leave No Man Behind. I've been a secret Robin/Barney shipper for a while now; this story cements that for me. It is legen -- wait for it -- DARY. Suit Up is a lot of fun as well.

-I don't particularly remember loving Jennifer Crusie's "Faking It" (I like "Crazy for You" more), but Do wa diddy makes me want to pull out my copy and read it again. Very fun.

-The greatest thing about Medium is the wonderful oasis of normalcy in the middle of all the chaos. A Morning Conversation highlights that, letting Joe and Lee have a much-needed conversation between the two of them, non-psychic to non-psychic.

-Northern Exposure is the perfect show to support a multi-fandom crossover, as exemplified in Strangers in a Strange Land. Not really shows I watch, but I did recognize most of them through fannish osmosis. Not sure about the Marilyn segment, though. Can anyone fill me in?

-I never saw Terminator 3, but knowledge of 1 and 2 is all that's needed to let How To Change the World Without Even Trying rip your heart to shreds. It's John's world through his eyes, and it's not easy.


I think I still have the Janet Evanovich and Rex Stout stories to dive into, but these are the ones I've found and loved so far!
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k2daisy: (Medium -- Det Hotness)
To my Yuletide writer:

Thank you so much for writing for me! I'm very excited. This is my first time participating in Yuletide; I've checked it out in the past and the fandoms available never really interested me. But as always I checked the nominations this year, and every single show I currently watch and/or have loved forever was on the list. Who could pass up an opportunity like that?

Read more... )
k2daisy: (Medium -- happy marriage)
From the [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 and all over my flist:

What are your five favorite canonical romances?

Hunh. Every last one of them is a long-term marriage, although of very different stripes.

1. Alison and Joe DuBois, Medium.
Until FNL arrived, this was the most real-feeling marriage on the air. The way they interact with each other, the way they raise their family together, the way they love each other, it's all just there as a fact of life for these two. They're awesome.

2. Coach and Mrs. Coach, Friday Night Lights.
Tami's feet on top of Eric's is the perfect image for them. That, and the fight under the table at the last-minute party. And when she told they were having another child. Oh, hell, everything about them is incredible.

3. Faith and Fred Yokas, Third Watch.
I never saw a couple really FIGHT on television before I saw them. Not just stupid sitcom arguing, but full-on 'I know you better than anyone and I know where you will bleed' fights. But it wasn't all that they were; their frustration was a function of the stress of Faith's job, the size of their apartment, trying to raise two kids in said small apartment, trying to figure out what they wanted in life, living with the wreckage of their families, the tragedies and disasters that befell them, and on and on and on. They had such fierce love for each other, too, which made their inexplicable breakup all the more inexplicable. They'd gotten through worse together, so they should have survived that too. But they didn't.

4. Frank and Joyce, Hill Street Blues.
Marriage made sexy. Smart made sexy. They were just flat-out sexy.

5. Luke and Laura Spencer, General Hospital.
The greatest thing about these two is that 25 years after their world-famous wedding, after all kinds of breakups and disappearances and traumas, you watch the way Luke looks at Laura, with that adoring gaze full of shock, awe, and devotion, like after all this time together he still can't really believe she loves him back, and it is physically impossible not to cry. Their reunion last year was absolutely magical, even if the re-wedding itself was a let-down.

+++++

In unrelated news, my husband rocks. I don't say that often enough.
k2daisy: (Ferris - Life Moves Fast)
It's that time of year when I do a little flist-trimming. I held onto a few defunct journals for several years, hoping people would return, but it doesn't look likely anymore. I also knocked out some duplicates and a few people I suspect aren't reading me anyway.

As always, feel free to defriend me anytime, and take care of yourselves! I'm sure we will bump into each other again, as the world is a very very small place.
k2daisy: (Faith - Crap to Say)
Title: 5 Times Faith Almost Applied for a New Partner, But Didn't After All
Fandom: Third Watch
Summary: See title.
Rating: Gen, some het, PG-13.
Notes: Because [livejournal.com profile] leadensky asked for the 5-things meme, and she doesn’t even know the show! What a pal. This one definitely could have used a beta.

5 Times Faith Almost Applied for a New Partner, But Didn't After All )
k2daisy: (Bosco in Blue)
Title: Five People Bosco Pulled Over But Didn’t Give a Ticket To
Fandom: Third Watch
Summary: See the title.
Rating: Gen, PG-13.
Notes: [livejournal.com profile] barkley asked for this one here. This is my first attempt at fanfic in a long, long while. It felt good. Probably could have used a beta, though. Maybe next time.

Five People Bosco Pulled Over But Didn’t Give a Ticket To )
k2daisy: (TW Acquired Taste)
There is a character often found in ensemble shows, someone who right from their first scene forces viewers to choose sides: you either love him or hate him (and they almost always are "him"s), a reaction which is immediate, visceral, and total. Nobody feels anything for this character halfway, and frankly, that's just the way he likes it. There's nothing halfway about him.

I am speaking, of course, of the Asshole.

Oooooh, Kristen's going all meta! It's been a while since she did that! )

Okay, so that just swallowed up my whole morning. Time to go get some chores done and whatnot!
k2daisy: (TW Acquired Taste)
*bawls*

Bosco running. They ended it with Bosco running.

Thank you, John Wells.



and then some more in-depth spoilers )

When is this show finally coming out on DVD? When, when??
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