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 )



Sep. 24th, 2012 09:16 pm

I've wanted to draw him in armour for aaages but was always too lazy, so I finally started this a couple of nights ago and it took me about a night and a half. XD Armour stolen from the Elven armour in the LotR movies ([link]) since I've always preferred the idea of more graceful, pretty armour to the Roman-style armour that they're more often shown in, and his sword is basically Gandalf's sword Glamdring, though I changed the hilt slightly.

He's holding a spear because of iconography; many paintings of the Archangel Gabriel show him holding a spear, a lily, or the symbol of the Theotokos (a round brass mirror with 'X', on it, the first letter of the Greek spelling of Theotokos) and of course with his famous horn. I realised when almost done that I'd completely forgotten about his sword and I was not going to erase the gauntlet that took me ages, so it's off to the side. XP

The weird-looking squiggle at the top is Gabriel's sigil, and that's also the tiny squiggle on his blade. Also, the camera strap got in the picture. <_<
sivaroobini: (Aziraphale Crowley snow)

Happy Christmas/Yule/Saturnalia/Midwinter/Hogswatch/non-denominational commercialised obligatory-gift-giving holiday of your choice! :D Note the holly attached to that scythe.

^ A card I made for a friend. XD That cute bundled-up guy in the corner is the PB for my roleplay character, the Archangel Gabriel.

^ Gifts and cards I made/bought for my friends. ♥ Hope the mail is kind to them and that they all arrive safely, if not on time. >_> (I mailed them at the beginning of this week, but international mail...) For some reason I really enjoy wrapping gifts, too.

Also, in 2008 I wrote a crack fic that mixed two carols together called Angels We Have Heard Get High. The lovely [livejournal.com profile] sttq has actually recorded it for me! 8D Link here, if this embedding doesn't work.

You'll have to turn your volume up to hear as it's really quite soft, but it features a bunch of angels, completely random pairings, and Crowley and Aziraphale! 8D

Have a great Christmas, everyone. ♥
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... )

Dec. 1st, 2011 07:20 pm
sivaroobini: (tea and books)

A very happy birthday to my dear friend and RP partner Sam, aka [livejournal.com profile] kleine_teekanne! :D





You're an amazing friend and a creative and talented writer and RPer. ♥ Hope this day and the year ahead bring you joy!

Roobi, Gabriel, Belial, Bast and Crowley. ;)
sivaroobini: (Angel)

So after a fairly long dry spell (with the occasional burst of inspiration that allowed me to get Triangle finished and kept me poking periodically at a sort of prequel for [livejournal.com profile] _silverfox involving Gabriel and Bast at the Festival of Bubastis; it involved loads of research but is mostly done and I'm trying to figure out how to wrap it up), my creative juices are beginning to flow again. :D

I haven't really roleplayed that much since the drama early this year, aside from an occasional thread here and there (and rarely involving Gabriel), but now I really want to roleplay again (especially with Gabriel) and am trying to poke some enthusiasm into the few RP partners I have. XD Plus I'm also working on my long-abandoned [livejournal.com profile] fanfic100 project for Gabriel; I'd left a mostly-written rough Chapter 2 alone for so long but it's co-operating now, as are the other characters, and I hope to have it up by the end of this month at least.

Plus I've spent the last few months in the Harry Potter fandom, reading loads and loads of fabulous fanfic, and although I haven't written for that fandom in over a year (I think my last HP fic was posted as a New Year's gift in 2010) I'm hoping to try again. And the [livejournal.com profile] go_exchange is coming up; I couldn't participate last year due to A Levels but I will definitely join this year. I haven't written GO fic in a while too, so hopefully I can remedy that.

Also, I am really not an artist - I'm okay with crafts but I suck at drawing - but it doesn't stop me from having fun, so here are a couple of quick little doodles I did last night. This is [livejournal.com profile] steadfast's Archangel Michael, aka [livejournal.com profile] angelofawesome, during a training session. DeviantArt link here. The Roman-style armour was just me being lazy because I decided it was easier than, you know, trying to get the armour the angels wear in my head, which is a lot more elaborate, graceful and pretty, and very like the Elves' armour in the LotR movies. However, the skirt is so FOOFY and girly, I was so tempted to add a plaid pattern and knee socks and pigtails. XD

And this is her Michael and my Gabriel. I imagine the raspberry as following another crack at Gabriel being known in angelology as "the only female archangel". DeviantArt link here.

