It's supposed to start cooling off tomorrow, and maybe MAYBE I'll start sleeping again. (We have AC and a basement, so too-hot-to-sleep is technically a solvable problem, but grrlpup
hates sleeping in AC and I hate sleeping hot and we both hate sleeping separately. So it's been a whole bunch of non-optimal compromises, and I'm usually not managing more than three-or-so hours sleep at a time. Last night was particularly bad: I got up at 2:30 and I'm still awake, and will be awake at least until I finish teaching tonight at 10pm, woo-hoo.)
But that's not what I wanted to post about.femslashex
nominations close today, and they already have many lovely Holmesian options in the tagset
: in addition to Sherlock
, there are Adventures of Shirley Holmes
, My Dearly Beloved Detective
, eight ACD ships, and crossovers in various directions between MBDB, ACD, and Bert Coules' Further Adventures
and I nominated a handful of those, but there is at least one more MoreHolmes nominator in the exchange and we don't know who it is.
(Hi, hello, do I know you, can we be friends?)
sign-ups close real soon now. Truth be told, I still find that exchange a little intimidating (ACD fandom is just so good
at what they do), but nowadays I'm a lot more confident of my ability to write ACD. I know quite a few of the participants now, too, at least enough to say hello to. And it would
be a nice way to celebrate having read all of the canon.
But the problem here is that I'm already committed to Remix, holmestice
happens hard on the heels of both exchanges, and festivids
. Altogether, that is a lot,
even for my manic "I don't exist unless I'm making something" self. And last fall/winter around about Februrary, I was ready to gnaw my arm off I was so exhausted.
(Although in hindsight, the election probably contributed to my overwhelming fatigue. And we're not due for another of those
for another few years.)