OTP Meme

Jan. 10th, 2013 10:06 pm
sivaroobini: (ghost fighters extraordinaire)

[From Tumblr] Ten Ships

Pick ten of your ships without looking at the questions.

1. Steve Rogers/Captain America and Tony Stark/Iron Man [Avengers, all canons]

2. Aziraphale and Anthony J Crowley [Good Omens]

3. Remus Lupin and Sirius Black [Harry Potter]

4. Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy [Harry Potter]

5. Michael and Gabriel [… Bible and derived works]

6. Peter Pevensie and Caspian X [The Chronicles of Narnia, movie-verse only for this ship]

7. Lily Evans and James Potter [Harry Potter]

8. Lucifer Morningstar and Mazikeen of the Lilim [Sandman and Lucifer]

9. Bruce Wayne/Batman and Wonder Woman/Diana Prince [Justice League cartoons]

10. Albus Severus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy [Harry Potter]

OTP questions :D )


sivaroobini: (Adam Lambert - where there's fire)

Since it's already December 24th here, aka Christmas Eve, I've got a short little Christmas fic as a gift for everyone on my friends-list.

This is dedicated to three very wonderful people: [livejournal.com profile] eidolon_bird, [livejournal.com profile] ink_in_a_teacup, and [livejournal.com profile] seablue_eyes. I'd also like to thank [livejournal.com profile] sunflower_mynah for betaing it! ♥

Featuring my RP character [livejournal.com profile] lordofsin aka Belial, Crown of Satan and Archdemon of Lust and Sloth. Lucifer here is based on the first Lucifer I played with, [livejournal.com profile] grace_descends, who was influenced by the Lucifer comics; he still ruled Hell, but he also owned the Lux club.

Winter in Los Angeles is quite cool... )

Fandom meme

Sep. 4th, 2011 03:25 pm
sivaroobini: (Lorien o Arda)
Meme taken from both [livejournal.com profile] steadfast and [livejournal.com profile] sunflower_mynah.

1. List 10 or more fandoms you like;
2. Your f-list will guess your favourite characters in each.

1. Harry Potter (4) - Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood.
2. Tolkien (6, only because it's been more than six years since I read The Silmarillion and cannot remember one of Feanor's sons I liked) - Aragorn,
3. The Sandman comics (5) - Death, Morpheus, Delirium,
4. Discworld (10) - Sam Vimes, Captain Carrot Ironfoundersson, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, DEATH, Susan Sto Helit, the Death of Rats, Rob Anybody Feegle, Tiffany Aching, and the Librarian.
5. Good Omens (4) - Aziraphale and Crowley,
6. The Chronicles of Narnia (5) - Edmund Pevensie,
7. The Lucifer comics (5) - Mazikeen,
8. The Dresden Files (4) - Michael Carpenter, Harry Dresden, Bob the Skull,
9. Disney (like the font isn't a clue XD) (4)- Simba,
10. Supernatural (3) - Gabriel,
sivaroobini: (Lorien o Arda)

I've been on a cleaning/organisational frenzy at home since my job contract ended, and clearly it's extending to LJ. I thought I should try to collect all my fics (the ones I'll admit to, anyway) together in one place. I suck at ratings, so if you think something should be rated differently, please comment saying so. :)

Bear in mind that the earliest stories are most likely not all that good; I started writing fanfic in 2005 and I was only 12 going on 13 then. And that there is a fair amount of slash (male/male pairings: the pairings are stated clearly, so if it offends you, please don't read), and some of the role-play entries may be friends-locked (however, if you add my RP accounts as friends to read them, I will add you back ASAP).

Harry Potter fanfiction  )

The Chronicles of Narnia fanfiction ) . Autumn reminds Susan and Lucy of Narnia.

Perfumes of Narnia - Pevensies, Peter-centric, PG13, 2010. Peter is a man in a boy's body.

Constellations and Promises - Susan and Lucy, Lucy-centric, PG, 2011. It was hard to see the stars in London. [Titled Promise on FanFiction.Net]

The Black Magician Trilogy fanfiction )

Good Omens fanfiction )

The Sandman fanfiction )

Miscellaneous fanfiction )

Role-Play and Original Fiction )

Hopefully I remember to update this thing. :D
sivaroobini: (Dream)

I'm tired and just want to watch Justice League or something, but I've already put off posting about the outing with [livejournal.com profile] sunflower_mynah  aka Mysti on the 18th for a few days. XD Admittedly, I've had work.