Michael's shoulders should be broader, I'm afraid. :/ I don't draw often; I can actually produce a decent still life of random household objects but that's boring, but I'm not very good at reproducing what's in my mind. Still, it's fun. :D

Off to poke some more at my FF100 chapter.

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: (Narnia)

I should be happy.

My picture (I was in costume, too) and some quotes of stuff I said were in the paper today because local hardcore Harry Potter fans were interviewed for a feature on the final film. The final Harry Potter movie is coming out tomorrow, July 14th, on my birthday. My sister already booked our tickets. I have a costume ready. On Saturday I attended an awesome Harry Potter party at the local library, with most of us in costume, and had loads of fun. I keep meaning to put the photos up here. I am in my red and gold Egyptian galabeya and wadjet necklace, planning to meet a couple of friends for lunch tomorrow before meeting my sister for the movie.

Appeals to both the local universities I'd hoped to enter were rejected, but my dad is supportive of the plan to send me to Australia instead to study Ancient History. I can't stand most of my coworkers at my job, though I love the books and genuinely enjoy interacting with customers most of the time. My contract ends on July 31st and after that, maybe I'll give tuition, but I have a few free months.

In fact, the sheer anticipation of tomorrow should have me bouncing. Birthday + friends + Harry Potter movie. And I was supposed to do some cleaning tonight and write a fic I've had in my head for a while and stuff. But I'm tired and depressed and in no mood to do anything much. Even Adam Lambert couldn't cheer me up for long.

I keep comparing this birthday to last year's. Heck, this entire year with last year. Despite the exams and stress, 2010 was amazing. I had so many friends. I was writing and roleplaying a lot. I felt loved and happy.

But several months ago, in March or April if I recall correctly, drama happened. I left my RP comm, and was depressed about it. But I was still talking to the mod, a close friend, at the time. Some time later more drama happened. That night I was in shock and crying as I watched little AIM icons pop up telling me that she'd signed off - since she almost never signed off, I figured she must be blocking me. Given what she'd just said to me, that she wanted nothing more to do with me and that I had little understanding of friendship (I do not remember the actual wording and I do not want to look at that chatlog again)...

I admit I made mistakes. I regret that. Some of it was not my fault and I should have made my noninvolvement clearer - I do not control what my friends think or say - but some of my other actions... they were never meant to hurt but they did anyway. And knowing that I had hurt her to that extent pained me, too.

I miss her so much. Random little things end up reminding me of her every single damn day. Like when I was watching a Star Trek episode with my dad and the characters were using that three-tiered chessboard; I remembered that she owned one, that she said she'd teach me how to play on it, and wanted to curl up and cry. Or at work, when German customers react with delight to my simple "Danke schön!" or when I can make out bits of the German books they buy; I wish I could tell her that because she taught me and it is a credit to her. I wish I could talk to her about the last HP movie coming out, or my costume, or uni plans, or anything, because we used to talk about anything and everything.

The quill she sent me is still on my desk, the statue on my shelf, the runestones on another shelf, and I wish the mail hadn't eaten my birthday card from her last year. I didn't know if I was supposed to send them back or not, as I generally do not return gifts and I do not want my gifts to her to be returned. I wish I had the courage to actually try speaking to her when I see her on Skype or something, instead of sitting here missing her and everyone else from LTSH. I know leaving was for the best, but there were some of them I'd grown close to and whom I miss.

I haven't been able to write or RP much in ages, either, though admittedly I've also been exhausted from work. Hell, I'm exhausted right now, and can only hope a good night's sleep will make me feel better. Thought I should try explaning my LJ hiatus, anyway. There's this, and there's also the fact that it combines with my work surroundings to make me feel very, very lonely. I miss school, too. It's hard to believe it's already July because without the start of a school year for me, it still feels like some strange sort of Limbo instead of actual time passing. I miss my friends and classmates and teachers and lessons. And the library and even my uniform. Nanyang JC was amazing; I think I finally grew up there, discovered who I was and decided I wanted to be that person. My friends certainly helped. I didn't think I'd miss school so much, but I do.

