[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]
It is Hallowe'en! Aka Samhain, All Hallows Eve, Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead and so on. It's even one of the Ancient Egyptian feast days of Bast, Sekhmet and Ra.
Sigh, I wish Halloween was a bigger event here. I'd LOVE to don a costume and scary makeup and have fun with friends, but when I asked Mum if I could just have a Halloween party at home, with costumes and friends and scary movies, she was like, "And invite trouble?" She seems to think it'll attract evil spirits or something. Augh. ><
So as usual, I simply lit a candle (scented, this year!) and put it in the skeletal-hand candleholder I think of as my Hand of Glory.
Also, on Saturday I was going to a friend's house and stopped to run an errand first (had to buy my tickets for a horror writing workshop), and met a zombie at the mall! :D He kindly agreed to pose for a picture instead of eating my brains.
... yes, I look far too happy to be standing next to a zombie.
I will end with icon-quotes from one of my favourite chapters of The Shoebox Project, involving a very... interactive Halloween.
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,
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
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.
So sunflower_mynah linked me to this lovely 30-day book meme at book_memes , and I'll be doing it. :D
- A fictional character you identify with and why
This is actually a pretty hard one. XD I think I share traits with many characters, and some years ago I'd probably have given you a long list of characters I thought I identified with, but now... I really don't know.
Hmm. Maybe Aziraphale from Good Omens? We both have what would probably be called an awfully outdated fashion sense (I'd like to think that I'm not nearly as bad, though... and since my two-week paid trial expired, my two Adam Lambert icons have replaced two of my GO icons, so I can't use this icon for this post; it'd have been fitting), we both worship books, particularly rare and/or old ones, we both call people "dear", and I have a dreadful fondness for tartan. Also... between Aziraphale and Crowley, it seems like Crowley's actually the more optimistic one while Aziraphale seems to have the more jaded view of humanity; Crowley's the one who has to go and get drunk for a week after seeing the Spanish Inquisition. While I am constantly shocked by what humanity's capable of, overall I do tend to take a more pessimistic view of it. XD However, I do prefer cocoa to tea.
There's also Remus J Lupin from Harry Potter, to some extent. Mostly because of the chocolate and books. XD Also, maybe it's just me reading too much into things and forcing my head!canon onto him, but it seemed to me that sometimes he couldn't quite get why he was a Marauder, why the popular James Potter and Sirius Black cared so much about him; he didn't see what he had to offer people, and we see that repeated later on with Tonks (putting aside my inner Remus/Sirius fangirl and my slashy reasons for that). And sometimes I, too, wonder (in a good way, usually) why my friends are here, what they see in me, what I can offer them.
And of course, from the same fandom, there's also Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood. Hermione for obvious reasons - I'm also a huge bookworm and I think all the answers to everything can be found in books/the library (or Google), and I'd like to think I'm as loyal to my friends as she is. I'm not always very logical, though, and I'm only a top student for certain subjects that I enjoy, like English/GP/Lit. And I am a proud nerd; with certain subjects, I genuinely enjoy learning and will voluntarily read more about them for fun.
... I'd pat down pre-Azkaban Sirius Black. Yum.
Edit: Okay, they changed the question. o_O Yesterday it was "If you were the TSA at Hogwarts, which character would you pat down and why?"
He is, after all, my dream man. A day will not be enough, but if it's all I get, then I'll take it.
I'd like to meet Remus Lupin, Aziraphale, Crowley, James Potter, Lily Evans, Aragorn, Frodo, Sam, Gandalf, Faramir, Shadow, Anansi, Nobody Owens, Silas, Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, Agnes Nitt, Tiffany Aching, DEATH, Morpheus/Dream, Sandman Death, Hob Gadling, Lucifer (from Lucifer), Mazikeen Morningstar, Elaine Belloc, my own Gabriel, Elizabeth Bennet, and a whole bunch of characters, but the first person who came to my mind was Sirius.
