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Happy Birthday to elisi
! I hope you have a wonderful day.
Why didn't anyone tell me there is a legit ST:TNG crossover with Doctor Who? (Well at least as legit as the X-Men/Next Gen crossover was, so it is actually legally sanctioned by both parent companies and is actually licensed rather than a fan comic) It's going to take AGES to get a hold of all of the parts. Especially since I am BROKE.
Curious parties can find more info here
. At least the art doesn't look too bad from the cover and the story sounds interesting. My main gauge for these things is if fandom has done a better job.
Next assignment for everyone is to make SuperWhoLock a reality.
Of all the groups I play around in, if any were to be hit by a cease and desist letter, I wouldn't think it would be the online knitting social network
. I mean I realize that Ravelypics and Olympic Games might get confused. I mean one contains great feats of athletic prowess. The other contains prowess pertaining to yarn. Of course as a member of a group that denigrates the gallant athletes, I probably don't understand how insulting I am to all the actual sponsors like Dow Chemical, Coca-Cola and P&G. I mean my knitted socks with an ring pattern might impede theirs sales. The horror.
The best part, the USOC 'apologized'
for the letter and asked us to make them free stuff to sell give away to athletes.
The moral: when a group of people claim to be over 2 million strong, that is not income potential. That is a group of people you may not want to belittle and piss off. *waves her dpns in defiance*
I should totally be avoiding a time suck like this, but I am helpless in the face of Yukio's adorkableness and angst.angelfirenze
come play with me!!! Does not matter what character, it's like a free for all with the indie players. It'll be good practice. Just make a character blog and come play!!
I saw something under a bench. I thought, 'That can't be what I think it is.' Sadly I was wrong. Tell me, what kind of a person leaves a used tampon under a bench in a fitting room. OMGWTFIHATEPEOPLE!!!!
While I'm bitching about work, let me say you should all be proud I didn't smack a bitch today. I had a woman wearing a shirt which proudly proclaimed, 'Don't spread my wealth. Spread my work ethic.' Woman was entitled as all fuck. Questioned everything I did like I had the brains of a toddler. I wanted to ask her how she and her work ethic had time to shop when I am working one of two jobs so I can afford rising bills.
Okay so I really just wanted to say 'Fuck You!'
Today at work I had a customer ask me how my grandchildren were. When I managed to squeak out that I was only 35
she gave a a skeptical look. I quit at life. Seriously. *weeps*
There isn't that much fucking gray in my hair dammit!!!
In other news, I need people to talk me out of starting a independent rp tumblr. Because I'm already writing head canon. angelfirenze
I miss rp-ing sooo bad. Why? Why does real life have to thwart us? Sirius needs to give James his quiche!!!!
The good: I got the part time job I was interviewing for, barring irreconcilable differences. I am praying that these do not occur because I would be sad. This means less free time but also means more money, so yay!
The bad: My car is still cranky, but has yet to explode. So my extra money will be syphoned off to save for a new one. Well that and my damn loans that have had the payments spike up. I love how all the damn payments go up at once.
This means that I am not going to see The Avengers
for a while, so I am spoiling myself and finding other distractions.
Which leads me to the Dorky: Tom Hiddleston (Loki in the Avengers movie) doing an impromptu speech from Henry V
Why can't we have Shakespeare presented like this in schools here in the states rather than the dry belabored presentations most of us got. I count myself lucky that my Shakespeare teacher in high school was passionate about the subject that she found material to get us excited. She got a room full of teenagers to sit rapt through a black and white movie with subtitles when she showed us Throne of Blood
. (Which is awesome by the way, and if you haven't seen it and you like 'the Scottish Play' you should check it out.)
I know, I'm preaching the the choir here. I'll get off my soapbox now. TTFN, folks. Wish me luck on the new job.
Leaving town tomorrow to go up and visit my nephew (oh and my brother and his wife) for the nephew's birthday. I shall be leaving the laptop at home and just taking the Nook Tablet (best taxmas present EVER) so I will be able to check in, but not reply. I should be back Sunday.
