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Master Fic List

Doctor Who

Single Chapter Stories

Third Doctor
Ladies Living Sequentially (LJ)

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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External Links: Ao3; Teaspoon

Meta

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Dept. of Organization

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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Dept. of AAAAAAAaaaaaaaa

OH, CRAP 

Crap, crappity crap.
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Dept. of Birthdays

Many Happy Returns of the (Almost Too Late) Day!

Happy birthday to 
[personal profile] flowsoffire , who is one of the sweetest people it's been my pleasure to meet online. I am so glad to know you, and I hope your birthday, and the year following it, were, are, and will be wonderful!  This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/396979.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.
Title: Dreaming of a Sea of Stars
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr 
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Characters: Sapphire, Silver, Steel, Lead, Ruby, Copper, Jet
Words: 1,565
Summary: Silver is curious about them. Steel doesn't want to talk about them. It is up to Sapphire to find an escape route.
Author's note:  This was written, with all best wishes for a great 2016, for [personal profile] kerravonsen , during the 2015 Fandom Stocking fun. She and I are both Sapphire and Steel fans and we once talked about the dream logic of the show. This is, perhaps, a way to let dream logic help out our favorite Elements.
Edited by: Me. Although I reviewed it obsessively, there may be misspellings, mistakes, and missteps, all of which are solely my fault.
Disclaimer: None of the characters in this story are mine. They are the sole property of Peter J. Hammond, ATV and their various creators. I intend no infringement and take no coin.

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Dept. of Kwizeeen

I Have ...

... made a 10-pound lasagne.*

Fear me.



*With the help of my beloved sous-chef. At 8:30 at night.



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Dept. of Slight Disappointment

Legends of Tomorrow

Based on trailers, and on reviews by TV types and also by people on my f'list,  and by my membership in the Arthur Darvill appreciation society, I watched the premiere of  the CW network's "Legends of Tomorrow."  I won't be watching it again.

I don't know; I think it might be a case of "It's not you, it's me" when it comes to DC comic adaptations. I was never a DC comics fan, and that seems to have carried over to most of the live media DC adaptations.

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Dept. of Birthdays, Delayed Edition

Brain Drain on Birthdays

I have been a bad birthday wish deliverer. Back on Jan. 19, 
[personal profile] canaan  celebrated a birthday, and so I'm taking this time to wish her the best in the coming year. She's a wonderful writer and a tough, determined, funny, intelligent person who deserves the best that life can provide her, and definitely nothing less than the best. Happy 2016 to you, and I hope we see you around these parts soon!

Even further back (Jan. 16), 
[personal profile] penlessej , a fellow Canadian whose thoughtful posts on Canadian politics and the history thereof I really enjoy reading, had his birthday. I hope your day was a good one, and that you have an excellent  year with the right balance of time in port and time on the water. I'm glad I "met" you on Teh Intarwebz, and i look forward to chatting with you in future! This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/395690.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.

DW Fic: Doctors and Nurses

Title: Doctors and Nurses
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr
Fandom: Dr. Who
Characters: The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams Pond
Words: 1,826
Summary: "Every time we walk out of the TARDIS, you put us in danger. You put her in danger. This is the end of it." How Rory learned the unexpected obvious.
Author's note: This was written, with a great deal of love, for [personal profile] a_phoenixdragon during the 2015 [community profile] fandom_stocking fun. She has a particular fondness for the Eleventh Doctor and his relationship with Rory Pond Williams. This is my first time writing about their relationship.
Edited by: My magnificent and beloved dr_whuh
Disclaimer: As always, all characters are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I own no copyright and earn no coin; I simply love them, and thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.

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Dept. of Unwanted Inevitability

Well, Damn. He's Leaving.

I'm a Doctor Who fan, which means I am — or should be — used to, and understanding of, the inevitable changes that come with the show. Doctors, Companions, even TARDISes, they all change. Writers come and go, as do directors. So do producers, that old-fashioned name for show-runners.

And today, I learned that my favorite Doctor Who show-runner, Steven Moffat has put in his papers, and will be leaving at the end of 2017. 

Damn. Double-damn.

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As I
 said, I'm a Doctor Who fan. I can do change. 

