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Season's Greetings! 
21st-Dec-2009 07:04 pm
Hi there, remember me? I've been away from LJ for so long it's not even funny. I mean, it's been almost 5 months since my last entry. Jfc, that must be the saddest record I've ever set in my entire life! Do not want. D:

I must've missed so much. The good stuff and the bad stuff - I've missed it. I wasn't there. And it sucks so bad. I can't even put it into words how much I've hated not being able to be around. And now I'm hating the fact that I probably still wont be able to be around nearly as much as I'd like.

*takes a deep breath*

I'm SO happy to be here now, though, even if I cannot say I'll be able to stay. I have missed you guys, and I'm not just saying this because it sounds good but because I really mean it. You're in my thoughts every day and just knowing that you're there makes my day brighter. ♥

Season's Greetings to you all! You're an amazing bunch of people, and I hope you have a lovely holiday season and that the new year will be a good one for each and every one of you! *hugs*

And finally, here's little something to read and ogle at during the holidays. The scans are from SFX's "Vampires" Special from earlier this year. There's an 8 pages long interview with James Marsters there, and I also scanned the page which declared Spike as the number one vampire on the 50 Greatest Vampires of All Time list. And rightly so. :D

I know it's possible that you all have read this already, but it's the thought that counts, right? :)


Scans by me. Awesomeness by JM.
Click on the thumbnails to see them in full size.






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21st-Dec-2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
*huggles you back*

It's so great to see you! How are you doing? I'm so out of the loop with everything and everyone it's bloody embarrassing. I mean, how do you ask a person what's been going on in her/his life during the last five months without sounding like a complete dick? *facepalm*

Aw, thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked the scans! I thought it was a rather interesting interview. Plus it was so nice to see a list of vampires that didn't have a certain sparkling, fangless wannabee vampire listed as number one. XD

Also, your icon is ♥
21st-Dec-2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
Yay, it's so nice to hear from you again. This whole post brought a big smile to my face, and the James goodness was just an added bonus;)

I hope you're doing okay on your end. Happy Holidays! *squishes you*
21st-Dec-2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Omg, it's you! *does a little happy dance*
It's so great to see you! How are you doing? How's...everything? Gah, I feel like such a jerk asking people what's going on in their lives after not having done so in almost half a year. *faceplam*

I'm so glad you enjoyed the James goodness. I think it was a pretty interesting interview. :)

I'm doing ok, I guess, especially considering that I've only been home from the hospital for one and a half weeks. I actually had a pleural tap done two weeks ago where they removed 1,2 liters of fluid out of my lungs. I was like what the actual fuck back then, but I've been feeling SO much better after the operation. It's wonderful to be able to breathe like a normal person again! :D

Thank you so much! I hope you have happy holidays, too! *squishes you back*

Edited at 2009-12-21 11:19 pm (UTC)
21st-Dec-2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Aww, well, I'm glad you're feeling better. You haven't missed much with me. I haven't really done anything worth mentioning...lol! Still writing fictions, even though my heart isn't much in it anymore. Other than that, everything is good=)
22nd-Dec-2009 12:27 am (UTC)
Aw, I'm sure that's not true. I bet you do mention-worthy stuff all the time. :)

even though my heart isn't much in it anymore.
This part makes me sad. Has something particular happened to make you feel this way or is it just...I don't know, priorities changing or something like that? I'm not going to say never ever stop writing because if it doesn't feel good then it just doesn't and I don't believe in forcing when it comes to creative stuff. What I'm going to say, though, is this: I think you are a brilliant writer. I've always enjoyed your stuff and I think it would be a shame if the fandom was to lose such a great talent.
22nd-Dec-2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks, that's always good to hear. It's everything, really. I've gotten a few negative comments lately that really don't make me very eager to continue, but then there are the few that give me nothing but praise, so I'll continue to do it for them. I can't forever, but I'm not quite done yet. The ones I'm trying to finish now is a Spuffy Christmas story, and I'm working on a Buffy/True Blood crossover, which I see you're also a fan of, yay! I'm almost done with that one, and then I don't know what I'm going to do.
22nd-Dec-2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
People are so bloody weird with their comments sometimes. I mean, if something ain't your cup of tea then it ain't and leaving pissy-ass comments to the writer is not going to change that. As a writer - or any type of an artist, really - you can never please everyone, but as a reader you can always scroll past the stuff that isn't to your liking. So why not do so? Like, seriously. It really shouldn't be that hard.

