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I hope everyone's having a wonderful end-of-the-year season and getting however much rest and rejuvenation you need. Between some extended-familial estrangement and my parents making their final break from the whole religion thing (two entirely unrelated events!), we had a quiet, relaxing, secular Christmas chez moi yesterday -- my favorite kind!

Now I'm headed of to Ireland until January 4th (and just realizing that I really should've mentioned this beforehand, and gleaned some travel tips from you all, drat!). I'll probably be able to check email intermittently, since at least one of our hotels has free wifi, hurrah, but won't be around much otherwise. But then: actual & regular reading/responding/posting, for real this time!

Oh, and since I won't be back until after the [ profile] sga_santa reveals are up (and will be thus slightly delayed in responding to the lovely feedback!), if you want to guess which one I wrote, comment here and I will write you a little something if you're right (and, er, if you want me to). I can't wait to find out who wrote the sweet team-y John/Rodney story Growing Pains for me!

Finally: anyone who's feeling a little post-holiday (pre-New Years?) blues should go check out [ profile] chkc's absolutely darling holiday chibis. There's even a Leverage chibi!team! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, (unless you hate joy, I guess).

Date: 2009-12-27 06:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fadó fadó!

(This is the only bit of Gaelic I know. It literally means "a long, long time ago" and is their equivalent of "once upon a time." You can tell I'm a fairy tales geek. *g*)

Have lots of fun and I hope the new stricter air travel regs don't cause any problems!

Date: 2009-12-28 01:33 am (UTC)
ext_14845: betta fish (Default)
From: [identity profile]
I know that too! I also know a drinking toast or two and other things which if I think longer I can come up with :)

Date: 2009-12-31 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, also, I have remembered the SGA selkie story! What the Sea Has to Give by [ profile] siriaeve. Such a pretty story!

Date: 2010-01-01 01:36 am (UTC)
ext_14845: betta fish (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Whee! I shall bookmark that!

There are a number of selkie AUs in SGA, I'm rather fond of them even if they are so often sad.

Date: 2010-01-01 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
But this one is a happy one! :)

Date: 2010-01-01 03:08 am (UTC)
ext_14845: betta fish (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, it is! :) Thank you for that!

Date: 2010-01-18 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sadly, Fadó fadó did not come up during my travels, even with all the history (and some fairy tales!) that we were learning, though our tour guide did sheepishly admit to us that he didn't know much Gaelic at all.

We did get to hear about the highway that got re-routed around a hawthorn tree at the cost of several million dollars: Hawthorns are considered likely fairy-dwellings, apparently, and no one on the construction crew would cut down this massive tree that was in the way of the new road, so the foreman says that he'll cut it down himself the very next day, but then on the way home that night he gets killed in a car accident. And of course then really no one will cut it down, and they decide the most prudent thing is to move the path of the road instead. So that's kind of a fairy-story!

Date: 2010-01-19 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That is quite the fairy story, even without the fadó fadó! They do tend to have more of the harsher fairies in Ireland than the fluffy ones.

Date: 2010-01-19 03:30 am (UTC)
ext_14845: betta fish (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Huh. I feel like I've heard that before, only I haven't. What I mean, I guess, is that's exactly what would happen in an Irish folk tale. :)

Date: 2010-01-20 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Heh, I know what you mean! When the driver started the story with "So there was this fairy tree in the way of the road construction," I could already guess how it was going to end. Way to be predictable, fairies.

Date: 2010-01-20 02:32 am (UTC)
ext_14845: betta fish (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Way to be predictable, fairies.

I'm pretty sure there's some fairy somewhere telling the other side of the story and it ends with 'Way to be stupid and predictable, humans!' and most likely with a sneer also.

Date: 2009-12-28 01:26 am (UTC)
ext_14845: betta fish (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Yay for a good Christmas! Best wishes for a great trip to Ireland!

Oh yay the Leverage chibis! :) Thank you for pointing that post out!

The shear amount of sga-santa fic is intimidating me right now. *hides from it*

Date: 2010-01-18 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought of you when I saw the Leverage chibis, I did! Have you seen the latest episode?

And boy, do I hear you on the intimidating-amount-of-fic thing. I've decided to take the approach of thinking, "Well, even if this clearly-still-robust fandom went absolutely silent tomorrow, I've still got several months' worth of fic-backlog!" Like, oh, all of the bigbangs from this year.

Date: 2010-01-19 03:39 am (UTC)
ext_14845: betta fish (Default)
From: [identity profile]
I thought of you when I saw the Leverage chibis, I did!
:) You know me too well!

Have you seen the latest episode?
No, I haven't! :( *epic sad-face* It isn't up for watching on the show's website and I, um, usually forget to watch TV when it's on. Plus, I'm fairly certain our TV doesn't actually get TV, but I haven't tried it in a while, so maybe one of my flatmates did something about that? There was previously murmurings that it should be able to do more than play DVDs, but I declared it not-my-problem and I'd split the bill if they did and not if they didn't. :)

Have you seen it? Was it good? (Feel free to spoil me, if you wish.)

I've decided to take the approach of thinking,
Heee, I do the same thing some times! I think I need a way of randomising what fic to read, or something (or maybe find someone(s) who'll rec at me), because otherwise I get overwhelmed by the masterlists. So long! So confusing! So many names! So very lacking summaries!

Date: 2010-01-20 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It isn't up for watching on the show's website
I can email you links to some other websites it's up on, if you'd like. It was a fun job, having to do with fashion and getting used to the new grifter (happily, we still see Sophie, so I'm less resentful of newbie-who-represents-change than I probably would be, otherwise).

[/ need a Leverage icon]

Date: 2010-01-20 02:42 am (UTC)
ext_14845: betta fish (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, good, I'm glad Sophie is still around at least somewhat!

I had more Leverage icons at DW when I had a gifted paid account for a few months, but I did keep two Parker ones: and [ profile] tv_boyfriends does have a bunch of nice ones. And looking at my icons folders, I evidently also like Leverage icons by [ profile] girl_in_oslo. If you want pointers, that is. :)

Date: 2010-01-20 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh, pretty! (Also, you have good taste in icons, and now I realize that I recognize Zoe Saldana from her stint as Anna Maria in POTC! Something new learned today: check!)


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