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DW Fic: Founding of the Firm

Title: Founding of the Firm
Author: [personal profile] kaffyr  
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters: Clara Oswald, Ashildr|Lady Me, the Twelfth Doctor
Rating: PG-13
Words: 1,566
Summary: This could be the start of a beautiful friendship: A woman who can't die and another who is no longer alive set out to see a great many worlds.
Author's note: This was written, with a great deal of affection for [personal profile] clocketpatch , during [community profile] fandom_stocking  2015. Like me, she likes Clara Oswald. I hope she enjoys my idea of what might have happened after the Doctor left that Nevada diner.
Edited by: My beloved 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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DW Fic: Through A Glass, Sideways

Title: Through a Glass, Sideways
Author:
[personal profile] kaffyr :
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters: the Eleventh Doctor, River Song, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald, the TARDIS
Rating: PG-13
Summary: He shouldn't have thought they'd get away with it unscathed. The Doctor learns what happened after his wife short-circuited a fixed point in time whilst in a Manhattan graveyard.
Author's Note: This was written for
[personal profile] juliet316 as part of the 2015 [community profile] fandom_stocking effort, after noticing that she likes both the Eleventh Doctor and River Song. A note: This story follows hard on the heels of my story "Stoney End," which I wrote as a fixit of sorts for "The Angels Take Manhattan." This story will make much more sense if you read that first.
Edited by: My beloved
dr_whuhand the delightful [personal profile] a_phoenixdragon
Disclaimer: As always, much as I might wish it were otherwise, all characters are the sole property of the BBC and their respective creators. I intend no copyright infringement and take no coin. I do, however, thank the BBC for letting me play in its sandbox.

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Dept. of Birthdays, Delayed Edition

To [personal profile] ljgeoff , Delayed Birthday Greetings

Among the many lovely people I've met and learned to treasure since getting into online Dr. Who fandom is ljgeoff.  I've also had the luck of meeting her in the flesh, and she is as delightful in three dimensions as she is in two.  She's thoughtful, adventurous,hard-working (and how!), brave, caring, gifted with more energy in her little finger than I have in my whole body, worried about the world we live in (and succeeded in making me think seriously about that world myself), and willing to help anyone in need. On top of all that, she is a talented and sophisticated writer of both fic and original fiction.

My dear, I am at least four days late, but I wanted to tell you anyhow; my the coming year bring you peace, accomplishment, love, strength, and joy.


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DW Fic: How to Fall, How to Rise

Title: How to Fall, How to Rise
Author: 
[personal profile] kaffyr 
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters: The Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswin Oswald, Missy
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Curiosity is definitely overrated: Clara's thoughts with and about Missy, during "The Witch's Familiar."
Author's note: This was written for [personal profile] ravenskyewalker  as part of the 2015 [community profile] fandom_stocking  challenge. She mentioned both the Twelfth Doctor and Clara and I hope she enjoys this look at a missing scene from Clara's point of view during and shortly after The Witch's Familiar. For those interested, Missy's dialogue is taking directly from the episode, as are any interactions between the Twelfth Doctor and Missy.
Edited by: My beloved 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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Dept. of Passages

Waiting for the Gift of Sound and Vision

David Bowie's death was the first news story I saw when I awoke this morning. And, like millions around the world, my first thought was "No, he can't be dead - he's David Bowie!"

Of course, he could be dead, and he is, and there's a very big hole in our world.

There's also a little ragged hole in my own heart. Not because I grew up with his songs; I didn't - he came to North American attention after I graduated high school, and left university. I was peripherally aware of him as a young adult, but my first "Wow!" reaction about Bowie came when I watched "The Man Who Fell To Earth," rather than through listening to his music.

That changed when I came to Chicago, after Bob opened so many musical doors for me. I finally got to listen to "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"; I learned that you really need to turn up "Suffragette City" to 11 to get the full impact; I bopped to the funk of "Young Americans"; I was continually impressed by his persona changes, his refusal early on to adhere to gender expectations, his journey through different music styles, his blending of art, fashion, and music.

When Bob and I were making a run at rock and roll stardom with our bassist Dr. Gonzo, we did a weird (but it worked musically and, oddly, thematically, I think) little medley of "Heroes" with the Beach Boys' "Do It Again." I had to learn the lyrics to Heroes, which led to listening to the entirety of both Low and Heroes.

