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21 June 2011 @ 05:24 pm

The real question is: will I actually have the nerves to get through it? I'm so bad at survival horror. This is because I respect the fact that I have no practical skills and would be one of the first to die in a zombie apocalypse. 

(Okay, maybe the real question here is "how long is it going to take for me to cave in and buy a 3DS?")

Using a new badass Jill icon in honor of this. 
06 March 2011 @ 01:19 pm
There's no cookies, but it looks like a lot of fun.
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Come and join us at the [info]fantasybigbang
It's 10k words of original fantasy fic, or a mix/pretty picture based on someone else's fic.

If anyone's up to it, I could really, really use a beta for a plot/dialogue and idea-bouncing. I would gladly return the service.

(Lowdown: my story's about a Victorian woman, her wayward poet-husband, and an eerie seashore. It has way too many adjectives and way too little plot and dialogue.)
12 January 2011 @ 03:21 pm
Okay, f-list (and random people passing by). I have a four-day weekend and notecards to do. You know what this means.


Can anyone offer me manga recs? I haven't gobbled up anything in months, and I miss that feeling. D: I want something I can read all at one online, something gripping and maybe shoujo-tastic (Hot Gimmick, Nana, High School Debut, something like that).

Ah, heck, I'll open this up to books/music/anime/drama recs, too. I don't care what it is, although I'd prefer something finished. If it's not finished but amazing, you can rec it anyway.
in my heart: restlessrestless
06 December 2010 @ 10:58 pm
I am having a minor freak out.

Like, seriously. I happened to be on LJ at the time, which leads to this - an if-you've-ever-been-here-can-you-please-help???(/whiny) post.


No, like, seriously, GONE. I decided to update my iPod real quick before bed, and ALL MY MUSIC IS GONE (but the two CDs I burned to it a few days ago).



I don't know how I'm going to sleep now.

I guess I'll have to call iTunes tomorrow or Wednesday. This is not cool. That's a lot of money, kthxbai.

This is why I hate technology (and Apple). They're totally glitchy and they just try to screw you, but it's so hard to resist the shiiiiny. I am a stupid, stupid woman.


///EDIT 2/1/10:///  I'm pleased to announce that I've figured out how to (slowly and somewhat annoyingly) get my library back!!!!! I just have to type the name of a specific artist or song into the search bar. I can't figure out where these files live (probably because, as established, I'm stupid at computers) but that's okay!
in my ears: NONE
05 October 2010 @ 05:08 pm

Title: Love is a Menace
Fandom: Naruto
Subject: Team 7 and the rift
Warnings: None, really. 
Notes: SasuNaru in all its angsty glory, plus Sakura finding herself (implied SasuSaku, at least past), PLUS two bonus!songs - one for Kakashi, and one for Sai. I've enjoyed a renewed love of Naruto lately, and this is my way of exploring what I think are the most interesting dynamics of the show: those within Team Seven. :) Comments on song choice, art, and whatever else are appreciated.

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in my ears: bloodsport - sneaker pimps
30 September 2010 @ 05:49 pm
BLEACH I LOVE YOU AGAIN. (In case you haven't noticed, we have an on-and-off relationship.)

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The end is such a cliffie - dun dun dun.

Also, for my f-list who hasn't seen it, I'm doing that A-Z Drabble Meme that's been going around. If you want to check it out and make a request, go for it!
in my heart: creativecreative
22 September 2010 @ 05:55 pm
So I currently have a cold. Feared I was going deaf today from earbud overusage, but it's just the cold. I'm also easily out of breath. Probs because I can't breathe out of my nose. Nonetheless, I must get through this because I have to write a short-ish paper tonight.

On to fandom stuff. A few notes.

- I started Soul Eater, which I know some of my flist has seen. This series is so weird. It gripped me immediately because of MAKA and Soul and Maka's father, but the canon is so cracked and the universe is so slippery that I would probably not be that intrigued but for the crazy people. Thoughts on this series?

- I've also started Torchwood. I like it all right, but it's very episodic and I'm not really setting aside time for it at the moment. I hear it gets much, much better later, but I think I'll have to set aside a chunk of time before I can get into the good stuff.

- Naruto is really annoying me with its boringness. At least Bleach is getting better! But I'm not going to be happy, per se, until either Hiyori and/or Orihime jumps back into the plot. The Ichigo/Shirosaki ho-yay last chapter kind of made up for it, though.

- Mad Men is already on its eleventh ep! This is so upsetting. I think the show definitely declined during S2 - S3 wasn't just a lull, although S4 has been a lot more eventful, I think. I did really enjoy 'The Rejected', 'The Crysanthemum and the Sword', and 'The Suitcase', so hopefully these last eps will blow me away. I turned my friend on to this series, though. :) And she's actually a fellow Pete lover - yay!

- I've had a huge fandom resurgence lately, mostly in Naruto. Say what you will about the characterization (I will rant about Sakura's Character Derailment all day long), but at least it has solid worldbuilding (Soul Eater, I'm glaring at you right now). Scarlet Scroll is still atypical SilverShine goodness, and this other KakaSaku I'm reading called The Will of Fire is also really entertaining. Both are grittier, Danzou-regime AU fic. If you're not a KakaSaku or ship type, The Girl From Whirlpool is an amazing gen/prequel. It's been a long time since I could get swept up in long, dramatic fanfic, so this is GOOD. Something to do during my uber-dull Psych class.

- Community tomorrow. Ilu, Alison Brie and Joel McHale. Your show is adorable. (Also, I think I'm seeing a pattern in my ships right now. PROBLEM.)

- Lastly, I've got my NaNoWriMo novel planned out! Intricately planned out. It's going to be a KakaSaku (SilverShine's fanfiction's fault; before it I shipped NaruSaku like a normal person) and I'm very excited. I know I'll be able to finish this year because it's not just planned out, it's intricately planned out. I'm thinking of finding a beta reader, but I'm in no hurry. I still have to write the whole thing first...
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17 September 2010 @ 08:43 pm
A list of mood music/playlists that I listen to for fic. Some are older. Newer will be added where applicable. 

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in my ears: Dirty Knife - Neko Case
22 July 2010 @ 11:04 pm

title: Temptation Waits
subject: Balthier/Fran
fandom: Final Fantasy XII
notes: Because they're badass sky pirates and bff. Also, no downloads available. Alas. (Minor note: please ignore some spelling mistakes... I'm too lazy to go and fix them in photoshop.)


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in my heart: tiredtired
in my ears: Golmore Jungle - FFXII OST
22 July 2010 @ 07:35 pm

I'm clearly overanalyzing... but... I love this show so much! And the things that MW has to say about his influences (and Pete!) are extremely fascinating to me. So this will serve as an archival of why I love Mad Men: because the creator and actors can give complex, awesome interviews like these.

Definitely a WIP, like my recs page. Man. My lj's getting boring.

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Matt Weiner

- on S2, history in the show, fan interpretations, and everything else 
- on different bits of S2
- on his influences, gender roles, the show, and himself
  - Rolling Stone article (andpictures)

Jon Hamm

- [video] on breaking an old lady's chairs

Elisabeth Moss

- on S2, Pete, The Epic Scene, appearing on SNL, and her play

Vincent Kartheiser

- gets insulted on a regular basis, likes Pete, is an (awesome) weirdo

Christina Hendricks

 - seems totally awesome

Also, this made me giggle (and now I'm really tempted to buy overpriced soda!