aadler: (Dex)
End notes are now posted for “In Ev’ry Angle Greet”.
aadler: (Default)
End notes are now posted for “Solitaire Till Dawn”.
aadler: (ChainGiles)
End notes are now posted for “Morning’s Echo”, for anyone who cares.
aadler: (T&D)
Posting for Phase 3 of this year’s Circle of Friends Remix ([livejournal.com profile] cof_remix) was today. Newcomer [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip was the only participant who managed to meet the Phase 3 deadline, though [livejournal.com profile] sroni and I are still working on stories we may add later. See [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip’s submission, “Defining Moments”, and offer the feedback it deserves.
aadler: (T&D)
End notes are now posted for “Twilight’s Last Gleaming”, for anyone who cares.
aadler: (Muse)
Thanksgiving at Susan’s niece’s home; [livejournal.com profile] sroni was with us, and formally announced her pregnancy, at which point the niece observed that this would be the continuation of an apparent tradition.

Susan was 14 when the niece was born. The niece was fourteen when [livejournal.com profile] sroni was born. [livejournal.com profile] sroni was 14 when the niece’s first daughter was born. And now the daughter will be 14 when [livejournal.com profile] sroni’s child (a girl, if the tradition holds) is born.

How much further can it go? We’ll just have to see.
aadler: (Bonk)
I’ll be writing end notes for “Twilight’s Last Gleaming” this week. The questions I normally address in a (Backstage Series, non-remix) story are:
  • Where did the idea for the story come from?
  • Is there any particular meaning in the title?
  • Is this my favorite story? one of my favorites?
  • What is the thing I like most about this story? the thing I like least, or about which I feel most doubtful?
  • Is there anything I think I could have done better, or might do differently if I had it to do over?
  • Do I have any plans to follow up on this story, or to use the character(s) or situation in a subsequent fic?
… and I thought I would open the floor to whatever questions anyone else might like to ask. (If I use one of yours, I’ll credit, and I may even include it in future end notes.)
aadler: (T&D)
I’ve now posted end notes for “Voices in the Dark”. I’m going to try to do at least one of these per week till I catch up to Now.
aadler: (Muse)
Not for any particular reason, I haven’t made any allusion to several fairly significant recent life events. Didn’t do it at the time, because I was busy with other things, and left it unmentioned as time went by because I wanted to tell it in the right way (without caring enough to give it that much thought). Eventually, though, the weight of the unspoken comes to nag for relief. So here are the pertinent facts:

My son got married. Back in April, and he and Mei-li are back in China now. He’s talking about them moving to the US sometime next year, though recent events raise the possibility that they’ll do it sooner than that.

My daughter got married. (Yes, [livejournal.com profile] sroni.) This was in July, and though she was able to attend her brother’s wedding, he couldn’t be at hers because of the China thing. On the other hand, several members of her husband’s family flew in from Ireland for the ceremony, and we had them around for visits and sightseeing and even attendance at my wife’s annual family reunion. Conal is back in Ireland right now, interviewing at various prestigious firms, and [livejournal.com profile] sroni is living with a girlfriend and working to build up a cash fund till the time comes to go join him. (And there is now significant evidence that she’s pregnant, so even if they were inclined to wait much longer, that would probably override it.)

I’m no longer working as a long-haul truck driver. I really liked the life, but it was hard on Susan for me to be away so much of the time and then gone again after only a few days back. I may do it again some time in the future, but more likely I’ll settle for something closer to home.

And that’s it. Any other life updates I feel like mentioning, can now be assessed in proper context.
aadler: (Foamy)
Lovely line from Robert Stacy McCain (blog post here): “Being happy is really just an ability to accept survival as success.”
aadler: (ChainGiles)
In Phase 2 of this year’s Circle of Friends Remix ([livejournal.com profile] cof_remix), the participants were allowed (if they wished) to remix anyone else who had signed up this year. The results are as follows:

    • [livejournal.com profile] aadler remixed [livejournal.com profile] eilandesq, with “Rough Trade
    • [livejournal.com profile] eilandesq remixed [livejournal.com profile] sroni, with “Improvising Modesty
    • [livejournal.com profile] sroni remixed [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip, with “Love is Only Heaven Away
    • [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix remixed [livejournal.com profile] eilandesq, with “the Witness

Two remixes in two months is noteworthy output, and there are some good stories there. Phase 3 awaits; let’s see who’s masochistic enough to go for that one!
aadler: (MutantEnemy)
Second installment.

“Rough Trade”, Part 2 )

aadler: (MutantEnemy)
Round 4.2 of the Circle of Friends Remix is now open for reading at [livejournal.com profile] cof_remix.

“Rough Trade”, Part 1 )

aadler: (T&D)
For the small but much appreciated group who pay any attention to my fic, I have endnotes posted now for “Shadow and Substance”. Gradually working my way up to the present.
aadler: (ChainGiles)
I didn’t make any post here acknowledging it, but Phase 1 of this year’s Circle of Friends Remix ([livejournal.com profile] cof_remix) has been completed happily and successfully. We had two new participants, [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix and [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip, both of whom were remixing for the first time, and I believe the results were definitely to their credit.

The listing is as follows:
    • [livejournal.com profile] aadler remixed [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip, with “Long Time Passing
    • [livejournal.com profile] velvetwhip remixed [livejournal.com profile] eilandesq, with “Comeback
    • [livejournal.com profile] eilandesq remixed [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix, with “Blood and Chocolate
    • [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix remixed [livejournal.com profile] aadler, with “The Man” (Part 1 and Part 2)
    • [livejournal.com profile] sroni remixed [livejournal.com profile] evil_little_dog, with “Falling From Your Grace
    • [livejournal.com profile] evil_little_dog remixed [livejournal.com profile] sroni, with “Normal Days

(There was one full round, [livejournal.com profile] aadler through [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix, and then [livejournal.com profile] sroni and [livejournal.com profile] evil_little_dog remixing each other. I’d prefer to do an unbroken round — as we’ve always done in the past — but this way allowed every participant to remix, and be remixed by, someone he/she hadn’t had before.)

I urge anyone who enjoys Buffyfic to check out these stories, and express your appreciation to the authors. As to the remix done for me, I thought [livejournal.com profile] dragonyphoenix’s “The Man” was a total hoot from beginning to end.

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