And that's when Bowie got into my psyche.

I'm a lyrics person. I'm also pretty linear, which meant that sometimes, Bowie's very non-linear lyrics left me off-kilter and, yes, very occasionally unimpressed. But when I heard "Heroes," when I heard "Sound and Vision" that all changed. In my eyes those two songs revealed glimpses of an extraordinarily opaque artist. Those glimpses left me incredibly impressed.

As much as I loved "Heroes" - and listening to it this morning brought tears to my eyes - it really was "Sound and Vision" that made me into a Bowie fan.

The austere but gorgeous Zen acceptance of "I will sit right down, waiting for the gift of sound and vision" told me so much about Bowie, about his love of music, his love of observation, his love of the world, his growth as a human. It made me want to be a better human myself, although it's hard to connect the dots between the words and my reaction to them (a little like Bowie's lyrics, perhaps.) I wish we could all sit down and wait for that gift - and appreciate it when it's granted, because sound and vision help connect us with the world.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Bowie.

Here's "Sound and Vision."




Here's "Heroes": This is a live version of Heroes because, damn, he looked so happy to be singing it, and damn, he did such a good job on it.



And here's his last release, "Lazarus" - the video and music go together so well, and seem to anticipate his death; it's marvelous, and chilling.




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Dept. of Woo-hoo!

So: [community profile] fandom_stocking 

The reason I haven't been posting over the last few days is that I descended into full on Writing For Stockings mode. I'm a dreadfully slow writer, but I actually managed eight relatively lengthy fics, did a few graphic greetings and ... and I may have time before the slightly-delayed-by-moderator-migraine Friday stocking reveal to do more. I am, for a wonder, happy!


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Dept. of Starting Anew

Here's to A Happy New Year

Some of my online friends have long since celebrated leaving 2015 and entering 2016. I am just getting ready to join friends here in Chicago for dinner and then champagne at midnight, and I wanted to thank everyone out there in my pixiled and pixilated online world for helping me get through 2015.

It was one hell of a year:

I navigated through the extreme oddity of working for the same people, but in a new and less friendly (but hopefully more financially secure) company.

I dealt with one significant emotional upheaval, in part because of that, and physical problems, including back spasms, that ultimately brought about something good: for the first time since my 20s, I'm exercising regularly. It hasn't kept my weight down; I regained about 2/3rds of the weight I lost between 2009 and 2014, but I'm relatively certain that I'm in better shape.

I turned 60.

My son went through one major upheaval at the beginning of the  year, and managed to survive it with a little help from those who loved him. He is still with his lady friend; they survived a summer on the road together, and he came back and, again with the help of people who love him, found a job that he is enjoying, that pays him more than his mother makes, and that promises him stability. AND he has been able to exercise his intellect and talent by writing radio comedy/drama, acting in his first Panto, and returning to music by playing and writing for a band that's trying to make it.

I spent another year with the man I love.

Those things helped me continue in the job (remember the job at the top of this list), which has become progressively more difficult to love.

I didn't finish Hearts And Moons. 2016 or bust!

And I had another 365 days of knowing you, meeting you, talking to you and having my life be generally enriched by you.

May your 2016 be good; may it be free from pain and financial insecurity. May it be full of love, shored by friends and enriched by creativity.

Thank you for being there.


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Dept. of Follow Up

There Has To Be a Morning After. Is It Here Yet?

So. Day (checks calendar) four of back pain, Day 2-3 of notable back pain.
What has this taught us,[personal profile] kaffyr ? It's taught us two things: 1) do not, repeat, do not, give up exercises for the holidays and 2) do not make Christmas dinner for nine people ever again, not even if you spread the prep time over two days.
Why? Well, it's possible that I might have survived Christmas dinner prep had I not given up the exercises.Possible, but not probable.

Brief sort-of-detour; after this Christmas, BB and I realized we simply can't handle that kind of social engagement anymore. It doesn't make us happy to admit it, because the two of us used to love throwing parties and parts of  us still do. But physically, we are simply not up to it, and emotionally it's kind of draining as well. After we (and by "we" I largely mean BB and my lovely FB) got the place cleaned up post-Christmas, we sat in the livingroom, looked at each other, and said "That's the last one."

