And in this last round, we said farewell to Melian, Jack Harkness, Brynden "The Blackfish" Tully and Jaime Lannister! You fought well, friends, but now we are down to the wire - and the real champion is only two rounds away!

So off we go, with two big matches...

doctor vs. elf-master )

And the second match:

lady knight and sir golden )

GO ON, GUYS. MAKE ME PROUD.
Last match of the four brackets - we're getting near the end! Next match I'll start doing summaries. Maybe. If I get less lazy.

So this round, farewell to Caranthir, Galadriel, Castiel, Sherlock Holmes, Oberyn Martell, Arya Stark, Loras Tyrell, and Sandor Clegane. Good game, folks.

DON'T WANNA RAICHU A LOVE SONG )

[Poll #1718011]
ROUND THREE, and we say goodbye to Finrod, Curufin, Maedhros (not a single vote!), Fingon, Azula, Light Yagami, Martha Jones, Dean Winchester, Robb Stark, Jon Snow, Edmure Tully, Brandon Stark, Olenna Redwyne-Tyrell, Petyr Baelish, Garlan Tyrell, and Cersei Lannister. Alas! Sleep with the fishes.

I don't think I need to reiterate the instructions at this point? VOTE VOTE VOTE FOR THE WINNERS.

BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP DON'T LET ME DOWN )

[Poll #1717198]

[Poll #1717199]

[Poll #1717200]

[Poll #1717201]
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] closetospring at SIGNAL BOOSTING EVERYWHERE
so, the new york times covered a story in which an 11-year-old girl was gang raped (POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING for the link). an awful story, made even more awful by the fact that they repeated claims that she brought it on herself by the way she was dressed. repeated them. as fact. no critical commentary.

ummm yeah no.

I'm gonna be writing a letter to the new york times. here's their contact information:
http://www.nytimes.com/membercenter/emailus.html to use a form to email them

letters@nytimes.com if you want it to be published as a letter to the editor — include your name, address, and telephone number.

if you want to contact the author of the article directly, click on the article and then click on the author’s name.

If you're on tumblr and want to reblog, I posted this here.

There's also a Change.org petition.

So I try not to make a habit of reposting things. But this - disgusts me. Honestly, truly, disgusts me.

I just...can't. I would be inclined to describe in vicious detail the things I'd like to do to the perpretrators of this sort of thing, but - I sincerely got nothing. Just...fuck.

Yeah.
All right! Next round of the party (tourney?). Say farewell and mourn (or don't) for Maglor, Maeglin, Ambarussa, Celegorm, Fingolfin, Turin, Aredhel, Thingol, Dexter Morgan, Sam Winchester, Brian Moser, L, Katara, Deb Morgan, Zuko, Owen Harper, Catelyn Tully-Stark, Doran Martell, Lyanna Stark, Eddard Stark, Meera Reed, Theon Greyjoy, Arianne Martell, Gerold Dayne, Tywin Lannister, Genna Lannister, Asha Greyjoy, Bronn, Margaery Tyrell, Tyrion Lannister, Joffrey Baratheon-Lannister, and Gregor Clegane.

NEXT ROUND. After the killer matchups last round, I think this one should be much easier, for the most part. I think. Remember: vote for the ones you think will win, not just the ones you like best!

WILL THE REAL SLIM SHADY PLEASE STAND UP )

AND NOW: THE MATCHUPS.

[Poll #1716004]

[Poll #1716005]

[Poll #1716006]

[Poll #1716007]
...this will probably be the first of two posts today, the other one for the top 10 meme and possible a few other things. BUT TO START. This is March Madness Lise's Journal Edition, and for the most part I kept things the same as last year, because there are enough new faces to make it worth it, I feel, with one small alteration. I combined the elf brackets (Sindar and Noldor) and threw in a TV/video media bracket; I also added Martells to the Stark bracket and Tyrells to the Lannister bracket.

...and I'm not providing Wikipedia links this year, I'm sorry. Or summaries, thus far, though that may change when we get down to fewer rounds.

I encourage everyone to vote! And to vote not just for who you like more but for who would actually win, if at all possible. P.S.: these fights are to the death, so just be aware that they're not just leaving. Although you can think that way if it makes you feel better.

