Thanks for the kind words, guys. I'm still kind of a mess right now, so it might take me a day or two to respond properly to comments/pms/whatever. Ah, well. ...Let's concentrate on some nice things instead.
☆ Yuletide fics were revealed, and there are a lot of good ones! I haven't had time to read everything relevant to my interests yet, but here are some historical RPF that I liked: First, A Change of Season
, Tang dynasty RPF with Wu Zetian and Shangguan Wan-er, 3.4k, VERY nice use of language and structure etc, gooo read it! Secondly, sheep in the plain
, about the Battle of Tollense River (c. 1250 BCE), 4.4k and absolutely beautifully written. <3 And also of course there are my lovely gifts, which I have linked over here
; all are based on a music video and can be read as original fiction. One of them is nice and long if you're looking to read something plotty. <3
☆ I have some beautiful new deerskin moccasins. <3 They're SO PRETTY, with tooled detailing over the tops and floofy rabbit fur edging. I keep wanting to feel up the leather, it's so amazingly soft.
☆ My brother really loved his gift. <3 Which is good, because it wasn't exactly something "exciting", since it's equipment for his job. I'm, uh, actually not entirely sure what
I bought him, to be quite honest. (Some kind of Thing that will allow him to do really small welding work? I think.) But it's exactly what he asked for, so... yes. Just glad to see that he was so happy with it.
☆ Actually, to be QUITE honest, I will say that I have the best bro ever, because he gave me some really niiiiice eye makeup remover and nail stuff, and I didn't even have to ask for it. I was expecting a gift card or something, but somehow he just KNEW, what the hell. So thoughtful, wtf.
☆ I was able to take a Nice Long Walk for the first time in a couple days - hadn't been able to get out of the house yesterday or the day before, ugh - and it was SO REFRESHING. Well, maybe a little bit too refreshing, because it was -28C. But, it still felt good. However I would recommend against trying to single-handedly take down a level 9 pokemon gym full of Vaporeons when it's that cold out. (But at least I managed to knock it down to level 6 before I gave up because my hands were FREEZING.)
☆ I started writing a new fic! ...I probably shouldn't have, considering I have so many wips already, and an exchange assignment due soon. BUT oh well. I'm just noodling around, anyway. It's some YOI stuff, a little bit of long-distance Guang Hong/Leo because that's... just what I feel like lately, heh. I decided to borrow anon's idea and set it in Harbin (because ahhh the snow and the lights...) Hopefully they won't mind. :V If they do happen to see it after I finish it. Which they probably won't.
☆ I don't have to work tomorrow! Score