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Jan. 5th, 2017 01:52 pm
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I'm so excited for [livejournal.com profile] oz_magi! The quality of work in this fandom is just amazing, for both stories and art, especially considering how small we are. I hope this fest helps keep this fandom going for many more years to come!

On a (slightly amusing) related note... I think probably like everyone, I try to guess at who wrote what before the reveals, and I'm always terrible at it. Even if I've read every bit of Oz fic that a participant has written, I usually still have problems identifying that author. On the other hand, I'm usually pretty good at identifying who made what wish. I think the fandom is small enough so that I've kind of been able to zero in on who has what particular area/character/pairing/trope of interest.

This year, so far, I've gotten every wisher wrong. Every. Single. One. (Except for myself, of course.)

I guess I don't know y'all as well as I thought. Ha!

ALSO, I don't usually share personal stuff, but... say hello to the newest member of my family! :-)

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We've named him Indy (as in Indiana Jones), which replaces his rather unimaginative birth name of B-1 (short for Black Cat Number 1, given to him to distinguish him from his litter-mates). He's 18 months old, and he's adorable. He still has a lot of playful kitten in him, even though he is BIG. He barely fits in my lap. And, boy, is he heavy, even if he doesn't look it at first (must be the slimming effect of all that black fur).

Our most recent cat died nearly 3 years ago, just a couple of months shy of his 20th birthday, which was a very traumatic experience for everyone involved, even though he'd obviously led a full life. And I've been very resistant to getting another cat because of FEELS, but I was talked into it, and I'm glad I was. Indy's a total sweetheart.

Date: 2017-01-05 07:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] mrs-sweetpeach.livejournal.com
Indy has gorgeous eyes. And he's a very handsome fellow all around.

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Date: 2017-01-05 07:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] vanillalime.livejournal.com
Thanks, it's been very difficult to get a decent photo of him. He's so dark that, without proper lighting, his eyes would be the only thing that showed up! I was so pleased with this pic that I just had to share. :-)

Date: 2017-01-05 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mazephoenix.livejournal.com
Aww cute kitty. Yeah, I always get the writers wrong, even if I've read a lot of fic by them. Ha, the wishes were hard to guess this year..I went with pairings I usually don't go for for variety for example. It's been fun so far.

Date: 2017-01-05 07:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] vanillalime.livejournal.com
There are wishes where I'm not completely sure, and wishes where I'm pretty sure, and wishes where I'm absolutely positive. This year, even my "absolutely positive" deductions have been incorrect. (I still can't believe the "dancing classes" prompt wasn't [livejournal.com profile] cmk418's!)

Date: 2017-01-06 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-emu.livejournal.com

He's a beauty.

Ha, I always figure my wishes and stories are totally transparent, but then I dismiss it with 'Eh, who's paying that much attention?' But it turns out you are...

8^-

Date: 2017-01-06 08:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] vanillalime.livejournal.com
LOL, perfect icon! 'Cos that's totally me right now.

I was absolutely positive that the Pancamo fashion prompt was your wish because of some of the comments you've posted at Oz Daily. And the second request for that wish was the porn movie prompt, which sounded like you, too. I was so surprised when it turned out to be [profile] macaroncey's wish! Now I can't wait to see which one is really yours...

Date: 2017-01-07 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-emu.livejournal.com

Both of those prompts do have the scent of me.

In fact, I may have seen that Pancamo prompt and wondered if it was posted with me in mind.

S.

Date: 2017-01-06 12:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shabby86.livejournal.com
Indy is adorable! Congrats on the new family member. It is hard losing a pet, but I'm glad you've allowed another kitty into your heart. I've always believed, knowing pets don't live as long as we do, they are worth what they bring to your life.
This is my first Oz magi! Yay! I wasn't going to participate because I've never done Oz fiction, just LeeLoni. I didn't want to disappoint, but I saw a couple wishes that I thought I could really do justice. I think anyone who has ever read my stuff will know what wish I did!!! Lol, let me know if you guess right once reveals are done!

Date: 2017-01-06 08:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] vanillalime.livejournal.com
Thank you! Now I'm wondering why it took me so long to agree to this...

Good for you for jumping right in to Magi! I was too chicken the first year after I discovered the fandom, as I was pretty intimidated by the quality of the writers and artists. But I've since realized that everyone here is pretty positive and accepting, so I needn't have been so worried. Oz peeps are a good group!

Date: 2017-01-07 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shabby86.livejournal.com
Thanks. Yes, everyone is so wonderful! There's a lot of talent in this community. I am so thankful for fans keeping Oz alive for so long, for allowing me to be a part of this. I was too young to be allowed to watch Oz when it came out... my mother would never allow that. I did catch a glimpse of one episode when it first aired. My little sister and I had been flipping through channels one night looking for something to watch... stopped on Oz. We didn't know what it was so we were going to check it out. Well, what we saw was Toby going all "jaws" on Robson! We were grossed out and couldn't change the channel fast enough! Haha, that was my first Oz encounter! Also, my first Lee encounter, but I didn't know who he was back then. Originally, I started watching Oz (about2-3yrs ago) because I'm a Meloni fan. Then some cutie with blue eyes, blond hair, and the sweetest smile quickly made his way to being the favorite! Nobody can top Lee, but Chris is a close second. If I never watched Oz, I may still not know who he is and that'd be terrible.

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