Life being as life is, I haven't gotten around until now to talking about all the lovely things people put in my stocking over on fandom_stocking . Everything was wonderful, and brightened my days more than once.
Recs are the gifts that keep on giving: From bonnefois I got some excellent recipe recommendations (I'm looking forward to trying out the vegetable soups, since I have a slow cooker.) fuzzyboo took note of our mutual love of the Vorkosiverse and recommended shimotsuki 's "Theory and Practice" over on AO3. It's delicate and emotionally accurate and I'm glad I read it. sapphire2309 provided me with a trio of music recommendations (my first!) I love one of them, I like another, and I'm looking forward to the third.
This year, I received a cornucopia of icons - thisisteal responded to my love of Gaius Baltar and Six (and she managed to find nearly all the Sixes, which was especially wonderful), while ghanimasun made me icons with the formidable Aeryn Sun with folks she loves; John and Pilot. angelus2hot gifted me with more Farscape icons, paying special attention to one of my favorite twosomes, Chiana and D'Argo
tarlanx took note of my Agents of SHIELD love, and made me an awesome wallpaper with Coulson and May. It's up on my computer screen right now.
sahiya wrote me a story about the friendship between Neal and El that was sweet but not saccharine - just like el. If you like White Collar, or even if you don't, you should go over and read Tuesday.
eve11 not only gave me a holiday wish and comment that humbled me and warmed my heart, she provided me an elegant and heartfelt story, "With All Certainty", again about the Doctor, his life in the town called Christmas, and the TARDIS and priestess who cared for him during that time.
yamx continued her award-winning stocking tradition of writing me DW/myth mashups with my favorite OT3, and this one was just a bit brilliant. It wouldn't be fandom_stocking without her work. You should enjoy it at my stocking.
clocketpatch gave me a fic about the Doctor, "Softer Than Before", a missing scene from The Time of the Doctor. My eyes got suspiciously moist as I read this sensuously-written (in the truest sense) piece.
lost_spook gave me a drabble about Ian and Barbara that explores the people they have become once they return to Earth; it's moving and memorable in only 100 words.
gala_apples took note that I said I'd welcome stories that explore gender identity, and gave me a totally unexpected White Collar fic, Spend Your Whole Life Thinking This Way, that was an excellent example of how fanfic can push erotic envelopes and do "what if"s well.
Never underestimate the smiles that good wishes can generate. wendymypooh provided some, as did twinsarein and sjh2009 (and I really loved her picture of St. Nick and the reindeer taking a break at Kings College.) sharpest_asp not only gave me good wishes, but provided a card good for one true drabble in a mutual fandom. Woo-hoo! Not only did leesa_perrie wish me Happy Holidays with a lovely picture, she gave me a shaggy dog joke/pun (and it happens to be one of BB's and my favorites, so that's a bonus.) And st_aurafina made me smile with her kind and hug-filled wishes.
Thank you all!
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