I finished Corambis today, and you know what that means. You're in for a book review! :D You lucky people.

But I'm doing this one a little differently, or trying to. I'm going to look back at the series largely as a whole and try to be as little spoilery as possible. So - here goes.

I picked up Melusine because it was one of those many books that I went to the bookstore, picked up, looked at, and put back. Several times. Eventually, I said 'fuck it' and went to the library to check it out. I started the book one night and stayed up until 3 am finishing it. Before I was very far in, I knew that this series was a keeper. And went through the next two just as quickly. The end of The Mirador left me curious and wondering where things were going to go, as well as a little depressed. Several weeks ago Corambis arrived, but I was in the middle of a book and felt bad starting another, so it sat on my windowseat staring at me in reproach until I finally surrendered and started reading.

At about 5 o' clock yesterday.

Length cut, only slight spoilers )

More favorite moments in this book than I can count. I'll have to go back and read it again. And soon. But I swear I'll finish my other material first, really! XD

Lise is pleased. The board rests.

(additionally, we have been watching Harry Potter the First in Spanish and it reminds me of 1) how omg little they were and omg adorable little Hermione is in her bitchy know-it-allness, and 2) how much I friggin love Snape. o__o I need to go back and reread. Think I'll go hunt down bits now.

Of course the fact that he has Alan Rickman's sexy sexy voice might have a little to do with remembering this. omgAlan. Talk to me in that voice all night long. Mmm.)

...it doesn't even matter that I can't hear his voice in the movie itself. I hear it in my mind.

Began brainstorming for possible new story. Commitment, I fail at it. XD Also, things I Need to Do: a. Write Corambis based fic. Jot notes. b. catch tags properly c. finish "At the Mountains of Madness" d. sleep moar. e. crush the Egyptian empire. f. Make musical FST for Felix/Malkar (!) e. talk self out of anything stupid

My life, she is busy.

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.
Lucivar? Sometimes I wonder about you. You get feelings at the strangest of times. And sometimes, lack of social skills and all, I actually feel sorry for you. The Miranda Incident was one. And actually, while wibbling over the current Armand mess, I actually feel sort of sorry for Lucivar, too. He actually feels bad. For Armand. Which is...odd. And he's worried for someone outside his immediate family, which is also rather odd.

Poor puppets of mine. They are all very distressed right now. With the possible exception of Melisande and Khardeen, that is. The checklist is:

Cassandra: doomed
Karla: pissy and upset
Jaenelle: wee, upset, and dangerous
Aaron: dangerous
Lucivar: ....
Khardeen: NA
Melisande: a little nervy
Firekeeper: annoyed
Kalush: wee, but not anything else.

I feel like a horrible typist. And the more I play him, the more I fall in love with Lucivar. Is that bad?
Dedicated completely and wholely to [profile] redsilkscarf.

Please don't kill me?

:D I love you.

There will also be Good Omens icons coming soon. Enjoy. And this means another reread. Dammit.
minviendha: (lucivar)
( Oct. 15th, 2007 04:53 pm)

That is, written Black Jewels Trilogy fanfiction. Just one so far but there is one in the bowels of my notebook that needs typing up. Mimi, I swear that your Crowley/Aziraphale will be coming soon.

This is totally substanceless fluff, yay.

More coming in das editzorz, I hope?

ETA: Yay, more!

And yes, one more?

minviendha: (Default)
( Aug. 30th, 2007 12:45 am)
Really. I am. But I wrote a Harry/Hermione smutfic, with good grammar etc. purely to make fun of how seriously smutfic can take itself. Read it and weep.

Co-written by Ali Economy, from whom the bad synonyms come. XD

Feel free to WTF, by the way. This was written at 12:47. I have no responsibility for the affects of lack of sleep.

minviendha: (lucivar)
( Aug. 23rd, 2007 08:24 pm)

Meanwhile, more very, very pretty icons. I proud of le them.

I even made a BJT one!

And character ones, from my story!

These make me feel happy in my soul.

...I'll go back to my corner now.

minviendha: (Default)
( Jul. 31st, 2007 12:33 pm)

In chat. With Jaenelle and Daemon.

So cute.

minviendha: (*blinkblink*)
( Jul. 21st, 2007 10:18 pm)
It does my reader's heart good to see people reading a book in the streets at 1:00 am.

Gone for a week, on a mission trip to Yakima. Be back next Saturday.

minviendha: (spam)
( Jul. 20th, 2007 08:12 am)
Eeee, Harry Potter today! Hence, I shall curl up in a corner and read it before I leave for Yakima on Sunday. Can I do it? Yes. I can. I insist.

*is excited*

Meanwhile, [profile] desperatefans drama just got a little more intense - poor Karla's even more of a mess than she has been. *snuggles her* Ah well. I am just a sadist. And she'll get over it. Eventually.

Bleh, it is raining and has been raining for the past couple days. But hey, maybe it'll be sunny in Yakima...? I'm sort of tired and crazy right now. I don't know why. It probably has something to do with being up and dressed at 8:15. Doesn't feel right.

