February 13th, 2016

quintessential, wear you like a jewel, winter soldier, bucky barnes

the stars are so close over your head . . .

. . . you feel you could reach up and stir them around. (Yes, I watched It Happened One Night for the mumbleth time while cleaning and reorganizing my kitchen this morning.) And last night, for the first time in a long time, I sat up until I finished my book in a one-sitting read: Frances Hardinge's Cuckoo Song. It's a little more horror-ish than her other books (I've read all of them except The Lie Tree), but just as beautifully conceived and written. I love that her worlds are so creative and that her characters live up to them. Also - and this is no small consideration - that her protagonists (who are usually girls aged 11-16) are interested in and fight for love (of self,of family, of friends) but do not spend their time on romance or sex. It makes a really refreshing change from the love triangles I've read over and over. I don't want to spoil anything, but I was amused that there is a character called Sebastian who is enduring "unending winter," and you know where my mind went at that.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is on tomorrow - see, that is EXCELLENT Valentine's Day programming - and I am taking that as a nudge to work on my Stucky Big Bang fic. Long weekend, whoo! Cold weather that makes me want to stay inside and cuddle my laptop - less whoo, but possibly good for my productivity. (I also need to work on my other WiP, for Write The Fic Big Bang.)

In real-life news, my BFF J and his wife E had their baby, L! No in-person cuddles yet, but from the pics, she is adorable. And my little brother found himself a great new girlfriend, R. I like her a lot and hope this leads to good things, specifically babies. That would be fantastic.

How are you all doing?

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