acchikocchi: (stock // winter)
Not a single person in my office is working, so far be it from me to spoil things. *g* Instead -

1. Just went through and cut some defunct and/or duplicate accounts, at least as far as I can tell - if I've made a mistake and you're still out there (or you'd like your secret clone account to have access), please let me know and I'll fix. I would never want to cut anyone who's actually reading. :D

2. I've been meaning to post about this for ages. The most excellent [livejournal.com profile] jana_nox translated several of my JE fics into Russian some time ago: One Thousand and One Tokyo Nights, Morning, Noon, and Night, Checks and Balances, and Low Key. Recently, [livejournal.com profile] zlobnyi_kisenok did the same for the Gokusen fics, Five Things That Never Happened to Hayato and Ryu and Maps. So there's the public announcement; they're all linked from my fic index in case anyone stopping by would prefer Russian. It goes without saying I'm beyond flattered. :D (And impressed! ♥)

(...things I wrote! In another language! This so exciting, I can't even say.)

3.The Weepies - All That I Want
Joni Mitchell - River

4. edit: via [livejournal.com profile] anamuan, The fab four of Japan's art scene. Read all the way to the end. XD
acchikocchi: (stock // winter)
Better late than never? No Christmas jpop this year, sorry, it's all choral, i.e. a lot of singing in Latin. So. You know. If you like that sort of thing.

Harvard Glee Club:
In dulci jubilo
Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
O magnum mysterium (Jacobus Handl)
Personent hodie (Holst)
Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)

Chanticleer:
In the bleak mid-winter - My favorite. Music by Holst, lyrics from a Christina Rossetti poem.
A hymn to the Virgin (Britten)

Choir of New College, Oxford:
While shepherds watched their flocks by night - Have patience with the wandering flute intro. XD;
I wonder as I wander

Liedertafel:
Away in a manger
Once in royal David's city
O magnum mysterium (Tomás Luis de Victoria) - Not a typo but two pieces by the same name. This one is v. different from the Handl. And very pretty.
acchikocchi: (merii kurisumasu)
-- and a very happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] procreational, who is extraordinarily thoughtful and caring and generally great. ♥♥♥ Thanks for putting up with me and my oft-dodgy taste in music... ;)

Various Obligations finally completed just in time to get into the whirl of baking and shopping and mailing. Speaking of, just started on cards and things today so basically none of you will get anything before Christmas, I'm so sorry. XD They will be like nice little surprises! To keep the holiday season going! ...shh. Also, I feel sure that I missed some address collection posts while I was snowed under with work and school -- if you didn't get my address, I didn't see yours because I always sign myself up for mail. XD Point me in the right direction, please? (Likewise, if you would like mail from the Home State of Sarah Palin -- hahahaha I can see you all wincing -- shoot me an email or a screened comment here. I'll send you a caribou antler or something.)

No less than four people told me how awesome the [livejournal.com profile] je_holiday fic for me was, before I had a chance to read it, and they were SO RIGHT. :D Honestly, given the numbers distribution I was expecting Pin and Gokusen 2 fic was the most pleasant of surprises! I have a Sneaking Suspicion, fed by Matchy, that the author is on my flist so if you are reading this THANK YOU. ♥♥♥ When all the fics for both that and [livejournal.com profile] je_ficgames I'll do one of those guess-my-fic-and-I'll-do-something-nice-for-you, once I have a chance to think about it more.

Just took two batches of gingerbread out of the oven and my mother tasted it and said, quote, It is Nectar and Ambrosia. I'm a pretty mediocre cook but a good baker and gingerbread is a specialty. :D The family recipe, that is -- it's very dark and rich and frequently causes trouble at parties because people think it's chocolate cake and then their tastebuds are all unpleasantly shocked because they were expecting something else... To give you an idea, the other recipes I've seen (from various cookbooks, backs of molasses jars, etc.) call for anywhere from a tablespoon to half a cup of molasses; this one calls for a full cup. XD Since I have been snagging recipes from the flist right and left, thought I would share:

gingerbread )

I was going to say, if I were more organized (or had more foresight) I would have thought to document today's batch photographically, but I did double the recipe (and it got Very Messy) so maybe that wouldn't have been the best idea after all. XD;


P.S. Have a friended a few people recently and want to say, usually I don't post this often! It's been building up over a long time of LJ-lessness. XD
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and another cardfic. :D which reminds me, please - I'm begging you - tell me when you get them, so I know that they arrived safely? thanks. ♥

do not be deceived by the title. XD it is totally not my fault:
[livejournal.com profile] wintersjuly: I DARE YOU TO CALL IT CITY OF ANGELS MER
[livejournal.com profile] acchikocchi: *DYING*
[livejournal.com profile] wintersjuly: I DOUBLE DARE YOU
[livejournal.com profile] acchikocchi: .............FINE

Title: City of Angels
Pairing: Koyama/Shige
Rating: G
Wordcount: 286
Notes: for [livejournal.com profile] snowqueenofhoth ♥ a follow-up to the one where there are carrots.

or, when photoshoots go wrong )
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HELLO FLIST, I AM HOME. HOME AND BURSTING WITH NEWS LOVE. but for now have some more cardfic.

Title: The One Where There Are Carrots
Characters: NEWS (but especially Ryo and Yamapi)
Rating: G (shock!)
Length: 577 words
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] pinkpapyrus, for Christmas. ♥

it's a seasonal thing )
acchikocchi: (Default)

I didn't mention it directly but I'm on vacation now (glee!) and so will be around only intermittently for the next few days. :D In the meantime, [livejournal.com profile] winterspel was the first to get her Christmas fic and so here it is.

Title: Winterlong
Rating: PG
Length: 1794 words
Notes: I was listening to Oda Kazumasa's version of Bokura no machi de over and over (which I love even though I'm not overly fond of the KAT-TUN version) and so when I sat down to write something for [livejournal.com profile] winterspel, this just - came out. I - I don't think I've written het since junior high. Anyways, this is just a small, extremely sappy coda to the series - I don't know how many of the flist will be interested but I hope if you liked the series you'll like this, too. ♥ (and for the record I think it likely Hiroto would have a cell phone by this time. XD)

winterlong )

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