Alright, so my holidays were... interesting. My family is Polish, so we tend to celebrate a big Christmas Eve dinner - 13 courses, no meat, a massive amount of fish, some holy bread before we eat, borscht with mini pierogies, more fish... Great, except for the fish, which I can tolerate but don't like. By tradition now, I tend to eat some sliced baguette, the borscht, wince and down the holy bread as fast as humanly possible and wait or flee till dessert shows itself. Like I have now - everyone is eating some fried fish except for me. I have come upstairs to finally get the last few paragraphs of a fanfic chapter right, and to post over here. My aunt and grandmother are alternately being pushy at each other, at other people, or at me for not eating enough. My aunt is very uptight, rather strict - I always found her house a cold place, emotionally.
My grandmother I just have to put up with her steadily becoming more tipsy and more insistent on favouring me over anyone else. Such as making anyone on my side of the table shove other a few inches so I wouldn't be squished against the corner. She's mentioned this about... five times, tried to suggest it to me when the other chairs were unfilled, and due to me being a stubborn-ass Taurus, she got my back up and practically had me bristling. Also tried to sneak some fish on my plate after I already said I was full and didn't want any - a repeat of last year when she slipped some apple pie on my plate when I wasn't looking, which I then had to put back with many a glower while she pretended to be innocent.
I know, I know - it's petty, but most of our fights start over this kind of thing.
Hanging out with my brother and sister (technically his wife by common law, or his girlfriend that moved in or something) was fun, though, and they tried to make me drink some alcohol. Being 17, I could - but I only ever had two sips of beer and the rich reek of wine ensures I never tried some. Also, beers smells bad, tastes bad and is fizzy - I'll stick to my water. I got a shitload of muse to write yesterday evening and today, so I was a bit of a grump because I needed to write, and to hell with eating, getting some rest or helping out. Of course, I did all three, but sullenly...
Psh, I need some self control with that.
On other, far more awesome news... I have followers! I clicked around some of my favourite blogs to read and stalk, finally decided to follow them, and Holly Ven and Hosozokuri reciprocated! This makes me a very happy Storm, I feel free to inform you. I truly am honoured~ And I am no longer typing to a void of nothingness! Huzzah!
Also, Hoso - if I may shorten your name due to my horrible laziness - your songs are amazing. I seriously listen to them to set mood for my writing, and "Resolve" will randomly enter my head all the time. They're beautiful. <3 "Seeking the Truth" is also epic, and a worthy tribute to the blog.
...Not much else to say. A bit miffed that a very close friend of mine couldn't stay over for the dinner, but she and her mother and grandmother went to Christmas mass. I was hoping, but... it probably wouldn't have happened anyways. I really should work on that fanfic, and then maybe watch some old Beast Wars to feel a rush of nostalgia.