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01 September 2011 @ 11:08 am
no wonder i'm so cranky today.
Current Mood: groggygroggy
I was rereading The Titan's Curse, and caught the blatant Thuke references that I somehow missed before because I was being an idiot. In my defense, the only book I remember is TLO, and all signs of any relationship between the two magically disappeared in there. Consistency, Rick Riordan. I love you, but please.

Well, I sort of fell in love with the whole idea of them all over again. Oh hey, I love you. Too bad you've gone batshit crazy and joined the dark side and I've eternally sworn off men. But no problem, really. Let's make it work.  And because Luke/Annabeth makes my stomach crawl.

Honestly, why else would Luke have chosen reincarnation?

And I just wrote this random Thuke fic that somehow morphed into a Phoebe and Thalia angsting like the eternal teenagers they are thing. I don't even know what I was thinking. Right now it's currently sitting on my laptop and taunting me, I swear.

I'm afraid to post it.
Current Mood: hungryhungry
31 July 2011 @ 10:51 pm
It's been too long, Livejournal. A year? Six months? I don't want to know.

Consider this an update.

1) I finally, finally got a tumblr. And it's quickly becoming addictive. I'm fairly new, so don't expect much when you visit. Any blogs out there I should follow?

2) I got roped into three more major fandoms a while ago and I'm not complaining.

The Hunger Games: 

I'd like to clarify that yes, I was obsessed with them long before the whole movie craze, and that I'm not exactly jumping for joy at the prospect of a film adaptation. But for now, I'm just going to talk about how much I adore the books. It's tragic, raw, extremely violent, and beyond words one of the most addictive series that I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

At times I found myself alternatively loving and hating Katniss with every fiber of my being, because to me she's all that's battered and bruised and burning bright in the world. I admire her resiliency, and how clearly flawed she is. And I adore Peeta for being one of the most misunderstood characters of the fandom, for being the one left behind, for his ability to heal despite the circumstances.

I love love love Finnick and Annie because of obvious reasons. Because of District Four, because of their ability to keep strong and survive in a war-torn world, because of their baby, and because they never truly got the ending that they deserved. Because they are indivisible despite it all.

This can go on forever. I'm sure you get the point by now.

Ships |  Finnick/Annie.  Katniss/Peeta.  Gale/Madge.  Gale/Katniss.  Gale/Johanna.  Prim/Rory.  Haymitch/Maysilee.
Friendships|  Katniss+Gale.  Cinna+Portia.  Finnick+Johanna.  Peeta+Madge+Delly.  Beetee+Wiress.
Close to my heart |  Finnick Odair.  Annie Cresta.  Cinna.  Mags.  Portia.  The Hawthorne Kids.  Madge Undersee.


Percy Jackson and the Olympians:

This is one of those rare instances where the fics are superior to the source material. Blasphemy, I know. But I'm understanding, because I imagine that Riordan writes for the much younger crowd, and because I'm fond of the characters.

First of all, I would like to take a moment to say that my love for Percy Jackson himself exceeds anything that I can possibly say. He's sarcastic and charming and cute and  has a heart of gold. and black hair and green eyes and logan lerman zomg.

And I'd like to say that anyone would be lucky to have a mother like Sally Jackson. That is all.

It was entertaining, and I've always had a penchant for Greek mythology. Some of the fics I've read range from sweet to heartbreaking to steaming hot (if you get what I mean.) I am in it for the amazing authors that I've seen in this fandom.

Ships |  Percy/Annabeth.  Luke/Thalia.  Nico/Rachel.  Percy/Annabeth/Nico.  Silena/Beckendorf.  Sally/Paul.
Friendships |  Percy+Annabeth+Nico.  Percy+Annabeth+Rachel. 
Close to my heart |  Percy Jackson.  Sally Jackson.  Thalia Grace.  Nico DiAngelo.  Hermes.  Hestia.  Zoe Nightshade.  Paul Blofis.


The Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices:

This was an impulse read, really. And once again I find myself loving the characters more than anything else, even though some of them made me want to tear my hair out. But it's creative and addictive and I love it to pieces despite everything.

Confession: I am not a big fan of Jace and Clary.

Yes. You heard it. And yes, I am aware that they are the main characters. I'm probably going to get metaphorical rocks thrown at me for this statement but I'm willing to face the consequences. The momentarily incestuous part of their relationship was the most normal aspect of Jace and Clary. I thought they were dysfunctional and bipolar and too horny and that they took up too much of the book. Sorry.

Yet I somewhat like them together because they are perfect for each other...somehow, someway. Those two crazy, hopeless kids need each other in a way that only they can fully understand.

(Well, that was hypocritical. I hope you're all adequately confused... because honestly, I don't get it either.)

On to a better and brighter subject. I adore Alec Lightwood. He's shy and bookish and has no sense of fashion whatsoever and he's one of the the first gay characters that I've actually read about in any book. A pivotal one, at least. And I admire that so, so much. Plus, I've always liked the name Alec.

I love him for all of the wrong reasons (tall with bottle-blue eyes and dark hair--I imagine Nicholas Hoult) and for all of the right reasons (wearing holey, faded sweaters, giving a new definition to the word fearless, throwing all caution to the wind because of a certain sexy warlock, being an older brother and parabatai and friend, eventually shedding away his vulnerabilities and growing into himself)

And Simon is one of my favorites because even when he becomes a vampire he's real and funny and loyal and distinctly human in a way that the other characters can't even hope to emulate.

Oh, yes. I forgot about The Infernal Devices. I like it, but distinctly less than The Mortal Instruments for reasons unknown. (Probably because I thought Will was an arrogant bastard.) But I stayed because of Henry and Charlotte and Jem. They are love.

