Hey all! I hope those from you that celebrate it have had a lovely Christmas and the rest of you have had a lovely week! :D I predictably have a new lap top as everything we did with my old one failed to save it, and it is shiny and new and most importantly it works which is wonderful. My track record with computers is appalling, but hopefully this one will not break after a year *craddles*
I am actually very much alive and have had a really nice holiday so far, sadly not as productive as I had promised myself, but there is still some time that this can change in, after all what are New Year resolutions for? I have been going to London quite a bit and Oxford and went to Paris after Christmas for a couple of days and in the few days I have spend at home I watched lots of cheesy tv, thanks to lauds
I became briefly obsessed with Nearly Famous, afterwards started watching Gossip Girl and have been ctaching up with Ugly Betty. I am not ashamed.
I have also been reading Yuletide
, I love Yuletide so very much, though for the first time this year I didn't sign up, I have read more fics than ever before and they quality is really high.
So here be recs:ScrubsMy Secret Magi
I love Scrubs and it is funny in a way that is difficult to write, and yet this fic does it very well, it is absolutely hilarious and holiday themed and light.His Dark Materials:
Philip Pullman (Another thing I have done this holiday is reread these, oh I had forgotten how much I loved them!)The Ivory Horn
: This fic is absolutely brilliant. One of my most favourite from the fest, it tells the story of Will after the end, where he studies Physics in Oxford (Exeter, of course) and tries to get Lyra back. Wonderful and shocking twist, well not exactly a twist but you'll see what I mean. (Wow judging from the amount of comments, most of you must have read this already, but if you have missed it by some chance, do read it!!)Christingle
: Another lovely story about Will in Oxford. I like this very much. This sounded like it is written by someone at Oxford, because the little details, which people tend to get wrong are all right. (loneraven
, this reminds me of you, if you haven't written it, you should read it!)One Tree Hillif you shake her heart enough she will appear
: It is about what Brooke does after finishing school, it's about friendship and more. It is quietly lovely and so very Brooke.Billy ElliotDancing Boys
: Wonderful, wonderful Billy/Michael, after many years apart Billy finishes school and comes home. Michael's POV, the sort of fic I have always wanted, and never quite realised it. Perfect. The Devil Wears PradaStill Life with Lipstick
: Miranda/Andy. It's fashion week and they meet again. Lovely Miranda characterisation.DariaAre We the Fools for Being Surprised?
It is a Daria/Jane fic set in college, I was always going to love it, but it also has spot on dialogue, so that I can completely visualise it. The world always needs more Daria fic.Friends
(I don't think I have ever read Friends fic in my life)The One Where Chandler Sneaks A Pee
: Pre series, Chandler and Joey have lived together for only a few weeks and Chandler really needs to pee. It is one big misunderstanding with hilarious consequences. The One Where Chandler Isn't Gay
: Because really blowjobs totally don't count. Brilliant, made me laugh so much. Oh Joey.Goodbye LeninMmm-Mmm Good!
Alex/Denis, short, porny and utterly awesome.
Little Miss SunshineA fucking conversation about whatever
: I love this film, it is darkly funny and this fic is incredibly true to the spirit of the film, a conversation between Dwayne and uncle Frank. Really good.
Susan Coolidge - What Katy Did seriesSnow White and Rose red
: It has been a long time since I have read these, the plot is very fuzzy in my head, but this was written so well, so very true to the books, full of innocence and subtleness, Clover/Rose Red. Ugly BettySetting the Record Straight
: This was the fic that stopped me reading more and made me catch up on ugly betty, Marc give Justin advice, it is so cute. Also I love Cliff. No Place Like Home
: This is absolute Crack but I liked it, Amanda dreams of being Dorothy and it all goes to Oz from here.
More to come I am sure, there are a few more fandoms I need to get through.