May. 13th, 2014 01:00 pm
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (life (teatree_icons))
Everyone should post their ten most CRUCIAL CRUCIAL CRUCIAL-ASS movies, like the movies that explain everything about yourselves in your current incarnations (not necessarily your ten favorite movies but the ten movies that you, as a person existing currently, feel would help people get to know you) (they can change later on obviously).

I already did this on Tumblr, but I'll repost here.

Okay, in no particular order, and counting series as one:

Star Wars Episodes I-VI
Indiana Jones 1-3
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe & Prince Caspian
The Mummy & The Mummy Returns
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
The Lion King
Sweet Home Alabama
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Miracle (2004)

And hey, let’s go with some trivia, since I’m here.

* My favorite Star Wars movie is Episode I: The Phantom Menace. I’m not even ashamed of this anymore, it is a hot mess and I will still defend it to the grave.

* The only Star Wars movie I saw in theatres was Episode IV: A New Hope, when it was rereleased in…1997? Something like that. And I only remember seeing it because of one specific shot in Mos Eisley that for some reason is really vivid in my head.

* The only Star Wars movie I can remember seeing for the very first time is TPM, at my grandma’s house in West Seattle over Christmas. (Probably Christmas of 1999, but it could have been 2000.) I grew up watching the OT, but I didn’t see AotC or RotS until way after they came out.

* My favorite Indiana Jones movie is Temple of Doom. I identify with Willie Scott more than any of the other Indy girls.

* I saw Prince Caspian four times in theatres, mostly because I won a $50 gift card for the movie theatre during one of the post-graduation shindigs.

* For most of middle school, I could quote any given line from The Mummy. My first fanfic was written in elementary school and was basically The Mummy, but all the characters were dogs.

* I grew up watching Totoro, but I have never seen it dubbed in English or with English subtitles and I have no desire ever to. (I don’t speak Japanese; we had a copy of it on VHS.)

* The scene from Jason and the Argonauts with the gods in Olympus playing chess with the Argo was hugely formative for me. (I am pretty sure this is Jason and the Argonauts and not an Odyssey movie.)

* Favorite Disney movie. I feel a person’s favorite Disney movie says a lot about them. LIONS. KINGS IN EXILE. How can you go wrong here?

* Sweet Home Alabama is one of about two or three quote-unquote chick flicks that I can actually watch, because most of the others hit my embarrassment squick so hard I can’t get through the first ten minutes.

* While I am not overly attached to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, I’m 99% certain I wouldn’t have gotten into fandom without it, even though I was already reading the books. My entry into online fandom can be dated to the movie’s release in theatres in 2001.

* I saw Miracle about thirty times in one year and this is the fandom that got me on LiveJournal probably in…2004? 2005? (I’d check, but LJ just kicked me off for forgetting my password and failing to login too many times.) My Miracle fic is still hanging around somewhere. (Yes. My second online fandom — the first was HP — was hockey fandom.)

Honorable mentions: My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The 10th Kingdom, Lonesome Dove (actually, this one should probably be on the list, but I kept it and 10th Kingdom off because they're miniseries, not movies), Independence Day, Dante's Peak, Lord of the Rings, Titanic. Look, I didn't say my tastes were refined, per se.
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (nothing new history (girlyb_icons))
I don't really have a devoted year-end meme that I do every year, and since my main output is slow-moving chapter-by-chapter WIPs, most of the ones I've seen aren't exactly designed for me either.

Read more... )

Oh, I guess I do have this fannish meme I did last year.

meme )
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (be mindful of the future (iconthology))
I just felt like doing that meme where you take a screenshot of your desktop and share it.

what? WHAT? )

I'd pull out the baby netbook and screenshot that desktop too, but it feels like a bit too much hassle. (It's this, though. This is the first time in more than four years I haven't had Narnia desktops.)
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (nothing new history (girlyb_icons))
I am ruthlessly pillaging this meme from Tumblr, because I don't have a Tumblr (no, technology, I refuse; to be fair, I do this with everything else too) and it looks fun. (Also, to be fair, I think variations of this go around journal fandom every year or so.) And also I guess I'm trying to post every day in February or something?

Give me 2-4 actors and actresses. I'll put iTunes on shuffle and create a fake movie using that song and those actors.

I reserve the right to make it a TV show because I have trouble with movie pacing.

ETA: I also reserve the right to ask for a recast if I don't think I'm familiar enough with the actors.
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Shamelessly snagged from [personal profile] highlyeccentric.

meme )

And another end of the year (fannish) meme, snagged from various peoples.

a new meme )

And the first lines of the first posts of each month of 2012 meme:

the meme strikes back )

And first lines of fic from the first fic written each month (uh, this seems unlikely, I'm just saying).

the return of the meme )

book meme

Dec. 27th, 2012 07:34 pm
bedlamsbard: miscellaneous: read (bookshelf with text "read") (read (girlyb_icons))
Seen around and snagged from several people, heh.

What are you currently reading?