This is such a cheesy and obvious thing to say, but try and not let those ignorant people bring you down. What do they know anyway? Screw them! Keep doing what you want to do - what makes you happy - being it writing or something else, and if some people can't appreciate that then it's their problem.

Ooh, both of those stories sound really interesting! I so need to get my printer to work again so that I can get back to reading fics. Gah, I've missed fanfiction so much!

Yes, I'm a True Blood fan. Although the 2nd season frustrated the crap out of me! The Dallas storyline was awesome, but the maenad storyline didn't work at all and I think the season should've ended after the brilliant 9th episode etc. I have so many issues with this show, but I cannot stop watching it. It's like crack. But there better be some serious Eric/Sookie action happening in the next season or bricks are going to be shat! LOL.

Also, I love your icon! ♥
22nd-Dec-2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
LOL, same here, the maenad storyline was so stupid, but I mostly liked everything else, I preferred the second season over the first. I honestly don't think I would have been an Eric/Sookie fan if I didn't read the books. Now I'm seriously obsessed with them...lol!

I agree about fan fiction, that's exactly what I told those reviewers. If they have a problem, they just don't have to read, it's really not that hard. Some of those comments are really not necessary, but I'm not gonna let it get to me.
22nd-Dec-2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
I have to confess that I haven't even read the books yet. I do have them in pdf format on my computer, though, but thanks to my already mentioned broken-down printer, I sort of might as well not have them at all. Oh how I miss the times when I was able to sit hours and hours in front of my computer reading stuff or manipping or just surfing the Internet. Now I can barely manage 30 minutes before either I get vertiginous or it simply gets too painful to sit in an upright position. Blah forever! :(

But even deprived of the books, I still totally ship E/S. It's just makes all kinds of sense to me whereas Bill/Sookie simply doesn't. Too bad Alan Ball seems to be the worlds biggest Bill fan. It seriously pains me to see such a great character as Eric to be subject to such inconsistent storytelling - they're totally waisting his potential. And Sookie's potential, too, having her tied down to Bill who's not only annoying but constantly treats Sookie like an idiot. Grrr! /rant. Lol. Like I said, I have some serious issues with this series... xD
22nd-Dec-2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
First of all, your icon is so awesome...lol! Yeah, I completely agree, I was for Bill/Sookie in the beginning, but that ship has completely sailed. Alan may be a Bill fan, but he at least admitted that Eric and Sookie are fated, so we'll see what happens. I just hope next season starts being a little bit more like the books, and it seems like Sookie won't be with Bill much longer, hopefully. Not that she's going to hook up with Eric right away, there will be a few other love interests, but I still believe it'll happen at some point. I can't wait until they do book four, they better not skip it. That's my favorite book in the series, and it's major with Eric/Sookie goodness. You don't have to read the others, just read that one...lol! It sucks that being at the computer is so painful for you. *hugs*
23rd-Dec-2009 12:42 am (UTC)
I know right! xD I think it sums up something quite essential about Bill, lol. Plus it makes me laugh every time I see it. The icon is made by meganlovesjared.

