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So, I guess this counts as a meme of sorts. Do you name your technology/kitchen appliances/whatever? And if so, what has a name and what are the names?

Here are mine:
Laptop: Arthur (yes, as in the Inception point man)
iPod: Mark Smeaton (he got beheaded, so this is why it died, isn't it?)
MP3 player: Austria (it makes sense in Hetalia context!)
Kindle: Tris (after a Tamora Pierce character who is a major bookworm)
Coffeepot: Ianto (if you watch Torchwood, this makes sense)
My fic flash drive: Daemon (It's always with me, like a daemon in the His Dark Materials books)

It's half my fandoms in microcosm! It's kind of silly, and also utterly ridiculous, but hey, it's fun.
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Idea to do this nicked from ilovetakahana.

01. My sexual orientation.
02. What I'm really bad at.
03. The one person whose arms I'd like to be in.
04. My best first date.
05. A description of my self-esteem.
06. Who my best friends are.
07. My favorite book.
08. Biggest turn-offs.
09. A description of my best friend.
10. My favorite animal.
11. Someone I miss.
12. The reason behind my last break-up.
13. What I did yesterday.
14. My greatest achievements.
15. My favorite songs right now.
16. A description of my last kiss.
17. What I find attractive.
18. All of the pets I've ever owned.
19. My favorite ice cream flavor.
20. The one place I wish I was right now.
21. The most cruel thing anyone has ever said to me.
22. All of the places I've lived.
23. Qualities that make me more likely to love a person. 24. My future plans.
25. One of my internal conflicts.
26. What I'm doing tomorrow.
27. My life's aspirations.
28. My most embarrassing moment.
29. Two of my insecurities.
30. What I would do if I won the lottery.
31. What I love most about myself.
32. My biggest pet peeves.
33. What musical artists I've seen live.
34. How many kids I would like to have.
35. My idea of a perfect date.
36. What I'm really excellent at.
37. My most traumatic experience.
38. Where I would like to live.
39. The nicest thing anyone's ever said to me.
40. Whether I like where I live now.
41. What I can hear right now.
42. My relationship with my siblings.
43. What's currently worrying me the most.
44. Something I've repeatedly wished for.
45. My relationship with my parents.
46. What I dislike most about myself.
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Jacked from [livejournal.com profile] physicsxmagic, who called it that I would do this. :)

Because why the hell not? )
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I need to get ahold of Good Omens. I do have a PDF on my computer, so I can read that I guess, but PDF reading is tedious as all get out. I should know; I did it recently with Pride and Prejudice as well as several school textbooks. Which won't stop me from seeking free PDFs of my textbooks for this semester; saving money is good, but when reading for fun... My library doesn't have it, though they did have Anansi Boys. I can forgive them a little.

But seriously. I was reading the PDF until I got irritated with the format, and now I desperately want either a hard copy or a Kindle copy - oh, wait, Kindle didn't have it last time I checked. That was why I ended up with American Gods. (I'm noticing a pattern here.) Sigh. And sigh again. At this rate the PDF's looking better and better, to be honest. (And from looking at the cover page on the PDF, with Aziraphale and Crowley, I cannot get the image of Max Brown playing Aziraphale out of my head. He... may not be blond enough, but even so. Help!)

On other topics, I'm writing again. slowly but surely. I've tinkered with the Inception genderbend and the OT3 wedding fic. My plan to set off the start of a new school year right is to spend the weekend (once I've moved) in alternating between immersion in various canons and then writing in them. I may also borrow the freewriting strategy from NCIS' Timothy McGee. If that happens, I do not know what I will come out with and in what fandom, but I'll certainly be nice and share it.

I'm working on chapter 15 of Standing Outside the Fire, and for anyone who actually knows/cares about the Tudors, you'll understand the significance when I say I'm writing my version of late 1.08 into 1.09, also known as the Blackfriars Trial stuff. For those not in the know... This is a milestone. It's a tense situation and it's making me tense when I write it. But I'm enjoying it; as I recently discovered when the sheer level of angst in Supernatural fic had me seeking shelter, court intrigues are apparently my happy place/comfort zone. I'm sure this says something about me, I'm just... not sure what. Also, this fic, which began partly as a fusion between three challenges on the Tudors forum, has now added elements of a fourth in the 1536 arc. Dear God, what am I doing to myself?

