ceitfianna: (stormy ship)
I just posted this on my Tumblr and I'm putting it here too. Though for here, instead of asks, suggestions for posts or anything you're curious would be great along with prompts.

I need help keeping my mind busy as my sister’s in the midst of a major surgery. Please send asks or prompts from any memes floating around or any ideas you have. At the moment, the easiest canon for me to write is Rogue One but try me with any others that I’ve mentioned. Thank you.

ETA: My sister is out of surgery and resting, it all seems to have gone well.
ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
I've been having a wonderfully lazy Saturday in my new place after a week of various errands and getting familiar with Boston. Yesterday, I got an email from the library temp agency and there's a possible job for me. If it works out, the schedule would be weird but doable as a reference librarian. Friday night, I went to the Public Market for a wonderful meet up with [personal profile] genarti, Jothra and Sandry. I loved how quickly it all came together and to talk, as much as possible with the live music but it was great. The Public Market happened to be having an open house that night and I'll definitely be going back there.

My apartment's really coming together and in my unpacking I've discovered that I have so many notecards. I realized this is a great way to share my new address and send people mail, if you'd like a card, comment.

There have been a few bumps, I think I need a stool for my new bed which I bought at a thrift store before I moved. Its a beautiful antique bed and I love it, but its very high up. Another issue is that my hall light went out and as always in a new place, there's figuring out changing it. So I'm renting in a place that also has condos so condo association and landlord who both went, not our job. So I need to take care of that, I was going to do it today but somehow I did something and my ankle's been hurting, so today I've been resting. Also I had a true headache dealing with a bank as I had to set something up for rent and its mind boggling how difficult it can be to move money from one place to another.

At the moment, I'm trying to do some writing for the Porn Battle. As often happens, the fic I'm writing so far has no sign of any kind of ship but I'm pretty happy with it.

Later I'm hoping to do some catching up on my book reviews on Goodreads which stopped around the holidays and then with the moving haven't picked up. I like having them done as its a good way to keep up with what I'm reading and be part of the book world.
ceitfianna: (a writer's life)
Today I baked delicious pecan sandies or shortbread with ground up roasted pecans in it, they turned out beautifully. Tomorrow I'm going to make some more whole wheat bread for my family before getting ready for a trip north. Plans are starting to come along for a move which is stressful but in the end will be good for me.

I love doing the Snowflake Challenge as it pushes me to be creative and remind myself of what I've accomplished.

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.


To start with, I'm going to post my Yuletide from this year where I wrote about the Luidaeg from the October Daye books interacting with my Great Aunt in the bookstore she owned.

Two Conversations (1157 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: October Daye Series - Seanan McGuire
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: October "Toby" Daye/Tybalt
Characters: October "Toby" Daye, The Luidaeg (October Daye), Original Female Character(s), Tybalt (October Daye)
Additional Tags: Conversations, Misses Clause Challenge, Established Relationship
Summary:

Two conversations, one where the Luidaeg has the chance to be the nosy mother figure for Toby and another where a mortal woman sees more than the Luidaeg expected.

I loved your prompt and it ended up being focused more on the Luidaeg as she finds some time to herself after enjoying being the older woman figure in Toby's life. I hope you enjoy it as it was a real treat to write from the Luidaeg's point of view and this fic can be read as any point after Toby and Tybalt are officially a couple.

Thank you to Jennie and Don for betaing.



The second one, I wrote for the Narnia exchange and its about Queen Helen and King Frank and their lives in London and as they figure out Narnia.

This wild new paradise (1292 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: King Frank (Narnia)/Queen Helen (Narnia)
Characters: King Frank, Queen Helen (Narnia), Bacchus, Ceres (Greek and Roman Mythology)
Additional Tags: Worldbuilding, Mythical Beings & Creatures, Established Relationship, Domestic
Summary:

The inspiration for this fic was your wonderful letter with a request for wanting to know more about Frank and Helen, how they set up Narnia and how they interact with all the strange parts of Narnia.

