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January 15th, 2019

Snowflake Challenge Day 15

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Oops, for some reason I thought this was a 14 day challenge, but yay that I have one more day!



Day 15

Talk about why you participated in Snowflake &/or what you got out of it. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I have participated for...*checks*...5 years! I began in 2014, skipped 2016 for health reasons, and here I am.

Doing Snowflake seems to reground me in fandom, if that makes sense? It rekindles my love for my fandom, makes me think about why I'm here, and about the joy I get out of fandom. This such a huge part of my life that not everyone in my "real life"(I hesitate to call it that since why can't my online life be real? Grr) knows about, and Snowflake gives me a chance to celebrate it.

Plus, I generally get new friends out of Snowflake, which is fun.

And I love that it's always different, yet similar! I love the day where we do recs, and where people have to self rec since then it gives me things to read. *g*

Basically, as long as I remain enthusiastic about fandom, I'll prolly do Snowflake.

In sum:

snowflake_challenge - Day 15

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Talk about why you participated in Snowflake &/or what you got out of it.


Tradition? I've done this for the last 3-4 years now. And I use it as a potential jumping off point for getting back into posting on my DW for the year. (It hasn't worked out so well the last couple years - here's hoping this year goes better?)

So - we'll see if the posting picks up after this. I have a couple other posting challenges I've been pondering, so it might.

Also - [community profile] fan_flashworks will be in the mix and I'll do a couple round-up posts through the year. (I need to do my year-end one for 2018 at some point.)



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January 14th, 2019

Brrr

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The weather here seriously cannot make up its mind. Last week, it was in the 50s and 60s. Now it's down in the 30s and 40s. This is why everybody is always so sick around here... which is in turn supposedly why Glynda and Richard are so very crabby lately. Which, personally speaking, I don't really buy it. They're both bitchy enough on their own without needing to add sickness onto it.

I have handwritten stuff on both the canon era femme Faraday part of Shelter as well as the modern Trinity AU... but I haven't gotten either of them typed up. I'll be disappointed in myself another day, but not today.

Seriously, this is so annoying: I need to catch one more Eevee on Pokemon Go (or get 4 more special candy somewhere), so that I can evolve one of them into an Umbreon for a task in game... and I cannot find one. If I can find 2 more steel-type Pokemon to finish this other quest, I'll be able to get enough special candy to evolve and finish this task.

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Snowflake Challenge Day 14

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LAST DAY OF SNOWFLAKE! Woe. No it's not, YAY!

Day 14

In your own space, talk about what you think the future holds for fandom. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


People far wiser than I am have opined on this, so all I'll say is, while I do see HP fandom shrinking, those of us who are left are ~passionate. LOL.
And while I've tried to use other platforms for fandom interactions, I've never mastered them, so I'm resigned to sticking to AO3 and DW, which I have at least managed to sort of master. :P
In fact, [personal profile] torino10154 and I used to joke about being the last two people in fandom, and if one of us left, the other would turn out the lights. Let's just say, I have no plans to douse the lights yet. :)

So, in sum, I'm keeping the fandom light going as long as I can:

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In your own space, talk about what you think the future holds for fandom.


I figure fandom will keep on fandoming no matter what. It may look different, but it's been around for a long damned time (come on - The Three Musketeers novel is ttly about D'Artagnan being a giant fucking Musketeer fanboy and working into the inner circle). I doubt it's going anywhere.



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January 13th, 2019

Sunday

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Damn, the weekend is over again already. I'm sadly very disappointed by this. I seriously hope that Glynda's gotten her panties out of a twist by now. It's been an entire weekend. Surely that's long enough, right?

In other news, Anastasia sent me links to two apartments to look at in Marietta for me and [personal profile] katsuko to look at. Now, granted, I'm not the biggest fan of Marietta myself, but this is probably "Marietta" the same way that Sandy Springs is "Atlanta": in name only. It's closer to Smyrna and Vinings than Marietta, it looks like online. I really like the look of one of them, given that it's gated-access and pretty decent price-wise. I don't know how soon we actually are thinking about packing up and moving, but it's a thought, anyway.

