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For All My LJ Friends


Several things I am grateful for this holiday:

1. All my LJ friends. Not only for the lovely fics they write, but for sharing the mundane, craptastic and fabulous moments of their lives, as well. In the past year, when I have been feeling very isolated from the world around me, you've sustained me. Kerfluffles and all.

2. James Marsters. James as Spike. James on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. James on Angel the Series. Even James in Ghost of the Robot. Spike in fanfic. Spike in het fic. Spike in slash fic. Spike in character fic. James/Spike in the hearts and minds of most of my LJ friends as a topic of discussion.

3. My kids. Yeah... even though I don't hear from either one of them as often as I'd like (which means the younger one doesn't call at all unless he needs something - and since I have nothing, that pretty much means I never hear from the kid I gave birth to 21 years ago as of November 30th, and my firstborn, who... oddly enough has the initials M.A.D, and will be 25 on April 1st, and doesn't hold it against me - he calls in spurts... either three times in a day, or once in three weeks), at least they're alive and well (pu pu pu) and around to make me miserable.

4. The fact that I don't own a gun, a car, or the intestinal fortitude to drive down to NY and take out the s.o.b. who now owes me 4 months back support, and the lawyer who has managed to draw out my separation and divorce for the past 3 years, with no end in sight. Must say this is a good thing, because ending up in jail would so NOT make my life better.

5. Extra special thanks to the following people..
willa_writes for understanding the insanity of life, and caring
about me anyway.
tgray for balancing a real life and online life, coming down more
in favor of real life, but sneaking me into her thoughts when she can.
eurydice72 for sharing her family snippets and wonderfully
romantic Spuffy. And for helping me remember that I used to like kids, while
being glad mine have grown up.
nimuetucker for putting her heart out there and not being afraid
to be herself. For showing courage when things get difficult. Very, very
inspirational to me.

6. Fan Fiction. Ever since 1984 and Star Trek TOS Kirk/Spock slashiness. Never looked back once. The satisfaction of reading a story that hits all my hot spots will never, ever be beaten. Friendship fics, romances fics, slash fics, romantic slash fics, character study fics, past history pre-show fics... put them all together and it makes me a happy woman. Why look at that - there is definitely something out there that makes me happy.

7. My soap operas. All My Children, As The World Turns, Guiding Light. They've been my silly pleasure since 1978... and will continue to give me pleasure. Books in general... Stephen King, Anne MacCaffrey, Anne Rice and many, many more. Television... childhood treasure and adult panacea. Queer as Folk... thanks to having my arm twisted by tgray and deannaz. Oh yeah - it was brutal, but... well... in love now. Pretty boys. Full frontal male nudity, comedy... Really Hung Jury, to make a point. **snickers**

The above list is in no order, and there are several things I've left out... some on purpose, and some due to the impending senior moments I tend to have.


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Nov. 26th, 2003 01:15 pm (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. And I give thanks to having you as part of my LJ/fandom life. *HUGS*
Nov. 26th, 2003 01:18 pm (UTC)
One more thing... maybe?
It's still being designed but it's live:


To celebrate and share all those things in item #2 of your list :)
Nov. 26th, 2003 01:40 pm (UTC)
Re: One more thing... maybe?
Non-denominational, I hope - I usually attend the Temple of Spike. **snickers**
Nov. 26th, 2003 01:47 pm (UTC)
Re: One more thing... maybe?
:) Love of Spike is the only requirement for visiting or playing.
Nov. 26th, 2003 01:39 pm (UTC)
Aw...*kisses and hugs to you sweetie*...

But qualifying James in GotR with an even? I don't care what others might say, he is totally electric onstage with the band, and there doesn't have to be an "even" about that. :)

Happy Turkey Day to you, hon! :)
Nov. 26th, 2003 01:42 pm (UTC)
Wasn't meant to be a dis... for sure. I'll never get to see him live... but do enjoy listening, and the occasional glimpse in clips is cool.

Whatever he does, the boy just **rocks**

Hope you're feeling better. Nothing like passing something around in a house. Lousy buggy germs.
Nov. 26th, 2003 01:44 pm (UTC)
My bad for being whacked out on flu meds.

So...what you're saying is we have to get him out to the east coast somehow for you, huh? I know a few others who would like that, too...
Nov. 26th, 2003 01:46 pm (UTC)
Northeast! And I'll supply the chains! Hell, I'll even bake for the masses.
Nov. 26th, 2003 01:47 pm (UTC)
Chains and James...sooooo not helping my mood right now, missy. :)

Wish I was more coherent to write some of Rook. That's got smut in the next chapter. Although that might end up making my condition worse...
Nov. 26th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC)
James in chains... improves my mood anytime.

So I gather that the horns coming out in the throes of fever and escaping body fluids from various orifices are not Eurydice mixy things? So sorry, my bad. **grins**
Nov. 26th, 2003 01:57 pm (UTC)
Well, on the real life front, I have a husband who is far too worried about my health to satisfy the current urges, and on the fanfic front, my head goes all wonky trying to keep anything from stream of conscious (which doesn't work with Rook, especially with the language changes that I make in it). So yeah...currently cranky because I'm wired and can't do anything about it. Won't even be able to stay on the computer much longer because my eyes are burning from the stupid fever and I'm going all blurry.

Stupid being sick...has to spoil all my fun...
Nov. 26th, 2003 02:08 pm (UTC)
**pouts** Tell your hubby I worry right along with him. You've been sick far too much in recent history, young lady! Take care of yourself - get plenty of eye-closed, peacefully blissed out sleep tonite, and feel better ASAP.

Want you nice and sharp for yourself, and of course, the fic! Can't have shoddy PWP scenes, now can we? Or do I have to bring you some chains to keep you in bed? **quirks eyebrow**
Nov. 26th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
It's the kids' fault, I tell you. I only get sick when they do. If I could just quarantine them from any illness, I'd be fine.
Nov. 26th, 2003 11:29 pm (UTC)
thanks right back
You, my darlin', have kept me afloat more than you know. I am very thankful that I ran into you out here in this mad cyber-world and I hope one day to be able to give you a RL hug. But be careful--I might squeeze you to bits. (hee hee)

And I, too, am quite thankful for all things James Marsters.

Happy Thanksgiving, luv. And thanks. For everything.
Nov. 27th, 2003 04:55 pm (UTC)
Hey sweetie! Thank you for the thoughts. You are always in mine as well. We've had some good laughs, eh? Yeah, real life has to take precedence but hope you know you are included in my real life as well. Miss you! *hugs*
Nov. 27th, 2003 05:10 pm (UTC)
Hey T! Just saying I'm glad we have something at all. Not all I'd want, and more than likely not all you'd want - but... so much better than nothing at all. S'why I'm grateful.

My turkey came out well - eating now, as I type and read. So multi-talented.
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