So count me in the group of 'slowly reading MTYG in order to savor' because honestly, my life does not have NEARLY enough popslash. And December always reinforces that.
But I'm about 2/3 through, and very sad about that fact. But my recipient liked her story, so that is a weight off my shoulders because I pretty much live in terror.
I am so very pleased to have gotten Walls Closing In
from my beloved Santa, because London house! And AJ and Nick! And feeeeeelings about Kevin's return reflecting into their lives! And Dad-to-be!AJ! All of these are good things, and I was well-pleased, and I do send my thanks out to my Santa. Wherever they are in the internet, I heart you. Even if I'm a little concerned that you went into my brain to find out things that totally hit my buttons.
I am assuming everyone out there has read Frozen Dreams
already because. Well. AJ and JC and an ice cream parlor. I had no idea that was a thing that needed to be in existence and that we were sadly bereft of, until it existed. All the boys are so damn awesome in it, and I just can't get over how much I love Kevin in it. I have a thing for weird-perfect-hot-enviornmentally-consci
ous Kevin in AUs. It is that epic balance of humor and feelings and putting-the-fun-in-dysfunctional-relatio
nships that is so, so good in popslash.
And the story to all of us, Wardrobe Malfunction
, is an awesome gift because it is hilarious. I may have made some pathetic stupid wheezing sounds during it. And y'know. Brian/Nick is the OTP of my youth, and my young heart will never quite give that up.
Also, there is Bases Loaded
. There is a baseball AU. You know what is awesome? Baseball AUs. (literally, my home office is decorated with a mishmash of boyband and baseball, it makes everyone else weirded out. Which is why it is in my home office where I have to give zero fucks about other people's opinions.) Gruff-Chris-the-catcher is pretty much awesome. This story left me so pleased and giddy because yes. It uses the tropes of baseball AUs so well, and yes.
So those are some of my feelings so far.