Anybody want to come help us move house?

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Drabble: Bent Not Broken

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Title: Bent Not Broken
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 100 x 2
Characters/pairings: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy.
Challenge: Written for [community profile] dracoharry100/[livejournal.com profile] dracoharry100's prompt 555: Temporary.
This is part 135 of my H/D Auror Series (LJ/IJ/DW).
It starts at part one: The Beginning (LJ/IJ/DW).
It's ba-ack! :)
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.
Beta(s): None, poke me if you spot anything wonky.
Authors Notes: They waste no time.

Bent Not Broken )

snowflake_challenge - Day 13

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In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.


I've got [community profile] inkingitout going on - 100k words in the year. And I'm on my quest to not miss a [community profile] fan_flashworks prompt... I think I'm near a 2-year streak? I'll have to check. and I have some other bits going on with FFW too - a bingo card and such.



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Snowflake Challenge Day 13

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Day 13

In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


These are all fannish goals.

1. I'd like to finish my currently unfinished drabble series' (Snape: Horcrux Hunter, Snarry Wisdom, H/D Aurors). And then maybe resist starting any new ones. :P

2. I'd like to continue writing poetry! That was fun last year. :)

3. This one is more amorphous. I'd like to be more content in what I manage for fandom. This is my hobby, my happy place, but I do tend to put pressure on myself when I don't manage to do everything I think I should, so...I'd like to relax a bit more about it all. :)

January 12th, 2019

Saturday

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Well, I finally got tired of using numbers for subject lines and went back to something a little more boring.

Today was a nice and boring kind of day. I texted with Mum, I hung out with [personal profile] katsuko and the kitties, and I read. I guess I also listened to the rain a bit to, which was nice, because I damn sure wasn't going to go out in it. And yet despite the "just above freezing" temperatures and the rain, the neighbors were out and being noisy, so I guess nothing short of snow or sleet slows them down.

Let's see: on the food note, I was able to a little bit of pasta last night, but it took me twice as long as normal. The brioche bread was all right and didn't seem to get stuck, but I did wind up feeling a bit queasy a few hours later. I'm not sure if that was from the brioche or because that had been all I had eaten all day up until that point. Mashed potatoes were all right, but broccoli and cheese sauce kept making reappearances.

Mum and I discussed the idea of me going back to doing smoothies again or even going with smoothie bowls. At least for a bit, until we get all this settled out with my stomach. And it's like, I would love to, but I'm not sure I can really afford to. Even frozen fruits get really expensive after a while.

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Snowflake Challenge Day 12

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Day 12

In your own space, create your own challenge. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I've seen some stellar ideas all over my Flist (I specifically refer you to [personal profile] brumeier, [profile] malagan, and [personal profile] corvidology), so I'm going to keep mine simple.

I challenge everyone in fandom to do something related to that fandom that makes you happy!

If you like to rec, do it!
Podfic? YAY!
Art? OMG, there can never be too much art.
Write limericks? Absolutely!
Cosplay? Yas! Work it!
Write me Snarry? Please! *g*

Whatever "it" is, do it, and wallow in the joy it gives you. ♥
Let's claim this as our happy place, yeah?

snowflake_challenge - Day 12

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In your own space, create your own challenge.


So, for the last few years, I've suggested folks dig out their action figures and dolls and other toys and do 'action figure theatre'. So you can do that if you'd like. XD

For this year - my challenge is for you to check out [community profile] fan_flashworks and join a challenge. (Mention that I sent you if you do one. XD)



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Pairing help?

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While I'm anticipating snow and being housebound tomorrow, I'm looking for....

any threesome or moresome that contains at least one male and one female

You can leave a snippet of a scenario if you like though I can't promise I'll use that part.

