Apologies if you’ve already tried to get in touch with me and I’ve missed it.
Could you please let me know your status re: Dragon Age Rare Pair Exchange ASAP?
You do not need to have your story 100% ready-to-post to meet this check in. A first draft is fine. You can polish/beta/proofread before 15 December.
If you have not completed a first draft, but are 100% confident that you can finish by 15 December, please let me know - you can have until 15 December to finish.
If you have not completed a first draft, and do not think that you can finish by 15 December, please let me know - I will put out a call for a pinch hitter for your prompt.
Please check in by replying/reblogging this post, dropping me an ask/fanmail, or sending an email to fanthropologist(at)gmail(dot)com.
Thanks all, I hope you’ve had fun!
I’m still here! Not done yet, but will be by the weekend. :)
Oh, god, Feed wrecked me the first time I read it. I got to— well, the last blog post, you know what I mean— while I was on the train heading into work and I almost starting bawling. :(
Oh, yeah, I sobbed my fool head off, much to the amusement of all the college students passing by on their way to the student union. :-P
M: Major book hangover because … One of the most memorable book hangovers I ever had was from Mira Grant’s Feed. The first time I read it, I read the end of it on a Friday night, at one of the tables outside of my work parking ramp, because I couldn’t bear to get in the car and spend the commute not knowing what happened. So I sat outside and read the last hundred or so pages before I went home. And then I went home - to an empty house, as asiswolf was out of town for some reason - and spent the rest of the night being TERRIFIED that zombies were going to get into the house.
… well, in my defense, we live next to the cemetery, and our building doesn’t really conform to the latest zombie preparedness codes.
U is done!
X: So, I don’t have physical bookshelves any more, not for books, so how about I go to my Kindle account and see what the 27th book is when I count backwards?
*pauses to count*
Sarah Morgan - A Night of No Return. Which I haven’t read yet, but I’m pretty sure it was a Kindle freebie recently. I don’t often read Harlequin categories, but the Smart Bitches and Dear Author love Sarah Morgan, so I’m gonna give her a shot!
Y: Latest book purchase … well, it’s a good thing I’m in my Kindle account. ;) A Christmas To Remember, a Christmas romance anthology.Because it was on sale for $1.99 today, and because ‘tis the season for holiday-themed romances!
H - Hidden Gem. Depends on your definition of “hidden”, but a book series I adore that I don’t often see people talking about is Laura Anne Gilman’s Retrievers series. Urban fantasy, set in New York’s magical underground, with a heroine whose power allows her to be overlooked by nearly everyone, which she uses to “retrieve” various objects and information for anyone who pays well enough. Features a romance that carries through the whole series, with a lot of trust and sexiness and well-drawn complexities, and a magical/supernatural system that fascinates me. Recommended for anyone who likes urban fantasy!
U - Unapologetic Fangirl For … Nora Roberts. Without question. She writes universes I want to live in, and characters I want to be friends with. I can lose myself for hours in her books, no matter how many times I read them. They’re my comfort blankets. I adore nearly everything she writes.
Z - I don’t often stay up late for books? Mostly because I read too fast, and usually know better than to start something late in the evening. ;) But the last one I remember being awake past bedtime for was Michelle Sagara’s Cast in Sorrow, because that’s another series I get totally lost in, and I just couldn’t put it down until I knew what happened to Kaylin!
How about an old-school quote? This whole passage from Mercedes Lackey’s Burning Water got me through quite a bit of mental crap when I was a teenager.
First commandment: there ain’t no such thing as “one true way” and the way you find is only good for you, not anybody else, because your interpretation of what you see and feel and understand as the truth is never going to be the same as anyone else’s.
Second commandment: the only answers worth having are the ones you find for yourself.
Third commandment: leave the world better than you found it.
Fourth commandment: if it isn’t true, going to do some good, or spread a little love around, don’t say it, do it, or think it.
Fifth commandment: there are only three things worth living for; love in all it’s manifestations, freedom, and the chance to keep humanity going a little while longer. They’re the same things worth dying for. And if you aren’t willing to die for the things worth living for, you might as well turn in your membership in the human race.
Put a letter in my ask for an answer!
A. Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
B. Best Sequel Ever
C. Currently Reading
D. Drink of Choice While Reading
E. E-Reader or Physical Books
F. Fictional Character You Would Have Dated In High School
G. Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
H. Hidden Gem Book
I. Important Moments of Your Reading Life
J. Just Finished
K. Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
L. Longest Book You’ve Read
M. Major Book Hangover Because Of
N. Number of Bookcases You Own
O. One Book That You Have Read Multiple Times
P. Preferred Place to Read
Q. Quote From A Book That Inspires You/Gives You Feels
R. Reading Regret
S. Series You Started and Need to Finish
T. Three Of Your All-Time Favorite Books
U. Unapologetic Fangirl For
W. Worst Bookish Habit
V. Very Excited For This Release More Than Any Other
X. Marks The Spot (Start On Your Bookshelf And Count to the 27th Book)
Y. Your Latest Book Purchase
Z. ZZZ-Snatcher (last book that kept you up WAY late)
I’m home home and reunited with all my book books. So can we do this?
- I’m FINALLY on a roll with my DA Rare Pair story. (It’s due tomorrow, of course. And I may or may not be done by then? But at least it’s flowing now!)
- Pizza Hut now delivers to us! This is exciting, considering that not long ago, the only places that would deliver to our weird little neighborhood were Papa John’s (yuck) and Sarpino’s, they who can never find our house, even with detailed instructions attached to the order.
… that’s enough to make a Sunday pretty good.
EVERYONE has better luck when it comes to getting characters. I have yet to get an actual named character and I’m up to level 11. v.v
Well, I did give up and pay the $1.99 for the one-time pack, that gave me Duncan. But I managed to score Aveline out of a Warrior Pack, which was nice!
Duncan’s wearing paaaaaants!
I know! I do wish they’d given him his original outfit, much as I do love the Warden armor.
I finally put Heroes of Dragon Age on my phone last night, and now I’m addicted. I’ve managed to get Duncan and Aveline thus far - combined with the free Revenant and a Grey Warden Mage (and the creepy giant corrupted spider), they’ve done pretty well at annihilating enemies so far. :)
… stupid mana cooldown period made me stop playing for a while.
One full listen, and this might just be one of my new favorite Christmas albums. Hints of Motown and classic country sounds, along with some simple classic pop, and Kelly’s voice suits everything she decides to do. Highly recommended!