For those of you wondering where I've been, I joined a gym last week and have been doing lots of planning for the trip and working to fund it. I'll probably have a bit more time to hang around on LJ when I get back. If there's anything I've mised (which is entirely likely), drop a link in comments.
I've also posted a ton of recs over at buffyversetop5 . Go browse for the best fandom contributions of 2008. When I get back I'll post a masterlist of links to each rec thread I did.
Hope you're all well!