Jan. 1st, 2012

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Happy New Year, guys! ♥

Let's see. 2011 was a bit of a pain in the arse, won't lie. It was a horrible, uncertain year for many people. For me, it was coming to terms with loss, with who I am, with the fact that it's all right to grieve, and it's not my fault, the reason behind the grief. That I should stop hating myself for what happened, and I should cut myself some slack already. That I deserve good things, too.

Also it was the year when my wonderful, beloved nephew was born, and for that I will always be more grateful than I can say.

Righty-ho. Let's take a look at last year's resolutions and what happened there.

2011 - pass or fail? )

And now for a few 2012 resolutions. This year, like the last, I'm going to borrow my wishes to you from a master wordsmith, someone who puts it far, far better than I ever could.

...I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.

It's the best message I could leave for myself -- because if this past year has proven anything, it's that the world does need more kindness. Anything after that is immaterial. Be kind to people, but first and foremost, be kind to yourself. All the rest of it will fall in place by itself.

Here's hoping. )

I think that's enough to be getting on with. :) Here's to a bloody fantastic year, one way or another. Hey, we might all be dead this time next year. Let's live it in a way we can be proud of. AND FILL IT WITH BOYS AND GIRLS IN LOVE. BECAUSE THERE ARE FEW THINGS BETTER. ♥

Lastly: You guys are ALL MY FAVOURITES. Thank you for being the people you are. <3<3<3
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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. Drop a link to your post in the comments.

Hmmmmm. Okay, I guess, one for each.

Favourite fic: Well. Each of the fics I write is my favourite in one aspect or another, but I guess it's a toss-up between these two:

Love in the Time of Marmite
--Arthur-is-a-magical-chef fic. Basically. And then there's Eames. And Marmite. But this is mainly a story about Love, always about Love.

A Secret Love
--Regency AU. Lord Arthur Morwellan is desperate -- otherwise he would never have approached such a dangerous gentleman as Mr Gabriel Eames. While they grew up together, a misguided fight in their youth resulted in their estrangement from each other. But Arthur knows that Eames is the only person who can help him now, and he must find a way to gain his assistance -- even if it means deceiving him as to the true identity of the person in need. But what happens when Eames discovers his shocking secret?

Fic I feel like no one ever saw: I posted this around the time of the first LJ DDoS blackout, and it kind of got lost in the middle of the deluge, so. I'm pretty proud of this fic -- I feel it's one of my best, and it did exactly what I wanted it to do. :)

Not Shy of a Spark
--Noir AU. PI Arthur Lake gets called out to what he thinks is a routine case to help out a friend; things get a lot more complicated when he finds out who the victim is and meets William Eames, the person who found the body.

Fic I would say defines me as a creator: That's a really tough one, no doubt about it. But I think I can definitely say that this is one of the best things I have ever done, and it encompasses my undying need for a happy ending, for things working out for my protagonists, even if I put them through hoops first. It is a pretty perfect snapshot of what I'm aiming for as a writer -- lighthearted, yet with a strong emotional core and a resolution that (I hope) leaves the reader smiling.

Darling Buds of May
--When Arthur agrees to help out a desperate customer at the last minute, he has no idea what he's getting himself into. But then that's Eames for you. If only Eames would stop trying to trick his name out of him, everything would be right with the world.

....I honestly have no idea how this turned into such an Inception fest. I guess that fandom challenges me to produce works that I'm proud to call my own, and Arthur and Eames always bring out the writer in me that wants to aim for the stars.

To finish off this edition of Arthur loves his Eamesie, here's an InstaRec for a fic that honestly made me smile so hard. One of the most delightful things I have ever read, without a doubt. This has been Captain Fluff, your hostess for the day.

you are the place I rest my head by [livejournal.com profile] papered
--café!AU. In which Arthur and Eames are uni students, and Eames works at the uni coffee shop.
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