For fun, I'm reading Barbara Hambly's Sisters of the Raven, which is a fantasy novel about LADIES (yay!) in a highly restrictive society. I didn't realize that when I first started it, so I wasn't entirely sure how I'd feel about it, but I think she's handling it well so far. In some ways it's kind of painful, but in a good way. (Restrictive in this sense meaning that women have to be veiled in public, well-bred women aren't supposed to be seen in some public settings, women don't even have -- what we'd think of as proper names, I guess? The men have names like Oryn and Iorraldus and so on, and the women are named things like "the Summer Concubine" and "Foxfire Girl." Except for one, for reasons. It's interesting.)

For school, I'm reading David Mattingly's Imperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Empire, which I've actually been reading since October, but haven't quite managed to finish yet because something else always comes up. Mattingly's actually a prof in my department at Leicester, but I haven't met him yet since he's on sabbatical. Normally he'd be running my program. I just started Crime and Punishment in Ancient Rome, since one of my final papers is on incest laws in Rome.

What did you recently finish reading?

Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory's Obsidian Mountain trilogy: The Outstretched Shadow, To Light a Candle, and As Darkness Falls. It's a high fantasy trilogy with elves, demons, unicorns, centaurs, magic, good v. evil, and so on -- but I actually really love it, it's one of my favorite high fantasy stories. It manages to get that really grueling, disastrous, desperate feel of a dragged-out war. (The sequel trilogy disappointed me because it didn't accomplish that same feeling of desperation.) Before that, I reread some Chrestomanci and some Susan Cooper: comfort reading for the end of term + travel + back home.

I also just finished reading the TPB of Journey Into Mystery: Fear Itself, which was absolutely delightful and now I have to buy the rest of the arc. (Deaged/reborn teenage Loki tries to do the Right Thing. No, I'm serious, this is canon and not fic.)

What do you think you'll read next?

I've got a pile of books on Greek and Roman magic I need to read for school, so that and a metaphorical giant pile of articles on incest. So that, for class! For fun, since I'm on vacation, I've still got a pile of books I bought over the summer that I didn't get around to reading before I left: God's War by Kameron Hurley and Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce are probably at the top of the list. I'm also feeling the strange urge to reread The Hobbit, even though I just reread it about a month ago. Gee, I can't imagine why.


May. 26th, 2012 06:08 pm
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (grim dawn (wibbelkind))
Snagged from basically everywhere.

1. Pick a pairing or a character
2. Ask me my particular headcanon regarding something about them
3. Post to your journal to share your own headcanon!
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (the die hard way (likefluffy))
Aww, I just got a really kind e-mail from a professor. And another e-mail from a different prof in response to something that briefly gave me chills of horror: "Where's your paper?" "Uh, you gave me an extension...?" (a.k.a. I haven't started it yet) "Oh, right, I remember now." Oh well. I wasn't using those years of my life anyway.

I've, forty pages in the last couple of days? Granted, some of that was just revising, but still. I'm working on my Latin translation right now, and when that's done, I'll start in on my Ovid paper. (Something about Minerva and Arachne. I'll figure out what later.) My hands are so sore from all this typing. Elbows too. Last night I was practically in tears because I needed to work but my eyes hurt too much to look at a computer screen. This is the last paper, though, and will be over. (And tomorrow we're finally seeing The Avengers! I think! Stupid movies coming out during finals season, what's up with that? It happened with VotDT last year too.)


Meanwhile, my worthy tool of procrastination! Answers to the 15 characters meme.

The characters:
1. Peter Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia)
2. Susan Pevensie (Chronicles of Narnia)
3. Sharon "Athena" Agathon (BSG)
4. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (BSG)
5. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)
6. Eustace Scrubb (Chronicles of Narnia)
7. Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars)
8. Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
9. Red!Olivia Dunham (Fringe)
10. Amber!Lincoln Lee (Fringe)
11. Paul Ballard (Dollhouse)
12. Nolan Ross (Revenge)
13. Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke (Revenge)
14. Karl "Helo" Agathon (BSG)
15. Quinlan Vos (Star Wars)

questions and answers! )

Now I really want a Fringe/Revenge crossover, you guys.
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (bring it starbuck (scifi-tv-addict))
Hey, it's finals time, it's always nice having something to procrastinate on. (Plus, you know, I as ever live in curiosity of how many people are still reading.)

I have made a list of fifteen characters. You should post questions in the comments! For example: "One and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", or "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", or "Zombie Invasion! Six and Eight are trapped in a department store: what do they do?" I will then fill in the characters and answer the questions and hilarity will ensue.


Mar. 5th, 2012 12:09 am
bedlamsbard: miscellaneous: cup of tea on a laptop (girlyb_icons) (tea and laptop (girlyb_icons))
Here is a meme! Borrowed from several people. As per usual, am curious to see if I actually get any responses. (I'm...going through one of my slightly paranoid fits.)

I was thinking you should tell me about stories you think I should write. I mean, if you could sit me down for a day or whatever and say, "Bed, I want you to write this story for me," what would that story be?

I'm not actually promising to *write* any of these, mind you, but it's fun anyway. And who knows if I'll be inspired!
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (life (teatree_icons))
So the WIP meme. Yeah. That's going around again!

