tempestuously: ([geass] like raw meat to the lions)
I am probably going to be spending the next few hours or so reading, making dinner and MASS-WASHING EVERY THING IN MY ROOM TO KILL WHATEVER'S BEEN BITING ME.

In the meantime, how about that meme I stole from... everyone? It seemed amusing enough.

What was your first impression of me?
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
LOL this meme is amazing for me because I don't know what I DON'T talk about. But hey, if you can think of something, feel free to ask it. Maybe the lima beans.

Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on yaoi, thoughts on lima beans, favorite language, graphic techniques, etc. Anon is NOT enabled in this post because I expect people to stand by their questions, sorry. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other.
tempestuously: ([terra]look and see her how she sparkles)

Moving along, finished "Way of Shadows" and starting "Victory of Eagles." The former was quite enjoyable, although it did go overkill with the plot twists near the end. Not that each of these twists wasn't well backed-up and completely plausible. It just seemed one after the other for the whole last 100-some pages. My poor Logan. I am also slashing Solon and Feir because I can.

I wanted to do the artist meme with COUNTRY because I like being a contrarian. Let's go!

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 (or more) people you like, include me. You can't, however, use the band that I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "my life according to (band name)".

Pick Your Artist
Brad Paisley )

Well, that was awesome fun. I love Brad.
tempestuously: ([tutu] safe in my arms)
My attempts to set up my BlueTooth are sad indeed.

According to that "Who Do You Write Like" meme, my nonfiction writing reads like Dan Brown, my fiction writing reads like Ian Fleming. Awesome, I am now working on James Bond: Werewolf Assassin. I expect a movie in the near future.

And in order for this post not be entirely boring and self-centered, I shall say that I care not one lick about Edward Norton being booted from "The Avengers" since I think Eric Bana was the better Hulk and only suffered from a bad movie premise. Critics of the world be damned. In other movie news, I refuse to watch Airbender just as I refuse to willingly watch any more of the Twilight genre. I don't find watching these movies for mocking worth the effort it takes for me to stomach the god-awful.

My eye keeps twitching. Should I be concerned? My cat also seems to be having this problem, and I have no qualms about saying I will likely address her first.

30 Days of Writing Meme )

15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!

Though not a fiction writer, I am absolutely smitten with the story-telling finesse shown by Gene Weingarten. His ability to present a tale piece by tantalizing piece and constantly grip the reading is something I aspire to myself. He has a true talent for humor, humanity and pathos. He used to write for the Washington Post and still does the occasional piece, although as more of a guest. Weingarten is also a Pulitzer winner.

In the fiction world, I would go with Anlarria of the Code Geass AU mafia fanfic "Primary Gain." I choose Anlaaria over professional writers because I really enjoy watching her experiment with ideas and improve her style with every chapter. She has a way of presenting characters in a very and sometimes awkwardly realistic way so that every nick and scratch is exposed and nobody is purely good or evil. It's very much in the Geass vein of writing, but she makes it her own, building upon every plot with an ever-enriching world and character-base. Her ability to capture the feel of mafia life, cop life and royal life is simply stunning.
tempestuously: ([ph] if bird or devil)
I spent the better part of my drive home following a truck that had "NIP" as its license plate and contemplating what that could possibly mean and what it said about the driver. They also had a FMA alchemy symbol so I'm a bit stumped.

I want to either go to the Capitol Fringe Festival this weekend or check out that Normal Rockwell exhibit at the American History Museum. Not sure which will win out.

I learned more today about LeBron James than I ever wanted to know, and it's entirely my fault. Speaking of rants, what's all this fuss about Wonder Woman's new look? It seems decent to me. Yeah, it's not Amazon-ish so I guess you could say it doesn't exactly relate to her roots, but it doesn't look bad. Then again, I never had too much trouble with the X-Men movies ditching the stupid uniforms for the black ones. I was also recommended the Kevin Smith Batman comic and told the Joker seems more gay. What's the usual opinion on this thing?

