Sunday, January 1, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

This concludes the 2016 Advent Calendar--not to mention 2016. :-)

The Advent Calendar is just a little Thank You to readers. It's a month of free...nice stuff because I appreciate, well, YOU. But this year's calendar was especially meaningful because of the contribution of so many others. So I want to take a moment to thank everyone who contributed art or stories or mixed media. Thank you so much to Johanna Ollila, Catherine Dair, Meg Perry, Haldis, Steve Leonard, Calathea, Andy Slayde and Ali Wilde, Karan Kapszuikiewicz...and please, please don't let me have forgotten anyone because all of you together made this the best Advent Calendar ever.

I also want to thank you readers for your own participation. I know a certain amount of humoring the author goes on here. :-)  If no one read or commented, the calendar would have ceased the first year, so those of you who participate can also take some credit for the success of this calendar.

Happy New Year to each and every one of you. 2017 is going to be a challenging year. We've read the entrails and that is already clear. (DON'T ASK -- JUST TAKE MY WORD) But that's okay. That's how life is. There are no guarantees. No promises. AND INSURANCE IS PROVIDED BY CORPORATE ENTITIES WHO DROP YOU IF YOU MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST ALL THAT MONEY YOU'VE KICKED IN. Life is tough. You have to be tough to survive. Especially when you know that no one gets out alive. ;-) I don't know about you, but I find that kind of exhilarating.

May this year be the year you've been waiting for. Because, let's face it, to some extent we all wait for THAT. So let this year bring you that as well as many other happy surprises.

Here's to 2017, my dears. God bless us every one.


28 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing this. Happy New Year to you as well.

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  2. Happy New Year to you, your family, and all the Fanyons!

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    1. Thanks to everyone's participation in the AC, I have a very fond feeling for 2016.

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  3. I think of this site as a light in the darkness, like a laser pointer on the wall, or a shiny, crinkly mylar toy, or catnip...
    And why are you reading entrails? I usually just eat them.
    Thank you, you're welcome, and Happy New Year.
    Time to make great Adventures happen.....or better yet, take a nap.

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  4. This is always a great Advent Calendar, lots of great additions from the fandom
    Thanks, and good wishes for 2017

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  5. I look forward to the codas every year. Thank you for brightening the season (and for giving us just a little more of the characters). <3

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  6. Happy New Year to you and yours, Josh. <3 Thank you for this advent calendar every year. Now, here's looking forward to new Lanyon and the new year!

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    1. Thank YOU for participating, Karan. Both in your AC entry and your faithful reading and commenting.

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  7. I love the Advent Calendar and look forward to it every year. There is also a lot of reader humoring that goes on here and for that, I thank you. <3

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  8. Thank YOU for all your generosity and for keeping this lovely, lovely tradition alive, Josh. I'm about to end my very first day of the new year by climbing bed with Adrien and Jake — a pleasurable Holiday novella reread is in order. :-)

    Happy, Happy New year, everyone!

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    1. Thanks so much, Johanna. You contributed so much this year!

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  9. Whose entrails are you reading, Josh? I know whose I'd like to read. I especially enjoyed this year's Advent Calendar because it coincided with "So This is Christmas" (which I read in a single gulp). 2017 will come and it will bring whatever it has planned for us and we can but endure. But thanks for making the journey a little more pleasant.

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    1. Aww. Thank you, Ruby2.

      There's not shortage of people who would make good entrail providers, is there? ;-D

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  10. Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope it's happy, healthy, and gives you all you wish for. :)

    Thanks again so much for the very enjoyable Advent Calendar. It was especially so much fun seeing other fans creative works too.

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  11. Thank you for the Advent Calendar! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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  12. I would like to know more about the entrails. For example I am not sure, if turkey entrails are that meaningful.

    I love the Advent Calendar, it gave me every day a wonderful gift and the feeling of warmth and friendship.

    Happy New Year for you all!

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    1. I can't help feeling like red meat would carry more weight, but maybe that's not fair. ;-D

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  13. Happy New Year to you too!! And thank you for your generosity doing all these things for fans :)
    I've read "So this is Christmas" on New Year's day and I'm thrilled about that. Thank you for give us a bit more of Adrien and Jake.

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  14. Per usual, it was one amazing Advent calendar. So many codas, songs, poems and beautiful drawings. It was a real treat!!! Thank you all!

    goge

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    1. I honestly think it was the best one ever!

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