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Dear fandom,

It's been a long time, and I know I did you wrong. It's totally reprehensible to drop out of fic exchanges at the last minute, especially when one left obscure-ass prompts that are unlikely to be of interest to anyone else. It's almost as reprehensible as not responding to comments that you've been faithfully leaving on my fic all this time!

What can I say, baby: I'm really sorry. It was me, not you. I had to deal with getting my shit together in real life, such as figuring out what I want to do with my life and securing employment and travelling to see family and figuring out how to go about starting my own family.

And, I have to be honest with you: I've been seeing other hobbies since we last got together. I have developed quite a torrid little fling with running... and training for a half-marathon is kind of a commitment that I've made to my other hobby, and that comes first right now.

But still, sweetiecakes, I miss you, and so, fandom, I'm begging you: please take me back! I got a steady job, so your mother doesn't have to nag about how I'm no good for you. I'm happy with my life, so I promise you won't have to deal with my emo wangsting anymore. And I'm even 70 lbs lighter than when we last saw each other, so now you don't have to lie to me anymore about whether or not that font color makes my butt look big.

It's been a long time, I know - I missed your latest canon release and all kinds of LJ wank. And I'm still not sure I'm ready to make any full-on commitments to you. For example, I don't think I'm right for fic exchanges, and I won't toy with that kind of promise anymore.

But, still, in spite of it all, I think it's time we started seeing each other again!

Love and contrition,
Eloise
Current Music:
Flight of the Conchords- Business Time
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On December 15th, 2007 12:50 am (UTC), bribitribbit commented:
The prodigal daughter has returned!

Hi! I missed you! ♥
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On December 15th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC), eloiselovelace replied:
Thanks for the welcome back! <3
*is relieved that fandom as a whole doesn't hate her*
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On December 15th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC), magnetic_pole commented:
Hi, sweetie! M.
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On December 15th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC), eloiselovelace replied:
How are you doing? (HP-)Grad wise? Are you also in a flurry of final grading? :)
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On December 15th, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC), magnetic_pole replied:
Not teaching this year, just writing frantically, trying to finish!

Re: family stuff, I'm excited and hopeful and pulling for you! The better half and I are talking about our options, though we're not really ready yet, so I'm always fascinated by and excited for people who are dealing with similar issues.

In any case--trying not to venture into too-personal territory--I'm really happy the transition sounds like it's going well. M.
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On December 15th, 2007 02:13 am (UTC), acidpop25 commented:
That is the best usage of extended metaphor I've seen in quite a while. :)
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On December 15th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC), eloiselovelace replied:
I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I really did feel bad, and decided that the nights had been too lonely without fanfic in my life. :)
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On December 15th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC), acidpop25 replied:
:\ you won't find it on scarletwomen, unfortunately. Comm's been on hiatus, I'm very sad.
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On December 15th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC), differente commented:
(i don't really know you much but) this is a great letter. and hi! :)
(and since you came back, you should think about offering femslash to the online written world. as an offering, perhaps? :D)
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On December 15th, 2007 03:10 am (UTC), kheha commented:
Awww! That's really a great letter. (70 lbs? A family? My gosh!)
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On December 15th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC), secretsolitaire commented:
Hey there, good to see you! I am in awe of anyone who even attempts such a thing as a half marathon. O_o
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On December 15th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC), speckofinfinity commented:
Fandom still loves you! (And by fandom I mean me, of course.)

=D
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On December 15th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC), mnemosyne_1 commented:
*laughs*

Welcome back, baby. ;)
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On December 15th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC), blindmouse commented:
Good to see you're still alive :-)
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On December 15th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC), tresa_cho commented:
YAAAAY WELCOME BACK! \o/
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On December 15th, 2007 06:25 am (UTC), penhaligonblue commented:
Just this morning I was wondering what you'd been getting up to! Welcome back, many congratulations on slimming down (we are all burning with envy), and best of luck re: running and family-starting!
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On December 15th, 2007 07:19 am (UTC), oddsbobs commented:
you awe me with your creative prowress...

Missed you, hon. It's good to have you back, even if it's on a part-time basis.

I'm glad your RL is getting in order. Yay job, and family, and 70 lbs, and marathons!

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On December 15th, 2007 10:28 am (UTC), liseuse commented:
Hello! I was thinking about you the other day! How are you?
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On December 17th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC), sambethe commented:
*smiles*

You are welcome over anytime, hon. ;)
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