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Catching Up

I'm home from my seven weeks of gallivanting around Europe, sailing across the Atlantic and visiting with my parents in Florida ... and I've even unpacked! Had a fabulous time and am less exhausted than I deserve to be, LOL!

I spent time today catching up on LJ as I've been offline for awhile and came across Garettgal's story rec -- and saw that no one had commented, so I'm reinforcing her recommendation. I hope she won't mind me quoting her public post and my response to her entry:

She wrote, "Go read the second TS story from T Verano at http://home.earthlink.net/~t.verano/. It is called "New" and is set just after Blair has moved in to the loft and his seven days are up. The story is GEN. Go and enjoy. It really is very good."

I replied, "Excellent Work! Hey, thanks so much for reccing this story! It's wonderfully written and simply delightful. Her descriptions of Blair's various attempts to find accommodation after the week was up were terrific -- highly imaginative and compelling. She deftly manages a mix of humour and pathos with a balance I've rarely seen. I was so impressed that I immediately read T. Verano's other story, and it's exceptional, too. She's definitely tuned into Blair's stream of consciousness, and she nails Jim in a very skillful and sensitive way. The stories have moments of whimsy, poignancy, great banter and a whole lot of insight. I gladly add a strong rec to yours for folks to rush on over to read this author's work -- and I urge people to send feedback so that she'll write lots more!"

Seriously, folks, waste no time in checking out this new author's stories. And, hey, those of you who prefer slash, don't be put off by the fact the stories are gen. You can easily read them as pre-slash in terms of how these guys feel about one another as they do the dance of getting to know one another early in their relationship. And PLEASE do send feedback so the author, T Verano, will be vastly encouraged and will be inclined to write many, many more stories for our collective enjoyment.


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Nov. 15th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC)
Whee! Welcome back! I thought it would be another week.

Yes, I read the first half page or so this morning as I downloaded it, and was enchanted. She has Blair's voice so realistically that it's almost spooky. But, between my story and your story, it'll have to wait.

I realized, a couple of weeks after the new season started, that you were missing Supernatural and Numb3rs, so I made copies of my tapes. Shall I put them in the mail, or did you get a neighbor to tape them?

And now, it's bedtime. Goodnight.
Nov. 15th, 2006 07:36 am (UTC)
Oh, man, BLESS YOU!!!!!! I had tried to tape Supernatural but the power went out briefly just after I left and screwed it all up so I didn't get any of the eps and after watching NUMB3RS last Friday, I sorely regretted missing all of them, too. I was thinking I'd give up on SPN, having missed so much of what is going on as that series evolves. So, yes, please, mail the tapes! And thank you so, so much for thinking of doing this for me.

Oh, and I got Jamie's songvid from the last Moonridge Auction. Did she send a copy directly to you or shall a copy it and send it along? It's terrific!
Nov. 15th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)
Okay, got 'em packed and they'll go out in the mail today.

I'm pretty sure I have Jamie's vid... somewhere around here... I'm sure it'll turn up over Thanksgiving break.
Nov. 15th, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)
I hope you had a great time in Europe. I know you did with us in the UK. It was a lovely chance for me to meet you there :)

RL is uberbusy as usual but I'll get round to reading the story you rec'ed sometime this week. Sounds like it's worth the time :) And I love reading stuff by new authors, so it'll probably work for me.


Nov. 15th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hugs right back, Karen! It was wonderful to spend time with you, too! Would be so nice to think we might get a chance to do it all again sometime!
Nov. 15th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
Glad you're back and you've had such a good time. And thanks for the rec. ::rubs hands together::
Nov. 15th, 2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
LOL! You're welcome! I'm pretty sure you'll really enjoy the stories.
Nov. 15th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
Welcome home!
It was great to meet you again and thank you for the recommendation. I went and read one, then had to read the other! They are excellent and I did email the author...
Thank you!
Nov. 15th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
It was really good to see you again, too! Sigh. I wish we had more time to visit or that I wasn't so tired that I basically was in my room except during the actual sessions.

I'm really glad you enjoyed the stories! I think she's an amazingly good writer! I see that Bev has also recc'd her second story, so word about her should start to get around. Thanks so much for sending her feedback. I really hope she writes lots more!
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