Alan Ball said that?! Well color me surprised! And pleased. I mean, "Eric and Sookie are fated" is such an obscure statement - basically it could end up meaning almost anything - but I still think it sounds rather promising. At least coming from Alan Ball, who's been going to great lengths to glorify Bill and make Eric look like a one-dimensional asshole. Except that Bill is simply unglorifiable and Eric is too badass to be affected by Ball's Bill fangirling. xD

Judging by what people who have read the books have told me, I really wish they'd follow the books more closely, too. I mean, why base a show on a series of books if you don't feel like sticking to the story? I don't get it. :/

Book 4 - is it the one where Eric loses his memory? Because if so, yes, I'm definitely going to read that one! *big grin*

Aw, thanks so much! *hugs you back* It really does suck. But you just have to play the hand you're dealt, I guess.
23rd-Dec-2009 12:55 am (UTC)
Well, he said something like that, I could have worded it wrong...lol! I know he mentioned their sexual chemistry, but really, you have to be blind not to notice that. I love Eric in the books, he's awesome, I'm just starting to tolerate him on the show. I really wish they wouldn't have changed his character so much, but there are some things in the books that I hope Alan will leave out completely, but somehow I doubt it.

Yes, the 4th book is the one when Eric loses his memory. I think that was when I really fell in love with him, in my opinion, the books kind of went downhill after that. I was actually debating whether or not to continue after book 7, but I decided to stick with them and I'm glad I did, we got a lot of good moments between the two later on. There's at least three or four books left in the series, and I'm worried about things going downhill between them again, but I'm still hoping for the best.
21st-Dec-2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
I had not seen that interview, thank you so much for posting it here. :)
I'm loving the book you so kindly sent me, and I'm waiting for the year to change so I can see you again. Can't wait :)
21st-Dec-2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
Aw, the pleasure's all mine. ♥ Concerning both the scans and the book, actually. It makes my heart swell with happiness to hear you're enjoying them. :D

Also, I want you to know that you're in my thoughts and prayers every day. *hugs you so very tight*
22nd-Dec-2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Awwww! ♥ ♥
You're just so, so lovely!
Oh man, I have tears in my eyes now.
Thank you so much, my dear friend!
*keeps on hugging*
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22nd-Dec-2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed the scans! I thought it was a rather interesting interview. Plus I totally got a kick out of seeing a list of vampires that didn't have a certain sparkling, wussy-ass anti-vampire listed as number one. XD

Thanks for asking, I'm doing alright, I guess, especially considering that I've only been home from the hospital for one and a half weeks. I actually had a thoracentesis aka pleural tap done two weeks ago where they removed 1,2 liters of fluid out of my lungs. I was like jfc, no wonder I felt like I was constantly running out of oxygen! I've been feeling remarkably better after the operation and I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that there will be no unnecessary fluids anywhere near my lungs ever again. So yeah, I'm rather ok. For me. As in I'm still in an annoyingly bad shape, but at least I don't sound like a steam engine anymore. xD

And how are you doing? Has your immune system been behaving? Gah, I feel like such a jerk asking people what's going on in their lives after having failed to do so for almost half a year. *hangs head in shame*

My hearties thanks! I hope you have happy holidays, too! *hugs*
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23rd-Dec-2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
Aw, you're most welcome! It makes me all kinds of happy to hear that people have enjoyed these scans so much! Yay! :D

Yes, well, it wasn't exactly a picnic. I was literally like a fish out of water, always gulping for air. Nights were the worst because when you wake up - and I tend to wake up several times a night - you can't remember what's going and it's dark and you're suffocating and it's like a nightmare come true. D:

The thoracentesis itself wasn't nearly as scary as I'd thought, though. It was done with local anesthesia, so I didn't really feel anything during it. Basically, they inserted a chest tube through the ribs in the back of my chest into my chest wall. Then they drained the evil fluids away, removed the tube and it was done. I had to stay two days in the hospital afterwards, though.

