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The Highlander Holiday Shortcuts stories are now revealed! Wahoo!

This is what I wrote:

A Dance Told in Six Parts
~10K words
Gen, Duncan/Methos/Amanda

This was a lot of fun to write. It's 90% silliness. A lot of hand-waivey plotting haha. :D

Many many thanks to [personal profile] raine for the beta!
hafital: (Horse -- horse)
This post will unfortunately not touch on so much that I want to write about. I think I should make a New Year's resolution to post more often.

Since I returned from Scotland it seems the world has been set of fire. Also, I have watched tv, finished a draft of my next book, started a rewrite of that book, stalled on the rewrite when I had to write my HL Shortcut story, went to see a few movies, DARTH VADER HAS RETURNED MAY HE NEVER LEAVE ME AGAIN (no seriously, I am not that fannish about Star Wars, but Rogue One has given me back the Darth Vader of my childhood and I am seriously forever grateful. I do not have too many strong emotions about the prequels because at the end of the day I don't think I really care that much but it wasn't until I was in the theatre watching Rogue One that I realized how much I resented those films for how they changed my feelings on Darth Vader. Anyway, he's back. And I love him.), we had to put a dear horse down yesterday and we're all very sad and all by barn girls have been crying for two days now, I gave up gluten and dairy but am now having an allergic reaction to eating too many high histamine producing foods. oy.

Tomorrow my mom and I will go to a day spa and soak in some hot springs.

Pray that my itchy eyelids go away. And itchy other parts I won't mention. HAH.

BUT. The real reason for this hasty post is to direct all 3 of you who still read this journal to go to the Highlander Holiday Short Cuts fest on AO3.

Try and guess which one's mine! I'd give a hint but honestly it's gotta be bloody obvious which one's mine.

ALSO, I got a Highlander/Northanger Abbey x- over story, An' to the Greenwood She is Gane and it's so scrumptiously wonderful. If you have any affection for Austen and Epistolary fiction, you should definitely read it. :D :D

eta: Oh no! :(
hafital: (HL - Thinking Methos)
The reveals are out for the Highlander Holiday Shortcuts, and so now I can squish [personal profile] carenejeans for my lovely gift of Holiday Spirits! Whee!

I wrote

The Beginning of Always
+11k words,
D/M, Amanda, Joe
Mature, for some violence

Written for [personal profile] pat_t

Story can be found on the hlh_shortcuts LJ: The Beginning of Always

Or, minus a few typos at AO3 or HL Archive.
hafital: (HL - Thinking Methos)
Gah. So much to write posts about. Not enough brain. PROBLEM.


I seem to be reduced down to one word sentences. hah.


Yay, it's that time of year again! Highlander Holiday Shortcuts! Live and posting stories. Rejoice! Guess which one is mine!

My gift has already been posted. :D :D :D Holiday Spirits. A delightful D/M story, most charming, that I loved and want to cherish. Yay!

I've only read a handful so far, but I must point out the wonderful Agent Carter/HL, Peggy & Amanda story, Au Revoir whose only fault is that it is not 100k words long.

an OTP meme

Jan. 6th, 2015 10:45 pm
hafital: (Default)
I saw this on tumblr, but thought I'd post it here instead.

OTP Meme:

Choose 5 OTP’s without looking at the questions, then answer the questions. Tag 5 people if you want. Or don't tag. I'm saying threesomes are a go.

1. Alec Hardison/Parker/Eliot Spencer
2. Duncan MacLeod/Methos
3. Janeway/Paris
4. Mulder/Scully
5. James T. Kirk/Spock

questions )
hafital: (HL - Duncan rooftop)
Wooo, the Highlander Shortcuts Festival is all done and the authors have been revealed. *throws confetti*

This year had some truly amazing stories. I recommend checking them out. Something for any Highlander fan.

I wrote:

Highlander, D/M
about 11,000 words

written for [personal profile] adabsolutely
eta: thank you to [personal profile] basingstoke for the beta, and additional thanks to [personal profile] unovis for some early comments.

