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.

First things first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] tomboy_typist! Much love and sweetness to you, and by god, expect some KT/ASOIAF fic coming over your way soon.

You know it will inevitably involve Sandor/Phedre, I cannot lie. &hearts &hearts &hearts

I amuse myself too much sometimes. I need to update that more often. Though some of the entries are definitely funnier than others.

I just couldn't resist. In other news, Naomi Novik appears to have written a crossover in which Jaime Lannister fights Temeraire the dragon, and it is the best thing ever. No, seriously. I think I need to start watching her journal, just because. ---omg. See for yourself, by all means AND THEN GO VOTE TEMERAIRE seriously folks, Jaime's cool and all, but he ain't got nothing on the dragon.

There is American Idol. And Cthulhu. And just guys, I cannot say. It is full of perfect.

Less full of perfect is my mood, which still sucks, and the fact that votes on Fandom Madness have been steadily declining. :( I made the difficult decision to close the last poll and move to the next round, but I want to whine terribly. There aren't even that many votes anymore! It's really fun at least for me! Campaign in the comments!

/done.

Ties were between Aredhel and Maglor and Earendil and Maeglin; Aredhel and Maeglin both continued. Sandor got knocked out by Tywin, which is the only result I'm saddened by this time. But not surprised. XD Tywin is a hardass.

Finally, I would like to point out that more of the epic AU is up on my fic journal, and that I may have 14 pages of Curufin FST combined with fic, and that I'm incredibly excited about my Silmarillion adaptation of "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" but shhh. I still have a lot to do.

A lot to do here meaning nothing productive, pfffft.

MADNESS AND GREATNESS: TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN )

AND THIRD ROUND MATCHES: NOLDOR )

[Poll #1542610]

THIRD ROUND MATCHES: LANNISTERS )

[Poll #1542611]

AND SECOND ROUND MATCHES: SINDAR/HUMANS (+ MELIAN) )

[Poll #1542612]

THIRD ROUND MATCHES: STARKS )

[Poll #1542613]

Next round I'm totally going to start writing drabbles. >>;; I will not be able to help it at that point.

ETA: ...there is a health care debate going on on my flist. I'm going to pretend I didn't see it and I'm definitely not clicking on the cut.

I'd rather no one started in here, either. I just don't have the energy.
minviendha: (absolutely ridiculous)
( Mar. 21st, 2010 12:45 pm)
I will confess that I am slightly disappointed that neither Celegorm nor Fingon made it past the first round. :(

Ties were decided by a random decision maker, and no I am not kidding. XD The ties were between Fingon and Ambarussa (winner: Ambarussa) and Tuor and Celeborn (winner: Tuor).

MADNESS? THIS. IS. SPARTA!!! )

AND SECOND ROUND MATCHES: NOLDOR )

[Poll #1541080]

SECOND ROUND MATCHES: LANNISTERS )

[Poll #1541081]

AND SECOND ROUND MATCHES: SINDAR/HUMANS (+ MELIAN) )

[Poll #1541082]

SECOND ROUND MATCHES: STARKS )

[Poll #1541083]

Also, OH GOD.
What do you mean, you haven't voted on part one yet? Get on over there and GO FOR IT.

I have also come to the conclusion that I should conduct all of my business in polls, as people seem to like them much more than anything else. The response on poll entries is always so much bigger than that on non-poll entries. XD

ONWARD. Voting for part one probably closes tomorrow morning, voting for this at the end of the weekend. So I can get on to the next round, you see.

I was lazy about the umlauts, I hope you will forgive me.

NEEDS MORE CAPSLOCK? I THINK SO )

AND FIRST ROUND MATCHES: SINDAR/HUMANS (+ MELIAN) )

[Poll #1540327]

AND FIRST ROUND MATCHES: STARKS )

[Poll #1540328]
I needed to make my own fandom bracket, because no one ever includes the people I'd want in the eljay-wide ones. Oh, cries and so on.

So [livejournal.com profile] strangerface was making an all female version for [livejournal.com profile] chickfight , which you should totally join and vote on, by the way, it looks like it will be awesome, and I just...felt like it. So I thought I would go ahead and go for it. (Go the hell for it? I don't know.) But anyway.

Match! Silmarillion vs. A Song of Ice and Fire because that is my favorite crossover ever, and within that, "Starks" vs. "Lannisters," and Noldor vs. Sindar and Humans because apparently I suck at coming up with Sindar names. Shhh. BUT ANYWAY. Behind the cut are the lists, and I'm going to attempt bravely to match them up randomly, and we'll see who gets to the Final Four.

...come now, play along with me. You know you want to. Feel free to vote even if you don't know the characters, some information and Wiki links will be given. I promise. ...:D

There Will Be Polls. You are also encouraged to campaign as you like. Winner can be based on anything, and any criteria will probably be accepted, but badass cred is preferred.

LET THE MADNESS BEGIN sorry wait what. )

AND FIRST ROUND MATCHES: NOLDOR )

[Poll #1539970]

FIRST ROUND MATCHES: LANNISTERS )

[Poll #1539971]
First things first, folks: I'm so grateful for all of you. You're all on my flist for a reason, and I love reading journals for a reason, and some of you I would have been too shy ever to ask but through mutual friends or other things - I'm glad you're all here, is the bottom line, and I hope you're doing fantastically. I'm just feeling squishy and full of love today. &hearts &hearts

So I've been putting off posting this forever because I am lazy. Let's make it a Christmas present. Ahead of time, folks, this post is loaded with SILMARILLION and A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE and DORK. Also, if you have ever wondered why sometimes the folder name is different than the fanmix name, it is because I chance these damn titles about six times. I do this with everything. For example, "The Lost Son" on my fic journal is known as the (better) "The Damned" on FFN. I'm just too lazy to change all the chapters already on my journal, lol.