Without further ado:

THE PARTY DON'T STARK TILL I WALK IN )

And here we go with the faceoffs, generated by the randomizer (SO DON'T BLAME ME)

[Poll #1715095]

[Poll #1715096]

[Poll #1715097]

[Poll #1715098]

LET THE GAMES BEGIN. CAMPAIGNING IS WELCOME. AND ENCOURAGED.

P.S. that cut text was a typo. I left it in. Also contrary to popular belief, I do have things to do? I'm just...not doing them.
It's because I can't write right now. I mean, other than this, obviously. I have a bunch of fics open and I'm staring at them and banging my head against the wall. This is acutely frustrating. COME ON, WORDS. COME BACK.

...also I'm having a really hard time coming up with 10 important/inspiring people on that meme, and I don't feel right listing Neil Gaiman ten times, possibly with Vienna Teng and Misha Collins there too.

So you know. I'll be back with that when I can think of ten people I really admire. (Is this a bad thing? ...probably.)

In the meantime! An old but classic meme that I always have fun with (and other people do too? Sometimes)

Pick one of the characters I RP and ask them any question you wish. The puppets will reply to these questions themselves, using their own journal and my generous typist services.

...you know, non-RP partners are welcome to ask questions too. In fact, I'd love it if you did.

I party hard, folks.

Not much to say about life at the moment...just working my way through school, still. I will be a youngster for two more days. This is really weird to me, I have to say.

...oh, and I disabled anonymous commenting, because I was getting really sick of spam telling me I need to enlarge my penis. So...sorry? I don't really get many anonymous commenters anyway, other than spammers.
Fandom: Supernatural
Medium: TV Show
Subject: Sam Winchester
Title: I Shall Not Live In Vain
Notes: I was halfway through making this when Livejournal spazzed and DELETED THE WHOLE THING. Pissed. It took me long enough to format this. Sometimes/often I don't get me. Starts with an intro and ends with an outro, with chronological order in between. A bit of Patrick Wolf (more of him than any other single artist, I think) and 34 songs total. Comment if you like/are taking, etc...hope you enjoy it. Next fanmix, by the way, is going to be the compilation of Silm fanmix best ofs, hopefully within the week.


.ZIP HERE


the sky above us shoots to kill )
Dear Diary, is it weird that I kind of like to travel? And I don’t mean just going places, but the getting there too. Especially airplanes. I actually kind of like airplanes. Maybe it is the long time without any distraction. I tend to get a lot done.

On the other hand, then there are days like yesterday, where we sit in a plane for an hour and a half only to have to change planes because of a lightbulb (!) and consequently depart two hours behind schedule. And that is why all the things I wanted to have done before the new year are…not done before the new year.

And I am home! First things first, I suppose - a (somewhat belated) VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you on my flist, and I hope this year is much better than last, no matter how your last year was. In other words, exactly what all you lovely people deserve.

Are you ready for this devastatingly longass meme? (First of...oh, three, actually.)

Stories Written (and posted): 153
Breakdown by Fandom (Top Five Only)
  • Supernatural: 29
  • Death Note: 25
  • Silmarillion: 22
  • Avatar: the Last Airbender: 15
  • Doctor Who: 14

Longest Story Written (oneshot) : I Will Follow You Into the Dark at 7115 words.
Shortest Story Written (and posted): The Beautiful at 112 words.

oh how I can talk about myself sometimes )



Other notes: Yuletide was overall disappointing in terms of finding stories I really wanted to read, but I have a few recs that I'll post when I'm not deluging the place with memes and a half, and: 

How to Lose Friends and Influence People | for [livejournal.com profile] sargent_snarky | Silmarillion | Curufin doesn't know what to do with his son half the time.
Beginnings | for [livejournal.com profile] sakru909 | Death Note | The boy, his social workers said, was...peculiar.
Milo's Tollbooth | for [livejournal.com profile] firebluespinel | The Phantom Tollbooth | Milo returns.

For those of you I still owe presents - those will also be up, as soon as possible! (And to those watching my fic journal...there's going to be a bit of a deluge in the next couple days. I'm terribly sorry. >> 

I have also realized that I should make a list of the fic I've written that's inspired by other fic. Because there are a few.

minviendha: (run run run: just a day like any other)
( Dec. 14th, 2010 08:31 pm)
I don't really have much to say and I'm still busy chugging through getting things done (and losing my computer tomorrow! For a WHOLE DAY) but I thought I should let people know that gifting has officially started, one fic a day over at my account ([livejournal.com profile] ficviendha).

