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... )
~*~
sivaroobini: (Egypt)
For [livejournal.com profile] _silverfox, who chose the prompt ‘Cat’ on my writing meme. This is a loose prequel to the Triangle prompt fill, where I wrote about the Plagues of Egypt. Since tomorrow (Oct 31st) is, in addition to being Samhain/Halloween, also one of Bast's feast days (although she shares this one with Sekhmet and Ra) I thought this was a fitting time to post this. :D Although please note that the Festival of Bubastis would have taken place in middle April.
 
Historical/mythological notes: While Bubastis reached its peak during the 22nd Dynasty, the Plagues were believed to have taken place during the reign of Ramses II, of the 19th Dynasty; I rather doubt Gabriel and Bast had talked things out by then, so this takes place sometime during the early 18th dynasty.  Since the entrance hall, festival hall and hypostyle hall of the Temple of Bast were only built during the 22nd Dynasty, most of the celebration here is outdoors. Tanis did indeed have a famous royal wine-producing estate, known as ‘Preserver of Kemet’ (though admittedly I don’t know if it was actually during this time period). Maahes is a leonine Nubian war god who was assimilated into the Egyptian pantheon and considered Bast’s son. And there is actually very little evidence supporting large-scale Hebrew slavery, so I avoid referring to them as a nation of slaves here.
 
Meme: Cat aka Bubastis, 1400BC
 
It should be made very clear that Gabriel was not drunk... )
 
~*~

sivaroobini: (Angel)
Yes, yes, so the previous chapter was posted in DECEMBER 2009. I had exams and this chapter was hard! :P I've been poking at it on and off since then.

(Disclaimers: The Silver City is my take on the one introduced by Gaiman in his Sandman series and short story Murder Mysteries. Gabriel, whom I claimed for this [livejournal.com profile] fanfic100 challenge, is mentioned by name in Good Omens, where it’s implied that he is Aziraphale’s supervisor, but other than that I am taking free rein with the appearances and personalities of him and the other archangels. Aziraphael and Gadre’el are my take on what Aziraphale and Crowley were like in Heaven before the Fall; they are the property of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
 
Thanks to my dear beta Jen/[livejournal.com profile] steadfast for helping with ideas, editing and the idea for the Michael-Gabriel dynamic. (Michael is inspired by Jen’s version and she has no objection to my borrowing him.)
 
Additional Note: Uriel is Presider over Thunder and Terror while Gabriel is Prince of Ice and Thunder; here, I explore my idea of the story behind this.
 
Chapter 2: Prompt 021 – Friends.
 
 
Gabriel laughed at the feeling of the wind ruffling his feathers, looping in the air and luxuriating in the pure joy of flight, of the feel of wind against hair and skin and feathers... )


Reviews would be lovely. <3
 
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

Short story

Aug. 9th, 2011 12:04 am
sivaroobini: (Isis)

Featuring the Plagues of Egypt!

For Yubi/[livejournal.com profile] starspiritgate /[livejournal.com profile] misterbkeele who requested the prompt Triangle on the writing meme. (Also posted this at Gabriel's journal, here.) <3 I'm afraid that try as I might, the only thing I could think of for 'Triangle' was a pyramid. Which led to this; I've been working on it for a year. Tried my damndest to at least get a view of the pyramids in here (spent ages trying to figure out what time of the year this was so I could tell if the royal court was in Waset/Thebes or Memphis, because the Giza pyramids should be visible from Memphis), but then I remembered Ramses' capital was Pi-Ramses, so Giza would not be visible. So I thought, "To Hell with this, I'll just stick an obelisk in there."

   Archaeological evidence shows that the Egyptians did indeed have large soft pillows; as for Amonherkhopshef, I’ve taken liberties with his character, basing it upon that of Kha-em-Waset, Ramses’ firstborn son in Christian Jacq’s Ramses series. (Historically, it was Amonherkhopshef who was Ramses’ eldest son, not Kha. And Ramses outlived both of them.) Also, given how long-lived Ramses and Moses were and how young Egyptians married, I do believe that Amonherkhopshef would have been in his late teens at the least during the Plagues, aka an adult by Egyptian standards. 

Also, in my writing, my Gabriel spent quite a lot of time in Egypt during his travels and he and the goddess Bast were good friends. The Plagues strained that friendship, to put it lightly.