ALSO, one more reason to love the Silmarillion: it is a great fan of the words "great" and "doom" and when combined these words create a most excellent phrasething. Especially doom. DOOOOOM.

Medium: Book
Fandom: Silmarillion
Title: No Second Chance
Subject: One guess. :D But it really works for the arc of most of it from the Flight of the Noldor onwards.
Notes: I really, really like this. And coming up soon will be a compilation of all my truly favorite Feanorian (DEFINITIVE) fanmix songs, probably towards the end of the year. \o/

DOWNLOAD .ZIP HERE



no black no white no source of light )

Things I'm excited about this Christmas, on that note: GAME OF THRONES CARDS FUCK YES, CHRISTMAS CTHULHU FUCK YES, LE CHEVALIER D'EON/PLANET EARTH/LIFE AFTER PEOPLE FUUUUCK YESSSSS. Not many books, though, clearly I'll just have to wait for my wallet to heal and head to the bookstore on my own.

aaaaand more art recommendations? :D )

I wanna be the very best! like no one ever was! OR the most epic crossover icons ever )

Found this and dlkf it's true at least for me. First time I cried. Ever. In these books, I mean, otherwise I am a freaking leaky faucet. ALSO hey hey bitches.



WORD.

And lastly, THIS FREAKING CRACKS ME UP mostly because in RP land interactions between Daeron and Feanorians end in near death. Not hugs. Also I just. Can't see this going well? Maybe it's just me. Horz.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD LIFE!


P.P.S: When Yuletide archive loads I will have recs for yinsall. NOW TO FINISH THOSE LATE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS *scampers*
Medium: Book
Fandom: Silmarillion/AU
Subject: Being a soundtrack for this fic by [personal profile] tomboy_typist, by request.
Title: Farewell to Summer Days: A Soundtrack for "The Final Battle"
Notes: Roughly divided by chapter, with quotes! :D

DOWNLOAD .ZIP HERE

the end starts here )
Because it's where my head has been - a post, primarily related to A Song of Ice and Fire but with a couple other things thrown in there too. I was thinking in Chemistry today (not about Chemistry, alarmingly enough) and a few things came up in my head.

Firstly is that the great thing about this series (and others, but this one especially) is that GRRM is very good at creating characters we want to see again with very little space. I have a list of characters I barely knew that I want to see again, whether they're actually dead or just unlikely to turn up again. First and foremost and most obviously among these would be Oberyn Martell who was alive for exactly one book and around for probably under 200 pages. And yet the man has his own LJ comm and a legion of still grieving fans (I'd like to think it's not only because of how hot he sounds but also because he's a very interesting and intense character). Then there's Bronn who is pretty much the most secondary character to ever secondary a secondary, but he has his fair share of supporters in fandom. Not to mention Renly who we don't see much of and isn't coming back. And then there are the characters we never see firsthand at all - Lyanna and Rhaegar - who somehow still have a draw and connection to the reader even though they've never even been spotted onscreen. And isn't that interesting?

The second thing was that I cannot stand the pairing Theon/Robb. I suppose I see the attraction and, actually, in normal mode might go for it myself, but I think it's a measure of how much I loathe Theon that I don't. Because I really do hate him. And I don't want him near Robb because the boy deserves better.

So then I was thinking about why I dislike Theon so much...

and this is where it gets long. )

Finally, rereading Half-Blood Prince, all the 'Snape is ebul!' things are making me sad and all 'STFU HARRY YOU KNOW NOTHING JON SNOW' but those are two separate canons.

I may have an essay in the works on Brotherhood in A Song of Ice and Fire (and possibly sisterhood, but I'd need more sister pairs, ideas :O?) but that shall be later.

I leave you with that, and apologize sincerely for any major incoherency that may have occurred.
Medium: Book
Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire
Subject:
House Stark
Notes: An exceptionally long mix, in several parts ("movements", I'm feeling pretentious) covering the members of House Stark living at the beginning of A Game of Thrones. 75 songs in total, including a prelude and postlude in addition to one section for each member of the house, excepting Rickon. Uploading one section at a time, zip folder for each. Enjoy <3

PRELUDE )



MOVEMENT ONE: THE BASTARD )


MOVEMENT TWO: THE KING IN THE NORTH )


MOVEMENT THREE: THE PRINCESS )


MOVEMENT FOUR: THE YOUTH )


MOVEMENT FIVE: THE LITTLE WOLF )


MOVEMENT SIX: THE MOTHER )


MOVEMENT SEVEN: THE FATHER )

POSTLUDE )

(Image Credits: guillemhp@deviantart.com and altervista.org.
...FST (fan soundtrack) for the Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop. Warnings for spoilers and some nastiness in excerpts.



Edit: Download zip file here. Tracks are not in order, sorry. :\ I'll get better at this. XD

Daughter of the Blood )


Heir to the Shadows )


Queen of the Darkness )

...Upload coming later in zip form. Ow, my brain.

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