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I was so happy to find all the cookie recipes in my stocking this year. I was on a real cookie binge through the month of December (and still am), so imagine my surprise when I open my stocking and find such a beautiful array of cookie recipes.

Moving on...

I also received some super cute animal pics and vids; being an animal lover, these little additions really cheered me up too. In addition, a New Zealand band recommendation (and metal to boot!), some much-needed and exciting sounding YA fantasy book recommendations, and some lovely holiday greetings.

Now down to the fic.

Drabble/Fic

Missing Persons - tarlanx (tarlan) - Moonlight - Mick/Josef - Mick had started to move on but an unusual case shared with Josef showed him a new path to follow, with Josef by his side.

In this fic, Mick and Josef get away from the hustle and bustle of LA and work together on a case that reeks of Greek mythology. There's protective Josef and Mick pouncing on the idea that he and Josef could have a happy little existence together... and what more do you need? I was so happy to receive Mick/Josef in my stocking this year and tarlan was just the perfect person to gift it to me.

Domestication - katiemariie - Penny Dreadful - Ethan/Sembene - An old Harry Potter fandom trope applied to the end of season 2: even when trapped together on a full moon, a werewolf will not kill its mate. Or, you know, the guy he likes.

In this fic, Ethan wolfs out like he did in the episode, but unlike in canon doesn't kill Sembene. This is really the perfect fix-it fic for these two, and it was secretly one of the requests pairings I wanted most because I miss these two SO MUCH. Ethan and Sembene are just so beautiful and caring and touching in this fic and it's like the perfect catharsis after that episode. And, to boot, it's in Sembene's lovely point of view. 

I told you so - angelus2hot - Vampire Diaries - Damon/Alaric

In this drabble, Damon comes back hurt due to an ambush and Alaric is waiting for him, though figures it might not be too nice if he tells Damon 'I told you so,' at least in that particular moment. The 'rush into things without thinking' Damon that we all know and love is featured here, though at least he has Alaric to come back home to. I just love this little drabble to pieces.

Art

Beth Turner - falcon_horus - Moonlight

falcon_horus gifted me again this year with a lovely 'Happy New Year!' Beth Turner piece. I'm still hung up over the show Moonlight and Beth is still one of my much beloved favorite characters, and WOW is she radiant here. I still can't get over how beautiful the piece (and she) is.

Recs & Other

Thank you to schlitzie_ramone for the band rec! And thank you to dunderklumpen for the animal vids and pics. Also thank you so much to cookiegirl for the YA fantasy book recs and for sharing with me a wonderful fanmix she had previously made (it's about Trick from Lost Girl and is so awesome, so go check it out).

Cookie Recipes

Thank you so much to bonnefois, highlander_ii, roeskva, ladyoneill and spiralicious for the cookie recipes!

Other Holiday Greetings

I also received some lovely holiday greetings from: valarltd, knowmefirst (who gave me a lovely image of vintage pocket watches), and twinsarein (whose little frog animation is just so damn cute).

Thank you to everyone who decided to grace my stocking with their lovely creations. A wonderful, happy and healthy 2017 to all of you!

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