Your poliquote of the week:

"I think it would be fine if the school wanted to allow the gay students attend a separate prom, they just can't call it a prom. Maybe a "civil formal social gathering". If they call it a prom, then that erodes the sanctity of proms."

"That's right. If we allow them to go to the prom, then what's next? Some guy will want to take an alligator as his date, and then the school halls will be filled with satan-worshipping necrophiliacs. It can't be allowed!"


30 Days of Writing Meme )

11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

RP-wise: Lelouch is the fave. Duh. Least favorite is Eddie but only because his voice is HARD. I still love you, Eddie.

Fiction-wise: Dominic wins hands-down as favorite. He's a nice challenge because he's one of those characters that very rarely says what he's thinking. Unless he's pissed at someone and then he spares no words. Dominic is also fun because he is one big mess of layers that shift, depending on who he's talking to and what's going on. Sometimes he may be an outright bastard, sometimes he may be gentle and sometimes he may be completely innocent. His voice is also fun in that it's very direct and authoritative. Dominic does not take shit, and you better damn well do what he says. Plus, Dominic has Wolf, which is also fun to write, especially when he's fighting and bloody. I can always find an excuse to get Dominic bloody.

As far as least favorite, it's a toss-up between Ty and Angelique. Ty is hard because he's more of a plot point than an actual character, despite all of the important characteristics I've given him. He's also fickle and too nice. I also worry he comes off too gay. He is just not well incorporated into the story so I never quite no what to do with him. I have written at length about my issues with Angelique, which can mostly be summarized by saying I find her boring. I have no idea what her character is, she's too cliched and her voice is pure murder on me since it's supposed to be all New Agey and I fail at that. Both need severe revision.
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Finished "Hundred Thousand Kingdoms." I wasn't crazy about the ending, but that's because I think in order for it to really work, you had to feel something sincere for Yeine. I didn't. It's not that she was a bad character; it was just that she was so much a creature of fate and didn't have as much agency as the book seemed to promise. I am curious to see where the next book takes us. I would love to read "Name of the Wind" soon since the reviews call it THE BEST FANTASY BOOK OF THE DECADE, but I will probably end up reading more Temeraire since chances of a book I want actually being at my library when I want it are slim to none.

Anyways, I saw a writing meme and I so want in!

30 Days of Writing meme. )

1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you've worked with and why.

This is two questions so I will take each separately. As to my favorite writing project, that is without a doubt "Psychosis" because it gives me the chance to poke at my favorite trope in fiction: insanity. Most of the major characters in "Psychosis" suffer from some form of insanity, although some hide it better than others. Insanity can range from danger addiction to violent behavior to power obsession to inferiority complexes. "Psychosis" is all about exploring what makes a person the way they are, how it affects those around them and how such character flaws might be changed. It is meant to be a manic story, with character emotions in constant flux. But at its heart is the nature of human connection.

My favorite universe is the one for my unwritten angel story. I like it because I like fallen angels and wandering demons, caught amid a simple rural town with a nice coffee shop. I think most of the story takes place around this coffee shop, where the main characters enjoy eating lemon poppyseed muffins. I have no idea if I will ever start this one.

I will also add Gabi and mine's Geass vampire AUverse because it just keeps getting more and more amazing. We have since decided that V.V. and the rest of the cult are faeries and that C.C. is a kitsune who is vaguely related to Marianne, a former faerie who's been turned into a vampire. Good times.
tempestuously: ([vk] the art of topping)
Argh, I was trying to resist it but the FL spam has forced me to give in. I suppose I can never resist a chance to shoot my mouth off.

Name a fandom and I'll give you some unpopular* opinions about it.

Warning, I am a contrary person at heart and disagree with fandom *often*.
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
I love this game. Name 5-10 of some of your favorite movies using ridiculously long prose. Such as Theological Sovereign Father Figure -- > The Godfather, or Numerical Armageddon --> 2012.

It's so much fun!