Holler if there's anything interesting going on.
Happy Birthday to angelfirenze
! I hope your day goes well.
I was going to send you a quiche, but Sirius stole it to give to James. *giggles*
Here is more of the story. Also, if you happened to read the first part, you may want to check back as there were some changes made. I have also realized it is only a matter of time before I get a paid account because I need Rin and Yukio icons dammit.
Title: Colossus (Blue Exorcist/ Angel: the Series crossover)
Spoilers: All of A:tS, not comic compliant. All of the Blue Exorcist anime
Disclaimer: I don't own it. Joss and others own Angel. Kazue Kato and others own Blue Exorcist
Summery: They had been running for so long, and both longed for a place to rest, if only for a short while.
Chapter 3: Embrace
Yukio awoke slowly.
As he came to awareness, his surrounding slowly began to filter into his brain. He heard the familiar murmur of morning prayers in the background, nearly covered by the much closer rumble of his brother's snores. His brow furrowed slightly, because he knew something about the situation was wrong, but he couldn't quite make his brain work enough to figure it out.
Rin's snorted, murmuring in his sleep, and something shifted against Yukio, making him aware that something, or rather someone, leaning against him. Yukio pried his eyelids open, surprised at how difficult that task was, and saw a familiar mop of shaggy dark hair in his peripheral vision. Rin was leaning against him for some reason. He frowned as he became aware of dampness on his shoulder. Rin was also drooling. Now if Yukio could just figure out why Rin was leaning against him. He concentrated, trying to wrangle his muzzy brain into some semblance of order.
Then, with a jolt, it came back to him.
The realization that the Order would move against them, the decision to leave. The final visit to the Monastery and the Brothers. The letters left by their Father and the revelations in them. It all rushed back into his mind, leaving him dazed.
The fact that it seemed to be much la...
I saw this on kita0610
's LJ, and I decided to do my own. Feel free to discuss, reblog or add your own list in the comments.
My Favorite Female Fictional Characters (in no particular order)
1. Lessa (Dragonriders of Pern
2. Menolly (Dragonriders of Pern, Harper Hall Trilogy
3. CJ Cregg (The West Wing
4. Donna Moss (The West Wing
5. Olivier Mira Armstrong (Fullmetal Alchemist
6. Izumi Curtis (Fullmetal Alchemist
7. Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist
8. Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist
9. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer
10. Faith (Buffy the Vampire Slayer
11. Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek Voyager
12. Seven of Nine (Star Trek Voyager
13. Yuko Ichihara (XxxHolic & Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle
14. Tashiko Sato (Torchwood
15. River Tam (Firefly
16. Zoe Washburn (Firefly
17. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter
18. Molly Weasley (Harry Potter
19. Shura Kurigakure (Blue Exorcist
20. Helva (The Ship Who Sang
Also, in the interest of adding discusion (and because I see my brother in a month)
My Favorite Fictional Siblings, in no particular order
1. Edward and Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist
2. Simon and River Tam (Firefly
3. Yukio and Rin Okumura (Blue Exorcist
4. Fred and George Weasley (Harry Potter
5. F'lar and F'nor (Dragonriders of Pern
6. Hikaru and Kaoru Hitachiin (Ouran High School Host Club
7. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie (The Chronicles of Narnia
8. Buffy and Dawn Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer
So I heard this on the Knit 1 Geek 2
podcast, and I thought all of my geeky friends would appreciate it.
So basically there is a group called Arc Attack that among its other geeky hobbies, makes music with tesla coils
. If you don't know what a tesla coil is and you don't want to follow the wiki link, basically it makes lightning. Arc Attack takes tesla coils and a faraday cage
to make music. It is really freaking cool.
Here is an example where Adam Savage from Mythbusters
being serenaded by a tesla coil version of the Dr. Who theme.
I love living in the future.
