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09 January 2013 @ 11:55 pm
 
AAAHHHH YOU GUYS YOU GUYS!! I GOT RECC'D!! AAAAAH! This is a new experience!

I've been chatting with [personal profile] dueltastic all day (as I often do) and about a half-hour ago she said I had been "crack-broomed"--and I had no idea what that meant.

("I've been what? Have I got a disease?" "Probably. I know where that thing has been." "What thing has been? ME? I've been fair few places lately. :P" "The crack-broom." "What's the crack-broom? Is that Rolanda's drug of choice?" Just so you know how it went down.)

And then she sent me the link to here and I squeed like a mad squeeing thing, because I've been rec'ced!

For a story I thought had been a major disappointment, too!

Thank you, woldy, for the rec and the kind words! What a lovely feeling this is, thank you. (: I'm so pleased you enjoyed the story--and found the steamy scenes hot and emotionally-charged. :B (I have some difficulty with those.)

Cheers to you too, [personal profile] dueltastic, for otherwise I wouldn't have known!

With this, a recent hot rec (for Hoggywarty), and being nominated for an award for inventive magic that I care deeply about (Minervafest), I can end the year feeling I've done something right even with just the three fests. You all are the best community a young OLSB-appreciating poly genderbendy queer-bird writer-ish-person could ever dream of, let alone stumble upon.

Thank you so much. ♥ Now I'm spending the evening being a fandom-sappy goober, d'awwwr.

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
 
 
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kellychambliss: Duel to Killkellychambliss on January 10th, 2013 05:28 am (UTC)
What's that, Miss Crocus? You call yourself a member of the OLSB, and you don't know about crack_broom?

Bad Kiwi! *Professor McGonagall shakes an admonitory finger* You've clearly been ignoring -- for the past three years at least -- kellychambliss's impassioned pleas to her flist for reccers in the femmeslash and gen categories at crack_broom. Aren't you ashamed?

Well, young lady, you should probably be punished by being kept in ignorance of the other times you've been recced there.

But kellychambliss has interceded in your behalf, and so I will let you off with a warning.

This time.

So go on -- improve your day even further.

Not that you deserve it, of course.
Kiwi Crocus: RHPS || Don't dream it be it.cranky__crocus on January 10th, 2013 07:39 am (UTC)
Yes, it seems quite likely that tonight is my night of goober-hood, indeed!

Shall I give you my OLSB badge back for a while, until I've proven myself again? I suppose only the foolish suggest punishment when they've got off clean enough, but then I've already proven myself foolish; dedication to one's fandom coupled with conscience against ignorance in that fandom demand one at least bring it up.

Oooh that's the community kellychambliss keeps begging suggesting fandomites rec for? Now I realise I've seen it linked in some conversations on her journal, of course--something about "rare pair" and "femslash" categories?--but never got involved. Funny how one might take in these things without connecting everything up. Seems I just needed my memory jogged!

At any rate, I am terribly ashamed. I shan't forget it again.

!!! Excuse my exclamation marks; they can't be helped. Somehow I managed to be sent that link when it was put up, by the recc'er herself, and didn't understand the significance. I didn't realise it was in a community when I read it; I thought it was her journal. Now, despite my blunder, I am all the more thrilled! Thank you for bringing it to my attention so it could finally soak through this thick noggin of mine!

Now I can see how years ago I took that test in Herbology and got all 40 plant samples right--including 20 deciduous trees in winter, going on twigs with no leaves--only to lose 5 marks for missing my name. But just as from that day forth I was sure to check for my name before handing anything in, I will be sure to lend more attention to kellychambliss' words on crack_broom and to the community itself. Even if I don't feel I read consistently enough to be a recc'er. (She's not glaring, is she? She's very persuasive, as I'm sure you well know, and she's managed to get me to do just about everything but be a recc'er! (; )

I didn't deserve it one bit. You and kellychambliss are too kind, truly. I will cherish them both. Especially in times of the Dread Writer's Insecurity.

Best of luck recovering from the Hoggywarty celebrations!

(Thank you. Immensely. That fic is one of my favourites in that it was such an absolute blast to write.)
woldywoldy on January 11th, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
You are definitely doing something right! :-)

I honestly only saw that story yesterday and since I was searching for threesome stories to rec it went right to the top of the list. I have no idea why you would see it as a disappointment.

And I shall join Kelly in encouraging you to join the crowd of crack_broom reccers. The femslash broom always needs more fliers!
Kiwi Crocus: Dar Williams || Magic's in the Learning.cranky__crocus on February 6th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
You are definitely doing something right! :-)
Thank you! It is always nice to have that confirmed. *Smiles.*

I do try not to judge a fic on comments (especially if it's a long fic), but when it received only five during the run of the fest I will admit that without consciously trying to think it, I ended up with the conclusion that it wasn't very good and that it'd been a disappointment.

Oh, I would love to do something like rec for crack_broom, but I really don't think I'm anywhere close to consistent enough with my fandom use! I don't keep up on the reading the way I should--it takes me quite a while to read and comment on each story--and there are times that I disappear into RL stuff without warning. This year will likely be a small fandom year for me (I'm trying to force myself to finally get through all the stuff I've already written and get it posted eveyrwhere) but maybe one of the upcoming years will work out.