And since I think I'm beginning to make even less sense that usual, and because I'm extremely tired, I think I'd better sleep.

sivaroobini: (Eyes / Starry vortexes)

Because clearly I don't have enough to finish. XP Back to my normal book meme in the next post! This one is from [livejournal.com profile] sunflower_mynah .

Comment to this post saying 'I like cheese!' and I will list five things I associate with you. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your LJ (or just add a reply back at me). Other people (including me) can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

I... don't even know what to say. Her list for me was odd. XD She said Cheese, Dresden Files, letters, chocolate chip cookies, RP.

1. Cheese )

2. Dresden Files )

3. Letters )

4. Chocolate chip cookies )

5. RP )

There. Comment to join in and I'll tell you five things I associate with you. XD
sivaroobini: (Crowley inner turmoil)
It is official. May 2011 sucks for me.

I got a rejection letter from NUS (the National University of Singapore) several days ago. I'm planning to appeal, and I haven't heard from NTU yet, but it isn't exactly a fun experience.

Some of you know about the RP drama from March/April. For ages after that, I had trouble writing or roleplaying. I was finally beginning to write again when I got my job, and now I'm continually just too tired to write much. I was supposed to submit a short story for a sampler for Singaporean Speculative Fiction, and I'd actually had an odd little idea for a folklorish horror story featuring the Rafflesia. The little bit of research I did showed me that I'd need to do a lot more, and then there was work and exhaustion and waving at deadlines as they zoomed past. I'm still in no mood to write anything, whether for that or for RP or for the gazillion incomplete stories on my hard drive; I just don't have the energy. I haven't even felt up to RPing much lately, and considering how addicted I used to be...

As for work itself, I like being surrounded by books, but that's it. I'm not cut out to be a cashier. Being responsible for so much money is hugely stressful, and I don't like having to be so focused on money anyway. Today I had to return the 'strays' - books/magazines/stationery that customers bring to the counter but then decide they don't want - and as I walked around the store with an armload of heavy books, checking the tiny letters on the barcode to ensure I was returning them to the correct department's information counter, I felt amazingly happy. I've been a student librarian since the beginning of 2006; this sort of thing comes naturally to me, makes me happy. I wanted to be a retail assistant and return and maintain books and direct people to the right shelf to locate their book, but I was told they were more in need of cashiers. Sigh.

And we - my family and I - were supposed to go on holiday to Chiang Mai in Thailand from the 12th to 17th of June. We were going to stay in this gorgeous little resort/spa and have fullbody massages and relax and stuff - we went to Bintan last June and stayed in this resort/spa there and it was amazing. Everything was booked and paid for. And then for some reason nobody mentioned it and I myself forgot. I finally remembered and tried asking my manager for leave. She said no.

Apparently five people had already asked for leave ages ago, and been granted it, and they can't afford any more. As a part-timer I'm not even entitled to unpaid leave anyway, and since June is the school holidays, it'll be a busy period and they need people. So my request was rejected.

And now my sister is furious at me for it. I'll try to talk to my manager again tomorrow, even though I'm, honestly, terrified of her.

Plus a friend of mine has been through a bunch of crap recently and I just found out about one more problem. >< And then there's other stuff I'd rather not talk about.

If I get a rejection letter from NTU as well before the month is out... screw you too, life.
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: (Angel)

It may be way past midnight but it's still the 25th in most of the world. :P

It is the Annunciation! Being a Gabriel RPer, I cannot let this day go by without at least mentioning it. XD

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: (Crowley inner turmoil)

I think that pretty much sums it up, really. I have so many things to write - about half of them are actually half-written, and one file has decided to go MISSING and I still haven't found it - and I just can't. I stare blankly at those Word documents, occasionally crank out a few words, then delete them. Even role-play is tougher than usual right now and it's usually easy. And I don't even know why.

