Mar. 29th, 2013

Reading meme

Snurched from [info]amo_amas_amat, because yeah, Goodreads is not enough! *piles stacks of books everywhere*

What are you reading now?
As usual, several things!

1) A Very Bad Book, lol. It's a tie-in novel from the Buffy verse called Oz - Into the Wild by one Christopher Golden. I got it because a) it was $2 in the bargain bin and b) it tells the story of Oz's journey after he leaves Sunnydale and how bad can that really be?? Well, the writing's pretty atrocious, so we'll see if the story can save it. I'm not very far in.

2) Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper. It's the first in a new-ish fantasy trilogy that sounded intriguing - it's got a music-based magic system and an evil church and a fairy realm. I like what I've read so far but it's been slow going because I haven't really clicked with anything yet and keep getting distracted by other books.

3) Broken Fortress by Ginn Hale, 6th installment in a 10-volume fantasy series that's thoroughly bizarre. No really, it's all so odd that 6 books in, I honestly still couldn't even tell you if it's good or just bonkers, lol. There's timey-wimeyness with multiple timelines and different incarnations of characters and the world-building is really interesting, but it's all a bit like the writing was heavily influenced by mind-altering substances. I'm enjoying it but it's e-books and I don't have a reader so it's a bit annoying having to read it on the laptop.

4) 25 Chapters of My Life, the memoirs of Olga Alexandrovna, who is my favourite Romanov. (She was Czar Nicholas' younger sister who was forced into a marriage with a prince she didn't love, became a nurse during WW1, fell in love with a commoner, got a divorce and married him despite the Czar's wishes, and managed to escape from Russia with her husband and two tiny kids before the Bolsheviks got a hold of them). Just started this the other night and am very much looking forward to the rest of it.

What did you just finish reading?
Robin Hobb's Blood of Dragons. IT WAS PERFECTION. *flails*

What are you reading next?
So many options, I don't even know! I need more Robin Hobb so it's a good thing I've got her short-story collection The Inheritance lying around and still have never read it. I am seriously contemplating going back to the Farseers books and reading aaaaaaaall the series chronologically (that way when I get off the devastation that is Fool's Fate, I could dive straight into Dragon Keeper and not be all lost and bookless). But I also want to start reading Mike Carey's Felix Castor novels, and I just got Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts, which I've been wanting to read for ages, and I meant to read A Room With A View, and also I still haven't started The Cosmonaut Who Couldn't Stop Smiling about Yuri Gagarin, and I've been meaning to read Code Name Verity as well, and ack. I need more hours in my hours.

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Jan. 3rd, 2013

My year on IJ (for 2012)

Until such time as I have something new and entertaining to post about, have yet another meme!

Instructions: Take the first sentence you posted from every month and add the first photo you posted that same month.

For science )

The theme this year was definitely mad fandom-hopping, many obsessions and the usual amount of procrastination!

Aug. 24th, 2012

Handwriting meme

[info]lilithilien tagged me to do this in my handwriting:

1. Username or real name,
2. Favourite musical artists.
3. A sentence.
4. Location or where you would like to live one day.
5. Draw a heart.
6. Tag the people!

Meet my schizophrenic consonants )

(I realised belatedly that [info]amo_amas_amat tagged some of the same people as me, but unlike typing, handwriting is 4EVAH and I cannot be arsed to pick someone different :p)
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Aug. 18th, 2012

That icon meme

Nabbed from [info]lilithilien, because I've got so many new icons I've already forgotten half of them and need every opportunity to memorise them, lol.

I am not even concise in icons )

Wow, that took a while.

Jul. 9th, 2012

55 Reading Questions meme

Book memes, wheeeee! Ganked from winterlover.

Favourites books, pet peeves and reading habits )

Jun. 15th, 2012

Meme nabbed from [info]amo_amas_amat

Procrastination ho! (whereby I mean an obscure adaptation of "tally-ho!", not "procrastination prostitute" although I suppose the latter could apply if I were actually paid for wasting time. dum de dum).

Stuff )

May. 20th, 2012

That GoT meme

In which Game of Thrones house do you belong?
Your Result: You belong in HOUSE TARGARYEN - Fire and Blood
 

resultA broken house, the blood of the Dragon were once the conquerors of all Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. House Targaryen ruled as the Kings of Westeros for nearly 300 years until the reign of Aerys II, the Mad King. Their seats were the capital city of King's Landing and the island castle of Dragonstone. Their sigil is a three-headed dragon breathing flames, red on black.

You belong in HOUSE LANNISTER - Hear Me Roar
 
You belong in HOUSE BARATHEON - Ours is the Fury
 
You belong in HOUSE ARRYN - As High as Honor
 
You belong in HOUSE STARK - Winter is Coming
 
In which Game of Thrones house do you belong?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz


So I have a 50% chance of going insane but at least I'll be guaranteed pretty hair and kick-ass pets. Win?

(Althought it's hilarious how limited these options are considering GRRM came up with roughly 200 houses, lol.)
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May. 2nd, 2012

30 Days of Hunger Games

LA LA LA. So I did consider doing 30 Days of Angel just to complete the trifecta of primary Whedon shows (Dollhouse, what Dollhouse?), but then I took one look at the questions and realised it would be a waste of time because I disliked that show so much I'd just be pissing off everyone who did like it, lol (Example: Day 26 - something that you wish had never happened: THIS ENTIRE FREAKING SUCKY SHOW. Day 27 - something that you wish had happened: A SHOW FEATURING CORDELIA, DOYLE, FAITH AND OZ INSTEAD.)

