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!
...sort of. First of all, I finally went through and did a grand total stats toll of my deathfic. For the purposes of this count, Deathfic is defined as fic focused around or on the death of one or more major characters.

Total: 23
A Song of Ice and Fire: 6
Caliban Leandros: 1
Doctrine of Labyrinths: 2
The Silmarillion: 14

I would just like you to look at those numbers for a moment. Just. Yes, look.

Moving right along.


So, because of that book of disappointing short stories, I got thinking about short stories I do like, and I decided that I wanted to have a collection of them somewhere. You know, like a recommendation post. And the more I thought about it the more I liked the sheer organization of this idea. And I could even give people the books I have them in! Or a link to them if they can be found online!

...so yeah, that's what this is. Recommendations, including a little blurb about what I loved. Though the links and book citations so to speak will have to wait a little. I have AP Government homework to do, whoooops.

ophelia of the spirits has a new album, also. this makes me happy. )

That's what I've got, for now. Of I go to read for three classes, and wonder why I have never listened to much 30 Seconds to Mars before now. *is so secretly an emo kid it disgusts her sometimes*

And goodnight. Much love to you all. I'm sure there is something I'm forgetting to do.

(Probably babble about elves. I haven't done that in a while. Some of you are probably grateful for this.)

Also, Haiti fic. Tomorrow, you slacking little bitch.
I am going to confess. I am a fan of post-apocalyptic fiction. I am a sucker for post-human books and TV shows like The World Without Us and Life After People and the like. I have always been interested in huge catastrophes, and as I grow I become more interested in the effect of those catastrophes on the people who survive them - and not the catastrophes we know, but on a greater scale. The kind where the World Ends As We Know It and no one is feeling fine.

I was going to do a focus on this last year, but got distracted by A Song of Ice and Fire, among other things, and didn't finish my shelf full of post-apocalpytic novels. I still had them, though, and I've been working my way slowly through them. Among others, this would include In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster, Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven andcetera, and The Forge of God by Greg Bear. Not, by far, complete reading. I still have Alas, Babylon and A Canticle for Leibowitz to get through, for example, and I might also throw books like Perdido Street Station and Iron Council in here, for various reasons.

There is also Life As We Knew It which if you ask me is not worth reading, let along paying money for. ppfft. Waste of time, that was. :|

So the problem I always have with the things I like is when people don't know the terminology I use. Or when I say 'fantasy' they ask what kind of fantasy and don't recognize the names - though this doesn't happen so much anymore. I am still immensely pleased when someone knows the authors I name, but that's a tangent. Post-apocalyptic fiction, though, in recent years, is easy. I can name one book, usually, and people get what I'm talking about. The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

It's gotten a crapton of recognition - he is a well known writer as is - and lots of notice, a movie already made (with Viggo Mortensen, no less!). I picked it up with some optimism and some skepticism.

rest of review here, some small spoilers though there's not much to spoil )

That's all out of me. This has been stewing for a while. Am now reading The Atrocity Archives, definitely a drastic change in genre - and probably a much needed one. After that, I think I'll dive headlong into some urban fantasy again - Caitlin R. Kiernan - and see how that goes.

As always, anyone with dissenting thoughts is welcome to tell me what I have missed.
So I wrote a metric fuckton of fic this year.

My actual assignment was Memorial, written for [livejournal.com profile] not_from_stars for Black Jewels Trilogy, about the friendship between Karla, Gabrielle, and Jaenelle, and the things they build as a trio. It was...a challenge, I confess, but there are things I really like about how it turned out.

And then there's all my treats.

if you were curious which were mine. )

AND SO THIS IS YULETIDE AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE and all that, I'll put these up on my fic journal uhhh later. Any concrit or comments or thoughts or "Lise, you're nuts" is welcome to go here as well. Thank you to my writer, Ariana, thank you to my betas, and thank you to the prompters who made me go absolutely nuts.

NOW FOR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS TIME. (and replies to comments.)

