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[personal profile] luzula made an awesome podfic of my Yuletide 2008 story Hunting High and Low, which is in the extremely popular Take on Me (music video) fandom. (She also, um, pointed out to me that A-ha is Norwegian. All this time I thought they were Swedish. It was the hair gel that misled me, I think. Who knew Norwegians could have such artfully tousled hair? Anyway, it's fixed now. Thank you twice, [personal profile] luzula! Truly, you are amazing.) People, you should download this, if for no other reason than to hear [personal profile] luzula talk. Her accent is lovely and peculiarly perfect for this story!

And some wonderful anonymous person wrote Pursuit (The Pay to Play Remix), a remix of my Yuletide 2008 story Pursuit, which is for the slightly larger The Fast and the Furious fandom. (Less hair gel than Take on Me, but way more NOS; that's how you can tell them apart.)

Apparently 2008 was a good vintage for Yuletides, is all I can say. I only wish I'd written a third story that year - maybe someone would be inspired to do, like, a multimedia three-dimensional collage of it.

And this is probably a good time to say that my stories are always open for podficcing and remixing and so on. I just ask that you email or message me a link to your creation, so I can gloat.
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This is [livejournal.com profile] makesmewannadie posting for [livejournal.com profile] thefourthvine.

She had the Earthling this morning at about 2 a.m. He is 5.5 pounds of healthy baby, and [livejournal.com profile] thefourthvine and Best Beloved are well and recovering.

I, for one, welcome our new overlord.
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This is one of my periodic attempts to keep my various internet selves all organized and accounted for. (It doesn't work, but I think the effort is what counts, don't you?) So, if for some reason you want to find me somewhere else:

I'm thefourthvine on InsaneJournal.

I'm thefourthvine (just for variety) on GreatestJournal, and I'm also keeping an off-site backup of my LJ posts there. (Thanks for the kick in the ass to do that, [livejournal.com profile] brown_betty. And if anyone else is wondering how to do it, and do it easily, I used Betty's helpful instructions.)

I'm thefourthvine (Look, I don't like change, okay?) on GoodReads, where I'm experimenting with reviewing some of the published stuff I read. Notes: these are not considered, thoughtful reviews, they are not consistently positive reviews (or even consistently not frothing at the mouth reviews), and at this point they're also pretty haphazard; I've just been clicking around until I feel the urge to review coming over me. Also, I'm brand-new to the GR thing, and I'm making mistakes; people who have already friended me there have been spammed with reviews of older books. I've figured out how not to do that now. But other mistakes are inevitable. Join me now and you can point and laugh! (And tell me what to read, too. That would be nice.) ETA: I really am entertainingly new to this. Apparently I'm TFV, not thefourthvine, on GoodReads. Perhaps I should change my name to "easily confused by text boxes."

I'm thefourthvine (Consistency is a virtue. It's a foolish consistency that's the hobgoblin of little minds, thank you very much.) on IMEEM, too.

And I'm sometimes [livejournal.com profile] littera_abactor right here on LJ. (Well, I had to have one different name. It's a rule. I think. I, uh, kind of lost the Official Internets Rulebook, v. 3897.144. Please don't tell on me.)

...And I think that's all of me. I'll look around and see if I've got any more of me lying on a virtual shelf somewhere, though.

Soon: a return to actual recommending! Probably! Or maybe meta! Content, is my point. (Oh, content, how I've missed you.)

ETA2: And [livejournal.com profile] cofax7 and [livejournal.com profile] bluevsgrey have reminded me that I'm TFV on del.icio.us. Apparently I need skilled professionals to help me keep track of myselves. This can't be a good sign.
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When I first started this LJ, I had never written FF and had reason to believe I never would.

Really, in retrospect, I should've known better. Eventually, we all write fan fiction; I understand this now.

But to save myself the embarrassment of publicly associating with my FF (and to save you lot from suddenly seeing FF in a recommendations LJ), when I succumbed to the irresistable lure, I did it under a pseudonym. Which is sort of pathetic and sort of psychotic, inasmuch as [livejournal.com profile] thefourthvine isn't exactly my real name, so we're talking about a pseudonym for an alias here, and that's just way too recursive to enhance my sanity.

I've posted a fair amount of FF lately - well, for me, anyway - and that's made me think about this whole thing of having a nom de plume for an assumed name for an entity livejournaling as, or whatever, and I've decided it's time to stop with the spy games. For one thing, it's starting to feel vaguely hypocritical; I mean, I recommend FF and rant about the nine million things that I have decreed to be FF sins; seems like I should give people full opportunity to point to my own FF and say, "But you do it, too!" And then there's the fact that some people guessed anyway, to the point where I've wondered if my FF writing is the same kind of secret as an intraoffice affair: something that everyone is politely pretending not to know.

In short, the time has come for me to own up to my writing. So, for the record: I write FF under the name Littera Abactor, whose work can be found at [livejournal.com profile] littera_abactor.

No one who reads this should feel obliged to read anything in that LJ, of course. In fact, most of you would probably prefer not to, as the FF I write is nothing like the stuff I recommend. The sample size is still too small - I've written maybe half a dozen stories - but early indications are that I specialize in the weird and the humorous, without many detours in the way of plot or smut. However, if you do read anything, you are naturally free to nitpick, grouse, or poke fun, just as you are here. (And I'll read and love your comments, and still only have about a 50% chance of coming up with a response to them. Also just like here.)

This will stay a recommendations LJ, though; I'll continue to use only the [livejournal.com profile] littera_abactor LJ for FF.

So. While we're cleaning out the closet, does anyone else have a secret to share with the class?

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