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Yuletide

So, I signed up for about twenty fandoms (including, so help me, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"), plus a few more specific pairings.

I'm just hoping that what I write will be as good as the stories I've read in the past.

(Oh, and in my head, it's Chanukahtide. 'Cause they're the same Gregorian date this year.)

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(Oh, and in my head, it's Chanukahtide. 'Cause they're the same Gregorian date this year.)

You're tempting me to sign up... if I didn't hate Christmas so much...

I hate it, too. But the last couple of years have been harder because everyone else was doing *this*, and I so much wanted to. So, I'm doing it, and already I'm happier.

But you can't this year. You had to have written one of the leftover stories by October 31.

because everyone else was doing *this*
That's usually what makes me not want to do it the most actually. The assumption it should be universal without taking into account other affinities or backgrounds.
But anything that makes you happy is good ^^

Oh, I see. Missed that. Oh well... *shrugs*

The thing of it is, this is the sort of challenge I *do*. I've taken a break from it, but every so often, I go into birthday fic mode. That is, on people's birthdays, I ask them what pairing they want, and write them a story. My *only* condition is that I be familiar with the fandom(s). Or, sometimes, if I'm bored at work, I'll do the same thing - first person to comment gets a story.

Usually within an hour.

But Yuletide's the same thing, and it's something I love doing. And it's also like a big party. And I get bratty enough around December - denying myself this very fun thing made it worse, just because I hate the name and the timing.

So this year I'm joining the party, even if I'm not eating all the food.

In my head, "yule" refers to the winter solstice season, which the early Christians co-opted by claiming Jesus was born around then (which, as far as I've read, he probably actually wasn't *g*) and which has been a time of gift-giving in many cultures with divergent faith-traditions. :-)

But hey, mileage varies. I'm glad you were able to find a way to think about it that made it comfortable for you. Yay yuletide! This is one of my favorite parts of my fannish year.

In my head, "yule" refers to the winter solstice season, which the early Christians co-opted by claiming Jesus was born around then (which, as far as I've read, he probably actually wasn't *g*) and which has been a time of gift-giving in many cultures with divergent faith-traditions. :-)

All non-Jewish faith traditions are problematic. Christmas is harder only because it's all pervasive.

"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"? Eeee! (I cannot be the only one who's seen the movie as well as the TV series... and prefers the movie...)

Good luck to you! (Says the woman trying to keep her head above water with fanfic100)

I never saw the movie.

However, I remember watching the series and wondering what it does to a person who falls in love with a ghost.

She knows there's an afterlife, and that there's someone there for her (two someones - her late husband, too, which I *just* realized), but she has her children to care for as well.

Would she be tempted to kill herself? Would she at least wait until her kids were independent? Or would that make her too old for the captain.

I was ten. :)

Don't feel bad, I signed up for The Smurfs!!! Among others :-)