ETA: ...I just discovered "The Inappropriate Elf Challenge" which, while it could be porn, is actually, 'crossover with a fandom that should never have Elves.' And I'm taking this as a challenge. SO FOLKS what fandoms should never be crossed over with The Silmarillion/Tolkien's Elves? *shot*
Fandom: Caliban Leandros Series
Fandom Medium: book
Subject: Caliban Leandros
Title: This Thing of Darkness/I Acknowledge
Notes: Revisited version of one I did a while ago, new songs and some old ones, definitely changes, though.



ZIP DOWNLOAD HERE.

This Thing of Darkness/I Acknowledge )
Browsing through various community memories, I finished off this one I've had in the works for a while. While it could work for Feanorians in general, it's primarily for Celegorm (I have a soft spot for the boy from playing him, kay?). Don't judge me. Too much.



Link to zip here.

I Never Meant... )

Even if you have no idea what's going on here - there is some fairly awesome music on here, if I may say so. Even if it leans toward the emo. No excerpts here, just the occasional brief explanation, but I'll let this one speak for itself.



Download zip here.

Read more... )

Shorter this time, but I blame that on being sick and tired. Back to A Feast for Crows. *crawls*

minviendha: (disgruntled chevalier d'eon)
( Mar. 9th, 2009 11:24 am)
[Poll #1362559]

For a newspaper article - I need your answers. :D

Feeling incredibly upset about the WASL suddenly. Joy.

ETA: What is this RaceFail business? I think I missed a memo of some kind.

Also, the part that made me cry in A Storm of Swords. Minor spoilers.

Read more... )

Yes, I am aware I'm a sentimental git, and?
minviendha: (puzzled)
( Aug. 15th, 2008 10:16 am)
I am so OCD sometimes it is not even funny.

My latest?

I catalouged my entire bookshelf in author order - not including the books in storage but including the books packed in a box under the table up here - in an Excel document, by Title, Author, Preceded By..., and Followed By.... The last two for series.

I feel so accomplished. I finally finished the bookshelf itself. Onward to the box!!!

XDD I am such a loser. I know this.

Also OMG THEY FOUND BIGFOOT? O.o

And a meme, stolen from [personal profile] assimbya if anyone wants to try it.

If you've ever watched your favorite DVDs, and then found yourself eager to hear exactly what the actors, directors, writers and even production designers thought about making the episode, the movie, or whatever - you'll know sometimes the best parts of DVDs are hearing the commentaries. Getting into an actor's feelings about the character they play, getting the background behind a writer's plans and metaphors, even just getting the stupid anecdotal stuff that makes you laugh, it's all good.

Ask me about any story, and I'll do a DVD commentary for it! Satisfy your curiosity!

If my stories aren't at [profile] ficviendha (i.e. most/all of my Wheel of Time stuff), it's on FFN under Min Daae.
minviendha: (lucivar is mine)
( Jun. 26th, 2008 08:57 pm)
Title: Wilhelmina, Alone
Fandom: Black Jewels Trilogy
Prompt: 096. Writer's Choice
Characters: Wilhelmina Benedict, Philip Alexander, others by mention
Warnings: vague implications.
Summary: Jaenelle isn't Gone - Wilhelmina knows that. But it's hard to keep faith.


Went and bought books yesterday, gained three: Elantris to check out this Branden Sanderson fellow who is writing A Memory of Light, Thief With No Shadow by Emily Gee - on a whim, sometimes those go well - and another Tanya Huff book, meaning I have one left to hunt down before I have the whole series. Dammit. Did not, however, find any of the original 7 or 8 books I was looking for. Go me.

"Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath" is extraordinarily epic. I'm kind of enjoying it, even if it's not usual Lovecraft. Ah well. So...I heard you like mudkips?

Or something like that. More fic perhaps coming later tonight, as I have nothing to do and too much ideas. I need a job. Or a life. Or some money, that'd be nice. Ahahaha.
Not that the two aren't synonymous.

Just - am I the only one who sees people and will go 'ohai, that's so Lucivar's nose' or 'omg, that guy has Bast eyes!' Because I keep wanting to yell this at someone when it happens, and I'm not sure how...strange...this is. XD

Just wondering.

