December 23rd, 2006

Asta 2

A Happy Hornblower Christmas

After making many threats promises, I have finally produced a Hornblower fic. One that was a year in the making. See, I had this idea back in November of 2005. At the time, I had written a grand total of one fic (my Lee/Laura Brig Fic!). That story, though relatively short, had take taken months to produce, I had no idea how it would be received, and I was still a bit shaky on my own abilities. But a year has passed, I've written more, feel more confidant, and I found that I was feeling brave enough to venture outside the safety net of the BSG fandom. Of course, it helps that Jamie features prominently in HH fandom as well. :) So I revisted my old idea and, suprisingly to me, I did not struggle too much in writing this. If not for work and holiday craziness, I probably could have completed it sooner. Now maybe I can try tackling one of my novel length HH ideas. ;-)

Title: Merry Christmas, Mr. Hornblower
Author: Asta77
Pairing: Archie/Horatio
Rating: G by my standards, but I’ll say PG to be safe
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of the Forester estate, but I like A&E’s version better. ;)
Summary: Set sometime after The Wrong War. Archie and Horatio are spending their leave at Archie’s sister’s home.
Notes: Thanks to k_julia who rocks betaing in any fandom and also thanks to my HH authority romanticalgirl. You two worked very well together. :) A small disclaimer - ideally, I would have had one more pass taken with a beta, but given general holiday business and the fact I really needed to get this posted before Christmas, there may be a comma or three missed. Forgive me. =)

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Asta 2

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas.....

This may be one of my odder creative choices. ;) Some of you may know this about me already, but Brad Pitt normally doesn't do much for me. That's not to say I think he's unattractive or untalented. And, heck, I admire him for the fact that he is one of the few celebrities who really is trying to do something with his fame and fortune and make the world a better place. He's just no Jamie or Hugh for me. ;) However, I don't know if it's the hair, the clothes, the lighting, the characterization, his humor, or the way he never stops eating throughout the film, but when I watch him as Rusty in Ocean's Eleven he DOES do something for me. ;-)

So, on the Eleventh Day of Christmas I choose to present Ocean's Eleven. Of course, another thing I love about that film is Rusty's relationship with Danny (for the record, not in any slashy way :p) and since George Clooney isn't exactly hard on the eyes either.....

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And as an added bonus you can check out the trailer for 'Ocean's 13' here. *Love* the expression on George's face at the end.