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04 April 2009 @ 08:27 pm
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Yes, it's me! My little doggie has the day off and the Oxfam goat is popping by to say hello.

I stated last year that I should never do any fests or so on ever again because I am simply rubbish at them. I was quite right. Nonetheless, I was swept up in a wave of enthusiasm, among with some of the girls and women on one of my writers' comms, and joined HP10K, where we all aimed to write 10,000-word stories, connected to awareness raising on some topic or other.

I have, as always, been a dreadful fest participant, failing miserably in the supporting and pimping, despite having several recs half-written for previous fics. But at least I managed to finish my story before it was due! It's gone up, and I warn you that it contains a whole lot of dystopian politics, is set in a version of the US, no-one tells anyone else they love them (well, I wrote it, so that's usually the case), and there is sod-all porn and only a bit of comedy.

Want to give it a go anyway? (Go on, you lot are brave!) You can find it here: And Save Me From Bloody Men, just 10,000 words, so, nice and easy!

And if you are shaking your head saying, 'Woman, I will put up with your political obsessions ONLY when you make them as comedic as Public Good', then hold off for tomorrow when I will be posting some apolitical comedy, but do me a favour and read about Oxfam over here. They are great, and you can buy goats for people all over the world instead of pieces of tat for those friends and family who are impossible to buy for.

A BIG KISS to bryoneybrynn  for the lovely goat, now I am off to work on some actual rec posts. Or read my new A.A. Gill book. Possibly both!
This Girlthisgirl_is on April 4th, 2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
I have just capslocked all over that ending. Mainly because although it is very mean, it is extremely powerful. I love your political obsessions, comedic or dramatic.

And now I need a soothing cup of tea to recover from being driven to capslock.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 4th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
Sorry darling! I know that open endings are not everyone's cup of tea, but rest assured that they live, and that there is loads of good H/D sex following, also, Luna and Ernie have a fabulous wartime romance and remain lifelong friends. Everything turns out all right for the USA, too, and the original language wanted by the framers of their Constitution in which they ask for freedom and a separation of church and state, is finally honoured.

Better? Hope the tea helped, too.
This Girlthisgirl_is on April 4th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC)
Don't get me wrong, it was brilliant. And Draco was both sufficiently determined and sufficiently ruthless that I am reasonably confident that the majority of them will survive.

I was just so caught up in it and wanting to see what happened next that the sudden stop had me shaking the laptop and demanding to know where the rest was. (Don't worry, it's not answering me back yet.)

I took my tea in the back garden. It is definitely spring - the lawn (such as it is) is in want of mowing.
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on April 4th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
And they are SMART! Sheep are sweet and can be affectionate, but are essentially thick. Goats are far superior. And YAY! Glad you enjoyed it!
Alison Hazelal_hazel on April 4th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
I love politics, and I am glad you wrote something about it. Just started reading it, and I am loving it already! :)