1. Absence of Color Description of the Excellence of One's Appearance
2. Relatively Nice Final Bequeathment Recreational Searching
3. Regression Toward Events Yet to Transpire
4. Past Arrival Into Life Actualization of Self
5. Hirsute Tradesman and the Royal Suffering Hemoglobin Deprivation

I'll put up more later. Have fun with your lists.
tempestuously: ([vk] the art of topping)
I finished PJO 4. Tyson made me cry, actually cry. God, I love him. I think he's my favorite and I don't know why. He's so such an endearing and hopeful character. Also, I feel dumb but I kind of want Percy with Rachel just because the author so clearly wants Percy/Annabeth. I know it won't happen but I want to read fic in defiance. I don't like having things shoved down my throat. That said, Annabeth is an awesome character.

Snowpocalypse 2: Electric Bugaloo and its brethren have made me incredibly lazy so I will save actual post for tomorrow or so. In the meantime, there is always a meme.


Oh yeah, and Lost BLEW. I have to go find a gif for it. But yeah. I think it was the lack of Ben or Locke.

Ok so this picture has nothing at all to do with the episode but it is INFINITELY MORE INTERESTING. I fucking hate Kate.

lol no

Nov. 9th, 2009 02:07 am
tempestuously: ([cat] too awesome for you)
Ok ok I'll bite.

tempestuously: ([blackcat] liek OMG squee!!1)
stealin' from [livejournal.com profile] tinaeu

1. Pick up to 10 OTPs [Nayami: I am also inserting threesomes, platonic pairings that make me go d'aww.]
2. Describe them in 15 words or less
3. Have your flist guess the OTP

If you can actually get more than 5 of these, you clearly know me. )
tempestuously: ([blackcat] liek OMG squee!!1)
I have more incoherent ramblings about the Dark Tower and how Eddie has brocon which means I'm sold and love him forever and ever and ever... but I'm essaying. So let's do the easy stuff first.

If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the Internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

List 10 of your favorite characters from different fandoms, and ask people to spot patterns in your choices, and if they're so inclined, to draw conclusions about you based on the patterns they've spotted.

Lelouch Lamperouge: Code Geass
Kira Sakuya: Angel Sanctuary
Benjamin Locke: Lost
Kaiba Seto: Yugioh
Hiwatari Satoshi: DNAngel
HeeroDuo: Gundam Wing (AGAIN DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE)
Ichijouji Ken: Digimon 02
Fakir: Princess Tutu
Uchiha Sasuke: Naruto (Somedays I just cry about this.)

... I think I failed at this meme.
tempestuously: ([wolf] the beast inside)
When I see things like this:
-->"Keep the wank to a minimum. I know it can be hard with the truth coming out, but please be courteous to other people and be courteous in return"
the translation becomes:
-->"I know it's impossible to ever tell people how you truly feel about them in a less public matter where everyone can see and in some cases cause the person or both persons potential embarrassment or discomfort so you should totally post on the Internets because hey we like knowing your private shit, but please don't start bitch fights that will likely end up on Fandom Wank and draw more attention to this meme."

I don't know. Maybe it's just me. Personally, I think things like this should be limited to saying good things about people, which should be public since maybe you want the whole world to know that so-and-so is an awesome human being. But using them to discuss issues, um WHY DON'T YOU JUST TALK TO THEM OR SEND AN ANON EMAIL. Encouraging people to be honest via a public forum is a pitiful excuse to gain access to information that really isn't anyone else's business and saying "Oh no wank" is an extremely weak cover. Look, if you want to watch people upset each other, at least don't be coy about it. I'm tired of this half-baked voyeurism. Does it kill people to use public forums to I don't know BE DECENT TO EACH OTHER. And I'm sure there's plenty of really nice things being said on this meme but the option to do otherwise just pisses me off. It's not your business. And for those who wish to make it your business, they're the worst level of coward.
tempestuously: ([not!kamui] i keep this for trauma)
Argh my motivation sucks. In the meantime... POSITIVE THINGS!