Can be read at hlh_shortcuts lj.

Or minus a couple of typos at hl fiction or AO3.
hafital: (VOY - Captain)
Is Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D worth it? Do I need to watch it in order to greater appreciate the Marvel Cinematic Universe? I get a sort of indifferent vibe about it on my friend's list - most of you seem kind of just okay with it, not over the moon. But that's just a cursory impression. Should I bother? Do I need to? Are important things revealed? I do love Agent Coulson, but not so much that I need more of him or anything, so I have been mostly uninterested in Agents of SHIELD. But, then I get curious.

cut just in case )


In other words, things are NUTS over here, but in a generally good way. Most of it isn't even book stuff, just regular life/work stuff. OY.

Still rewatching The X-Files. Mulder is a goober. Scully is lovely. And watching MCU! Fun! Not reading much, though. No time to read! argh!

Also, rewatching Highlander, which is like coming home. love love love. I am sort of working on my hl_shortcuts story? Sort of? If thinking really hard is working? Isn't it? I say it is.

I had minor dental surgery for receding gums (not graft, but pinhole/collagen fibers whatever) last week and it was HORRID. Successful, but lord it was uncomfortable and like 2 hours of torture. And 6 weeks of recovery. WHUT? We still have to do the upper gums, but I am going to put that off for a while considering I can't do a 6 week recovery thing for the early part of the year at least. ugh.
hafital: (Default)
So, this is where we're at:

~ Mom's gall bladder surgery SUCCESS. woo hoo. The surgery itself was a breeze but she was very sick afterward from the drugs for a couple of days, but she was pretty much a new woman 2 weeks after the surgery.

~ I love my mom, but after a more than a month long visit staying with me the entire time, I almost wept with happiness and relief when she finally returned to her home. Seriously, I was giddy with FREEDOM. It's been a couple of weeks now, and I'm still just over the moon when I get to be home for an evening and I get my apartment to myself. lol.

~ While Mom was here, we watched all of Haven on Netflix. I just love their faces. It's not in the least bit like Leverage (and in my opinion Leverage is a more neatly held together show and has a stronger family theme that makes it TOPS in my book) but it hits the exact same happy spot in my heart as Leverage. Could be the threesome thing. Probably. ;)

~ I finally (finally) caved and started an X-Files rematch on Netflix. I blame Tumblr. But, you guys, this is monumental! I watched X-Files first run in college and now I am older than either DD or GA were when they were on the show. It's a total mind boogie. But I have not watched these episodes in the meantime. I have not watched some of these episodes in more than 20 years. OY.

~ So, like, when I first started watching X-Files way back long ago, I watched it fully in the Mulder camp. I mean, that I believed what he believed. I was like poor Mulder, no one believes him! Why is everyone so mean to him! (Although I loved Scully and never minded that she was a "non believer") Now, I'm watching it, especially season 1, and I'm like whoa, Mulder, pull it back some there, not everything is alien related. Except that it kind of is.

~ I find, 20 years later and with the advantage of some age, that Mulder was way too trusting and that Scully was absolutely right to be as skeptical and non-believing as she was. However, the show is written in such a way that Mulder is always right even when he doesn't have the right to be, and that makes Scully, as the skeptic, always wrong, even though she is really always totally right. It's kind of annoying. As the mytharc progresses, though, most of that starts to even out.

~ But in actually, my love for Mulder and Scully (Mulder/Scully!!!), goes deep. Like cellular level deep. Part of my genetic make-up deep.

~ Scully FTW. ILU SCULLY. "Please explain to me the scientific nature of the 'whammy'."

~ The cockroach episode is still the most revolting hour of TV ever.

~ I am also having a lot of fun joining in on the Highlander Rewatch over at [personal profile] killabeez journal. Season 1 should just be renamed the 'Tessa Is Better Than You' tv show.

~ It's like I'm stuck in the 90s! Which is I guess an improvement from that time I was stuck in the 70s.