For me the form that took was thinking about their domestic life, beginning in London with what Helen wished she had and then in Narnia near the end of their first year as Narnia is becoming itself around them. As I happen to love Ceres myself, she makes an appearance to help Narnia flourish.

The title comes from In Kerry, by J. M. Synge.

Thank you to Jennie for betaing.



For a last fic, this year for the first time, I wrote a Newsies fic which is mixture of missing moment and what if. I'm so happy about how it turned out.

Glimpses (409 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Newsies (1992)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: David Jacobs/Jack Kelly
Characters: David Jacobs, Jack Kelly
Additional Tags: Surprise Kissing, Prompt Fic, Missing Scene
Summary:

Written for Porn Battle Prompt Stack and the prompt: Newsies, Jack/David, union, night, city.


Before Once and For All, David and Jack have an honest and surprising conversation in an alley.

ceitfianna: (Tumnus)
When I think of snow, its usually connected with cold and wet. I grew up outside Philly where snow is beautiful but rarely soft. Soft snow makes me think of New Zealand and when it snowed in Dunedin. The snow was wetter and lighter, it kind of snuck up throughout the day in a way that felt differently than the snow I was used to at home. It still ended up cold but felt safe.

The meme is up here and after I finish writing my Yuletide, it will be wonderful to write other things.

Grey days

Nov. 29th, 2016 03:26 pm
ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
Its raining today. I have some plans to try and do some writing but I thought I'd be a part of that December writing meme. Though I'm adding my own small twist, you can request a topic or a fic with a prompt, fics might not appear exactly on the day but I'll try. I love writing for others and miss doing it.

Dates in December )

More fic

Mar. 27th, 2016 12:35 am
ceitfianna: (Charles/Erik-remake the world)
This has been a good week. I finished my fact checking, had an absolutely wonderful day of substituting where I was able to do some teaching. I spent over an hour helping a student read which made me feel great. It was also in a place I've subbed before and they're always friendly and nice. Spring is starting to make itself known here, the wind can be a little chilly but the sun's out and flowers are blooming. The birds are being busy and everywhere.

Today I finished a fic that I've been working on and I'm happy with it. Its my first Newsies fic that's actually out in the world. I have lots of fics that never left my head but I wrote this one. This round of Porn Battle seems to be, old fandoms and first published fics for them.

Glimpses (409 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Newsies (1992)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: David Jacobs/Jack Kelly
Characters: David Jacobs, Jack Kelly
Additional Tags: Surprise Kissing, Prompt Fic, Missing Scene
Summary:

Written for Porn Battle Prompt Stack and the prompt: Newsies, Jack/David, union, night, city.


Before Once and For All, David and Jack have an honest and surprising conversation in an alley.

ceitfianna: (Tumnus)
This is a gift fic for [personal profile] dodger_sister who wanted a fic about the first snow of the season. Sadly it took until the first snow here for it to be written but I hope you like this glimpse of Raven and Charles as children.

Before Anyone Else (244 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: X-Men: First Class (2011)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Raven | Mystique, Charles Xavier
Additional Tags: Families of Choice, Siblings, Snow, Gift Fic
Summary:

When they're kids, Raven convinces Charles to come and play on the lawn and be the first to leave footprints on new fallen snow. A gift prompt for Dodger who wanted a fic about first snows. I hope you like it.

ceitfianna: (Allpocalypse)
David Bowie will be missed. I wish I had my copy of The Prestige or a way to watch Velvet Goldmine that was so inspired by him. As always when the internet publicly mourns, it can end up being rather overwhelming but I like seeing him on my dash.

Day 11

In your own space, make a list of at least 3 things that you like about yourself. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it.


This is a hard and important challenge.

1-I'm a good librarian and teacher.
2-I'm proud of what I write and feel like I'm improving over time.
3-I've been getting much better at not only asking for what I want and need but being willing to say no and not feel guilty about it.
ceitfianna: (riding into the sun)
Day 09

In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I like the phrasing of this, goals not resolutions as there are certain things I'm reaching for and writing them down helps.