Meanwhile. MOVING ON.

I have...fic things. INORITE?

Title: Mother Night
Fandom: Black Jewels Trilogy. Any surprises there? I am more than halfway done with my claim, though. :D
Characters: Jaenelle, Wilhelmina, briefly Leland and Alexandra
Prompt: 016. Evil
Warnings: Nothing, really - Jaenelle being Witchish.
Summary: Jaenelle has a question for her older sister, and Wilhelmina is a little frightened of the sister she doesn't really know.


I so cannot focus this evening. At all.
minviendha: (welcome to hell)
( Apr. 26th, 2008 04:42 pm)
So totally reminiscing about the first rpg I ever played right now. XD

*shifty eyes* I'm kind of upset about the fact that I took a personality test and it tells me my Conscientiousness is 2. Not too surprised, though... and rather amused, in a way.

It also tells me that "You are not interested in the arts and do not display aesthetic sensitivity."

HA.

I have somehow spent all of today doing nothing. I feel strangely unfulfilled.

And by the way, I finished The Vampire Lestat, and am now on page 3 of Queen of the Damned. Mimi, we need to talk. :D

I WANT A BOOKSTORE TRIP. *pouts*

Ha. Go me.
minviendha: (puzzled)
( Apr. 20th, 2008 02:03 pm)

Watched Rocky Horror for the first time last night...I must say, that is an experience. In cracktastic awesomeness.

Also, have begun Interview with the Vampire, as I have been promising many people to do for a while. I think I'm committed...

SO. I feel like I've been doing a lot of these lately, but another meme!

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to [livejournal.com profile] dame_grise's blog (your tagees will post to mine, etc.) once you've posted your three sentences.

Interview With the Vampire (speaking of)

"I felt as if she were moving me slowly towards something, as if she were the pilot of our slow walk through the dark street. 'Because I know it now,' she said with authority. 'The vampire made a slave of him, and he would no more be a slave than I would be a slave, and so he killed him."

I tag:
[livejournal.com profile] i_have_a_spork
[livejournal.com profile] carolinelise
[livejournal.com profile] whimsical_m
[livejournal.com profile] shorelle
[livejournal.com profile] zorpisuttle
minviendha: (your sanity!)
( Mar. 24th, 2008 03:09 pm)
I feel like I've been absent from teh intarwebs lately, but I LIVE. I'm sure you were all relieved for the ceasing of spam. However, a few things of note have happened/amazing things been discovered...

1) I got sick. I am now suffering the first cold of the year. I hate these things. They always hit me harder than they should.

2) The amazing [personal profile] dame_grise introduced me to the wonderful world of "Le Chevalier D'Eon," the best fantasy/twisted historical/anime EVER. A trailer is here and the first episode (the first 8 in English, the rest in subtitled Japanese) here. After the first one, it's basically just follow the links to the rest. I am so addicted and DAMN do I have ships for it. So writing fic. My favorite characters are Maximilien Robespierre and Durand. Watch for them. At any rate, that's been one of the things that's been swallowing me. Also, teh pretty. And the story's absorbing as well...only thing is violence, there's quite a bit of swashbuckling, which I don't mind but I know some do.

3) After finally setting down the first omnibus of the Chronicles of the Cheysuli (I just couldn't get through it! Sorry. I will try again, though) books have come back into the picture full force. Most recently, two of them: Madhouse by Rob Thurman and a series, by Carol Berg (who wrote another trilogy I enjoyed. A lot).


This has been Lise, reporting from the West Coast of Nowhere. See you next time.

I amuse myself, at least.

Oh, and icons! A few.



Have fun. Icons of Le Chevalier especially Maximilien coming soon.

Don't look at me! XD
minviendha: (lucivar fandom posts)
( Feb. 26th, 2008 07:41 am)
From the lovely [personal profile] shorelle.

Pick a fictional character from a fandom I know and I'll answer the following questions to the best of my abilities.