~ Along with the X-Files rematch and the Highlander rewatch, I am totally enjoying the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Clearly I have a thing for found families! Not certain if this will survive the upcoming films -- this isn't a TV show but it's still very much a "live" fandom where things could still go sideways -- and also it's like years out. Not sure I have the staying power all the way into 2019 or whatever.
hafital: (HL - Thinking Methos)
Everyone, I got a stunning little story for the Highlander Holiday Shortcuts fest which you should all read right now. I mean it! The Midnight Clear.

Feeling slightly guilty since I had to default but yay for great HL stories!
hafital: (HL - Quickening)
It comes to my attention that for those of us in fandom, January 1st is so much more than just the first day of the new year. *g*


I did not play in the Yuletide pond this year. When signups where happening, things were looking to be extra-complicated with my family, but then it all calmed down. By then the deadline had passed. Oh well!

But I did write for the [community profile] hlh_shortcuts fest. Whee!

As a gift, I received a wonderful story written by [personal profile] pat_t -- Love and Beyond. I loved this story, that truly shows the strength of friendship between Duncan and Methos.

For my story, I wrote

About Today
Highlander, D/M (ish)
about 3700 words
all audiences

for [personal profile] tryfanstone!

at hlh_shortcuts comm | on AO3 | on HL Archive

more on story )
hafital: (HL - Thinking Methos)
Yesterday at work felt like the longest day, as days tend to be before holiday vacation when the office feels vacant and you're wondering why you bothered at all. And I said to my co-worker, omg this is the longest day. But tomorrow is the shortest day! And it's also the last day. haha.


Somehow, it is fitting that the supposed "last day" on Earth is also Duncan MacLeod's birthday. :) There's a story in there somewhere.

I'm sure all Highlander fans on my f-list are probably already aware, but the Highlander Holiday Shortcuts stories are now being posted, 5 a day. So do yourself a favor and check them out. I'm hoping to do so as soon as I clock out.

I'll be driving down to see my father for the holidays tomorrow. My mom's in Europe visting with sister girl, so it's just me and my dad this year. I'm hoping for a stress free drive!! Unlike last time. My car has been working perfectly, so I don't anticipate any problems. (After a $1000 bucks, one should hope so.)


In other completely non-Highlander news, I too have marveled at the new Star Trek film trailer that was made available not long ago. So shiny!

Quick thoughts )


Quick movie rec that relates to Star Trek --

If you like Chris Pine and Denzel Washington and haven't seen the film Unstoppable, I highly recommend it. I don't know of any other action film where the stakes are super high and I'm on the edge of my seat, nail biting and then jumping up with arms raised, but at the same time there are no gun fights, no fight sequences, no conspiracies, nor aliens or monsters or bad guys out to kill you at all, nor anything that you would relate to your typical thriller action film.

This was also Tony Scott's last film before he died, and for that it's worth a watch, too.
hafital: (HL - Duncan rooftop)
Gah. Since when has LJ put a word limit on posts! :(

New story, written for the [livejournal.com profile] hl_chronicles challenge.

One Common Wire, One Silver Thread
by hafital

Highlander, Duncan/Methos, mature
~11,700 words

Summary: Somewhere along the way, it became less about staying one step ahead of the hunters, and more about living, about choosing your weapon and choosing your ground.

Sequel to Missed Connections. Written for the HL_Chronicles Timestamp Challenge (20 years). Duncan and Methos's lives after going to live on the de Valincourts' island in the Caribbean.

This story begins a year or so after the end of Missed Connections, which was written to be contemporaneous with our own time (i.e. 2009), and ends 20 years later. It uses the final part of Missed Connections as a lead in.

Available on DW | AO3 | HL Fiction
hafital: (HL - Duncan rooftop)
New story, written for the [community profile] hl_chronicles challenge.

One Common Wire, On Silver Thread
by hafital

Highlander, Duncan/Methos, mature
~11,700 words

Summary: Somewhere along the way, it had become less about staying one step ahead of the hunters, and more about living, about choosing your weapon and choosing your ground.