To start with:

We All Believe (In Us, You, Fairytales) | for [livejournal.com profile] fruhlings | Doctor Who | Amy was always a girl with big dreams.

Enjoy!

(A WHOLE DAY WITHOUT COMPUTER, WHATEVER SHALL I DO.)
This hasn't happened for a while...

Assorted things of all kinds in here. A couple (okay, two) Jerk/Bitch icons, a bunch of the Keep Calm parody things that I just discovered because I am always late on the bandwagon, some Doctor Who, some Supernatural, some other things entirely.

More specifically:

1-5: Avatar: the Last Airbender
6-11: Keep Calm parodies (for various)
12-14: Jerk/Bitch icons
15-18: Doctor Who
19-21: various
22-23: requested by [livejournal.com profile] pashchan (and variation)
24-33: Supernatural (Sam, specifically)
34-36: more Doctor Who

a fair amount of silliness here lies. please forgive me. )

Also my computer is still freezy and stupid-like-ass and it's making me unreasonably, ridiculously cranky. Awesome.
minviendha: (avatar: zuko vs. iroh)
( Nov. 13th, 2010 09:08 pm)
Hello! Firstly, I'd like to thank you from the depths of my heart for writing for me, and apologize preemptively for any trouble you may have with whichever request of mine you are matched with. Feel free to poke around on my journal here - there's a rec post that's stickied at the top and a fandom: fanfiction tag that has some public posts that may be of help - and also at [livejournal.com profile] ficviendha if for some reason you want to know what my own writing looks like (perhaps that says something about me?).

And might as well start this off with the same disclaimer from last year: "I am fairly easy to please. I like surprises, I like a lot of characters, I like a wide range of topics, so really, if you're stuck banging your head against the wall, run with what you want to do and if you enjoy it I probably will too - I mean, so long as it is not something involving tentacle rape, anything involving intense detail of vomit or anything involving eye maiming which are really my only three squicks."

Still true. So relax! Have some fun. If you like what you write for me, in all probability I'll like it too.

Generally speaking, I tend to prefer gen fic to romance unless otherwise specified. I like angst and h/c but I also like fluffy things.

more specifically, then! Lymond Chronicles, Rai Kirah, Belgariad/Malloreon, The Silmarillion )

Once again, thank you, and happy writing!
First things first. Oh my god, it's going to be a long, long year until next November.

Wheel of Time is the thing that got me on the internet. Well, no, that's not quite true. I was on the internet before that because of Harry Potter. But Wheel of Time was how I started really getting into fanfiction. It was how I started on livejournal. It was the first fandom where I found friends and a niche and pretty much everything. It's funny to think that next year, it's going to be over.

I need a reread, is what I have decided. Thirteen books. A lot of years. One dead author.

This is a big deal.

But enough reminiscing. I finished the last Wheel of Time book late late late last night, after a full day of babysitting, because I had to get through it. And I loved it. I really, really did.

Now, a cautionary note. This is kind of less of a real review than a lot of flailing and some thoughts of mine.

the actual review, with spoilers )

And now I go hunt down internet speculation about the next book, because holy crap, cliffhanger ending. (We need a rendition of "One Day More" here, guys.)

Serious poll, though:

[Poll #1641865]

Also. People have not requested presents. D: Where are you all? (This message will be repeated. I know you're out there!)

Furthermore, remind me to talk about Why I Do NaNo, also some meta on tragic characters. I need to go find a poem to live with for a few days, too, and do my Stat Homework...why is life so busy, guys?

This is perfect timing...

Day 28 - First favorite book or series obsession
This is hard to pin down? I think Wheel of Time. While, as mentioned above, Harry Potter first got me onto the internet and doing some things, Wheel of Time has lasted longer, meant more, and consumed more time. I mean, look at my LJ username. Right there, that says something about it, not to mention that it remains my name everywhere else (partly because I really like it and no one else ever uses it). My first LJ friends outside of RL were people I met because of my Wheel of Time fanfiction. I made friends with another RL person because of books, particularly Wheel of Time. It's just been a big deal for me, and I'm seriously attached to it.

David Eddings and The Sight are other possible nominations, but ultimately, I think Wheel of Time is more to me than both, and more of an obsession. I mean, the fact that I'm still with it says that all by itself, doesn't it?

