grassangel: (reading)
So… I’m reading this series mostly because it had an entry on the Incompatible Sexuality page on TVTropes which convinced me. And because I knew [ profile] shadowsinfire had copies, so I knew I had access to it. Also, she likes them and kept rambling on about them at me and so that plus the TVTropes entry made me read them.
But this post has still been a long time coming…

Anyway, Inda.
I did have a whole bunch of bookmarks in the book, but then an opportune time came for me to return it before I got to write this. But most of them were mostly squee type stuff, so you probably aren’t missing out on much. Even if they were important, they generally fell under the following points.

There are pointy things following. )

And now… The Fox, which took far longer to read, because I did that abominable thing where I skip ahead and then have to forget about most of it before I read through it solid. That and during my skimming ahead, all that I saw was boring pirate ship sequences. And that all the interesting bits were all short and didn’t contribute much to the overall plot except to placefill as “this is what happened to these characters in these seven months”.
Aside from all that though, I kind of liked it more than Inda, mostly because the timelines made sense and there were cases where you were actually told how long had passed rather than just guessing at times. (No, there really was a line which went along the lines of “And seven months passed” which I was SO grateful to see.)

General things of interest that were the exciting and/or interesting bits: the coup resulting in Evered ascending to the throne, pretty much any scene with Hadand, Fox's epic burn and escape rescue thing, Tdor and Evered being mopey over Inda, the plot to help Evered survive his brother and Uncle and Tau and Jeje being awesome.
Things that were interesting but were a little boring at the same time: the Dag conspiracy, the Venn political conspiracy-ings, Ramis and Tau’s politicking.

I have bookmarks, a lot of them. Let me go through them all. Some are reiterations of the points above. )

grassangel: (team tardis)
Whoo! My bi-yearly icon change around. I still need a few more I think. Something slashy, switch around the Pokemon one, another cute thing and maybe either something shiny and sciency.

ANYWAY. The episode.

Which had gloriously Neil Gaiman-y music even. )

Things that I am glad for from this episode. )

As a consequence of the TARDIS being put into a human, I now kind of ship... well, what I said in the title. Also, my hair can do crazy. We all know what that means. )

Tangentally, if I were to have a ride in the TARDIS... )

The unrelated bits at the end:
I keep hearing dubstep in TV programs. This is somewhat disconcerting, as it's a very NOT mainstream kind of genre. Except it kind of is, but not... it's somewhere between popular and obscure and bits of it float through and those floating through bits mystify me. Especially because they're original bits of dubstep, not dubstep mixes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory songs or the lines the turrets say or Nyancat.

There should be a "I Want You Gone" and a "The Humans are Dead" mashup. I keep listening to the former and partway through singing "Binary solo! Zero zero one." during an instrumental bit.
grassangel: (hello)
I er, kind of don't want to write a SJA/YW crossover where Luke finds an advanced quantum physics textbook while in university which is actually a manual and becomes a wizard.
Not because it's unbelievable, but because there'd be too many OCs taking major roles like the district overseer person and someone who'd explain what this thing was.

And then there are things that would HAVE to happen because they make perfect sense. )
grassangel: (Default)
Contains spoilers )

I want to read good N fanfiction now. PokeSpe fic as well. I AM SO HAPPY FANFICTION.NET HAS ADDED A WORLD FILTER.
Hmmm... I should do a meme type thing to finish off some fics. How about I post summaries/first lines and people pick things I should finish first? Except I also want to start new stuff like PokeSpe drabbles or maybe take requests.
grassangel: (Touya - what?)
I've been watching Nico 'I dance' videos all evening. That is still no excuse for this. )

And it doesn't quite explain why it makes me want to write about Amy fighting off some alien armed only with a similarly alien glow worm.
grassangel: (Yuuko)
I saw it.

Somewhere, there is a very unhappy Dream wondering what the hell is happening to his realm. There also needs to be more crossover fic with HOLiC as well as stuff exploring thaumaturgical architecture/architectural thaumaturgy and the Khloidanikos (from the Doctrine of Labyrinths series).

It was not that confusing. I survived and manage to help map out a timeline for Tsubasa. Inception is... comparable, but doesn't involve nearly as many stable time loops or paradoxical almost incestuous relationships. Um... it may have also helped I went expecting it to be "IT WAS ALL A DREAM" and thus it was a bit less than what I had expected.

This is probably spoilery )

Also a very odd movie if you can, or have ever, lucid dreamed. You find yourself mentally shouting at the screen about denying the situation and just willing a change.
The sensation of exiting a dream is also more like falling [into a black hole and becoming infinitesimaly dense], not falling prompts the exiting of a dream.
grassangel: (Yuuko)
I am rereading 'The Door in the Air and other stories' by Margaret Mahy and I an quite tickled by some of the themes running through the stories. Especially how they can relate to my fandoms.

Fantastically gay dancers like Brighton are rather awesome.
Wizards need their dreams to prevent them getting lost in their magic.

Then the last story, The Magician in the Tower, that reminds me so much of HOLiC, with a door only opened to a few and those who do walk through change irrevocably. And magicians must change too and that magician's dreams hold the world together.

There has always been a magician in the tower and there always will be.
grassangel: (my ship let me show you it)
9th )
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11th )
12th )
13th )
14th )
15th )

For those of you who don't read these weekly compilations, please do. (Or add me on twitter...) They're full of immediate thoughts on manga chapters, things I've done and random thoughts.
grassangel: (Default)

I reread The Will of the Empress this last week. And OMG I forgot how much I loved the Emelan universe. I love all four of them and they’re such a happy family.

