It's still very hot, though it's starting to cool down and tomorrow is supposed to be a lot nicer. Today was hot enough that our lizard neighbour came for a visit and to sit on the hot pavers on the patio. It's good to see him, because blue tongues eat snake babies, and out here, snake babies are deadly babies. I don't like deadly babies. I tried really hard to get a photo of him, but the turkey coma was strong. It was so hot last night we all went to bed around 9pm, and then I bloody forgot Duolingo and broke a 140 day streak. DAMN IT!
Christmas was fun! Like, actually chill and relaxed and fun! This is mind-blowing to me. My sister came to stay for a couple of days, and she is lovely and clever and funny, and happy to hang around and internet or watch TV. I thought it was going to be too hot to cook the turkey (we had one of those rolls of breast meat), but it was also too hot to sleep, so I got up at 6:30 and had the turkey in the oven by 7:30. I turned the oven off around twelve, and We sliced it up and ate it warm with salad and roast veggies when we were hungry. Then we all lolled around and rubbed our bellies and watched Selfie. It was so low-stress and easy. Apart from the fires.
Yuletide is here! I have three fics in the main collection: one for a fandom I've written before, and two for new fandoms. So excited! So much new fic to read!
I received two fantastic gifts!
Indiana Jones and the little black dress of fandom! (AKA, an Indiana Jones/Torchwood crossover, which is GENIUS.) I love the way you can shoehorn Jack Harkness into any fandom, and this was done skillfully, and with exactly the right sense of fun. I love a fun crossover! And timey-wimey cleverness!
Indiana Jones and the Provenance of Relics (2456 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Indiana Jones Series, Torchwood
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Henry "Indiana" Jones, Marion Ravenwood, Jack Harkness
An improbable number of absurd things had happened in their lives before now, so they couldn't really conclude that this, of all things, was a bridge too far.
Beautiful mermaid #FindTheGirlsOnTheNegatives femslash, which fits the mood of the photos perfectly, and is a gorgeous piece of worldbuilding. You know that feeling, when you can't describe the thing you want, but then you get it and it's perfect? This fic is that.
Return To Waves (1865 words) by Anonymous
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Woman In Blue Dress/Woman In Red Dress
Characters: Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Merpeople, Yuletide Treat
They came from the waves to learn the stories of the people above. After two years on land, it's time to go home.
Thank you to both of my mystery authors - you made my Yuletide lots of fun. And very gay!