I had a surprisingly eventful day, considering I didn't talk to anyone and didn't get up until two. (Hi, brain, not useful, thanks.) Here are my purimgifts
First of all, these three stories were for me:Caifornia Girls
, Midnight Radio
, gen, Star Trek (2009)
These are about Gaila and Uhura, apart and together, and I really, really like them; they're very simple snippets, but the writing is so elegant, and the execution so neat. Also, Gaila and Uhura = win.
And from the others:A Certain Slant of Snow
, gen, Sports Night/The West Wing
Amy Gardner meets Dana in an airport bar. This is so great; so smart, so much like them, and I really enjoyed it. It's the first of three, and while I did like the other two, I haven't seen enough Sports Night for them to make entire sense to me, so the rec's limited to the first. But it's great: sharp and fun.I'm Blushing on the Inside
, gen, The West Wing
Ainsley likes hamantaschen. Also pwning people. Lovely.End of the Rainbow
, Gaila/Kirk, Star Trek (2009)
Gaila has some questions to ask Kirk. I really, really like this for the depth it gives to Gaila, and to Kirk as well for that matter, but to Gaila: it thinks through her motivations with such clear-eyed writing. I like it a lot.Moving To The Country
, gen, Star Trek (2009)
Sulu shows Chekov around San Francisco. Really understated, really nice.The Final Message
, gen, Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
.When the people of the Milky Way Galaxy first heard that God's Final Message to His Creation was being displayed, the Jews of the Galaxy were among the first to seek it out.
This is... highly strange, and strangely nice.Untitled (day 1, day 2, day 3)
, gen, Vorkosigan
Helen Natalia, the daughter of Count Vorkosigan, has worked something out: she is the best-placed person to take on the countship. Cordelia and Gregor help, in their own ways. It's a lovely story, this, just right in style and tone.
(Also, I was reading this and thinking, huh, it's a complete three-part story, I wonder why the author didn't give it a title?
...then I thought, this is a story about a woman trying to take on a countship, which she doesn't have at the moment
. Aha.)1 Kings 12:3-15
, Exodus 7:8-13
, Esther 6:1-5
, gen, Good Omens
, Hebrew Bible
The Hebrew Bible, with the amendment of a certain angel and a certain demon, and a certain amount of judicious snarking. The style of these is ludicrously, effortlessly seamless; the biblical language is resonating along, ringing from the rafters the way it always does, and then suddenly the dark scribe didst grin widely, saying unto him, Trust me, this shalt be one for the books.
If they weren't a gift for daegaer
I would have thought that she wrote them; as it is, they are a delightful mystery.
That is all. My heart hurts, I hate advocacy, why do people need defending in court anyway.