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12 October 2011 @ 11:51 pm
My eyelids are convinced it is bed time, but my brain insists it cannot be bed time until I type the following:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY groolover! Your icon never fails to bring a smile to my face, and has ever since I first noticed your cheerfully reccing ways long before we friended each other. (I swear that I will one day take your advice and read Reparations by saras_girl!)

And LJ has just eaten the rest of this post, dammit! OK, there was something about you being a fabbo person and so supportive to writers, and making fandom a better place (all very true!), and then a comment that I would totally cycle across the Pennines for you, though that is less impressive than it sounds because they are not that mountainous really and I am a rather good cyclist and hill climber. Definitely ended on a wish for this being a year in which all your hard work is rewarded and hopes that it sees all your plans come together beautifully. Have an excellent one, dear!

I know I went further to wish happy birthday to the beautifully sepia-toned salixbabylon, and hopes that the day brings as much joy in the form of cheer, love and scantily clad menfolk to salix as salix does to the world. Have a great one, darling!

And I definitely ended with hopes that nedtheimpaler and violetage were having wonderful birthdays, wherever they may be these days, too.

I'm going to leave out the fancy formatting, I think that's where LJ spits the dummy ... And now, sleepy bobos!
Meredythmeredyth_13 on October 12th, 2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
Hey you! I smsd you. Was going to give you a call. *waves*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 12th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
I was asleep! Running off to second last day of deadline now (all on track), but will text you back at a good hour for you! XXX
Maggie: islytherinteas_me on October 12th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Popping in here to just say that YOU MUST READ REPARATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS!!!

If you don't want to read, there's always podfic! XD

Reparations MP3 or Audiobook (M4B)
Foundations MP3 | Audiobook (M4B)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 14th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
I know, I know! I think I didn't at first because everything that was widely recced tended to be v porny and I am not about the porn, really, and then I didn't because I have had so little time for reading over the last 18 months that there simply hasn't been the chance. Soon!
Hot Wheels Hannahhmufson on October 12th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
Oooh....I second the recs
Okay, so I mostly lurk, but I really really love your writing (and also you in general) but as am in Detroit, cannot practically stalk you. HOWEVER - Reparations and Foundations are truly fabulous, and based on how you write Harry and Draco and how I think you see them (esp. in Beneath Boundless Skies, one of my much-loved, much-much-much read comfort reads even though you kill [REDACTED] you shameless hussy) I think you'd like both.
spirillen: Tim Minchinspirillen on October 12th, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Oooh....I second the recs
I agree with both the stalking, the loving and the general fabulousness of these stories. You and Sara's Girl are two of my absolute favourite writers so logically you must therefore enjoy each other's fic, right? (I am quite sure you have recommended Sara's Girl in the past so you must have read some of her stuff).

I can really recommend the podfic. The american (sorry, canadian!) accent did stump me at first but you forget about it after 5 mins.

and Hmfuson, I concur with the comfort reading - having just bought a kindle I am now trying to figure out how to convert word to PDF so I can have all brammers fic in my bag. Always! (I'd best stop before the manic cackling takes over)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 14th, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
Re: Oooh....I second the recs
Shamefully, I don't think I have read anything of hers, though I am pretty sure that I have said 'I hear she's good' several times because enough people whose opinions I respect have told me 'READ HER, YOU THICKY!' Alas, since mounting my coup and taking over my mag, I have had only just enough brain to read short fic, Agatha Christie, anything written before 1940, magazines and knitting books. But I will have some brain space soon, so she is on my reading list. This time, I will get there!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 14th, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
Re: Oooh....I second the recs
I really want to come to Detroit and take photos of all your beautiful 20th century buildings before some numpty knocks the rest of them down, so we could definitely have a mini-mutual stalk if I ever manage that (working my way up to dealing with LAX again, aka, the 7th level of hell). I will get to her before the year is out, unless things go horribly wrong, thanks for the tip!
Jocelyn Lavingroolover on October 12th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for saying such nice things! And I do look forward to meeting you eventually. The Pennines seem like quite big hills to me, but I will bow to your experience :p

I suspect your main reason for not reading Reparations/Foundations is lack of time rather than lack of desire, so I'm sure you'll get there one day!

And I'm glad you like my icon! It seems to have become... well, iconic :p I could never change it now. Although I do need to get a replacement (but v similar) hat. That one is a bit tattered and slightly too small :-)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 14th, 2011 08:39 am (UTC)
A lifetime of hill climbs has left me with thighs and calves of steel! (Currently under a light layer of blancmange, but still, blancmange-coated STEEL, I tell you ;-))

It's very much time. At first, I thought they were in the category of story that I saw recced a lot when I first came to fandom: entertaining, light and heavily porny, so I just thought 'Oh, not so much my cup of tea, then.' Then I read someone who was probably you talking about her work in much more detail and I realised that they sounded like something I would probably enjoy. Alas, at about the same time all my recreational reading time disappeared ...

If you find the hat impossible to replace, you can always send the pieces over here and I can whip you up another. Craft Skillz R Us! XXX (And the 'nice things' are just accurate observations of your coolness!)
Jocelyn Lavingroolover on October 16th, 2011 05:34 pm (UTC)
*hug* Thanks for the offer re the hat. But I just need to remember to buy another one next time I'm at Old Trafford (which should be next weekend). That's probably cheaper than sending the old one to Australia and back :p
Salixsalixbabylon on October 12th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
*smooch* Thank you! I'll let my husband know to bring home some of the scantily clad menfolk along with the flowers tonight. ;)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 14th, 2011 08:40 am (UTC)
Do let me know if he finds a reliable supply service! XXXXXXX
PKgirlthatsaidno on October 12th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
Oooh! You should definitely read Reparations as well as her new wip TURN! They are way too good to miss. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 14th, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
I will! Alas, Agatha Christie aside, most of the novel-length things I have read this year have been for work. My poor little eyeballs are tired out by the time it comes to reading fanfic ...