Sequel to Missed Connections. Written for the HL_Chronicles Timestamp Challenge (20 years). Duncan and Methos's lives after going to live on the de Valincourts' island in the Caribbean.

This story begins a year or so after the end of Missed Connections, which was written to be contemporaneous with our own time (i.e. 2009), and ends 20 years later. It uses the final part of Missed Connections as a lead in.

Eta: Thank you to [personal profile] killabeez for the encouragement and the quick beta.

Also available on AO3 | HL Fiction

One Common Wire, One Silver Thread )
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Hahaha. Omg, that subject line is naughty. But I mean double fisting in the "holding two drinks at once" meaning. Not the other, ahem, meaning. *snerk*


I am rewriting my book and it is pretty much sucking all my life force. Just so you know.


In theory, I will *somehow* write my story for [community profile] hl_chronicles, but it will be quick and dirty. Sometimes quick and dirty really works out well, though, so here's hoping!


I finished seasons 1 through 3 of Fringe. It was fun! Although I did not like season 3 as much as I loved seasons 1 and 2. cutting just in case )

I am looking forward to season 4. I can only assume things get more complicated.


Double fisting is in reference to the fact that I felt the need to hold myself back from gobbling up Star Trek: Voyager episodes all in one sitting, due to wanting to have this rewatch last as long as possible, that I started watching Star Trek: The Next Generation at the same time, to alleviate the need to watch star trek episodes. haha.

So, it's Star Trek double fisting. So to speak. A distinction I feel must elevate the reference somewhat. lol.

Things I am learning in this most recent rewatch of such treasured shows:

1. Still stupid in love with Chakotay and Tom Paris. Not necessarily together. I'm good with them apart and with others. Although, in canon, every little scene between the two of them is SOLID GOLD. I love their in canon relationship to stupid little bits. In fanfiction, it's a lot more difficult. I had forgotten just how wackadoo C/P fanfiction was. It's like one big rapefest for this pairing, and that's annoying not to mention disturbing, and rife with out of character/character bashing/ female hate. But for the few wonderful C/P fics, it's definitely a pairing that has me recoiling from a lot of the fiction. Which, whatever, it's like almost 20 years old now, so what's the use of complaining? There was excellent fiction written, so that will have to do.

2. In previous viewings of this show, I always had mixed feelings about B'Elanna Torres, but I find this time I really love her. Go figure. I think it was how in conflict she always was with herself, I don't think I was ever really able to sympathize. And wasn't particularly willing to read it in fan fiction. But it doesn't bother me now.

3. Still love Janeway in all her bad ass, glory. I think my favorite Janeway episodes so far are the two part "Year of Hell" episodes. I haven't started the episodes where she really starts to kind of go off the rails and I'm looking forward to them. So far (through season 4) she's awesome.

4. Similar to my new found love of B'Elanna, I had in previous years never liked William Riker much, but I don't know you guys, this time he makes me smile and laugh in just about every episode!

5. Data is quite possible king of the universe.

6. Picard is dead sexy. This is a universal truth.

7. Voyager (and Star Trek in general) wasn't very good in depicting romantic relationships. They're not always that great with friendships, either. They set up relationships wonderfully, but then kind of drop the ball and expect a few scenes here and there to be enough development. This doesn't really bother me, to be truthful, it's not why I watch Star Trek, or why people watched Star Trek, but it is something that's interesting to note.

8. Since Seven of Nine has come on board, I have been watching every scene with Chakotay and her, and I gotta say, that pairing has some interesting dynamics, especially if you consider that neither of the actors were probably aware that the writers would create a romance for them randomly in the last few episodes.


I have a 20 year high school reunion today. sigh.


We've had 2 ponies die in as many weeks. One from colic, the other from laminitis. :(
hafital: (HL - Duncan Methos)
Rewriting is a bitch.