Meme: Triangle

 

…I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt... )

 


~*~


Any ideas for a decent title? :D
sivaroobini: (Angel)

I thought angelology was bad - either there are a bunch of resources that copy one another or the sources all contradict one another. And it's hard to find something that's not aimed at the New Age crowd and involves crystals and phases of the moon and candles of particular colours that need to be burnt with particular scented oils to summon angels or whatever.

Demonology is even worse because I can't seem to find enough information that doesn't seem like it was written by spelling-challenged emo teenage pseudo-Satanists, or conversely, is not from a religious site on how we must all fight the temptation of these purely evil beings.  (Although this site made me laugh out loud; clearly someone has been watching far too much Supernatural instead of working on their spelling...) I see the same old quotes from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Paradise Lost and other sources I'm familiar with, and I found some interesting new sources, but... it seems like there isn't as much available info as there is for angelology. At least I don't have to deal with Doreen Virtue PhD's Angel Tarot cards or instructions on how to send letters to Gabriel.

  All I want is a name for Belial's assistant, damn it.

Cut for characterisation and research woes )

Oh, by the way, I now have a part-time job. :D My friend Gena works at this shop called JU-AN which sells clothes (mostly cheongsams or Oriental-style clothing - Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese) and jewellery (jade and other crystals :D) and stuff, and she recommended me to her boss. I had an interview and filled out the paperwork and she seemed happy with me, but I said I couldn't commit to anything today since my dad wanted me to tell him about it when I came home and then we'd discuss it and decide, so I came home and talked to my dad about it and he agreed. Called the bosslady (apparently that's what they call her!) and she said she'd call me back with a schedule, since that stuff isn't fixed. So if it all works out, I will be able to afford more books! :D And being able to work with Gena makes up for the fact that I couldn't get a job at a bookstore.
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)

Written for this writing challenge.

 Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] sunflower_mynah  for betaing! <3

 
Snowman 

  

Winter is death, you think, but for us winter is life... )

 

 

Sivaroobini Kalaimani

17th/18th January 2011.

 

Snegourka the Snow Maiden, if you're curious about the reference.

This is one of the very few original pieces I've written that does not involve angels and is not part of a bigger arc, so reviews/concrit would be appreciated. <3

sivaroobini: (Armageddon)

Written for this writing challenge.

Warning[s]: It's dark-ish, and is about the Apocalypse.

A New Year

  

The end happens in winter. )

 

 *


Sivaroobini Kalaimani

19th December 2010

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: (Angel)

Edit: EEK. There was a huge and embarrassing typo in the Subject field, as I had been in a huge hurry. People, if you see a typo, PLEASE TELL ME.

The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] grace_descends , aka Lucifer, requested this prompt for this meme. I hope you like it, dear! <3

Betaed for me by [livejournal.com profile] sunflower_mynah . <3

 The song of the Host is inspired by the Music of the Ainur in JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. God’s [first] question and Lucifer’s [first] answer are adapted from the Qur’an.

 Are You Challenging Me?
  

 

Bow before him. )

 

sivaroobini: (Angel)

So I roleplay the Archangel Gabriel as [livejournal.com profile] cattygabriel , and I'm doing a writing meme for him here.

[livejournal.com profile] rhaeii , aka [livejournal.com profile] halosphere , requested the prompt Tears, and the resultant fic, betaed for me by the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] steadfast  aka [livejournal.com profile] angelofawesome /[livejournal.com profile] stillnotfallen , is one I'm rather proud of. So I'm also posting it here. <3

Warning: dark subject matter, mentions of torture and rape, slight religious themes.

Meme - Tears

   

It is warm and humid, and the heat is not helped by the huge bonfire burning in the middle of the town... )



Feedback/concrit is as always much appreciated! <3

 


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.

Aidilfitri

  

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

 ~*~

Reviews and concrit would be appreciated. <3

sivaroobini: (Ineffable)

Disclaimer: The characterisations of Michael, Raphael and Uriel belong to [livejournal.com profile] steadfast , as seen in her fabulous fic Manchester Lost (and the sequel Paradise Thwarted). Zizi is her take on Aziraphale, creation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Gabriel is my own character ( I roleplay him as [livejournal.com profile] cattygabriel ; it just happened that he insults Michael almost like the way Jen's does. One can't help it, with Michael being the way he is xD), and Lucifer is mostly mine, but with a little bit of input from Jen.