On the 18th of May, for some youth animation festival thingy, they were showing Coraline in 3D, and there'd also be Making-Of scenes and talks by people who'd worked on it. I found out when they were selling tickets during the World Free Comic Book Day celebrations at work, called Mysti, invited her along, and bought two tickets.
Summary with photos! )

On to questions 11 to 15 of the book meme!

11. Do you own multiple copies of any book? What are they? Why do you have multiple copies? )

12. Book borrowing – do you use the library? Do you prefer to try before you buy? What about lending your books to friends? Are you a good borrower, do you remember to return books?  )

13. Do you reread a lot? Why (not)? Name a book you have reread many times. )

14. What is the best book you’ve read in the past year?  )

15.Do you recommend books to other people? If you could force everyone you know to read one book, what would it be?  )

See, this is why I cannot do all 30 questions at one go like [livejournal.com profile] sunflower_mynah  did; it'd be novel-length. XD I do have to work the early shift tomorrow though, it's now 12.20AM and I need to wake up by 6.40AM, so I need to post this and sleep!
sivaroobini: (Dream)

I've been either too busy or too tired for LJ. My new job keeps me really busy - I work five to six days a week, either 9.30AM to 6.45PM or 12.45PM to 10PM (10.30 on Saturdays), and then there's travelling time, so generally by the time I get home it's late, I'm tired, and I just want to curl up and read, or chat with friends on AIM, or watch Supernatural or The Mentalist or Justice League Unlimited, or one of the Ancient Egypt documentaries if I'm not too braindead.

Also, I recently bought and read the John Constantine graphic novel Hellblazer: Pandemonium and it was AWESOME. It has ancient Sumerian ruins and the goddesh Ishtar and Christian demons who were once worshipped as gods in the Middle East and ruined temples and a poker game with the gods and of course John himself... basically, almost everything I love. ♥ And there was this awesome bit on the last page that really resonated with me (Singapore just had an election, and I am disappointed, although proud of some areas). Here's the quote:

Blame the gods' cold machinations, or the fundamental violence of human nature; but which of us with the privilege to vote can claim innocence for the filthy crime of war? We have the choice who leads us, apathetic, into pandemonium." - John Constantine in Hellblazer: Pandemonium.

Awesome, isn't it?

Also, the 7th of May was Free Comic Book Day! :D We celebrated it at Kinokuniya by giving away free comics, giving away little Green Lantern figurines with every purchase, giving members a 20% discount on all comics, and having Stormtroopers and Darth Vader himself turn up for photos. :D

I also took advantage of that discount (I don't have a staff discount) to get myself the tenth Lucifer volume, Lucifer: Morningstar, and the Absolute Death volume! EEEEE. :D

Okay, so I could not resist. That's me in a black tank top and an ankh pendant, with my Absolute Death volume. ♥ In retrospect, I should have let my hair down, it's wild enough that if I ever did dress as Death properly, I wouldn't need a wig. The book is GORGEOUS, isn't it? As befits a beautiful character, say I. I wish my Mac camera hadn't laterally inverted everything though. ;_;

Now, on to the book meme. Since I haven't been online for so many days, I'm going to cheat by answering questions 5 to 10 in one post. XD

5. A book you acquired in some interesting way. )

6. A book with a story for you, that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time). )

7. What fictional character are you (secretly) in love with? )

8. The last book you acquired, and how (begged, bought, borrowed?). )

9. Your current read, your last read and the book you’ll read next. )

10. What author do you own the most books by and why? )

There. :D Off to spend some quality time with my new comics and wrap them in plastic.
sivaroobini: (Crowley inner turmoil)

Aargh. My A Levels were finished at the end of last November and I have a break until university starts much later this year. I'd been looking forward to this period SO MUCH last year, and planning what I'd do kept me going.

Now the months stretch ahead of me and I have so many things to do but just can't bring myself to finish them. Would the word ennui be appropriate? There are times when I just walk around the house, unable to motivate myself to finish any of my current projects or start a new one. None of them seem to appeal to me; sometimes they do but I don't feel like doing them anyway. When I'm on the computer, instead of writing or doing anything productive, I spend hours faffing about on Facebook or reading (in some cases, rereading) fanfiction.

Maybe a list will help. Things that are in progress will be italicised, things I've completed will be struck off.

