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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2010-12-28 02:25 pm

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I am back from my annual Winter Holiday away-from-internets-ness! I have not even started catching up on the DW posts I have missed, or the hundreds and hundreds of Yuletide recs, but I *did* get to my stories.

And as seems to be a trend, I have an embarrassment of riches again this year: three stories!

My assigned story is The End of the Enlightenment, based on A Night in the Lonesome October, and Awesome Author took up the challenge of writing about a Game other than the one in the book, and it is amazing! Alas, I am not knowledgeable enough about the place & time that author chose to recognize the characters immediately, but that is okay, because not really knowing just makes it creepier, plus! That means there is research to be done! Which is always a good thing!

I also got The Story of Elihu Yale, which fleshes out John Hodgman's account of the founding of Yale University, featuring Elihu Yale and his wise prostitute, and it is adorable!

And finally, there is Two Out of Three Ain't Bad, which is Myssmo/Law and Srafen/Hedgyt and comes in chapters, OMG. Author took up the challenge of writing queer lamnviin! And in a way that fills me with joy!

...also, while all the above stories are amazing on their own, two of the authors left notes to the effect that they plan to write more, which a) means more story for me someday YAY! and b) makes me feel slightly better about the fact that I did the same thing to my yuletide recipient. :/ Dear recipient: You seemed to like the story, and I hope you could not tell that I only wrote 1/4 of what I intended (and instead just assumed I'm not a very good writer) but I *do* still intend to write you the other 3/4. Hopefully by the time the archive opens again. Maybe?

Meanwhile, apropos of you-really-don't-want-to-know, here is a song I have written:
I Want A Necronomicon for Solstice
Sung to this tune

I want a Necronomicon for Solstice
Only a Necronomicon will do
Don't want de Vermiis or a Cryptic Book of Hsan
I want a Necronomicon to end the reign of man.

I want a Necronomicon for Solstice
I don't think Nephren-Ka will mind, do you?
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring it through the Dream Gate, that's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Solstice midnight, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see an elder grimoire seething there

I want a Necronomicon for Solstice
Only a Necronomicon will do
No Book of Eibon, no Unaussprechlichlichen
I only want the Necronominicon
And the Necronominicon wants me too!

Mom says Cthulhu will eat me up, but then
Teacher says Cthulhu is a vegetarian

There's lots of room for it in our tenebrous shrine
I'd read it there and stroke it there and let it break my mind

I can see me now on Solstice midnight, creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise when I open up my eyes
To see an elder grimoire seething there

I want a Necronomicon for Solstice
Only a Necronomicon will do
No Book of Eibon, no Unaussprechlichlichen
I only want the Necronominicon
And the Necronominicon wants me too!


...now, back to important work of importantness.
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[personal profile] ajnabieh 2010-12-28 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)
OH MY GOD YALE FIC

YES, YES THAT

er, sorry. I am struck by bouts of School Absurdity Pride at various intervals. Which is part of why I love John Hodgman, but anyway.

Teacher says Cthulhu is a vegetarian

I lol'd.

Welcome back!
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[personal profile] fenellaevangela 2010-12-28 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Ha, I rather like that song :-P
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[personal profile] willwrite_fortea 2010-12-29 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
stop reminding me why you're one of my favorite geek/nerd people ;) stop it!

*hums 'I want a Necronominicon for Solstice' for the rest of break*
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[personal profile] starlady 2010-12-29 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
Ten points for Ravenclaw for 'tenebrous,' LOL.

Your stories are great!