So instead I'm going with something I did enjoy:

Here's some advice: Stay alive. )

Apr. 29th, 2012

30 Days of Firefly (or possibly 30 Days of the Tam Siblings Appreciation Society)

First of all, yes, I am on a "30 Days of [Insert Show]" spree, lol. Second of all, I was saddened to see that this was only on Tumblr and Facebook (when did those become the primary fandom interaction spaces? :CCC) and decided that needed to be remedied immediately. Third of all, I tweaked some of the questions because they were stupid. Fourth of all, let's go!

Dear diary: Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy. Today we were kidnapped by hill folk, never to be seen again. It was the best day ever. )

Apr. 21st, 2012

30 Days (or, you know, one) of Buffy

There has been so much Buffy marathoning in the Igloo lately that I'm all choked up with vicarious nostalgia/love. I've been watching random eps here and there when inspired by tweets, and man, I still adore this show to a ridiculous degree. Hence, Buffy memeage! Except I'm not going to bother with doing one a day, that is too organised and commitment-adjacent :p

That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, Bingo! )

Dec. 27th, 2011

Bwahahahaha. I AM A HELLGOD.

Yay!! I get ALL the red dresses!

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Take the test.

Dec. 9th, 2011

The (Last Edition of) the Best and Worst of AWZ, 2011

Yo. It's the weekend and I have nothing to do. Naturally this would be ideal conditions to go do something productive such as work on Perfect Combination edits or write something for the AWZ femmeslash ficathon (I do have ideas, I swear I do!), but after careful consideration I have decided that that would be, you know, creative and useful and entertaining and might actually shake me out of my current obstinate mopey mood AND WE CAN'T HAVE THAT, CAN WE.

No, no, we can't. So instead I decided to do one final round-up of the Best and Worst of AWZ, because... fuck me if I know why, really, but it sounded like some twisted version of fun. I might actually need to be committed.

Wheeeeeeeee! )

Sep. 13th, 2011

Sorting Hat test thingie

Filched from [info]lilithilien. Also didn't give any preferences.

And just so we can be a proper OTP... )

May. 10th, 2011

The Golden Compass Daemon Test

Okay, since apparently half my friendslist got pretty, lovely, pacifist things like swans and pandas and manatees, I need to shake up the statistics a bit:

I am a Gruff Soul, apparently )

It's pretty accurate, although hopefully I'm not quite so grumpy as it makes me sound ;)

Take the test.

Apart from that lovely hyena (finally, an explanation for the cackling!), there were two possible animals that I only had a very vague idea of, so I googled them, and now I want a mini-menagerie of daemons, please. Can't I just have one of each??

And because it's not fair that only the hyena gets a picture, have some daemonspam:

ALL the fuzzies! )

Mar. 25th, 2011

Only the fifth level? FEEL MY GLOOMY WRATH, HELL!!

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Fifth Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Extreme
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very High

Take the Dante Inferno Hell Test

Jan. 16th, 2011

(Very late) shaggable people meme!

Nabbed from just about everyone else, done for [info]graspthethorn because I can't resist when she commands me to be shallow.

- List 10 celebrities you would have sex with without even asking questions.
- Put them IN ORDER of your lust for them (10 to 1, 1 is the hottest).
- Supply photos for said people.

[Errrr, just so you know, I have a tendency to like weird-looking bits about otherwise attractive people, which is why this will probably contain a lot of spazzing along the lines of "OMFG LOOK AT HIS FUGLY JAWLINE ISN'T IT SO HOT", lol. Unless it's the boobs. Then it's pretty much just "BOOBS!"]

I haz a theme. It's called redheads with freckles. )

Jan. 9th, 2011

FANFIC MEME 2010

LA LA LA I SWEAR ONE OF THESE DAYS I WILL POST SOMETHING THAT'S NOT ALL FIC-RELATED. HONEST. I WILL WRITE YOU A THRILLING UPDATE ABOUT MY CATS' HAIRBALLS AND THE WEATHER AND A HAUNTING SOLILOQUY ABOUT HOW I NEED NEW UNDERWEAR. AND THEN YOU'LL BE ALL OMG FFS ALDI, GO BACK TO TALKING FANFIC BEFORE WE DIE OF BOREDOM/TMI. YESSSSSS. FOOLPROOF PLAN IS FOOLPROOF.


Stuff Wot I Wrote in 2010 )

Jan. 5th, 2011

The Best and Worst of AWZ 2010

So I haven't posted on GoDT in yonks and honestly I have no desire to. But I did always enjoy the yearly round-ups of the best and worst storylines, so I've rudely appropriated the template for personal use *whistles*

Lots of bitching ahead, and some fangirling too )

Mar. 10th, 2010

Because I'm a sheep...

...here's that meme that everyone and their mysterious Turkish uncle have been doing.

you are orchid
#DA70D6

Your dominant hues are red and blue. You're confident and like showing people new ideas. You play well with others and can be very influential if you want to be.

Your saturation level is lower than average - You don't stress out over things and don't understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz


For what it's worth, I don't see much of me in the first and last part (confident? LOL! and my outlook on life is totally pessimistic), but I'm very amused by the accuracy of the middle bit re: my very blasé attitude to time. WHY YES, I REGULARLY FIT FIVE DAYS INTO SEVEN HOURS AND THEN STRETCH ONE DAY INTO A WEEK.
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