It won't post till near Valentine's Day so while a romantic pairing/group suggestion is lovely, it wouldn't have to be. (In fact, I do often like turning things on their heads--infidelity rather than HEA, mock or feigned romance in a dub-con or non-con type scenario, that sort of thing.)

It does have to be something I can make NC-17 regardless. :P

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Yay, it's finally Friday! As always, I was starting to think it was never going to get here. Too bad the weekend is always so short, because I could really use some time away from Glynda already. It's barely been a full week, and I'm already sick of her again. In fact, I entertained thoughts about just strangling her. Today, certainly, but a lot of the week as well. Yesterday, if I could have gotten my hands around her neck, that would have been the end of it.

And with all the things I still have to work on, my brain decided to give me a modern kid verse of Trinity to play with right now. Thanks, brain.

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I feel as though I have only one word in my lexicon to describe how today went. It's very much not a polite word, but what I ended up dealing with pretty much all damn day was not very nice either. Glynda was a right bitch all damn day and took her attitude out on testers and me at every single chance she could get. And no, I didn't appreciate it.

Also, I'm sick to death of my neighbors and their noise.

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Stargate Dreamwidth Friending Meme

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Stargate - The Shows and Movies
stargate - o'neil with one l, distinctively-voiced jackson, ferretti, kawalsky, and shau'ri
stargate: sg-1 - o'neill with two lls, sam and daniel (aka the science twins), teal'c, sha're, and a surprisingly identical skaara and kasuf - not to mention janet, cameron, and vala and everyone else (how do you cover ten seasons and two films in a couple lines?)
stargate: atlantis - weir, sheppard, mckay, ford, ronon, teyla, beckett, sam (again), keller, lorne, heightmeyer (that last one might just be me)
stargate: universe - rush, young, scott, chloe, eli, johannsen, there are NINE CHEVRONS, wtf?
stargate: origins - catherine. langford. versus aliens and nazis.
stargate: infinity: anyone? the not-really-canon cartoon set 30 years after sg1 and cancelled after one season.

A Guide to the Other Stargate Media
books - so many different canons, so little time?
comics -so I haven't read them, but maybe you have?
big finish audiobooks - really, you should check these out
games - roleplaying games, collectible card games, pinball, and wtf how did I not hear about the amusement park ride in my state?





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Thank you, [personal profile] timetobegin for the lovely graphic!

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Snowflake Challenge Day 11

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Day 11

In your own space, talk about your creative process(es) — anything from the initial inspiration to how you feel after something’s done. Do you struggle with motivation or is it a smooth process? Do you have any tricks up your sleeve to pull out when a fanwork isn’t cooperating? What is your level of planning to pantsing/winging it? Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


So I totally stole this from [personal profile] brumeier, but it's pretty much how fic happens for me. The Creative Process )

snowflake_challenge - Day 11

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In your own space, talk about your creative process(es) — anything from the initial inspiration to how you feel after something’s done. Do you struggle with motivation or is it a smooth process? Do you have any tricks up your sleeve to pull out when a fanwork isn’t cooperating? What is your level of planning to pantsing/winging it?


i tend to get random ass ideas that jump in my head. sometimes out of the blue, sometimes while i'm watching/reading something - 'huh, X could happen to [character] and that could be interesting' or 'i would like to see [character] doing X'. ideas are great, but they're not always plots, which leads to lots of lists. XD



struggle with motivation... - sometimes. my [personal profile] spook_me fic STILL isn't done because it stalled out on me and i can't get it jump-started again. =(



tricks up your sleeve... - not really? given the state of the spook-me fic. sometimes going away and coming back to it later works. sometimes rereading the whole thing can jumpstart. sometimes hitting up canon. or talking with someone through some of the plot points. but nothing concrete that is the 'go to'.



level of planning... - i don't tend to plan much, because the 'fun' part for me is getting through the story and writing it and figuring out the end. with a very few minor exceptions, every fic i've ever tried to plot out beforehand goes pretty much nowhere. so i wing it and see where it goes. the exception is longer fic - it'll start off 'winged' and then there will be outlining later to fill in gaps or add in stuff that helps round off the rough edges.