1-Write and publish more-fics, on my librarian blog and keep looking into ways to write in other places.

2-Move to a city either Boston or DC-this one is something I've been thinking about and I think will make a big difference in many of parts of my life. Its going to involve finding the equivalent of the subbing I've been doing here, a bridge job as my mom calls them, but being closer to friends, people my age and more of what's happening in the profession will be good for me in a lot of ways.

3-Comment more, get involved in discussions all over the web in fannish and librarian places. I have a voice to add to the conversation.

4-Read books outside my comfort zone, read more diverse authors and stories.

5-Keep reconnecting more with the theater world.
ceitfianna: (Charles/Erik-remake the world)
Day 6

In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


This is a tricky one but I think I'm going to go with a challenge inspired by something that worked for me. Go into your Works in Progress folder or project, however you create and finish something and put it out into the world.
ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
Winter has finally arrived, there were snowflakes falling when I went to the library and its properly cold.

Day 4

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Draft a critical essay about a particular media. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of a Broadway show, a movie, a concert, a poetry reading, a museum trip, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Compose some limericks, haikus, free-form poetry, 5-word stories. Document a particular bit of real person canon. Take some pictures. Draw a stick-figure comic. Create something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


This challenge had me looking through my WiPs folder and I found a ficlet that I realized can stand on its own and was actually ready to publish. I want to revisit this fandom and relationship more at some point but I feel like this is a good beginning.

My kind of jock (252 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Friday Night Lights
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Matt Saracen/Julie Taylor
Characters: Matt Saracen, Julie Taylor
Additional Tags: missing moment, Developing Relationship, Season/Series 01
Summary:

A glimpse inside Matt's head at the beginning of his relationship with Julie. Entirely inspired by Zach Gilford's cute and surprised face.

ceitfianna: (Dean time rambles on)
Day 01

In your own space, talk about why you are doing the Fandom Snowflake Challenge? What drew you to it as a participant? What do you hope to accomplish by doing these challenges? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I did this challenge last year and for me it was a great way to look forward and backwards in terms of my fandom interactions. It helped me to share more and connect with new people, which I hope to do again.

Day 2

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.


This is a tricky challenge but I love doing some dreaming about what I'd love.

1-Icons and icon space for myself and my various RP characters. At the moment I'm in a place where I'm not spending the money on the icon space even though it does make me happy to have options and choices. In terms of icons, there are a lot of types I like but ones that are simple and beautiful make me happy.

2-I'm going to echo one that [personal profile] sharpiefan asked for, more people reading my work and knowing they're connecting with it. I write to share and when I know that my words make an impression on someone, it makes me happy. My writing can be found the fic tag of this journal and on archive of our own here.

I can't really think of a third one other than more interactions within the world of writing. I miss those amazing ficathons and comment prompt fests that would happen where I would find myself inspired and writing in fandoms I never expected.

At the moment, a good family friend is visiting and we just got back from doing some tourism stuff in our area which was fun. Life is good, I"m reading good books and still have more Yuletide to read.
ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
Happy New Year! For Yuletide this year, I wrote in a new fandom that I fell in love with, Sense8 and my recipient was happy with the story. I feel like its one of those fics that's my style-lots of dialogue, not a lot of action and missing scenes.

Comfort to me (1064 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sense8 (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Wolfgang Bogdanow/Kala Dandekar, Hernando/Lito Rodriguez
Characters: Wolfgang Bogdanow, Lito Rodriguez, Nomi Marks, Kala Dandekar
Additional Tags: Missing Scene, Religion, Homophobia, Backstory
Summary:

Three missing scenes where Nomi, Wolfgang, Lito and Kala connect over what comforts them and trying to find what they will take risks on. Set after Kala's wedding but before episode 8-'We will all be judged by the courage of our hearts.' References to Lito/Hernando and homophobia as well as some religious discussion, any errors of interpretation are mine.

