Second random: I uploaded my con pics to my photobucket and mourned their dimly lit blurriness. thruterryseyes</lj> is trying to help me lighten them up a bit and I'll post the link tomorrow sometime if you decide you want to see.
Third random: Mo Chuisle waited until I got home (no joke--I got home at 12:30am, she woke up at 2:45am) to start running another fever. This one was a doozy--spiked to 105.5 yesterday while we were in the doc's getting her cathed to check for a UTI. But? As is the nature of this uber-frustrating condition, she was down to 101 this morning and has been fever free all afternoon. I may actually sleep tonight. *yawn*
Final random (for today anyway): I was tagged by gumnut</lj> who said:
Sometimes it's ok to pimp yourself out. Post a list of your top five fic-favorites you've written, regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most. Then tag five other people to do the same.
This is a first for me, ya'll, so... here goes. I've only posted in one fandom, though I wrote a zine entry for The Young Riders that won't be posted for several months, and I have a Dark Angel one planned. But... these will all be from SPN.
5) Gravity -- PG-13, Angst. I was driven to write this because of a Staind song called "Devil." It was a purging of sorts for me. Especially the first "scene."
4) Linger -- PG-13, Action/Adventure, Angst. This story is around 35,000 words and I wrote it in one night. I chewed on it for a week, then sat down and poured it out. I felt almost possessed by it. And it felt good.
3) Raincheck -- PG-13, Angst/Hurt/Comfort. This story has one of my favorite fight scenes in it. I felt myself working through some of the same issues buffeting the brothers. And, I liked making up the bad guy from an amalgamation of truth and myth.
2) In the Light -- PG-13, Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort, Angst. This was extremely fun to write. I actually creeped myself out a few times with the Japanese spirit. I loved digging into the boys' connection and I loved bringing back Abe. I also think it's one of my better-written ones, if only through practice and the amazing advise and beta'ing of some pretty talented writers out there.
1) Holding On To Let Go -- PG, Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort, Angst. This isn't one of my best as far as writing and imagery goes. But it's the first story I ever finished, and I saw the plot in my head from beginning to end the moment I conceived of it on the lawn of an ampitheater, listening to Gaelic Storm play at the Kansas City Irish Fest in September, 2006. I still hold many images in it close to me when I feel like I'm fooling myself with this writing gig.
I can't say that there are any that I haven't enjoyed. The co-writes I've been priveledge to be a part of literally changed me as a person and as a writer. Ramble On is probably one of my all-time favorite rides. And Hear No Evil forced me to really push myself with descriptions and tact. All of them--posted, zines, and planned--have a piece of me, really. But the tag thing called for five, so... there you go.
Or, as Nutty said, anyone else that wants to play. :)
Thanks for the tag info, peeps!! *VBG*