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Happy New Year, Flist!

Fantasy Archetype Meme )

If that's what I am, where is my Aragorn/Han Solo/Harry?

I've been visiting friends in North Carolina the past week. It's been fun, but I'm glad to be home.

Joie
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Merry Christmas, FLIST!

I’m having a lovely time with Mom, Dad, Granny, Mark, Vanessa, little Kaedmon, and Strider (the cat). So far, we’ve watched Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas (best Christmas movie EVAR), done lots of cooking (I made homemade salsa, just for general use during the next few days, and “Cranberry Delight” (cranberry sauce, Jell-o, fruit and nuts) for lunch tomorrow), and cracked out a puzzle of sexy pirate boy Will Turner to work on throughout the evening (we haven’t gotten very far yet.)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful evening, whether you are observing Christmas Eve or not.

And now, a bit of a Christmas present for my flist, especially the Furuba-loving types (and perhaps the music-sampling types). After all the music discussion this past week with [livejournal.com profile] f_ireworks and [livejournal.com profile] crimsonlady—and the lovely FSTs they recently posted—I’ve finally made up my mind to post one of my own. I chose not to do a particular character or ship; this is more of a general soundtrack for Fruits Basket. I didn’t set out with a certain theme in mind, but when I had finished selecting the songs, it was obvious that one had emerged.

Fruits Basket FST: That Precious Little Thing

The recurring theme in this mix is hope, which Kyo describes in volume 11 as a “a tiny flower, precious.” The title to this FST, from a lyric in track 12, echoes his words.

If anyone who has graphics skills and a program to use them with would like to make cover art for this, I would be deeply grateful. I’m picturing an image or images of Tohru as a child, like those in chapter 33 and chapter 63 with the title “Fruits Basket” at the top and “That Precious Little Thing” at the bottom, or something along those lines.

I’ve never made compressed files before, so I hope I did everything right. If you run into any problems downloading, please let me know.

Rar file: That Precious Little Thing (includes bonus track)
Zip file: That Precious Little Thing (includes bonus track)

That Precious Little Thing: BEWARE OF SPOILERS )

For my spoiler-purist friends, I’ve provided a spoiler-free version of the commentary. All the songs are included, but for some there are no comments or my comments are truncated. If you are spoiler-free please be careful to scroll down only, and DON'T scroll UP. The spoiler version is right above this.

That Precious Little Thing: spoiler-free version of commentary )

I hope you enjoy!

Joie
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First off, Happy New Year!

Second, I’ve posted the answers to my Favorite Character Quasi-Logic Puzzle. I believe [livejournal.com profile] springdove and [livejournal.com profile] markbrannan tied for the best score with 5 correct answers each. W00t! Thanks to all who played.

Third, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mrs_bombadil and [livejournal.com profile] springdove for the Christmas cards.

Fourth, I think I must not be making enough snarky anti-Weasley-bashing posts or comments lately. I've had this icon for a few weeks, but I don't think I've had a chance to use it yet. So I thought I'd show it off. [livejournal.com profile] redmonster made it.

Finally, I wanted to suggest to any HP fen who read this to go do [livejournal.com profile] story645’s I was wrong meme.

Joie
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M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S and H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S !

I meant to make a more substantial post, but I just haven't had time this year. If you weren't on my flist last year, you might want to check out the post I made then.

A big thank you to everyone who sent me a holiday card: [livejournal.com profile] wahlee_98, [livejournal.com profile] piperx, [livejournal.com profile] alphabet26, [livejournal.com profile] connielane, [livejournal.com profile] sannalim, and [livejournal.com profile] chicagoamy.

Everyone have a safe and blessed holiday!

Joie
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I've been craving some good post-HBP (either HBP missing moment, 7th year, or post-Hogwarts) H/G fic. Does anyone have any recommendations? One-shots are preferred, but I don't mind if you want to rec multi-chaptered as well.

Also, to those of you who celebrate it today: Happy Thanksgiving!

Joie
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For those on my flist who are observing the holiday:

Happy Independence Day!!!

Question about GoF )

Joie
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I spent the weekend in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, attending [livejournal.com profile] ladyfiredove's (Maryalice) wedding to David (aka NeoDave), and visiting with lots of old Stetson friends. It was really wonderful to see so many friends that I hadn't seen in a while (including Brian D., whom I hadn't seen in over four years) to catch up on where we are and what we are doing, to joke around and laugh a lot, to dance the night away, to eat good food (and totally blow my diet, but oh well), to see pictures of the Falls' (red-headed!) baby, to see Alyssa and Casey's (adorable!) little girl again, and to celebrate the start of Dave and Malli's marriage, of course. It was a GREAT weekend. I don't even have words to describe how much fun I had. Even most of the looooong car ride was pretty enjoyable, because I was carpooling with friends. :)

However, I did get very behind on the flist, and thus had to do a lot of skimming to catch up. :( And since I spent the evening catching up, it is now after midnight, and I have missed a very important day. I hope the two delightfully evil birthday ladies on my flist will forgive me.

Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] redwood7!!!

Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] seviet!!!

And also, I must wish a belated birthday (June 17th) to one more evil R/Hr shipper. In addition to loving R/Hr, she shows a most wicked delight in another fictional bickering pair which, although it is abbreviated H/L, is NOT Harry/Luna:

Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] jediowl!!!

And, to my own DOL (dear old dad), who most recently joined the land of LJ as [livejournal.com profile] garybeary, as well as to all the other dads on my flist, I will wish a (slightly belated)...

Happy Father's Day!!!

Finally, today (or yesterday, rather) would have been my late grandfather Brannan's birthday, as well. *hums a hymn about heaven that he liked*

That is all. Good night.

Joie

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