“Ah but you’re one of us and we do,” Nomi’s voice was teasing but her smile sincere as she looked at him. It was odd, he was so used to only Felix knowing him. Now there was this woman in San Francisco and Kala and all the others who didn’t look away.

ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
For Yuletide this year, I wrote in a new fandom that I fell in love with, Sense8 and my recipient was happy with the story. I feel like its one of those fics that's my style-lots of dialogue, not a lot of action and missing scenes.

Comfort to me (1064 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sense8 (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Wolfgang Bogdanow/Kala Dandekar, Hernando/Lito Rodriguez
Characters: Wolfgang Bogdanow, Lito Rodriguez, Nomi Marks, Kala Dandekar
Additional Tags: Missing Scene, Religion, Homophobia, Backstory
Summary:

Three missing scenes where Nomi, Wolfgang, Lito and Kala connect over what comforts them and trying to find what they will take risks on. Set after Kala's wedding but before episode 8-'We will all be judged by the courage of our hearts.' References to Lito/Hernando and homophobia as well as some religious discussion, any errors of interpretation are mine.

“Ah but you’re one of us and we do,” Nomi’s voice was teasing but her smile sincere as she looked at him. It was odd, he was so used to only Felix knowing him. Now there was this woman in San Francisco and Kala and all the others who didn’t look away.

ceitfianna: (running towards a happy ending)
Thank you [personal profile] just_ann_now and [personal profile] camwyn, your cards have arrived and they're lovely. For anyone who'd like one and if you've moved or not sure I have your proper address, please comment on this post, also if you'd like a fic, let me know. All comments are screened and I hope to get them out this weekend.

Today I started the first day of a four day subbing job doing close to what I love and as always it leaves me thoughtful about what works versus ideas. I'm glad I signed up for this almost week long job, RP and writing will be slower but that happens. I'm also revving up for another round of many job applications, because I want to be in a place full of people who get me and that means finding a job that works and wants me.

Yuletide is going, I feel like its a good pace and I'm happy with what I've written so far. An unexpected pleasure is helping with the weeding at my local library in preparation for their move next year. At the moment, I'm going through the juvenile nonfiction section and some of the books are strange. I enjoy having the time to do that and it gives me a chance to talk more with my mentor there.

For now, I'm glad to be sitting as this subbing job requires lots of standing but I have good shoes.
ceitfianna: (a writer's life)
I'm dealing with some major head congestion but I'm slowly putting various things in motion. A big part of that has been more writing, I finished my [community profile] ineedmyfics in a fandom I've never written for and started a few more fics including at least one in another new fandom. Not new to me, but new to my writing.

What I finished

Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren, which I enjoyed. I liked that the hero was the one who needed to be taught how to enjoy himself and the conflicts and issues made sense. My main issue was it felt like the heroine didn't have as strong an emotional journey, hers was more dealing with making something that had been a fantasy, a reality and what it meant. A good and sexy read with some wonderfully intimate and funny scenes, an author who's contemporaries I might read more of.

A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire, the newest October Daye book. This is one that feels like its setting the stage but at the same time opening up the world. As always I love these books and this is one I look forward to rereading because its more about seeing what's going on and working to fix it instead of solving something. It also feels like a book with Toby embracing her role in a way she hasn't before and its great to see and I love all the background it provided. Its left me with questions, ideas and a lot to chew on.

What I'm currently reading

No Dark Place by Joan Wolf, a medieval set book that I'm not sure how to categorize. At times, it reminds me of the Cadfael books in terms of the research and there is a mystery, but the author didn't learn from Peters the lesson of showing the world versus telling. I've been moving slowly through this book because too many things get spelled out, taking their armor off every time they enter, commenting on the armor and who's overlord. Once or twice would be fine for setting the scene but there's too much explaining and it gets in the way. The characters and story are intriguing, the main character is a young man trying to find out where he fits on the cusp of the war between Stephen and Matilda and everyone wants to use him. Instead he's trying to understand where he came from, find a way to be with the woman he loves and deal with migraines. At this point, I have about a hundred pages left in the book, but I don't know when I'll read them. There isn't a huge pull for me in this book and I wish there was. Good historical fiction makes me happy and this is almost really good.