Wow. It's been months, more than a year, since I wrote any Harry Potter fanfiction. O.o The last HP thing I wrote was Starry Night, in late 2008.
This fic has no title because I really could not think of one, so reviews, concrit and suggestions would be much appreciated.
Disclaimer: Aziraphale, Crowley and the bookshop are the property of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, in the fabulous Good Omens. Remus Lupin and all other recognizable Harry Potter characters belong to JK Rowling.
A/N: I realize Aziraphale might seem a little OOC towards the end, so here’s my explanation; I feel that angels and demons, or at least Aziraphale and Crowley, can sense if you’re about to die. In that sort of situation, there’s surely no harm in Aziraphale revealing what he is, to give a moment of peace and faith to the person (and I also think that people close to death can sense that sort of thing anyway). Also, for some reason, in my head!canon the Lupins are lapsed Catholics.
A gift to my dear friend June, aka nevermore_1106 !
( For as long as he can remember, Remus Lupin has been coming to Mr. Fell's bookshop. )
As I said, there are still aspects of this I'm not happy with, and my beta isn't much of a HP fan, so concrit would be much appreciated.
A belated New Year's gift for a dear friend,m_erechyn . It's called Starry Night and is about the Marauders.
Harry Potter belongs to Warner Bros, Scholastic, Bloomsbury, Heyday/1498 films, JK Rowling and Raincoat books. I don't lay any claim to it. Really, if I owned Sirius...
Author's Note: Since my dad's a member of The Astronomical Society of Singapore, we often go on little stargazing trips, but that's hard due to the light pollution in urban Singapore. We could drive to Malaysia, or we could take a cheaper but no less fun option and take a ferry to a tiny island used as a landfill called Pulau Semakau, just off the coast, where the lack of urbanisation means no light pollution. We get the fun of a campout plus an astronomy session.
This was thus inspired by one of those trips, and written by starlight and torchlight on a camp stool, as every now and then I craned my neck or lay back on the ground to take in the sight of the multitudes of stars, especially my favourite section of sky, the bit with Orion the hunter and his two hunting dogs, not to mention my favourite star Sirius. Now, on with the story! That is, if anyone actually bothered to read this.
( Click to read one of my personal favourites among my oneshots )
Similarities tom_erechyn 's of the night are purely accidental, although I highly recommend it.
I made a Twilight icon with a picture of the Cullens I found on Yahoo Image Search! And I shall try making more. This is simple, really, (simply added text) but I wanted a Twilight icon for my LJ very badly. :D
It has (in order from left) Emmett Cullen, Rosalie Hale, Esme Cullen, Edward Cullen (the hot guy in the foreground), Carlisle Cullen, Alice Cullen and Jasper Hale. :D
This short little bit of nonsense fluff was penned around midnight between the 12th and 13th of June, then lost and forgotten about.
It's a gift for my dear friend m_erechyn, who is an absolutely wonderful, awesome author and an even more wonderful (if it's possible) friend, who truly touched me with her gift of a beautiful oneshot about Remus and Sirius.
Disclaimer: I own no part of the Harry Potter universe. I mean, really, if I owned Sirius, I certainly wouldn't be in the study right now. BTW, I know that purebloods like the Blacks would rather have had portraits than 'Muggle' photographs, but for the sake of the narrative, let's say they decided to see what all the fuss was about - anyway, the film is developed in potion. :D
Reviews would be loved. :D
Summary: How do you define friendship?
Disclaimer: I own no part of the Potterverse. Not even Sirius. *sob* If I owned him I'd be spending my time in more productive ways then typing fanfic.
Dedicated to my good friend Minu, who's going through a bit of a rough patch right now. I hope you feel better now, Minu - Malayalee punk rockers should be a bit more cheerful than that! ((sorry guys, private joke))
So? Review please! Concrit is welcome!
I wrote a oneshot about Lily Evans and James Potter when I was bored in school but just got around to posting it. Here it is!
Disclaimer: I own no part of the Harry Potter universe. Seriously, if I did, would I be sitting here in a musty room typing fanfiction?!