A huge thank-you to [livejournal.com profile] sunflower_mynah  and [livejournal.com profile] steadfast  for betaing! <3

 

Bedtime Stories

 

 

Night didn’t exist yet, not as it would come to be known, but the soft glow of Heaven was muted... )

 

 

sivaroobini: (Armageddon)

Well, the Valentine's Day flowers are dying and the Chinese New Year hong baos are being spent. I bring fic!

I  first mentioned Primoris in this post, which had the first study piece I wrote for him; he is a somewhat original role-play character for the Sandman fandom, being the first nightmare ever created. I enjoy playing him because I get to go inside characters' minds, pull out their deepest fears and manifest them. Then I torment them and feed off their fear. :D


Deception

 

Pause. Turn, slowly... )

 


sivaroobini: (Aziraphale Crowley snow)
Title: Memos from the Messenger
Summary: Of the overall series - The life of the Archangel Gabriel, from his creation right up to the Apocalypse.
Of this installment - In the beginning, the archangels were created.
Prompt 001 - Beginnings.

Disclaimers: The Silver City is my take on the one introduced by Gaiman in his Sandman series and short story Murder Mysteries. Gabriel, whom I claimed for this fanfic100 challenge, is mentioned by name in Good Omens, where it’s implied that he is Aziraphale’s supervisor, but other than that I am taking free rein with the appearances and personalities of him and the other archangels. Aziraphael and Gadre’el are my take on what Aziraphale and Crowley were like in Heaven before the Fall; they are the property of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

Thanks to my dear beta Jen for helping with ideas, editing and the idea for the Michael-Gabriel interaction, and to my best friend Lakshmi for being supportive.

Chapter 1: Prompt 001 – Beginnings.

In the beginning... )


Feedback/concrit would be loved. <3 Next installment: Prompt 021 - Friends.

For some reason it won't let me edit this entry in HTML O.o so here's the link to the prompt table: sirius-luva.livejournal.com/34881.html
sivaroobini: (Lorien o Arda)

I have already written and had edited the first chapter (and am halfway through the second) of my [livejournal.com profile] fanfic100  project, titled Memos from the Messenger - thanks to [livejournal.com profile] steadfast  for being my betamuse and to [livejournal.com profile] lumelle  for the title! I'll post the first chapter once I'm done with this post, and then edit in the link. Let's hope I remember to return here to add each new chapter to the table as I write, and that the HTML doesn't mess with me. 8D

001.Beginnings.002.Middles.003.Ends.004.Insides.005.Outsides.
006.Hours.007.Days.008.Weeks.009.Months.010.Years.
011.Red.012.Orange.013.Yellow.014.Green.015.Blue.
016.Purple.017.Brown.018.Black.019.White.020.Colourless.
021.Friends.022.Enemies.023.Lovers.024.Family.025.Strangers.
026.Teammates.027.Parents.028.Children.029.Birth.030.Death.
031.Sunrise.032.Sunset.033.Too Much.034.Not Enough.035.Sixth Sense.
036.Smell.037.Sound.038.Touch.039.Taste.040.Sight.
041.Shapes.042.Triangle.043.Square.044.Circle.045.Moon.
046.Star.047.Heart.048.Diamond.049.Club.050.Spade.
051.Water.052.Fire.053.Earth.054.Air.055.Spirit.
056.Breakfast.057.Lunch.058.Dinner.059.Food.060.Drink.
061.Winter.062.Spring.063.Summer.064.Fall.065.Passing.
066.Rain.067.Snow.068.Lightening.069.Thunder.070.Storm.
071.Broken.072.Fixed.073.Light.074.Dark.075.Shade.
076.Who?077.What?078.Where?079.When?080.Why?
081.How?082.If.083.And.084.He.085.She.
086.Choices.087.Life.088.School.089.Work.090.Home.
091.Birthday.092.Christmas.093.Thanksgiving.094.Independence.095.New Year.
096.Writer‘s Choice.097.Writer‘s Choice.098.Writer‘s Choice.099.Writer‘s Choice.100.Writer‘s Choice.


Edit: I realise that my layout, being rather narrow, prevents you from seeing the whole table. :\ I suppose you could either try adding 'viewstyle=mine' into the URL to view this entry in your own journal layout or just use the tags system, since anything I write for this should be under the memos from the messenger tag; meanwhile I'll keep an eye out to see if any other journal layouts make me fall in love with them as I did with this.
sivaroobini: (Booty Cat)
I got an e-mail a few hours ago.


fanfic100_admin (fanfic100_admin) replied to a comment you left in a LiveJournal post. The comment they replied to was:
Name of Fandom: Good Omens
What your Fandom is: A book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
What you are claiming: The Archangel Gabriel
What your claim is: Character

Their reply was:
Subject: Re: FANFIC100 CLAIM
Thank you. Your claim will be added to the table shortly. Sorry for the delay




I swear, when I saw this I literally went, "AAAAHH!" in excitement. I had this humungous grin on my face. Then I called my best friend and talked at her (yes, at) about this for a couple hours. Being my best friend, she was nearly as excited about it as I was. I'd been worried that they might not accept it as Gabriel's name is mentioned ONCE in the book.