The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes, this is a Star Wars Clone Wars' novel and I'm liking it. The author has a good feel for the world and I can so far picture it all happening during the animated series which I loved. It also stars Obi-Wan and Kit Fisto, I love both of them and its wonderful to see more of how they work together.


Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis
by Kim Todd is a fascinating book about a woman scientist who lived in the late 1600s. The author does a great job of showing how she fit into the world of science and commerce in her time and the art is beautiful. Smithsonian magazine just had an her as there's another book about her coming out this year. On their site, they have digital images of her art which I know I've seen on cards.

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott, this book got a lot of praise when it came out and it really deserves it. The book is fast moving, alternating between the four women, and showing how at times their stories intersect. Its a reminder of how small the United States can be sometimes and how brave, determined and horrible people can be. I also find Civil War history fascinating and this book does a great job of looking at women and the different kinds of home fronts.

What I'm reading next

I'm hoping to be able to get a copy of Bone Gap by Laura Ruby from the library. I've heard amazing things about this book and have wanted to read it since I heard about it at ALA Midwinter back in January. Recently its actually on the shelf at the library so I want to snag it. I might also read Only a Promise, the newest Survivor's Club novel by Mary Balogh.
ceitfianna: (Tumnus)
Everyone was recently revealed for the Narnia Exchange which is one of my favorite exchanges. I'm working slowly on my [community profile] ineedmyfics where I have the ideas and a start but need to get more of everything.

The fic I wrote was one I loved writing as it gave me a chance to explore Archenland and I have another fic started that connects with what I wrote.

Deep Roots (1731 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: King Lune (Narnia)/Original Female Character
Characters: King Lune (Narnia), Original Female Character(s), Edmund Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Peter Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie
Additional Tags: Archenland, Age of Winter (Narnia), Worldbuilding, Backstory, Kings & Queens, Politics
Summary:

The wonderful prompt that inspired this story was: I would like a story about Archenland during the Long Winter, or during the first years after Narnia's sudden reemergence from its magical bonds..


This is King Lune's story of what he knew and didn't know of Narnia and how as king, he and the people of Archenland lived with the closed pass. Any mistakes about the timeline are my own and Irene is my own as she needed a name. Thank you to nasimwrites for betaing.

ceitfianna: (Dean time rambles on)
From [personal profile] k_a_webb a meme that gives me an excuse to update. She gave me 27.

If you comment here with the words "I wanna play" I will assign you a number from 15-30 of facts about yourself to post about yourself in your journal.

1-I'm allergic to pretty much the entire bee and wasp family-the vespids.
2-I lived in New Zealand for three years.
3-I speak French and can read and write Latin and Ancient Greek.
4-I always have a book in my purse-current one Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older.
5-Country music is my comfort music.
6-The best way for me to finishing writing a fic is if I'm writing it as a gift for someone or as part of a fic exchange.
7-I didn't get my driver's license until I moved back from New Zealand in 2008.
8-My dream job would be as a youth librarian at a small public library or a middle school librarian.
9-I hate the texture of raw coconut.
10-My two favorite kinds of tea are English Breakfast and Earl Grey.
11-At the moment I live in a seaside town with a lot of retirees.
12-For every new book I'm reading, I'm always rereading an old favorite at the same time.
13-I love working as a fact-checker, its intense and interesting and has helped me feel far more confident in my research abilities.
14-Every day I wear my watch, two bracelets and always put on earrings and a necklace.
15-I discovered my first grey hair was I was in my sophomore year of high school and have a grey/silver streak hidden in my hair.
16-I'm part of a blended family, the youngest and the glue with two older brothers and an older sister.
17-I studied abroad in Athens in 2002 and whenever I read about Greece's troubles, I remember how beautiful the country is and how kind the people were.
18-I've been wearing glasses since fourth grade and contacts since my senior year of college.
19-I miss having a cat.
20-If I won the lottery, I would pay off friends' debts then travel to see everyone especially my new nephew.
21-I was raised as a Quaker and consider myself one.
22-I don't like the taste of coffee.
23-My favorite color is dark blue.
24-I know how to do stage makeup.
25-I get my best ideas when walking or driving.
26-My great-grandfather was a Congressman, a member of the House of Representatives.
ceitfianna: (Charles+Raven-here to hold you)
This is a late gift for [personal profile] dodger_sister and its a fic about Peter and Edmund, growing up and missing Narnia. Life is busy and good for me, I need to do a proper update.