End of sort-of-detour. For me, the damage was more immediate. the simple act of standing at the kitchen counters and table prepping, mixing, etc., is dangerously apt to coax spasms out of retirement. Even hiking our table up a couple of inches so that I don't have to bend over so much doesn't help enough. And without my exercises to keep the relevant muscles in shape ... well, welcome back, back spasms.

They've been kind of bad since Monday. I've used our teeny-tiny jacuzzi bathtub three times in fewer than 24 hours because that affords me some temporary relief, and I've gone back to doing my exercises with a vengeance. That helps too. Most drug relief I hold off on until bedtime if at all possible because I get some of it from BB and I don't want to be profligate with his largesse.


And I know I'm a fan, because the thing that bothers me most about this is that the pain is keeping me from writing, and [community profile] fandom_stocking 's reveal date is speeding toward me. I've only got two stories done, although a third is in process. I want to get four or five more done. Help me, fandom godlets,you're my only hope! GAH!


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Dept. of Exhaustion

Christmas Has Been Had 

It was good. The dishwasher broke. I have an extremely sore back that doesn't allow me to bend over. 

And it was still good. 


(The four hour clean-up tomorrow? Perhaps not so great. But that's expected.)

I hope everyone who celebrated had a good day. See you tomorrow. Sometime, while I hunt for an appliance repair man on Boxing Day. Or I could just wash dishes by hand, the way god intended ....)
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Dept. of Christmas Eve

Fighting Against the Dark

I'm sitting here, listening to extremely eclectic Christmas music, the Best Tree Ever bright and shiny to my right, my beloved BB and FB in front of me. It's Christmas Eve, and, as usual, I haven't gotten everything I wanted to get done today actually done. But, as is not actually as usual, I'm not too worried about it.

I got the faux mince mix done, and it's marinating now, ready to be put into a pie tomorrow morning. I got the cranberry relish made, and I made the two dressings (a sausage dressing and one that's nominally vegetarian, although it's hardly got any vegetables in it, just loads of artery-hardening yummy fat-soaked carbs, because it's my Nana's traditional sage dressing, and I should probably end this overloaded parenthetical ark right here) and they are baking now.

Tomorrow, it'll be time to cook the goose, the corn casserole, the mashed potatoes and the Berghoff-style creamed spinach. And maybe a pumpkin pie, although one guest is bringing cheesecake, and another one is bringing a Sicilian cake. And of course it will also be time to race around, trying to make the place look a little better before the guests arrive.

But tonight ... tonight, I'm very happy.

I looked back at a few of my past Christmas posts, and I wish that I could replicate some of the elegance that occasionally glinted out from my prose. But this year, I don't have much that's elegant to say.

Tonight, we will be watching The Snowman, and It's a Wonderful Life together  (if the three of us don't conk out ... it's gotten late, and we're all exhausted.) Both of these are Christmas traditions for us.

Folks who know me know how much I love It's a Wonderful Life. It's a complicated, sophisticated, deeply realistic but ultimately hopeful little cinematic myth, and it says so much about family, love, anger, disappointment, hope, the turning of rage into joy ... it's all about fighting against the dark, and I never get tired of it, I never stop crying, or laughing, or ultimately being made that little bit happier by it.

Years ago, I wrote three little vignettes based on the movie. It's a Wonderful Life fanfic, I suppose. I present them again here, with love. (They aren't under a cut, because I can't seem to make cuts work tonight. Forgive the word dump.)


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Dept. of Still Here

Still Here, Redux (Christmas Planning Edition)

Today is sunny and cold, probably one of the last cold days we'll have before Christmas.

I awoke in an odd but positive mood, very early (for me, on a weekend), got up and did my exercises, after two days of not doing them. It felt good. I watered the still undecorated Christmas tree and the plants, listening to instrumental Christmas music all the while (oh, Shoutcast Radio, I love you!)

Bob got up, and we decided what we were going to have as our Christmas dinner, changing the menu a bit, since he can no longer eat fibery things. No brussel sprouts, damn it. But goose! And two types of dressing, and creamed spinach and a corn casserole, and a (quick and dirty) mince pie, because I miss mince pie, and pumpkin pie, and cranberry relish and Green Slime ... yes, that's what it's called, and I'll probably tell you more about it later.