And then I began to panic after the initial elation. I had had some ideas, vague plot bunnies running about in my head, but now that I've been accepted, evidently Elmer (or Elmo?) Fudd has been on a 'kill the wabbit' rampage in there. My mind has gone completely blank. I KNEW I should have written them down somewhere. At least the title's on a tiny Post-it somewhere under a pile of junk on my table.

I don't know if you're reading this, [livejournal.com profile] lumelle , but your fanfic100 set, A Hundred White Feathers, has sort of set a standard to follow, to me at least.

*raises glass* Here's to the excitement, headaches, frustration, relief, knotty plot points and characters, typos, drama, crushed papers and HTML buggery I foresee as I take on the task of writing a hundred short stories about Gabriel, the Strength of God.



(Why, yes, I made that myself. ^_^)
sivaroobini: (Default)
Another short Gabriel-centric fic I wrote a few days ago.

Summary: Gabriel's thoughts during the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. When God wants to punish someone, He sends angels. These beings are full of light and love, but they have blood on their hands.

Judgment

The Archangel Gabriel flies above the cities on the plain... )

~*~

Sivaroobini Kalaimani
3rd December 2009

*sigh*

Oct. 11th, 2009 12:18 am
sivaroobini: (Crowley inner turmoil)

One more exam to go... Tamil Literature Paper 2 on Wednesday, and then in the next two days I will have to clean the large house, bake some snacks, and do henna for myself, my sister, and my friend who wants to learn (she is Chinese) before Deepavali on the 17th.

And I also have a HUGE reading list for after the exams, involving the entirety of DC Comics: Lucifer, the collected works of Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen's Emma and Northanger Abbey, Titania Hardie's The Rose Labyrinth, Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol, Milton's Paradise Lost...

Also, I have bitten off more than I can chew for the Good Omens Holiday Exchange 2009, methinks. Note to self: Next year, do not get overexcited about the new fandoms you have discovered and stick every single thing in the 'What you're willing to write' field. If you want to add cameos from Dream or Delirium or John Constantine or Shadow or Odin or Gabriel, then just add them in while writing. Don't advertise it in the application.

Obviously, I am pretty excited about my prompt, as I was last year (this is only my second time participating). I love writing. It's just that thus far, most of my work is oneshots. Fluffy oneshots, at that. My two longest works are Recuperation and Cassandra's Prophecy, which are also probably the only things that actually have an actual setting-buildup-climax-winding down sort of proper plot. Any chaptered works I attempted are abandoned.

And now I am working on a prompt/assignment that calls for plot things, and cameos and crossovers/settings within a certain 'verse (I don't know the recipient, so I doubt she'll be seeing this, and anyway I'm trying to be vague). Now, while I am obviously familiar with most of those canons I have never actually properly written for them before, and the first plot idea I came up with and stuck with for a while made extensive use of Hellblazer canon which I am only slightly familiar with. In the end it would leave too many loose ends and angst issues so I abandoned it and am now trying to think of a bloody plot which will fulfill the first part of the prompt. The rest I can handle, eventually, but the first part of the prompt is a little problematic.

I have a vague idea, but... now I'm trying to think of something, and the things I come up with usually end up consigned to the metaphorical wastepaper basket. Damn writer's block. Damn the fact that I was always too lazy to do actual plotty things.

On the bright side - plot practice! I may try some practice pieces, which is bad news for my poor betamuse [livejournal.com profile] steadfast. (Prepare yourself, Jen!!) And now I have no excuse not to write plotty things.

Now... *goes back to scribbling plot ideas on paper, drawing outlines, and crossing things out* Yes, I still write in longhand, on paper ;P


Edit: I completely forgot that Scepticism and Of Promises and Warmth actually do have plots. Maybe I'm not completely useless after all. xD I never thought the day would come when I had so many stories written (relatively speaking) that I'd forgotten half of them. *dance* Also, thank you for the support, Jen! *points to comment thread*

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