Someone needs to write good TMI fanfiction, asap. Dammit, I can't find anything out there.

Ships | Alec/MagnusSimon/Isabelle.  Simon/Clary.  Clary/Jace (on a good day).  Charlotte/Henry.  Camille/Magnus.  Jem/Sophie.
Friendships |  Jace+Simon+Jordan.  Simon+Clary.  Jace+Alec.  Jace+Alec+Isabelle.  Simon+Magnus. 
Close to my heart |  Alec Lightwood.  Simon Lewis.  Isabelle Lightwood.  Max Lightwood.  Magnus Bane.  Jordan Kyle.  Charlotte Branwell.  Jem Carstairs.
3) I'm revamping. I'm in the process of cleaning out my Delicious bookmarks, deciding which ones are worth keeping. Already cleaned out my journal somewhat. I wish I could get rid of my old fics, honestly, because it's just embarrassing to look at. But I'm keeping them out there for sentimentality. 

4) I saw Deathly Hallows Part Dos on opening night. I cried. And laughed at Voldemort. And cried some more. Too many feelings. *sniff*

5) I want to write fic again. Stories that don't make me cringe when I reread them years later.

6) How's everyone else been faring?

I would say so much more, but I'm tired and want to sleep.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
11 November 2010 @ 08:22 pm
i think i'm in way over my head.

my efforts at being a humanitarian/successful student/inciter of jealousy in all people's eyes due to my achievements has left me with basically no social life whatsoever, internet or otherwise.

i've been taking too many courses, volunteering too much (that sounds horrible, i know), getting absolutely no sleep, and basically immersing myself into becoming someone who has mental breakdowns on a daily basis.

and now it's veteran's day and summer feels like it was just yesterday and i feel like life's flashing in front of my eyes too quickly.

i'm going to try and start anew, starting with this handy-dandy sparkly new computer of mine.
hm, new journal layout? check.
spiffy new joseph gordon-levitt mood theme? (yes, i'm not over inception yet) check!

new ideas? not quite yet. but i'm working on it. i feel like writing...

(not-so-subtle hint to ageofglass : hope you feel like writing too. missed you, bb.)

love you all.
Current Mood: restlessrestless
17 August 2010 @ 09:24 pm
I'm going to miss Livejournal. And you guys. And the internet overall.

It almost makes me not want to go.


But here are some awesome ways to pass the time while I'm off gallivanting:

1) Read Ophelia Skinner's (ageofglass ) wonderful amazing brilliant companion to my fic got a tight grip on reality. i'm honored to have her (much better) perspective of my fic.

RIGHT HERE. go on and read/review/love. you know you want to.

2) Count the days until I come back and grace everyone with my presence again. :D


until l see you guys again!

Current Mood: gigglygiggly
Title: got a tight grip on reality (leave me with some proof it's not a dream)
Character(s)/Pairing: Ariadne-centric, Arthur/Ariadne
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 1,671
Summary: She still visits the warehouse, stands outside and studies the frame of the roof against the clear-cut sky, and tries to remember what it was before that kept her rooted in this world.

Disclaimer: DO NOT OWN. (however much I would like to...)
A/N: First Inception fic. (And the first since my 8 month hiatus...oh boy.)

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Current Mood: pensivepensive
03 August 2010 @ 08:12 pm
New fandom means new pairings!

Current obsession: Arthur/Ariadne (aka) The Point Man/The Architect (aka) Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Ellen Page

Along with being wonderful actors in their own right, they're just too darn adorable for their own good.

And my goodness, there's just something about men in tight suits and being all intense and badass that makes my knees weak. Look at this, I'm being pathetically Bella-Swan-swoony. I'm embarrassing myself. BUT, you have to admit, that anti-gravity fight scene was sexy in its own right. 

So I like well-dressed men. Sue me.

somebody stop me. i'm scaring myself.
Current Mood: highhigh
Everyone, prepare yourselves for some major Inception spam/maybe spoilers. Or go and see the movie. It's amazing. I've never seen anything like it. Beautiful cast, beautiful cinematography, just...took my breath away.

Haters, just don't say anything. You can't convince me that it wasn't great. Cryptic ending or not, I love movies that amaze/confuse me at the same time. I think I spent a good amount of the movie with my eyes popping out of my head. Which is embarrassing. But somehow, I don't care.

(...and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a suit acting all badass does horrible things to my mental stability...)

I love it.
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Goodness, it's been a while since I've had the chance to just...type on the computer like this. It's probably due to a coupling of my extreme procrastination problems and my need to write without interruptions (moments that come far too rarely for me.)

Life...has been good. I spent the better part of this year questioning whether I could be considered a writer at all. The effects of fanfiction's negative connotations, perhaps. And there's that dreadful self-confidence issue I've been working on too. It's been hard, convincing myself that I've at least improved a bit over time.

This year...I went and really looked at myself. It's been a year of contemplation, personal goals, relieving pressure from others and the like. I'm glad that I had the chance to take a break from the writing and ranting and all, but I never realized how much I actually missed it until I'm actually doing it. Right now.

I do have my moments though. Sometimes, maybe after seeing a picture, a phrase, or a story, I get this inspiration in my head, a sentence to use in a fanfic about so-and-so. I'm in the writing buzz, and there's no chance to actually act on it until it's too late. Life just happens to get in the way. :)

But so many lost ideas! It's a shame, really.


On my "fanfiction" email account, I keep a draft of an email and never send it to myself. It's full of quotes, phrases, things that I used to jot down to save for later. To write about. I think it's about time to open that up and take a look.

I've missed this. Really, I do.

I'm going to try and make the most of the rest of the summer, before the dreaded semester starts again. Hopefully, Life won't interfere as much anymore.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative