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[letter will be cleaned up within a couple days]

specifics under the cut )

fic recs?

Mar. 9th, 2012 10:40 am
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 So next week is my spring break, and this weekend my mom and I are driving down to Florida to visit my grandpa. I usually have very little internet access down there, and obviously none on the drive, so I usually save some fic onto my harddrive for me to read. As I've said before, I have a ton of fic under 'to read' on pinboard, but none of them are looking particularly thrilling right now for whatever reason, haha.

I was wondering if anyone had any fic recs of over 10K wordcount? The longer the better! 10K takes me at most, like, 15-20 minutes to read. It's very sad. XD You can see my fandoms here, and what fics I've already read. But I read fic for all fandoms, whether I've read/seen them or not. A lot of times after reading the fic I'll then look into the source material! Or discover through the fics and writer's comments that I probably wouldn't enjoy the source material, haha. Anyway, yes, any fic recs? (Recs of fic from an anime/manga fandom would be a bonus, I have a hard time finding longfic in anime fandoms.)

Awesome Fic

Mar. 1st, 2012 02:07 pm
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 You know when you read a long, engrossing fic or book that's well written and just hits all of your buttons and when you've finished you feel kind of numb and like anything else you read right then just isn't going to compare? 

That's happened to me twice in the last two days

Which, yay for really awesome fic, but I still want to read something and so now I'm staring broodingly at my to read fics on pinboard and going "nothing looks appealing!". Which is quite a feat, since I have over 1300 to read fic links on pinboard... I have a problem. 

On the other hand, most of these are probably better than working on the essay I should be working on, hah. Oops. 

(If anyone's curious, the one from yesterday was desynchronization (Hikaru no Go, Ogata/Sai, scroll down the masterlist to find it) and the one I read today was Family Ties (Loki gen))

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Both this week’s chapter and last week’s chapter sent me into visible flailing and incoherence. I am so freaking intrigued by this arc. All you people on my flist that gave up on Bleach, I’d definitely recommend popping in now or in the future (when we actually know more of what’s going on, haha).

Bleach )
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Babbling About This Week's Chapter )

So now I'm going to pimp some stuff going on.

bleachbigbang - Round 2.5!

[livejournal.com profile] bleachbigbang is holding a mini-bang currently. I plan on signing up and seeing if my muses will cooperate enough in order to finish something. Unfortunately all three of the things I've been working on recently have either already passed 10K or will definitely do so in the future. Oh muses.

[community profile] fandom_helps is also happening. I signed up for [livejournal.com profile] casestory as it fits one of the aforementioned things that are already over 10K, we'll see if I can actually manage to complete it. I'm also pondering [community profile] scifibigbang .
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I’ve been meaning to start posting again for a while, but it looks like Bleach is about to start getting really interesting for me soon, so I decided that I should come back if only so I can spam you all with my theories and musing instead of just harassing nerdowl and spikykun! :D

I know I attempted to delurk the beginning of last semester and that lasted, like, two days, but to give myself some credit, last semester ended up being a hellish semester. This semester will not be. However, I don’t guarantee I won’t be sporadic with my posting. I’m planning on updating pretty frequently; we’ll see how that goes.

Now for Bleach talk! The plan was to type up all of my thoughts about all the information we learned from Kubo during the hiatus, but then I realized that it was incredibly hard to get all of my thoughts together, my brain is teeming with ideas, and that no one would read it because it'd be ten pages long. So I'll probably be posting chunks of rambling theories and speculation over the next couple days.

If you haven't seen the new information, you can find most of it on the first page of this thread. This page isn't up on the first page yet, and we're waiting for the "official" translation of one more page.

Bleach Ramblings Part 1 of Many )
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Title: A Hero
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: angst, fighting, past character death, minor character death within the story, major Alternate Universe
Characters: ensemble cast, but focuses on Ukitake, Shunsui, Ichigo, Renji, and Isshin
Pairings: Shunsui/Ukitake, Renji/Ichigo, Hisagi/Kira, Yumichika/Ikkaku, Hitsugaya/Matsumoto, Ishida/Orihime, Byakuya/Nanao, Zaraki/Unohana, Kaien/Miyako, Rukia/Hinamori, past Isshin/Masaki, some Urahara/Yoruichi/Soifon ambiguousness
Notes: This is all tentative. Some minor pairings may end up added, changed, or left out, and warnings may be adjusted, but at this point this is what I believe the story will end up including.

Summary: In which Renji is kickass, Ichigo hates his life, Ukitake has survivor's guilt, and Shunsui has a good heart, even if he is a bit annoying.

or, more seriously-

Ten years ago, they were saved by a power that only one man understood- and that man died in the process of saving them. Now, though they fight, the clock is ticking down and their options begin to fall away, one by one. If they do not find a way to harness that power, Aizen will slaughter them all.

