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15 January 2013 @ 11:53 pm
And the winners are …  
Hurrah for hd-holidays reveals! I even have new authors to stalk from the small number I've managed to read. And am pleased to see that I recced a few friends! (And embarrassed to notice the fics I meant to rec but forgot about. Will try to get to a few of them over the next week or two along with my full recs for Fearless and Coffee, Cakes … damn rec-eating LJ.)

I wrote A Young Radical's Guide To Love, which whispered gently in my ear that it would be a well-behaved 30K fic, before bursting out into a 66,000 word one that secretly wanted to be about 100,000 words, but that would have involved going without sleep through September and October as well as November and a bit of December. I kept having to remember that cassie_black12 wanted lightness to the tone whenever I was tempted to make an overt Guantanamo Bay analogy, and raitala, who was indefatigable in her shouting at me to write 'More! Faster!', was also very good at the 'This requires more kissing. I am certain your recipient requested kissing!' To the point where my inestimable beta jadzialove said 'There is a lot of kissing in this for you. Have you been drinking?'

Which means that the three fastest winners of Monday's guessing game are phoenixnoor, astardanced77 and snegurochka_lee, with goddessriss being the most amusing. Not all my stories contain dreadful puns, Riss! A couple have even contained sex! (I think one of those may have had dreadful puns, though …) astardanced77 has already asked for an extra for Little Red Courgette, if the rest of you could leave requests here, I will set about meeting them!

nenne also guessed rightly, and oakstone730 wrongly but flatteringly. If you two have an extra you would really like, I will try to get to it, too!
goddessrissgoddessriss on January 15th, 2013 01:42 pm (UTC)
I made you smile and that's the main thing! For The Public Good, please, it's one of my favourites. BIG HUGS FOR YOU xxx
germankittygermankitty on January 15th, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on January 15th, 2013 01:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - astardanced77 on January 15th, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
germankittygermankitty on January 15th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
*sniffle* I missed the deadline for guessing (damn time zones/limited internet time), when yours was the only fic I was 98% sure about authorship. *wails*

Anyway, to repeat my original comment, absolutely brilliant fic!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 15th, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
Oh no! Look, give me a request anyway and I will give it a shot. May not be fast, but I will get there eventually, and because it's an extra, faster than a whole new story!
(no subject) - germankitty on January 15th, 2013 02:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 08:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - germankitty on January 17th, 2013 04:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 08:34 am (UTC)
Would you like an extra for Beneath Boundless Skies? I thought of one on the way home, and you are such a darling, you deserve a treat. And if not, tell me something else you would like an extra for and I will try to get to it!
anna_wing on January 15th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
That was absolutely brilliant. I do love the way that you create a whole society.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 08:37 am (UTC)
Thank you! I have to rein myself in because I turn into a power-crazed maniac coming up with 'stuff' and have to remind myself that a. it's JKR's world and I should stop trying to pre-empt her in the areas she only sketches roughly and instead read more through Pottermore and wait for the alleged encyclopaedia, b. I should focus on my original work, and c. DEADLINES! I need to finish things!
Nennenenne on January 15th, 2013 03:30 pm (UTC)
Yay! I get to make a wish too. :D Thanks! I made a rec-post for your story a few days ago by the way.

I wish for more of "Fathers". (And you can call the chapter anything you like. *magnanimous*)

Edited at 2013-01-15 03:31 pm (UTC)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 08:56 am (UTC)
Bwahahahaha! Part 3e n to the 2!

Oh dear. That one will take me a little time as I have to read through it all before I can write in it again and it's rather long! But I am sure something will pop up. Any preferences? Something after the end, something from before the start? Something from the middle? Something from someone else's point of view?
(no subject) - nenne on January 17th, 2013 10:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - blamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 12:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
lee: Harry/Draco - textsnegurochka_lee on January 15th, 2013 03:49 pm (UTC)

Oooh, I would like anything more about Young Radical! Either outtake or just author's notes rambling. Where would it have gone if it was 100K? Or, since I have no light-hearted requirements, what were your Guantanamo-analogy ideas? The opening scenes are definitely darker than the rest of it; Draco as the hero of a dystopian Ministry nightmare would have been just as captivating!