So I can't remember exactly WHAT the dream was about, I just know it had something to do with FMA, and that at one point it ended with my inner troll declaring 'Hey, that character can't transmute without a circle!!!' Sad thing is, I can't even remember who the offending character was.
Also of note, I'm in the process of setting up an AO3 account, because I need a place besides here and TTH to display my fanfic, and frankly The Pit scares me.
I should have been cleaning today. I should have been knitting today. I should have done my taxes today. Instead I had a tiny plot bunny this morning while trying to sip my coffee and wake up. So I wrote, a lot.
So I submit to you the fruits of that labor. I would love a little input, even though you aren't familiar with the fandoms, if you have a bit of spare time. I am looking for concrit of the style and flow as well as the plot itself. angelfirenze
specifically, if you could read the last scene and tell me if I am having the same problem I had with Ed and Al during the RP I would greatly appreciate it.
So the basis of Ao No Exorcist
or Blue Exorcist
is that there are two mirror worlds, Assaih, the world of humans and Gehanna, the world of demons. The two worlds are not supposed to cross, but demons can break into Assaih by possessing objects or people in Assaih. The Order if the True Cross, or Exorcists, exist to protect humans from these demons. The head of all these demons is Satan (I know), but normally he is so powerful he can't actually possess a human. However he was able to sire two children with a human woman, Rin and Yukio Okumura. The twins were raised by a Priest/ Exorcist, Shiro Fujimoto. Rin was thought to be the only twin to inherit Satan's actual powers, but those powers were sealed away in a demon slaying sword. Rin's powers begin to awaken, and Shiro is possessed by Satan who is trying to drag Rin to Gehenna. Rin escapes and asks to become an exorcist.
That, left a whole shit load of stuff out. Seriously. Go here to the Blue Exorcist
page for more information. Otherwise, just know that this story follows the anime, which as is often the case, is ...
On days like we are having here (cold, damp and rainy) I desperately wish I had a kotatsu
. While I do not thing it would be nearly as romantic as it is shown in anime, the idea of a table with a blanket and heater built in seems awesome. Actually the idea of any furniture with a blanket and heater built in seems pretty cool.
I HATE being cold.
Like usual, Dox arrives late to the party.
So I happened upon these things called Mameshiba
while watching various shows online and at first I was smitten by how damn cute they were. Seriously, I was rooting for commercials because I wanted the cute. Then I figured, anything that cute had to hit it off with anime fandom so I Wiki-ed them and found their official site and what they are actually supposed to be.
Apparently they are "not quite a bean and not quite a dog but rather a hybrid of both. They appear out of nowhere to offer random bits of trivia whether you asked for it or not." So I watched some of the little shorts (seriously 30 seconds each) and giggled like a loon as the reason for that phrasing became clear. The trivia is often slightly warped (and sometimes factually shaky) and often comes when the person would least want to hear warped trivia. How warped, you ask. Well today I learned that a koala's appendix is 2 meters long...from a jellybean...that was about to be eaten.
So anyone who wants to giggle, or just squeak at the cute, check out the Mameshiba
website. If you don't want to hear the trivia, just avoid the videos section.
How can I not react to the news that, Benedict Cumberbatch who is playing Sherlock Holmes in the BBC's Sherlock
as well as playing Smaug the Dragon in The Hobbit shall be cast as the villain in the newest JJ Abrams Star Trek flick.
Now I have not seen the first 'New' Trek movie since I generally resented the fact that they needed to revamp the franchise in the first place. Yes, the original was kind of cheesy, but it was damn fine cheese damn it. Thus I decided that no good Abrams character wasn't getting any of my money darn it.
So now that the 'sequel' is in the news I have heard more about the original Abrams flick and have been informed that the 'revamp' is actually more of an AU. So the series and universe I grew up with exists entirely seperate from JJ Abrams new universe. Now I am suddenly intrigued.