Reading )

Movies/TV )

Music )

Writing/role-play )

Craft Projects )

Miscellaneous )

*stares at list* This is going to end up like that post-O Level list of mine, isn't it? Lakshmi and I wrote up a nice long list and we only did a few things on it. Sigh.
sivaroobini: (Dream)

This is just too adorable not to share. <3

Death in particular is made of cute and I love what Destruction is doing to Destiny's book. XD Their expressions are priceless. <3

On a vaguely related note: I have the entirety of the Sandman comics (except for The Little Endless Storybook, The Dream Hunters and all the The Dreaming Presents miniseries and the two Death comics), the Lucifer comics and the Hellblazer comics (up until issue #260, I believe) in my computer. :D

 But when it comes to actual books, real comics and graphic novels I can touch and put on my top shelf, I only have... The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr Punch by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, Neil Gaiman's Mr Hero The Newmatic Man #9 (a slim little comic issue still pristine in the plastic sleeve it came in),  Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman, The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman, The Books of Magic Volume 1: Bindings by John Rey Nieber, Lucifer: Inferno (Vol 5) by Mike Carey, Lucifer: Evensong (Vol 11) by Mike Carey, The Sandman: Season of Mists (Vol 4) by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: Fables & Reflections (Vol 6) by Neil Gaiman, John Constantine, Hellblazer: The Gift (Vol 24) by Mike Carey and John Constantine, Hellblazer: India (Vol 32) by Peter Milligan.

I still feel that e-books are not, somehow, as real as actual paper books that I can touch and stroke and smell and slip bookmarks into and slide into place on my shelf. And pretty books have a charm all their own. Yes, one shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but what if you know a book is really nice and a limited edition with a gorgeous cover comes out?

Anyway, I once bought an NIV Bible just because it had a pretty denim cover. XD (and it was more expensive than my Zondervan KJV Bible despite being a quarter of the size) yes yes I know, Aziraphale was an angel, but he also worshipped books, shush :P

So yes, despite the fact that I already have the Sandman comics in CBR format, I plan to one day own all four real Absolute Sandman volumes, plus the lovely bookends. I'm also hoping to get all the Lucifer volumes. And of course I'd love to own all the Hellblazer volumes, but I think I may need a new bookcase at this rate. XD Especially if I want to own all the Discworld books too - I have the entire set as e-books, but less than fifteen actual DW books. A bookcase made of sapient pearwood would be awesome. 8D

Sigh. I don't want money for its own sake. To me money = books. XD Reminds me of an incident in one of the malls of Dubai, when we were all walking back to the carpark after yet another day spent shopping. My uncle had just surprised me with a huge, gorgeous book, The Treasures of Ancient Egypt by Jaromir Malek. I had seen it in the bookshop earlier but the price tag had scared me off, and I was over the moon with joy when a short while later he handed a bag to me saying it was my Christmas present and I pulled that very book out.

So we were walking towards the escalators leading to the carpark when we passed Tiffany and Co, and my uncle pointed to it and commented, "You know, most girls would want gifts from there instead."

Me: *still hugging the book to my chest* Well, I'm not most girls. Anyway, you should be happy, books are cheaper than diamonds.

Uncle: *laughs* Yes, well. Whenever I go to the US my female friends always jokingly ask for something from Tiffany and Co.

Me: That's silly. I mean, noone's going to look at my neck and see what brand my necklace is.

Uncle: That's an interesting point of view. And true.

I'm supposed to not be attached to materialistic things, as a Hindu, but I am far too attached to my books and I want more. XD It's lucky there isn't a Commandment saying Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's books.

... come to think of it, I have a dreadful fondness for tartan - like most Good Omens fangirls, at least - and call people 'dear'... I'm doomed. And astonishingly happy about it.
sivaroobini: (Angel)

This was meant to be posted for my birthday; it was meant to be a tiny drabble looking at my RP character Belial, [livejournal.com profile] lordofsin , when he was still an angel. It grew and grew and I only finished it in August. I posted it as his LJ here, but somehow never got around to posting it here at my own LJ as I had originally meant to.

A/N: A huge thank-you to [livejournal.com profile] steadfast  and [livejournal.com profile] sunflower_mynah  for betaing!

I apologise for the italics; it was originally meant to be a very short piece with brief flashbacks and then grew into this. And when I tried switching the formatting, it insisted on being in italics. Untitled for now, but suggestions welcome!

PG13 perhaps, for religious/mature themes. I'm horrible at ratings.