Gah, that sounds so scary! D: I mean, I'm obviously glad that things are not worse and I can't even begin to tell you how much I love your practical optimism, but it still makes my heart ache knowing that you have to struggle so. :( I hope from the bottom of my heart that you'll feel better soon. *hugs*

Omg, I love Christmas cookies! Thank you so much! :D
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4th-Jan-2010 08:03 pm (UTC)
Sorry it took me so long to answer you. The Christmas and New Year festivities kinda wore me out a bit. I absolutely love both of those celebrations - and especially Christmas - but damn, homes, they are a lot of work! xD

Swelling throats, fluid-filled lungs, malfunctioning oxygen masks (a recurring nightmare of mine) etc. are work of the devil, I swear. Everything that has anything to do with suffocating scares the living shit out of me. *shudders*

Awwwww. You're a gem of a person, you know that right?! We haven't even know each other that long, and yet here you are being so utterly kind and generous and understanding towards me that I don't even know how to respond appropriately. I'm feeling both painfully undeserving and most grateful, and shit, now I have tears all over my keyboard. My heartiest thanks, you amazing wonderful you! ♥ ♥ *hugs you so very tight*

To be honest, I kinda wish so too! xD I've already ran out of mine and I absolutely love those damn things. Christmas cookies for the win! :D
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5th-Jan-2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
You were without power up until Christmas?! Damn, that must've sucked. D: I hate it when you have to rush things, and Christmas especially should be a rush free zone, imo. My hate for haste may have something to do with the fact that when I'm in a hurry I turn into a useless cranky idiot. ;p

Aw, well, you truly are a gem so it made all kinds of sense to call you that. :) And you really did brighten my day like whoa. Your comments always do. ♥

Thank you so much for the encouragement! I guess I'm still not entirely used to people being so incredibly nice to me. I always get awfully emotional and tend to end up feeling like all I can do is stutter inadequate thank yous while getting more and more shy and awkward by the moment. *rolls eyes at self*

Oh man, all this talk about Christmas cookies is making me crave some like crazy! I wish I could make them myself, but since I can't I'm so going to bribe ask my cousin to make some for us all tomorrow. Yum! :D
25th-Dec-2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Thanks for the posting. Marsters is always entertaining.
28th-Dec-2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
My pleasure. :)
That he is! I seriously doubt he could give a boring interview even if he tried. ;D
3rd-Jan-2010 04:36 am (UTC)
*hugs*

Good to hear from you again, sweetie! I've been thinking of you too and hoping you're doing alright. Drop by whenever you can, hon. There's always a place for you at the table.

Thanks fro the scans. I've seen the photos before but not the article so that's a treat for me!
4th-Jan-2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Ohmygod, it's you! Yay! :D *does a little happy dance*

How are you?! How is...everything? Ugh, I feel like such an asshole asking people what's going on in their lives after having failed to do so for almost half a year. *hangs head in shame*

Awwwww. *gets all teary eyed* You're always so kind to me. Always. And once again I'm left feeling both painfully undeserving and utterly grateful. My heartiest thanks, you awesome you! ♥ ♥

My pleasure. :) I'm so happy you enjoyed the article! It's too bad the pics were the same old stuff everybody and their cousin has already seen, but at least the interview was a new one.
11th-Jan-2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
I'm doing good. I bought a condo and adopted a cat. Don't worry about not checking in with me more - you have to take care of yourself first. *I* feel like a jerk for not nudging you to see how you were doing, but I didn't want to be nuisance. Just know you cross my mind and whenever you do, I hope you're doing well.

*huggles*
14th-Jan-2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
Ooh, a new condo and a kitten - sounds exciting! It's so nice to hear that there are such lovely things happening in your life. :)

Aw, thanks for understanding and making my heart feel a bit lighter! ♥ I try not to stress too much about not being able to be around much, but it's really, really hard not to scold myself for being such an awful friend. Plus I just plain miss you guys. :( Oh, and there's no reason whatsoever for you to feel like a jerk, ok? Absolutely none. *nods firmly*

You're in my thoughts, too, and my best wishes are always with you! :)

*huggles back*
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