Speaking of Supernatural, I need more canon immersion, but... I have a feeling I'm not going to leave Adam in Hell or Gabriel dead. Adam because that's just not fair, can't that kid catch a break? Gabriel... Um. I really, really like him. I probably shouldn't. But I do. (Also he's cute. Speaking of cute, and back to Adam, I remember Jake Abel from the Percy Jackson movie as well... When between his appearances there and in Supernatural did he grow into his face and get cute?) I will need to find out how to have the Winchesters meeting human!Castiel after about three years (in which I think they believed he was dead) without too much freaking melodrama because I don't like melodrama.

Back to things actually written, my X-Men BB is slowly coming along. I'm having trouble getting to Points B and C from A, mostly because I know what happens from C to F (or something like that) but before then is a little murky. My Inception fic doesn't seem to want to do much, but as I said, I'm hoping a movie rewatch and maybe reading some fic because I haven't in a while will get the juices flowing again. My Hetalia fics seem to be stalled, I need to do something about that as well.

The trick is to not kill any of my muses while trying to revive others. Oh, and there will be school and quite possibly an internship as well. This is going to be an interesting time, isn't it? And I'll be 21 this November; drinking age here in the States. I'm not sure I care as drinking is not much of a thing for me, but... Still.

Hey, at least the Phillies are number one in the NL East. :D I may or may not have a bit of a thing for newcomer pitcher Vance Worley. And his adorkable glasses. And the mohawk, which usually I don't like. *ponders*
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First, LJ, what the fuck. Again? Things do seem to be improving though, slowly but surely, which is a good thing overall.

Second. Supernatural, what the fuck. I spend six seasons avoiding you, what the bloody hell is this? Oh, I know what it is. S6 spoilers, and the fact that they vaguely remind me of a certain season 4 plot in Charmed, one that never fails to get my hackles up. Which means, catch-up time, and if I'm right... Well. I don't like when this kind of thing happens, I'm going to do a fix-it attack again.

I didn't need another fandom. Bloody hell. But I've been watching, and I like it. I knew I would, which is why I avoided it. But, I guess with most of my paranormal shows long off the air, it was time I found another one. Or something. Help?

Muses are still not cooperating, except for the X-Men one. I should probably watch episodes 1.08 and 1.09 of The Tudors again, not to mention Inception. But trying to coax out one or two muses without disrupting others is... tricksy. Speaking of X-Men, though, I've been watching the movies again and... Um, why did they only need a babysitter in X2? OK, so a mutant's attacked the President and he could declare all mutants under arrest, but... In X1, the mansion had clearly been infiltrated and the result was that Professor X nearly died. Speaking of him, wouldn't they need someone to keep an eye on him in case his condition changed? Did they call someone and it never came up?

And another thing. The last scene of X1, where Charles and Erik are playing chess. Erik asks if Charles worries about the school coming under attack, and when Charles comes out with that great line about feeling bad for someone who comes to the school looking for trouble... Am I the only one who got the impression he was all but threatening Erik? As if it were Erik he thought would attack? Admittedly, he's a bit justified since Mystique attacked him at the school, but even so... It struck me as odd for some reason.

(I'm overthinking again, aren't I?)

On another, more amusing note, at work on Monday, this kid - five going on fourteen, according to his dad - playing on... I think a Nintendo DS. Anyway, so I ask him what the game is called, it's Penguin something. So I say I've never heard of it, and with a straight face and surprisingly deadpan tone for a kid his age I get "They didn't have this game when you were a kid." My bagger and I looked at each other and then burst out laughing.

I'm twenty. This kind of comment has never been directed at me before. I was vaguely unsettled but mostly amused as all hell. Besides, he's right.
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So, I saw Deathly Hallows 2 last night.

I loved it, is the first thing.
Spoilers! )

I thoroughly enjoyed myself. However... I cried when I got home. It's silly, really, but... It's really over now. I've been to the theme park already, I don't even have that. Harry Potter was one of my two escape routes during some very tough times, and I grew up with him, like a lot of other fans. I began reading the books at nine, and I'll be twenty-one in November.

So I feel like I said good-bye to the last bit of childhood, as well as enjoyed a very good movie. Conflicting emotions abound.


Jul. 1st, 2011 09:56 pm
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Another meme, once again a writing exercise.