Prologue: Concern

philosophy

Sep. 9th, 2010 10:59 pm
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Trying to analyze Philosophy and write an essay about it makes my head hurt. I kind of hate you right now, Socrates. ♥ *falls over*
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I'm alive, I swear! I'll eventually stop lurking and get back to you all on how college is going. But right now I'm working on an evil essay. This post accomplishes two things. First, testing crossposting from dreamwidth. No, I'm not moving to DW, I've just backed everything up. I may or may not be crossposting from DW mostly from now on, but comments on lj won't be disabled. I don't have a privacy issue with FB- I'm only friends with one fandom person over there. LJ and its policies are just ticking me off. I just like DW better? Lol.

ANYWAY. THE OTHER POINT is to share something with you that completely made my day. So I was procrastinating on that aformentioned evil essay and looking up some anime that had been recced to me. I got to Peacemaker Kurogane and was going "hmm, yeah, I think I might try it, maybe..." It seems to be a shounen series with samurais and swords type of thing.

And then.

I got.

To the character descriptions.

The third character listed was "Okita Souji".

Description:

"The first unit captain of the Shinsengumi. He is deceptively delicate-looking and has an overall sunny disposition that occasionally borders on childishness, but displays frighteningly deadly skill in combat situations. He shares a strong bond with Hijikata and is also one of the only people who has a deep understanding of Tetsu. He takes Tetsu seriously and often practices with him. In addition, Souji loves children and is rarely seen without his piglet Saizo when he is off-duty. Souji is later diagnosed with tuberculosis."

[21:06] raevri: I promptly died laughing. SOUND FAMILIAR?
[21:07] cmc42b: VERY
[21:12] raevri: I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY
[21:12] cmc42b: NO IT'S NOT LIKE THAT THERE'S SOMEONE AT ALL LIKE THIS IN ANOTHER ANIME SERIES WITH SWORDS
[21:13] raevri: NOPE NOT AT ALL

I think it's now a requirement OF MY LIFE that I watch Peacemaker Kurogane. *sputters with laughter* I approve.
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Moving into the dorm tommorow! I'm torn between excitement and nervousness. *chews nails*

(It... doesn't help that I still have a whole bunch of my bigbang to write this week, and I don't know how I'm going to manage that with how busy I'm probably going to be. It doesn't help that my muse wants me to write Garak/Bashir instead. Fff.)

I hope my first days go okay. I'm pretty shy, so... I hope I'll get to know people. I hope I get along with my roommate. Yeah.

I should go to sleep now. I have to get up at 6:45 tommorow... but I'll probably have a hard time falling asleep anyway. *flails*

Wish me luck?
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My one-month old laptop is broken (won't connect to the internet because I have a bad adaptor), I just had to change my class schedule for this fall to annoying times (too early!), but here is an awesome write up about why the overturning of Prop 8 is such a good thing that made me feel much better. I'm so happy about this.

Also, I love when my following [livejournal.com profile] ship_manifesto brings me a new fandom to lurk in. :D I spent the last couple days devouring Garak/Bashir fics from ST: Deep Space Nine. It's totally my kind of ship. Here's the manifesto /pimp pimp pimp
[info]megan_moonlight, I happened to scroll down into the comments this morning and I saw that you're a fan! I nearly fell off my chair. *squeee*

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Comment on this entry and I will give you a letter. Name 5 songs you love starting with that letter.

Meme snagged from megan_moonlight who gave me the letter "C".

Come on Over- Rob Thomas
Cara Mia- Mans Zelmerlow
Company Car- Switchfoot
Cradlesong- Rob Thomas
Crazy Dreams- Carrie Underwood
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Hey, all! I've been pretty busy lately. I've been training for my job at the library. Since it's at the college, and I haven't moved into the dorm yet (NEXT WEEK!!) I have to drive an hour and a half to get there xD I feel for people who have crazy commutes EVERY DAY. 's not fun. Takes up like the entire day.
I'm really glad I got this job, because they were hiring early, so the summer is still going on. My training isn't when the campus is busy and full, lol. I've never had a job before, only internships, so this is pretty nervwracking anyway, given my shyness. Yeah. But hopefully it'll start going better.

I've also been doing a lot of cleaning around the house the last couple of weeks. Since it takes a war to get my brother and dad cleaning, and mom has NO TIME to clean, I've been doing a lot of big stuff that needed to be done. Entire closets, every single cabinet in the house, including the kitchen, the pantry... yeah. Lots of fun! >D

In other news, I was able to get my BigBang rough draft up to 12K by the due date! I was up late that night XD. Now let's see if I can actually make it something resembling an actual fic, lol. It needs a lot of editing. XD;

Other fandom news, [livejournal.com profile] gulf_aid_now's third auction is now open!
 