Longest lasting fandom, for the win. HATERS TO THE LEFT.

days to come: book meme )
Medium: TV Show
Fandom: Supernatural
Subject: Winchesters: Season 4 and 5
Notes: I had a bunch of notes I wanted to give but now I don't remember any of them. A lot of this is Sam-centric - that's just my bias coming through. Spoilers through 5.22 via images and quotes. This fanmix took a fuckton of effort, so please comment if you take/with your thoughts? Oh yes, and some of the songs have the fanmix album name on them, but the mp4s do not. I'm working on that. I believe this is 27 tracks, with 4 (semi cracky) bonus songs.

I do believe that my fanmix covers/layouts just keep on improving.


.ZIP DOWNLOAD


like the bullet on your tongue we'll get through it's not too late )
So I have had this in the works for ages and ages but have not gotten around to posting it until...now. What this says about me? ...that I put things off that I'm doing to put other things off? ...yeaaah.

No, I'm not sure about that. Spoilers for series 1, 3, and 5.

TOP FIVE NEW!WHO EPISODES PICSPAM
(+quotes +commentary)

wibbley wobbley timey wimey stuff )
Medium: Anime
Fandom: Death Note
Subject: Misa Amane (mostly Misa/Light specifically post-finale)
Notes: None, really, except that I just had a lot of music that felt very Misa or Misa/Light to me and started compiling it and lo and behold! Fanmix. This happens more than I would like, really...



and don't you know that the sun, the sun, the sun, is often out? )
I really need to go read Anna Karenina and cuddle a hot water bottle but

but

"Right now, he was thanking God that Cas didn't show up at the convention." <-- throwaway line in a fic and oh god

need this in my life so much right now

someone please make this happen?
minviendha: (my face is inside out)
( Sep. 18th, 2010 12:47 am)


CARPE_HO_RAS: HOW'S MY DRIVING?
rpg criticism post

anonymous commenting is on | criticism is encouraged (character, style, life choices) | stay cool and polite | this meme just for my characters


CAST:
[livejournal.com profile] glacianbitch Karla | [livejournal.com profile] scionofkushiel Melisande Shahrizai | [livejournal.com profile] apolloscurse Cassandra of Troy
[livejournal.com profile] ebonyjaenelle72 Jaenelle Angelline | [livejournal.com profile] ofthewildwolves Firekeeper | [livejournal.com profile] eyrienprince Lucivar Yaslana
[livejournal.com profile] moredangerous Aaron | [livejournal.com profile] sceltwarlord Khardeen | [livejournal.com profile] cuddlemequeen Kalush
[livejournal.com profile] thornofcamorr Locke Lamora | [livejournal.com profile] emocaliban Caliban Leandros | [livejournal.com profile] fitzroyal Henry Fitzroy
[livejournal.com profile] thetelltaleeyes Bastas | [livejournal.com profile] sisterbenedict Wilhelmina Benedict | [livejournal.com profile] deadlydanvers Clayton Danvers
[livejournal.com profile] skewedeyes Felix Harrowgate | [livejournal.com profile] thenotsofair Celegorm | [livejournal.com profile] valiantfinwe Fingon
[livejournal.com profile] ofdoriath Daeron | [livejournal.com profile] themercyful Mercedes Thompson | [livejournal.com profile] comesindreams Sebastian
[livejournal.com profile] ice_white_lady Sybel | [livejournal.com profile] eldeststark Robb Stark | [livejournal.com profile] dontcallmeser Sandor Clegane
[livejournal.com profile] redviperofdorne Oberyn Martell | [livejournal.com profile] mostcraftiest Curufin | [livejournal.com profile] fallenlomion Maeglin
[livejournal.com profile] needsmoarshiny Iskierka | [livejournal.com profile] ma_feanorian Nerdanel | [livejournal.com profile] ordoseclorum Maximilien Robespierre
[livejournal.com profile] justiceis_red Light Yagami | [livejournal.com profile] sayitwith_ice Brian Moser | [livejournal.com profile] alwaysmovingon The Doctor (10)
Medium: TV Show
Fandom: Doctor Who
Title: The End of Time; the End of Ten
Subject: The Tenth Doctor's regeneration
Notes: I'm still thoroughly in love with David Tennant's Doctor and idc what people say about The End of Time, the end made me very very sad. And what do I do with emotional reactions to things? MAKE FANMIXES!!! so here it is, shorter than my usual, just a collection of a few songs that are sort of a tribute to an end that I came belatedly to, but whatever. Fandom is timeless, right?

the tenth doctor

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