Our Better Selves (421 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie
Additional Tags: England (Country), School, Siblings, Prompt Fic, kings and queens of narnia
Summary:

This is a belated birthday fic for dodger_sister who wanted a Narnia fic: You know what I've been wondering about - like what are the Pevensies' birthdays like their first year back, after they grew up in Narnia and then Lucy is celebrating her like what 9th birthday *again* or like when their mom makes a fuss over Peter becoming a man on his birthday when he's been a *king* in Narnia.


The last part of this prompt stuck with me, this idea of being told now you're a man and instead of a birthday, the setting is at school where Peter and Edmund have heard a speech about becoming men. Its also about how sometimes Peter misses Narnia at moments that he doesn't expect. I hope you like it.

ceitfianna: (lost in a library)
This week I wrote up a new cover letter for a job opportunity that feels like it came out of nowhere. I won't know anything more until August but I feel good about it and my paycheck for my last fact-checking came in.

AU!Week in Milliways was interesting and makes me think I should go and revisit the Pacific Rim AU I was working on for Sameth and maybe write up more of if William went down a darker path. Its something that's come up in other stories for him but I haven't pushed it to the point I did in Bar. Its something I might play with more in the sandboxes.

In happy news for the first time, I participated in the Lost Library Exchange where the focus is on writing fictional works that are mentioned in other works. Its a great idea and there were some amazing stories. I wrote one which is a chapter from one of the Millie books from the Chronicles of Chrestomanci.

When Millie Played Fair (1571 words) by FiKate
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Millie Goes to School Series
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Millie (Millie Goes to School series)
Additional Tags: Boarding School, Millie Goes to School (Fictional Series), Female Friendship, Music
Summary:

Miss Heloise had organized a piano concert and Millie was going to do her best and win a prize, nothing Delphinia could do would stop her. A chapter from Millie in the Upper Fourth.

“She’s always showing off but she can’t do that much on the piano, she’s not that good. Now come on, I need to finish this essay or else I won’t be allowed to ride in the race next month,” Jane said with a sigh, Millie knew it was only to distract her but she didn’t mind. She knew she was lucky to have Jane as her roommate, because she understood about Delphinia and never thought she was making anything up, even though Jane didn’t care one whit about music or who was best except in riding.



For a gift, I received a brilliant fic from the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and I've finally seen the first episode of the miniseries, it looks good. I look forward to when I can watch all of it along with rereading as its one of my favorite books.

On Doorways, Glass, and my Good Wife (1035 words) by Selden
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Characters: Revelations of Thirty-Six Other Worlds - Paris Ormskirk
Additional Tags: Horror, marital discord, unfortunate housekeeping solutions, Period-Typical Sexism
Summary:

A fresh addition to the excellent work Revelations of Thirty-Six Other Worlds, devised by Paris Ormskirk, gent, and newly imprinted at London, by William Knowles, in Paul's Churchyard at the sign of the black bird, 1547.



Then I also got a wonderful treat of a review of an Ariadne Oliver novel.

Book Review: The Affair of the Second Goldfish (229 words) by Lexigent
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Poirot - Agatha Christie
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Reviews of Ariadne Oliver novels
Summary:

A review of this entertaining new novel.



Some of the other great stuff was actually written by people I know like [profile] bookelfe's Romeo and Ethel the Pirate Daughter.

Two more recs here but everything in the exchange is worth a read. )

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