Dear Yuletide Santa,
Thanks for signing up! &etc
Let me begin with this: I love The Pretender
, but I also hate reading email, so I didn't check my signup when I got it. Looking at it briefly this morning, I discovered that I accidentally asked for Jarod, Miss Parker and MR COX WHAT THE HELL. I actually meant to ask for Mr Lyle. Mr Lyle. Lyyyle. I love Lyle. I don't love Mr Cox. If you wanted to write not about Mr Cox, that would be awesome.
Le that be a lesson to you all.
Of course you might not be here for tP. The Empress in Curse of the Golden Flower
is a delight. She is wicked clever and beautiful and she knows so much and she knows how to fight and I love her. Doug and Kate from The Cutting Edge
are bitter and hot-tempered but they know when they're right and they have no idea of when they're wrong and their fights only make them stronger. Dune
is about the fighting too, the choices they make and the cautious alliances they form.
Their fights only make them stronger, all of them.
Of course, my spazzing about Cox aside, I will love him anyway. These texts are so delightful, so fraught and thoughtful. I would love to see the intersections of these lives and characters and their conflicts.
In other news, this link is for nixwilliams
: the handmaids of fate
. By Lassiter. I haven't read it, but Lassiter is usually trustworthy, so. <3