Disclaimer: Carasel and Saraquael are the property of Neil Gaiman in his Murder Mysteries, as is the concept of the Hall of Being and the Silver City, and Gadre'el is my take on Crowley from Neil Gaiman's and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens. Aziraphale makes a tiny cameo too. Otherwise, all angels mentioned are my own takes on Biblical characters.


It would have been inaccurate to say that Belial had never meant to Fall; he had. He just hadn’t known what it was like, at the time; what it would feel like, what it entailed. What he would Fall from.  )



sivaroobini: (Lorien o Arda)

From [livejournal.com profile] vnfan !

Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you've read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Note that the wording is "will always stick with you" which I'm going to say does not mean favorite, which we've done before. It could, in theory, be something horrible that you hated, but can't shake off.

As far as I'm concerned, comics/graphic novels count as books. Especially if they're by Neil Gaiman or Mike Carey. Also, I cheated by putting quite a lot of series there. XD

1. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
2. Harry Potter (series) by JK Rowling
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
5. The Chronicles of Narnia (series) by CS Lewis
6. River God by Wilbur Smith
7. I don't remember the title of this very very thin yellow volume for young readers, but it was about the Norse myth of Loki and Baldur.
8. The Sandman (series) by Neil Gaiman
9. The Famous Five (series) by Enid Blyton
10. Everworld: Discover the Destroyer by KA Applegate (I think. It has been years since I looked at that book)
11. What Katy Did (series) by Susan Coolidge
12. Little Women (series) by Louisa May Alcott
13. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
14. Ramses (series) by Christian Jacq
15. Lucifer (series) by Mike Carey

It's really hard to cut myself off at 15 minutes because I have a huge bookworm and I will freely admit that I like showing off my reading list. I'm always glad to see someone else with similar lists and will gladly talk books with them. If you've read this, I'd like to see your list. Consider yourself tagged! :D

Regarding 7 - I found that book in a cupboard together with my audiobooks (as a kid, I had a lot of those book-plus-cassette combos) when I was very small (preschool, I think, or maybe kindergarten). The book was REALLY thin, a very simplified version, but none of the emotion was lost and I found myself weeping for Baldur and absolutely HATING Loki for killing him, and the old woman who refused to weep for him. (Later on I came across versions in which it was either Loki or Hel pretending to be the old woman, but I don't remember whether or not this book just had the old woman as a separate character or not. Since I remember wishing that I could make the old woman cry, it probably stopped there.) I suppose Loki was the first character I truly hated as a child. XD

Regarding 10 - That book is on there because it stays with me, but NOT because I like it. In retrospect, and with the help of Google, I think that had I discovered it in the past couple of years, I would have liked it. As a very young child, however, I was probably a little too young for it. I found myself drawn in by it, but at the same time I was rather uncomfortable with a lot of it. I found it in a bookshelf and it was probably my brother's, but I had found it in my parents' room, so perhaps it had been confiscated from him.

It was certainly a lot darker than the usual things I read at that time - I believe it started with the main characters having their hearts taken away, pulled out of their chests, and replaced by rubies by Nidhoggr - and while I recognised the names of Loki and Huitzilopochtli and a few others, and the satyrs and nymphs, at the time I had not yet read enough to catch all the mythological references like Nidhoggr himself, or the Celtic fairies and the cauldron of the Daghda. Years later, as I read more mythology, I wondered why these names sounded familiar before realising that I had indeed read about them before. But as I said, when I read Everworld: Discover the Destroyer at that age, I was unable to catch all the references, and things like David's obsession with Senna, and Chris's jokes, and a lot of other things about the young adult (I think) characters, made me feel slightly uneasy. At the same time, as I said, I was strangely drawn in by the book and read it a few times over some years, but it was a sort of love/hate relationship. I think I gave it away later. I know some of you are not fans of the 'you're too young for this book' idea, but I honestly think I was too young for that book, at that time, and I wish I could have discovered it now instead.

sivaroobini: (Angel)

I've been meaning to post this here for a month.

Notes: Gabriel is my roleplay character as seen at [livejournal.com profile] cattygabriel ; he is pretty much an original character based on the Bible, angelology research, Good Omens and Neil Gaiman in general. Lucifer is also somewhat original; he's my take on the Devil, based on the Bible, research*, Neil Gaiman and the Lucifer comics. Sultana too is a minor OC, though her name was taken from Jean Sasson's Princess.

*I like the Persian legend that Lucifer fell because he loved God so much that he couldn't bow before anyone else. So he refused to bow before Adam, and we all know what happened next. I also see this as having taken place a very long time ago.