On books, I want to go to Barnes and Noble and blow lots of money on them. Unfortunately, I have run out of space on my bookshelf. Does anyone have one they're willing to donate?
Has anyone read Dune and did you enjoy it, just out of curiosity?

I want to make icons. I think this crazy is resulting from an icon-making deficiency. Anyone want something? I could make it for you? *bambi eyes*

Wow, I sound totally nutso in this post. I finished a notebook yesterday, and that was exciting...am starting a new one, eee. I'm feeling vaguely incoherent. I think I said that already, though. Ah well. So...hello to all those I've been neglecting, and I swear I'll start commenting soon! *cowercringe*

Heh. I'm at the part in the Black Jewels Trilogy where we meet Karla for the first time. *goes to read it and loves her even more* I should make a Karla fansite. Only I don't have any fanart or icons or that stuff that makes a fanlisting interesting, so I'll just have to deal with the one that's already out there that's really bad. *sigh*

Stupid minority fandoms. Why do I love you so much?
minviendha: (lucius=not impressed)
( Jul. 18th, 2007 02:49 pm)
So...apparently Potterdammerung has begun a few days early. Already the wank has begun.

I'm going to try to keep my toes out of the puddles. So to speak. I don't want to be spoiled, and I don't want to be wanked or wanker.

I just realized that Catherine Zeta-Jones would make a perfect Melisande and OH MY GOD I DID NOT JUST THINK OF THAT.

...Lanfear/Melisande slash?

Ha. I'll probably write it. Because I am just that cool.

There needs to be more Karla love. If I could draw for crap, I would make fanart, but...as it is, I just look for real people who look like her and ogle them. Ogle? No, I don't think that's the word I'm looking for...
minviendha: (Default)
( Apr. 18th, 2007 05:06 pm)
Update! "The Swan Song" by Within Temptation is now officially the Jaenelle theme song.


Read lyrics behind the cut.


minviendha: (Default)
( Apr. 15th, 2007 10:19 pm)
Ahhhh this is so fun.

I am so dooooooomed to a life in heeeeeelll.

I joined [profile] desperatefans as Karla and Melisande Shahrizai. I already joined a thread as Karla and started my own. No one's replied yet, though. *whinewhine*

Whee, this is exciting. Exciting exciting exciting.
minviendha: (Default)
( Apr. 12th, 2007 10:28 am)
...I am sooo doomed.

I was doomed the second someone mentioned [profile] desperatefans to me. Doomed, doomed, doomed.

All I have to ponder is who I want to be. It would be really fun to be Karla from BJT. She's pretty much awesome. Or Surreal. Too bad Jaenelle's already taken. I could be Semirhage or Min from Wheel of Time, either would be veeeeery fun. Or Cassandra of Troy. Mmmm.

I am so screwed.
minviendha: (Default)
( Apr. 11th, 2007 01:28 pm)


minviendha: (brick)
( Mar. 21st, 2007 10:42 pm)
Whee, polygamy and marriages to multi-gendered fictional people!

married to:
You may tease me about the Balto 2 one. Had to do it, though. Oh, the teenage angst.

Meanwhile. Added a few for the sake of being able to add them.

Review of Robin Hobb stuff coming up...eventually. Yeah.

Wubs to you guys! *is too lazy to actually do a meaningful update*

I was reading a book of urban legends, and I read this really strange one about how some lady had twins, and could only save one of them, and she decided to save...duh duh duh! the boy who would become Adolf Hitler. Later, I watched the Producers, which is essentially about these people putting on a big flop, on purpose. It was very silly, but quite unrelated. And Will Ferrell got the role of his life in it, for which I actually liked him. I don't, usually.

Anyway, I was thinking about funny things, which brought to mind laugh tracks, which it usually does, but also all the naughty things you can slip into a kid's movie without anyone noticing. Like the numerous concubines in Aladdin, plus skimpy outfits and shirtless men and stuff. And then there's the burlesque scene in The Great Mouse Detective. Ha.

In another area, it's funny how satisfying it is to eat fish that are smaller than you. Feeding Frenzy, 2 is an addictive game. Nough said. Oh, and my lover Jessy is silly, and so are all my friends. They are quite silly.But I love them, muchly. Michael. I love them Michael, I should say.


Would You Rather:
Ooze slime from every bodily opening (eyes, ears, nose etc.)
slap someone everytime they said the word "love?"

Things to Consider: dates, proposals, wedding nights

And finally, a few delicious quotes, for your enjoyment.

May I take your hats, coats, and swastikas?" -Carmen Ghia, the Producers.

You seem to have mistaken me for someone with a spine." -Leo Bloom, the Producers.

That's not a duck, dumbass!" -Theo, Pippin

Frau Blücher: Would the doctor care for a brandy before retiring?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No. Thank you.
Frau Blücher: Some varm milk... perhaps?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: No. Thank you very much. No thanks.
Frau Blücher: Ovaltine?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: NOTHING! Thank you. I'm a little tired.
Frau Blücher: Then I vill say... goodnight.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Goodnight.

Ted Striker: Because of my mistake, six men didn't return from that raid.
Elaine Dickinson: Seven. Lieutenant Zip died this morning.

King Arthur: On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.

And while I’m here, another list, for those of you who care!



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