On a couple of occasions last year, I was feeling very mentally burnt out by school and all the stress of exams and stuff, had trouble writing, and on the second occasion I actually considered taking a break from RP because I was so tired all the time. I had trouble writing then too. But right now I'm done with schooling until uni starts, so it's odd. Yes, I sometimes sleep at 5 or 6AM, but then I wake up around 1 or 2pm...

However, the remedy for both the previous occasions proved to be sleeping in. Since tomorrow (or today, rather; it's 3.30AM) is Sunday and we're visiting my gran as usual, I guess I'll spend most of Monday sleeping. Hopefully that works! Otherwise, I might have to resort to this:

My archangel may be very fond of cats, but I don't quite trust a cat to write him. ;)

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)

It's September 29th! Aka Michaelmas, feast day of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael! I'm going to focus on Michael here though. XD *waves pom-poms*

Sancte Michael Archangele,
defende nos in proelio;
contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.
Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:
tuque, Princeps militiae Caelestis,
satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute in infernum detrude.

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

(Apologies - I wanted the cover art alone but Google refused to provide it, so in the end I hunted through my Lucifer comics for the cover.) I think Michael looks really awesome here, but most of the time, I tend to picture him as looking like this.

Field Commander of the Army of God, One of the Chief Princes, Advocate of Israel, One Who is Like God, Angel of the Presence, Chief of the Virtues and Archangels, Angel of Truth, Defender of Christians, Patron Saint of Chivalry, Patron Saint of Warriors, Captain of the Host of the Lord, Prince of Light, Viceroy of Heaven, Prince of Israel, First of the Seven Who Stand Before the Lord, Archistratege of God, Prince of Primordial Fire, the Expeller, Supreme Commander of the Heavenly Host, Prince of the Seraphim, the Right Hand of the Lord, Conqueror of Satan, Saint Michael Mikha'el the Archangel.

*breathes* XD

Aka, Angel of Awesome. <3 [livejournal.com profile] steadfast  writes him as a truly awesome and lovable and kickass character. Go read her fics. XD

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: (Default)

Look, alliteration! XD

Most of my writing recently has been almost wholly for role-play. Besides RP itself, there's incidents in the history of my characters, future what-ifs, dabblings in darker AUs, detailed nightmares etc. And this morning I was planning something focusing on Gabriel during the Ten Plagues of Egypt.

One of the things about my Gabriel that's both a strength and a flaw - in my own opinion, at least - is his dedication to his duty. He does whatever God asks of him, no matter what; I turned that into a drabble here. There are a lot of times when his love for the humans and his mercy clashes with what he has to do in the name of God, and it really hurts him, but his love for God is such that he does it anyway. He carries out his duty, no matter how much it may hurt him.

So as I typed the first line of today's story, I suddenly realised how much that particular aspect of him has got in common with my own religion, Hinduism. The Bhagavad Gita came about because Prince Arjuna faltered on the Kurukshetra battlefield in the Mahabharata, seeing his cousins and teachers and the elders he respected at the head of the opposing army. He wanted to throw down his weapons and simply not fight them, and said so to Lord Krishna, who was his charioteer.

Sri Krishna then revealed Himself in His true form to Arjuna, and taught him of his duties as a warrior and a prince, and of dharma or duty in accordance to divine law. He refers to the upcoming battle as Dharma Yuddha, or a righteous war fought in the name of justice, to fight evil, and He says that as a warrior, Arjuna has a duty to uphold dharma through warfare. 

I'm going to end the religious discourse here. In a nutshell, Hinduism teaches that you have to overcome these ties to material things, to people and things that you love, and uphold dharma or your duty to God and His law. And my Archangel Gabriel, too, has often had to deny his own more merciful urges to simply carry out whatever duties God asks of him. There's a common legend that he was exiled to Earth for twenty-one days, but a gazillion different versions regarding the reason, so I chose the Islamic version that while reciting the Quran to Muhammad, one of the last suras involving horrific calamities or something of the sort made him pause and question God. Ever since that experience, he's been even more unquestioning.

I certainly didn't intend the similarity, but I'm quite amused at the fact that apparently somehow it subconsciously influenced my writing. :D

In other news: I'm signing up to translate this video into Tamil. :D

And now I should get back to writing. XD


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