T'eyla Minh (teylaminh) wrote,
T'eyla Minh

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Something possibly interesting.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to joetimewaster, first of all...

I have a cold, or at least something resembling one. Spent most of yesterday with a sore throat and most of Friday with a cough, and this morning I'm full of snot. Lemsip cold tablets are fairly crap, it seems, but I can't be bothered to go out and get any Benylin Night & Day. At least the Benylin ones actually knock me out when I want to sleep; there's nothing in the Lemsip tablets to make you even slightly drowsy, which kind of sucks. Given that they're "Cold & Flu" relief tablets and they're struggling to cope with my cold, I dread to think what might happen if I did have flu...

Anyway. Paul went out to a party last night and returned about 20 minutes ago and has now popped out to Sainsbury's for stuff. I was meant to do lots of stuff last night, not the least of which was adjusting my choir skirt, but due to feeling generally rubbish I spent all night watching crappy television, and also The Devil Wears Prada, which was interesting to compare to Ugly Betty in some ways... I'll have to hope the cold clears up by Wednesday so I can adjust my skirt then...

This morning / early afternoon I finally got around to putting the washing upstairs to dry (I'm definitely buying Lenor softener again, it's lovely) and randomly decided to look in a box marked "X-Files Stuff - Fic" out of curiosity. Because obviously an old box is much better storage than, say, a folder. Anyway, within said box I discovered my VERY FIRST FANFICTION, and it wasn't even for The X-Files.

My First Ever Fanfic, ladies and gentlmen, was for Red Dwarf and was a very bad parody of A Christmas Carol. I was going to re-type this, but I think it deserves to be immortalised in its original, badly-typed glory (I wrote it on my dad's crappy electronic typewriter), so it's scanned, under the cut.

I did promise a Red Dwarf drabble a while ago, so you can have this instead...


Given that I wrote this when I was 13 or 14 and it's still better than the majority of the dross you find these days, you have to give it some credit. I wrote this before I even knew what fanfiction was, or even that other people did it (I remember that particular discovery being like a Hallelujah chorus...) and I still have no idea why. I suppose it's best not to ask...

Reviews are appreciated. ;)
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