I meant to comment on Lost Girl, both seasons, which I actually managed to finish a couple of months ago, but then I got distracted by so many things I've lost count now. Anyway, I truly loved it although I was a little underwhelmed by the main plot of most of the second season.

Courtesy of Senior Malbec )


I have signed up for [community profile] hl_chronicles! yay! Haven't a clue which story to choose, though. o.O

Oh, and I was very much remiss not to publicly acknowledge and admire the lovely pic [personal profile] nrrrdy_grrrl made for the 20 years challenge for my story Crash of Light. You can see it here. I love it. I can't say I thought much about where they would be in 20 years after the end of that story, but naturally they would still be together. And in kilts. Yes. :D :D


I haven't seen the Avengers. This is woeful, but I'm sure it will eventually be remedied, somehow. I am not much into this fandom but I have been enjoying most of these films, so I'm eager to see this thing that so many of you like so much.


I managed to acquire all of the Harry Potter audiobooks as read by Stephen Fry (UK version) and then listened to them no less than 3 times, all the way through. Possibly four times. I'm a bit fuzzy on that. Talk to me if you would like them. I'm sure we can figure out a way.

They are as near to perfect as can be. Although Stephen Fry's Fleur Delaceur made me think of Maurice from Highlander which was possibly the most unintentionally hilarious thing ever and sent me regularly into giggle fits while driving.


May was one busy (understatement!) month. I'm hoping that things will be less ridiculous from here on out. One can hope.


Yes, the family continues to be somewhat bonkers. Dad is feeling better, so I'm told. Mom was having trouble with her eyesight, but I guess that's also a bit better, although she called me in tears the other day for I don't even know what. She was feeling down, I guess. Sister went back to an inpatient clinic for a couple of weeks. She should be back out again by the end of the week. I've been speaking with her a little more regularly which is good. She's a hot mess, though.


LJ sent me an email about their migrating scrapbook for pictures, which I confess I hardly paid attention to, but I finally checked it out today and rather rediscovered all my icons! I almost forgot all about them. Many of them are a bit so so or worse, but a few of them are quite lovely. So many Oz icons, I had forgotten that I was doing all that. I stopped when my old computer got rained on and this new one (well, it's no longer new) has a version of photoshop that I find annoying. sigh.


Oh! I remembered something I wanted to say! I finally (FINALLY) finished watching all of Deep Space Nine. Only took me three years.... I thought I would never get out of the Dominion War, was getting a bit desperate there. When I hit the Ezri episodes I knew I was almost done! lol. (And weirdly, adore Ezri, always have, and a lot more than I liked Jadzia. I know, I'm weird, what can I say) And have joyfully begun Star Trek: Voyager. If you recall (or you don't recall...) I was attempting to watch all of Star Trek in chronological order, but the experiment has not really been, um, attended to with much diligence, sadly. And I had meant to watch the TOS and TNG films at the appropriate times but that never seemed to happen. Anyways, I have begun Voyager and I am awash in total complete love. I only watch it here and there, when I want to snack on an episode and, you guys, it's my show! sigh. I couldn't tell you why I love this show out of all the trek shows so much but I do.

Too bad the show was popular in that awkward period of fandom when so many began to host their fiction on private websites that have vanished. It was always rather the redheaded stepchild of the franchise. Hunting down fiction is like doing major archeological excavations. *pets it lovingly*


Nine Nine Nine for the Lost God...
hafital: (HL - Duncan Methos)
From [personal profile] cleolinda, Legendary sword master Bob Anderson has passed away.


Among other things, Bob Anderson was the swordmaster for the first Highlander film, and for a few of the HL seasons on TV. Also, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and The Princess Bride.

Wiki article.
ABC News
hafital: (HL - Quickening)
Yay, the Highlander Holiday Shortcuts reveal went up yesterday. :D Go and check it out.

This is what I wrote:

Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood
Duncan/Methos, the Four Horsemen
Adult, ~7,500 words
written for [personal profile] amand_r in the 2011 Highlander Holiday Shortcuts Festival.