Or, you can just write me more kissing. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 08:59 am (UTC)
Part one of your present was easy, further parts will follow! Although my plans for this weekend may be derailed as the temperature heads up to 100F again tomorrow :-( Time to find my lightest summer frock!
cassie_blackcassie_black12 on January 15th, 2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
You made all my Christmas wishes come true!!

darren criss kiss gif
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 09:03 am (UTC)
I was SO PLEASED when I got you as my recipient, and then raitala kept waving a kind and loving stick at me to make sure that it did not take any big turns for the dystopian and did have lots of kissing! She is a gem!

And YOU! Take a Chance, Make a Change was a delight! Did you spot my rec for it? I'll hunt it out for you if not. XXX
(no subject) - cassie_black12 on January 17th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
uminohikari: bunny cupuminohikari on January 15th, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
I thought that fic might be you at first, but the kissing threw me off! Ahhh
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 09:33 am (UTC)
Bwahahahahaha! Success! (I am rubbing my hands together with evil glee, naturally ;-))
phoenixnoor on January 15th, 2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
And Save Me From Bloody Men because that is my fave!! :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 09:08 am (UTC)
OOH! Oh, great choice because I under-wrote everything except for the central issue in that one. And now bloody hell, where to enlarge? Do you want sequel, prequel or during the story time frame? And lovely and fast to reread! Hurrah for the 10K challenge!
(no subject) - phoenixnoor on January 19th, 2013 09:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
embolinaozembolinaoz on January 16th, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
Oh Brammers you've made me twice snort my lunchtime pot of tea up my nose with your fabulously witty characterisations and I've hardly read more than a quarter!! Bless you - will respond in depth and more coherently on the hd hols page once I've finished your fabulous story!!

A toast of hot earl grey to you!!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 09:34 am (UTC)
I am sorry for your nose and tea, but thrilled that you have been enjoying it! Thank you!
oakstone730oakstone730 on January 16th, 2013 04:59 am (UTC)
I will buck the trend and humbly request an extra of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Merry Gents and Good Tidings are such wonderful little teases and leaves the reader just wanting to know what happens next...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 10:13 am (UTC)
You will be in luck as I have already begun work on it :-)
Kareinakareina on January 16th, 2013 06:04 am (UTC)
Damn you
.We had an unexpectedly free evening last night, since choir doesn't start back up after the holidays till next week. Did I use the time to work on projects? No. Did I reply to any emails? No, even though I have letters owing to people I care greatly about. Instead I spent the whole evening reading your story.

I should do the math of exactly how many words/hour that came out to, so the next time you warn me how many words long something is I will know that starting it is a Bad Idea (tm).

Why couldn't you have posted the announcement on a day/time when I would see the announcement during morning situps, so that I wouldn't click the link at all? (since it is no use wishing you would write stories I could walk away from once I start them)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 12:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Damn you
Why are you looking at the computer during morning sit-ups? Surely it would be dizzy-making seeing a line, then going back down, then up again …

I hope that you at least enjoyed it! Sorry about the letter delays!
Re: Damn you - kareina on January 17th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on January 16th, 2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
Ha, knew it was you! The all-round cleverness, sympathy for the pointy blond, beautiful portrayal of Narcissa and use of capitals to flag Very Important Points had my "Bramdar" buzzing. Oh, and the fade-to-black naughtiness!
Cheers, dear,
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 10:15 am (UTC)
Jane Austen has A Lot To Answer For when it comes to my stylistic choices ;-)

women's laserssarcasticpixie on January 17th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
This fic kept me quite entertained & smiling on a sorta-kinda sick day from work. Everything I love about your writing, in one neat package. Any chance of recruiting you for American political satire next?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 17th, 2013 10:14 am (UTC)
I'm no longer certain that American politics can be satirised …

HURRAH! My work is done :-)