1) What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her. Likewise if you dislike the character.
2) Is he/she important to the general plot?
3) Can you relate to this character at all? Do they grip you emotionally?
4) How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?
5) Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by their relationship with any other character(s) (romance-wise or platonic)?
6) Is there anything about the character you would change?
7) If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how do you see yourself interacting with him/her? (Would you get along well? Fall in love with? Dislike? Friendly rivalry? Etc.)
8) Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?
9) Would you hype up (if you like) or warn about (if you dislike) this character to someone who's new to the fandom?
10) Is this character popular with the fanbase?

Let's see what people come up with!
minviendha: (lucivar fandom posts)
( Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:54 am)
I finished Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell yesterday. I am here going to attempt to write a coherent review/summary of my thoughts about it. I hope. Suffice it to say that it was good: read it. I may be a little spoilery, though I will do my best.


I like writing reviews. I only do them rarely, but still...they are highly fun and entertaining and all that whatever.

Maybe I'll go and write something actually original now. On the off chance that I actually ever finish FullMoon would anyone want to read the whole thing and give me an honest opinion of its quality? I like it, but... *chews nails* Just a question.
minviendha: (Default)
( Jan. 18th, 2008 04:46 pm)
Hmm, all the Canon Sueing of Douglass is making me kind of want to read them again, though I just know that would piss me off majorly. Huh. I still love Faraday, though, if only because of her relative quality compared to Suezhure and Assxis.

Muh. Anyway, snipped from [personal profile] ageoflight, another attempt at a response meme. :D? I love you guys?

Comment with a fandom I know at least fairly well and I will tell you:

1. The first character I fell in love with:
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now:
3. The character everyone else loves that I don’t:
4. The character I love that everyone else hates:
5. The character I would shag anytime:
6. The character I'd want to be like:
7. The character I'd slap:
8. A pairing that I love:
9. A pairing that I despise:
10. Favorite character:
11. What are your five favorite things about your fandom?
12. What are your five least favorite things about your fandom?
13. Who are your five favorite characters?
14. Who are your five least favorite characters?
15. What are your five favorite pairings?
16. What are your five least favorite pairings?
17. Which character are you most like?
18. What is your deep, dark fandom secret?

Heh. These are always interesting.
minviendha: (this is sparta)
( Jan. 13th, 2008 08:22 pm)
Why the hell there is school tomorrow. I think it should decide not to happen. I wish one could blackmail school - not the school board, just school. So it would get scared and hide and no one would be able to teach because they wouldn't know where the school was. God, I think I'm going insane. I don't know what is wrong with my brain this week - month...year... life...

Meh. I have a strange feeling like I should be doing something, but have no idea what it is. Finished Lucifer's Hammer today...enjoyed it, even if it was typical apocalypse fiction fare. I kind of wish they'd focused more on the immediate effects of the comet strike, but I did enjoy the portrayal of a post-apocalyptic human society. Was interesting. I still liked "By the Waters of Babylon" better, though. Read that today...good story.

Anyway. Must start Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell - have been meaning to read it for months.

Hopefully brain will be back tomorrow. Hopefully.

Or at least by Tuesday. Biology tests not for the win. *knucklebite*
minviendha: (this is sparta)
( Dec. 31st, 2007 02:40 pm)
A different version.

Books I read, books for next year...as much as I can remember.

The List. )
I love this picture on this icon. It makes me happy like No One's Business.

I'm thinking about New Year's Resolutions...I never make them. But I begin to think maybe that's because I don't make good ones that are possible to keep.

So this year: I AM MAKING ONES I CAN KEEP.

1. Ask someone to Tolo. That's it. Just ask.
2. Read A Game of Thrones.
3. Finish [profile] 50_darkfics claim.
4. Send something to a publisher. Anything, just send it.
5. Win at NaNoWriMo.
6. Finish at least one of those unfinished stories in my computer. YOU KNOW WHO I'M TALKING ABOUT, BITCHES. *glares at them*

I CAN SO DO THIS.

Heather Dale makes me feel sort of...yearnful. Longing for something. I don't even know what, it just does...

Music and me are so interesting.
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