So eventually one looks at one's lj, realizes that that one has waited so long to do 'that big post covering everything' that it is in fact too long to do at all (if one even remembers half of what one meant to put on it, which one doesn't) and so, one just posts this. Mostly to say hi! Contrary to popular opinion I have not been abducted by aliens! Nor have I been swallowed alive by an errant gif on Tumblr (in fact I've managed to trim my Tumblring down to less-than-daily and just for fun, so don't rely on that to get in touch with me, as odds are I won't see anything there at all.)
I was away on vacation for a couple weeks (holidays in Australia is an amazing experience - New Year's Eve in Sydney was like the Fourth of July, hot and sunny and fireworks! ...And enormous flitting fruitbats freaked out by said fireworks, which is not like any New Year's I've had before. There were sulfur-crested cockatoos nesting outside our hotel window, and rainbow lorikeets flocking everywhere, and ibises in the park and prehistoric geese on the golf courses, and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef was beyond amazing. I've wanted to go to Australia for the animals since I was about six, and it did not disappoint on the creature features! I also got to meet alasen
who is a lovely (non-marsupial!) creature herself, along with a batch of other marvelous fangirls whose names and screennames both I have...entirely managed to forget. But it was great fun!)
Then I celebrated my recovery from the jetlag by getting an awful cold which I'm only now recovering from (rather screwed up my fic-posting schedule - for anyone who is waiting for it, the end of the Loki fic is coming, soon!) and plunging into AO3 wrangling business for the year.
Also watched the end of Fringe! Which I...I don't know how I feel about it. But then I don't actually know how I feel about Fringe in general, so that's par for the course...( some spoilery nattering )
In the end I would have to recommend Fringe as a show worth seeing, original in a lot of ways (and a lot of different
ways, being one of the few shows I know that managed to pretty much change its entire concept with every season, while still remaining recognizable and true to its characters all along...)