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Okay. I've reached a point where I shatter under stress. So as a matter of survival, I need defences against stress. And one stress-defence is happy-making things.

So, please, peoples, can you give me recs? Recs for fic, recs for music, recs for novels. Ones which are uplifting, happy, cheering. Maybe even fluffy.

Okay...

Date: 2014-05-10 07:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Original fluff: Hart's Farm

Fanfic fluff: Love Is For Children

Date: 2014-05-10 11:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vilakins
Have you read Alexander McCall Smith's No. Ladies' Detective Agency books? They're light and an engaging look at a different culture, and the main characters are charming and lovable and full of goodness. You need to read them in order though as Precious Ramtotswe's life situation gradually changes.

Date: 2014-05-10 03:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
I have just chewed through 'Thresholds' by Nina Kiriki Hoffman - cheery YA novel. No idea where it is readily available, as I bought my copy online.

As for fic - are there tropes that make you happy? I'm a sucker for accidental dating, animal transformation, and soulbond fics, so I have lots of these bookmarked. Of those, I have a couple of animal transformation ones that I would definitely rec, but would have to find the links for. However, they are crack, through and through. Also, RPF, so I would want to know that you would be comfortable with that too.

Editing to add - my current happy making music is They Might Be Giants 'Here Comes Science' album. In particular, I keep finding myself singing the one that starts "A Meteor is not a star, is not a star at all..." .
Edited Date: 2014-05-10 03:15 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-05-12 04:28 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: crystal mouse, looking straight out at the viewer (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Hmm. Will have to see if I have any cheerful non-RPF soulbond fic marked.

Thing to note with Thresholds, which I forgot - is book one. I have not sourced book 2, but there are many many issues set up in book one that could be followed up on, so I have great hope. It does work well as a stand alone, other than a thirst to know What Else?

And on humorous music - my eldest likes Bernard Bolan's 'An Eclectic Collection', which is about half and half outright funny/somewhat melancholy serious (songs about getting old, and so on. They don't hit my 'that's distressing and stressful' response, but selective listening might be the go. I recommend 'Basingstoke' as a good example of the humour).

Date: 2014-05-12 05:21 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: crystal mouse, looking straight out at the viewer (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Apparently I don't book mark cheery fics much :(

However, there is one fabulous series at http://archiveofourown.org/series/90958 that I love - Avengers movies, where Captain America gets rescued by a woman in a superman outfit, who tells him to call her Kal-El. Bashful/wholesome Steve, surprise!superhero.

Date: 2014-05-10 06:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kalypso
[personal profile] communicator has just reminded me of The Young Visiters, written by Daisy Ashford, a nine-year-old Victorian. If you don't know it, it seems to be available via Gutenberg. Actually, now I think about it, the storyline has tragic elements, but those of us who love it still end up feeling quite cheerful.

Date: 2014-05-11 01:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kalypso
Oh, and have you watched Space Girl recently? That always makes me feel happy.

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