 

If you don't know, it's a fandom related auction. People offer all kinds of things including fanfic, original fiction, poetry, AMVs, fanmixes, podfics, food, icons, banners, layouts, other graphics, hand-made crafts, fanart, original art, and miscellanious stuff is also accepted. People bid on what's being offered, and the highest bidder pays that amount to a charity that is aiding in the gulf spill.
I'll definitely be offering stuff again, but the second auction ended only a couple weeks ago, so I want to try to get at least one of my fills up before I offer myself again? Lol. And I'm going to try to bid too, especially since now I have a job, but we'll see.
... if anyone offers a ShunUki AMV or fanmix, I may be willing to have their babiez. Yes.

On that note, I mentioned once before I was thinking about trying to set up a similar auction styled thing for in the Bleach fandom. I didn't get much feedback for the idea- so, again, does that sound interesting to anyone? I was thinking today about how a lot of fandoms have some sort of Christmas contest thing, and Bleach doesn't. So I was thinking to maybe combine the two ideas, and do a charity auction this winter, highlighting charities like Make a Wish/ Angel Tree/Toys for Tots, though other general charities would be fine too. Opinions?...
I was thinking maybe the auction could run end of October, so that donations would be going in during November. That might keep it from interfering in other fandom's challenges.

I don't suppose anyone would be willing to run it with me, either XD
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Most of you should just ignore this entry xD These are a gift for [livejournal.com profile] spikykun. Cheer us up after the little drama today, right, bb? ♥

These are more intended for the lulz. I don't expect that you'll actually use them xD. I haven't done Real People icons in... probably 3-4 years, so I think these turned out okay, with that in mind XD.

Please don't yell at me for not working on the bigbang? :D?

Fandom: Project Runway

[5] Christopher Straub
[5] Logan Neitzel
[1] Logan & Christopher
[6] Tim Gunn
[1] Tim & Heidi Klum

Icon Table )
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Ajsff;ls so I took the job! And I got my first checking account! I am really excited about it now! :D Moneeeey. XD

And today I found out my roommate! It looks like it's not as bad as I feared it could be, but it's not great, either XD. I've only exchanged one email with her thus far, but I found her on facebook, and she's "interested" in reading and writing and philosophy and I was like fuck yeah. But she also has "the bible" as one of her favorite books. I have nothing again Christians, most people I know are Christians! I just hope she's a tolerant Christian, because... yeah. Oh well. Hopefully it'll turn out fine :)

YOU KNOW IT'S ME WHEN...

Day 08 - The pairing with the most baggage?

Oh my god, I don't know. I can think of several xD Tony/Steve from Marvel is up there, oh yes. But I think L/Light from Death Note tops the cake. HEH.

Day 08- Character you look like the most

I... um. Orihime? Halibel? IDK. Minus the big boobs. Pft, I have no clue.
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Lol, that was interesting. Eh. After I posted that last entry, both of my parents have come up and wanted to have loong conversations about whether I should take the job or not. They really don't want me too, I think, for different reasons. But dad's reasons are stupid and overly optimistic about our financial situation, and mom, who's very upset about our finances, wasn't able to over me an alternative, besides her getting a second job, and pft she's killing herself with work & stress as it is, there is no physical way she could get a second job, really. So I'm pretty convinced, myself. Not the ideal time, but whatever. Money = important. Lol.

ANYWAY my point was that tonight is the Let's Talk About Jobs and Finances and Not Let Rae Work on That Bigbang That's Due Next Week night. D: I am worried about whether I'm going to be able to finish in time. :( We'll see.

Oh yeah, and I forgot to do the memes.

Day 07 - The most heartbreaking scene?

PFFFTT. I'll have to go with Ukitake getting gutted in the manga. Shunsui's face.

Day 07. Character you have most in common with

Hmmm. Possibly Nanao. A Nemu + Nanao combination, maybe. Actually, stick Rukia in there too. Rukia opens up to people and is ~fun once you get to know her, kind of like me. If you know me well, I can be pretty crazy, which I'm not sure is the case with Nemu or Nanao. Idk.

*goes off to throw herself on the mercies of Write or Die*
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I don't know how I feel :3

The library called today, and they want to offer me a job! I was like :DDDD. And then they told me that the only available timeslots. I'd have to work Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. That would mean both that I could never come home on the weekends, basically, and also it might interfere with ~stuff~ going on with friends/clubs/activities on Fridays and Saturdays.

So I told them I'd think about it and call back the next day, and I talked about it with my parents. My dad was all upset because he srsly wanted me to come home every weekend, the silly man that he is XD. But he eventually came around because he always wanted me to get this job because he thinks working in a library is the Perfect Job For Me. And mom was worried that, like I mentioned before, it might interfere with my social life. She was really hoping I'd develop more of a social life now that I live on campus XD.

Aaand then this led to an argument between my parents because they're upset that I can't just ~go without a job and focus on studies~ and they're blaming each other for our money problems. I headdesked. >_>

Buuut after thinking about it, I think I'm going to take it. I have no clue if another job will come along, and I really do need the money. So. :) At least I'm getting the job I wanted! And from what I understand, since everyone's schedules change every semester, there's a chance I could get at least a little better schedule next Spring. So. :)

I guess I'll call him back tommorow.

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