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March 31st, 2008

it's a small world after all....

a few months ago, just after i'd discovered friday night lights, i was reading some recaps at twop when i discovered jacob clifton.  he'd written a description of the show that so captured everything that i love about the show that i had to track him down, and i sent him a fan letter.  since i've been an avid fic reader and know how much feedback means to people writing online, i sent something pretty gushy and sweet and completely true because he's a terrific writer.   and after a few days, he wrote me back!  well i had some fan squee and moved on. 

the next thing i knew, he'd friended me on facebook.  so ok, cool.  i was kind of really excited because, hey, he's sort of a bnf, you know?   and now today, out the blue, i got a connection request from linkedin, another social networking site i joined but don't use because, life is too precious, right?  and then he also friended me at myspace.  now granted, the profiles at linkedin are more comprehensive.  since it's designed to actually network business/professional people, i joined using my full name which you also do at facebook.  but my profile at myspace which, holy moly, do i not use, is basically blank.  i think i'm julia and that's it.  no other info as far as i recall.  so how did he find me there?   i'm sort of odded out.  but not in a bad way, just kind of bemused. 

in fannish news, i just finished watching "i will remember you" s01e08 angel.  and oh the angst!  smg brings it full force and though i've seen this ep several, many times, i still tear up.  that last minute? holy tearjerker, batman!  theirs was a forever love!  a forever love!  at least until spike showed back up....

angel links for doc_3

i think these links will point you in a much more directed way down the angel path.   part of the challenge is that lots of links are dead as i discovered looking through my old stuff, and then, of course, there are sites devoted to angel the series and complete different ones devoted to buffy and angel stories.  and there's really not that much crossover.  as oz would say, it's interesting.  angel is paired more slashily in his own series--though there was no shortage of xander/angel or spike/angel or even giles/angel in the buffyverse, but once he moved to his own show, people seemed to re-focus their pairings which makes sense.  so you'll find angel/cordelia and still some angel/buffy but the slashing of angel/wesley was just huge.  so if slash isn't your thing, as it isn't mine, it's more of a challenge to find the good stuff. 

http://archive.shriftweb.org/  this is an enormous archive that's really user friendly and one i used to browse a lot

http://scribes.darkstarfic.com/  also a great archive devoted to angel/angelus stories

http://www.tdsos.com/darkerside/  this is less angel focused but still an interesting collection of fic from the buffyverse.  she links to some of the huge bnf's from that time: annie sewell-jennings, kita, yahtzee....

http://www.thechicagoloop.net/yahtzee/chivalry/  one of my favorites just because it's so gorgeously designed

http://www.thechicagoloop.net/yahtzee/insect/  and yahtzee is a great writer in general so her entire loop is worth checking out

if i come up with anything else i'll be sure to let you know!  and maybe some of my friends will add stuff to this entry....you never know!
happy reading (and writing!)
j

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