I still don’t know why people want to ship any of them together. There are a whole heap of instances where you could see, if you were particularly over-zealous, shipping, but it’s mostly just cute stuff. Have people not heard of familial kisses? (Briar and Tris falling asleep on Daja’s bed while waiting for her to craft the ear beads and spectacles made me squeal “They’re like puppies!”)
And really, Daja’s quote:

“We are closer than you can begin to imagine — Sandry, Briar, Tris, me. We are the same person in a way you have never heard of”

sums it all up.


Also, new crack pairing! Briar/shakkan. It was seriously too cute all the times he fell asleep with it near him.
Briar in general is too adorable when he gets protective. (Yes, he is my favourite character, but only after Tris.)

I should make an effort to remember the herb name droughtwort, in case I do ever decide to write about how it works.


Totally off-topic but I really want to write a Circle/Doctrine of Labyrinths crossover.  Briar and Mildmay would really get along and Mildmay would love Daja for all the stories she could tell. Meanwhile, Tris and Felix would be chatting away awesomely. I’m not sure if Sandry would get along with either of the brothers though…

*puts the books on her permitted books to buy list*

grassangel: (my ship let me show you it)

The shipping in my sleep was DouWataHima, and was dreamt sometime shortly after the new year.
Doumeki was an archer, who protected the castle that Himawari and Watanuki lived in. Himawari was the princess, and Watanuki was her retainer/adviser.

Anyway, Himawari loved Doumeki who liked Watanuki who had a crush on Himawari... )

The Mirador

Feb. 7th, 2009 07:50 pm
grassangel: (cheery)

My usual comment on everything that tickled my fancy deal. You may know the drill. (And besides, it saves me from bombarding you with tweets/couple of line entries when I’m reading it.)

Same process as before, I bookmarked loads of places as I read through it and will comment on each place I marked. Might not make much sense unless you’ve read the book or have it in front of you.

I have a lot of things to talk about )


A bit more of an indepth comment or two. )
grassangel: (evil)
Started here

I've decided to not bother with segregating Soul Society and the non-Tokyo CLAMP and just mush them all into one huge orgy/crossover.
So all shinigami are in. I'm not sure how the arrancar will fair. (They'll probably be included too, just I have no idea how.)

Some basic concepts have been altered to fit the shinigami in. Throughout CLAMP there have been people able to see spirits. Therefore all people in Bleach who can/are spirits are lumped in this category. Only the captains will be able to exorcise spirits. (And this will usually be done by talking to them. See Byakuya's plot below.) 
Some of the Bleach characters will be in some sort of organisation which keeps track of these people who can see/take care of spirits. (Kakei and Saiga will have links to them, somehow)

The Quincies are like Doumeki and can disipate bad spirits by concentrating energy.

CLAMP powers remain mostly unchanged.

Help needed to get these plots in line and names right. Also, additions welcomed. (Can't remember all of them!)

grassangel: (Sakura & Syaoran - Infinity dress)
Unrelated topics by the way.

On crossovers and Doctors )
A brief cameraphone interlude )

FOOD! (Includes more chiffon cake and lots of reasonably large pictures) )

Uh... completely random, but would people appreciate it if I shared the wheat and/or dairy and/or egg free recipes/versions I have of some of these recipes? (I have a really yummy milk-less milk shake recipe involving that seasame cake that I've forgotten the name of.) They're two ice cream recipes (which taste good) and a couple of other recipes which are some variant of free.

I need to make some roulades... they look fun.
grassangel: (Nadeshiko - grace)
Caught up with the TRC (and FMA) manga scanlations. (As opposed to reading scripts and/or viewing raws.)

Sakura's dress is co cute! Even if I don't like that crenellation pattern, both outfits were adorable! Same with little!Syaoran's clothes. He looked just too cute in them.

I bet CCS!Sakura talked with Clow!Nadeshiko in her dreams because her Syaoran told her about the universes thing and she wanted to find another version of her mother. And so that's how Clow!Nadeshiko knows of how Sakura and Syaoran are ones meant for each other. (I have no idea how there were two 'Syaoran's in our world though. Unless that means CCS!Syaoran is somehow dead. Which should not be an option.)
Which makes me wonder if CCS!Tomoyo has had any strange dreams recently involving princesses, ninjas and flying cars.

Somehow all this is related to a 'what if' thought of that if Ishida had wandered into Yuuko's shop and wished for something 'unpayable' and had to work for her AND Yuuko pondered on what task to set him, teasingly suggesting that maybe he should be her personal tailor, he'd pounce on the offer, just as long as she payed for all the fabrics.
grassangel: (Default)

Apart from the fact I'm in minor pain, I'm quite fine and dandy. Halfway through a proofreader/QC test for Moob scanlations as well.
However, that's not the point of this post. 

Naming help wanted for writing archive and icon community

What I'm looking for is names for a writing archive journal and an icon community.
The writing archive will be for my use only, so just suggest away (I like the words 'mora', 'elan', 'peripeteia') and I'll choose one I like or totally ignore them.

The icon archive might be shared between me,

[profile] shadowsinfire and [profile] dawnduskdancer , so we'll have to confer on the name. Something with 'icons' or 'graphics' is not compulsory though.

I quite like the sound of something flower related though.


Suggestions will go here


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