Summary: "I leave you alone for ten minutes and find you directing troops into battle," said MacLeod. "Well," said Methos, "I came out here to find out what all the fuss was about, and, you know." Methos finished with a shrug and a wave of his hand, as if to say this sort of thing was a natural hazard of his day-to-day life.

Great big thank yous to [personal profile] killabeez for hand holding and betaing, and also to [personal profile] unovis for reading and betaing.

Link to story at hlh_shortcuts comm.
Link to story on AO3.
Link to story on HL Archive.

Because I like to talk about the writing process and stuff, below the cut is some navel gazing and whatnot. Click at your own risk. haha. )
hafital: (HL - Quickening)
Good morning, friends. Today, I have to go back to work. :( It's been a lovely break. Although being stuck at my parents for 3 days, while nice being with them, I was seriously bouncing off the walls by the end. I guess I'm not used to quite that level of inactivity, because doing nothing (physical) for 3 days by the third day my entire body hurt. lol.

I resorted to running around the house and up and down stairs.


I did manage to finally (finally!!!!) upload all of my stories (as far as I know, I don't think I missed any) onto the AO3 archive. So, now, this has replaced my website. It's nice having them all in one place again. For the last few years they've been scattered among several different archives or LJ.

phew! That was hard work. I even backdated them all to when they were posted (or near to for a few that I have no idea haha). I had to go on to trekiverse.us to find some of my original ASCEM posts for the star trek stories! It was a bit like excavating or an archeological dig or something. hee.


Highlander Holiday Shortcuts reveal is today!! Get your last minute guesses in. :)

There have been some truly remarkable stories this year, not least of which is the story I received this year, a bittersweet story that reminded me strongly of old school D/M. Trefoil. It's D/M, M/A and it's lovely.

I'm so immensely proud of us, as a group. We done good.


We had a horse colic very badly Monday morning at the barn, and she had to be humanely euthanized. She was bleeding internally and any operation had little chance of working. Apparently she was in too much pain so they put her down. I wasn't there and only got word when I finally crossed the border midday on Monday. Her name was Delilah, although I usually thought of her as Louisiana, which is her state name (we give our horses state names; it makes it easier). She was a gray mare, and she puts me in mind of the horse in this story written for the hlh_shortcuts about Methos and his gray mare :D :D, both terrifying all the world. . She was really great mare, very willing over fences and dependable. You could put kids on her or adults. But, by God don't put her near another horse or she'd eat them up alive. She had to be a no tie horse (meaning you had to tack her up in her stall) because she would *literally* climb over the x-ties to attack another horse 2 cross ties over. Not kidding. And in lessons she had been known to cut across the arena and bite and kick other horses. It got pretty bad for a while there until we all had standing orders to keep her away and she chilled after a while.

She was the last horse I rode before the christmas break, and I was supposed to ride her yesterday.

I loved that horse. I'll miss her.


OMG there is so much TV to watch! I have yet to finish the most recent Doctor Who series and now there's a christmas special. And also I have yet to start series 2 of Downton Abbey and now there's a christmas special for that, too.

And what am I doing?? I'm rewatching Highlander. LOL. WELL WHAT DO YOU EXPECT AFTER HLH_SHORTCUTS?!?!


I've only dipped my toe into yuletide. Every year I intend to read the whole archive and every year I don't get very far. Although I did read a lovely Breakfast Club story.


Crap, I better get dressed and face the day.
hafital: mysticalchild_isis (HL -- Methos)
The Highlander Holiday Shortcuts reveal was yesterday! Every year since it started, the [community profile] hlh_shortcuts fest has been a real highlight of the holiday season for me, and this year was no exception.

As a gift, the wonderful [personal profile] merriman wrote a HL/Ocean's 11 crossover story entitled Fencing for me! Do you have any idea how long I have wanted a HL/Ocean's 11 crossover???? Well, you can safely assume it's been since two seconds after watching Ocean's 11 the first time. hah.

