There was an interesting discussion on weight on the Girls Own list a couple
of weeks ago (yes, I'm behind and just working on catching up!) and it
triggered some thoughts. According to all the BMI charts, I am firmly in the
middle of the healthy range. According to the list of recommended weights
for heights in the 1930s posted by one member, my weight is just right for
Yet according to friends and magazines I am firmly in the plump, verging on
overweight category. If I lose the half stone that I always vaguely think
that I should then I will end up at the bottom end of the healthy BMI but I
still wouldn't be in the slim and gorgeous category according to friends and
Is it any wonder that so many women end up with eating disorders and the
like when some of the biggest influences in their lives say that what
doctors consider healthy is actually overweight?
In other thoughts: I am about half way there with my femslash08
fic and I only started it a week ago. If I continue at this rate then I
should have it done by the weekend giving me two weeks to re-write, beta
and edit. Despite everything else going on at the moment, I seem to be much
more organised about it this year than I was last year. Phew!
I have banned myself from writing Donna the Time Lord fic until it's done
It is probably rather late to write any kind of message to the unlucky soul
who got me in the ficathon but...
Dear lovely femslash08
You can rest assured that I really do want any of the fandoms and pairings
that I listed and I will not try to steer you one way or another. The only
things that I'm not wild about in a fic are tragic endings and extreme kink.
I quite like lots of plot but can quite happily enjoy pure fluff if it's
done well. Any rating is fine by me, any setting.
Hopefully I haven't just killed your fic totally :-)
Your grateful recipient