GISHWHES

Sep. 15th, 2012 01:03 pm
sivaroobini: (ghost fighters extraordinaire)

 Last year I took part in the first GISHWHES (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) organised by Misha Collins (Castiel from Supernatural), had a lot of fun, and helped break a Guinness World Record. I'm taking part again this year; does anyone want to be in my team? :D

SPN fic rec

May. 3rd, 2012 12:18 pm
sivaroobini: (Armageddon)

I don't normally read Supernatural fanfic unless it's a crossover with Good Omens or something, especially since the last episode I watched was Episode 6 of Season 6. I keep meaning to catch up eventually, though I haven't heard very good things about it. I'm not even in the habit of reccing fics, most of the time (though I've been planning a Harry/Draco reclist since last year).

But [info]shinobi_mi_chan has written an absolutely AMAZING oneshot about Jo Harvelle, and I don't think it contains many spoilers aside from a hint at how Jo's father died. It's called Rivulets, and can be found here.

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: (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: (Crowley inner turmoil)

Very late, I know. Blame Singapore TV.

I think it was a couple of months ago that the Supernatural episode Hammer of the Gods aired in America and pissed off a lot of people. I read people's comments and it didn't sound too good; Singapore airs everything way later, so I hadn't seen it yet.

It just aired here last night.

I'd forgotten the number of the episode, so I got a shock when I saw 'Hammer of the Gods' on the screen. Then I thought, Oh my god, it's that episode everyone was so angry about! I can finally see what the fuss was about. So I settled in to watch it eagerly. And I got such a shock.

If I typed what I'd said while watching it, I'd have to lock this post for strong language. So I shall censor/replace them.

Dear SPN-writers and producers. WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING?!

Just... words fail me at this point.  ><

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