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Recommendations and Thanks

I'm back!!! Huge thanks to all of you who sent such lovely cards and holiday wishes. I hope all of you had and are having a restful and joyous season.

I have two recommendations to share:

thrihyrne has posted a heartbreaking new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince story as a holiday gift for me. It's called "Ever More Tightly Bound" (see my shiny new matching icon?) and it's a remarkable study of Snape and Dumbledore. It revisits the scene Dumbledore mentions in "Horcruxes" about Snape taking care of him when he returned to Hogwarts after destroying Marvolo's ring, and I highly recommend it. Huge thanks to thrihyrne!

agentxpndble has posted the gorgeous wallpaper she made as a birthday gift for me, matching images of my favorite actor (John Castle, of course!) with J.R.R. Tolkien's "I Sit and Think" verses from The Lord of the Rings. You can find it at the bottom of the John Castle Gallery's Wallpaper Page. Tremendous thanks to agentxpndble!

I am behind on LJ, email, and snailmail, but I will be catching up ASAP. Best wishes to all!


A quote for the day:

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

~Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Comments

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magicwondershow
Dec. 27th, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC)
1. its fabulous to see you back on the f-list!

2. that story is pure brilliance. how lucky you were, and what a lovely gift.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 28th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! It's great to be back. :) And I'm thrilled you loved the story, too. She really blew me away with it, and now I want to share it with everyone.
agentxpndble
Dec. 27th, 2005 07:27 pm (UTC)
Augh! That fic was AMAZING!
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 28th, 2005 12:13 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you loved it, too. :) I was so thrilled, I had to share!
faramirgirl
Dec. 27th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
Hello
((((((eldritchhobbit)))))))) best wishes for the year 2006 for you. I love your quote for the day.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 28th, 2005 12:14 am (UTC)
Re: Hello
((((((((((FG))))))))))) Your icon is a scream. :) Best wishes for 2006 to you, too, my friend! Thanks for putting a big smile on my face.
thrihyrne
Dec. 28th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
Welcome back!!!! :D

And thank you so much for recommending the story. I just wanted it to be something you'd want to read- I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it, and that it's being shared among some people who might not otherwise be flocking to my LJ. :)

eldritchhobbit
Dec. 28th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
Believe me, recommending it was my pleasure. I also sent a notice about it to hogwarts_today, FYI: like I said, I want everyone to read this! *grateful hugs*
marm
Dec. 28th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
*reads*

*dies*

That story is amazing. That is what happened. Read, doubters, read.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 28th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you loved it, too! I agree with you: this is what happened.
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