1 - Comment here.
2 - I will tell you why I love you if I know you well; if I do not I will tell you one thing I love about reading your LJ.
3 - In return, post this on your journal if you fancy it. But you probably already have since I'm latey mclatest.
tempestuously: ([tutu] a sorta fairytale)
I love pairing memes so I'm swiping from [livejournal.com profile] darknightrain.

Caution caution I am not fond of Tsubasa pairings in canon. )
tempestuously: ([geass] see me)
Take the first sentence (or two) from the first post of each month of 2007. That's your year in review.

I'm mostly doing this to see how much of it ends up being Geass-related. I'm hoping for 50 percent. Let's see! )
tempestuously: ([tutu] dance with me)
My journal is too emo lately. I need to talk more about random porn I visit. Anyway, have a meme I stole from [livejournal.com profile] eryne_chan.

Your Boy Side
[] You love hoodies.
[x] You love jeans.
[ ] Dogs are better than cats. (They are both awesome!)
[ ] It's hilarious when people get hurt.
[x] You've played with/against boys on a team.
[x] Shopping is torture. (Good god yes.)
[ ] Sad movies suck.
[ ] You own an X-Box.
[x] Played with Hot Wheels cars as a kid.
[ ] At some point in time you wanted to be a firefighter.
[x] You own a DS, PS2 or Sega.
[x] You used to be obsessed with Power Rangers.
[ ] You watch sports on TV.
[ ] Gory movies are cool. (Self-indulgent bullshit.)
[x] You go to your dad for advice.
[ ] You own like a trillion baseball caps.
[ ] You like going to football games.
[ ] You used to/do collect baseball cards.
[ ] Baggy pants are cool to wear.
[ ] It's kinda weird to have sleepovers with a bunch of people.
[x] Green, black, red, blue, or silver are one of your favorite colors.
[x] You love to go crazy and not care what people think.
[ ] Sports are fun.
[x] Talk with food in your mouth.
[ ] Wear boxers.

Total = 10

Your Girl Side
[ ] You wear lip gloss.
[ ] You love to shop.
[ ] You wear eyeliner.
[x] You have some of the same shirts in different colors.
[x] You wear the color pink.
[ ] Go to your mom for advice.
[ ] You consider cheerleading a sport.
[ ] You hate wearing the color black.
[x] You like hanging out at the mall.
[ ] You like getting manicures and/or pedicures.
[x] You like wearing jewelry.
[ ] Skirts are a big part of your wardrobe.
[ ] Shopping is one of your favorite hobbies.
[ ] You don't like the movie Star Wars.
[x] You are/were in cheerleading, gymnastics or dance.
[ ] It takes you around 1 hour to shower, get dressed, and put on make-up and accessories.
[ ] You smile a lot more than you should.
[ ] You have more than 10 pairs of shoes.
[ ] You care about what you look like.
[ ] You like wearing dresses when you can.
[ ] You like wearing body spray/perfume/cologne.
[x] You wear girl underwear.
[ ] Used to play with dolls as little kid. (I played with My Little Ponies. Barbie sucks.)
[ ] Like putting make-up on someone else for the joy of it.
[ ] Like taking pictures of yourself with your cell phone/camera when you're bored.

Total: 6

Yeah, like anyone is actually surprised.
tempestuously: ([gs] shinn is not pleased)
Nope, you don't get context for the subject or the icon. I'm evil like that.

So about that picture drama, who bawled their eyes out? Who wants to huggle the boys and never let go? Sephy, your idea may not be too far off. XD Who loves that picture where everyone else fades out except for Lelouch? Who knows this thing will reveal next to nothing?

In others news:

I liked this meme. It messed with my head. Except for #7. That was owwies.

Choose five series. Don't look at the questions until you've chosen your five.

1. Code Geass
2. Toward the Terra
3. Angel Sanctuary
4. Naruto
5. X

Jomy and Naruto: separated at birth??? )


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