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25 February 2016 @ 09:31 pm
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Wow, Being more or less away from fandom for... boy, it's been two years.


♦ (Almost) graduated from medical school! *fistpump* That means I took the final written exam last october (after I spent four months basically living in the library, slowly making my way through 7000 multiple choice questions). That was really, really hard. And horrible. Now I'm a "PJ" at the hospital (a student in his last "practical year", where I rotate through different specialities for a year) until I take the last oral exam in November. And then I'm a doctor. Uh, I don't feel ready.


⚡ My prompt has been picked at Glompfest!!! I have received (wonderful ♥) gifts there before, but now my prompt has been claimed for ART! I'm ridiculously excited about that!

⚡ The last couple of weeks when I slowly started lurking around LJ again, I re-read a few old favourites. Especially in Merlin fandom (OMG, I love love love modern-royalty AUs!!! Is this still being written? any recs from the last years? Things like Student Prince? but any other epic modern-AUs would be most welcome too).
Those sucked me right back into fandom and reminded me how much I MISSED all of it.

But there were also SO MANY dead links in my bookmarks. *sobs* I know that people have their reasons for taking stuff down, but it still makes me sad. And it makes me glad that I used to be such a saving-whore, that I have my own copies of pretty much everything I ever read. My fandom folder is ginormous.
Current Mood: dorkydorky
nerakrose: *hugs*nerak_rose on February 25th, 2016 09:14 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! And congrats on being nearly done with medical school :)
Hollyhollys_tree on February 25th, 2016 11:59 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeeeeeeeeh, KAREN! ♥ So good to see you still around here! *glomps* I hope you're doing well!
And thanks. Med school is a looong way and it's a bit unreal, that it's going to be over by the end of the year.
nerakrosenerak_rose on February 26th, 2016 09:20 am (UTC)
:D i probably won't leave LJ until the day it's actually shut down, haha. :D i'm doing well! i'll be graduating this summer, and am writing my MA thesis atm, so am pretty busy. i feel u - having it all be over is going to feel so unreal.
Hollyhollys_tree on February 28th, 2016 08:01 pm (UTC)
That's good to hear! :)
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on February 25th, 2016 09:14 pm (UTC)
Wow, almost there, Dr hollys_tree! :D

*hugs* So glad to see you around again! <3
Hollyhollys_tree on February 26th, 2016 12:03 am (UTC)
Yes, yes, yes, almost! I'm sure I will be wishing for my student days again when I'm on my first night shift, but for now I can't wait to finish.

It's so good to see you too! And I think I have to stalk your recs, I have no idea what's going on these days in HD fandom. :)
besamislabios: cute stevebesamislabios on February 25th, 2016 09:51 pm (UTC)
I should've said this yesterday, it's really nice to see you! <3

Congrats on being almost finished with medical school, so awesome!! \o/
Hollyhollys_tree on February 26th, 2016 12:04 am (UTC)
*waves* always good to see you too! :)
And thanks, sometimes I can't believe I'm this close to the finish line myself.
Stacey: Merthur Smile Big 1.02geekslave on February 25th, 2016 11:36 pm (UTC)
Congrats almost Doctor! :)

Hollyhollys_tree on February 26th, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)
Thanks! ♥
sassy_cissasassy_cissa on February 26th, 2016 01:08 am (UTC)
woo hoo!! Congrats!! That's very cool.

I have lots of H/D in doc files. If you're interested, let me know what you're looking for...I may have it.

Hollyhollys_tree on February 28th, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! :)
I also have a lot in .doc files, I used to save ALL THE THINGS! But I'll get back to you if I find some things missing.
Jocelyn Lavingroolover on February 26th, 2016 01:35 am (UTC)
Hello! And, if you haven't read Loaded March, you absolutely must. Here's why..

(That'll keep you going for quite a while!)
Hollyhollys_tree on February 28th, 2016 08:04 pm (UTC)
OMG, 1,261,720 WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is.... a lot! But I will check it out. If it's good, I have never before read anything that long! At leas fanfiction.
That you for this rec. ♥
Jocelyn Lavingroolover on March 2nd, 2016 02:44 am (UTC)
It is amazing, but I have so far totally failed to persuade any of my fangirl friends to try it (although many OTHER people have read it and loved it, as you will see by the number of comments and kudos). I hadn't actually read the last part when I wrote that rec. but I enjoyed the last part even more than the rest. I can't praise this story enough, if you're a Merlin fan.
Jocelyn Lavingroolover on March 2nd, 2016 02:45 am (UTC)
PS You *did* ask for "epic modern AUs of Merlin", and they don't come much more epic than Loaded March :-)
Hollyhollys_tree on March 3rd, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC)

I did ask for that, did't I? ;)
I will put it on my kindle and start reading. Now that smoochfest is't happening this year (so sad!!!) I will have time to read one million words of Arthur/Merlin! :)

Jocelyn Lavingroolover on March 3rd, 2016 08:03 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see what you think :-)
Jaeenchanted_jae on February 27th, 2016 03:20 am (UTC)
Congrats on graduating from med school!
Hollyhollys_tree on February 28th, 2016 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
celestlyncelestlyn on February 27th, 2016 05:39 am (UTC)
I just want to congratulate you on 'almost' being through medical school. That is amazingly hard and it's super-awesome that you are nearly there! No one ever graduates from a health care program feeling ready! I'm a nurse, my daughter is a nurse and we all felt that way. You will be fine and probably a terrific doc! Glad you are able to peek back into fandom now and then.
Hollyhollys_tree on February 28th, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words. ♥
Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed I think "fuck this, I don't need to know this yet, I'm still just a student", but when I think about my first night shift I get all nervous, even now!
I know it will all get better along the way, but sometimes it's just a very hard way. I will hold people's health and life in my hands.
Rike: Art - Firefly Fascinationnimielle on March 4th, 2016 08:34 am (UTC)
Hey you :)

I've been gone on and off a lot as well. (let's be honest here, the fact that you unfriended me basically tells the story of how long I've been gone XD)

Anyway, I'm happy to hear you're doing well. Getting closer to the finishing line is so satisfying! I'm still going for a masters degree myself, but it's not as stressful as the time before the BA. I also admire those who choose the medical profession. I hope the time in training isn't too tough on you. There are so many horror stories around about that. Anyway, fingers crossed and I totally believe you're going to be an amazing doctor! ♥

Yay about glompfest!! Did you get picked up for art or fic?

As for recs, this is my list of bookmarks on AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/users/WantsUnicorns/bookmarks
It's a mixture of many fandoms, but I think you can filter it to only show Merlin, or HP, or whatever strikes your fancy. :)