It occurred to me, whilst replying to comments for a flame in two cupped hands
the other day, that I have written stories about Sirius at Christmas three years in a row for holiday exchanges, and they all run on something of a theme, namely that Sirius loves his friends, his makeshift family, so very much. That's probably one of the things that makes me fall the very hardest for characters, that complete, fierce love and devotion, even when it's ill-expressed. See also: Jack Harkness, Lyra & Will, Kaylee Frye, John Sheppard, Luna Lovegood, Dean Winchester, etc.
I like seasonal-themed fic, any time of year, and all the wintry and Christmas stories at the moment are delighting me. I have teand
's A Midnight Clear
(Supernatural) open in tabs which looks great already. Also there is copperbadge
's The Gift Of The Mad Guy
(Doctor Who) which is entirely wacky and fun. Should the Christmas special on Thursday not thrill me, I shall simply imagine that this was on my TV instead.
Speaking of the Christmas special, I'm not actually all that excited about it. I mean, I will sit down and watch it on time, obviously, and no doubt enjoy it, but I will miss my companions! And I'm so hugely looking forward to a new regeneration that I'm probably not appreciating Tennant's last hours in the role, heh. Still! Cybermen in the snow, that should be entertaining. (Oh, as a note: I haven't watched any of the preview clips and very few of the trailers, so please don't spoil me!)
Anyway, I now return to working on the charming tale of a very Torchwood Christmas, in which there are in-laws, and Rhys has a run-in with alien tentacles. (Not that
sort of run-in, you'll be relieved to hear.) Hopefully that will be posted this evening, timing being of the essence and all that.
Oh, and lastly, for neatness: sheafrotherdon
had a SGA cold!fest the other day which resulted in the following little comment!fic - That Time When The Team Had To Snuggle For Warmth
. Teeeeam! :DAnd I didn't even mention Merlin once, I am so proud. Mostly because this entry is garnering enough tags as it is.