Contrary to popular belief, the desert was not always a land of blistering heat and scorching sands... )


Reviews and concrit would be appreciated. <3


Feb. 10th, 2010 10:04 pm
sivaroobini: (Armageddon)

Today I had to leave my library club meeting early (well, all the important things and admin stuff were over and we were just preparing things for events over the next few weeks) and rush to the Toa Payoh MRT station to meet my sister at 5 because it was an emergency. (I got there at 4.30, she got there at about 5.10)

The emergency: She, her friend Andy and I were going to watch Legion. 8D

And lemme tell you, it was AWESOME. Alright, so it was more of an action/horror movie, which is usually not my thing, and they should have been able to use angelic powers or something instead of relying so much on the guns, but hey, it was cool. :P

For starters, we actually had the entire theatre to ourselves! It was amazing. We talked and laughed at a normal volume instead of hushed voices, rested our feet against the seats in front of us, bickered over the delicious popcorn, laughed our heads off and did not have to be distracted by things like other people talking at crucial plot points or babies crying. We just distracted each other. ;) Watching a movie with Andy and my sister means lots of extra commentary; near the end, one of Andy's jokes made me literally spit out a mouthful of Sprite, spraying it all over the seats in front of me. :X I sincerely hope they managed to clean it off. My sister loves making me laugh when I'm drinking at home because I cannot control my laughter. >.<

And Michael was kickass. I've been a Michael fangirl for ages, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] steadfast 's awesome version, but this version was different - rather like my version of Gabriel, [livejournal.com profile] cattygabriel , in fact - and still different and awesome. I loved the scene when Michael tells Jeep (though really, who names their son Jeep?! O.o) about how much he loves humans, how he was the first to bow to them back when He first created them (which reminded me of Lucifer refusing to bow before such inferior beings) and how he's watched them basically destroy themselves over the millennia, and yet there are some who cling to faith and hope. Even if it hadn't been like my own Gabriel, it was a really touching scene. ^_^

His utter calm in the face of practically everything also rather reminded me of the Michael from DC Comics' Lucifer, in fact. And the things coming after them... I thought they were demons, at first, but then Michael said they were angels. O_O That old lady, and the two kids... my sister says she's never hugging our grandma again. xD Thankfully ice-cream trucks aren't exactly common here. As Andy said, "If that's Heaven, I'd hate to see what Hell coming after them would be like."

I've always associated angels with flaming swords, but seeing Michael come out with two really cool guns and start blasting was A.W.E.S.O.M.E. And he kicked ass at hand to hand combat too, but the gun scenes were seriously amazing. I loved the bazooka bit as well.

Gabriel, however, made me facepalm - why does everyone make Gabriel out to be the villain? >.< First the Hellblazer comics and the movie version (Constantine), then the Lucifer comics, and now this. He's always portrayed as a self-righteous arse and a Snob with a capital S. I literally groaned when Michael, near the end, had a sword pressed to his throat and then spares him and Gabriel says something like, "Why did you show me mercy? I would have none for you," because, seriously, Gabriel IS the Angel of Mercy. I have done my research. :P But freaking hell, his wings and his fighting were COOL. My jaw dropped. And oh, Michael's seriously cool dagger. And his sword. *sigh*

For my eighteenth birthday, this July, I want Michael's dagger, his sword, and his wings. xD My sister can keep Paul Bettany himself, she was fangirling enough in the theatre.


Dec. 31st, 2009 04:57 pm
sivaroobini: (Booty Cat)

So I got my [livejournal.com profile] go_exchange gift, HERE, and it is AMAZING!!! My Secret Santa gave me a crossover fic with Issue 50 (if I recall correctly) of DC Comics: Lucifer! And it is so beautiful! After I find out who it was, they'll get a fic from me to say thank you.

And the other Secret Santa who gave me six months of paid time for my [livejournal.com profile] cattygabriel  account turned out to be Uriel-mun, aka [livejournal.com profile] divine_tempest , who is absolutely wonderful and wins my undying devotion!

