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March 31st, 2029


12:00 pm - Izhilzha's FanFiction Sticky Post
Welcome to izhilzha’s FanFic Sticky Post!

I've written a lot of fic in at least 21 fandoms. Everything that's been posted to the 'Net is here, to the best of my knowledge. I'm a genficcer who loves the canon of her shows, so unless otherwise noted these fics are gen and canon-compliant. (I've marked anything AU, and the few het fics I have are marked with the pairing.)

I'd like to thank everyone who helped me decide how to organize this post, with a special nod to kalquessa, who earned herself a shiny hat as Queen of Word Count for all these stories.

Master List Of Fic Covering 21 FandomsCollapse )

Other Places My Fics Are ArchivedCollapse )

If you spot any errors or broken links, please comment or PM me. Enjoy!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

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January 21st, 2017


04:03 pm - Women's March L.A. (and elsewhere)
I took the subway to downtown L.A. this morning with some friends to march for women's rights and human rights. You guys, it was amazing--so many people came out, and there was such a positive, supportive atmosphere to the whole thing. People were being courteous and gracious and helpful and kind and peaceful, and there were hundreds of thousands of people all marching and standing and rallying together!

And it looks like the same happened not just all around the U.S., but all around the world. Check out these photographs of marches all over the globe.

My heart is full. I'm actually crying. <3
Current Mood: happyhappy

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December 25th, 2016


06:33 pm - Merry Christmas!
A little late for most of the world, I realize, but I know I've been absent from this space and wanted to come back to wish everyone a happy holiday and a blessed New Year.

2016 feels heavy right now (especially with Carrie Fisher in the hospital), but my life is full of grace and of people I love and who love me, and even when there is sadness and conflict, I see hope coming and want to be part of bringing it into the world.

So, now and always: God bless us, every one.

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October 7th, 2016


07:55 pm - Having the courage to look at the world one's own way
Thought courtesy of Flannery O'Connor's essays on writing: it is the artist's job to look at the world and write what she sees, whether that is a mirror of society or connections between human action and some greater truth. She cannot write what people ask her for, nor what social pressures attempt to impose on her, but what she actually sees. That is her gift, if she will use it. It is remarkable how a couple of sentences could show me how scared I am to actually do that.

The passage from a lecture of hers which sparked this first for me:Collapse )

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August 30th, 2016


08:24 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2016 -- Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Cry, the Beloved CountryCollapse )

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August 23rd, 2016


09:29 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2016 -- Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor
There is in God (some say)
A deep, but dazzling darkness; As men here
Say it is late and dusky, because they
See not all clear;
O for that night! where I in him
Might live invisible and dim.

--Henry Vaughan, from “The Night”

Learning to Walk in the DarkCollapse )

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August 1st, 2016


07:05 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2016 -- Lilith by George MacDonald
I've read MacDonald's work throughout my life, from his fairy tales and Phantastes through his realistic novels and even his sermons and essays. I hadn't read Lilith yet (I think I picked it up in a library once and was put off by the creepy atmosphere). I totally thought it was written before Phantastes, but the Internet tells me it was written almost 40 years after!

LilithCollapse )

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July 30th, 2016


08:14 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2016 -- Helena by Evelyn Waugh
Everyone talks about Evelyn Waugh, although usually they're discussing Brideshead Revisited. But I've wanted to read his fictional biography of Saint Helena ever since our rector put the prayer Waugh had her pray to the Magi in our Epiphany order of service. The prayer has a good deal more punch after reading the whole story—and I say that as someone who cries every time she reads it.

Helena by Evelyn WaughCollapse )

By the way, this is the first of Waugh's novels I've read. Would anyone like to recommend a second?

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July 28th, 2016


09:00 pm - 10 Books to Read in 2016 -- Unclean by Richard Beck
I've been reading, I just haven't been getting reviews posted! Here's one to hopefully kick off three or four in a row.

UncleanCollapse )

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June 20th, 2016


06:34 pm - So hot here!
So day one of my week off (for a vacation we're not taking, but I'm using to work on a writing project), and it's 109 degrees Fahrenheit outside. I braved the murderous sun to hit a grocery store for veggies so I can make cold soup. Avocado and cucumbers, here I come.

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