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What I've Been Reading - W/E 11 JAN 2019

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Farewell Re-reads

Still plugging away at The Weather Makers. It's almost depressing to realise a lot of what Flannery is talking about in 2005 hasn't been implemented by the Australian government over a decade later.

Fanfic

Under the fold to save people's timelines )

Online Articles

(Because why not? I am reading these, I may as well keep track of them)Under the fold to save people's timelines )

So, what's everyone else reading? Any recommendations? Any dis-recommendations?

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January 11th, 2019

FIC: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero, NC-17, Severus/Draco

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My entry for Daily Deviant this month. Hopefully, I did this right. LOL

Title: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero
Characters/Pairings: Severus/Draco
Rating: NC-17
Kinks/Themes Chosen: Everything old is new again, age disparity, caught in the act, defilement, exhibitionism, frottage, gloves, homosexuality, illegal sex, masturbation
Other Warnings/Content: Underage (7th year), outdoor sex, student/teacher
Word Count: ~1050
Summary: When most students should have been in bed, Severus noticed Draco leaving the castle.
Author's Notes: Oh, hi. Long time no see. Thanks to badgerlady for the speedy beta. Any errors—or visible rust—is all me. Title is from Horace: Seize the day, put very little trust in tomorrow.

carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero

Fiber artist communities on DW

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I'm sure you've heard of [community profile] knitting and [community profile] crochet, but have you heard of [community profile] spinning?

It's gotten some activity lately, and you should definitely check it out for the sheer beauty of what the spinners have created.

If you are a spinner, please consider contributing to the activity!

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Apple doesn't fall far from the tree

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Even as my son will spend the morning trying to get an English essay he procrastinated on finished, I shall hopefully be getting my [community profile] daily_deviant entry polished up and posted.

I sat down immediately to write it last week but just didn't care for the vibe. Something was off with it so I started over. Always fun. I was only a few hundred words in so it wasn't bad but since I usually only write a few hundred words at a time LOL, I wasn't pleased about it.

Let's hope the porn Gods are smiling on me and whomever English students pray to is smiling down on him. ;)

January 10th, 2019

Snowflake Challenge Day 10

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Day 10

Create a fanwork. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I finally managed to finish my [community profile] adventdrabbles series! Thanks, Snowflake. <3

Title: Party Kiss
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 1070
Warnings: None.
Summary: Severus and Harry relive holiday memories.
A/N: Written for [community profile] adventdrabbles/[info]adventdrabbles' prompt # 26: Christmas baby, 27: tinsel, 28: snowball, 29: gift giving, 30: reindeer, and 31: kiss at midnight. This is part 25, and the finale, of my How Harry Claimed Severus series (LJ/IJ/DW).
This is also for the [community profile] snowflake_challenge's Challenge #10. :)
Also? Happy Belated Birthday, Severus Snape! ♥
Beta(s): [personal profile] torino10154.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Read Party Kiss on LJ/IJ/DW.

Fic: Party Kiss

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Title: Party Kiss
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 1070
Warnings: None.
Summary: Severus and Harry relive holiday memories.
A/N: Written for [community profile] adventdrabbles/[info]adventdrabbles' prompt # 26: Christmas baby, 27: tinsel, 28: snowball, 29: gift giving, 30: reindeer, and 31: kiss at midnight. This is part 25, and the finale, of my How Harry Claimed Severus series (LJ/IJ/DW).
This is also for the [community profile] snowflake_challenge's Challenge #10. :)
Also? Happy Belated Birthday, Severus Snape! ♥
Beta(s): [personal profile] torino10154.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.

Party Kiss )

Drabble Prompts?

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So, the Fandom Snowflake challenge for today is to "create a fanwork." I, uh, can't just up and create something very fast right now. Unless it's a drabble/tiny ficlet maybe? Maybe??

Well, I might be able to come up with a tiny thing or two this weekend... if some of you could offer up some quick prompts? A character or pairing; a word, phrase, image, simple scenario, idea...

