Obviously I can't use it until I get all the crap from my laptop switched over, it it'll be a couple of days before The Big Guy (17 Inch Screen) is in effect.
Here's the problem with having a "to read" list that goes back nearly a year. (For instance I'm just now getting to stories from last year's Life On Mars Ficathon.) The problem is looking at a fic that I must have had a reason for wanting to read. Either a pairing I like, an interesting premise, a titillating summary or just being by a writer I like. Something. And sometimes I look at the summaries or the first paragraph trying to decide if I'm going to print the fic out or not...and I have no idea why I wanted to read it in the first place. What the hell was I thinking?
Anyway, if you're among those whose fics I do like, and you wonder why you're getting comments so late in the game, it's just that I've gotten semi-compulsive about reading the fics in the order they got put on the list. I'm not completely obsessive about this as there will always pairings/writers that are queue jumpers, but there it is. Me. Reading fics from October 2009. And generally leaving comments because I do feel I owe a writer that if I've gotten through the fic.
Today's "phrase I never want to see in a fic again" is.....(drum-roll please)...."hot tears." Especially "hot tears of shame." If you are writing that phrase into a fic as we speak, I beg you to reconsider.