I am happy about hosting Christmas, and I want to make it a good place for our friends whose wife and mother is in what is essentially hospice care, something that happened relatively recently, and both the son and husband are overloaded and still in emotional shock. They want to come, and we need to provide them a resting space, so Christmas dinner is good. 

But dinner requires planning, something I'm not very good at, usually. Today, however ... planning occurred. I am somewhat suspicious of my subconscious, but I'll let this bit of unusual efficiency run as long as possible. That'll include cleaning, vacuuming, washing the duvet ... yes, hurrah for efficiency, let it last as long as possible!

Tonight? Decorate!

I have three more working days before 9 or so days off. I am looking forward to time to write for 
[community profile] fandom_stocking , and to relax. 

Ha. Relax. Ha. 

I've sent out 38 or so Christmas and Holiday/Turn of the Year cards, and the sun is shining (as I believe I mentioned previously), and I'm about to go on a goose hunting trip. Hurrah!
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Dept. of Still Here

Yes, I'm Still Here  

I'm hoping to get back into the habit of posting, but the search I've done of the sofa cushions hasn't been successful in unearthing all the spoons I've misplaced. Gah. 

I've managed to send out 32 holiday cards, and I'm going to try to put another 15 or so into the mail tomorrow or the next day.  And I'm doing 
[community profile] fandom_stocking  research so I can begin filling stockings, although that might not get started in earnest until my vacation begins next week (yes, vacation at Christmas; BOO-yah ....)

My own stocking is over here, for those who are interested. 

And now, after a long day - it began with a power outage, continued with locking myself out of my car, and ended with an evening meeting - I'm going to toddle off to bed. Take care, and talk to you all again relatively soon, I hope. 
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Dept. of Family, Who, and More

Dreaming after "Hell Bent"

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More, anon, but for now - dream things!

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Yes, I know; that was all very exciting for you to read, wasn't it?
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Dept. of That's Good Readin'

Prayer Shaming, My Aunt Fanny!

Within the first 2 seconds after I saw the front page that the New York Daily News* planned to publish after the San Bernardino shootings, I also saw messages from people wailing that this was "prayer shaming." (Full disclosure, I was seeing all of this in what passes for real time on Twitter.)

The responses came so fast and were so alike that they raised a red flag in my head, and I was pretty sure that there were large numbers of people grabbing onto "prayer shaming" in an effort to blow smoke and obscure the real problem after yet another mass shooting - too many fucking guns and not enough intelligent gun control.**

Now, with thanks to
[personal profile] supergee , I've been able to read Charles Pierce's measured response to the "prayer shaming" concept and the people who use it; if you wish, you can, too.

* Which is a rag, but it seems to have the right idea occasionally.
**By intelligent, I mean, no, not people coming to take your guns or your liberty. I mean, simply, what the words say; just a bit of control, if you please, Mr. LaPierre.


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Dept. of Holiday Fun

[community profile] fandom_stocking !!

For many people it's [community profile] yuletide . Others have other online gift, fic, and everything else exchanges that they love. But for me, [community profile] fandom_stocking says Holiday Fun like nothing else. Consider this my invitation to join me by hanging your own stocking up.

Here's the sign-up sheet - and I hope loads of people on my f'list sign up — because that way, I can fill your stockings, which gives me a great deal of joy.

I really want to emphasize that hanging your stocking in no way mandates that you fill anyone else's stocking. That's not what this is about, at least not for me. I guess that I'm being a little selfish, because this is the time of year that I love to write in, the time of year when I hunt down recipes I think people might like, or look for pictures that I can make into greeting cards with my incredibly tyro graphic abilities, the time I pore through peoples' wish lists to see if I can fulfill any of those wishes. Over the past four years, in fact, fandom_stocking has come to mean something very special to me in this holiday period.

So ... if you used to take part and haven't for a while, consider starting up again. If you've never done
[community profile] fandom_stocking , consider doing it, even if it's just to shut me up.

If you don't have the time or inclination I do, all my urgings to the contrary, understand. Consider this my one effort to pimp for what I think is a lovely little community.










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