And so now I can talk a little bit about my story that I wrote for the ever generous and amazing [personal profile] unovis.

Domaine du Meilleur Bien-Aimé
for Unovis
Duncan/Methos, various OCs

No doubt Methos took great delight in making MacLeod tramp all over eastern France with nothing more than a rambling note and the vague directions given by a barefoot child, but there could be no question that in the end MacLeod would find him.

It'll be up at the HL Archive in uno momento. And done.

But, first, let's talk about DONKEYS )

Honestly, I had no idea where the donkeys came from. I had not set out to write donkeys. NO REALLY. But Lucy knew better. Clearly. Perhaps the blame falls to Mrs Augusta Elton:

"I wish we had a donkey. The thing would be for us all to come on donkeys, Jane, Miss Bates, and me and my caro sposo walking by. I really must talk to him about purchasing a donkey. In a country life I conceive it to be a sort of necessary; for, let a woman have ever so many resources, it is not possible for her to be always shut up at home;and very long walks, you knowin summer there is dust, and in winter there is dirt."

"You will not find either, between Donwell and Highbury. Donwell Lane is never dusty, and now it is perfectly dry. Come on a donkey, however, if you prefer it. You can borrow Mrs. Cole's. I would wish every thing to be as much to your taste as possible."
-- Emma, Jane Austen.


Yay the Yuletide Archive is LIVE!

This year I received another lovely Ozma/Dorothy story. The Royal Wedding of Oz, which is delightful and sweet and everything I could want, except that I want MORE. lol. But I always want more Oz, and more Ozma and Dorothy. I am like the Hungry Tiger in that way.

And that's all of Yuletide that I've read so far. There is so much to read! *big eyes*


I'm in Mexico right now, with my parents at their house, under a pile of blankets because central heating is apparently too modern an invention. But their house is large and freshly painted, so that's good. And has internet, which is really the important thing. :D The town is, well, a town, and in this part of Mexico (Baja California) everything is rather 3rd world meets Walmart and Costco, but yesterday we drove out into the country side a little bit and it's truly beautiful and stunning out here, once you get away from the towns. The drive down from LA is lovely, too, with the ocean right there. I love the ocean.

Last night my mom and I visited some of her neighbors who, um, party. LOL. They had a Karaoke machine and were singing, loudly, ranchero songs. Honestly it was like being at the barn because the grooms all play ranchero music ALL THE TIME. But they were so nice! My parents have really nice, friendly, generous neighbors. The kids won't stop playing with fireworks, though, and that's kind of annoying. It's going to be LOUD on New Years and I'm so glad I'm going to miss it. lol.
hafital: (Oz -- dorothy and ozma)
Day 21 - Favorite ship

I'm assuming by "ship", we mean any pairing? I never know what qualifies as a 'ship. Is it canonical, is it het pairings or slash pairings, is it any pairing at all, is it only a 'ship if it has a certain amount of fiction/fans? Can I, by virtue of having two people get it on in a story, thereby declare it a 'ship? This 'ship business is silly. lol.

This one's going to be without supporting evidence. The answer's fairly obvious, in any case. :) Why yes, my favorite 'ship is indeed Duncan/Methos. I could go on and on about why, but the main reason is simply that I like them a whole lot. One might even say that I adore them, and they're cute, and fun to write. And as a pairing (and a fandom), there's a lot to mine and explore.

And there are several runners up:

Chakotay/Paris (enemyslash? really?)
Elizabeth Bennet/Fitzwilliam Darcy (oh wait, that's not a TV show...)
The Doctor/Rose (yes yes, go ahead and make fun of me)
Jack Bauer/Tony Almeida
Vinnie Terranova/Roger Lococco
Elizabeth Swann/Captain Jack Sparrow (oh wait, that's not a TV show, either...)
Sydney Bristow/Michael Vaughn
Alex Drake/ Gene Hunt
Dorothy/Ozma (oh wait...)

And probably several others that I'm blanking on.


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