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Winter 2014 issue



I had two stories in the last issue: Cornerstone Coffee. Am I on the coffee beat now? :)



And Frios Pops



“'You're not getting any younger,' I told him. I said it jokingly, half-hearted.”

A week later, she came home and Andy told her he'd quit his job. He'd been working on a business plan to sell frozen treats.

“It took my breath away a little bit, though I tried not to show it,” Leslie recalls.

Then Andy gave her a sample — his Key Lime Pie flavor.

“As soon as I tasted it, I knew it was going to be great.”

Fandom Valentines part 2



I would deem "if you like your coffee hot, let me be your coffee pot" a cheesy lyric. But I don't find it cheesy when the Arctic Monkeys sing it.

"Heh, I should turn that into a Valentine," I said to myself. And thus I decided to make fandom'tines this year. Love notes to the fandoms that helped through the adoption wait.

GreenAngelHeart is my Arctic Monkey buddy, so I tweeted this one at her. It was well-received.



Then, of course I needed to make something for one of Rainbow's books. How about the Boba Fett reference in Eleanor & Park?



During church, my phone started going "bzzt... bzzt... bzzt..." Because I get a notification when somebody favorites or retweets when I'm mentioned on Twitter and Rainbow had mentioned the Valentine.



I made one for My Mad Fat Diary (cheating a bit and starting with a graphic I made over the summer):



I needed a Valentine for fandom itself. A pal runs a Snowverse Tumblr; I was duty-bound to make something she could reblog, right? Hence, the SnowBaz Valentine.



I wanted to make one for Misfits, using Rudy. But I never found a screencap that I liked enough and was ready to be done at five.

But then molliekatie started following me on Tumblr and I saw where she was asking if anybody was going to make a Valentine for Attachments, so...



I love the tags on this reblog: #OMG #Attachments #attttaccccchhhhmmentsssss #i'mmm meltiiinnngggg #lincolnnnn and bethhhhhh #best quotes #what is this liiiffffeeeeee

(Will I do this next year? We'll see. *but molliekatie's already asked if there will be a Landline one and you know me...*)

Fandom Valentines part 1



After I made the Primevalentines last year, I saw a Valentine that referenced pizza and I then just couldn't not make a Hatter one, y'know? Since I have my Alice sub-blog this year, I made an Alice Valentine for a matching set.

This week, I reminded BethanyActually that she had yet to claim her Fandom Friend Bingo art. (An inside joke that she had the most Xs on this nerdliest of pursuits...) She chose something Hatter & Alice related. Easy-peasey!

Bethany is also a big fan of Rainbow Rowell, so I took something Rainbow said in a guest post about her book Attachments and applied it to Halice. (What, doesn't everybody catalogue wise words according to their pet OTPs?)



I love the tags she added!

Last night, I remembered to add these graphics to my Alice board on Pinterest. I forget about Pinterest. Like, not only to pin things, but also that others can pin my things. I listed the "source" as syfyalice2009 and Pinterest showed me a column of images already pinned from that site. (Most of which weren't my graphics, but it's fun to stumble upon stuff like this, since comments & tags are always my favorite part of making something...)



Next week, fandom'tines part 2!