Post a random sentence (or three whole paragraphs) from every WIP you're currently working on, even if it's very short. Then invite people to ask questions about your WIP. With any luck, you'll get talking about writing, and the motivation to take that WIP one step closer to completion will appear as if by magic!

Star Wars: genderswapped time-traveling lady Jedi )

Star Wars: sequel to What is Lost )

Narnia: Border Wars (NBB fic) )

Narnia: Dust in the Air 28 )

Narnia: the one where Rilian presides over divorce court Narnia )

BSG: Cally and Helo at the shipyards, pre-series )

BSG: the Agathon family reunion fic )

BSG: Ghost in the Machine )

BSG/Dollhouse crossover )

Okay, so I'm never allowed to complain that I have nothing to work on ever again.
bedlamsbard: miscellaneous: read (bookshelf with text "read") (read (girlyb_icons))
Stolen from everyone: Find the nearest book to you, turn to page 45, and read the first sentence: this describes your sex life in 2012.

I can't figure out if the book behind me or the book next to me is closer, so we'll go with both of them.
Good morning, sir, she said, because the old dog-fox was watching her and the princess with interest. (Spindle's End, Robin McKinley)

"Uncertain...," said the chorus of merchants as they began to step backward, widening their circle. (Red Seas Under Red Skies, Scott Lynch)

Well, that can't be good.
bedlamsbard: miscellaneous: cup of tea on a laptop (girlyb_icons) (tea and laptop (girlyb_icons))
2011: not quite as dire as I thought it was.

Dust in the Air: 23 (6181) | 24 (7156) | Interlude (2230) | 25 (5827) | 26 (7979)

Second Sight | Narnia; Jill, Peter, and Susan and dream interpretations (1896)

Be Bold, Be Bold | Narnia; Rilian, the one with the poetry (4164)

Our Impudent Crimes | Narnia; Rilian, the one with the artwork (5073)

The White Harvest | Narnia; Golden Age, Osumare Seaworth, Peter, and others, the conquest of Terebinthia (18444)
- To the Victors | Narnia; coda to Harvest (1154)

Written in the Dust | Narnia; OCs and Caspian I the Conqueror, the one with academia (5500)

Peaches and Cream | BSG; Helo/Sharon, the one with makeouts (807)

The Dog Days are Done | BSG; Apollo and Helo, the one where Helo has PTSD (2222)

Nightfall | BSG; Helo/Sharon, the one with the haunted cabin (3939)

I also posted a giant stack of Narnia UFOs, the most significant of which was Be Like Water, the 70K girl!Peter genderfuck PC AU.

Total wordcount: a respectable 72,572, out of which 29,373 was part of Dust and 6968 was in BSG.

fannish achievement meme )
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (prepare to fight (xmaidelex))
Snagged from everywhere. Like [personal profile] musesfool said, stories what I would actually write, not the ones where I tell you why I would never write it.

Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I will give you 1-3 sentences from or about it.
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (the end starts now (karanna1))
I have been reminded that I should write up the answers for the pairings meme. So!

beneath the cut )

Hey, y'all got 16/20! I am not as obscure as I thought I might be. A lot of them were canon, four of them were from the same fandom, most of them were het, and three were incestuous. One was twincestuous! And one was so old-school it's 3000 years old, heh.
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (Default)
Dude, mostly I'm just curious to see how many ships I actually have, since I tend towards gen. Er, and I'll try for the less obscure stuff.

1. Think of up to 20 ships you support.
2. List them using descriptions of the characters involved rather than their names.
3. Have your audience guess as many of the ships as they can.
4. Fandom hints will be given if asked in the comments.

I am seriously surprised I came up with twenty of those )
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (life (teatree_icons))
I actually have more than one active WIP at the moment, so! Meme -- working titles and first lines. (I generally don't tack titles on until the story's done, so right now all the titles are the doc names.)

[family reunion] (BSG): Ordinary Marsday morning, or as ordinary as they get around here, anyway.

[dust 24 a.k.a. jill in anvard] (Narnia; this is actually Dust 26 but I have changed the doc name yet): Anvard, Jill had decided on her second day there, is like the perfect fairy tale castle she used to dream of as a little girl.

[Rilian lawcode] (Narnia): The biggest scandal of the year comes when Benjavier Jonstone returns to Cair Paravel to fetch the Queen’s Men and take them back with him to Archenland, where they’ve been offered an appointment at Queen Oona’s court at Anvard.

Hey, I didn't say I had a lot more than one active WIP.


Aug. 14th, 2011 01:55 pm
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (stories that can't be told (isapiens))
Snagged from everywhere:

Alfred Hitchcock said, "If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach." If I wrote a story today, what would the readers immediately look for?

Probably still a body in the couch! *laughs* What do y'all think?


Jul. 10th, 2011 12:04 am
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (warriors (frenchsweetie))
Go look at your blog. Find the last fandom-related thing you posted. The characters in that post are now your team-mates in the zombie apocalypse. How fucked are you?

Peter, Susan, Kirk!Prime, and Kirk!Reboot. I think we're good, guys.

...and now I want Peter/Kirk/Susan. Hey, it's been a while since I hooked a Pevensie up with someone TOTALLY RANDOM. Must ponder a premise, though.


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