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I'm completely late on the [ profile] je_holiday bandwagon, but I was responsible for All Around, aka the Love Actually AU. Featuring, most notably, Prime Minister Akanishi Jin (I know), but also plenty of others - I'm told by at least one person that all the Arashi made her decide it wasn't me. XD;; Hopefully it turned out all right despite my experimentation. Despite the eagle eyes of kind proofreaders a few typos managed to slip their way in, so here's the edited version.

All Around

or, JE Does Love Actually
14,202 words

Jin/Kame, Jun/Aiba, Subaru/Yasu, other pairings mentioned or implied; plus Takki and Tsubasa, Yamapi and the rest of NEWS, and Arashi in general.

Notes: With apologies to Richard Curtis and company. Deepest thanks to Koizumi Kyoko ([ profile] mananeh), Oguri Shun ([ profile] spurious), and Ayase Haruka ([ profile] winterspel) for their suggestions, proofreading help, and general cheerleading. Originally posted here for [ profile] changetje as part of [ profile] je_holiday 2009.

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For the benefit of the two people in JE fandom with nice quiet filters flists, [ profile] je_holiday signups are open again. Yes, I already signed up. I need a deadline or I'll end up going an entire year ficless, which is... bad. So you guys should, too. please (Lest you think I've forgotten about my - my fic debt, I haven't. It's going to get finished. Someday. *determined*)

'Tis the season of job applications, plus one internship that I want badly enough to take over anything that actually pays well. I have several floating out there, most of which would take me away from Alaska - this is okay for the short term, say a couple years, it's when I start thinking about the long term that I get twitchy. Thus my mature response is, as always, to do my very best to not think about it. Regardless I would be thrilled if any of these came through so cross your fingers for me if you can?

Speaking - a paragraph ago - of writing, I am feeling kind of rejuvenated in the fic sector and want to stretch my metaphorical muscles again. Maybe prompts in the near future, I'm not sure, since those usually seem to help in a strange sort of way. Or a meme. I shall have to poke around the flist. (OR I COULD FINISH THE TWELVE HUNDRED WIPS ON MY HARD DRIVE. I KNOW, ALL RIGHT.)

In the meantime a meme, because I like memes:

Inspired by Doctor Who's "Turn Left:" Pick one of my stories and tell me a point in the tale that you'd change. Something tiny (e.g. "and then Fay chose silver glitter instead of gold") or big (e.g. "and then Rose was arrested instead of Jack") and I'll tell you how that one difference would have altered the course of the entire story.
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So I hear that [ profile] je_holiday community revealed something or other? XD I was responsible for what is in all likelihood the silliest of the lot, One Thousand and One Tokyo Nights, which is not in fact an Arabian Nights AU but just Yamapi and Jin being Very Silly. XD (Mild Pin, but nothing too alarming.) I had a lot of fun writing it -- as in, I sat down and blew off steam related to another writing project by emptying the recesses of my mind without any regard as to how ridiculous the result was. XD was fun! I also had it easy as it was for [ profile] 4_03_am and [ profile] phonestrap so I had a preeetty good idea what would go over all right. ;)

By the way, I'm never sure whether to repost challenge fic here or simply link and leave them be -- show of hands, what do you guys do?

In related news, I'm pretty sure all of [ profile] je_ficgames is up now? So, if you feel like guessing that. (eta: Polls will be shut down on Sunday, so if you want to cast a vote, do it before then!) No one did manage to get [ profile] je_holiday before the reveal, and at least one person expressed Surprise at the identity of the author being... me... which pleased me greatly, actually. :) It's nice not to be universally predictable.

People still hanging out here at least partly for fic-related reasons: a redux of that meme in which you tell authors your favorite piece of theirs is going around, and... actually I'm too lazy to link to it again. If you feel so inclined give me a heads up? :D Especially if this answer is something more recent. Just 'cause I'm curious.

Ending with a rec -- this is from Yuletide, but I don't even know if it counts as fanfiction. Theoretically the fandom is (coincidentally, haha) One Thousand and One Nights; in practice it reads as original fiction and wow did it blow me away. It's not so much the prose as, appropriately, the storytelling, but I really recommend it -- One Thousand And One And Counting.
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I'm off to visit family for a few days, but I should be in touch. I have new books and electronics and the Planet Earth DVD set to entertain me so it should be a very nice and relaxing trip. In the meantime, seeing as [ profile] je_holiday has finished posting, time for the usual guessing game for those so inclined -- tell me which fic I wrote (if you are not privy to insider information, ahem), and I'll, um, do something nice I haven't really figured out yet. (A fic snippet if you want it? I do manage to come through on those sometimes...) Obviously I can't tell you if you're right until reveals are up on the first but I can rub my hands together over any guesses until then...? :D I'm eagerly waiting for the last [ profile] je_ficgames prompt to be posted so I can throw open that one, too. (Because I'm really, really curious. You know. In case I haven't mentioned that several times already. XD)

This Christmas and this end of the year period in general have been so much better than last year. I can't tell you how much better I feel. It's not that it's been a year full of change (there's been very little change, actually, though some exciting events of course); it's all my state of mind. Which is heartening. :)

(Why have I been ending every post lately with the feeling I'm forgetting something?! *pulls at hair*)
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-- and a very happy birthday to [ 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 [ 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 [ 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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In the tradition of the Yuletide exchange, a message for my [ profile] je_holiday writer, whoever they may be. Lovely flist, if you know who was assigned me. please feel free to direct them over here. :D

To my [ profile] je_holiday writer:

Hi there! ♥ Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing for me even though this may not have been what you were expecting when you signed up. :) (Or - or it may, in which case, awesome! XD) I meant what I said in the sign-up form -- not a single one of the things down under "I like these things in fic" have to be included if none of them work for the story you have in mind or give you good ideas or anything. What I enjoy most is... just a good story, as opposed to a collection of kinks or something like that. Please don't feel the need to try and cram anything in that doesn't fit, or even to make a pairing work if it doesn't. Like I said, gen is also totally okay! :) I mean, obviously if you do feel inspired to work in any of the things I mentioned, or the pairings, BY ALL MEANS PLEASE DO. I WILL LOVE IT. Just. Please don't feel constricted! And, omg, don't force yourself to write something you hate! D: If you are happy and/or excited writing, I will be happy reading. :)))

And if you know all this already, great. :) I think that's all I have to say on the subject. I can't wait to see you in December! ♥♥


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