So, here goes, nicked from [livejournal.com profile] sour_idealist . Pick one [or more!] of my icons. I will (try my best to) write you at least one sentence of something vaguely resembling fiction based on said icon. I've just gone through and cut down on my userpics so I could have room to add, but there's still a fair few. :) I'll also do your icons if it's a fandom we share.

And there's another I wanted to do, a thirty day one with a list of fanfiction-based questions that I swear someone on my flist had, but I have searched up and down and I cannot find it. This is unfortunate. Sigh. *is irritated*

In other news, I'm on a semi-diet and even though I'm bouncing between a few points on the scale, it does seem to be working. Here's hoping it continues. I really shouldn't have let it go as far as it did, though at least I don't think I hit the unhealthy mark, just the "a little too plump to be good" point. Meh.

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So I just signed up for the X-Men Big Bang. And I am apparently planning a fic which will span about twenty years - well, technically. The plan right now is five parts set in different times, with an epilogue set at the very beginning of X1. (Senate hearing FTW.) So actually almost thirty years including that. I... might be a little crazy.

I'm... kind of looking for a beta. This isn't something I do often - I had a largely irritating experience with the only beta I ever had - but... I'm sort of looking for a copy editor, by which I mean someone to check my grammar and such when I'm done, the sort of thing I did for my high school paper and for various friends' and classmates' college essays. (I may go into business with this, seriously.) 

Ahem. But I digress. I'm less concerned about my technical skills, so I'm looking more for someone who can be a brainstorming buddy than a copy editor, though a second pair of eyes going over my work is not something I'd object to. Anyone interested? I am perfectly happy to return the favor, seriously. It's just that I have all these vague ideas and I really think I need to talk them all out with someone to make them concrete. That strategy has turned out some of my best work to date so far, and I'd like this fic to rank up there too. :)

On a lighter note, because I find this latest meme hilarious, if you were to ship me with another fandom person, who would it be, and why?

Really, this new meme. I don't even.

Also. My cousin's fiancee's bridal shower is tomorrow. Family things, why do I have to go to them? Maybe it will be fun, but I am skeptical. If my cousins can remember I am twenty and no longer seven, thank you very much, there may be progress. Who knows?
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There's a few, honestly, these days. The Memoirs of Cleopatra and The Autobiography of Henry VIII, both by Margaret George. Mademoiselle Boleyn by Robin Maxwell. David Starkey's Six Wives (of Henry VIII). White Oleander by Janet Fitch, for years now.

I love historical fiction, which explains the first three. And Tudor history, which along with the fact that I write Tudor alternate history explains why so much of my repeat reading is set in that era. Cleopatra's fascinating, so I enjoy reading about her world, even fictionalized. Margaret George and Robin Maxwell are also the most skilled historical fiction writers I have ever read, though C.W. Gortner is a close second to them and Philippa Gregory would tie with him if she would stop throwing half the research she does out the damn window.

White Oleander, though... It's just my favorite book of all time. Has been for years, may always be. I'm not even sure what to say about it except read it, even if it's not your usual genre. It's not mine either.
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So, I saw X-Men: First Class on Thursday. And I'm not going to do a full review of the film or anything like that, since I suspect that, like me, a lot of you have seen all I might say on your f-lists already. I will say, however, that it blew X2 and X3 completely out of the water (not at all hard with X3 and its mess they generously called a storyline, but that's another story) and, I confess, I thought it was better than X-Men 1.

Some spoilers below )

In other news, I've been, slowly but steadily, tinkering away on my Tudors and Hetalia fics, and shockingly, my Inception genderbend has actually seen some work in the past few days. I'm hoping this means that my Inception muse will be back soon, though with my X-Men muse apparently having been resurrected after over three years (going by the completion date on my single fic in the fandom), God knows what's going to happen next in my mind.
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Meme from [livejournal.com profile] anatsuno:

Post a comment, and I will reply with one or two reasons why I think you're great. In return, you have to post this same meme on your blog and comment for other people.
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Jacking yet another meme, this time from [livejournal.com profile] ilovetakahana . Pick any of my completed fics and I will write a commentary on it. My masterlist is here, and while I doubt anyone on my flist will go beyond the Inception fics, anything on there is truly fair game. (Though if you pick Handmaid that would... take a while.)

