recrudescence: (merry)
posted by [personal profile] recrudescence at 02:58pm on 26/12/2007 under ,
On a happier note, OMG YULETIIIIDE!

I've been watching from the sidelines the past few years, but this is my first time participating and I really regret not doing it sooner.

My Santa brought me David Eddings fic. *grins* Ninth grade, my English teacher had everyone in the class pick a fantasy book to read. I kind of turned my snooty little nose up at that because I was into mythology, not cheap sword-and-sorcery imitations. So I picked up an Eddings books by chance, because the man happened to be next to my boyfriend Umberto Eco on the library shelf, and lo and behold! It was a fantasy series about a kid my age, not some porny-muscular 2D warrior I couldn't care less about.

So for the next year and a half or so, before I grew up and realized David Eddings is kind of a jerk who essentially wrote the same book twelve times, I was all over the Belgariad, then the Mallorean. I think I had a crush on Polgara, I drew fanart during summer vacation in the lined notebooks I was supposed to be using for homework, and I made my brother read both series too. We did things like draw horrible comics and debate the pronunciation of Ctuchik.

Lousy With Politics reminds me of why I fell into that obsession. It follows the path of a much younger Silk, still learning the ropes of what will eventually make him the person he becomes when the series starts off. There are so many characters I'd forgotten about that get woven in effortlessly and make me want to reread a few things. And have I mentioned that this is the first decent Belgariad fic I've come across, ever? That said, Secret Santa, you pretty much rule.

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