So now that I am kind of intrigued about the whole AU aspect, I might actually have to take a look at this movie. I might also have to take a look at it's sequel since, damn it Benedict Cumberbatch has that whole dorky attractiveness I sometimes fancy. Add to it the fact my inner Star Trek
nerd to be specific is busy flailing over the fact that Data used to cosplay (seriously, they were totally cosplaying) Sherlock Holmes on the holodeck, and now the guy who is cosplaying playing portraying Sherlock Holmes is cosplaying playing portraying the villain in Star Trek
. My inner nerd girl is doing flappy hands of geeker joy. Of course it could be that only my inner nerd girl can make this kind of convoluted association.
Anywaythat is what is keeping me up this late at night. At least it is good news. Oh and the fact I mainlined the last 20 chapters of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles
and I needed time to process that trippy shit. My summery of the ending so far, Watan...
Only not really since I ended up only doing two of the things on my list. Sadly the socks never came to fruition. This makes more sense when you realize I finally finished the gloves that matched the scarf I finished yesterday about two hours ago.
If I ever plan on doing this again, remind me to start in March.
Oh well, I get to see Bugaboo in a few hours.
So did I miss anything exciting while I was furiously knitting?
So I'll post about FMA instead.
This is a tumblr link, but I am posting because hell yes this woman changed my world. Arakawa-sensei how are you so awesome?
I do agree with the fact she bears a great resemblance to Paku Romi who plays Ed in the Japanese. (Hell even if it was Ms Paku, she would be a life changer since I heard the sub long before I ever heard it in English).
With yarn in your hands.
In case anyone was wondering, I have been maintaining radio silence due to the fact I have decided that I am going to be doing hard core Christmas knitting this year. While this is nice because it lets me justify buying fancy yarn to play with, it also means I have a lot of shit (gloves, two scarves, two pairs of fancy socks) to pound out with just eight short weeks to do it. (That's right kids, it's eight weeks until Christmas...have fun). Unfortunately, the next eight weeks also happen to be the busiest of the year at my job.
So if I am not working, or doing chores, I have yarn in my hands right now. So unless I have something incredibly interesting to say, or it is too early for me to knit without dropping a row of stitches, I am probably going to be kind of quiet until my needles are no longer smoking. Feel free to mock my yarnish ambitions at any time.
So anyone have any good podcasts or books on tape they would recommend for listening while I am working on the pressies.
So in FMA fandom, today is 'Don't Forget' day, the day when Edward and Alphonse Elric started out on their journey. Their first step in this journey consisted of burning their house to the ground so that they had no home to return to. They could only move forward.
So in honor of that momentous day, I wanted to do a little post to try and sucker convince people to take a chance on either the show or the manga. As usual I am going to be focusing on Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood rather than the first anime, because that version of the anime, as well as the manga speak to me more than the first anime does. Which doesn't mean the first one is bad, just that I empathize with Brotherhood more.
Rather yammer on and on about the show, I am going to show people vids by people who are far more talented than I am, and let the pictures do the talking. I'm going to hide most of these behind a cut, but this first one I wanted to post outside the cut to try and entice you to come into the post and see more pretty.
This video is by Vinurify, it is called "We're Empty" and it is beautiful. If you watch nothing else here, watch this vid. Seriously. It takes scenes from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and the movie based on the first anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa and creates something that speaks to the heart of both shows.
So first we have a fan made trailer by Vinurify, which she titles "Keep Going" (like all trailers, it is spoilery and not at the same time)
Next two trailers by Mindscaper, which do a good job of capturing the emotions of the story (and also have dialogue in English)
For some reason this starts really quiet:
I actually like this one a little better.
Finally Liisalisa has a great trailer she calls 'The Final Stand'
So there is the evidence that this is one of the best shows out there. Okay, maybe this won't convince...
I'm on page ten and I just now managed to actually get them into the same area as each other. Long story is LONG. I'm having a blast writing it, though.
ETA 9/27: Page 17 and they may actually have a chance to speak to each other, which was actually the whole point of the prompt, you know.