In other news... Working on my reverse bang fic, as well as my Tudors stuff. I know, I know, you guys are waiting on genderbend and wedding fic, but I've kept the Tudor crew waiting even longer while my Inception muses took up all my time. I'm trying to get the muses to agree on joint custody of my mind, but so far... I need a mediator. ;)
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So, I'm home this weekend to work, which technically sucks. Except it doesn't really since I kind of like work. I fight - jokingly - with my coworkers, chat with customers... It has its shitty moments but overall it's not bad. And also I have a job, in this economy this is good.

Being home also means being with my mother and grandmother. Which can be tense when we don't get along, but when we do... Like today, with Mom-Mom and Mom squabbling over "ice cream addiction" and screwing up the channel for the Phillies pre-game. This type of fighting is usually fun, Mom-Mom half-laughing and Mom rolling her eyes. Seriously, the way they are sometimes, I could film them, put it on YouTube, and be a hit. And then they would kill me. So no.

But. This is not why I am spinning. Oh no. i am spinning because of my Phillies. Yesterday, they came up from a 4-2 losing spot in the bottom of the ninth and won 5-4. Today, as of this post, they are winning 8-4. Oh, and Cliff Lee. He is pitching tonight. And how can I not love Cliff Lee, he turned down a serious bonus from the Yankees (Evil Empire) to come back to Philly, and he says he loves it here. Oh, and his eyes are gorgeous, though that's not relevant to his playing. :D Still...

Also I have this, mini-outtake from my OT3 series in which Arthur is a Philly native.
In which Arthur channels my excitement )
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So, did some scholarship apps tonight, so though I got no schoolwork done, I did do something  today. :) Well, technically I did get some work done, but it was in class. I don't like Design very much. It's not the profs, they're fine, I just... I don't want to know how to make a website, I want to be a reporter. Really, people. Required classes, they suck. Not always, but in this case. Also Audio/Visual from last semester sucked the same way. Only worse, because I had asshole groupmates. At least Design is solo work.

I did get some fic work done, though. The next chapter of "Architecture of Your World and Mind" is nearly complete, though unfortunately it's a lot of scene rewriting and not much new stuff. Next chapter begins a lot more scenes that are totally original, which should be fun. I'm also working on an RP scene, which is always fun. For anyone following "A Higher Law", I've not started writing the Arthur/Eames portion, which is next in the queue, but I do know where I'm going with it. I have the song quote for it, which is always a good sign for my writing. :D

On a totally unrelated topic, lots of people have been Tweeting and LJ-posting about recipes. I'm not really a cook. I can make a few basic things, but not anything that requires an actual recipe. Except one thing. Double chocolate chip cookies. Now, the recipe I follow is an online one, it's not mine and I freely admit it, but it's a good one. I made these for Thanksgiving first - with work assistance from my grandmother just to finish more quickly - and then for Christmas. I've been subsequently informed that I should make them for all the holidays. So I figure the recipe's good enough to share - especially since I have the suspicion these things are going to become my personal trademark for family gatherings or something.

I've done this with both chocolate chips and white chocolate chips, and recommend both. Also, adding walnuts - as long as no one has a nut allergy - makes them even better.

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

The only thing I can honestly say I've come up with on my own in terms of food is a grilled cheese and pepperoni sandwich, which is... making a grilled cheese, only with pepperoni. I do advise using Hormel pepperoni and white American cheese, but other than that there's nothing to say about it.
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5 questions meme:

- Comment with the name of any US president, and I'll respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
- Update your journal with the answers to the questions.
- Include this explanation in the post and offer to ask other people questions.

Jacked from [livejournal.com profile] rodlox  again. :)

1. If the Dollhouse'verse and Inception'verse went to war, who would win?: Topher or Ariadne? I've never actually watched Dollhouse, so I wouldn't know.

2. What is your favorite bird? Peregrine falcon

3. What word/name has been the most horribly mispronounced/misspelled ?
Um... Not horrible but rogue misspelled as rouge annoys the hell out of me. Probably because it's common in X-Men fic, where it's a character's name. *glares*

4. How are you so cool? I'm really not.

5. If you had five minutes to advise anyone, anywhere, in all of history - what two people would you advise? (5 per person)
I would tell Anne Boleyn to make herself some friends rather than being an arch bitch to everyone, and once she miscarried the second time, to go to Henry and offer to divorce him. That way she keeps her head. I would also tell Cleopatra to stop obsessing over getting Rome for Caesarion. "He's already your heir, that is really enough and your method will get you all killed." (I may have thought about this one before... *shifts awkwardly*)




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