Especially those of you who are familiar with Tin Man! I'd LOVE a Tin Man prompt or two right now.

I can't guarantee that I'll manage to pull anything off, but I'll give it a shot... It's time to knock some rust off the writing gears!

Fandom Snowflake Challenge: Day 5

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(For the record, I did Day 4. It just didn't need to be posted about here.)

Day 5:

In your own space, promote three communities, challenges, blogs, pages, Twitters, Tumblrs or platforms and explain why you love them.


This is actually ridiculously difficult for me since I've been out of things for so long. I could go on for hours about all the comms and fests and such that I used to love, but nearly all of them went dormant ages ago. So it looks like I'm going to default to raving about [info]daily_deviant again.

I love this comm from the very depths of my filthy, fannish heart. It's the one thing I never let go of, even when I could barely keep a toe dipped into the fandom pool. I'm just so damned proud of the fantastic, inspired pieces our authors and artists manage to produce based on nothing more than a list of kinks or a simple theme from month to month. The best of the best are writing smut, and they're doing it with style, y'all!

On a personal level, I've been able to meet and interact with an astounding number of amazing, brilliant people over the years because of d_d. In person as well as online! Some of my favorite fandom memories are the erotic fic reading events we put together, particularly the one at Diacon Alley... and we had some pretty epic meet-ups at a few cons, too. (Pass the gummy boobies, and is anyone up for a game of cock ring toss??)

We're about to celebrate our thirteenth birthday, and WE'RE STILL GOING! We just got ELEVEN new members on board, and at least two or three long-time members who haven't posted much in a while are planning to make a comeback. So if you haven't been paying much attention to d_d lately, it's a good time to start again!

Daily Deviant, of course, is on InsaneJournal, which will be my second promotion here. Not too much seems to happen on IJ these days; most people ended up going to DW or sticking with LJ in the end. Nonetheless, IJ is still where I feel most at home. If anyone doesn't have an IJ and would like to start one (in order to keep up with d_d, especially!), let me know. I have some invite codes to spare, and can create additional ones each month.

The third promotion... is coming in the near future. Stay tuned. ;)

snowflake_challenge - Day 10

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Create a fanwork.


oh - lots of this... [community profile] fandom_stocking and [community profile] fan_flashworks/[community profile] seasonofkink, plus [community profile] chocolateboxcomm coming up... make ALL the things!



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January 9th, 2019

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So I heard back from my doctor. She wants me to go see a gastroenterologist and likely have a new endoscopy done. She's not too sure what to make of any of this, and she feels like she needs more lab results instead of relying solely on symptoms. So she's going to put me in a referral to one she knows and has worked with before. Mum wants to come with to the initial appointment, and honestly, I'm inclined to let her. I seem to be shit lately at explaining my issues to doctors in a way that makes everything clear and understood. Letting one of the family nurses come along could only be a good thing, I'm thinking.

Other than that, it was a fairly quiet day today. I mean, yeah, Glynda made one girl cry, but that's not exactly unusual.

And I didn't get nearly as much written today as I did yesterday, but I guess that's okay too.

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snowflake_challenge - Day 9

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Commit an Act of Kindness. In your own space, share what you’ve done, talk about what you’ve done...


I filled some stockings over at [community profile] fandom_stocking and I left some suggestions for [profile] sexy_cazzy's stock icon post. XD

Earlier this week I helped out a friend who needed some financial assistance.

ummm - was there something else i did? maybe? ugh - brains are hard.



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Snowflake Challenge Day 9

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Day 9

Commit an Act of Kindness. In your own space, share what you’ve done, talk about what you’ve done, or simply leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I've been wracking my brain about how to fulfill this one all day.
The best I could come up with is:

1. I left several comments for friends' creations today.

2. I checked in with my beta reader, who recently had surgery and is still recovering. ♥

3. I am pimping this fest at the behest of a couple of Flisters. *g*

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