Also, I know I promised a GO/HP crossover fic a few days ago, for Christmas, but my beta Jen and I are still editing it; we found some unforeseen inconsistencies. :( Sorry, June, but it looks like you'll be getting a New Year's gift instead of a Christmas gift from me. I'm beginning to wonder if I accidentally smoked something while writing it. :\

Oh, and tonight, the night of December 31st, there will be a blue moon! A blue moon actually occurs when there are two full moons in one month. The second full moon is the blue moon, and if I recall correctly it only happens once every 19 years. So everyone, go check out this phenomenon and ring in the New Year with champagne under a blue moon! *toasts everyone with her glass of nonalcoholic sparkling apple cider*
sivaroobini: (Dream)

On Saturday night, I finished reading DC Comics: Lucifer. IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME.

And, I admit, I cried. I literally cried when reading the second last issue, when Elaine sort of says goodbye to Mona. I know it wasn't actually a goodbye, Elaine said that stuff about even death not being able to separate them and all and she's still there, but still. I read that, and I remembered the stuff they went through to stay together, and I cried. I cried some issues earlier too, when a certain angel (it's so hard not to spoil it xD) died. :S And oh dear Someone, the last issue. Lucifer himself. The ending. It was so sad and sweet and perfect. I had a lump in my throat.

I'd been rooting for Lucifer throughout this series, inwardly celebrating when he appeared, smiling at his AWESOMENESS and how cool and calm he is and how he somehow always manages to hold all the cards, and even if he isn't he pulls an ace out of nowhere... I was so tense and worried for him at several points, reaching out to touch the screen, and at other times I was just sitting there and grinning stupidly and relievedly. I even went, "AWWWW" a few times, usually if Mazikeen was involved (and man, she is SO COOL). The last few issues were so tense they had me gripping the edge of my chair and biting my lip. And as I have said, the ending, though sad, really was perfect. :S

I am such a huge fan of the Devil now it's crazy. xD But really... just read one issue and try not to be won over by Lucifer. He's just that charming, somehow. And he's capable of love! I mean, they never say it outright but they do hint so it's open to interpretation so I say he is. :P It's like Sesshomaru and Rin in Inuyasha, except it's a different kind of love, obviously. XD

Many, many thanks to the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] grace_descends for giving me the opportunity to read this amazing series. And kudos to writer Mike Carey for taking the source material from Neil Gaiman's mind-blowing Sandman series and expanding it into this masterpiece.

Of course, ultimately it all comes back to Neil Gaiman, who created the original version of this Lucifer in The Sandman (and probably in Murder Mysteries - when I asked him about his view on Lucifer when he was here and brought up the different ways he'd portrayed Lucifer, he mentioned that MM-Lucifer was very similar to and could almost be considered backstory for Sandman-Lucifer), the character that inspired the spinoff mini-series The Sandman Presents: Lucifer and hence his own series. All hail Gaiman. 8D

Next: a lot of role-players I met at comms like [livejournal.com profile] sixwordstories either played in the Supernatural fandom or had friends in it and often referenced it. They don't broadcast it on Singapore channels and we only just got cable last month, so I never saw the first few seasons and while I knew there was two brothers called Sam and Dean Winchester, that was about it. xD It was only through role-play that I learned that characters like Castiel, Alastair and Ruby existed too (and went, "OMG ANGELS AND DEMONS!" *geek*). My interest was definitely piqued, and then I joined the [livejournal.com profile] synechist community. Knowing that you'll be playing not only with characters whose muns are all SPN fans and heavily influenced by it, but with characters like the Winchesters, Alastair, Castiel, Ruby and so on themselves, definitely makes you want to learn more about the fandom, especially since their roleplay fascinated me.

Long story short: I finally saw my first episode of Supernatural tonight, years after the rest of the world. xP It was Episode 10 of Season 4, Heaven and Hell. And I am already hooked. xD My inner angel!geek is nearly crying for joy. Thank Manchester for cable TV. ;)

Oh, and I started reading Wuthering Heights today in preparation for English Lit next year, because my teacher insisted we come prepared. I'm already on page 172, and I actually like it. :D Back when I was about nine, I'd picked up a copy of Wuthering Heights after having read and loved Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Sense and Sensibility (in order of reading, starting from when I was eight). Obviously I liked the classics and the language used even then, but for some reason I found Wuthering Heights so damn dry that I simply couldn't get past the first page or two. So I was dreading it.

Thankfully, seven or eight years later, I can't wait to find out what happens next. 8D Admittedly, I can't stand either Catherine or Heathcliff. But it's strangely compelling, and they do have their moments (although Catherine is long dead by this point in the book xD).

I've actually put Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, which I am about a quarter of the way through, on hold for Wuthering Heights. The ending had better not be a disappointment. xP

And again, all hail Satan Lucifer. ;)


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